Premier revels in victory in judgment on 12 storey development

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe People are well deserving of the opportunities the development will bring said the Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing in a media statement today issued to express TCIGs gratitude in the ruling of the Chief Justice.CJ Margaret Ramsay Hale ruled in favor of the Government which argued that indeed consultation was sufficient and with changes to the Planning Policy, the wind was knocked out of the sails of the plaintiffs in the case.The Tuscany and the Venetian owners argued that their properties were adversely affected by the policy changes which would enable the 12 storey development to go forth and that consultation was anything but wide. I quote the Government’s release:  “However, the Government was and remains satisfied that consultation was in fact widespread and that interested persons were given ample opportunities and means to communicate and engage with the Government on the proposed amendments via stakeholder meetings, email, letters as well as through public town hall meetings.”Those policy changes which give the Governor and Cabinet greater power in deciding on what can or cannot be built in the TCI also increases the permissible height of apartments, condominiums and hotel buildings and increasing the density of the number of bedrooms per acre and based on the type of development in certain areas on Providenciales.  Grace Bay, Turtle Cove and Northwest Point are among the areas named in the amendments. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:CJ Margaret Ramsay Hale ruled in favor of the Government, ruling goes in favor of government in 12 story development, the tuscany and venetian strongly against 12 story grace bay developmentlast_img read more

Polaroid PoGo brings instant printing to the digital age

first_img Citation: Polaroid PoGo brings instant printing to the digital age (2009, October 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-polaroid-pogo-instant-digital-age.html © 2009 PhysOrg.com Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera As with most digital cameras the PoGo allows you to take a picture and review it on the LCD. You can then delete, adjust, crop, save, or upload it, and add a date and file number if you wish. But with the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital you can also print the picture then and there with a simple press of the Print button on the back of the camera. You can even add a border to the picture you print. The PoGo Instant Digital has a built-in ZINK (zero ink) printer. In the ZINK process a paper is used that has dye crystals embedded in it. The print head in the printer heats the paper to fix the image and colors. The new printer is similar to the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer, but is faster, and the quality has improved. Prints are small, at only two inches by three, and have a peel-off sticky back for instantly sticking the photo into an album or book, for example. The prints are smudge-free and water and tear resistant. The print quality is excellent for this type of printer, and according to Polaroid an even better paper is expected to be released next year. The paper comes in packs of 10, 30 or 80. Loading the camera is a simple matter of opening the back and inserting the pack of paper. The camera has an SD card slot but no card is supplied. The internal memory of 4MB is sufficient for 10 pictures at the lowest quality or five at the highest, but many users will probably print the pictures and then immediately delete them, so the relatively low memory may not be an issue. If it is an issue, it’s a simple matter to buy an SD card and use it to store the images.The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital camera retails at around $200. Spare rechargeable batteries are expected to become available by the end of the year, and they will be useful as the battery lasts for only 20-30 prints. Dell’s Wasabi printer loses on price and quality (PhysOrg.com) — Polaroid, founded in 1937 by American physicist Edwin H. Land, invented instant photographic printing. Its first instant film camera went on sale in November 1948, but in February 2008 the company decided to cease all production in favor of digital photography products. Earlier this year, Polaroid returned to the concept of instant printing and brought it into the digital age with its PoGo Instant Digital camera. Now you can take digital photographs and print them instantly.center_img Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further The PoGo is a 5-megapixel digital camera with built-in printer. The camera looks like a regular digital camera, except it is a little larger, and has a slot on one side through which the prints emerge. The other side of the camera has power and USB connections for uploading the pictures to computer or printing on a normal photo-quality printer.The camera has a fixed focus lens, 4 x digital zoom, built-in flash, and a three-inch wide color LCD screen with menu and controls on the back. Picture image quality is about equivalent to that of a high quality camera phone. last_img read more

Voices of the world

first_imgAs part of a three-year project in arts education, the British Council, UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities celebrated two years of its journey of the World Voice Project (WVP) in India. The showcase saw close to 300 students perform on WVP songs with the celebrated singer Mohit Chauhan and Metzo Djatah, much-admired singer from Senegal at Bahai House of worship (Lotus Temple).The Project is currently being implemented in 12 countries across the globe and is championed by well-known musicians and singers in each country. The widely acknowledged singing icon, Mohit Chauhan has been championing the World Voice Project in India since its launch in March 2013. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rob Lynes, Director, British Council India said “The British Council India’s Arts in Education programmes introduce school audiences and trainers to using new content and methods of teaching arts from the UK within Indian school curricula. Within this strand of our work, the World Voice Programme builds capacity of teachers to use the arts to develop students’ life skills, such as innovative and creative thinking, social adaptability, cultural awareness, communicational and inter-personal skills.” The Arts Education programme of the British Council through the World Voice Project  and the Drama in Classroom Project, is a pioneering endeavour of the organisation to support the government in its efforts to promote education for all, in the most creative and effective manner.last_img read more

Modi misleading farmers says CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not furnishing true information just to create confusion among the farmers.Participating in the Question Hour in Bengal legislative Assembly, she said: “The Prime Minister is deliberately furnishing false information to create confusion among the farmers.”Addressing a farmers’ rally in West Midnapore, Modi had said that the supporting price of paddy has gone up by 50 percent, while in reality it has gone up by Rs 200. He had also that said the farmers’ income will double by 2022 and the infrastructure of 22,000 rural markets all over the country will be upgraded. In June, the retail price rise of paddy has gone up by 5.7 percent, which is highest in the past five years. The supporting price of Jute has also gone up, giving benefits to the farmers. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeReacting sharply, Banerjee said: “At a time when 12,000 farmers have committed suicide all over the country, there has not been a single such case in Bengal.” She said the income of the farmers has gone up three times in the state in the past few years.She said that she had requested the Centre to increase the credit limit of the farmers to Rs 2 lakh. “I have requested the Centre to increase the credit limit of the farmers to Rs 2 lakh, against the existing amount of Rs 20,000 to 40,000. With this meager amount, the farmers cannot do anything. But they have not listened to me and now are shedding crocodile tears for the farmers.” Banerjee said that the farmers are looked after properly in Bengal and their families are getting benefits of various schemes taken up by the state government.State Food and Supplies minister Jyotiproyo Mullick said till July 25, 31,700 lakh metric tonnes of rice has been procured. Around 4.53 lakh farmers have sold the paddy. There are 480 direct purchasing centres (DPC) and 420 central purchasing centres.last_img read more

Mozilla Firefox will soon support letterboxing an antifingerprinting technique of the Tor

first_imgYesterday, ZDNet shared that Mozilla will be adding a new anti-fingerprinting technique called letterboxing to Firefox 67, which is set to release in May this year. Letterboxing is part of the Tor Uplift project that started back in 2016 and is currently available for Firefox Nightly users. As part of the Tor Uplift project, the team is slowing bringing the privacy-focused features of Tor Browser to Firefox. For instance, Firefox 55 came with support for a Tor Browser feature called First-Party Isolation (FPI). This feature prevented ad trackers from using cookies to track user activity by separating cookies on a per-domain basis. What is letterboxing and why it is needed? The dimensions of a browser window can act as a big source of finger-printable data that can be used by advertising networks. These advertising networks can use browser window sizes to create user profiles and track users as they resize their browser and move across new URLs and browser tabs. To maintain online privacy of users, it is important to protect this window dimension data continuously even if users resize or maximize their window or enter fullscreen. What letterboxing does is that it masks the real dimensions of the browser window while keeping the window width and height dimensions multiples of 200px and 100px during the resize operation. And, then it adds a gray space at the top, bottom, left, or right of the current page. The advertising code tracking the window resize events reads the flawed dimensions and sends it to its server, and only then Firefox removes the gray spaces. This is how the advertising code is tricked into reading the incorrect window dimensions. Here is a demo of letterboxing showing how exactly it works: The letterboxing feature is not enabled by default. To enable the feature, you can go to the ‘about:config’ page in the browser, enter “privacy.resistFingerprinting” in the search box, and toggle the browser’s anti-fingerprinting features to “true.” To know more in detail about letterboxing, check out ZDNet’s website. Read Next Mozilla engineer shares the implications of rewriting browser internals in Rust Mozilla shares key takeaways from the Design Tools survey Mozilla partners with Ubisoft to Clever-Commit its code, an artificial intelligence assisted assistantlast_img read more