Huawei CFO suing Canada CBSA and the RCMP

TORONTO — An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the RCMP, saying they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest.Lawyers for Meng Wangzhou said Sunday they filed a notice of civil claim in the British Columbia Supreme Court. Canada arrested the daughter of Huawei’s founder at the request of the U.S. on Dec. 1 at Vancouver’s airport. Meng is wanted on fraud charges that she misled banks about the company’s business dealings in Iran.Security outside Meng Wangzhou’s home today. The Chinese tech giant Huawei’s CFO is suing the Canadian government, CBSA and @rcmpgrcpolice, saying they detained, searched and interrogated her before telling her she was under arrest. @CityNewsVAN @BT_Vancouver @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/y0Odd5taYe— Ashley Grace Burr (@AshleyBurr_) March 3, 2019The suit says that instead of immediately arresting her, authorities interrogated Meng “under the guise of a routine customs” examination and used the opportunity to “compel her to provide evidence and information.”The allegations have not been proven in court and the CBSA, RCMP and the attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.On Friday, the Canadian Department of Justice gave the go-ahead for an extradition case against Meng, marking the formal start of the high-profile process that has put Canada in an uncomfortable position between the United States and China.China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng. A Chinese court also sentenced a Canadian to death in a sudden retrial, overturning a 15-year prison term handed down earlier. Kovrig and Spavor haven’t had access to a lawyer since being arrested.Meng is out on bail in Canada and living in one of her two Vancouver mansions awaiting extradition proceedings.She is due in court on March 6, at which time a date for her extradition hearing will be set.The U.S. Department of Justice has laid out 13 criminal counts of conspiracy, fraud and obstruction against Huawei and Meng.Huawei, the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet companies, is a focus of U.S. security concerns. Washington has pressured other countries to limit use of its technology, warning they could be opening themselves up to surveillance and theft of information.With files from the Associated Press and the Canadian Press. read more

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Fighting deadly hate speech requires multilayered approach UN official says

“It is important to balance the principle of freedom of expression with the need to prevent or stop the most extreme cases of hate speech – those that have the potential to incite mass violence,” Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, told a panel on the topic.Participants in the discussion at UN Headquarters in New York included the Ambassador of Norway, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, a fellow on genocide prevention at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and experts on journalistic ethics and related issues.The topic of genocide and incitement remained critical not only because of the importance of the issue in the founding of the UN after the Holocaust, but also because of the role of speech in the more recent atrocities in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia and in the widespread violence triggered by the anti-Islam movie in 2012, participants agreed.Mr. Dieng said he was about to leave for Kenya where, in the run-up to March elections, there have been numerous initiatives taken to try to prevent the kind of hate speech that contributed to the ethnic violence that followed the 2008 polls.For an effective multi-layered approach, Mr. Dieng said, legislation must be complemented with fighting the root causes of hate speech – racism and discrimination – through dialogue and other measures, as well as countering it with “positive speech,” from government and civil society, while improving national and international early warning of build-up of hate, through the monitoring of new media.Mr. Dieng, who was formerly the Registrar for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, said he personally witnessed the role that hate speech can play in instigating atrocities and conversely the role that prevention could play in stopping such crimes.However, he cautioned, outlawing speech should be exceptional, since “incitement to ethnic, racial and religious hatred – the most extreme form of hate speech – usually happens only in extraordinary circumstances.”The factors that make speech “dangerous,” as well as the dangerousness of hate speech had been identified in several initiatives, he said. These include the severity, content, extent, imminence, likelihood, and context of the speech. “However, we need more clarity on what constitutes incitement to atrocity crimes, especially because by better knowing what constitutes incitement, we can also better limit or control it. This, in turn, is essential to prevent mass violence,” he said. In that context, he highlighted a seminar to be co-hosted by his office on 22 February that will aim to identify policy options for stopping and preventing incitement to atrocity crimes in situations where violence is imminent. With the participation of the UN special rapporteurs on the freedom of opinion and expression; on the freedom of religion and belief; and on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, the seminar is part of ongoing work to build on the 2012 Rabat Declaration. The Rabat Declaration and corresponding Programme of Action are a result of regional workshops on countering “incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence,” organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and adopted by experts meeting in Morocco in October 2012. read more

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Impartial justice key to reconciliation in Côte dIvoire ahead of polls –

“The 2015 presidential election has to be the ultimate test and proof that Côte d’Ivoire has recovered from this crisis,” stated Special Rapporteur Doudou Diène as he presented his latest report to the Human Rights Council. Drawing attention to some key lingering problems that need to be resolved so that the upcoming presidential election can be “credible and consensual,” Mr. Diène cited an “impartiality and equity of justice” and a “fully participating democratic process” as the main priorities.The human rights expert warned that – for the time being – among the people charged with committing crimes, only partisans of former president Laurent Gbagbo are being tried or imprisoned. “All that have committed violent crimes whatever their political, ethnic or tribal or religious background should be tried,” Mr. Diène underscored.With former President Gbagbo currently facing trial at The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), the Special Rapporteur further called for the trial of the country’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, to be expedited. He also urged for an overhaul of the country’s independent electoral commission ahead of the 2015 elections. “Everybody agrees that it has to be reformed because it does not reflect the reality of the political landscape of Côte d’Ivoire,” Mr. Diène noted. “Côte d’Ivoire is on the way of recovering from 10 years of violent crisis, but it is just a process because the crisis has been very deep,” the human rights expert said. “It will take time for Côte d’Ivoire to totally recover but I feel the grounds have been rebuilt and the basis is there for recovery.”Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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Ohio States Braxton Miller 100 percent but still limited

OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller warms up for the first session of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. Miller missed the entirety of spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorIf the Ohio State football team took the field for a game today, senior quarterback Braxton Miller would be ready — but he’s still limited in practice.Throughout fall camp, Miller has been limited throwing the ball and was completely held out of 11 vs. 11 drills on more than one occasion. On Monday, he said he is “100 percent” and would be “for sure” ready to go if the Buckeyes had to take the field right away.The Heisman Trophy candidate was limited to running plays at a Monday morning practice, but co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Miller would be letting the ball fly Monday afternoon.“On two-a-days, we give him the morning off throwing, and then he throws in the afternoons,” Herman said after the morning practice.Miller, who missed three games last season because of a knee injury, hurt his shoulder in the Buckeyes’ 2014 Orange Bowl loss to Clemson and had surgery before spring practice began. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native was held out of spring camp completely and has continued to be limited during fall camp.Just as he did in the spring, Herman said Miller can benefit from mental reps on the sideline this fall, even though he’s unable to throw as much as he might want to.“You never want to not throw as a quarterback, I get that,” Herman said. “But it’s been good for (Miller), to be able to step back and again, kind of like we did in the spring. He’s very much engaged.“He’s calling out protections; he’s going through his reads, all that stuff.”While Herman recognizes that Miller wants to throw the ball, the signal-caller said he isn’t frustrated with his involvement in practice right now. He said he’s glad to have time to get valuable mental reps, which allow him to correct mistakes once he does step on the field.“Mental reps is part of the game, too, so you see a guy who’s in there taking reps, and you see his mistake, you’re able to fix that mistake when you get in there,” Miller said. “Mental reps (are) one of the best parts of watching, too.”Miller said his limitations throwing the ball stem from soreness in his back as he still works his way back into shape following the surgery.“You know, just a little muscle around the surgery that I wasn’t using after I got the sling and stuff,” he said. “Since now I’m using it on an everyday basis, it just gets sore.”Coming into fall camp, Miller said he knew what the plan was going to be since his muscles weren’t fully in shape. He said he was only throwing 100 percent every-other day during the summer and that he can’t immediately go back to throwing at every practice.He went on to call the limits a “precaution” and said it’s more important to rest now so that he is ready to go Aug. 30 when OSU is scheduled to play Navy.Herman said the Navy game isn’t in doubt yet for Miller, even though he had a slight setback with his muscle soreness.“I think it’s too early to have that concern. I think the trainers are optimistic that everything is on schedule,” he said. “Had a little bit of a setback with some additional soreness that we weren’t expecting, but I’m not ready to say ‘concerned’ is the right word.”While Miller works his way back, OSU’s backup quarterbacks, redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones, are reaping the benefits of time on the practice field with the No. 1 offense.“For those young guys to get the live reps is invaluable,” Herman said of Barrett and Jones. “I mean, you can’t put a value on it because that usually doesn’t happen.”It’s possible Barrett has benefited more than anyone from the current arrangement. After all, OSU coach Urban Meyer said on Saturday he moved ahead of Jones as the No. 2 quarterback on the Buckeye roster.“Functionality, completing passes, growing up a bit, understanding things,” Meyer said of the reasons for Barrett’s rise. “He was always a little bit of a quiet guy. He’s starting to act like a quarterback.”Herman said Barrett has separated himself by simply doing what a quarterback has to do best: move the football down the field.“The offense moves more frequently when (Barrett) is the quarterback, and that’s the sign of a good one,” Herman said.After the morning session, the Buckeyes were set to take the field once more Monday afternoon. Herman said the coaching staff would get a better gauge on Miller’s arm then.OSU is scheduled to take the field again Tuesday before another two-a-day session on Wednesday. After that, the Buckeyes are set to have just three single-practice days left in fall camp.OSU’s matchup with Navy is scheduled for noon on Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

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Mens basketball CJ Jackson responding to Chris Holtmanns message with improved play

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) brings the ball down the court in the first half in the game against Clemson on Nov. 29. Ohio State lost 79-65. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorC.J. Jackson never expected to be the primary ball handler in such a short time at Ohio State. The junior probably didn’t expect to be benched 10 games into his first season as a starting point guard either.And with Jackson coming off the bench, the Buckeyes (7-3, 2-0) have pulled off two significant early conference victories against Wisconsin and Michigan.Jackson wasn’t meeting the demands through the team’s first eight games. His 23 percent turnover rate was unacceptable for a starting point guard in a Power Five conference, and the Ohio State offense wasn’t getting it done against top quality opponents. Holtmann moved Jackson to the bench and started senior forward Jae’Sean Tate at point guard.When asked Monday following a 20-point comeback against Michigan if benching Jackson was done to send a message, without explicitly saying it, head coach Chris Holtmann’s answer was yes. It was done to send a message.That’s life as a point guard under Holtmann, who has said in the past it’s probably no fun for a point guard to play for him.But Holtmann’s message to Jackson was simple: stay poised and be a leader on and off the court.Since coming off the bench, Jackson has been incredibly efficient. He has turned the ball over just three times, following games of seven and five turnovers in consecutive losses to Butler and Clemson. Jackson scored 10 off the bench against Wisconsin and 17 against Michigan, including seven free-throws in the final three minutes of a nine-point victory.Message received.“I guess you could say [I was pushing myself too much], like trying to make the perfect play and playing mistake free, which is when you start making mistakes,” Jackson said Friday. “I guess you could say that’s where I was at before.”Jackson entered the game off the bench for the majority of last year, then started the final six games. However, this year, he’s the guy. There can’t be any letdown from Jackson. For a team short at the guard position, with the backup being graduate transfer Andrew Dakich — who has a turnover rate near 40 percent — Jackson has to be a consistent point guard who won’t turn the ball over.Tate has filled in nicely at the point guard position, but it’s not his natural spot. He’s arguably Ohio State’s best option for taking a player one-on-one at the end of the shot clock, but he’s not a true point guard and isn’t a strong-enough shooter to be a combo guard.Jackson’s the natural point guard. But for the time being, it’s Tate’s role. And it’s working, with Jackson, ironically, providing some insight to Tate.“Kind of what my issue was, I was just telling him to make the simple plays,” Jackson said. “You don’t have to make the home run plays, things like that.”Jackson said coming off the bench allows him to examine the pace of play and play at that level when he enters the game, instead of adjusting to it on the fly when he starts.Holtmann didn’t rule out starting Jackson at noon Saturday against William & Mary, but acknowledged the guard’s improved play since moving out of the starting lineup.“I think he knows that his minutes will be pretty consistent as long as he can continue to try to do what we’re asking him to do in terms of limiting his turnovers,” Holtmann said. “It’s nice to be able to have him or at least a guy that can give you some scoring punch off the bench.”When making the jump from the junior-college level to Division I, Jackson didn’t expect such a significant role entering his second year in Columbus. Now that the Buckeyes have some momentum, his role is that much more vital for them to sustain any success. read more

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Gang foiled over plan to smuggle migrants on a jetski in crossChannel

A jet ski cross-Channel people smuggling gang are facing jail after being caught out by undercover agents.The “incompetent” group charged £6,000 to smuggle migrants from Calais into Britain but their profound lack of sailing experience led to repeated failures.The National Crime Agency warned that such gangs put migrants’ lives at “real risk”.Mark McCormack, NCA senior investigator, said: “We have people controlling vessels with no maritime experience, no sailing experience, who have completed very rudimentary courses of one or two days, trying to cross this busy shipping channel at night in a small vessel not utilising lights or radar.”One gang member was seen trying to put a French postcode into his GPS system and one boat did “circular pirouettes and was under the bow of a number of container ships” before being rescued. Leonard Powell (right) meets Albanian gang members Sabah Dulaj and Artur Nutaj (centre) in a pub car park The jet-ski that was to be used to smuggle migrants across the ChannelCredit:SWNS.com The rescue of 18 migrants aboard the White Scanner which began to sink off the UK coast Six men from the Kent-based transport gang and their Albanian “travel agents” were convicted of people-smuggling following a trial at the Old Bailey.The court heard that migrants, including men, women and children, were charged up to £6,000 each to journey across the Channel. Leonard Powell (right) meets Albanian gang members Sabah Dulaj and Artur Nutaj (centre) in a pub car parkCredit:National Crime Agency/PA On one occasion, the gang sailed their White Scanner RHIB over to Calais and picked up 18 migrants, including two teenagers.On the return journey, they ran out of fuel and the migrants were forced to start baling out as it flooded with sea water.The terrified group sent desperate text messages, with one saying: “We are in England, tell police, we are drowning.”A Coastguard helicopter and RNLI rescue operation was launched and one woman was found suffering from hypothermia.The White Scanner’s two-man crew of Mark Stribling, 35, from Farningham, Kent, and Robert Stilwell, 33, from Dartford, Kent, were jailed in July 2016.But the gang was undeterred. When operations to rescue their boat failed, they purchased another larger boat from Southampton, known as The Boat With No Name. The NCA planted a bug on the boat to listen in as the gang plotted their next migrant run and secretly filmed them meeting their Albanian partners in a pub car park. While jet skis have been used to smuggle drugs and contraband from North Africa to Spain or Gibraltar, it has never before been attempted in the Channel.Brendan Foreman, NCA regional head of investigations, said: “These men were involved in a staggeringly reckless plot to bring migrants to the UK illegally and in a highly dangerous manner.”They were prepared to risk lives for the sake of profit, treating people as a commodity to ship across the world’s busiest shipping lane using small boats and even a jet ski.”Were it not for the intervention of the NCA, Border Force and other agencies involved in this operation, including the Coastguard and RNLI, I am certain there would have been tragic consequences.” At least 18 people were transported from Calais to Dymchurch, Kent, in dangerously overcrowded rigid-hulled inflatable boats designed for six.When the RHIBs got into trouble, ran out of fuel and had to be rescued, the gang hit upon the idea of using a three-person jet ski.Had their plans not been thwarted by the police surveillance operation, they would have been the first to have tried to run migrants across the world’s busiest shipping route on jet skis. The rescue of 18 migrants aboard the White Scanner which began to sink off the UK coastCredit:National Crime Agency/PA Judge Mark Dennis QC adjourned sentencing until a date to be fixed. The jet-ski that was to be used to smuggle migrants across the Channel The Boat With No Name, which ran out of fuel in a failed attempt to smuggle migrants across the Channel  The Boat With No Name, which ran out of fuel in a failed attempt to smuggle migrants across the Channel Credit:National Crime Agency/PA The group went to buy a jet ski with a view to using it to transport migrants but the NCA moved in to arrest them over safety fears.The ringleaders were Leonard Powell, from Dartford and his son Alfie, 39, of no fixed abode.Another son, George Powell, had already admitted his part in the conspiracy.The Powells, Wayne Bath, 38, from Sheerness, Kent, Sabah Dulaj, 23, of no fixed abode, Albert Letchford, 42, from Dartford and Arthur Nutaj, 39, from north London, were all found guilty of conspiring to breach immigration law. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Nimetz optimistic on solution

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The UN secretary general’s personal envoy on the FYROM name issue Matthew Nimetz said on Wednesday that he was “more optimistic” for a solution to the name issue, but rejected any timetable, following a 90-minute meeting in Athens with Greek foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis.Nimetz, who arrived in Athens on Tuesday night after talks in the FYROM capital of Skopje, told reporters after the meeting with Bakoyannis that he had brought ideas that comprise “minor” changes to the proposals he had submitted in October, which included the name “Republic of Northern Macedonia”.Nimetz said he had an excellent discussion with the Greek Foreign Minister, adding he briefed her on his contacts in Skopje. He then went on to claim that the ground is favourable for the continuation of the negotiations.However when asked whether he was optimistic that there will be progress by the end of the year, the UN envoy replied that “I don’t believe in deadlines”, stressing at the same time that “there is a strong desire by both sides to find a solution”.“I believe in the talks for a mutually beneficial solution, I believe that we are very close to finding a solution, and that is why I’m more optimistic than before,” Nimetz said.Asked to clarify statements he made on Tuesday concerning a national identity and language of the neighbouring country, Nimetz explained that:  “What we have been discussing for many years is the issue of the name”, adding that “some things are considered indisputable, such as the fact that there is a state that is recognised in the framework of the UN with the name of ‘FYROM’ and, of course, we have for years desired a mutually acceptable name for that state. “There is a language, which is spoken by that specific people, but our focus is on the name issue”.Nimetz stressed that the next step will be determined by the response from both sides to his current proposal.“The solution is near on FYROM’s name issue, ”he reassured reporters.However he emphasized that both sides had made a strong commitment to resolving the issue of the name, saying, “I know that the government in Skopje desires a solution of the issue, desires to improve its relations with Greece. I also know, from the foreign minister, that Greece desires better relations with its northern neighbour in a way that ensures dignity and justice.”last_img read more

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Libratone Live et Lounge des haut parleurs design et puissants

first_imgLibratone Live et Lounge : des haut parleurs design et puissantsL’entreprise Libratone propose des haut-parleurs de salon compatibles AirPlay: les Libratone Live et Lounge.Libratone, connu en Europe pour ses haut parleurs haut de gamme développe des enceintes de salon compatibles AirPlay. C’est-à-dire qu’il est possible d’accéder à son répertoire de musique, aux podcasts et à la musique en streaming depuis le logiciel iTunes, ainsi qu’avec les tablettes iPads, iPhones ou iPod touch… en Wi-Fi.À lire aussiAudiOffice : un dock avec haut-parleurs et combiné téléphoniqueLa firme Libratone propose deux systèmes de haut parleurs, le Libratone Live et le Libratone Lounge. Ce dernier, proposant un son surround et des connectiques compatibles avec tous les appareils (même les téléviseurs à écran plat), d’une puissance totale de 150W dont 50W sur le haut-parleur du bas, deux tweeters de 25W chacun, deux médiums de 25W. Le haut parleur a comme dimension : 22x100x12 cm et pèse 12 kg. Le système est disponible pour 1299 dollars (environ 943 euros).Le Libratone Live possède une qualité sonore moindre et il est plus petit et plus léger. Il coûte 699 dollars, soit un peu plus de 500 euros. Les deux modèles se déclinent en plusieurs coloris pour s’insérer dans tous les salons.Le 6 novembre 2011 à 17:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Citigroup va utiliser le superordinateur Watson dIBM

first_imgCitigroup va utiliser le superordinateur Watson d’IBMCitigroup et IBM vont collaborer. Le super-ordinateur Watson d’IBM viendra en aide à la banque Citigroup et à ses clients. Citigroup et IBM ont trouvé un accord pour pouvoir utiliser les qualités du super-ordinateur Watson. Celui-ci avait remporté nombre de concours télévisés et contribué à des analyses médicales. A présent, Watson viendra en aide à Citigroup dans la gestion des outils bancaires et le suivi clients.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Citigroup compte en effet utiliser l’ordinateur d’IBM dans le cadre d’analyse de données financières. Le groupe bancaire évalue encore les potentialités de Watson qui sera utilisé pour “analyser les besoins des consommateurs en traitant dans la minute de nombreuses données financières, économiques en corrélation avec les attentes des clients et les produits qu’ils détiennent”. Watson suggérera aux clients de Citigroup des pistes suivant leur statut, évaluer les risques des placements financiers qu’il déconseillera alors. Mike Rhodin, le vice-président de la division Logiciels d’IBM était satisfait du contrat passé avec Citigroup. Il précise que “Watson continue de fournir son assistance à destination des industries intensives en leur permettant de traiter une quantité importante de données. Cette aide accélère la prise de décision et améliore le traitement des consommateurs”.Le 7 mars 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Apple relocalise une partie de sa production diMacs aux EtatsUnis

first_imgApple relocalise une partie de sa production d’iMacs aux Etats-UnisTim Cook a annoncé dans une rare interview qu’une partie de la production d’iMacs allait être relocalisées aux États-Unis. Au delà de la recherche d’économie et de produits de meilleure qualité, la firme semble surtout chercher à redorer son blason auprès du marché américain. Les iPhones et les iPads ne sont pas concernés par l’annonce. Dans un exercice assez rare de sa part, Tim Cook a accordé jeudi une interview au magazine Businessweek. Selon ses propos rapportés par l’Expansion, le directeur général d’Apple a annoncé que, dès l’année prochaine, une partie de la production d’iMacs va se faire de nouveau sur le sol américain. Cela va à rebours d’une forte délocalisation amorcée dans les années 90.Le dernier iMac est pour l’instant seulement, mais c’est déjà nouveau, assemblé aux États-Unis. De nombreux scandales liés à l’usine chinoise de Foxconn, de l’emploi de mineurs aux émeutes de travailleurs, ont sérieusement entaché l’image de la marque qui subit de nombreuses critiques. Et quand on connait l’importance qu’a pu avoir la question du chômage lors de la dernière élection présidentielle américaine, créer des emplois là-bas semble être une excellente stratégie pour redorer son blason auprès d’un pays très friand de produits Apple.20% du chiffre d’affairesMais cela ne concerne que les iMacs qui, comme le rappelle l’Expansion, ne représentent que 20% du chiffre d’affaires de la firme, contre 70% pour les iPhones et iPads. Ces derniers resteront entièrement fabriqués et assemblés en Chine. Si une hausse, certes très relative, des salaires dans les pays émergents et une baisse du coût de l’énergie aux États-Unis peut justifier l’intérêt de relocaliser une partie de la production, cela coutera tout de même 77 millions d’euros à Apple. Une goutte d’eau pour la firme, surtout si l’on prend en compte le coup de pub que cela peut lui apporter.Tim Cook estime que déjà 600 000 emplois directs et indirects existeraient aux États-Unis grâce à Apple. Mais pour le New-York Times, le retour d’une partie de la production dans le pays d’origine de la firme n’aurait pas de grand impact en termes d’emploi. Dans un endroit aussi industrialisé, les chaines de production sont bien trop automatisées pour qu’il y ait un grand besoin d’ouvriers. Le taux de chômage américain est actuellement de 7,7%, ce qui est, malgré les dégâts provoqués par Sandy, le taux le plus bas depuis quatre ans. Le 8 décembre 2012 à 13:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Neighbors best friends wage fights against breast cancer together

first_img TODAY’S SPECIAL SECTION: Each year, more than 200,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — our special section tells stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them, and the community that supports them.Find information on the history of cancer and treatment and more stories about people in Clark County and the Northwest battling cancer and contributing to the community at www.columbian.com/news/health/breast-cancer.From the moment Linda Stief and Crystal Alhilali met five years ago, they believed there was a bigger reason for their meeting.Stief and her husband, John, moved into their home in the Sifton neighborhood in 2007. The next year, Alhilali, her husband, Ahmed, and their six daughters moved in next door.The two women clicked immediately.“It was like we had known each other forever,” Stief said. “We’re like kindred spirits.”In August 2009, Alhilali, who was 35 years old at the time, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Stief stood by Alhilali’s side throughout the treatment, surgery and recovery.That diagnosis, they thought, was why the women were destined to be friends. But that was just the beginning.In April of this year, Stief was diagnosed with breast cancer. A month later, Alhilali received her second breast cancer diagnosis.Together, their perilous journey toward recovery had begun.The first diagnosisSometimes the relationship between Linda Stief and Crystal Alhilali is like that of sisters. Alhilali calls Stief her partner in crime. Stief jokingly calls Alhilali the pain in her butt. Crystal Alhilali, left, talks to a nurse administering her chemotherapy drug. Alhilali has chemotherapy once a week for three weeks and then has a week off.last_img read more

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OBITUARY Leslie William Swank 95

first_imgTILTON, NH — Leslie William Swank, lovingly known as “Bill”, 95, of Salem, NH passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton, NH.Born in Richmond, VA, Bill was the son of the late Leslie and Arleen Callis Swank. Bill grew up in Charlotte, NC and loved baseball. He was pitcher for the Charlotte Hornets, a minor-league baseball team. He joined the U.S. Marines at the start of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater. He fought in the battles of Saipan and Tinian (Mariana Islands), Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands), and other strategic locations as a member of the artillery. Bill experienced many battles, was wounded twice and received a Purple Heart for his service.After the war he realized he missed his opportunity for a career in baseball, so he attended art school at The National Academy of Art in Washington, D.C… He then worked as an illustrator for the Pentagon and the U.S. Navy. Ten years later he returned to his Alma mater as Director of the National Academy of Art.After marrying and moving to the Salem area, he worked in the art department at AVCO in Wilmington, MA for 10 years. In the late 1960s, Bill started his own art school, teaching large classes of students in his art studio. As a professional artist, he created political cartoons for the Salem Observer and many other commercial art projects for over 35 years.Bill was a member of the Greater Salem Art Association, since its inception and had earned much recognition for his local art. He is also legendary with local baseball players. He served as a pitching coach with the Salem Little League, American Legion, Babe Ruth, and the Salem Cardinals. He also coached at NH College in Manchester for 8 years. Bill was noted in the area for his so-called “Booger Ball” which all the kids wanted to learn to throw.He is survived by his wife of 58 years; Nancy of Salem, his son; Steven Swank of Windham, and his daughters; Suzanne McEvoy and Sally Younker, both of Salem. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren; Calvin and Rebecca McEvoy, Cameron and Alyssa McEvoy, Mia McEvoy, Robert Younker, Alexis Younker, Maxwell, Miles, and Miller Swank, by his great- grandson; Noah McEvoy, his sister-in-law; Patricia Hodgkins of Salem and a brother-in-law; John Hodgkins and his wife Beth of Maine.Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem NH. A military service will follow at 7pm. A memorial service will be held Wednesday March 20th 10:30am in North Salem United Methodist Church 389 No. Main St. North Salem, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Salem Youth Baseball, PO Box 1915 Salem, NH 03079.Leslie William Swank(NOTE: The above obituary is from Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Philip M. Coolberth, 82In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Michael Joseph Kelley, 60In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Hobart W. Spring, Jr., 88In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Move over Google LG brings Alexa to 2019 LG ThinQ AI TVs

first_img Apple 0 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags TVs • See All Post a comment LG’s C9 OLED TV.  Sarah Tew/CNET Have a new LG but prefer Alexa to Google Assistant? You now have a choice. LG announced Thursday that it has begun rolling out Amazon’s digital assistant to its 2019 line of ThinQ AI televisions. Those in North America will get the update this month, the company says, with European and Asia users getting it in “the weeks to come.” The update will come through the Alexa app and work on LG’s 2019 UHD, NanoCell and OLED TVs that are branded with ThinQ AI. With the update, LG is giving users the option to choose which assistant they prefer. Last year the company added Google Assistant to its 2018 TVs and has included it on 2019 sets. The TVs get nearly full Alexa functionality, including the ability to control other smart devices and set routines using just their voice. LG C9 2019 OLED review: Another year, another picture champUnlike other Alexa devices with far-field microphones, the LG TVs do not mics built into them. To summon Alexa users will need to push a button on the remote, similar to how the Google Assistant is activated. LG C9 series OLED TV OLED65C9PThe remote for LG’s C9 OLED TV.  Sarah Tew/CNET In addition to the update of Alexa, LG also reaffirmed that it will be bringing Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to 2019 OLED and “select” NanoCell TVs in a separate mid-year update. By adding HomeKit integration LG TV owners will be able to control their TV through Siri, giving the complete option of digital options. LG is the latest to offer both Google Assistant and Alexa integration. Sonos recently added the functionality to its Beam and One smart-speakers while Bose announced this week that Google Assistant would join Alexa on its Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500 and 700 and the forthcoming Home Speaker 300.  reading • Move over Google: LG brings Alexa to 2019 LG ThinQ AI TVs Alexa Bose Google LG Applelast_img read more

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Indian Oil Corporation to invest Rs 37000 cr in Tamil Nadu

first_imgReuters fileEnergy major Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will be investing about Rs 7,112 crore in infrastructure facilities in Tamil Nadu over the next three years, said a senior official.At the IOC group level — IOC and group company Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd — will be investing about Rs 37,112 crore in Tamil Nadu.”The investments will be in pipeline expansion, construction of a captive jetty, additional facilities for petrol and diesel handling, POL (petroleum, oils and lubricants) terminals at an outlay of Rs,7,112 crore in the next three years,” R Sitharthan, Executive Director – Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, told IANS.He said the group company Chennai Petroleum will be expanding its refinery capacity at Narimanam to nine million ton per annum at an outlay of about Rs 30,000 crore.These apart, the company will be investing in the city gas distribution network in Coimbatore and Salem where it has won the distribution bids recently, Sitharthan said.Sitharthan said pipelines are being laid down at various places to carry the gas from the Ennore LNG terminal to industries and also to carry other petroleum products.On the other hand, IOC’s joint venture for the five million ton per annum (tpa) liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at Ennore has an investment of Rs 5,151 crore and is expected to be ready by December this year.last_img read more

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Australia teen miraculously escapes croc jaws

first_imgAn Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics said Sunday, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in the head during a late night swim in a river.The 18-year-old, named in local media as Lee de Paauw, suffered extensive injuries to his left arm after he was attacked in Johnstone River on Australia’s northeastern coast early Sunday morning, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) said.He had jumped into the river as a dare while “revelling with friends”, QAS Cairns senior operations supervisor Neil Noble told reporters.”He’s very fortunate that he survived this incident and was able to be rescued… (he’s) due to undergo surgery for extensive injuries to his arm,” Noble said.Local newspaper the Cairns Post said De Paauw escaped the croc’s grip on his left arm by punching it in the head with his right arm.De Paauw’s friends’ efforts to get him out of the water quickly helped him survive, Noble added.Crocodiles are common in Australia’s north where numbers have increased since the introduction of protection laws in 1971.Crocodiles kill an average of two people each year in Australia.last_img read more

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HP Supercomputer Headed to Mars on SpaceX Rocket

first_img SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth With a Crew of MousetronautsElon Musk Smacks Down Mark Zuckerberg on AI Stay on target NASA and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) are sending a supercomputer into space.The not-so-shrewdly named Spaceborne Computer, scheduled for launch today from Kennedy Space Center, is part of a year-long experiment.The high-performance commercial machine will, fingers crossed, operate seamlessly in the “harsh conditions” of the cosmos.In space, where no one can hear you scream, limited computing capabilities are sufficient for a visit to the moon or hanging out in low Earth orbit. But travel a bit further into the ether—to Mars, for instance—and it becomes much more difficult to keep in touch: It could take up to 20 minutes for someone on the Red Planet to contact Earth, and another 20 minutes to receive a response.“Such a long communication lag would make any on-the-ground exploration challenging and potentially dangerous if astronauts are met with any mission critical scenarios that they’re not able to solve themselves,” Alain Andreoli, senior vice president and general manager of HPE’s Data Center Infrastructure Group, wrote in a blog post.The fix: sophisticated onboard computing resources capable of extended periods of availability.“By sending a supercomputer to space, HPE is taking the first step in that direction,” Andreoli said, tipping future phases of the experiment, including eventually sending other technologies into space.The Spaceborne Computer—expected to launch today on the SpaceX CRS-12 rocket—includes the HPE Apollo 40 server running an open-source Linux operating system.Unmodified save for its water-cooled hardware enclosure and purpose-built software, the Hewlett Packard machine will journey millions of miles for a year—roughly the same time it will take humans to voyage to Mars.“The Spaceborne Computer experiment will not only show us what needs to be done to advance computing in space,” Andreoli wrote. “It will also spark discoveries for how to improve high-performance computing (HPC) on Earth and potentially have a ripple effect in other areas of technology innovation.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Vladimir Putin appears to be a master juggler in laughably edited World

first_img Advertisement Vladimir Putin is an expert at using heavily edited state run media to appear like he’s a sports stud. He even stages hockey games where the players let him score so they don’t end up shot in front of the Kremlin.In a laughably edited video released by FIFA marking 100 days until the upcoming World Cup, Putin was shown juggling a soccer ball with FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and shocker, it never touches the ground thanks to a series of cutaways and camera tricks.Watch this fake news.Beat that! Putin and Infantino kicking a ball around to mark 100 Days to Go until the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. #FIFA #WorldCup2018 #Putin pic.twitter.com/wLBPE2kTkp— Sputnik Insight (@Sputnik_Insight) March 6, 2018last_img read more

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Apples Latest iPads Are Thinner Faster and Equipped With Touch ID

first_imgOctober 16, 2014 Apple surprises are hard to come by these days — a fact for which even the hermetically secretive company itself is to blame. Nevertheless, Tim Cook officially took to the stage in Cupertino, Calif., this morning to unveil two new devices that likely sounded familiar to spectators: the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.The latest iPads — which look a lot like their predecessors, save for the addition of Touch ID home buttons and a new gold color option — arrive as consumer attitudes towards tablets have noticeably cooled.To be fair, iPads comprise Apple’s second biggest revenue stream, exceeding $30 billion annually. Today, Tim Cook said the company had sold over 225 million iPads, which operate a total of 675,000 custom-built apps.Related: Apple Reportedly Delays Launch of Jumbo iPadBut sales have declined steadily in recent months, reports The New York Times. Amid swelling phones and cheaper, thinner laptops, consumers have become less enticed by the category — particularly given Apple’s premium pricing.In this vein, the new iPads feel more like a gradual improvement over previous models as opposed to the giant leap forward of the company’s wildly successful new line of iPhones.Related: These Custom Keyboards Make Typing on Apple’s iPhone and iPad Faster, EasierThe iPad Air 2 is 18 percent thinner than the first version, featuring anti-reflective coating, faster processing speeds and a new 8-megapixel camera. Perhaps most notably, it now boasts Touch ID and will thus be compatible with Apple Pay — but only for online purchases, not for use within retail stores. The iPad Air 2 is priced at $499 for 16 GB, $599 for 64 GB and $699 for 128 GB. LTE versions cost an additional $130 for every model.The latest iPad Mini 3 also now features Touch ID. Pricing will be $100 less than the iPad Air 2 for each corresponding model.Both devices will be available for preorder tomorrow and begin shipping next week.Related: With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min readcenter_img Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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