APTN National NewsAssembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and actor Adam Beach visited Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba on Friday, and they spoke out on the housing conditions and lack of running water on the reserve.Atleo said that the conditions in Garden Hill are “a national shame and a national outrage”.He added, “I would expect that, by and large, the people of Canada have not heard about what’s happening here, in their own backyard.”APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler was at Garden Hill, and has the story.
APTN National NewsIt’s been six days since Shelley Young and Gene Sock consumed anything more than water.Their fast has a specific purpose and it’s directed at a select few in Atlantic Canada.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin tells us who they are.
Dr. Treki voiced appreciation for Mr. Obama’s speech in Cairo earlier this year to the Muslim world, which he said opened the door for promoting more effectively the dialogue among civilizations, his spokesperson said in a statement.He expressed support for the US President’s efforts to promote peace in the Middle East and noted that progress on this front will be extremely encouraging for international peace and security.Praising Mr. Obama’s recent speech in Accra, Ghana, he noted that with its vast resources, the African continent has great potential and needs to be supported through trade and foreign investment.Mr. Obama said in Accra that his administration was giving priority to developing a partnership with the African continent, with special focus on food security, development and governance, today’s statement said.The two leaders discussed the efforts for the maintenance of peace and security in Africa, particularly the cooperation between all sides with regard to the situation in the western Sudanese region of Darfur. Mr. Obama said a special meeting organized by the US with the top troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations aimed to acknowledge the important contribution of peacekeepers and to discuss ways of making UN peacekeeping more effective.The two also exchanged views on the Security Council summit meeting on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament to be held on 24 September under the current US presidency of the Security Council.Dr. Treki expressed support for Mr. Obama’s new approach to missile defence and disarmament. The two also discussed the important role of women in promoting the objectives of peace and security and development, the statement concluded. 22 September 2009The new President of the General Assembly, Ali Treki, held wide-ranging talks with United States President Barack Obama today, broaching peace and security, climate change, the Middle East conflict, the Darfur conflict in Sudan, disarmament and African development.
Another person was still missing as of this evening. (Colombo Gazette) According to the Police the incident took place in the Panwila area in Kandy.During a joint search operation the Police recovered the bodies of three women and one man. Five people drowned while bathing in the Hulu Ganga in Kandy today, the Police said.The Police said that four bodies had been recovered including that of three women.
Mr. Annan’s first meeting was with leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), including Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, John Kufuor of Ghana and Ahmed Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone, as well as the Foreign Ministers of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire and the former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Abdelsalami Abubakar.They also reviewed the status of the ECOWAS joint verification team that is trying to get into Liberia from Sierra Leone to assess the ceasefire.Mr. Annan then met with Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano, who is about to assume the Presidency of the African Union, to discuss the current Summit and a series of African issues, from Liberia to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the need to fight HIV/AIDS on the continent.At a press encounter afterwards, the Secretary-General made an appeal to Africans everywhere to unite behind the fight against HIV/AIDS and to end the stigma and discrimination that is attached to that disease.The pandemic, he said, “is taking away essential men and women from education – teachers are being killed, from the health area – we’re losing doctors and nurses, from the security service, in the police and the army, we are losing people.”In response to a question on Liberia and the possibility of the United States sending troops there, Mr. Annan said the immediate challenge had been taken up by ECOWAS with the full support of the African Union. The US had not indicated exactly what it plans to do or the nature of its contribution, he added. “I expect it to take the right decision and grant support to the effort,” he said.Later this evening, Mr. Annan is expected to have a tête-à-tête meeting with South African President Thabo Mbeki.Tomorrow, he will address the meeting of the African Union’s Heads of State, and he is expected to congratulate African leaders on their determination to implement the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and urge them to apply this determination to all the challenges facing the continent.
OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) fights back tears after the Buckeyes 24-21 loss to Penn State on Oct. 22. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAlthough the Ohio State football team has sustained losses to unranked opponents in previous years, the 24-21 loss on Saturday to the Penn State Nittany Lions is a tough one to take for fans. For players like freshman starting guard Michael Jordan and freshman defensive end Nick Bosa, the defeat is their first in their collegiate careers, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.Going through a tough loss early in a career can be a motivation for improving upon the mistakes. Presenting a young team against Virginia Tech in 2014, OSU suffered a potentially season-ruining loss to the Hokies.After starting the year 1-1, the Buckeyes responded with 13-straight wins by an average margin of victory of just over 26 points. A youthful team responded to adversity with open arms, allowing themselves to grow from the loss to a team deemed subpar to OSU.OSU coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that the loss is not season ending, and needs to be a lesson for the young members of the team.“Move forward,” he said. “Let it hurt for awhile.”The feeling of losing is new to more than one of the team members, but slip ups from the unit were expected. The fact the Buckeyes are still within the top 10, and have the chance to still make the playoffs with a team full of young players serves as a beacon of hope. Both veterans and underclassmen were visibly upset as they left the field. Sophomore right tackle Isaiah Prince was fighting back tears while walking off, along with redshirt senior center Pat Elflein, who spoke to the media with a heavy voice. A fifth-year player, Elflein has been through all five of Meyer’s loses while at OSU. Even though the loss stings, he said it is something the young members of the team need to experience and use to keep playoff hopes alive.“Something you don’t want to feel, but you got to remember that feeling,” Elflein said. “That’s what has got to power you through, that feeling right there. You never want to feel that again.”Unlike the team’s only loss of 2015, the Buckeyes dropped their first game of the year at the midway point. With time still left on the clock, OSU can easily regroup and get back on the right path.The youth of the team might have caused OSU problems, but can also help the team down the road. The team understood there would be growing pains, and there would be times the young players would need to step up when faced with a challenge. Against Oklahoma, most fans felt the team had it’s largest moment of growth. In retrospect, the loss to Penn State should serve as a coming of age moment for the Buckeyes.Redshirt junior guard Billy Price, who played against Penn State in 2014 in Beaver Stadium, said he understood the feelings the young players were going through. However, he said the youth of the team is not the problem.“We are young, we are young. There are a lot of young guys in there. They’re playing well,” Price said. “They have to play for us and they have to execute. If we don’t execute that’s where we have issues like this.”Rather than singling out the poor play of specific players, Price said the loss was on the team as a whole, and its inability to execute the gameplan to perfection. He, like other Buckeyes, said this is a growing moment.Like in 2014, the team will be attempting to regroup from a loss at the hands of a non-ranked opponent. But, the loss was expected in some regards, due to the young nature of the team. Just like two years ago when the team went on a rampage after losing, OSU will have to prove the legitimacy of the team by winning games in convincing fashion. And, just like the national championship season, young players and new starters will have to give it their all.And giving it all was a sentiment redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett expressed explicitly on Monday. “We’re gonna find out what we’re made of,” he said. “I think that’s how you really see people. Anybody can be doing fine when we’re winning games, but when your back is against the wall, things are going against us, that shows your true character and true colors.”
Younger Germans love two things in equal measure: mild vandalism and even milder forms of social disobedience. Now they’ve employed an unexpected tool in fighting the status quo: Google Street View.Because of privacy laws in Germany, Google is forced to blur out private houses captured by their fleet of Street View cars if the owners of those houses ask them to do so. The result is thousands upon thousands of half-obscure Street View photos… some estimates peg the number of blurred houses at 3%. AdChoices广告For anyone who lives in Germany, as I do, this isn’t surprising: Germans have strange ideas about privacy. However, it looks like younger, more pro-Google Germans are fighting back against the practice: they’re egging houses that are pixelated in Street View.The attacks happened on Saturday Night in the Bergerhausen area of western Germany, when owners of row houses that had been blurred out by Street View were egged by local perps, who also left notes at the scene of the vandalism that simply read, “Google’s cool.” Google, of course, is staying out of this, having said that they “distance themselves completely” from the attacks and that “we’ve clearly given people the possibility to blur out their houses, and naturally we respect their wishes.”Still, at least in Bergerhausen, it’s now war on the Street View. I’m guessing no one who blurred their house thought for a second that it would make them more noticeable to outsiders, not less so.Read more at Search Engine Land
With Google I/O 2012 right around the corner we’re beginning to see some of the new products that will be featured at the event. A perfect example is the new Vizio Stream Player that runs on the Google TV platform. A Vizio rep outed the device with KROQ’s Kat Corbett at the station’s Coachella house during the April 2012 music festival as you can see in the video above. As far as we know, this is the first live look at one of the next generation of Google TV devices that the world is going to see during Google’s developer conference next week.While we know that you’re probably rolling your eyes at yet another attempt to revive Google TV, this new device from Vizio may actually have a shot at breathing new life into Mountain View’s smart television platform. Starting with the physical feature set, the small footprint of the box plus the fact that the remote is chock full of features are both appealing. To have a touchpad on the front and a keyboard on the backside of the remote shows that Vizio’s engineers put some thought into the development of the device. Couple that with the fact that the rep in the video states that it can serve as a universal hub that enables you to not have to switch inputs when you want to change content sources and you have a compelling product.On the software side, Vizio looks to be trying to add a ton of consumer value by including various apps like OnLive, the cloud gaming service that enables you to play your favorite console and PC games without having to own a Xbox 360, PS3 or a PC. Having this ability in addition to having access to Google Play and the Google TV platform may be a strong enough combination to drive some consumer interest.While all of the above is certainly compelling, we can’t take anything more than a cautious stance when it comes to how this device is going to sell. While it certainly is going to enjoy some success due to the fact that Vizio is one of the most recognized brands with Wal-Mart shoppers, will it be able to compete with other devices from Roku or even the Xbox 360 when it comes to streaming content delivery? The good news is that the rep in the video stated that it was going to release at “just under $100,” which is what the Logitech Revue should have launched at when the platform first released.Time will tell of course, but until it hits the market we will be watching I/O with interest to see the full package Vizio is going to offer on its release.Update: We’ve received word from Vizio saying that the Google TV will “hopefully launch this summer” and that it is “unclear if the Google TV platform will be at the I/O conference”.Read more at Vizio
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Multicultural media organisations and their journalists will be recognised for their contribution to their respective communities and to the wider Australian community at an awards event in September this year.Labor MLC Shaoquett Moselmane announced this week that the award was initially due to be launch in early 2013, but positive feedback from community media outlets resulted in the awards event to be moved forward. The event will now be held on September 14 at NSW Parliament House.“Since I proposed the Multicultural Media Awards last June I have been inundated with emails and phone calls from media outlets asking for further information, and when entries would open,” Mr Moselmane said.Nominations for the Multicultural Media Awards are now open and the award categories are follows: Multicultural Journalist of the Year, Contribution to Social Inclusion and Multiculturalism, Coverage of Community Affairs Abroad, Coverage of Community Affairs in Australia, Coverage of Indigenous Affairs, Editorial/News Reporting, Investigative Reporting/Feature Writing, Multicultural Photographer of the Year and Online Innovation in News Blog or News Website Design. Nomination entries close on Monday 13 August.
Playboy magazine expects a 30 percent decline in advertising revenues in the first quarter of 2008, the company told investors today during its fourth quarter earnings call. The company reported $85.9 million total net revenue, down $1.1 million compared to the same period in 2006.Playboy’s publishing group reported $24.7 million in revenue, a $1.5 million segment loss for the quarter. Flat newsstand revenues and lower subscription revenues led to a five percent decline in total circulation revenues to $12.6 million. Advertising revenues declined three percent in the quarter to $8 million.The publishing group’s net revenue in 2007 was $93.8 million, down from $97.1 million in 2006. The grim advertising projection comes on the heels of its Fas-Fax audit statement, released Monday, which shows single copy sales of the magazine fell 35.8 percent during the second half of 2007. Overall, total circulation fell from 3,001,723 to 2,700,262—a 10 percent drop.The overall earnings report included a $1.9 million charge due to the sale of the Andrita television studio, a deal the company expects to be completed in March 2008.Net income for Playboy Enterprises totaled $4.9 million in 2007, more than double the $2.3 million reported in 2006. The company attributed the growth, in part, to its licensing group, which was up 18 percent (to $10.5 million) from $8.9 million the year before.
ICICI Bank on Thursday breached its estimates with a 17 percent rise in the quarterly net profit, due to growth in credit demand and higher fee income.Net profit for its fiscal first quarter, which ended in June, rose to 26.55 billion rupees ($440 million) from 22.74 billion rupees a year earlier, the bank stated on Thursday. Net non-performing loans as a percentage of loans were 0.99 percent, compared to the 0.97 percent in the March quarter.Net interest income between interests earned and paid rose 18 percent to 44.92 billion rupees in the quarter.But stocks fell after the bank reported its net profit on Thursday. At 3.50 pm, ICICI Bank’s stock price declined 1.04 percent at Rs.1474. Meanwhile, Sensex and Nifty fell 194.45 points and 70.10 points lower by recording at 25894.97 points and 7721.30 points.However, the economy growth was less than 5 percent in each of the last two fiscal years, which has tumbled the credit growth and has led to higher defaults.According to Reuters, net income for the Indian banking sector is expected to surge 22.4 percent in the next 12 months. This could be the fastest earnings in the Asia-Pacific region.The gross premium revenue of ICICI Bank was Rs.1847 crore in first quarter of 2014, compared to Rs.1859 crore in first quarter of 2013.On Thursday, bank stocks recorded lower by 1.18 percent and 208.90 points at 17485 points. Among the 12 banks listed in the banking sector, only Federal Bank’s stock rose 50 paise higher at Rs.120.
The first poster of Wonder Woman 1984 has been released and there’s a new suit that we need to familiarise ourselves with! As per several reports and confirmation from Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, Warner Bros won’t be participating for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Touted to be known as Hall H presentation wherein production houses drop the first teaser of their upcoming projects, anticipation for WB’s slot has been high. However, the actors and even WB confirmed that they won’t be putting up a presentation for this year’s Hall H.Disappointing as it sounds, Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins decided that it would be nice to cheer up fans by dropping the first look of Wonder Woman 1984. In the poster, Gadot is seen sporting the iconic gold armour with extra pizzazz and a bright coloured background. Her costume looks like it is a reference from Wonder Woman’s iconic golden eagle armour. From the comic books, the essence of the armour is that it helps Wonder Woman fly. Plus, with its superhuman durability, the suit makes Diana impregnable to bullets, explosions and other energy attacks. Gal Gadot’s Instagram postInstagramOn the same, producer Charles Roven stated, “It’s a completely different timeframe and you’ll get a sense of what Diana/Wonder Woman had been doing in the intervening years. But it’s a completely different story that we’re telling. Even though it’ll have a lot of the same emotional things, a lot of humour, a lot of brave action. Tugs at the heart strings as well.” For the uninitiated, Wonder Woman 1984 will follow the life of Diana Price post the World War II era. Basically, she comes in conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War and eventually meets with a new foe, Cheetah (Kristen Wiig). Gal Gadot’s Instagram postInstagramSo far the plot details have been kept under the wraps as neither Gal Gadot nor Patty Jenkins wants any leaks, However, the debut of Diana Price in a golden suit definitely leaves a lot of clues for fandom to work around. Wonder Woman 1984 is set to release on June 5, 2020.
Listen Courtesy of Marie ArcosTrail riders traveled to Houston from Reynosa, Texas for the rodeo. Many of their family members met up with them for camp outs along the way.More than two million people attend the Houston Rodeo each year, making it the biggest event of its kind in the world. Some even arrive on horseback and covered wagon to celebrate Western traditions.Music, rides and rodeo competitions attract fans throughout the weeks-long event, but one special event brings in the biggest crowds: Go Tejano Day.In fact, if you take a look at the 10 best-attended days in all rodeo history, over half were specified Go Tejano Days. 00:00 /04:04 A family traditionFor Maria Alanis, the rodeo has always been special. Her father worked on a ranch in South Texas, so he was no stranger to the rodeo ways. When they moved to Houston, the rodeo was a way to celebrate the way they grew up.She dresses up her kids each year for the rodeo and has several pairs of boots at home.She’s been to Go Tejano Day every year, except one. “When my dad died, we didn’t go for maybe a whole year,” she said. “We have a tradition when someone passes away, we have to respect their memory for a year or so,” said Arcos. – / 2Alanis plans to be at Go Tejano Day this year to see Los Tigres Del Norte.But she said that there’s one musical act that stands out in her years going to Go Tejano Day: Selena. Remembering SelenaSelena Quintanilla headlined Go Tejano Day in 1995, though she was involved with the Go Tejano Day committee as a performer before then. It was one of her last concerts before her untimely death and her last televised performance.Maria Alanis said that she still recalls that historic performance.“I remember that moment exactly when she came out we were cheering. We were standing up cheering for her. The crowd was going crazy for her,” Alanis said.“I know all her songs. She looked so perfect. She surpassed cultures you know.”Rodeo organizer Marie Arcos was there, too.“I was on the floor of the (Astro)dome and just remember looking up and she was probably in her second or third song and the place was just crowded – standing room only. You could feel the energy. You could feel the love for her. You could feel her love back,” said Arcos. Both fans and artists cherish Selena’s legacy.Pop stars Camila Cabello, Prince Royce, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B have all paid tribute to her, some singing covers to “Como la Flor” and “No Me Queda Mas”.The fandom feels as strong as ever here in Houston.Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend Go Tejano Day this weekend, which is likely to turn out yet another day of record-breaking attendance. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share The first Go Tejano DayA group of Mexican-American trail riders were part of the group that created Go Tejano Day.During weeks-long rides from Reynosa to Houston, using covered wagons and horses, they discussed how the Hispanic community could benefit from the rodeo by creating scholarships for local students. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaMarie Arcos shows photos of the rodeo trail rides her grandfather was a part of decades ago.Marie Arcos was part of those conversations and later served as chair of the Go Tejano Day committee.But her involvement with the trail riders began long before. Arcos and her siblings grew up meeting these trail riders for camp outs. “We’d spend the weekend with my grandfather and his trail ride buddies,” she said. They would eat the traditional trail ride bread, pan de campo, and hang out around the campfire. “You’d just sit around the campfire, no cell phones, and you just told stories and you connected with people. Both languages were spoken, English and Spanish,” she said. When she grew older, Arcos was part of efforts to kickstart Go Tejano Day in the late 1980s.“Go Tejano was created to bring the two together: the “Go Texan” traditions and heritage around the Western cowboy and then merging it along with the traditions of the Mexican vaquero.”Courtesy of Marie ArcosTrail riders come into Houston from all around Texas to celebrate the rodeo each year.The newly-formed Go Tejano Day committee brought in Spanish-language musical acts and invited Tejanos to come celebrate being Mexican-American, along with providing scholarships for the Latino community. “Early on when they started the Go Tejano committee we were given a Sunday and it was one of the lowest attended days,” said Arcos. Immediately, Go Tejano Day became a crowd favorite. The first official year, 1990, they invited Tejano musicians Roberto Pulido, Emilio Navaira and Vikki Carr, which was the only sold out performance that year, according to Arcos. Courtesy of Marie ArcosA Go Tejano Day float at rodeo’s annual kick-off parade. The float features one of the founding members of the Go Tejano Day committee, Rudy Vara, along with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.“The families began to come out in large numbers to support their culture and their heritage, a day that celebrated around who they are, it became one of the fastest growing days,” she said. Tejano culture and the rodeoUniversity of Houston history professor Raúl Ramos said that rodeo traditions resonate with Tejanos because of their roots in Mexican and South Texas ranching culture.“Go Tejano Day gives us this example of a long history and global history that brings in North Africa, that brings in Europe, that comes through the Americas, that comes into Texas, that combines with Anglo Americans moving westward and we continue to see those changes today,” said Ramos. He said that while the rodeo represents a historic mix of cultures, the Houston rodeo also represents the region’s current cultural diversity.“For Tejanos, it’s a place to show that tradition and put it side by side next to all these other traditions on equal footing,” he said. The rodeo’s musical acts is where you can hear these different cultural traditions coming together. The Go Tejano Day committee invites mariachi groups from the U.S. and Mexico to compete each year. They also invite a plethora of Spanish-language artists that draw in massive crowds each year. Courtesy of Marie Arcos
UPDATED: Concert ticketing service Ticketfly took its website offline Thursday morning after becoming the latest victim of a hacker intrusion. The service announced the outage early Thursday morning on Twitter, declaring that it had been “the target of a cyber incident.”On Thursday night, the company confirmed on its support site that the incident had “resulted in the compromise of some client and customer information.”“Our investigation into the incident is ongoing,” the statement continued. “We’re putting all of our resources to confirm the extent of the unauthorized access. We’re committed to communicating with all customers once we have more information about the scope of the issue.”The company also advised ticket holders to check the social media accounts venues, and promised to send venue operators paper lists with the names of ticket holders. Popular on Variety Earlier on Thursday, a company spokesperson told Variety the the company had taken its site offline “out of an abundance of caution.” “We realize the gravity of this decision, but the security of client and customer data is our top priority,” the spokesperson said. “We are working tirelessly, and in coordination with leading third party forensic experts, to get our clients back up and running.”The site briefly featured a statement of the hacker group IsHaKdZ before the company took it offline, according to Hypebot. In the statement, the group threatened to publish an internal database.Ticketfly was acquired by Eventbrite for $200 million a year ago. The ticketing company previously belonged to music streaming service Pandora, which acquired it for $450 million in late 2015.Update: 9:15pm: This post was updated with a statement from Ticketfly acknowledging that customer data had been compromised. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Saris, salwar kameez and many more traditional attires, that have adorned the bodies of women over the years, are the resultant of the hard labour that is put in by skilled weavers and artisans. Colourful and creative weaves and textiles, that are created after the weaver waves its magic wand over them, are on display at ‘Kairi 2016’ which is a summer textile and saree exhibition. The event which has been organised by Delhi Crafts Council, is being held from March 10 to 12 at Aga Khan Hall in the national Capital. The exhibition is showcasing the innate talent of the skilled weavers from different states of the country. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The exhibited materials are from diferent parts of the country, which showcase their respective traditions. The likes of Khadi, Ajrakh, Bandhani, Kalamkari, Banaras weaves, Ikat, Kota, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Bagh prints, Tribal weaves from Bastar, South India weaves and prints from Jaipur etc are on display. Over 5000 visitors and 20 exhibitors have displayed their range of textiles in the exhibition. The participating exhibitors are Govardhan Panika, Kartik, Asgar Ali, Suresh and Malkha and many more. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Kairi is a special event for us at the Delhi Crafts Council. We present weavers from across India, many of whom have never showcased their textiles in Delhi before. “The Indian textile industry has always been dynamic and has a huge potential to create a remarkable presence all across the world. We have witnessed massive response from the buyers. “We believe that it is our onus to nurture Indian craftsmanship and are happy to provide them with a platform to reach a wider market”, said Kamayani Jalan, Treasurer, Delhi crafts council. Delhi Crafts Council is a part of a movement towards revitalisation and promotion of traditional Indian crafts. A registered voluntary nonprofit organisation, it was founded in 1967 by the late Kamladevi Chattopadhyaya. It is affiliated to Crafts Council of India in Chennai and is part of a larger network of regional councils. Broadly, the council concerns itself with securing a better life for traditional crafts persons by preserving and promoting their skills.
Review of Manjaro XFCE Edition by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on February 28, 2017 in Linux – Last Update: February 23, 2017 – 17 commentsManjaro has always been one of my personal favourite distributions of GNU/Linux, it combines the speed and power of Arch Linux and its Pacman and AUR repositories, with the user friendliness and overall ‘out of the box’ feel of Ubuntu and other well known new user friendly distros.Having been probably a year or so since I last sat down and installed Manjaro and gave it a whirl, I decided a review of the latest version 16.10.3 might be in order. So, I quickly fired up my web browser, downloaded the ISO and got to work.For this review I will be giving details as well as ratings out of 10, with as little personal bias as I possibly can, however there will be minor things that my own personal opinion will shine through on, such as security features or arrangement of menus/applications. The topics I’ll be covering are:Ease of installationEase of usePreinstalled softwarePreset settingsOverall feelManjaro XFCE Edition REVIEWOnce I had my LiveUSB made, I booted off of it without any issues and opened up Calamares, the Manjaro installation utility. I’ve had mixed opinions of Calamares in the past, occasionally running into issues with it; but I must say that the version packaged with the latest stable release of Manjaro ran impeccably well.It took me less than one minute to go from opening the utility, to starting the installation of the system. Installation went without a hitch, and in less than 20 minutes I was booted into my new Manjaro system, running in a dual-boot with Windows.INSTALLATION: 10/10 Changing the kernel / updatesOnce I was booted into my shiny new Manjaro, and connected my Wi-Fi, I immediately was presented with a notification in my task bar about updates that needed to be done. Popping open the Pamac utility it was very easy to start the necessary updates. I had no issues getting the updates completed. Now, I personally prefer to stay up to date on which kernel I run, usually going with the latest LTS release of Linux, so after I was finished with the regular system updates, I decided to pop open the Manjaro Settings Manager and change my kernel.Manjaro had been installed using kernel version 4.4.48-1, however I saw that 4.9.9-1 was an option and is the latest LTS release, so I switched over to it with just a couple clicks, then removed the previous kernel and rebooted my machine. No issues when starting back up.Manjaro is the only distro I have personally used that makes changing kernels as easy as this, and I think the Manjaro team should be commended for incorporating such a graphics utility into their distro. It’s quite nice for those of us who like to stay on top of things, but easy to use for users who are not comfortable with using the terminal.NOTE: If you decide to update your kernel, you will find that upon rebooting your machine after to use the new kernel you no longer have Windows listed in your GRUB. This is easily fixed: Open a terminal (Cntrl+Alt+T) and type ‘sudo update-grub’, enter your root password, and grub will rescan your system and put windows back in.Default Settings, FirewallAfter I was finished setting up the new kernel, it was time to check out some of the default settings. The first thing I always like to check when installing a new distro is my firewall. Many distros come packaged with the firewall disabled, which I can understand because some people prefer to not use them, to set them up manually via things like IPTables.I personally am of the belief that everyone should be using some sort of firewall, and that it should be enabled by default on a fresh installation. If the default settings do not work well for someone, let them customize it a little; but it’s better to be safe rather than sorry. Manjaro, sadly, had the firewall turned off by default; which was promptly turned on by yours truly.StartupNext, I checked the startup settings to see if there were any unnecessary services or software starting up on boot that could be slowing down the system without justifiable cause.I did note that Manjaro had one of the fastest startup times I have seen on a distro in some time; partially I don’t doubt because I opted for the XFCE flavour, which is extremely lightweight while still maintaining a decent level of eyecandy.Upon opening the settings and navigating to the startup options, I noted that the list was rather small, something I was pleased greatly to see. I didn’t find anything in the startup that I felt should have been disabled by default or seemed unneeded.I also ran through some quick checks for things like compositing of the window manager and power management, and everything seemed reasonably set to standards most users will likely be content with.Overall I was quite happy with the default setup, but having the firewall disabled by default dropped my score a few points, I have a huge thing about security of my systems; but perhaps that stems from my background in server work.Start MenuMy only gripe about the system in terms of settings and ease of use, is the use of the XFCE Whisker Menu. This is where my own opinion comes through a little more; I can’t stand the Whisker menu. I find it clunky, crowded, and awkward to navigate, plus a waste of clicks.I personally opted to remove the Whisker menu from the bottom panel and replace it with the “Applications Menu” that more closely resembles that of Windows 95/98/ME/2000. I find it much faster to navigate, less clunky, and much smoother to use; although this truly boils down to a matter of opinion. For that, I dropped a single point on my rating; but you can feel free to yell at me in the comments about it!Drop Down TerminalAnother thing I absolutely LOVE that is included in Manjaro, is the incorporation of a dropdown terminal. I personally use the terminal quite often, and always have the hotkey Cntrl+Alt+T set for my terminal if my distro doesn’t have it already as a default.Hitting the hotkey in Manjaro brings down a terminal window from the top of the screen / sends it away again when hit again. This makes doing a quick terminal command and then sending it off again a breeze; something that Manjaro has done for a while and I am glad they are continuing to do again.DEFAULT SETTINGS: 7/10EASE OF USE: 9/10Prepackaged SoftwareThe next thing I wanted to explore was the software that comes prepackaged with Manjaro, if there migt be anything that the general user could use that wasn’t included and the default system tools of note.The first thing I noticed as I went through the applications menu was that as with previous releases I have used before of Manjaro, the Steam client was included, a big plus for those users who still want to play games on their GNU/Linux system; now they don’t have to even worry or think about how to install steam to play their favourite GNU/Linux compatible steam games.Manjaro also came with the Libreoffice suite which as become the norm for most distributions, and functions very closely to Microsoft Office.Another common item packaged with Manjaro is the photo editor GIMP, an Adobe Photoshop alternative that I personally use on a regular basis. Firefox is the default web browser, and Thunderbird the email client shipped with the distro, both products I support highly and adore, but I was also happy to find Pidgin as well, which is a multi-protocol chat client I regularly use to keep my various chat programs all in one package, rather than running multiple programs all at once.When I opened the Multimedia section of the applications menu, I was not surprised to find VLC, which is probably the most used video player among GNU/Linux and Windows users alike; but I did find a program I’d never even heard of before for the use of music.Guayadeque, a music player that I’ve not come across before is the music player of choice in Manjaro XFCE, and although I did not actually play any music with it; I did click around its UI a little bit and I must say that I rather liked the layout and features that came with it. I’m not going to get in-depth about it, but it’s something I may have to look a litle deeper into in the future; I typically use Banshee for local MP3 files, although I typically stick to my Spotify for music (that I had to install, thankfully it’s packaged in the AUR, a topic we will discuss in a more in-depth look at Manjaro in the future!)Overall, the software packaged with Manjaro was satisfactory and even a little surprising with the addition of a music player I’d never used before but am quite intrigued about. I personally didn’t find anything that I immediately felt was lacking; perhaps if I used the distro for a few weeks something may arise, but at a first glance I was satisfied.DEFAULT SOFTWARE: 10/10The VerdictAll in all, I love Manjaro, it’s clean, it’s fast, it’s organized, it’s got GUI tools I have yet to find anywhere else, and it’s about as stable as any Arch Linux based system is going to get. I had no issues, no hiccupps, no errors, and no problems whatsoever. It comes with a variety of wallpapers and themes, it comes with all the generic software a standard user will probably want to play with, and it was extremely easy to install; a distro that I can highly recommend without hesitation to anyone who hasn’t found their permanent GNU/Linux distro home, or for the distro hopper looking to try something new.Overall Feel: 10/10Average: 9.2/10More information about Manjaro can be found:https://manjaro.org/https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Main_Pagehttps://classicforum.manjaro.org/Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 20 votes Software Name ManjaroOperating System LinuxSoftware Category LinuxLanding Page https://manjaro.org/ Advertisement
A powerful impact involving a dump truck and a transport semi unit left both vehicles with substantial damages after they collided. The collision happened around 2:30 p.m. at Puerto Aventuras with one of the involved trucks partially breaking through the overpass barrier. Federal police were the ones who attended to the accident, reporting only minor injuries to the drivers, but significant damage to both vehicles. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — Traffic was backed up along the Playa del Carmen-Tulum highway for several kilometers Tuesday after two industrial vehicles collided.
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