Safe Online Banking for Military Families

first_imgOnline banking may be recently growing in popularity among civilians, but it is a process many service members have been using for years.Reconciliation of shared checking accounts can be near impossible when a family member is away; online banking helps by making transaction history available from anywhere in the world.Many online banking programs are now designed to offer online bill pay, a service that allows customers to set up regularly occurring debits from their account to pay cell phone, car payments and other monthly bills. A tutorial of this process is at www.bankofamerica.com/onlinebanking/learning-center.goAs a PFM, you are probably used to encouraging service members to do their research before opening an account. Bankrate.com is a good resource that lets users comparison shop for bank services, interest rates and check locations before opening an account.Military-affiliated credit unions or banks are financial institutions that understand the military lifestyle. Military credit unions also offer a bevy of services, and are always located on or near military bases. Member-owned credit unions also usually offer higher interest rates on savings accounts and lower rates on loans than shareholder-owned banks. And the Navy Federal Credit Union serves all four branches of the military and offers specialized accounts. Large national bank with locations around the country can also a good strategy, as military families relocate frequently.Online banking does require vigilance to protect user’s account numbers and personal information. Here are 7 steps you can suggest to military families so they may conduct online banking, safely:Make sure computers used for online banking have updated operating systems, web browsers and security features like anti-spyware, anti-malware and firewalls that update automatically.Try not to do online banking in open access wifi spots where Internet access is shared among users. Ask if the network is secure and what security measures are in place.Look at the URL and note the ‘s’. Banking sites should begin with “https” as the “s” stands for “secure.”Use strong, unique passwords with a combination of lower case and upper case letters,  numbers and special characters and keep passwords hidden.  Do not use any part or combination of your name, birth date, or, common words. Change passwords often and use different passwords for different accounts.Log out after completing online banking and clear the Internet history.Keep account numbers and banking information in a safe, secure location, in the event that passwords are forgotten or online access is otherwise denied.If you get an email from your bank – or from any other company- requesting account numbers or passwords., do not reply. Call the bank for confirmation. A reputable bank will never ask for this information through an email.Get more tips at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/online-securitylast_img read more

Reducing Friction and Creating Antifriction in Sales

first_imgIf you don’t know who your dream clients are, if you haven’t identified the best prospects in your territory, you have a form of friction that prevents you from prospecting.When you don’t know how to gain an appointment by trading enough value for the time you are asking for, the resistance you get when you ask for a meeting is unnecessary friction. The “no” you hear is friction.Your dream client has concerns about meeting with you, and those concerns are real to them. When you decide to overcome their objections you create resistance than would have been more easily removed had you decided to resolve their concerns. Unresolved concerns are friction.When you show up and begin a conversation by talking about your company, your products and services, your global footprint, and the big name logos you presently serve, you create the friction that comes with believing that you win sales by providing proof that your prospect should buy from you because your company and products are great instead of using that time to serve them. Self-orientation, in all its forms, creates resistance.Sometimes things that create friction feel like progress. Your dream client asks you tells you how impressed they are and asks you for a proposal and pricing. But because you haven’t collaborated around the solution and haven’t done the work to really understand their challenges or their constraints, you have created friction by providing them with something to which they can easily refuse. Lack of an effective theory about how to control the process is friction.In larger, complex, B2B sales, there are often more stakeholders than smaller, simpler sales. When you try to bypass including the people who are going to be effected by any decision to change, you create the friction that is their resistance to being excluded from the conversation. You also have likely created the additional friction that comes from losing the high ground that comes with dealing with friction.The intention to speed up sales does not create friction when the tactics employed mean slowing down. When the tactics you use speed things up, you create the kind of friction that can bring the entire process to a crawl.The remedy for friction is lubrication, making the surface smooth and even and easy for things to move from one side to the other. If there is a potential to create friction, then there is also the potential to create antifriction. If you want to make selling easier, then do the hard work of creating antifriction. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Jaish attack on BSF camp leaves soldier, 3 ultras dead

first_imgThree militants of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) were killed in a nine-hour gunfight in a heavily fortified BSF camp near the airport here on Tuesday.The “heavily armed” and “highly trained” militants of the JeM suicide squad, named after Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru, stormed the camp at Humhama at 4.15 a.m. “The fidayeen [suicide] attack was repulsed. All three militants were killed,” said Muneer Khan, Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir.The ASI killed was Braj Kishore Yadav, 50.Airport not a targetMr. Khan said the Srinagar airport was not the main target of militants. The gates of the airport, which has four-tier security in place, are just metres away from the BSF camp. “Only one flight was delayed or cancelled, and the rest operated normally,” Mr. Khan said. However, no flight was allowed to land in Srinagar during the first six hours of the gunfight.There are four layers of security in the area as it has BSF and CRPF training camps and the complexes of the J&K Light Infantry and the IAF. Mr. Khan said such attacks would continue “as long as Pakistan is our neighbour.” “The JeM believes in fidayeen attacks. We will have to deal with them separately.” One worker who helped the militants reach the camp was identified, the police said.Sources in the counter-insurgency cell said the militants spread out as they mounted the attack.“One tried to enter the camp through the main entrance, lobbing grenades, while two others cut the barbed wires to reach the premises and stormed a concrete block,” a police officer said.The body of Braj Kishore Yadav, assistant sub-inspector of the BSF, was found in the complex occupied by two militants. “Four BSF jawans were also injured,” Mr. Khan said.Security forces used high-calibre shelling to flush out the militants. The third militant was smoked out and “jumped from the complex around 2 p.m.”Sources said the JeM wanted the attack to be staged on the first anniversary of the surgical strikes carried out by India in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29 last year. Two groups of militants were sent for the attack — one through the Poonch route in Jammu and the other through the Uri route in Kashmir, they said.last_img read more

London Olympics: Sania-Rushmi pair crash out of tennis

first_imgIndian women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakarvarthi were knocked out of the tennis competition of the 2012 London Olympics by Chia-Jung Chuang and Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in the opening round here on Saturday. The Indian pair battled hard but were finally defeated 1-6, 6-3, 1-6 in 91 minutes at the Wimbledon grass court.The first set was a washout for the Indians as they managed just eight winners compared to Taipei pair’s 19.Sania and Rushmi fought back well in the second set, even though they hit less winners. They converted both the break points on offer.The third set again was a let down for the Indians as they failed to carry forward the momentum from the previous set and were completely blown away in the decider.last_img read more

Whiplash

first_imgThe pain of whiplash may not appear right away after an accident, but sometimes may take hours to weeks to develop. Symptoms include dizziness, headache, pain or stiffness in the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George quickly blending in with Clippers

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “Go out there as one unit trying to accomplish that one goal,” he said. “It’s about enjoying the journey and not getting ahead of yourself. You also have to stay healthy as well.”The upcoming season already feels different to Leonard. He’s past the right quad injury from 2017-18 that hastened his departure from San Antonio and subsequent trade to the Raptors.“This year I’m feeling way better than I was at the start of last season,” he said, adding there’s no plan yet for his load management.It’s possible the Clippers will be without George for their season opener Oct. 22 against LeBron James and the Lakers. He’s still rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery that followed an injury-plagued ending to his time in Oklahoma City. George will be with the team at training camp in Hawaii starting Monday, but won’t participate in contact.Coach Doc Rivers was at the team’s practice facility Sunday, but he didn’t speak to the media.Other things to know about the Clippers:DEFENSELed by Beverley, the Clippers brought a ferocious attitude on defense last season.His prediction with Leonard and George on the floor?“That scrappiness attitude, but on steroids,” Beverley said. And what happened to their fish shown off on social media?“Like anybody else would do,” Leonard replied. “Have someone else fillet it, cook it, and eat it.”But he and George don’t expect to do all the heavy lifting this season.“Everybody on the same page,” George said of the collective mindset, “and we go out as one.”Leonard led Toronto to its first NBA title last season, and he ticked off the characteristics of a championship team: high character, sacrifice and will to win.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical That being said, Beverley is making it a goal to cut down on his technical fouls.Count Lou Williams as a skeptic.“I don’t know if there’s a way to tell Pat Beverley to chill out,” he said.COMING HOMELeonard and George are both glad to be back home. Leonard is from Riverside and George is from the high desert city of Palmdale, located north of Los Angeles.“The fact that I’m unpacking instead of packing at this time is a surreal moment,” George said.Leonard has already reached out to local schools with a large-scale donation of backpacks. Despite his low-key reputation, Leonard wants to be visible in the community and “for them to see me, for them to shake my hand.”THE YOUNG GUYSLeonard and George have been generous in sharing their knowledge with the younger Clippers, including Landry Shamet and Jerome Robinson.Even with George sidelined early, he’s still an influence. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Spoelstra, Miami Heat heading into post-Wade year with optimism Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own mancenter_img MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “Sometimes guys don’t have to do anything,” Rodney McGruder said. “It’s just their presence.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2), forward Paul George and head coach Doc Rivers join teammates for photos during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have already passed the chemistry test with the Los Angeles Clippers.The two superstars have been quick to integrate themselves with their new team and the result is an easy, teasing camaraderie. Whether it’s enough to advance the once beleaguered franchise past the second round of the playoffs for the first time — let alone win an NBA championship — remains to be seen.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But clearly these guys are already having fun.There was a fishing trip and a paintball outing — yep, Patrick Beverley was so competitive he splattered his own teammates — that made early impressions in a season the Clippers hope will be their most memorable yet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“If we maintain that, we’re going to get through anything,” George said Sunday at the team’s media day.Leonard and George may be the biggest fish on the roster, but neither caught the largest when several of the Clippers took to the water. That honor belonged to a woman on the boat.last_img read more

10.or D2 with Snapdragon 425, Android 8.1 Oreo launched in India, price starts from Rs 6,999

first_img10.or (pronounced as Tenor) has launched a new smartphone in India today, called the 10.or D2. The new handset is the successor to the 10.or D which was announced in December last year. The 10.or D2 comes in two variants – the base model packs 2GB RAM/16GB of internal storage while the top-end model comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The smartphone will be available for buying starting August 28, exclusively on Amazon.in for a starting price of Rs 6,999.The 10.or D2 is a slight upgraded version of the 10.or D. It comes with bigger display and upgraded software, the design however is almost the same as the 10.or D. The 10.or D2 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 1440×720 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 18:9. The smartphone is made of plastic and has metallic painting on top of it. On the camera front, 10.or D2 comes packed with single sensor on both front and back panel.On the rear side, the 10.or D2 boasts off a 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensor paired with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and single tone LED flash. The back camera also comes with some features like – HDR, low light enhancement, beauty and panorama. While, on the front, the 10.or D2 packs a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 large aperture and single tone flash. The selfie camera of the 10.or D2 also comes with features like beauty, selfie countdown, and face detection.The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with AdrenoTM 308. On the software front, the 10.or D2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system – which according to Tenor (10.or) is close stock Android. As of now, there’s no word if the smartphone will get the latest Android 9 Pie software or not.advertisementThe 10.or D2 is backed by a 3200mAh battery with 5V/1A charging capability. The company claims that the smartphone is capable of delivering 20 days of standby time, up to 70 hours of MP3 playback time, up to 12 hours of video playback time and up to 19 hours of talk time battery backup. The smartphone also comes with features like – IPX2, single speaker with Awinic sound algorithm, 2 microphones with noise cancellation, and dual nano SIM support.On the connectivity front, the 10.or D2 comes with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, aGPS, and GLONASS. The 10.or D2 also comes with sensors like proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, LED charge indicator, and notification indicator.The 10.or D2 will be available in two colours – beyond black and glow gold. The 2GB RAM/16GB storage model of the phone will be selling for Rs 6,999, while the 3GB RAM/32GB storage (that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card) variant will be available for 7,999. Interested consumers will be able to buy the phone starting August 28 exclusively on Amazon.in. However, Prime users will be able to get their hands on the phone starting August 27 during the Prime early access sale.last_img read more

a month agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini talks ‘value’ of Man Utd target Rice

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini talks ‘value’ of Man Utd target Riceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini insists midfielder Declan Rice is fully committed to the cause.Rice has been linked with their next opponents Manchester United.”It is important that he continues with what he is doing so far,” Pellegrini said.”He always listens, improves when he makes mistakes. “His value will depend what happens this season but his mind is not thinking about that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealand team profile

first_img Reuters New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 16:56 IST New ZealandThe all-out attack with the bat that propelled New Zealand to their maiden World Cup final four years ago has been modified by coach Gary Stead for this year’s tournament after a successor to Brendon McCullum failed to emerge.McCullum, who captained the side in 2015 and retired a year later, helped New Zealand redefine the way one-day cricket was played and inspired England’s transformation in the wake of their embarrassingly early exit from that tournament.The Black Caps, however, have apparently abandoned the tactic of attacking from ball one largely because of a lack of an opening batsmen who can produce the sort of assault McCullum was able to.Colin Munro’s failure to replicate his Twenty20 form in the longer format must be at least partly responsible for the tactical switch. Team Profile The left-hander is only one of three players to have scored three or more Twenty20 international centuries and has a world class average of 33.59. However, he has yet to pass three figures in 51 one-day internationals, where he averages just 24.91.He has also been dismissed for single figures in 10 of his last 21 innings, prompting Stead to promote Henry Nicholls to open with Martin Guptill in most recent matches.Another hint at the change in tactical focus was the recall of Tom Blundell from the international wilderness as a second wicketkeeper at the expense of Tim Seifert.The agressive Seifert can float up and down the order and has opened in Twenty20 internationals but failed to convince with the gloves.There is still some top quality batting in the line-up with captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor able to build a platform which allows power-hitting all-rounders James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme to provide the fireworks at the death.advertisementConditions at the tournament are expected to be batsmen-friendly after 300 runs were scored on 28 occasions, and 400 three times, in ODIs in England over the last four years.Bowling sides out will therefore be imperative from their opener against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on June 1 if Williamson’s team are to advance out of the 10-team round-robin format and make their eighth semi-final.”The word is it will be a high-scoring World Cup, but the best chance with the ball is certainly if we can bowl teams out and be aggressive in that,” Stead said.”I think that will be a critical factor.”That responsibility will rest largely on the shoulders of Trent Boult, the joint highest wicket-taker at the last World Cup with 22, with the quick looking to exploit what seam and swing he can extract from the wickets.There is, however, a huge question mark over his new ball partner Tim Southee, whose performances in the format are on a downward trajectory.Virtually unplayable when he destroyed England with 7-33 at Wellington four years ago, Southee has played just 45 of New Zealand’s 76 games since the last World Cup.His 51 wickets since have come at a cost of 41.46 runs each making his place in the expected three-pronged pace attack with Boult, Lockie Ferguson or Matt Henry far from assured.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow New Zealand teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019center_img ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealand team profileNew Zealand will be led by Kane Williamson at 2019 World Cupadvertisementlast_img read more

Late bloomer Koepfer in awe of unreal US Open run

first_imgNew York: Dominik Koepfer arrived at the US Open with just two career tour-level wins, but the German has eclipsed that total in New York alone with his stunning run to the last 16. Koepfer, 25, spent four years studying for a finance degree at Tulane University, in New Orleans, twice earning All-American honors as one of the nation’s top collegiate tennis players. This time a year ago Koepfer, currently 118th, was ranked outside the top 200 but his unexpected success at Flushing Meadows will easily propel him into the world’s top 100, almost doubling his career prize money at the very least. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Koepfer, who turned professional in 2016, had pocketed USD 332,732 prior to the year’s final Grand Slam but is guaranteed to collect a check for a minimum of USD 280,000 following Friday’s 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1 win over Georgian 17th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili. “It’s obviously great to be here. Qualifying for the first time and playing it, winning three rounds now — I didn’t expect that, to be here two weeks. It’s amazing, it feels unreal. I can’t believe it. I’m kind of speechless,” Koepfer said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Koepfer is based in the Florida sunshine in Tampa and cites compatriot Tommy Haas, a former world number two, as a hero of his in his youth. “I met him at Indian Wells this year, went there and didn’t get in, which was a bummer,” he said of the Masters event last March. Life on tour for those in the lower echelons of the sport can be tough. While there is a concerted behind-the-scenes push for increased prize money that filters further down the rankings, Koepfer admits his bumper US Open payday is a huge source of relief. – Pressure reliever – ===================== “Obviously the money takes a lot of pressure off me. It’s not easy playing challengers, losing first round – you get like USD 300,” Koepfer said. “It’s not easy to pay your coach every week and travel expenses, hotels, food, rent back home in Tampa. It definitely takes a lot of pressure. It’s unreal, it should cover the next year or two.” Koepfer and South Korea’s Chung Hyeon, who faces Rafael Nadal in Saturday’s third round, are the lone qualifiers remaining in the men’s draw. Despite the extra workload, Koepfer insists he still feels “pretty good” as he bids to become just the third qualifier to make the US Open quarter-finals — after Nicolas Escude (1999) and Gilles Muller (2008). “First round I was struggling against (Jaume) Munar, cramping in the third but I recovered well. Against (Reilly) Opelka at night I kept it pretty short. Today it was like two hours and 40 minutes. I felt good out there,” he said. “I’m pretty happy about my body, nothing hurts so let’s hope I can come back on Sunday.” It took the eventual champion, Andre Agassi in 1999 and Roger Federer in 2008, to halt the runs of Escude and Muller in New York. Should Koepfer find his way into the last eight, he could well come up against top seed and US Open title-holder Novak Djokovic.last_img read more

Furnish figures of jobs given to north Indians in last 5 years

first_imgNew Delhi: Stepping up its attack on Union minister Santosh Gangwar for saying that recruiters complain of lack of “quality people” in north India, the Congress on Monday demanded an apology from him, while its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked him to provide figures for jobs given to people from that region in the last five years.The Congress general secretary also posted a video of the interaction in Bareilly, held on Saturday, during which Gangwar said that recruiters complain of paucity of “quality people” in north India for the posts they wish to fill. The minister represents Bareilly constituency in the Lok Sabha. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’At the Congress briefing, party leader Rajiv Shukla said the minister’s remarks that “youth of north India are not employable is a very big insult to them. The government and the minister concerned should clarify their position. The minister should apologise or should say that this is the policy of the government.” Clarifying his remarks, Gangwar said that his statement “had different context”. “What I said had different context that there was lack of skills and the government has opened Skill Development Ministry…,” the Union labour minister added. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Mr Minister, you have said such a big thing, so please also give the figures now. How many jobs you have given in the last five years and 100 days? How many jobs you have given to north Indians in the last five years? How many jobs were given under the skill India programme?” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. “Do remember that figures of job losses are with the people,” she added. “Mr Minister, it has been more than five years of your government. There is no job creation. Whatever jobs were there, they have been snatched due to the economic slowdown brought by the government. You want to escape by insulting north Indians,” she added. Shukla also urged the government to take note of the serious problem of economy and unemployment and address the issue seriously and not be in a denial mode, as it was currently. Shukla said,”if the country’s labour minister himself is saying that the youth of north India is not employable, is incompetent and are not worthy of jobs, then the government’s problem is over…This is a very serious issue.” He claimed that though the government has initiated the Skill India campaign but only 30 per cent of those enrolled have got jobs.last_img read more

Toys R Us Canada selects Cineplex Digital Medias Digital Signage and Kiosks

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: “We are very pleased to be working with Toys “R” Us on this exciting and innovative project,” notes Nick Prigioniero, President, Cineplex Digital Media. “We look forward to enhancing the in-store experience by integrating our custom digital technologies into an easy, one-stop-shopping process for their customers.”The installation includes a large feature wall with 2×2- 55″ LCD screens, six 18.5″ digital end caps and four POS integrated kiosks. Cineplex Digital Media will lead all content creation for the kiosks, and provide content management for the digital end caps and feature wall signage.On a mission to revolutionize digital experiences where people work, shop and play, Cineplex Digital Media has made a name for itself in the Out-of-Home, Retail, Financial and Quick Service Restaurant industries by providing strategic, digital display and network solutions for its clients, including Toys “R” Us. CDM’s industry leadership stems from its expertise in offering clients a full-service, end-to-end digital signage solution, including research and creative strategy, content production, installation and technical support, digital asset management, media sales and data analytics. For more information on Cineplex Digital Media, visit CineplexDigitalMedia.com.About CineplexA leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX: CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes 75 million guests annually through its circuit of 164 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media) and amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group). It also operates a location based entertainment business through Canada’s newest destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment,’ The Rec Room, and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com). Additionally, Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs over 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App. Advertisementcenter_img Cineplex (CNW Group/Cineplex) Facebook Advertisement TORONTO, July 25, 2017 – Today Cineplex Digital Media (“CDM”) announced that it has been selected to install an in-store digital signage and kiosk network for Toys “R” Us’ new concept store. Located in Langley, British Columbia, Cineplex Digital Media’s innovative technologies play a pivotal role in the deployment of the new store concept.“Our Langley store is the evolution of our digital future,” says Clint Gaudry, Vice President, Marketing & Store Planning at Toys “R” Us. “The new integrated network elevates the shopping experience and makes it easier for customers to locate the products they are looking for, gain in depth information and make their purchases directly from a number of kiosks located throughout the store.”Toys “R” Us will deploy an ‘endless aisle’ solution where customers can use the kiosks to browse not only in-stock items, but the brand’s entire offering. Powered by Cineplex Digital Media technology, the kiosks will feature videos and provide comprehensive product information to shoppers before making their purchase. Then by selecting “Get it now!” customers can complete their transaction right at the kiosk and pick up their purchase at the front of the store or have it shipped directly to their home.last_img read more

MICHAEL MOORE ERROL MORRIS DOCS AND NEW HALLOWEEN ALL COMING TO TIFF

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment New films from from famed documentarians Michael Moore, Errol Morris and Werner Herzog and — with the former two both turning their eyes on Donald Trump — along with new revamps of the Predator and Halloween franchises are all coming to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the fest revealed Thursday.Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 — named both in homage to his earlier Fahrenheit 9/11 and in reference to Nov. 9, 2016, the morning after Trump’s election victory — is described by the fest as “a radical and humorous look at the United States” under Trump. Morris’ American Dharma looks at controversial Trump strategist Steve Bannon. The film from Moore makes its world premiere here in Toronto, while American Dharma’s screening will be a North American first.Other docs coming include Herzog and André Singer’s Meeting Gorbachev, on the former Soviet leader; Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks’ Quincy, which profiles Jones’ endlessly quotable musical icon father, Quincy Jones; Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble’s The Elephant Queen, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, tracing the epic journey of an elephant herd; Billy Corben’s Screwball, a true-crime comedy on doping in Major League Baseball; and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s The Truth About Killer Robots, investigating the lethal consequences of automation. Twitterlast_img read more

Shopping while brown InFocus tackles racial profiling

first_imgInFocusRacial profiling can come in many forms. Have you ever been followed by store staff while shopping? Do you seem to get served differently in restaurants or in stores? Does it happen regularly?  Has you changed the way you act in stores because of this?If you said you yes, you may be the victim of racial profiling.  This week, Host Melissa Ridgen put Shopping While Brown InFocus.What exactly does it mean to be racially profiled in store?Tomee Sojourner-Campbell is a Master of Laws candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and founder of Prevent CRP (Consumer Racial Profiling).She has been working for years to bring awareness of this problem and works with businesses to prevent it.“Consumer racial profiling is when you walk into a store and someone is following you and it’s the assumption that the person they see in the store or going into the bank, usually racialized Black or Indigenous is going to do something wrong,” she said. “Because it’s often, not only the assumption that somebody is a threat but its in the way you get treated.”“It’s not just about people assuming that you’re going to steal but its about the lack of context, the lack of respect that’s afforded to the individual that’s come into the store to purchase an item.”Amy Anderson is a Winnipeg resident who has had enough of these experiences.  She told Ridgen that she recently had an unpleasant experience in a local restaurant that is frequented by many Indigenous patrons.Anderson, along with her parents were ignored after they sat down.  They had to ask multiple times to have someone take their drink order.  When they finally got to order their food, they waited for an hour for it come – and once it arrived, she found a pubic hair in her dish and her mother’s chicken wings were undercooked.“My parents have been at this hotel numerous times and it seems like it’s the same service, the same treatment and it just so happened that both my mom and my food was tampered with. How could that be a coincidence?” Anderson said.“It did feel discriminatory towards us.”last_img read more

States need help in cooperating with arms embargoes UN official

“Such support could include technical assistance for improved monitoring of national air spaces and maritime borders as well as the development of means to identify and prosecute those that violate arms embargoes” said Hannelore Hoppe, Officer-in-Charge of the Department for Disarmament Affairs, as she introducing a review of progress in the area since a milestone 2002 report by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In that report, Mr. Annan called for support to a small arms advisory service within the UN to assist States’ control efforts. Ms. Hoppe said initiative, called the Coordination Action on Small Arms (CASA), had made great strides but required more backing from Member States. The report had also called for an international convention to identify and trace illicit arms, suggesting that countries fully utilize the Interpol tracking system for weapons and explosives. Ms. Hoppe noted that the General Assembly had recently adopted a politically binding international pact for that purpose, as well as an arms-trade protocol to the convention against trans-national organized crime. She suggested the Council urge States that have not yet ratified or acceded to that treaty to do so. The 2002 report also urged the Council to include in the mandate of peacekeeping operations clear provisions for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants, including measures for the collection and disposal of weapons. There had been some progress in that area, Ms. Hoppe, but efforts to systematically integrate long-term weapons control measures in the DDR process had to be intensified. An encouraging sign of progress, she said, was the increased focus on the link between the illicit arms trade and the illicit exploitation of natural resources, as well as on measures to disrupt that linkage. In her presentation, Ms. Hoppe called attention to the upcoming major UN conference to review progress made in the implementation of the 2001 programme of action to eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. She said the intensity of the debates during the preparatory process for the conference confirmed, on the one hand, that States remained as committed as they were in 2001 to tackle the challenges posed by the trade. On the other hand, she said the wide diversity of views expressed regarding the question was “symptomatic of the complexity of the challenges posed by the problem of the illicit trade and its multifaceted nature.” The conference will be held from 26 June to 7 July. In the day-long discussion that followed Ms Hoppe’s presentation, in which some 40 delegations took part, most speakers agreed that in order to halt conflicts, particularly those decimating Africa, it was crucial to complete the implementation of the 2001 action programme and the 2002 recommendations of the Secretary-General. This year’s Review Conference presented a vital opportunity to focus on areas where obstacles to full implementation persisted, namely marking and tracing, brokering regulations, transfer controls, ammunition, and the integration of small arms measures into development assistance, participants said. While the majority of speakers welcomed the recent adoption of the instrument for marking and tracing arms, they regretted that it did not have a legally binding character or contain provisions regarding ammunition. read more

Ohio State mens soccer blanks Oakland 40

All season long, the Ohio State men’s soccer team has struggled to score. Before Wednesday the Buckeyes had only found the net seven times in its previous 13 matches.Against Oakland, though, the Buckeyes couldn’t stop scoring. OSU beat the Golden Grizzlies, 4-0, Wednesday to record their first victory since Sept. 8.Junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic said it felt great to string together a few goals.“We were finally able to finish which was nice,” Ivancic said. “Getting on them early has been a key of ours, so it was good to see that.”The scoring started early when freshman forward Danny Jensen crossed a ball into the box. Junior midfielder Yianni Sarris headed the ball to Ivancic who was able to finish it for the goal. Ivancic’s third goal of the year makes him the leading goal scorer on the team, in just his first season as a walk-on.In the 27th minute, Jensen was able to make it 2-0 when he headed home a corner kick, from sophomore midfielder Zach Mason, as he was left unmarked. The goal was Jensen’s first of his career.“It was a pretty easy header but it felt hard because the struggles I’ve been having,” Jensen said. “It’s nice to have though. I can’t describe a better feeling right now.”Just after half, junior forward Kenny Cunningham tallied his first goal of the season off a cross from freshman defender Austin Bergstrom. Sarris then joined in on the scoring affair, notching his first of the year.Coach John Bluem was impressed by his team’s defense and quality goals.“I thought Oakland was a very good attacking team,” Bluem said. “We were able to score good goals against them and they weren’t like they were cheap ones. Kenny Cunningham’s goal was a beauty.”Redshirt-junior goal keeper Alex Ivanov recorded his sixth shutout of the year and the seventh on the season for the team. Ivanov recorded seven saves in the match, officially passing former Buckeye and current Columbus Crew goalkeeper, Matt Lampson, as 10th all time in single season saves. Ivanov is also currently ranked second in the nation in saves with 87.“I have a lot of respect for Matt Lampson, he’s a guy that I definitely emulate,” Ivanov said. “It’s pretty awesome but we’ve done well as a team so that’s good.”Senior defender Sage Gardner was helped off the field in the second half after an apparent ankle injury. Redshirt-senior defender Ben Killian did not play due to injury.Up next the Buckeyes play Cleveland State Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Football Running game unable to pick up Ohio States offense against Oklahoma

Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during the Ohio State-Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time since last year’s 62-3 victory against Maryland, the Ohio State offense finished a game with more passing yards than rushing yards in its 31-16 loss to Oklahoma.Unlike that game against Maryland, it was not for an outburst of high yardage totals in both categories. Rather, it was the result of an offense that seemed out of sync, fell behind quickly in the second half and attempted to pass its way out of the hole.“We thought we had some running game going,” co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said after the game. “We thought we had some mix and pass, but again we were just pretty much out of rhythm.”The offense finished the game with 167 rushing yards on 34 attempts, while redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett completed 19-of-35 pass attempts for a total of 183 yards. The only touchdown came from freshman running back J.K. Dobbins on the ground, the first score of his collegiate career.Dobbins — who rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries against Indiana — was the starting running back in this game and led the team in rush yards with 72. “J.K. was hitting the ball pretty hard and doing some good things,” Meyer said. Despite Dobbins’ performance, it was Barrett who led the team in carries.Barrett has often led the team in carries. He did it in each of the last three games of the 2016 season — including the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson. Saturday, he often broke out to the side on option plays, and opted to keep the ball for the quarterback run rather than dump it off to the running back following him along the sideline. And while Barrett was successful running the football on the option plays, the coaching staff does not want him to be the team’s leading rusher.“[J.T.] compliments the running game; he’s not a featured guy,” Wilson said. “J.T. was the viable read guy, and they made him keep the ball. I think our tailbacks need to be our runners.”But in order for Barrett to assume the role as solely a compliment and not as a featured runner, Ohio State must have all of its offensive weapons ready. Heading into the game, the coaching staff had hoped to rely on a tandem of running backs, with Dobbins listed as the planned starter and redshirt sophomore Mike Weber — who has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury — as another option.But the hamstring injury for Weber again emerged as an issue for him during the game, and it limited his ability to consistently contribute. He rushed just three times for 29 yards, and though he did catch a pass, it was clear he wasn’t at 100 percent. Weber acknowledged as much during the postgame press conference, and he said this might not be an issue that goes away quickly.“The goal was to come in here and help the team the best way I can, and it didn’t work,” Weber said. “I was told that that was going to happen throughout the season. My best way is to manage it the best way I can and do what I can for the team.”Being limited to just four plays over the past two games, Weber has been able to do nothing but watch as Dobbins, a true freshman who received high marks throughout fall camp, has done exactly what the coaching staff expected from him: excel on the field.Though the combination of the lingering injury and the performance of Dobbins could limit Weber’s playing time moving forward, the third-year running back doesn’t choose to view it that way.“I try not to think about stuff like that,” Weber said. “It’s what about that team at the end of the day. My job was to get healthy and help the team the best way I can.”One thing Weber feels confident about is that if he can stay healthy, he and Dobbins could make for quite the running back threat that could ultimately prove to be just what Barrett needs to take that step back in the running game that the coaching staff wants to see. “It’s going to look scary, actually,” Weber said. “I get healthy and he gets better each game. I help him each game and he helps me. We both come out on the field fresh. It should be really scary.” read more

Portal 2 Valentines Day gift buyers guide video

first_imgDepending on where you are in the world Valentine’s Day may be just starting, coming to an end, or you’re in a midday panic still trying to get a gift to help romance blossom tonight.For those still shopping for the perfect gift, Aperture Laboratories has a few tips. While chocolate and flowers may be the most popular and obvious choices, they also come with a few potential dangers. Diamonds are a much more expensive gift with which to demonstrate your love, but danger lurks in those shiny jewels.AdChoices广告Be careful this Valentine’s Day and be sure to pre-order Portal 2 on PC, PS3, or Xbox 360.last_img read more