Matrimonial property rights bill reintroduced

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–The Harper government has introduced a bill in the Senate to deal with matrimonial property rights.Bill S-2 is supposed to protect the rights of women and children living on reserve in the case of divorce.Reserves are not covered by provincial marriage laws and the Indian Act is silent on the subject.The bill was introduced in the Senate Wednesday.“It has been more than 25 years since the Supreme Court of Canada acknowledged that people living on reserves in Canada lack similar matrimonial real property rights and protections as other Canadians,” said Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan in a statement. “Our government is taking concrete action to address this unacceptable situation.”last_img read more

District of Taylor proclaims May as MS Month

first_imgSince 1948, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has been a leader in funding vital MS research into the cause, prevention and treatment of MS while providing services and support to people with MS and their families.Council accepted the proclamation and will be hoisting the flag on the flag pole outside of the District Office throughout the month of May. TAYLOR, B.C. – With May being MS Month at a Council Meeting, on Monday, the District of Taylor has proclaimed May to be MS Month.Sherri Mytopher, of the MS Society of Fort St. John, presented a request to Council to proclaim May as MS Month.“Members of the Northern Regional Chapter of the MS Society of Canada urge you to proclaim the month of May as MS Awareness Month in the District of Taylor in order to call attention to the exemplary efforts of the 100,000 Canadians who live every day with the challenge of this neurological disease. B.C. has the third highest concentration of people with MS in Canada.”last_img read more

Ebola 4500 deaths 9000 cases as WHO warns cases to increase

Geneva  – The death toll from the Ebola deadly virus outbreak has risen to 4,500 with the number of cases climbing to nearly 9,000, said the World Health Organization (WHO), warning that there could be up to 10,000 new cases per week in two months.For the last four weeks, there’s been about 1,000 new cases per week, including suspected, confirmed and probable cases, WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward pointed out, saying the virus has a 70 % death rate.Aylward said with this rate, Ebola is “a high mortality disease”, noting that the U.N. health agency is focused on trying to get sick people isolated and provide treatment as early as possible to reverse the outbreak. read more

Mobilization in Spain to Release a Saharawi Woman Held in Tndouf

Rabat – A petition has been launched on social networks to release Najiba Mohamed Belkacem, a Saharawi woman held in captivity by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps, since September 2013.In response to a call from her adoptive family in Huelva, a city in south-western Spain, Spanish activists are mobilizing in solidarity with this Spanish young woman of Sahrawi origins in order to exercise her rights of freedom and movement.Spanish NGOs and human right activists also called for the immediate release of Belkacem, affirming that “illegal confinement of a person is a serious criminal offense.” After the infamous case of Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who was detained in the Tindouf camps, located in south western Algeria, between August and September 2014, the Polisario front is once again involved in a new case of human rights violation.Signed by José Maria Contreras, Belkacem‘s adoptive father, the petition has gone viral on social media and widely reported in the Spanish media. A Facebook page named “Libertad para Nahjiba Mohamed Belkacem” was launched to show solidarity with the Sahrawi woman held by Polisario against her will.“We denounce the fact that the young Sahrawi Najiba Mohamed Belkacem is held against her will by her biological family,” the admin of the Facebook page states.In a telephone interview transcribed by the newspaper La Vanguardia, Najiba said: “They lied to me. They confiscated my travel documents (Algerian passport). I want my liberty, but they denied my right to freedom and held me in captivity against my will in the Tindouf camps where temperature reaches 50 degrees in the shade.”“Life is hell in here, people lack everything. I am asking for urgent intervention. I want to return to Spain,” Najiba added.The case of Najiba Mohamed Belkacem is but one example of what thousands of people are subject to, being held against their will in the Tindouf camps that lack the simple means of a decent living.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

UN agencies urge renewed efforts to end practice of son preference

“Sex selection in favour of boys is a symptom of pervasive social, cultural, political and economic injustices against women, and a manifest violation of women’s human rights,” says a statement issued by the agencies, which have reviewed the evidence behind the causes, consequences and lessons learned regarding “son preference.”Often under intense pressure to produce a son, women seek to discover the sex of a foetus through ultrasound. The discovery of a female foetus can then lead to its abortion. Sex selection can also take place before a pregnancy is established, or after the birth of a girl, through child neglect or infanticide, they add. Over decades, the practice has caused a sex-ratio imbalance in many countries particularly in South Asia, East Asia and Central Asia – with ratios in some places as high as 130 boys for every 100 girls. “There is huge pressure on women to produce sons… which not only directly affects women’s reproductive decisions, with implications for their health and survival, but also puts women in a position where they must perpetuate the lower status of girls through son preference,” they say. “It is also women who have to bear the consequences of giving birth to an unwanted girl child. These consequences can include violence, abandonment, divorce or even death,” according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the World Health Organization (WHO).The imbalance between the number of men and women owing to sex selection can in some areas lead to the trafficking of women for forced marriages from other regions or the sharing of brides among brothers, the agencies point out.“Renewed and concerted efforts are needed by governments and civil society to address the deeply rooted gender discrimination which lies at the heart of sex selection,” the experts noted.They propose concrete steps to tackle the problem, including the collection of more reliable data on the extent of the problem and the factors driving it; guidelines on the use of technology for health professionals; supportive measures for girls and women, such as incentives for families with only daughters; and other legal and awareness-raising actions. 14 June 2011Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouring boys, a common practice in many parts of South, East and Central Asia that they say fuels a culture of discrimination and violence. read more

Sri Lanka UN experts denounce murders of aid workers as numbers of

The news comes as three UN human rights experts condemned a recent wave of killings across Sri Lanka that has included the execution-style murders of 17 aid workers.UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters at a briefing in Geneva that more than 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have had to take shelter in Trincomalee district, scene to some of the worst clashes in recent weeks.She said the number of IDPs has swelled in the past few days, partly because local authorities have re-established contact with areas previously in the front line of fierce fighting between Government forces and members of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). On Tuesday, before that contact was made, authorities had estimated the number of IDPs at about 21,000.UNHCR is dispatching cooking sets, plastic sheeting, hygiene kits and other items to the affected areas, often in cooperation with local branches of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Ms. Pagonis said the relief effort is also focusing on delivering water, sanitation and medical services to IDPs, especially in Kantale, where overcrowding has been reported.But UN agencies remain unable to secure access to some parts of Trincomalee district, including the towns of Muttur and Seruwila and the division of Eachchilampattai, where civilians have reportedly become trapped by the fighting.Ms. Pagonis added that UNHCR is alarmed by reports that as many as 4,000 people have fled further south to Vaharai on the northern border of neighbouring Batticaloa district.“We have been unable access the area for the last two weeks, but reports indicate the situation for IDPs in the division is deteriorating and urgent assistance is required,” she said.The recent surge of violence has included the killings of 17 workers from the NGO Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) on Sunday and the death of two civilians in a car bombing in the capital, Colombo, on Tuesday.In a statement issued today, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on human rights defenders Hina Jilani, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary executions, Philip Alston, and the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, expressed alarm at the growing violence, especially the killing of the aid workers.“The deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers is a serious violation of the basic principles of international human rights and humanitarian law and the Declaration of Human Rights,” they said.Calling for an immediate and independent inquiry into the aid workers’ murder, the three experts welcomed the Sri Lankan Government’s promise to conduct such a probe and its request for Australia to send a forensic expert to assist the investigation.The experts said the Muslim population in Muttur has suffered disproportionately in the recent fighting, which has “created a climate of fear making life intolerable” for locals and imperilled the local water supply.They urged Colombo and the LTTE “to immediately halt the violence, the deliberate targeting of civilians and promptly return to negotiations to solve this current impasse.”Special rapporteurs are unpaid experts serving in an independent personal capacity who received their mandate from the defunct UN Commission on Human Rights and who will now report to the recently established and enhanced Human Rights Council. read more

How The Spurs Turned It Around

According to our projections, the San Antonio Spurs currently have an 87 percent chance to make their 22nd consecutive playoff appearance. But only two months ago, our projections gave them just a 4 percent chance of making the postseason while they were struggling with new players and a bad defense. In the video above, Chris Herring walks through what’s changed for San Antonio and where things stand for the franchise as we march toward the playoffs.

Mens Hockey No 7 Ohio State to play Michigan State in final

Ohio State redshirt junior defender Wyatt Ege eyes a shot on goal during the first period of Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Minnesota on Feb. 15. Ohio State lost 4-3. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternRight after winning the Big Ten regular season, the No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team (19-8-5, 12-6-4 Big Ten) will play its final regular season game when it hosts Michigan State (11-16-5, 7-11-4 Big Ten) this weekend.Ohio State has once again dropped in the USCHO polls, this time falling from No. 6 to No. 7. Michigan State, meanwhile, remains unranked in the USCHO polls, but has been consistently ranked last in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes went from a seven-game winning streak to hitting a bump in the season recently, having lost three straight games followed by a tie. The tie in the record books was an overtime win against Michigan in the Big Ten standings, giving Ohio State enough points to clinch the conference regular season title.Michigan State has also had a rough patch recently, having won only one of its past five games.Senior defenseman Sasha Larocque believes Ohio State is taking its recent Big Ten regular season win and turning that into positive momentum going into the weekend.“You play some great teams, you play good games and it doesn’t always go your way,” Larocque said. “To win something like [the Big Ten regular season title] the way we did, it is definitely good and should help morale and help us push through.”While the Buckeyes lead the Spartans in offense, defense and win percentage, Michigan State has a higher power play percentage, ranking No. 8 nationally with a 23.89 percent success rate.Head coach Steve Rohlik said Ohio State will need to avoid the penalty box in order to counter the Spartans’ major strength.“We’re going to have to be at our best,” Rohlik said. “We certainly have to be more disciplined than we were this weekend as far as penalties go. The best way to kill their power plays is to stay out of the box.”Michigan State is led by junior forward Taro Hirose, who currently leads the nation with 35 assists and 50 points overall this season. While Hirose is a major contributor, Rohlik believes the entire Michigan State offense is what the Buckeyes should really worry about. “We can’t just try to stop him,” Rohlik said. “That whole line: People forget how good they are. They work extremely hard.” Senior forward Mason Jobst agrees with Rohlik’s sentiment.“They have some very high-end, skilled guys,” Jobst said. “That top line is as good as any other line in the entire country so when it comes to shutting those guys down it’s very important; they’re very good.”No. 7 Ohio State takes on Michigan State for its final regular season games of the season this weekend at the Schottenstein Center. The games begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. read more

Le chewinggum une cause de migraine

first_imgLe chewing-gum, une cause de migraine ?Selon une étude israélienne, mâcher du chewing-gum serait à l’origine de maux de tête chez certains adolescents. Pour soulager les migraines, il suffirait alors de cesser de mastiquer.Lumière trop vive, odeur trop forte, endroit trop confiné, il existe de nombreux facteurs pouvant déclencher des maux de tête. Et si le chewing-gum venait se rajouter à la liste ? C’est ce que suggère une nouvelle étude israélienne publiée dans la revue Pediatric Neurology et dirigée par le Dr Nathan Watemberg de l’Université de Tel Aviv. En consultation, ce médecin s’est aperçu que les jeunes personnes qu’il recevait et qui étaient adeptes de la gomme à mâcher présentaient souvent des céphalées chroniques. Pour confirmer le lien, le Dr Watemberg a donc décidé de mener une étude. Avec ses collègues, il a recruté 30 adolescents présentant des céphalées chroniques et qui consommaient du chewing-gum de 1 à 6 heures par jour. Ils leur ont demandé de cesser leur consommation pendant un mois. Résultat, 19 des sujets auraient rapporté une disparition totale des maux de tête et sept ont signalé une diminution de sa fréquence et de son intensité. Après ce constat très significatif, les 26 participants ont accepté de reprendre leur habitude de mâcher du chewing-gum et les douleurs sont réapparues peu après chez tous les candidats.Une articulation trop sollicitée ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce n’est pas la première fois que ce lien est mis en évidence, toutefois son origine reste relativement floue. Certains ont par le passé évoqué le rôle de l’aspartame. Toutefois, cet édulcorant est également présent dans de nombreuses boissons dont les adolescents n’étaient pas privés durant l’expérience. Selon Nathan Watemberg, c’est en fait la sollicitation excessive de l’articulation temporo-mandibulaire (située entre la mâchoire inférieure et l’os de la tempe) qui serait à l’origine des douleurs. “C’est la jointure la plus sollicitée du corps”, rappelle le médecin. Aussi, utiliser encore davantage cette articulation en mâchant du chewing-gum conduirait à une fatigue, source de maux de tête. “Tous les docteurs savent qu’une utilisation excessive de cette articulation peut causer des maux de tête”, explique le Dr Watemberg qui conseille donc aux adolescents qui souffrent de céphalées chroniques d’arrêter les chewing-gums.Le 23 décembre 2013 à 20:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Winnie the Poohs RealLife Hundred Acre Wood Forest Goes Up in Flames

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target U.K. police are investigating a fire that occurred in Ashdown Forest, a lush green area that inspired Winnie the Pooh’s fictional home the “Hundred Acre Wood.”On April 28, at approximately 9:30 p.m., firefighters from the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and other departments rushed to the scene and used all-terrain vehicles to access the area and fight the flames, Newsweek reported. A statement from the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were battling flames that covered 14 acres and the incident required six fire engines, four Land Rovers, a water carrier, and a control unit.Crews working hard in arduous conditions. Crews from @EastSussexFRS @WestSussexFire and @sussex_police including the drone and superbly supported by @Sussex_Fire_999 pic.twitter.com/f7ZXtA0rXk— Hannah Scott-Youldon (@HSYouldon) April 28, 2019At around 10 a.m. this morning, the flames subsided and most of the firefighters left the scene, however, officials said they would have to come back during the day to “re-inspect” the affected area. Authorities don’t know what caused the blaze and are still investigating the situation.Mobilised 01:03 As Relief Crew to MP12, Ashdown Forest. Hard work for those involved, some the crew now off to work for the day. #oncalllife pic.twitter.com/5KS9oqNZta— Burwash Fire Station (@BurwashFireStn) April 29, 2019“We received numerous calls at 9:30 last night from members of the public and the police regarding a fire in the Ashdown Forest,” Andrew Gausden, incident commander for the service, said in the press statement. “The fire took hold quickly and was significant with approximately 15 hectares alight in a valley area behind the back of Duddleswell.”He added, “We do not know the cause of the fire yet. We are working closely with Sussex Police and the Ashdown Forest Rangers to investigate the cause. We are not looking at it being a deliberate fire at this time.  Investigations will take place over the next few days.”In 1925, A.A. Milne, the author of the book Winnie the Pooh, bought a farm on the edge of Ashdown Forest, which is located in East Sussex, as a weekend home for his family, Atlas Obscura reported. In 1926, he published Winnie the Pooh and the cute novel features the “Hundred Acre Wood,” which is based on an area in Ashdown Forest. In the book, Christopher Robin and the famous plush bear would go on fun adventures in this special green space.More on Geek.com:Alligators Captured After Firefighters Mistake It for Unconscious PersonBobcat That Survived California Wildfire Gives Birth to KittensNotre Dame’s 180,000 Bees Survive Cathedral Firelast_img read more

Ministry of Grand Bahama to fall under Prime Ministers Office

first_img Related Items:#KwasiThompsonMinisterOfGrandBahama, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 19th 2017 – Nassau –  Newly elected Grand Bahama Minister, Kwasi Thompson says the Ministry of Grand Bahama, will now be incorporated into the Office of the Prime Minister.   The minister speaking at a press conference after he was briefed on the happenings of his ministry says this was necessary as it will serve “as more beneficial to the work performed in Grand Bahama.While he underscored the importance of Grand Bahama to the Prime Minister, he says bringing it under the Office of the Prime Minister will assist in ensuring smoother and more effective processing of major investments for Grand Bahama.As a result, Thompson says it will allow for “quicker processing for investments and if it is done quicker, that means that more jobs would be done and be available at a more expeditious rate.”   Thompson adds that the prime minister will have greater oversight of Grand Bahama.Meanwhile, the Grand Bahama Minister says he will commence the process of meeting with investors, vital to the economic recovery of Grand Bahama.   He pointed to the creation of private sector long term employment as a priority for his office there.Thompson says a new budget is in the works, and will be prepared and submitted for approval within two weeks, as part of government’s plan to implement aspects of its manifesto during budget period.Thompson was sworn in on Monday as Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister#MagneticMediaNews#KwasiThompsonMinisterOfGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Activists march amid calls for release of Seaquarium killer whale

first_imgVIRGINIA KEY, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida activists came together, Saturday, to call for the release of Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium’s longtime killer whale, from her home of nearly five decades.Participants, who called the demonstration the “2017 Miracle March for Lolita,” said the 50-year-old marine mammal has been forced to live in isolation for more than 30 years inside an illegally small tank.“We have hopes for her to be released into a sea pen sanctuary back in her native waters of the Pacific Northwest, over in Washington, where she will have the support of her mother, Ocean Sun, which is alive and thriving,” said activist Karina Dionne.Andrew Hertz, the Miami Seaquarium’s general manager, responded to the protest on Saturday with a statement that reads: “It would be reckless and cruel to jeopardize Lolita’s health and safety by moving her from her home of 47 years. Miami Seaquarium is not willing to experiment with her life in order to appease a fringe group.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Organic salad recalled after dead bats found inside packages

first_img(WSVN) – A brand of salad sold at Wal-Mart is being recalled after dead bats were found inside two packages sold in Florida.Fresh Express is pulling its Organic Marketside Spring Mix from Wal-Mart locations across the Southeast after dead bats were found in two packages in Florida.Both people who ate the salad are reportedly being treated for potential exposure to rabies but are expected to be OK.According to the CDC, the recalled salads have a best-by date of April 14, 2017.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Housewife found dead in Savar

first_imgPolice recovered the body of a houseiwfe from a house in Khaguria area of Bhakurta union in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Saturday morning–reports UNB.The deceased is Salma Akhter, 17.Sujan Biswas, sub-inspector of a police outpost in the union, said family members found the body in her room in the morning and informed police.Later, police recovered the body.Victim’s husband went into hiding after the incident.It could be said after investigation whether the incident was a murder or a suicide, said the SI.last_img read more

PaturiaDaulatdia ferry service resume after 2hr

first_imgFerry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma river resumed after two-hour disruption on Saturday morning due to dense fog, reports UNB.The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route at 6:00am due to blurred visibility caused by dense fog, said BIWTC Aricha Sector manager Salahuddin.Later, the ferry services resumed around 9:00 am as the fog disappeared.last_img

MIT to Launch Dystopian Internet Game on Halloween

first_img MIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven GarmentsMIT, IBM Train AI to Create and Edit Fake Images Stay on target MIT’s 2018 Halloween experiment could be a devious trick or a brilliant treat.From the neural network that brought you the terror-inducing Nightmare Machine and macabre storyteller Shelley comes BeeMe — the first reality augmented game.“In times where algorithms make most of our decisions for us, one individual will entirely give up their free will for a day, to be guided by a large crowd of users through an epic quest to defeat an evil AI,” according to the MIT Media Lab project page.The mass online social exercise, dubbed “BeeMe,” begins on Oct. 31 at 11 p.m. ET.A screenshot from the BeeMe mass online social experiment (via MIT)“The event will follow the story of an evil AI by the name of Zookd, who has accidentally been released online,” Niccolò Pescetelli, who studies collective intelligence at MIT Media Lab, told Business Insider. “Internet users will have to coordinate at scale and collectively help the actor (also a character in the story) to defeat Zookd.“If they fail, the consequences could be disastrous,” he added.It appears that anyone with an Internet connection and Web browser can join in, leading an anonymous trained actor through an undisclosed location via crowd-generated commands.A screenshot from the BeeMe mass online social experiment (via MIT)Participants will work collectively as a “hive,” submitting custom orders (“open the door,” “run away,” “get on the bus,” etc.) and voting up or down those directions, Reddit-style.This is not an IRL version of The Purge, though; there are limits to what people can suggest.“Anything that violates the law or puts the actor, their privacy, or their image in danger is strictly forbidden,” Pescetelli said. “Anything else is allowed. We are very curious about what [is] going to happen.”A screenshot from the BeeMe mass online social experiment (via MIT)The experiment is expected to last two hours, ending around 1 a.m. ET. But, Pescetelli admitted, “it will be the audience who ultimately decides” how long it continues. (Just keep in mind, folks, that Halloween is on a school night.)A livestream of the event will be broadcast online; follow the game, and its creators, on Twitter.“BeeMe will redefine the way in which we understand social interactions online and in real life,” the project page said. “It will push crowdsourcing and collective intelligence to the extreme to see where it breaks down.”A screenshot from the BeeMe mass online social experiment (via MIT)In 2016, MIT Media Lab and Data 61 used two deep-learning algorithms to transform what most humans perceive as “idyllic” scenes—an Ikea catalogue, the Taj Mahal—into a slaughterhouse or inferno.The team one-upped itself last year with the introduction of a Twitter-based AI inspired by Frankenstein author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.More spooky coverage on Geek.com:Creepy ‘Island of Dolls’ Is a Halloween Nightmare Come TrueBest Scary Podcasts to Get You Ready for Halloween7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were Greatlast_img read more

View Dynamic Glass system goes on public display w Video

first_img Explore further More information: www.viewglass.com//dynamic-glass.php Citation: View Dynamic Glass system goes on public display (w/ Video) (2012, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-view-dynamic-glass-video.html PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen View says its “dynamic” glass can switch from clear to tinted as needed, allowing the glass to manage light and delivering better power efficiencies, heat control and prevention of glare.The View Dynamic Glass has intelligence built in, where its installation comes with added low voltage wiring and control components so that transitions between clear and tinted can be had at all times. With windows wired, sensors carry occupancy, light and temperature signals. The windows can adjust to varied conditions. Manual adjustments can be made through a wall unit, web interface, or smartphone. The wall switch allows for the selection of dynamic tinting which may range from “clear” down to “dark tint” with intermediate steps in between. View says the glass is extremely durable. Play Credit: View, Inc. View’s glass system is promoted also on the appeal of less costs over time and less complexity. Unwanted heat and glare, according to View, have often resulted in design compromises. where architects and homebuilders have felt compelled to add blinds, external shading structures, and large heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Costs are shaved when there is no need for blinds but as importantly costs are realized when energy bills are shaved. The company claims that in a typical commercial installation, annual HVAC and lighting energy consumption is reduced by 20 percent while HVAC peak load is reduced by 25 percent.The longer-term savings may resonate with building designers and architects who are always interested in smart glass solutions for windows and skylights. View invites their interest in solving problems where “generous glazing” may provide plenty of natural light but also heat and glare. “They also commonly require expensive shading solutions and large, dedicated HVAC systems,” according to View. The View Dynamic Glass can adapt the tint level accordingly. The W Hotel in San Francisco is to showcase View’s glass in its lobby.This week another company, SAGE Electrochromics of Faribault, Minnesota, made their smart windows announcement of having shown “the world’s first dynamic glass window system that enables variable tint zones within a single pane of electrochromic glass.” The company’s Glass Control System can be programmed to work automatically with light sensors, or manually using push-button controls. Their “SageGlass” will ship next year, they said, when a new manufacturing plant starts commercial production.View has manufacturing facilities in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Researchers develop new reversible, green window technology © 2012 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Another step forward in the electrochromic glass trade is this week’s announcement by the Milpitas, California,- company View that its self-tinting window solution, called View Dynamic Glass, is ready for deployment. View’s team has also announced that the glass system is about to go on public display for the first time at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, running this week. Everyone likes to sit near a window until it gets too hot or bright, reminds View’s leaders, and therein lies the appeal of a newer breed of “smart” windows that adjusts to surrounding conditions. Credit: View, Inc. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Doctor killed in bike accident

first_imgKolkata: A junior doctor was killed in a road accident at Raiganj on Sunday late night.Police said the victim was a resident of Raiganj itself and he was a junior doctor of a medical college and hospital in Kolkata. He went to his home for a few days. Police came to know that he went to Raiganj Town from his residence on Sunday night and the accident took place when he was returning home. After preliminary investigation, police came to know that he was riding a motorbike and somehow his bike collided head on with another vehicle that was approaching from the opposite direction. Locals went to the spot and found him lying on the road with severe injuries. They took him to hospital where he was declared brought dead. Police suspect that the victim had received severe injuries and it resulted to his death. The body has been sent for an autopsy. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe offending vehicle with which the motorbike collided head on had somehow managed to flee. Locals urged the police to take necessary steps to check recurrence of such incidents. Police have taken several incidents to check road accidents in the area and have also undertaken many programmes to create awareness on road safety among people. Now the police are going to intensify the same. At the same time, the police will take necessary measures to check rash driving at night time.last_img read more

Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2018 release overview

first_imgMicrosoft Windows Security Updates June 2018 release overview by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2018 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: June 12, 2018 – 17 commentsIt is June 12, 2018 and that means it is time for another Microsoft Patch Day overview. Microsoft releases security updates for its products on the second Tuesday of every month.The overview offers information on all security and non-security updates that Microsoft released today as well as details about known issues, published security advisories, and the distribution of updates for all supported client and server operating systems and Microsoft’s browsers.The guide includes instructions on finding and download updates, direct download links for those that use them, and resource links pointing to Microsoft’s website for further details on individual patches and the release in general.As always, feel free to share your experience in the comment section below.Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2018Click on the following link to download an Excel spreadsheet listing all released security updates for Microsoft products on the June Patch Day: june-2018-security-updates-windows.zipExecutive SummaryMicrosoft released security updates for all client and server operating systems that are supported by the company.All versions of Windows are affected by at least one critical security vulnerability.Support for Speculative Store Bypass Disable (SSBD) was added but is not enabled by default. See notes below.Microsoft released security updates for the following products as well: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash Player.Operating System DistributionWindows 7: 9 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical and 7 important.Windows 8.1: 8 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical and 6 important.Windows 10 version 1607: 25 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 21 important.Windows 10 version 1703: 25 vulnerabilities of which 3 are rated critical and 22 important.Windows 10 version 1709: 27 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 23 important.Windows 10 version 1803: 26 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 22 important.Windows Server productsWindows Server 2008 R2: 9 vulnerabilities which 2 are rated critical and 7 important.Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2: 8 vulnerabilities which 2 are rated critical and 6 important.Windows Server 2016: 24 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 22 important.Other Microsoft ProductsInternet Explorer 11: 4 vulnerabilities, 2 critical, 2 importantMicrosoft Edge: 7 vulnerabilities, 3 critical, 4 importantWindows Security UpdatesNotesWindows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 systems need KB4132216 prior to installing the June 2016 update.To protect against CVE-2017-5715, Windows Server admins need to consult KB4072698. Client versions are protected automatically.To protect against CV-2017-5754, Windows Server admins need to consult KB4072698. Client versions are protected automatically.To protect against CVE-2018-3639, Windows Server admins and Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 admins need to consult ADV180012.Check out our instructions on adding the protection here.KB4284867 — Windows 7 SP1 Security-only updateKB4284826 — Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup updateIncreased Internet Explorer cookie limit from 50 to ? (Microsoft does not mention the new limit).Improve reliability of Internet Explorer when using geolocation.KB4284878 — Windows 8.1 SP1 Security-only updateKB4284815 — Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup updateBlocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present.Increases IE’s 50 cookie limit.Improves IE geolocation.Permits band-capable disks with one partition and MSR to convert to dynamic disk.KB4284880 — Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016Performance improvementsBlocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present.Fixed stop error E1 issue when booting with Unified Write Filter and a connected USB hub.Permits band-capable disks with one partition and MSR to convert to dynamic disk.IE cookie limit increased from 50.KB4284874 — Windows 10 version 1703 cumulative updatePerformance improvementsFixed a mobile-only issue where Enterprise files could be saved as personal files with Windows Information Protection policy enabled.Same firmware issue as described above.Same E1 stop error issue as above.Same IE cookie limit increase.KB4284819 — Windows 10 version 1709 cumulative updatePerformance improvements.Fixed Edge issue that caused incorrect responses to XML requests.SameSite cookie web standard in IE and Edge.Addressed IE version that prevents the browser from using an updated version of location services.Blocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present.KB4284835 — Windows 10 version 1803 cumulative updateIncludes fix for Intuit QuickBooks.Support for SameSite cookie web standard in IE and Edge.Addressed IE version that prevents the browser from using an updated version of location services.Fixed a gaming related issues that would hide certain dialogs if a system was connected to monitors that support interlaced displayed formats.Addressed an issue with brightness controls on laptops.Fixed GameBar failed to launch issue.Blocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present. Admins maysuspend Bitlocker to install the firmware.install firmware updates before the next OS startup.restart the device so that Bitlocker does not remain in suspended state.Fixed Black Screen issue when booting the opreating system.KB4230450 — Internet Explorer Cumulative update – The standalone update is not applicable for installation on devices that have the June 2018 updates (or later) installed already.KB4093227 — Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) denial of service vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.KB4130956 — Remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.KB4230467 — Security update for vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2008.KB4234459 –Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.KB4284846 — Security-only update for Windows Server 2012.KB4284855 — Monthly Rollup for Windows Server 2012KB4293928 — Security Update for Windows XP EmbeddedKB4294413 — Security update for the HIDParser elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows Server 2008, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 2009Known IssuesWindows 7 SP1:Stop error on computer systems that don’t support SIMD or SSE2.The network interface controller will stop working after you apply the update because of “an issue with Windows and third-party software that is related to a missing file (oem.inf)”.Workaround: Start devmgmt.msc and select Action > Scan for Hardware Changes.Alternative workaround: Right-click the device in the Device Manager and select Update. Then “search automatically for updated driver software” or “Browse my computer for driver software”.Windows 10 version 1607, Windows Server 2016:Reliability issues have been observed during the creation of shielded VMs and the required artifacts for their deployment. There are also reliability issues for the Shielding File Wizard with or without the SCVMM interface.Note: Existing shielded VMs and HGSs are not affected.Windows 10 version 1709:Issues with some non-English platforms where a few strings may be displayed in English instead of the selected interface language.Windows 10 version 1803:Some users may receive “An invalid argument was supplied” when accessing files from a shared folder using the SMBv1 protocol.Workaround: Enable a different protocol version on client and server. See KB2696547.Security advisories and updatesADV180012 — Microsoft Guidance for Speculative Store BypassADV180013 — Microsoft Guidance for Rogue System Register ReadADV180014 — June 2018 Adobe Flash Security UpdateNon-security related updatesKB4091666 — Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1507.KB4091663 — Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1703.KB4090007 — Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1709 and Windows Server 2016.KB4100347 — Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1803 and Windows Server 2016.KB4284848 — Windows 10 version 1803 and Windows Server 2016KB4293700 — Critical compatibility update for upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1709KB4293701 — Compatibility update for upgrading to Windows 10 version 1803KB890830 — Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – June 2018KB4338548 — Update for Windows 10 version 1803. Fixes a issue in QuickBooks Desktop; QuickBooks multi-user mode service fails to start with error “Windows could not start the QuickBooksDBXX service on Local Computer.” and “Error 193: 0xc1”KB4100403 — Update for Windows 10 version 1803.  KB4100403 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803. Fixes various issues.KB4103714 — Update for Windows 10 version 1709.  See KB4103714 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709. Fixes various issues.KB4103722 — Update for Windows 10 version 1703.KB4103720 — Update for windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016. See Windows 10 version 1703 and 1607 updates KB4103722 and KB4103720. Fixes lots of issues.Microsoft Office UpdatesCheck out the June 2018 non-security updates overview for Office here. What follows is the list of released security updates for Microsoft Office products.Office 2016KB4022174 — Fixes a security issue in Excel 2016.KB4022177 — Fixes a security issue in Outlook 2016.KB4022160 — Fixes a security issue in Outlook 2016.Office 2013KB4022191 — Patches a security issue in Excel 2013.KB4022182 — Fixes a security issue in Office 2013.KB4018387 — Fixes a security issue in Office 2013.KB4022169 — Fixes a security issue in Outlook 2013.Office 2010KB4022209 — Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Excel 2010.KB4022199 — Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Office 2010.KB3115248 — Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Office 2010.KB3115197 — Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Office 2010.KB4022205 — Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Outlook 2010.KB4011186 — Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Publisher 2010.How to download and install the June 2018 security updatesNote: Please back up your system partition or entire device before you install Windows updates. Things may go wrong and a backup ensures that you can restore the previous version.Windows users and admins have several ways to obtain updates and install these on supported devices.The default option for Home users is to use Windows Update but there are also options to download updates individually from the Microsoft Update Catalog website or through the use of third-party tools like Windows Update MiniTool.Windows Update checks for updates regularly and will download and install them automatically by default on most systems.Do the following to run a manual update check:Tap on the Windows-key to open the Start Menu.Type Windows Updates and select the result.Click on the “check for updates” button if the update check is not run automatically.Note: If you use Windows 10, checking for updates may find new feature updates for Windows 10. If you don’t want those, either configure Windows to postpone feature updates by switching from Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) to Semi-Annual Channel under Advanced Options in Settings > Update & Security.Direct update downloadsUpdates for all supported versions of Windows may also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Just click on the direct links below to do so.Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SPKB4284826 — 2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7KB4284867 — 2018-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4284815 — 2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1KB4284878 — 2018-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 (version 1607)KB4284880 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607Windows 10 (version 1703) KB4284874 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703Windows 10 (version 1709)KB4284819 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709Windows 10 (version 1803)KB4284835 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709Additional resourcesJune 2018 Security Updates release notesList of software updates for Microsoft productsSecurity Updates GuideMicrosoft Update Catalog siteOur in-depth Windows update guideHow to install optional updates on Windows 10Windows 10 Update HistoryWindows 8.1 Update HistoryWindows 7 Update History SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Windows Security Updates June 2018 release overviewDescriptionMicrosoft released security and non-security updates for client and server versions of Windows and other products on the June 2018 Patch Day.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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