News Facebook Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Flood Relief yoshiki-donates-10-million-yen-disaster-relief-japan NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm Yoshiki: X Japan Email Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Disaster Relief In Japan Twitter In the wake of devastating flooding, the X Japan founder provided generous and much needed support Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jul 16, 2018 – 4:47 pm International music superstar Yoshiki has sprung to the aid of his native country in the aftermath of heavy downpours and flooding that has caused extensive damage in western Japan. The celebrated musician has donated 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his own charitable foundation, Yoshiki Foundation America. “I just saw the news in the U.S. and I pray for those who passed away,” Yoshiki said in a statement. “I truly hope the damage caused by heavy rain will not spread anymore.”The damage in western Japan is staggering, with a death toll surpassing 210 victims and warnings circulating of even more landslides to come. The devastation has been intensified by a heat wave that hit southern Japan, meaning Yoshiki’s generous support is coming at a critical time for those battling to survive the disaster.This is far from the first time Yoshiki has opened his heart and his wallet to help in the wake of a natural disaster. Last year he donated $25,000 to aid Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas, and he lent another $100,000 to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares for disaster relief for hurricane survivors in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. In 2016 he donated 10 million yen to earthquake disaster relief in Kumamoto.Those seeking to support the flood relief efforts in Japan can donate to the Japanese Red Cross Society. For more information on Yoshiki Foundation America, please visit the organization’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”
ROCHESTER, NY — Spencer Maffei, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester. Maffei is in the computer science program.Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.About Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RIT via Merit.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”Harvey Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute of TechnologyIn “Education”
Hit by the ban on sales of Maggi brand noodles, Nestle India Ltd on Thursday reported 60 percent fall in its net profit and 32 percent fall in its net sales for the third quarter.The company follows calendar year as its financial year.In a media statement filed with BSE, Nestle India said its net profit for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 was Rs.124.2 crore, down from Rs.311.3 crore for the same period the previous year.The company said it had posted a net sales of Rs.1,736.2 crore for the period under review down by 32 percent over 2014 figures.The ban on sales of Maggi noodles impacted the domestic and export sales.According to Suresh Narayanan, chairman and managing director, the company has restarted manufacturing noodles.After testing the products in three accredited laboratories and their clearance the noodles the company is keen on reintroducing the products in the market, he said.Narayanan said that during the quarter under review, the Bombay High Court had set aside the ban on Maggi noodles and ordered that the earlier batches be tested in three accredited laboratories.As per the test results, the lead content in the product is well below the permissible levels, he said.
US National Security Advisor Bolton answers questions during news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington. Photo: ReutersHanging on a wall in John Bolton’s West Wing office is a memento of his proudest achievement as national security adviser: a framed copy of president Donald Trump’s order to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.Right next to it hangs a cartoon mocking the agreement.Bolton’s choice of decor reflects his disdain for the deal secured by former president Barack Obama and other world powers in 2015, and his relentless focus on trying to isolate Tehran and cripple its economy by reimposing tight sanctions.Bolton took over as national security adviser in early April. A month later, Trump abandoned the Iran deal, meeting a promise he had made as a presidential candidate, which other wary West Wing advisers had persuaded him to put off.Bolton changed that dynamic quickly. In an interview with Reuters, he said he reassured Trump that his instincts were right and that he could ignore the pleas and warnings of moderates and European allies to stay in the deal.”It’s not the end of the world,” Bolton said he told Trump in arguing for withdrawal from the pact. “The Western alliance is not going to fall apart.”Proud of his role in the policy shift, Bolton said he believes the reimposition of sanctions is already heaping pressure on Iran’s leaders.”I think the return of the sanctions has had a devastating effect on their economy and I think it’s going to get worse.”Iran’s economy and currency have already been hit as big European companies exit to avoid being hurt by US sanctions. The pressure will increase in November when sanctions targeting the oil industry, the lifeblood of Iran’s economy, are to take effect.In Washington’s community of foreign policy veterans, Bolton has been a super-hawk for decades, whether as a tough-talking US ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush or as a prominent analyst on Fox News.Critics call him an ideologue and a warmonger who retaliates against dissenting views, while allies say he is an intellectual and a shrewd operator committed to ensuring the supremacy of US power.Over the years, Bolton has advocated for regime change in both Iran and North Korea, opposed direct negotiations with both and said the United States should stage pre-emptive attacks against their nuclear facilities.He was also a firm supporter of the Iraq war and has been a longtime advocate of tough policies toward Russia.Now, in the most influential position of his long career, the 69-year-old Bolton has softened some of those bellicose positions, at least in public, and says he is happy to follow the president’s lead.That has kept him in good graces with Trump, who has made improved ties with both North Korea and Russia a centerpiece of his foreign policy, and who does not like being overshadowed by his staff.And it allows Bolton the room to shape and execute a hardline strategy on Iran.”Bolton is obsessed with Iran, and everything else plays second fiddle,” said one senior official from France, whose president, Emmanuel Macron, pleaded unsuccessfully with Trump to remain in the Iran deal during an April visit to the White House.WORKING WITH TRUMPThe two men have different views on Russia. While Trump has spoken admiringly of Vladimir Putin, Bolton never does that, and accused the Russian president of lying about Moscow’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.He opposes easing a wide range of US sanctions on Russia and tweeted in March that the United States should have a strategic response to a new array of Russian nuclear weapons “to show our allies in Europe that we will not let Russia push the US or its allies around.”He has no qualms about opposing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior officials who want to extend the New START nuclear arms control deal with Russia.But officials across the national security apparatus, from the State and Defense departments to intelligence agencies, say Bolton has studiously avoided directly challenging Trump’s declared goal of improving ties with Putin.Bolton went to Moscow to help organize Trump’s summit with Putin in Helsinki in July.”His accident avoidance is obvious when it comes to Russia,” said one US official on condition of anonymity. “If it were up to him, he would take a much harder position on sanctions and election meddling.”In a recent interview with Reuters, Trump himself said Bolton has dialed back some of his harder-line positions since coming into the White House.”He’s a terrific person who is really working hard,” Trump said. “Now, are his views the same as they have been for 20 years that I’ve been watching him on television, where he wants to go to war with everybody, and if possible, let’s do five nations at a time? No, his views aren’t that anymore.”Bolton has cemented his relationship with Trump by keeping it simple when he briefs the president.The dry, professorial style of Bolton’s predecessor, HR McMaster, frequently left Trump impatient and fuming, multiple officials have said. Bolton uses a more streamlined approach, gleaned from his time in law school.”I do outlines – bigger ones, then reduce them down to smaller ones, then distill notes down to their bare essence so they’ll fit on a notecard,” Bolton told Reuters.A senior White House official said Trump sees Bolton as an essential voice in his inner circle but is not always swayed by him. “He’s very good at making his case and the president always listens to him, but won’t necessarily do what he says,” the official said.IRAN FOCUSBolton has had most success with Trump on Iran. He has played a central role in promoting the Trump administration’s efforts to create a security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in large part to help counter Iran’s expansion in the region.In a speech in New York last week, Bolton warned Iran: “If you continue to lie, cheat and deceive, yes, there will indeed be hell to pay.”That hard edge was a hallmark of his time in the Bush administration, critics say.Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell when Bolton was undersecretary for arms control and non-proliferation, often confronted Bolton over personnel and policy issues at the State Department.Wilkerson recalled a 2002 meeting in which Bolton asserted that North Korea was “a paper tiger.” Wilkerson warned that in the event of a war Pyongyang could unleash massive artillery barrages that would claim tens of thousands of South Korean and American lives.”John looks at me coldly and says, ‘I don’t do war. That’s your bailiwick.’ I replied, ‘Oh, you just start them,’ …. It’s his Number One solution to any problem he sees in the world,” said Wilkerson, who emerged as a vocal critic of the Iraq war that Bolton had advocated for.A senior administration official close to Bolton dismissed Wilkerson’s concerns, saying Bolton shows “a deft ability to coordinate diplomatic, economic, and military policy to advance and defend America’s national security interests.”One Defense Department official said Bolton blocks out opinions that run counter to his own in discussions with other government agencies.”Dissenting views don’t have a way to be heard, and it’s clear that they aren’t welcome in any event, especially about Iran,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The result is that people who have years or even decades of experience, especially in the field, are either ignored or intimidated.”Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, disputed that view of Bolton. “He plays team ball well.”Bolton did not respond to the allegation but told Reuters he relishes verbal jousting with colleagues.”I’m a litigator by training. My life is debate. So if someone has a different view, I can’t wait,” he said with a smile.
How DNA outside cells can be targeted to prevent the spread of cancer Net Applications came up with the novel discovery that somewhere between 11-percent to 30-percent of Web traffic streaming out of Google is cleaned of identifying information. The call of the story is, “That begs the question: What secret is it that Google doesn’t want the rest of the Web to know.” Sounds mysterious, it’s too bad the writer and Net Applications didn’t read, Forbes’ How To Erase Your Tracks Online, or for non-readers In Pictures: Eight Ways To Guard Your Online Privacy, September 08, 2008 slide show. The Boy Genius Report casts a “Ree-hee-healy?” to Net Applications’ blockbuster discovery which in sum goes, “We have never seen an OS stripped of the user agent string before.” I believe you have to arrange to have that happen, it’s not something we have seen before in a proxy server.” Net Applications, “The Movie” then sums up the insidious plot by saying. “All I can tell you is there’s a good percentage of the people at Google showing up [at Web pages] with their OS hidden,” according to a Net Applications spokesperson. Boy Genius, has his own idea of the Google’s Magical Mystery OS. See: Google Working on a New Mystery OS, December 6 post. His post and comments take some of the air out of the floating rumors. It’s worth a fun read time. Google Watch by Clint Boulton, congratulates his former colleague Andy Patrizio for “ferretting out a fascinating new Google rumor” spawned by his interview of a Net Applications spokesperson. His conclusion is essentially, if many Googlers are running a clandestine OS of an undetermined origin, “this would fit the Google MO, wouldn’t it?”, referencing the September 2 launch of Chrome after two-years of back and forth. Blount is hardly awestruck by the idea Google might want to go it alone with their own OS and in the process cut into Microsoft’s behemoth IE. His sources speculate that the “Web Only” browser Chrome could be the front door to access some kind of big social network where OpenID reigns or possibly a combo of Chrome and its extension application Gears. He quotes Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group, who said a Google OS would be an extension of Android OS recently released for mobile phones and big plans for future devices. Blount presents a query, “Could Google employees be surfing the Web on Android phones? Comments on the Forbes, “Google’s Invisibility Cloak” are priceless. Credit where credit is due goes to “Levifig” referencing Google’s penchant for secrecy, he posts the following, ” Secrecy isn’t the opposite of Openness in the business world! Why would Google let other companies into their business strategy?? Why would they have a great idea and have their competitors market it, especially when most of their competitors would charge what they would release for free?? Seriously…” Another gem by “Fantomaster” who isn’t sure if he should laugh or cry at the speculation about Google’s anonymity mystery. His insightful post points out that faking UAs is like an Al Gore moment. It is has been done for years and “Incidentally it’s one of the tenets of safeguarding your online privacy, too.” Personally, I sure hope these two don’t read my articles.In preparation for this story, I found a recent paper by Andrew G. Morgan of Google Inc. and Serge E. Hallyn entitled, “Linux Capabilities: Making Them Work”. The paper addresses the modern applications of the Linux system in light of new kernel developments including VFS support and per-process support for bounded-set and secure-bits demonstating the full range of Linux security capabilities. I contacted Andrew G. Morgan for his take on the Google Hold’em Poker OS rumor, but as of this writing I have not heard back.Forbes Google’s Invisibility Cloak story:www.forbes.com/technology/2008 … x_ew_1205google.htmlBoy Genius Blog story: www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/1 … on-a-new-mystery-os/© 2008 PhysOrg.com Citation: Google Hold’em Poker: Does Google Have An OS Up Their Sleeve? (2008, December 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-12-google-holdem-poker-os-sleeve.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Google card shark watchers have been placing side bets on the possibility that Google may be holding back some news on a new OS. The search giant has been the subject of rumors in Forbes, BoyGenius Blog, Google Watch and more. Forbes’ intriguing article title is, ” Google’s Invisibility Cloak” stokes the fire with a not so “Elementary my dear Watson” approach. The genesis of the speculation is a “Eureka” moment from Net Applications a company in Aliso Viejo that produces an analytic software for tracking Internet trends around the world. Explore further
No matter how much we crib about our motherland or our culture, when we step out of the homeland we start missing all the little things which had meant nothing to us previously. Would it not be nice to have a dhaba below your apartment in the foreign land which would serve you chhole kulche or a shabby little tea-stall where you could sit all day and think of all the important things in life with a little kulladh of tea in hand?Homesickness is a powerful malady. There are some social volunteers who try to make you feel at home or at least closer to home when you are living in a far away land. One such sweet volunteer is Baishali Ghosh, from Assam, who owns a home-delivery restaurant called ‘Chakum Chukum’ in Copenhagen, Denmark. The mere words in the restaurant’s title do not carry any heavy message about food, but are denoted as the sounds made by a noisy eater in Bengali! A western gourmet may never understand the relevance of chakum chukum, but a bong or any other Indian foodie may. What’s the joy of food if you cannot dig in with your pretty hands? Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“The burning flame of desire to do something on my own always keeps me restless,” says Baishali Ghosh who has recently come up with a book titled ‘Spices of Life’ which she describes as “not just a book of recipes but it is the journey of my life.” She runs a food blog as well that goes by the same title as her restaurant– ‘Chakum Chukum with Baishali’. Her restaurant delivers delicacies like Dab Chingri, Potoler Dorma, Aloo Posto, Nargisi Kofta Curry, Chicken Tikka Masala, Suji Halwa and Nolen Gur ice cream among many other mouth-watering dishes! What if you like to order something you have seen on the blog which is not part of the restaurant menu? In that case, Baishali delivers that particular dish on request. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith a supportive family, Baishali had started her own business in India and had managed it well until a couple of years post marriage, when she had to move to Denmark giving in to her husband’s job relocation. “Managing different priorities at different stages of life did not diminish my ambition. When we started living in Copenhagen, I sensed an opportunity in converting my passion for cooking into a profession and started a takeaway restaurant. Even though I had my share of tribulations while emerging as a matured culinary free spirit, the journey had been wonderful. I don’t cook because I have to, but because I love to,” explains Baishali. Cooking is an art, and chefs are artists. So is our Baishali, who not only shares her knowledge about food and culinary inventions with the world but also has a keen interest in food photography. Knowledge is never confined in books, one gains it through travel as well, feels Baishali, “Travelling to different parts of the world exposed me to various cultures and traditions. Food is a reflection of culture and heritage.” This inspired Baishali to create fusion recipes form a blend of cultures, which is reflected in her book. Some of her recipes have also been published in reputed magazines, which eventually gave her confidence to pen down a book, where every photograph has been clicked by her without any professional guidance as she believes that food photography is about one’s eye more than the tool(camera). A creative cook can lend a unique flavour to the same old dish.Baishali had donated proceeds from the sale of her book ‘Spices of Life’ to Association for India’s Development (AID) which initiates and supports grass root efforts in agriculture, health, education, women’s rights and social justice in India. A definite good news for foodies- she plans to open a restaurant in Kolkata soon.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. January 3, 2017 As my agency transitioned from a traditional online marketing services provider to a performance-based agency, we started to work with much larger corporate clients — we require a minimum daily digital ad spend of $10,000. I encountered several different ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solutions being used over the past several months.This software allows a company to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate several back office functions related to technology, services and human resources. It integrates all angles of an operation — product planning, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing — in a single database and user interface.ERP software is very slick, and very expensive — some companies spend five-figures and some spend millions of dollars. Along the way, Microsoft Dynamics AX has stood out as a superior ERP solution, and here are six reasons why this could-first option is a winner.1. Convenience of cloud-first software. Working in the cloud has many convenience benefits, including automatic updates. No more having to update software — that’s all handled in the background automatically.The full cloud environment installation takes no more than 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The disaster recovery and development testing is a breeze, and many companies love the simplification of production environments and reduction of backup servers needed when working with a cloud-first piece of software.This also enables scaling based on need, meaning you don’t pay for what you’re not using and adding or removing users is simple and immediate.Related: The 15 Most Profitable Small-Business Industries2. Smart intelligence.It’s possible to make decisions that are both more accurate and actionable by leveraging the insights and data that you are able to pull through integrations with popular CRMs and Office 365.Users can connect their Microsoft Dynamics AX to PowerBI.com in order to incorporate the data, reports and metrics that have been pre-configured by the user. This transforms the data into rich visuals, which is much easier to digest and analyze than raw data.3. LCS (Lifecycle Services) equals fast deployment.Microsoft has put a lot of emphasis on Lifecycle Services (LCS), which features tools that enhance the efficiency and shorten the time with their system guided procedures and controls. It’s highly scalable, making it easier to manage the entire lifecycle of the software, from conference room pilot, through go-live, and on to post-implementation support.Related: 22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader4. Use of Visual Studio and .NET Framework.The development environment has deep integration with the Dynamics AX7 Application Object Tree (AOT), even though it’s been moved to Visual Studio. The native X++ language is still the primary development language for AX7 but is now considered the same as any other .Net language such as VB and C#. X++ is now considered a “first class citizen” .Net language by Microsoft and developers still need extensive knowledge of X++ to customize any of AX7’s base features.Related: 11 Beliefs These Moguls Use to Win Big5. Personalized workspaces result in more productivity.For current Microsoft Dynamics AX users, role centers are now replaced with workspaces. Workspaces are mini applications that help users focus on the most important aspects of their tasks required for the job. It allows them to view and act on what they need from this single task window. All the supporting actions are the same screen — this provides a custom user experience and improved productivity.6. Superior UX (User Experience). Most ERP software solutions have outdated designs and poor user experiences. Microsoft Dynamics AX combines Windows 8 and HTML5 to create a light, modern experience that makes it simple for teams to collaborate and share on. Cloud-first means that it’s accessed through a web browser, eliminating installs on your equipment and additional servers to handle storage and backups, which is something every IT department loves.
Swedish cable operator Com Hem has unveiled plans to raise about SEK5.5 billion (€610 million) through an IPO on the Stockholm stock exchange.Com Hem said the goal of the offering is to reduce the company’s debt levels and provide additional financial flexibility. The company aims to reduce its net leverage to about 4.15 times underlying EBITDA as of June 30, with a target of getting the ration down to between 3.5 and 4 times EBITDA in the medium term.Com Hem’s announcement follows a Bloomberg report last week that it was in advanced stages of planning an IPO. The company was first reported to be in talks with its owner, London-based private-equity firm BC Partners, about a possible listing back in January.The operator has highlighted its strong fundamentals, with a 39% share of Swedish homes connected to its network and a 61% share of digital TV subscribers within its footprint. It is also the number one broadband provider in its footprint with a 44% share and the number two broadband provider nationally. The company posted net sales of SEK4.448 billion last year with underlying EBITDA of SEK2.2 billion.The share issue will primarily consist of a new ordinary shares issue, although BC Partners may sell some of the shares in Com Hem held by its local holding company NorCell.JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Nordea are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, while Carnegie is acting as a joint bookrunner and Rothschild is financial advisor.““We have in the past few years made significant investments in the network, new products and the operations, which will enable us to fully capture the potential of this company,” said Com Hem CEO Anders Nilsson.“Com Hem has the fastest broadband offering in 80 percent of our cable footprint, last year we launched the leading digital TV offering with TiVo in Sweden and we have made an accelerated entry into the B2B segment through the acquisition of Phonera Företag this year.”Nikos Stathopoulos, managing partner at BC Partners said: “Becoming a public company is a natural next step for Com Hem as it will broaden its shareholder base, provide financial flexibility by reducing leverage and enhance the company’s growth prospects. We will continue to support Com Hem, its strong management team and staff and we welcome new shareholders to take part in the future development of Com Hem.”
Sky has announced a major new commitment to developing virtual reality content, including the creation of a virtual reality studio and the release of its first VR content tomorrow.Sky VR Studio’s first two films, shot during Formula 1 testing in Barcelona, which will transport viewers to the pit lane, into the team garages, and out onto the track, will be released tomorrow.The two F1 VR experiences, which were produced in conjunction with Formula One Management and Williams Martini Racing, will be made available via the Facebook 360 Video platform. The full VR experience will also be available on the Oculus platform, and viewable on the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift headsets.Sky said it would look to distribute virtual reality content through a dedicated Sky VR app later this year.The pay TV broadcaster said that over the coming year, its VR studio will create more than 20 individual film spanning cultural and sporting events.The VR team is headed by executive producer Neil Graham, who will be joined by award-winning VR director Richard Nockles, who directed Sky VR Studio’s F1 film, and is behind a wide range of VR projects for a number of global brands, according to Sky.VR content to be created by the unit will include a film on heavyweight boxing, taking viewers inside the ring as Anthony Joshua bids for a world title and a film about Team Sky’s preparation for the Tour de France.“The Sky VR Studio allows us to add a new dimension to storytelling, taking viewers to extraordinary places and offering a unique perspective on a whole host of events. The development of VR technology is moving at an incredible pace and excitement is building about its potential. Our expertise across a wide range of video content, from original drama to live sport, gives us a unique ability to bring VR to life for customers. This is just the start and we’re looking forward to creating more amazing VR content and exploring the possibilities with our tech and content partners,” said Gary Davey, managing director, content at Sky.