TORONTOS JAZZFM91 CEO STEPS DOWN IN WAKE OF PROBE INTO SEXUALHARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

first_img Twitter Ross Porter is seen in this 2005 photo. | Advertisement In a statement to The Globe and Mail, Porter denied that the changes were prompted by the investigation.But the eight former and five current employees, who call themselves the JAZZ.FM Collective, say the changes do not go far enough, arguing that Porter’s alleged misbehaviour should rule out any continuing association with the station. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Long-time broadcaster Ross Porter stepped down last week from his position as president and CEO of Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 radio station on the heels of a third-party workplace investigation, a probe spurred by a letter from more than a dozen current and former employees alleging he had sexually harassed staff and created a toxic workplace.In a statement posted to its website on May 30, the not-for-profit jazz station said Porter, a former CBC radio host who took over as head of JAZZ.FM91 in 2004, “will now spend more time with his family and his ailing wife,” who has cancer. He has been granted the honorary title of president emeritus and will continue to host his Saturday morning show, Music to Listen to Jazz By.Charles Cutts, the former president and chief executive officer of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, has been appointed interim CEO of the station.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ban encourages Jordan and Arab neighbours to continue with reforms

“At this critical juncture, I am committed to supporting Arab countries in transition and the people that struggle for democracy, justice, dignity, human rights and economic opportunity,” Mr. Ban said during a joint press conference with Jordan’s Foreign Minister, Nasser Judeh.The past year has witnessed a wave of popular uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring, calling for greater freedoms and reforms and which led to the toppling of regimes in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.“Reform and transition to democracy should continue to take place,” said Mr. Ban. “The Arab region has a generational opportunity to create a future it deserves…“Dignity and justice in this region are threatened, not only by authoritarian rule, but also by occupation and conflict,” he added.The Secretary-General also commended Jordan for its strong commitment to the goals and values of the UN, noting that it is one of the top troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations.“We work together for democracy, stability, peace, justice, development and prosperity across the Middle East and all throughout the world,” he stated.Mr. Ban met separately with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh, in addition to his meeting with the Foreign Minister. He reiterated the UN’s continued support to the Jordanian people and encouraged the King on efforts for comprehensive and inclusive reforms.The wide-ranging discussions with the leaders also touched on the Middle East peace process and the ongoing crisis in Syria that is having a growing impact on neighbouring countries, including Jordan, which is hosting some 2,500 Syrians who fled the violence in their country.“It is more urgent than ever to put an end to this bloodshed and violence, to start a credible political solution that addresses the legitimate aspiration of the Syrian people and to protect their fundamental freedoms,” stated Mr. Ban.He added that he hoped the Security Council meeting to be held later today in New York with the participation of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and the Prime Minister of Qatar “will bear good results, so that they can meet the expectations of the international community.”Also today, Mr. Ban held a lunch meeting with Jordanian young people, who shared their views and opinions on their situation, priorities and aspirations in various areas, including education, employment and health.Following his visit to Jordan, the Secretary-General will head to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories in an effort to help move the peace process forward.Israeli and Palestinian negotiators began preparatory talks at the beginning of January in Amman under the facilitation of King Abdullah and Mr. Judeh. 31 January 2012The Arab world has a “generational opportunity” to create a future it deserves, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today during a visit to Jordan, voicing his support for ongoing reforms in the country and the region. read more

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The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgThe 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… 9,171 Views Apr 26th 2019, 5:03 PM Image: Shutterstock/Alberto Masnovo https://jrnl.ie/4608441 By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL Friday 26 Apr 2019, 5:03 PM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Alberto Masnovo 5 Comments EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #STORM HANNAH: Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for two counties, as well as other Status Orange and Status Yellow warnings as the storm arrives in Ireland.2. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Political leaders in Northern Ireland have agreed to commence fresh talks in a bid to restore power-sharing in Stormont. 3. #ARREST: A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Derek Coakley-Hutch in Dublin last year. 4. #VACCINATIONS: Minister for Health Simon Harris has requested legal advice in relation to making vaccinations mandatory, as new figures show that cases of measles have risen by 200% in Ireland. 5. #LYRA MCKEE: Police in the North have released further CCTV footage of the moments before Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry and have appealed for information. last_img read more

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Phil Ferro

first_imgChief MeteorologistChief Meteorologist Phil Ferro is responsible for providing you with the latest weather information from watches and warnings to your local forecast.Follow @PhilFerro7He spearheads a 4 person staff that keeps an eye on South Florida’s skies,24 hours a day. You can count on Phil and his team to keep you informed of any threat especially during hurricane season.Phil, stays on top of the latest developments in the meteorological field by continuously participating in seminars, attending hurricane conferences, and even flying with hurricane hunters.In 1999, he took part in a history-making mission that flew into a hurricane traveling backwards across the Caribbean. Most systems move west to east, but Hurricane Lenny did something that had never happened in the 113-year Atlantic tropical cyclone record. It was the first storm to have an extended west-to-east track and Phil was there to witness it first hand. He has completed training from FEMA on community hurricane preparedness, and is constantly taking classes from NOAA to keep his forecasting skills sharp.Phil joined 7News in 2005, keeping us calm and guiding us through the most active hurricane season on record . Thirty-one systems were spawned in the tropics, two of them impacting us directly, Katrina and Wilma.Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Phil has covered South Florida weather and hurricanes for over a decade. He started back in 1995, when he was the lead forecaster at the local Telemundo affiliate, providing the latest storm information to South Florida’s Spanish speaking community.Education is Phil’s passion. He cares about teaching weather to young minds and helping teachers pass along the wonders of science and meteorology to their students.Phil has received 2 Emmy nominations for previous Hurricane specials. He holds both National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society Seals of Approval. He is a member of the AMS standing panel of Spanish-language evaluators of the Board of Broadcast meteorology by the AMS commission of Professional affairs. He is also on the NWA board and has been awarded professional development hours from the National Hurricane Center each year since 1995.His work has been recognized by the Association for Women in Communications South Florida chapter, the Miami Dade County League of Cities, as well as an individual recognition by the City of Hialeah. He works closely with the American Red Cross helping get the message out to prepare in advance of Hurricane season.You can catch Phil’s weather forecasts weeknights during 7 NEWS at 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 10:00pm and 11:00pm. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Craig Mack Early Bad Boy Entertainment Star Dies At 46

first_img Facebook Email Rest in power Craig. May the almighty embrace your soul & lift up your family and friends. it was a pleasure to know you & rock with you. You $tepped away from the game & did it your way.. I always respected that.#RIPCraigMack— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) March 13, 2018 Craig Mack, Early Bad Boy Entertainment Star, Dies At 46 Rapper Craig Mack Dies At 46 craig-mack-early-bad-boy-entertainment-star-dies-46 Twitter News The Brooklyn rapper, and Bad Boy Entertainment’s first breakout star, has diedBrian HaackGRAMMYs Mar 13, 2018 – 11:28 am GRAMMY-nominated rapper Craig Mack has reportedly passed away near his home in Walterboro, S.C., at 46, according to the New York Daily News. His longtime producer Alvin Toney stated that Mack died of heart failure on Mar. 12, following an extended battle with an unspecified illness. In 1994, Mack became one of the first breakout stars of the then-nascent Bad Boy Entertainment label, headed by a young Sean “Diddy” Combs.Diddy & Heather Parry On ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ Doc | “Required Listening” PodcastMack’s single “Flava In Your Ear” was Bad Boy’s first big hit, climbing all the way into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and earning Mack the nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th GRAMMY Awards. Tantamount to the single’s importance in bringing national attention to Bad Boy Entertainment as a rising force in hip-hop, a remixed version of the track was released by Bad Boy as a follow-up, which featured one of the first solo appearances by Busta Rhymes, alongside a then-unknown young rapper known as the Notorious B.I.G. I’m devastated over the news of Craig Mack..  We just finishing up his new album..  smh..  Rest in Power Craig…— Erick Sermon (@iAmErickSermon) March 13, 2018Mack’s friends and collaborators took to social media today to express their reactions to Mack’s passing. New York based rapper/producer Erick Sermon, who appeared alongside Mack, Rakim, KRS-One, and several others in a freestyle session on the final episode of “Yo! MTV Raps” also revealed that he was in the finishing stages of releasing Mack’s latest album when he found out the rapper had passed away.  Further details on the still-untitled project’s release date are still forthcoming.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead morelast_img read more

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Veterans from Kotzebue have war stories archived online

first_imgAn UH-1B[D] helicopter prepares for a resupply mission for Co B, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, 4th Inf Div, during the operation conducted 20 miles southwest of Dak To, Vietnam. December 10-16, 1967. (U.S. Army Photo)Alaska has the highest concentration of veterans nationwide.From World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and both Gulf Wars, more than 70,000 veterans have served in the armed forces. Now, more of their stories can be heard online.Listen nowThe Communities of Memory Project was a statewide effort through the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Oral History program to record stories from Alaskans about what made their communities special.The stories recorded in Kotzebue highlight the experiences of veterans — what it was like to be drafted, how it felt to be in the middle of a conflict zone and the struggles that come after returning home from war.Chester Ballot is a veteran of the Vietnam War.Ballot was born near Selawik. After graduating from Mt. Edgecumbe in 1962, he moved down to Los Angeles to study electronics at the Radio Corporation of America Institute.On his 21st birthday, Ballot was notified that he had been drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. Ballot reflected on his time in Vietnam in front of an audience at the NANA museum in Kotzebue in 1996.“I was stationed in the Mekong Delta, the southwestern portion of Vietnam, and into the 52nd Signal Battalion,” Ballot said.Ballot’s work was focused on communication antennas, which were used to send signals to five outlying villages. After an explosion would hit his area, Ballot was tasked with going to check on signals communication area to see that the antennas were still functioning.“I was scared when I was over in Vietnam, mainly because they were shelling us,” Ballot confessed. “They were attacking us with mortar shells and I was scared to the point that I drank a lot.”One night a mortar landed about 15 feet away from him. It blew up a jeep, but Ballot was unaware that anything had happened. He had passed out.That’s when Ballot said, ‘enough is enough.’“I started working night shift because I could hear when the in-comings [were] happening,” Ballot said. “They never attacked during the daytimes and I could sleep during the daytimes.”And, Ballot said, he quit drinking.Ballot met an Iñupiat from Nome at the camp he was at. He said every time they saw each other at the mess hall, they talked of the food back home like dried fish or dried paniqtaq and seal oil.“You ask any veteran how long they [were] over there, they’ll probably give you down to the hour of what time they left and they were glad to come home,” Ballot said.“I’m really glad to be home again. That’s my war story,” Ballot concluded.last_img read more

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Vishals engagement with Anisha Who all attended the special event of the

first_imgA picture from Vishal Krishna and Anisha’s engagement.PR HandoutThe days of bachelorhood will be soon over for Vishal Krishna as the countdown for his D-day has begun. The actor had his engagement with multifaceted Anisha Alla in a private event on Saturday, 16 March, at a luxurious hotel in Hyderabad, day after his close buddy Arya tied the knot with his girlfriend Sayyeshaa.Who all attended the engagement? The engagement of Vishal and Anisha might have been held in Hyderabad, but it did not stop his Kollywood friends from attending the event and being part of his special day. Mollywood star Mohanlal was the prime attraction, while Khushbu Sundar, who consider Vishal like her brother, graced the event with her husband-filmmaker Sundar and her two daughters.Karthi, Vishnu Vishal, Atharvaa, Manobala, N Lingusamy, Pandiraj, Raashi Khanna, Sriman, Vikranth, Mysskin, among many others. Interestingly, Ponvannan, who had differences with the functioning in Nadigar Sangam and lashed out at him earlier, was spotted with his wife Ponvannan at the engagement ceremony. Click Here to See the Engagement PicsFor the engagement, Vishal sported a Blue color kurtha with Nehru jacket, while Anisha donned an off-white silk saree with a golden border. Vishal will tie the knot with Anisha in September and the wedding date will be formally announced soon.Coming to Anisha Reddy, she is a multifaceted talent who has done guest appearances in the films like, Pelli Choopulu (as Vijay Devarakonda’s ex-girlfriend) and Arjun Reddy (a friend of the hero). Interestingly, both the films had Devarakonda in the lead roles. This apart, Anisha is interested in singing, music and writing. A picture from Vishal Krishna and Anisha’s engagement.PR HandoutIt is said that she met him on the sets of Vishal’s upcoming movie Ayogya in Vizag to talk about her movie on farming. He liked her instantly and proposed his love.last_img read more

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Stop misuse of Section 57 Quader

first_imgnonameRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said it is more important to stop “misuse” of Section 57 of the ICT law than its annulment.Also the road transport and bridges minister, Quader sought the intervention of the information minister to end the “misuse” of the controversial provision of the law.Quader was speaking to newsmen after inaugurating construction work of Metrorail at Agargaon in the capital.Dwelling on the arrest of a Khulna newsman in connection with a case filed under Section 57, the minister said, “Newsmen are arrested after they are sued over a trifling matter. It’s misuse of Section 57. It is more important to end the misuse than scrapping the section itself.”The AL leader regretted the “Khulna incident”.In response to questions about deployment of military troops in the next general elections as demanded by the civil society members, the AL general secretary said, “It is clearly stated in the constitution as to how, where and when the army can be used. There is no need to create unnecessary controversy by calling them in.”last_img read more

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Texas House Digging In Heels For School Voucher Fight

first_imgGraphic by Todd Wiseman / Chris ColeA bipartisan group of state representatives hammered private school choice proponents at a heated legislative hearing on Monday, signaling an enduring uphill battle in the Texas House for proposals that would use taxpayer dollars to help parents send their kids to private or parochial schools, or educate them at home. Rural Republicans and Democrats in the lower chamber have long blocked such programs — often referred to in sweeping terms as “private school vouchers,” although there are variations. Passing one has emerged as a top priority in the Texas Senate for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who unsuccessfully pushed a private school choice program when he was a Republican state senator from Houston and chairman of the Senate Education Committee.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Last year, during Patrick’s first legislative session presiding over the upper chamber, senators passed a bill that would have given tax credits to businesses that donated to scholarship funds assisting low-income or special needs students with private or parochial school tuition. The legislation died in the House, where it didn’t even get a hearing.Groups like the Texas Catholic Conference are still pushing the “tax credit scholarship” concept. But the focus has since shifted to the latest fad in private school choice: education savings accounts, or ESAs, which award taxpayer dollars directly to parents in the form of debit cards. Parents can use those funds for a variety of education-related expenses, including private or parochial school tuition or expenses related to home schooling or virtual schooling.ESA proponents, including the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, told the House Public Education Committee during Monday’s hearing that the savings accounts have the most impact of various proposals because of the flexibility they give parents. And they advocated for a program that would be available to all families.“A universal approach to educational choice would certainly benefit the most students,” said Randan Steinhauser, Texas adviser for EdChoice and executive director of Texans for Education Opportunity. “An ESA is also a very valid way to address the needs of the special-needs community.”Five states have created ESAs, although all but one have restricted participation to special-needs students, Steinhauser told the panel. The outlier, Nevada, passed a universal program that the state’s supreme court recently struck down, although not because it diverted public funds to private institutions. (Something some conservative Texas lawmakers were quick to cheer.) But Rep. Marsha Farney asserted early on Monday that diverting public funds to private schools may violate the Texas Constitution, which requires state lawmakers to support a free system of public schools.“To me, words matter. The Constitution matters,” she said. “And when people refer to state funds and the government schools, I think we should refer to the schools as the Constitution schools because that’s where it originated.” The Georgetown Republican, who is soon retiring, outlined a long list of some private school admission requirements — no discipline issues, good academic performance, letters of reference, drug testing and parental involvement, including financial contributions — and asked what would happen if students using public funds don’t meet those criteria.“It appears to me either the private school is going to lose their identity and their rights to have all these rules or else the voucher is meaningless,” she said.“They don’t have to go to that school. It’s an opt-in program,” Steinhauser shot back, describing Farney’s questions as “very loaded.”Any parents who misuse funds would be subject to criminal penalties, Steinhauser told the panel Monday. She also said the state education agency could outsource oversight of the program to other agencies to cut down on costs, addressing another of Farney’s concerns. Other committee members highlighted the lack of private school options in rural parts of the state and questioned the absence of any accountability measures for the schools, or people, receiving public funds under the proposed programs, including standardized testing. “This is a statement, so this is not a debate: The people that are pushing this, perhaps, on the other side of the building are also not in favor of getting rid of tests for the public school children and the assessments for the public school children,” said Rep. Dan Huberty, a Houston Republican, referring to the Senate. “That’s a little hypocritical, don’t you think?”But former House Public Education Committee chairman Kent Grusendorf, now a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom, told Huberty that imposing state accountability standards on private schools would “guarantee the failure of the program.”“If you empower the parents, you really have the ultimate accountability system,” he said.The tax credit scholarship bill the Senate passed last session required participating private schools to be accredited and administer a nationally recognized standardized exam annually. It also was limited to students currently attending public schools with an enrollment of more than 100 in counties of more than 50,000 people. Lawmakers should fix the state’s broken school finance system, or public education in general, before dumping money into school choice programs, Huberty and several other committee members also contended Monday.But Grusendorf was adamant that passing something like an ESA was a prerequisite.It’s “impossible to do that without this,” he said. “The problem is systemic, and the solution is freedom.”Rep. Dwayne Bohac emerged as the lone committee member in support of private school choice Monday. The Houston Republican said no one should be forced to send their child to a bad school and that he is lucky enough to be able to afford private school tuition but many others are not. “I think school choice has broad bipartisan support,” he said, detailing the initial opposition to charters and the courage he believes it takes to stand for school choice in Texas.“Courage is contagious. Keep up the courage,” he told the private school choice proponents.“I hope you’ll develop even more courage,” said state Rep. Harold Dutton, a Houston Democrat, later in the hearing. “The courage to fix an inner-city, low-performing school is real courage, and I don’t think it means going in and saying we need to take money or anything out of this school.” The committee, meeting for the last time before the 2017 legislative session starts in January, will deliver a report with recommendations to House Speaker Joe Straus this fall.Read related Tribune coverage:At a marathon hearing of the Senate Education Committee Wednesday, GOP senators debated how, not whether, to give Texas families taxpayer money to pay for private, religious or home schools.An ambitious new player has emerged in the controversial effort to use taxpayer dollars to help Texas parents send their kids to private or religious schools. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday vowed to pass a bigger and better tax credit scholarship program — and possibly other school choice legislation — out of the Senate in 2017 and this time get it to the Governor’s desk. Disclosure: The Texas Public Policy Foundation has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2016/10/17/texas-reps-tear-voucher-proponents/.center_img Sharelast_img read more

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Inventor creates replica of Vermeer painting using modified camera obscura

first_imgThe Music Lesson by Johannes Vermeer © 2013 Phys.org New rheumatoid arthritis treatment shown to be effective: Half of all patients symptom-free within six months Explore further Citation: Inventor creates replica of Vermeer painting using modified camera obscura (2013, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-inventor-replica-vermeer-camera-obscura.html (Phys.org) —Inventor Tim Jenison may have finally solved the mystery of how famed Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer was able to create paintings that so closely resembled photographs. His five year mission to learn Vermeer’s secrets has been filmed and a documentary made describing what he’s learned. More information: via VanityFair This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Johannes Vermeer was a 17th century painter who stunned the world by suddenly appearing on the painting scene producing impressively realistic paintings, all seemingly without any training. Critics at the time suggested he “cheated” by using a device called a camera obscura, which is essentially a lens and mirror set up in a way to allow for better reference—it would be akin to painting using a photograph posted next to the canvas. The argument surfaced again in 2006 when modern painter David Hockney announced that the only way Vermeer could have painted the pictures he made, were by using some sort of mirror and lens contraption. The problem with the argument was that it couldn’t explain how the lighting could have come out the way it did—a mirror/lens device would have produced an image that was upside down.Shortly after Hockney’s announcement, millionaire inventor Tim Jenison became intrigued by the argument. His background was in optics, so it seemed a natural way to pass his time investigating the possibilities. Instead of a hobby, however, it became more of an obsession. Jenison traveled to Amsterdam to see an example for himself. He claims that led to an epiphany—one so strong that he learned Dutch so he could read original texts. He learned about early paints and how to make mirrors and lenses himself. Eventually, he even faithfully recreated the room and sunlight conditions of where Vermeer sat while painting “The Music Lesson,” one of his most famous pieces.As time passed, Jenison became convinced he had an inkling of how Vermeer pulled off his trick—he’d added another mirror to his camera obscura, causing the image it created to become right side up. By positioning a lens and two mirrors just right, he found he could create what would look like a photograph, just next to the canvas, allowing for simple replication of an actual setting. Putting all that he’d learned together, Jenison created what he believes are the conditions Vermeer was working under. And to prove his point, he even created a stunning painting of his own—one that very closely resembles “The Music Lesson.” He says, he’s 90 percent sure he’s solved the mystery. That last ten percent, he says, is there because he can’t figure out how Vermeer managed to hide the knowledge of his improved camera obscura.last_img read more

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Apple introduces iTunes Radio in bid for streaming market

first_imgApple came out swinging Monday, using its annual developers’ conference to defend its position in the digital music space with a new streaming service aimed at rivals such as Spotify, Pandora and Google.The firm, which hasn’t released a major new product in more than six months, is combating the idea that it’s losing the ability to innovate after the death in 2011 of its co-founder and lead visionary, Steve Jobs. It unveiled several new software and hardware products, including a dramatic makeover of its mobile operating system, iOS 7, and announced a new desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks.Executives, including Apple chief executive Tim Cook, took several jabs at competitors throughout the Worldwide Developers Conference, including poking fun at poor sales of Microsoft’s new operating system.“Can’t innovate any more, my ass,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for worldwide marketing, while showing off a new design for Apple’s Mac Pro desktop computer.But the focus was an aggressive defense of the company’s reputation as a technology leader.Analysts have been expecting Apple to build on the success of its iTunes music service with a streaming service for years. In the meantime, competitors moved in to scoop up listeners. Google last month announced a subscription music service, Google Play Music All Access.The move allows Apple to protect its position in the U.S. digital music market, industry experts said. It currently has about 63 percent of the music download market, according to NPD Group.“From an Apple perspective, this is a relatively defensive move,” said Stephen Beck, founder of the management consulting firm CG42. Beck, who works with technology clients, said that the move reflects Apple’s eagerness to keep iTunes users within its ecosystem rather than ceding them to Pandora or Spotify for streaming music.Using the firm’s Music app, users will be able to create digital radio stations based on their favorite artists or songs. Listeners can then tweak the stations by indicating which songs they like and which they don’t. Users can also buy songs with one click, see what music is trending on Twitter and share songs with friends.Apple’s new service will not require a subscription, though the free version of the service will include advertisements. Users who pay for the company’s $25 per year iTunes Match service, will be able to listen to iTunes Radio without commercials of any kind for less than comparable services from competitors.Despite an almost aggressively optimistic tone from executives, Apple shares closed slightly down at $438.89 per share after rising as high as $449 Monday morning in anticipation of the company’s announcements.Even the iTunes Radio news didn’t send the ripple through the industry that many had expected. Pandora, which had seen its stock dive multiple times on rumors of an Apple streaming service, closed up nearly 2.5 percent at $15.49 a share.Still, while reaction to the service was muted, Apple is likely to quickly build an audience because the service will be automatically downloaded on millions of iPhones and iPads. “They’re only an update away from having a big install base,” Beck said.Apple and Google have an advantage in the on-demand music market because they can easily integrate music purchases with the payment systems they use for their app stores, analysts said.“The platform owner has the most to win in this case because they’ve already captured that user,” said John Donham, chief executive of the online music and talk radio company TuneIn. “Other services are many clicks away from getting users to their first song.”Getting users may be the easy part for Apple, Donham said. But the company still must prove that it hasn’t lost its innovative touch to keep customers, he added. Apple has a mixed record when it comes to providing services, he noted, citing last year’s dismal reaction to Apple’s Maps app.The iTunes Radio will be available this fall on a number of Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Srebrenica ceremonies marred by attack on Serbias premier

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of “I heard Muslim people telling the attackers ‘why are you attacking him? It is not his fault. He had not done anything here.’”He added: “Except for my glasses, I’m missing nothing else.”Vucic, who came to represent Serbia at the commemoration in an apparent gesture of reconciliation, said after the attack that, “Today we are talking more about a bunch of fools rather than about the innocent victims of Srebrenica.” He added that his “arms of reconciliation remain stretched toward the Bosniaks.”Serbia’s foreign ministry sent a protest note to Bosnia, saying the attack was a murder attempt against Vucic and urged that the culprits be caught.Although the crowd booed Vucic’s arrival, Srebrenica widows and mothers welcomed his presence.“Only on truth we can build a future. You cannot deny the truth,” Kada Hotic, who lost her son and husband in the massacre, told Vucic before the ceremony.The Muslim Bosniak mayor of Srebrenica, Camil Durakovic, apologized to Vucic, saying he was “deeply disappointed” about the attack.Tens of thousands of people came to the commemorations marking two decades since Europe’s worst massacre since the Holocaust. During the war, the United Nations declared Srebrenica a safe haven for civilians. But on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the Muslim enclave. Some 15,000 men tried to flee through the woods toward government-held territory while others joined the town’s women and children in seeking refuge at the base of the Dutch U.N. troops.The outnumbered Dutch troops could only watch as Serb soldiers rounded up about 2,000 men for killing and later hunted down and killed another 6,000 men in the woods.The United Nations admitted its failure to protect the town’s people and on Saturday, Bert Koenders, foreign minister of Netherland said that “the Dutch government shares responsibility” and that the U.N. must strengthen United Nations missions in the future.“Nobody can undo what happened here but we mourn with you,” Koenders added.The 1992-95 war in Bosnia, pitting Christian Orthodox Serbs against Bosnian Muslims and Croatian Catholics, left more than 100,000 people dead and millions homeless. The Serbs, who wanted to remain in the Serb-led Yugoslavia, fought against the secession of Bosnia and Croatia from the former federation.So far, remains of some 7,000 victims have been excavated from 93 graves or collected from 314 surface locations and identified through DNA technology. The scenes overshadowed what was supposed to be a day of reflection and remembrance for the 8,000 Muslim men and boys slaughtered at the hands of Serb forces in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Two U.N. courts ruled that the killings constituted genocide.Vucic is among the most hated individuals for Bosnian Muslims, with some viewing him in worse terms than late strongman Slobodan Milosevic. During the 1992-95 Bosnian war, Vucic was an ultranationalist politician in opposition to Milosevic, criticizing the Serb leader of leniency toward Bosnian Muslims.Many Bosnian Muslims also still remember Vucic’s incendiary statement during the Balkan wars that for every dead Serb, 100 Muslims should be killed. Some in the crowd held a banner with the quote to remind him of his past.Vucic’s security detail rushed him away, trying to protect him with bags, umbrellas and their raised arms from the projectiles raining down. His guards shoved through the angry crowd before pushing the prime minister inside an armored vehicle.“We were attacked from all sides. It was well organized and prepared,” a visibly shaken Vucic said upon his quick return to Serbia. He blamed hooligan soccer groups from Serbia and Bosnia for initiating the attack. Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s prime minister, center, is seen during a scuffle at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Anger boiled over Saturday at a massive commemoration of the Srebrenica slaughter 20 years ago as people pelted Vucic with water bottles and other objects. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A crowd of furious Bosnian Muslims jumped over fences and attacked Serbia’s prime minister with stones and water bottles on Saturday, marring the 20th anniversary commemorations of the Srebrenica massacre.Aleksandar Vucic, a former ultranationalist during the Balkan wars but who is now a moderate with a pro-Western stance, escaped serious injury. He said he was hit in the face with a rock as the crowds chanted “Kill, Kill” and “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 ways to recognize low testosterone At the end of the ceremony Saturday, families laid the incomplete remains of 136 victims recently found in mass graves, including 19 teenagers.“Most of the boys I played with are in these graves or in yet undiscovered mass graves,” the mayor, Durakovic, said. “With them lies my own childhood.”___AP writers Jovana Gec and Dusan Stojanovic contributed from Belgrade, Serbia.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Foreign dignitaries urged the international community not to allow such atrocities to happen again and to call the crime “genocide.”Serbia and Bosnian Serbs deny the killings were genocide, and claim that the death toll has been exaggerated.Dozens of foreign dignitaries — including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Britain’s Princess Anne and Jordan’s Queen Noor.“I grieve that it took us so long to unify … to stop this violence,” said Clinton, who was in office at the time of the massacre and whose administration led the NATO airstrikes against Serb positions. This ended the Bosnian war and the U.S. brokered a peace agreement.Clinton said before the attack on Vucic: “I want to thank the prime minister of Serbia for having the courage to come here today and I think it is important that we acknowledge that.”U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who witnessed the attack, condemned the “deplorable acts of violence” against Vucic. He said it was “far removed from the spirit I felt at this dignified and solemn commemoration.”It wasn’t the first time that top Serbian officials visited Srebrenica for commemorations. The former pro-democratic president, Boris Tadic, was there twice, including on the 10th anniversary of the massacre, and there were no major incidents. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgCyprus is not doing enough to protect wildlife on the island, according to a report published on Thursday.The report covered Cyprus and 17 other EU member-states. It was published by four environmental non-governmental orgainisations (NGOs) – BirdLife, the World Wildlife Fund, the European Environmental Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe – who assessed the state of the implementation of EU Nature Directives.“For the purposes of this report, NGOs BirdLife Cyprus and Terra Cypria – the Cyprus Conservation Foundation contributed with their expert analysis on 11 evaluation criteria for the implementation of the nature directives in Cyprus,” the group said in a press release.“With regard to Cyprus, none of the 11 evaluation criteria received positive scores, with the great problem of the inadequate protection and management of the Natura 2000 sites and the lack of action plans for species protection becoming evident once again,” it added.The report found that although there has been an improvement in examining projects that may adversely affect a protected Natura 2000 site, ‘there are still gaps in the reliability of the studies, the implementation of environmental terms but also their binding nature, with serious threats for nature’.It cited the case of residential developments in the Sea Caves area in Akamas, as well as the favourable opinion issued on the golf course on the Natura 2000 site ‘Polis – Gialias’ at Limni in Argaka.The report also sounded the alarm with regard to species’ protection, referring in particular to endangered species such as the Griffon Vulture, threatened by the use of poison-bait in the countryside.“If this lack of engagement by member-states persists, the rapid decline of biodiversity across Europe is guaranteed. The four NGOs call on the European Commission to hold member states accountable for dragging their feet,” the press release said. You May LikeJerusalem OnlineTiger Woods Drives This $440K Sports CarJerusalem OnlineUndoHealthZapSize Of Engagement Ring Made Her Question Her DecisionHealthZapUndoHome Security SystemsSecurity Cameras That Can Turn Your Home Into A FortressHome Security SystemsUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Two former Navy officials who were present told The Post they were shocked to see Francis at the ceremony because the Pacific Fleet had been engaged in a years-long effort to tighten contract loopholes and sloppy billing practices that had enabled Glenn Defense to overcharge the Navy for millions of dollars. and it was beautiful in a very profound way, This indicates an increase in the proposal sent to the House by Governor Yahaya Bello in December 2017 which amounted to N147, 494."He.

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