Attawapiskat youth to spend time on the land with Junior Canadian Rangers

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsAround this time of the year young people in Attawapiskat have two options.Head out on the yearly goose hunt or sit at home.But this year there’s something a little different and it couldn’t come at a better time.A number of young people in Attawapiskat are getting a break from the stress that is gripping their community.Nearly three dozen signed up to spend some time in the woods with the Junior Canadian Rangers.last_img

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Barrick Gold Corp deepens ties with Chinese miner Shandong Gold Group

first_imgTORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. says it’s deepening its ties with Shandong Gold Group Co. Ltd. and will look at partnering with the Chinese company on potential acquisitions and asset sales.The new agreement builds on a deal last year that saw the Canadian gold miner sell a 50 per cent stake in its Veladero mine in Argentina to Shandong.The companies had said earlier they would evaluate joint investment in projects currently owned by Barrick or Shandong Gold.Under the deal announced Monday, the companies will choose one of Shandong Gold’s mines where they will share technical expertise and other information to improve operations.Barrick and Shandong Gold will also improve communication between management and technical teams.Shandong is also doing an independent evaluation of a potential mining project at Lama in Argentina.Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX)last_img read more

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Emergency UN food aid to flood victims in DPR Korea to start

Some 5,700 tons of UN World Food Programme (WFP) stocks are presently available in country. Additional food will have to be brought in, with 9,675 tons of cereals, pulses, oil and sugar needed for the initial three-month emergency plan. “We hope the international community will respond to this serious crisis and support the emergency food needs of North Korean civilians suffering from these floods – but we also call upon donors not to neglect the needs of many others, North Korean women and children, who also require our help,” WFP Regional Director for Asia Tony Banbury said today. Hundreds of people are dead or missing and more than 300,000 others have been made homeless, according to the Government. WFP rapid assessment teams have completed visits to 11 counties in two provinces, identifying immediate needs and confirming the extent of infrastructure and farmland damage. According to state-run media, maize and rice crop losses could be as high as 11 per cent. This would result in a significant drop in this year’s harvest, increasing the risk of a larger than anticipated food gap. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had estimated that the DPRK faces a 1 million ton cereal deficit for this crop year (November 2006-October 2007). “The flooding in the DPRK is serious. WFP has worked out satisfactory arrangements with the Government so that we can provide emergency food aid to hundreds of thousands of people who need our help,” Mr. Banbury said. The Government has indicated acceptance of WFP conditions allowing for ongoing visits and assessments by agency staff of food distribution at district and community levels. An existing WFP operation provides nutritional aid to 1.9 million especially vulnerable people across 50 counties, including many of the flood-affected counties, distributing vitamin- and mineral-enriched foods processed at local factories to young children and pregnant and nursing women. 21 August 2007United Nations emergency food deliveries for victims of devastating floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will begin immediately following an agreement with the Government for distribution over a three-month period to 215,000 people, but more donor support is needed to sustain the pace. read more

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New regional body will help protect human rights in SouthEast Asia –

22 July 2009The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the latest move to set up a regional body to protect the rights of people living in South-East Asia, highlighting the need to appoint “independent and impartial” experts to serve on it when it is launched in October. The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the latest move to set up a regional body to protect the rights of people living in South-East Asia, highlighting the need to appoint “independent and impartial” experts to serve on it when it is launched in October.The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have endorsed the terms of reference for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, which will be the first regional body of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called the endorsement “an important step forward” in the establishment of the new mechanism, noting that similar bodies are already functioning in other regions, including Africa, the Americas and Europe.She strongly encouraged ASEAN States to appoint Commission members who are “independent and impartial, and have proven expertise in human rights.”In addition, the national selection processes should include wide consultation and participation by various actors in society, said Ms. Pillay, noting the regional leaders’ stated commitment to create a “people-oriented ASEAN.”At the same time, the High Commissioner voiced her disappointment at the Commission’s “lack of a clear protection mandate,” but said she hoped its role would expand after its launch in October at the 15th ASEAN Summit, to be held in Phuket, Thailand.She also stressed that close cooperation and partnership with independent and effective national human rights institutions, which are already established in some ASEAN nations, will help to reinforce the new Commission’s role.According to the High Commissioner’s office, regional arrangements – such as the one being created by ASEAN – can play an important role in protecting and promoting international human rights standards, including by helping to address shortcomings in national frameworks. read more

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Encana launches probe into allegations of collusion with US rival

CALGARY — Encana says it has launched an investigation into accusations in a news report that it colluded with a U.S. rival in order to keep land prices low in Michigan.“In accordance with Encana’s policies, an investigation of this matter was immediately initiated,” David O’Brien, chairman of Encana’s board of directors, said in an emailed statement.“Encana therefore will not provide any further information at this time.”Shares in Canada’s biggest natural gas producer dropped more than 4% on Monday after a Reuters article quoted what it characterizes as emails between employees of Calgary-based Encana and Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy.The stock was at $19.48 on the Toronto Stock Exchange Monday afternoon, a drop of 89 cents afterThe report alleges the companies talked about ways to avoid bidding against one another for land leases in Michigan’s promising Collingwood shale region, both at an auction two years ago and in at least nine prospective deals with private landowners.[np-related]“When the talk is explicitly about getting together to avoid bidding each other up, it’s a red flag for collusion, bid-rigging, market allocation,” Harry First, a former Department of Justice antitrust lawyer, is quoted as saying in the story.The U.S. Justice Department declined to comment when reached by The Canadian Press on Monday. The Michigan Attorney General’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Chesapeake spokesman Jim Gipson said Encana and Chesapeake discussed forming an “area of mutual interest” joint venture in Michigan, but no deal was reached.In an email to The Canadian Press, he also said the two companies did not make any joint bids. He added the company has invested some $400-million to acquire leases in Michigan.Encana spun off its oil assets in late 2009, making it focused almost exclusively on natural gas. The current period of stubbornly low natural gas prices has been particularly trying on Encana, and in order to cope, the company has been selling non-core assets, entering into joint-venture deals and focusing on more lucrative liquids-rich areas.Encana said last week it would spend an additional $600-million this year to produce natural gas liquids, which more closely track oil prices than dry natural gas prices. Encana shares closed down nearly eight per cent on Thursday when it made that announcement.Chesapeake, which has been dogged by governance concerns in recent months, saw it shares drop nine per cent on the New York Stock Exchange to US$16.93.CEO Aubrey McClendon was stripped of his title as chairman in May following shareholder complaints that his personal business interests could conflict with those of the company he runs.As part of his compensation package, McClendon was allowed to purchase stakes in the oil and gas company’s wells. Investors had long complained about the program and the freedom Chesapeake’s board has allowed him to pursue his personal interests.Those complaints intensified earlier in the spring following reports that McClendon took out more than $1 billion in loans to pay for his stake in the wells. He got the money from a group to which Chesapeake was negotiating to sell assets. That raised concerns that McClendon’s private dealings with the group could have influenced Chesapeake’s decision to sell those assets.With files from The Associated Press read more

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Ban wants accountability in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wants accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process.Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said that the UN Chief was aware of the new video footage released on the war in Sri Lanka and the reports about that video footage. Nesirsky however said that the UN did not have any comments at this moment directly related to the controversial video. He was referring to the video allegedly showing the youngest son of LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran having snacks in an army bunker before being shot dead. “This is an internal task force looking at how recommendations will be carried out within the UN.  It’s not to do with looking into the actual events that took place in Sri Lanka.  It is learning the lessons from them, which is what the second report was about,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) “The Secretary-General has consistently underlined the critical importance of addressing accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process and achieving national reconciliation.  We are obviously aware of the video footage and the reports about that video footage, but I don’t have any specific comment on that,” he said.Meanwhile, in response to a question, the UN spokesman said that the last panel appointed by Ban ki-moon to look into addressing failures of the UN during the war in Sri Lanka is not investigating the incidents in Sri Lanka related to the war. read more

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Arrest made in Edmonton in relation to death of Tiki BrookLyn Laverdiere

A woman wanted by police in relation to the death of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere has been arrested in Edmonton.According to an RCMP media release, Edmonton police arrested Nikita Sandra Cook Thursday without incident. She is scheduled to make her first court appearance in North Battleford on Monday, Aug. 19.Cook, 31, of Onion Lake Cree Nation, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping in relation to Laverdiere’s death.The remains of 25-year-old Laverdiere, who was from Edmonton, were discovered near North Battleford on July 11. She had travelled to the North Battleford and Thunderchild First Nation areas to attend a friend’s funeral on April 27 and was reported missing on May 12.Eight individuals, including Cook, have been charged in the investigation into Laverdiere’s death. The investigation by the RCMP Major Crimes Unit North is still ongoing. read more

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Mali UN condems attack against Mission base that kills five peacekeepers

In a statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Mali, the Secretary-General underscored that attacks targeting UN peacekeepers constitute war crimes under international law, and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice. According to reports, at 7 a.m. this morning, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) camp in the northern region of the country was the target of a “complex attack.” “The Secretary-General reiterates that attacks against MINUSMA will not weaken the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian Government, the parties to the peace agreement, and the people of Mali, in their efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability,” the spokesperson said. The Secretary-General also conveyed his sincere condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments of those concerned, and expressed profound sympathy and support to those wounded, with wishes for a speedy recovery. Earlier today, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Mali said he was “outraged” by the attack. “My duty, on behalf of the Secretary-General, is to express our outrage over this hateful and irresponsible act occurring a week after the local arrangements between the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA) and Platform, and 48 hours after my visit to Kidal,” said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Mali in a press release. Also expressing deep condolences to the families of the victims, Mr. Annadif emphasized that the “serious act” reflects “the disarray of the enemies of peace,” since it comes at a time when the implementation of the peace agreement increasingly becomes a reality in Mali. This past June, a peace agreement was signed by the CMA, following its signature in May 2015 by the Government and a third party, the Platform coalition of armed groups. The Government of Mali, with the support of MINUSMA as well as UN agencies and programmes, has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012, including a military coup d’état, and renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels. read more

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Ohio State hopes to build momentum after week off

Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas (3), redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) and senior wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) celebarte during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24, before heading into a week off.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen an athlete or a team is on a roll, they typically want to do anything they can to keep the momentum.One of the best ways to do that can be simply playing again as soon as possible, but the Ohio State football team didn’t have that opportunity coming off a 52-24 win against Maryland on Oct. 4. Now, the Buckeyes have to find some way to keep the gears spinning coming off a second bye week just five games into the season.After players spent their weekend off either with friends, family, coaches or even out of the country, coach Urban Meyer said it will be important to find a way to keep the team rolling.“We have to restake that momentum,” Meyer said Monday. “This is a little bit uncharted waters for myself to have this many bye weeks early in the season. We got to get ready to go.”OSU’s first week off came after a 66-0 trampling of Kent State at home on Sept. 13. The Buckeyes followed that break with another win against Cincinnati before topping the Terrapins.Meyer said the team has a “standard operating procedure” for how game weeks are run, but he added he’ll meet with the team to discuss how to keep the momentum coming out of a week off.“I’m going to talk to them like grown men, say this is where we’re at, this is what we have to do,” he said. “You’ve had three days off, let’s pick up and go.”Even before the weekend off, the Buckeyes had a lighter week of practice than normal, senior linebacker Curtis Grant said, but that doesn’t mean the team slacked off.“We had a great practice for those last three days, it was very intense,” Grant said Monday. “But coach Meyer gave us a little bit of leeway. He didn’t really kill us last week. So we’ll be ready for this week.”While the offense continued a successful run of games against Maryland, the Buckeyes entered the bye week coming off one of their best defensive performances of the season. Grant and the rest of the OSU defense held the Terrapins to just 66 yards rushing and 310 yards total, coming out to an average of 4.8 yards per play.Redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis Powell said having an extra week off after a strong performance can have one of two outcomes — one good and one bad.“They way I see it could be good is if we basically pick up where we left off, we get that momentum going, it’s good to keep it going and keep playing and progressing,” he said Monday. “But if we come back this week and be lackadaisical because we had a week off, then I could see where it could be bad.”Powell went on to say he expects the good possibility to be the outcome for the Buckeyes as they set their sights on another Big Ten game this weekend.Even though it could stunt momentum, there could still be positives of having an extra week off during the season.Junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker said the bye week was a chance to work on getting healthy, but added he could’ve done with a little bit less time off.“It’s nice to get some rest on the bye week and get your body back, start feeling a little better than you have,” he said Monday. “But then you see the other teams playing and it’s fun being out there. Definitely better than sitting at home.”While the Buckeyes did practice a few times during the week, a weekend off gave the players a chance to do things along the lines of sitting at home and watching football for a change, instead of playing it.Powell said he spent most of his Saturday watching football, and did it away from anyone else from the program.“Everybody went they own separate ways,” he said.But some players still made sure to stay close to teammates — at least partially — over the weekend. Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer said he and others from his position group spent Saturday watching football at wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s house.“It’s always good to just watch some football, because that’s what I’ve done my whole life,” Spencer said.He still found some time for personal life, though, as he said his “girlfriend kind of took over my weekend.”“I met with her, met her brother, and brother’s wife and son, then we went out to one of her friend’s house, so it was an eventful weekend,” he said.But not every player on the team even felt the need to go back home or spend time at a coach’s residence.Take senior tight end Jeff Heuerman for example: “How’d I spend my bye week? Went to Mexico.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field on Saturday to face Rutgers at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

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RK Celje and Pivovarna Lasko together until 2021

Pivovarna Lasko handballRK Celje Pivovarna Lasko The EHF Champions League winners from 2014, RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, signed new title-sponsorship contract with domestic Brewery – Pivovarna Lasko Union, which will keep them in “safe zone” until 2021.The successful story between the biggest Slovenian handball brand and company began in 1989. A year after the first titlesponsorship deal was made and club from the city on Savina river became worldwide known as RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko.Three decades of successful sports-bussiness story… ← Previous Story MONTPELLIER WIN DERBY! PSG Handball on winter break with -6! Next Story → Vote for World Best Coach in Women’s Handball 2017 until January 4! read more

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Opinion Who will save us from the shooters

first_imgEvery year, just before E3 starts, all of the big names in the industry spend an enormous amount of money preparing to show off the big titles they have been working on. These are often the real blockbusters, with expensive trailers that are sure to really get the hype machine rolling for the run up to a game’s release.This year was no different, with Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and many others putting their best foot forward. Each company had something to show off. By “something”, I mean shooters. At E3 2012 there was more camera time devoted to people with guns in their hands than anything else. As gamers, we’re certainly no stranger to the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, but this year’s E3 presentation was completely overrun with them (and, to some extent, their close cousin the third-person shooter). So, I ask you, who will save up from the shooters?Resident Evil 6, Lost Planet 3, Battlefield 3, Halo 4, Far Cry 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter we’re among the stars of the E3 press day. By the time the day was over, I realized that I was unable to tell most of these games apart without some key identifier, be it Master Chief’s HUD, or the mechs in Lost Planet 3, or even the zombies in Resident Evil 6. Every single one of these games have one terrifying thing in common: none of them are original ideas.These aren’t new games, these are just the next in the line of an existing game with existing gameplay. The only one that could be argued as being new is Halo 4, since it was re-built from the ground up by 343 Studios instead of Bungie. Far Cry 3 now offers a multiplayer component and an exciting new flamethrower instead of a slightly modified assault rifle, but basically these games are comfortable and filled with characters that we already know. No risks were taken, no new ground was broken. Run forward, shoot whatever moves, and try really hard not to get shot/eaten/bludgeoned.The last time this happened, when it felt like the world was being overrun by the FPS, we were saved by Cyan Studios. The Cyan team wanted to create a world filled with puzzles and stunningly beautiful scenery, offering the first-person experience without the need for a weapon. The Myst series was incredibly popular, and spawned almost a decade of games made to challenge the mind and provide an incredibly enticing story.Myst was unlike anything that was out at the time, and many people flocked to the game eagerly. 2012 and 2013 is clearly in need of a distraction from the hail of bullets and the desperate cling to familiar characters that truthfully ran out of interesting story more than a game ago. Game developers out there need to put something other than a gun in the hands of the next hero, and send him into the world to help us remember how to do something other than flex an itchy trigger finger.I find myself looking to the team at Double Fine Studios. In the past, games like Brutal Legend and Psychonauts have been incredibly fun to play. The games have felt original, and I found myself wanting to play them over and over again. Recently, Double Fine has completed a Kickstarter for the Double Fine Adventure. The Kickstarter earned over three million dollars for the project, even though they were originally asking for just $400,000.Double Fine isn’t alone, in the console space Nintendo was once again the least interested in piling shooters into their presentation. The Wii U really looks like it will challenge developers to make some really fun games that allow for a new layer of support gameplay.We’re not totally lost, but the volume of repeat shooters is getting ridiculous. Tim Schafer commented in his Kickstarter video that if he approached a publisher right now to make an adventure game, they would laugh him out of the office. And yet, he was able to raise $3.3m for one.There’s more than enough interest for a different kind of game out there, but it seems more and more like the publishers aren’t willing to take a risk. If the Wii U and Double Fine Adventure are both successful, next year’s E3 will show more publishers taking risks. If not, then we might as well hold on to our hats for the exciting release of Medal of Duty 2: Nazi Zombie Island.last_img read more

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Provisions of electricity opens opportunities for communities – Energy Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #Jamaica, August 22, 2017 – Montego Bay – Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the provision of electricity in communities which were previously without the service forms part of the Government’s push to create economic opportunities for everyone.Addressing a National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) ceremony to officially commission electricity service to the Park Lee and Ridge Pen communities in Mountainside, South West St. Elizabeth, on August 18, Dr.   Wheatley said getting electricity to the community should also be viewed as mission accomplished, following a commitment he made to the residents early last year.“By bringing electricity here, we are opening the doors and providing opportunities for the people,” the Minister said.He encouraged the residents who will benefit from the electricity to remember the responsibilities which come with the service.   “It is not free…it comes with responsibility, so I encourage you to be responsible and to practise energy conservation,” he said.    He told the residents that following representation from Member of Parliament for South West St. Elizabeth, Hon. Floyd Green, a community access point (CAP) will soon be opened in the area.This, the Minister said, is part of the Ministry’s push to get Jamaica on the information superhighway as the country works to attain its Vision 2030 developmental goals.“The community access point is to ensure that we build out a knowledge-based society − a truly digital society − so that Jamaica can embrace the opportunities that are presented as the economy grows.   We do not want South West St. Elizabeth to be left behind,” he said.“We want to create opportunities for young people, such as skills in animation and app development.   Even in the farming communities, you will be able to use technology,” the Minister added.Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament said the installation of electricity in the communities forms part of efforts to restore hope for the residents.“This is part of the reason why I went into politics…to make the lives of people better.   There is a lot more work to be done and we are going to ensure that we go community by community and look at the critical issues and treat with them.   In this modern-day Jamaica, you must have road, water and light that you can turn on. It is now a necessity,” Mr. Green said.Also addressing the ceremony was Mayor of Black River and Councillor for the Mountainside Division of the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, Derrick Sangster, who said residents of the communities are really happy that the service is being made available to them.Some 150 households in the Park Lee and Ridge Pen communities will benefit from the electricity service. Related Items:last_img read more

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Heroes come to Evergreen Parks rescue

first_img A gaggle of giggling kids dressed as superheroes greeted donors at Evergreen Park on Thursday, but the real heroes of the day weren’t wearing capes. Without support from those donors, the locally treasured day camp the kids attend wouldn’t exist.The Evergreen Park Summer Playground Program relies solely on funding from donors to operate.At no cost, kids ages six to eleven can participate in a variety of staff- and volunteer-led activities five days a week.Business and private donors, with Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt in tow, visited the park to see the kids and the impact of their contributions.“I have definitely seen it change lives,” said Mitzi Horrocks, site leader with the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation.The park, located along the Fourth Plain corridor, is known for gang activity, weapons and drugs, she said. Without the program, the park would not be a safe place for the kids to play, she said.This week, the team of paid program staff and volunteers introduced the kids to, as Horrocks puts it, a few of the local heroes in the community. Kids met a police officer and a nurse and are scheduled to meet a teacher today, she said.To complement the hero theme, Thursday was superhero day. Staff and the group of about 60 kids lined up along the playground in their superhero garb, introduced themselves and displayed their appreciation to donors. Click to enlargelast_img read more

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Tire company Sumitomo developed a way to generate electricity inside tires

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Enlarge ImageHopefully you can detach it — and not be forced into paying for a replacement — if the tire goes flat. Sumitomo If you’ve ever wondered how your tire pressure continues to power itself, there’s no magic kinetic witchcraft happening in your tires — they just have batteries and strive to use as little power as possible. But in the future, swapping out a depleted tire-pressure sensor may become a thing of the past.Falken Tires announced last week that its parent company, Sumitomo, has developed a clever “energy harvester” that can produce power from frictional charging, best known as static electricity. It’s not quite ready for prime time yet, but it just cleared a big hurdle that could bring its benefits to automobiles at some point in the future.Inside Sumitomo’s energy harvester are two layers of rubber. Each is covered with an electrode and a film. As the tire rolls and deforms, the negatively charged film will interact with the positively charged film on the other side. This generates a small bit of electricity that can go on to power… something.I say “something” because these harvesters won’t be creating enough energy to add miles of range to your EV. Instead, it’ll be used to provide a trickle of power to a system that only needs that much. Tire pressure monitors are a perfect candidate, as they’re already inside the tire and only need a little bit of juice. Sumitomo says that other devices can also benefit, but didn’t dive into specifics.These little harvesters won’t be in your next set of tires, but things are moving along. The Japan Science and Technology Agency recently selected the project for additional research, which means Sumitomo will have some help with its R&D. Let’s just hope the harvesters don’t cost an arm and a leg each. Michelin shines spotlight on worn tire testing Michelin shines light on worn tire performance and testing 3:31 36 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 0 Post a comment Auto Tech Tagslast_img read more

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Assam Minor girl abducted molested by two men crime recorded on camera

first_imgMinor kidnapped and molested in Assam. Representational image.Getty ImagesIn yet another shocking incident, a minor girl in Hailakandi district of Assam was kidnapped and molested by two men. The incident was recorded on camera.A video has come out that shows a man molesting a girl, while another person recorded it on camera. According to reports, the 14-year-old girl was abducted by two men while she was on her way back from a Madrassa.The two men, who are reportedly known to the girl, allegedly took her to a deserted area, and molested her. The girl in the video can be seen screaming and trying to fight back, but the culprit refuses to let her go. He is even seen laughing on the camera while committing the heinous crime.The girl’s family has reportedly filed a case against the two men – identified as Ashique Uddin Majumdar and Rafiq Uddin Majumdar. The police are searching for the culprits but no arrests were made till this story was filed.A few days ago, another similar incident was reported from Hojai district of Assam where a minor was raped by five men, and the crime was recorded on camera. The video had gone viral on Whatsapp. While the victim did not tell anyone about the incident, a case was filed after her family came to know about the video. Soon after the FIR, police took action, and nabbed the culprits.last_img read more

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Hearing arguments in Khaleda case to continue

first_imgBNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia appears in a Dhaka court on Wednesday. Photo: BNPThe court will continue hearing the arguments in the graft case against BNP chairperon Khaleda Zia.Her lawyer Abdur Rezzak Khan began presenting arguments in the Zia Orphanage Trust case at the Special Judges Court-5 at Alia Madrasa ground in old Dhakaon Wednesday.”It is an unsubstantiated, illogical and fabricated case,” the lawyer told the court.Hearing of the arguments ended for the day at 1:40pm and Khaleda Zia left the court at once.The former prime minister appeared at the court at 11am as Wednesday was set for placing agruments by the lawyers of the accused.The lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the plaintiff of the case, completed his arguments on Tuesday.The prosecution sought maximum punishment for the BNP chief, Khaleda Zia, and others in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Lawyer Mosharraf Hossain Kajal presented the arguments in favour of ACC. He told the court that the prosecution had been able to prove the charges beyond any doubt.During the quasi-military regime of Fakhruddin Ahmed in July 2008, the ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, and four others of misappropriating over Tk 21.0 million that had come as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.During the regime of the current prime minister and Khaleda’s arch-enemy Sheikh Hasina in 2011, the ACC filed another case – the Zia Charitable Trust graft case – against Khaleda and three others allegedly for abusing power to raise funds for the trust from unknown sources.last_img read more

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Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Setting Fire To Texas Mosque

first_img Share Victoria Islamic CenterA federal prosecutor says a “rabid hatred” of Muslims led a 26-year-old man to set fire to a Southeast Texas mosque.Prosecutor Sharad Khandelwal made the claim Monday during opening statements in the trial of Marq Vincent Perez.Perez is charged with a hate crime and also with use of a fire to commit a federal felony in the January 2017 fire that destroyed an Islamic center in Victoria.A federal law enforcement officer testified earlier that an informant said Perez believed the center’s worshippers were terrorists.Authorities last year also charged Perez with possession of an unregistered destructive device in an indictment unrelated to the mosque fire.If convicted of the hate crime charge, the most serious count, Perez could be sentenced to 20 years in prison.“It is in our religion, it is in our teaching that we forgive those who trespass against us, and we let the justice system take its course, and we certainly believe god will render justice after all,” said Omar Rachid a spokesman for the Victoria Islamic Center.What an inspiring/uplifting story. After the Victoria Islamic Center in Texas was destroyed in a 2017 fire, the town’s Jewish leaders handed the keys to their synagogue over to the Muslim leaders & invited them to use it for worship at any time. Humanity prevails. Thank goodness. pic.twitter.com/GWuSgC0yJW— Dr. Craig Considine (@CraigCons) July 9, 2018last_img read more

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Befriending music

first_imgGet set for an evening full of different genres of music. Teamwork is back with Friends Of Music (FOM), a series of musical get together. It is an initiative to revive the culture of enjoying a classic cocktail of good food and great music under moonlit evening with friends and family. Spend an evening with some old school blues, funky rhythm and blues, and soulful jazz music. Backed by rusty stringed guitars and harps, soothing saxophones and melodies that you will never forget.  The young and talented Dhruv Vishwanath, Soul’d Out, and Big Bang  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Blues wil entertain the audience with their performances. Visvanath is a multi-talented musician who began his musical journey at the age of eight. His percussive acoustic style is unique to the Indian subcontinent. He has pioneered a new style of playing guitar and has brought the genre to the forefront.  He continues to write and compose music that communicates with the emotions of people. Lovingly known as Guitar Spanker,  he uses the body of the guitar like a drum and sings simultaneously. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBig Bang Blues, influenced by genres of blues, rhythm and jazz, funk and rock, BBB brings a wide repertoire of music to the stage. The band drives its inspiration from the influences brought in together by its members who come from different backgrounds.Soul’d Out, whose music ranges over different genres aren’t really concerned about how its music is defined or categorised. All that matters to them is they have fun playing, which eventually entertains the audience.When: 25 April Where: Lodi- The Garden Restaurant Timing: 7.30 pm Ticket Price: Rs 350last_img read more

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Hardware information and monitoring software HWiNFO 560 released

first_imgHardware information and monitoring software HWiNFO 5.60 released by Martin Brinkmann on November 03, 2017 in Software – 11 commentsThe computer hardware information and monitoring software HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 5.60 has been released on November 2, 2017.We reviewed the application back in 2011 for the first time, and then again in 2015 when HWiNFO 5.0 introduced remote sensor monitoring.HWiNFO is available as a 32-bit and 64-bit program for Microsoft Windows devices. It can be used as a portable application, or installed on devices. There is even a DOS version available but it is no longer updated.The new HWiNFO 5.60 release is mostly a maintenance release. It adds support or improves the monitoring of select hardware components. It adds support for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, several NVIDIA Vola models (GV100-A, GV-100B, Tesla V100..), and monitoring for AMD Vega’s GPU Hot Spot Temperature and SoC clock.HWiNFO 5.60HWiNFO 5.60 comes with two new features besides the monitoring improvements. The application displays the Nvidia driver version in its interface now if NVIDIA graphics hardware is used, and it is possible to set the sensors to always on top so that they remain visible all the time on the desktop.Previous versions since the release of HWiNFO 5.0 added new functionality and lots of monitoring and sensor checking improvements as well. Here is a short list of new features that landed after the 5.0 release:Support for showing average values.Sensor to monitor memory timings.Monitoring of Windows Hardware Architecture (WHEA) errors.Monitoring of drive/NAND lifetime reads/writes, drive read/write totals since boot.Option to switch values  (current, min, max average).Monitoring of page file usage.Monitoring of CPU Power Limits.The application opens several windows by default when you run it. It launches a system summary window, the main program window, and a small monitoring window.The system summary window lists important hardware characteristics and readings on a single page. It lists all drives, information about the CPU, GPU and memory, and details such as supported features of the processor, RAM timings, and information about the motherboard, bios and chipset.The main HWiNFO window lists hardware components in a sidebar on the left, and the information of the selected component on the right. The information that HWiNFO provides for each component is very detailed.The processor listing alone lists more than a hundred different items on its page, and that is just a single page.You can click on the sensors icon to display all sensors and their real-time reading in a separate window. Other handy features of HWiNFO let you save reports, or check temperatures of components (provided that sensors are available).Now You: Do you monitor the hardware of your devices?Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 7 votes Software Name HWiNFO 5.60Operating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page https://www.hwinfo.com Advertisementlast_img read more

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Related Ryanair announces launch of new Gatwick to

first_img RelatedRyanair announces launch of new Gatwick to Dusseldorf routeCheap flights carrier Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route between London Gatwick and Dusseldorf (Weeze).Ryanair to switch Manchester flightsRyanair to switch Manchester flightsRyanair set to offer New York flights for £6Ryanair to New York – would you? Budget airline announces plans to start Trans-Atlantic flights with fares starting at just £6 one-way. More passengers could soon be flying to the US after Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary announced his intention to set up a low-cost transatlantic carrier.The proposed new airline would have no connection with Ryanair and would offer economy class fares from just £10 one-way, with business/premium class tickets costing between £1,000 and £1,500 – half the price of a ticket on a full-service airline.Commenting on a potential new cheap flights carrier, Mr O’Leary said: “We [Ryanair] would not have any links with the company that would run this, apart from the fact that we would envisage flights being made across the Atlantic from some of our European bases.”He added that any new venture could be in operation 12 to 18 months after acquiring 50 to 60 long-haul aircraft cheaply over the next year-and-a-half.In further news for flight passengers, Mr O’Leary predicted that as many as six European airlines could fold between now and Christmas.It was reported this week that Ryanair was set to lose its battle to pay lower airport-user charges at its Stansted Airport base.Get the new Skyscanner WhoFlies widget for your website! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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