NL athlete admits to killing man but argues she is not criminally

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A former top Newfoundland athlete charged with first-degree murder has admitted to killing a man with a hammer.But the judge in the case says a lawyer for 30-year-old Anne Norris will argue she was not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.The jury in the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court case was told Norris killed 46-year-old Marcel Reardon by striking him multiple times with a hammer.There is an agreed statement of facts in the case, which began Monday in St. John’s.Norris admits she put Reardon’s body beneath a staircase at Harbourview Apartments in downtown St. John’s in May 2016.Following the killing, Norris admits she put the hammer into a book bag, along with some rope and a pair of jeans, and tossed the bag into St. John’s harbour.Norris was named to the women’s under-19 basketball team competing for Newfoundland and Labrador at the junior national championships in 2005.Her father, Gary Norris, was also clerk of the executive council and secretary to cabinet before retiring in 2010 with thanks from former premier Danny Williams.(VOCM)last_img read more

Millions of South Sudanese children receive polio vaccine in UNbacked campaign

Over 20,000 people fanned out across the country’s 10 states over five days last week to reach all children under the age of five in the second round of a three-phase campaign that will conclude with further vaccinations next month.The campaign, coordinated by South Sudan’s health ministry, is being backed by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO). UNICEF bought the vaccines and WHO is assisting with monitoring and surveillance during the campaign.Each child received two drops of the polio vaccine and was then marked by ink on the small finger of the right hand to indicate they had been immunized. Vaccinators went from house to house and village to village to reach targeted children.UNICEF reported that the immunization system in South Sudan, which became independent in July after years of war, was still in its infancy, with low public awareness of the value of vaccinations.Bismarck Swangin, a communications officer for UNICEF, told the UN News Centre that given the numerous casualties during the Sudanese civil war, the new nation “can’t afford to lose more due to vaccine-preventable diseases.”Mr. Swangin stressed the importance of the campaign given the few health centres that exist in South Sudan, which has little infrastructure and few trained medical professionals.A highly infectious disease caused by a virus, polio invades the nervous system and leads to irreversible paralysis in one out of 200 cases. Only four countries – Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan – remain polio-endemic today, and the number of cases has declined drastically in the past 25 years.Polio also re-emerged in South Sudan in April 2008, but after an intensive vaccination campaign, no new cases have been reported since June 2009. 14 November 2011Up to 3.2 million South Sudanese children have received vaccinations against polio in a United Nations-backed campaign to ensure the new country remains free of the deadly disease, more than two years after the last case was reported. read more

Tritton underground copper mine invests in Load Volume Scanner from Loadscan

first_imgLast year Aeris Resources‘ Tritton copper mine operation in Nyngan, NSW, Australia took a leap of faith and became the first underground mining company in Australia to purchase and install a Load Volume Scanner (LVS) payload measurement system from Loadscan Ltd in New Zealand.The reason for installing the LVS system was consistent inaccuracy with their previous payload measurement system that was being used to track daily ore production. The mine used a combination of paper records along with load weight information.Truck operators were filling out time sheets for each shift, documenting their activities, such as truck ID, load destination, time loaded and time dumped. It was then combined with load weight information gained from a weighbridge and uploaded to a production tracking database, all of which the LVS system now does automatically.Some of the issues the Tritton mine faced with their original system included limited forward compatibility. Any upgrades to the trucking fleet meant current weighing systems quickly became redundant, and the weighbridge system had limited data compatibility with their production tracking database. Also, due to the weighbridge requiring physical contact it was prone to wear and tear, requiring regular maintenance. All of which cost a considerable amount of time and money. Matthew Gouldstone from Tritton mine says: “the scanner receives no wear and tear as it is scanning as opposed to weighing and is much more durable given the conditions it operates under.”He adds: “There have been two major benefits gained from installing the LVS system, one being the immediate, accurate load volume has allowed for real time feedback to underground loader operators, allowing for informal coaching from the supervisors using the 3D load profiling software. This has resulted in the trucks being loaded to capacity and has increased trucking factors by 9.7%, ultimately resulting in a lower cost per tonne hauled. The second benefit is the data tracking software. Cycle time is easy to track and a simple interface allows supervisors to understand loads per shift or day. Training the supervisors how to use this data has meant 10-20 minutes per shift has been saved from reading back through plods and tallying up tonnes moved. The level of detail obtained by the LVS is impressive to everyone who has used the software. Overall the return on investment has been extremely quick, within the first full month after installation the LVS has paid for itself.”last_img read more

Applications open for multicultural media awards

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Entries are open for reporters, editors, designers, photographers and publishers to contribute their work for the inaugural Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards. Conducted by the Community Relations Commission of NSW, the awards recognise excellence in journalism across media outlets in the state’s multicultural communities. The Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards acknowledge the valuable contribution multicultural media plays in our society. As well as connecting people to their original language, culture and identity, multicultural media helps contribute to media diversity in NSW. It is time that this significant segment of our news media is given the recognition it deserves. The awards recognise excellence among journalists, photographers, editors and designers in print, radio, television and new media across 10 award categories including: Best News Report; Best Investigative Story and; Best Print Publication. Nominations close on 25 January, 2013. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 28 February. Information and nomination forms are available at www.multiculturalnsw.com.aulast_img read more

Votre iPhone transformé en carte de crédit par PayPal

first_imgVotre iPhone transformé en carte de crédit par PayPalNous en parlions il y a seulement quelques jours, PayPal vient de lancer un moyen de paiement par carte bancaire sur iPhone.Il suffira juste d’une clé électronique triangulaire et de l’application nécessaire pour effectuer un paiement instantané sur iPhone. Très pratique pour les petites entreprises, PME et autres, qui pourront désormais accepter ce type de paiement. Il y aura aussi la possibilité d’envoyer une facture ou encore de définir les modalités de paiement via l’application. Et, bien sûr, le paiement PayPal est également proposé ! À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour l’instant, seul l’iPhone peut se transformer en lecteur de carte mais les téléphones Android devraient aussi obtenir leur ticket d’entrée dans les jours à venir. Le service de PayPal est d’ores et déjà disponible dans certains magasins aux États-Unis, au Canada, en Australie et à Hong-Kong. Le reste du monde devrait voir ce service arriver d’ici le mois d’avril. En attendant, jetez un coup d’œil ici, pour avoir une idée du procédé mis en place par PayPal. Le 19 mars 2012 à 21:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SDCC Announcement Grant Morrisons Happy Gets a Teaser Trailer

first_imgStay on target Your classic tale of deadbeat, ex-cop turned hitman meets imaginary blue horse.#HAPPY comes to @SYFY this fall. #SDCC pic.twitter.com/JY4OEfXiPJ— Happy! (@HappySYFY) July 22, 2017We don’t get much from the teaser trailer, but it’s hard to ignore the new type of bonkers it is. We’re introduced to a little backstory behind Nick. We see he was a supercop before ultimately getting shamed, leading him to the position we observe at the end of the trailer. Nick is staring up at the ever smiling blue horse, Happy! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see a full trailer!The upcoming series is based on Grant Morrison’s four-issue comic with the same name and is very much just as trippy as the premise sounds. It’s the best kind of buddy cop comedy with a twist of the strange and delightfully bizarre. Morrison describes the two characters as opposites, stating, “… the most cynical man on Earth teamed up with the most unlikely, optimistic creature available.”During the Happy! panel at SDCC, it was announced who would be voicing our new lovable hero. EW reports Patton Oswalt (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return) will be voicing the blue flying horse. Previously, actor Bobby Moynihan was to take on the role, but he took a gig in the new show Me, Myself and I, set to premiere this fall on CBS.Happy! will star Christopher Meloni as Nick Sax, Patton Oswalt as Happy and also star Ritchie Coster (Blackhat), Zabryna Guevara (Gotham) and Patrick Fischler (Mad Men). The showrunner for Happy! will be Patrick Macmanus Grant Morrison and Brian Taylor will write the pilot episode and Taylor will also direct.There’s no exact premiere date for the show, but Syfy has announced that Happy! is coming this fall.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Syfy has not only released the teaser trailer for Happy!, but we have some casting news for the show as well.Happy! will follow the journey of Nick Sax, a disgraced ex-cop who, as intoxicated and corrupt as he already is, keeps falling into his old habits of murder, sex, and betrayal and doesn’t seem to be getting out anytime soon. After suffering a heart attack, he finds himself visited by an imaginary blue horse named Happy! that ultimately turns his life upside down.center_img A Tale of Two Wonder WomenSDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life last_img read more

Geek Deals Roundup 70 off the Skybell Video Doorbell LowestPrice on a

first_imgAh! Some of the year’s biggest gift-giving holidays are nearly here, and many of us haven’t finished shopping. In fact, some of us haven’t even begun. Don’t panic though, there are still quite a few deals worth buying online, so we’ve put together a list of the best one’s we’ve seen today. Featured DealsTWO Amazon Echo Show 7-inch Touchscreens with Alexa for $309.98 at Amazon (List price: $459.98).Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Core i7-7500U 15.6-inch Win10 Pro Laptop for $469.99 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP469 – List price: $809.99).Dell Inspiron 3000 Intel Core i3-6100 Dual-Core SKYLAKE Desktop for $299 at Dell (Coupon code: INS299 – List price: $595.85).Today Only: Netgear Nighthawk X4 R7500v2 AC2350 Wi-Fi Smart Router for $121.99 at Amazon (List price: $219.99).Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Ch MCACC AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos (2x HDMI Out) for $299 at Amazon (List price: $449.99).NES case for Raspberry Pi 3,2 and B+ by Old Skool Tools for $14.99 at Amazon.Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator (Bluetooth) for $99 at Amazon (List price: $149).Meterk EMF Electromagnetic Field Radiation Detector Meter for $21.64 at Amazon (Coupon code: T7FV6RM3 – List price: $37.97).Lightning Deal: $50 Apple iTunes Gift Card for $42.50 at Amazon.Laptop and Desktop ComputersLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th-gen Intel Core i5-6200U 14-inch 1080p Ultra-portable Laptop for $949 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1529).Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Intel Core i5-6300U 14-inch 1080p Laptop for $749 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1279).Lenovo Yoga 910 Intel Core i7-7500U 13.9-inch 1080p 2-in-1 Touch Star Wars Laptop for $949.99 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1299.99).Lenovo Legion Y520 Intel Core i7-7700HQ 15.6-inch 1080p IPS Gaming Laptop for $737.49 at Lenovo (Coupon code: HOLIDAY50 – List price: $1099.99).Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Intel Core i7-6500U 17.3-inch Win10 Pro Laptop (16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, 4GB AMD GPU) for $899.99 at Dell (Coupon code: SAVE100 – List price: $1139.99).Today Only: ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-inch 1080p Gaming Monitor for $99.99 at Amazon (List price: $139.99).Samsung CHG90 Series Curved 49-inch Gaming Monitor for $999.99 at Amazon (List price: $1499.99).Sceptre C328B-144KN 32-inch 1080p 144Hz Curved Gaming LED Monitor for $299.99 at Amazon (List price: $399.99).Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Core i7-7500U 15.6-inch Win10 Pro Laptop for $469.99 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP469 – List price: $809.99).Dell Inspiron 3000 Intel Core i3-6100 Dual-Core SKYLAKE Desktop for $299 at Dell (Coupon code: INS299 – List price: $595.85).More Laptops and Desktop PC Deals here.Smart Home DevicesAmazon Echo Dot Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa and Smart Plug for $34.99 at Amazon (List price: $89.98).Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and Echo Dot for $59.98 at Amazon (List price: $89.98).2nd Gen Amazon Echo Bluetooth Wireless Smart Speaker and Smart Plug for $84.99 at Amazon (List price: $138.99).Skybell HD Wi-Fi 1080p Doorbell Camera for $129 at Skybell (Coupon code: SKYBELLCM17 – List price: $199).2x Ring Stick Up Cam Security Camera and 2x Solar Panel Bundle for $299 at Amazon (List price: $456).TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug (Works with Alexa) for $22.99 at Amazon (List price: $39.99).ISelector Wi-Fi Compact Mini Smart Plug (2-Pack) for $22.39 at Amazon (Coupon code: NOCC7WCH – List price: $29.99).TWO Amazon Echo Show 7-inch Touchscreens with Alexa for $309.98 at Amazon (List price: $459.98).More Smart Home Deals here.Electronics and ComponentsAmazon 12-Days of Christmas Deals of the Day: sale on select gaming PCs, components, and accessories.Linksys AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router for $217.99 at Amazon (List price: $299.99).Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drives for $149.99 at Amazon (List price: $199.99).Luma Home 802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi Mesh Router (3-Pack) for $149.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: 20OFFLUM – List price: $299).Today Only: VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 for $19.99 at Amazon (List price: $49.99).Expires Today: Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC and PS4 for $69.99 at Amazon (List price: $119.99).Auto-Vox M6 Backup Dash Cam and 4.5-inch IPS Touch Monitor Kit for $78.09 at Amazon (Coupon code: QAMY6NNQ – List price: $109.99).Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for $38.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: M8TUC9ZO – List price: $69.99).Panasonic AA or AAA Carbon Zinc Batteries (48-Pack) for $15.99 at DailySteals (Coupon code: TBATTERY2 – List price: $29.99).Meidong HE8C Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for $39.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: R3SHR7P8 – List price: $79.99).Today Only: Netgear Nighthawk X4 R7500v2 AC2350 Wi-Fi Smart Router for $121.99 at Amazon (List price: $219.99).Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Ch MCACC AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos (2x HDMI Out) for $299 at Amazon (List price: $449.99).NES case for Raspberry Pi 3,2 and B+ by Old Skool Tools for $14.99 at Amazon.More Electronics and Tech Deals here.Tools and Home Improvement, Kitchen Gadgets, and moreToday Only: JOOLA Inside 15mm Table Tennis Table with Net Set for $299.99 at Amazon (List price: $574.95).Expires Today: Grimm: The Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) for $78.99 at Amazon (List price: $104.99).$50 Lyft Gift Card for $45 at Amazon (Coupon code: LYFT5).23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit for $79 at Amazon (List price: $99).Calphalon Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set (10-inch/12-inch) for $37.46 at Amazon (List price: $165).FrenchMay 40W 4800-Lumens 4-Foot Linkable LED Utility Shop Light for $38.22 at Amazon (Coupon code: 846UZQVR – List price: $89.99).Zinus 12-inch Queen Size Memory Foam Bed for $189 at Amazon (List price: $289).Winix 5300-2 True HEPA Air Purifier with PlasmaWave for $137.06 at Amazon (List price: $199.99).hOmeLabs 9-Gal Portable Dehumidifier with Drain Hose Outlet for $133.11 at Amazon (Coupon code: 25OFFSDS – List price: $177.48).Aicok 1400W 25,000rpm High Speed Blender with Tritan Pitcher for $89.53 at Amazon (Coupon code: Z9RYEZLX – List price: $146.77).Deik 22.2V 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for $67.20 at Amazon (Coupon code: 97YVKT3D – List price: $84).Ancheer Folding Upright Exercise Bike for $107.99 at Amazon (Clip $8 Coupon – List price: $237.79).Ingersoll Rand W7150-K1 1/2-inch Hi-Torque Impact One Battery Kit for $233.07 at Amazon (List price: $650).Dr.meter Auto-Ranging Digital Clamp Multimeter for $18.98 at Amazon (Coupon code: 2CQPD4P4 – List price: $24.97).Tacklife CT01 Wire Tracker RJ11 RJ45 Line Finder Cable Tester for $15.78 at Amazon (Coupon code: YJEHCCZA – List price: $47.99).40-Foot 400 LED Globe Fairy String Lights for $5.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: WVOD7BZT – List price: $9.99).Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator (Bluetooth) for $99 at Amazon (List price: $149).Meterk EMF Electromagnetic Field Radiation Detector Meter for $21.64 at Amazon (Coupon code: T7FV6RM3 – List price: $37.97).Lightning Deal: $50 Apple iTunes Gift Card for $42.50 at Amazon.More Home Deals here.For more great deals go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Financial wellbeing case study roundup

first_imgA round-up of employer case studies around financial wellbeing:Police Mutual, a financial services provider for police and military employees, has given its 500 staff access to competitive loans, with monthly deductions coming straight from their pay packets. bit.ly/1TkJ2ZGLondon City Airport introduced a financial wellbeing app to help its 500 employees manage their money and save directly from their pay; it achieved a 15% take-up rate in the first month of the scheme’s launch. bit.ly/22f0MbdCoventry University has rejuvenated its financial education programme to increase employees’ financial understanding and raise awareness of the organisation’s total reward package. bit.ly/1OB6wcWThe University of Lincoln offers four different types of tailored financial wellbeing workshops twice a year for staff. Due to its popularity, the programme has also been extended to its student population. bit.ly/27vnmjSThe Kingfisher Group engages its 36,000 employees with retirement saving through a unique gaming app called Bolt to the finish, which is part of an integrated five-year campaign to raise awareness around pensions and savings. bit.ly/24X6FeJlast_img read more

LME recommends higher penalties for noncompliance of employee pay rights

first_imgSir David Metcalf, director of labour market enforcement (LME), has released the first annual strategy report setting out his recommendations for improving state-led enforcement of employee rights.In United Kingdom Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018/19, he suggests that employers should be subject to more regular prosecution and higher penalties for non-compliance.According to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), it is estimated that 342,000 jobs, 1.2% of all employee jobs, were paid below the National Living Wage (NLW) in 2017.Research also suggests that total unpaid wages in 2016 amounted to £3.1 billion. Over half of this (£1.8 billion) is the result of unpaid holiday pay. £4.5 billion is thought to be misappropriated from agency workers annually, with £2.5 billion due to unpaid holiday pay.Referrals to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) have increased from 899 in the third quarter of 2016, to over 1,300 in the third quarter of 2017. Labour exploitation accounted for 48% of these referrals.The report identifies key risk sectors for labour exploitation, which include agriculture, care, hospitality and construction.Metcalf states that a compliance-focused approach is premised on the idea that many violations of employment regulations are made in error. He suggests that an effective solution would be to offer greater information, clarity, education and support from the various enforcement bodies.To improve the deterrence approach, which tackles deliberate violations, Metcalf recommends raising the regularity of investigations and the scale of financial penalties. Currently, employer penalties for non-compliance to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are, on average, around £110 per worker. Employer fines following NMW prosecution tend to sit below £5,000. Some employers are simply factoring these numbers in as part of their wider business models.He notes that government expenditure on enforcement bodies has risen significantly, from approximately £25 million to £33 million over the last year. However, he states that the Employment Agency Standard (EAS) Inspectorate, which has nine inspectors covering an estimated 18,000 employment agencies, is under-resourced.Metcalf feels that an increase in penalty fares might aid this effort to provide more funding to the EAS.The report identifies several gaps in the current processes for labour market enforcement. For example, Metcalf suggests that a state body be given the responsibility of regulating holiday pay. He also notes that, now that it is possible to prosecute the failure to keep adequate records as a standalone offence, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) should do so regularly.Metcalf concludes: “Naturally, I am keen that those elements of this strategy that are accepted by the government are implemented in a timely fashion. I believe that urgent action is needed to address problems and gaps in labour market enforcement. Some will inevitably require legislation, and hence will take longer to implement, but others ought to be simpler to take forward. I therefore intend to be proactive in working with the relevant governmentdepartments and the three enforcement bodies in an effort to take these forward, such that I can report on progress by the time of my next [report] in 2019.”last_img read more

AAA will tow you home for free this Memorial Day weekend

first_img(WSVN) – The American Autombile Association is reminding drivers not to drive home impaired over the Memorial Day weekend. Drivers in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee can take advantage of the Tow-to-Go program, sometimes called “Tipsy Tow.”AAA will take the driver and their vehicle to a safe location within a 10-mile radius if the driver believes he or she is too impaired to drive. The service will be available from Friday, May 25, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.The company said the towing service is free for anyone, not just AAA members. However, they said it should be used as a last resort.There are also alternatives to the AAA Tow-To-Go program: Drivers can select a designated driver for the day, ask a sober friend or family member to pick them up or use an Uber, Lyft or taxi.In 2014, there were 9,967 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher, accounting for 31 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year, according to AAA.For more information on the Tow-to-Go program, visit AAA’s website, or call (855) 286-9246.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Embracing Indias classical dance heritage

first_imgTo celebrate the World Dance Day, Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan’s Asavari Centre for Kathak is holding its Annual Day Programme titled ‘Rhythm and Joy’ on May 6, 2019 at the CSOI Auditorium (Civil Services Officers’ Institute Auditorium), Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 6:30 pm onward. The evening, besides showcasing the talents of young dancers ranging from the near professional to the budding ones, also has the mission of increasing awareness of the importance of nurturing our rich 2500 years old classical dance heritage among the youth and the general public. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOver the years (since 1979), Asavari has seen several young dancers taking wings and dotting the classical scene as full-fledged accomplished soloists, such as Shivani Varma, Kartika Singh, Mrinalini, Madhura Phatak etc. Some have even opened their own centres of teaching Kathak in various parts of the globe – Fremont, USA, Lithuania, London, Moscow, Melbourne to name a few. Some of the disciples of the Centre have become award winning film makers and acclaimed film actors such as Beenu Rajpoot and Shriya Sharan respectively. What Guru Shovana Narayan through her Asavari has always believed in, is to nurture and groom the disciples not only to become very good artistes with multi-disciplinary approach but also into becoming good human beings imbued with aesthetics in art and in behaviour.last_img read more

Googles New MobileFirst Index and the Death of Desktop SEO

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. December 26, 2016 Google just started rolling out the so-called “mobile-first” index. It’s going to change the way that your site gets ranked in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Here are a things you need to know about the mobile-first index so that you can optimize your website accordingly.What is the mobile-first index?By now, you probably know that Google crawls your site to add pages to its index. That is, it uses a bot to surf around your site like a real visitor and follows links on your pages.In the past, Google crawled your site as a desktop user. Now, however, Google will crawl your site as a mobile user. That’s a distinction with a really big difference.For starters, your website might present a completely different display to mobile users versus desktop users. In some cases, links that appear on the desktop version of your site might not appear on the mobile version. That’s bad because the Googlebot can’t follow links that aren’t there. As a result, your site might take a hit in the SERPs.Keep in mind also that Google uses a number of ranking signals to determine where your site should land in the results list. If the bot finds that your site is hostile to mobile users or loads very slowly, you’re definitely going to lose rank.The bottom line — when performing search engine optimization (SEO) for your site, start with optimizing it for a mobile audience. That’s the prime directive now.Related: Emerging Trends in the Fintech Space in 2017Why is Google using a mobile-first index?If you’re wondering why Google is switching to a mobile-first index, the answer is simple. Mobile is everything. That’s the short answer, anyway. The long answer is a little more involved.For starters, the number of mobile users surpassed the number of desktop users a couple of years ago. If anything, Google is late to the game. In addition to that, Google says that there are more mobile searches than desktop searches. So it makes perfect sense that its bot should crawl pages as a mobile user.What if you don’t have a mobile site?If you don’t have a responsive website, you might be asking yourself: “What’s going to happen to my site?” You can rest easy. The Googlebot will crawl the desktop version of your site just fine, even though it’s using a mobile user agent. That means your site can still be indexed.Free advice, though — you should definitely switch over to a responsive template. In this day and age, anyone who’s serious about making a statement online needs a website that adapts to a mobile platform.Related: The Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Mobile SEO CampaignWhat about expandable content?This is a new development. Putting content under a read more link used to result in that content not getting indexed by Google. With this mobile first index, things have changed. According to Google’s Gary Illyes, content hidden in tabs and accordions will have the same weight as content that’s plainly displayed on the page. Google understands that expandable content makes much more sense on a mobile platform because of limited screen real estate. That’s why the company won’t punish webmasters who take advantage of those design features. That’s a big win for UX and SEO!Will mobile-first indexing change rankings significantly?Will the change in crawling significantly impact rankings? In a word, no. As is usually the case, though, there’s a caveat. Both Illyes and his cohort, Paul Haahr, said that mobile-first indexing shouldn’t result in a significant change in the rankings. They added that it’s too early to tell, though. Certainly, if your site isn’t friendly to a mobile audience, you shouldn’t expect it to rank well for certain keywords.When does the mobile-first indexing begin?Google has already started rolling out the mobile-first crawler. However, it will take months before full implementation is complete. Unfortunately, Google won’t give a specific date about when the rollout will be completed. That’s because the company is still testing the code.Google did say, however, that it will roll out more and more searchers over time as it gains confidence that the mobile user agent crawl is working well.How can you see what the mobile-first Google crawler sees?If you own one or more websites, you might wonder how your sites “look” to the Googlebot that uses a mobile user agent. Fortunately, you don’t have to speculate. Just head over to the Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmasters) and click on the “crawl” option on the left-hand sidebar. In the menu that appears, click on “Fetch as Google.”The screen that appears gives you the opportunity to crawl your site as the Googlebot and see what it sees. To see it as a Googlebot using a mobile user agent, you’ll need to select “mobile smartphone” from the drop-down menu next to the “Fetch” button.Click the “Fetch and Render” button and the tool will show you exactly what the crawler sees as it touches your website. That will give you a good idea about how mobile-friendly your site is.Related: How the Future of Mobile Search is Unfolding This Year and BeyondWill there be two indexes going forward?Eventually, Google will move to only one index. Unsurprisingly, that will be the mobile index. During the rollout period, though, there will be two indexes — the mobile index and the desktop index. A small subset of users will see results from the mobile index, while other users see results from the desktop index. The reality is that people will have no idea which index they’re seeing results from.As Google becomes more confident with the mobile-first results, the company will slowly phase out the desktop index. And we’ll have further evidence that mobile is everything. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 6 min read Register Now »last_img read more

What is in store for Windows 10 in 2017

first_imgWhat is in store for Windows 10 in 2017 by Martin Brinkmann on January 02, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 29 comments2016 was an interesting year for Microsoft and its Windows 10 operating system. The company ended the free for all buffet in the first half of 2016, but not before pushing the free offer way to aggressively to the PCs of its customers.The second half saw the release of the Anniversary Update for the operating system which added much needed functionality to it.Things did not go as well from a usage point of view, at least not according to third-party tracking companies like NetMarketShare.The company saw Windows 10 climb from about 12% in January 2016 to about 24% in December 2016. The stats don’t look nearly as bad if you look at the full year, but if you split the observation mid-year, you may come to a different conclusion.Windows 10’s usage share jumped from 12% to 21% in the first six months of the year, and only from 21% to 24% in the second half.Much of this can be attributed to the end of the free offer — even though that has not really ended as I have shown recently. Even more troubling: both Windows 7 and Windows XP are doing considerably well. Windows 7 lost only about 4% of usage share in all of 2016, while Windows XP, an operating system that is not supported anymore, only 2%.Note: Microsoft’s own Windows 10 stats paint a different picture.What is in store for Windows 10 in 2017The outlook for Windows 10, at least from a usage share perspective is not that positive. If you take into account the slow growth of the operating system and reluctance of users to upgrade to it now that the free ride is over, it seems likely that this trend will continue.If you assume a growth of 0.50% per month, Windows 10 would end up at about 30% of the market at the end of 2017. A optimistic growth target of 1% per month would push it closer to 36%, but I cannot see that happening on its own.The end of support for Windows Vista won’t change that, considering that the operating system is not even listed anymore by most services.Microsoft could revitalize the “get windows 10” campaign to push the target upwards, but it will certainly alienate even more customers in the process.Microsoft plans to release two feature upgrades for Windows 10 this year. We know only about the first, the Creators Update. Microsoft confirmed already that it will push new ways of “creating things” to Windows 10. The company did highlight that by showcasing the new Paint 3D application which allows you to create 3D objects.The update will feature other changes, security for the Enterprise for instance, Store games with drivers, and many under the hood changes.I don’t expect the update to push Windows 10’s usage share a lot, considering that the Anniversary Update did not do that either.The second update will be released in the second half of 2017, most likely around September/October.Microsoft may release the rumored Surface Phone in 2017, now that it more or less ended all sales for Nokia devices.That phone won’t make much of a dent however unless that phone brings something to the table that others don’t, or is heavily subsidized. Considering  Microsoft’s “phone” strategy in the past decade, it is fair to say that customers are wary when it comes to new phone devices by the company.Closing WordsWindows 10’s growth will continue, there is no doubt about that. Unless something major happens however, it will not accelerate in 2017.Now You: What’s your prognosis for Windows 10 in 2017?SummaryArticle NameWhat is in store for Windows 10 in 2017DescriptionWhat will 2017 bring for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system? A look back at 2016, and an analysis of what is in store for 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Court hears testimony from key witnesses in the Jairo Mora murder trial

first_imgUpdated at 2:19 p.m. Nov. 7Judges in the murder trial of seven defendants accused of killing Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora in 2013 heard testimony from four key witnesses this week.One protected witness, Róger Salguera, testified via video conference. Salguera’s identity was protected throughout the investigation using the alias “El Faro,” but judges required him to identify himself in the video conference. Judges also heard recorded testimonies from three U.S. volunteers who were kidnapped along with Mora on the night of the murder.According to prosecutors, Mora, the three U.S. volunteers and a Spanish veterinarian were patrolling the northern Caribbean coast for leatherback sea turtle nests when they were abducted by a group of masked men in the early hours of May 31, 2013. The four women were taken to an abandoned house while Mora was beaten, dragged behind a car and left to suffocate in the sand.Seven men face murder, kidnapping and other charges that could put them behind bars for up to 35 years if convicted.According to Salguera’s testimony, he was on Moín Beach the night of the murder collecting coconuts to sell when he encountered the suspects several times throughout the night. At about 3 a.m., he saw one of the suspects, Felipe Arauz, and several other men who were wearing masks surround a car matching the description of the Suzuki Jimny that Mora and the volunteers were driving. Salguera said one of the men threatened him and punched him several times in the head before he fled the scene.The court also heard testimony from three U.S. volunteers that was recorded by police hours after the murder. Shortly after giving that testimony, the three women – all in their early 20s – returned to the U.S. None will testify in person during the trial. Judges permitted the use of the recorded testimonies despite objections from defense attorneys, who claimed they were inadmissible because an official investigation of the suspects had not yet been opened when the recordings were made.In the recordings, which The Tico Times obtained and reported on last September, all three women describe being kidnapped and driven to an abandoned house, where they were held for hours before they escaped. Two men allegedly sexually assaulted the women while the others drove off with Mora.A total of 26 witnesses are scheduled to testify in the trial, which is set to end in December. Facebook Comments Related posts:NOT GUILTY: 7 men acquitted of murder of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Faced with delays and the mishandling of evidence, prosecutors deliver closing arguments in Jairo Mora murder trial Delays and blunders: A timeline of the Jairo Mora murder trial in Costa Rica 5 things to know about the new Jairo Mora murder triallast_img read more

Construction sector in recession for fifth consecutive year statistics show

first_imgThe construction sector continued in recession for the fifth consecutive year as its growth for 2013 – in terms of value added at constant prices – is provisionally estimated to have recorded a decrease of 30.6 per cent, compared to a decline of 19.3 per cent in 2012.According to the Statistical Service`s annual report ‘Construction and Housing Statistics, 2013’, the gross output of the sector at current market prices was reduced in 2013 by 23.7 per cent to €1.79 million compared to €2.35 million in 2012.The subsector of buildings construction and civil engineering recorded a decrease of 20.6 per cent, while the subsector of land and buildings development registered a decline of 37.3 per cent.New residential buildings accounted for 24.7 per cent of the total gross output of the subsector of buildings construction and civil engineering, new non-residential buildings (offices, shops, hotels, factories, etc.) for 18.8 per cent and new civil engineering projects (roads and bridges, water supply and sewerage networks, telecommunications and electricity lines etc.) for 36.6 per cent, while repairs, maintenance and others accounted for the remaining 19.9 per cent.Employment in the sector was reduced from 27,843 persons in 2012 to 22,852 persons in 2013 and accounted for 6.6 per cent of the gainfully employed population. The number of persons registered as unemployed in the sector increased from 6,177 in 2012 to 7,263 in 2013.Labour costs in construction decreased by 8.5 per cent compared to an increase of 1.2 per cent in 2012. The price index of construction materials recorded a decline of 0.4 per cent compared to an increase of 0.8 per cent in 2012.The number of new dwellings completed decreased by 41.6 per cent to 3,833 dwelling units compared to 6,565 in the previous year. By administrative district, the number of new dwellings is distributed as follows: Nicosia 1,400, Famagusta 264, Larnaca 644, Limassol 833 and Paphos 692.The average area per dwelling completed, in 2013, was 235 square metres for houses and 144 square metres for apartments, compared to 234 and 128 respectively in 2012.The cost of construction per square metre (excluding the value of land) decreased from €988 in 2012 to €976 in 2013 for houses, while it increased from €832 in 2012 to €900 in 2013 for apartments.The dwelling stock at the end of the year amounted to 441,000 dwelling units, of which 61.0 per cent were in the urban areas. (CNA)You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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Iowa State University scientists recruited 405 relatively healthy adults, arthritis, issues with producing collagen, Jason DeCrow—AP Protestors block 15th Street near Pennsylvania Avenue to protest the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the Eric Garner chokehold case in Washington on Dec.Stephens held her nerve in an error-strewn WTA Miami Open final to beat Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7/5) 6-1 and lift the prestigious title for the first time Jelena Ostapenko the beaten finalist in Miami retained her top five spot Portraits of putrefying fish might not spark bidding wars at Sotheby’s but they’re making a hit with fossil researchers A new Atlas of Vertebrate Decay filled with photos of rotting hagfish sharks and lampreys promises to help paleontologists identify ancient creatures that got squashed and scrambled during the process of fossilization Fossils have long provided researchers with critical evidence of how life evolved revealing how structures such as fins feathers jaws and backbones developed over time But often the remains can be hard to interpret Scavengers can jumble and break bones and shells rot dissolves signature soft tissues and geologic forces flatten 3D carcasses into papery imprints To make sense of such puzzles paleontologists often try to match fossils to modern living organisms looking for similar features The problem says paleobiologist Mark Purnell of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom "is that most fossils preserve decomposed remains so we should be comparing the fossil to rotting things not living animals But there’s often no database of what rotting things look like" One result: Researchers studying the evolution of early vertebrates have sometimes spent decades fiercely debating whether a particular fossil represents a big news missing link or just another mangled carcass To make comparisons easier Purnell and two colleagues Leicester’s Sarah Gabbott and Robert Sansom now at the University of Manchester decided to take on some "smelly and unpleasant but useful research" First they collected living specimens of six species that researchers believe are similar to early vertebrates including the Atlantic hagfish (Myxine glutinosa) jawless lampreys a couple of sharks and the fishlike chordate known as Amphioxus It wasn’t easy: Hagfish for instance produce copious amounts of slime and Sansom had to empty a suitcase full of goop while returning by train from a collecting trip to Sweden "The slime was leaking out the zipper and some of the other passengers complained" Gabbott says Once back at the lab the team let specimens rot in water for as long as 300 days periodically photographing the disintegration The images are the heart of the atlas published in this month’s issue of Palaeontology Sometimes they show that "what may be the most useful [body] parts for identifying a fossil rot away first" Gabbott says Soft cartilage and distinctive muscle tissues for instance can melt away within weeks But the atlas also highlights hardier structures that could help scientists separate special fossils from the ordinary A decayed shark for instance looks suspiciously like an "enigmatic" 400-million-year-old fish fossil found in Scotland that some researchers believe could be an early vertebrate ancestor Purnell says The authors of the atlas "have done fantastic important work by making stuff rot" says paleontologist Jason Head of the University of Nebraska Lincoln Researchers trying to piece together evolutionary trees "can be misled by fossils" he says "because we only see what is preserved not decayed away But understanding what was there and isn’t now can be really important to getting it right" For his part Purnell concedes that that the atlas isn’t for the squeamish Still he says "every coffee table should have one" AFP Romania’s Simona Halep (8, Now Im broadening my horizons. 000, So, Demand will come from residential, This means they don’t benefit from the studio’s advertising and have to use more resources.

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