New York Times bestselling author Nigel Barker, two-time finalist and All-Star of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) Dominique Reighard, and the first ANTM male winner, Keith Carlos, united to support In Christy’s Shoes 7th Annual Sole Celebration on May 14 in Columbus, OH.America’s Next Top Model first male winner, Keith Carlos, America’s Next Top Model two-time finalist and All-Star, Dominique Reighard, and New York Times bestselling author Nigel BarkerCredit/Copyright: Dominique ReighardThe night featured a fashion show with the latest trends in footwear from DSW and apparel styles by Express, as well as a silent auction highlighting autographed celebrity shoes. The added participation from the ANTM celebrities helped make the Sole Celebration a must-attend event. As a committee member, Dominique Reighard contributed on and off stage as well as by inviting her friends Barker and Carlos to attend the event. Dominique developed the fashion show by helping with the selection of the models and styles featured on the runway; Nigel Barker signed copies of his latest book Models of Influence; and all three alumni offered their expert coaching to the participating models in addition to mixing and mingling with guests throughout the night.“The show could not have gone any better and it was great to have ‘three generations’ of Top Models show up to support such a great cause,” Reighard said. “But what is really important is that we got the message out there. In Christy’s Shoes strives to show women that they can face anything with confidence and be strong and powerful. It’s easy to tell someone to ‘stand tall,’ but that confidence has to come from a place of self-love and compassion. We have to inspire them to find that light inside of themselves to face the next challenge.”In Christy’s Shoes celebrates the life of Christy Levy Peters who lost her battle with terminal brain cancer at the age of 34. The organization’s mission is to inspire women in challenging circumstances to walk in their shoes with confidence, strength and stability. In Christy’s Shoes accomplishes this by supporting women on their journey of personal growth through collaborating with non-profit partners that support and lift up women in challenging circumstances including Amethyst, Dress for Success Columbus and Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village.“We’re beyond grateful that Dominique, Nigel and Keith were willing to lend their support to the cause, help get our message out and make this truly a memorable event for all involved,” said Christy’s twin sister and In Christy’s Shoes Founder, Katrina Levy Zidel.For more information on In Christy’s Shoes, please visit www.InChristysShoes.org.Source:PR Newswire
Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters “SPF.” But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC.While you may be working to help pay for college, the money you earn could affect the financial aid you receive. Here’s how.INCOME AND FINANCIAL AIDEvery student who wants federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Colleges use this information to calculate how much a student and their family can pay for school. This is known as the expected family contribution , or EFC.The EFC considers the income and assets of parents and students. In general, those with more money pay more money — and may not qualify for more desirable aid as a result.“Typically, students with higher EFCs won’t be eligible for need-based money,” says Lauren Brantley , an eAdvisor for the College Advising Corps , a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina , that works with low-income, first-generation students.Need-based aid includes Pell Grants, which you don’t repay, and subsidized federal loans, whose interest the government pays while you’re in school. Schools may also use the FAFSA to determine institutional aid, awarding some scholarships and grants based on financial need.STUDENT INCOME PROTECTIONPenalizing working students may sound unfair, but annual earnings are excluded from the financial aid formula — to a point.For dependent students, “The FAFSA wipes out any income earned at $6,660 or below,” says MorraLee Keller, director of technical assistance for the National College Access Network, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. If you exceed the maximum, the formula counts half the excess earnings.For example, say you worked at an ice cream shop earning $10.45 an hour, the median for food service workers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You’d have to work more than 630 hours to hit the income maximum.That’s not likely over the summer, but you could earn more than $10,600 by working 20 hours a week at that salary for the entire year. In that instance, the FAFSA would ignore $6,600, and $2,000 of the remaining $4,000 would affect your EFC.It’s tough to say how much need-based aid that $2,000 could cost you — it would depend on your entire financial picture — but Pell Grant amounts and EFC are directly correlated.Currently, if you attend college full time and have an EFC of $3,000, you’d qualify for a Pell Grant of $3,245, provided the school’s cost of attendance exceeds $6,195. If your EFC increased to $5,000, your grant would decrease to $1,245.You can estimate this potential effect on your situation with the U.S. Education Department’s FAFSA4Caster .DETAILS TO KNOWIf you make a lot of money, you’ll want to understand the school year those earnings affect because the FAFSA uses income information from two years ago.“For a student who’s an incoming freshman, calendar year 2017 is what is being taken into account on their FAFSA,” Keller says.This wrinkle means college students close to graduating who land high-paying jobs or internships would likely finish school before that money counts toward their EFC.Work-study jobs also don’t count toward the amount of income students can earn. You could make $3,000 from a work-study job and $4,000 from a summer job, but only the latter would go into the EFC calculation — keeping you below $6,660.These details mean the benefits of working likely outweigh the risks.“I think that students need to work when they’re in college,” says Jodi Okun, founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, which helps families understand the financial aid process. “It’s going to help them get employed faster.”INDEPENDENT STUDENTS CAN EARN MOREIndependent students, who don’t provide parent information on the FAFSA, can earn more before affecting their financial aid — $10,360 for single students and up to $16,620 for married students.However, independent students might easily surpass those limits. They are typically older and may be working their way through school.Okun advises these students to “do what you need to do, and try to stay away from worrying about income protection.” She says colleges will analyze these students’ situations differently when calculating financial aid.___________________________________________________This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Ryan Lane is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: @ryanhlane.RELATED LINKSNerdWallet: What is the expected family contribution? http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-expected-family-contributionCollege Advising Corps https://advisingcorps.org/FAFSA4Caster https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimateRyan Lane Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press
Some 40,000 children in the Horn of Africa are facing the “very real” prospect of a slow death by starvation in the months ahead in one of the world’s most inhospitable regions where, despite recent rains, a two-year drought has already killed half the livestock, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. “Food shortage has always been a fact of life in this tough region,” UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah said in launching the Agency’s new multimedia report – Child Alert: Crisis in the Horn of Africa – which called for relief efforts to adapt to the nomadic way of the drought-stricken pastoralists, especially in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.The report comes just days after UNICEF announced that it faced a $54-million shortfall in its $80-million appeal to scale up its operations in the region where 8,780,000 people, 4,445,000 of them children, are seriously affected by the drought. “To help them ride out the regular crises, we need to think like pastoralists, rather than insisting that they adapt to the fixed location services usually offered to them,” Ms. Salah said. “If people can live and raise cattle in desert zones in the other parts of the world, they can do so in the Horn. They’ve been doing it for thousands of years.”UNICEF, other UN agencies and partners in the region have already begun adapting programmes to better suit the pastoralist way of life. Two examples are mobile therapeutic feeding centres for young children and the funding and training of teachers who can travel with families as they move throughout the region searching for water and food for their herd.Principle points raised by the Child Alert include:Some 40,000 children are so malnourished that they face the prospect of death in the months ahead.Rainfall, when it came, actually worsened the crisis in many areas, killing livestock, bringing malaria and other diseases, washing away young crops, and polluting scarce water sources.The vast majority of affected children are those of the huge pastoralist community of the Horn of Africa.The repetitive cycle of crises in the region can be broken with consistent access to mobile services that support the pastoralist way of life.In the past few years, the region has been drained by increasingly severe drought. In 2000, almost 100,000 people died. The vast majority of those affected are the 16 million nomadic pastoralists who straddle the borderlands between Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. Around half of those have been seriously affected and are in need of assistance, including 1.6 million children under five.
Colin Allen also known as Colis Williams and referred to as “Bonus” earlier today denied killing 77-year-old Danrasie Ganesh called ‘Carmen’ as the trail commences at the High Court before Justice Navindra Singh.Colin Allen also known as Colis WilliamsThe woman was murdered August 1, 2015 at a home at which she was care-taking. Some 10 witnesses are expected to testify during the trial.Murdered, Danrasie Ganesh called ‘Carmen’Allen is being represented by attorney Rachael Bakker while Tuanna Hardy, Teriq Mohammed and Abigail Gibbs are representing the state.According to reports, Ganesh’s battered body was discovered by relatives who went to check on her on the day in question.The murder which was reportedly captured on CCTV footage showed who is believed to be the accused striking Ganesh to her head with a tyre wrench before dragging her to a corner where the woman collapsed.The murderer then used a hand towel to strangle Ganesh around her neck, stomping and kicking her in the process until she went motionless.Following his arrest shortly after the killing, Allen told detectives that he was paid some $700,000 by a relative of Ganesh to kill her and to further steal documents pertaining to a property. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan gets 100 years for killing Montrose ‘granny’February 26, 2019In “Court”‘Granny Killer’ remanded to prisonAugust 25, 2015In “Crime”Mother flees country after realizing son killed Montrose GrannyAugust 24, 2015In “Crime”
3D Robotics’ Iris is an advanced quadcopter with full GPS-guided autonomous capabilities. Iris is designed to provide an “out-of-the-box” flying experience that brings the power of professional grade aerial robotics to the mass market. It can be controlled by an Android tablet or phone (iOS coming soon) or through a nine-channel radio control transmitter (included). With a mobile app, takeoff and landing can be done with a single touch, and mission planning is as simple as tapping on a map and drawing a path that Iris will follow.3DR’s newest quadcopter is designed with a wide angle between the front arms to provide a clear view for its onboard camera, an optional GoPro Hero3® that can also be included in the package. The arms and legs are produced from Zytel Nylon® for the ultimate in wear, abrasion and impact resistance. They come in various colours, and are easily and inexpensively replaced if required.Iris sports a high-performance 32-bit autopilot system built on an ARM Cortex-M4 processor that runs a real-time operating system and uses the latest ST Microelectronics sensors. The flight code represents over four years of professional development and testing in a community of over 40,000 users. Iris also features an integrated power-distribution/motor-control board to reduce weight and increase available payload capacity. All of Iris’s electronics are housed under a sleek shell that provides impact protection and aerodynamic efficiency.Iris includes an impressive list of features:Multiple control options provide redundancy and flexibility: RC, computer, phone, tabletBuilt-in data radio for real-time mission monitoring, data-logging, and controlPowerful cross-platform ground station/mission planning and analysis software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux, providing simple point-and-click programming and configurationMobile apps allow intuitive “draw a path” mission-planningCamera options include a live video link with programmable on-screen-display, and will soon support a fully integrated stabilized camera gimbal with autopilot controlGoPro® compatible camera mountAvailable with a nine-channel RC transmitter pre-programmed for the most popular flight modesPre-programmed GPS waypoints allow for professional-grade mission capabilities, such as mapping, scripted cinematography, scientific research, and other applications where repeatable flight plans are requiredAuto takeoff and landing along with Return-To-Launch point command at the press of a button or under programmable failsafe conditionsFollow Me function for the ultimate “selfies”. In this mode, Iris will follow (at an adjustable distance) any ground station device equipped with a GPS antenna and one of 3DR’s telemetry/control radiosGeo Fencing provides a virtual box to keep your drone within a user-selectable spaceOpen source flight code, ground station software and electronics are all freely distributed under standard open source licenses. This means that Iris’ capabilities are always improving and expanding with a simple firmware update!Ready-to-fly Iris packages are currently available for pre-order from 3D Robotics. These pre-ordered vehicles are intended for developer-level users who are familiar and comfortable with operating multi-rotor vehicles from 3D Robotics. A full consumer release of the product will follow shortly thereafter.
Terra Drone has continued its acquisition drive with the purchase of a majority stake in leading European drone service provider Skeye.With this acquisition, Terra Drone has become one of the largest drone service companies with more than 250 employees and a presence in all continents. As part of the acquisition, Skeye will become the European headquarters of Terra Drone.This is Terra Drone’s second acquisition in a matter of months. Back in October, it invested in Inkonova AB, a Swedish startup developing aerial robotics for underground mining and, earlier this month, it opened a branch in South Africa.Terra Drone serves its clients with safer, better and more efficient surveys and inspections by using and developing cutting-edge technologies in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, the company says. It has 10 subsidiaries in Japan, APAC, EU, Africa, North America, and South America and focuses on mining, construction, energy utilities, and oil and gas applications.Skeye, meanwhile, is an aerial survey and inspection company with a focus on drones in the oil and gas market. It has headquarters in the Netherlands and offices in the UK and Belgium.Toru Tokushige, CEO of Terra Drone, said the company had discussions with many drone operators in Europe but were especially impressed with the track record and professionalism of Skeye.“Skeye has an excellent track record and vast professional experience in the on- and offshore oil and gas market, in both inspections and 3D surveys using drones. We consider Skeye to be the best partner to bring our technologies to the European and African market.”Pieter Franken, managing director of Skeye, said: “Terra Drone will bring a wealth of new technologies and a global network that we can use to better serve our international clients. This will ensure we can keep on providing our customers with the most cutting-edge technologies, now and in the future.“The TerraUTM operating platform, 4G capabilities for guiding drones over large distances, in-house developed Terra-LiDAR, smart learning inspection software, and their proprietary mapping software, Terra-Mapper, are but a few of examples of technologies that this partnership will bring.”
AH WE LOVE an aul concert or ‘show’ here in Ireland. Pantos are pretty much booked up a year in advance and we’re so delighted when a big musical comes to the Grand Canal tickets become gold-dust.There’s just something about sitting in those stalls, taking it all in.Here are ten things you will definitely spot amongst the crowd at any live event around Ireland. Definitely.1. ALL the gadgetsSomeone will be watching the whole show through their phone to later post to YouTube so that no one will watch them. Source: Zsolt VajdaHours and hours of snapping, just to end up with this: Source: Tsunami The GeckoPhone obsessives can also be seen to check in on Facebook while live-tweeting proceedings so everyone reading it can be sure that they’re having a bad time.Kids at pantos, on the other hand, simply covet flash wands. Bonus points if it makes an earth-shattering noise. Source: Amazon2. Gentle shushing will echo the roomIt’s the ballet and you’ve just opened your wine gums, relax, old lady in front tutting.3. A chorus of Olé Olé Olé is always heardUsually at a pop concert, just as the performer starts to give the rehearsed spiel about how much Ireland is the best country in the world to perform to. Either that or booing that comes after mistaking us as part of Britain. Source: Sarah Whiteacre4. All drinkers will have at least two pints with them at all timesQueueing? Leaving our seat? Nobody has time for that. Source: atomicjeepFour pre-poured Heineken please, in a McDonald’s car tray. Thanks. Source: UK Packaging suppliers5. Aisle movement will be at an all time highThe latecomers always have the seats in the middle of a huge row. ‘Sorry’ will be said by both parties at least 50 times as they make their way across with trays of beer and swingy coats. You’ll apologise at least once for getting hit in the face with someone’s draw string. Source: athomeinscottsdale6. Old Irish slane tshirtsSpot the guy in the vintage band tshirt, probably from Slane, if the band you’re seeing ever played there. Then there’s the one who bought a tshirt at the merch stand and put it on over their jumper, never to be worn again. Source: Ebay7. Someone will think they deserve to be on stageWhether singing their heart out or heckling the act. Usually spotted at a comedy gig, the heckler will be constantly shouting during any opportune moment of silence. They think they’re bleedin’ gas and should be on stage themselves. They shouldn’t.8. A morph suit or other animal costume will gain attentionThe morph-suit-lad’s natural habitat is the outdoor music festival. He’ll always be spotted marching around like he owns the place, as everyone asks to get their photo taken with the absolute certified ledgebag. Source: Photocall Ireland!9. Home-made snacks will be rifeThe over-prepared mammy will have all the snacks you could ever want, either made at home or at least bought outside of that disgraceful venue mark-up. DISGRACEFUL. Source: Bmstores10. Loads will leave earlyEncore? Gone. They want to beat the exiting crowds, but now they are the exiting crowds.LAST SONG? GET THE COATS.7 things the new name for the Junior Cert ACTUALLY sounds like>6 good reasons to despise festive crowds>
YOUTUBE HAS UNVEILED its much-speculated-upon plan to charge viewers to subscribe to watch some videos on the site.A small number of channels have begun offering paid channels for subscribers only, starting at $0.99 per month. As the service launches today, there are 53 such channels, including National Geographic Kids and the company behind Sesame Street.For this money, YouTube said viewers will be able to watch live fights on a UFC channel, for example, or full episodes of children’s television programmes on the Sesame Street channel.YouTube said many channels will offer yearly rates at a discount, and every channel will offer a 14-day trial.Irish users who try to click into any of the channels get a message saying “This paid channel is unavailable in your country”.The service moves YouTube closer to services such as Netflix, and a step away from its beginnings as a way to showcase amateur homemade videos.In a blogpost, YouTube said the move was an extension of its partner programme which has been running since 2007 to “enable content creators to earn revenue for their creativity.”Users have to subscribe from a computer, but YouTube said viewers will be able to watch the channels across a range of devices and will soon be able to subscribe from these devices.“This is just the beginning,” YouTube said on its blog. The Google-owned site said it will be rolling out more paid channels in the coming weeks.YouTube said there are more than one million channels which are making money on the site.Read: YouTube has won its battle with TV… according to YouTube > Read: 11 internet firsts you probably never heard of >
OVER 9,000 FAMILIES will lose their One-Parent Family Payment today, as the criteria for eligibility changes.Changes to the payment were announced two years ago, with around 60,000 people set to be taken off the payment over time.The changes relate to the age of children and the time the payment began.It has been said that the reforms are designed to get lone parents into work, but those who have relied on the payment will be offered support by the Department of Social Protection.Jobseekers Allowance, Family Income Supplement Payment and Carer’s Allowance will be used to cover those who were reliant on the payment.Read: Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month
Les manchots royaux peuvent s’habituer à l’HommeSelon une étude expérimentale franco-suisse publiée récemment dans la revue BMC Ecology, les manchots royaux des îles subantarctiques supportent mieux la proximité des hommes lorsqu’ils y sont un peu accoutumés. Un atout pour l’espèce, lorsque les touristes deviendront plus nombreux dans ces contrées.Des chercheurs de l’Universités de Strasbourg, rattachés au CNRS, et de l’Université de Lausanne (Suisse) ont testé le stress occasionné par l’Homme à deux populations distinctes de manchots royaux sauvages d’une île subantarctique : la première vivant au contact des divers scientifiques qui travaillent dans ces milieux extrêmes, l’autre habitant une vallée exempte de toute présence humaine.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Trois expériences différentes ont été réalisées sur chacune de ces deux colonies : la première a consisté à émettre un soudain son métallique dans le dos des oiseaux ; la seconde à les approcher à 10 mètres ; et la troisième à les capturer (pour les relâcher au bout de trois minutes). Au cours des trois expériences, les biologistes ont alors utilisé des capteurs cardiaques afin d’évaluer le stress occasionné dans ces différentes circonstances.D’après les résultats publiés, il s’est finalement avéré que les manchots des 2 échantillons ont ‘hiérarchisé’ ces expériences de la même façon. Plus précisément, ils ont été légèrement stressés par le son inattendu, davantage par l’approche d’une personne, et énormément par la capture. Cependant, le niveau de stress, dans les deux premiers cas, a été bien moindre chez les oiseaux du premier groupe, ceux déjà familiarisés avec la présence humaine.Cette réaction atténuée mais montrant cependant un maintien du stress ‘salutaire’ imposé par un danger réel (la capture) – est un bon signe, selon les scientifiques. Ceux-ci estiment en effet qu’elle suggère que les manchots royaux peuvent continuer à se consacrer à leurs occupations vitales, une fois habitués à la présence humaine. Ce qui aidera les zoologistes à observer leur comportement d’une façon le moins biaisée possible, et permettra surtout à ces grands oiseaux de supporter l’arrivée de touristes toujours plus nombreux.Le 21 juillet 2012 à 19:09 • Maxime Lambert
For the first time, the beauty magazine will collaborate with Brides to create a special edition Bridal Box, the first of several such collaborations Allure has planned for the year ahead, publisher and chief revenue officer Agnes Chapski announced today. “We love the idea of combining our forces to introduce and bring consumers the best products that represent both our brands,” said Chapski in a statement. Looking to tap the recurring, direct consumer revenue well coveted by publishers, Allure debuted the Beauty Box program around mid-2014, as a successor to the former Allure Sample Society. Since then, it’s grown the program’s base to about 30,000 monthly, paying subscribers, according to Fashionista. Featuring brands like Aerin, Kaplan MD, and Rimmel, 5,000 custom-designed boxes will include ten deluxe product samples in total, curated by Allure editor Michelle Lee and Brides editor Keija Minor. Despite a retail value of $131, the Bridal Box can be purchased for $49.95 on Allure’s website (non-limited-edition Beauty Box subscriptions cost $15 per month or $165 per year). The special-edition boxes come with a “mini magazine” featuring content from both Allure and Brides. Allure will be giving subscribers to its monthly Beauty Box product sample kits a taste of some Condé Nast sister titles. The collaboration isn’t limited to Brides. Later this year, Allure plans to introduce Beauty Boxes alongside Condé Nast Traveler (Travel Essentials), Teen Vogue (Back-to-School), and GQ (Grooming).
Post a comment 40 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Every major PC maker has a division that makes PC gaming desktops and laptops, from Dell’s Alienware brand to HP’s Omen line. But at an event like CES 2019, it’s a bad idea to sleep on the smaller boutique PC makers who often bring new and interesting prototypes to the show.Origin PC’s sweet sixteenOrigin PC has been building high-end desktops and laptops since 2009. This year, the CES highlight was a new laptop design, called the Evo16-S. As you might be able to guess from the name, this isn’t a 15-inch gaming laptop or a 17-inch one. It’s a very, very rare laptop with a 16-inch display, something I’ve only seen a handful of times in the past decade or so.The new 16-inch Evo16-S. Sarah Tew/CNET Normally, I might think of this as an idea not worth the extra size and weight to deal with, but the 16.1-inch 144Hz FHD display fits into a chassis about the size of a slim 15-inch gaming laptop, and weighs a reasonable 4.5 pounds. Even the power brick is smaller, closer in size to what you’d get on a non-gaming laptop. Naturally it includes the new Nvidia RTX GPUs, and will start at about $1,900. Preview • Maingear’s jaw-dropping F131 liquid-cooled gaming PC is here Origin PC brings a 16-inch gaming laptop to CES 2019 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Share your voice Laptops Tablets Gaming Desktops See all the best laptops from CES 2019 CES 2019 Tags Maingear F131 0 1:30 The company also brought two concept pieces to CES. One is a giant motorized standing desk. This still-unnamed desk is extra wide to accommodate big monitors, mousepads and anything else. Cables can be routed through openings in the top, and A/V ports on the desk can be used to connect other devices to a display, while the desktop itself sits on a shelf bolted to the bottom of the desk. No firm details on when or if this will be released or how much it will cost. The unnamed motorized standing desk. Sarah Tew/CNET Another concept piece Origin PC is talking about is the Cube, a small form factor desktop with an all-glass body. This prototype can handle a full-size desktop GPU, liquid cooling and up to seven drives. That unit hadn’t arrived yet when we previewed the company’s CES lineup, but we hope to see it in person soon. The Maingear F131 with Apex Spectrum lighting and cooling. Sarah Tew/CNET Maingear hits an ApexNew Jersey-based Maingear kicked off a colorful CES 2019 lineup with Apex Spectrum, a custom lighting and liquid cooling system for its micro-ATX F131 desktop. It takes last year’s Apex cooling, which is a series of water pumps, temperature sensors and a large reservoir specifically built to fit inside that particular case, and adds RPG lighting for a seemingly endless list of possible color combinations. A version of the Apex Spectrum will also be available for the larger Maingear Rush desktop, but only for a limited time, according to the company. Dan Ackerman/CNET Also new for CES 2019 is a 17-inch version of the Pulse, a fairly slim gaming laptop that will include Nvidia’s new RTX GPUs. RTX graphics are coming to the existing Pulse 15 model as well. But the biggest surprise of our tour was a unique feature built into the F131 desktop on display. Maingear is a company that will build pretty much anything an ambitious PC gamer can ask for, including occasional one-time specialty builds for a very specific purpose. There’s a slot on the side of the chassis that fits a Nintendo Switch console. Slide your Switch in and it connects via a USB-C plug inside and routes the video output from the Switch to your PCs display. CES Products Dell HP Nvidia Nintendo
This handout photo shows Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin (R) speaking with US National Security adviser John Bolton following their meeting at the presidential complex in the capital Ankara, on 8 January. Photo: AFPTurkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned comments by a key US envoy over the future of a US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia as a “grave mistake”, as tensions flared over Washington’s planned withdrawal from war-torn Syria.Erdogan’s comments came shortly after US National Security adviser John Bolton held talks in the Turkish capital with Erdogan’s adviser Ibrahim Kalin, in a key meeting focusing on the surprise US decision to withdraw its troops from Syria.But it was comments made by Bolton on Sunday in Israel that had already raised hackles in Ankara, when he suggested the retreat was also conditional on the safety of US-backed Kurdish fighters, considered terrorists by Turkey.”John Bolton has made a grave mistake on this issue,” Erdogan told his party’s lawmakers in parliament.US president Donald Trump caused a political storm last month when he announced the troop pullout, claiming to have succeeded in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group.Fighting continues however, with Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying IS suicide attackers had hit the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Syria late on Sunday, killing 23 of its fighters.The pullout, which Washington has since stressed will be gradual, was hailed by Erdogan as the “right call” in a column published Tuesday in the New York Times.But it has also raised concerns that Kurdish fighters would be exposed to the threat of a cross-border operation by their archfoe Turkey.No promisesUS-led coalition forces have provided air power and other support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in its operation to flush out IS from the last rump of its now-defunct “caliphate”.As part of this, American forces have worked closely with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia, seen by Ankara as a “terrorist offshoot” of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state since 1984.That US military support for the YPG has shaken relations between Washington and Ankara.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo drew the wrath of the Turkish leadership last week when he said Washington would ensure “the Turks don’t slaughter the Kurds” in Syria as American troops withdraw.”That Turkey targets the Kurds is the most vile, the most dishonourable, the ugliest and the cheapest slander,” Erdogan said on Tuesday.But the Turkish leader made it clear that Ankara would not soften its stance against the YPG.”Those who are in the terror corridor in Syria will learn necessary lessons,” he said.After meeting Bolton on Tuesday, Kalin also urged Washington to take back all the weapons provided to Syrian Kurdish militia forces.He denied comments by Pompeo that Turkey had promised the US not to attack the Kurdish fighters.”Nobody should expect Turkey to provide assurances to a terror organisation,” he told journalists in Ankara.Bolton’s spokesman Garrett Marquis described the talks as “productive” and centred on “the president’s decision to withdraw at a proper pace from northeast Syria”.Military win ‘first step’When Trump first announced the pullout of 2,000 ground troops on 19 December, Ankara was a lonely voice among NATO allies welcoming the decision.Erdogan has promised Trump that Turkey could finish off the remnants of IS in Syria.”A military victory against the terrorist group is a mere first step,” he said in the New York Times, warning against premature declarations of victory.Nicholas Heras, an analyst at the Center for a New American Security, said Ankara would need so much support from Washington to completely eradicate IS, that it would be “to the point where the US military would essentially still be inside Syria”.Trump on Monday conceded that the fight against IS was not over.”We will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and doing all else that is prudent and necessary!” he tweeted.Last month, Erdogan threatened to launch a cross-border operation against the YPG, east of the Euphrates River, which he said later would be delayed after Trump’s pullout order.Turkish military forces supporting Syrian rebels launched incursions into northern Syria against IS in August 2016 and against the YPG in January 2018.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Tags: Emirates, Jobs Share Posted by TORONTO – Emirates continues to grow at a rapid pace, and it’s looking for Canadians specifically to help service new routes on its expanding network.The world’s largest international airline, based in Dubai, is holding a Cabin Crew recruitment Open Day on Saturday, May 26 at 8 a.m. sharp at the Grand Hotel & Suites, Toronto (225 Jarvis Street). Emirates is looking for both women and men to fill new positions that have been created due to its continued growth, including the recent addition of new routes as well as additional aircraft.While no prior experience is required, there are a number of criteria that need to be filled in order to be considered. These include a minimum of 21 years of age at the time of joining, and an arm reach of 212 cm when standing on tiptoes. More information about requirements can be found at http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew/.Emirates’ cabin crew are offered an entire employment package, which includes benefits such as: tax-free income; free high standard shared accommodation in Dubai; free transport to/from work; medical and dental cover; and exclusive discounts on shopping and leisure activities in Dubai. It also offers attractive concessional travel benefits for cabin crew as well as their families and friends, particularly advantageous as Emirates’ global network spans six continents.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“Our cabin crew are open-minded, helpful, friendly and service-oriented and that’s what we need from candidates in order to deliver Emirates’ award-winning onboard experience to customers,” said Don McWilliam, Country Manager for Emirates in Canada. “This Open Day is a great opportunity for people to get their career off to a flying start.”McWilliam also added that applicants need to drop in to the Open Day with an up-to-date resume in English and a recent photograph. Pre-registration is not required.“Candidates will need to come prepared to spend the full day at the venue, if required,” he added. “Shortlisted candidates will be informed of timings for further assessments and interviews.”This cabin crew Open Day comes on the heels of Emirates’ pilot recruitment roadshows that were held last year. The airline currently flies to 159 destinations across six continents and operates a modern fleet of 269 all wide-body aircraft. It is considered the largest global operator of the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380 aircraft. Dream job alert: Emirates now recruiting Canadians for cabin crew Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Just in time for Thanksgiving, an easy way to share the bounty. (Courtesy of the World Food Programme)Thanksgiving is here, and for today’s festivities many of us will reunite with our loved ones to enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner, whether we cook at home or dine out. But have you thought about those who will struggle to find even one decent meal today?According to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) website, there are 795 million undernourished people around the globe, meaning that “one in nine people do not get enough food to lead an active and healthy life. In fact, hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.”However, the solution is eminently affordable: for only fifty cents, the WFP can offer a person in need three basic meals for the day. The organization’s new app, “Share the Meal,” makes this donation simpler and quicker than ever, so that smartphone users – who outnumber hungry children 20 to 1 – can reduce hunger as quickly as they update their Facebook status.Through “Share the Meal,” launched on Nov. 12, users can feed one hungry child for a day, week, month or year; track where their donation was used; and see how many meals have been shared overall. In the summer and fall of 2015, “Share the Meal” helped schoolchildren in Lesotho, shared 1.8 million meals with children there.Now, the main goal is to provide school meals to 20,000 Syrian children in refugee camps in Jordan for a full year. Donations are allowing these children to receive school meals, helping ensure they can continue their studies.Visit the Share The Meal website to learn more or to share your meal.Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic 5 ways the world will look dramatically different in 2100 Costa Rican knitters provide comfort to Syrian refugees
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Aussies are taking the road less travelled, with South America rising in popularity amongst soft adventure travellers in Oz. Adventure World product manager Greg Lee told e-Travel Blackboard that Aussies are more and more taking interest in the culture and activities only South America has on offer. “Latin America is definitely a destination Australians a looking to travel to and it is also a future destination, that Aussies plan to visit,” he said. “South America is going through a renaissance as such, it’s been 100 years since it was discovered and that is something of interest to travellers.” Mr Lee added that more visitors returning from Latin American, particularly Mexico, are realising the beauty behind the destination, breaking away from the negative perceptions they left with. Offering road trips through the US, Canada and Mexico, TrekAmerica sales representative Brian Topolosky told e-Travel Blackboard that people travelling through Latin America with the group get to experience and see scenic and cultural pictures come to life. “You see pictures like this [in brochures] and it is like it, it is amazing. “But not only that, it is adventurous and it offers a different type of adventure that is not mainstream.” Among the benefits of travelling with Adventure World and its partners, Mr Lee said is that the itineraries are developed with guides from the destination.“These days, with the net people are one step ahead,” he said.“So we’ve developed itineraries that can’t be replicated because the staff has either been to the destination or comes from the destination.”
in Data, Origination Study: One-Third of Americans Unlikely to Qualify for a Mortgage A study from “”Zillow””:http://www.zillow.com/ finds three out of 10 Americans are still unable to get in on today’s improving market as mortgage availability remains tight.[IMAGE]For its analysis, Zillow analyzed 13 million loan quotes and more than 225,000 purchase loan requests on its Mortgage Marketplace in the first half of September. Results were compared to a similar study conducted in September 2010.The findings show that borrowers with credit scores under 620–about 28.4 percent of Americans today, according to data from myFICO.com–were unlikely to receive even one quote for a 30-year fixed-rate loan, even if they offered a higher down payment of 15-25 percent.””Despite all-time high levels of affordability in the housing market, tightened lending standards mean that nearly one-third of Americans are unlikely to be able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership because they can’t qualify for a mortgage due to a low credit score,”” said Erin Lantz, director of mortgages at Zillow.Meanwhile, those who are able to secure a loan are having more trouble getting the best mortgage rates.According to Zillow’s analysis, the lowest rates are currently reserved for those with credit scores of 740 or higher–compared to 720 in 2010. Records from myFICO show 40.3 percent of Americans fit that criteria, while 47 percent qualified for the relaxed standard three years ago (borrowers with scores higher than 740 in 2010 “”did not receive significantly better mortgage rates,”” Zillow said).In the 2013 study, Zillow found borrowers with credit scores of 740 or above received an average low annual percentage rate (APR) of 4.42 percent for conventional 30-year fixed mortgages. Borrowers with mid-range credit (between 620 and 739) received APRs between 4.47 percent and 5.09 percent, and those with scores below 620 received too few quotes to even calculate the average low APR.To avoid surprises, Lantz recommended borrowers to check their credit score and report at least six months before they intend to purchase “”to see if there are any costly inaccuracies, pay down high-balance lines of credit and make sure your bills are always paid on time.”” September 27, 2013 489 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Borrower Profile Credit Standards Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers Zillow 2013-09-27 Tory Barringer Share
Related LinksRosen has task of keeping Cardinals on pace with Mahomes-led ChiefsCardinals GM Steve Keim rooting for Byron Leftwich’s future as OCWeek 10 NFL injury report: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City ChiefsBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals prep for Chiefs’ offensive buzzsawCardinals have goals to reach in front of former coach Bruce AriansThe Chiefs’ success begins with head coach Andy Reid’s explosive offense that uses motions, RPOs and darn good talent to take shots at big plays. It’s only gotten better this year with the arm of second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes taking the reins of that offense this year in place of the traded Alex Smith.Here are five quotes about stopping that offense straight from the Cardinals’ mouths heading into the first game of the second half of the season.(AP Photo/David Richard, File)It’s crazy the way he gets the ball out, all that type of stuff. It reminds you of like baseball players, how they throw the ball. It’s definitely crazy to see on film, especially when get gets out the pocket — he’s real accurate out the pocket. I really see that.— Safety Budda BakerThat’s the word on Mahomes, who indeed grew up as a high-profile pitching prospect before deciding to play football, leading him to Texas Tech.His baseball background has made him a dangerous threat outside the pocket, where on the move he’s able to throw accurate balls with different arm slots and body positions. Mahomes, who is completing 66 percent of his passes for 9.2 yards per attempt, is so good on the move the Cardinals have spoken openly about their hopes to keep him contained in the pocket. (AP Photos) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)DeSean Jackson is another one that has that long-gait speed … that track-style running. The thing with Tyreek, he’s literally a cheetah. Like, he goes zero-to-60 in a blink of an eye. That might be a Florida thing.At the end of the day, you know, you want to be physical with those types of receivers. Those guys can’t run a 4.3 within the first five yards if you have proper technique at the line of scrimmage. The thing about him, he’s also pretty quick to where he can slip and maneuver around press technique very, very well.— Cornerback Patrick PetersonWilks said the biggest challenge is preventing Hill and fellow receiver Sammy Watkins — a 2014 first-round pick by Buffalo who is listed as questionable to play — from targeting Arizona down the field.Avoiding free releases involves the Cardinals getting physical facing those receivers within five yards of the line of scrimmage.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)They’ve got so many weapons and they do such a great job of spreading the ball around. You’d have to play really good man-to-man and you’d have to have a heck of a safety to cover Travis Kelce.— CBS analyst and former Cardinals coach Bruce AriansAh, yes. Don’t forget about the contributions of Kelce. Top Stories He’s second on the Chiefs in receiving yards (741), tied for second in receiving touchdowns (6), second in 20-plus yard plays (10), first in yards after catch (309) and first in first downs (36).So who might be the man for the job?Baker, who did not practice due to a foot injury Thursday but was limited on Friday, could be the man for the job.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)I see a receiver in Kelce, a big receiver. He’s able to do things against linebackers that receivers do against corners. He’s also able to do (those things) against DBs.— Safety Budda BakerBaker leads the Cardinals with 72 tackles and eight for loss. Coming off a game in which he helped fill in for the now-healthy Tre Boston as a deep safety, it’s likely that Baker will be back to his role playing near the line of scrimmage against the Chiefs.This, however, comes a game after Arizona beat San Francisco using a traditional three-linebacker personnel grouping for all but third downs. TEMPE, Ariz. — So far, nobody’s come close to stopping the Kansas City Chiefs.They scored 40 points in their one loss over nine games. Only the Los Angeles Rams have piled up more yardage this season.Kansas City leads the NFL averaging 36.3 points per game. Finish with that mark, and the Chiefs would rank third all-time in highest points averaged over a regular season.It’s a tall task for the Arizona Cardinals to stop them on Sunday in a Week 10 game at Arrowhead Stadium. 1 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Problem is, he goes through his progressions well inside or out of it.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)When you start trying to take everything away, I think that’s where you go wrong. You got to try to eliminate certain things, and you got to go with your fundamentals and technique based off the call. We can’t give up the big play. We know Tyreek Hill, number 10, is one of those guys that’s going to try to take the top off.And then Kelce, he does as good of a job as far as getting underneath. I could go on-and-on as far as their weapons.— Head coach Steve WilksSimply put, Kansas City’s success begins with its talent.And it’s a lot to do with great drafting. The Chiefs traded up to 10th and selected Mahomes in 2017.In the third-round of that draft, they selected their No. 1 running back, Kareem Hunt, who has 683 rushing yards and 312 through the air, plus 13 touchdowns split between the ground and passing games.Tight end Travis Kelce was a third-round pick in 2013 who has been as good as any at his position the last three years.Then there’s Hill, the 5-foot-10 receiver who was a fifth-round pick out of West Alabama in 2016. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires
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