Month: July 2019

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first_imgA disabled activist who was left “humiliated and violated” by the actions of a high-profile journalist who mocked a “safe space” used by disabled people at last week’s Labour conference has praised the decision to ban her from next year’s event.TalkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer has been told by the Labour party that she will not be welcome at next year’s party conference, following “multiple complaints” about her behaviour.Hartley-Brewer posted a video on social media (pictured) in which she could be seen sitting in the safe space – which was put aside for disabled people and others who needed a quiet area for impairment-related and other reasons – and then saying “boo” as a colleague with a camera enters the room.A sign on the door makes it clear that there is a serious purpose to the safe space, referring to “urgent medical treatment”, the party’s “safeguarding unit” and “safety or welfare” concerns, while information about the room was included in the accessibility information pages of the main conference guide.Hartley-Brewer argued that the sign did not make it clear that the room was “meant for people with autism and other disabilities” and has refused to apologise.This week she was still describing the room as “absurd”, even after being told repeatedly that it had been used by disabled people for impairment-related reasons, including by autistic people and those with anxiety.Rebecca*, the disabled Labour activist whose complaint led to Labour investigating Hartley-Brewer’s actions, told Disability News Service (DNS) that the decision to ban the journalist was “entirely appropriate”.She said: “I think it was quite clear she was going there with intent to cause distress and to paint herself as some kind of martyr when she got the inevitable backlash.“She still hasn’t apologised, so she’s not sorry, so she doesn’t deserve to be at the conference.”She said she was “still angry” about Hartley-Brewer’s actions.She added: “What it showed me is just how ignorant people are around these issues, especially when it comes to mental health, and just how much work needs to be done to get it anywhere with a parity of esteem with physical disability.”Rebecca, who is autistic, said she believed this ignorance could be linked to the social security reforms of successive Conservative-led governments and the “narrative they have spun” about disabled people, and the impact of that on disability hate crime.She said: “I think she’s one of those people who doesn’t believe in mental health or anxiety. We’re just snowflakes [to her].“It’s the ‘might is right’ attitude. She’s just a bully. You can guarantee that she was a bully in school. She’s just a deeply unpleasant individual.”She added: “Someone said on Twitter, ‘If you can’t handle it, you shouldn’t go’. Do they want all autistic people to be shut up and locked away in an asylum somewhere?”Rebecca said that discriminatory attitudes like this were “disgusting” and “sad”.She said it was “really important” to explain why such spaces were necessary, and she said they probably should be staffed by accessibility stewards to avoid such actions at future events.She said that having the quiet room at the conference had allowed her to continue to attend the event.  She said: “If I didn’t have that space I would have had a full-blown panic attack.”Such an attack can lead her to “physically seize up”, experience pins and needles in her hands, and temporarily lose the ability to speak.She said: “I’ve been picked up by ambulances [because of] the way I collapse.“If I hadn’t had that space I would probably have collapsed and possibly been taken in an ambulance or I might have taken myself back to the hotel, but I might not have been safe.“If I hadn’t had that space I think I would have been in real trouble that day.”A Labour spokeswoman said: “We pride ourselves on high standards of inclusivity and we do not tolerate abuse or discrimination.“We received multiple complaints about Julia Hartley-Brewer’s behaviour during conference, including from Disability Labour, and she caused considerable distress to vulnerable groups, including to delegates with conditions including Asperger’s, autism and anxiety disorders.“We reserve the right to decide who we accredit for our events. Julia Hartley-Brewer had no right to use our conference facilities to mock disabled people, so she will not be welcome next year.”Hartley-Brewer said on Twitter that the decision to ban a journalist for making what she said was a “joke” about Labour’s “absurd #SafeSpace” was “ridiculous and sinister”.TalkRADIO refused to comment on the incident or on Labour’s ban but instead directed DNS to a tweet sent out by Hartley-Brewer last week.In that tweet, she refused to apologise, although she said: “I’m told that this ‘safe space’ at Labour conference is meant for people with autism and other disabilities. The sign doesn’t say that.“For the avoidance of doubt, there was no intention to upset disabled people, but every intention to upset snowflakes. Hope that clarifies.”*Not her real name A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

Civil Suit Against Police Will Go to Trial in Fall 2018Civil Suit Against Police Will Go to Trial in Fall 2018

first_imgThe attorneys attributed the trial’s delay to their schedules. San Francisco Deputy City Attorney Sean Connolly, who is representing the officers, told Henderson that there are a “number of officer-involved shooting lawsuits pending in this court.”Adante Pointer, the civil rights attorney representing Gongora Pat’s family, is also currently representing the mother of  Mario Woods, the victim of another controversial police shooting that took place some five months before Gongora Pat’s death.“As you know from other officer involved shootings that have made it to court, it’s a very long road,” Pointer told the group of supporters after the hearing. Pointer and Connolly estimated that the civil trial will span a week. In the some 20 months leading up its start date, Pointer said that his office will be interviewing witnesses, reviewing videos, and getting “police practice experts” in order to prove that the shooting was “a murder that should not have taken place.”Pointer said that he anticipates a “lot of fights between here and then, between myself and the city, in trying to get information and do what we need to do.” During the hearing, Pointer said that there has been no discovery in the case, referring to a pre-trial procedure in which evidence can be obtained from the opposing side by way of interrogations or requests. The city, said Connolly, will not disclose any information until procedure for a protective order, meant to shield certain information from the public, has been agreed upon.“As many of you know police officers enjoy a lot of protections and legal shields that keep information from being made available to the public,” said Pointer. “I’m sure we will have a disagreement over how much information and which documents should even be protected.”Another obstacle is Henderson’s impending retirement.  The renowned civil rights lawyer and educator informed the attorneys during the hearing that he will step down in August and that his replacement will likely be assigned to the case at random. Henderson told Pointer and Connolly that he would consider a list of preferences for his replacement, and the attorneys discussed whether they would like to suggest U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins, who also presided over the Nieto civil case.Pointer said he hopes that whoever will ultimately sit on the bench will be a “fair judge who will actually allow the fact to come out and who will allow us to tell our story and will work to make sure that the process in and of itself is fair.”Civil Rights Attorney Adante Pointer addresses family and supporters of police shooting victim Luis Gongora Pat after court hearing. Alex Nieto’s parents, Refugio and Elvira, are to the right. Photo by Laura WaxmannAfter the hearing, several activists seeking police reform and accountability in the shooting inquired about the jury selection process and whether Gongora Pat’s life as an immigrant and homeless man in San Francisco would be an experience reflected by the jury’s makeup in an effort to prevent bias.“Will the jury pool be the same as in the Nieto case? What’s the geographic boundary?” David Carlos Salaverry, one of the founders of San Franciscans for Police Accountability, wanted to know. The Nieto family lost their civil trial after the jury in that case unanimously exonerated the four police officers involved:  Sergeant Jason Sawyer and officers Roger Morse, Richard Schiff and Nathan Chew. Pointer told the group that potential jurors will be pulled from cities in California’s Northern District, which stretches north to the Santa Rosa, south to San Jose and east to Pleasanton.On the day that Gongora Pat died, police were called to his encampment after receiving reports of a man armed with a knife by homeless outreach workers. Video footage that captured the shooting peripherally showed that the fatal encounter unfolded in less than a minute.Steger and Mellone first fired four rounds of non-lethal bean bag bullets followed by seven gunshots at Gongora Pat because they feared for their lives after the latter charged at them, swinging his knife.But the accounts of a number of eyewitnesses who said that Gongora Pat was sitting on the ground with the knife in his waistband dispute this narrative.  An autopsy report indicated that several of six bullets that killed Gongora Pat entered his body from behind.Since Gongora Pat’s death, activists have rallied for justice in his case and for police reform.On the upcoming anniversary of Gongora Pat’s death, activists are planning a protest march against “police terror in the sanctuary city,” said writer and activist Adriana Camarena.Carlos Poot Pat, the slain man’s cousin, called the day in court “sad.”“To hear that this will take so long…and not not knowing what will happen, is hard for us,” he said.John Visor (left) and Jose Gongora Pat, the younger brother of Luis Gongora Pat, stand in front of a memorial honoring the slain man on September 7. Photo by Laura Waxmann 0% A federal judge on Monday set October 22, 2018 as the trial date for a civil suit brought by the family of police shooting victim Luis Gongora Pat against the city and the two San Francisco police officers involved.The trial will come more than two years after the April 7, 2016 anniversary of the fatal encounter between Gongora Pat, a homeless man and immigrant from the Yucatan, and Sergeant Nate Steger and Officer Michael Mellone at a Shotwell Street homeless encampment. On Monday, more than a dozen people including advocates in the anti-police brutality movement and the parents of Alex Nieto, who was shot by police in 2014, gathered at the federal courthouse on 450 Golden Gate Ave. in a show of support for Gongora Pat’s family.During the hearing, presiding Federal Judge Thelton Henderson wondered why the trial date, which was mutually agreed on by the attorneys from both sides, had been set so far out for “an incident that took all of ten minutes.”center_img Tags: crimes • homeless • Luis Gongora • police • police shooting • shotwell street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Homeland security agents raid apartment on SFs Mission StHomeland security agents raid apartment on SFs Mission St

first_img Tags: crime • ICE • immigration Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Some 10 Department of Homeland Security agents descended on an apartment building between Mission Street between 18th and 19th Thursday morning to execute a federal search warrant, and took one Latino man, named Brian, into custody. The Homeland Security Investigations agents, outfitted in bulletproof vests, repeatedly said it was “not an immigration matter” and there were no collateral arrests — meaning no undocumented residents were taken into custody during the arrest of the suspect. It’s unclear if Brian is undocumented. One of the agents on the scene explained to a woman that her son was being transported to 450 Golden Gate Ave., a federal building downtown. The agents said the suspect could be out on bail in the next couple of days. The agents took his car and told his mother to bring her son’s passport. “That’s all he needs,” the agent said. Another agent on the scene told the woman that her son could have an initial court appearance today. 0%center_img One of the agents told the woman that her son tried to flee out of a back window of his apartment on Mission Street near 19th Street. “But he’s okay,” the agent said. Richard Rocha, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security’s San Francisco office, told Mission Local that he had no details on the arrest, but said that Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts operations every day throughout the city and “routinely executes criminal search and arrest warrants.” Rocha said that these operations are not about a person’s immigration status, but abut enforcing 400 criminal statutes. According to its website, the federal agency is tasked with investigating “cross-border criminal activity.”By around 10 a.m., agents were filtering in and out of a small entrance at the suspect’s apartment. Dogs barked from inside the entrance, and the mother continued to ask in Spanish, “How much longer?”The agent unloaded equipment out of unmarked cars — a dirty and beat-up minivan and SUV. “I have never seen anything like this,” said a 27-year-old man named Omar, who said he was a resident of the building and the cousin of the man who was taken into custody. “I have no idea what’s going on.” He said he rushed over after he got a call from his aunt, the mother of the man taken who was arrested.He said around six people live in the building, in about four rooms. Agents on the scene said the search warrant would take hours.“It’s really messed up and she (the mother) doesn’t know what’s going on,” said Leticia Arce, an employee with Causa Justa, a housing rights organization, who was translating for the woman. “It’s important to at least have someone speaking Spanish for her.” The mother declined to talk to reporters. last_img read more

FOLLOWING enquiries from many disabled spectatorsFOLLOWING enquiries from many disabled spectators

first_imgFOLLOWING enquiries from many disabled spectators Saints have re-visited the disabled car parking policy at Widnes.Spaces are still limited but the policy now will be:There are eight spaces on the Main Car Park, the car park steward will have eight passes for each game and as people arrive the passes will be handed out to people who are in wheelchairs and people who cannot walk more than a few yards unaided ONLY.This is on a first come first served basis.In addition, there are facilities at the rear of the East Stand for disabled parking. There are 12spaces, and an additional three which are reserved for the Community Transport Buses. The same criteria apply and is on a first come first served basis.The East Stand is accessed via Naughton Road which is off Cameron Road.last_img

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first_imgSAINTS collar sponsors, OD’s Designer Clothing, have been shortlisted in this year’s Drapers Independent Awards.They have been nominated for four gongs in the magazine’s annual awards – menswear independent of the year, best store design, premium fashion independent of the year and young fashion independent of the year.Store owner Chris O’Dea said: “It is great to be nominated but I am more pleased for the staff as it is great recognition of their hard work and the hours they put in too.“The nominations show there is a thriving independent store in St Helens and an outlet that attracts people from outside the area.“It would be great to win as it would show the independent sector in the town centre can thrive. It would be great recognition for the town too as the awards celebrate the best the country has to offer.“We have a world class rugby league team in St Helens and an award would show there is a world class shopping experience too.”OD’s have been partners of the Saints for a number of years and have been on both the home and away shirts for two seasons.They recently opened their menswear store in Barrow Street and have an outlet specialising in womenswear and children’s clothing on Cotham Street too.Their online store is also very popular and they offer discounts for Saints fans.Drapers Independent Awards take place on Thursday, November 7 at the Waldorf Hilton in London.Dave Hutchinson, Head of Sales and Marketing at Saints said: “It’s great that one of our partners has been recognised for their innovative approach to retail and store design.“Their new outlet in Barrow Street is cutting edge and is an example to all independent businesses in how hard work and dedication can reap rewards.“We wish them all the best in November when I’m sure they will do St Helens proud.”last_img read more

GREG Richards may only be 21 but he has a whole hoGREG Richards may only be 21 but he has a whole ho

first_imgGREG Richards may only be 21 but he has a whole host of experience under his belt.He’s played 64 games – with a Grand Final winner’s medal to boot – and he’s also been part of Saints resurgence in recent weeks.The Cumbrian has been starting games and that is allowing Keiron Cunningham’s side to get great go forward from the off.“I wouldn’t say I’m established in the team as I still feel young in a talented side,” he said. “I am around the right people who will get me to where I want to go.“There are a lot of young forwards here and you cannot afford to slip up or drop off. There are lads breathing down your neck at training if you have a bad game – and from the Academy too.“I try and do my job as well as I can and as a collective we are playing well at the minute.“We’re still a long way off before Old Trafford but we have every chance of doing that.“The focus is on the here and now.”Tickets for the clash are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.For details of hospitality packages for this game, click here.last_img read more


first_imgFor just £1 you can win A BIG CASH PRIZE, a framed signed squad list, or one of two photos signed by Saints number 10 Luke Thompson!To be in with a chance of winning simply seek out one of our sellers in their bright yellow t-shirts near the turnstiles or in the hospitality areas.At our match against London Broncos Mr. O’Toole from Eccleston won a Cash Prize of nearly £550.00!!!!!Another big cash prize is anticipated at half-time during the Hull KR match tonight so for just £1 per ticket you could be our next lucky winner.You have got to be in it to win it! Seek out a seller and join the Cash Dash!If you are a lucky winner please contact the Lottery Office on (01744) 455070.last_img

New Hanover County NAACP holds 14th annual MLK BreakfastNew Hanover County NAACP holds 14th annual MLK Breakfast

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For many in Wilmington, this weekend was all about celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.This year’s MLK Breakfast was served bright and early Saturday at the DREAMS Center.- Advertisement – This is the 14th year that the New Hanover County NAACP has put on the breakfast, which was sold out.Reggie Shuford, the executive director of the Pennsylvania ACLU, was the guest speaker.Shuford is a Wilmington native and was one of the first African American graduates of Cape Fear Academy.Related Article: Lane closures start next week for section of MLK Parkway in WilmingtonWe spoke with one young woman, Shay Webb, who said Dr. King’s dream was alive at this event.“We all come from different ways of life but we’re still here for the same cause and that’s to see that Dr. King’s dream is still coming true. He had a dream, we’re living that dream, and that’s the whole purpose of it,” said Webb, who is the assistant chair for New Hanover County NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics).All proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support local NAACP youth programs.last_img read more

Living shoreline prevents erosion promotes educationLiving shoreline prevents erosion promotes education

first_imgSUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Thursday morning, volunteers began constructing a 60-foot-long living shoreline in Sunset Beach.It’s a partnership between the town and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, thanks to a $35,000 grant from Duke Energy.- Advertisement – “The living shoreline is meant to help provide shoreline protection to the park, but also provide important habitats like oyster reef and salt marsh, which provide valuable water quality and ecosystem benefits for our estuaries,” said Coastal Federation Education Coordinator Ted Wilgis.Wilgis says unlike a concrete seawall or other hard structure, a living shoreline is made up of rocks and oyster shells. It blocks waves, and will grow larger over time.He says in addition to being a restoration effort, it’s an opportunity to educate the community, including students from Ashley High School’s Marine Science Academy.Related Article: Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium summer schedule“Whether they become marine biologists or whether they become attorneys or town leaders, if they’ve got that knowledge and ownership and stewardship of the coastal environment and the marine environment, they can apply that in their jobs,” said Wilgis.Marine Science Academy student Samuel Hagestrom says they talk in the classroom about how living shorelines are used, so it’s nice to get first hand experience.Explanation of a living shoreline (Source: NOAA)“It affects everyone, and specifically us as coastal communities. We really have to give a hands-on approach to some of the issues that are going on. And this is a perfect example of that,” said Hagestrom.The Duke Energy grant is part of a $10 million multi-year plan to improve water quality, quantity, and conservation in the Carolinas.last_img read more

Darren Debono asked to collaborate with the US Embassy in MaltaDarren Debono asked to collaborate with the US Embassy in Malta

first_imgAlleged smuggler Darren Debono met with the Naval Attaché within the United States Embassy in Malta. This meeting was set to lobby for the removal of the sanctions against his vessels and other personal assets from the office controlling foreign assets.Debono, who is a former football player, was asked to collaborate with the embassy by providing information on Mediterranean smuggling networks.Darren Debono and Gordon Debono have asked the Courts not to allow the authorities to issue further sanctions against them. Gordon Debono is also being accused of involvement in a contraband ring by the Italian police.Italian authorities seize €55m in assets in fuel smuggling operationThe Maltese attempt to issue UN sanctions against the two, was vetoed by the Russian Federation, one of the five permanent members at the UN’s Security Council. More UN revelations about fuel smuggling off MaltaIn a questionnaire, Darren Debono was asked to unveil drug trafficking syndicates, his clients and how the vessels’ crew are paid.In an affidavit, the former footballer declared that the attaché also asked him to reveal what he knew about the request for the replenishing of fuel to war vessels made by the Russian government to Maltese authorities and Malta’s refusal to abide by the demand.Darren Debono also declared that he is being threatened and used as a scapegoat.WhatsApp SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Mobile users in Nigeria loyal to their networksMobile users in Nigeria loyal to their networks

first_imgAdvertisement  InMobi said that even if close to 32 percent of mobile subscribers remain loyal to their operators all time, a staggering 55 percent  would switch operators if a better offer promising cheaper calling rates was launched.Frustration with mobile networks was the driver for subscribers switching networks. Some 51 percent of respondents cited better data network quality and coverage, followed closely by better value with 24 percent.  At the moment, 13 percent of respondents were frustrated with high prices, 12 percent with limited data coverage and 9 percent with customer service. Hidden charges, limited voice coverage and dropped calls. – Advertisement – Moses Kemibaro, Sales Director for InMobi Africa said: “As the mobile landscape becomes more accessible and more people tap into it, people are also looking for better handsets. This benefits everyone in the long term, as content rich mobile applications engage consumers for brands and businesses.”InMobi believes that attracting subscribers is imperative to maintaining a solid base and looking at options such as bonus free data and talk time is key to keeping subscribers happy as 62 percent of both loyal and high risk customers want bonus free data.InMobi last year August acquired leading HTML5 authoring platform Sprout, which is helping the research firm offer mobile rich media to creative agencies and brands in over 165 countries.Nigeria’s phone lines recently clocked over 100 million, with 90 percent of them mobile — making the country top on the continent with the highest number of mobile subscribers. The country has four top mobile subscribers dominating while 17 fixed line telecom operators share the remaining of the phone lines.With its numbers Nigeria is a ripe market for mobile ads, InMobi’s field of specialisation.InMobi believes mobile ads play an important role in raising awareness and influencing decisions, with 40 percent of respondents indicating that ads on telecom offers and products increased awareness, and 38 percent saying that it actually influenced their purchase habits.In statement, Kemibaro said the InMobi looked for ways cellular networks can use to attract new consumers already hooked by their competitors but somehow in need of better services.The subscribers interviewed were interested in being provided with better deals to stick on one network as friends and family, better customer service, pricing packages which are easier to understand and better voice network quality and coverage.The firm surveyed over 1600 Nigerians across the country to determine how Nigerian mobile operators retain their loyal subscribers.Source: Human IPOlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S4 explodes Burns Down An Apartment in Hong KongSamsung Galaxy S4 explodes Burns Down An Apartment in Hong Kong

first_imgAdvertisement A couple in Hong Kong suffered minor injuries after a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone allegedly burst into flames and set a house on fire.Chinese website reports that a man named Du was playing a game on his Galaxy S4 when it exploded into flames, causing him to throw his phone, which landed on his couch, after which the device exploded and eventually the fire spread to the entire house.The report further suggests that the man was using a genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone and other accessories like charger and battery. The man also claims that the fire spread to his car as well. – Advertisement – Samsung Hong Kong has announced that it will be looking into the matter, and a chemical analysis of the charred remains should establish if it really came from a Samsung factory, as per the report.[related-posts]Recently, Apple was in news as two similar incidents surfaced that claimed one life and injured another person. Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old woman from China’s western Xinjiang region was electrocuted when she answered a call while her iPhone was getting charged. However, later it was reported that the woman may have been using a ‘fake’ charger.Technology experts in China had then issued a warning about ‘fake’ chargers that are apparently rampant in use across the country. “Knockoff chargers sometimes cut corners,” Xiang Ligang, a telecommunications expert reportedly told Chinese television. “The quality of the capacitor and circuit protector may not be good, and this may lead to the capacitor breaking down and sending 220 volts of electricity directly into the cell phone battery.”Credit: NDTVlast_img read more

Uganda Hosts Regional Meeting on Cybercrime PreventionUganda Hosts Regional Meeting on Cybercrime Prevention

first_imgAdvertisement NITA-U Executive Director James Saaka and Director of Information Security Peter KahiigiUganda government, through NITA-U together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) is holding the EAC Regional Meeting on‘Preventing and Combating Cybercrime’ on 27th and 28th May 2014.The aim of this meeting is to develop initiatives that will be used effectively across the East African Community and further build the countries’ capacity to prevent and combat cybercrime and thereby strengthen the ICT legal and regulatory environment through the exchange of knowledge and expertise. The meeting has brought together senior government officials, key stakeholders from Member States of the EAC, as well as the representatives of the relevant organisations and will officially be opened by Minister of ICT, Hon. John Nasasira.Child Online Protection is a challenge faced in the country today due to the increased access and usage of internet. In this regard the National Information Security Strategy aims to protect children from the possible dangers and risks of the internet. – Advertisement – The meeting is also discussing measures that will assist Uganda in building capacity to prevent and combat cybercrime and thereby strengthen the ICT legal and regulatory environment. These include developing awareness of legislation, development and implementation of a framework and/or mechanisms for strengthened regional and international cooperation, building university partnerships, preventing misuse of mobile money systems, and implementing appropriate network architecture and cyber security standards among others.National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has taken lead in the development of the National Information Security Strategy which aims at addressing challenges that are envisaged in this era of technological advancement.last_img read more

Prisma on iOS Now Supports VideosPrisma on iOS Now Supports Videos

first_imgAdvertisement Prisma finally announces support for videos, starting with its iOS app. Just like with images, the app of filters on videos is also supported offline through the app. The app is able to process 15-second videos and allows you to apply 9 different filters currently and most importantly, the duration of processing these videos will depend on your device.To-date, the app transforms pictures using styles of famous artists like Munk, Picasso, and today one will also be able to create beautiful animations using the various filters on 15-second video clips.The developers of the app, are working towards the addition of more filters and also expected to make the feature available for the Android app.[related-posts]last_img


first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 27 October2.05 AintreeEly Brown 7/2 > 7/42.55 WincantonHighland Lodge 5/1 > 9/43.15 AintreeMunsaab 5/1 > 4/13.50 AintreeRoyal Regatta 9/2 > 3/14.05 WincantonGlobal Warming 4/1 > 11/44.35 WincantonSleeping City 9/1 > 9/2FOOTBALLSunderland weak against Newcastlelast_img

Chelsea to cancel out early Man City table moveChelsea to cancel out early Man City table move

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the end, it was a good result for Man City in the early kick off against Hull.Whilst City were long odds on to win the match, after just 10 minutes it wasn’t looking so straightforward when captain Vincent Kompany was sent off.They have closed the gap to six points on leaders Chelsea but have two games in hand. At the moment it’s Man City who have the better goal difference. I wonder how important THAT will prove at the end of the season?It’s fairly likely that Chelsea will not only win today – but also improve their own goal difference figures. After all, it’s usually a fixture that produces plenty of goals and sometimes a hell of a lot of them. Chelsea have beaten Villa 8-0 and 7-1 in recent seasons, although in fairness to Villa those wins came at Stamford Bridge.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Aug 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-1 Aston VillaMay 2013 Premier Aston Villa 1-2 ChelseaDec 2012 Premier Chelsea 8-0 Aston VillaMar 2012 Premier Aston Villa 2-4 ChelseaDec 2011 Premier Chelsea 1-3 Aston VillaJan 2011 Premier Chelsea 3-3 Aston VillaOct 2010 Premier Aston Villa 0-0 ChelseaApr 2010 FA Cup Aston Villa 0-3 ChelseaMar 2010 Premier Chelsea 7-1 Aston VillaOct 2009 Premier Aston Villa 2-1 ChelseaChelsea are now unbeaten in their last 14 league matches, taking 36 points out of a possible 42 (W11, D3) and Mourinho’s claims that Man City are in a better position because of their three games in hand is frankly ludicrous.Villa come into this on the back of a 4-1 victory over Norwich last weekend and might offer early resistance but Chelsea should prove too strong in the end.DRAW / CHELSEA at around 3/1 with Star Sports is interesting on the HT/FT market but my main bet is Chelsea (-1) on the three way handicap at around 6/4.RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-10 points)10 points CHELSEA (-1) on the three way handicap at around 6/4 with Star Sports5 points DRAW / CHELSEA at around 3/1 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (MARCH): LOSS 25.00 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 45.03 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more


first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 31 MayRACING1.55 NewmarketRichard Pankhurst 7/1 > 100/302.25 NewmarketHeartbreak Hero 13/2 > 3/14.05 NewmarketWater Queen 9/4 > 11/84.50 ChesterOld Town Boy 7/1 > 4/16.40 NewburyBirdie Must Fly 10/1 > 4/1What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img

STAR PREVIEW Juventus v Real MadridSTAR PREVIEW Juventus v Real Madrid

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Star Sports odds narrowly favour Real Madrid but surely the Champions League Final in Cardiff tonight is a coin flip?The two giants of Italy and Spain are closely matched on their head to head record. From 18 previous encounters Juventus and Real Madrid have eight wins each and two draws. See what I mean about the coin flip?The ‘Old Lady’ are second to none defensively (conceded only one goal in six knock out ties), are unbeaten in the whole tournament and could easily frustrate the holders Real Madrid who like to attack.Real Madrid have scored in every single one of their 12 games in the Champions League this season (32 goals, most prolific attack) but have also kept only one clean sheet, against Atlético Madrid in the semi-final first leg (3-0).Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has opted to start the in-form Isco with Gareth Bale on the bench.Bale has not played since 23 April but is fit, while Isco has scored five goals in his last eight games.Juventus v Real MadridUEFA Champions League Final19:45 BT Sport Showcase HD / BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)May 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 1-1 JuventusMay 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Juventus 2-1 Real MadridNov 2013 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Juventus 2-2 Real MadridOct 2013 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 2-1 JuventusNov 2008 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 0-2 JuventusOct 2008 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Juventus 2-1 Real MadridMar 2005 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Juventus 2-0 Real MadridFeb 2005 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 1-0 JuventusMay 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Juventus 3-1 Real MadridMay 2003 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 2-1 JuventusSTARTING XIJuventus1 Buffon15 Barzagli19 Bonucci3 Chiellini12 Alex Sandro5 Pjanic6 Khedira23 Dani Alves21 Dybala17 Mandzukic9 HiguaínReal Madrid1 Navas2 Carvajal5 Varane4 Ramos12 Marcelo8 Kroos14 Casemiro19 Modric22 Isco9 Benzema7 RonaldoDesperately hard to choose but I have a belief that Italian football in general might be just a bit better than the Spanish variety this season and in the coin-flip am happy to be backing Juventus at 2/1 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK JUVENTUS 12 points at around 2/1 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: -66.07 pointslast_img read more

Who Killed the Electric Car director to speak at Baker Institute SeptWho Killed the Electric Car director to speak at Baker Institute Sept

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: ‘Who Killed the Electric Car?’ director to speak at Baker Institute Sept. 21Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine, director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?”, will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 21. The lecture is free and open to the public.Paine will describe the behind-the-scenes making of the groundbreaking 2006 film and trace how his group evolved from activism to cinema. He will also talk about the history and potential role for electric cars, as well as preview his upcoming documentary.Paine previously served as executive producer on the documentary “Faster,” with Ewan McGregor, about the world’s fastest motorcycle race, and “No Maps For These Territories,” about science fiction writer William Gibson. He also produced for the MTV series “BUZZ” and assisted writer Michael Tolkin on the feature film “The Player.” Paine studied documentaries with Jon Else at Stanford University and theater at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. He received his degree in international relations from Colgate University.Paine’s appearance is part of the Shell Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to  Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more