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Adaptable House / GXN + Henning Larsen

first_img Area:  146 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Adaptable House / GXN + Henning Larsen ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546890/adaptable-house-henning-larsen-architects-gxn Clipboard Denmark Photographs Adaptable House / GXN + Henning LarsenSave this projectSaveAdaptable House / GXN + Henning Larsen Save this picture!© Jesper Ray+ 24 Share Engineer:Anders ChristensenContractor:Benée HuseKnowledge Partners:Danish Building Research Institute (Aalborg University), Kebony, Hth, YtongCity:NyborgCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jesper RayText description provided by the architects. The Adaptable House is part of a large development project: The MiniCO2 Houses. The project involves a total of six detached houses, each of which illustrates various aspects of reducing CO2 emissions in the construction, use and maintenance of a house.Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe Adaptable House focuses on flexibility and adaptability and examines how a flexible design can save materials and thereby CO2 as well as time and resources in connection with alterations and extensions to the building.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe house is designed as a 146-m² single-family detached home and focuses on the changing needs and requirements of the Danish family as it moves through the various stages of home life. Couples move in together and have children. Children grow up and become teenagers. Children move away from home. The need arises for a home-based office. Couples divorce. A partner dies, the survivor lives alone – perhaps experiencing poor health, etc.The Adaptable House has been designed and laid out in advance to be able to handle these changing needs as they arise.Save this picture!© Jesper RayStudies also show that roughly two out of three Danish families who move house tend to stay within the same local community – suggesting that it is most often shortcomings in the house, not in the local community, that make families move. The Adaptable House can meet such wishes for change. It can be adapted to a range of new life patterns – everything from additions to the family to renewed aesthetic requirements – without requiring the purchase of loads of new materials.Save this picture!© Jesper RayChangeable parameters The principal aim in the design of the house has been to reduce carbon emissions by providing a flexible and functional layout. This means that: The components of the house can be dismantled, and the house can be expanded without destroying existing components. The replaced components can be reused in new contexts. The components are fabricated in standard sizes and from standard materials. Save this picture!© Helene Høyer MikkelsenWith its built‑in adaptability the house offers many new functional possibilities. For example:On the first floor, partition walls are designed as movable storage-cabinet walls. Only the outer walls are loadbearing. Internal walls can be moved around to create 1, 2, 3 or 4 rooms.Save this picture!Floor PlanAll cabling runs in an aluminium cable duct which replaces the traditional skirting board, enabling electrical sockets to be placed where convenient.The modular design ensures that new entrances in the façade can easily be established, e.g. for a teenager needing his or her own entrance.The kitchen can be either an enclosed space or open towards the dining and/or living room using sliding walls if desired.Save this picture!© Jesper RayReducing carbon emissions Carbon emissions after any changes in the building layout are significantly less in the Adaptable House than in the Reference House (1 kg CO2/m²/year compared with 2 kg CO2/m²/year over a 50-year period). However, these savings are of only moderate importance in the overall carbon profile – because the materials used in adapting the building often do not have a great carbon impact.Save this picture!© Jesper RayCO2 emissions from materials used in the construction of the Adaptable House are a little less than those for the Reference House (4.5 kg CO2/m²/year compared with 5 kg CO2/m²/year over a 50-year period). There is thus very little carbon “penalty” to pay for such a high degree of adaptability.Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe MiniCO2 Houses development project The Adaptable House is one of six demonstration homes built in the coastal town of Nyborg in central Denmark. Five of the houses examine various ways of reducing carbon emissions; the sixth house brings these experiences together.For many years, the efforts of the building industry to reduce CO2 emissions – not without reason – have focused on energy for heating and therefore also on airtightness and insulation. However, as national and EU building requirements become ever stricter in this area, it becomes relevant to examine how the industry can also reduce carbon emissions – for example, in terms of materials and of user behaviour.Save this picture!© Jesper RayThe main objective of the MiniCO2 Houses development project is thus to reduce CO2 emissions in the construction, operation and maintenance of a house.Project gallerySee allShow lessMorumbi Residence / Drucker Arquitetos AssociadosSelected ProjectsThe Maintenance-Free House / Arkitema ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs:  Jesper Ray, Helene Høyer Mikkelsen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Nyborg, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/546890/adaptable-house-henning-larsen-architects-gxn Clipboard Houses Projects Year:  2013 Architects: GXN, Henning Larsen Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Troldtekt Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyAbout this officeGXNOfficeFollowHenning LarsenOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNyborgDenmarkPublished on September 17, 2014Cite: “Adaptable House / GXN + Henning Larsen” 17 Sep 2014. 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Blogger Kareem Amer finally released

first_imgNews EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News News January 22, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Follow the news on Egypt February 6, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders hails the release of Abdul Kareem Suleiman Amer, the blogger known as Kareem Amer. He was finally set free on the evening of 15 November, 10 days after completing a four-year jail sentence, and is now reunited with his family. He has decided for the time being to make no statement.The blogger was again subjected to physical mistreatment at the headquarters of the internal security department in Alexandria during the 10 days he was held illegally after 5 November, the date he should have been released.“We are deeply relieved and happy to know that Kareem’s nightmare is over and he is free at last,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Nothing will be able to erase his four years of suffering as a result of a totally unjustified conviction, but at least he will no longer be the scapegoat of Egyptian government anger at criticism expressed by bloggers. We will closely monitor the behaviour of the authorities towards Kareem in the coming months and we will be ready to report any attempt to intimidate him.”The press freedom organisation added: “We would like to thank all those who fought for his release, including his fellow Egyptian bloggers, especially those linked to the Free Kareem Coalition, Internet users the world over, human rights groups and politicians. His lawyer, Rawda Ahmed, and Gamal Eid of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information deserve special recognition for their unflagging commitment to his cause despite the extremely difficult conditions in which they had to defend him.”Reached by telephone today, Gamal Eid told Reporters Without Borders he was delighted by Kareem Amer’s release but added that Kareem “should never have spent four years in prison just for exercising his right to free speech.”Arrested on 6 November 2006 for criticising the government’s religious and authoritarian excesses in his blog (www.karam903.blogspot.com), Kareem Amer was sentenced on 22 February 2007 to three years in prison on a charge of inciting hatred of Islam and another year in prison on a charge of insulting the president. His blog entries also criticised the Sunni University of Al-Azhar, where he had studied law, and discrimination against women. He was previously arrested for similar reasons on 2005.Kareem Amer was subjected to appalling conditions in detention. In his letters he described being put in solitary confinement for 10 days and “physical torture that was covered up by the prison doctor, who altered my medical file.” His request for a new trial was rejected in 2009. His request for early release, for which he qualified a year ago on completing three quarters of his jail term, was also rejected.Countless protests were organised by the Free Kareem Coalition (http://www.freekareem.org/) and others during the past four years to press for his release. Reporters Without Borders awarded him its “Cyber-Freedom” prize in December 2007. That year, Reporters Without Borders demonstrated outside the Egyptian embassy in Paris and the Egyptian stand at the world tourism trade fair in Paris. Reporters Without Borders staged another demonstration in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris last year to draw the attention of the media and public to his plight.His release gives the government an opportunity to begin anew its relationship with Egypt’s netizen community. It could start by putting an end to the constant harassment of bloggers, whether in the form of brief arrests or abusive court prosecutions.Justice also needs to be rendered in the case of Mohammed Khaled Said, a young man who was beaten to death outside an Alexandria Internet café on 6 June after posting a video showing police officers sharing the proceeds from a drug deal. November 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger Kareem Amer finally released News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Help by sharing this information February 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolutionlast_img read more

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What channel is Saints vs. Colts on today? Schedule, time for ‘Monday Night Football’ game

first_imgFor the first time this season for Colts fans and the second time this season for Saints fans, those who wish to watch their team’s game will have to scan their TV channels for ESPN. Indianapolis at New Orleans is the featured game on “Monday Night Football” in Week 15.Monday night’s game will have an impact on the NFL playoff picture regardless of the result. The Colts need a win to stay alive in the AFC hunt, as a loss to the Saints would eliminate them from contention. New Orleans, which already clinched a playoff spot in the NFC by virtue of winning the NFC South, are still hoping to earn the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC, or at least a first-round bye. Saints vs. Colts: What time is kickoff?Date: Monday, Dec. 16Start time: 8:15 p.m. ETThe 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff time for Saints vs. Colts marks New Orleans’ fourth and final prime-time appearance in the regular season. The Saints will close the season with a couple early Sunday afternoon kickoffs, at Tennessee next week and at Carolina in Week 17.As for the Colts, Monday night’s game marks their third and final prime-time game of the season. Indianapolis also will close the season with a pair of early Sunday afternoon kickoffs, at home next week against Carolina and at Jacksonville in Week 17.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)Saints scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 9 (Monday)vs. Texans7:10 p.m. ETESPNWeek 2Sept. 15at Rams4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22at Seahawks4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 6Oct. 13at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 20at Bears4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Cardinals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9BYE—Week 10Nov. 10vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 17at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)at Falcons8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 14Dec. 8vs. 49ers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 16 (Monday)vs. Colts8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 16Dec. 22at Titans1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29at Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxColts scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sep. 8at Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeel 2Sep. 15at Titans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sep. 22vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sep. 29vs. Raiders1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Chiefs8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 6BYEWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Texans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Broncos4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9Nov. 3at Steelers1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Dolphins4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 21 (Thursday)at Texans8:20 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Dec. 1vs. Titans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 16 (Monday)at Saints8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 16Dec. 22vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 17Dec. 29at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBS MORE: Updated NFL playoff pictureIf the Colts hope to pull off a stunning upset as nine-point underdogs, they’ll need the help of wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who was listed as questionable with a calf injury entering Week 15. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is aiming for his fourth straight road game without an interception, but he’ll need all the help he can get in the Superdome against the Saints.That also means Brissett likely will need to outplay Drew Brees, who threw 5 TD passes in a 62-7 rout of the Colts the last time they visited New Orleans back in 2011. The Saints QB, who has posted 300 or more yards, 3 or more TDs and a rating of 110 or better in three of his last four home games, needs just 3 TD passes Monday night to pass Peyton Manning (539) for the all-time career record.Below is all the info you need to watch Saints vs. Colts on Monday night in Week 15, including the TV channel and kickoff time.MORE: Full betting preview for Saints vs. ColtsWhat channel is Saints vs. Colts on today?TV channel (national): ESPNLive stream: ESPN AppESPN’s “Monday Night Football” presentation this season features Joe Tessitore on the play-by-play call and Booger McFarland providing analysis. Lisa Salters is ESPN’s sideline reporter for Monday night games, and John Perry is the crew’s officiating analyst for 2019.For those who can’t get to a TV and wish to find Saints vs. Colts on the radio, the New Orleans call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226, and the Indianapolis call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225.last_img read more

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NWC Moves Aggressively to Alleviate Drought Conditions

first_imgThe National Water Commission (NWC) is moving aggressively to implement measures to alleviate drought conditions, which are expected to continue to affect the island over the next two months.President of the NWC, Albert Gordon, said the company has been working to implement a number of long and short-term measures in an effort to minimise the impact of drought conditions on the island. Mr. Gordon was addressing a Drought Management Committee meeting, which was chaired by the Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, at his offices in New Kingston, on March 14. He noted that as part of its short-term plans, the NWC has been working to contract additional trucks to transport water to residents affected by the dry weather.The President said at present, the company has one truck per parish, and as such, has been contracting private trucks to assist in supplying water to affected areas.“Based on our assessment, we need about 38 trucks to manage some of the areas that are now having serious problems with [water] supply, including some areas that we don’t normally supply, but the demand is strong and they are pressing the NWC for assistance,” he said, adding that the long-term goal is to purchase more trucks.Additionally, the NWC has been collaborating with the Rural Water Supply Limited to repair a number of the wayside tanks in rural parishes to increase the supply to residents. The Commission has also been working to rehabilitate a number of its intake facilities.Other measures include:Accessing additional sources of water for treatment and distributionMaximising existing sources of supplyReducing losses from systems and improving the distribution network; improving the capacity to share water from least-affected systems with worst-affected systems Expediting water supply improvement projects that could possibly assist in drought mitigationIncreasing trucking capacity with priority to be given to hospitals, health centres, schools, public institutions, and communities which are severely affected for prolonged periodsEncouraging conservationIn the meantime, Meteorologist, Evan Thompson, said there is a 40 per cent chance that the island will experience below normal rainfall over the next two months.“The forecast for the next couple of months, at least to the end of April, is not a very positive outlook. During the month of February, we did not have any significant rainfall events to turn over the situation and to bring us out of the woods, and it is not likely that we will start to see these figures reduced…until the end of April,” he said.He informed that data collected over a period of eight weeks, from December 2012 to the end of January 2013, indicate that all 14 parishes have been experiencing drought conditions, some worst than others.The worst affected parish is Trelawny, which experienced extreme drought conditions, recording below 20 per cent rainfall for the period.The parishes of Westmoreland, Clarendon and St. James also saw severe drought conditions for the period. Both Westmoreland and Clarendon experienced less than 33 per cent rainfall, while St. James received only 28 per cent.He commented further that St. Mary (52 per cent), Hanover (48 per cent), and St. Catherine (45 per cent) experienced normal drought conditions.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Supreme Court decision Thursday could complete legacy of Harry Daniels

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National NewsOTTAWA – Thursday’s highly anticipated decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on Metis and non-status Indian rights could see the work of Harry Daniels come full circle, even in death.Best known for getting the Metis recognized in the constitution in 1982 Daniels knew it was just the first step in securing rights for his people.In 1999, along with Dwight Dorey of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Daniels filed a court action to force the federal government to recognize its fiduciary duty to Metis and non-status Indians.The court action was to finish what Daniels started in 1982.He passed away in 2004, but the fight continued.The case made its way through the courts before, ultimately, ending up before the Supreme Court last year.“What he did in ’82 in getting Metis in the constitution, that was a huge deal, but as they learned it was incomplete,” said Daniels’ son Gabriel. “This is coming full circle, so if the decision goes through the way we hope than his work, his contribution would be complete.”Harry Daniels in this undated photo provided by Gabriel Daniels.The case is based on three points:1. The 200,000 Metis and 400,000 non-status Indians are “Indians” under the section 91 (24) of Constitution Act of 1867.2. The federal government has a fiduciary duty.3. And is obligated to negotiate and consult with Metis and non-status Indians.Basically, they would have the same rights as status Indians under the Indian Act and access to benefits, such as possibly land, education and hunting rights.Daniels’ case first went to trial in 2011 when the Federal Court ruled Metis and non-status Indians were “the most disadvantaged of all Canadian citizens” because without the protection of the federal government they were exposed to “discrimination and other social disabilities.”But, while ruling they were the federal government’s responsibility, the court didn’t force the government’s hand on fiduciary duty or to negotiate and consult.The federal government appealed the ruling and scored a minor victory – the federal Court of Appeal upheld the ruling in favour of the Metis, however against non-status Indians.And there was still nothing forcing the government to act.The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, that represents non-status Indians, appealed to the Supreme Court.National Chief Dwight Dorey said he’s getting differing opinions on how the Supreme Court may rule.Lawyers have warned him they’ll likely win the first argument – that Metis and non-status Indians fall under the Constitution Act, but lawyers are not as certain on the other two points.Dorey has “a hope and a prayer” they also win the right of fiduciary duty, but isn’t as confident that the government will be forced to negotiate and consult.“I’m a little more optimistic. I believe we’ll get two of three,” said Dorey.The “icing on the cake” would be if they got all three.But what an overall victory would mean is anyone’s guess – while the Supreme Court may lay the framework, it will likely be up to the federal government and Indigenous organizations to hammer out the details said Sebastien Malette, a professor of Aboriginal Law at Carleton University in Ottawa, who helped the Metis Federation of Canada, one of a dozen intervenors in the Supreme Court case. “We won’t know how the federal government will apply that new jurisdictional power over the Metis,” said Malette. “Is (the ruling) giving consent for Parliament to legislate upon our existence?”He said Metis want to be brought under s. 91 (24) of the Constitutional Act but don’t want be dragged under the Indian Act.“Yet, I’ll be frank with you, there is the danger,” said Malette.One saving grace may be the fact that the Liberal government announced Tuesday evening it plans to do away with the Indian Act.Justice Minster Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government aims to “complete the unfinished business of Confederation” and replace the Indian Act with a “reconciliation framework” that would outlast the life of this administration.“It is not easy to remove the shackles of 140 years of life under the Indian Act. Our government, and I hope all members of this honourable house, is committed to ensuring, in partnership with Indigenous peoples, to do just that,” said Wilson-Raybould during a debate on the Attawapiskat suicide crisis. “For Attawapiskat and for all First Nations, the Indian Act is not a suitable system of government, it is not consistent with the rights enshrined in our constitution.”During the arguments at the Supreme Court, Malette said various organizations made pitches on how Metis and non-status communities self-define their identify and relationship with the federal government.He said Daniels wanted a broad approach, while others argued at the Supreme court it should be more narrow.Gabriel Daniels, right, with his father Harry Daniels in this undated photo.Gabriel Daniels remembers as a child his father would take him to political meetings.“I remember him saying ‘we’re arguing with each other over our rights and issues. We’re fighting amongst each other … we have to move forward. We have to think bigger,’” recalled Gabriel.He said fighting for Metis rights was his father’s life. “That’s what he lived for,” said Gabriel. “He loved his kids, family and friends but politics was his thing.”When Harry Daniels died, Gabriel was asked to take his place on the court action.“I believe in this cause. I believe in what my dad fought for,” said Gabriel on the phone as his young child could be heard playing in the background.But he knows that even if they score a victory at the Supreme Court the fight is far from over. As it could take years to iron out the details with the federal government. [email protected]@afixedaddresslast_img read more

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Theater for indie foreign films closes doors after 37 years

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – A family-owned movie theatre in New York City known as a destination for independent and foreign films has screened its last films.On Sunday, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas closed down after 37 years in operation. The theatre’s landlord plans to renovate the space and replace it with a new theatre complex.The six-screen, underground theatre opened in 1981 and was a location for patrons to view art house and foreign films that often did not see wide theatrical release.Last week, Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street — another independent theatre — closed to make way for a new office building.last_img read more

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How Google aims to simplify your life with AI

first_imgMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life.Many of the updates have a practical bent, designed to ease tasks such as composing emails, making lists, navigating city streets and lessening the digital distractions that have increasingly addled people’s lives as a result of previous tech industry innovations.One of the biggest crowd-pleasers for the thousands of software developers who gathered at the outdoor conference was an augmented reality feature on Google Maps that helps people get walking directions. Users will be able to follow arrows — or possibly a cartoon-like creature — that appear on a camera view showing the actual street in front of them.Some new features for Android phones also aim to improve people’s digital well-being, including a new “shush” mode that automatically puts a phone in “do not disturb” mode if you flip it face down on a table. And a “wind down” mode will fade the screen to grey at a designated time to help you disconnect before bed.The company’s digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, is getting new voices — including one based on that of musician John Legend — later this year. It will also encourage kids to be polite by thanking them when they say please, similar to a feature Amazon is bringing to its Alexa voice assistant.The assistant may also soon be talking with ordinary people at businesses for tasks such as restaurant reservations, although the feature is still in development.“Hi, I’m calling to book a hair appointment for a client,” said a realistic-sounding automated voice in a demo from the conference stage. The AI assistant deployed pauses and “ums” and “mmm-hmms” to sound more human in conversation with real people.Google said it will roll out the technology, called Duplex, as an experiment in coming weeks. “We really want to work hard to get this right,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who kicked off the conference, known as Google I/O.Other changes are more immediate. Gmail is getting an autocomplete feature that uses machine learning to offer suggestions for finishing half-completed sentences. For example, “I haven’t seen you” might be autocompleted to “I haven’t seen you in a while and I hope you’re doing well.” You can accept the completion by hitting the tab key.The Google Photos app aims to get smarter about suggesting who you might want to share photos with. Whenever it recognizes a photo of one of your Google contacts, it can suggest sharing the photo with that person. It will also convert photos to PDFs and automatically add colour to black-and-white photos or make part of a colour photo black and white. The changes are coming in the next two months.The search giant aims to make its assistant and other services so useful that people can’t live without them — or the search results that drive its advertising business. But it also wants to play up the social benefits of AI and how it’s being used to improve health care, preserve the environment and make scientific discoveries.Pichai didn’t emphasize the privacy and data security concerns that have put companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google in the crosshairs of regulators. But he did say the company “can’t just be wide eyed about the innovations technology creates.”“We know the path ahead needs to be navigated carefully and deliberately,” he said. “Our core mission is to make information more useful, accessible and beneficial to all of society.”Google’s latest version of its Android phone software, for now known as Android P, will offer other smart features. It will teach the battery to adapt to how you use apps in order to conserve energy. Phones using Android P will also learn how to set your screen brightness by studying your manual adjustments, a change from automatic adjustments based on ambient light levels.But not everyone will see the new Android features soon — if at all. Android P won’t be released until later this year, and even then, phone manufacturers and carriers frequently limit Android updates to their newest phones. Owners of Google’s own Pixel phones will get the updates most quickly.Samsung is getting snubbed on some of these new features, at least for now. It has been challenging Google more frequently by launching that services duplicate what Google already offers on Android.For instance, Samsung users won’t have access to an early “beta” version of Android P. Samsung’s camera app also won’t get a built-in Lens feature that lets Google offer information after taking a photo of a building or sign. Samsung has been developing its own similar feature called Bixby Vision.It wasn’t immediately clear which company made the call to withhold the features announced Tuesday.___Anderson reported from New York. AP Technology Writers Matt O’Brien in Providence, Rhode Island and Anick Jesdanun in New York contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Rogers CEO sees new Ignite TV service as part of a connected

first_imgTORONTO – Rogers Communications Inc. expects to ramp up marketing for its new Ignite TV service through the second half of this year as its “connected home” strategy builds momentum, chief executive Joe Natale said Thursday.“Don’t look at Ignite as sort of a big bang or one-day wonder. It’s really meant to be a rolling campaign that will build over time,” Natale told analysts in a conference call after Rogers announced strong second-quarter results.Natale said he believes the connected home concept — including voice-activated control of home security, lighting, temperature control and entertainment — represents a shift “similar to the smartphone revolution.”The company has started a phased “awareness and advertising” campaign for Ignite TV, following a limited roll-out during the second quarter, he said.Natale said Rogers Cable has a competitive advantage because its entire residential footprint is capable of delivering internet data speeds of one gigabit per second — at the high end of current home technology.He added that he company wasn’t hurt by recent promotional activity by its main competitor, Bell Canada.In June, Bell was offering a gigabit-per-second home internet package with unlimited data for $79.95 in parts of Toronto where its fibre-to-the-home service is available.About the same time, Rogers dropped the monthly cost for its gigabit service for new customers to $79.99 for 12 months, from $152.99, across its full network in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.“I’m not going to get into a sort of details of our marketing strategy. But I would say this to you, that we’re getting success across our footprint,” Natale said.The number of Rogers internet subscribers grew 23,000 by in the three months ended June 30, the most for a second quarter since 2005, he said.Natale said the company’s wireless division — which accounts for more than half of overall revenue for Rogers — also did well with seven per cent year-over-year revenue growth.During the quarter, Rogers says it added 122,000 net new postpaid wireless subscribers, the most for a second quarter in nine years. Postpaid churn for wireless customers declined to 1.01 per cent, the best quarter in nearly a decade.Net income for the quarter rose two per cent to $538 million or $1.04 per diluted share, up from $528 million or $1.02 per diluted share a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Rogers earned $1.07 per diluted share — above the analyst estimate of $1.05 per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Overall revenue was in line with estimates at $3.76 billion, up from $3.62 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:BCE)last_img read more

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Tressels email tipster faces misconduct charge

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Counsel accused Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero of misconduct and filed a complaint Monday. The accusation relates to emails Cicero sent to Jim Tressel about Ohio State football players’ involvement with tattoo parlor owner Eddie Rife. The potential misconduct occurred when Cicero relayed confidential information from Rife, a prospective client, who met with Cicero on April 2, 2010, according to the documents released by the Disciplinary Counsel. This was the day after federal officials raided Rife’s residence as part of a criminal drug trafficking investigation and obtained several pieces of OSU football memorabilia. “During the meeting, Rife expressed his concern that their conversation would remain confidential,” the documents said. “(Cicero) assured Rife that everything Rife told (him) would remain confidential.” It was shortly after this meeting that Cicero notified Tressel about the players’ ventures with Rife, “divulging much of the information that Rife had told (Cicero) in confidence.” According to the documents, a second meeting between Rife and Cicero took place on April 15, 2010, where “Rife disclosed more information regarding his criminal case, the OSU memorabilia and his relationship to several OSU football players.” Without notifying Rife, Cicero sent two more emails to Tressel the following morning revealing much of what Rife had told him the day before, the documents said. Rife did not end up hiring Cicero to represent him in his criminal case, but according to the complaint, that does not exempt Cicero from being charged with misconduct. “Even when no client-lawyer relationship ensues, a lawyer who has had discussions with a prospective client shall not use or reveal any information learned in the consultation,” the documents said. Cicero did not immediately respond a request for comment. read more

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Gallery Mens Basketball vs Rutgers

Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) and Rutgers redshirt senior Shaquille Doorson (2) reach for the jump ball in the first half of the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Feb. 2. Ohio State won 76-62. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor The Ohio State Men’s Basketball team beat Rutgers 76-62 at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 2. Photos by Casey Cascaldo

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