Why Path May Be The Ultimate App For Google Glass

first_imgI’m a devoted Pathhole—a hardcore user of mobile social network Path. For all that I make fun of Path’s twee, artisanal, and bespoke nature—on a recent visit to its lovely office in San Francisco, I was tempted to ask CEO Dave Morin if his software engineers were cruelty-free—I have a soft spot for the service that brings me updates from a small circle of friends, which I then festoon with emoticons.If anything might convert me into a Glasshole, the name I’ve adopted for the ostentatious neophiles who have started sporting Glass, Google’s Internet-enabled camera-and-display headset, it might well be Path.Path CTO Nathan Folkman demonstrates Google Glass.Morin and Path CTO Nathan Folkman recently showed me a version of Path for Google Glass. (Google recently signaled that Path would be one of the first Glass apps available.) It turns out that two key features of Path make it perfectly suited for Glass—in a way that larger social networks like Google+ and Facebook may never catch up to.I’ve formed this opinion based on brief experiences with both Glass and the Glass version of Path, so take them with a grain of salt. But even those glimpses suggest an uncanny fit between software and hardware.Small Screen, Meet Tight FriendsThe first advantage Path has is its insistence that you limit your friends to a tight list of 150. I find this kind of in-or-out listmaking agonizing. It reminds me of when my husband and I invited people to our wedding reception, which, now that I think about it, had a headcount of about 150. But now that I’ve put in the work, I find my Path friends really are the ones I like to hear from frequently throughout the day.Contrast that to Google’s built-in Glass sharing options, which require you to go to a website to set up a limited number of contacts in advance. This Android tablet is mirroring what Path CTO Nathan Folkman sees on his Google Glass heads-up display.The second is Path’s stripped-down simplicity. Originally designed for mobile, it’s actually even more effective on Glass. In my experience, people typically share short updates about where they are or what they’re doing—things that are too mundane for Twitter, too intimate for Facebook. In form, tone, and length, they’re just right for Glass’s screen, floating just above your right eye.Google+ updates, which you can of course get on Glass, are often too long for the Glass interface. And the thought of getting my Facebook News Feed—an option now that Facebook has a Glass app—through Glass seems overwhelming.But Where Is The Money?There are perpetual questions about how Path will find enough users and make money. Glass will not answer those. Folkman, Path’s CTO, estimates that some 300 Glass testers have downloaded the Glass version of Path. (Google hasn’t given out numbers, but that’s likely a large portion of the Glass population.)For what it’s worth, Morin tells me the company has been making progress on the business front. It has likely crossed 13 million registered users, and its main source of income—charging users for custom icons they can include in messages—has drawn both derision and dollars. Little-noticed deals with the likes of Sprint and Kyocera suggest that the company may find ways of making money from partnerships with wireless carriers and handset makers, too.An update from a friend’s check-in at Google I/O displays on Path CTO Nathan Folkman’s Glass display.Folkman says the Glass effort, on which he’s spent about 20 percent of his time recently, has helped him think about constructing an application programming interface for partners, and also designing Path notifications for smart watches and other lightweight, small-screen devices.So if we are at the brink of a revolution in mobile computing where we trade smartphones for wearable devices, Path’s experimentation may pay off—if not for the San Francisco-based startup, then for others who take careful note of its innovations.Photo by Owen Thomas for ReadWrite Tags:#Google#Google Glass#Google IO13#io13#Path#Wearable Computing#wearables What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement owen thomas The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Footloose In Bilbao

first_imgDon Diego Lopez Da Hora V probably stood very close to where we were, on the banks of the Rio Bilbao when he decided to establish a city, and named it Bilbao. On the other side of the river at that time, in 1300 AD was a fishing settlement, later named old Bilbao. The legacy continued and still there is an old Bilbao, and Bilbao, the capital of the famous Basque Country of Spain. What brought me to Bilbao, unlike its tourists, was not an interest in its post modern buildings and famous pintxos. I was attracted to its people with their close attachment to their homes, with last names like Bengoetxea, “the house of further down,” Goikoetxea, “the house above,” Landaburu, “top of the field,” Errekondo, “next to the stream,” Elizalde, “by the church,” Mendizabal, “wide hill,” Usetxe, “house of birds,” Ibarretxe, “house in the valley” and others. The only Basque person I knew was an acquaintance I met during an earlier travel, who had invited us over to show off his homeland, which he believed was the “coolest place with the coolest people in Spain”.I arrived in Bilbao with my fiancé by bus from the western side of the country. The first thing we noticed was there were two names for everything. The Basque language is given the same treatment as Spanish, unlike in the Franco era when the Basque language and identity were suppressed. Our friend greeted us at the terminal and declared “Let’s walk!” I found that walking within the city is the best way to enjoy and absorb the diverse architecture and fragrance of the tapas and pintxos emanating from the small bars. We walked by the Rio Bilbao that flows through the city like the curves of a Mediterranean snake. Its north end flows through the newer and vibrant part of the city, the southern curves around the older and traditional Bilbao with its nostalgic buildings and narrow roads.On one of the bends of the Rio Bilbao, in the southern part of the city, stood a rusting building, in what appeared like a blend of communist and colonial architecture. Without any title or number on its doors, it found its identity in this neglected neighborhood as the government building next to the river. The buildings around it were 6-7 stories, apartments with small bars and shops on their ground floors. The colors and the ambience of the place seemed like from a time capsule. In 1983 floods devastated several iconic structures like the cathedral of the Santiago. Following the repair of those prominent buildings a general trend started that has led to a very colorful and systemic urban landscape.Moving northward along the river, the city changes its shape. Post medieval, flat buildings, give way to 20th century multi storied industrial apartments, haute couture shopping malls, metro entrances and finally the Guggenheim Museum.“Whether you like modern art or not, you are gonna like the Guggenheim,” said my host. Covered with splendorous 30,000 sheets of titanium, the museum became Basque’s primary tourist attraction overnight. An enormous atrium, more than 150 feet high, connects 15 galleries. Following its completion in the late 1990s, it put Bilbao on the international map. The Arcelor Mittal Gallery (yes, we are talking Lakshmi Mittal here) is a permanent exhibit of disorienting art made of huge steel sheets encircling each other. Once one walks through the iron art, the sense of direction and location is lost. I thought looking at the structure of the building itself was disorientating with its sliding walls merging into each other. A guide said, “You may divide Bilbao’s time line in BG and AG.” Which I reckoned was before and after Guggenheim.In the Basque spirit, friends of friends extended invitations for food and drinks. The gourmet Basque food was not only more diverse and colorful than the rest of the country; it was also exceedingly interesting in the form of food clubs, where men gather to cook and enjoy their own food. Until recently, women were only allowed in one day in the year. The cooks prided themselves on the art of making pintxos, which is a small slice of bread on which various ingredients are held with a stick, which gives the food its name.Our next destination in Spain was San Sebestian, or Donostia in Basque. As we left Bilbao, I saw its river flow with us along the road. I wondered if I would ever be able to compare Bilbao with any other place on earth.              Related Itemslast_img read more

CWG: Stakes high for hosts as India take on Pak in hockey match

first_imgIndia will have to play much better than what they did against Australia to beat Pakistan for a place in the semi-finals.When India and Pakistan clash in the men’s hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, there will be more at stake than just a spot in the semi-finals of the event. The erstwhile powerhouses of the game are pale shadows of their illustrious past and Australia and various European teams seemed to have left them far behind.The eight Olympic gold medals and a World Cup title India has won seem fables as do the three Olympic and four world titles of Pakistan.Never was this more evident than at the World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium earlier this year. The conditions were said to favour the Asian teams but India finished eighth while Pakistan finished 12th, at the bottom. ‘India, however, had the consolation of beating Pakistan 4-1 on the opening night of the tournament. Sandeep Singh converted two penalty corners while Shivendra Singh and Prabhjot Singh added to the score in that match.The result was hailed as revenge for the 7-1 drubbing Pakistan had given India in the final of the 1982 Asian Games at the same stadium. Pakistan, too, would not have forgotten that result. They will be out to seek redemption. After the World Cup debacle, the Pakistan team had retired en masse, but most are back in India. Famous players such as drag-flicker Sohail Abbas and goalkeeper Salman Akbar, though, are absent. The team also has a new coach in Dutchman Michel van den Heuvel.advertisementIndia, too, has a new coach, but its coaching staff and the playing squad, barring a few changes, are the same. Neither team figures at the top of world hockey anymore, but that does not affect the passion and enthusiasm of the supporters. Tickets for the match are already sold out.Pakistan has an edge over India in terms of statistics but India will bank on crowd support to beat them again.There is not much that either team management can do to catch the other off guard. While India seem to have made little improvement since the World Cup, Pakistan may have left the fiasco behind.After struggling to beat Malaysia in the opener, India were shown their place by a 2-5 defeat against Australia. A 4-0 win over Scotland on Saturday put the Indians in the right frame of mind ahead of the match against Pakistan, who notched up two comprehensive wins over Scotland and Malaysia and went down by only one goal to the Aussies.Pakistan will be wary of Sandeep’s drag-flicks and Shivendra’s runs. India, in turn, will have to watch out for Rehan Butt, Shakeel Abbasi.In the end, India will have to beat Pakistan if they have to reach the semi-finals on home soil. The India women’s team meanwhile beat South Africa 3-1 but crashed out of the tournament on goal difference.last_img read more

PSEB 10th Class result declared

first_imgThe PSEB 10th Class results have been announced by the Punjab School Education Board on Tuesday. The results of the 10th class matric 1st semester and 2nd semester examination are at its official website www.results.pseb.ac.in.Of the PSEB matric result 2011 announced yesterday, Amolpreet Kaur of Bhai Nand Lal Public Senior Secondary School in Anandpur Sahib (Ropar) topped it, scoring 96.46 per cent.Gaganjot Kaur of Ambala Jattan village in Hoshiarpur stood second and Ramandeep Kaur of Moga and Chitranjali Joshi of Samana shared the third slot.PSEB chairman Dalbir Singh Dhillon said 2,27,000 candidates of the total 3,52,948 students passed the exam. But this year’s pass percentage is almost 14 per cent less than last year, he said.Dhillon added that the lower pass percentage were due to stricter norms this year, since any student who didn’t clear the compulsory subjects — English, Hindi, Punjabi, Mathematics and Science — were declared failed.The Punjab School Education Board was established in 1969 and is based out of Mohali.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Indian Olympic Association and Commonwealth Games Federation Chiefs to Discuss Shooting at CWG

first_img The CGF chief is also expected to meet Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.Earlier, Martin in her letter to Batra, written on July 29, had listed three purposes of her visit to India but she did not directly mention any discussion on India’s demand for a reversal of the CGF’s decision to drop shooting from the 2022 Birmingham CWG owing to.After the unprecedented move of the IOA in July to propose boycott of the Games, the CGF leadership has indicated that it’s too late to change the decision, more so after the event roster was ratified by the General Assembly in Rwanda on September 3, which the IOA had boycotted in protest.”The intended purpose of our visit would be to cover the following three areas:… further clarification necessary on the composition and process for determining the CWG sports programme, recognising the concerns raised by India (including relations going forward with the ISSF and ICFRA).Batra said Mehta will accompany Martin and Grevemberg to Mumbai and Bengaluru.The IOA top officials had earlier talked about not having any Indian in the CGF decision-making bodies which they said made it difficult for them to work in making shooting a core sport in the CWG.Shooting has featured in every Commonwealth Games since 1966 with the exception of Edinburgh 1970.But since the sport in an optional one, it has remained the prerogative of the host nation whether to include it in the CWG.The CGF constitution will need an amendment if the sport is to be included in the core programme.The November 14 meeting may discuss the issue of India’s absence in the top decision-making bodies of the CGF. 2022 Commonwealth Games2022 CWGCGFCommonwealth games First Published: September 23, 2019, 5:07 PM IST Martin will be accompanied by CGF chief executive David Grevemberg, while IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta will also be present during the deliberations. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra is set to meet Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief Louise Martin here on November 14 to discuss the “concerns” raised by India on the axing of shooting from the 2022 Birmingham CWG.Martin had, in a letter written on September 16, suggested the meeting between the top brass of the IOA and CGF to which Batra replied that the most suitable time would be November 14. “…as suggested by you in your e-mail dated 21.09.2019, we agree to start from 14th November 2019 in Delhi,” the IOA chief wrote.The CGF chief is yet to reply to Batra’s latest e-mail but the meeting is most likely to take place on November 14 as Martin had earlier indicated a tentative window (of the weeks of November 11 and 18) for it.last_img read more

Virat Kohli needs to calm down and go on a holiday mode: KL Rahul

first_imgIndian cricketer KL Rahul thinks that his captain and superstar batsman Virat Kohli needs to calm down, and go on a holiday.Rahul expressed his views in an episode of Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show “Koffee with Karan” season 6.When Karan asked him who he thought should go for therapy, Rahul said: “I think Virat. He needs to calm down. I keep telling him, he’s just, he has never had a holiday mode. He’s always like ‘work, work, work’.”Rahul appeared on the show with teammate and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The episode will air on Star World on Sunday.When Karan asked whom would you take fitness advice from? Pandya said “Virat”.Award for the best prankster? Then also he chose “Virat”. And the award for the most romantic? Rahul said: “Again, Virat”.Something’s brewing @klrahul11 @karanjohar pic.twitter.com/umQlQIYKVJhardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 9, 2018The cricketers have a soft spot for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Karan asked them about the better captain, Pandya said: “MS Dhoni because I made my debut and it was fantastic”.Rahul added: “In terms of achievement, yes MS Dhoni”.Kohli, Rahul and Pandya are currently in Australia for the Border-Gavaskar series which India lead 2-1. The tourists are in a dominant position in the fourth and final Test with Australia 386 runs behind India’s first-innings total of 622 for 7 declared.The hosts ended the third day’s play at 236 for 6 as bad light and rain forced an early stumps.Kohli is currently the third highest scorer in the series with 281 runs including a hundred while Rahul has struggled with his form as opener.advertisementAlso Read | How Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami set up Marnus Labuschagne’s dismissalAlso Read | KL Rahul receives praise from umpire for sportsman spiritAlso Read | Still a bit sore, hopefully I can sleep well after this Test match: Cheteshwar PujaraAlso See:last_img read more

Sorry, Cavani… Neymar’s the boss now

first_imgTransfers The sooner Cavani learns Neymar’s the boss the better Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 14:00 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(102) Edinson Cavani Neymar PSG Getty Images Transfers Neymar PSG v Bayern München PSG v Olympique Lyonnais Montpellier v PSG Montpellier Bayern München PSG Olympique Lyonnais UEFA Champions League Ligue 1 Opinion PSG abandoned orthodox team-building in order to get the Brazil captain and their top scorer has to learn his place following last week’s penalty spat If Edinson Cavani needs any insight into the consequences of crossing Neymar at penalty kicks then he just needs to pick up the phone and call Dorival Junior.He was the Santos manager who, in September 2010, ordered the-then 18-year-old sensation to step away from a spot-kick he’d just won himself against Atletico Goianiense in a Brazilian top flight match.Neymar 14/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A few weeks earlier, in the Copa do Brasil final, Neymar had bought a penalty and was given the opportunity to convert it. He hit an embarrassingly inadequate Panenka straight at the Vitoria goalkeeper Lee.Not too much lasting damage was done as Santos won the cup anyway, with young Neymar among the scorers in the final. Nonetheless, when Neymar won his penalty against Atletico, he attempted to smuggle the ball to the spot and take it for himself.Dorival intervened and insisted a senior figure in the shape of Marcel take it instead. Neymar unleashed a volley of abuse towards his manager on the bench and towards his captain Edu Dracena, who was attempting to calm him down.Edinson Cavani Neymar PSGMarcel scored but Neymar wasn’t celebrating, even though it sealed a 4-2 win for the home side at the Vila Belmiro.He sulked, throwing his water bottle towards the bench as the kick was being despatched and turning his back on the manager. He spent the last few minutes playing the spoilt brat act, half-heartedly dribbling towards the Goianiense ranks and putting little-to-no effort in when he was inevitably dispossessed.Opposition manager Rene Simoes remarked afterwards that he had hardly ever seen anybody as rude as Neymar in his entire life. “It is time someone educated him or we will create a monster,” he warned.Dorival attempted some tough love for the player, who, even at that point, was widely expected to become one of Brazil’s all-time greats. A heavy fine was levied and the manager barred Neymar from the line-up for a fortnight.A two-week suspension, however, would have meant the prodigy missing the Clasico against Corinthians, so club president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Riberio intervened.The club sided with the brattish Neymar in the dispute and Dorival was unceremoniously sacked for daring to tame him. The monster had been very much unleashed.Neymar learned then that his talent could excuse any amount of petulant behaviour and garner indulgence from those at clubs who relied upon him for results and income.He’s 25 now, infinitely richer and far more powerful. The Paris Saint-Germain that he’s joined will be designed going forward to cater to his every whim and fancy.The dressing room is stacked with national team allies, the absence of which hindered his control of the Barcelona ranks.Check out Neymar’s Instagram page and you’ll see plenty of images of him alongside Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura, Marquinhos and Dani Alves.Indeed, it was the new signing from Juventus who helped steal the ball away from Cavani for the Neymar free-kick over the weekend, the first incident in the game against Lyon which eventually led to this Parisian civil strife.Lionel Messi was boss at Barca but there is no doubt who is boss in Parc des Princes.Ici c’est Neymar.Neymar PSGEdinson Cavani Neymar PSGHe is being paid more money than not only his team-mates but every other player in the game.PSG have not brought in Neymar to fill a slot in the team. He has been summoned to transform the club from Champions League also-rans and international irrelevance to the most important club in the world.One of the key reasons he left was to step out of Messi’s shadow. Barca is Messi’s team and will always be Messi’s team until he retires. This though is Neymar’s team. This is his opportunity to be the centre piece, to dictate the team’s attacking play, to be the number one guy.Surely Cavani cannot be oblivious to this? If PSG were content to settle for the results, Cavani could bring them as the centre piece of their attack, then they would never have called for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the first place.With Cavani front and centre, the PSG without superstars managed second place in the one-horse race that is Ligue 1 and were eliminated in the most humiliating fashion by Neymar and Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.Neymar GFXCavani was second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for three long seasons, being shunted to the wing and largely doing the Swede’s dog-work. If he is to have a future at PSG, then he will need to revert to that kind of deputy role and do so quickly. And if that means Neymar takes the penalties, then Neymar takes the penalties. Either way, coach Unai Emery has to make a clear stance. “The manager has to decide,” Simoes told Goal this week. “If he decided it was Cavani, then Neymar is to blame. If he chose Neymar, Cavani is to blame. And if he did not chose, he is to blame for what happened.”There is no doubt that the conflict knocked Cavani’s confidence in the game against Lyon, causing him to miss, but the easy way to avoid any future disputes is to give up the fight.Cavani will never command the same kind of respect and attention as Neymar, even if he is PSG’s third top scorer in history. Mario Balotelli expressed a popular sentiment in the week when he suggested that a player like Neymar shouldn’t even need to ask to take penalties for PSG. It should be a given.”I believe someone promised him that he could be the best in the world [with PSG],” Simoes said. “And the best in the world do as Cristiano Ronaldo does; from the corner kicks to the headers, penalties, free-kicks, everything.“The same happens with Messi. I believe they promised him that he would be responsible for everything.”PSG have abandoned all reasonable team-building methods in order to best satisfy Neymar. They need to stick with it if that’s the path they’ve chosen. For it to work, he needs to be assured of that status. He has not come to Ligue 1 to watch Cavani insist on taking the penalties.Brazilian football may well have created the monster but through the PSG money and their insistence on putting Neymar on a pedestal they have fed and enlarged it.The sooner Cavani learns you don’t cross the boss, the better.last_img read more

‘Boots to the Street’ Goes to St. Thomas

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance and the Public Service continues its ‘Boots to the Street’ community sensitisation sessions on Friday (July 20) at the Paul Bogle High School Resource Centre in St Thomas, beginning at 9:00 a.m.The islandwide initiative was developed by the Ministry’s Communication and Public Relations branch in an effort to raise greater awareness about the work of the entity.Director of Communication and Public Relations in the Ministry, Elaine Oxamendi Vicet, told JIS News that this round of the initiative is targeted at youth aged 19 to 35.She informed that the Scholarship Unit will be joining the team in St. Thomas.“The representatives will be talking to persons about scholarship opportunities available at the Ministry and how to access them,” she said.The team will also be providing information regarding business and financial matters, while highlighting the role of each citizen in helping the country to achieve its economic goals.The ‘Boots to the Street’ programme, which began in 2015, takes the form of a ‘corner-side chat’ with citizens on the street or a town hall meeting.last_img read more

Mayim Bialik Wants Animal Cosmetic Testing Banned In US

first_imgCalifornia’s Senate this week approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block (SD-39) that urges the U.S to join California, the European Union (EU), and the countries of Norway, India, and Israel in banning animal testing of cosmetic products.Mayim Bialik endorses SJR 22Credit/Copyright: Cruelty Free InternationalBlock’s joint resolution, SJR 22, approved on a bipartisan vote of 31-0, urges the federal government to mandate alternative methods to animal testing when other testing methods are available. It is sponsored by Cruelty Free International and also supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the State Humane Association and others.“Unnecessary cruelty is unforgiveable,” Block said. “Animal testing by the cosmetics industry is usually unnecessary and often unreliable. Where other means of ensuring product safety are available, they should be used.”“Cruel” tests on rabbits, guinea pigs and mice include force-feeding of animals with testing substances or repeated application of substances to an animal’s skin. After the experiments, the animals are then killed. Block and Cruelty Free International argue that more reliable, quicker, and less expensive alternatives are available and should be used. Alternatives include computer modeling and tests on human skin donated from cosmetic surgery or examination of proteins in-vitro (in a test tube).Actress Mayim Bialik – who portrays Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show “The Big Bang Theory” – is a Cruelty Free International supporter. “I am thrilled to join Senator Marty Block in asking the California Legislature to support SJR 22, the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Resolution.”She added, “For over a decade California has been a leader in supporting the use of modern non-animal tests to ensure cosmetics safety. It’s time that the rest of the nation catches up with California as well as other counties on this issue. I am proud to stand with Senator Block in calling for cruelty free testing.”North America Campaign Manager for Cruelty Free International Monica Engebretson also emphasized that product safety is possible without the use of the older, more inhumane testing. “Our success in ending cosmetics testing on animals in the European Union has proven that it is possible and safe to create cosmetics without animal testing,” Engebretson said.California became the first state to restrict animal testing in 2000. Some countries such as those in the EU have completely banned the importation and sale of animal-tested products. EU sales account for nearly half of the global cosmetics market.SJR 22 also calls on the U.S. Congress to enact legislation that would establish reasonable deadlines for the prohibition on the testing and marketing of products which have been tested on animals.last_img read more

39B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.Tribune Media Co. said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of contract and at least $1 billion in damages, according to its complaint .Sinclair used “unnecessarily aggressive and protracted negotiations” with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission over regulatory requirements, the Chicago company said, and it refused to sell the stations it needed to in order to gain regulatory approval.Sinclair Broadcast Group wanted the Chicago company’s 42 TV stations and had initially agreed to dump almost two dozen of its own to score approval by the FCC.The media company, which has enjoyed the support of President Donald Trump, appeared to be cruising toward approval by U.S. regulators.Last month, however, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that he had “serious concerns” about the deal, saying that Sinclair might still be able to operate the stations “in practice, even if not in name.”That drew a rebuke from Trump.“So sad and unfair that the FCC wouldn’t approve the Sinclair Broadcast merger with Tribune,” Trump tweeted. He said that allowing Sinclair to expand its reach would have led to a “much needed conservative voice by and for the people.”Sinclair operates 192 stations, runs 611 channels and operates in 89 U.S. markets. It would have been able to expand rapidly into numerous new markets with the Tribune acquisition.Sinclair has become a significant outlet for conservative views.It was admonished by media watchdogs in April after Deadspin, a sports news site, pieced together clips of dozens of TV anchors for Sinclair reading from the same script, which warned viewers about “biased and false news” from other media outlets.Sinclair has defended the decision to have its anchors read from the same script across the country as a way to distinguish its news shows from unreliable stories on social media.The Maryland company said Thursday in a prepared statement that the Tribune lawsuit is “entirely without merit.”“We unequivocally stand by our position that we did not mislead the FCC with respect to the transaction or act in any way other than with complete candour and transparency,” said CEO Chris Ripley.Free media advocacy groups cheered the demise of the deal.Public Knowledge, an advocacy group that has been critical of the FCC under Pai, has been against a tie up between Sinclair and Tribune from the start.“While what has apparently killed this deal was Sinclair’s pattern of deception at the FCC — a fact that should affect its future dealings at the Commission — the deal was bad on its own merits, and this latest development is good for consumers,” said Phillip Berenbroick, senior policy counsel at the organization. “Broadcasters are supposed to serve their local communities. This deal would have contributed to the trend where ‘local’ news and ‘local’ programming is created or scripted out of town.”last_img read more

Fort Nelson Fox and Lynx Video is a sight to see

first_imgFORT NELSON B.C. – A recent video of a rare encounter between a fox and lynx, has captured the attention of viewers.Allyson Rozak-Burgess was driving in Fort Nelson, B.C., along a resource road on Nov. 1, when she came around a corner and saw two shapes ahead.Once they separated, she could see a fox and a lynx, squaring off. “I parked, I grabbed my phone,” Rozak-Burgess said. She had never seen anything like it. Thinking that the Lynx was after the fox, Rozak-Burgess was concerned for the fox, as the standoff continued she sees the fox is actually after the Lynx.“I think the fox was guarding a den,” she said. That’s when Rozak-Burgess started hearing the fox “bark.”“I’ve seen a fox and a lynx before,” she said, having lived in northern B.C. all her life, “but I’ve never seen behaviour like that.”From what she could tell, the lynx did take off into the trees and left the fox alone.last_img read more

First progress report on Sustainable Development Agenda aims to leave no one

Officially launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the ministerial meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday, the report was detailed today to highlight its most important asset – the global data it contains. “We have the chance to truly set the world on a different sustainable path leaving no one behind,” Assistant-Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Thomas Gass, today told the press in New York. The annual Sustainable Development Goals Report is an opportunity “to review where the world stands at the start of this collective journey,” Mr. Gass added. He then listed a number of figures – about 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and hunger, 5.9 million children die before they reach the age of five, 59 million of primary school age are out of school, 2.4 billion people still lack improved sanitation facilities, one in two children under the age of five lack birth certificates. These statistics are at the core of the progress report which is the baseline for evaluation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs. “It is crucial to build a global data ecosystem replete with quality reliable and timely data,” said Mr. Gass, speaking alongside Francesca Perucci, Chief of the Statistical Services Branch. The global data is part of the 169 targets which will guide the plan of action for people, planet and prosperity from this year through 2030. The Indicators were developed by experts representing 28 national statistical systems through an “open, inclusive and transparent process,” Mr. Gass said. While the 17 Goals were universally accepted and approved by all 193 Member States last year, the indicators still have to be adopted by the UN’s Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. “The idea is that every country would provide the data – all the goals and all the targets are valid for all the countries,” Mr. Gass underscored in today’s press conference. This week’s report is the first progress report since the launch of the SDGs. Progress reports are expected every year for the next 14 years and will be presented to the High-level Political Forum, which is the UN’s central platform for the follow-up and review of the SDGs. During his speech yesterday, Mr. Ban said he would convene an event on 21 September for countries to deposit their instruments of ratification on the Paris Agreement on climate change, an accord that was adopted in December last year and will enter into force when 55 countries ratify, and 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are accounted for.In April, 178 countries signed the Paris Agreement at the UN Headquarters, and 19 countries have so far ratified. But these 19 countries accounted for less than 1 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.Mr. Ban encouraged at least 40 countries who committed that they will ratify this Paris Agreement before the end of this year, including the United States, China, Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, and Argentina. He noted that a key feature of this year’s Forum is the voluntary national reviews, a mechanism that allows Governments to voluntarily present what they and their societies are doing to implement the 2030 Agenda. This year, 22 countries will share their experiences. “Ensuring progress in achieving the SDGs will be greatly enhanced by making sure that lessons are shared and best practices are replicated,” he explained, calling on Member States to intensify efforts at follow-up and review through a participatory process, with the full engagement of the business sector and civil society. @media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -568px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 5.2em; line-height: 1.2em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 100px; margin-left:0em; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:52%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}li { font-size: 15px; xline-height: 1.7em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;} read more

Bills DT Phillips will bring hard feelings back to Miami

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is not waiting to tee off on his former team, the Miami Dolphins.Phillips was released by Miami during Week 5. He said Wednesday he’s glad to be gone, and fired up about his return when the AFC East rivals meet Sunday.“Most people that leave Miami, that’s really when their career gets started,” Phillips told the media in Buffalo after practice.Phillips didn’t identify specific targets of his hard feelings toward the Dolphins, but didn’t try to hide his lingering bitterness. He said whoever has something coming to them is going to get it Sunday.He had a zinger for the Dolphins’ market, too, predicting there will be more Bills fans than Dolphins fans at the game.___AP Sports Writer John Wawrow in Buffalo, New York, contributed to this report.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_Wine.Steven Wine, The Associated Press read more

Lawyer Jonathan Martins Texts To Richie Incognito Were Vile

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin drama just won’t go away. And it picked up momentum Thursday when Incognito’s attorney, Mark Schamel, said Martin was equally vulgar in text messages to Incognito.“The coarse and unacceptable comments and text messages that were sent to Jonathan Martin were of the same poor taste as those sent by him,” Schamel said. “All of these communications were provided to Ted Wells and the NFL investigation. What they show is banter between friends, not bullying.”Incognito was suspended by the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 3 and remained on the NFL’s suspended list with pay for the rest of the season for “bullying” fellow offensive lineman Martin, who left the team. Incognito missed out on two game checks ($470,588) after agreeing to a compromise with the Dolphins in November when his suspension was extended with pay. He agreed to another extension in December.Schamel alleges that Martin sent text messages to Incognito which “included threats to send someone over to Richie Incognito’s home with a ‘tranquilizer gun and sandpaper condoms’ to homosexually rape him” and “another that said he would ‘kill [Richie’s] whole family.’”“Richie Incognito has owned his inappropriate comments, despite the fact that they were made in jest, and it is time for Jonathan Martin to do the same,” Schamel said.The attorney claims that Martin didn’t raise accusations of bullying until his performance on the field had suffered to a point where his spot on the roster might be in jeopardy and he had already left the team in October.According to Schamel, Martin had confided to Incognito his own concerns “that he was not playing well, about how upset he was at being ranked by Pro Football Focus as among the worst linemen in the NFL, about his poor performance on the field, his demotion to right tackle and how he was concerned about what the outcome might be for his missing team meetings and, about how he felt his job was at risk.”“Rather than deal with his poor on-field performance and myriad other issues, Martin is now hiding behind false allegations. The result undermines the real problems of bullying and demeans what is a very real problem for many young people,” Schamel said.Martin said earlier this week in an interview with NBC’s Tony Dungy that he felt “trapped” after alleged repeated bullying by Incognito. Dungy was part of a task force established by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to improve the culture of the franchise.Schamel, however, said that Martin’s claims ring hollow.“Jonathan Martin was a full participant, who at times led some of the exact same pranks and gags and text and email exchanges he now claims, ‘crossed the line,’” he said. read more

Colin Kaepernicks Parents Truly Shocked by the Racist Hatred

Colin Kaepernick (Facebook)After Colin Kaepernick’s birth mother condemned him for protesting the national anthem in August, the San Fransisco 49ers quarterback’s adoptive parents revealed they fully support their son. Atlanta Black Star reported Heidi Russo, the athlete’s biological mother, declared Kaepernick could “make change without disrespecting and bringing shame” to the nation. But unlike Russo, Teresa and Rick Kaepernick are ending their months-long silence to back the star.According to a statement the couple issued to The Undefeated, the Kaepernicks felt compelled to publicly back the NFLer after continuing to read that they don’t support their son. The move was capped by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris’ statements dissing Kaepernick indirectly during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor’s attack.“You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played,” Harris said.Regardless, the Kaepernicks stand behind their famous son.“We want people to know that we are very proud of our son and admire his strength and courage in kneeling for the rights of others,” the statement read in part after acknowledging Kaepernick is risking his life and career in the process.“Colin has chosen to kneel for the national anthem as a protest to the continuing racial inequality in this country,” the statement continued. “He has explained his reasons for this in multiple interviews, yet it seems some people still do not understand his point. For whatever reason, there are some who want to view this as an anti-military protest or an un-American stance. These views could not be further from the truth, but we know that people will believe what they wish to believe.”Such detractors include sports commentators like Fox’s Jason Whitlock and athletes like Shaquille O’Neal. Although Kaepernick’s parents didn’t understand his protest at first and felt “overwhelmed with the public reaction and hate,” they learned a major lesson about racism in America.“We were truly shocked at the amount of racist hatred out there!” the statement said. “Until this had occurred, we had naively believed that the racial atmosphere in this country was far better than it actually is. Prayer and talks with our son gave us a much better understanding of the reason for his protest and how we should view it.” read more

Chef accused of killing gay men he met online tried to frame one

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Court artist sketch of Stephen Port appearing in the dock of the Old Bailey flanked by a security guard Stephen Port Slovakian Gabriel Kovari, 22, who had been living with Port, was found dead from a drugs overdose on August 28 2014.Then on September 20 2014, the body of Daniel Whitworth, 21, from Gravesend, was uncovered near the same spot clutching an apparent suicide note.Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC told jurors Port had made a “wicked attempt” to frame Mr Whitworth for the death of Mr Kovari. Mr Rees said the note turned out to be “a sham” as handwriting experts found it had been written by Port and not Mr Whitworth.Port denies 29 offences against a total of 12 men, including four murders, seven rapes, four sex assaults and administering a substance with intent. The trial continues. Anthony Walgate, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor Port was jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice by lying to police about the circumstances of the death of his first alleged victim, 23-year-old fashion student Anthony Walgate.He had initially claimed not to know Mr Walgate after reporting a man collapsed outside his flat in June 2014, but later confessed to police that he had “panicked”, jurors at the Old Bailey were told.Mr Walgate, an occasional escort, had told a friend details of a planned sleepover with the man he had met through the Sleepyboys website, jokingly saying it was “in case I get killed”, the court heard.In an “extraordinary” twist of fate, Port’s second and third alleged victims were found by the same dog walker in a churchyard 400 metres from where he lived, the court heard. An alleged serial killer planted a suicide note on one victim in a “wicked attempt” to frame him for the death of another, a court has heard.Over a period of 15 months, Stephen Port surreptitiously plied four young gay men he had met online with fatal doses of date rape drug GHB so he could have sex with them while they were unconscious, jurors heard.The 41-year-old chef and former male escort allegedly dragged their bodies out of his flat in Barking, east London, and dumped them in or near a graveyard as he tried to cover up what he had done.center_img Court artist sketch of Stephen Port appearing in the dock of the Old Bailey flanked by a security guardCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA The fake suicide note read: “I am sorry to everyone, mainly my family, but I can’t go on any more, I took the life of my friend Gabriel Kline (Kovari), we was just having some fun at a mate’s place and I got carried away and gave him another shot of G.”I didn’t notice while we was having sex that he had stopped breathing. I tried everything to get him to breathe again but it was too late, it was an accident, but I blame myself for what happened and I didn’t tell my family I went out.”I know I would go to prison if I go to the police and I can’t do that to my family and at least this way I can at least be with Gabriel again, I hope he will forgive me.”BTW Please do not blame the guy I was with last night, we only had sex then I left, he knows nothing of what I have done.”I have taken what g I have left with sleeping pills so if it does kill me it’s what I deserve. Feeling dizey now as took 10 min ago so hoping you understand my writing.”I dropped my phone on way here so it should be in the grass somewhere. Sorry to everyone. Love always. Daniel P W.” Mr Rees told jurors the note was written to give the impression Mr Whitworth had taken an overdose because he blamed himself for Mr Kovari’s death.At the time, police accepted the apparent suicide note on face value and did not investigate further, he said.Mr Whitworth’s movements before his death were not checked and no attempt was made to find “the guy I was with last night”, he said. Anthony Walgate, Daniel Whitworth and Jack TaylorCredit:Facebook I am sorry to everyone, mainly my family, but I can’t go on any more, I took the life of my friendfake suicide note Four of Stephen Port’s alleged victims suffered overdoses and were dumped in or near a churchyard in east LondonCredit:Facebooklast_img read more

EHF CL Kielce strike unbeatable Lions 1830 hrs

← Previous Story SEHA: Vardar easily beat Tatran Next Story → RK METALURG PRICE LIST: Ten tickets for only a beer in Norway? Rhein Neckar LowenSlawomir SzmalVelux EHF Champions LeagueVive Tauron Kielce The opening match of the VELUX EHF Champions League Round 3 will be played in Mannheim, where the German vice-champions Rhein Neckar Lowen will meet Polish VIVE Tauron Kielce. Polish team coming to Germany to play against undefeated in current season with two start wins in Europe and 7 of 7 in DKB Bundesliga, but the former “Lions” Slawomir Szmal thinks that his team has chances to stop Gensheimer and Co:– I remember Gensheimer, Groetzki and Schmid from my period in the club. They working with the new coach from the last season, he made some changes, they play more aggressively in defense, which is different in each match. Often they try to defend in system 3: 3 or offensive 6: 0. This is a very danger opponent.  We have to play even better than against Montpellier.  – said Szmal.Match will start on 18.30 hrs. read more

Fibre optique Orange et SFR se plaignent de Free

first_imgFibre optique : Orange et SFR se plaignent de FreeLes groupes Orange et SFR ont déposé une plainte contre Free, accusé de ne pas respecter les règles de la mutualisation dans les immeubles concernant la fibre optique. L’Arcep a mis en place un règlement qui oblige les opérateurs et les fournisseurs d’accès à internet (FAI) à collaborer dans le cadre du développement de la fibre optique dans les réseaux de communication. Selon ce règlement, lorsqu’un opérateur fibre un immeuble, il est tenu d’ouvrir son réseau à ses concurrents afin que de nouveaux travaux n’aient pas besoin d’être effectués. Ce sont ensuite les propriétaires qui choisiront l’opérateur par lequel ils souhaitent passer, celui-ci devenant alors le FAI de l’immeuble entier.À lire aussiLa dernière mise à jour de la Freebox Revolution bloque les publicités sur InternetJusqu’à présent, les choses semblaient plutôt bien se passer et toutes les sociétés travaillaient ensemble pour favoriser le développement de la fibre optique dans les zones urbaines. Pourtant, il semblerait, selon Orange et SFR, que Free ne respecte pas les règles du jeu. Les Echos rapportent que les deux groupes de téléphonie accusent le FAI d’empêcher techniquement ses concurrents de se brancher aux réseaux qu’il met en place dans les immeubles. Résultat : les propriétaires sont obligés de prendre Free pour fournisseur d’accès.Comme l’explique un responsable, “nous considérons que les infrastructures de Free dans ces immeubles ont été mal construites. Nous avons les pires difficultés à accéder à la fibre optique posée par Free, ce qui nous empêche de vendre nos offres dans ces immeubles”. Orange et SFR ont donc porté plainte devant le régulateur, 85.000 logements et 7.000 immeubles étant semble-t-il concernés par ce problème. De son côté, Free a répliqué en attaquant Orange sur le même point. Pourtant, SFR confirme les dires d’Orange qui indique ne pas avoir ce type de problème avec les autres opérateurs.Mais ce n’est pas tout. Free est également accusé de préempter les immeubles, indique ZDnet. C’est-à-dire que Free se réserverait des immeubles en signant une convention avec un syndic d’immeuble. Cela est légal mais le FAI dispose alors de six mois pour mettre en place le réseau de fibre optique. Or ce délai est rarement tenu et de nombreux forums font part de leur mécontentement concernant l’inertie de Free.Le 2 juin 2011 à 13:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Stakeholders Hold Validation on Crab Island Initiative

first_imgIsatou Ceesay Bah Following the official launch, on 14 June 2017, of the process towards the establishment and operation of the Banjul North Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centre at the former Crab Island, a series of consultation between and among stakeholders and other related activities have taken place culminating in the development of working documents for the implementation of the project.Ousman Sillah, NAM Banjul North and Promoter of Crab Island InitiativeThe latest of these consultations was the forum held yesterday, Thursday, 16 August, 2018 at the Kanifing Regional Education Directorate of Region 1 to update stakeholders on the developments and to validate the documents developed by a consultant which include a Business Plan, Financial Projections and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan.The initiative is being promoted by Ousman Sillah, the National Assembly Member for Banjul North, in partnership with the ministry of basic and secondary school, International Trade Center (ITC) under the European Union (EU) supported by Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) and other stakeholders.Speaking at the forum, the Banjul North lawmaker and initiator of project, said that the purpose of inviting the stakeholders is to provide them with an update on the developments from the inception of the process to date and share and validate the outcome of the consultancy on the establishment and operations of the Banjul North (TVET) Centre.Dilating on the genesis of the initiative, Mr. Sillah said “it all started during my campaign in the run-up to the National Assembly election in March/April 2017 when I expressed my desire to do something about the former Crab Island School when elected since the place appeared abandoned as teaching and learning were no longer taking place there.”He said Crab Island is in the constituency under which he was contesting, adding that the physical state of the school, with its crumbling walls and vandalised windows and doorframes, was not only an eyesore to many passersby but has generated genuine concern and interest among those who had an academic stint there. “In fact, it creates a sense of nostalgia in those who had seen the facility before in its glory days as one of the first purpose built ultra-modern educational institution in the country which was churning out very good students. I am also part of the history as alumni of Crab Island who did one academic year there before proceeding to high school in the 70s,” said the Banjul North NAM.Mr. Sillah said his first official engagement after being elected into office as the National Assembly Member for Banjul North was to meet with the education officials to enquire about the fate of Crab Island. He said his meeting with the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), Mr. Muhammed B.S. Jallow, revealed that the school was not abandoned but that the ministry as part of a broader policy of making technical education an option for higher education has plans to transform the school into a technical high school and that a project has already been signed with BADEA to fund the rebuilding of the abandoned buildings at the Crab Island Junior Secondary School.“However, my initiative for Crab Island was applauded and MoBSE allocated part of the facility, which is under its custody, to be refurbished and transformed into the proposed Banjul North Technical and Vocational Education and Training Centre,” said the Banjul North NAM.The proposed Banjul North (TVET) Centre, according to the initiator, aims to provide vocational, entrepreneurship, organizational and leadership skills for the unemployed, unskilled, potential and returning migrants, school dropouts and vulnerable groups within the Banjul and Greater Banjul metropolis.Mr. Sillah said the partners have made their buy-ins and that the next phase is the commencement of improving the infrastructure which involves the renovation works on existing buildings and the building of some structures.“The plan is to start rolling out courses in the first quarter of  2018 (between January and March) following the completion of the buildings.In declaring the forum officially opened, Mr. Adama Jimba Jobe, the Deputy Permanent Secretary, deputizing the permanent secretary, said the conception of the initiative by the Banjul North NAM came at the right time when people are talking about the challenges confronting the youths all of this country who constitute 60 percent of the population and most of whom are unemployed and without the appropriate skills to be productive.Mr. Jobe also noted the important role that the former Crab Island School had played in producing many students who are serving the country very well.The MoBSE DPS acknowledged the importance of skills to the development of the nation and saluted the NAM for Banjul North for coming up with such a project at such a critical time.He pledged his ministry’s unflinching and maximum support to the initiative towards its establishment and operation.Mr. Jobe concluded by thanking Mr. Sillah for coming up with this laudable initiative.The forum which included the opening and a working session, were moderated by Mrs. Oumis Sissoho Batchilly, Member of the Steering Committee of the Banjul North TVET initiative.Presentations were made by Mr. Sillah, NAM Banjul North and Co-Chair of Steering Committee, Mr. Matarr John and Mr. Alpha Bah, Planner at MoBSE, who are both members the Steering Committee.Mr. Sulayman Bun Njie, a community elder in Banjul North, gave remarks and the vote of thanks.The event was graced by members of the Steering Committee, a cross section of residents and elders from Banjul, partner institutions, media fraternity and other guests.last_img read more

USDAs Largest Annual Meeting Features ASAWISHHs Results in Emerging Markets

first_imgASA/WISHH Regional Director-Africa Josh Neiderman presents at USDA’s annual Ag Outlook Forum.The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) selected the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) to speak about emerging markets for U.S. feed and meat at its annual Ag Outlook Forum that focused on the “Roots of Prosperity” theme.The 94th annual Ag Outlook organizers requested ASA/WISHH Regional Director-Africa Josh Neiderman present on a panel alongside Pioneer’s Chief Economist Steve Elmore and Michigan State Agricultural Economist Tom Reardon.Neiderman’ s presentation in Crystal City, Va. featured how visionary U.S. soybean growers created WISHH to serve as their trailblazer for trade as developing country populations and incomes create more demand. He explained how sales of U.S. soy have risen in Africa and how WISHH supply chain partners in developing countries are finding new business opportunities as they offer more high-quality feeds and foods made with U.S. soy. Neiderman also described how the USDA-funded, ASA/WISHH-implemented AMPLIFIES Ghana project is improving Ghana’s poultry feed production capacity and increasing efficiency in poultry value chains.last_img read more