Claudio Bravo Palace A MustSee Destination for Art Lovers in Morocco

By Mohamed HikalRabat – Situated near Taroudant, 80 kilometers east of Agadir, Claudio Bravo Palace stands gloriously as another must-see wonder in Morocco.Born November 8, 1936, in Chile, Claudio Bravo lived in Spain, Tangier, and Marrakech, for some time before he finally settled in Taroudant in 1972. Claudio Bravo had a special love for Morocco and Taroudant in particular. He loved the city’s colors and people. They provided all the inspiration he needed as an artist fond of painting sceneries and portraits.Bravo’s paintings have travelled the world to be exhibited in the US, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Philippines, Japan, and so many others.Both Bravo’s sense of art and Moroccan craftsmen’s talent combined to bring his mansion into existence. The impressive mansion was Bravo’s home and studio where he spent his most enjoyable moments side by side with the nature he loved and cherished. The palace has become a fabulous museum that attracts hundreds of tourists and visitors. The museum has added to Taroudant’s tourism potential. It is especially a popular destination for art and museum lovers.The architecture, furniture, paintings, colors, and spirit of the unique artist all add an exceptional flavor to the city.Bravo’s visit to Marrakech was behind his decision to make a copy of the breathtaking Menara gardens as part of his property.In addition to the palace’s amazing gardens, silverware, and crystal objects, the palace boasts original Egyptian statues and Roman emperors’ busts.Bravo died June 4, 2011, and was laid to rest in the mausoleum he had prepared beforehand. Just as he had lived surrounded by his works, his body rests among a collection of some of his loveliest paintings in his mausoleum. read more

New prison opens in Liberia as part of UN efforts to help

28 July 2010The United Nations deputy envoy in Liberia has assured the country of the world body’s continued support for recovery and development in the West African nation, which include a new modern UN-funded prison and a centre where peacekeepers will teach vocational skills to young people. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, Deputy Special Representative for the Rule of Law at the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), handed over the maximum security prison in Sanniquellie, the provincial capital of Nimba, to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today. The facility was built by the UN in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice in Sanniquellie at a cost of $350,000 – provided by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, which provides assistance to jump-start rebuilding projects in countries emerging from conflict.It has the capacity to hold 72 inmates, with separate facilities for men and women, and electricity, sanitation, kitchen and recreational facilities, as well as a solar-powered water pump and rain-harvest water storage to guarantee a constant supply of water. The Peacebuilding Fund has also sponsored the training of 50 new corrections officers, 20 of whom will be deployed to the new prison. In addition, Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers in Sanniquellie will assist the inmates with farming implements and seedlings to grow vegetables and cassava for their own use.In a report issued in February, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that, more than a decade after its civil war, Liberia is heading towards reconciliation but significant challenges remain in the development of its security and legal institutions, which will impact the future of the UN mission there. Noting the need to ensure that the Liberian National Police are independently operational and that Liberia redoubles its efforts in the area of rule of law, Mr. Ban identified financial resources as a requirement for continued progress in Liberia.The areas that need sustained donor support, he said, include the establishment of an efficient communications system, and the construction of a new Monrovia Central Prison to replace the existing structure, which is “overcrowded and dilapidated.”While in Sanniquellie, Ms. Mensa-Bonsu also took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Bangla-Nimba Capacity Building Centre, where Bangladeshi peacekeepers will train Liberian youth in vocational skills, including information technology, tailoring, health care, carpentry, plumbing and cosmetology. read more

Turkish dish and Korean tightrope walking join UN intangible heritage list

28 November 2011Three elements from the Republic of Korea (ROK), one from Spain and one from Turkey were added today to the United Nations-backed list of the world’s outstanding examples of intangible heritage. The latest additions bring to 19 the total of newly inscribed items this year, which are determined by a 24-member intergovernmental committee meeting in Bali, Indonesia.The items from the ROK include traditional tightrope walking known as Jultagi, which is accompanied by music and dialogue between the tightrope walker and a clown; the traditional martial art of Taekkyeon, which promotes community integration and public health; and the process of weaving of Mosi, which involves the harvesting, boiling and bleaching of ramie plants to create yarn from their fibre, which is then turned into dress suits and military uniforms.The festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ (Our Lady of Health), celebrated each year on 7 and 8 September in Algemesí, Spain, was also added. During the festivities, almost 1,400 people participate in theatre, music, and dance numbers which have been passed down by the townspeople from generation to generation and are performed in historical areas of the city. Another addition was Keskek, the traditional Turkish ceremonial wheat and meat dish prepared for several ceremonies such as weddings, circumcisions, and religious holidays. Women and men prepare the dish together in huge cauldrons and the preparation method has been transmitted by master cooks to apprentices for many years.The committee, created under a convention that was adopted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2003, will wrap up its considerations tomorrow. read more

Gas prices set to spike up to three cents a litre overnight

A gas price watcher is warning that pump prices will rise significantly overnight Tuesday, up to 3 cents a litre in parts of the country.Dan McTeague’s website Tomorrow’s Gas Prices Today notes the rise would come ahead of the busy long weekend in both Canada and the U.S.He predicts one of the biggest jumps in prices will come to Kamloops B.C., where he expects prices to rise 3 cents a litre.Prices in other Western Canadian cities were expected to see smaller increases but McTeague says gas prices in cities in that region already carry a premium of 10 cents a litre.His website predicts an overnight hike of 2.8 cents a litre in Toronto and a similar jump in surrounding areas.It also projects a two cent a litre spike in Montreal, a jump of 2.7 cents in Ottawa and one cent in Calgary.Oil prices have fallen dramatically this year and now hover under $80 a barrel. However, analysts note that prices at the pump don’t necessarily move in tandem with the global market for crude. read more

TNA says UNP and SLFP must continue to work together

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) must continue to work together in the Constitution making process.TNA leader R. Sampanthan said that both parties must work together at this crucial time to overcome barriers and obstacles that are threats to the process. He said Sri Lanka never had a Constitution based on national consensus and so now there was an opportunity to draft a Constitution on national consensus. A TNA statement said that Sampanthan had expressed these views at a meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Sampanthan also asserted the TNA does not want a Constitution which divides the country. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Everything we know about the Finsbury Park mosque terror attack

first_imgA man held by police over the Finsbury Park attack has been identified as 47-year-old father of four Darren Osborne.Osborne, from Cardiff, was arrested after pedestrians were targeted by a man driving a van near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London early on Monday.Witnesses described hearing a van driver, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: “I’m going to kill Muslims.”The man was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but Scotland Yard said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.The incident is being treated as terrorism by police.   REUTERS/Neil Hall  He is believed to be the only suspect and is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.The man was not known to the security services, Security Minster Ben Wallace said, speaking before he was named by the media. The suspect, who appears to have a black eye, being arrested at the scene in Finsbury Park.Credit:Sky News Is it terrorism?The investigation is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command. Police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes.Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Basu said: “This is being treated as a terrorist attack.”Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said it was “quite clearly an attack on Muslims”.Ms Dick said: “This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting. We treat this as a terrorist attack. Sadly we have suffered a number of attacks and very sad events over the last few weeks,” she added.Government responseTheresa May, who met with faith leaders at the Finsbury Park Mosque, has condemned a terrorist attack as “every bit as sickening” as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester. One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the attack outside the Muslim Welfare House. PM: Appalled by the terrible incident in Finsbury Park. My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims, their families & the emergency services— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) June 19, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Who is the suspect?Police were tonight searching the suburban home of Osborne in Pentwyn, Cardiff for clues to his attack. Friends said he lived there with his partner and four children.Osborne – who grew up in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, before moving to Cardiff – is believed to have hired the van for £80-a-day. What happened exactly?Police were called just after 12.20am on Monday to reports of white van striking pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road, north London, just yards from the Finsbury Park mosque. Witnesses said the van struck pedestrians who were tending to an elderly man who had collapsed. The van driver, who witnesses described as a large white man, was detained by members of the public. Witnesses claimed he was smiling and waving as he brought carnage to Seven Sisters Road.center_img Speaking after she chaired a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee, the Prime Minister said the attack was “every bit as insidious and destructive to our values and our way of life” as the recent string of terror attacks apparently motivated by Islamist extremism.”We will stop at nothing to defeat it,” she added.Scotland Yard said extra officers would patrol Muslim places of worship as it pledged to continue to “assess the security needs of mosques”. A police cordon is in place near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London,Credit:EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALA The man who died was already receiving first aid from members of the public, and it is not yet known if his death was caused by the attack, Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said.Residents near Cardiff said said they were “shocked” after seeing photographs of their neighbour being arrested in London.The injured and victimsThe Metropolitan police has said one person died following the incident and 10 people were injured. Police said all the casualties were Muslim.NHS England said seven people were being treated at three hospitals – the Royal London, Whittington, and St Mary’s while the others were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Video posted online showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. One man could been seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man’s head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing.People could be heard shouting and screaming amid the chaos and bloodstains were visible on the pavement.  Another witness, who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, said: “I managed to get the driver of the van. He wanted to run away and was saying, ‘I want to kill Muslims’.”So he came back to the main road and I managed to get him to the ground and me and some other guys managed to hold him until the police arrived, for about 20 minutes I think, until the police arrived.”Abdulrahman claimed the driver said, ‘kill me,’ as he was held on the ground.He added: “I said, ‘tell me why did you try driving to kill innocent people?’ When he went into the [police] van he made gestures, he was laughing.”Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was hailed for his efforts to calm the chaotic situation in the aftermath of the attack and was said to have used his body to shield the suspected terrorist from the fury of onlookers. AA witness at the scene reacts to the attack witness at the scene reacts to the attackCredit: REUTERS/Neil Hall  Finsbury Park mosque suspect A police cordon is in place near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London,last_img read more

Queens Royal Studs could be in safe hands as Zara Tindall hints

first_img“[My brother] Peter and I spent a lot of time in the countryside with horses, going up to the stables after school—and probably being shouted at—but I don’t think I looked at my parents and thought ‘that’s what I’ll do when I grow up’.“When I left school, I wanted to see if I was any good before making any major decisions.”The full interview is published in this week’s Country Life, on sale now. Zara Tindall Zara TindallCredit:Andrew Ogilvy/ Country Life The magazine is out now The magazine is out now It has been the Queen’s lifelong passion, breeding world-class horses with an expertise unrivaled even in the Royal Family. And the future of the Royal Studs may be in the safest possible hands, it has emerged, as Zara Tindall hints she may yet play a part in them.The Olympic medal-winner declined to confirm specific plans to continue her grandmother’s equine success story, but said enigmatically of her future involvement: “You never know.”The question of what will eventually happen to the Royal Studs has previously been unclear, with neither the Prince of Wales or Duke of Cambridge exhibiting as keen an interest as the Queen in horses. Zara Tindall at the Barbury International Horse trials in JulyCredit:PA The Queen presents the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot this yearCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley One newspaper diarist last year raised the question of the future of the Royal Studs, quoting an unnamed “court source” as saying: “Unless the Queen can get young George interested – or horsey Camilla takes the reins – the Royal Stud might end up being converted into tennis courts for the Cambridges.”In the magazine interview, Mrs Tindall, who is married to former England rugby captain Mike Tindall and is mother to three-year-old Mia, also spoke of life as a working mother, saying her current set-up of having eight horses allows her to “balance everything”. “A string of horses this size is ideal, because it means I can ride and look after Mia,” she said.“Life for me is about being able to balance everything; I’m not a person who’s good at spreading themselves and I do have quite a lot of things to juggle.”Speaking of her country upbringing with her mother, the Princess Royal, and father Captain Mark Phillips, she said: “The things I remember are trips in the horsebox, to places such as Chatsworth and Thirlestane Castle, watching Papa show-jumping on the last day [of a three-day event] and then him coming home and letting the horses straight off the lorry ramp for a roll, which would drive Debbie, his groom, mad. The Queen presents the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot this year Mrs Tindall, however, would have the perfect pedigree, following in the footsteps of her mother, the Princess Royal, and Olympic gold medallist father Captain Mark Phillips.In an interview with Country Life magazine about her career, Mrs Tindall said she was keen to continue starting to train young horses, but ruled out taking on too much just yet.“I wouldn’t train racehorses [in future], but I do like starting off youngsters,” she told the magazine.“The pre-training is probably the most important part, making a horse physically strong enough to cope with its job and that’s what interests me.“I don’t know what will happen with the Royal Studs, but you never know.” Zara and Mike Tindall with daughter MiaCredit:PA Zara Tindall at the Barbury International Horse trials in July Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Royal Studs at Sandringham and Wolferton in Norfolk, and Polhampton in Berkshire, currently contribute to a training programme for around 25 horses racing each season, with the Queen taking a keen personal interest in the development of her horses.Among her achievements includes, in 2013, becoming the first reigning British monarch to win Royal Ascot’s Gold Cup in 207 years of the race.A source close to Mrs Tindall said it was “too much of a leap” to assume any firm plans for the Royal Studs from the interview.Any decision about the future running of the Royals Studs is a matter for The Queen. Zara and Mike Tindall with daughter Mialast_img read more

KSI vs Logan Paul Fears YouTube stars fight will promote violence sexism

The bout will take place in a ring branded with material promoting MansionBet, a Gibraltar-based casino and gambling firm which is one of the main sponsors of the event in the Manchester Arena.  The fight between KSI, a British vlogger, and Logan Paul, a US vlogger, is being live streamed on YouTube, and the stars are charging their millions of young followers $10 (£7.50) each to watch.  YouTube has been condemned for allowing two of its biggest stars to promote gambling, violence, abuse and sexism to teenagers, ahead of a boxing match billed as one of the biggest-ever internet events. The firm has boasted of expanding its reach into the UK with “a huge, media-focused event”.  Kidscape chief… read more

Two women held after man found dead in Dublin apartment

first_imgUpdated 7.57pm Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandFirst published 9.50amRead: Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call? Members of the Garda Technical Bureau at the scene where a man’s body was found in an apartment in Annaly Grove. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandTWO WOMEN ARE being held by gardaí following the discovery of a man’s body in an apartment in Ongar, Dublin.Gardaí were called to an apartment at Annaly Grove at 4am this morning, where the body of a man aged in his early 30s was discovered.Two females in their 30s were been arrested and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Blanchardstown.The scene has been preserved pending the arrival of the Garda Technical Bureau and the office of the State Pathologist has been notified.last_img read more

Legislation Would Protect Families in Privatized Housing

first_imgA bipartisan proposal would give installation leaders and military families more protections against bad conditions in privatized military housing, according to Military Times.“It is unacceptable that some military families around the country have little or no recourse when private contractors provide substandard housing,” said Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), who introduced the legislation in the House.The bill would seek actions against a landlord for substandard conditions, such as withholding rent pay, requiring them to pay moving costs, and blocking charges to end a lease early.It would also create health and safety standards across the services, upgrade DOD to an electronic work order system and ask inspectors general to investigate allegations of retaliation against a service member who has reported a problem.A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate.The service chiefs are also working on what they call a “tenant bill of rights.”Army family members at a Fort Bliss, Texas, town hall on housing last month. Army photo by David Poe ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to address Chinese tech concerns

first_img Tags 1 Politics Security Commentcenter_img Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, introduced a bill to handle foreign technology threats. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Two senators want to create an office for handling foreign technology threats, especially those from China.In a bill introduced on Friday, Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, proposed creating the Office of Critical Technologies & Security. The proposed group would deal with foreign technology threats by coordinating efforts across government agencies, as well as private companies, such as telecommunications providers.The US government has been concerned with supply chain threats from foreign technology for years. Those potential threats have ranged from software by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab to hardware from China’s ZTE and Huawei.  Warner and Rubio singled out threats from Chinese technology, noting that China has been behind multiple state-sponsored attacks against the US.”It is clear that China is determined to use every tool in its arsenal to surpass the United States technologically and dominate us economically,” Warner said in a statement. “We need a whole-of-government technology strategy to protect U.S. competitiveness in emerging and dual-use technologies and address the Chinese threat by combating technology transfer from the United States.”In December, the Department of Justice announced charges against two Chinese hackers over “massive theft” from US tech companies, as well as NASA and the Navy. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a press conference that China has been involved in more than 90 percent of the Justice Department’s economic espionage cases since 2011.Rubio and Warner are both members of the Senate select committee on intelligence, where Warner serves as vice chairman. The two have called out Chinese tech companies in the past, warning Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to exclude Huawei from 5G development in the country. The two senators said technology from foreign companies, such as ZTE and Huawei, presents security risks to US infrastructure, and jeopardizes “the overall security” of private sector supply chains.”China continues to conduct a coordinated assault on US intellectual property, US businesses, and our government networks and information with the full backing of the Chinese Communist Party,” Rubio said. “The United States needs a more coordinated approach to directly counter this critical threat and ensure we better protect U.S. technology.”While the US has federal agencies dedicated to stopping technology threats, Rubio and Warner say a single office is needed to coordinate the different efforts. The proposed Office of Critical Technologies & Security would be under the White House. The Department of Justice has made similar moves. In November, it unveiled a China Initiative that focuses on Chinese trade theft cases.You can read the proposed legislation here: Security:  Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. Special Reports: CNET’s in-depth features in one place. Share your voicelast_img read more

Robotics Is Here and Already Its Changing Everything

first_img Register Now » Robotic process automation is becoming an integral part of how businesses operate, and these solutions are making employees both more efficient and effective. PwC estimates that companies can automate approximately 45 percent of workplace activities. By 2024, robotics process automation is forecasted to be a $3.5-billion-dollar market in North America alone.However, robotics won’t just change operations — process automation will change everything from the boardroom to education. The rise of RPA will pave the way for a new role in the C-suite: the Chief Robotics Officer. It will open up new training and career opportunities, providing a critical source of employment across all levels of the organization.Related: Be My Valentine: Robotics Relationships 101The rise of the CRO.Over the years, there have been a number of changes to the c-suite. From the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to Chief Data Officer (CDO), the executive bench is expanding to meet the ever-changing needs of businesses everywhere. As more companies recognize the need for automation of manual tasks across departments it will be important to have proper oversight, and therefore a Chief Robotics Officer (CRO).The role of the CRO is already taking hold in the startup market. Humatics, a developer of microlocation systems, and Scorpiox, a drone-as-a-service platform, both have executives with the title CRO. According to Gartner, within two years up to 10 percent of large companies will have a CRO. In the coming years, look for the role to grow exponentially as more established corporations take notes from the scrappier, more flexible startup companies.Robotic process automation will free companies to change how day-to-day tasks are performed and, in the process, the fundamental way employees work. As with many technology changes, employees may fear for their jobs. That’s when having a CRO is critical. The CRO — part operations, part HR, part IT —  is a forward-thinking strategist charged with spotting automation opportunities while getting employees the training opportunities they need to adapt effectively. The CRO will straddle multiple departments to serve as a liaison between human and robot. This position will be indispensable as more companies turn to automation to maximize productivity.Related: How to Be a Winner in the Consumer Robotics RevolutionA retrained workforce.The fear is that RPA will decimate the job market, leaving the vast majority unemployed. That’s simply not the case. RPA will create greater opportunity within the workforce for employees to be retrained and up-level their skills to perform more strategic duties. Luckily, employee fear is shifting to optimism: a recent study from MIT Technology Review found that 94 percent of workers in the U.S. believe that they are unlikely to lose their jobs to automation. Nonetheless, while employees are becoming more confident that their jobs are safe, it is uncertaint just how much their jobs will change.There is plenty of opportunity for those who are willing to take a proactive and collaborative approach. Employees no longer bogged down with manual tasks can use that time be more strategic and, ultimately, more valuable to the organization. Smart employees will seek retraining for new skills through continuing education classes, and employers will offer company-sponsored options to accommodate them. Some employees will find ways to sharpen the strategic skills that they were originally trained for, allowing them to step into the roles they were hired for before the mundane and manual tasks took over.Related: Don’t Worry So Much. Robots Are Mostly Doing the Work People Hate Anyway.The opportunity is not just for people with a college degree.There is no doubt that there is a skills gap in technology, and while confidence is growing that most jobs won’t be displaced by robots, it’s inevitable that some will. By nature, all revolutions cause displacement, and the 4th Industrial Revolution is no different. However, savvy employees who sense their data entry roles will soon be absorbed by software automation can still come out of the revolution on top. Soon, employees specially-trained in process automation will be able to manage and optimize the software that once threatened their jobs.With the growing trend of fast-paced coding bootcamps that promise to retrain people in a matter of months and entire academies chock full of RPA resources, it will be easier than ever for workers to upskill themselves.As more resources become available, RPA specialists will emerge to slowly-but-surely fill the tech skills gap without the need for a four-year college degree. The best part is that workers across the board will safely escape the mundane roles that are better suited for robots.As more companies look to automate routine and repetitive tasks, workers everywhere will reap the benefits. Not only will the days of being saddled with boring, monotonous work be gone, new opportunities will emerge. From the c-suite to emerging careers within software automation, RPA will shift roles and education models to provide valuable jobs to people everywhere. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 1, 2018 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min readlast_img read more

Windows 10 Start Menu StartIsBack 20 released

first_imgWindows 10 Start Menu StartIsBack++ 2.0 released by Martin Brinkmann on March 27, 2017 in Software – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 25 commentsStartIsBack++ 2.0.1 is the latest version of the start menu replacement program for Windows 10 that works similarly as Classic Shell and Start10.We reviewed the version of StartIsBack+ for Windows 8.1 back when it was released. If you have used that version before, you have a good understanding already what StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 for Windows 10 brings to the table.The last version of the program dates back to October 2016, and it is version 1.3.4. I’m not sure what happened to version 2.0 though of the application.StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 for Windows 10 is a commercial program. You can test it for 30 days, but if you want to continue using it, you will have to buy a license for the fair price of $2.99. This is even cheaper than the $4.99 that Stardock charges for its excellent Start10 program, especially since this is for a lifetime license.StartIsBack++ 2.0StartIsBack++ 2.0.1  exchanges the start menu that Windows 10 systems ship with a custom one, for instance one that resembles the Windows 7 start menu.The software ships with three different start menu styles, and an option to select a custom start menu button as well from a list of available options.If you have used the program before you will notice that new options have been added to the process.This includes options to skin the taskbar completely. StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 ships with Windows 7 and Windows 8 taskbar styles included that you can enable with a click in the appearance menu.This enables you to display the Windows 7 start menu with the Windows 10 taskbar, or the default Windows 10 start menu with the Windows 8 taskbar, and the Windows 7 start button.You may customize the appearance furthermore in the settings. Options include selecting a custom start menu and taskbar color, or enabling a Windows XP-style flyout menu.As far as other improvements are concerned: you can configure the program to expand the Settings application directly in the start menu. This displays all pages of the Settings application right there for selection.This option is not enabled by default, and needs to be enabled in the options under “Start menu”. Locate the Settings app under right side items on the page, and switch its state to menu there.You find  the same option for the classic Control Panel there, and may enable the display of items that are not displayed by default there as well.StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 ships with an improved Settings application search as well. Just type some characters and all Settings pages that match what you have typed are returned by the program for quick opening.Another new feature is support for dragging and dropping files on Windows App icons in the start menu to open them.Users who work on devices connected to high DPI screens may notice improved support for high DPI as well.It is a good idea to go through the settings after installation to customize the program’s functionality. You find plenty of options there to, for instance to hide all modern apps, or add custom folders to the start menu for quick access.Closing WordsStartIsBack++ 2.0.1 replaces the original Windows 10 start menu with a custom version. You may use it to display a classic start menu on Windows 10 machines, and adjust plenty of other start menu or taskbar related options as well.Now You: Do you use a start menu replacement on your computer?Summary12345 Author Rating3 based on 9 votes Software Name StartIsBack++Operating System Windows 10Software Category AppearancePrice USD 2.99Landing Page http://startisback.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Related Content August 4, 2008 – Intelerad Medical Systems signed a new partnership agreement with peerVue, in a deal in which PeerVue has integrated its qiVue solution with IntelePACS enabling PACS users to address regulatory, quality and communications issues.The new solution is designed to address challenges involving critical results management, peer review, technologist QC, emergency department discrepancy management and teleradiology discrepancies.This integration allows the radiologist to access peerVue features directly from InteleViewer, enabling true point-and-click reporting of critical results, study discrepancies, and other quality and communication related activities; processes that are now required for accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and in compliance with the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. The peerVue solution is fully web-based and is available in both English and French versions.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | August 05, 2008 Intelerad Inks Deal with Peervue News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

Two killed as faction fighting erupts again

first_imgTwo people were killed in a drive-by shooting on Thursday night along the Colenso Road, believed to be part of faction fighting in the Ladysmith area. It is alleged that a vehicle travelling along the Colenso Road in the Roosboom area drove past a bakkie and opened fire on the occupants.A hail of bullets tore through the bakkie, killing the driver and a passenger who were seated in the front of the vehicle. They died at the scene.The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. One of the deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Thokozane Emmanuel Gamede. The second deceased has yet to be officially identified.Ladysmith detectives are investigating a case of murder. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Why cruising with a group is the new travel trend

first_imgFrom Australia and New Zealand through the Pacific, offering mini Sea Break getaways, and taking guests to celebrate Australia’s favourite events, including Melbourne Cup, P&O Cruises has been taking Aussies on their dream holidays for 85 years.  Pioneering new destinations, including the South Pacific, and exclusive destinations such as The Conflict Islands, P&O is one of Australia’s favourite cruise lines creating unique experience on the perfect, stress free holiday for all travellers. We’ve got it all covered – from accommodation to included meals, entertainment and more. For more information visit pocruises.com.au, call 13 24 94 or visit your travel agent.The post Why cruising with a group is the new travel trend appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog Looking for a holiday to suit all ages? An extended-family, children to grandparents, or maybe a group of friends getting together for a big birthday bash? A cruise could be just what you’re looking for. Here are 10 reasons why.Multi-generational holiday planningPlanning a holiday with grandparents, parents and children? For the parents in the middle this can be a stressful proposition – but not on a cruise. Choose a family-friendly cruise and you’ll have a superb range of activities, with entertainment and dining options to suit all ages. For the group organiser, no need to worry about keeping your extended family fed, entertained and happy, or where they might be. Everyone can go off and do their own thing in complete safety and you can get together by the pool, over meals or at shows and share some of the good times.Fuss-free travelPacking and unpacking and relocating from one hotel to the next can sap the pleasure from any holiday. Think of your cruise ship as a floating hotel. You don’t have to worry about getting from one place to another, lugging cases and herding others. In some of the world’s favourite cruise zones you’ll wake every morning in a new destination, yet you only have to unpack once.Great group valueAll your accommodation and meals are paid for in advance, and so are most of the amenities, entertainment, sport and leisure options. There might be additional charges to cover laundry, bar tab, internet fees, and dining in specialty restaurants but you can limit these if you’re prudent, and many cruise lines offer drinks packages to help control costs. A great holiday with all the trimmings and no unpleasant surprises at the end.Flexible cabin configurationMost cabins are designed for two but there are also some with convertible couches and fold-down bunks. Family cabins can accommodate three or four, sometimes more. Teenagers might need their own cabin, since each cabin has just one bathroom and storage space can be limited, in which case adjoining cabins are the way to go. Cots for babies and toddlers are usually available from your cruise line but advance notice is required. If you want a bathtub, this is also an option with many cruise lines.FacilitiesThe facilities on larger cruise ships make them ideal for families and groups. Spas, beauty parlours, casinos, climbing walls, ziplines, multiple swimming pools with water slides, gyms, exercise classes, cooking lessons, cocktail making sessions, razzle-dazzle shows, the latest hit movies and fine-dining restaurants and super-chefs are just some of the options the bigger ships offer. So there’s no excuse for a single moment of boredom, whatever the makeup of your group.Family-friendly diningLarger cruise ships will often have a children’s menu, and buffet-style dining offers nutritious choices even for fussy eaters. Poolside dining is another great option for families. If you need a gluten-free, vegetarian or diabetic menu your cruise line should be able to offer suitable dishes. If anyone in your group has a food allergy, tell the cruise line before you lock in your booking, and make sure the restaurant staff know as well.Child mindingKids clubs are a great option for families, dividing children into age groups and providing suitable activities and services to keep them occupied. The age range for kids clubs is generally from two or three until mid-teens, although some cruise lines cater to even younger children. Teens have their own places to hang out, away from kids’ play areas and parent-friendly pools and bars, and under the watchful eye of experienced activity coordinators. Some cruise lines also offer in-room or group babysitting services.Entertainment choiceWhere else could you expect a choice of entertainment that might include hi-voltage original production shows, themed parties, rock and roll bands, adults-only comedy clubs, or a silky-smooth crooner in a dimly lit bar? Cruise operators are constantly ramping up their entertainment, and you can expect to be dazzled by their unique and creative shows and performance spaces. Some cruise lines also have dedicated channels screening on the in-room TV, with programs suitable for children.Planning and booking is easyChoose your ship and cabin or cabins and you’re done. No need to search through hotel booking sites for the best deal or work out how to get from place to place. Choose the right cruise line and you don’t have to worry about food for the fussy eater in your group, or whether there’ll be enough to keep everyone entertained. Cruise lines are expert at bookings group travel, and if you book enough cabins, you’ll get extra perks, or even a cheaper cabin price.Discover the worldIf you want to experience some of the more exotic parts of the world but concerned about language or food or just getting around, a cruise makes perfect sense. For travellers not so comfortable in a new environment, including small children and older travellers, cruising gives them a familiar base, and familiar food to come back to from your shore excursions. That’s a real confidence booster when you’re far from home.last_img read more

An early signing period is probably coming What are the potential

first_imgThe NCAA Division I Council voted on Friday to allow an early signing period, beginning with this year’s recruiting class. This isn’t the final hurdle this long-awaited piece of legislation has to clear — that will come in June, when the Conference Commissioners Association gathers — but it’s a major one. To gather a group of ADs, commissioners and other associated bureaucrats in a room, with input from coaches, and agree that, yes, a signing period needs to happen is a significant moment.Incorrect information is being reported about football early signing. This would have to be adopted by the CCA and that hasn’t occurred.— Letter of Intent (@NLIinsider) April 14, 2017 It’s a significant moment that will have major ramifications for everyone attached to the FBS recruiting process. Unfortunately, the details we know at this point pale in comparison to what we do know. (For instance: will it mirror the dates of the current mid-year junior college transfer period?) It’s also impossible to know how exactly an early signing period will work out until it actually happens.But with a December signing period (likely) coming, it’s fair to speculate on the ramifications of how this change will affect each level of the college football food chain.What could this mean for ADs?There’s no hard-and-fast data for how many recruits are committed their schools by the beginning of December — and, equally important, how many stick until February — but Northwestern AD Jim Phillips estimated 70 percent of seniors were committed by October 1. If that number holds true moving forward, the December signing period will replace February as the major signing event on the calendar. Which means, as coaches and recruits move their decision-making process forward, ADs may have to do the same.We’re already seeing more ADs fire coaches in October and even September, bailing on coaches after poor starts in an effort to jump to the front of the line when coaches become available in late November and early December. With the deadline of having a recruiting class together — or, at least most of a recruiting class together — moving up from February to December, ADs could respond with a quicker trigger finger on struggling coaches.What could this mean for coaches?Here’s the biggest question I have from this entire process: how will this affect the hiring process for head coaches? Will, say, James Franklin still leave Vanderbilt for Penn State in mid-January (he took the Penn State job on Jan. 11, 2014) if he signed 15 recruits to officially become Commodores in December? Or, if December becomes the new February, will the lion’s share of the firing-hiring process be wrapped up by December?One possible ripple effect: if the public consensus is that coaches who sign players in December are expected to stick around through February and the following year — as they are now after the February signing period — Power 5 schools may become more likely to hire Power 5 coordinators instead of Group of 5 head coaches for jobs that have yet to be filled by mid-December.What could this mean for recruits?A crucial detail in conjunction with the (likely) early signing period is the NCAA’s approval of recruits taking official visits beginning April 1 of their junior year. It’s likely, if not certain, the entire recruiting process will move up, but it won’t be the only time recruits are permitted to sign. The first Wednesday in February isn’t going away.That means we could see versions of this conversation happening across the country in just a few months.Coach: All right, Jimmy. You’ve been committed to us for six months now and I’m excited to make it official here in December.Recruit: Well, Coach, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. A couple other schools really want me to visit in January and I was thinking of waiting until February to sign.Coach: If that’s the case, we may have to find a new running back to sign.Or the reverse could happen.Recruit: Coach, I’ve been committed to you for six months now and I’m so excited to finally sign here in December. It’ll be so nice to have all these other coaches off my back soon.Coach: Well, Jimmy, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. We’ve been talking to another running back and I was thinking we’d delay signing you until February.Recruit: If that’s the case, I may have to take some visits in January.The December signing period could be especially difficult for those at the top and the bottom of the academic totem pole. Some recruits needing to show coaches a GPA bump in the fall semester could see their spots taken by less talented players with sure-thing grades. On the other end, schools like Stanford and Northwestern that need to see as many good grades and test scores as possible could see recruits picked off by other schools with less rigorous admission standards.Again, it’s impossible to know how coaches, recruits and ADs will view the December period versus the February Signing Day until it actually happens. But it’ll be fascinating to see how it (probably) unfolds. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

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