Report: Apple Wants To Make The iPhone The Hub For Your Smart Home

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … lauren orsini Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#connected home#Google#home#Internet of Things#Nest#smart home center_img The Internet is invading our homes, and Apple doesn’t want to miss the trend.Sources tell the Financial Times that Apple will unveil new technologies for controlling smart, connected devices like thermostats, lights, door locks, and more at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place in San Francisco next week.According to the report, Apple is not preparing a new hardware device to serve as a “hub” for the smart home. Instead, Apple will make it easy for hardware makers to link their devices to iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. As a result, an iPhone owner could have lights turn on at home when she walks in the door, or start playing music when she moves from room to room.See also: How The iPhone 5S Could Be The Universal Remote For Your LifeApplications already exist to turn your iPhone and iPad into smart home controllers. Apple sells Philips Hue light bulbs in its stores, for example, and they come with a companion app. Apple would formalize such efforts with a certification program that would, among other things, guarantee the safety and security of connected home devices. That’s a real concern, given the growing trend of virtual home invasions by malicious hackers.See also: Google: Your Nest Will Not Turn Into A BillboardEver since Apple secured a smart home patent in November 2013, it’s been expected that the company would eventually announce a smart home platform. WWDC, Apple’s annual week-long effort to woo developers and show off new technologies they can incorporate into their software and hardware, is the natural place to do so.By entering the smart home market in this way, Apple could significantly expand its presence in users’ lives while boosting sales of its existing hardware lines. There’s also the potential to sell Apple-approved home devices like thermostats and light bulbs in Apple’s own chain of retail stores.See also: 3 Reasons Apple Should Have Bought NestApple already sells Nest thermostats as well as wireless audio gear, so it has some insight into consumer appetite for smart-home devices. It may also have an advantage over other players in the smart-home market—a reputation for protecting privacy. Already, people worry that Google will start using data from its users’ smart homes to target advertising. (Google’s recently acquired Nest subsidiary has denied having such plans, but a recent filing by Google suggests other Google-powered devices might do so.) We’ll be watching Apple’s announcements next week closely to see how it plans to reassure consumers while it woos developers. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Why Small Businesses Need to Be Vigilant About IoT Security Too

first_imgHow Blockchain Changes Nowadays Business Security Related Posts Why is Bitcoin Soaring? ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Block… Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob…center_img The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is revolutionizing markets and businesses today. Manufacturers are reaping the benefits of having interconnected devices. According to McKinsey, use of IoT in factories can create as much as $3.7 trillion in value by 2025.But IoT isn’t just for large industries. Small businesses also stand to gain much from looking into the developments in IoT. They should be exploring how smart devices can help them become more effective and competitive. Developments in smart devices already cover plenty of use cases for retail, offices, and homes.It doesn’t take much investment to be part of this IoT revolution. It’s now common for any hardware or appliance to support some form of internet connectivity. Many may not realize it but the use of wireless printers and radio frequency IDs can already qualify as IoT adoption. The “cooler” technologies like those offered by Nest and SmartThings are now available to the mass market.Installing smart thermostats, light bulbs, and locks can give businesses a sense of progress. Who wouldn’t want to be part of organizations that keep up with the times? This can be good for staff morale and good for their image. Besides, these things do help save on energy costs and keep premises physically secure. However, small businesses must also consider the possible vulnerabilities that these devices can introduce even to small office networks. The threat of cyberattacks are real and rampant and these devices are yet another avenue that malicious actors can exploit. It would pay for these businesses to be vigilant when using IoT devices in their workplaces.No Such Thing as Too SmallEven without IoT, cybersecurity is already a major concern for small businesses. Malware typically target small businesses since they are easy prey. Most fall victim to attacks. 58% of malware victims are classified as small businesses. It’s understandable why this is the case. Smaller operations typically don’t have access to enterprise-level security. Such protection can be costly and requires technical know-how. They also tend to use lower-spec devices which may not have the proper security features. They also don’t have full-time IT departments or personnel to manage security. Their staff may not also be trained to apply the best practices in technology use. Untrained end users are likely to commit errors or cause incidences like inadvertently downloading and installing malware from their office devices. Small businesses are also likely to pay the ransom from ransomware attacks (malware that locks legitimate users out of their devices for extortion).What’s worse is that 87% of small business owners don’t feel that they’re even at risk of being attacked. Yet, they stand the most to lose when attacks do happen. Small to medium enterprises in the US lose $75 billion a year to ransomware. 1 in 5 businesses also shutter its doors after getting hacked.This, however, shouldn’t discourage small businesses from adopting IoT adoption entirely. All technology projects carry some form of risk. This should just serve as a reminder to be extra vigilant.Beefing Up SecurityThere are ways for businesses to still enjoy the benefits of IoT devices while minimizing security risks. It doesn’t take much investment or effort to cover the essential security concerns. Here are measures businesses can take to secure their networks:Invest in good devices. Don’t skimp on the quality of devices. There are plenty of low-cost devices flooding the market these days. But these off-brand devices may lack the essential security features to thwart attacks. They may also not have active development that would ensure support over the lifetime of the device. Stick to those that have features like access control, firmware upgrades, and data protection and offer guaranteed support. Nest, for example, keeps devices updated automatically as long as they’re online.Change the default administrator access. Many devices come out of the box with easy-to-access administrator credentials. For example, they often have username and password combinations like “admin/1234.” Even popular network devices like routers are wont to have such default settings. This is among the most common ways attackers and malware gain access to devices. Change the credentials to hard-to-guess passphrases and keep these credentials secure.Keep devices up-to-date. Another way attacker tries to gain access is by exploiting known vulnerabilities in the device’s code. It’s critical to keep devices running on their latest firmware and software. Managing multiple devices can be made easier by using remote management services. Not only could such tools help companies become more efficient in managing numerous devices but these also ensure that device vulnerabilities are always patched properly.Train staff on proper use. Educate staff on proper use of devices and general cybersecurity best practices. Even ensuring that they don’t just write down account credentials on Post-It notes is a positive step towards securing the workplace. The US Small Business Administration has a free online course that business owners and staff could take to orient themselves on ways to keep workplaces’ networks secure.Benefits Outweigh the EffortIoT adoption can bring many benefits for a small business. Energy management devices do help save on energy costs. Security cameras and smart locks help owners have a watchful eye on their offices and stores. Retailers could even automate their supply management and stock keeping through point-of-sale scanners and RF trackers. These make businesses run more efficiently and effectively. Making an effort to have security measures in place is all but a small price to pay when adopting any form of technology including IoT. “Marketer to Watch” (Forbes). “Industry leader” (SAP). “Top 100 FinTech Influencer” . Tech blogger with exposure to millions. Advising startups across Europe, NYC, and Tel Aviv. Yoav Vilnerlast_img read more

Penalty was unfair, Robben confesses to Mexico’s Marquez

first_imgMexico’s captain Rafael Marquez said Arjen Robben had admitted to him that the Dutch forward should not have been awarded the penalty that decided Sunday’s last-16 clash.With extra time looming, the Dutch striker went down in the box under a challenge from defender Marquez, giving the Netherlands a penalty that won the game 2-1. The penalty brought accusations of play-acting from Mexico.Robben told him after the game in the players’ changing area “that it wasn’t a penalty” though one of the previous (tackles) was, Marquez told journalists in comments that were translated from Spanish. The Dutch forward went down several times in the box during the match with replays suggesting at least one of the incidents could well have been given as a penalty.”I believe it was not a penalty,” Marquez added of the last-gasp action that lost his team the game.”I felt I touched the ground but I didn’t touch him. Maybe he touched me,” Mexico’s captain said.Robben, 30, who has had a brilliant career but often been accused of diving.”For 10 fouls that he receives, he lets himself fall over for five, and that’s not fair play,” Marquez said.”That has to change. Unfortunately in this World Cup it wasn’t just once or twice that these things affected us” but I don’t want to make excuses,” said Marquez.last_img read more

Video: Draymond Green Drops Surprise Visit On Michigan State During Film Room

first_imgDraymond Green visits Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.drayond green visits michigan stateThursday, Michigan State basketball opens up The Wooden Legacy tournament, played in Anaheim, with a contest against Boston College. Wednesday night, the team had a surprise visit from a former player who now plays for the best team in the state of California. Draymond Green, who stars for the Golden State Warriors but played his college ball at MSU, stopped by during film session to see his former teammates – and, of course, head coach Tom Izzo. Check it out:Green has the Warriors off to a 16-0 start. Perhaps his influence will help the Spartans do the same.last_img read more

National chief concerned with Saskatchewan ministers lobbyist comment

first_imgREGINA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is raising concerns about Saskatchewan’s social services minister referring to national Indigenous leaders as lobbyists.In an interview with The Canadian Press, Social Service Minister Paul Merriman said he and his fellow provincial ministers were unable to speak about child welfare reform directly with their federal counterpart because Indigenous organizations were at a meeting. Merriman said there are issues that need to be worked out government-to-government “without the lobbyist in the room.”In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press, AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde tells Merriman that First Nations are not lobbyists.He says any discussions on child welfare need to happen with those who are most affected at the table.Bellegarde says, with Saskatchewan’s high rates of Indigenous children in care, the status quo in the province is not acceptable.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Janes Addiction Rocks Rhondas Kiss Concert Event

first_imgOn Friday, December 8, legendary rock band Jane’s Addiction headlined the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles Concert Event, which benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and furthered the mission of Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment.Jane’s Addiction Rocks Rhonda’s KissThe Hellcat Saints also took the stage to open the evening.Among those who attended were Rhonda’s Kiss Chairman of the Board Marc Stefanski, Rhonda’s Kiss CEO Kyle Stefanski, Host Greg Behrendt (Sex and the City, He’s Just Not That Into You), Performers Jane’s Addiction and Hellcat Saints – Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Healing and Hope Award Honoree Dr. Keith Black, Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age), Jaime King (Hart of Dixie), Drea de Matteo (Shades of Blue), Soleil Moon Frye, Joy Bryant (Parenthood), McG (Producer), Stevie Guttman, Pilar Holland (Grey’s Anatomy), Emily Ruhl (Newness), Celeste Thorson (How I Met Your Mother), The Classless Act – London Hudson, Hunter Kebat, Nico Tsnis, and many more.In 2014, Rhonda Stefanski was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left was to create Rhonda’s Kiss, an event to raise money to help those in the inner city who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to make ends meet for treatment and support.Through the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles event and with proceeds benefitting Cedars-Sinai, Rhonda’s Kiss events provide financial support to decrease late-stage cancer diagnosis in urban communities, and primarily for patients in financial need, by using a three-pronged approach: outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance, and emotional support). Funds are distributed by local hospitals in areas where money is raised. For more information or to donate directly, contact: www.rhondaskiss.org.last_img read more

Edward Rogers to replace Alan Horn as chairman of Rogers Communications board

first_imgTORONTO – The Rogers Communications Inc. board of directors is keeping it in the family, reshuffling its ranks to replace chairman Alan Horn with Edward Rogers, son of founder Ted Rogers.Melinda Rogers will assume the role of deputy chair, currently held by Edward Rogers.Alan Horn, who is president and CEO of Rogers Telecommunications Ltd., will step down from his role as board chair in January but will remain on the Rogers (TSX:RCI.A) board.Edward Rogers is also the chair of the Toronto Blue Jays and sits on the board of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. He previously spent 20 years in management at Rogers in various roles, including president of Rogers Cable.Melinda Rogers is also the vice-chair of the Rogers Control Trust and the board of Texture by Next Issue Media. She previously spent 15 years in management at Rogers.last_img read more

Superannuation cases DUTA angry over DUs inaction

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi University Teacher Association ( DUTA) expresses its dismay that despite repeated appeals, the DU administration has failed to intervenein the case of the age of superannuation of two Associate Professors of Physical Education in Vivekananada College and Shyam Lal College (Evening). “This constitutes a serious attack on the service conditions of Physical Education teachers and their livelihood. Both the teachers have contributed decades of service towards building Sports and Physical Education Departments in their respective college. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt is a great shock to see that instead of recognising their work, they are being targeted,” DUTA said in a statement. The statement also said that in trying to superannuate these teachers at the age of 62 (instead of 65), the two Colleges are violating of the last DU notification from the University dated May 12, 2017 which clearly stated Physical Educations teachers are part of the teaching faculty on the basis of the EC Resolution of 1990. “It is clear that their service conditions are the same as teachers of other disciplines. The UGC Regulations 2018 lists Physical Education as a discipline and provides parity to faculty engaged in the Department with teachers of other science, humanities and social science Departments in terms of recruitment, promotions and retirement benefits,” said Rajib Ray, President, DUTA. “The DUTA finds it completely unacceptable that the University Ordinances (passed by the Academic Council but yet to be adopted by the EC) do not include it as a discipline,” said Vivek Choudhary, Secy, DUTA.last_img read more

Economic growth may have slowed in 201819 FinMin

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian economy appears to have slowed down in 2018-19 due to lower private consumption, tepid growth in fixed investment and muted exports, a finance ministry report has said. The Central Statistics Office (CSO), which released the national account data for the third quarter, had in February revised downwards the growth estimate for 2018-19 fiscal to 7 per cent from 7.2 per cent. The 7 per cent growth is the lowest in 5 years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework In its monthly economic report for March, the Finance Ministry said monetary policy has attempted to provide a fillip to the growth impulse through cuts in repo rate and easing of bank liquidity. “India’s economy appears to have slowed down slightly in 2018-19. The proximate factors responsible for this slowdown include declining growth of private consumption, tepid increase in fixed investment, and muted exports, it said. The Ministry, however, said that India continues to remain the fastest growing major economy and is projected to grow faster in the coming years.last_img read more

Wichita States Strength of Schedule Isnt the Problem

1981Oregon State19.84.0Round of 32 1998Princeton11.3-4.8Round of 32 2008Memphis23.14.0Final 1996Texas Tech14.40.8Sweet Sixteen 1980DePaul14.34.2Round of 32 2012Syracuse21.37.2Elite Eight 1988Temple18.22.1Elite Eight 2004Stanford17.64.4Round of 32 1991UNLV31.62.7Final Four 2014Wichita State16.71.6TBD 2005Illinois24.47.4Final 1986Bradley9.51.9Round of 32 1984North Carolina24.58.4Sweet Sixteen 2012Murray State8.3-3.5Round of 32 1996Massachusetts20.68.1Final Four 2012Kentucky24.56.9Champion 1996Kentucky31.49.2Champion 1982DePaul15.22.5Round of 32 Wichita State — with 34 wins and zero losses heading into the men’s NCAA basketball tournament — is six wins from becoming the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. But apparently perfect isn’t good enough. Critics have pointed to the team’s soft schedule and argued that the next six wins will be much harder to come by than the first 34, even though the selection committee awarded the Shockers the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region.This critique of Wichita State’s achievements is unfair. The Shockers’ real problem isn’t whom they played, it’s how much they won by. The team didn’t dominate its opponents enough to make up for the weakness of its schedule relative to those of big-conference rivals.The evidence against Wichita State’s credentials goes like this: It played two-thirds of its games against fellow Missouri Valley Conference teams; the conference is the 11th strongest in Division I, according to Sports-Reference.com. The Shockers’ schedule was the 129th toughest in the nation, and the weakest among the top 32 teams in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings.Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall reasonably responded, after winning No. 34: “We’re not flawless. Our record is flawless.”Indeed, no team is flawless, but Wichita State approached that impossible standard more closely than most do. Its schedule strength was inherently limited by its conference, yet it holds up well compared to other teams with records nearly as spotless.I looked at every Division I team since 1980 that entered its conference tournaments with either one or zero losses — 25 teams in all. I used Sports Reference’s Simple Rating System (SRS) to estimate each team’s strength at the end of the season, as well as the site’s strength of schedule (SOS) ratings to analyze each team’s schedule. I then subtracted from those figures each team’s performance in the NCAA tournament to get its pre-tournament ratings. The Shockers’ accomplishment looks impressive even after considering schedule strength. Six of the 25 teams had weaker schedules than Wichita State’s, but just one managed to match its undefeated feat: UNLV in 1990-91. And the Runnin’ Rebels’ schedule was just barely tougher than Wichita State’s this year, by a slender margin of 1.1 points per game.This rosy take on Wichita State doesn’t make its task any easier in the tournament. Just eight of those 25 teams reached the Final Four, and only two won the title: Kentucky in 1996 and again two years ago. Moreover, all eight Final Four teams entered the tournament with an SRS above 20; Wichita State’s is 16.7. The Shockers outscored their opponents by 15 points per game — good but not impressive enough against its schedule to look like a championship contender. Their projected Sweet Sixteen opponent, Louisville, has an SRS of 25.3 and outscored opponents on its relatively tough schedule by 21 points per game.This isn’t to say the Shockers can’t win it all. They can. But if you’re looking for a reason to doubt them, their margin of victory is a better cause than their schedule. 1987UNLV23.15.3Final Four YearTeamSRSSOSFinished 1999Duke35.19.7Final 1990La Salle13.1-2.2Round of 32 1981DePaul15.92.6Round of 32 2006George Washington9.6-1.4Round of 32 1980Alcorn State11.0-6.3Round of 32 1997Kansas27.68.0Sweet Sixteen 2004St. Joseph’s20.23.9Elite Eight read more

Julian Wilkins reelected Chairman of CANTO and Digicel Group Director Government Relations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCuracao, CANTO Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 1st February, 2017:  Julian Wilkins, Digicel Group Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, was re-elected as CANTO Chairman to the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications (CANTO), the leading authority for shaping information and communication in the Caribbean. The announcement was made during CANTO’s Annual General Meeting in Curacao on Tuesday 31st January.With this year’s theme for CANTO being, Reimaging ICT as a tool for national growth and development, Wilkins said, “Reimaging ICT is high on CANTO’s agenda and focuses on ICT connectivity – fostering an environment which stimulates the creativity so necessary for the development of our national and regional markets. This is where we look to our Governments and Regulators to create the right environment to incentivise investment in the Caribbean region.”  Wilkins added, “We are in the process of transforming the organisation and this work must continue.” Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews He joined Digicel Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 as Operations and Maintenance Manager and transferred to Digicel Group, Legal and Regulatory in 2008. Wilkins was first elected as CANTO Chairman in 2015.#MagneticMediaNews Wilkins, who is from Antigua and Barbuda, was educated in the UK and holds an MBA from the Henley Business School in General Management and full telecommunications City and Guilds qualifications. He has worked with British Telecom in the UK as well as with the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, where he successfully launched the first GSM mobile network in the English-speaking Caribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Bahamas presents national report during the Universal Periodic Review of the UN

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamas underwent its Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the 29th Session today, Wednesday January 17, 2018, at the Human Rights Council(HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.  The delegation was led by Senator, the Honorable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), “The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States.  The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.  The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists.”Release: BISPhoto caption: Ms. DeAndra Cartwright, Foreign Service Officer within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Frank Davis, Minister Counsellor/Deputy Permanent Representative & Charge d’affaires; Ms. Bernadette Butler, Minister Counsellor; Senator, The Honourable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General; Ms. Jewel Major, Chief Counsel within the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs; and Ms. Alicia Gibson, Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs. Related Items:last_img read more

Albiol insists Napoli have to score against Liverpool

first_imgNapoli defender Raul Albiol insists the team have to score if they’re to qualify for the second round of this season’s UEFA Champions League.The Partenopei can qualify for the next round, with a draw enough to take them through but Albiol insists the team must be compact and must score to achieve that aim.“We know that tomorrow will be a tough game, hard to play,” Albiol admitted in the pre-match Press conference, as quoted by Football Italia.“We have to be quick, because they’ll be aggressive from the start. We need to be attentive in every minute of the game and stay calm.”“Knowing how to defend deep is important, we need to be compact because we know they’re a strong team in the spaces, with quick forwards.”Sergio Ramos, Champions League, Real MadridSergio Ramos would love a fifth Champions League trophy Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, winning a fifth European trophy with his club would be crazy, but he wants to do it before retiring.“The most important thing is our mentality, we have to be able to score.”“We’ve worked hard to get to this game, we need to do everything we can to win it and go to the next round.”last_img read more

Judge says progress is evident in reuniting immigrant families

first_img Updated: 5:45 PM Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Judge says progress is evident in reuniting immigrant families July 20, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In less than a week,  the federal government must meet a judge’s deadline to try to reunite 2,551 children with their parents.In a hearing on Friday afternoon, the second one this week, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw reviewed the latest figures submitted by the government, as it attempts to comply with a July 26 deadline.450 families out of the more than 2,500 have been reunified, so far.As of Friday morning, 954 have received the green light for reunification.In the latest hearing, the judge offered some praise, and said it appears the process to reunite children with their parents is working.Earlier this week, the judge imposed a temporary halt to deporting the newly reunited families, at the request of the  American Civil Liberties Union.The ACLU had asked the judge for a seven day period between the time a family is reunited and the time a parent is deported, giving parents the time to talk to their child and decide if the child will remain in the United States to seek asylum.More than 700 parents are in that group. In arguing for a seven day period before a parent is deported, ACLU Attorney Lee Gelernt said “These parents may only have a matter of days to make the momentous decision whether to leave their child behind in the United States.”The next status hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, just two days before the final deadline of July 26. Posted: July 20, 2018last_img read more

New Gas Tax In Anchorage Goes Into Effect Today

first_imgThe gas tax has been met with mixed emotions from residents in the Anchorage area, with some racing to the pumps yesterday to fill their tanks prior to the new tax starting today. According to Mayor Berkowitz, each Anchorage resident will be paying roughly $35-$50 per year in gas tax. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said the fuel tax was proposed as a way to alleviate a heavy reliance on property taxes in Anchorage. The gas tax was proposed by the Budget Advisory Commission in Anchorage, and then was approved by the Anchorage Assembly in November of 2017. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-anchorage-gas-tax.mp3VmJennifer-on-anchorage-gas-tax.mp300:00RPd The proposal submitted by the chairman of the Budget Advisory Commission, Al Tamagni, said the proposed tax would generate about $14-million a year and that the commission recommends that 100 percent of that be used for property tax relief. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Drivers passing through the Anchorage area will be faced with paying an extra 10 cents per gallon at the pump starting today.last_img read more

Deadline To Register To Vote Or Update Registration Approaching

first_imgAnyone interested in registering to vote or those who need to update their registration information, may do so in-person at one of the division’s offices or on DOE’s website. Voters can check their registration status online, viewing their voter registration cards or contacting DOE regional offices. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Eligible Alaska voters have until October 7 to make sure they are registered to vote or update their registration information in time for the upcoming November 6, General Election. State Elections Director Josie Bahnke: “We highly encourage voter participation in the General Election and ask all Alaskans to remind their friends, families and neighbors to register to vote now or double-check their registration information to make sure it reflects where they currently reside ahead of the statutory deadline.” The deadline to register to vote or update registration information for the General Election is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018.last_img read more

OBITUARY Eddie A Sanchez 70

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Eddie A. Sanchez, age 70, of Wilmington, MA, formerly of Guam, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 9, 2019.Eddie proudly worked as a Civil Engineer for the United States Air Force for over 30 years.Eddie was the beloved husband of Bertha (Dungca) Sanchez of Wilmington, devoted father of Junior Salas & wife Patricia of Colorado, Peter Sanchez & wife Sharon of Hawaii, Franklin Salas & wife Cassandra of Texas, Shirley DeLucia & husband Chris of Wilmington, Ricky Sanchez of Guam and John Mark Sanchez & wife Marquesa of Wilmington. Cherished son of Maria (Agoun) Sanchez and the late Joaquin Sanchez of Guam, Loving “Papa” of Jonathan and Tricia Salas, Aisha Salas, Adam and Keri Palanca, Paulina, Elijah and Richard Sanchez, Natasha and Ashley Igros, Edward, Amanda, Michael and Christopher DeLucia, Kekoa Narcis and great-grandchildren Aison, Christopher and Leinani. Dear brother of Chong Engle, Frank Sanchez, Evelyn SanNicolas, Albert Sanchez, Kathy San chez and Jeffrey Sanchez. Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eddie was also very special to his “adopted” DeLucia grandchildren that fondly knew him as “Papa”.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, February 16th for Visitation from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.Eddie A. Sanchez(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Uber is elevating its UberAir pilot program to include Melbourne Australia

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: UberAir is planning on taking to the skies over Melbourne by 2020, even if that seems highly ambitious to us. Uber For some reason that we can’t fully grasp, people continue to look to flying cars as a valid means of transportation in the future. Uber has really doubled down on this idea, having already named Los Angeles and Dallas as pilot cities for its UberAir aerial rideshare program, announced on Tuesday that it is adding a third city: Melbourne, Australia.The really wild part is that Uber plans on starting test flights as early as 2020 and hopes to have the program commercially viable and available to the public by 2023 — which, if you couldn’t tell, is an incredibly short timeline.So, why Melbourne? It’s not Australia’s largest or most cosmopolitan city, though it’s reasonably close on both counts. We wouldn’t put it past Uber to just be huge Kylie Minogue or Dirty Three fans though.”Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ride-sharing and future transport technology,” Susan Anderson, regional general manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia, said in a statement. “This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors and culture of innovation and technology, makes Melbourne the perfect third launch city for Uber Air. We will see other Australian cities following soon after.”A large part of Uber’s plan to take to the skies involves the development of electric helicopterlike aircraft that will be both ecologically friendly and significantly quieter than traditional helicopters, both because of their lack of noisy turbine engines and because they will use multiple smaller rotors to provide lift, rather than a single large one.To get these craft designed, built and approved by governmental agencies within its highly truncated time frame, Uber has partnered with several established aerospace companies, including Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, EmbraerX, Pipistrel Vertical Solutions and Bell. Skai could be the first hydrogen-powered eVTOL 0center_img Post a comment Tags Roadshow Sci-Tech 8 Photos All of the electric urban aircraft unveiled at Uber Elevate 2018 2:03 Uberlast_img read more

Hindi has bright future in Bangladesh Shringla

first_imgIndian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Dhaka University vice-chancellor professro Md Akhtaruzzaman attend a programme at the Institute of Modern Languages marking World Hindi Day on 10 January. Photo: UNBHindi language has a bright future in Bangladesh as many people of this country regularly watch Hindi serials and movies on the television, said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday.“These people understand Hindi language although they can’t read or write,” he said while presiding over a programme at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) of Dhaka University, reports UNB.Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) and the IML jointly organised the programme marking the World Hindi Day.Shringla said the Hindi department of IML has created a great opportunity for those who are interested to know about the Hindi language and culture.“The relation between the people of Bangladesh and India will be more strong and deep,” he said.DU vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman attended the event as the chief guest.IML director professor Shishir Bhattacharya also addressed the programme.last_img read more