Ottawa announces 50M to support survivors of genderbased violence

first_imgHALIFAX — Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef has announced $50 million for programs across Canada that support survivors of gender-based violence, saying more people than ever are coming forward to seek support and tell their stories.At an announcement in Halifax today, she said the funding — more than double the amount initially earmarked in the federal budget — comes in the wake of a global reckoning on the widespread nature of sexism, misogyny and gender-based violence.Monsef says 60 projects across the country will receive up to $1 million each over five years to address gaps in support for underserved groups, including Indigenous women, LGBTQ communities, gender non-binary people and women in rural and remote areas.In Nova Scotia, three organizations are set to receive funding: The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax, the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.The council is also set to receive matching funds of up to $1 million from the provincial government.Kelly Regan, the minister responsible for Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, says the province is also working with Mi’kmaw and African-Nova Scotian organizations to better support victims and reduce the impact of violence.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Chelsea Clinton To Host No Ceilings Google Hangout This Friday‏

first_imgOn Friday, May 30, join Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and Kennedy Odede, Founder of Shining Hope for Communities, for an online discussion on the state of global education for girls.We have seen the threat against girls’ education made real again, this time in the horrific kidnapping in Nigeria. Through this conversation, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, will highlight the gains made in girls’ education around the world over the past twenty years and the gaps that still remain, as well as discuss policies and programs that are working to improve education for girls.To take part in the discussion, RSVP here.last_img

The Matrix who wants a remake of the Wachowskis spoonbending classic

first_img Twitter Advertisement The first question about a potential reboot, remake, or reupholstering of The Matrix is this: who was asking for it? And why? Keanu Reeves wasn’t asking, though he said recently he’d be up for it if it were written and directed by its original creators, the Wachowskis. Thing is, they’re not involved yet either. Only original producer Joel Silver is anywhere to be seen in the vicinity of this rumoured rehash, and he and the Wachowskis have been described as having a “strained” relationship. Silver also no longer owns rights to The Matrix, so there’s that, too.The idea for a new version thus seems to arise from Warner Bros itself. Warners is an old-school studio, stuck with a mile-deep classic catalogue of reusable properties that aren’t, it turns out, all that reusable (would anyone prefer a remake of Casablanca or White Heat over another viewing of the originals? I thought not). The dinosaur studios are facing heavy competition from upstarts such as DC Comics and Marvel, whose libraries are awash with tentpole blockbuster material. The old studios are thus left with the option of trying to monetise more modern and mould-breaking WB classics through the power of “retread” – just one more kind of cultural self-cannibalisation. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Latrine shortage could worsen public health in Haiti UN agency says

9 February 2010Sanitation has become a pressing need in Haiti and the lack of it could pose health problems for the nearly 1 million people living in temporary settlements ahead of the rainy season, United Nations officials warned today. “Some 18,000 latrines are needed in Port-au-Prince for 900,000 people. Less than 5 per cent of the need for latrines has been met,” Paul Garwood, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson in Geneva, told journalists. The need is calculated on the basis of one latrine per 50 people.There are more than 1.2 million people are living in spontaneous settlements, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced today, and nearly 480,000 have left Port-au-Prince for neighbouring areas, putting additional stress on the rural population in those towns to support the displaced persons. Despite the high numbers of people and the need for greater sanitation, Mr. Garwood noted that there has not been a notable increase in infectious diseases so far. He said that acute respiratory infections are the most commonly reported infectious disease, accounting for up to a quarter of consultations. Diarrhoeal diseases represent up to 12 per cent of cases. The next serious category is trauma injuries, such as broken bones sustained during the quake. While slowly decreasing, they still account for more than 10 per cent of cases.Clinics are in need of supplies. UN agencies and donor countries provide medicines to various health partners on a daily basis through a large-scale coordinated effort run out of Haiti’s pharmaceuticals hub in Port-au-Prince known by its acronym PROMESS (Program on Essential Medicine and Supplies). The warehouse was recently reorganized to make it more effective.Mr. Garwood said that more than 22 containers with some 200 types of medical supplies have now arrived. The containers also included 1,000 beds, more than 200 stretchers and other items such as wheelchairs, crutches, bed sheets, blankets and pillows. Outside of Port-au-Prince, more than 1.5 tons of essential drugs were delivered this month to Les Cayes, Jérémie, Port-de-Paix and Gonaïves. WHO is expected soon to send basic emergency medicines that can treat 705,000 people for the next month.UN officials are concerned about the rainy season that is due to start in April. Mr. Garwood warned that the rains could increase morbidity rates for childhood diseases, such as acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea. read more

Sri Lanka stops visas for Myanmar nationals following Rohingya crisis

The Government fears that some Rohingya Muslims who have already sought refuge in India may look to enter Sri Lanka fearing deportation from India. In April, the coast guard detained 32 Rohingya Muslims who fled India by boat. The boat was detained in the Northern seas and was brought ashore to Kankesanthurai (KKS).There were seven women and 16 children below the age of nine, including a 15-day-old and four month old children on the boat. He said that Rohingya Muslims may visit Sri Lanka as tourists and then seek refuge. The Government has decided to suspend issuing visas for tourists from Myanmar following fears that Rohingya Muslims may attempt to enter Sri Lanka to seek refuge.Minister of Internal Affairs S. B. Navinna has told The Sunday Leader that the decision to suspend issuing visas to Myanmar nationals was taken as a result of the crisis in that country. More than 1 million Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in Myanmar‘s Rakhine State, where many in the Buddhist majority consider them interlopers from Bangladesh.Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Rakhine state after the government intensified ‘clearance operations’ following an attack by Rohingya militants on border posts, in which 12 security officials were killed.Report by Indika Sri Aravinda read more

Sharks get makeover in UNbacked 3D film

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), world famous ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and 3D Entertainment have joined forces to protect sharks with a new 3D IMAX Theatre Film, SHARKS 3D, that will have its world premiere screening on 15 December in Las Vegas. “Despite the existence of various international treaties, certain shark species have been reduced by nearly 80 per cent in the past decade alone,” UNEP’s Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said in a statement. “Today, the priority is not only to end the steady decline of the shark population, but to rehabilitate its image among the general public.” He said the IMAX film “is an ideal means of reaching a vast audience and changing a great number of people’s perception of these animals.” The movie brings the viewer face to face with a multitude of the world’s great shark species, including the Great White, Whale Shark and Hammerhead. Audiences will experience them as they truly are in their natural habitat, not wicked man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating, and highly endangered animals, UNEP said. “SHARKS 3D sheds new light on the urgent need to protect these magnificent endangered animals, which are so essential to the survival of our oceans,” Mr. Cousteau, President and Chairman of Ocean Futures Society added. “To inspire and educate people to act responsibly in order to ensure the preservation of the world’s oceans is a mission the film and I have long shared.” Filming required an extensive nine-month shoot totaling 500 dive hours on location in Guadalupe Island, Socorro Island and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico; Malpelo Island, Columbia; the Red Sea, Egypt; Sodwana Bay, South Africa; Mozambique Channel; and Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. View trailer of film read more

Ohio State quarterbacks battle for the firststring spot

OSU quarterback J.T. Barrett speaks to the media March 12.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Senior Lantern reporterMuch like this offseason, last year, the Ohio State football team had a heated battle for the quarterback depth chart on its hands.Only then, the race was on for the No. 2 slot.Now, the two contenders for last year’s backup spot — redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones — are entrenched in a race for the starting job with the incumbent heading into the 2014 campaign, redshirt-senior Braxton Miller.Jones said it’s easy for people to forget that the quarterbacks are constantly in competition, even if the starter is firmly in place.“It’s always been a competition to us,” Jones said Thursday. “Ever since I stepped on campus when (former OSU quarterback) Kenny (Guiton) was here, it’s always been a competition.”Barrett agreed with his teammate that the situation isn’t new for the Buckeyes.“Last year at this time, Braxton was coming off his surgery, me and Cardale was competing for the No. 2 spot,” Barrett said. “So it’s still the same, we still critique each other, run around and give each other advice. Braxton and Cardale help me, and I try to do my best to help them.“There’s no bad blood out here. We’re all still friends and trying to help each other.”Jones said while he and his teammates are aware of the ongoing competition, his main focus isn’t on next season, but rather just working to improve.“I don’t know (how the competition will play out). That’s up to the coaches. I’m just going through the spring, trying to get better,” Jones said.The Glenville High School product added that he doesn’t think that any decisions will be made for the foreseeable future, which helps alleviate some of the pressure.“I don’t think anything will be decided in the preseason. That’s not up to me, but I don’t think I have an advantage over the guys, because they’re still doing things to get better. Quarterbacks always get better,” he said.The résumés of the three quarterbacks could only make the situation murkier for coach Urban Meyer and new co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck.Miller is a two-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, and Barrett is the reigning holder of that title. Jones made three starts last season, throwing for 742 yards as a starter — which just so happened to come in emphatic victories in the Big Ten Championship Game, Allstate Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship Game.However, Jones said he thinks, in the eyes of both the candidates and the coaching staff, that the past is the past and should not play into the decision of who the best man for the job is in 2015.“That really don’t mean anything now,” Jones said. “That meant a lot to us, going through that run we had, but I don’t think last year’s going to affect the competition for this year.“If we would’ve won or lost the national championship or Big Ten championship, I still would’ve come into spring the same.”OSU quarterback Cardale Jones speaks to the media March 12.Credit: Ryan Cooper / Senior Lantern reporterBarrett said the on-field abilities of the trio are not in question. What the battle could come down to, he said, are some of the other qualities that a coach needs out of his quarterback.“For me to be that guy, I think just being able to lead the guys around me,” Barrett said. “I think all three of us definitely have the ability to definitely go out there and play good, but being able to go out there and lead the people who may not have the same ability and give them confidence will be big.”One advantage over the competition that Jones might hold is the ability to work with the team as spring practice begins. Barrett is still recovering from a fractured right ankle suffered Nov. 29 against Michigan, while Miller’s road to recovery from August shoulder surgery is still ongoing.Barrett said he is on track in his recovery, but there is no timetable for the Wichita Falls, Texas, native to see the field. He said he is more concerned with entering the competition healthy than returning quickly.“I’m on schedule, but there’s not really a set date where I’ll be ready to pass and run, things like that. It’s really just how I feel,” Barrett said.An update on Miller’s return to the field was not available Thursday, as the redshirt-senior opted not to speak with the media after practice.One thing Barrett doesn’t expect to see in 2015 is a two- or three-quarterback system. He said that he believes one player will be the starter, and the other two will simply be waiting in the wings.But if Barrett is not named the first-stringer, he doesn’t anticipate a loss in motivation.“If I’m not the starter, then obviously I’m not doing something right. I can always get better,” Barrett said. “So I would keep trying to get better.“Somebody’s going to be the best quarterback for Ohio State, so whoever that is, I think that’s going to be a great situation for our team, and we just let the other two guys know that they need to get better and have things to work on.”OSU will have until Sept. 7 to select the starter, when it is scheduled to open the season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. read more

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth Coveney says its not on

first_img By Christina Finn Share355 Tweet Email2 Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 5:20 PM Mar 23rd 2019, 2:16 PM Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it’s not on the table It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until yesterday’s statement. 57,758 Views Image: Sam Boal It’s all about strengthening relations and that whatever happens with Brexit we still want to be good neighbours and we want to work towards the common good.Donaldson said the DUP’s message today is “yes, we are facing challenges” such as Brexit, but in the end “the most important thing is building human relationships”.“We need to do better,” he said, referring to building and sustaining relationships on the island of Ireland. The DUP MP spoke about Ireland’s “shared history”, stating “we face some challenges… in dealing with Brexit in a way that avoids calamity, but in the end we will always face challenges, what is important is the human relationships and about building those relationships .. and that is what we need to do better”. “There are many who see Brexit as getting in the way of that when we could look back at many points in our history and see similar moments. It is how we respond to these challenges that determines how we go forward.“We have our concerns in particular about the withdrawal agreement, the backstop and we are trying to work our way through that and get an agreement with the UK government to move forward, that assures everyone. That is really important because moving forward on the basis that you haven’t got the broadest consensus possible often means you often don’t move as far as you would like to move. I would say to my friends in Fine Gael lets try to work this out.” Image: Sam Boal As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: 129 Comments Updated Mar 23rd 2019, 5:20 PM THE DUP’S JEFFREY Donaldson has said he would like to see Ireland back in the Commonwealth. Addressing an audience at the Fine Gael National Conference today, there was a large applause when he said: “I do hope we can come to a day when the Republic will join with many other (nationals) in the commonwealth recognising that we have overcome a lot of adversity and it would be good.”He added that the Commonwealth is a place where “Ireland’s voice should be heard and I would like to see that happen”.However, when asked about whether it is a possibility, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said it was not on his agenda, and effectively ruled it out.When asked if it was on the table, he said: “I don’t think so.”Coveney explained away the applause from the audience stating that people were merely wanting to show Donaldson “some warmth”, stating that people understand that was a “big deal” for the DUP MP to attend today.He said some within the Fine Gael party have been making a case for Ireland to join the Commonwealth, name-checking Senator Frank Feign.“I think there is some support within the party to looking anew at the Commonwealth, but probably not a majority support at this stage. Like many things in Fine Gael, we have an open mind,” he said. Earlier in the day, when asked about Brexit, Donaldson said he does not expect his view on the draft Brexit deal to change.“I’m not here to change anyone’s view and don’t expect my view to change either.During his address to the Fine Gael National Conference, he said:“I would say to my friends in Fine Gael, let’s try to work this out.”He acknowledged there is a difference of opinions, stating: “We are on different sides on Brexit, that’s for sure”.Backstop concernsDonaldson said there is a need address concerns around the backstop in order to move forward. Earlier in the day, when answering reporter’s impromptu questions, he said: Short URL Source: Christina Finn/Twitter I’m delighted to be here today talking to our friends in Fine Gael about all kinds of things, including future relations and how we get the political institutions in Northern Ireland restored and of course the North/South Ministerial Council as well – and of course we’ll be talking about Brexit. There were tense talks between Donaldson and Coveney in the lobby of the hotel this afternoon, though there is no doubt the politicians knew their discussions being held in such a public space would draw attention, which it did.There had been rumours that the DUP had been softening its stance towards May’s twice-rejected Withdrawal Agreement and could be preparing to vote for it next week for the third Meaningful Vote.Yesterday, Deputy DUP leader Nigel Dodds criticised the UK government, and called the delay to the date by which the UK leaves the European Union “a humiliation”.On Thursday, it was agreed that the date the UK would leave the EU would be delayed until the 22 May if British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal was passed; if the deal is rejected, the date would be delayed by two weeks until 12 April.The DUP, whose 10 MPs are supporting May’s government, said she had missed an opportunity to put forward new proposals to change the Withdrawal Agreement. Tánaiste chatting with DUP’s @J_Donaldson_MP at the #FGNC19— Christina Finn (@christinafinn8) March 23, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

A Thanksgiving Message from ASA President Ray Gaesser

first_imgDear Friends,The Gaesser Family in Corning, IowaOnce again, it’s the time of the year when we gather around the table with our families and pause to reflect on what we’re thankful for. This year, in addition to family and friends, I’m thankful for the privilege to serve our American soybean farmers as ASA’s president. I want to thank all of you for the opportunity. It was an honor to work side-by-side with each of you, to protect soybean farmer interests, push for new opportunities to grow the industry and change the conversation about agriculture.While we made great strides forward, as always there is still work to be done—but when we come together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. As we finalize the draft of our strategic plan, we welcome your ideas and comments to enhance ASA’s ability to meet the needs of soybean farmers now and in the future.As you sit down with your families for the holiday, don’t forget that it’s thanks to your hard work and dedication both in and out of your fields that makes Thanksgiving and every other meal possible throughout the country. You are part of a soybean industry that is meeting food, feed and energy needs in a growing world—and that’s something to be proud and thankful for.From the beginning, Thanksgiving has been a celebration of harvest, people’s ability to care for the land and to feed, clothe and shelter their families. This year, with a record breaking harvest, we have even more reason to be grateful and hopeful for the future. Don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on your part in the Thanksgiving tradition and the land that has given us so much.Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families,Ray Gaessergaesserfarms@gmail.com641-344-2327last_img read more

2 bank robbery suspects arrested at Anchorage airport

first_imgTwo men suspected of robbing an Anchorage bank were arrested early Friday at the city’s main airport.Listen nowThe FBI says airport police recognized 23-year-old Kaleem Fredericks and 23-year-old Calel Crofford from pictures released by the FBI.Airport police held the men shortly after midnight and they were arrested by FBI agents.Two men on Thursday morning – one carrying a shotgun and one with a handgun – robbed a Wells Fargo branch on east Fifth Avenue.They carried off cash in a duffel bag.Fredericks and Crofford are in custody awaiting their first court appearance.last_img

These 5 FireBreathing Books Will Warm The Hea

first_imgThese 5 Fire-Breathing Books Will Warm The Hearts Of Dragon… by NPR News Jason Heller 8.30.19 7:00am The end of Game of Thrones — not to mention the long gap between installments of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire — has left a smoldering, dragon-shaped hole in the hearts of fantasy fans. Dragons have been a staple of fantasy literature since The Lord of the Rings, and everyone from Ursula K. Le Guin and Anne McCaffrey to Robin Hobb and Naomi Novik have expanded upon the collective mythology of our favorite giant lizards. There’s something primal about the appeal of dragons: their beauty, their majesty, their mystique, their bottomless symbolism. But what will fill the current void in dragon fandom? Luckily, this year so far has seen a raft of new, dragon-centric novels that explore these creatures on an epic scale — sometimes traditionally, sometimes radically, but all with fire-breathing fabulousness.Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning editor and author of the new book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded. He’s on Twitter: @jason_m_hellerCopyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

Navidea Mass General Evaluate Nuclear Imaging Agent for Vulnerable Plaque Detection

first_imgNews | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 30, 2015 Navidea, Mass General Evaluate Nuclear Imaging Agent for Vulnerable Plaque Detection SPECT/CT agent could be valuable tool for finding cardiovascular disease, especially in HIV+ patients July 30, 2015 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced plans to move forward with a joint study of the ability of Tc99m-tilmanocept, a Manocept platform product, to localize in high-risk atherosclerotic plaques. The study — funded through a $321,000 Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Health (NIH) — will be conducted with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School.The specific plaques being studied are rich in CD206-expressing macrophages and are at high-risk for near-term rupture, resulting in myocardial infarctions, sudden cardiac death and strokes, accumulatively the leading cause of death in the United States.The consequences of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD), while severe in all populations, are particularly concentrated in HIV+ patients. “This Phase 1 pilot study may provide evidence that Tc99m-tilmanocept localizes in atherosclerotic plaques which would enable potential development of a diagnostic imaging agent that could benefit not only HIV+ patients but millions of people,” said Michael Tomblyn, M.D., Navidea’s chief medical officer.“HIV infected patients suffer disproportionally from atherosclerosis and CVD,” commented Steven Grinspoon, M.D., professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, director MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism, co-director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard and the study’s lead investigator. “There exists a profound and highly significant unmet need for means to better diagnose and treat atherosclerosis in all patients but particularly so in HIV patients. Manocept’s proven specificity for CD206 presents a clinically exploitable target with potential to achieve significant diagnostic and therapeutic results where few other approaches have progressed.”Recently, it has been observed that CD206-expressing macrophages densely populate vulnerable plaques or thin cap fibroatheromas (TCFA) but not other kinds (i.e., stable) of atherosclerotic plaques. A primary goal for this grant involves an approved clinical investigation of up to 18 individuals with and without aortic and high risk coronary atherosclerotic plaques, and with and without HIV infection to determine the feasibility of 99mTc-tilmanocept to image high-risk plaque by single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT. Results have the potential to provide evidence of the potential of 99mTc-tilmanocept to accumulate in high-risk morphology plaques, the ability to make preliminary comparisons of aortic 99mTc-tilmanocept uptake by SPECT/CT in each group, and to evaluate the ability of 99mTc-tilmanocept to identify the same aortic atherosclerotic plaques that are identified by contrast enhanced coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and/or PET/CT.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. 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The multi-year… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more last_img read more

Tencent becomes a platinum member of the Linux foundation

first_imgThe Linux Foundation has made Chinese tech giant Tencent a platinum member, it announced today (June 25). The move means Tencent now joins a small and exclusive group of tech companies, including IBM, Huawei, and Cisco, that are regarded as top level members of the foundation. For Tencent, the announcement is important because it underlines the organizations’ strategic focus on open source. For the Linux Foundation, meanwhile, it’s a source of hefty support. Tencent are now in a position to provide the foundation with even more support – technologically and financially. It has already, for example, announced that it will be contributing its open source microservices project TARS to the foundation. Expect more to follow. Given a (relatively) tough year for a number of Silicon Valley companies, and the increasing visibility of other Chinese tech giants Alibaba, perhaps we’re seeing the start of a subtle shift in power from California to China. What is Tencent? Tencent is a Chinese company worth $500 billion. That’s more than Facebook. It owns a huge range of digital services, including China’s popular messaging app WeChat and the Tencent Video Service, China’s answer to Netflix. According to analysts (and this Guardian profile) Tencent’s services are used by “more than two-thirds of the Chinese population”. From the Linux Foundation’s perspective you can see just how important it is to have an organization of this size supporting it. It’s worth noting that Tencent has supported the Linux foundation for some time. For example, it was one of the founding members of the Linux Foundation’s deep learning project, which launched at the start of 2018. However, with Platinum membership, the company is putting itself in the middle of the emerging intersection between the open source and corporate tech worlds. What the Linux Foundation and Tencent said about each other Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation was enthusiastic about the announcement saying: “Becoming a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation clearly reinforces the importance of open source to Tencent, and its commitment to the open source community… As Tencent’s contributions to open source continue to accelerate, The Linux Foundation is thrilled to work more closely with the company to provide more resources and support to the community. We look forward to collaborating with Tencent to enable more innovation and development to spur the creation of new and exciting technologies in the days ahead.” Clearly, Zemlin’s is keen to underline the importance of how Tencent can support the open source intiatives that the Linux Foundation works hard to cultivate across the tech landscape. Tencent’s general manager Liu Xin was also, as you’d imagine, enthusiastic about the move. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the international open source community and promoting innovation in cutting edge technology” he said. “Together, we will help to build a welcoming and energized global open source ecosystem.” Read the press release. Read next Alibaba Cloud partners with SAP to provide a versatile, one-stop cloud computing environmentlast_img read more

Skyscanner ski holiday search Skyscanners ski holi

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AG denies squandering millions in 2013 economic crisis probes

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