Natural rock near Naples, Italy, may have inspired Roman concrete

first_imgBeginning in 1982, the ground beneath the Italian port city of Pozzuoli began rising at an alarming rate. Deep beneath the surface, geothermal activity belched carbon dioxide and other gases that pressed up on the overlying rock. At one point the ground swelled 2 meters in 2 years, prompting Italian authorities to evacuate more than 40,000 people from the city over concerns of an eruption. But no eruption occurred. Now, researchers report in the current issue of Science that they have a good idea why: a layer of strong, yet pliable “caprock” that has kept a lid on eruptions in the area. After studying sediment cores from a previous drilling project in Pozzuoli, researchers found a layer of carbon-rich rocks sitting 2.9 kilometers below the city. When seawater infiltrates the carbon-rich rocks, they emit CO2, which reacts with calcium and hydrogen-rich rocks to form calcium hydroxide, or hydrated lime, one of the key ingredients in cement. Geothermal fluids push the natural lime up toward a top layer of ash deposited by previous eruptions, forming natural high-strength, fibrous concrete. The material may have served as the inspiration for the creation of Roman concrete, which led to the building of Rome’s architectural wonders such as the Pantheon and the aqueducts that still stand today, the researchers say.last_img read more

Lenovo’s A2010 is available through open sale at Rs 4,990

first_imgLenovo has announced that its A2010 smartphone will remain available on Flipkart through open sale now on. The open sale started on Monday at 12pm. Both black and white color variants will be available on Flipkart. The Lenovo A2010 is priced at Rs 4,990 and is availableexclusively on Flipkart.Lenovo A2010 sports a MediaTek MT6735m 64-bit Quad-Core1.0GHz processor, 4.5 inch display and operates on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Thesmartphone supports the two available LTE bands in India – FDD 1800MHz (Band 3)& TDD 2300MHz (Band 40). A 2000 mAh battery unit will power the device. LenovoA2010 is equipped with a 5 MP rear camera, which is supported by an LED flash,and 2 MP selfie camera along with an 8GB expandable internal memory.Lenovos growth has been substantial this year with 3.3times increase in sales in Q2 2015-16 as compared to sales in the correspondingquarter last year. Overall the shipment of smartphones to India has increasedby 44 per cent as compared to the same time period last year.According to IDC’s latest report, Lenovo is India’s No.1 4GSmartphone brand in Q2 with its aggressively priced 4G LTE smartphone portfolio.Lenovo has seen success with its 4G smartphones with over 1 million 4Gsmartphones sold in the first half of the year. As per IDC’s Asia/ PacificQuarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Q2, 2015 (August 2015 release), Lenovo is thefifth largest smartphone brand with 4.4 per cent share of the Indian smartphonemarket in Q2 2015.last_img read more

Dhoni visits ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ set

first_imgIndia’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni visited the set of the upcoming film “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”.Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who essays the role of Dhoni’s father Pan Singh in the film, took to Twitter to share a photograph of the cricketer along with actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”Lara, our camera attendant was happiest to meet @msdhoni on the sets of biopic on his life. @itsSSR is equally happy,” Anupam Kher tweeted on Monday night.Lara, our camera attendant was happiest 2 meet @msdhoni on d sets of biopic on his life. @itsSSR is equally happy.:) Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 14, 2015″The Shaukeens” actor, who keeps sharing his thoughts and details about his personal and professional life on social media platforms, was shooting for the biopic in Ranchi.Sushant will be seen stepping into Dhoni’s shoes for the biopic.”M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, which is slated to hit the theatres next year, is directed by Neeraj Pandey.last_img read more

Injured Brendon McCullum lets Martin Guptill cut loose

first_imgNew Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will have a nagging back injury re-assessed on Tuesday after he left the field during his side’s comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their second one-day international on Monday.McCullum left the field midway through Sri Lanka’s innings at Hagley Oval in Christchurch and with regular vice-captain Kane Williamson nursing a sore knee, turned the captaincy over to Ross Taylor. Test opener Tom Latham, who was brought into the side as cover for Williamson, played an anchor role in McCullum’s place as Martin Guptill flirted with a world record to smash his side to their 118-run victory target in 8.2 overs.The 34-year-old McCullum has been battling the back injury for years with it partially responsible for his decision to retire after the Australia series in February.”It’s not too bad. It’s a bit stiff so we will re-assess it tomorrow,” McCullum said in a televised interview.The aggressive right hander had combined with Guptill in an 108-run opening partnership in a seven-wicket victory on the same pitch two days ago, but said he had been happy to put his feet up to watch Guptill destroy Sri Lanka on Monday.”It was a superb innings. You can’t describe it,” McCullum said. “It’s something you witness only once or twice in your life.AUSTRALIA NEXT”There are very few guys in the world who can play like that. Martin is one of those guys.”I knew he struck the ball cleanly the other day and jeez he struck it better today. He did it with such composure and genuine stroke making as well.”advertisementGuptill had flirted with AB de Villiers’ world record of 16 balls for a half century, instead getting bogged down from 46 to 50, which he managed to pass on his 17th delivery.It still broke McCullum’s New Zealand record of 18 balls, achieved earlier this year against England in the World Cup. Guptill, who scored 93 not out from 30 balls on Monday, is the world’s leading run scorer in one-day internationals in 2015, moving to 1,459 with one match to play in Nelson on December 31.McCullum, who praised Guptill’s career-best year, said he had asked his side to step up their performances throughout the series as they eye Australia in February and would do so again as they seek to seal the five-match series in the third game.”I asked the guys to go up another gear and they certainly did that so… we get to the third game with an opportunity to close out a series.”We know we have to keep turning up and putting up our best performance.”last_img read more

Valencia end Batshuayi’s loan spell early

first_imgChelsea-owned Michy Batshuayi has had his loan to Valencia cut short, with the Liga side’s general director Mateu Alemany confirming the news on Thursday.The Belgian striker has endured a tough time since his move to Spain, netting only two goals in 23 matches for Los Che despite having enjoyed a massively fruitful spell at Borussia Dortmund earlier in 2018, bagging seven times in 10 games.Indeed, Valencia boss Marcelino saw his side fall to a shock 2-1 Copa del Rey defeat to Segunda Division outfit Sporting Gijon on Tuesday, a match in which Batshuayi was hooked at half time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The former Villarreal coach let slip after the loss that his team “need to make signings up front” and that his “patience has run out”  following comments that he had only subbed the attacker for tactical reasons.It seems Batshuayi’s race in Spain is in fact run however, with Alemany confirming on Thursday that he expects the 25-year-old to leave Mestalla imminently.“The player knows,” he said. “For the good of the player and the club, we are looking for a solution.“We are expecting an exit in the few hours or days.”Alemany’s comments suggest Batshuayi will be loaned out to a different club rather than return to Stamford Bridge, even if Chelsea are struggling with striker problems of their own.Michy Batshuayi ValenciaReports have suggested that West Ham and Crystal Palace are both interested in a man who cost the Blues £33 million in 2016, and a deal with the former could turn out to be a shrewd move if they are indeed trying to sign Marko Arnautovic.Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and AC Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain have been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, but former Chelsea man Steve Sidwell said recently that Arnautovic would represent far better value for money.”If it was £50m between Wilson or Arnautovic, me personally, I’d go with Marko,” Sidwell told Sky Sports . “I’ve played with him and I know what he could do.“He’d be a player that would thrive there because he’d fit in the dressing room straight away and have the ego to go and say, ‘This is a big club, I can match this.’“Especially as a striker, you need that.”last_img read more

Severe Weather Alert Continues for Jamaica

first_img The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation An area of low pressure moves northwest of Jamaica. A Severe Weather Alert continues to be in effect for Jamaica as the Trough is expected to remain in the Jamaica area until Tuesday. Story Highlights The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reminding the public of the need to remain alert for possible flooding as an area of low pressure moves northwest of Jamaica, bringing an increase in rainfall across the island.A Severe Weather Alert continues to be in effect for Jamaica as the Trough is expected to remain in the Jamaica area until Tuesday. It should then move towards the western Caribbean on Wednesday.The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is forecasting scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across southern and northeastern parishes with periods of showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds along the south coast moving into the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Flash flooding, is therefore possible, over low-lying and flood-prone areas.The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is reminding persons of the following flooding precautions:1. If you are advised to evacuate, do so immediately and if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas, decide on likely evacuation routes now.2. Avoid flooded waterways, i.e. fords, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles.3. If trapped in a house by rising water move to the second floor and or to the roof if necessary.4. Do not go sightseeing in flooded areasThe ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will be provided as the situation demands.last_img read more

The Millennial Voices Must Be Heard – Bahamian MP

first_img Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary in The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Travis Robinson, says if governance in countries across the Caribbean is to be effective, the voices of the millennial generation must be heard.“Their voices must be taken into account in the decision-making process at all levels of governance,” said Mr. Robinson, who was giving the keynote address at the 5th Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on September 30.He noted that due to advances in communications technology over the last 30 years, the youth of the 21st century are the most informed, exposed and connected generation in the history of humanity.He said that leaders must emerge from among the youth to take their place at the table where decisions are made.“If we take a look around this room this morning, we have reason to be very hopeful, because here we see the faces of youth leaders from around the Caribbean,” Mr. Robinson pointed out.He reminded them that leadership is not just about politics, “so as a young person with leadership potential, if you do not have the appetite for the rough-and-tumble arena of politics, you need not worry. Society is comprised of many arenas where your leadership expertise is much needed”.He cited the environment, community activism, media, education reform, and advocating for the rights of the marginalised within communities as some of the areas in which youth can play a role.Mr. Robinson noted that preparation of the youth for leadership begins at the level of the family, which is the foundation of society, nurturing children to become responsible adults.He said that given its critical role in the development of society, the strengthening of the family unit should rank among the highest priories of governments across the region.“The truth of the matter is that if the family does a relatively good job at nurturing our youth, then that is three quarters of the work of youth development,” he contended.In the meantime, Mr. Robinson called for the strengthening of the trades and vocational programmes in schools across the region as a long-term solution to crime.The move, he said, will ensure that persons are equipped with skills to become productive members of the society.“Young people are full of restless energy. Beginning in the early years, from age six, seven or eight, we need to positively harness that energy by involving young persons in positive extracurricular activities,” he added. Story Highlights Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary in The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Travis Robinson, says if governance in countries across the Caribbean is to be effective, the voices of the millennial generation must be heard. He cited the environment, community activism, media, education reform, and advocating for the rights of the marginalised within communities as some of the areas in which youth can play a role. “Their voices must be taken into account in the decision-making process at all levels of governance,” said Mr. Robinson, who was giving the keynote address at the 5th Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on September 30.last_img read more

Delhi govt constitutes Task Force for womens safety in public transport

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi government’s think tank the Dialogue and Development Commission, which advises the Delhi government on key policy issues, has constituted a Task Force for Women Safety in Public Transport in Delhi, to ensure safety and improve quality of commuting for women travellers in public transport in the national Capital.The Task Force, constituted with the approval of Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, has been entrusted with the task of evaluating and monitoring of various initiatives taken by the Government in the direction of women safety, including installation of CCTV and Panic buttons in buses, and strengthening the Delhi Government’s flagship ‘Bus Marshal scheme’, which has been in place in all government run DTC buses since 2015. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe story was first reported in the Millennium Post on June 13 and while talking to the newspaper, Jasmine Shah the Vice Chairman of the DDC had said, “Public transport system and the women safety have been our main focus. Currently, there are some ongoing schemes like deployment of marshals in DTC buses. This task force will monitor such scheme at the ground thereafter they will ideate the long term plan which would be beneficial for the citizens.” Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsOne of the key mandates of this Task Force is to recommend and monitor the implementation of all initiatives undertaken by the Transport Department for women safety. The Task Force will assess and recommend improvements in the effectiveness of bus marshalls programme. “The Task Force will comprise of representatives from all stakeholders of public transport in the capital as well as eminent experts from civil society working in the field of Women’s safety and public transport in Delhi. It would also include two daily female commuters nominated by Hon’ble Transport Minister” said Shah. The members of the Task Force will be appointed for a period of one year, or until the tenure of the present Delhi Government. Gender sensitisation of drivers, conductors, measures like installation of panic buttons and CCTVs in buses along with other important women safety measures will be part of the mandate of this Task Force. The Task Force will comprise of representatives from the DDC, concerned government departments, DCW, Delhi Police, NGOs and two members from the civil society.last_img read more

Tramway Ticket To Increase To 8 dirhams

Rabat – Tramway network firm, Casa Tramway, has reportedly decided to raise the price of a ticket to 8 dirhams, beginning  January 1st. Beginning January 2017, tramway passengers in Casablanca will pay an additional dirham for their ticket. This rate increase comes after a campaign encouraging tramway users to begin using the monthly electronic card.According to French-language news source, L’Economiste, the price for the one-way-travel will remain at 6 dirhams, but the price for the paper ticket will go up to 2 dirhams. The news source added that the increase would inspire passengers to use the rechargeable card as well as help the company overcome its deficit, which has reached MAD 80 million a year. read more

Navy arrests 26 Indians

Indian fishermen say India’s gifting of the Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka in the ’70s has reduced fishing space available for Indian fishermen.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who has been demanding retrieval of the island, has mooted the idea of entering into a long-term lease agreement with the Sri Lankan government so that Indian fishermen could legally use Sri Lankan waters for fishing. The Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Karinagar, a navy spokesman said.The Navy said that the Indians were on 5 trawlers when they were detected and arrested for entering Sri Lankans waters illegally. “The government continues to remain engaged with the government of Sri Lanka to ensure that fishermen on both sides can continue to pursue their livelihood in a safe, secure and sustainable manner,” he told the Indian parliament. Fishermen from both countries often stray into each other’s territory as both countries are divided by a small strip of sea. Last month Sri Lanka released a group of Indian fishermen who were arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.The release came a day after India summoned Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi and lodged a strong protest over the arrests. They had asked Sri Lanka that the fishermen be released at the earliest.Separately, Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony had said last month that the country’s government had urged Sri Lanka to direct its navy to act with restraint and not to fire on Indian fishermen sailing along the International Maritime Boundary Line. Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Indian fishermen were to be brought to Kayts today to be handed over to the fisheries department authorities. His comments came after Indian fishermen accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them when they stray into Sri Lankan waters. The Navy denied the allegations. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Sri Lankanborn man sentenced in Germany for LTTE links

The accused, who said he had been a German citizen since 2007, opted not to testify on the opening day of the trial on January 18.But a court spokesman said Tuesday that he had later partially confessed in court to the charges against him, admitting to “collecting and transferring the funds” to the LTTE. The Hamburg court found that the man raised more than 81,000 euros ($88,000) for combat and terrorist activities including suicide attacks by the LTTE in its campaign for a separate Tamil homeland in the South Asian country. The LTTE committed a string of attacks against civilian targets and national infrastructure during Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war that killed more than 100,000 people and ended in 2009 when government forces crushed the rebels. A Sri Lankan-born man received an 18-month suspended sentence in Germany Tuesday for membership of the rebel group the Tamil Tigers which Germany considers a terrorist organisation, the AFP news agency reported.The 53-year-old German national, identified only as Yogendran G. by the court in the northern city of Hamburg, was convicted of having raised funds in Germany from 2007-2009 for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The court, however, ruled that he was more than a member and actually “bore responsibility” within the group.The prosecution and the defendant have one week to decide whether to appeal the verdict.German authorities estimate that more than 1,000 LTTE supporters live in the country, mainly doing propaganda work and organising donation drives. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Annan hails Dominican Republic for progress on antipoverty goals

On an official visit to the Dominican Republic today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan praised the country’s progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of global antipoverty targets adopted at a United Nations summit meeting held in 2000. “I think the way you are approaching it here, getting the communities involved, giving them technology, giving them clean water, looking after health, education and sanitation, is the way to go,” the Secretary-General said after viewing a video presentation at the National Palace in Santo Domingo. “You are heading the right way and you are setting a model here which I think will be of great interest to many countries in this region and around the world.”Thanking the President and First Lady as well as the Dominican Government and people for embracing the MDGs and using them to reenergize development activities in the country, he pledged the UN’s continued partnership in that endeavour.Looking to the broader context, he emphasized that development is essential to achieving peace and security. “You cannot have security without development, and you cannot have development without security and you cannot enjoy either one for the longer term, unless there is respect for human rights and the rule of law,” he said.“These three pillars reinforce each other, and this is the work of the United Nations: security, economic and social development and respect for human rights, and any programme that is built on these three principles – and we intend to reinforce – them is bound to succeed.” read more

Pocketable Bluetooth keyboard for iOS and Android shows up on Kickstarter

first_imgTyping on a virtual keyboard is really just a bad experience. There are those that are less bad than others, but it’s all still bad. We’ve accepted these bad keyboards because we have to in order to get the biggest screen possible on our phones. That’s why one of the best selling accessories for the iPad is a keyboard, and why the new Microsoft Surface has two different keyboards available at launch.Not everyone wants a tablet, though, and really our phones are just as powerful as these tablets that are being made right now. I’m obviously not alone in this, because there’s a Kickstarter for a pocketable keyboard called Journo that offers a solution.The idea isn’t particularly new, but one that’s been missing from the mobile ecosystem for a while. The Journo keyboard opens up from a small square into a laptop-sized keyboard with physical buttons. The gadget connects to any of your devices via Bluetooth, and once you lock the different pieces in place after unfolding it you’re good to type on any flat surface.You can type all you want on this thing, since the Journo is supposed to have a rechargeable battery capable of delivering one month of use. Throw in a stand for your tablet or phone and you’ve got the missing materials you needed to write that long email or extended instant messaging conversation. All you need to do in order to get one is participate in their Kickstarter.Journo is already over a quarter of the way to their $100,000 goal, and for as little as a $79 pledge to the Kickstarter you get your own Journo on launch day.last_img read more

Businesses and government bodies should be prepared to handle cyber security breaches

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When you are discussing cyber security breaches with Senior cyber policy expert Peter Coroneos, the conversation will inevitably come to the current My Health Record debate.“People are opting out, because they’re fearful, they don’t trust the security of the national health scheme,” he says.“They are being a little nervous about having their health records in a centralised database, where 900,000 GPs around the country can access them with their own little PCs. Health records are very valuable, once stolen, they are sold in the ‘dark web’ for about 50 times more than a financial record, so it is natural to ask how secure is this system.”This mistrust is hardly unreasonable, he argues, pointing to 14 different case studies in major organisations that have been under some sort of cyber attack, three of those being Australian government organisations. This research has resulted in him writing The Cyber Breach Communication Playbook, along with Communications Expert Michael Parker. The book is a manual on how to handle a security breach, once it happens.“This whole book is dedicated on the idea that any a relationship requires trust; if trust is lacking, the foundations of the relationship are at risk,” he explains.“With the corporate and organisational perspective in mind, when customer trust or citizen trust is eroded, then the result is a damaged reputation.”So what should the government have done to avoid the current backlash?“They should have done a lot more to educate people, before they initiated the program, rather than just saying to everyone ‘now you have three months to opt out’; and they should move from opt-in to opt-out,” he argues.“That’s a radical shift. The scheme has already been in place for six years, but up to now you had to voluntarily agree for your records to be public. Now it means that your records are there by default, and unless you take affirmative steps to remove them, they are there for anyone to get them potentially. How are vulnerable people able to exercise their right to opt out? How is an elderly couple – maybe not even English-speaking – to understand what opt out means, to go to a website and select what category of information they don’t want to be shared?”CYBER SECURITY REQUIRES A CULTURAL CHANGE IN BUSINESSAll these are valid questions and the answers – or at least, a roadmap on handling such issues, is presented in Mr Coroneos’ book.The necessity of such a guide presented itself after a new legislation in February that made a legal requirement that people should be informed when a breach occurs in a company.“Up until now, companies preferred not to talk about these issues, to avoid embarrassment, but under the new law, non-disclosure is no longer a viable option for most businesses,” he explains; businesses that make under $3 million a year are exempt, but Peter Coroneos believes that the principle should be applied by all businesses.“I was noticing how badly they were handling their communications,” he says. ” In some cases they were trying to cover up, so I thought there should be some guidance for companies and government bodies, what to say when you have a breach.” In a sense, this playbook is a leadership guide for decision-makers in organisations, addressed to people whose jobs are at risk, if they fail to manage these issues. “In the old days, that is five years ago,” says Peter Coroneos, laughing at “how quickly life changes these days”, a security breach would be the responsibility of the IT department, but more recently, the accountability rests with the entire executive team.“This is why companies are so slow to adapt and put appropriate protections in place, because generally IT managers don’t have that much power in the organisation,” he says.“Traditionally the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Technology Officer are seen as enablers of the business, but when cyber security is brought into the equation, these people are calling for more money to be spent on things that haven’t happened yet. Their challenge has been to gain leverage to get the entire organisation to understand that cyber security is a shared responsibility, it doesn’t rest with the people whose job has the word ‘technology’ in their title.“Cyber security requires a cultural change within the organisation, because it is as much a human issue as it is a technology issue; a phishing attack can be targeted at anyone in the organisation who has email access, and once the malware gets into the system, the entire organisation is at risk.”EVERYONE SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS Anyone worrying about how to protect themselves from such incidences should not look for easy answers.“This is not a manual on technology prevention or human prevention,” explains Mr Coroneos.“This is about developing pre-breach communication strategies and pre-breach preparation for the kind of disclosure that needs to be made at the time of the breach,” he says, stressing that the book is based on the “fairly good assumption, unfortunately, that it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when it is going to happen to you.”Which raises the greatest question of all. If cyber security breaches are inevitable, who safe are internet users?“I think we had hoped by now that the internet would have been a lot safer than it is, but unfortunately the bad guys have been investing heavily in technology and human attack techniques,” says the former head of the Australian Internet Industry.“We are reaching the point when the average internet user is going to be challenged to to tell the difference between malicious and legitimate communication,” he adds.“We are in a fairly risky time and it remains to be seen whether the new technology coming through around Artificial Intelligence can empower the good guys more readily that the bad guys. That would determine who finally wins the war, but in the short term, anyone should be on reasonably high alert. I’m still using the internet, but I’m certainly much more cautious than ever before.”Coroneos’ book, ‘The Cyber Breach Communication Playbook’.last_img read more

4405 millions de mobiles vendus dans le monde au troisième trimestre

first_img440,5 millions de mobiles vendus dans le monde au troisième trimestreEntre juillet et septembre 2011, quelques 440,5 millions de téléphones mobiles ont été vendus à travers le monde. Un chiffre en augmentation de 5,6% sur un an. Si Nokia demeure le leader mondial, il voit ses ventes et sa part de marché diminuer, au profit de Samsung et ses smartphones Android.Les ventes mondiales de téléphones mobiles ont progressé de 5,6% au troisième trimestre par rapport à la même période l’année dernière. D’après les derniers chiffres publiés par Gartner, 440,5 millions d’unités ont été écoulées à travers le monde. Un bilan plutôt décevant après une augmentation de 16,5% au deuxième trimestre. Les ventes de smartphones, elles, ont augmenté de 42% sur un an, contre 74% au trimestre précédent.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Smartphones et mobiles classiques confondus, c’est le finlandais Nokia qui occupe la place de leader. Mais ses ventes et sa part de marché accusent une forte diminution. La firme a écoulé 105 millions de terminaux entre juillet septembre, contre 117 millions l’année dernière. Quand à sa part de marché, elle passe de 28,2% à 23,9%. Alors que Nokia espère inverser cette tendance avec le lancement de nouveaux Windows Phone, Samsung ne cesse du gagner du terrain, fort du succès de ses smartphones sous Android. La firme coréenne a vendu 78,6 millions de mobiles au troisième trimestre, contre 71,6 millions il y a un an, pour atteindre une part de marché de 17,8%.C’est LG qui achève le trio de tête. Mais le groupe accuse une chute de sa part de marché de 1,8 point à 4,8%, avec 21 millions de terminaux écoulés. Apple s’offre la quatrième place avec 17,3 millions d’unités et une part de marché en augmentation de 0,7 points, tandis que le chinois ZTE voit la sienne passer à 3,2% grâce à ses 14,1 millions d’unités écoulées.Le 15 novembre 2011 à 19:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The MV Sea of Love is still stuck out there on Molasses

first_img FIVE PEOPLE SAFE AFTER YACHTS RUNS AGROUND; taken in water at treacherous Molasses Reef Related Items:molasses reef, mv sea of love Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp MV Sea of Love, No Longer Stuck on Molasses Reefcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – a PTV8 tip was followed up by Magnetic Media on Saturday and we can confirm that a tourist couple and three crew of the MV Sea of Love yacht are shaken but safe after their yacht early this morning got stuck on the often treacherous, Molasses Reef. The 73-75ft vessel is foreign owned and operated and was departing Provo after a stay; it was berthed at Southside Marina. The Sea of Love was headed to the Dominican Republic next, according to our sources. The couple was booked at a resort here after the early morning SOS made to the Coastal Radar and rescue operation by Marine Police. Local mariner, Harold Walkin is assisting with now getting the boat off the reef. The area may also be deemed a crime scene eventually; Fisheries Dept is en route to the spot to determine if there is damage. Time will tell if charges will be leveled at the boat owner. Recommended for youlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Social Services Minister challenges women to do what is right and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 7, 2018 – Nassau – Social Services and Urban Development Minister the Hon. Lanisha Rolle charged members of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) to strengthen the value of their cause by convincing the world that their cause is not only “right” but it is “good.”Minister Rolle remarked that the Institute’s endeavor is commendable and their efforts and those of organizations similar are crucial to the achievements of goals to end domestic violence against women through the implementation of strategic plans, and the elimination and eradication of violence against women and girls through collaborations of countries.“We can only be successful in our quest to obtain general parity, fairness, equality in employment, and equal participation in leadership spheres, if we unite to do the things that are right,” she stated.The IBWPI hosted its annual International Women’s conference, March 1-4, 2018 at Melia Nassau Beach Resort.Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu, described the conference as “timely” for The Bahamas, where women comprise 51 percent of the population, head 70 percent of the households, but hold only a mere 12 percent representation in Parliament.“You are here at a time when we as a nation are grappling with the mission of gender equality and women’s empowerment.  In principal, we Bahamians are all on board with the concept of gender equality, but the question we must attempt to answer truthfully is this, have we as a nation done enough to secure for Bahamian women an equal place at the table,” she said.Ms. Jubrilu remarked that in The Bahamas although women are building strong business brands as entrepreneurs, occupy most of the senior posts in the civil service, are well represented in the executive seats, and comprise 70 percent of student enrollment at the University of The Bahamas, there remains much more ground to be covered.“On the global scene a movement is gathering momentum and we in The Bahamas must not be left behind,” she said.The Hon. Carl Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, also dubbed the event “timely” as The Bahamas shares similar issues with the countries the represented in IBWPPI.  He applauded the organization for the foresight and will to create the opportunity for black women to share their perspectives.Among the audience was Kay Forbes-Smith, Senate President; Senator Mildred Hall-Watson, Senate Vice-President; the Hon. Paula Cox, former Premier, Bermuda.The aim of the conference was to inspire involvement in the organization’s current initiatives and draw continued focus to its four pillars which are: Human Trafficking, Economic Security, Health and Wellness, and Education.Featured speakers were: Vanessa Deluca, editor-in-chief, Essence Magazine; Gail Perry Mason, financial expert; and McGhee Williams Osse, co-CEO, Burrell Communications Group.  Also participating in the conference were: Ambrosine Huyler, senior manager, Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited; Khrystle Rutherford-Ferguson, Vice-Chair, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation; and Paulette Zonicle, past Bahamas Consul General.Session topics included: The Impact of Black Women’s Leadership in Global Society, Sustainable Economics for Women at Home and Abroad, and Young Women Who Lead.IBWPPI is a non-profit organization led by inter-generational women leaders and represents countries including North America, Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Ghana and The Bahamas.Release: BISPhoto captions:Header: Official opening of the IBWPPI conference at Melia on FridayFirst insert: Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development delivers the keynote address at Friday’s IBWPPI conference.Second insert: Director of Tourism Joy Jibrulu addressed the audience.Third insert: Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel greets the audience at official opening of the IBWPPI at Melia Nassau Beach Resort on March 2, 2018.Photos/Kemuel Stubbs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Condé Nasts Wired Reddit Team Up for MultiPlatform Ad Campaign

first_imgWired is getting creative with its advertisers, and having readers go along for the experience. In a new campaign designed by the magazine and client, user generated content is leveraged to provide a collaborative, multi-platform advertorial (below) that appears in the publication’s October issue.Using social news website reddit (owned by Condé Nast’s parent company Advance), Wired worked with Fearless Media and video game publisher Bethesda Softwork to design a multi-platform advertising program. Using reddit’s popular, virtual, crowd-sourced interview forum, IAmA, reddit users asked unfiltered questions to the co-creative directors of the anticipated video game Dishonored in a 4-hour “Ask me Anything,” (AMA) interview in July.With IAmA—which has been used as an online interview forum by everyone from President Barack Obama to magician David Blane—users submitted queries and voted up their favorite questions and responses in the discussion thread. The Dishonored 4-hour interview drew more than 27,363 page views and over 700 user questions and comments, which Wired then sourced for an advertorial. “We were talking about unique, never-done-before ideas,” says Keith Grossman, associate publisher of Wired. “We wanted something that would get people talking, interested and engaged.”In order to enhance engagement, the magazine promoted the discussion across its own social channels. Wired’s staff went through the user comments to pick out the ones that best captured the excitement of the campaign on the page. In addition to getting exposure through reddit, the client will also get its brand in front of Wired’s audience of 3.2 million readers. Grossman declined to comment on the pricing structure of a campaign such as this.“Wired has a nice gaming component, reddit has an incredible gaming component and a very participatory audience,” he says. “We realized we could use content from reddit to create an advertorial page that could live in our magazine. You need to let the idea lead.”To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Athlon Acquires Harris Publications Launches New Content Division

first_img Lisa Delaney, SVP and chief content officer, will oversee content for PEP and the acquired Harris brands. Kevin Craig, VP of newspaper sales solutions, will oversee sales. While the terms of the agreement are yet to be released, the New York Post reported that Harris Publications valued its assets at $2.9 million at the point of closure. AMG/Parade also purchased subscription rights, which Collado said will add incremental revenue streams to their existing operations. AMG/Parade will acquire the rights to 74 titles, as well as the related digital properties, though it is unclear how many of the properties will remain open. Alexis Collado, a spokesperson for AMG/Parade, said the company is in talks with many of the 65 staff members laid off in April, and expects some key players to join its staff. Athlon Media Group acquired Parade Media Group from Condé Nast in September 2014. In addition to Parade, the company publishes American Profile’s Community Table,, Athlon Sports & Life, Relish, Spry Living, and about a dozen preseason sports annuals under Athlon Sports & Entertainment Group (SEG). AMG/Parade is officially set to acquire Harris Publications. The news was announced Friday morning following a judge’s ruling that Athlon’s bid offered the most money to creditors spurned when Harris shut down on April 29. “We’ll continue to evolve our content from print centric platforms into over-the-top (OTT) media to gain knowledge and strength in visual platforms,” Collado said in an email. “Vertical titles, such as Harris Publications, are a perfect venue for this space.” Regardless, it is unlikely that the acquired titles will have much in common with the niche magazines of Harris Publications’ past. The acquisition forms part of a new content division within AMG/Parade titled PEP (Partner Enhancement Program). PEP will distribute both editorial and branded content ranging from custom magazines to podcasts and games.  OTT generally refers to the distribution of content to consumers outside of a subscription service. For magazines, this means articles from niche titles, without necessarily producing any niche publications. In other words, syndication. AMG/Parade already has several articulations of OTT with products like the customizable Dollar General, as well as “TV Times,” which they sell in bulk to various newspaper partners.last_img read more

NEMLEC Foundation Donates 5000 To The Jimmy Fund

first_img(Editor’s Note: The Wilmington Police Department is a member of NEMLEC.)DRACUT, MA — The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Police Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that its annual appreciation dinner and comedy night was a success.Following the event on Friday, Nov. 30, the NEMLEC Police Foundation donated $5,000 to the Jimmy Fund and its work to combat childhood cancer. The event was held at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut.“This event is a cherished tradition of ours because it enables us to give back to such a critical cause,” Executive Director Sharon Crowley said. “I’m so grateful for all of our sponsors and everyone who helped make this year’s dinner and comedy night such a great one.”Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes was honored for his myriad contributions to his community and the law enforcement profession. The ceremony was followed by performances from legendary Boston comedian, Steve Sweeney.About the NEMLEC Police FoundationThe NEMLEC Police Foundation, Inc. exists to promote and pursue training, education, research, projects, and programs that benefit municipal police agencies and their communities in Northeastern Massachusetts. The foundation promotes the public’s understanding of their police departments. It receives gifts, contributions, and grants from individual benefactors or private organizations and distributes those gifts to benefit The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and its cities and towns.(NOTE: The above press release is from the NEMLEC Police Foundation.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEMLEC Police Foundation Raises $9,500 Through All Pro VIP Season Ticket DrawingIn “Community”NEMLEC Foundation To Hold Raffle Drawing For Patriots TicketsIn “Community”NEMLEC Foundation Announces 2019 Golf Tournament For May 20In “Community”last_img read more