TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index dipped into the red Monday as minor U.S. stock movements saw Wall Street hit a new record high.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 4.47 points to 15,802.7.The commodity-heavy TSX had been up earlier in the trading day, with some of the lift coming from rising oil prices, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at Holliswealth.The November crude contract climbed 42 cents to US$51.87 per barrel amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iraqi federal forces moved into the disputed city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields, prompting a withdrawal by Kurdish forces.“Oil was up quite a bit because of what’s been happening in Iraq — Iraq being the no. 2 producer of oil in OPEC,” Small said.South of the border, New York stock indices extended their record-setting run into a sixth straight week.The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 85.24 points to 22,956.96. The S&P 500 index inched up 4.47 points to 2,557.64 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 18.21 points to 6,624.01.While Monday was a relatively light day for earnings, the pace is slated to pick up on Tuesday and into next week, when the bulk of S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report quarterly results.“Obviously earnings are very key until we get the next political catalyst such as tax reform,” said Small.“Is the market expensive? I think that’s the question everybody is looking at,” he said. “I don’t think it’s extremely expensive. I don’t think it’s cheap but I think it’s fairly valued.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.81 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract gave back $1.60 to US$1,303.00 an ounce.The November natural gas contract was down five cents at US$2.95 per mmBTU and the December copper contract was up 11 cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.
Rabat- The two Moroccan homosexuals arrested earlier this month for kissing at the esplanade of Hassan Tower in Rabat were sentenced to four months in prison for violating “public modesty”.Mohsine Naeme and Lahcen Boudami were taking pictures near the Hassan Tower when they were arrested by the police for allegedly kissing each other.A statement from the Ministry of Interior linked the pair’s arrest to the topless protest staged by “feminist” group Femen in the esplanade of the Hassan Tower. The two Femen activists protested against the criminalization of homosexuality in Morocco in the exact same location by kissing each other. They were later arrested and deported from the country.Originally from Casablanca, Naeme, 25, and Boudami, 38, were also ordered by the Rabat’s Court of First Instance to pay a MAD 500 fine.Their trial prompted an advocacy group to launch an international petition calling for their release. By Tuesday the petition had been signed by 70 000 people.According to article 489 of Morocco’s penal code, homosexuality is punishable by six months to three years imprisonment.
1 May 2007After returning from a weeklong visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today that the UN must continue its partnership with the two countries in helping them meet the development challenges ahead. Regarding the DRC, Ms. Migiro said that President Joseph Kabila told her in their meeting that his Government is cognizant of the need to improve governance, build infrastructure and provide social services.The two also discussed how the DRC could meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight targets aimed to slash social ills, including extreme poverty and hunger, by 2015.She said Mr. Kabila particularly voiced hope for the UN’s assistance in promoting the process of reintegration of former rebels.The Republic of Congo, which is currently in the midst of preparing for elections, is also rebuilding after civil war and is trying to consolidate stability, Ms. Migiro noted.In her discussions with Prime Minister Ifidoru Mvouba, they talked about the relationship between the country and the UN system, as well as efforts made in the areas of development and governance, she said.In response to reporters’ questions, the Deputy Secretary-General reiterated how important the issue of development is to her and how she believes that UN system-wide reform is “about making the United Nations deliver more efficiently, deliver better, and also making good use of resources.”She added that she will also use her position to advocate other matters relating to development, including gender equality and issues relating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.Asked whether the UN should take a stance against “the Gambian President’s claim he can cure AIDS himself and kicking out any kind of United Nations people who suggest otherwise,” Ms. Migiro said the UN Development Programme (UNDP) had made clear “that there was no scientific proof that this could work.”She added that the incident was “not something which was very pleasant for the United Nations, but, on the other hand, I don’t think that there is a way that one can force somebody’s presence there.”
HONG KONG — Several thousand people are marching in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.Saturday’s march passed by temporarily shuttered pharmacies and cosmetic shops that are popular with Chinese tourists and traders who bring goods back to sell in the mainland.Huge demonstrations in the past month against a proposal to change extradition laws are reawakening other movements in the city. Thousands marched last weekend against middle-aged mainland women who sing and dance somewhat provocatively in a public park, receiving tips from older men.The protests have a common refrain: Hong Kong’s government is not addressing citizen concerns.The city’s leader, Carrie Lam, has pledged to listen to the people, but many protesters want her to resign.The Associated Press
The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the Ten-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) introduced at the World Travel Market in London this week will be spearheaded by the UNWTO, the Governments of France, Morocco and the Republic of Korea, with the support of UN Environment Programme (UNEP). “This important initiative is about steering the industry onto a truly sustainable path — one that echoes to the challenge of our time: namely the fostering of a global Green Economy that thrives on the interest, rather than the capital,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner in a statement . It is estimated that by 2030, there will be 1.8 billion international tourism arrivals annually. If not sustainably managed, tourism can deplete natural resources leading to water shortages, loss of biodiversity, land degradation and contribute to climate change and pollution. Tourism’s contribution to global warming is estimated at 5 per cent of global CO2 emissions.“As tourism continues to grow, so too will the pressures on the environment and wildlife. Without proper management and protection, as well as investments in greening the sector, ecosystems and thousands of magnificent species will suffer,” Mr. Steiner said.UNEP’s 2011 Green Economy Report revealed that under a “business-as-usual” scenario, projected tourism growth rates to 2050 will result in increases in energy consumption by 154 per cent, greenhouse gas emissions by 131 per cent, water consumption by 152 per cent, and solid waste disposal by 251 per cent.UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said, “As the leading organization for tourism, the World Tourism Organization seeks to maximize tourism’s contribution to development while minimizing its negative impacts.”Already, in the Galapagos Islands and Palau, visitors pay an entry tax to protected areas, which are sometimes referred to as ‘green fees.’ The revenues generated from these fees – which in Palau’s case is $1.3 million annually since 2009 – are used to support conservation and sustainable human development.The 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme will aim to achieve major shifts in tourism policies and stimulate greater sustainability within the tourism supply chain. A collaborative initiative, the programme aims to improve resource efficiency, management effectiveness, and the use of new technologies to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns in this key sector.Meanwhile, the three countries leading the initiative have already taken steps to promote sustainable tourism. As the most visited tourism destination in the world receiving 85 million tourists a year, France recognizes sustainable tourism as fundamental to preserving its heritage.And Morocco is hoping to capitalize on its natural and cultural advantages in a way that will yield the most sustainable social and economic benefits to all Moroccans. The Government of the Republic of Korea has already integrated principles of sustainability into its tourism policies and is accelerating programme implementation nationally.The 10YFP was established after Heads of State, meeting at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) conference in 2012, agreed that sustainable consumption production was a cornerstone of development, and an important contributor to poverty alleviation and the transition to low-carbon green economies.
IRISH TRAINER GERARD Butler has been banned from racing for five years over doping offences, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced today.The 47-year-old, who is based in Newmarket, admitted to seven charges at an inquiry after nine horses in his care tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.Butler had claimed that veterinary surgeons had assured him that the substance was legal, but the BHA said he was culpable of “an appalling breach of his duty to look after the interests of the horses in his care”.He had previously admitted to using a steroid called Sungate, which is a treatment for joint pain, but at the hearing he revealed that he had used a substance called Rexogin, which is 10 times more concentrated.The BHA panel heard that Butler administered Rexogin to four horses using a method of injection reserved for qualified vets.“Butler’s behaviour in administering the injections was consistent with the underhand and covert manner in which he purchased the drug,” the BHA panel said.It added: “Butler’s evidence revealed an appalling dereliction of his duty as a licensed trainer.By his own admission, Butler kept no clear financial records or any invoice from the purchase of the Rexogin, he did not have the horses properly assessed prior to their treatment and made no recording in his medication records having injected the horses.“He used junior stable staff to help him who would not question his actions and deceived his senior stable staff and kept from them important information about the treatment given to the horses.”Butler’s suspension follows the eight-year ban handed to Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni in April after he was found guilty of doping horses in what was the biggest drugs scandal ever to have hit the sport.- © AFP 2013On-field foray was ‘inexcusable’, admits Steelers’ boss TomlinAmateur golfer plays crazy escape shot off a fence… to within a couple of feet
Feb 27th 2017, 7:11 AM Image: Brian Lawless Short URL Inquiry into garda whistleblower scandal to begin this morning Opening statements are expected this morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7,123 Views Share Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3260898 11 Comments Image: Brian Lawless Monday 27 Feb 2017, 7:11 AM THE PUBLIC INQUIRY set up to investigate claims that Sergeant Maurice McCabe was subjected to a smear campaign at the behest of garda management will begin today.The Disclosures Tribunal, which is being chaired by Supreme Court justice Peter Charleton, is expected to hear its first statements this morning less than two weeks since its terms of reference were published.While the tribunal is expected to begin today, it is understood that it may be a matter of weeks before any witnesses are called to give any evidence.Judge Charleton will make his opening statements at a public meeting at Dublin Castle at 9,30am.In total, 16 things will be investigated.Charleton will investigate whether there is any pattern of Tusla files being created in relation to whistleblowers, and them subsequently being used to discredit those members.As well as Tusla, garda contacts with the HSE, media, members of the government and state bodies will be looked at, as will telephone and text message contacts between David Taylor and former Commissioner Martin Callinan and his successor, Nóirín O’Sullivan.All electronic and paper files held by gardaí on McCabe will also be investigated.The tribunal is due to issue an interim report to the Justice Minister three months after it is established. Twenty days into witness testimony, Charleton will also inform the minister on its progress, its likely duration, the number of parties represented so far and any other matters that the Houses of the Oireachtas should be aware of.Read: ‘Only a Dub would bring this in’: Rural Ireland angry with plan for drink drivers to get automatic ban >Read: A summer of passport queue chaos? Calls to address ‘understaffing’ at Dublin Airport > By Garreth MacNamee
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, is hosting his annual Mars Conference again, an invite-only event that showcases many “nerdy” innovations, including flying robots, electric multicopters, and rocket engines.The conference, which is taking place in Palm Springs, California this week, celebrates quirky technology in the sectors of machine learning, automation, robotics, and space (MARS), CNBC reported. The aim of the Mars Conference is to advance new technology ideas, enable attendees to engage with high-tech gadgets, and discuss how these four fields will impact the future.Thank you @FestoAG, but bigger please…. I want to get on! #ThinkBig #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/uXqvkf623B— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) March 19, 2019This year, Bezos opened the Mars Conference by taking “my new dog,” Boston Dynamics’ latest electric quadruped SpotMini robot dog, out for a quick stroll on the grounds, TechCrunch noted.Taking my new dog for a walk at the #MARS2018 conference. #BostonDynamics pic.twitter.com/vE6CXrvV3o— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) March 19, 2018However, this wasn’t all: The Mars Conference, which doesn’t allow press in, only gives fans a sneak peek of what’s happening via tweets. Attendees shared some cool insights from the invite-only event on Twitter.Star Wars actor Mark Hamill discussed robot sidekicks.#MARS2019 – where dreams come true! Talking robot sidekicks with the Master. pic.twitter.com/xlvCbI64pD— dor skuler (@dorskuler) March 19, 2019Bezos went for a ride in Hexa’s electric, single-passenger multicoptor.It’s Hexa! At the Palm Springs sir museum! #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/eOT57KAI19— Lindy Elkins-Tanton (@ltelkins) March 19, 2019Attendees experienced an “out of this world” feeling with NASA’s Orion spacecraft simulator.Checking out the @NASA #orion spacecraft simulator at #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/xnujSi67aR— Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike) March 18, 2019Meet Centauro, the robot that can be your next yoga buddy.Robots…#Centauro robot yoga…1/2 #MARS2019 pic.twitter.com/h3z2CGhCSV— Lindy Elkins-Tanton (@ltelkins) March 18, 2019Blue Origin’s massive rocket engine was on display outside.Just touching a @blueorigin rocket that was launched and returned FIVE times #MARS2019 @amazon pic.twitter.com/X2XunYZeAV— Natalya Bailey (@natalya926) March 18, 2019Even though the “secret” Mars Conference is in session, it will be interesting to see which “geeky” devices will be advancing machine learning, automation, robotics, and space in coming years.More on Geek.com:Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos Accuses ‘National Enquirer’ of BlackmailAmazon Lets Prime Members Choose Weekly Delivery DateMan Delivering Amazon Package Steals Puppy, Gets Caught By App Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on target
New Delhi: Emergency services have resumed at several government hospitals in Delhi in some relief to patients, even as resident doctors continued their strike for the third consecutive day on Saturday against the National Medical Commission Bill. The doctors have been boycotting work and demonstrating over certain provisions of the Bill since Thursday. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us Heavy police presence was seen around the AIIMS campus in Delhi and Safdarjung Hospital, located across the road after protestors got agitated following a warning issued by the Medical Superintendent of the Safdarjung Hospital. “I have been asked by the Ministry to inform you that if the striking doctors do not resume their duties immediately, strict punitive action like suspension/termination of services, vacation of hostel accommodation will be initiated immediately against all striking doctors,” said Medical Superintendent Sunil Gupta in a letter addressed to the hospital’s Resident Doctor’s Association president. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us Safdarjung Hospital’s emergency services are still affected, hospital staff said. A senior police official said the “situation is under control as of now” and police is trying to maintain peace and control the traffic situation in the area. Doctors of several associations have been expressing reservations over certain provisions of the bill and allege that these are “anti-poor, anti-student and undemocratic”. Advertise With Us Those striking also include members of resident doctors’ association of RML Hospital and those attached with the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) and United Resident Doctors’ Association (URDA). However, around midnight, most of the RDAs announced that they have resumed emergency services. From Saturday, a few Delhi government-run hospitals also resumed all the services, officials said. Resident doctors at Dr Hedgewar Aarogya Sansthan in east Delhi’s Shahdara, which gets a lot of outstation patients, went on strike on Friday morning and on Saturday resumed services, a senior official said. Scores of doctors at other facilities, meanwhile, continued their strike on Saturday, two days after the passage of the NMC Bill in the Rajya Sabha. “The AIIMS RDA and SU (students union) stand steadfast in our decision to continue the ongoing indefinite strike against certain provisions of the NMC Bill along with medical fraternity across the nation. “However, keeping in mind the interests of the patient community the emergency services have been resumed,” the AIIMS RDA said in a statement. Doctors have been raising concerns regarding the role of community health providers (CHP) vis-a-vis a trained doctor, and the NEXT (National Exit Examination). The AIIMS RDA further said, “We once again appeal to the lawmakers across the party lines to discuss and see to it that our concerns are addressed when the bill is reintroduced in Lok Sabha for ratification of official amendments made by Rajya Sabha, without which we will be forced to withdraw residents from emergency services once again”. Patients at AIIMS, LNJP Hospital and several other facilities had faced a harrowing time in the past two days in accessing medical care, many of whom had come from neighbouring cities. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has appealed to the striking doctors to resume work, saying the bill was in the “interest” of the doctors and patients. The health minister made the appeal during a meeting with a delegation of resident doctors from AIIMS, and various other associations on Friday.
The two captainsTwitter/Cricket World CupIt’s a very big home summer for England’s cricket team. Not only are they playing the World Cup at home, but also hosting an Ashes series after it. The rivalry between the oldest Test-playing nations in the world will renew in the Test format a few weeks later but the face-off has already began with the Aussies defeating England in a league stage match earlier in the World Cup.But now, the two sides square off in a contest that is far more important – a World Cup semi-final. It can be recalled that way back in 2004, England registered a surprise win over Australia in the Champions Trophy semi-final – held in England. This victory was regarded by England’s then coach, Duncan Fletcher, as the turning point in the two team’s rivalry and the beginning of England’s ascendancy which culminated in the team’s Ashes-winning performance next year.But this match is in no danger of being seen only as a precursor of Ashes. Both sides are extremely motivated to win the World Cup. England are even more so, because they have never won the trophy and have been preparing for it meticulously since their debacle in the previous edition, held in Australia. So, we are all set for a brilliant match to decide who advances to the all-important final.Let’s now proceed to looking at the biggest factors that will influence the outcome of the game:The tossIn this World Cup, the toss has proved to be really important with only two successful chases of over-250 scores in this tournament. England came into the event as a side that prefers chasing even if the target is over 350. However, their chasing ability completely deserted them in the last few weeks. The hosts lost three matches while batting second while Australia’s two losses also came in pursuit of 300+ scores. So, the pressure of chasing in this World Cup has proven to be too hard to bear for most teams. Hence, the side that wins the toss and bats first should have a clear advantage. Starc’s contest with English openers would be interesting to watchChris Hyde/Getty ImagesEnglish openers vs Aussies seamersOne of the reasons for England’s great success in ODI cricket over the years has been their destructive batting at the top of the order. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have once again shown their ability as aggressive batsmen. But against the new ball, that too, bowled by Mitchell Starc and co., attacking batting won’t be easy. So, the contest between the English openers with the bat and Australian bowlers, especially Starc, at the top of the innings would be crucial. Whoever wins that battle may go on to win the match.Lyon vs England batsmenNathan Lyon has become one of the best bowlers in this World Cup. Despite being kept out of the side for the first few matches, the offie was brought back into the team in place of Adam Zampa. Since then, he has been brilliant and has shown his class as a bowler who can both pick wickets and keep the scoring down. But England like to go after spinners, therefore, the contest between Lyon and English batsmen would be riveting. Being a high-quality off-spinner, the 31-year old Aussie would use his ability to beat the batsmen in flight to counter his opponents. How the English batsmen counter it would be worth watching. Morgan has been out to the short ball twice in this tournamentReutersMorgan’s vulnerability against short ballsEoin Morgan isn’t just the captain of the English team, he is also one of their important middle-order batsmen. However, he has been twice dismissed by short deliveries that he tried to pull. This suggests that he is a bit of a compulsive hooker who struggles when a bouncer is directed at his body. In the match against Australia, Morgan was removed by a sharp bouncer from Starc. The English captain can expect more of that from the Australian bowlers. How Morgan deals with them is crucial. Whether he ducks, sways or hooks the ball, Morgan needs to figure out a way. Otherwise, he wouldn’t contribute much to England’s batting.PitchThe pitch is always important in a cricket match but it could be even more so in the second semi-final. England have been a terrific side in good batting conditions. However, they have shown the inability to play differently when the conditions demand it. If the pitch is a bit difficult for the batsmen – whether it is slower or bouncier – then the hosts may not know how to change their approach. They may lose wickets in playing their natural aggressive way which is not conducive to the pitch. So, the pitch, which is prepared by ICC and not the home board, will have a huge bearing on the game.
BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been denied permission for visiting its founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Tuesday on the occasion of the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’, reports UNB.Talking to reporters at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Monday night, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “We’re yet to get permission to visit our founder’s grave. Section 144 has been imposed in the areas and it’ll remain enforce until 11:00pm on Wednesday.”Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure stipulates that a magistrate may direct any person or group to abstain from a certain act if there is a possibility that such act may create a disturbance of the public tranquillity, or a riot, or an affray. He said now it is uncertain whether they can go to Zia’s grave located in the parliament complex where the 63rd conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is being held.Fakhrul, however, said they will definitely observe the programme when the 144 will be lifted.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia together with party leaders and activists was scheduled to place wreaths at Zia’s grave at 10:00am on Tuesday, marking the ‘civil-military uprising’ on 7 November 1975.The party also deferred its Wednesday’s rally at Suhrawardy Udyan to Saturday due to the ongoing 63rd CPA conference.It has now sought permission for staging the programme on 11 November instead of 8 November, said party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday.On this day in 1975, amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment.BNP has chalked out a 10-day programme to observe the day in a befitting manner. Some other political parties and different socio-cultural organisations will also observe the day from different perspectives.
For the first time in the history of Northern Railway, a professional theatre group has been roped in to educate the public about safety precautions to be adhered to at Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLC). The scope of their performance would include Nukkad Nataks on stations, nearby villages, Gram Panchayats on this section. This is going to be a pilot project on a 200 Kms stretch and further proliferation on other sections would depend upon the response observed on this section. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’These Nataks are designed to make people aware about other safety hazards like trespassing, roof riding which are seen to result into substantial avoidable fatalities. In the recent past, accidents have occurred as people have been carelessly crossing railway tracks with ear phones plugged in due to which they were unable to anticipate the approaching train.Though it is the endeavour of Indian Railways is to minimize train accidents including level crossing gate accidents, even then a large number of casualties take place at level crossing gate accidents which is matter of serious concern for the Indian Railways. In total there are about 242 UMLCs on Delhi Division. On 23 October last year, there was an accident at an UMLC gate where all three adults of a family in a car died in the accident leaving behind a lone child survivor.Anurag Sachan, Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, said that this campaign was a part of ongoing efforts to create public awareness. He appealed to the people that they must not indulge into dangerous activities such as trespassing over railway tracks, travelling on foot boards, buffers, couplers and roof top of train coaches, cross the UMLCs carelessly and to stay safe and co-operate with Railways.
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WebExtensions still on track for Firefox 48 by Martin Brinkmann on April 30, 2016 in Firefox – 18 commentsWebExtensions, a new browser API for Firefox that Mozilla wants add-on developers to focus on once it has been released, is still on track for a Firefox 48 release.Mozilla announced the push towards WebExtensions back in mid-2015 and made the decision back then to model the new API after Google’s Blink extension API.Mozilla has several reasons to develop a new API, including making it easier to port extensions from and to Google Chrome and Chromium-based web browsers, making the review process easier, and making add-ons more robust when it comes to browser updates.The initial announcement raised fear that Firefox’s superior add-on system would be severely limited with the release of WebExtensions since Mozilla announced that it would deprecate core features of the current system in the future as well.WebExtensions ProgressThe organization targets Firefox 48 for a first stable release of WebExtensions in the browser, and that goal has not changed yet.Mozilla Engineering Manager Andy McKay revealed yesterday that WebExtensions are still on their way towards a Firefox 48 release.He highlighted some of the progress that has been made by developers working on the implementation, and noted that the current state allowed an extensions such as Ghostery to be written as a web extension already.In Firefox 48 we pushed hard to make the WebRequest API a solid foundation for privacy and security add-ons such as Ghostery, RequestPolicy and NoScript. With the current implementation of the onErrorOccurred function, it is now possible for Ghostery to be written as a WebExtension.The first Firefox-only feature, reliable origin information, has been implemented as well which will benefit extensions such as uBlock Origin or NoScript when they are ported to the new API.NoScript users on top of that will benefit from requestBody support which, according to McKay, will improve the performance of NoScript’s XSS filter by the factor 20 or more in some cases.WebExtensions in Firefox 48It is certainly the case that WebExtensions won’t replicate all functionality of Firefox’s add-on system with the initial Firefox 48 release.If you look at the road map — a draft currently — you will notice that features won’t land in Firefox 48.Parity with Chrome’s Extensions API.Getting top 20 Chrome and Firefox add-ons to work with WebExtensions-Release of native.js prototype which allows add-on developers to access XPCOM or XUL among other things. You can check out this article on native.js or the bug listing on Bugzilla. One idea behind the feature is to monitor the use closely to add popular features used to the WebExtensions API.Mozilla landed a change recently that improves Chrome compatibility. Basically, it allows for Chrome extensions to be run in Firefox without manifest changes when they are loaded via about:debugging as temporary add-ons.One interesting and ironic side-effect of Mozilla’s WebExtensions implementation is that Firefox for Android users will be able to install (some) Chrome extensions in the web browser while Chrome users can’t.Firefox Nightly users who want to get a feel for WebExtensions can check out example extensions that Mozilla publishes on GitHub.Firefox 48 will be released on August 2, 2016.I’m cautiously optimistic about the implementation of WebExtensions. What about you?SummaryArticle NameWebExtensions still on track for Firefox 48DescriptionMozilla revealed that WebExtensions, a new API for extensions in Firefox, is still on track for an initial Firefox 48 release later this year.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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