Injured owl flies into Charlotte County home

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – One dispatch call to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office turned out to be a real hoot. Homeowners called CCSO after an owl flew into their Englewood home. As it turns out, the little guy had an injured wing.Animal Control was called to safely remove the owl from the home. Skateboarder causes $3,500 in damages at Charlotte County Catholic school June 5, 2021 Man arrested after offering young girls money for sex act June 2, 2021 Man in custody after shooting at Charlotte County RV park June 1, 2021 Englewood mother joins teenage son behind bars for involvement in accidental shooting June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: animalsCharlotte County Sheriff’s Office Advertisement RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

U.S. added a solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike

first_img Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on U.S. consumers Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD The government also revised up its estimate of job growth for August and September by a combined 95,000, suggesting a healthier employment market than many had thought.All told, Friday’s October employment report from the government pointed to a still-sturdy job market that remains a vital source of strength for a U.S. economy that’s been weakened by trade wars and a global slowdown. The healthy level of hiring also makes it less likely that the Federal Reserve, which cut short-term interest rates this week for a third time this year, will do so again anytime soon.“This was an unambiguously strong report,” said Kathy Bostjancic, chief US financial economist at Oxford Economics. “I think the ongoing strength of the labour market helps explain and support the Fed’s leaning in to pause the rate cut cycle for now.”The solid jobs data put stock investors in a buying mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 240 points by late morning.Friday’s jobs report suggested that further job gains may be coming. Last month, the GM strike contributed to the temporary loss of 41,600 auto factory and likely other related jobs. But the settlement seems sure to lead to a return of those jobs in the coming months.And the labour force participation rate _ a measure of how many people have jobs or are seeking work _ ticked up to 63.3%, the best since August 2013. That suggests that a rising number of people think it’s still a good time to find a job.Besides GM, a temporary drag on hiring last month was the U.S. Census. The government let go of 20,000 short-term workers who had been helping prepare for the 2020 survey.Job growth so far this year has averaged just 167,000 a month, down from an average of 223,000 in 2018, according to Labor Department figures. Even so, hiring remains high enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising despite the tepid pace of economic growth. On Wednesday, the government estimated that the economy grew in the July-October quarter at a modest 1.9% annual rate.The economy has been expanding for more than a decade, the longest period of growth on record. But the bump from the 2018 tax cuts are fading and an aging population and other demographic forces are holding back potential growth.That slowdown could be worrisome for President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election next year. The economy appears unable to achieve the lasting growth of more than 3% annually that he had promised. Within 30 minutes of the jobs report’s release, though, Trump celebrated the figures on Twitter as a “blowout,” adding that “USA ROCKS.”Consumers, who drive about 70% of U.S. economic activity, have provided much of the fuel for growth. In September, they modestly stepped up their spending, and their incomes grew fast enough to let them save more, too. A rising saving rate is encouraging because it suggests that households have leeway to keep spending.Last month, much of the hiring was driven by restaurants, which added 47,500 jobs. But even as consumers help boost growth, business investment has been a drag on the economy in recent months. Collectively, they have slashed their spending on industrial machinery and other equipment, mostly because the U.S.-China trade war has made them reluctant to commit to big purchases. The tariffs between the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies, have also reduced U.S. exports.The jobs report hinted at a mixed picture for the start of the holiday shopping season. Retailers added 6,100 jobs last month. But the rise of e-commerce and increasing concentration of wealth in large U.S. metros have corresponded with the loss of more than 20,000 jobs at retailers over the past 12 months.A slowdown in pay growth is another source of concern. Hourly average earnings had been rising at a 3.4% annual rate back in February, significantly above the 3% pace in October.But reduced wage growth might be somewhat misleading. Employers are giving more opportunities to workers who usually start at lower wage levels, and that might have cut into the overall pay gains, said Julia Pollak, a labour economist at ZipRecuriter, an online job marketplace.“Given the number of women, the number of Hispanics, the number of blacks, the number of young people entering the workforce,” she said, “it’s quite possible that the influx of all these workers are dragging that average down.” Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Related news New York City Skyline USA f11photo/123RF U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused tens of thousands of workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed.The unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5% to 3.6%, still near a five-decade low. And for a second straight month, average hourly wages rose a decent if less-than-robust 3% from a year ago. 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How do radishes work as a cover crop?

first_imgHow do radishes work as a cover crop? Radishes can be used as biofumigants and break up soilFebruary 22, 2021 – Integrating cover crops into a farming system can be beneficial in more ways than one. The February 22ndSustainable, Secure Food Blog explores the use of radishes as a cover crop and the advantages that come with it.Blogger Ivan A. Dozier explains, “Thick radish roots are an ideal choice for natural drilling into the soil to reduce compaction. When the radish crops are terminated, the radish and roots leave large, open pores in the soil. This increases soil aeration and water infiltration.”Besides breaking up soil naturally, radishes can “scavenge” and clean up soil as well. They absorb extra nutrients. Radishes also contain natural chemical combatants, called biofumigants, that can deter pests.Farmers choose the radish variety to plant as a cover crop depending on the job they want to do – just like choosing the right tool for any job. To learn more about radishes as a cover crop, read the entire blog: https://sustainable-secure-food-blog.com/2021/02/22/how-do-radishes-work-as-a-cover-crop/The American Society of Agronomy is an international scientific and professional society with its headquarters in Madison, WI. Our members are researchers and trained, certified professionals in the areas of growing our world’s food supply, while protecting our environment. We work at universities, government research facilities and private businesses across the United States and the world. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, American Society of Agronomy, Chemical, crops, environment, Farming, food, Government, research, Society, United States, Water, worldlast_img read more

City secures biggest outback music event

first_imgCity secures biggest outback music event • Mayor Darriea Turley AM, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, and Kate Ceberano joined event organisers on Mundi Mundi plains to launch the Bash.Some of Australia’s biggest rock legends will take to the regional stage this August, when they perform at the inaugural Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash – the biggest music and camping festival to be hosted in Outback NSW.Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres was at Mundi Mundi Plains today to make the announcement, alongside Outback Music Festival Group Director and Founder Greg Donovan and multi-ARIA-award winning performer Kate Ceberano, who will headline at this year’s event.Minister Ayres said the three-day event had been secured from 2021 until 2023 by the Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.“When it comes to Australian music royalty, it doesn’t get much bigger than this –from Kate Ceberano, Paul Kelly, John Williamson to Ian Moss, Shannon Noll and Wendy Mathews, this inaugural event will be one not to miss in 2021.“In addition to the stellar line-up of live performances, the event will also inject more than $5.4 million into the local community over the next three years, which is a huge coup for businesses in and around Broken Hill.“We’ve already proven that we can host events in a COVID-safe way here in NSW, and we want to continue restoring people’s confidence – the more visitors we can get flowing through to our regions and staying overnight, the more jobs and more tourism dollars injected into local economies,” Mr Ayres said.Greg Donovan said the idea for the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash originated a few years ago, so to watch it come to life was a big achievement.“Last year presented itself with many challenges but it also gave us the extra time to get this event off the ground, and I’d like to thank the NSW Government for their support – helping us to bring the festival to one of Australia’s most iconic outback locations.“While the Mundi Mundi Plains is rugged and remote, it’s also incredibly accessible. Those looking for a unique outback camping or caravanning experience will have the opportunity to camp on-site without the need of an off-road vehicle. I encourage everyone to book tickets when they go on sale later this month so they don’t miss out on this fantastic event experience,” Mr Donovan said.Mayor Darriea Turley AM said the festival was great news for Broken Hill and the region“It puts Broken Hill on the map as a music destination. Many come here to see the heritage of the city, but now they will be able to come here to enjoy music.“Pre-COVID we were really struggling, and while COVID has brought more tourists to the area, this really will be a big injection into the economy in the longer term,” she added.Kate Ceberano said she was thrilled to perform under the beautiful starry skies of Broken Hill.“This event will no doubt become an annual pilgrimage for lovers of live music across the country. With a great line-up of Australian artists providing the soundtrack to the Barrier Ranges on the Mundi Mundi Plains, it will be nature at its best!”In addition to the music line-up, the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash will feature a jam-packed program of activities including a Nutbush City Limits World Record dance-off attempt, comedy, outdoor film screenings, scenic helicopter flights and camel rides.The Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash is presented by the Outback Music Festival Group and will be held from 19 – 21 August 2021. Tickets go on sale from 23 March 2021.For more information on the event and to book your ticket, go to www.mundimundibash.com.au. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Broken Hill, Broken Hill City Council, camping, community, Destination NSW, director, festival, Government, helicopter, Investment, local council, Minister, NSW, Shannon, Sydney, Western Sydneylast_img read more

Building resilience to COVID-19 and future pandemics

Building resilience to COVID-19 and future pandemics An international team of scientists has drawn up a report on the resilience capacity needed by our societies to prevent, react to and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The authors propose a path forward to shape resilient, inclusive, and sustainable societies.© All rights reservedThe COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global systemic crisis. Political decisions were taken quickly to stop the spread of the virus, but what about the side effects on society? Have the decisions taken been sufficiently cross-cutting or has the resilience of countries remained fragmented across health, social, economic, environmental, and institutional systems? Under the impulse of the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI) at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, an international team of researchers has developed an interdisciplinary approach to shed light on the management of the current crisis. Designed for decision-makers, the resulting policy brief proposes tangible recommendations and derives five principles of governance.The GSPI aims to bring the worlds of science and politics closer together so that decision-makers are better equipped to tackle complex problems, such as the current crisis. “Against this background”, begins Nicolas Seidler, GSPI director, “we commissioned a team from UNIGE, quickly supported by scientists worldwide, to draw up a comprehensive report on the resilience capacity of societies in the face of the coronavirus pandemic”.Over 600 references summarised in one reportThe goals were to define resilience, identify its various forms, and transpose it to the health, social, economic, environmental, and institutional sectors that society is made up of. The team reviewed the scientific literature on resilience to systemic crises, including COVID-19, consisting of over 600 references across the natural and social sciences. “The strength of the study is its interdisciplinarity”, explains Dr Didier Wernli, director of UNIGE’s Geneva Transformative Governance Lab (GTGLab) and the study’s main author. As a key feature of the production process, several consultations were carried out with professionals from UN organisations to refine the applicability of the recommendations featured in the report.Colossus with feet of clayThe team’s first observation was that governments are not prepared to deal with systemic shocks, such as the one caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “Even though there have been other health crises since the 2000s, including Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2015, Western societies did not fully understand the scale of the threat”, argues Karl Blanchet, a professor in UNIGE’s Faculty of Medicine and director of the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies. The research highlights that many factors influenced the impact of the pandemic on society, such as the speed a government moves at, whether there is a social safety net, and the fragility of population health. “In the end, it shows how great inequalities are and that they are reinforced during the crisis”, says Professor Nikola Biller-Andorno, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.The second point raised by the report concerns the inability of governments to think about and deal with systemic crises. The challenge is to build preventive, reactive and recovery resilience before, during and after the crisis. The resilience capacity of societies is strengthened prior to the onset of a crisis by investing (for example) in the integration of human-animal-environmental health to prevent disease spillovers from animals to humans. This is followed by ‘reactive’ resilience, during the crisis such as accommodating surge capacity in health systems and strengthening safety nets. Finally, “recovery” resilience post-crisis which involves setting up mechanisms to foster societal recovery such as reinforcing intergenerational solidarity. “This is also an opportunity to promote societal changes, such as soft mobility, which may meet more resistance in normal times”, explains Mia Clausin, a researcher at GTGLab.Seventy recommendations and five principles of governanceThe authors of the policy brief derived 70 recommendations to build societal resilience. In addition, five governance principles can guide societies during systemic crises. First, the involvement of all actors in society will promote inclusion, ownership, and responsibility. Second, improving our understanding of the COVID-19 as a systemic crisis will help communicate transparently about societal trade-offs. As Dr Wernli explains: “if schools are closed, it has an impact on the parents, and – by extension – on the world of work, not to mention school dropout and the resulting psychological distress”. Third, strengthening cross-sectoral collaboration will promote coherence in decision-making. Fourth, improving learning mechanisms will enable the rapid adoption and adaptation of measures grounded in scientific evidence. The international research team calls for scientists to work together to factor in the short, medium, and long-term effects, and bridge sectoral systems to support political decision-making. Finally, the last principle notes the risk of falling into an authoritarian system. “In a crisis like the present one, the executive overrides the legislative and legal systems. Although this might be justified in the short term, the situation should not last if democracies want to function”, states Nicolas Levrat, Professor of law and director of UNIGE’s Global Studies Institute.The authors of the policy brief conclude that an integrated approach to resilience is required to strengthen our capacities to prevent, react to, and recover from systemic crises. Dr Wernli has the final word: “This crisis is an opportunity to reflect on the world of tomorrow. It underlines the importance of multilateral efforts and International Geneva for shaping resilient, inclusive, and sustainable societies.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, biomedical, coronavirus, Geneva, Government, Humanitarian, production, Professor, resilience, Scientists, sustainable, Switzerland, UN, university, University of Geneva, University of Zurich read more

Restored 1971 Mustang ruined 20 minutes before being delivered to new owner

first_img See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever What’s that? Those figures aren’t enough to stir your British trousers? Then perhaps the F-Type R will be more your speed. Packing 575 ponies, its deploys an all-wheel-drive system to find itself at 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds before running headlong into an electronic speed limiter which arrests the fun just shy of 300 km/h. The driver will probably get arrested long before that number, however.Both cars come with a Quiet Start feature, a bit of programming that prevents your neighbours from tut-tutting into their tea every time you fire up the supercharged V8 on a cold morning. Bond-villain good looks and a brand that’s impossible to say without grinning are also standard equipment. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Jaguar Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Jaguar Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Jaguar Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Jaguar Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Jaguar COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos RELATED TAGSF-TypeJaguarConvertibleCoupeLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesBritishSports carsuperchargedsuperchargerv8 First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › If you’re in the market for Jag’s slinky sports car this year, it looks like you’ll end up holding the keys to a machine with eight cylinders. The model’s smaller engines are being dropped.New to its lineup is the F-Type P450, which will be available in either rear- or all-wheel-drive. It’ll be powered by a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 that should sling the car to highway speeds from a standstill in about 4.5 seconds. Also on tap is 428 lb-ft of torque, all of which shows up for duty at just 2,500 rpm.Adding to the party are standard Configurable Dynamics, 20-inch wheels, and brakes that are larger than last year (380 mm front, 376 mm rear). Popping for all-wheel-drive on the P450 also brings the likes of gloss black trim on its aero addenda, plus unique split-spoke wheels and R-Dynamic badging. And, yes, the well-heeled can select from any of a dozen special-order SVO paint colours to assure your F-Type doesn’t look like the one your rival in the corner office brought home last week. While these changes were announced south of the border, Canadian officials confirmed to Driving the F-Type will mirror these changes in our market as well. Since it’s a Jag, pricing will stretch well into six figures for top trims. advertisementlast_img read more

Master’s student explores resonance in immersive performance

first_img Published: April 21, 2017 What happens when we break down the barriers between differing perspectives? Will we hear the world in a different light? ATLAS master’s student Monica Bolles explores in an installation and performance, April 28 and 29.The multimedia exploration of resonance questions what we are capable of achieving when we explore one concept through the multiple lenses of physics, psychology, art and music. Through immersive visual projections and 360-degree audio installations, Resonant questions the struggles we face when attempting to integrate and accept the differing viewpoints and perspectives our world provides.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Resonant performancesWhen: Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m.Where: ATLAS Center, Black Box theaterBolles is pursuing a master’s degree in creative technology and design through the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder. She has a background in audio engineering and music production, and her research includes working with sound in three-dimensional environments and creating interactive experiences.Resonant is the culmination of Bolles’ time spent at ATLAS and is the main component of her master’s thesis. The performance will be held at the ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so early arrival is encouraged to guarantee entry. Doors open at 7 p.m.Categories:Performances & ConcertsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

NSS organises ‘Paramarsh’ campaign

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Related Posts NSS organises ‘Paramarsh’ campaign News Share Throughout five day live sessions, around 15 thousands non-COVID-19 patients, differently-abled individuals got the chance to pose their health related queries around naturopathy, artificial limbs, physiotherapyTo fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) conducted free of cost special LIVE health consultancy sessions for differently-abled individuals and non-COVID-19 patients. The campaign was titled, ‘Paramarsh’.As a part of the campaign, senior doctors provided free LIVE health consultancy sessions to the differently-abled. The campaign was running LIVE from May 10-14, daily from 10 am onwards for one hour, on Facebook and Youtube.Throughout the five day live sessions, around 15 thousands non-COVID-19 patients and differently-abled individuals got the chance to pose their health related queries around naturopathy, artificial limbs, and physiotherapy. During the LIVE sessions, pertinent questions were about heel pain, rheumatoid arthritis, bone tenderness, joint pain, lower back pain, knee pain, slip disc, nerve bulge and joint movement pain.Dr Manas Ranjan Sahu, HOD, Prosthetic & Orthotic Department, Narayan Seva Sansthan Hospital said, “In this current environment, differently abled people are facing several health issues like lower right leg pain, nerve compression, joint movement problem and bone pain at home and they do not have any access to affordable quality healthcare facilities.” artificial limbsfree LIVE health consultancyNarayan Seva SansthanNarayan Seva Sansthan HospitalnaturopathyParamarshphysiotherapy The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on May 15, 2020 Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

Facebook rolls out Messenger Lite in 5 countries

first_img Steve Costello Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 OCT 2016 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags HomeAppsNews Facebook rolls out Messenger Lite in 5 countries Facebook continues content crusade Relatedcenter_img Facebook launched a “Lite” version of its Messenger app, targeting “markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones”.The social networking giant said more than 1 billon users worldwide use Messenger each month, a figure it is now looking to grow by adding users “regardless of network conditions or storage limitations on their Android devices”.The app is less than 10MB in size, which Facebook said makes it quick to install and start. It includes core Messenger features including sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers.It begins its rollout in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, with other markets to follow “in the coming months”.Facebook already offers a Lite version of its core app, again targeting emerging markets where device and network constraints are a consideration.And this app hit 100 million users some nine months after its launch, with particular strength in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines. Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Previous ArticleVodafone testing car-to-car techNext ArticleThai regulator to auction auspicious numbers Facebook to pay News Corp for Australia content Apps FacebookMessengerlast_img read more

Google backs feature phone platform player

first_img Google invested $22 million in KaiOS Technologies, which the company said will enable it to “fast track development and global deployment” of its operating system designed for “smart feature phones”.While stating its platform is “not Firefox OS”, KaiOS is based on the original Mozilla project with staff from that team working on its engineering and user experience. It said the OS has “developed into something much more robust and expanded” than the Firefox platform.In addition to the investment, Google and KaiOS Technologies will work to make Google Assistant, Maps, YouTube and Search available for KaiOS users.“Having an intelligent voice assistant on an affordable mobile phone is truly revolutionary as it helps overcome some of the limitations a keypad brings,” Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies, said.KaiOS is the platform used by Indian operator Reliance Jio in its JioPhones. The company said it also works with TCL Communications, Doro, HMD Global and Micromax, along with operators Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile US.The platform is also used in the Nokia 8110 feature phone announced by HMD Global at Mobile World Congress. Previous ArticleKeynote: Gloria Eisman, LightBeeNext ArticleTimes Internet closes MX Player acquisition Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Español Google taps retail with NYC store AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 JUN 2018 Steve Costello Tags center_img Author Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Home Google backs feature phone platform player Related Googlelast_img read more