Rabat – The Moroccan Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.5 percent in May due to a rise in food products, particularly vegetables, says the High Commission of Planning (HCP).The prices increased most from vegetables (5.6 percent) and fruits, fish and seafood (3.4 percent). By contrast, prices decreased by 0.6 percent for coffee, tea and cocoa, according to the HCP.This 0.5 percent increase in food products was the result of simultaneous 1.3 percent growth in the food products index and stagnation in non-consumable goods. Vegetables head the list of increased food products, notes the HCP, with a 5.6 percent increase, followed by  fruits, fish and seafood  by 3.4 percent. By contrast, prices decreased by 0.6 percent for coffee, tea and cocoa.The CPI registered the most important increases as occurring in the city of Safi (1.3 percent), Oujda (1 percent), Fez (0.8 percent), Tetouan and Rabat (0.7 percent each). Guelmim registered the lowest increase of 0.1 percent.The index increased at a lower rate of 0.3 percent in May 2016.In the month before Ramadan, products with the largest increases were water and soft drinks (59 percent), fruit juice (42.3 percent) and oil (26.5 percent), while the imports of honey “more than doubled.” By contrast, purchases of alcohol dropped by 54 percent in the lead up to the holy month. read more

22 January 2008The Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today stressed the “historic” importance of the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in signalling an end to impunity, even at the highest level. Mr. Taylor is facing 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international humanitarian law – including mass murder, mutilations, rape, sexual slavery and the use of child soldiers – for his role in the decade-long civil war that engulfed Sierra Leone, which borders Liberia. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. Chief Prosecutor Stephen Rapp said the arrest and transfer of Mr. Taylor “after he had been permitted to go into what was anticipated to be a safe and comfortable exile was precedent shattering in several respects.“I think it has awakened many in the world to the possibility that individuals who might commit or be alleged to have commit similar crimes will in the end face a day of justice,” he said at a press briefing in New York.Indeed, “the case is one of historic importance in signalling an end to impunity of individuals, even at the highest level.” He added that “the challenge that remains for those of us that are involved in this process is to make sure that when you do try an individual at that level, that you are able to do it expeditiously, that justice be done and be seen to be done.” That is particularly important in the case of the Taylor trial, he noted, because of its transfer to The Hague in the Netherlands – some 5,000 kilometres from the seat of the Special Court in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. In 2006, the Security Council authorized the staging of Mr. Taylor’s trial at The Hague, citing reasons of security and expediency. Although the trial will be held at the premises of the International Criminal Court (ICC), it will remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of the SCSL. Mr. Rapp said the Court is continuing its outreach programme so that people know what is going on with the case even though it is taking place far away from the “scene of the crime.” Given the “excellent progress” being made in the trial, he said the case could be concluded within 12 to 18 months. The Court’s judges have indicated that they will have a judgment at first instance by January 2010, presuming that the evidence is concluded by the end of July 2009.The Special Court, established in January 2002 by an agreement between the Sierra Leonean Government and the UN, is mandated to try “those who bear greatest responsibility” for war crimes and crimes against community committed in the country after 30 November 1996. Last July, it reached an agreement with the British Government whereby Mr. Taylor will serve out his sentence in the United Kingdom if he is convicted. read more

The report of a committee appointed on the Sapugaskanda oil refinery expansion project is expected this month, Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas Chandima Weerakkody said today.He said that once the committee submits its report the Government hopes to go ahead with the Sapugaskanda oil refinery expansion project as soon as possible. He said that the Sapugaskanda oil refinery will be a fully Government operated project.The Minister said that while there is an offer from Iran to fund the project there is an issue over how the banking transactions can be made. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Hong Kong’s main stock index plummeted as much as 8.5 percent on Wednesday as a sell-off in mainland Chinese shares accelerated despite new measures to support the market; U.S. stocks were poised to open lower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) by Matthew Craft, The Associated Press Posted Jul 8, 2015 10:01 am MDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was already a tough day in the market when the unexpected hit.The New York Stock Exchange halted trading late Wednesday morning because of technical trouble.The outage came as traders had plenty of other things to worry about. Concerns about China’s plunging stock market and a logjam in talks between Greece and its creditors weighed on the mood. Major indexes were already falling before the shutdown, which occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. NYSE resumed trading at 3:10 p.m.The exchange, in a statement late Wednesday, attributed the malfunction to a “configuration issue” and not as the result of hackers. A NYSE spokeswoman would not provide further details.The broader stock market stayed open as orders to buy and sell kept flowing to the Nasdaq and other exchanges around the country.Tom Caldwell, who runs an investment firm with stakes in several exchanges, said there are some 60 exchanges and trading venues that can take orders when one goes down, so investors shouldn’t get rattled.“It’s disruptive, but not wildly disruptive,” said Caldwell, chairman of Caldwell Securities.President Obama was briefed on the NYSE situation, according to Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman. Officials told the president there were no malicious actors involved.By the end of the day, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 34.66 points, or 1.7 per cent, to close at 2,046.68.The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 261.49 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 17,515.42 and the Nasdaq slid 87.70 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 4,909.76.U.S. markets have been dogged by technical problems over recent years as more trading is handled by computers. In May 2010, the Dow plunged hundreds of points in minutes in an incident that later became known as the “flash crash.” In March 2012, BATS Global Markets, a Kansas company that offers stock trading services, cancelled its own IPO after several snafus.Two months later, a highly anticipated IPO of Facebook on the Nasdaq exchange was marred by a series of technical problems, rattling investors unsure if their orders went through.James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said NYSE’s shutdown highlighted both the fragility and the resilience of modern technology. Angel sat on the board of exchange company Direct Edge before it was acquired by a larger rival last year.“From an investors’ perspective, if you hadn’t heard about the outage, you probably wouldn’t have noticed,” Angel said.Portfolio manager Mark Spellman of Alpine Funds said an outage similar to Wednesday’s would have caused panic a few decades ago, when the NYSE dominated the market. But firms making trades were able to use a variety of other exchanges while the NYSE was out of commission. He says the disruption didn’t cause any problems for the global markets.“Only 15 to 20 per cent of global stock exchange trading happens on the NYSE these days,” he said. “Things are so spread out.”Still, others on Wall Street found the long outage unsettling.Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors, said it was unsettling that computer problems also forced United Airlines to temporarily ground its flights across the country and the Wall Street Journal’s website went down, all on the same day.“These are visible icons of American industry,” he said. “It’s just unnerving.”Todd Leone, a trader with Meridian Equity Partners, said in an interview outside the New York Stock Exchange that occasional technical glitches are a “fact of life” today.“It’s a little bit scary,” Leone said, speaking during the NYSE outage. “Computers dominate our lives.”In China, the Shanghai Composite sank 6 per cent despite new attempts by China’s government to stop the selling. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, a victim of the turmoil in mainland Chinese markets, also lost 6 per cent. Beijing ordered state-owned companies to buy shares and promised more credit to finance trading. The Shanghai index has lost almost a third of its value in the last month. It is still up 70 per cent over the past year.In Europe, Greece applied for a new three-year loan and said it would have a new proposal for creditors in coming days. The deeply indebted country needs a financial lifeline from its European lenders before its banks collapse, an event that could push Greece out of the currency union.EUROPEAN STOCKS: The region’s major markets finished with gains. Germany’s DAX gained 0.7 per cent and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.8 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.9 per cent.METALS: Gold rose $10.90 to $1,163.50 an ounce, and silver added 20 cents to $15.15 an ounce. Copper gained 5 cents to $2.50.BONDS AND CURRENCIES: U.S. government bond prices edged up, nudging the yield on the 10-year Treasury down to 2.20 per cent from 2.26 late Tuesday. The euro rose to $1.1083, while the dollar fell to 120.78 yen.CRUDE: The price of oil fell after the Energy Department reported a surprise increase in crude oil supplies for the second straight week. Benchmark U.S. crude fell 68 cents to close at $51.65 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, an international benchmark, rose 20 cents to close at $57.05 in London.OTHER ENERGY MARKETS: Wholesale gasoline rose 5 cents to close at $1.999 a gallon. Heating oil rose 0.4 cent to close at $1.715 a gallon. Natural gas fell 3.1 cents to close at $2.685 per 1,000 cubic feet.___AP Business Writers Steve Rothwell, Bernard Condon and Marley Jay contributed to this story from New York. AP reporters Marcy Gordon, Jim Kuhnhenn and Deb Riechmann contributed from Washington. US stocks end lower after technical issue shuts NYSE for half the day; no hack seen read more

Each month, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provides each refugee with a mix of food items – cereals, pulses, vegetable oil, and nutrient-enriched flour – and cash, sent through mobile telephones, allowing refugees to buy food products of their choice from local markets.“We are pleased to announce that can resume full rations for the refugees thanks to new donor contributions,” said Annalisa Conte, WFP’s Country Director for Kenya. “However, we are urging our donors to continue making new resources available to enable us to carry on providing this much-needed food assistance for 420,000 people.”WFP has said that was able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May.This is already a boost from last year, when a lack of funds forced WFP to cut food rations in the camps by 50 per cent, potentially endangering refugees’ nutrition and health.Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp, bordering near Somalia, while Kakuma takes in mostly Sudanese refugees, bordering near South Sudan and Uganda. Both camps are run by the Kenyan Government. read more

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan leads a group of Buckeyes into the locker room before the start of the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. The Buckeyes lost 31-0. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWhen former Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan arrived in Columbus for spring practice in 2014, he was in line to earn significant playing time as a true freshman the coming fall.He did just that, and became a reliable force in the middle of OSU’s national championship-winning defense.Now after two more years — both as a starter and one as a team captain — McMillan feels somewhat overlooked as he makes the turn toward becoming an NFL draft pick.“I kind of went into the draft process as an underdog,” McMillan said. “And it is what it is. I came here to show everybody what I had to do. Me personally, I don’t feel that there’s a guy that’s better than me in this (class).”McMillan was one of the most consistent and productive linebackers since OSU coach Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus in 2012. The former five-star recruit from Hinesville, Georgia, had 275 total tackles with the Buckeyes, including two seasons when he led the team with 119 and 102. He filled a gap at middle linebacker in 2014 with then-senior linebacker Curtis Grant, and then immediately assumed the role of defensive field general as soon as Grant exited the program.Much of the criticism McMillan has received is in respect to his athleticism and speed. At times, pass coverage has been an issue, as well as getting off blocks and stopping the run. His last two games as a Buckeye — combining for 31 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack — made lasting impressions on NFL teams in search of a linebacker. Couple that with his performance in the NFL combine and OSU’s pro day last week, and McMillan believes he’s done enough to discredit the critics.“Everybody saying I can’t move, saying I’m not an athlete,” he said. “I went out to the combine and ran a 4.61. I was trying to crack 4.5, but didn’t do it. Came out here, moved, vertical jump 33 (inches), 10 (foot) 1 (inch) broad jump — what else do you want from me?”McMillan said he has met with several teams and will continue to travel to “anybody who needs a linebacker” in the coming month before the NFL draft on April 27. Before the pro day last Thursday, McMillan spoke to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. After the de-facto tryout, McMillan sat down with the head coaches and the general managers of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans.The linebacker said he was a little intimidated by future Hall of Famer Belichick at first, having never met him and only talking to position staff initially.“You’re scared because he’s quizzing you,” McMillan said. “It’s like a little test. After we get done with the test or quiz of drawing up the defense, they’re real down-to-earth people and really cool.”McMillan was close with former OSU linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell. Now that Fickell is the head coach at the University of Cincinnati, Greg Schiano has taken over the sole defensive coordinator duties for the time being and is responsible for making redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley the next great middle linebacker at OSU.“We lost what I think is a man’s man in Raekwon McMillan,” Schiano said on the second day of spring practice. “Just a really fine football player and a smart football player. We needed to make sure that we could try and replace him with a guy that has that kind of presence about him.”It’s not uncommon for a player so productive and well-respected to fall to the middle rounds of the NFL draft. But it’s a predicament that McMillan isn’t accustomed to.“I’m a first-two-days guy,” he said. “Anything past that, I’ll be disappointed in myself because I didn’t do it as much as I could to help myself on draft day.” read more

first_img Share14 Tweet Email 36,086 Views 128 Comments Sep 2nd 2019, 9:32 AM No (3339) Image: Shutterstock/begalphoto Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article YESTERDAY, THE DEPARTMENT of Transport began a public consultation into the legalisation of so-called Powered Personal Transporters (PPTs) – including electric scooters.The vehicles have surged in popularity in recent months, but currently exist in a legal grey area because they do not meet the criteria for vehicle registration.There have been reports of gardaí confiscating electric scooters because it is technically illegal to use them without a licence, tax or insurance, as they are considered to be ‘mechanically propelled vehicles’ under the Road Traffic Act 1961.However, a report by the Road Safety Authority last week found that the use of PPTs could help Ireland reach its climate emissions targets.It also recommended that legislation for their use should be developed which encouraged the use of protective equipment, provided for training and safety standards, and gave guidance on where PPTs could be used.So, we’re asking: Do you support the legalisation of electric scooters? I don’t know/No opinion (639) Monday 2 Sep 2019, 9:31 AMcenter_img https://jrnl.ie/4792054 By Stephen McDermott Yes (8890) Image: Shutterstock/begalphoto Poll: Do you support the legalisation of electric scooters? A public consultation on the use of the vehicles began yesterday. YesNoI don’t know/No opinionVote Short URL Poll Results:last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities have given out a warning for football fans to take precautions by not drinking too much alcohol before Thursday’s game at Volgograd Arena.This is means temperatures are likely to reach 40C in the southern Russian city, where Poland play Japan in their final Group H game.“For our guests, I recommend hats, light clothes, drinking cool water and not too much alcohol,” said Roman Morozov, chief doctor of Volgograd’s ambulance service via BBC.Flies plague England’s build-up in Volgograd Henry Ikenna Ugwu – June 18, 2018 Among all the problems England fans and players thought they would face in Russia, including racism, homophobia and hackers, a plague of flies was…“This heat is typical for the region and local people know what to do.”Supporters will be offered free water and fans to help them keep cool, officials said.Temperatures at the World Cup have risen this week, prompting Russia’s emergency situations ministry to warn of severe heat in Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don, where Croatia play Iceland on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgConstruction work will again close a large section of southbound Interstate 5 through Portland throughout this weekend, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.ODOT will close all of the freeway’s southbound lanes between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, from the Fremont Bridge to the Marquam Bridge. Crews are repairing a mile-long stretch of roadway, plus connecting ramps, panels and stormwater systems.This isn’t the first — or the last — weekend-long closure on I-5 this summer. The first closure two weeks ago snarled traffic on nearby routes, including Interstate 84 and Interstate 405. Crews had planned to continue the work last week, but the closure was canceled due to rain.Southbound drivers can use I-405 to get around the closure through Portland, but it’s likely to be crowded once the detour starts. Though more out of the way, Interstate 205 to the east might be a congestion-free option, according to ODOT.At least three more closures will follow after this weekend — one additional southbound closure from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, then two northbound closures at later dates.More information is available at www.i5weekendclosures.com.last_img read more

first_imgRandy GreenFormer BNP Media publisher Randy Green has acquired a handful of B2B publications from Iowa-based Industry Marketing Solutions and its founder, Steve Scanlan, the two parties announced this week.Included in the sale are five ad-supported print and digital titles — such as Plastics Hotline and Material Handling Solutions, among others — with each brand’s staff now reporting to Green, who will serve as publisher in addition to president of RDG Media, a new company set up to house the publications.Prior to founding the new company, Green had spent the last 22+ years at BNP Media, joining as a classified advertising manager in 1994 before rising through the ranks to group publisher of ISHN, R&R, Casino Journal, Hotel F&B, and various titles within BNP’s food/beverage/packaging group, like Brand Packaging and Flexible Packaging, before stepping down earlier this month. “Our goal is to continue serving the audiences with products that generate a superb and cost-effective return for our advertisers,” said Green in a statement. “We look forward in the very near future to introducing innovative products that will enhance advertisers’ share of market. We will continue to publish our products from the Ft. Dodge, IA offices.”Following the sale, IMS Digital Marketing, which provides services related to digital marketing and advertising, web design, and SEO, has been rebranded RDG Digital Solutions. IMS Auctions, a website that lists upcoming auctions related to the construction and packaging industries, will continue as a joint venture between RDG and Scanlan’s ES Group LLC.“Randy Green and RDG Media is the perfect choice to help drive this business forward,” added Scanlan in the statement. “He has had a strong background in our markets and his knowledge and use of innovative strategies to serve advertisers in these markets is second to none. These publications could not be in better hands.”Not included in the sale were two similar Scanlan-owned titles, Electrical Solutions and HPACR Solutions, both of which published December 2017 issues this month.last_img read more

first_imgLawmakers submitted 23 early bills today, after having prefiled more than 60 pieces of legislation last week.Download AudioA bill from Rep. Paul Seaton, a Homer Republican, could delay the sale of marijuana concentrates and food products that contain them to the end of 2016. The bill contains intent language noting the difficulty of regulating these substances in states that have already legalized marijuana.Rep. Bob Lynn, an Anchorage Republican, has filed a voter ID bill that would require Alaskans to display a driver’s license or other photo ID when going to their polling station. Lynn has introduced two similar bills in the past, but neither have made it to the House floor for a vote.The Legislature gavels in for business on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgSensex creates new record, crosses 28,000-mark4.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Sensex creates new record, crosses 28,000-mark4.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Creating a new record, the benchmark BSE Sensex crossed 28,000-mark for the first time and the NSE Nifty hit a new peak of 8,363.65 in early trade on Wednesday on sustained fund inflows. The record was set amidst optimism over encouraging corporate earnings. Besides, falling global crude oil prices which dipped to its lowest closing point since October 2011 also influenced trading sentiments.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Creating a new record, the benchmark BSE Sensex crossed 28,000-mark for the first time and the NSE Nifty hit a new peak of 8,363.65 in early trade on Wednesday on sustained fund inflows. The record was set amidst optimism over encouraging corporate earnings. Besides, falling global crude oil prices which dipped to its lowest closing point since October 2011 also influenced trading sentiments.last_img read more

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks” featured the death of another Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Rhaegal. However, Euron Greyjoy actor, Pilou Asbæk, recently teased the fans about the return of two dragons in the next episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.Major Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8:In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks,” we saw how easily Euron Greyjoy brutally killed Daenerys’ dragon, Rhaegal. From his fleet, he fired a massive arrow which murdered the second dragon and it left every fan in shock. More importantly, it was a painful moment for Daenerys to see her child getting killed and falling from the sky and later drowning deep into the sea.Euron Greyjoy is being considered as one of the greatest villains after Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. In some cases, Euron is much worse as Ramsay never killed a dragon.Pilou Asbæk, the 37-year-old actor who plays Euron Greyjoy in HBO’s Game of Thrones, recently teased about the return of one or more dragons. The Denmark-born actor recently uploaded a picture of himself from his filming days. In the uploaded image, we see Pilou Asbæk standing on some cliff with a massive green screen in the background. Just in front of that green screen, we see a handful of actors and Pilou is shown as he is trying to blow all of them away.In the caption, Pilou Asbæk wrote “Gone with the wind….!!!? Maybe…. can’t wait for episode 5….there will be light! And death…. and coffee cups… Oreos…?…you might see a dragon…or two…or none…” Fans from around the world are wondering that by saying “two or none” Pilou has somehow teased the return of another dragon. However, if you look closely at the hashtags which he used, you will find that he himself is not aware of what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones as he stated that suspense is killing him.Whether we get to see the return of Rhaegal in the next episode of Game of Thrones or not, one thing is clear — Euron Greyjoy is not going to be pleased with Cersei Lannister. In “The Last of Starks,” Cersei lied to him about him being the father of her next child. But in the latter half of the episode, Tyrion talked about Cersei’s pregnancy and this will make Euron question about her loyalty towards him.Pilou Asbæk will return as Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 on Sunday night on HBO. Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 8Twitter/(@Twitter)last_img read more

first_imgIsaiah Thomas has been shipped all over the NBA this past year. First, he was traded out of Boston for Kyrie, then he was traded from Cleveland to L.A. as part of Cleveland’s trade deadline roster detonation. Last night, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the younger Isaiah Thomas took on NBA legend Isiah Thomas in a mini game show called ‘Generation Gap,’ and got off a one-liner at the expense of his former Cleveland team.The game didn’t go so well for Isaiah II, and near the end when it looked like he wouldn’t answer any of the questions correctly, he joked, “I’m like the Cavs, I’m gonna get swept.”It was a pretty funny line. The only thing that would have been funnier is if he followed up with the joke about wanting a max contract. Oh, wait. He was serious about that.Never change Tiny Cancer.last_img read more

first_imgHP installing HP Touchpoint Analytics Client Telemetry service by Martin Brinkmann on November 27, 2017 in Windows – 108 commentsHP customers from around the world report that HP started to install the HP Touchpoint Manager software on their devices, and with it a new Windows Telemetry service called HP Touchpoint Analytics Client.According to these reports, this is done without user interaction, and in the background. The first report of the installation of HP Touchpoint Analytics dates back to November 15, 2017.A user on the Bleeping Computer forum reported that the program was installed on his Windows machine on that date. Posts on Reddit, and HP’s own customer forum confirmed the installation of the new application and service on Windows machines.via Günter BornThe description of the service confirms that it is used to gather Telemetry:Harvests telemetry information that is used by HP Touchpoint’s analytical services.When you visit HP’s Touchpoint Manager website, you get the following bits of information:The HP Touchpoint Manager technology is now being delivered as a part of HP Device as a Service (DaaS) Analytics and Proactive Management capabilities. Therefore, HP is discontinuing the self-managed HP Touchpoint Manager solution.It appears that HP transformed the technology to a cloud based service. The service seems to send data to HP once per day. Users find the data under ProgramData\HP\HP Touchpoint Analytics Client\Transfer Interface on the Windows drive.Some users reported that the installation slowed down their system significantly, and that removing the application from the system restored the performance.What you can do about itFirst thing you may want to check is whether HP installed the HP Touchpoint Manager on the Windows PC.Option 1: ServicesUse Windows-R to bring up the run box.Type services.msc and hit the Enter-key on the keyboard.Look for HP Touchpoint Analytics Client in the Services listing.If it is there, HP Touchpoint Manager is installed.If it is not there, skip to option 2.Double-click on the service to open its details.Set its startup type to disabled.Select Stop to stop it in the current session.Option 2: Windows ProgramsUse Windows-R to load the run box.Type appwiz.cpl to load the Programs and Features control panel applet.Locate HP Touchpoint Manager.Right-click the program name, and select Uninstall to remove it.Uninstallation of the program should remove the Service as well.Closing WordsInstallation of invasive services without user consent should be a big no-no, but it appears to happen quite frequently.Now You: Any HP users here who have this new Telemetry service installed?  SummaryArticle NameHP installing HP Touchpoint Analytics Client Telemetry serviceDescriptionHP customers report that HP started to install the HP Touchpoint Manager software on their devices, and with it a new Windows Telemetry service called HP Touchpoint Analytics Client. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Here, Desiree discusses Cameron Post’s fractious distribution journey, her thoughts on this year’s similarly-themed movie Boy, Erased and her new C4 show, The Bisexual…How does it feel to see Cameron Post being so well-received?It’s really hard to gauge a message resonating, I’ll tell you that much.Really?Well, how do you know? I don’t. I’m trying to survive; I’m in post-production on something right now, so I’m trying to get through my schedule! But anything lovely I hear makes me feel great. I’m really happy. But it’s really hard to measure success in anything. Everyone has this narrative in their head that they’re a failure, so I’m mostly following that narrative!I’d be studying that Rotten Tomatoes score…I don’t look at it. I don’t even know what it is right now.How can you not?!My brother told me: ‘That’s bullshit, that you have a 70% rating!’ I was like [gasps]: ‘That’s so low!’ But even before then, I didn’t check. I’m not sure how arbitrary it is. In America, some of the reviews were awful. Some of them were great. The New York Times was great. But, like, Rolling Stone was mean.I read some stuff and was like: ’You’re an asshole!’ Variety was like ‘It’s a Lifetime Movie of the Week…’ It’s always straight, older white men. They see it and think it’s an issues movies that’s flat and not at all nuanced, hitting you over the head with your problem. I just feel like they don’t see it.But also, they’re the men who never saw me in a room. Who wouldn’t communicate with me. Who’d look over my shoulder at what was fuckable. So it’s not surprising to me that those men see my work and are like ‘Oh. It’s stupid.’That’s been a talking point recently – straight, white men reviewing films and driving a lot of the conversation around them and how they’re received. How do you think that problem can be addressed?It’s interesting, because you can’t choose your fans. You can’t choose who reviews your films. But then I see certain films – mainstream films – reviewed, films regurgitating the same bullshit, reviewed by the 1% of men who are eager to keep seeing that narrative because it helps them in life.Do you know anybody personally in America who underwent conversion therapy?No. But while researching this film I got to meet people who’d done it. They were young. And growing up in New York, and other cities that were not middle of nowhere.Were they able to speak about it with the benefit of hindsight?Yeah.[embedded content]Were they all right?They were all right in the sense they survived. But they’d been hospitalised for suicide attempts. It’s a horrible thing to put someone through. Your sexuality is your breath, it’s your skin. It’s so intuitive. To be smashed down to doubt the most natural thing about you is an impossible position to put someone in.Would you like to see it banned universally?Of course. The Miseducation of Cameron Post director Desiree Akhavan wants conversion therapy banned universallyChloë Grace Moretz is coming out with a docuseries about conversion therapyChloë Grace Moretz weighs in on straight stars playing LGBTIs, makes crucial pointRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/the-miseducation-of-cameron-post-desiree-akhavan/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) In your Guardian interview, it’s referenced that you won big at Sundance and yet there were difficulties with the film’s distribution. Can you elaborate?We sold instantly in the UK and European territories. In America it took us months to sell the rights. When we did, it was for a very limited release. Traditionally, films that win the Sundance Jury Prize open wide and are given huge Oscar campaigns. We are kind of like the little engine that could. Or the little movie that could.I think that has a lot to do with Americans’ fear of female sexuality. We’re OK with watching films of people getting blown up. Men raping women. Women giving head forcibly. We’re not cool with the lady getting off. There’s a really allergy to: ‘Oh, I don’t want to see a woman enjoy herself. Or want to fuck.’Love, Simon and Call Me By Your Name showed, they had huge campaigns, they did really well at the box office because they were given the promotion. That hasn’t existed for a female queer story. I just think there’s a spinelessness, a fear. If this film, or films like it, were given a platform they would rise to the occasion. Audiences would show up.Do these distributors try and pretend it’s another reason?Yeah. They’re like ‘Well, Chloe’s not that big…’Come on – how many movies has she been in?!60.Wow.Bullshit reasons. ‘It was a bad climate this year.’ ‘Netflix and Amazon didn’t bid on anything which brought down the whole marketplace.’ But you know, a film called Assassination Nation about hot teen girls with guns sold for $10 million. [£7.72m, €8.59m].That’s ridiculous.I’m glad you’re in a country where we were supported!Props on the Channel 4 series you have coming out, The Bisexual…Thanks. It’s coming out really soon!I first became aware of you through your work in Girls. Has Lena Dunham seen Cam Post?I’m seeing her tomorrow! I think she’s seen it but we haven’t spoken about it yet. I’m nervous!Did she give you any advice?No. She gave me advice when I was first pitching The Bisexual. We talked about it and she’s just an incredible person and an incredible cheerleader for the makers around her.Finally, Boy, Erased – are you excited about that movie?Yeah. I’m curious to see it. It’s a different story. It just feels like they’re approaching it from the perspective of the adults in the room. We’re approaching it from the kids’ perspective. Ours is a female-coming-of-age, theirs is a male-coming-of-age. That film, from what I’ve read, the sexuality is very violent, and there’s rape involved. This is a real celebration of the sex Cameron has with the women in the film.I’ve met with the writer of the book. He was one of the people I interviewed about his experiences, and he’s lovely. I wish the best for his movie. They’re just very different stories that coincidentally happened to be made at the same time.They’re the Deep Impact and the Armageddon of 2018!I’l take it!The Miseducation of Cameron Post is out in UK cinemas nowGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Desiree Akhavan, the Iranian-American film director, made her name with her 2014 debut film Appropriate Behaviour, before landing roles in HBO’s Girls and Channel 4’s Flowers.Her new movie The Miseducation of Cameron Post, about a young girl sent for conversion therapy in Montana, won this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and stars Kick-Ass actress Chloe Grace Moretz. It opens today to strong reviews.last_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican prison drama ‘Presos’ to hit cinemas May 14 Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’ Neil Young vows Starbucks boycott over GMOs The best and worst of Costa Rica in 2014, according to everyone else Should I see it anyway?Costa Rica has been producing a lot of feature-length films lately, and they all offer a healthy dose of cultural education, from “Caribe” to “Italia 90.” But “Maikol Yordan” holds a special place in the history of Tico filmmaking. Even if you don’t get every joke, most of the people in the movie theater will, and in an atmosphere that upbeat, the experience should feel súper tuanis. Facebook Comments Is this like one of those crappy public access TV shows in the U.S.?No. According to creator Daniel Moreno, “Media Docena” has a canon of more than 1,000 sketches, and it is filmed on HD. The show has hosted a slew of prominent guest stars, including former president Laura Chinchilla – twice. You can’t drive down a highway or visit a local movie theater without seeing a poster for “Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido.” If you’re already a fan of the hit Costa Rican comedy series “La Media Docena,” you have probably been looking forward to their first feature film for a solid decade.center_img Who is Maikol Yordan?Dressed in his yellow baseball cap and tucked plaid shirt, Maikol Yordan is a clueless campesino trying to get by in modern Costa Rica. By far the most popular of the “Media Docena” characters, Maikol Yordan spends his time toting a backpack and looking for a job, but he is foiled at every turn, usually through ridiculous misunderstandings.Why is he named after the most famous basketball player of all time?There is a common stereotype that small-town families often gives their newborns incredibly creative names. (One mythic example: A pair of Puntarenas parents allegedly saw a ship in the harbor and named their child “Usnavy.”) Some of these names come from famous celebrities. Part of the joke is that Maikol Yordan is clearly in his 30s, so he was born several years before the world knew the Chicago Bulls’ legendary shooting guard.Wait, isn’t that the guy on all those KFC posters?Yes. Maikol Yordan is so popular and recognizable that the U.S. fast-food giant bought the rights to use him in their ads.What is the movie about?The dignified translation of “Maikol Yordan de Viaje Perdido” is “Maikol Yordan and The Lost Journey,” or something to that effect. But in Tico slang, it basically means “Maikol Yordan is Totally Freaking Lost.” In an effort to save his family farm, Maikol Yordan ends up on a whirlwind tour of Europe – an odyssey that was shot on location in such wondrous places as London, Paris, and Rome.Is it funny?If you speak fluent Spanish, understand Tico idioms really well, and you are an expert in Costa Rican culture, you may find the movie so funny that you hyperventilate and have to be dragged to CIMA for intensive care. Most expats will miss the dialogue’s subtler references, and if you don’t speak Spanish at all, you’ll probably just squint at the strangely moving lips on the screen. But if you have no idea who Maikol Yordan is, you’ve never heard of “La Media Docena,” and the poster has bewildered you since the film premiered last December, you probably have a few questions – and there is no better time to ask, because this week “Maikol Yordan” just became the most-attended film in Costa Rican history.Let us clarify that: It’s not the most-attended Costa Rican film in Costa Rican history. It’s the most-attended film, period. You remember those humble Hollywood blockbusters like “Avatar” and “The Avengers”? They’ve been beaten. “Maikol Yordan” even sank “Titanic.” More than 500,000 people have bought tickets for the film so far – about one-tenth of Costa Rica’s entire population.(Although keep in mind that the most-attended film in Costa Rican history used to be “Ice Age 4.” Quality doesn’t always equal quantity.)So what’s the deal? Here’s some background.What is “La Media Docena”?Literally translated as “Half a Dozen,” “La Media Docena” is a sketch comedy show that airs regularly on Teletica. Unlike live sketch programs like “Saturday Night Live,” the show’s scenes are shot on-location in all kinds of random places, such as airplanes, restaurants, and San José streets. If your first language is English, the show is best described as the Costa Rican “Monty Python.” If you grew up in Latin America, the show is largely inspired by the Argentinian music-comedy group, Les Luthiers. Indeed, the “Media Docena” collective has performed several live shows, including an homage to Les Luthiers.last_img read more

first_img Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Hungary’s Minister of Human Resources has asked a journalist to return a state award he received Friday after Israel and the United States complained about disparaging remarks he had made earlier about Gypsies and Jews.Minister Zoltan Balog has said he made a mistake by giving the Mihaly Tancsis prize to Ferenc Szaniszlo, a former foreign correspondent who now has a show on right-wing Echo TV. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Comments   Share   center_img In 2011, Hungary’s media authorities fined the station 500,000 forints ($2,200) because of Szanilo’s comments which, for example, said Gypsies _ or Roma _ were monkeys and social parasites.In a letter to Szaniszlo released on his website late Tuesday, Balog asked Szaniszlo to “kindly” return the award.The ambassadors of Israel and the United States have issued letters criticizing Balog’s original decision.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img read more

first_img RelatedSkiscanner: Best Ski Conditions for Snow – 15/12/08Welcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanner’s regular roundup for skiers and snowboardersSkiscanner ski report: 24/02/09Skiscanner ski report: 24/02/09Skiscanner ski report: 20/01/09Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get there Welcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get there. So grab your goggles, book a flight and head for the hills!Europe has been hit by big snowfalls across the continent, with many resorts in the Italian and French Alps reporting over a meter of fresh snow since Friday – as a result, there’s great powder skiing to be had this week.France – with almost a meter of the white stuff falling over the weekend, and sunnier weather now on its way, this week should prove to be excellent for powder skiing and snowboarding; despite the sun, the snow is being kept cool by temperatures well below zero.Find cheap flights to Geneva, Chambery, Lyon, Grenoble.Italy – many resorts in the Italian Alps and Dolomites have received between 50cm and a meter of fresh snow over the last few days, blanketing the mountains and providing great powder conditions for all. Overall, Italy has had an exceptional season, with higher than average snowfalls so far. Find cheap flights to MilanUSA – the western United states have also been blessed with large dumps of snow with up to a meter falling in several ski resorts meaning great qualiity powder is on offer this week. Find cheap flights to the USABest of the rest Bulgaria – around 20cm of snow has fallen in Bansko and there’s more expected on the way for Bulgaria’s main resorts – so good conditions this week. Find cheap flights to Sofia Norway/Sweden – around 30cm of fresh snow for several resorts in Norway and Sweden has improved conditions and provided some powder riding. Find cheap flights to Oslo and StockholmAndorra – light snow for the duty free principality has topped up the slopes; Party town Pas de La Casa reports all 28 of its lifts are open and not too busy. Find cheap flights to ToulouseSnowfall information source: SkiClub.co.ukRead more Ski and Snowboard articles ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2018 8:03 am PDT Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Amy Robach attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. The ABC News correspondent has become the network’s first choice to cover mass shootings. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) ABC’s Robach doesn’t shy away from mass shootingscenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A list of Amy Robach’s reporting destinations over the past few years reads like a travelogue of horror: Newtown, Connecticut; Manchester, England; San Bernardino, California; Orlando, Florida; Brussels, Belgium; Sutherland Springs, Texas; Alexandria, Virginia.The ABC News correspondent has become the network’s first choice to cover mass shootings. She doesn’t like the assignments — who would? — but believes she brings a certain skill to the situations that she wants to continue to cover despite getting a promotion to co-host the newsmagazine “20/20” with David Muir.Robach said she cringes sometimes watching other reporters deal brusquely or with little compassion when speaking to the loved ones of shooting victims. She believes her experience with these stories make her better able to connect with people and tell their stories.“I’m proud of how I tell their stories,” she said. “I’m proud of how I cover these tragedies. Somebody has to do it.”When covering the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, she drove nearly two hours home every night to be with her children, instead of staying locally. She interviewed the parents of a girl who was killed and when she learned that her own daughter, then in the first grade, was born on the same day, she had to briefly excuse herself in order to keep her composure.Robach credits the assignments with making her a better parent. She and her husband, former actor Andrew Shue, have a “Brady Bunch”-like family of three boys and two girls from their first marriages.“I don’t yell as much,” she said. “I don’t fuss over the little things as much.”She refuses to talk on the air about any proposal to restrict gun ownership.“I have no objectivity on that topic because of what I have seen on these assignments,” she said.Robach, who joined ABC from NBC News in 2012, still reports for “Good Morning America,” but spends less time with the broadcast. She said she’s looking forward to more longer-form storytelling available on “20/20.” She’s been on the newsmagazine before, most notably lately with a two-hour special constructed around her interview with Tonya Harding.Like some of its network competitors, “20/20” has gravitated toward single-hour topics with a heavy emphasis on crime stories. But Robach doesn’t want it to be exclusively crime, and “20/20” is able to move into other newsy topics, like recent hours looking back at the lives of Aretha Franklin and John McCain.Its “Truth & Lies” series of two-hour, documentary-style films has been successful revisiting historical events, said Beth Hoppe, head of long-form programming at ABC News.“What we’re doing is digging into stories in a real-life ‘Movie of the Week’ style, an evolution of what ’20/20′ has already been doing,” Hoppe said.Robach said she’s healthy these days. She famously took a mammogram on “Good Morning America” for breast cancer awareness month in 2013 — and found through the seemingly routine assignment that she had breast cancer and needed a double mastectomy.She’s healthy now at 45, buff from a six-day-a-week workout regimen and diet that cuts out sugar and carbs.“I do everything I can to give myself the best chance at the longest, healthiest life possible,” she said.last_img read more