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Cats orphaned after Alipore jail shift find new home

first_imgKolkata: At a time when beating up of stray animals, their killings and even abandoning have become rampant in Kolkata, an NGO has given shelter to the cats which were left uncared for due to shifting of the Alipore correctional home to Baruipur.The organisation which is working for the welfare of stray animals for the past two decades has successfully rehabilitated 82 cats, left unattended due to the shifting. The cats were raised by the workers and inmates of the correctional home. They were fed regularly by the staff of the correctional home and the inmates. After the correctional home was shifted to Baruipur, there was no one to look after them. The cats became weak. Senior officials of the Correctional Home department were contacted and permission was sought for the rehabilitation. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersOn Sunday, in the presence of Biplab Das, Additional Inspector General (Correctional Home), the NGO took the cats in its possession. Earlier, the inmates had requested the senior officials at Alipore Correctional Home to take the cats along but their plea had been turned down. A spokesman of the NGO said the cats have been kept in a separate enclosure at the Shibrampur centre. There are already 80 cats there. The newly-adopted cats will be given 200 grams of fish per day along with milk. After they were brought to the centre, they were examined and kept at a separate enclosure. “The cats would not have survived had they not been attended on time,” said a spokesperson of the NGO.last_img read more

UNP MPs to bring noconfidence motion on SLFP Ministers

A group of UNP members of Parliament are to submit a no-confidence motion against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers who voted in support of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.UNP Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman said that the no-confidence motion will be handed over to the Speaker of Parliament tomorrow (Friday). Several key Ministers of the SLFP voted for the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.The motion was defeated and the SLFP Ministers said they are prepared to resign if they are asked to do so by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette) read more

With tensions high between Israel and Lebanon Annan recommends renewal of UN

“In the light of conditions prevailing in the area, I recommend that the Security Council extend the mandate of UNIFIL (UN Interim Force in Lebanon) until 31 July 2005,” he says in his periodic report to the UN Security Council.While fewer violent incidents took place during the latest reporting period -between late July 2004 and late January 2005 – than during the previous reporting period, “tensions between the parties did not at any point appreciably diminish. Hostile rhetoric remained the norm and stability continued to be threatened” by grave events on 9 and 17 January, by rogue acts and air incursions from both sides, he says.On 9 January a Hizbollah explosive device was blown up as an Israeli Defence Force was patrolling an area 1 kilometre south of the Blue Line in the Shab’a farms, an area which the Lebanese Government considers disputed despite Security Council resolutions to the contrary. One IDF soldier was killed and three others wounded. Israel retaliated, killing a French UN military observer and wounding his Swedish colleague, Mr. Annan says.Another Hizbollah roadside device exploded on the Israeli side of the Blue Line on 17 January, damaging an IDF vehicle. The IDF responded, wounding two Lebanese civilians, he says.Rockets, fired towards Israel presumably by Palestinian militants, were detected on 9 and 28 October and on 15 November, while Israeli air incursions continued throughout the six-month reporting period from 21 July 2004 to 20 January 2005, he says.UNIFIL was established in 1978 to confirm Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, restore peace and help the Lebanese Government restore its authority over the area.”In both private and public forums, Israel and Lebanon have declared their desire to avoid confrontation. At times their actions have clearly supported those intentions. I encourage the parties to live up to those stated aspirations and to do their utmost to adhere to a course favouring peace and security,” Mr. Annan says.He also called on UN Member States to pay the arrears for the mission, an amount totalling $47.1 million. read more

SNCLavalin says Swiss investigating agents hired for Libya projects

SNC-Lavalin says Swiss investigating agents hired for Libya projects MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin has confirmed that it made payments for more than a decade to commercial agents for projects in Libya, payments it says part of an investigation by Swiss authorities.The Montreal-based engineering and construction giant said Monday that it retained Duvel Securities Inc. and Dinova International Inc. in connection with projects in the North African country between 2001 and 2011.The payments were unrelated to the $56 million in payments for two projects that were disclosed following an independent investigation by the company, said spokeswoman Leslie Quinton.“However, subsequent to the independent review, we learned that all or certain payments made to these companies were likely being reviewed by Swiss authorities in their investigation,” she said in an email issued after markets closed.The statement came after a Swiss TV report said SNC-Lavalin’s former head of construction has been formally charged in relation to at least $139 million in payments in North Africa.The company has long said those original $56 million in payments were not related to Libya. Published reports have suggested that at least one of the unnamed projects was Montreal’s superhospital.SNC-Lavalin said it learned of the investigation into Riadh Ben Aissa by Swiss authorities in mid-April, after it disclosed the results of its independent review, but that it has limited information.“Because this investigation is ongoing and we continue to co-operate with authorities, there is very little we are able to add at this time.”SNC-Lavalin said it provided information and documentation to the appropriate authorities, including what it had on Duvel and Dinova.“While we are not aware of any evidence that funds paid to these companies were misused, to the extent any fiduciaries of the company are found to have misused company funds, we reserve our right to makes claims to recover these amounts,” she added.“We also reiterate that we strongly believe that anyone found to have committed any wrongdoing in connection to this or any other investigation should be brought to justice.”SNC-Lavalin said it will continue to co-operate with investigations and has taken steps to reinforce its procedures to strengthen internal controls and processes.Swiss public broadcaster RTS, citing unnamed sources, reported that Ben Aissa faces charges, including money laundering that tie him to at least $139 million in payments. The report said authorities have tracked money moving from SNC to Swiss bank accounts registered to companies in the British Virgin Islands.According to RTS, a Geneva lawyer who also faces charges alongside Ben Aissa created Duvel Securities Inc. and Dinova International Inc. in the British Virgin Islands for Ben Aissa, whose bank accounts were mostly at EFG Bank in Geneva.It said tens of millions of francs passed through the Geneva accounts of these offshore companies since 2001.Efforts to reach representatives of the two companies were not immediately successful.Swiss authorities wouldn’t confirm the report, saying details of its criminal investigation are not made public before the trial phase.“The investigations are still ongoing and we are not able provide more information right now, nor comment on information relayed by the media or to confirm their content,” spokesman Jeannette Balmer said in an email.A Montreal law firm that represented Ben Aissa in the past said it now longer has a relationship with him. The Tunisian lawyer for his brother said he passed on requests for comment to Rafik Benaissa.Ben Aissa has been held on suspicion of corrupting a public official, fraud and money laundering tied to his dealings in North Africa.SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) shares tumbled in Monday trading after the report surfaced. The shares fell by 4.5 per cent in early trading, but closed down 2.19 per cent, or 91 cents to $40.63 in Monday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Analyst Maxim Sytchev of AltaCorp Capital said Monday that investors were concerned at the discrepancy between the $56 million originally cited by the company and the latest tally of more than $139 million.But he said there are few known facts or any indication that SNC-Lavalin will be forced to take a charge to reflect the higher amount.In a report, he said the $139 million figure doesn’t imply that additional money is missing, but the reported charges against Ben Aissa means that SNC-Lavalin is closer to finding out where the money ended up.“As a result, we do not believe that investors should be shaving off $190 million of market capitalization from SNC-Lavalin this morning. Once again, the market does not like the company’s name being dragged through the mud, even though there is no indication that today’s reports implies anything else from an accounting perspective for SNC-Lavalin.”Ultimately, he said investors should focus on SNC-Lavalin’s “pristine” balance sheet, strong backlog, valuable concessions and ability to win new contracts.Ben Aissa was in charge of business dealings in his native Tunisia as well as Libya, where the company won lucrative contracts with the former regime of Moammar Gadhafi.The RCMP executed search warrants at SNC-Lavalin’s Montreal headquarters in April. The company said it was co-operating with the RCMP investigation.The raid followed an investigation into bidding on projects in Bangladesh that prompted RCMP searches of SNC’s Toronto-area offices last September.Earlier this month, Ben Aissa’s brother filed a $5-million lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court alleging the company caused him harm by using Ben Aissa as a “scapegoat” while protecting its interests in Libya in the face of political change.Rafik Benaissa, an American-based orthopedic surgeon, said the Canadian company’s attack on his brother followed 27 years of supporting and funding his work with the regime of former leader Moammar Gadhafi.The allegations have not been tested in court.In September, an Ontario judge certified a $1 billion class-action lawsuit against SNC-Lavalin on behalf of investors who saw the value of their investment in the company plummet following revelations of the mysterious payments in North Africa.The claim arises from alleged payments made by SNC-Lavalin to members, associates and agents of the Gadhafi regime to secure contracts for infrastructure projects in Libya.The allegations made in the class action have not been tested in court, and SNC has said it intends to “defend our interests vigorously.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 26, 2012 6:21 pm MDT read more

MoD to pay legal costs of any Bloody Sunday soldier charged with

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Williamson said the arrangements covered any former soldier “subject to investigations by the Police Service of Northern Ireland”, or anyone “who may be required to participate in other legal processes, such as inquests and public inquiries”.It is understood they will be represented by a special team of solicitors and legal experts.  Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is understood to have promised to pay the legal costs of any soldier facing criminal charges over Bloody Sunday.In a letter from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to army veterans, seen by the BBC, assurances were given to the 18 former paratroopers who have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service over the 1972 killings. It says the soldiers are represented “entirely at the Ministry of Defence’s expense”, according to the broadcaster. Signed by Mr Williamson, the letter was sent on Tuesday night and reportedly read: “The MOD letter said soldiers are “represented by independent firms of solicitors, instructed by veterans themselves, in whose sole interest they act.”This has been the case since the individuals were first regarded as suspects by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and will continue – without time limit or cap on expenditure – until all aspects of the investigation and subsequent legal process are complete.”It comes on the eve of a momentous day as veterans, now in their 60s and 70s, will learn on Thursday if they are to be prosecuted over the deaths of unarmed civil rights demonstrators in Londonderry.Thirteen people were shot and killed on the day while a 14th died a few months later with 14 others wounded. read more

Earthsized planet found just outside solar system

first_imgEUROPEAN ASTRONOMERS SAY that just outside our solar system they have found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.It is the type of planet they’ve been searching for across the Milky Way galaxy and they found it circling a star right next door — 25 trillion miles away. But the Earth-like planet is so hot its surface may be like molten lava. Life cannot survive the 2,200 degree heat of the planet, so close to its star that it circles it every few days.The astronomers who found it say it’s likely there are other planets circling the same star, a little farther away where it may be cool enough for water and life. And those planets might fit the not-too-hot, not-too-cold description sometimes call the Goldilocks Zone.A ‘just-right’ planetThat means that in the star system Alpha Centauri B, a just-right planet could be closer than astronomers had once imagined.It’s so close that from some southern places on Earth, you can see Alpha Centauri B in the night sky without a telescope. But it’s still so far that a trip there using current technology would take tens of thousands of years.But the wow factor of finding such a planet so close has some astronomers already talking about how to speed up a 25 trillion-mile rocket trip there. Scientists have already started pressuring NASA and the European Space Agency to come up with missions to send something out that way to get a look at least.The research was released online Tuesday in the journal Nature. There has been a European-US competition to find the nearest and most Earthlike exoplanets — planets outside our solar system. So far scientists have found 842 of them, but think they number in the billions.While the newly discovered planet circles Alpha Centauri B, it’s part of a system of three stars: Alpha Centauri A, B and the slightly more distant Proxima Centauri. Systems with two or more stars are more common than single stars like our sun, astronomers say.Similar sizeThis planet has the smallest mass — a measurement of weight that doesn’t include gravity — that has been found outside our solar system so far. With a mass of about 1.1 times the size of Earth, it is strikingly similar in size.Stephane Udry of the Geneva Observatory, who heads the European planet-hunting team, said this means “there’s a very good prospect of detecting a planet in the habitable zone that is very close to us.”And one of the European team’s main competitors, Geoff Marcy of the University of California Berkeley, gushed even more about the scientific significance.“This is an historic discovery,” he wrote in an email. “There could well be an Earth-size planet in that Goldilocks sweet spot, not too cold and not too hot, making Alpha Centauri a compelling target to search for intelligent life.”Harvard planet-hunter David Charbonneau and others used the same word to describe the discovery: “Wow.”Charbonneau said when it comes to looking for interesting exoplanets “the single most important consideration is the distance from us to the star” and this one is as close as you can get. He said astronomers usually impress the public by talking about how far away things are, but this is not, at least in cosmic terms.Alien intelligent lifeAlpha Centauri was the first place the private Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence programme looked in its decade-long hunt for radio signals that signify alien intelligent life. Nothing was found, but that doesn’t mean nothing is there, said SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak.The European team spent four years using the European Southern Observatory in Chile to look for planets at Alpha Centauri B and its sister stars Alpha Centauri A and Proxima Centauri. They used a technique that finds other worlds by looking for subtle changes in a star’s speed as it races through the galaxy.Part of the problem is that the star is so close and so bright — though not as bright as the sun — that it made it harder to look for planets, said study lead author Xavier Dumusque of the Geneva Observatory.One astronomer who wasn’t part of the research team, wondered in a companion article in Nature if the team had enough evidence to back such an extraordinary claim. But other astronomers said they had no doubt and Udry said the team calculated that there was only a 1-in-1,000 chance that they were wrong about the planet and that something else was causing the signal they saw.Finding such a planet close by required a significant stroke of good luck, said University of California Santa Cruz astronomer Greg Laughlin.Dumusque described what it might be like on this odd and still unnamed hot planet. Its closest star is so near that it would always hang huge in the sky. And whichever side of the planet faced the star would be broiling hot, with the other side icy cold.Because of the mass of the planet, it’s likely a rocky surface like Earth, Dumusque said. But the rocks would be “more like lava, like a lava planet.”“If there are any inhabitants there, they’re made of asbestos,” joked Shostak.Read: International Space Station saved by toothbrush>Read: Curiosity rover prepares to zap Mars rocks and hit the road>last_img read more

Hopeless fantasy McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016 not be

first_img Source: Órla Ryan/Twitter He noted that an increasing number of families were becoming homeless, something he described as “a very difficult problem to solve”.“You can’t leave families on the street. You can’t put them into a hostel that are full of drug users.”Good storiesPat Doyle, CEO of the Trust, said that there were also a number of ‘good news’ stories the group had to share. He spoke of a young man who has just completed his Applied Leaving Certificate and will soon “be getting the key to his door … hopefully ready for the employment market”.“Those are the kind of stories we want to hear,” Doyle addded.McVerry, who was made a Free Man of Dublin last year, said that any award he received was not for him, but for the homeless.“I have gained so much from homeless people … They have taught me so much about myself and about Ireland and Irish society. I want to thank them,” he commented.Read: Housing Bill dismissed as a ‘ridiculous ploy’ to make the government ‘look better’Read: Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin Rather than seeing homelessness end by 2016, as planned by the govt, Peter McVerry thinks there will be more #homeless people than today.— Órla Ryan (@orlaryan) June 25, 2014 Burton said that at any given time there were 75,000 – 77,000 people in receipt of rent supplement, a payment that was only designed to be temporary. Some 30,000 of these people are living in the greater Dublin area.She said that this can become “an employment trap” and “a poverty trap” as people would lose the payment if they started to work, something that wouldn’t happen via the HAP.Social housingMcVerry said that the solution to homelessness is simple: build houses.In Ireland in 2014 it is appalling and scandalous that we cant give every person a bed for the night with a roof over their head.McVerry said that there are about 100,000 people on the social housing list at present, meaning 5,000 units would have to be built every year for the next 20 years to deal with the issue. He noted that, at present prices, this would cost about €1 billion.He admitted that due to the current economic difficulties, this was not feasible. He added that the €10 million or so being spent per week on rent supplements to landlords was “an awful waste of money”.Burton said that Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan had made “a very, very strong case in government for an appropriate investment in housing”.“We have some capacity as the economy improves for investment.”She added that some of the 80,000 construction workers on the live reigester could be given employment through building new social housing.European investmentBurton said that European leaders were currently discussing a new investment structure for Europe, adding that if it was implemented Ireland could draw from it to help address the housing crisis.McVerry said that rent caps would also help alleviate some of the pressure, as will moving people into empty Local Authority units and buildings owned by Nama.However, in terms of the latter, he noted: “The difficulty and the fault with that plan is that it’s a once-off. Once those unit are taken back, as the ad says: ‘Once they’re gone, they’re definitely gone’.” Joan Burton speaking to reporters at the launch.Burton said “it upsets me deeply at a personal level to pass a house that is boarded up”, when so many people need accommodation.Drug usersAnother issue McVerry thinks has to be addressed is that of the poor quality of emergency accommodation.He noted: “The quality of [many] emergency beds are appalling.”McVerry said he had met a young homeless man this morning who had chosen to sleep rough, rather than move into unsuitable emergency accommodation that was housing drug users.He told McVerry: “If I go into one of those emergency beds, I’ll be back on drugs in no time. What do they want me to do?”The homeless activist said that people who sleep in emergency accommodation with active drug users often wake up to find their possessions have been stolen.Critical age groupOver 60% of the people who engaged with the Trust last year were young, single men.McVerry said that young people are seen by the Trust as the “critical age group” it must reach.“If you’re 18 or 19 and you become homeless, unless you can move them out of homelessness very quickly then their situation becomes every entrenched.The first thing that goes is self-esteem: they lose any sense of their own value, their own dignity, and that can be very difficult to restore once it’s lost. So the priority for us is young people who become homeless: let’s move them out of homelessness as quickly as possible.McVerry stated that he was appalled by the fact homelessness is still such a huge issue, 31 years after he founded the Trust.“It appals me because we had 12 years of growth during the Celtic Tiger years – when we had more money than we knew what to do with … During those years the number of homeless people in Ireland doubled. It went from 2,500 in 1999 to 5000 in 2008 … That is an absolute disgrace” Source: Órla Ryan/Twitter Source: Órla Ryan/Twittercenter_img Joan Burton arriving at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust 2013 Annual Report. pic.twitter.com/QNTKyIPfRD— Órla Ryan (@orlaryan) June 25, 2014 FR PETER MCVERRY has warned that rather than homelessness being eliminated by 2016, as is planned by the government, there could be more people on our streets than there are at present.“There is no provision for the people who are becoming homeless and will become homeless,” McVerry stated.Speaking at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013, he said that the housing assistance scheme “would have been very welcome a few years ago” but doesn’t think it can “make a lot of difference” today as “the demand for renting far outstrips supply”.There will be more people homeless in 2016 than there are today.In 2013, the PMV Trust provided 75,000 meals (up from 57,000 in 2012), engaged with 3,586 people (up from 383 six years ago) and prevented 1,001 people from becoming homeless (up 17% from 2012).McVerry said it’s “appalling” and “scandalous” in 2014 that people are sleeping rough in Ireland. ‘Massaging the figures’McVerry said that the government’s Housing Bill was not addressing the root of the problem, instead “massaging” the social housing list figures.“What is specifically in the Bill is that people in private rented accommodation are deemed to be housed in social housing – that is massaging the figures. Now the minister [Jan O’Sullivan] denies that, the minister says they can go on the transfer list – that’s absurd.“Who is going to transfer with them? Who is going to leave the security of social housing to move into the insecurity of private renting?So effectively, yes, the next assessment of housing need is going to show a big drop in the number of households waiting for social housing, but the reality on the ground won’t have changed. The figures have been massaged.McVerry went on to call the transfer plan “hopeless fantasy” and “pure fantasy land”.Speaking at the launch, Social Protection Minister Joan Burton said that she hoped the government’s plan to end homelessness by 2016 would come to fruition.She defended the Housing Bill, saying that the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) would allow people to “secure and maintain [their] tenancy”. In 2013 the @PMVTrust provided 75,000 meals, engaged with 3,586 people & prevented 1,001 people from becoming homeless (up 17% from 2012).— Órla Ryan (@orlaryan) June 25, 2014last_img read more

Des dents de oustitis suggèrent que lHomme de Florès était bien une

first_imgDes dents de oustitis suggèrent que l’Homme de Florès était bien une espèce nainePubliant leurs travaux dans le Journal of Evolutionary Biology, des chercheurs britanniques ont étudié les différentes modalités de croissance chez certaines espèces naines de primates. L’un de ces modèles de développement pourrait-il s’appliquer au minuscule Homme de Florès, découvert il y a une dizaine d’années ?Certaines espèces de primates, bien que dérivant d’espèces de taille ‘normale’, sont minuscules, tant chez le nouveau-né que chez l’adulte. Parmi ces formes de taille réduite, celles de la famille des Cheirogaleidae (les plus petits des primates) et celles de la famille des Callitrichidae (les plus petits des singes proprement dit). Stephen Montgomery et Nicholas Mundy, de l’université de Cambridge, ont étudié les processus de croissance chez ces deux groupes.Chez le premier, la petite taille est liée à une réduction de la durée des phases de croissance (par rapport aux familles voisines, comprenant des espèces plus grandes). Chez le second groupe, en revanche, la réduction de taille est due presque exclusivement à une altération du taux (donc de la vitesse) de la croissance prénatale. Au sein de cette dernière catégorie, le ouistiti pygmée (Callithrix pygmaea) possède, en conséquence, un phénotype (un aspect) plutôt atypique, disent les chercheurs.Une petite taille liée à une pression environnementale ? Or, cet aspect (dents de faible hauteur, notamment) et cette ascendance (il est issu d’une espèce de plus grande taille), selon les auteurs, rapprochent ce singe d’un des 2 modèles – antagonistes – proposés pour expliquer la taille et l’apparence du Hobbit, l’Homme de Florès (Homo floresiensis). Un homininé (contemporain de l’Homme dit ‘de Cro-Magnon’, notre ancêtre) dont les fossiles ont été découverts en Indonésie en 2003. Selon ce modèle, le Hobbit dériverait du ‘grand’ Homo erectus.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon les chercheurs, c’est sous la pression environnementale de son habitat insulaire réduit qu’il aurait évolué pour devenir ce petit homme d’environ 1 mètre. Trouver chez une autre espèce naine de primate un mode de développement compatible avec ce scénario pourrait donc renforcer les arguments des partisans de cette hypothèse. Le modèle alternatif, soutenu par d’autres anthropologues, suggère lui que les Hobbits n’étaient que des Homo sapiens atteints d’une forme de nanisme pathologique.(crédits photo : Cicero Moraes)Le 16 mars 2013 à 11:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Discussion on Night of Champions Sting vs Rollins

first_imgFacebook Ezekiel Elliot Is A Generous Football Player Google+ Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview.com’s Jason Namako co-hosted the latest “The Piledriver Podcast” with Erik Vasquez and CZW ring announcer Emil J (@TheEmilJay) over at thewrestlingchronicle.com, reviewing last night’s WWE Night of Champions PPV and so much more!You can listen to the show below, or download it by clicking here. Follow The Wrestling Chronicle on Twitter @WrestlingChronRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulian Edelman Launches Youtube ChannelVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:20/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:18 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 Twitter Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel Now Playing Up Next WhatsAppcenter_img Now Playing Up Next 5G Not a Threat to NFL In-Stadium Wi-Fi, Extreme Networks CEO Says Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Antonio Brown Possibly Said Something Offensive Now Playing Up Next Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore Julian Edelman Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #64: Reviewing and discussing AEW All Out and a new AEW World Championlast_img read more

Sol Campbell praises the FAs brand new diversity

first_imgEngland assistant coach Sol Campbell, is surprised by the many changes that the FA has gone through since the last time he applied for a job.It’s not only the major England National Team what’s changing in the country, but it is also the whole FA structure according to England’s own Sol Campbell.It was only seven years ago when the former Arsenal player applied for a job as Roy Hodgson’s assistant manager and was completely rejected to take the position, they gave the job to Gary Neville instead and failed to get the results they expected.With a whole new staff inside the institution, Sol Campbell just got a job under coach Aidy Boothroyd who is currently taking care of the u-21 squad and gave Sol the opportunity to start from scratch once again.Campbell expressed how pleasantly surprised he is for the new face that the FA is showing to the world, he hopes that new exciting times are coming for him and for other young managers looking to make a name for themselves.“Football was probably the slowest of all the sports to open up to diversity,” said Campbell to the Daily Mail.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Now I think the pathways are there. The more BAME coaches who get their badges the better it will become. But the most important thing is now the FA are addressing that.”“I applied for a job with England seven years ago. That one job went to Gary Neville and they had nothing left. Now there are pathways, so if you don’t get that job you could get something else.”“It feels like a totally different era to when I was playing – a totally different FA, too. It’s a privilege and honor to be here. For me, it’s about getting in the system, letting people know who I really am and I never minded mucking in,” he added.Former Arsenal centre-back Sol Campbell looks on during England U21s training session. pic.twitter.com/lfnYbE9FZt— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) November 14, 2018last_img read more

Washougal rejects plan to buy land

first_imgThe city of Washougal almost purchased property next to the popular Sandy Swimming Hole on Monday night, but several councilors rejected the plan, deeming it too expensive. The Sandy Swimming Hole sits just north of the Washougal River at 550 N. Shepherd Road. On sweltering summer days, it has long been one of hottest spots in Clark County for swimmers and kayakers to cool off. But the limited parking on site also presents a safety hazard. When the temperature heats up, the parking lot quickly fills, leaving other drivers to park their vehicles on the side of the road. At many points along Shepherd Road, there’s little to no shoulder for pedestrians and drivers. It’s common for drivers to leave their cars jutting out into the road before heading to the water, said Rob Charles, the city’s engineer. There are also no traffic signals or crosswalks, Charles added, posing a further danger to pedestrians. Charles and other city officials said they hoped to solve the problem by purchasing the land to create more parking spaces. The deal would have cost about $130,000, and the owner, the Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Church, was also on board with the sale. “It just creates a really unsafe position for people not only on the passenger side, but the driver’s side,” Charles said. “This is hopefully a start to building a parking lot for people to use instead of parking on the road.”last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G preorder service to go live this week

first_imgSIM1 SIM Processor OSAndroid 9.0 Pie-based One UI Price (South Korea) PaymentNFC, MST *May differ by market and mobile operator. ModelGalaxy S10 5G Battery4,500mAh (typical)Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and PD3.0Fast Charging compatible on wirelessImproved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare Close SecurityLock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprints, Face NetworkEnhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20 – 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G) *May differ by market and mobile operator. ColoursMajestic Black, Royal Gold, Crown Silver VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM 7nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz)8nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9820 Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz)Note: Type of chipsets on Galaxy S10 series depends on the region of sale Apple and Samsung Finally Reach A Trucecenter_img Display6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi) *Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings Weight198g SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor Dimensions77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm, Stereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG, Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)Audio Playback Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APE RAM + Storage 8GB RAM + 256GB storage: 1.39 million Won (approx. $1,223/€1,092/Rs 84,705)8GB RAM + 512GB storage: 1.55 million Won (approx. $1,363/€1,217/Rs 94,455) Leading global smartphone-maker Samsung officially announced to launch the world’s first commercial 5G phone Galaxy S10 variant in the April first week.Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G will be made available first in the company’s home market South Korea. The pre-order service is slated to kick off on April 5 and hit stores on April 15.It is said to come in two configurations—8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 8GB RAM + 512GB storage for 1.39 million Won (approx. $1,223/€1,092/Rs 84,705) and 1.55 million Won (approx. $1,363/€1,217/Rs 94,455), respectively. Considering the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max, the Galaxy S10+5G price looks modest.Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has a pretty much similar design language as the S10, but one key difference is that it has a bigger 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED with 19:9 aspect ratio and one extra camera on the back. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S10 5G in South Korea in the first week of AprilSamsung Mobile PressIt comes packed with quad-camera module on the back, one 12 MP wide-angle, 16 MP ultra-wide angle and a 12 MP telephoto sensor and Time-of-Flight snapper with laser autofocus and LED flash. On the front, it packs 10MP Dual Pixel shooter with 3D Depth sensor.Also, the Galaxy S10 5G boasts dedicated Neural Processing Unit to help get a perfect shot, as well as six total cameras including the 3D Depth Camera. It accurately provides depth information by measuring the length of time for a light signal to bounce off subjects to deliver bokeh effects with Live focus video, measure objects with Quick Measure, the company claims.The Galaxy S10 5G comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB/512GB storage, Android Pie-based One UI and a 4,500mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for more than a day under mixed usage. Like previous years, Samsung is offering Galaxy S10 series in Exynos 9820 processor in select markets including India, but rest of the features will be the same as the Snapdragon 855 variant. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G coming to South Korean markets first.Samsung Mobile PressAnother most interesting batter feature shared by all Galaxy S10 series models is the PowerShare. It offers reverse charge capability, meaning if your friend owns a phone with wireless charging capability, but is run out of power, he/she can place it on your fully charged Galaxy S10 series phone to power up the former. It can even charge a smartwatch provided it has WPC Qi wireless charging certification.All the audiophiles will be happy to note that all the three Galaxy S10 series come with 3.5mm jack, making it one of the very few in the market to such feature in a flagship phone.With 5G capability, Galaxy S10 series owners can enjoy peak internet speed up to 5Gbps to 10 Gbps that means 4K resolution multimedia contents with sizes 8GB or more can be downloaded in just seconds.”With speeds up to roughly 20 times faster than 4G networks, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games, stream 4K video with virtually no lag and enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences. Additionally, 5G will unite more than 1 million devices per square kilometre transforming how consumers live, communicate and work by connecting not only smartphones but vehicles, factories, offices and cities as well,” Samsung said.After South Korea, Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy S10 5G in the US in late April via Verizon first for a limited period and will be later released to Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile and later in Europe.Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G:ModelModelGalaxy S10 5GGalaxy S10 5GModelDisplayGalaxy S10 5G6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi) *Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in SettingsModelOSGalaxy S10 5GAndroid 9.0 Pie-based One UIModelProcessor Galaxy S10 5G7nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core processor (Max. 2.8 GHz + 2.4 GHz + 1.7 GHz)8nm class 64-bit Samsung Exynos 9820 Octa-core processor (Max. 2.7 GHz + 2.3 GHz + 1.9 GHz)Note: Type of chipsets on Galaxy S10 series depends on the region of saleModelRAM + StorageGalaxy S10 5G8GB RAM + 256GB storage8GB RAM + 512GB storage(No MicroSD)ModelCameraGalaxy S10 5GRear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS Camera with Dual OIS – Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°) – Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°) – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123)-Time-of-Flight sensor – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom- 3D Depth: hQVGAFront: – Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°) – 3D Depth: hQVGANote: The phone comes with a dedicated Neural Processing UnitModelBatteryGalaxy S10 5G4,500mAh (typical)Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and PD3.0Fast Charging compatible on wirelessImproved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShareModelConnectivityGalaxy S10 5GWi-Fi 6.0 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM – 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload *May differ by market and mobile operator. Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) *Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.ModelNetworkGalaxy S10 5GEnhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20 – 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload + None Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G) *May differ by market and mobile operator.ModelSIMGalaxy S10 5G1 SIMModelSensorsGalaxy S10 5GAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light SensorModelSecurityGalaxy S10 5GLock Type: Swipe, Pattern, PIN, Password Biometric Lock Types: Fingerprints, FaceModelPaymentGalaxy S10 5GNFC, MST *May differ by market and mobile operator.ModelAudioGalaxy S10 5GStereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKG, Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included)Audio Playback Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DSF, DFF, APEModelVideoGalaxy S10 5GMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBMModelDimensionsGalaxy S10 5G77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm,ModelWeightGalaxy S10 5G198gModelColoursGalaxy S10 5GMajestic Black, Royal Gold, Crown SilverModelPrice (South Korea)Galaxy S10 5G8GB RAM + 256GB storage: 1.39 million Won (approx. $1,223/€1,092/Rs 84,705)8GB RAM + 512GB storage: 1.55 million Won (approx. $1,363/€1,217/Rs 94,455) CameraRear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS Camera with Dual OIS – Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°) – Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°) – Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123)-Time-of-Flight sensor – 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom- 3D Depth: hQVGAFront: – Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°) – 3D Depth: hQVGANote: The phone comes with a dedicated Neural Processing Unit ConnectivityWi-Fi 6.0 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024QAM – 1.2Gbps Download / 1.2Gbps Upload *May differ by market and mobile operator. Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*) *Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. Audio 8GB RAM + 256GB storage8GB RAM + 512GB storage(No MicroSD)last_img read more

Biju Menon brutally trolled on Facebook for supporting BJPs Suresh Gopi in

first_imgMollywood actor Biju Menon is facing a brutal attack on social media after he extended his support to Suresh Gopi who is contesting as the BJP candidate from Thrissur constituency in the Lok Sabha elections. In a recent program named ‘Suresh Gopikkoppamoru Sayahnam’ (An evening with Suresh Gopi), Biju Menon revealed that it is a blessing for people in Thrissur to get a candidate like Suresh Gopi in their constituency.During his speech, Biju Menon also recollected a memory which proves that Suresh Gopi is a man with a golden heart.”It all happened during my marriage time. Some days before my marriage, Suresh Gopi informed me that he is going to present my marriage costumes. Believing the words of Sureshettan, I did not purchase anything for my marriage. However, on the marriage day, Suresh Gopi did not turn up, and I was totally worried. Later, I purchased costumes on the marriage day. After some time, Suresh Gopi called me and wished. At that time, I asked him why he did an act like that. Suresh Gopi’s reply literally touched me. Actually, Suresh Gopi went to provide financial assistance for a kid who was suffering from a serious illness. He told me that my marriage will be conducted even if he did not turn up, but the child’s treatment will be delayed in his absence,” said Biju Menon during the speech.The words from Biju Menon soon went viral, and many people lauded Suresh Gopi for his noble deed. It should be noted that Suresh Gopi has been active in social works for the past twenty years, and even in his busy schedules, he used to find time to visit orphanages and old age homes.However, Biju Menon’s words about Suresh Gopi have not gone well with certain social media users, especially among the people who support political parties like CPI(M), INC, and SDPI. These people have now launched an attack on Biju Menon’s official Facebook page, and they claim that both Biju and Suresh Gopi are religious extremists who try to spread the Hindutva wave in the state by talking in favour of BJP. “Aren’t you ashamed to support a non-secular party like BJP and a religious fanatic like Suresh Gopi,” commented a social media user. (As translated from Malayalam)”Suresh Gopi, as a person might be good, but now, he is a BJP supporter, a party who has killed many minority youths in the country. Shame on you Biju Menon,” commented another user.Some of the other noted personalities who attended the election campaign for Suresh Gopi includes Priya Prakash Varrier and producer Suresh Kumar.last_img read more

TinyOwl to cut 112 more jobs in fresh round of layoffs to

first_imgTinyOwl, an online food-ordering startup, is reportedly cutting 112 jobs in another round of layoffs, as the company undertakes restructuring to reduce operating costs.The latest layoffs will mostly take place in its sales division in Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune. In its last round of layoffs, the Mumbai-based firm had cut nearly 200 jobs in September, mainly in its sales and delivery divisions.”It was a tough decision,” cofounder and chief executive of TinyOwl Harshvardhan Mandad, told The Economic Times.”Going forward, our operations will have to be more tech-oriented because margins are thin in the food business as compared to other online marketplaces,” said Mandad.Following the latest retrenchment, the startup expects its total headcount to come down to 650 from 1,000 employees it had earlier this year.Amid a slowdown in the fundraising market, many food-ordering startups are looking to initiate cost cutting measures and concentrate on setting up sustainable business models.Last month, global online food ordering firm Foodpanda Group was reportedly in plans to sell its Indian arm as the competition has become fierce in the food-ordering business.Backed by Rocket Internet, Foodpanda was looking to change its strategy as the going was becoming increasingly tough in the Indian market due to intense competition from TinyOwl, Swiggy and Zomato. TinyOwl said that it was running a new operational structure in Mumbai and Bengaluru on a pilot basis. Under the new structure, the company has “automated” the processing of orders and delivery.TinyOwl’s existing investors Matrix Partners India and Sequoia Capital have recently infused Rs 50 crore into the company as it is in the process of restructuring operations.In September, an ET report said that Rocket Internet was looking to sell its top e-commerce firms Jabong, Foodpanda and FabFurnish amid intense competition in the Indian online retail sector.last_img read more

Brian Lara admitted to Hospital in Mumbai due to chest pain

first_imgBrian Lara will lead the Leo Lions side in the Masters Champions League.ReutersWest Indies cricket legend Brian Lara who is currently in India working as an analyst for Star Sports had to be admitted to a hospital in Parel, Mumbai due to chest pain. The 50-year old former West Indian batsmen has been in India for a long time and covered both the Indian Premier League as well as the World Cup for official broadcasters.Considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Lara holds the record of having scored the highest individual score – 400 not out that he recorded against England at Antigua in early 2004. He also holds the record for the highest first-class score of 501 which he managed against Durham in the 1994 English county season while playing for Warwickshire.The hospital where he is admitted, Global Hospital, will issue an official statement on the condition of the legendary cricketer in a short while.last_img read more

Whos Who of Doctor Who New Companion Tosin Cole

first_img Unless you’re a fan of British teen soap operas, or an eagle-eyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens viewer, you probably don’t recognize Tosin Cole.Best known for his roles in The Cut, EastEnders: E20, and Hollyoaks (said British teen soap operas), Cole is one of three new companions set to travel through all of space and time with the Thirteenth Doctor.Playing Ryan to Bradley Walsh’s Graham and Mandip Gill’s Yasmin, the 25-year-old self-proclaimed sneakerhead entered showbiz less than a decade ago.With a few stage credits—including modern Julius Caesar retelling Wasted!—under his belt, Cole in 2010 made his screen debut in BBC series The Cut. And later secured the role of Sol Levi in EastEnders: E20, a Web-based spin-off of the Beeb’s popular London-set soap.Tosin Cole (and his adorable face) will join the Thirteenth Doctor in the TARDIS next year (via BBC)Working his way up (er … down?) the ladder, Cole was cast as Hollyoaks regular Neil Cooper from 2011-12. During his 84-episode stint on the Channel 4 teen drama, the English actor shared nine episodes with future Doctor Who colleague Gill (who played Phoebe McQueen between for three years).A few neglected movie and TV appearances and a bit part (as Red Four) in 2015’s highest-grossing film later, Cole has landed the gig of a lifetime (albeit short lifetime).In a surprise announcement last week, the BBC revealed its latest stars, thrusting relative unknowns Cole and Gill into the spotlight.Cole as Sol in “EastEnders: E20” (via BBC)“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team,” Cole said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”Only 13 when the classic sci-fi show was resurrected by Russell T. Davies in 2005, Cole has shown no previous interest in or knowledge of the Whoniverse. Then again, neither did Pearl Mackie, whose tour de force as Twelfth Doctor companion Bill Potts still gives me chills.Newcomers Cole and Gill can expect to be at the center of media scrutiny over the next nine months, leading up to Doctor Who‘s full return in autumn 2018.Keep an eye on Geek for more on the new cast (including Sharon D. Clarke in a mysterious recurring role) and upcoming season (which has landed director Jamie Childs). HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Razer Brings New Laptops and Headphones to E3

first_img The Xbox One X Looks Nice, But Twice as Nice as the Xbox One?Super Mario Odyssey and Other E3 Nintendo Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda Stay on target We couldn’t go to E3 without checking in with our friends at Razer. Somebody’s gotta be there to make sure no one steals their crazy prototype laptops. As one of the premier names in PC gaming hardware, we were unsurprised to see Razer unveil a revised version of its hit Razer Blade Stealth laptop. However, the company also showed off the Razer Thresher Ultimate, their first stab at console gaming headsets.Let’s start with the Razer Blade Stealth. A gaming laptop without dedicated graphics may sound like an oxymoron, but we along with our colleagues at PCMag have been impressed by the line ever since its 2015 launch. The most recent ultraportable models make use of a 2.8GHz i7-7700HQ processor. They can also take advantage of the clever Razer Core optional device. Connect the laptop to the Core via Thunderbolt 3 and gain access to external graphics, either NVIDIA or AMD, for massively improved gaming performance.New at E3 is the 13.3-inch gunmetal gray model of the Stealth. While the IGZO touchscreen is only 3200 x 1800 QHD as opposed to 4K, is it larger thanks to the reduced bezel. Meanwhile, the more modest color scheme, without pulsating green lights, may be attractive to more professional users who don’t need their laptops to scream “Gamer!” The new Razer Blade Stealth ships this summer starting at $1399 for 16GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 620. You can also save $100 if you buy the Razer at the same time for $399.We all know that Razer knows PCs, that’s why to me their other E3 announcement was more intriguing. On paper, the Razer Thresher Ultimate sounds like a totally solid gaming headset. It’s available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (including Xbox One X like all Xbox One accessories). It provides Dolby 7.1 surround sound. The 2.4 Ghz wireless connection extends for 40 feet and tries to find the clearest, most lag-free signal possible, tech that sounds not unlike the Razer Lancehead wireless mouse. Other quality of life features include a mic designed to specifically pick up mouth sounds, “eSports comfort” memory foam ear cups, a band that can accommodate glasses, and controls for balancing audio so super moves in Injustice 2 aren’t quite so deafening.As far as gaming headsets go, when the Razer Thresher Ultimate launches this summer for $250 it won’t be the only device in its class. However, it is worth paying attention to as a harbinger for Razer’s future console endeavors. The line between PC and console gaming has never been more blurred. Razer is in a unique position to take advantage of that breakdown.last_img read more

Most People Believe Robots Will Match Humans in 30 Years

first_img Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels Robots are no longer a sci-fi fantasy.More than half of adult Internet users believe within 30 years; machines will advance to the point of performing most activities currently done by humans.According to a survey by the Brookings Institute, 52 percent of participants feel this scenario is “somewhat” to “very” likely; 23 percent disagree, and a quarter of respondents are not sure.There were no significant differences by demographic group or region: Folks aged 35 to 54 were ever so slightly more inclined to subscribe to the idea that those living in the south or adults younger than 35.Males and older individuals err on the side of “not very likely.”The D.C.-based think tank also asked whether the U.S. government should set up a Federal Robotics Commission to regulate robot development and usage. (Following Donald Trump’s directive to establish a “space force” to ensure America’s sovereignty among the stars, anything is possible.)Fewer people are on board with administering androids, though: Only 32 percent (a majority young people) agreed, compared to 29 percent who opposed and 39 percent who were unsure.“We asked several questions regarding people’s impressions of robots,” the Brooking Institute said, revealing that 61 percent are uncomfortable with cyborgs.Thirty-eight percent felt machines would make their lives easier in the next five years—mostly as cleaners, security guards, and child or elderly carers. Only if they come cheap, though: 42 percent said they’d pay $250 or less for a robot that handles routine chores. Three percent are willing to pay more than $1,000.But would robot colleagues be a manager’s dream or workers’ nightmare?“The problem is that installing robots often makes the jobs around them worse,” Matt Beane, a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management program, said last month.“Use a robot for aerial reconnaissance, and remote pilots end up bored. Use a robot for surgery, and surgical trainees end up watching, not learning,” he wrote in a piece for Wired. “Use a robot to transport materials, and workers … can no longer interact with and learn from their customers. Use a robot to farm, and farmers end up barred from repairing their own tractors.”Use a robot for sexual intercourse, and, well, the repercussions of this are still under consideration.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Even kids experience body image issues

first_imgChildren as young as eight may be vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, a study has found.The study based on data from more than 1,100 eight- to nine-year-olds indicates a need for strategies in schools and at home to help children maintain a positive body image prior to the onset of puberty.The research explored a link between hormones and body satisfaction in young pre-pubescent children for the first time, said Elizabeth Hughes, from University of Melbourne in Australia. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPublished in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the study clearly indicated that there was a need for strategies in schools and at home to help children maintain a positive body image prior to the onset of puberty.Researchers of the study found that girls tended to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, but boys with higher hormone levels also felt unhappy with their physical shape.’What we have learnt is that pre-pubescent children, as young as eight and nine, are vulnerable to poor body image and the dissatisfaction does appear to be linked to hormone levels associated with the onset of puberty,’ Hughes said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’Basically the higher the level of hormones, the more unhappy the children were with their body size; however children with heightened levels of hormones also tend to be taller and heavier than their peers, and this could be the cause of their poor body image,’ she said.The research might lead to a discussion about strategies and programs that could help children maintain a positive body image prior to the onset of puberty, researchers said.’It may be that children who are taller, heavier and more physically mature, feel more conspicuous amongst their peers,’ Hughes said. ‘There may be a need for community and school programs that help young people learn about what underpins good self-esteem, because self-esteem is not solely invested in physical appearance,’ she said.Body dissatisfaction was measured using a tool called the Kids’ Eating Disorder scale (KEDS) body image silhouettes.This is comprised of eight illustrated silhouettes of children ranging from very thin to very obese.There are separate sets for females and males.The child is first asked to select the silhouette that most looks like them now (self-rating), and then asked to select the silhouette they would most like to look like (ideal rating).Each silhouette is scored and by subtracting the ideal from the self-rating children are allocated either a positive or negative body satisfaction score.Adrenal androgens, which are naturally-occurring steroid hormones such as DHEA and testosterone, were measured through saliva.last_img read more

3 commandos 11 militants killed in Georgia

first_imgTBILISI, Georgia (AP) – At least 3 Georgian commandos and 11 militants have been killed during an operation to free hostages held along Georgia’s border with Russia, authorities said Wednesday.The police operation was launched Wednesday after militants from Russia’s Dagestan province, which has been plagued by extremist Islamist insurgents, crossed into Georgia and took five people captive.Georgia’s Deputy Interior Minister Nodar Kharshiladze told The Associated Press that the militants freed the hostages, but that they then opened fire on security forces after being asked to surrender. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Top Stories center_img Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Quick workouts for men Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Kharshiladze confirmed the death tolls. Several militants also were wounded, Georgian TV station Imedi reported. The hostages were believed to be civilians.Islamist militants used Georgian districts adjacent to the Russian border as hideouts during two wars between Chechen separatists and Russian forces.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more