Trivitron’s Labsystems Diagnostics in agreement with Baebies

first_imgTrivitron’s Labsystems Diagnostics in agreement with Baebies Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News By EH News Bureau on September 11, 2017 Related Posts Baebies will distribute Labsystems’ newborn screening products in the US after obtaining regulatory clearanceTrivitron’s Labsystems Diagnostics announced their collaboration with US-based Baebies, a company focussed on advancing newborn screening (NBS) and paediatric testing. Both the companies have declared a joint bilateral distribution agreement to deliver a wider range of NBS solutions across several global markets.Baebies, will distribute Labsystems’ newborn screening products in the US after obtaining regulatory clearance, while Labsystems will distribute Baebies’ SEEKER platform internationally. center_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerTourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, addressing the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s (JHTA) 52nd Annual General Meeting at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1. RelatedMajor Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral Debate TourismJune 3, 2013Written by: Bryan Miller FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is slated to announce details of several major projects, being earmarked for implementation within the industry, when he makes his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 12.Speaking at the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association’s 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on Saturday, June 1, Dr. McNeill pointed out that the projects are expected to be “transformational”, while pointing out that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will have a pivotal role in implementing these.“The Tourism Enhancement Fund must be a transformational body. I want to see big projects that make a difference to Jamaica,” he stated, while adding that the TEF’s input will also be outlined during his sectoral presentation.The Minister disclosed, however, that consultations have commenced with stakeholders in Ocho Rios regarding the projects to be undertaken in that area. He pointed out that these talks have gained resonance among the parties with whom the Ministry has been dialoguing.Pointing out that projections for the 2013 summer and winter tourist seasons are “looking good”, Dr. McNeill appealed for continued collaboration among all sector stakeholders, “in the interest of the industry”.“I think our partnership is a really strong and good partnership; and it is something we can use as an example for the entire country, when we are all working together to develop Jamaica, land we love,” he stated.The Minister, however, lamented continuous reports being received about the extent of visitor harassment occurring, particularly in the resort areas, which, he asserted, must be decisively addressed.In this regard, he informed that the Ministry has initiated discussions with several key stakeholders, inclusive of the security forces and the judiciary, to institute measures that will curtail such undesirable behavior.“Over the years we have discussed the issue of harassment in Jamaica, and I have taken the initiative now to address it seriously. We have been having discussions, and we are going to be looking at the issues of anti-harassment. Right now, we are doing some work to this end in Ocho Rios, because it is important,” he disclosed.Dr. McNeill contended that if this scourge is rooted out, Jamaica’s tourism industry will be transformed significantly, resulting in increased visitor arrivals, yielding dividends redounding to the country’s long-term benefitContact: Bryan Miller Advertisementscenter_img RelatedTeam Jamaica Impacting Tourism Sector RelatedGov’t Looking at Registration System for Artistes Major Tourism Projects to be Announced in Sectoral DebateJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Environment Portfolio Situated Within the OPM

first_imgEnvironment Portfolio Situated Within the OPM Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 8, 2016Written by: OPM Communications Unit Environment Portfolio Situated Within the OPMJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements RelatedMembers of the Cabinet to Be Sworn in on Monday March 7 RelatedNewly Sworn in Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers & Attorney General Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness is pleased to advise that the environment portfolio is situated within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).The Prime Minister has always expressed a keen interest in the environment and considers good and responsible environmental management and planning as critical to facilitating economic growth and sustainable development.The Prime Minister has taken a proactive role where environmental management and climate change mitigation efforts are concerned by situating this important portfolio in his office. center_img RelatedPrime Minister Holness Promises Frugal and Efficient Government FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left), listens as newly installed Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness takes the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance, at Thursday’s (March 3) swearing in ceremony, at King’s House. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness is pleased to advise that the environment portfolio is situated within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).The Prime Minister has always expressed a keen interest in the environment and considers good and responsible environmental management and planning as critical to facilitating economic growth and sustainable development.The Prime Minister has taken a proactive role where environmental management and climate change mitigation efforts are concerned by situating this important portfolio in his office.  With the environment portfolio in the OPM, it will benefit from effective planning and coordination of government activities and ensuing synergies in the land, water and housing portfolios which are also situated in that office.last_img read more

Data guardian seeks pan-European Covid-19 action

first_img The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) called for the use of a single mobile app across the European Union (EU) to track the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus), to ensure regulations are not breached in the fight against the disease.In a video address on 6 April, Wojciech Wiewiorowski, head of the independent watchdog (pictured), said the crisis stemming from the pandemic will “take months to fight” and “years to recover” from, and could not be solved with national tools only.Wiewiorowski said the use of Bluetooth technology for contact tracing seemed “a useful path to achieve privacy and personal data protection effectively”.The technology is already being widely considered for tracking purposes, with the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing group considering its use as part of a regional approach, and work underway in Germany along similar lines.GDPR concernsWiewiorowski noted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implemented in May 2018 allowed processing of sensitive data when “necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, such as protecting against serious cross-border threats to health”.This, he noted, meant GDPR was “not an obstacle for the processing of personal data, which is considered necessary by the health authorities to fight the pandemic”.However, he warned “big data means big responsibility” and the supervising authority would work with the European Commission to ensure measures involving the use of personal data are temporary and removed after the pandemic.The purpose of any moves and access to data must also be limited, he argued, adding technology developers working on tools to combat the virus must ensure protection is built-in “from the start”.To achieve this in Europe and beyond, Wiewiorowski said apps should be developed in conjunction with the World Health Organisation. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 APR 2020 Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Previous ArticleWhatsApp ups fake news fightNext ArticleUnited Group gets thumbs up for Vivacom buy data protectionEuropean Unionhealth Tags Related Author EU tipped to court India in 5G security standards effort Home Data guardian seeks pan-European Covid-19 action EU mulls tapping Samsung, TSMC for chip push Yanitsa Boyadzhieva La UE podría recurrir a Samsung y TSMC para su producción de chipslast_img read more

Amateur roundup: GB&I trims Walker Cup list

first_imgWhile Cole Hammer, Akshay Bhatia and Stewart Hagestad were being announced Wednesday as the first three U.S. Walker Cup team members, the GB&I side was hosting 16 potential players during a two-day practice session at Royal Liverpool, which will host the Sept. 7-8 matches. The group was pared down from the list of 26 players released in April and is highlighted by Scotland’s Euan Walker, who is ranked ninth in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, and Ireland’s James Sugrue, who is ranked No. 61 and beat Walker in the final of The Amateur this summer. The session also included three U.S. college players – Scotland’s Sandy Scott (45) of Texas Tech, England’s Alex Fitzpatrick (48) of Wake Forest and England’s Harry Hall (67) of UNLV. “We have monitored results of the players originally selected since we last got together as a squad, while also keeping an eye on the performances of other players not included,” GB&I captain Craig Watson said. “We have brought in three new players who have had encouraging results in recent events, and we look forward to working with them and the other players when we meet up at Royal Liverpool this week.” Englishmen Ben Schmidt and Joe Pagdin, who are ranked 18th and 28th, respectively, were not included. Schmidt opted to instead compete in this week’s Carris Trophy – and won it in a playoff for his third victory of the summer (he also captured the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play). Pagdin made match play at The Amateur before reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur last week. Both players could help bolster a GB&I squad that on paper will be noticeably weaker than the American side. Just seven of the 16 players participating in the latest practice are ranked in the top 50 of the WAGR. Sugrue is a lock to make the team, as is Walker, who was also runner-up at the European Amateur. England’s Ben Jones (37) was third at that event while also reaching the semifinals of The Amateur. Jones and fellow countryman Tom Sloman (34) were invited to the practice, as were Irishmen Conor Purcell (16) and Caolan Rafferty (22). All four have solid chances to make the final 10-man squad. Purcell, Rafferty, Sugrue and fellow Irish practice-session invitee Mark Power (90) all were given byes into match play at this week’s South of Ireland Amateur, and each of them advanced past the first round on Friday. However, none of them made it past the Round of 16 that afternoon. St. Andrews Links Trophy winner Jake Burnage (60) of England, Amateur Round-of-16 qualifier Bailey Gill (86) of England were the other top-100 players at the practice, which included four players outside of the top 100, all Englishmen –Thomas Plumb (134), David Langley (170), Joshua McMahon (177) and Matty Lamb (184). McMahon won the Lytham Trophy and Lamb was runner-up at the St. Andrews Links Trophy and made the Round of 16 at The Amateur, but otherwise those inclusions were a bit head-scratching considering some of the names left out – Schmidt, Pagdin and Conor Gough (73), who was once ranked sixth in the world. Cummins joins wide-open Walker Cup race There are now just seven spots available on this year’s U.S. Walker Cup team, and more realistically there are only six as Stanford grad Brandon Wu has certainly already earned his place alongside Hammer, Bhatia and Hagestad. The race for the remaining invites is sure to be hotly contested with just two major measuring sticks left for the USGA, next week’s Western Amateur and next month’s U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst. One could make a case for as many as 15 different players, including Oklahoma rising senior Quade Cummins, who won the Pacific Coast Amateur on Friday. Cummins broke 67 in each of the four rounds to shoot 20 under and win by four shots over Australia’s Blake Windred. “I’ve never really been in a zone like that,” Cummins said. “I was just hitting to 20 feet and I was able to roll some in this week. This is definitely one of my better putting weeks. Golf’s funny, last week I felt like I was playing the same and I finished around 40th, but just having some putts fall can change everything.” Cummins had nearly played himself out of Walker Cup consideration, following a top-5 finish at the Sunnehanna with a missed cut at the Northeast and T-43 finish at the Southern Amateur. But his victory will move him from 59th in the WAGR to comfortably inside the top 50. Two strong weeks at the Western and U.S. Amateur could earn Cummins one of the final nods. Several names in front of him have either underperformed, most notably 10th-ranked Chandler Phillips, or are junior players. With Bhatia already on the team, it’s unlikely the USGA would take more than one additional junior player to England. Other notable finishes from the Pac Coast: Cameron Sisk was T-12 and defending champ Isaiah Salinda was T-15. Sisk is a longshot at this point, though he’s had a strong summer, while Salinda has played sparingly and done little to back up his No. 12 WAGR position. Closer look at U.S. Walker Cup race QUALIFIED Cole Hammer Akshay Bhatia Stewart Hagestad (mid-amateur) These three were officially added to the team on Wednesday as the top three Americans in the WAGR. MIGHT AS WELL BE Brandon Wu Wu dropped two spots in the last WAGR, otherwise he would’ve been among the three early qualifiers. Still, qualifying for both summer Opens secures his spot on the team. SAFE BETS Steven Fisk John Pak Fisk won six times and was runner-up at the NCAA Championship as a senior. He made a Korn Ferry Tour cut. He’s ranked eighth in the world. And this team could use his grit and underdog mentality. Pak has finished T-13 or better four times this summer, including third Saturday at the Porter Cup. ALMOST THERE Isaiah Salinda Alex Smalley Austin Eckroat Salinda’s senior year will likely be enough to earn him a spot, as long as he plays well at the Western and U.S. Amateur. Smalley won the Sunnehanna and was T-8 at the Players Amateur, though he won’t play the Western. Eckroat was top 10 at the Trans-Miss and qualified for the U.S. Open. Again, these three players need one more resume booster. JUNIOR CROP Michael Thorbjornsen William Mouw Ricky Castillo Two incoming college freshman played on the 2013 U.S. team (Jordan Spieth and Patrick Rodgers), though a junior player hasn’t played for the Americans since. Thorbjornsen making the cut at Pebble Beach was huge, so if the USGA decides to go with a second junior, he’d likely be the pick, especially considering he’s great friends with Bhatia. Castillo and Mouw are a run in match play at the Western or U.S. Amateur away from jumping Thorbjornsen, though. DON’T COUNT OUT Pierceson Coody Cameron Young Quade Cummins Sahith Theegala Trent Phillips Coody won the Trans-Miss. Young qualified for the U.S. Open. Cummins won the Pac Coast. And Theegala won the SCGA Amateur and was second at the Sahalee Players despite missing almost 10 months because of a wrist injury. Phillips has been steady all year but lacks a win. NEED A WIN Chandler Phillips John Augenstein Spencer Ralston And everyone else Phillips has struggled mightily and probably needs to win at the Western or U.S. Amateur to make the team. Augenstein has potential but has shown very little in the past year. Ralston won the Players Amateur but likely has to show more to convince selectors.last_img read more

After a Wet June, Northwest Montana Feels Impact of Hot and Dry Weather

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Hot and dry weather has wreaked havoc across the nation’s heartland and the West, causing widespread drought, setting off devastating wildfires and forcing evacuations in multiple states where the blazes encroached on residences.Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency last week authorizing the use of National Guard helicopters to fight wildfires, while Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter issued a disaster declaration that also cleared the way for National Guard participation in firefighting efforts.In Montana, fires struck the eastern part of the state hard in late June and early July. The Ash Creek Fire charred nearly 250,000 acres east of Lame Deer, prompting Gov. Brian Schweitzer to call it “one of the most dangerous fires in the history of Montana.”At Schweitzer’s request, President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration allowing federal aid to assist with infrastructure repairs following the destructive blaze. Fires elsewhere in the state caused significant damage as well, torching large swaths of ranchland.Yet through it all, Northwest Montana remained without flames thanks to a June that saw heavy rainfall. At Glacier Park International Airport, a record 6.9 inches of rain fell in June, nearly four inches above average. But dry weather eventually arrived, and with it came the fires in late July and August.Now that wildfires are here, the question is whether Mother Nature will provide the proper weather to keep the flames at bay and ultimately stamp out the fire season. Michelle Mead, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Missoula, said “we are getting to the point of the year” when weather systems generally begin arriving with the promise of precipitation. But that point hasn’t arrived yet. Immediate forecasts from the National Weather Service call for more hot and dry weather, though interspersed with rain.“We keep getting little bouts of precipitation,” Mead said.As hard as weather ever is to predict, this summer has proven to be more unruly than usual in Montana, with record moisture falling in parts of the state while at the same time hundreds of thousands of acres were burning in other parts.“It’s been a very bizarre summer,” Mead said.Jeremy Pris, fire program manager for the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Kalispell unit, said the last weeks of August are “typically the height of our fire season.” The grass is drying out and the temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. Pris said his agency is staffing itself appropriately to be able to quickly attack new fire starts. “Initial attack is the name of game,” Pris said.Echoing Mead, Pris holds out hopeful anticipation that early September will bring fall rains – or more specifically, “a season-ending event, which is significant rainfall.”According to a report from the U.S. Drought Monitor released Aug. 16, most of Northwest Montana is safe from drought conditions, with only a sliver of Flathead County’s eastern edge qualifying for an “abnormally dry” designation.Areas throughout southern and central Montana have “moderate” or “severe” drought conditions. Forecasts predict the drought to persist or intensify in these areas. Late last week, stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect on all state, federal and private lands in Ravalli County, due to “very high fire danger, extremely dry fuels, and an increase in human-caused fires,” according to the DNRC.The U.S. Drought Monitor lists conditions in much of the Midwest U.S. as “extreme” or “exceptional” – the highest-level classification. Conditions in parts of the West are considered “extreme.”Mead said temperatures in Kalispell were 2.5 degrees higher than normal for July while precipitation was “well below normal” at .74 inches, compared to the average of 1.45. Nationwide, July was the hottest month ever recorded in the continental United States and the first seven months of this year were also the hottest on record.In Northwest Montana, a brief spell of coolness and rain last week temporarily improved fire conditions but hot weather returned over the weekend. On Aug. 17, the Flathead National Forest said it expected fire behavior “to return to pre-storm intensities.” “Fire managers will adjust their strategies as the conditions change,” the national forest statement said.last_img read more

Updated: NI company with controversial development plans in Donegal goes bust

first_img Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Pinterest Updated: NI company with controversial development plans in Donegal goes bust Previous articleUdaras confirms new jobs – not clear if Donegal will benefitNext articleBrian McEniff takes up role as Louth selector News Highland Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Pinterest WhatsApp Bank of Ireland has appointed receivers to a Northern Ireland property development firm which had been planning a major housing development in Donegal.Carn Properties had been given permission for the development of over 200 units of housing in Letterkenny just two years ago.Permission for the Letterkenny development was granted in 2009 – the  Plans for the controversial development included a new bridge built across the River Swilly.213 units of housing and a creche on a large area of land on the south side of the River Swilly close to Leck was also proposed.Eleven objections were lodged against the development highlighting concerns about a range of issues including inadequate road, sewage infrastructure and  water shortages.In a sign of the times, Carn Properties was one of the key objectors to another major development proposed for that area earlier this year by Blake Burke Ltd.Bank of Ireland appointed the receivers to Carn Properties, with an address at Bellaghy, Derry last week.According to the BBC, The firm’s last accounts showed it owed the banks around £20m.Those accounts, for the year up to July 2009, valued the firm’s property at almost £25m.However, its auditors said the value was uncertain in light of the current market conditions. Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Twitter By News Highland – November 4, 2011 last_img read more

Man charged in connection with car hijacking in Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleLUH second most overcrowded hospital todayNext articleAll-Island Sectoral Dialogue a ‘positive’ meeting News Highland Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Google+ Man charged in connection with car hijacking in Derry A 28-year-old man has appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court charged in connection with a hijacking incident in the city on Saturday.Joseph McMullan of no fixed abode was charged with a total of eight offences.He was charged with hijacking, possessing an offensive weapon namely a knife, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and failing to stop for police.He was also charged with driving while disqualified, having no insurance and failing to provide a specimen to police.All the charges were said to have occurred on Saturday last.A police officer connected McMullan to the charges.Defence solicitor Mr. Seamus Quigley said there would be no application for bail and asked for a short adjournment to ascertain if a suitable address could be found.McMullan was remanded in custody to appear again on May 25. By News Highland – May 22, 2017 Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase last_img read more

MLR’s new LA-based team named after cocktail

first_imgMLR’s new LA-based team named after cocktail Stephen Hoiles and Darren Coleman pose in front of the LA Giltinis’ logo  0  65 ‘ Major League Rugby have unveiled a new franchise to be located in Los Angeles for the 2021 season.The new side, which is the 13th team in the league and the second to be based in California, is called the Los Angeles Giltinis, named after a premium cocktail based on the Martini.The LA Giltinis follows in the footsteps of the Austin Gilgronis in naming their franchise after a cocktail. Both sides are owned by F45 co-founder Adam Gilchrist. A pink and blue logo has been released featuring the stylised LA initials that incorporate rugby uprights. The focal point of the logo is, of course, a martini glass with a green rugby ball in the place of an olive.‘We are thrilled to be welcoming Los Angeles to MLR. LA is an important addition to the league as a major media market and the region has a lengthy rugby history embedded in their culture,’ MLR commissioner George Killebrew said in a statement.‘I have the utmost confidence in the LA Giltinis ownership group to lead the team to success, and to provide valuable support for MLR as a whole. Given these uncertain times with the current global crisis, we feel fortunate that MLR is still rapidly growing and being positioned for success in 2021,’ Killebrew added.Ownership of the LA Giltinis will primarily reside with Loyals Rugby, a Rugby investment company founded in Australia.‘The launch of the LA Giltinis and Major League Rugby in Los Angeles will ensure Rugby takes its rightful place among the best entertainment products worldwide. It is our privilege to bring one of the world’s most popular sports to the world’s most prolific entertainment market.’ Loyals Rugby CEO Matt Burgess said.Australian Darren Coleman has been appointed as head coach, and he will be assisted by former Wallabies loose forward Stephen Hoiles. The Giltinis are currently in negotiations with several players for their inaugural season and it’s understood to be among them are multiple Australians with Super Rugby experience.Based on Venice Beach, the club are in discussions to host its home fixtures at the 77,000-capacity Los Angeles Coliseum, the host stadium of the 2028 Olympics and the temporary home ground of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams.Photo: Major League Rugby ‘ ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in News, Top headlines Tagged Los Angeles Giltinis, Major League Rugby, USA Rugby center_img Published on May 29, 2020 Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Riot’s automated filters accidentally censor Muslim minority

first_imgRiot’s automated filters accidentally censor Muslim minorityBut League of Legends developer has now fixed the error and is reviewing all disallowed words and phrasesJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 22nd October 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRiot GamesRiot Games has corrected an error in its filtering systems that banned the name of a Muslim ethnic minority group.A Reddit thread highlighted that users were banned from saying ‘Uyghur’ in the League of Legends client. Uyghurs are Muslims mostly based in China’s Xinjiang province, which human rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch report have been abused by the Chinese government, the BBC reports. There are reports that people have been detained in mass imprisonment camps, and forced to recite Communist Party slogans and swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping.Riot Games’ communications boss Ryan Rigney replied to the Reddit thread, assuring he would look into this and acknowledging that, “sometimes our system bans really weird words for no good reason.””That said it would be complete bullshit to intentionally ban the name of any ethnic group,” he continued.He also shared this response via Twitter, again stressing that the text filtering system was “banning words it shouldn’t.”Rigney reported back a few hours later, confirming the issue had been fixed “in all Riot Regions.””We’ll be spending the next few weeks triaging with our global teams to review our ‘disallowed words/phrases’ lists and update accordingly.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Responding to Twitter users, Rigney also acknowledged: “Yeah, our automated system sucks.”The BBC reports users initially raised the issue of the official League of Legends forums but the complaints were ignored because the site’s rules state that discussions about “ethnicity and race” are banned.A similar thing appears to have happened on the original Reddit threat, with the opening post removed because “claims about or against distinct entities must have sources or proof supporting them and present them in an unbiased manner.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 6 days agoRiot issues cease-and-desist to League of Legends fan projectDeveloper denies claims that it tried to “extort” code and assets from the Chronoshift teamBy Danielle Partis 13 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more