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Mystery shrouds death of youth at Golf Green in Jadavpur

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of an youth at Golf Green in Jadavpur early on Sunday morning.The police claimed that so far it is suspected that the youth died due to falling from a height. According to sources, on Sunday morning around 6 am, a few morning walkers saw a youth lying in a pool of blood in front of an under-construction building at Phase 4B, Golf Green. They informed Jadavpur police station. Upon receiving the information police reached the spot within a few minutes and rushed the youth to M R Hospital where on-duty doctors declared the youth brought dead. The police informed that the wrists and upper femur bone on the right leg of the deceased were found fractured. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaInjuries were also seen below the right ear of the youth. It is suspected that the deceased youth fell off from the under-construction building. The police have questioned people and found that the youth was not a local resident. No one in the area could identify the deceased. During preliminary inquiry, the police collected and analyzed CCTV footage of the housing complex and after scutinising them, it was found that the youth climbed upstairs of the under-construction building at 4:07 am. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayNo one else was seen in the footages. Police are trying to find out the identity of the deceased. Local residents claimed that every night the area turns into a hub of anti-social elements. It is alleged some miscreants consume liquor around the housing complex during the night. As there are no security guards is present anybody can get inside the complex. However, on Sunday police personnel from homicide section inspected the spot. Police claimed that preliminary investigation is indicating towards accident or suicide. But all aspects will be checked to find what exactly happened.last_img read more

Large crowd gathers in Toronto for singalong tribute to Gord Downie

first_imgDaveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman wanted to pay tribute to late Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie after learning of his death.And so the directors of Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Toronto-based singalong collective, invited fans to Nathan Phillips Square on Tuesday night to honour Downie the best way they could — through his music.“When we lose some of the great ones, if we can provide a space where people can come together and share the music and feel connected in a difficult time, then we’ll do it,” Adilman said. “It just felt like the right thing to do and I feel like these tributes are happening all over the country and big or small, they all matter.”Downie died last Tuesday at age 53. Nearly two years ago, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an invasive brain tumour with one of the poorest survival rates of any cancer.More than a thousand people gathered to sing about a dozen songs from the Hip as their tribute to the legendary Canadian band.People braved the brisk, windy, 10 C weather to belt out songs such as “Wheat Kings,” “Bobcaygeon” and “Courage.” Downie’s “The Stranger,” off his solo album “Secret Path,” was also played.Stylish suit jackets and hats similar to the ones Downie wore on the Hip’s “Man Machine Poem” tour in 2016 were worn. There were also people sporting hockey jerseys bearing the Hip’s name.Children were placed on their parents shoulders to get a better view, while others lit candles in honour of the late musician. That night in Toronto!! #GordDownie sing along at city hall!! @KiSS925 @CityNews pic.twitter.com/XsRka8Mxfd— Maurie Sherman (@DamnitMaurie) October 25, 2017 Downie’s older brother, Mike, made an appearance on stage near the end of the set to thank those in attendance, which was met with a rousing applause from the crowd.“I have to say that over the last week, the outpouring of emotion, grief and love has been overwhelming,” Mike said. “And my family and I have felt it and its made things easier and its made things harder.“Made it easier because you showed how much you loved our brother and harder because we realized how many people were hurting and how many people were really affected by this.”Mike also took the opportunity to talk about the Secret Path project, which he and his brother worked on. Choir! Choir! Choir! had asked that those in attendance to make a minimum donation of $5 to the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.Mike said that “it’s up to all of us” to help the reconciliation efforts.“I don’t think the government can fix it, I don’t think there’s a program big enough to fix it, I think it’s going to take everybody doing their part,” he said.“We think we’re a young country, but we’re not. We think we’re 150 years old, but we’re not. If we tried a little harder, if we brought in the Indigenous people that have been here for 12,000 years, we could be something so much different. And we would be better for it and I think we would be the envy of the world.”Choir! Choir! Choir! capped off the show with some audience members onstage to sing “Ahead by a Century.”“Gord Downie has meant so much to this country, he’s given so much and we just wanted to celebrate him and his music,” Adilman said.last_img read more

Crest expected next month Manitobas flood fears ease a bit with dry

first_imgWINNIPEG — Dry weather and a slow melt so far have somewhat eased the flood potential in Manitoba, although it will be a few more weeks until the threat passes.The provincial government says with average to unfavourable weather, the Red River should peak roughly at the same level as in 2009.Several communities in the Red River Valley had to close off some road access that year, and sections of roads, including the main highway between Winnipeg and the United States, were flooded for weeks.Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says water is expected to stay well below the top of ring dikes that protect towns and properties.He does warn that ice jams could develop and make for sudden flooding, but ice thickness has reduced in recent weeks due to warm weather.The Red is expected to crest at Emerson on the United States border some time between April 12 and April 23.Schuler said a combination of above-zero daytime highs and below-freezing overnight lows has helped reduce the snow pack slowly.“This kind of weather is perfect for us,” the minister said Wednesday.“We’ve said what we really needed to do was to pray for warm days and freezing at night and — ta-dah — we got it. And so far so good.“It doesn’t mean that things might not change in a week, and we do have some time before we see the peak coming.”The government has issued tenders for contractors to be on standby in case ring dikes need to be closed.One obstacle the Progressive Conservative government has faced has been in the legislature.Independent member Steven Fletcher blocked the government last week from passing an interim supply bill — legislation that lets the government start spending in the fiscal year that starts April 1 before its annual budget is formally adopted.The legislature is now on a break until Monday. Schuler said he hopes the bill can be passed that day so that the government can continue to operate. Even if the bill is somehow delayed further, flood work and any other needed spending will occur, he said.“We will use whatever measures necessary to protect Manitobans.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fairfax investing 648 million in Seaspan Corp to double investment in shipper

first_imgTORONTO – Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. is investing $648 million in Seaspan Corp. to bring its total stake in the shipping company to roughly $1.3 billion.CEO Prem Watsa says in a statement the investment represents one of its largest in a public company and demonstrates its faith in the shipper’s growth prospects.Hong Kong-based Seaspan leases and manages the huge container ships that form the backbone of the global shipping industry.Seaspan says Fairfax subsidiaries will be making the investment through the exercise of warrants and that it will help its balance sheet.Fairfax had made an initial investment of $324 million in Seaspan in February and entered into an agreement to double that investment in March.Fairfax is a Toronto-based holding company involved in property and casualty insurance that also holds a diverse investment portfolio.last_img read more

No raids but verification exercise EC on IT action against Kanimozhi

first_imgNew Delhi: No raids but a verification exercise was carried out by a joint team of Income Tax and police officials at the premises of DMK leader Kanimozhi in Tuticorin on April 16, the Election Commission said Thursday.The poll panel has sought a report of the incident by tonight from the special expenditure observer deployed by it in Tamil Nadu, officials said. The action was taken under Section 131 of the Income Tax Act (power regarding discovery and production of evidence). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It was a verification exercise and not searches, the EC’s Director General (Expenditure), Dilip Sharma, told reporters here. The commission has sought a report from the special expenditure observer, Madhu Mahajan, and it is expected to be sent by tonight, he said. The I-T sleuths, accompanied by local police and election surveillance teams, conducted an inquiry after they were informed by the Tuticorin collector that there were reports of some “cash being stocked” at the location of Kanimozhi, officials had earlier said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Nothing objectionable was found and the teams returned after conducting the inquiry that was allowed by Kanimozhi after the officials showed their official IDs,” a senior I-T officer said. Kanimozhi had called the action as “undemocractic.” Following information about the searches on Tuesday, a large number of DMK workers had gathered in front of Kanimozhi’s house. DMK president M K Stalin had said in a statement that the raids were an outcome of “fear of a damning defeat,” for BJP’s candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan in Tuticorin. “This is murder of democracy,” Stalin had said and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has buried the autonomous feature of the EC through such actions.last_img read more

JanMar PE investment deal value touches 8451 million

first_imgNew Delhi: Private equity investments worth $6,198 million were announced last month, taking the total deal value during the January-March quarter to $8,451 million, largely driven by big ticket investments, says a report. According to Grant Thornton’s PE Dealtracker, 69 PE investments worth $6,198 million were announced in March, registering a significant jump from $1,382 million in the year-ago period. In January-March period, there were 182 PE deals worth $8,451 million, recording a twofold jump in the investment values on account of increased big-ticket deals that saw 11 investments attracting funds in the range of $100-500 million. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”PE firms looking for places to park their capital in leverage buyouts will help keep up the deal-making pace,” Grant Thornton India LLP Director Pankaj Chopda said adding much of the action is dependent on the policies of the next government. A sector-wise analysis shows that a total of five PE transactions in the energy and natural resources sector led the value chart. On the other hand, 118 transactions in the startup and e-commerce sector and 15 transactions in the banking and financial sector, led the PE volume chart. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysCanadian investor Brookfield-led India Infrastructure Trust’s (InVIT) acquisition of East-West gas pipeline for Rs 13,000 crore was the top PE deal of the January-March quarter. Other major PE investments during the quarter include Singapore government’s investment arm GIC Pte’s investment in Bharti Airtel and Brookfield Asset Management-Hotel Leelaventure transaction. Going ahead, the need for funding for small and medium businesses to fuel growth and availability of transaction structures to monetise capital intensive businesses indicate the opportunity for higher tractions in the PE or VC landscape, Chopda said.last_img read more

Iberian Mystics The Confluence of Faiths Performance at the Kennedy Center

By Georgina WelchWashington D.C – As part of the Iberian Suite festival at the Kennedy Center, the Family Theatre hosted on Tuesday night a program of music, poetry and readings, put together by the Post Classical Ensemble.The event, Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths, bought together some of America’s most highly acclaimed musicians to perform a selection of music spanning 700 years of Spain’s rich and diverse history. The program was in 4 parts and hosted by Clark Young, Hashim El-Tinay and Luz Nicolasthe. The program opened with the “beautiful blended sound” (Washington Post) of Cathedra, singing pieces representing Spain’s Christian heritage. These were punctuated with 16th century poetry by John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila and followed by Manuel de Fala’s Keyboard Concerto performed by Pedro Carbone.Trio Sefardi represented the Jewish world with their performance of a selection of Sephardic songs which were followed by six Sephardic songs by Cuban Spanish composer Joaquin Nin-Culmell performed beautifully by soprano Mariana Mihai-Zoeter.Part three focused on the Muslim influences, with readings from Bezels of Wisdom and Don Quixote and a beautiful poem by the 13th century poet Rumi. This part of the program also included traditional Arabic music performed by the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble. A special mention has to be given here to Hafez Kotain who’s amazing solo on the ‘derbouka’ (a traditional Arabic percussion instrument) had the audience giving him a standing ovation.The confluence of these parts brought us to the 19th century and the magic of Flamenco, performed with skill and passion by the wonderful Sonia Olla and flamenco singer Ismael de la Rosa. Once again the audience were on their feet. The evening concluded with the Post Classical Ensemble and their musical director Angel Gil-Ordonez, performing works by Falla culminating with his ‘Danza del fin del dia’ accompanied by Sonia Olla.The evening was a triumph, bravo to writers Joseph Horowitz and Antonio Munoz Molina, all the performers and everyone else involved in bring this wonderful event together.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy read more

UN will strive to strengthen its development agenda pledges Migiro

Addressing more than 140 participants attending a high-level ECOSOC symposium on south-south cooperation in Cairo, she said understanding new trends in development cooperation was the start of a serious process of review and change. Discussions at the Cairo meeting, which ended yesterday, focused on the complexity of aid conditionality and the need to re-examine the impact and distortions aid creates. Ms. Migiro stated that the symposium provided an opportunity to underscore the need to elevate development cooperation to a higher plane on the agenda of the international community. “We need to commit ourselves, with renewed vigour, to the fight for greater equity among – and within – countries; to pursue poverty eradication, to reach all other Millennium Development Goals, and to ensure sustainable socio-economic progress for all,” she stated. “These objectives, which are at the very core of the UN’s mission, call for more effective and coherent development cooperation.” The two-day gathering is part of the preparations for the first biennial Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), which is due to take place this July in New York, and attracted participants from Governments, civil society, international and regional organizations and academia. They explored means to promote results-oriented development cooperation in pursuing national priorities. The debate provided an opportunity to further strengthen the voice of developing countries in the global dialogue on the promotion of greater aid effectiveness through stronger national ownership and leadership of development cooperation. The Deputy Secretary-General emphasized that a vital characteristic of the Forum is its ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders – Governments, civil society, international and regional organizations, academia and others. “Indeed, it is a comparative advantage of the Forum vis-à-vis other venues where development cooperation is debated,” she said. “Let us maximize this advantage as we strive together to reach the Millennium Development Goals and fulfil the international development agenda.” The Forum also has the potential to generate new ideas, to carry forward reflections on improving aid architecture and on building greater coherence around the MDGs. In addition, it will contribute to the upcoming meetings on aid effectiveness in Accra, Ghana in September 2008 and on financing for development in Doha in December 2008. The Cairo symposium was opened by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit. Also addressing the gathering were the newly elected President of ECOSOC, Ambassador Léo Mérorès of Haiti and UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang.Following her stop in Cairo, Ms. Migiro is travelling to Alexandria to participate in the closing session of the Third Conference and Cultural Workshops on “Dialogue among Peoples and Cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf Areas.” 21 January 2008Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has pledged the commitment of the United Nations to ensuring more effective and coherent international cooperation to help countries achieve their development goals, and to strengthen the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as a key body in this regard. read more

UNESCO raises flag on rising number of murdered journalists

Increasing numbers of journalists are being killed worldwide, mostly in countries that are at peace, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) says in a new report, calling for an end to impunity in the murders of media professionals.Last year set a new record, with 77 murders reported by the agency. The high number is due in part to the murder of some 30 journalists in one day during an ambush in the Philippines on 23 November 2009, the publication says.The figure exceeded the previous record of 69 set in 2006, when violence in Iraq was rampant.The number of journalists murdered dropped in 2007 and 2008, recording 53 and 48 killings respectively, partly because of the improvement of the situation in Iraq.The report also finds that the percentage of murders in 2008-09 that were not linked to conflicts rose in comparison to the previous two-year period. Most victims were not foreign war correspondents, but rather local journalists who were working in countries at peace.“Sadly, the frequency of acts of violence against journalists is increasing,” it notes. “In most cases, impunity precludes the way of justice, and if this trend prevails, journalists will remain easy targets.“Needless to say this represents a severe threat to freedom of expression and to our ability to seek the truth.”At least 80 per cent of the 125 murders in 2008-2009 were due to attacks specifically targeting the victims by “those who do not wish journalists to investigate and reveal information of public interest,” the publication finds.Following up on a 2008 report, the new publication underscores that the absence of threats against journalists is “essential to protect the right of all citizens to reliable information and the right of journalists to provide it without fearing for their security.”The report’s release will coincide with the three-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in Paris, set to kick off tomorrow.The body will propose a one-minute silence to be observed in newsrooms around the globe on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, to honour journalists killed every year.Since 1997, the head of UNESCO has condemned any physical attacks on journalists, with the current Director-General, Irina Bokova, emphasizing that “only the political willingness of States to bring to justice the murderers of journalists and thus put an end to impunity will, finally, be the best protection for press professionals.”In a related development, Ms. Bokova today spoke out against the recent killings of journalists in Honduras and Mexico.Nahúm Palacios Arteaga, 34, the news director for the television channel Canal 5 and the host of a news programme on Radio Tocoa. He is the third journalist to be killed in Honduras this year.His killing, the UNESCO chief said, “is a denial of freedom of information, a fundamental right that is a cornerstone of a democratic society.”Another person travelling in the car with the slain journalist was severely wounded, while a cameraman riding in the back of the vehicle was grazed by a bullet. Investigators have reportedly found 42 bullet holes in the car.According to the non-governmental organization (NGO) known as the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the victim – who had covered drug trafficking, local politics and a conflict between landowners and peasants in the Aguán region – had previously received death threats.Honduras, said the International Press Institute (IPI), an NGO, is the second most country for dangerous country for journalists this year, after Mexico.In that country, the body of Evaristo Pacheco Solis, a reporter with the weekly Visión Informativa, was found on 12 March in the south-western state of Guerrero, in yet another murder condemned by Ms. Bokova.The CPJ is trying to ascertain whether his killing was linked to his work as a journalist. 24 March 2010Increasing numbers of journalists are being killed worldwide, mostly in countries that are at peace, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) says in a new report, calling for an end to impunity in the murders of media professionals. read more

Closing Bell TSX rises traders encouraged by indications about Fed easing China

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday amid optimism that the U.S. Federal Reserve likely won’t be cutting stimulus as early as thought while giving a muted response to a sweeping economic reform plan from the Chinese government.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 51.19 points to 13,482.57.The Canadian dollar rose 0.19 of a cent to 95.72 cents US amid strong manufacturing data for September.Statistics Canada reported that manufacturing shipments rose 0.6% to $49.9 billion in September. Economists had expected they’d rise about 0.5%.U.S. indexes were higher with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 85.48 points to 15,961.7, the Nasdaq up 13.23 points at 3,985.97 and the S&P 500 index 7.56 point higher at 1,798.18. Markets continued to find lift after the woman most likely to succeed Ben Bernanke at the helm of the Fed made it clear that she’s prepared to continue the central bank’s low interest rate policies to keep the U.S. economic recovery on track.During a confirmation hearing before the Senate banking committee, Janet Yellen warned critics that any potential risks posed by those policies are outweighed by the risk of leaving a still-weak economy to survive without them.Her statements convinced markets that the central bank won’t reduce its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases until at least March.But it could come earlier depending on economic performance so every data point will be scrutinzed for clues. Traders also looked ahead to Wednesday’s release of the minutes of the Fed’s latest interest rate meeting in October.“The (October) jobless number was a little bit better, retail numbers were a bit better and so there’s probably a little bit of a probability that December could see tapering,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Financial.“I’m not thinking that’s the case but it has opened the door for the potential there.”Meanwhile, in a report issued after a closely watched Communist party conference, China’s ruling party pledged to ease barriers to private competitors in markets controlled by state companies. At the same time, they reaffirmed that government-owned industry is the core of the economy.The report left out many details of what role private or foreign competitors might be allowed in government-controlled industries such as energy, telecoms and finance. But it outlined changes clearly intended to make industries more efficient and productive by injecting more competition.Analysts say markets were expecting something more from Chinese leaders, who are under pressure to replace an economic model based on exports and investment that delivered three decades of rapid growth but has now run out of steam.“It looks like they are going to do some reforms, which should help out growth over time,” Adatia said.“But I don’t think it was as immediate and because of that, markets didn’t take off (on the news). So it isn’t negative, it isn’t overly optimistic, just slightly positive.”Most TSX sectors were positive and the energy sector led advancers, up 1% as December crude edged up eight cents to US$93.84 a barrel. Bonavista Energy (TSX:BNP) rose 48 cents to C$12.71 while Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) ran up 99 cents to $34.10.The telecom sector rose 0.85 cent as BCE (TSX:BCE) improved by 45 cents to $46.74.Financials also lifted the TSX with a 0.4% rise as CIBC (TSX:CM) advanced 67 cents to $90.92.Copper prices inched higher after tumbling earlier in the week and the December contract was up one cent at US$3.17 a pound. The base metals component was ahead almost 0.2% and Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) fell three cents to C$2.17 while Sherritt International (TSX:S) gained 13 cents to $3.45.The gold sector was the biggest decliner, down about 1.65% even as December bullion closed up $1.10 to US$1,287.40 an ounce. Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) faded 19 cents to C$3.15 and Goldcorp (TSX:G) fell 50 cents to $25.40.On the corporate front, private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) reported Friday that it earned US$399 million or $3.22 a share in its latest quarter, compared with a profit of $98 million or $1.50 per share a year ago. Revenue grew 16% to $7.13 billion and its shares advanced $1.11 to $57.71.Montreal-based Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) has raised its offer for an Australian dairy company, which is the focus of a heated takeover battle. Saputo’s new offer is $9 per share in Australian currency, valuing Warrnambool Cheese and Butter’s equity at about AUD$499 million, or about C$487 million. Saputo’s previous offer was AUD$8 per share. Saputo shares added 38 cents to C$49.08.The Canadian Press read more

DAngelo Russell named a first team Associated Press AllAmerican

While his season is over, Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell is still raking in awards.The Big Ten Freshman of the Year was named a 2014-15 Associated Press first team All-American on Monday, becoming the 12th OSU men’s basketball player to garner that honor.Russell is also the fifth OSU player to be named an AP All-American under current coach Thad Matta, and the first since Jared Sullinger in 2012.Russell joins Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant and Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein on the prestigious list.The Louisville, Ky., native led the Buckeyes in scoring with 19.3 points per game this season, but scored just nine in OSU’s season-ending loss to the Arizona Wildcats in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.His 675 total points this season were an OSU freshman record.Russell is projected in many NBA mock drafts to be a top-five pick, but has not yet announced whether he will return to Columbus for a sophomore season or declare for the draft.The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is April 26. read more

Do men have a better sense of direction Depends where you live

The age-old suggestion that men have a better sense of direction than women is one of the world’s oldest gender cliches. Researchers assessing data from over half a million people across 57 counties found that in societies where gender equality is more equal, women are virtually as good as men. A country’s GDP also had a significant effect. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A further strand is that teenagers have the best navigation skills, as they generally decline with age, according to the data – while those with “viking blood” have the best… But now scientists setting out to prove once and for all if that is the case have found the difference in ability is actually minuscule – and depends almost entirely on where people live. read more

The Large Hadron Collider has been recreated in Lego

first_imgCERN has been in the news quite a lot recently due to speculation over faster than light neutrinos, the possibility of discovering the Higgs boson, and the fact a new particle has just been discovered.Such news and research has earned the Large Hadron Collider many fans, and one of its biggest is Sasha Mehlhase, a physicist from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.Mehlhase has decided to help promote the LHC to students by taking the time to recreate a 1:50 scale model of it using Lego bricks. In total he spent 81 hours creating it, which was split between 48 hours of designing the model on his laptop, and a further 33 hours putting it together.Such a complex model required a total of 9,500 bricks and cost 2000 euro ($2600). He also required the help of his wife and some students just to sort through all the bricks and split them up. Mehlhase admits it wasn’t all fun to do, but was well worth the effort.He’s now hoping other models will be created at different universities, but has yet to release his model data for others to use. He’d also like Lego to latch on to the idea and release an official LHC model.I think having an official line of science-related Lego models that included the LHC would be a great idea. There’s no doubt kids would be more interested in some of our most important real-world science projects if they could build them at home. Schools would surely pick up on the idea as well. I think the models would have to be a lot less complex than this 9,500 part example, though.via University Postlast_img read more

Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow

first_img 59 Comments Mar 16th 2019, 3:23 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A MOTHER AND her child have been rescued by French firefighters after yellow vest protesters set a residential building ablaze on another day of demonstrations in Paris.Protesters looted luxury stores and clashed with police this afternoon as part of the 18th consecutive weekend of demonstrations against French president Emmanuel Macron.The violence started when protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at police along the Champs Elysees and targeted a police van, prompting riot police to retreat.Fires were put out at two newspaper kiosks, which sent black smoke high into the sky, and several protesters smiled as they posed for a photo in front of one charred kiosk.Among the buildings targeted by demonstrators was a bank on the ground floor of a seven-storey residential block.Eleven people in the building, including two firefighters, sustained light injuries, as other residents – including a mother and child – were evacuated. Image: AP 23,334 Views A yellow vest protester walks past a fire on the Champs Elysee this afternoon Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris French police said more than 80 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon. By Stephen McDermott A yellow vest protester walks past a fire on the Champs Elysee this afternoon Image: AP Share447 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/4546558 Short URL A news stand burns during a yellow vests demonstration on the Champs Elysees Source: APSymbols of the luxury were also targeted, as shops selling Hugo Boss and Lacoste items were smashed-up and had their mannequins thrown out of windows. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner estimated that up to 8,000 demonstrators were in Paris today, including 1,500 “ultraviolent ones that are there to smash things up”.Castaner ordered police to retaliate against these “inadmissible” acts, condemning those who “call for violence and are here to ferment chaos in Paris”.French police attempted to contain the demonstrators with tear gas and water cannon with limited success.Paris police told Associated Press that 82 people were arrested by mid-afternoon.The rioting comes at the end of a two-month national debate that Macron organised to respond to protesters’ concerns about sinking living standards, stagnant wages and high unemployment.With reporting from Associated Press. Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 3:23 PMlast_img read more

USS Bunker Hill guidedmissile cruiser returns to San Diego

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) -Today, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) returned to its homeport of San Diego.Bunker Hill departed San Diego, Oct. 7, 2017, with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) for a regularly scheduled seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.Shortly after beginning the deployment, TRCSG met with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) carrier strike groups for Three-Carrier Strike Force operations in the Sea of Japan.While in 5th Fleet, Bunker Hill conducted routine maritime patrols and power projection with TRCSG in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.TRCSG is comprised of Carrier Strike Group 9 staff, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 staff, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and the DESRON 23 ships: the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102), as well as Bunker Hill.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was at Naval Base San Diego all morning speaking to the sailors and their loved ones as they reunited for the first time. All of his live hits from Good Morning San Diego can be seen below.7:30 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings7:50 AM USS Bunker Hill guided-missile cruiser returns to San Diego Posted: May 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor more information on U.S. 3rd Fleet click here. KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings8:30 AM KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings8:05 AM San Diego proudly welcomes back the brave men and women returning today on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Bunker Hill. https://t.co/Lysa1OcdaH— San Diego’s Mayor (@SDMayorsOffice) May 7, 2018 Updated: 6:12 PM May 7, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Thousands of HarveyFlooded Vehicles Still on Roads

first_img X Listen Share Al Ortiz/Houston Public Media This file photo shows a car stranded near Cypress Creek, north of Houston, on August 29, 2017, during Hurricane Harvey. center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Vehicle information service Carfax estimates more than 150,000 cars that received flood damage during hurricanes Harvey and Irma are back on American roads.Why is that a problem?Cars that have been flooded can rot from the inside out, Carfax’s Chris Basso said, even long after the flooding occurred.“The water can affect the mechanical systems. It can short out the electrical systems,” he said. “It can even impact the safety systems of the car, like the airbags and the anti-lock brakes, effectively turning these cars into ticking time bombs.”He said if you’re considering a used car for purchase, you should get the vehicle history with the help of its VIN number and have a mechanic inspect it for potential flood damage.Carfax’s research suggests there are nearly half a million flooded cars on American roads overall. 00:00 /00:44last_img read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week The Editor

first_img You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. And while Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek) doesn’t easily escape one’s memory, his fleeting performance in Doctor Who very well might.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)THE EDITORFirst appearance: “The Long Game” (2005)—season 1, episode 7Home planet: EarthDoctor: NinthCompanions: Rose Tyler, Adam MitchellIt’s the year 200,000, and the Fourth Estate has come undone.The Doctor, Rose, and short-lived companion Adam arrive on Floor 139 of space station Satellite 5—a broadcast tower transmitting news across Earth.But something is wrong; someone is stunting the development of mankind. And none of the onboard journalists are asking the right questions. Or any questions, for that matter.Upstairs on Floor 500 (where the walls are decidedly not made of gold), a pale, bleach-blonde man with a creepy smile and menacing goatee senses “a tiny little shift” in the network.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)The Editor (played by the incomparable Simon Pegg)—a human servant himself—orders a team of frozen slaves to conduct a security check, which identifies Suki Macrae Cantrell, née Eva Saint Julienne, as the security breach.Meanwhile, Team TARDIS continue their adventures undetected.That is, until the Doctor and Rose sojourn to Floor 500, where they meet the smooth-and-sinister Editor, who claims to represent a consortium of interstellar banks bent on manipulating facts and lying to people.“For almost a hundred years, mankind has been shaped and guided, his knowledge and ambition strictly controlled by it’s broadcast news,” the redactor explains, “edited by my superior, your master, and humanity’s guiding light—the mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe.Max (via DailyMotion)“I call him Max,” he says with a smile.When Russell T. Davies wrote this prescient episode, there was no way for him to know how on-target “The Long Game” would be 12 years later—in the days of fake news and covfefe.“Create a climate of fear and it’s easy to keep the borders closed. It’s just a matter of emphasis,” according to The Editor. “The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilize an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.”And the Doctor can reverse those effects.Simon Pegg is The Editor (via DailyMotion)Shackled and awaiting his imminent death, the Time Lord spots reporter Cathica—who he once dismissed as a “stupid little slave”—outside the room, and loudly comments that altering the environmental systems could kill the Jagrafess.She takes the hint and reverses the cooling system, turning Floor 500 into a sauna, and subsequently causing the overhead monster to expand and eventually explode bits of flesh onto the fleeing Editor.In some ways, Pegg’s performance served as a precursor for how the BBC show would eventually portray the modern Master: golden-haired and gleefully ghoulish.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon last_img read more

Former Dutch astronaut leads development of Superbus w video

first_imgThe Superbus holds 23 passengers is made with super light carbon fiber materials, and is powered by an electric motor backed up by lithium polymer batteries. The chief design engineer on the team is Antonia Terzi, formerly of BMW-Williams Formula 1, hence the aerodynamic design that cuts down on energy needs and allows the vehicle to travel safely at high speeds. Inside, it’s all about comfort and luxury, with seats that look like something off a roller-coaster, television, internet access and air bags for the passengers; up front, there’s space age technology for the driver; obstacle detection, navigational aids and state of the art communications and fail-safe backup systems.If the Superbus passes the government inspections in the UAE, it’s likely to go into service there, and if that happens, other urban planners are likely to take notice and begin considering orders themselves. More information: www.superbusproject.com/ Though it does look good, the Superbus, as it’s called, has been named more for its speed, than for its beauty and mobility, and is set to go for a test run in the UAE and might just wind up as a means to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in a just 30 minutes, rather than the usual hour and a half. Citation: Former Dutch astronaut leads development of Superbus (w/ video) (2011, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-dutch-astronaut-superbus-video.html Explore further 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.center_img The designers hope that the Superbus might be the answer to urban congestion. It’s as long as a normal public transportation bus, but it’s far more mobile thanks to two pairs of rear wheels that can turn independently, thus reducing the turning radius. The idea is that the Superbus would come to your house when you call, and pick you up, rather than you going to a bus stop. It would maneuver almost like a limousine through normal traffic, then go into high-speed mode on a dedicated concrete road, then maneuver normally near your destination. (PhysOrg.com) — Former Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels, once a mission specialist on the Challenger, has of late been working with a design team from TU Delft University, in Delft, to come up with a new kind of vehicle for public transportation. What they’ve come up with might just change how people view the lowly bus. Instead of a tall box-like cabin with an aisle and hard wide seats, the Superbus is aerodynamic, low and sleek, with eight gull-wing side doors and luxurious cushioned seats and can travel at speeds of up to 155 mph. © 2010 PhysOrg.com GM’s EN-V Envisions Future of Personal Mobilitylast_img read more

M42 motorway to remain closed as Warwickshire Police investigate reports of body

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major Midlands motorway is set to remain closed into the morning rush hour after police were called to reports of a body on the carriageway. Emergency services were called to the M42 southbound in Warwickshire, between Junctions 9 and 10, at 5.20pm today. The southbound carriageway remains closed as police continue to investigate the incident. A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “Tailbacks are being cleared, but we’re still advising all motorists to avoid the area if possible. “The southbound carriageway between J10-9 is expected to remain closed tonight and into the morning. “Thank you again for your patience during this difficult incident. “At approximately 5:20pm we received a report that a body was in the road. There is currently a road closure in place.” Some traffic is still trapped and Highways England are working to release it – which is also leading to delays on the Northbound carriageway of the M42 as traffic is freed through the central reservation in order to turn around. A Highways England spokesman added: “The southbound carriageway is expected to remain closed all through tonight and into tomorrow morning’s rush hour. “Extensive police accident investigation is required. Highways England Traffic Officers and Warwickshire Police are working hard to clear traffic.” Read MoreBrawl in Wilmslow leaves man with head injury – Cheshire Police confirm DIVERSION: Highways England say the following diversion is in place to avoid issues on the A42: Road users are advised to follow the “Solid Triangle” diversion symbols. At the M42 exit at J10 towards the A5 westbound (Watling Street). Continue along the A5 westbound towards the A453 (Bonehill Road). Take the exit to the A453 southbound and continue to the junction with the A446 (Bassetts Pole). Take the exit to the A446 eastbound and continue to the M42 and re-join at J9. Road users are also advised to allow extra time for their journey.last_img read more

Russia charges 9 Islamic radicals with terrorism

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix How men can have a healthy 2019 Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories The men, detained in Moscow on Monday, are nationals of Russia and ex-Soviet Tajikistan who rented apartments near “transport routes of federal importance” in Moscow, the ministry said in a statement.In 2007, 12 Hizb-ut-Tahrir members were convicted and sentenced to up to eight years in jail in Russia’s Volga River province of Tatarstan for inciting a coup.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Comments   Share   MOSCOW (AP) – Nine men were charged Friday with organizing cells of a banned Islamist group and illegal possession of guns, explosives and fake U.S. dollars and euros, Russian police saidFive of the nine men are leaders of the Russian cells of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an anti-Western Islamist group whose name means “Party of Liberation,” the Interior Ministry said.Banned in several countries, including Russia, the group claims it does not advocate violence to achieve its goal of reestablishing the caliphate, a Muslim empire that once ruled the Middle East and stretched to Spain and Central Asia. Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s critics say its ideology is not too far off from overtly militant Islamist groups. Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Parents, stop beating yourself uplast_img read more