Google experiment finds Bing is copying its search results

first_imgWhile Google has identified that Bing must be using its data to improve itself, there doesn’t seem to be much it can do about it. As Danny Sullivan of SEL rightly asks:When Bing launched in 2009, the joke was that Bing stood for either “Because It’s Not Google” or “But It’s Not Google.” Mining Google’s searches makes me wonder if the joke should change to “Bing Is Now Google.” Read more at Search Engine Land As for how Bing is collecting data about Google searches. It’s suggested that the data collected through Bing’s Suggested Sites and Toolbar could be the culprits. Microsoft may monitor searches through them done using Google.When asked about the copying accusation by Search Engine Land (SEL), Microsoft doesn’t exactly deny it. Here’s the response from Stefan Weitz, director of Microsoft’s Bing search engine:As you might imagine, we use multiple signals and approaches when we think about ranking, but like the rest of the players in this industry, we’re not going to go deep and detailed in how we do it. Clearly, the overarching goal is to do a better job determining the intent of the search, so we can guess at the best and most relevant answer to a given query.Opt-in programs like the [Bing] toolbar help us with clickstream data, one of many input signals we and other search engines use to help rank sites. This “Google experiment” seems like a hack to confuse and manipulate some of these signals. In October last year the amount of Bing results matching Google’s went up considerably, so Google decided to setup some synthetic searches to see if Bing really was copying. These synthetic searches used terms no one ever really searched for and Google forced a top result in each case. No other search engine should have the same top search result as Google was forcing a page to the top rather than allowing it to appear organically through its ranking algorithm. A few days after that was implemented, Bing started to show the same results for some of the synthetics search terms. There was no reason for this to happen other than copying.center_img Google has a few competitors in the online search business, but its biggest rival has to be Microsoft’s Bing. So it comes as a big surprise that Google has found Bing is copying its search results to improve its own listings.Bing is apparently monitoring Google and seeing what search results are being offered, then using that information to improve its own results. The only problem is that Google has noticed. Making the matters worse is that the copying is blatant, down to pointing the misspellings to the same results.The similarities between Google and Bing results started happening around May 2010. Alarm bells sounded when misspellings were bringing up the same results on both engines (see image below). The only difference being Google corrects misspellings, but Bing doesn’t. However, both engines brought up exactly the same result, which Bing should not have done without a spelling correction. See the comparison images below:last_img read more

Sergey Brin shows off AR and voice commands in Project Glass

first_imgWe’ve been told over and over again that the Project Glass team will be constantly trying new things with the wearable computer until they figure out what will be the best thing for consumers. Early next year, Google will be selling several thousand of a developer focused version to Google I/O attendees to help further define this unique device. It seems like every time Sergey Brin is in public, he’s showing off a new feature that has been implemented into Project Glass. This week, during the Project Glass demonstrations at NYC’s Fashion Week, Brin demonstrated both a Voice Command system and an augmented reality demo.Augmented reality is a hot button topic with many wearable tech enthusiasts. The ability to overlay digital content and interact with it while still operating in the real world is incredibly exciting. To have GPS information simply exist on the street in front of you, or to load a game and see the guy standing next to you turn in to a worthy combatant. The demonstration Brin has on his Glass unit right now showed off a 360 panorama of a forest. When you turn your head, the image in Project Glass will rotate with you and show you the rest of the forest. This is a pretty basic demonstration of the technology, but an incredible step towards augmented reality being used more in Glass.Voice Commands are nothing new, but by the time you have pulled your phone out of your pocket and raised it to your head, you might as well just punch in the things you want to do. Bluetooth devices can sometimes help in those situations, but if you’ve got the whole computer strapped to your head, using your voice becomes a lot more valuable. Everything you need is already right there. If you are driving, there’s no distractions. If your hands are full, you can still do anything you need to do with your voice. Right now the only voice command we know for sure is the one that launches the camera, but we already know of some really great voice commands batched in to Google Now that will no doubt be a part of Glass in the future.Small feature like these are adding up. We’re starting to see a clearer and clearer picture of how Google thinks people will use Glass. The idea of a wearable computer that is just something attached, a device that is aware of your environment and can help you when you need it.As we get closer to the developer release of Project Glass to those chosen few Google I/O attendees, I suspect we will see a lot more come from the Google X Labs.last_img read more

Prayer vigil held at St Jamess Hospital this evening for victims of

first_imgPrayer vigil held at St James’s Hospital this evening for victims of Clondalkin fire It is believed the first funerals for the fire’s victims will take place on Monday. Short URL By Sean Murray 5 Comments A PRAYER VIGIL was held at St James’s Hospital this evening, where a woman is in critical condition following the apartment fire in Clondalkin earlier this week.It is believed that Biddy O’Brien underwent surgery this afternoon. Her young children – four-year-old Jordan and three-year-old Holly – died in the fire that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.They had been visiting O’Brien’s pregnant cousin Annemarie who, along with her two-year-old daughter Paris, died in the fire.The apartment where the fire broke out was being used as short-term accommodation, where women and children can stay for up to two years.Father Paul O’Driscoll led prayers at the hospital this evening.He told RTÉ News: “It’s just shocking. It’s beyond words.There’s two sides of the coin. There’s the pain, the loss, there’s the helplessness that everyone feels. And then there’s the presence of family and friends… that seems to be consoling. That’s giving people strength.It is believed that the first of the funerals for the victims of the fire will be held on Monday.Read: Woman and two young girls killed in overnight apartment fireRead: ‘They were just looking for a bit of peace’: Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire Image: Shutterstock/samuelwong http://jrnl.ie/3282200 Share Tweet Email 8,984 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 10 Mar 2017, 9:35 PM Mar 10th 2017, 9:35 PM Image: Shutterstock/samuelwonglast_img read more

Garda patrols increased in west Dublin as innocent family members caught up

first_imgGarda patrols increased in west Dublin as innocent family members caught up in gang feud There have been a significant number of attempts to kill gang members based in north and west Dublin in recent weeks. By Garreth MacNamee No Comments Apr 21st 2019, 10:01 PM 93,015 Views Sunday 21 Apr 2019, 10:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4598444 Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie GARDAÍ IN NORTH Dublin have increased the number of armed units across large areas of north and west Dublin following a number of shooting incidents in the area linked to an ongoing gang feud. Early this week, two homes belonging to the mothers of alleged gang members were shot at in Finglas and Blanchardstown. Since these incidents, one man has fled the area and is staying with associates in the capital. There have been a significant number of attempts to kill gang members based in north and west Dublin in recent weeks. On Tuesday night, a gun attack was carried out at a house in an estate in Corduff, west Dublin. There were no injuries, however the incident happened less than two hours after a similar attack on a house belonging to a relative of a so-called Mr Flashy – a young Finglas-based drug dealer. All this violence is connected with a drugs feud which now involves three separate gangs. Family members of the gangs’ main players have all been informed that their safety cannot be guaranteed and they may end up being targeted instead of the main players.The tit-for-tat incidents have been ramping up in recent weeks.  As a result, armed patrols of areas frequented by the gangs have been increased and units across the Garda K district, which covers Blanchardstown and Finglas, have been told to immediately pass on any intelligence they receive – no matter how insignificant it may seem – to the drugs unit. Various operations have been conducted by gardaí as a result of the upsurge in crime. Local sources have described how many inside the gangs want the violence to end as it is having a detrimental effect on the amount of money being brought in from drug sales.Previous attacksIn recent weeks, the homes and property of innocent brothers, sisters, uncles and cousins of the gangland figures have been targeted by vandals. In one instance, a woman was set upon while walking with her infant child who was in a pram at the time. The pram was pushed into a street and the woman received minor injuries from the assault. The child was physically unharmed.Last week, a man entered Finglas Garda Station to drop off clothes for someone who had been arrested. As he left, he was set upon by a group of men, one of whom sliced the victim’s neck. Last month, Lee Boylan was shot a number of times as he sat in a van in Mulhuddart, west Dublin. Boylan, who is in his mid 20s, was shot a number of times as he sat in a van in traffic at the junction of Blakestown road and Huntstown Way. He suffered life-changing injuries. The man managed to make his way back to the garda station and an ambulance was called. He lost a lot of blood in the incident. Gardaí are treating the incident as a case of attempted murder.Gardaí believe a number of shooting incidents as well as serious assaults are linked to this feud.Contact me in confidence by downloading the Threema app. My ID is 3UTJ6TTE. See more details here. Short URLlast_img read more

Athens mayoral race hots up

first_imgWith six weeks until polling day the competition to determine the next mayor of Athens is heating up. The first barbs in the race to be the next mayor of Athens were exchanged yesterday as PASOK-backed hopeful Giorgos Kaminis squared up against incumbent Nikitas Kaklamanis, accusing him of using the municipal radio station, Athina 984, to ensure the acquiescence of some journalists.With six weeks until voting day, the competition for the City of Athens heated up when Kaminis, a newcomer to the political scene, claimed Kaklamanis was using Athina 984 in an unconstitutional manner, by employing some journalists on generous wages in order to to keep them on his side. “At 984 there are regular journalists who have just that job and there are other big-name journalists who have two or three jobs and pick up a large salary,” Kaminis told Alter TV. “Athina 984 has moved away from its original mission; it is not a municipal radio station anymore,” added the former Greek Ombudsman. “It is trying to compete with commercial radio stations but with little success.”He said the combination of these two factors led to a third, “even more serious” problem: “The municipality accepts this situation because it wants to secure the silence of some journalists. This is a constitutional issue.”Kaklamanis dismissed Kaminis’s attack, saying it revealed how little his rival knew about the workings of City Hall. The clash came as Kaklamanis presented the municipal council candidates on his ticket. Among them are talent-show panelist and music agent Ilias Psinakis and retired soccer player Akis Zikos.Last Monday night, Mega TV made public an opinion poll indicating support for Kaklamanis is running at 36 percent and at 27 percent for Kaminis. If neither candidate obtains more than 50 percent of the vote, it will go to a second round. The GPO poll suggested that, in this case, 40.1 percent of voters would support Kaklamanis and 34 percent Kaminis, with the rest undecided.Source: English Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Apple founder Steve Jobs dies

first_imgApple announced on Thursday that their founder Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world’s first personal computer, the Apple II. His family said he died “peacefully”, as they thanked those who have supported them through the past year of his battle with cancer. “In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family,” relatives said. “We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness.” Mr Jobs had taken three medical leaves of absence in the last seven years. On August 24 he resigned as chief executive of the technology giant. He was once known as the man who saved Apple from financial ruin, but his legacy goes far beyond that; he will be remembered as one of the rare few people who changed the world. Jobs – a college dropout, Buddhist and son of adoptive parents – started Apple Computer with friend Steve Wozniak in the late 1970s. The Silicon Valley icon gave the world the iPod, iPhone and the iPad, and was deemed the heart and soul of a company that rivals Exxon Mobil as the most valuable in America. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

The Carters Cardi B Top 2018 MTV VMA Nominations

first_img Email Twitter Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello also notch notable nomination talliesRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 16, 2018 – 1:58 pm It’s that time again. On July 16 MTV Video Music Awards announced its 2018 slate of nominees.Leading the pack this year with 10 nominations are new mom Cardi B and seasoned parents the Carters — aka Beyoncé and Jay-Z — with a total of eight nominations. Childish Gambino and Drake racked up seven nods each, Bruno Mars earned six and Ariana Grande and Camila Cabello follow close behind with five total nominations.The MTV VMAs are awarded in a variety of categories such as Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Genre-based awards in pop, hip-hop, Latin, dance, and rock are also awarded. Notably, fans are eligible to vote in eight of these categories, including Best Collaboration and Video with a Message through Aug. 10, while voting for Best New Artist will stay open until the telecast airs.”It has already been a monumental year in music, and this year’s VMAs will take things to a whole new level,” said Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom. “The extraordinary group of nominees have amazed us with their talent and inspired us with their creativity — and when you get them together for one night, anything is possible.”The VMAs will take place on Aug. 20 at Radio City Music Hall,, which was the home of the inaugural VMAs in 1984. This year’s show will mark the 12th time the telecast makes its way to the iconic Big Apple venue.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The Carters, Cardi B Top 2018 MTV VMA Nominations See The 2018 MTV VMA Nominations carters-cardi-b-top-2018-mtv-vma-nominations News Facebook last_img read more

A Look at Competitive Dog Groomings Strange Industry

first_imgFor more doggo fun, check out these adorable photos from the New York City Halloween Dog Parade:View as: One Page Slides1/161. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images2. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images3. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images4. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images5. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images6. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images7. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images8. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images9. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images10. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images11. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images12. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images13. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images14. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images15. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images16. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYCPhoto Credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesMore on Geek.com: Stay on target Pet owners can show of their fur babies in another strange, yet intriguing industry: competitive dog grooming.And, were not talking about your typical dog show here. In competitive dog grooming, pet owners transform their canines into elaborative pieces of art to win awards and prizes. The grooming skills are next level too, because you’ll see poodles and other breeds as cuddly canvases of Danny and Sandy from Grease, Sesame Street characters, and dreamy unicorn colors. The magic doesn’t happen overnight though, because it can take months to create the perfect “pooch look” for grooming competitions.AdChoices广告Unlike other pet sectors, creative freedom gives competitive dog grooming a fun purpose. Back in 1969, Robert D. Reynolds established the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA), an organization that unites American groomers, sets national grooming standards, and certifies grooming skills in the U.S. Today, dog groomers can show off their savvy skills at many competitions, contests, and expos, including Intergroom and  SuperZoo. WTF? Wednesday: Wacky International Banana Museum Exists for Fruit FanaticsWTF? Wednesday: Bizarre Rainbow Teeth Trend Goes Viral on Instagram(From PCMag: The Best Dog DNA Testing Kits of 2018)center_img There’s more to competitive dog grooming than wacky designs though. It’s about the bond between doggos and humans, who ultimately make the dynamic duos for this weird, yet interesting hobby.“The art of dog grooming is not only about highlighting the anatomical points that bring balance to the animal, it’s also about the deep connection between dog and groomer,” said Jorge Bendersky in the book Groomed by Paul Nathan. “The skilled groomer will lead his dance partner to an elevated state of beauty and at the same time he will gain the dog’s trust to literally achieve a work of art.” Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall last_img read more

Predatory fish have large guts to help them through famine

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — A new study by scientists in the US has solved the mystery of why predatory fish have a far greater digestive capacity than they actually need. The study suggests the reason is that the extra-large guts allow them to gorge on food when it is available so they can store the calories for use in the lean times. Yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Image: United States Department of Agriculture Explore further More information: Excess digestive capacity in predators reflects a life of feast and famine, Jonathan B. Armstrong & Daniel E. Schindler, Nature (2011) doi:10.1038/nature10240AbstractA central challenge for predators is achieving positive energy balance when prey are spatially and temporally heterogeneous. Ecological heterogeneity produces evolutionary trade-offs in the physiological design of predators; this is because the ability to capitalize on pulses of food abundance requires high capacity for food-processing, yet maintaining such capacity imposes energetic costs that are taxing during periods of food scarcity. Recent advances in physiology show that when variation in foraging opportunities is predictable, animals may adjust energetic trade-offs by rapidly modulating their digestive system to track variation in foraging opportunities. However, it is increasingly recognized that foraging opportunities for animals are unpredictable3, which should favour animals that maintain a capacity for food-processing that exceeds average levels of consumption (loads). Despite this basic principle of quantitative evolutionary design, estimates of digestive load:capacity ratios in wild animals are virtually non-existent. Here we provide an extensive assessment of load:capacity ratios for the digestive systems of predators in the wild, compiling 639 estimates across 38 species of fish. We found that piscine predators typically maintain the physiological capacity to feed at daily rates 2–3 times higher than what they experience on average. A numerical simulation of the trade-off between food-processing capacity and metabolic cost suggests that the observed level of physiological opportunism is profitable only if predator–prey encounters, and thus predator energy budgets, are far more variable in nature than currently assumed. Fishing down food web leaves fewer big fish, more small fish in past century: research © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Predatory fish have large guts to help them through famine (2011, July 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-predatory-fish-large-guts-famine.html It has long been known that in captivity predatory fish can grow much larger than they do in the wild. Their stomachs are usually sac-shaped and capable of processing enormous quantities of food at a time, and in captivity it is easy to over-feed the fish. In the wild the fish must expend a great deal of energy in foraging, stalking, capturing and then digesting their prey.The unpredictable nature of predation has led some researchers to suggest they can store the energy they derive from gorging on food when it is available to enable them to survive periods when prey is not available, but until now little study had been done on the digestive capabilities of wild animals. This is the first comprehensive study of the digestive capabilities of wild predatory fish.In the new study, researchers Jonathan B. Armstrong and Daniel E. Schindler of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle analyzed some 639 recordings of 38 species of predatory fish and assessed the load capacity ratios for their digestive systems. The researchers found the digestive systems of the predatory fish were around two or three times larger than they need to be in average conditions. The large gut allows them to capitalize on “pulses of food abundance,” which requires a high digestive capacity, but maintaining that capacity is costly in energy terms when food is scarce and a large gut is not needed.Armstrong and Schindler developed numerical simulations of the trade-off that exists between having excess digestive capacity and the metabolic cost of the extra guts. The simulations suggest the trade-off benefits the fish only if they experience irregular periods of feast and famine, and that predator/prey encounters are less common than previously believed. The paper is published in the journal Nature.last_img read more

Mamata to attend 64th Convocation of IITKgp

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to attend the 64th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur on Friday. The Chief Guest on the occasion will be Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India.IIT Kharagpur had extended invitation to Banerjee for attending the event and Nabanna sources said that she had accepted the invitation. It is for the first time that Banerjee is going to attend any programme at the premier institution.Security in the campus has been beefed up, with the President and the Chief Minister attending the event. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi is also scheduled to be present. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to IIT sources, the event is scheduled to be held at the Tagore Open Air Theatre of the Institute, where close to 2,400 students will receive degrees from the Director of the Institute Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti.Students will receive degrees in BTech, BArch, Dual BTech and MTech, MTech for 2 years and 3 years, MSc for 5 years and 3 years, Masters in Medical Science and Technology, Masters in Human Resource Management, MBA and Executive MBA, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics, Bachelors and Masters in Law, MS Research and PhD. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Institute will also award Distinguished Alumnus Award to selected alumni on the basis of their exemplary contributions to the domains of science and technology, industry, academia and society.The institute is coming up with the first super-speciality hospital in the IIT system, with the aim to transform it to a medical school with a focus on high-end medical research and medical outreach programmes.It is also coming up with a Research Park in Kolkata, to promote entrepreneurship and industrial research in Eastern India.last_img read more

Colins 4 reasons why Ohio State will win the 2017 national championship

first_img 2. J.T. Barrett – He’s not an elite pro prospect and struggled at times last year, but he’s a fifth year senior and has 26-4 record in his career. He also returns 4 of his 5 offensive lineman from last year, and should thrive under new offensive coordinator – former Indiana HC – Kevin Wilson.3. Returning defensive players – The Buckeyes return 6 of their 7 top defensive players, including all of their top defensive lineman, and all but one of their linebackers from a team that scored 7 defensive TD’s last season. OSU oordinator Greg Schiano has said this d-line is better than 2 he had in the NFL. Colin thinks it will be the best line college football has seen in years.4. Schedule – The Buckeyes have a tough early season matchup against Oklahoma, but get nine days to prepare, and the Sooners are coming to Columbus. They also get Penn State at home, and face a Michigan squad that should be worse than the team they beat last year. The Wolverines face extremely physical Wisconsin the week before “The Game.” It’s the perfect scheduling storm.Watch Colin explain why he likes the Buckeyes to win it all:4 reasons @OhioStateFB will win the National Championship pic.twitter.com/Z20MbKJwHx— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 31, 2017 Ohio State begins their season tonight by traveling to Bloomington to face Indiana. The last time we saw the Buckeyes, they were getting trounced by Deshaun Watson and eventual national champion Clemson, but Colin has picked Ohio State to bounce back this year and win the national championship.Why is Colin so high on the Buckeyes? Today, in The Herd, he explained why he likes Urban Meyer’s squad to lift the trophy at the end of the year.Here are the top  4 reasons why:Urban Meyer – Coming off a bowl loss,  Meyer is dangerous. The last two times he lost in a bowl, he followed up by winning a title (2007, 2014). Last year’s 31-0 drubbing at the hands of Clemson was the worst of his career. Meyer is as angry and motivated as any season in his career. This should scare people. Advertisementlast_img read more

WATCH Florida school shooting survivor has a message for hypocritical lawmakers

first_imgA survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida recently spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. He talked about the Republican lawmakers who sell their votes to the National Rifle Association (NRA). In particular, the student took issue with lawmakers issuing ‘thoughts and prayers’ but no tangible legislation around gun control. CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks to Florida school shooting survivor Cameron Kasky ‘Everything I’ve heard where we can’t do anything and it’s out of our hands and it’s inevitable, I think that’s a facade that the GOP is putting up,’ Kasky responded. ‘I think that after every shooting the NRA sends a memo saying “send your thoughts and prayers, say let’s not talk about it now, say this happens.” This is the only country where this kind of thing happens. I’ve heard from other people, they don’t have gun drills the way we do. We had to prepare extensively at Stoneman Douglas, and that shocked people. This is something that can be stopped and will be stopped.’Kasky said that the shooting has made him reconsider his path in life, that standing up for gun control is ‘a calling.’‘It doesn’t feel like a hobby. I’m trying to spread as much awareness about this as I can,’ he said. He added that he and his classmates started a Facebook campaign to inspire change.Pointing out hypocrisy‘There is a section of this society that will shrug this off and send their thoughts and prayers but march for hours when they have to bake a rainbow wedding cake,’ he stated.Watch the full interview below:[embedded content]CNN_02-16-2018_Kasky from Tom Boggioni on Vimeo.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Parkland survivor David Hogg brings attention to trans murders at United States AIDS Conference‘Skinhead lesbian’, House candidate attacks Parkland survivor Emma GonzalezOrlando rally marks two years since Pulse shootingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/watch-florida-school-shooting-survivor-message-hypocritical-lawmakers/ The interview‘I’ve never been to a school after a shooting like this where I’ve met so many students talking about issues of guns when so many politicians are saying now is not the time to talk about the it,’ Cooper began.‘Everybody has done an amazing job responding to this: the Stoneman Douglas community, the Parkland community — everyone is an equal amount of supportive and grieving and inspired,’ student Cameron Kasky replied. ‘We’re going to use this to try to make something better out of it.’‘Do you think change is possible in terms of the kind of change you want?’ Cooper asked.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

Two men on motorcycle murdered in Cancun

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — Two men were murdered Wednesday night in Cancun by what witnesses say were hitmen in a private vehicle.The murders occurred around 8:10 p.m. in SM 48 of the city at Puesta del Sol apartments on Avenida La Luna in Cancun. Reports say that two men were shot and killed when shots were fired from a private vehicle.The two men were riding together on a motorcycle when the shooting occurred. They were intercepted by a vehicle. People inside the vehicle shot at them repeatedly, killing both.After an Emergency 911 dispatch, police arrived with Red Cross paramedics, who pronounced the two as deceased. The area was cordoned off while additional authorities arrived to investigate.The State Attorney General’s Office found shell casings at the scene, but they have not released how many and of what caliber. The bodies were transferred to the Forensic Medical Service.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

French fin min Peugeot must cut fewer jobs

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family He spoke during an interview with Europe-1 radio, iTele television and Le Parisien newspaper.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system Comments   Share   center_img PARIS (AP) – Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici says a plan from French carmaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen to eliminate thousands of jobs goes too far and the number of job cuts must be reduced.The struggling auto company announced plans last week to eliminate 8,000 jobs and close a major factory. President Francois Hollande has already said the current plan is unacceptable and must be renegotiated.Moscovici refused to get into the details of what the government would be asking for, but said Sunday that the state has “levers” it can deploy in negotiations. He said the government’s goal would be to reduce the number of jobs eliminated. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Switzerland Tourism set to open Sydneybased office

first_imgSwitzerland team in Sydney on Monday Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L Switzerland Tourism said yesterday it was on track to open its marketing office in Sydney next month.The new office will be located in Market St and headed up by Evelyn Lafone, the new Director for Australia & New Zealand for Switzerland Tourism, as reported by e-Travel Blackboard in March.“Switzerland Tourism is very happy to open an office in Australia after more than 12 years without a dedicated presence in this important market,” said Switzerland acting chief executive Urs Eberhard.“We were able to appoint a very experienced and competent Director to this market. For the last 4 years Evelyn Lafone was Director UK/Ireland in our Switzerland Tourism office in London.”For the Australia and New Zealand market, the tourism body said it would focus on promoting the Swiss summer and winter seasons and the major cities.In particular, it will highlight the country’s 60,000km of scenic hiking trails which gives visitors access to some of Switzerland’s most picturesque attractions.Australian travel agents are expected to have access to Switzerland Tourism’s online training tool by the end of July when it is fully operational.last_img read more

Ministers say all measures being taken to protect halloumi

first_imgAfter Cyprus lost the halloumi trademark in the UK, the legal service told the House agriculture committee on Tuesday it will be undertaking new battles to prevent the additional loss of the European trademark.There are currently three requests for the revocation of the European trademark on halloumi in the UK, the legal service said, noting that all necessary measures are being taken to prevent the revocation, as the European trademark serves to guarantee the cheese as a traditional product of Cyprus within the EU and the UK.Commerce Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis highlighted to the committee the importance of exhaustive checks on the production of halloumi so that the case can be defended in court.On Friday, President Nicos Anastasiades warned halloumi exporters to fall in line with the legal service’s standards for the cheese’s production otherwise the state would increase regulations on exports.A procedure is also underway to designate halloumi as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product, which Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis told the committee ended positively on a technocratic level, but was later blocked for political reasons.Efforts to designate halloumi as a PDO product, Kadis explained, were linked in an unprecedented manner to the Cyprus problem and the Green Line Regulation of 2004.Successfully establishing halloumi as a PDO product is the only way “we can feel confident”, committee chairman Andreas Kafkalias said.There will be incalculable consequences should the European trademark be lost, Kafkalias said, though even if this is obstructed it is uncertain whether the European trademark will apply to the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit, leaving the establishment of the cheese as a PDO product the only certain guarantee.In January it was reported that Cyprus may have definitively lost the trademark for halloumi in the UK after a British court refused to consider a last-ditch appeal filed by Cypriot authorities to object against the cancellation of its halloumi trademark.The trademark was lost due to the government’s failure to mount a challenge and dispatch the necessary paperwork within the set deadline after British-based company, John & Pascalis Ltd, filed three separate applications on December 22, 2017 to invalidate or revoke the trademark.Referring to the disciplinary probe that was subsequently launched within the commerce ministry to determine whether officials were derelict in their duties, Lakkotrypis told the committee that he had received a request by the attorney-general Costas Clerides for the addition of one more member to the investigating team. The request will be presented to cabinet on Wednesday, he said.A representative of the legal service clarified to the committee that the appeal on behalf of the Cypriot authorities was rejected by the British court as there were no new legal grounds.Cyprus had applied to register the trademark on December 22, 1990 and it was registered on February 22, 2002 as “Cheese made from sheep’s and/or goat’s milk; cheese made from blends of cow’s milk.”Following the latest development in the UK court, the government’s last option is filing for a new trademark for halloumi with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (Ukipo).You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoWalk In Tubs | Search AdsSearch Walk In Tubs Rowland HeightsWalk In Tubs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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