Northern Ontario chiefs dont like the First Nations Education Act

first_imgAPTN National NewsChiefs in northern Ontario have issued a resounding “no” to the federal government’s proposed First Nations Education Act.More than 200 delegates from across the Nishnawbe Aski territory met to discuss the issue in Thunder Bay.last_img

What you need to know about the Liberal governments new cultural roadmap

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government laid out its strategy Thursday to support Canada’s creative industries.Here’s what you should know about the plan.— No Netflix tax. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said the Liberals are sticking to their pledge of not introducing new taxes to pay for Canadian content, either streamed or over-the-airwaves. Netflix does, however, play a big part in the plan. Joly announced the video-streaming giant will spend $500 million over five years for the creation of original content produced in Canada. It’s unclear how the money will be spent and what the government agreed to in brokering the deal. The agreement falls under the Investment Act, which means Netflix could face penalties if it doesn’t live up to its end of the bargain.— The Canadian Media Fund gets a boost. The CMF is a pot of money to support the production of Canadian content. Canada’s traditional broadcasters and TV service providers are mandated by law to contribute to the fund, based on a formula tied to their revenues. But declining advertising and subscription dollars have put pressure on the fund. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says Ottawa will contribute more starting next year to make up for the industry shortfall.— No news industry bailout. Canadian newspaper publishers have also faced declining advertising revenues, and an independent body called on Ottawa during public consultations to find ways to help them survive. But Joly has closed the door to any suggestion that taxpayers prop up those publishers, saying the government’s approach “will not be to bail out industry models that are no longer viable.” Instead, the government has committed to aid smaller periodicals and local newspapers as they transition to digital platforms and away from printed newspapers. And here again, a new digital media giant, Facebook, is lending a hand, teaming up with Toronto’s Ryerson University to fund a digital news incubator.— Sell it to the world. The government says it will spend $125 million over five years on what it calls a creative export strategy. It includes a new export fund to promote Canadian creators abroad, and a new Creative Industries Council to help guide promotion efforts. Updates are also planned for programs such as the Canadian Book Fund and the Canada Music Fund.— Tear it down, build it up. Canada hasn’t updated laws surrounding the country’s broadcast and creative industries for more than two decades — laws created when the word “digital” wasn’t in the lexicon. Joly said the government will launch wide-ranging reviews of the Copyright Act, the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act, to bring them up to speed with the new realities. The country’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, and the CBC’s mandate, will each also undergo a broad rethink.last_img read more

Kareena to star opposite Irrfan in Hindi Medium 2

first_imgMumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has joined actor Irrfan Khan in the sequel to “Hindi Medium”. A source close to the actress told IANS: “She is playing the lead role in the film and might turn into cop mode for it.” It is also reported that the film’s shoot will take place in London. Saket Chaudhary directorial “Hindi Medium” which released in 2017, starred Irrfan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar in pivotal roles. The film was based on India’s education system. The sequel will be Irrfan’s first project after he was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour in March last year. Apart from “Hindi Medium 2”, Kareena will next be seen in “Takht” and “Good News”.last_img read more

Manoj Tiwari misleading people on full statehood says Gopal Rai

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP leader Gopal Rai Monday alleged that Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari was “misleading” the people of the national capital by saying that the Supreme Court has denied complete statehood to Delhi. He on Monday wrote a letter to Tiwari asking an explanation. He also questioned Tiwari why has he “betrayed” the people by not fulfilling his party’s promise to help Delhi attain full statehood during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign. “You and your party won votes on all seats of Delhi during 2014 Lok Sabha elections on the false premise that you will get Delhi full statehood. Neither you nor your party has fulfilled this promise. Why did you betray the people of Delhi?” asked Rai in his letter to the Delhi BJP President. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe also asked why Tiwari was “lying” by saying that Supreme Court has ruled against granting full statehood to the national capital and said that there was no such verdict by the apex court yet. “The Supreme Court has not yet given its verdict on the issue of statehood to Delhi. Why are you lying and misleading the people by saying it has been decided by the apex court,” Rai said while reading out his letter at a press conference held here Monday. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe said he has also attached copies of two Supreme Court judgements — one of July 4, 2018 and other of February 14, 2019 — along with his letter. “In both these judgements, the apex court has nowhere said Delhi cannot be granted full statehood. If you find anything in these judgements, please point it out,” he said. He also sought to know from Tiwari the details of the case in the apex court in which the issue has been raised and why did his party make false promise of attaining full statehood for Delhi. He added that if the Delhi BJP chief did not reply, he would complain to the Election Commission of India against him for spreading rumours and misleading people. “We have already asked Tiwari about these things through the media but he ignored. We are writing to him now and if he ignores this time too, we will have no option but to approach the ECI against him for misleading people about Supreme Court orders on the issue,” he said.last_img read more

Six suspects detained in Nikaweratiya for killing tusker

The tusker had been reported missing but later its carcass was found. Investigations confirmed that the carcass was that of the animal.The tusks of the elephant have also been recovered. Six suspects have been detained in Nikaweratiya for killing a tusker known as Dala Puttuwa, the Police said.The Police said that the suspects were arrested following investigations launched over the death of the animal.

President wants civilian land in NorthEast released by end of the year

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions for civilian land occupied by state authorities in the North and East to be released by the end of this year.The President’s media division said that the President had issued instructions to conclude releasing land belonging to civilians in the North and East by December 31st.

Youngster handcuffs self to chair

Police in Norfolk County were required to take off a pair of handcuffs rather than put them on a resident Tuesday morning.Just before 11:30 a.m. parents of a 6-year-old child – who live in Waterford – contacted the OPP. Police discovered that earlier in the day, the child discovered the handcuffs and attached them to the chair. Officers were able to safely unlock the handcuffs, the child was not injured.

South Sudan gripped by serious failure of leadership as peace talks stall

Flooded UNMISS camp for internally displaced near Bentiu in the rainy season. Photo: UN/UNMISS Food Distribution at Tomping site for protection of civilians. Photo: UN/UNMISS Bullet holes at the hospital in Bentiu. Photo: UN/UNMISS Clean-up after the floods at the Bentiu camp for internally displaced. Photo: UN/UNMISS “The volatile security environment is a direct illustration of the parties’ continued lack of political will,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the Security Council in a briefing. “The Government and opposition do not seem to take the political negotiations seriously and appear unwilling to make the necessary compromises.”The security situation in South Sudan has deteriorated steadily over the past year since political in-fighting between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar and their respective factions erupted in December 2013. The hostilities subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to bases around the country managed by the UN Missions (UNMISS). While the crisis has uprooted an estimated 1.9 million people and placed more than 7 million at risk of hunger and disease, a recent peace deal between the warring factions had fostered hope of a definitive end to the year-long conflict.Speaking to the 15-member Council, however, Mr. Ladsous provided a sober assessment of the on-the-ground reality, describing the peace talks between both sides as having succumbed to “a serious failure of leadership that remains focused on its pursuit for power rather than care of its people.” A group of internally displaced at the abandoned school in Malakal. Photo: UN/UNMISS Child soldiers at a village called Pakor near Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo: UN/UNMISS ‹ ›“The likelihood of either side softening its stance remains low,” the UN official continued. “In the light of the fragile security environment, the ongoing round of peace talks is not likely to achieve much progress.”Mr. Ladsous explained that as the current Addis Ababa peace talks stalled over power-sharing, security arrangements and constitutional reforms, the humanitarian situation in the country was becoming increasingly grim. According to the UN, in fact, the Organization’s bases across South Sudan are currently sheltering over 110,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) with an additional 1.5 million others displaced throughout the country and 500,000 outside the country. The displacement, Mr. Ladsous added, was increasing amid ongoing fighting. In addition, the number of food-insecure civilians was slated to rise from the current 2.5 million as the country approaches its critical lean season.“There is now an urgent need to reinforce the mediation efforts, as well as to impose consequences on the parties if they fail to show willingness to compromise and continue engaging in a conflict that will result in further loss of innocent lives,” declared Mr. Ladsous. “I urge the Council to consider issuing a strong Presidential Statement calling on the parties to immediately cease all military operations and make the necessary compromises to reach a comprehensive peace agreement during this round of talks, or face the consequences.”Against that backdrop, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, also addressed the Council, detailing a litany of human rights abuses he witnessed first-hand during his recent trip to the country. He painted a bleak picture of South Sudan’s crisis scenario: whole families that were executed based upon their ethnicity; hundreds shot dead in a hospital; child soldiers threatening civilians; women raped. “Many Government officials told me that the people of South Sudan fought for decades for their dignity, independence, and human rights. What I saw on my mission was certainly not what they have been fighting for,” Mr. Šimonović observed. “After decades of killing and other violations, there is a need for cultural change based on respect for human life and human rights. It takes two leaders to end a war in South Sudan, but it takes many for the peace to become sustainable.” Mr. Šimonović stressed that the peace process, just as any future political arrangement, depended on the inclusion of all national stakeholders, from ethnic groups, women, elders, religious leaders, youth, and other civil society actors. Moreover, he added that there was “broad acknowledgment – in and out of South Sudan” of the need to break the cycle of impunity with some concrete accountability measures.“It is of the utmost importance that this Council remains seized of the question of accountability for past and present violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in South Sudan,” he said. “No efforts should be spared for the peace to be reached rather sooner than later.” read more

Sir Nicholas Serota steps down as Tate director to join Arts Council

first_img“He brings unparallelled experience, creativity and wisdom and will continue to be an enthusiastic champion of the arts in his new role. “I would like to thank Sir Peter Bazalgette for his fantastic energy and hard work in the role as he passes the baton to Nicholas.”Sir Nicholas called the new role an “enormous honour”, having already dedicated years to speaking out about issues in the arts world.Announcing he would be leaving Tate towards the end of next year, Serota said: “Over the past thirty years there has been a sea-change in public appreciation of the visual arts in this country. Sir Nicholas oversaw the development of the new Tate Modern The Switch House extension to Tate Modern, London “Tate  has always been fortunate to have enjoyed the support of artists and to have benefitted from the international acclaim for the work of British artists in recent years.”The news comes after much change at Tate, with Frances Morris only recently appointed director of Tate Modern and Alex Farquharson joining Tate Britain last year.Sir Nicholas is thought to have stayed on in his position to ensure continuity, overseeing the opening of the multi-million-pound new Tate Modern building earlier this year. Nick Serota is to leave Tate next year Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Switch House extension to Tate Modern, Londoncenter_img Listing his achievements at the gallery, a spokesman for Tate credited Sir Nicholas with the  creation of Tate Modern and Tate St Ives, broadening the collections, and curating blockbuster exhibitions including Cy Twombly, Gerhard Richter and Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.Among the acquisitions he has overseen are Wright of Derby’s An Iron Forge 1772, Reynolds’s The Archers 1769, Turner’s Blue Rigi 1842 and Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, adding major works by Bacon, Beuys, Bourgeois, Brancusi, Duchamp, Horn, Mondrian, Richter and Twombly to the modern collections.Lord Browne, Tate’s Chairman, said: “We have been privileged to have in Nicholas Serota one of the world’s greatest museum directors and a leader for the visual arts on a global stage.”Under his leadership Tate has become a preeminent cultural organisation nationally and internationally and one of the most visited in the world.”He has championed British art and artists throughout the world while at the same time ensuring that Tate has become a much loved, open and accessible institution for the public.”He leaves Tate in a strong position on which to build for the future. We wish him well as he takes on new responsibilities which will be for the benefit of all the arts.” Sir Nicholas oversaw the development of the new Tate Modern Nick Serota is to leave Tate next year Sir Nicholas Serota is to step down as the director of Tate after nearly 30 years in the role, as he takes up a new position as the chairman of Arts Council England.Sir Nicholas, 70, is to leave the galleries at the end of next year, taking over from Sir Peter Bazalgette to work part time at the Arts Council and ensure safe handover of the roles.The announcement means the search is now on for his successor, in one of the most prestigious jobs in the art world.Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said: “Nicholas Serota has transformed the Tate during his time there, making it one of the leading art institutions in the world, and I am delighted he is taking up the position as Chair of Arts Council England.   Darren Henley, chief executive at Arts Council England, added: “Nick is a visionary arts leader of immense national and international standing, whose cultural credentials are second to none.”He has led Tate with flair and wisdom for the past three decades, ensuring new audiences across the country can enjoy contemporary art.”I’m thrilled that we will now benefit from his insight and expertise at Arts Council England. “Our excitement at Nick’s arrival is only tempered by sadness at Baz’s [Sir Peter Bazalgette’s] departure.”We owe him a great debt of gratitude for his truly outstanding leadership and his intelligent championing of public investment in arts and culture over the past four years.”In both our outgoing and incoming chairs, we couldn’t have wished for better appointments.”last_img read more

New salmon season opens on the River Tay after worst year on

“Obviously, we all hope that conditions at sea will improve and that this year we will see a return to a more normal pattern of weather and rainfall.”The season was formally opened by the Perthshire adventurer Polly Murray, who in 2000 became the first Scottish woman to climb Everest. The Perth and District Junior Pipe Band at MeikleourCredit:Reuters pipe band Dr David Summers, director of the board, said: “There can be little doubt that problems at sea during the long migrations that our salmon undertake are the root cause of declining runs and catches.”The board and our anglers, who continue to be highly responsible in conservation matters, are doing all we can to maintain and enhance stocks in freshwater. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Anglers marked the opening of the new salmon fishing season on the River Tay more in hope than expectation, after what is thought to have been the worst season on record in 2018.The mood at the event at Meikleour in Perthshire on Tuesday was said to be “optimism mixed with realism” after a dramatic drop in the runs of wild salmon last year.Rod and line catches in 2017 were put at 49,444 fish, a drop of 20 per cent on the five-year average and the fourth lowest figure on record.Last year’s total, when nine out of 10 fish caught were returned to the water to help stocks, is expected to be even lower.Iain McLaren, chairman of the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board, said the summer heatwave in 2018 created difficult fishing conditions, adding: “It is little comfort but most of Scotland’s rivers, including the other members of the Big Four – the Tweed, Spey and Dee – are experiencing similar downturns.” read more

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Miami Maniac falls off dugout during MiamiGeorgia Tech game

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – The beloved mascot for the University of Miami baseball team gave fans a scare during a game against Georgia Institute of Technology, Sunday.The Miami Maniac was putting on a performance when he lost his footing while standing on top of the dugout. The mascot slipped off the dugout and stadium staff ran to his rescue.However, the mascot later tweeted out that he was OK. Don’t worry everyone I’m fine! 😅 pic.twitter.com/fvf1mcoqvy— The Miami Maniac (@TheMiamiManiac) March 12, 2017The Hurricanes went on to win the game, 17 to 7.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

India US warn of fresh terror attacks in Sri Lanka Reports

first_imgClose Two days after the Easter Day carnage in Sri Lanka in which suspected Islamist terrorist slaughtered more than 300 people, the United States and India have warned Colombo of fresh attacks.”Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka … Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls,” Washington said in the latest travel advisory, the Japan Times reported, citing Agence France Presse and Jiji Press. The communique also says attacks could be lunched at other public locations like hotels, clubs, restaurants, and places of worship, the newspaper said.Meanwhile, Indian security agencies told Sri Lanka that more attacks by another team of the National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) was likely, the Hindustan Times reported. The report said the fresh attacks could be led by an operative named Jal al-Quital alias Rilwan Marzag. Sri Lanka church explosiontwitterThe HT report also says Zahran Hashim, who founded NTJ in Sri Lanka in 2014, had probably nurtured connections with foreign jihadist networks. Hashim has been reportedly identified as the suicide bomber who set off the bomb at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo on Sunday. His brother-in-law, Noufar Moulvi, recently returned from Qatar to assume charge of the terror outfit, the report says.Sirisena in the dockSri Lanka said on Monday local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath was behind the serial attacks on Easter Sunday. The government also accepted earlier reports that foreign intelligence agencies had warned of the serial bomb attacks. The admission laid bare the apparent breakdown in government machinery in the aftermath of the political standoff between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena. Ministers close to the Prime Minister have openly said he was not aware of the terror threat alert passed on from India. Sirisena’s opponents have put him in the dock as he is vested with national security, the New York Times reported.Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Sunday the government would seek international assistance in tracking down the attackers. “National Thowheed Jamath was involved. It is a local organisation, we don’t know whether they are linked to outsiders. All those arrested are locals,” the minister added.Images of bombers NTJ, a radical Islamist organisation, has been active in Sri Lanka for some years. It grabbed headlines last year after the vandalisation of Buddhist statues in the country. No terror outfit has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on Catholic churches and high-end hotels. As many as seven suicide bombers were involved in the deadly strike. At the same time NTJ had earlier denied any role in the Sunday carnage. It decried the attack on its Facebook page and demanded strict punishment for those who carried out the attacks.Meanwhile, intelligence groups monitoring terror networks said images of three of the suspected attackers were revealed through the Telegram men accounts of the Isis affilaites.center_img 290 killed in serial bomb blasts in Sri Lankalast_img read more

Jet to seek nod for turning debt to equity Goyals stake to

first_imgEtihad has sought a waiver from an open offer and relaxation of preferential pricing norms, according to the Business Standard. A decision on the request is pending with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the report says.The Abu Dhabi-based United Arab Emirates (UAE) national carrier has also appointed Alvarez & Marsal to do due diligence on Jet. Etihad has indicated that it would complete the process by February 15 and has agreed to support the release of $35 million from Jet’s loyalty programme in which Etihad has shown interest as an interim financing measure. A restructuring plan that Jet Airways proposes to present to an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on February 21 will seek its assent to convert some of the airline’s debt to equity.The company will seek permission to raise its authorised share capital through the issue of preferential shares and induct lenders’ nominees on the board, according to a media report.The EGM will vote on the bailout plan that the airline’s founder-chairman Naresh Goyal has been negotiating with stakeholders.Some sources suggest the plan contains a proposal to dilute Goyal’s stake to less than 20 percent from 51 percent deferring to the demand of some of the lenders.An enhanced equity base will allow the company to issue fresh shares and convert loans into equity. The airline’s present authorised share capital is Rs 200 crore, while its paid-up capital (excluding share premium) is Rs 113 crore, media reports say.The proposal is to raise the authorised share capital to Rs 2,200 crore including Rs 680 crore of equity capital and Rs 1,520 crore of preference shares. The airline could be looking at different fundraising instruments including redeemable preference shares in lieu of external commercial borrowings, an industry expert suggests.Jet is saddled with a debt of more than Rs 8,200 crore and a State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders began working on a resolution plan after the company defaulted on the principal and interest payments for the December-end quarter. The resolution plan is expected to be ready by early February.Interim financing measureGoyal’s stake in the airline he founded could go down even to 16 percent, while Etihad Airways’ shareholding could rise from 24 per cent to almost 40 percent. Lenders would control about 30 percent of the equity. The balance will be with the public. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:08Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:07?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Mid-air technical snag forces Etihad flight with 349 people on board to make emergency landing Closelast_img read more

Where fashion meets comfort

first_imgPump up your style with palazzosEasy-to-wear and comfy palazzos are perhaps the best alternative to close-fitting denim. Available in various colours and patterns, these pants can be teamed up with casual plain t-shirts, as it adds colour to the overall look. It can be worn at almost every occasion, especially noon.JumpsuitsAfter making headlines in the ‘70s and ‘80s, long jumpsuits are back this season. It’s fashionable to flaunt full-length jumpsuit as one can pull it off at various occasions like movie promotions, launch parties or street shopping. Accenting your style, long jumpsuits look classy as well as casual. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Shirt dresses for allThe trend is back with a bang as now people are spotted wearing shirt dresses at both formal and informal events. Setting a signature fashion statement, these dresses can be worn as a short shirt dress for late-night parties or it can be teamed up with shorts for a more casual look.High-waist pantsHigh-waist pants are one of the hottest fashion items these days. The popular perception that high-waist pants look good only on tall women can be challenged by short women if they have the right figure and attitude. Wearing high-waist pants with a tucked-in shirt elongates your legs and makes you look slim. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMidi skirtsMidi skirts are the current rage this season. However, the length of the hemline might make a short girl look shorter. The key is to opt for a high-waisted skirt cinched with a waist belt. This will make your legs look longer. Pair it with wedges to complete your look for the day.LBDThis versatile piece of clothing is a must-have for every working woman. The classic prom dress has reigned in the hearts of women since its origins in the 1920s. It caters to the desire to look good when one is clueless about what to wear during excruciating summers and soggy months.Madras checks rule casual wearStarted with a humble beginning as a handkerchief, the most colourful trend is back to rule the casual wear. Madras prints add up to the summery look and the unisex wear provides comfort to all and also set up a versatile style statement.last_img read more

How to Record Calls on an iPhone

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on PCMag So you want to record a call on your smartphone? Maybe it’s an interview for work, a customer service call or a message from a loved one. On Android, there are few limitations (and many of the tips below also work for Android phones). Things get tricky when you want to record using an iPhone.You would think there’d be app for that, but Apple doesn’t allow third-party apps to access to the microphone and the Phone app directly. However, there are tricks within some apps and services to get around that limitation that can make you a mobile wire-tapping master. Before you start, make sure to tell the person on the other end of the line you’re recording; depending on your location, you may be breaking a law if you don’t. Some U.S. states — like New York and even the feds — only require one-party consent — which is you. In California, all parties must know they’re being recorded. Play it safe: if the other party on the call is remote, get permission.Employ Google Voice.If you haven’t used that free Google Voice account in a while, check it out. It provides free voice mail, a free phone number and yes, even conversation recording. For that to work, “Incoming call options” must be activated in the Google Voice settings, which you can reach via the hamburger menu in the mobile app or via voice.google.com on the desktop.When you answer calls made to your Google Voice number, tap 4 on the Phone app’s number pad. Participants will hear a robot voice state that recording has begun — this is Google’s way of keeping you legal, as Alphabet Inc. wants no part of a lawsuit. To stop recording, tap 4 again or hang up. You can hit the 4 key as often as you like in a conversation to start and stop recording.Since Google Voice forwards calls to your mobile number, you’re not technically using the app to do the recording. It’s all done on Google’s servers, which are handling the Voice over IP (VoIP) connection. While it’s possible to make a call using the Google Voice app on your iPhone, recording is limited to incoming calls.The recordings are forwarded to you via email and appear in Google Voice’s list of voice mail recordings. You can generally tell the difference between voice mail messages and recorded conversations because the latter are probably of a longer duration, and say “Transcription not available.” Did we mention that Google Voice is free? It is; all you need is a Google account.Pay for an app.On Android, a variety of apps can record a call directly, unless the phone manufacturer blocks it. On iPhone, recording phone calls is blocked, period. The apps that do exist to record a call — and there are quite a few — have a workaround, but it will cost you. Here’s how it works.Once you’re in a call, incoming or outgoing, the app will facilitate a three-way conference call. The third “caller” accessed is a recording line, provided by a service from the app’s developer. Obviously, three-way calling is a must-have feature of your iPhone for this to work, so be sure your carrier supports it. In the U.S., the big four all do, but some smaller carriers like SimpleTalk and Virgin Mobile do not — at least not in a way these apps support.Apps in this space include Call Recorder Lite and TapeACall Lite. As the “lite” implies, these are trial/cripple-ware — they’re free to try and will record calls as described — but only for 60 seconds. Pony up for the Pro versions to talk longer.TapeACall Pro is $9.99 annually — users get charged again every year, but call recording length is unlimited. Call Recorder Pro is $9.99 just once but offers only 300 minutes of calling credits; users have to do an in-app purchase to record after that — and the credits are 10¢ per minute. Recordings are limited to two hours.Another downside besides the cost is the extra steps required to start recording a call — it’s not as simple as just hitting a key on the number pad. But they can be activated in the middle of any phone call; after, you get easy access to recordings in the app and can play, download, share or export them as desired. (TapeACall is also available for Android.)Use your own voice mail — maybe.If your iPhone has support (via your mobile carrier) for three-way calling and Visual voice mail, you have an option for the cheapest workaround of all.When you’re in a call, wait for the Add Call button to light up, so you can add a third caller via three-way calling. Tell the other person to wait, click the button and call yourself. You stay on the line and listen to your own voice mail greeting, then for the tone that indicates you’re recording. Tap Merge Calls. All three calls are merged — and the third one is just recording the first two to your own voice mail.Later, you can access the recording like you would any other voice mail message. As of iOS 9, you can export voice mail messages as audio files. This isn’t going to work for all carriers. On mine (AT&T), calling my own number dumped me into the audio voice mail menu and didn’t record. You could always try calling the person on the other line — you’ll go directly to their voice mail, certainly. They just have to be able to send you the recorded “voice mail” conversation after. And that’s not something most interview subjects want to get involved in. Also, carriers may have a limit to how long they’ll let you record a voice mail. Test it with your phone and a friend before you trust this method.If your own voice mail won’t work, you could try the Slydial service (call 267-SLYDIAL), which allows you to bypass greetings to go directly to voice mail on almost any phone. Unfortunately, the free version plays ads when you leave messages.A better option is a third-party voice mail system like Google Voice or Recordator. For the latter, set up an account and put your phone number in your contacts. Follow the steps above to merge Recordator into the call, keep talking, and once you hang up, MP3s of the conversation will be available on their website. Recordator is not cheap, with a starter plan of 67 minutes for $10, then 15¢ per minute after.The hardware options.It seems foolish to buy more hardware to record from the iPhone — the most advanced hardware in your pocket. But the possibility exists.The simplest, lowest-tech option — beyond operating a recorder while you blather over the speakerphone — is a cable, the $17 Olympus TP-8 Telephone Recording Device. It doesn’t digitally capture from your iPhone directly. Instead, it has a microphone built into the earpiece. Plug the other end into a recorder. Then hold the iPhone up to your ear to talk normally. The TP-8 captures each side of the conversation from what comes out of the iPhone’s ear speaker, but you can still hear the conversation.If you need a recorder, get a digital recorder that can take input via the 3.5mm microphone jack. One reliable, inexpensive, and versatile option: the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-852. For less than $60, it operates on 2 AAA batteries, can hold around 1,400 hours of audio and has 3.5mm jacks for both a microphone and a headset. Best of all, it has a USB connector hidden in the top, so you can plug it into a PC and download all the MP3 audio files, or copy files to a Micro SD card in the slot on the side.A digital recorder is nice and all, but if you just plug the phone into a recorder, you’re not going to hear the call — using the headphone jack cuts off the speakers. Get the Recap-C, a $99 adapter that plugs into an iPhone’s 3.5mm jack, with output to a headset as well as to a recorder. The secondary recorder — connected via a 3.5mm male-to-male auxiliary audio cable — can be your recorder of choice. It could even be another iOS device (or Android or PC, but probably stick with the digital recorder for simplicity).A more direct option with far fewer cables is the Esonic PR200 for $109. It records your conversation via Bluetooth — you hold the PR200 up to your head to talk and listen, as if it’s the phone. The call button in the middle of the device can answer calls on the Bluetooth-connected phone. It also features a USB end, so you can quickly access recordings on the computer. It will hold about 144 hours of conversation before it fills up the 4GB of storage. It also records like any digital recorder sans smartphone, since it has an external pin-hole microphone.Esonic also makes the U2 recorder, a $90 device that plugs directly into a smartphone’s 3.5mm phone jack, taking over for your earbuds with an attached microphone. It should face forward, so you can talk and hear through it when recording. It’s rechargeable via USB — that connection is also how you get the recordings on the PC, either Windows or Mac. It also holds 144 hours of conversation.Wondering how to get an extra phone number to use with your smartphone? Read Burner Accounts 101. 9 min read June 15, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

This gay star may join Stormy Daniels Samantha Markle in Celeb Big

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- However, Markle – who has criticised her sister widely and publicly since being snubbed from this year’s Royal Wedding – refused to confirm or deny the rumors.She instead commented: ’I would tell you that, but then I’d have to kill you, so…’Other stars furthermore named as potential housemates in a MailOnline report include British TV presenter Noel Edmonds and singer Sinitta.It was recently reported that the next series of CBB may be its last, owing to sliding ratings.The new series starts on Friday 17 August.A representative for Bobby Norris has been approached for comment.Courtney Act trips and reveals all when entering the Celebrity Big Brother house Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Other famous names touted for the Channel 5 reality show include Cheers star Kirstie Allie and Megan Markle’s sister Samantha.Meanwhile, porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with US President Donald Trump, is said to be making a one-week appearance on the show to the tune of £500,000 ($658,000, €561,000).TOWIE’s Bobby [pictured below] found fame on the ITV2 reality show TOWIE alongside the likes of Harry Derbridge, Gemma Collins and Mark Wright. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Stormy Daniels and Samantha Markle | Photos: Wikimedia/Good Morning Britaincenter_img Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Bobby Norris from The Only way Is Essex is rumored to be heading into the Celebrity Big Brother house. Boy George and Culture Club back with first single in 20 yearsBianca Del Rio labels Ann Widdecombe a ‘c***’ while celebrating Courtney Act’s CBB winAustin Armacost is now the face of a gay sauna in LondonRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/guess-which-gay-star-might-join-stormy-daniels-samantha-markle-in-celebrity-big-brother-house/ The last series of Celebrity Big Brother was won by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Courtney Act.Previous LGBTI stars to appear on the show include gossip blogger Perez Hilton and trans newsreader India Willoughby.‘I would tell you, but then I’d have to kill you’Samantha Markle was recently asked directly if she is set to appear in the famous house by Good Morning Britain.last_img read more

Recap A50 reopens after accident

first_imgThe A50 was blocked eastbound in Staffordshire due to an accident this evening – causing long delays in the area. Traffic was being held on the eastbound carriageway on the A50 eastbound at the A522 (Uttoxeter/Upper Tean) before the road reopened shortly before 6.30pm. The accident is understood to have involved a caravan and a car, according to traffic data company INRIX. The delays are due to the fact the caravan needs to be recovered. A fallen sign also added to delays. The accident has taken place around two miles after the Upper Tean turnoff. This is affecting traffic heading from Blythe Bridge towards Uttoxeter and onwards into Derbyshire. The collision is understood to have taken place at around 4.40pm. A Highways England spokesman said: “Police have cleared the earlier collision and the road is now open. The delays are already easing.” A Staffordshire Police spokesman: “We are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision on the A50 at Checkley Bank.” One lane is also reported closed on the westbound carriageway as a result of the accident. Read MorePolice name man who died in A500 crash We will bring you live updates on this accident as we get them on the live feed below. For the latest traffic and travel news from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire visit today’s live news feed here. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.18:24All lanes now reopenedAll lanes have now reopened, according to traffic data company INRIX.18:07Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:The A50 in Staffordshire is closed eastbound between the junctions for the B5030 and the A522 near Uttoxeter due to vehicle recovery work following a traffic collision. A caravan requires recovery, and a fallen road sign also requires removal, and Staffordshire Police have closed the carriageway in order to do this.Traffic is being diverted locally.” 17:50Accidents appear to be one and the sameThe accident is affected both directions.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:We are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision on the A50 at Checkleybank. The road is partially closed, and is down to 1 lane each way. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route around if travelling this way.” 17:44Second accident reported – this one on the westbound carriagewayOne lane closed and very slow traffic due to accident on A50 Westbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout).Lane two (of two) is closed. All traffic was being held until just before 17:30 from Uttoxeter to Stoke. 17:42Delays of an hour on the A50 due to accidentA Highways England spokesman said: “On the A50 eastbound near to Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Police have closed the carriageway between the junctions of the B5030 near to the McDonald’s and the A518, due to a collision. “Approximately one hour delay of queuing traffic approaching the closure.”17:38Stretch of carriageway affected (Image: Inrix)17:36More details from INRIXA50 Eastbound closed, very slow traffic due to fallen sign and accident, a car and a caravan involved between B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef roundabout) and A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout).Recovery of the caravan and the fallen road sign has meant the road needs to be closed. 17:34Eastbound carriagewayINRIX has now confirmed the accident is on the eastbound carriageway and the A50 is closed17:20Direction unconfirmedHighways England and INRIX both claim the accident is in different directions, The former says eastbound, the latter says westbound. The location is agreed on by both.last_img read more

We dare you to wear something gaudy today

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Get out your brightest piece of clothing and “rock it”, because today is ‘Wear Something Gaudy Day’.Surprise everyone at work with that little something hidden in your closet that you always say you are going to wear, but never seem to find the right occasion for.Gaudy is defined as: extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless.Everyone has a certain something to that description in their closet, don’t they?Enjoy being your extravagantly bright and showy self this Monday!last_img read more

Coalition pledges support to business events tourism

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1cb5a/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Shadow Minister for Tourism Steven Ciobo announced the Coalition would commit AUD28 million to Australia’s business events tourism, if elected to government.Rolled out over four years, the AUD28 million would fund initiatives to cement Australia’s place as a top business events destination.Mr Ciobo announced AUD17.5 million would finance the Business Events Bid and Boost Fund, a new industry partnership to not only attract more business events to Australia but to encourage more delegate attendance, optimising event spend.Business events marketing projects would receive AUD10.5 million, a 50 per cent increase of the current funding, said Mr Ciobo.The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), who used the election campaign to request an annual AUD10 million for the industry, welcomed the Coalition’s pledge.“BECA has been briefing both the Federal Government and the Opposition for some time on just how seriously our competitor countries, particularly in Asia, have been investing in attracting major conventions and business events,” BECA chairman Geoff Donaghy said.“Australia is being outspent, out marketed and out performed, and we can only address that if Canberra is able to match and support industry and state government spending.”According to BECA, the Australian business events industry is worth over AUD17.3 billion but the nation’s ranking as a top business events destination slipped from fourth to sixteenth place over the past decade.The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) managing director Matt Hingerty congratulated the Coalition, saying the promised funds would “put a spring back in the step” of the business events industry.”The Coalition’s focus on the business events sector is welcome news for a tourism industry which recently has been hit by everything but the kitchen sink,” Mr Hingerty said.”We need announcements such as this to fight back [against overseas competitors] and actually grow our own sector,” Mr Hingerty said.last_img read more