Google doodle honours dinosaur bones in Alberta Badlands

first_imgDRUMHELLER –  Today’s Google doodle features a man standing among large dinosaur bones in the Alberta Badlands.It’s in honour of Joseph Burr Tyrrell, who was born 160 years ago in Weston, Ont.Tyrrell, who died in 1957 at the age of 98, was a Canadian geologist, cartographer and mining consultant.He discovered coal deposits and dinosaur bones in southeastern Alberta.The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller is named in his honour.Google says on its site that doodles are changes made to the usual Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists.last_img read more

Neil Young Takes the Stage in Omemee Ontario Tonight for Special Livestream

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2017 – Canadian music legend Neil Young‘s hometown of Omemee, Ont. plays host to his previously announced livestreamed concert tonight. It has been confirmed that all proceeds from tonight’s concert event are going to the Scott Young Public School in Omemee, the school which carries his father’s name.With no public tickets available for tonight’s event, fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET for Young’s intimate acoustic show, streaming live on CTV.ca, CTV GO, and as an iHeartRadio Secret Session on iHeartRadio.ca in Canada, and on Facebook around the world. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Neil Young will perform somewhere in Canada for a concert to be livestreamed at CTV.ca on Dec. 1. (RICH FURY / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO) Twitterlast_img read more

15 Movies Nominated For The Tangier National Film Festival

Rabat – Fifteen movies have been nominated to compete at the 19th edition of the national film festival, which will take place in Tangier between March 9-17.In its most recent press release, the CCM (Moroccan Cinematographic Center) revealed that after considering 23 films, the selection committee, which was composed of academics, journalists, critics, and screen writers, among others, has nominated fifteen movies—13 fictions and 2 documentaries—for the national film festival.The Nominated Movies are: Fictions1)        “Volubilis” by Faouzi Bensaidi2)        “Razzia” by Nabil Ayouch3)        “Burn out” by Nour-Eddine Lakhmari4)       “Apatride” by Narjiss Nejjar5)       “Jahilia” by HiHicham Lasri6)       “Les voix du desert” by Daoud Aoulad Syad7)       “Lahnech” by Driss Mrini8)       “Le papillon” by Hamid Basket9)       “Kilikis, la cite des hiboux” by Az Alarabe Alaoui10)   “Le cris de l’âme” by Abdelilah El Jaouhary11)   “Tarantella” by Rabii El Jawhari12)   “Larmes de sable” by Aziz Salmy13)   “Korssa” by Abdellah Toukouna Documentaries1)      “House in the fields” by Tala Hadid2)      “Silence des cellules” by Mohamed nabil read more

Ackman gains majority on CP Rail board as third director steps down

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway says Tony Ingram has resigned as a director, the third departure from the CP board since the Calgary-based company’s annual meeting in May.As a result of the departures and the recent addition of Hunter Harrison as director and chief executive officer of the company, the nominees put forward by Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square have a majority on the 14-member board of directors.Ingram had been a member of two CP board committees — one that oversees safety, environment and operations and one that oversees management resources and compensation.The company said it didn’t intend to fill the vacancy created by Ingram’s departure. read more

Apple takes on Netflix with a 5amonth streaming service

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service. Uncharacteristically, it’s offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1.Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7.It may be sheer coincidence that the combined cost of both Apple and Disney subscriptions will still be a dollar less than Netflix’s main plan, priced at $13 a month. But the intent to disrupt Netflix’s huge lead in the streaming business couldn’t be clearer.Apple delivered the news Tuesday while also unveiling three new iPhones that won’t look much different than last year’s models other than boasting an additional camera for taking pictures from extra-wide angles.Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press read more

Toronto stock market up 189 points on rising oil positive earnings news

Toronto stock market up 189 points on rising oil, positive earnings news TORONTO – The Toronto stock market charged ahead Wednesday as oil prices stabilized following a recent string of jolts and traders digested positive earnings reports.The S&P/TSX composite index more than reversed Tuesday’s triple-digit slide and surged 157.83 points to 14,548.26.A sharp rise in oil prices helped nudge the Canadian dollar up 0.16 of a cent to 87.8 cents US.U.S. indexes were also positive in the wake of election results that saw the Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives and gain a majority in the Senate.The Dow Jones industrials climbed 100.69 points to 17,484.53 and the S&P 500 index added 11.47 points to 2,023.57, while the Nasdaq declined 2.92 points to 4,620.52.Oil prices jumped $1.49 to US$78.68 a barrel a day after crude in New York tumbled to a three-year low in response to plans by Saudi Arabia to cut oil prices to its U.S. customers.Saudi Arabia made the cut in order to compete with a surge in oil production in the United States.“In their minds, they think why should they cut back production and let the U.S. continue full steam ahead?” said Allan Small, senior adviser at HollisWealth.“So the Saudis are saying (they) can work with a lower price per barrel, and they don’t think that others can, and they’re hoping they can price some people out of the market. Their costs are a lot lower.”Crude prices got extra support after the Energy Information Administration reported U.S. crude supplies rose by a smaller than expected 500,000 barrels last week, far less than the 1.2-million-barrel rise that had been forecast.Prices had jumped almost $2 earlier in the session amid unconfirmed rumours of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia.The price move by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday sparked a sell-off of TSX energy stocks, with the sector dropping more than four per cent. It made good on that loss Wednesday, however, the component had already taken a beating in the October market sell-off and is still down 10 per cent over the past month.The consumer discretionary sector was ahead 2.2 per cent as auto parts maker Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit grew to US$470 million or $2.19 a share. That was up from $319 million or $1.39 per diluted share a year ago. Sales increased to $8.82 billion, up from $8.34 billion a year ago. Magna shares gained $6.37 or 5.75 per cent to $116.97.The base metals sector turned positive, up 0.1 per cent even as the December copper contract shed one cent to US$3.01 a pound.The U.S. dollar strengthened following the election results and the currency weighed on other commodities priced in U.S. dollars, particularly gold, as the December contract in New York fell $22 to US$1,145.70 an ounce. The gold sector was down 4.25 per cent with Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) down 56 cents or 4.3 per cent to $12.50.Elsewhere on the corporate front, pipeline company TransCanada (TSX:TRP) gained three per cent to $56.86 on hopes that a Republican win might mean approval for its Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S.And shares in coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) were ahead 55 cents to C$92.39 as the company earned $98.1 million or 74 cents per share in its latest quarter, down from $113.9 million or 75 cents per share a year ago. Total revenue amounted to $909.2 million, up from $825.4 million. The company is in the midst of being taken over by American fast food giant Burger King. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 5, 2014 6:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

The 9 at 9 Sunday

first_imgEVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #BUS ÉIREANN: Services at the country’s main bus company, Bus Éireann, are being widely affected by strike action being taken by members of the National Bus and Rail Union. All out strike began at midnight following cuts to premium pay and an increase in some working hours in a bid to save €5 million which the transport company says is necessary for it to remain viable. Here’s how services are affected today.2. #DEATH: An-eight-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a SUV in the car park of a rugby club in Wexford. The boy died from injuries sustained in the incident which happened just after 7pm last night.3. #TEA: Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has said that he has resolved many an important economic issue with his colleague Finance Minister Michael Noonan over a cup of tea. Howlin told TheJournal.ie in an interview this week that one minister could not have coped with both his and Noonan’s portfolios which is why the Department of Finance was split into two when the government came into office.4. #CHILD BENEFIT: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has reportedly told Labour party colleagues that the government will make no further cuts to child benefit. Sarah McInerney reports in the Sunday Times that Gilmore’s comments came on foot of his Labour Cabinet colleague Ruairí Quinn’s suggestion that a cut to child benefit could fund a second free pre-school year.5. #DRUMM: The former chief executive of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, David Drumm, is reported to be seeking a settlement with his old employer over outstanding loans and other matters. Ian Kehoe reports in the Sunday Business Post that US-based Drumm has engaged in “tentative” talks with the bank now known as Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.6. #PAKISTAN: Early projections from elections in Pakistan suggest that the country’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is set to return to power with his Muslim League party holding a big lead. His election marks the first ever transition from one civilian government to another in the country’s history and is a remarkable comeback given Sharif was overthrown in a coup 14 years ago.7. #BULGARIA: Polls have opened in Bulgaria where parliamentary elections are taking place amid controversy over 350,000 illegal ballots which were seized yesterday. No outright winner is predicted in the poll which is being overseen by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe whose missions is being led by Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy.8. #BEDROOM TAX: A woman in the UK blamed a controversial government measure, which has been dubbed the ‘bedroom tax’, for her decision to take her own life. Sky News reports that Stephanie Bottrill killed herself and wrote in her final letter that she blamed the government for the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ which has seen many people in social housing who have a spare room losing part of their subsidy.9. #FERGIE: After 27 years, Sir Alex Ferguson will wave goodbye to Old Trafford today as he prepares for his side’s final home game against Swansea where they will lift the Premier League, his 13th in a trophy-laden career. Our colleagues at TheScore.ie will be keeping you up to date on that and the day’s other sporting events.last_img read more

Un amateur filme la Terre à 30000 mètres daltitude découvrez les images

first_imgUn amateur filme la Terre à 30.000 mètres d’altitude, découvrez les imagesÉtats-Unis – Avec une ingéniosité n’ayant rien à envier à celle des ingénieurs de la Nasa, Luke Geissbuhler a envoyé dans l’espace une caméra, qui a pu filmer notre planète à une altitude de 30.000 mètres (100.000 pieds), depuis la stratosphère. Huit mois d’études et de tests divers, visant à s’assurer de la faisabilité et de la réussite du projet, ont été nécessaires à M. Geissbuhler avant de gagner son pari. Caméraman de métier, l’homme voulait filmer la Terre et l’obscurité de l’espace intersidéral depuis la stratosphère. Il a pour ce faire conçu une capsule spatiale contenant une caméra, maintenue au chaud par un chauffe-mains, et un iPhone, placé là pour permettre de localiser par GPS le dispositif, après son retour sur le plancher des vaches. L’ensemble, suspendu à un ballon sonde, a été lancé un jour de météo clémente depuis Newburgh, dans l’État de New York.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAAprès un compte-à-rebours égrainé par le fils de M. Geissbuhler et un autre enfant, le ballon et la capsule sont lâchés en direction du ciel. Ils progressent à une vitesse de 27 km/h et après 24 min, se trouvent à plus de 9.000 mètres d’altitude (30.000 pieds). Quinze minutes plus tard, des vents de 160 km/h (100 mph) et une température de -60°C malmènent le dispositif, le faisant tournoyer sur lui-même. Celui-ci finit cependant par se stabiliser au bout de 70 minutes, à 100.000 pieds d’altitude (30 kilomètres environ). Là, après avoir permis à la caméra d’immortaliser la Terre et le vide intersidéral l’entourant, le ballon atteint son point de rupture et explose, entraînant le retour sur Terre de la capsule à une vitesse de 250 km/h. La chute est freinée par un parachute testé au préalable.Grâce à des vents favorables, M. Geissbuhler et son fils retrouveront leur dispositif accroché dans un arbre, à une quarantaine de kilomètres seulement de son lieu de lancement. Ils évitent ainsi le scénario catastrophe d’un atterrissage aquatique et récupèrent en tout 100 minutes d’images exceptionnelles dont nous vous proposons ici quelques morceaux choisis. Découvrir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/sciences/un-amateur-immortalise-la-terre-depuis-la-stratosphere_art9577.htmlet la vidéo : https://www.maxisciences.com/sciences/une-camera-amateur-filme-la-terre-depuis-l-039-espace_art9578.html Le 6 octobre 2010 à 12:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fukushima un plancher sousmarin contre la pollution radioactive

first_imgFukushima : un plancher sous-marin contre la pollution radioactiveSelon un projet récemment dévoilé, un plancher sous-marin pourrait être installé au large de Fukushima pour contenir la pollution radioactive à la surface et ainsi éviter toute propagation de substances radioactives dans l’océan Pacifique. TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), l’opérateur de la centrale de Fukushima a proposé la création d’un plancher sous-marin pour contenir les particules radioactives qui continuent toujours de se propager dans l’océan Pacifique depuis la catastrophe nucléaire survenue en mars dernier.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, cela fait presque un an que des substances radioactives se déversent de la centrale accidentée. Même si elles sont aujourd’hui très faibles comparées à lors de la catastrophe, elles continuent de susciter l’inquiétude des habitants malgré les efforts des autorités nippones pour rassurer la population. Aujourd’hui, il semblerait donc que le moment soit venu d’agir. “Nous avons relevé d’importantes densités d’éléments radioactifs dans le sol sous la mer en bordure de la centrale. En fixant les particules sur un plancher, nous voulons éviter une extension de la contamination marine”, a reconnu Tepco dans un document expliquant le chantier.Ce plancher sous-marin de 73.000 mètres carrés constitué de ciment et d’argile pourrait être achevé d’ici juin prochain et sera répartie en deux espaces sous-marins : “l’un en face des réacteurs 1 à 4 et l’autre devant les 5 et 6 légèrement à l’écart”. Ce plancher viendra d’ailleurs compléter un dispositif plus global d’atténuation des rejets comprenant un mur marin et un hangar édifié au-dessus des bâtiments des turbines endommagées, révèle Zegreenweb. Les préparatifs des travaux ont débuté ce mercredi après des essais de structure de fixation des éléments radioactifs effectués en laboratoire depuis décembre et une étude en mer conduite par la suite. Le 25 février 2012 à 09:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dril Tweet Bracket is The Internets Criterion Collection

first_img If you haven’t noticed by now, here on Geek.com we’re not just fans of the internet but specifically the weird internet. Why else do we keep writing about vaporwave and Smash Mouth and the various goings on in the Internet Gutter? And if you know anything about the Weird Internet you’re familiar with everyone’s favorite anonymous blurry Jack Nicholson picture “wint,” @dril on Twitter.Since his humble beginnings simply tweeting the word “no” back in September 2008, Dril has amassed over a million followers spreading his divine gospel in the Hell that is Twitter dot com. You could seriously write a Bible reboot that replaces Psalms with profound truths like these.im stupider then dog shit, i dont give a shit, and i dont give a fuck, and i will never shut the fuck up, and i’ll always Respect my enemys.— wint (@dril) September 5, 2017 Stay on target my main issue with “master chief fucks cortana” is if you read the halo novels youd know the space suit automatically jacks master chief off— wint (@dril) May 11, 2017 Internet Gutter: Crisis ActorsInternet Gutter: Mukbang #GroundhogDay is the one day a year where the nation can put asaide the partisan politics and sacrifice a large rodent to God— wint (@dril) February 2, 2018Every Dril tweet is a precious child, but with March Madness upon us, folks are in a competitive mood. So instead of betting on something as boring as college basketball, thanks to Twitter user/Jeopardy champion/philanthropic online hero @VT_Ben you can now vote on a Dril Tweet bracket.i have the day off work for this snowstorm so i made somethingpresenting the DRIL BRACKET pic.twitter.com/lJqzZM79f7— ben (@VT_Ben) March 13, 201864 tweets spread across the Candles, Betsy Ross, Corncob, and Logging Off regions represents a huge swath of what Dril has to offer. Even in the first match-ups there are impossible decisions like “Don’t gotta hand it to ISIL” vs “jail isn’t real” or “Girls proposing/knee in protest” vs “Wario’s woods.” If these summaries don’t jog your memory, the bracket also provides links.Voting happens over the rest of the month on Twitter. My personal final four is Candles, Corncob, Boys are Back in Town, and (((Keebler Elves))). But the real joy in this is just remembering the sheer amount of hilarious, inexplicable, devastatingly accurate #content Dril has gifted us over the years. As ephemeral as the internet is, especially tweets, it’s also great to see this library get preserved just for historical reasons.As we’ve taken this trip down online memory lane, destroying our productivity in the process, we’ve actually gotten upset about the seeding of certain tweets as well as startling omissions like “victory wine” and “digimon otis.” But the Criterion Collection doesn’t have every great film either. Let’s do an Everyone is Dril bracket next.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Washington sues over President Trump’s abortion policy

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday he will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, calling it “a transparent attack on Planned Parenthood” that would severely impair access to many types of medical care, especially for low-income women in rural areas.It’s the first of several legal challenges expected to be announced by Democratic-led states. A national organization representing publicly funded family planning providers said Monday it would file a separate lawsuit over the policy.The new rules announced last Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services would bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. They would also prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers — a rule that Ferguson said would force many to find new locations, undergo expensive remodels or shut down.Clinics that receive money under Title X, the 1970 law designed to improve access to reproductive health care for communities around the nation, provide a wide array of services, including birth control and screening for diabetes, depression and cancer. Beyond interfering in a patient’s relationship with her doctor, Ferguson said, the rules could leave vast areas without such care for low-income residents.“Rural communities currently have a shortage of health care providers,” Ferguson told reporters. “This rule will make the shortage even more acute.”Abortion is a legal medical procedure, but federal laws prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman. Religious conservatives and abortion opponents have long complained that Title X has been used to indirectly subsidize abortion providers.last_img read more

Inzaghi believes Bologna played an impressive game against Milan

first_imgBologna head coach Filippo Inzaghi believes his side played a fantastic game against Milan and adds that they would win Parma.Bologna FC  are almost near the bottom of Serie A this season, yet Inzaghi believes they can overturn their present predicament.“We played a great game against Milan,” Inzaghi said in his pre-match Press conference as quoted in Football Italia“We didn’t do much wrong and we could have won it at the end. I was sure that with the right focus we could play a great game, but we need to follow that up.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Getting a result tomorrow would be important. We’ll see if we change something tomorrow, Parma are doing well.”“I’m happy for [Roberto] D’Aversa who is very well prepared. He has two players who can make the difference in [Roberto] Inglese and Gervinho, but I’m worried about my team and what we can do.”“We’ve shown we can do well, but every game counts. We need points in the table, so I’m not really worried about playing well or badly.”“My mentality is always to want to win against everyone. We’re going to Parma to win. We owe our fans, and I can see a big desire to repay them in the eyes of the players.”last_img read more

Vancouver earns award for financial reporting

first_imgFor the 27th consecutive year, the city of Vancouver has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.The award was presented to the city specifically for its 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, prepared by the Financial and Management Services department.The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, the city said in a news bulletin.The city said its financial report was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, and that the announcement from the finance officers association said Vancouver demonstrates a spirit of “full disclosure,” clearly communicating the city’s financial story, as well as motivating potential users and user groups.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,000 government finance professionals. It has offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.last_img read more

Heavy lifting in full swing on Salmon Creek Interchange Project with video

first_imgWith much of its foundation now in place, the Salmon Creek Interchange Project is looking up — on Tuesday, about 40 feet up.Construction crews are hoisting concrete girders to form the skeleton of a new bridge over the northern convergence of Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. A half-dozen of the massive girders were placed upon support pilings and crossbeams on Tuesday.Evidence of the job’s scale was more than visual. As a pair of cranes slowly lowered one 120-foot-long girder into position, a steady screeching sound carried across the project site.“That’s the brake in the crane,” said Allen Hendy, a project manager with the Washington State Department of Transportation.The work is part of a $133 million effort to remake the busy junction of I-5 and I-205. The final phase now under construction will add a new bridge carrying Northeast 139th Street up and over the two freeways. One main goal of the project is to improve safety and relieve congestion on nearby Northeast 134th Street. Extending 139th Street adds another east-west corridor through the area.On Monday, crews began setting the 34 girders on three sections of the new bridge, a process that’s expected to wrap up next week. The girders are 110 to 150 feet long, and weigh up to 63 tons each, according to WSDOT.But that’s just the first batch — a total of 133 girders will eventually carry the bridge in nine sections over the freeways.For now, the process doesn’t directly affect freeway traffic. Work is happening to the west of I-5, where there’s no existing roadway yet. That provides ideal conditions for crews to bring equipment and materials into and out of the project area, Hendy said.last_img read more

Tech Mahindra Q1 net profit rises 205 revenues up 10

first_imgTech Mahindra posted net profit of Rs. 750.11 crore, up 27.9 percent from the year-ago period, while it fell by 9.5 percent sequentially for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.The IT services company’s consolidated revenues came at Rs. 6,920.93 crore, an increase of 9.9 percent year-on-year (YoY). On a month-on-month basis, revenues rose marginally by 0.5 percent for the quarter under review.”We have had a steady quarter inspite of the seasonal weakness in our mobility business. We look forward to continuing our journey of improving the profitability of our business,” said Vineet Nayar, Chairman, Tech Mahindra, in the company’s statement.In dollar terms, the IT services company posted net profit of $111.5 million on $1,031.5 million revenues. While net profit went up by 14 percent compared to the same quarter last year, it fell by 12.8 percent over the March 2016 quarter.The company declared earnings per equity share at Rs.8.59 for the June 2016 quarter.C.P. Gurnani, CEO cited new digital project wins and addition in large clients as accomplishments of the April-June quarter.”Our business has done well on several parameters like large client growth, digital wins and strong cash flow. Automation and Delivery Excellence are two key focus areas for the year going forward,” said C. P. Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra.Tech Mahindra had 818 active clients at the end of the first quarter, out of which top 10 clients accounted for 40 percent of the total revenues. The company had 317 clients who accounted for more than $1 million in revenues and 120 clients who brought in revenues upwards of $5 million.As many as 1784 employees were added, taking the total headcount to 107,216 employees during the April-June quarter this year. Attrition stood at 21 percent for the June 2016 quarter.Segment-wise, IT recorded a slump in net profit by 9.5 percent, while Business Process Outsourcing profit gained by 3.9 percent sequentially.Share prices of the IT company stood at Rs. 489.70 apiece, up 0.62 percent from its previous close at Rs. 486.70.last_img read more

Calibre 30 ebook manager released

first_imgCalibre 3.0 ebook manager released by Martin Brinkmann on June 16, 2017 in Software – 13 commentsCalibre 3.0 is the latest version of the popular cross-platform ebook management software that lets you download, read and convert ebooks among other things.Calibre 3.0 is a major new release of the program; this means that it ships with a bunch of new features and improvements that all users of previous versions benefit from.The major features, which we will take a closer look later on in this article, are support for high resolution displays, and a complete rewrite of the Content server.The underlying functionality has not changed however, so that you can pick up right where you exited the program the last time.New users may want to check out our review of Calibre 1.0 and Calibre 2.0 by clicking on these links.Calibre 3.0As far as new features are concerned, there are two that stick out. First, users with high resolution displays will benefit from support for these displays in the new Calibre 3.0.Calibre 3.0 adjusts the look and feel automatically for different screen resolutions. You can turn the feature on or off explicitly in the Preferences under Look & Feel > Adjust for high resolution screens. This requires a restart.The second big feature is actually a rewrite of an existing feature. Calibre’s Content Server makes ebooks available in a local area network. This means that you can run the content server on your desktop PC or notebook, and access all the ebooks stored on the server from other devices such as your smartphone or tablet.All you have to do for that is to load the http://localhost:8080 address and be done with it. Note that the content server does not run by default, and that you can start it up with a click on the Connect/Share toolbar icon, and selecting the Start Content Server option of the icon’s context menu.Please note that it is no longer possible to run the server or database executable files together (calibredb.exe, calibre-server.exe or calibre.exe), as they are capable of modifying data.Another new feature that users may like is that Calibre 3.0 supports icon themes. You can load icon themes in the application which the program will make use of. You find the option to do so under Preferences > Look & Feel > Icon theme.Last but not last, Calibre 3.0 supports converting ebook formats directly to Microsoft’s Word docx format.  Docx is one of the many available output formats that Calibre supports.Several issues have been fixed in Calibre 3.0 on top of that:Kobo driver: Fix for detection of some devices, with SD card not working on macOSTag browser: Fix preservation of state when recounting and the visible categories have changed.CHM Input: Handle CHM files that have missing or empty root files.Fix Page flips options box in viewer preferences bot being laid out properlyFix initial down arrow in search box jumping two placesFix editing the authors via the book list not respecting the tweak to control author name splittingE-book viewer: Fix external links not working in the footnote popup panelFix a regression that broke command line completion in bashVerdictCalibre 3.0 introduces several new features to the ebook management software — Word docx conversions, Retina support, and icon themes support — and ships with a rewrite of the content server.All features can but don’t have to be used, as they can be disabled in the options or simply ignored.Now You: How do you manage your ebooks?Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 10 votes Software Name CalibreSoftware Category OfficeLanding Page http://calibre-ebook.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more

Kimptons 1st luxury property in Europe now open

first_img Share AMSTERDAM — May 22 was a momentous date for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants: it marked the opening of Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam, the company’s first luxury property in Europe.Set in the Palace Quarter neighbourhood, the highly anticipated hotel pays tribute to Amsterdam’s local heritage by marrying the old grandeur of the Dutch Golden Age with new buildings from the late 20th century. Offering 274 guestrooms including 15 signature rooms and suites, its most inventive feature is the three-storey ‘Little House’, which was once the childhood home of the famous Dutch playwright P.C. Hooft. Dating back to the 1600s, Little House now offers two king-sized rooms and a first floor living room and can be rented by groups in search of ultimate luxury.Other hotel features including a ‘living wall’ of florals and botanicals at the hotel entrance, custom-crafted desks in rooms, a flower shop, open-air courtyard, complimentary VanMoof bikes, a hosted ‘Social Hour’ each day starting at 5 p.m., art-filled meeting spaces that total 602 square metres, and award-winning bars and restaurants.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection“Amsterdam is in many ways a perfect fit for Kimpton’s first European hotel,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “The city is effortless in design, highly diverse, light-hearted and known to be a hotbed of creativity, all of which are pillars of the Kimpton brand. We’ll be bringing Kimpton to Paris next and have big plans for other cities across the continent.”Acquired by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in January 2015, the acclaimed U.S. hotel group was founded by Bill Kimpton following inspiration from his European travels as an investment banker. Kimpton De Witt is the first Kimpton hotel to open in Europe with a second hotel scheduled to open in Paris in 2020. There are currently over 60 Kimpton hotels and more than 70 restaurants across Europe and the Americas. This is IHG’s 20th hotel in The Netherlands and is an exciting addition to the 675 IHG hotels across Europe. Posted by Kimpton’s 1st luxury property in Europe now open << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Tags: Britain & Europe, Kimpton, Luxury Travel, Netherlands Travelweek Group last_img read more

Earn bonus commission STAR points with Sunwings Antigua promo

first_img Posted by Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Tags: Antigua & Barbuda, Sunwing Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Earn bonus commission, STAR points with Sunwing’s Antigua promo TORONTO — Sunwing is featuring Antigua as its destination of the month for April, highlighting the island’s top-rated hotels, resorts and experiences.From April 1 – 30 agents can earn 4% bonus commission at source in addition to STAR Agent Reward Points that convert into cash on all new bookings to Antigua for departures May 1 – Oct. 31.Each time an agent makes a booking to any participating resort, their name will also be entered into a weekly contest for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two in Antigua. The more bookings an agent makes, the more chances they have to win.Throughout April Sunwing is also offering incentives at participating resorts, so clients can take advantage of savings of up to 40% on vacation packages and room upgrades at participating resorts such as The Verandah Resort and Spa, Pineapple Beach Club, St. James’s Club and Villas and Galley Bay Resort and Spa.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterSunwing offers weekly flights to the destination from Toronto and Montreal year-round.Full more details on the current promotion, visit sunwingagents.ca.last_img read more

Pope pauses in silent prayer before Shroud of Turin

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility TURIN, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis paused in silent prayer before the Shroud of Turin Sunday, becoming the latest of hundreds of thousands of people who have come this year to Turin’s cathedral to view the burial linen some believe covered the body of Jesus after crucifixion.Francis sat for several minutes before the shroud, contained in a protective glass case. He lowered his head at times in apparent reflection and occasionally gazed up at the 4.3-meter (14-foot) long cloth. Then he took a few steps, placed his hand on the case, and walked away without comment. “Immigration increases competition, but migrants shouldn’t be blamed because they themselves are victims of injustice, of this throw-away economy and of wars,” Francis said in a speech in a square outside the cathedral.He then made an apparent reference to European countries as well as some northern Italian regions which are refusing or are reluctant to take some of the tens of thousands of migrants who have landed at southern Italian ports after being rescued in the Mediterranean from overcrowded, unseaworthy smugglers’ boats.“It makes one cry to see the spectacle of these days in which human beings are treated as commercial goods,” Francis said.Turin is the Piedmont region’s capital, and during Mass, the Argentine-born Francis quoted from a poem in local dialect that praises the qualities of those who emigrated from Piedmont — like some of his own ancestors — to seek work abroad.“Our ancestors knew well what it meant to be rock-solid,” Francis said. Quoting from the poem, the pope said these emigrants were “proper and sincere, they appear to be what they are.”In an unscheduled stop, Francis ducked into the church in Turin where his paternal grandparents were married in 1907, and where, in 1908, his father Mario was baptized. The ANSA news agency quoted the Rev. Giustizio Zoppi as saying Francis left a vase of yellow roses on the altar and then asked for a chair so he could sit in silence for a few minutes. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “We didn’t ask him to come, he wanted to,” Zoppi said.On Monday, before he heads back to Rome, Francis will lunch in Turin with some of his relatives who live in Piedmont.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Pope Francis prays in front of the Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, on display at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Francis visited the long linen with the faded image of a bearded man, during his two-day pilgrimage to Turin. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Later, after celebrating Mass of the faithful in a packed Turin square, Francis gave his impression of the cloth as he spoke of the love Jesus had for humanity when being crucified.“Icon of this love is the Shroud, which, even this time, has attracted so many people here to Turin,” Francis said. “The Shroud draws (people) to the tormented face and body of Jesus and, at the same time, directs (people) toward the face of every suffering and unjustly persecuted person.”The shroud’s display began April 19 and runs through June 24.Other pontiffs have made the journey to the northern city during previous displays of the shroud. When John Paul II saw the shroud in 1998, he said the mystery surrounding the cloth forces questions about faith and science and whether it really was Jesus’ burial linen. He urged continuous study. Benedict XVI described the cloth as an icon “written with the blood” of a crucified man.Skeptics say the cloth bearing the image of a crucified man is a medieval forgery.Turin, the heartland of Italy’s auto industry, is considered Italy’s blue-collar labor capital, and Francis used his two-day visit to the city to denounce exploitation of workers, singling out women, young people and immigrants as frequent victims. Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Quick workouts for men Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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