How world media covered the declaration of Bangladesh independence

first_imgThe struggle for an independent nation with a distinct identity in the then East Pakistan began long before the declaration of independence of Bangladesh on 26 March 1971, historical evidence suggests.However, the struggle reached its culmination in 1971, especially after the crackdown by the Pakistani army on 25 March.That ‘black night’ saw deaths of more than 10,000 innocent Bangalees, according to the global media reports published the following day. The figures, however, vary in various reports published later on.A day after the brutal killing, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, then the undisputed national leader who led the Awami League to election victory in 1970, declared independence, before being arrested. The Mujibnagar government, later in April, made a formal proclamation.The declaration of independence hit headlines of the world media on 27 or 28 March 1971. More than 90 newspapers globally ran stories on the declaration of Bangladesh, according to a compilation titled “Bangabandhu’s declaration of independence through the world media” by Avraneel Yatri.The world media coverage of the massacre and declaration of Bangladesh independence is summarised below:Bangladesh Liberation War e-Archive, also known as Muktijuddho e-Archive, readied a compilation titled “The New York Times Report Archive – 1884-1978” on Bangladesh issues.“Armed Rebellion Reported” was the title of the special report run by The New York Times, on 27 March 1971, with reporting from New Delhi. It reads, “Open rebellion broke out yesterday in East Pakistan, with fighting reported in several cities, and a radio station broadcast proclamation of an independent people’s republic.”The American newspaper alone published more than 7 stories on the Pakistan issues on the day, including more than two special stories.The Times on 27 March (Saturday) ran another story headlined “Leader of Rebels in East Pakistan reported seized” filed by the New Delhi correspondent of The Associated Press.“The Pakistan radio announced today that Sheik (sic) Mujibur Rahman, the nationalist leader of East Pakistan, had been arrested only hours after he had proclaimed his region independent and after open rebellion was reported in several cities in the East,” according to the story.The newspaper used Reuters a story filed from Delhi, titled “Violence reported quelled in a city in East Pakistan”. It reads, “Violence in the riot-torn West Pakistan city Lyallpur was brought under control by the police today and a 24-hour curfew was lifted, the Pakistani radio monitored here, reported.”Another NYT report by Sydney H Schanberg used headline “Artillery Used: Civilians fired on – Sections of Dacca [now Dhaka] are set ablaze” and said, “The Pakistani Army is using artillery and heavy machine guns against unarmed East Pakistani civilians to crush the moment for autonomy in this province of 75 million people”However, a day before, on 26 March, The New York Times published a report with Washington dateline and its title was “US aides rate West Pakistan’s forces as stronger”. NYT correspondent William Beecher wrote there, “Warfare in East Pakistan would find the regular West Pakistani army with superior number of troops and modern weapons, according to the United States analysts here.”“Toll called high: Deaths put at 10,000 – Radio says army in control”, reads a headline of another NYT report which mentioned, “Pakistani government troops supported by artillery and air force jets were reported battling on many fronts today with the forces of Sheik (sic) Mujibur Rahman.”Avroneel Yatri, in “Bangabandhu’s declaration of independence through world media”, compiled news reports carried by at least 90 media outlets globally.The Time (USA) ran a story titled “Pakistan toppling over the brink” that reads, “The government ordered a strict 24-hour curfew in Dacca (sic), with violators shoot on sight.”A report by The Times of India on 27 March with title “Free Bangla Desh (sic)” with a subhead “Heavy casualties in civil war; Pindi troops surrounded in at least six cantonments” reads, “A ‘sovereign independent’ people’s republic of Bangla Desh (sic) was declared by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today even as President Yahya Khan ordered the army to ‘fully restore the authority’ of his government in turbulent eastern wing.”The Irish Times on 27 March ran a report titled “Declaration of independence by East Pakistan: Fighting Heavy” that reads, “A clandestine radio said last night the East Pakistan has been declared independent and that heavy fighting was going on between East and West Pakistani forces. The radio also said that West Pakistan forces had begun hunting for the East Pakistan leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who went underground after fighting began.”The Michigan Daily on 27 March published a photo circulated by The Associated Press titled ‘Call to Revolution’. A caption of the photo story reads, “Awami League leader Sheik (sic) Mujibur Rahman, speaking to a rally in Dacca (sic) East Pakistan Wednesday, urges support of the East Pakistani nationalist movement. Yesterday, Rahman proclaimed independence for the strife-torn nation.”Irish Independent daily published a report on 27 March with a headline “Blood flows in East Pakistan”.The Bangkok Post on 26 March published a report titled “ Pak Near Civil War” with a subhead ‘East Declares Independence’ that reads “A civil war situation developed in Pakistan as President Yahya Khan outlawed the Awami League of East Pakistan, as its leader, Sheikh Mijubur Rahman proclaimed independence for the province under the name of Bangla Desh (sic).”On 27 March 1971, The Windsor Star published a report titled “Government planes bomb town: Civil war rages in E. Pakistan”.The Transcript, the oldest independent college student newspaper, ran a story titled “Independence proclaimed: Civil war erupts in East Pakistan” on 27 March.Ohio-based The Bryan Times published a story with a headline, “East Pakistan rebels battle of independence”, on 27 March, which reads, “Heavy fighting raged today in East Pakistan where the rebels proclaimed the region independent.”Oregon-based the Bulletin published a report titled “Breakaway action sets off conflict in E., W. Pakistan” that reads, “Civil war broke out today in East Pakistan and East Pakistan leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared his province’s independence from West Pakistan.”St. Petersburg Independent on 27 March ran another story titled “Thousands killed in Pakistan” that reads, “United News of India reported thousands dead in fierce fighting in East Pakistan today and said West Pakistan-dominated army units battling civilians in Dacca (sic), the provincial capital.”Australia’s Sydney-based The Sunday Morning Herald on 29 March ran a story titled “Plunge into chaos”. It said, “It is impossible to know what is happening in East Pakistan. According to Radio Pakistan, President Yahya Khan’s predominantly West Pakistani army is in control of East Pakistan, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is under arrest…”An Australian newspaper, The Age, published a story titled “Pakistan Tragedy.”Scottish tabloid The Evening Times also published a story that reads “10,000 dead in Pakistan battle” with a shoulder “Mystery of Sheik (sic) Mujibur arrested claim.”The Irish Press ran a story titled “Pakistan in UDI battle” with a shoulder “Thousands reported dead as civil war rages.”last_img read more

Former Houston City Council Member And Urban Planning Advocate Peter Brown Dies

first_imgPhoto provided by Chris Brown via Sylvester Turner Twitter feed (@SylvesterTurner) Former Houston City Council Member Peter Brown died on December 12, 2017, at the age of 81.Former Houston City Council member Peter Brown died Tuesday at the age of 81, his family announced.His son, City Controller Chris Brown, made the announcement via Twitter and explained his father had passed away “after a long battle with cancer.”The Office of the Houston City Controller has issued the following statement on behalf of City Controller Chris B. Brown. Please direct all inquiries to Max Moll at or by phone at (832) 294-9987.— Chris B. Brown (@ChrisB_Brown) December 12, 2017Brown, who distinguished himself as an advocate of urban planning and pedestrians, run for Mayor of Houston in 2009, but he didn’t win the election. Sharelast_img read more

Mexican Journalists Win Top Prize For Confronting Government Corruption

first_img Share Photo via Wikimedia Commons Earlier this month a group of Mexican reporters received Spanish-speaking media’s highest journalistic honor for an investigation that uncovered uncomfortable truths about Mexico’s university system. Long considered pillars of integrity in a country rife with corruption, investigative reporters revealed that some of those most respected universities were part of an organized money laundering system. About $400 million (U.S.) taxpayer dollars were syphoned into phantom businesses. Now, nearly half that money can’t be accounted for.Miriam Castillo, an investigative reporter with Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, helped broke the story.Castillo said there have been suspicions about Mexico’s university system since 2002. The nation’s auditor’s office reported a recurrent and systemic problem in 2010, through a series of open records requests, Castillo and her team were able to compare the auditor’s complaints against the state’s budgets.“The system is made of cogs, each with a specific function,” she said. “The systemic aspect of it made it easy for all of the involved to funnel the money.”Another thing that made it easy was that those involved operate with impunity. Often, when there is an investigation, the investigators are part of the system.“When state colleges and universities are audited their impunity is guaranteed,” Castillo said. “There’s never any punishment.”The public has responded with indignation over this case, but the problem is that the Mexican people are inundated with news about corruption cases. Castillo said there were protests but the lack of consequences for the bad actors meant nothing about the system changed.“The way the government deals with these stories is that they ignore them,” she said. “They never address them. They don’t even give the illusion that they are working on a solution.”Even though little has changed as a result of the work Castillo and her team have done she said it is still her responsibility to shed light on these issues.“We fail if we stay quiet in the face of impunity simply because impunity goes unpunished,” she said. “The authority’s job is to bring justice. That’s not my job.”The systemic corruption in Mexico’s government makes democratic change a very slow process. In spite of this, Castillo said many people are invested in changing the system.“Perhaps, you don’t see it yet but I believe we are awakening the consciousness of people,” she said. “We may see the system changing with the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico.”Written by Jeremy Steen.last_img read more

Convicted Cop Attacks Character of Slain Officer

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROWhen Det. Sean Suiter was shot in the head with his own gun in a West Baltimore alley in November 2017, then Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis acted aggressively.Det. Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, was shot in the head while investigating a murder in West Baltimore, Nov. 15. He died from his injuries about 24 hours after the shooting. (Courtesy photo)He locked down the Harlem Park neighborhood where the shooting occurred, forcing residents to show identification to pass through checkpoints.  In a series of press conferences Davis described the alleged shooter, a lone black male wearing a jacket with a white stripe as, “a heartless, ruthless, soulless, killer.”  Additionally, Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered the lighting of the top of city hall blue, to call attention to the killing and remind the city Suiter had been slain allegedly by someone in their midst.But, the ongoing criminal trial inside the Federal District courthouse against two members of the now notorious Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF), accused of dealing drugs, robbing residents and stealing overtime, is providing a reckoning of sorts rarely seen in Baltimore, casting an unfavorable light on the actions of city leaders in the wake of Suiter’s death.During cross examination of several of the officers who have pled guilty to various crimes new allegations have emerged casting doubt on the narrative that Suiter was the victim of a lone neighborhood gunman.  Their testimony also called into question the behavior of Davis and other city leaders’ decision to cast an accusatory net across a city that had suffered for years under the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), which the Department of Justice in 2016 found engaged regularly in unconstitutional policing targeted primarily at African Americans.In riveting testimony earlier this week according to WBAL TV, former GTTF Momodu Gondo told defense attorneys that he and Suiter together robbed residents long before he joined the elite unit.  After Gondo admitted to stealing money starting in 2008, the attorney asked if the past thefts included Suiter.Former GTTF Momodu Gondo.“Yes,” Gondo replied.Suiter, whose death was ruled a homicide, was set to testify in front of a federal grand jury regarding a 2010 car chase that led to an accident and the death of the father of a Baltimore police officer.  The driver, Umar Burley, fled when Suiter and Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, a GTTF supervisor who has also pled guilty to a variety of crimes, tried to block his car after they spotted him with cash.   Jenkins then ordered a yet to be named Sgt. to plant drugs in the car after the accident.Charges of drug possession against Burley have since been dropped,But Gondo’s accusation against Suiter is not the only testimony that has impugned the reputation of an already sullied department, and shed light on accusations lobbed at residents by the department that were either overblown or untrue.Earlier this week former bail bondsman Donald C. Stepp, testified that in 2015 during the uprising after the death of Freddie Gray, Jenkins brought him garbage bags full of pharmaceutical drugs looted from businesses across the city.  The Baltimore County resident told the jury he sold the drugs for Jenkins and shared the proceeds with him, according to The Real News Network.But, in 2015 Commissioner Anthony Batts blamed the massive theft of prescription drugs and their subsequent distribution on the streets by city residents as the impetus behind a wave of violence after the death of Gray.“That’s enough narcotics on the streets of Baltimore to keep it intoxicated for a year,” Batts told CNN during an interview in 2015. “That number of drugs has thrown off the balance on the streets of Baltimore.”Former members of the GTTF have also cast doubts on current BPD commanders.Among them, Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere, who GTTF member Jemell Rayam claims coached him on how to document his controversial shooting in 2009 of Sean Cannady.  The {Baltimore Sun} reported that Det.  Rayam testified Palmere guided him on how to report the incident when he shot Cannady in the head as he was driving out of a Northwest Baltimore alley, to minimize suspicion.  Palmere has denied the claims and said he plans to retire.In an email, BPD spokesman T.J Smith revealed a new corruption unit that has been tasked with investigating the ongoing allegations which emerged from the trial.“The Baltimore Police Department is monitoring the testimony.” Smith wrote. “We are working diligently to investigate and hold those who tarnished the badge and violated public trust accountable for their actions.”“Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa has formed a Corruption Investigation Unit that will be led by a Lieutenant Colonel. The unit will specifically focus on the actions of the Gun Trace Task Force.”last_img read more

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Five books to look forward to in September 2017

first_imgThe literary scene has been quiet for some time now, but as the heat of summer gradually recedes, quite a few literary festivals and gatherings are on the cards. With such crowd-pulling platforms for publicity and launch of new books scheduled in the coming months, many works of interest by headline authors will soon hit the stores. The past two months had witnessed a significant number of fiction releases, but in September, non-fiction rules the roost. The only promising fiction title for the month marks the return of Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winning author Nayantara Sahgal.Here are the five books that we can’t wait to read this September:1. “When the Moon Shines by Day” by Nayantara Sahgal India has changed. Rehana finds her father’s books on medieval history have “disappeared” from bookstores and libraries. Her young domestic help, Abdul, discovers it is safer to be called Morari Lal in the street, but there is no such protection from vigilante fury for his Dalit friend, Suraj. Kamlesh, a diplomat and writer, comes up against official wrath for his anti-war views. A bomb goes off at Cyrus Batliwala’s gallery on the opening day of an art show.Presiding over this new world is the Director of Cultural Transformation, whose smiling affability masks a relentless agenda to create a Hindu master race. In this atmosphere, Rehana and her three book-club friends, Nandini, Aruna and Lily, meet every week to discuss a book one of them has chosen – their oasis of peace amidst the harshness of reality – even as Rehana’s German friend, Franz Rohner, haunted by his country’s Nazi past, warns her of what is to come. All revolutions, he wryly observes, follow the same path.But is India about to prove him wrong? 2. “The Indian Spirit: The Untold Story of Alcohol in India” by Magandeep Singh Drinking has been as old as eating and it has been an important part of Indian culture. The book is a treasure trove for those who have the palate to enjoy their drink and curiosity to know where it came from. It also tells you about the right way to order and enjoy your drink. It delves into history to trace the earliest instances of drinking in India. The author’s brilliant research also notes the manner in which drinking is mentioned in classical Indian literature and its recognition in our culture. Captured in the book are fascinating stories about alcohol, the etiquette of drinking and tasting notes on different spirits and brews. 3. “The Parrots of Desire: 3,000 Years of Indian Erotica” by Amrita NarayananThe erotic tradition in India is thousands of years old. In “The Parrots of Desire”, the modern reader, to whom the anthology is dedicated, will find a wealth of Indian erotic writing – beyond the famously unbridled passages of the Kama Sutra and Koka Shastra. There is, for instance, the extract “Why does sex exist?”, recreated from the 3,000-year-old Rig Veda; the work of the Tamil Sangam poets, whose contemporary finesse belies their antiquity; Bhakti poets Antal and Mahadeviyakka, who describe women’s fantasies of men; short stories by Kamala Das that have been out of print for decades; excerpts from the work of contemporary writers like Mridula Garg and Ginu Kamani, and much more.4. “Husain: Portrait of an Artist” by Ila PalSix years after first seeing him on a rainy day outside Mumbai’s Jehangir Art Gallery, Ila Pal met the star painter for the first time in 1961. It was the beginning of a long and enriching association between an eager student of art and M.F. Husain – a journey that lasted 50 years. This book is a product of that intimate relationship.Filled with anecdotes about his charisma, his sharp wit, his sense of wonder about the world at large and his insatiable hunger for love, this warm and personalised biography traces his evolution through his many avatars. It also delves into the artist’s exile from his homeland at the fag end of his life, exploring the question of creative licence in a climate where people’s sentiments are easily hurt and where censorship rules the roost like never before.5. “Barefoot To Boots” by Novy KapadiaFew football-crazy fans today may be aware that India was once called the “Brazil of Asia”. Or that the rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan is ranked among the top 50 club rivalries in the world. This is the only book on Indian football that provides a comprehensive view of clubs and players outside of Calcutta (Kolkata) – in Hyderabad and Bangalore, as also in Kerala, Punjab, Goa and the northeast. It describes major international tournaments where India performed brilliantly.last_img read more

Smelling highcalorie food can directly satisfy belly

first_imgDoes a whiff of pizzas, burgers or sandwiches entice you, but you refrain from eating them due to the high-calories it contains? Take heart, smelling these for longer than two minutes will make you feel satiated, suggest researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. The study showed that ambient food scent can directly satisfy the belly because the brain does not necessarily differentiate the source of sensory pleasure. “Ambient scent can be a powerful tool to resist cravings for indulgent foods. In fact, subtle sensory stimuli like scents can be more effective in influencing children’s and adults’ food choices than restrictive policies,” said lead author Dipayan Biswas, Professor at the University of South Florida in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers discovered a direct connection between the length of exposure time and whether or not one will indulge. They also conducted a series of tests using a nebuliser that separately gave off the scent of healthy and unhealthy food items (cookies versus strawberries, pizza versus apples). The findings, published in the Journal of Marketing Research, showed that participants exposed to the smell of cookies for less than 30 seconds were more likely to want a cookie. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHowever, those exposed for longer than two minutes did not find that cookie desirable and picked strawberries instead. The results were the same in case of the scent of pizza and apples. Since non-indulgent foods do not give off much of an ambient scent, they are typically not connected with reward, therefore they have little influence on what we order, the study noted. High caloric foods are high in fats and sugars and extraordinary intake of these types of foods increase your risk factors for obesity Type-2 diabetes, heart disease as well as cancers.last_img read more

New 321 commission deal from TravelBound runs through Jan 30

first_img Share NEW YORK — TravelBound has a new bonus commission promotion on hotels, sightseeing tours and transfers.Travel agents can earn an additional 3% commission for European bookings, including destinations in both Western and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia (including Iceland); 2% more for bookings in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and 1% bonus commission for bookings in the Americas, including Canada and the Caribbean.“After the success of our 2% bonus commission for European bookings, we saw this as an opportunity to open up the promotion to more sought-after destinations while rewarding our valued travel agent partners for booking with TravelBound,” said TravelBound President James Phillips.The 3-2-1 promotion applies to TravelBound bookings made from Dec. 19, 2016, through Jan. 30, 2017, for travel from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017. The bonus commission applies to all of TravelBound’s services without exception.No minimum booking value is required; the extra commission is paid once clients have completed travel.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upFor more details and to learn more about TravelBound visit << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Travelbound Travelweek Group center_img Thursday, December 22, 2016 Posted by New ‘3-2-1’ commission deal from TravelBound runs through Jan. 30last_img read more

Hawaiis Island Air announces its shutting down

first_img Share Tags: Hawaii Friday, November 10, 2017 Source: The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii’s second-largest airline, Island Air, has announced its last day of service will be Friday after having exhausted all options to remain flying.Island Air, which has about 400 employees, filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 16 after its aircraft lessor attempted to repossess the company’s three remaining Q400 aircraft for nonpayment.The airline lost money every quarter for the past four-plus years. It flew interisland routes for 37 years.The airline said in a message on its website that passengers need to contact their credit card company for inquiries on refunds. Hawaiian Airlines said it will honour Island Air tickets for the next week on a standby basis. Hawaii’s Island Air announces it’s shutting down << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Klook aims to tap travellers through mobile platform

first_imgShruti Dugar | KolkataIn a bid to encourage the Free Independent Travel (FIT), Klook, an abbreviation of “Keep looking” was launched by Eric Gnock Fah who is the COO & Co-founder. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest Fah cited that Klook, an in-destination services booking platform, was formed so as to enable people to get the best possible deals while booking their travel plans.Klook expanded to India recently and highlighting the importance of India as one of the major markets, Fah revealed that India, with its massive economic potential and business prospects, is very crucial for Klook. With a majority of the population being millennial travellers, India has emerged as a growing market in travel and tourism.Travellers from across the globe prefer India, which is rich in culture and heritage tourism. Both for inbound and outbound perspective, India holds a major foothold.In Asia, China holds the largest market for Klook followed by Hong Kong, Singapore and Philippines. “India, Indonesia and Thailand are growing market for Klook. The theme is relatively new for India but we’ve been seeing an organic growing demand from India which is why we set-up an office here,” stated Fah.As per the latest monthly report, Fah announced that there have been 15 million visits on the web and app portal. Stressing on mobile strategy this year, he added that since mobile is a major platform, people prefer mobile over desktop while booking their travel plans. They are also investing in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) this year.Stressing more about the travel pattern, he said the target age group is 23-35 age group and that on an average people book for 3-5 days.“Knowing that we’ve been in the market for less than four years, 2017 was the best year as we raised more than USD 90 million. We are targeting on multi-times growth this year and are confident in expanding globally,” voiced Fah.Recently, Klook partnered with Cleartrip which enables the India-based travel platform to augment its current offerings with a whole new selection of engaging activities and experiences, curated from European countries and South East Asian countries.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 50 386-78Carolina out-produced Arizona by a whopping margin of 386 offensive yards to 78. Arizona’s yardage is an NFL-playoff record low. The previous low had been held by the 1958 Cleveland Browns (86). Newton was 18-of-32 for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Running back Jonathan Stewart ran for 122 yards and a touchdown. 8The Cardinals managed a total of eight first downs throughout the entire game. They also only managed to convert on 3-of-12 third down attempts. 1.7Arizona’s average of 1.7 yards per play is a season low and also lower than all but one of the Carolina rushing corps’ average yardage per carry. 3Carolina’s two unanswered touchdowns came with some help from Arizona kick returner Ted Ginn Jr., who was stripped at the 3-yard-line by the Panthers’ Melvin White. Then, Arizona’s Tony Jefferson was called for pass interference on third down. Newton threw his second touchdown in under two minutes to Mike Tolbert on the ensuing set of downs. 12The Cardinals managed just 12 second-half yards.4-31Lindley was sacked four times for a loss of 31 yards. Newton was sacked just once. In Arizona’s last matchup against the Panthers on Oct. 6 last season, the Cardinals’ pass rush sacked Newton seven times, forcing the quarterback to complete just 10-of-20 passes with three interceptions. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Running backs Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor and Kerwynn Williams combined for only 27 yards on the ground. Punter Drew Butler handed Carolina prime field position with an average of 34.8 yards per punt on nine attempts. The Cardinals had previously overcome a 10-point deficit early in the game thanks to Darren Fells, who grabbed a 1-yard touchdown pass, and Marion Grice’s 1-yard touchdown run. The touchdowns gave Arizona the lead at the half, 14-13. But Cam Newton and his offense scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes for 14 unanswered third-quarter points. The Cardinals then had one more shot at keeping their playoff hopes alive after Newton was hit from behind by Sam Acho and the ensuing fumble was recovered by Rashad Johnson. Yet Lindley threw a pick straight into the arms of Carolina’s Luke Kuechly at the 5-yard line to seal it early in the fourth quarter. He’d throw one more pick, this one deflected by Keuchly into the arms of Tre Boston to essentially end it. The “Next Man Up” mentality that carried the Cardinals to a 9-1 start has now become “Next Season Up.” What did Arizona’s season-ending loss look like, by the numbers? A season held together by snippets of athletic tape is over for the Arizona Cardinals. The Redbirds lost to the Carolina Panthers 27-16 at Bank of America Stadium in the NFC Wild Card playoff game Saturday. They did so while playing technically their fourth-string quarterback and numerous backups on both sides of the ball. Yet the loss can’t entirely be blamed on backup Ryan Lindley. Though he was 16-of-28 for only 82 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, the Cardinals’ run game and special teams were just as detrimental to Arizona’s success. 0 Comments   Share   11-6Arizona ends its season at 11-6 after starting 9-1. Carolina began the season 3-8-1, and has now won five straight, including its first playoff win in nine years. They’ll head to No. 1 Seattle next week if Dallas beats Detroit Sun. If not, the Panthers will face Green Bay at Lambeau. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

AXN Spin the new channel from Sony Pictures Telev

first_imgAXN Spin, the new channel from Sony Pictures Television Networks, has launched in Poland on the Cyfra Plus platform.AXN Spin offers series including Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf and The River, along with films such as Men in Black, Spider-Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean.Targeting a youth audience of 13 to 25 year-olds, the channel is the fourth AXN network available in Poland, joining AXN, AXN Sci Fi and AXN Crime. It is available in Cyfra Plus’ Optimum HD, Prestiz HD Plus and Canal Plus HBO Superpremium packages.last_img

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is making it

first_imgPolish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat is making its video-on-demand service available via PCs as well as TVs.The VOD Domowa Wypożyczalnia service to PCs will offer about 900 titles and is being provided in partnership with Polsat-owned internet TV service ipla.To promote the service, Cyfrowy Polsat is offering a number of titles for PLN0.01, including Super 8, Transmformers 3 and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. VOD titles normally cost between PLN4.50-8 (€1.07-1.90).last_img

Satellite operator SES carried out a test broadcas

first_imgSatellite operator SES carried out a test broadcast of Saturday’s Real Madrid versus Barcelona football match in Ultra High Definition.SES transmitted the Spanish La Liga match via its Astra 1L satellite at 19.2 degrees East in partnership with Movistar+ and other industry partners.“A test live broadcast of a football match in Ultra High Definition marks another milestone in the introduction of this new technology in Spain, as well as in Europe, and shows the readiness of the Ultra HD ecosystem,” said Luis Sahún, general manager, Spain at SES.“Thanks to satellite and its ability to cost-effectively deliver the best quality content to a large audience, it is only a matter of time before the live broadcast of Ultra HD content becomes part of our daily TV viewing experience.”last_img read more

Government plans to introduce a new safer form of

first_imgGovernment plans to introduce a new safer form of pre-natal testing for Down’s syndrome and other conditions send a message to disabled people that they are “better off being dead than being born”, according to a leading activist.The Department of Health (DH) is believed to be poised to give the go-ahead to non-invasive pre-natal testing (NIPT) across the NHS.Supporters of NIPT claim it is a safer form of pre-natal testing for Down’s syndrome that will eliminate many of the miscarriages caused by pregnant women opting for an invasive amniocentesis.Those who test positive after NIPT will still need to have an invasive test to confirm the diagnosis.A study funded by the NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) found that introducing NIPT instead of more invasive tests for pregnant women with a more than one in 150 chance of having a child with Down’s syndrome would identify 102 more fetuses with the condition, and prevent 25 miscarriages a year.But campaigners say that pregnant women choose to abort about 90 per cent of fetuses identified as having Down’s syndrome, so the new technique would prevent 25 miscarriages but lead to 92 more abortions of fetuses with Down’s syndrome every year.Some academics point to research by Professor Lyn Chitty, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, for the UK National Screening Committee, which found that 30 per cent of women given NIPT decided to carry a Down’s syndrome fetus to term, compared with six per cent under the current system.But even if that proves accurate when NIPT is rolled out, the NIHR research suggests that it would still see an increase of more than 70 babies with Down’s syndrome aborted every year, compared with 25 fewer miscarriages.Disabled activist Simone Aspis (pictured), founder of the training and consultancy organisation Changing Perspectives, said she was “deeply concerned” by the prospect of NIPT being available from the NHS.She said: “Any test that is being used to eliminate disabled people is definitely a form of eugenics.“What message does it send to other people about disabled people and difference – you’re better off being dead than being born.“The more you screen out, the less tolerant people become of people who are different from themselves, and the more the expectation is that you abort a disabled baby.”But she said that introducing such tests also contributes towards “moving the goalposts”, a gradual process in which society is gradually defining more and more people as disabled and therefore expanding the number of fetuses that are suitable candidates to be aborted.Aspis said the key issue was not whether one pre-natal test was better than another because it reduced miscarriages, but “what kind of society do we want?”She said: “We are always going to end up in a system where resources are tight, and there is elitism, so there is going to be the potential for wanting to be eliminating people who are not deemed to be productive. “Someone who is deemed to be averagely productive now will end up [in 10 or 20 years’ time] being labelled with an impairment and therefore be subjected to medical procedures, screening out, and abortion eugenics.“This money could be much better spent in keeping people alive and upholding their fundamental human and civil rights, such as under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).”Last month, the disabled academic Professor Tom Shakespeare offered his opinions about NIPT for BBC Radio 4’s A Point Of View, in which he said that the “major benefit” was that it would lower NHS costs and “more importantly it will also avoid the dozens of miscarriages which result from amniocenteses each year”.He added: “The down side is the potential delay of several weeks before those women at high risk receive a final confirmation of the status of the pregnancy.”He is chairing a Nuffield Council on Bioethics working group, looking at the ethical and social aspects of NIPT, and said in the recording that he was concerned that the NHS puts “a lot of energy and expense into ensuring that these tests are scientifically robust” but less into “achieving balanced information and sufficient counselling” about life with disability.He pointed out that “advocates for people with Down’s syndrome argue that having the condition does not prevent you from having a good life”, and highlighted his own inherited genetic condition, restricted growth, which he passed on to his two children, but which “never stopped any of us flourishing”.He also warned that NIPT was a technology that had been driven by the commercial sector and that providers were “competing to offer more and more information through these blood tests”.Professor Shakespeare said the government’s decision on NIPT was “not just a minor technical upgrade of fetal anomaly screening in the UK” but was instead “a step change”.He said in his BBC recording: “By offering a more accurate and less risky screening test for Down’s syndrome today, we are also taking another step down the path to more widespread testing for conditions in pregnancy tomorrow.”This meant, he said, that there was a need for: better availability of balanced information through genetic counselling in pregnancy; up-to-date online information about conditions; and a “wider debate about what information we are prepared to provide in pregnancy” through genetic testing.But Aspis said that even with improved genetic counselling, would-be parents would still make their decisions on whether to abort their children on how they perceived disability, in a society in which there was “a lot of hatred towards disabled people”.Her concerns about NIPT are shared by the Don’t Screen Us Out campaign, a grass-roots initiative supported by people with Down’s syndrome, families and advocate groups and led by Saving Down Syndrome, which aims to “raise awareness around the discriminatory and eugenic nature of the practice of antenatal screening worldwide”.The campaign has written an open letter to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, warning that introducing NIPT would have “a profound long-term effect on the community of people with Down’s syndrome and further enable the effective ‘screening out’ of those with certain disabilities from the UK population before they are even born”.It called on Hunt to delay the introduction until there is “a full ethical review” of NIPT and the government’s fetal anomaly screening programme, involving people with Down’s syndrome and their families, to ensure NIPT is “consistent and compliant” with the UNCRPD and other human rights obligations. The letter adds: “This must be accompanied with medical reforms to ensure every parent with a disability diagnosis receives balanced information and support to ensure that [NIPT] testing does not lead to the further screening out of people with Down’s syndrome.”A DH spokeswoman said: “We want women to make informed decisions and access safe and appropriate tests.“We are considering this 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Kristen Stewart CoWrote an Academic Paper About Artificial Intelligence

first_img Kristen Stewart — the actress best known for Twilight — has co-written a paper on machine learning.The paper outlines the use of neural style transfer in Stewart’s directorial debut, Come Swim, which is about to premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Neural style transfer turns normal images into impressionist art, and is used by popular photo app Prisma.The paper, first spotted by Quartz, is co-bylined with Adobe research engineer Bhautik J. Joshi and producer David Shapiro. It was published yesterday on ArXiv, a repository run by Cornell University for scientific papers that are not yet peer-reviewed.Come Swim describes itself as “half realist, half impressionist portraits” of one man’s day. A teaser video for the short film is shot in a surreal style.According to the paper, the project was based on an impressionistic painting of Stewart’s, which shows a man waking up.Image credit: Starlight Studios/Kristen StewartThe paper outlines the repetitive technical process of trying to replicate the feel of the painting on-screen. Here’s a sample:”The painting itself evokes the thoughts an individual has in the first moments of waking (fading in-between dreams and reality), and this theme is explored in the introductory and final scenes where this technique is applied. This directly drove the look of the shot, leading us to map the emotions we wanted to evoke to parameters in the algorithm as well as making use of more conventional techniques in the 2D compositing stage.”The response to the paper has been positive from the academic community, if slightly bemused.I used to tell Twilight jokes in my Intro to AI class. I take it all back.— Mark Riedl ? (@mark_riedl) January 19, 2017Kristen Stewart co authored a machine learning paper. Now we can calculate her Erdos number— Wil Chung (@iamwil) January 20, 2017 2 min read Artificial Intelligence January 20, 2017 –shares Add to Queue Shona Ghosh Kristen Stewart Co-Wrote an Academic Paper About Artificial Intelligence This story originally appeared on Business Insider Senior Reporter Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Next Article Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Kristen Stewart Image credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty via BI The paper outlines the use of neural style transfer in Stewart’s directorial debut, ‘Come Swim,’ which is about to premiere at Sundance Film Festival.last_img read more

Here Are the Origins of 10 Tech Terms You Use Every Day

first_img Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff March 30, 2018 –shares Image credit: Stanislaw Pytel | Getty Images Apply Now » Here Are the Origins of 10 Tech Terms You Use Every Day Nina Zipkin Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.center_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Did you know that Thomas Edison used the term ‘bug’? The funny thing about language is how words and phrases seep in everyday use without anyone realizing exactly where they came from. As ubiquitous as technological devices are in our daily lives, so is the vocabulary that is attached to the innovation that made them possible.But who invented the words that have become so commonplace? Read on to find out.BugIf you have referred to a tech problem as a bug, you can thank pioneers including Thomas Edison and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. Edison used the term in some correspondence about the development of the telephone in 1878, and Hopper, one of the inventors of the electronic computer in the 1940s, is believed to have coined the term when she discovered an actual moth trapped inside one of her prototypes.CrowdsourcingIf you’ve used a site such as Yelp or TripAdvisor to narrow down your choice of restaurant or lodging, you’ve taken advantage of crowdsourcing. But the term wasn’t invented until 2006, in an article in Wired by a writer and editor named Jeff Howe.Related: How Crowdsourcing Is Shaping the Future of EverythingMouse A Stanford engineer named Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse as a prototype in 1961. But why it was called a mouse is a little bit of a mystery. According to the Computer History Museum, Engelbart couldn’t remember who was responsible for calling it a mouse. The name served as a shorthand to describe the device, which at the time had a long wire that made it look like a rodent with a tail.Open Source Open source software, which comes with code that anyone can access and improve or change, wasn’t always called “open source.” Scientist Christine Peterson came up with the term in 1998 at the Foresight Institute, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to nanotechnology and advances in AI. Today, companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft all use open source as a part of their business models.SpamWhile it’s hard to pin down the one person who decided that junk mail should be called spam, internet entrepreneur and author Brad Templeton says that the famous Monty Python viking spam sketch, which made the lunch meat synonymous with unrelenting repetition, was adopted by the users of very early chat rooms in the late 1980s to describe the process of overwhelming a computer with data to crash it.Blog In 1997, a writer named Jorn Barger created a site where he shared links with readers called Robot Wisdom WebLog, with WebLog short for logging the web. In 1999, a programmer named Peter Merholz shortened the phrase even further to blog, which started gaining traction by users of platforms such as LiveJournal and WordPress.Related: How to Make Over $1,000 a Month by BloggingBig Data While the definitive source of the term big data — which is used describe a collection of analytics that companies use to predict customer behavior — is a little fuzzy, according to some digging done by New York Times reporter Steve Lohr, the person responsible for its popularization is a man named John Mashey, a computer scientists who was VP and chief scientist at company called Silicon Graphics in the early 1990s and 2000s.Meme While we share memes every day, the word actually didn’t get its start online, but in a different field of science. It was coined by Richard Dawkins, the famous British evolutionary biologist who was a professor at the University of Oxford. He introduced the word in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, and used it as a way to describe how trends and societal practices catch on and become popularized.Internet of Things The phrase is used to describe a system of everyday items that are built to be equipped with wi-fi capabilities. Think of the setup of a smart home, with for example, a refrigerator that knows when to order new groceries. Kevin Ashton, a British author and scientist who is an expert in the field of sensing technology, coined the term in 1999 when he was working at Proctor & Gamble to help improve supply chain communication systems. He is also the founder of the Auto-ID Lab at MIT.Unicorn If you were wondering why crazy successful tech startups — ones that are valued at more than $1 billion — are called unicorns, you can thank Aileen Lee, a venture capitalist and the founder of the firm Cowboy Ventures. Why unicorn? Because of the mythic rarity of a startup reaching that milestone. Not something you see in the wild every day, if at all.   Next Article The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 4 min read Technologylast_img read more

Why Nintendo is Playing Down Pokémon Gos Earnings Impact

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What better way for dad to connect with his loved ones than learning about his family’s stor Lifeminute tv IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales Reuters New York takes aim at skyscrapers’ sky-high energy usage Southern Charm’ Star Talks New Season This story originally appeared on Reuters Shares in Nintendo Co. tumbled as much as 18 percent on Monday after the company said Pokémon Go would have a limited impact on its earnings — their biggest setback so far after a huge run-up on the smash-hit game.The Kyoto-based gaming company, which is due to report first-quarter results this week, surprised markets with a statement on Friday that income garnered through its 32 percent stake in affiliate Pokémon Company, which owns the licensing rights, would be limited and that it did not plan to revise its earnings outlook for now.Recording its biggest decline since October 1990, the stock ended down 17.7 percent, or by 5,000 yen — the daily limit allowed.But some market players said Nintendo was being disingenuous, adding that there were few expectations of upward revisions to its profit targets so early after the game’s launch and that it was clear the game would be key to earnings.”The market has overreacted to the Nintendo statement,” said David Gibson, a senior analyst at Macquarie Securities Group, noting the game in Japan had broken records with 10 million downloads in one day.”I believe that Pokémon Go will be material in the company’s earnings given the current trends for the game.”Pokemon GO’s success has triggered massive buying in Nintendo shares and even with Monday’s decline, the shares are still up some 60 percent compared with levels prior to the game’s July 6 launch in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, adding nearly $12 billion in market value.Yasuo Sakuma, portfolio manager at Bayview Asset Management, said he still saw the company’s shares as cheap given the potential for Nintendo to reap rewards from other strong character franchises as it forays deeper into mobile gaming.”Nintendo is well-placed to boost its earnings with its other characters, such as Super Mario and Zelda and their potential is unknown,” he said.Pokémon Go is Nintendo’s first venture into mobile gaming as the company had until recently been keen to protect its console business from cannibalization.In addition to its stake in Pokémon Company, Nintendo has an undisclosed holding in Niantic Inc. — the game’s developer, which was spun off from Google.It is also expected to benefit from sales of Pokémon Go Plus — an accessory that alerts players to nearby Pokémon so that they don’t have to always be looking at their smartphones. Nintendo said, however, that sales of the device have already been factored into its earnings outlook.Nintendo, which reports earnings on Wednesday, has forecast a 37 percent rise in operating profit to 45 billion yen ($425 million) in the year to March. While it is expected to see upside from Pokémon Go it will also have to contend with a strong yen which eats into the value of earnings garnered abroad.Seven analysts’ estimates that have been revised since the game’s launch range from 36 billion yen to 60 billion yen.($1 = 106.2400 yen)(Reporting by Junko Fujita; Additional reporting by Ayai Tomisawa and Chang-Ran Kim in Tokyo and Anshuman Daga in Singapore; Editing by Edwina Gibbs) Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films 3 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.last_img read more

UserIQ Names Tyler Winkler as CEO

first_img AcquisitionBIP CapitalMarketingMarketing TechnologyNewsTyler WinklerUserIQ Previous ArticleIntermap’s NEXTMap Elevation Data and Analytics Now Included on IgniteNet’s LinqPath Online Planning Tool for 5GNext ArticleDirectLync Shakes Up Small Business Marketing with New Digital Marketing Platform Former VP at SecureWorks Takes the Helm at Fast-Growth Startup Focused on Customer SuccessUserIQ, an innovative customer success platform helping businesses align around user needs, announced that its board of directors has appointed industry veteran Tyler Winkler as CEO. Winkler was formerly the VP of Global Sales & Marketing at SecureWorks, where he played a key role in the company’s rapid growth leading up to its 2011 acquisition by Dell for $650 million and 2016 IPO.UserIQ helps businesses realize the full value of customer success by equipping teams with the product analytics, customer insights, and user engagement tools to fight churn, grow the account, and align the entire business around users’ needs. The company recently raised $3.6 million in a funding round led by BIP Capital, which has participated in multiple funding rounds.With customer experience predicted to overtake price and product as a key brand differentiator by 2020, the customer success industry is primed for growth. A report by the Temkin Group found that companies that earn $1 billion annually can expect to earn, on average, an additional $775 million within three years of investing in customer experience.Marketing Technology News: Philo Reveals Connected TV Ad Platform to Reach Latest Generation of TV Lovers“The next evolution of customer success will involve helping companies orient their entire business around their customers’ needs and goals,” said Winkler. “I’m excited to be part of an innovative company like UserIQ with solutions that can help businesses truly adopt a customer success mindset so they in turn can be successful.”“There are similarities between the early years of SecureWorks and UserIQ in terms of company size and sheer market potential, so we’re very pleased that Tyler is taking on the CEO role,” said Mark Buffington, BIP Capital CEO and a member of UserIQ’s board of directors. “Tyler’s executive leadership and proven track record of rapidly scaling technology companies will be a huge asset as UserIQ begins its next phase of growth.”Marketing Technology News: Data Privacy: Balancing Personalization and Security in the Age of TransparencyDuring his 15-year tenure at SecureWorks, Winkler was highly instrumental in growing the company from $800,000 in revenue to become the leader in global managed security services with revenue of $450 million in 2016. Winkler also led SecureWorks’ global expansion and large-scale restructuring following its acquisition by Dell, including the simultaneous enlargement of its sales operations, marketing, channel, and business development functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, from Towson University.Marketing Technology News: HipChat Founders Launch Swoot, a Social Podcast App UserIQ Names Tyler Winkler as CEO PRNewswireApril 24, 2019, 4:02 pmApril 24, 2019 last_img read more

Opera Opens Early Access to the Worlds First Gaming Browser Opera GX

first_img BAFTA Games AwardsKrystian KolondraMarketing Technology NewsNewsOpera browsersOpera GXPC gamers Previous ArticleAtari Brings the New Atari VCS Video Computer System to Life During E3 2019 — Launching Official Presale in Partnership With GameStop and WalmartNext ArticleCapgemini Announces Rapid Marketing Launch Program to Accelerate Digital Marketing Capabilities for Retailers and Brands Opera Opens Early Access to the World’s First Gaming Browser, Opera GX Globe NewswireJune 12, 2019, 7:02 pmJune 12, 2019 The New PC Browser From Opera Lets Gamers Control Their Computer’s CPU and Memory Usage to Make Their Gaming and Streaming Smoother. It Also Features Twitch Integration and Numerous Customization OptionsThere are currently more than 1.2 billion PC gamers. Opera unveils the world’s first web browser tailored to their specific needs. The early access program to the Opera GX browser (for Windows) starts right now with an official launch planned later this year.“Opera GX is built for people who love games and spend a lot of time building their setups. We want to give them a browser to perfectly match their beautiful machines. I have a strong feeling this browser will resonate with the gaming world,” said Krystian Kolondra, EVP at Opera browsers.Opera GX features a new, gaming-inspired design and an array of features that let people not only customize the look of their browser but also limit their computer’s CPU and memory usage.GX Control lets you control the CPU and RAM usage by the browserThe GX Control panel is a brand new feature which lets users define how much of their computer’s CPU or RAM they are willing to let their browser use. By toggling on the circle, one can choose to devote a certain percentage of the computer’s resources to the browser. Opera GX will stay within these limits. This means that, unlike other memory-hungry browsers, Opera GX puts gamers in full control of their gaming and browsing experiences.“Running a game might require a lot of effort from your machine. Even more so if you are streaming while you play. Before Opera GX, gamers often shut down their browsers in order to not slow down their gaming experience. We came up with the GX Control feature to make people’s games run more smoothly without requiring them to compromise on what they do on the Web,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director of Opera GX.Gaming ready with Twitch integration Another handy feature for gamers is Opera GX’s Twitch integration. The browser lets users log into their Twitch accounts directly from the sidebar and will notify them when a streamer they follow goes live.The browser’s speed dial screen also features shortcuts to sites popular among gamers including Discord, YouTube and Reddit.Marketing Technology News: Freshworks Joins Hands With OrangeOne Corporation, to Aid Digital Transformation of Businesses in JapanGX Corner for latest gaming news and dealsOpera didn’t stop at designing a browser for gamers. It also created the GX Corner, a place where gaming news from the Web will be presented along with curated gaming deals and information about new and interesting releases.Gaming design, sound effects and gaming hardware integrationWhen you first start or upgrade Opera GX you will be welcomed by sounds and an animation sequence inspired by gaming consoles. The sound effects and musical logo creation in GX are a result of Opera’s collaboration with the sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band Berlinist, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards for the original soundtrack to the GRIS game. The sound effects, as well as most browser features can be adjusted or switched off in the settings panel.Opera GX comes out of the box with a sleek gaming-inspired design with dark and red elements. Users can also choose a different highlight color from 10 suggested colors or go deeper and choose from 16 million possibilities using the extended color picker feature.“From the startup sounds to the look of the browser’s speed dial, Opera GX was designed to feel at home on any gaming setup,” added Maciej Kocemba.Opera GX comes with an exclusive set of wallpapers designed to match the browser and the large displays of gaming setups. It also includes Razer Chroma integration, which means that the keyboard, mouse and other Razer Chroma elements will adjust their colors to the chosen highlight colors in the browser.Marketing Technology News: SentinelOne Announces $120 Million Series DOpera’s powerful features are thereOpera GX includes all the features present in the popular Opera desktop browser currently used by 65 million users. This means that, apart from the Twitch integration, users can also activate the Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook  or Vkontakte messengers in the sidebar to stay in touch with friends without the need to open separate tabs.Opera GX also retains the popular Video Pop Out function which makes it easy to “pop out” a video from the website it is being streamed on and watch it on top of other websites.Opera’s built-in ad blocker will safeguard that websites load fast and distraction free while the free, no-log browser VPN will let gamers safely browse the Web when using public WiFi.“At Opera, we want to set a new standard in browsing,” said Krystian Kolondra. “Today, no other browser is even close to having the kind of feature set you will find in Opera, and we hope people will enjoy the new additions coming with Opera GX”. Early access at Level 1 starts todayThe early access to Opera GX for Windows starts today at Level 1, during E3 in Los Angeles. Instead of the usual versions, the browser’s development will progress in levels. The initial early access version is designed for people who love games. They will also have the opportunity to shape the next versions, as Opera’s developers have added special “feedback” boxes throughout the browser, where particular features can be rated with one to five hearts. Opera also encourages people to provide feedback and wish lists via the Opera GX forums.Marketing Technology News: New Global Report Reveals 9 in 10 Companies See ‘Self-Service’ as the Future for Customerslast_img read more