Employment rate is a better indicator The Fraser Institute

first_imgAn economic think tank says it’s time to update how employment is measured in Canada. The Fraser Institute believes the unemployment rate doesn’t truly reflect how the economy is producing jobs. It states that too many people are leaving the workforce due to retirement, or to go back to school, and such changes are throwing off the jobless numbers.The think tank suggests the employment rate is a better way to evaluate how the economy is producing jobs as it measures the over all percentage of people working, not just those actively participating in the workforce.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Proud of Morocco-Saudi Arabia Bonds

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has addressed a congratulatory message to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his country’s 88th National Day.The King expressed his “profound pride” in the bonds of sincere fraternity and mutual esteem “which bind us personally and unite our two royal families.”The King also expressed pride in the level of relations existing between the two countries, based on fruitful cooperation and active solidarity. The monarch also expressed his determination to work to reinforce bilateral relations to reach “higher levels” between the two countries.In August, the monarch invited Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to visit Morocco. The invitation was conveyed through the Moroccan Hajj delegation in Mecca.King Salman also sent his greetings and esteem to the King and the Moroccan people, emphasizing the ties of “fraternity linking the two royal families and the solidity of historical relations between the two peoples.”Saudi-Moroccan relations strained?Some citizens and analysts speculated that there was tension between the two countries after Saudi Arabia’s decision to vote for United 2026 in the 2026 World Cup host vote in June instead of Morocco.Saudi Arabia angered Moroccan football fans further when it campaigned against Morocco’s bid in favor of the North American dossier before the vote.Morocco’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis between the Saudi coalition and Qatar incensed the general sports authority chairman of Saudi Arabia, Turki Al-Sheikh.Al Sheikh took to his Twitter to blame Morocco for losing Saudi Arabia’s favor because of its neutrality.Al Sheikh tweeted, “Some people went astray. If you want our support, you should seek it in Riyadh. What you are doing is wasting your time. Now ask the pseudo-state to help you,” referring to Qatar.Also increasing speculation of tension was King Salman’s decision to summer in Neom in Saudi Arabia, instead of Morocco.Known for spending his summer holidays in Morocco, the Saudi King summered in Neom to inaugurate a project to create more job opportunities in the technology sector and tourism.Morocco also decided not to participate in a meeting of communication ministers from countries in the Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen on June 23 in Saudi Arabia.Morocco’s Minister of Communication Mohamed Laaraj said that the country decided not to attend the meeting due to a “busy agenda.”The decision came a day after Saudi Arabia voted for United 2026. read more

Unemployed African youth to benefit from UNbacked finance programme

13 December 2010Economic DevelopmentSome 200,000 low-income youth in sub-Saharan Africa will benefit from a United Nations-backed initiative announced today to increase access for them to financial services in a region where youth unemployment rates are two to three times that of adults. YouthStart, co-sponsored by UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the MasterCard Foundation, which has made a four-year, $12 million contribution, is a competition-based programme that will identify and support up to 12 financial institutions to pilot and roll out sustainable financial services tailored to youth.“We are excited about the potential for YouthStart to accelerate the establishment of youth financial services in sub-Saharan Africa,” UNCDF Executive Secretary David Morrison said. “Our strong expertise in ensuring that more households and small businesses gain access to credit, savings, insurance and other financial services that expand opportunities, combined with the Foundation’s network and resources, presents another boost for reducing poverty and accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” he added, referring to UN targets to slash a host of social ills by 2015.UNCDF will encourage collaboration among financial institutions and providers of non-financial services to spur innovation and influence policy decisions, enabling youth to participate in inclusive financial sectors.Today, more than a quarter of the population of sub-Saharan Africa are between the ages of 12 to 24, making this group of youngsters the largest ever to be entering adulthood. Half of them remain illiterate, and young women in particular face a more challenging transition to the workplace and independent adulthood since they are more likely to fail to complete primary education and face increasing insecurity and discrimination in the labour market. Early findings suggest that financial services aimed at youth can best promote asset-building and sustainable livelihoods when complemented with entrepreneurship and financial literacy training. However, less than 5 per cent of youth in the region have access to financial services. Few financial institutions have experience serving youth or working with youth support organizations to design and deliver youth-centric programmes.Through the provision of technical assistance, market research and advice on how to partner with youth support organizations, YouthStart will help microfinance providers develop effective channels to deliver demand-driven services to youth.“The MasterCard Foundation is committed to helping youth start out right,” said its President and CEO, Reeta Roy. “Through YouthStart, The MasterCard Foundation is opening up pathways for 200,000 sub-Saharan African youth, half of whom will be girls and young women, to gain access to financial services.”UNCDF, the UN capital investment agency for the world’s 49 least developed countries, creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. It focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis.It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives. read more

LGs L03C is the worlds first true camera phone or is it

first_imgFor years, cell phone manufacturers have been trying to cram as many different gadgets into their handsets as possible. It all started with the cell phone camera but these days, you can crack open any smartphone and find half a dozen gadgets inside: from gyroscopes and accelerometers to FM radios and 3G modems. Heck, cell phones these days are actually fairly advanced computers. As the cell phone continues to swallow all other gadgets up, it’s rather amusing to see the convergence process go the other way… well, at least for one gadget. LG have just announced the L-03C, which may look like a point-and-shoot digicam… but actually has a phone inside.AdChoices广告The L-03C will be sold exclusively in Japan by DoCoMo in January. Inside, you’ll find a 12.1MP sensor supporting a maximum ISO of 3200, as well as a Pentax 3.6-5.5 lens with three degrees of optical zoom. It can also shoot video in 720p, and comes with WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS. It’s a weird gadget. Is it a phone that looks like a camera, or a camera that happens to contain the phone? I think the best way to describe the L-03C, though, is that it’s probably the first camera phone that even remotely matches the quality and performance of even the cheapest point-and-shoot compact… and the only way they could manage that was by just making a point-and-shoot compact and cramming a phone inside. I wonder if Nikon will get in on the action next? Read more at Akihabaralast_img read more

Mourinho unsure about new January signings

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho had admitted that he has no idea if the club will provide funds for him to spend in the January transfer window.After having been under intense scrutiny for United’s poor to the season, Mourinho would have loved to bring in reinforcement in January to strengthen the squad.But the Portuguese boss who has had a strenuous relationship with Chairman Ed Woodward has revealed that he not sure if he will have money to spend.“I don’t know. I don’t know if we are going to have new players – I would like to – but I don’t know if it is possible or not,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It depends on the club. I don’t know and, honestly, I’m focused on my job of playing Liverpool and next week playing Cardiff.“I’m not frustrated because my work is to demand from players that they give everything they have and what I demand – I only demand things that I can give myself.“So what I ask the players to do – that’s what I do. You have to work hard, you have to work on your limits. It’s my job.”last_img read more

Setien Real Madrid didnt deserve to beat Real Betis

first_imgReal Betis manager Quique Setien believes his side “undeservedly” lost 2-1 at home to Real Madrid on SundayLos Verdiblancos held 74% of the ball possession compared to Real’s 26% and saw their efforts in the first-half rewarded when Sergio Canales cancelled out Luka Modric’s early opener after VAR intervention prevented it being ruled offside.Despite Betis keeping up the pressure on the European champions, they were unable to find a second with former player Dani Ceballos coming on to score the match-winner for Real with a free-kick.Nevertheless, Setien was satisfied with the performance of his Betis team even if he feels the result was unfair.“We did well in the game,” said Setien, according to Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We started brightly, although we made some major mistakes which left to situations which caused the goals.“In the second half, we controlled things and were dominant aside from a few specific moments.“We lacked a little bit of precision in the final third to maybe get something more, but we deserved a draw.“We did a lot of things well, but then we lost the match undeservedly.”Betis will next take a trip to the Anoeta Stadium on Thursday for the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie against Real Sociedad.last_img read more

House District 21 candidates blur some party lines but not others

first_imgTwo candidates are running for Democrat-turned-Republican Lindsey Holmes former seat in West Anchorage’s House District 21. And like their predecessor, some of their views blur typical party lines. Audio Playerhttp://www.alaskapublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/31-house-21-EDIT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Matt Claman is a Democrat. And like many Democrats, he supports same-sex marriage.“Well, I have been a long supporter of equal rights, and some people say that I actually took a lot of heat when I was acting mayor for supporting equal rights in our community,” he said during Alaska Public Media’s Running.His opponent, Republican Anand Dubey, also supports marriage equality, despite it being against his party’s platform.Matt Claman (D) is a candidate for House District 21. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)“Let me just put it this way, I’m against discrimination in all forms,” he said in a phone interview when asked to clarify his positions.Dubey also strays from his party line on the issue of abortion–sometimes. Dubey has made many different statements about abortion. In response to two different conservative group surveys, he and his campaign identify him as pro-life. After making confusing statements on the issue during Running, he was quick to agree with Claman’s position.“I will continue to support a woman’s privacy, and health care privacy, and want to do everything I can to keep politicians out of the private relationship between a woman and her doctors,” Claman said on the program.“And so would I,” jumped in Dubey.When asked to clarify his position, Dubey said he opposes all types of non-natural death because he was raised with Hindu values. However, he said he does not think the state should be regulating abortion.The two opponents also agree on the importance of involving their constituents in the legislative process and making decisions based on their opinions.The differences between the two men start to show when discussing budget matters. One major issue is funding the public schools. Claman promises to try to inflation-proof the Base Student Allocation, a position supported by groups like Great Alaska Schools. Claman said the legislature needs to take a local approach by supporting local school boards.“The school boards around the state are some of the organizations that we elect that are best able to know the best needs of that district,” he said.But Dubey said focusing on the BSA oversimplifies the issue. He said he wants to revamp the way school budgets are made.Anand Dubey (R) is a candidate for House District 21. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)“I don’t need anybody’s help, I just need time. I need to be given data and if I get elected, I’ll sit down single-handedly and then show you how to do it. Much like any chartered account and or any business expert would do. And we’ll go through it and we’ll figure out, ‘ok, where do we need money?’” he said.Dubey argued that all of the state’s budgets can be reduced by eliminating redundant services. He said the state’s medical costs would be lower if there was more competition in the marketplace.“So the bottom line is this: as a legislator I don’t believe in creating additional laws to circumvent a problem. I believe in maybe deregulating it to see if more competition in the market could solve the problem. So that would be my idea.”Claman said health care costs are rising around the nation, not just in Alaska. He said solving the problem locally requires more efficient systems and for the state to accept federal Medicaid money.Neither candidate has served in the state’s legislature before. Claman works as an attorney and is a former Anchorage assembly member. Dubey runs his own IT company and has degrees in engineering and business.last_img read more

Crude inches up on report of proposed Saudi oil deal

first_imgCrude prices inched up on Thursday on a report suggesting that Saudi Arabia will propose a deal to balance oil markets, in the first sign the top OPEC producer is willing to compromise after a rout that has more than halved oil prices since June 2014.U.S. crude was trading 29 cents higher at $40.23 per barrel at 0517 GMT, while internationally traded Brent was up 48 cents at $42.97.Saudi Arabia, which has so far resisted any intervention, will propose a cut of 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in OPEC output, Energy Intelligence reported, citing a senior OPEC delegate.”The market will want to hear from other parties and to have greater assurance that it looked a possibility,” said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at Sydney’s CMC Markets.”Not only do (the other producers) have to agree to do it, they also have to stick by the agreement.”OPEC’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, wants non-OPEC counties such as Russia, Mexico, Oman and Kazakhstan to participate in the deal.But it will be challenging to get all parties to agree, given diverging views on which producers should cut or limit production.”Saudi to propose 1 million bpd cuts … if … Iran, Iraq and OPEC join cuts. In other words won’t happen. Whoever does cut will lose market share,” Asenna Wealth Solutions’ senior trader Assad Tannous wrote in a tweet following the news.Saudi Arabia does not expect a formal deal to be reached this week, but would like the agreement to be implemented next year, Energy Intelligence reported.OPEC’s historic decision last year to maintain high output to defend market share from other producers such as Russia and U.S. shale drillers, sent oil prices into a spiral.OPEC is set to meet in Vienna on Friday to discuss its policy at a time when a global glut shows no signs of abating.U.S. crude inventories rose for a 10th straight week, climbing 1.2 million barrels, contrasting analysts’ expectations of a fall, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday.Additionally, oil product supplies are also building as warmer-than-usual weather in the U.S. northeast, a major market for heating oil, limits demand. Distillate stockpiles climbed by 3.1 million barrels last week, the EIA said, far exceeding expectations of a gain of 326,000 barrels.Oil production already exceeds demand by 0.5-2 million barrels per day.last_img read more

No 86ranked Louisville Sweep No 1719 Missouri

first_imgDaniel Pinto was second in the 3M board with a 337.50 with fellow Cardinal Daniel Fecteau taking fifth with a 310.95 and Kivanc Gur taking 7th with a 251.70.  Print Friendly Version The women ran away with the 400 Free Relay when Arina Openysheva (50.90), Mallory Comerford (49.58), Lainey Visscher (50.39) and Sophie Cattermole (50.18) combine for the winning time of 3:21.05. The men put together a 2:57.08 to win the 400 Free Relay powered by Bartosz Piszczorowicz (44.78), Andrej Barna (43.28), Evgenii Somov (44.85) and Zach Harting (44.17). In the 200 IM, Grace Oglesby touched second with a 2:03.21, Maria Sumida was third in 2:04.04 and Alina Kendzior was fourth in 2:05.06. Diana Dunn went 2:05.42. Daniel Sos wins the 200 IM with a 1:48.55. Jarrett Jones is fourth in 1:52.45. Sophie Cattermole picked up her second win of the day, touching first in the 500 free with a 4:54.00. Arina Openysheva was fifth with a 5:01.42.  On the men’s side, Marcelo Acosta won the 500 freestyle in 4:26.16. T.C. Smith was third with a time of 4:32.98. Sophie Cattermole smoked the field in the 1000 freestyle with a 10:03.45,  a full eight seconds faster than the runnerup. Marcelo Acosta won the men’s 1000 freestyle with a 9:12.66. T.C. Smith was third in 9:19.79. In the 200 freestyle, Mallory Comerford put up a 1:47.48 for the win. Arina Openysheva clocked a 1:50.32 for third. On the men’s side, newcomer Bartosz Piszczorowicz took top honors for the Cardinals with a 1:37.70. Cardinal Grace Oglesby touched second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.95 and teammate Alena Kraus was third with a 55.82. The Cardinals swept the top two spots in the 100 butterfly led by Zach Harting’s winning time of 47.98. Nicolas Albiero went 48.48. The No. 8/6-ranked University of Louisville swept No. 17/19 University of Missouri men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams Thursday afternoon at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia.  The Cardinal women won 163-137 and the men prevailed 178-122. The women’s 200 Medley Relay team touched second as Alina Kendzior (25.34), Mariia Astashkina (28.40), Grace Oglesby (24.62) and Casey Fanz (23.50) put up a 1:41.86. The men won the 200 Medley Relay with the foursome of Nicolas Albiero (22.25), Evgenii Somov (24.58), Zach Harting (21.34) and Andrej Barna (19.38) combining forces to put up a 1:27.55 in a duel down the stretch. UofL went 2-3-4 in the women’s 50 free led by Mallory Comerford’s 22.83. Avery Braunecker was third in 23.53 and Lainey Visscher went 23.79.  Andrej Barna won the men’s 50 with a 19.98. Cardinal Matyi Kovacs was third in 20.50 and teammate Mihalis Deliyiannis was fourth with a 20.55. Alina Kendzior made it a sweep with a win in the 200 back, going 1:58.85. The Cardinal men went 2-3-4 in the 200 backstroke as Nick Albiero touched in 1:46.75, Daniel Sos put up a 1:47.83 and Mitchell Whyte was fourth with a 1:48. Complete Results With Splits Mallory Comerford touched second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.87. Avery Braunecker was fifth with a 52.21. Bartos Piszczorowicz won the 100 free with a 44.62 with Andrej Barna hot on his heels with a 44.66 for second and Jarrett Jones was fourth in 45.51. In one meter diving, Molly Fears was the top Card with a fourth place finish score of 258.53. Michaela Sliney was 6th with a 238.05, Anika Holland was seventh (232.65) and Brianna Price as 8th with a 224.03.   The Cardinals had multiple wins in individual events led by Sophie Cattermole and Marcelo Acosta who swept the distance events. (1000, 500 free).  Evgenii Somov and Mariia Astashkina doubled up in the 100 and 200 breast and Alina Kendzior won both the 100 and 200 backstroke. In diving, Molly Fears won the platform with a 268.88. Michaela Sliney was second with a 256.95, Brianna Price took fifth with a 204.38 and Anika Holland was sixth with a 200.93. Mariia Astashkina gritted out a win in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:16.37. Morgan Friesen was fourth in 2:17.61. Evgenii Somov notched his second win as he took top honors in the men’s 200 breaststroke with a 1:59.73. In the 100 backstroke, Alina Kendzior battled MU’s Audrey Guyette down the stretch for the win with a 55.01. Newcomer Maria Sumida was third for UofL with a 56.59.  For the men, Nick Albiero won the 100 back with a 47.91 with teammate Nikkos Sofianidis touching third in 48.84. On the men’s platform, Daniel Fecteau was second with a 317.70, Kivanc Gur was third (308.93) and Daniel Pinto was 6th (268.80). Mariia Astashkina hit the wall first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.88. Kaylee Wheeler was third in 1:03.80 and Morgan Friesen took fourth in 1:04.14 for the Cards.  It was a battle, but Evgenii Somov won men’s 100 breaststroke with a 54.23, holding off four Missouri Tigers, including runnerup Jordan O’Brien’s 54.51. Story Links Grace Oglesby stopped the clock in 2:00.43 in the 200-butterfly for the win with teammate Alena Kraus taking second in 2:02.40. The Cards finished 1-3-4 in the men’s 200 fly led by Zach Harting, who was first with a 1:46.93, Jarrett Jones put up a 1:48.31 and Daniel Sos went 1:48.99.last_img read more

Americas Greatest Fears Are Coming True

first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall In case you didn’t notice, today is Friday the 13th—the unluckiest day of the year.The superstition (paraskavedekatriaphobia, by its scientific name), with roots in the Bible, has been blamed for many a grim and unexplainable occurrence.But fear of, well, fear itself doesn’t hold a candle to Americans’ greatest anxieties, as compiled by Chapman University.In May, a random sample of 1,207 adults from across the US were asked to assess their level of fear (“afraid” or “very afraid”) about 80 different scenarios across a variety of topics, from crime and the environment to technology and the government.The results are not surprising:Corrupt government officials: 74.5 percentAmerican Healthcare Act/Trumpcare: 55.3 percentPollution of oceans, rivers, lakes: 53.1 percentPollution of drinking water: 50.4 percentNot having enough money for the future: 50.2 percentHigh medical bills: 48.4 percentThe US getting involved in another world war: 48.4 percentGlobal warming and climate change: 48 percentNorth Korea using weapons: 47.5 percentAir pollution: 44.9 percent“The 2017 list of fears clearly reflects political unrest and uncertainty in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president,” the University said in a blog post.Increased tensions with North Korea, proposed changes to healthcare, and (at the time), discussions of the US leaving the Paris Climate Accord stirred up different worries among Americans this year.Results spread across the board—brown for government, green for environment, blue for economic, and yellow for man-made disasters (via Chapman University)By contrast, many people in 2016 cited terrorism, restrictions on firearms, the death of loved ones, an economic/financial collapse, and identity theft among their top concerns.This marks the first time environmental issues have cracked the survey’s top 10 terrors.“What is, perhaps, most striking about American fear in 2017 is that environmental fears … figure more prominently than ever before,” the blog said.Since his inauguration in January, Trump ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce major pollution laws, withdrew the “Waters of the United States” and “Stream Buffer” rules, and fired the EPA’s entire Science Advisory Board.Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, has long been quoted as humans’ No. 1 fear. According to this survey, though, only 20 percent of people admitted to the anxiety.Similarly scary situations—including encounters with clowns, zombies, and ghosts—landed at the bottom of the list, alongside the sight of blood and animals (dogs, rats, etc.), each counting fewer than 10 percent of responses.Check out the full list online.Chapman University also provides in-depth reports on America’s fear of extremism and the threat to national security, the country’s knowledge of disaster preparedness (or lack thereof), and paranormal beliefs.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

10 Ways Nintendo Could Still Fck Up The Switch

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target You know it could happen. Nintendo has gone, over the last console generation and change, from the dominant force in console gaming to a doddering old uncle, releasing endless DS updates and redesigns while the Wii U flops. We’re excited about the Switch – we’re not monsters, after all – but it’s important to temper that enthusiasm with a healthy degree of skepticism.We’ve gone through everything we know about the Switch and identified the ten pain points we can see where Nintendo can doom this console to a Wii U-shaped grave. It’s probably too late for them to do anything about any of them, but you can read this article and then say “I told you so” if they come to pass.Bad PerformanceWe already see hints of this in the released specs for the system. Nintendo has always been able to work magic with underpowered hardware – remember that the Sega Master System was a beefier console than the original NES – but over the last few generations their budget chipsets have started to show some serious strain. While multi-platform games have never been the biggest draw on a Nintendo system, we’re worried that the machine’s unique design will work against it.A terrifying thing is that report from December that the Switch will run at a 60% decrease in clock speed when undocked. That’s a massive performance hit, and it’s hard to understand how games will be able to handle it. Some theorize that it’s similar to PS4 Pro titles that also play on the PSP, but will developers want to put in the extra work?Brand DilutionIt’s 2017 and Super Mario Run means you can play a real Mario game, and not some janky clone hacked together by a 14-year-old in Croatia, on your phone. The era of “you need to own a Nintendo system to play Nintendo games” is coming to a close. In many ways, this is a good thing. It’s super annoying to have to buy a dedicated system for one publisher’s titles. But it’s also going to make selling those dedicated systems a lot harder.We seriously doubt that you’ll be seeing any of Nintendo’s big titles on PlayStations or Xboxes anytime soon, but the fact that Mario is no longer exclusive should be a warning sign. People now have their choice of dozens of different Nintendo systems to play on, both home and portable. Adding another one to the pile, especially so soon after the failed Wii U, is a tough sell.Friend CodesLet’s just lay this out on the table: Nintendo doesn’t get online. At all. Their systems have consistently made linking up with absent friends to game a chore at best and impossible at worst. Starting with the Wii, the company has made connecting up a matter of memorizing a long and obtuse “friend code” and inputting it with the controller. Just putting in my Netflix password drives me bonkers, and it’s just “password1.” Even worse, you had to put the friend code in for each different game. They’ve cleaned up their act a little bit, but the big N’s online infrastructure is leaps and bounds behind Microsoft and Sony.Miiverse is a step in the right direction, but it’s just a social platform. If Nintendo doesn’t deliver online, we can see the Switch having some serious problems retaining players.Artificial ShortagesNintendo had its biggest success in the traditional retail age, when cartridges would hit stores on the same day in limited amounts, and real 90s kids would force their parents to drive them around until they scored their new game. Those days are gone, but the company still entertains a weird forced attachment to scarcity as a marketing tool. Recent reports indicate that many stores are only getting 20 units for launch day.Obviously, Nintendo doesn’t want to over-produce on hardware and get burned, but 20 units of a new Nintendo console seems outrageously stingy. We can only think that they’re holding back on deliveries to re-create the Wii launch furor, where Craigslist scammers outrageously elevated the asking price and the TV news reported on the whole mess. Sure, publicity is good, but supply shortages are a stunt that gamers don’t have to live with anymore.Software DroughtThis has been, far and away, the biggest issue with Nintendo’s last few consoles. They simply don’t have the third party support that they once did, for whatever reason, and the libraries are scant. We all know that people typically buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games – your Marios, your Zeldas, your Metroids – and the other stuff is gravy. But with the extended development times of those franchise titles, many of their recent systems have only received a single entry – or none at all. It’s a fair bet that the company will keep banking on nostalgia and sell you all the NES and SNES games you already bought twice on the Wii and the Wii U, but eventually, that’s going to dry up too.The Wii ended up having a few dozen solid games and an ocean of garbage shovelware. The Wii U didn’t even get the shovelware. It remains to be seen what the library of the Switch will look like. We’d push Nintendo into lower-cost downloadable titles with the company’s signature attention to gameplay detail, but time will tell.Too PortableFor all the smack we talk about Nintendo’s failings in the home console market, they’ve been doing very well indeed in portables since the original Game Boy. Buoyed up by frequent Pokemon games, the company’s hardware iterations have been fairly priced, reasonably powerful and solid purchases. Sure, the recent surfeit of 3DS models is a little annoying, and some of them have been flops, but for the most part, Nintendo does portables right.That’s why the Switch’s weird quasi-portable crossover status is so baffling. Is the company moving away from the 3DS, or do they think people really want to carry around two Nintendo portables? Will games come out for both platforms with different functionality? The DS killed off the Game Boy Advance by accident; it’s not too wild a prediction to think that the Switch will either kill the DS or be killed by it.Third Party AlienationNintendo has always had a rough relationship with third party publishers and developers, dating back to the Seal of Quality they mandated on NES titles. That relationship has only worsened over the years, as their consoles are dependably less powerful than competitors, making porting to them a pain. The Switch announce video showed Skyrim running on the system, which is cool until you consider that game is over five years old at this point and Bethesda hasn’t even officially confirmed it’s real.You can think back to the Wii U launch when high-profile creatives like Ken Levine talked up the system only to never release anything for it. EA put out a paltry four Wii U games in the console’s lifespan.Battery LifeOne of the most troubling things we’ve heard about the Switch as a portable system is that the battery life is a scant three hours. Nintendo won the first portable war against Sega’s Game Gear and Atari’s Lynx almost entirely on batteries, with the original Game Boy’s low power consumption a major selling point. Considering most mobile devices pack pretty solid lifespans, three hours in between charges seems pretty low. And that’s just what the company will admit to – odds are in practice that number will go down even farther.This all comes back to the essential question of what the Switch really is. Is it a home console that you can also take on the go, or a portable that plugs into a TV? We find it very hard to believe that Nintendo is going to be able to serve both audiences with a single device, and going too far in either direction is going to compromise playability. From the reveals, it looks like the Switch is designed for portability first, which makes battery rumors pretty scary.PriceIf this thing is over $300, it’s going to sink like a lead balloon. With so many elements of the Switch’s composition up in the air, it’s hard to estimate a price point for the console. Hell, people still aren’t sure if the damn thing has a touchscreen or not. We’re betting yes on that one, by the way. With a modern console running under $300, Nintendo is going to have to hit that price point to stay competitive.Yes, we know the Switch comes with a lot of stuff that the Xbox One and the PS4 don’t – a screen and battery, most notably. But that’s not going to hold a lot of water, especially for people who don’t plan to make the most of the system’s portable capabilities. If Nintendo can’t deliver a price to match the system’s lack of power, they’re in deep trouble right out the gate.High ExpectationsProbably the thing that is going to work hardest against the Switch’s success is Nintendo’s own history. Everybody thought the Wii was just a weird novelty box and it went on to sell bazillions, and that unexpected success has cast the company in a role it might not be suited to fill. Instead of iterating forward on the success of the Wii, they tried to take another hard left with two-screen gaming for the Wii U and flopped. The Switch’s home/portable crossover feels like one of those turns; a decision made just to be different rather than fill a need in the marketplace.Nintendo fanboys will snap the Switch up on launch day. That one Triforce guy will probably be first in line. But what happens six months afterward when the shine is off the console, and all the launch games have been played? Hell hath no fury like a fanboy scorned, and we can see Switch buyers taking to the Internet with some pretty nasty complaints if it doesn’t deliver the goods.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.last_img read more

Brees will move ahead of Rodgers in alltime QB rankings with another

first_imgBrees will move ahead of Rodgers in the all-time QB rankings with another Super BowlColin thinks Drew Brees and the Saints have a legitimate shot to win the Super Bowl, and believes that another title would move Brees past Aaron Rodgers in the all-time rankings of NFL quarterbacks. Even though Rodgers is largely seen as the poster child for a quarterback carrying an organization, Brees has had to overcome constant challenges in New Orleans, including Bountygate and the aftermath of Katrina.Most consider Rodgers ahead of Brees at this point, but another title would give Brees the edge in the all-time rankings, in Colin’s eyes. Alex Guerrero will be the scapegoat if the Pats don’t win it allThe Patriots will play their first game since the bombshell article revealed lingering tensions in the organization, and Colin thinks Alex Guerrero will be the scapegoat if New England can’t win another Super Bowl.Spygate and Deflategate both saw low level employees take the fall for the Pats, even though they were clearly taking orders, but in this case, Guerrero is the easiest person to point to for creating division between Brady and Belichick, even if it’s not entirely his fault.Guests: Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First is in-studio explaining why LeBron hasn’t made his decision yet; and defending Cam Newton.Chris Simms – Former NFL QB joins the show to talk Gruden to the Raiders; his experience playing for Gruden; and his take on Patriots drama from his time there.Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian and host of the I Am Rappaport Stereo Podcast is in-studio why Luke Walton and the Lakers need to fight fire with fire to end their LaVar Ball problem; why he would trade Lonzo; and why he doesn’t think LeBron has made a free agency decision, yet.Ray Lewis – FS1 NFL Analyst and former Ravens All-Pro is in-studio discussing his doubts about Gruden to the Raiders; and how the Lakers are mishandling the LaVar Ball distraction.last_img read more

Indias emergency care system in tatters

first_img Top Stories This delay hasn’t really improved in the last six years, said Dr. Mahesh Joshi, head of emergency medicine at Apollo, India’s largest network of private hospitals. “Even in big cities like Mumbai, it is virtually impossible for a heart or trauma patient to reach any doctor within the first hour,” he said.Some private emergency response networks are quicker, but they bring in less than 7 percent of the 4,000-odd patients that reach Apollo’s emergency rooms across the country every day, Joshi said.People don’t even know how to call for help. The emergency number could be 108 or 102 or 100, depending on which state you are in. A survey at Delhi’s top trauma center showed that 90 percent didn’t know they could reach an ambulance at 102.Local police do help accident victims reach hospitals, but their response times vary. In most cities, patrol cars don’t have room for a stretcher, and victims can be injured during transport.The police in Delhi are the quickest, said Tewari, and they bring in most of the cases that make it to the city’s top trauma center.On one weeknight in July, the crew of patrol car Eagle Six had just unpacked dinner when the operator radioed about a motorcycle accident. Four minutes of siren blaring and tire screeching later, they were trying to resuscitate a badly bruised stranger in their patrol car. By the time they reached the hospital, their patient was disoriented but conscious. The vital role family plays in society New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix At a packed emergency room in Delhi recently, patients with broken limbs, bleeding wounds, even burns kept piling up until they were forced to share beds, and when those ran out, stretchers.Waiting for care can have tragic consequences, as it nearly did for Bharat Singh’s brother.“If the delay had been any longer, we wouldn’t have been able to reattach the torn muscle,” said Dr. S.K. Das, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the operation. “In fact, he almost lost his leg.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) – Bharat Singh saw headlights zooming toward his motorbike and swerved. For a split second, he thought he had dodged the truck. Then his passenger screamed.Singh saw the bloody flesh hanging loose from his brother’s knee and hit full throttle. It would take five hours for his brother to get the care he needed, in a journey that highlighted the deadly gaps in India’s emergency care system. “Still, we could use better training,” said Constable Ajeet Singh.Police say they are a stopgap solution to a problem that needs specialists. “A mechanism needs to be developed involving paramedics,” said Satyaveer Katara, one of the top officers in charge of the capital’s police control room.The only such mechanism in Delhi is the Centralized Accident and Trauma Service, which until recently ran just 34 ambulances for a population of nearly 17 million. In August, they added 70 more, but that’s still far from enough.Many accident victims end up riding in what are essentially taxis masquerading as ambulances, said Dr. Shakti Kumar Gupta, who is helping the government draft a national code to standardize ambulances.Emergency workers too are not properly trained. Rahul, 24, who uses just one name, is a high school dropout and failed mechanic who managed to find work as an ambulance assistant. His job is to load patients on and off the ambulance, and if needed, set up their oxygen supply. Often, he is the closest thing to a paramedic patients get.There were no emergency medical technicians in India less than a decade ago, and only about 10,000 have been trained since 2005 in the nation of 1.2 billion, said Subodh Satyawadi, chief executive of the Emergency Management and Research Institute. By contrast, the United States has 240,000 for a population that is a fourth of India’s. Singh didn’t bother calling the emergency helpline on the unlit Uttar Pradesh highway because he knew help would probably come late, and that it would probably be a police officer rather than a medical professional who responded.His brother would end up needing an ambulance anyway, because doctors at the nearest hospital, a half-hour away in Bulandshahr, said he needed surgery that was too complex for them to perform. He had to make the three-hour trip to New Delhi in a small van with a stretcher, an empty oxygen tank, worn-out shock absorbers that magnified each bump _ and no medic.Trauma care barely exists across much of India, where 160,000 people die in road accidents every year. Some of those people would surely survive if the system were better.Ambulances have no medical equipment, and very few doctors are trained in emergency care, said Piyush Tewari, whose nonprofit helps trauma victims get medical attention within the first 60 minutes after an emergency, when medical intervention has the best chance of saving a victim’s life. A 2006 report in the Indian Journal of Surgery found that more than 80 percent of Indians don’t get care within that “golden hour.” EMRI is one of the largest contributors to India’s emergency workforce, but the government doesn’t recognize their courses or those of other such institutions. There is a Paramedical Council of India, but they train technicians in areas like dialysis and echocardiograms _ not emergency care.Dr. Angel Rajan Singh, a member of the government’s workgroup on emergency medicine, said there is no standard to distinguish between trained paramedics and those off the street. He said a national emergency authority has been proposed.Even emergency rooms suffer from a lack of specialized trauma training. Emergency medicine was recognized as a subject only in 2009, and the programs accredited by the Medical Council of India admit only 22 doctors every year. The first batch won’t even graduate until 2014.“The government’s guidelines were, and still are, impractically stringent,” said Apollo Hospitals’ Dr. Joshi. He said even non-accredited programs run by the private sector have trained less than 500 trauma physicians.Most emergency rooms are overburdened, with three or four doctors and a couple of interns managing several dozen cases at a time, said Dr. Arshad Anjum, a professor at Aligarh’s university medical college. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homelast_img read more

Banff National Park Rated 1 in Canada by TripAdvisor Travelers Choi

first_imgThe annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best Destinations Awards have just been released for 2011 – with Banff National Park in the province of Alberta, rated # 1 amongst the Top 25 Destinations in Canada. Winners are determined by a combination of TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index and through the unbiased opinions of millions of traveller ratings. The Popularity Index is a well-defined decision matrix that determines traveller satisfaction based on hotel reviews, travel articles and opinions found throughout the web.  Adventure World has 4 day / 3 night packages to Banff National Park for $1200pp staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs including a Discover the Grizzly Bears Tour, Evening Wildlife Safari, Luggage handling and Canadian GST.   Valid for travel on selected dates, for enquiries and bookings call Adventure World on 1300 363 055. Source = Banff National Parklast_img read more

Landmark Lauded Again

first_img July 26, 2011 454 Views in Origination Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Lenders & Servicers 2011-07-26 Abby Gregory Sharecenter_img “”Landmark Mortgage Group””:http://www.lmglending.com/ has bragging rights in the Pleasanton, California region, having just been named the best mortgage company in the tri-valley area by _Pleasanton Weekly_. The magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards named Landmark the top mortgage entity for the second consecutive year. [IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Of the honor, Tony Russo, Landmark’s managing partner, said, “”This is quite an accomplishment for us and something we are very proud of. We started Landmark Mortgage because we wanted to offer the community a mortgage partner who could provide exceptional levels of service. Being named the readers’ choice is a testament to the services we offer and we’re honored to have the community chose us as their favorite two years in a row.””An estimated 31,000 readers cast votes for their pick among the 10 nominated mortgage companies, according to _Pleasanton Weekly_. Landmark operates offices in Livermore, Santa Cruz, and Brentwood, California as well as its Pleasanton branch, and in addition to the recent regional award, Landmark is also the tri-valley area’s fastest growing mortgage company. Landmark is a division of Opes Advisors, Inc., a mortgage bank and wealth management firm. Landmark Lauded, Againlast_img read more

Lady Gaga reflects on saying no to record exec who

first_imgLady Gaga reflects on saying no to record exec who urged her to consider a nose job by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 8, 2018 1:09 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2018 at 4:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are shown in a scene from the film “A Star is Born.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-TIFF MANDATORY CREDIT center_img TORONTO – Viewers will likely be searching for parallels between Lady Gaga and the pop star she plays in the upcoming film “A Star is Born,” and the singer says there’s at least one — they both were criticized for their looks by powerful people in the music industry.“I had a record executive suggest I get a nose job,” she remembered while discussing the film, which screens at the Toronto International Film Festival.“(It was) before my first single came out and before we shot the video — and I said no.”A similar experience becomes a pivotal emotional arc in the opening scenes of “A Star is Born.”In the movie she plays Ally, a gifted singer who has all but thrown away her ambitions for a music career. She moonlights as an entertainer at a drag bar where one night she encounters famed country musician Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper.As the two begin talking, Ally recounts how doors were slammed on her singing aspirations because her nose was too big. Cooper’s character rejects the suggestion, telling her she has a beautiful nose.The moment is an instant spark of chemistry between the two as they plunge into a love affair set against the backdrop of the music industry.Lady Gaga insists there are many distinct characteristics she doesn’t share with Ally.“The biggest difference between me and Ally is that Ally has completely given up,” she said.“She does not believe in herself. She does not believe she’s beautiful. She doesn’t think she has what it takes.”Lady Gaga launched her professional music career after dropping out of a performing arts school at 19 years old, choosing to put everything she had into building her name.“(I) was dragging my piano around New York City, banging on every door I could to get a gig,” she said.“I was even lying, pretending to be my own manager, trying to get the 10 p.m. slot where it would be the most people at the club as possible.”She said staying true to herself proved especially important once she was signed to a record label.“They wanted to give my songs to other girls or girl groups, they didn’t want it to be me,” she remembered.“I just held onto my music for dear life. I got lucky, I guess, after many years of hard work.”“A Star is Born” arrives in theatres on Oct. 5.Follow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

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John Hoeven,419上海OM, Require that the Department of Justice submit an annual report to Congress containing statistics on missing and murdered Native American women and recommendations on how to improve data collectionOne of the recommendations in the United Tribes letter was that the Department of Justice collect and provide statistics on missing and murdered Native American women The letter stated that American Indian women are the only population group for whom such data is not collected"We don’t have the data" Heitkamp said "When we don’t have the data (the issue) gets forgotten"Heitkamp said that she had begun drafting the bill even before the United Tribes letter She said the proposals are built on other work she has done such as efforts to combat human trafficking the extension of the Amber Alert system to Indian reservations and the vagueness of law enforcement jurisdiction on American Indian landsThe Hoeven and Heitkamp legislation does not address several concerns expressed in the United Tribes letterThe letter sent to North Dakota’s Congressional delegation last week also called on the US government to create a federal-local law enforcement task force to oversee the LaFontaine-Greywind case to ensure that justice is served and appropriate resources are provided to her family and childIt recommended the US Department of Justice commission a cross-jurisdictional task force to reopen closed cases of missing and murdered Native American woman It also called on the federal government to provide tribal governments additional funding to develop protocols for investigating missing persons cases"The murder of Savanna illustrates a much larger problem of epic proportions" wrote Dave Flute chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe and chairman of the United Tribes of North Dakota "In some locations Native American women are murdered at more than ten times the national average and one in three experiences sexual violence"In the period after MG Ramachandran’s demise in December 1987 the clamour for his political legacy was extremely ugly From the manner in which Jayalalithaa who fancied herself as his political successor was pushed out of his cortege to the ugly split in the AIADMK the slugfest between the Jayalalithaa and the Janaki Ramachandran (MGR’s widow) factions was out in the open for everyone to see Not a surprise given that a lot was at stake To be successful in Tamil Nadu politics both camps needed to be seen as MGR’s chosen one as only that would ensure electoral success File image of J Jayalalithaa PTI Forward to 2017 and Amma’s boys — Edappadi Palaniswami and O Paneerselvam — have copied the MGR template That explains their decision to anoint Jayalalithaa as the eternal general secretary of the AIADMK With the powers of the general secretary in the real world vested in the convenor (OPS) and deputy convenor (EPS) this is their way of saying they are the inheritors of Amma’s legacy This is also an acknowledgement of the fact that but for Brand Jayalalithaa they are politically irrelevant Not that there was no politics behind this life-after-death appointment Hard bargaining in the days preceding the merger meant both EPS and OPS camps could not agree on who will be the general secretary With both leaders unwilling to make way for the other Jayalalithaa was chosen as the compromise party chief in eternity and it was decided that the top job will no longer be called general secretary The nomenclature was changed to the twin posts of convenor and deputy convenor who will for purpose of public posturing rule in Amma’s name Such theatrics are not new to Dravidian politicians When the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) was founded in the 60s CN Annadurai kept the president’s post vacant arguing that only Periyar had a right over the seat Though of course Periyar was alive at that time Subsequently Karunanidhi became the President of the DMK himself and continues to this day with MK Stalin now made working president Though the AIADMK was founded by MGR after his exit from the DMK Jayalalithaa cast the party in her own mould and made it her own She never made MGR the eternal general secretary of the AIADMK and ensured she occupied that post till her death in December 2016 By letting her continue in the post eternally her band of followers has ensured that AIADMK is Amma and Amma is AIADMK MGR’s visage has been relegated only to the photo exhibitions organised during his 100th anniversary The process of sidelining MGR and using him only when he was needed started with Jayalalithaa points out senior political commentator TN Gopalan "For a year after she came to power in 1991 Jayalalithaa did not use his photograph anywhere or talk about him She resented the control MGR wielded over her when he was alive It was only after an electoral debacle that she went back to using MGR’s photographs at party events and campaigns" says Gopalan But Jayalalithaa by virtue of having been a successful cinema star (a huge draw in Tamil Nadu) still could hold her own EPS and OPS pale in comparison when it comes to charisma and have to necessarily fall back on the Amma name for political sustenance But the ‘mere paas Amma hai’ card is also strategic because it positions the ruling AIADMK as Jayalalithaa’s party With TTV Dhinakaran threatening to "send this government packing" if the governor allows a trust vote it will allow EPS and OPS to accuse Dhinakaran of overthrowing "Amma’s party’s government" should he succeed in his mission Two it is to kill any chance of Sasikala trying to return as party general secretary For Sasikala replacing Jayalalithaa would not be seen as the sentimentally right thing to do It makes the battle between OPS and EPS and Dinakaran as the clash between AIADMK (Amma) and AIADMK (Chinnamma) Three and most important EPS and OPS want to retrieve the two leaves symbol from the Election Commission that froze it ahead of the RK Nagar byelection in April Having Jayalalithaa as the eternal general secretary would improve the party’s bargaining power at Nirvachan Sadan So is the eternal general secretary going to be truly forever Given that the politics of AIADMK is also the politics of betrayal it is anyone’s guess After all just a few months back EPS and OPS respectfully referred to Sasikala as Chinnamma fell at her feet and asked her to be party general secretary The same set of leaders have now dumped her unceremoniously By Stephen Farrell JALAZONE CAMP West Bank (Reuters) – Prince William paid the first official British royal visit to the Palestinian Territories on Wednesday touring a refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and voicing hope for peace in a meeting with the Palestinian president William second in line to the throne received a red-carpet welcome to the Muqata the Palestinian government headquarters in the city of Ramallah that included an honour guard and band "I’m very glad our two countries work so closely together and have had success stories with education and relief work in the past so long may that continue" William told President Mahmoud Abbas "My sentiments are the same as yours in hoping that there is a lasting peace in the region" the prince said William then visited Jalazone refugee camp and its health clinic and a school administered by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) A sign banning weapons – a picture of a Kalashnikov assault rifle with red line through it – was on the door of the health centre which the prince toured before visiting the school and chatting with pupils Armed Palestinian security men stood on rooftops in the camp reached via an unpaved road and bordering a large Jewish settlement More than 9000 people live in the crowded camp of cinderblock and concrete buildings On Tuesday Israeli President Reuven Rivlin publicly asked the prince to bring Abbas "a message of peace" and tell him it is time to find a way to "build confidence" between Israel and the Palestinians Rivlin’s position is largely ceremonial and in remarks released to the media after his own meeting with William earlier that day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no such request Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed in 2014 and the divide between the two sides has widened in the years since amid bouts of violence The West Bank where Palestinians have limited self-rule has been largely quiet in recent months in contrast to surges of fighting along Israel’s frontier with Gaza an enclave ruled by Abbas’s main Palestinian rival the Hamas Islamist group Israeli troops have killed at least 130 Palestinians during mass demonstrations along the border since March 30 "The Palestinian side is committed to the peace process with the Israelis so both states could live peacefully together within the borders of 1967" Abbas said in his public remarks at his meeting with William Palestinians want East Jerusalem captured by Israel along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East war as the capital of an independent state they seek to establish in the two territories In 2005 Israel pulled troops and settlers out of Gaza but maintains tight control of the territory’s land and sea borders citing security concerns This has deepened hardship in Gaza whose economy international experts say is in a state of collapse Violence flared overnight in Gaza Until now it had been British policy not to make an official royal visit to Israel and the occupied territories until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was resolved "It’s not a time when he can come and celebrate success in the Middle East peace process or anything of that sort but it is a time when we can show our interest in the region" Philip Hall Britain’s consul-general in Jerusalem told Reuters before William flew to the Middle East TEL AVIV STROLL Before his motorcade crossed into the West Bank William strolled along a trendy Tel Aviv boulevard with Israeli Eurovision song contest winner Netta Barzilai to the delight of cheering onlookers But there was no "chicken-dance" Barzilai’s signature move performed as part of her women’s empowerment hit "I’m Not Your Toy" during the 2018 song-fest William’s four-day tour which ends on Thursday with a visit to holy sites also marks the first time a member of the British royal family has paid an official visit to Israel In downtown Tel Aviv William walked with the purple-braided singer along Rothschild Boulevard The tree-lined avenue at the heart of the city’s financial districts contains shops restaurants and galleries William and Barzilai chatted at a kiosk described as one of the first refreshment stands in Tel Aviv They were served "Gazoz" a retro Israeli soft drink made from flavoured syrup and fizzy water The day before he had focused in his first engagements in Israel on honouring the memory of victims of the Nazi Holocaust (Additional reporting by Ali Sawafta in Ramallah and Dan Williams in Tel Aviv; Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by 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