US Canadian fighter planes scramble to escort Russian jets

first_imgPETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military authorities say U.S. Air Force and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers that were travelling near the North American coastline.The North American Aerospace Defence Command says two F-22 and two CF-18 fighter jets identified two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers that were entering an area patrolled by the Royal Canadian Air Force on Friday morning.There were no reports of conflict between the Russian and the U.S. and Canadian jets.NORAD says it uses radar, satellites and fighter aircraft to patrol the skies and monitor aircraft entering U.S. or Canadian airspace.“NORAD’s top priority is defending Canada and the United States. Our ability to protect our nations starts with successfully detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft of interest approaching U.S. and Canadian airspace,” General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the NORAD commander, said in a statement.The Associated Presslast_img read more

BAHAMAS Digital system being explored for the courts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 15, 2018 – Nassau –  A digital recording system is being investigated for use in the Courts.   In his address at the ceremonies to officially open the Legal Year, Thursday, January 11, 2018, Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs said the new system would bring some “relief” to Magistrates.“This has a lot of potential especially when it is considered that Magistrate’s Courts, in particular, can only engage stenographers on request.  That means that the recording of the evidence, submissions, exchanges between bench and bar are recorded by hand,” said Acting Chief Justice Isaacs.He explained that the stenographers in the Magistrate’s Court were removed years ago on the expectation that voice recording systems would be purchased and installed.“When the stenographers were removed, the work of the Magistrates was adversely affected.  The hand-written record is far slower to produce than a stenographic record.   This not only adversely affected the Magistrates but it slowed down the pace of trials and appeals being disposed of.”Acting Chief Justice Isaacs remarked that the exploration which is being conducted with the assistance of the United States Embassy is “anxiously” awaited. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Release: BISlast_img read more

Become a Mobile MoneyMaking Machine

first_img As far as tech gadgets are concerned, it seems like iPhones and BlackBerry’s have all the popularity. But in the world of small-business owners (and consumers), netbook computers, with prices below $500, are increasingly popular.They’re small, affordable and functional–once you get used to the small screens and keyboards. As your company is looking into what technology to invest in, consider issuing a netbook with wireless broadband to every employee who travels.For the last two weeks, I’ve been using hosted applications exclusively, and in some ways, the experience is better than using software. One thing’s for sure: There’s a lot less to backup.The benefit of using a netbook with hosted applications is that the netbook becomes an almost disposal appliance, like a cell phone. If it’s lost or stolen, there’s no worry about data being compromised. As long as the user has access to the internet, they can access all the applications they need online.In some scenarios, using traditional software is a must. For example, try editing or viewing more than a handful of photographs online. It’s too slow.We live in a world still dominated by Microsoft Office applications. So, depending on your employees’ day-to-day work, they might have to use Word, PowerPoint or Excel and save the file to a local hard disk. But having it automatically backed up to a server or using a system such as eGnytewill ensure that everything saved to the local drive is instantly available online and easily shared with their colleagues.It’s very important that you ensure your company can also harness the world of wireless mobility and hosted applications. Your traditional server can provide remote file access or, using services such as Box.net, HyperOffice, WebExand other solutions, you can pay a low monthly fee and have file sharing features, collaboration and so much more. 2 min read Listen Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. April 16, 2009last_img read more

Fastly open sources Lucet a native WebAssembly compiler and runtime

first_imgYesterday, Fastly, a US-based cloud computing service provider, open-sourced its native WebAssembly compiler and runtime, Lucet. Lucet is built on top of Cranelift, Mozilla’s low-level retargetable code generator. It already powers Fastly’s Terrarium project, their experimental platform for edge computation using WebAssembly, and now it is coming to their edge cloud platform as well. How does Lucet work? Lucet delegates the responsibility of executing WebAssembly programs into two components: compiler and runtime. The compiler compiles WebAssembly modules to native code and the runtime manages resources and traps runtime faults. As it uses ahead-of-time compilation strategy, it simplifies the design and overhead of the runtime compared to just-in-time (JIT) compilation that browser engines use. What are its advantages? Faster and safer execution of WebAssembly programs WebAssembly allows web browsers to safely execute programs with near-native performance. It is supported by some of the most commonly used browsers including Google, Mozilla, and Safari. With Lucet, Fastly aims to take WebAssembly “beyond the browser” by providing users a platform for faster and safer execution of programs on Fastly’s edge cloud. More languages to choose from Since WebAssembly is supported by an impressive list of programming languages including Rust, TypeScript, C, and C++, Lucet users will be able to work with the language they prefer. They do not have to be restricted to Fastly’s Varnish Configuration Language (VCL). Simultaneous execution of programs The Lucet compiler and runtime ensure that each WebAssembly program is allocated its own resources. This enables Fastly’s edge cloud to simultaneously execute a large number of WebAssembly programs without compromising on security. Supports WebAssembly System Interface (WASI) Lucet supports WASI, an API that provides access to various operating-system-like features. These include files and filesystems, Berkeley sockets, clocks, and random numbers. At the moment, Lucet supports running WebAssembly programs written in C, Rust, and AssemblyScript and its runtime only support x86-64 based Linux systems. To read the official announcement, visit Fastly’s official website. Read Next Introducing CT-Wasm, a type-driven extension to WebAssembly for secure, in-browser cryptography Creating and loading a WebAssembly module with Emscripten’s glue code [Tutorial] The elements of WebAssembly – Wat and Wasm, explained [Tutorial]last_img read more

New pricing for Air Transats Option Plus seat selection

first_imgStandard seat$79.50 Seat with more legroom$139.50 Posted by Travelweek Group Standard seat$54.50 Seat with more legroom$25 MONTREAL — Effective today Air Transat is introducing revised rates for seat selection for certain seat types. Option Plus prices are also changing for certain routes and seat types.With Option Plus, Economy Class passengers get one additional piece of checked baggage of 23 kg for flights to/from Europe, the South and the U.S. (or one additional piece of checked baggage of 30 kg for flights to/from Israel), standard seat selection, check-in at an exclusive counter, priority boarding, priority queue at security checkpoints (at Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver airports), priority baggage handling, a Comfort Kit and a set of natural wood earbuds, an alcoholic beverage, a selection of meals from the Bistro menu on flights to/from the South and the U.S.; a selection of treats on flights to/from Europe and Israel, and seat selection.Here’s Transat’s updated price grid according to the destinations: SEAT SELECTION  Seat with more legroom$90 << Previous PostNext Post >> Standard seat$30 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Standard seat$10 Two-by-two seat$94.50 Domestic Full price (one way) Europe and IsraelFull price (one way) Two-by-two seat$40 South and the United StatesFull price (one way) Standard seat$25 OPTION PLUS Seat with more legroom$79.50 Seat with more legroom$50 South and the United StatesFull price (one way) Share Europe and IsraelFull price (one way) Two-by-two seat$45 Two-by-two seat$69.50 Two-by-two seat$10 New pricing for Air Transat’s Option Plus, seat selection Tags: Air Transatlast_img read more