Nincha Lets You Share What Others Won’t

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Get your mind out of the gutter. This isn’t about distributing your crude weekend photography, it’s about being able to upload content outside the parameters of basic community categories. While we all know that YouTube is for video, Flickr is for photography and LinkedIn is for career-related content, it’s hard to tell where we should be sharing our important but uncategorizable content. Nincha is a stealthy little community that just may infiltrate the community sharing space. Like many other social sites, Nincha lets you upload photos, create polls, share bookmarks and review products. However, some additional types of content include job and classified listings, code snippets, recipes, events and business cards. Rather than offering a basic light blogging tool, users are encouraged to comment on each others’ submissions and favorite the community’s best content. From here you can follow others and share your uploads via email, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg and text message. While it’s too early to say which types of content will dictate the tone of this community, its obvious there are advantages to this type of social sharing. Rather then just adding your code to GitHub or your own website, you can share snippets of code to your favorite social profiles with a better chance of recruiting new programmers and contributors. Additionally, the text message feature means that you can avoid sometimes finicky services like the Bump iPhone app and send your business card directly to an iPhone users’ contact book. And finally, if you know your pecan pie recipe is going to be a Thanksgiving hit, you might as well tweet it out now and save yourself the trouble of forwarding it to others. Nincha is offering us the chance to share the content and links we need without confining us to specific file formats. The first 1000 lucky ReadWriteWeb readers can try the service at http://nincha.com/signup/readwriteweb_8xqg1b. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Weekly Poll: Is A Private Cloud Just A Glorified Data Center?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams Tags:#cloud#cloud computing We are in our third week here at ReadWriteCloud. One of the weekly features we do is a poll about an issue related to cloud computing or virtualization.Last week we asked if you plan to invest in virtualization. This week we are asking: Is a private cloud just a glorified data center? You’ll see the poll in the right sidebar of the main ReadWriteCloud page.We had a pretty small sample to work with last week but the results show that virtualization is living up to its promise as one of the most important IT investments being made in the enterprise.This week, the question turns to an issue that gets its fair share of debate. For detractors, private cloud computing is not cloud computing at all. It’s virtualization applied to a data center. It does not have the capacity that you get with a public cloud infrastructure. From Andre Ye:“And, the cost to expand that variability means additional capital expense for the company. That seems to run counter to some of the inherent benefits of cloud computing.”Proponents, like Gartner’s Thomas Bittman, say the debate is a foolish one.“There’s an argument over whether the term “cloud” can be used to describe the changes taking place in internal IT architectures. How silly! Regardless of the term, there is a major trend playing out over the next few years where internal IT providers want to make fundamental changes so that they behave and provide similar benefits (on smaller scale) as cloud computing providers.”What do you think? Is private cloud computing for real? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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Chef Robert Irvine To Host SAMHSAs Voice Awards Honoring Military

first_imgThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2017 Voice Awards program will recognize television and film writers and producers along with community leaders for outstanding efforts to raise awareness and understanding of mental illnesses and/or addictions.The 12th annual Voice Awards, highlighting the theme Honoring Those Who Serve: Hope, Resilience, and Recovery, will spotlight efforts that provide hope and support to past and present military service members and their families who have faced mental health and addiction challenges. This year’s event will be held on August 16, 2017, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.The Voice Awards will be hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who has been an ardent supporter of issues affecting military personnel and their families through the Robert Irvine Foundation. With more than 27 years in the culinary field, chef Irvine has cooked his way throughout the world in restaurants, hotels and on the high seas. As the host of Restaurant: Impossible, he saved struggling restaurants across America by assessing a restaurant’s weak spots and helping owners and managers overhaul them. He has received special recognition for his commitment to the U.S. military when he was designated Honorary Chief Petty Officer by the U.S. Navy; in 2015, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society bestowed upon him the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment and Support of Our Service Members.In addition to honoring community-based consumer, peer, and family leaders who champion recovery from mental illness and/or addictions, the Voice Awards also will recognize writers and producers for their exemplary portrayals of military service members, their families, and the path to recovery. This year’s finalists include the feature films Captain Fantastic and Megan Leavey; documentaries Almost Sunrise, Iron Will, and The S Word; and television shows Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO), Jane the Virgin (CW), One Day at a Time (Netflix), The Warfighters (History Channel), and This Is Us (NBC).To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

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Sea lice resistant to treatment threaten wild juvenile salmon on BC coast says report

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsA new report released by two environment groups says sea lice on farmed salmon are now resistant to the pesticide used to commonly treat the problem.Salmon from Atlantic Canada are held in pens on the B.C. coast.“The spring of 2018 saw parasitic sea lice on both farmed and wild juvenile salmon in Clayoquot Sound reach levels never before seen in the province of B.C.,” states a new report called Lousy Choices.The report, written by Alexandra Morton of Raincoast Research, and Karen Wristen of Living Oceans, claims that sea lice in Clayoqout Sound have become resistant to the pesticide SLICE and that industry regulators failed to protect wild juvenile salmon.Morton has been studying sea lice in British Columbia for 20 years and says it’s not easy to reduce sea lice.“Sea lice have an exceptional ability to become resistant to drugs and other treatments,” she says. “That is why fish farms don’t belong where wild juvenile salmon are migrating through.”(Alexandra Morton. Photo: Facebook)Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island and has one of the densest concentrations of open-net salmon farms in B.C.Cermaq Canada owns 15 farms in the area.Earlier this year seven of those farms were infested with sea lice, a parasite that occurs naturally in the wild, but flourishes in small crowded open-net pens.The infected farms are located on wild salmon migration routes which can pose a serious threat to wild juvenile salmon on their way from freshwater to the open ocean.“Salmon feedlots make it easy for lice to thrive, multiply and mutate,” says Morton. “They ride on salmon, grazing on the mucous layer covering the skin.“I’m sure the sea lice on the farmed fish are not a problem because these are great big five to 10 pound fish covered in scales, but wild juvenile fish are tiny with no scales.”Under the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regulations, salmon farms must ensure adult fish are not infected by more than three active sea lice.But Cermaq reported their fish were infected by up to 30 in April.“As part of our commitment to transparency and meeting the toughest third-party certifications, including the ASC standard, we publish information about the environmental impacts of all our farms, not just those in the certification process.“The loss of efficiency of SLICE had a role to play in the levels of sea lice, but the abundance of sea lice in the region was due to unusual hot, dry weather that affected water quality,” says Linda Sams, the sustainable development director of Cermaq Canada.(Linda Sams. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN)In late August, Cermaq voluntarily closed the Fortune Channel fish farm.The fish were treated for sea lice using both SLICE and hydrogen peroxide baths, but Sams says the fish were humanely euthanized due to overall poor health.“At the end of the day the responsible thing to do there was close that site down,” she says. “And it was a hard decision because it’s a big business move for us to do that.”“Obviously all the dollars have to be looked at, but also our social obligations, our environmental obligations, our reputation, our certifications, we want to be doing things to best practice.”Earlier this spring, independent research discovered wild juvenile salmon were also heavily infested with sea lice.The outbreak occurred during the critical migration period when young salmon are leaving Clayoquot’s rivers.According to the report, 96 per cent of wild juvenile salmon in the area were infected with an average of eight lice per fish, some as many as 50.And it only takes 1 to 3 lice to kill the young fish, according to the report.“It makes me very angry that DFO allowed this to happen,” says Morton. “There is no way they did not know about this problem because myself and other scientists have been telling them for 18 years.”“In the very beginning they told me that they needed made in B.C. science so I turned my home into a research station, invited every scientist that would come, and we have now cranked out over 30 scientific papers on the impacts of sea lice in B.C.”In an email to APTN News, DFO confirmed the findings that say sea lice on salmon farms are becoming resistant to SLICE.“During most years, more than 90 per cent of sites in B.C. are below the regulatory thresholds for sea lice during the wild salmon outmigration period (from March 1 to June 30 of each year).   However, there were documented failures of SLICE treatment at Klemtu in 2013 and Esperanza Inlet in 2017 and now Clayoquot Sound in 2018,” says DFO.SLICE is an emamectin benzoate drug and is the only pesticide approved for treating sea lice on Canadian fish farms.“Research is under way by DFO, industry, and academia, to find alternative methods to manage sea lice, and to better predict and track SLICE resistance,” DFO says.But Morton argues that alternative methods should have already been in place and that DFO should have stepped in to protect wild salmon.“When DFO first saw those high levels of sea lice they should have made the company bring them down right away,” says Morton.“What I see here is a complete 100 per cent management fail by DFO because Ahousaht lost a generation of outgoing juvenile salmon this spring.”Ahousaht First Nation has a partnership with Cermaq Canada.(Skookum John on his boat along the B.C. coast. Photo: Laurie Hamelin/APTN)The fish farm owner provides jobs, and economic and social benefits to the community.But Skookum John doesn’t believe any benefits from fish farms companies outweigh the possible consequences.“It makes me pissed off, says John. “We never needed a company like this.”John is from Ahoushat and runs his own water taxi and whale watching business in Clayoquot Sound.He fears for the future of wild salmon.“Wild salmon is going to be extinct and it’s hard to swallow that, says John. “We need the wild salmon, if they are extinct so are we.  They feed us, they feed the animals, and when the animals eat it they take it into the woods.“And what does that do, it fertilizes our trees, and what do our trees give us?  They give us oxygen.”In an effort to not have a sea lice outbreak in the future, Cermaq has invested $12-million into a custom built barge that they say will remove and capture sea lice and their eggs using only pressurized water.The new hydrolicer will be used alongside SLICE and hydrogen peroxide baths, and is scheduled to arrive in the spring.lhamelin@aptn.ca@laurie_hamelinlast_img read more

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MMIWG inquiry hearings close in Calgary with tour of shelter and tales

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsThe qulliq is extinguished and the closing oral submissions of parties with standing wrap up at the Calgary hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.Before the commissioners head home, they make one last stop at the Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society.“The commissioners travel across the country and hear story after story about the supports and services that are required for women and children,” said Josie Nepinak, executive director of Awo Taan.“We just had an admission with mom with three to four children and she was escorted by police and emergency health services, so that obviously tells us that there is high risk.”Nepinak invited the commissioners of the inquiry to see the facility for themselves after Awo Taan shared its recommendations at the hearings.From the cozy gathering centre, play room full of toys for children – to the spiritual healing room.For 25 years the healing lodge has been providing Indigenous services to Indigenous women and their children.But that hasn’t been easy. With only 32 beds it is also a shelter.Nepinak said Awo Taan has to turn away at least 100 families a month.As for cultural programming, Nepinak said it isn’t viewed as an essential service.She said the workers and volunteers have to fundraise to provide that.“There’s no funding. There’s no funding for Elder’s services, there’s no funding for fresh clothing, there’s no funding for the things that a woman would want in a situation like that that would make her feel comfortable and that would make her feel dignified,” Darrin Blaine, legal representative of Awo Taan told the commissioners.Like most Indigenous shelters, funding for Awo Taan comes in from the province once a year – which means every year the lodge has to renew its contract.Nepinak said multi-year funding would be more adequate.“Five years – because I think then we would be in a better position to strategize and develop our programs further,” she said.At the Inquiry this week, a common theme was the lack of money for Indigenous women’s shelters from the federal, provincial and territorial governments.The inquiry heard from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national representation of Inuit in Canada, who mostly live in fly-in communities.Representative Elizabeth Zarpa said the cost of flights are in the thousands of dollars making it extremely difficult for Inuit to travel to the few shelters that are available to them.“Out of 53 communities in Inuit Nunangat, there are only 15 communities that have a shelter,” she said. “Inuit women and their families aren’t able to access safe houses and transition houses and women are leaving their communities to access communities in the south.”“The shelters are desperate for funding as the women are desperate for a safe place,” said Ann Maje Raider of the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society in the Yukon, adding that community has the highest rate of violence in Indigenous women in the country.The closing oral submissions ended at the tour of Awo Taan.For the society, it just wants to be given equal funding.“All we want to do is be operating at the same level as non-Indigenous women’s shelters and our funding issue to be resolved,” said Blain. “All we want is for these places to not have to fundraise for the basics. That’s the most insulting, racist thing I’ve never heard.”The Inquiry will hold another hearing for final submissions from Dec 10 to 14 in Ottawa.tpimentel@aptn.ca@tamara_aptnlast_img read more

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Institutional investors key to driving increase in women on boards report

first_imgTORONTO – The support of institutional investors is key to driving any meaningful increase in female representation on corporate boards and in the executive suites, a new analysis suggests.The review authored by lawyers at Bay St. law firm Torys LLP says increased scrutiny on board composition has become a growing area of focus for big investors.“While they have traditionally engaged with boards behind closed doors to advocate for governance or other strategic initiatives, institutional investors are becoming more openly vocal about the value of a diverse board that includes women,” the analysis said of the situation in Canada.It pointed to the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s gender diversity policy and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which expressly encourages gender diversity on boards.The report noted that the number of women have increased in recent years, but women in director seats continue to account for a significant minority.A report earlier this month by the Canadian Securities Administrators found the percentage of board seats filled by women has edged higher in recent years.The report found the total percentage of board seats occupied by women increased to 14 per cent compared with 12 per cent last year and 11 per cent in 2015 when the report was first published.The Ontario Securities Commission is set to hold a roundtable on women on boards and in executive positions on Oct. 24.last_img read more

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Car thefts on rise in Canada as thieves target trucks SUVs insurance

first_imgTORONTO — A new report says choosy car thieves are setting their sights on Ford trucks and high-end SUVs as the number of automotive thefts continues to rise across the country.The Insurance Bureau of Canada says in its annual list of the most frequently stolen vehicles that the Ford F-Series trucks are again topping the list.Henry Tso, the board’s vice-president of investigative services, says thieves in Ontario and Alberta are going after trucks, while in Atlantic Canada the Nissan Maxima is stolen most often along with the Chevy Silverado and Jeep Liberty.New Brunswick saw the sharpest rise in thefts with a 28 per cent jump, with Ontario seeing a 15 per cent increase.Nationally, police reported close to 85,000 thefts in 2017 — a six per cent increase over 2016.The board says New Year’s Day is the most common time for vehicles to be stolen since they are often loaded with gifts. But, it says vehicles are often smuggled outside the country, sold to unsuspecting consumers, scrapped for parts or used to commit another crime with organized crime rings usually involved.The Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada says crime groups involved in auto thefts operate primarily out of Montreal and Toronto.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Womans body found in bag in Baghpat

first_imgGhaziabad: Three days after she went missing from home, the body of a 35-year-old woman was found packed in a bag in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday night. Cops said that the accused stabbed the woman in her throat and then dumped her body in another city. According to police, the deceased identified as Riya Sharma was living in Omnagar Colony in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad along with her husband Pramod Sharma. The couple also had a 15-year-old son. “The woman went missing on the evening of March 23 while she had gone to meet one of her friends. After several hours when she didn’t return home, her family went on a search but as they failed, her husband registered a missing complaint with police,” said J K Singh, Station house officer of Sahibabad police station. The officer said that the woman’s Scooty was found outside Ambay hospital in Sahibabad area where she had gone to meet her friend. “Acting upon the complaint, police began searching for the woman and recovered her Scooty from outside the hospital where she had gone to meet her friend. Police then lodged a Non- Conformance Report (NCR) on March 24 under the IPC Section of 498 (Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman) against two named persons- Nitin and Rahul,” added Singh. Cops said that later the body was found in Baghpat by the regional police.last_img read more

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Cong approaches EC over BJPs misuse of DDK pvt TV channel

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Monday moved the Election Commission against the BJP’s alleged “misuse” of Doordarshan in broadcasting certain speeches by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for using “Namo channel” as a tool for political campaigning.The opposition party’s delegation, comprising senior leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, also made a representation to the Election Commission (EC) seeking necessary directions to Jharkhand’s chief electoral officer and relevant authorities for immediate suspension or transfer of election officers and agents with pending criminal cases and complaints of serious nature. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”We have made three representations to the EC. First representation is that there are some officials (in Jharkhand) that have charges of bribery and undue influence against them,” Sibal said. “The other two representations are related to the misuse of Doordarshan by the BJP in broadcasting certain speeches made by the prime minister and the use of a particular channel which has come up in which the logo is ‘Namo’, and under the Representation of People Act and the guidelines of the EC there cannot be campaigning in this fashion,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Congress has called for a level playing field, he said, adding that the EC has stated that it will look into the matter. A channel named ‘Content TV’ has been launched on various DTH platforms and it has been found that it is dedicated solely to Modi and the BJP for promoting and advertising the achievements of the government, personal achievements of the PM, his political rallies, and broadcasting interviews of prominent BJP leaders, the memorandum submitted by the Congress to the EC said. It sought passing of strictures or censures against the prime minister and the BJP for “using the channel as a political tool, while the model code of conduct is in place”. The Congress also requested the EC for urgent and necessary directions to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Prasar Bharti (DD news).last_img read more

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