No poll promises for sharecroppers in Odisha

first_imgAs most rural political leaders are landowners, no mainstream party in Odisha is serious about issues related to sharecroppers during elections, alleged farmers’ organisation All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha.The organisation lamented that till now there is no official data on the number of sharecroppers in the State. Unofficial assessments claim around 60% farmers in Odisha are sharecroppers. Since they are not united as a political force, the mainstream parties continue to ignore their plight, alleged national secretary of AIKMS, Bhala Chandra Sarangi. During elections, parties try to impress poor peasants with small sops instead of long-term solutions to end their plight, he added.Sharecroppers who till land as tenants are yet to have any legal documentation of their labour. “Political parties promise a lot for agricultural progress during elections but never have anything for sharecroppers, who are the real cultivators,” said G. Pradhan, a sharecropper from Bengadi village in Ganjam district.With the amendment in Orissa Land Reforms Act in 1974, sharecropping was banned in the State. But the practice continues in all parts of Odisha without any legal binding. It is a major obstacle for agricultural development in the State as sharecroppers fail to invest properly to increase fertility of land. “Without legal documentation of tenancy of land, sharecroppers do not get institutional loans and other government benefits. At the time of natural calamities, they fail to get compensation,” said Mr. Pradhan.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Bosnia beats Iran 3-1 in Group F

first_imgBosnia’s Miralem Pjanic celebrates with teammates after scoring. (AP Photo)Bosnia-Herzegovina ended Iran’s hopes of advancing to the knockout stages at the World Cup with a 3-1 victory in Group F. Edin Dzeko opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with a low shot from 20 yards (meters), deflecting in off the post. Miralem Pjanic made it 2-0 in the 53rd with an angled shot from inside the box. Reza Ghoochannejhad gave some hope to the Iranians with a tap-in goal in the 81st, but Avdija Vrsaljevic replied immediately with his low shot from the edge of the area to restore the two-goal buffer. Iran needed a win to have any chance of advancing. The Bosnians were already out of contention at their first World Cup following consecutive losses to Argentina and Nigeria.last_img read more

Ready to Relax? This Box of Grooming Goodies from Birchbox Man Can Help

first_img Editors’ Recommendations If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Why should she be the only one enjoying a little #selfcare? You, too, can practice the Danish lifestyle concept of hygge (aka rest and relaxation) with Birchbox’s curated Off The Clock Limited Edition Box. Kick back and indulge in some dude-friendly comfort with this assortment grooming goodies delivered right to your door for just $55. It’s completely stress-free. In fact, go ahead and make it a weekly me-time ritual. You’ll want to treat yo’ self to all these soothing, feel-good products.Here’s what’s included in the box:Anthony Deep Pore Cleansing ClayRefresh and recover from the environmental stressors of the day with this mask from Anthony. Apply a thin layer to your skin and just relax for ten minutes while the Kailin and Bentonite clay gently draw up dirt, oil, and sweat from your pores.PLANT Apothecary Calm Down Body WashSuds up and calm down with this moisturizing body wash. Infused with ginger and lavender essential oils, this formulation will quiet your overstressed mind, ease anxiety, and help you sleep better. Lather, rinse, and watch your troubles go down the drain.Level Naturals Eucalyptus + Lime Bath BombsLike a Sloe Gin Fizz, these all-natural bath bombs will maximize your tub time, sans hangover. The added botanical extracts and jojoba seed oil will nourish and hydrate your bod. Did you know taking a bath can ease muscle pain, calm arthritic pain, and reduce cold symptoms?Lucky Bastard Cabin CandleStop burning the candle at both ends. Instead, turn your man cave into a rustic cabin with this warm scented, single wick candle and unleash the soothing smell of the great outdoors.Lucky Bastard The Gentlemen’s Lip BalmThink of this lip balm is a soothing self-care stick you can take with you on the road. Comfort your dry, cracked lips and keep them protected with SPF protection.Marlowe 003 Body LotionYou may think you that you’re not into body lotion until you try this one. Green tea and passionflower fruit extracts make up this non-greasy, fragrance-free formula. Slather it on to repair your dry skin.Bombas Merino SocksPut your feet up and let your tired dogs breathe in this ultra-comfortable pair of wool socks that will keep you comfortable in all seasons.If you enjoy all these products, check out what else Birchbox is offering for men.Get the Box The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Toniclast_img read more

Jio pips Airtel to become Indias 2nd largest mobile operator in May

first_imgNew Delhi: Reliance Jio, the newest entrant in the telecom sector, has piped Bharti Airtel to become the second largest mobile operator with 32.29 crore subscribers and 27.80 per cent market share in May, according to regulator TRAI’s data. The move assumes significance as Reliance Jio stormed into the highly-competitive telecom sector in September 2016 with its disruptive voice and data offerings, while Bharti Airtel had launched its services way back in 1995. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAs per the latest data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Vodafone Idea – born last year from the merger of older operators Vodafone India and Idea Cellular – continues to be the largest operator with 38.75 crore consumers and 33.36 per cent market share in the wireless segment as on May 31, 2019. Sunil Mittal-promoted Bharti Airtel has slipped to the third spot with 32.03 crore mobile subscribers and 27.58 per cent subscriber market share during the month. Also Read – Coking coal shipments rise 15 pc to 29 MT at 12 state-run ports in Apr-SepReliance Jio added 81.80 lakh new subscribers (on a net basis) in May and ended the month with 27.80 per cent market share and 32.29 crore subscribers. Interestingly, cash-strapped telecom PSU Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), that is awaiting a relief package from the government and has undertaken severe cost-cutting measures – added 2,125 wireless subscribers during May. Established players like Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel – which have introduced minimum recharge schemes in their quest to chase higher ARPUs (average revenues per user) and improve financials – lost subscribers, at 56.97 lakh and 15.08 lakh users, respectively. The change in pecking order in May contrasts with the rankings in April 2019 when Bharti Airtel was the second largest mobile operator with 32.18 crore subscribers and 27.69 per cent share of the overall wireless market. Reliance Jio, in April, had trailed the older operator and held the third spot with 31.48 crore subscribers and 27.08 market market share. Vodafone Idea, in April too was the largest operator in India, by a wide margin, with 39.32 crore subscribers and 33.83 per cent of the overall wireless market, last month’s data put out by TRAI showed.last_img read more

Transport Canada announces new funds for removal of abandoned wrecked boats

first_imgLADYSMITH, B.C. – Transport Canada has announced funding to help coastal communities clear out abandoned boats and vessels that pose both as an eyesore and safety concern.The department says $1.3 million is being made available to assess and remove abandoned boats from ports and harbours in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as to support an education campaign to deter the practice.Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement Monday abandoned vessels are a financial burden to communities and the funds will help mitigate the costs.At least 21 vessels are slated to be removed from a number of harbours including in Ladysmith, B.C., Vancouver, Victoria and Port Saunders, N.L.Sheila Malcolmson, a New Democrat MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, said the funding is “a drop in the bucket” compared with the scale of the problem.Malcolmson said local governments have struggled to respond to the hundreds of vessels estimated to be abandoned along Canada’s coastline and waterways for decades, and the federal announcement to remove only 21 boats is a disappointment.The problem stems from a poor registry system, which limits police agencies’ ability to track down irresponsible owners when they’re issued fines, she said.“Right now that vessel registry is so undermined and broken that that kind of accountability is not possible,” she said.Malcolmson introduced a private member’s bill last fall to change how the government handles vessel clean up, but it wasn’t voted on because it was too similar to legislation Garneau was introducing that would make abandoning a boat illegal.Garneau also announced funding in B.C. to assess 26 abandoned and wrecked boats, allowing port authorities and others to apply to have them removed.The funding includes $475,000 over the next three years to support research into developing environmentally friendly methods to recycle and dispose of boats.“Our government is also pursuing other measures to reduce the number of problem vessels that pose hazards in Canadian waters, and support the preservation and restoration of marine ecosystems,” Garneau said in a statement.last_img read more

Badou Zaki Doubts Morocco Will Go Far in CAN 2017

Rabat – Former coach of Morocco’s national football team and current coach of Algeria’s CR Belouizdad, Badou Zaki, has ruled out Morocco from the list of  favorites to win the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2017), set to take place from January 14th-February 5th, in Gabon.In an interview with Algerian channel “Annahar,” Badou said that Morocco hopes to advance past the first round [and qualify for other rounds], something it has not managed it to achieve since 2004.”“It does not make sense to dream of many things that we have not achieved for more than 12 years,” he said. “If Morocco qualifies for the semi-final it will be such an achievement.” He went on to add  that “the African teams that have managed over the past few years to achieve remarkable results in the World Cup competitions are the ones that are inspired to dream of winning the CAN 2017.”The Group C category, which includes Morocco, Côte D’Ivoire, Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo, is considered one of the most competitive groups.Morocco’s first scheduled match, against the Democratic Republic of Congo, will take place January 16. Its second match will be against Togo on January 20 before going on to play Côte D’Ivoire on January 24.In a press conference held during the national team’s preparatory camp in the UAE, Morocco’s coach, Hervé Renard, said: “We will do our utmost to achieve the best results based on our potentials and capabilities. I set myself to qualify for the final quarter as a top priority, and I took it as a personal matter.”The national team’s private plane took off on Thursday morning from the UAE’s Al Ain International Airport, heading to Gabon’s capital, Libreville where they will then settle in to their tournament residence in the city of Bitam. read more

Police raid brothel in Mount Lavinia 13 arrested

Among those arrested was the manager and 12 women employed at the brothel.The women are aged between 27 and 50 years, the police added. (Colombo Gazette) The police raided a brothel in Mount Lavinia and arrested 13 people, the police media unit said today.The police said that the raid was conducted after information was received that a brothel was operating under the guise of an ayurvedic spa in the Mount Lavinia area.

Japanese stocks rise as business sentiment improves China markets closed for holiday

Japanese stocks rise as business sentiment improves; China markets closed for holiday BANGKOK – Japanese stocks surged Tuesday after a business survey showed mounting confidence among the country’s powerhouse manufacturers.The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo rose 1.2 per cent to 14,627.66 after the latest quarterly “tankan” survey showed a sharp improvement from the prior period. Large manufacturers were especially upbeat, with a reading of positive 12, up from 4 in the July survey.Markets in mainland China and Hong Kong are closed for public holidays and couldn’t react to a survey showing that manufacturing in the world’s No. 2 economy barely expanded in September.Tuesday’s report by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing showed manufacturing expanded for the third month in a row. But the group’s purchasing managers’ index rose by only a fraction to 51.1 last month from 51.0 in August, less than economists expected.The federation’s report comes a day after a private survey by HSBC also indicated weaker than expected growth in China’s massive manufacturing sector.Elsewhere, South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.4 per cent to 2,004.77. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1 per cent to 5,223.10. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia also rose. New Zealand and Malaysia fell.On Wall Street, stocks fell Monday amid worries that a budget fight in Washington could lead to a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit. The so-called debt ceiling has to be raised or the government won’t be able to pay all of its bills, causing at least a partial shutdown.But there was no agreement in Congress late Monday, with just hours to go before hitting a shutdown deadline.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.8 per cent to close at 15,129.67. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.6 per cent to 1,681.55. The Nasdaq composite fell nearly 0.3 per cent, to 3,771.48.Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 36 cents to $101.97 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract grade fell 54 cents to close at $102.33 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday.In currencies, the euro rose to $1.3528 from $1.3522 late Monday. The dollar rose to 98.49 yen from 98.28 yen.___Follow Pamela Sampson on Twitter at by Pamela Sampson, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2013 4:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Derry Two arrested over reports of attempted hijacking

first_imgTWO MEN HAVE been arrested by police in Northern Ireland following reports of an attempted hijacking.The PSNI said that police in Derry investigating reports of an attempted hijacking in the Carnhill area of the city this morning have arrested two males.Police also recovered a small crossbow following a search of a house in the area.An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted hijacking, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, criminal damage and assault on police.A second man, aged 27, has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, possession of an offensive weapon, assault on police and resisting arrest.They are both currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.last_img read more

Rightwing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over child abuse comments

first_img Source: (((Adam Rothberg)))/Twitter Statement: After careful consideration @simonschuster and its @threshold_books have cancelled publication of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos— (((Adam Rothberg))) (@AdamRothberg) February 20, 2017 Feb 21st 2017, 8:25 PM 31,701 Views Share74 Tweet Email By Aoife Barry Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 8:25 PMcenter_img Right-wing commentator Milo resigns from Breitbart over ‘child abuse’ comments He had earlier been dropped from a major Conservative conference. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 115 Comments Short URL Some have questioned why it took until now for the publisher to cancel the publication, given Yiannopoulos’s previous comments about women, feminism, gay men, Islam, and people of colour.Addressing his decision to leave Breitbart, Yiannopoulos said he would be wrong “to allow [his] poor choice of words to detract from [his] colleagues’ important reporting”.He was banned from Twitter last year for his role in encouraging the online abuse of Leslie Jones, one of the stars of Ghostbusters.Yiannopoulos had made the controversial comments about child abuse in an online interview, but later said in a Facebook post that he does not support paedophilia, which is “a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the worst”.His invitation to the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference was rescinded yesterday, though earlier the American Conservative Union – which runs the event – had said that free speech includes “hearing Milo’s important perspective”.But Yiannopoulis said on Facebook that what happened will not “defeat” him: Source: FacebookWith reporting from Sean MurrayRead: Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at centre of storm over ‘child abuse’ comments> Source: Simon & SchusterUpdated 8.25pmYESTERDAY, COMMENTS THAT right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos made about child abuse led him to being dropped from a major Conservative conference.Now a book deal that he had with high-profile publisher Simon & Schuster has been terminated and he has stepped down as technology editor for the right-wing website Breitbart.The book, called Dangerous, was due to be published by the imprint Threshold Editions.PR agent for Simon and Schuster Adam Rothberg made the announcement yesterday:last_img read more

Community Foundation for S.W. Washington honors philanthropists

first_imgJudith Youde woke at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday to the sounds of birds singing outside her open bedroom window.Their simple yet beautiful songs welcoming the sunrise made her think about the day ahead and inspired her to look up “philanthropy” in the dictionary.The first definition she saw — “affection for mankind” — was equally beautiful in its simplicity.“We care very much about people,” Judith Youde said Tuesday afternoon as she and her husband, Jim, were honored as 2019 Philanthropists of the Year during the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s luncheon. “We see needs, and we fill needs.”About 650 people attended the luncheon at the Hilton Vancouver Washington to recognize those who make the community better by giving their money, time and support.“Philanthropy is addictive,” Judith Youde said. “There is always more to do, more to give.”Alan Hamilton, president of the Clark County Food Bank, introduced the Youdes with a short video. Hamilton credited the couple with virtually establishing his organization, which works to alleviate hunger and its root causes. Today, the regional food bank distributes 6.6 million pounds of food and 5.5 million meals a year.“But it is really how they live that makes a difference,” Hamilton said. “They care about people, and they volunteer and help.”The Youdes have donated to other organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, the Columbia Land Trust and New Heights Church. They have been steady supporters of Vancouver Women’s Foundation, which provides financial assistance to women who have immediate, acute needs preventing them from attaining self-sufficiency.last_img read more

EPA Announces August Biodiesel Production Figures

first_imgThe EPA last week reported 148 million gallons of biodiesel production for the month of August, putting year-to-date volume at a record pace of nearly 916 million gallons. With more than 1 billion gallons of production in each of the past two years, biodiesel is the first EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel to reach commercial-scale production nationwide. The industry has surpassed RFS targets since the program began and is on track to do so again this year.The production volumes are reported under the Biomass-based Diesel category of the RFS. To view the figures, visit the EPA’s website here. The monthly numbers show a total of more than 177 million gallons of Biomass-based Diesel in August. That total includes nearly 30 million gallons of renewable diesel, a similar diesel replacement made with the same resources but using a different technology. For the year, biodiesel and renewable diesel together have already exceeded 1 billion gallons, with nearly 1.1 billion gallons total.last_img read more

Dragons Den Sarah Willingham on Britains great entrepreneurial appetite

first_img Sarah Willingham, the British entrepreneur and star of TV show Dragons Den, has championed small and medium-sized businesses at the 2015 Small Business Awards, saying they are the backbone of our economy.Willingham, who featured on the judging panel at the 2015 awards, sponsored by Nectar Business, said she was impressed by the candidates nominated. She said: Britain has a great entrepreneurial appetite and SMEs are the backbone of our economy.I really was wowed by this years Nectar Business Small Business Award winners. All six winners reiterate that with hard work and a clear vision, anythings possible. I hope that their achievements will motivate others to activate their own business ideas.Ventia Ltd, a company that offers boutique offices in the heart of London, beat hundreds of UK SMEs to take the small business of the year crown. Ventia is a really deserving winner of Nectar Business small business of the year prize. Their success from design led conversions of period buildings into unique office spaces is inspired, Willingham said.Steve Baker, founder of Ventia Ltd, said: Its brilliant to have recognition in our sector and this win is an endorsement of the strength of our business, something our clients and customers will be pleased to hear.Other winners on the night included Merci Maman winning entrepreneur of the year for her online bespoke jewellery boutique, C and J Heating and Plumbing Ltd winning tradesperson for the year, and Netduma Ltd, which picked up the innovation of the year award for providing next-generation router software. Closelast_img read more

WATCH Trump Suggests TwoPhase Immigration Deal For Dreamers

first_img Share Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a “bill of love,” then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.Trump presided over a lengthy meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking a solution for hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S. as children and living here illegally. Trump last year ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shielded more than 700,000 people from deportation and gave them the right to work legally. He gave Congress until March to find a fix.The president, congressional Republicans and Democrats expressed optimism for a deal just 10 days before a government shutdown deadline. Trump said he was willing to be flexible in finding an agreement as Democrats warned that the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants hung in the balance.“I think my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with,” Trump said during a Cabinet Room meeting with a bipartisan group of nearly two dozen lawmakers, adding, “I am very much reliant upon the people in this room.” A group of journalists observed the meandering meeting for an extraordinary length of time — about 55 minutes — that involved Trump seeking input from Democrats and Republicans alike in a freewheeling exchange on the contentious issue.Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesFile photo of December 18, 2017, people who call themselves DREAMers, protest in front of the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to pass a DREAM Act.The White House said after the meeting that lawmakers had agreed to narrow the scope of the negotiations to four areas: border security, family-based “chain migration,” the visa lottery, and the DACA policy, winning nods from Democrats.“It’s encouraging that the president seems open to a narrow deal protecting the Dreamers,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York.The unusually public meeting laid bare a back-and-forth between the parties more typically confined to closed-door negotiations. At one point, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, asked Trump if he would support a “clean” DACA bill now with a commitment to pursue a comprehensive immigration overhaul later.Trump responded, “I would like it … I think a lot of people would like to see that but I think we have to do DACA first.” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., interjected, saying, “Mr. President, you need to be clear though,” that legislation involving the so-called Dreamers would need to include border security.Trump also suggested bringing back “earmarks,” or money for pet projects requested by lawmakers, as a way to bridge the divide between the two parties. Conservative groups responded that any resumption of earmarks ran the risk of special interests playing a bigger role in government, a notion at odds with Trump’s “drain the swamp” campaign mantra.On immigration, the president said he would insist on construction of a border security wall as part of an agreement involving young immigrants, but he said Congress could then pursue a comprehensive immigration overhaul in a second phase of talks.House Republicans said they planned to soon introduce legislation to address border security and the young immigrants. Trump said, “it should be a bill of love.”Conservatives quickly sounded alarms about a process that would lead to a comprehensive agreement on immigration, a path that has long been anathema to many rank-and-file Republicans.“Nothing Michael Wolff could say about @realDonaldTrump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now,” tweeted conservative commentator Ann Coulter, referencing Trump’s recent portrayal in the book, “Fire and Fury.”Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., leader of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, said in a text message after the White House meeting he was “generally” opposed to a two-step process “because history would indicate the second step never happens.” But he later said that if the first steps included the four areas outlined by the White House, “then I could support a two-step process realizing that step one is the only thing that is guaranteed.”The president appeared to acknowledge the potential political pitfalls of pursuing a more permanent deal, telling the lawmakers, “I’ll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform.”After the meeting, lawmakers from both parties appeared divided over the basic definition of Trump’s bottom-line demand for a border wall on the southern border.Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland said his party was opposed to GOP calls for $18 billion in funding to build the wall. “It was clear in the meeting that wall did not mean some structure,” he said of Trump’s remarks, noting the president also mentioned fencing, cameras, and other security measures for the border.Republicans were adamant that Trump’s call “means the wall,” but that Trump acknowledged it does not need to cover the entire length of the border, because of geographic barriers. Just how many miles of a constructed wall the president would need to sign onto an immigration bill would be subject to negotiation, McCarthy said.Democrats and Republicans are set to resume negotiations on Wednesday.The immigration talks pit a president who made the construction of a border wall a central piece of his 2016 campaign against congressional Democrats who have sought to preserve the Obama-era protections for the young immigrants.The discussions are taking place in the aftermath of Trump’s public blow-up with former campaign and White House adviser Steve Bannon, one of the architects of Trump’s calls for the border wall.Bannon’s break with Trump has raised concerns among some conservative Republicans that the president might reach an agreement with Democrats on the Dreamers without getting enough in return on border security and significant changes to the immigration system.Trump as recently as last weekend said he wouldn’t sign legislation addressing DACA unless Congress agreed to an overhaul of the legal immigration system, saying any deal must include an overhaul of the family-based immigration system as well as an end to the diversity visa lottery, which draws immigrants from under-represented parts of a world.That would be in addition to Trump winning funding for his promised southern border wall and added border security. But in the meeting he indicated a willingness to compromise with Democrats, whose votes are needed in the narrowly divided Senate.“The president exhibited, I thought, quite a bit of flexibility when the cameras weren’t there in terms of what we do in this phase and the next phase — and an acknowledgment that a lot of things we want to do are going to be part of a comprehensive bill but not now,” said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., one of the attendees.last_img read more

WhatsApp Just Added Encrypted Video Chat To Their Apps

first_img WhatsApp was already one of the most popular messaging apps around, and it’s about to get a whole lot more popular. Their latest update adds support for video chats.Plenty of other messaging apps already let you make video calls, so what’s the big deal? Isn’t WhatsApp just playing catch-up? You could say that, but WhatsApp had other priorities… like protecting the privacy of its 500 million-plus users.In April of this year, WhatsApp switched on strong, end-to-end encryption. To make it happen, they collaborated with the team at Open Whisper Systems, who created the Signal protocol and app. Privacy advocates — including Edward Snowden — are bullish on pretty much everything Open Whisper does.Encrypted IMs were just the beginning. WhatsApp voice calls could also be encrypted, and so, too, can the video calls you can now place with the app.Switching on video chat support for a half-billion users requires a pretty robust back end. Fortunately, WhatsApp has plenty of computing power at their disposal thanks to that whole “being acquired by Facebook” thing.The acquisition did unsurprisingly raise some concerns with privacy-minded folks. They were worried that Facebook would want to get its hands on all that delicious WhatsApp usage data. In August, they got it. Some of it, anyway.Facebook knows who WhatsApp users are chatting with, and they can see phone numbers. What they can’t see is actual message content. They can’t read texts, peep at the photos and videos you share with your contacts, or eavesdrop on your audio and video calls thanks to the end-to-end encryption. Mozilla Unveils Firefox Send, a Free Encrypted Filesharing Tool’Side-Channel’ Cyber Attacks Rare, But Chilling Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | May 06, 2011 Naviscan Announces Partnership with TecNologie Avanzate for Italian market Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems May 6, 2011 – Naviscan has entered into a distribution agreement with Tecnologie Avanzate s.r.l. to market and service Naviscan’s high-resolution, organ-specific PET scanner in Italy. The agreement represents the introduction of PEM (Positron Emission Mammography), the scanner’s breast application, as a new tool available to Italian women in their fight against breast cancer.Naviscan manufactures the only commercially available PEM scanner and PEM-guided biopsy system. The scanner uses PET technology to produce tomographic images that allow physicians to visualize breast tumors down to 2 mm, the width of a grain of rice. In recently published data, PEM has been found to be significantly more precise at identifying benign and cancerous lesions, in what scientists call “specificity,” therefore reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies. This finding is a welcomed outcome for women and physicians looking for ways to reduce the patient trauma and cost associated with unnecessary procedures. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more last_img read more

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