Crushing defeat for Mays deal leaves Brexit path unclear

first_imgLONDON — Britain’s Parliament has delivered a crushing verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal, rejecting it by 432 votes to 202 — the biggest defeat suffered by a government in modern British political history.That leaves the country’s EU exit process in crisis, with just 10 weeks until it is due to leave the bloc on March 29.On Wednesday, May’s government faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament. If it survives, May has until the start of next week to come back to Parliament with a Plan B.Here’s a look at what might happen next.TRY AND TRY AGAINAfter Tuesday’s defeat, May assured the House of Commons that “the House has spoken and the government will listen.” She plans to hold talks with lawmakers from across the political spectrum before announcing a new plan.But May’s office has downplayed the prospect of major changes to the deal that has been negotiated, and EU leaders are adamant that the 585-page withdrawal agreement cannot be reopened.That means May could return to Parliament next week with a tweaked deal that is only slightly different to the previous one. But that is unlikely to win over many opponents of the agreement.Tim Bale, professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, said most leaders who had suffered a defeat on this scale would be “either resigning or looking to trash the deal that they’d got and do something utterly different.”May, however, has proven stubbornly resistant to changing her Brexit “red lines.”“It looks as if we’re just going to get more of the same and that she’ll come back in a week or so’s time with nothing substantially different from what we’ve got now,” Bale said.__DELAY BRITAIN’S EXITParliament has rejected May’s deal, but is split on what to do instead. Some lawmakers want to tack toward a softer Brexit that would see Britain keep close ties to the bloc, while others want to walk away from the EU without a deal.With Parliament split, there is a growing chance Britain will seek an extension to the two-year exit process that is due to expire on March 29.Some ministers are urging May to delay Brexit and then consult lawmakers in a series of “indicative votes” to see if a majority can be found for a new plan. And various factions of lawmakers are exploring ways to use parliamentary rules to wrest control of the Brexit process from the government.A delay would likely also be needed in the event of two other possible scenarios: a general election, or a second referendum. Any delay to the date of Brexit would require unanimous approval from leaders of the EU’s remaining 27 member states.___HOLD AN ELECTIONImmediately after Tuesday’s vote in Parliament, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called a no-confidence vote in the government, to be held Wednesday evening.If the government loses, Britain is facing an election for a new Parliament and government. The government is likely to survive, however. Almost all members of the governing Conservatives say they will support May, as will her parliamentary allies in Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.Labour says it will keep trying to force an election, and could attempt more no-confidence votes in the coming weeks.___SECOND REFERENDUMThe campaign to revisit Brexit in a second referendum — driven largely by supporters of the losing “remain” side in the 2016 referendum — has been gathering steam as the pitfalls and complexity of the divorce process become clear.The government is firmly opposed, but many lawmakers believe a new referendum may be the only way out of the Brexit impasse.But it’s unclear what the question would be. Many pro-EU politicians want a choice between leaving on the proposed terms and staying in the EU, but others say leaving without a deal should also be an option.There’s a strong chance any new referendum would be as divisive as the first.___NO DEALThis is the outcome few want — but it is also the default option. If the divorce deal is not approved, altered or put on hold, Britain will cease to be an EU member at 11 p.m. London time on March 29.The Bank of England has warned that tumbling out of the bloc with no deal to soften the exit could plunge Britain into its deepest recession in nearly a century, and businesses warn the sudden end to longstanding trading agreements with the EU could see gridlock at British ports and shortages of food and medicines.___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitJill Lawless, The Associated Presslast_img read more


Priyanka holds roadshow in North East Delhi in support of Sheila Dikshit

first_imgNew Delhi,: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a roadshow Wednesday afternoon in support of Sheila Dikshit, her party candidate from North East Delhi constituency drawing a huge crowd. Perched atop a minibus that started from Seelampur, a minority dominated area, Priyanka Gandhi and Dikshit waved at the ebullient hordes of supporters who were raising slogans “Desh me aandhi Priyanka Gandhi”. The Congress banners adorned the road. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles People jostled with each other to catch a glimpse of Priyanka Gandhi. Some were also showering rose petals on her as the minibus passed by. “Sanitation is the main issue here. Manoj Tiwari (the BJP MP who is seeking a reelection from the seat) was never seen here. (Chief Minister) Arvind Kejriwal cannot run the government,” said Zubair Ahmed, a resident of Seelampur. Priyanka Gandhi will also hold another roadshow in South Delhi later in the evening.last_img read more


China warns retaliation against Trumps move to ban Huawei

first_imgBeijing: China on Thursday warned retaliation for US President Donald Trump’s order that effectively barred Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the US market, saying Beijing will take necessary measures to safeguard rights and interest of its business firms. Escalating the bruising trade war with China, President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday barring American companies from installing the foreign-made telecom equipment posing a national security threat, a move apparently aimed at banning Huawei from US networks. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Trump’s decision risks escalating tensions with China as the world’s two largest economies clash over whether Huawei – the world’s largest provider of telecommunications equipment – poses a spying risk to Western infrastructure networks. The US and China are already locked in a trade battle that has seen mounting tariffs, sparking fears the conflict will damage the global economy. Reacting sharply to Trump’s move, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing here that China will take measures to defend the interests of Chinese companies. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests “We have noted the US department of Commerce decision. China always asks its business to comply with laws and regulations in export control and fulfil their international obligations. We always ask them to abide by other country’s laws regulations in their overseas business,” Lu said. “But we are against other countries’ unilateral sanctions based on domestic law and practices that abuses export control measures. We urge the US to stop such practice and create favourable conditions for business cooperation. China will take necessary measures to safeguard Chinese business’ legitimate rights and interests,” he said. He, however, parried questions over what measures China would take, saying the commerce ministry would come out with a response. Asked whether China would now target US firms in retaliation, Lu said, “as for the foreign firms, so long their operations are lawful, they should not be concerned. In international trade, the basis is mutual respect and mutual benefit”. Separately, Huawei in a statement said that “unreasonable restrictions” by the US infringed on its rights. “Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives,” the telecom giant said. “In addition, unreasonable restrictions will infringe upon Huawei’s rights and raise other serious legal issues,” it said. Huawei is already fighting a major legal battle against US to stave off the extradition of its CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has been arrested in Canada, to face prosecution for violations of American sanctions against Iran. Meng, the daughter of Huawei owner Ren Zhengfei, has been accused of misleading banks about the company’s business dealings there. Huawei alleges that the US is stifling its business as it has emerged as a major competitor for the next generation 5G telecom technology. In the media briefing, Lu while replying to a question whether China view Trump’s move as a major escalation of trade war, said, “we are opposed to other countries making every issue a national security and using that as pretext to suppress other businesses . “China will defend its business’ rights and interests. As for China’s view on the executive order (of Trump) we can say that nobody say this as constructive and friendly gesture,” he said. Lu also gave a lukewarm response to remarks made by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, one of the lead American negotiators, that he anticipates going to China for more trade talks in the near future. China always stands for consultations and negotiations to resolve differences, he said, adding that Beijing opted for talks even when US turned away from negotiations in the past. “But I have to point out that in negotiations there has to be good faith,” he said, emphasising respect, equality and mutual trust and good faith. “One must match words with action. There should be no flip-flopping,” he said. Also in a related issue, Lu confirmed that China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December last year on suspicion of endangering national security. Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman based in China, have been arrested in what Canada alleged as tit-for-tat retaliation to Huawei CFO Wanzhou’s detention. The timing of their charges also coincides with US ban on Huawei.last_img read more


Rest Wont Help The Cavs — And They Wont Need Any Help

To say the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors have taken different paths to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals would be quite the understatement. The Cavs easily swept their first two series, against the Pistons and Hawks; the Raptors were pushed to seven games in each of theirs, with the Pacers and Heat. Toronto played its last game this past Sunday; Cleveland last played the Sunday before that. As a result, LeBron & Co. have an enormous advantage in the rest department heading into Game 1 at home Tuesday night. But will it help the Cavs much? Don’t bank on it.The Cavs already enter the series as heavy favorites: Our Elo-based forecast gives them a 74 percent chance of prevailing. And the seven-day rest differential over the Raptors is tied for second among the 230 playoff series occurring in the second round or later since 1984, when the league launched the 16-team playoff format. (The largest difference in time off was nine days, in the 2004 Pacers-Heat series.)Such a long layoff for one team and a tight turnaround for the other can spin either way — rest or rust — but there isn’t any statistical evidence that inequalities in rest between series help or harm teams in the playoffs.We looked at this a couple of ways. First, if either rust or exhaustion is going to have an effect, it’s most likely to come in Game 1 of a new series. Using both teams’ pre-series Elo ratings (FiveThirtyEight’s pet method of estimating a team’s strength at a given moment), we can calculate expected point differentials for those opening games and then compare them to the games’ actual scoring margins. Teams that got more days off than their opponent did not do better than expected in these Game 1s, in terms of their expected point margins; any benefit of extra rest wasn’t statistically significant. But that’s just looking at Game 1s. What about the whole series? As a second pass at the question, we used a logistic regression — a nifty statistical tool for examining outcomes such as wins and losses — to test whether the difference in rest days between the two teams had any impact on the series outcome, after accounting for the series’ Elo-based forecast. The series projection had major significance in predicting who went on to win — no surprise there. But the differential between teams in rest days was not a statistically significant factor, just as in our analysis of Game 1s.But smoking out relationships between rest and rust and the outcome of a series overlooks the most important factor: the quality of the teams. A breakdown of the average differential in Elo between the two teams, sorted by difference in the number of days off between series, shows that better teams are more likely to close out their series quickly, and worse teams that do win are more likely to do so in a longer series.For the Cavs-Raptors series, what really matters is not Cleveland’s long vacation nor Toronto’s heavy workload, but the simple fact that the Cavs are the better team. Rest was never going to change that.Check out our NBA playoff predictions. read more


Bahamasair returns to normal operations

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Nassau – Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that it has resumed its normal scheduled service to all its destinations.We wish to remind those persons who would have purchased tickets and werescheduled to travel during the period September 4th to September 11th that change fees and penalties will continue to be waived until September 18th 2017.All customers impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma are advised to contact ourReservations Department at (242)-702-4140. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more


Use of OCO Account May Not Be Divisive Issue This Year Democrats

first_imgRep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member on House Armed Services, on Friday acknowledged that using DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account may be the only solution if the department needs more money than the Obama administration requested for fiscal 2017.Smith would favor raising the statutory cap on defense spending to accommodate a boost in DOD’s budget, but that path may not be possible, he said, reported CQ Roll Call.“If it was up to me, and we decided there was an extra $10 billion that was needed, I’d raise the caps,” Smith said on C-SPAN. “Certainly, where readiness is concerned in particular, I can make an argument that the Department of Defense needs more money. While being critical of doing it through OCO, if that’s the only way Republicans will do it, then, no, I’m not inalterably opposed to that if the case is made,” he said.Smith’s acknowledgement that the administration’s FY 2017 budget request may be insufficient is not startling, but his willingness to rely on the department’s war fund to sidestep the statutory caps marks a distinct turn from the stand President Obama and congressional Democrats took during the FY 2016 budget cycle. Last year the House and Senate Armed Services committees passed authorization bills that called for stashing tens of billions of extra dollars in the OCO account — which is not subject to the Budget Control Act caps — rather than raising the caps on defense and non-defense programs as Democrats insisted occur.President Obama vetoed the initial authorization measure approved by Congress over the issue, before the two parties reached a two-year compromise budget deal increasing both caps.Smith’s comments indicate Democrats may be flexible this year regarding the use of the OCO account to provide the Pentagon budget relief, according to the story.The FY 2017 request includes $523.9 billion for base defense spending and $58.8 billion for war funding. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, respectively, consider the OCO request a floor and have called for increasing the administration’s request by at least $15 billion. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


BSE closes points 004 up on Jan 31

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 0.04 points up to stand at 20498.29. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 13.20 points up to stand at 6086.90. Motherson Sumi and Suzlon Energy were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.28% and 9.92% along with CESC Ltd. and Indian Overseas Bank with an increase of 8.84% and 8.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Essar Oil and National Alumini with a decrease of 8.38% and 5.68% along with Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company Ltd. and Jet Airways India with a decrease of 4.94% and 4.45% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 36.44 points at 11,582.79 while the banking sector is up 95.07 points at 11,713.75 and the realty sector is up 18.61 points at 1,210.80. The Indian currency is down 0.08% at Rs 62.64 per dollar.last_img read more


Fresh areas flooded in Sirajganj

first_imgThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened. Photo: Prothom AloThe flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened following a rise in the Jamuna water level on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.“The Jamuna River was flowing 146 centimetres above the danger level at Sirajganj point at 6:00am,” said executive engineer of Water Development Board (WDB) in Sirajganj Syed Hasan Imam.Fresh areas were inundated as water level of the Jamuna River had risen by 19 centimetres in the last 24 hours, he added.Low-lying areas of Sadar, Kajipur, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Shahjadpur upazilas remained submerged by Jamuna water since Tuesday.last_img read more


Bustruck collision kills 2 in Gopalganj

first_imgA woman and a bus driver were killed and at least 10 people injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Gopalganj’s Sadar upazila early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased were Mala Begum, 35, wife of Sobhan, a resident of Morelganj upazila in Bagerhat and the bus driver Sheikh Shahon, 48, son of Sheikh Kabir, a resident of Bogail village in Bhanga upazila of Faridpur district.The accident took place around 1:30am when the Khulna-bound ‘Banaful Paribahan’ bus collided with the electric wire-laden truck, leaving the duo dead on the spot and ten other bus passengers injured, said police sub-inspector Shawkat Hossain.The injured were admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital.last_img read more


Iraq forces launch operation to retake west Mosul

first_imgFighters of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries sit in a heavily-armed vehicle near defensive positions near the frontline village of Ayn al-Hisan, on the outskirts of Tal Afar west of Mosul. Photo: AFPIraqi forces launched an offensive on jihadists defending Mosul’s west bank Sunday, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the city.“Our forces are beginning the liberation of the citizens from the terror of Daesh,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a short televised speech, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.“We announce the start of a new phase in the operation. We are coming, Nineveh, to liberate the western side of Mosul,” he said, referring to the province of which Mosul is the capital.Federal police and interior ministry forces were expected to start the new phase in the offensive by moving on Mosul airport, which is on the southern edge of the city, west of the Tigris River.The jihadists have put up stiff resistance to defend Mosul, their last major stronghold in Iraq and the place where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a “caliphate” in 2014.After shaping operations around Mosul, it took Iraq’s most seasoned forces-the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) — more than two months to clear the eastern side of Mosul.After a pause in the operation launched on October 17, federal forces now face what was always billed as the toughest nut to crack: Mosul’s west bank, home to the narrow streets of the Old City.“West Mosul had the potential certainly of being more difficult, with house-to-house fighting on a larger and more bloody scale,” said Patrick Skinner, from the Soufan Group intelligence consultancy.The streets around the historical centre, which includes the mosque in which Baghdadi made his only public appearance in June 2014, will be impassable for many military vehicles and force government fighters to take on IS in perilous dismounted warfare.Prior to the offensive that saw IS seize Mosul and much of Iraq’s Sunni Arab heartland nearly three years ago, the east bank was more ethnically diverse than the west, where analysts believe the jihadists could enjoy more support.Tougher resistance“IS resistance could be greater in this area and it will be harder, but all the more important, to completely clear the networks from Mosul after its recapture,” said Emily Anagnostos, Iraq analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.While the federal forces’ attrition is said to be high, IS’s had been undoubtedly higher and commanders have said the jihadists may no longer have the resources to defend east Mosul effectively.Recent incidents in liberated east point to the difficulty of ensuring remnants of IS have not blended in with the civilian population in a huge city which most residents did not flee ahead of the government offensive.Aid organisations had feared an exodus of unprecedented proportions before the start of the Mosul operation but half a million-a significant majority-of residents stayed home.Their continued presence prevented both sides from resorting to deadlier weaponry, which may have slowed down the battle but averted a potentially much more serious humanitarian emergency in the middle of winter as well as more extensive material damage to the city.“Mosul is going better than we expected, but there are serious dangers ahead,” Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, told AFP.Residents of west Mosul have reported very difficult living conditions and warned that they were already low on food, with weeks of fighting expected to lie ahead.IS fighters and Mosul residents remained able to move across both sides of the city during much of the fighting in the east but all bridges across the Tigris have now been dropped and the jihadists in the west are all but besieged.IS has used civilians as human shields as part of its defence tactics and killed residents attempting to flee, making it both difficult and dangerous for the population to escape.While specialised units may attempt to throw pontoon bridges across the river to attack from the east, the main initial assault of the upcoming phase in the Mosul is expected to come from the south on the city’s airport.Army, police, interior ministry and special forces have been gearing up for the push on Mosul’s southern front, with a large concentration of fighters based out of Hammam al-Alil.last_img read more


Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries Annual Convention

first_imgThe Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries is scheduled to host its Annual Convention on from July 12 to July 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW. The primary purpose of each annual convention is for pastors, ministers and congregations of like precious faith to come together to rally around God’s Word. Convention delegates receive the teaching ministries of the Fellowship’s founders, Apostle Fred and Betty Price, President Michael A. Freeman and other noted ministers of the Gospel. For more information, visit ficwfm.org/conventionlast_img read more


Nearest supernova in 27 years explodes in M82 galaxy

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Key link found in Cosmic Distance Ladder Explore further Citation: Nearest supernova in 27 years explodes in M82 galaxy (2014, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-01-nearest-supernova-years-m82-galaxy.html (Phys.org) —A supernova has been spotted in the constellation Ursa Major (between the Big and Little Dipper in the night sky) in the M82 galaxy (affectionately known as the cigar galaxy) by a team of students at University College London. The discovery was posted on the Central Bureau’s Transient Object Confirmation Page which led to follow-up observations by other teams around the world. It’s real, and not only is it bright enough for amateur astronomer’s to view, but it’s the closet known supernova explosion since 1987. Initial study has revealed the supernova to be classified as 1a, the type described by astronomers as “standard candles” because their brightness is uniform enough to allow for using them to measure distances across the universe. Sometimes they start out as a white dwarf, pulling in material from around them until they reach a critical mass and explode. Other times they are the result of two such stars (binaries) colliding.What’s perhaps most exciting about this newest observation is that it’s so close (just 11.4 million light years from us) that it’s likely that images of the star that exploded have been previously recorded by different telescopes around the globe which means scientists might be able to watch the process that led to the supernova occurring, something that has never been seen before. If that turns out to be the case, other space researchers note, the stage could be set for allowing for reducing uncertainties in measuring dark energy—standard candle observations are the means by which such theories first came to exist after all. Also, while the explosion has undoubtedly unleashed a torrent of neutrinos, its unlikely monitors here on Earth will notice much of an uptic in activity due to distance and them getting lost in other sources.Because of the timing of the discovery, it appears that there is more to come—it’s going to get brighter over the next few days before growing dimmer and dimmer, eventually fading to black. That means that anyone wishing to observe a supernova as its happening can do so—likely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Binoculars should be enough, though a telescope would be much better. Universe Today has published a map to help those looking find it. © 2014 Phys.org More information: www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=5786remanzacco.blogspot.nl/2014/01 … upernova-in-m82.html Credit: UCL/University of London Observatory/Steve Fossey/Ben Cooke/Guy Pollack/Matthew Wilde/Thomas Wrightlast_img read more


Youth threatens to jump from Howrah bridge rescued by police

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata police on Friday foiled a suicide threat by a Dibrugarh-based youth, who climbed the fencing of the Howrah Bridge and attempted to jump into the Hooghly river, after a three-hour long effort. The 30-year-old youth, identified as Hemant Gohain, a mechanical engineer, climbed the fencing a little before 5 pm, and shouted that unless his demands were met, he would jump into the river, Officer-in-Charge of the North Port Police Station Partha Mukherjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life In broken Bengali, he was demanding that arrangements be made for his meeting with several ministers, and some specific food items. Suspecting him as mentally deranged, the police kept ready the river traffic police as well as a disaster management team, while tried to convince him to return on the safe side of the bridge. Traffic was also diverted temporarily, the police officer said. Finally the youth was rescued around 8 pm, after three hours attempt. Police took him to a city hospital for check up.last_img read more


Regulators Are Investigating Exploding Hoverboards

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that it’s launching a large-scale enquiry into the safety of self-balancing skateboards. The devices’ propensity to spontaneously combust, notorious enough for even Saturday Night Live to have produced a sketch parodying it, is something of a safety risk. The bureau has designated the problem a “priority investigation” and has allocated plenty of time and resources to find the “root cause of the fires.” Although we’re not sure they need to, since we all know the problem is their shitty, knock-off lithium ion batteries made by dodgy factories in China.The CPSC has also posted a list of companies that are currently under scrutiny, including Swagway, UWheels and Hover-way. In an accompanying statement from agency chairman Elliot F. Kate, users are warned not to trust a UL-mark that could be on the packaging — saying that they could have been faked. In addition, Kaye feels that the devices may not be capable of adequately supporting most people’s weight, so the next time your grandpa falls off of one, it might not be because he’s got no swag. In addition, the official urges anyone who can to take advantage of Amazon’s refund program to do so and get these things out of their homes.If, however, you’re one of those awful Vine kids who believes that terrible things happen to other people, the CPSC also offers guidance if you wanna keep yours. For instance, users are advised to charge them in an “open area” away from combustible materials and keep a fire extinguisher nearby at all times. Riders should also keep away from the highway and wear skateboard-appropriate safety gear (helmet, knee pads, wrist guards) at all times.Here’s the list of companies being investigated (and considered potentially unsafe) by the CPSC:Smart Balance Wheel/One Stop Electronic Inc.Smart Balance Wheel Scooter/Glide BoardsHover-way Hands-Free Electric/Digital Gadgets LLCSwagway Hands-Free Smart Board/Swagway LLCSmart Balance Board/I Lean HoverboardsE-Rover-Mini Smart Balance Scooter/LeCam TechnologySmart Balance Wheels/KateeskittyHoverboard360.comiMOTO/Keenford LimitedYOOLIKEDSmart Balance Wheel/Luxiyan andUwheelsE-Rover Smart Balance Wheel Register Now » January 21, 2016 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story originally appeared on Engadgetlast_img read more


With the rise in voice controlled systems voice b

first_imgWith the rise in voice controlled systems, voice biometric authentication is a logical method for securing access to these systems. Since the controller may be coupled to a plethora of other home automation it is vital to ensure access is strictly protected. At the same time, the increase in voice authentication for financial institutions and automotive control presents two other critical needs for secure access.Given all of these possible threats, it is vital to ensure that voice access is strictly protected. The uniqueness of voice prints makes biometric authentication a good choice, but it is important to understand that vulnerabilities may still exist and to implement hardened security measures that can protect all device access.Download this free whitepaper to find out more.last_img read more