The Skiff: November 16, 2017

first_imgAndrew Van Heusden Linkedin printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 13: Student AwarenessAlso: Kenny Hill is ‘questionable’ for Saturday, tuition set to increase and more. Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Linkedin Andrew Van Heusden + posts Previous articleSome students unsure of where to take cover during lockdownsNext articleWATCH: assistant vice chancellor for public safety talks his role, future plans for TCU Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Andrew Van Heusden Andrew Van Heusden Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 ReddItcenter_img A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes ReddIt Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Life in Fort Worth Facebook Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusden Facebooklast_img read more

Bushra Al-Maqtari injured

first_imgNews Organisation Bushra Al-Maqtari, a freelancer who works for the Mareb Press website, was injured by fragments of a grenade thrown by ruling party supporters in the southern city of Taiz. She was covering a sit-in by demonstrators in a square they have dubbed “Liberation Square” in honour of the Egyptian uprising. February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bushra Al-Maqtari injuredcenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Makebot Publishes 2021 Asia Chatbot Trend Report

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Makebot Publishes 2021 Asia Chatbot Trend Report Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Previous articleSuper matchup between QBs Mahomes, Brady for NFL titleNext articleNewly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanup Digital AIM Web Support SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Makebot, the company building fully customized chatbot services for global corporations, announced that it has published the 2021 Asia Chatbot Trend Report on January 26. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: The customized AI chatbot building company Makebot published the 2021 Asia Chatbot Trend Report. Since 2018, it has published a chatbot trend report annually. In the 2021 edition, it selected five countries in Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Japan, and Korea to highlight the perception toward chatbots in these countries. You can download the report at Makebot provides an AI-powered chatbot service. With a single chatbot, it can link with various social networking platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Line. It can also offer multi-language services on its chatbot. Makebot has attracted attention in the chatbot market with numerous international clients in diverse industries including financial services, healthcare, retail, eCommerce, education, and tourism. (Graphic: Business Wire) Since 2018, Makebot has published a chatbot trend report annually to raise awareness on chatbots and show ways forward to industry professionals. In the 2021 edition, the company selected five countries in Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Japan, and Korea to highlight the perception toward chatbots in these countries. According to the report, 66% of the survey respondents in the five countries said that they had heard about chatbots. Of these, 85% answered that they had used chatbot services in the past six months. Most of the respondents also replied that they were willing to use contactless services even after the COVID-19 crisis is over, which indicates that the pandemic was an important motivation to try contactless services. As to a question asking whether robots would take away jobs from humans, most respondents were skeptical about the gloomy prospect and instead suggested an opinion that digitized chatbots are not competitors but helpers for humans. In addition, more than 50% of the respondents said “this is a perfect time” to a question “when would be the best time to introduce chatbots in your organization?” A bulk of them also reported that companies that have introduced chatbots are viewed as successful in digitizing their business and thus are likely to reap the benefit of improving their corporate image. Makebot provides an AI-powered chatbot service. With a single chatbot, it can link with various social networking platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Line. Makebot can also offer multi-language services on its chatbot. Last year, the company launched AI chatbot services for the largest K-pop entertainment platform (Weverse) and Korean Air. Makebot has attracted attention in the chatbot market with numerous international clients in diverse industries including financial services, healthcare, retail, eCommerce, education, and tourism. For inquiries on introducing chatbots or downloading the report, please visit the Makebot website ( ). View source version on CONTACT: Makebot, Inc. Global Business Team James Kim +82-2-2039-2626 [email protected] KEYWORD: INDIA SINGAPORE JAPAN HONG KONG ASIA PACIFIC SOUTH KOREA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS MARKETING OTHER TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE INTERNET SOCIAL MEDIA DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Makebot, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 02:42 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 02:41 AM Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

Lathis Used Against Vehicles To Check For Coronavirus, Says Police; Telangana HC Expresses Surprise

first_imgNews UpdatesLathis Used Against Vehicles To Check For Coronavirus, Says Police; Telangana HC Expresses Surprise Mehal Jain18 Jun 2020 2:53 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court expressed surprise at the police justification that lathis were used against vehicles to check for Coronavirus.The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by one Sheela Sara Mathews demanding action against widespread police brutalities against persons on allegations of violating lockdown.As regards the allegation that the police personnel of the named Police Station…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Telangana High Court expressed surprise at the police justification that lathis were used against vehicles to check for Coronavirus.The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by one Sheela Sara Mathews demanding action against widespread police brutalities against persons on allegations of violating lockdown.As regards the allegation that the police personnel of the named Police Station had damaged the vehicles parked outside the homes in a residential area, the bench expressed its surprise that the Police claimed that while checking the two wheelers parked outside the houses, “the Police had checked the vehicles using police lathies in order to see whether coronavirus was present or not”. “This explanation by the Police is, indeed, surprising. For, in order to check the presence of coronavirus, there is no need “to use the lathies. Therefore, the complete report, with regard to the alleged incident, needs to be submitted by the Police before this Court”, said the bench.The Court directed the state police to submit the injury reports of injured persons, their statements, if any recorded by the Police, and further demanded to be informed with regard to the progress made in the departmental enquiries, which have been initiated against the delinquent police personnel. The Chief Justice-led bench, moreover, directed the production of the statements of victims recorded by the police, wherein allegedly the victims have denied the occurrence of the incident. The Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City, told the division bench note that one who was allegedly was assaulted by the Police, in fact, was not assaulted.Instead he fell down while he was running away after noticing the police personnel approaching his area. But surprisingly, his injury report has not been submitted along with the counter-affidavit, the Court noted. Likewise, although it is claimed that in another instance, a man was beaten up by the Police, the Police claims that while seeing the police personnel, the victim tried to run away, While running away, he fell into a manhole, thereby sustaining a fracture on his right leg. But even here, his injury report has not been filed. “Interestingly, although the Police claim that he was shifted to the Osmania General Hospital through escort HG-174, the medical report issued by the Osmania General Hospital has not been filed along with the counter-affidavit”, remarked the bench comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy.”Similarly, it is alleged that the Police had assaulted a handicapped person. Yet, the Police claims that he is a regular violator of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and as many as thirteen Traffic Challans are hanging against him. Yet, none of these Traffic Challans have been submitted along with the counter-affidavit”, commented the Court. In yet another episode, it is alleged that one man was brutally attacked by the police personnel of Golconda Police Station. Due to the brutal attack, he has suffered thirty-five stitches on his face, and also suffered hairline fracture. According to the Police, he was intercepted by them as he was driving the two wheeler without wearing a mask, and without wearing a helmet. Moreover, an altercation had taken place between the police personnel and the victim, and later he was identified under another name. During the altercation, accidentally, the lathi hit his spectacles and it caused a bleeding injury under his right eye. Moreover, according to the Police, immediately, he was taken to Olive Hospital, Nanal Nagar. “However, the injury report has not been produced before this Court. Obviously, a single injury to right eye cannot cause an injury requiring thirty-five stitches, and a hairline fracture. Thus, it is obvious, that the correct facts have not been mentioned in the counter-affidavit. Furthermore, although it is claimed that (the concerned police official) was suspended by order dated 29.04.2020, and a detailed enquiry has been ordered against him, neither the copy of suspension order, nor the further development in the departmental enquiry has been submitted along with the counter-affidavit”, said the bench. Noting that a video circulating over the internet shows a Sub-Inspector of Police abusing the local persons, who had stepped out for groceries, the Court said that though the said allegation has been admitted in the counter- affidavit, neither the name of the delinquent police personnel has been revealed, nor the final outcome of the departmental enquiry initiated against the delinquent officer has been mentioned. Finally,  According to the counter-affidavit, the Court observed that a man who was allegedly beaten up by the police personnel at Shastripuram area, has denied the said incident. Yet, the counter-affidavit does not contain any statement by him in order to support the claim made by the Police in the counter-affidavit that he had denied such incident. “Moreover, it is, rather, surprising that the Police has not further investigated into the source of information with regard to the alleged incident”, said the bench. Similarly, although The Hindu English Daily, dated 24.03.2020 had, reported that one Mr, Ravi Reddy, a Journalist, was assaulted by two Sub- Inspectors of Police and three Constables of Begumpet Police Station, although the Police claims that Mr. Ravi Reddy has denied the said assault, the said statement has not been produced before this Court to buttress the claim made in the counter-affidavit. The Court also noted that in several cases, where even the charge memo has been issued to the delinquent officer, there is no information as to the final outcome of the enquiry, and in others, even the victims have not been identified. Click here to download orderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal TD highlights major insurance concerns in Dail

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Donegal TD highlights major insurance concerns in Dail Twitter A Donegal TD has criticised the Finance Minister over major concerns relating to insurance companies actions during the current pandemic. It’s claimed that some companies are refusing to honour business interruption cover during the crisis, with some business owners considering court action as a result.This is despite written assurances to business owners that they would be covered.Speaking in the Dail last evening, Deputy Pearse Doherty says the Central Bank must audit the way the companies handle these claims:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – April 24, 2020 Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleDonegal mans discovery linked to possible virus cureNext articleTII commits to providing more ‘real-time’ traffic data News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

USU Eastern Athletics To Host Basketball Clinic

first_img Written by September 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Eastern Athletics To Host Basketball Clinic Tags: Alan Huss/Curtis Condie/NCAA Division I/Todd Simon/USU Eastern Utah Men’s Basketball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPRICE, Utah-Per a Friday announcement, USU-Eastern Utah’s men’s basketball program stated they will host a clinic for high school and junior college basketball coaches September 21 and 22.This features several NCAA Division I assistant and head coaches from all across the country to give instruction.Among them is Southern Utah men’s basketball coach Todd Simon and Creighton assistant coach Alan Huss.For more information, please contact coach Curtis Condie at [email protected]last_img read more

Welsh government urges agents to report competitors ignoring lockdown

first_imgThe Welsh government has urged estate agents to report competitors who break the lockdown rules on viewings or branch openings, it has been revealed.In an update sent to ARLA Propertymark, Ministers in Wales have said agents should contact their local trading standards or environmental health department who will then investigate any potential breaches.Welsh agents have now face a nearly four week longer lockdown than their English counterparts.As we have reported now on two occasions, some Welsh agents are becoming frustrated by the wait and, in a bid to keep their businesses alive, trying to keep a few transaction ticking over.The Welsh government has reminded agents that the lockdown guidelines remain in force and that while virtual viewings can take place, only house moves that have to proceed contractually can go ahead.Propertymark says it has provided members with resources and information to comply with the rules and raised issues with the Welsh Government about non-compliance.In the meantime, Welsh agents will have to wait until the 18th June to find out if the rules are to be relaxed, when the country’s First Minister Mark Drakeford is due to give his next update.Fines in Wales for non-compliance with the guidelines in Wales range from a £60 fixed penalty up to £1,920 for repeat and serious offenders.lockdown Mark Drakeford propertymark Wales welsh June 12, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Welsh government urges agents to report competitors ignoring lockdown previous nextRegulation & LawWelsh government urges agents to report competitors ignoring lockdownStatement follows several reports of agents, particularly those near the English border, opening up branches and conducting face-to-face viewings.Nigel Lewis12th June 20200966 Viewslast_img read more

Queer bop rebrand sparks student criticism

first_imgThe costume competition this year will be “400 years of queer icons”, based on the Alternative Miss World competition, the recent Queer Icons exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and the celebrations of 400 years of Wadham. Jebb said the theme leaves students “plenty of scope for some original and amazing costumes.”Costumes suggested in the proposal include James Dean, Oscar Wilde, Dusty Springfield and Joan of Arc.One student’s response to such suggestions was less than welcoming. “All their examples of possible costumes are fully clothed, where is the fun in that? No vulgarity? That sucks.”The current Wadham Student Union President has encouraged students to accept the changes or risk cancelling the event. “As students, we do not want to abuse the trust that the college has given us to have a well-run event that is safe, celebrates LGBTQ issues, and is lot of fun for everyone. If it seems that we cannot, Queer Festival will not happen again.”Criticism has not been universal. OUSU’s LGBT rep, Jasper Minton-Taylor, argues that the proposals will help to clarify what Queer Bop is all about. “In recent years… it would seem that the nature of the party got slightly out of hand in matters such as the nature of the costumes. What was unfortunate were the connotations attached to ‘queer’ as a result. Thus I fully commend the queer bop committee for creating some guidelines”Another Wadham student argued many of the changes were positive, saying, “I think it’s a good thing that there is much more emphasis on LGBT themes and it being an all-day event means more partying time…a lot of work and effort has been put into the event and it looks really good – if a bit less debauched. Time will tell.”Jebb confirms changes were made in conjunction with OUSU Queer Council and LGBT Soc and said they had been “extremely supportive of [Wadham’s] efforts.” He also said one of Wadham’s Fellows is also on the committee for Queer Festival and that Wadham have been “really supportive” of the event. The decision of the Queer Fest organisers to ban “inappropriate” costumes as part of efforts to distance the event from what they describe as a “salubrious reputation” has sparked outrage amongst the student body.Wadham’s infamous Queer Bop has been completely overhauled this year and rebranded as Queer Fest.The changes come after a report last year by Will McCallum, the then Student Union President, who identified a number of damaging incidents at former Queer Bops, including a homophobic attack, hospitalisations of attendees and the attendance of strippers.In a move angering students, Queer Fest organisers have asked those attending not to wear “nappies, fig leaves, nipple tassels, G-strings or anything you wouldn’t be happy to have your mother send you off in.”An email warns attendees that they must know “where to draw the line” and that anyone wearing something “deliberately offensive” will be turned away.A Wadham student commented, “I don’t like the fact that it is being made to be tamer than any normal bop, with all these regulations and threats of being kicked out… you can’t wear anything ‘inappropriate’ – I mean what does that even mean?”Angry students have been sharing their frustration with the plans on Facebook. Emily Ludolf, a 3rd year, said, “I am advocating a mass-strip half way through, if everyone does what can the man do?”The status of David Roberts, another 3rd year reads, “Queer Festival- another nail into the heart of fun.”Further changes include making the event longer, serving food and erecting tents where students can rest if they feel unwell.Ciaran Jebb, one of Wadham’s Entz reps, confirmed that Queer Bop has been reinvented as Queer Fest this year and insisted it would be “a brand new exciting, inclusive and innovative celebration to provide a fantastic culmination to Wadham’s Queer Week.”last_img read more

Ocean City Officials Looking Forward to Post-Coronavirus Recovery

first_imgCity Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City officials confidently predicted Thursday night that the resort town will come roaring back as strong as ever once the coronavirus pandemic is over and an “invisible enemy” is conquered.The inspirational words from Mayor Jay Gillian and members of City Council came during an unusual backdrop – a public meeting devoid of any in-person audience. The Council meeting was held without anyone from the public in attendance as part of social distancing requirements to help stem the spread of the lethal contagion.“Everybody, we’re going to do our best to get through this, under the circumstances,” Council President Peter Madden assured members of the public who listened in by teleconference.Madden pointed out the “unique nature of this meeting” as it got underway at 7 p.m. The public was allowed to participate by calling in, but only two residents spoke during the public comment session later on. Both residents thanked city officials for their efforts to protect the community from COVID-19.The coronavirus crisis dominated Council’s discussion from start to finish. The mayor began the meeting by praising the city’s first responders and other employees for their work during the outbreak.Gillian also thanked the residents for their patience during a time when the beaches, Boardwalk, schools, government buildings and other public facilities remain closed during Gov. Phil Murphy’s stay-at-home order.“We all know the virus is here in Ocean City. It’s been here,” Gillian said.Urging the entire community to remain united, Gillian said he has no doubts that the city will recover and live up to its slogan as “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”Mayor Jay Gillian, shown at a City Council meeting in February, believes the city will bounce back.Council members joined with Gillian in praising the city’s first responders and other government employees. They also thanked the “unsung heroes” who work in the supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores and other key businesses that remain open during the pandemic.“Thank God for these people, because we would be in a real jam if they decided not to risk it,” Councilman Michael DeVlieger said.In other words of caution, the Council members urged the public to continue practicing social distancing guidelines and to remain at home except to make essential trips or to go outside for exercise.They also stressed that out-of-town visitors and the owners of vacation homes should not come to Ocean City during the pandemic. Gov. Murphy and Cape May County officials fear that visitors would spread COVID-19 at the shore if they traveled here now.“We’re all dealing with an invisible enemy,” Councilwoman Karen Bergman said of the virus.Councilman Tony Wilson said city officials have received “countless calls” from local residents about the possibility of sealing off the island to visitors. But Wilson noted that the city lacks the legal authority to close the bridges or to check the identification of drivers heading into town.Referring to perceived divisions between local residents and Ocean City’s visitors, Councilman Bob Barr said everyone should instead focus on the fight against COVID-19.“It isn’t us versus them. It’s Ocean City and the world versus the coronavirus,” Barr said.Members of City Council, pictured at a meeting in February, are looking for a strong recovery.As hotels, motels, rental properties and other tourism-related businesses remain shut down, Bergman pointed to the economic impacts of the coronavirus. Bergman, who works as the director of catering at the Flanders Hotel, said a number of weddings have been canceled there.However, Bergman noted that the wedding parties plan to reschedule at the Flanders, a sign that the local economy is poised to bounce back once the pandemic is over.“I just hope that we can all get through this and people will come back here and we’ll have an awesome, awesome summer,” she said.Echoing Bergman’s sentiments, DeVlieger expressed confidence that the city will rebound to have “the greatest summer we’ve had in my lifetime.”“There’s no better place to enjoy yourself with your family than Ocean City, New Jersey,” DeVlieger said.DeVlieger also reminded the public about a nonprofit organization – called OCNJ CARE – that is focused on helping the local community cope with the COVID-19 crisis, including providing free meals to residents suffering from financial hardship.“Don’t let your family go hungry,” DeVlieger said, alluding to people who need assistance from OCNJ CARE.He added, “Believe me, we’re ready to help.”More information on OCNJ Care is available at OCNJ CARE was originally formed to help the community regain its footing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.“We did it with Sandy. We’ll do it again,” Councilman Keith Hartzell said.OCNJ CARE is a nonprofit organization formed to help the local community in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.Hartzell, DeVlieger and other Council members urged residents to patronize the local businesses to help sustain them and their employees while they deal with myriad economic challenges now.“Tip them like you’ve never tipped before,” Hartzell said, referring to the service industry employees who depend on tips for their income.DeVlieger said one way to support local businesses is for people to buy gift cards or certificates that can be redeemed when Ocean City’s stores reopen and the economy begins to recover.“It’s an opportunity for them to keep their doors open,” DeVlieger said of the businesses.Also at Thursday’s meeting, Council approved a series of resolutions and contracts for city business.One contract, for $193,600, will continue a summer program that uses falcons and hawks to scare away aggressive seagulls that swoop down to steal food from beachgoers and people on the Boardwalk. The seagull abatement program began last summer under another company, but a different vendor submitted the low bid for the contract this year.Council also approved a $60,513 landscaping contract for 35 city-owned garden plots and public grounds scattered throughout town. Under the contract, eight of those sites will be landscaped using environmentally friendly “organic” methods, meaning there will be no chemical pesticides or fertilizers.In another matter, the mayor told Council that he plans to rework the proposed 2020 municipal budget and the city’s five-year capital plan because of the coronavirus crisis. He will present the budget and capital plan to Council next month.Gillian explained that the city “will not be immune” to the economic impacts of the pandemic.last_img read more

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first_imgAnyone reading the press in recent months could be forgiven for thinking they were about to drop dead in the street because they had munched on a hot pie laced with ’killer fats’.It’s all pretty scary stuff. And, of course, it’s all complete and utter nonsense. For ’killer fats’ read trans fatty acids, which have always been in foods such as butter, milk, beef and lamb, and which for decades have appeared as a by-product of the process of partially hydrogenating the oils used to make biscuits, cakes and pastries.Food manufacturers are committed to reducing trans fats levels to as low as is technically possible because there is evidence to suggest they can lower HDL (good) cholesterol and raise LDL (bad) cholesterol.But there are myths about trans fats that need dispelling. The most sinister is the perception put about by the anti-food brigade that this is a huge problem. ’We need new rules,’ they cry; ’we need banning orders,’ they scream; ’we need better labelling,’ they demand. But this just isn’t true.The fact is that the government’s latest national diet and nutrition survey shows consumption of trans fats had fallen from 2.1% of total energy in 1985 to 1.2% of total energy by 2000. And the work continues to reduce those levels further.Earlier this month, the FDF polled its biggest members to find out how much they had achieved. The results were stunning: we reckon that more than £1.5bn worth of products have been dramatically reformulated in the last couple of years to either remove trans fats completely or virtually eliminate them.So, that’s why I believe the lurid headlines are ludicrous. But I suppose they do serve one important purpose: reminding us that we all need to do a better job of countering the headlines and telling consumers the truth about the foods they enjoy – pies and all!last_img read more