first_imgSimu Liu as Jung in “Kim’s Convenience” – Photo courtesy of CBC LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment First thing I think everyone is dying to know: When does season three of “Kim’s Convenience” begin?Season three comes out January of 2019. Usually we’re a fall premiere, but we got moved because one of Canada’s big shows just ended so there was some moving and shaking and they moved us from a 9:00 to an 8:00 time slot. Basically, it’s all good things. They’re moving us to a more favorable, more family-friendly time slot, and moving us into the winter when everyone is stuck at home anyways because Toronto winters are brutal and they’ll have no choice but to watch “Kim’s Convenience.”Is there anything you can tell us about season three? Facebook Advertisement “Generally, everything that’s sizable is already cast in L.A. So by the time it gets to Toronto, you’re auditioning for Desk Cop #3 or something — which was my first role,” Simu Liu says, before stopping himself. “Desk Cop #1, actually. Which was good!”But that was 2012. This is 2018, where Liu has been co-starring in the hit Canadian television “Kim’s Convenience” since 2016. Based on the 2011 play by Ins Choi, who also works behind the scenes of the TV adaptation, “Kim’s Convenience” hit Netflix in July to rave reviews. The New York Times praised it, Vulture called it the “ideal” pure sitcom. For Liu, playing the handsome and once-rebellious Jung has been a breakout role he’s still thrilled to talk about.Before answering fan questions, NBC Asian America spoke with Liu about his journey to “Kim’s Convenience,” how his mother’s 60th birthday led to a breakthrough in their relationship, and the role he wouldn’t say “no” to. Advertisementcenter_img . Twitter Advertisement No. [laughs] I can say that it’s probably funnier than it’s ever been. I remember being on set for the first season and every day being scared we were going to get fired. And I feel like we all, to some degree, felt that anxiety because we knew how important the show was and none of us wanted to let it down or let each other down. We were all just so concentrated on not sucking that I think it was sometimes hard to have fun. Login/Register With:last_img read more

16 October 2007Greece’s Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was unanimously elected in Paris today as the President of the 34th session of the body’s General Conference. Greece’s Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was unanimously elected in Paris today as the President of the 34th session of the body’s General Conference.“UNESCO must not be a statue but a sentinel, a watchtower,” George N. Anastassopoulos – who has had a distinguished career as a journalist, government spokesperson and member of the European Parliament – said in his address to the Conference. “Its ethics must be the ethics of the future… There is much we will be able to do if we unite in supporting a stronger UNESCO.”Opening the Conference, outgoing President Musa Bin Jafaar Bin Hassan of Oman voiced hope that UNESCO becomes more audacious and more precise in defining its objectives, adding that “education constitutes the greatest challenge.”The General Conference – composed of representatives of the Organization’s 193 Member States and six Associate Members – determines UNESCO’s policies and main lines of work meets every two years, and its 34th session wraps up on 3 November. read more

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment Inc. says the Competition Bureau has cleared it to buy the remaining half of Teletoon and other specialty TV interests from Astral Media Inc.The asset sale was a condition of the Competition Bureau’s approval of Astral’s takeover by BCE Inc., a $3.38-billion deal that would combine two of Canada’s largest television and radio businesses.Toronto-based Corus — which has been Astral’s partner in several specialty channels — has conditionally agreed to buy the remaining 50% of Teletoon, which includes the main channel, Teletoon Retro, their two French-language counterparts as well as the Cartoon Network (Canada).Corus played a key role in helping Bell and Astral get Competition Bureau approval for their friendly deal by agreeing to $494-million in acquisitions.They include the French language channels Historia and Series+, currently owned 50-50 by BCE and Shaw Media, a division of Shaw Communications.The various transactions also require approvals from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.The Canadian Press read more

A spokesman for the Secretary-General said in a statement that Mr. Annan believed that actions such as the demolition of homes on 9 and 10 July “only aggravate the already tense situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.” “He strongly urges Israel to halt such activities,” the spokesman said. “The Secretary-General reiterates his appeal to both sides to exercise maximum restraint, cease the violence and re-initiate the peace process by implementing the Mitchell report,” he added, referring to the report of an international committee of fact-finding headed by former United States Senator George Mitchell.

Speaking to the press after the consultations, Ambassador John Bolton of the United States, which currently holds the Council’s rotating presidency, said: “We had a preliminary discussion on the draft presidential statement on planning for Sudan Darfur region peacekeeping activities.” He added that experts would continue talks this afternoon on the text.The UN currently has a peacekeeping operation (UNMIS) overseeing an accord between the Government of Sudan and the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). That agreement ended their 21-year civil war, but did not address the fighting in the west, in the Darfur region, which is roughly the size of France.In addition, the Security Council has mandated UNMIS to provide some support to the African Union’s peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as AMIS, but that operation is set to expire next month.Last week, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said AMIS will inevitably have to be transformed into a UN peacekeping operation in Darfur.“A firm decision by the Security Council is needed, and soon, for an effective transition to take place,” he wrote in an opinion article in The Washington Post.The Secretary-General also warned that the transition must be more than a cosmetic “re-hat” of African Union (AU) forces. “Any new mission will need a strong and clear mandate, allowing it to protect those under threat, by force if necessary, as well as the means to do so,” he stressed.Mr. Annan further specified that the UN force must be “larger, more mobile and much better equipped than the current African Union mission” and called on countries that have the required military assets to be ready to deploy them.On other issues, Mr. Bolton said Council members had considered suggestions for improving their work, including through “more regular, perhaps even daily, briefings by the Secretariat on peacekeeping operations and other matters.”Regular briefings and subsequent informal discussions on the latest developments would be “good intellectual discipline” for the Council and the Secretariat, he added. read more

MONTREAL – Rio Tinto says its global iron ore production reached a record for the first quarter as strong output in Australia more than offset weakness at the Iron Ore Company of Canada, which was hampered by extreme cold that swept North America.The global mining giant said Tuesday that its share of IOC production was 1.8 million tonnes, down 12 per cent from the prior year and 24 per cent from 2.3 million tonnes produced in the fourth quarter.Pellet sales were 14 per cent higher than the prior year while concentrate sales fell 33 per cent as a result of the unusually cold weather. Rio owns 57.8 per cent of IOC.Rio Tinto’s (NYSE:RIO) global ore production with partners reached 66.4 million tonnes in the quarter, with its share being 52.3 million tonnes. Shipments increased 16 per cent to 66.7 million tonnes despite a tropical cyclone that closed its Australian port for three days in December and heavy rainfall in January and February that had an impact on its mine, rail and port operations.“Rio Tinto has started the year with a series of performance records as we continue to drive productivity gains across our operations,” CEO Sam Walsh said as the operational results were released as the miner held its annual meeting in Australia.Record first-quarter ore production and shipments in Australia were driven by productivity improvements and the continued ramp up towards 290 million tonnes of annual production in the first half of this year. However, both were down from the fourth quarter.The London and Australian-based miner said its share of aluminum production was 832,000 tonnes, unchanged from the prior year but down two per cent from the fourth quarter.The quarter-over-quarter decline was due to the late November shutdown of a Rio Tinto Alcan smelter in Shawinigan, Que., and partial curtailment of production at the Boyne smelter in Australia last summer due to high electricity prices. These were partially offset by production from its new AP60 plant in Quebec which reached full production in December.Rio Tinto expects its global aluminum production will reach 3.4 million tonnes this year.The miner’s share of production at the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories was 1.1 million carats in the first quarter, down four per cent from the prior year and down 10 per cent from the fourth quarter.Although 17 per cent more ore was processed at Diavik in the quarter, the amount of diamonds recovered was lower because it came from a lower-grade section.Meanwhile, titanium dioxide production was nine per cent lower in the first quarter reflecting softer market demand.The company said the planned rebuild of one of nine furnaces at Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium operations in Quebec continued to be postponed until market conditions improve for high-grade titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in paints, coatings, plastics, papers, inks, foods, medicines and toothpaste.Analyst Jackie Przybylowski of Desjardins Capital Markets said the weather impact on IOC’s production was greater than she expected, but will be short term.“We continue to expect that IOC will improve production in 2014 as (an) expansion project improves mill productivity,” she wrote in a report that forecast total production would increase 14 per cent this year to about 17.6 million tonnes.Peter Mallin-Jones of Canaccord Genuity said iron ore and aluminum production were in line with estimates while iron shipments were slightly more than anticipated.“Overall we continue to believe Rio Tinto shares offer attractive returns on investment and strong growth in EBITDA and dividends over the next few years,” he wrote in a report.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Polar vortex lowers Iron Ore Company of Canada first quarter production AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 15, 2014 9:13 am MDT read more

The Ohio state baseball team celebrates the team’s Big Ten championship victory. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter clinching an automatic bid into the NCAA College Baseball tournament, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been placed as the No. 2 seed in the Louisville regional, hosted by No. 2 national seed Louisville Cardinals. For the Buckeyes, this has been a truly spectacular season, fueled by steady contributions from both sides of the plate as they finished with a Big Ten-best record of 43-18-1. On the year, OSU ranked second in the Big Ten in runs scored with 362. The team’s offense was driven largely by their strong power numbers, where they ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for 28th in the country with 56 home runs. Another strength was the speed on the basepaths, where they ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 18th in the country in stolen bases with 98 successful swipes.But it wasn’t just the bats that worked for the Buckeyes. The pitching staff for the Scarlet and Gray also contributed in a major way to the success of the team. OSU pitchers posted a 3.02 ERA on the season, good for second best in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation; a 1.20 WHIP, best in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation; and a miniscule 2.40 BB/9 rate, second best in the Big Ten and fifth best among all NCAA teams.In the first matchup of their regional, the Buckeyes will take on Wright State University, champions of the Horizon League. The Raiders have put together a strong season, posting a 44-15 record overall. They currently sit 36th overall with a 3.47 ERA and tenth overall with a 1.20 WHIP. Though WSU ranks 22nd overall in runs scored (424 on the season), they have few explosive aspects to their offense. The Raiders currently rank 95th in batting average (.283) and tied for 55th in home runs (46). Their offense has largely been sparked by a NCAA 20th best-91 stolen bases.That game begins on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. E.T.The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Vanderbilt regional in the Super Regional round. read more

first_imgUpdated 17:56DETECTIVES FROM THE PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have been given additional time by a court to question a 28-year-old male suspect as part of their ongoing investigation into the murder of 25-year-old Kevin O’Neill in Ballycastle in Co Antrim yesterday.Police were contacted yesterday following a report of a stabbing in a house in Stroanshesk Park.O’Neill was pronounced dead at the scene.(Image of Kevin O’Neill courtesy of the PSNI)Police would ask anyone who saw or had contact with the deceased between the evening of Saturday 20 April and lunchtime on Sunday 21 April to contact detectives at Ballycastle on 0044 845 600 8000 or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0044 800 555 111.A post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow.Read: Man arrested after murder investigation launched in Co Antrim >last_img read more

first_imgIce Cream Sandwich et Nexus Prime en approcheLa firme de Mountain View a invité la presse à un évènement commun avec Samsung. Deux sociétés pour deux produits attendus : cet évènement devrait donner lieu à la présentation du Nexus Prime, qui fonctionnera sous Ice Cream Sandwich.Google et Samsung, qui ont l’habitude de garder le plus longtemps possible le secret sur la présentation de leurs nouveautés, ont changé de stratégie. Le site Techcrunch annonce ainsi que la presse a été invitée à un “Google Episode” qui devrait correspondre à la présentation du nouveau smartphone de la marque sud-coréenne, le Nexus Prime, et surtout du nouveau système d’exploitation de Google pour terminaux mobiles, Ice Cream Sandwich.Le 11 octobre, on devrait donc découvrir la très attendue mise à jour de l’OS Android. Celle-ci est censée fonctionner sur les tablettes tactiles et les smartphones, unifiant les versions Gingerbread et Honeycomb. Quant au premier appareil qui l’accueillera, il possèdera une puce double-coeur, un écran de 4,5 ou 4,65 pouces et donnera accès à la 4G, sur le réseau Verizon aux Etats-Unis. Mais pour avoir confirmation de tout cela, rendez-vous le 11 octobre…Le 29 septembre 2011 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgComment le virus de la grippe saisonnière a vaincu le TamifluDes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine de Laval au Québec ont découvert le mécanisme mis au point par le virus de la grippe saisonnière pour déjouer le Tamiflu, un antiviral qui se révélait jusqu’à récemment efficace pour le combattre. Mis au point dans les années 1990, l’oseltamivir, de son nom commercial Tamiflu, est un antiviral qui vise les virus de la grippe. Il agit en bloquant l’action d’une enzyme appelée neuraminidase qui est indispensable au cycle de vie du virus à l’intérieur de l’organisme. C’est grâce à cette enzyme que les virions produits par la cellule infectée sont libérés afin d’attaquer d’autres cellules. En bloquant cette molécule, l’antiviral parvient donc à freiner la propagation du virus… ou du moins parvenait. À lire aussiMucoviscidose : espérance de vie, symptômes, traitement, de quoi s’agit-t-il ?En effet, si le Tamiflu est toujours efficace sur certains variants du virus de la grippe, depuis 2007, sont apparues des souches résistantes de l’agent responsable de la grippe saisonnière. En 2009, toutes les souches de virus de la grippe saisonnière étaient ainsi devenues résistantes sans que les chercheurs sachent comment. Mais aujourd’hui, une partie du mystère a été levé par une équipe du Centre de recherche en infectiologie de l’Université de Laval au Québec. Ceux-ci ont découvert la mutation qui permet au virus de résister à l’antiviral tout en conservant sa capacité de se multiplier.En vérité, les chercheurs avaient déjà identifié une mutation mais le problème était que lorsque celle-ci était transférée à une souche non-résistante, le virus avait des difficultés à se reproduire. Pour élucider l’énigme, les scientifiques québécois ont comparé les génomes des souches résistantes et non-résistantes et ont ainsi constaté un grand nombre de différences. Ils ont alors construit de nouvelles souches du virus en introduisant une par une ces différences puis les ont testées sur des animaux, rapporte mutation à garder à l’oeil Ceci leur a permis d’identifier une mutation compensatrice appelée Q222R, qui stimule l’activité de la neuraminidase et qui serait selon les chercheurs du CRI, la principale mutation permissive responsable de la propagation de la résistance au Tamiflu entre 2007 et 2009. “Il faudra garder cette mutation compensatrice à l’oeil au cas où elle ferait son apparition dans d’autres souches de virus résistantes au Tamiflu.Des cas de résistance ont été signalés dans la souche pandémique du H1N1, mais aucun cas de mutation Q222R n’a encore été rapporté. Il faut toutefois rester aux aguets”, a ainsi souligné Guy Boivin qui a dirigé les travaux publiés dans PLoS Pathogens.Le 9 janvier 2012 à 17:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowKololi & Bakoteh reserved landConstruction at the Kololi/Bakoteh reserved land continues as reinforcement of security personnel on the site increases.This reporter, yesterday visited the site and saw that the construction of the fence was ongoing, the security was reinforced and the playground destroyed by the heavy machinery that was seen deployed on the ground. Construction workers can be seen on the site doing normal work. There was no presence of youth or protester (s) at the site.The fencing commenced last Thursday after the show of force of the Police Intervention Unit, (PIU). Construction work such as moulding of cement blocks and digging of gutters were the current activities going on at the site.On the vandalised football pitch caused by the heavy machinery, big gutters were dug across. The security force officials could be seen sitting underneath a tree at the north-eastern side in their uniforms and riot gears. Some of the residents who spoke to this reporter indicated that the land was reserved and there was a sign showing this; that government should have used it for the interest of the communities of the area and not for individual or institutional interest.They all decried that their children have no place for recreation because the sole land identified has been sold.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).March 10 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmFrom Sea To You Sea Glass PicturesGrateful TastesGrazing Platter BoardsHannah’s HerbalsKC Styles Jewelry & AccessoriesMa & Pa’s PicklesPolish Prince PierogisPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTSweet Lydia’sAdditional Attractions:Kids Craft (Squishies) at the Kids TableBillerica Cat Care Coalition at Community TableLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgRuhul Kabir Rizvi.File photoBNP on Sunday described prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s ‘tea party’ at Ganabhaban as pleasure without conscience and said no democracy-loving party leader joined it, reports UNB.”The tea party arrangement by a regretless government after a grand vote robbery reminds me a famous saying by Mahatma Gandhi ‘pleasure without conscience’. This pleasure is a social sin,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he also said the tea part by a ‘euphoric’ government formed through a ‘farcical’ election is tantamount to pleasure without conscience.”No democracy-loving party and those who are in a democratic movement didn’t join the event of sin committed by the government which betrayed the nation and looted people’s votes. This is the victory of people,” Rizvi said.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina hosted the tea party at her official residence Ganabhaban on Saturday for the leaders of political parties who had joined dialogues with her before the 11th general election.Leaders of all the political parties, except the Jatiya Oikya Front, including the BNP, and the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), attended the tea party. Turning down the results of the 30 December election and bringing the allegation of vote robbery, Oikya Front and LDA demanded a fresh election.Rizvi said now there is no democracy in Bangladesh as the state is now under the grip of an individual and a party. “The people of Bangladesh have now become the slaves of the sate due to demolition of democracy.”He also alleged that the country’s ‘most popular’ leader Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail while thousands of BNP leaders and activists have been arrested in ‘false’ cases only to protect the one-party rule.He alleged that the government not only demonstrated a bizarre attitude but also mocked people by filing ‘fictitious’ cases against dead persons, paralysed patients and expatriates leaving in different countries.last_img read more

first_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Xuanzang,” a co-production between Eros and China Film Group, was China’s unsuccessful submission to the foreign-language Oscar category in 2016. The two companies have a slate of other co-ventures.Operating both ad-supported and subscription models, iQIYI claims to have 500 million monthly active users and 60 million regular subscribers. It floated on NASDAQ earlier this year and currently enjoys a $19 billion market capitalization. Popular on Variety center_img Leading Bollywood distributor Eros International has struck a content-licensing deal in China with streaming giant iQIYI.Eros described the deal as a content-licensing pact for Eros Now, its own streaming video platform. In a statement, it said that “Eros Now becomes the first South Asian OTT player to make inroads into the Chinese digital space.” Details were not available.In recent weeks, Eros has announced more advanced partnerships that expand the operation of Eros Now in other territories. In both India and Indonesia, Eros Now will be carried as part of the Mi TV platform operated by Chinese phones and hardware group Xiaomi.Indian films have enjoyed a surge of popularity in theaters in China, with “Dangal,” “Secret Superstar,” and “Hindi Medium” all becoming hits. Other efforts are being made to establish co-production films between the two neighboring but often rival countries.last_img read more

first_img Advertisement For a nothing bowl game, the Texas Bowl between Missouri and Texas had more than it’s share of trash talking. During pregame warm ups, Missouri players kicked off the chirping by walking on the field and flashing the “horns down sign,” which Texas took as a sign of disrespect. Then, after firing a 79-yard, 3rd quarter TD strike, Missouri QB Drew Lock did a celebration like he was putting on a back pack, for some reason.WHAT. A. THROW.@MizzouFootball‘s Drew Lock with an absolute DIME for the 79-yard TD!— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) December 28, 2017 Apparently, Herman didn’t appreciate the gesture, because, with the game wrapped up in the 4th, he got in on the action by mocking Lock’s celebration on the Texas sideline.Texas haters will say Herman should be above the smack talking because he’s the head coach and should be a better example. Texas fans will say Missouri had it coming. You be the judge.At least this game was interesting, which is more than most  ‘insert sponsor’s name’ bowls.last_img read more

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFlood alerts are in place on rivers across North Staffordshire this morning (Sunday April 28). The Environment Agency have Flood Alerts, issued shortly before 8pm last night, are in place for the River Trent in the Potteries and in Stone, as well as  the River Churnet and River Tean in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The area saw consistent heavy rain throughout Saturday as Storm Hannah hit the region. Highways England are also reporting on the M6 at junction 16 (Crewe/Stoke-on-Trent). A Highways England spokesman said: “Take care when entering the motorway northbound at J16 Barthomley. “Traffic Officers are on scene with a lane closure due to flooding. Maintenance crews on route to assist clearing.” One reader has also contacted us to reporting flooding on Wellfield Road in Bentilee near Farleigh Grove. A total of four flood alerts are currently in force across England – with three of them in Staffordshire and the other in Shropshire. Flood Alerts mean flooding is possible and are the lowest of the three levels issued by the Environment Agency – with no flooding of properties anticipated in the area. The alert for the Trent in the Potteries says:  “Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Trent between Norton Green and Darlaston including Stoke-on-Trent, Lyme Brook between Newcastle under Lyme and Hanford, Fowlea Brook at Stoke-on-Trent and Ford Green Brook.” Read MoreRolling road blocks on M6 and delays as wide load travels through region today   The alert for the Trent near Stone said:  “Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Trent between Darlaston and Great Haywood including Stone.” The Flood Alert for the River Churnet and Tean states:  “River levels are rising at the Leek river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. “Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Churnet between Leek and Rocester and the River Tean between Adderley and Spath including Cecilly Brook at Cheadle.” Flood Alerts and Warnings explainedThe Environment Agency issues three levels of flood alert and warning. Flood Alerts: The most common and least severe, these mean flooding is possible and to be prepared. Flood Warnings: A step up from an alert, a Flood Warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required. Severe Flood Warnings: The most serious. These mean there is severe flooding and a danger to live. Both Flood Warnings and Severe Flood Warnings are exceptionally rare in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.   Water levels are set to remain high until around 10am on the Trent in the Potteries, 2pm on the Trent in Stone, and 8pm on the Churnet and Tean. The latest Met Office Weather Forecast for the region said further rain was expected, but nowhere near the amount there was on Saturday. The forecast states:  “Sunday will start rather cloudy with the odd spot of rain possible. Skies will brighten during the morning to give sunny spells and isolated showers through the afternoon. Much lighter winds than Saturday and feeling warmer in the sunshine.” A Yellow Weather Warning for wind as a result of Storm Hannah expired at 3pm yesterday. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more

first_imgThe Japanese automaker giant, Toyota Motor Corp. will join hands with Uber to work collectively on autonomous autos. Toyota will make an investment of about $500 million and will value Uber at $72 billion to get self-driving cars on the road. Toyota aims to improve security and decrease transportation prices with this initiative. As for Uber, it’s a chance to redeem itself in the budding autonomous transportation sector. As a part of the alliance, Toyota will manufacture Sienna vehicles, which will be equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology, and another company will operate the fleet, said a source familiar with the project. The third partner has yet to be identified. Consumers can expect “mass-production” of self-driving vehicles that would be deployed on Uber’s ride sharing network. Source: After Uber withdrew its self-driving cars owing to the autonomous Uber SUV that killed a pedestrian in a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, in March, the investment is a ray of hope for the company and its users. With this, Uber consumers’ growing apprehension that Uber is pulling out of the self-driving car space will be finally put to rest. As for the Uber’s investors, this collaboration will come as a relief especially after it was reported earlier this month that Uber was sinking around $1m-$2m into its autonomy work every single day thanks to the fatal crash and the expensive lawsuit that followed. This $500 billion project is expected to be piloted in 2021. The potential of self-driving cars to power car-sharing services represents a major challenge in an industry dominated by individual car ownership. For Toyota, it presents an opportunity to reinvent itself from a car maker to a mobility platform. “This agreement and investment marks an important milestone in our transformation to a mobility company as we help provide a path for safe and secure expansion of mobility services like ride-sharing.”-Shigeki Tomoyama, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Corporation Toyota has been lagging behind in the scene of self driving cars, while Uber’s troubled self-driving car efforts are in desperate need of external help. It would, therefore, be interesting to see how this joint collaboration works in favour of both, Toyota and Uber. For more details on this story, head over to Fortune’s coverage of this news. Read Next Apple self-driving cars are back! VoxelNet may drive the autonomous vehicles MIT’s Duckietown Kickstarter project aims to make learning how to program self-driving cars affordable Tesla is building its own AI hardware for self-driving carslast_img read more

first_imgJust when Google is facing large walkouts and protests against its policies, another consumer group has lodged a complaint against Google’s user tracking. According to a report published by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Google is using various methods to encourage users to enable the settings ‘location history’ and ‘web and app activity’ which are integrated into all Google user accounts. They allege that Google is using these features to facilitate targeted advertising. BEUC and its members including those from the Czech Republic, Greece, Norway, Slovenia, and Sweden argue that what Google is doing is in breach of the GDPR. Per the report, BEUC says “We argue that consumers are deceived into being tracked when they use Google services. This happens through a variety of techniques, including withholding or hiding information, deceptive design practices, and bundling of services. We argue that these practices are unethical, and that they in our opinion are in breach of European data protection legislation because they fail to fulfill the conditions for lawful data processing.” Android users are generally unaware of the fact that their Location History or Web & App Activity is enabled. Google uses a variety of dark patterns, to collect the exact location of the user, including the latitude (e.g. floor of the building) and mode of transportation, both outside and inside, to serve targeted advertising. Moreover, there is no real option to turn off Location History, only to pause it. Even if the user has kept Location History disabled, their location will still be shared with Google through Web & App Activity. “If you pause Location history, we make clear that — depending on your individual phone and app settings — we might still collect and use location data to improve your Google experience.” said a Google spokesman to Reuters. “These practices are not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as Google lacks a valid legal ground for processing the data in question. In particular, the report shows that users’ consent provided under these circumstances is not freely given,” BEUC, speaking on behalf of the countries’ consumer groups, said. Google claims to have a legitimate interest in serving ads based on personal data, but the fact that location data is collected, and how it is used, is not clearly expressed to the user. BEUC calls out Google saying that the company’s legitimate interest in serving advertising as part of its business model overrides the data subject’s fundamental right to privacy. BEUC argues that in light of how Web & App Activity is presented to users, the interests of the data subject should take precedence. Reuters asked for comment on the consumer groups’ complaints to a Google spokesman. According to them, “Location History is turned off by default, and you can edit, delete, or pause it at any time. If it’s on, it helps to improve services like predicted traffic on your commute. We’re constantly working to improve our controls, and we’ll be reading this report closely to see if there are things we can take on board,”. People are largely supportive of BEUC on the allegations they made on Google. However, some people feel that it is just another attack on Google. If people voluntarily and most of them knowingly use these services and consent to giving personal information, it should not be a concern for any third party. “I can’t help but think that there’s some competitors’ money behind these attacks on Google. They provide location services which you can turn off or delete yourself, which is anonymous to anyone else, and there’s no evidence they sell your data (they just anonymously connect you to businesses you search for). Versus carriers which track you without an option to opt-in or out and actually do sell your data to 3rd parties.” “If the vast majority of customers don’t know arithmetic, then yes, that’s exactly what happened. Laws are a UX problem, not a theory problem. If most of your users end up getting deceived, you can’t say “BUT IT WAS ALL RIGHT THERE IN THE SMALL PRINT, IT’S NOT MY FAULT THEY DIDN’T READ IT!”. Like, this is literally how everything else works.” Read the full conversation on Hacker news. You may also go through the full “Every step you take” report published by BEUC for more information. Read Next Google employees join hands with Amnesty International urging Google to drop Project Dragonfly. Is Anti-trust regulation coming to Facebook following fake news inquiry made by a global panel in the House of Commons, UK? Google hints shutting down Google News over EU’s implementation of Article 11 or the “link tax”last_img read more

first_imgThe international community has depended on countries like Kenya and the Seychelles to prosecute pirates who attack off East Africa. Somalia has been in conflict for two decades, and piracy is one of few opportunities to make money.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Kenya’s Court of Appeal says the country’s courts have jurisdiction to try Somali pirates caught on international waters.In 2010, the High Court ruled that Kenyan courts can only deal with offenses that take place within the territorial jurisdiction of the country.On Thursday The Court of Appeal said universal jurisdiction allowed all states to prosecute pirates despite location of the offense and nationality of perpetrators. The judges say piracy off the coast of Somalia has affected economies of many nations, including Kenya, and they must ensure criminals have no safe haven. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more