Judge who issued court injunctions to end rail blockades acted for CN

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsThe judge who signed court injunctions to end two different rail blockades in support of Idle No More used to represent CN Rail as a lawyer and also acted as a witness for the company in the United States according to documents obtained by APTN National News.This has some questioning whether Justice David Brown of Ontario’s Superior court should have recused himself on these injunction requests.CN asked Brown to put in place injunctions to end blockades on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in January and in December against Aamjiwngaang First Nation, both in Ontario.That includes Ron Plain who faces a contempt of court charge for refusing to end the Sarnia blockade in December when Brown ordered him to do so.Plain was the spokesperson for the Aamjiwnaang First Nation blockade that lasted nearly two weeks before a peaceful conclusion was reached Jan. 2.Plain told APTN he didn’t know about Brown’s prior representation of CN Rail.“I’m angry,” said Plain.Brown issued the first injunction against the Sarnia blockade Dec. 21, which was served on Dec. 22, and again, indefinitely, Dec. 27. When it came before the courts a third time Jan. 2 a Sarnia judge presided over the case.Mohawks of Tyendinaga near Belleville, Ont. launched their own rail blockade on Saturday Jan. 5.CN was able to reach Brown that night and have him verbally issue a court injunction but the Ontario Provincial Police, much like Sarnia police, delayed enforcing it, preferring to seek a peaceful resolution.When learning of this Brown blasted police departments for not following through on a court ordered injunctions.“Such an approach by the OPP was most disappointing,” Brown said in his decision. “I don’t get it.”Instead of serving the injunction the OPP decided to wait and see if the Mohawks would leave, which they did at about 11:30 p.m. that night.“We seem to be drifting into dangerous waters in the life of the public affairs of this province when courts cannot predict, with any practical degree of certainty, whether police agencies will assist in enforcing court injunctions against demonstrators who will not voluntarily cease unlawful activities, such as those carried on by the protesters in this case,” Brown said.APTN learned of Brown’s former work as a lawyer acting on behalf of CN Rail in a court case he is currently presiding over, CN vs. Holmes. In court records, Brown states at the beginning that he may have a conflict of interest.“When I practiced law I had acted for CN on some tax litigation and served as a witness for CN in some U.S. regulatory proceedings,” Brown wrote in his decision.He told the lawyers representing the defendants to discuss the matter and come back to him if they had a problem. No one did.Matthew Moloci represents one of the defendants in the Holmes case and said he didn’t think Brown had a conflict of interest.“He said in a prior role as a lawyer he had done some work on behalf of CN that was certainly unrelated to anything that was going in the proceeding,” said Moloci. “As far as I was concerned I wasn’t concerned.”When asked if his attitude has changed towards Brown throughout the on-going proceedings Moloci said he wasn’t prepared to comment any further.Toronto lawyer James Morton called the case unusual and that typically judges step aside when these cases come up.“There’s two issues when it comes to impartially of a judge. There is actually partiality, the judge is biased one way or the other and then there’s the perception of partiality. Either one is enough to remove a judge from a case,” said Morton.But in a situation where the defendants don’t have an opportunity to waive perceived bias, like in the cases of Sarnia and Tyendinaga, it’s more problematic.The court injunctions were issued without any word from the defendants.“You can certainly see individuals feeling that justice was not completely impartial if they saw that the judge had been the lawyer for one of the parties in the past and they weren’t given an opportunity to say they were comfortable with it or not,” said Morton.The other issue, Morton said, is picking a judge like it seems CN did.Morton said it’s usually luck of the draw and you get whatever judge you get.“It is unusual that lawyers for CN would be able to contact the judge presumably at home on a Saturday night,” said Morton, which is believed to be the case in Tyendinaga. “Now obviously they had his contact information…but this is certainly unusual let’s put it that way.”APTN contacted the office of Brown and requested an interview. Brown said “no.”kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more

Vancouver tech company hires exUS Homeland Security special agent

first_imgVANCOUVER – Big Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. says it has hired a former U.S. Homeland Security special agent to head its forensics division.The Vancouver-based company says Robert Whitaker, a former Homeland Security Investigations supervisory special agent, will serve as its director of forensics and investigations.Whitaker’s responsibilities will include the global rollout of the company’s QLUE.io product, which allows clients to access information they require within any blockchain.The company says Whitaker’s U.S. government agency and other relationships will help increase market penetration and increase the number of early adopters of the new technology.CEO Lance Morginn says in a statement that Whitaker is an obvious fit for the position and he’ll provide the company the opportunity to become the industry leader.Big Blockchain develops blockchain technology solutions, search and data analytics.last_img read more

Im often disasppointed with scripts which come my way Jim Sarbh

first_imgMumbai: Jim Sarbh, who has given critically-acclaimed performances in films such as “Neerja” and “Padmaavat”, says he feels underwhelmed with the kind of scripts coming his way. The actor caught the audience’s attention as the antagonist in his 2016 debut, “Neerja”. He has also starred in “Sanju” and was most recently seen in Amazon Prime Video’s “Made in Heaven” “Films have always been my first love but because I kept getting cast in plays or because the school I went to didn’t have film acting course. It just had theatre studies — I came from a theatrical tradition. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “I have spent the better part of my life reading some of the best plays in the world. I am spoilt. I imagine that each script I get should be as good as those plays and I am often sorely disappointed,” the actor told PTI. Having played some of the most iconic parts on stage, the longing to do good work in films has only increased, Sarbh, 31, says. “I have had the opportunity of playing, in my opinion, some of the best characters ever written in a play, Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Jerry in ‘Zoo Story’ and I can keep going. I have been lucky (in theatre). Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “(But) how will I get those parts (here)? I am waiting for an opportunity to sink my teeth into roles that are complicated, interesting as any of these.” The actor, however, found an opportunity where he could work and build his character while working on “Made in Heaven”, created by filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. He is garnering praise for his role of a rich Delhi industrialist, Adil Khanna, a complicated man, torn between his current love interest and wife. “In the beginning, my character was a little underwritten as compared to others, which was quite refreshing actually. You could get an interpretation reading the character that ‘oh he is just a bad guy’ but I was more interested in playing him as a person who fell in love, again,” Sarbh says. “Made in Heaven” is directed by Zoya, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava and Prashant Nair. The makers recently announced season two of the series.last_img read more

Some 750 million sought in UN appeals for East and West Africa

In Nairobi, Kenya, the humanitarian community and the Government launched the 2009 Emergency Humanitarian Response Plan (EHRP), requesting $390 million for 1.6 million victims of food and livelihood insecurity and scant health care, as well as internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the East African country.“The appeal outlines the humanitarian community’s plans for collective response in 2009 to address humanitarian needs and assist early recovery needs,” Aeneas Chuma, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, said. More than 4,200 IDPs uprooted by post-election violence remain in camps and some 54,000 others are living in 121 transit sites. Drought, floods, rising food and commodity prices, reduced cereal production and livestock diseases have combined to increase food insecurity among many vulnerable populations, including pastoralists in arid and semi-arid areas, coastal lowland areas and amongst the urban poor, with an estimated 1.4 million currently receiving food aid.Regionally, Kenya’s porous borders have witnessed continued refugee flows. The deteriorating situation in Somalia precipitated an increased influx across the border, adding to a refugee population that already far exceeds the capacity of existing camps. Due to the continuing crisis in Somalia, new arrivals are expected to continue during 2009, increasing the strain on existing refugee support mechanisms.On the other side of the continent in Dakar, Senegal, the UN launched an international appeal for $361 million to finance humanitarian projects that will help stem the impact of the high food prices crisis on millions of people in one of the world’s poorest regions. “Our appeal to the generosity of the international community is more than just asking for money,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) regional representative Hervé Ludovic De Lys said.“The food crisis and its adverse effects call for more collaboration with States so that, beyond short-term solutions, more durable solutions are adopted to combat issues linked to socio-economic development, inequities of the free market notably with regards to access to basic needs for the poorest, and the negative effects of climate change.”The appeal serves as a strategic forum between humanitarian and development partners for durable solutions to help some 250 million people who are also threatened by new, emerging crises in the region, he added.The UN World Food Programme (WFP), one of the agencies on the frontline, says West Africa has been particularly hit by the high food prices crisis earlier this year, especially in countries highly dependent on imports to feed themselves.“WFP and its partners have been able to respond and are continuing to act to make sure the most vulnerable households did not fall into undernutrition,” WFP Regional Director Thomas Yanga noted. “The continuous support of the international community is therefore crucial especially for our work in urban areas if we want to sustain the benefits of this response.”Last week Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes called for $2.2 billion for the Sudan Work Plan for aid projects next year in Africa’s largest country, with nearly half earmarked for the war-torn region of Darfur, where violence has uprooted almost half the 6 million-strong population.As with today’s launch, that plan is part of the larger Consolidated Appeal launched in Geneva on 19 November for $7 billion worldwide, by far the largest such appeal ever and nearly double the amount sought for 2008. 24 November 2008The United Nations today set in motion further elements of the African regional component of its $7-billion annual humanitarian appeal, seeking help for millions of people suffering from drought, floods, high food prices and displacement in the eastern and western regions of the continent. read more

Fourcade helps Nicholls beat San Diego 4930 in FCS playoffs

THIBODAUX, La. — Chase Fourcade passed for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 82 yards and two more scores to help Nicholls beat San Diego 49-30 in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday.The Colonels (9-3) advanced to a second-round matchup at No. 3 seed Eastern Washington next Saturday.Dontrell Taylor ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and Nicholls amassed 269 yards rushing and 606 yards of total offence.Taylor had scoring runs of 27 and 49 yards in the first quarter and Fourcade made it 21-7 with a 19-yard keeper with 4:26 left in the first quarter. After a Toreros field goal, the Colonels scored three straight touchdowns to lead 42-10 early in the third quarter.San Diego scored three straight touchdowns to cut the deficit to 42-30 early in the fourth quarter, but Fourcade scored on a 13-yard run and Nicholls held San Diego (9-3) scoreless from there.Anthony Lawrence passed for 322 yards for the Toreros and completed four touchdown passes, all to Dalton Kincaid.The Associated Press read more

Police sergeant faces misconduct hearing after allegedly calling junior officer sweetcheeks

first_imgA police sergeant faces a misconduct hearing after he allegedly called a junior officer “sweetcheeks” and asked if she was wearing a black thong during work phone calls.Jeremy Fitzgibbons will appear before a South Yorkshire Police panel next week accused of gross misconduct. If he is found to have committed gross misconduct, he could face possible dismissal.A summary of the alleged events on the force’s website says PS Fitzgibbons is said to have began acting inappropriately towards the junior colleague – referred to as officer ‘A’ – during the summer of 2015. 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. PS Fitzgibbons… would ask what she was wearing or whether or not she was wearing a black thongSouth Yorkshire Police summary of alleged eventscenter_img The description reads: “During 2015, Officer ‘A’ was employed by South Yorkshire Police and was a junior member of staff to PS Fitzgibbons.”Throughout the summer of 2015, PS Fitzgibbons began calling Officer ‘A’ ‘sweetcheeks’, would ask what she was wearing or whether or not she was wearing a black thong, during phone calls about work.”On 25th September 2015, PS Fitzgibbons sent Officer ‘A’ a text message. In that text message he made a sexual innuendo about what he did when speaking to her on the telephone.”PS Fitzgibbons’ behaviour towards Officer ‘A’ was unprofessional, inappropriate and breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in particular those paragraphs relating to ‘Authority, Respect and Courtesy’ and ‘Discreditable Conduct’.”The breach of the standards was so serious that it amounts to gross misconduct.”The misconduct hearing will take place at The Professional Standards Department in Sheffield next Wednesday and could last for up to three days.last_img read more

Duchess of Sussex says were ready and excited to join the club

Much of the attention was on the Duchess after the couple revealed on Monday that they are expecting their first baby.  The Duchess of Sussex has said that she and her husband are “ready” and “excited to  join the club” after announcing they are becoming parents. Sporting a cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee, the duchess… The Duke spoke of his joy at being able to announce news of the new royal baby in Australia, saying he could not think of a better place to tell the world. After a wet and windy start to the Sussex’s time Down Under, the sun was shining for the couple as they enjoyed the sights of Sydney on the first official day of their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

German Cup HSV defeats RNL in dramagame THW Kiel easy with Fuchse

In the German Cup games that were played on Wednesday, THW Kiel had rather easy game against Fuchse Berlin, winning it 39:28. Palicka was on great form for THW Kiel, saving almost everything from 45th minute onwards, and Fuchse Berlin had no idea how to break him. In the most interesting game, HSV won in Mannheim, after extra time, in a very dramatic match. Rhein-Neckar Lowen took the first half with 14:12, but HSV wins second half with 16:14, with two goals in the last minute, Lackovic and Lindberg the scorers. Then in the added time, HSV wins 5:4, with Michael Kraus returning to the field this game, and being the scorer for the last goal from 7-meters. In the other games, Flensburg had easy game against Bad Schwartau winning 35:22, and same goes for Burgdorf against Friesenheim 34:25. The surprise happened in Neuhausen, where the domestic team Neuhausen/Erms took a victory against the Bundesliga team Frisch Auf Goppingen with 32:30. ← Previous Story England: Handball Proves More Popular Than Ever! Next Story → World Championship (W): Spain makes it to the semi-final! read more


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7 things we learned from John Delaneys Sky Sports interview

first_img4. Delaney would like to see an All-Ireland teamHaving a united Irish teams is “inextricably linked to a solution for the whole island”, he says. Responding to Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, who questioned players switching allegiance, Delaney added that they only pursue players who want to play for the Republic.5. European Cup winner Shay Brennan lived with the DelaneysThe former Manchester United and Ireland full-back spent a couple of years with them in Tipperary while John was a child.6. Clones Town FC will name their ground after himHow do you like the sound of ‘John Delaney Park’?7. He calls his 10-year-old twins every morningThe final few moments show Delaney the family man phoning his kids before they go to school.Watch the Sky Sports interview in full hereLast night’s MNS: The Luas Derby, red cards and Nutsy meets MON 1. His nickname is ‘the Godfather’Really? Who calls him that??2. Delaney wasn’t much of a player in his day“Technically he wasn’t great”, according to someone who seems to be an old team-mate. “He’d rather go through you than around you.”3. He claims he was offered a job elsewhere for more money than he’s on with the FAIAccording to the FAI chief, he turned down a salary worth three times the €340,000 he currently earns with the association because he’s “happy in his job”.last_img read more

25 of San Diego property owners paid bills early to avoid new

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom January 4, 2018 Posted: January 4, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In a ”mad dash” to take advantage of uncapped property tax deductions before the new tax law went into effect this year, 25 percent of San Diego County property owners paid their bills early, the county treasurer’s office said Thursday.The office of Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister received almost 72,000 more second installment property tax payments than this time last year. Some 41,000 of those payments were made in the last three days of 2018, McAllister said.The office received 255,407 second installment payments before Jan. 1, compared to 183,808 by the same time last year, according to the treasurer’s office.Property tax payments are due in two installments, on Nov. 1 and April 10.Many people who paid their second installment before the beginning of this year were looking to take advantage of the unlimited property tax dedications for federal income tax under the old set of rules, McAllister said.Under the new system signed into law by President Trump in December, people can only deduct up to $10,000 in property, state and local tax payments from their federal tax burden.Prepaying property taxes could be advantageous for those who itemize their taxes, usually pay more than $10,000 in state and local taxes and are not subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax, tax experts told various media outlets. 25% of San Diego property owners paid bills early to avoid new tax laws Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Cooper becomes honorary member of UK EAPA

first_imgThe UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (UK EAPA) has named Professor Sir Cary Cooper as its first honorary member.Cooper is president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and 50th anniversary professor of organisational psychology and health at Alliance Manchester Business School.last_img

70 Years After WWII Two Nations Militaries Jump Side By Side

first_imgSeventy years ago this month, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, prompting it’s surrender and the end of World War II. Now, the two nations’ armed forces are collaborating in Alaska.Download AudioA Japanese Air Self-Defense Force airman directs a taxiing C-130H Hercules on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 11, 2015. The JASDF contingent is on JBER to participate in Red Flag 15-3, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed training exercises for U.S. and international forces to provide joint offensive, counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)As part of the Alaskan Command’s Red Flag exercises this summer, two dozen Japanese paratroopers are training with Army soldiers based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. After 10 days of exercises, the group flew north in cargo planes before jumping into the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely.It’s not the first time the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force have partnered with Alaskan troops. Lieutenant Colonel Alan Brown says in the past, soldiers have gone through cold weather training at the Army’s Black Rapids site.“The airborne capability is something that Japan has been developing in recent years. Our first experience with it recently is jumping with them over in Japan as part of an exercise this February.”Brown says the goal is building a firmer partnership with one of the U.S.’s most important Pacific allies.“The deeper the foundation, the more readily we’ll be able to integrate with them in an emergency situation–a contingency like a human disaster, where we need to assist in concert with that country for Recovery operations, or Search and Rescue, those types of things.”The U.S. is increasingly shifting it’s military focus to the Pacific.According to the Army, Tuesday’s jump was a success, with no reports of injuries.last_img read more

Cops unearth 54 indigenous bombs in Jammalamadugu

first_imgKadapa: Police unearthed 54 country-made bombs in an open place near Mudhanuru Road of Jammalamadugu town on Monday. The police defused the bombs immediately by putting them in the bucket of water. According to the Jammalamadugu DSP K Krishnan, when a JCB was levelling the land owned by realtor B Purushothama Reddy, a steel bucket was got touched to the JCB handle. Suspecting something wrong, the driver brought the issue to the notice of the owner and the owner immediately alerted the police. They recovered 10 country-made bombs in the steel bucket at that particular place. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Later, following the orders of DSP JCB, the driver dig the land at different places on the same land and unearthed two plastic buckets each containing 20 bombs and another steel bucket containing four. It is interesting to note that the bombs were recovered just 100 meters distance of the helipad constructed of which chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy landed for addressing the public meeting in the Rythu Dinoswavam on July 8. The police registered the case and are investigating.last_img read more

Ajay Singh to Infuse Second Tranche of ₹400 Crore in SpiceJet by

first_imgNo-frills airline SpiceJet is expected to receive ₹400-crore as investment by Wednesday, as part of the second tranche of a deal brokered by Ajay Singh, who has retaken ownership and management control from the Maran brothers.The deal is structured on an infusion of ₹1,500 crore by Singh, backed up by issuance of fresh securities. “One tranche [of ₹100 crore] has already been invested. The second tranche, ₹400 crore, should happen tomorrow or day after,” Singh told PTI. A SpiceJet Airlines aircraft flies past newly-constructed hotels on the way to landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi April 1, 2013.ReutersQuestioned on the financial position of the airline compared to last year, the original promoter said, “much better, it is much more stable now”.Under the terms of the turnaround plan, the third tranche of ₹500 crore would be transferred to SpiceJet by March, followed by the final tranche of ₹500 crore by April-end.With the Competition Commission of India (CCI) giving its nod, Singh is awaiting the home ministry’s approval to be appointed as a director to the board of the airline.last_img read more

Fourday school improves math

first_imgResearchers have found that children attending schools for just four days in a week perform better in mathematics than those who attend a traditional five-day school week.“What interested me about our results is they were completely opposite to what we anticipated,” said Mary Beth Walker, dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in the US. The study compared fourth-grade reading and fifth-grade math test scores for students who participated in a four-day school week, versus those who attended a five-day school week. The researchers found that a four-day school week had a statistically significant impact on math scores for fifth-grade students, while reading scores were not affected.The study suggests there is little evidence that moving to a four-day week compromises student academic achievement.last_img read more

Identify those who have kept contact with BJP Mamata urges party leaders

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has urged party leaders on Friday to identify those who had been and are still staying in contact with BJP and at the same time, said those who have joined the saffron party will not be allowed to rejoin Trinamool.She told party leaders not to worry and assured that the party will make a comeback in the 2021 Assembly polls. Banerjee met the leaders of Jhargram and Bankura at Trinamool Bhavan on Friday afternoon. Subrata Bakshi, state Trinamool president and Suvendu Adhikari, state Transport minister, also attended the meeting. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Intensify vigil and identify those who are keeping contact with BJP. Also find out those who had supported BJP in the recently concluded general election. Those who have joined BJP will not be allowed to rejoin the party,” she asserted. Banerjee said BJP has distorted her statement on the ‘cut money’ debacle. “BJP has distorted my view on cut money. I did not say it the way it is being circulated by BJP,” she maintained. She reiterated that despite her requests, some leaders did not develop contact with the people and the party had to pay a price for their attitude in the Lok Sabha election. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”I told you repeatedly to build contact with people. But you did not and the party is paying a price for it,” she said and once again instructed the leaders to intensify their contact with people. She also stated that the leaders should bury their hatchets and work together to make the party regain its position. She urged Arup Chakraborty, Arup Khan and Shampa Daripa of Bankura to increase their contact with people. Rajib Ghosal, Trinamool Youth Congress president of Bankura, has been sidelined and a new president will be elected. She also asked Shyamapada Mukherjee, former minister from Bankura, to keep in touch with Daripa. In Jhargram, she asked Birbaha Soren to get in touch with Uma Soren for the party’s programmes. The Trinamool supremo said in both Jhargram and Bankura, the state government has carried out massive development. Several schemes have been initiated for SC and ST people. “But despite that, we have failed to win the election. We lacked in informing the people about the schemes. The leaders lacked in developing contact with the people as well,” she said. It may be recalled that both in Jhargram and Bankura, Trinamool Congress candidates had lost to their BJP rivals. Trinamool had fielded Subrata Mukherjee in Bankura, who lost by a huge margin. Similarly, Birbaha Soren was defeated by the BJP candidate as well. Banerjee is visibly disturbed over the poll results and held a marathon meeting with the district leaders on Friday, to analyse the poll debacle in Bankura and Jhargram.last_img read more

Best Surface Pro Alternatives

first_img From $1499.00 From $1895.00 If detachability isn’t a must, but you want a nimble convertible with the brawn of the Surface Pro, the latest HP Spectre x360 is one of the top Surface Pro alternatives. Not only is it more stylish than the Surface Pro, but it features a stable hinge-based display that’s a lot more lap-friendly than the Surface Pro’s kickstand. And if the x360’s gold accent-touched design isn’t opulent enough for you, it offers an optional super-high-res 4K display. At 2.8 pounds, though, it’s noticably heavier than the 2.4-pound Surface Pro.Pros: Luxurious design; Outstanding battery life; Thin and lightweight; Vivid 1080p display; Class-leading keyboard; Powerful speakersCons: Display could be brighter; Bezels are a bit thick; BloatwareKey Specs – Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 / 4K; CPU: 8th Gen Core i7; RAM: 8GB / 16GB; SSD: 256GB / 512GB; Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB 3.1, headphone jack, SD memory reader; Battery Life: 12:07; Weight: 2.8 pounds From $1049.99 HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) Review » LG Gram 14 2-in-1 HP EliteBook x360 G2 » Author Bio Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops right now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect choice for everyone. Despite having the best display and detachable keyboard around, the Surface Pro still has a few weaknesses, such as limited lapability, no USB Type-C port and pricey SSD storage upgrades.And although its $899 starting price is pretty attractive, you’ll want to spend a bit more to get the $1,199 midrange model with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. And that price doesn’t include the $100 Surface Pen or the $160 Alcantara Type Cover. That puts the true cost of a Surface Pro closer to $1,459 —  and that ain’t cheap.  MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-surface-pro-alternatives?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 So to help in your search for your ideal machine, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite alternatives to Microsoft’s Surface Pro. Oh, and if you’re looking out for what’s next, check out our Surface Pro 7 rumors roundup. Hopefully all that Surface Pro 7 hype will help push down the price of the Pro 6 models, as we’re still seeing deals on the detachable 2-in-1.News and Updates (August 2019)The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1, the first Intel Ice Lake laptop, is now on sale.A new deal knocks a total of $180 off the Surface Pro 6 with Pro Type Cover, bringing it down to $729. Google’s getting out of the tablets and detachables markets, after the buggy launch of the Pixel Slate. HP Spectre Folio deals?1 Amazon customer review☆☆☆☆☆US$891.92ViewUS$1,149.99ViewUS$1,249ViewUS$1,399.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by HP EliteBook x360 G2 Lenovo Yoga Book C930 deals?2 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,049.99ViewUS$1,299.99ViewUS$1,459.99ViewNo price informationCheck WalmartWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Henry T. Casey, HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) » LG Gram 14 2-in-1 » HP Spectre Folio » From $1499.00 The Qualcomm CPU and LTE modem in the HP Envy x2 give it the gifts of ubiquitous internet and astonishing battery life. And not only does it last longer on cellular than it does on Wi-Fi, this detachable comes with a great keyboard and a gorgeous display. The only hiccups, though, are that its performance is slower than we expect at this price, and its 32-bit system doesn’t run some apps. Pros: Amazing battery life; 4G built in; Comfortable keyboard; Beautiful display; Runs coolCons: Sluggish performance; Doesn’t run some Windows appsKey Specs – Display: 12.3 inches, 1920 x 1280;  CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835; RAM: 4GB; SSD: 128GB; Ports: 1x USB Type-C, headphone jack, Nano SIM, microSD reader; Battery Life: 15:05 (LTE), 14:22 (Wi-Fi);  Weight: 2.7 pounds From $999.00 One of our favorite hybrids, the HP Spectre Folio’s innovative look makes it one of the best Surface Pro alternatives. Detaching the display from the rest of the body is as simple as pushing the top of its display back and sliding the bottom until it lies flat against the deck. And unlike the weird secondary modes you get from other 2-in-1s, the Spectre Folio’s presentation mode is actually useful, as it still lets you use the touchpad. Sure, this may require a little learning, but much like the Folio’s leather surface, it’s worth it. Pros: Stylish, premium leather design; Extremely versatile; Excellent battery life; Surprisingly comfortable keyboardCons: Tinny audio; Middling performanceKey Specs – Display: 13.3 inches 1080p;  CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8200Y / 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y; RAM: 8GB / 16GB; SSD: 256GB; Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C, headphone jack; Battery Life: 10:18;  Weight: 3.4 pounds HP Spectre x360 13-inch (2019) and Snagit 2019 deals?US$1,302.61ViewUS$1,249.99ViewUS$1,472.99ViewUS$1,499.77ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by From $1299.99 Surface Book 2 (13 inch) HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) Lenovo Yoga C930 » by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf You Have a Computer, This Strategy Game Is a Must-HaveVikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndo247 SportsThese Updated NFL Helmets Are Better Than the Real Thing247 SportsUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementcenter_img HP Spectre Folio Bestbuy Lenovo Yoga C930 HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) deals?US$710ViewUS$999.99US$829.12ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by LG’s consistently delivered exceptionally light laptops, and the Gram 14 2-in-1 is probably its best stab yet. Combining terrific endurance (over 11 hours of battery life!) with speedy performance and a light-but-durable design, this convertible might just convert you to believing in LG. But while we like its colorful, crisp display, that panel could stand to be brighter. Pros: Durable, extremely lightweight design; Great battery life; Strong performance; Vivid display with sharp detailCons: No Thunderbolt 3; Screen could be brighter; Weak audioKey Specs – Display: 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen; CPU: 8th Gen Core i7; RAM: 16GB; SSD: 512GB; Ports: 2x USB 3.1, 1x USB Type-C, HDMI, headphone jack; microSD memory reader; Battery Life: 11:28; Weight: 2.5 pounds Bestbuy Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 deals?2 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$1,049.99ViewUS$1,139.81ViewUS$1,399.88ViewUS$1,449.99ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by From $999.00 Amazon Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, on Another solid option in the bend-back, non-detachable 2-in-1 field, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 packs a lot to love. Its nearly bezel-free InfinityEdge display continues a strong tradition from the company, with good color output and brightness ratings (though the Surface Pro goes a bit above and beyond). At $999, the entry-level XPS 2-in-1 costs $60 less than the Surface Pro with its keyboard and stylus ($1,060). And with a time of 8 hours and 27 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery test, the Dell lasted nearly an hour longer than the Surface Pro (7:30). On the downside, that model packs a 1920 x 1080-pixel screen that’s less sharp than the 2736 x 1824-pixel panel in the Surface Pro.Pros: Compact design; Comfortable keyboard; Vibrant InfinityEdge display; Impressive audio; Cons: Camera is placed under the displayKey Specs – Display: 13-inch, 1920 x 1080 / 3200 x 1800; CPU: 7th Gen Core i5 / 7th Gen Core i7; RAM: 4GB / 16GB; SSD: 128GB / 512GB; Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB Type-C, headphone jack; microSD memory reader ; Battery Life: 8:27; Weight: 2.7 pounds From $1299.99 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Dell If you’re looking for a 2-in-1 that’s great for business, the HP EliteBook x360 G2 is a solid option. It’s got all the security options your IT department could ask for (fingerprint reader, facial recognition, smart-Card reader, vPro and TPM), as well as HP’s SureStart technology for a self-healing BIOS. The x360 G2’s solid 9-plus hours of battery life mean it lasts more than 1.5 hours longer than the Surface Pro (7:30), and its comfy keyboard will help you get a lot of writing done during that time. Its biggest downside is its display, which is much dimmer than the Surface Pro’s.Pros: Beautiful design; Long battery life; Variety of security options; Great keyboard Cons: Comparatively dim displayKey Specs – Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen; CPU: 7th Gen Core i5 / 7th Gen Core i7; RAM: 8GB / 16GB; SSD: 128GB / 256GB; Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.0, smart-card reader, headphone jack, microSD memory reader, HDMI; Battery Life: 9:17; Weight: 2.8 pounds Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 » HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) The Lenovo Yoga C930 — the best Surface Pro alternative — may not detach, but it’s got so much to love that you won’t care. With over 10 hours of battery life and speedy 8th Gen Intel CPUs, the C930 is both long-lasting and plenty powerful. It’s also quote the looker, with an aluminum chassis that feels sturdy. Oh, and it trades its predecessor’s watchband hinge (which looked nice, but didn’t do anything) for a soundbar that keeps your music sounding great, even in tablet mode. Oh, and a built-in pen slot means no losing your stylus.Pros: Stylish, premium design; Thin and lightweight; Strong performance; Long battery life; Versatile speakers; Webcam cover; Integrated pen slotCons: Shallow keyboard; Display could be brighter, more vibrantKey Specs – Display: 13.9 inches 1080p / 4K;  CPU: 8th Gen Core i7-8550U; RAM: 12GB / 16GB; SSD: 256GB; Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB 3.0, headphone jack; Battery Life: 10:10;  Weight: 3.1 pounds LG Gram 14 2-in-1 deals?US$1,499.99ViewUS$1,499.99ViewUS$1,499.99ViewUS$1,549.99US$1,500.66ViewWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5 inch) deals?358 Amazon customer reviews☆☆☆☆☆US$899ViewUS$1,049ViewUS$1,399US$1,098ViewUS$1,149ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 deals?US$1,194.33US$999.99ViewUS$1,649.70ViewUS$1,723.80ViewUS$2,085.60ViewShow More DealsWe check over 130 million products every day for the best pricespowered by If you really want a laptop from Microsoft, but one that’s simply easier to use in your lap, the Surface Book 2 is right for you. When it’s time to switch from laptop to tablet mode, you just click a button on its keyboard and get the option to detach its screen. Not only does it beat the Surface Pro on ports (with USB Type-C and USB 3.0), but its screen is sharper and almost as colorful and bright. The best part about the latest Surface Book 2 is its 13-plus hours of battery life, which makes it an ultimate Surface Pro alternative, with more than 5 hours more juice than the Surface Pro (7:30). On the downside, it’s 0.9 inches thick (the Surface Pro is a thinner 0.5 inches), and its $1,499 — which now nets you an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, thanks to a recent upgrade from Microsoft — starting price may put it out of your reach.Pros: Best-of-both-worlds design, Impressive battery life; Comfortable keyboard; Safe View screen privacy; Convenient fingerprint scanner Cons: Expensive; Much heftier, thicker than Surface ProKey Specs – Display: 13.5-inch, 3000 x 2000; CPU: 7th Gen Core i5 / 8th Gen Core i7; RAM: 8GB / 16GB; SSD: 256GB / 1TB; Ports: 1x USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.1, headphone jack; SD memory reader; Surface Connect; GPU: Optional Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 2GB of VRAM; Battery Life: 13:07; Weight: 3.6 pounds Surface Book 2 (13 inch) »last_img read more

Microsoft releases KB4073291 KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10

first_imgMicrosoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on January 19, 2018 in Windows – 19 commentsMicrosoft released another batch of updates for various versions of the company’s Windows 10 operating system.This is the third batch of patches that address the AMD boot loop bug directly caused by earlier updates, or add more protections to the operating system.The first batch of patches resolved the unbootable state issue for specific AMD devices on machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.The second batch of updates brought the patches KB4057142, KB4057144, and KB4073290 for Windows 10.Microsoft released the updates KB4073291 for 32-bit versions of Windows 10 version 1709, the Enterprise-only update KB4075199, and the Enterprise- and Education-only update KB4075200 yesterday.KB4073291The description of the update is very short:  This update provides additional protections for 32-Bit (x86) version of Windows 10 1709 after you install January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192).The list of known issues is rather long:The Update History reports that the update KB4054517  failed to install with Error 0x80070643 even though it installed correctly. You can verify that by running a manual check for updates. The failed updated should not be returned when you run the check.When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call will fail if passing RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_NONE under certain conditions. Microsoft suggests that admins change the authentication level parameter to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CALL.The update may cause stop errors or reboots caused by compatibility issues with some antivirus products.KB4075199 This update applies to Windows 10 Enterprise versions only and is specifically for the initial version of Windows 10.The update fixes the unbootable state issues that some AMD devices may enter after installing the January 2018 security updates for the operating system.The update shares the CoInitializeSecurity issue described above. The patch is offered to devices with compatible antivirus software. It is available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website as well as a manual download.KB4075200 This update is for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions only that are on Windows 10 version 1511.It addresses the unbootable state issue with select AMD devices. The update fixes another issue besides that. Log off may not work correctly so that “repeated queries for user credentials” are displayed.The update shares the known issues with KB4075199. You can download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog manually as well.Closing WordsWindows 10 RTM and Windows 10 version 1511 have reached end of support. That’s likely the reason why patches are offered only to Enterprise and Education versions.The updates that Microsoft released this month caused lots of confusion and issues. (via Born)Now You: How was your updating experience this month so far? SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft released the updates KB4073291 for 32-bit versions of Windows 10 version 1709, the Enterprise-only update KB4075199, and the Enterprise- and Education-only update KB4075200 yesterday.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

PROUD Experiences demonstrates the value of business from LGBTQ

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) In 2019 PROUD Experiences will bring international premium travel brands, destinations, products and services together with relevant buyers and agents from USA, Europe and Latin America. This second edition for the LGBTQ+ travel industry will take place in New York at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, happening at a pivotal moment for the City which not only celebrates World Pride but also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in 2019.The first PROUD Experiences showed how the LGBTQ+ traveler has become a dynamic segment of the industry and a powerful vehicle for business development for every exhibitor. Statistics show that Gay travel accounts for 10% of travel spend, they decide on hotels based on two key aspects; price and gay friendly reputation. They on average take some 4-6 trips a year versus 1-2 for other sectors.Cities chosen by the LGBTQ+ community as the most visited include New York, Sydney, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona.Research also shows that 43% of 40+ and 63% of younger groups prefer to book tailor-made holidays through an agency rather than online, supporting the PROUD Experiences hand-picked buyer program providing mutually matched appointments with exhibitors. “PROUD Experiences was and will continue to be super-relevant on so many levels. Not only is there enormous business when the LGBTQ+ travel, but the time has come for hotels and travel professionals to take responsibility for the respect and relevance with which we need to be treated and considered. As individuals, we have done that ourselves for far too long – now it’s time for the industry itself to recognize our value and take charge of our needs. PROUD London showed me hotels and travel professionals prepared to stand up and acknowledge our world – and not everyone who attended was LGBTQ+ – which makes me even prouder.” Said Todd Cooper, HERMES Travel Brazil, one of the 65 international buyers who attended.According to recent research from “Travel by Interest,” Gay families with kids prefer family friendly destinations and hotels rather than those focused only on the Gay community. Politics and safety are key for a gay traveler when choosing where to go and as the number of gay couples travelling grows, so brands need to consider how they promote themselves and manage their guest’s expectations.To support the industry PROUD Experiences also presents a diverse cross section of Master Classes created by experts who tackle the key subjects and issues this sector faces with all attendees at the event able to be part of every session.“As the world opens up to increasing numbers and diversity of travelers, so too grows the need to promote understanding, increase acceptance and advance equality. This event is a key business opportunity as research shows gay travelers are ranked among the most high-spending audiences, the majority favor the mid to high end luxury experiences, and they are also frequent travelers.” Commented Simon Mayle, Event Director PROUD Experiences.“The success of episode one has shown how the premium travel industry wants to move forward, so bring it on again in New York 2019!” Added Mayle.Supporting the style of the event exhibitors described their success: Lynne Narraway, MD UK & Ireland Seabourn Cruise Line, said: “I thought the event was very well organized, and the quality of the delegates was excellent”. Whilst Paula McColgan, Director of Sales & Marketing The Principal London added: “We consider the LGBTQ+ market vital to our hotel here in London. The opportunity to meet with international buyers and agents who specialize in this sector, was a real plus.”yahooShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… More articles on eTurboNews click here LGBTQThe debut of PROUD Experiences held recently in London (UK) created a unique 2- day b2b travel and lifestyle event bringing together travel suppliers, buyers and lifestyle brands targeting the LGBTQ+ global community which annually spends over $200billion according to the UNWTO.Yet the positive impact of LGBTQ+ tourism and the PROUD Experiences event, reaches far beyond economic benefits, it also shines a light on exhibitors advocating LGBTQ+ rights, presenting a powerful marketing and brand image of tolerance and respect for diversity.last_img read more