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What we learned in the Warriors’ win over the Timberwolves

first_imgThompson isn’t someone you’d expect to put the ball on the floor too often in a game — he’s best known for his catch-and-shoot prowess. But contrary … The Warriors capped off one of their toughest road trips of the year with a 117-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday.Here are the three things we learned from the contest:Klay can channel James Harden(Jerry Holt//[email protected])Klay Thompson had a bounce-back game against the T-Wolves — emphasis on “bounce”.last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Quality start to the Dungeness crab season

first_imgTypically, the start of the sport crab season can go two ways. If the crabs are abundant, the meat content is usually on the lighter side. If there are fewer crabs around, they are typically heavier and in better shape. This is all due to their food source – lots of crabs equals less food for them to divide, fewer crabs usually means plenty of food to go around.This year’s crab season is starting off as the latter. There are fewer crabs, but the quality is pretty good for this time of the …last_img read more

Information ‘key to beat poverty’

first_img4 May 2006Universal access to information has positive spin-offs that can help governments meet the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and unemployment by 2015, says the director-general of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), Koichiro Matsuura.Commemorating World Press Freedom Day 2006 on Wednesday, Matsuura said freedom of expression was central to promoting civil participation as well as encouraging human development and security.He said Unesco emphasised the concept of “knowledge societies” as it recognised the role of the media as well as information and communication technology (ICT) in expanding access to information.More than one billion people in the world live below one US dollar per day per day, while another 2.7 million live on less than two US dollars a day. To combat these shocking statistics, the UN Millennium Declaration of 2000 made poverty eradication the highest among the goals of the international development community.Matsuura said free and independent media should be recognised as a key element in eradicating poverty.“First, free and independent media serve as a vehicle for sharing information in order to facilitate good governance, generate opportunities to gain access to essential services, promote accountability and counteract corruption.”Secondly, he said, free media had the potential to develop relationships between informed citizens and elected officials.Media operating in a democratic system, Matsuura said, were associated with benefits relevant to tackling poverty. These included political transparency as well as education support and public health awareness – such as education campaigns on HIV/Aids.At the same time, Matsuura said, there was a relationship between freedom of expression and higher incomes, as well as between higher adult literacy and lower infant mortality.It thus became clear “that the defence of one fundamental human right – the right to freedom of expression – may directly protect several others, thereby showing how rights protections are interwoven intellectually, morally, and in practice,” Matsuura said.These sentiments were echoed in a document adopted at the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia, where 176 participating states reaffirmed that freedom of expression was essential to development.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Rare Huge-Format Koran Digitized for Study

first_imgcurt hopkins Tags:#art#E-Learning#international#web The John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester in England is digitizing one of the largest and most important Korans in existence, one that could previously be studied by few due to its size, weight and fragility. Funded by the non-profit Islamic Manuscript Association, the project will take just under 1,000 images of the 500 year old book. The “Rylands Koran of Kansuh al-Ghuri,” with pages that measure three feet by two feet, is believe to have originated in Cairo from the library of Kansuh al-Ghuri, one of the last Mamluk Sultans of Egypt. Each 100 MB scan has a maximum resolution of 60.5 million pixels and is captured using a PhaseOne P65+ digital camera attached to a Macbook Pro.The digital artifact will be freely available on a dedicated website using Turning the Pages, a book viewing technology pioneered by the British Library. What does the study of a specific book, especially an iteration of one of the world’s great religious texts (not exactly in short supply) teach us? Among other things, the study of a lush example can give us access to attitudes toward art, calligraphy and ornamentation. Those in turn can give us a window into attitudes toward life in general and religion in specific. Two leaves that were missing from the Koran were later found at Ireland’s Chester Beatty Library. The scanning program will allow those leaves to digitally relaid into the book. The entire project is being chronicled on the blog Gateway to the Koran of Kansuh Al-Ghuri.Scanning photo from Gateway | other sources: Daily Mail, ResourceBlog 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

No plan yet for NRC non-applicants

first_imgWhat will Assam do with the 3.9 lakh people who had opted out or not applied for inclusion in the National Register of Citizens (NRC)?They don’t seem to be in the current scheme of things, at least while the exercise is on to publish the final list of citizens by August 31, a date fixed by the Supreme Court.The draft NRC published on July 30, 2018, had excluded 4,007,707 people out of a total of 32,991,284 applicants. Another 102,462 were filtered out of those who made it to the draft NRC, and put in a list of rejected persons on June 26.Officials handling the NRC exercise said 3,612,019 out of the 40.07 lakh in the first exclusion list had reapplied. There is no data on how many of the rejected persons in the second list have reapplied. The State government indicated a plan would be worked out for the non-applicants once the NRC dust settles. “The State Coordinator for NRC is yet to share the details [about those who did not apply],” said Ashutosh Agnihotri, Assam’s Home Commissioner and Secretary. Studies have revealed that majority of poor tribal people do not possess or have not preserved legacy data — sets of documents that include the 1951 NRC and electoral rolls up to the midnight of March 24, 1971 — to prove their citizenship, despite being descendants of the indigenous peoples of Assam.last_img read more

Uljanik Workers on Strike Again

first_imgzoomImage by WNN Over 1,500 workers of the 3. Maj and Uljanik shipyards, part of Croatia’s Uljanik Group, launched a new strike on Monday, October 22, demanding for the ongoing crisis at the shipbuilder to be resolved as soon as possible.The workers downed their tools on Tuesday, October 23 as well, and headed for the company headquarters where they asked for the resignation of Gianni Rosanda, President of the Company Management.Rossanda already presented his resignation to the supervisory board of Uljanik on August 28.The workers took to the streets to voice their dissatisfaction with the worsening financial situation at the group, which lost majority of orders over the past few months. Disgruntled workers are also seeking their September wages to be paid.The new wave of strikes is being held after the general assembly of the company held on October 16 failed to elect new members of the company’s supervisory board, since the group’s shareholders did not propose their members.The strike is expected to last until Friday, however, workers are not expected to head to the streets in the meantime.The Croatian government, which has a 25 pct share in the group, is working on a new restructuring plan for the shipbuilder, Croatian Minister of Economy, Darko Horvat, told national tv channel HRT.The country’s ministries of finance and economy are set to review the amended restructuring proposal in the upcoming few days. As explained by Horvat, the country has received recommendations from Brussels, detailing restrictions to potential state aid schemes for the shipbuilding group. Namely, the final restructuring plan needs to receive a blessing from Brussels before being implemented.Danko Koncar-led Kermas Energija was selected as Uljanik’s strategic partner for the restructuring process in May 2018. It is estimated that over EUR 450 million (USD 551.5 million) is required for the shipbuilder’s financial restructuring. Based on the latest round of talks, held this week, it is hinted that an unnamed Australian company is seeking to join the restructuring bid.Uljanik is building two ships that need to be completed by the end of the year.One of them is being built for Australian company Scenic. The delivery of the luxury cruise ship, named Scenic Eclipse, which was ordered in 2015, has been delayed until late January 2019, due to the ongoing issues at Uljanik.Scenic Eclipse was originally scheduled to deploy on its maiden voyage from Athens to Venice on August 31, before sailing to the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.Uljanik reported a USD 191.5 million loss for 2017, of which 153 million was transferred to this year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

First full Aladdin movie trailer takes a magiccarpet ride onto screens

A full trailer for the live-action Aladdin movie has materialized.The trailer for the Guy Ritchie-directed film was released Tuesday during Good Morning America, just a month after footage from the upcoming Disney movie came out at the Grammy Awards.  Will Smith plays the prankster Genie, a role made famous by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated version. Mena Massoud plays Aladdin, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. Smith’s blue-skinned appearance in the Grammy footage already has sparked plenty of social buzz. But as the new trailer makes clear, blue is an optional choice for this Genie. There are times when he’s not tinted in that color, whether to attend a party or just to lounge around.Massoud is loving his whole new world. “Still pinch myself sometimes at the idea of playing this iconic character,” the actor tweeted. “His journey in this film is only something I could have dreamed of playing with. This trailer is only a sliver of the adventures you’ll see this May.”    1 Tags Ok, the musical numbers in the new #Aladdin are looking pretty spot-on 🕺 pic.twitter.com/KbCr5WjG3d— Fandom (@getFANDOM) March 12, 2019 Disney Yikes. This is just one of those movies that was never meant to be live action. Jasmine should be smoking hot. Jafar should be scary. The lead looks mad lame. Will Smith is so obnoxious and not funny. It was a classic. A classic. Now this trash.— Liz 🏳️‍🌈 (@bklyn_goes_hard) March 12, 2019 much better but what an awful Jafar casting, doesnt look scary and his voice, omg his voice isnt intimidating, wth people, your are crippling one of the greatest villains of all time.— Guillaume Dauphinais (@delphs) March 12, 2019 Amazing the difference a full trailer can make….definitely more interested in #Aladdin now. pic.twitter.com/N4BDyq2iFd— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) March 12, 2019 Aladdin opens May 23 in Australia and May 24 in the US and UK. Comment 77 Photos Some fans gave the new trailer a thumbs-up. Still pinch myself sometimes at the idea of playing this iconic character. His journey in this film is only something I could have dreamed of playing with. This trailer is only a sliver of the adventures you’ll see this May. Get ready for a whole new world. #Aladdin pic.twitter.com/XQgcG6LI75— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) March 12, 2019 TV and Movies Others were down-right harsh, complaining that Marwan Kenzari, who plays villain Jafar, doesn’t seem evil enough. 2019 movies to geek out over Share your voice read more

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