Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28, 1:00-4:00pmSoprano C Room, Hyatt Regency MontrealWard & Al LiveWard and Al are comedians Ward Anderson and Allison Dore. Their show, brilliantly named “Ward and Al”, is a combination of news and topical analysis, entertainment talk, pop culture, and more. Thank god, their show is at 1 pm and not 8 am as they might actually have comedians that are awake and have shared (and that goes for both sexes!) Wednesday, July 26, 6:00-8:00pmSoprano C Room, Hyatt Regency MontrealThe BonfireBring your folding chair, a couple of logs and some marshmallows! Hosted by comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, The Bonfire invites you to come and hang out by the radio bonfire as the blunt and candid duo talk about… what else but comedy, sharing their funniest stories from the road and giving fans a chance to call in and get their opinions on the topics of the day. Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28, 8:00-11:00amSoprano C Room, Hyatt Regency MontrealJim Norton & Sam RobertsComedian Jim Norton and host Sam Roberts discuss current news topics, social trends, life, talking with listeners and celebrities guests culled from the Just For Laughs Festival talent pool. And that’s a lot of big fish… Saturday, July 29,TBCSoprano C Room, Hyatt Regency MontrealUnmasked with Ron BenningtonUnmasked is an hour-long in-depth interview, focused on the creative process and the lives and work of comedians, hosted by Ron Bennington. Be part of the audience as Ron sits down with the biggest talents in the business to talk about their craft — and their creativity.All SiriusXM LIVE at Just For Laughs programming is included with your ComedyPRO Industry, Industry Plus or Express Pass. Pass on sale now through July 24th. After that you’re out of luck. Visit Eventbrite to purchase.Sirius XM will also be our sponsoring partner for this year’s Just For Laughs Awards Show and our eye on the Awards Show red carpet. Stay tuned for an upcoming communiqué announcing this year’s honourees! Twitter Login/Register With: Are you a serious comedy fan? Then you’ll enjoy the special programming that SiriusXM and Just For Laughs ComedyPRO have lined-up for you, including top shows from SiriusXM and SiriusXM Canada. It’s all LIVE and it’s all right here at Just For Laughs ComedyPRO.From the heat of The Bonfire to the coolness of Ron Bennington’s Unmasked, here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from SiriusXM LIVE at Just For Laughs ComedyPRO. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Friday, July 28, 11:00pm-12:30amMainline TheatreComedy 101It’s Tell a Joke or Be a Joke as a crop of inexperienced comedy rookies take to the stage for the first time in front of a large audience, while a panel of brutal comedy headliners sit in judgment. See Montreal’s own go up against a panel of comedy’s toughest critics. Crass. Confrontational. And an absolute blast! SiriusXM’s Ron and Gail Bennington host. Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28, 4:00-6:00pmSoprano C Room, Hyatt Regency MontrealTodd Shapiro ShowThe Todd Shapiro Show is a daily live talk show featuring one of Canada’s most hilarious, original and beloved radio personalities. A lively gab fest featuring some of the best Canadian and international comics (Gore Met lids not included…)
Rabat – Three Lebanese singers, Diana Haddad, Myriam Fares and Yara, will perform at the 2016 Mawazine Festival: Rhythms of the World, according to a March 8 statement released by Maroc Cultures, the cultural foundation responsible for organizing the event.The 15th annual festival will mark the return of three prominent singers from the Middle East.Dianna Haddad—whose fan base includes millions of Moroccans—will perform at the opening of the eight-day event at the Nahda stage on Friday, May 20. Nicknamed “the princess of Arab music,” Haddad released her debut single entitled “Saken” in 1997. She is considered one of the most popular singers in the Arab world. Her widespread success is often attributed to her fluency in several Arab dialects.In 2013, Haddad released a song in Darija, or Moroccan Arabic Dialect, entitled “La Fiesta” as a tribute to her Moroccan fans. Her debut performance at Mawazine occurred during the festival’s 8th year in 2009.“The Queen of Lebanon,” Myriam Fares, will perform on Sunday, May 22 at Nahda stage.The 33-year-old singer has released several albums, including “Myriam” in 2003 and “Nadini” in 2005. She is known for her unique style, a blend of traditional music and pop.Fares gained famed by posting video clips of her music on YouTube, where her uploads became popular among listeners from all over the Arab world.Yara will appear on the Nahda stage on Tuesday, May 24.After Yara won Kass El Nojoum, a musical competition broadcast on LBC, she released her debut track “Hob Kabeer” in 2005. She quickly rose to fame following a successful duet with Palestinian singer Fadel Shaker.The 15th annual Mawazine Festival is scheduled to take place in Rabat May 20–28. The festival will also include performances by French rapper Maitre Gims, Samia Tawil, Kadim Al Saher and Christina Aguilera.Edited by Kelsey Fish
The latest figures from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, and the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), paint a stark picture of the reality on the ground for millions of people living in the regions directly affected by the conflict, such as Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk, where hundreds of thousands of IDPs remain trapped.From mid-April to 12 December, at least 4,707 people were killed and 10,322 wounded by fighting. Since the tenuous ceasefire began, at least 1,357 fatalities were recorded. Moreover, the UN has recently reported that since March 2014, more than one million people have been displaced from the conflict-affected areas, including nearly 530,000 people within Ukraine, of who at least 130,000 are children. Through its latest efforts, which will kick-off in January, UNDP will target the elderly, orphans, pregnant women, families with children and people with disabilities with some 30,000 food packages to supplement the more than 25,000 already distributed to IDPs across the country. In addition to the food packages, the UN agency announced it would also distribute sets of warm clothing for adults and children as well as sets of bed linen and blankets in an effort to help mitigate the harsh Ukrainian winter. “Supporting internally displaced persons and early recovery of critical social infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine is a priority for the United Nations Development Programme,” Inita Paulovica, Deputy Resident Representative of the UNDP in Ukraine, said in a news release. “Our main task is to ensure that no one is left behind.”In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine transcended what was initially seen as an internal Ukrainian political crisis into violent clashes in parts of the country, later reaching full- scale conflict in the east. A cease-fire and peace plan for eastern Ukraine was signed in the Belarussian capital of Minsk on 5 September, but remains fragile. The situation has since continuously deteriorated, with serious consequences for the country’s unity, territorial integrity and stability.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that his protege during the 1979 operation is preparing to perform the world’s first pig-to-human kidney transplant “before the end of this year”, which – if successful – would open the door to more complex organs. Sir Terence English, who performed Britain’s first successful heart transplant 40 years ago on Sunday, believes “xenotransplantation” could all but eradicate the donor waiting list. There are currently around 280 patients waiting for a heart transplant in the UK. Suitable donated organs are scarce because… Pig hearts adapted for human use could be available to patients within three years, the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK has said.
Few, if any, tech accelerators have a presence in San Juan, Argentina. The province, located in northwest Argentina, is known more for mining than machine learning. But to say there is no tech community in San Juan would be far from true, something Bill Wall, Barrick’s Director of Digital for South America, discovered last September.“It was my understanding that the local community in San Juan didn’t really have any tech companies or technology expertise,” says Wall, who joined Barrick in May 2017. “And I think that’s wrong; that it was kind of a blind spot that we had because we didn’t know where to look, and people that are interested in technology didn’t know how to talk to Barrick.”Barrick is looking to close that gap and, in the process, strengthen digital capacity in San Juan while creating an innovation ecosystem in the province. This will not only benefit the company, which operates the Veladero mine in San Juan together with Shandong Gold Group, but it will also benefit the province for decades to come.he first step in this process was a Barrick-sponsored hackathon that took place last September in Buenos Aires. It was there, ironically, in a city that’s located about 1,000 miles east of San Juan, that Wall was first exposed to the province’s burgeoning technology talent.A hackathon is an event in which large numbers of people come together and leverage their technology skills to develop ideas and solutions to operational challenges. Participants—developers, software engineers, data scientists, and other tech-savvy people—typically split into teams and spend several days developing competing solutions to specific challenges. At the Buenos Aires hackathon, Barrick posed challenges that touched on key priorities for Veladero in areas like processing, maintenance, and community engagement. More than 100 people participated in the event, nearly a third from San Juan. One of those San Juaninos was Santiago Azcona.“The hackathon was a great thing for us,” Azcona says. “It gave us a chance to solve real problems at Veladero, which is here in San Juan, which is where we live.”Azcona, an accountant and data analyst, was part of a five-person team at the hackathon that dubbed itself Federal Group. The team, which included three San Juaninos, the Spanish term for someone born in the province, designed a solution that uses 3D-visualisation technology and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to improve gold recovery rates in the mine processing area at Veladero. “They had a great idea,” Wall says. “Something that no one had really thought of, which is why they won first prize at the hackathon.”One of the judges at the event was Ciro Echesortu, Regional Director of Acceleration Programs for NXTP Labs in Argentina. NXTP is a tech incubation and investment company with operations across Latin America. In early December, NXTP hosted a week-long accelerator program in Buenos Aires for the top four teams from the hackathon. The program included marketing workshops, training in investor pitches, and mentoring opportunities with start-ups in NXTP’s portfolio as well as established businesses like Globant, a software development company with operations around the world.“The challenge after the hackathon ended,” Echesortu says, “was how do you get a hackathon team that came together for a weekend to consolidate its prototype into a viable project that not only helps Barrick with its innovation efforts, but can also evolve into a sustainable and high-impact business.”Barrick’s partnership with NXTP forms part of the answer, and it’s also a key part of the Company’s effort to help build an innovation ecosystem in San Juan that nurtures and expands technology and entrepreneurial knowhow in the province. “Together with NXTP, we have co-created a distinctive program that underscores our commitment to building strong and lasting partnerships,” says Tyler Godoff, Manager of Innovation Partnerships at Barrick. “At Barrick’s core, is the belief that partnerships should be defined by trust, transparency and excellence. Our engagement with NXTP Labs exemplifies this belief.”While the four teams received invaluable training during the weeklong accelerator program, they were also competing for a chance to attend NXTP’s more intensive, four-month accelerator program. Modeled on the iconic Y Combinator program in Silicon Valley, the four-month program provides in-depth training in marketing, sales, finance, accounting, and product development. Only one team could enter the program and that team was Federal Group.“Federal Group developed an innovative solution that, if successfully developed, is scalable and could generate significant cost savings for companies that adopt it,” Echesortu says. The team members complement each other well, he adds, bringing a mix of technology and business backgrounds. Furthermore, some members already have experience running a business that services the mining industry, which will shorten the learning curve. And finally, Echesortu says, NXTP was impressed with the team’s drive and ambition. “They are 100% committed to their project,” he says. “And they want to go global and use San Juan as their base of operations.”In addition to their work with Federal Group, Azcona, along with team members Alejandro Madcur and Joaquin Sousa, operate a company that uses UAV technology to provide survey data to the mining and construction sectors. They started the business, called DAMS, in 2014 but retained their day jobs while working nights and weekends to grow the business. Azcona worked at an accounting firm and Madcur and Sousa, both civil engineers, worked for construction companies.Buoyed by their recent success and the experience at the NXTP accelerator program, the trio recently left their day jobs to devote all their efforts to growing DAMS and Federal Group. They continue to work closely with Federal Group team members Omar Mrad, a software developer and Michaela Amatti, a geologist. In fact, they plan to merge DAMS and Federal Group and add more people.“The week-long program was great for us because we got to meet people from other companies with similar backgrounds and learn how they managed to succeed,” Azcona says.While Federal Group readies for the four-month accelerator program, which begins in May, the team continues to work closely with Wall. They visited Barrick’s iROC (integrated remote operating center) In Albardon, San Juan, which serves as an innovation hub for Barrick in Argentina. They’ve also refined their prototype and developed new ideas, including a second solution for monitoring gold recoveries at Veladero that could hold as much promise as their initial prototype.“They’ve thrown some interesting technology and ideas at us,” Wall says. “I just had them in here last week, and they’re going to come back in a couple of weeks and pitch a revised concept to the head of processing and the head of operations at Veladero.”This year, Barrick is sponsoring a hackathon in Las Vegas in partnership with Cisco, Unearthed Solutions, and Switch, an information technology services provider whose Las Vegas data center is one of the largest in the world. The event takes place March 9-11. Barrick is partnering with Silicon Foundry, a corporate innovation services provider, to help market the event and to provide the winners with the resources to scale their solution.The company took a similar approach in Argentina and hopes the partnership with Silicon Foundry marks the start of a new innovation hub in southern Nevada. Barrick is also working to integrate its own front-line operators into the company’s innovation process. For the Las Vegas event, the company’s innovation team encouraged and incentivised employees to submit challenges by holding a company-wide challenge contest. A panel of Barrick leaders selected a submission that will be used at the hackathon. The winners, a team of three from Elko, Nevada, received an all-expense paid trip to attend the hackathon and will serve as mentors at the event. The contest generated more than 130 entries, and entries were received from every Barrick mine.“We were thrilled to receive so many entries,” says Nicolas Westgate, Innovation Analyst at Barrick and one of the contest organisers. “Our people understand our problems best and know what’s on their wish list. Their ideas were great and, while we could only pick one for the Las Vegas hackathon, those ideas will be catalogued, shared and discussed around the company.”
L’iPhone 4 est disponible en pré-commande chez SFRFrance – Neuf jours avant le lancement de l’iPhone 4 en France, l’opérateur SFR propose depuis ce mardi matin de pré-commander le nouveau smartphone d’Apple, vendu à partir de 199 euros.Si l’iPhone 4 ne sera pas en vente avant le 24 juin prochain, les clients de SFR peuvent déjà le pré-commander sur le site Internet de l’opérateur.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Dévoilé il y a quelques jours par Steve Jobs, le nouveau smartphone d’Apple embarque notamment un double appareil photo muni d’un flash, une batterie à l’autonomie nettement augmentée, et le système d’exploitation mobile iOS 4. Dans sa version 16 Go, le smartphone qui est disponible en noir ou en blanc, est vendu 199 euros avec un abonnement Illimythics, 429 euros avec un forfait bloqué, et 629 euros sans forfait. Le modèle doté de 32 Go de mémoire est quant à lui commercialisé 299 euros avec forfait, 529 euros avec forfait bloqué et 739 euros sans forfait.Après SFR, Orange devrait à son tour proposer l’iPhone 4 en pré-commande, le 22 juin prochain.Le 15 juin 2010 à 15:15 • Emmanuel Perrin
HP révèle la sortie prochaine de 3 nouveaux moniteursHP a dévoilé trois nouveaux modèles de moniteurs. Le premier est un modèle haut de gamme auto-alimenté en USB et les deux autres sont des modèles d’entrée de gamme, au tarif très abordable.A l’approche du CES 2012, HP a présenté en avant-première trois nouveaux modèles de moniteurs. Ce CES débutera le 10 janvier prochain à Las Vegas.À lire aussiLa Descriptive Camera : quand une image se tranforme en texteLe premier moniteur (que vous pourrez retrouver dans notre article) présenté par le fabricant est le L2311c. Il est équipé d’une connectique USB 3.0 et affiche une image de 23 pouces en full HD. Deux autres moniteurs seront commercialisés en mars prochain. Il s’agit de deux écrans à rétroéclairage LED, les LV1911 et LV2011. Ils ont pour diagonales respectives 18,5 et 20 pouces, peuvent afficher en résolution de 1366 x 768 et 1600 x 900 pixels, avec un contraste de 3.000. 000 :1 en mode dynamique. Le temps de réponse de ces deux écrans est identique : 5 ms et une connectique VGA. Ces écrans d’entrée de gamme seront vendus à 125 dollars pour le modèle 18,5 pouces, (96 euros) et à 135 dollars le modèle 20 pouces (aux environ de 104 euros).Le 5 janvier 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambert
What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Following the success of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix is “doubling down” on interactive programming, according to Variety.Reporting from this week’s media and entertainment conference FICCI-Frames in Mumbai, the trade magazine cited Todd Yellin’s excitement.“It’s a huge hit here in India, it’s a huge hit around the world,” Yellin, vice president of product at Netflix, said in a keynote speech. “We realized, ‘Wow, interactive storytelling is something we want to bet more on.’“We’re doubling down on that,” he continued. “So expect over the next year or two to see more interactive storytelling.”Psychological thriller Bandersnatch, an interactive film in the sci-fi anthology Black Mirror, hit Netflix on Dec. 28.Written by series creator Charlie Brooker and directed by David Slade, the standalone movie encourages viewers to make decisions for the main character—young programmer Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead), who is adapting a fantasy choose-your-own-adventure novel into a video game in 1984.Fionn Whitehead is Stefan Butler in “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (via Netflix)Instead of flipping between pages, Netflix viewers click a button at the bottom of the screen to select their choice. For example, should Butler eat Sugar Puffs or Frosties for breakfast?Moving forward, though, the streaming service’s reciprocative line up won’t necessarily be dark science fiction.“It could be a wacky comedy,” Yellin suggested. “It could be a romance, where the audience gets to choose—should she go out with him or him?”Personally, I think rom-coms lend themselves very nicely to this style of viewing. Though a buddy comedy or action film would work just as well. Historical period dramas, on the other hand…Yellin also announced plans to expand Indian content production—particularly since original series Sacred Games became a global hit, attracting two out of three viewers from outside the country.The number of languages Netflix content will be available in is also increasing from 25 to 30, Variety revealed.Netflix did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.More on Geek.com:Choose These Adventure Games After ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’Amazon Alexa Now Lets You Choose Your Own AdventureNetflix Claps Back at Steven Spielberg’s Push to Ban It From Oscars Stay on target
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A teenager who wounded a fellow student before killing himself at a suburban Denver high school entered the building with a shotgun, a machete, three Molotov cocktails and ammunition strapped to his body, likely intending to track down a librarian who had disciplined him, authorities said Saturday. After firing a round down a hallway, Karl Pierson, 18, shot a fellow student who just happened to be sitting nearby with a friend as he headed toward the library. Claire Davis, 17, was shot in the head at point-blank range and remained hospitalized Saturday in critical condition.Pierson set off one of the devices, but killed himself just one minute and 20 seconds after entering the building because he knew a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school was closing in, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said at a news conference. Pierson’s original target was believed to be a librarian who coached the school’s speech and debate team. The librarian, whose name was not released, had disciplined the teen in September for reasons that haven’t been disclosed. The librarian was able to escape the school unharmed, Robinson said.The sheriff also said Davis appeared to be a random target. Based on Pierson’s arsenal, Robinson believes the teen intended to hurt many others at the school just 8 miles from Columbine High School.
Northern Dynasty, the company that owns the proposed Pebble Mine, is bolstering its financing as it looks for a new partner.The company announced Tuesday that it has raised $13 million by selling private shares to investors. Northern Dynasty is in a legal and regulatory fight over the project, thought it has not yet submitted permit applications.Fishermen and Native groups in the Bristol Bay area say the gold and copper mine is a threat to the region’s water quality and to salmon runs.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly opted on Saturday to not ask the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its decision regarding the borough’s education funding lawsuit.On Friday, the Supreme Court released the opinion, which upheld the constitutionality of the state’s current education funding system. Friday’s opinion reversed a lower court ruling in the borough’s favor.If the borough were to ask for reconsideration, it has until Jan. 19th to file the needed paperwork.During Saturday’s discussion of the issue, members expressed disappointment in the decision. But, Assembly Member Glen Thompson said, they took it as far as they could.“Whether we agree with the decision, and again, I’m vehemently disappointed and continue to strongly disagree with many aspects of their decision, but that’s their job and that’s how we do things in the rule of law in this country,” he said.The Supreme Court ruled that the state’s required local contribution does not violate the state’s constitutional prohibition against dedicated funds, or earmarks. While there was no dissent to that opinion, two justices wrote concurring statements that indicated they might be open to a challenge based on the Constitution’s public schools clause, rather than the dedicated funds clause.Assembly Member Mike Painter said he’d like to hear from the borough’s legal counsel on that issue.“I look at it like: Man, we’ve put so much money into this thing, we can’t quit now,” he said. “We’ve got one more fender to put on the car, and it’s cherried out.”But, the Assembly had voted earlier during Saturday’s meeting to have the discussion in an open forum, rather than an executive session, and the borough’s attorney for this case, Louisiana Cutler of K&L Gates in Anchorage, said she couldn’t provide that kind of advice in public.Saturday’s meeting was part of a two-day policy session for Assembly members to plan for the coming year. Also discussed was the potential need to raise property taxes if the state Legislature chooses to increase the local contribution for education.Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst says that is probable, considering the state’s current fiscal challenges brought on by low oil tax revenue.
A man, who reportedly set himself on fire at Sadar police station lockup Saturday night, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased was Mashiur Rahman, an accused in a human trafficking case and son of Abdul Khaleque, a resident of Holydhani village under Jhenaidah sadar upazila.Samir Chandra Sutradhar, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said Mashiur set himself alight with a match stick around 10:00pm on Saturday.Later, he was rushed to the burn unit of Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital and soon shifted to the DMCH where he died early Sunday.Police arrested Mashiur on 14 November while he was allegedly trying to snatch away a minor boy from the Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital.On 21 November, Mashiur was put on a five-day-remand for interrogation.
Video via @ZachDeanDBNJ Advertisement Tim Tebow jacked the first walk-off home run of his pro baseball career with a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 7th to complete a 4-0 comeback and sweep the doubleheader against the Daytona Tortugas (The teams played seven innings because it was the second game of a doubleheader). Tebow’s blast came on the first pitch of the at bat.His teammates met him at home plate to celebrate with the former Heisman winner. Tebow struggled in low A ball, but has tearing the cover off the ball at a .320 clip since his call up to high A at Port Saint Lucie.Tebow should be hitting walk-offs at CitiField for the Mets before the season is out. What the hell do they have to lose?TIM TEBOW WALK-OFF HOME RUN ON THE FIRST PITCH! pic.twitter.com/O7o7sAoUt2— Zach Dean (@ZachDeanDBNJ) July 14, 2017
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now November 1, 2005 Now that cellular networks are starting to achieve broadband speeds in major markets, entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the faster data speeds on their mobile phones. But there’s no reason you need to be limited to your phone. Why not bring your laptop or PDA to the party? Assorted hardware devices let you capture data over broadband cellular connections.For example, OmniWav Mobile’s MBR-1100 is an in-vehicle system that lets you connect any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-enabled device to the internet. The vehicle broadband package costs $979, and the data service contract through Verizon Wireless is about $80 for unlimited use. Its range extends up to 300 feet, so you can still get online outside your car. A portable package version is also available so you can connect at your hotel, at a trade show or at a customer’s site.For a less expensive alternative, check out Novatel’s Merlin V620 Wireless PC Card Modem, which runs about $100 with a service plan. It also works with Verizon’s EV-DO network and will keep your laptop connected on the go. Generally, data speeds aren’t quite up to your office broadband line, but they’re sufficient for use on the road. Check provider websites to see if these services are available in your area yet. As broadband network rollouts continue, expect the number of similar solutions and providers to grow. This story appears in the November 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free