Taking control of what websites can learn about you when you surf the web is a lot easier with the latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser.Released last week, Firefox version 42 includes a new Private Browsing Tracking Protection feature that allows you to control the information third-party sites may record about you across sites Tracking Protection in Private Browsing limits the information collected from you by blocking:AdsAnalytic trackersSocial share buttons Additionally, the new Control Center in Firefox’s latest version lets you better understand and manage site privacy and security easily from the browser address bar. When you visit a website, an icon display appears to the left of the address bar. Selecting the icon allows you to learn more about the:Site connectionOwnerContent blocked on the siteTracking Protection is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux.Testing Tracking ProtectionWhen I opened up a Firefox Private Browsing window with the default settings for Tracking Protection, I noticed immediate improvements in how quickly sites displayed. Which makes sense. Fewer calls to third-party sites means site performance isn’t delayed due to installing custom tracking scripts.What I also noticed were some broken image links, where ads didn’t display in sidebars of web pages. What if you want to see more of the content of the page? Firefox has an option for you to disable Tracking Protection for specific sites. Will You Use It?According to their version announcement, Firefox is the first browser to offer this level of privacy protection for users to control their digital footprint. I’ve switched between Firefox and Chrome all year, mostly due to the tools available and my level of frustration when each browser has crashed on me. This month I’m mostly using Chrome. But I love using Firefox Hello for quick video calls.And the feature improvements to Hello means I’m switching back and forth more frequently. Will the ability to control your privacy make you switch from your current browser to Firefox 42? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Related
The SpuntaG2 potato, which is currentlyundergoing genetic modification inSouth Africa to make it pest-resistant.(Image: Michigan State University) The bane of many a farmer around theworld – the potato tuber moth. (Image:UN Food and Agriculture Organisation) Crops in the field and particularly instorage are vulnerable to attacks by thedestructive potato tuber moth.(Image: Wikimedia)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Agricultural Research Council (ARC), in collaboration with Michigan State University in the US, has developed a potato variety that is resistant to one of the industry’s biggest threats, the potato tuber moth (Phthorimaea operculella Zeller).Known as SpuntaG2, the potato is currently before the Executive Council for Genetically Modified Organisms, which consists of members from six different national departments, including Agriculture; Science and Technology; Environmental Affairs and Tourism; Health; Labour; and Trade and Industry. Under the Genetically Modified Organisms Act of 1997, the committee is expected to take a number of months to decide whether SpuntaG2 can enter the South African market.Should approval for general release be granted, the ARC will initiate trials with farmers under unconfined conditions, which will in turn lead to certification and labelling ahead of the release of the enhanced potato variety.SpuntaG2 is Africa’s first locally developed genetically modified (GM) potato. Because the project is publicly funded under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture and the ARC, SpuntaG2 seeds will not be sold at a premium but will be readily accessible to small-scale farmers, who suffer most from pest outbreaks as they cannot afford the necessary chemical measures to control the pests.If approval is obtained from the authorities and farmers, the ARC plans to transfer the technology to other varieties of potatoes.Natural resistanceDevelopment of the SpuntaG2 began in 2002 under the ARC’s potato breeding programme, which is partially funded by the US Agency for International Development. Scientists introduced the (Bt)-cry1Ia1 gene from the common soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into the potato variety Spunta to produce a potato with a high resistance to the tuber moth.B. thuringiensis acts by producing proteins that paralyse the digestive system of susceptible insects. These insects stop feeding and eventually die of starvation. Although the organism’s unique insecticidal properties were first discovered in 1911, it was not commercially available until the 1950s. The first company to produce a genetically engineered plant incorporating B. thuringiensis was Belgium-based Plant Genetic Systems, which developed an insect-resistant strain of tobacco in 1985.Six years of controlled testing in a number of potato growing areas in South Africa have shown that SpuntaG2 controls the potato moth without affecting other organisms and without having to resort to pesticides. According to the ARC, the variety is as safe to grow and eat as other potatoes, a claim that will soon be verified by the Council for Genetically Modified Organisms.However, a statement and petition released by the African Centre for Biosafety expresses the centre’s and a number of other stakeholders’ opposition to SpuntaG2, and urges the council to reject the ARC’s application for approval.The centre cites numerous reasons for its stance, among them the claim that the US Agency for International Development has a hidden agenda to promote US corporate interests in Africa; the fact that much of South Africa’s potato crop is exported to other countries in Southern Africa which do not allow the import of genetically modified food; and cites health concerns as there are records of some consumers reacting badly to foods modified with B. thuringiensis genes.Year of the PotatoThe United Nations has declared 2008 as the International Year of the Potato. The plant was first cultivated some 7 000 years ago in the Lake Titicaca region of Peru, in the Andes mountains 3 800m above sea level, where inhabitants began domesticating wild potato plants that grew around the lake.Besides wheat, maize and rice, the cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the world’s major food crops and a staple for millions of people across the globe. It belongs to the Solanaceae, or nightshade family of flowering plants, and shares the genus Solanum with at least 1 000 other species, including tomato and eggplant.Farmers in developing countries are particularly hard hit by the potato tuber moth, especially as crops often lie in storage to be eaten at a later stage or for future planting – this makes them more susceptible to tuber moth attacks. The moth can completely devastate a crop in storage or vast areas of crops on the land. Commercial potato growers are not as badly off because they have more sophisticated storage facilities and their potatoes are processed quickly.Potato tuber moths lay eggs on the plant surface and their larvae burrow into the potatoes, causing immense damage. SpuntaG2 is completely resistant to the destructive pest on the land and under storage conditions. Armed with this extra method of tuber moth control, potato farmers can look forward to reduced costs and a healthier environment, says the ARC.In Africa, Egypt is the top potato-producing nation, with South Africa sharing second place along with Algeria and Malawi, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksAgricultural Research FoundationDepartment of AgriculturePotatoes South AfricaAfrican Centre for BiosafetyPotato Grower MagazineInternational Year of the PotatoWorld Potato CongressBacillus thuringiensis
Syne. (Large preview)Syne is a type family designed by Bonjour Monde for the visual identity of Synesthésie, an art center close to Paris. It consists of five distinct styles, amplifying the notion of structural differentiation within a font family: Syne Extra is a wide, heavy weight intended for use at large sizes, Syne Regular is a geometric sans with short ascenders and descenders (visible in the lowercase ‘g’ among others), complemented with a wider bold style, an italic in a handwritten style and a monospaced with a distorted look. Updated just days ago, Syne now comes with more alternates, a set of brand new accents, and a variable font version.Download Syne →Suggested Font PairingsThe particularity of this typeface is that you can play with its different styles, and create fresh and atypical associations among them. For instance, Syne Extra does wonder for titles and headlines, and works well with Syne Regular for body copy.Use CaseSyne was recently used by WeTransfer to present the results of their Ideas Report 2018, making extensive use of the typeface’s five different cuts on the website of the report and on its beautiful PDF companion. Space Grotesk in use. View full website. (Large preview) Wremena in use. View full website. (Large preview)That’s It For Now!While I’ve included great examples of how these free fonts can be used, there are many more on Typewolf and Fonts in Use. And if you’d like to discover new, high-quality free and open source fonts, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter Fresh Fonts.All works and screenshots are property of their respective owners. (ah, yk, il)From our sponsors: 7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them VG5000. (Large preview)Named after the VG 5000, a computer created by Phillips in 1984, this typeface playfully combines pixelated and curved strokes, blurring the lines between old and new digital shapes. It also includes many early emojis and pictograms from the VG 5000’s original set, allowing you to create unexpected combinations. Moreover, the typeface comes with contemporary gender inclusive characters for the French language, replacing pronouns “il” and “elle” (“he” and “she”) with the neutral “iel”, and providing an alternative to gendered words by combining their masculine and feminine versions.Download VG5000 →Suggested Font PairingsBecause of its pixelated details, and to remain truthful to its origins, I would suggest pairing VG5000 with a monospaced font, for example League Mono, which is also open source. Alternatively, you could decide to pair it with the sans or serif version of Input, or with a semi-proportional typeface like ETC Trispace, which is also free.Use CaseFrench design studio Brand Brothers put VG5000 to use for the visual identity of Les Halles de la Cartoucherie, a new, versatile space dedicated to cultural, artistic and gastronomic activities in Toulouse. Paired with a custom, grid-based logo that represents the structure of the space, VG5000 was used both at large and small sizes on print materials, on the website of the space and even on its walls, using VG5000’s pixelated arrows for its wayfinding system. Wremena in use. View full website. (Large preview) HomeWeb Design7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them Syne in use. View full website. (Large preview)VG5000 Le Murmure in use. View full website. (Large preview)Reforma Gangster Grotesk in use. (Large preview)Le Murmure Reforma. (Large preview)Reforma is a bespoke typeface designed by PampaType for the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina, an educational institution more than 400 years old. The typeface is composed of three subfamilies: Reforma 1918, a classic Serif, Reforma 2018, a modern Sans, and Reforma 1969, an intermediate hybrid that combines the qualities of the other two (subtle modulation and flare serifs). I find all three subfamilies to adapt well to a wide range of bodies, from display to immersive text, and each one of them comes in three weights, with matching italics.Download Reforma →Suggested Font PairingsThis typeface allows for interesting combinations among its different styles. The most obvious would be to use Reforma Sans for display use and to pair it with its serif counterpart for body text. However, I would encourage you to do something more original and try it the other way around, using the serif for titling.Use CaseGraphic designer Étienne Pouvreau chose Reforma for the creation of the annual programs of the two Caf family centers of the Loir-et-Cher department in France. The booklets feature Reforma 1918 (the serif) for the headings, in italic, and Reforma 2018 (the sans) for the titles, subtitles and body text. Space Grotesk. (Large preview)The new foundry of Florian Karsten is behind this versatile, geometric sans serif. Derived from Space Mono, a monospaced typeface designed by Colophon Foundry for Google Fonts in 2016, Space Grotesk kept the nerdy charm of its predecessor and its particular retro-future voice. Available in five weights, Space Grotesk is well-suited for a wide range of uses, from body text to bold headlines. In addition, it comes with five sets of alternate letters, the third one (SS03) removing the connections between the diagonal strokes of uppercase A, M, N, V, W, and lowercase v, w, y — which can be particularly effective to create distinctive headlines.Download Space Grotesk →Suggested Font PairingsAs one would guess, Space Grotesk pairs well with Colophon Foundry’s Space Mono, the typeface it was derived from, which is also open source and free to use. Alternatively, if you’d like to pair it with a serif typeface, I would recommend one with pointy serifs and sharp details, such as Fortescue, or Wremena, which is also free to use (see below).Use CaseLittle & Big, a web design and development studio based in Sydney, Australia, chose Space Grotesk as the body text font for their website, including on blog entries, header and footer. They decided to pair it with Verona Serial, giving the website a professional, yet playful look and feel. Syne in use. View full website. (Large preview) Reforma in use. View full booklet. (Large preview)Space Grotesk Gangster Grotesk. (Large preview)Download Gangster Grotesk →Suggested Font PairingsWhen applying Gangster Grotesk to titles, the quirky grotesque pairs well with low x-height serifs for text settings, such as FF Atma. Used at small point sizes instead, pairing Gangster Grotesk with Le Murmure (see below) offers the right mix of character and neutrality.Use CaseGangster Grotesk excels in punchy designs with strong colors when it’s asked to render strings of text, for example on this flyer designed by Tokyo-based Juri Okita for Pells Coffee. VG5000 in use. View full project. (Large preview)Wremena VG5000 in use. View full project. (Large preview) Le Murmure in use. View full website. (Large preview) 7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use ThemYou are here: Le Murmure. (Large preview)Recently awarded a Certificate of Typographic Excellence by the Type Directors Club, Le Murmure was commissioned by French design agency Murmure to renew their brand image. Drawing inspiration from magazine titling fonts, Le Murmure is a condensed sans serif with an interesting mismatch between its characters, making it especially distinctive for use at large sizes. Its height and the singularity of its shapes provide elegance while conveying notions of experimentation and creativity. Le Murmure comes with many — even more — original alternate letters, and there is even a stylistic set that ‘randomizes’ all alternates for you (SS08).Download Le Murmure →Suggested Font PairingsUsed as a titling font, Le Murmure can pair well with a sans serif with warm curves, like Standard CT, or with a sans that has more pronounced irregularities, like Dinamo’s Prophet.Use CaseMarrakesh’s Untitled Duo picked Le Murmure for the headlines of their studio’s website, complemented with Classic Sans for the navigation, which they also used at smaller size for the body text. Wremena. (Large preview)Wremena is a serif typeface designed by Roman Gornitsky and published by Moscow-based foundry Typefaces of The Temporary State. Its design was based on Vremena, a free typeface by the same designer, but it features more pronounced triangular serifs and sharper angles, which become even more visible in heavier weights. Wremena is available in three styles (Light, Regular and Bold) without italics but with support for the Latin and Cyrillic scripts. Because of its similarities with Times New Roman, Wremena can be used as a free, more contemporary alternative to the ever-popular typeface.Download Wremena →Suggested Font PairingsA good tip to find pairings for a specific font is to browse the library of typefaces created by the same designer, as they often pair well together. This is especially true in this case, as Roman Gornitsky designed two sans serifs that are great matches for Wremena: Nowie Vremena, with its distinctive lowercase ‘g’, and more recently, Steinbeck, a lively font with intentional irregularities.Use CaseThe Jewish Museum of Moscow is behind Russian Spleen, a picturesque interactive web project that explores how Russian landscape painter Isaac Levitan impacted the 20th-century cinematography. Designer Pavel Kedich decided to typeset the website in Steinbeck (used at large sizes) and Wremena (here used for captions). Both fonts being multi-script, they allow the website to be available in English and Russian languages. Space Grotesk in use. View full website. (Large preview)Syne Posted on 17th July 2019Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share 7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them 7 Gorgeous Free And Open-Source Typefaces And When To Use Them Noemi Stauffer 2019-07-17T14:00:59+02:00 2019-07-17T12:35:59+00:00To facilitate your font picking and pairing process, I’ve included examples of how these typefaces have been put to use recently, as well as a few pairing ideas. Enjoy and don’t forget to ping me on Twitter to show me how you’ve used them — I’d love to see it!Gangster GroteskDesigned by Adrien Midzic, Gangster Grotesk is a contemporary grotesque with angled terminal strokes that slightly curve inward. Because of these quirky individual touches, the typeface brings a unique flavor to headlines and posters when used at large sizes. Its low contrast and slightly condensed width make it a good choice for body copy and other texts of small type sizes as well.The font family comes in three weights, from Light to Bold, with stylistic alternates, including a loopy expressive ampersand. Gangster Grotesk is offered for free when signing up for the Fresh Fonts newsletter. Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019
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Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges With the match-ups now set, Pingris’ focus is on Star’s cohesion as it seeks to further develop its teamwork in the quarters with reinforcement Kristofer Acox in tow.“What’s important here is the chemistry we’re building. We changed imports so he needs to understand our games and know that it’s always going to be our defense which will help us win games,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Even if we’re twice-to-win, I want Ginebra,” said the energetic forward.Pingris has no problems even if the odds will be stacked against the Hotshots knowing that their team will be tested early, and what better opponent to have than the reigning Governors’ Cup champion to gauge themselves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a great feeling to play because you’ll be facing a strong team. If you can’t beat them, how can you be a champion? It’s better to face a strong team early,” he said.Since coach Tim Cone left for the Gin Kings, the Purefoods franchise are 4-10 against its fierce rival and has lost its last four duels. Fajardo takes blame for SMB loss to Bolts View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGES“To be the best, you have to beat the best.”And that’s exactly what Marc Pingris wants Star to do as he wishes for a collision course with defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans MOST READ Pingris went to as far as comparing the meeting to a championship series.“Every time we face Ginebra, we feel like we’re in the Finals. The history is there with Manila Clasico and a lot of fans are watching.”Pingris, though, will have to wait until the finals for his dream matchup to come true and given that both teams survive their respective quarterfinals and semifinals duels.Meralco’s 104-101 victory over San Miguel in the final eliminations game on Sunday propelled Ginebra to the No. 3 spot and Star to four.The Gin Kings will face the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen in the playoffs, while the Hotshots will have an early rematch with the NLEX Road Warriors, whom they beat 101-93 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games
Mauricio Pochettino was a happy man as his Tottenham Hotspur side defeated Arsenal 1-0 at the Wembley stadium.He said he was proud of his side’s performance in their north London derby victory over Arsenal on Saturday but challenged his players to keep their fine form going.WATCHSpurs were comfortable for the majority of the match at Wembley and should really have won by a more comfortable margin, having wasted several chances in the second half.Mauricio: “It was amazing. The performance was fantastic.” #COYS pic.twitter.com/ihHAkzupa1Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 10, 2018However, Spurs had to survive late Arsenal pressure to take their tally from matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal to seven — form which moves them up to third in the Premier League table.”We feel very proud. The performance was fantastic,” Pochettino said. “The team played so well. The first 25-30 minutes of the second half we played amazing football and created a lot of chances.”I am very pleased with our players. We have to keep going.The Spurs boss added: “It is important for the belief of the team (to take seven points in those three games). Football is about trust, confidence and belief. Another clean sheet is good.The thoughts of today’s match-winner after another big result in the #NorthLondonDerby this afternoon! #COYS pic.twitter.com/WJHY8OHXdITottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 10, 2018″I am so pleased because this was a key period to fight for the top four. The Champions League is a competition that excites us and the fans.”advertisement
By @JulianTFAMountfort Park, Manurewa, New ZealandIn warm conditions at Mountfort Park, South Auckland in New Zealand, it was an emphatic straight sets start to the Australian campaign at this yearâ€™s Youth Trans-Tasman Series; winners in all three of the â€˜juniorâ€™ divisions on the opening morning.The Australian Under 18â€™s Mixed team got the ball rolling early in a close encounter prevailing 7-5, followed by wins to both the girls and boys 18â€™s teams 7-3 and 4-1 respectively.In relative new surrounds for most of the Australian contingent, Touch Football Australia CEO, Colm Maguire is particularly pleased and in admiration of the performances thus far of the teams away from home.â€œI am very happy with the start as Iâ€™m sure all coaches and players are here,â€ Maguire said in the break of play between the 18â€™s and 20â€™s fixtures.â€œItâ€™s always great to get the first games underway and good to get those wins early, naturally. Particularly against some very good opposition with the New Zealand youth sides who have improved significantly,â€ he said.â€œYou could see the anticipation on the (Australian) players faces prior to these opening matches,â€ he said â€œit means a lot to them playing away from home and it showed in the opening performances.â€œReally looking forward now to the 20â€™s matches and tomorrow of course for games two across each of the divisions.Tune in to the live streaming courtesy of Maori Television and follow the scores and news online and via TFAâ€™s social media channels.Related LinksStraight Sets
zoom 2017 should be a year of small profits for most container carriers but there will be very little room for error, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.The short-term outlook for the container shipping lines looks good as the worst seems to have passed, Drewry said.Drewry initially expected industry operating losses to be in the realm of around USD 5 billion in 2016. However, given a better than expected fourth-quarter, when carriers collectively just about broke-even, combined with favourable revisions to both Drewry’s loaded container and average revenue per TEU estimates, Drewry believes industry operating losses in 2016 were closer to USD 3.5bn.The freight rates are continuing to slowly climb off the floor and the demand is recovering in 2017.However, Drewry warns that it would not take too much – say a sudden spike in bunker costs or more rate wars in the key trading corridors – to condemn the carriers to another loss-making year.Taking a longer view, with fewer competitors thanks to the recent M&A wave and the ability to manipulate the supply and demand balance more in their favour through newbuild delays, there is a big upside there for the taking. Whether they do or not is another matter, Drewry said.Last year was a bad one for ocean carriers, but as painful as it might have been, it did give the industry the wake-up call it needed to mend some of its ways. The days of propping up failing carriers need to be a thing of the past, Drewry said.
New Delhi: Delhi BJP Vice-President Shazia Ilmi on Monday held a press conference in response to a complaint filed by the Aam Aadmi Party objecting to her and Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari’s attendance as chief guests at a programme to be held on April 17. The complaint was filed to the Election Commission after the BJP leaders were invited to attend a programme at the India Islamic Cultural Centre as chief guests.Addressing the media, Shazia said that this complaint from the opposition shows their frustration as a reaction to the rising popularity of the BJP. She said, “The Aam Aadmi Party is so much afraid of this programme going to be held on April 17 that they have hatched a conspiracy with the opposition to stop it.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShe added that the programme, held by the Talim Sansthan in association with Union Bank of India and the National Stock Exchange was to focus on better education for Muslims, empowering women, and other social issues. Shazia said that the organisation has held 35 programmes in the last five years and that all of them focused on socio-economic problems faced by economically weaker sections of the society. Insinuating that the Kejriwal-led AAP is fearful of defeat in the upcoming polls, Shazia raised doubts as to why the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is trying to bar them from attending the programme. “The Aam Aadmi Party is playing the politics of Muslim appeasement by giving communal color to an ordinary programme. This must be condemned,” she said.