Algerias Involvement in Western Sahara Conflict is Clear Moroccan Delegation

Rabat – Speaking at the 18th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan, a  Moroccan delegation reiterated Morocco’s call for Algeria to bear full responsibility and cooperate in the UN-led political process aimed at helping the parties to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution. The Moroccan delegation’s remarks came in response to Algeria’s refusal to cooperate in the settlement of the territorial dispute.  Earlier today, Agence France Press (AFP) quoted a source from the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who stated that “Algeria’s support of the Sahrawi people and its legitimate representative, the Polisario Front, does not mean that it should be involved in negotiations” between Morocco and the separatist group.” In response to this statement, the Moroccan delegation participating in the conference on April 3-6 said: “Algeria has to respond to its imprescriptible responsibilities in the Moroccan Sahara conflict.” The Moroccan delegation added that “Algeria’s responsibility is clear, it is confirmed at all levels: militarily, financially, humanitarian and politically.”The UNSG submitted his annual report to the Security Council on the Situation on Western Sahara this week. In the advanced copy of the report, which was made available on March 31, Guterres denounced Polisario’s activities and called on Algeria to increase its engagement in the political process.On Wednesday, King Mohammed VI addressed a written message to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, reiterating that Algeria bears a “full responsibility” in the Sahara question. read more

Belgium Pledges €3 Million to Support Youth Employment in Morocco

Rabat – Over the next four years, Belgium will allocate €3 million to encourage youth self-employment under a new Belgian-Moroccan project.The “Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship Development in Morocco” project aims to promote youth entrepreneurship and job stability, especially in rural areas. The project has been in the works since 2016 and is in line with both countries’ broader goals of international economic integration and cooperation.   Unemployment has been a long-standing issue in Morocco and is particularly high among youth ages 15-24. The country’s youth unemployment rate is currently 24.1 percent, according to Trading Economics’ 2019 first quarter report.   The project follows Morocco’s National Integrated Youth Strategy and coincides with the 2017 National Plan for the Promotion of Employment (PNPE), which both aim to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a professional environment.Belgium’s ambassador to Morocco and Moroccan Minister of Employment Mohamed Yatim signed the agreement Wednesday. Implementation will first focus on the Beni Mellal-Khenifra, the eastern region, Fez-Meknes, and Draa-Tafilalet. The project comes alongside a recently approved $55 million loan from the World Bank to develop youth employability in Morocco. read more

Greater public awareness of Sierra Leone rights report aim of UNbacked review

19 November 2007Ongoing efforts to implement the findings of Sierra Leone’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), meant to help heal rifts left by 11 years of bloody civil war, are the focus of a two-day meeting that began today in Freetown under the auspices of the United Nations and the country’s main human rights body. In 2004, the seven-member Commission made a number of recommendations to deal with past abuses and violations and foster reconciliation as the West African nation seeks to consolidate its hard-won peace. They included the payment of reparations by the Government to amputees and other wounded victims, those who were sexually violated, and the widows and children who suffered deprivation, displacement, or worse between 1991 and 2002. In determining payment, the panel recommended meeting victims’ needs in health, housing, pensions, education, skills training and micro-credit, community reparations and symbolic reparations. The meeting that began today in the capital aims to review the status of the recommendations, increase greater public awareness about them and facilitate their implementation, according to the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), which organized the event together with the national Human Rights Commission and a number of civil society groups. Addressing the gathering, the Secretary-General’s Executive Representative in Sierra Leone noted that the Commission’s recommendations “seek to address root causes of the conflict, promote healing and national reconciliation, respond to the human rights needs of the victims of the conflict, address impunity, and prevent a relapse into conflict.” Victor Angelo, who also heads UNIOSIL, stressed that a genuine foundation for peace, security, economic and social development can only be laid in Sierra Leone if the recommendations are fully implemented. He added that the UN and the Government have together identified the reparations programme as one of the priority areas for assistance under the UN Peacebuilding Fund, which provides funding to help address the root causes of conflict and facilitate the consolidation of peace. “The outcome of this Conference will be a tremendous assistance in moving forward on this programme,” Mr. Angelo stated. Also in Freetown today, UNIOSIL’s Police Section began the first phase of a two-week training programme on traffic management, in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Police. The programme aims to enhance and facilitate the free flow of traffic, particularly in the capital, as well as to re-organise the entire Traffic Department of the Police Force towards better service delivery. Speaking at the inauguration of the training, Mr. Angelo noted that in a country like Sierra Leone, where 25 per cent of the population is concentrated in the capital and there are no rail services, people are completely dependent on road networks. Stressing the vital need to ensure the free flow of traffic on the roads, he pointed out that “traffic congestion not only creates delays and inconvenience, but more importantly it has a direct effect on the national economy due to the loss of productive hours.” Therefore, addressing traffic problems is critical to a country’s development, as well as to its ability to compete in the global market. A total of 125 officers across the country will benefit from the training. read more

Deadly accident in Manampitiya

At least 3 people were killed and several others were injured when a bus veered off the road and crashed at Manampitiya today.The police said that the bus which met with the accident was transporting employees of a government institution. The bus was heading to Batticaloa from Colombo after the passengers had attended an event in Colombo when the accident took place. The police said that 18 passengers were injured in the accident and rushed to hospital, the police said. The bus veered off the road and crashed into a tree. The driver of the bus was among those killed. The police said that 8 women are among those injured. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Lane rules to be strictly enforced

Lane rules to be strictly enforced in future, the Police warned today.The Police said that a two week grace period will be given from tomorrow for motorists to follow the lane rules. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that after two weeks the lane rules will be strictly enforced.He said that undercover policemen will video motorists violating the lane rules. (Colombo Gazette)

GFL Environmental buying US company Waste Industries in deal valued at 365

Toronto-based GFL Environmental Inc. has signed a deal to buy Waste Industries in an agreement that values the U.S. company at about $3.65 billion.The deal will more than double GFL’s footprint in the United States.Waste Industries provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the southeastern United States.It has more than 2,850 employees and operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware.GFL, which is privately owned, has operations across Canada and in Michigan.Its principal shareholders include BC Partners and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. read more

Annan very concerned accord may not be reached on World Summit document

Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today that he was “very concerned” that agreement might not be reached in time on a draft document for next week’s World Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, and he urged “more give and take” from Member States.With only days left before the world body hosts the largest ever gathering of global leaders, a General Assembly panel looked set to go into marathon deliberations over the weekend in an effort to produce an agreed outcome document on issues ranging from enacting UN reform to promoting development to battling terrorism.“Serious discussions are going on,” Mr. Annan told the closing session of the 58th annual UN Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI/NGO) Conference. “If Member States are going to get a meaningful outcome, there will need to be more give and take. But the clock is ticking.“I am very concerned that despite some signs of progress, the work may not finish on time and the deadline will be missed. Of course, I would be happy to be proven wrong,” he added in his most detailed expression of concern this week as the talks have gone down to the wire.“Throughout the past week, I have urged ambassadors who are negotiating the outcome document to remember that in today’s interconnected world, the collective interest is often the national interest. They must negotiate with that spirit in mind,” he said, stressing the need for a balanced outcome that meets every country’s main concerns, from terrorism and non-proliferation to post-conflict reconstruction, human rights and UN reform itself.The General Assembly Core Group, set up by Assembly President Jean Ping of Gabon to draft the document for the 2005 World Summit from 14 to 16 September, expected to be attended by some 180 heads of State or government, continued its marathon sessions today and prepared for a long weekend.Yesterday it took up the section on Secretariat management reforms, the Human Rights Council and the concept of the responsibility to protect civilians from genocide and other crimes against humanity.These and a host of other proposals were contained in Mr. Annan’s report in March “In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all.” He has repeatedly spoken of the unique opportunity offered by the Summit in this 60th anniversary year of the UN to rise up to the challenges of the 21st century.On Wednesday he told reporters he hoped the issues would not get watered down to the point where they become meaningless. “We are getting to the wire and I would expect more give and take between the next 24/48 hours for us to be able to have a competent document to place before the heads of State and government,” he said then.Mr. Annan’s report, a kind of blueprint for the Summit, contained key recommendations on poverty, security and human rights, including increasing official development assistance by developed countries to 0.7 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP).It called for tackling climate change, noting that the Kyoto Protocol containing binding targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions only extends until 2012, and for a comprehensive anti-terrorism treaty, defining terrorism as any act intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants and intimidate a population or coerce a government or international organization.The report also urged the creation of two new bodies, a UN Peacebuilding Council to help countries emerging from conflict, and a more powerful Human Rights Council elected by the General Assembly to replace the current Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights, which critics says is politicized.Other recommendations included establishing a democracy fund, expanding the Security Council from its current 15 members to 24 and streamlining the UN Secretariat.If acted on, the proposals would mark the most dramatic change in the UN’s functioning ever achieved at once. read more

UNbacked treaty curbing use of hazardous mercury opens for signature

The Minamata Convention, named after a Japanese city where mercury pollution caused severe health effects in the mid-20th century, begins a process of long-needed regulation for the often hazardous substance, said UNEP’s Executive Director Achim Steiner.“With this convention, nations have laid the foundations for a global response to a pollutant whose notoriety has been recognized since Greek and Roman times,” Mr. Steiner said. “Everyone in the world stands to benefit from it, in particular the workers and families of small-scale gold miners, the peoples of the Arctic and this generation of mothers and babies and the generations to come,” he added.The Convention marks the culmination of four years of complex negotiations among over 140 member states, which were convened in Geneva by UNEP beginning in 2009 and resulted in a wide-ranging and legally binding text in January 2013, according to UNEP.It provides controls and reductions of mercury in applications from medical equipment to energy-saving light bulbs to the mining, cement and coal-fired power sectors. Pinpointing populations at risk, boosting medical care and promoting better training of health care professionals in identification and treatment of mercury-related illness are also part of the agreement.According to UNEP, exposure to mercury and its various compounds can cause brain and neurological damage, especially in young people, as well as harm to kidneys and the digestive system. Victims can suffer memory loss and language impairment alongside many other well- documented effects.According to a recent UNEP report, Global Mercury Assessment 2013, Asia is the largest regional emitter of mercury, and accounts for just under half of all global releases. The report also finds that an estimated 260 tonnes of mercury – previously held in soils – are being released into rivers and lakes. Aquatic environments are the critical link to health because much of the human exposure to mercury is due to the consumption of contaminated fish, UNEP said.Through the new treaty, governments have agreed on a range of mercury-containing products whose production, export and import will be banned by 2020. These include batteries (except for ‘button cell’ batteries used in implantable medical devices), as well as switches and relays, certain types of fluorescent lamps and soaps and cosmetics.The treaty will also target the artisanal and small-scale gold mining industries, where mercury is used to separate gold from the ore-bearing rock. In addition, it will control emissions from large industrial facilities ranging from coal-fired power stations and industrial boilers to certain kinds of smelters handling, for example, zinc and gold.Initial funding to accelerate action as the new treaty comes into force – in the expected three to five years’ time – has been pledged by Japan, Norway and Switzerland. read more

Drug laws must be amended to combat racial discrimination UN experts say

In fighting the global drug problem, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent underscored that States must acknowledge and amend the devastating impact of judicial policies on people of African descent, who are more likely to be stopped, searched, arrested, convicted, and harshly sentenced for drug crimes, in many countries.“The global war on drugs has disproportionately targeted people of African descent and disregarded the massive costs to the dignity, humanity and freedom of individuals,” they stressed, ahead of a high-level meeting in Vienna of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, which will review the Political Declaration and Plan of Action to combat the illegal trade in drugs.Countries must redress racial discrimination in law enforcement and accepting stark racial disparities in prosecutions and incarcerations.“The pretext of fighting the world’s drug problem has been used to justify excessive surveillance, criminalization and the targeting of people of African descent worldwide”, they argued. According to the experts, people of African descent are “disproportionately penalized and denied access to treatment or alternatives to being locked up”.Furthermore, despite decades of what they called “enormous investment of resources” worldwide, neither trafficking nor narcotics use have diminished.The UN experts spelled out: “The war on drugs has operated more effectively as a system of racial control than as a mechanism for combating the use and trafficking of narcotics”.The criminal justice system reflects racial disparities and stereotypes grounded in history, explained the UN experts, saying that concern over narcotics “cannot excuse racism in the development of policy or the deployment of resources”.Moreover, many adolescents have had experiences with the criminal justice system that have rendered them permanently barred from employment, educational opportunities and a range of other benefits.And these may be even more extreme in intersectional populations, including women; migrants and refugees; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. “Member States should collect adequate data to measure these disparities and their potential improvement over time”, the experts advocated, adding that “evidence-based” treatment services that are respectful of individual rights should be ensured for all. read more

South Carolina Upstate beats Western Michigan 7166

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Deion Holmes scored 25 points and South Carolina Upstate snapped a five-game skid, beating Western Michigan 71-66 on Saturday.Holmes was 10 of 16 from the field including four from long range for the Spartans (2-6). Malik Moore added 18 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks and four steals and Brandon Martin had 16 points.South Carolina Upstate shot 47 per cent from the field overall compared to 35 per cent for Western Michigan, which made 21 attempts from 3-point range but made only three of them (14 per cent).The teams were tied 30-all at the break and the Spartans fell behind early in the second half to trail 48-39 before a Holmes 3-pointer sparked a 13-5 run to close to 53-52 with 7:02 to play. A Moore dunk and a 3-pointer by Holmes helped the Spartans take a 63-60 edge with 2:48 left and they held on for the win.Seth Dugan scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Broncos (4-4).The Associated Press read more

NASA Developing Flying Wind Turbines

first_imgWhen it comes to wind energy, NASA is taking to the skies.Aerospace engineer Mark Moore has received a $100,000 grant from the federal government to research various types of airborne wind turbines — everything from turbines attached to floating blimps to kites. So what makes the sky better than ground? According to Moore, there’s a lot more power to be had.“At 2,000 feet (610 m), there is two to three times the wind velocity compared to ground level,” he explained. “The power goes up with the cube of that wind velocity, so it’s eight to 27 times the power production just by getting 2,000 feet (610 m) up, and the wind velocity is more consistent.”Via NASAlast_img read more

Game of Thrones director says piracy helps the show

first_imgListen, we know that either you or someone you know pirates television shows in some capacity — either because you missed an episode of Parks and Recreation and your DVR was full, or because you’re boycotting HBO not having a standalone HBO Go subscription and you’re sticking it to the Man. Whatever the case may be, if you pirate one of television’s most popular shows, Game of Thrones, one of its directors understands your plight.At the Perth Writer’s Festival, director David Petrarca said that piracy doesn’t hurt the show, because the show “thrives on cultural buzz.” He meant that it helps the show more if someone pirates it and watches it, than it does if someone doesn’t pirate it and doesn’t watch it at all. It’s a similar notion to when that cool, underground band at a concert says to “buy our album, pirate it, whatever, we just want to be heard.” He also said that shows “survive” on the social commentary generated by the cultural buzz, which is difficult to argue. Would you rather a certain amount of people paying for a thing you made, or would you rather the same amount of people paying for a thing you made, but with even more people than that talking about it? The choice certainly seems easy when put in those terms.HBO’s medieval hit was the most pirated show of last year, reaching just under four million downloads per episode.Petrarca also said that the success of popular TV shows, such as Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy, aside from their high quality, is that people can watch them on their own time. Obviously, pirating an MP4 at your convenience and leaving it on your SSD for as long as you want is the easiest way to watch a show whenever you want, but we assume Petrarca was referring to legal streaming services.Whether you’ve been keeping uTorrent warm waiting for season three of Game of Thrones to start, or have been delving into the HBO Go backlog until then, whatever you do, don’t take Petrarca’s words as pass to pirate all the things. He was most likely just making the best of a less-than-ideal situation.last_img read more

Twist of luck for university applicants

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram THE release of university offer results can make or break a student’s dreams. When 2008 Alphington Grammar Captain Elizabeth Voulgaris could not locate her name in the first round tertiary offer section of the Herald Sun last Monday, she began to panic.“I started thinking I didn’t get an offer and thought, what am I going to do? But when I went onto the VTAC website I found that I had an offer from Latrobe university into a science course (my second preference),” she tells Neos Kosmos English Edition.Alphington Grammar’s other 2008 school captain, George Clonis also experienced a lucky twist when he landed his first preference, Biomedical science/law at Monash University.“I didn’t expect to get in because the entry score was 99.4 and my ENTER score was 98 so I was extremely pleased,” he says.Clonis believes that the increase in government-funded places following the abolishment of full-fee places for Australian students will generate greater access to tertiary study.“I knew a guy that got a much lower score than the ENTER required for a course but paid his way through it. But now with more Commonwealth supported places, this means that one guy who missed out by .5 of a mark would not miss out because he couldn’t afford to pay”.Voulgaris is more critical of the VTAC system. “I actually don’t like the way we are marked at all. I understand that there are brighter students but at the same time I don’t think that it’s fair as a lot of students who are average get marked down (for not choosing the subjects which are marked up), lowering their ENTER scores”.For those who missed out on a first round offer last week, there is still a chance to receive a second round offer (published in the Herald Sun on February 6) or a third round offer.Bill Lihoudis, missed out on his first preference but was still pleased with acceptance into his second preference – Finance at Latrobe University.“These days you can transfer courses after first year or even transfer from TAFE so there are a lot more options,” he says.last_img read more

Le Palais de la Découverte célèbre les 50 ans du vol de

first_imgLe Palais de la Découverte célèbre les 50 ans du vol de GagarineAujourd’hui s’ouvre au Palais de la Découverte de Paris une exposition consacrée au cinquantième anniversaire du premier vol spatial habité, baptisée “Youri Gagarine, une révolution”. Maxisciences était présent à la soirée inaugurale d’hier, qui réunissait les plus grands spationautes de l’ESA et cosmonautes russes. L’occasion de rendre hommage au premier homme dans l’espace et d’évoquer le futur de la conquête spatiale.”Ce premier voyage dans l’espace (le 12 avril 1961, ndlr) a renversé les bases de la science et notre vision du monde”. Le ton de la soirée parisienne consacrée à Youri Gagarine est donné par Nikolaï Birioukov, directeur général de l’agence de presse russe RIA Novosti, dont le personnel a sélectionné les photographies nouvellement exposées au Palais de la Découverte. Ainsi, cinquante ans après, l’exploit de Youri Gagarine fascine plus que jamais. Car au cours du premier vol spatial habité de l’histoire de l’humanité, il a non seulement effectué une révolution complète autour de la Terre à bord du vaisseau Vostok, mais aussi ouvert l’accès de l’homme à l’espace. Une véritable rupture, que le Palais de la Découverte a donc voulu célébrer en images à travers l’exposition “Youri Gagarine, une révolution”. Conçue par l’agence de presse russe avec le soutien des agences spatiales française (CNES), européenne (ESA) et russe (Roskomos), elle présente une série de trente-trois photographies, infographies et vidéos sur ce vol historique. Elle comprend également des clichés de la poursuite de l’exploration de l’espace – les photos de la première femme cosmonaute, Valentina Terechkova, ainsi que celles de la station Mir et de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Une source d’inspiration pour de nombreux astronautesLors de l’inauguration de l’exposition, les plus grands spationautes européens dont Jean-Loup Chrétien (premier Français dans l’espace, en 1982) et Jean-Pierre Haigneré, ont salué le courage de cet homme qui a accepté d’entreprendre ce voyage hors du commun alors que personne ne savait à l’époque comment préparer quelqu’un pour un tel périple. Nouvelle recrue de l’ESA, le Français Thomas Pesquet, 33 ans, a expliqué avoir “énormément d’admiration” pour Youri Gagarine ainsi que pour les astronautes qui lui ont emboîté le pas, et avoir “à coeur de véhiculer toutes ces valeurs humaines ainsi que de perpétuer de tels succès technologiques”.Deux films inédits, projetés à l’occasion de cette soirée, ont beaucoup mis l’accent sur la personnalité de Youri Gagarine, “très ouvert, bienveillant, qui n’a jamais cherché à se démarquer”, et très admiré par les citoyens du monde entier et pas seulement en Russie. Suite à cela, Jean Pierre Haigneré, astronaute de l’ESA et précédemment du CNES, a déclaré : “C’est quelqu’un qui nous donne envie de continuer et aller encore plus loin”.Prochaine étape, la planète Mars ?Aller encore plus loin, mais jusqu’où ? Et quelles seront les prochaines étapes de la conquête spatiale, qui semble un peu morose ces dernières années depuis que la course s’est ralentie à la fin de la Guerre froide ? “On essaye de s’approprier l’environnement, de le maîtriser, cela prend du temps. Maintenant il est temps d’y retourner, d’aller voir au-delà de l’orbite basse terrestre. A l’avenir on veut aller vers la Lune et surtout vers Mars”, répond l’astronaute Thomas Pesquet. Premier Français a avoir voyagé dans l’espace, Jean-Loup Chrétien compare la situation actuelle à celle des “marins aventuriers du XVIIIe siècle, qui ont d’abord navigué sur les fleuves, puis ont décidé tout d’un coup de traverser l’Atlantique”.À lire aussiInternet : l’ISS double sa connexionMichel Tognini, Chef du centre européen des astronautes, renchérit : “On est dans un contexte où on peut partager nos moyens et nos ressources, c’est un moteur”. La coopération internationale paraît donc incontournable dans le futur. Un responsable de l’ESA fait même le pari qu’elle va s’élargir : “Dans l’équipe de Mars500, qui simule un voyage vers la planète rouge depuis juillet dernier, il y a un Chinois, c’est la première fois dans une équipe internationale”. En attendant ces prochaines étapes, qui nous paraissent encore comme appartenant au domaine de la science fiction, les astronautes continuent de s’entraîner très dur et de rêver des étoiles, comme le faisait Youri Gagarine avant le 12 avril 1961. Ceux qui ont envie de revivre son périple historique sont invités à découvrir ces photographies peu connues des archives de RIA Novosti installées au Palais de la Découverte jusqu’au 28 août prochain. Découvrez quelques uns de ces clichés sur Maxisciences. Le 5 avril 2011 à 14:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Meet Bixby Samsungs New Virtual Assistant

first_imgStay on target Better late than never: Samsung this week introduced Bixby, a new intelligent interface that offers “a deeper experience” than other voice agents or assistants in the market.“It is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us,” Injong Rhee, executive vice president of software and services at Samsung Electronics, wrote in a Monday blog announcement.“With this new approach, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface designs,” Rhee continued. “Bixby is the ongoing result of this effort.”The AI platform boasts proficiency in the three Cs: completeness, context awareness, and cognitive tolerance.That is, once Bixby-enabled, an application can support almost any traditional touch task using voice commands; seamlessly switch between tapping and speaking without losing your work.“At its core, Bixby will help remove friction,” according to Rhee. “It will simplify user education with new voice interfaces and will make using your phone even more seamless and intuitive.”A dedicated Bixby button, located on the side of new Samsung devices, eliminates hassle; instead of taking multiple steps to make a call, simply press the Bixby button and say a command.“We do have a bold vision of revolutionizing the human-to-machine interface, but that vision won’t be realized overnight,” Rhee said. “Ambition takes time.”As such, Bixby is Samsung’s “first step on a journey” to streamlining phone use—starting with the Galaxy S8. The new handset comes pre-installed with a subset of Bixby-enabled applications; look for additional functions added over time.The company also plans to release an SDK to enable third-party developers to build applications and services for Bixby.And, like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Google Assistant, Samsung’s secretary will gradually branch out from smartphones to the firm’s other branded appliances. In the future, the blog teased, you will be able to control your air conditioner or TV through the cloud-based platform.“Bixby is at the heart of our software and services evolution as a company,” Rhee wrote. “Innovating in software and services enables opportunities for creativity and the ability to build new experiences from the ground up. With the continued investment from Samsung on artificial intelligence, the possibility of what Bixby can become is endless.”Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img read more

Data Miners Discover 135 Gen 3 Pokémon in Pokémon Go

first_img Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams Stay on target Outside of the disastrous Pokémon Go Live event, there hasn’t been much in the way of news about Niantic’s extremely profitable mobile game. Today, something was revealed that should make those still playing the title very happy.The latest patch for Pokémon Go didn’t exactly add much to last summer’s hit game. On the surface, at least. A collection of Pokémon Go trainers calling themselves The Siph Road dove into the patch’s data and discovered something special. Namely, the names of all 135 gen 3 Pokémon species.As pointed out by Kotaku, this also happened just before the release of Gen 2 Pokémon. As is likely the case here, data for each creature was added weeks before the new species became available. Though all 135 gen 3 Pokémon are in the game, there is no audio data or move sets for any of them. However, since the data is already in Pokémon Go, it is only a matter of time before the creatures are rolled out.The Siph Road also discovered other upcoming features. These include an update to the Raid system that will support an upcoming exclusive Raid mechanic, a new “super” incubator to hatch eggs faster, and some minor bug fixes. It is likely we’ll see these features go live around the same time the gen 3 Pokémon begin to show up.Including Gen 3 Pokémon into Pokémon Go should go a long way to restoring life into the once-popular title. There are many fans of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire (where these Pokémon originated), so I’m sure they will jump on board when this update goes live. With this update, there will be 380+ Pokémon in the game. New folks who are just starting out will have a ton of creatures to find and capture. Hopefully, Niantic’s servers can handle the sudden influx of people when this update goes live.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Former Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams case has been delayed

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe start of the case of former Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams is pushed back, it was scheduled for start yesterday December 3, but for reasons undisclosed the case was postponed to Monday December 9. Adams who was to answer to corruption charges contrary to the Integrity Commission was arrested on October 1st, 2013 and charged a month later by the Integrity Commission. The allegations are related to what the Commission describes as Adams’ improper involvement in the murder case of Kaziah Burke in which Adam’s son Roderick Adams was one of the accused. Charges against the 24 year old have been dropped. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

THIS WEEKEND Wilmington Family Fun Day At Yentile Farm On September 8

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television is holding its Annual Family Fun Day this Sunday, September 8, from 10am to 1pm, at Yentile Farm.“This is WCTV’s way of saying thanks to the community for their support,” said Executive Director Shaun Neville. “The event is free and open for all Wilmington families.”Families can expect free balloons, face-painting, popcorn, and music.The event will also feature demonstrations from local dancers, cheerleaders, and martial arts students:Precision Dance students will perform around 10:30am.Wilmington Pop Warner Cheerleaders will perform around 11am.Iron Clad Martial Arts students will perform around 11:30am.Last year, the Wilmington Fire Department came by with a Fire Truck, and the neighborhood ice cream truck made an appearance.“Parents and children can also meet WCTV staff and learn more about our membership and youth programs,” added Neville.After the event, families are encouraged to take part in the Wilmington Grandparents Day Celebration from 1pm to 3pm at the park. Organized by the Wilmington Senior Center, the event will feature a Zumba Class, a Tai Chi Class, refreshments, and prizes.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”SAVE THE DATE: WCTV Invites Public To Family Fun Day At Yentile Farm On Sunday, September 8In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”last_img read more

EidulAzha 22 Aug

first_imgEid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Bangladesh on 22 August. Reuters file photoThe holy Eid-ul-Azha – one of the two biggest festivals for Muslims – is set to be celebrated in Bangladesh on 22 August, Wednesday, as the Zil-Hajj moon was sighted in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country this evening.The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office on Sunday evening after reviewing information of the moon sighting, says a press statement.National Moon Sighting Committee chief and religious affairs minister Matior Rahman chaired the meeting, it adds.Eid-ul-Azha, however, will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia on 21 August (Tuesday) as the moon for the month of Zil-hajj was sighted there on Saturday evening.last_img read more

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