Elder concerned about harassment allegations at Edmonton prison

first_imgTamara Pimemtel APTN NewsTwo correctional officers and two managers were fired recently at the maximum security prison in Edmonton.There were allegations of harassment, intimidation, bullying and there may be possible criminal offences.Keith Chief Moon worked in correctional facilities across Alberta for over 30 years.He’s an elder and brings in cultural practices.He is concerned, but not surprised, about the allegations.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

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Woman reported missing in Fort St John

first_imgBrown is described as First Nations, standing 5’4″ tall, with a slim build, and medium-length brown hair.Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at (250) 787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS). UPDATE – As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sadie Brown has been located.  The RCMP would like to thank the public for their help.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help in the search for a woman who was reported missing last Friday.54-year-old Sadie Brown was last seen at her home in Fort St. John early Friday morning before her roommate left for work. She requires a walker to get around, and is said to suffer from memory loss stemming from a previous medical incident.last_img

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Canopy Growth to develop up to 3M sq ft of growing capacity

VANCOUVER — Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) says it will develop up to three million square feet of greenhouse growing capacity in British Columbia, more than doubling Canada’s biggest licensed marijuana producer’s production footprint.The company said in a statement that it has entered into a definitive joint venture agreement with a large-scale greenhouse operator where it will be a majority shareholder of BC Tweed Joint Venture Inc., a new company.Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton says the greenhouses currently grow peppers and the company will spend tens of millions of dollars to transform them to grow cannabis, the majority of which will be sold domestically.The company will spend $20 million to develop 1.3 million square feet and hopes to have product available as soon as July 1 next year when recreational marijuana sales are set to be legalized.The company will lease the facility from the partner’s affiliate and will have the option to acquire it. The undisclosed partner will receive Canopy shares as consideration.The deal expands Canopy Growth’s greenhouse production footprint to about 2.3 million square feet.BC Tweed will also have the exclusive option to develop another 1.7 million square feet of existing greenhouse infrastructure.Canopy started off growing indoors at a converted chocolate factory in Smiths Falls, Ont. but it has joined many others in adding greenhouse spaces, which facilitate lower cost production. It also has about 900,000 square feet of indoor production capacity.The expansion comes as reports suggest a looming medical and recreational marijuana shortage following legalization. Licensed producers are scrambling to add production space as the country ramps up to supply a legal recreational market.Linton said the growth comes amidst substantial demand and the company’s promises that it will fulfil any orders from any medical marijuana patients with Tweed or other Canopy Growth brands before recreational use orders.The supply agreement covers two years, including four million grams of cannabis and derivative products in the first year, according to a company statement. read more

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Gatwick airport drone chaos Man 47 and woman 54 arrested in Crawley

It can also jam communications between the drone and its operator, enabling authorities to take control of and land the drone.The crisis has developed into a political row, with the Government being accused of failing to approve cutting-edge technology.Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, said: “This is an entirely new kind of threat and we’re going to have to move very quickly.”One of the things I intend to do very quickly indeed is convene discussions across all our airports. There are some systems now beginning to be introduced in some airports across the world that can have some impact.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. ​A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones”  which sparked chaos for three days at Gatwick Airport.Sussex police said the 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman, both from Crawley, were arrested in the town on suspicion of disrupting services of civil aviation aerodrome to endanger or likely to endanger safety of operations or persons.They remained in custody on Saturday afternoon.The arrests came as passengers braced for further disruption while the airport tried to recover from the turmoil. Sussex Police said the people were arrested in the Gatwick area just after 10pm on Friday night.Superintendent James Collis of Sussex Police said: “Our investigations are still ongoing, and our activities at the airport continue to build resilience to detect and mitigate further incursions from drones by deploying a range of tactics.”We continue to urge the public, passengers and the wider community around Gatwick to be vigilant and support us by contacting us immediately if they believe they have any information that can help us in bringing those responsible to justice.”The arrests we have made this evening are a result of our determination to keep the public safe from harm, every line of inquiry will remain open to us until we are confident that we have mitigated further threats to the safety of passengers.” Detectives were  understood to have drawn up a shortlist of potential culprits after the pilot gave vital clues away by audaciously flying the drone right up to the air traffic control tower.Drone ‘buzzed’ the towerIn a move known as “buzzing the tower”, it emerged the perpetrator had taunted airport staff by circling the drone around the building and flashing its lights, an industry source told The Telegraph.A detailed description of the drone, provided by witnesses, meant experts were able to determine the make and model of the machine, which is only available from a handful of locations in the UK.The heightened level of panic around the airport was demonstrated on Friday  evening when all flights had to be temporarily suspended after a drone was reportedly spotted in the air.Military equipment was used on Friday to stop further drone disruption while a range of tactics are in place if any unmanned aircraft are seen inside the perimeter.One piece of equipment believed to have been deployed at the airport is the Israeli-developed Drone Dome system, which can detect drones using radar. Show more Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.The arrests came after a witness said he saw a cyclist “frantically” packing away two drones away down a country lane near the airport.Paul Motts, 52, said he saw a man in his 30s wearing hi-vis clothing and crouching over a drone in a country lane near the West Sussex airport on Thursday. Mr Motts said the man had been trying to “get away as fast as he could” at the time Sussex Police combed the countryside to find the drone pilot.He told the Sun newspaper: “I was delivering a parcel and drove past a suspicious man in fluorescent cycling gear crouching over a large drone which was all lit up. It looked like he was packing the drones away. Two minutes later we turned around and came across him cycling away.”I expect he wanted to disassemble the drone as quickly as possible and get away as fast as he could.” The man had been standing over one 4ft drone and another 2ft device, Mr Motts reported. ‘Passengers should expect some delays’Early on Saturday, Gatwick said flights would be operating but warned of further disruption.”Our runway is open and we aim to run a full schedule on Saturday,” it said on the website. “Passengers should expect some delays and cancellations as we continue to recover our operations following three days of disruption and are advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.”A Gatwick spokesman said around 1,000 aircraft have been cancelled or diverted,  affecting approximately 140,000 passengers, since Wednesday night. The knock on effect of cancellations and delays was continuing to have an impact on Virgin Atlantic flights.Its first flight of the day, to St Lucia and Tobago, took off an hour late, and three more flights were delayed soon after.The 13:00 flight to Orlando has been delayed by two hours and the 12:15 to Cancun, Mexico is one hour behind schedule. At the check in desks, children were being distracted by free candy canes handed out by staff. Neil Martin, 48, from Ukfield, Sussex, who was travelling to Cancun with his wife and three daughters, was among those delayed. He said: “An hour delay after everything that’s happened is completely acceptable. I’m just glad we are going. Everyone has been really helpful so far and we’re looking forward to getting away.”EasyJet’s first 39 flights on Saturday all suffered delays, some by as much as nearly five hours. Norwegian have had six of their 25 flights delayed. The worst queues were in Gatwick’s south terminal, where Thomas Cook saw all eight of their flights delayed on Saturday morning.Lines of people continued to snake through the terminal and out into the train station ticket concourse. Tom Hawkins and his family arrived early for their flight to Fuerteventura. “We anticipated disruption so made sure to get here in good time,” he said. “Maybe they are short staffed after a busy few days, but I’m a lot more confident of getting away today than if I was travelling on Thursday.”Passengers have been told to check their insurance policies to ensure they were covered for “disruption” incidents and also to check how much they were covered for.Some cheaper policies will only reimburse for medical emergencies and even those with disruption cover might have modest limits that do not cover the full cost of the incident.Prior to the arrests, police had suggested the net was closing in on the drone attacker, confirming they were investigating “persons of interest”. read more

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Open thread What do you want to know about paying the local

first_imgTHERE HAS BEEN widespread confusion about paying the local property tax for next year after Revenue sent letters to hundreds of thousands of homeowners in recent weeks.In distributing letters asking homeowners to outline how they intend to pay the tax for next year by this month, and including options to pay it now, before the end of 2013, Revenue has caused concern and confusion for property owners.So, we want to help.If you’ve received a letter or are a bit confused by all the hullabaloo in the media and the various politicians saying things like “go into the internet” then we’ll break it down.Leave any questions or queries you have in the comments section below and we’ll post answers later. Read: Revenue promises more staff to deal with property tax issues after Noonan meetingRead: Revenue boss to face TDs questions amid criticism of Property Tax deadlinelast_img read more

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The worlds most famous economist thinks the property tax is unfair

first_imgSome people even have a higher mortgage than their property is worth. It seems to me that you should not pay the same property tax as someone without a mortgage.Piketty said that he was in favour of wealth based taxes such as the property tax, but only when they hit people who were well off rather than vulnerable people in negative equity.Corporation taxPiketty also had strong words for Ireland’s low corporation tax rate, which he said was part of a race to the bottom that will hurt the capacity of states to pay for big-ticket expenditure items like health and education. The future of Europe, and in particular the future of Ireland, is in the investment in education, not investment in tax competition, that’s getting us nowhere.He continued:“If you want to invest in education and skills then you need tax revenue. If you don’t have the tax revenue from corporate tax (and) if we all converge towards zero per cent corporate tax in the long run, we’ll have less money to invest in skills and education.”Piketty argued for greater European integration and policy harmonisation, saying “you cannot make a single currency work with 18 different tax systems in competition with each other”.InequalityPiketty’s work on inequality has catapulted him into the spotlight since the publication of his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, earlier this year.Why 600 people will be at a sold-out event in Dublin today just to hear this rockstar economist talkThe growth of nationalism is the biggest threat that Europe faces at the moment, with more and more people becoming alienated from the European project, convinced that the bloc is not looking after their interests, he said. Piketty in Dublin yesterday Source: JOHN MC ELROY“There’s a growing faction of public opinion that globalisation and economic openness in Europe works mostly for the financial sector or large multinational corporations that pay less tax than small and medium sized businesses, and it’s not working for the rest of us.” IRELAND SHOULD ALLOW property tax exemptions, introduce a higher rate of tax for top earners and move towards a harmonised European rate of corporate tax.That’s the advice of French economist Thomas Piketty, who was in Dublin yesterday to speak at the annual conference of think-tank TASC. Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTubeSpeaking to reporters before the event, Piketty questioned the fairness of a property tax levied on those in negative equity.center_img We have to make Europe more democratic and able to take decisions on important fiscal matters such as corporate tax rates, tax havens and international financial regulation issues.Honohan responseResponding to Piketty’s address to the 650 strong crowd at the Croke Park conference centre, Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan said that Piketty’s book was a “tour de force”.The area of inequality has “been neglected in Ireland, and he (Piketty) has really opened up a huge area that has been forgotten”, he said.Honohan said that as long as the distribution of wealth remains the same, unequal systems will “really put the squeeze” on lower paid people when countries suddenly become less wealthy, as had happened in Ireland.He said that he thinks there has been a widening of inequality in Europe since the beginning of the millennium.Read: Why 600 people will be at a sold-out event in Dublin today just to hear this rockstar economist talk>Read: Ireland is split between people who have good jobs, and people who don’t>last_img read more

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Minister vows ongoing support for Cyprus

first_imgIn a message to the Annual Conference of the Federation of Cyprus Communities and Organisations of Australia and NZ that took place in Perth last weekend, Jason Clare expressed his confidence in Australia maintaining its current levels of support for the divided island. Mr Clare described relations between Australia and Cyprus as being underpinned by Cypriot migration dating back to the 1950s and that a large Australian community resident in Cyprus continues to contribute to the island’s development. “These strong people-to-people links are reinforced by our joint membership of the Commonwealth, and Australia’s long-standing support for a just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus issue in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions on Cyprus,” said Mr Clare. Australia has contributed Australian Federal Police (AFP) personnel to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) since 1964, making Australia the longest continuous serving contributor to UNFICYP. To date, 101 police contingents have been deployed to Cyprus totalling over 1574 officers. Minister Clare said that the current commitment of 15 police officers meant the AFP is providing the largest component of the United Nations Police (UNPOL) contingent. The current AFP contingent work as patrol officers, personnel officers, instructors and political liaison officers. The core role of UNPOL in UNFICYP is to resolve criminal or civil disputes, monitor activity and preserve public order in the buffer-zone. “Their contribution is highly regarded,” said the Minister, “having won praise in particular for their pragmatic, competent and neutral approach.” An AFP Superintendent has recently taken up the UN position of UNFICYP Senior Police Advisor (SPA) in Cyprus. The post is responsible for the management, direction, deployment and control of international police in Cyprus. In his address to the 41st Annual Conference, Mr Clare stressed the Australian government’s desire to uphold its commitment to Cyprus. “I assure you that Australia’s support for the work of UNFICYP remains an important part of our endorsement of the reconciliation process and for a just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus issue,” said Mr Clare, “we are as committed to the AFP mission in Cyprus as we have ever been.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Washington man admits he scammed millions out of Dillingham victims

first_imgOn Wednesday, Floyd Jay Mann, 55, from Puyallup, WA, pleaded guilty to all counts against him in the case of a massive scam of money out of more than a dozen people, mostly from Dillingham.Listen nowMann is likely to remain free on bail till his sentencing in December despite several requests by the federal prosecutor that he be remanded to custody.“On Friday his wife was sentenced on Social Security fraud in Seattle, and today (Wednesday) Floyd Jay Mann plead guilty to 19 counts of wire fraud and money laundering in district court here in Anchorage,” assistant U.S. attorney in Anchorage Aunnie Steward the said after the hearing.The case against Mann was pieced together by the FBI, IRS, Social Security Administration and even local Dillingham Police.Over the course of several years, Mann was able to convince a small group of people that their money being sent to him would soon reap huge rewards when the fictitious lawsuit he cooked up would be settled.“He falsely told his victims that he had a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical lawsuit coming his way, and if they helped him pay his medical bills and get healthy, then he would share the proceeds from that settlement with them,” Steward said. “There was no settlement, and he took their money and spent it at a casino and also on his narcotic, drug addiction habit.”Jay and Cheryl Mann pulled slots at the Emerald Queen Casino night after night for four years, racking up at least $1 million in winnings as they gambled away $3 million of money he scammed out of his victims.Mann connected to Dillingham through two of his earliest victims, John and Clara “Tookie” Wren, longtime Dillingham residents who had moved to Puyallup.The brother and sister forked over at least $100,000, missed their own mortgage payments and lost their house.John Wren actually had cancer, unlike his neighbor Jay Mann, and the prosecutor believes Wren stopped paying for his own treatments and died.Friends in Dillingham the Wrens connected to Jay Mann lost enormous sums of money between 2012 and 2016.Some lost their homes, businesses, property and jobs, all believing they were days away from collecting millions alongside Jay Mann.Steward offered no deal and Mann pleaded to all counts. He now faces a maximum of 20 years.“He is definitely looking at a sentence that will include incarceration, and there is always hope for restitution as long as he is able to work,” Steward said.Mann told the court he has been doing some roofing, which would also seem to contradict his own years and years of collecting welfare benefits for an alleged disability that prevented him from working.Still, there is little hope that he’ll be able to pay back the millions he took from his victims and gambled away while he and his wife briefly lived the high life in Puyallup.Cheryl Mann defrauded the Social Security Administration out of $81,000.U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton sentenced her to three years of probation rather than the at least four months in jail the U.S. attorney had recommended.Jay Mann was released on bail almost immediately after he was indicted on the 19 federal charges last fall.Steward spent hours Wednesday arguing that Mann begin his sentence immediately, citing his repeated violations of release conditions and the angst from the victims that their perpetrator is still a free man.It’s not the first time Steward has asked.“I have sought remand on several occasions, most recently today following his entry of guilty pleas,” Steawrd said. “The court has allowed him to remain on release pending his sentencing on December 11.”Magistrate Deborah Smith in Anchorage made that ruling, to let Jay Mann stay out of custody after he pleaded to all 19 counts involved with scamming $3 million dollars out of some 15 victims.The court then footed the bill to fly Mann back to his Puyallup home, where neighbors say Jay and Cheryl Mann’s life goes on as usual.last_img read more

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Abducted minor rescued prime accused in cop net

first_imgKolkata: A minor girl, who was abducted on June 13, was rescued on Thursday night.The prime accused of the case has been nabbed. According to the police, on June 15 evening, a woman identified as Archana Sardar of GE block in Salt Lake alleged that her 15-year-old daughter was kidnapped by some miscreants. Sardar alleged that on June 10 when she along with her husband left their home leaving their daughter and son behind some miscreants kidnapped the girl. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to the complaint filed by Sardar, she came to know from local residents that three miscreants identified as Rahul, Kalu and Biswa had abducted her daughter. On June 14, she went to Bidhannagar South police station and informed the matter to the police but did not lodge any complaint. While returning from the police station, when Sardar and her husband were thinking about what to do next, a person identified as Jamal allegedly threatened her and asked them to leave the place where they resided. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOtherwise they will not see their daughter again. Sardar said she lived with her family on a plot. On June 15, Sardar again went to police station and lodged a complaint against the miscreants. Cops arrested the two persons named in the FIR identified as Rahul Mandal and Biswajit Ghosh alias Biswa. During the interrogation with the police the duo revealed about the hideout where Ali Hossain alias Kalu was staying. They also told the police where the abducted girl was kept. On Thursday night, the police raided an area in Salt Lake and arrested Kalu. The abducted girl was also rescued. It is suspected that the three arrested persons had some enmity with the victim girl’s family. Police are further investigating the case to find the truth.last_img read more

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Avoid Labor Day Weekend Travel Scams Infographic

first_img 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. August 29, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Scrambling to book an end of summer getaway this Labor Day weekend?According AAA Travel, an estimated 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend this year — the highest number of travelers during this time since 2008. This is a prime time for criminals and hackers to cash in. Vacation scams cost consumers $10 billion each year, according to the Better Business Bureau. Before scouring the web for last-minute bargains and preparing to depart, consider these online safety precautions:Related: 5 Steps to Plan a Safe International Business TripBefore traveling. Be on alert for fake vacation offers. Scammers often hijack legitimate listings for rental properties, making themselves the contact person and then posting a fake version of the same ad to Craiglist. Their goal is to get a person to pay a large security deposit or the full rental amount up front.Those who are caught are out their vacation dollars and a place to stay. A traveler could show up at the address listed — and the rental property won’t exist. Or after running into the legitimate owner or property manager, the vacationer will learn that she never received the money or a reservation. Vet the property and rental agency with the Better Business Bureau or a chamber of commerce. Only use reputable and well-known sites. Never wire money. Always pay with a credit card so as to have a way to recover the funds. Got an airline loyalty account? Look out for phishing attacks. Phony emails, sent under the guise of airline offers, are really phishing attacks designed to get someone to click on a link and provide an ID number and password for an airline loyalty account. Some of the legitimate sites even store customer credit card numbers — so if a hacker manages to gain access, it could prove disastrous.According to air travel analyst Rick Seaney, American Airlines and Delta have warned customers about phishing scams this year. This past June, phishing attacks – in general — were at an all-time high, accounting for $400 million in global losses, reported SC Magazine. Always type the correct URL into the browser. Never click on a link in an unsolicited email and make sure URLs and websites visited use secure sockets layer (or SSL). This establishes secure encryption for information that’s transmitted. Sites that use this type of encryption start with https:// and usually show a padlock or a shield icon in the address bar.  Related: Beware of a New Kind of Business Identity TheftWhen embarking.Stay clear of airport and airplane Wi-Fi. A lot of travelers appreciate the capability to catch up on email and news while traveling. This has downsides, however, as connecting to airport Wi-Fi or even the Wi-Fi available on commercial flights can put someone at risk. Providers of in-flight Wi-Fi provide a secure encrypted connection only to collect a payment by credit card.Any transaction the user performs — online shopping, paying a bill or even checking email is done over an unsecured network. This can leave the user vulnerable to hackers seeking to eavesdrop on a session and steal financial information. Work on a local copy of Excel or Word documents and upload them later to an online Google drive or Dropbox account. Or keep that laptop with sensitive information stored in the upper bin. Pick up a local paper or hardbound book to enjoy during the flight. Keep any laptop close. The Ponemon Institute reported in 2008 that 12,000 laptops go missing each week at crowded airports. Research shows that most cases of stolen laptop cases at airports occur via passenger theft. With all the commotion that takes place at security checks, there have been incidences when a laptop is picked up by someone other than the rightful owner. Laptop theft damages can range from $500 to $2,000, and if taken by the wrong person an even greater loss could be the seizure of sensitive data.The majority of stolen laptops are never recovered. During flights, keep a close eye on belongings, including the laptop, especially while going through security. Be sure to install tracking software before leaving so it’s possible locate the device in case it winds up missing. It’s also a best practice to set up a laptop operating system with a user account and password. This gives a second layer of protection in the event of loss or theft.Related: 15 Tips to Prepare for Security Threats Big and SmallAfter arriving.Avoid hotel fraudsters. Be wary of calls supposedly from the front desk that claim there’s a problem with the credit card given. It’s likely someone who’s masquerading as hotel staff. Scammers also have been known to slide takeout menus under hotel doors in the hopes that travelers will call the phone number listed to order in after a long day. But after managing to steal credit-card details, the only thing delivered is a huge credit card bill. Never give out a credit-card number over the phone. Upon receipt of a coupon or menu under the hotel door, check with the hotel concierge first. Be wary if the offer seems too good to be true.Using hotel Wi-Fi? Make sure that the Wi-Fi network access actually belongs to the hotel. Fraudsters have been known to sit in hotel lobbies and create an evil twin, a type of rogue network that looks eerily similar to one that’s legitimate. A cybercriminal can use this network to entice a person to install malware — and then steal private information.Beware of pop-up windows that ask for a program update or installing software and be sure any antivirus and firewall software is up-to-date. A fail-safe is to do online banking tasks and pay bills before leaving or wait until returning. Don’t become a statistic this Labor Day. By playing it safe, avoid being burned while enjoying one last end-of-summer celebration.Click to Enlarge+last_img read more

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We Want Chatbots to Act More Human But Lets Keep Some Human

first_img 7 min read April 27, 2018 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There is something uniquely unsettling about watching footage of Atlas, the robot developed by Boston Dynamics. Its human-like movements suggest a sense of body-awareness and intuition inherent in human beings, but it is distinctly not human.The technologies behind AI and robotics will continue advancing. As they become ever more sophisticated, we must ask ourselves, how human-like should AI be? Where should we allow the boundaries to continue to blur, and where do we need to draw a clear line in the sand? It’s a challenging conundrum made only more complicated by headlines about robot citizenship and speculation about an impending apocalypse.When we evaluate AI’s evolving role in customer experience, we can begin to answer this question. The early implementation of chatbots serves as a small window into the world of human and bot interactions, and a case study for how the technology should be shaped moving forward.Related: Top 10 Best Chatbot Platform Tools to Build Chatbots for Your BusinessWhen mirroring human behavior makes sense.Early hype around chatbots was met with a lot of disappointing groans by the many consumers prematurely introduced to bots. Initial bots were rightfully criticized for being ineffective and often incapable of performing the basic tasks they were designed to do. What was probably most frustrating for customers dealing with said bots, however, was their lack of empathy. If a customer is taking the time to contact a brand for help with something, they really want to feel understood. The irony here is that machines are not particularly well versed in feelings (in their defense, I know plenty of humans who are not very well versed in understanding feelings).As technology develops, AI will need to become more emotionally aware to truly understand human requests. Empathy is a must as companies increasingly seek to communicate with consumers through automated solutions. Chatbots have come a long way from the early days. An estimated 16 percent of Americans (that’s 39 million people) now own a smart speaker. But even in these more advanced solutions, there is a fairly chronic issue of tone-deafness. The human-bot relationship is the new normal, so we must think critically about the possible long term impact of tone deaf AI.Consider that when you make a request of Alexa, she will not say “you’re welcome” if you thank her. On the one hand it is encouraging to know she is no longer “listening” after a command, but on the other, many are concerned that we are setting a precedent of rudeness and callousness for a future generation. A more nefarious example is found in the lack of consequence for being rude to bots, and more specifically, in the way bots respond to things like sexual harassment. In the case of Alexa, she will now “disengage” if asked to do something inappropriate, but as the Quartz writer Leah Fessler points out, her North Star is to please. That’s problematic when we consider that more complex bots like Sophia will be among us soon.To avoid bots that perpetuate a tone-deaf society, we need to train AI on empathy. This is not a simple task, but it is possible. Empathy is a “soft skill,” but it is a skill nonetheless. So training AI on empathy can be approached in the same way we train AI on anything — with a digestible data set. This would include training itself to “hear” data points such as tone of voice (both written and verbalized), words that express sentiments and emotions, and even how a human responds temporally, or over time, to interactions. Is the human transitioning from agitated to happy, or the inverse?  A bot needs to know the difference so it can temper its response to avoid agitating a calm human — or calm down an agitated human. Understanding emotions and feelings is a critical part of understanding humans and how they act, what they want and how to appropriately respond. If a machine can’t learn empathy, it can’t understand how empathy affects human requests and actions, and it can’t create optimum outcomes.Training AI on empathy means teaching machines to extract subjective emotions, feelings and sentiments from conversations with humans. AI models can learn, just as humans learn, how those qualitative feelings impact needs, responses, actions and results. An angry human, using anger trigger words (including obscenities), a loud voice, changes in speaking cadence or choice of words, can demonstrate a need to be heard, have their feelings validated, perhaps have issues escalated. They want a quick and effective response. A happy human who wants to talk is more comfortable taking time, chit-chatting, maybe even having a friendly conversation with a bot about the marginally relevant topics like the weather, or a sports team. Until AI can recognize emotion and empathy it can’t learn how emotion affects human behavior, needs and desired responses.Related: The Next Addition to Your Marketing Department Should Be a ChatbotWhen bots should just be bots.The counter-narrative to a future where the line between bot and human is indistinguishable is that humans are flawed. And why would we want to recreate AI in our exact likeness, when the promise of AI is helping us go beyond our limitations? The hard line in the sand we should draw between bots and humans is that of biased decision making.One of the greatest strengths bots possess is their lack of shame or ego. So often these human emotions are at the heart of being incapable of recognizing our own biases, in whatever shape they take: racist opinions (whether overt or unconscious), sexist assumptions, or whatever -ism we have all been guilty of at some point or another. Taking advantage of starting as a “fresh slate,” we need to ensure bots do not simply learn to respond differently to prejudicial attributes such as male vs female voices or language of origin. There are many attributes that AI may determine affect human responses and needs, but humans have an obligation not to let bots overly generalize based on gender, language, or nation of origin, just as we ask our human employees not to discriminate.Related: How Chatbots Save Time and Change How Business Gets DoneIn the last two years, we have watched Sophia the robot evolve from agreeing to destroy the human race, to telling a joke, learning to walk, and most recently joining Will Smith on a “date.”  Being such a public symbol of AI, it’s clear the technology is improving in leaps and bounds, but still has quite a way to go. Most of us will not be interfacing with the likes of Sophia, but many of us will continue to interact with Siri, Alexa and the other branded chatbots of the world. This ever-expanding proliferation requires that we continue to push for more empathy in AI and less bias. In this way we will hopefully arrive in a place where AI can seamlessly interact with humans without falling victim to human error. Finding that balance will be tricky, but the resulting harmony will have a hugely positive impact on consumers and companies alike. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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Europe Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Market To Witness Heavy Growth Prospects

first_imgEurope Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Market was valued at $58 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $792 million by 2022, supported by a CAGR of 44.9% during the forecast period 2014 – 2022.The Europe continuous glucose monitoring systems market is the second largest market of the global continuous glucose monitoring systems market. Continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) are used to constantly monitor glucose levels in diabetic patients, thereby helping in reducing the risk of developing long-term diabetic complications by stabilizing the elevated glucose levels.The Europe continuous glucose monitoring systems market is expected to witness significant growth from 2016 to 2022, owing to numerous advantages of CGMS such as minimal invasiveness and real-time blood glucose monitoring. In addition, increase in per capita healthcare expenditure, increase in incidence of diabetes in Europe, and growth in purchasing power due to high disposable income of individuals are expected to fuel the EU CGMS market growth. Furthermore, the ability of CGMS to provide detailed analysis of blood glucose levels and higher precision as compared to traditional blood glucose monitoring supplements this growth. However, high costs associated with CGMS, lack of adequate reimbursement policies, and stringent government regulations restrict the global continuous glucose monitoring systems market as well as Europe continuous glucose monitoring systems market.Download PDF Report Sample @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/862The EU CGMS market report analyzes the market based on four segments: components, demographics, end users, and country. Based on component, it is categorized into sensors, transmitters & receivers, and integrated insulin pumps. Based on demographics, it is bifurcated into adult and child population. Based on end users, it is mainly classified into diagnostics/clinics, ICUs, and home healthcare. Based on country, the EU CGMS market is analyzed across Germany, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and rest of Europe.The Europe continuous glucose monitoring systems market value is growing at a significant pace owing to the rise in diabetic population and increase in adoption rate of CGM devices. Key players focus on new product development to meet the specific requirements of the researchers. For instance, in May 2016, Senseonics Holdings Inc. received CE mark approval for Eversense CGM system that includes implantable glucose sensor, a wearable transmitter, and a mobile app.Agreement and partnership are other key strategies adopted by the key players. These strategies between different companies, healthcare facilities, and academic institutions can positively impact the market growth. For instance, in May 2016, Senseonics signed a distributive agreement with Roche to market and sell Eversense CGM system in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy.Key players profiled in this report include Abbott Laboratories, DexCom Inc., Echo Therapeutics Inc., Insulet Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic plc, Senseonics Holding Inc., and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. Other players operating in this market include AgaMatrix, Inc., GlySure, OrSense, and Ypsomed.Make an Enquiry before Buying @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/862The Finland continuous glucose monitoring systems market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 43.9% during the forecast period. This is due to rise in incidence rate of diabetes. As per statistics of IDF Atlas 7th edition, Finland witnessed the highest number of new cases of type 1 diabetes.KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERSThis Europe continuous glucose monitoring systems market report provides an extensive analysis of the current EU CGMS market trends and future estimations.The market scenario is comprehensively analyzed with respect to the components, demographics, and end users.Market estimations are based on high-end analysis of the key developments from 2014 to 2022.Recent developments and key manufacturers are listed to understand the competitive market scenario.About Us: Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small- & medium-scale enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one-stop solution right from data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company applies client’s insight on the factors such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligence support to help clients transform into a prominent business firm.Contact Us:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-114UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1⟨855⟩550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.com Europe Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Marketlast_img read more

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Chemical Logistics Market Report to Share Key Aspects of The Industry

first_imgAbout Us: Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. The Global Chemical Logistics Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3188790?utm_source=RK-HTN The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Chemical Logistics industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Chemical Logistics industry, followed by industry news and policies. Table of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Abbreviation and AcronymsChapter 3 PrefaceChapter 4 Market LandscapeChapter 5 Market Trend AnalysisChapter 6 Industry Chain AnalysisChapter 7 Latest Market DynamicsChapter 8 Trading AnalysisChapter 9 Historical and Current Chemical Logistics in North America (2013-2018)Chapter 10 Historical and Current Chemical Logistics in South America (2013-2018)Chapter 11 Historical and Current Chemical Logistics in Asia & Pacific (2013-2018)Chapter 12 Historical and Current Chemical Logistics in Europe (2013-2018)Chapter 13 Historical and Current Chemical Logistics in MEA (2013-2018)Chapter 14 Summary for Global Chemical Logistics (2013-2018)Chapter 15 Global Chemical Logistics Forecast (2019-2024)Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key Vendors By Market Players: Agility, BDP International, C.H. Robinson, DB Schenker, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Montreal Chemical Logistics Chemical Logistics pertains to the supply chain operation of Chemical products from the procurement of raw material to the end distribution channels till the consumers. There are various logistical service providers and are categorized as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Party Logistics on the basis of what part of the supply chain operations and how much of the operations are outsourced. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Chemical Logistics industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Chemical Logistics industry, followed by industry news and policies. Inquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3188790?utm_source=RK-HTN For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end. The Chemical Logistics Market research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data and projections with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. It provides analysis and information by categories such as market segments, regions, and product type and distribution channels. Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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first_img Blog | March 09, 2015 Learn, Share and Network at NCoBC FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The 25th annual Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference (NCoBC 2015), sponsored by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC), will be held at Paris Las Vegas March 14-18, and will bring together medical and industry professionals from around the globe to network, learn, and share ideas, methodologies and treatment options that improve quality of care and outcomes for patients diagnosed with breast diseases.At each year’s conference, the NCBC brings together medical and industry professionals from around the globe to network, learn and share ideas, methodologies and treatment options that improve quality of care and outcome for patients diagnosed with breast diseases. Each day offers ample time to network with peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people from around the world. Gain new perspectives and insights, learn from others, share your experiences and build your reputation in the industry. Attend breakfast and lunch sessions, mingle and relax at daily receptions and take advantage of staying in the conference hotel with thousands of industry professionals.Don’t forget to put time into your schedule to visit the largest yet Breast Center Conference Expo, showcasing more then 70 suppliers. Learn about emerging technologies, healthcare services, operational products, new products and more. Be sure to stop by the Imaging Technology News booth, #62, to share your news! Some of the products that will be displayed are featured below.For more information: www.breastcare.orglast_img read more

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Azamara Club Cruises

first_imgAzamara Club Cruises Azamara Club Cruises has joined the growing trend to provide travellers with ‘immersive’ experiences with the launch of its new brand campaign – Explore Further – adding 900+ new tours that are focused on much in demand intimate experiences. With overnight stays and docking at smaller, less-travelled ports, Azamara welcomes guests to step on land as an insider, and to travel deeper, beyond the initial layers of a city. “Within this refocused positioning, we have carefully curated additional shore excursions to allow guests to view destinations with a fresh perspective and more dimension,” says Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises. “We want our guests to experience the world within a world, to try new flavours, make new friends, feel new textures and hear new melodies, and in the process discover more about themselves. As guests look to Azamara to broaden horizons and to bridge worlds together, we couldn’t be more excited about the Explore Further campaign.”Azamara’s enhanced brand campaign continues to champion the brand’s foundation of Destination Immersion experiences and Cruise Global, Connect Local programming while strengthening the commitment to Longer Stays, More Overnights events, immersive cultures, unparalleled itineraries and authentic service.Examples of the new, expanded shore programming include:Cook with a Parsi Family in their Home – Mumbai, India: As part of Taste Local, guests can embrace the rich culinary traditions of India’s Parsi community with a special visit to the home of a local family. The deeply personal experience takes an intimate look at Parsi culture as guests participate in the preparation of traditional dishes.Evening of Traditional Vietnamese Fashion – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Guests take an insightful look at the artistry of Ao Dai, the customary dress of Vietnamese women known for its vibrant pastels and elaborate patterns. Guests will also explore a gallery at Saigon House, watch a traditional fashion showcase and listen to traditional music.As part of the Explore Further rebrand, Azamara celebrates diversity and affords travellers with unpretentious travel experiences and enriched hospitality. The brand will continue to roll out new Shore Excursions with annual itineraries and plans to announce 2020 itineraries in the upcoming months. last_img read more

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Twiceweekly flights to Fiji from Honolulu and Gua

first_imgTwice-weekly flights to Fiji from Honolulu and Guam have been launched by Continental Airlines and will commence in time for the Christmas holidays.Due to begin operation on December 18th, the new routes will offer connections from the US mainland, Japan and Micronesia to the Fijian town of Nadi.The service will depart from Guam’s AB Won Pat International Airport on Mondays and Fridays, with return flights leaving Nadi International Airport on Wednesdays and Sundays.Flights to Nadi from Honolulu International Airport will operate on Mondays and Fridays, with returns on Tuesdays and Saturdays.Continental’s executive vice president of marketing Jim Compton said: “We are pleased to add Nadi to our portfolio of Pacific destinations.”Fiji is a popular vacation spot that attracts visitors from around the world and we see a strong demand for leisure travel to the area.”The US airline reported this week that it enjoyed a high load factor in July. Continental filled 87.3 percent of its seats during the month, up from 3.1 percent last year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedNew flights to Hawaii launched by Continental AirlinesContinental Airlines is launching new flights to Hawaii and increasing its number of flights on an existing Hawaiian routeFirst A380 flight to Seoul touches downEmirates Airlines has launched its first A380 flight to Seoul after the plane touched down in the South Korean capitalNew flights from Dallas to Santa Fe launched by American Eagle AirlinesNew flights from Dallas to Santa Fe launched by American Eagle Airlineslast_img read more

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Chromeo band members David Macklovitch left and

first_img Chromeo band members David Macklovitch, left, and Patrick Gemayel pose for a photograph in Toronto on Friday, May 2, 2014. Five albums into Chromeo’s legacy and the funk-flexing duo from Montreal are rethinking how they use female imagery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette TORONTO – Five albums into Chromeo’s career and the funk-flexing duo from Montreal are rethinking how they use female imagery.Over the past decade, the retro-flavoured act crafted a tongue-in-cheek style and corny image that often featured a pair of anonymous, slinky legs in high heels — a trademark that appears on album covers, single artwork and in concerts.Long limbs are seen leaning against a photocopier on the cover of their 2010 album “Business Casual,” and poking out of the side of a limousine on the single for “Sexy Socialite” a few years later.But Chromeo’s main vocalist Dave Macklovitch says he and his stage partner Patrick Gemayel decided to change things up with the new album “Head Over Heels,” released earlier this month. So they each donned a pair of pumps and dressed in skirts for the cover.“I don’t want to use fragmented women’s body parts in our imagery any more,” Macklovitch explained.“It was cool when we did it, I was proud of it. But I think now, I like the way our fans get a kick of seeing (Patrick) and I like this. I also like the message it sends — it gives us a slight sense of responsibility.”The decision also comes after Chromeo was forced to defend their 2014 album “White Women,” a title inspired by a 1976 book by German fashion photographer Helmut Newton. The duo considered the album provocative, others labelled it another effort to objectify women — something they’ve both steadfastly denied.None of this means Chromeo is tossing aside the legs forever, though. Macklovitch says they will continue to perch their keyboards atop a pair of plastic female legs at their concerts, hoping the audience reconsiders the context now that they’ve also seen them dressed in heels.Chromeo swings through Toronto (July 3 and 4), Quebec (July 5), Ottawa (July 7) and Montreal (Aug. 3) on a number of festival dates. The duo will play concerts in later this summer in Calgary (Sept. 3), Edmonton (Sept. 4) and Vancouver (Sept. 7).Macklovitch spoke with The Canadian Press about his changing perspectives and plans for a Chromeo album with a neo-soul twist.CP: Why did you decide to make the change now?Macklovitch: We’ve wanted to do that for a long time. When I look at some of our older imagery it’s cool if you look at it from the lens of like 1970s erotic photography, old school calendars and (stuff) like that, but not everyone has this context in mind when they see those images. I can see how those images could also send a message that’s not the message I want to send out. This album cover was a way to make a clean slate and reset the paradigm on the symbolism of our legs. And now when we have the legs keyboard stands on stage and we’re behind them, it’s our legs, it’s not somebody else’s, it’s ours. It’s a way of reclaiming something.CP: Chromeo has always played around with double entendres and subtext, but it seems like you’re being more cautious with thematic elements now. Do you see it that way? Have you consciously rethought your messaging?Macklovitch: You know, honestly, I have, but I think now everybody is so sensitive and so paranoid that it gets lost in half the reviews I read. On the new (song “Juice”) I say, “Relationships ain’t a democracy, I’m good if you just stay on top of me.” That’s basically saying I’ve got zero power — you have everything, you control everything. And people are still like, “Well I don’t know.” There’s such a neuroses around those topics nowadays and I think everybody gets paranoid about it.CP: Are you saying that people are bringing their own perspective to a track like “Juice,” where the genders aren’t defined in the lyrics?Macklovitch: We’re always going to sing about relationships that aren’t heteronormative relationships. I hate when people say that (Gemayel) and I are like cis males — first of all, they don’t know what we are. You don’t know. Secondly, anything we talk about can apply to any relationship dynamic. Chromeo’s music exists in kind of this liminal, ambiguous space and I want to keep it that way.CP: “Head Over Heels” includes a number of collaborations with music industry powerhouses, including chart artists like French Montana and producer The-Dream, who co-wrote Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” Why did you decide to double down on big names?Macklovitch: Honestly, it’s what felt right to us on a fifth album. We had done so much music, I don’t want to say in a vacuum, but in a fairly autonomous and isolated way. For this album we wanted almost a polyphonic version of Chromeo to present. We had a lot of co-producers and co-writers on this album. This is not anything that was forced by any industry thing, it’s really what we felt experimenting with. Conceptually the songs are tighter, they’re also more in your face. This album to me is like bold-faced Chromeo.CP: Does that mean we can expect other funk projects from Chromeo in the future or is something different on the horizon?Macklovitch: This album already contains the seeds of where we’re going to go next. The last thing we did on the album was the interlude “Right Back Home to You,” and that’s kind of a more soulful thing. I’m itching to make almost like a neo-soul album… something soulful, almost like the early Maxwell albums. Not even neo-soul — acid jazz, like Brand New Heavies, like early Jamiroquai.— This interview has been edited and condensed.Follow @dfriend on Twitter. Q&A: Montreal duo Chromeo wants to hit ‘reset’ on female imagery in their musiccenter_img by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2018 12:02 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgOpera baritone relishes brief role as Aida’s father NEW YORK, N.Y. – Quinn Kelsey’s character doesn’t even arrive until late in Act 2 of “Aida,” and he’s killed shortly after the end of Act 3. Yet in his brief time onstage he turns the drama on its head.“My part definitely puts a nice little wrench into things,” said the Hawaiian baritone, who is appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in a revival of Verdi’s opera. The production will be the first live in HD broadcast of the 2018-19 season, shown in movie theatres around the world on Saturday.Kelsey is Amonasro, the Ethiopian king whose people have been conquered by the Egyptians and whose daughter Aida has been enslaved. The story at first seems to be a simple love triangle involving Aida, the warrior Radames and the jealous princess Amneris. But Amonasro thickens the plot when he insists Aida persuade her lover to betray a military secret.“I have to balance being the loving, concerned parent with the fact that I have this ulterior motive,” he said. “I’m basically trying to do what any ruler of a people would do.”In their third-act scene together Amonasro starts out tenderly but grows angry when Aida resists, denouncing her and even throwing her to the ground.“His emotions just take over, so that’s when you see the beast come out,” Kelsey said. “It’s great. Verdi writes all the fire right into that part when he flies off the handle.”LEAVE THEM WANTING MOREThough Amonasro is one of the shortest of the major Verdi roles, its vocal and dramatic range has attracted most of the great baritones over the years.Critic Eric C. Simpson, writing on The Classical Review website, said hearing Kelsey in the part “felt like a real luxury,” and praised his “enormous, rich-toned voice” with “a smooth, comforting warmth that can suddenly transition to seething anger.”Does Kelsey ever wish Verdi had made the role bigger?“I think it’s a good thing to leave the audience wanting more,” he said, then added with a chuckle: “But my dad did tell me, ‘You really need a big aria in Act 4.’”Kelsey, 40, made his Met debut a decade ago in the supporting role of Schaunard in Puccini’s “La Boheme” and worked his way up to bigger assignments. This season he has a second HD performance in a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” in which he again plays an interfering father. And he has engagements lined up for years ahead.“I feel I’ve definitely arrived,” he said. “I’m happy they’re happy to have me back.”FEUDING FEMALESCritics also heaped praise on the two women who are rivals for the love of Radames: Aida (sung by soprano Anna Netrebko) and Amneris (sung by mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili).The same two singers will also square off in another deadly romantic competition later this season in a different opera, Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” which is also part of the HD series.WHERE TO SEE IT“Aida,” conducted by Nicola Luisotti and also starring tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as Radames, bass Dmitry Belosselskiy as the high priest Ramfis and bass Ryan Speedo Green as the Egyptian king, will be shown Saturday. A list of theatres can be found at the Met’s website: https://www.metopera.org. In the United States it will be repeated on Oct. 10, with encore showings in Canada on Nov. 3, 5, 7 and 11. by Mike Silverman, The Associated Press Posted Oct 2, 2018 5:18 am PDT Last Updated Oct 2, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img This image released by The Metropolitan Opera shows Quinn Kelsey and Anna Netrebko during a performance of “Aida,” conducted by Nicola Luisotti, in New York. (Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera via AP) last_img read more

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