TIFF PROGRAM HELPS RISING STARS LEARN HOW TO SHINE

first_imgFrom left: Mary Galloway, Theodore Pellerin, Jessie Buckley, Vinnie Bennett, Ellen Wong, Mamoudou Athie and Lina El Arabi participated in TIFF’s Rising Stars program for 2017. (RICH POLK / GETTY IMAGES FOR IMDB) Twitter When Vinnie Bennett first walked into a gifting lounge at the Toronto International Film Festival, he was handed complimentary bags of M&Ms. Sure, he could have bought the candy for a few bucks at a local drugstore. But frankly, he was just happy to be given anything for free.After all, as one of the seven actors selected to participate in TIFF’s Rising Stars program, he’d already been gifted an IWC watch worth roughly $3,000 (U.S.). M&Ms were just a bonus at this point.But then he spotted a tattoo artist setting up an inking station. “You want a tattoo?” asked Mr. Koo, who has his own local shop. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The tattoo artist “was, like, ‘Yeah, sure, man. But I don’t know, it’s a gifting lounge,’ ” Bennett recalled. “ ‘I’ve drawn up some ideas for today and, if you like any, I’d be keen to do one of those.’ ”Bennett settled on a design depicting a bear riding a unicycle because he thought it looked “hilarious.” The entire thing, which he got on his upper ankle, took 20 minutes.READ MORE “Yeah, sure thing,” the 25-year-old New Zealander replied sarcastically.But Koo was serious. Bennett already had ink all over his arms, so he wasn’t opposed to the idea, but he wasn’t sure what tattoo to get. He tried to think of something sentimental, like his mother’s name: “something deep.” Koo steered him in another direction. Login/Register With:last_img read more

Kosovo Assembly inauguration a milestone on road to democracy Annan says

“This is a day of hope, but also an occasion for reflection and renewed resolve,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the inaugural session, which brought together democratically elected representatives of Kosovo. He said those present faced the challenge of functioning in “particularly difficult circumstances” while overcoming the legacy of the past and establishing a political culture of tolerance, mutual respect and constructive compromise.”No one must suffer discrimination by virtue of her or his ethnic origin,” he stressed in the message delivered on his behalf by Hans Haekkerup, the chief of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).The Secretary-General also hailed the timing of the Assembly’s inauguration, which “by the most fortuitous of coincidences” took place on the same date as the international observance of Human Rights Day. “I trust that you will use wisely the mandate given to you by the people of Kosovo,” he said.After hearing the Secretary-General’s message, the 120-member Assembly voted to seat five members of the seven-member Presidency of the Assembly.The 26 members of the Democratic Party of Kosovo staged a brief walkout, with leader Hashim Thaci complaining that he had not been allowed to speak. They returned after the newly-elected President of the Assembly, Nexhet Daci took the floor. Mr. Daci adjourned the session, and scheduled the Assembly to reconvene on Thursday to elect a President of Kosovo. read more

Amazon vend plus de livres numériques que de livres imprimés

first_imgAmazon vend plus de livres numériques que de livres imprimésLe géant de la distribution a annoncé hier qu’il vendait désormais plus d’”e-livres” que de livres “papier”.Pionnier de l’édition numérique avec sa liseuse Kindle, Amazon se réjouit. “Les clients choisissent désormais plus de livres Kindle que de livres imprimés. Nous espérions fort que cela finirait par arriver, mais nous n’avions jamais imaginé que ce serait si rapide”, a souligné le fondateur et patron d’Amazon Jeff Bezos, cité par l’AFP. L’homme poursuit : “Cela fait 15 ans que nous vendons des livres et moins de quatre que nous vendons des livres Kindle”. Un véritable bouleversement pour le distributeur. À lire aussiKindle Phone : sortie en septembre du smartphone 3D d’Amazon ?Pour donner une idée des ventes, le groupe donne des indications sur les deux derniers mois. Ainsi depuis le 1er avril, Amazon vendait 105 livres Kindle chaque fois qu’il vendait 100 livres imprimés (y compris les titres qui n’ont pas de version numérique, et non compris les ouvrages gratuits sur la liseuse). Par ailleurs, “Amazon a vendu trois fois plus de livres Kindle depuis le début 2011 que durant la même période en 2010”, a souligné le groupe.Amazon a salué hier le grand succès de sa liseuse Kindle premier prix, “déjà la plus vendue de la gamme Kindle aux Etats-Unis”.Le 20 mai 2011 à 10:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un fabricant dévoile par erreur de futures coques de liPhone 5

first_imgUn fabricant dévoile par erreur de futures coques de l’iPhone 5Le site d’un fabricant de protection pour iPhone a dévoilé une page laissant entrevoir le design du futur iPhone 5.Une fois de plus, c’est d’une entreprise extérieure à Apple que sont venues les dernières nouvelles concernant l’iPhone 5. C’est ainsi le site de Case-Mate, un fabricant de protections pour les smartphones de la marque à la pomme qui a furtivement dévoilé le design de l’iPhone 5. À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleLa photo a d’ailleurs été rapidement supprimée avec le message suivant en guise de remplacement: “Nous aurons votre coque quand vous aurez votre nouvel iPhone”. Mais il était déjà trop tard, la toile s’était vite emparée du cliché, explique 01 Net. Si l’on en croit les observations, l’iPhone 5 présenterait donc un design (de plus en plus certain) avec un dos en alu légèrement biseauté, comme celui de l’iPad 2, mais plus large que celui de l’iPhone 4. Un aspect qui s’ajouterait aux informations de processeur A5 double cœur et d’appareil photo de 8 mégapixels. Toutefois, il faut bien entendu faire attention avec ces révélations qui sont à prendre avec des pincettes…Le 19 septembre 2011 à 10:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Des chercheurs belges élaborent un vaccin thérapeutique contre le VIH

first_imgDes chercheurs belges élaborent un vaccin thérapeutique contre le VIHDes scientifiques belges ont élaboré un nouveau vaccin thérapeutique permettant de lutter contre le VIH. Testé sur des volontaires, il aide l’organisme à combattre le virus mais ne permet pas pour l’instant de guérir les malades du SIDA. C’est un pas de plus dans la recherche pour la lutte contre le SIDA. En Belgique, des chercheurs de l’Institut de médecine tropicale (ITG), de l’hôpital universitaire d’Anvers (UZA) et de l’Université d’Anvers (UA) ont annoncé avoir développé un nouveau vaccin thérapeutique contre le VIH. Autrement dit, un vaccin destiné à aider l’organisme des malades à combattre le virus. Déjà testé sur des volontaires, celui-ci aurait montré des résultats prometteurs. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Concrètement, la technique développée se concentre sur les cellules CD8, des globules blancs qui sont, selon les chercheurs, insuffisamment “soutenues” par d’autres cellules du système immunitaire : les cellules dendritiques. Dans le cas du VIH, ces cellules ont en fait du mal à obtenir la bonne information et à soutenir les CD8. D’où l’idée des chercheurs : “charger” les cellules dendritiques avec les informations génétiques du VIH pour lever ces difficultés. L’essai a ainsi été mené sur 6 patients séropositifs chez qui les chercheurs ont prélevé des cellules dendritiques dans un grand volume de sang. Puis ceux-ci ont cultivé les cellules dans des tubes à essai avant de leur fournir les fameuses informations concernant le VIH puis de les geler. Enfin, les chercheurs ont administré aux volontaires une petite quantité de leurs propres cellules dendritiques chargées et ce, à quatre reprises, à quatre semaines d’intervalle. Au final, les résultats ont montré que les cellules CD8 reconnaissaient de mieux en mieux le virus après chaque vaccination sans qu’aucun effet secondaire majeur ne soit identifié. Toutefois, si la réponse immunitaire s’est vue augmentée, le VIH est encore parvenu à modifier suffisamment vite ses protéines pour échapper à l’attaque. Le vaccin n’arrive donc pas à venir véritablement à bout du virus, ni à guérir les malades. Le succès observé suffit cependant à motiver la poursuite des recherches sur un tel procédé.Le 15 février 2012 à 15:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for November 18 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Network live-stream schedule for 11/18/14:12:30 AM: WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal1:00 AM: WWE Legends House 6/12/142:06 AM: First Look: The Randy Savage Story2:30 AM: WWE Rivalries: Austin vs. McMahon Part II3:30 AM: WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal4:00 AM: WWE Beyond the Ring: The Rock6:00 AM: WWE Countdown: Most Exciting Celebrity Twists7:00 AM: WWE Monday Night War 9/23/148:00 AM: WWE Legends House 6/12/149:00 AM: WWE Beyond the Ring: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro10:00 AM: First Look: The Randy Savage Story10:30 AM: WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal11:00 AM: WWE Legends House 6/12/1412:00 PM: WWE Countdown: Tag Teams1:00 PM: WWE Countdown: Most Exciting Celebrity Twists2:00 PM: WWE Total Divas 8/24/20133:00 PM: WWE Monday Night War 9/2/144:00 PM: WWE Monday Night War 11/18/145:00 PM: WWE Rivalries: Austin vs. McMahon Part II6:00 PM: WWE Beyond the Ring: John Cena Experience8:00 PM: WWE Main Event 11/18/149:00 PM: WWE Monday Night War 11/18/1410:00 PM: WWE Countdown: Unforgettable Survivor Series Moments10:30 PM: ECW Exposed Extra11:00 PM: WWE Main Event 11/18/14Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 51.15%0:04Remaining Time -1:55 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list O. T. Fagbenle Google+ Lindsay Lohan Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Pinterest Now Playing Up Next These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walkercenter_img WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Facebook Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vin Diesel WhatsApp Videos Articles Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November last_img read more

Benitez – Rondon is available for Southampton game

first_imgNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed that Salomon Rondon is fit and available for their game against Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday.Rondon has been out injured since Newcastle’s goalless draw at Crystal Palace in September.Newcastle currently sit bottom of the Premier League table with just two points after nine matches and Benitez is happy to have nearly his full squad with the return of Rondon.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Rondón is available, he’s in the squad. Everyone is available apart from (Florian) Lejeune and (Jamie) Sterry,” Benitez told NUFC website.“You can see that we signed (Rondón) as a main striker. We were missing him for games. When he played against Crystal Palace, he was injured and it was a pity.“Now he’s fit, hopefully, he can stay fit for a while and at least increase the competition between the offensive players – that is something that is good for any team.”last_img read more

Oregon man struck and killed in Kalama

first_imgA 23-year-old Oregon man died Wednesday morning after being struck by a tractor-trailer on the site of a Kalama business, Cowlitz County authorities said.Harold J. Cozine, of Dayton, Ore., was walking southbound on CHS, Inc., alongside the tractor-trailer when it began moving northbound, witnesses told authorities. Cozine looked west and then stepped back putting him between the two moving trailers, according to witnesses.The rear trailer struck Cozine and both axels rode over him, causing fatal injuries, Cowlitz County authorities said. The accident happened around 8:16 a.m. CHS, Inc., is located at 400 Toteff Road off Interstate 5.Cozine was not working at the site, authorities said, but had been a passenger in another tractor-trailer.Driver Jamie A. Strull, 50, of McMinnville, Ore., was not aware Cosine stepped between his moving trailers, authorities said.Washington State Police cited Strull for two commercial vehicle operator license compliance issues following a commercial vehicle inspection. However, Strull will not face criminal charges because the issues were not contributing factors to Cozine’s death, Cowlitz County authorities said.last_img read more

Man rescued from trench in serious condition

first_imgPORTLAND — A Portland hospital nursing supervisor says a man rescued from a caved-in utility trench is listed in serious but stable condition in intensive care.The Oregonian reports that 21-year-old Danny Russu was replacing a sewer line with two other workers when dirt collapsed onto them about 11 a.m. Monday. The Apollo Drain & Rooter Service worker spent nearly three hours buried to his waist in the dirt and mud. Rescue workers from Tualatin and Portland responded, giving him oxygen and sports drinks until they were able to free him Monday afternoon.At Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said Monday night that the young man was taken first to the emergency room, then later moved to the intensive care unit.The newspaper says the man was alert during the ordeal, but reported having trouble feeling his legs.The collapse happened in Cedar Hills in Washington County.last_img read more

Report CocaCola to cut up to 2000 jobs

first_imgATLANTA — Coca-Cola reportedly plans to cut 1,000 to 2,000 jobs in the coming weeks as part of a $3 billion cost-cutting effort.Analysts speculated to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that the cuts would be as much as 2,000 as the world’s largest soft drink company tries to rein in costs in the face of challenges to growing sales. Coke has a global workforce of more than 130,000.The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the job cuts, that the reductions will be significant at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta and global regional offices, but bottling and distribution divisions will be largely unaffected for now.Notices are expected to go out to North American staffers by Jan. 8 and international employees will be given a timeline for cuts by Jan. 15, according to the report. The company employs nearly 8,900 in metro Atlanta.Coca-Cola spokesman Petro Kacur said the company would have no comment on the report.Among Coke’s challenges, international case sales are slowing, carbonated beverages in North America remain under sustained attack by health advocates and changing consumer tastes, and last quarter for the first time, North American case sales for the company’s nonfizzy sector of waters, juices and teas fell 1 percent.The company also reported a 14 percent drop in third-quarter profit.Last month, Coke told the Atlanta paper it did not know how many positions could be cut or in what cities the trims will be made.last_img read more

Holy ShabeQadr tonight

first_imgMuslim devotees offer prayer during Ramadan at Baitul Mukarraum National Mosque in Dhaka on 31 May 2019. Photo: Prothom AloThe holy Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr, the holiest and most blessed night for Muslims, will be observed across the country tonight with due solemnity and religious fervor, reports UNB.Muslim devotees will spend the night seeking divine blessings for peace and progress for family and the country as well as the Muslim Ummah.According to the holy Quran, this is superior to a thousand nights as the Quran was revealed to the greatest Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in this glorified night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation.The devout Muslims usually pass the night offering special prayers, recitation from the holy Quran, holding milad mahfil, zikr, and other religious rituals at mosques and in their houses.They will also visit graveyards to seek divine blessings for the departed souls of their near and dear ones.last_img read more

The New Apple TV Adds 4K HDR and Not Much Else

first_img The new iPhones were the star of Apple’s event today, but the company had a few other products to show off before the main event. Apple TV was… one of them. We weren’t expecting a huge upgrade for Apple TV this year. The product got a major refresh last year, with a new model that added an app store, Siri and the ability to play games. It also introduced a TV app that collected all the content you had access to in one place. Those were all cool, meaningful additions that made a strong case for getting a new Apple TV. This year’s model still has all those features, now with more pixels.4K and HDR were the highlights of the Apple TV portion of the event. Sadly, the purported majesty of the images they were showing was lost on my 1080p laptop monitor. 4K and HDR look great in person, and I’m sure those at the event were impressed. The problem is they don’t show well streamed over the internet. I’m sure it’ll look beautiful if I ever get one. And a 4k TV. In any case, it’s a logical step up from last year’s model. 4K content is becoming more prevalent now that 4K TVs are finally at a price point normal people can afford. It’s important to have devices that can support that resolution. And it’s about time Apple caught up with Roku, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.(Via Apple)It also makes total sense that Apple would want their device to be capable of producing the most vibrant, detailed images your fancy new TV is capable of displaying. They’ve made no secret about their plans to start making original entertainment content. Who knows what Apple’s movies will be about, but you can bet they’ll be made to take advantage of both these features. Apple is known for making very pretty-looking things. They want to make sure you’ll have the tech to see how pretty they are. Honestly, I can be facetious about Apple’s stuff all day, but 4K and HDR content can look really good. Anything that pushes us closer to both those things becoming standard can’t get here fast enough. I wish it didn’t have to cost so much, but you know. Apple.On the content side, not much is being added, other than 4K versions of movies and TV shows to iTunes. Some good news, if you already own any of the movies being upgraded, you’ll automatically have access to them in 4K. That’s nice. I’ve gotten so used to companies using any excuse to charge me twice for the same content; it came as a pleasant surprise that Apple isn’t going down that road. You’ll also have access to 4K content from other streaming services like Netlfix and Amazon Prime. Yes, Amazon Prime is finally coming to Apple TV. If there was any knock against the device before it’s that Amazon videos had to be AirPlayed from your phone if you wanted to watch them on your TV. Thankfully, enough people realized that was stupid, and now there will be a dedicated app.(Via Apple)Of course, they had to give their standard five minutes to sports. If you like sports, it’ll pop up a notification for when your favorite team is playing. That’s nice, though I can’t see it getting a ton of use. I usually know when my favorite teams are playing. It’ll also show you all the games that are happening on a certain day, and if they’re on, it’ll show you scores and how much time is left. That’s actually pretty cool, especially if you’re into college sports. At the very least, it saves you from having to go back and forth between ESPN, NCAA and whatever conference-specific app is needed to watch certain teams. Now it’s much easier to decide which version of bad football I want to watch.The new version of the Apple TV is pretty much the old version of the Apple TV. It can paint some real pretty pictures, so if you have a TV capable of displaying said pretty pictures, it’ll probably be worth picking one up. It’s definitely worth having one if you’ve already chained yourself to the iPhone. The organization in the TV app is nice, and AirPlay is great if you use a service that doesn’t have an Apple TV app. Or for piracy. I’ve heard. If you already have one though, and you don’t care about 4K or HDR just yet, you can probably skip this year’s model. Unless you absolutely have to play that Journey-looking game. It does look pretty cool.Apple TV 4K will be available on September 22 and will cost $179 or $199.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters last_img read more

Debunking social taboos

first_imgThe socio-historical constructions of India are often essentialized ones, framed in terms of twofold opposition and stereotypes. One of the manifestations of these stereotypes is evident in the portrayal of women and the culture of taboo associated with them.Around the world, different taboos have different sources which go beyond the individual and the household. A much larger driving force that has helped taboos prevail in India is superstition in the name of religion. Acceptance of different practices though is the nature of Indian culture. Yet, accounts of taboo question whether the project of making a ‘liberal’ nation was always fraught with religious prejudices and traditional disbeliefs. There are various taboos existing in India but one which is glaring and needs some attention is the menstrual taboo.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSince ages, women have been subjected to derogatory practices just because they menstruate and for such things to flourish it has to thrive at fundamental levels. Unfortunately, families and cultural groups represent these fundamental levels, where people are socialised in a certain way.  For instance, girls are taught from the very beginning that they should not let people know about it, they still have to hide sanitary napkins from male members of the family among other various reasons. This basic foundation for socialisation forces itself to look beyond the building blocks of identity. While periods can be uncomfortable for certain material reasons, a girl child is more uncomfortable because she becomes conscious of other people knowing about it. As a result, faulty socialisation facilitates blind superstition.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe experiences of female bodily processes have always been construed and placed within the narrow cultural domain in India. While menstruating, women are prohibited to enter temples, kitchen, not allowed to  have intercourse, touch pickles and the list goes on. This stark reality does not call for romanticising the issue rather it calls for normalisation. However, the kind of taboo and derogation that has been vested on the phenomenon, has led to a necessary romanticisation of menstruation.  On a brighter side, feminists like Rupi Kaur and others have helped raise awareness on this issue. Women have come out of their shells and are upfront about discussing this issue now more than ever. Also, being free about discussing periods has become a medium of seeking liberation from downtrodden cultural norms. It should be kept in mind that the enforcement of menstruation as a taboo in an extreme way makes people think of it as liberating. Had taboo not been associated with this, it would have been normalised just like any other biological process. However, normalisation of the issue remains an ideal dream, it keeps oscillating between extremes. Menstruation as a process is intrinsic to the functioning of female biology and the extent to which it has been ritualised results in the facilitation of patriarchy in our society. Menstruation is just like any other biological phenomenon, a loss of certain bodily fluids, for example, sweating or defecation or urination. So, if patriarchy could work on an issue so intrinsic, then it makes easier for us to understand how ingrained patriarchy is in our society and how women have internalised the fact since ages because women have acknowledged menstruation as a taboo – as something impure and have agreed to the restrictions placed on them while they are on their period. Hence, the sense of dirtiness that is associated is internalised at every step. Menstruation is one of the common taboos associated with women. These kind of taboos form the basis of a lot of other complex feminist issues like body shaming, where people keep talking about how they should be comfortable in their own skin and leave aside obsession of attaining a perfect figure. Both of these cases have made women overtly conscious of themselves. Ideally that should not be the case, one should be able to embrace the fact this is just a process, a routined process that is absolutely essential for a female body to function in a certain way and it’s also central to certain other processes in life like child-bearing. Thus, socialisation makes a big difference. It is probably being changed now but there are millions who are still overtly conscious about the fact that they don’t want people to know about their period. Looking for an ideal situation, where there would be no discrimination, remains a distant dream but women have to learn to get comfortable to what is naturally a part of them.last_img read more

How to turn off Gmails Smart Reply feature

first_imgHow to turn off Gmail’s Smart Reply feature by Martin Brinkmann on October 08, 2018 in Email – 14 commentsSmart Reply is a feature on Gmail that uses algorithms and machine learning to suggest replies to emails to users of the service. The main idea behind it is to speed up the time it takes to reply to an email by selecting one of the suggested answers so that you don’t have to type it.The feature is available on desktop and mobile versions of Gmail. Suggested replies are short, e.g. “working on it”, “Let’s do Monday”, or “Thanks a lot”, and if you have contacts on Gmail that make use of the feature quite a bit, you may have received short auto-generated answers regularly already.There are two main points of criticism when it comes to Smart Reply. The first is that the answers that it provides are short so that you won’t save an awful lot of time when you use the feature. You may need to add more text to the message in many cases so that Smart Reply does not speed things up too much in most cases.The second issue is one of privacy. To provide answers, Google’s algorithms need to scan the email to decipher topics and generate replies based on what is being discussed. Google stopped scanning emails for advertisement purposes in 2017 but algorithms like Smart Reply rely on the content of the email to provide suggestions.The feature returns suggestions for some email conversations only and not all conversations. It seems to work best for emails that include questions, e..g. “should we meet on Monday or Tuesday” but even those are not covered 100%.Turning off Smart Replies on GmailGoogle launched a new Gmail web interface update in 2018 that introduced some features of Google Inbox and made design changes next to that. One of the changes introduced on the desktop was Smart Reply. Unlike on mobile, where users can turn off Smart Reply off by going to Settings > General and removing the checkmark from “Show suggested replies when available”, no such option was provided for desktop users.Google promised to do better, and the new option has arrived now on Gmail for the desktop.Here is how you turn off Smart Replies on desktop Gmail:Load https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/general in your web browser.If you are not signed-in, sign-in to your Gmail account.Scroll down to the Smart Reply setting.Switch to “Smart Reply off”.Scroll all the way down and select “Save changes”.The Smart Reply feature is turned off after you make the change.Tip: you may also turn off Smart Compose there. The feature analyzes text as you type and displays auto-complete suggestions. Just switch to “Writing suggestions off” on the same Settings page to turn the feature off as well.Closing WordsSmart Reply is a controversial feature to speed up email replies. While it may work for some users and types of email, it is probably not uber-useful for most users or conversations that happen on Gmail.Gmail users who don’t make use of the feature should consider turning it off in the preferences on the site.Now You: Do you use Smart Replies or a similar feature?SummaryArticle NameHow to turn off Gmail’s Smart Reply featureDescriptionGmail’s Smart Reply feature is not particularly useful or even creepy? Find out how to turn off Smart Reply on Gmail to disable it completely.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Venezuelas diplomatic war with US escalates

first_imgNo related posts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The leader of Venezuela’s oil-rich petrocracy has been known to promote conspiracies of Western sabotage of everything from Caracas’ power grid to its toilet paper supply. But in recent days, President Nicolás Maduro has reached new heights of paranoia — expelling U.S. diplomats over charges that they’re threatening to destabilize the country.Late Tuesday night, the State Department told three Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States in response to Venezuela’s decision to boot the highest-ranking U.S. envoy there and two other U.S. officials. Earlier on Tuesday, Maduro explained that his order came after U.S. diplomats attempted to destabilize his country during meetings with “far-right” members of the Venezuelan opposition.“While the government of the United States does not understand that it has to respect our country’s sovereignty, there will simply be no cordial relations nor cordial communication,” Maduro said from the government palace.Caught off guard, the State Department responded angrily. “It is regrettable that the Venezuelan government has again decided to expel U.S. diplomatic officials based on groundless allegations, which require reciprocal action,” State Department spokesman Peter Velasco said. “It is counterproductive to the interests of both our countries and not a serious way for a country to conduct its foreign policy.”Even for a handpicked successor to Hugo Chávez, Maduro is raising eyebrows with the frequency at which he doles out claims of sabotage and foreign meddling. “The announcement of conspiracies and assassination attempts followed by sharp diplomatic downturns didn’t begin with Nicolás Maduro,” said Patrick Duddy, former U.S. ambassador to Venezuela. “It seems, however, to be accelerating with President Maduro, and there may be a correlation with how badly things are going domestically.”Since taking office, Maduro has made at least 11 accusations of alleged plots to assassinate the president or efforts to destabilize his government, according to CNN en Español. These allegations run the gamut.Last month, the government attributed a scarcity of food and toilet paper to a U.S. “economic war” aided by “fascist” co-conspirators in the Venezuelan opposition. As a result, Maduro ordered the national guard to infiltrate a large toilet paper factory on Sept. 20 to check for irregularities in production.That same month, more than half of Venezuela was left without power due to an electrical blackout. Even though the country’s strained power grid has lacked basic upkeep for years, Maduro blamed the opposition and conspiring capitalists. In September, he blamed a refinery explosion in August 2012 on the country’s enemies, including American embassy officials, waging a “war against the economy.”Last week, he canceled his trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting due to alleged plots to harm him. “The clan, the mafia of Otto Reich, and Roger Noriega once again had planned a crazy, terrible provocation that can’t be described in any other way,” Maduro said, a reference to two former U.S. officials.Perhaps most famously, Maduro accused U.S. officials of plotting to destabilize Venezuela hours before he announced the end of Chávez’s losing battle with cancer.The spate of accusations has led experts to look decisively toward the Dec. 8 nationwide municipal elections as evidence of Maduro’s erratic behavior. “Given the political contestation in Venezuela over the outcome of the presidential elections in April, these municipal elections are likely to be seen as a referendum on Maduro’s government,” Harold Trinkunas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told The Cable. “President Maduro may calculate that accusing the United States of fomenting plots against him still has value as a means to reinforce domestic support for his government.”Duddy — the former ambassador who himself was ousted by Chávez in an epithet-filled speech in 2008 — said the economy can’t be ignored. “It’s important to note just how badly things are going domestically for Maduro,” he said. “Inflation is now running at about 45 percent. The dollar, on the parallel market, is trading at multiples of the official rate. Hundreds of percent higher. Violent crime in the country is extraordinarily high. Caracas may well be the most violent capital city anywhere in a country not at war.”“The government is facing a very, very difficult domestic situation and is inclined to search for scapegoats,” he added.Meanwhile, with respective embassies in Caracas and Washington gutted, the two nations are left without senior representation to engage in the protocol-obsessed world of international diplomacy. Though Maduro is now asking President Barack Obama to address his grievance, the United States is showing no signs of acquiescence.State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki insists U.S. diplomats “were there conducting normal diplomatic engagement, as we’ve said in the past, and [that] should come as no surprise.”In a press conference in Caracas before her 48-hour deadline to leave expired, U.S. Chargé d’affaires Kelly Keiderling denied any attempt in sabotage the government. “It is true. We met with Venezuelans,” she said. “These meetings with civil society can be with [the independent election monitoring group] Súmate, they can be with a group of women, with mothers who have lost children, or with an environmental group that wants to lobby for cleaning a park,” she said. “If we aren’t talking with these people, we aren’t doing our jobs.”Hudson writes The Cable for Foreign Policy.© 2013, Foreign Policy Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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