Michaels and Nividia rise while DSW and Fox slide

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:DSW Inc., down $3.27 to $22.09The footwear retailer surprised investors with a fourth-quarter loss.Michaels Cos., up $1 to $12.79The arts and crafts retailer reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue.Syneos Health Inc., up $3.98 to $51.40The clinical research company beat Wall Street’s profit expectations for the fourth quarter and gave investors a solid forecast.HFF Inc., up $2.50 to $49.01Real estate services company Jones LaSalle is buying the capital markets services company for $2 billion in cash and stock.Fox Corp., down $1.31 to $39.55The Fox News parent began trading as a stand-alone company after splitting from Twenty-First Century Fox, which is being bought by Disney.Covenant Transportation Group Inc., down $1.79 to $19.61The company warned investors that it could post weak first-quarter earnings because of softer demand.Nvidia Corp., up $6.76 to $175.71The chipmaker held its annual investors’ meeting Tuesday.Ford Motor Co., up 13 cents to $8.70The carmaker is shifting 550 jobs to its Kentucky truck plant to boost production amid growing demand for large SUVs.The Associated Press read more

Library opens free pantry

The county library does a lot more for the community than just provide books.The Simcoe branch of the Norfolk County Public Library recently opened a free pantry, and is offering patrons support of the Canadian Mental Health Association one day a week.These are both brought in by an activist group called RISE (Raising awareness, Improving conditions, Striving for social equity, and Evaluating actions and knowledge). People can drop into the monthly RISE meetings to chat about the issues they face living in Norfolk County.Some of the issues discussed by the group are lack of accessible and affordable housing, lack of access to nutritious food, and the general stigma attached to using programs like Ontario Works.The Little Free Pantry has been open for almost two weeks and has already been heavily accessed by people in the community.Anyone that would like to donate to the pantry is reminded they are not accepting food donations. They are looking for things that may not be covered by a food bank such as sanitary products, shampoo, tissues, and paper towels. All donations can be brought to the front desk.Accessing the pantry can be totally anonymous, and it is placed in a selected area to provide privacy.“They do not have to identify themselves, they just go over to the corner that it’s in, which is by the end of the fiction section, or they can ask staff for directions as to how to find it,” said Beverly Slater, manager of programming and communications at the Norfolk County Public Library.The unveiling of the pantry comes just after the library system offered income tax preparation for low-income residents and families. Seven hundred returns were filed through the program.Slater said that assisting those in need is “a very important part of our job as the library and as one of our community hubs.”“We have a need in our community to give access and to help,” she added.The library is also holding open office hours with Brandy Weaver, a case manager and transition support worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk. The hours are currently being held on Tuesdays at the Simcoe branch.Weaver will be open to discussing community support, counseling, family support, housing, mental health, and vocational support with anyone in the community seeking support.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

Trailer Type Approval just four months away

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) From 29 October this year, every trailer that is built in a single stage will need to comply with complex new Type Approval rules warns industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).This milestone is the latest in the programme of Europe-wide changes to Type Approval Regulations. From the end of October, every trailer manufactured will need European Community Whole Vehicle or National Small Series Type Approval.  Without one of these approvals, trailers will not be permitted to use the road. Alternatively, the trailer can be subjected to an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.To help trailer manufactures, bodybuilders, converters and vehicle manufactures to achieve the required Type Approval quickly and easily, SMMT has developed its SENTA Guide. This online tool provides guidance to companies seeking Type Approval and uses a simple step-by-step system to produce Type Approval documentation. The service is free to SMMT members and charges a one-off fee to non-members.For more information on Type Approval and SMMT’s SENTA tool go to senta.smmt.co.uk. read more

Manchester bomber seen buying rucksack in Arndale shopping centre on Friday

first_imgThree days before he detonated a bomb that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert venue, police believe Abedi withdrew £250 from an ATM before he went shopping in the centre around 8pm, the broadcaster said. Two poor-quality images from closed circuit television show a young man, who Sky said the police believed to be Abedi, dressed in black with a black rucksack with a vivid blue lining. Price tags on the rucksack indicate it had just been purchased, they said.Photographs from the investigation published by the New York Times earlier on Wednesday show remnants of blue material it said came from a Karrimor-branded backpack carried by Abedi. Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Abedi visits Arndale shopping centre on May 19 Credit:Sky News Remnants of what is believed to be the terrorist's backpack The Manchester Arena bomber Credit:Facebook Remnants of what is believed to be the terrorist’s backpack Abedi visits Arndale shopping centre on May 19  The images, which also show a trigger switch with a tiny circuit board soldered into the end, were leaked to the paper after being shared with US intelligence, prompting a furious response among ministers. Manchester bomber Salman Abediwas photographed by security cameras in the city’s Arndale shopping centre on Friday evening, carrying a rucksack that appeared to be recently purchased, Sky News reported.last_img read more

Britains biggest ever blue shark caught by Cornish fishermenand they put it

first_imgSome very lucky fishermen managed to reel in a prize catch – Britain’s biggest ever blue shark.You may not want to get nose-to-nose with this magnificent creature, who has been released back into the ocean, but the four fishermen were all smiles as they held up the giant animal.The shark weighed 256lbs, which beat the previous record of 214lbs – a record which had held firm for 58 years.The 9ft animal was caught during a fishing trip off Penzance, Cornwall, by amateur angler John Dine.The group, from Essex, managed to get it onboard by working together.They then quickly calculated its weight, held it aloft for a photo and then returned the creature back to the sea.The men will claim the ‘catch and release’ record from the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain in the next month.For those interested in how to land a huge shark, Mr Dine used mackerel bait on a size 10/0 hook and a 400lb, 49-strand Fin-Nor rod and reel to bring it in. Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Plastic back from possible cheaper iPhone 5S leaked on video

first_imgAfter years of rumors that Apple would be making a lower cost iPhone, it may finally be time to back off on the skepticism. We’ve seen leak after leak of colorful plastic shells purporting to be from the new low-cost handset, and now it has shown up in video form. Not only that, but it’s a clear, well-made video.What we see in the video is only the back of the phone with no internals, and it’s clearly unfinished. There are no cutouts for the buttons or the SIM tray. However, the thin metal frame on the inside shows the spots where those holes will be. On the back the camera and LED flash are in the same sport with a secondary microphone right where it is on other Apple products.The overall design is rather like a mix of the iPhone 5 and older 3G/3GS designs. The edges are rounded, but it’s definitely still rectangular instead of curving as dramatically as the 3GS. It’s roughly the same size as the iPhone 5, indicating a 4-inch screen on the cheaper iPhone variant as well. A second video shows off the green back, and also includes the matching green buttons that will eventually go in the cutouts.The leaked casing seems like a premium component, but it’s clear it’s built more economically. There are no metal inlays around the port openings, and the chamfers from the iPhone 5 are obviously gone (it’s plastic). The process of milling the aluminum parts for the iPhone 5 is expensive, but how expensive won’t be clear until we see how much this version costs. This is looking more plausible than ever, though.last_img read more

Bus Éireann strike National Transport Authority to stepin on planned route closures

first_imgIn relation to the small number of route changes announced by the Company, the Minister is aware that the National Transport Authority is conducting a transport needs assessment in relation to affected areas and will ensure continued public transport connectivity.Ross’s colleague John Halligan, a junior minister and TD for Waterford, said in a statement he strongly rejected claims by the NBRU that he had been absent from the Bus Éireann dispute.“I have met SIPTU representatives in Waterford to discuss their concerns and I have also spoken at length to Dermot O’Leary on the issue. And I continue to make myself available to union reps,” Halligan said, in an emailed comment.I completely reject the suggestion that I am ‘hiding in the shadows’ and I hope a resolution will be found to the issue soon.Bus Éireann said as part of its statement yesterday that “further dialogue” aimed at resolving the funding impasse “would be welcome”.With reporting from Sean MurrayRead ‘He was the definition of a gentleman’: Rural community in shock at killing of pensioner (90) >Read ‘If you’re over the alcohol limit, you’re over the limit’: Ross wants more support for drink-driving law > 27,600 Views Short URL Updated at 2:50pmTHE NATIONAL TRANSPORT Authority has announced plans to plug the gap in the services that Bus Éireann plans to scrap on its Expressway routes.It said that, with the exception of the Westport to Athlone route, alternative public transport services in the form of private operators from the affected locations are “adequate to meet demand”.Under Bus Éireann’s latest cost-cutting plans, the Clonmel-Dublin via Kilkenny would be scrapped, as would their services on the Derry – Dublin route. Services would also be reduced on the Galway – Dublin via Athlone, and the Limerick – Dublin via Nenagh and Portlaoise routes.On the Westport – Athlone route, the NTA said that the “public service obligation of the route” meant that additional provisions would be put in place.The NTA’s chief executive Anne Graham said: “When the prospect of reductions to Expressway services was raised recently, the NTA said that we would step in… Today , we are doing precisely that.”In a statement, Siptu accused the NTA of facilitating the privatisation of bus services in Ireland.Its sector organiser Willie Noone said: “On four of the five routes on which the management of Bus Éireann has selected to cut or severely curtail services the NTA states that it has already issued enough licences to cover their continuation by private operators.This reveals a long-term plan to undermine public services for the benefit of private operators.Independent TD for Roscommon – Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice, however, welcomed the NTA’s announcement, saying that the routes are a “lifeline for people in rural areas.”The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) also issued a statement on the matter, with general secretary Dermot O’Leary saying that that they will not engage in discussions on route closures.Earlier today, NBRU boss O’Leary singled out Transport Minister Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance for criticism, as workers at Bus Éireann prepare for all-out strike action next Monday.“Standing idly-by”O’Leary has accused Ross and his fellow TDs of “standing idly-by and allowing the decimation of a number of socially and economically vital bus services into rural Ireland”.The NBRU and Siptu have announced they’ll start an all-out strike at the bus company from Monday.It’s after management announced they would press ahead with cost-cutting measures from that day.In a statement released yesterday afternoon, the company said the decision came as talks with unions at the Workplace Relations Committee had failed to find a breakthrough.“These measures are vital to ensure that the company remains solvent, and can continue to trade as a going concern,” it said.In response to that statement, the NBRU and Siptu both said they would be left with no option but to commence strike action if the company pressed ahead.“It is frankly appalling that those elected to both protect and enhance vital public services should be left hide in the shadows, in the hope that the dispute between Bus Éireann and its staff will provide cover for their political cowardice,” O’Leary said in his statement criticising the Independent Alliance, issued last night.“The NBRU has been out campaigning over the last three months alerting people to the fact that their vital bus service were under threat, we met with many politicians from all parties and none, and however those habitual Leinster House plinth dwellers were nowhere to be seen.”The NBRU “will not be a party to any discussions on route closures,” he said.Siptu said a letter to staff from management issued yesterday included “a threat to cut the three services connecting Dublin to Clonmel, Athlone and Westport.It also states that the services between Dublin and Limerick and Dublin and Galway will be greatly reduced.“Our members are amazed at the attitude displayed by this letter which completely discounts the views of the majority of elected representatives, the public and its workforce,” Siptu’s Willie Noone said.The financial situation at the embattled company is such that it claims it is looking at an estimated operating loss of €9.4 million for last year. It says that losses for last month are already in excess of €1.5 million.Minister Ross said yesterday he noted the statement issued by Bus Éireann “and the responses by the Trades Unions indicating their intention to strike”.The Minister welcomes the Board’s willingness to undertake further discussions and again encourages the employer and employees to engage urgently in a constructive manner. This is necessary to resolve this difficult industrial relations situation, which threatens to greatly inconvenience the travelling public, especially those in rural Ireland. Image: Leah Farrell 93 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3262723 Share158 Tweet Email2 center_img Image: Leah Farrell Feb 28th 2017, 2:50 PM By Daragh Brophy Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 2:50 PM Bus Éireann strike: National Transport Authority to ‘step-in’ on planned route closures Bus Éireann is pressing ahead with cost-cutting measures. Unions have said they’ll strike in response. 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Greek cooking at Coburg Library

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Angela Nicolettou from Angela’s kitchen will demonstrate how to make some popular Greek dishes at the Coburg Library as part of the Moreland Council’s Read More program. The council offers a range of free events, including speakers and workshops to promote learning and reading in Moreland. Attendees can browse and borrow the most recent Greek books and DVDs full of mouth-watering Greek delicacies, while Angela gets to the heart of authentic Greek food ingredients, techniques, history and flavours. Angela’s cooking classes are based on authentic Greek cuisine, with modern Greek food fusions ensured to spark your appetite and inspire your cooking. Those interested in participating can register online or phone 9353 4000. For more information go to www.moreland.vic.gov.au/moreland-libraries.html When: Wednesday 4 March at 7.00 pm Where: 26 Victoria St, Coburglast_img read more

Chine le combat contre la sécheresse continue découvrez les images

first_imgChine : le combat contre la sécheresse continue, découvrez les imagesChine – Les quelques pluies tombées la semaine dernière en Chine ne semblent pas avoir atténué la pire sécheresse du siècle qui sévit depuis septembre dans le sud-ouest du pays, et plus particulièrement dans la province du Yunnan. Les autorités continuent à prendre des mesures pour limiter l’ampleur des dégâts.Selon le gouvernement, parmi les 60 millions de personnes touchées par la sécheresse, 24 millions seraient à court d’eau potable en Chine dont 80% dans la seule province du Yunnan, ce qui représente 20 millions de Chinois. Les terres arables souffrent également du manque d’eau : 23 millions d’hectares asséchés qui ne fourniront pas cette année les récoltes attendues. 2,25 milliards d’hectares de pertes agricoles ont déjà été enregistrés. Riz, sucre, thé et fleurs fraîches… La pénurie fait monter les prix. Les gouvernements des régions sinistrées ont dépensé depuis fin février 20 millions de yuans (2,9 millions de dollars ou 2,14 millions d’euros) dans 1.863 opérations de pluies artificielles.Selon la presse officielle, dans le Yunnan, des centaines de réservoirs d’eau sont presque tous asséchés. Peu de localités ont encore accès à l’eau du robinet, le reste de la population doit s’abreuver avec les moyens du bord et beaucoup de personnes tombent malades suite à la consommation d’eau non potable. D’après Liu Ning, le vice-ministre des Ressources hydrauliques, 6,3 milliards de yuans (684 millions d’euros) auraient été débloqués par les autorités chinoises. Cette somme permettra de satisfaire les besoins de la population en eau potable et de réaliser des travaux d’aménagement. Liu Ning parle également d’un soutien financier général de 800 millions de yuans accordé aux régions les plus touchées.  Les autorités ont pour le moment fait détourner des cours d’eau et creuser des milliers de puits afin d’acheminer l’eau dans les endroits les plus touchés par la sécheresse. Celle-ci sévit également dans les pays voisins et pourrait durer jusqu’en juin, voire plus selon la météo. Découvrir des images :  https://www.maxisciences.com/s%e9cheresse/secheresse-en-chine-quand-l-039-eau-devient-une-denree-rare-en-images_art6693.htmlLe 2 avril 2010 à 12:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Alkopharm et Genopharm suspendus par feulAfssaps

first_imgAlkopharm et Genopharm suspendus par feu-l’AfssapsLes laboratoires pharmaceutiques Alkopharm et Genopharm sont suspendus d’activité par l’Afssaps, devenue depuis quelques jours l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (Ansm), à cause de leur implication dans l’affaire de la commercialisation d’anticancéreux périmés. Dans le cadre de l’affaire du traitement anticancéreux Thiotepa® périmé, l’Afssaps a décidé de suspendre l’autorisation d’exercer de Alkopharm et Genopharm. Ces deux laboratoires connexes sont suspectés d’avoir commercialisé un anticancéreux périmé.En novembre dernier,  le groupe allemand Riemser, avait porté plainte au tribunal de Paris contre le groupe suisse Alkopharm et sa filiale française Genopharm pour “faux et usage de faux, tromperie et falsification”. Ce laboratoire est accusé d’avoir commercialisé depuis deux ans des lots d’anticancéreux dont la date d’utilisation serait arrivée à expiration. À lire aussiDes produits pour combler les rides retirés du marché L’Afssaps a donc procédé à un rappel des lots en question et fait des tests, révélant que le traitement était sous dosé en principe actif. Les conséquences de ces tests sont toutefois difficiles à évoluer. Mais l’Afssaps a décidé d’informer par courrier les laboratoires Alkopharm et Genopharm, que leur autorisation d’exercer était suspendue sur le territoire français jusqu’à nouvel ordre.Pour leur part, les deux laboratoires pharmaceutiques ont pris acte de cette décision et déplorent les conséquences qu’elle va avoir sur leur activité. En 2011, Genopharm et Alkopharm auraient comptabilisé un chiffre d’affaires cumulé s’élevant à 54 millions d’euros environ, selon Information Hospitalière.Le 23 décembre 2011 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

ODOT plans open house on highway tolls

first_imgVancouver – The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to hold a fifth public open house in Vancouver to discuss the use of strategic tolls on Interstates 5 and 205 in the Portland metro-area.ODOT claims congestion pricing, a tolling subset, will help improve travel times and trip reliability on the region’s interstates. For example, congestion pricing systems charge higher prices for driving on a road when demand is greater, in the morning and evening rush hours, for example.The toll open house will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday April 30 at Marshall/Luepke Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver.Additionally, other open houses will be held in the metro area next week, prior to the Vancouver event.10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 14, at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th, Portland.5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday April 18, Tigard Public Works Auditorium, 8777 S.W. Burnham St., Tigard.9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday April 21, Embassy Suites Airport, Pine Room, 7900 N.E. 82nd, Portland.Also, an online open house is now available through April 30 at www.openhouse.oregondot.org/congestion.last_img read more

Calderon Perez wants Mourinho back at Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claims that Jose Mourinho is the manager his successor Florentino Perez wants to replace Julen LopeteguiPerez fired Lopetegui on Monday following a poor start to the season, which leaves Real ninth in La Liga following Sunday’s 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona.Real Madrid Castilla coach Santiago Hernan Solari will take charge of the senior team on an interim basis.Antonio Conte, whose previously managed Chelsea and Juventus, is the favourite to become the new permanent Real manager.However, with just two weeks to decide on a replacement, Calderon claims that a successor for Lopetegui has already been decided in Mourinho.The Spaniard, who was Real president between 2006 to 2009, added that Perez and Mourinho have been in contact over a possible return over the last few years.In an interview with TalkSport, Calderon admits Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino would be a good fit but added that Mourinho is the clear number one target.“For sure, he’s proving that at Tottenham, but he has a contract in force at Tottenham and I think he’s willing to stay there,” said Calderon.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“He is one of those coaches any big team would like to have on their side.“[But] I’m sure the president is thinking of Mourinho, he is always the coach he would like to have at Real, but he’s with Man United now.“Mourinho is the only coach Perez has respected up to now. He gave him all the power for the first time in his life, which was very unusual.“It’s true that he’s been in touch with Jose in the last few years trying to bring him here again, but being with Man United I think now it’s not possible.“If he leaves Manchester United I’m sure he’ll be here again.”Mourinho coached Real between 2010 to 2013 and won 128 of his 178 games in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Manchester United boss also won La Liga in the 2011/12 campaign along with a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de España.last_img read more

Cleanup of Pacific Beach hoarder house ordered by court

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Cleanup of Pacific Beach hoarder house ordered by court KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 17, 2018 March 17, 2018center_img FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: City Attorney Mara Elliott, cleanup, hoarder, hoarding, mount soledad, pacific beach The City Attorney’s Office has obtained a court order to begin the clean-up and rehabilitation of a house in the Pacific Beach/Mount Soledad area that “has plagued neighbors with foul odors, trash, and rodents.”In a press release, officials said problems with the property began after the homeowner died in 2012, and one of her sons and various acquaintances moved into her four-bedroom home. An accumulation of junk and debris overflowed from the house and into the driveway and yards, and piles of furniture and trash inside the house created safety hazards.According to the press release, the bathroom sinks drained into buckets, and water leaks created mold throughout the structure. Neighbors also trapped several rats. County Child Protective Services was notified on several occasions that infants or young children were living in unsafe conditions.The City initially sought voluntary compliance from the property owner, but the conditions continued despite more than a dozen warning letters.“This kind of conduct threatens the health and safety of our communities and destroys our quality of life,” City Attorney Mara Elliott said in a statement. “By intervening, we bring relief and peace of mind to affected neighbors, and help for hoarders who often have underlying issues that need to be addressed.” last_img read more

Officials Partnerships vision key for new Camas fire chief

first_imgFor incoming Camas Fire Chief Nick Swinhart, putting out fires his department will face in the future will require more than hoses, hydrants and adequate water pressure. It will require vision, adaptability and partnerships built on trust, government and fire officials said.With this is mind, one of Swinhart’s first meetings this week included his Washougal counterpart, Ron Schumacher, with whom he must work closely as their two departments undergo a trial merger the next six months. The consolidation potentially could reduce a massive EMS shortfall that affects ambulance service in Camas, Washougal and nearby unincorporated areas.Swinhart formerly served as fire chief in Watertown, S.D., before returning to his home state to take over the Camas Fire Department. He started as a firefighter in 1990 and is a licensed paramedic.Swinhart replaced acting Camas Fire Chief Monte Brachmann on Tuesday. Camas had been without a full-time fire chief since city officials fired longtime chief Leo Leon in January.Camas City Administrator Lloyd Halverson described Swinhart as “high energy” and a “real achiever.” Swinhart, a married father of one daughter, is an avid mountain climber who has been on expeditions to Africa, Europe, South America and Antarctica.last_img read more

Samsung said to be working on two more foldable phones

first_img Tags Samsung’s foldable phone line may be expanding soon. CNET Samsung’s family of foldable smartphones may be tripling soon.The South Korean electronics giant is developing a pair of new foldable handsets following its unveiling of its Galaxy Fold, people familiar with the company’s plans told Bloomberg. One of the devices would fold away from the user like the Huawei Mate X instead of inward, as the Galaxy Fold does.A phone that folds vertically is expected to be unveiled later this year or early next year, Bloomberg reported. An in-display fingerprint sensor may also be incorporated into the foldable lineup.When Samsung introduced its Galaxy Fold at Unpacked on February, it stole most of the spotlight from the other four phones the company announced there as well, including a 5G phone. Though many are intrigued by the Galaxy Fold, its consumer appeal may be limited its uncommon design, limited availability and price.At $1,980, the Fold costs twice the starting price of the Galaxy Note 9 or iPhone XS. The Mate X, which was also unveiled last month, tantalized audience members until its $2,600 price tag was announced, and then oohs and ahhs turned to gasps.Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 0 Post a comment Share your voice Foldable Phones Tablets Phones Samsunglast_img read more

Yahoo Search becomes unusable because of ads

first_imgYahoo Search becomes unusable because of ads by Martin Brinkmann on January 02, 2018 in Companies, Internet – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 32 commentsIf you visit Yahoo Search right now from a location in the United States, the chance is high that you get more ads on the search results page than organic results.A search for laptops, for instance, returns five ads at the top that fill most “above the fold” space, and another batch of ads below some organic results in the middle. The sidebar is filled with ads as well and nothing else so that all above the fold content with the exception of the Yahoo Search interface is made up of advertisements.The following screenshot highlights the above the fold layout.Searches for “TVs,” “flowers,” “patio” or “football jersey” use the same ad-heavy layout. Yahoo Search does not use it for all queries right now though; a search for Apple returns Apple’s website in the top location, and the same is true for other company searches.It appears however that if you search for something that you can buy online or offline, the chance is high that the new ad-heavy layout is used.Both Google Search and Bing return fewer ads, but they do use the same layout. Ads are displayed on top of organic results and in the sidebar.My favorite search engine Startpage displays ads on top of organic results as well, but it adds a different background color to the whole unit so that it is super easy to distinguish between ads and organic content.Yahoo Search’s new layout has additional issues besides that it displays too many ads. The advertisement is not distinguished enough from organic (not paid) results. The only indicator of ad blocks is the “ads related to” line at the top of the block, and the horizontal line at its end.Ad units use the same layout as organic results, and they are not highlighted as ads in any way. Bing and Google Search add “ad” next to the URL so that users can distinguish between ads and organic content.This method is not super obvious either, however, and the layout of ad units is designed to drive more clicks to these units.Yahoo removed the indicator as well so that it is impossible to tell if an item is an ad or not. Don’t believe me? Let’s play a quick game of ad or no ad.Here are a couple of elements that ad units use that organic results don’t on Yahoo Search:Bold text.Yellow star ratings.Links directly underneath the unit that use little whitespace.Yahoo Search has a share of about 5% of the global search market according to NetMarketShare’s statistics. Only Bing with roughly 7.92%, Baidu with 10.44% and Google with its dominating 74.54% have more market share.The new Yahoo Search layout is limited to some regions. It is active in the United States, but not in Germany.Now You: Which search engine do you use right now, and why?SummaryArticle NameYahoo Search becomes unusable because of adsDescriptionIf you visit Yahoo Search right now from a location in the United States, the chance is high that you get more ads on the search results page than organic results.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Waves up to 10 feet expected on Costa Ricas Pacific shores

first_imgTropical storms in the Pacific Ocean will bring high, strong waves along the Pacific beaches of Costa Rica this weekend and possibly next week.Experts from the University of Costa Rica’s Ocean Sciences and Limnology Research Center (CIMAR) reported that the dangerous conditions will begin Friday and last through Sunday.“These are typical waves coming from Antarctica that usually break very strong along Pacific shores. We can expect waves up to three meters (10 feet) this weekend,” said CIMAR oceanographer Omar Lizano.The tallest waves are expected in open beaches like Jacó, Hermosa, Dominical and Pavones, in the province of Puntarenas, and in Sámara, Coco, Hermosa and Carrillo, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste.“These waves have an extraordinary fast-breaking period of three seconds, they break strong on the beach and generate rip currents,” said Lizano, who warned swimmers to be careful during the packed mid-year vacations. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Key issues and what lies ahead for Obamas trade agenda

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall ___WHY IS TPA IMPORTANT?All parties agree that negotiating nations are unwilling to make their best offers to the United States if they feel Congress is well-positioned to kill the deals. That doesn’t mean congressional approval is automatic.__WHAT COMES NEXT?Obama will urge completion of negotiations for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. He would ask Congress to ratify it, following a period of public scrutiny certain to stir debate among unions, environmental groups, businesses, farmers and others.___WHAT COUNTRIES ARE IN THE TPP?The United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.___WILL OTHER TRADE AGREEMENTS FOLLOW?Quite likely. For example, the United States has been negotiating with several European countries, pursuing the Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership, or TTIP.___WHAT ELSE REMAINS ON CONGRESS’ TRADE AGENDA?Three more trade-related bills await Senate action. The most important would extend trade adjustment assistance, or TAA. Usually a union and liberal priority, it provides aid and retraining to workers displaced by international trade. The House also would have to pass TAA if it’s to become law. Sponsored Stories Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — TPA, TAA, TPP — It’s an alphabetical mix on trade that requires an explanation. The bottom line is President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, a top priority of his last two years in office, is back on track.___WHAT IS TPA?Trade Promotion Authority, also known as “fast track,” appears on its way to final Senate passage and President Barack Obama’s signature. Enjoyed by previous presidents, it lets the administration negotiate trade agreements that Congress can reject or ratify, but not change or filibuster. 0 Comments   Share   Four benefits of having a wireless security system ___WHAT ARE THE CHIEF ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST FREE-TRADE AGREEMENTS?Unions and many liberal groups say free-trade pacts ship U.S. jobs abroad and reward countries with poor environmental and workplace standards. Obama and others say U.S. products must reach more markets in the global economy.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more

QF VA add flights for footy fanatics

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Image Source: Michele Mossop Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia will provide AFL fans additional frequencies between Adelaide and Melbourne to assist in travel to the AFL Preliminary Final this weekend. The match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Adelaide Crows will take place on Saturday 22 September at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).Qantas will operate an additional flight from Adelaide to Melbourne on Saturday 22 September and another on Sunday 23 September departing Melbourne for Adelaide.On its other services between Adelaide and Melbourne this weekend, QF will employ larger aircraft.The additional frequencies and increased capacity will add an extra 168 seats on services each way.Virgin Australia (VA) will operate an additional three flights over the weekend; Adelaide to Melbourne and Sydney to Melbourne on Saturday, and Melbourne to Adelaide on Sunday.“This is shaping up to be a wonderful finals series and we are excited to provide additional seats to cater for fans wanting to travel to Melbourne to support their teams,” QF Domestic chief executive Lyell Strambi said.“We’re constantly monitoring demand and will assess if further capacity is required.”Virgin Australia is the official airline of the Australian Football League (AFL). “The airline will continue to review demand for flights, with a view to adding extra flights where possible,” according to Virgin Australia.last_img read more

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first_img6. Valalta, Rovinj, CroatiaThis beautiful beach is actually part of one of Europe’s best naturist camps, and the beach is easily accessible, whether you’re spending the night or not (although if you splash out on a room you’ll also be able to take advantage of the legendary daily lunch buffet). The facilities are fantastic, with an open-air pool, a water slide into the sea and plenty of parasols to protect any embarrassing sunburn-related incidents. In fact, the fantastic facilities are precisely why it’s regarded as one of the best campsites in Croatia – whether you’re partial to a bit of nudity or not. The 4km beach is mainly sandy, with a few smaller rocky coves at either end.Ditch your clothes in Croatia 10. Es Cavallet Beach, IbizaEs Cavallet isn’t just one of Ibiza’s best official nudist beaches, it’s one of Ibiza’s best beaches, full stop. The location’s fantastic – it’s just a ten minute drive from Ibiza Town – and it’s breathtakingly spectacular, with turquoise water, towering sand dunes and a gorgeous beach restaurant, Chiringay, at the southern end. The beach is also regarded as one of the most gay-friendly beaches in Ibiza. If you’re driving, head for the car park at Las Salinas beach then stroll to Es Cavallet Beach through the beautiful pine forest. Don’t fancy going al naturale the whole time you’re in Ibiza? Stick your swimmers on and enjoy a day in one of the Ibiza’s other best beaches.Search for flights and lay it bare in IbizaLooking for more beach inspiration? We got you covered 20 of the best beaches in Europe that the locals don’t want you to know aboutBeat the miserable British summer by planning your escape to one of these secret beaches across Europe that you’ve probably never heard of…The 10 best Scottish beachesScotland might not sound like the most obvious beach destination, but prepare to be surprised.Top 11 beaches in the Canary IslandsHere is our pick of the very best beaches the Canary Islands have to offer.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 9. Leucate Plage, Port-Leucate, FranceLeucate, in southern France, has several naturist villages where you can ditch clothing entirely. This particular beach is reserved exclusively for naturists, and its position, slightly along from the area’s other beaches, means it’s more private, too. A large car park means it’s easily accessible and there’s a lifeguard service during the summer months. There are plenty of naturist resorts nearby if you fancy basing yourself here – popular naturist resorts include Oasis Village and Aphrodite Village. 7. Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, DenmarkNude bathing is welcomed at this popular Danish beach, which is easily accessible from Copenhagen and has excellent facilities, including showers and a lifeguard service. It’s one of the area’s livelier stretches of sand, so if you’re going nude for the first time, it might be wise to opt for a more private beach. The northern end is where the majority of nude sunbathers congregate, although topless bathing is common in all areas. Once you’ve topped up your tan, head to the nearby Bakken, which is the world’s oldest amusement park. Just don’t forget to put your clothes back on.Find cheap flights to Denmark 1. Brighton Naturist Beach, Brighton, UKThis naturist beach in Brighton opened in April 1980, but it wasn’t just the first one in the city, but the first nudist beach in the UK. It can be found at the eastern end of Brighton Beach – walk east from the pier towards the marina towards the large banks of rocks, built to protect guests from prying eyes. If you’re feeling lazy, hop on the Volks Electric Railway. Also known as Rock Beach, there are pebbles, rather than sand, but it’s still a fantastic stretch of coastline; visit and you’ll enjoy stunning views of Brighton’s main beach and of the city’s pier. For more beaches in Britain worth checking out (naked or not) have a peek at our list of the UK’s most beautiful shores from Northumberland to Cornwall.2. Cap d’Agde, Languedoc, FranceThere’s a reason this second option doesn’t name a specific beach, and that’s the simple fact that going nude is de rigueur here. You’ll be able to strip off on all of Cap d’Agde’s beaches. And you can also shop, drink and dine naked here too, because the entire town is actually one big naturist resort. Since the first nude campsite opened here in 1958, it’s been home to Europe’s largest nudist colony, but 40,000 additional nudists flock here every summer. But if you’re planning on dipping your toe in the waters of public nudity, don’t be intimidated, because the beaches all have security patrols, photography is banned and there are heavy fines for certain offences, such as committing sexual acts in public.Find flights to flaunt it all in France 4. Plage des Grottes, Île du Levant, FranceNudity is obligatory at this small-but-perfectly formed nudist beach for naturists in sunny southern France. The island on which it’s located, Ile du Levant, has some of Europe’s best naturist resorts, and sun-seekers who like to travel a little lighter have been flocking here for years. There are several restaurants where diners can dine naked, although if you’d rather keep your clothes on when eating, it might be best to avoid La Fourmi, where being clothed is actually frowned upon. But you don’t need to get dressed just because you’re leaving the beach, because nudity is allowed in all public areas, including the harbour and the village square, although if you’re stopping in any of these areas you’ll be required to wear what locals jokingly refer to as “le minimum,” meaning underwear. 3. Playa La Tejita, Tenerife, SpainThis is one of the best beaches in Tenerife, and it can be found on the southern side of the island. The eastern end has been set aside for naturists, and it’s not hard to see why; a rocky outcropping creates a feeling of privacy, and offers protection from the winds which make this area a popular windsurfing spot. Its position, at the foot of Montaña Roja, makes it one of Tenerife’s best beaches for both nudists and those who prefer to stay clothed. It’s easily accessible too, with two car parks. If you’re heading for the nudist section opt for the eastern-most car park.Get set to take ‘yer kit of in Tenerife 8. Playa Illetes, Formentera, SpainSpain has fewer nudist beaches than other European countries, but some of the best can be found on Formentera. Nudity is welcomed on most of the beaches here, and on Playa Illetes, on the north side, it’s positively encouraged. It’s certainly a beautiful spot to ditch your clothes; the water’s wonderfully clear and the sand is ridiculously soft (always a bonus when there’s no clothing to protect your nether regions). When the tide’s low, it’s possible to walk to the tiny, uninhabited island of Espalmador, another popular hangout for nudists – and an ideal spot if you’re nervous about your first dalliance with public nudity RelatedQuick Sand: best beaches for a quick breakSkyscanner reveals seven places to get a quick sand fixBottoms and Bosoms: 5 Nudist BeachesBottoms and Bosoms: 5 Nudist BeachesAlternative beach holidays for summerFancy a beach holiday, but don’t want to battle through the crowds to find a good spot for your towel? We’ve rounded-up some exciting destinations that are a little off the beaten track – some in far-flung countries such as Japan and Malaysia, while others are a little closer to… 5. Porto Ferro Beach, Sardinia, ItalyThis small, beautiful stretch of sand is one of the best beaches in Sardinia, and the northern end is the section to head for if you fancy stripping off. The beach is a mixture of sand and large rocks, but it’s also well sheltered – both from winds and prying eyes – and it’s long too, so there’s plenty of space. It can get incredibly busy in summer, when it’s a stop-off for the area’s popular nudity tours. A word of warning: while Sardinia, and several other coastal areas in Italy, have nudist beaches (thanks largely to a law passed by the Italian Supreme Court in 2006 which allowed certain beaches to be designated nudist areas) there are heavy fines for being caught naked on beaches without this designation. Recently, a man in Sicily was fined around £1000 for being naked on a beach which wasn’t a nudist beach. In other words, do your homework before ditching the clothes.Search for a summer holiday in Sardinialast_img read more