Liquor store opens in Bethel – first in 40 years

first_imgThe Bethel AC Quickstop. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)Download AudioAC Quickstop opened Bethel’s first liquor store in more than four decades on Tuesday.A line of about 10 people were waiting for the doors to open.last_img

Plea to solve electricity problems

first_imgSecunderabad: Irked with the electricity problems like frequent power cut, excess electricity bills, rustic iron poles. The residents of ward -5 Secunderabad Cantonment Board(SCB) has sent a plea to Vijay Kumar, assistant engineer of Karkhana, SCB regarding the electricity problem on Tuesday. For the past 8 months, locals were facing hardship due to voltage fluctuation problem, power cuts last for four to five hours on an average, short circuit near poles and also the residents of SCB ward-5 are not receiving electric bill a number of times, and also receiving excessive electricity bills, says, T Satish Kumar, Vasavinagar Welfare Association president. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Residents demanded that authorities change the iron poles to cement electric poles during monsoon season, locals are facing hardships. As several complaints were given to the concerned officials but no concrete step had been taken till date. “We decided to send a written plea to the Assistant engineer to solve our problem as soon as possible,” added Satish.last_img read more

Mexicos Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis over migrants

first_imgA migrant sits wrapped in a blanket at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday early morning, 23 November 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. Photo: APThe mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday he was asking the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants, most of whom were camped out inside a sports complex.The comments by mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum came as city officials and volunteers worked together to assist the 4,976 men, women and children who had arrived after more than a month on the road. The Trump administration has spent weeks lambasting the caravan, which it said was filled with criminals, gang members and even — it insinuated at one point without any proof — terrorists.Manuel Figueroa, who leads the city’s social services department, said Tijuana was bringing in portable toilets and showers, as well as shampoo and soap.It wasn’t enough.”Because of the absence, the apathy and the abandonment of the federal government, we are having to turn to international institutions like the UN,” Figueroa said.Rene Vazquez, 60, a Tijuana resident who was volunteering at the stadium, said Mexico’s federal government ignored the problem by allowing the caravan to cross the country without stopping. Now the city of 1.6 million is stuck with the fallout.”I don’t have anything against the migrants, they were the most deceived, but this is affecting us all,” Vazquez said.Gastelum vowed not to commit the city’s public resources to dealing with the situation. On Thursday, his government issued a statement saying that it was requesting help from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Vazquez, who plays in a soccer team that uses the sports complex, said Mexico should step up now and process humanitarian visas for the group so they can start looking for work. Meanwhile, since his soccer team can no longer practice at the complex, he was spending time passing out donated pizzas and roasted chicken to the migrants.The migrant caravan that left Honduras in mid-October was mostly well received by the towns it passed through along the way to the border. Even cities with few resources made sure the migrants had food and a place to rest.But in those places, the caravan stayed at most two nights — with the exception of Mexico City. In Tijuana, many of the migrants who are fleeing violence and poverty are seeking asylum in the United States and face the prospect of spending months in the border city before they have the opportunity to speak with a US official.Gastelum said Friday that the Mexican government has talked about sending 20 tons of resources to Tijuana to help but that three-fourths consisted of materials to reinforce the border and only 5 tons were for the migrants.The mayor also criticised the federal government for not taking more seriously US president Donald Trump’s threat Thursday to shut down the border if his administration determined Mexico had lost “control” of the situation in Tijuana.”That’s serious,” he said.The migrants also were receiving support from local churches, private citizens who have been providing food, as well as various agencies of the Baja California state government, which says it identified 7,000 job openings for those who qualify.Adelaida Gonzalez, 37, of Guatemala City arrived in Tijuana three days ago and was having a hard time adjusting. She was tired of sleeping on a blanket on a dirt field, of waiting 30 minutes to go to the bathroom and again to get food and didn’t know how much more she could take.”We would not have risked coming if we had known it was going to be this hard,” said Gonzales, who left Guatemala with her 15-year-old son and her neighbour.She said she was considering accepting Mexico’s offer to stay and work in Chiapas as a refugee.Some of the migrants staged a small demonstration at the city’s Chaparral border crossing Thursday, and a few dozen spent the night there. Police cordoned off the streets around the crossing tangling traffic, but pedestrian traffic across the border continued uninterrupted Friday.Alicia Ramirez, 65, a Tijuana businesswoman, said she had been worried she wouldn’t be able to make her annual Black Friday crossing to do her Christmas shopping, but had no trouble walking into California. About a dozen Mexican police stood by the crossing carrying plastic shields.Still, the threat of a border closure kept her daughters in Los Angeles from coming to see her for the holidays.”My daughters were worried, so they decided not to come,” she said.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday March 16

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll have analysis of President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, with legal analyst Sheryl Wood of the Wood Law Firm. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement, including the ACLU’s report on police custody deaths in Maryland and the low-income housing lawsuit in Baltimore County.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Netflixs new raunchy gay teen sex movie is refreshingly welcome

first_imgWhat’s especially important about these types of films is that in the past several years, the average coming out age has fallen.Various reports have found that more and more people are coming out at younger ages — typically as teens.In 1991, the average coming out age was 25. As of 2010, however, that number dropped to 16. Plus, other surveys reveal a majority of people knew they weren’t straight at a young age, even if they didn’t come out until later.These statistics show why representation, especially for younger audiences, is so important.Alex Strangelove is written and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins). It stars Daniel Doheny, William Ragsdale, Joanna Adler, and Isabella Amara, and arrives on Netflix on 8 June.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Sometimes love can be confusing | Photo: Provided/Netflix Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img First there was Love, Simon, giving us the gay romantic comedy we all craved. Now streaming giant Netflix is adding one more title to the tragic dearth of gay teen movies — but this time with a raunchier tone. Alex Strangelove is the brand new Netflix original movie exploring sexuality, identity, and more in high school.The story follows Alex Truelove (yes, his real name). He pretty much has it all — a cute girlfriend, popularity (he’s class president), and great grades.Then he meets Elliott, a confident and charming gay teen, at a party. Elliott isn’t shy about his crush on Alex and suddenly Alex finds himself wondering about his own identity and decision to lose his virginity.[embedded content]Heter-O’s, Gay-Flakes, and Bi-CrunchiesThis movie is more Superbad and Easy A than sweet teen flicks. And, like with Love, Simon, it’s about time these tried and true genres branch out into more diversity. Alex Strangelove portrays bisexuality ‘simply as a stepping stone’Netflix’s edgy gay teen sex comedy is delightful but unbalancedNetflix’s Alex Strangelove was never ‘erasing bisexuality’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/netflix-raunchy-gay-teen-movie/last_img read more

Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar the DJI of the sea

first_imgWhat lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7 million Series A for Sofar Ocean Technologies, a new startup formed from a merger he orchestrated between underwater drone maker OpenROV and sea sensor developer Spoondrift. Together, they’re teaming up their 1080p Trident drone and solar-powered Spotter sensor to let you collect data above and below the surface. They can help you shoot awesome video footage, track waves and weather, spot fishing and diving spots, inspect boats or infrastructure for damage, monitor acquaculture sites or catch smugglers.Sofar’s Trident drone (left) and Spotter sensor (right)“Aerial drones give us a different perspective of something we know pretty well. Ocean drones give us a view at something we don’t really know at all,” former Spoondrift and now Sofar CEO Tim Janssen tells me. “The Trident drone was created for field usage by scientists and is now usable by anyone. This is pushing the barrier towards the unknown.”But while Rive has a soft spot for the ecological potential of DIY ocean exploration, the sea is crowded with competing drones. There are more expensive professional research-focused devices like the Saildrone, DeepTrekker and SeaOtter-2, as well as plenty of consumer-level devices like the $800 Robosea Biki, $1,000 Fathom ONE and $5,000 iBubble. The $1,700 Sofar Trident, which requires a cord to a surface buoy to power its three hours of dive time and two meters per second speed, sits in the middle of the pack, but Sofar co-founder David Lang things Trident can win with simplicity, robustness and durability. The question is whether Sofar can become the DJI of the water, leading the space, or if it will become just another commoditized hardware maker drowning in knock-offs.From left: Peter Rive (chairman of Sofar), David Lang (co-founder of OpenROV) and Tim Janssen (co-founder and CEO of Sofar)Spoondrift launched in 2016 and raised $350,000 to build affordable ocean sensors that can produce climate-tracking data. “These buoys (Spotters) are surprisingly easy to deploy, very light and easy to handle, and can be lowered in the water by hand using a line. As a result, you can deploy them in almost any kind of conditions,” says Dr. Aitana Forcén-Vázquez of MetOcean Solutions.OpenROV (it stands for Remotely Operated Vehicle) started seven years ago and raised $1.3 million in funding from True Ventures and National Geographic, which was also one of its biggest Trident buyers. “Everyone who has a boat should have an underwater drone for hull inspection. Any dock should have its own weather station with wind and weather sensors,” Sofar’s new chairman Rive declares.Spotter could unlock data about the ocean at scaleSofar will need to scale to accomplish Rive’s mission to get enough sensors in the sea to give us more data on the progress of climate change and other ecological issues. “We know very little about our oceans since we have so little data, because putting systems in the ocean is extremely expensive. It can cost millions for sensors and for boats,” he tells me. We gave everyone GPS sensors and cameras and got better maps. The ability to put low-cost sensors on citizens’ rooftops unlocked tons of weather forecasting data. That’s more feasible with Spotter, which costs $4,900 compared to $100,000 for some sea sensors.Sofar hardware owners do not have to share data back to the startup, but Rive says many customers are eager to. They’ve requested better data portability so they can share with fellow researchers. The startup believes it can find ways to monetize that data in the future, which is partly what attracted the funding from Rive and fellow investors True Ventures and David Sacks’ Craft Ventures. The funding will build up that data business and also help Sofar develop safeguards to make sure its Trident drones don’t go where they shouldn’t. That’s obviously important, given London’s Gatwick airport shutdown due to a trespassing drone.Spotter can relay weather conditions and other climate data to your phone“The ultimate mission of the company is to connect humanity to the ocean as we’re mostly conservationists at heart,” Rive concludes. “As more commercialization and business opportunities arise, we’ll have to have conversations about whether those are directly benefiting the ocean. It will be important to have our moral compass facing in the right direction to protect the earth.”last_img read more

Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS XS Max and XR Gets

first_img Share Tweet Submit The first ever discount on the Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR is now live on Amazon, allowing you to save $11 in the process.Apple kept the tradition of releasing a Smart Battery Case for the iPhone this year. But this time around it went a mile further by catering to all the latest models instead of the smaller one. And at $129, it’s the priciest one Cupertino has churned out so far.Luckily, you can get the Smart Battery Case straight from Amazon for all iPhone models in both Black and White color options for a notable $11 discount. Though that might not sound like much, but even a dollar saved on an Apple product should be considered a blessing these days.Once you part ways with $118, you can expect a case that wraps around seamlessly on your iPhone to keep it protected at all times. It has a Lightning port at the bottom to top everything powered up and it is USB Power Delivery compatible meaning you can charge to the 50% mark in just 30 minutes. If that wasn’t enough then you will be pleased to learn that this case is Qi compatible as well. Just place it on top of a wireless charger and you’ll be juicing up without being tethered to a cable at all.As mentioned above, these cases are available for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. Pick them up today if you want to keep your smartphone ticking throughout the day.Buy Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS – Was $129, now just $118Buy Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Max – Was $129, now just $118Buy Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR – Was $129, now just $118last_img read more

Two agency renewals and a new partner agency for UNIGLOBE Travel Eastern

first_img Posted by TORONTO — UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada) has two major agency renewals plus a brand new partner agency under its belt.UNIGLOBE The Premiere Travel Group and UNIGLOBE Bon Voyages Travel have each signed multi-year renewals of their agency franchise agreements.Owned by Cyrus K. Rustamji and Zulkifle Shaikhali, UNIGLOBE The Premiere Travel Group is the largest agency in UNIGLOBE’s Eastern Canada network, with operations in Toronto and Ottawa and a 35-year history as a UNIGLOBE travel agency. It was recently awarded the Top Corporate Revenue and Platinum Circle Recognition Award for the Eastern Canada Region at the UNIGLOBE International Global Rendez-vous in Vienna.UNIGLOBE Bon Voyage Travel, meanwhile, has grown successfully as a UNIGLOBE Travel branded agency over the course of 27 years by “delivering an exceptional customer service capability and dedication to corporate travel experience,” said UNIGLOBE.A. Nash Travel, established in February 1989, joined UNIGLOBE Travel on May 1 as its newest Partner Agency in Eastern Canada.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedA perennial member of Air Canada’s Circle of Excellence since 2008, A. Nash Travel has been successful in providing corporate and specialty leisure travel services, particularly in Cuba, for over 30 years. Both ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘Moon Handbook’ have published praises about the services provided by its Cuba Travel department.According to UNIGLOBE, owners Larry Boldt and Laura Adams are both industry veterans with extensive background in corporate and leisure travel, having both been introduced to the travel industry with UNIGLOBE Travel nearly three decades ago.“These announcements strongly represent the continued strength of the UNIGLOBE Travel brand in Canada,” said Dean DAcko, Regional President, UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada. “UNIGLOBE continues to grow and succeed in a very competitive market by providing a leading edge technology solution, combined with highly effective client support tools that exceed customer expectations, and drives the growth of our business in Canada.” Thursday, June 6, 2019 Two agency renewals and a new partner agency for UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada) Tags: UNIGLOBEcenter_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

Ireland is among the worlds worst climate change offenders in 2019

first_imgIf you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking Is It Too Late to Change the Fate of Ireland’s World-Class Beaches?Ireland is among the world’s worst climate change offendersAccording to a new report by Kalon Surf that evaluates climate change responsiveness among popular surfing countries. Among Ireland’s offenses is being the European Union’s top producer of plastic waste. The country generates an average of 1,306.7 kilograms of municipal solid waste per capita, more than any other country in the report.Ireland is joined in its infamy by the United States, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia.Common consequences of climate change that Ireland is encountering are sea level rise, ocean acidification, shoreline erosion and coastal flooding. Popular surf spots, including Rossnowlagh, Bundoran, Aileen’s, Castlerock, and Carrowniskey, may not be around in the years to come if these changes continue moving at their current pace.Reversing the Effects of Climate ChangeIf Ireland wants to change the fate of its top-notch surf spots, the time to take action is now, the report states. Since everyone contributes to the changing climate in some way, Kalon argues it’s up to each of us to make a conscious effort to join the battle against global warming. Here are a few ways the report suggests you can help.Support Sustainable BusinessesShop at stores and work with local businesses that practice sustainability. For some businesses, this means using recycled items in their products, for others it means purchasing local supplies to avoid emissions that result from the excessive transportation of goods.Donate to CharitiesThere are many charities and environmental groups that work to protect the environment and you can help them out by contributing funds or volunteering some of your time. These organizations do everything from planting trees and cleaning up our oceans to creating new sustainable products and protecting wildlife.Use Environmentally-friendly ProductsNot all of the products we use on a daily basis are good for the environment. Many cleaning products use chemicals that are harmful to both the environment and our bodies, so switching hazardous ingredients for plant-based ingredients is better for both us and the Earth. Another option is to reduce the amount of waste you produce when purchasing plastic-derived products, such as using package-free shampoo, conditioner, and lotion bars.Reduce, Reuse and RecycleCut back on your consumption, especially that of heavily-packaged items, and take a reusable bag with you when grocery shopping. Reuse and upcycle everyday items when possible. Educate yourself on what you can recycle and place those items in a separate bin so they don’t go to a landfill.Save EnergyBe more mindful of the energy you consume and think of ways you can save it. Turn off lights and unplug electronics when they’re not being used. Instead of letting your clothes dryer and water heater suck up energy producing hot water and drying clothes, wash your clothes in cold water and hang them to dry. Take shorter showers and switch out old light bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs. It’s easy, and often cheaper, to make these changes to conserve energy.Decrease EmissionsInstead of driving your own car everywhere and producing unnecessary emissions, use the forms of public transportation available around you, like buses, trains and ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber. Or you can do some old-fashioned walking or biking to reach destinations around town.Help Spread the WordTell your family, friends and anyone else you know about climate change and what it’s doing to the earth. Teach others about the simple yet effective ways they can make a difference and help preserve our beaches, forests and planet as a whole.With a little bit of effort, each of us can make a big difference in the fight against climate change.To reach its conclusion about the worst climate change offenders in the surfing community, and have you can help curb the consequences of climate change, Kalon Surf evaluated reports by the Climate Change Performance Index, Climate Action Tracker, and other supplementary data sets.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Homelast_img read more

DA knit beanies on Mandela Day

first_imgThe Democratic Alliance (DA) did their bit on Mandela Day by making beanies for the less fortunate in Ladysmith.Community members were welcome to join them at Christopher Park for a fee of R30 and get in on the action of knitting warm beanies for winter.As soon as all the woolen ‘skull cap’ hats were made, the dynamic team used Saturday afternoon to distribute the items of clothing to the less fortunate.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

4 things about Ladysmith that will freak you out

first_img2) The haunting of General White’s houseAs you travel down Poort Road, you will see General White’s old headquarters during the Siege of Ladysmith. Soldiers would be scurrying to-and-fro from the house all day during the Siege, which lasted 120 days. The house is connected to many stories of unexplained footsteps, doors opening and closing, and the sound of galloping horses at night. We, however, could find no hard evidence that anything freaky has been reported there in recent years. But some of the town’s older citizens still give the place a wide berth at night.Fact or Fiction?FICTION3/4) The occult in LadysmithThe old brickyards on the outskirts of town have long been fabled to have been a meeting place for Satanists. Scratching among the archives of the Ladysmith Gazette, there definitely is a link between the brickyard and the occult… With a young Ladysmith Gazette journalist documenting occultist signs, writing and other paraphernalia, including animal sacrifices at the site dating back to 1992.No one was ever linked to the Brickyard Coven.Another disturbing act of occultism was the beheading of a large Alsatian dog in the town’s storm water drains in Ruby Gailey Drive less than 10 years ago. Police found the dog hanging from a rope, its head missing, apparently killed with a sword.The sight was very disturbing… The dog had been alive when it had its head chopped off. Satanist paraphernalia was found near the strung-up dog. Police never identified any suspects in the case or recovered the dog’s head.The incident remains unsolved to this day.Fact or Fiction?FACT For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Sometimes things that happen in Ladysmith are truly stranger than fiction. Some four years ago, our journalists were confronted with a rather unusual story.Number one on our Freak-o-meterIs the story about a Mermaid1) The case of the killer mermaidA young woman living near Ladysmith spotted a blonde mermaid struggling to get back into a nearby river. Young boys in the area were throwing stones at the blonde mermaid, who was described as being about a metre tall.A woman from Waaihoek outside Ladysmith claims she saw a mermaid and not only that, she also saved its life. Fisani Duma shared her encounter with what is believed to be a mythical creature with the Ladysmith Gazette. At least one of the young children who threw stones at the mermaid drowned in the river several days later.Fact or Fiction?FACTRead the full mermaid story HERElast_img read more

How ghost work in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce with Mary Gray

first_imgThe phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically.It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point.This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigrant Services Office, repeatedly referred to the notion of bootstraps in announcing shifts in immigration policy, even going so far as to change the words to Emma Lazarus’s famous poem “The New Colossus:” no longer “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” but “give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet, and who will not become a public charge.”We’ve come to expect “alternative facts” from this administration, but who could have foreseen alternative poems?Still, the concept of ‘bootstrapping’ is far from limited to the rhetorical territory of the welfare state and social safety net. It’s also a favorite term of art in Silicon Valley tech and venture capital circles: see for example this excellent (and scary) recent piece by my editor Danny Crichton, in which young VC firms attempt to overcome a lack of the startup capital that is essential to their business model by creating, as perhaps an even more essential feature of their model, impossible working conditions for most everyone involved. Often with predictably disastrous results.It is in this context of unrealistic expectations about people’s labor, that I want to introduce my most recent interviewee in this series of in-depth conversations about ethics and technology.Mary L. Gray is a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. One of the world’s leading experts in the emerging field of ethics in AI, Mary is also an anthropologist who maintains a faculty position at Indiana University. With her co-author Siddharth Suri (a computer scientist), Gray coined the term “ghost work,” as in the title of their extraordinarily important 2019 book, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass. Image via Mary L. Gray / Ghostwork / Adrianne Mathiowetz PhotographyGhost Work is a name for a rising new category of employment that involves people scheduling, managing, shipping, billing, etc. “through some combination of an application programming interface, APIs, the internet and maybe a sprinkle of artificial intelligence,” Gray told me earlier this summer. But what really distinguishes ghost work (and makes Mary’s scholarship around it so important) is the way it is presented and sold to the end consumer as artificial intelligence and the magic of computation.In other words, just as we have long enjoyed telling ourselves that it’s possible to hoist ourselves up in life without help from anyone else (I like to think anyone who talks seriously about “bootstrapping” should be legally required to rephrase as “raising oneself from infancy”), we now attempt to convince ourselves and others that it’s possible, at scale, to get computers and robots to do work that only humans can actually do.Ghost Work’s purpose, as I understand it, is to elevate the value of what the computers are doing (a minority of the work) and make us forget, as much as possible, about the actual messy human beings contributing to the services we use. Well, except for the founders, and maybe the occasional COO.Facebook now has far more employees than Harvard has students, but many of us still talk about it as if it were little more than Mark Zuckerberg, Cheryl Sandberg, and a bunch of circuit boards.But if working people are supposed to be ghosts, then when they speak up or otherwise make themselves visible, they are “haunting” us. And maybe it can be haunting to be reminded that you didn’t “bootstrap” yourself to billions or even to hundreds of thousands of dollars of net worth.Sure, you worked hard. Sure, your circumstances may well have stunk. Most people’s do.But none of us rise without help, without cooperation, without goodwill, both from those who look and think like us and those who do not. Not to mention dumb luck, even if only our incredible good fortune of being born with a relatively healthy mind and body, in a position to learn and grow, here on this planet, fourteen billion years or so after the Big Bang.I’ll now turn to the conversation I recently had with Gray, which turned out to be surprisingly more hopeful than perhaps this introduction has made it seem.Greg Epstein: One of the most central and least understood features of ghost work is the way it revolves around people constantly making themselves available to do it.Mary Gray: Yes, [What Siddarth Suri and I call ghost work] values having a supply of people available, literally on demand. Their contributions are collective contributions.It’s not one person you’re hiring to take you to the airport every day, or to confirm the identity of the driver, or to clean that data set. Unless we’re valuing that availability of a person, to participate in the moment of need, it can quickly slip into ghost work conditions.last_img read more

New PP Rep for Nordic Market

first_imgLena Petersson Started Flerveis (Multiways) Communication in January 2015 who today is helping customer as fecs Singapore Airlines, Apollo (tour operator), Tourism Australia.Prior to starting Flerveis, Lena has held various positions within the travel industry; Communication- and marketing director for TUI Norway (biggest tour operator in the Nordics), Head of Communication TUI Nordic and Head of the Norwegian Tourist Office/Board in Italy and Spain among others.Thanks to her broad experience and background, Lena has a vast knowledge of the Norwegian as well as the Nordic travel industry, including the media and travel trade landscapes.She is both a strategic and operative advisor and is guiding clients within e.g. social media, marketing, communications, crisis management, PR and events. She is in daily contact with Norwegian media and trade, making sure our clients get the best possible results of their activities.Lena has a diploma in Business Economics & Marketing, lives in central Oslo, has two children (16+21) and a labradoodle. In her free time she loves to spend time with friends & family, go to concerts or check out modern art exhibitions, and as a true Norwegian – of course – go skiing in the mountains if she is not doing yoga or gone snorkelling somewhere warm & exotic.The post New PP Rep for Nordic Market appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Adare Manor to host Ryder Cup 2026

first_imgOlderEtihad Airways prepares for Hajj season NewerFred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new passenger app Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup. Since reopening in April last year on completion of a two-year reconstruction commissioned by its owners, the McManus family, the golf course at Adare Manor has been propelled to global recognition by a host of well-wishers.The property has been an immediate hit with industry figureheads and top players alike, each rich in praise for the Tom Fazio design and, in particular, its pristine condition. In its first eighteen months of operation, Adare Manor has collected numerous global accolades, capped off with today’s confirmation of its Ryder Cup host venue status. The property was recognised as Ireland’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards earlier this year.ADVERTISEMENT“I am delighted that the prestigious Ryder Cup will return to Ireland,” said JP McManus, owner of Adare Manor. “Noreen and I are very happy that Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for this world-renowned tournament in 2026 and we look forward to welcoming our worldwide visitors. “It is a wonderful tribute to the many great Irish golf ambassadors and success stories Ireland has had in golf over the years and a nice follow on from Shane’s momentous Open win on Sunday in Portrush.  “The nation was behind Shane, it was a great achievement and very well deserved. “I am confident that the people of Ireland will get behind The Ryder Cup and take the opportunity to showcase Ireland on the world stage and ensure that the 2026 Ryder Cup will be an outstanding success.  “I hope the many tourist, golfing and business organisations will work together to identify all the opportunities for the benefit of The Ryder Cup tournament, the Irish economy and across the south west community.”The announcement was made by Ryder Cup Europe, which unveiled its partnership with the Irish government and described the positive economic outcomes the Ryder Cup will yield by amplifying Ireland’s distinct golf tourism offering. Hot on the heels of the return of the Open Championship to the island of Ireland, and the extraordinary achievement of national hero, Lowry, the exceptional feats of golf in the region show no signs of abating.“Adare Manor is a world-class venue, both in terms of the golf course and the wider resort facilities,” commented Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup director. “We could not be happier to be able to take golf’s greatest team contest back to Ireland and are delighted that Adare Manor will be the venue to showcase the next chapter in Ireland’s Ryder Cup story in seven years’ time.”Adare Manor is already familiar to some of the world’s best players. The 2020 Ryder Cup Captain, Padraig Harrington, was consulted on the design of the golf course, providing player insights to Tom Fazio and his team. To celebrate its re-opening in 2018, Lowry and Harrington were joined by four-time major champion, Rory McIlroy, and former Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley, for a charity exhibition match. Colm Hannon, Adare Manor chief executive, said: “We could not be more honoured to be successful in bringing the Ryder Cup back to Ireland and to Adare Manor.“Today’s announcement is extremely humbling for all of us and my heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to all of those who have played their part in the Adare Manor story so far.”last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2018 8:44 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CBS replacing head of struggling morning showcenter_img NEW YORK — CBS News is replacing the top executive at “CBS This Morning,” which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges.The network announced Friday that executive producer Ryan Kadro will be leaving the show and network. He’s worked at “CBS This Morning” since its 2012 launch and been running it since his predecessor, Chris Licht, left to take over Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” three years ago.CBS said Kadro’s exit had nothing to do with the network’s settlement of a lawsuit filed by three women concerning Rose’s behaviour that had faulted management, including Kadro, for not acting to stop him.No replacement has been named.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Walking a fine line on Larnacas salt lake

first_imgBy Evie AndreouThe government will prepare a comprehensive action plan on the management of the ecosystem of the Larnaca salt lake, Agriculture Minister, Costas Kadis, said on Thursday.The minister visited Larnaca where he had a number of meetings, among them, with Mayor Andreas Vyras to discuss a number of projects underway concerning the district.“We assured the mayor that we will look at the issues and we will come back with an action plan concerning both the management of the ecosystem itself, since there are already ongoing projects, as well as facilitating the access of citizens to the area in a way that respects the universal environment and the importance of the salt lake,” Kadis said.During the discussion, he said, they discussed specificities and problems arising from the intention to develop large projects, tall buildings in Larnaca and discussed the technical problems that may arise. “We are in the process of finding solutions. We can’t say more at the moment,” he said.On whether any measures would be taken regarding the entry into the salt lake of cars and members of the public which often requires the intervention of the fire service to help them out of the lake, Kadis said that these issues had been presented by the municipality and are “really troublesome.”He said he has given instructions for the collection of all the information about these problems to form an action plan to address them “but also to further facilitate the public’s contact with this important ecosystem.”“We do not want, and we cannot make the salt lake off limits for humans. On the contrary, we want to make man’s presence compatible with the protection of the ecosystem and this will be the goal,” Kadis said.Vyras said that they told Kadis that they were not satisfied by the way the salt lake is being used.Much of the discussion, he said, was about how it could become “a beautiful place, which will be enjoyed not only by Larnaca residents and all Cypriots, but it can become a reference point for the entire Mediterranean.”The lake, he said, must be utilised and important works must be carried out to help preserve its habitat itself.He said that Kadis promised that the government would shift from words to “concrete steps we will see implemented within the coming years.”Asked about a 2013 study on the creation of an environmental centre that was suspended due to the financial crisis, the mayor said that they informed Kadis that the project was a mature one as €300,000 was already spent on architectural plans.He said they have asked for the project to be included in the next state budget. The centre would not only help promote the area, he said, but also research and could secure some European programmes. You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Trade deficit seen at €4bn in January to October

first_imgThe trade deficit widened in the first months of the year 18 per cent to €3.9bn compared to the respective period of 2016, mainly on increased imports, the statistical service said.Total imports rose in January to October 13 per cent to €6.3bn compared to a year before, while exports rose 6.6 per cent to €2.5bn, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Monday.Imports from other European Union countries fell an annual 2 per cent to €3.8bn in January to October while exports to them fell 21 per cent to €910.1m, Cystat said. Imports from third countries rose 50 per cent to €2.5bn while exports rose 34 per cent to €1.5bn.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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