Samsonite CEO Ramesh Dungarmal Tainwala has been replaced after he stepped down recently following accusations of falsely claiming to have a doctorate degree.Tainwala has been replaced by Kyle Francis Gendreau, the Chief Financial Officer of the company.“The Board of Directors of the Company announces that Mr. Ramesh Dungarmal Tainwala, citing personal reasons, has submitted his resignation from his employment with the Company and from his directorships within the Group. The Company and Mr. Tainwala are in discussions regarding arrangements in relation to his separation from the Company,” Samsonite International SA said in the statement on May 31.Tainwala’s resignation came after Blue Orca Capital, a United States-based activist investment firm, published a report on May 24, claiming that he was referred to as “Dr. Ramesh Tainwala” in some American and Indian regulatory documents. The research report said Tainwala had falsely claimed that he earned a doctorate degree in business administration from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, the Associated Press reported. The short-selling firm, Blue Orca, added that when it got in touch with the institution from which Tainwala received a doctorate — as per some biographical sources — the institution said that he had not got the degree, the New York Times reported.The Blue Orca report also said that Samsonite was using accounting practices that were doubtful, to blow up its earnings and profits. Entities that were controlled by Tainwala and his family conducted business with Samsonite using methods that raised questions, the report said, according to the New York Times.Samsonite said it considers the report to be “one-sided and misleading,” and added that the conclusions drawn in the report about the company and its financial results are incorrect. “Accordingly, the company urges shareholders to treat the report with caution,” the Hong Kong-listed firm said in a statement.Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Tainwala served as Samsonite’s Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 until September 2014. Tainwala, 58, became associated with Samsonite in the mid-1990s when he entered into a joint venture with the firm to manufacture quality luggage in India.Tainwala, an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, grew up in Ranchi, Forbes had reported earlier. He started as an entrepreneur in the plastic processing and consumer goods industries, including with Tainwala Chemicals and Plastics (India) Limited with which he was associated from 1985 to 2008. Related Itemsramesh tainwalasamsonite
Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES Australian Open: ‘Almost dead’ Halep joins Thiem in last 16 Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celebrates at the final buzzer as the Raptors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 86-83 during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry turned in his best game since returning from injury, turning it on in the fourth quarter to help his Toronto Raptors grind out another home win.Lowry scored nine of his 24 points in the final period, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat San Antonio 86-83 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak against the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Toronto led 55-41 on DeRozan’s three-point play at 7:33 of the third but Aldridge did all the scoring in an 8-0 Spurs run that cut the gap to 63-60 heading to the fourth.TIP-INSSpurs: Aldridge has 19 double-doubles this season, one more than he had all of last season. … Kyle Anderson matched his career high with 11 rebounds.Raptors: G Fred VanVleet (right knee) missed his second straight game. … DeRozan had a team-leading six assists.HOME SWEET HOMEAfter playing nine of their past 11 games on the road, the Spurs will be at home for eight of their next nine, including six straight. “Going home doesn’t guarantee wins but it definitely gives us better mojo, better energy,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTSpurs: Host Indiana on Sunday. San Antonio has won three straight home meetings with the Pacers, but lost at Indiana earlier this season.Raptors: Visit Minnesota on Saturday. It’s Toronto’s final road game of the season against a Western Conference opponent. San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili missed his second straight game because of a sore right thigh. Ginobili returned to Texas after the Spurs won at Brooklyn on Wednesday.The Spurs shot 34 percent, making 31 of 91 attempts. Their season worst was a 33.7 percent showing in an Oct. 27 loss at Orlando.Toronto is 8-0 this season when holding opponents below 90 points.“It was a tough one, and we couldn’t score,” San Antonio guard Tony Parker said.Parker shot 1 for 9 against the Raptors while Aldridge finished 6 for 25 after missing nine of 11 attempts in the first half.“My shot just never felt good tonight,” Aldridge said.The Spurs trailed 70-69 after a 3-pointer by Bryn Forbes at 6:52 of the fourth, but DeRozan and Lowry connected on back-to-back possessions, giving Toronto a 74-69 lead with 5:11 remaining.After a jump shot by Mills, Toronto reeled off a 6-0 run including baskets by Lowry, Valanciunas and DeRozan to lead 80-71 with 2:40 left.Another 3-pointer by Forbes made it 86-83 with six seconds left. DeRozan was fouled but missed both free throws, giving San Antonio a chance to tie, but the Spurs couldn’t get a shot off in time.After making seven of 23 shots in the first quarter, the Raptors hit 11 of 20 attempts in the second, including a buzzer-beating jumper from DeRozan that gave Toronto a 44-37 lead at halftime. Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? 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Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Lowry got the Raptors off to a quick start, making a 3-pointer on his first shot of the game.“Just being aggressive,” he said. “It’s that time of year when everyone is kind of hitting a little bit of a rut, a little bit of a lull. We’ve got to continue to get better and take the step on the journey to making us a better team.”LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Pau Gasol scored 15 points and Patty Mills had 13 as San Antonio lost for the fourth time in six road games. The Spurs are 11-15 away from home.It had been more than two years since Toronto last beat San Antonio. The Raptors won 97-94 at home on Dec. 9, 2015.“They’re a well-rounded group,” DeRozan said of the Spurs. “Everybody understands their roles and they play extremely hard.”ADVERTISEMENT Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 17-3 at home, the second-best home record in the NBA behind San Antonio’s mark of 19-2.Lowry made eight of 16 shots, going 4 of 9 from 3-point range, in his third game after missing three with a bruised tailbone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRaptors coach Dwane Casey said Lowry looked stronger than he had in his previous two outings.“I thought he had a lot of bounce,” Casey said. View comments
Chelsea duo Kovacic, Ampadu substituted in Croatia-Wales stalemateby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea duo Mateo Kovacic and Ethan Ampadu were both substituted in Wales and Croatia’s 1-1 stalemate on Sunday.Tottenham’s Ben Davies went through the back of Kovacic right on the stroke of half-time, with the midfielder not returning after the break.Three minutes into the second half Bruno Petkovic clattered into Ampadu from behind, with Ampadu quickly being replaced by Joe Merrell.Gareth Bale’s goal cancelled out Nikola Vlasic’s ninth minute opener, keeping Wales’ hopes of qualification for Euro2020 alive. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Let’s say you’ve recently bought a house. Congratulations! Hopefully, you’ve found the place of your dreams and it comes with a backyard. You may not have quite figured out what to do with it yet; basic grass seems too plain, but you don’t want a massive water feature either.If you’re looking to add a room or extend the space of your home, consider this novel Australian option: Inoutside.The company prefabricates miniature structures with high design and maximum functionality that fall somewhere between workshop and tiny house. Some of the layouts are even ideal for small rentals or AirBnBs.Inoutside has three distinctive designs to choose from, with a fourth option to customize your own. The first is the Cooba, which has a wide front glass door for plenty of natural light and could work well as an artist studio.The second is the Kamaroo, which could become your new man cave, or even a small gym. Front-facing slider doors open up your space to the world with plenty of air circulation. This could also be home to an indoor bar that makes the most of a combined patio area.Lastly, the Mallee: the biggest of the designs, which could suit the musician or librarian. It features a recessed wall nook for a bookcase or gear setup, giving you the best-looking workshop on the block. Although it’s offered in floor plans as small as 3 feet by 3 feet, the Mallee really benefits from having a bigger open space to unwind and sink into whatever hobbies you have. The largest options is 7 feet by 5 feet.Inoutside prefabs start at around $11,500 (before taxes and transportation fees), but are a slick, handsome addition if you’re looking for something unique. We suggest adding some extra budget for customizing, because once you get into building your own private haven, the sky’s the limit.prefabs What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Editors’ Recommendations Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway
zoom The new Wärtsilä slop water treatment system has been ordered for an ultra-deep water drillship operating in the Gulf of Mexico.The order is the first for the new system, which enhances Wärtsilä’s position as the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services.The Wärtsilä slop water treatment system is designed to treat and clean water contaminated with slop or drilling mud. For operators, large volumes of slop mud result in enormous disposal expenses and represent a potentially significant environmental issue.“Wärtsilä has vast experience in the treatment of oil, water and discharge waste for offshore platforms, production vessels, and other maritime vessels with systems that meet all existing and anticipated standards. By being able to provide high performance solutions that safely reduce the need for drill slop to be sent ashore, we are promoting environmental sustainability as well as lowering our customers’ operating costs,” says Juha Kytölä, Vice President Environmental Solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power.The drillship for which this first installation is intended, is capable of drilling wells at water depths of up to 10,000 ft (3100 m). It has a drill water capacity of 2178 m3, which provides an indication of the amount of slop water that will be handled by the Wärtsilä slop water treatment system.Wärtsilä Slop Water Treatment systemThe system’s processing principles are based on a combination of chemical treatment and dissolved air flotation. The chemicals flocculate and bind together particles, making them easier to separate, which then allows flotation by dissolved air to separate both particles and oil from the water.The result is clear water, free of particles and oil, and acceptable for discharging into the environment or for reuse on the rig. The discharge is monitored by an in-line, oil-in-water content meter that ensures that the oil in the water is below the required limits before the water is pumped overboard.Wärtsilä has a complete innovative offering for waste water treatment in the oil and gas and maritime industries. It includes oily water separators for controlling bilge media and discharge, Membrane BioReactor Systems to treat grey and black water, seawater desalination plants to produce fresh, drinkable water, sewage treatment plants, and vacuum collection systems.Wärtsilä, February 21, 2014
Family violence is an issue that concerns many Nova Scotians. TheDepartment of Community Services works together with communitiesacross the province to help end violence in the home. This week — Sunday, Feb. 8 to Saturday, Feb. 14 — is FamilyViolence Prevention Week. The special week is held each year toraise awareness about the importance of preventing andeliminating violence in the home. “The home should be a safe place for each member of the family,”said David Morse, Minister of Community Services. “We recognizethe issue of family violence is a priority and provide close to$5 million each year for transition houses, men’s interventionprograms and other related support services.” Each year, Family Violence Prevention Week is used to increasepublic awareness about the issue. The Department of CommunityServices works with transition houses, men’s interventionprograms and other local community organizations to providesupport, assistance and education to families that haveexperienced violence. Community services and children’s aidsocieties also provide child-welfare and child-protectionservices under the Family and Children’s Services Act. As part of the Domestic Violence Intervention Act, which waspassed in 2003, victims of family violence now have access toemergency-protection orders that preserve financial and physicalwell-being. Emergency protection orders can range from 30-dayorders, which provide for temporary possession of the home orbank accounts, to orders that direct an individual to have nocontact with the victim. “Community Services is working with many dedicated organizationstoward an end to family violence in Nova Scotia,” Mr. Morse said.”Together with our community partners, we will continue to workhard to eliminate family violence in Nova Scotia.”
John Elway, Pro Hall of Fame Quarterback, and his wife Paige were recently honored at the Carousal Ball for being incredible ambassadors in the Denver community.In addition to diabetes, they support the Boys and Girls Club, dog related causes, and more. The Elways have helped raise millions of dollars for charities and are a true inspiration.Other celebrities who graciously donated their time to entertain the attendees were David Foster (Master of Ceremonies and Music Director), Usher, and Ruben Studdard. At one point in the evening, Mr. Foster stepped off the stage and into the crowd randomly seeking top singing talent. Three surprised guests, including one child, were given a microphone and the opportunity to share a song of their choosing with the crowd. The attendees loved this spontaneous moment and cheered for those in the spotlight.The event raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. The Center currently cares and provides programs for children and adults worldwide with diabetes. In addition, two core laboratories bring together scientists worldwide to perform studies on cure and prevention. Read more information here.The silent and live auctions were generously supported by many sponsors. The top bid of the evening was for two tickets to the upcoming Broncos versus Ravens game in Baltimore. The prize included transportation – flying on the team jet with the Broncos. The first winner surprised everyone by donating the prize back to the auction so more money could be raised for diabetes. By the end of the night, thousands of dollars were eagerly donated by the attendees.Over 1.2 million people suffer from Type 1 Diabetes, the most severe type which is also known as childhood, juvenile, or insulin-dependent diabetes. Currently, there is no cure. Each child diagnosed will have the disease for the rest of his life. Fortunately, many people are committed to raising money for care, research, and eventually finding a cure for this autoimmune disease.Several children with diabetes from the Barbara Davis Center were at the event as participants and auction volunteers. Many of them wore exterior insulin pumps somewhere on their bodies to manage insulin levels. Nancy Gaines, CEO of Gain Advantages, Inc., had the opportunity to talk with one young volunteer named Parker. “I was so impressed by him. He clearly understood his disease, yet he was so brave and truly wanted to support the event. I am pleased to learn the artificial pancreas may soon be the answer to diabetes so kids won’t need pumps and tubes.”Besides the Carousal Ball, October 2 is special to diabetes in another way. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper just signed a document to proclaim October 2 as Childhood Diabetes Awareness Day. With over 30 million Americans living with diabetes, this proclamation is a great way to encourage awareness and treatment of the disease – and hopefully discover a cure one day.
“We hope that Tamils can return to that stability enjoyed before the colonization by the Europeans in the island of Sri Lanka,” Tamils for Trump said. (Colombo Gazette) US President Donald Trump has been urged to intervene and ensure justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka.The ‘Tamils for Trump’ organisation, in a letter to President Trump, wished him for the new year and urged him to work for international justice for the Tamil victims either through the ICC or International Tribunal for the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan officials during the ethnic war that killed over 145,000 Tamils. The Tamils for Trump said there is a need to help the Tamil victims in the North and East to determine their own destiny and reestablish Tamils’ independence. “No Singhalese has ever been held accountable for any outrage against Tamils since the independence from the British. Justice and Truth are overdue, and we expect that 2018 is the year in which Tamils should get them. US acted rightfully and courageously in helping the victims in South Sudan to determine their own destiny. The same thing must be done for Tamil victims in the northeast of Sri Lanka, and we hope you will get it done,” the letter stated.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The Latest on the second day at the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):3:25 p.m.D’Mitrik Trice set career highs with 25 points and a tournament-record seven 3-pointers to help No. 25 Wisconsin beat Oklahoma 78-58 in Thursday’s semifinals at the Battle 4 Atlantis.Trice started 7 for 7 from behind the arc, the last coming when he pump-faked a defender and stepped to his right to bury the shot for a 66-47 lead with 6:22 left. But he finally missed a 3 less than a minute later to finish at 7 for 8.That was also the first missed 3 after halftime for the Badgers (5-0), who made 8 of 9 after halftime and 14 of 22 for the game. Wisconsin shot 59 per cent in the second half, using a 10-0 run to blow the game open and earn a trip in Friday’s championship game.Christian James scored 18 points for the Sooners (4-1), who shot 47 per cent but couldn’t slow the Badgers’ second-half roll.___2:15 a.m.The Battle 4 Atlantis resumes with a Thanksgiving Day slate of four games that include semifinal contests for fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin in the Bahamas.The Badgers advanced by beating Stanford and will play in Thursday’s first semifinal against Oklahoma, which beat Florida in Wednesday’s first round.The next semifinal will feature the Cavaliers against Dayton.The consolation bracket will feature a power-conference matchup between Florida of the Southeastern Conference and Stanford of the Pac-12. There’s also a game between Butler and Middle Tennessee.The tournament is being played in Imperial Arena, a converted ballroom that seats about 3,500 fans. It concludes Friday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press
Senior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt (90) and junior defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) wait to start the next drill during during the Buckeyes’ first spring practice on March 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorThe Ohio State football team took to the field Tuesday to begin spring practice less than two months after winning the first College Football Playoff National Championship.While there will be a plethora of focus on the quarterback battle, the Buckeyes also have to find replacements for eight departed starters.That means position battles across the board will be underway throughout spring practice and into the summer, with one of the key battles coming at defensive line.With defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Steve Miller graduating, the Buckeyes will need to fill two spots on the defensive front. Coach Urban Meyer said he is counting on the young defensive linemen on the roster to step up, but at the moment, there seems to be an issue with that.“I’m very disappointed in the young defensive linemen we brought in here,” Meyer said. “Not with the kind of people that they are, just with their performance.”The Buckeyes will have All-American Joey Bosa back for his junior season, as well as senior Adolphus Washington. They are expected to anchor the line once again, but Meyer said he fears the team could take a step back if the holes created by Bennett and Miller’s departure aren’t filled.“If Mike Bennett leaves and you’re not as good as Mike Bennett, our team is not as good,” he said.Although the shoes left to fill are large, there will be plenty of players competing for those spots. On the national championship roster, there were four junior defensive linemen, two sophomores and eight freshmen.Tommy Schutt, one of the four juniors on the 2014 roster and a potential replacement for Bennett, needs to be better, Meyer said. Schutt has started just two games in his career, the last of which came in 2013 against Illinois.Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said Schutt has been good in the past “in flashes,” but consistency has been an issue.“Tommy Schutt is an older guy, but he’s been really good in the past,” Perry said. “So we’re hoping for some consistency with him.”If Schutt struggles to be more consistent, Donovan Munger and Michael Hill, two redshirt-sophomores, might get the start on the interior opposite Washington come Sept. 7, when the Buckeyes are set to open their season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Munger rotated in on the line last season and recorded five total tackles. Hill appeared in three games early in the 2013 season before getting hurt and earning a medical redshirt.To replace Miller on the end, Meyer said he is looking at three players: Sam Hubbard, Jalyn Holmes and Tyquan Lewis.Redshirt-freshman defensive lineman Sam Hubbard participates in a drill during the Buckeyes’ first spring practice on March 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorHubbard redshirted last season, his first in Columbus, but Meyer was positive about his efforts.“We almost pulled his redshirt last year because he came on so hard,” Meyer said.Holmes, a sophomore from Virginia, rotated in on the defensive line last season and totaled five tackles during OSU’s blowout win against Kent State and four in a win over Illinois.Lewis, a redshirt-sophomore, had nine tackles in 2014, including one in the national title game.With all the different players battling for the two starting positions, Meyer said he plans to watch “very closely” and added that the young guys “have to get better.”Perry, who tallied 124 tackles last season, has more positive projections when it comes to the younger guys.“Across the board, we’ve just got a lot of guys that we wanna develop and make sure that we can have some depth but also so they can step in and be really good players for us,” Perry said.Perry added he expects the defense, with the new guys, to be “really good” next season, with the help of spring practice.“It’s a great time to get in and actually learn the game of football, really learn what we’re doing and also develop players so we can have some depth, some experience and be ready to rock ‘n’ roll,” he said.
GARDAÍ HAVE CHARGED a man in connection to the Elaine O’Hara murder investigation.The male aged in his 40s, being held at Blackrock Gardaí, is due to appear before Dún Laoghaire District Court this morning at 10.30am.The man was held overnight for questioning.Blackrock The 41-year-old man in custody, was held under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act for which he could be detained for up to 24 hours.He was arrested yesterday morning at 7.10am.The remains of 36-year-old childcare assistant Elaine O’Hara were found in the Dublin mountains near Rathfarnham last month over a year after she went missing from her home in Killiney.MissingAfter the discovery of her remains, Gardaí had issued several renewed appeals for information on her disappearance including a request for anyone who may have spoken to her on the day she went missing 22 August 2012. Man arrested in connection with murder of Elaine O’Hara>Elaine O’Hara: 120 statements taken, 1600 hours of CCTV footage seized>
Déséquilibre alimentaire : stop au grignotage France – L’institut Medical Research vient de publier les résultats d’une étude montrant que huit médecins généralistes sur 10 s’inquiètent du grignotage.Commandée par SEB, l’enquête a été menée de mai à juillet dernier sur le territoire français. Ses résultats montrent que les Franciliens payent le plus lourd tribut à la malbouffe : leurs conditions de vie font qu’ils sont les plus touchés par les déséquilibres alimentaires. Pointés du doigt, les déjeuners sur le pouce qui concernent 92% de la population adulte. Les autres causes sont une alimentation trop grasse, et la consommation de plats préparés qui remplacent la cuisine maison. Chez les enfants, ce sont les grignotages et l’excès de sucre qui causent le plus de tort, ainsi que le manque de variété des repas. Au total, les médecins français notent des déséquilibres alimentaires chez plus de 25% de leurs patients. A la clé, prise de poids, obésité, diabète, hypertension, cholestérol… Un bon point peut être accordé aux Bretons, qui sont les mieux nourris de tous les Français. Le 17 octobre 2010 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
As Samsung struggles with a widespread recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, more incidents are popping up that reaffirm the possible dangers issued by the company, including some major fires seemingly out of place with such a small device.This latest report comes from Port St. Lucie, Fla., where police investigated a fire that had fully engulfed a car in flames Tuesday night.While officials haven’t confirmed whether the fire was caused by a Galaxy Note 7, the owner of the car assigned that blame. According to WPBF, a local ABC affiliate, Clifford Samuels, who was unharmed following the blaze, told police that he had been charging his phone when it “burst into flames.”Fire marshals are still investigating the cause of the fire.Whether or not the Galaxy Note 7 could’ve caused the fire, the incident is yet another blow to the technology manufacturer. This latest incident comes after Samsung issued a recall in the beginning of September after it received reports of the phone exploding due to faulty batteries. It’s believed that the recall can affect 2.5 million phones.In the meantime, shares have dropped drastically, causing billions of dollars in losses to its market value.Samsung issued a statement last week that claimed there were a small number of incidents, none fatal. It’s also working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue an official nationwide recall and has announced plans for a software update in South Korea that would limit the battery charge.If you’re wondering whether to return your Galaxy Note 7, please do. According to Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, “New Note7 replacement devices will be issued to exchange program participants upon completion of the CPSC process. In the interim, consumers can return their Note7 for another device.”Another high profile event can be attributed to the Note 7. It was reported Monday that one of the phones exploded in a 6-year-old boy’s hands, causing severe burns.
Stay on target Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower I dunno about you, but I’m really fascinated by home automation. Yeah, it’s a little creepy, having parts of your life more or less managed by machines or computers, but honestly? It’s just nice. I got a great HDMI switch a couple of weeks back that automagically moves to the device I need by figuring out which is sending the most data and therefore most likely to be “active.” It’s dorky, but it’s just the kind of thing I dork out over.Anyway… wouldn’t it be rad if your whole room was like that? That’s the idea behind Ori Systems. It’s basically a motorized room that can adjust and move about based on your needs. You can, for example, configure it so that you have a sprawling mattress to catch your Zs. Then, when it’s time to start the day, you can fold that away and get to work at your desk. Or, you could tuck away the business and bust out the entertainment center.Ori Systems started as an MIT project called CityHome. The idea is to help automate and motorize living spaces to help city dwellers get more efficient use of their space. If you’re not using your bed, you should be able to fold it away and reclaim that area. It could make studios and other compact spaces far, far more livable. Running with the idea of folding, the group rebranded themselves as Ori Systems — named after origami, the Japanese art of folding.Ori – One Room. A Hundred Ways. from Ori on Vimeo.Right now it’s only available to real-estate developers for a whopping $10,000 in major North American cities. Models have been tested in a few apartment complexes and Airbnb spots. Using that, Ori hopes that they’ve got a system that could go a long way towards making cities more comfortable. There are tons of methods of control, from automated systems run on Belkin’s WeMo hardware to simple voice commands via Amazon’s Alexa.There’s only going to be 1,200 units for now, but hopefully, that’ll be enough to start expanding. I know I’m not supposed to editorialize and play up the business I’m covering, but this is Geek, and I think this thing is cool as hell. I want one, even though I could never afford it. But I just… love everything about it and the idea of it, and…. Uggggggggh why does stuff I like have to take time to be a thing?
Stay on target Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle In our review of DirecTV Now (don’t you dare say Direct TV) we mused that the precursors to today’s streaming TV service revolution were satellite TV providers. You could trace a line leading from weird but cool and premium satellite-based niche cable TV alternatives to weird but cool and premium internet-based (not longer so) niche cable TV alternatives. You’re still cutting the cord; you’re just cutting it for something else.Back in the day, if you wanted to get TV from a satellite dish, naturally you’d at least consider Dish Network. And like DirecTV, Dish now has its own answer for today’s streaming-obsessed culture: AirTV. But while other providers have created their own streaming software services, AirTV is a hardware solution, a solution that feels like a backdoor to bolting a satellite dish on your house again.Like Roku or Apple TV, Dish AirTV is a streaming media device. Specifically, it’s an Android-based, 4K streaming box that collects and presents all of the services you’re subscribed to in one convenient interface. Want to watch streaming shows on Netflix? You can. Want to watch live TV through Sling TV? You can. The remote has dedicated branded buttons for those two services, but you can load up anything you can find on the Google Play Store. You can even pair a Bluetooth controller to play some games.At first, I thought it was odd that Dish would only make a box for playing other company’s services rather than creating a service of its own. AirTV is for using the internet to help you conveniently watch more things on your TV, not watching more TV anywhere via the convenience of the internet. But then I remembered that Dish also makes the Hopper DVR box, so the company is no stranger to hardware.Plenty of other boxes offer similar streaming functionality as Dish AirTV. Heck, most video game console offers those features. However, AirTV does offer one peculiar feature its competition lacks. The base AirTV costs $99. But for $39 (or in a $129 discount bundle) you can also purchase the AirTV adapter. This Chromecast-esque dongle lets you watch local over-the-air (OTA) channels through AirTV. That means you can enjoy classic local sports and news channels, your trusted NBC or CBS affiliates, through the thoroughly modern AirTV streaming interface. It’s pretty wild.But is it actually useful? Like Slingbox, the focus on “normal” TV seems like a way to help cautious and skeptical older folks still married to traditional television put one foot in uncharted streaming waters. Unless you have a particularly freaky public access scene, who else is that concerned about keeping their local channels?Plus, using the adapter requires an extra antenna installation process complicated enough Dish lets you hire a professional to come do it for you, provided you live somewhere you can even bolt an antenna to. It runs counter to the streaming’s easy, untethered nature. It’s like it’s just a cool skin on regular satellite TV. I think of that meme where old Steve Buscemi poorly tries to blend in with the youths. “How do you do, fellow cord cutters?”Still, having access to OTA channels is a potentially cool feature AirTV offers that no one else does. And in the crowded streaming landscape, having anything to stand out is helpful. If you’re going to get Dish AirTV, you might as well go all out and get the adapter as well. How else are you going to watch Stranger Things and your local Indiana weather on the same box?Purchase Dish AirTVView as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is calling for the repeal of an “antiquated” law that prevents tribes from operating distilleries. Given the support she received from the House Natural Resources’ Indian Affairs subcommittee during a hearing for HR 5317, Herrera Beutler may succeed.“I’m pleased to put this bill forward to help place Indian tribes on equal footing with nontribal citizens by allowing them to pursue the same economic opportunities as everyone else,” Herrera Beutler said after Thursday’s hearing. “It’s encouraging that it’s advancing in Congress; it will be a win for the Chehalis Tribe when it’s allowed to build a distillery, brewery, restaurant and educational training facility on its own land. And it’ll be a win for Southwest Washington when we remove this 1834 law because this project will bring more than 100 jobs to our region.”Chehalis Tribal Chairman Harry Pickernell Sr. testified at the hearing before the subcommittee.“Much of the tribe’s land is on the flood plain, and the tribe has very little land available for development,” Pickernell said. “The tribe operates a casino but is always looking for a way to diversify its economic base.”The rule that Herrera Beutler’s bill would repeal is leftover from liquor prohibition rules set in 1834. Anyone who builds a distillery on tribal land faces a $1,000 fine and the government is directed to break up any operations that exist.Pickernell testified that the rule has never been enforced, but it is impacting their ability to move forward with new development. He said the Chehalis Tribe partnered with the Great Wolf Resorts to build the first Great Wolf Lodge on tribal lands in 2008. The tribe is now planning to build a standalone brewery and distillery.
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (WSVN) — The wife of a former NFL star appeared in court, Friday, after being accused of domestic violence.Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor told police his 42-year-old wife, Lynette Taylor, attacked him during an argument at their Pembroke Pines home, Thursday.A judge ordered Lynette to stay more than 500 feet away from her husband and not communicate with him. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Sitka Fine Arts Camp opened a permanent art installation at a Wednesday night. “Create, Memory” showcases pieces from local Alaska Native artists. The exhibit is a nod to the history of the original Sheldon Jackson Training School and later, college, which was influential in the lives of many Alaska Natives.Strength. Loss. Healing. Transformation. Those are themes present in the art adorning new gallery space in Allen Hall.A trio of Robert Davis Hoffman’s graphic paintings of native stories—Salmon Boy, The Woman who married a Bear and Raven baby—line the stairwell. His artist statement said those stories are all ones of transformation, representing how the campus became what it is today. Above the stairs is a canopy of copper devils club leaves, crafted by artist and curator of the collection, Mary Goddard.Goddard said devil’s club is symbol of healing and protection in Tlingit culture. She wanted her piece to evoke feelings “similar to when you go for a walk in the forest and you’re walking under these giant leaves and you feel protected and you feel secure. I wanted that same feeling when you come into the environment.”Her piece is the bridge between Jennifer Younger’s copper “Fragmented,” representing the Presbyterian presence in Tlingit culture and Dave Galanin’s 4-foot copper tinaa, which looks like a shield, a symbol of wealth and status.“It really did break apart their culture and their native lifestyle,” said Younger. “So It’s broken apart you can see the pieces—the broken raven the broken eagle but it what it represents is that it’s still here and those piece still can be put back together and carry on that history.”The tinaa is ancient symbol, and was also used as currency, which fascinates Galanin. The famed metal worker says it implies the value of sharing knowledge, culture and art, like the Fine Arts Camp does.“The thing about artwork in general is those are the last things that people find after a culture dies off and when you look at the Mayans for instance they have your art still,” Galanin said. “The people aren’t there but the artwork is. It still stands.”The CIRI foundation and matching monies from the Steward Family funded the exhibit. Galanin said Goddard recruited the artists first and they worked on their pieces independently.“The amazing thing is they all tie in together,” said Galanin. “The story evolved on its own.”To Younger, the artwork’s story is one of perseverance.“Any maybe hurt, even unintentional, we all can heal and bring it back together full circle,” Younger said.Sitka Fine Arts Camp wants the campus to become more of a community gathering space. Kenley Jackson, the camp’s program director, said the artwork gives it that feel.“We hope people enjoy it for years to come and kids are inspired by it,” said Jackson. “I think when you read the artist statement it tells the story of the impact art can have and the impact this place has had on people for a long time.”While the work is pregnant with meaning, it’s also all visually stunning.“You see it right as you walk in and it’s like, ‘bam.’ It’s beautiful,” spectator Amanda Roberts said, talking about Galanin’s tinaa.Roberts said she enjoys how the work will remain on campus forever, a talisman of the history of the Tlingit people and the college.“This is something to be able to leave behind and this is such an artistic community it’s neat to be able to have that shared in an artistic way,” said Roberts.“Create, Memory” is in the Del Shirley room on the second floor of Allen Hall, named for Delbert Wallace Shirley III, who taught at Sheldon Jackson College.
A new study co-authored by two UAF researchers suggests that contrary to previous studies Alaska’s wildfires and thawing permafrost may not generate more carbon that its ecosystems can capture – at least, through the end of the century.Download AudioThat’s potentially positive short-term news. But the study by David McGuire and Scott Rupp advises that Alaska could yet become a net producer of carbon if temperature increases, permafrost thaw and wildfire frequency and intensity are much greater than the study anticipates.That in turn could lead to greater concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases and more warming, an ongoing process climate scientists call a “feedback loop.”McGuire, with UAF’s Institute of Arctic Biology, and Rupp, director of UAF’s Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, worked with other researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and Forest Service on the study. It’s titled Baseline and Projected Future Carbon Storage and Greenhouse-Gas Fluxes in Ecosystems of Alaska.