Search resumes of Toronto property connected to suspected serial killer

first_imgFor the second straight day, forensic officers are combing through a Toronto residence as part of a probe into accused killer Bruce McArthur.Cadaver dogs have been brought to the scene as they continue their search of the property, which now includes a nearby ravine.Police dog now sniffing inside the garage of the home on Mallory Crescent. Also—- scene has grown to include nearby ravine. pic.twitter.com/AaUktzTbKP— Faiza (@CityFaizaAmin) January 21, 2018Forensic investigators have been spotted going in and out of the house, emerging with at least one bag. There’s no confirmation on what is in the bag or what they have retrieved.McArthur, 66, a self-employed landscaper, was arrested and charged Thursday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Selim Esen, 44, and Andrew Kinsman, 49, from Toronto’s Gay Village.It’s unclear what McArthur’s connection is to the property but one neighbour recalls he was a frequent visitor to the house.“I’ve seen him many, many times,” Kevin Lahey told CityNews. “He used to come here three or four times a day, in the summer especially because he owns a landscaping business. I’m just shocked that this happened.”Forensics o/s in Leaside continuing investigation into alleged McArthur murders. Neighbors say he frequented house @CityNews @CityFaizaAmin pic.twitter.com/creaReO8t1— Ken Townsend (@KenTownsend) January 21, 2018Forensic officers have also been collecting evidence at four other locations, including a nine-acre property in Madoc, Ont.last_img read more

Satisfaction rises among Air Canada WestJet passengers says JD Power survey

first_imgMONTREAL – A J.D. Power survey says passenger satisfaction with the performance of Canada’s two largest airlines has grown in the past year.Air Canada enjoyed the largest gain in satisfaction among traditional carriers in North America, rising 25 points to 734 on a 1,000-point scale.WestJet scored 747 in the low-cost carrier segment, up from 736 a year ago.Each Canadian airline ranked third overall in their respective segments.Airline investments in newer planes, handling of luggage and cheaper fares drove a seventh straight year of improved customer satisfaction.Alaska Airlines ranks highest among traditional carriers for the 11th consecutive year, while Southwest Airlines tops the low-cost carrier list for a second straight year.Satisfaction with United Airlines dropped. The U.S. carrier received undesirable global attention after a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight.The exceptions to improved satisfaction with North American airlines were in the categories of in-flight services, including food, beverage and entertainment systems.The study of business and leisure travellers is based on responses from 11,508 passengers who flew on a major North American airline between March 2017 and March 2018.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:WJA)last_img read more

UN agency coordinates transfer of nuclear waste from Serbia to Russia

22 December 2010The United Nations nuclear watchdog has coordinated a multinational project carried out by Serbia to move two and half tonnes of highly radioactive nuclear spent fuel to a secure Russian facility, where the material arrived today. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it coordinated the removal of the material from a Serbian nuclear research reactor where it posed potential security and environmental threats.It was the largest single shipment of spent nuclear fuel made under an international programme to repatriate such material to the nations that originally supplied it, the IAEA said in a press release.The delivery of the spent fuel to the Russian facility ends the project to repatriate fuel from the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences outside Belgrade, where the Soviet Union had built and fuelled a 6.5-megawatt nuclear research reactor in the 1950s.The project began in 2002 when fresh highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel was transferred to Russia. Today’s shipment consisted of over 8,000 spent fuel elements, including 13 kilogrammes of HEU.“This was a very complicated project. We had to involve governments, contractors, and non-governmental organizations,” said Yukiya Amano, the IAEA Director General. “It was a great success. It was a success story and we are very happy to continue to cooperate with stakeholders to repatriate highly enriched uranium,” he added.The latest fuel transfer began on 18 November, when 16 shipping containers holding the fuel were loaded onto heavy cargo trucks at the Vinca Institute.Using trucks and trains, the convoy traversed Serbia, Hungary, and Slovenia under heavy security before arriving on 21 November at the Slovenian port of Koper. There, crews loaded the containers onto a cargo ship which then began a three-week journey to Russia’s arctic port at Murmansk.Back on rails, the fuel moved to Russia’s reprocessing facility at Mayak, where technicians will separate the still-usable uranium from the spent fuel and store the remaining nuclear waste for future safe disposal.The IAEA has actively participated in efforts to repatriate research reactor fuel, including transfers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Libya, Romania, and Viet Nam. In addition, the IAEA is supporting efforts to help nations convert their research reactors to use low-enriched uranium fuel. read more

Perpetual CEO hands over mobile phone to bond commission

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, Kasun Palisena, handed over his mobile phone to the Presidential commission investigating the alleged treasury bond scam.The mobile phone was handed over on an order issued by the commission.

Four inmates from Vavuniya Prison escape from custody

They were transported to court for their case when they managed to escape.A search operation was launched to locate the prisoners. (Colombo Gazette) Four inmates of the Vavuniya Prison escaped from custody while being transported to the Mullaitivu Magistrate’s Court.The Police said that the inmates had been in custody over a murder case.

Sudan UN human rights expert expects large number of deaths in Darfur

Video of press briefing [26mins] Briefing reporters in New York after completing a 13-day tour of Sudan earlier this month, Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said there was no doubt that Khartoum had sponsored, armed or recruited the so-called Janjaweed Arab militias.Last month two UN human rights fact-finding reports said the Janjaweed and other militias allied to the Government had committed numerous human rights violations in Darfur, including murders, rapes and the looting and destruction of villages.Ms. Jahangir said that during her visit, “nearly every third or fourth family” she spoke to in the camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) within Darfur had lost a relative to the militias.”It’s very hard to say [accurately] how many people have been killed,” she said, but interviews with IDPs indicated it would be “quite a large number…They are bound to be staggering.”Secretary-General Kofi Annan is due to arrive tomorrow in Sudan to see first-hand the situation in Darfur, which he described last week as a catastrophe. Mr. Annan will visit IDP camps and then inspect refugee camps in neighbouring Chad, as well as hold talks with government officials of Sudan and Chad.UN agencies estimate that two million people need food and humanitarian assistance as a result of the conflict. There are more than one million IDPs and at least another 150,000 others have fled to Chad.Ms. Jahangir said it is vital that the international community begins to catalogue what has happened in Darfur since fighting broke out between the Sudanese Government and two rebel groups early last year. Once it does that, it can decide what steps to take against the planners of the militia campaign.She said the militias – who, like their targets, are predominantly Muslim – often wear the uniforms of Government soldiers and use Government vehicles. They also often make their raids on villages in concert with attacks by military forces, she said.Ms. Jahangir stressed she did not have enough information yet to categorize what has happened as either ethnic cleansing or genocide, but she said “there are strong indications of crimes against humanity.”The Rapporteur is expected to hand down her formal report on her visit to Sudan by the end of next month. read more

ETFs offer great exposure but be careful and understand what you are

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted May 12, 2016 6:16 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – With the widespread use of exchange-traded funds, investment experts say you need to understand what you are buying and how an ETF works within your portfolio.ETFs have grown in popularity with the promise of low-fees compared with mutual funds. But not all ETFs are the same. Even if they are trying to track the same index, they can differ in how they do that.An ETF can hold the stocks or bonds that make up the index that it is supposed to track, or it can be what is referred to as a synthetic ETF that uses a contract with a counterparty, usually a bank, which promises to pay the return of the index.“You just have to be careful with them and use them as a tool, rather than an investment on its own,” says CIBC Wood Gundy portfolio manager Daniel Girard.“You use them as a piece of a total portfolio and just use them in a way that gives you the best risk-return profile with the lowest cost,” says Girard, who is based in Waterloo, Ont.Girard says he looks for simplicity, low-cost and ability to trade when it comes to ETFs.“Sometimes you’ll identify an ETF that looks great for a number of reasons, but it doesn’t trade,” he said.You also need to watch for tracking error when the returns of the ETF are different from the index it is supposed to track. The difference can arise because of ETF fees and also because the ETF’s holdings may not exactly match the index.In recent years, the industry has moved to offer investors more than just a replication of a given index.Traditional ETFs that track the S&P/TSX composite index, for instance, have a heavy weighting toward three sectors — financials, mining and energy. So an ETF that tracks that index may not provide the diversification that an investor wants.So-called smart beta, or factor investing, offers a twist on traditional ETFs by weighting sectors differently than the index does.BlackRock Canada’s Pat Chiefalo says an investment manager can set different goals — for example, reduced volatility.“Maybe I want to assemble those stocks in a way to maximize my dividends,” says Chiefalo, head of iShares Product at BlackRock Canada.Alfred Lee, a portfolio manager with BMO ETFs, says outcomes of smart beta funds can vary because each is constructed differently.“If you’re looking for low volatility, there’s no rhyme or reason why you need the same sector exposures as the TSX,” he said. ETFs offer great exposure, but be careful and understand what you are buying read more

San Diego DA Summer Stephan announces new initiatives to train officers for

first_imgSan Diego DA Summer Stephan announces new initiatives to train officers for mental health crisis calls DA @SummerStephan Announces De-Escalation Training & Mental Health Reform Blueprint to improve public safety outcomes when individuals w/ mental health challenges come into contact w/ police & the criminal justice system: https://t.co/XCOJmVLQUw @NAMISanDiego @SanDiegoCounty pic.twitter.com/MOgix7E1nK— SD District Attorney (@SDDistAtty) May 21, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News Tags: Summer Stephan FacebookTwitter May 21, 2019 Updated: 9:51 AM Posted: May 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced $1.5 million in funding Tuesday to go toward increased police training on interacting with individuals suffering from mental illnesses.The initiative seeks to offer enhanced training to all police officers in the county within the next three years, providing strategies for how best to recognize the signs of mental illness or substance abuse when responding to emergency calls.Officers already receive training regarding mental health issues in the police academy, but Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter said the new training curriculum offers “more tools to cope with those in crisis while we’re in the field.” Officials hope the new curriculum — the culmination of a year-long collaboration involving more than 200 experts on mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice issues — will reduce to need for officers to use deadly force in the field.The new training includes classes led by members of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team — or PERT — who often assist police officers responding to emergency calls related to mental health crises.The funding will also go toward use of the MILO Range Theater, a video simulation that places officers in a variety of situations replicating potential interactions with subjects suffering from mental illnesses.In addition, a 911 Mental Health checklist has been created to give family members calling 911 an opportunity to inform police dispatchers of a loved one’s mental health issues, access to weapons and other important information, which “will allow officers to be more prepared before they arrive on scene,” according to District Attorney Summer Stephan.The checklist, available on printed flyers, will be distributed to psychiatric hospitals, jails, police agencies and will soon be available on a free phone app.Dispatchers will also be trained to inquire further on mental health related issues when taking 911 calls.According to Stephan, county law enforcement responded to more than 53,000 calls for service last year for people with mental health issues. Subjects with mental health or substance abuse issues also accounted for 79% of the county’s officer-involved shootings over the past 25 years, she said, while around 30% of county jail inmates receive medication for mental health disorders.“Individuals in San Diego County facing mental health issues frequently come in contact with law enforcement and with our criminal justice system,” Stephan said. “Too often, the outcome falls short of helping people who face those challenges.”The recommendations that led to the new funding are included in a 76- page report released Tuesday, titled “Blueprint for Mental Health Reform: A Strategic New Approach Addressing the Intersection of Mental Health, Homelessness and Criminal Justice in San Diego County.”Summer Stephan’s complete press conference is below.The full report can be viewed at https://www.sdcda.org/Content/Preventing/Blueprint%20for%20Mental%20Health%20Re form.pdf . KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

County unemployment rate rose slightly for second consecutive month

first_imgCounty unemployment rate rose slightly for second consecutive month Posted: August 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 3:04 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.6% in July, the second consecutive month with an increase, according to data released today by the California EconomicDevelopment Department.The unemployment rate in the San Diego-Carlsbad region rose from a revised 3.3% in June to 3.6% last month. The rate steadily declined for most of the year’s first half but has now increased by nearly a full percentage pointfrom 2.7% in May to last month’s figure.The county’s total nonfarm employment dipped by 7,200 jobs, from 1,517,200 in June to 1,510,000 last month. Farm jobs held steady at 9,000 month- over-month.Several industries showed modest job gains in July, but those gains were wiped away by government entities shedding 14,500 jobs in the county, most of them education jobs during the summer months. The construction, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services and financial industries all added at least 1,000 jobs in July, according to the EDD.Despite the month-over-month job losses, the county’s unemployment rate is the same as last year’s July estimate of 3.6%. In that time, nonfarm industries have added nearly 30,000 jobs while farm jobs have fallen from 9,500 last July to 9,000 last month.Nonfarm jobs are up by 29,700 from 1,480,300 in July 2018 to 1,510,000 last month, with multiple industries showing gains of 3,000 jobs or more. Government jobs increased the most of any industry, adding 9,100 jobs, while professional and business services jobs increased by 8,400.The trade, transportation and utilities industry lost the most jobs year-over-year, shedding 3,000. The financial and information industries also lost 700 and 300 jobs, respectively.Statewide unemployment rose to a seasonally adjusted 4.1% in July, tying a record low.Nationwide, unemployment rose to an even 4% in July, up from 3.8% in June and down from 4.1% in June 2018. center_img KUSI Newsroom August 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Two new attractions open at Korean IR Jeju Shinhwa World

first_img RelatedPosts Landing International Development Limited has launched two new non-gaming attractions at its Korean integrated resort, Jeju Shinhwa World.Shinhwa Waterpark and the Transformers Autobots Alliance Exhibition both opened for business on Friday, just 24 hours after Landing announced a 360% increase in consolidated revenue in 1H18 to HK$1.75 billion. The revenue increase was due primarily to the relocation of Landing Casino to Jeju Shinhwa World from its former home at Hyatt Regency Jeju Hotel. Duterte “regretted” running for President after Landing International’s 2018 Manila land lease scandal Load More Jeju Shinhwa World’s new Shinhwa Waterpark is the largest waterpark in Jeju Island, covering 18,000 square meters and featuring 19 attractions including a wave pool, water slides, rides, a spa, a pool for kids and a private cabana area.The Transformers Autobots Alliance Exhibition is an interactive walk-through exhibition covering 2,200 square meters and featuring popular Transformers characters.Landing said on Friday it “considers that the Shinhwa Waterpark and the Transformers Autobots Alliance Exhibition will complement the existing leisure and entertainment offerings in the resort and the group will continue to focus on ramping up its business and operations in Jeju Shinhwa World.” Landing International rejects links to company found using IP to promote cryptocurrency Two Landing directors voted out, Chairman Yang sneaks back inlast_img read more

Tokyo Children dream up the future of cars

first_imgClose Children from all over the world gathered at Toyotas annual Dream Car Art Contest at Tokyos bay side on 26 August, to share ideas and drawings on the future of cars.Families were invited to watch their children receive prizes for some of their unique ideas, such as cars that allow people to share ideas without language barriers, cars that could plant seeds, or cars that could unite relatives living far away.The contest encouraged children to stretch their imagination. One of the more unusual entries depicted tiny cars that could wash peoples mouths. But many of the cars were designed to solve social issues that were present in the childrens home countries.Minhal Adnan Sami, nine, from the United Arab Emirates, received this years new Engineering Inspiration Award for her Ecofix Car, which she says would run on vegetable and fruit compost, and collect rainwater to water plants. The award goes to the entry that inspired Toyotas car production staff the most. Her prize-winning drawing was made in to a 3D model.Its more for poor people. They have to collect vegetable and fruit compost, the waste, and they will put it in the fuel tank, and then the car separates the seeds from the compost and dries them, and throws them on the ground, Sami said. And then, the water, the car preserves rain water so it can water the plants, and the new plants can grow.Canadian Hye In Park, 15, received the President Akio Toyoda Award, selected by Toyotas president, for her Dream Society car, designed to unite families living far away.My dream is that I can live with all my family members together, because I am an immigrant from Korea. I live in Canada now, and everyone else lives in like Korea, U.S.A. And I want to, I want to one day live with all of them together in one society, Park said.Toyota officials say they are hoping to fuel the progress of the future with the contest. In order for the global community to keep progressing, it is important that Toyota nurtures the imagination of children, who represent our future, 51-year-old Yoichi Miyazaki, managing officer for Toyota Japan said.last_img read more

APNORC Poll Americans Open To Trumps Planned North Korea Talks

first_imgAhn Young-joon/APA man at the Seoul, South Korea, train station last August watches a news program featuring President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Americans appear open to President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and at the same time are less concerned than in recent months by the threat posed by the pariah nation’s nuclear weapons.That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, taken after Trump agreed to what would be unprecedented meeting between a U.S. and a North Korean leader.North Korea has yet to publicly confirm plans for the summit, slated for May, but the poll results suggest its potential has eased fears of war that intensified last year as the North made rapid strides in its nuclear and missile capabilities.“If you sit down and talk over any matter, there can be a resolution to it without starting a war,” said Sarah Dobbs, a 64-year-old retiree from Norman, Oklahoma, who described herself as a Democrat and is among the 48 percent of Americans who favor Trump’s plan to talk with Kim.“No other president has ever done something this bold. That’s why I think: Why not let Trump have at it?” she said.The poll found that 29 percent oppose the plans for talks between the two nations, while 21 percent say they’re neither in favor nor opposed.The survey also found an uptick in approval of Trump’s handling of relations with North Korea as the focus has shifted from possible U.S. military action to diplomacy. That figure is now 42 percent, up from 34 percent last October amid a coarse back and forth between the two leaders.Last September, Trump dubbed Kim “Rocket Man” and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Kim responded with threats and insults of his own, calling Trump “deranged” and a “dotard.” North Korea’s foreign minister suggested that it might conduct an atmospheric nuclear test in the Pacific — a threat it hasn’t followed through on.Since then, the proportion of Americans who say they’re very or extremely concerned about the nuclear threat North Korea poses to the U.S. has dropped to 50 percent from 67 percent. It’s a decline that registered with both Republicans and Democrats. Americans also see the threat as having lessened for U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, as well as U.S. overseas territories such as Guam.Trump agreed to talk after Kim conveyed through South Korean intermediaries an offer to discuss “denuclearization” and halt nuclear and missile tests. South Korea’s leader is due to have his own summit with Kim in April.Americans are divided over the potential goals of U.S. discussions with North Korea. Forty-four percent say the North must completely give up its nukes, the long-standing goal of U.S. policy. Forty percent think the U.S. should consider a deal if the North agrees to make progress toward that goal.Only 13 percent think the country shouldn’t consider a deal with North Korea at all.“I would like to see a denuclearization of North Korea, but I don’t know how feasible that is,” said Aaron Saunders, a 26-year-old medical research associate from Three Rivers, Michigan, who was generally supportive of Trump’s handling of the issue — aside from his tweeting.Theresa Ferraro, 71, of Lowell, Massachusetts, said a summit might make the world safer, but she questioned the president’s temperament for negotiations.“He speaks out too much,” she said. “I’m outspoken myself, but you gotta know when to zip it and I don’t think he knows.”Despite the general openness toward negotiations with North Korea, Americans have mixed views about the direction of U.S. national security. One in three say that it will get better over the next year. Similar proportions say it will get worse and stay about the same.But there are clearer differences on partisan lines. Two-thirds of Republicans expect national security to improve, while a slightly smaller proportion of Democrats expect it to get worse in the year ahead.Americans have largely negative views about how the U.S. is viewed around the world. Some 53 percent think respect for American will decline in the next ahead, with just 26 percent expecting it to improve. And 48 percent think U.S. influence around the world will decline in the next year, compared with just 27 percent who believe it will get better.Pamela Williams, 69, of New York City, criticized Trump for boasting about U.S. military strength and having what she saw as flippant attitude to matters of war and peace.“I have not seen anything that he’s done since taking office that he’s taken seriously. Everything is a joke to him,” she said. Sharelast_img read more

YouTube Shooting Suspect Was Angry About Demonetization Father Warned Cops

first_imgUPDATED: New details have emerged about the woman identified as opening fire at YouTube’s headquarters Tuesday in San Bruno, Calif., injuring three people.The shooting suspect was identified by local police as Nasim Aghdam, a 39-year-old San Diego resident who died at the scene Tuesday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three people at the YouTube campus were injured, one critically, by the alleged shooter.Aghdam had expressed grievances toward YouTube in videos and online posts, complaining that the Google-owned video platform was discriminating against her, censoring her content and had “demonetized” her videos.San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said at a press conference Wednesday that Aghdam was “upset with the policies and practices of YouTube. This appears to be the motive for the incident.” Her father, Ismail Aghdam, said in an interview with CBS2 News in Los Angeles that he had contacted San Diego police on Monday to warn them about her grievances toward YouTube. According to the report, he said law-enforcement authorities — responding to a missing person report — contacted him Tuesday at 2 a.m., telling him they had found his daughter in her car in Mountain View, about 30 miles south of San Bruno. According to Ismail Aghdam, police said they would keep an eye on her.“She was angry,” he told the Mercury News. Ismail Aghdam had told police that he feared his daughter was going to YouTube’s headquarters because she “hated” the company.The Mountain View Police Department in a statement Wednesday afternoon said that officers spoke with Aghdam’s father and brother. According to the department, Ismail Aghdam told them YouTube “had recently done something to her videos that had caused her to become upset” and that he suspected that was why his daughter was in the area. However, the police department said, “at no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence or a possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with her videos.” MVPD added that “there was no indication from either Aghdam or her family that she may have been in possession of any weapons.”Aghdam posted videos on YouTube in English, Farsi and Turkish using various screen names, including “Nasime Sabz.” Her channel and other social-media accounts have been deleted since the shooting.On YouTube, Aghdam’s videos spanned a range of topics, including animal rights, vegan cooking, and music video parodies. But more recently, she took to railing against YouTube and its policies. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!,” she wrote in a post on her website, nasimesabz.com.In another post, she shared an image of her YouTube page showing that a video that had received 366,591 views generated just 10 cents of ad revenue. “My revenue for 300,000 is $0.10?????” she wrote.One of the evident sources of Aghdam’s rage was a new policy YouTube announced in January, setting stricter requirements for content creators to be eligible for ad-revenue sharing. The site implemented those in response to marketers’ concerns over the “brand safety” of ad-supported videos on the site. The San Bruno Police Department on Wednesday said Aghdam used a 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun in the attack and that she visited a nearby shooting range earlier Tuesday. Police do not have information on where she obtained the gun but said she was in legal possession of the weapon.On Tuesday evening, the department released a photo of Aghdam:Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that four YouTube employees were injured in the April 3 shooting at YouTube’s headquarters. In fact, according to authorities, three people were wounded in the attack; police have not confirmed that all three were YouTube employees. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety Under the new rules, YouTube Partner Program participants need to have at least 4,000 hours of video watch-time for their videos within the past 12 months and at least 1,000 subscribers. Creators previously part of the rev-share program who didn’t meet those requirements were dropped — “demonetized” in the jargon of the platform — effective Feb. 20. Previously, the minimum threshold to participate in the revenue-sharing program was 10,000 video views. But according to YouTube, the previous standard didn’t provide enough information to filter out “bad actors” like spammers and impersonators.In another post on her website about YouTube, Nasim Aghdam wrote: “They only care for personal short-term profits & do anything to reach their goals by fooling simple-minded people, hiding the truth, manipulating science & everything, putting public mental & physical health at risk, abusing non-human animals, polluting environment, destroying family values, promoting materialism and sexual degeneration in the name of freedom.”San Bruno police said that on Tuesday, April 3, at 12:46 p.m., it received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots at the YouTube campus at 901 Cherry Ave. in San Bruno. As of Tuesday evening, the scene was being processed for evidence by San Bruno police detectives and the San Mateo County Crime Lab.After police responded, they found Aghdam dead at the scene. The three individuals who were injured were transported to area hospitals; neither the police nor YouTube have confirmed that they are YouTube employees. One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, was in critical condition on Tuesday, while a 32-year-old woman was listed in serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman was in fair condition.On Tuesday, the San Bruno police said they were investigating a motive for the shooting and said, “At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.”In a tweet Tuesday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said: “There are no words to describe how horrible it was to have an active shooter @YouTube today. Our deepest gratitude to law enforcement & first responders for their rapid response. Our hearts go out to all those injured & impacted today. We will come together to heal as a family.”last_img read more

The Villains Are Still the Best Part of Gotham

first_imgIt’s hard to say where exactly Gotham is going with the rest of this season, but it better get there soon. At the beginning of this season, the Court of Owls was mysterious and powerful. Now, we’ve seen so much of them; they’re no longer mysterious. They apparently control everything in Gotham. Everyone ultimately works for them whether they know it or not. Now, they want to destroy Gotham and start it over, which they’ve done a couple of times before. That’s… not nearly as interesting as the show thinks it is. Gotham City has been threatened by so much weirder and more concrete dangers than some mysterious weapon. We just came off a gang of anarchic clowns led by a guy with a stapled-on face. Old rich people in masks don’t really cut it after that.The Court is interesting in the comics because Batman exists. They provide a new challenge for him, forcing the caped crusader to change up his tactics to deal with them. Jim Gordon isn’t Batman. He doesn’t have the resources or fighting skills of adult Bruce Wayne. And though he is A detective, he might not be the world’s greatest one. So instead of investigation and comic book action, we get an episode about Jim’s uncle trying to convince him to join the court. These scenes aren’t great, and there are way too many of them. We don’t even really learn anything new, other than the whole destroying Gotham thing. At this point, someone trying to level and remake the city is more of a default state than a shocking revelation.GOTHAM: Ben Mckenzie in GOTHAM (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)We do get to see the Talon with the katana again though, and that was a cool scene. The court can’t know Jim is investigating them, so he asks Barbara to find out what kind of weapon is coming into the docks. Before they can get any answers, katana dude cuts down all the henchmen while Barbara and Tabitha escape. He then decapitates the security guard they were interrogating. So ultimately, the scene accomplished nothing, but at least it was cool. It’s not every day you see someone get their head cut off on network TV at 8 p.m. As grimdark as Gotham can sometimes get, at least it generally has a sense of fun about it.So Gordon’s story was kind of a dud this week. He found out his uncle was the one who put a hit out on his dad, confronted him about it, and learned that it was because he was trying to take down the court and now he’s finishing his father’s work. The court decides that if Jim won’t join them, they’ll kill him, so his uncle kills himself. Now Gordon has to join and continue his father’s work of bringing down the Court. Maybe that will go somewhere interesting next week. For now, there was too much of Gordon going back and forth, only to ultimately end up joining the Court of Owls. The suicide at the end felt like a cheap way to make that happen, but whatever gets Gordon out of these endless uncle conversations is OK by me.GOTHAM: L-R: Guest star Raymond J. Barry and David Mazouz GOTHAM (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)Bruce’s story was a little better, but it’s obvious that they’re going to drag this League of Assassins stuff out as long as possible. It was a great touch that, upon waking up in a mountain cell somewhere, Bruce’s first instinct is to ask to speak to the person in charge. It’s such a rich kid move; it’s perfect. He meets a monk played by Raymond J. Barry, who I hope isn’t actually Ra’s Al Guhl. Barry’s great, no offense to him, but he doesn’t feel like a future villain. John Barrowman on Arrow is a more threatening Ra’s than this guy. He forces Bruce to relive his parents’ murder over and over again while telling him he needs to become a symbol of fear to the criminals in Gotham. That’s as far as we get, but we all know where this is going. This is the point that will eventually convince Bruce to dress up like a bat and fight crime. The only question is, is he here until that happens, or will he somehow make it back to Gotham first? Also, what about Alfred and the clone. We didn’t see any of that situation this episode. Alfred knows, right? He has to know.Maggie Geha and Robin Lord Taylor in GOTHAM. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)The Penguin’s story is what saved this episode from mediocrity. He and Poison Ivy make a surprisingly great team, even better than he and Nygma did. Of course, it takes them a while to get there. Oswald is slow to trust this strange plant-obsessed woman who nursed him back to health. He is strangely trusting of the henchmen he calls to help him out. Of course, that all goes wrong and Penguin ends up tied to a chair with his life being auctioned off. He finally starts listening to Ivy when she uses her pheromone perfume to get one of the henchmen to kill the others.It was fun to see Ivy fully embrace her villain role. In her previous episodes, she didn’t do all that much. She robbed some rich guy, got in trouble and had to ask Bruce and Selina to help her out. That was it. Here, we got to see more of her plant abilities in action, and she started acting like the villain we know and love. She and Penguin bounce off each other in a fun way, and their story ended on an exciting note. The Penguin and Ivy are going to form a gang of former Indian Hill residents. The villains are coming back to take over Gotham.last_img read more

How to Position Your SaaS Business For a Platform Sell

first_img 7 min read I’ve always said that the companies that scale to become large, sustainable and independent franchises are the ones that offer a platform to the market. The constant evolution aspiration for a startup is to go from feature to product to platform — to create a company where other companies are born and scaled on your technology offerings. A larger vision and the ability to execute on it is truly what separate the good from the great.Things have changed a lot for Dyn over the 15 years since its inception — and many of the biggest shifts have come since I joined the company almost eight years ago. Since 2008 we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way SaaS tools and services are sold, and how growing SaaS companies are positioning themselves in the market. Like many SaaS companies, Dyn started as a small niche player in an important corner of the Internet — Managed DNS — and slowly carved out a space honing our product and beating competitors on service, pricing, relationships, and added-value until we grew to be the market leader. Along the way we selectively added complementary products — traffic management, Internet intelligence and email delivery — and continued to grow, ensuring our products worked so well in tandem and delivered such value that the only clear path forward was to deliver a platform sale to our customers.Related: 11 Ways to Make Money While You SleepWe’re in the midst of a go-to-market and product transformation to reflect this evolution of our business and this move upstream we’re making with the platform is the natural one for businesses that want to drive growth and continue innovating as an independent entity. For Dyn, it’s no longer about selling feeds and speeds, but all about selling business value to enterprises.We’re certainly not alone in our platform-first approach. A recent Accenture Trend Report noted that 81 percent of executives say platform-based business models will be core to their growth strategy within three years. Creating integrated approaches to solving business challenges is not only good for customers, it’s a differentiator for your business that can position you far ahead of the competition. Here are some keys to enabling — and nailing — the move to the platform.Enable a Vision and the Rest will FollowShifting your business to a platform approach requires patience and isn’t for everyone. But if your company has several complementary products that combine to create huge value for your customers and prospects, integrating the products and developing additional tools that continue to differentiate your business could propel your growth story. In 2015 we started a cross-company pivot away from product selling and towards a platform sell – delivering the value of all of our core DNS, data, analytics and traffic steering products into addressing the Internet Performance Management space, where we see huge potential for the company through the next 5 years and beyond. But before we saw a platform approach, we had to see the vision for how our existing products could deliver on a larger promise for our customers.Related: 5 Habits of the Wealthy That Helped Them Get RichHaving the vision for a platform sale is also necessary for any business to continue to be an independent player, especially in an ecosystem where companies with unique tools or services are targets for companies that already have a platform play. Building out a platform and successfully rolling it out to customers — and ensuring they embrace it — is a big challenge, but with big challenges come big opportunities.Build What Customers Want – and ValidateIt may seem obvious to build products well-tailored to customers’ wants and needs but too many SaaS product development teams fall into the trap of iterating based on their own visions for the product rather that keeping to the goal of solving very specific customer problems and solving them well. At Dyn, we’ve kept our focus on this and it has helped us grow over the long-run, with 29 consecutive quarters of growth and counting.Keeping a keen eye on the customer has meant each of our products and each of our acquisitions has been based on fulfilling a need. As customer needs have been filled we’ve constantly challenged ourselves and this has led to a natural progression in thinking from feature to product to suite to platform. The platform has always been the goal, but it has become the emphasis based on clear customer need. This “market-in” rather than “product out” mindset is imperative to understanding what customers truly want and enabling your business to deliver through the out years. It was critical for us to match our own maturation with the macro trends happening across the Internet infrastructure landscape and affecting CIO and CTOs of companies big and small. Timing is everything.Empower Leadership for a Full Throttle ChangeBuilding the vision and strategy and green-lighting the move to a platform approach was one of the most significant decisions our leadership has made over the history of the business. Not only did it signal a serious shift in our marketing and sales approach, it required a mammoth undertaking by our product and engineering teams to build the software that would enable our massive business shift. Many times products are utilized by customers with siloed interaction points. This user experience needs to be elegant with clean workflows and interfaces or via robust APIs.Related: Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People (Infographic)While it was a true team effort to develop the strategy and action plan for the platform play, it was crucial for the plan to be communicated to leaders across our near 500-person business, to our regional offices in the UK, Australia and Singapore, and understood and internalized by all of our staff. Enabling this change was a huge decision and we’ve had to turn the company and ensure the message is resonating and being communicated across all departments and through all disciplines. We also based one of our biggest hires to date, our global head of sales, on his ability to grow our sales apparatus to meet this platform approach. If you want to have a big vision for your company’s future, you truly have to go all in.Reorg and ResizeYou can’t make a platform play without shaking up your organization significantly. We have shifted focus in many areas of our business and have had to reorganize teams and assets to meet the challenges we’ve placed on ourselves. This is never an easy proposition for a business, but if leadership articulates the vision, charts the course and firmly plants the flag, showing how your business can meet the opportunity before it, your business will be set to optimize for the exciting opportunities ahead.At Dyn, our platform play has meant that we’re now prepared to hunt down opportunities in business categories that are emerging as the big prospects of the future: automation, predictive analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), full cloud adoption, mobile and ever more globalization and global growth. Our internal reorganization has meant shifting focus for many of our best thinkers and the creation of new strategic groups that are helping the whole organization to shift to meet opportunity. We’ve developed a specific research group, integration group, partnerships and alliances group and a solution architecture team to set us on a footing for success.Change is never easy, especially in already successful organizations, but if you want to be sustainable and impactful you need to see the future and set a foundation to get you there. Employees, long-time customers and other stakeholders might question a shift in focus after so many successful years of business. But moving to a platform play requires opportunism, guts, and vision with a commitment to taking on the challenges of tomorrow. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 13, 2017 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Moderate earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Top holiday drink recipes Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A moderate earthquake has struck in waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.2 quake struck Saturday morning about 281 kilometers (175 miles) west of the Solomon Islands’ capital, Honiara, at a depth of just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories The Solomon Islands is a country of nearly 1,000 islands that lie on the “Ring of Fire” _ an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones that stretches around the Pacific Rim.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Canadas Quebec tops online destination searches

first_imgTravel comparison site Skyscanner named Quebec City in Canada the most popular emerging destination for UK travellers. Data released from the site showed Quebec searches increased by 137 percent last year, with the majority of travellers seeking the city’s adventure thrills such skiing, hiking and biking, BusinessWire reported. Beirut in Lebanon was the second most searched destination, with a 137 percent rise. According to the sites data, the Middle Eastern city’s new “must see” image with its Parisian architecture and its location over the Mediterranean peaked traveller’s interest. Other cities including; Macau in China followed Beirut with a 107 percent increase in search hits, Seoul in South Korea received a 104 percent search rise while Doha in Qatar received a 67 percent increase in search hits. Quebec city receives highest search hits on Skyscanner Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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