ConAgra pulls up stakes in Omaha plants them in Chicago and cuts

ConAgra pulls up stakes in Omaha, plants them in Chicago and cuts 1,500 office jobs OMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra Foods will eliminate 1,500 jobs — which represents 30 per cent of its office-based workforce — and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska, with the goal of creating a more-efficient packaged food company.Company officials said Thursday that its new Chicago headquarters will have about 700 workers by next summer, including top executives and consumer foods employees that are currently divided between Omaha and Naperville, Illinois. The company will keep about 1,200 employees in Omaha to handle research and development, supply chain management and some administrative functions.About 1,000 people will lose their jobs in Omaha and roughly 300 Omaha jobs will move to Chicago.The Naperville office, about an hour southwest of ConAgra’s new headquarters in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, will close, and between 320 and 350 jobs from there will move to the city.ConAgra, which makes Chef Boyardee, Slim Jim and Hebrew National hot dogs, said the job cuts exclude plant positions and do not include any impact from the planned sale of its private label operations. It anticipates about $345 million in one-time charges over the next two to three years related to the restructuring.“It is critical that we run as lean and as efficient and as effective as possible,” ConAgra spokesman Jon Harris said.The jobs being eliminated are primarily redundant positions or jobs that will be outsourced, ConAgra said Thursday.The changes should create about $200 million in cost savings, with more than half of that realized by the end of fiscal 2017, according to ConAgra. The balance should be achieved in the following year. The company said the savings are in addition to approximately $150 million in cost cuts over the last two years. It anticipates the plans giving a “modest benefit” to fiscal 2016 earnings.ConAgra reported a first-quarter loss of $1.2 billion last month. The company has been pressured by a major stockholder, Jana Partners, which says ConAgra’s results have been disappointing since it bought Ralcorp for $5 billion two years ago. ConAgra said in June that it will sell the unit so that it can better focus on improving its own name brands.ConAgra CEO Sean Connolly said it made sense to consolidate operations in Chicago because most of the company’s consumer food division was already based in the area. Previously, frozen foods were based in Omaha while other consumer products were in Naperville.“Today the businesses are split by temperature state,” Connolly said. “That doesn’t make a lot of sense when you think about how the consumer shops.”Connolly is attempting to sculpt a leaner company that can develop new products to satisfy consumer tastes more quickly while generating healthier profits.The American palate has shifted rapidly in recent years, with consumers seeking foods that are less processed and healthier.ConAgra will receive an unspecified amount of tax credits from Illinois based on the salaries of the jobs it plans to move to the state.Omaha, civic and business leaders have acknowledged that the loss of ConAgra’s headquarters will be a blow to the region. Gov. Pete Ricketts and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert had been in talks with ConAgra about incentive packages to keep the company in the city.ConAgra was founded in 1919 and moved to Omaha in 1922. It developed its current headquarters complex of five office buildings, research labs and parking along the Missouri River after threatening in 1986 to leave the state for Tennessee.At that point, Nebraska approved a package of tax incentives and exemptions to keep ConAgra in Omaha, and the city demolished a historic warehouse district to make way for the headquarters.“I feel like we went to bat for them,” Stothert said. “I’m very disappointed that they are leaving.”ConAgra plans to continue using its sprawling campus downtown, but after the cuts are made some of the space might be leased to other businesses, company spokeswoman Lanie Friedman said.ConAgra has been a major investor in every major community initiative over the years, so losing their headquarters will hurt, said David Brown, president of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.But Brown pointed out that Omaha’s business community remains strong with four companies listed in the Fortune 500.___AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman contributed from New York and AP Writer Nelson Lampe contributed from Omaha, Nebraska. by Josh Funk, The Associated Press Posted Oct 1, 2015 6:18 am MDT Last Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A statue of Chef Boyardee looks over flags at the world headquarters of ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. ConAgra Foods said it will cut about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) read more

History day brings 500 high school students to Brock

Nearly 500 high school history students are at Brock Wednesday for a taste of university life.Organized by the Department of History, History Day is an opportunity for high school students to experience first-hand what Brock University can offer them. Students will meet in the Sean O’Sullivan hall to experience a short undergraduate history lecture, followed by an information session on history co-op opportunities.History alumni will also be on hand to discuss how their Brock history degrees have helped their careers and to discuss the diversity of careers open to history graduates.Students will be divided into smaller groups to participate in seminar discussions before concluding their visit to campus with a tour and lunch.This is the third time in two years the department has hosted History Day. The event has grown from an initial 20 students participating to 477, with every high school in the Niagara District School Board being represented.“History Day combines our interest in recruiting top-notch students into our program, and building strong relationship with the community and regional schools,” said Danny Samson, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History. “It’s also important for us to counter the stereotype out there that history degrees can’t get people jobs. They can, and good ones that pay well and are fulfilling. Many students are choosing subjects based on a false sense of their potential. We want them to see that they can study what they love, and find fulfillment.” read more

Ottawa Senators sign veteran defenceman Justin Falk

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have bolstered their blue line with the addition of Justin Falk.The 30-year-old defenceman signed a one-year, two-way deal with the club on Friday and will be available to play on Saturday when the Senators play host to the San Jose Sharks.The deal pays Falk a pro-rated US$650,000 in the NHL and $185,000 in the AHL.Falk, has played in 269 career NHL games with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Buffalo Sabres, scoring three goals and adding 30 assists.This season, the native of Snowflake, Man., went to camp with the Calgary Flames before signing a professional tryout contract with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles, where he played eight games.The Canadian Press

Football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges

first_imgBarry Bennell is charged with eight child abuse offences The former Crewe Alexandra coach denies seven counts of indecent assault on a boy and one count of attempted buggery.All the offences are alleged to have happened between 1981 and 1986, when the victim was under the age of 16.Around 30 members of the media sat in the press benches for the brief hearing.Most of the hearing was taken up with administrative matters until Bennell was remanded into custody until March 20 for a further hearing to take place.Owen Edwards, prosecuting, told the court: “I have had an opportunity to speak to the complainant; at the moment he preserves his anonymity.”Judge Roger Dutton reminded the press and members of the public in court that any identification of the alleged complainant “will be treated very seriously” by the courts.Bennell worked as a coach for Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City, Stoke and junior teams in north-west England and the Midlands during his career in football. Barry Bennell is charged with eight child abuse offencesCredit:PA Wire Former football coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse offences.Bennell, 63, wearing a blue polo neck shirt and appearing via videolink at Chester Crown Court from HMP Woodhill, answered “not guilty” to all the charges as they were put to him. 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

Alcoa and Maaden developing capabilities of Ras al Khair aluminium complex in

first_imgYesterday, Alcoa and Ma’aden announced the start of work to extend the product mix of their aluminium complex currently under construction at Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia. This and other projects are extensively covered in International Mining’s article on Saudi mining projects in the April issue. This latest milestone will enable the two companies to include capability for producing about 100,000 t of a wide range of products suitable for further downstream manufacturing in the complex’s product lines. They include automotive heat-treated and non-heat-treated sheet, building and construction sheet and foil stock sheet. Depending on demand, the line will start production at the end of 2014. An EPCM contract has been awarded to Fluor. An award has also been released to SMS Siemag for supply of the mill equipment and heat treatment line equipment.“This step will place Saudi Arabia among the world’s foremost aluminium producers by combining the highest standards of quality with the exceptional cost competitiveness of this world-class project,” said Khalid Mudaifer, Ma’aden’s President and CEO. “These new capabilities will help establish downstream industries in Saudi Arabia using aluminium that has been mined, refined, smelted and rolled in the Kingdom. It is also fully compatible with the national strategy of developing national resources to create sustainable wealth and employment for Saudis, as well as enabling the replacement of a wide range of imports with cost-effective, high-quality domestic products, and encouraging the expansion of the national industrial base. Many future generations of our citizens will be able to trace their long and successful career paths in business and industry to the decisions we are making here today.”In making the announcement, Engr. Abdullah Busfar, Vice President of Ma’aden’s Aluminium Strategic Business Unit, said the additional products reflect the commitment of the two companies to the realisation of the first fully integrated aluminium industry in the Middle East.“The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has set the vision and established the infrastructure to enable the development of the world’s largest, lowest cost, fully integrated aluminium industrial complex. The Ma’aden Alcoa joint venture is systematically establishing both the foundation for this industry and the capability to support local downstream sectors as they develop. Potentially, there are thousands of jobs and career opportunities awaiting in those downstream sectors, and we have the ability within this complex to quickly respond with advanced expertise, proven best practices and high-quality products to support them as they emerge,” Busfar said.Ken Wisnoski, Alcoa Vice President and President of Alcoa’s Primary Products Growth group, added that the additional products further the joint venture’s lead in the establishment of a worldclass aluminium manufacturing facility in the Kingdom.“Throughout this complex, we are bringing in the best technologies in their class and developing the local skills and operational routines to extract the most efficient, high-quality production from them. This was already the first and only facility in the Middle East capable of producing food-grade can sheet. Extending its capabilities significantly increases that advantage,” Wisnoski said.The complex’s smelter and rolling mill are scheduled to begin production in 2013. The mine and refinery will follow in 2014.In its initial phases, the joint venture will develop a fully integrated industrial complex, which is intended to become the world’s pre-eminent and lowest-cost supplier of primary aluminium, alumina and aluminium products, with access to the growing markets of the Middle East and beyond. The complex comprises:A bauxite mine with an initial capacity of 4 Mt/yAn alumina refinery with an initial capacity of 1.8 Mt/yAn aluminium smelter with an initial capacity of 740,000 t/yA rolling mill, with initial capacity of 380,000 t/y.The mill will be the first in the Middle East and will be one of the most technically advanced mills in the world.First commercial production from smelter and mill is scheduled for 2013, followed by first commercial production of alumina from the mine and refinery complex, scheduled for 2014. Alcoa will supply alumina to the smelter in the interim period.last_img read more

Xynthia Katrina Lothar comment les tempêtes sontelles baptisées

first_imgXynthia, Katrina, Lothar… : comment les tempêtes sont-elles baptisées ?France – La tempête Xynthia ne cesse de faire parler d’elle. Mais connaissez-vous l’origine de son nom ?Depuis 1954, toutes les tempêtes européennes, comme les cyclones tropicaux, reçoivent un nom. La règle de nommage de ces dépressions est simple : celles-ci reçoivent une dénomination masculine durant les années impaires, et un nom féminin durant les années paires. C’est Karla Wege, future star de la météo allemande qui est à l’origine de cette pratique, dont elle a l’idée alors qu’elle n’est encore qu’étudiante à l’Institut météorologique de l’université libre de Berlin.  Les noms dont héritent ces dépressions sont recensés sur une liste, renouvelée chaque année. Depuis 2002, chacun peut, moyennant finance, baptiser une future tempête. Xynthia tient ainsi son nom d’un certain Wolfgang Schütte, tandis que vous entendrez peut-être bientôt parler de Yve ou de Zana, les deux suivantes sur la liste, non encore survenues.     Le 1 mars 2010 à 13:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Selectmen Greg Bendel Endorses Judy OConnell For State Rep

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter in support of Judy O’Connell for our next State Representative. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to work with Judy on a number of important issues in our community.As her colleague on the Board of Selectmen, I was continuously impressed with her level of commitment and compassion for all residents. As a fellow educator, I greatly appreciate her commitment to advocating for our children’s education, specifically our Special Education population. I am grateful for her continued support of Wilmington’s substance-abuse coordinator position to help individuals and families who are battling addiction. I was very impressed with Judy‘s attention to detail as the Chairman of the beautiful Yentile Farm Recreational Facility. Judy worked tirelessly to make sure that the park could be enjoyed by not only our children but also people of all ages.Judy has a proven and impressive record of public service. She is a terrific listener and a tireless worker, who is committed to helping the residents in our district. I urge all of you to cast your vote for Judy O’Connell as our next State Representative. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, September 4th.Sinicerely,Greg BendelWilmington SelectmanLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Judy O’Connell Addresses Allegations Of Federal Tax Liens On Her HomeIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Ed Loud Endorses Judy O’Connell For State RepIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee Member Jennifer Bryson Endorses Judy O’Connell For State RepIn “Government”last_img read more

Murkowski raises big cash expects a fight

first_imgSen. Lisa Murkowski (File photo: KTOO – Juneau.)U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is raising serious money for her re-election bid next year, despite having no serious challenger yet.Download AudioCampaign coordinator Scott Kendall said today that total contributions for the previous three months were close to a million dollars.“In the third quarter of the year we raised over $920,000,” he said.All told, Murkowski has raised more than $3 million for the 2016 election, and has more than $2 million on hand.Kendall, the only full-time campaign staffer so far, says they don’t plan to open campaign offices until next year but could mobilize sooner if needed. As of today , no challenger had filed with the Federal Election Commission, which is mandatory for any candidate who raises more than $5,000. Still, Kendall says Murkowski has to be ready.“It’s important to remember the filing deadline is not until early June of next year,” Kendall said. “So up until that date, we have to plan that we will have a challenger both in the primary and the general.”In 2010, when Murkowski lost the Republican Primary, challenger Joe Miller didn’t announce his candidacy until April of that year. Murkowski retained her Senate seat with a write-in campaign. Kendall says they’ve received hundreds of contributions from Alaska, but he acknowledges she is looking outside the state for money.“The senator has certainly been fundraising, yes,” he said. “And certainly with her position as chair of Energy and Natural Resources, energy companies, many of whom do business and create jobs here in Alaska, are certainly interested in supporting her.”At least twice in the past two years, Murkowski has missed votes in the Senate while raising campaign cash in Texas.last_img read more

BNP Barishal candidates pressured to pull out

first_imgBarisal City Corporation LogoA few BNP-supported councillor candidates have withdrawn from the Barishal City Corporation polls race following pressure from powerful quarters, BNP leaders and activists have alleged.Three Awami League-backed councillors candidates are going to win uncontested in Barishal City Corporation as the BNP candidates have withdrawn from the contest.The BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders said the AL has become desperate to win councillor positions up for grab in the elections.The ruling party secured only five such posts out of 30 in the past elections. The BNP candidates came out winners in 19 councillor posts.Five BNP-backed councillor candidates said they are being constantly pressured to withdraw from the race.They alleged that their activists and supports are also being threatened and barred from election campaign.Zakir Hossain, a councillor of Barishal City Corporation’s ward no. 15, secured victory in the three consecutive eelctions.This time around, he has withdrawn his candidature.An AL-backed councillor candidate Liakat Hossain, who is AL president of the ward, is set to win uncontested in the ward.AL-backed Mosharraf Ali Khan and Gazi Naimul Hossain are also going to win uncontested in ward no. 16 and ward no. 19 respectively as BNP-backed Quamrul Hassan and Sumon Haldar have withdrawn their candidature.Asked about the matter, Quamrul Hassan, who is general secretary of the BNP’s ward no. 16 unit, said, “There was a pressure. A family problem was there as well. Finally, I’ve withdrawn my candidature.”Jamaat candidates are contesting in 4 wards in the civic polls. However, two of their councillor aspirants came up with the same allegations.Jamaat’s councillor candidate at ward no. 14 Md Salauddin said, “We can’t go for canvassing due to various pressure on us. Party leaders and activists are threatened. Two days ago, several leaders and activists of the party were beaten up.”The voters at several wards also think the BNP and Jamaat candidates are facing pressures as the polling date is nearing.None of the voters, with whom the reporters talked to, wanted to mention their names.BNP and Jamaat leaders said the AL has taken various ‘tactics’ to win the polls.AL-backed candidates in 22 wards have all got the same symbol. It is not normal, the opposition side added.Asked about the matter, Barishal city AL president Golam Abbas Chowdhury told Prothom Alo that the allegation of creating pressure on the BNP candidates is the BNP’s ‘tactics’.The BNP wants to take advantage of the situation creating controversies on many issues.The AL-backed candidates would win in most of the wards, he said adding that they have taken vast preparations to win this poll. They have even been able to control the rival candidates, he claimed.Barishal unit general secretary of Shushashoner Jonno Nagarik (Shujan) Rafiqul Alam said in some cases, ruling party-backed candidate may put pressure on opposition candidates.If the administration remains neutral and the elecion is not rigged, some of the BNP-backed candidates could still be elected.In the last Barishal civic polls on 15 June 2013, the BNP-backed candidates came out winners victory in 19 wards out of 30, AL-backed candidates secured wins in only 5 wards while Jatiya Party councillors won in two wards and Jamaat in one ward.Non-party candidates won in the three other wards.BNP’s Barishal district (south) unit’s president Ebaidul Haque is optimistic about win unless there is a massive rigging in voting.”They will not be succeessful by threatening the party activists. Whatever happens, the BNP men will be in the field,” he told Prothom Alo.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islamlast_img read more

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus Calls For Investigation Into State Health Agency

first_imgBob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneTexas House Speaker Joe Straus announces he won’t seek re-election in 2018 at a press conference at the state Capitol on Oct. 25, 2017.Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling on House members to investigate the Texas Health and Human Services Commission after a state audit report revealed mishandling of a contract with a health insurance company.The State Auditor’s Office released a 44-page report this week showing the Health and Human Services Commission allowed Superior HealthPlan, Inc., a health insurance company, to report $29.6 million in bonus and incentive payments paid to medical providers’ employees, even though those payments were not allowed under its contract with the state.Straus, a San Antonio Republican, said in a Wednesday news release that the House Appropriations Committee or the General Investigating and Ethics Committee should look into the Health and Human Services Commission’s practices for contract oversight as “taxpayers need to know that their money is being properly managed.”“This audit highlights serious weaknesses in HHSC’s oversight of its own contracts,” Straus said. “Taxpayers have a right to expect that the Commission will hold providers to contract requirements. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first example of HHSC failing to properly enforce requirements in taxpayer-funded contracts. This audit shows that there is a lot of room for improvement at HHSC.” State Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place, chair of the House General Investigating & Ethics Committee, said in an email statement that “it’s disappointing that the Governor’s HHSC is such a poor steward of tax dollars.” “This is the second audit that has revealed such impermissible expenditures,” Davis said. “Taxpayers can rest assured however, that the House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics will continue to hold these executive agencies accountable, just as we did at the [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission].”Auditors also found that the health agency approved Superior’s request to report provider profits as costs without following the approval process contained in the state’s contract with Superior. The insurance company provides the Medicaid STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR Health and STAR Kids programs to seven service delivery areas in Texas, including the San Antonio area.“By not following the written requirements in its contract with Superior, the Commission weakens its ability to consistently oversee the contract and creates a lack of transparency in its administration of Medicaid managed care programs,” auditors said. Auditors wrote that accurate reporting of costs is important since “that determines whether Superior owes money to the Commission.”Superior disagreed with the audit report findings. “Unfortunately, the auditor gave neither the history nor the proposed language changes any weight or context in the report and instead relied upon its own interpretation of a contractual and regulatory structure in which it does not have day-to-day experience,” Superior wrote in its audit response.In the report, Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials agreed to auditors’ recommendations and said they are working to implement changes by Sept. 1, including defining the process Superior will follow to justify pricing, clarifying how bonuses will work and improving procedures for identifying which employees may have exceeded the amount of money allowed for salary and bonus pay.Asked for comment on Straus’ call for an investigation, a commission spokesman said the agency was looking at the matter.The health agency has endured other contract troubles before.During the 2017 legislative session, Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials came under fire by legislators over not reporting at least 42 contracts worth $100 million or more to the Legislative Budget Board’s database in a timely manner. Officials said at the time they did not know the contracts hadn’t been reported and blamed the problem on a technological failure.Last year, the State Auditor’s Office also released a scathing audit of one of the agency’s large private contracts with a health insurance company called HealthSpring, which the state paid more than $700 million in fiscal year 2015. Sharelast_img read more

Galaxy Note9 Leans Into Gaming With Liquid Cooling System Fortnite Deal

first_imgThe Galaxy Note 9 is a 6-4-inch Super AMOLED screened, slick mobile device that takes the best bits of the S9 and Note 8 and combines them into a system that boosts game playing with a massive battery and ultra-fast water carbon cooling system that helps manage heat during game sessions.The system also features a new Bluetooth-enabled S Pen that can be used as a remote and built-in Dex support that gets rid of the dock and makes use of just a dongle to output to a larger display.The Note9, which comes in Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple, Metallic Coopper, and Midnight Black, goes on sale Aug. 24 at all major carriers for $999 for the 128GB/ 6GB Ram model and $1,250 for the 512GB/ 8GB model. Preorders begin Friday. A pre-order special for the phone includes 15,000 in-game “Fortnite” V-bucks. The phone still features water resistance, fast wireless charger, a headphone jack and the ability to use up to a 1TB microSD card for storage and has the largest battery in Samsung’s line of phones at 4000 mAh. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.Samsung also unveiled its new take on the smartwatch. The renamed Galaxy Watch keeps the circular design and rotating bezel of the Samsung Gear S3 line along with the promise of a single charge that will last several days. Camera Rear: Dual Camera with Dual OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)– Wide-angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS– 2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoomFront: 8MP AF, F1.7Body 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g, IP68 (BLE S Pen: 5.7 x 4.35 x 106.42mm, 3.1g, IP68)*Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutesAP 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 1.7 GHz)Memory 6GB RAM (LPDDR4), 128GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB RAM (LPDDR4), 512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)*May differ by market and mobile operator*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.SIM Card Single: one Nano SIM and one MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)Battery 4,000mAhWireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMAFast Charging compatible with QC 2.0OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)Network Enhanced 4×4 MIMO/CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18*May differ by market and mobile operatorConnectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)Payment NFC, MSTSensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Iris Sensor, Pressure SensorAuthentication Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, PasswordBiometric Lock Types: Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Scanner, Facial RecognitionIntelligent scan: Combines iris scan and face recognition for convenient unlocking and in some cases provides enhanced security for certain authentication servicesAudio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APEVideo MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM The watch comes in two sizes, features a military-grade body, Gorilla Glass, touch face, water resistance of 5ATM, LTE standalone connectivity. It can be charged alongside the Note9 at the same time using a new Wireless Charger Duo. The 46mm Galaxy Watch, which is about the same size as the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen, weighs 63 grams without a strap and includes a 472 mAh battery. The 42 mm version has a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen, weighs 49g without a strap and has a 270 mAh battery. Both run on a dual-core 1.15 GHz chip and feature 1.5GB RAM and 4GB of Internal Memory.Compared to the S3 Classic and Frontier, the 42mm Galaxy has about twice the memory, a slightly faster chip, and nearly an extra 100 mAh packed into its batter, for a watch about the same size but with a slightly slimmed down look.The Samsung Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42mm version will be available for $329.99, and the 46mm version will be available for $349.99 in the US at Amazon, Best Buy and starting August 24, 2018. The Samsung Galaxy Watch LTE version will be available at AT&T,, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, along with select major national retailers later in 2018.Pre-orders begin on August 10, 2018, and run through August 23, 2018 on Consumers who preorder or order Galaxy Watch before September 8, 2018 on will receive a free Samsung watch band.You can see the full specs for the Galaxy Note9 phone and Galaxy watch below.Galaxy Note9 SpecsDisplay 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED, 2960×1440 (516ppi)*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings Popular on Variety Galaxy WatchDisplay1.3” (33mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)Full Color Always On DisplayCorning® Gorilla® DX+1.2” (30mm), Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360)Full Color Always On DisplayCorning® Gorilla® DX+Size46 x 49 x 1363g (without strap)41.9 x 45.7 x 12.749g (without strap)Strap22mm (Interchangeable)Option Color: Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, Basalt Grey20mm (Interchangeable)Option Color: Onyx Black, Lunar Grey, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, Cosmo Purple, Pink Beige, Cloud Grey, Natural BrownBattery472mAh270mAhAPDual core 1.15GHzOSTizen Based Wearable OS 4.0Memory1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory768MB RAM + 4GB Internal MemoryConnectivity4G/LTE, Bluetooth®4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, A-GPS/GlonassSensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient LightChargeWPC based wireless chargingDurability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810GCompatibilitySamsung: Android 5.0 or laterOther: Android 5.0 or lateriPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_imgFirefox: Always open site in Container Tab by Martin Brinkmann on June 04, 2017 in Firefox – 15 commentsMozilla added a much requested feature to Firefox’s Container Tabs experiment recently that enables you to always open sites in a specific container.Container Tabs is an upcoming feature of the Firefox web browser that is available as a Test Pilot experiment, and in Firefox Nightly.Mozilla launched the Container Tabs experiment a couple of months ago as a Test Pilot experiment.  We talked about the feature in 2016 before already when it was revealed for the first time.Called Containers back then, it allowed participants to load websites in containers. A container is a closed environment which uses custom storage for some data to separate it from the main Firefox data storage and other containers.This is useful for quite a few things, for instance to limit tracking, sign in to the same Web service at the same time in the same browser window, or to separate work from entertainment websites.Firefox: Always open site in Container TabIn the closing words under the original article here on Ghacks, I mentioned that I’d like to see Mozilla add features to Container Tabs that I think would improve the feature significantly.Among the features was a request to restrict sites to certain containers. This made sense in my opinion, as it would allow you to load bank websites in the security container, work related sites and services in the work container, and so on.Mozilla has added the functionality to the latest version of the Container Tabs experiment. Note that this feature has not landed yet in the Firefox Nightly implementation of Containers.A small informational panel is opened when you click on the Container Tabs icon in the Firefox toolbar after installation or update of the add-on in the browser.It highlights that the “always open sites in the containers you want” option is now available. To use it, you right-click inside a container tab to assign it to the loaded container.You may also right-click on the Container Tabs icon in the Firefox toolbar to check the option as well.A prompt is loaded next time you load the site in Firefox. In fact, this prompt is loaded each time you open the site, unless you check the “remember my decision for this site” option.If you check the box, the prompt is not displayed anymore. You can disable the loading of a site in a container tab by right-clicking either on the site or on the icon while the site is loaded in the active tab.VerdictMozilla continues its work on the upcoming Container Tabs feature. While it is still possible that the feature won’t land in Firefox, it seems very likely that it will land eventually.My hope is that Mozilla will address my other feature requests, especially the option to clear data only in a single container tab, as well in future updates. (via Sören Hentzschel)Now You: What is your take on the improvement and Container Tabs in general?SummaryArticle NameFirefox: Always open site in Container TabDescriptionMozilla added a much requested feature to Firefox’s Container Tabs experiment recently that enables you to always open sites in a specified tab.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

UPS puts autonomous delivery trucks to the test on Arizona highway

first_img Google Analytics settings HIV treatment and prescribing information: Get the latest evidence on AllMedX AllMedX Is abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine right for your HIV patients? Review the data on AllMedX I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Antiretroviral medication options are complex. Get the latest info on Search for studies on antiretroviral treatment for HIV on AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX Privacy policy What are the recent clinical trials for HIV treatment? Review the data on UPS is looking to all kinds of new-age vehicle technologies to step up its delivery game, with electric vans, e-bikes and drones that carry smaller packages all part of the mix. It is now expressing a keen interest in autonomous heavy haulers, revealing it has spent the last couple of months testing them out along an Arizona highway and has snared a small stake in self-driving startup TuSimple, whose vehicles it used throughout the trials.This actually isn’t the first time TuSimple’s services have been enlisted by a delivery heavyweight with a view to easing the burden on human drivers. Back in May, the company kicked off trials with the US Postal Service, which adapted its self-driving vehicles for use as autonomous delivery trucks along a stretch of highway between Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas.As required by law, human operators were onboard through the trials to takeover as needed, as they were in the latest trials conducted by UPS. The idea behind these exercises is to validate the autonomous technologies first, with an eye to letting them off the leash some time down the track.In UPS’ case, the company is using TuSimple’s self-driving trucks to gain a better understanding of Level 4 autonomy, where the vehicle’s computer would control it the entire length of the trip. Since the trials kicked off in May, it has been using the vehicles to deliver loads of goods between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, with an engineer onboard along with the driver to keep an eye on proceedings.And UPS must like what it has seen so far. The company announced today that it has acquired a minority stake in TuSimple. Autonomous trucking has the potential to cut down on fuel expenses and pollution as well as increase safety, and TuSimple believes its technology can play an important role in this future scenario.”TuSimple is confident that it can accelerate bringing the first self-driving truck to market to increase road safety,” said TuSimple’s Founder, President & CTO, Xiaodi Hou. Source: UPS HIV treatment resources from CDC, NIH, & more are available on We recommend Powered by Yes Nolast_img read more

Dublin archbishop Reflect more on abuse scandal

first_img“The answers to some questions are not to be found just in the archives of the church,” he said in an address to the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Ireland.The archbishop is widely considered to be Ireland’s most reform-minded Catholic leader and the Irish church’s leading voice calling for greater openness on past abuse.He said that more must be done to understand what transpired to produce the “explosion of abuse,” and how “such a horrendous situation was not recognized for what it was.”“The truth can be painful, but I believe that we still have a long journey to travel to fathom fully the truth and to accept that truth,” he said, insisting that facing and understanding the past would be the best way to root out the “demons” that he says have haunted the church for generations, and will continue to damage it unless issues are addressed.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img Associated PressLONDON (AP) – The archbishop of Dublin said Tuesday that the Catholic church in Ireland needs to reflect further on the roots of sexual abuse of children by priests and called for public investigations into the scandal.Diarmuid Martin conceded that the prospect of new and costly investigations into aspects of the scandal could be daunting given the current economic climate, but said he believes the public interest could be served by public, research-based investigations into abuse. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Butterfield & Robinson, the world’s premier active travel company, will travel back to 1966 to recreate its first ever cycling tour from Munich to Salzburg.Abandoning the one-speed bikes in favour of a shiny new fleet of Bianchis and the student hostels for some of Europe’s most luxurious properties, the Munich to Salzburg biking tour will capture the spirit of that first trip to Bavaria with its sweeping mountains, sparkling lakes and timbered houses.Of course, no homage to the first-ever B&R trip would be complete without the first-ever B&R guides. On select departures, travellers can join B&R co-founders, George and Martha Butterfield or Sidney Robinson, as they once again guide groups through Bavaria – and complete a journey 50 years in the making.Daily highlights of the six day Bavarian experience include:Day one: Guests will rendezvous in Munich and head south toward the Allgau plateau and the village of Endlhausen. Cycling through forests, fields and villages to Lake Tegern, where the group will board a private ferry and take in the Alpine surroundings from the water.Day two: Cycle around Lake Tagern on the way to an organic cheese farm, where guests will stop for a tour and tasting.Day three: Drive into Austria to the village of Soll, where travellers will embark on a cable car ride atop the Hohe Salve before walking to Gasthuette for a rustic alpine lunch.Day four: Cable car to the top of the Kitzbuhler Horn for stunning views of the Alps.Day five: Cycle from the historic town centre of Berchtesgaden before setting off along the bike path to the town of Anif.Day six: Day at leisure exploring Salzburg.Packages start at AUD$8590 per person and includes:All hotel accommodation.All breakfast, four lunches and four dinners, including wine.Services of B&R guide(s) and support vans.All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees.Use of a customised hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars and helmet.Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle.All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off.All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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