World Bank project aims to provide lowcost energy in Africas Great Lakes

The World Bank today approved $340 million for a hydroelectric project that aims to benefit 62 million people in Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania – part of a Great Lakes regional initiative inaugurated by the Bank’s President and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during their first-of-a-kind joint visit to the region in May.The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which has a total cost of $468 million and an eventual 80 megawatt generation capacity, will boost reliable power supply to the electricity grids of the three countries, reduce electricity costs and promote renewable power.It will also spur job-led economic development and pave the way for more dynamic regional cooperation, peace and stability among the countries of the Nile Equatorial Lakes (NEL) sub-region in east Africa, the Bank stated in a news release.“This landmark project will have transformational impact, bringing lower-cost energy to homes, businesses, and clinics in Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania,” says Colin Bruce, Director, Strategy, Operations and Regional Integration. “By connecting grids, people and environmentally sensitive solutions, the project will help to catalyze growth and to encourage peace and stability in the sub-region.”The project is the first operation under the World Bank Group Great Lakes Regional Initiative, which was inaugurated during the visit by Mr. Ban and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in May. The joint visit was in support of a UN-brokered peace agreement signed earlier this year aimed at ending the cycles of conflict and crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to promote economic development in the region.In 2011, the Bank helped to provide electricity to an additional 1.4 million people in African countries; construct and repair some 6,640 kilometres of roads; and improved water supplies for more than 8 million people.“The Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project takes a regional approach to tackling sub-Saharan Africa’s power crisis, providing low-cost, clean, renewable energy to people in Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania,” says Jamal Saghir, World Bank Director for Sustainable Development in the Africa Region. “The new power plant signals the Bank’s commitment to keeping the lights on across the African continent, necessary for achieving growth, ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity in the region.” read more

Warning over appetite suppressant lollipops advertised by Instagram celebrities as they send

The star wrote: “#ad Tummy Game Plan? You know it’s @flattummytea. Nothings [sic] gonna get you flat the same as this tea will. The excuses are in the past, much like the water weight I used to have.”The ASA upheld a complaint which challenged the implication that the tea could help with water weight.It concluded that the posts violated CAP Code rules that marketing containing nutrition or health claims “must be supported by documentary evidence to show they meet the conditions of use associated with the relevant claim, as specified in the EU Register [of nutrition and health claims made on foods]”.The company said at the time that it was not aware of the register or the relevant regulation, and stated that it “did not hold scientific data to support their claims that the tea ingredients could help with water weight loss”. Celebrities have come under fire from charities and campaigners for promoting appetite suppressants to their young, female followers on social media.Kim Kardashian West, one of the most-followed celebrities on social media in the world, has been heavily criticised for her involvement in promoting “appetite suppressant” lollipops to her millions of followers, many of whom are young girls.Under a photograph of herself sucking one of the diet sweets, she writes: “#ad, You guys, @flattummyco just dropped a new product. They’re Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they’re literally unreal. They’re giving the first 500 people on their website 15% OFF so if you want to get your hands on some…you need to do it quick!”She finished her message by asking her followers to “#suckit”.The star’s message was criticised by eating disorder charity Beat, which argues this message is potentially damaging to young women. Beat’s Director of External Affairs, Tom Quinn, told The Telegraph: “Eating disorders are mental illnesses with complex causes, so it is unlikely that this product would be the sole and direct reason for someone developing one.”However, we know that appetite suppressants are used by people with restrictive eating disorders like anorexia, and feel it is harmful to widely distribute and promote such products.” Jameela Jamil said the marketing was “terrible and toxic”Credit: NBCUniversal Jameela Jamil said the marketing was "terrible and toxic" The lollipops are manufactured by Flat Tummy Co, which pays some of the most popular stars on Instagram large sums to market its “detox” teas, some of which contain a laxative, meal-replacement milkshakes, and lollipops, which contain an appetite suppressant. The pink packaging, and the fact the company refers to its customers as “babes”, suggests the weight loss products are aimed predominantly at the young women who follow the Instagram celebrities.Flat Tummy Co has been contacted for comment, as has Kim Kardashian West’s company.It has also come under fire for false advertising. In September last year, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) told the company to take down a post from Geordie Shore’s Sophie Kasaei’s Instagram. Eating disorders are a very real issue for a lot of young people and to see Kim Kardashian actively encouraging her fans to develop an unhealthy relationship with food is terrifying and gravely concerning.— Dr. Liam Hackett (@DiageoLiam) May 16, 2018 Body positivity campaigner and British actress Jameela Jamil also criticised the star, writing: “No. F— off. No. You terrible and toxic influence on young girls. I admire their mother’s branding capabilities, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, however this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to.”Dr Liam Hackett, the founder and CEO of equality and anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, tweeted: “Eating disorders are a very real issue for a lot of young people and to see Kim Kardashian actively encouraging her fans to develop an unhealthy relationship with food is terrifying and gravely concerning. ”  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. read more

Female nurse arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients on stroke ward

Wendy Swift, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We can confirm a healthcare professional has been suspended in line with Trust policy following allegations of mistreatment against patients on the Stroke Unit “We take all allegations of this type extremely seriously and when the concerns were raised we immediately contacted the police.” 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. A female nurse has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately poisoning stroke patients in a Lancashire hospital.Police said the staff member is being investigated for administering poison or noxious fluids with the intent to injure, as well as for ill treatment and wilful neglect of patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.It is understood that Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust contacted police on November 8 after a colleague of the nurse raised concerns to the management.The nurse was suspended from her post and has been bailed till December 6.It follows a report by the Care Quality Commission last year which raised concerns over the trust’s ability to safely handle medicine.Detective Chief Insp Jill Johnston, from Lancashire Police, said: “This arrest is part of an on-going investigation into allegations of mistreatment of patients by a healthcare professional at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.”The inquiry is complicated and we have a team of specialist detectives working on this case who are also offering support to those families who have had loved ones identified as potentially being involved.”Our priority and the priority of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to ensure the safety of patients.”The hospital has been criticised for its heavy use of agency nurses due to the high number of staff vacancies, however the nurse in question is understood to be a full time member of staff. read more

Newmont recognised again for leading sustainability performance

first_imgNewmont Mining Corporation has been recognised for leading sustainability performance – and as the most improved company in the mining sector – in the 2017 Sustainability Yearbook. The Yearbook is published by RobecoSAM, a sustainability investment firm that manages one of the most comprehensive databases of financially material sustainability information in the world. This database is also used to develop the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), which ranked Newmont as the mining industry leader in both 2016 and 2015.The Sustainability Yearbook has been published annually since 2004 and is based on a Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) which ranked 2,473 companies worldwide – including 54 mining companies – on 600 sustainability performance metrics.“Exceptional performance is the product of our people’s commitment to sustainable development, and the foundation of our ability to create long-term value.” said Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being recognised as the industry leader in sustainability, as well as the most improved, is a great honour, and also serves as an impetus to continue improving our practices – from generating good jobs and facilitating local economic development, to safeguarding the environment and delivering strong returns to shareholders.”Newmont was the first gold company named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2007. In addition to being named the mining sector’s top performer overall in 2016 for the second year running, Newmont also received the industry’s top scores for health and safety, climate strategy, water management, corporate citizenship, risk and crisis management, asset closure management and environmental management systems.More information on Newmont’s safety, economic, environmental and social performance can be found in the company’s annual sustainability report, Beyond the Mine. The report is published as part of Newmont’s ongoing obligations as a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and in accordance with the company’s commitments under the United Nations’ Global Compact and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.last_img read more

Irishman 30 dies in Melbourne

first_imgAN IRISHMAN WHO sustained serious head injuries on Saturday morning in an incident in Melbourne, Australia has passed away.Victoria Police confirmed that Eoin Murray died in hospital.The 30-year-old Kildare native had been living in Australia for some years and had been granted citizenship in March.His family flew to the city and were keeping vigil at his bedside in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.Authorities are awaiting the results of a post-mortem exam.Eoin was found with serious head injuries in the Fitzroy area of the city on Saturday morning. He was spotted by a passer-by at about 6am on Nicholson Street and taken to hospital immediately.The sealed-off scene in Fitzroy, Melbourne on Saturday morning. (Image: Conor Hickey)READ: Irish family fly to Australia to be with critically-injured sonlast_img read more

US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user

first_imgDOCUMENTS LEAKED BY former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.The documents, published by The New York Times, the Guardian, and ProPublica, suggest that the mapping, gaming, and social networking apps which are a common feature of the world’s estimated one billion smartphones can feed America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ with huge amounts of personal data, including location information and details such as political affiliation or sexual orientation.The size and scope of the program aren’t publicly known, but the reports suggest that US and British intelligence easily get routine access to data generated by apps such as the Angry Birds game franchise or the Google Maps navigation service.The joint spying program “effectively means that anyone using Google Maps on a smartphone is working in support of a GCHQ system,” one 2008 document from the British eavesdropping agency is quoted as saying. Another document — a hand-drawn picture of a smirking fairy conjuring up a tottering pile of papers over a table marked “LEAVE TRAFFIC HERE” — suggests that gathering the data doesn’t take much effort.The NSA did not directly comment on the reports but said in a statement that the communications of those who were not “valid foreign intelligence targets” were not of interest to the spy agency.“Any implication that NSA’s foreign intelligence collection is focused on the smartphone or social media communications of everyday Americans is not true,” the statement said. “We collect only those communications that we are authorised by law to collect for valid foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes — regardless of the technical means used by the targets.”GCHQ said it did not comment on intelligence matters, but insisted that all of its activity was “authorised, necessary and proportionate.”Intelligence agencies’ interest in mobile phones and the networks they run on has been documented in several of Snowden’s previous disclosures, but the focus on apps shows how everyday, innocuous-looking pieces of software can be turned into instruments of espionage.Angry Birds, which has been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times worldwide, was one of the most eye-catching examples. The Times and ProPublica said a 2012 British intelligence report laid out how to extract Angry Bird users’ information from phones running the Android operating system.Golden NuggetAnother document, a 14-page-long NSA slideshow published to the Web, listed a host of other mobile apps, including those made by social networking giant Facebook, photo sharing site Flickr, and the film-oriented Flixster.It wasn’t clear precisely what information can be extracted from which apps, but one of the slides gave the example of a user who uploaded a photo using a social media app.Under the words, “Golden Nugget!”, it said that the data generated by the app could be examined to determine a phone’s settings, where it connected to, which websites it had visited, which documents it had downloaded, and who its users’ friends were. One of the documents said that apps could even be mined for information about users’ political alignment or sexual orientation.Google and Rovio Entertainment, the maker of Angry Birds, did not immediately return messages seeking comment on the reports.The Times’ web posting of a censored US document on the smartphone surveillance briefly contained material that appeared to publish the name of an NSA employee. Computer experts said they were able to extract the name of the employee, along with the name of a Middle Eastern terror group the program was targeting and details about the types of computer files the NSA found useful.Since Snowden began leaking documents in June, his supporters have maintained they have been careful not to disclose any intelligence official’s name or operational details that could compromise ongoing surveillance.The employee did not return phone or email messages from the AP.Michael Birmingham, a spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence, said the agency requested the Times redact the information. Danielle Rhodes Ha, a Times spokeswoman, attributed the posting to a production error and said the material had been removed.Read: It’s Data Protection day – are you up to speed on your data privacy rights? >Read: Private answers: Irish people are now less worried about social media security >last_img read more

Sony announces God of War and inFamous HD Collections

first_imgSony has surprised everyone today by not only confirming what we already new–that a Ratchet & Clank HD Collection was coming to PS3, but also two other highly-desirable collections are on their way.The first new collection is for God of War. Now you may be thinking “haven’t we already got a GoW HD Collection?” and you’d be right, but the first only contained two games (GoW and GoW II). The new release is called God Of War Saga and contains 5 games.GoW Saga will bring together GoW, GoW II, GoW III, GoW: Chains of Olympus, and GoW: Ghost of Sparta. Those last two titles being PSP games known as the GoW: Origins Collection). All titles will be presented as remastered for HD and have Trophy support. GoW III and the Origins Collection also support 3D. Also included in the collection will be a voucher for one month of PS Plus access and some yet-to-be-announced bonus content.The second new HD pack is called the inFamous Collection, and you will get both inFamous and inFamous 2 as well as the DLC Festival of Blood for the second game. Sony is also throwing in some extra missions, character costumes, and weapons/power-ups.All three collections will be released on August 28, and will be used to introduce new packaging that highlights the “Collection line” as Sony calls it. The large gold discs on the front cover will certainly make them stand out on the shelf.The God of War Saga is certainly the best value as it includes 5 games, but retains the same price point as the others at $29.99. However, it’s hard to justify the purchase if you already picked up the previous HD Collection. That is, unless the bonus content turns out to be something pretty awesome.Read more at PlayStation.Bloglast_img read more

Greek finalists in Ethnic Business Awards

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Running for 27 years now, the Ethnic Business Awards celebrate diversity and multiculturalism by honouring the contribution of people who came to Australia and left their mark in the land of opportunity.Entries were accepted from migrants and first generation Australians who have achieved success in three categories: small business, medium to large business and Indigenous business.Among the 2015 finalists are Christos Partsioglou in the small business category and John Halikos competing in the medium to large division.Meanwhile, a representative of the ‘stolen generation’, Sidney Rusca, who runs an earthmoving company of more than 300 employees, is among the candidatures that stood out in the Indigenous category.“These finalists have all displayed hard work, enterprise and innovation, overcoming hurdles to succeed against the odds,” awards founder and chairman, Mr Joseph Assaf AM, said.Mr Partsioglou is the owner of an artisan chocolate shop and cafe in Kew East and a second branch in Canterbury. On migrating to Australia in 1970 with his parents and only a suitcase for a family of five, Mr Partsioglou could never have predicted what the future had in store for him down under.After spending some years in the rag trade he decided to pursue his passion and opened Xocolatl with his wife and daughters.The family is carrying out all aspects of the business, from sourcing the raw ingredients and making the chocolates to branding and retail.“We don’t measure success by the bottom line of balances at the end of the year, we measure it by what we get out of it as individuals.“As long as we are happy to come in to work every day we see it as a successful business,” Mr Partsioglou told Neos Kosmos.John Halikos, founder and director of the Halikos Group, a Darwin-based construction enterprise, settled in Australia in the early 1960s.Following his father’s advice to work hard he opened Halikos Roofing Pty Ltd in 1987.What started as a small venture grew to be one of the largest property development companies in the Northern Territory, comprising six operational divisions and a workforce of more than 350 people.“I am very proud to be announced as a finalist for the prestigious Ethnic Business Awards for 2015. I feel very humble to be included in this list alongside some of Australia’s most successful business people,” Mr Halikos said.The award ceremony will take place at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Hotel in Adelaide, on Friday 6 November.Winners will receive a prize of $10,000 from the the National Australia Bank, founding partner of the awards. Neos Kosmos is also a sponsor of the event.A broadcast of the ceremony will screen on Saturday 14 November (3.30-5.30 pm) and Saturday 21 November (7.30-9.30 pm) on NITV.last_img read more

Grenelle 2 la mise en oeuvre de la loi avance

first_imgGrenelle 2 : la mise en oeuvre de la loi avanceUn an après l’adoption de la loi dite Grenelle 2, qui précise les moyens de mise en oeuvre des mesures du premier Grenelle de l’Environnement, un peu plus de la moitié des décrets ont été, ou seront très prochainement publiés. Un bilan dressé dans un rapport d’étape qui sera présenté à l’Assemblée nationale mercredi.102 des 197 décrets de mise en oeuvre de la loi Grenelle 2 “ont été publiés au Journal officiel ou transmis au Conseil d’Etat avant publication”, a annoncé le député UMP Bertrand Pancher, dont les propos sont rapportés par le site de GoodPlanet. L’auteur du rapport d’étape, rédigé avec le député PS Philippe Tourtelier, se félicite de ce bilan, estimant que le ministère de l’Environnement est en bonne voie pour respecter son engagement en publiant tous les décrets d’ici à la fin de l’année. Année qui doit être “celle dela maturité du Grenelle” avait promis la ministre de l’Ecologie Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet en janvier.”Ce n’est qu’un point d’étape, on est surtout dans le quantitatif, dans le suivi de la loi. A ce jour, on n’a pas assez d’éléments pour avoir une vision d’ensemble de la démarche du Grenelle de l’environnement”, a de son côté souligné Philippe Tourtelier. Si sur certains points, tels que la gestion des déchets, la santé, la pollution de l’air intérieur ou encore la pollution lumineuse, le rythme est satisfaisant, “ça patine pour des raisons juridiques ou techniques” dans d’autres domaines, a admis Bertrand Plancher. C’est notamment le cas de la pollution émise par les transports, en raison de l’important retard pris pour la mise en oeuvre de l’éco-taxe poids lourds. Cette contribution n’entrera pas en vigueur avant 2013, alors qu’elle était à l’origine prévue pour 2011 (voir notre article).Le 27 juin 2011 à 19:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

ASAWISHH Regional Director– Africa Traveling in Ivory Coast

first_imgWISHH will be sending 19MT of TVP™ from ADM to RCI as part of the Quality Samples Program, funded by the USDA.The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program’s Regional Director—Africa, Josh Neiderman, was in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (RCI) this week with the WISHH French Speaking Africa consultant Mamadou Bousso for discussions with the local government’s bureau that buys food for the Ivorian government’s school lunch program. The Ivorian government is interested in textured soy flour as a replacement for the canned sardines and other expensive protein sources they use currently.WISHH is sending a container with 19 MT of TVP™ from ADM, the winning bidder in a recent Quality Samples Program (QSP) tender and the team was planning the technical training activities to be conducted by personnel from the National Soybean Research Laboratory (UIUC).  The USDA provided the funds for the sample program and the preliminary planning trip by Neiderman and Bousso. The RCI provides a daily lunch to over half a million children each day. Analysts estimate that their need for textured soy flour will approach 1,000 tons.last_img read more

FritoLay recalls jalapeñoflavored chips amid salmonella concerns

first_img(WSVN) – Frito-Lay has pulled two of its jalapeño-flavored chips from the shelves because of a possible salmonella contamination, the company announced on Friday.Company officials said the voluntary recall involves jalapeño-flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and jalapeño-flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked chips. The measure stems from a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend that includes jalapeño powder.The bags affected have a “guaranteed fresh” date of July 4 or earlier. Smaller bags in multipacks with a “use by” date of June 20 are also affected.The Food and Drug Administration urged consumers with these products to contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393. The company also has set up a recall web page.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

This New Podcast Lets You Take a Peek Into Celebrities Fridges EXCLUSIVE

first_img“Everyone eats, everyone has a relationship with food,” added Andrew Steven, who produces the show for the Podglomerate. Season 1 of the podcast features interviews with fellow comedians Hasan Minhaj, Michelle Buteau, Iliza Shlesinger, the Sklar Brothers, Annie Lederman, Scott Auckerman, Kulap Vilaysack, Paul F. Tompkins and Jordan Carlos as well as actor and producer Josh Heald, actor Paul Rust, Chef Ignacio Mattos and public radio journalist Matt Katz. Related Popular on Variety TV News Roundup: Netflix Sets ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ Season 4 Premiere Date Conan O’Brien on Podcast Schilling: Pay Me in Squatty Potties! Each show opens with Ahdoot dissecting his guest’s fridge photo, which he also shares with the audience, followed by freewheeling conversations about food, cooking and much more, as well as a round of rapid-fire questions. Every episode also has Ahdoot sharing some cooking tips with his audience.One of the goals for the podcast was to talk about food without being pretentious, said Ahdoot. “I love to get grimy.”And then there are obviously the fridges, which are poised to include some surprises. “Hasan Minaj has a bunch of Guy Fieri products in his fridge,” said Ahdoot by the way of an example. But he was most shocked by the bare wasteland that was the fridge of professional chef Ignacio Mattos. Said Ahdoot: “His fridge looks like he is a prison inmate.”“Green Eggs & Dan” is being released every Wednesday. New episodes can be found on Apple, Spotify and other podcast aggregators. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Comedian Dan Ahdoot wants to show you a side of celebrities you haven’t seen before — which is why he is having them open up their fridges. Anyone appearing on Ahdoot’s new podcast “Green Eggs & Dan,” which was launched by the podcast network Podglomerate Wednesday, has to bring along a photo of the inside of their fridge to kick off a conversation about food, cooking and everything else.“Comedy is my day job, food is my passion,” Ahdoot recently told Variety. Food had always been a huge part of Ahdoot’s life, which helped him realize that it’s also a great conversation starter — something to talk about with fellow comedians, actors and other celebrities, especially when you don’t want to just talk about the show business. Said Ahdoot: “I don’t give a f— about people’s careers.”last_img read more

Service Desk Software Market Size Sales Share Analysis Industry Demand and

first_imgThe detailed report is prepared with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures spread through Pages which makes it smooth and easy to understand. At present, the market is developing its presence. The Research report presents a detailed assessment of the Market and includes future trends, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, and industry validated market data. The study provides estimates for Global Service Desk Software Forecast till 2025. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ Table of Contents Chapter 1 Executive Summary Chapter 2 Abbreviation and Acronyms Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Market Landscape Chapter 5 Market Trend Analysis Chapter 6 Industry Chain Analysis Chapter 7 Latest Market Dynamics Chapter 8 Trading Analysis Chapter 9 Historical and Current Service Desk Software in North America (2019-2024) Chapter 10 Historical and Current Service Desk Software in South America (2019-2024) Chapter 11 Historical and Current Service Desk Software in Asia & Pacific (2019-2024) Chapter 12 Historical and Current Service Desk Software in Europe (2019-2024) Chapter 13 Historical and Current Service Desk Software in MEA (2019-2024) Chapter 14 Summary for Global Service Desk Software (2019-2024) Chapter 15 Global Service Desk Software Forecast (2019-2024) Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key Vendors The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. Inquire for Discount @ Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Service Desk Software industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Service Desk Software industry, followed by industry news and policies. For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Service Desk Software industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Service Desk Software industry, followed by industry news and policies. By Market Players: Freshservice(US), Spiceworks(US), C-Desk(Inida), ServiceNow(US), VMware Service Manager(US), BMC Remedy(US) The Global Service Desk Software Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones.last_img read more

Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot faster

first_imgLinux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot faster by Martin Brinkmann on March 19, 2018 in Linux – 7 commentsThe Linux Mint development team plans to launch the next version of the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint in the coming months.Linux Mint 19 will be offered in multiple flavors including MATE, Xfce and Cinnamon. If you have used Linux Mint Cinnamon in the past or plan to take it for a test drive in the future, you may benefit from application loading improvements in the upcoming version of Linux Mint.A new blog post on the official Linux Mint blog offers some insight. It all began with a perceived feeling; team members noticed that app loading “felt” faster on MATE or Xfce versions of Linux Mint and slower on Cinnamon versions.It was unclear at that time if Cinnamon had performance issues or if the differences could be explained in other ways.At the time, we didn’t know if it was just down to perception (animations, composition), or a feature (registering new apps with the session for instance), or a performance issue.The development team decided to investigate the issue. The team created a script to measure the performance of 200 windows being opened on the desktop environment and ran the script on multiple systems for comparison.The script confirmed that Cinnamon’s performance was worse than the performance of other versions. The window build and recovery time of Cinnamon was about 26 seconds in total, while it was just 7 seconds for Metacity.The confirmation was all the Linux Mint team needed to investigate and fix the performance issue in Linux Mint Cinnamon. The team discovered quickly that Cinnamon and the window manager library Muffin used by Cinnamon had performance issues and that these needed to be addressed.The developers identified four bottlenecks in “the window list and the panel launchers” and worked on them to resolve them. The changes brought the window opening performance of Linux Mint Cinnamon to the very same level that Metacity had from the beginning.Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon includes improvements to window animations on top of that which improve the performance perception without impacting actual performance.Interested users can check out the official bug report on GitHub for technical details.Closing WordsPerformance improvements are always welcome, especially if they are noticeable by users and not just measurable by benchmarks in situations that don’t translate well to real-world scenarios.Now You: do you use Linux Mint or another Linux distribution?Related articlesDisable the transparent Terminal background in Linux MintHow to upgrade to a new Linux Mint versionLinux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon releasedLinux Mint KDE is out, LMDE 3 is inSetting up a Windows / Linux Mint Dual Boot using MBRSummaryArticle NameLinux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot fasterDescriptionLinux Mint 19 will be offered in multiple flavors including MATE, Xfce and Cinnamon. If you have used Linux Mint Cinnamon in the past or plan to take it for a test drive in the future, you may benefit from application loading improvements in the version of Linux Mint.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Awardwinning UK Cypriot teacher donates 1m to promote arts

first_imgUK Cypriot teacher Andria Zafirakou who was voted the most outstanding teacher in the world this year will give the $1 million global teaching prize which came with the award to get more artists into UK schools by founding a non-profit organisation.Surrounded by her students, colleagues, family members and supporters including historian Simon Schama, author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, musician Naughty Boy and artist Mark Wallinger, she launched her charity, Artists in Residence, on Tuesday.Zafirakou, who was born in London to a Greek Cypriot mother and a Greek father, made her announcement in Alperton community school in Brent where she works as an art teacher.“This is our time, this is the time for the arts, we are going to make a change and do something quite incredible,” she said. “I knew what I had to do, I had to start a mission, a crusade, to help fix a mess, to raise the profile of arts in our schools,” the 39-year-old teacher said during the event.The role of the organisation will be to bring together artists with schools so that students can be inspired and develop their creativity.Zafirakou hopes to sign up artists and arts organisations who will work with schools for fixed periods, whether for a day or a full academic year.“I get schools, I know the problems they have and I know the language of schools,” she explained. “I know that many artists cannot get into schools because of logistical problems.”She said subjects such as art, music and drama were being squeezed out of the curriculum at a time when they are important.“They’re not only essential for personal growth and self-understanding but they also teach young people to think creatively, learn to communicate effectively and build resilience. All these skills will be important for the jobs that they are likely to do when they leave school.”The programme will be piloted in 30 schools from less developed communities in London. It will then be extended to the whole of London and to schools across the UK.Asked why she did not choose to use her Varkey Foundation money for herself and her family, as there were no strings attached to it, Zafirakou said she could not use the money as if it had come from gambling or a lottery.“This is something I won because I am a teacher, so it is right to give it back to the profession,” she said.Zafirakou made her second visit to Cyprus in May this year after she was invited by the government. She said she considers the island her second home.The first time, she said, she visited the island as a student to see Lefkara embroidery. She has roots from Yalousa in the north from where her grandmother and grandfather came, but also from Famagusta, her mother’s birthplace. The Greek she speaks was taught to her by her parents and her grandmother.She was honoured at a special ceremony by Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris on May 29 in Nicosia.  You May LikeHealevate320 Million-Year-Old Rock Formation Destroyed By Teenagers In EnglandHealevateUndoOrganixMag.comCancer Prevention Diet: 25 Foods to Prevent CancerOrganixMag.comUndoElcondicional.comFind out which foods help keep your eyes in shapeElcondicional.comUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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