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Journey Frontman Sings For Typhoon Relief

first_imgPrudence Foundation, the regional charitable arm of Prudential Corporation Asia (Prudential), has launched a new episode of the popular financial literacy animation Cha-Ching and a new version of its “Charity” song to raise funds for the Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief and recovery effort.The foundation has joined hands with renowned Filipino singer and American rock band Journey frontman, Arnel Pineda, who lends his soaring rock vocals to this innovative fund-raising initiative.Video: Charity (featuring Arnel Pineda) Typhoon Yolanda/HaiyanThe new Charity song is featured in a three-minute music video with all new animation sequences featuring the relief efforts following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. The music video aims to introduce children to real-life situations in which the money-smart value of donating may be practised. Pineda also appears in the new music video as an animated character.The co-creator of Cha-Ching, Prudential’s Regional Director Sean Rach, said the choice to collaborate with Pineda on this new Charity duet was a natural one. “We are Arnel and Journey fans. With his personal and the band’s commitments to help following Typhoon Haiyan, we shared the aspiration to give back to those in need. His voice is incredible and we are very honoured that he agreed to donate his time and talent.”Starting today, the Cha-Ching Charity music video featuring Pineda can be viewed on Cha- Ching’s interactive website and YouTube channel.The new Charity Song and the Cha-Ching Album featuring all songs from the 16 music videos are now available for purchase from iTunes Store. Proceeds of the song and album downloads will go to the Prudence Foundation’s Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts.The new Charity song, a power ballad, is part of the original line-up of animated Cha-Ching music videos that aims to teach children aged seven to 12 four fundamental money smart values — Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. The Charity song highlights the choice to donate and share what we have, either in the form of money, time or basic goods, to those with less in life.Cartoon Network will start airing the new Cha-Ching Charity music video featuring Pineda on Saturday, 12 April 2014 across Asia. It will also air on Channel V for one month.Pineda shared, “I am honoured to partner with Prudence Foundation for this meaningful initiative. We all need to be reminded of our social obligation to share with those who have less than we do.” He added, “I am glad to play a part and hope everybody will download the song to support this worthy cause.”Pineda became the lead singer of Journey in 2007. He has his own charitable organisation, the Arnel Pineda Foundation Inc (APFI), and recently recorded the single “Listen With Your Heart” with other famed Filipino music artists as a tribute to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and a gesture of thanks for the aid extended by over 50 countries in the aftermath of the natural disaster. Together with Journey, he has also helped give over 2 Million Meals to the United Nations’ World Food Programme.Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy highlighted, “What we are trying to achieve with the new Charity song and animated music video is a culmination of Prudence Foundation’s three main areas of focus – children, education and disaster preparedness and relief. ‘Charity’ is originally featured in the Cha-Ching series, meant to educate kids about the value of donating. What we do in our disaster preparedness and relief programmes is encapsulated in the song – we help people in need make a fresh start. This project hopes to broaden the awareness on pressing issues that we need to respond to and involves even the youngest members of our society in the movement to affect positive change in our communities.”After Typhoon Haiyan devastated Central Philippines in November 2013, Prudence Foundation mobilised resources and pledged US$2 million to support the immediate relief and long-term recovery effort in the affected areas.As part of this commitment, Prudence Foundation is funding the construction of 135 disaster-resilient homes for displaced families as well as 183 motorised fishing boats and 140 pedicabs to help restore normal livelihoods in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island in Cebu. In March 2014, in partnership with humanitarian organisation Habitat for Humanity, Prudence Foundation led a team of over 100 employee-volunteers from Prudential’s operations across 12 countries in Asia and the United Kingdom to build some of these houses, together with the local community.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Graham Nash Concert Tickets Benefit Charity

first_imgLegendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash will perform a series of “An Evening With” concerts in Florida in January 2015.The tour dates kick off on January 12 at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, FL, and concludes January 18 at the 3A Songwriters Festival at Gulf Place Amphitheatre in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Advance tickets, including special benefit seats are available now at www.grahamnash.com/tour.This January, Shane Fontayne (guitar, vocals) will be accompanying Graham Nash on the road. “I’m really looking forward to an evening of music, stretching back 50 years, and coming round to today with all it’s blessings and problems,” says Nash, “a splendid time is guaranteed for all.” Graham Nash will continue his long-time tradition of raising money for charity through the Guacamole Fund’s special benefit seats; in addition, he will be donating $1 per ticket sold to charity.While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian. Born in Blackpool, England, Nash was appointed OBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2010. He first rose to fame with The Hollies, and went on to form Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1968. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two-times (for CSN & The Hollies), and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (as an individual and with CSN). In May 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Boston’s Lesley University. His autobiography – Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life – was released on September 17, 2013 by Crown Archetype/Random House, and landed him on the New York Times Best-Sellers list.Graham Nash’s photography is currently on display in exhibition at the Fine Art Photography Gallery at Mumm Napa in Rutherford, CA. Titled My Life Through My Lens, Photographs by Graham Nash, features more than 50 of his photographs. The exhibition has been extended now to run through April of 2015 at the winery’s Fine Art Photography Gallery.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Moroccan writer Fatima Mernissi discusses womens issues in Rabat

first_imgRabat – Moroccan writer Fatima Mernissi discussed women’s issues, tackling different points from feminism to globalization’s impact on women, during a lecture on Tuesday, March 18 at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Rabat.Mernissi said that she rejects the word ‘feminism’. The reason behind her claim is that she was once planning on attending a conference on feminism with a male colleague. However, the organizing committee asked her to enter the room alone, refusing entry to the male journalist with her. She turned down the request.Mernissi also emphasized the point of globalization and its danger on women’s traditions. She featured her friend’s, Fatema Elourdigui, painting, which reflects the traditional life of Moroccan women. “I was inspired by Fatema’s Elourdigui painted picture since it reflects the real traditional way of rural women,” said Mernissi.Mernissi also discussed her most successful works, including “Reve de Femmes,” “L’amour dans les Pays Muslmans,” “Le Harim et L’occident,” and “Dreams of Trespass.”One thing that surprised Mernissi the most was when her books were translated into several languages, she said.Traveling has played a crucial role in Mernissi’s career, she said. She described her experiences as an author traveling to many different countries.“In order to eat, we should travel,” she said.Mernissi’s attendance was a good opportunity for many students and they enjoyed listening to and discussing issues related to women’s status in Morocco, particularly rural women.Mourad Echikhi, a student at the University of Mohammed VI in Rabat, said he was thrilled that Mernissi shared her experience and learned many new things about the reality of women in Morocco.“Fatema is a vivid example of a Moroccan woman who tries her uttermost to cast the light on Moroccan rural women, I am personally planning to read her inspiring books,” Echikhi said.Edited by Saba Nassem© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Malaria control measures making advances in fight against deadly disease – UN

The report noted that over 40 per cent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa now has access to long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets (LLINs), compared to 10 per cent in 2005.The figures indicate a considerable leap in the number of people benefiting from the protective cover of the nets in the continent, which accounts for over 90 per cent of all malaria deaths.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s target of providing universal malaria control coverage by the end of 2010 to all endemic African countries is within sight, according to the report, with the distribution to date of more than 140 million mosquito nets, protecting nearly 300 million people in the region.“At this moment, we can point to definite indicators of progress, with data revealing that LLINs now have been distributed to more than 40 per cent of the population in endemic African nations,” said Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria.“This signifies perhaps the most encouraging development in a year that featured many noteworthy accomplishments,” added Mr. Chambers, in a press release announcing the launch of the report.Mr. Chambers’ report noted that in 2008 the African Union Summit strengthened its commitment to malaria control and malaria-endemic countries, and submitted an aggressive set of proposals to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which responded with a record $1.57 billion donation.The report, which also underscores last year’s announcement that the world can reach near-zero deaths from malaria by 2015, stressed that while malaria-related objectives are within sight, a failure to increase momentum will result in falling short of objectives. “At this unique moment in history, when dedicated leadership, proven interventions, available resources and collective will have converged to turn the tide against this scourge, we cannot permit complacency to dull our resolve,” warned Mr. Chambers.He emphasized that the international community needs to exert the “same thought and energy that guided LLINs in 2008” to support other essential interventions, such as treatment in public health facilities, the provision of rapid diagnostic tests and the production of an adequate number of anti-malarial medicines, in particular artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). 27 February 2009Although progress has been made towards reducing malaria deaths, currently around 1 million a year, to near zero by the end of 2015, the international community needs to intensify its efforts to reach the goal, stressed a new United Nations report published today. read more

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Opposition Chief Whip calls for investigation into claims of political interference

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo calls for audit of GRO’s digitisation processMarch 5, 2018In “latest news”Four Miles Toshao says Govt forming CDC in titled Amerindian villageAugust 30, 2018In “latest news”PPP wants audit of Fmr Opposition Leader’s office; Says assets yet to be handed overOctober 5, 2015In “Politics” The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says it is paying keen attention to reports of political interference in the work of the Guyana Registration Office’s (GRO) Outreach Team in Region One (Barima-Waini) by Government Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Allen.Opposition Chief Whip, Gail TeixeiraThis is according to Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira during a telephone interview with this publication.It was reported that Allen is directing the outreach team as to which areas they should visit and to whom they should issue new birth certificates.In some instances, Allen is reportedly uplifting birth certificates and issuing them to civilians.Teixeira said the Opposition is aware of the Government MP embedding himself in the work of the GRO and ultimately bringing into question the integrity of the process.“It is alarming that a politician is involved in this; and his active involvement in guiding the team in issuing birth certificates in Region One and taking back birth certificates that were issued and distributing them brings into question the integrity of the process,” she noted.Government Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Allen“It obviously equates the question about what could and could not happen in relation to the (voters) list, because right now there is continuous registration going on and claims and objections period as well,” Teixeira added.She called on the GRO to launch an investigation into the incident, to determine whether the integrity of the process was compromised or not.Regional Chairman for Region one, Brentnol Ashley was the one who brought the issue to light in a statement to the media. He identified Allen as interfering in the business of several state agencies and elected bodies in the region.The Citizenship Ministry Outreach Team is currently in the region, and is reported to have registered over 170 persons for birth certificates in two days.However, Ashley is questioning the process used to identify the persons for birth certificates, since, according to the ministry, “the team is being guided by Allen.”“Local Government elections are due this year, and birth registration documents are critical for the national registration of voters. In the past, the toshaos and other community leaders have been the ones who have worked with the GRO team, as they are knowledgeable of the eligibility of residents in their communities.However, M.P Allen’s accompanying and directing the GRO team to who needs birth certificates, and subsequently distributing birth certificates, is highly questionable and suspect,” Ashley noted.He also identified that Allen is distributing pension books to residents, despite the Social Protection Ministry informing the Regional Democratic Council that “no individual that is not employed by the Social Protection Ministry can uplift pension books to distribute.”Additionally, Ashley noted that Allen has all these privileges despite not being employed with any state agency in the Region. read more

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THW KIEL CONQUERS EUROPE

← Previous Story AG Kobenhavn wins third place! Next Story → EHF F4 BLOG: Antonio Carlos Ortega “I loved the handball spectacle in Cologne!” THW Kiel is the new Champions League VELUX EHF4 Winner! In a final in which THW dominated already from the middle of the first half and kept the lead thoroughout the whole game, we can say that it was a fully deserved victory in the Final in Koln. This is the second year in the row that Atletico fails to win it, while for THW Kiel it is second title in last three years.The first half began very even, with both teams playing tough handball with strong defences and not letting the other team get away, exchanging the lead a couple of times. It was like this until the 25th minute, which saw THW Kiel make a good run, and have 13-9, Omeyer making great parades and saving a penalty from Lazarov. Until the end of the half, Atletico Madrid only managed to score one more goal, and leave with 10-13 at the half time break, a goal through Lazarov, and will start the second half with a player more for two minutes, as Klein received an exclusion in the final second.The second half THW Kiel began it even stronger, making the lead higher and higher, with Atletico having hard time to catch-up. The lead was kept constantly at around 3-5 goals for THW Kiel, and had no trouble to keep onto it, winning in the end with 26-21. champions leagueTHW Kiel read more

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Mans decomposed body discovered at house in Cork

first_img Short URL Image: RollingNews.ie Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 6:01 PM http://jrnl.ie/3104451 By Órla Ryan 28,835 Views Share207 Tweet Email Man’s decomposed body discovered at house in Cork It is believed the body had been at the house for a couple of weeks.center_img File photo Image: RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article GARDAÍ IN CLONAKILTY are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body in a house today.The body was discovered at lunchtime in a house at Gort Na Muckla, two miles north of Dunmanway.It is believed the man lived there on his own, however gardaí said they cannot confirm his identity until after the post-mortem, which is due to take place tomorrow at Cork University Hospital (CUH).The body was taken to CUH and the scene has been preserved for a technical examination. It is believed the body had been at the house for a couple of weeks.At this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious.Read: Family pet ‘killed in burglary’ at house in Armagh Nov 26th 2016, 6:01 PM File photo 23 Comments last_img read more

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Bahamians robbed in Trinidad Carnival festival plagued by terror plot and armed

first_img Related Items:#carnivalinTrinidadTobago, #TrinidadandTobago Recommended for you T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad and Tobago – February 13, 2018 – It will be an early return home from Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago for a dozen Bahamians who were robbed by armed bandits who made off with cash, cell phones, jewelry and a $10,000 Rolex watch – the group was robbed on Saturday night in Carenage, T&T.  The report is that the group was shaken to the core when a gunman entered their maxi taxi and robbed them before dashing off with the pricey loot.Unfortunately, the reports of robberies during this 2018 Carnival season are not uncommon and are being reported by victims themselves on social media.  One reveler said it was a teen boy who struck him in his head, causing him to fall to the ground and he was robbed of an expensive camera and $600.The group of Bahamians, who were staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel was headed to the  Insomnia fete in Chaguaramas in a Yellow Band Maxi Taxi which was stalled on the roadway due to the street partying in Carenage, explained Trinidad and Tobago Newsday in an online report on Monday.With the ‘maxi’ stopped, the gunman and accomplices breached the vehicle and robbed the entire group, getting away on foot.  It seemed a well planned, well timed act.The article reported that ‘Some of them told police that they came to Trinidad before and their stay  here were incident free until now. They have vowed not to return until the crime situation is dealt with.’Police promise that arrests are imminent in the matter as an investigation was launched into the brazen heist.The reports of the crimes against Carnival goers are hurtful to the reputation of Trinidad and Tobago, in fact earning some the name: ‘J’Ouvert Bandits’, but the festivities continue and will wrap up tonight ahead of Ash Wednesday tomorrow which coincides with Valentine’s Day this year.The reports of armed muggings also come on the heels of warnings issued by both the American and British Governments about possible terrorist activity at the 2018 Carnival celebrations; their citizens were strongly advised to be more vigilant and to avoid large crowds.Trinidad and Tobago Police Service up to Saturday continued to downplay the terrorism element of the warnings, but did confirm that seven men have been arrested after their plot to disrupt Carnival was detected and thwarted by TTPS, just days before Carnival began. T&T celebrates 55years of Independence Anti-Gang law passed in Trinidad and Tobago Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Uber offers 50 off rides to and from FIUs MMC campus

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Florida International University announced a deal with Uber that allows riders 50 percent off to and from the Modesto A. Maidique campus.In an article by FIU News, the ride-sharing discount with Uber will last from Wednesday morning until March 27. This discount comes after a pedestrian bridge into the university collapsed onto Southwest Eighth Street, causing traffic closures and delays in the area.Related: FIU students return to classes after bridge collapse that killed 6To take advantage of the deal, riders are asked to use the code “FIUCOMMUTE” when using Uber POOL or Express POOL trips to and from MMC. The discount is good for up to $10 per trip.To apply the code, the FIU News article said, “…in the Uber app, choose Payment > Promotions > Add Promo/Gift Code and type in FIUCOMMUTE.”The article adds that Southwest Eighth Street remains closed to vehicle traffic from 107th Avenue to 117thAvenue.For more information on the Uber discount and further traffic information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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DHS Asks DOD for More Border Troops

first_imgA new Department of Homeland Security request for additional troops and other logistical support on the southern border has been received by the Pentagon, CNN reported Friday.The request arrived late Wednesday and was still under review by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Friday afternoon, according to CNN.The request would authorize about 300 troops such as military lawyers, cooks and drivers to help with migrants entering the U.S. Senior defense officials had recommended approval of the request, though it would counter current DOD policy.A 2006 policy prohibits military personnel from coming into contact with migrants, according to The Hill.Earlier this month DOD approved a request from DHS to identify housing for as many as 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children, but not oversee their custody, as ADC has reported.Over the past year up to 5,900 troops have been deployed to the southern border performing missions including surveillance, aviation support and placement of deterrent wiring between ports of entry. Currently there are 3,000 active duty troops and 2,000 National Guard reserves deployed along the southern border.Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class TaWanna Starks ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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Union Budget A ProPoor and Rural DevelopmentCentric Plan

first_imgFinance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget on Thursday neither seems to be in favour of the poor nor it looked like a move towards rural development, with ₹92,398 crore less allocation than the 2013-14 budget.Jaitley announced his first Union Budget on Thursday, which was lacking proposals for the below poverty line population of India, which according to the United Nations recent report is 394.8 million. Even Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan’s report suggested an increase of 93.2 million poor to 363 million.The Modi-government’s agenda to place India among the developed nations by 2022 seem to linger around in the absence of plenty of allocations against increased statistics of the poor in India.The budget proposed on Thursday allocates ₹8,000 crore under the rural housing scheme or Indira Awaas Yojana for the below poverty line (BPL) people against ₹15,184 crore allocated when P Chidambaram was the Finance Minister under the UPA government regime in 2013.From the UN report, it is evident that the previous allocation was either insufficient or lacked proper implementation, which is enough to create uncertainity about NDA government’s aim to eliminate poverty with almost half the allocated amount from the last budget. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna meant to provide free insurance to BPL people, both in private and government hospitals, have no mention either in this budget or in the last years’ budget. However, Chidambaram proposed to extend this facility to rickshaw, auto rickshaw, taxi drivers, sanitation workers, rag pickers and mine workers.However, previous year’s budget allocated a sum of ₹21,239 crore for the National Rural Health Mission combined with urban mission, while Jaitley’s budget proposes to set up 15 Model Rural Health Research Centres.Jaitley has already proposed to introduce Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission, which will help develop infrastructure in the rural areas including economic activities and skill development.Allocation Differences in Rural ProgrammesJaitley’s budget allocation for the poor and the rural together is almost one-fourth of what Chidambaram’s ministry allocated in 2013.Jaitley proposed ₹3600 crore for drinking water, whereas Chidambaram had allocated ₹16,660 crore for both drinking water and sanitation—which looms nowhere in the former’s budget. Except for 15 Health Research Centers, there is no mention of allocation in the rural health sector, for which Chidambaram had proposed ₹21,239 crore.The budget allocation proposal for MGNREGA last year was ₹33,000 crore while this year Jaitley just proposed to implement the scheme more productively. The Housing scheme got ₹15,184 crore in 2013 which has been reduced by almost half to ₹8,000 crore.For the development of farmers, Jaitley announced ₹1,000 crore for various irrigation plan under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichayin Yojana, while Chidambaram had proposed ₹12,204 crore for the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana too has witnessed a fall in the allocation to ₹14,389 crore from ₹21,700 during Chidambaram’s time.Whereas, allocation for Rural Development Ministry in 2013-14 budget was increased by ₹80,194 crore, the same has been reduced by almost similar amount in 2014-15 budget, when the NDA government has set a target to attain development within eight years.Extremely short budgetary allocation for upliftment of 394.8 million poor seems to be too difficult to achieve within such a short period, even if it’s a startup budget.last_img read more

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TERI bats for dual use of Kolkata trams overhead power lines

first_imgKolkata: A policy research organisation has advocated bolstering the city’s tram infrastructure, including exploring the possibility of electric buses making use of the same overhead power supply network. A top official of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) said at an event here Thursday that a number of European cities run trams and buses on the same electric overhead wire network. “Tram infrastructure should be improved. The state government can explore dual-use of tram overhead power supply network, as the same can be shared by electric buses,” TERI Director General Ajay Mathur said on the sidelines of a Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) programme. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He was responding to queries on the condition of tram services in city at a time when the central government is promoting e-vehicles. “Electric buses can use the overhead tram network wherever there is such availability before switching to its own to complete trips,” he said on Thursday. Mathur said if approached, it can undertake a detailed study for better use of the city’s tram infrastructure. The TERI official said according to a finding, Kolkatans use public transport for 79 per cent of their trips. In a bid to promote electric transportation to control emissions, the Department of Heavy Industries, under the FAME-1 scheme, had recently selected 11 cities for providing subsidy to procure electric vehicles on a pilot basis. A senior official of the West Bengal government said around 60-80 electric buses would be procured, 60 per cent of which will be funded by the Centre.last_img read more

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Microsoft Connect 2018 NET foundation open membership NET Core 22 NET Core

first_imgYesterday Microsoft made a handful of announcements at Connect (); 2018. The membership to the .NET foundation is now open, .NET Core 2.2 is released, .NET Core 3 Preview 1 is released and Windows Forms, WinUI are now open source. Membership is now open to the .NET Foundation Found in 2014, the .NET Foundation was formed to foster .NET open source development and collaboration. Microsoft has set the membership open to the community. It is also expanding on the number of board members from three to seven and only one of the seats will be occupied by a Microsoft employee with the remaining elected from the open source community. The board elections will commence in January 2019 and any individual who has contributed to a .NET Foundation open source project is eligible. This criteria also applies to become a member and the election will be held every year. You can apply for a membership on their website. To know more about membership and eligibility, head to the Microsoft Blog. New features in .NET Core 2.2 .NET Core 2.2 comes with diagnostic improvements to the runtime, ARM32 support for Windows and Azure Active Directory for SQL Client. Tiered compilation Tiered compilation enables the runtime to use the Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler more adaptively. This will give better performance at startup to maximize throughput. It is an opt-in option and is enabled by default in .NET Core 3.0. Runtime events With .NET Core 2.2, CoreCLR events can be consumed using the EventListener class. These CoreCLR events describe the behavior of GC, JIT, ThreadPool, and interop. They are the same events exposed as part of the CoreCLR ETW provider on Windows. This allows applications to consume these events or use a transport mechanism to send them to a telemetry aggregation service. Support for AccessToken in SqlConnection Setting the AccessToken property to authenticate SQL Server connections are now supported in the ADO.NET provider for SQL Server, SqlClient. This is done using Azure Active Directory. To use the feature, the access token value can be obtained using Active Directory Authentication Library for .NET. This library is present in the Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory NuGet package. Injecting code prior to Main .NET Core 2.2 enables injecting code prior to running an application main method. This can be done via a startup hook. Startup hooks allow for a host to customize application behavior after it has been deployed. Windows ARM32 Windows ARM32 is now supported in .NET Core 2.2 just like Linux ARM32 which was added in .NET Core 2.1. A bug prevented publishing of .NET Core builds for Windows ARM32. These builds will be available for .NET Core 2.2.1, in January 2019. .NET Core 3 Preview 1 .NET Core 3 Preview 1 is the first public release of .NET Core 3. Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1 will support development with .NET Core 3. .NET Core 3 is a major update. It adds support for building Windows desktop applications using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, and Entity Framework 6 (EF6). Read more about the preview on the .NET Blog. WPF, Windows Forms, and WinUI are now open source After .NET Core went open source in 2014, it saw many contributions from the community. Microsoft is now open sourcing WPF, Windows Forms, and WinUI. Some code will be available in GitHub now and more will be added over the next few months. Repositories for WPF and WinUI are ready too. WPF and Windows Forms projects are under the .NET Foundation. This happened at the Connect(); conference yesterday when Microsoft employees merged the first two community pull requests on stage. This is another step from Microsoft towards open source, strongly signaling the seriousness of their open source commitment. Read next Microsoft reportedly ditching EdgeHTML for Chromium in the Windows 10 default browser Microsoft becomes the world’s most valuable public company, moves ahead of Apple Microsoft announces official support for Windows 10 to build 64-bit ARM appslast_img read more

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Marriotts new shower door concept is so ridiculous its almost genius

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> IRVINE, CA — Toeing the line between hilariously ridiculous and remarkably genius, Marriott Hotels’ latest room innovation allows guests to email themselves notes while in the shower so that their “brilliance doesn’t wash away”.After learning that over half of business travellers (51%) feel that their best ideas come while showering, the hotel chain is testing a new technology that transforms a shower door into a shareable canvas.How does it work exactly? It’s simple. Guests start their shower as usual, and as steam builds up and fogs over the shower door, they can write notes or draw images onto the door with their finger. Touch-sensitive technology built into the shower door then sends the notes or images directly to the guest’s email.Marriott created a demonstration video, watch it here:The new shower door will be available to guests for two months at the newly redesigned Marriott Hotels Irvine, California. Tags: LOL, Marriottcenter_img Share Marriott’s new shower door concept is so ridiculous it’s almost genius Monday, December 4, 2017 last_img read more

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Spain withdraws permit for Airbus A400M test flights

first_img Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Seville is the final assembly point for the A400M — a 20-billion-euro program that saw its first deliveries in 2013. Some 194 aircraft have been ordered by eight countries — including Spain — to replace their aging military transport fleets.Also Tuesday, authorities were to hold a funeral Mass in Seville for the four people killed in the crash.____Associated Press writers Angela Charlton and Jamey Keaten in Paris contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FILE – In this June 26, 2008 file photo, Spanish King Juan Carlos, fourth from right, poses with other officials in front of the new military Airbus A400M in Seville, Spain. Investors pushed Airbus shares down Monday May 11, 2015 on Paris’ stock exchange after an Airbus military transport plane undergoing final flight testing in Spain crashed, killing four aboard and injuring two. Airbus shares were down 4.3 percent to 60.67 euros ($67.88) as authorities investigated what caused the A400M to crash into a farm field Saturday after taking off from Seville, where the planes are assembled.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File) The southern Andalusian justice department in Seville said the judge in charge of the crash probe, Ana Rosa Curra, had placed a secrecy order on investigations, meaning no details would be released officially for the time being.Airbus said it was going ahead Tuesday with a test flight of a similar model to the one that crashed. The A400M test flight was due to leave Toulouse, France in the afternoon and land at Seville two hours later.The Spanish withdrawal of flight permission only affects A400Ms that are destined for delivery to customers, not Tuesday’s test flight, which is a plane that but belongs to Airbus itself as one of its five test planes, according an Airbus official who was not authorized to speak publicly because of company protocol.Fernando Alonso, the head of military aircraft at Airbus Defense and Space, is expected to take part in the test Tuesday as a flight engineer in a symbolic show of confidence in the plane. Alonso took up his post in January, after Airbus dismissed his predecessor following complaints by governments about continued delays in finishing the cargo plane whose rollout went billions over budget and years over deadline.Four of the five countries that already have A400Ms — Britain, Germany, Malaysia and Turkey — have grounded the plane. France, which has six, says it will only use the aircraft in urgent operations. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 0 Comments   Share   Morenes said the permits were being temporarily removed by Spain’s National Institute for Aerospace Technique, which means that planes in the final stages of assembly in Seville will not be able to carry out test flights.An Airbus statement said it was too early to say how this would affect the delivery schedule for the planes.“We are working very closely with the military authorities as well as our customers to manage this situation,” the statement said.Spain’s air traffic controllers said on Twitter that the plane’s pilots had communicated just before the crash that a fault was affecting the flight. Some media outlets also quoted Airbus Seville labor union representative Francisco Figueroa as saying by landing the plane in a field, the pilot apparently avoided crashing it into a shopping mall or nearby factories.“It appears that the pilot made a maneuver to try to avoid worse things happening in the accident,” Morenes said Tuesday.Morenes said he had no details on the progress of the crash investigation, but called such probes incredibly complicated. He said both human and technological factors would be taken into account but added that the possibility that the pilot maneuvered the plane in the final moments to avoid a more serious accident may provide some clues as to what happened. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation MADRID (AP) — Spain has withdrawn its permission for test flights of Airbus A400M planes still in production until an investigation determines the cause of a crash last weekend near the southern city of Seville that killed two pilots and two flight test engineers, the defense minister said Tuesday.Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said all precautions must be taken.“It’s not a good idea for those planes in the production phase and about to do tests to fly without knowing what really happened with the (crashed) plane,” he said on Onda Cero radio.last_img read more

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AP PHOTOS Pope encountering rich indigenous traditions

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility While most of the region’s native peoples identify themselves as Roman Catholic, some practice syncretic rituals that blend the church’s traditional beliefs with native customs. Many Andean people see no contradiction in it, including President Evo Morales of Bolivia.A recent Corpus Christi festival in the Ecuadorean city of Pujili featured joyous dances and ceremonial acts of thanks to the ancient native gods Inti, or Father Sun, and Pachamama, or Mother Earth. Dressed in brightly colored costumes and tall headdresses decorated with beads, coins, crosses and mirrors, the performers danced to the indigenous deities.They then moved into the community’s Catholic church to dance in honor of the feast day of the Holy Eucharist, which Catholics believe is the body and blood of Jesus Christ.Other rituals are overwhelmingly Catholic, like a recent procession in Quito honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But the participants themselves were overwhelmingly indigenous: from the man carrying the big framed painting of a blond Jesus, to the women dressed as Our Lady of Sorrows in long robes and spiky metal headdresses, to the little girls wearing white angel costumes with wings of real feathers. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Rich indigenous traditions dating back centuries before European priests arrived in the New World are on display throughout South America.As Pope Francis tours Ecuador, the government has recruited indigenous people to greet the pontiff at many events. Church officials say he’ll make remarks in native tongues including Aymara, Quechua and Guarani during his South American tour, which also includes stops in Bolivia and Paraguay. In Bolivia, ceremonies to make offerings to Pachamama include the Andean priests reciting the Our Father, while mountain shrines to Mother Earth also have Christian crosses.The 2009 U.N. Sociolinguist Atlas of Latin America said 71 percent of the people in Ecuador’s highlands are indigenous while 90 percent are in Bolivia.___Associated Press photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6joCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 treatments for adult scoliosis In this June 7, 2015 photo, women walk past an altar dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, as they enter a market in Pujili, Ecuador. Pope Francis will encounter rich indigenous traditions on his South America trip that date back centuries to even before European priests brought Christianity to the New World. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

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Equifax Appoints New Leader

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