Exciting time for women in movies Tara Sutaria

first_imgMumbai: Newcomer Tara Sutaria, who has just made her Bollywood debut with “Student of the Year 2”, feels it is an “exciting” time for women in the film industry. “With the kind of projects being made and importance being given to actors, especially women, I consider myself blessed to enter into the industry at such a great time. “There’s a pool of roles for women now. They are given important and equal space in the films. I must say, it is an exciting time for women in Indian cinema,” Tara told IANS. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ Before her film debut, Tara has tried her hand at acting with TV shows like “Big Bada Boom” and “The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir”. But it was “Student of the Year 2” which brought the 23-year-old in spotlight. How has life changed for her after her first film? “A lot has been changed in my life. Earlier, I was not used to so much media attention. Now I am getting attention from so many people. So, it’s new for me, but I am loving it. It’s fun and flattering to see so much love being showered. People’s love will motivate me to do more hard work.” Tara will be next seen opposite actor Sidharth Malhotra in “Marjaavaan”.last_img read more

Liberals look to infrastructure bank to finance rural remote broadband internet

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal infrastructure minister says he is looking to connect private backers with some of the country’s rural and northern communities to pay for badly needed broadband internet connections.Provincial governments have leaned heavily on the Liberals to use whatever influence they have with the Canada Infrastructure Bank to get it to fund broadband internet projects, particularly in rural and remote locations.The Liberals created the bank late last year to take $35 billion in federal financing, and use it to leverage three-to-four times that from the private sector to help pay for major highways, bridges, and water and electrical systems to ease the financial burden on public coffers.Provinces argue broadband yields a long-term revenue stream that would be enticing to any private investor willing to pay the connection costs.Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says a single broadband line into one rural community is unlikely to grab the attention of large institutional investors, such as pension funds.In an interview with The Canadian Press, Champagne says he is looking at how different revenue models could entice private backers or bundle several smaller projects into one large proposal.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

MR open to constructive criticism

The President said that this was not the time for divisive politics but for unity to uphold the people’s trust by improving their living standards and ensuring them a better and prosperous future. This is the responsibility of all politicians, he addedHe urged all Sri Lankans, irrespective of differences, to stand united to achieve equity in both the country’s and people’s development. He also said that in finding solutions to whatever issues the country faces, the government would always look for home-grown methods, which meet the aspirations and needs of the people. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he and his government will always accept constructive criticism.The President’s office quoted the President as saying the media had a duty to engage in constructive criticism, highlight peoples aspirations and the government’s development for the greater good of the people, without engaging in slander which could spawn hatred and divisions. President Rajapaksa said that solutions to country’s problems should come from within based on dialogue and understanding and stressed that he and the government were always prepared to listen and were open for discussion to resolve any issues on behalf of the people. read more

DIG Vaas Gunawardena arrested

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vaas Gunawardena has been arrested over the murder of a businessman from Bambalapitiya.The DIG was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department after he was extensively questioned this evening over the incident. Mohammed Shyam, 35, a businessman involved in the footwear industry residing at Sagara Road in Bambalapitiya was killed on 22 May.His body was found in Dompe after he was reported missing. (Colombo Gazette) The CID has also questioned DIG Vass Gunawardena last week over the incident. A police Sub Inspector (SI) and two other policemen were arrested last week over the same murder.

World AIDS Day UN hails gains in combating virus urges greater action

While welcoming the solid progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, United Nations officials marked World AIDS Day with urgent appeals for the international community to work even harder to end stigma, discrimination and complacency, to stop new HIV infections among children and to ensure access to care and treatment for all those that need it. “On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, with major drops in new infections and deaths and progress in realizing the target of ensuring 15 million people have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015. “This is crucial to halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic for good,” he added. But, the UN chief continued, as revealed in the UNAIDS 2013 World AIDS Day Report, there are still worrying signals that some regions and countries are falling behind. While advances are being made in reaching vulnerable populations through efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination, there is still much to do to end this problem. “We must recommit to breaking the remaining barriers, including punitive laws and social exclusion, so we can reach all people who lack access to HIV treatment and services.” “To create conditions for an AIDS-free generation, we must also step up efforts to stop new HIV infections among children and ensure access to treatment for all mothers living with HIV,” said the Secretary-General, particularly urging action to end the discrimination and violence against women which cause terrible harm and increase risk of HIV infection and death from AIDS. Mr. Ban commended all partners that are making significant contributions to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which he called one of the most important sources of funding for the global response. Major economies are leading by example, ensuring sustained resources for the response to AIDS and other diseases. Many low- and middle-income countries have also significantly increased domestic expenditure on AIDS responses. Yet, there is still much to do. “If we want a future free of AIDS we will need continued investment, commitment and innovation to reach the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. On this World AIDS Day, let us resolve to consign AIDS to the pages of history,” declared the Secretary-General. Echoing the Secretary-General’s optimism, Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS),said that as people around the world gathered today to remember friends and family lost to AIDS—“we can also rejoice in incredible hope for the future.” “For the first time we can see an end to an epidemic that has wrought such staggering devastation around the world. For the first time, we can say that we are beginning to control the epidemic and not that the epidemic is controlling us,” he said. Mr. Sidibé said progress is clear in the scientific breakthroughs, visionary leadership and precision programming. The combination of these powerful factors means that people living with HIV can live long and healthy lives, can now protect their partners from becoming infected with the virus, and can keep their children free from HIV. It is certain that ending the AIDS epidemic will mean so much to so many. It will mean zero new HIV infections, zero people dying of AIDS—and all people living with dignity and without fear of discrimination. “Ending AIDS will mean celebrating birthdays instead of attending funerals,” said Mr. Sidibé. “But make no mistake, stigma, denial and complacency are still among us, putting us in danger of failing the next generation. We must join our hearts and our voices––together we are stronger,” he said, adding: “The world is poised to end AIDS and if we stay true to our vision we will remember this as the day that a lifelong of dreams began to transform into reality.” To commemorate the Day, UNAIDS has added a special section to its website which includes videos, reports and other resource materials, as well as compilation of statements and messages by senior UN officials and Heads of UN agencies. Meanwhile, at a World AIDS Day event earlier in Melbourne, Australia Mr. Sidibé and UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, previewed the #zerodiscrimination campaign, calling for a global transformation. The initiative will launch the new Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March 2014, adopting the butterfly as the transformative symbol for zero discrimination. “I believe in a world where everyone can flower and blossom. We can all make a difference by reaching out and letting people lead a life of dignity irrespective of who they are,” said Nobel Peace Prize Winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. “I invite everyone to open up, reach out and end discrimination.” “We recognize that getting to zero new HIV infections and zero AIDS-related deaths will be impossible without striving towards zero discrimination,” said Mr Sidibé. “On Zero Discrimination Day, we will celebrate the rights of everyone to live a full and productive life with dignity”. For the AIDS response, discrimination towards people living with HIV and key populations at higher risk of HIV is a major obstacle to expanding access to HIV services. Country surveys found that 1 in 7 people living with HIV have reportedly been denied access to healthcare and more than 1 in 10 people living with HIV have been refused employment because of their HIV status.The initial phase of the initiative will continue until December 10 – International Human Rights Day and will then build momentum in the month leading up to the new Zero Discrimination Day. read more

Schools should be kept open all summer running sports clubs in a

One in five children are overweight or obese by the time they start primary school – and one in three reach this stage by the end of it, NHS data shows.The coalition of fitness and sports experts said that for just £7 a day, per child, ministers could boost activity levels among 1.2 million school-aged children.Baroness Grey-Thompson said: “It is time for the Government to show its commitment to the next generation by unlocking the school sports facilities lying unused on the doorstep of every neighbourhood.“We urge the next Prime Minister and Chancellor to support schools to have a powerful impact on the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families by opening over the summer holidays and engaging families in local, affordable and healthy activity opportunities.“This is an unmissable opportunity to reshape the summer holiday period, and realise the ambitions of many existing policies aiming to improve child health by encouraging physical activity, tackle childhood obesity and reduce loneliness through improved social cohesion.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Schools should be kept open all summer, running sports clubs, in a bid to tackle Britain’s growing obesity crisis, fitness leaders say.They are urging ministers to fund a new programme which would give children access to sporting facilities and playing fields throughout the holidays.Sports leaders are calling on the Treasury to take action to tackle record levels of obesity and inactivity.It follows research showing that today’s children are far less active during summer holidays than term-time, with fitness gains achieved during the school year wiped out in just six weeks.Research on more than 400 children found that during the academic year, pupils made steady improvements in their fitness levels.  But around 80 per cent of gains were reversed during lazy summer holidays, in which PE lessons and walks to school were replaced with long days hunched over gadgets.Today 50 fitness experts including former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio, and Baroness Grey-Thompson, one of Britain’s most successful paralympians, urged ministers to invest in summer sport.Almost 40 per cent of all sports facillities in England sit behind school gates – but most of these cannot be accessed during school holidays, they warned.The coalition of sports leaders is urging the next Tory administration to allocate funding to such a programme in the next Spending Review, saying it would take “minimal investment” to make better use of school facilities. Couch potato childhoods will cost lives, and burden the NHS in future years, warn the group, led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, ukactive’s chairman.   The plea is backed by politicians including former Conservative sports minister Tracey Crouch, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, and Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture Media and Sports committee.It is also supported by leading health experts including Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health as well as sports figures, including former featherweight world boxing champion Barry McGuigan.In the submission – which will be sent to the Treasury after a leader is elected – the coaltion urge ministers to grasp “an unmissable opportunity” to tackle obesity and boost childrens’ fitness.“Today’s children are the least active generation ever,” they warn, highlighting research showing that one third of children do not even achieve half an hour’s physical activity daily.It comes as a poll found that 85 per cent of people support the proposal to open school facilities during the holidays. The survey of 2,000 adults by Com Res also found 87 per cent of parents and guardians say they would consider using them for clubs offering children physical activity through sports, dance and other activities. read more

Markus Richwien Fuchse Berlin out until at least end of year

Shock for Fuchse Berlin and its fans after one of the key players in the team, Markus Richwien – Richi is injured, and will miss serious time, which is at least until the end of the year. He got badly injured in the hard-fought victory at home for the “Foxes” against TBV Lemgo with 21:19, and now the team will have to seek other options. Johannes Sellin is the current replacement, and by what we’ve seen in the game against TBV Lemgo, it seems that Fuchse Berlin can be satisfied so far with the options. Fuchse Berlinmarkus richwienrichwienruchwien ← Previous Story LNH (Round 8): Montpellier and Karabatic held to 30:30 in Selestat Next Story → EUPHORIA: Metalurg-Vive Kielce sold out in 2 hours!!

Sarah Graley On the Cuteness That Is Kim Reaper

first_img If you haven’t fallen in love yet, prepare to fall in love with the cuteness that is Kim Reaper. Created by powerhouse cutie Sarah Graley, Kim Reaper is a comic that will leave you with your heart bursting from the seams. The first volume carries relatable queer characters, witty humor and a downright infectious story that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.Geek had the chance to talk with Sarah between her busy schedule to discuss what inspired Kim Reaper, what she’d do if she took a job in the underworld and a spooky/fun place her and her partner Stef enjoy.Kim Reaper is one of the dream comics I wish I read as a teenager, but I’m so happy many get to read now, especially as queer comics expand. Can you tell us some of your inspirations for creating these queer cuties with booties? What comics did you love growing up that had queer characters if any?The idea for Kim comes from a goofy dream I used to have about being a grim reaper, and Becka is the manifestation of all things good and great that I love! I read a handful of comics as a kid, but mainly watched a lot of cartoons growing up, which were really lacking in queer characters! Booo!Becka and Kim are two opposite cuties that are ultimately perfect for each other. While developing the comic were there any couples you looked up to for inspiration for them? Are these cuties meant to be forever?I hope they’re forever! I think communication is really important in a relationship, and even though it’s totally my fault as the writer, Kim and Becka have some hardships they have to face and some meanies they’ve gotta battle! But they talk things out and that’s what makes them such a strong pair.via Oni PressYour art is truly one of a kind. It’s so fun and energetic, and every expression is hilarious. What inspires your art? Did you look up to any particular artists, writers, etc.? How long did it take you to develop your own personal style?Thank you! My personal style just came from playing with aspects of other styles I liked at the start, and then it just started evolving as I’ve gone along. I really love Natasha Allegri’s work (Bee and Puppycat, Fionna and Cake), her expressions are flawless and her writing is so captivating and fun.The first comic I ever picked up of yours was Pizza Witch. I was absolutely blown away by the writing. It’s unlike anything in comics, and your quirky and comedic voice carries over to all your comics. How do you come up with the unique dialogue? Do you write what you know and how you talk? Or span from different sources?Aw shucks! A lot of my writing comes from real life experiences — I like to slip in little bits and pieces of goofy things that have happened to me or people I’m close to into stories I’m writing. I guess I also talk how my characters talk!Of all your characters, which character(s) do you adore drawing and writing for the most? Is there one that you relate to more than others?That’s like asking me who my favorite child is!!! …And the answer to both is Becka, hahaha.via Oni PressKim Reaper has the awesome pleasure of being apart of the True Colors campaign! How did you feel about Kim Reaper being part of the remarkable cause? Those Valentine’s are absolutely adorable!I’m so happy to be able to do something for this great cause! It was the idea of my wonderful editor, Ari Yarwood. She is a total delight to work with and I’m so happy we get to make these comics together and contribute to this campaign, too.Can you give us a peek into Kim Reaper’s future? (*strong kitty eyes*)I don’t want to give anything away, but maybe she gets into a spot of spooky bother. Maybe!! Or maybe she goes on holiday? She might pet a cool dog. Possibly someone puts cookies in her bed? Anything could happen when you’re working part-time for Death.Do you and Stef have your own favorite spooky/fun favorite place to take each other?The SOFA! Nah, um. We’ve been traveling a lot lately for comic shows, so we’ve been exploring lots of new places which has been really fun. We recently hung out in Washington DC, and we’ll be going to Seattle, Chicago, and Canada soon. I’m really looking forward to Canada! I want that poutine. I guess the spookiest place we ever go is the cinema, when I can convince Stef to watch a horror movie with me. I’m too chicken to watch them on my own.If you had to take a job in the underworld? What would it be? Would you be a grim reaper? Or something different?I’d be hell’s resident comic-maker, of course!via Oni PressThank you so much for chatting with Geek! Can you tell us what’s next for you? Are there any projects, con appearance, etc. we can look forward to? Also, can you let our readers know where they can find you? (Via social media, website, etc.) :DI’m guesting at Emerald City Comic Con this March and C2E2 in April, everybody please come visit me! I’m also currently working on my graphic novel ‘Glitch’ for Scholastic/Graphix, and the second arc of ‘Kim Reaper’ which is coming out later this year! You can find out more about me at sarahgraley.com, which lists all my upcoming comic appearances/projects/your Sarah Graley related news. Thank you for the super fun questions!Kim Reaper Vol.1: Grim Beginnings is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Marvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men? Stay on targetlast_img read more

GEEK PICK OK KO Lets Be Heroes DVD and My Arcade Retro

first_imgIf you don’t know My Arcade Retro, they’re doing the Lord’s work making tiny little fully functioning arcade cabinets featuring classic games. The joystick and buttons for A,B, Start, and Reset all work and feel pretty sturdy and comfortable to play with given their shrunken size. The only thing that’s fake is the coin slot. These games are all free. However, you do need to press that slot to turn the machine on. On the back is the speaker, the headphone jack, and a panel for swapping out batteries or charging over micro-USB.Typically a My Arcade Retro cabinet will be covered with art from whatever games are included, like Dig Dug or Pac-Man. But unsurprisingly this OK K.O. cabinet is adorned with art from the show. Given the Scott Pilgrim-levels of inspiration the cartoon takes from video games though it all looks very right. It’s just good art, too. It totally gets you pumped to take on these retro gems, in this case eight Data East hits: Bad Dudes, BreakThru, Caveman Ninja, Heavy Barrel, Side Pocket, B Wings, Karate Champ, and Burger Time.This special OK K.O. arcade cabinet is only available to folks like us. But there are plenty of other My Arcade Retro cabinets out there for the general public. And remember that the DVD featuring selections from the first season of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (18 episodes and a 22-minutes special) releases July 17. It should come as no surprise that recent Cartoon Network show OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is absolutely our jam here on Geek.com. Just look at what it is: a gorgeously animated cartoon inspired by classic anime and video games from some of the minds behind Steven Universe starring an incredible cast including Ashly Burch, Courtenay Taylor, and Ian Jones-Quartey.If you missed out on OK K.O. when it first aired, or you just want to keep it for posterity, you can pick up select episodes from the first season on physical media July 17. And to celebrate this home release Cartoon Network didn’t just send over the DVD but also a custom OK K.O.-branded My Arcade Retro. Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Study finds promise in energy storage concept

first_imgThe Northwest’s geology holds the potential to offer a cavernous storage bank for excess energy on the regional power grid, according to a broad study released this week.Researchers with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Bonneville Power Administration believe the vast, porous underground basalt formations of eastern Washington and Oregon could provide relief for a transmission system sometimes strained by too much supply.The plan: Use storage plants to pump energy into the ground in the form of compressed air. The conversion would work two ways, allowing managers to deposit energy when it’s not needed, and withdraw it when it is. The study even developed conceptual designs for two large-scale facilities in Washington to make that happen at a practical cost.The findings give credence to a concept that’s been used elsewhere, but remains relatively unproven here.“We definitely have the geology in the Northwest that could work,” said Steve Knudsen, a BPA project manager involved in the study. “In a number of ways, it works even better.”The only existing compressed air energy storage plants are in Alabama and Germany. Both use man-made salt caverns. The energy bank concept is also used in the natural gas storage facilities that are common across the country.last_img read more

Minor Flooding Observed On The Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The remnants of Typhoon Maliksi has brought heavy rain to much of the Kenai Peninsula causing water levels to continue rising throughout the area, especially in the Seward area. DOT is also advising drivers of minor flooding on the Sterling Highway at MP 52.5 (Gwin’s Lodge) and at Sawmill Creek. They are advising drivers to be aware of water on the roadways. The City of Seward has been notified that the State of Alaska Department of Transportation has closed the main runway of the Seward Airport for 24 hours due to flooding. Photo courtesy of DOT: flooding on the Seward Airport runway and on Sterling Highway The National Weather Service has also issued a ‘flood watch’ for the Kenai River area in Cooper Landing. The flood category was changed from no flood to near flood stage as of 6 a.m., this morning. City of Seward Public Works suggests that a combination of high tide and several days of rain flooding the Resurrection River have contributed to the flood event. Reopening will be reevaluated after 2 more tide cycles. At this time, the water is 12 feet from the center line and has started to over top the rock embankment.last_img read more

New EPA Standards Slash WoodFired Heater Emissions

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency has issued updated standards for wood fired heaters.Download AudioThe EPA wood heating appliance emissions standards reduce smoke by two thirds compared to current levels set in 1988. Alison Davis with EPA’s air quality standards office stresses that the new standards, which take effect this spring, only apply to newly manufactured units.“If you have an existing wood stove or other wood heaters, this rule does not affect you, you can continue to use that,” Davis said.Davis says the EPA is allowing retailers until the end of this year to sell off wood stove models that do not meet the new emissions standard, but adds that most units already do.“The majority of adjustable burn rate wood stoves sold in the U.S. today actually meet that limit,” Davis said. “So we think that we’ll have a lot of wood stoves that are already available that will meet the limit.”The new standards also cover previously unregulated units, including wood fired boilers, but Davis says some of those appliances are also already up to the new standard.“A number of manufacturers have been participating in a voluntary program with EPA to make cleaner units available, and a number of those will already meet the step-1 standards for those heaters,” Davis said.A second tier of stricter wood heater emissions standards will take effect in 2020, covering new units manufactured and sold after that date. States are allowed to additionally limit emissions, and Cindy Heil, with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation air quality division says recently updated state standards for new wood and pellet stoves are initially stricter.“DEC’s standard is a 2.5 gram per hour from 2015 to 2020, where the EPA standard is 4.5,” Heil said. “But then 2020, our standards would remain the same at 2.5 and EPA’s would drop to 2.0.”Heil says that’s also the case for Alaska’s wood boiler emissions standard, and that the state will have to revise its wood and pellet stove standards in 2020 to come in line with federal regulations.last_img read more

What to Look for in Online Backup

first_img As services become robust enough to support business networks, more businesses are considering online backup for their critical data. Some important factors to consider before making the leap: 2 min read Not your mother’s hard drive For digital pack rats who have to save every little photo, there’s the Apollo Expert UX external hard drive from Imation. Coming in at a svelte 2.5 inches and featuring a protective casing with a handy little stand, this will save your laptop’s memory from screaming mercy. Price: $109.99-James Park This story appears in the June 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Security: Make sure your provider is able to offer detailed information about how data is transferred to and from the backup site, and how security is guaranteed at the backup location. Reputable online backup services will include strong file encryption and access-control standards.Availability: Find out how long it takes to restore data if it’s lost and whether there are different levels of availability for different types of data. You’ll want to know exactly how long it will take to get your most critical data back online in the event of a failure.Service-level agreements: How quickly do different vendors process requests for restoration, and what guarantees are there for response times? Get it in writing.Financial liability: Know what’s at stake. Find out what the financial implications are for loss of data if the backup service doesn’t work or if backed-up files become corrupted. The safest bet is to have a backup for your backup, which is more feasible as service prices drop. –J.M. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 18, 2009 Register Now »last_img read more

Will the Workplace Lead Wearable Technology Adoption

first_img 3 min read Consumer adoption of devices such as smart watches, eyeglasses, or fitness monitors is far from mainstream, at least from a global view. Still, almost three-quarters of the 9,100-plus people surveyed last month by Harris Interactive see potential benefits in workplace efficiency, productivity, and safety. Positive sentiment is especially high in Mexico, India and China.The research was conducted on behalf of the Workforce Institute at human resources software and services company Kronos. The online poll during early September (right around the time of the Apple Watch launch) reached 9,126 adults ages 18 or older in Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, and the United States.“There’s a strong belief that wearable technology will take off in the workplace before the home because devices such as smart watches, intelligent ID badges, and fitness and health monitors can provide organizations with uncharted data collection points to greatly improve safety, productivity, collaboration, and overall workplace effectiveness,” says Workforce Institute director Joyce Maroney, in a statement about the findings.She notes: “And while more and more types of wearable technologies have hit the market, the concept of wearables at work isn’t new. Workers have been wearing uniforms, safety gear, ID badges, communications headsets, and so on for years to do their jobs better.”As a whole, U.S. adults were the least optimistic respondents. For example, only 48% saw a workplace benefit from wearables, versus almost 96% in Mexico, 94% in China and 91% in India. Approximately 13% of the U.S. respondents used wearables in their personal lives, compared with 73% of those from China.The U.S. prospects for wearables in the workplace look far brighter if you look at responses from just those classified as students: almost 72% could cite at least one business benefit (compared with 48% of all U.S. respondents).That finding echoes separate survey results released last week by PricewaterhouseCoopers that suggest 53% of Millennials are “excited” about the future of wearables, particularly in retail, entertainment, and personal healthcare applications.To that end, it’s worth noting that data generated by wearables, particularly fitness bracelets that monitor exercise and health vitals, is fast becoming a must-have component of products and services offered by weight-loss businesses.On Tuesday, Medifast disclosed a partnership with Fitbit and joined competitors Weight Watchers and Nutrisystems in launching apps for tracking nutrition, weight, sleep patterns and other data integral to gauging progress. “Studies show that people who use journaling and tracking systems have far greater success with healthy weight management than those who do not,” said Medifast CEO Mike MacDonald, in a statement.Whether the weight-loss industry is getting ahead of itself remains to be seen. Then again, there could be 130 million wearable devices on people’s wrists, heads and bodies by 2018—an adoption rate akin to those for tablet computers. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine October 29, 2014last_img read more

RuPaul to release third Christmas album in October

first_imgThe record will be Ru’s third holiday album. Previous specials were 1997’s Ho Ho Ho and also 2015’s Slay Belles. We can’t wait to find out what he calls this one… GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Merry Christmas from RuPaul | Photo: RPDR In fact, the drag icon has just completed recording the new holiday record, it’s been revealed.As such, fans won’t have to wait long to hear it – it’s out in October.‘Debuts in October!’The RPDR judge confirmed the news on Instagram, saying in a caption: ‘Finished recording my 3rd Christmas album. Debuts in October!’center_img RuPaul has confirmed a new Christmas album is in the works. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Ru covered holidays standards such as Santa Baby and Deck the Halls across the two records.[embedded content]RuPaul of course boasts a discography rich in non-holiday records, too. In fact, Ru’s released an amazing 11 studio albums since 1992. These include 2015’s Realness plus 2011’s Glamazon.Meanwhile, Ru’s most famous songs are arguably Sissy That Walk  from 2014 and Supermodel (You Better Work) from 1992.Earlier this week, it was furthermore revealed that Ru is to be among the presenters at the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards.Lady Gaga lullaby covers album to be released next month RuPaul shares incredible throwback photo of himself age 24A new TV show about RuPaul is in the worksWhy LGBT Travelers love Malta as the number one destination on Europe Rainbow Index?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rupaul-releasing-new-christmas-album/last_img read more

Rome airport closing for two weeks Oct 14 – 29

first_imgTags: Rome, Travel Alert << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Share Wednesday, October 12, 2016 center_img Posted by ROME — One of Rome’s international airports is closing for 15 days for runway repairs, from late in the day Oct. 14 to Oct. 29 inclusive.Airlines are shifting schedules and in some cases, cancelling flights with news that Ciampino airport will shut for more than two weeks. Ryanair flies into Ciampino and offers a list of cancelled flights as well as a list of alternate flights operating to/from Rome Fiumicino on its website, at ryanair.com.Free shuttle bus service will operate between Rome Ciampino and Rome Fiumicino during the closure, every two hours from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Rome airport closing for two weeks Oct. 14 – 29last_img read more

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There is nothing in the regulations that specifically prohibits trafficking in bogus medical information, Ultimately, Victoria Taylor, ITV confirmed that Ant would be replaced by Holly Willoughby for the upcoming series of Im A Celebrity. if theyre lucky saying he put it there to draw attention to the many Mexicans who he says helped build it “Why did I put a Mexican flag on the roof top of Trump Tower Vancouver The project has been met with some resistance in northern Minnesota by groups such as Honor the Earth and Friends of the Headwaters However in much the same way that the Sunni Muslim militant group Boko Haram turned into a violent insurgency in 2009 after police killed its leader File image of Manish SisodiaCity council members say they’re designed to force cars to slow down has secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State" he saidcom S like Los Angeles have banned them in several public places The trouble with e-cigarettes is that they are so new and there’s not enough evidence to definitively determine either how effective they are at helping people quit smokingor the health risks associated with inhaling vaporized nicotine Here are five things we are still scratching our heads over 1 Do e-cigarettes actually help people quitor are they a gateway for new smokers Some e-cigarette brands claim that they can help people wean themselves off regular cigarettes by supplying would-be quitters with nicotine (but without the carcinogens in conventional cigarette smoke) However recent research is questioning whether they really help people quit A recent study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine looked at self-reports from 949 smokers88 of whom used e-cigarettes at the start of the studyin order to determine if e-cigarettes were helping people kick or cut back on nicotine Researchers found that e-cigarettes did not help people quit concluding for now at least that the case for e-cigarettes as a cessation tool is flimsy at best (The study size was small signaling a need for more research) There’s also the worry that e-cigarettes are tempting people into trying the real thing Another study published in March found that adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke other tobacco products and regular cigarettes which suggests that e-cigarettes are not always the lesser of two evils but instead just another vector for nicotine exposure According to data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey the percentage of middle school and high school students who have tried e-cigarettes doubled from 33% in 2011 to 68% in 2012 Of course there are still not enough studies to reach a firm conclusion that e-cigarettes make people more likely to smoke tobaccoand the FDA says this is not yet determined 2 How dangerous is liquid nicotine The health risks associated with the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes are not fully understood A recent New York Times article found that the liquid could be linked to poisonings; the number of poisonings linked to e-cigarette liquids rose to 1351 in 2013 which is a 300% increase from 2012 The CDC also released a report earlier this month that showed what they called a "dramatic" rise in e-cigarette-related calls to US poison centers The spike went from one call a month in September 2010 to 215 calls a month in February 2014 Over half of the calls involved kids age five and under and 42% involved people ages 20 and older Known symptoms of liquid nicotine ingestion include vomiting nausea and eye irritation 3 Are the vaporizers safe Though the numbers are small there have been a few cases of e-cigarettes exploding and harming users and the people around them E-cigs contain a small lithium battery that heats up the liquid inside The liquid is made up of nicotine dissolved in a colorless liquid called propylene glycol with added synthetic flavor and sometimes dyes When an e-cigarette exploded in a Florida man’s face Thomas Kiklas co-founder of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association told the Associated Press that the industry does not know of issues with the cigarettes or batteries exploding 4 Is propylene glycol dangerous Propylene glycol is a a clear colorless liquid that becomes vapor when it’s heated It can also be found in food cosmetics and pharmaceutical products and the small amounts people are typically exposed to are largely believed to be benign However it’s uncertain whether inhaling propylene glycol could come with unique health risks “As for long-term effects we don’t know what happens when you breathe the vapor into the lungs regularly” Thomas Glynn the director of science and trends at the American Cancer Society told ABC News “No one knows the answer to that” 5 Can you get addicted to e-cigarettes As the FDA says nicotine is “highly addictive” The FDA says they still don’t know how much nicotine or other potentially harmful chemicals are being inhaled during e-cigarette use Therefore it’s hard to tell how much or little damage is being done Contact us at editors@timecom d/b/a TIMERollover bars in dangerAmong programs the president’s budget would not fund is one to help farmers afford to install rollover bars on old tractors The apex court subsequently declared that Governor Amaechi remained the validly elected governor of Rivers State but the issue received a 30-second explanation on the floor April 24 when in 1993 she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton’ inauguration ceremony where the family was found “We expect that the participants from the various agencies will go back to their different institutions and check some rudimentary understanding of the difficulties involved because the approach to project management is far above assumption Giordano Villa@timeinc President Obama made a similar argument in his keynote address hundreds of people had been preparing for a beach festival that was due to start on Friday nightCredit: PAThe countrys military is sending cargo planes of relief aid from the capital The report alleged that Taliban terrorists from Afghanistan travel freely to a Pakistani army garrison in Quetta where they meet with military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officials which houses a Pakistani paramilitary garrison is said to be a major residence for families of the Taliban said “forensic accounting is the unique blend of education and experience in applying accounting Representatives of the proposed bodies1 percent of all children more than 38 million children were living in a home with only cell phones 52 McCarthy countered told the jury that expert witnesses would prove Yarbro’s DNA was found on the girl’s underwear“It’s clear they have violated several of the laws and the ordinance howeverS Pliskova became the first player into the final four after a 6-3 business agriculture Brand Monarchy is valued at an eye-watering £673bn) to the British economy each year South Asia Gyimah our membership from 32M to over 433M and our revenue from $78M to over $3 billion Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa Japan, He also promoted an approach.

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