first_imgDarjeeling: Darjeeling is all set to ring in the festive as well as the tourist season with the Darjeeling Fest 2019.Organised by the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, the festival will be flagged off on September 20 and will continue till September 27. The festival will be held in different venues in Darjeeling. “The festival is being organised to give a boost to tourism which is the economic mainstay of this region. This year, India has been chosen as the host country by the United Nations to commemorate World Tourism Day. The theme this year is Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all,” said Anit Thapa, Chairman, GTA. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The festival is a celebration of the rich and diverse culture of Darjeeling showcased through music, art, dance, sports. The Hill town has always been a joyful place and through this festival we will celebrate peace, harmony and joy,” said Anil Biswakarma, coordinator. The festival will host flower shows, pet shows, fashion shows, football, taekwondo, photography, art, body building, archery, bike rallies and cultural shows. Traditional sports like “Chungi” will also find a place in the festival. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”The festival will be flagged off with a colorful parade from the Darjeeling Motor Stand on September 20 at 10am. The residents dressed in traditional attire depicting the rich and diverse culture of Darjeeling will take part in the parade. The festival will come to an end on September 27 on World Tourism Day,” said organizer Priya Pundit. An Inter College Fest “Confluence” in also on the cards. “We have been organising Confluence successfully since 2007. It is to promote creativity and an excellent platform for exchange of ideas among students,” said organiser Rajeev Thatal. Confluence will be held on September 27 and 28 at the Jorebunglow Degree College. Thirteen colleges from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sikkim will take part in the festival. The festival will include music, cultural shows, quiz, extempore speech, art, photography, documentary, short film shows and career guidance.last_img read more

first_imgWATERTOWN, N.Y. — A survey of businesses in the Thousands Island region along the U.S.-Canada border say this past summer was a strong one for tourism.WWNY-TV in Watertown reports that the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council conducted the survey, and more than 150 businesses in the U.S. and Canada responded with positive feedback.Most reported that that business was booming throughout the summer season, with good weather, the ease of crossing the border and lower water levels along the St. Lawrence River were mentioned as factors.Heavy rains in the spring of 2017 raised water levels on Lake Ontario and the river, hurting many waterside businesses that rely on tourist traffic.More than half of the businesses that responded to the survey say they expect tourism will slightly increase over the next five years.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Rabat – Morocco’s security forces have aborted approximately 65,000 irregular migration attempts annually since 2016.The number has more than doubled from an average of 32,000 annually between 2003 and 2015 to nearly 65,000 since 2016.The new statistics were shared by Khalid Zerouali, governor and director of immigration and border surveillance, in an interview with Jeune Afrique. Zerouali’s interview comes at a sensitive time as irregular migration has put pressure on the government to find a concrete solution to fight trafficking networks.Zerouali also spoke about Moroccan-Spanish security cooperation, saying that the regular meetings of their migration group have enabled the two countries to harmonize their analysis matrices and coordinate their actions to fight irregular migration and promote legal channels of migration.Read Also: EU Commission Wants More Security Cooperation with Morocco Against Undocumented ImmigrationMorocco and Spain created the migration group in 2003.Zerouali also recalled recent meetings with Morocco’s Minister of Interior Abdelouafi Laftit and European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos.  He said that the meetings ushered in a new era of renewed cooperation between Morocco and the EU in border control and fighting migration networks.He also said that the “contours of this cooperation” are “being finalized by the experts of both parties.”Zerouali recalled a statement from Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, who expressed Morocco’s refusal to host migrant centers for Europe.Zerouali said, “This refusal is also consistent with our acceptance of the notion of shared responsibility.”In recent months, Morocco has made its position clear on migration centers. Several officials explained that migrant centers would only be a temporary solution that would fail to solve the overall issue.Read Also: Morocco Asks Spain for €60 Million to Fight Undocumented MigrationOn October 4, Morocco’s Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said that creating reception centers for migrants is only Europe’s attempt to externalize its migration challenges.“We need a long-term solution and not an immediate economic solution.”El Khalfi asserted that reception centers would run counter to human rights, and Morocco could not agree to be involved. read more

Warren Tichenor, American Ambassador to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva, deposited his country’s instrument of ratification today, noting that the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks will allow US companies and those of other signatories to protect their brand labels abroad.This pact, concluded under the auspices of the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in March 2006, is an update to the 1994 Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) to bring it in line with the technological developments of the past decade.It deals mostly with procedural aspects of trademark registration and licensing, and eliminates some red tape in trademark registration.Today’s ratification by the US brings the current number of States party to the Treaty to eight, and it will enter into force as soon as 10 countries or intergovernmental organizations have taken action.To date, more than 50 countries have declared their intention to formally join the pact by signing it.Once operational, “brand owners will benefit from reduced transaction costs thanks to the efficiencies built into the Treaty, which simplifies and standardizes trademark office procedures,” Francis Gurry, the new Director General of WIPO, said, voicing hope that more countries will proceed towards ratifying the Treaty.When appointed last week by acclamation, the Australian official noted the volume of work facing many patent offices due to a sustained trend to harness the economic value of innovation through the acquisition of property rights.“The functional consequence of this trend is that the system is becoming a victim of its own success” with patent offices “choking on demand and struggling to perform in a manner that is timely enough to be responsive to the needs of the economy,” he said in his acceptance speech to WIPO’s General Assembly, whose annual meeting wrapped up on Monday. 1 October 2008The United Nations agency entrusted with protecting intellectual property rights today lauded the United States’ ratification of a key global trademark treaty. read more

“The complex peace and security challenges we face in Africa are such that neither the United Nations nor the African Union can address the challenges on their own”, Sahle-Work Zewde, the UN Special Representative to the AU and Head of the UN Office there (UNOAU), told the UN Security Council.“As the Secretary-General noted during his briefing to the AU Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa last week, the African Union is the most important strategic partner between the United Nations and a regional organization in peace and security, development and human rights,” she added.The two organization have prioritized the development of a systematic, predictable and strategic partnership, based on mutual respect, shared values and comparative advantage, Ms. Zewde noted.The UN and AU signed the Joint Framework for Enhanced Partnership in Peace and Security in April last year, and the Joint Framework for Implementation of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in January 2018.The partnership has since been “characterized by closer collaboration, more regular exchange of information and consultations, and coordinated action including joint field visits and joint statements”, she said.Ms. Zewde was briefing the UN Security Council on the Secretary-General’s report on strengthening the partnership between the two organizations on issues of peace and security in Africa, including the work of her Office.A key point of the report is that the UN and the AU recognize their inter-dependence.They also need to recognize the critical role of sub-regional organizations, which are often the first to detect early warning signs of impending conflict, and are important partners in promoting dialogue and reconciliation.She stressed however, that even though the UN-AU relationship is stronger than ever, they need to work even more closely.She also underscored the importance of conflict resolution by reacting quickly and decisively to head off conflict before it escalates, while ensuring African ownership of this process.In the report, the Secretary-General has expressed his support for the financing of AU-led peace support operations authorized by the Security Council, including through UN assessed contributions.It is also essential that the issue of predictable and sustainable financing for AU peace operations authorized by the Security Council is – on a case-by-case basis – framed within the context of a mutually-agreed political strategy, and informed by joint analysis, she added. read more

Experiences of migrant workers will be the focus of an upcoming forum at Brock.The Niagara Forum on Migrant Worker Issues will take place on campus Sunday, Dec. 3.The daylong event will bring together members of the community, including those directly impacted, to discuss strategies to enhance and support advocacy for the rights of migrant workers.The forum is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Niagara Migrant Workers Interest Group, and sponsored by the Brock University Im/Migrant Community Outreach course (SPAN3F80/4F80) in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.After an opening plenary, participants will attend breakout sessions that include a presentation on community partnerships from three previous students of the course who are now pursuing graduate studies in related fields at other institutions. There will also be presentations from the Niagara Migrant Workers Interest Group (NMWIG) — the first community agency to be linked with the course — as well as poster displays from other former SPAN 3F80/4F80 students.Associate Professor Cristina Santos emphasized the importance of hosting the forum at the University and linking it to SPAN 3F80/4F80 course, which she created with Professor Irene Blayer in 2015.“The course is our way of giving back to the community,” she said. “We are creating global citizens by starting in our own backyard.”The forum, she said, creates a “safe space for sharing and learning around the migrant worker experience.”“The participation of our students in that dialogue is fantastic.”Migrant workers, migrant justice and human rights advocates, and front-line service and support workers are all encouraged to attend.Admission is free for migrant workers and $25 for other participants.To learn more about the forum, visit the Canadian Council for Refugees website.To register, email Marisa Berry Mendez at read more

first_imgThe Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is to equip two winders at Shandong Luneng Group’s Guotun coal mine in China with power-supply, drive and automation technology. The project is valued at around €4 million. One winder is to be put into operation in the middle of 2007 and the other one in the second half of 2008.The Shandong Luneng Group is the leading supplier of electrical energy in Shandong province, which has approximately 93 million inhabitants. The company is developing the Jinje coal mining region in the west of the province. In future, 2.4 Mt/y of coal is to be extracted in the Goutun mine.Siemens will supply and install the electrical equipment for the two shaft winding installations in the mine. The production shaft will be fitted with a synchronous motor with an output of 4.2 MW, while the supply shaft will be provided with a motor of 1.3 MW output. Medium-voltage Sinamics SM150 converters will supply the motors with power while a special winding controller will ensure safe and precision positioning of the cages. The shaft winding installations will thus be equipped with an effective and highly available drive solution, whereby operator control and monitoring will be enabled by a sophisticated visualization system. The scope of supply includes transformers, medium and low-voltage switchgear and the hydraulic brake system. Siemens is also responsible for on-site commissioning. Siemag is supplying the mechanical components of the shaft winding installations.Siemens says the main reasons is was awarded the contract was its local presence in Jinan and the good experience remembered by Luneng from previous joint projects in the area of power transfer. Mr. Zhao, Project Manager for Guotun at Shandong Luneng, said: “We have confidence in Siemens and look forward to working with the company for a long time in the future”.Siemens long history with China goes back to 1872, when the company delivered China’s first pointer telegraph. All business segments of Siemens worldwide are active in China today, including Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical, Lighting as well as Household Appliances. Core business areas are infrastructure development and industrial solutions. To date, Siemens has established more than 70 operating companies, 58 regional offices, and with about 36,000 highly qualified local staff in China.The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process read more

← Previous Story Miladin Kozlina in Metalurg Skopje Next Story → Sinka decided to say “Goodbye” – Hungarians looking for a new President One of the Icelandic players in Rhein Neckar Lowen will stay at the club. Line player, Robert Gunnarsson, who hasn’t a big personal impact on the team performances this season and reaching EHF CL’s semifinal, wants to stay in Mannheim, despite rumours moved him to the new European handball giant team, AG Copenhagen, where are already transffered Olafur Stefansson and Valur Sigurdsson.Previously, Karol Bielecki refused to left RNL in direction Copenhagen, as also Ksystof Lijewski, who is coming from HSV to RNL this summer. read more

first_imgUpdated at 18.07THE FAI CLAIM there is still a chance Kevin Doyle could be fit for Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifiers, with the striker set to undergo a scan on a thigh injury tomorrow, according to the organisation’s official Twitter account.The Wolves striker looked set to miss Ireland’s games against Germany and the Faroe Islands, after picking up the injury while training with his club today.Speaking to reporters earlier, Wolves manager Stale Solbakken ruled Doyle out of the upcoming qualifiers after he picked up the knock.Should it be confirmed, the news would come as a blow to Giovanni Trapattoni’s men, after Doyle played a vital role in helping the side secure a dramatic late victory against Kazakhstan last month.Ireland play Germany at home on 12 October, before their game in the Faroes four days later.Read: Keane in the running for Blackburn Rovers job after rejecting Turkish delights>Read: FA reveals reasons behind Terry verdict>last_img read more

first_imgGerman manager Jürgen Klopp came out and blamed himself for not explaining to his Liverpool players that they can’t run too long with the ball.In what was considered as one of the most important matches for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the Reds visited San Paolo Stadium and got a painful defeat against Napoli with a late Lorenzo Insigne goal.The German manager was not happy with his attacking players after the match because he believed that they kept the ball during long periods of time, he wanted them to release it quicker than they actually did during the match.“Sometimes Bobby [Firmino] ran too long with the ball, or Sadio [Mane] ran too long. When that happens, you cannot produce. The midfielders or the full-backs tried to go forward, but we lost the ball and had to go back in the other direction. It was intense, but we caused the intensity of the game ourselves,” said Klopp after the match.“It was an interesting looking group before we started and it’s still interesting now. We want to play better than we did tonight, but even if we don’t play brilliantly, we want a result. Tonight we weren’t as good as we could be,” he added.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But the Liverpool boss didn’t want to blame his attacking players completely, he also confessed that he has a great deal of responsibility for this result: “A big part of that performance is my fault. I need one night to watch the game again, but it looked not like it should have looked.”Jürgen Klopp admitted #LFC’s performance was not good enough after watching his side lose 1-0 to Napoli.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 3, 2018last_img read more

first_imgCAIRO — Islamist Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner Sunday in the first free presidential election in Egypt’s history, closing the tumultuous first phase of a democratic transition and opening a new struggle with the still-dominant military rulers who recently stripped the presidency of most of its powers.In Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the uprising that ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, joyous supporters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood wept and kneeled on the ground in prayer when they heard the announcement on live television. They danced, set off fireworks and released doves in the air with Morsi’s picture attached in celebrations not seen in the square since Mubarak was forced out on Feb. 11, 2011.Many are looking now to see whether Morsi will try to take on the military and wrestle back the powers they took from his office just one week ago. Thousands vowed to remain in Tahrir to demand that the ruling generals reverse their decision.In his first televised speech, the 60-year old U.S.-trained engineer called on Egyptians to unite and tried to reassure minority Christians, who mostly backed Morsi’s rival Ahmed Shafiq because they feared Islamic rule.He said he carries “a message of peace” to the world and pledged to preserve Egypt’s international accords, a reference to the peace deal with Israel.last_img read more

first_imgTesla reports fourth-quarter loss, operating expenses soar412 viewsTesla reports fourth-quarter loss, operating expenses soar412 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Tesla reports fourth-quarter loss, operating expenses soar412 viewsBusinessTesla released fourth quarter earnings late Wednesday that put the brakes on the luxury electric car maker. Costs from expanding its global sales network and developing the Model X crossover nearlyVentuno Web Player 4.50Tesla released fourth quarter earnings late Wednesday that put the brakes on the luxury electric car maker. Costs from expanding its global sales network and developing the Model X crossover nearlylast_img read more

first_imgAn Air India Airbus A320 passenger aircraft.ReutersAn Air India aircraft, bound for a flight to San Francisco, caught fire on Wednesday (April 24) night during a routine repair of the air conditioner at the Delhi airport.The auxiliary power unit (APU) of a Boeing B777-200LR (VT-ALF) flight, was damaged. The fire brigade was present at the scene and doused the fire immediately. According to reports, the plane was on the runway and was empty at the time of the incident.#WATCH Air India Delhi to San Francisco (Boeing 777) flight caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) yesterday at Delhi airport. Fire started during AC repair. Air India terms it minor incident, plane was empty at the time of repair work, fire was doused immediately.— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2019″Yesterday night at Delhi when an engineer was doing a routine technical examination of an empty aircraft (777), APU auto shut down took place. Airport fire personnel observed black fumes from the APU exhaust and believing it to be a fire hazard sprayed APU and part of the fuselage with foam spray,” a statement released by Air India on Thursday read. Twitter/ANIThey added, “After this event, APU was examined by opening its cowlings and there was no trace of any burn or external damage noticed except for the minor oil leaks traces, which was normal. A detailed inspection is going.”This is not the first mishap of an Air India aircraft. In October 2018, an Air India flight travelling from Tiruchirappalli to Dubai had unknowingly hit the perimeter wall while take-off. The pilots in the flight came to know of the incident when they were over the Arabian Sea. They had to turn back and make an emergency landing in Mumbai to repair the damage caused to the underside of the flight.last_img read more

first_img( — An ancient form may be coming to the modern world. A new project, called the Lunar Cubit, features a set of nine black pyramid-shaped solar powered structured. The structures will power thousands of homes in the Abu Dhabi desert. Each of the pyramids would be able to provide power to about 250 desert homes. This instillation may not be powerful as a standard solar power farm, but it would be visually stunning. Egypt to open inner chambers of ‘bent’ pyramid The Lunar Cubit project was designed by Robert Flottemesch, Jen DeNike, Johanna Ballhaus, and Adrian P. De Luca. It is inspired by the ancient measurements that allowed for the original pyramids to be constructed, with the proposed measurements proportional to the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Giza. Citation: The Lunar Cubit could merge art and solar power (2011, February 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: … -WEBDOWNLOADV2.0.pdf The proposed structure consists of eight small pyramids that surrounding a central, larger pyramid in a semi circle. This design allows for the structures to also act as a lunar calender. The structures will use LED lights to illuminate in different combinations to indicate the waxing or waning of the moon.The project was first submitted as a proposal in the Land Art Generator Initiative. The contest asked designers to create a large-scale renewable energy project that would double as a work of art.The Lunar Cubit would feature frameless solar panels made of glass and amorphous silicon. The structures would be expected to pay back the cost of construction in about five years. All nine of the pyramids would constitute a 1.74 MW utility-scale power plant, with the central pyramid being responsible for converting the energy to AC electricity for home use. Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: An app-cab driver has been recently arrested for assaulting an autistic child inside the cab. Authorities of Uber, the app-based cab service, apologised for the incident and returned the fare amount. According to sources, Piyali Gupta’s six-year-old son is autistic. He studies in a school at Gariahat area. Everyday his grandmother Pratima takes him to his school. On Tuesday she booked an Uber ride to reach Gariahat.Pratima was handing over the fare to the driver, the child allegedly touched the air conditioner inside the car. The app-cab driver Chandreswar Rai allegedly threatened the child to beat him. As the child could not understand him properly, he again touched the air conditioner. This time, Rai in fit of rage twisted his arm. Seeing Rai assaulting her grandson, Pratima protested. Rai allegedly threatened her with dire consequences. He also told Pratima not to move around with an austistic child. Pratima informed Piyali who lodged a complaint with the Uber. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn Wednesday, Piyali lodged a complaint with the Gariahat police station narrating the whole incident. Upon receiving the complaint sleuths got in touch with the Uber authorities in Delhi. Following the details given by the police, Uber authorities reportedly located the cab using GPS and informed the police. Later police arrested Rai from Baranagar. He has been booked under sections 341(punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Industrialists have welcomed the Union Budget 2019 and maintained that it presents a road map for new India.Sanjiv Goenka, chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group said: “This Budget lays the roadmap for a new India, for a modern India based on inclusiveness and development. One nation one grid is a new power tariff policy. Sadak Yojana, Har Ghar Jal Yojana are brilliant moves aimed for the common man. National Common Mobility Card, Interchangeability between Pan and Aadhar card are terrific thoughts Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The Finance Minister has allocated Rs 100 lakh crore for infrastructure sector for the next five years. This will not only give impetus to infrastructure and consumption, but also create a new India in terms of infrastructure. The Union Finance Minister has referred to reformation of tenancy and labour laws, all of which will help ease of living and ease of doing business in India. Overall, a brilliant vision by a great leader.” Satyam Roychowdury, Founder and MD, Techno India Group and Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University says: “This new budget is a great incentive for universities looking up and trying to improve higher education. The inclusion of fee waivers for meritorious foreign students would definitely boost the number of international students in India. The National Education Policy (NEP) would further strengthen the research funding in the academic institutes without worrying for external funds”. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”I must compliment the Finance Minister for presenting a Budget that provides a comprehensive roadmap to foster growth with social equity and climate resilience. The Budget proposal indeed gives a strong directional impetus to the agricultural sector by promoting ‘agri-preneurs’ and value addition in agri-produce whilst addressing the critical need for water security. The move to enable sustainable agriculture through zero budget farming and promotion of agri-based renewable energy is indeed laudable. It is heartening to note the thrust provided to infrastructure development, the MSME sector and job creation”, said Mr Sanjiv Puri, chairman and managing director, ITC Limited.last_img read more

first_imgChrome’s Adblocker controversy: Google raises maximum limit by Martin Brinkmann on June 13, 2019 in Google Chrome – Last Update: June 13, 2019 – 48 commentsYou have probably read a lot about the upcoming Manifest V3 for Google Chrome extensions and the controversy surrounding changes affecting ad-blockers and other extensions on the platform.A first draft of Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions was published to the public in January 2019. Criticism erupted in force because one of the changes would cripple ad-blocking functionality of Chrome extensions.Without going into too many details: content blockers on Chrome use an API called webRequest API to block certain elements on visited webpages. Google’s plan back then was to make the API “read only” and move blocking functionality to a new API called declarativeNetRequest API.One of the main problems with that API was that it had a fixed rules limit of 30,000; popular ad-blocking filter lists like EasyList have more than double the rules already so that it would become impossible to load all of the filters if the new Manifest file would be launched by Google. One of Google’s claims, that extensions that would use the old API were impacting performance negatively, was refuted.Raymond Hill, the creator of uBlock Origin and uMatrix, noted that the change would end his extensions for Google Chrome, and similar comments were made by other developers.Google tried to address concerns in May by making slight modifications to the API. The company added an option to use 5000 dynamic rules but the overall consensus was that the limitations were still to limiting.Companies that use Chromium as the core for their browsers, e.g. Brave or Vivaldi, were quick to note that they would find ways around the limit.Google announced changes that it plans to make to the Declarative Net Request API that would raise the limit of the API to 150,000. Google noted as well that it is investigating options actively to include other methods that could help extension developers leverage the API better.We are actively exploring other ways to expand this API, including adding methods to get feedback about matched rules, and support for richer redirects leveraging URL manipulation and regular expressions. Additionally, we are currently planning to change the rule limit from maximum of 30k rules per extension to a global maximum of 150k rules.Google notes that the proposed changes were never designed to “prevent or weaken” ad blockers on the Chrome platform and that Google’s main motivation behind the change was to “give developers a way to create safer and more performant ad blockers”.Another argument that Google brings forward to validate the API change is that the API has been abused in the past by malicious developers to access user “credentials, accounts, or personal information”.The argument is puzzling considering that Google announced previously that it will remove only the blocking part of the webRequest API when Manifest V3 launches. It would seem that  malicious extension developers may still use it to access user data by monitoring requests.Developers have voiced other concerns as Google focuses on a rules-based approach only. Any functionality that is not rules based might not be supported by Chrome extensions if the changes launch in the current form.Now You: What is your take on Google’s announcement?SummaryArticle NameChrome’s Adblocker controversy: Google raises maximum limitDescriptionGoogle revealed plans to modify the controversial Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions to better address concerns voiced by Chrome developers.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPAUDEX LE BRASSUS – Blancpain SA, a company of The Swatch Group Ltd., is announced that it acquired the company Vica Sàrl and, with this acquisition, the Vincent Calabrese brand.Vincent Calabrese, who created the first of his famous watches, the Golden Bridge, in 1997, also co-founded the AHCI Horological Academy of Independent Creators in 1985. At the birth of this renowned academy he created and exhibited his first Tourbillon, according to the principle of his “spatial watchmaking”. This Tourbillon, which is entirely handcrafted and made in 18-carat gold, is suspended in a case of sapphires and therefore seems to float in space. It is a piece full of poetry, the purity and esthetics of which transcend its mechanical and technical complexities.When Jacques Piguet, who at the time was the owner of Frédéric Piguet SA and Blancpain SA, discovered this watch, he asked Vincent Calabrese to create a Tourbillon for Blancpain.Vincent Calabrese has now decided to expand his creative opportunities and production facilities by selling the company Vica Sàrl to Blancpain SA, according to Blancpain in a statemetn.The Vincent Calabrese brand name as well as the facilities, developments and patents will pass into the ownership of Blancpain SA. Vincent Calabrese will join the team at Blancpain managed by Marc A. Hayek, Managing Director, and become a member of the Executive Management Board. .With Vincent Calabrese, Blancpain SA will enhance its creative capabilities in relation to highly complex watches, Blancpain said.Contact:Blancpain SA Christel Räber, Press office 1094 Paudex Tel. +41 21 796 36 17 E-Mail: christel.raeber@blancpain.comlast_img read more