Independent craft brewer seal takes aim at ‘big beer’ producersPosted By: News Deskon: June 28, 2017In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, PackagingPrintEmailThe US Brewers Association has launched a new seal to inform consumers which beers are made by independent craft brewers and which come from ‘big beer’.Featuring a beer bottle shape flipped upside down, the seal aims to remove confusion among beer drinkers.The Brewers Association – a non-profit trade group that promotes and protects small and independent craft brewers – said that these breweries run their businesses ‘free of influence from other alcohol beverage companies’.The initiative is particularly targeted at millennials, who the organisation claims expect transparency when it comes to their food and beverages.Brewers Association president and CEO Bob Pease said: “As big beer acquires former craft brands, beer drinkers have become increasingly confused about which brewers remain independent.“Beer lovers are interested in transparency when it comes to brewery ownership. This seal is a simple way to provide that clarity—now they can know what’s been brewed small and certified independent.”The seal is free to use for any of the more than 5,300 small and independent American craft brewers that have a valid TTB Brewer’s Notice, meet the BA’s craft brewer definition, and sign a license agreement. It is available to both member and non-member breweries of the BA.Rob Tod, who sits on the Brewers Association board of directors, believes that independent brewers help build local communities in the US.“When beer lovers buy independent craft beer, they are supporting American entrepreneurs and the risk takers who have long strived not just to be innovative and make truly great beer, but to also build culture and community in the process,” he said.The Brewers Association claimed that small and independent brewers represent 99% of the breweries in the US but make up 12% of beer sold in the country. The rest comes from big beer and imported brands.Share with your network: Tags: beerBrewers Associationcraft beerUnited States
Coca-Cola Amatil introduces new Miller Chill cans in AustraliaPosted By: News Deskon: September 25, 2017In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, New products, PackagingPrintEmailCoca-Cola Amatil has launched a new can format of Miller Chill as it targets refreshment ahead of summer in Australia.At 4% ABV, the lager with lime is now available across the country in a 330ml ten-pack format. Coca-Cola Amatil said the beverage is ‘a surprisingly refreshing lower carb beer, brewed with real lime to give it a unique lime taste and a clean, crisp and refreshing finish’.Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Chill joined the Coca-Cola Amatil portfolio in October last year, as part of a long-term agreement between Amatil and Molson Coors International, a division of Molson Coors, which now owns the Miller brand.Miller Chill trade marketing manager Brigitte Kedicioglu said: “Australia is Miller Chill’s major global market and the brand continues to perform really strongly.“Both the flavoured and low carb beer segments of the market are growing strongly (15% and 5% respectively) and consumers are telling us that refreshment is one of the main drivers in their decision making.”Share with your network: Tags: AustraliabeerCoca-Cola AmatilMiller Chillpackaging
Goya Foods to nearly double the size of its Texas distribution sitePosted By: News Deskon: November 20, 2017In: Distribution, Food, IndustriesPrintEmailGoya Foods has announced it will expand its North American processing centre in Brookshire, Texas, by adding 324,000 square feet of production warehouse, distribution warehouse, production office and auxiliary buildings.The expansion will help the company reach new consumers and strengthen the Goya brand throughout the US and internationally.At the site, located west of Houston, Goya produces more than 2,500 food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America. The project will see the facility almost double in size.Built in 2014, the site formed part of Goya’s $250 million investment for a global expansion to support consumer demand of Goya’s healthy product lines where processing equipment, hydrostatic bean cooker and cannery operations are capable of producing more than 1,000 cans per minute.Goya Foods president Bob Unanue said: “With the growing need for good nutrition, it’s an opportune time for Goya to expand. For more than 81 years, Goya has not only positioned itself as a leader in the Latin American food industry and a trusted American brand, but as an iconic symbol of the Hispanic culture. “Our commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of providing our consumers with products that offer ‘good taste, good for you and good value’.”The expanded facility, with an expected completion in 2018, will also feature a total of 29 new dock doors for domestic and international distribution.Founded in 1936, Goya Foods is a Hispanic-owned food company and has established itself as a leader in Latin American food and condiments.Share with your network: Tags: Goya FoodsUnited States
SiMoGel: an advanced solution for starch-free production of gummies. This highly efficient and hygienic solution enables true innovation in gummies.A new gelatin-based solution for the production of jelly articles without starch depositing, SiMoGel, offers a great number of significant advantages to the confectionery industry:Process – SiMoGel significantly optimises the production process and lowers the cost. It will significantly speed up production, as gelatin-based gummies without starch depositing require only a few minutes to dry instead of the 24 hours needed for traditional gelatin gummies.Cost-effectiveness – starchless moguls are significantly cheaper than traditional starch moguls. SiMoGel also eliminates the starch recycling stage, lowers energy consumption and labour time, while removing the need for storage or gelling rooms before demolding.Hygiene – the absence of starch or recycled starch means the process is completely hygienic. The flexible molds can be easily cleaned.Innovation – SiMoGel paves the way for innovative gummies with full-form three-dimensional shapes, stripes and fillings.With its multiple functional and processing benefits, SiMoGel can be used by a wide range of confectionery and nutraceutical manufacturers to create end products with superior appearance, flavour release and transparency.As it makes the production process completely hygienic, it is ideal for use by nutraceutical confectionery producers.The solution contains a customised recipe based on specific gelatin grades, which can be used to meet gummy producers’ individual texture requirements. It has been successfully tested and validated on the equipment of Baker Perkins, a British engineering company which offers process systems and equipment to the global food industry.SiMoGel was developed by Rousselot, the world’s leading gelatin producer. For more information, please click here. Share with your network: Tags: RousselotSiMoGelsweets SiMoGel: a highly efficient solution for starch-free gummiesPosted By: News Deskon: February 12, 2018In: Business, Confectionery, Food, Industries, Ingredients, TechnologyPrintEmail
Dole to release new ‘spoonable’ fruit smoothie bowls in the USPosted By: Martin Whiteon: April 15, 2019In: Food, Industries, New products, NutritionPrintEmailDole Packaged Foods has announced that it will launch two new ‘spoonable’ fruit smoothie bowls for the US market, offering a convenient and nutritious breakfast or snack option to consumers.The profile of smoothie bowls has been boosted by their popularity with social media influencers, as the nutritious nature of the bowls and their vibrant colours stand out on platforms such as Instagram, and Dole has now opted to provide this option in a ready-made format.Dole Spoonable Smoothies will initially be available in two flavours: Pineapple banana and strawberry banana. Both are offered as frozen options which thaw in 35-40 minutes on the counter, or in 30 seconds by microwave.Pineapple banana features a thick and creamy pineapple and banana- flavoured smoothie base which is topped with pineapple, crunchy honey oat granola and coconut shavings, and contains 180 calories per serving.Meanwhile, the strawberry banana flavour features a strawberry and banana smoothie base which is topped with toasted granola and contains approximately 170 calories per serving.Erin Fasano, director of marketing, frozen, at Dole Packaged Foods, said: “What began as a trend with açai bowls has translated into a broader smoothie bowl trend. We’re seeing them pop up all over Instagram and Pinterest as consumers hunt for a delicious new take on fruit for breakfast.“Recognising consumer demand for a delicious, no-prep, no-mess smoothie option, we developed Dole Spoonable Smoothies to serve that need.”Both varieties will be available from selected retailers in the US in the near future, with a suggested retail price of $3.59.Share with your network: Tags: Dolefruitsmoothie bowlsUS
Texas ‘I wouldn’t waste my time’: firearms experts dismiss flimsy 3D-printed guns Read more Read more Share on Pinterest news Share on Facebook Last modified on Wed 5 Jun 2019 04.13 EDT Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Topics A lawyer for Wilson, as well as representatives of the Austin police department and the US Marshals Service, were not immediately available for comment on Friday.Taiwan does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.Austin police have said Wilson flew to Taiwan earlier this month after a friend told him officers were investigating an allegation by a 16-year-old girl who said she was paid $500 to have sex with him at a hotel in the Texas capital.Police said investigators interviewed the girl and on Wednesday obtained a warrant for Wilson’s arrest, but he had flown to Taiwan by then.Police said they are aware that Wilson travels often for business, but that they do not know why he went to Taiwan.Wilson is the founder of Defense Distributed, the focus of a legal and political battle over its placing on the internet blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3D printer.The files could previously be downloaded for nothing, but a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction last month that blocked the posting of the blueprints online.Gun control proponents are concerned that such weapons will be untraceable, undetectable “ghost” firearms that pose a threat to global security.Some gun rights groups say the technology is expensive, the guns are unreliable and the threat is overblown. Cody Wilson holds a 3D-printed gun in his factory in Austin, Texas, on 1 August 2018.Photograph: Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images This article is more than 9 months old Support The Guardian Gun rights activist Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault of teen … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Share via Email Fri 21 Sep 2018 12.21 EDT Asia Pacific Shares5555 This article is more than 9 months old Reuters in Austin, Texas, and Taipei, Taiwan Cody Wilson, 30, was taken to immigration authorities in the capital by officers from Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, according to local media reports and an official from the bureau who asked not to be named. However, two Taiwanese officials denied Wilson was arrested or in custody. His exact status was unclear.Wilson, who is at the center of a US legal battle over his plan to publish instructions for the manufacture of 3D-printed plastic guns, flew into Taiwan legally, the country’s National Immigration Agency said in a statement on Friday. Because his US passport was later annulled, the agency’s statement said, he “no longer has the legal status to stay in Taiwan”. 3D gun rights activist detained in Taiwan over underage sex claim Reuse this content A Texan running a 3D-printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl was apprehended in Taipei on Friday after US authorities annulled his passport, officials said. Taiwan Texas US gun control Share on WhatsApp US authorities annulled Cody Wilson’s passport as police investigate accusation that he had sex with an underage girl Share via Email Share on Messenger 3D printing
Pinterest Since you’re here… Democrats’ healthcare focus has propelled it to ‘the top of the issue list in national polls’ as Republicans seek to change the subject Chris McGreal in Kansas City, Missouri Pinterest First published on Thu 1 Nov 2018 01.00 EDT The GOP acknowledges Manchin’s attacks over healthcare have had an effect, helping put the senator ahead in a race Republicans thought they would win. Morrisey’s attempts to paint Manchin’s support for immigration reform as putting down a “welcome invitation for caravans and illegal immigrants to enter the country” do not appear to have grained traction.In Arizona, congresswoman Martha McSally admitted she is getting her “ass kicked” in her race for the US Senate over her votes for scrapping Obamacare despite a concerted effort to play on immigration fears. features Share on Facebook Shares9191 Share via Email US immigration Share on Twitter Where Republicans once thought attacks on Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms were good fodder for their political campaigns, now they find themselves on the defensive over the issue in key seats. Candidates for Congress, state governor and local offices are hurting their GOP opponents with attacks on their voting records in opposing Obamacare, saying they threaten the protection the law offers such as those for people with pre-existing conditions.Republican attempts to shift the debate to fears about illegal immigration, which polls show is the most common concern among the party’s voters, have been bolstered in the last week of the midterm campaign by Donald Trump’s dispatch of thousands of troops to the Mexican border, ostensibly to protect it from a caravan of migrant Central Americans who are several weeks away, and his threat to unilaterally overturn the right to citizenship for everyone born in the US, a move that is probably unconstitutional.A Pew Research Center poll this month put illegal immigration as the highest-ranked issue among national problems for Republican electors, although that does not mean it is the single most important factor in deciding who to vote for. At the same time, drug addiction was in second place and more than half of Republicans put affordability of healthcare on their list of the country’s biggest problems.Another poll, by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found immigration was the single most important issue among only 25% of Republicans in shaping how they vote. Among all voters, healthcare came out on top.Drew Altman, the president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, recently wrote that Democrats’ focus on healthcare has propelled it to “the top of the issue list in national polls, even ahead of the economy and jobs”.Meanwhile, immigration has not only defined differences between Republicans and Democrats but opened up divisions within the GOP itself. On the back foot in an increasingly liberal district, Yoder has attempted to tread a careful line that has put him at odds with the president and his party’s candidate for Kansas governor, Kris Kobach. Republicans Share via Email Facebook Martha McSally, left, who is running against Krysten Sinema, said she is getting her ‘ass kicked’ over her votes to scrap Obamacare. Photograph: Matt York/AP Read more Twitter US healthcare Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Kobach has long targeted immigrants. He headed Trump’s committee investigating what proved to be an illusory problem of foreigners voting illegally, and backed a state law requiring voters to prove their citizenship that was struck down as unconstitutional. But it does not appear to have delivered the support he hoped. He is struggling against his Democratic opponent, Laura Kelly, in a state Trump won by 20 points in 2016.Yoder stayed away from the Trump rally in Topeka as he attempted to straddle the divide by saying that he supports the president’s plan for a border wall and the administration’s aggressive stance on illegal immigration, but that he also backed Democratic demands that those brought to the US as children be protected from deportation. Yoder also objected to migrant families being broken up with children separated from their parents until denunciations on Fox News forced him to retreat. Earlier this week, he dodged a question about whether Trump is right to threaten citizenship as a birthright.So far, the balancing act is not paying off for Yoder. Polls put him behind his opponent, Sharice Davids, who has focused much of her campaign on healthcare.In October Obama’s former health secretary and former Kansas governor, Kathleen Sebelius, appeared alongside Davids at a rally to preserve Obamacare reforms and focus attention on Republican attempts to dismantle key parts of it.In neighboring Missouri, the Democratic senator Claire McCaskill has built the fight to save her seat around attacking the support of her Republican rival, Josh Hawley, the state’s attorney general, for scrapping Obamacare. Hawley joined the slew of GOP state attorney generals who jumped on the political bandwagon of filing lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act. That move was more popular then than now.McCaskill has rebranded her campaign “Your Health Care, Your Vote” as she accuses Hawley of trying “to remove healthcare protections from nearly 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions, increase the cost of prescription drugs for some seniors and make it harder for Missourians to afford health insurance”.It’s not clear if it will pay off for McCaskill but a similar strategy appears to have proved effective for Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, another Democrat thought vulnerable because Trump won his state by a bigger margin than any other two years ago.Manchin looks increasingly secure after hitting his opponent, the state attorney general, Patrick Morrissey, hard for joining the legal action to have Obamacare overturned. His television campaign adverts repeatedly remind West Virginians who rely on government health protections in some form about the threat to the guarantee of insurance for people with pre-existing conditions. Manchin has tied that to Morrissey’s years as a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry and his wife’s work for a major drug distributor, in the state worst hit by the opioid epidemic. Read more Twitter In about-face, Republicans make fixing Obamacare central to re-election push Wisconsin: Trump’s base fired up by his bombast but will that be enough? US midterms 2018 Facebook Read more Reuse this content Pinterest Healthcare v immigration: parties bank on their core issues in midterms … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, is continuing to hit the issue hard while fending off attacks on his record in opposing Obamacare.At a recent rally with Trump in Topeka, Kobach told the crowd that undocumented immigrants are a drain on the state’s resources and that “it’s time to put Kansans first, not illegal aliens”.“We’ve worked on a number of things, but the most important is stopping illegal immigration,” he said to huge cheers. As an example of having your cake and eating it, the four-term Republican congressman struggling to fend off a challenge from a political novice offered a masterly contortion.Kevin Yoder, under siege in an eastern Kansas district, was asked at a public debate this week what the greatest threat facing the United States is today. His opponent, a Democratic newcomer with a clear lead in the polls, said it is a crisis of affordable healthcare that will harm generations to come.Then came Yoder’s turn. He too thought it was healthcare. Particularly the opioid epidemic. And that, he said, was being made worse by America’s open borders permitting illegal drugs into the country. Thu 1 Nov 2018 11.28 EDT Republican congressman Kevin Yoder has said America’s opioid epidemic is being worsened by drugs coming across the southern border. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP Claire McCaskill has criticized her rival, Josh Hawley, for supporting efforts to scrap Obamacare. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Facebook Democrats ‘Assault on our country’: Trump sows racial division as midterms approach US midterms 2018 Twitter Candidates for Congress, state governor and local offices are hurting their GOP opponents with attacks on their voting records in opposing ObamacarePhotograph: Rick Bowmer/AP Share on LinkedIn “A lot of these drugs are coming across our south-western border,” he said. “My opponent’s open borders proposals to let the caravan in, to let drug traffickers and human traffickers in, that brings a lot of drugs into our country.”In a single answer, Yoder embraced one of the Democrats most effective political weapons across the midwest and beyond this election season – fears over access to healthcare – but then shifted the focus to the issue the GOP hopes will counter it: immigration.For Yoder, at least, it does not appear to be working. Topics Share on Messenger McSally, who was the country’s first female combat pilot, has moved to the right on immigration over recent months. But it has not played well with independents, who make up about one-third of the electorate and put healthcare and education as their primary concerns.Her Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, is favoured to take the seat after running a campaign that relentlessly focused on what she said was the threat McSally poses to healthcare for people with pre-existing conditions.“I did vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on that House bill. I’m getting my ass kicked for it right now because it’s being misconstrued by the Democrats,” McSally told Sean Hannity on his radio show. “They’re trying to invoke fear in people who have family members or loved ones with pre-existing conditions.”
Facebook Midterm lessons: five key takeaways from the election results analysis Pinterest Shares5757 Supporters of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrate her midterm victory. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Checks and balances are comingPerhaps the most important result of the election will be that the Democrat Elijah Cummings will chair the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Trump administration will face a level of scrutiny from Congress that it has not yet faced. Democrats will have subpoena power and be able to even demand Trump’s tax returns. Trump has faced a plethora of scandals so far with relatively pliant Republican majorities in both chambers, but things will change with Democrats in control of the House.The Senate will be confirming a lot of judgesRepublicans netted three Senate seats on Tuesday, with Arizona and Montana still yet to be called. This means that Mitch McConnell will have a robust majority in 2019.With Democrats in control of the House, there is a strong chance that Washington will face even more gridlock next year on most legislative priorities. But with a bigger Republican majority, McConnell will be able to comfortably confirm just about any nominee that Trump sends him and the Senate’s focus on filling the federal judiciary with a generation of conservative judges will continue. Trump will face new levels of scrutiny from Congress, but despite Democratic gains he looks in a strong position for 2020Midterm elections – live updatesMidterms results – live trackerShare your reaction to the midterms results @Bencjacobs Since you’re here… Share via Email Play Video 2:54 The trailblazing candidates who broke barriers in the 2018 midterm elections – video Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Trump on the eve of the midterms. Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters Share on Pinterest Twitter Support The Guardian Share on Facebook The 2018 midterm election is still not entirely over. Ballots will still be counted in close races for days, if not weeks, to come. But there are already clear lessons to take from Tuesday night, when Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. US midterms 2018 Pinterest Facebook Progressive policy wins in some conservative statesA number of progressive ballot measures were passed on Tuesday in otherwise conservative states. A constitutional amendment to grant almost 1.5m ex-felons their voting rights passed in Florida, while Idaho, Nebraska and Utah all passed Medicaid expansion. All of those states backed Republicans for statewide office.However, in Washington, a much vaunted proposal to implement carbon tax failed, an effort that had long been pushed by environmentalists. Wed 7 Nov 2018 09.00 EST … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US Senate Share via Email Last modified on Wed 7 Nov 2018 14.01 EST US politics Topics Donald Trump Ben Jacobs in Washington US midterms 2018 The ‘blue wave’ washes up in weird placesDemocrats won seats in places like Oklahoma and South Carolina on Tuesday night in addition to their expected victories in suburban districts around urban centers. The result is that there will be several members of the new Democratic majority running for re-election in traditionally Republican areas that Trump won by double digits in 2016. This serves up an additional check on what the new but narrow Democratic majority will be able to do legislatively in the next two years.Trump’s 2020 election map still looks OKWhile Democrats made gains in some of the states that were part of the much vaunted “blue wall” in 2016, Trump is still in strong position in the swing states that gave him his electoral college victory.Democrats lost governor’s races in Florida and Iowa that party operatives were feeling bullish about. Further, Democrats had an underwhelming performance in Ohio, where gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray lost and incumbent senator Sherrod Brown won by only six points against a weak Republican. All are states that Barack Obama won twice but that Trump won in 2016, and are a indication that Republicans may have made lasting gains in those states.However, Democrats did eke out a narrow win to beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin and comfortably won the governor’s office in Michigan. 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Hide Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn)The extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government.pic.twitter.com/CxTUrOfkHtApril 11, 2019 Labour row breaks out over Assange sexual assault allegations Siobhain McDonagh MP (@Siobhain_MP)Hi @Isobel_waby! Lovely to hear from you but the charges are not dropped. Mr Assange has evaded them for the last 7 years. I have a great deal of respect for Sweden & it’s judicial system. He needs to be subject to their process’s. Allegations of rape matter. https://t.co/FIZkSe2k6XApril 12, 2019 WikiLeaks Share on Facebook stellacreasy (@stellacreasy)This thread is everything you need to know about why Julian Assange case and why the right thing to do is ensure if the Swedish authorities request his extradition that case is prioritised. https://t.co/zyGbiMrBs9April 12, 2019 13 June 2019 Assange is questioned in a two-day interview over the allegations at the Ecuadorian embassy by Swedish authorities. November 2016 On Thursday, the WikiLeaks founder was arrested on behalf of the US authorities, who have charged him with involvement in a computer hacking conspiracy.The 47-year-old faces up to 12 months in a British prison after he was found guilty of breaching his bail conditions. The US charge could attract a maximum jail sentence of five years, according to the US Department of Justice.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Friday, Abbott said: “If you remember the Gary McKinnon case, the Americans insisted on extraditing him. He had done this massive computer hack, but his real crime was to have embarrassed the American military and security service. March 2018 This article is more than 3 months old Show Diane Abbott Johnson said she was very disappointed that Abbott did not mention that Assange initially took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. Swedish prosecutors say they have closed their seven-year sex assault investigation into Assange. British police say they would still arrest him if he leaves the embassy as he breached the terms of his bail in 2012. Shares494494 Timeline Julian Assange extradition battle Labour Jeremy Corbyn He takes refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He requests, and is later granted, political asylum. Topics Read more January 2018 December 2010 … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Ecuador cuts off Assange’s internet access alleging he broke an agreement on interfering in other countries’ affairs. Julian Assange’s charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn Julian Assange Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate – sent direct to you A Swedish prosecutor issues a European arrest warrant for Assange over sexual assault allegations involving two Swedish women. Assange denies the claims. Share on Pinterest 1 May 2019 Ecuador Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno says Assange has ‘repeatedly violated’ the conditions of his asylum at the embassy. Britain refuses Ecuador’s request to accord Assange diplomatic status, which would allow him to leave the embassy without being arrested. 13 May 2019 Play Video A British judge rules that Assange can be extradited to Sweden. Assange fears Sweden will hand him over to US authorities who could prosecute him. November 2018 Read more “In the end the then home secretary, Theresa May, blocked his extradition on what she said were human rights grounds. We think there may be human rights grounds in relation to Assange.”Abbott described the allegations facing Assange from two women in Sweden as “serious”, but said charges were never brought.She said: “If the Swedish government wants to come forward with those charges I believe that Assange should face the criminal justice system.”But she added: “It is not the rape charges, serious as they are, it is about WikiLeaks and all of that embarrassing information about the activities of the American military and security services that was made public.“He is at the very least a whistleblower and much of the information that he brought into the public domain, it could be argued, was very much in the public interest. Share via Email Julian Assange removed from Ecuadorian embassy in London – video February 2011 news He loses a bid to have his British arrest warrant cancelled on health grounds. Julian Assange Share via Email Signs and placards outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images US prosecutors inadvertently disclose the existence of a sealed indictment against Assange. 2 April 2019 This article is more than 3 months old WikiLeaks releases about 470,000 classified military documents concerning American diplomacy and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It later releases a further tranche of more than 250,000 classified US diplomatic cables. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s World at One she said: “The Labour party needs to be very clear that if there are allegations of rape and sexual assault they need to be taken seriously and due process needs to be gone through, and people cannot hide away in the way that Assange has done for seven years evading justice.“Jeremy [Corbyn] and Diane [Abbott] have to answer for themselves, but as a Labour MP, and talking to many other Labour MPs, we believe very strongly that Julian Assange should go through the criminal processes and Sweden, I hope they will reopen that case, and he will be extradited to Sweden to face those allegations. That has to be the only way of dealing with this.”Meanwhile Assange’s lawyers confirmed that US prosecutors have 65 days to submit a full set of charges, raising the prospect of additional criminal allegations being introduced that would result in a far longer sentence.In a statement issued on Friday, his legal team confirmed he would resist the extradition which sets a “dangerous precedent where any journalist could face US charges for publishing truthful information about the United States”. Jennifer Robinson, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, added: “The US now has 65 days to submit its full extradition request.”Assange is due to appear in court by video link on 2 May for a bail hearing. He is separately scheduled to appear at Southwark crown court in the coming weeks to be sentenced for breaching his bail conditions.On Friday, Greg Barns, Assange’s Australian lawyer, also warned that the final US charge sheet could result in Assange spending far longer in prison than the five years maximum permitted by the sole conspiracy charge he currently faces.“We know that the United States has a practice of extraditing people and then loading up the indictment with further charges. It is hard to imagine that the grand jury would have sat for 10 years, and they’ve spent millions of dollars on this matter, and they simply charge him with an offence which carries a maximum penalty of only five years.”Barns said it would be a “great idea” to send Assange to Australia. “The extradition treaty between Australia and the US is a little more rigorous in the sense that the US would have to show that it has some form of prima facie case against Julian Assange.”Sweden is reviewing whether to reactivate its extradition case against Assange over a sexual assault allegation in 2010; Assange denies the claim. If it becomes a question of whether the US or Swedish requests take priority, then under section 179 of the Extradition Act 2003 it is a matter for the home secretary, Sajid Javid, to resolve. The Labour leadership’s support for Julian Assange has prompted a new row in the party, with several MPs accusing the frontbench of downplaying the allegations of sexual assault against the WikiLeaks founder.The shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, joined Jeremy Corbyn in calling on the government to block Assange’s extradition after he was arrested on behalf of US authorities, who have charged him with involvement in a computer-hacking conspiracy.She urged Theresa May to intervene in the same way she had in the case of computer hacker Gary McKinnon, when in 2012 as home secretary she halted his extradition to the US on human rights grounds; doctors had warned McKinnon was at risk of suicide if sent for trial in the US. Those powers, however, have been severely limited by subsequent legislation.Labour backbenchers, including Diana Johnson, Stephen Kinnock, Stephanie Peacock, Siobhain McDonagh and Stella Creasy, have distanced themselves from the leadership by urging Sweden to reopen its investigation into allegations of sexual assault against Assange. WikiLeaks says Assange could travel to the United States to face investigation if his rights are ‘guaranteed’. It comes after one of the site’s main sources of leaked documents, Chelsea Manning, is given clemency. Several party MPs distance themselves from leadership backing of Assange, claiming he cannot ‘evade justice’ Swedish prosecutors announce they are reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange. Stephen Kinnock (@SKinnock)Julian Assange stands accused of rape, in Sweden. It is critically important that we all remember this, before all else. It would be deeply troubling if the possibility that Mr Assange may be guilty of sexual violence were to be air-brushed out of the conversation. https://t.co/T022XRUTfJApril 12, 2019 Home secretary Sajid Javid reveals he has signed the US extradition order for Assange paving the way for it to be heard in court. Addressing the House of Commons on Thursday, Abbott said Assange was in the “crosshairs of the US administration” over his whistleblowing activities.She said: “On this side of the house we want to make the point that the reason we are debating Julian Assange this afternoon, even though the only charge he may face in this country is in relation to his bail hearings, is entirely due to the whistleblowing activities of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.”She added: “It is this whistleblowing into illegal wars, mass murder, murder of civilians and corruption on a grand scale, that has put Julian Assange in the crosshairs of the US administration.“It is for this reason that they have once more issued an extradition warrant against Mr Assange.”In response, the home secretary said: “Why is it whenever someone has a track record of undermining the UK and our allies and the values we stand for, you can almost guarantee that the leadership of the party opposite will support those who intend to do us harm? You can always guarantee that from the party opposite.”Meanwhile, Assange’s mother railed against May and Ecuador’s president in a stream of tweets demanding the release of her son. Pledging to “fight like hell”, Christine Assange said May was “trying to divert attention away from her Brexit dog’s breakfast by cheering on the thuggish, brutal, unlawful arrest of my courageous, tortured multi-award winning journalist son Julian”. Thank you for your feedback. Last modified on Fri 12 Apr 2019 11.23 EDT Fri 12 Apr 2019 03.59 EDT 0:55 Police arrest Assange at the embassy on behalf of the US after his asylum was withdrawn. He is charged by the US with ‘a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer.’ Share on Twitter June 2010 – October 2010 Was this helpful? Since you’re here… Almost 12 hours after Assange was arrested, Corbyn tweeted: “The extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government.”He accompanied his social media post with a video tweeted by Abbott, which she said showed leaked Pentagon footage of a 2007 airstrike in Iraq that implicated US armed forces in the killing of civilians and two journalists. Support The Guardian Share on Twitter June 2012 February 2018 Stephanie Peacock (@Steph_Peacock)The woman who has accused Assange of rape has asked for charges to be resumed. It is absolutely right he should face the full force of the law. https://t.co/Qa391XTRK4April 11, 2019 11 April 2019 Share on LinkedIn He turns himself in to police in London and is placed in custody. He is later released on bail and calls the Swedish allegations a smear campaign. He is jailed for 50 weeks in the UK for breaching his bail conditions back in 2012. An apology letter from Assange is read out in court, but the judge rules that he had engaged in a ‘deliberate attempt to evade justice’. On the following day the US extradition proceedings were formally started. November 2010 Share on Facebook January 2017 Share on WhatsApp Extradition Matthew Weaver and Owen Bowcott May 2017 Share on Messenger Reuse this content
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Welcome to the future… a world of countless technology, gadgets, and products to simplify daily tasks. To many, the door of one’s home announces a visitor by a simple knock or the ding dong of a bell. But what if no one’s home? Or what if someone wants to see the visitor and speak to him or her before opening the door? With the DoorBot, this is possible!The DoorBot, a new Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell, allows users to answer the door from their smartphone while they’re home–or even all the way across the globe! Not only does this doorbell work while your phone is connected to Wi-Fi, but it will also work when your phone is roaming on cellular networks. The DoorBot involves the use of a free app (available on both iTunes and Google Play) which can be used on both smartphones and tablets.The DoorBot works like a typical doorbell, but with much more exciting features. Whenan individual rings the doorbell once the DoorBot is installed, it will ring the doorbellinside the house as it did prior to the installation, as well as the phones andtablets that are synced with it. There is no limit to the amount of devices users canpair the DoorBot with. With the DoorBot, users will be able to see and speak withwhoever is at the door. This is especially useful for individuals who aren’t able tophysically go answer the door.The DoorBot does not lock or unlock the door but only allows you to speak and see your visitor. However, if your DoorBot device is paired with the Lockitron, a keyless lock system which also operates via Wi-Fi, then users are able to unlock the door no matter where they are.There are many devices now available that allow individuals with disabilities to live more independently. The Lockitron and further devices will be discussed in upcoming blogs.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedAM285 – Ring DoorbellMay 11, 2018In “Accessibility Minute”Ring Video DoorbellsMay 2, 2018In “Independent Living”ATU392 – Holiday Gift Show 2018 Part 2November 30, 2018In “Assistive Technology Update”
Xandr Creates Community PRNewswireMay 24, 2019, 6:18 pmMay 24, 2019 Community is a Brand-Safe, Insight-Driven, Privacy-Protected, Video-Forward Marketplace for Advertisers, Publishers, and ConsumersXandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising and analytics company, has announced the formation of Community, a curated marketplace of publishers that enables advertisers to reach their audiences at scale in a brand-safe, privacy-protected, premium video environment. Community is built on Xandr’s powerful technology and consumer insights, enabling buyers and sellers to drive better business outcomes. This new marketplace is the first-step towards the future convergence of linear TV and digital.Community simplifies and improves an advertiser’s ability to connect with hard-to-reach audiences, regardless of how they engage with content across traditional TV, connected TV, OTT, mobile, and online. Community also offers controls to programmers and publishers to achieve better yield on their premium multiplatform inventory.“After only eight short months since the launch of Xandr, Community delivers on our promise of a brand-safe, insight-driven, premium video marketplace,” said Brian Lesser, CEO of Xandr. “Building on one of the largest technology platforms in the industry and integrating Xandr’s unique audience insights from AT&T, we created the foundation of Community. Now, with the incredible inventory from our inaugural Community partners, the marketplace is open.”Community is a Multi-Screen Premium Video MarketplaceIncreasingly, marketers are looking for simpler ways to connect with audiences across digital, video, and television.Xandr is committed to providing advertisers access to scaled, brand-safe, premium content with unique insights across wireless, broadband, and video. By aggregating inventory across publishers and creating multi-seller deals, publishers can increase the value of their inventory and improve monetization, while advertisers have the benefit of better access to content and increased scale.WarnerMedia (including Otter Media), Vice, Hearst Magazine, Newsy, Philo, Tubi, and Xumo join as inaugural Community partners, adding more than 15 premium content providers to the marketplace and reaching more than 50 million active monthly users on streaming services. In addition to WarnerMedia’s portfolio across CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Warner Bros., Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and VRV, Community will also encompass additional premium video content from other AT&T owned-and-operated properties including DIRECTV NOW and AT&T WatchTV.Marketing Technology News: DataRobot and Informatica Partner to Accelerate Adoption of AI Across the Enterprise“Community’s vision aligns perfectly with our long-term strategy of pairing our high-quality content with breakthrough insights to deliver better ad experiences and drive results for advertisers,” said Donna Speciale, president of WarnerMedia Ad Sales. “As a launch partner, we are excited to be able to offer clients extended digital audience opportunities through Community, and we look forward to working with Xandr on enhanced addressable solutions with our live national linear television inventory in the near future.”Added Henry Embleton, head of ad products and strategy, Ellation (part of Otter Media), “We rely on our programmatic partners to deliver the best possible ad supported experience for our fans at Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV, however, that information is not always accurate or reliable. Xandr is going to be a programmatic game changer – delivering deep, rich, dependable data from AT&T to enhance our user experience, paired with an expansive reach to help us grow our bottom line.”“We’re pleased to be working through Community to pair the largest free ad-supported movie and TV audience with unique addressable targeting through AT&T data,” said Mark Rotblat, chief revenue officer, Tubi.“At Philo, we want to offer the best experience for both our subscribers and advertisers. By partnering with Xandr, we build upon our seamless programmatic solutions that allow advertisers to reach their audiences via the Philo platform,” said Reed Barker, Philo’s head of advertising.Community is Cross-Screen AddressableIncreasingly, marketers are looking for ways to buy media across multiple touchpoints to connect with hard-to-reach audiences as digital, video, and TV converge. To better power advertising experiences across screens for consumers, Xandr’s Cross-Screen Addressable solution is now integrated within Community, allowing advertisers to combine the power of addressable TV with the precision and scale of digital.Xandr’s Cross-Screen Addressable solution enables advertisers to define their audience and identify the households that match their desired attributes. Then, through Community, advertisers can serve relevant messages to that same audience across screens to amplify the impact of their campaign.Community is AccountableUsing Xandr’s data, based on AT&T’s first-party consumer insights, Community will improve the efficacy and efficiency of media buying.Community is layered with Xandr Audience Segments that are built from AT&T’s 170 million direct-to-consumer relationships. Community’s privacy-forward approach to attribution will enable advertisers to reach their audiences based on intent, interest, and lifestyle attributes.Similar to the insights advertisers can glean from a Cross-Screen Addressable campaign, Xandr’s unique consumer analytics will help marketers determine the effectiveness of their media buys, including the impact on brand health and the ability to aid in frequency capping of a given brand message. Using these powerful attribution tools, marketers will have the ability to gain greater insights and become more effective with each campaign they run within Community.Marketing Technology News: Index Exchange Introduces Adaptive Timeout, Incorporating Machine Learning into Header BiddingCommunity is Reaching Consumers Where They AreXandr recently released original, consumer-centric research, called the Relevance Report. The report surveyed more than 3,000 people to learn how they consume content and their advertising preferences.Consumers are spending more time than ever engaging with content. The report revealed 68% of consumers spend the majority of their free time engaging with content, and 76% said content enriches and enhances their lives, with 72% stating their day wouldn’t be complete without it.Despite this engagement with content, consumers, especially younger audiences, have become proficient at tuning out content and advertising that they do not perceive as immediately relevant to them. About 57% of respondents say they do not want to engage with ads because they are not relevant to them and, most importantly, 66% wish advertisements were more relevant to them and their lives.Community is Making TV More Data-DrivenXandr is the leader in advanced TV advertising*. Community builds on the expertise of more than 3,000 addressable and advanced TV campaigns, and will begin to incorporate robust TV management tools. Using its technology and data analytics, Community will create more relevant advertising opportunities and help optimize yield management of inventory for live, playback, and VOD on traditional linear TV.Community is Privacy-ProtectedXandr is committed to protecting data and privacy, while providing valuable and relevant advertising to consumers. Responsible data usage has been part of AT&T’s DNA for more than 143 years, always giving customers the power of choice to opt in or out of relevant advertising.Marketing Technology News: Alorica Taps Business Transformation Veteran Colson Hillier to Be Chief Marketing Officer AT&T’sbrand safeMarketing TechnologyNewspremium video environmentprivacy-protectedXandr Previous ArticleBrightcove’s Award-Winning Live Platform Releases Broadcast Features, Lowers Video Streaming CostsNext ArticleBrightlink Releases CPaaS Platform 2.0
Lightspeed POS Inc. (“Lightspeed” or the “Company”), a leading provider of software, solutions and support systems to over 49,000 small and medium-sized retail and restaurant locations worldwide, announced the acquisition of Montreal-based Chronogolf, an innovative cloud-based software offering that facilitates management for golf course operators around the world. An existing Lightspeed partner, Chronogolf uses the Lightspeed platform for both the retail and restaurant facets of its business software, combined with its booking and management solutions.Lightspeed’s inventory-rich, cloud-based software will help new and existing customers in the golf industry drive business growth and maximize efficiency. Complementing Lightspeed’s existing product offerings, such as Lightspeed Loyalty and Lightspeed Payments, the Chronogolf software will offer customers a fully-integrated point of sale and golf course management solution, giving them the opportunity to streamline their business, from pro shop to restaurant to tee sheet—all in one system.“Since Lightspeed’s inception, our focus has been to provide technology to small and medium-sized businesses in verticals with complex operations, so they can work smarter, make data-driven decisions, and create the best possible experience for their customers. Running a golf course combines retail, restaurant, and ecommerce—areas that are core to our business,” says Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed. “Expanding within the golf vertical is just one example of our commitment to these complex SMBs around the world.”Marketing Technology News: How Digital Can Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail with Customer Experience ObjectivesThe Chronogolf team along with Co-CEO’s JD St-Martin and Guillaume Jacquet will join Lightspeed. “We are excited to be a part of the Lightspeed team that is bringing this powerful all-in-one management solution to pro shops and restaurants across the industry,” said JD St-Martin, Co-CEO of Chronogolf. “Through this highly configurable solution, we are providing operators with the opportunity to more deeply understand their business through performance data and insights, enabling them to create a targeted and engaging experience for their members.”Marketing Technology News: Spectrum Equity Announces Sale of Ethoca to MastercardKey Features of Chronogolf by Lightspeed:Run Your Pro Shop from Anywhere: Track customer experience across the facility with seamless POS integration, connect to payment terminals, cash drawers, printers and terminals, and access sales and inventory data from anywhereBoost Restaurant or Snack Bar Sales: Turn tables faster and serve guests better with the cloud-based restaurant POS built to handle everything from clubhouse drinks to fine dining.Increased Potential Sales Opportunities: Follow customers from green to restaurant through seamless POS implementation, customize your menus and floor plan, improve communication between front and back-of-house and boost table turnover by taking orders and payments from any locationCustom Integrations Powered by Lightspeed: Take a pro shop online by syncing the POS with Lightspeed eCom, process payments and end-of-day settlements with Lightspeed Payments, reward members and keep customers coming back with Lightspeed Loyalty, pull insightful reports to improve the business with Lightspeed Analytics, and automatically post sales data and reduce errors with Lightspeed AccountingTee Sheet: Simplify the schedule with a user-friendly tee sheet, create unlimited categories, book and reorganize tee times instantlyMarketing Technology News: AI-Driven Weather Data: New to Some, But It Has Been Driving CustomWeather’s Success for Years Lightspeed POS Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Chronogolf PRNewswireJune 2, 2019, 5:02 pmMay 31, 2019 AcquisitionJD St-MartinLightspeed POSMarketing TechnologyMontreal-based ChronogolfNews Previous ArticleVERB Adds Leading Health Care Provider OnDoc to Its Client RosterNext ArticleDigital Shadows Reveals a 50% Increase in Exposed Data in One Year
Filmzie: A Place to Meet Exceptional Movies and Their Fans MTS Staff Writer3 days agoJuly 18, 2019 Filmzie, a social movie platform, has launched its new movie streaming service with a vision to build a bustling community that discovers, explores, and discusses films.Unlike traditional streaming platforms, Filmzie aims to bring the social element of filmgoing to the forefront. Movie viewers can set up their own profiles, follow other Filmzies, and build their own follower base. Users are invited to become explorers discovering original, unusual, or under-the-radar-films. Creating an account is free, with users only needing to pay for the movies they watch.Filmzie believes in diverse content: As word of mouth will be the major marketing tool, this is a tremendous opportunity for independent filmmakers who can’t dedicate their resources to traditional promotion. The long-term vision is to allow creators to upload their work and offer it directly to their audiences, who will be the ultimate force driving the movie’s success.Marketing Technology News: Vonage Awarded 2019 CRM Excellence AwardThe movie landscape has been transforming ever since streaming platforms challenged cinemas and their limited offerings. What might have felt like a glimpse of hope for many filmmakers has also become the final nail in the coffin for others. An unprecedented amount of online content makes it extremely difficult to stand out and be rewarded fairly, particularly when it comes to small studios and alternative creators.But what if filmmakers could efficiently connect with viewers, get the deserved recognition and sell movies directly to their audience on their own terms? What if they weren’t forced to compromise their values and struggle without a budget for heavy marketing? The answers to these questions have materialized in Filmzie: a platform tailored to address the need for transparency, adequate pay, and efficiency in the entertainment industry.Marketing Technology News: Gartner’s Software Advice Names Bright Pattern FrontRunner for Call Center SoftwareFilmzie has embarked on a journey to establish itself as a haven for interesting films and their fans. The platform is already teaming up with its own users on a journey to revolutionize the way content is created, consumed, marketed and monetized. Movie fans and creators alike are invited to become one of the Filmzie’s game-changers.Marketing Technology News: Bpm’online named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation FilmzieMarketing Technology Newsmovie streaming serviceNewssocial movie platform Previous ArticleTaxi2Airport.com: The Taj Mahal – The Most Popular ‘Wonder of the World’ on Social MediaNext ArticleNew Strategy Book Reveals How to Respond to the Trade Wars and Digital Age Disruptions
Nextgen Merchant Acquirer to Provide Back-End Infrastructure and Banking Services to Streamline Small World’s European ActivityCredorax, the licensed NextGen merchant acquiring bank providing cross-border processing for ecommerce and omnichannel payments, announced its partnership with Small World, a leading global money transfer service provider. Small World will benefit from Credorax’s smart payments solution, including its Insights platform providing real-time data, and financial services enabling payment acceptance from terminals across the region. One of the first technology companies with a European banking license and worldwide processing capabilities, Credorax will provide a suite of products and services customized to help Small World streamline its European activity.The solution is tailor-made for Small World, built in conjunction with two other leading service providers to create an end-to-end offering encompassing logistics, tech provider and platform. Credorax will provide the financial back-end infrastructure, state-of-the-art acquiring services, transparent reporting, competitive fees and card acceptance. As part of this solution, NMI will provide the front-end gateway and technology to operate terminals across Europe and Hemisphere West will be managing logistics and installations.Marketing Technology News: Digital Communication Tools Leave Many Workers Feeling Squeezed out by Tech-Savvy Colleagues“This is an exciting time for Small World, with rapid growth across our branded global service and digital solution, said Nick Day, CEO and Founder of Small World. “Expanding globally requires the most robust and scalable solution available and Credorax was the obvious choice. With a quick and easy implementation, we have the benefits of Credorax’s suite of services – smart acquiring, payment acceptance, backend insights, clear reporting tools, user-friendly interface, account management and fee transparency”Small World works across many geographical borders with complex and diverse needs focused on providing customers with the best payment experience. This results in logistical complexities and a lack of transparency in reporting for Small World. With Credorax’s back-end platform, Small World will be able to consolidate all activity and accept payments from terminals across Europe, regardless of location.Marketing Technology News: Taptica International Rebrand Reflects Video Advertising Leadership“We are heading to a future of unified transparent solutions in the global payment space,” said Alon Bigler, VP Business Development at Credorax. “We are thrilled to help Small World usher in this new era, providing our unified solution for their diverse payment needs across Europe.”Marketing Technology News: LivePerson Wins 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award Credorax Announces Partnership with Small World to Enhance Cross-European, Card Present Activity with a Unified Payment Solution MTS Staff WriterJuly 9, 2019, 2:32 pmJuly 3, 2019 acquirationCredoraxInsightsMarketing Technology NewsNewsNextGenSmall World Previous ArticleZipLine Acquires Gift Card Platform SmartClixxNext ArticleThe Role of AI in Shaping the Future of Video Conferencing
Amit ShahBJPDerek O BrienLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 13, 2019, 9:53 PM IST New Delhi/Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’ Brien Monday lashed out against BJP president Amit Shah for his comment “Kangal Bangla” (pauper Bengal) remark calling him “puke-worthy” and a “low-life” who “insulted” the state.Derek also said that Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get a befitting reply from the people of the state. Shah addressing a poll rally at Canning Monday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has turned Sonar (golden) Bangla into “Kangal (pauper) Bangla”. Targetting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Shah said “She is only interested in protecting infiltrators to secure her vote bank. But her vote bank won’t be able to save her from imminent defeat.”Retorting sharply to the comment, O’Brien said in a tweet “That puke-worthy Shah had the audacity to use the term ????? ????? Kangal Bangla today at a rally. The people of Bengal will give him and Modi a fitting reply in Phase 7. That #LowLife insults Bengal.””Puke-worthy Shah is ignoramus about Bengal. Knows nothing about the State. Doesn’t even care enough to find out where Rabindranath Thakur was born. And yet comes to beg for votes,” Brien said.BJP president Amit Shah on Monday dared West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to arrest him for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and said that the TMC supremo can stop him from attending rallies in Bengal but not BJP’s victory march in the state.Shah was criticising Trinamool Congress government for denying him permission to land his chopper and hold a public meeting at Baruipur under Jadavpur constituency.”We will restore the glory of Bengal. Mamata Banerjee has turned Sonar (golden) Bangla into Kangal (pauper) Bangla. She is only interested in protecting infiltrators to secure her vote bank. But her vote bank won’t be able to save her from imminent defeat,” he had asserted.In the seventh and last phase of election on May 19, polling will be held in nine parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal, including two in the city and two in its suburbs.
ceasefire violationjammu and kashmirLoCpakistan First Published: July 20, 2019, 11:53 AM IST Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Saturday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) at three places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, defence sources said. This comes on a day when Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting the state.The Pakistani side resorted to unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing of small arms first in Krishna Ghati, then in Mankote and Shahpur sectors of the LoC, news agency IANS reported. The Indian Army is retaliating effectively as the gunbattle continues. Meanwhile, during his daylong visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Minister is scheduled to review security situation on the LoC and the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region. He will chair a security review meeting to take first hand account of the security situation in the hinterland as well.He is later scheduled to inaugurate two bridges in Kathua and Samba districts before flying back to Delhi.
Ever since it came out with its new Zen core architecture late last year, AMD has been aggressively pushing its Ryzen line of processors to almost every computing market its eternal rival Intel has a foothold. It even suspiciously named some of its processors, particularly those for desktops, to match Intel’s Core i scheme. So after the high-end Ryzen 7 and the Ryzen 5, it’s really no surprise that AMD has finally come out with the Ryzen 3 to target even more budget-constrained PC gamers. Yes, even with a Ryzen 3, AMD is aiming for the gaming market. After all, if your CPU can handle games, it can handle almost anything, right? But while these two new Ryzen 3 processors are indeed “AMD VR Ready”, that is really only true if you have a matching VR Ready GPU. Preferably an AMD Radeon, of course.As mentioned, there are two pioneering processors in this mainstream line, both with 4 cores, 4 threads, and 65 watt TDP. First is the Ryzen 3 1200, which runs at a base clock speed of 3.1 GHz and can be boosted to 3.4 GHz. Those who really want to squeeze out the most out of AMD’s budget Ryzen line will probably aim for the Ryzen 3 1300X for two reasons. First is that it runs faster at 3.5 GHz and even faster at 3.7 GHz with boost clock.However, you can even take it up a notch to 3.9 GHz if you activate XFR. That said, you will have to swap out the Wreath Stealth cooling solution that comes by default with both Ryzen 3 CPUs and use the new Wraith Max, which can now be purchased on its own. The Wraith Max can also be used to enable XFR on the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 5 1600X. Since this is AMD’s budget line, the price tags on the Ryzen 3 processors shouldn’t be a surprise either. The Ryzen 3 1200 goes for a measly $109 while the Ryzen 3 1300X isn’t that much higher at $129. Both are compatible with new AM4 motherboards. The new standalone Wraith Max thermal solution, on the other hand, will set you back another $59.SOURCE: AMD
HousekeepingThe first thing we’re going to do today is get a fake “leak” out of the way. This image is floating around a whole bunch of publications early today with a suggestion that it’s the first Galaxy S9 photograph. In reality, it’s a pixelated-border photograph of a Samsung flip phone. This image was picked up by SlashLeaks user Madsimar, spread like wildfire, then deleted once it was clear it was a falsified leak. Once the post was deleted, Madsimar’s score for “legit” leaks went back up to perfect, because SlashLeaks system for said reputation scoring is completely broken. Also unfortunate is the fact that publications continued to cite SlashLeaks for the image because of their watermarking system. They continued to link to SlashLeaks despite no actual URL existing for said exact source.More RealWe’re having a peek at a screenshot this morning from a Samsung app which shows a new sort of Samsung device. Unlike any Samsung smartphone that’s come before it, the device in the illustration likely shows the Galaxy S9. This device is one of two devices that’ll be revealed by Samsung, the other having an ever-so-slightly different backside.The image above came from a Weibo user called GrownSSPer who’s since deleted the post they made with the image at hand. While a similar situation occurred in the “housekeeping” section above and resulted in our distrust, the Weibo nature of this second piece of evidence makes the opposite conclusion seem more realistic. When a Weibo user deletes a post, it’s less likely they’re hiding their tracks, and far more likely they’ve had a request to remove said media.As such, the following set of renders from the folks at Samsungmobile dot News are quite likely fairly accurate. They’ve also made an interesting pros/cons list which you’ll see above. They’ve got their angles right, the borders all seem in order, and the likelihood that Samsung would continue to use an Infinity Display rings true, too. The SMN folks have created renderings of the Galaxy S9 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S9 Plus in several colors.Below you’ll find a set of specifications we’ve gathered over the past several weeks. We’ll continue to tweak and update this list in future posts as additional details are revealed. Note that no single detail is yet confirmed by Samsung itself just yet.SAMSUNG GALAXY S9:• Display (S9): 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED (570 PPI)• Processor in USA: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845)• Processor Internationally: Samsung Exynos 9810• RAM: 4 or 6 GB• Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB (options)• MicroSD Slot: Yes, 256GB potential• Connectivity: Bluetooth LE, NFC, USB-C, Cat 18 LTE support• Camera (backside): Single lens: 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash• Camera (front facing): 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR• Sensors: Iris scanner, 3D sensor, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2• Battery: 3100 mAh, USB-C, Quick Charge 2.0 or higher, wireless charging with Qi standard• Headphone Jack: MAYBE.• Additional Features: Samsung DeX, ANT+ support, Bixby AI personal assistant, AKG stereo speakersSAMSUNG GALAXY S9 Plus:• Display (S9+): 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED (529 PPI)• Processor in USA: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845)• Processor Internationally: Samsung Exynos 9810• RAM: 4 or 6 GB• Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB (options)• MicroSD Slot: Yes, 256GB potential• Connectivity: Bluetooth LE, NFC, USB-C, Cat 18 LTE support• Camera (backside): Dual lens: 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.55, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) AND 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash• Camera (front facing): 8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6, 1.22 µm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR• Sensors: Iris scanner, 3D sensor, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2• Battery: 3600 mAh, USB-C, Quick Charge 2.0 or higher, wireless charging with Qi standard• Headphone Jack: MAYBE.• Additional Features: Samsung DeX, ANT+ support, Bixby AI personal assistant, AKG stereo speakersThe release date for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is not yet confirmed, but rumors point to late March. Earlier reports suggested the Galaxy S9 would not be “previewed” or “teased” at CES 2018, but that it could well appear at Mobile World Congress 2018. In the past, MWC has been the home to some big-time Samsung smartphone releases.If Samsung does indeed choose MWC 2018 as home for their Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus release, they’ll likely schedule for the Sunday or Monday before the main series of events. That means either February 24th or February 25th is the event date for the Galaxy S9 in 2018. Also consider a Barcelona night event on the night of the 25th at 8PM local time. That’d be 1PM Central Time here in the United States – perfect timing for a mid-day USA event in NYC and late morning in California.Stick around for more information on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus as data plops down on our desk in the next few weeks. We’ll be bringing you all the most magical Galaxy smartphone data until then, and well through the future! 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