Jazzablanca Is Back in Full Swing

Casablanca – Jazzablanca presents its tenth annual festival this month in Casablanca, featuring the innovative sounds of six international performers from around the world.The six day festival runs from April 18-23. American guitarist, song-writer, compositor and singer Raul Midon takes stage on April 18, performing a mix of genres including soul, jazz, blues, R&B and Latino music. He has four albums under his belt: “Gracias a la vida” released in 1999, “State of Mind” in 2005, “A World within a World” in 2007 and “Pick Somebody Up” in 2009. Throughout his carrier, he has worked with eminent musicians and singers like Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and José Feliciano.British singer, song-writer and guitarist Charlie Winston performs on April 19. He has fascinated French fans with his “rakish Anglo troubadour look – acoustic guitar, jaunty hat, weather beaten voice – along with a streak of Gallic seen-it-all.” His Album “Hibo” released in 2009 ranked first in the French charts. He comes from a musical family: his parents are Jeff and Julie Gleave and his brother is Tom Baxter.Anouar Brahem will be playing oud on April 20. His twenty-year career is marked by innovation, fusing jazz, folk music and classical genres from the oriental and Mediterranean repertoires. He started recording in 1991 after he became famous in his native country, Tunisia. He released nine albums including “Conte de L’Incroyable Amour” (1991), “Le Pas Du Chat Noir” (2001) and “the Astounding Eyes Of Rita” (2009), to name a few. Anouar Brahem has also received a number of national and international awards.Grammy nominee, Candy Dulfer, is a Dutch smooth jazz and funk alto saxophonist who began playing at the age of seven. Her fourth album “For the love of you” (1997) was a major hit and remained in the Billboard charts for over forty weeks. She has played with many artists such as Lionel Richie and has performed all over the world from a young age. Dulfer will be performing on the Casa-Anfa stage on April 21, and bringing a feminine vibe to the festival — she is the only female performer participating.Afrobeat lovers will meet with the co-creator with Fela Kuti of the hugely popular and influential Afrobeat style on April 22, Tony Allen. Allen is one of the African continent’s most important artists. He has inspired generations of musicians worldwide and is a legendary figure amongst fans of funk, jazz, hip hop and African music. This self-taught kit drummer’s melodies are imbued with internal youth. During his 45-year career, he has worked with famous names like U2, Damon Albarn, and Gorillaz and Blu.The closing concert will be performed by Keziah Jones. The king of blufunk – a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms, Jones is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist, heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Fela Kuti. He gained popularity in England and France with singles like “Rhythm Is Love” and “Beautiful Emile.”Since its first festival in 2006, Jazzablanca has become a key event for jazz music lovers around the world. Featuring varied and rich programming, more than 400 musicians have performed in the festival since its inception. read more

Brock ServiceLearning Brown Bag Lunch set for Feb 13

Department of Teacher Education Prof. Debra McLauchlan will share her experiences at the Brock Service-Learning Brown Bag Lunch Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12 noon.The next Brock Service-Learning Brown Bag Lunch is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12 noon in TH 253.Department of Teacher Education Prof. Debra McLauchlan will share her experiences with EDUC 8P73 Intermediate/Senior Drama, where students actively engage with the professional theatre education staff of theatre companies in Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto to build partnerships. read more

Total elimination of nuclear weapons No 1 disarmament priority Annan

“Innocent people throughout the world are still threatened by weapons of mass destruction,” Mr. Annan writes in the first chapter of the yearbook, published by the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs. “They face additional threats from major conventional weapons, as well as from the destabilizing accumulation and illicit sale of small arms and light weapons, and the continued production and use of landmines.“Of all these challenges, however, the total elimination of nuclear weapons must remain the top priority,” he says.Focusing on the actions and reactions of the world community to a wide range of disarmament issues, the book surveys developments within the UN, as well as bilateral, plurilateral and regional developments.It includes steps taken by member states and the UN to address the threat of the possible use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist groups against the backdrop of the 11 September terrorist attacks in 2001 against the United States, and efforts made to strengthen multilateral disarmament legal norms with regard to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.Other sections include progress made by member states and the UN in implementing the programme of action on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons to combat the proliferation of such weapons as well as progress made in eradicating and reducing anti-personnel landmines.Now in its 27th edition, the yearbook is designed as a handy reference tool for diplomats, researchers, educators and the interested public. read more

BC Hydro CEO says Site C dam will be built marks a

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BC Hydro CEO says Site C dam will be built, marks a ‘new era’ for utility VANCOUVER – The head of BC Hydro is promising the contentious Site C hydroelectric dam will be built, despite overwhelming opposition and court challenges to the $8.8-billion project.Jessica McDonald told a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon that the dam in northeastern British Columbia is the “most-studied” project in the company’s history.“We’ve researched and consulted over a period of almost eight years. It’s been evaluated against every other option. It’s the clear winner to provide affordable, reliable power,” she told the crowd.Construction on the project is set to start this summer on the Peace River, where it will flood agricultural land, First Nations spiritual, burial and archeological sites and destroy hunting and fishing areas.Environmental groups, ranchers and First Nations have vowed to fight Site C, with some First Nations taking their opposition to the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review.McDonald said after the speech that she is done selling Site C.“We’re moving forward now into implementation,” the CEO told reporters. “(We’re) really looking forward to having continued conversations about this project, but we’re really, at this stage, past the decision point with the final investment decision being made by government.”The province approved the project in December. Now, BC Hydro is waiting for the government to finish its permitting process while it uses the time to carry on discussions with local residents and First Nations, McDonald said.She shrugged off questions about a contingency plan if Site C is delayed or struck down in the courts.“Our plan is to build Site C, and as I said before we’re moving forward with implementation.”During her speech, McDonald said the utility is facing several challenges, including aging infrastructure built in the 1960s and ’70s, and electricity demands that are expected to rise by 40 per cent over the next two decades.“It’s a new era for BC Hydro,” she said about the scale of the Site C project. “It’s like adding a company to the company.”BC Hydro’s capital spending will increase to $2.4 billion a year from $1.7 billion annually over the next eight or nine years as the dam is constructed, McDonald said.Site C is expected to meet just 22 per cent of upcoming energy demand. McDonald said the remaining three quarters of demand would be met largely through conservation — by convincing consumers to use less electricity and through new technology such as smart meters.As for the Bank of Canada cutting its key interest rate to 0.75 per cent on Wednesday, McDonald said that’s good news for her company’s capital plan.“The longer that we see interest rates carrying on low, that’s very good for us and very good for our budgeting.”— With files from Dirk Meissner by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 21, 2015 3:38 pm MDT read more

Minex forum in Moscow in October

first_imgThe 4th annual Mining and Exploration Business Forum MINEX 2008 will take place October 1-3 2008, at the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya hotel in Moscow, Russia. The Minex Forum (October 1 and 2) will feature over 60 plenary and technical presentations on Russian mining and exploration economics, finance, investment, regulation and management issues. There will also be the new MINEX Business Podiums offering mining companies and mining vendors 20 minute presentation opportunities to showcase their projects, services and products.The “From Mine to Markets” mining show runs concurrently with the above events. On October 2 the Russian Mining Excellence Award Dinner will be staged. On October 3, there are the Minex Master classes, designed for mining engineers, geologists and financial managers.http://2008.minexforum.com/en/last_img read more

The Evening Fix now with added ways to test if your smile

first_img(Video: Conor Morrissey/YouTube) (Video: metpoliceservice/YouTube)THINGS WE SHAREDSo with the news that both Oxegen AND Electric Picnic will happen this summer, take the test to figure out which of the 17 types of Irish festival-goer you are.It’s Friday so it’s time to kick back. Here’s 30 things that will test if your smile still works or not. If you don’t smile at the strange cat in the sink then you’re officially a robot.It can be tough when your dreams are cruelly shattered. Here’s a young Irish seminarian (ahem) learning a harsh life lesson after he is left out of the officially Vatican calendar of hot priests: Police officers walk near a crime scene in Watertown, Massachusetts as the search continues for one of the suspects believed to have been involved in the Boston Marathon attack. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNED#SAVITA: “It is horrendous, it is barbaric and inhumane the say Savita was treated in that hospital” – Praveen Halappanavar has said he will continue in his pursuit of the truth as to how and why his wife died after the jury at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar returned a unanimous verdict of medical misadventure.#BOSTON: A massive manhunt is underway for the second suspect believed to be behind the attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, after the first was killed by police in a gun battle. Police say 19-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev is armed and dangerous, and the city of Boston is in lockdown as the search continues.#INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Three large teacher unions are to ballot for industrial action in the wake of the rejection of the extension to the Croke Park pay deal earlier this week. The ASTI, TUI and INTO have all said they will consider strike action if the government legislates for unilateral pay cuts.#NAMA: The companies behind the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Point Village complex have been placed into receivership after NAMA took control of a number of businesses originally controlled by businessman Harry Crosbie.#COURTS: One-time Fianna Fáil TD Ivor Callely has appeared in court in Dublin charged with six counts of presenting fraudulent receipts to claim expenses.#GIG GOING: Organisers have confirmed that the Electric Picnic music festival WILL be going ahead from 30 August to 1 September, putting an end to speculation over whether it would happen this year. The line-up will be announced next Thursday while tickets will go on sale the following Saturday.THINGS WE LOVEDSunset at Ros a’ Mhíl in Galway this evening taken by reader John McCormack. Thanks John! (If you have a pic you want to send us, get in touch: tips@thejournal.ie)The BBC has this striking story about a village which falls between two countries – meaning it has been left in a strange limbo, with no police, bank or doctor.Police in London have made this video of their so-called Puppy Academy, where a litter of seven-week-old Germany Shepherd pups are trained to locate suspects, missing people and property, and serve up wuff justice (sorry).last_img read more

Olive trees rescue plan

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thirty five cultural and environmental groups have combined with the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete to save olive trees in Crete, which are hundreds and thousands of years old.Centuries-old psilolies olive trees grown in the region constitute proof that extra virgin olive oil was produced there hundreds and probably thousands of years ago.The project aims to document, conserve and protect the heritage olive trees which are spread throughout the rural areas of Crete as they are coming under threat from public works and construction.It will focus on recording the location of the heritage olive trees and their ages in order to produce a map of Crete, which documents the locations where the heritage trees can be found.Furthermore, the groups are hoping to prepare a documentary translated into different languages to be ready by the summer of 2010.last_img read more

Barack Obama lance ses sept mercenaires pour la défense de la vie

first_imgBarack Obama lance ses sept mercenaires pour la défense de la vie privée en ligneLa Maison Blanche a émis la proposition jeudi d’établir une “déclaration des droits” pour protéger la vie privée des internautes. Les sept protections évoquées permettraient un rééquilibrage des pouvoirs entre les gouvernements, les particuliers et les géants de l’internet, comme Facebook et Google. Évidemment, les lois américaines, dont la plupart datent du 18ème siècle, n’avaient jamais été prévues pour une chose aussi invraisemblable que l’internet. Et l’instantanéité et l’étendue du réseau rendent difficile pour les pouvoirs publics la lutte contre les abus et les fraudes. Les sept mesures évoquées suggèrent par exemple que les consommateurs devraient pouvoir contrôler le type de données collectées. Les entreprises devraient être transparentes sur l’usage qu’elles en font et respecter le contexte dans lequel elles ont été publiées – et demander l’autorisation de l’utilisateur si elles souhaitent utiliser leurs informations pour un usage non prévu initialement.Pour l’instant, la proposition de Barack Obama n’oblige à rien, mais c’est un premier pas officiel vers plus de réglementation. Cette déclaration de droits s’inscrirait dans un ensemble de mesures plus large, visant à donner aux Américains un contrôle accru de leurs données personnelles sur la toile. Le président a expliqué “qu’à mesure qu’évolue Internet, la confiance du consommateur est essentielle pour la poursuite de la croissance de l’économie numérique. C’est pour cette raison qu’une déclaration des droits de la vie privée sur Internet est aussi importante”.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois ces règles ne concernent que les États-Unis, car l’Europe a déjà été beaucoup plus attentive à ces problèmes. Ces suggestions sont très en retrait par rapport à la législation européenne. Le projet de révision de la directive européenne sur la vie privée, qui sera débattue dans les prochaines semaines, prévoit des limites nettement plus contraignantes pour les entreprises. Notamment l’obligation de supprimer, sur simple demande d’un utilisateur, des informations le concernant. Et là, Washington n’est pas aussi enthousiaste. Comme l’a dit Obama, son but est de soutenir l’économie américaine, et l’immense proportion d’entreprises américaines sur internet souffrirait beaucoup d’un tel durcissement européen.Le 25 février 2012 à 20:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Witsel praises Pulisic and Sancho

first_imgThe Borussia Dortmund midfielder says his teammates have the potential to become two of the best wingers in the worldBorussia Dortmund is currently enjoying a good run in the German Bundesliga, thanks to seven wins and three draws.Dortmund is the only team that has yet to be defeated in the tournament.And for midfielder Axel Witsel, his teammates Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho can become two of the world’s best.“We have a lot of new players and the way we are playing right now, usually it takes more time,” he told ESPN.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“I cannot explain why we are doing really well and this is good for us, and we will, of course, do our best to keep going like this.”“The coach, the message he gives to us, everybody listens to him, and this is important. The way we play now on the pitch is because of the players but also the message the coach gives every day in training,” he added.“[Pulisic and Sancho are] young but really talented.”2If they keep going like this, they can be — I will not say the best winger — but they can become one of, because they’re really talented, but they need to keep working hard, and I hope we will keep them for a few years,” he explained.last_img read more

Seaplane taking off nearly crashes into boats along Florida coast

first_imgTREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (WSVN) — Cameras captured a pilot’s dangerous maneuver along Florida’s West Coast.A seaplane got into a close call with some boaters over the weekend in Treasure Island.Tourists and residents were left shaken after they saw the video.The plane at first boated in between dozens of boats. Then, the pilot’s next move could’ve been disastrous.“I did hear the plane zooming out, and then I looked right over and saw him taking off really close to the boat,” said a witness.“He almost hit the top of someone’s watercraft himself,” said another witness.Now, the search for the pilot is on. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

National Archives departure impacts broad community

first_imgThe National Archives in Anchorage is closing its doors to researchers in less than two weeks, despite impassioned pleas by historians and researchers. But they aren’t the only ones who use the stacks of historical records. Audio Playerhttp://www.alaskapublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/10-NARA-closing.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The National Archives building in downtown AnchoragePlaywright Peter Porco sits in the white-walled research room of the National Archives in Anchorage. He’s searching through stacks of old papers from Adak in the 1940s.Download Audio“I mean here’s another one, hand-written,” he says as he holds up an old work memo. “I’m gonna take a picture of this because I just think it’s so neat… oh wow! A cigarette burn.” He’s quickly distracted by the pale green paper with a memo about chow passes. “We got a cigarette burn in a piece of paper! I mean that’s so silly… but now you really get a picture of this guy sitting at a desk…”Porco is looking for information for his series of plays on life in the Aleutians during World War II. He says the archives do more than just store history, they inspire creativity. “I’m trying to get as a clear a picture of what it’s like to live and be there at that time.”The National Archives and Records Administration officials say they’re closing the facility’s doors because of low numbers of visitors — only 352 per year on average since 2009. More than half of the reference requests are written. Closing the facility and transferring about 75 percent of the holdings to Seattle will save NARA about $500,000 per year.At the request of the state’s Congressional delegation, the other 25 percent of the records will go to the state archives in Juneau. Among them are most of the territorial court records that are held at NARA. They include everything from civil and criminal court dockets to coroner’s inquests.Kip Knudsen with the governor’s office says they looked into many options for keeping all of the records in Alaska, like moving them to the archives in Juneau. “I have a feeling that’s probably outside our budget desires, but we looked at all options. The federal employees were not really very enthusiastic about all of them, quite frankly, and they were even a little bit resistant to leaving the territorial court records.”Knudsen says the governor’s office even did a survey of all of the state agencies to see how they would be impacted by the Archives closing. He says it will be an inconvenience, but it’s not devastating.Other organizations in the state, like the Alaska Federation of Natives, say moving the Archives is more than just an inconvenience. The Archives include everything from village census records from before statehood to histories of fur seal hunts in the Pribilof Islands.“Well it’s going to create a huge void and vacuum in the native community,” says Nicole Borromeo, AFN’s general counsel. “I’ve personally been down to the archives, doing research, and the information there is just phenomenal. It’s a living history. And to have that removed from our community is going to leave an impact.”Borromeo says her organization is still working with Alaska’s Congressional delegation to try to get more records to stay.NARA plans to eventually make all of the records available online. But the agency does not have any money set aside to digitize Alaska’s history. They are accepting recommendations for what should be prioritized until the end of the month. State Historian Jo Antonson says she prefers the records stay in Alaska, but digitization could work if Alaskans participate in the process.“It’s so important for Alaskans to speak up, speak out, about what records they need to have access to,” she says. “And after the list is compiled we need to keep vigilant to make sure that plans become action to make things digitized and become available.”NARA is considering having citizen archivists, like Peter Porco, help with the process.Back in the research room he leans over the table with his digital camera and portable scanner, capturing what he can. But he says it doesn’t work for everything.“This is a 1941-43 blueprint or something,” he says referring to his find from earlier in the day. “It filled the entire table plus and no, there’s no way you’re going to digitize that.”He has until June 20th to try.last_img read more

Govt plotting to rename Zia Museum Rizvi

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP on Wednesday alleged that a fresh plot is on to rename the Zia Memorial Museum in Chattogram and relocate party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave from Sangsad Bhaban area, reports UNB.Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the allegation while speaking at a press conference at the BNP’s Naya Paltan central office.”The government is conspiring afresh over late president Ziaur Rahman out of jealousy. After initiating a move to implement their blueprint of removing his grave from Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, now they’re trying to capture the Zia Memorial Museum,” he said.The BNP leader alleged that the ruling party men erased Zia’s name on Tuesday from the nameplate of the museum a day after deputy education minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel proposed renaming of Liberation War Museum in Monday’s cabinet meeting.”It’s not just a dirty act, but a cowardice move. Insulting a valiant freedom fighter under the patronage of the government means dishonouring the Liberation War and the Independence,” he said.Rizvi said Zia’s name is deeply rooted in the hearts of people as he is the source of their inspiration. “No plot can isolate him from the country’s people.”After ‘snatching’ people’s voting rights through a ‘vote robbery’ in the 30 December election, he said prime minister Sheikh Hasina is now hurting the public sentiment.”I would like to tell the government you please don’t hurt people’s sentiment. Or else, people will break your black hand resisting the violent attack of the state power.”The BNP leader also urged the government to retreat from its move to erase Zia’s name from the museum and relocate his grave from the parliament area.”You won’t be able to remove his (Zia’s) name from people’s heart by using the state power, police, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and guns,” Rizvi added.last_img read more

Blizzard suing Starcraft II hackers threatens gamers everywhere

first_imgIt’s usually pretty easy to tell who you should be rooting for in a case of corporation vs. citizen; either the corporation is oppressing the little guy, or smacking down an annoyance in service of the public good. Yet the latest story about Blizzard Entertainment and its mega-hit Starcraft II presents a slightly more complex situation: Blizzard is suing the creators of a popular, potentially game-breaking hack, and in so doing begins a battle that could come to define the legal relationship between game and gamer.The sticking point has to do with the charges themselves; while we all know it’s nefarious and evil to cheat in an online game, there’s no actual law against doing so. As a result, when Blizzard went looking for a way to force these hackers to cease their hacking, the company was forced to turn to seemingly unconnected allegations. The team behind the ValiantChaos Maphack must now face off against charges of copyright infringement (direct, contributory, and “vicarious”) as well as breach of contract, trafficking in circumvention devices, and “intentional interference with contractual relations.”The MapHack at issue here reveals the entire multiplayer arena with no fog of war to obscure an opponent’s movements.This all sounds terribly official, until you remember that this is in reference to a map hack. The idea here is that by materially affecting the game experience of legitimate players, the hack thus materially affects Blizzard’s fortunes and constitutes financial wrongdoing. This might make a stitch of sense were Starcraft II a subscription-based game like World of Warcraft, but in this case any lost revenue would come in the form of potential late-stage retail purchasers scared away by the hack. I very much doubt that Blizzard has any data supporting such a claim.Even if it did, the suit would still be spurious in the extreme. If hacking is illegal because it makes the game worse for legitimate players, does griefing then become illegal as well? What about just being a jerk, because that’s simply the sort of person you are? What about being so good that “legitimate players” can’t enjoy playing against you? If the crux of the legal argument has to do not with the code or its distribution, but with the in-game effects on players’ subjective experiences, then the fact that this is a packaged software product becomes meaningless.The more tech-centric argument put forth in the complaint, that the hack copies “copyrighted content into [the player] computer’s RAM in excess of the scope of their limited license,” is essentially saying that you may not even read certain content buried within the software you own. More to the point, Blizzard will decide when and according to what rules you may read it — digital fog of war algorithms and the sight ranges of RTS units are, at that point, a recognized mode of communication under the American legal system.If this isn’t illegal…On the other side of the coin, the guys at ValiantChaos have been charging quite a bit of money for access to the maphack — upwards of $60 via PayPal donation. Thus, it’s hard to feel too sorry for them, and easy to feel sympathetic toward frustrated developers forced to watch third parties get rich by ruining their hard work. The problem is that any emotional sympathy we extend to developers does and should not translate to legal support for these allegations.Nintendo lost a very similar historical battle against Game Genie in the ’90s, but the legal climate was very different back then. Sony, Apple, and others have all attempted to keep people from tinkering with their hardware and software products, but have met with limited success in the United States. Those cases, and this one, ultimately rest on how binding pre-purchase contracts really are, and on whether you are even capable of signing away your rights as a consumer — intentionally or otherwise. The worst punishment you incur as a result of jailbreaking your iPhone is a voided warranty — but hacking a video-game will leave you legally unprotected? What if the hack in fact did not ruin the game for legitimate players — would it at that point be legally acceptable?There is an incoherence at the center of this case, and if it is allowed to go forward as-is it will set easily exploited precedents that will haunt “legitimate” gamers for many years to come. Cheaters may be the lowest of the low, but fighting them with efforts like this has the potential to harm the very people we’re trying to protect.last_img read more

Avast Free Antivirus An overview of its pros and cons

first_imgAvast Free Antivirus – An overview of its pros and cons by Ashwin on July 25, 2019 in Security – 44 commentsI installed Avast Free Antivirus on my laptop a few weeks ago, and here is an overview of its features.Why isn’t this a review? Well, in my opinion an antivirus review should include serious malware tests and the detection rate, false positives, etc. Usually, those are done in virtual machines and on powerful computers.Since I tested Avast Free Antivirus on my not-so-powerful laptop, I didn’t/couldn’t test real malware samples. It did block the EICAR test file, a few adware and malicious virus test web pages which I tested in Sandboxie instantly though.I also felt that real world usage is better anyway since I could get a first-hand experience of the program’s resource usage when I’m browsing, working, watching movies, etc. That’s also useful, instead of wondering whether the system is running slow because of the Antivirus or because the VM is using more RAM.The InterfaceAvast Free Antivirus has a user-friendly GUI with large icons which are properly labeled. The home screen. which is called Status, tells you whether the program’s modules are running fine. You can also run a “Smart Scan” from this screen.The side-bar on the left is home to 3 more tabs: Protection, Privacy, and Performance.The Protection tab has the following optionsVirus ScansReal ShieldSandboxFirewallRansomware ShieldCore ShieldsVirus ChestOut of these, only 3 (Virus Scans, Core Shields, Virus Chest) can be used in the free version, i.e., the rest are locked behind a paywall.You can run a full virus scan, a targeted scan (only scans selected folders/drives), boot time scan and custom scans. The custom scan has 2 predefined options: a quick scan and smart scan.You can customize the settings of each scan type to your liking: these options include scanning for potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), follow links during a scan, test whole files, scan archives, and more.You can set scans to run automatically at a time and date that you select using the built-in task scheduler. You can find more advanced options in the settings screen in Avast Free Antivirus.Core ShieldsThere are 4 shields in Avast Free Antivirus.File Shield scans any file that you access.Behavior Shield monitors applications for suspicious activity and blocks malicious ones.Web Shield blocks web attacks and downloads that could be malware.Mail Shield scans your email attachments for malware, and blocks them. Use the Avast Free Antivirus settings menu to customize how the shields work.Virus ChestThis is the quarantine in Avast Free Antivirus. You can delete detected items or exclude them from being flagged again.This is where the good stuff basically ends.Privacy and PerformanceBoth these tabs are completely unnecessary for the program to work. I’ll explain why.The Privacy tab has options for -Avast SecureLine VPNWebcam ShieldAntiTracking PremiumSensitive Data ShieldData ShredderOf these,  only SecureLine VPN can be used for free and it installs the company’s VPN client. The others are premium features. Unless I’m mistaken, SecureLine VPN does not support a free tier. The website of the product highlights a 7-day free trial but there are only paid options available.PerformanceThis has a Driver Updater. You know what that means: stay away from it. There is a Do Not Disturb Mode which some may find useful but I prefer to be alerted when something is blocked. Avast Free Antivirus – An overview of its pros and consThe ProsThe antivirus’ interface is bloated for sure but still manages to be user friendly. I didn’t have any trouble locating specific features.The color scheme and the large icons are perhaps what gives it a ‘”heavy look”. I ran scans when using the computer, and I’m happy to say that the scans were mostly fast. I did not notice any major impact on the system resources even during scans.Despite the browser extension being disabled, Avast instantly detected and blocked malicious web pages which I visited on purpose. So, it does perform well as expected.The ConsThis might take a while. The freemium experience in Avast Free Antivirus is really in-your-face. Avast wants your money and it isn’t shy to ask for it.There is a large banner on the main screen which says “Thanks for joining Avast”. Here’s a welcome gift to boost your computer’s security. Unwrap it. Clicking unwrap opens a pop-up which shows discounted prices for the premium versions of the program; there is no way to disable this banner.Advanced issuesThe Scan results are displayed in 2 sections: Viruses and malware, which shows the actual result, and Advanced issues.There were 3 advanced issues that Avast detected:3 primary folders are vulnerable to advanced ransomwareYou have only a basic firewallYou’re vulnerable to fake websitesThe resolve all option shows the “fix”. You are asked to buy a commercial version of Avast software to fix these issues on your device.The method is used by scareware applications to get users to pay for software to fix issues but it is not as bad as those as Avast does not display fake or useless findings to get users to pay for an upgrade.Privacy RisksYou do have an option to skip for now. But clicking that displays a pop-up with privacy risks.It shows some information such as your IP address and your location, and recommends using Avast’s VPN to protect your personal information. A “Start your free trial” pop-up also appears, giving you an option to try the premium features for free.Bizarre Webcam Shield TestOnce, I got a pop-up from Avast Free Antivirus telling me that my webcam could be at risk. It asked me to allow the program to access the camera and after I did, it told me this is what a hacker can see. Hey, that’s a cool trick Avast, asking permission to use the webcam and telling me its vulnerable.In case you missed it earlier, the Webcam shield test is one of the premium features. These deceptive methods to trick the user into buying a product, is what we refer to scareware tactics, something which is often used by rogue antivirus programs.Pop-upsThese are by far the most annoying issues in Avast. In the first few days of usage, a pop-up told me “We have a gift for you to unwrap”. Another one said “We added “MPV” to do not disturb, enjoy. This happened when I was watching a movie on MPV. When I was chatting on Telegram, it told me it had been added to do not disturb. You get it, right?Silence is golden, Avast. Sshhh!Email-signatureYou may have read my previous article about this. This “feature” can be disabled.Closing WordsThis article may sound like a rant, but it isn’t. I’m merely describing my experience with the antivirus. I just wanted to tell users who haven’t used Avast what they can expect from it.As an Avast fan who used it many years ago, I went in expecting a nostalgic experience and it was anything but. That being said, if Avast can clean up the interface and the pop-ups to let the user actually use it for free, instead of pushing the paid versions, I will gladly recommend it to everyone.Will I recommend Avast Free Antivirus to users?It depends. If you can tolerate all the cons I mentioned, you will find that underneath the deceptive web spun by corporate greed a good antivirus does exist. Just make sure to avoid all the extra stuff the antivirus tries to throw in during the installation, i.e., the browser extension or software updater.Though the freemium experience is annoying, the majority of these are noticeable only when you open the Avast interface. That can easily be avoided. The pop-ups happen occasionally and I haven’t noticed any for the past few days. So, maybe it quiets down after a while?Personally, I’m going back to Kaspersky Free Antivirus on my laptop, which I had been using since it was launched (until I installed Avast two weeks ago). If you have Windows 10, you can stick to Windows Defender, it is very good. I have heard good things about Bitdefender Free Antivirus as well, if you need another alternative. Use whatever antivirus you want, but regardless of what you choose, add a reliable ad-blocker, browser, and a secondary scanner to the mix. I prefer Firefox + uBlock Origin, Malwarebytes,  Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Glasswire.Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 7 votes Software Name Avast Free AntivirusOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityPrice FreeLanding Page https://www.avast.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Related Content Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more February 28, 2011 – Results from a study comparing two versions of computer-aided detection (CAD) technology have been published on the European Society of Radiology’s website. The study, which compared Riverain Medical’s OnGuard 1.0 and OnGuard 5.1, found that radiologists using OnGuard 5.1 were able to detect smaller lung nodules, including those that were primary lung cancer. “By using OnGuard 5.1 in tandem with a standard chest X-ray, our radiologists are now able to detect smaller lung nodules that would have previously gone unnoticed,” said Matthew Freedman, M.D., principal investigator of the study and associate professor of oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “It’s clear from our research that OnGuard CAD technology has improved significantly over the past 10 years. Improved sensitivity and a lower false positive rate allow radiologists to detect early-stage lung cancer sooner, giving them more confidence in diagnosing the patient.” Fifteen radiologists participated in the reader study, which analyzed more than 250 chest X-rays (approximately a 2:1 cancer negative to positive ratio). Compared to its previous version, investigators found OnGuard 5.1 provided nearly 50 percent higher machine sensitivity for cancer detection, while significantly reducing the number of false positives per image. “Initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial demonstrate for the first time that the early detection of lung cancer can save lives,” said Steve Worrell, chief technology officer of Riverain Medical. “We’re excited to play a key role in the early detection of lung cancer. OnGuard’s CAD markings give radiologists a second set of eyes, allowing radiologists to find cancerous nodules at their earliest and most treatable stage.” For more information: www.riverainmedical.com Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more center_img Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more News | February 28, 2011 Study Shows Improved Detection of Lung Cancer With CAD Technology News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more last_img read more

Air Canada Vacations drops CareFree price to 49

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Air Canada Vacations drops CareFree price to $49 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations MONTREAL — For a limited time clients can purchase Air Canada Vacations’ CareFree add-on package for $49 per person, down from the regular price of $79.The CareFree Plan, applicable to travel to select destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, covers free seat selection, year-round Price Drop Guarantee, StormGuard and a $50 waiver on administrative change fees, a total value of $339 in savings. For travel consultants, CareFree is another opportunity to earn extra commission, says ACV.The year-round Price Drop Guarantee is a one-time, cash back offer of up to $200 per passenger if the price of a package drops after booking. StormGuard lets clients rebook their vacation if the U.S. National Hurricane Center declares a tropical storm warning within 72 hours of their scheduled departure.“We want to take the hassle out of planning a vacation, so we came up with CareFree to make things easier and more flexible,” said ACV’s Managing Director, Nino Montagnese.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionWith the ACV&ME loyalty program, travel agents who book hotels, cruises and groups will receive 600 points per room for packages of 7+ nights; 400 points per room for packages of 3-6 nights; 600 points per stateroom for Air & Cruise packages; and 300 points per passenger for Group bookings. ACV&ME Points can be redeemed for Aeroplan Miles, travel vouchers or Visa gift cards.last_img read more

Summers Not Just for Sellers

first_img As a whole, summer is known as the prime time for sellers—a time when demand is high, and buyers are willing to pay more to secure a house before school starts. But according to a new analysis by Zillow, summer’s not all about sellers. In fact, buyers who wait until late summer may actually pay less than if they’d bought during other times of the year.According to the analysis, housing inventory is up significantly by the end of summer, causing many sellers to reduce their listing price. Zillow’s data shows that 15 percent of listings are reduced in price during the month of August.Historically, Zillow reported, August has more listings than any other month. Last year, Los Angeles saw about 8,000 more homes on the market in August than in April, while Seattle saw a difference of around 5,000.According to Dr. Svenja Gudell, Chief Economist at Zillow, this new data can be encouraging to buyers who are getting frustrated by the fast-moving spring market. Zillow data shows that homes listed in spring sell faster—and for about $1,500 more—than in other times of the year, meaning a more expensive, overwhelming market for most buyers.“In such a competitive housing market, it’s easy for buyers to get frustrated when they are putting in multiple offers without success,” Gudell said. “Buyers who start their home search in the spring may still be looking months later—but for those who can wait it out, the end of summer will bring more favorable conditions. Homes that may have been overpriced earlier in the year are more likely to have a price reduction, and those listings passed over in earlier months may look better with a fresh perspective.”August aside, the next best months to buy in are July and September, when about 14 percent of listings see a price cut.On a market level, Detroit is the single best place to buy a home in August. Nearly 21 percent of listings see a price cut during that month, compared to just 13 percent of listings in April. Chicago is a close second, with 19.7 percent of listings decreasing in price for the month.Read the full data set at Zillow.com. best time for homebuyers Homebuyers Homebuying Zillow 2017-05-04 Aly J. Yale Summer’s Not Just for Sellers Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Foreclosure, News May 4, 2017 641 Views last_img read more

Defensive lineman Corey Peters grabs Kerwynn Willi

first_imgDefensive lineman Corey Peters grabs Kerwynn Williams’ jersey during training camp. (Photo: Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Peters, 27, appeared in 70 games, including 55 starts, during his five seasons in Atlanta. A year ago, however, he started only two games while playing 14 as he made his return from a torn Achilles suffered late the season prior.The Cardinals landed Peters with a three-year, $9.1 million contract, $5.75 million of which was guaranteed.Arians has long praised the depth along both lines of scrimmages, depth that now will be tested.“Obviously you don’t want a rash of (injuries) in the same positions, knock on wood,” he said. “You plug in a 17-game starter at left guard until Mike comes back and you’ve got some guys who’ve shown a lot of promise in what we’re trying to get done by the nose guard now on defense.” – / 28 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo GLENDALE, Ariz. – Meeting the media only 24 hours earlier, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians remarked how the team’s injury list was “getting shorter and shorter”. A list that once contained as many as 14 names was down to five, and none of them serious.Uh, Coach, you spoke too soon.The injury list grew by two on Thursday with the addition of left guard Mike Iupati and nose tackle Corey Peters, a pair of starters the Cardinals targeted early in free agency and ultimately signed to multi-year contracts. Top Stories Iupati, according to Arians, “will have a meniscus repair” in his left knee and will be out indefinitely.“It’s nothing serious,” Arians said, “but each guy is a different timetable, so it could be three weeks, it could be eight weeks, but normally with a meniscus it’s nothing serious.”Peters’ injury is serious.“The bad news,” Arians said, “Corey Peters tore his Achilles in his other leg yesterday just running against air and will be out for the season.”In 2013, Peters suffered a torn Achilles in his right leg.“Obviously he’s devastated,” Arians said. “He’s bounced back from it kind of like Carson (Palmer) has, the second time around. It’s really devastating because he was having such a great camp. He should be able to bounce back mentally quicker.”Arians elevated rookie Rodney Gunter, a fourth-round pick out of Delaware State, to fill Peters’ spot in the starting lineup.Meanwhile, sixth-year veteran Ted Larsen will replace Iupati, who may miss up to five regular season games.The Cardinals lured Iupati, 28, away from rival San Francisco with a five-year, $40 million contract which included $22.5 million guaranteed.In five seasons with the Niners, Iupati, a three-time Pro Bowler, missed just five games, four because of a knee issue and one due to a concussion sustained last season. He began his career with 58 straight starts before a sprained left MCL sidelined him four weeks in 2013.center_img Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Vince Marotta, co-host of Bickley & MarottaI think he’ll match or exceed his productivity. I also don’t feel Palmer’s play last season was solely a 2015 phenomenon. Since the light bulb switched on halfway through his first season of working with Arians, Palmer has simply been one of the best quarterbacks in the entire league. In his last 31 regular-season starts, Palmer has completed 64 percent of his passes for 8,830 yards and a 62-23 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Oh, and the Cardinals are 26-5 in that span. That isn’t a fluke. And now Palmer is armed with the best crop of running backs the team has had in decades, an offensive line bolstered by three solid veterans and one of the deepest, most dangerous receiver groups in the league.John Gambadoro, co-host of Burns & GamboNo it is not possible for Carson Palmer to put up similar numbers to last season. I mean, why should we think he can duplicate 4,671 yards with 35 touchdown passes and just 11 interceptions? He is 36 years old and he has never put up numbers like that before in his career. The passing yardage was his most by 397 yards, the interceptions were by far the least amount of his career in any full season and the touchdown passes the most of his career, besting his previous high of 32 set in 2005! Yes, 2015 was the very best of Carson Palmer’s 12-year career. He stayed healthy, his receivers stayed healthy and he had his career season. He will play well, very well in 2016. But he won’t put up those numbers and to be honest with you, he won’t have to. The Cardinals are better prepared to win without him needing to duplicate those stats. Their running game will be better, offensive line will be better, defense will be better. So yes, a regression in numbers, but not wins. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Craig Grialou, Arizona Sports reporterThough he’ll turn 37 late in the season, going into his fourth year in the same offensive system, Carson Palmer can only get better. He’s more comfortable, he’s more confident, and perhaps, most importantly, he’ll have every skilled player that scored a touchdown in 2015 back for another year. Of course health will always play a factor, but if Palmer stays upright in the pocket, there’s no reason for him not to duplicate his success from a season ago.Adam Green, Arizona Sports reporter, co-host Arizona Sports SaturdayIt really would not be fair to expect Palmer to repeat what he did in 2015, when he set personal (and franchise) records for yards, touchdowns and QB rating. However, any statistical regression would in my opinion be due solely to him needing to do less, with the emergence of a strong running game and what should be an improved defense. As long as he stays healthy — and I’m not in the camp that believes someone who has suffered some major injuries but has played in at least 13 games in nine of his 12 seasons is injury prone — Palmer should once again be one of the more productive quarterbacks in the NFL. In an effort to help, we here at ArizonaSports.com decided to put together a weekly series that will see one Cardinals-related question be answered by our esteemed panel of personalities.This week’s question:Will Carson Palmer repeat the success he had in 2015, or are the Cardinals bound to see regression from the veteran QB?Doug Franz, co-host of Doug & WolfHe’s been better every year he’s been in the offense. Floyd’s in a contract year. Nelson and David Johnson will have a full NFL offseason under their belt.  As of now, Chris Johnson is healthy and the O-line is better with the addition of Mathis.The only way he regresses is if he gets complacent. Not only is that not his nature, but he can easily find motivation in his playoff performance.Dave Burns, co-host of Burns & GamboI expect slight regression from Palmer. So slight that it will largely go unnoticed. His entire arsenal is back, so the learning curve shouldn’t be particularly steep. It shouldn’t take him long to get on the same page as his skill players. From afar it looks like his offensive line is better than last year. If anything, the slight regression could come from the emergence of David Johnson. If he’s everything they believe him to be, perhaps Palmer doesn’t throw quite as much, resulting in numbers that aren’t quite as eye-popping. Jordan Byrd, producer for Burns & Gambo and co-host of Arizona Sports SaturdayStatistically it’s going to be extremely difficult for Carson Palmer to repeat last season’s success. Palmer had an MVP caliber year that saw him set new season highs for passing yards and touchdowns. But if Carson Palmer doesn’t put up the same gaudy numbers that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a successful season for the QB. With all of the Cardinals’ offensive weapons coming back, the load should be a little lighter on Palmer, especially if the running game can continue to improve. Ultimately, I think Palmer can have another Pro Bowl-caliber season, but the final verdict on whether it’s a success or not will come down to how he performs in the playoffs.Steve Zinsmeister, producer for Doug & WolfAge catches up to every athlete, and while I hate to be the bearer of bad news, the same will happen with Carson Palmer. However, that doesn’t mean he will decline this season. I truly believe Carson Palmer’s performance depends on the development of the new starting center and right tackle. If they turn out to be an upgrade over Lyle Sendlein and Bobby Massie and can keep Palmer standing up, then he could have another amazing season. But if lack of experience rears its ugly head on the offensive line, we may start to see the regression of Carson Palmer sooner than we all hope. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   center_img But I’m leaning toward the former.Andy Greenberg, producer for Off the Edge with B-TrainI’m not sure Palmer can repeat his career year with the Cardinals but that’s not to say he can’t have another great season. It’s not too often we see 36-year old QBs with a serious injury history put together back-to-back All-Pro campaigns so if the question is “Will he regress?” then my answer is yes. We’ve seen QBs lose their skill in an instant and while Palmer’s mind may be as sharp as it’s ever been, his body may not be able to keep up for a 16-game season. Paige Dimakos, Arizona Sports social mediaAs good as Carson Palmer was last season I still see him improving this season. This offseason he isn’t focusing on coming back from an injury; he is fully focused on getting to the Super Bowl. With all the skill players returning in 2016, I believe this offensive unit will only continue to gel under their HC Bruce Arians. The 2016 AZ Cardinals will be a force to be reckoned with.Jarrett Carlen, producer for Bickley & MarottaCarson Palmer will put up similar, if not better number than last season. He thrives on proving his critics wrong — the ones who said he was washed up when he came from Oakland, the ones who said he couldn’t come back from injury last year, and now those who say he can’t perform in the big game — and I feel he will come into the season focused and ready. Plus, it helps that he’s had a full offseason to get ready and is surrounded by a treasure trove of offensive talent. The only question is a rebuilt offensive line, but I think that while there may be some new starters, they will be even better than last year. And as we know, when Palmer has time, he plays like an MVP candidate. Arizona Cardinals’ Carson Palmer (3) stands on the sidelines during an NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) July 28.On that day, the Arizona Cardinals will report to training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium.July 29.On that day, the team will take part in its first training camp practice.At that point, the 2016 season will officially begin, as the Cardinals put on the pads and put in the work in an effort to reach Super Bowl LI in Houston.Until then, however, Cardinals fans will have to fill the void left in their life with…actually, we have no idea what they’ll do. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Direct flights to Penang, Qatar Airways‘ second Malaysian destination, will commence on 6 February 2018. The city is considered to be the gourmet capital of Malaysia. From street food to fine dining, visitors enjoy dishes with influences ranging from Malay to Chinese; Indian to European.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Malaysia has long been one of our most sought-after destinations, and as such, we are delighted to launch a new direct service to Penang, offering our passengers a second gateway into the country. With three weekly flights between Doha and Penang, we are sure travellers to this exotic holiday destination will be enchanted by both Penang’s magnificent natural scenery and our unrivalled five-star onboard service.”QR will fly three times a week to Penang with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which features 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner also offers lower altitude-equivalent pressure, improved air quality and humidity, enabling passengers to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed. Passengers will be also able to enjoy the airline’s in-flight entertainment system.As part of its continued expansion in Asia, QR also introduced the addition of extra services to the Thai city of Krabi, as well as to the Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, to commence in December 2017 and January 2018, respectively.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more