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Twitter unveils a set of new anti-trolling tools making it easier to report internet abuse

first_imgTwitter has introduced a set of new “anti-trolling” tools, meaning it’s now harder for its 284m active users to “troll” one another.”Trolling” is a description for when a user’s Twitter account or posts are bombarded with insults, provocations or threats. The social network unveiled a set of faster, more mobile friendly tools which will make it easier for users to flag abusive content.Users can click on a tweet, select “block or report” and then click through a list of reasons explaining why they want to do this.People who witness abuse, but are not the ones actually receiving it, will also be able to report it.Additionally Twitter has improved its behind-the-scenes procedures, such as reviewing and responding to abuse reports faster.Starting today we’re rolling out an improved way to flag abusive Tweets. See how it works. https://t.co/Yf6cStz0z1— Twitter Support (@Support) December 2, 2014Presently, it has a one-click button that takes users to a page where they must fill out a report describing the alleged harassment.Twitter has created a new page where users can see all the account they have blocked, and these people will no longer be able to view their homepage. The company has also promised to add more controls and features to this in the coming months.Twitter said in a blog post:Everything that happens in the world, happens on Twitter – to the tune of more than 500 million Tweets every day.That can sometimes include content that violates our rules around harassment and abuse and we want to make it easier to report such content.So, we’re improving the reporting process to make it much more mobile-friendly, require less initial information, and, overall, make it simpler to flag Tweets and accounts for review.The online social networking service has come under fire amid a spate of reports about death and rape threats.Last month, Olympic gold medallist Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill received death threats after she said she would request her name to be removed from a stand at Sheffield United if it offered a new contract to convicted rapist Ched Evans. Jessica Morris whatsapp Tuesday 2 December 2014 4:35 pm Share Twitter unveils a set of new anti-trolling tools making it easier to report internet abuse More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Tags: Twitter whatsapplast_img read more

Opinion: The Heath – an under-researched archaeological landscape of prehistoric activity

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Council Pinterest Council Home News Community Opinion: The Heath – an under-researched archaeological landscape of prehistoric activity NewsCommunity Community Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th January 2018 Opinion: The Heath – an under-researched archaeological landscape of prehistoric activity An example of a ring barrow at The Heath The recent incidents of people driving quad bikes on The Heath has prompted a local archaeologist to question if the area’s archaeological significance is fully understood. Below is an opinion piece Dr Eoin Sullivan penned to open up a debate on the the importance of the area just outside Portlaoise…____________________________________________________The recent reports concerning recreational uses of the Heath raises a question of whether we know enough about the archaeological significance of the Heath as part of heritage of county Laois.The Heath is a unique archaeological landscape whose character is defined in no small part by the series of prehistoric burial sites that are visible on the ground surface. These burial sites, called ring-barrows, are circular shaped ditches with a low raised earthen bank around the outside.In some parts of the country, the Heath in County Laois being one, the concentration is such that they are classed as prehistoric cemeteries. This place was a commemorative burial space, where agricultural communities in the Bronze Age (c.2200BC-500BC) came together to bury their dead.There are fourteen known ring-barrows dispersed around the Heath, but there is potential for other archaeological material to survive below the surface. This archaeological landscape has a time-depth indicated by the range of archaeological monuments dating to different time periods on the Heath, with some monuments used and re-used by different generations of the local inhabitants.What lies beneath the sometimes shallow, always protective topsoil, may tell us more of county Laois’s wider European connections. The many commuters and visitors who travel along the M7 to the west of the Heath, may be unaware of the range of archaeological sites identified and excavated a decade ago (2007) as part of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s (formerly NRA) construction of the motorway. Two main areas of Morrett and Ballydavis contained a range of archaeological monuments from different time periods.MotorwayThe stretch of motorway closest to Morrett to the north of the Heath contained two burnt mounds, two fulachtaí fia (cooking sites), a burial of a young adult (probably female), a corn drying kiln and an ancient road that showed a history of usage from medieval to modern times. Some of these sites are representative of the activities of Bronze Age people living within the area of the Heath.At the area of Ballydavis within the footprint of the motorway, four ring-ditches and seven furnaces were excavated dating from the Bronze to the Iron Age. The furnaces show evidence of iron smelting at the site and one of the ring ditches contained a central burial with cremated human bone within a small bronze box. The closest parallel for the bronze box is the chariot burial of a young female in Yorkshire, England.The Heath has a mixed legacy of modern recreational use, from horse racing to golf course. As has happened around the country, occasionally archaeological monuments were incorporated into later land use, as was the case with the ringfort (typically early medieval habitations) being used as a feature of the golf course.PrehistoricThe Heath is an under-researched archaeological landscape of prehistoric activity, where local communities worked their metal, buried their dead, traded goods and farmed in different ways through the millennia.The monuments on the Heath and the excavations associated with the motorway tell us this story and much more. But the area of the Heath, between and on the fringes of these monuments, could potentially tell us more. The evidence is sealed under the protective topsoil cover, a cover that can be quite shallow in places and easily damaged by over use of motorised vehiclesDr. Eoin SullivanSEE ALSO – Laois Hotel makes TripAdvisor’s top 25 hotelscenter_img Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Facebook Previous articleLaois Soccer club awarded for promoting integration of refugeesNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, January 25, 2018 LaoisToday Reporter TAGSDr Eoin SullivanThe Heath RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Permission granted for housing development in Abbeyleix while further homes planned in Portarlington Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Late Kingston goal helps Laois to O’Byrne Cup win over Wicklow

first_img Twitter Late Kingston goal helps Laois to O’Byrne Cup win over Wicklow Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v WicklowO’Byrne CupWicklow Home Sport GAA Late Kingston goal helps Laois to O’Byrne Cup win over Wicklow SportGAAGaelic Football WhatsApp Paul Kingston of Laois celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal with teammate Donie Kingston during the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup game against Wicklow this evening. Picture: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile Laois 2-11 Wicklow 2-10Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup Round 3The Laois footballers got their first win of the new season thanks to a late goal from half-time sub Paul Kingston in the O’Byrne Cup away to Wicklow this evening.Played in the Bray Emmetts club grounds, Laois conceded two first-half goals and that looked as if it would be crucial. But Laois fought back well in the second half to record end their O’Byrne Cup campaign with a win.Laois had lost to Meath and Wexford before Christmas meaning a semi-final place was beyond their reach they and now have a three-week break without competitive action before their Allianz Football League Division 3 opener away to Down on Saturday, January 26.Laois went 0-2 to 0-0 behind early on but points from Evan O’Carroll and Rory Bracken had them level before Donie Kingston nudged them ahead in the ninth minute.Anthony McLoughlin’s first score tied things but before a Wicklow goal from Patrick O’Connor put the hosts three clear.Evan O’Carroll responded with two points for Laois but 1-1 from McLoughlin in quick succession – the goal coming after a Mark Jackson free came back off the post – put Wicklow five up with three minutes to go in the half.Evan O’Carroll replied with his fourth point of the half but Wicklow led 2-4 to 0-6 at the break.Laois made a host of changes at the break and Paul Kingston was the one that would have the biggest impact. He pointed within minutes of the restart and that was followed by points from his brother Donie and O’Carroll again. Wicklow settled themselves with a couple of points before debutant Eoin Dunne from Rosenallis pointed and then Paul Kingston got the first of his second-half goals with eight minutes remaining.Wicklow again nudged ahead through Anthony McLoughlin and looked as if they might have enough to win before Kingston pounced for his second goal and Laois held on.Laois have scheduled practice games against Tipperary and Kerry over the next couple of weeks and manager John Sugrue – who watched the game on crutches following a recent cruciate operation – is expected to finalise his panel in the coming weeks.Laois manager John Sugrue on crutches during the Laois v Wicklow game in Bray Emmets following a recent cruciate operation. Picture: SportsfileSCORERS – Laois: Evan O’Carroll 0-5, Donie Kingston 0-3, Rory Bracken 0-1. Paul Kingston 2-2, Eoin Dunne 0-1. Wicklow: Padraig O’Toole 0-1, Dean Healy 0-1, Anthony McLoughlin 1-5, Patrick O’Connor 1-0, Mark Jackson 0-1, Conor McGraynor 0-1LAOIS: Eoghan Keogh (Mountmellick); David Seale (Portlaoise), Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen), Adam Campion (St Joseph’s); Eoin Buggie (Stradbally), Paddy O’Sullivan (Portarlington), Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen); Rory Bracken (O’Dempsey’s), John O’Loughlin (St Brigid’s, Dublin); James Mullaney (Castletown), Conor Boyle (Portlaoise), Brian Byrne (Graiguecullen); Michael Keogh (St Joseph’s), Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard), Donie Kingston (Arles-Killeen). Subs: Paul Kingston (Arles-Killeen) for Mullaney (HT), Robert Tyrell (Camross) for Bracken (HT), Marty Scully (Ballyroan-Abbey) for Byrne (HT), Damien O’Connor (Timahoe) for Boyle (injured – HT), Denis Booth (The Heath) for O’Sullivan (injured – 40), Kevin Meaney (Arles-Kilcruise) for O’Loughlin (46), Finbarr Crowley (Emo) for Timmons (55), Graham Brody (Portlaoise) for E Keogh (55), Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis) for O’Carroll (58), Danny O’Reilly (Graiguecullen) for M Keogh (60)WICKLOW: Mark Jackson; Oisin Manning, Jamie Snell, Ross O’Brien; David Devereaux, Shane Mooney, Darragh Fitzgerald; Padraig O’Toole, Dean Healy; Mark Fitzsimons, Anthony McLoughlin, Gearoid Murphy; Chris O’Brien, Conor McGraynor, Patrick O’Connor. Subs; Ross Davis for O’Connor, Fintan O’Shea for Fitzsimons, Darren Hayden for SmythSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Pinterestcenter_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th January 2019 WhatsApp Facebook Community Council Pinterest Previous articleLaois’s or Laois’, nights out and sound Gardai – it’s our Tweets of the WeekNext articleLaois hurlers looking to get back on track against Dublin LaoisToday Reporter Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening last_img read more

CIBC Mellon to provide fund services for IGM Financial

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media iA Clarington aims for sleeker, cleaner product lineup “Having CIBC Mellon support our fund services operations will allow us to leverage their scale and technology, so we can focus on our core business of working with our clients to help them achieve their financial goals and aspirations,” IGM Financial president and CEO said Jeff Carney said in a statement.Most IGM Fund Services employees in Toronto and Winnipeg will transition to CIBC Mellon once the agreement is complete, the firms said, and CIBC Mellon will also open an office in Winnipeg.In a statement, CIBC Mellon CEO Steve Wolff said the firm was “looking forward to welcoming a group of experienced fund services employees in Toronto and Winnipeg to the CIBC Mellon team.”IGM Financial has approximately $162 billion in total assets under management across its wealth management companies, which include IG Wealth Management, Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel.Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in November, were not disclosed. Close up of businessman hands making handshake - greeting, dealing, merger and acquisition concepts kritchanut/123RF Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest Toronto-based CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company will now provide most of the fund services for Winnipeg-based investment manager IGM Financial Inc.CIBC Mellon already handles custody and other services for IGM, the firms said Friday in a release. IE Staff Keywords Asset management companies,  Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies IGM Financial Inc., CIBC Mellon CPPIB reports record return for latest fiscal year Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Sherryfest 2015 arrives in New York City June 23-25th

first_imgLinkedin TAGSfeaturedSherryfest AdvertisementPeter Liem’s Popular Event with Intriguing Seminars, Dinners, and a Grand Tasting mark event’s 4th anniversary New York, NY, May 28, 2015 – Sherry aficionados are marking their calendars as Peter Liem’s popular sherry-focused event comes back to New York City June 23-25th this year. Sherryfest is a week full of fabulous rare sherry, pithy seminars, and expertly paired dinners hosted by some of Jerez’s most noteworthy producers. The sought-after 4th edition of Sherryfest will be held in its originating city, New York, and will feature a variety of exciting events for both consumers and wine professionals. This year also debuts a cocktail-focused component for the event, solidifying the versatility of sherry around the country in leading bar and restaurant cocktail programs. The full schedule of events includes four producer dinners and six seminars, as well as a Welcome Party to kick off the event series. The Grand Tasting day schedule includes two of the seminars including a History of Sherry in Cocktails with David Wondrich, noted author and contributor to Esquire Magazine, and Sherry in Wine Programs with Diez-Merito and Emilio Hidalgo, moderated by Levi Dalton.The first three dinner events will showcase rare sherries paired alongside the food of some of New York’s leading restaurants who have dedicated menus and bar programs to highlight sherry: Chef’s Club, Huertas, and Toro. The closing dinner will be the event’s first-ever gala dinner, hosted by Racines NY. A full list of producers, dates, and times for these limited ticket offerings is here.Seminar topics outside of the Grand Tasting day include Flor Aging in Manzanilla with Barbadillo; Aging Sherry without Flor with Bodegas Tradición & Delgado Zuleta; The Art of Blending with Lustau and Williams & Humbert; Vintage Sherries with González Byass.Sherryfest is the brainchild of noted wine writer Peter Liem, who authors ChampagneGuide.net and the recently published Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla: A Guide to the Traditional Wines of Andalucía, and Rosemary Gray, Wine Specialist at Flatiron Wines & Spirits. Launched in 2012 in New York City, Sherryfest immediately became the largest sherry event to ever take place outside of Spain, and Liem has become one of America’s greatest advocates of this storied yet modern beverage. Featuring an array of tasting events, seminars, and sherry dinners with bodega representatives, the event has since expanded to include Portland, Toronto, and San Francisco.The primary bodega hosts for the dinners and seminars are Bodegas Tradición, Delgado Zuleta, Barbadillo, Emilio Hidalgo, Valdespino, González Byass, Lustau, Sánchez Romate, and Williams & Humbert. Also participating in the Grand Tasting are such distinguished names as Gutierrez Colosia, Rey Fernando de Castilla, Hidalgo-La Gitana and Díez-Mérito.Liem has called sherry “the hottest wine in New York,” and it has indeed been on an impressive, if still modest, comeback tour in the US in recent years. Once derided as the démodé beverage of choice for the elder set (mostly thanks to the reputation left by the sweeter cream sherries), sherry—particularly dry versions such as fino and amontillado—has quickly become one of the hottest wine styles among sommeliers, writers, and the international wine cognoscenti, thanks to its excellent value and versatility with food. Imports have certainly increased over the last three years, with big houses like González Byass citing that shipments to the U.S. have increased threefold in the last decade.Grand Tasting registration is now open, and tickets for dinners and seminars are also available for purchase. The Grand Tasting at City Winery on Thursday June 25th is open to the wine trade from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and to consumers from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Though it is a free event, pre-registration is required for admittance. Seminars range from $39-$49. Dinner prices range from $135-$145, which is all-inclusive of food, sherry, tax, and gratuity. All event attendees must be at least 21 years of age. In addition to all the Sherryfest programming, there will be citywide in-store tastings on June 20th in addition to an official sherry cocktail evening at Pouring Ribbons also on the 20th.For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Kimberly Charles or Alexandra Fondren at Charles Communications Associates at 415|701-9463 or [email protected] For additional event information, please contact Sarah Bray at [email protected], or follow @Sherryfest on Twitter and Instagram.Advertisement Previous article4th Annual WIN Expo Exhibitor Booths Sold OutNext articleAfternoon Brief, May 28 Press Release Facebook Email Twitter Pinterest ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Sherryfest 2015 arrives in New York City June 23-25thIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessSherryfest 2015 arrives in New York City June 23-25thBy Press Release – May 28, 2015 32 0 Sharelast_img read more

20 UK returnees detected with new mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus

first_img20 UK returnees detected with new mutant variant of SARS- CoV-2 virus MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” COVID-19 Updates News Public Health Health Ministry recommends extension of temporary suspension of international flights from UK to India till January 7, 2021; warns against New Year celebrations turning into “super spreader” eventsThe count of persons with the mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus reported from UK has risen from six to 20. 107 samples were tested in the 10 labs which are part of INSACOG, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium, formed by the Government of IndiaOf the 107 samples, NIV, Pune has tested the highest (50 samples, of which 1 case was positive for the mutation) followed by 15 samples each by NIMHANS Bengaluru (7 positive for the mutated strain) and CCMB Hyderabad (2 positive for the mutated strain), NCDC Delhi (14 samples tested, of which 8 had the mutated strain), NIBMG Kolkata (7 tested, 1 had the mutated strain) and IGIB Delhi (6 tested, 1 with the mutated strain).The health ministry is keeping the situation under careful watch and regular advice is being provided to the States for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to the INSACOG labs.The Health Ministry has recommended to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the extension of the temporary suspension of flights originating from UK into India to be further extended till January 7, 2021.This has been recommended based on the inputs received from the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) headed by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) and the National Task Force jointly headed by DG, ICMR and Member (Health), NITI Aayog.It has also been suggested to Ministry of Civil Aviation that after January 7, 2021, strictly regulated resumption of limited number of flights originating from UK into India may be considered. The specifics of such a mechanism may be worked out by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.The Union Health Secretary has written to all the States to keep a strict vigil on all events that could be potential “super spreader” events, and to curb crowding in the wake of the New Year celebrations and various events associated with it as well as on-going winter season.The recent advice and guidance to the States by Home Ministry has been reiterated by the Health Ministry. Ministry of Home Affairs has mandated that States/UTs based on their assessment of the situation, may impose local restrictions with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19, such as night curfew. The Home Ministry has also stipulated that there shall be no restriction on interstate and intra-state movement of persons and goods. Drawing attention to this, the Health Secretary has urged the States to promptly assess the local situation and consider imposition of appropriate restrictions on December 30-31, 2020 as well as on January 1, 2021.As per health ministry data, daily recoveries have outnumbered the daily new cases for the last 33 days successively. In the last 24 hours, 20,549 persons were found to be COVID positive in the country. During the same period, 26,572 new recoveries were registered ensuring a drop in the active caseload.India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 98,34,141 as of December 30, which is the highest globally. The recovery rate has also reached nearly 96 pe cent (95.99 per cent), with the gap between recoveries and active cases consistently widening and now at 95,71,869.Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 5,887. It is followed by Maharashtra with 3,018 new cases. West Bengal recorded 1,244 new cases.Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 5,572 newly recovered cases. 5,029 people recovered in Kerala followed by 1,607 in Chhattisgarh.Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (68). West Bengal and Delhi follow with 30 and 28 daily deaths, respectively. Share Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Related Posts WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on December 30, 2020 Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Comments (0) INSACOGmutated SARS-CoV-2 virus The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Commentlast_img read more

Shaw encourages equity financing

first_imgRelatedShaw encourages equity financing RelatedShaw encourages equity financing Shaw encourages equity financing Finance & Public ServiceOctober 26, 2010 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedShaw encourages equity financing FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has advised persons seeking to establish businesses to consider equity financing over the high interest rates charged by some financial institutions.“Instead of paying interest rates at the banks that would make your projects unviable, consider going to the junior stock exchange for your equity financing,” Mr. Shaw said.“We have no tax on profit for the first five years, and in the second five years we only tax 50 per cent of profits: we are giving you a chance to go the route of equity financing rather than high interest financing,” the Minister said at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Northern Caribbean University (NCU) to promote the JSE’s e-Learning offerings on Thursday (October 21).He added that the Government’s low interest rate policy must be understood by lending institutions.“I am sending the signal to the commercial banking community that we are going for low interest rates and, if you don’t come with us to low interest rates, we are going to find a way to circumvent the high interest rates being charged by the commercial banks,” he stated.Mr. Shaw said that the needs and aspirations of Jamaicans are high, and there is a need to demystify economics to the public at large, by explaining what makes for a healthy economy, and how sound economic and financial management can make a difference in people’s everyday lives.He said that the MOU was timely because, given Jamaica’s experiences with schemes promising mega returns, financial literacy will help the society understand that promises of 20 per cent and more interest per month is just to transfer money from one set of people to another.“We have got to identify consumer wants and needs; we have got to be inventive, creative and have got to find ways to satisfy those wants and needs. And you will do that by either producing a product that satisfy that want, or creating and producing a service – from that you can make increments, depending on how creative your solution is. If your idea is good enough and catches on, you can make a lot of money,” Minister Shaw said.The MoU between the JSE and NCU is geared towards promoting the Exchange’s e-Learning postgraduate Diploma in Financial Services Management to senior students, employees in the financial sector, and graduates of the University.last_img read more

Glacier International Headed for Major Remodel

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email It’s a new year, and for Glacier Park International Airport, that means a new look to help address passenger needs and keep the airport competitive for future airline business.A major, $2 million remodel will begin at GPIA on Jan. 14 and finish up on May 15, according to airport director Cindi Martin. The terminal is 15 years old, and accommodates half a million people a year as they arrive and depart, she said. “There are bits and pieces that are starting to show some wear and tear,” Martin said. Along with wearing down with use, the terminal was built pre-Sept. 11, meaning it wasn’t designed for the space that security measures now need. “We tried to squeeze a post-9/11 world, the evolving world, into it,” Martin said. Some of the biggest changes passengers will notice will be the expansion of the security area and the expansion in the lower-level passenger seating area. The glass walls surrounding the security lines will move out to the columns in the room, Martin said, giving the airport room for a third security line or more queuing space.The security area will also provide more divesting area – the space travelers need to get ready to go through security – which should make it a more efficient experience, Martin said, because divesting is what typically takes the longest.The glass wall separating the passengers waiting for flights and those who wait to welcome them through the secure area exit will be shifted to the columns in the main terminal area as well, providing more space for waiting travelers.And, along with a wall providing outlets and workspace, the new area will include a gift shop and will no longer be manned by security personnel surveying the secure exits, which is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirement, Martin said. Instead, there will be two, TSA-approved revolving doors, which will save the airport staffing costs.The remodel will also give the airport the opportunity to make the GPIA experience more personal for travelers, Martin said. This includes removing overhangs that block natural light and adding mountain-silhouette wall hangings overhead instead, which will have a controlled light effect to mirror Montana’s environment, such as mimicking alpen glow, she said. Carpet in the area will be replaced with new flooring designed to look like a flowing river, guiding passengers to baggage claim, and the ceiling is already shaped to imitate the sky.“There (will be) a sense of place,” Martin said. “You’re going to know where you are without it being too obvious.”All of the restrooms in the airport will be updated with uniform material to give the airport a cohesive look and provide for easier cleaning. Upstairs, the small bistro will shift to where the upstairs gift shop currently sits, Martin said, and that gift shop will relocate downstairs. The space that now holds the bistro will be used instead as a passenger seating area with outlets and work stations, which will be expanded out over the alcove of empty space that currently sits between the stairs and the elevator.That space will turn into secure storage, Martin said. GPIA likely will never have an airline club for passengers to visit, Martin said, but the goal of the remodel is to provide more comfort for everyone because people fly differently these days than they did 15 years ago.“We want to make the post-security experience club-like for everybody,” she said. Martin said the remodel would be an efficient project, with crews repurposing most of the materials already in place. Ninety percent of the $2 million for the remodel comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, the funding for which comes from taxes on aviation fuel and airline tickets.The other 10 percent comes form GPIA, Martin said. With only five months to finish the project, crews will complete loud work at night and wall off other areas under construction, Martin said. The project was awarded to Kalispell-based Hammerquist Casalegno Inc.With a new look and better service for passengers, Martin said the remodel could also help bring in new business from airlines as well. But overall, it is important to define the airport’s role in the Flathead, she added.“We know that for many people this is the first and last impression of the area, and we want it to be good,” Martin said. last_img read more

Apple rejects iOS version of The Binding of Isaac

first_imgApple rejects iOS version of The Binding of IsaacCites the game’s depictions of, “violence towards, or abuse of, children”Matthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 8th February 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareApple has rejected the iOS version of Edmund McMillen’s celebrated The Binding of Isaac, according to a tweet from its publisher, Nicalis.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The Binding of Isaac was co-developed by Super Meat Boy creator Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. It was first released for PC in November 2011, receiving good reviews at launch and surpassing 2 million units sold within 18 months.The iOS version has taken a long time to arrive, but Apple has taken a stand against the game’s content. In a tweet published yesterday, Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez exclaimed, “C’mon wtf… Apple,” alongside a screenshot of the rejection.Apple’s reasoning? “Your app contains content or features that depict violence towards, or abuse of, children, which is not allowed on the App [Store].”C’mon, wtf… Apple pic.twitter.com/aEygkjqH2b— Tyrone Rodriguez (@tyronerodriguez) February 7, 2016As with so many examples of Apple rejecting games from the App Store, the problem is not so much the content guideline as its application. In December 2014, Lucas Pope’s Papers Please was rejected over depictions of nudity, the ruling completely disregarding the non-sexualised context in which the nudity is shown. The sex education game HappyPlayTime was also rejected on similar grounds.The App Store’s rule about the depiction of violence towards and abuse of children was also invoked in the case of Molleindustria’s Phone Story, a game about the dubious practices involved in the manufacturing of smartphones. It showed children put to work in Coltan mines, and the working conditions in factories run by companies like Foxconn.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your companylast_img read more

Tunisia in partnership with IFC organise PPP forum

first_img TAGSEBRDIFCPPPTunisia Previous articleDEWA to use autonomous systems for renewable energy and storageNext articleEskom will release its integrated long-term strategy in November Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Featured image: Stock A number of projects that could be implemented using PPP were presented and discussed in special workshops during a high-level forum in Tunis, including a discussion on PPP prospects in local communities.The International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, the General Commission for Public-Private Partnership, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), held the high-level global forum on public-private partnerships (PPP) to boost investment in key sectors.The global forum, which took place this week on Tuesday, is part of the government’s commitment to adopt new mechanisms to advance investment, boost growth, and open up opportunities for national and foreign private investment, easing the burden on public finances.“Governments in MENA urgently need to improve the quality of their infrastructure,” said Mouayed Makhlouf, IFC regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.“IFC is committed to helping governments meet this challenge through mechanisms like PPPs, which play a strong part in funding vital infrastructure projects and improving service delivery, and forums like this one provide an excellent way to move the discussion and projects forward,” Makhlouf added.IFC has advised governments across the MENA region on PPP transactions in a number of sectors including airports, roads, public transport, power generation and distribution, water and wastewater, health, education, and waste.Read more:Tunisia extends deadline for solar tender by two monthsProject preparation“International institutions like EBRD and IFC together with the private sector can play an important role along with the state in developing sustainable economic growth, with better infrastructure. We stand ready to provide substantial support for the realisation of this pipeline, through project preparation and financing,” said Pierre Heilbronn, EBRD Vice President for policies and partnerships.The high-level forum brought together international experts as well as key players from the financial, investment and advisory sectors; senior officials from regional and international financial institutions, banks and investment funds; leading local and foreign investors; and representatives of the Tunisian administration, national organisations and civil society. Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more