first_imgJean-Raymond Boulle, the successful mining entrepreneur, founder and principle shareholder of Titanium Resources Group is be made a Commander of the Order of the Rokel, the highest order of merit to be awarded by the country of Sierra Leone. The award will be made to Boulle by His Excellency Alhadji Ahmad Tejan, the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.The award recognizes the immensely valuable contribution that Boulle has made to the country and people of Sierra Leone over a 30 year time span. Boulle’s faith in its people to rebuild their lives and the country following the end of the civil war gave him the confidence to invest and keep investing in the country since 1999. At that time, general perception was that Sierra Leone represented too high a risk to justify investment. However Boulle ignored the general perception and invested many millions of dollars in purchasing 100% of the Sierra Rutile and Sierra Minerals mines. Throughout the horrific civil war Boulle, through his private companies, continued to support the local community by providing funding for agriculture, aquiculture, schools and medical care.In August 2005, Boulle listed Titanium Resources on AIM and raised $100 million for the company to accelerate and expand production at the mine. In addition, the company secured a loan from the EU of €25 million. This was the largest financing in the history of Sierra Leone and placed the country firmly back on the map and open for business at the most crucial moment in its recent history, i.e. the onset of peace. Since the successful restart of both the rutile and bauxite operations during the first quarter of 2006, Titanium Resources has become Sierra Leone’s biggest employer and its major exporter and generator of foreign revenue. Titanium Resources is of great importance to Sierra Leoneans, both symbolically and economically and the company’s continued success will ensure that Sierra Leone remains an attractive target for foreign investment. Boulle recognizes that the long term success of Titanium Resources relies intimately upon the maintenance of strong equitable and lasting relationships with the people of Sierra Leone. To help ensure that this happens, the Titanium Resources Group Foundation was established to liaise with and support the local community in the areas where the company operates. Boulle is credited with the discovery and financing of a number of multi-billion dollar mines worldwide. He was the Founder, Chairman, CEO and a major shareholder of Diamond Fields Resources. Diamond Fields, a Toronto listed public company, achieved prominence in 1994 when it discovered one of the world’s largest and richest nickel, copper and cobalt orebodies at Voisey’s Bay in Labrador, Canada. In 1996, Diamond Fields sold the Voisey’s Bay deposit to Inco for C$4.3 billion.The Jean-Raymond Boulle Corp is also a major shareholder (together with the Government of Mauritius) in the largest and most successful sugar estate and mills in Mauritius. It is the largest shareholder in Madagascar Resources, a company which has recently made a world class discovery of smelter grade ilmenite in southwestern Madagascar, called the Toliara sands project. The company is further involved in numerous mining programmes in Africa and worldwide, for a variety of commodities including nickel, copper, cobalt, zinc and gold.last_img read more

first_imgIf you were too busy prepping your Super Bowl menu this week to take a break and check out what’s happening on Twitter, we’ve got you covered. We took a look at what was trending the most on Twitter this week and compiled a nice little list for you to peruse at your leisure. You don’t want to show up at work on Monday a week behind the news, do you?Here are the top trending Twitter topics for the week ending on February 4: 1. Egypt ProtestsThere have been large-scale protests in Cairo’s “Freedom” Square calling for the end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship. Internet connections to Egypt were completely cut off, as well as complete telecommunications, and media blackout. Many journalists have been assaulted or detained. #Mubarak, #Jan252. February WishesPeople are tweeting what they wish for in the month of February. I’d say a lot of these wishes should be related to the above trend. #februarywish3. Britney Spears / Femme Fatale No, it has nothing to do with the Velvet Underground song, Britney Spears announced the name of her new album, and it’s “Femme Fatale.” #FemmeFataleCheck out the rest of the list after the jump! 4. Punxsutawney PhilWednesday, February 2, is Groundhog Day in the USA. Everyone’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did not see his shadow meaning spring is on the way. Thank god. #PunxsutawneyPhil5. Questions I Don’t LikePeople are tweeting questions they don’t like because they’re embarrassing, personal, rude, or insulting. #questionsidontlike6. White StripesThe band the White Stripes announced their break-up. Fans everywhere tweeted their disappointment. We’ll just have to listen to the same six albums from here on out. #whitestripes7. Famous LiesPeople are tweeting famous lies — both real and imagined. A widely retweeted one came from @TWlTTERWHALE: “I have read and agree to the terms of use”#famouslies8. SAG AwardsThe Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV & Film) were broadcast on Sunday, January 30. Actress @Angie_Harmon live-tweeted the event. #sagawards9. I Can’t Date YouPeople are giving reasons why they can’t date someone and tweeting things people do to make someone not want to date them. #icantdateyou10. John BarryComposer John Barry, famous for his work on Born Free, Midnight Cowboy and the James Bond films, has died aged 77 of a heart attack. #johnbarrylast_img read more

first_imgRapidShare is one of the most well known file storage and transfer services on the web. But today it’s angered a lot of users by introducing severe new limits on free account downloads. Remember the days of dial-up Internet? Well, RapidShare is taking free account holders back to those days by limiting downloads speeds to just 30kb/s. If that wasn’t enough to make that multi-gigabyte file download painful, if it stops downloading for some reason e.g. your connection times out, you no longer have the option to resume as that feature has been disabled.As a final kick in the teeth for free users, it looks as though RapidShare has also introduced pauses to every download. So while it may look like a download has stalled, it is in fact RapidShare pausing the download on purpose, which makes downloading take even longer.Of course, there is a very easy way to bypass all these problems: pay for a premium RapidPro account. It looks as if all these hurdles to downloading using a free account are meant to act as a big hint to users that they should upgrade and pay for the privilege of using the service. I suspect many users won’t take the hint and instead will look to other services for downloading and sharing large files. After all, RapidPro isn’t exactly cheap. 30 days costs $12.90, 150 days is $39, or you can get 2 years access for $130.RapidShare will no doubt monitor how the changes to the free account impact use and upgrades. If they see more people leaving than upgrading, I’m sure the download speed cap will be increased and resume functionality re-implemented.Read more at ghacks.netlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek tourism has exceeded 17 million foreign arrivals on an annual basis for the first time ever, without even having to wait for 2013 to end. The record is not expected to last for long, though, as 2014 is promising to be an even better year in terms of holidaymaker numbers. Data released by the Bank of Greece showed that the number of arrivals from abroad grew 15.5 per cent in the first 10 months of the year from the same period in 2012 to reach 17.08 million. According to the Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE), the latest estimate for the whole of the calendar year is a total of 17.7 million visitors to Greece. The all-time record for tourism revenues, dating from 2008, is also expected to be broken this year, as revenues (including from cruise tourism) up to the end of October had already come to 11.6 billion euros – just a few million short of the record for the whole of 2008 – posting annual growth of 14.8 per cent. The revenues record will certainly be smashed with the inclusion of the data for the last couple of months of the year. The biggest increase in arrivals in the year to end-October was from Russia (55.2 per cent), as tourists from that country numbered 1.34 million. Arrivals from the US grew 29.2 per cent to reach 434,500, from France the total rose by 18.4 per cent to come to 1.13 million, while from Germany they climbed by 7.6 per cent to 2.2 million. Arrivals from Britain fell 4.6 per cent to 1.8 million. October arrivals reached an all-time record for the 10th month of the year, rising 18.1 per cent from 2012 to reach 1.54 million. All signs point to an even better year in 2014 for tourism both in terms of arrivals and revenues. Bookings via foreign tour operators are up and their representatives are already making estimates for additional growth in arrivals. Furthermore, air carriers have planned for 1 million additional seats to Greece for 2014. The Greek presidency of the European Union in the first half of this year will also add to the country’s positive publicity. Sector professionals said that the only way for the country not to witness a rise in tourism would be a return to political instability. In Cyprus, arrivals from abroad in the first 11 months of the year fell 2.5 per cent on an annual basis to 2.41 million, according to the island’s statistical service. Source: ekathimerinilast_img read more

first_imgASA/WISHH recently organized several animal feed activities in Cambodia. U.S. soybean and soybean meal exports to Cambodia grew from zero in 2010, to over 52,000 MT in marketing year 2017. U.S. soy exports are expected to continue to grow to Cambodia given a growing population and growing economy, which lead to an increasing demand for protein in the country.Last week, ASA/WISHH Division Director Alan F. Poock and In-Country Representative Sambath Sak met with the five participants who attended the September customized animal feed course held at the Northern Crops Institute and staff from CE SAIN, which is conducting the animal feeding demonstrations at two locations. Dr. Bob Swick, an animal feed technical consultant, met with animal feed mills on feed formulation, production and safety during his trip.The week’s highlight was the animal feed conference, which was attended by over 45 feed industry representatives.  A wide range of topics were covered, including how to buy U.S. soy products, the benefits of using U.S. soybean meal and how to use extrusion in animal feed production.Speakers included Poock, Scoular Business Manager Walter Lanza, Instra-Pro Sales Director Gregory Komnick  and Swick.The week’s activities were all funded by USDA’s Emerging Markets Program (EMP).last_img read more

first_imgThose trying to predict whether Washington lawmakers will dole out $450 million this year for the Columbia River Crossing might not be any more enlightened Monday, when House Republicans plan to unveil a package of transportation bills.Unlike the House Democrats’ transportation package, a funding proposal that specifically marks $450 million for the CRC project, the Republicans’ bill package is not about funding projects. Instead, it focuses on proposed reforms aimed at reducing the state’s transportation costs, said Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama.If those savings are achieved, Orcutt said, Republicans might be willing to put some of those savings toward the state’s most crucial transportation needs.“Bottom line: We’re trying to make taxpayer dollars go farther before we go farther into taxpayers’ pockets,” Orcutt said Friday. “If we can pass all of our reforms and get very significant savings, then we may be able to support a little bit of added revenue to address some of the most pressing transportation issues.”Specifics of the Republican’s transportation package won’t be available until Monday.During a press conference this week, House Republicans criticized the transportation plan proposed by their Democratic counterparts.The Democrats’ package would allocate nearly $10 billion to the transportation system and is projected to create 56,000 jobs during 10 years. It would be paid for by a gas tax increase of 2 cents every year for five years, a 0.07 percent excise tax on vehicles, bonds, and other fees.last_img read more

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Load More Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September Macau’s leading junket operator Suncity Group has revealed it will launch its new Sun Travel App in 2019, offering clients the opportunity to collect global travel information as part of the group’s plan to become an “all-round service platform integrating tourism, entertainment and gaming.”News of the Sun Travel App comes after Suncity hosted the “Suncity Group 12th Anniversary – Legendary Creations‧Infinite Innovation” gala dinner on Friday night at the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel. Guests were entertained throughout the evening by the likes of Hong Kong Cantopop Queen Sammi Cheng, Mainland’s famous singer Han Lei, “new godfather of rock music” Wang Feng, musician Tiger Hu, K-pop singer Ailee, singer Nick Chou and singer-songwriter LaLa Hsu from Taiwan. “New godfather of rock music” Wang Feng performed at Suncity Group’s 12th Anniversary gala dinnerExplaining its plans for 2019, Suncity said that “with full utilization of the geographical advantage in seven metropolises, the group will undergo drastic changes to become an all-round service platform integrating tourism, entertainment and gaming.“In addition, Suncity Group will revolutionize the membership system and proudly promote the world’s first integrated VIP loyalty program ‘Sun Supreme Club’ for selected members to enjoy exclusive services and products provided by all our subsidiary companies.”Among the other initiatives to be launched in 2019 will be a new signature brand, “Sun Kitchen”, in Australia which Suncity plans to develop as a restaurant chain encapsulating gourmet delicacies from around the globe.Suncity Group will also launch its first integrated resort, Hoiana, in Vietnam in October. 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macaulast_img read more

first_imgLike all magazine publishers, associations took a big hit five years ago. Coupled with rapidly evolving consumer habits and an ad community far less reliant on print, association publishers find themselves in a time of change. Users and potential use cases for the platforms are growing exponentially, but the business models that can sustain digital publishing for associations aren’t there yet. Digital media accounted for 8.3 percent of total revenue in 2013, down from an average of 8.9 percent over the last five years. FOLLOW THE MONEY DIGITAL TUMBLES, TOO Per member profit hasn’t fallen nearly as far as a result—it’s essentially unchanged since 2011 thanks to careful cost management. STABILITY AHEAD? The drops are significant, and they feed into a larger narrative about the economics of modern publishing, but print ads still make up more than half the publishing revenue for associations. Add in revenue from hard-copy subscriptions and, for some, single-copy sales, and print magazines make up three-quarters (or more) of publishing revenue. Print still drives the business. It’s
not going away soon and can’t be jettisoned lightly. “Sometimes [you’re forced] to take a larger, less media-centric view of situations,” says another. “[You’re often] competing with education and membership for money.” That consolidation has seen associations pivot away from what isn’t working and focus on their core products-namely, magazines and digital newsletters. Associations are actually producing more of each now, with both jumping 4 percent over the 2013 survey. The effects of that ad page drought are easy to see at the very ends of the spectrum. The percent- age of respondents who rely on print advertising for 100 percent
of their revenue has dipped to just 7 percent—a 5-year low—while those who don’t sell any print ad pages at all climbed to 5 percent—a recent high. So, where’s new money coming from instead? Pretty much everywhere else. Revenue from four of the five other categories tracked in the survey- paid subscriptions, events, data and info sales and “other” sources-were up from historical norms in 2013. With just one-fifth of respondents banking on an uptick in earnings, and most of those predicting gains of less than five percent, association publishers are clearly looking at growth prospects conservatively next year. Associations expect a rebound this year though, projecting digital sources will account for 9.3 percent of total earnings in 2014. Surprisingly, digital media was the one revenue source that joined print in a decline last year. Publishers are also doing a better job of getting creative with monetizing their audiences. Miscellaneous sources accounted for more than 10 percent of overall revenue, well above 5-year averages. Overall, mean revenue expectations are up slightly. As a whole, respondents anticipate industry revenue to increase 0.5 percent. That may not seem like much, but it’s the highest expected bump since 2012 (a big rebound year following the recession), and the third year in a row associations have expressed confidence in their prospects for the coming 12 months. That budget maintenance has taken on an increasingly important role for associations as well. Respondents’ organizations are relying on publishing revenue to a greater degree now than at any point over the last five years. As a percentage of total association revenue, publishing is expected to account for 21.3 percent of earnings in 2014. That portion has trickled down- ward since the late 2000s when it topped 60 percent, and has been consistently above 58 percent over the last five years. And publishers don’t think the slide will stop any time soon. Revenue from print ads is projected to drop another 1.2 percent for 2014. They’ve survived, but it hasn’t been easy. Creativity, cost cutting and a focus on core publishing products have kept margins relatively stable. Print revenue is still retreating however, and digital has been slow to pick up the slack. Meanwhile, production of digital editions, journals and newspapers has decreased. Fewer associations are seemingly willing to produce bespoke products for their industries, as well, with availability of miscellaneous products dropping more than 10 percent since 2010. center_img Association publishing challenges haven’t changed much in the last five years. Overall, associations expect to generate publishing revenue of
 $30.00 per member in 2014-down
 $2.25 from where it’s been over the last three years and $8.32 off its 5-year average. Lack of staffing ranked first, followed up by competition with for-prof- it publishers and a lack of editorial independence. Revenue from print advertising fell sharply from recent totals. Respondents say the category accounted for 54.7 percent of all earnings for association publishers. METHODOLOGY Fewer association publishers are optimistic about their revenue prospects than at any point since 2010, but a smaller number also expect declines next year. PRINT DOLLARS DROP…AGAIN PRODUCT OFFERINGS CONSOLIDATE Not many think the bottom will fall out either. Just 13 percent say revenue will decrease in 2014-a comparatively low total over the last five years. Many have been able to maintain 
margins with spending cuts as revenue has faded though. Per member spending has dropped even further 
than revenue over the last 5 years, 
down 28 percent versus a 21-percent 
decline for revenue. The expansion of ancillary ventures like events and data sets has taken away from the development of new publishing products like magazines and newspapers. In fact, the total universe of publishing products actually shrank recently. Some of that shift can be attributed to the decline of print-all things being equal, fewer dollars from print mean every other source gets larger by comparison-but not all
of it. Face-to-face events and proprietary data sets have become revenue engines of their own, instead
of add-on membership benefits for many associations. The majority fall between those poles. Most respondents are anticipating minor changes in either direction. None of the three options ranked particularly high for respondents, with each coming between 2.6 and 3.6 on a 5-point scale. The median number of publications produced by respondents has gone from five to three since 2010. On opposite ends of the spectrum, the number of associations with just a single product has quadrupled, while those with 10 or more titles have nearly been cut in half. “General views of many that association publications are not valuable,” says one respondent of their most significant challenge related to association publishing. “Especially advertising agencies who do not understand associations well.” Anecdotally, respondents went deeper into misperceptions about the role of associations and how they can best benefit both members and advertisers. A lot can be done to address how their publications are valued and deployed, but they also acknowledge the realities of competing with larger, for-profit entities, and in many cases, their own organizations. CHALLENGES FOLIO: and Readex Research mailed survey kits to 1,163 qualified domestic individuals in executive management positions at association publishing organizations on August 7, 2014. The survey was closed for tabulation on September 19, 2014. The margin of error for percentages based on 175 total respondents is +/- 6.8 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.last_img read more

first_img 0 Huawei’s CFO was looking for new employment opportunities when she was busted, according to her father. Wang Zhao / AFP/Getty Images Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was on the job hunt prior to her December arrest in Canada, the Chinese telecom’s founder said in an interview.Ren Zhengfei, who’s also Meng’s father, told Canada’s CTV that Meng grew restless, wanting to resign and find a new job, a month before getting busted in Vancouver at the request of the US.”She was not happy working here but after being arrested, this matter improved our relationship and now she understands how difficult life can be,” he said in interview at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters.Meng remains under house arrest in Canada while the courts proceed with the case to extradite her to the US, which alleges that she deceived financial institutions and put them in a position to violate sanctions against Iran. Share your voice Tags 36 Photos Ren, who’s done several interviews in recent months, previously said that her arrest was “politically motivated.” He told CTV that she’d “committed no crime.” He said the situation wouldn’t alter how Huawei does business in Canada.”We will not reduce our investment in Canada because of that,” he said. “Meng Wanzhou is an individual case and I don’t think it should influence in any way the relationship Canada has with Huawei.”Huawei is among the world’s biggest providers of networking and telecommunications equipment, as well as the second-largest phone manufacturer by volume. Despite this, it’s struggled to make a dent in the US, partly because of US government allegations that it poses an espionage threat — worries that come at the same time the US and China are engaged in a standoff over tariffs.Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for further comment.First published March 15 at 5:06 a.m. PT.Updated at 6:02 a.m. PT: Adds more details. Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use Huawei Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Tech Industry Security 3:32 Huawei CEO thanks US for ‘promoting’ its 5G programlast_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: Rachakonda Commissioner of Police Mahesh M Bhagwat has detained one habitual automobile burglar identified as D Shiva (21) under PD Act on Friday. According to police, D Shiva is a degree student and is addicted to bad vices. To meet his lavish expenses, he along with his friends S Naresh and N Gnanendra hatched a plan to commit theft of two wheelers from parking lots of shopping malls, vegetable markets etc. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us The trio has committed theft of two wheelers under the limits Vanasthalipuram, Hayathnagar, Chaithanyapuri and LB Nagar police station. The Vanasthalipuram Police have arrested the trio on August 4 and remanded them to judicial custody. With a view to prevent Shiva from committing such thefts and to preserve public order, Preventive Detention orders were invoked against him on Friday and he has been detained in Central Prison at Cherlapally.last_img read more

first_imgFor the first time, the appointment of the governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will follow a process common to appointment of other regulators in the country, reported the Times of India. India’s other premier regulators of pension fund, insurance and capital markets (Sebi) are short-listed by a high-level search committee.Though the panel recommendations are not abiding on the government, the process allays speculations on the appointment process. It will be the first time that RBI governor will face a committee, ending a special treatment of the ‘chosen one’ practised until now to appoint the central banker.  In the present context, it allows for the possibility of conjecturing that the present Governor, Raghuram Rajan, might either have his name mentioned by the panel or the government may chose to apply its volition.ToI reported that talks at the official circle indicate a second term for Rajan despite a few frictions on issues like rate cuts or Make in India. Without soaking itself excessively into the appointment process, which has already attracted undue media attention, the government may like it to be an administrative decision, it added.The decision to break away from the tradition, and bring in the committee was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in consultation with the finance minister, much earlier. The cabinet secretary was assigned this high profile recruitment drive and was asked to name (not short list) a governor each time the term ended.The search committee recommendation will be finally sent to the appointments committee of the cabinet (CCA) headed by the PM. The search committee, called the financial sector regulatory appointment search committee (FSRASC), was set up last year and its aim to reduce discretion in appointment to sensitive posts across India’s institution. It is also assigned with the paramount task of putting up a single name avoiding further political interference.last_img read more

first_imgA motorcyclist and a pillion rider were killed as a stone-laden truck hit their vehicle on Panchagarh-Tetulia highway at Barrister Bazar in Panchagarh sadar upazila early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Manik Hossain, 25, and Nayan Islam, 22, from the sadar upazila.The accident took place when the truck hit the motorcycle, leaving Manik dead on the spot and Nayan injured, said Niranjan Sarker, Panchagarh fire service station officer.Severely injured Nayan died at Panchagarh Modern Sadar Hospital, he added.Police said they are trying to seize the truck and arrest its driver.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has confirmed what many people already know: Current autonomous vehicle systems aren’t ample substitutes for human drivers.For a recent “Reality Check” study, the nonprofit tested five driver-assist systems from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and Volvo.The results are, well … varied.AdChoices广告“We have found situations where the vehicles under semi-automated control may do things that can put you and your passengers at risk, and so you really need to be on top of it to prevent that from happening,” IIHS chief research officer David Zuby said in a statement, as reported by the Associated Press.Humans have a love-hate relationship with technology. While devices like computers, smartphones, and interactive speakers have made our lives better, they’ve also opened the door to new risks. The same goes for autonomous cars.According to the Virginia-based nonprofit, when test vehicles didn’t perform as expected, the outcomes ranged from “the irksome” (too-cautious braking) to “the dangerous” (veering toward the shoulder because sensors didn’t detect lane lines).IIHS focused its evaluations on adaptive cruise control and active lane-keeping—each with consumer pros and cons.Adaptive cruise control (ACC) maintains a set speed and following distance, slowing for cars ahead, or coming to a full stop when necessary. Unfortunately, it may not react to already-stopped vehicles.During an experiment with ACC turned off and autobrake turned on, Tesla’s Model S and Model 3 vehicles (moving at 31 miles per hour) were the only two cars that failed to stop in time, embarrassingly hitting a stationary balloon.How does your favorite autonomous system stack up? (via Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)But when the same test was repeated—this time with ACC engaged—the Model S and Model 3 braked earlier and avoided the target.On the road, test engineers found that all vehicles except Tesla’s Model 3 failed to respond to stopped vehicles ahead.The five vehicles—BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90, and two Teslas—each have automatic emergency braking systems rated “superior” by IIHS.“At IIHS we are coached to intervene without warning, but other drivers might not be as vigilant,” senior research engineer Jessica Jermakian said. “ACC systems require drivers to pay attention to what the vehicle is doing at all times and be ready to brake manually.”Manufacturers are careful to remind drivers that the shorthand “hands off” shouldn’t be taken literally. But titles like “Autopilot” (Tesla) or “Pilot Assist” (Volvo) can give people a false sense of security.“They will help you with some steering or speed control but you really better be paying attention because they don’t always get it right,” Zuby said.Especially BMW owners: In active lane-keeping challenges, the 5-series “steered toward or across the lane line regularly,” IIHS revealed, forcing drivers to override the steering support. The car failed to stay in the lane on all 14 trials.This doesn’t spell doom for autonomous vehicles, though. The Institute continues to run tests and compile its consumer rating system for advanced driver assistance systems.“We’re not ready to say yet which company has the safest implementation of Level 2 driver assistance, but it’s important to note that none of these vehicles is capable of driving safely on its own,” Zuby said.“A production autonomous vehicle that can go anywhere, anytime isn’t available at your local car dealer and won’t be for quite some time,” he added. “We aren’t there yet.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. New Florida Law Nixes Need for Autonomous Vehicle OperatorsScania Unveils Multi-Purpose Autonomous Vehicle Concept last_img read more

first_imgColenso SAPS, the Ladysmith Fire Department, EMRS and Sharaj Ambulance Services responded to the scene.Multiple occupants of the vehicles were injured. They were treated at the scene and then transported to hospital.On Saturday night, a truck crashed down an embankment on the same road, killing the driver.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 3 vehicles collided on the Colenso / Pieters road this morning (Wednesday).The cause of the crash is unknown at this stage, but it is alleged that the vehicles were trying to overtake during misty conditions in the area.2 vehicles were still on the roadway after the crash, which caused traffic delays.The driver of the vehicle that was off the road was trapped in the car and had to be freed using the jaws-of-life.RTI officers controlled passing traffic, as traffic flow was obstructed due to the 2 vehicles on the roadway. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

first_imgUsers of credit monitoring site Credit Karma have complained that they were served other people’s account information when they logged in.Many took to a Reddit thread and complained on Twitter about the apparent security lapse.“First time logging in it gave me my information, but as soon as I refreshed the screen, it gave me someone else’s info,” said one Reddit user. “Refreshed again and bam! someone else’s info — it’s like roulette.” Another user said they logged in and out several times and each time they had “full access to a different random person’s credit file,” they said.One user told TechCrunch that after they were served another person’s full credit report, they messaged the user on LinkedIn “to let him know his data was compromised.”Another user told us this:The reports are split into two sections: Credit Factors — things like number of accounts, inquiries, utilization; and Credit Reports — personal information like name, address, etc.. The Credit Reports section was my own information, but the Credit Factors section definitely wasn’t. It listed four credit card accounts (I have more like 20 on my report), a missed payment (I’m 100% on time with payments), a Honda auto loan (never had one with Honda), student loan financing (mine are paid off and too old to appear on my report), and cards with an issuer that I have no relationship with (Discover).Several screenshots seen by TechCrunch show other people’s accounts, including details about their credit card accounts and their current balance.Another user who was affected said they could read another person’s Credit Factors — including derogatory credit marks — but that the Credit Report tab with that user’s personal information, like names and addresses, was blank.One user said that the login page was pulled offline for a brief period. “We’ll be right back,” the login page read instead.Credit Karma spokesperson Emily Donohue denied there was a data breach, but when asked would not say how many customers were affected.“What our members experienced this morning was a technical malfunction that has now been fixed. There is no evidence of a data breach,” the statement said.The company didn’t say for how long customers were experiencing issues.Credit Karma offers customers free credit score monitoring and reports. The company allows users to check their scores against several major credit agencies, including Equifax, which last month was fined at least $575 million for a 2017 data breach.FTC slaps Equifax with a fine of up to $700M for 2017 data breachlast_img read more

first_img“Water taken from the Klip River to supplement Ladysmith’s drinking water supply is taken further upstream,” he said. “So there is no danger to the town’s drinking water.”Commenting on fears that raw sewage leaking into the river may be the cause, he stressed that raw sewage would not kill fish. They would actually just get bigger. “We are aware of sewer problems and are dealing with those problems as fast as we can,” he added. “This was not sewage, but an act of malicious dumping.” Once they have traced the source of the poison, they will have a good idea who is responsible and will take action. When hundreds of fish were found dead in the Klip River on Sunday, uThukela technicians immediately responded. “We have sent water samples and some of the dead fish away to laboratories for analysis to determine what killed them,” said Deputy Water Services Manager Mr Glen Singh.According to Mr Singh, the water contamination most likely came from a poisonous substance being dumped into the river either behind the army camp or off the bypass bridge. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

first_imgPatrick Peterson told me Wilks ended practice today huddling up with crowd noise – the sound of booing. The last time they walked off the field at home that’s what they heard, and they never want to hear that again. ‘We are determined’ #CHIvsAZ— Lisa Matthews (@LisaMatthewsAZ) September 19, 2018“Me, I honestly knew something was up, because I was like, ‘that noise sound familiar,’” Peterson said Thursday. “Normally, when you hear crowd noise, it’s always cheering and hooping and hollering. On this particular day, it was the last sounds when we left State Farm Stadium.Related LinksCardinals center A.Q. Shipley works out five weeks after ACL surgeryForbes: Cardinals’ value remains stagnant, revenue increases“We definitely don’t want to give our fans that type of outcome again because as a home team, especially playing your first Week 1 game at home and getting booed [at halftime], that’s an embarrassment on our behalf so we want to make sure that we don’t give the fans that reaction again.”According to the defensive back, Wilks didn’t say much on the boos.“It was almost like a subliminal message,” Peterson said. “Guys got the message without coach really saying [anything].”Fitzgerald said Thursday the team is doing everything they can to make sure there won’t be a repeat of boos on Sunday. Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks speaks during a news conference following the team’s preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 42 Comments   Share   The last time the Arizona Cardinals played at home, they were booed off the field at halftime down 21-0 to the Washington Redskins in Week 1 and heard more of them throughout the loss.Veterans like wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson said after the game they didn’t blame the fans, noting the team’s poor performance was not worthy of the expectations fans hold for the Cardinals.Head coach Steve Wilks made sure his team didn’t forget about that moment when he played the sound of boos at practice heading into a Week 3 showdown against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at State Farm Stadium.center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Last time we were at home you heard some things that no home team would ever want to hear so we want to just make sure we change the narrative and give them something they can be proud of,” he said. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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