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The Race for District 4 Candidate Review

first_img Updated: 2:55 PM June 5, 2018 The District 4 Supervisor seat is being vacated by Ron Roberts, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits.On June 5th, Election Day, Elizabeth Alvarez traveled around town to speak to the candidates for District 4.Lori Saldaña 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKen Malbrough was unavailable for an interview, but did assure KUSI over the phone that he was very busy canvassing door to door.Learn where to vote and how to register here. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsBonnie Dumanis Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNathan Fletchercenter_img The Race for District 4: Candidate Review 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOmar Passons Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 5, 2018last_img read more

Diverse Shelter Magazines Will Survive

first_imgAnother shelter magazine bit the dust yesterday as Condé Nast announced plans to pull the plug on Domino and dominomag.com. Recently, other magazines in this category have met a similar fate, with Meredith closing Country Home earlier this month and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia folding Blueprint at the beginning of last year.The shelter category is suffering a pair of blows: the ill effects of the overall down economy, paired with the downfall of the housing market. Despite all the turmoil, however, the shelter magazine category isn’t going away, says Kate Kelly Smith, vice president and publisher of Hearst’s House Beautiful. Launched in 1896, the magazine, she said, saw ad pages increase 8 percent in 2008. Newsstand sales were up, too, also increasing by 8 percent last year. “Shelter magazines as a category aren’t going away anytime soon,” Smith told FOLIO: today. “But one thing is clear: The big trend over the past two decades was focusing your magazine on one style; they’re great while they last, but they don’t adapt to changes in taste or downturns in the economy.”Smith admits there aren’t enough ad pages in the category to go around right now. “The only real pattern I see is business at its most basic: In a downturn, there’s only room for the category leaders; the fringes fall away fast,” she said. “And the more diversified your business is, the less you’re about one thing, the better you’ll weather the storm.”last_img read more

Confessions of a Virtual Events Skeptic

first_imgWhen the CEO of my former company asked me to look into virtual events three years ago, I shouted “Virtual events will never work. Virtual trade shows are a joke. People want to meet face-to-face.” While that rant isn’t why it’s now my “former” company, the comments reflect the sentiment of many in the traditional events business towards virtual events.Since that time a number of underlying enablers have fueled steady growth in virtual events. The continued increase in available bandwidth, an ongoing stream of new virtual event platforms and the never ending pressure on everyone’s time have driven exploration and testing of virtual events to this point. In my view, however, it’s the current economic crisis that will be looked back on as what triggered the tipping point for adoption of virtual events. With travel budgets decimated, organizations of all kinds both large and small are looking at virtual events as a cost effective replacement to physical meetings.Serving Basic Attendee NeedsIn thinking about where all of this is headed, it’s helpful to review the basic needs fulfilled by events and how traditional events have addressed these needs. The three basic attendee needs served by physical events are education, networking and sourcing products. In general terms, conferences have been the best solution for education, executive summits and awards programs have served the need to network, and trade shows (exhibitions) have served as the primary model for sourcing products and selecting vendors. How do virtual events in turn address these needs? Virtual event platforms are essentially Web publishing and communications platforms that leverage the unique capabilities of the Web. Current virtual event platforms are either a single Web application or a series of Web applications bundled into a Web interface that allows users to “Learn, Interact and Find.” When utilized individually, these applications have been used by publishers as webinars for education, chat groups for networking and online directories for sourcing products. The Virtual Trade Show platform in turn has offered an integrated platform of all three applications that is leveraged to create a complete experience for readers and a direct connection to readers for marketers.The central challenge for both b-to-b and consumer publishing companies is determining the right business model for virtual events in their respective market. While organizations as diverse as trade associations, b-to-b media companies and consumer publishers have claimed success with virtual events, everyone continues to evolve and refine their virtual event models in search of incremental profit and ownership of online communities.A Maturing MarketWhat’s clear in all markets is that we are exiting the early adopter phase of virtual events and entering the rapid growth phase of this new media form. Its potential for organizing communities and achieving commercial success are yet to be realized. The potential of virtual events will be realized by media companies who are able to optimize audience participation and revenue streams because they have found a way to meet unmet reader needs and created a more efficient way to connect their readers with marketers who want to engage them.Many marketers are not waiting for media companies to figure it out. The fastest growing segment of the virtual event business is the corporate market where companies from Microsoft to Procter & Gamble are developing their own virtual events to reach customers, find talent and even replace sales meetings. While media companies are in search of incremental profit in this new media form, the corporate market is experiencing immediate ROI in the form of cost savings (sometimes millions of dollars). More than anything else, it is the rapid adoption of virtual events in the corporate market driven by the current economic crisis that make creating a strategy for virtual events in your company an imperative. John Failla is CEO of events management and consulting business, Tesoro Events, he can be reached at 914.819.0693 or by email at john@tesoroevents.com.last_img read more

Digital Editors Significantly OutEarn Those at Print Magazines

first_img Editor-in-chiefManaging editorAssociate editor Methodology This could partially be the result of a pair of well established industry trends: editors being asked to take on additional responsibilities without a commensurate bump in compensation, and companies eschewing older, more experienced editors in favor of the younger, cheaper, and more digitally minded. At every level, editors who reported working more than 50 hours per week saw considerably smaller year-over-year increases in compensation than those working 50 hours or less per week. Click through the slideshow for a detailed breakdown of the results, or simply click the thumbnails below. When looking past the financial data and purely examining the number of respondents in each sub-category — bearing in mind that there were 15.4 percent fewer participants in the survey this year than last year (1,060 in total) — editors-in-chief and managing editors are, in general, younger and less experienced than they were a year ago. While not as pronounced at the managing editor level as the others, the most frustrating determining factor of editorial salaries continues to persist: gender. Male editors-in-chief, for example, outearned their female counterparts by an average of nearly $14,000 in 2016 — $94,000 to $80,200, a difference of 17.2 percent. It’s worth noting, perhaps, that the gender gap has narrowed slightly since last year at every level, especially among managing editors, where the difference is down to 6.2 percent in total compensation. Similarly, editors who report working for magazines that primarily publish on the web significantly outearn editors who say their magazines are still primarily read in print, a trend that is magnified at the editor-in-chief level. Participants in the survey self-identify their primary platform as either print or digital, and, unsurprisingly, a greater share of survey respondents identify as primarily digital editors with each passing year. As with previous years, at every level, editors of mass consumer magazines, as well as those based in the New York City area, far out-earn their counterparts in the B2B and niche sectors, and those based elsewhere in the country, although both of these trends appear far less pronounced in entry-level positions. Prev1 of 4NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browse According to Folio:’s annual editorial salary survey, conducted over the course of 2016 in partnership with Readex Research, top-level editors earned slightly less last year than they did in 2015 — $86,000 in median base salary, a decrease of 3.3 percent from the year prior. Moving down the hierarchy, while base salaries increased significantly for editors at the managing or associate levels, fewer bonuses meant increases in total compensation were more modest: 2.3 percent for managing editors, and 7.4 percent for associate editors. Amid increased turnover and tightening budgets begotten by an ever-challenging financial situation, editorial salaries in the magazine industry remained more-or-less stable in 2016 compared to the year before, while female editors continue to be undercompensated, on average, compared to their male colleagues. Data for the 2016 Folio: Editorial Salary Survey was collected via online survey over a period of three months in 2016 in conjunction with Readex Research, who tabulated the results. In total, 1,060 magazine media professionals completed the 41-question survey. The margin of error based on the tabulated responses is +/- 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. Prev1 of 4NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browselast_img read more

Why Facebook wants this creepycrawly robot to teach itself to walk

first_img Post a comment Robots Facebook Share your voice Tags “It’s going to use this data to update its model about itself,” Franziska Meier, a Facebook research scientist who focuses on AI, said during a recent demo. “This exploration is guided by its curiosity.”Facebook’s robotics research isn’t part of a broader effort to build a new class of products, like the social network did with its Portal video chat device or Oculus virtual reality headsets. The social media giant sees value in training robots because it could help the tech industry improve the overall quality of AI, which gives computers flexibility similar to the human brain’s ability to observe, learn and act. It could also help Facebook advance the AI that it already uses to flag offensive content, such as hate speech, spam and nudity. AI helps Facebook display posts you’re more likely to care about and makes it possible for the tech giant to describe photos for the blind. The social network has also experienced the limitations of AI for corralling its sprawling platform. In one horrific instance, Facebook’s AI failed to automatically detect a video that was livestreamed by a terrorist who murdered 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand. The video then spread to other social media sites.”The better algorithms that you develop might be used in other ways internally within Facebook and the whole society,” said Roberto Calandra, a research scientist at Facebook. The social network has two labs, the other in Pittsburgh, that are working on robotics research.Facebook AI researchers in Menlo Park with Daisy, a hexapod robot learning to walk. From left: Roberto Calandra, research scientist; Franziska Meier, research scientist; Yixin Lin, research engineer; Omry Yadan, software engineer; Akshara Rai, research scientist.Facebook AI researchers in Menlo Park with Daisy, a hexapod robot learning to walk. From left: Roberto Calandra, research scientist; Franziska Meier, research scientist; Yixin Lin, research engineer; Omry Yadan, software engineer; Akshara Rai, research scientist. Facebook Using robots made by other companies, Facebook is exploring ways that could help a machine learn without so much hand-holding. AI-powered machines need a lot of data to complete a task that may seem simple to a human, like identifying a dog in a photo. That training data often needs to be labeled by humans so the machine knows what’s in the images it’s being fed.Teaching a machine, especially a robot, to learn something new is challenging because there often isn’t much training data available, Meier said. AI-powered robots, like babies, learn through trial and error. On top of that, the real world can be unpredictable, and machines have to adapt to new situations. “If you think about how we humans learn, we learn by interacting with the world,” Meier said. “We try something out, we observe what happens, and then use that information.”Facebook’s AI researchers are focusing on getting machines to learn independently.They’re currently trying to get a six-legged robot to teach itself to walk within hours.Outside of the lab, they showed me a demo of what they hope will happen if they’re successful. A spidery-looking robot nicknamed Daisy, which sports black and red, slowly walks forward on a concrete floor before it stops at a table. They’re hoping it will use what it learns to walk on other surfaces such as grass or sand, which could be more challenging for the robot to navigate. Working with University of California, Berkeley, researchers, Facebook also developed a way for robots to learn through touch without task-specific training data. Robots were able to roll a ball, move a joystick and identify the right face of a 20-sided die. facebook-ai-artificial-intelligence-robots-robotics-1391This red button inside Facebook’s research lab will disable the robotic arm. James Martin/CNET “Imagine putting a key into a keyhole,” Meier said. “You might use vision to know exactly where the keyhole is, but you’re actually using the feeling in your hands.”The thought of building robots that can learn by themselves might conjure up fears about a future in which machines destroy humans. The researchers, however, don’t seem concerned about such a doomsday scenario and poke fun at the idea. An illustration tacked to the outside of the lab reads “Viva La Robolution” and there’s a red button to disable the robotic arm.Calandra said there’s a joke in the robotics community about a student running out of the lab saying that the robot went crazy. The professor responds by asking the student if he closed the door so that the robot can’t get out.”Even simple tasks such as opening a door are extremely complicated at the moment,” he said.Originally published May 20, 3:30 a.m. PTUpdate, 11:24 a.m. PT: Adds detail about the Daisy robot. Inside Facebook’s robotics research lab One of Facebook’s AI projects involves getting a robotic arm to use “curiosity” to learn better. James Martin/CNET Inside a small lab at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters, a black-and-red robotic arm moves back and forth but struggles to land its gripper in a spot researchers want it to hit.First, the arm moves too far to the right. Then, it goes too far to the left. The arm, which researchers call Pluto, acts like a baby figuring out how to move its joints for the first time.Though the arm doesn’t move to the correct spot at first, the artificial intelligence powering it encourages behavior that helps the robot learn more about itself and its environment. The robot gets a “reward” — think of it as a digital thumbs-up in the software — whenever it takes actions that’ll help it reach its goal. Facebook scientists found the AI learned faster when exploration was encouraged. 1:14 0 Sci-Tech Tech Industry Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Fortnite season 9 week 9 challenges and where to find the Singularity

first_img The Season 9 – Week 9 Challenges are now available. Here’s the Loading Screen that goes along with the challenges once their completion is done as well: pic.twitter.com/xNYLeWZMFK— Guille-GAG – Fortnite Leaks (@Guille_GAG) July 4, 2019 The image shows Bunker Jonesy, one of the skins introduced in season 9, drawing images from previous events in the game including the meteor shower, the volcano erupting and a giant cube, all of which were used to end a season. Off to the right near his foot appears to be the Polar Peak beast that is causing destruction on the island this season. More importantly, Jonesy appears to be covering a drawing that’s likely the big event to end Fortnite season 9. Utopia ChallengesAs in previous seasons, Fortnite season 9 has a season-long set of tasks called Utopia Challenges, for Battle Pass owners. Tackling these special challenges requires the completion of all the weekly challenges throughout the season. Fortnite season 9 Utopia ChallengesFortnite season 9 Utopia Challenges Epic Games/Screenshot by CNET What’s different in Fortnite season 9 is that one of the Utopia challenges revolved around Fortbytes. Players who found 90 of the collectibles that are discoverable as of Wednesday, July 10, will unlock the Singularity skin.  For week 7, players who complete all the challenges will receive a new Utopia loading screen with a clue to a hidden Battle Star.  Tags Computers Gaming would appreciated to be credited if used <3 pic.twitter.com/6ZHrWygfpH— RISE. 👑 (@fortrisen) June 18, 2019 Dance at 6 different beach partiesAdded at the start of the 14 Days of Summer were several beach party spots across the map. Contrary to the name, these beach parties are not at all near the beach. Be on the lookout for umbrellas, balloons and folding chairs indicating the party. The map below will show the six locations. Head over to each one, do a dance and you'll receive the Dive In emote. Fortnite season 9 beach partyThe map locations of the six beach parties on the island for the Fortnite 14 Days of Summer challenge. Epic Games Bounce a giant beach ball in 5 different matches There are three giant beach balls on the island. One is just south of The Block, another is west of Dusty Divot and the third is on the northwest road in Paradise Palms. Bouncing a ball simply means run up to it and bump it. Hopefully, you’ll get their first before other players bounce the ball farther away. A new summer-themed loading screen is the prize for those players who complete the challenge.Fortnite season 9 beach ball days of summerThe map locations for the three beach balls to complete the 14 Days of Summer challenge.  Epic Games 5 Eliminations with the daily unvaulted weapon or a DrumgunEach day of 14 Days of Summer will have another weapon unvaulted. So far it’s been the Quad Launcher, Burst Assault Rifle and the Light Machine Gun, but they’re only available for 24 hours. Find one of these weapons or the Drumgun then take out five other players to complete this challenge and receive the Water Balloon toy. Thank the Bus Driver and finish Top 20 in 5 different matchesThe latest 14 Days of Summer challenge require players to be polite before they go out and kick some ass. Fortnite season 5 added the option for players to thank the driver of the Battle Bus before jumping out. For this challenge, you will have to thank the bus driver and shoot for a top 20 finish in five matches. If going solo is too tough then players can join a squad for a better chance. The reward for completing this challenge is the Perfect Blend emoji.Where to pop 5 party balloon decorationsThis challenge is in direct relation to the first challenge of the 14 Days of Summer. At every beach party is a ballon that can be popped. Follow the map above for the parties and use a pickaxe or gun to pop the balloons. The reward for completing this challenge is the sun spray.Search for 3 unicorn floaties at swimming holesDay 6’s 14 Days of Summer Challenge has players going on a search for unicorns. Unicorn floaties, that is. These floating inflatables are found in pools, rivers, ponds and lakes. Check out the map below for the spots to find the unicorn floaties. Players completing this challenge will receive the Neon Tropics weapon wrap.Fortnite 14 days of summer unicorn floatiesA map of the seven locations to find unicorn floaties for the 14 Days of Summer challenge.  Epic Games Hit 3 players with a water balloon in different matchesThe Water Balloon toy was a reward for a previous 14 Days of Summer challenge and is required for this task. If you have the toy, make sure to equip it before a match. When used, your character will pull out a water balloon and quickly throw in whichever direction you’re facing. Hitting three other players with a balloon in different matches is required to complete this challenge, but luckily, they can be teammates or throw one in the face of an opponent as an insult. Completing the task will give players a new loading screen.Bounce off a giant beach umbrella in 3 different matchesThe 14 Days of Summer is. past the halfway mark with this giant beach umbrella challenge. There are six umbrellas on the map, and all that’s required is to jump on one. Only one is needed per match. See the map below for where the giant beach umbrellas are. The reward for finishing this challenge is a rubber ducky banner.Fortnite season 9 giant umbrellasWhere to find the giant beach umbrellas for the 14 Days of Summer challenge. Epic Games Score 250,00 trick points with a Driftboard with the Neon Tropics wrap applied to itIt’s time to perform some sick moves on a Driftboard to complete this challenge. Before attempting to complete this task, the previous 14 Days of Summer challenge to find the unicorn floaties needs to be completed first to get the Neon Tropic wrap. Once you have that ready, find a Driftboard on the island. There are several places to look, but the best bet is Frosty Flights and Happy Hamlet where a few will be waiting. Then from there, go find hills and mountains to jump off and get some big air for points. Players who complete the challenge will receive a Surfstick spray.Where to launch 3 fireworks found along the river bankJust in time for July 4, fireworks are scattered along the river that runs through the island. Players will need to launch three of them in order to complete the challenge. There are six spots on the river bed with a bottle rocket waiting to be lighted. Get next to one and activate it to see it fly into the sky. See the map below for where to find the fireworks. Finishing this task will earn the player a Low ‘n’ Slow Pickaxe.Fortnite fireworksWhere to find the fireworks along the river bed for the 14 Days of Summer challenge. Epic Games How to get a score of 10 or more on a Carnival Clown BoardCarnival Clown Boards can be found at the beach parties located on the island. Check one of the maps above on where to find these spots. The trick with this challenge is getting the score. Walk up to the board and activate it. Once activated a balloon will appear in one of several holes. Use a pickaxe to pop it as guns won’t work. Make sure that you’re right next to the balloon itself and that it’s in your crosshairs. If it’s not, it may not pop. There will be a counter in white showing your current score and a counter in yellow showing your high score. When you get closer to 10, more balloon will appear in the holes. The game is over if a balloon pops on its own and you’ll have to reactivate it again. Get a score of 10 and you’ll be rewarded with the Beach Balls contrails cosmetic.Visit a giant beach umbrella and a huge rubber ducky in a single matchTo finish this challenge quickly, players should first head to the giant beach umbrella located west of Duty Divot as seen in the map for the beach umbrella challenge. Then players should continue to run west to the river next to Neo Tilted where the huge rubber ducky will be found. The reward for visiting them both is the Quack Pack Back Bling.Search the tiny rubber ducky at the spot hidden in the Summertime Splashdown loading screenTo complete this task, players needed to complete the water balloon challenge that unlocks the Summertime Splashdown loading screen. In the background of the image is the coordinates H9, I9, H10 and I10, which will put players in the south part of Paradise Palms. The tiny rubber ducky can be found floating in a bathtub in that spot. The reward for finding the duck is Sparkles Music Pack.fortnite rubber ducky mapWhere to find the tiny rubber duck for the 14 Days of Summer Challenge. Epic Games Where to destroy 7 grills with the  Low ‘n’ Slow Harvesting ToolFor the final 14 Days of Summer challenge, players will have to destroy seven grills found all across the map with the Low ‘n’ Slow Harvesting Tool. The special pickaxe was a reward for launching three fireworks along the river. Once you have the Low ‘n’ Slow, finding the grills is not hard to do. They are located at the beach parties from previous challenges and in named locations. There are also plenty of grills all over Paradise Palms. Completing this challenge will unlock the Barbecue Banner. Those who completed all of the 14 Days of Summer Challenges will receive the Smoothie Back Bling. FortbytesNew in Fortnite season 9 are Fortbytes, which are only available to Battle Pass owners. The collectibles are scattered across the island, but also unlockable by reaching certain tiers and gaining a designated amount of XP. Each Fortbyte will reveal a piece of an image teasing Fortnite season 10 and a new one appears every day.Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Challenges01: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP02: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #603: Accessible by using the Skull Trooper Emoji at the western most point04: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Loot Lake with the Plasma Trail Contrails equipped05: Accessible by using the Laid Back Shuffle Emote inside a dance club06: Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert07: Accessible by using the cuddle up emoticon inside a rocky umbrella08: Found within Junk Junction10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP11: Found beneath a circling jungle parrot12: Accessible by using the Nana Nana Spray inside a molten tunnel13: Found at a location hidden within loading screen number 214: Found within an RV park16: Found in the desert house with too many chairs17: Found inside a Wooden Fish Building18: Found somewhere between Mega Mall and Dusty Divot19: Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building20: Found at the center of any of the first three storm circles22: Accessible by using the Rox Spray in an underpass24: Found within Fatal Field25: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 4026: Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker30: Somewhere between Haunted Hills and Pleasant Park31: Found at a meteor crater overlook32: Accessible by wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the northernmost point34: Found between a fork and knife35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP36: Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island37: Found inside a disaster bunker in Pleasant Park39: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 240: Accessible with the Demi outfit on a sundial in the desert41: Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the Durrr Burger restaurant43: Accessible by wearing the Nana Cape Back Bling inside a Banana Stand44: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 2046: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 10047: Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp and a crashed battlebus48: Accessible by using the Vox Pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne49: Found in Trog’s ice cave50: Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins51: Accessible by using the Cluck Strut to cross the road in front of Peely’s Banana Stand52: Accessible with Bot Spray inside a Robot Factory53: Accessible by helping to raise the disco ball at an abandoned mountain top villain lair55: Found within Haunted Hills57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times58: Accessible by using the Sad Trombone Emote at the north end of Snobby Shores59: Accessible with Durrr! Emoji inside Pizza Pit restaurant60: Accessible with Sign Spinner Emote in front of the happy Oink restaurant61: Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on a frozen waterfall62: Accessible with the Stratus outfit within an abandoned mansion63: Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields64: Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain65: Found in a basement budget movie set66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 75 times67: Accessible by Flying the Retaliator Glider through the rings under the southernmost Sky Platform68: Found within a snowy town bookshop69: Found inside a stone pig building70: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Lazy Lagoon with the Vibrant Contrails71: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 172: Found within Salty Spring74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin’s basement on the desert coast75: Found within an airport hanger76: Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building can be seen below77: Found within a trackside taco shop78: Found within a Ranger tower overlooking a drained lake79: Found within an arcade80: Accessible by using the Bunker Basher Pickaxe to smash the rock at the highest point of the volcano rim81: Accessible in daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge82: Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of the Block83: Found in a rock garden near the coast84: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 6085: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 50 times88: Found somewhere within map location J3.89: Accessible by flying the Scarlet Strike Glider through the rings east of Snobby Shores.90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 100 times91: Found at a location hidden within loading screen #4, the latest Fortbyte to unlock92: Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lava fall95: Found at a Solar Panel Array in the Jungle96: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 8097: Found hidden within Loading Screen #898: Found within a Viking longhouse99: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP100: Found on the highest floor of the tallest building in Neo TiiltedFor those who don’t want to wait for all 100 Fortbytes to be revealed, one Fortnite data miner discovered what the complete image will look like.  Fortnite season 9 map week 4 fortbyteWhere to find Fortbyte #91. Epic Games Week 5’s Utopia loading screen features a new skin. To the right, in white, are the map designations of B2, B3, C2 and C3. Fortnite season 9 week 5 utopia loading screenThe Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 week 5.  Epic Games That will take players to the mountain northwest of Pleasant Park. If all challenges for the week have been completed, a hidden Battle star will appear. Fortnite season 9 week 5 utopiaLocations for the week 5 Utopia hidden Battle Star. Epic Games Week 6’s Utopia loading screen, called Sure Shot, is a clue for Fortbye #02. When players complete all of the challenges for the week, they will unlock the new image with the description: “Only the best snipers can take out a holo-clock tower lamp from the rooftops of Neo Tilted.”Fortnite season 9 week 6 utopia screenThe week 6 Utopia loading screen has a clue to find a Fortbyte. Epic Games Players can find Fortbyte #02 at the holo-clock tower in Neo Tilted without needing to complete all of the week’s challenges.  Week 7 Loading Screen(via @FunGamesLeaks) pic.twitter.com/LeWoEvwLub— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) June 18, 2019 Here’s a map showing where to find the five Singularity helmets. Fortnite season 9 Singularity helmet mapWhere to find the Singularity helmets. Epic Games When players finish the weekly challenges, they’ll receive a new loading screen that hints at a secret Battle Star. Completing the Fortnite season 9, week 1 challenges unlocks the loading screen below. The clue to where to find the secret Battle Star is on the side of the minigun that gives the coordinates I5, I6, J5 and J6. This is a spot just south of Lonely Lounge, right before the green plains turn into the desert. The hidden Battle Star will appear only if a player who completed all challenges is within close proximity.Fortnite season 9 week 1 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 1 Utopia loading screen Epic Games For Fortnite season 9, week 2, the unlocked loading screen doesn’t have a hint hidden in the image, but instead, it’s in the description of the screen. It says, “Last seen battling at Dino Park outhouse, these two can’t be stopped.” This’ll lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.Fortnite season 9 week 2 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 2 Utopia loading screen Epic Games Once a player’s done with week 3’s challenges, a new loading screen will show a new Doggo skin. The hint for the Battle Star is in the drawing on the small wall that the dogs are sitting on. It leads to a stack of cars in Junk Junction and the secret Battle Star will appear when players come near it.Fortnite season 9 week 3 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 3 Utopia loading screen Epic Games As in week 2’s Utopia loading screen, week 4’s image provides players a clue of where to get a Fortbyte rather than Battle Star. Players on the search for Forbyte #91 will need to visit Paradise Palms. Off the main street in the area is a storefront where the “D” and “I” are on the map. Look for a bench near the road and Fortbyte #91 should appear.  pic.twitter.com/PUwL0EsPdx— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) June 24, 2019 6/16/19• UNLOCKED: Fortbyte #2 – Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #6. pic.twitter.com/uZRJvoehId— Scenario (@iScenario) June 16, 2019center_img Post a comment #NintendoSwitch #Fortnite unlocked the singularity skin earlier! pic.twitter.com/fJhcOzzY1Q— UndeadSniper5587 (@UndeadSniperYT) July 10, 2019 Name: “Scimitar”Description: “Razor sharp and battle ready.”Rarity: RareName: “Sandstorm”Description: “Timeless Warrior”Rarity: RareMale/Female Skins in this -> pic.twitter.com/FObkzhuiQr— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@lucas7yoshi) May 22, 2019 Free challengesUse a Chug Jug or a Chug Splash in different matches (0/3)Visit a solar array in the snow, desert, and the jungle (0/1)Stage 1 of 5: Get an elimination with a Common rarity weapon (0/1)Stage 2 of 5: Get an elimination with an Uncommon rarity weapon (0/1)Stage 3 of 5: Get an elimination with a Rare rarity weapon (0/1)Stage 4 of 5: Get an elimination with an Epic rarity weapon (0/1)Stage 5 of 5: Get an elimination with a Legendary rarity weapon (0/1)Battle Pass challengesDeal headshot damage (0/500)Search chests at Lazy Lagoon or Happy Hamlet (0/7)Eliminate opponents in different Named Locations (0/5)Deal damage to an opponent within 10s of landing from a Volcano Vent (0/200)Use a Chug Jug or a Chug Splash in 3 different matches — 5 Battle StarsChug Jug and Chug Splash are two healing items that can be found throughout the island. Of the two, the Chug Splash is the most common one available. Find one and give yourself or teammate a quick heal. Where to visit a solar array in the snow, desert and jungle — 5 Battle StarsSolar arrays are the groups of solar panels placed in certain parts of the island. This challenge can be completed in any order and the arrays can be seen from the map. For the snow, head to Frosty Flights and you’ll see them near the hangar. The desert solar array is just west of the John Wick house. Northwest of Sunny Steps near the water is the third array in the jungle. Fortnite season 9 solar array mapWhere to find the solar arrays on the island.  Epic Games Get an elimination with a common, uncommon, rare, epic and legendary weapon — 10 Battle StarsGetting an elimination with a rare, epic or legendary weapon is a piece of cake. These weapons have a lot of firepower making eliminations easy. As for common and uncommon weapons, focus on rushing for weapons at the beginning of a match and you’ll likely get one of the two. Look for an easy target such as someone scrambling for a weapon in order to get the elimination.How to deal 500 headshot damage — 10 Battle StarsPlayers should be constantly aiming for the head with any weapon except for rocket launchers and shotguns. To complete this task quickly, look for a rifle for those big damage numbers. Search 7 chests at Lazy Lagoon or Happy Hamlet — 5 Battle StarsEither location won’t be crawling with players so whichever you prefer will work. Happy Hamlet may have a few more folks because of certain challenges, but both spots won’t be too crazy. Eliminate 5 opponents in different Named Locations — 10 Battle StarsProgressing through a match will slowly chip away at this challenge. Just make an effort to stop by different locations as the storm circle closes in. Fortnite volcano ventA vent found near the volcano on the island.  Epic Games Deal 200 damage to an opponent within 10s of landing from a Volcano Vent — 10 Battle StarsThe bad news is that most of the Volcano Vents are, as the name says, near the Volcano and Pressure Plant. The good news is that a giant robot is being built at the plant making the place more likely to have players coming around to check it out, which means there will be plenty of targets to choose from. 14 Days of Summer ChallengesEpic on Monday revealed the start date for the Fortnite 14 Days of Summer event. Starting on Tuesday, players got access to new challenges, limited time modes (LTMs) and unvaulted weapons each day. One of the LTMs returning for 14 Days of Summer is the John Wick’s Bounty mode that came out around the time of the release of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum.Data miners found the 14 Days of Summer challenges in the v9.30 update released last Tuesday. Completing challenges will earn players sprays, toys and other in-game content.  Share your voice 0 Unlike other skins, the Singularity has multiple variants. Scattered across the map are helmets representing the different styles and each has their own name: Cuddle, Rex, Drift, Durrr and Pizza. A player with the Singularity skin unlocked can pick up a helmet that will unlock the corresponding style.  To find this hidden Battle Star, head to Pressure Plant and look for a building with a metal staircase on the outside. The Battle Star will be under the staircase, but it will only appear if you completed all the week 7 challenges. The Utopia loading screen for Week 8 is a clue to where Fortbyte #63 is at. Fortnite utopia loading screen week 8The Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 week 8.  Epic Games The Utopia loading screen will unlock when all of the challenges for week 8 are completed, but players can go find the Fortbyte without it. The location is a gas station just north of Lucky Landing. Fortbyte #63 will appear right next to a gas pump. Week 9’s Utopia loading screen has a clue to a free Battle Star. The clue on where to find the star is the graffiti right where the light and shadow meet. Fortnite week 9 utopia loading screenCheck out the graffiti in the Fortnite season 9 week 9 loading screen to find the hidden Battle Star. Epic Games The car in the graffiti is the found inside Mega Mall. When near the display car, the hidden Battle Star will appear only if you completed all of the week’s challenges.Fortnite is available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Android and iOS devices.In the multiplayer online game, you parachute onto an island and use various weapons to eliminate opponents in a last-person-standing scenario. The massively popular game has attracted players with live events like virtual concerts and special limited-time game modes. Developer Epic Games is also hosting the Fortnite World Cup on July 26-28. Online qualification for the esports competition began in April, and finals will take place in New York with a prize pool of $30 million.Originally published July 4.Update, July 5: Adds Fortbyte #04 and new 14 Days of Summer Challenge. July 8: Adds Fortbyte #83, #37, #40 and new 14 Days of Summer Challenges. July 9: Adds Forbyte #34. July 10: Adds Fortbyte #05 and Singularity helmets. Fortnite Nintendo One of the three solar arrays for Fortnite season 9 week 9 challenge. Epic Games Fortnite season 9, week 9 challenges are up, which means the season is close to ending. Those who want all the seasonal rewards will need to move fast through these challenges before it’s too late. last_img read more

Switch Lite gets an official case in Japan

first_img Read the Rylo camera preview Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Tags Turo 0 $155 at Google Express $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 6 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See at Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The Cheapskate Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Post a comment $60 at Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Apple iPhone XS Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $6 at Tidal Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $520 at HP Nintendo,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 10:11 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Best Buy Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Sprint Tags Boost Mobile $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Angela Lang/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo An official case for the Switch Lite. Nintendo The arrival of Nintendo’s portable-only Switch Lite is only weeks away and now the pocket-sized game system is getting an official case — in Japan anyway.A listing for the official Switch Lite case showed up for preorder on Nintendo’s Japan website Friday. It’s listed for 3,758 yen, or approximately $35, and is set for release on Nov. 1. Nintendo’s US website currently doesn’t have a listing for the case. It’s unclear if the accessory will come to the US. The snap-on case has a flip cover and two bumps on the outside, corresponding to the analog sticks on the Switch Lite. Amazon Japan also has a listing for the case and does ship internationally. Switch Lite CaseHow the Switch Lite case will look when playing.  Amazon Japan The Switch Lite releases on Sept. 20. The new variant of the console will be small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and have a longer battery life than the original Switch. But you can’t connect it to a TV. Originally published on Aug. 30, 10:36 a.m. PT.Update, 2:26 p.m. PT: Adds background details.  Gaming Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Turo Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Are you ready to make the Nintendo Switch Lite switch?… Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 See it $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsMore to come! Note: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See It Read the AirPods review $59 at eBay Comments Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast.last_img read more

Reliance Group to Invest ₹60000 Crore in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgReliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Thursday committed ₹60,000 crore investment in Madhya Pradesh over the next 15 years, having already pumped in over ₹30,000 crore in the state in four growth areas.”We are committing ourselves to double our investment in the state from the current ₹30,000 crore to ₹60,000 crore by 2020 in our four key growth areas — coal, power, cement and telecom,” Ambani told the Global Investors Summit of the state government.”We commit ourselves to partner the state of Madhya Pradesh to become the leading industrial state in the country,” the Reliance Group chairman said.”Our current operations employ over 25,000 people in the state. We have an extensive social responsibility program for the people of Madhya Pradesh, covering education, health, animal husbandry and many such other initiatives.”Ambani also said taking an inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for “Make in India” mission, his group will go a step further with its own “Make in Madhya Pradesh” mission.last_img read more

Rio de Janeiro Taxi drivers immobilise city protest against Uber

first_imgHundreds of taxi drivers took to the streets in Rio de Janeiro to protest against rival company Uber, bringing the city to a standstill. Many of the taxi drivers were seen throwing eggs at hotels and resorts that offer Uber taxi rides to guests.Some of the protestors stood in front of certain hotels and city centres — the taxi stands where customers rely on Uber vehicles to commute around the city. During the morning rush hour, protestors also blocked seven major hotspots across the city, according to an IANS report.The protestors demanded banning of Uber taxi services.During the later part of the day, the taxi drivers joined forces and marched to the town hall of Rio de Janeiro.Last month, the Mayor Eduardo Paes had signed a law banning Uber, IANS reported. On 9 October, a judge overturned the decision on grounds of violating the constitutional right to free enterprise. The judge in her ruling stated that “state cannot prohibit a legal-economic activity, open to private enterprise and fair competition”, reported Latino Fox News.”Those who prevent Uber drivers from working in the city (Rio de Janeiro) will be subject to fines up to 50,000 Reais” (approximately $13,000), the judge further said, according to Latino Fox News.Taxi drivers across major cities in Brazil had declared war on Uber taxi services months ago. There have also been reports of violence and kidnappings.last_img read more

Bengalurubased Visionet Systems to hire 800 employees in 6 months

first_imgBengaluru-based Visionet Systems has announced plans to hire about 800 employees to expand its local operations within six months. It expects to grow its business in double digits every year.Alok Bansal, the Managing Director, told PTI that they are seeing positive growth in India and trying to increase its employee headcount to 2,500 to increase work efficiency. The company cleared that it aims at increasing headcount and revenue by 30 percent. PixabayVisionet is focusing on allotting 60 percent of the new recruits into the BFSI space and 10 percent each to agrochemical and consumer packaged goods, retail and e-commerce. The leftover 20 percent of recruits will be appointed to sectors such as capability building, strengthening leadership positions and horizontal service lines.The 12-year-old company used to operate only on the delivery of services from India. The company is expanding its vertical into fields like sales, banking, finance, and insurance after seeing the country’s growth potential. REUTERSConsidering the outburst of technological investments in the country, the company is also spreading its wings into the AR, VR, cloud computing, e-commerce, machine learning, and artificial intelligence verticals. The business management organisation is trying to create a centre of excellence in emerging technology by investing in the above services.last_img read more

3 siblings among 4 killed in Nganj wall collapse

first_img-Four people, including three minor siblings, were killed and another person was injured as a wall collapsed on them in Pagla area of Fatullah upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Lamia, 12, Lima, 3, and Laboni, 8, daughters of Saiful Islam, and Alamgir Hossain, 30, of Damudda in Shariatpur district. Hailing from Patuakhali district, the three siblings used to live in a rented house in the area along with their parents.Witnesses said some workers were demolishing a 12-feet long shabby wall to build a multi-storey building at Shantinibas in Pagla while five people, including the three children, were playing on the other side of the wall.The wall suddenly fell on the five people, killing Laboni and Lamia on the spot.Lima died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital and Alamgir succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.Kamal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Fatullah police station, said the workers fled the spot after the incident.The bodies were sent to Narayanganj General Hospital for autopsy.last_img read more

US probing Malaysias Najibera fund

first_imgThis file photo shows former Mayalsian prime minister Najib Razak. United States to probe the sovereign wealth fund set in his era. Photo: CollectedUS investigators have accelerated their probe into the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund set up by former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and are exchanging more evidence with Malaysian authorities since Najib lost last month’s election, three sources with direct knowledge of the probe said.At least six countries, including Malaysia, the United States and Switzerland, are investigating accusations that Najib and associates pocketed part of $4.5 billion allegedly stolen from the state-run investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.The probe received a boost after Najib unexpectedly lost the election on May 9.Najib has consistently denied wrongdoing in connection with alleged graft involving 1MDB.Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, arrives to give a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 5 June 2018. Photo: ReutersThe Federal Bureau of Investigation is confident that Malaysia’s new government is more willing to cooperate, whereas US authorities saw Najib’s as actively obstructing the investigation, according to two people with direct knowledge of the investigation.While US prosecutors have considered the possibility of charging Najib or his associates, they would prefer Malaysia be the one to file criminal charges against any Malaysian official.“That’s how its supposed to work,” a US law enforcement official said.Najib has retained former US Attorney General John Ashcroft and the firm of New York trial lawyer David Boies to represent him in connection with the US investigations, a source familiar with Najib’s legal team said.In a series of asset seizures last year, US prosecutors alleged in court papers that some of the money stolen from 1MDB was placed into the account of an individual identified as “Malaysian Official 1.”Since Najib’s election defeat, Malaysia’s new government has been scrambling to recover billions of dollars allegedly siphoned from 1MDB.It is considering asking the US government to get investment bank Goldman Sachs to return nearly $600 million in fees it earned from bonds raised for the sovereign wealth fund, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.No formal request has yet been made but top officials are actively discussing the plan within the government, they said.Najib’s successor, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, said Malaysia was also seeking to arrest financier Low Taek Jho, a central figure in the scandal who advised on investments and negotiated deals for 1MDB.last_img read more

MTN Uganda Turns 19 Today We Look at What They Have Achieved

first_imgAdvertisement Uganda’s leading telecom firm; MTN Uganda has today made 19th year in Uganda. Having made it this far, the firm has come to have done amazing things both in our communities and to the country at large.At 19, they have started #ANewLife, and at the same time #SharingYoPassion.We look back at what they have managed to achieve from January up-to-date: – Advertisement – October 21st: MTN Uganda celebrates its 19th birthday in Uganda.October 14th: MTN Uganda announces a one year sponsorship package to Onduparaka Football Club at an agreed deal of 390 million UGX (approx. USD$106,997), bringing it to a total of 820 million UGX (approx. USD$224,967) following their 430 million UGX annually for 3 years (approx. USD$) sponsorship deal to KCCA Football Club in August this year.September 15: Standard Chartered Bank and MTN Uganda Limited signed an agreement to allow MTN Mobile Money collections for Corporate and Business clients directly into their Standard Chartered Bank accounts on a real time basis. This solution dubbed Straight2Bank Wallet Collections is delivered through the Bank’s Straight2Bank electronic banking platform.September 12: MTN Uganda and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) announce a partnership that enables NSSF members on the NSSF Voluntary Membership Plan as well as small and medium sized entities to conveniently make payments using MTN Mobile Money.August 23: MTN Uganda announces a contribution of 50 million UGX towards the 6th annual Kampala City Festival organized by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) under the theme “Revel Diversity—celebrating who we are and the facets that uniquely depict our profusion of brilliant culture and social life.”July 20: MTN Uganda makes its CallerTunez more affordable and easier to use. This was after the MTN CallerTunez service was revamped to make it more affordable at a reduced price of UGX 700 for a tune, having previously scrapped the subscription charges for the service.July 6: MTN Uganda introduces new data bundles rates subjected to a little change with the daily 10Mbs priced at UGX250 from UGX300, the daily 50Mbs has been increased to 60Mbs and the priced unchanged (still priced at UGX1000) while on the other hand, the Daily WTF price has been reduced from UGX500 to UGX250. MTN also introduces SWIFT bundle priced at UGX500. The other plans; happy hour, night bundles, and Tooti bundles remained unchanged.July 3: MTN Uganda announced its integrated marketing and communication function will, with effect from July 1st 2017, be taken over by TBWA, following successful completion of a transition process from its former agency Metropolitan Republic.June 21: Huawei partnered with MTN Uganda to give laptops and schoolbags to pupils of Kireka Barracks School located in Kireka a suburb of Kampala. The partnership was in relation its 11th edition of  MTN’s 21 Days of Yello Care initiative.June 5: MTN Uganda announced a long-awaited product to its Internet offering; allowing customers to purchase monthly Unlimited Internet packages. The move was significant as it offered customers a chance to enjoy high speed Internet with no data caps and no MBs to recharge.June 5: The Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Vincent Bagiire praised MTN Uganda’s services which he said have enabled business and financial inclusion.“MTN’s introduction into the Ugandan telecommunications market gave a total overhaul to the internet experience in the country, he said.”June 3: MTN Uganda launches its staff volunteerism campaign aimed at giving back to the community. Dubbed 21 days of Yellow Care, MTN staffers for a period of 21 days carry out classroom renovations and literacy projects, Information Communication Technology (ICT) training’s plus provision of digital educational content to schools.June 2: MTN Uganda rewards and recognizes outstanding dealers in their first of the kind Sales Awards. According to MTN officials, the awards were meant to appreciate specific dealers “for for their contribution in delivering MTN services to their valued customers.”May 14: MTN Uganda, in partnership with tech and incubation hub; Outbox Hub announce winners of the 2017 MTN App Challenge – an event that brings local innovators Nationwide to create innovative mobile apps for the better good of our communities.April 12: MTN Uganda embarked on a drive to appreciate its customers and recommit itself to deliver a distinctive service to its customers. The drive was a themed quarterly exercise that is carried out by the entire company right from the top management team to the customer front line executives.March 24: MTN Uganda opened a brand new ICT Resource Center at the Gulu War Affected Training Centre in Gulu District at an estimated cost close to UGX 100 million that came weeks after MTN Foundation’s announcement of a 5 billion UGX investment commitment into community development projects in the country.March 22: MTN Foundation handed over a 216 million UGX cheque to Monitor Publications Limited as a part of the foundation’s commitment to invest 5 billion UGX into Community development projects in Uganda. The donation was meant to boost the News Paper’s Education initiative that aims to promote literacy and a reading culture in impoverished rural schools across the country.March 20: MTN Uganda hosted their 5th annual Women in Business awards at the Kampala Serena Hotel that marked the end of the two month long search for women who have excelled in their enterprises through the use of tools and opportunities available to them.March 17: MTN Uganda announces the return of one of it’s biggest promotions of last year on it’s Internet Bundles – Juzza Internet Promo.March 6: The Board of trustees of MTN Foundation announced a commitment to invest UGX 5 Billion into community Transformation projects across the country. The commitment was announced by the Chairperson MTN Foundation Mr. George William Egadu at a press conference held at the MTN Towers in Kampala.February 26: MTN Uganda injected 30 million UGX as a contribution towards Rotary Blood Bank fundraising concert. The fundraiser concert that featured renowned South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela alongside Ugandan sax ace Isaiah Katumwa marked 60 years of Rotary in Uganda. All proceeds from the concert went towards equipping and operationalizing the Rotary Blood Bank at Mengo Hospital and the construction of Mukono Rotary Hospital.February 23: MTN Uganda partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to launch a mobile wallet service that is now supporting transactions between the Bank and MTN Mobile Money. The platform is tailored to allow StanChart Customers using MTN Mobile Money to send or receive Money directly into their Mobile wallets using the Bank’s banking platforms.January 17: MTN Uganda, in partnership with aYo, announced an innovative micro-insurance products, Recharge with Care and Send with Care. The two were the first products launched by aYo – a joint venture between MTN and MMI Holdings – announced in September last year.last_img read more