Trailer Park Boys whisky branding at LCBO catches Wynne by surprise

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Rock Spirits, a division of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, which distributes the rye made in Alberta, did not return a call seeking comment.Rock also handles actor Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka, which was initially banned from LCBO stores because of its clear glass skull-shaped bottle.Later in the day, Deputy Premier Deb Matthews said the Liberal government is concerned about the tone of the whisky’s website, which plays heavily on the Trailer Park Boys’ affection for drink and encourages patrons to join in. When you mix the Trailer Park Boys and whisky, what could go wrong?The Ontario government is taking a second look at plans to start selling the east coast comedy troupe’s rye — Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Canadian Whisky — at LCBO stores across the province on Thursday.While bottles have been sold in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and elsewhere for over a year, the whisky’s cheeky website has raised eyebrows here over its liberal use of the f-word and advice to start drinking before 10 a.m. with a “six-paper joint” of marijuana. Advertisementcenter_img Word of the online marketing campaign, which includes a drink called the Heavy Metal D—, caught Premier Kathleen Wynne by surprise Monday.“I didn’t know about this,” she told reporters when asked about the website at a news conference on hospital parking rates. “None of that sounds particularly savoury to me . . . and dangerous in a lot of ways.” Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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New Study on Ancient Egyptian DNA Reveals Clues to Ancestry

Rabat – A study published in Nature Communications presents new research on DNA obtained from ancient Egyptian mummies that shows strong genetic links to the Middle East rather than sub-Saharan Africa.The study, led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Science and Human History along with the University of Tubingen in Germany, breaks new ground as previous efforts to recover DNA from mummies had been largely unsuccessful due to contamination. Despite the challenges of recovering DNA that is often lost in the harsh climate of Egypt and the practice of embalming bodies that destroyed genetic material, researchers were able to find DNA that had been preserved in the bones and teeth of the mummies.The research is based on data from 90 mummies that were buried between 1380 BCE and 425 CE originating from Abusir el-Meleq which was as ancient Nile community in central Egypt. Analysis of the DNA obtained from these mummies shows that ancient Egyptians were genetically related to the ancient farmers that inhabited present-day Israel and Jordan. These findings refuted previous claims that ancient Egyptians were more closely related to inhabitants of sub-Sharan Africa and suggest that the increase in sub-Saharan ancestry took place after Roman control of the region. While previous archaeological discoveries and preserved documents suggested strong links between Egypt and the Middle East, this research reinforced these connections. This was a welcome confirmation for Omer Gokcumen, an evolutionary anthropologist from the State University of New York at Buffalo who told Nature News that “it is very nice that this study has now provided empirical evidence for this at the genetic level.”While the new findings offer a glimpse into the history of ancient Egypt, they also leave many questions unanswered. For the researchers, this first look into the genetic history of Egypt is only the beginning. read more

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Global aid for trade efforts vital for boosting development Ban says

19 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to donors to maintain their support for “Aid for Trade” efforts to help developing countries, especially the poorest, accelerate development and benefit from global economic growth. Aid for Trade is an initiative launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) six years ago to help developing countries, particularly the least developed, develop the necessary trade-related skills and infrastructure to carry out and benefit from WTO agreements and to expand their trade.“Aid for Trade reflects the international community’s commitment to help developing countries participate actively in the world economy and to ensure that these countries can also gain from world growth,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade, held in Geneva.He said that Aid for Trade is a crucial building block of the global partnership for development, and applauded the international community’s efforts to mobilize resources under this category. Today Aid for Trade accounts for as much as one-third of official development assistance (ODA).“However, all is not well,” Mr. Ban pointed out. “As we all know, this is a time of economic uncertainty. Budgets are tight. But difficult fiscal conditions are no excuse for letting up our efforts; they underscore the need for collective action.”Noting that the annual rate of increase for Aid for Trade has slowed sharply, he urged the donor community not to fall short of the present level of Aid for Trade. “Going forward, it is also essential to ensure that the Aid for Trade does not displace existing development assistance,” he added. The Secretary-General also stressed the need to pay attention to the unique needs of the least developed countries (LDCs) and make sure they are not left behind. Also, he emphasized the need to fully utilize the potential for Aid for Trade to advance food and nutrition security. “In all our efforts, let us remember that meeting our development goals is ultimately about building self-sufficiency and helping people help themselves,” he stated. “Together, let us advance our shared goal of ensuring that the international system works best for those who need it most.” Mr. Ban also noted that in an age of integration and interconnection, initiatives such as Aid for Trade have to be looked at along with other interlinked issues such as climate change, food crisis, global health and gender empowerment, as well as other development objectives, including the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Next year’s UN conference on sustainable development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June, will provide an opportunity to do just that, said the Secretary-General, who has made sustainable development the world body’s top priority for this year.Sustainable development was also a topic of talks held today between Mr. Ban and Micheline Calmy-Rey, the President of Switzerland. They discussed the work of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, of which the President is a member, and Mr. Ban was pleased to hear that the Panel’s work is progressing, his spokesperson said.The panel, set up last August, is tasked with finding ways to lift people out of poverty while tackling climate change and ensuring that economic development is environmentally friendly.They also discussed assistance to the new nation of South Sudan, Swiss support for peacebuilding initiatives in Africa and Haiti and the Swiss role in various mediation efforts.The two-day Global Review of Aid for Trade, which opened on Monday, is aimed at assessing what has been achieved since the initiative was launched in Hong Kong in 2005. The forum brings together senior officials from the WTO, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as well as dozens of international trade organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private corporations. read more

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CRTC tells wireless providers to support 911 text messages for hearing speech

Canadian wireless carriers must make changes to their networks and systems to support 911 emergency text messages from hearing and speech-impaired persons, the federal telecom regulator said Thursday.The service would only be provided to the hearing and speech-impaired who have pre-registered for it with their wireless carrier, which must make it available within 12 months, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said.The CRTC said access to emergency telecommunications services is critical to safety and the hearing and speech impaired don’t have full access to the 911 service.“The commission noted that access to emergency services by hearing or speech-impaired Canadians could be improved if they were able to communicate with 911 operators using text messaging,” the CRTC said in its decision.There will be no need for hearing or speech impaired persons to try to speak when making a 911 call.Once registered, they would be able to call 911 in the traditional way on their cellphones, but the call would be flagged as coming from a pre-registered person with a hearing or speech impairment.The 911 operator would respond by sending a text message to the caller, and the caller and 911 operator would continue to communicate back and forth via text messages, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said in its decision.The regulator also requests that carriers have a plan to inform these subscribers and the general public of the 911 text messaging service for the hearing or speech impaired, the CRTC said.The CRTC has been asking Canadians, especially emergency responders, for ideas on how to improve 911 service in light of changing technology.Texting for 911 service for the public at large is expected to be deployed sometime after the service is in place for the hearing and speech impaired.The trials for this 911 service were done last spring and summer in Vancouver, Toronto, Peel Region and Montreal with hearing and speech-impaired persons who volunteered to help out.Telus participated in the trials, which involved simulated emergencies.Spokesman Shawn Hall said there’s still a lot of technical work to do as the wireless industry and 911 operations centres work to implement the service community by community.“Text messages cannot simply go through to 911. The systems aren’t compatible. Here in Canada, we have a found an elegant and simple solution that should really work,” Hall said.“The text session is layered on top of the 911 voice call, so that texting happens in real time and location information is also transmitted,” he said.The CRTC noted that wireless carriers and MTS Inc. proposed taking more than a year to roll out the service. However, the CRTC ruled the work can be done within the time period if treated as a “high priority.”The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association also said it supports the CRTC’s decision.“Wireless service providers are always looking for ways to improve accessibility for Canadian consumers, and we look forward to continuing our partnerships with community, government and other stakeholders in deploying this revolutionary safety tool,” president and CEO Bernard Lord said in a statement.The Canadian Press read more

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Brock mourns the loss of a student

Brock University mourns the loss of Ms. Nicole Herygers, a completed first-year Bachelor of Arts – Speech and Language (Honours) student who passed away June 1, 2014. The Brock community extends its condolences to the Herygers family and friends.

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Ohio State offensive slobs trying to carry over culture left by former

Members of the OSU offense huddle together to discuss a play during a game against Penn State Oct. 25 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. OSU won 31-24 in double-overtime.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State offense did not perform up to par in Saturday’s 31-24 double-overtime win over Penn State, and the stat book shows it.After four straight weeks of posting 50 or more points, the Buckeyes scored just 17 points in regulation against the Nittany Lions, something sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott said is disappointing.“(We were) very below average. We could have played a lot better. We maybe took a step back from the couple weeks we had before,” he said Monday.Elliott ran for 109 yards on 26 carries and a score in the OSU win.Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein echoed Elliott’s comments, adding the Buckeyes must improve.“We didn’t play like we should have. They were throwing a lot of stuff at us,” Elflein said. “It was hard to communicate, but definitely we didn’t play like we should have and we need to get better.”Elflein added that the performance against Penn State was unsatisfying.“We know we can run the ball. We know we can execute well on the offensive line,” Elflein said. “It’s just a matter of going out and doing it. It was kind of frustrating all game, knowing how well we can play and we weren’t doing it.”Heading into a matchup with Illinois on Saturday, OSU coach Urban Meyer said there is one area where the offense remains inconsistent.“Concern is the offensive line. We just faced a very good defensive line at Penn State and we didn’t play very well,” Meyer said. “It (the offensive line) has made great strides, but the standard was set the last two years with the offensive line play at Ohio State and we are not there.”The core of the offensive line the last two years included three players currently on NFL rosters — Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley and Andrew Norwell — who all started last week for their respective teams.The combination of Mewhort, Linsley and Norwell started each game in the 2012 and 2013 with the exeception of the Michigan game (Mewhort did not start) seasons, driving the Buckeyes to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons.Elflein said despite the struggles against Penn State, the standard set by the departed core group still remains. That standard however, is not always as strict as some may think.“Our room is awesome. I love it. Especially last year. Those guys started the culture,” Elflein said Monday. “Norwell, Corey and Jack (are) just really goofy. We have our own terms and lingo.”One of those terms, while not necessarily flattering, is something Elflein said still remains.“We’re the slobs, everyone on the team calls us the slobs. Norwell is king slob. He is the one who made that up last year,” Elflein said. “It’s fun to play with that, because it can get stressful around here sometimes.“It’s an awesome culture, I love going there (the offensive line room) every day.”While Mewhort now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, Linsley with the Green Bay Packers and Norwell with the Carolina Panthers, Elflein said he remains in contact with the former Buckeyes.“I stay in touch with all those guys, that’s a big part of all of our lives in the O-line room was that culture that was set last year,” Elflein said.Elflein added that Linsley is planning on being in Columbus on Saturday for OSU’s game against Illinois, which is set to kickoff at 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium, as the Green Bay Packers are on a bye this week. read more

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Venture capitalists set up in Dublin to provide €172 million to Life

first_imgA VENTURE CAPITALIST fund is setting up in Ireland with the aim of pumping millions into the Life Sciences sector.Working with Enterprise Ireland, more than €170 million will made available through US company Lightstone Ventures, who will be using Dublin as a base for its European operations.The two-year-old company has already funded dozens of science projects, including the Irish-based deal FIRE1, launched in conjunction with medical device incubator company The Foundry late last year.Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said it would boost both the Irish venture capital industry and Life Sciences sector.He said: “I am confident that the establishment of this fund will directly improve the chances for innovative Irish companies to access the funding, mentoring and networks they need and provide a major boost for job-creation in Ireland.”Lightstone Ventures partner Jason Lettmann, who will be leading the company’s Dublin operation, said he saw it as essential to establish a presence in Europe.He added that Ireland’s “fair and balanced regulatory approach”, as well as the available talent pool, made it a suitable location.Read: Irish angel investors turn 700 per cent profit >last_img read more

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LaCie has a solution for USB 30 on Mac

first_imgIf you want USB 3.0 on your Mac then Apple isn’t going to help. In fact, Steve Jobs doesn’t see any need for it in the short term.Getting access to that 5Gb/s transfer speed is possible if you go through a 3rd party manufacturer, though and LaCie has come up with a complete solution.AdChoices广告There’s actually two things you need from LaCie to make USB 3.0 work. The first is either an Express Card or an ExpressCard/34 which gives you the USB 3.0 ports to plug into. The second is the just released LaCie USB 3.0 Driver for Mac OS.Until today such a combination wasn’t available as LaCie has only just released the required driver. But now it’s possible to take full advantage of USB 3.0 hard drives including the newly announced 6TB 2big external drive also from LaCie.In order to use LaCie’s solution you need to be running at least Mac OS X 10.5.Read more at the LaCie press releaselast_img read more

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Rashford reveals how Solskjaer has improved him as a striker

first_imgMarcus Rashford believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance at Manchester United has been a “massive help” towards his development as a striker.Since Solskjaer took charge at Old Trafford in December on an interim basis, Rashford has embarked on a superb run of form in his favoured centre-forward role.The 21-year-old striker has scored six goals and provided three assists in 12 appearances under Solskjaer.The caretaker manager, who scored 126 goals in 366 games as a forward for United, has even challenged Rashford to match the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.“For me, it’s been a massive help having that type of guidance around me,” Rashford told Sky Sports on Solskjaer’s role in his development.“But he’s been working with all of the players with everything he’s got, you can see even the defenders are improving, the midfield is improving, the team’s improved overall but we understand we can still take more steps forward.“He has that know-how, the understanding, that’s the kind of thing you just pick off naturally off these type of people.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Even not just out on the pitch, having conversations about it, it all adds up. It’s been a big turnaround. As long as we keep improving I don’t see why [he shouldn’t get the job permanently].”The England international went on to reveal that Solskjaer has even encouraged both himself and teammates Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to aim high and possibly match the feats he achieved at United during his own playing career.Aside from being a prolific scorer, Solskjaer also won six Premier League titles and two FA Cups.The 45-year-old even famously scored the match-winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final at Barcelona.Rashford added: “When we were in Dubai, we were having a bit of banter when the manager was speaking to me, Anthony [Martial] and Jesse [Lingard], and I just mentioned his goal in the Champions League final.“He was quick to let us understand that with what we have in this team, anything is possible and it’s not far-fetched to say we can recreate those moments.”United will host Solskjaer’s old rivals Liverpool in a Premier League match at Old Trafford in Sunday with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United gestures during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Fishing report 1113

first_imgLots of coho continue to get caught in the Cowlitz, Lewis and Klickitat rivers, plus at Lyle off the mouth of the Klickitat.Including fish released, sportsmen averaged about a coho per rod in the Cowlitz, Kalama and North Fork of the Lewis rivers last week and even better in the Klickitat.Also of note, three winter steelhead returned to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery last week.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 63 boaters with one adult chinook and 103 adult coho kept. (WDFW)John Day pool, 37 boats with three steelhead kept and 15 steelhead released. (WDFW)Cowlitz — Thirty-four boaters with 28 adult coho kept and five adult coho released; 238 bank rods with 156 adult coho, two cutthroat trout and one adult chinook kept plus 26 adult chinook, 59 adult coho, two jack coho and two steelhead released. (WDFW)Kalama — Thirty-three bank rods with 19 adult coho kept plus three adult coho and one adult chinook released; 89 bank rods with 70 adult coho kept and 41 adult coho released. (WDFW)Lewis — Two boaters with one adult coho kept; 12 bank rods with two adult coho kept. (WDFW)North Fork Lewis — Forty-three boaters with four adult chinook, one jack chinook, 47 adult coho and two jack coho kept plus six adult chinook, five adult coho, two jack coho and one bull trout released; 82 bank rods with 15 adult coho and two jack coho kept plus one adult chinook, two adult coho and two jack coho released. (WDFW)Klickitat — Six boaters with 23 adult coho kept; 19 bank rods with 45 adult coho and two jack coho kept. (WDFW)Silver Lake — Two boaters with 15 crappie, eight yellow perch, six bluegill and a largemouth bass. Most of the crappie were smaller than 9 inches.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday April 18 2019

first_imgLegislators reject six Dunleavy appointees to boards and commissionsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Legislature confirmed 82 other members to state boards and commissions during a joint session.Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delayAssociated PressGov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick.Maine governor approves extradition of accused UAF cold case killer to AlaskaDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe governor of Maine has signed a warrant allowing the extradition of a man accused of a rape and murder 26 years ago in Fairbanks.Anchorage bust nets heroin, fentanyl totaling 10-plus poundsCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageInvestigators say they seized more than 8 and a half pounds of heroin and more than 2 and a half pounds of fentanyl pills in the recent arrest of an Anchorage man on federal drug charges.Elim without potable water; boil notice issuedDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeThe community of Elim is going into its fourth day without running water, following more than a day without power over the weekend. And as of Tuesday, the state issued a boil-water notice for the Norton Sound coastal community.As cruise ships grow, more passengers are headed to AlaskaAbbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAcross the state, port cities are preparing to welcome a record number of passengers.The special ingredient inside these new gluten-free noodles? Fish, from Alaska.Nathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe featured ingredient in the new gluten-free “protein noodles” stocked at Costco might surprise you: It’s pollock, the unassuming whitefish caught by the millions in the Bering Sea, off Alaska’s coast.Donlin Gold to begin drilling programKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelIt’s going to be a busy year for Donlin Gold. The company is gearing up for another round of geotechnical drilling, its first in two years.If approved, Fairbanks could have its first female police chiefTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksAnchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.Ask a Climatologist: The mid-April snow people are seeing is not surprisingCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDeciding when it’s really spring is problematic in Alaska, maybe more so this year than others. First, there was an extremely early breakup of Alaska rivers and now many Alaskans are dealing with mid-April snow showers. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewslast_img read more

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Guccis CEO and Creative Director to Step Down Next Year

first_imgGucci, the famous luxury fashion brand, will see some major changes in top-level management as its CEO Patrizio di Marco and creative director Frida Giannini will be stepping down from their respective posts next year.Gucci announced on Friday that di Marco and Giannini will each leave their posts by the end of the year after serving in their roles for more than five years.CEO Di Marco, who has been with Gucci for 13 years, will reportedly be replaced by Marco Bizzarri. No replacement has yet been announced for Gianni, who has served in the post since 2006.Di Marco and Gianni, who are partners and parents to a young daughter, will be leaving the company together. The move is being touted as the biggest management shakeup since 2004 when Domenico de Sole and Tom Ford, the duo who made Gucci what it is today, left the company.The move comes as Gucci has been struggling with its profits in the Asian market. According to the Associated Press, Gucci’s third quarter revenue fell 2 percent to $1.05 billion.Experts say the move taken by the Florence-based fashion house is in the right direction and will only benefit from the fresh ideas and management.”This was a change that was for a long time in the making. Mr Di Marco and Ms Giannini have presided over Gucci for a whole era, taking it to new heights,” said Luca Solca, an analyst at Exane BNP Paribas in London, to The Independent.Of the new CEO, Marco Bizarri, Solca said that he is a “proven team builder and a very good manager” which would help Gucci gain back some of its lost lustre.Gucci’s parent company Kering asserted that the changes being made now should help the company adapt to the current market conditions.”Over the last five-seven years, there has been a great change in the world of luxury in terms of scale and growth, and we are facing the question of how to maintain exclusivity while continuing to grow,” François-Henri Pinault, head of Kering was quoted by the New York Times.”I think to answer that, we need a new point of view on both creative and management sides, which was why it was time to make changes at Gucci,” Pinault added.last_img read more

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Fracking and earthquakes This is why China says shale mining didnt cause

first_imgThe Sichuan earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude killed 13 people and injured 199 on June 17.ReutersChinese officials have stated that there isn’t sufficient evidence to prove that the strong earthquake that rattled Sichuan province this week was caused due to excessive exploitation of shale gas in the region.The clarification came after speculations were floated on online forums that fracking may have contributed to the 6.0 magnitude earthquake in southwest China that killed 13 people and injured 199 on June 17.However, officials stated that Sichuan and neighbouring areas are vulnerable to earthquakes as the region is an active seismic zone. “There’s no sufficient evidence to indicate that the earthquake has anything to do with shale gas mining,” Wang Haitao, director of China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), said at a conference on Tuesday.Officials reasoned that discrepancy between the depth of the quake’s epicenter and the average mining depth indicates that the recent quake was not human-induced. “The mining usually goes as deep as 1,000 meters, but the epicentre of this earthquake were of a depth of 16 kilometres. This suggests that human activities have a limited impact,” Guo Xun, a seismologist with the China Earthquake Administration, told the Global Times.He further said that casualties have been a cause of concern as a study by US scientists indicated smaller earthquakes increased in areas near oil extraction and shale gas exploitation. But since the claim is not proven by concrete scientific evidence, officials cannot confirm the same.In February, about 1,000 residents gathered at a government building in Rongxian county in Sichuan, after two people were killed in two earthquakes measuring 4.3 and 4.9, reported Global Times. While it was speculated that the earthquakes were caused by fracking, the Chinese seismologists had said that there was insufficient evidence to support the claims.What is fracking?  Fracking trucks at work are seen at a shale gas well of Sinopec in Nanchuan.ReutersHydraulic fracturing or fracking is a technique in which high-pressure liquid (primarily water) is injected into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations under the earth’s surface. The process is used to create new pathways so that the release of natural gas, petroleum and brine flow more freely.The process is highly controversial in many countries. Some claim that besides economic benefits, this method helps decrease carbon footprint as it’s a cleaner alternative to coal and gas. However, others have said that the benefits are outweighed by possible environmental impacts such as surface and groundwater contamination, air and noise pollution and the threat of earthquakes.last_img read more

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Netflix Castlevania Animated Series Gets First BloodSoaked Trailer

first_imgSince there isn’t a new Castlevania game anywhere on the horizon, we’ll have to make do with the next best thing: a Netflix animated series. The famed streaming service has just released a teaser trailer for a new Castlevania show that promises to please fans of the franchise.Interestingly, the trailer doesn’t show footage from the series until the 41-second mark. The intro shows a person inserting a Castlevania cartridge into a Nintendo Entertainment System console. Once the system is booted up, a menu of Netflix shows appears on screen. The menu itself has graphics reminiscent of an 80’s computer game.Once Castlevania is selected, we see something that looks more like the Predator’s heat vision than NES graphics. After all that silliness, the actual trailer begins.”Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself,” reads the show’s official synopsis. “The animated series is written by best-selling author and comic-book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.”Though we don’t get to see much footage in this trailer, what’s shown is promising. It’s unclear what animation house worked on this series, but it could be a Japanese one. While this Castlevania series is animated, it appears to have its fair share of computer generated graphics. The tone of the series is about as grim and dark as you would expect. Perhaps — as producer Adi Shankar stated — the show “will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 will debut on July 7. This first part will be composed of four episodes. The second part is set to stream sometime in 2018.last_img read more

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Foodies corner

first_imgGuests can savour delectable and inviting creations such as macaroons, eclairs, muffins, croissants, Paris brest, tarts, mousse, cheesecakes amongst other popular desserts specially crafted by a team of patissiers. There is also a wide range of chocolates, pralines, cookies and cakes readily available or made to order. Island Bar presents the ‘Happy Hours’, offering Delhi’s most extensive selection of wines and spirits. The Bar also features a collection of single malt whiskeys, international cigars and array of non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers. For wine lovers, it offers an extensive selection of wines that are true to their origin. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Café Uno is the place to start the perfect Sunday with a delectable and exquisite brunch. The brunch features an international cheese counter, exotic seafood bar, sushi, antipasti platters, a freshly baked bread station,  Indian and Western delicacies to choose from. The cooking theaters at Café Uno each featuring a different culinary style, are showcases for the best of international cuisines. Where: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel When: Throughout the monthlast_img read more

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Steam Has a Huge Security Flaw on Windows

first_imgSteam, the PC gaming storefront and platform owned by Valve Corporation that’s got more than 1 billion registered users, has client software that’s found on tens of millions of Windows computers. It’s those users who are at risk of an exploit of a significant security vulnerability.Security researcher Vasily ‘Felix’ Kravets (via ThreatPost) found the privilege-escalation issue within the Steam Client Service, the program Steam users install on their PCs to play Steam games. The Client Service can be stopped and started by any user on the device, and when someone does, they get access to a series of Windows Registry subkeys relating to the program. These keys can then be edited to symlink (symbolic link, or a shortcut to access one file or Registry key from another) to other locations on the device, Kravets found he could point a Steam-related symlink to a Registry key with administrative privileges, restart the PC, and gain a command prompt with full system control. Needless to say, that is a big problem, as it means any limited-privilege user, including already-installed malware, can then run anything they like on a Windows PC with Steam installed.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Tech This Out: New Nintendo Switch Battery, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, iPhone 11 LaunchMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTCL 5-Series Hands-On00:56OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:1603:16 While this potential problem is bad enough, Valve apparently treated the threat to its platform with its unfortunately trademark apathy. When Kravets tried to alert the company to the issue via bug-reporting platform HackerOne in June, his report was dismissed. Steam argued that the attack that was only possible if you placed files on the user’s filesystem, which was not true as the method used only relies on editing existing files, not adding new ones.MORE: US Senator Says Wireless Carriers Helping Trump Build ‘Surveillance State’Kravets reopened the report with some additional information to clarify the problem, but it was rejected again, with the additional justification that the attacker needed physical access to the user’s device, also incorrect.Kravets waited 45 days before publicly disclosing the issue. The HackerOne report has since been reopened, and Valve has issued a bug fix for the Steam Client. However, Kravets believes this fix can be bypassed, leaving the same attack vector open.Even if no malicious individual or piece of software tries to attack your computer, Kravets says there’s still a problem with how the Steam client gives any installed Steam game powerful system privileges that it doesn’t need. Seeing how PC games downloaded from the internet can be used to install cryptocurrency mining programs (as our sister site TechRadar has reported), Valve might want to take this issue more seriously.This Hacker Fools License Plate Readers with FashionHow Europe’s GDPR Privacy Rules Help Identity ThievesWhatsApp Hackers Can Manipulate Your Messages: Here’s Howlast_img read more

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Every Major Apple Product for the Fall and Beyond Just Leaked

first_imgAmazon Kindle Oasis 2019 Dunk Tank TestThe latest Kindle Oasis is here, so let’s watch a $250 e-reader take a 60 minute bath and survive.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch Lite02:14OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:3703:37 But the new iPhones could just be the tip of the iceberg for 2019. The report claims that Apple will refresh the iPad Pro line with the same cameras and CPUs as the new iPhones, while relaunching the entry-level iPad as a 10.2-inch slate. Bloomberg also says the 16-inch MacBook Pro will launch this year, which is in line with rumors we’ve been hearing for months. Other rumored devices for this year include an Apple Watch 5, which is said to be a more subtle upgrade than last year’s model. We may also see new AirPods with water resistance and noise cancellation by 2020, as well as a less expensive, smaller HomePod.We should have a better idea of what’s actually coming down the pipeline come September, so stay glued to our iPhone 11 rumor roundup for the latest news.Galaxy Note 10 vs. iPhone 11: How Apple Will Fight Samsung’s Flagships We’re only weeks away from Apple’s rumored Sept. 10 iPhone event, and the leaks just keep coming. An exhaustive new report from Bloomberg confirms many of the iPhone rumors we’ve heard so far, while also detailing new iPads, MacBook, AirPods and HomePod models we may see before the end of the year.Consistent with previous rumors we’ve heard, the Bloomberg report notes that the iPhone 11 will come in three varieties: two “Pro” models, as well as a cheaper follow-up to the iPhone XR. What’s more interesting are the new camera and spec details. Citing “people familiar with the situation,” Bloomberg claims that the iPhone 11 Pro will have a three-camera array complete with advanced AI software (a la Google’s Pixel phones) and advanced video capabilities that could rival professional video cameras.The new iPhones are also rumored to support reverse wireless charging in the vein of Samsung’s recent Galaxy phones, which would allow you to, say, juice up your AirPods’ wireless charging case from your iPhone itself. Other features mentioned include a multi-angle Face ID sensor, better water resistance and fast A13 processors that feature a new “AMX” co-processor to better handle things like augmented reality. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

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DJIs Mavic 2 Zoom Also Gets Massive Discount Thanks to Chinese New

first_imgChinese New Year Sale is bringing back the discount on DJI’s latest Mavic 2 Zoom. We saw quite a few deals focusing on DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom during the holiday season, but since then things have been a little quiet. Thanks to the Chinese New Year Sale, Mavic 2 Zoom is getting a massive discount of $200 for a limited time with code GB-THZOOM2 (Gearbest hasn’t officially shared this code with us so we are unclear how long this promo will last).DJI flaunts its latest Mavic 2 Zoom as a drone that empowers visionaries with stunning cinematic quality and images in glorious color detail. “Powered by a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm), 4 the Mavic 2 Zoom is all about dynamic perspectives,” DJI writes. “Capture everything from wide angle to mid-range shots for even more creative options.”Get DJI Mavic 2 Zoom for $1049 (original: $1249) with code GB-THZOOM2DJI officially sells Zoom for $1,249 but you can use coupon code GB-THZOOM2 to bring the price down to $1,049. In comparison, Black Friday deals did bring the price down to $999 for a very few units and since DJI isn’t likely to offer any discounts on its latest birds, the current discount of $200 makes it the best possible price you can get right now.Head over to GB.Click on Add to Cart.Go to the cart and click on Proceed to Checkout button.Enter coupon code GB-THZOOM2 to get the discount (you need to be signed in to see the coupon box). Specs of DJI Mavic 2 Zoom (copied from GB)Brand: DJI | Type: QuadcopterFeatures: Camera, Radio Control, WiFi APP ControlFunctions: Aerial Photography, Around Flight, Auto Landing, Automatic Return, Automatically Following, One Key Landing, One Key Taking Off, Turn left/right, Up/down, WiFi ConnectionRemote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control | Channel: 4-Channels | Radio Mode: Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle), WiFi APPBattery: 15.4V 3850mAh LiPoPackage Includes: Aircraft (Built-in Intelligent Flight Battery), Remote Controller, Charger, Power Cable, 3 x Pair of Propellers, RC Cable (with Lightning Connector), RC Cable (with Micro USB Connector), RC Cable (with USB Type-C Connector), Gimbal Protector, Communication Cable (USB 3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, RC Cable Slider (Large), 2 x RC Cable Slider (Small), Pair of Spare Control SticksAlso on sale: Mavic2Pro and OnePlus 6 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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React vs Vue JavaScript framework wars

first_imgBefore I begin, one thing that needs to be established, is we can’t for a second ignore the fact that we are going to compare two different JavaScript frameworks – React and Vue. Both frameworks are clearly different in terms of popularity and usage. While ReactJS is a JavaScript library, great for building huge web applications where data can be updated on a regular basis. Vue.js is a JavaScript framework, fit for creating highly adaptable user interfaces and sophisticated Single-page applications. On the other hand, we all have mostly come across is how React and Vue are similar in their fundamental approach. They both have a virtual DOM based approach; they both have component based structure and are Reactive in their architecture. They both tend to work around a root library with all the other tasks transferred to other libraries. Having said that, as per npm trends report, React stands well ahead in terms of monthly downloads at 2.4 million whereas Vue stands joint second with Angular at around 239k downloads. Now that we have established the popularity of front end web development frameworks, it’s time to talk about what works and what doesn’t in React and Vue.js. Comparing React.js and Vue.js Template vs JSX While everything in React is a JavaScript code written in JSX syntax, Vue depends majorly on its templates which are HTML5 and CSS3 based. Now if you are a front end developer how can this possibly affect you? Well it depends on your choice of working methodology. If you want to write code on your own and control every aspect of your application, then the React way will be much more suitable for you. But if you want to start working on a readymade template and then add features as you go then Vue should be your best choice. React is a better framework if you want to scale up Make no mistake about this. The size and scalability of your application plays a determining role on your choice of framework. The fact that React gives you more control over your application architecture is the single most reason why it is easier in React to scale up your application. But since Vue is so much dependent inherently on the templating structure, it becomes tough when to build an industrial grade application made with Vue as changing the template can be difficult. It’s easier to update data with Vue than React Updating data on Vue is much simpler. The middle stage of transpiling is not needed in Vue as it directly renders into the browser and hence the process is faster. Whereas in React, the data is analyzed, then stored, then the Document Object Model (DOM) is invoked and thereafter the change takes place, which is a time consuming process. React has a bigger community than Vue React is backed by Facebook. There are many similar libraries like React such as Preact which render support to React making it a  larger community than Vue. And with larger communities developers can expect faster resolution of issues and regular community support with timely updates. Building for mobile with React and Vue The capabilities of all modern day frameworks are often judged in terms of how they allow developers build for mobile. React has a world class companion in this domain: React Native. React Native is very similar to React in terms of its component structure, and is a fairly short learning curve for anyone already using React. The introduction of Vue Native, which offers a way of writing mobile applications with NativeScript using Vue, has made it easier for mobile developers to use Vue mobile development. Chinese tech company Alibaba has also created a cross platform framework called Weex. Weex has support for Vue, and while it doesn’t yet have the capabilities of React Native, it could be a mobile framework to watch. Which is better? React or Vue? To summarize, there are different aspects of Vue and React which are useful and developer friendly. However if you intend to judge them on your own, you are better off assessing what your development needs are first? How big an issue scalability is going to be? Would you be needing something for the mobile platform too? Once you have figured out these questions, the choice should be easy. Read Next: What is React.js and how does it work Is React Native really a Native framework Using React Router for Client Side Redirectinglast_img read more

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