CALGARY – So you’re a wealthy Canadian whose tax bill is going up. Does it pay to leave the country?When media outlets reported last month that billionaire Murray Edwards is leaving Calgary for the United Kingdom, some saw it as proof that tax hikes for top earners are driving away the rich.“High income earners like Murray Edwards fleeing the province is more evidence the NDP government’s economic agenda is hurting Alberta’s long-term competitive advantage,” Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose Party said in a March 29 release.Despite the political haymaking, the prominent oilpatch financier, known also for his interests in the Calgary Flames and ski resorts, hasn’t publicly said why he’s hopping across the pond. Recent regulatory filings for the publicly-traded companies in which he’s involved show him as living in London.Between federal and provincial tax changes, the combined marginal tax rate for Albertans in the top bracket is rising to 48 per cent in 2016, from 40.25 per cent last year.There’s a psychological element to whether a high net worth individual would feel compelled to leave the country for tax reasons, said lawyer Jonathan Garbutt.It’s usually when the rate tips past 50 per cent — which is the case in many provinces, but not Alberta — that people with a high net worth get bent out of shape, Garbutt said.“It just gets right up peoples’ noses,” he said.“You’re not working for the benefit of you and your family. You’re working for everybody else who maybe isn’t working as hard or as smart as you are.”The U.K. isn’t exactly known for being a low-tax jurisdiction, but its rules for non-domiciled residents, or “non-doms,” have been a draw for the wealthy. Non-doms — who live in the U.K., but whose permanent residence is elsewhere — only pay U.K. tax on money they earn in the country, or bring into it.In many cases, Garbutt said the tax savings could be substantial enough to outweigh the higher cost of living and a 20 per cent value-added tax on most goods and services.But whether it’s the U.K. or a low-tax tropical locale, it doesn’t make sense to leave Canada solely for tax reasons, said Garbutt.“You can’t let the tax tail wag the life dog,” he said, “because you won’t be happy and these people have enough money that they should be happy.”There can be big upfront costs and sticky logistical practicalities that negate any tax-saving rationale for leaving, said Jack Courtney, vice-president of private client planning at Investors Group in Winnipeg.“Very often there’s a very big tax hit for severing residential ties with Canada,” he said.Specifically, those leaving could get dinged significantly on any capital gains from “deemed dispositions” of assets that became more valuable between the time they bought it and their departure.They also have to be prepared to part with virtually all the cards in their wallet and embrace a new lifestyle.“You’ve got to think really deeply about where your relationships are and what your life will be like in that place,” said Courtney.Heath-care costs — particularly for those older than 65 — are also a huge financial consideration, said John Nicola, CEO of Nicola Wealth Management in Vancouver.Nicola said he’s dubious there’s going to be a mass exodus of the rich.“There tends to be, in my opinion, a lot more hype and press about people jumping ship offshore than there is the way of a lot of data suggesting it’s a significant outcome.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter. The T1 General tax form for 2015 is shown in this recent photo. So you’re a wealthy Canadian whose tax bill is going up. Does it pay to leave the country? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 18, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Does it pay to leave the country for tax reasons? Experts weigh in
As cyberattack hit, Ukrainians turned to Facebook, Google Senior airport official at Kiev’s Boryspil Airport Yevhenii Dykhne speaks to The Associated Press, Monday July 3, 2017, at the departure terminal of the airport outside of Kiev. Dykhne told the AP that about a third of airport computers are still offline following the cyberattack, but the extent of the damage and disruption following recent international ransomware cyberattacks is still unclear. (AP Photo/Dmytro Vlasov) by Raphael Satter, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2017 8:57 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BORYSPIL, Ukraine – When departure information disappeared from Kyiv airport’s website after last week’s cyberattack, employees trained a camera on the departure board and broadcast it to YouTube. When government servers were switched off, officials posted updates to Facebook. And with the disruption continuing, office workers have turned to Gmail to keep their businesses going.As Ukraine’s digital infrastructure shuddered under the weight of last Tuesday’s cyberattack, Silicon Valley firms played an outsize role in keeping information flowing, an illustration both of their vast reach and their unofficial role as a kind of emergency backup system. Google’s mail service has been keeping the lights on at some firms after their email servers down, while Facebook is credited as a critical platform for digital first responders.“Our war room, nationwide, migrated to Facebook,” said Andrey Chigarkin, the chief information security officer at a Kyiv-based gaming firm and active participant in the early hours of the online response. “All the news — bad, good — was coming through Facebook.”Facebook has a relatively low take up in Ukraine, counting between 8 to 9 million monthly active users compared to 10 to 15 million in Poland, a neighbour of roughly the same size, according to figures provided by analytics firm SocialBakers. But it’s still a powerful medium there and is credited with being an accelerant for the protest movement that toppled the Russia-friendly leader Viktor Yanukovich in 2014. Today, government agencies regularly post official statements to their Facebook walls and press officers eschew emails to chat with journalists over Facebook Messenger.“Facebook in Ukraine is a big thing,” said Dmytro Shymkiv, the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration and a former director of Microsoft Ukraine.Shymkiv was among the many officials to post updates about the outbreak as it happened (to Facebook, naturally.) In an interview at his office, he said that “the cloud” — a marketing term for the pool of sometimes free computing power offered by the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and many others — provided the safety and redundancy that many businesses in Ukraine lacked.“It’s a global backup,” he said, adding that, as a former tech executive, he knew that Silicon Valley firms put an “enormous focus on the security of the cloud services.”Private businesses and even government offices are still relying at least in part on Silicon Valley firms’ email and chat services, mainly as a substitute for downed mail servers. Victor Zhora, the chief executive of Kyiv-based Infosafe, said two of the firms he’s helping to recover from the outbreak have switched to Gmail as they try to get back on their feet. In one pediatric clinic in the Kharkivskyi area of Kyiv, Dr. Lidiia Podkopaieva says staff turned to Facebook-owned WhatsApp to co-ordinate their work at the facility after half their computers were wiped out.Some workarounds were more creative than others.At Boryspil Airport, outside Kyiv, officials faced a quandary when they switched off their automated systems Tuesday. Although the airport was operating smoothly, anxious passengers could no longer access departure information from the web.“So in front of the departure board we set up a webcam which broadcast the board to the web and to our Facebook page,” senior airport official Yevhenii Dykhne said in an interview this week. “We got 10,000 views on YouTube.”Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said the outbreak had shown that the Silicon Valley’s “cloud” was much more resilient “than a Ukrainian physical server standing alone in a post office,” a reference to one of Ukraine’s worst-hit agencies .But he expressed reservations about leaning too heavily on American computing power in times of need. After all, what would happen if a differently tailored cyberattack brought the cloud crashing down?“Definitely we should build a much more sustainable network in case of emergency,” he said. “We cannot just rely on Facebook as a backup.”___Dmytro Vlasov and Efrem Lukatsky contributed to this report.___Online:Raphael Satter can be reached at: http://raphaelsatter.com
Urban Meyer yells on the field in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 26-6 win against Michigan State, head coach Urban Meyer was excited about how his team played.“That was a big win, and we’re very satisfied,” Meyer said. “The other ones, you kind of have people didn’t feel like they won. That was a great locker room. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Enjoy the win and get ready for the next one.”The two polls released on Sunday saw the win differently.In the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and Amway Coaches’ Poll, Ohio State dropped one spot to No. 9 and No. 8 respectively.Though the College Football Playoff committee releases the only ballot that matters, the committee was already lower on the Buckeyes, having them at No. 10 the past two weeks.Meyer said he understands the conflict being displayed by his team.“You go on the road and win by 20 points against a ranked team,” Meyer said. “And what happened? What’s the problem? What about this? What about that? I could stand up and say, ‘What are you guys talking about?’ But I get it. I don’t think we played great either at times.”The Buckeyes traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, and defeated the No. 18 Spartans, that is true. But how they won brings up questions Ohio State has seemingly faced every week since its victory against Penn State.Redshirt sophomore punter Drue Chrisman was the main reason for the win, pinning Michigan State within its own 5-yard line on a handful of occasions, leading to an intentional safety, a defensive touchdown and a field goal after the Spartans fumbled on their own 15-yard line.The fumble was recovered by junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper, who said the defense’s game against Michigan State proved what it can do as a unit.“We have been practicing hard. We’ve been going hard and even though everybody kind of telling us to do this or do that, we just stuck with the plan and it pays off, as you can see,” Cooper said. “We went out there and actually showed that we are the defense. We are Ohio State. We are the bullets.”Ohio State’s defense looked better, allowing only 54 rushing yards, 47 of which came on one run by redshirt freshman quarterback Rocky Lombardi. Through the air, Lombardi and redshirt junior quarterback Brian Lewerke combined to throw 18-for-48 for 220 yards and an interception.Offensively, redshirt junior running back Mike Weber ran for 104 yards and a touchdown, averaging 4.7 yards per carry while redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins threw for 227 yards and a touchdown, some of his lowest totals on the season.Haskins said the locker room was “electric” after the win. “It’s the atmosphere we had after to gain a win like that. It meant a lot for a lot of people,” Haskins said. “We didn’t play our best ball, but the good thing is we have another game to play, and we got a lot of potential and we can keep getting better.”It is still unknown if the College Football Playoff committee will see that potential in Ohio State, but in the past two weeks, it has not seen it from the Buckeyes. The AP poll and coaches’ poll do not seem to see it either.“To finish the game we did, against that defense, no one’s done that to them. No one’s done it against a team (like) that,” Meyer said. “You know how much respect I have for that coach, that staff and that place. That was awful. That was a tough environment.”Ohio State now sits at 9-1, two wins away from finishing atop the Big Ten East. It has wins against four teams that were ranked at the time of defeat, and one loss by 29 to Purdue, a team that lost by 31 to Minnesota this past week.The resume is debatable and will be debatable until the playoff is decided. Meyer knows this, but said he still wishes his team had more respect for what it has done this season.“I don’t want to come across saying, ‘Well, we’re 9 and —’ no, we’re not playing great at times,” Meyer said. “But then our defense came out and played the way they did. And our special teams played the way they did. It was a great team win. But we’re not where I would like us to be. Is that fair?”Fair or not, Ohio State has up to three games to prove itself as a team deserving of a Top-4 finish. The win in East Lansing was a start, but the Buckeyes still have a long way to go and need to get there fast if they want a chance at the playoff this season.
But it is unlikely to reduce the price of honey from small-scale beekeepers as they seek greater returns for their labours.Wales had the greatest improvements in honey yields, which nearly doubled from last year’s average per hive to 31.4lb (14.2kg).Calwyn Glastonbury, who keeps more than 60 colonies in the Usk Valley, south east Wales, said: “Spring blossom came and went exceptionally quickly this year, which was a worry at the time, but the long, warm summer more than made up for it and was great for our honeybees.”Early weather woes, including the Beast from the East in Spring, were countered by soaring temperatures during the joint hottest British summer on record.Diane Roberts, from the British Beekeepers Association, said: “There have been some very bad years, like 2012 when we had a very long winter, so again that’s a weather effect. But we had, in 2014, a very similar figure for our honey to 2018, and again in 2010, so you’re seeing, weirdly, a four year cycle.”In 2012 beekeepers produced just 8.1lb (3.7kg) per hive on average, but in 2014 the yield was 32.9lb (15kg). In 2010 the figure was 31.2lb (14.2kg) per hive.This year’s yield should not be cause for celebration among thrifty consumers however, Mrs Roberts said, as hobbyist keepers stick with charging upwards of £5 per jar.She added: “A lot of beekeepers think we should be charging more because it takes a long time to produce a jar of honey. This was a good year for lots of people. It takes a whole year, a whole cycle to produce that honey.”The annual survey revealed beekeepers believe the public can help honey production by planting more nectar and pollen producing flowers, shrubs or trees.Avoiding pesticides, reporting sightings of invasive Asian hornets which prey on honeybees and leaving an area of the garden to grow wild are also encouraged.Honey production has fallen on average since the Second World War as agricultural practices change and bees have less suitable plants to feed on.Margaret Wilson, chairwoman of the BBKA, said: “Honeybees and all our wild creatures need food to eat and that can only come from what we plant and grow, so gardening and agricultural practices are incredibly important.” Honey yields have hit a four-year high, as the record-breaking summer increased bees’ productivity by a third.Hobbyist beekeepers in Britain produced an average of 30.8lb (14kg) of honey per hive this year, compared with 23.8lb (10.8kg) in 2017, a survey found.The yield is the highest since 2014, but still considered small compared to averages a few decades ago, according to the British Beekeepers Association’s annual survey. It said that 50 years ago, beekeepers could expect close to 100lb of honey per hive.Keepers and keen gardeners are now encouraged to plant more flowers which feed pollinators in the hope honey yields will continue to grow.The increase this year is part of a “weird” and seemingly inexplicable four-year cycle of lucrative honey yields traced back to 2010, the BBKA said. 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. This year’s yield is the highest since 2014, but still considered small compared to averages a few decades ago, according to the British Beekeepers AssociationCredit: Andrew Milligan/ PA
The only Australian exploration company operating in Scotland says it will have by later this month, a JORC compliant gold resource statement for its project near Glasgow. Addressing the final day of the 2008 Paydirt Gold Conference in Perth, recently ASX-listed Scotgold Resources’ Chairman, Shane Sadleir, said the company, having appointed Snowdens in January, was well advanced in preparing the JORC standard estimate for its promising and wholly owned Cononish underground gold project, 90 km northwest from Scotland’s largest city.“This is an exciting time as Cononish and the region in general, under its previous ownership, has had more than A$15 million spent on it,” Sadleir said. “It has all the hallmarks for early production as an enormous amount of metallurgical work, mine planning and environmental studies have already been completed. The project even attracted bank financing approvals before being shelved by its former owners at a time of low gold prices in the late 1990s. We are focused on developing a JORC-compliant resource at Cononish and are currently scheduling drilling campaigns this year on a number of promising targets.”Cononish was put on care and maintenance in 2000 when the gold price was a third of the current price and the resource was limited. Sadleir revisited the project two years ago – leading to acquisition of the project in 2006 and this year’s A$4.9 million capital raising and listing on the ASX in January. Cononish, the main gold deposit within the Grampian project area, has a non-JORC compliant resource of 564,600 t grading 10.55 g/t Au and 55 g/t Ag. Sadleir said this equated to just under 200,000 ounces of gold and one million ounces of silver. The limiting factor at that stage was the size of the resource.“Our priority is to increase the size of the resource around Coronish and also examine nearby targets which are over 2 km long and have never been drilled,” Sadleir said. Spectacular values, up to 257 g/t Au, in boulders were noted at Tom a Chro in Scotgold’s prospectus in November 2007. Since then, the company has identified soil anomalies, in its newly acquired database, which are over 2 km long in association with these high grade boulders.Sadleir said the Tom a Chro area had never been drilled and is one of Scotgold’s highest priority exploration areas for 2008. “The A$15 million previously spent on the project has given us a tremendous leg-up as a new company, towards getting into production. Time savings alone are something like 10 years in this case.”Gold mining in Scotland is not new – with documents there referencing local gold mining more than 400 years ago.
COMMUTERS WILL SEE an increase in the amount of money they’re spending on train travel from today, as Irish Rail fares have increased.From today, new cash fares across all Irish Rail services, and Leapcard fares in the Dublin area ‘short hop zone’ have kicked in.This follows a determination on fares issued by the National Transport Authority in October.It’s not just fares that will increase, as under the determination the zoning of some station pairs within the short hop zone have also been changed.According to Irish Rail, the changes “generally apply to station pairings with low patronage” but commuters should confirm which zones apply to them when purchasing tickets.For the full details on the percentage increases on the cash fares, see the National Transport Authority’s decision on Irish Rail’s request.The NTA said that the operating environment for CIÉ companies, including Irish Rail, has been “challenging” over the last number of years, and that they face more cuts in 2014.“The CIÉ companies need to stabilise their financial situation reasonably quickly so that service cuts are minimised and that the companies are returned to a stable financial footing,” it said.Read: Irish Rail to use shorter DART trains off-peak to save on fuel>
If there is a game out there right now that personifies the Nintendo gaming experience that isn’t made by Nintendo themselves, it is The Wonderful 101.Few people look to Nintendo for intense action, super realistic graphics, and the online experience that almost seems like a requirement with many titles today. Nintendo games have always balanced simple animations with either a cute but compelling story or uniquely addicting gameplay. Really great Nintendo games will capture all three, but in a world where the most popular Wii U titles are the latest Mario games (or worse, Zelda HD remakes) those games are few and far between.Enter The Wonderful 101, a new title by Okami and Viewtiful Joe creators Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba. It’s a fun, fast, and exciting game — exactly what the Wii U needs right now.The core of the game is simple, in that you’ve got big bad aliens attacking the planet and it is up to you and your 100 friends to wield superpowers to save the day. The superpowers used are where things get interesting. Your team has access to giant superpowered weapons, from fists to swords, whips and hammers, and even a great big gun that you use to take on the creatures that are much larger than you.What makes these absurdly large weapons amusing is that they are made out of your teammates. Whoever you have set as the leader during combat can assemble his or her giant weapon out of your teammates, and the more you use the bigger the weapon. You assemble these weapons by either drawing on the gamepad or rotating the right joystick until you’ve created the shape required for whatever you need to beat the bad guy. On top of this, you can assemble your whole team into giant springs to bounce out of the way of attacks or a huge serving of gelatin to reflect physical attacks and projectiles back at your enemies.The game quickly becomes one of strategy, where you pick the best tools to take on the specific enemy in front of you, with the occasional boss fight that requires you to demonstrate your ability to quickly shift between shapes in order to move on to the next stage. In each chapter you are graded on your performance in each segment as well as a final grade for completing the chapter. If you didn’t do so well in one area you can try again just as you are, or adjust your difficulty level before restarting the area.Playing The Wonderful 101 on the Wii U Gamepad is a great experience, so long as you don’t try and play exclusively on the giant controller. The dual screen experience offered here is great, especially when you get deeper into the game and need to switch quickly between weapons. While using the joystick is great for summoning the sword, trying to summon the hammer the same way is sure to quickly frustrate you.Being able to draw the corresponding shapes on the pad is quick and fun, but it does take your fingers away from the attack and dodge buttons momentarily. There are times in the game where you enter an underground area or step into a building where all of the gameplay shifts to the Gamepad, allowing you to take advantage of the gyroscope to see the whole area and solve puzzles. This is a fun diversion occasionally, but not so great experience full time. If you press the minus key on the gamepad you can shift gameplay to just the Gamepad, but you still need to flip between the two screen types. This is a really poor experience, and ultimately a perfect example of how not every game should be played on just the Gamepad.The Wonderful 101 is exactly what Nintendo needed for the Wii U at launch, but now it will serve as the best title for the console moving into the holiday season. In a few weeks, those looking for a new Wii U game to give as a present will have this one great title on a shelf filled with Nintendo titles that feel a little stale by comparison. It’s not hard to see this game becoming one of the most popular in the Wii U lineup by the end of the year.
By Eoin Lúc Ó Ceallaigh Now that the “detrimental” leaving cert is behind her, Scott is thriving in second year law at Carlow IT, where most of her training is also now based. After getting her athletics career back on track, Scott won her first national senior title in the 60m sprint in Abbotstown last week, qualifying to wear the green of Ireland at senior level for the first time in the process. Scott will kick off her senior international career at 11.13 in Glasgow this morning, and she spoke to us during the week about the transition from being one of Ireland’s hottest junior prospects to her dream of beating records and winning senior medals. Bernard Jackman joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to discuss the backlash to World Rugby’s league proposal, captaincy styles, sports psychology and more in The42 Rugby Weekly. Source: The42.ie/YouTubeLAST JULY, MOLLY Scott ran the first leg of a race that caught the attention of the entire country, as Ireland’s U20 relay team won a silver medal at the World Championships in Tampere, Finland. The historic race finished off a tough couple of years for the 19-year-old from Carlow as she tried to balance her Leaving Cert and starting a law degree with her ambitions on the track. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share59 Tweet Email https://the42.ie/4520114 Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 7:00 AM Mar 2nd 2019, 7:01 AM Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud ‘I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again’ The Carlow-sprinter will represent Ireland at senior level for the first time today in Glasgow. “As a kid I was winning national titles. Then as the years went on I was second or third or fourth or a sub on a relay team.””I was getting sick of being in other people’s shadows and always being second-best.” 19,411 Views Short URL 2 Comments
YesNoI’m not sureVote Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley https://jrnl.ie/4530026 Mar 8th 2019, 10:29 AM I’m not sure (450) Short URL 54,103 Views Share486 Tweet Email 101 Comments Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary? She has been sharply criticised for comments she made about killings during the Troubles. Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley Image: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Poll Results: Yes (13325) Image: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/PA Images No (1363) Friday 8 Mar 2019, 10:29 AM By Órla Ryan THE FAMILIES OF the Ballymurphy massacre victims have joined those calling for Karen Bradley to resign. On Wednesday, the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary told the House of Commons the deaths in the North “that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes”.Her comments caused uproar, with many politicians and others deeming them deeply offensive to victims’ families.Bradley later apologised, saying she was “profoundly sorry for the offence and hurt” that her words had caused, adding that she didn’t believe what she said.However, many people have called on her to resign over the remarks.What do you think: Should Karen Bradley resign?
Un fossile quasi-intact du plus gros marsupial ayant jamais vécuAustralie – Des scientifiques ont découvert, dans le Queensland, au nord de l’Australie, le premier squelette fossile presque complet d’un Diprotodon, un marsupial géant qui a probablement côtoyé les premiers habitants de l’île.”Ce que nous voyons ici est le plus grand marsupial qui ait jamais vécu dans le monde – un monstre de 3 tonnes. Ce fut ici, dans le Queensland, son dernier habitat, à en juger par le squelette relativement intact et complet. Nous espérons être maintenant en mesure de reconstruire les os, de les mettre dans leur position d’origine, pour nous donner une idée assez précise de ce à quoi ces créatures ressemblaient”, a déclaré le Pr Michael Archer, de l’Australian Museum, arrivé sur le site où a été mis au jour ce fossile de Diprotodon, au nord-ouest du Queensland.À lire aussiGrâce à son sang, cet Australien de 81 ans a sauvé plus de deux millions de bébésRessemblant à un wombat (marsupial actuel) géant de plus de 4 mètres de long, le Diprotodon parcourait le continent australien il y a entre 25.000 et 2 millions d’années. Le fragment d’os d’un autre spécimen avait déjà été découvert en Nouvelles-Galles du Sud il y a peu. Percé d’un trou vraisemblablement par une pointe de sagaie, l’os avait alors suggéré que ces créatures vivaient sur le continent en même temps que les premiers Aborigènes, arrivés depuis l’Asie du sud-est il y a environ 50.000 ans.Le 5 juillet 2011 à 19:56 • Maxime Lambert
Pokemon Go is not a “dangerous” game in and of itself, but we did hear all kinds of crazy stories last summer when Pokemon Go fever swept the nation. While most people were able to enjoy Niantic’s addictive mobile game without incident, you would always run across reports of people finding dead bodies, walking off cliffs, crashing their cars, or even accidentally entering into a neighboring country while playing the game.Because of incidents like these, China will not allow the game within its borders. The Chinese state censor has deemed that Pokemon Go and similar augmented reality games will not be licensed until they have been thoroughly evaluated for potential security risks. According to Reuters, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television cites “a high level of responsibility to national security and the safety of people’s lives and property,” as their main concern surrounding Pokemon Go.As stated by the games panel of the China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, these risks include a “threat to geographical information security and the threat to transport and the personal safety of consumers.” There is also the fact that Pokemon Go (and other augmented reality games) use Google Maps services to track a player’s location — services which are blocked in China. Plus, China has already said Pokemon Go poses a risk to its national security.Pokemon Go coming to China shouldn’t be completely ruled out at this point, however. There are a number of Chinese game companies that have developed similar augmented reality and location-based games (such as City Elves). China’s censor panel will seek advise from the top licensing body to see how it can move forward with releasing the game. However, it should be noted (as per Kotaku‘s reporting) that Niantic “is focused elsewhere at the moment” and may not see trying to get Pokemon Go released in China as an immediate priority. Battle Team Rocket in New ‘Pokemon Go’ Update‘Pokemon Sleep’ Puts Pocket Monsters in Your Dreams Stay on target
Videos Articles 2K announces global partnership for WWE 2K20 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Dwayne Johnson leaves honeymoon early to appear on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Kelly Clarkson Kevin Hart Twitter Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Rock cuts honeymoon short Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops Forbes Magazine’s Highest Paid Actors of 2019 list Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Post Message of Support for Kevin Hart Dwayne Johnson Leaves Honeymoon Early to Appear on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Kelly Clarkson Show Welcomes Dwayne Johnson The Rock donates gym equipment to the US militaryWWE legend The Rock posted the following via Instagram on Saturday, noting that he donated a bunch of gym equipment to the US military in celebration of Armed Forces Day. Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Preview clip for new Camp WWE episodeWWE has posted the following preview clip for this week’s episode of Camp WWE on WWE Network. Camp WWE airs on the WWE Network live-stream later this evening, but this week’s episode is already available in the VOD section of the Network under “Originals.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe Rock cuts honeymoon shortVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 50.64%0:02Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Rock marries his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian on August 18 in Hawaii
Jonas Hector has been loyal to Cologne even after the team got demoted to the second tier level in the German football structureNot many footballers can say they play in the second division of their country and they get called to the national team.But super loyal Jonas Hector has been called up for Germany for their next two matches, even after starting the 2018-2019 season in the Bundesliga 2.The second tier level of the German football has welcome Cologne and Hector has remained loyal to his team.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Jonas has got a lot of depth, he really understands the game,” Löw said last March according to the Bundesliga website.“He defends, attacks and passes well. He also knows when to sit back and get stuck in, and when to go forward. Above all, he’s reliable and has a cool head. We’ve even thought about playing him in central midfield.”“I’ve never met a guy like him before, neither as a player and nor as a coach,” former Cologne boss Peter Stöger said of Hector.“He’s developed into a top-class player. You can see how he has grown in confidence. He’s matured on and off the pitch. He’s spent time in the company of world-class players and learned from them. He’s become an integral member of the Germany team.”
The shooter involved in a robbery over drug money at a Vancouver apartment complex was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.Armando Castillo Munoz was the last of three defendants to resolve his case in connection to a shooting at the Red Haven Apartments, 1304 N.E. 88th St., on the night of Jan. 21. The confrontation started with Castillo Munoz and two other men confronting the 34-year-old victim about a drug debt. It escalated when Castillo Munoz pistol-whipped the man and then shot him in the hand, prosecutors said. After the assailants fled, the victim was rushed to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center for treatment of lacerations to his head and a wounded finger.Castillo Munoz, 29, pleaded guilty June 17 to first-degree assault with a firearm and possession of heroin with intent to deliver.Even with time off for good behavior, Castillo Munoz will serve a 14-year sentence. The five-year sentencing enhancement for using a firearm doesn’t allow time off for good behavior and the assault charge allows only up to 10 percent off for good time, said Senior Deputy Prosecutor Alan Harvey.Also, Castillo Munoz is an illegal alien who has already been deported to Mexico once, attorneys said. He’s expected to be deported again upon his release. “I think it is an appropriate resolution to the case,” defense attorney Tony Lowe told the judge.Still, prior to sentencing, Castillo Munoz appeared to have a change of heart.Through a Spanish interpreter, he said: “I want to apologize for what I said Friday” at the guilty plea hearing. “I want to go to trial.”
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates three stores in Vancouver. They are:o A 208.846-square-foot Walmart SuperCenter that opened in 1998 at 221 N.E. 104th Ave., Vancouver, near Interstate 205 off Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.o A smaller Hazel Dell store opened in 2001 and a third store — a SuperCenter — off 192nd Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard opened in 2005.In addition, Wal-Mart long ago announced plans for a Clark County store at Birtcher Business Center’s planned Eastgate Plaza shopping center, near Fourth Plain Road and 143rd Avenue.Wal-Mart is rumored to be considering plans for a 42,000-square-foot grocery store to replace the vacant Fred Meyer at Fourth Plain and Grand boulevards.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to bring its smaller grocery store concept to a long-vacant WinCo Foods store off state Highway 500 and Thurston Way in the Vancouver Plaza shopping center.The planned Walmart Neighborhood Market will be much smaller than the Bentonville, Ark.-based company’s big-box supercenters. At 43,000 square feet, the planned Walmart store won’t even take up the footprint of its predecessor, WinCo Foods, which operated in about 70,000 square feet at that location before it closed the site and moved to another location in 2008.“The remainder of the space will be for another tenant,” which has not been announced, said Joe Bell, a spokesman for Ohio-based Cafaro Co., which owns Vancouver Plaza.
A Saudi Aramco employee sits in the area of its stand at the Middle East Petrotech 2016.ReutersFor investors who have been wanting to buy into the biggest public offering in history, the wait is not yet over.Oil giant Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) is likely to be delayed until 2019, the Financial Times reported on Monday.The Saudi government had targeted a market listing by the second half of 2018, but preparedness for the offering and also willingness for a simultaneous or sequential flotation on a foreign exchange had been questioned, the FT reported, citing British officials who have been informed by their Saudi counterparts.London still had a good chance to secure the listing but a foreign flotation would likely happen only in 2019 at the earliest, according to the FT.The Saudis plan to offer up to 5 percent of Aramco in the IPO, at a predicted price of $100 billion. Initially, the IPO was expected to take place in early 2018.Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, is expected to have a $2 trillion value, more valuable that ExxonMobil, Apple or Alibaba.Aramco plans to offer shares on the Saudi stock exchange, called Tadawul. However, market report suggests that it is also considering several western exchanges: New York, London and Hong Kong.
Ruhul Kabir RizviThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will stage a countrywide demonstration on Sunday protesting at arrest warrants against its chairperson Khaleda Zia.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the protest programme at a press conference in partys Naya Paltan central office on Thursday afternoon.Read more: Khaleda’s bail cancelled, arrest warrants issuedHe termed the arrest warrant a plot of the government.Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court cancelled BNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s bail and issued arrest warrants against her in two graft cases.The graft cases – Zia Orphanage graft case and Zia Charitable Trust graft case -were filed in 2008 during the military-propelled emergency government.
Syrians walk down the street past destroyed buildings in Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on Monday during an organised media tour after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. Photo: AFPChemical weapons experts are due to arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe an alleged poison gas attack, Russian officials said, as the US voiced fears Moscow may already have “tampered with” evidence at the site.Following weekend missile strikes on Syria by the US, France and Britain, Russia traded accusations with Western nations on Monday, dismissing as “a blatant lie” accusations that Moscow was hindering the investigation in Douma.The four nations confronted each other in tense emergency talks at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague as inspectors prepare for a difficult and dangerous mission.Syrian state media early Tuesday said air defence had shot down missiles over the central province of Homs, with the strikes reportedly targeting regime air bases.It was not known who carried out the attack, with Pentagon spokeswoman Heather Babb saying: “There are no US or coalition operations in that area.”The weekend missile strikes by the US, Britain and France were in response to an alleged chlorine and sarin gas attack in Douma on April 7 in which 40 people were said to have been killed.OPCW director general Ahmet Uzumcu said his nine-strong, all-volunteer team had reached Damascus, but so far “the team has not yet deployed to Douma”.Syrian and Russian officials had warned of “pending security issues to be worked out before any deployment could take place,” Uzumcu said.Igor Kirillov, head of Russia’s radiological, biological and chemical protection unit, told reporters the roads still had to be de-mined and cleared and would be tested by UN security services on Tuesday.“On Wednesday is when we plan the arrival of the OPCW experts,” he added at a press conference in the Russian embassy in The Hague.‘Tampering’ with the siteThe US ambassador to the OPCW, Ken Ward, claimed however the Russians had already visited the site and “may have tampered with it with the intent of thwarting the efforts of the OPCW fact-finding mission”.The Kremlin dismissed the claims.“I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site,” foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told the BBC.And the Russian ambassador to the Netherlands, Alexander Shulgin, said it was a “blatant lie” that Moscow was hampering the investigation.Instead he said it was the United States, France and Britain who were “standing in the way” of the investigation by ordering air strikes “in the blink of an eye” before the OPCW team had had a chance to do their work.The missiles that US, French and British warships fired on suspected chemical facilities Saturday constituted the biggest Western attack against the regime in the seven-year war to topple Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.The targeted sites were largely empty, and were all said to be facilities for chemical weapons storage or production.British prime minister Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron faced anger Monday from their lawmakers for conducting the air strikes with the United States.Despite polls showing scant support for the move, May said it had been her “responsibility as prime minister to make these decisions,” while Macron also defended his move as part of his constitutional powers.‘Suffocation not gas’France urged OPCW nations to boost the organisation’s work so it can completely dismantle Syria’s “secret” toxic weapons programme.And the United States called for a clear condemnation by the OPCW of “the Syrian government for its reign of chemical terror”.The trio of Western powers that carried out the strikes warned they would repeat the operation if Damascus used chemical weapons again.Regime forces have now entered Douma and declared the entire Eastern Ghouta region around it fully retaken, ending a five-year siege and reclaiming an opposition bastion on the edge of the capital.Even though the OPCW team was not allowed in, the Syrian authorities organised a tour of the town for the foreign press, including AFP.It included a visit to the main hospital to which the victims of the alleged chemical attack where taken.Medical student Marwan Jaber said no chemical weapons were used on April 7. “Suffocation cases arrived as a result of the debris, dust, fire and smoke. They were given routine treatment”, he told AFP.But “strangers entered as we were in a state of chaos and spread a rumour among people there had been a chemical attack, and people became alarmed”.Damascus and Moscow have vehemently denied that any chemical weapons were used in Douma and alleged instead that grim videos showing civilians foaming at the mouth after the attack were staged.Russian ambassador Shulgin repeated the accusations telling reporters in The Hague that Douma residents had not been able to produce “a single body”.
Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world’s biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers.By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company’s programmable chips, which are used, among other things, to speed up Web-searches.Intel said on Monday it would offer $54 per share for San Jose, California-based Altera, a 10.5 percent premium to Altera’s close on Friday.Altera’s shares were changing hands at $51.83 in early trading, while Intel’s were up marginally at $34.48.The deal price is unchanged from Intel’s unsolicited offer that sources had said Altera rejected in April.The transaction is the third big one in the highly fragmented chip industry this year. In the industry’s biggest-ever deal, Avago Technologies Ltd agreed last week to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion.Altera’s programmable chips will allow Intel to increase the computational capability of its Xeon server chips, which could be under attack post the Avago-Broadcom merger, Summit Research analyst Srinivasan Sundararajan told Reuters.NXP Semiconductors NV set off the latest round of deals in March when it agreed to buy Freescale Semiconductor Ltd for $12 billion.Beyond PCsIntel’s deal for Altera is its biggest since it bought security software maker McAfee in 2011 for $7.7 billion.It also underscores Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich’s determination to expand beyond chips for PCs, the company’s mainstay. Intel slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast in March, saying that small businesses were delaying upgrading their computers.Personal computer shipments fell 5.2 percent in the first three months of this year, extending three years of decline, according to research firm Gartner.Net revenue from Intel’s PC group increased just 4 percent in 2014, generating about 62 percent of total revenue, while revenue in its data center group increased 18 percent, providing just over a quarter of overall revenue.The deal will also help Intel become more involved in the so-called Internet of Things – the concept of connecting ordinary household devices to the Internet.The New York Post reported on Thursday that Intel and Altera had restarted talks.Up to Friday’s close, Altera’s shares had risen 41.3 percent since the Wall Street Journal reported on March 27 that the two companies were in talks. Intel’s shares rose 14.6 percent.J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Rothschild Inc are financial advisers to Intel. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are legal advisers.Goldman Sachs & Co is Altera’s financial adviser, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professional Corp is legal adviser.(Reporting By Lehar Maan and Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr) Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer 3 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. June 1, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Listen Now
Opera for Android gets built-in VPN support by Martin Brinkmann on February 07, 2019 in Google Android, Opera – 11 commentsOpera Software released a new beta version of the company’s mobile browser for Android today that includes support for browser proxy / VPN functionality.Opera is rolling out the feature to users of the beta version on Android currently; means, you may not see it yet even if you run the latest version of the beta browser.Do the following to find out if the VPN is available already:Tap on the Opera-icon and select Settings.If you see a VPN listing under Browser near the top it is available.Just toggle VPN to enable it the mobile browser to test and use the proxy connection. Long-tap on the VPN listing there to display additional options. The VPN is enabled for private tabs only by default; uncheck the option in the VPN settings to enable it for all tabs.You may also switch the virtual location to force the browser to connect through servers in Europe, America, or Asia instead of letting Opera decide.Last but not least, it is possible to activate the VPN for searches as well. Doing so improves privacy but may deliver less relevant search results as the search engine may provide results for another country based on the server you are connected to.Opera for Android indicates that a VPN is used with an icon in the browser’s address bar. Tap on the icon to display the transferred data of the last 30 days and change the connection location right then and there.The browser proxy has no time or data transfer limit, and Opera Software promises that it is a strict no-log service.Moreover, our VPN is a no-log service, which means that we will not collect any information that travels through the network servers.A quick test revealed that the speed is good enough for regular browsing sessions. Note that your mileage may vary based on your location and the server locations you connect to.Opera Software introduced similar support in the company’s desktop browser in 2016. The desktop VPN, which is still available, works similarly in many regards.Opera users should not confuse the integration in the mobile Opera browser with Opera VPN, a standalone application for Android released in 2016. Opera killed the application in 2018, however.Closing WordsThe integrated proxy is available free or charge, does not restrict bandwidth, and Opera Software promises that it is not logging anything. That’s a good deal for users who want to improve privacy by hiding their device’s IP address.The main downside of the solution is that it is limited to the Opera mobile browser, another that the solution is limited to three broad regions with no option to connect to certain countries.Now You: Do you use a proxy or VPN on your mobile devices?SummaryArticle NameOpera for Android gets built-in VPN supportDescriptionOpera Software released a new beta version of the company’s mobile browser for Android today that includes support for browser proxy / VPN functionality.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement