Les élèves et les écoles profiteront de Google Apps for Education

first_imgUne suite d’applications bien connues facilitera l’accès à l’éducation et la collaboration pour les élèves et les éducateurs. La suite Google Apps for Education, qui comprend des applications comme Gmail et Google Drive, sera mise à l’essai dans les conseils scolaires de la province en appui au Plan d’action en matière d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse. La suite d’applications permettra aux élèves de collaborer, d’échanger des fichiers et d’avoir accès à ces fichiers partout et en tout temps, sur n’importe quel appareil branché à Internet, et ce par le truchement du stockage en nuage. « La suite Google Apps for Education offre aux élèves un milieu d’apprentissage ultramoderne qui met l’accent sur les besoins des élèves, indique la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Karen Casey. À mesure que l’utilisation de la suite se répandra, peu importe où ils sont ou quel appareil ils utilisent, les élèves auront accès à ces outils, et ce sans frais supplémentaires pour eux ou pour leurs parents. « Voilà un exemple de la manière dont nous pouvons faire nôtres les nouvelles tendances en matière de technologie et nous en servir pour soutenir notre plan d’action destiné à créer un meilleur système d’éducation en Nouvelle-Écosse. » « Nous voulons que les éducateurs et les élèves qui utilisent la suite Google Apps for Education puissent se concentrer sur l’expérience d’apprentissage et non pas sur la technologie qui l’alimente, indique Jaime Casap, évangéliste, Éducation mondiale, chez Google. Le ministère de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance de la Nouvelle-Écosse a très bien compris cette notion et nous sommes ravis qu’il se joigne aux plus de 40 millions d’utilisateurs de par le monde qui utilisent déjà Google App for Education. L’utilisation des applications Gmail, Drive (Documents, Feuilles de calcul, Présentations, Formulaires et Dessin), Sites, Agenda, Contacts et Groupes a été approuvée et tous les conseils scolaires de la province se serviront de ces applications. Chaque conseil scolaire déterminera quand et comment les applications seront mises à la disposition des élèves, des éducateurs et du personnel du conseil scolaire.« Je suis très enthousiasmé par Google Apps for Education, de dire Brad MacNeil, chef de projet au conseil scolaire régional Cape Breton-Victoria. Les possibilités d’échange et de collaboration changeront la donne dans nos salles de classe. C’est là un grand pas en avant. » Environ 40 écoles participent au projet pilote, qui a démarré ce mois-ci et qui se poursuivra sur une période de 30 à 90 jours, tout dépendant des réactions et des plans de mise en œuvre des conseils scolaires. Le système scolaire public de la Nouvelle-Écosse aura son propre domaine pour bien administrer les utilisateurs et s’occuper des questions de sécurité et de protection des renseignements personnels.last_img read more

Antidiscrimination organization wants to map offenders with hate atlas

first_imgVANCOUVER — An advocacy organization says it wants to map hatred and discrimination across Canada in a move that is prompting warnings of caution from one civil liberties group.The Vancouver-based Morgane Oger Foundation has issued a call for volunteers to help build the Canadian Atlas of Populist Extremism, to be known as CAPE.Founder Morgane Oger said the mapping tool would tie together extremist groups and people regularly associated with them, and also map incidents involving hate across Canada.The idea is to shed light on how hatred is propagated, she said, while being mindful that allegations can’t be tossed out willy-nilly.“We can’t say someone is a murderer unless they are in fact a murderer, but maybe it would be interesting to see it’s always the same dozen people who are doing anti-trans advocacy in the (B.C.) Interior or the white supremacy groups are working with each other,” said Oger, a former provincial NDP candidate and a member of the party’s executive.Oger said the project is in its infancy and the foundation has not yet determined exactly what types of actions, groups or individuals would be documented, but it believes the data could be useful to academics, law enforcement and others.It could include a rating system to categorize incidents by severity, she said, giving hate-motivated murders and discriminatory graffiti as examples that would receive different grades.Other groups have tackled similar projects. The Canadian Anti-Hate Network, based in Toronto, says its mandate is to monitor, research and counter hate groups by providing education and information on them to the public, media, researchers, courts, law enforcement and community groups.The Southern Poverty Law Center in the United States has a “hate map,” which lists 1,020 groups. They include 51 Ku Klux Klan chapters, 49 anti-LGBT groups, 11 radical traditional Catholic groups and a combined 412 black and white nationalist groups.The centre doesn’t list individuals, only organizations, and uses a similar definition to the FBI for them. The law centre defines a hate group as “an organization that — based on its official statements or principles, the statements of its leaders, or its activities — has beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”Micheal Vonn of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association said the CAPE project may be helpful, legal and serve as a positive research tool.But she warned that there could be privacy issues involved in posting individuals’ information online and said it’s important to distinguish between actual hate from differing opinions on certain topics.“All kinds of things that people think are hateful constitute genuine political speech,” she said, adding that knowing if someone is against an immigration policy isn’t enough information to conclude they are racist, for example.Until the foundation lands on a specific model, it’s unclear if there would be any issues around rights, she said.But she said it’s also worth asking if a map would contribute to healthy political discourse and warned against too loose of a definition of “association.” In a healthy democracy, groups with opposing views should be able to attend one another’s events without being painted with the same brush because it could help build dialogue and understanding.While governments and governing players are expected to be transparent, we have different standards for individual citizens, she said.“We don’t ask citizens to be transparent because we’re sovereign. It’s the state that is supposed to be transparent to us,” she said.Oger said the mapping project is still in its infancy and the organization has not yet decided how much information to make public but it does not want to encourage violence in any form.She pointed to Statistics Canada figures that show a rise in police-reported hate crimes. After steady but relatively small increases since 2014, hate crime reported by police rose sharply in 2017 to 2,073, up 47 per cent over the previous year and largely due to an increase in hate-related property crimes, StatCan says.Higher numbers were seen across most types of hate crime, with incidents targeting the Muslim, Jewish and black populations accounting for most of the national increase. The increases were seen largely in Ontario and Quebec.Police-reported hate crimes refer to criminal incidents that police investigations conclude were motivated by hatred toward an identifiable group.According to a 2014 StatCan survey, Canadians self-reported being the victim of more than 330,000 criminal incidents that they perceived as being motivated by hate but two thirds were not reported to police.Amy Smart, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN relocates more than 2000 refugees in Chad threatened by rains

“The rains are already slowing the operation, with convoys increasingly having to cross rain-swollen wadis (dry riverbeds),” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva today. “However, we have been able to move people every day since the beginning of the operation and we hope to finalize the movements within the next two to three weeks.”UNHCR plans to relocate the refugees, mostly women and children, who have been living in makeshift settlements on the Chadian side of the remote border since fleeing unrest last month, to an existing camp at Amboko where humanitarian assistance can be more easily provided.Amboko already hosts 13,000 CAR refugees who fled after a military coup in 2003, but it can accommodate up to 27,000 people. At the camp, the new arrivals are provided with UN World Food Programme (WFP) food rations, including beans, sorghum, oil and sugar, as well as with UNHCR relief items such as mats, jerry cans and kitchen utensils.Chad is also hosting more than 200,000 Sudanese refugees from the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan who are currently housed in 12 camps in the eastern part of the country. read more

Mens Volleyball No 3 Ohio State sweeps Saint Francis 30

Junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen bumps the ball during the NCAA national championship game on Saturday. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe No. 3 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (3-2) only needed three sets to sweep Saint Francis  (4-4) at St. John Arena Thursday night.Though the Buckeyes struggled with serves throughout the match, with nine service errors per set, their advantage in kills and blocks gave them enough of an edge for a quick night. Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson said knowing what the team needs strategically during service is a learning process.“Do we stay aggressive? Do we make sure to just get one in and then play defense? We want to be an aggressive team and we’re going to try to have them practice that way,” Hanson said. “Sometimes we’re just going to get a lot of errors.”The Buckeyes began the match with strong, consistent hitting from redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes, redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson and senior outside hitter Maxime Hervoir, winning the set 25-23. Despite having a strong net presence and half as many service errors as Ohio State, Saint Francis struggled to fight off the Buckeyes. Ohio State had nine service errors in the first set, but made up for the serving issues with 13 digs and 15 kills.“We serve our hardest and it goes up and down,” Hanes said. “But when it’s in, we get teams out of system; it helps our defense out.”Fresh off their first-set win, the Buckeyes came out swinging in the second set, winning 25-21 with a hitting percentage of .609. Saint Francis was not far behind, hitting .500, however the defensive effort was not there like it was in the first half. The Red Flash could only muster six digs, rather than its first-set 15, as Leeson carried the Buckeyes with three powerful hits from the middle.The third set started slowly for the Buckeyes compared to the previous two. Saint Francis kept the lead until the teams were tied at 15, before Ohio State pulled ahead by two. But Saint Francis quickly caught up and the two teams went back-and-forth until the Buckeyes had a four-point run at the end of the set to win the match. Senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen contributed six kills to the Buckeyes’ 25 points.Hanes played an exceptional game, leading both teams with 19 kills. Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas led the match with 39 assists. read more

One dead and four critically ill after taking MDMA

first_imgPolice are warning anyone who was taken the drug to seek immediate medical attentionCredit:PA Police are warning anyone who was taken the drug to seek immediate medical attention “His death comes as four others are in a critical condition after a total number of 11 were hospitalised over the weekend after taking the drug.“This is incredibly worrying and, with our colleagues from the NHS, we are doing all that we can to warn people against taking the drug and help those who may have taken it.“So please, if you believe that you or somebody you know has taken the drug and begins showing symptoms then get yourselves to the hospital immediately. Ch Supt Neil Evans, Territorial Commander for Oldham, Rochdale & Tameside said: “Sadly a man has now died as a result of taking what we believe is an MDMA-based drug.  One man has died and four others are in a critical condition after taking the drug MDMA over the weekend, Greater Manchester Police have said.Ten people had to be admitted to hospital over the weekend after falling ill as a result of taking what is believed to have been a form of the drug known locally as ‘pink champagne’ or ‘magic’.Police said one 26-year-old man from Rochdale had died, while four others were receiving treatment in intensive care.One other person remains in a stable condition, while three people who received treatment have since been released from hospital.Police are warning people in the area to beware of the drug which is thought to come in a crystal form and is described as being ‘highly potent’.They have also advised anyone who may have taken the drug to seek immediate medical attention.A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs but has since been released under investigation.A number of local drug users told detectives they had not seen or heard of the substance before and medical professionals are said to be extremely concerned about its effects. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We have a full team working on the police investigation and we are appealing for anyone with any information about where this drug is coming from to get in touch as soon as possible.  “An urgent line of inquiry is to understand exactly what the substance taken is and steps are being taken in that regard.”“I would like to reiterate the dangers of taking this or any recreational drug. We have sadly had one person tragically die as a result of taking MDMA this weekend and others are fighting for their lives.”We will be supporting their devastated families, I hope we don’t have to support even more families, cases like this are ones that we always hope we don’t have to deal with.”last_img read more

CDB funded sea river defence works to progress this year

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) funded US$30.9M Sea and River Defence Resilience project which was launched in 2016, will advance this year, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).Kevin Samad, Chief Sea and River Defence OfficerThe project is expected to provide for the reconstruction and improvement of approximately 5.4 km of sea and river defences in eight critical areas, in Regions Two, Three, Four and Six.In an interview with the DPI, Chief Sea and River Defence Officer, Kevin Samad said at the end of 2017 contracts were awarded for two Lots of works, under the programme.He explained that Lot One caters for work along the Johanna Cecelia, Essequibo Coast and at Success and Endeavour, Leguan Island. Lot Two, however, caters for work at Crane, West Coast Demerara which will see 1200 meters of riprap construction being installed. Currently, rehabilitative works have commenced and are ongoing at Crane.According to Samad, a database has been established containing all the critical areas identified for upgrades. Some of these include Zeelandia, Belle Plaine and Leguan in Essequibo, Canefield and Crabwood Creek in Berbice and areas on the West and East Bank Demerara. These projects will run concurrently with other programmes catered for in the 2018 budget which are nationally funded, DPI reported.“In 2018, we have a budgeted approval of G$1.3B from which G$900M will go towards capital works and G$400M for maintenance. Its capital budget is smaller than 2017 allocation which is because the CDB US$30M programme is currently on stream. But we have an increase in the maintenance budget, which is a key element in extending the life of existing structure. At this point, we have already tendered works under the capital programme and we expect works to commence by the end of February 2018,” Samad underlined.Given that most of Guyana’s population resides in communities that lie below sea level, proper sea and river defence structures remain critical. Samad noted that over the years, it has been a challenge to maintain or preserve the mangroves vegetation. It is especially challenging with the advent of various illegal activities such as cattle rearing and cutting of mangroves for various reasons.Nevertheless, “we are aware of the impacts of climate change and sea level rise and we have factored in sea level rise in our designs of all coastal and riverain structures,” the Sea and River Defence Officer explained. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRuimzeight sea defence work will not jeopardize livelihoods – Chief Sea and River Defence OfficerJanuary 31, 2018In “latest news”Dislodged seawall barriers replaced – MPIOctober 9, 2017In “latest news”$460M approved for emergency works on Mahaicony Sea DefenceAugust 6, 2019In “Business” read more

Technical competence of GAFDD formally recognized with accreditation GMSA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGA-FDD laboratories receive accreditationJuly 12, 2018In “Business”New complex for Food, Drug DepartmentDecember 21, 2016In “Health”Food & Drug advises against purchasing ‘Dost patent barley’May 15, 2017In “Business” GMSA President Shyam NoktaThe Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Ltd. (GMSA) on Monday extended congratulations to The Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) on achieving the Certification (Award) of Accreditation in conformance with the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for its four laboratories, from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC).The GMSA, in a statement, posited that this milestone achievement provides formal recognition of the technical competence of the GA-FDD laboratories to carry out testing relevant to the local food sector. GA-FDD Director Marlan Cole“The results generated from the testing and analysis of its laboratories will now be internationally recognized and accepted being backed by the authority that the ISO 17025 accreditation provides. This is a boost to Guyana’s agro-processing industry which can now confidently present results from GA-FDD testing and analysis as it seeks to access and maintain international markets” said the GMSA. Moreover, the Association explained that the accreditation also provides confidence to consumers with respect to the GA-FDD’s ability to monitor the quality of foods and food ingredients, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices traded locally, including those imported.In outlining the uniqueness of the accreditation, the GMSA further noted that “the GA-FDD Laboratories are the only public sector entities in the region that are so accredited – and commends the GA-FDD on its vision and industry in securing this accreditation.”The GMSA says it is confident that the GA-FDD is now better equipped to continue to execute its mandate of protecting consumers from substandard food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices and to facilitate both local and international trade. read more

Vega le 1er tir de la fusée depuis Kourou reporté

first_imgVega : le 1er tir de la fusée depuis Kourou reportéInitialement prévu le 9 février, le premier vol de la petite fusée européenne Vega depuis le centre spatial guyanais (CSG) de Kourou a été reporté au 13 février. Le nouveau lanceur léger aura pour mission de placer neuf satellites en orbite.Le premier tir de la fusée européenne Vega devrait avoir lieu le 13 février. A l’origine prévu pour le 9, il a en effet été retardé, annonce l’Agence spatiale européenne dans un communiqué (lien non disponible). Lors de ce vol inaugural, baptisé VV01 (VV pour Vol Vega), le nouveau lanceur léger de l’ESA aura pour mission de placer neuf satellites en orbite.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreSon décollage depuis le centre spatial guyanais de Kourou, est prévu dans une fenêtre de lancement de deux heures, entre 10h00 et 12h00 GMT. Cette première mission “marque le point culminant de neuf années de développement par l’ESA et ses partenaires, l’agence spatiale italienne (ASI) et ELV SpA” souligne l’agence spatiale avant de rappeler que ce programme est soutenu par sept pays membres de l’ESA, la Belgique, la France, l’Italie, les Pays-Bas, l’Espagne, la Suède et la Suisse.Le petit lanceur permet de placer en orbite basse une charge utile pouvant atteindre 2,3 tonnes et 1,5 tonnes sur une orbite polaire de 700 kilomètres. Une nouvelle capacité qui viendra compléter la flotte de fusées déjà disponibles en Guyane : le véhicule lourd Ariane 5, et le lanceur moyenne Soyouz, mis en service en octobre dernier.Le 4 février 2012 à 10:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

OPPOSITION SAYS PREMIER IS OUT OF TOUCH FORCING BLACK MARKET BUSINESSES

first_img Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Related Items:country poverty assessment, house of assembly, payroll tax, Pdm, pnp, premier rufus ewing, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2014 – The Premier, Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing still wanted to hit workers of the country with that Payroll Tax… he said so in the House of Assembly; perhaps making light, perhaps not: that imagine how much better the report would have been if we had gotten the payroll tax… some to Magnetic Media were shocked that while remarking on an $18.4 million dollar surplus, and with the cost of living so high and so hard for still so many; there would be that comment… with the Opposition holding a press conference Monday; we asked them their take on that remark. “Actually that should have been included in the statement as to why he got the ‘Alice in Wonderland Award’ … because at the end of the day, he is totally out and touch and clueless. He (Premier Rufus Ewing) has not come to grips with how bad people are hurting in this country. The House of Assembly, I posed a question as to how many businesses surrendered licenses and it was about four hundred and something businesses; and people will say that is high but I am telling you that his government has caused an enlarging of the black market; a lot of people are doing business and government is losing revenue.” Hon Sharlene Robinson, leader of the PDM explained that the economy is performing well, but the recent Country Poverty Assessment gave hard facts that lots of residents are hurting. “…from the Country Poverty Assessment Report it says that 60% of persons living in the Turks and Caicos cannot pay all of their bills in one month; so is it trickling down? No!” last_img read more

Winterhawks take opener

first_imgGAME RECAPWinterhawks 4, Ice 3 (OT)Series: Portland leads best-of-7 1-0. Game 2 is 7 p.m. today at the Rose Garden.Player of the game: Ty Rattie scored the game-winner in overtime and set up the game’s first goal.PORTLAND — It’s a basic bit of hockey wisdom: Shoot the puck.In the opening minute of overtime on Friday, Craig Cunningham did just that. As a result, the Portland Winterhawks scored the first win of the Western Hockey League finals.Ty Rattie re-directed the puck, and it trickled between the legs of Kootenay Ice goalie Nathan Lieuwen to give the Winterhawks a 4-3 win in Game 1 at the Rose Garden.The winning goal was scored 55 seconds into overtime with the Winterhawks nearing the end of a power play. Cunningham skated from the half wall and took a shot from the left faceoff circle.“I just had my stick on the ice,” said Rattie, who didn’t see the puck. “It was a shot-pass kind of thing that we work on in practice, and it worked in Game 1 OT.”The goal ended Kootenay’s 11-game playoff winning streak, and gave Portland the first of four wins needed to lift the Ed Chynoweth Cup.last_img read more

Extended heat wave to stick to region

first_imgAn extended heat wave starting Saturday is expected to bring a run of several consecutive 90-degree days to the region, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.Forecasters aren’t betting on any triple-digit temperatures just yet, but a few days may come close.In Vancouver this weekend, cloud cover and possible thunderstorms will keep things slightly cooler than next week, but temperatures should still peak in the lower 90s, according to the weather service. The heat will crank up a few more degrees Monday and Tuesday, forecasters said.What’s more, humid conditions and warm nights could make things even more uncomfortable.“It’s going to feel hotter than it really is,” said Steve Pierce, owner of Northwest Weather Consultants. “It’s going to feel sticky. It’s going to feel muggy.”The heat wave isn’t likely to break any Vancouver single-day records, which are all above 100 degrees during the next week, said Jerry Macke, a meteorological technician with the weather service. But the heat will be noteworthy for its duration, Pierce said.The region could see as many as six or seven consecutive days with highs above 90 degrees before a cool-down arrives at the end of next week. The run of hot weather could be the longest since 2009, Pierce said, when Vancouver strung together 10 such days in a row. (That stretch also included Vancouver’s hottest day ever recorded: 108 degrees on July 29, 2009.)last_img read more

Dwell Media Expands Relocates to NYC

first_imgDwell timed the move to facilitate collaboration on a brand refresh, Abrams adds. The company is partnering with its original art director, based in Brooklyn, to redesign its print and digital properties. Dwell also announced the hiring of a new senior editor, William Lamb, who will be based out of the New York office. San Francisco-based Dwell Media, publisher of high-end modern design magazine Dwell, is doubling its office space and moving its creative team to New York City.The move is the final step in a gradual eastward migration for edit and art staff at the company. The magazine, founded in 2000, first started setting up shop in New York two years ago.While about 20 staffers will now be on the East Coast—with more expecting to be added in January—the company’s operations will remain headquartered in San Francisco.”The continuity of a creative team is not to be underestimated,” says Michela O’Connor Abrams, president of Dwell Media. “Because New York is so pivotal in the design world, and given all that Dwell is doing with our new digital team and some other things we [launched], I really felt it was time to get the creative team together.”last_img read more

Smith Cites Improving Readiness Addressing Climate Change as Priorities

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) underlined the need to improve military readiness, address the threat of climate change and eliminate waste at the Pentagon, after the House Democratic Conference elected him on Friday to become chairman of the Armed Services Committee. “As chairman, I will work with my colleagues to promote transparency and congressional oversight, enhance military readiness, combat inefficiency and waste at DOD, advance green technology in defense and address the threat climate change poses to our national security, fight for an inclusive military and move towards a responsible approach to nuclear weapons,” Smith said in a written statement. He was widely expected to be named chairman of House Armed Services after serving as the committee’s ranking member.Smith also said he would address the military’s unrealistic set of requirements driving demands for a massive defense budget for fiscal 2020, reported Stars and Stripes.Separately, Smith slammed President Trump’s statement that he is considering declaring a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Diverting money from these military construction accounts could have substantial impacts for service members at installations across the country and on defense projects that are important in supporting readiness, training, operations, and quality of life for military personnel and their families,” Smith said in a written statement.DOD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hintonlast_img read more

WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On September 28

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Looking for an excuse to eat out?The WHS Choral and Theatre Support Group (WHS CATS) is holding a Fundraiser at Wilmington’s Panera Bread (228 Main Street, Wilmington Plaza) this Friday, September 28, from 11am to 8pm.Print and bring the flyer below and 10%-20% of your bill will benefit the WHS CATS mission to provide scholarships to graduating seniors as well as supplementary funding, as needed, to the WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild, WHS SoundScape a cappella, WHS Chorus, and WHS One Minute Too Many Improv Troupe.Panera Gift Cards are excluded from the event.Have a question? Email Wilmington.C.A.T.S.Parents@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class of 2022 To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 21In “Community”WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 10In “Community”WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On January 18In “Community”last_img read more

Anger makes a good business as more people queue up to smash

first_imgAnger room screenshotEntrepreneurs looking for a startup idea? I’m Jack’s Wasted Life.via GIPHY Yes, I’m talking about Anger Rooms/Rage Rooms! Welcome to this new quirky business that requires modest investments and ensures a unique nihilistic form of customer satisfaction.As more people are beginning to sense the business opportunity, such rooms have sprung up in various locations such as Dallas, North Carolina, Houston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Australia, Buenos Aires, Serbia and even Japan.Prominent names include the Anger Room, Rage Room, The Break Room, Smash Shack, the Break Club and The Venting Place.via GIPHYDepending upon requests, the experience can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, albeit at an increased price. For more money, customers can smash stuff for more time and with customised rooms, they can also decide what they even have more choice with what they want to break into a million little pieces. But the use of firearms and sharp weapons are strictly forbidden.One of the most expensive setups so far has been a faux retail store, stocked with racks of clothing. The idea is also a hit for couple dating. Engaging in mindless destructive nihilism with a stranger is obviously the sure shot way to begin a long lasting and formidable relationship.via GIPHYInterestingly, this business was also thriving during the American elections, as people began to queue to vent out their frustrations on mannequins designed to look like the candidates.”We’ve gone through at least three of the male mannequins that we have to dress up as Donald Trump,” Donna Alexander, founder of the Anger Room, an operation expanding and looking into opening franchise stores, was quoted saying to the New York Times.via GIPHYLocated in a 1,000-square-foot space in downtown Dallas, the Anger Room’s revenue in its first year was $170,000. Since then, Alexander has received more than 2,500 enquiries from other aspiring anger-room entrepreneurs, and she is in the process of drafting a licensing agreement for franchisees.via GIPHYStart-up costs for such a business are relatively small and include procuring the necessary materials (protective gear, items to smash and weapons to smash them with), and finding a suitable location. You have to hire employees to build the rooms (with reinforced walls), filling them with the breakables, and to regularly clean up the post-wreckage. Items to smash are also found on regular trash pick-ups for free. But obtaining insurance is a bit of a hurdle.The fact that it’s a new concept, Alexander says her insurer “literally had to create a category for my business.”It’s not too ludicrous to imagine such as a business opening in India, just like Vardhaman Jain asked Anger Room in December 27, 2015. They are even considering it.  1/3 Off duty San Diego sheriffs officers and employees (L-R) Rachel Klindt ,Ben Klindt, Lisa Williams Rachel Klindt Jill Farris (C) and William Stearmer and Dody Patterson put on their safety gear before they head into a “break room” at Sarah’s Smash Shack for an evening session in San Diego, California September 29, 2008. At Sarah’s Smash Shack, pent-up patrons can relieve stress by hurling dinnerware and bric-a-brac against a wall, as hard as they can, day and night, seven days a week. Picture taken on September 29.ReutersA menu of items you can smash is shown at Sarah’s Smash Shack in San Diego, California September 29, 2008. At Sarah’s Smash Shack, pent-up patrons can relieve stress by hurling dinnerware and bric-a-brac against a wall, as hard as they can, day and night, seven days a week.ReutersJill Farris tosses a disc as Lisa Williams (2nd L) and Dody Patterson (R) watch from a “break room” during their evening session at Sarah’s Smash Shack in San Diego, California September 29, 2008. At Sarah’s Smash Shack, pent-up patrons can relieve stress by hurling dinnerware and bric-a-brac against a wall, as hard as they can, day and night, seven days a week.ReutersPreviousNextFeeling anxious and stressed out? Go to your happy place and try deep breathing and meditation. Feel all your tensions melting away with each slow breath.Not working, eh? Still gritting your teeth despite that bogus company yoga retreat? Haven’t found an invite to your local fight club?I’m Jack’s complete lack of surprise.The first rule of fight club is observing the irrational anger that has pervaded individual’s living in high-density cities. The perceived or actual competition over physical space and resources and creeping insecurities tend to provoke extreme reactions to trivial issues. And sometimes even public violence.But don’t you worry. Starting anywhere between 19-25 dollars (Rs 1,301.91 – Rs 1,713.04), you can release that anger by smashing up breakable items such as mannequins, televisions, computer screen, furniture and other objects while swinging weapons such as baseball bats, golf clubs, two-by-fours, sledgehammers, crowbars and the like.All the while, you are padded with protective equipment that includes a helmet, goggles, boots and gloves and you even get to unleash that rage while listening to your favourite music. Any fans of the 1987 classic “Hip to be Square” by Huey Lewis and The News?via GIPHYlast_img read more

Man who torched cops car claimed to be arrested

first_imgA group of young men seen vandalising and torching a police vehicle in front of BNP`s Naya Paltan central office in the capital on 14 Nov, 2018. Photo: CollectedPolice on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly torched a car of Dhaka metropolitan Police (DMP) in front of the BNP office in the capital’s Naya Paltan on 14 November, 2018, reports UNB.The arrestee was identified as Wasim.Additional police superintendent of Detective Branch (DMP) Md Abdul Baten in a press briefing in the afternoon said a special team of Pallabi police arrested Wasim during a drive in Bihari Camp of Pallabi.So far, a total of 14 people have been arrested over the clash and vandalism of 14 November and all of them are BNP activists, he said.Wasim confessed to his involvement in torching the police car during the primary interrogation, he added.A fierce clash broke out between police and BNP leaders and activists in front of the party’s Naya Paltan central office on 14 November, leaving an unspecified number of people injured while at least two police vans were torched and some other vehicles vandalised.last_img

Colin Ben Simmons is a young Magic Johnson Video

first_imgBen Simmons led the Sixers to an opening round blowout win over the Heat, and Colin thinks it’s already clear that he’s an all-time transcendent talent in the mold of Magic Johnson.Even though fellow rookies Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum will likely average more points in their career, Colin thinks Simmons can change the game. Like Magic, Simmons is an elite passer who controls the game as a physically imposing 6’10” point guard. He’s also already an elite defender. Scorers come and go, Simmons type talents don’t come around everyday.Watch Colin explain why we are watching a young Magic:“You are watching Magic [Johnson].”@ColinCowherd on the NBA’s next game-changer: Ben Simmons. pic.twitter.com/P4T0M6XesE— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) April 16, 2018 Advertisement .last_img read more

Last Audit PC audit software

first_imgLast Audit PC audit software by Martin Brinkmann on May 14, 2016 in Software – 8 commentsLast Audit is a PC audit software that you can run to generate security reports that reveal potentially problematic system settings, file leaks, and other security or privacy related issues.The program is offered as a portable version that you can run from any location. Last Audit displays a scan configuration screen on start that you use to select what you want it to scan.The main areas are files on drives you select, network locations in the local area network, configuration of the operating system, passwords, known vulnerabilities, and active directory.The scan time depends largely on the selection on that initial screen. A click on the start button starts the scan and a progress bar is displayed on the screen that helps you understand how far it has progressed.Last AuditLast Audit launches the scan report as a HTML file in the default web browser once the scan finishes. It lists the report location in the program interface as well which can be useful if you closed the browser window accidentally or blocked it from opening in first place.To make matters even easier, it is always saved under the same path that you run Last Audit from.The report uses a color coded system to highlight the following threat categories:Red: critical vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and sensitive information.Orange: important vulnerabilities and sensitive information.Blue: valuable information that may be exploited.Green: information of potential value to attackers.The program lists the following areas using the color coded system. Suggestions are sometimes displayed (you should not use administrator account for every day activities) to point you in the right direction.User account level.Passwords found in browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.Credential and password files found on the local system.Office macros.Virtual machine disks on the local system.Sensitive files based on parsing for keywords such as confidential, password, admin or secret.Whether Applocker is running.Powershell execute permissions.Autostart programs in the Windows Registry.Torrent / P2P software detection.Files and folders outside the user profile with write access.Email, calendar and contact files.Database files.Macros found in documents.Firefox browsing history and search history (30 days)Firefox cookies (3 days)Chrome browsing history (30 days)Internet Explorer history (30 days)Explorer files (30 days)Scripts found on the local system, e.g. .vbs files.Unsigned executable files outside standard locations.USB disks.Pictures found.Apps malware may exploit.Screenshots found.Clipboard data at the time of scan.Uncommon processes listening on localhost.Antivirus Software installed.The information are graded from most severe (red) to least (green) so that you find the most important areas that you need to look through right at the top of the report.You will notice that not everything that is listed by the program is an issue. It may be easy enough to explain why a program is listening on localhost, or to confirm that the sensitive documents are not all that important and are not possible information leaks.Others may require some research before you can assess the risk or block a potential information leak.Last Audit is quite different from the audit software Belar Advisor. In fact, it complements it nicely. Belarc covers areas that Last Audit does not and the other way round. It makes sense to run both, compare results and go through them both afterwards to harden the system if necessary.Closing WordsLast Audit is a handy security audit software for PCs that points you at potential security, privacy or information leak issues on the system.Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 2 votes Software Name Last AuditOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page https://lastaudit.wordpress.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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