Instead, Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout, a satirical novel about modern slavery and a race trial, made history as the first American to win the award since the U.S. became eligible two years ago.Thien was not disappointed. “Things work out the way they do,” she told the Star Tuesday evening. “I was so happy to be there to hear Paul Beatty’s acceptance speech. It’s one of those moments I’ll remember for the rest of my life.” Advertisement Advertisement Beatty also beat out the other Canadian in this year’s race, Montreal-born David Szalay for All That Man Is. Like Thien, Szalay has a Montreal connection — he was born there, but moved to England when he was a year old and now lives in Hungary. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien took home the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction on Tuesday. Besides, she added, the Governor General’s award “is very close to my heart.”“That was a joy. It was a bit unexpected. I’ve known for a couple of weeks now, but it’s still sinking in. It’s special.” Facebook For writers, few days get bigger than this.On Tuesday, Madeleine Thien awaited the announcement on whether she was the winner of not one but two prestigious literary awards for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.Early in the day she took home the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, worth $25,000. Later, the Montreal-based writer attended the Man Booker Prize ceremony in London as one of six finalists — and one of two Canadians — vying for the £50,000 ($81,000) award. She was in pole position to end a 14-year Man Booker drought for Canada, and a favourite to win with 2:1 odds, according to some U.K. bookies. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
15 December 2009International assistance is vital to prevent the Central African Republic (CAR) from falling back into political crisis and potential new fighting as it prepares for elections next year after a decade of violence and conflict between Government and rebel forces, the top United Nations official for the country warned today. “Concerted regional and international support and assistance are required at this very critical point to support the peace process,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Sahle-Work Zewde told the Security Council, stressing that the successful holding of elections by the end of April and the completion of the disarmament and demobilization programme for former fighters before the polls would determine the fate of the political process.“Mediation efforts and local peace initiatives should continue to ensure that the forthcoming polls do not ignite a new political crisis,” she said, calling for a strengthening of UN capacity to provide political guidance during electoral and disarmament processes and international assistance to speed up the disarmament and demobilization programme. “Only a clear course of action by the international and regional actors would help the CAR to shift from conflict to a post-conflict country. A peaceful CAR would contribute to stability in Central Africa, as the regional is experiencing security challenges,” she added, presenting Mr. Ban’s latest report on the country to the 15-member Council.To prepare for this hoped-for transition, the current UN Peacebuilding Support Office in CAR, know as BONUCA, set up in 2000, will as of 1 January be transformed into the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in CAR (BINUCA), in an effort to build on peace agreements between the Government and rebel groups signed in Libreville, Gabon, in 2008 and subsequent political talks.BONUCA is separate from the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic and Chad, known as MINURCAT, which seeks to contain the effects of ethnic conflicts and a spill-over of the war between the Sudanese Government and rebels in the Darfur region of Sudan, which has seen hundreds of thousands of people displaced in northern CAR and eastern Chad. Ms. Zewde referred to these problems when he noted the current level of insecurity generated by those groups which have not yet joined the peace process, as well as the activities of the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), that has also spilled over into CAR. She called for an acceleration of the programme for the reintegrating ex-combatants of the various rebel groups that have signed the peace accord as well as the “disarmament of other armed groups, ethnic militias, self-defence and unconventional armed elements” not included in the process. In his report, Mr. Ban also stressed the critical need for speedy disarmament and demobilization. “Any further delay in starting the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme may not only negatively affect the holding of elections as scheduled, but could also lead to the frustration of the ex-combatants waiting for disarmament, who may be forced to return to violence,” he wrote. “Efforts must also be made to disarm the other armed groups, including the self-defence groups, the Kara, Goula and Rounga ethnic militias, who are not covered by the current disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme.”
Companies in this story: (TSX:ATD.B)The Canadian Press LAVAL, Que. — The owner of Circle K is bracing for damage as Hurricane Dorian hits the southeastern U.S. where it has hundreds of convenience stores.Alimentation Couche-Tard chief executive Brian Hannasch says the Quebec-based retailer is watching the situation closely.He says the safety of its thousands of employees is the primary concern but the company is also committed to help customers weather the storm storms as they prepare for Dorian and recover from the fallout.Hannasch also told analysts Thursday that the company remains “very confident” about its strategy to double its business by 2023 despite the current high price of acquisition targets.He says the current conditions won’t last forever and Couche-Tard’s footprint and financial strength put it in a unique position to consider opportunities in the U.S. and globally.The comments came as Couche-Tard discussed its first-quarter results that beat analyst expectations, prompting some to raise their target prices for the company’s shares.The company said after markets closed Wednesday that its net profit attributable to shareholders for the quarter surged 18 per cent year over year to US$538.8 million or 95 cents per diluted share, up from US$455.6 million or 81 cents per share a year earlier.
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):5:20 a.m.Tropical storm-force winds are ruffling southeastern Massachusetts as Hurricane Dorian continues to move north.Early Saturday, the centre of the weakening Category 1 storm was around 145 miles (233 kilometres) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and around 410 miles (660 kilometres) southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm, which is moving at northeast at around 25 mph (40 kph), is expected to produce hurricane conditions in parts of the Canadian province later Saturday.The Canadian Hurricane Center has adjusted its warnings for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Quebec’s Lower North Shore. A hurricane warning is in effect parts of eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland and a hurricane watch is in effect for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. A tropical storm warning is in effect for other parts of the Canadian provinces as well as portions of Massachusetts and Maine.The storm’s top sustained winds are near 85 mph (137 kph).___5:10 a.m.Stranded residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are beginning to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He’s ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said Friday that he’d never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community.Harris lost his car to the storm and his air conditioning is damaged, but he said he’s blessed that his condominium is on the third floor and he is insured.The U.S. Coast Guard began landing local law enforcement officers on the island Friday via helicopter and airlifting out the sick, elderly and others in distress.By Friday evening, Gov. Roy Cooper said officials weren’t aware of serious injuries from the storm on the Outer Banks.___For more of AP’s coverage of Hurricane Dorian, go to: https://apnews.com/HurricanesThe Associated Press
Participants are needed to combine school spirit with holiday cheer at upcoming Niagara parades.Members of the Brock community are invited to participate in the Nov. 25 Thorold Santa Claus Parade and the Dec. 9 Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade.Each will play host to a holiday-themed Brock float and, with the help of the University community, a festive group of participants walking alongside handing out candy canes.Having seen a record turnout of more than 200 participants for this fall’s Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Grande Parade, and a smaller, but equally boisterous, group for last Sunday’s Santa Claus parade in St. Catharines, Tanya Bradley, Brock’s Manager of Student and Community Experience, is hoping that similar Brock spirit will be present during the remaining holiday parades.“Participating in the parades is a great way to start the holiday season and represent Brock in the community,” she said.Beyond helping to spread joy during the festive season in Niagara, student participants will also earn credit for their Campus-Wide Co-Curriculum and interact with a wide array of staff, faculty and other students from around the University.Participants will walk alongside the Brock float for about an hour and are strongly encouraged to wear as much red Brock gear as possible while also dressing for the chilly winter weather.Visit ExperienceBU to learn more or to register to walk in the Thorold or Niagara-on-the-Lake parades.Any further questions can be directed to Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or x5280.
Just as we expected, Apple announced a new update to its iOS notification system today during its WWDC keynote. The big update to the new iOS, iOS 5, is Notification Center, a feature that many iPhone users will be happy about.Much like the Android notification method, Apple’s Notification Center displays notifications such as weather updates, emails, text messages, live stock quotes, and so on, by a notification bar located on top of the screen which the user drags down to unveil recent notifications. The lock screen now also shows more information. Dragging your finger across one of the notifications from the Notification Center screen will take you straight to that app.It makes us wonder why it took Apple so long to get something like this going. Instead, Apple made its users deal with the annoying pop-up notifications for far too long. It’s about time, Apple!The Notification Center also features some fancy animated widgets. Also, if you don’t want every single Facebook update to show up in your Notification Center, for example, you can manage certain alerts so that you can just dismiss them.Stay tuned for more updates on iOS 5 from Apple’s WWDC, and check out our WWDC 2011 coverage.Photo via Thisismynext
Eamonn Murphy By Daragh Brophy Mar 1st 2019, 11:52 AM A MAN ORDERED last month to cease running a website operating under a similar name to the HSE’s official crisis pregnancy ‘My Options’ service has said a similar High Court order should be applied to the HSE. Eamonn Murphy, with an address at Finglas Road Dublin 11, told the court he registered the domain name www.myoptions.website on 8 December.The court heard last month that his unregulated crisis pregnancy agency has been in operation in Ireland for more than 20 years under different names.Murphy’s website, which has been taken down since his last appearance in court, offered counselling and ultrasounds to women. It was only registered after the Minister for Health announced the name of the HSE’s official crisis pregnancy service www.myoptions.ie.He claimed today that five or six women and babies were “saved from abortion” while he was running the site with the My Options phrase, and that his organisation’s work was now being hampered by the court’s order. The High Court heard last month that “legitimate confusion” had emerged among women seeking to avail of the HSE service as a result of the name of Murphy’s website and he was ordered to take steps to desist from using the name on any crisis pregnancy websites he operated. Addressing the court this morning Murphy said he had sought to secure legal advice since his last appearance but that he had not been successful as he could find “no one willing to take on the HSE”. The court was told by counsel for the HSE, Jonathan Newman SC, that Murphy had told him a similar order should be applied to the HSE My Options site. No formal application Justice Leonie Reynolds said that Murphy had made no such formal application and adjourned proceedings for a break as she read a file handed in from Murphy.Returning to the matter later in the morning, the judge reiterated that no formal application from Murphy was before the court. In respect of his submission, she observed he may have lost sight of the main issue before the court. She acknowledged that Murphy’s website had been taken down since the case was last before the court on 15 February. Going over the motion, she reminded him that the court had ordered Murphy to desist from operating the website, adding that he was continuing to run his crisis pregnancy agency and “it’s not like you have been prohibited from operating”. Murphy claimed that his organisation had been stopped from operating as it wished, telling the court that “approximately five or six women and babies were saved from abortion” while he was running the site with the My Options phrase. He had earlier insisted that the HSE service should be taken down from the internet as the information on the site was putting women at risk. Murphy attempted to raise claims relating to women’s health on several occasions, but was told that it was not within the court’s realm to deal with that the matters he was raising in today’s hearing. He was also told by the judge that she would not be able to accept a further thick file of documents he wished to hand into the court today. PetitionJustice Reynolds asked Murphy if he was still seeking to secure legal advice on what actions were now available to him, and he said he was.After some debate between the parties before the court the judge adjourned the matter until 4 April next and said the existing order would remain in effect until then. Earlier in the proceedings, the judge asked Murphy if he was aware of a petition that had been handed into the court relating to his website in recent days. Murphy said he had no knowledge of the individual who organised the petition and that it was not done on his request or with his knowledge. The judge said she accepted his word.She said it was inappropriate for the person, who she named, to contact the court in such a manner and that it would be wholly inappropriate for the court to deal with the petition. There was no response where she asked if the person was present in court this morning. 25,749 Views Image: Daragh Brophy/TheJournal.ie Friday 1 Mar 2019, 12:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man who ran HSE copycat website claims it helped ‘save five or six women and babies from abortion’ Eamonn Murphy was ordered to stop operating a site under a name similar to the HSE’s ‘My Options’ service. Eamonn Murphy Image: Daragh Brophy/TheJournal.ie No Comments https://jrnl.ie/4518987 Short URL Share163 Tweet Email1
Des économies d’énergie et de l’astronomie pour la 3ème édition du Jour de la NuitCe samedi 1er octobre, comme chaque premier samedi d’octobre depuis trois ans, aura lieu le Jour de la Nuit, une initiative des astronomes professionnels et amateurs pour sensibiliser le public à la pollution lumineuse, qui gêne l’observation des astres et perturbe les écosystèmes.L’Institut d’astrophysique de Paris chapeaute, pour la 3ème année consécutive, une manifestation annuelle appréciée du public, le Jour de la Nuit, qui aura lieu samedi 1er octobre. Un héritage de l’Année mondiale de l’astronomie, en 2009, tout comme les Nuits des étoiles.À lire aussiGoogle Chrome, l’ESA et une vache marine, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 juilletAu programme de ce Jour de la Nuit 2011 : extinction des feux (partielle ou totale) durant une heure ou parfois même toute la nuit, dans une centaine de lieux publics à travers la France. Une obscurité dont profiteront les astronomes de clubs d’amateurs pour donner rendez-vous aux curieux, en des points précis, et leur faire découvrir les beautés célestes qui, au dessus de leur tête, sont trop souvent occultées par un éclairage public inadéquat et coûteux. Au total, 329 évènements sont organisés à travers la France pour ce jour spécial et détaillés sur le site Internet de la manifestation. En dix ans, les sources lumineuses extérieures ont augmenté de 30% sur le territoire national, souvent dirigées vers le haut pour éclairer sites et monuments dans les villes et les villages, perturbant la faune nocturne et les observateurs du ciel et du cosmos. Néanmoins, certains communes ont pris l’initiative de moderniser leur éclairage et d’éteindre une partie de la nuit. En effet, la modernisation des éclairages permettrait à elle seule, selon l’Agence de l’environnement et de la maitrise de l’énergie, d’économiser environ 20% d’énergie, tandis que l’éclairage public représente en moyenne 50% des dépenses d’électricité des communes. Le 28 septembre 2011 à 14:07 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services Civilization is built on quicksand by beasts dreaming they are human beings, and the best way we avoid collectively drowning in the liquid dirt is by clinging to manners and social norms. But those norms change, sometimes for good reasons and sometimes for no reason at all, and the rapid pace of technology has only caused them to change faster.Social media and online communication haven’t fundamentally altered human behavior, but they have exacerbated aspects of it both positive and negative. New forms of interaction need new forms of etiquette, internet etiquette or “netiquette.” Here are a few tips for being a healthy social human being online, to stay out of the Internet Gutter and not go all Ingrid Goes West.Treat People Like PeopleAt the end of the day, we’re all people. The internet connects us like never before, but the physical distance and emotional filter of experiencing people as words and pictures on flat computer screens and tiny phones makes it easy for us to dehumanize folks online. The potential anonymity also helps us feel more comfortable acting less than human ourselves. But resist those rude (or worse) temptations. Follow the Golden Rule. Exercise patience and restraint. Don’t do or say anything to anyone online you wouldn’t also do in real life. A good tip is to type all the awful things you would say, for catharsis, and then delete them without sending.Don’t Expect Instant ResponsesSocial media’s ability to let us know exactly when our messages are being seen and when responses are being typed is like a monkey’s paw wish come true. Sure it gives us more information about our communication with others, but the context we’re still lacking causes more paranoia. Are they ignoring me? Why? Do they hate me? Better send more messages like crazy stalker! Just take a deep breath and don’t expect others to instantly respond to every message you send, even if they’ve confirmed already seeing it.Don’t Carelessly Tag PeopleEven though social media functions as a public forum, not everyone wants to be a part of everyone else’s conversations. So think twice before you tag every single person in a Facebook photo or barge into a Twitter tirade. And don’t mention people in threads where the other person purposefully didn’t add them to the conversation, usually to avoid dog piles of harassment. Nobody likes an egg snitch.Remember What’s Private and What Isn’tHarassment is a huge problem on social media. Just ask female video game developers three years ago. One of the ways victims deal with the toxic climate the platforms holders have shamefully failed to fix is by carefully managing what they say privately and publically. If you’re privy to someone else’s private information on social media, respect that privacy. Don’t go putting sensitive info out into the public where trolls and Nazis can feed on it. And you should apply that to your own private information as well. Just because social media oligarchs want us to turn our whole lives into public performative #brands doesn’t mean we don’t have a right to inner lives of our own.No Non-Consensual Nudes!See also, overly thirsty DM sliding and other sexual harassment. Just don’t do it dudes!Online Is and Isn’t Real Life, So Know When to Log OffThe internet has real consequences, socially, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. So we have to behave responsibly online. However, it’s also important to occasionally get out of the tech bubble when we can, to log off and remember that Twitter isn’t the entire world even when it feels like it is in today’s political nightmare environment. Don’t get too worked up and mad and red online. And while you may meet some of your best friends (or worst enemies) through Snapchat and Instagram, primarily online friendships that are totally valid, try going outside and hanging out with folks in meatspace sometimes, too.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
When the Interior Department axed a proposal last winter to build a gravel road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, conservation groups cheered.Download AudioNow, eight of them are stepping up to defend the government’s decision in court.The Sierra Club, the Audubon Society and Wilderness Watch are among those joining Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a federal lawsuit. According to a recent filing, the groups will focus their arguments on “protecting the exceptional wilderness and wildlife values of Izembek.”The lawsuit was originally brought forward by local governments, tribes and residents of King Cove and Belkofski.They’ve been fighting to construct a road through the refuge for decades. When the Interior Secretary turned it down, they argue that she violated her trust responsibility to Alaska Natives — and federal law.The court has agreed to let the State of Alaska join the lawsuit and help King Cove make its case for road access.
A timber sale sign is posted in the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island. The new Forest Service regional forester for Alaska, who takes over in April, was a district ranger on the island. (KRBD photo)The U.S. Forest Service controls 22 million acres in Alaska, including most of Southeast. It’s overseen by a regional forester, whose staffers manage logging, mining, recreation and fish habitat.Listen nowThe agency is getting a new top official in April. David Schmid will have to deal with a particularly controversial land management plan that’s under attack.Schmid began his Forest Service career in Alaska. He and his wife moved here in the early 1980s for his first agency job, in Southcentral’s Chugach National Forest. Later, he worked in the Tongass in Southeast.“Over the years I think we spent 23 years together in Alaska and just having an opportunity to come back and re-engage with folks and work on Alaska issues has just been a dream of mine,” Schmid said.David Schmid (Department of Forestry photo)Schimd is leaving his post as deputy regional forester for the agency’s Northern Region, based in Missoula, Montana.Schmid will take over the Juneau-based Alaska Region job from Regional Forester Beth Pendleton, who’s retiring after eight years in the position. She’s spent about 30 years in the Forest Service, two-thirds of it in Alaska.Pendleton served as acting associate chief of the nationwide agency during the transition to the Trump administration. And recently, the agency’s chief stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct.Despite shakeups at the top, Pendleton said there was no pressured to leave.“My plans to retire were in 2018. So this is per my choice to retire at this time,” Pendleton said.Pendleton oversaw the Forest Service’s Alaska region during development of the most recent Tongass Land Management Plan. It’s been challenged in court and in Congress, largely because it begins the phase-out of old-growth logging.Pendleton believes the plan will survive because it’s flexible and can absorb change.Beth Pendleton (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)“We’ve been really focusing on that transition to young-growth harvests and renewable energy. There is an adaptive management component that’s associated with the plan, where there’s room … to further amend the plan in the future if needed,” Pendleton said.Pendleton said she’ll bring her replacement up to speed before she leaves the office.Schmid hasn’t been part of this version of the Tongass planning battle. But he’s familiar with the issues from his days as district ranger for Thorne Bay, on Prince of Wales Island. Before the big mills closed, it was a center of Alaska’s timber industry.Schmid said he’s dealt with similar conflicts in his current job.“I think I’ve had something like 75 or 80 objection resolution meetings here in Montana and Northern Idaho and North Dakota. And often times, mostly around tribal planning or large vegetation management, I would say it was almost identical to my experiences in Alaska with some very polarized issues,” Schmid said.A March 15 Forest Service press release announcing the transition said Schmid will be acting regional forester. But he said he’ll be here for the long haul.The Forest Service has nine regional offices. Not a lot are overseen by women.But Pendleton said she’s not unique.“I would say in the last 10 to 15 years we’ve seen more women and minorities come into some of these leadership positions. And I have had nothing but support and encouragement as I have worked in the agency and as I have served here in Alaska,” Pendleton said.A recent investigation showed a pattern of gender discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment and assault against women in fire crews and some other sections of the Forest Service.
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Jodie Foster will lead her first-ever online course in filmmaking, through a partnership with internet startup MasterClass.In the class, set to debut in early 2019, Foster will “share what she has learned from her five decades of experience on both sides of the camera,” MasterClass said in announcing the deal. “In her class, she will guide students through every step of the filmmaking process.”Foster has appeared in more than 40 movies. She’s a two-time Oscar winner, having picked up best-actress trophies for “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” and was nominated for her roles in “Taxi Driver” and “Nell.”Foster made her film directorial debut in 1991 with “Little Man Tate,” in which she also starred, and has since gone on to direct “Home for the Holidays,” which she also produced; “The Beaver,” starring Mel Gibson; and “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell. Foster also has directed episodes of original Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards” and “Black Mirror.” Foster is repped by CAA. MasterClass, which launched in 2015, focuses on developing and selling celebrity-led online classes. Other showbiz figures who have inked deals with the company include Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Ken Burns, Judd Apatow, Shonda Rhimes, Steve Martin and Aaron Sorkin.MasterClass charges $90 for individual courses and offers a $180 annual plan, which provides unlimited access to all new and existing classes from its lineup of celebrity instructors. The San Francisco-based company currently offers more than 45 courses.For Foster’s forthcoming filmmaking course, MasterClass has set up a page (at this link) where users can register to receive updates about the class. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now April 15, 2014 Ever send an email and immediately regret it? Or realize you’ve misspelled the recipient’s name, and want to correct it? Or just don’t like the idea of a catty remark about a co-worker sitting in a friend’s inbox for all eternity? Is the inherent permanency of email crippling your style?If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, Harvard Law students David Gobaud and Lindsay Lin believe they’ve cooked up a solution: Enter Pluto Mail, a free Web-based email service or, more succinctly, the Snapchat of email. (The name originates from the fact that Pluto’s planetary status was doled out, and then abruptly rescinded – Similarly, “if you have second thoughts about something you said, our service allows you can take it back,” explains Lin.) David Gobaud and Lindsay Lin, co-founders of Pluto Mail Related: Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We WorkDodge the screenshot scenario, though, and once your email is deleted, it’s truly gone. “In settings, the user can turn on auto eliminate so that when an email expires, we delete it from our servers immediately,” Gobaud explains. He insists that Gmail’s servers don’t hold onto the email either and that, after a maximum of three days, the email disappears from Pluto Mail’s backup server. In other words, your email is truly and completely erased.”From a security perspective,” says Lin, “ephemerality can be very beneficial.” While Pluto Mail has generated excitement among people like herself and Gobaud (i.e. the young and tech savvy), Lin says there’s also been a lot of interest from small businesses who want more control over their ability to manage confidential information.Both Lin and Gobaud predict a seismic shift – anticipated by Snapchat’s popularity – in how we use and think about data. “There’s a trend towards a more forgettable internet,” Gobaud says. “Humans don’t have perfect memories. Computers do. And I don’t think a world of perfect memories facilitates natural communication between people.”While Pluto Mail is currently still in beta, you click on this link to sign up.Related: Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance Thanks in part to Facebook fatigue, as well as growing concerns about data breaches and NSA surveillance, Gobaud and Lin believe that people increasingly want their online exchanges to mirror their offline ones: impermanent, untraceable and therefore less restricted. “People self-censor themselves online,” Gobaud says. “But if you have a conversation with a friend in person, you’re not worried that that it will follow you for the rest of your life.”Related: 5 Reasons Every Business Should be on SnapchatPluto Mail’s central selling point is its ease of use. It’s not really an email provider – you need to authenticate your main email address to sign up – which means the service isn’t limited to Pluto’s Web interface; it can also be used on email clients like Gmail, Outlook and Apple mail. Unlike encryption services, which need to be downloaded and installed by both parties, recipients aren’t required to use Pluto or install anything for the service to work. Similar to Snapchat, Pluto Mail allows you to choose when your email expires (although the options, of course, are far vaster). Do you want it to vanish ten days after you’ve sent it, regardless of whether it’s been read? Five minutes after it’s been opened? Two seconds after it’s been sent, just to mess with someone? Because while you can delete emails after you’ve sent them you can’t erase their subject lines from a recipient’s account. Say you send an email to your friend with the title: Top Secret, and then delete the message before she reads it. The subject line will remain in her inbox, except when opened, the email will simply state: “This message has expired.”Like with Snapchat, Pluto Mail has an obvious loophole: if a recipient takes a screenshot of your email, it he or she can then save it forever. Enroll Now for Free 4 min read
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (APTEN) announced in May that at least 13 trans people would run in the year’s elections.But now they are unhappy candidate nomination forms do not include a ‘third gender’ option. One group in Pakistan’s second-biggest city, Lahore, has announced they will boycott the elections as a result.A number of trans advocates complained the gender markers on the applications did not have an option for them.In Pakistan trans people can register as the third gender on their passports and national ID cards.‘Since our different identity is not being accepted, hence there is no use of contesting the elections,’ one of the candidates, Neeli Rana told the Express News. Some of the candidates running for election in Pakistan. | Photo: Khalsa PEACE & Justice Foundation Of Pakistan A group who made history as the first trans political candidates in Pakistan will now boycott the general elections. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/the-first-trans-electoral-candidates-boycott-elections-in-pakistan/ Farzana Riaz became the first trans person to have their passport issued in the third gender in Pakistan. She is also one of the country’s leading advocates on trans issues and the president of TransAction Alliance. Riaz is contesting a seat in the election in her home province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.‘Dozens of transgender persons across the country are collecting nomination papers from the ECP (Election Commission of Pakistan), but the forms do not have a separate section transgender persons and are being forced to choose between male or female,’ she said.Protest then court actionSome of the trans community plan to stage protests outside ECP offices around the country.If the protests don’t work, activists plan to challenge the ECP in court. A group of activists have already filed a complaint in the Peshawar High Court (PHC). Gut if that fails they will go to the Supreme Court.‘We can protest and then our last option is to approach the court which we have exercised,’ said activist, Taimur Kamal.‘We can approach the Supreme Court after PHC, but the ECP should have taken care of these issues before finalising the nomination papers.’Pakistan’s general elections will run on 25 July.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The death of another jaguar has ecologists and members of the Maya community outraged and looking for the person responsible saying it is the result of ignorance.Ecologists and members of the Mayan community around Playa del Carmen are in search of answers after the death of another jaguar. The latest incident occurred several days ago when a 3-year-old male was found dead with numerous bullet wounds.Aniceto Caamal Cocom, founder of the Centro de Salvaguarda de Usos y Costumbres, says these deaths occur from the ignorance of people who do not understand the species is in danger of extinction.“Unfortunately there is a lot of ignorance among the ranches, a group who do not know that this animal is sacred and that it has a great importance within the ecosystem. It is necessary to put signage in those places and make a campaign of deep awareness beyond what is done in the city. It is necessary in the ranches,” he explained.He says there are fewer and fewer jungle spaces for jaguar circulation, adding that in Playa del Carmen, a lot of it is due to the disappearance of forest to make way for real estate development projects that in the end, affect the habitat of these felines not only in the region, but throughout the southeast of Mexico.According to Hermelindo Be Cituk, coordinator of the National Indigenous Assembly for Autonomy, the jaguar is an important priority in Mayan beliefs.“We talked about this issue a few days ago when we learned about the death of the male. We are concerned about what is happening in this town. It is necessary that institutions look for ways to protect the species because there are few left,” he said.On March 31, a jaguar hide was seized at the port of Tizimín, Yucatán by the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection. The seizure came after a complaint was filed by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas.Photo: Federal Attorney for Environmental ProtectionThe hide was discovered in mid-tanning process, implying it was a recent kill. Upon inspection, environmental officers found the hide had 12 bullet holes as well as puncture marks on the head and neck. Due to its size, authorities said the hide was that of a full adult male.The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection filed an official criminal report against the person carrying the hide for the death of an endangered species. It is possible to be sentenced up to nine years in prison for killing an animal listed as in endangered in Mexico.In March, the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas announced that Mexico plans to create a tri-national reserve with Belize and Guatemala to protect the jaguar.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)
Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad) has increased its leasing portfolio of spare engines and components with Etihad Airways through the addition of new assets valued at US$100 million.This will include spare GEnx and GP7200 engines and spare landing gear and nacelles, to support the airline’s growing fleet of B777, B787, A320 and A380 aircraft.With the additional assets, the overall value of Sanad’s leasing relationship with Etihad Airways now exceeds US$450 million.Sanad’s relationship with Etihad Airways began in 2011 through the financing of 11 GE90 and Rolls-Royce Trent spare engines, and the two companies extended this in 2013.Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer James Hogan, said that this financial agreement builds on the growing relationship between the two companies.“It enables us to benefit from existing synergies, maximise the economics of our assets, and lease spare engines and components at very competitive costs. Last year 21 aircraft joined the fleet, and with another 16 Airbus and Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2015, it’s vital that we have the recommended level of inventory to keep our fleets fully serviceable at all times,” Mr Hogan said.Sanad chief executive officer Troy Lambeth, said that Sanad looks forward to further collaboration as a long-term partner in the airline’s record growth.“We are delighted to expand our leasing portfolio with Etihad Airways and extend our long term support to its fleet as it continues to grow. Our relationship with the airline continues to drive our shared mandate in creating a global aerospace hub here in Abu Dhabi,” Mr Lambeth said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
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