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2017 NTL Referee Upgrades2017 NTL Referee Upgrades

first_imgLevel 6OpenTim Ah SeePhilip BalcombeChristopher BensteadPatrick CostiganJake DavisJustin HillDean MacDonaldRobert McKayAlexander McCahonAdam TurnerAndrew WatkinsAlison WattersNicole WestAndrew YonSeniorPeter CrampIvan GiammarcoJoshua LittlePaul RichardsonDavid TewkesburyJohn Viklund Monday, March 20, 2017Congratulations to the following referees on receiving upgrades at the 2017 National Touch League.Level 4OpenTess LeahyJack Van Lohuizen 2017 NTL Referee Upgradescenter_img Level 5OpenMatt ButlerAlec ClarkIsaac CossonVince CostiganMike EllisLachlan FreshwaterBen HarrisAdam HoganMitchell KennedyPatrick MoranJonathon PowyerBenjamin RogersLawren SullivanSeniorAnthony BradleyCraig ButlerSimon BernieJohn ClarkPaul KeyteMike KenderesJoe MercuriMark MontgomeryGregory OatenBrendan O’FlynnDarren Tomslast_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich frontrunners for Arsenal, Chelsea target Under10 months agoBayern Munich frontrunners for Arsenal, Chelsea target Under

first_imgBayern Munich frontrunners for Arsenal, Chelsea target Underby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal and Chelsea have a new challenger in their pursuit of Roma winger Cengiz Under. According to ESPN, Bayern Munich have moved ahead of the Premier League duo as they look to replace Arjen Robben.The 21-year-old is currently valued at 50m by the Serie A giants, which Bayern have no problem paying. Fortunately for Arsenal and Chelsea, Under is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League.Manchester City and Manchester United have also scouted Under, who has scored two goals and provided four assists in 14 Serie A appearances this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Brittany Ferries Boss Liberates ‘Hostage’ FerryBrittany Ferries Boss Liberates ‘Hostage’ Ferry

first_imgzoom The Chairman of the Brittany Ferries Jean-Marc Roue lead a raid to liberate a ferry in Ouistreham harbour, Calvados that was blocked since Wednesday night by striking dockworkers.The company’s president is reported to had been joined by 20 shareholders from a farming cooperative that hold shares in the ferry company.The unprecedented rescue operation has resulted in freeing of the Mont-St-Michel ferry.“An over-night operation on Saturday by a score of company shareholders has freed the ferry,” Agence France Presse quoted an official statement from the company.As informed, the ship steamed to Roscoff where it arrived on Sunday.The dockers launched a strike on Wednesday demanding wage increase of 5 %. However, the demand is “unnacceptable” for Brittany Ferries as the company is facing a tough financial situation.“The management had just completed the annual salary negotiating round under which a ‘fair wage adjustment had been agreed for all ocean-going and shore-side employees’.“The ‘liberation’ raid sums up the anger felt by Brittany Ferries shareholders after the ship was taken hostage”, the AFP cited the company as saying.Responding to an email by World Maritime News seeking comment, Brittany Ferries said: “We don’t have any comment to make on this, apart from to say that the dockers’ strike action has now ended and talks are underway. Services on our Portsmouth/Caen route will resume tomorrow morning.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

New Logo IntroducedNew Logo Introduced

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC)unveiled a new,colourful and stylized corporate logo, today, Dec. 1. “The NSLC is extremely proud to be able to present a newcorporate identity that better reflects the changing nature ofour company,” said Ken Barbet, NSLC president and CEO. “Our newlogo, combined with the dramatic changes we are making to ourretail stores, are part of our ongoing efforts to improve theshopping experience for our customers.” The colouring of the new logo reflects the Nova Scotia heritageand the key products NSLC sells. Purple, green and gold represent beer, wine and spirits. The blue and gold represent the province.Overlaying the letters NSLC is a multi-coloured wave reflectingthe community’s maritime heritage. When used in signs and other retail applications, the new logo isaccompanied by the words “Beer Wine Spirits” to ensure allcustomers understand the nature of the NSLC’s business. Over the NSLC’s 74-year history, the organization has had acorporate logo and a separate brand for the retail stores. Boththe current boat and wheel corporate logo and the current “LiquorStore” signs will be replaced with the one new logo. Additional sub-brands, such as the recently announced NSLC WineBasket, will also carry a modified version of the new logo. NSLC provides world class selection and service of beveragealcohol through the operation of 104 retail and eight agencystores throughout the province. By providing superior customerconvenience and service, the NSLC returns substantial revenue tothe provincial government while ensuring the responsibleenjoyment of beverage alcohol in Nova Scotia. Detailed copies and applications of the logo are available on theNSLC website at .last_img read more

Ontario government introduces bill aimed at enhanced elevator reliabilityOntario government introduces bill aimed at enhanced elevator reliability

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario aims to reduce elevator outages under legislation introduced Thursday that would make the province one of the first jurisdictions in the world to establish standards for elevator repair times.The new law, if passed, would improve user access to elevators by, among other things, beefing up enforcement of maintenance requirements.It would also allow publication of information about elevator performance to inform consumers before they rent or buy an apartment or condo.The legislation, introduced by Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles, is part of a broader bill that also aims to enhance consumer control over credit information.“Access to reliable elevators is a necessity and, in some instances, a lifeline,” MacCharles said in a statement. “Our proposed new rules for consumer reporting agencies and elevators would, if passed, help give Ontario consumers more information about things that we rely on in our daily lives.”Other proposed measures include creating standards for new high-rise buildings to ensure they have enough elevators to adequately serve residents. If the bill is passed, Ontario would consult with the public and businesses in development of these standards, the government said.The Canadian Press has found growing issues with elevator outages across the country that leave thousands of people trapped each year or essentially stranded on upper floors of their homes. Latest figures obtained show firefighters in Ontario responded to 4,577 calls by people trapped in elevators in 2016.Ontario’s 20,000 elevators in residential and institutional buildings, including long-term care and retirement homes, were the subject of an in-depth study last year led by retired justice Douglas Cunningham, who made 19 recommendations in his final report released last month. The government said it planned to follow up on all of them.In his 57-page report, Cunningham found Ontario has no minimum preventive maintenance standards and that only one in five elevators in the province are in compliance with safety standards. Cunningham blamed poor preventive maintenance as the key cause of unscheduled breakdowns.According to his study, one in five respondents said they had an elevator out of service for 18 days or more in any given year. Condominiums reported the biggest availability problem.Cunningham recommended forcing contractors to report outages over 48 hours or when half the elevators in a building are out of service — 80 per cent of buildings have only one or two lifts. His report also identified a shortage of elevator mechanics, something the government said it intended to tackle.Rob Isabelle, an elevator consultant, said contractor participation would be vital in ensuring the proposed measures succeed.“However there are little to no benefits to the contractors, thus why support?” Isabelle said recently.Doug Guderian, president of Elevator One based in Barrie, Ont., has noted Cunningham’s report found the big four elevator contractors — Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp — own about 75 per cent of the market but employ only about 40 per cent of mechanics. His own surveys, he said, confirm the big four typically are unable to do the necessary work.last_img read more

Peru takes Chile to UN World Court over maritime disputePeru takes Chile to UN World Court over maritime dispute

Peru today asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, to adjudicate a maritime boundary dispute with Chile.In its application Peru claims that the maritime zones between Chile and Peru have never been delimited by agreement or otherwise, and accordingly delimitation should be determined by the ICJ in accordance with customary international law.Peru said its consistent endeavours to negotiate the various issues in dispute had constantly met with a Chilean refusal.One area concerns the boundary between the maritime zones of the two in the Pacific Ocean, while a second covers a maritime zone “lying within 200 nautical miles of Peru’s coast, and thus appertaining to Peru, but which Chile considers to be part of the high seas,” according to the application.Peru now “requests the Court to determine the course of the boundary between the maritime zones of the two States in accordance with international law . . . and to adjudge and declare that Peru possesses exclusive sovereign rights in the maritime area situated within the limit of 200 nautical miles from its coast but outside Chile’s exclusive economic zone or continental shelf,” it states. 16 January 2008Peru today asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, to adjudicate a maritime boundary dispute with Chile. read more

Worlds 25 million displaced people pose toughest challenge for aid efforts –Worlds 25 million displaced people pose toughest challenge for aid efforts –

“This is the most under-addressed humanitarian challenge,” said Dennis McNamara, Special Advisor to the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, referring to internally displaced people (IDP) around the world, including more than 12 million in Africa.At a press briefing held at UN Headquarters today, he labelled the situation a global tragedy that struck mostly women and children and impacted the “poorest of the poor.” These people frequently have no basic rights or protection and no dedicated UN agency or convention to protect them from assaults, killings, rapes and other traumas.Mr. McNamara said humanitarian assistance is relatively easy to deliver, but it does not address basic problems that often plague affected countries, including widespread government corruption, prolonged conflicts, arms sales and high unemployment rates among young people.“Pop concerts are useful and helpful, but they don’t try and address the fundamental issues,” he said, referring to concerts held by rock stars in recent years to raise money for hungry children in Africa. Instead, he urged world leaders and humanitarian officials to adopt a “holistic, comprehensive, long-term approach to break the cycle of conflict and displacement.”In the absence of a more comprehensive response, this problem “will not go away,” warned Mr. McNamara, who assumed his post as Director of the Internal Displacement Division when it was created on 1 July 2004. He said the international media often does not cover the sustained conflicts in Africa. The clash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for example, produces 38,000 deaths, directly or indirectly, each month, he said. An unprecedented 3.9 million people have died in the conflict. “This tragedy is not getting the attention it deserves,” he added.In a presentation delivered in Nairobi late last month, Mr. McNamara said the gain achieved by peacekeeping operations are being squandered as international and local governments fail to invest in development programmes that will stabilize a country after a conflict has ended.Political support, mediation and recovery efforts that help create livelihoods for people are also necessary to rebuild communities torn apart by conflict, he said. read more

As DR of Congo prepares to vote militia fire hits UN helicopterAs DR of Congo prepares to vote militia fire hits UN helicopter

Seven persons were on board the helicopter, which was hit while flying 30 kilometres from Bunia, the main town in the troubled province of Ituri, on a sensitization mission during which it dropped leaflets calling on militiamen to disarm. A bullet hit the pilot in the thigh and he was immediately taken to the military hospital of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) in Bunia for surgery. His life is not in danger, a spokesman said.Ituri is one of most troubled regions of the country, where the 30 July vote is aimed at cementing the transition to peace from a disastrous six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives through fighting and attendant hunger and disease, widely considered the most lethal conflict in the world since World War II. In Ituri and North and South Kivu provinces on the eastern border MONUC has been helping the national army, know by its French acronym FARDC, in operations against rebels and militias.The latest incident follows intense fighting in recent days with militiamen opposed to disarmament. Last week, these rebels succeeded in recapturing one of their former strongholds, Tchéi, 80 kilometres south of Bunia.Since May, the militia has intensified attacks against the positions of the FARDC, who have difficulties keeping control of territories they have retaken in this troubled district since 2005. Fighting among militia groups along with inter-ethnic violence has claimed more than 60,000 lives in Ituri since 1999.Last year, over 15,000 combatants surrendered their arms in Ituri, but irredentist militiamen, estimated by MONUC to number up to 2,000, maintain a climate of terror, preventing 200,000 internally displaced persons from returning to their villages. More than 2,600 persons have laid down their weapons this year.The Congolese electorate of 25.5 million voters will be called upon, for the first time in 45 years, to cast their vote in some 50,000 polling stations for some 33 presidential, over 9,000 national legislative and over 10,000 provincial assembly candidates. The polls will cost hundreds of million dollars. MONUC currently has a total of 17,480 uniformed personnel, including 15,591 troops, 786 military observers and 1,103 police stationed throughout the country.In Ituri and North and South Kivu provinces on the eastern border MONUC has been helping the national army in operations against rebels and militias. read more

UK car manufacturing nears 15 million landmarkUK car manufacturing nears 15 million landmark

CV output falls again in November Engine manufacturing rose for a third successive month in November, up 3.4% to 231,371 units.Output up 2.5% over the year-to-date to 2,404,146 units.November rise driven by exports; robust home market performance over year-to-date. “With output up 4.5% in 2013 to-date, UK car manufacturing is on track to pass 1.5 million units this year, the best performance since 2007,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “A number of mass-market manufacturers have this year used November to prepare their production lines for new models, so volumes dropped 3.6% in the month. However, the forthcoming new models will play an integral part in what is predicted to be an even stronger 2014 for UK car manufacturing.” Commercial vehicle (CV) output fell 35.7% in November to 7,061 units.CV production over the first 11 months of the year down 21.5% to 82,535 units.Total CV manufacturing volumes expected to remain subdued until mid-2014. Exports fuel strong month for engine production Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “Ongoing weak European demand and changes to UK manufacturing operations impacted commercial vehicle production in November,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “While we expect the downward trend to continue for a few months yet, CV manufacturing in the UK has a solid base from which to build with more than 200 vans, trucks and buses rolling off domestic production lines every day.” Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release for November 2013.If you use these figures in online editorial, please reference as the source. Car production rose 4.5% in first 11 months of year to 1,424,023 units.2013 output set to pass 1.5 million units for first time in six years.Preparation for new model production at several UK sites saw November output dip 3.6%. read more

Fatigue monitoring among other safety solutions in MINExpo spotlightFatigue monitoring among other safety solutions in MINExpo spotlight

first_imgHexagon Mining will preview new and improved safety technology at MINExpo in Las Vegas, September 26-28. Attendees can get a first look at the company’s Vehicle Intervention System (VIS), which adds a powerful layer of protection to its highly popular Collision Avoidance System (CAS). Also in the spotlight will be the next generation of FatigueMonitor, computer-vision technology that monitors operators while they drive to prevent fatigue-related incidents.Mines are dangerous places. Heavy traffic, large equipment, fatigue, and poor visibility all create the potential for accidents. VIS assists the operator and takes control of a machine in certain situations if the operator does not react appropriately to a CAS warning. Similarly, FatigueMonitor prevents incidents by alerting drivers and management to the early stages of fatigue. It’s a compact dashboard-mounted unit that unobtrusively analyses vehicle movements and detects operator distraction.Both solutions are formidable additions to CAS, which is now used in more than 25,000 vehicles in 55 countries.“Our safety solutions minimize the two major causes of accidents in a mine – blind spots and fatigue,” said Hexagon Mining President, Hélio Samora. “This integrated technology is essential to our mission of helping companies run safer, more productive mines.”last_img read more

Bryan Dobson never meant to cause offence when he called protestors idiotsBryan Dobson never meant to cause offence when he called protestors idiots

first_imgUpdated 23.08pmRTÉ’S SIX ONE News presenter Bryan Dobson has said that he “never meant to cause offence” when he referred to to protestors as “idiots” during a live interview last night.Dobson was interviewing economist Ronan Lyons about property prices but cut him short as he was answering a question as protestors against bondholder payments came into view behind him.“We’ll I’ll tell you what Ronan, I am going to stop that there because the idiots behind you are a bit of distraction so we’ll try and get rid of those and come back to you,” Dobson said.YouTube: exteriorityHis comments sparked considerable controversy on Twitter today with calls for him to apologise for the remarks.In a statement issued through RTÉ this evening, Dobson said: “I never meant to cause offence with my remarks last night which were in reference to the interruption of an interview during a live broadcast rather than the topic of any protest.”MORE: Here’s what Ronan Lyons really thought of protesters on the Six OnePreviously: Did you see Dobbo calling protesters “idiots” on the news last night?last_img read more

FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East byelection loomsFF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East byelection looms

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL AND SINN Féin will confirm their candidates for the forthcoming Meath East by-election this week as a date for the vote is expected to be confirmed.Fianna Fáil will almost certainly nominate Senator Thomas Byrne – who was a TD in the constituency between 2007 and 2011 – at a convention of Meath East members in Ashbourne on Thursday.The deadline for nominations for the Fianna Fáil candidacy is this evening and Byrne is expected to be unopposed.The vacancy in Meath East arose after the death of Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Shane McEntee in December.Byrne said today he expects it to be a difficult by-election but said that the party will be putting forward its policies, particularly in relation to mortgage arrears which he says is a big issue in Meath East.“I mean to go from where we were, in 2011, to 50 per cent plus one will be difficult, so we’re very realistic,” Byrne told today adding that it was important not to oppose every government policy and to support those which Fianna Fáil sees as benefiting the country.“I’ve noticed since the promissory note deal that across the country people agree with Micheál’s [Martin] take on it that it was welcome but that it wasn’t this super fantastic deal that the government portrayed,” he added.Sinn FéinSinn Féin will nominate Meath East activist Darren O’Rourke who is a PA to the party’s health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. This comes after its candidate in the general election two years ago, Michael Gallagher, decided not to run.Gallagher told that Sinn Féin wanted to raise the profile of Ashbourne-based O’Rourke by running him in this election “for the benefit of the party” in the hope that “we build the structure locally”.Gallagher said he intends to run in the local elections next year and added that the 4,000 votes that he won as the Sinn Féin candidate in 2011 offered it a chance to “develop the whole area”.However, he acknowledged it would be a “big, big ask” to take the seat at the by-election.Fine Gael has not yet decided which candidate it will be running but speculation centres on McEntee’s daughter, Helen.Other possible candidates are councillors Suzanne Jamal or Sirena Campbell (a former candidate for the Progressive Democrats) with the party’s candidate in Meath West in 2011, Catherine Yore, also mentioned.The Labour Party has not made any formal moves to select a candidate. Its local incumbent TD, Dominic Hannigan, said he had not been approached by any potential candidates but commented that there appeared to be no urgency in holding the by-election.He added that the by-election campaign would be managed centrally by the party headquarters without the need for significant local involvement, as resources could be concentrated on a single election rather than being spread nationwide as they would be for a general election.Labour rules provide for the possibility either of a convention being held to select a candidate, or for the party headquarters to designate one in limited circumstances. Hannigan said there was no indication as yet which option might be pursued.The Workers Party will be represented by Seamus McDonagh who ran in Meath West at the last general election but considers his base to be in Meath East.The Green Party expects to nominate Seán Ó Buachalla, who finished last in 2011, as its candidate.More: Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-electionlast_img read more

Youll Want to Display This AIGenerated Artwork at HomeYoull Want to Display This AIGenerated Artwork at Home

first_img What do you get when you cross prehistoric creatures with colorful blossoms? An oddly beautiful piece of artwork.Chris Rodley used his own deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings.The result (pictured) is a truly magnificent composition that deserves a place on a gallery wall.“I got a crazy response to this tweet about some dinosaurs I made with the deep learning technique known as ‘style transfer,’” Rodley wrote in a blog post. I used deep learning to cross a book of dinosaurs X a book of flowers— ᶜʰʳⁱˢ ʳᵒᵈˡᵉʸ (@chrisrodley) June 15, 2017In 2015, a team of German computer scientists used a deep neural network to copy a famous painting style and apply it to any photo—like a less trippy version of Google’s Deep Dream Project. (At a 2016 auction, art created by the neural network fetched as much as $8,000.)“Instead of reinterpreting everything as dogs at a psytrance festival on a beach in Goa, it copied stylistic elements like brushstrokes and lines,” Rodley explained in an earlier blog entry.Experimenting with a similar approach, he “soon discovered the results could be deeply unsettling—not so much an uncanny valley as an endless, Lovecraftian abyss.”Check out some of Rodley’s algo-horror outcomes, including a Trump family photo blended with various Muppets characters: such stuff as nightmares are made on.Rodley also merged dinosaurs with 19th century engravings of fruit (via Chris Rodley)Co-creator of Twitter’s popular Magic Realism Bot, the writer and techie encourages people to “try this technique for yourself” via the website DeepArt, which uses an algorithm to redraw one image using stylistic elements of another.There you can create unique work based on your latest selfie and favorite painter. Or, drop Rodley an email ( to request a print of his AI-generated “Triceratops Flowers” concept art.He also revealed an equally delightful masterpiece of dinosaurs mashed with 19th-century engravings of fruit (above). Because why not?Rodley isn’t the first to make headlines for his intriguing use of a neural network: Research scientist Janelle Shane blogs about the AI she trained to invent chat-up lines, paint colors, metal bands, guinea pig names, and so much more.Let us know how we’re doing Stay on targetcenter_img McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img read more

“WWE Week” next week on the USA Network“WWE Week” next week on the USA Network

first_img Blake Shelton missing Adam Levine on The Voice Now Playing Up Next Blake Shelton WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 WhatsApp WWE & USA Network issued the following press release today:“WWE® WEEK” ON USA FEATURES LIVE SPECIALS, HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWSUSA Network and WWE kick-off the holiday season with an action-packed “WWE Week” beginning this Monday, December 15. The week will culminate with the world premiere of the newest holiday release from WWE Studios and Fox Home Entertainment, Jingle All the Way 2 on Sunday, December 21 at 8 p.m. ET.“WWE Week” Schedule:· This Monday, December 15 from 8-11pm ET – Catch all the action and see the drama unfold on this special episode of Monday Night Raw following Sunday’s pay-per-view, Tables, Ladders and Chairs – and Stairs. Monday Night Raw is the longest-running, weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history and is the most-watched, regularly scheduled program on cable, airing live every Monday night on USA Network. Raw has been a cable mainstay for more than 20 years and is consistently a top ten show on television.· This Tuesday, December 16 from 8-10pm ET – Smackdown® will air live in a special episode for USA Network. WWE’s sizable and passionate fan base makes Smackdown the No. 1 entertainment show on Syfy, where it regularly airs on Friday nights. Smackdown is currently the most-watched, regularly-scheduled program that evening, averaging 3.1 million viewers, beating all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network.· This Wednesday, December 17 from 8-10pm ET – WWE’s 12th annual Tribute to the Troops will feature multi-platinum recording artists and two-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners, Florida Georgia Line joined by WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the United States Armed Forces during this annual entertainment spectacular. The special will feature heartwarming messages from some of NBCUniversal’s biggest stars, including The TODAY Show team, Seth Meyers, The Kardashians, Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic, Katherine Heigl, Lester Holt, Padma Lakshmi, Mark Feuerstein, Tom Brokaw, Rachel Maddow and Carson Daly, as well as the coaches of The Voice, Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.· This Monday, December 15 – Friday, December 19 from 11 am-3pm ET daily – WWE takes over USA DAYTIME as host Cat Greenleaf interviews WWE Superstars and Divas, on her iconic stoop, including The Miz®, Big Show®, Titus O’Neil™ and Brie Bella™, as well as Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon.· Sunday, December 21 from 8-10pm ET – Jingle All the Way 2, the sequel to the 1996 hit, will make its television world premiere. Comedy giant Larry the Cable Guy is joined by WWE Superstar Santino Marella™. Larry finds himself competing for his daughter’s affection with his wife’s new husband, as they both desperately try to track down the season’s most popular toy, The Harrison Bear. Jingle All the Way 2 is directed by and produced by Vicki Sotheran and President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBlake Shelton missing Adam Levine on The VoiceVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:09/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 78.29%0:05Remaining Time -1:04 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Gwen Stefani Now Playing Up Next Adam Levine Google+ Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Blake Shelton Wants His Friend Back On The Voice Now Playing Up Next Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are ‘very much in love’ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twitter Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Videos Articles Facebook WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20last_img read more

Infinitis getting a new global design chief and thats a good thingInfinitis getting a new global design chief and thats a good thing

first_img 2019 Infiniti Q50 review: Aged, but with youthful charm Infiniti QX Inspiration concept is cover-worthy 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer Now playing: Watch this: 5 things you need to know about the 2019 Infiniti Q60… Tags 2019 Infiniti Q60 review: Can power top subpar tech? 0 89 Photos Enlarge ImageIf Inifiniti’s new design chief keeps cranking out beauties like this, then we’ve got lots to be excited about in the future. Infiniti Infiniti has been going through some personnel shakeups lately, and during the most recent one, it lost its head designer Karim Habib. Surely this would be a big hit to any company, but thankfully for Infiniti (and everyone else), it has Taisuke Nakamura ready to take Habib’s place, according to a report published Monday by Automotive News.If Taisuke Nakamura’s name doesn’t ring a bell for you, perhaps his work will. Nakamura is the person responsible for the wildly awesome and gorgeous Prototype 10 concept that was shown in Monterey in 2018 as well as the very handsome QX Inspiration crossover concept we saw in Detroit earlier this year.Nakamura has been with Infiniti’s parent company Nissan since 1993 and has held several high-level design positions within the company. In addition to Prototype 10 and QX Inspiration, he worked on the QS Inspiration which debuted in Shanghai and before that was involved in several Nissan concepts.Hopefully, Nakamura can continue iterating on the design language that he helped established with the QX Inspiration and push it closer to production. Infiniti could use a shot in the arm, and with its other recent changes which include a move from Hong Kong to Japan and pulling out of Europe to focus more on America and China, a new look could be just the thing.Apart from Habib’s departure, Infiniti has lost two presidents in 2019 alone — first Roland Krueger to Dyson and then Christian Meunier to Jeep. Nakamura is set to officially take the position of global design chief as of Sept. 1. More From Roadshow Infiniti Post a comment 3:32 Infiniti Car Industry Share your voicelast_img read more

Mi Fan Festival 2019 day 1 Heres how to get Xiaomi RedmiMi Fan Festival 2019 day 1 Heres how to get Xiaomi Redmi

first_imgRs 4,500 Mi Bluetooth Speaker 2 White Rs 1,100 Discount Rs 7,999Rs 9,999 Rs 8,499 New USB Cable 120cm Rs 3,500Rs 3,500 Redmi Y2(3GB +32GB)(4GB+64GB) Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival will kick off on April 4 and conclude on April 6.Xiaomi India Website (screen-shot) Besides the Re 1 flash sale, Xiaomi, as part of the Mi Fan Festival, is offering several flat cash discounts to Mi LED TVs, Mi Air Purifier 2S, Mi Band fitness trackers and several mobile phones till April 6.Other notable discount deals on Xiaomi products include:ProductsProductsDiscountDiscountNew priceNew priceProductsRedmi 6 (3GB+32GB)DiscountRs 2,000New priceRs 6,999ProductsRedmi Y2(3GB +32GB)(4GB+64GB)DiscountRs 2,500RS 3,500New priceRs 7,999Rs 9,999ProductsRedmi 6 Pro(3GB+32GB)(4GB+64GB)DiscountRs 3,500Rs 3,500New priceRs 7,999Rs 9,999ProductsRedmi Note 5 Pro(4GB+64GB)(6GB+64GB)DiscountRs 5,000Rs 6,000New priceRs 10,999Rs 11,999ProductsRedmi Note 6 ProDiscountRs 5,000New priceRs 10,999ProductsPOCO F1DiscountRs 4,000New priceRs 20,999ProductsMi LED TV 4 PRO (55)DiscountRs 9,000New priceRs 45,999ProductsMi Earphones BlackDiscountRs 400New priceRs 599ProductsMi Earphones SilverDiscountRs 400New priceRs 599ProductsMi Band – HRX EditionDiscountRs 800New priceRs 999ProductsMi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2DiscountRs 200New priceRs 699ProductsMi Pocket Speaker 2 BlackDiscountRs 200New priceRs 1,299ProductsMi Bluetooth Speaker 2 WhiteDiscountRs 1,100New priceRs 1,599ProductsMi Body Composition ScaleDiscountRs 1,300New priceRs 1,499ProductsMi Air Purifier 2SDiscountRs 4,500New priceRs 8,499ProductsNew USB Cable 120cmDiscountRs 150New priceRs 149Products2-in-1 USB Cable 100cmDiscountRs 200New priceRs 199ProductsNew USB ChargerDiscountRs 200New priceRs 299ProductsUSB Quick ChargerDiscountRs 200New priceRs 399ProductsRedmi 6 (3GB+32GB)DiscountRs 2,000New priceRs 6,999 Rs 599 Redmi 6 (3GB+32GB) Rs 999 Rs 699 Redmi 6 Pro(3GB+32GB)(4GB+64GB) Rs 2,500RS 3,500 Mi Body Composition Scale Rs 7,999Rs 9,999 Rs 2,000 Rs 9,000 Rs 10,999 Rs 149 Rs 200 Rs 45,999 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/0:25Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:19?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Rs 200 Rs 20,999 Rs 1,499 Rs 10,999Rs 11,999 Rs 400 Close Rs 1,300 Mi Earphones Silver Rs 299 Rs 5,000Rs 6,000center_img Rs 6,999 Rs 199 Rs 399 USB Quick Charger 2-in-1 USB Cable 100cm Rs 1,299 POCO F1 Rs 200 Mi Band – HRX Edition Redmi Note 5 Pro(4GB+64GB)(6GB+64GB) Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Rs 1,599 Mi Pocket Speaker 2 Black Mi Air Purifier 2S Rs 599 Redmi 6 (3GB+32GB) Rs 400 Products New price Rs 150 Rs 5,000 Mi LED TV 4 PRO (55) Rs 200 Rs 800 New USB Charger Rs 4,000 Xiaomi’s much-awaited Mi Fan Festival is now live on the company’s official e-commerce site with lucrative deals on popular products including Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi LED TVs,  Poco F1 and several mobile accessories.Like previous times, Xiaomi is hosting the crowd favourite Re 1 flash sale later this afternoon at 2:00 pm and in today’s programme, the company will be giving away the Redmi Note 7 Pro (4GB RAM + 64GB storage) and the Mi Soundbar, which cost Rs 13,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively for a paltry one Rupee. Xiaomi to kick off Re 1 flash sale in India later this’s how to boost your chances to win Redmi Note 7 Pro and Mi Sound Bar for just Re 1:Prerequisite:Firstly, in order to participate in the Xiaomi’s Re. 1 flash sale, prospective consumers should have a personal account on Mi Store. It will be hosted simultaneously on both on the mobile application for smartphone users and also on the desktop version, for those who prefer participating on their PCs.Registered customers are advised to log in to their respective Xiaomi’s store (Desktop version) account or Mi mobile App and update the shipping address, so that you get the device to your cart, finish the payment transaction fast.Just minutes before the sale, test the internet connection by refreshing the page at regular interval and also shut down all other tabs on the browser so that internet band is dedicated to Xiaomi flash sale webpageFor problem-free experience, we advise consumers to login into their respective Xiaomi account half an hour or 15 minutes before the sale.Make sure to keep the credit/debit card near you. If the payment is not completed within pre-set time, the product in the cart will be taken away.Note: The company has warned that user who successfully adds a product during the Re 1 flash sale must complete the purchase transaction within six (6) hours of the product being added to his/her cart, failing which the order will be cancelled.It goes without saying that speed and timing are very crucial in this Re. 1 flash sale, as millions of people are vying to have to hands on the limited number of the products. So, be attentive in the final seconds of the flash sale countdown and when the clock strikes zero, click the buy button and finish the payment quickly or else the device will be forwarded to next eligible buyer. Rs 200 Mi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2 Redmi Note 6 Pro Rs 2,000 Mi Earphones Black Rs 6,999last_img read more


first_imgBy Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFROWhat the world needs now is love, sweet love it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone. Look, we don’t need another mountain; there are oceans and rivers enough to cross, enough to last until the end of time. Lord, we don’t need another meadow; there are corn fields and wheat fields enough to grow. There are sun beams and moon beams enough to shine…” Burt Bacharach“In this world of ordinary people, extraordinary people I’m glad there is you.” Sarah Vaughn and Clifford BrownWe celebrate February as Black History month and the month of Love. So, what better time to recognize Black love? Black love has been the backbone of the African American community. The following couples have shown us what Black Love looks like in our community. Their marriages represent from 60 plus years to one month, talking about love.Monica and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Vera and James Newton, Mildred and James Harris, Brenda and Ralph Wright, Dana and Ralph Moore, Lisa and Gregory Packer, Deanna and Herb Brown, Gladys and Rob Rice, Candes and Dante Daniels, Del and Dan Henson, Dr. Marcia and Frank Coakley, Helen and Adolph McDonald, Mildred and William Harper, Dr. Toni and Andre Draper, Bishop Walter and Patricia Thomas ,Gloria and James Bogan, Marsha and Charles Owens, Sharon and Roland Campbell, Marietta and Donald Thom, Joyce and Gen. William “Kip” Ward, Blanche and Paul Beckham, Beulah and James Brown.“If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you? The words will never show the you I’ve come to know. If a face could launch a thousand ships, then where am I to go? There’s no one home but you, you’re all that’s left me too. And when my love for life is running dry, you come and pour yourself on me. If I could be two places at one time, I’d be with you. Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way. If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to die, I’d spend the end with you. And when the world was through, then one by one the stars would all go out, then you and I would simply fly away.” Telly SavalasBarbara and Dwight Pettit, Andrea and Zach McDaniel, Shelonda and Phil Stokes, Pam and Stewart Beckham, Gwen and Thurman Pinder, Rosemary and Rev Donald Atkinson, Diane and Frank Hocker, Marcine and James Britton, Bishop Josephine and Tommy Ridgley, Dr. Francine and William Billy Hayes, Ann and Barrington Branch, Sadie and Eugene Smalley, Tessa and Andre Sheffield, Joan and Alex Brown, Deleanora and Cordell Boone, Virgie and Arnold Williams.“I found love in you and I’ve learned to love me too. Never have I felt that I could be all that you see. It’s like our hearts have intertwined and to the perfect harmony. This is why I love you, ooh this is why I love you. Because you love me you love me…I found love in you and no other love will do. Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away. Forever and a while in my heart is where you’ll stay.” MajorDr. Patricia and Kurt Schmoke, Linda and Ken “Stromie” James, Janet and Harry “Sterling” Johnson, Russell and Ernestine Jolivet, Ann and Ray Butler, Wayne and Pat Frazier, Tarsha and Damon Hughes, Sen. Delores and Russell Kelly, Patricia and Howard Jessamy and State’s Attorney Marilyn and Del. Nick Mosby.“The look of love is in your eyes. A look your smile can’t disguise. The look of love, it’s saying so much more than just words could ever say. …I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you.” Diana KrallSenator Nathaniel and Rachel McFadden, Lawrence and Vera Hall, Judge Jan and Kathy Alexander, Dr, Guy and Joslyn Alexander, Eddie and Sylvia Brown, Novella and Kevin Carter, Ryan and Lisa McNeil, Dr. Vallen and Michele Emery, Errol and Debbie Taylor, Delegate Ben and Teresa Brooks, Chandra and Ellsworth Jackson, James and Jo Evelyn Lewis, Rita and Elvard Cooper, Donald and Judy Rainey, Marguerite and James Walker, Lora and Milton Mayo, Keith and Freehold Lee, Ollie and Mildred Johnson, Zoey and John Sheff and Burnell and Sarah Hurt.Those of us whose love has gone due to death “Tis better to have loved and lost. Than never to have loved at all.” Alfred Lord Tennyson“I am who I am because of you…I will always be yours.” Nicholas Sparks, The NotebookOn the coldest evening of 2019, I witnessed the marriage of Dr. Ashlee and Ryan Turner at the magnificent Grand. The old world and nouveau décor were the picture-perfect venue for the 210 guests at the Black-Tie ceremony. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour before the formal dinner served by white gloved staff passing hors d’oeuvre, of finger foods, including lambchops, champagne and mixed drinks. The sit-down dinner had guests mesmerized at the beautiful decorated dining room with gold and white décor featuring candle lit tables and assorted huge white floral bouquets. Family and friends came from New Orleans, Atlanta, West Chester New York and Charlotte North Carolina. Ryan a graduate of Mt. St Joe, Bowie and Stevenson University is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Turner. Ashlee a graduate of Grambling State, Central and Boston’s Northwestern earning her PhD is the daughter of Dr. Audrey Freeman of Pikesville.Happy birthday Murnell Cooper, Reggie “Rod “Thomas, Melvine Turlington, Art Peterson, and Gwen Pinder.Keeping my sister columnist Rosa Pryor and her family in prayer as she funeralizes her brother Joseph Joe Pryor and to Rudy Dillard and family on the death of his sister Joyce Dillard.What’s happening?February 13, 3PM Put on your red dress for Galentine’s Day at Colin’s 3653 Offutt Roadlast_img read more

Best of Last Week – Science that stumped Einstein revising human timelineBest of Last Week – Science that stumped Einstein revising human timeline

first_img © 2014 Biology was big last week as scientists revised the timeline of human origins—a team of researchers has found evidence that suggests that perhaps some of the traits we define as uniquely human developed at different times, rather than all together during one period as has been thought. Another team wondered which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences? They’ve found evidence (by studying animals) that suggests early humans developed syntax before phonemes (distinct sounds that differentiate words from one another). And yet another team has unveiled what may be the core of our existence as the evolution of life’s operating system is revealed in detail—they’ve shed light on many new aspects of the evolution of the ribosome—the large molecular structure common to all cell species.On the medical front really big news from Cancer Research UK—Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes. If people would only maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking and maybe get some exercise, the researchers report, they’d drastically reduce their chance of getting one of the most deadly types of cancer.It was a pretty good week for technology development as well. A team of researchers built a biological robot and showed muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command. The bots were propelled by muscle cells zapped with an electric current. Also Cubify announced Ekocycle 3D printer uses recycled plastic bottles as component in filament cartridges—Entertainer is pushing the idea of making recycling “cool.”And finally, food for thought as a team has found that having something to do is better than being alone with their thoughts for most people. Turns out, people don’t do well when left to sit and ponder—they don’t like it. They’d much rather have something to do, even if it means hurting themselves. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Best of Last Week – Science that stumped Einstein, revising human timeline and a simple way to reduce pancreatic cancers (2014, July 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furthercenter_img Remote quantum applications, teleportation enabled by calling long distance between superconducting qubits ( —For 112 years, the best minds in science haven’t been able to fully understand how superconductors do what they do. Last week, Louise Lerner of Argonne National Laboratory, published an article reminding everyone of the science that stumped Einstein, suggesting that perhaps it’s time someone figured it out. In other physics news, a team of researchers reported: Remote quantum applications, teleportation enabled by calling long distance between superconducting qubits. They’ve developed a way to allow superconducting quantum chips to communicate with each other over large distances—through an optical fiber cable, which should, they claim, allow for quantum entanglement or teleportation. Schematic of the superconducting optical interfacelast_img read more

He was not depressed Missing poll officers wifeHe was not depressed Missing poll officers wife

first_imgKolkata: The wife of the nodal election officer, who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal’s Nadia district, has completely negated the ‘depression’ theory that has been doing rounds, according to her social media post. “I request everyone to circulate the news that my husband, Arnab Roy, W.B.C.S (EXE) is missing since 18/4/2019 since 12.30 p.m. onwards and I further want to clarify that HE WAS NOT SUFFERING FROM ANY KIND OF DEPRESSION AND WE HAVE A VERY HEALTHY AND HEARTY RELATION,” Anisha Jash, Roy’s wife wrote in a Facebook post, dismissing the ‘depression’ claims in caps. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata A senior police officer revealed that Roy, in his 30s, has been untraceable even on Friday. While Special Observer for West Bengal Ajay V. Nayak, appointed by the Election Commission (EC) mentioned that probably Roy was in depression. Asked about the nodal officer’s disappearance, Nayak had told reporters: “I think it has something to do with his personal life and probably he was in depression. As he is not around, I am told another officer has been given the charge.” Jash urged everyone ‘to stop spreading rumours and gossips’ and help her in finding him. “I don’t want anything except my husband right now and I shall go to the last extent to find him. I earnestly request everyone to share my post. I want my husband back,” Roy’s wife wrote.last_img read more

VIDEO Barry Bonds is still launching tapemeasure batting practice shots at 52VIDEO Barry Bonds is still launching tapemeasure batting practice shots at 52

first_imgBarry Bonds hasn’t played in the major leagues since 2007, but he’s still more than capable of launching a batting practice bomb or two.A video of Bonds taking some spring training BP hacks was posted by Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly, and it shows Bonds grooving a tape-measure bomb into the right field field stands, just like old times.The slimmed down Bonds doesn’t look like the freakish scientific creation of his playing days, but he still has the effortless stroke that racked up 762 home runs in his career. Love him or hate him, you can never question his ability.Just Barry Bonds hitting cage bombs.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) March 26, 2017 Advertisementlast_img