Canadian prisoner in China has been reeducated sentence cut party official

first_imgOTTAWA – A Canadian imprisoned in China for more than a decade had his life sentenced reduced because he took part in a re-education program, a top Chinese Communist party official said Tuesday.Huseyin Celil, of southern Ontario, received a life sentence in 2007 for terrorism-related charges after a widely criticized trial that has strained Sino-Canadian relations over the course of two Conservative and Liberal governments.Celil was an advocate for China’s persecuted Uighur community who fled to Canada in 2000 and later became a citizen.He was arrested in Uzbekistan in 2006 on a trip to visit his wife’s relatives and was sent to China, where he was convicted and sentenced a year later.Last year, the sentences given to Celil and 10 other Uighurs were reduced but the Chinese government didn’t specify by how much.Zuo Feng, a visiting Communist party official, said Celil’s life sentence had been reduced to 18 years after he took part in a re-education program.“During his journey in prison he has participated in a lot of speaking and used his own case as educational material and talked to more than 200,000 people,” Zuo said through a translator.“So because of his activities, his sentence has been reduced to 18 years.“Also he has visiting privileges from his family.”Chris MacLeod, the lawyer for Celil’s family, said there is no way he would recommend Celil’s wife travel to China to visit her husband, even though she was never a Chinese citizen. He said such a visit could only be part of “an official invitation sanctioned by both governments.”Celil has been denied visits by Canadian consular officials for the last 11 years, he said.Zuo was part of a delegation of Chinese government officials that had come to Canada to discuss economic, social and cultural developments in the country’s westernmost Xinjiang region at a roundtable discussion with a select group of journalists.That includes China’s massive “One Belt, One Road” project that aims to connect the country to many parts of Asia, Europe and Africa by way of ports, rail lines and roads.But the region has been the scene of a Uighur insurgency that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years and sparked a hard crackdown by Beijing. A 2014 attack in a public market that killed 31 people was branded as a terrorist attack by Beijing.Members of the visiting delegation defended the need to get tough with what they said were terrorists undermining China’s security.“Extremism is a toxic cancer internationally. Anti-extremism is a shared responsibility internationally,” said Yu Shangping, an associate research fellow at the Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences.Zuo was reluctant to discuss Celil’s case and chided journalists for focusing on the negative aspects of relations between his country and Canada.He also elaborated on the role of re-education camps in Xinjiang“If it’s a crime, that person will be prosecuted,” he explained.“If that action is not constituted as a crime, however, it is borderline activities, then the action to do is to re-educate for that person, to prevent that person from being further influenced by extremism.”John Kamm, a San Francisco-based activist who has worked with the Canadian government to win Celil’s release, said the disclosure of the new 18-year sentence is relatively good news and could be start of a series of sentence reductions that could lead to his freedom.He says the re-education of prisoners is common practice.“What they want to do is show prisoners, ‘if you behave like so, you too can benefit through shorter sentencing, commutation’.”Celil’s saga raises questions for the Trudeau Liberals as they attempt to deepen economic ties with China, which is also anxious to start talks, said MacLeod.“We can’t forget that if trade relationships are going to work, the rule of law has to be firm. Breaches of commercial agreements are also dealt with in a court of justice. It’s not simply a human rights piece.”Alex Neve, secretary general for Amnesty International Canada, said the government needs to reconsider its strategy for winning Celil’s release, perhaps even appointing another special envoy to pressure China.“The toll this has taken on his wife and four kids, who have essentially grown up without their father, has been immense and we’ve got to find a way to end it,” said Neve.“This continues to play out in a wider context of unrelenting persecution against the Uighurs in western China which, if anything, seems to be deepening and intensifying.”last_img read more

DHX Media to ease up on content spending focus on costs and

first_imgTORONTO – DHX Media Ltd. is beginning to see returns from its investments over the past three years to build its library and now expects spending to be more moderate, chief executive Dana Landry said Tuesday.He said acquiring the Peanuts franchise — in a US$345-million debt-financed deal that closed at the end of June — has created a more diversified, stable business for DHX.“Over 40 per cent of our revenues now come from licencing consumer products, compared with 18 per cent during the same period last year,” Landry said.The Halifax-based company (TSX:DHX.B) has a three-pronged strategy: create or acquire child- and family-oriented content, generate revenue globally from its content and license merchandise based on its characters.“The plan is to leverage our expertise to grow our existing brands through new original content,” Landry said. “This will allow us to add new categories and new territories in our consumer products portfolio.”But he also said the company is putting a high priority on improving its free cash flow and is on track to reduce operating costs and leverage while improving revenue.The company said it will realize its target of $11 million in total annualized acquisition-related synergies and cost reductions by the end of its 2019 financial year.The comments came as DHX reported it earned $8.1 million or six cents per share, compared with a profit of $1.4 million or a penny per share a year ago.Revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30 — for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year — grew to $98.6 million, compared with $53.8 million in the same quarter last year, in part because of its acquisition of the Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake characters earlier this year.Landry’s positive tone during the call with financial analysts was a marked contrast to his remarks while discussing DHX Media’s fourth quarter earlier this year, when he said the company had taken “corrective actions” to address “disappointing financial results.”On Oct. 2, less than a week after Landry made that comment, DHX Media launched a strategic review of its alternatives — including the possible sale of all or part of the company.Landry said Tuesday that discussions with business partners and cost-cutting measures are proceeding as usual while a special committee of DHX directors undertakes the review.Executive chairman Michael Donovan said the strategic review was launched in the context of DHX’s acquisition of the Peanuts franchise, but he declined to make specific comments about how long it will take.He said that DHX sees Peanuts as a “core” holding but “we’re committed to exploring all options to enhance shareholder value. We’ll update shareholders when the process is complete.”last_img read more

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for POT ticker amid high demand

first_imgTORONTO — High demand for the “POT” stock symbol has prompted several Canadian stock exchanges to conduct a collective lottery to select which company will be able to use the eye-catching ticker.After “significant interest,” the Canadian Securities Exchange says it along with the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Aequitas NEO Exchange will assign the symbol on Jan. 30 by random lottery.The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018 to become Nutrien Ltd., which now trades under NTR.The TMX Group, which operates the TSX and TSX Venture, and the CSE say the POT ticker will become available for reservation and usage as of Feb. 1, 2019.The POT ticker would likely be an attractive symbol for a publicly-listed cannabis company, but the exchanges did not say in their press releases which firms expressed interest.The exchanges say eligible participants who want to enter the POT lottery must notify the exchange where they are currently listed, or want to be listed, by 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Man photographed in superhero stance at the top of Old Man of

first_imgHe was rewarded with stunning views of the Scottish coast, and the beautiful colours of the scenery all around him.Mr MacLeod said: “As well as the great cliffs, the isles are the most beautiful place I’ve visited anywhere in the world – there is nothing quite like the wildness, the colours and the different landscapes.”I don’t think you could ever run out of new places to explore there.” His friend Dave Cuthbertson waited at the bottom to photograph him when he made it to the top.Mr MacLeod, 38, said: “This is the only time I’ve climbed the Storr – the rock is very loose so it’s quite a dangerous route, and has not had many ascents. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Dave Macleod atop the rocky cragCredit:Caters News Agency/Dave Cuthbertson A Glaswegian climber was photographed posing at the top of the Old Man of Storr – a rocky hill on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.Dave MacLeod clambered up the treacherous rockface and managed to reach the very top.center_img “I climbed it with a rope and harness, although the rock is not really sold enough for any standard climbing protection to hold – so it’s critical not to fall on this climb!”It only took an hour or two to climb.”At the top it was extremely windy and very difficult to stand up on the summit of the pinnacle.” The rock is dangerous to climb, so not many people climbed it.The rock face is steep and is full of loose gravel – so one loose step could lead any climber to their death.It took Mr MacLeod only two hours to get to the top of the Old Man of Storr, a fantastic feat considering how difficult it is to climb. Dave Macleod atop the rocky craglast_img read more

ANDREA LEKIC – An idol to many handballing youngsters

A true brand of Serbian handball, Andrea Lekic, made her dreams come true in year 2013. Long-awaited trophy of the EHF Champions League ended up in her hands with Hungarian Gyor. With the club successes, came along the national team ones too – Lekic won the silver medal with Serbia at the WC 2013 in front of 20.000 home fans in her birth city – Belgrade. Great sports person which because of her charisma wins hearts of handball fans all over Europe, is a true candidate for HANDBALL PERSON OF THE YEAR 2013. On that speaks her fan clubs in all the countries where she played. She thinks of the future of our sport, organizing camps for young handball players “Andrea Lekic” last summer, which is to become traditional. Andrea Lekic  Loading …IHF World Best Player 2001 Dragan Skrbic about Lekic’s nomination for HANDBALL PERSON 2013:– Andrea Lekic and women’s handball. She won EHF Champions League and silver medal at WCh 2013. She is World Best Player 2013 and deserve to get another title for the PERSON 2013. I want to give a vote for women’s handball from the other side, who became more attractive, dynamic, faster and technically better, not much behind Men’s handball as before. Women’s handball deserve better position in our handball family. SUPPORT ANDREA LEKIC LIKEView Results ← Previous Story DOMAGOJ DUVNJAK – “A nice guy – An awesome player” Next Story → BOB HANNING – “The everlasting energy” read more

Brian ODriscoll wont be back for Leinster against Castres

first_imgBrian won’t play this week, he’s still struggling with that calf,” said O’Connor. “You know, the medics are pretty confident that he’ll be involved some time soon.”“We hope he plays next week [versus Connacht]. He may or may not. It is yet to be determined. It is certainly not going to be months but who knows?”Joe Schmidt will be relieved to hear that O’Driscoll’s calf problem is expected to clear up in the short-term, with the Lions centre still very much in the Ireland coach’s plans.For Leinster, O’Driscoll is not the only injury doubt ahead of the Castres encounter. Mike Ross was forced off the pitch midway through the first half against the Ospreys last weekend with a hamstring strain, and O’Connor says he continues to be monitored this week, with no decision made yet on his involvement.We’ll wait and see. He’s recovered, he’s better but it’s one of those where you don’t really want to risk a re-strain. So we’ll take it to kick off, we’ll see where he gets to.”The two Ireland internationals aside, Leinster look to have a clean bill of health. Lote Tuqiri continues to work his way back from the hamstring strain he picked up against Munster in the Pro12, but the rest of the squad came through the Ospreys game unscathed.“Bumps and bruises off the intensity of the contest last week in Wales, but everyone’s come through. Everyone else is available. Lote [Tuqiri] is still out with that hamstring, but the rest of the boys involved last week are flying.”Leinster will name their team for the Castres clash at midday tomorrow.Henry braced to be battered and bruised again in MontpellierCJ Stander ready to show his starting credentials for Munster LEINSTER WILL HEAD into Heineken Cup action without Brian O’Driscoll for the second week in a row, with the Irish international centre having failed to recover from a calf strain.Head coach Matt O’Connor confirmed that news at the RDS this afternoon, but failed to identify a time frame for O’Driscoll’s return to action.Brendan Macken filled in at 13 for Leinster in last Saturday’s important 19-9 win away to the Ospreys and was generally solid throughout. It now appears that the 22-year-old former Blackrock College star will continue at outside centre for this weekend’s visit of Top 14 champions Castres.last_img read more

Blowguns Japans Latest Workout Craze

first_imgAdChoices广告 Good news–it’s finally possible to combine your weight loss goals with your love of poison darts. It’s all part of what’s apparently Japan’s latest health craze–the blowgun. Proponents of the blow gun workout are offering up the dubious claim that shooting 20 darts has the same caloric impact as a 20-minute walk.Added bonus: dart blowing will also make you prettier, working out one’s facial muscles as they blow. And heck, even of those claims prove false, there’s certainly value in being able to defend yourself, should you ever find yourself stranded in the jungle, being hunted by a lion. That’ll certainly burn off any excess flab.last_img read more

Nokias Ovi Maps 3D takes on Google Maps looks good doing it

first_imgYou may have played with the Google Maps 2.5D view or its Mobile 3D offering already, and they’re certainly cool. But if you’d like to be looking at actual 3D buildings instead of a conglomeration of shaded rectangles, you might just want to give Nokia’s new Ovi Maps 3D a look. The new service offers stunningly realistic three-dimensional views of major cities around the globe, and it’s a lot of fun to explore.You’ll need to install the Ovi Maps 3D plug-in, and you’ll also need to be using a supported browser. Mozilla’s bleeding-edge builds, for example, won’t install the plug-in. Oddly enough, Google Chrome’s Developer and Canary builds work just fine. My Core i5 laptop struggled to keep pace (likely due to its Intel integrated graphics), but when given time to catch up the virtual views were stunning. If you happen to have more muscular 3D hardware in your system, your experience should be a lot smoother.Right now, you’re limited to a handful of global destinations including Barcelona, Boston, Copenhagen, Las Vegas, London, Milan, Oslo, San Francisco, and Venice (20 cities in total). Controls are provided to pan, zoom, and rotate, and you can also select from a list of points of interest to teleport yourself around the map.The quality of the 3D models is quite stunning, and was achieved using C3 Technologies mapping wizardry. The company demoed its tech last year at Where 2.0, and you can check out Product Manager Ludvig Emgard’s video presentation below — along with footage of Ovi 3D maps in action. Read more at The Official Nokia Bloglast_img read more

Microsoft increases security at Redmond for Xbox team

first_imgThere’s been rumors, leaks, and speculation about the next Xbox, but Microsoft hasn’t officially said a word yet. Well now they’ve sort of given the game away that a new Xbox is definitely in development (as if there were any doubt) because to avoid anymore leaks happening, they’re upping security at Microsoft HQ.Microsoft recently emailed its employees to inform them of some new security measures taking place at four important Xbox and Interactive Entertainment Business buildings. These new measures will mean only employees and trusted vendors of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business will have open access to the Redmond campus, where team Xbox resides. Any other employee or vendor will need to register online or at the campus in order to receive a visitor pass and they’ll be escorted by an Xbox employee at all times.That’s not the only change taking place — Microsoft plans to make quite a few security changes, including to document management, so certain documents can’t be leaked by untrustworthy employees or visitors.It makes sense for Microsoft to enhance security around the Xbox team, especially after their Kinect augmented reality glasses plans and environmental projection system were revealed prematurely. Microsoft obviously wants to keep its plans secret until the time is right, especially with Sony expected to launch the PS4 after the next Xbox.It’s expected that the next Xbox console will release around a year after the Wii U and therefore in time for the 2013 holidays. If that prediction is accurate then the hardware will have to be finalized by early next year so as to get production rolling. That means Microsoft will be a hive of activity playing with both the hardware and software the console will use in the coming months.via Geekwirelast_img read more

Barca president hopeful Messi will win World Cup

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is hopeful that Lionel Messi can finally taste glory on the international scene by winning the World Cup with Argentina this summerLa Albiceleste finished as runners-up to Germany in the 2014 World Cup and then later lost the past two Copa America finals to Chile.Their last defeat to Chile in the Copa America final in 2016 had caused Messi to retire from international football, before changing his mind after a lot of persuasion.Among the likes of Germany and Spain, Messi admitted that Argentina are not going to be one of the prime candidates to win in Russia, but Bartomeu is remaining hopeful.“I hope that Lionel Messi can win it,” he told Antena 3, via Marca.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I hope that Leo Messi, the best player in history, can win it and make his dream come true.”Currently, Jorge Sampaoli’s men are preparing for the upcoming World Cup at Barcelona’s training ground.Argentina are in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.last_img read more

JAMAICA Modern Court Infrastructure in Two Years says Justice Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 21, 2017 – Montego Bay – Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says that within the next two years, Jamaica should have a modern court infrastructure comparable to anywhere in the world.Addressing the Jamaican Bar Association Annual Conference at the Half Moon Hotel, Rose Hall, St. James, on November 18, Mr. Chuck said the Ministry is working assiduously to install modern technological support where “ultimately, we will have a paperless court system”.“Modernised courtrooms are priorities for the Ministry.  We will have new and properly maintained elevators, air conditioners, photocopiers and computers,” the Minister pointed out.He noted that the Government is committed to providing the necessary resources to improve the justice system, so as to protect and enforce the rule of law and to ensure timely justice outcomes.   The Minister said that significant budgetary support has already been provided to repair, rehabilitate, establish additional courtrooms and offices, and to provide support staff for judges.Mr. Chuck pointed to the importance of having the nation’s courts performing at optimum level, adding that “the way forward must be to have our courts perform better and provide better service to our people”.“Now is the time to introduce proper professional management processes in the courts, and the justice system as a whole; now is the time to introduce feasible specific timelines, so the system can earn the trust and confidence of the Jamaican people; and now is the time for the legal processes to be well defined and to have definite start and end points,” the Minister emphasised.He argued that each court complex across Jamaica requires better management of the infrastructure, use of the courtrooms, maintenance of equipment, scheduling of cases, and the movement and protection of files within courts.“The present court administrators are trying, but it is management not administration that is needed.   Judges should be allowed to concentrate on adjudication and matters in the courts without being burdened with administration and management of the court complexes,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck said it is his view that each parish court complex should have a professional manager, who would be “fully responsible” for everything within the complex.“The manager would work with the judges, the Court Administration Division and the Ministry of Justice to promote efficiency and the effective delivery of services within the courts,” the Minister explained. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Apple can reportedly make enough iPhones outside China

first_imgApple has sufficient iPhone production capacity outside China to meet the needs of the US market. Angela Lang/CNET Apple is reportedly prepared if the US-China trade war forces it to move production outside China.Its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Hon Hai Precision Industry (better known as Foxconn) can make enough iPhones to meet the needs of Apple’s US market outside China if needed, according to Bloomberg.Most iPhones are currently produced in China, but Foxconn semiconductor division chief Young Liu apparently told investors Tuesday that 25% of its production capacity is outside the mainland — enough to satisfy the US market. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Phones Politics 13:44 Here’s every iPhone ever made from 2007 to today Share your voice reading • Apple can reportedly make enough iPhones outside China iPhone XR vs. Galaxy S10E: How to choose the best phone Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors null See All Foxconn Apple Donald Trump Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 48 Photos • The Cupertino, California, company hasn’t told the manufacturer to move production, but it’s prepared to do so if President Donald Trump’s trade war with China escalates, Liu reportedly said. “Foxconn follows a strict company policy of not commenting on any matters related to current or potential customers, or any of their products,” a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed confidence that the company’s products will escape fallout from the trade war.Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published June 11 at 3:10 a.m. PT.Updated June 12 at 1:39 a.m. PT: Adds Foxconn statement. 0last_img read more

British Consul General Talks Brexit Economic Implications For Houston

first_img 00:00 /03:23 Listen X Florian MartinBritish Consul General Karen Bell says the UK leaving the EU won’t affect the business relationship with Houston and the United States.On June 23, Britons voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.The vote had an immediate impact around the world as stock markets experienced some of the deepest dips in history.Houston is not exempt. The Bayou City, with its oil industry and international port, has a strong business relationship with the UK.For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, News 88.7 business reporter Florian Martin spoke with Karen Bell, the British consul general for Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma, about the Brexit’s economic implications for the Houston region. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

BJP workers attack TMC supporters at several places in Hooghly and Bankura

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress workers and supporters were allegedly attacked by BJP workers at several places in Hooghly and Bankura. In protest Trinamool supporters put up a road blockade at Ratanpur near Gurap in Hooghly. Later police assured to take action after which road blockade was withdrawn.From the Martyrs’s day rally which was held at Esplanade, party supremo Mamata Banerjee announced that workers will stage demonstration in those spots on Monday and ask police to take proper action against those involved in the incidents. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Saturday night some miscreants who are allegedly backed by BJP vandalised five buses at Indus in Bankura. In order to reach Kolkata early in the morning, to attend Martyr’s Day meeting, Trinamool workers and supporters started their journey from Bankura late on Saturday night. Around 1 am, when the buses were passing through Rasulpur, all of a sudden some miscreants pelted stones and bricks at the bus. According to Trinamool workers when the bus was between Bagichabandh and Check Post area, miscreants from the dark areas adjacent to the Bankura-Burdwan Road pelted stone. As the windscreen was damaged, driver had to stop the bus. Within minutes other buses following the first bus were also attacked. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateFive buses were damaged due to the incident and a Trinamool worker received injury on his hand due to the attack. Trinamool leadership alleged that other than Rasulpur, BJP backed goons tried to stop Trinamool workers and supporters from going to Kolkata at Indus and Patrasayer. However BJP leadership denied the allegations. In Arambag Trinamool sorkers were allegedly attacked by BJP workers on Sunday night while they were preparing to go to Kolkata on Sunday early morning. It is alleged that on Saturday night when local Trinamool leadership at Bsantapur in Arambag hired a bus and brought the bus to its designated place from where Trinamool workers will board on Sunday morning. All of a sudden few BJP workers attacked TRinamool leaders and workers. Two Trinamool workers were injured due to the attack. Immediately police were informed. Soon police reached the spot and nabbed a BJP worker for attacking Trinamool leaders and workers. On Sunday morning when Trinamool workers were about to start for Kolkata, BJP workers allegedly again created obstruction and tried to block the way. This time huge police force led by a senior police official intervened and managed to provide safe passage to the bus. In another such incident a car coming from Bankura was attacked by BJP workers on the Durgapur Expressway near Gurap. It is alleged that Rathin Dey, president of Bankura District Lawyer’s Cell was going to Kolkata riding his SUV. When the car was passing through Gurap on Durgapur Expressway, few persons from roadside pelted stones on his SUV. As a result window glasses and windscreen of the car were damaged. Later Trinamool worker put up a road blockade protesting the alleged attacks by BJP. Later police assured to take action against the offenders following which road blockade was withdrawn. Due to this several Trinamool workers and supporters reached Esplanade late.last_img read more

Blood Lancets Market Overall Study Report 20192026 With Top Players Terumo

first_imgBig Market research The recent research report on the global Blood Lancets market presents the latest industry data and future trends, allowing you to recognize the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability of the market.The report offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, leading market players, key segments, and regions. Besides this, the experts have deeply studied different geographical areas and presented a competitive scenario to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors determine emerging economies. These insights offered in the report would benefit market players to formulate strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.Download Sample Copy @ Market Players: Terumo Corporation, Medtronic, Nipro Medical Corporation, Sarstedt AG & Co., Shangdong Lianfa Medical., Abbott Laboratories, Improve Medical, Haemonetics Corporation, F.L. Medical SRL, Becton, Dickinson and CompanyThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview of the Blood Lancets industry followed by its market scope and size. Next, the report provides an overview of market segmentation such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities for the market are also listed, along with current trends and policies in the industry.The report provides a detailed study of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. Furthermore, various regions related to the growth of the market are analyzed in the report. These regions include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Besides this, the research demonstrates the growth trends and upcoming opportunities in every region.Analysts have revealed that the Blood Lancets market has shown several significant developments over the past few years. The report offers sound predictions on market value and volume that can be beneficial for the market players, investors, stakeholders, and new entrants to gain detailed insights and obtain a leading position in the market.Additionally, the report offers an in-depth analysis of key market players functioning in the global Blood Lancets industry.The research presents the performance of each player active in the global Blood Lancets market. It also offers a summary and highlights the current advancements of each player in the market. This piece of data is a great source of study material for the investors and stakeholders interested in the market. In addition, the report offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market. Along with this, a comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period.The report clearly shows that the Blood Lancets industry has achieved remarkable progress since 2019 with numerous significant developments boosting the growth of the market. This report is prepared based on a detailed assessment of the industry by experts. To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other experts in search of factual data on supply, demand, and future predictions would find the report valuable.Avail Discount on Report @ of ContentsChapter 1 provides an overview of Blood Lancets market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Blood Lancets market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Blood Lancets industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Blood Lancets market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Blood Lancets, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Blood Lancets in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Blood Lancets in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Blood Lancets. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Blood Lancets market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Blood Lancets market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Microsoft Store remembers App history for local users

first_imgMicrosoft Store remembers App history for local users by Martin Brinkmann on November 05, 2018 in Windows – 34 commentsWindows 10 users have two options when it comes to user accounts on a system running the operating system: they can use a Microsoft Account or a local account.Both account types have permissions to access the integrated Microsoft Store to download apps or games from the Store; Microsoft unlocked the option in 2016 for local accounts. Microsoft records the application history, the installed applications on the device, for both user account types but restricts access and data for local accounts.Windows 10 users who use local accounts and the Microsoft Store will notice that Microsoft remembers installed applications. The data seems to be linked to the hardware ID of the device that Microsoft uses for activation purposes; means: a re-installation of the operating system or formatting the hard drive has no impact on the application history as it will become available again when local accounts are created on the device.To make matters worse, there is no option to delete the app history currently so that anyone may look up the entire history of installed and updated applications on the device. The listing has its uses for users who reinstall their device frequently as it makes it easier to install apps again on the device.Why is that a problem?Your entire history of downloaded applications from Microsoft’s Store remains on the device if you sell the PC or give it to someone; this happens even if you format the drive or reinstall the Windows operating system.The main issue is that there is no option to clean the application history currently to avoid this from happening before you give it away or sell it. You may not want the new owner of the device to know that you downloaded apps or games such as Bieber Dentist, Sex Trainer for Band, or Blood Pressure Manager from the Store.Installations are tracked for each local account suggesting that Microsoft uses additional data and not only the hardware ID to keep records.Microsoft distinguishes clearly between application installations linked to a device’s hardware and application installations by Microsoft accounts.You will notice that application installations by Microsoft Accounts are not displayed when you open the application history when signed in to a local account. Microsoft Account users don’t get the list of applications installed by a local account. Microsoft seems to remembers the application history for each local account individually. The distinction makes sense considering that two different users may use these accounts on the device.All of this would not really be an issue if Microsoft would have included an option to delete personal information, and installed applications fall into that category in my opinion.The issue is not really one if you use the computer and don’t plan on selling it or giving it away or if you use a Microsoft Account for all Store activity. Local users who use the Store need to be aware that their application history will become available to the new owner of the device if they sell it or give it away.What can you do about it?The two main options that users have that are worried about the recording is to either use a Microsoft Account for all Store downloads or don’t use the Store at all. An option to empty the application history for local accounts would provide users with options to clear the data before they sell the device.Now You: What is your take on this? (via Heise)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Store remembers App history for all usersDescriptionMicrosoft’s Windows 10 operating system remembers the installed apps by local accounts and restores the data on reinstallation of the operating system.Author Mike Turcotte-McCuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

OETG focuses on independent agent brand

first_imgOrient Express Travel Group (OETG) has unveiled a new tagline – “An Independent Travel Expert … Talk to Us!” for its 1ndependence agency network in 2011. OETG CEO, Tom Manwaring said the new tagline establishes that fact that the local independent agent is the “brand”.According to Mr Manwaring, 70 per cent of independent agents feel that their brand is well recognised in their local area, and 54 per cent do not want an overriding consumer brand in their shops.“So we are targeting our model to suit this reality within this distribution niche,” he said.“From earlier research and at our 1ndependence forum in Phuket early this month, agents believe the success of their businesses comes from the community association of the people owning and working in the agency shops.” he said.“Importantly, they really know the buying patterns and preferences of their local market which can vary significantly from one region of Australia to another and sometimes these patterns have no relevance at all to a national campaign of a franchise brand which is actually co-funded by the local agent,” he said. “We can empathise with and accommodate the needs of individual agents and provide each with the tools for them to build and take control of their business, they are the local experts.”The 2011 1ndependence package, which will be launched next month, will offer members the brand support tag-line –  “An Independent Travel Expert … Talk to us!” “Some agents who require a generic brand, will have that option in early 2011, the majority of independents we believe however, are ‘the brand,’” Mr Manwaring said.He acknowledged the major brand franchising system has experienced success in retail travel around the world, but “one size does not fit all”.“Independent agents, including those who are currently in and/or have tried national franchise models are quite clear, they see major brand franchise agreements as highly-formulated, authoritarian, costly and carrying onerous penalties,” he said.1ndependence is offering agents a low-cost, optional core support service with an annual membership of just $500 . This service will include the Express Ticketing suite of products, Airlines, Wholesalers, Technology, Sabre GDS, and Operations Support.1ndependence will also offer a comprehensive range of optional customised partnership services – Marketing Support, Sabre Explorer, Sabre Red, Staff Training, Marketing, Benchmarking, Conferences, Product Training, The Internet, Home-Based Consultant Services and the Branding. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

SWISS offering new codeshare services to Australia and New Zealand

first_imgCustomers of SWISS can now travel to Canberra on a new codeshare service operated by Singapore Airlines, which is also offering onward connections from the Australian capital to Wellington in New Zealand. Additionally, frequencies are to be increased on the existing codeshare routes to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, which were introduced last April.Travellers to these destinations fly SWISS from Zurich to Singapore and then transfer seamlessly onto their connecting Singapore Airlines flight with its SWISS flight number. Baggages checked-in in Zurich are checked right through to the traveller’s final codeshare destination. Customers on these flights can also earn or redeem miles with the corresponding partner airline under Miles & More and the further Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes.The new destinations form a further part of the commercial joint venture between the Lufthansa Group and Singapore Airlines which was concluded in November 2015 to offer customers of all the airlines concerned more connections and more destinations.last_img read more

Skyscanner presents Festival in the Sky is touchin

first_imgSkyscanner presents Festival in the Sky is touching down in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens this summer. After delighting guests from Monaco to Las Vegas, this unique attraction will be premiering at the Edinburgh Festival from the 1st to the 31st of August.Enjoy the most thrilling dining experience of your life and take in Edinburgh’s spectacular skyline as you’ve never seen it before.At a luxury 22 seater table, you’ll be treated to a sample of Scotland’s finest food & drink whilst suspended at 100 feet above the capital.If you only do one thing at the festival this year, make sure you fly with Festival in the Sky!Follow Festival in the Sky on Twitter and Skyscanner is proud to present Festival in the Sky – the ultimate Edinburgh festival experience! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img RelatedWIN: tickets to dine at Festival in the SkyWIN: tickets to dine at Festival in the SkyEdinburgh Festival Fringe 2010: ten great websites for Fringe fansGet the best out of the Fringe Festival with these great websites for Fringe fans…12 unmissable Edinburgh Festivals experiencesThe Edinburgh Festival Fringe may be over, but Edinburgh has many more exciting festivals coming up!last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25 2018 11

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2018 11:03 am PDT Last Updated Sep 25, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex” is having its world premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles.The American Film Institute says the film starring Felicity Jones as the Supreme Court Justice will open the festival at the TCL Chinese Theater on November 8.Mimi Leder directed “On the Basis of Sex,” which follows Ginsburg’s early years as a young lawyer before her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Leder was also a groundbreaker in her own field as one of the first women admitted to the AFI Conservatory.“On the Basis of Sex” will open in theatres nationwide on December 25. It’s the second high-profile film this year about Ginsburg, following the acclaimed documentary “RBG.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic to open AFI Festcenter_img This image released by Focus Features shows Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a scene from “On the Basis of Sex.” The film will premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The American Film Institute said Tuesday, Sept. 25, that the film will open the festival on November 8 at the TCL Chinese Theater. Mimi Leder directed the film which follows Ginsburg’s early years as a young lawyer before her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Jonathan Wenk/Focus Features via AP) last_img read more