Clint Black Announces The Finalists Of The Dream Recording Session Contest

first_imgToday, county music legend Clint Black announced the four finalists for Chideo’s Dream Recording Session Contest.Head to Chideo.com to vote for your favorite original song and the winner gets the opportunity to record with county superstar Clint BlackThese finalists will now compete for America’s vote in the hopes of winning a chance to record an original song with Clint, all while raising money for charity. By partnering with Chideo — the cause network dedicated to using celebrity-based experiences and exclusive content to raise awareness and funds for charity — proceeds raised through the competition will be donated to Rettsyndrome.org, whose mission is to accelerate research to cure Rett Syndrome and empower families with knowledge and connectivity.“We are thrilled to announce these talented finalists and to work with Chideo to continue our commitment to raising money and awareness for Rett Syndrome,” said Clint Black. “We are excited to invite every fan to join this process and choose which of these four will come to my studio to record. Most importantly, as we celebrate these talented musicians, we can all lend our voices to this important cause.”Launched in May just after the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs), The Clint Black Dream Recording Session Contest received an overwhelming number of submission videos from aspiring singer-songwriters across the nation, each donating $20 in support of Rettsyndrome.org.The Clint Black Dream Recording Session Contest finalists include: • Blake Esse of Culpeper, VA, Original Song: Feels Good Don’t It • Jefferson Clay of Austin, TX, Original song: San Francisco • Julie McCloud of Waynesboro, PA, Original song: My Little Men • Sasha Aaron of Nashville, TN, Original song: Red Roses And White WhiskeyEach finalist’s original song will be featured exclusively on Chideo where fans will cast their votes to decide who will win the opportunity to record a song, which will be produced by Clint Black in his home studio in Nashville. Voting closes on September 3, 2015, when the winner will be announced and flown to Nashville for the recording session, video shoot, and audition with Black’s management group, The Collective. Chideo and Black will host an exclusive premiere of the song and video with proceeds benefitting Rettsyndrome.org.“Clint Black and Chideo have proven to be great partners,” said Rajat Shah, Rettsyndrome.org Board Chair. “Because of opportunities like this, we are able to continue research for a cure and provide hope for thousands of families.”Rett syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is recognized around 12-18 months and is almost always found in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. Every two hours a girl is born with Rett syndrome, but very few people know anything about the disorder. Affecting 1 in 10,000 live female births each year, it is more common than Huntington’s disease and Muscular Dystrophy. Clint Black currently serves as Honorary Chair for Rettsyndrome.org’s “Research to Reality: Funding Progress” campaign, which helps to accelerate treatments and research to find a cure.last_img read more

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JEREMY DUTCHER WINS POLARIS PRIZE FOR WOLASTOQIYIK LINTUWAKONAWA

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Jeremy Dutcher accepts the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa” during the Polaris Music Prize gala in Toronto on Monday, September 17, 2018. (TIJANA MARTIN / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Advertisement The trained operatic singer, who was raised partly in the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, sings the album entirely in the endangered Wolastoq language in hopes of preserving its roots.Dutcher accepted the prize saying he hopes it marks a step in the “continuum of Indigenous excellence.” Twitter TORONTO—Jeremy Dutcher has won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize for his album “Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa.”The project, which is performed in the Wolostoq language, was selected by an 11-member jury as the Canadian album of the year based on its artistic merit.Dutcher’s album was a culmination of five years of work that involved digging into an archive of recordings of his ancestors dating back nearly a century. Facebook Advertisement The Polaris prize is considered one of the country’s most prestigious music awards. Former winners include Arcade Fire, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Kaytranada. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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One of the killers in the videotaped beating death of girl in Sagkeeng

first_img(Serena McKay, 19, of the Sagkeeng First Nation was beaten and left for dead in April 2017. A 16 and 17-year-old girl were each charged)The Canadian PressWINNIPEG – A teenager who helped beat a young Manitoba woman and shared the footage of her bloody death apologized to the victim’s family at a sentencing hearing Tuesday.Serena McKay’s body was found on the Sagkeeng First Nation last April and two teenage girls, who were 16 and 17, were arrested.The older girl, who has since turned 18 but can’t be named because she was underage when the beating occurred, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in December.“There are no words to describe how sorry I am,” the girl told McKay’s family in a Winnipeg courtroom. “I am living every day with this guilt and shame … I want to do things in Serena’s honour.”The Crown and defence are jointly recommending the girl receive the maximum youth sentence of seven years. The Crown wants the girl to spend four years behind bars and serve 1 1/2 years in the community.Defence lawyer Greg Brodsky, who said his client has shown remorse, is asking for one year in jail with the rest of the sentence to be served in the community.McKay had been at a house party in the Sagkeeng community when there was an argument about alcohol, court heard.Two videos, which later circulated on social media, showed McKay being attacked.McKay’s family members stood up and left before the videos were played in court. The woman being sentenced held her head in her hands and sobbed as the graphic footage showed McKay being punched and kicked while she begged for the beating to stop.Crown prosecutor Jennifer Comack said the woman texted the videos to a friend first, along with a message boasting that she “stomped her” out. The videos were widely shared, Comack said.McKay’s mother recalled the pain of seeing her daughter’s bloody, swollen face as it was circulated on social media.“I dream about her,” Delores Daniels told court as she clutched an eagle feather and broke into tears. “I wake up crying and sad that she is not here and wonder what she would have become in life.“This has been a nightmare to me … How can an only daughter be replaced?”In a statement read in court, McKay’s father, Harvey McKay, said he was at work in northern Manitoba when he was horrified to discover people around him were watching videos of the beating.“I will never get over what happened to my baby Serena,” his statement said.Some 24 victim impact statements were submitted to the court from family and friends. There were more from people who didn’t know McKay, including two from people outside Canada.Judge Rocky Pollack is to decide which can be included in the court record and how long the teen will be jailed. The sentencing hearing is scheduled to continue Thursday.A year after a Sagkeeng First Nation teen was fatally beaten – a video of which was posted on social media – one of her killers’ sentencing hearing has begun.Serena McKay, 19, was found dead on April 23, 2017, outside a residence in the community located 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.McKay, a grade 12 student who was set to graduate two months later had her life was cut short by two female schoolmates, aged 16 and 17 and the time. They attacked her outside a party, brutally beat her and left her to freeze to death.The 17-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder late last year. She is now 18 and has been in custody since the killing.The girl, who cannot be named because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was seen on one of two videos shared online, delivering a series of vicious boot-stomps to the victim’s head after the younger teen already mercilessly beat McKay.The two videos of the attack were played in court Tuesday while the shackled young woman in jail garb bent her head and sobbed, covering her eyes and ears.The Crown is asking for a sentence of four years in addition to the year she’s been in custody, followed by 1.5 years living in a supervised community setting.The maximum sentence for second-degree murder under the Youth Criminal Justice Act is seven years in custody.More than 30 people submitted victim-impact statements detailing how McKay’s death has left them devastated, or how the video recording of the killing that made rounds on social media, affected them.A judge will hand down a sentence on Thursday.The 16-year-old involved in McKay’s death pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year.A date has not been set for her sentencing.@aptnnewslast_img read more

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WestJet pilots union to also represent Swoop pilots says arbitrator

first_imgCALGARY – A federal arbitrator has ruled that WestJet’s unionized pilots will also fly its new ultra-discount carrier Swoop that’s set to launch next week.Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s Air Line Pilots Association, says the decision means the airline can no longer outsource Swoop flying, a major disagreement in recent negotiations.Swoop will recognize the union as the exclusive bargaining agent for all Swoop pilots, who will be on the airline’s one seniority list and fly aircraft at Swoop terms and conditions.WestJet and the union will now make a joint application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to amend pilots association’s bargaining certificate to include Swoop flying.The parties also agreed that WestJet and Swoop are common employers.The two sides scheduled mediation/arbitration dates over the summer to address all remaining issues.The threat of a strike by pilots was averted two weeks ago when the airline and union agreed to a settlement process and, if necessary, to use final and binding arbitration.WestJet CEO Ed Sims said it recognizes and respects the interim order that WestJet pilots should be able to operate Swoop aircraft.The Air Line Pilots Association is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including about 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 at WestJet Encore.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more

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Trading in MEG mixed after it rejects Husky Energys hostile takeover bid

first_imgCALGARY – MEG Energy Corp. shares rose and fell in choppy trading Thursday after it formally rejected a $3.3-billion hostile takeover offer from oilsands rival Husky Energy Inc.The target company said after markets closed Wednesday that the Husky offer is opportunistic and undervalues its assets and prospects, adding it intends to conduct a formal process that could identify a white knight to make a better offer.MEG’s shares rose by as much as 21 cents to $11 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange before falling back to hover near Wednesday’s close of $10.79.Husky CEO Rob Peabody refuted MEG’s position in a news release Thursday.“Nothing in the MEG circular changes the clear and compelling value our offer delivers to MEG shareholders,” he said. “Existing and ongoing market challenges … underscore the benefits of a Husky-MEG combination.”Husky is offering a combination of cash or shares worth $11 for each MEG share. The maximum cash available under the deal is capped at $1 billion and the maximum number of shares is limited to 107 million.Husky values the transaction at $6.4 billion, including the assumption of $3.1 billion in debt.Analysts continued to speculate in overnight reports that Husky will have to raise its bid to win over MEG’s management.They also found it doubtful that an alternate bidder will emerge for MEG given that its only product, oilsands bitumen, is facing severely discounted prices as new oilsands production from northern Alberta makes worse an export pipeline bottleneck.MEG’s investor presentation includes a description of its plan to achieve the regulator-approved 210,000-barrels-per-day capacity production from its Christina Lake steam-driven oilsands wells by 2028.The cost of the growth, specified for the first time, works out to be about $2.3 billion, pointed out AltaCorp Capital analyst Nick Lupick in a report.MEG says it is currently producing 100,000 barrels per day of bitumen and has spent substantially all the capital required to increase production to 113,000 bpd by 2020.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:MEG, TSX:HSE)last_img read more

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Average US rate on 30year mortgage rises to 408 per cent 15year

In this photo taken Tuesday, June 9, 2015 a sold sign is displayed in the yard of a newly constructed home in the Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill, N.C. Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching high levels for the year, according to data published by mortgage giant Freddie Mac on Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) WASHINGTON – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching high levels for the year.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.08 per cent this week from 4.02 per cent a week earlier. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages increased to 3.24 per cent from 3.21 per cent.Mortgage rates have increased in recent weeks, in the midst of the spring home buying season, as the economy has shown signs of improvement.A year ago, the average 30-year rate was 4.12 per cent; the 15-year average was 3.22 per cent.Data issued Tuesday showed that home prices increased at a solid clip in April, led by double-digit gains in Denver and San Francisco. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.9 per cent in April from 12 months earlier, roughly the same annual pace as March.Strong job growth and low mortgage rates have prompted greater demand for housing, boosting home values. The continued gains are at roughly double the pace of wage growth, but current levels appear more manageable than the double-digit home price increases seen during parts of 2013 and 2014.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 per cent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage declined to 0.6 point from 0.7 point last week. The fee for a 15-year loan was unchanged at 0.6 point.The average rate on five-year adjustable-rate mortgages ticked up to 2.99 per cent from 2.98 per cent; the fee remained at 0.4 point. The average rate on one-year ARMs rose to 2.52 per cent from 2.50 per cent; the fee was unchanged at 0.3 point. Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 4.08 per cent; 15-year rate up to 3.24 per cent by The Associated Press Posted Jul 2, 2015 9:53 am MDT Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Football Runpass option highlights the difference between Haskins and Barrett

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against Minnesota on Oct. 13. Ohio State won. 30-14. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State might be the No. 2 team in the country, with a 7-0 record and have its best throwing quarterback in recent memory in redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins. But the team is lacking one thing every team led by head coach Urban Meyer has always had: a run game.In the Buckeyes 30-14 win over Minnesota, Ohio State failed to reach 100 rushing yards for the first time since its loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff two seasons ago.Much of this can be attributed to Ohio State’s lack of a dual-threat quarterback, with J.T. Barrett amassing 798 rushing yards in his redshirt senior season last year, much of which was through the run-pass option, or RPO.Barrett was often the answer to short third-down plays, and the extra threat with his feet allowed more space for running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber. So much more space, in fact, that Dobbins ran for 1,403 yards and 7.2 yards per carry as a freshman.The RPO seems to have been majorly lost with Barrett’s departure, but Meyer said that is not necessarily true.“A lot of those passes are RPOs, like when you see Parris [Campbell] in the flat or K.J. [Hill] on a hitch, those are all RPOs,” Meyer said. “You’re reading someone, you trigger, you throw the ball. So I’d say there’s at least 10 to 12 called runs that the ball is being thrown.” This season, Haskins has 30 rushes for 49 yards and a touchdown on the ground, averaging 1.9 yards per carry. Against Minnesota, Haskins had a career-high nine carries and totaled just six yards, losing yardage on three sacks.However, the RPO for Haskins is still completely different than the play-calling Barrett had under Meyer. Instead of Haskins running the ball himself when an RPO is called, he is looking for an opportunity to hand the ball off, finding a hole for whichever running back is in the game, whether its Dobbins or Weber. However, instead of Dobbins and Weber putting up the same types of numbers they combined for last season, the Ohio State rushing game has struggled, ranking as the No. 51 rushing offense in the NCAA with the yards per carry average for both backs decreasing from a season ago. The defensive schemes Ohio State has seen over the first seven games of the season has indicated that opponents view the rushing offense, without a dual-threat option behind center, as one-dimensional.“I don’t want to give you a number, but there’s some pass yards that are run plays,” Meyer said. “They’re loading the boxes, we’re not going to run the quarterback.”To make up for it, Haskins threw 412 yards and three touchdowns, giving him back-to-back 400-yard passing games. The Ohio State program has had three 400-yard passing games in its history, two coming in the past two weeks.While Barrett gave the offense a strong weapon on both fronts, Haskins has been making up for lost ground by drastically out-throwing any season Barrett ever had. In the RPO, Meyer said he understands this difference, and that’s why there has been such a shift in the offensive numbers.“We went back and studied everything, and had that conversation about these are 10 run calls that we’re flipping the ball out there and making plays with it,” Meyer said. “That’s kind of what Dwayne gives you. Maybe J.T. gave you something else, where it was more of a run-run option; this is a run-pass option.”The Buckeyes will travel this Saturday to face a Purdue rush defense that has been middle of the road so far this season, allowing 146.8 yards per game and four yards per carry to opposing backs.It remains to be seen if the Ohio State offense will move toward the run aspect of the run-pass option, or if the offense can continue to survive on the historic pace that Haskins’ passing game is working on. read more

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Gemcom attains gold certified partner status in Microsoft Partner Program

first_imgGemcom has further distinguished itself by earning Microsoft competencies in networking infrastructure solutions and ISV/software solutions. As a Gold Certified Partner, Gemcom has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft-based technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, helping to give them a competitive advantage in the channel.“Technology partners like Gemcom Software International that achieve Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status have a deep understanding of Microsoft-based solutions and a passion for Canada’s growing technology industry,” said Lora Gernon, Senior Director Partner Group, Microsoft Canada.“Gemcom’s worldwide customers have realised significant cost savings and productivity gains by partnering with us and adopting our enterprise solutions which incorporate industry-leading systems like Microsoft SQL Server,” said Rick Moignard, President and CEO of Gemcom (interviewed by International Mining in the forthcoming February issue).  “Microsoft-based technology plays a key role in our solutions and in our customers’ success. With centralised data management, our customers have overcome the data chaos inherent to mining operations. This has enabled them to improve operational decision-making and collaboration by establishing on-demand access to a single, managed source of data, wherever and whenever it is needed. Gemcom’s achievement of Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program further underlines our ability to deliver effective, value-adding enterprise solutions.”As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Gemcom had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Gemcom has attained two Microsoft Competencies: Networking Infrastructure Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions, which are detailed below. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a technology partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft-based technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognises the skill and focus technology partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software based on Microsoft-based technologies.“Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to help meet customer needs,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, Corporate Vice President of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of technology partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated framework that recognises technology partner expertise, rewards the total impact that technology partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help technology partners’ businesses be successful.last_img read more

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Crysis 2 is back on Steam as Maximum Edition

first_imgIn June last year Crysis 2 disappeared without warning from Valve’s Steam digital games service. It wasn’t a mistake. The game was violating Steam’s terms of service due to an agreement made with another digital download service, namely EA’s own Origin.It has taken almost a year to resolve the issue, but now the game is back in enhanced form and with a big discount for anyone who purchased the title on Steam previously.The “new” version is called Crysis 2: Maximum Edition. As well as the core game you get 9 additional multiplayer maps and new game modes for them, 2 new weapons (FY71 Assault Rifle and M18 Smoke Grenades), the Scar weapon skin, a Scar hologram decoy to attach to your weapon, platinum dog tags, and access to bonus XP through custom and preset classes.The whole package costs $39.99, but if you bought the game previously through Steam without the extras then Valve is offering 50% off. Whether you take them up on the offer really depends on how multiplayer-focused you are.What remains to be seen now is if other EA-published games will make it on to the service. The two big omissions currently are Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3. Valve also needs to sort out whatever the specific issues is that causes games to be pulled for future releases. It can’t afford to miss out on key title releases if it wants to remain the number one digital games service.Another problem Steam faces by effectively re-releasing a game like Crysis 2: price drops elsewhere. Buying the Maximum Edition may bag you a few extras, but why spend $40 when Amazon is offering the game for $9?More at Steam, via Joystiqlast_img read more

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These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays

first_img Short URL These Mater Hospital nurses are raising money to help make patient stays feel more ‘like home’ The nurses are raising money for items such as exercise bikes and other forms of holistic care. Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 6:00 AM By Hayley Halpin Image: GoFundMe A GROUP OF nurses at the Mater Hospital in Dublin are raising money for non-medical items for in-patients to make the ward feel more “like home”. Six nurses who work on the St Vincent’s Ward, an in-patient oncology and hematology medical ward, are planning to run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 2 June to raise money for items such as exercise bikes and other forms of holistic care. “Unfortunately, we all know a family member who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis,” the nurses wrote on their fundraising page. “As six nurses working on St Vincent’s Ward … we see what patients and families go through first hand, and our aim is to try to improve their experience with us as much as we can from diagnosis to discharge,” they wrote.Many patients stay on the ward from between six months to a year receiving chemotherapy and other treatments, according to the nurses. On 13 March, they carried out a survey on the ward to ask patients and families what they thought would make their stay at St Vincent’s Ward easier and how they could feel more “at home”.The nurses said patients felt they would benefit from fitness equipment such as exercise bikes and other forms and holistic care. And with that, the nurses are now aiming to raise money to buy six or seven exercise bikes for the 24-bed ward. They’re also looking at getting an entertainment station for the ward. “We’d like an Xbox, Playstation, all that kind of stuff that can be loaned out to different rooms, maybe an iPad,” one of the nurses, Joanna Lambe, said. When asked whether she thinks these sort of items should be funded for the ward through the HSE, Lambe said: “If the HSE was providing for all that kind of stuff then there’d be less funds to provide for the actual treatments that the patients need. https://jrnl.ie/4559587 17,042 Views center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13 Comments Image: GoFundMe Share58 Tweet Email3 This is totally independent of the hospital, we’re doing this off our own back. It’s just something that we want to do for our patients.Lambe said that having exercise facilities on the ward will be beneficial to the mental health of the patients. “A lot of patients wouldn’t have the resources … to go out and buy things like that for a sudden hospital stay, if it’s unplanned for,” Lambe said.“Especially the exercise bikes. There is physio and there is all that kind of stuff but just for them to be able to do a bit in their own time, it’s going to be amazing for them,” she said.Exercise helps everyone’s mental health and if they’re inside four walls for five or six months and not being able to get out, it’s going to be great for them. Fundraising pages have been set up on Facebook and GoFundMe. Mar 26th 2019, 6:01 AM last_img read more

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Chrome le navigateur internet de Google dépasse Safari aux ÉtatsUnis

first_imgChrome : le navigateur internet de Google dépasse Safari aux États-UnisÉtats-Unis – Numéro trois mondial depuis septembre 2009, Chrome, le navigateur Internet de Google, s’est enfin hissé à cette place aux États-Unis où il peinait à dépasser Safari, le navigateur d’Apple.D’après StatCounter, Chrome a en effet gagné la troisième place du classement des navigateurs les plus utilisés aux États-Unis, dépassant Safari depuis la semaine dernière. Le navigateur de Google détient aujourd’hui 8,69% de parts de marché, quand celui d’Apple se place juste derrière, avec 8,22%. Derrière Internet Explorer et Firefox, qui détenaient en juin respectivement 53,23% et 28,25% des parts de marché, Chrome occupe cette place depuis plusieurs mois au niveau mondial. Un bel exploit pour Google qui, deux ans après le lancement de son navigateur, est parvenu à approcher les 10% de parts de marché outre-Atlantique comme dans le reste du monde. L’objectif des 10% pourrait ainsi être franchi très prochainement par Chrome qui accapare déjà 9,44% des parts de marché à l’échelle mondiale, contre 30,96% pour Firefox, et 52,82% pour Internet Explorer.Le 29 juin 2010 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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LinkedIn Rolls Out FacebookEsque Reactions

first_img Pro-Tip, Don’t Say You Write for Geek.com to Steal StuffGoogle, Facebook and other US tech companies team up to take on governme… Stay on target A picture emoji is worth a thousand words (as anyone who regularly relies on Facebook’s Like button can attest).So it’s no surprise that business network LinkedIn has introduced its own set of “Reactions” for quick and constructive communication.Aside from the classic thumbs-up icon, the platform now includes:Celebrate (clapping hands): praise an accomplishment or milestoneLove (heart emoji): express deep resonance and supportInsightful (light bulb emoji): recognize a great point or interesting ideaCurious (thinking face emoji): react to a thought-provoking topic“We took a thoughtful approach to designing these reactions, centered around understanding which ones would be most valuable to the types of conversations members have on LinkedIn,” Associate Product Manager Cissy Chen wrote in a blog post.That included looking at what people already talk about, to better understand what feedback they want to express and receive.“For example, we analyzed the top [one- to two-word] comments being used and what types of posts people are sharing most,” Chen said. “We also conducted global research with LinkedIn members … to ensure [reactions] were universally understood and helpful.”Choose from five reactions (via LinkedIn)The new feature, rolling out now to the mobile app and website, will be available globally to all members “in the coming months.”Social media is no stranger to “reactions”: The double-tap-like is Instagram’s bread-and-butter, and folks have been retweeting posts for more than a decade.But Facebook upped the ante in 2015, when it introduced six new buttons—”love,” “haha,” “yay,” “wow,” “sad,” “angry”—designed to let users better empathize with friends.Now, LinkedIn is following suit.“One of the things we regularly hear from all of you is that you want more expressive ways than a ‘Like’ to respond to the variety of posts you see in your feed,” Chen wrote. “At the same time, you’ve also told us that when you post on LinkedIn, you want more ways to feel heard and understand why someone liked what you said.”To learn more about the product principles, research, and design journey, check out this article from the design team.More on Geek.com:Facebook Adds Tributes Tab to Memorialized AccountsUK to Hire Digital Safety TzarSnapchat Launches New Original Programming, Multiplayer Gameslast_img read more

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Vinicius called me son of a b…ch – Real Betis defender Marc

first_imgReal Betis defender Marc Bartra and Real Madrid forward Vinicius after a heated argument claims the defender insulted him and his mother during their encounter Sunday night.Bartra warned Vinicius that he has much to learn in the game as he spent more time on the ground than actually playing in the field.“Vinicius was on the ground longer than he was on his feet, so I asked him not to throw himself to the ground like that,” Bartra revealed, according to Marca.“He called me a son of a… well, let’s just say that he talked about my mother three times.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He has a lot to learn and I don’t think that his behaviour is right for a Real Madrid player.”In a tension-filled match between the Seville side and embattled Los Blancos, former Madrid player Sergio Canales cancelled out Luka Modric’s early strike after which Dani Ceballos netted a free-kick against his old club to secure a 2-1 win for the visitors.last_img read more

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Haiti Tech Summit draws over 500 participants high profile Silicon Valley reps

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCote de Arcadins, Haiti June 8, 2017 – Over 100 speakers, including representatives from tech powerhouses such as Airbnb, Facebook, Google and Uber joined more than 450 attendees in the first Haiti Tech Summit hosted for two days on the country’s western region this week.The summit was the brainchild of Haiti-American tech entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim who developed a mobile app to help tourists find street vendors. Keynote speaker on the opening night was Ben Horowitz of Andreesen Horowitz while Haiti’s President, Jovonel Moise and former Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis also addressed guests. Panels at the summit covered entrepreneurship, branding and developing smart cities. Ntim has a 13-year plan for the summit which she believes is the length of time needed to transform Haiti. “We know Haiti can actually transform itself, be a new global case study for what happens when you actually get the right influences in the room to transform a nation.”#MagneticMediaNews#HaitiTechSummit TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Related Items:Airbnb, facebook, Google, haiti, Jovenel Moise, Tech Summit, Uber Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegationlast_img read more

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San Diego teenager killed in BMW crash on way to Coachella

first_img Updated: 3:40 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego teenager killed in BMW crash on way to Coachella April 13, 2018 Posted: April 13, 2018center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A BMW that was split in two in a crash on a Riverside County freeway was carrying three young San Diegans headed to Indio for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, including an 18-year-old woman who was thrown from the car and died at the scene, authorities said Friday.A 16-year-old San Diego girl sustained life-threatening injuries and the 21-year-old driver suffered less-serious injuries in the crash, which happened about 4:30 a.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 10 in Banning, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP investigators said the sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the freeway, went down an embankment andstruck two trees.The violence of the crash split the car in two, and 18-year-old Ginevra Gallone-Latte was ejected from a back passenger seat.The front passenger, identified as Manuela Cerciello-Rahbari, sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm springs, according to the CHP. The driver, 21-year-old Cesar Hernandez-Ozuna, was taken to a hospital with less-serious injuries.“The BMW was loaded with food, alcohol and camping gear as all three people were on their way to the Coachella Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio,” but neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected of contributing to the crash, according to a CHP statement.Friends flooded the injured teen’s Instagram page urging a swift recovery.“I hope you the best recovery possible, I’m so sorry this happened to you,” wrote one user. “Stay strong … I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope you can recover fully.” KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Runners hit the streets for 305 Half Marathon 5K in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Thousands of people came out for the 305 Half Marathon & 5K in Miami, Sunday.Participants who ran the full distance started at Ocean Drive and 11th Street before making their way to the City of Miami over the Julia Tuttle Causeway — then back to the beach over the MacArthur Causeway.“We’ve got over 2,800 runners who registered for this event today, running out here for a half marathon and a 5K and they’re just out here celebrating Miami,” said Nicole Bosick, the Senior Brand Manager for Lifetime.Runners were treated to plenty of food and drinks at the finish line.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Overwatchs latest hero is Sigma an astrophysicist who harnesses the power of

first_img 74 Photos Preview • Blizzard’s Overwatch: Everything you need to know Overwatch Origins Edition pour one out for sigma 😔 pic.twitter.com/lviQsNI3lz— 😩LYCHGATE😩@ FLAME CON (@buttcheekwizard) July 22, 2019 I love Sigma 😍😍😳😳❤️❤️😭😭 pic.twitter.com/lLVHqxXo1g— 🌙 moony @ home💫 (@moonyandthebirb) July 22, 2019 Awesome Overwatch cosplay from around the world 0 Post a comment Tags Share your voice $34 News • Overwatch might be coming to the Nintendo Switch CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it Meet Sigma. Blizzard Overwatch, Blizzard’s successful “hero shooter” that combines MOBA elements with the best of games like Team Fortress, has announced its latest character: Sigma, a scientist with the power to control gravity.Blizzard announced the new character via an animated short. Introducing Sigma – an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware that he is being used as a living weapon. pic.twitter.com/Oi3or2VthQ— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 22, 2019 So yep, he looks a bit like Gru from Despicable Me.Personally I found this tidbit quite interesting: A “living weapon” eh?We’ll hopefully learn more about Sigma (and how he plays) in the coming weeks. Mentioned Above Overwatch Origins Edition (PC) We’ve seen little with regard to how Sigma will actually play in the game, but we’re going to hazard a guess that gravity is involved. High possibility this guy will be doing a lot of floating.People were quick to make this comparison… Culture Gaminglast_img read more

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Monsoon turns vigorous

first_imgMedak: As Southwest Monsoon turned vigorous over Telangana under the influence of depression in Bay of Bengal, rain occurred at most places, including Medak and Siddipet districts, during the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday While there was 3 cm rainfall in Ramayampet , there was 2 cm each rain in Medak, Mirdoddi, Doultabad, Dubbak and Bejjanki , the Met department bulletin said. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us There was 1 cm rainfall each in Kondapak, Tandur, Chegunta, Dindigul, Nangnoor, Gajwel, Doma, Varni, Kodangal, Narayankhed and Kowdipalle. The bulletin warned that heavy rains are very likely to occur on August 8 at isolated places in Telangana, as the deep depression over the north-west Bay of Bengal off north Odisha­West Bengal coasts moved north-westwards and intensified into a deep depression over region and centred at 5.30 am on Wednesday. It lay centered over the region at 8.30 am south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal).last_img read more

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Students badly hit by shortage of buses

first_imgHyderabad: Due to less frequency of TSRTC buses in morning, students having route passes either have to wait for an RTC bus for hours or have to travel hanging over the footboard or windows of the bus holding on for their dear lives.Missing the bus and waiting for the next one is not an option, as reaching college is important for them and there is no information on the time of the arrival of the next bus. However, the students say it is a matter of compulsion for them as not taking the bus would mean having to shell out a lot of money on traveling by auto-rickshaw or by private buses despite having a bus pass. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us They also blame TSRTC officials for not running enough buses on busy routes in morning and evening peak hours.A student’s route pass costs around Rs 450 which is half of the price of a regular bus pass. However, the student pass is only valid in normal TSRTC buses and not in private buses. Speaking to The Hans India here on Monday, a senior official from the Traffic Police Department said, “Travelling on footboard is extremely dangerous as the commuters pose a risk for themselves as well as someone traveling on the road. He can be hit by another overtaking vehicle.” Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us “Most of the times, we have to turn a blind eye to footboard travel during college timings, as the students might get late for class or can be marked absent,” he added. “There are not enough buses on the major routes. The frequency is also poor, especially during morning and evening peak hours. There is a need for more buses on busy routes this way student won’t have to travel hanging on the footboard,” said Veeresh, a Law college student. “For a student attending his class and his attendance is very important which he can’t miss. Due to the less frequency of normal buses, students either have to miss his class waiting for a bus or has to risk his life and commute either way he is the one suffering,” said Abhilash, an Intermediate second year student.last_img read more

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Cyclone Fani to hit Tamil Nadu on Sunday heres all you need

first_imgCyclone Vardah devastated property in ChennaiIANSTamil Nadu is on red alert after the Indian Meteorological Department issued a notice that low-pressure is forming over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to turn into Cyclone Fani which will hit the state between April 30 and May 1.Chennai and many other parts of Tamil Nadu are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on Sunday and extremely heavy rainfall in isolated areas.Other parts of South India is also expected to receive rainfall, including Kerala where Idukki, Malappuram, Thrissur and Ernakulam, is expected to receive heavy rains on Monday, states The Times of India.The wind speeds over the Bay of Bengal, before hitting the Tamil Nadu coastline, will range from 30-50 kmph.The IMD had said on Thursday, “Heavy rainfall is likely to occur for sure on April 28 and 29 but it is too early to say whether it will rain in the south or north coastal area or in interior parts of the state because the system has not developed into a cyclone.”IMD Chennai’s director S Balachandran had said that while Chennai and neighbouring localities are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday, there may be changes.Other meteorologists called out the IMD for issuing a red alert. “It is wrong to call it a ‘red alert’. Warnings are issued under various colour codes to inform the district administration to be prepared or take action. Since extremely heavy rain is forecast, it was marked under red colour,” an official at the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) was quoted as saying by TOI.Pradeep John, who has a Facebook page known as Tamil Nadu Weatherman, explained the forecast in a post with an image. Facebook/Tamil Nadu WeathermanHe wrote, “Slowly consensus is coming in from all numerical weather models. The ridge building up will block the cyclone going away. So it has to be TN/SAP or fizzling out curving away in open seas. These are only two scenarios.””As the forecasted cyclone is expected to stall because of the ridge, this is going to dump lots and lots and lots of rains where ever it is going to cross and surrounding areas. Droughts to floods can happen in some areas if this going to cross Tamil Nadu. One more day needed to accurately say this is going to be for Tami Nadu. It is as of 60% favourable to Tamil Nadu. It’s always a thrill tracking these nature’s wonders/monsters. My heartbeats rises seeing each models runs (praying Tamil Nadu ku vanthudu). This cyclone if it crosses near Chennai, it will solve all our water problems and all our lakes will be filled up to the brim. Sadly it will be powerful, we need to sacrifice some of the trees for the water sake,” he added.last_img read more

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