Premiere Listen To Staasia Daniels New EP Hidden Gems

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement After premiering her latest single “Laid Off” last week, Staasia Daniels returns to deliver her debut project, Hidden Gems. The new EP is rife with smoothness, which is something we have come to expect from the rising Brampton native. On Hidden Gems, the R&B songstress clearly isn’t afraid to flex her vocal talent, pairing melodic runs over airy and atmospheric production. Speaking with Complex Canada, Staasia detailed the process of recording Hidden Gems, and why you should be down with SD.It sounds like there was quite the buildup to this release. How does it feel to get this music out?“My heart is literally racing, and my eyes are filling up with water. I don’t even know where to begin. I’m just going to say that this wasn’t easy. I’ve been releasing material since 2011, so the goal was always to put together my masterpiece, but so many things went wrong along the way, it almost felt like it would never happen. I’ve watched and supported almost everyone I of know release a body of work, 2 or 3 even, [laughs], and as much as there has been a few times where I could have just released one, my heart, and my mind wouldn’t let me.” What was the recording process of ‘Hidden Gems’ like? How is this a departure from your previous work? Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Mulcair challenges Harper to close education funding gap

first_imgAPTN National NewsOn the eve of the prime minister’s announcement, First Nation education made it to the floor of the House of Commons.NDP leader Tom Mulcair asked Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt if Friday’s announcement would take care of the funding gap separating First Nation kids from the rest of Canada.last_img

From pocketing your refund early to avoiding penalties theres lots of reasons

TORONTO — Like many Canadians, Justin Schaefer gets stressed every year as the tax deadline approaches.And he has good reason to be.That’s because the last time the 32-year-old reported his income to the Canada Revenue Agency was for the 2011 tax year, and now he’s on the hook for $28,000 in back taxes and penalties.He’s not alone.Millennials won’t move out, but they will do their own taxes: reportQuebec government balances budget again, cuts personal and business taxes‘Tax fairness’: Bill Morneau says Ottawa’s wide-ranging review could target tax planning strategiesAccording to the CRA, 8.6 per cent of Canadians who filed their tax returns last year did so after the April 30 deadline, triggering penalties, interest and in Schaefer’s case, warning letters, phone calls and even his missing returns completed for him against his will by the federal government agency.“Tax season gives me a lot of anxiety,” said Schaefer, who is a contract worker in audio visual production in Toronto.Sheryl Troup, a director of tax and estate planning at the Investors Group in Winnipeg, says there are many reasons why Canadians file their taxes late, ranging from being too busy, dealing with personal or professional issues or just forgetting or not caring about the deadline.But if a filer owing taxes forgoes the April 30 target date, they can expect to pay a five per cent late penalty on the balance, plus one per cent in interest compounded daily for every month they do not file, for a maximum of 12 months.For example, if someone has a tax bill of $10,000, they will immediately be charged $500 and by the tax deadline of the following year will owe a total of $11,037.30.“Procrastination is the worst,” says Troup.Another common excuse she hears for delaying filing is that people believe they are entitled to a refund, and will not face any penalties if they file late.But that isn’t necessarily true because late filers, especially those who are low to middle income, risk losing government benefits such as child tax credits, access to provincial assistance programs and GST rebates if they don’t file on time. The CRA uses current tax reports to calculate eligibility for these programs each year.“The other thing too is that the concept of the refund is that you’re owed money,” Troup says. “So why let the government use your money rather than have it for yourself?”She also notes that on-time filers will benefit from receiving their refund earlier rather than later because that money can immediately be put towards personal savings or investments.Lisa Gittens with H&R Block Canada says a key to meeting the deadline is to ensure all the paperwork, including T4 slips and receipts, are in order, and to make sure you have the professional help of an accountant if you need it.Procrastination is the worstThere are also strategies for late filers once they begin to catch up.The CRA has a voluntary disclosure program that gives Canadians a “second chance” to correct a previously filed tax return or to file one that is late.Taxpayers will still be required to pay any tax and interest that is owed, but under the program a filer can apply for relief from prosecution and penalties.The agency may also be able to put you on a payment plan if you are unable to pay the whole amount of owed taxes at once.“The CRA is good at communicating with clients and taxpayers so just communicate with them and let them know what’s happening,” said Gittens, a tax professional in Toronto.For Justin Schaefer, he’s optimistic that he will eventually be up-to-date with his returns.He’s scheduled an appointment with his accountant next week to get help with his 2012 taxes, and has been making progress with the CRA to get his tax bill down. read more

UNHCR welcomes Pakistans response to reports of abuse of Afghan asylum

The government has set up a task force to look into a “disturbing number” of complaints received in recent days by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from Afghan refugees about arbitrary arrests, police raids into slum areas, forced evictions and extortion, a spokesman for the UN agency said in Geneva.”The first meeting took place yesterday, and UNHCR welcomes the central government’s swift response to the concerns UNHCR has raised,” spokesman Ron Redmond said.Prior to yesterday’s meeting, UNHCR had two high-level meetings with government authorities in which it expressed its deep concern that, at a time when over 650,000 refugees have already repatriated from Pakistan in under three months, coercive measures were counterproductive and could have a negative impact on the voluntary repatriation from Pakistan, Mr. Redmond said.According to the spokesman, UNHCR has received reports that police in Rawalpindi and Islamabad arrested more than 400 people and confined others to their homes in what seems to have amounted to house arrest. There was also information about random police raids in slum areas inhabited by Afghans, during which police demanded money from refugees and threatened them with jail if they failed to pay.Meanwhile in Murree, a town north of the capital, a group of some 100 Afghan Tajiks were apparently forced out of their homes by plainclothes police. Some were arrested, and the rest could see no other alternative but to hire trucks and repatriate to Afghanistan, Mr. Redmond said.UNHCR protection staff have been following up on the reports and will continue to keep the Pakistani Government informed of their findings, the spokesman noted. While close to 654,000 Afghans have returned from Pakistan with the agency’s help, “UNHCR was concerned that a certain number of people, such as the Tajiks in Murree, may be going back for reasons that could not be described as truly voluntary,” Mr. Redmond said. read more

Buckeye Brainteasers OSU takes on the Spartans

Is the OSU coaching staff going to open up the playbook and let freshman quarterback Braxton Miller throw the ball more?After last Saturday’s 37-17 win against Colorado, first-year head coach Luke Fickell said he didn’t expect Miller to scramble and run as much as he did.The offensive coordinator and offensive line coach made it clear that they too want to see Miller drop back in the pocket and throw the ball like he should. The shared title was later vacated by OSU as part of its self-imposed punishment for NCAA violations.But though they shared the Big Ten title last year, the Spartans and Buckeyes didn’t play each other. So, while Michigan State beat Wisconsin during conference play last year and while the teams’ records dictated that they had to share the conference title, there was doubt about whether the Spartans were truly the same caliber of team as the Buckeyes and Badgers.This year, the Spartans have beaten Youngstown State, an FCS team, as well as Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan. The one blemish on their record is a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame (2-2).Which players on Michigan State could hurt the Buckeyes?Unlike OSU, Michigan State came into 2011 knowing which players would impact the team on the offensive side of the ball, and those players have done the job.Senior quarterback Kirk Cousins is third in the Big Ten in passing yards per game with 236.8. Cousins has completed 81 of his 117 passing attempts this season and has also thrown five touchdowns against two interceptions.The matchup between Cousins and OSU’s passing defense, ranked fourth in the conference, will be a crucial one.The Spartans also boast a formidable one-two punch at running back. Sophomore running back Le’Veon Bell has rushed for 217 yards and six touchdowns. Junior running back Edwin Baker has carried for 216 yards and one touchdown.Lastly, there’s senior wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, who leads the Big Ten with 29 catches and is averaging 107 yards per game.OSU’s cornerbacks will have to stick to Cunningham throughout the game. Missed tackles have also been an issue for the Buckeyes’ defense, and if it can’t hold Bell and Baker down, MSU may leave Columbus with a win.Are there any possible “X” factors that could help push OSU to a win?Home-field advantage could impact the outcome of this game.The Ohio Stadium crowd, especially OSU students, has a chance to play a meaningful role in the game against Michigan State.Since the win against Colorado, Fickell has twice voiced his appreciation to the OSU students that were in attendance.At a Tuesday press conference, Fickell said he hopes that students who attend games at the ‘Shoe “get better each and every week.”Sounds like an open invitation to make some noise, and possibly disrupt Cousins and the Spartans’ offense in the presence.Saturday’s game will be the 40th meeting between Michigan State and OSU in football. The Buckeyes lead the all-time series 27-12. Will OSU get win No. 28 against the Spartans?OSU will improve to 4-1 with a win against Michigan State this weekend.Both teams are nearly two weeks removed from bad losses — OSU’s 24-6 loss to Miami (Fla.) and Michigan State’s 31-13 loss to Notre Dame. The Buckeyes also narrowly defeated Toledo on Sept. 10, 27-22.Weighing the highs and lows that both teams have experienced throughout the young season, you’d have to say OSU has had more close calls and setbacks than MSU. The Buckeyes have had more of their weaknesses exposed and more time to correct them.If the Buckeyes sprinkle a few more passing plays into their game plan, Miller could prove to be too unpredictable for the Spartans.It could be a tight one at the ‘Shoe on Saturday but look for the Buckeyes to take the game. As OSU offensive coordinator Jim Bollman said after the Colorado game, it is Miller’s ability to present the “threat of a balanced offense” that will keep opposing defenses off-balance. This weekend’s game against Michigan State might not be ideal for testing Miller’s arm.The Spartans lead the nation in total defense, as well as pass defense. Michigan State’s six interceptions also lead the Big Ten. Miller was 5 of 13 passing against the Buffaloes last weekend, and the Buckeyes will need to throw more than that, but given the Spartans’ ability to defend the pass, don’t expect too much more. This weekend’s game is another opportunity for OSU’s stable of able running backs, especially junior Jordan Hall and sophomore Carlos Hyde, to take the reigns on OSU’s offense.Who is Michigan State?OSU previously held a share of the 2010 Big Ten title with Michigan State, along with Wisconsin. Final score prediction: Ohio State 27, Michigan State 23 read more

VELUX EHF CL FINAL4 Veszprem VS Kiel again

← Previous Story Men’s EHF Cup Final 4: Granollers VS Nantes, Chambery on Goppingen Next Story → SWISS FINAL: Kadetten VS Wacker Thun for the trophy Hungarian MVM Veszprem will play against German THW Kiel in the VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 semi-final! The best Hungarian and German team will clash third year in a row at “Lanxess Arena”. Hungarians were bettter in the last year’s semi-final, while two years ago “Zebras” won third place match.The only newcomers in Cologne coming from Paris. Strong French squad Paris Saint Germain will chase Polish champions Vive Tauron Kielce at the second semi-final.Final4 will be played on May 28 and 29. lanxess arenaMVM VeszpremTHW Kiel

Galway university society disbanded for homophobic message

first_imgRead: Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube Image Credit: @Michael FinnA STUDENT SOCIETY at NUI Galway has been suspended following complaints about its alleged homophobic activities.The NUIG Legion of Mary society provoked a strong reaction with a campaign, called the Purity Matters Initiative, which looked to encourage people to “move beyond the confines of the homosexual label”.The University Societies Coordination Group met on Tuesday to discuss the matter. Following the meeting, the Students’ Union confirmed the society had been suspended.“NUI Galway is committed to protecting the liberty and equality of all students and does not condone such behaviour,” the university said in  a statement.“”NUI Galway has a pluralist ethos and will not condone the production and dissemination of any material by students which discriminates against other students. Discrimination or implied or direct harassment, on the basis of sexual orientation and/or religion, is contrary to Irish and European law.“The Vice-President for the Student Experience initiated a process of enquiry to review the actions of the Society in question in the context of the University code of conduct, the University policy on harassment and Irish and European equality law.”The initial poster, that sparked the controversy, advertised an “interior life of chastity” and called on gay men and women to get to know people who shared their concerns.The Society has already been removed from the university’s website.last_img read more

Adobe set to deliver the muchdesired tablet version of Photoshop

first_imgAmong yesterday’s news from the eve of the biggest mobile tech day of the year, it was almost easy to lose sight of a huge announcement from Adobe. Photoshop Touch, a tablet version of their definitive photo-editing app, will be launching soon for Android (first) and iOS (later).Anyone who uses Photoshop (either personally or professionally) and owns a tablet will know that there is nothing even remotely comparable on any platform right now. Probably the most advanced photo-editing app on iOS, Photoforge 2, barely gives lip service to the use of layers (its method of selecting and arranging layers is clunky and non-intuitive compared to Photoshop). Of course Photoshop Touch will be the first full photo suite coming from Adobe, so we’re likely to see a gargantuan leap ahead of what we’ve grown accustomed to seeing on mobile devices.So how advanced will Photoshop Touch be? It isn’t clear at the moment, but the screenshots certainly have me curious. We know that layers can be selected by “scribbling” a finger over an area of a photo. Screenshots show a stack of layers sitting on the right side of the screen, which will be a familiar sight to anyone accustomed to CS5.  We see options for merging layers, flattening an image, adjusting opacity of a layer, creating perspective, and a variety of filter effects.While it won’t sport the full feature set of CS5 (or probably the consumer version, Photoshop Elements, for that matter), Photoshop Touch is shaping up to be an absolute beast of an app. If the best mobile photo-editing apps right now are crawling, and professional CS5 runs a record-breaking Olympic relay, then Photoshop Touch looks like it just may break into a steady jog.Somewhat surprising, given the advanced features, is that Adobe will be hocking the Android version for a mere $10 at launch. Compared to the hundreds of dollars that full Photoshop sells for (or even the $80-100 that Elements costs) that could be quite the bargain.Another curiosity is that Photoshop Touch will be launching for Android tablets before it’s available for the iPad. Given the dramatically lopsided market share of the iPad vs. all other tablets, this is somewhat surprising. I’m guessing that there was a backroom deal of some sort to spur on this illogical release order.If Photoshop and tablets are your things, you can check out the source link below to sign up for more info from Adobe.via Adobelast_img read more

Le mot de passe bientôt protégé aux ÉtatsUnis

first_imgLe mot de passe bientôt protégé aux États-Unis ?Une loi américaine pourrait être votée prochainement pour protéger les données personnelles des employés sur Internet, et sur les réseaux sociaux.Plusieurs élus démocrates américains se sont déclarés en faveur d’une interdiction pour les employeurs, d’accéder à des informations personnelles de candidats à l’embauche. Un texte de loi déjà en vigueur dans l’Etat du Maryland.Ce texte est connu sous le nom de Password Protection Act. C’est le sénateur démocrate du Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, qui est l’instigateur de cette réforme. Le texte provisoire intègre même des sanctions éventuelles en cas de discriminations avérées, sous forme d’amendes financières. Ce projet de loi est soutenu par l’association American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). M. Blumenthal et M. Schumer avaient alerté le ministère de la Justice américain au mois de mars dernier, rappelle Clubic. Ils demandaient une enquête sur “l’affaire Facebook”, qui s’était ébruitée dans les journaux américains. Lors de cette affaire, des candidats à l’embauche avaient été recalés après avoir refusé de communiquer leur mot de passe pour accéder au réseau social Facebook.Le 10 mai 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Goodman Masson and SAS Software shortlisted for alignment of benefits to business

first_imgGoodman Masson, SAS Software, and Taylor Wimpey are among the organisations that have been shortlisted in the best alignment of benefits to business strategy category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2017.This award recognises employers that have successfully aligned their employee benefits offering with their organisation’s overall business strategy and goals.The full category shortlist is:BDO, Flexcel (Entered by Vebnet)Goodman Masson, Benefits BoutiqueMundipharma, Flex (Entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)Old Mutual, Financial Education For Your Future (Entered by Nudge)SAS Software, My Choice (Entered by Aon)Taylor Wimpey, My Place (Entered by Mercer)The winners will be announced during a lunch-time ceremony at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2017, held at The Artillery Garden at the HAC, London, on Friday 9 June 2017.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

MCFL shares fall on suspicion of irregularities and mismanagement in investment

first_imgMangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd., (MCFL), a company in which Vijay Mallya’s UB Group still holds about 22 percent, saw its shares plunge by almost 9 percent on the BSE on Monday in response to suspicion of “irregularities and mismanagement” by the company in transactions valued at Rs. 216 crore. This, even as capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has widened its probe into the UB Group for possible siphoning off funds by the promoters and insider trading.The MCF stock was trading at Rs. 42.10, down 7.37 percent at around 12.30 p.m. on the BSE.On Friday, after trading hours, MCF said in a regulatory filing that auditing firm Ernst & Young LLP informed the company’s board of likely “irregularities and mismanagement” in two separate transactions with Bangalore Beverages Limited and United Breweries (Holdings) Limited involving about Rs. 216 crore. “Upon completion of its investigations, M/s Emsl & Young LLP has made a presentation to lbe Board af Directors at its meeting held on May 06, 2016 to the effect that the aforesaid transactions may have involved irregularities and elements of mismanagement in the Company,” MCF informed the BSE.”The company is taking necessary legal advice in connection with the findings of Ernst & Young LLP,” it added.MCF had invested Rs. 200 crore in Bangalore Beverages by subscribing to its preference shares and made advances to United Breweries Holdings Limited of which Rs. 16.68 crore was due as on March 31, 2016.MCF was a UB Group company till last year when Saroj Poddar-led Zuari Group took a 53 percent stake in the company and also appointed Ernst & Young LLP to probe the transactions.Meanwhile, the probe into the UB Group has widened with SEBI now widening its probe to look at likely siphoning off funds by the promoters and insider trading. The matter is also being flagged to other agencies and government departments, including the Corporate Affairs Ministry and its agency Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) for white-collar crimes, the Press Trust of India quoted a senior government official as saying. [1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Today AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday November 10

first_imgIn a special Facebook Live episode of the AFRO First Edition, Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, veteran civil rights leader, former president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP and president of the Matthew Henson Community Development Corporation speaks to Baltimore’s rising violence. Specifically, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s proclamation that violence in Baltimore is, “out of control.”These stories today on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

PhotoTaking Contact Lenses Giant Crab Robots and RadiationBlocking Underwear

first_imgMay 20, 2014 Teeny tiny tech with a big punchAs technology becomes more advanced, the size of our tools and gadgets gets smaller. In some instances, super small.The latest example: solar cells the size of the period at the end of this sentence, developed by North Carolina-based Semprius.So, they’re extremely small.  Now get this: Solar panels you commonly see on houses and buildings are 20 percent or less efficient at converting the sun’s energy into electricity. Semprius’ super-small solar panels convert between 35 percent and 44 percent of the sun’s energy into electricity, the startup says.Read more: Check This: Solar Cells the Size of a Pencil Point Get ready. Here comes more robots.Google is developing driverless cars. So how about personal robots to help us with our chores and keep us company?Have patience. They’re coming.If you ask Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at tech-giant Intel, personal robot companions could become a reality sooner than you think. Johnson took it upon himself to build his own robot pal named Jimmy, one that is 3-D printed and operating on open-source code.Apparently Johnson is quite smitten with Jimmy and thinks we’ll all have robot friends in the near future.Watch: No Sci-Fi Here: Your Own Personal Robot Is Coming Luke Skywalker, eat your heart outOr in this case, your hand off. OK, never mind. Gross.The FDA recently approved a mind-controlled prosthetic limb the has the same weight and shape as an adult arm. It was designed by Dean Kamen, the guy who invented the Segway.Kamen’s company, DEKA Research and Development, has nicknamed the limb Luke, after Luke Skywalker. The company says that 90 percent of people who participated in a study were able to perform activities using Luke that they couldn’t do with their current prosthesis. Stuff like using keys, preparing food and feeding themselves.So, so cool.Read more: FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Photo-snapping contact lensesThe Army isn’t the only one innovating the traditional contact lens. Tech-giant Google has filed a patent application for a micro-camera component that could work with contact lenses.Essentially, Google wants to develop tiny cameras that can be embedded into contact lenses. The idea is that wearers could snap pictures simply by winking.Hmm. Creepy.Google is already said to be developing smart contact lenses that can track the glucose levels in a person’s tears.Read more: Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. A bright idea for dark placesI hate driving at night. And if it’s raining hard or snowing, fugetaboutit. I can’t see the lines on the road.Oh, wait, there’s a highway with glow-in-the dark lines, you say? Brilliant.Daan Roosegaarde, a Dutch interactive artist who is becoming known for taking everyday items and giving them visually stimulating upgrades, has come up with a new project:  illuminate a 500 meter stretch of highway in the Netherlands with glow in the dark paint.The glowing lines are created using paint mixed with a “photo-luminising” powder. Basically, the paint soaks up the sunlight and releases a green glow at night. If this works better and more efficiently than street lights, let’s do it already.Read more: A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlightscenter_img 6 min read Night vision … contact lenses!Speaking of seeing in the dark, the Army apparently has a cool new trick up its highly-funded sleeve. Say goodbye to bulky night-vision goggles and hello to featherweight night-vision enabled contact lenses.That’s right. Contact lenses that allow wearers to see in the dark. It’s in prototype phase at the moment, thanks to scientists at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. The practical, real-world value for something like this probably goes without saying.Read more: Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses Ah, technology. What a wonderfully innovative, confounding, inspiring thing. Today, thanks to advances in tech, we have things like highways illuminated at night by glowing paint, musical houseplants and air-filtering billboards.Sound too good or too wacky to be true? Read on.We’ve rounded up 10 recent examples of technologies that are pushing the boundaries of innovation. We think they’ll make you scratch your head and say, “What the heck?” A billboard for more than just advertisingWe’ve seen digital signage that can actually interact with individuals, but this isn’t that. This is even cooler.Peru’s University of Engineering and Technology, in partnership with advertising agency FCB Mayo, has developed an air-cleaning billboard. You read that right. A billboard that sucks in dirty air, filters it through a water system, then spits out clean air. The school says one billboard is as powerful as 1,200 trees, producing 100,000 cubic meters of purified air.Now, that’s fresh.Read more: This Crazy, High-Tech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads No joke: radiation-blocking underwear Hey guys, those mobile gadgets you love are also hurting you manhood. Translation: Laptops and tablets in your lap get hot and can lower your sperm count.No bueno.British physics teacher Joseph Perkins set out to do something about this issue. He developed the Wireless Armour boxer briefs for men. These $60 cotton undergarments are lined with silver meshing that he says deflects electromagnetic radiation.High tech where it counts the most. Now, that’s a silver lining.Read more: Far Out: Radiation-Blocking Underwear Also Protect Men’s Fertility DJ houseplant on the ones and twosIf only your savoy cabbage could sing you a song. Well, it can. Kinda. Sort of.An art collective called Data Garden has developed something called the MIDI Sprout. The device gauges plant biorhythms and turns that feedback into a sort of “music.”“By spending time with your plants as they play music — music that is an expression of their physiological changes — you’ll find that your plants are as perceptive of their surroundings as you are,” the company says.Hmm. Just, hmm.Read more: This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments This crab can do ‘The Robot’Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.Researchers in Korea have developed the Crabster CR200. This thing is a 1,400-pound autonomous robot crab. Its designers believe that it can dive to underwater depths of 656 feet and will be instrumental in mining underwater shipwrecks and other amphibious tasks.Imagine encountering this thing while underwater diving? Yikes!Read More: Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasurelast_img read more

BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple Android and Windows Devices

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. BlackBerry announced that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows.The one-time smartphone sector pioneer’s devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid to remain relevant, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is pivoting to focus more on its software business and core strengths like security that won it recognition over the last decade.In the last 18 months the company has revamped its mobile device management system to allow clients like government agencies and large corporations to also manage and secure phones and tablets powered by Apple’s iOS system, Google Inc’s Android platform and Microsoft Corp’s Windows operating system using its BES12 platform.It has also opened up its popular BlackBerry Messaging app to those using iOS, Android and Windows devices.At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company said it plans to take this cross-platform strategy a step further and bring the entire BlackBerry experience, including features like the much admired BlackBerry Hub and its virtual keyboard across to devices powered by rivals.”This is just a very natural evolution of taking our OS, the surfaces and security layers around it and putting it on others’ devices, so that our serviceable market is not only ‘BlackBerry’ devices, but all devices,” said BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen on a conference call with media, adding these features will likely be available on other devices toward the end of the year.Chen stressed that BlackBerry is still committed to its own devices business, and the company is widely expected to unveil at least one new device and provide detail on its device roadmap at the Barcelona congress on Tuesday.”I intend to continue to build a hardware business” he said. “But there will be a lot of focus on the software business too.”Separately, BlackBerry announced that it is expanding its partnership with Samsung Electronics, by making its WorkLife and SecuSuite features available on Samsung phones. The WorkLife feature splits work and personal voice and data costs on a device between employers and employees, while the SecuSuite package offers enhanced encryption on voice and data services.BlackBerry had announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile tech players in November.(Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Rosalind Russell) This story originally appeared on Reuters 2 min read March 2, 2015 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Zero to Hero Cyber Security Hacker Bundle Is Available At A 91

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Puerto Rico ready for San Juans 500th celebrations Spielbergs West Side Story

first_img TORONTO — Puerto Rico is an undiscovered gem – for Canadians at least. Discover Puerto Rico is looking to change that by raising the profile of this Caribbean island with Canada’s winter sun seekers.Discover Puerto Rico CEO Brad Dean is well aware Canadians have options – lots of options – when it comes to sun getaways. He also knows that Puerto Rico has work to do when it comes to educating Canadian travellers, and travel agents, about the destination’s charms.Discover Puerto Rico’s CEO Brad Dean and CMO Leah Chandler with Reach Global Marketing’s Charmaine SinghMost Canadians know Puerto Rico, and specifically San Juan, as a cruise port. They might have lingering images of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. And many Canadians might pass over Puerto Rico because of concerns about the exchange rate – it is, after all, a U.S. territory.Dean knows the island has a ways to go in the Canadian market. But he’s up for challenge.The numbers are already on the rise. Discover Puerto Rico recently marked its one-year anniversary as the island’s first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) by announcing a record-breaking year in tourism.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Year-to-date revenue is the highest in the island’s history, with US$445 million reported through May. Puerto Rico received 1.67 million visitors across the San Juan, Ponce and Aguadilla airports in the first few months of 2019, the highest number of airport arrivals in the January-April timeframe in its history.It’s not just in Canada that Dean wants to raise Puerto Rico’s profile. It’s in the U.S. too. “Half of all our visitors come from just five states,” he said at yesterday’s Discover Puerto Rico luncheon in Toronto.Puerto Rico’s selling points include its beaches, a culinary offering that will tempt any foodie (with 4,000 restaurants island-wide), and its outdoor adventure attractions, including the longest zip line in the Americas.Puerto Rico is also a historical treasure trove and much of that culture and history will be celebrated in 2020 with the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Juan.Getting to Puerto Rico is now easier than ever, adds Dean, with flights with both Air Canada and WestJet. Dean hinted that more lift will be announced in the coming weeks. “We are very anxious to see that service increase,” he said. Entry requirements for Canadians heading to Puerto Rico are the same as coming across the border into U.S., he added. “We think that given the ease of access, Puerto Rico can and will become the gem of the Caribbean for travellers coming from Canada.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureHotels have reopened since Maria, or are opening as brand new properties. Recent hotel openings in Puerto Rico include Dorada Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Boho Beach Club. Coming soon are the Ritz-Carlton San Juan (2019), Aloft Ponce Hotel by Marriot (2019) and Four Seasons Cayo Largo (2020).Discover Puerto Rico’s Chief Marketing Officer, Leah Chandler, notes that Puerto Rico is welcoming to everyone, including the LGBTQ community. “The Caribbean is not known for being the most inclusive region for LGBTQ travellers. But Puerto Rico is very welcoming and same-sex marriage is legal in Puerto Rico.”Not only is Puerto Rico celebrating San Juan’s 500th anniversary in 2020, it will also be front and centre in Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of the classic West Side Story, set for a 2020 release. Tags: 2020, 500th, Puerto Rico, West Side Story << Previous PostNext Post >> Puerto Rico ready for San Juan’s 500th celebrations & Spielberg’s West Side Story Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

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