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24 days ago​Chambers says Arsenal deserved more from Man Utd trip

first_img​Chambers says Arsenal deserved more from Man Utd tripby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Callum Chambers believes that his side were unlucky to not get three points at Old Trafford.The Gunners played out a drab 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Monday night.They equalised in the second half through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after a stunning first half strike from Scott McTominay gave the home side the lead.But they were unable to take any of the half chances that fell their way to win the game.”As a team I thought we played well, we put in a shift and I thought we created chances throughout the game,” Chambers told his club’s official website.”I think we’ve come off with mixed emotions. We know that Old Trafford isn’t an easy place to come, so when you come off the pitch feeling you could’ve won but get a draw, it’s not a bad result.”Their fans were making a lot of noise. In those moments we had to stay strong as a unit, as a team, and I think we did that.”We rode the storm and created our own chances, we put our own authority on the game as well. We came off feeling like we could’ve got something. It was a good, strong performance today.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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A Tailor Old As Time

first_img On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip How to Buy a Suit: 6 Simple Tips to Keep in Mind Every once in a while, a film comes out that really speaks our language and clings on to every fiber of our being – and that film is “Men of the Cloth” – a documentary that chronicles the decline of an important and historic art – the art of the tailor.In a world of fast and cheap clothing production – the tailor is an old-world luxury that is slowly becoming less and less accessible to the masses.The documentary explores the skills and savvy craftsmanship these artisans utilize to turn pieces of cloth into works of art.Director Vicky Vasilopoulis followed three humble accomplished master tailors – Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti – showing off their engineer-like skills, and weaving together their individual journeys and stories. Their passionate devotion to the age-old craft translates onto the big screen.Tailoring began with the Italian Renaissance – and by mid-20th century when ready to wear clothing and industrialization took over – many old world artisans suffered.This documentary explores how these three geniuses survive in their businesses – and their touching dedication to a dwindling craft.Rich details, sewing machines, intricate details, scissors slicing through fabric, all visually stunning.If you’re the kind of man who loves a good suit, loves the perfect fit, but also appreciates the work that goes into making it – you’ll want to see “Men of the Cloth”.Check out the film’s website here. http://menoftheclothfilm.com Editors’ Recommendations 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra last_img read more

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Police report possible meteor landing in northern Ontario

first_imgTHUNDER BAY, Ont. – Police in northern Ontario say a meteor may be responsible for a loud explosion that shook houses in a Thunder Bay neighbourhood earlier this week.Thunder Bay police say officers were dispatched to the area at about 11 p.m. Wednesday to investigate reports of the loud explosion.They say officers found a hole in the snow about 75 centimetres wide on the side of the road, with a pile of what appeared to be rock-like material.Officials say the area was checked and no footprints or vehicle tracks were found.Thunder Bay police say they have been in contact with Lakehead University and a professor from the geology department to examine the area.The force says it is believed it was a meteor from the Geminid Meteor shower, which peaked late Wednesday night until early Thursday morning.last_img read more

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US ramps up concern over BC pollution as eight senators write to

first_imgAmerican lawmakers are increasingly concerned about pollution from British Columbia mines contaminating waters in the United States.Eight U.S. senators have written a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan over the threat mines in his province pose to rivers flowing into American states.They say Canadian mines are badly assessed for their environmental impact and badly monitored once they are built.Americans have long been upset over pollution from coal mines in southern B.C., which leaves rivers flowing into the U.S. with contaminant levels up to 50 times higher than recommended.The letter, dated June 13, says four U.S. states receive water downstream from mines with poor oversight.Last year, Americans on the panel that regulates cross-border waters said Canadian members blocked the release of information on contaminants that are many times above guideline levels.The letter is signed by both Republicans and Democrats.It is copied to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and four federal cabinet ministers.  The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Torontos arts and culture community is getting a big break from city

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook City council has voted to reduce property taxes by 50 per cent for some culture hubs and creative spaces.With these spaces facing significant increases in property assessments in recent years, much like businesses on Yonge St, Councillor Joe Cressy (Trinity-Spadina) led the effort to establish a new tax subclass to make operating in Toronto more affordable.“The high property values and the rising real estate market are having a corresponding negative impact by driving creative industries out of our cities,” Cressy said at council’s 2018 budget meeting Monday. “And this is a problem not just because the absence of arts and culture makes for an unlivable city, but more broadly this hurts the economy.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Councillors at executive committee earlier this month originally passed a 30 per cent reductionfor “creative co-location facilities” but voted in favour of upping it to 50 per cent on Monday.“We are thrilled,” said Tim Jones, CEO of Artscape, a not-for-profit developer that operates several buildings at below-market rates for culture-sector tenants. “(The reduction) is going to make a huge difference not only to our existing properties, but to our ability to actually look at new properties both in the core and outside of the core.” Art hubs in Toronto, like 401 Richmond, will get property tax breaks after council voted to cut taxes to help with significant increases in property assessments. (J.P. MOCZULSKI / FOR THE TORONTO STAR) last_img read more

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Apple opens new chapter as iPhone sales fall and stock sinks

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.Now, CEO Tim Cook is grappling with his toughest challenge since replacing co-founder Steve Jobs 7 1/2 years ago. Even as he tries to boost iPhone sales, Cook also must prove that Apple can still thrive even if demand doesn’t rebound.It figures to be an uphill battle, given Apple’s stock has lost one-third of its value in less than four months, erasing about $370 billion in shareholder wealth.Cook began tackling the test Tuesday with the release of Apple’s quarterly earnings report, four weeks after rattled Wall Street by disclosing the company had missed its own revenue projections for the first time in 15 years — a time when the iPod was just beginning to transform Apple.“This is the defining moment for Cook,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives. “He has lost some credibility on Wall Street, so now he will have to do some handholding as the company enters this next chapter.”The results for the October-December period were slightly above analysts’ expectations that were lowered after Cook’s Jan. 2 warning. Profit for dipped slightly to $20 billion while revenue fell 5 per cent from the prior year to $84 billion.The past quarter’s letdown intensified the focus on Apple’s forecast for the opening three months of the year as investors try to get a better grasp on iPhone sales until the next models are released in autumn.Apple predicted its revenue for the January-March period will range from $55 billion to $59 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had been anticipating revenue of about $59 billion.Investors reacted positively, elevating Apple’s stock by more than 4 per cent to $160.40 in extended trading after the report came out.“While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we manage Apple for the long term, and this quarter’s results demonstrate that the underlying strength of our business runs deep and wide,” Cook said in a statement.Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press read more

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Mining firm takes on BC environmental group in defamation court battle

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Criticism of a proposed mine by an environmental group and allegations of defamation by the project’s owner have landed both parties in B.C. Supreme Court.Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) launched the lawsuit after the Wilderness Committee claimed during a 2012 public comment period that the New Prosperity mine could destroy Fish Lake.The proposed gold and copper mine, 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, was undergoing a federal environmental assessment when the statements were made.Taseko lawyer Roger McConachie told court on Monday the company’s civil complaint involves five articles published by the non-profit organization, which were emailed to supporters and posted online starting in January 2012.“You will hear submissions related to corporate entitlement to have its reputation protected by a defamation lawsuit,” said McConachie, noting he expects to spend weeks presenting evidence.The material involves libellous descriptions of the proposed project, a letter-writing tool that encouraged re-publication of the organization’s claims and statements the company was pursuing a lawsuit with the purpose of silencing public debate, McConachie argued. Some of the statements appeared on Facebook.He said the onus is on the defendant to prove the truth of its statements and that law presumes defamation allegations are false.He said Taseko’s argument is not that the Wilderness Committee’s statements are unlawful because they are literal or legal innuendo, but because they create meaning that a person without special knowledge would infer.“The claims in this case are put forward on the basis of inferential meaning that would be conveyed to the average, ordinary reader as a matter of impression,” he said.John McManus, the chief operating officer of the mine for the past year, was the first witness and said he was part of the management decision to sue the Wilderness Committee.“We know that taking legal proceedings is a large undertaking, can be time consuming and expensive and outcome uncertain,” he said.“But the severity of what was being done by the Wilderness Committee … We felt that this particular attack needed to be retracted and apologized for, otherwise these things become part of the public mindset and it becomes a truth and it is not a truth.”Supporters of the advocacy group stood on the downtown courthouse’s steps and hoisted banners, displaying slogans such as “The right to speak: More precious than gold,” and “Nature can’t be silenced.”Joe Foy, the committee’s national campaign director, said before the proceedings began that the group’s statements outlined damage it perceives the New Prosperity mine would wreak on the environment.“Our response is (the statements) are fair comment and as an environmental organization, that’s what we do,” he said.The lawsuit is an example of a “classic SLAP suit,” he charged, an acronym for strategic lawsuit against public participation.“We say its main goal is to not only put a chill on our organization, but to send a message to all citizens that if you comment on this project, you could very well likely receive papers in the mail and have to spend considerable time and resources defending yourself.”The federal cabinet refused to grant an environmental certificate during a previous proposal for the project in November 2010, citing adverse environmental impact and the harm it would cause Fish Lake, which is significant to local First Nations.The company reapplied with a revised plan, but following the public comment period the cabinet again rejected the $1.5-billion gold and copper mine. The B.C. government, however, has approved the earlier version and last week granted a five-year extension.Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, said his organization is puzzled by the targeted lawsuit because the union has made similar and sometimes more vocal public statements about the project.“We’re more known to shoot from the hip,” he said. “Why is the Wilderness Committee being singled out?”Devon Page, executive director of Ecojustice, said his organization believes the lawsuit is aimed at stifling public discourse.He argued it comes at a time when governments are trying to limit public voice to speed along large projects.“This case is an opportunity to raise the importance of reintroducing SLAP legislation in B.C.,” he said.The same call was made by activists during a series of recent demonstrations against the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion through a Vancouver suburb when civil suits against protesters were launched.Taseko is seeking general and punitive damages, as well as injunctive relief. Supporters of the environmental organization The Wilderness Committee protest outside B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, Monday, Jan.19, 2015. The Wilderness Committee will appear in court to defend against a defamation lawsuit brought by Taseko Mines Ltd. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tamsyn Burgmann Mining firm takes on B.C. environmental group in defamation court battle by Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 19, 2015 12:59 pm MDT read more

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UN chief deplores terrorist attacks against security forces in Tunisia

“He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and Government of Tunisia and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to stand with the people of Tunisia as they confront the scourge of terrorism and work to preserve the gains of the revolution.”Media reports say several dozen people were killed in the attacks in Ben Guerdane, which is located near the Libyan border. read more

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Ownership of Northparkes Mines officially passes to China Molybdenum Co

first_imgNorthparkes copper and gold mine is entering a new era with Rio Tinto handing over its 80% interest in the Northparkes joint venture to China Molybdenum Co (CMOC) in December. The milestone was celebrated onsite with special guests from CMOC, Rio Tinto, Joint Venture Partners Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania and Sumitomo Corp Mineral Resource, government and employees all in attendance. Northparkes operates underground block cave mines on its mining leases.CMOC Vice Chairman Steele Chaochun Li said CMOC is excited and honoured to become a citizen of Australia, the state of NSW and the local communities around the mine including the Parkes and Forbes shires.CMOC Overseas CEO Kalidas Madhavpeddi thanked all of the staff for their ongoing commitment to Northparkes and their collective efforts to make the change in ownership run safely and smoothly.“We are very excited to have over 300 new colleagues and to now own an operation that is highly regarded for its leading edge technology and absolute commitment to a Zero Harm culture,” he saidWe look forward to working alongside our new team members to ensure the bright future of Northparkes Mines for all of us, including the communities that surround the mine.”CMOC began its majority ownership of the mine on December 1 and has been meeting with employees across site and learning more about what makes Northparkes such a special and safe operation.Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located 27 km northwest of Parkes in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Northparkes is now a joint venture between CMOC (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).Northparkes was the first in the country to use a variation of the cost-effective block cave mining technique in its underground operations. Underground block cave operations include the E26 Lift 2 and Lift 2 North (Lift 2N) block caves as well as the E48 block cave project. Open-pit mining campaigns have been undertaken in the E26, E22 and E27 pitsNorthparkes’ ore is processed on site to produce a high-grade copper concentrate which is then transported by road train to the Goonumbla rail siding approximately 13 km from the mine. The containers are then placed on to a train and transported to Port Kembla, south of Wollongong, where the concentrate is then shipped to customers primarily in Japan, China and India.last_img read more

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Georgia man says he does not know who won presidential election

first_img“Not a big fan of either, but I did have a huge preference of the regime that I was hoping we would avoid,” he said.Chandler knows it’s only a matter of time before he finds out. But until that happens, he’s happy to remain unaware.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSVN) — You would think that everyone knows by now who won the presidential election, nearly two weeks afterward. Everyone, that is, except Joe Chandler in Georgia.“I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails,” Chandler told Fox 5. “I thought, ‘Oh, there has to be a better way.’”Chandler said he was fed up with politics and chose to go to bed on election night without finding out the results. He said he intended to find out the next morning, but upon waking up he felt so peaceful he decided to wait until the afternoon. That turned into a week.“Having subtracted myself from all this political fracas and all of the mayhem of digital media, I kind-of found the center of the cyclone,” Chandler said. “It is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance.”Chandler says he seldom goes out since he works from home. When he does venture out of his house, he wears headphones and a sign that says, “I don’t know who won and don’t want to. Please don’t tell me!”Although he has stayed away from television, newspapers, and social media, Chandler’s daughter keeps her father updated on some news.He said this is not in protest of a particular candidate. last_img read more

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Super Bowl 2019 halftime show SpongeBob SquarePants makes a brief appearance

first_img May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot Def would have appreciated more SpongeBob, but maybe we’re biased? 🤔🤘 #HalfTimeShow #SBLlll #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/OEY0M2Dx2c— Nickelodeon Animation (@NickAnimation) February 4, 2019 But others had hoped for more. “Wtf!! This is all we got for sweet victory?” wrote one. • GUYS here’s the FULL SpongeBob Super Bowl Halftime Show clip!! 💛💛💛 https://t.co/WECOnsXFKs pic.twitter.com/hE8Vav2Qjl— Nickelodeon Animation (@NickAnimation) February 4, 2019 Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Harrison Ford, The Dude, the Backstreet Boys and more Avengers, Captain Marvel, Twilight Zone: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers Super Bowl 2019: New Avengers: Endgame trailer shows heroes at their best Super Bowl 2019 commercials: Watch them all here Super Bowl 2019 memes: Game of Thrones, SpongeBob, Adam Levine’s nipples SpongeBob SquarePants barely shows up at Super Bowl 2019 halftime show See all of our Super Bowl coverage I wish Spongebob & the band performed the whole set.— Nico Greetham (@Dance10Nico) February 4, 2019 SQUIDWARD!? #SuperBowl @SpongeBob @Nickelodeon pic.twitter.com/SQ5Jm69RZC— Purple Splat (@itsPurplecolorz) February 4, 2019 That was the spongebob tribute? pic.twitter.com/OmLaiE4VkY— George ✭ (@gmnsvs) February 4, 2019 More Super Bowl Post a comment SWEET VICTORY #SpongeBob #SuperBowl Rest in piece Stephen Hillenburg your legacy lives on. pic.twitter.com/G8UjwH7v3G— Alli (@_allibally_) February 4, 2019 Nickelodeon, the network that has aired SpongeBob in the US since 1999, also tweeted about the character’s brief cameo on the Nickelodeon Animation account. In another tweet on the subject, Nickelodeon offered a GIF that it tongue-in-cheek claims is the rest of the performance. There were several pregame hints that the tribute would be happening, including a peek at SpongeBob in a video released by the band, and a glimpse spotted by news anchor Jamal N. Williams earlier in the week at a rehearsal.More than 1.2 million fans had signed a pregame Change.org petition asking the band play to Sweet Victory at halftime. there you have it kids the 7 seconds of spongebob #SuperBowl2019 #SundayFunday #Disappointment pic.twitter.com/01gp0fs2Oj— c i a r a (@babyciaraxo) February 4, 2019 First published Feb. 3, 2019 at 7:40 p.m. PT.Update Feb. 4 at 7:52 a.m. PT: Adds Nickelodeon’s response. Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 How much tribute is too little? Video screenshot by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper/CNET SpongeBob SquarePants fans, was Sunday your best day ever? Or not so much?As was hinted at multiple times, Maroon 5 used the Super Bowl 53 halftime show to pay tribute to the animated series, whose creator, Stephen Hillenburg, died in November. But the tribute was short. So short. Shorter than SpongeBob’s success in boating school. Fans had been hoping or maybe even expecting that Maroon 5 would play Sweet Victory, a song SpongeBob performs with a marching band at the Bubble Bowl — the underwater equivalent of the Super Bowl that appeared in the show’s second season. An online petition for the song had also helped build up expectations.Instead, a brief clip of Squidward, SpongeBob and pals from that performance were shown on the big screen at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz stadium during halftime. Share your voice Wtf!! This is all we got for sweet victory!?!! 😡😡 #SuperBowlLlll #SpongeBob #superbowlhalftimeShow pic.twitter.com/zRBIBHOvwG— Lea Bennett (@lea_rose98) February 4, 2019 reading • Super Bowl 2019 halftime show: SpongeBob SquarePants makes a brief appearance Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailer Super Bowl 2019 For some fans, that was enough. “Stephen Hillenburg your legacy lives on,” wrote one Twitter user. See All 0 Ok, I’ll admit it, this kind of turn things around for me #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/kCVqhI3qm0— Robert D’Avignon (@bdiddi12) February 4, 2019 Tags Super Bowl 2019 TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Scientists exploring what caused deadly Sitka landslide

first_imgA screen capture of a 3-D image of the Kramer Avenue slide area, from data produced by the state Division of Geophysical Survey. (3-D image Joshua Houston/City & Borough of Sitka)Download AudioOne month after a deadly landslide struck in Sitka, a group of scientists and agency officials are starting the complicated task of learning what happened. The Geo Task Force has been meeting informally at the Sitka Sound Science Center. The center’s director, Lisa Busch, believes these gatherings are an important first step in understanding the area’s geophysical hazards. The most troubling aspect of the August 18 slide in Sitka is that it seemed so random. Sure, it was raining hard — but it often rains hard here. What exactly made this day different than thousands of other days? What made a single address on Kramer Avenue so hazardous?The answer is literally a puzzle, and everyone’s holding a different piece.“It’s the Forest Service, it’s the USGS (US Geological Survey), it’s the Forest Service, it’s University of Alaska Southeast, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NASA, the National Park Service, the City of Sitka, the Sitka Conservation Society, the Alaska state Department of Natural Resources Division of Geologic Survey — who am I forgetting?”Sitka Sound Science Center director Lisa Busch says the Geo Task Force began with a phone call to the Geophysical Institute in Fairbanks, and took off from there. The Geo Task Force is a long way from providing any answers. Right now they’re working on framing the question.“So we got these groups together, and the idea has been to try and figure out what we know, and what needs to be known.”So what is it that we know? Busch says there was a geophysical study of the area prior to the slide, and some additional work in the aftermath. But the information is pretty basic.“So we know that it was 12 acres. We know the slide was about 1,000 feet. There have been several different flights around the slide area and up to West Chichagof. The National Weather Service says that this was a 50-75 year rainfall event that happened during high winds. We don’t know yet exactly how it happened. We don’t know all of the information to say what exactly the cause is yet.”The Geo Task force has some exceptional tools at its disposal. A private satellite company took high-resolution imagery of the slide area; Busch says the National Park Service is working on acquiring that data. The state Division of Geophysical Survey generated data that allowed Josh Houston, a cartographer in city hall, to produce amazing 3-D orthoimagery of the slide that allows viewers to examine the slope in remarkable detail.And then there’s just serendipity, in the form of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.“NASA was coming to Alaska anyway to try out an experimental technology — AirMOSS — in which they could measure the movement of the ground through the vegetation, and they could also measure moisture in the soil. And they were coming anyway to look at permafrost issues. And the timing of this was they were coming to Alaska anyway, Hey, we can change our flight plan and fly over Sitka. They’ve done that twice.”Busch says there’s a chance that NASA will incorporate the Sitka landslide study into its Alaska AirMOSS experiment.NASA is also funding a research collaboration between the National Weather Service and the University of Alaska Southeast on landslide predictability. Busch says the work so far has been a statistical correlation between rainfall events and slides, and would produce forecasts for a general area, rather than individual neighborhoods.It also doesn’t factor in Sitka’s unique surface geology.“Most of us in Southeast Alaska know that we have glacial till, mixed with ash, mixed with a lot of rainfall. And that is a pretty brutal combination in terms of causing landslides.”Busch says that she’s excited by the energy of the Geo Task Force. She believes the scientists and academics are driven by a strong desire to help the community learn as much as they can about the geophysical mechanisms behind these slides.What the Geo Task force is not going to do is tell us where it’s safe to live — not yet.“There’s a difference between risk assessment and knowing where the hazards are, and that’s a whole other set of people, a different set of expertise. So what we do with that hazard survey information is kind of the next question for policy makers.”Busch has lived in the community for a long time. She says she loves the mountains and the rainforest. The August 18 slide was a reminder that we live in this remarkable place at the mercy of forces beyond our control. For Sitkans looking for answers, Busch counsels patience and study.“To find some kind of understanding out of this tragedy. And I don’t know if this going to help us feel a little less powerless. We think at the Science Center than knowledge is some kind of power. So if we can get a little more information about the area, we’ll feel a little bit more at ease.”last_img read more

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This road stretch beset with filth and stench

first_imgMiyapur: Locals residing along Miyapur to Hafeezpet road are a worried lot these days garbage heaps keep cropping up in their area, due to negligence by GHMC workers. The locals accuse the GHMC staff of not picking up garbage every day, which is causing a pile-up and is spreading a lot of foul smell. A local resident deplored, “There are many other spots like this every few meters. The GHMC workers don’t do their duties properly and this is causing a lot of problems for us locals. There is garbage pile-up and also a dead stray dog was left there to decompose. All this is near a bus stop where the locals have to endure unbearable stench.”last_img read more

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Even light spell leads to chaos on roads

first_imgHyderabad: The city received around 12 mm rain on Friday according to Skymet weather website and 7 mm rain was received from 8am on Thursday to Friday 8.30 am.The showers which had begun on Thursday evening continued in several spells throughout the day on Friday in some parts of the city. A few areas saw early morning showers, which spread to other parts by evening, with slight respite during noon. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us There was water logging in some of the areas in city due to the continue light rain throughout the day and traffic was slowed down on the main roads of Bharat Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills, Begumpet, Secunderabad and other parts of the Old City. A cloudy weather continued till Friday evening and some areas received light rains. On Thursday night rain lashed heavily for some time and due to this roads witnessed water logging, leading to traffic chaos.last_img read more

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Govt caught unawares by Rohingya exodus

first_img.The government had no prior information about the Rohingya exodus into Bangladesh following the recent crackdown by the Myanmar army in Rakhine state on 25 August, some high officials concerned admit.So far, some 409,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh till 10 September, according to the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG), an umbrella network of smaller humanitarian assistance agencies led by the International Organisation for Migration.Due to lack of advance information, the authorities said, they could not prepare to deal with the evolving situation.”The exodus began suddenly. It is not possible to get prior information all the time. There is no fault on the part of the authorities as there was no intelligence report,” secretary for public security at the home ministry Mostafa Kamal Uddin told Prothom Alo.”Could the government fire upon the Rohingyas if it had prior information on the exodus?” he asked.Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit chief CR Abrar, also professor of international relations at Dhaka University, said, “It’s not a matter of firing upon the Rohingya people. If the government had prior information, it could have alerted the international community about the possible Rohingya crisis. The prime minister could have written to world leaders. The government could have mounted pressure on the Myanmar government.”The 15th meeting of the National Task Force on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals was held at Padma state guest house on 27 August. Organised by the foreign ministry, it was also attended by officials of the BGB, the Coast Guard, the police, the Armed Forces Division and intelligence agencies.Nothing was mentioned in the meeting minutes as to why it was not possible to sense anything about the exodus from beforehand.Security analyst M Sakhawat Hossain, also a retired brigadier general, said, “I would be surprised if the government has no prior intelligence report. The Myanmar government hinted earlier it would not allow Rohingyas to live in Rakhine state.”Asked about this, state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam said, “The government is not supposed to know what is happening in a foreign country.”Dilip Kumar Banik, the deputy commissioner of Bandarban district which shares 270-kilometre border with Myanmar, said, “No one alerted me. I too was caught unawares by the sudden exodus of the Rohingya people.” *This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more

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Risky buildings in Old Dhaka to be demolished Minister

first_imgHousing and public works minister SM Rezaul Karim speaks at a discussion arranged by Dhaka Utility Reporters` Association at Dhaka Reporters` Unity on Saturday. Photo: BSSConcerned authorities will propose the government to demolish rickety buildings in Old Dhaka and build new ones in their place, housing and public works minister SM Rezaul Karim said Saturday, reports UNB.But he acknowledged that this part of the capital cannot be turned into a risk-free locality overnight.”The situation in Old Dhaka is so sensitive that even hitting a brick can lead to the collapse of a building,” he told a discussion titled ‘Government’s Responsibility and People’s Duty About Constructing Buildings’ arranged by Dhaka Utility Reporters’ Association at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity.Around 66 per cent buildings in Dhaka and its adjoining areas under the jurisdiction of RAJUK were constructed in an unplanned way, the minister had told UNB. He said they would take actions against very risky buildings and those constructed violating the building code.The minister said a huge number of establishments in Old Dhaka need to be torn down to make the roads wider so that fire fighters can access the area without any trouble.A fire at a chemical warehouse in Old Dhaka in late February killed 70 people.Karim said the government will be taking swift measures to prevent and tackle emergency situations.last_img
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How many PS4 consoles will Sony sell before Xbox One launch day

first_imgWhen the PS4 launches on November 15 it will enjoy a seven day head start over the Xbox One, which doesn’t hit store shelves until November 22. Sony definitely has the upper hand for this launch, with its console being the cheaper of the next-gen offerings by $100, having hardly any bad press compared to Microsoft, and making available a pretty decent line-up of launch games. It’s hard to predict sales with any great accuracy, but we can look back to the PS3 launch and speculate from there.The PS3 launched on November 11, 2006 in Japan, followed a week later on November 17 in the US and then March 27 across Europe. It’s a very different story this time around. The US will get the PS4 first, closely followed by Europe on November 29, with Sony’s home territory of Japan having to wait until February 2014. That decision at least in some part has to be down to the size of the markets, which have changed drastically in recent years.On launch day in Japan Sony sold 81,639 PS3 consoles. For the US, Sony was meant to have 400,000 units available, but only managed to ship around 240,000 of those, all of which sold. In Europe, around 600,000 units sold in the first two days. Sony made 1 million available for the European launch, and with demand being high it is fair to assume they were all gone by the end of week one.So if we forget Japan for the moment, and combine the US and European sales we get roughly 1.25 million consoles sold in that first week. If Sony had managed to deliver its original US allocation, there would have been 1.4 million sales. We also have to consider the PS3 was not a cheap machine to purchase, costing $499 at launch (for the 20GB model, the 60GB unit was $599). The PS4 will only cost $399.We must also consider that the PS4 is much easier to manufacture because it is using mainly stock x86 components. The PS3 included the very new and expensive Blu-ray drive, and there were difficulties sourcing enough diodes for it, hence the delayed European launch. Sony should have no problem meeting demand this generation if it started production early enough and has correctly predicted demand for its new console. With that in mind, and combined with the cheaper price, matching the 1.25 million first week sales of the PS3 may actually be possible with the US launch alone. We can’t count European sales as they won’t start rolling in until a week after the Xbox One launches.SCE President Andrew House stated in September that Sony was aiming for 5 million console sales by the end of 2013. He was later corrected by Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Worldwide Studios president, that the 5 million figure was an aim for the end of the financial year, so March 2014. Sony has also stated it will have a PS4 available for every pre-order made.5 million PS4s by the end of 2013 may not be out of the question, though. Back in August Sony claimed 1 million pre-orders had already been placed for the new machine. The latest games pre-orders also total more than 1.5 million units for Sony’s machine.Of course, sales will largely come down to availability. But if Sony provisions correctly, would anyone be surprised to see Sony claiming over a million PS4s sold before Xbox One launch day?last_img read more

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New goldplated Walkman weighs a pound sells for 3199

first_imgSure, Goldmember was just a villain in an Austin Powers movie… but if he was real, the Sony NW-WM1Z would be his portable audio player of choice.Why? Because it’s gold-plated, sells for a whopping $3,199, and is heavy enough that you could use it to bludgeon your arch enemies. At 16.05 ounces and roughly eight times the cost of Neil Young’s already-pricey Pono, this new Walkman is Sony at its most ostentatious. Seriously, this is like the Walkman equivalent of the Beta Romeo Amy bought on Futurama, only it’s made with slightly less eagle.What’s inside the WM1Z that makes it so heavy? It’s a big ol’ hunk of copper (oxygen-free copper, at that). The electronics — including the 256GB of solid-state storage — are probably responsible for three or four ounces of the total. Oh, and if you need more space you can just slip in one of Sony’s $160 64GB micro SD cards.Yes, the WM1Z has a full color TFT display, but its 854 x 480 resolution underscores the fact that this thing is purpose-built for audio playback. If you want something that can handle hi-fidelity video, you’ll have to wait for them to come out with a similarly souped-up Watchman.People who’ve been fortunate enough to try out the MW1Z do say that it sounds very good, especially when it’s paired with Sony’s equally-opulent Z1R headphones (which they’ve priced at $2,299). Do you really get what you pay for, though? I guess that depends on whether you believe the hype about high-resolution audio… or whether you’re sold on the scientific evidence to the contrary.last_img read more

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Samsung May Launch Smartphone With Graphene Battery That Can Charge In Less

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first_img Related Content Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more The ITN team has just returned from the Healthcare Information and Management Society’s (HIMSS15) annual conference in Chicago, where more than 43,000 healthcare IT professionals gathered to learn about and share information on optimizing healthcare outcomes using information technology. The trending topic definitely revolved around interoperability. Interoperability is described as the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data, and then interpret that shared data. In order for two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data, and subsequently present that data so it can be understood by the user.From the keynote presentations to the education sessions to the exhibit hall floor, many conversations were focusing on interoperability. Bruce Broussard, Humana’s president and CEO, stressed in his keynote address that value and interoperability are keys to success, stating that U.S. healthcare must transition from a supply-based system to a demand-based system, with patient choice at the center. He also emphasized a value-based reimbursement system is the unavoidable future. “Value-based reimbursement and interoperability are the keys to change,” he said. “The lack of both means we remain in a siloed healthcare system.” Technology plays a key role in consumer-driven innovation, and Broussard discussed how healthcare is becoming increasingly democratized through the explosion of mobile devices and sophisticated data analytics, resulting in the emergence of a wide variety of alternate care delivery sites that respond to consumers’ needs.In another HIMSS15 keynote, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Karen DeSalvo, M.D., shared that after participating in numerous listening sessions over this past year and talking with those directly in the trenches about what matters most, she is optimistic about this country’s commitment to leverage health IT for improved outcomes. DeSalvo is a physician who has focused her career toward improving access to affordable, high-quality care for all people, especially vulnerable populations, and promoting overall health. She has done this through direct patient care, medical education, policy and administrative roles, research and public service. As the national coordinator for health information technology, she sets high-level policy and the strategic direction of the office, including efforts related to interoperability. The ONC is at the forefront of the nation’s health IT efforts to adopt and meaningfully use health information technology, and collectively achieve health information technology interoperability as a foundational element of better health for everyone in America.The exhibit hall floor featured the 40,000-square-foot HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, which was held in collaboration with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). It offered a real-time look at how interoperability enables health and clinical information to be successfully delivered in a variety of healthcare settings, and featured more than 20 rooms where vendors demonstrated interoperability in multiple care settings. To learn more about HIMSS15, view our Editor’s Choice videos from the show floor. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. 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This release… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

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