Ohio River clean-up event

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Soil and Water Conservations Districts (SWCD) will be joining the efforts of the Living Lands and Waters (LL&W) crew for the 2016 Ohio River Tour of river cleanups on Tuesday, August 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. SWCD staff and volunteers from the public are meeting at the Covington Landing at 1 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011 as the starting location for the cleanup.LL&W will be in Cincinnati from July 27 to August 6 hosting two cleanups per day along the Ohio River.  Interested volunteers must sign a waiver and sign up on their website in order to participate: http://livinglandsandwaters.org/2016-ohio-river-cleanups/The SWCD Ohio River Cleanup Day is Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. starting at Covington Landing – 1 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011.Living Lands & Waters aids in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds; expands awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river; and creates a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment.last_img read more

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BMW and Baidu break up, cite irreconcilable self-driving differences

first_imgTags:#autonomous cars#Baidu#BMW#China#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#top IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… BMW and Baidu have ended their two year self-driving partnership, citing “irreconcilable differences” between the two companies.Baidu said it will start to look for a new automaker to take over BMW’s role as manufacturer for its self-driving system. For now, it will use Ford’s Lincoln cars in the United States and BYD, Chery, and BAIC in China.See Also: Mark your calendars: 2021 will be huge for autonomous carsBMW has made a few changes to its self-driving strategy since partnering with Baidu in 2014. It revealed the iNext, a concept self-driving car, which it hopes will be available by 2021. It also partnered with Intel and Mobileye to build a smart, secure self-driving platform.That doesn’t leave Baidu with a lot of room to work, at best it may be able to provide the infotainment to BMW in China.BMW and Baidu grew apartApart from the clear conflicts of interest, BMW and Baidu are also on different timeframes when it comes to self-driving commercialization. Baidu is aiming to have self-driving shuttles on the road by 2018 in China, while BMW is more conservative, aiming for 2021.Baidu is one of the major players in China’s self-driving market and has branched testing to the U.S. in the past year. It wants to build a shuttle platform and also may be looking into a ride-hailing service, putting it in direct competition with Didi Chuxing.The search giant, called the “Google of China” by some, has been expanding its portfolio to include emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. It appears to be on a similar path to Google, albeit without the global approach. Related Posts last_img read more

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Jammu and Kashmir | When counting of the dead came to a halt

first_imgMubeena Akhtar, 22, a resident of Srinagar’s Jogi Lankar area, and the eldest of three siblings, is battling to sustain her family after her father, a government employee, passed away in the last week of July. Two months on, Ms. Akhtar is unable to obtain a death certificate necessary for claiming the monthly pension benefits.For the first time in the last three decades, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has stopped counting the dead and newborns in the city due to the Internet shutdown, enforced after the August 5 decision to revoke J&K’s special status.The official record showed no deaths or births registered between August 5 and August 26. However, in the month of September, the department only managed to issue 467 temporary ‘under-process’ certificates to the needy.“We have been pleading with the BSNL to restore Internet on a humanitarian basis. Finally, the government, this Monday, managed to activate a private lease line for Internet service. Fourteen formal certificates have been issued on Tuesday,” SMC health officer Dr. Qazi Javaid told The Hindu.Prior to August 5, the SMC would issue, on an average, 1,500 death and birth certificates per month. These certificates are a must for school admissions, banks account closures and pension cases. The SMC contacted local banks, school authorities and other departments to entertain all under-process certificates for the time being, Dr. Javaid said.“We issued temporary certificates since it’s admission time in schools. We ensured that students are not deprived of the right to education,” he said.In the case of a destitute from Srinagar’s Ganai Doori area, Dr. Javaid said, the SMC delivered the death certificate at their doorstep “to avoid suffering on account of pension money”. “The non-availability of Internet dealt a blow to our system. We are back on track from this week,” he added.The Valley is facing Internet shutdown for 58 days now. The SMC officials said they have a huge task now. “We have to re-verify all under-process certificates to ensure no fudging has happened. We fear in many cases parents had resorted to mischief and their wards are going to suffer in school admissions once the re-verification process begins.”Meanwhile, a government spokesman said the Internet service had been halted to stop militants from launching any attacks and to defy any bid to stoke civilian unrest. He, however, did not commit on any timeline on restoration of the service.last_img read more

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ONE Championship lines up 45 events for 2019

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Body first, ranking later says Rafael Nadal after ankle surgery Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img CEO of ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong talks to the media during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonMANILA, Philippines—It’s going to be another big year for ONE Championship.The mixed martial arts promotion announced that it would have a total of 45 events scheduled to take place in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The Folayang-Aoki fight, which is a rematch more than two years in the making, is just one of three World title fights in the card with ONE Women’s World atomweight champion Angela Lee moving up in weight to challenge ONE Women’s World strawweight champion Xiong Jin Nan.Rounding out the three title fights is the bout between Aung La N Sang, the ONE World light heavyweight and middleweight champion, will put his 204-lb title against Ken Hasegawa.New signings, and former UFC World champions, Eddie Alvarez and Demetrous Johnson would also make their debuts for the promotion in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Twenty four ONE Championship events (fight cards), 12 ONE Hero Series, six ONE Warrior Series, and three ONE ESports events are lined up for the year, according to ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong.Fight cards have all been set in terms of dates and venues.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionONE Championship’s biggest card in 2019 is the A New Era event on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.A New Era will be ONE Championship’s first card in Japan with ONE World lightweight champion Eduard Folayang defending his belt against Shinya Aoki in the main event. MOST READlast_img read more

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Unfortunate BCCI is yet to implement reforms: Justice R.M. Lodha

first_imgOn a day when the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is scheduled to meet and discuss the next course of action on the reforms proposed by him, Justice R.M. Lodha said it was “unfortunate” that even after almost one year since the verdict, the recommendations could not be implemented.”I am sad and it’s unfortunate. CoA was appointed about six months back. There was sufficient time to implement the order. It’s not a happy moment and it’s quite unpleasant,” Lodha said on Saturday.On January 30 this year, the Supreme Court had appointed a four-member committee headed by former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai to administer the day to day affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as an interim measure to oversee the implementation of the Lodha recommendations.The apex court, in the same month, had also removed president Anurag Thakur and BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke from their posts for obstructing the implementation of the reforms.The Supreme Court passed a July 18, 2016 judgment to implement the Lodha committee recommendations.”It is unfortunate because on July 18, 2016 Supreme Court passed the order after hearing BCCI at length. Now after almost one year, when the president and secretary have been removed by the Supreme Court, we are nowhere near the implementation of the judgment of the Supreme Court,” Lodha said.In the BCCI’s last Special General Meeting (SGM), the state associations failed to adopt the Lodha Committee recommendations despite it being on top of their agenda.advertisementIt has reportedly left the CoA with no option but to ask the Supreme Court to enforce the reforms.A number of member units of the BCCI have filed affidavits in the Supreme Court against the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations.To this, the CoA had suggested the state bodies filter their objections to the recommendations to a few points and submit them to the court for reconsideration.This, the CoA had reiterated at its meeting with the state associations on the eve of the SGM, would be beneficial to all parties concerned.But instead, a seven-member committee, headed by Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Rajiv Shukla, was formed “to identify the few critical points in respect of the said judgment (July 18, 2016 Supreme Court order) for the General Body of the BCCI to consider before its submission to the Hon’ble Supreme Court”.Asked about the few principal recommendations including the ‘one state, one vote’, age and tenure cap for administrators’, cooling off periods between successive terms and the size of the senior national selection committee which the state bodies have objected to, Lodha said:”All these things have been argued before the Supreme Court multiple times. They have been rejected. Supreme Court has put seal of approval. There can’t be more superior forum that SC. All these points had been rejected before the SC when they had argued. What is the point of saying all these now?”While speaking to a news channel, the 67-year-old former Chief Justice of India did not want to comment on one of the CoA members, Ramachandra Guha resigning recently, saying his explosive letter speaks for itself.”He must have found some internal functioning not satisfactory, I can’t comment on that. Guha has spelt out the reasons for resignation in his letter and that speaks for itself.”The next Supreme Court hearing on this matter is scheduled for July 14.last_img read more

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