Girl from Terrace BC dies after hair catches fire at backyard firepit

first_imgTERRACE, B.C. – A 13-year-old girl has died after catching fire at a backyard firepit in British Columbia, leaving her family searching for answers about what exactly happened.Lynn Peerless says she looked out her backyard window in Terrace last week when she heard her daughter Grace screaming and saw her hair on fire.“I yelled at her to stop, drop and roll and I yelled at my son who was also home at the time to grab the garden hose, because I saw her on fire,” Peerless said in an interview Thursday.“I’ll never forget looking out my window and seeing my daughter with her hair on fire.”Peerless said the family was burning some branches from a fallen tree in the firepit, which she described as an old washing machine mounted on a pole 45 to 60 centimetres off the ground, making it “impossible” to fall into.Grace was alone, she said, so no one saw the fire spread, but Peerless believes an ember may have landed on her daughter’s hair or clothing. Hairspray may have acted as an accelerant.Doctors told her that Grace had a 95 per cent chance of surviving before she was taken to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver for treatment, she said.After spending time with Grace in the hospital, Peerless went to the Easter Seals House to get some sleep for the first time in almost three days. That’s when she was told Grace had experienced medical complications.The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating the exact cause of death, but Peerless said she was told Grace had mostly second-degree burns to between 25 and 30 per cent of her body. She was scheduled for surgery before she went into cardiac arrest.The coroners service investigates all sudden and unexpected deaths and is also responsible for investigating all child deaths in B.C.The service said it cannot release or confirm an identity due to privacy legislation, but it is in the early stages of an investigation involving a teenage girl from Terrace who died in hospital in Vancouver on Saturday after she was injured in Terrace on May 24.Peerless described Grace as a girl who loved fashion, loved singing and had a “bounce in her step.” She was the kind of kid who got along with pretty well everyone, floating between social circles, her mother said.Grace grew up with fire and understood fire safety well, said Peerless.“Fire is part of our culture in northern B.C., so children in this area are raised from the time they’re infants (to) know fire safety,” she said.” This wasn’t some city kid who has never seen a fire in her life, who was around the fire by herself.“It feels like we’re in a bad dream.”— By Amy Smart in Vancouverlast_img read more

Journey Down the Rabbit Hole – Meet Lindsey Middleton

first_imgAdvertisement 1. What drew you to this story? How it can make you laugh and cry in the same sentence, I believe that is the best story telling.2. Tell me a little bit about your character. Wild Child Izzy. A bit of a “fuck up” (in her own words) and an unpredictable, wild child that I am so excited to play!3. How are you similar/ different to your character? I enjoy a party as much as the next person (maybe a little bit more than the next person), but Izzy and I definitely differ in her lack of direction. I’ve also been very … Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Lindsey Middleton is best known for playing Vanessa on the internationally award winning, Toronto based web series, Out With Dad. Lindsey also co-produced her own spin off series called Vanessa’s Story and recently won the 2015 IAWTV Award for Best Female Performance in a Drama for her role.Lindsey is also a very active member in the Toronto theatre community. A graduate of U of T Mississauga and Sheridan College’s Theatre and Drama Studies Program, a co-funder of Well Fought Theatre Company and Theatre By Committee. Lindsey recently starred in Theatre By Committee’s remount of FAITH and be sure to look for her in the new IPF winning web series Squadron 86.Lindsey has also co-created a brand new documentary web series HappyHer focused on sharing women’s stories about happiness from all over the world. To watch some exciting news about their upcoming adventure click HERE. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Wild and woolly UN International Year celebrating natural fibres kicks off

Havez Ghanem, FAO Assistant Director-General for Social and Economic Development, noted that the production of animal and vegetable fibres generates $40 billion annually for farmers and account for up to half of a developing country’s exports.“Farmers and processors in these countries depend on proceeds from the sales and exports of these natural fibres for their income and food security,” he said at the ceremony in Rome launching the Year.Some 30 million tons of natural fibres are farmed around the world every year, with cotton being the biggest crop.The Year, dubbed “Wild and Woolly 2009” and which comes on the heels of similar year-long celebrations of the potato in 2008, rice in 2004 and mountains in 2002, will be celebrated through conferences, exhibits and fashion shows worldwide. 22 January 2009The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of familiar natural resources such as cotton, flax, wool, alpaca and even cashmere, which are often taken for granted in the face of rising competition from synthetic materials. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,589.09 up 45.19 points):Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 2.75 per cent, at $4.24 on 19.6 million shares. The Calgary-based company reported a first-quarter loss of $1.3 million or two cents per diluted share compared to a profit of $2.6 million or four cents per diluted share in 2012. Total revenue increased to $53.6 million from $51.1 million. The June crude oil contract declined 35 cents to US$96.04 a barrel.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 24 cents, or 5.37 per cent, at $4.71 on 14 million shares. The plane and train maker’s stocks hit a new 52-week high.Malaga Inc. (TSX:MLG). Miner. Down half a cent, or 50 per cent, on 13 million shares. June gold bullion fell $32 to US$1,436.60 an ounce and July copper was up a penny at US$3.35 a pound.San Gold Corp. (TSX:SGR). Miner. Down two cents, or 11.11 per cent, at 16 cents on 6.2 million shares.RMP Energy Inc. (TSX:RMP). Oil and gas. Up 46 cents, or 11.62 per cent, at $4.42 on 5.8 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down nine cents, or 1.60 per cent, at $5.54 on 5.6 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (966.73 down three points):QHR Technologies Inc. (TSXV:QHR). Technology. Up six cents, or 11.54 per cent, at 58 cents on 5.9 million shares.SGX Resources Inc. (TSXV:SXR). Miner. Up half-a-cent, or 6.67 per cent, at eight cents on 5.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Media and telecommunications. Up 18 cents, or 0.38 per cent, at $47.83 on 734,973 shares. Bell says it would walk away from buying Astral Media (down 24 cents, or 0.49 per cent, at $48.40 on 1.3 million shares) if it’s asked to sell any more of Astral’s (TSX:ACM.A) assets in order to win regulatory approval for the $3.4-billion merger. Chief executive George Cope says there wouldn’t be any “strategic rationale” to buy Astral if it had to sell more of its assets to obtain the OK from the CRTC, which has already turned down the deal once.Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Up $2.25, or 3.56 per cent, at $65.46 on 1.4 million shares. The Ontario-based manufacturer of automobile parts and components reported an increase in first-quarter net earnings and revenue. Net profits attributable to shareholders rose to $369 million or $1.57 per diluted share, up from $343 million or $1.46 per share. Revenue improved to $8.36 billion from $7.67 billion.TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X). Down $1.64, or 3.10 per cent, at $51.30 on 43,437 shares. It reported a first-quarter net profit attributable to shareholders of $37.8 million, which amounted to 70 cents per share as the operator of Canada’s major stock exchanges brought in revenues of $172.2 million in the three months ended March 31. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2013 5:17 pm MDT read more

Ohio State football looking for confidence from young linebackers

Sophomore linebacker Darron Lee (43) chases freshman H-back Curtis Samuel (4) during the 2014 Spring Game April 12 at Ohio Stadium. Gray beat Scarlet, 17-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorIt was the final night in Ohio Stadium for the Ohio State football team’s senior class. Players like Jack Mewhort, Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde and Corey “Philly” Brown were set to step on the field as players for the last time in the ‘Shoe.One player who, at the time of the game, was thought to be coming back and continuing his Buckeye career was junior linebacker Ryan Shazier. But Nov. 23 against Indiana, Shazier had his most memorable — and final — performance at home.In the 42-14 win, Shazier tallied 20 tackles, the first time a Buckeye did it since A.J. Hawk in 2004. Less than two months later, he declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.Now the Buckeyes have a hole to fill on defense, but coach Urban Meyer watched the future OSU linebackers Saturday at the 2014 Spring Game, saying he liked what he saw from early enrollee and freshman Raekwon McMillan and others.“He’s officially in the rotation,” Meyer said of McMillan after the game. “He’s gonna play … I’d put him the same category as the other guys, (redshirt-freshman Chris) Worley and (sophomore) Darron Lee — those guys all earned that they’re playing … (senior) Curtis Grant. Curtis had his best spring, so he’s earned that right.”Grant said March 6 that after watching McMillan play in spring practice, he recognizes the ability the freshman can bring.“Raekwon looks real good, he is real talented,” Grant said. “He comes in with a lot of things a lot of freshmen don’t come in with.”Although McMillan comes into OSU as a heralded five-star recruit, he wasn’t the only standout linebacker in spring practice.Lee, who hasn’t played during his Buckeye career so far, took many of the first team reps during practice.Meyer said Lee isn’t clear as the starter — as Worley is neck-and-neck with him for the position — but also that he has improved greatly since he came to Columbus.“Darron Lee and Chris Worley are two talented guys that are developed guys and … we almost sent Darron back to New Albany, on a one way bus ticket,” Meyer said. “He just didn’t show up with the right demeanor and … then about halfway throughout the season, you saw this really natural athlete and great kid start to develop. And here he is, and he’ll most likely start for Ohio State.”Meyer added that there is only one starting spot that has been decided on so far of the three at linebacker, and that everything else is still up in the air.“Yeah, (junior) Josh Perry’s pretty well done. He’s the Will (weak side) linebacker at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “Darron Lee, and the other four spots are not. The other two spots are occupied by four people. We have two Sam (strong side), Darron Lee and Worley. Mike (middle) linebacker is Curtis Grant and Raekwon.”Perry and Grant are the two regular starters returning from last season, and combined for 116 tackles and 3.0 sacks in 2013.Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said March 6 after practice that although some of the weight will be on the shoulders of the more experienced players, it’s more about creating a cohesive unit.“It’s a confidence issue, whether you’re a younger guy or an older guy,” Fickell said. “We’ve got to make sure that all of these guys play together, and I think that’s the one thing that started to happen at the end when things started to get tough, and we weren’t playing well … We’re going to rely on those older guys — they’ve been through a lot of ups and downs. They’ve been through a 24-game win streak and a two-game losing streak. They’ve got to feed off those experiences they’ve had.”Meyer said before practice started, he had placed an emphasis on recruiting linebackers, because of the inexperience of the unit.“He’s concerned, but we’re going to take that as a challenge and stick together, and work together,” Grant said. “Just get in here and work on the stuff that we need to work on to get better.”Whoever it is that is on the field when OSU kicks off its 2014 regular season Aug. 30 against Navy, they’re going to have their hands full.OSU had the ninth ranked run defense in 2013, only allowing an average 109.4 yards per game, but is set to go up against the second-ranked Navy run offense, which ran for an average 325.4 yards per game.The game is scheduled for noon at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

Mineral Resources to acquire Atlas Iron and increase its presence in the

first_img– No Atlas “Material Adverse Change” (as defined in the Scheme Implementation Deed);– No breach by Atlas or MRL of their respective covenants or warranties contained in the SchemeImplementation Deed;– The Independent Expert opining that the Scheme is in the best interests of Atlas Shareholders. Mineral Resources Ltd has entered into a binding Scheme Implementation Deed with Atlas Iron Ltd in relation to a combination of the two companies. Under the terms of the agreement, MRL has agreed to acquire all of the shares of Atlas via a Scheme of Arrangement. Atlas shareholders will receive 1 new MRL share for every 571 Atlas shares held on the record date. Based on the closing prices of MRL and Atlas shares on 4 April 2018, this equates to a 59% premium.The Directors of Atlas have unanimously recommended that Atlas shareholders vote in favour of the Scheme and intend to vote the Atlas shares that they control in favour of the Scheme in the absence of a superior proposal and subject to an independent expert concluding (and continuing to conclude) that the Scheme is in the best interests of Atlas shareholders.Commenting on the acquisition, Chris Ellison, Managing Director of MRL said: “The acquisition of Atlas, including its portfolio of iron ore assets and its export capacity allocation at Utah Point, is on-strategy for MRL. The culture that has been developed within Atlas is an exceptionally good fit with that which has been fostered in MRL. The majority of the Atlas senior leadership team have been running the business for many years and their skillset, experience and intimate knowledge of the Atlas business will be an extremely valuable asset within the consolidated Atlas-MRL business. I look forward to them integrating into the MRL team over the coming months. MRL has the balance sheet capacity required to support the rapid development of the Atlas assets. The amalgamation of MRL’s existing Pilbara iron ore assets with those of Atlas will enable us to exploit greater synergies and economies of scale which will drive down costs to ensure the consolidated iron ore business is sustainable in the new environment of lower global prices for low grade iron ore.”He added: “Creating a sustainable iron ore operation enables us to protect Western Australian jobs and ensures that our consolidated iron ore operation in the Pilbara continues to deliver a range of social and economic benefits to Western Australia. The increase of our iron ore production in the region is also a key part of our strategy to ensure our 50 Mt/y Pilbara Infrastructure initiatives are fully utilised and in turn forming a key pillar of the MRL business over the next 20 to 30 years. I also look forward to welcoming the existing Atlas shareholders to the MRL register. Byaccepting MRL shares under the Scheme, they will retain their interest in the Atlas business as it grows under the MRL banner and also gain exposure, and the associated financial benefits, to the diversity of the MRL mining services, mining infrastructure and non-iron ore commodity business which continues to go from strength to strength.”The Scheme is subject to certain terms and conditions, which are contained in the Scheme Implementation Deed(included in Atlas’s release today) and include:– Atlas Shareholder approval and Court approval of the Scheme;– All necessary ASIC and ASX consents, waivers, exemptions, reliefs, confirmations or approvals as are necessaryto complete the Scheme being obtained;– No regulatory restraints to implementation of the Scheme;– Exercise, acquisition or cancellation of all Atlas options;– No Atlas “Prescribed Occurrences” (as defined in the Scheme Implementation Deed); Separate from the Scheme, Atlas and MRL have also identified a range of opportunities on which they can co-operateso as to enhance the resilience of their respective operations in the Pilbara. To pursue these opportunities, the companies have entered into an Alliance Agreement which will govern the manner in which the various opportunities will be jointly pursued. MRL will provide working capital for the alliance. The Alliance Agreement and SID are not inter-conditional.last_img read more

Profits of €194 million at ESB during 2012

first_imgTHE ANNUAL REPORT for ESB has been published, showing a profit after tax of €194 million for 2012.The surge in profits was the result of the group’s “overall improvement” in performance, said chairman Lochlann Quinn.The board of the State-owned energy group is recommending a dividend of €78 million be paid to the Exchequer.Operating profit came in at €415 million, down from last year’s €469 million.The financial statement includes an exceptional item of €161 million to provide for the costs associated with staff exits in the year. Since 2010, nearly 1,000 employees have left the company.Despite the optimistic profit and dividend reports, ESB continues to focus on cost reduction. Recurring annual savings of more than €200 million have already been achieved, about 70 per cent of the €280 million target set for 2015.ESB’s energy retail business, now trading as Electric Ireland, returned to profitability last year. Customer numbers have increased by 80,000 but financial hardship is still creating difficulties for many.CEO Pat O’Doherty said the firm continues to work “sensitively” with them and noted there was a 33 per cent decline in disconnections in the 12 months.The Annual Report shows a €765 million investment in infrastructure projects, with €466 million spent on upgrading the electricity transmission and distribution network to accommodate increases in wind generation.During the year, €1.1 billion was raised through the issue of bonds to mostly European investors. Another €600 million raised will be used to finance projects, including the construction of Carrington power station in the UK.Download the Annual Report 2012 here>Read: ESB to sell 50% stake in UK and Spanish power stationslast_img read more

B2B Media Company Industry Dive Acquires Social Media Today

first_img Industry Dive extensively covers the marketing profession via Marketing Dive, and its team will be heavily involved in the effort to integrate SMT help it become a destination for marketing professionals eager to learn about social media. Industry Dive, a mobile-first media company focused on 11 B2B markets, announced today it has acquired Social Media Today, a site dedicated to people in a host of marketing-related professions for whom social media is a mission-critical competency. “We have long been fans of SMT and have worked with their team previously,” Industry Dive CEO Sean Griffey tells Folio: “It has a large community and website with a loyal following and a nice events business. Industry Dive has complementary products and has covered parts of social media for years and is now excited to bring them in.” “But even without Marketing Dive involved, SMT is strong and vibrant on its own,” Griffey tells Folio:. “It will be run that way, but there are synergies between the two properties. The impact on Marketing Dive, though, is secondary, because SMT is a tremendous brand that is attracting more than 600,000 visitors, including leaders from top brands, talking about social media and social media initiatives.” Griffey says SMT has a “strong mix of original and contributed content from the community and over 2,000 active contributors, and does agreat job of sharing practices, tips and tricks on how to leverage social media for marketers.”Sean Griffey The Industry Dive team will share ideas with SMT on how to improve what it does in the pursuit of bringing relevant social media insights to marketing professionals.center_img Terms were not disclosed. SMT will continue to operate as a separate entity and will retain its name. In a press release announcing the deal, SMT marketing director Caitlin McCulloch, said an alliance with Industry Dive made sense. “SMT has been at the forefront of how digital technology is transforming businesses, so it made sense to align with Industry Dive, whose mission is to serve business leaders with content that is intuitive and insightful,” she said. Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in 2012. SMT was founded in 2007 and is based in New York.last_img read more

Youngsters still want to buy their cars at dealerships

first_img Argo AI’s third-generation self-driving car doesn’t look too different Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Car Industry 9:46 2019 Ford F-150 review: Popular pickup keeps on truckin’ More From Roadshow Tags 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly Comments When you should buy a new car instead of repairing yours Younger car buyers aren’t afraid to shop multiple dealers or brands. Maskot/Getty Images Of the numerous things the internet changed in modern society, shopping is perhaps a key area. But despite being able to purchase dog bones with one click and have them shipped in fewer than two days, actually buying a car online isn’t exactly the norm even today.Even young car buyers show a preference for brick-and-mortar stores, according to a new study from Urban Science, which Automotive News reported on Monday. Although Generation Z and Millennials are tech-savvy humans, they’re also the generations most likely to visit multiple dealerships in person.The study surveyed 2,000 car shoppers and 200 dealerships and found Generation Z and young Millennials go to 3.8 dealers on average when looking for a car. Millennials on the older side still visit an average of 2.6 dealers, while Generation X goes to 2.4. Baby Boomers patronized the fewest number of dealers, with an average of 2.1 visits. Not only does it show young car buyers want to make such a big purchase in person, but they also may not be incredibly brand loyal or devout to one local dealership.Randy Berlin, global director of dealer services at Urban Science, told Automotive News that younger buyers are shopping multiple brands and dealers to make an informed decision. Although a lot of the most important information is readily available online, Berlin called the process for young car shoppers a very “active” one: “It’s their first major purchase,” Berlin told AN. “They’re not loyal to any brand yet.”The value of the dealer also showed its face when the study asked its sample if they would buy a car without any dealer involvement. A whopping 85% said they wouldn’t buy a car without seeing it in-person first. Nearly as large a share, 83%, said they’d need to drive the car first, and finally, 89% said the dealer test drive is “most influential” resource. Online reviews came in a close second.If today’s young people still want to partake in the dealership experience, then it certainly seems like the dealership model isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride: Harley’s electric future is bright 4 20 Photoslast_img read more

Are Texas Lawmakers Going to Ditch StraightTicket Voting Probably Not

first_img Share MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUTTexas is one of 10 states that allow a voter to choose a single political party’s entire slate of candidates in one vote.Last week some prominent Republicans said Texas should get rid of straight-ticket voting. Texas is one of only 10 states in the U.S. that allow a person to vote once for one political party straight down the ballot. Even though some members of the GOP don’t like the practice, it’s unlikely the party will get rid of it, however.Republican Nathan Hecht, the chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, told members of the Texas Legislature last week that judicial elections were becoming too political.“When partisan politics is the driving force and the political climate is as sharp as ours has become, judicial elections make judges more political,” he said, “and the judicial independence is the casualty.”In Texas, state Supreme Court justices, and in fact all judges, are elected in partisan elections, which is pretty rare compared to the rest of the country. Combine that with the fact that Texas has straight-ticket voting, and Hecht says we’ve got a problem.He told lawmakers there’s no perfect solution, but “removing judges from straight-ticket voting would help some. Merit selection followed by nonpartisan retention elections would help more.”Shortly after Hecht’s speech, House Speaker Joe Straus, who is also a Republican, said “we shouldn’t stop there.”“Texas should join 40 other states and end straight-ticket voting in all elections,” he said in a statement.A lot of people in Texas think this is a great idea — for example, those running as third-party candidates.Kevin Ludlow has run as a Libertarian for a seat in the Texas House a couple times now. Each time, he says, he brings up straight-ticket voting.“That’s something that I have campaigned against rigorously,” he says. “It’s something that I campaign against tirelessly. It’s one of the biggest issues that I talk about.”Ludlow says it’s one of his biggest hurdles in getting votes, too. During general elections, including this last one, he says, more than half of the ballots cast are straight ticket.Ludlow says elections are increasingly being decided by what’s happening at the top of the ticket.“We, as a society, and the media is top culprit of this, [have] a focus on — in this particular case – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton,” he says. “And nobody really pays note to what’s going on at the bottom.”According to a recent study from the Austin Community College Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, straight-ticket voting is now “the dominant factor in determining the outcome of general elections in Texas.”Authors of the study also say that since 2008 its dominance has only grown.But straight-ticket voting has helped both parties at this point, which doesn’t bode well for any efforts to eliminate it.Republicans have held onto control of state offices partly thanks to straight tickets, and Democrats have kept power in urban counties because of it.That’s why researchers conclude the practice likely isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. last_img read more

VR Veterans Launch Startup for Intelligent AR Avatars

first_imgTwo veterans of immersive storytelling have banded together for a new Los Angeles-based augmented reality (AR) startup: Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and producer Armando Kirwin unveiled their new startup Artie Thursday, laying out a vision to bring intelligent avatars everywhere.“VR and AR are the first media where you can be part of the story,” said Horrigan during a recent interview with Variety. “But you can’t talk to characters. You can’t have human interactions with characters. We felt this was a big problem.”Artie aims to solve that problem with a suite of tools that it calls its “Wonderfriend Engine,” which aim to help creators to build interactive avatars for mobile AR experiences. The software integrates with existing real-time rendering engines like Unity and Unreal, and makes use of object recognition, natural language processing and even sentiment analysis for more life-like interactions. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img “As a creative, having a tool where the story could change based on my audience being happy or sad in real-time is fascinating,” said Kirwin. Currently, Artie’s software is capable of detecting seven prime emotions based on facial expressions. In the coming months, this is supposed to expand to 30 emotions. In addition to detecting emotions, Artie’s engine can also recognize around 80 objects, including coffee mugs, chairs and refrigerators.The duo decided to focus on AR as opposed to VR to achieve maximum distribution for its avatars, but Horrigan and Kirwin quickly realized that a large footprint of phones capable of running AR doesn’t guarantee that anyone will install or even use them.“Right now, AR experiences are stuck in the App Store,” said Horrigan. “The distribution angle needs to change to really see meaningful discovery and shareability and thus virality.” That’s why Artie is looking to empower creators to build AR avatars for the web, which can be easily shared with a link and on social media.Artie is targeting both Hollywood and social media influencers, with Kirwin arguing that studios could create avatars of their stars to promote new movies, complete with a call to action. “For example, a Wolverine avatar that’s marketing a Marvel ‘X-Men’ movie could actually sell you a movie ticket at the end,” he said.Artie has been backed by Jeff Katzenberg’s WndrCo., Founders Fund, the Venture Reality Fund, M Ventures, DCG’s Metaverse Ventures, and angel investors including Cyan Banister, YouTube founder Chad Hurley and Ubiquity6 Co-founder and CEO Anjney Midha. The company had already begun to onboard strategic developers ahead of an official launch of the platform in the first quarter of next year.last_img read more

Fort File Encryption protect individual files

first_imgFort File Encryption: protect individual files by Martin Brinkmann on April 19, 2016 in Software – 17 commentsFort File Encryption is an open source security program for Windows that allows anyone to protect individual files on Windows PCs.You have three main options when it comes to encrypting data on your computer. You can encrypt the hard drive, create an encrypted container that you can put files into, or encrypt individual files.What you select depends largely on what your goals are. If you just want to protect an important document, then you may not want to spend the time to encrypt the hard drive.Fort File Encryption is a free program for Windows that offers that option to you.Fort File EncryptionYou can download the program from the developer website and need to install it on the Windows machine afterwards.Please note that it requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 to work, and that it is compatible with all supported versions of the Windows operating system.The program adds an entry to the Windows Explorer menu that you use to encrypt and decrypt files on the system.The process itself has been streamlined for ease of use. Right-click on a file or files, and select Fort > Encrypt from the context menu to start the encryption process.You are asked to type a passphrase that is used to encrypt the file. Fort File Encryption grades the strength of the password you type.You may click on the plus icon next to the passphrase field to have a random password generated for you by the program. A click on the “eye-icon” next to it reveals the password so that you can copy and paste it, or memorize it.A click on encrypt creates encrypted versions of the selected files in the same directory. You will notice that a backup copy of the original file is placed in the directory as well.If you don’t require that, you may disable that in the program settings.There you find other interesting options. First, you may disallow insecure passphrases from being selected in the encryption process.Fort File Encryption won’t accept passwords that it grades as weak if you disallow insecure passphrases in the program settings.A click on interface displays an option to add verification to the password selection process. Instead of having to type the password once only, you now have to type it twice after enabling the option which helps you make sure the password that you have typed is correct.The program uses AES 256-bit for encryption and is not limited in regards to file size.Closing WordsFort File Encryption has been designed to protect individual files to avoid unauthorized access. You can use it to protect files on the local system, or files that you store in the cloud or send to others via email or messaging applications.The program is only available for Windows though which limits its use if you use devices that run other operating systems like Android or Linux as you won’t be able to decrypt the data on these devices.Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 6 votes Software Name Fort File EncryptionOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Update Sad passing of police officer

first_imgOur deepest condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img The death of 67-year-old Lieutenant Colonel DM Ntshali has sent shock waves through Ladysmith.Colonel Ntshali passed away on Sunday night (October 2) in hospital.He was admitted to Newcastle Private Hospital after falling ill and died while in ICU.Col Ntshali lived in Newcastle but worked in Ladysmith.He was an officer for 32 years and worked in the Ladysmith Community Service Centre (CSC). Lt Col Ntshali was well-known in the community of Ladysmith and surrounding areas.Ladysmith SAPS acting station commander Colonel Mngadi says: “Lt Col Ntshali was the type of person who took his work seriously and he always tried to make his little corner of the world a little brighter and better for others. His corner may seem dimmer now without his presence, but memories of what he stood for will shine on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.”The funeral will take place on Saturday in Newcastle (Osizwini area).last_img read more

Mortgage Network Appoints New President

first_img Share Company News Mortgage Network 2016-12-19 Staff Writer Mortgage Network Appoints New President Mortgage Network, Inc., an independent mortgage company headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, announced the appointment of its new president, James Comosa. Founded in 1988, Mortgage Network houses more than 400 employees in 40 branch offices and is licensed to do business in 26 states.Comosa was previously the Director of Strategic Business Development with Mortgage Network. With more than 28 years of experience, Comosa has served in executive positions with MetLife Home Loans, Countrywide Home Loans, and North American Mortgage Company.Comosa said he looks forward to the future in his new position and with the company. “I’ve enjoyed working with Bob (McInnes, Owner, Co-Founder and former President of Mortgage Network, will be taking the position of Chairman and CEO) and look forward to continuing the work along with our management team, building upon Bob’s focus and commitment to our customers and the culture he’s established here at Mortgage Network of continuous improvement on behalf of our customers, employees and business partners,” he said.McInnes expressed his approval of Comosa’s appointment with the following statement:  “I’m very excited for the future of Mortgage Network. Jim brings a keen strategic insight to every aspect of the business and I look forward to continuing our work on this next chapter in Mortgage Network’s history book.”center_img December 19, 2016 537 Views in Headlines, Newslast_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In the fourth quarter of Miami’s eventual 26-23 win over the Cardinals, Tannehill got a pass away just before Campbell landed on his leg. At the time it was feared the QB had torn his ACL, but further tests revealed Monday that he suffered an MCL/ACL sprain, and not a tear.It looks like Tannehill will not need surgery, which was great news to Campbell.“You never want to see a guy go down, especially a serious injury like that — ACLs, they take a long time to recover and heal,” he said Monday. “So I’ve got a lot of respect for him as a player; you watch tape, you see he works real hard and loves the game.“I’m glad it wasn’t as bad and hopefully he has a good recovery. I’m praying for him.”On the play where he hit Tannehill, Campbell said he was just playing football. He tried to beat the offensive lineman, and the next thing he knew he was hitting the quarterback as he was throwing the ball.Campbell’s coach agreed with his player.“It was just a football play,” Bruce Arians said. “I hope Ryan gets better fast. I have heard it did not tear, hopefully. That’s great news because he’s a heck of a young player. Calais was hustling and got blocked into him.” “I know how hard people work to play this game, so I never want to take that away from them, to play this game.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 31 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arians, who two seasons ago said a chop block by then-Broncos tight end Julius Thomas that injured Campbell was the “dirtiest play I’ve seen,” said Monday he does not believe Campbell deserves a fine because there was no flag on the play. Also, as the coach noted, Campbell was pushed into the quarterback, which is a take FOX Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira agreed with and Campbell himself said is shown on the tape.If Campbell was indeed blocked into Tannehill, then no flag should have been thrown and the play, while unfortunate in its result, would be chalked up to some bad luck.“Football, you know, injuries happen way too often,” Campbell said. “You try to eliminate them, take them from the game. It’s (hurting someone) never on purpose. You’re just playing as hard as you can, and bad things happen sometimes. But I’m glad it wasn’t as bad as it originally seemed. I’m definitely hoping he comes back this year.“They’re a good team, and I know they’ve got a lot riding on it. So, I’m praying for him.”After the game, before Tannehill’s status was officially known and the game’s emotions were still fresh, some Dolphins players came out and said they felt like Campbell’s hit was wrong. TEMPE, Ariz. — For the second time this season, a low hit by Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell on a quarterback has come under fire.The first time, just more than a month ago in Carolina, resulted in no penalty flag being thrown but Campbell later being fined by the NFL after he hit Panthers QB Cam Newton.Besides being upset about the lack of a flag, Newton was otherwise fine.Ryan Tannehill cannot say the same.center_img “I was the one blocking him. It looked like it was illegal to me,” Dolphins tackle Branden Albert told the Miami Herald.However, the Dolphins’ head coach, Adam Gase, said Sunday it appeared to him that Campbell was simply making a football play, and on Monday his stance had not changed.“He’s never been a guy that I would say is a dirty player,” Gase said. “I’d be shocked to say that he did that intentionally.”Gase went on to explain how his team’s protection scheme combined with Campbell’s path to the quarterback led to what happened.“I think it was just kind of one of those football things,” he said. “I don’t think he meant anything intentional by it.”Gase went on to say he wasn’t even sure Campbell could have stopped from hitting Tannehill even if he wanted to, which seems to at least in part absolve the two-time Pro Bowler from much blame.But even if it was not intentional, Campbell, who does not see himself as a dirty player, still felt bad.“I reached out and I apologized to him,” he said, of a text he sent Monday. “It definitely wasn’t on purpose; I wasn’t trying to hurt the guy — that’s not who I am. I’ve never been that kind of guy, never will be that kind of guy. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) tackles Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17), during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tannehill was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Playing with a full stable of linebackers provided the Arizona Cardinals with a boost against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, none more important than Deone Bucannon.Bucannon, who sat out week two of the preseason with a knee injury, made his presence felt leading the team with eight total tackles including five solo tackles and one sack.His performance earned him a spot on the Pro Football Focus team of the week for week three of the preseason with a grade of 90.9. 4 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Bucannon was impressive against the run, in coverage and even as a blitzer, registering a sack despite being used as a pass-rusher on just three snaps. In coverage, he allowed three receptions, but they totaled just 25 yards as he finished the game with five of his seven tackles resulting in a defensive stop.His stout play against the run helped limit the Cowboys offense to just 52 rushing yards one week after the Cardinals defense let up 183 yards on the ground to the New Orleans Saints.Related LinksPeterson gets pick-six, forced fumble to help Cardinals take halftime leadArizona Cardinals force 8 turnovers in preseason win over CowboysBy the numbers: Arizona Cardinals’ win over the CowboysCornerback Patrick Peterson led all players in the NFL with a grade of 95.8.Peterson returned an interception for a touchdown, forced a fumble and allowed only one reception for one yard on three targets – all in the first half. Arizona Cardinals linebacker Deone Bucannon (20) reacts after dropping Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (7) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img read more

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