Freewrite Traveler writing device keeps you focused with no access to a browser or e-mail » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – In this digital age, focusing on your work can be challenging. Fortunately, the Freewrite Traveler distraction-free writing device doesn’t allow access to a browser or e-mail, and it won’t bombard you with notifications, so you can remain focused on writing. It comes equipped with Cloud apps, including Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive to safely store your work using the built-in Wi-Fi. It also has an internal flash storage that holds 1,000,000 pages of drafts to save your creations. Furthermore, this distraction-free writing device offers a four-week battery life when used 30 minutes per day. It’s also portable—weighing only 1.6 lbs—so you can take it everywhere with you. Although it has a travel-size design, it offers a full-size keyboard for an authentic typing feel. Overall, this featherlight writing gadget helps to keep you focused without internet distractions.last_img read more

Among Us Has Rolled Out an Update to Let Players Vote Anonymously, Friendlists and Bigger Servers Coming Soon

first_imgWhile the popular game has a few language translations available currently, the developers also revealed that they were planning on getting professional translations into multiple languages.Will Xbox Series S, PS5 Digital Edition fail in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Among Us developers InnerSloth have released a patch for the game that adds options for anonymous voting, among other things. The new features are available in an update that has rolled out for Android, iOS, and PCs via Steam. Other features introduced in the update include added task bar modes, new symbols for the fix wires task, and cosmetics to meeting screen. The update also fixes various bugs. InnerSloth co-founder also revealed on Twitter that the game will soon support 12-15 players per server.Along with the updates, InnerSloth also announced a ‘small roadmap’ for the game. Among Us is expected to get accounts by December, which will let players report accounts that are hacking the game or are toxic. Players will also be able to create friendlists.- Advertisement – Players will be able to vote anonymously in the update for the game, where all votes will appear as grey. The new task bar modes include a meeting mode, which only updates the bar during meetings, an invisible mode which removes the task bar entirely, and the always mode which works as it currently does. The Among US update also contains a first pass on colourblind support.InnerSloth co-founder Marcus also confirmed on Twitter that Among Us will soon support 12-15 players per server.A new map for Among Us is currently under development, which will contain new tasks, and will be bigger than the current Polus Map. The new map will be free for all players, and is “Henry Stickmin themed,” which is an older series of games by the same creators.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Tommy Tuberville projected to defeat Doug Jones

first_imgTommy Tuberville, Republican U.S. Senate nominee and former Auburn University football coach, middle, appears on the stage with his family members during an election night event in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Tuberville defeated Jeff Sessions in his bid to return to the U.S. Senate, a contest that had turned into a grudge match between President Donald Trump and his former attorney general. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images – Advertisement – Before Jones was elected in 2017, the last Democrat elected to an Alabama U.S. Senate seat was Howell Heflin, who retired in 1997 after three terms in office. Richard Shelby, the state’s current senior senator, was elected as a Democrat in 1986 but switched to the GOP in 1994.The Republican Jeff Sessions previously held Jones’ seat, but resigned it to become Trump’s first attorney general.After getting fired by Trump in late 2018, Sessions tried to regain his Senate seat, but was bested in a run-off primary this summer by Tuberville, who had the support of Trump.Jone massively outraised and outspent Tuberville during the campaign, by margins of more than 3-to-1.According to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, as of a week before Election Day, Jones’ campaign had raised $26.4 million, compared to just $7.4 million. And Jones’ campaign had spent $24.5 million versus the $5.9 million spent by Tuberville. – Advertisement –center_img Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Republican, is projected to defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in a special election for a Senate seat from Alabama, according to NBC News.Jones’ seat long had been considered at risk of being flipped by the GOP because the Democrat just barely beat scandal-damaged Republican Roy Moore in the 2017 special election.Out of 12 Senate seats held by incumbent Democrats that were at stake in Tuesday’s election, only Jones’ was expected to be lost to a Republican.- Advertisement – Alabama is a heavily red state. Jones, a former federal prosecutor, faced a daunting challenge in trying to turn out enough Black voters, and to peel off enough Republicans to best Tuberville.Tuberville, who was extremely well known in Alabama after having coached Auburn University’s football team for years, ran a low-key campaign and refused to debate Jones.Tuberville during the campaign closely aligned himself with Trump, who is very popular in Alabama.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Biggest ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Feuds

first_imgCarrie Ann Inaba vs. Bachelor Nation! Amber Rose vs. Julianne Hough! And Maksim Chmerkovskiy vs. … everybody! The Dancing With the Stars ballroom is no stranger to a feud.The cast and judges of the ABC competition have gotten heated over the years. Chmerkovskiy, for his part, has found himself at odds with several of his celebrity partners, including Kirstie Alley (season 12), Hope Solo (season 13) and Vanessa Lachey (season 25). The professional dancer also got into it with the judges panel in 2011 after Len Goodman called his and Solo’s rumba their “worst dance of the season.”- Advertisement – After Chmerkovskiy argued with Goodman’s critique, the Brit pointed out that he’s “been in this business for 50 years.”The dancer quipped back, “Then maybe it’s time to go!”Chmerkovskiy added backstage, “With all due respect, this is my show. I helped make it what it is.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the time, Chmerkovskiy insisted that he respects Goodman’s opinion, but didn’t apologize for his “my show” remark.“I’ve danced for 27 years, and I’ve won more titles than Len ever even participated in,” he said. “I feel like it’s my show, and together, with other pros, I dedicated six years of my life to this show … I’ve helped make it what it is, but I’ve never taken it away from anybody else who participated. I didn’t mean it in a selfish way. I love it. It’s what I love doing. Our fans are phenomenal.”- Advertisement – Goodman, for his part, spoke to Access Hollywood at the time.“How often, in the heat of the moment, we say things where we think why did I say that? I think Maks is going through one of those periods right now,” he said. “What they have to understand is: They’re on trial. We’re the judges. You can’t be the judge at your own trial.”Chmerkovskiy, who joined DWTS during season 2 in 2006, took a two-season break after season 15. When he returned for season 18 with partner Meryl Davis, he made headlines for calling Goodman the “important” one.“I’ll never be [the judges’] favorite. And that’s OK. The viewers decide who gets to go and who doesn’t,” he told Today at the time. “I hope [the judges] know I’m joking. I hope the viewers know, too. Nothing that exits my mouth — unless I’m in rehearsal — is serious. This banter [with the judges] will never go away.”Chmerkovskiy took another break from the show after winning with Davis, but returned in 2016 for three more seasons. He declared he was done with the series again in 2018, but not before making headlines for his drama with Lachey.Scroll through to revisit the biggest feuds over the years:last_img read more

Nigel Pearson: My battle against Covid-19, leaving Watford and desire to return to the game | Football News

first_imgAssistant Manager Craig Shakespeare (left) has also left Watford alongside Nigel PearsonImage:Pearson and assistant manager Craig Shakespeare (left) led an impressive turnaround at Watford Perhaps the hardest of all to cope with, has been his battle with coronavirus.He’s kept his illness secret until now, but it’s clear the virus was affecting him more and more as he battled to keep Watford in the Premier League in the summer. More importantly, it also threatened his life.“I had some heart issues, and then joint issues… it was a difficult time,” Pearson explains, his voice trailing off.- Advertisement – When asked directly how serious his health condition was, and how long he had spent in hospital, Pearson changed the subject quickly, and said: “I had plenty of tests.”But in truth by then, even though his heart irregularities had improved, his joint pain was debilitating. He often couldn’t move, had to be helped out of chairs by his wife, struggled to walk, and was sleeping all night and for much of the day.“It’s amazing what medication can do,” he says. “That was just one part of it, so dealing with the after-effects has been a bit of a journey back, but I’m making good progress.”Pearson says he is not sure whether his illness played a part in Watford’s decision to sack him with two games of the season to go, with the team three points clear of the bottom three.“I don’t know what the reason is, I was never given a reason. I presume it was just the owner’s decision to change,” he says.“I was furious at the time, obviously. I’d shown a lot of commitment – even when I lost my mum, I didn’t break stride at work.”He says it rankles all the more because of how he, and assistant Craig Shakespeare, improved the team and their survival chances. Watford were bottom of the Premier League, having won eight points from 15 games when he took over in December.“I think anyone would have taken going into the final game of the season with a fighting chance,” he says. “I was annoyed at the time. I’m not now, I don’t think about it much.” Nigel Pearson West Ham WatfordImage:Pearson was sacked by Watford with two matches of the 2019/20 Premier League season remaining “Through August and September, I was particularly unwell for sure. But the medication I’m on now is certainly helping a lot, and there’ll be a lot of people out there experiencing the same.”He’s still taking a range of medication, eight months after first catching the disease.Pearson says he was in the middle of a cluster of cases at Watford when the UK first went into lockdown. He caught the virus along with a number of other players and staff at the football club in the spring – long before the Premier League had been able to introduce its widespread testing procedures. “When I contracted Covid back in March, I wasn’t particularly unwell, didn’t have a lot of symptoms,” he says. “I didn’t feel quite right, but otherwise I felt fine. It’s something that has developed at a later date.”In fact, Pearson’s health was deteriorating just as football was returning for the restart and as he began the final nine games of the season, when Watford were outside the Premier League relegation places on goal difference.The Watford players noticed the difference – their usual ebullient, enthusiastic ‘Gaffer’, whose energy and motivational skills were key to the way he worked – looked exhausted and flat. He spent more time away from the training ground, though he battled on.“It wasn’t easy for sure, but I dealt with it because I had to,” he says. “The other choice was to walk away from the situation. I felt when I was in work, I was still contributing.“I missed a couple of press conferences, but there would be a number of people who didn’t know what was going on, because when I was in work I was trying to make sure I was going full tilt. When I got home it was a different matter.” Nigel Pearson and Adrian MariappaImage:Pearson tried his best to conceal his struggle with Covid-19 to those outside of the football club Pearson is determined he’ll manage at the top level again.“At some point in the future I’ll be fine. For the time being, I’m making a good recovery. Priorities at the moment are to ensure I’m ok. And I am,” he says.“When you experience something like that it puts things in perspective somewhat. I’ll be fine to be in the technical area again in the future I’m sure.”So does he think Watford would have stayed in the Premier League, if he hadn’t been sacked with two games to go?“We’d have backed ourselves for sure. But that’s an irrelevant question now,” he says.After all Pearson has been through in 2020 – and is still going through – he doesn’t have much time for hypotheticals and “what ifs”.Watford FC declined to comment when contacted by Sky Sports News with regards to Nigel Pearson’s departure from the club. – Advertisement – Throughout his football career, as player and manager, Nigel Pearson has exuded a strength of character that has often impressed, and at times infuriated. Opponents, chairmen and journalists alike will pay testimony to that.But this strong man admits that 2020 has tested his mental and physical resolve like never before. From the unexpected death of his mother in January, to his sacking by Watford with two games of the season to go in July, he acknowledges how tough it has been.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Salmonella cases spur FDA warnings on juice, ice cream

first_img Jul 8 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108457.htm The FDA warned consumers on Jul 8 not to drink unpasteurized orange juice marketed under various names by Orchid Island Juice Co. of Fort Pierce, Fla. Fifteen cases of infection with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium were directly linked with consumption of Orchid Island juice in Michigan, Ohio, and Massachusetts from mid-May to mid-June, the agency said. Salmonella organisms are the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s FoodNet program reported 14.7 cases of Salmonella infection per 100,000 people in 2004. Of the five most common strains of Salmonella, S Typhimurium was the only one with a significant drop in the number of cases in 2004, the CDC reported in April. See also: At least 16 other states reported S Typhimurium cases that matched the outbreak strain, the FDA said. Investigators were working to determine if these cases were related to Orchid Island products or not. Jul 1 FDA news releasehttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108454.htm The unpasteurized juice comes in various containers sold to retail stores and restaurants under labels that include Nino Salvaggio’s, Westborn Market, and Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, the FDA said. The company bottles products under other names that had not yet been provided to the FDA. “These products do not bear a warning label that the juice is unpasteurized,” the FDA statement said. “Such warning labels do appear on many unpasteurized juice products, so consumers should not assume these products are safe to consume simply because they do not bear the ‘unpasteurized’ warning label.” On Jul 1 the FDA warned the public that products containing “cake batter” ice cream sold at Cold Stone Creamery stores nationwide might be associated with an outbreak of S Typhimurium cases in four states. Fourteen people in Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, and Ohio had fallen ill in the outbreak, and many of them had eaten “cake batter” ice cream at a Cold Stone Creamery shortly before they got sick. However, Dr. Robert Brackett of the FDA added that “the vast majority of orange juice sold in stores is pasteurized and safe to drink.” Jul 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two nationwide alerts this month over orange juice and ice cream that may be contaminated with Salmonella. After being informed of the potential contamination, Cold Stone Creamery agreed to remove all “cake batter” ice cream products from its stores, the FDA said. The agency said consumers who might have purchased these products should not eat them. Apr 15, 2005, CIDRAP News story “CDC cites declines in major foodborne infections”last_img read more

GAO says tighter security needed at two BSL-4 labs

first_img Though the CDC’s Select Agent regulations don’t specify the perimeter controls needed for BSL-4 labs, the school said it has added numerous additional security controls since the GAO’s assessment and that it is aggressively addressing the remaining issues. HHS asked the GAO to address if the 15 security controls it used were research-based. The GAO responded that it has used the security survey in the past and that though the list doesn’t represent the only measures that provide perimeter security, it does reflect “common-sense security measures.” In a response that accompanies the GAO report, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wrote that security measures at the labs have been based on risk assessments for each facility and are structured more as performance objectives than as compliance rules. Oct 18 Georgia State University statement on GAO findings Oct 16 GAO report on BSL 4 lab perimeter safety The GAO released its findings on Oct 16 in a 20-page report posted on its Web site. The agency prepared the report at the request of House of Representatives committees that have been probing safety problems at the nation’s biodefense labs. Three labs had nearly all of the security controls in place, but one had only four and another had three the controls. Investigators noted that the three labs with the tightest security were subject to additional federal security measures required by other agencies that own or control the labs. “Even though the GAO report addresses perimeter security, GSU has had multiple layers of interior security actively implemented since the inception of the laboratory,” the school said in its statement. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., said in an Oct 16 press release from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that the GAO report confirms that legislators have reason to be concerned about the security of the labs that handle some of the world’s most lethal pathogens. GAO investigators conducted site visits at the labs using a survey that focused on 15 perimeter controls that they said represent a baseline for security at BSL-4 labs. Examples of the controls included barriers to prevent vehicles from approaching the lab, closed-circuit television monitoring, and armed guards at entrances. See also: Meanwhile, Kenneth Trevett, president of the lab in San Antonio, said the facility has already launched an initiative to study perimeter security, according to the AP report. “We’re waiting for additional input, but we’re not waiting too long. The GAO would like us to do some fairly significant things,” he said. “They would like us to do it sooner rather than later.” “I urge the CDC to quickly identify all security shortcomings at these facilities and determine how to best rectify the problems,” said Dingell, who chairs the House committee. “Six more of these high-containment labs are currently under construction. Once again, I urge the President to suspend the design and construction of these labs until we solve the security problems at the labs we already have.” The GAO did not name the labs because of security concerns. However, the Associated Press (AP) in an Oct 16 report said the two labs that scored low on the GAO’s security assessment are at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, a private facility in San Antonio, Tex., and at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. HHS said the CDC, along with the US Department of Agriculture, will consult with security experts and the research community to determine what perimeter enhancements are needed at the BSL-4 labs. “The CDC is committed to enhancing security at our nation’s BSL-4 laboratories based on risk and sound science, while balancing security enhancements against any impact on the important research being conducted by these laboratories,” HHS wrote in its response. In the report, the GAO recommended that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implement specific perimeter security controls for all of the country’s BSL-4 labs. Currently, the CDC’s Select Agent regulations don’t specify the perimeter controls that should be in place at the labs, which has resulted in varying security levels among the BSL-4 labs, the report said. Oct 22, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Two of the nation’s five biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) labs lack outer-ring security controls to protect against a terrorist attack or theft of some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens, such as the Ebola and smallpox viruses, according to a new report from the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO). Oct 4, 2007, CIDRAP News story “House committee airs safety concerns about biodefense labs” Researchers at the BSL-4 lab at Georgia State University are investigating B virus, a benign herpesvirus in macaque monkeys that can cause an occupationally acquired human disease that can be fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment, according to an Oct 18 statement from the school.last_img read more

58 foreign journalists specializing in tourism are coming to Split-Dalmatia County

first_imgFifty-eight foreigners are coming to Split-Dalmatia County for the first time as part of study trips organized by the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and in cooperation with the Split, Hvar, Brač, Vis, Solin, Klis, Trogir, Trilj, Sinj and Omiš tourist boards. journalists specializing in tourism, who come from countries where the Croatian National Tourist Board has offices.”Although the CNTB invites foreign journalists on study trips to Croatia, I wanted to do something different and invite influential foreign journalists to get acquainted with all the tourist values ​​of our county. This is the first year that we are doing this type of travel where we invite journalists to stay and tour exclusively our county and cover all costs. Journalists will be constantly accompanied by our best guides and have the opportunity to experience Central Dalmatia”, Said Joško Stella, director of the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County.Through three programs as part of the study stay, journalists will get acquainted with the natural, cultural and gastronomic possibilities of the county, and special emphasis will be placed on selective forms of tourism, cycling, gastronomic offer and active vacation.”Travel agents and journalists come to a kind of “inspection” of our region to convey their impressions and recommendations in their media around the world. They are the first heralds of the season to create an image of us as hosts that can significantly affect the course of the main part of the business year. ”Concludes Stella and adds that during the online campaign of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board they are harmonized with the habits and needs of individual markets and target groups of guests in order to create better conditions for a quality and long business year to the satisfaction of guests and hosts.Welcome desk of the County Tourist Board at Split AirportIn cooperation with the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County, Split Airport, the City of Kaštela and the Kaštela Tourist Board, these will also be in the function of the info desk of the County Tourist Board at the Airport.Almost three million passengers who will pass through Split Airport in Kaštela this year, will be able to get acquainted with the tourist offer of Central Dalmatia immediately upon arrival. Guests arriving at Split Airport will be able to get the schedule of ferries, trains, buses, work of duty services, but also many other useful information at the info desk which is open every day from the beginning of May to the end of October from 8 am to 21 pm .Related news:JOŠKO STELLA, SDZ Tourist Board: ONLY SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CAN ENSURE LONG-TERM COMPETITIVENESS OF TOURISMMARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL OPENS HOTEL IN SPLITlast_img read more

Plitvice Lakes National Park will provide scholarships to students in deficient occupations

first_imgAn agreement on cooperation and scholarships for students in deficient occupations was solemnly signed at the Hotel Jezero in Plitvice Lakes.The agreement was signed by Tomislav Kovačević, director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Šimo Pavlović, director of the Plitvice Lakes High School in Korenica. The director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Tomislav Kovačević, said in his welcome address that cooperation with Plitvice Lakes High School is connecting education with the economy through student scholarships, internships and employment opportunities, which makes working in tourism sustainable in the long run. “Scholarships for students who are educated in deficit occupations (chef, waiter, pastry chef and hotel and tourism technician) will result in the selection of the best candidates who will continue to work and improve in the Plitvice Lakes National Park after graduation. ” Kovacevic pointed out.The director of Plitvice Lakes High School Šimo Pavlović expressed satisfaction with the signed agreement, emphasizing that Plitvice Lakes High School is a school with a long tradition and quality educational programs in tourism and hospitality and that the Plitvice Lakes National Park will have a quality partner.The signing ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy Tomislav Ćorić, who praised the initiative of the director of the National Park “Plitvice Lakes” and pointed out that it represents a further step forward in the business of this public institution. “The cooperation of the Plitvice Lakes National Park with the Catering and Tourism School from Korenica is a good example of how a public institution takes care of future staff, so I appeal to the representatives of other institutions, to whom this is applicable, to try to ensure the availability of future staff.” Minister Ćorić pointed out.last_img read more