Making Highway Travel Safer

first_imgA 48-hour roadside inspection blitz of heavy trucks this week has helped to make Nova Scotia highways safer. More than 88 per cent of randomly selected heavy trucks passed tough on-road inspection standards during the international Roadcheck 2005. That’s up three per cent from the previous year. “Vehicle compliance-officers enforce safety standards and protect the health and well-being of Nova Scotia road users everyday,” said Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell. “Roadcheck highlights the importance of this work, and the high standards to which truckers must aspire.” Provincial officers conducted inspections around the clock from Tuesday, June 7, to Thursday, June 9, at the Amherst inbound scale house, while mobile patrols inspected commercial vehicles travelling on other provincial highways. The inspections include items related to vehicle, driver, and cargo safety. “Most vehicles showed a high level of mechanical fitness and passed inspections,” said vehicle compliance manager Don Evans. “Inspectors are seeing improvements in the quality of vehicles on the road, which can be attributed to the National Safety Code and stringent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance on-road inspection procedures.” Of the 176 trucks and trailers randomly selected on Highway 104, 21 were placed out of service for various defects. Roadcheck is held annually throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.last_img read more

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StarStudded Unstoppable Gala To Honor Malala Yousafzai

first_imgThe Unstoppable Foundation will celebrate global access to education at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. on Saturday, March 15th.The Unstoppable Foundation’s 5th annual gala will be an exciting evening filled with inspiration, connection and the opportunity to make a powerful difference. The Foundation celebrates five years of bringing education to more than 6,000 children in some of our world’s most impoverished nations. The goal of the evening is to provide an education to an additional 1,000 children in need.“Our Unstoppable Gala brings a voice to 57 million children who do not have access to even a primary education. We can solve this critical need if we have the will to do something about it,” said Cynthia Kersey, founder of The Unstoppable Foundation.The gala will be a spectacular affair, starting with a private VIP reception, entertainment, a live auction and other surprises. Brandy and Malcolm-Jamal Warner will be honorary co-chairs, joined by host John Schneider and celebrity guests Martin Sheen, Leigh Steinberg, Cathy Lee Crosby and many more. Malala Yousafzai, the brave young Pakistani girl who stood up for the right for girls to attend school, and was shot by the Taliban, will receive the 2014 Unstoppable Achievement Award (appearance based on schedule).The Unstoppable Foundation has the support of the personal development and transformation industry. Attendees range from mega influencers, including best-selling authors, nationally known speakers, global thought leaders, celebrities, to some of the greatest minds in business and philanthropy. KABC-7 has joined the Unstoppable team as media partner for the gala.The Unstoppable Foundation was created six years ago by transformational expert, author and visionary Cynthia Kersey. Kersey’s dream was to create transformation on a global scale by igniting a social movement of individuals, organizations and partnerships committed to ensuring that every child receives access to an education. Because of her leadership, more than 6,000 children are receiving an education and a daily meal, 56 school houses and two secondary schools have been built, 17,285 men, women and children have been given access to clean water, sanitation and healthcare, and 2,000+ adults have received training on how to create an income so that the projects are sustainable.“The Unstoppable Gala is a platform to inspire and mobilize people to use their voice and take action to impact a child forever. That action has the power to transform lives, communities and the world,” said Kersey. “The Unstoppable Model — Sponsor a Village, The Unstoppable Solution for Sustainable Education, is based on the 5-Pillar development model. The five pillars not only include schools, but also provide the entire community with access to clean water and sanitation, food and nutrition, healthcare and alternative income training for parents. The Unstoppable model is designed so everything is owned and maintained by the community, and the project is completely self-sustaining within five years of the completed implementation.“We believe every child has A Right To Learn. Attendees’ participation and generosity at the gala will help the Unstoppable Foundation expand our mission and achieve our goal of bringing education to an additional 5,000 children in 2014.”To purchase tickets please visit www.UnstoppableGala.com, and find information about The Unstoppable Foundation at www.UnstoppableFoundation.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Launch in Canada Its All Here

first_imgTORONTO, June 18, 2018 – The wait is over! Starting today, YouTube Music is available to everyone in Canada. Now Canadian fans can find more of the music they love and effortlessly discover new favourites.YouTube Music is a new music streaming service built on top of all the music on YouTube that you can’t find anywhere else – personalized & all simply organized in one place.Features and rates for the new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium (CNW Group/YouTube Canada)Here’s how it all comes together:It’s ALL here. Not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.Recommendations built for you. A home screen that dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on the artists and songs you’ve played before, where you are and what you’re doing. Chilling at the beach? Need some motivation? The right music is right here, built just for you.Thousands of playlists across any genre, mood or activity. Try “A Dose of Sun” for brighter tunes on a cloudy day, “The Pop Hotlist” for the biggest hits around the world or Distrito Latino for Latin pop hits of the moment.Smart search so we’ll find the song, even if you can’t remember what it’s called. “That space-themed Spice Girls song in the desert.” Here you go. You can also search by lyrics (even if they’re wrong). It’s “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” right?The hottest videos. We’ll keep you on top of what’s hot! The hottest videos in the world right now are right there, on their own dedicated Hotlist screen. So you can go check out that brand-new Degrassi-themed Drake video.Ad-free listening, downloads and more. Get YouTube Music Premium to listen ad-free, in the background and on-the-go with downloads.  Plus, your Offline Mixtape automatically downloads songs you love just in case you forgot to. For a limited time, get three months free of YouTube Music Premium here, ($9.99 per month after, $14.99 per month for a Family Plan)*. See it all come to life here.YouTube Premium also launches todayStarting today, YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) will also be available in Canada, providing members with the benefits of Music Premium, plus ad-free, background, and downloads across all of YouTube. YouTube Premium members also get access to the full slate of YouTube Originals shows and movies including the hit series Cobra Kai, Impulse, F2 Finding Football and The Sidemen Show. For a limited time, get three months free of YouTube Premium here, ($11.99 per month after, $17.99 per month for a Family Plan)*.Current Google Play Music subscribers in Canada will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price as it becomes available there. Nothing is changing with Google Play Music – you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always.Try YouTube Music and YouTube PremiumGet the new YouTube Music from the Play Store and App Store today or check out the brand new web player at music.youtube.com.  You can sign up for YouTube Premium at youtube.com/premium.*YouTube Music Premium is $9.99 per month and YouTube Premium is $11.99 per month for individual memberships in Canada.See more here. Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Extending UN mission in Georgia for six months Security Council urges dialogue

Stressing the need for dialogue between the Government and Abkhaz sides in Georgia, where fighting 14 years ago drove nearly 300,000 people from their homes, the Security Council today extended the United Nations mission in the country for another 6 months until 15 October. In a resolution adopted unanimously, the 15-member body also condemned the attack on villages in the upper Kodori valley on 11-12 March and urged all sides to fully support the ongoing investigation conducted by the Joint Fact Finding Group, which is led by the UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG). “The Security Council… decides to extend the mandate of UNOMIG for a new period terminating on 15 October 2007… [It] stresses that the situation on the ground in the areas of security, return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation and development must be improved and calls on both sides to resume dialogue,” the resolution states. The Council “urges the sides to address seriously each other’s legitimate security concerns, to refrain from any actions which might impede the peace process, and to extend the necessary cooperation to UNOMIG and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) peacekeeping force.” In his latest report on the work of the UN in Georgia, which was released last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said last month’s rocket attacks in the upper Kodori valley were “a major setback”, but added there have been recent signs of progress between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides. Mr. Ban cited the continued joint patrols of the valley by UNOMIG and the CIS peacekeeping force as one example of the progress being made, adding that the patrols had observed no heavy weapons and a reduction in the number of armed personnel since a similar patrol in October last year. UNOMIG was set up in 1993 and expanded in 1994 to verify compliance with a cessation of hostilities and separation of forces accord, with patrols of the Kodori valley a specific part of its mandate. But it stopped patrolling the upper part of the valley in 2003 when four mission members were held hostage. Patrols were resumed after a break of three years last December. 13 April 2007Stressing the need for dialogue between the Government and Abkhaz sides in Georgia, where fighting 14 years ago drove nearly 300,000 people from their homes, the Security Council today extended the United Nations mission in the country for another 6 months until 15 October. read more

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Consumer debt on the rise thanks to spike in car loans

OTTAWA — Fresh data suggests Canadians are continuing to pile on consumer debt, but the modest increase suggests credit growth is slowing to crawl-speed.TransUnion’s latest quarterly look at non-mortgage debt shows the average consumer added $69 in non-mortgage debt during the first three months of 2012 from the previous quarter to bring outstanding debt to $26,029.From last year, consumers are on average $432 deeper into debt.‘Increases in auto loan debt generally mean more consumers are purchasing vehicles and are effectively managing their debt’The recent growth is attributed to a spike in auto loans, offsetting declines in credit card debt, lines of credit and instalment loans.Car loans rose by more than $2,000, or 12.6%, from the first quarter of 2011 to $18,2012.TransUnion’s Thomas Higgins said even though consumer debt remains high, growth has slowed and in the last year has been skewed by the auto sector.“This could be seen as a positive,” said Higgins, the credit reporting agency’s vice president of analytics.“Increases in auto loan debt generally mean more consumers are purchasing vehicles and are effectively managing their debt because they have strong enough credit to qualify for loans.”[np-related]In comparable year-over-year periods ending with the fourth quarter of the year, consumer debt growth has slowed from about 10% and higher in 2008 and 2009, to just over five per cent in 2010 and to one per cent in 2011.The latest quarter’s data shows a slight acceleration but only to 1.66% annualized.TransUnion also points out that consumer delinquencies remain low and that auto delinquencies are now the lowest in two years.The Bank of Canada has warned for some time that many Canadians are at risk of getting in over their heads with debt, but the main concern is mortgage and home equity credit, which represents about 70% of all household debt.According to Statistics Canada, household debt to annual disposable income has been at record highs of over 150 per cent for most the past year.Analysts note that the debt ratio has continued to rise even though there have been signs of cooling in the housing market, in part because income growth has also eased.In a report issued Tuesday, the Royal Bank said the first quarter 2012 also saw home affordability decline, meaning the costs of maintaining a residence were increasing as a percentage of income.Much like housing debt, the TransUnion data shows that residents of British Columbia have the most non-mortgage debt at $37,433, while consumer debt in Ontario is just below the national average, and in Quebec averaged a relatively low $18,475.The Canadian Press read more

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UNbacked commission adopts interim peace measures in DR of Congo

The UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) reports that the 177 delegates of the Ituri Pacification Commission adopted on Sunday a series of interim measures to end hostilities and provide a provisional administration in Ituri District, highlighted by the creation of a power-sharing 32-member Provisional Assembly. The Commission, under the presidency of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Representative for the DRC, Behrooz Sadry, also agreed that an 18-member Commission of Prevention and Verification will examine the causes of the conflict and establish measures to prevent any escalation. That body would also look at allegations of violations, establish appropriate groups to investigate them and submit its results and recommendations to the assembly. According to MONUC, a consultative committee of armed groups involved in the conflict, comprising nine members, will evaluate the security situation in Ituri and ensure the containment of armed forces, facilitate the demobilisation of child soldiers and ensure that all armed groups respect human rights. That committee will answer to the Commission of Prevention and Verification. The delegates agreed that both bodies will be chaired by MONUC. The parties also agreed to a provisional 17-member human rights body which will help victims of human rights violations to obtain legal and other support as well as follow up on any legal cases brought and give reassurances that anyone charged will have a fair trial. The body will also be responsible for informing the public about human rights issues. The Ituri commission also made a formal appeal for the protection of children. MONUC reported that delegates hoped the appeal would create the right conditions to ensure respect for children’s rights and to enable child soldiers to be demobilised and reintegrated into their communities. read more

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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark calls on feds Alberta to resolve feud

LUNENBURG, N.S. – British Columbia Premier Christy Clark used a meeting of the premiers Wednesday to push for talks with Alberta and Ottawa to resolve a dispute over her demand for a greater share of the economic benefits from the Northern Gateway pipeline.Clark said there is considerable environmental risk for her province if the $5.5-billion project is built, and B.C. needs to be properly compensated with a greater slice of the economic benefits from the project.“My basic request is for Alberta and Canada to come to the table and sit down with British Columbia and work to figure out how we can resolve this,” Clark said after a meeting with other premiers, and territorial and aboriginal leaders in Lunenburg, N.S.“If that’s going to cause such a big problem that there are trade barriers, there is a very easy way to solve that — no pipeline.”Her comments have put her at loggerheads with Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who has flatly dismissed Clark’s position as one that would “fundamentally change Confederation” because it would mean new negotiations for projects throughout the country.Clark has called for an unspecified “fair share” of the revenues, but declined to say precisely what amount of money she was seeking from the project.“I don’t have a number for you today and I’m not going to negotiate that in public,” she said.Redford said Wednesday she was open to Clark’s overtures to discuss the matter, but she didn’t believe the dispute would be resolved this week.“There will be lots of time for opportunity and discussion,” Redford said as she walked along Lunenburg’s picturesque waterfront before touring the harbour on a tall ship.“It would be wrong for anyone to characterize that we’re not going to talk, but at this point in time, this isn’t the week for it.”Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird weighed in on the dispute, questioning Clark’s stance and reiterating the federal government’s support for the project.“We can’t have a Canada where we try to toll-gate different goods and services in different parts of the country,” Baird told CBC’s Power and Politics.“Alberta has a great resource, it’s a great resource for Canada, and they obviously have to get that resource to market.”According to research in an application filed by Enbridge, 8.2 per cent of the Northern Gateway’s projected $81 billion tax revenue would flow to B.C. over a 30-year period. That equates to $6.7 billion for B.C., while Ottawa is expected to receive $36 billion and Alberta would earn $32 billion.Saskatchewan is expected to top the remainder of the provinces in terms of tax benefit, receiving about $4 billion.Clark said she hadn’t spoken to Redford on Wednesday, but she expected to over the next couple of days as the Council of the Federation meets in Halifax.The pair appeared to keep their distance at the meeting as they mixed with the public along Lunenburg’s historic waterfront and then boarded the Amistad, sitting away from each other as they chatted with other leaders.Other premiers said they didn’t expect the squabble would overshadow other items on the agenda — namely, health care and economic development — but conceded that drafting a national energy strategy could be a tough prospect.Redford has been championing her vision for a pan-Canadian strategy, but has been light on details on how to forge a common, sustainable approach for an array of different energy sources and competing interests.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said it would be unrealistic to think the premiers could quickly craft an energy policy that would address decades-old problems and regional differences. Instead, premiers should work on raising Canada’s profile as an energy player, he said.“Let’s start proactively branding the energy that we have to offer the world, committing to do it in a sustainable way, but promoting the fact that we have it,” he said.“So I think the energy strategy — notwithstanding disagreements in any region of the country — if it does that would be worthwhile.”Premier Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Premier David Alward said they would push for a west-to-east pipeline that could carry unrefined bitumen to refineries in eastern Canada.“New Brunswick is very open to seeing a pipeline come from Alberta to Saint John and the refinery there,” Alward said, though he refused to offer his take on the tussle between Alberta and B.C.“We’re open for business and we’re looking forward, if there is a business case, to seeing that come here.”Quebec Premier Jean Charest also steered clear from the war of words.“I’ll let Premiers Clark and Redford speak to that,” Charest said.He said he was interested in talks to establish a national energy policy — but not without conditions.“First, that there be a respect of provincial jurisdictions,” he said. “And the second one is that if the federal government is going to be part of this, it should be on invitation-only … not because they impose their presence.”Charest also confirmed that the premiers were planning a trip to China in September for a trade mission, though he said his province would not participate because it has done similar trips recently.Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) proposed 1,177-kilometre twin line would carry heavy oil from Alberta across a vast swath of pristine B.C. wilderness and First Nations territory to a port at Kitimat, B.C., for shipment to Asia.Last week, the company announced it will shore up another $500 million in safety improvements.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version reported that the B.C. government commissioned a report on Northern Gateway’s projected tax revenue. In fact, Enbridge filed the report. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email British Columbia Premier Christy Clark calls on feds, Alberta to resolve feud by Alison Auld, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 25, 2012 7:51 pm MDT read more

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FIFA TV boss hails US viewer rating for Portugal match as milestone

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email RIO DE JANEIRO – FIFA has hailed the TV rating in the United States for the World Cup match between the Americans and Portugal as a milestone for the sport.The 24.7 million television viewers were “spectacular figures” for a group-stage match, FIFA’s director of television Niclas Ericson said Tuesday.ESPN got 18.2 million viewers for the 2-2 draw on Sunday, and 6.5 million more watched on Spanish-language network Univision.Ericson said the ESPN rating beats the average for the five NBA finals games this month and the six World Series games last October.“We see it as an important milestone in the audience history of soccer in the U.S.,” the FIFA official said.The Americans next play Germany at 1200 EDT (1500 GMT) on Thursday, needing to avoid defeat to reach the last-16 round.Though Fox drew 19.2 million for the Boston Red Sox’s Game Six clincher against the St. Louis Cardinals, the 2013 World Series averaged 15.0 million, FIFA said.Fox has the rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after agreeing a $425 million deal with FIFA in October 2011. Telemundo paid $600 million for Spanish rights in the U.S. for the two tournaments.ESPN paid $100 million for the 2010-2014 package and Univision paid $325 million, making the U.S. the most valuable single territory in terms of TV rights for soccer’s international governing body. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 24, 2014 10:03 am MDT FIFA TV boss hails US viewer rating for Portugal match as milestone for soccer read more

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Jamaica perfects art of developing sprinters

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — When Usain Bolt hangs up his running spikes after the World Championships in August, the athletics world will bid farewell to arguably the greatest sprinter the sport has ever seen.But while athletics contemplates life without its biggest superstar, Anthony Davis will already be working hard to unearth the next young Jamaican sprinter capable of following in Bolt’s blisteringly fast footsteps.Davis is the director of sport at Kingston’s University of Technology, or UTech, the de facto sprint factory which produced Bolt and virtually every other major Jamaican sprinter of significance.The modest facility’s alumni reads like a who’s who of Jamaican sprinting, including Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter and Elaine Thompson, the 100m & 200m 2016 Olympic champion.“Everybody wants to be the next Usain Bolt because he is a superstar,” Davis told AFP.Jamaica is considered the sprint capital of the world following a decade of dominance at successive Olympics and World Championships, a success which belies the Caribbean nation’s population of just 2.7 million.Sprinter Tyquendo Tracey attributes Jamaica’s success to national character.“Most of us are born with sheer determination. It is hard to beat a Jamaican,” Tracey said.“The determination comes from the high level of competition including high school. We always have this level of competitiveness.”– ‘Godfather’ of sprinting –In fact Jamaica’s success can be traced back several decades, from the moment that Herb McKenley won gold and three silver at the 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki Olympics.McKenley served as coach of the Jamaican national team from 1954 to 1973 and was awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 2004, three years before his death.However it was through the work of Dennis Johnson that the seeds of Jamaica’s sprinting dynasty were sown. Johnson, who equalled the 100-yard world record three times over a six-week stretch in 1961, had been schooled in the fundamentals by legendary US coach Bud Winter at San Jose State in California.Upon his return to Jamaica, Johnson set out to create a US-style collegiate programme in his homeland, helping found the University of Technology in Kingston.It was a historic move that would earn him the title the Godfather of Jamaican track.“We have tried to import the NCAA model to Jamaica,” said Davis who was hired in 1971 by Johnson.“Before Dennis, the students would play all different sports because it was primarily recreational.“Now the athletes focus on specific sports and he designed a programme that would last for 10-11 months per year.”The programme’s breakthrough came at the 1975 Pan-American Games in Mexico as Jamaica won one silver and three bronze.– Half scholarship –Davis said in the past Jamaican athletes heading directly to US colleges from high school would often struggle to adjust to life in America.“You leave high school where you are instructed to do everything and you have to become an adult overnight,” he said.“Some athletes would arrive in the US and find out they are only receiving a half scholarship that doesn’t cover the cost of books and accommodation.“Now if they stay here, they have less distractions and the support of their families.”Jamaica’s sprinting success has been credited to everything from its island life with a culture of walking everywhere to a diet which includes yams and green bananas.But Davis says the answer is more straightforward — dedicated athletes, good coaching and scientific-backed training methods.Driving the sport at a grassroots level is the Champs annual high school track meet which last five days and attracts crowds of 30,000.“With 30,000 people in a packed stadium and millions of viewers on TV, Champs is a real factor in keeping the fire burning with our youngsters,” said track coach Paul Francis.So much Jamaican success has inevitably aroused questions about doping. The former director of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Agency Renee Shirley went on record as saying not enough is being done to snare the drug cheats in her country.Davis dismisses any suggestion that there is a darker side to Jamaica’s sprinting dominance.“To the detractors I say ‘Pause one minute go back to 1948 Herb McKenley, go back to Helsinki,” he said. “There has always been a great Jamaican athletes before we even knew what was doping.“Our programme did not develop overnight. Our programme didn’t just drop out of nowhere. We have worked long and hard on it.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUsain Bolt regrets not getting serious earlierDecember 3, 2016In “Regional”Bolt Big in BrazilAugust 10, 2016In “latest news”Retiring Bolt the ‘Ali of Athletics’ – CoeJune 12, 2017In “latest news” read more

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Undisputed ERA vs SAnitY for Tag Titles tonight on NXT Videos following

first_img WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Videos Articles Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Seth Rollins Pinterest FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Videos Articles 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Undisputed ERA vs. SAnitY for Tag Titles tonight on NXTWWE NXT airs tonight at 8:00 PM ET on WWE Network from Atlanta, Georgia.Set for tonight’s show is is The Undisputed ERA defending the NXT Tag Team Championships against vs. SAnitY.Wrestleview.com will have a recap of NXT later tonight.Videos following Smackdown LiveWWE posted these videos after last night’s Smackdown in Birmingham. Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Kurt Anglelast_img read more

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Florida Fish and Wildlife officials save trapped turtle in Key Largo

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer made a big reptile rescue after finding a turtle caught in a lobster trap off Key Largo.Officer Chris Mattson responded to the call about a 300-pound green turtle that a family found caught in the trap.With the family’s help, Mattson muscled the giant reptile onto his patrol boat and brought it to the turtle hospital in Marathon.The turtle had a trap line embedded in its front flippers.Veterinarians said the turtle will make a full recovery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Man dies after car fleeing Miramar Police ends up in retention pond

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was killed after, authorities said, a car fleeing from police in Miramar with four people inside crashed into a retention pond, early Sunday morning.Divers recovered the body of 22-year-old Robert Anthony Andrade following an all-night search. “At approximately 11:45 this morning, the dive team was able to recover the body of a male,” said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky.7News cameras later showed the victims’ 2007 Nissan Altima being pulled from the water.According to investigators, Miramar Police officers approached that vehicle after they spotted it parked with its lights out at a bus stop along 186th Avenue, at around 2:15 a.m.“The Miramar Police Department pulled up on the vehicle, got out to investigate it, when the subjects pulled away,” said Wysocky.Police said the car was speeding and all over the road. Officers decided not to pursue.Investigators said the Altima was traveling eastbound on Miramar Parkway and was approaching the southbound entrance ramp to Interstate 75 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car struck a curb, veered off the roadway and came to rest in the retention pond. Three occupants were able to get out of the car safely. “They were the ones advising us that there was a fourth person in the vehicle,” said Wysocky.Two 19-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy were on the banks when police arrived. The young male was transported to Memorial West Hospital with minor injuries.After more than eight hours of searching, divers found Andrade’s body under 10 feet of water, about 20 feet from the shore.Marks on the road and in the grass that show when the Nissan drove straight into the water were still clearly visible hours later.Investigators have not yet determined who was driving it at the time of the accident or why it took off when police approached.FHP is handling the ongoing investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Fire breaks out at Coral Springs home

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire crews responded to an overnight fire in Coral Springs.It happened at around 11:30 p.m., near Northwest 62nd Street and 77th Terrace.The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze. CSPFD on scene of a working structure fire in the 6200 block of NW 77th Terrace. Fortunately, this was a vacant home and no one was injured. pic.twitter.com/GQEdk3jqE9— Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (@CoralSpringsFD) July 5, 2018According to officials, the fire broke out at an abandoned home. No one was injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Thanks Voters

first_imgDear Wilmington residents,I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your support of my campaign for the Wilmington School Committee.  It is humbling to have had the support and encouragement of so many of you so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.I want to especially thank my wife, Jennilee and our boys Lyndon and Sawyer.  Their love, encouragement and support kept me going through this campaign and I could not have done it without them.  I can hold my head high and tell my boys that we did what we said we would do, we tried our hardest and though we didn’t win, we have a lot to be proud of.I also want to thank the friends, family and supporters who took time to call, text, hold a sign, share a Facebook post, write a letter to the editor, or come out to vote.  While the result is not what we would have wanted, I am honored and humbled to have your support.  Thank you.The continued success of our schools is incredibly important to me.  I believe the Wilmington Schools are in good hands with MJ Byrnes returning, and David Ragsdale joining them.  Thanks to the both of them for making this campaign fun, insightful, enlightening, and positive.  I wish them both continued success in the future.I look forward to working with them, and all of you, to continue to make Wilmington the best town it can be.Sincerely,Jesse L FennellyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Thanks The VotersIn “Letter To The Editor”A VOTER’S GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceIn “Government”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”last_img read more

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Ageless AntMan Paul Rudd turns 50 and no one on Twitter believes

first_img Share your voice TV and Movies Some fans pointed out that 50 isn’t exactly 150. “Does everyone think people turn into the Crypt Keeper when they turn 30?” asked Lindsey Romain. Others pointed out he’s not the only actor who manages to stay youthful. “I’m not saying Paul Rudd doesn’t look great at 50, but I raise you with Jared Leto at 47,” wrote one Twitter user. Me learning that Paul Rudd is 50 years old pic.twitter.com/qdpaSKnhuo— Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro) April 6, 2019 HOLD UP PAUL RUDD IS FIFTY?? THIS MAN IS 50??? WHAT HOW pic.twitter.com/NaPAomWyI0— chris!! 31 ✧ 53 ✧ 161 (@itslovelychris) April 6, 2019 32 Photos Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit i think paul rudd looks his age because tons of 50 year olds look that way, does everyone think people turn into the crypt keeper when they turn 30?— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) April 7, 2019 Twitter Wait paul rudd is actually 50 afgffvgvh i thought y’all were joking omg— Syd 💜🖤 (@lesbianhawkeye) April 6, 2019 instead of saying Paul ages like fine wine I’m going to start saying wine ages like Paul Rudd pic.twitter.com/qTFm4ZXEkR— 𝐚𝐬𝐡: «𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫» (@lokiurie) April 7, 2019center_img Okay, look. I’m not saying Paul Rudd doesn’t look great at 50, but I raise you with Jared Leto at 47. pic.twitter.com/0h5mimAhQE— Mykie (@GlamandGore) April 7, 2019 Rudd himself isn’t afraid to share his secret. “I’m 80 years old on the inside,” Rudd said at a recent event, the Chicago Tribune reports. He then pointed to his chest and continued, “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”The ageless Rudd will be seen again in Avengers: Endgame, which comes out later this month. Post a comment Actor Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, turned 50 years old on Saturday. Or maybe he didn’t, because social media had a blast pointing out his superpower seemed to be never aging. Paul Rudd turning FIFTY and looking like THIS is a perfect example of how people age when they are unproblematic. pic.twitter.com/aGCbO3N1hV— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) April 6, 2019 0 Paul Rudd is literally aging normally he’s just hot— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) April 6, 2019 Tags Happy 50th to the ever charming, ever boyish Paul Rudd. Fifty is incidentally the number of virgins whose blood he baths in per annum. pic.twitter.com/M1nH8kA5u9— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 6, 2019 I could play Paul Rudd’s older brother. I’m 40.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) April 6, 2019last_img read more

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DJI just solved a huge problem for drone racing pilots

first_img 0 DJI Computers Drones Post a comment Share your voice Tags DJI’s FPV system combines a new controller, goggles and camera module.  Joshua Goldman/CNET DJI is bringing its high-resolution digital video transmission technology from its camera drones to the world of drone racing. Combining a camera module, controller and goggles, the new DJI Digital First Person Viewing (FPV) Transmission System delivers long-range ultralow latency HD video from the drone to your eyes.Drone pilots wear an FPV headset while racing to get a view from a camera mounted on the front of the drone. However, because they’re regularly flying at speeds faster than 90mph, the video transmission systems use low-resolution, low-latency analog video signals. Unfortunately, the video quality is soft with poor color and detail and frequently breaks up. Switching from analog to digital improves detail and overall picture quality, but has a shorter range, adds latency and is expensive among other things. DJI’s FPV system  is the only digital video transmission solution on the market that performs at the same level as analog, the company says. Having seen it in action, it’s easy to believe, too. dji-fpv-air-unit-module-15You can add FPV to anything with DJI’s system. Joshua Goldman/CNET The difference between analog and DJI’s HD system is like the difference between a VHS tape that’s been played a few too many times and a remastered DVD. Or like going from 144p on a YouTube clip to 720p. All the detail you’ve been missing is suddenly visible and with so little latency that you’re able to react in time to avoid obstacles. Other features End-to-end latency of 28 millisecondsCapture video at 720p at 120fps or 1080p at 60fpsRecord video to camera module and goggles”Focus Mode” narrows down the signal bitrate to the center of the frameTransmission up to 2.5 milesEight 5.8GHz frequency channelsEach operator has an exclusive channel  Three camera modes: racing, standard and LED mode150 degree ultra-wide-angle lensdji-fpv-air-unit-module-08The new goggles (right) are significantly smaller and lighter than DJI’s first goggles. Joshua Goldman/CNET The DJI FPV System is available now in two bundle options. The $819 FPV Experience Combo includes the FPV Goggles, two FPV cameras and Air Units along with all the necessary wires and antennas. The FPV Fly More Combo for $929 adds the controller, but has only one camera and Air Unit. last_img read more

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2G Scam High Court to Hear Kanimozhis Bail Plea Today

first_imgThe Delhi Court will hear the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi, who has been in jail since April 2011 in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. The court agreed to hear her bail plea on today instead of the scheduled hearing date Dec. 1 after the Supreme Court granted bail to five company honchos, who were also accused in the 2G scam.Bail Plea: KanimozhiThe court said that all the bail applications on 2G scam would be heard on Friday morning. The other accused, who have pleaded bail, include Siddhartha Behura, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, Bollywood filmmaker Karim Morani and Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal.The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, granted bail to corporate honchos Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom, Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surendra Pipara of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group.last_img read more

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Organic vortex lasers could be used in future 3D displays

first_img SEM micrographs of Archimedean spirals with (a) one, (b) two, and (c) three arms. Credit: Stellinga et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society The main way to do this is by controlling the number of “arms” the Archimedean spiral has. The number of arms is equal to the light beam’s topological charge, which is the number of twists the light beam makes in one wavelength. So the larger the number of arms, the tighter the helix of the light beam. Here, the researchers demonstrated Archimedean spiral gratings with between zero (no twist) and three arms. This new method for generating vortex lasers has advantages over previous methods in that the beams can be generated in a single step and by a single optical element (the grating). With these advantages, the researchers expect that the results will pave the way toward implementing vortex lasers in a variety of applications.”My main interest is in organic semiconductors, which can be simply patterned to make devices like this,” said Samuel, whose group provided the organic semiconductor gain material and conducted the measurements. “A long-term aim is to make such lasers electrically, rather than optically, driven. A nearer term aim is to use such lasers for sensing explosive vapor.”Krauss, whose group designed the nanostructures used in the study, is particularly interested in displays and microscopy applications.”In displays, you could use the different vortex orders to multiplex information—for example, to project multiple images at once,” he said. “Vortex beams are of interest in microscopy, so one can imagine an array of such beams for massively parallel microscopy.” Researchers have developed a new type of organic vortex laser, which is a laser that emits a helical beam of light. In the future, miniature arrays of these vortex lasers, each with a slightly different spiral shape, may be used in applications such as 3D TV displays, microscopy, and as information carriers for visible light communications. Explore further Illustration of an array of organic vortex lasers, each with a different spiral and therefore a different topological charge. Credit: Stellinga et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society The researchers, led by Ifor D. W. Samuel at the University of St. Andrews and Thomas F. Krauss at the University of York, both in the UK, have published a paper on the organic vortex lasers in a recent issue of ACS Nano.”Laser arrays have been demonstrated before, but not with such control over the beamshape,” Krauss told Phys.org. “Our approach allows us to make vortex beams of controlled topological charge. We can make Airy beams or Bessel beams. Similarly, metasurfaces that generate such bespoke beams have been demonstrated before, but they have been passive elements, not active lasers.” Previously, vortex laser beams have been generated by taking a laser and using separate optical components to shape the beam, resulting in large beams. The new vortex lasers demonstrated here have a nanostructured gain medium that generates the vortex beam directly. This means that it can be scaled down into miniature beams, which can then be arranged into an array. The miniaturized version is expected to be much more useful for practical applications.In order to generate helical light beams, the researchers designed an optical grating consisting of an Archimedean spiral. When light passes through the grating, it emerges as a helical beam. By controlling the dimensions of the spiral grating, it’s possible to control the properties of the light beam. Journal information: ACS Nanocenter_img More information: Daan Stellinga et al. “An organic vortex laser.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07703 Laser beams with a ‘twist’ © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Organic vortex lasers could be used in future 3-D displays (2018, February 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-vortex-lasers-future-d.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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My ebusiness tankedhow can I cut my losses

first_img min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A website business I started tanked due to lack of business capital and profit. I thought of looking for angels but the customer base is not there to provide their return. I think the idea and site could be used by others interested nationally but I don’t know where to start. Others with more advertising funding could probably make a go of this site. I’m tapped on advertising dollars. Should I see an attorney or copyright the site myself first, sell the sight outright, or sell the source code and programming over to interested buyers much like a franchise? I’d like to try and get back some if not all of my investment. I had professionals build the front and back-end for me and anyone with a programming team could tailor the back-end to meet their specifications. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 7, 2008 Register Now »last_img read more

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Costa Rica signs decree to protect its coral reefs

first_imgRelated posts:National campaign collects used batteries for recycling Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October Costa Rica launched on Saturday a project to protect its corals from the impact of climate change.President Carlos Alvarado signed a decree for the “promotion of restoration and conservation initiatives for the recovery of coral ecosystems,” aimed at protecting corals, which are home to a large part of the world’s biodiversity.The decree, signed on World Oceans Day, establishes guidelines to recover existing corals and create artificial reefs.“Costa Rica has 970 kms of coral zone on both coasts, but more than 90% is threatened by human activities, including climate change,” said Deputy Minister of Water and Sea, Haydée Rodríguez, during the signing of the decrees in the Playa Hermosa-Punta Mala National Wildlife Refuge, in the central Pacific.The Minister of the Environment, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, explained that coral areas function as natural barriers that protect cities and coastal communities from storms, hurricanes and tsunamis.“Healthy reefs are capable of absorbing up to 90% of the impact of waves,” he said. “We recognize their importance for productive activities, such as fishing and tourism, and we see the need to protect coastal communities by reducing the impact of extreme events resulting from climate change.”The measure was celebrated by the international environmental organizations Interamerican Association for the Defense of the Environment (AIDA) and Conservation International (CI), which work in the preservation of corals.“We are very pleased with this important advance to ensure the survival of coral reefs and species that contribute to their conservation,” said Gladys Martinez, a lawyer with the AIDA Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Protection Program, in a statement.President Alvarado also signed a decree that establishes a system of marine governance that will be managed by the ministries of Environment and Energy, Agriculture, Tourism, Public Works and Security.Haydée Rodríguez explained that this ministerial commission should define Costa Rica’s vision for its oceans and coordinate the actions to make it a reality.At the same time, the decree establishes a mechanism of civil inclusion in the decisions on the management of the maritime territory, with the participation of fishermen, tourism operators and universities.The featured photo is part of “Costa Rica Blue: The Underwater Guide,” the definitive travel guide to Costa Rica’s underwater world. For more, visit https://www.costaricablue.org/. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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