Canadian government wants law firm for residential school survivors to pay back

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe federal government says a law firm that represented thousands of residential school survivors should have to pay back legal fees because it inflated its billings.Arguments were made Tuesday in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, where lawyers for the Canada’s attorney general accused the Merchant Law Group of fraud, deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation.The government said it wouldn’t have entered into an agreement a decade ago to pay Merchant Law Group $25 million if it had known there were concerns about how much time the company spent working on residential school claims.Merchant’s lawyer said the government knew there were concerns about billing and went into negotiations with its eyes wide open. Also, Merchant’s lawyer said  previous courts, including the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, approved the payment.last_img read more

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Dozens in Labrador defy court order block entrance to MuskratFalls construction site

first_img(People against the flooding for the Muskrat Falls dam block the construction site entrance. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsMUSKRAT FALLS, N.L — Dozens of protectors of the land who are trying to stop the  progress of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project defied a court order and blocked the entrance to the dam’s construction site forcing workers to stay long after their shift had ended and prevented the next shift from starting for two hours.“You know, sometimes everybody has to suffer and that’s the situation we’re in right now,” said Inuk protestor irk Lethbridge. “We’re standing up for ourselves, we’re no longer willing to lay down.”The group is concerned that the scheduled flooding expected to start this fall will release toxins into the water and carry downstream to where they hunt and fish.See related stories here: Muskrat FallsWednesday night’s action comes on the heels of the Newfoundland and Labrador’s Environment minister announcement that it ordered Nalcor, the province’s energy agency, to clear vegetation away from the flood zone.What isn’t clear is how much will be removed.“We’re not going to make any deals for a few trees to be cut,” said Lethbridge. “We want the entire area cleared of vegetation so there will be no Methylmercury.”“We’re standing up for ourselves, we’re no longer willing to lay down.” Kirk Lethbridge. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTNAccording to a study by Harvard University, methylmercury, a naturally occurring neurotoxin, will seep from the vegetation if the planned flooding of an area along the Churchill river goes ahead poisoning Inuit and Innu country food, such as fish and other wildlife.“Nalcor has been indicating they have no other choice other than to create this flood to protect their investment.” Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Minister Perry Trimper told APTN National News. “They’ve got $7 billion spent on infrastructure now and they are asserting that they need to do this flood,”Trimper emphasized that Nalcor has been told to clear as much vegetation as possible before the flooding and that letters inviting the three Labrador Indigenous groups to take part in an independent advisory council have been sent.“But it’s clear that a lot of people today are clearly not happy because I’ve not stopped the project,” said Trimper.”That’s what so many people are hoping for. But that’s not my responsibility.”People vow to increase action on the ground to force the province to completely clear the flood zone of vegetation. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTNSeeing some compromise on the government’s part has energized people on the Muskrat Falls line.“We have the government of Newfoundland on the run,” said Lethbridge. “And we’re not going to back down from that.”Wednesday’s work stoppage follows a blockade of the site Sunday that lead to a court injunction against people on the line and an early morning raid by the RCMP that resulted in nine arrests.Three people have also joined Inuk artist Billy Gauthier in a hunger strike. They say they will not eat unless the province clears the vegetation and top soil in the flood zone.“I think as this carries on, you will see more Innu taking part in this action,” said David Nuke, as he watches a group of Innu woman set up a tent at the protest camp across the road from the Muskrat Falls gate.For Lethbridge, it was a welcome sight.“We have no fear, the circle is complete, the Innu are with us now. There’s nothing that can stop the people of Labrador now, we’re no longer willing to live in a box,” he said.— with files from Trina Roachetfennario@aptn.ca troache@aptn.calast_img read more

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Annan welcomes Real Madrid v Roma soccer match in US to help

The game, between Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid and Italy’s Roma, will be played on 8 August in New Jersey, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard. A proportion of the funds raised will be shared by United Nations programmes to combat HIV/AIDS and the independent Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Secretary-General will make brief remarks at the opening of the match, along with New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey. The match – an initiative of the Real Madrid club as part of its centennial celebration – will feature many players most recently seen in the World Cup, including two members of Brazil’s winning team – its captain Cafu and Roberto Carlos – Zinedine Zidane of France (a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme), Raul of Spain and Francesco Totti of Italy. It will take place at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on 8 August at 7:45 p.m. As part of the effort to promote the game, a billboard will be erected at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New York City, the home of UN headquarters, with the neighbouring state of New Jersey. read more

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Tim Tebow Handles Anonymous Criticism Like A Pro

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies or position of Atlanta Black Star or its employees Tim Tebow accepted the cowardly criticism by underachieving teammates with the grace and dignity that mark his character. Wish it could rub off on the other New York Jerks.“I think some frustration and I guess some sadness,” Tebow said when asked how he felt. “It’s never fun to hear criticism, but at the same time, it’s something I’ve always used as motivation, and you try to get stronger from it. That’s how I approach it. I always find the good and the positive from every situation. The positive from this is (I’ve) got to work a little bit harder and improve and build better relationships with your teammates.”Perfect, mature response to disloyal teammates who actually play in the games and have contributed to the Jets’ 3-6 record. So the question is, if Tebow is “terrible,” as some told the New York Daily News, then what are they? Super terrible?“I’ve heard criticism my whole life playing football,” Tebow went on. “You try to do your best at handling it. Understanding on one side you just try to make it motivate you, but at the same time, it always has somewhat of an effect on you. You’re human and it’s not always fun to have people say negative things about you, but you try to be stronger from it. It always has made me stronger in the past and it will continue to be.”What, exactly, has Tim Tebow done to anyone, especially the Jets, except get them more coverage than they deserve? He’s been a model teammate. He works hard. He says the right thing. He even appears to be genuine. For those reasons alone Tebow should be a revered teammate.And yet the sorry Jets chose to rip him for no reason whatsoever. And, like scared little boys, they do so anonymously. Weak. This whole Tebow fascination the last two years has been amazing. It’s been amazing how writers and fans alike “hate” him because he’s “overrated,” when all he has done is win football games when given the opportunity.“You can’t control a lot of things,” Tebow said. “This is something I can’t control, but I can control my attitude, my effort and my work ethic. Those are things that never change regardless what anyone says.”Tebow walked into the Jets’ locker room with his head high Wednesday and looked his coward critics in the eye.“I’m a Jet now and I’m proud to be a Jet, and it’s an honor to be in this locker room with a lot of great guys,” Tebow said. “I feel like it’s my job to get better every single day and contribute to this team, and I can say that every single time I step on that field as a New York Jet, I’ve played and tried as hard as I possibly can to help this team win football games. (I’m) one of the first guys here, last guys to leave, and try to be a great teammate as well.”His teammates — the same teammates he beat on a 95-yard drive last year when he was with Denver, by the way — have a lot to learn from Tebow. The bet here is that they won’t.“You can’t stop and wonder why; that doesn’t help me,” Tebow said. “It doesn’t help me do anything, just makes you think about it more. That’s not who I am and who I want to be.”Tebow is a high-character guy that it seems impossible to dislike. He’s a mature, loyal teammate. A winner. Which is more than what can be said about his teammates. read more

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Column Ireland shows no love to babies dying in their mothers wombs

first_imgI READ RICKI and Niamh’s story yesterday in TheJournal.ie after browsing through the TFMR (Terminations for Medical Reasons) website, a site that has helped my sanity over these last few weeks and made me not feel so alone.I am Irish and my beautiful baby girl arrived peacefully into the world on the 18 March in a hospital in Vienna. Why Vienna? Two weeks previously myself and my husband went for a scan at 13 weeks in Dublin. We had already passed the 12 week mark and had started to tell family and close friends the good news. I had started to get the spare room ready for our baby’s arrival.As the gynaecologist studied the screen I knew there was something wrong but as her words came: “I have some concerns with baby, there is a large hygroma at the back of the head …” my world started to fall apart. I had declined getting a chromosomal test done previously, as my husband and I had agreed we would love and adore any baby that was given to us since we had had miscarriage and we wanted a baby so much. A larger scan confirmed our baby had a 10mm hygroma and fluid in all her organs as well as her belly. A PCR test confirmed a chromosomal defect which also informed us it was a girl.Her heart was beating but the doctors informed us that she would not survive until birth. They couldn’t say for sure but she would most likely die sometime during the late 20 weeks of pregnancy. Our hearts broke.Due to the laws in Ireland they could not help usThe hospital were very sympathetic and supportive and informed us of our options but unfortunately due to the laws in Ireland they could not help us. They said that Liverpool hospital was sympathetic to Irish women in this situation. We went home with our news and sobbed and talked for a week, deliberating our dilemma. Do we leave our little girl continue while her organs continue to fight under her physical condition? How do I walk around pregnant and heartbroken with my baby growing bigger just to die, and face people’s questions on my pregnancy? I was full of ‘whys’.I did not in principle agree with termination but I had remembered discussing this situation with my mother during the previous abortion debate following the death of Savita Halappanavar, and we had agreed that women should have a choice in these situations where a baby is not going to survive. I never, ever would have thought that I would be one of these women faced with this decision.Only the week before, we lay in bed smiling about baby namesPeople forget about the fathers in this scenario. I was crushed to see my husband breakdown periodically during these discussions, when only the week before we lay in bed smiling about baby names and he had some girls names. One of the biggest ‘whys’ that kept coming up was: why does Ireland not help couples and babies in this situation? Why do they insist we leave our baby girl suffer a slow death and wait until her organs can no longer maintain the fight that she is already undergoing and her little heart gives up? Why would they make a woman continue with a non-viable pregnancy? What type of a government in a Christian country denies their women and babies compassion? Are the men in government so afraid of the pro-life vote that they cannot and will not discuss this scenario? My family felt so angry with our country.A week later we had made the decision that we would terminate the pregnancy. Our next blow came when we were informed that Liverpool could not support us, as they were already overburdened for the coming weeks. I cried all day at the thought that I would have to go to a clinic in London and endure people throwing holy water and condoms at me – like others in this situation have unfortunately had to do because their nation did not help them when they needed it most. I thought that I would just leave work and continue with the pregnancy until the baby died.I felt no pride in being IrishMy husband, who is Austrian, was a wall of strength and wasn’t prepared to see me do either. His family made enquiries in Austria and eventually a friend of his put us in touch with a gynaecologist in Vienna. The standard process in Austria with termination is a review from the ethical committee is required. When we sent the diagnosis of our baby to the professor in Vienna he confirmed a possible termination due to the severity of symptoms, but he would need to confirm this himself by a scan the following Monday, 17 March – St Patrick’s Day.We arrived in Vienna where pubs had shamrocks and other paraphernalia in celebration of Ireland’s national day. The world seems to love us but Ireland shows no love to babies dying in mothers’ wombs or mothers’ arms after birth. I felt no pride in being Irish, I was embarrassed to be Irish and I was ashamed of the men and women in government who support this cruelty. We waited for the doctor for three hours on the morning of the 17th in a room surrounded by other pregnant women. By the time I was called I was choked with tears, I couldn’t talk to the doctor. He was gentle and kind and spoke to me in English. He scanned our baby and took her measurements. Her dimensions showed her to be below the average growth expectations.They couldn’t believe a European country would treat women like thisHe looked at me and said, gently: ‘Your baby is going to die inside you’, I nodded while tears flowed. The process was agreed and we came back to the hospital to start at 8am the following morning. We were treated with such compassion and kindness, the staff could not have been more supportive. They thought Ireland was stupid and couldn’t believe a country in Europe would treat women like this. They told me it was absolutely the right decision. They apologised to me for being so angry with my country and for their comments, but I could not accept their apologies because everything that they said was true.It’s been six days since the termination and we are waiting for our baby’s body to come from Vienna so that we can bury her with her Austrian great-grandparents. She should have been an Irish girl but she is now Austrian, and I’m happy for her to have a nationality from the country that helped her not to suffer and die a slow death in an Irish mother’s womb.The author wishes to remain anonymous. Read: Irish laws ‘forcing us to go to Manchester for a termination this weekend’Read: Ireland’s abortion laws to be challenged at the UN for a second timelast_img read more

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Cancer une campagne pour changer notre regard sur les malades

first_imgCancer : une campagne pour changer notre regard sur les maladesMême si des campagnes de sensibilisation ont déjà été menées ces dernières années et que le taux de mortalité recule, le cancer reste une maladie parasitée par de nombreux préjugés. Des a priori qui, souvent, sont sources d’exclusion pour les personnes atteintes par la maladie. D’après une récente étude menée par le Baromètre Cancer 2010, près d’un français sur deux considère que “quand on a un cancer, on est souvent mis à l’écart”. Une réalité qu’il faut aujourd’hui transformer. Afin de mettre fin aux préjugés et de permettre aux personnes atteintes d’un cancer d’être mieux considérées et intégrées au quotidien, une nouvelle campagne de sensibilisation a été mise en place par le ministère de la Santé et l’Institut National du Cancer. Pour message, un slogan franc et simple : “La recherche sur les cancers avance, changeons de regard”. Une façon d’aller droit au but et d'”encourager cette révolution individuelle et collective, pour donner encore plus l’envie de vaincre cette maladie, pour unir les personnes autour de l’espérance, et de la vie”, a souligné Nora Berra, secrétaire d’État chargée de la Santé. Parce que les personnes atteintes d’un cancer ne sont pas seulement des malades, il est important que chacun change son regard pour faciliter leur insertion et leur vie au quotidien. Il est donc primordial “de créer les conditions d’une meilleure insertion sociale des personnes touchées”, a ajouté Nora Berra. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Afin d’appuyer ce souhait, le ministère de la Santé et l’Institut National du Cancer a réalisé dix affiches qui seront placardées un peu partout en France. Sur chaque affiche est mise en scène une personne ayant été touchée par un cancer. Des phrases incisives accompagnent chaque portrait. Pour exemple : “Je suis une personne, pas un cancer”.Le ministère de la Santé et l’Institut National du Cancer ne se sont d’ailleurs pas arrêtés à l’affichage en ville puisqu’une campagne télévisée a également été lancée. Sur un ton tout aussi percutant, deux spots de trente secondes ont été réalisés par le cinéaste Jacques Audiard (Un prophète) afin d’être diffusés à une heure de grande écoute. Voir le spot “L’immeuble” réalisé par Jacques Audiard en cliquant ci-dessous :https://www.maxisciences.com/cancer/le-ministere-de-la-sante-veut-changer-notre-regard-sur-les-cancers_art14676.htmlLe 18 mai 2011 à 09:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Vancouver man arrested in drug firearm trafficking probe

first_imgForty people, including a Vancouver resident, have been arrested on suspicion of gang-related drug and firearm trafficking in Oregon.Tim V. Duke, 43, of Vancouver is among the suspects. He was being held in the Clark County Jail on Monday on suspicion of delivery and possession with the intent to deliver heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.The arrests resulted from a six-months-long cooperative law enforcement operation and included many high-level gang members accused of dealing drugs and illegally obtained firearms, said Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.Law enforcement recovered 74 firearms, about 8 pounds of drugs, including methamphetamine and heroin, more than $50,000 in cash and a variety of stolen property.The stolen items include automatic guns, musical instruments, bicycles, vehicles, mail and packages, Alexander said.Gangs Brood, European Kindred, All On a (Expletive) or AOB, Fat (Expletive) Killers or FBK, Insane Peckerwood Syndicate and Irish Pride were involved in the trafficking, he said.About half of the suspects were scheduled to be arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland, Alexander said. Duke was not among the suspects arraigned.Helping in the operation were the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Department of Justice, Portland Police Bureau, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Portland Metro Gang Task Force and Multnomah County Probation, Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.last_img read more

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Car crash ends in front yard of Hialeah home

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A violent two-car crash that ended on the front yard of a Hialeah home left two victims hospitalized, just before noon Tuesday.One of the victims had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with injuries, while the other was transported to the hospital in an ambulance in stable condition.The reason behind the accident remains unknown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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As Indias economic growth outpaces China will RBI play partypooper

first_imgPeople queue outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to exchange their old high denomination bank notes in New Delhi, India, December 30, 2016.Reuters fileCentral banks around the world are shifting towards a tighter monetary stance and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is trying to emulate the same without interrupting the party.The RBI has signaled that an interest rate increase may come as early as June as the policymakers are optimistic that Asia’s third-largest economy will rebound this year.Deputy governor Viral Acharya had said that he would “decisively” vote for a beginning of “withdrawal of accommodation” in the next monetary policy meeting in June, adding that it was also important to see some data on growth.The RBI this month kept its policy repo rate unchanged at 6 percent for the fourth straight meeting and retained its “neutral” stance.But will the withdrawal of monetary accommodation come at the cost of growth?Theoretically speaking – an increase in interest rates in an economy will discourage consumers and firms from borrowing money whilst also encouraging consumers and firm to save more money in the bank.This should mean that overall economic activity will decrease causing less money to spend on goods and less investment in projects from firms.Going by the numbers, India’s economy grew 7.2 percent in the quarter ended December 31, surpassing expectations. The country is now the world’s fastest-growing large economy, with the International Monetary Fund forecasting growth of 7.4 percent in 2018 and 7.8 percent in 2019.Meanwhile, China is expected to grow respectively at 6.6 percent and 6.4 percent in the two years.According to Akash Prakash, chief executive and managing director of Amansa Capital, the RBI will hike interest rates at least once in this financial year “but that won’t derail the economy, or the recovery or the earnings growth coming back.”Now, let’s take a closer look at our neighbor China, which recently raised its key interest rate.China raised a key short-term interest rate last month following the US Federal Reserve Bank’s move to raise rates by 25 basis points. One basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point.The world’s second-largest economy still reported faster-than-expected growth for the first quarter.However, Beijing is worried that the Chinese economy showed signs of cooling in March and could lose further steam in coming months given the growing concerns about a possible trade war with the United States.Market experts believe the People’s Bank of China may revert to looser monetary conditions in coming quarters if economic activity cools more than expected.last_img read more

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Disney Hires Luke BradleyJones to Run its Streaming Service in Europe and

first_imgDisney has hired Luke Bradley-Jones to run its Disney Plus streaming service when it launches in Europe and Africa. Bradley-Jones will join Disney from Comcast-owned Sky, where he was chief marketing officer.As SVP, direct-to-consumer, and general manager Disney Plus in Europe and Africa, Bradley-Jones will be based in London. He will report to Jan Koeppen, president, television and direct-to-consumer, Europe & Africa, and Michael Paull, president, Disney streaming services.At Sky, Bradley-Jones worked on revamping the pay-TV giant’s on-demand services. He also led the launches of digital download service Sky Store and the high-end Sky Q set-top boxPrior to Sky he was at BBC Worldwide, now known as BBC Studios. He was head of strategy at the commercial arm of the U.K. pubcaster, before being upped to managing director of BBC.com and the global iPlayer. He spent two years in the U.S. during his stint at Worldwide. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Disney’s new recruit starts in his new role in early 2020. Disney Plus launches in Nov. in the U.S. with programming from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic among others. Internationally, it will start to roll out in Europe later this year. Disney has said it will have launched globally by end-2021.last_img read more

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But Why Does Star Trek Need to be RRated

first_img ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations Stay on target CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone, speaking on a recent episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, talked about why Star Trek: Discovery was put on the new digital-only platform.“Sci-fi is not something that has traditionally done really well on broadcast,” he said. “It’s not impossible, for the future, if somebody figures it out. But historically, a show like Star Trek wouldn’t necessarily be a broadcast show, at this point.”And because it’s not a broadcast show, Lanzone hinted that they might want to go further than no man has gone before with the franchise. He mentioned conversations between higher-ups that discussed whether the new show could have more R-rated content, including nudity and swear words.Lanzone said that the showrunners were okay with the idea. “Of course, the response is, ‘As long as it serves the story.’”“Naked aliens, and humans?” Kafka asked.“Theoretically.”“And swearing?”“Whatever future swearing, 300 years in the future, would be.”The current plan is to have the first two episodes debut on normal TV before going purely digital. Once it goes online, it won’t be restricted by typical FCC rules, which means there’s more freedom regarding what you can show. However, does Star Trek need it?Star Trek hasn’t been exactly known for its adult themes, but it had pushed a few boundaries, especially when it came to the original series. Just not sure why having an R-rated version of Star Trek matters, minus the parents who probably won’t be watching it with their children. I appreciate the emphasis on having it be for the story instead of for fanservice, but every other Star Trek has gotten along just fine without any swearing or nudity.Besides, Star Trek has presented fanservice and sex without showing any nudity. Depending on who was responsible, it was either harmless or egregiously stupid (looking at you Into Darkness), so it’s not necessary.As for cursing, sci-fi such as Battlestar Galactica and Firefly has gotten around censors by making up their own slang. It’s another thing that’s not even needed.Networks like HBO and Showtime take advantage of the lax FCC restrictions all the time, so I understand that there’s the temptation. Just, CBS be careful.last_img read more

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Which Firefox extensions would you like to see promoted by Mozilla

first_imgWhich Firefox extensions would you like to see promoted by Mozilla? by Martin Brinkmann on April 15, 2019 in Firefox – 77 commentsMozilla announced the Recommended Extensions program for Firefox on April 9, 2019 designed to promote excellent extensions for Firefox in various ways.Extensions need to meet the “highest standards of security, utility, and user experience”, be in active development, safe, offer exceptional user experience, and be really good at what they do.The program goes beyond the featured extensions listing that Mozilla uses currently on the official repository for add-ons.Recommended extensions will be reviewed by human reviewers before they are accepted in the program, and then each time an update is released. Human reviews reduce risks associated with automatic review systems significantly; it would look really bad if Mozilla would recommend and promote an extension that would do something shady.Mozilla plans to promote the extensions in several ways, e.g. on the official Add-ons repository and through the contextual extension recommendation feature of the Firefox browser.Mozilla mentioned that it contacted several developers already but did not mention names or specific add-ons that it considers for the program.Popularity may play a role in the initial selection phase but it is likely that popularity — user counts and ratings — are not the only factors. If an extension is well designed and exceptional, it is probably a candidate even if the user count is low in comparison.Tip: A good starting point is our best of Firefox add-ons listing.Mozilla and the extension developer both need to be willing to accept an extension in the Recommended Extensions program.Which extensions will likely be included?Mozilla’s Firefox Add-ons website list 15095 extensions for Firefox. Which of these will be included in the program?If you look at the most popular extensions, you will find several likely candidates. Content blockers and security extensions like Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin, or NoScript are likely candidates. Productivity tools, Video DownloadHelper, EasyScreenshot, Enhancer for YouTube or LastPass may also be included.Some top rated extensions, even though some may have less than ten thousand or even less than a thousand users, may be candidates as well. Extensions such as SingleFile, Panorama Tab Groups, or Vimium-FF are potential candidates.Closing WordsIf you ask me, I’d like to see a good mix of popular extensions and lesser known but highly polished extensions added to the recommendation program. It would not make much sense to just look at user numbers and base the decision solely on that as it would reduce the discovery aspect of the recommendations.Remember the time when barely a week passed by without a new cool Firefox extension release that added something unique to the browser or sites you visited? Some of that magic would certainly be useful.Now You: Which extensions would you like to see added to the program and why?SummaryArticle NameWhich Firefox extensions would you like to see promoted by Mozilla?DescriptionMozilla announced the Recommended Extensions program for Firefox on April 9, 2019 designed to promote excellent extensions for Firefox in various ways.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Xiaomis Space Age Pod Monitors Pets Health Regulates Temperature Detects Accidental Poops

first_imgThis is not a scale model of a SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft but the Xiaomi Moestar Spaceship Smart Pet Nest, a pod designed to give cats, puppies, and small dogs a comfy place to rest. As you will see, it’s pretty damn cool, from its design to the built-in electronics. The Moestar does look like a mini-Dragon. It has a 33-liter volume capacity, which means that it can accommodate cats up to 8 kilograms or dogs under 4 kilograms. I imagine the difference in maximum weight between felines and canines comes from the dog’s (lack of) ability to get through the pod’s two entrances, each of them 19 centimeters in diameter.(Image credit: Xiaomi)It also has a subtle interior LED illumination system that can be activated at night. The LED system color can be changed at any time using an app via Wi-Fi.You can also control other aspects of the Moestar using the app. To start with, you can set the temperature, which is regulated what Xiaomi refers to as a “semiconductor heat pump” and built-in sensors. The pump will automatically make it colder or warmer according to your — or your pet’s — preference. The Chinese company claims that the refrigeration system has been designed to avoid condensation in areas with high ambient humidity.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. TCL 5-Series Hands-OnMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, GamesCon and Disney+03:24OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0000:5600:56 (Image credit: Xiaomi)The Moestar also comes with built-in sensors on its bottom that monitors your pet’s activity. These sensors record and upload in real time how your pet moves as well as its sleep cycles. This data is accessible through an app.Xiaomi also claims that the pod can detect any accidental poop, which will be useful if you use this for untrained puppies.(Image credit: Xiaomi)Like with other products before, Xiaomi is launching the Moestar through a crowdfunding that has already reached its goal. It will start selling in China for about $56 on September 29, with no global launch date yet.20 Best Apps for Pet LoversEssential Tips for Photographing Your PetsPetzi Treat Cam Tested: Kitten Approvedlast_img read more

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One Day of Work Per Week is Enough to Get the

first_imgWork, even in small doses, can actually be good for our mental health. (Credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock)For most of us, work is, well, work. It can be stressful, and suck up a lot of our time. But despite these negatives, there are work perks other than a paycheck and standard employer benefits. Employment offers structure, social contact, physical and mental activity and it’s often a crucial part of our sense of identity — all of which can be a boon to our mental health.So in a world where AI and automation are eliminating employment opportunities, and the concept of a basic universal income it getting more attention, it’s important to know just how much a person needs to work to receive these mental health benefits. A new study released in Social Science and Medicine this week claims to have landed on just such a number. And it’s less than you might think.A Healthy Dose of EmploymentResearchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Salford in the U.K. looked at data from the U.K. Household Longitudinal Study, which ran from 2009-2018. Specifically, they analyzed data from more than 70,000 people, between the ages of 16-64, who’d experienced changes in work hours or employment status during the span of the study.The team found that when people who’d previously been unemployed or stay-at-home parents started working, their odds of developing mental health problems dropped by 30 percent. (This is after they’d controlled for things like household income, age, marital status, presence and number of kids, etc.) But that benefit was limited to when participants worked roughly eight hours or less each week. Surprisingly, working more hours, i.e., your typical 37- to 40-hour work week, didn’t provide more of a boost in mental wellbeing.That result suggests there could be an ideal “dose” of work that experts could recommend. And that dose could be key to keeping us sane in the future.“In the next few decades, we could see artificial intelligence, big data and robotics replace much of the paid work currently done by humans,” says Daiga Kamerāde, a work and employment researcher at Salford University and one of the study’s authors, in a press release. “If there is not enough for everybody who wants to work full-time, we will have to rethink current norms. This should include the redistribution of working hours, so everyone can get the mental health benefits of a job, even if that means we all work much shorter weeks.”A Step in the Right DirectionThough these results seem promising, the authors are clear that their study does have many limitations. Firstly, since they controlled for so many factors (like household income, age, etc.,) they admit that their findings really only apply to the average U.K. worker.Also, they acknowledge that previous research has shown that unemployment might actually be better than working in a poor-quality job, or a job that isn’t secure. They encourage other researchers to look into how this optimal dose of work per week might apply to people with these sorts of jobs.Still, it’s a start, according to Kamerāde. She states in the press release: “Our findings are an important step in thinking [about] the minimum amount of paid work people might need in a future with little work to go round.”last_img read more

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Forklift Truck Market Expected to Reach 51 Billion Globally by 2022

first_imgForklift Truck Market Forklift is a power industrial truck used for handling different materials. The forklift market is expected to witness notable growth in future owing to the competitive advantages of electric forklift trucks such as high efficiency, eco-friendly nature, and low operation cost compared to other forklift trucks. Increase in applications of forklift in the industrial sector, such as in food industry and automotive, is expected to fuel the market growth. Moreover, increase in warehouse space for automotive and food industry boosts the demand for forklift trucks.Based on product type, the forklift truck market is bifurcated into warehouse and counterbalance forklift trucks. Counterbalance was the highest revenue-generating segment, accounting for $24 billion in 2015. However, warehouse is expected grow at the highest CAGR of 7.4% to reach $14 billion by 2022.Access Full Summary at :https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/forklift-truck-marketBased on class type, the market is segmented into class I, class II, class III, class IV, and class V forklift. Class IV generated the highest revenue, accounting for $12.6 billion in 2015. However, class II segment is projected to witness fastest growth rate of 9.1% to reach $7 billion by 2022.Based on end user, the market is divided into retail & wholesale, logistic, automotive, food industrial, and others (chemical, timber, and paper). Retail & wholesale and logistics are expected to register the highest CAGRs of 6.7% and 8.2%, respectively. However, retail & wholesale was the highest revenue-generating segment in 2015, accounting for $13.6 billion.Based on geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA. Asia-Pacific generated the highest revenue, in 2015, with $15 billion and is expected to retain its dominance ahead as well. It is expected to reach $25 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.8%. Europe and North America are the second and third leading regions, in terms of revenue, for forklift truck market,respectively.Key Findings of Forklift Truck Market:In 2015, class IV forklift truck led the overall forklift truck market, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period.IC engine-powered forklift truck dominated the market, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8%.In 2015, counterbalance forklift truck was the dominant type, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4%.Retail & wholesale forklift trucks led the overall market in 2015, and this segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7%.Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share in 2015, and is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR of 7.8%.The key players in the forklift truck market focus on expanding their business operations in emerging countries, with new product launches as a preferred strategy. Major players engaged in this market are Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), Kion Group AG. Jungheinrich AG, Hyster-Yale Material Handling, Inc., Crown Equipment Corporation, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co. Ltd, UniCarriers American Corporation, Anhui Forklift Truck Group Corp, Hangcha Group Co., Ltd, and Komatsu Ltd.Request Sample Report at :https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/596About Us:Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:Dhananjay Potle5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free: +1-800-792-5285UK: + 44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: + 852-301-84916India (Pune): +91 20 66346060Fax: +1⟨855⟩550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com Forklift Truck Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, projects that the global forklift truck market is estimated to reach $51 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period.Asia-Pacific accounted for the highest market share in 2015, and is anticipated to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.last_img read more

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first_imgThere is no point in getting a DSLR camera if you don’t know how to fully utilize one. To become an expert, you don’t have to enroll in some fancy photography course, you just have to do as I say. Wccftech is offering an amazing discount offer on the Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course and the discount offer will expire in a couple of days, so avail it right away. This is your chance to excel at using a camera without spending hundreds of dollars!Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course featuresThe Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course is your best friend, no matter if you are a complete beginner or you already know a little something about photography. With the help of this course, you will get detailed technical guidance and a lot more. Here are highlights of what the deal has in store for you: Taking a photo Reviewing a photo Exposing your photos properly Automatic shooting modes Burst and other drive modes Focus modes and points Metering modes Exposure compensation White balance Color profiles The Canon menu system Formatting a memory card Using the internal flash Using an external flash Reading the histogram Wifi connection and Canon smartphone app The viewfinder and diopter Canon video modes Recording audio Using an external microphone Choosing a lens SD card options ND filtersImportant Details Length of time users can access this course: lifetime Access options: web and mobile streaming Certification of completion included Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchaseRequirements Internet required Students should have access to a Canon 80D, 70D, 60D, T7i, T6i, T6s, T5i, T4i, T3i, T7, T6, T5, SL2, SL, 7D, 6D, 5D, 800D, 760D, 750D, 700D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 500D, or any other model of Canon cameraThe course has been taught by Phil Ebiner. Since 2012, he has inspired thousands of students around the world in this field. Get your hands on this amazing discount offer and enjoy great photography.Original Price Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course: $199Wccftech Discount Price Canon DSLR Photography A-Z Course: $10.99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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