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U.P. govt starts work on 6 AIIMS, 25 new medical colleges

first_imgThe Yogi Adityanath government has started work on setting up six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state, one of the promises the BJP made in the run-up to the assembly polls.“We promised to open six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state. We have started working in this direction. Once we shortlist areas for setting up these institutions, we will send a proposal to the Centre through the Chief Minister,” Minister for Technical and Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tondon Gopalji said.The institutions will be ready in the next five years.Asked about poor quality of education being imparted to students in many engineering colleges across the state, he said: “Our priority is to improve the quality of education in all institutions. For this, we are focusing on filling up vacant teaching posts.” “I have directed to fill up 500 vacant posts of teacher before the start of new session,” he added.“Once quality is ensured, the students will also be able to get good jobs in the market.” The government is also planning to hold ‘rozgar mela’ (job fair). These fairs will be started in the next three months to ensure that students of management and engineering get job, he said.There are more than 600 private and 13 government engineering colleges in the state.The minister said besides free WiFi on college campuses, the government will set up e-libraries to keep students abreast of the latest developments.Among other steps to be taken in the education sector, he said that infrastructure of polytechnic institutes will be bolstered and all their students will be provided hostel facilities.last_img read more

Opium link in Arunachal MLA’s killing not ruled out

first_imgThe police in Arunachal Pradesh have not ruled out the possibility of an opium cartel being involved in the gunning down of a legislator and 10 others in the State’s Tirap district on Tuesday.Members of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, or NSCN (IM), are suspected to have killed MLA Tirong Aboh, 42, and the others at Bogapani, about 20 km from Tirap district headquarters Khonsa.Mr. Aboh was the National People’s Party candidate for the Khonsa West Assembly seat. He had won the seat in 2014 as a candidate of the People’s Party of Arunachal. The NSCN (IM) has denied involvement, blaming it on the propaganda of the Indian agencies to derail the “Indo-Naga” peace process, meaning its ceasefire with New Delhi since July 1997.“The ambush on the four vehicles the victims were travelling in bears the sign of an underground group, most likely the NSCN which has many factions. There are chances of connection of these groups with the opium growers,” said Sunil Garg, the State’s Inspector General of Police (Law and Order).Opium beltThe “TCL region” of southern Arunachal Pradesh has for long been notorious for the turf war between the NSCN (IM) and NSCN (Khaplang) besides illicit opium cultivation. TCL expands to Tirap, Changlang, and Longding districts.According to a 2013 survey by the Narcotics Control Bureau, opium cultivation is widespread in TCL, the adjoining districts of Anjaw and Lohit and in Upper Siang. An earlier survey by the New Delhi-based Institute of Narcotics Studies and Analysis said every family in 90% of the villages in Anjaw and 63% of villages in Lohit district was cultivating opium.Security agencies say members of the extremist groups either fund or are directly involved in the opium cultivation and trade to sustain their subversive activities. Chopper scan Extremists of all shades have used the hilly, densely forested terrain of the TCL region as a corridor to and from safe havens in adjoining Myanmar. Of the factions, the NSCN (IM) has been enjoying the upper hand in this region because of pressure on the Khaplang group from both the Indian and Myanmar armed forces.“Our informers said 14-15 people ambushed the MLA and escaped into the jungles. We have been using helicopters to scan the routes the assailants might have taken,” an Army officer said on condition of anonymity. “There are no arrests yet, but with reinforcement and help of the armed forces we hope to have a breakthrough soon,” Mr. Garg said.Though officials said other factions could be behind Tuesday’s killing, the needle of suspicion is more on NSCN (IM) because of its alleged push for including the TCL region within Greater Nagalim, envisaged to bring all Naga-inhabited areas of the northeast under one administrative umbrella. Four communities — Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, and Wancho — that were clubbed as “other Naga tribes” in the Scheduled Tribe list were said to be the primary reason behind the NSCN (IM)’s bid to control the TCL region. Arunachal Pradesh has been resisting this bid. In 2018, the Centre changed the “other Naga tribes” to name the four communities individually. Mr Aboh belonged to the Nocte community.New SUVMr. Aboh’s 20-year-old son Longgem was driving the SUV that they had bought from a showroom in Assam on Monday. He had come down from Bengaluru, where he was studying, for his summer vacation. A leader of the NPP’s State unit said the MLA and members of his family had been receiving threat calls. “FIRs were filed at the local police station but there was no action although some sort of security was provided,” he said, adding that the attack on Mr. Aboh could have been “politically motivated”.last_img read more

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Klay Thompson apologizes to low-energy Warriors fans

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ FILE – Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he was called for a foul against the New Orleans Pelicans at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson apologized Wednesday to fans of the reigning NBA champions after ripping supporters for a lack of energy in a home loss to struggling Phoenix.With a 115-111 defeat Sunday at Oakland, the Warriors fell to 24-10 this season at Oracle Arena in their final campaign at the venue before moving to a new San Francisco arena in September.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “I expect our crowd to be little more into it,” Thompson said after the loss. “I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle.“Least you can stand up or something when we make a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year. It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night ’cause you’re looking forward to the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss That drew criticism from fans and the 3-point sharpshooter turned to Twitter on Wednesday to try and ease hurt feelings.“I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports,” Thompson tweeted. “We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect.”The Warriors (45-21) lead Denver by one game atop the Western Conference as they bid for a fifth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals and seek their fourth crown in five seasons.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon to reach Champions League quarters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy I love DubNation. We have the greatest fan base in sports. We feed greatly off their energy in Oracle and I meant no disrespect. #timetogotowork #roadwarriors— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) March 13, 2019 View commentslast_img read more

Not About Who You’re Playing: PR Sreejesh Advises Indian Men’s Hockey Team Ahead of Olympic Qualifiers vs Russia

first_imgNew Delhi: As Team India gear up to play lowly-ranked Russia in their Olympic Qualifiers at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has one advice for the team — keep the scoreboard clean and don’t take the opposition lightly.”It’s not about who you are playing…It’s all about keeping the scoreboard clean,” tweeted Sreejesh on Thursday. The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men’s team is seen as the clear favourite against the World No.22 Russia. Ranked fifth in the world, the Indian men are expected to have an easy outing against the Russians.However, coach Graham Reid would know that even one bad game could demolish India’s dream of making it to the Olympics and so, just like Sreejesh, he possibly won’t take their lower-ranked opponents lightly.The Indian team will be without the services of their defender-dragflicker Varun Kumar who sustained an injury on his shoulder and right bicep and has been ruled out of the matches. He has been replaced by experienced defender Birender Lakra.While the men’s team will take Russia in the Olympic Qualifiers, the women’s team will take on the USA before men’s match on the same days, i.e. November 1 and 2 before the men’s matches.India squad: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Birender Lakra, Surender Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh (C), Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, SV Sunil (VC), Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, and Simranjeet Singh. 2020 tokyo olympicsBhubaneswarIndia vs RussiaIndian men’s hockey team First Published: November 1, 2019, 11:02 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Kareena Kapoor Khan nails 50 suryanamskars after gym session in new workout video

first_imgKareena Kapoor Khan may not be on social media, but the diva has become an online sensation with her flawless gym looks and awe-worthy workout routines.The diva inspires her millions of fans to hit the gym to adopt a healthy lifestyle and get her goal worthy body almost every day.Recently, a fan account of Bebo took to Instagram to post a video of her doing 50 suryanamaskars at the end of workout session and we are inspired.The diva, who came back from a holiday with her husband Saif and son Taimur recently, can be seen doing rounds of suryanamskars in the viral video.For her workout look, Kareena opted for a comfy look and donned a black sports bra with peach mini shorts.She styled her workout look with a messy top knot and a no make-up look.Recently another picture of the 38-year-old actor also went viral on Instagram, in which she can be seen hanging out at the gym with her new workout buddies Saif and Taimur.The actor is currently shooting for Good News with Akshay Kumar.She will also be seen next in Irrfan’s Angrezi Medium in July and Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Takht.Takht also stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.ALSO SEE | Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora working out at gym will give you BFF goals. Watch videoadvertisementALSO WATCH | Saif’s answer when Taimur asks about his Kareena tattoo is adorablelast_img read more

Ozil: I have a ‘really good relationship’ with Emery

first_imgArsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has insisted that his relationship with manager Unai Emery is strong, despite a difficult first season under the Spaniard.Ozil struggled in Emery’s first campaign in charge of the Gunners as the German battled knee and back injuries, and failed to produce his best on a consistent basis when healthy.The 30-year-old managed six goals and three assists in all competitions in 2018-19, and started just 20 of Arsenal’s 38 Premier League games last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Arsenal have reportedly been open to selling Ozil this summer, but any move could be difficult given the midfielder’s £350,000-a-week salary after a contract extension he penned in February 2018. Though there has also been talk Ozil is not a fit in Emery’s system, the player himself insists that he gets along well with his manager. “I have a really good relationship with the coach so we are speaking a lot and he wants to help me and I want to help the team,” Ozil said. Ozil admitted that last season was not his best as a professional, as he battled injuries and adjusted to a new manager.“I have had a lot of coaches in my career so of course every coach is different and wants something different from you as a player,” Ozil said.“I had a few injuries before the season started last year so of course I had a tough time. But at the end of the day, especially the end of the season, I played a lot of games.”Mesut Ozil, Unai Emery, ArsenalWith his high wages and indifferent form last season, it appears that Arsenal may struggle to find a buyer for Ozil. With that in mind, the midfielder has been engaged in discussions with his manager about how to make the upcoming season a bigger success than the last.“What we spoke about, between me and the coach, I can’t tell you because if I say something now to you, in the future he does not want to speak to me again, so I have to take care of that,” Ozil said.“We are speaking a lot and he wants to help me and I know what I can do on the pitch. I want to help the team and I think it will be going well this season, for me and the team.”Ahead of the new season, Ozil got married and recuperated from all of his injury issues. Now fit and ready to go, he is optimistic that 2019-20 can be a success.”I am really happy,” Ozil said. “I am fit.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Former Major CFB Coach Announces He’s Running For U.S. Senate

first_imgA closeup of Cincinnati Coach Tommy Tuberville.CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Tommy Tuberville of the Cincinnati Bearcats looks on in the first half against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium on September 15, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Longtime college football coach Tommy Tuberville reportedly plans to make a run for U.S. Senate in Alabama.According to a report from Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Tuberville hired former press secretary Sean Spicer to work on his campaign. The former Auburn head coach plans to run as a Republican.He reportedly considered running for governor in 2017.However, it appears he’ll finally make his way into the political arena in 2019 with dreams of taking the senate seat from Democrat Doug Jones.Breaking only at— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) April 6, 2019According to the report from Dodd, the Republican primary is set for March 3, 2020. If the former college football coach wins the primary, the general election takes place on November 3, 2020.Tuberville last roamed the collegiate sidelines as the head coach at Cincinnati in 2016. He compiled a 159-99 record during his college coaching career.His best season came in 2004 as the head coach of the Auburn Tigers. Tuberville led the team to a 13-0 record including a Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech. Despite winning the SEC with an undefeated record, the Tigers were left out of the national title game – Oklahoma and USC faced off in the Orange Bowl.He was named the national coach of the year during that season.Now he’s diving into politics.last_img read more

Moderate to heavy rain in S Bengal districts in 48 hrs

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Thursday predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in all the South Bengal districts in the next 48 hours while North Bengal may receive some scattered rainfall.According to the weather office prediction, North 24-Parganas, West Midnapore and the coastal districts of South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday respectively. There may some thundershowers and lightning in these districts in the evening hours. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA MeT official said a low-pressure trough has formed over Andhra Pradesh-Odisha region which will bring about rainfall in South Bengal districts. However, the amount of rainfall in North Bengal will be reduced, barring a few scattered pockets. “A low-pressure trough formed over the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh-Odisha will cause a moderate to heavy rainfall in the South Bengal districts bringing temporary relief from the scorching heat. The humidity level that has been prevailing in the city and other adjoining districts may slightly go down,” a weather official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe city’s sky mostly remained cloudy on Thursday but the high humidity level continued to haunt throughout the day. There was scattered rainfall in some of the northern and southern fringes of the city and also the suburbs in the afternoon but it failed to bring the mercury down. The entire South Bengal is still reeling under rain deficit in the Monsoon season, projecting a deficit of around 60 percent in the current month.last_img read more

Sajjan to reveal military spending hole in setup for new defence policy

first_imgOTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will set the stage today for the Liberals’ much-anticipated defence policy by casting a glaring light on what senior defence sources say is a massive “hole” in military spending.The hole has been caused by years of under-investment in the Canadian Armed Forces, the sources argue, and resulted in little-to-no money for the replacement of essential, but aging, equipment.The list, known in defence circles as the “Key 18,” includes new logistical vehicles and engineering equipment, surveillance aircraft, and communications satellites for the Arctic.The sources spoke on condition of anonymity.The shortfall, which adds up to tens of billions of dollars, also includes upgrades to the military’s current fleet of search-and-rescue helicopters and training for aircrews.The result is that work that should have already been underway to buy 18 core pieces of equipment and services that the military needs has been stalled, the sources said, if it has started at all.The extent of the problem hasn’t been understood outside National Defence, said the sources, and caught the Liberals by surprise when they took office in November 2015.It has since posed a real challenge as the government has drawn up its new defence policy, which is expected to be unveiled before NATO leaders gather in Belgium later this month.The hole will be Sajjan’s main focus when the minister addresses defence industry representatives and experts at a Conference of Defence Associations Institute luncheon.But David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute questioned how the Liberals didn’t know about the underfunding, which he and others such as the parliamentary budget office have highlighted for years.“There was ample information available publicly that DND wasn’t in a position to deliver on what was being asked of it,” he said. “So the idea that this was a surprise to this government, that’s just not credible.”Perry has previously estimated a gap of about $2 billion a year between current funding levels and promised new equipment in the next few years.The parliamentary budget office released its own assessment in March 2015 that said the country’s military structure would become unsustainable over the next decade at current spending levels.A variety of factors have been blamed for the problem, including poor cost estimates during project planning and government’s refusal to add more money when delays result in cost increases from inflation.Sajjan is not expected to reveal how the Liberals plan to address the problem, including whether the government plans to put more money into the military or scrap some planned purchases.Those details will have to wait for the actual defence policy, which the government says will be fully costed and could be released as early as next week.But the fact the minister is raising the issue now has prompted questions in defence circles over whether the government is trying to lower expectations in advance of the new policy.Perry said the Liberals are limited in what they can do to address the underfunding and ensure there is money available for the Key 18: add money; cut non-essential projects; or make tradeoffs in other areas.The Liberals ran in the last election on a promise to create a “leaner, more agile” military and it’s believed there is little room for significant new defence investments, given the current federal deficit.But the sources noted the government wants more than the 65 new fighter jets previously promised by the Conservatives and Canada is facing pressure from the U.S. and NATO to increase defence spending.Even if more money is added, however, there’s no guarantee the department will be able to spend it, as evidenced by the decision to delay $8.4 billion in planned purchases over the next 20 years.That problem has been blamed on a shortage of procurement staff, onerous amounts of red tape and a bureaucratic process that has slowed the military procurement system to a crawl.– Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

Foreign national arrested with heroin at BIA

A foreign national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with cocaine.Customs officers arrested the 28 year old Guinea-Bissau national when he arrived from Nigeria via Doha with over 2 kg of cocaine in his possession. The cocaine was valued at Rs. 30 million.

In Honduras UN chief urges leaders to draw on countrys diversity to

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the National Congress of Honduras. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with President Juan Orlando Hernández and Honduran Foreign Minister (left) at the Presidential House. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and wife, Yoo Soon-taek (left), with President Juan Orlando Hernández and wife at the Presidential House. UN Photo/Evan Schneider “I come to your country with a strong message of hope: I am with the people of Honduras,” Mr. Ban said as he delivered remarks in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, where he urged the Congress to “be a space to build consensus and effective responses.” “As representatives, you hold the hopes of your people. As lawmakers, you translate those aspirations into policy. As leaders, you are accountable for results,” he added, explaining that while the Central American country has emerged from recent political turbulence and made substantial progress towards meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), poverty, inequality, gang violence, insecurity and impunity remain the big obstacles. As it stands now, two-thirds of Hondurans still live below the poverty line and only one-third of young people finish high school. The country is among the world’s most vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. And opportunities for decent jobs remain few and far between, leading many to seek the path of migration, the Secretary-General said. These obstacles to progress are causing many to “literally run for their lives”, said Mr. Ban, referring to the thousands of unaccompanied minors making a perilous journey to the United States, often exposed to abuse and exploitation. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with President Juan Orlando Hernández at the Presidential House. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is congratulated on being awarded the Gran Cruz Extraordinaria con Placa de Oro. UN Photo/Evan Schneider ‹ › “Today, the people of this region are being held at gun point by an upsurge of violent crime fuelled by transnational organized crime and drug-trafficking networks,” he emphasized as he called on all involved countries, those of origin, transit and destination, to urgently protect the human rights of migrant children. “Like people everywhere, Hondurans want good schools for their children. They want transparent, accountable and strong institutions that listen and respond to the people. They want communities free of violence. They want a better future for their families,” the UN chief said. He urged the Government to fulfil its political responsibilities by boosting regional integration, tackling poverty and inequality and citizen insecurity, and by strengthening human rights. From the end of the MDGs to a universal climate change agreement in Paris in December and the 70th anniversary of the UN, the year 2015 is not only pivotal but a year of transformation, Mr. Ban said, explaining that UN Member States are now crafting successor sustainable development goals and pledging to reach a new legal climate deal in Paris by the end of the year. “Taken together, this means that in the next twelve months, we can transform the lives for the generation,” he said, adding: “I am urging governments everywhere to fulfil their political and moral responsibilities. This is my call to dignity – and we must respond with all our vision and all our strength.” On the issue of safeguarding human rights, Mr. Ban said he looked forward to the establishment of the first-ever UN office on human rights in Honduras in the coming months and underscored how the Human Rights Up Front initiative can be helpful in addressing issues as it aims to ensure the Organization acts earlier to address human rights concerns. Earlier in the day, the Secretary-General was awarded the Gran Cruz Extraordinaria con Placa de Oro which he accepted “humility and gratitude” for the UN’s work to build a better world. Also today Mr. Ban met Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras. They discussed the country’s social and economic issues, particularly the Government’s “Plan por una vida major para todos” (Plan for a better life for all) and its links with the multilateral discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. They also discussed the importance of focusing on financing for both the development and climate change agendas. According to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York, the two leaders also addressed concerns regarding Honduras’ security and human rights situation. The Secretary-General welcomed the Government’s willingness to strengthen its relations with the United Nations through the opening of a local presence of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. During a press conference after that meeting, Mr. Ban took note of the Government’s measures to improve the security situation. To that end he said he was very happy to note that the homicide rate has dropped significantly during the last two years from 86 homicidal deaths out of 100,000, to 66. “That is 22 per cent; quite a significant improvement and I highly commend the President and [his] strong leadership and commitment to protect human dignity and human rights, and particularly saving human lives,” said the UN chief. However, he remained deeply concerned by the plight of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America. Although the number of returned children has decreased since the summer, there remains a need to address the situation of minors currently in transit or detention. “In all cases, dignity and human rights must be protected,” said the Secretary-General, emphasizing that the UN stands ready to support regional efforts to address security, including facilitating the exchange of best practices on how to prevent violence and crime, stem youth violence, promote the social reintegration of offenders and strengthen institutions. read more

Mammoet transports fully assembled Cat 797 to the Alberta oil sands

first_imgFor the first time in Mammoet and Finning history, a fully assembled Cat 797 mining truck was transported from Fort McKay in Northern Alberta to a mining customer site in mid-October 2015. The Cat 797 is an off-highway, ultra class, two-axle, mechanical powertrain haul truck with a 363 t payload capacity. This move followed the signing of an agreement between Mammoet and Finning for transport between customer sites in the Wood Buffalo Region.Since Mammoet had already done transports of the smaller Cat 793 rock truck and a large shovel, Finning and Mammoet initiated conversations about the possibility of transporting a Cat 797 and the associated challenges. This was not an easy task, given the 797 weighs in at almost 536 t. In the past, these trucks were partially disassembled prior to transport and then reassembled at the client site – which added to the overall costs and time. Kellie Brannan, Finning’s Project Manager for this project, stated of the delivery solution proposed by Mammoet: “We were able to remove concerns around safety, cost, downtime and the inconvenience of dismantling a truck for transport.”Mammoet is the world’s largest service provider specialising in engineered heavy lifting and transport. Mammoet Canada Western Ltd, together with Mammoet Solutions, delivered a detailed design that demonstrated innovative engineering and smart application of industry practices to bring this “first” to the industry and reduce costs and downtime for the client. The successful and safe move of this first truck will be followed by a number more before the end of the year.last_img read more

Fran from LoveHate is back in this new Irish movie

first_imgPETER COONAN – AKA Fran the Man from Love/Hate – is back in a new Irish movie centred around the Traveller community.King Of The Travellers also stars Michael Collins of Man About Dog and features music from Damien Dempsey.It will be released in cinemas on April 19.Here’s the plot synopsis:King of the Travellers follows John Paul Moorehouse (John Connors) on his destructive quest to uncover the truth about the killer of his father 12 years ago. John Paul’s desire for revenge is swayed as he falls for Winnie Power, the daughter of the man he suspects killed his father. John Paul must now battle between his consuming passion for justice versus his desire to be with the woman he loves.The movie also stars a number of Traveller non-actors. Director Mark O’Connor said it would be “entertaining for audiences, as well as being of cultural importance to the Traveller community”.Here’s the opening scene from the movie – a sulky race on the streets of Dublin. (We can’t tell if Peter Coonan’s in it because the drivers are wearing bags on their heads.)YouTube/WildcardDistributionCoola boola: RTÉ confirms fourth series of Love/Hate>12 things we can expect in the new series of Love/Hate>Note: Please have a read of our comments policy before posting. We don’t like comments which are racist, sexist, homophobic, or offensive on the grounds of religion, nationality or demographic group.last_img read more

Humanpowered helicopters Not great for transportation but a fun hobby

first_imgHuman-powered flight has eluded mankind from the very beginning. Our bulky bodies just aren’t designed for flying, but we persist, enlisting all means of contraptions, high-tech materials, and mechanical advantages in order to get closer to sustained flight. Ultimately our strength-to-weight ratio means that no matter how many gears we use, how much carbon fiber we employee, and how much lift the wings provide, we still can’t get off the ground — and stay there — for any length of time. But, through all those attempts, we are improving.The video above covers the Sikorsky Prize for human-powered helicopter flight (we covered last year as well). The prize, which was set in 1980, will be awarded to the team that can fly a heavier-than-air machine, solely with human-provided power, with no energy storage devices (springs, rubber bands, etc.) for one full minute. During that minute the craft will not be able to leave a 10 square meter box, and at one point its bottom will have to exceed 3 meters in height. There is no limit to the number of people who can power it, through at least one of them cannot rotate. Being a helicopter, the machine must be capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL).The current prize is $250,000, so while this isn’t something you’d do for the money, it is a reasonable pastime for young aerospace engineers and (at least) one of their flyweight cyclist friends. The video runs through two attempts at the prize, in the first of which Kyle Gluesenkamp flies a quadcopter about 8 feet into the air. Ultimately the height ended up being more of a challenge than the duration, though the sustained sprint is clearly a limitation to the helicopter’s abilities.It’s not entirely clear why the team was able to get to 8 feet after a previously going just 3.5, but they were thrilled with the progress. It does not appear that the hand and foot pedals have any gearing (likely to save weight and complexity) though that seems like it would be a logical step, if it could be done without interruption to the pedaling. The use of both hand and foot cranks could prevent this, so it’s possible that the added power and endurance provided by the arms is more of an advantage than gearing.Another team, from the University of Maryland, was able to get their craft up to the 9-foot mark, but the record remained intact. Surely, within a brief matter of time, we’ll see this record broken and bigger things being done in human-powered aviation.More at NPR.last_img read more

Opera Beta for Android debuts Webkit engine and OffRoad mode

first_imgOpera Beta is the company’s third browser to arrive in the Google Play app store, but it’s the first one to make the switch to the Webkit rendering engine. Opera’s other browsers will all eventually join Chrome and Safari in running Webkit, a move that’s drawn praise from some and jeers from others. Fears of browsing engine duopolies aside, the new Opera Beta is — as Opera itself puts it — the company’s best browser for Android.While the engine has changed, key features remain intact. You’ll still find the bandwidth-saving Opera Turbo feature, but it’s been renamed Off-Road mode. The name switch makes sense, since Opera Beta generally performs much better than its Android siblings when compression is disabled. In effect, Webkit and V8 already have Opera Beta running at Turbo speeds. Off-Road is a nice, non-techy description of when Opera’s server-side compression tech will help you out — when you’re slogging through a slow data pipe, off the beaten path of your familiar, high-bandwidth connection. You’ll find the Off-Road toggle under the Opera menu at the top of the app, along with actions like sharing and browsing your history.Opera’s trademark Speed Dial page still appears when you open up a new tab, and there’s a new icon that appears which lets you quickly access any pages you’ve saved for offline reading. Content discovery also features prominently, and it’s available with a flick to the left (and also under the red O menu). Pull up the page and you’ll be presented with stories from across the web that suit your interests. It’s configurable, of course. Just tap the gear icon on the discovery page and you can change your preferred country and switch topics off and on. There are 13 in total, covering everything from the arts and sports to science and travel.The Opera Beta app has a long way to go before it’s ready to be anyone’s daily browser. At times pages load in odd chunks, and it can be a jarring experience if you read at a brisk pace — scrolling down into a large, black void only to see content appear a split second later. Gesture controls like pinch-to-zoom and panning are generally smooth, though, and pages do seem to render more quickly than they do in Opera’s Presto-powered Android apps.Long time Opera users should be aware that Opera Link hasn’t been built in to the browser yet, either. There’s a button that will take you to Opera’s web login so that you can browse through your saved data there, but no direct synchronization functionality appears to have been enabled yet.It’s a good first step for Opera in its evolution toward a more feature-focused mobile browser — and that’s precisely what the company was going for when it decided to make the jump to Webkit.last_img read more

Clevo livre un nouveau portable Sandy BridgeE

first_imgClevo livre un nouveau portable Sandy Bridge-ELe fabricant taïwanais Clevo vient de dévoiler le successeur de son ordinateur portable X7200, le P270WM. Un modèle qui embarque un processeur Sandy Bridge-E qui permettrait d’augmenter ses performances de 35 à 50% par rapport à son prédécesseur.Clevo, fabricant taïwanais d’ordinateurs portables à assembler, vient de dévoiler le modèle qui remplacera le X7200. Le P270WM délaisse le processeur Core i7 900 à six coeurs et le chipset X58 de son prédécesseur pour un Sandy Bridge-E LGA 2011 et son chipset X79. En matière de GPU, le nouveau portable de Clevo est doté d’une carte Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M offrant 2 Go de GDDR5, ou d’une Quadro 5010M de 4 Go de mémoire vive.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le P270WM affiche une dalle brillante Full HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixels) de 17,3 pouces. Il peut accueillir trois disques durs ou cartes SSD de 2.5 pouces. Le portable pourra en outre être équipé d’un graveur de DVD ou d’un lecteur Blu-ray. Côté connectique, il offre un port eSATA, trois ports USB 3.0, un emplacement ExpressCard, un lecteur de cartes 9-en-1, quatre prises jack 3,5 mm et des sorties HDMI et VGA. Doté du Wi-Fi 802.11n, du Bluetooth 3.0 + HS et d’un port réseau gigabit.Avec ses 5,3 kilos, le P270WM ne fait pas dans la légèreté, ni en matière de poids ni en matière de prix. AVAdirect, qui a déjà lancé un modèle basé sur ce portable, l’a fixé à 3.300 dollars (2.480 euros environ).Le 8 février 2012 à 16:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Thiago downplays Zidane to Bayern rumors

first_imgThe Spanish footballer knows the team has what it takes to get out of the winless four-match run in the German Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions LeagueWith French manager Zinedine Zidane jobless, there have been many rumors surrounding his next destination.And now with Bayern Munich’s winless four-match run, the team seems like the ideal place for the former Real Madrid coach to be.But for footballer Thiago Alcantara the pressure over Bayern boss Niko Kovac is much, but not enough to sack him from his job.“It’s just rumors. Rumors are rumors,” he as quoted by Four Four Two.“Fortunately, there are many veteran players at Bayern and we know how to deal with this.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We try to work in order to change this situation and move forward,” he explained.“We have to work with what we have now. Speculating on the future achieves nothing.”“We started the season well, winning convincingly our first official seven games,” Thiago added.“After the [September] international break, we returned, and the team was a bit tired.”“We go out looking to get a result, but we concede after 10 minutes and then it’s like a bad nightmare, you think ‘s*** not again’ and after that, it all goes badly,” he commented.“From then on, you are in recovery mode. We need to be calm in order to return to be what we were. After all, only two weeks have passed.”last_img read more

San Diego Zoo bids bon voyage to Giant Panda Patriarch

first_img KUSI Newsroom San Diego Zoo bids bon voyage to Giant Panda Patriarch New Phase of Conservation Program Begins as Gao Gao Returns to China SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo said goodbye Tuesday to a giant panda named Gao Gao, sending him back to his homeland as part of a research loan agreement with the People’s Republic of China.Gao Gao fathered five cubs during his 15 years in San Diego. He was born in the wild in China around 1990 and was taken in by researchers after he sustained injuries that resulted in the loss of part of his left ear. He spent time in the Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve and the Wolong Panda Conservation Center before being brought to the San Diego Zoo in 2003.Gao Gao is headed to the Chinese Center for Research and Conservation for the Giant Panda in Dujiangyan. Animal caretakers from San Diego Zoo Global plan to assist their counterparts at the CCRCGP help acclimate the panda to his new home.“Preparations to move any animal internationally takes a great deal of planning, where the needs of the animal are considered in all preparations,” said San Diego Zoo Senior Keeper Kathy Hawk. “For Gao Gao, it was important that we acclimate him to travel accommodations, adjust his diet and monitor him carefully, to provide him a seamless transition for repatriation to his homeland.”The zoo began an international partnership roughly 25 years ago with the CCRCGP, the China Wildlife Conservation Association and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to further giant panda research and conservation. Due to the success of the partnership, the International Union for Conservation of Nature downgraded the giant panda’s classification from endangered to vulnerable. According to zoo officials, there are roughly 2,000 giant pandas in the wild Tuesday, whereas there were fewer than 1,000 in the wild prior to the zoo’s research collaboration.“Thanks to the work we’ve done, we have met the initial conservation goals we set more than 25 years ago,” said Carmi Penny, the zoo’s director of Collections Husbandry Science. “Now, we must look to the future with a new set of objectives and, along with our collaborators in China, build on current conservation successes while attaining a deeper understanding of the panda.” Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: October 30, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 2:04 PMcenter_img 1234 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Photos by Mollie Rivera.The San Diego Zoo’s press release announcing the move is below:The San Diego Zoo said farewell today (Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018) to one of its most iconic animals. Giant Panda Gao Gao (pronounced Gow Gow), a male panda and father of five cubs born at the Zoo, began his journey this morning to the Chinese Center for Research and Conservation for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) in Dujiangyan, China—in keeping with the current panda research loan agreement with the People’s Republic of China.Gao Gao was transported in his crate and accompanied by a few familiar members of his animal care team, including a veterinarian and keeper staff. Once he arrives in Dujiangyan, team members from both CCRCGP and San Diego Zoo Global will work together to get Gao Gao acclimated to his new surroundings.“Preparations to move any animal internationally takes a great deal of planning, where the needs of the animal are considered in all preparations,” said Kathy Hawk, senior keeper at the San Diego Zoo. “For Gao Gao, it was important that we acclimate him to travel accommodations, adjust his diet and monitor him carefully, to provide him a seamless transition for repatriation to his homeland.”Gao Gao’s return to China comes at the same time the Zoo’s giant panda conservation program enters a new chapter, in which the Zoo, along with colleagues in China, are working to determine and redefine the future of panda conservation and research. Decades ago, when San Diego Zoo Global started working with giant pandas, the species was on the verge of extinction. The Zoo became part of an international collaboration that included CCRCGP, the China Wildlife Conservation Association, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and other accredited zoos and conservation organizations, in an unprecedented effort to prevent a panda extinction event.Now, 25 years later, researchers and keepers have learned a great deal about panda behavior, pregnancy, births, and maternal and geriatric care. Today, the giant panda population is on the rise, with nearly 2,000 giant pandas existing in the wild. Their increased numbers, along with policies put in place by the Chinese government, led the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species to downlist pandas—from Endangered to Vulnerable—meaning that while threats to pandas’ survival remain high, indicators show the species is in less danger of extinction than before, and that conservation efforts are working. In the wake of this accomplishment, conservationists are now determined to create a plan to continue the conservation momentum.“Thanks to the work we’ve done, we have met the initial conservation goals we set more than 25 years ago,” said Carmi Penny, director of Collections Husbandry Science at the San Diego Zoo. “Now, we must look to the future with a new set of objectives and, along with our collaborators in China, build on current conservation successes while attaining a deeper understanding of the panda.”Guests can visit the Zoo’s other two giant pandas, 27-year-old Bai Yun (pronounced bye yoon) and her 6-year-old son Xiao Liwu (pronounced sshyaoww lee woo) in their exhibit in Panda Canyon.Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global. Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom, October 30, 2018last_img read more

Banned parentalcontrol app fires back at Apple calls statement misleading

first_img $999 See All 2:12 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple Best Buy Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It See it Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It $999 OurPact published a blog post Wednesday that disputed Apple’s statement. The company laid out a detailed record of communication with Apple (for instance, on Oct. 6: “Apple removes the OurPact child app from the App Store without any prior communication”). OurPact also sought to explain what MDM software is by contradicting Apple’s recent statements with the iPhone maker’s own documentation about the technology. “Unfortunately, Apple’s statement is misleading and prevents a constructive conversation around the future of parental controls on iOS,” the company wrote. “Our hope is that Apple will work with developers in this space so that families continue to have a wide selection of parental controls to choose from.”Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  0 OurPact’s parental-control app has been removed from Apple’s App Store. OurPact One of the parental-control apps removed from the App Store fired back on Wednesday at Apple’s explanation of why the app was banned.OurPact argued that its app should be reinstated and should be allowed to use technology that enables parents to control what their children access on their Apple devices. A report in The New York Times from Saturday said that in the past year, Apple has targeted 11 of the 17 most downloaded third-party apps designed to help phone users limit screen time or oversee their children’s phone use. Apple either removed the apps from the App Store outright or restricted them in some way, the Times said. That included OurPact, which the Times said is the top parental-control iPhone app, with more than 3 million downloads. The Times said OurPact makes about 80% of its revenue from the App Store. Apple on Sunday published a statement in its newsroom, saying it recently removed several parental-control apps from the App Store because “they put users’ privacy and security at risk.” Over the past year, Apple said, it became aware that several of the apps utilized mobile device management (MDM) software. This “gives a third party control and access over a device and its most sensitive information including user location, app use, email accounts, camera permissions and browsing history.” Apple said it was a violation of App Store guidelines. Apple’s statement is misleading and prevents a constructive conversation around the future of parental controls on iOS. OurPact OurPact said it’s committed to data protection and user privacy. It doesn’t sell or provide user data to third parties, the company said. It does, however, use MDM technology, OurPact said, “to give parents more freedom to manage their children’s mobile devices.” The company said its core functionality wouldn’t be possible without MDM, and from February 2015 until October 2018, Apple had approved the use of MDM in its app 37 times.”It is the only API available for the Apple platform that enables the remote management of applications and functions on children’s devices,” OurPact said. “We have also been transparent about our use of this technology since the outset, and have documented its use in our submissions to the App Store.”center_img The company added that there’s no way for a maker of a parental-control app to remove MDM functionality and still have a working product. It noted that during a conversation with Apple, the tech giant said it wouldn’t allow apps that block other apps. A key part of parental-control apps is allowing caregivers to limit what apps their children access and how often they use them. “If Apple offered alternate APIs to achieve the robust parental controls that OurPact provides we would happily use them,” OurPact wrote. “Unfortunately, no such API exists. All attempts to open a dialogue with Apple to create those APIs have also been refused.”The company asked that Apple reinstate its app.”If Apple truly believes that parents should have tools to manage their children’s device usage, and are committed to providing a competitive, innovative app ecosystem, then they will also provide open API’s for developers to utilize,” OurPact said. “Now, more than ever, the focus should be on building better and more diverse solutions for families to choose from.” • Boost Mobile Monitoring screen timeThe iPhone maker introduced its own screen-time and parental-control features last year when it unveiled iOS 12, the most recent major update to its mobile operating system. Last week, CEO Tim Cook discussed screen addiction at the Time 100 Summit in New York.Apple’s Screen Time feature followed backlash from investors and users over concerns about phone addiction among children. Two of Apple’s major shareholders published an open letter in January 2018 that asked Apple to take a socially responsible approach toward children’s interactions with devices. It cited concerns about mental health problems and other issues that come from heavy phone use. The Times report on Saturday said the makers of two of the App Store’s most popular parental-control apps filed a complaint Thursday with the European Union’s competition office, with one saying Apple compelled it to alter its app in ways that made it less effective than Apple’s parental controls.Parental MDMMDM software is often used by businesses to easily manage and control their employees’ devices, but Apple said that in mid-2017 it updated its guidelines about the use of MDM for nonenterprise purposes.”It is incredibly risky — and a clear violation of App Store policies — for a private, consumer-focused app business to install MDM control over a customer’s device,” Apple said in Sunday’s statement. “Beyond the control that the app itself can exert over the user’s device, research has shown that MDM profiles could be used by hackers to gain access for malicious purposes.”Apple said it gave the app developers 30 days to fix the guideline violations. Several did, but the others that didn’t had their apps removed from the App Store, Apple said. In its blog post Wednesday, OurPact said it didn’t receive any notice before its app was removed by Apple. It is incredibly risky for a private, consumer-focused app business to install MDM control over a customer’s device. Apple iOS 12 Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple says it removed parental-control apps for security reasons, not competition Apple, App Store again face accusations of anticompetitive behavior Screen time is rising and it’s ruining us: 11 ways to cut back Post a comment See It Apple purges parental control apps it says pose a security… See also reading • Banned parental-control app fires back at Apple, calls statement misleading Sprint Share your voice $999 $999 Tags Phones Tech Industry Mobile Apps Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

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