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October 17, 2019
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Crews called to NS airshow after Snowbird catches fire on runway

first_imgGREENWOOD, N.S. – There were no injuries after a small fire broke out on one of the planes flown by the Snowbirds aerobatic team as it landed on Saturday.The nine-plane team was taking part in the Atlantic Canada International Air Show at CFB Greenwood, roughly 144 km from Halifax.As the Tutor jets used by the Snowbirds landed, one of them stopped well before the end of the runway after a small fire was spotted around the nose wheel and two fire trucks rushed out to the runway, said Snowbirds spokesperson Michele Tremblay.“He stopped his plane, and we advised the emergency response team,” said Tremblay. “They arrived immediately, put the flames out, and (the pilots) safely disembarked.”Tremblay said Capt. Matthew Hart and Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, who is still in training, were in Snowbird 5 when the fire occurred.She said any assessment of the damage to the aircraft would be “pure speculation” until the incident is investigated.“What’s the important thing right now is that our pilots are safe,” said Tremblay. “They did their drills to the teeth, and tomorrow we’ll carry on with our show.”Tremblay said the damaged aircraft may be replaced for Sunday’s performance or the Snowbirds could fly in an eight-plane formation.The Snowbirds have been performing since 1971.last_img read more

October 12, 2019
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Assembly President hails active contribution to finance for development meeting

The “active contribution” by more than 90 delegations at a three-day United Nations meeting augured well for a major conference on financing for development next year, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today at the conclusion of the meeting.Closing the General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, Mr. Kerim, who had chaired the event, said continued engagement by all partners was “crucial in the road to Doha,” the Qatari capital where the second Financing for Development conference is to be held in the second half of 2008.Summing up the debate, Mr. Kerim said that many speakers had expressed concern at growing economic inequalities, both between countries and within countries, particularly in the context of the current instability in global financial markets.While regretting that the official development assistance (ODA) target of 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product had not been achieved, many delegates were encouraged by the current trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, Mr. Kerim said. But the challenged remained of promoting FDI in low-income countries or those with less stable governance.For their part, various developing country delegates had acknowledged that “good domestic governance, effective and transparent regulatory mechanisms and the rule of law” were preconditions for attracting investment.In the view of several participants, much had been done to increase debt relief, but long-term debt sustainability remained a significant issue, particularly for least developed countries.Various speakers stressed the need to enhance tax revenues and create more distributive tax systems. This would not only help to reduce disparities, but also permit to increase public spending on basic infrastructure and services.“Finally, delegates stressed that adapting to climate change was the emerging issue that needed to be linked to the financing for development process,” Mr. Kerim said.The General Assembly would now begin consultations to set out the modalities for the Doha Conference, Mr. Kerim said, calling on Member States to give their full support and cooperation towards an agreement to be presented to the General Assembly in December. “Once the modalities of the Doha Conference are agreed, we can move to substantive discussion on the six chapters of the Monterrey Consensus,” he said.The High-Level Dialogue was scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, but the very high number of countries that asked to speak made a third day necessary. On Wednesday, an interactive dialogue and six round tables promoted exchanges of ideas among governments, the private sector, civil society and international financial institutions. The meeting addresses six main areas – mobilizing domestic financial resources, mobilizing international resources, international trade, international development cooperation, external debt, and the coherence of the international monetary, financial and trading systems.These areas emerged at the first International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2002. 25 October 2007The “active contribution” by more than 90 delegations at a three-day United Nations meeting augured well for a major conference on financing for development next year, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today at the conclusion of the meeting. read more

October 8, 2019
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UNP says it will not accuse the President

The United National Party (UNP) says it will not accuse President Maithripala Sirisena over the nomination issue involving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Former UNP MP P. Harrison said that the UNP had reached an agreement with President Maithripala Sirisena ahead of the January 8 Presidential election and worked with him to meet the expectations of the people. The former UNP MP also noted that the President had made every effort to obtain support for the 20th Amendment to the constitution but that attempt eventually faced some obstacles.“We have no issues with the President since he met most of the expectations of the people,” Harrison said. He said that the President had promised to establish good governance and he had begun that process by getting support for the 19th Amendment to the constitution. Harrison also said that the UNP does not see Mahinda Rajapaksa as a challenge at the August 17 Parliament election as he has already been rejected by the people. (Colombo Gazette) “He have his full support to establish good governance and that is what we expected from him,” Harrison told reporters today. read more

October 4, 2019
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Bankowned Las Vegas mansion once occupied by Liberace listed for half a

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas mansion that once belonged to Liberace and ultimately landed in the hands of a bank is now listed for half a million dollars, cash-only.The nearly 14,939-square-foot mansion, built in 1962 and set on a half-acre lot near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has two bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and several large areas for entertaining.It also features touches reminiscent of the flamboyant pianist that once lived there, including chandeliers, a mirror bar etched with Liberace’s signature and a room with tile piano keys in the floor.Liberace bought the home in 1974, according to Clark County property records pulled by the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/15BRRBE). His foundation sold the house to a married couple — Vance and Jan Turner — in 1989, two years after the performer died of an AIDS-related illness.In 2006, during the heady days of southern Nevada real estate, the couple sold the home to Terrance Lee “Dez” Dzvonick for $3.7 million.JPMorgan Chase seized the property through foreclosure in February 2010, and Dzvonick sued to get it back, saying the bank had wrongfully foreclosed. The legal tug-of-war ended in December, when U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro dismissed the case.Liberace, whose onstage and offstage extravagance were legendary, became the best-paid entertainer on the planet during his heyday from the 1950s to the 1970s. His career was revisited in the May debut of the HBO film “Behind the Candelabra,” which details his secretive romance with the much-younger Scott Thorson.___Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2013 7:48 pm MDT Bank-owned Las Vegas mansion once occupied by Liberace listed for half a million dollars AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

October 3, 2019
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Ontarios first capandtrade auction sells out current allowances

TORONTO – Ontario’s first cap-and-trade auction sold out all current allowances, giving the new market a strong start, but the province’s environment minister warned the real test of the system will be in the emission reductions it brings about.The March 22 auction brought in $472 million, the government said Monday.But over the next 15 auctions, to the end of the compliance period in 2020, the market can probably expect “a reasonable amount of volatility and unpredictability,” said Environment Minister Glen Murray.“The participation rate, whether it’s 100 per cent or 20 per cent or 50 per cent or 60 per cent or 13 per cent, is not the success of the market,” he said. “The success of the market is really based on our ability to reduce (greenhouse gases). We will not expect to get 100 per cent all the time.”The system aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions puts caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit. If they exceed those limits, they must buy an equal number of allowances at auction or from other companies that come in under their limits.Most large emitters in Ontario are receiving allowances for free until 2020, which the government says is meant to prevent them from moving to jurisdictions without carbon pricing. But for now certain electricity importers, natural gas distributors and fuel suppliers are among those required to participate.Bidders in the first auction included Union Gas, Enbridge Gas, Imperial Oil, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the city of Kingston, Ont., the University of Guelph, Ontario Power Generation, Apotex, Labatt, BP Canada Energy Group, Shell Energy North America and Suncor Energy Products Partnership.The provincial Liberal government hopes the quarterly auctions will bring in $1.9 billion a year, to be invested in programs that reduce emissions and help businesses and consumers adapt to a low-carbon economy.The auction floor price was $18.07 and the actual settlement price was $18.08. Murray said he was pleased about that because he wanted the actual price to be as low as possible.“One of the objectives of cap and trade is to manage the transition to a low carbon economy at the lowest-possible prices to Ontarians and Ontario businesses,” he said. “So we didn’t want to see early upward movement on that.”The successful first auction is a great start for the new market, but it’s good to avoid reading too much into it, said Erica Morehouse, senior attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund.“It is just one auction and I think the overall success of a program should be judged on the strength of its design and whether it’s able to work to keep carbon pollution in check,” she said.About one quarter of the future vintages on offer were also sold and while the number may seem low, Murray said it was more than they were expecting. The result shows confidence in the longevity of the market, he said.Ontario plans to link its cap-and-trade system with a joint Quebec-California market next year, and Murray said he will be in California soon for negotiations.But when linked, an estimated $466 million will leave the Ontario economy over three years, because it will be cheaper to buy allowances in those jurisdictions, the auditor general has said. Both the environmental commissioner and the auditor have said that means greenhouse gas emissions won’t actually be cut in Ontario.Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown — whose party is ahead in the polls and could form government in 2018 — has said he would dismantle the cap-and-trade system in favour of a carbon tax, with the cost to consumers and business offset through other tax cuts.Brown was undeterred by the first auction’s success.“The Wynne Liberals want us to believe they are protecting the environment, but it’s a smokescreen,” he said in a statement. “Their plan sends millions of dollars to one of the richest jurisdictions on earth for emission reductions there, which means failing to cut emissions here at home. This does not make sense.”NDP critic Peter Tabuns said he is still concerned that revenue could be used to finance projects that are already underway, which wouldn’t help fight climate change.“We still have our concerns about effectiveness, transparency, fairness, but we do believe the cap-and-trade system is something Ontario needs,” he said.Since Jan. 1, cap and trade has added 4.3 cents per litre to the price of gasoline and about $80 a year to natural gas home heating costs, in addition to indirect costs that will be passed onto consumers.The next auction is on June 6.___The report summarizing the results of the auction can be found at: http://bit.ly/2oCGkUv Ontario’s first cap-and-trade auction sells out current allowances by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 3, 2017 1:30 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 4, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

October 2, 2019
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Urban Meyer not planning to reveal starting QB until OSU takes the

Quterbacks Stephen Collier (13), J.T. Barrett (16) and Cardale Jones (12) get work in at the first day of camp on August 10 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Photo Credit: Giustino Bovenzi / Lantern ReporterThe quarterback battle between redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt junior Cardale Jones is underway as the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes returned to practice Monday with the opening of fall camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.For months, speculation of who will be under center for the Buckeyes has been the topic of discussion, and OSU coach Urban Meyer said on Monday he is still not leaning in either direction as to who will be starting Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va.“They’re both established guys,” Meyer said. “Cardale’s been here a long time now — what’s it, his eighth year here? J.T. has played a lot of football. We won’t announce anything until the first guy takes the field at Virginia Tech.”Meyer said he plans on splitting the practice reps at quarterback “50-50,” at least throughout the initial days of practice. Determining who got the first-team reps on Monday was a lot simpler, however, as Barrett and Jones flipped a coin. Jones won the toss and got the first crack at the starting offense.Barrett said no matter who starts, he knows the decision will come down to which quarterback gives the team the best chance to win.“The main thing is that we want the best for this team, and I said that whether that be myself, Cardale or (redshirt senior) Braxton (Miller), when he was playing (quarterback), it was who is going to put our position in the best chance to win,” he said. Barrett said it would mean a lot for him to get the starting nod against Virginia Tech, especially after falling to the Hokies 35-21 in his second collegiate start last season.“You could say I had that one marked on the calendar,” Barrett said. “So, it does mean a lot to me personally, being that I did play a game that we lost. I just wasn’t prepared. So with that, it means a lot.”Jones said his focus would be entirely on football while camp is underway. One piece of evidence for his commitment to the sport, he said, is taking a two-week hiatus from his popular Twitter account.“It’s all fun and games when we’re not on the field, but when we get on the field, it’s strictly business,” Jones said. “Whoever is going to win the battle, it’s going to be bittersweet — because you definitely want to see your friend or your teammate succeed — but only one guy can play.”Jones said OSU’s offense has the potential to be one of the most dynamic offenses in college football history.“My personal opinion, yes, hands down,” Jones said. “Because of the playmakers we got, because of the youth we got, the depth we got and because of the experience we have.”Last year, both Jones and Barrett made cases to be considered the best man for the job heading into the 2015 season.Barrett started 12 games for the Buckeyes as a redshirt freshman last season after being thrust into the starting role when Miller injured his shoulder shortly before the season. After a shaky start to the year, Barrett settled down and threw for 2,834 yards and 34 touchdowns before his season ended due to an ankle injury suffered in the regular-season finale against Michigan.He was then replaced by Jones, who excelled in OSU’s three postseason games by throwing for 742 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Buckeyes to victories in the Big Ten Championship Game, Sugar Bowl and National Championship Game.OSU’s fall camp is set to continue through Aug. 24, leading up to the season opener in Blacksburg, Va., on Sept. 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

September 20, 2019
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This Is What Three Years of Loot Crate Looks Like

first_img 1/6Three years of Loot Crate pins. 1/6Even before they switched to molded, enameled pins, Loot Crate pins had some great art. 1/6Alien Vs. Predator. Way better than the movie. 1/6This needs no explanation. 1/6Nothing says “I love my pet” like a collar charm of a dog in a mech suit, who threatens to castrate his owner. 1/6Two of Loot Anime’s phone charms. Loot Crates get pins, but Loot Crate now offers other, more specific crates. Loot Pets, for example, includes collar charms (that double as keychains). Loot Anime, on the other hand, includes phone charms with string loops and headphone jack plugs.Here are some of my favorite pins of the last three years, along with highlights of phone and collar charms. There’s been some real gold in these crates, including a Rick & Morty Snowball collar charm, a fighting game bro-fist phone charm, and a pin with Alien Vs. Predator art that’s way more hype than either of the Alien Vs. Predator movies (but not quite as hype as the comics or the arcade game).As always, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription service that delivers various geek collectibles to your door every month. Besides Loot Crate itself, there are medium and subject crates like Loot Pets and Loot Anime, plus licensed crates like Wizarding World of Harry Potter and large, limited edition specialty crates. <> We dig Loot Crate. It’s like a grab bag of nerdy stuff delivered to your door every month. Even before they started sending crates to us for unboxing, I was a subscriber and looked forward to seeing that black box when I came home. I’ve accumulated lots of shirts, socks, figurines, and various tchotchkes from Loot Crate over the years. Of the countless things I’ve received in dozens of crates, there’s been one consistent item I’ve gotten every month for the last three years, and I’ve kept them all in a tin on my desk: pins.Every Loot Crate comes with a pin to commemorate the theme of that month. That’s nearly three dozen pins so far, each with pretty neat artwork. For the first two years Loot Crate included button-like flat pins, but last year they started including molded, enameled pins that look even better.center_img The Best Wonder Wharf Prizes for Bob’s Burgers FansOpen The Nick Box from CultureFly, Get Amazing Hat Stay on targetlast_img read more

September 19, 2019
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Details about WWEs current television audience in 2014

first_img WhatsApp Twitter WWE HOF Legacy inductees announced, NXT added to Network Pinterest Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pre-game show for NJPW Wrestlekingdom 12, Okada vs. Naito full match from 2014 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Triple H Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twittercenter_img Some new information about the television audience for WWE programming has been released. According to a report by Dave Meltzer, the average WWE viewer is 41.4 years old, 63% of the audience is male, 19% of viewers are under 17, 22% fall between 18-34, 22% between 35-49 and 37% are over the age of 50.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:35 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 Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former Producer returns to Impact Wrestling, Top 5 Moments of 2014last_img read more

September 16, 2019
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Amax International wipes debt after completing HK9 million share placement

first_img Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Hong Kong-listed gaming investor Amax International Holdings Ltd says it has fully completed a share offering that will allow it to waive HK$9 million worth of debt.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company said it successfully completed the subscriptions on Thursday, allotting an aggregate of 37,188,000 subscription shares at HK$0.242 per share. The subscription shares represent 4.35% of the issued share capital of the company. Resorts World Manila operator announces plans to delist, go private Load More Amax International proposes new company name RelatedPosts The three creditors include long-term financial advisory firm, Chanceton Capital, to which Amax owed HK$3.25 million, business consultant Skyline Ace which was also owed HK$3.25 million and company shareholder Wong Kam Wah who was owed HK$2.5 million. After subscribing for the new shares, Chanceton Capital’s stake in Amax jumps from 0.56% to 2.04%, Skyline Ace from zero to 1.51% and Wong from 5.97% to 6.88%.Explaining the reasons behind the subscription agreement in a previous filing, Amax said, “The Directors believe that it is in the best interest of the company to extinguish the indebted amount and convert them into capital by way of the subscriptions, in order to alleviate the repayment pressure of the group and to reduce cash outflow from the company.“The Directors also consider that the subscriptions will enlarge the capital base of the company.”Amax currently operates a gaming business in Vanuatu under an interactive gaming license as well as a VIP room with 13 baccarat tables at Genting Crown Casino in Poipet Cambodia.It is also engaged in an ongoing legal stoush with Greek Mythology (Macau) Entertainment Group Corporation Limited – which operated and managed the shuttered Greek Mythology casino at Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel in Macau and of which Amax holds a 24.8% stake – in an effort to gain access to their books and records.No management accounts of Greek Mythology have been made available to Amax since 31 March 2012. Greek Mythology was closed in December 2015 under order of the DICJ, with the Macau Government Tourism Office subsequently ordering The Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel to cease operations on 22 July 2016. The hotel’s license was revoked on 12 January 2017.last_img read more

September 15, 2019
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5 injured after shooting in Overtown gunman at large

first_imgThe gunman remains at large.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the person who opened fire in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, sending five men to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting near Northwest Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street, Saturday night.Police said the gunman fired several rounds at the corner of a liquor store, striking the victims.Paramedics transported four victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital, two of them in critical condition.Officials said the fifth victim was taken to the hospital by someone else.Sunday afternoon, police said one patient remained in critical condition, and the others were expected to survive.Detectives have not identified the victims. last_img read more

September 14, 2019
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BPA Announces Rule Changes to Take Effect Later This Year

first_img Reporting “average session duration” is now necessary. Effective immediately, business publications now have the option of selecting which of their issues is analyzed for a given reporting period (generally, either three or six months). The rule, which goes into effect with BPA’s December 2017 reports, comes with a slight caveat; once a publisher selects an issue to be analyzed, they’re locked into that decision for at least the next three years.  BPA Worldwide, the non-profit organization that audits media companies’ audience claims, revealed today a series of rule changes voted upon by its Board of Directors at their annual meeting last month.  “User sessions” will now be known simply as “sessions.” “Average page duration” and “unique browser frequency” will no longer be reported. “Page impressions” will now be reported as “page views.” BPA also updated its web traffic reporting to better conform with the metrics it receives from Google and Omniture. Effective June 2017, the following changes will be made: Other changes include an update to BPA’s rule requiring its members — both B2B and consumer-facing titles — to send alerts to subscribers when digital issues are available for download or online viewing. Previously, the rule simply required “an alert.” The board has clarified that the alert must come in digital form, either in an email blast or a mobile push notification. For the full update from BPA Worldwide, as well as some additional changes to the guidelines for consumer and B2B titles, click here. Additionally, BPA will now include audited reports for digital editions distributed through third-party aggregation services like Texture, which provide consumers access to a range of multiple titles for a fixed fee. Copies of individual digital issues viewed on or downloaded from such providers will be counted as “multi-title digital subscriptions,” with unique users — not views — reported as circulation units. Just over a year ago, BPA’s own report indicated that digital editions could account for as much as one-quarter of overall magazine circulation among its members. “Unique browsers” will now be called “users.”last_img read more

September 13, 2019
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Ft Knox Population to Grow by 223 in 2016

first_imgFort Knox, Ky., will gain 223 personnel this year as a result of a reorganization of the 4th Cavalry Brigade and the relocation of the Army Reserve Careers Division headquarters from the former Fort Gillem in Georgia.The 4th Cavalry Brigade, located on the installation located south of Louisville, is transitioning to a multi-functional training brigade format, which includes three new battalion headquarters, according to a press release. The change, which will add 129 personnel to the post, will provide the unit more flexibility to support the training needs of Army Reserve and Army National Guard units.The brigade provides assistance and training to active and Reserve component forces in both a pre-deployment and deployment status, along with joint and interagency training.The Reserve Careers Division headquarters will move to Fort Knox from the Gillem enclave, a parcel of about 260 acres retained after Fort Gillem closed that hosts a wide variety of military organizations from both the active and Reserve components. The headquarters, consisting of 94 personnel, is expected to begin operations at Fort Knox in July.The move is designed to enhance and improve personnel management and coordination efforts with two other Army commands based at Fort Knox, Human Resources Command and Recruiting Command.The mission of the Reserve Careers Division is to sustain the Army Reserve through retention, transition and career management programs supporting continuum of service. The division provides command and control for over 1,600 soldiers assigned to 13 battalions located throughout the continental United States with detachments in Europe, Guam, Puerto Rico and all active theaters of operations. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

September 3, 2019
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Youth tortured to death by police

first_imgOfficer-in-Charge (OC) Fasiur Rahman said that Biswajit hadn’t been tortured in police custody. His family took him away in a good condition, the OC added.ASP Mohammed Jahangir said that the body had been sent to Sherpur hospital for post mortem. After the post mortem report, action would be taken accordingly.Biswajit’s elder sister Sheuli Dey, however, said that her brother had been unjustly nabbed by the police and that he wasn’t on drugs. “My brother died of police torture. We want justice.” Twenty-year-old Biswajit Dey was was allegedly tortured to death by police in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur recently. The people of the locality blocked the road for five-and-a-half hours in protest of the incident Monday morning. Businesses of the locality were shut down too.His family says that Biswajit, who had been a carpenter, died in police torture.According to the family of the deceased, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police Atiur Rahman and Sumon Miah picked up Biswajit in possession of 60 grams of cannabis Uttar Bazar in Taraganj of the town. Later, members of his family submitted an undertaking to the police station and brought him back home at 10:30 in the night. Late at night at around 1:00 am Biswajit was rushed to the upazila health complex where the physicians declared him dead.Agitated members of his family and the public gathered at Uttar Bazar at 7:00 Monday morning with Biswajit’s body. They damaged the signboard and glass of the ASI’s office. They set up a blockade on the road. At 10:00 am officials of the administration arrived at the spot and assured the people of justice. The angry public, however, took a procession out along with the dead body.Biswajit’s mother Jabarani said, “The police falsely accused my son, took him away and tortured him. When he returned home, he was vomiting incessantly. When we took him to hospital, the doctors declared him dead. The police killed my son.”The upazila health complex physician Mehdi Hasan said that Biswajit had been brought to the emergency department at 1:00 in the night. There were no injury marks on his body. The cause of his death couldn’t be determined until an autopsy was carried out.”last_img read more

September 1, 2019
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ACC Network Tabs Eric Wood as an Analyst

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eric Wood, a four-year letterwinner at the University of Louisville, was named as one of the analysts for the ACC Network, the league announced Wednesday. The ACCN will air 14 live football games over the first three weeks showcasing 11 conference teams, 10 home openers and five conference matchups. All three weeks will feature at least four games on ACCN, with Weeks 1 and 2 carrying five games. Highlighting Week 2 is a four-game slate that features Miami at North Carolina in a Coastal Division clash in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. Cotter, a familiar face across ESPN programs, will call play-by-play for a variety of ACC sports along with anchoring in studio. Herzlich and Wood will share insights and analysis earned from their time as former ACC football (Boston College and Louisville, respectively) and NFL (New York Giants and Buffalo Bills, respectively) stars, in studio and in the booth. Charlotte sports anchor Riggs is slated for reporter and anchor duties.  Wood, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, was considered one of the top offensive linemen to ever play at Louisville, closing his career with 49 consecutive starts at center – the second-longest streak in school history. Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, and Kelsey Riggs were also named joining Debbie Antonelli, Wes Durham, Roddy Jones, Eric Mac Lain, Mark Packer, Mark Richt and LaChina Robinson were previously announced. He was a three-time all-BIG EAST selection, earning first team accolades in 2007 and 2008, while posting second team honors during the 2006 campaign. Wood was Louisville’s starting center for four seasons from 2005-08. He guided the 2006 squad to a 12-1 record, a BIG EAST title, and a win over Wake Forest in the school’s first appearance in the Orange Bowl. Anchoring the offensive line, the 2007 offense ranked sixth nationally with an average of 488.0 yards per game.After redshirting his initial year at Louisville, Wood started all 12 games at center in leading the Cardinals to a 9-4 record and a berth in the Gator Bowl.Offensively, the Cardinals finished third in the country in scoring offense at 43.4 points per game and ninth in total offense with an average of 482.1 yards per game.Wood was named Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, Sporting News and College Football News.Off the field, Wood was just as impressive, earning Academic All-BIG EAST honors in four-straight years.  After his Louisville career, Wood was the No. 29 pick in the first round by the Buffalo Bills, becoming the first UofL offensive linemen to be taken in the first round since Bruce Armstrong was a first-round pick by the New England Patriots in the 1987 NFL Draft. He went on to play 10 seasons with the Bills, earning 120 career starts and was a 2015 Pro Bowl selection.Fans are encouraged to visit www.GetACCN.com to sign up and stay up to date on the ACC Network.  Frequently asked questions about the ACC Network are available online at this link: https://gocards.com/sports/2019/4/16/acc-network-faq.aspx  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

August 30, 2019
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The First Chemist in History was a Woman

first_imgThe history of great women in science is often overlooked. However, increasingly historians are drawing our attention to the female thinkers across the ages that have had a transformative impact on the modern world. One such example can be found in ancient Mesopotamia, with Tapputi, the world’s very first recorded chemist. She, along with her colleague known only as Nina, developed formulas, techniques and tools for perfume-making that have endured for millennia.Tapputi-Belatekallim Mesopotamian tablet, 1200 BC.According to Cosmos Magazine, a Bronze Age clay tablet dating to around 1200 BC found in the ancient Babylonian kingdom relates the story of these two women, Tapputi Belatekallim and Ninu, perfume makers in the court of the king.Written in cuneiform, and carved into damp clay, this inscription provides tantalizing details about the life, work and reputation of these two female chemists.In Bronze Age Mesopotamia, perfume was a widely used and important commodity that required particular skills to produce. It was most commonly used in religious ceremonies, and carried an important symbolic significance.The Perfume Maker by Rodolphe Ernst.According to the Perfume Society, perfume and burning incense was considered to form a bridge between gods and men, and offered the possibility of communing with the divine. In addition, it was believed that sweet scents were pleasing to the gods, and so bodies prepared for the afterlife needed to be treated with a variety of perfumes.Ancient perfumes were crafted with considerable skill and knowledge. Their makers required much more than a nose for fine scents, but rather, needed to have an intimate knowledge of chemistry and processes of distillation.Tapputi and Ninu would have used a wide variety of ingredients, including specially prepared oils, myrrh, different types of flowers and natural resins, which were skillfully pressed and manipulated in order to make fragrant, sweet scents that would stand the test of time.Etruscan perfume vase shaped like a female head, 2nd century BC.The techniques used by ancient chemists of the Near East were incredibly successful. Archaeologists that opened Egyptian tombs in the 19th century, for example, found that the perfumes used to surround the body still retained their scent after thousands of years beneath the ground.The Babylonian tablet makes reference to a treatise written by Tapputi, which is the first known written work on perfume making as well as the first work on general chemistry in history.Panoramic view of ruins in Babylon, photographed in 2005.Sadly, this important text is lost to modern historians, but later perfume makers made reference to Tapputi’s recipes in their own works. We have one surviving recipe attributed directly to Tapputi — a salve made for the king which consisted of flowers, oil, and calamus, a reed-like plant often used to treat stomach problems.This famous female chemist is known to have revolutionized the processes and techniques used to make perfumes, developing the first still and using solvents to create longer-lasting and sweeter scents.A byzantine alembic used to distil perfumes. Photo by Молли CC BY-SA 4.0Tapputi’s still was used to distill and filter the liquids used in perfume making, and is a piece of basic equipment that is still in use in chemistry labs today.Although we know relatively little about the role of educated women in ancient Mesopotamian societies, this tablet can give us some clues.Tapputi appears to have held a very important place in the royal household, acting as a general overseer, aside from her duties as the official supplier of perfumes to the royal family and Babylonian elites.Panorama of partially restored Babylon ruins, Hillah, Iraq.Along with Ninu, who was most likely her assistant, Tapputi was commissioned to make perfumes and scents directly for the king himself. Both women would have had a high social standing and would have been paid considerably well.This surviving inscription from ancient Mesopotamia gives us an insight into the key role that women played in a whole variety of professions in ancient societies, contradicting the assumption that Babylonian women would have had little agency or scope to rise high in society.Read another story from us: From Mud to Max Factor – The Strange Evolution of MakeupTapputi and her peers were early innovators in the fields of perfume making and chemistry, and the techniques and tools that she developed shaped the way in which we use and understand these chemical processes for thousands of years.last_img read more

August 27, 2019
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With Galaxy Note 9 PreOrders Live the Galaxy S9 Comes With an

first_imgThe fact that the Samsung Galaxy S9 didn’t sell well doesn’t invalidate the fact that it is a pretty good flagship. Perhaps the only reason why it might not have performed as well as it should have was due to the fact that it is nearly identical to the Galaxy S8 and doesn’t offer new, groundbreaking features. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is basically a fine-tuned version of the Galaxy S8.However, for those who haven’t purchased the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9 is a decent flagship and with the latest discount, it commands better value for money. Various retailers and U.S. carriers have been offering promos and deals since a few months to boost the sales of the flagship. The Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by an Exynos 9810 SoC. Additionally, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space.The Samsung Galaxy S9 retails for nearly $700 usually, but if you are alright with the international version of the phone, you can get it for less than $500. An eBay merchant is selling the Galaxy S9 for just $485 but to get it for that price tag, make sure you use the code PRONTO15 at checkout to avail the deal. This Galaxy S9 variant also offers dual-SIM support but you cannot use it on CDMA networks.You can use the same promo code to buy the Galaxy S9 Plus and get it for just $590. The phone usually sells for $850 so this is a very good deal in the end.Buy the Galaxy S9 from eBay Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

August 26, 2019
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WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to malware charges may face upto

first_imgMarcus Hutchins, who authors the popular blog MalwareTech, and a British security researcher has pleaded guilty today to writing malware in the years prior to his prodigious career as a malware researcher. Marcus posted a statement on his website and on his Twitter feed too, “I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes. Having grown up, I’ve since been using the same skills that I misused several years ago for constructive purposes. I will continue to devote my time to keeping people safe from malware attacks.” Marcus was virtually unknown to most in the security community until May 2017 when the UK media revealed him as the “accidental hero” who inadvertently halted the global spread of WannaCry, a ransomware contagion that had taken the world by storm just days before. In August 2017, Hutchins was arrested by FBI agents in Las Vegas on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins has been barred from leaving the United States since he was arrested. The plea agreement of Marcus is here. “Attachment A” on page 15 outlines the case against Hutchins and an alleged co-conspirator. It further reads that in between July 2012 and Sept. 2015, Hutchins helped create and sell Kronos and a related piece of malware called UPAS Kit. Many of Hutchins’ supporters and readers had trouble believing the charges against him, and in response KrebsOnSecurity published a detailed investigation into activities tied to his various online personas over the years. As per the report, the clues suggested Hutchins began developing and selling malware in his mid-teens — only to later develop a change of heart and earnestly endeavor to leave that part of his life squarely in the rearview mirror. Nevertheless, there were a number of indications that Hutchins’ alleged malware activity continued into his adulthood. Upto 10 years in prison According to court documents obtained by ZDNet, Hutchins pleaded guilty to two counts, and the government agreed to drop the other eight. He pleaded guilty to entering a conspiracy to create and distribute malware, and in aiding and abetting its distribution. For each count, Hutchins will face up to five years in prison, $250,000 in fines, and one year of supervised release. According to ZDNet, Marcus was charged for working with a co-conspirator identified as “Vinny,” “VinnyK,” and “Aurora123”– to advertise and sell the two malware strains online. This started somewhere in between July 2012 and September 2015, even before Hutchins was recognized as a talented security researcher. Further ZDNet explains that creating malware is a form of protected speech in the United States, but selling and disseminating is another matter. Orin Kerr, the law professor of University of Southern California gives a detailed explanation in the 2017 dissection of the government’s charges on the Washington Post website. The charges on Marcus are likely to be tempered by federal sentencing guidelines, and may take into account the already served detention time. It still remains unclear when he will be sentenced. After the arrest, Hutchins was released on bail and has been living in Los Angeles awaiting trial. He started sharing his malware analysis skills with the information security (infosec) community when he was prohibited from working for his employer. Hutchins is considered as one of the most talented security researchers and this news comes a huge loss for the infosec community. Update on 26th July from ZDNet ZDNet on Friday reported that the US legal case against Marcus Hutchins who helped stop WannaCry ransomware outbreak comes to an end. He is sentenced in the US to time served and one year of supervised release. The UK-born malware analyst avoids prison time in a case that the judge described as having “too many positives on other side of ledger” — referring to Hutchins’ role in the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and his work as a malware analyst. Read the full story on ZDNet blog post. Read Next Understanding the cost of a cybersecurity attack: The losses organizations face A security researcher reveals his discovery on 800+ Million leaked Emails available online RSA Conference 2019 Highlights: Top 5 cybersecurity products announcedlast_img read more

August 18, 2019
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Diplomat US to circulate UN resolution on Iran agreement

first_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. Security Council diplomat says the United States will circulate a draft resolution Wednesday that will authorize the agreement between six major powers and Iran to rein in its nuclear program.The diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks were private, said the U.S. informed council members Tuesday evening that it would introduce the resolution at the end of closed consultations on Libya scheduled for Wednesday morning. Sponsored Stories The diplomat says U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power will outline the main points in the agreement to council members.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

August 17, 2019
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Adelaide Airport to build Australias largest airport rooftop solar sy

first_imgAdelaide Airport to build Australia’s largest airport rooftop solar systemAdelaide Airport today announced it will build the largest airport rooftop solar power system in Australia, further enhancing its reputation as a leader in environmental sustainability.The 1.17MW system, to be built on the short term car park roof by Solgen Energy, will reduce Adelaide Airport Ltd’s energy consumption and carbon emissions by close to 10 per cent.It will be the largest private-sector solar system in South Australia and will be more than 10 times larger than the airport’s existing system, bringing the total rooftop solar capacity to 1.28MW.Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said the solar system, made up of 4,500 panels, will be big enough to power the equivalent of more than 300 homes.“Adelaide Airport is again proud to be an aviation industry leader in sustainability,” Mr Young said.“This solar system significantly reduces our energy consumption, while assisting the State Government in achieving its renewable energy targets.“Earlier this year we became the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program for optimising our management and reduction of carbon emissions.“Adelaide Airport’s vision is to be a top tier airport business centre in the Asia Pacific region, and further improving our environmental credentials is a key part of this vision.”Solgen Energy Director, David Naismith, said that the Adelaide Airport solar power system is an exciting project for the industry.“This project further demonstrates the growing uptake of solar power as an integral part of any business’s energy mix, irrespective of industry.”“Working within Adelaide Airport’s site constraints we engineered a bespoke solution to solve the delicate balance of optimising power output, while delivering a robust business case.”“We’re excited about our partnership with Adelaide Airport to deliver a project that provides a cornerstone to the Airport’s environmental objectives showcased across 8,000 square meters of rooftop.” Mr Naismith said.Adelaide Airport first installed solar panels on the roof of its domestic and international terminal in 2007.Construction on the new solar system is expected to start in December and be completed by April 2016. Adelaide AirportSource = Adelaide Airportlast_img read more

August 10, 2019
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Lucky winner Nigel says Whoop whoop Im heading

first_imgLucky winner Nigel says:”Whoop whoop! I’m heading out to Johannesburg to see a good friend – and of course to visit a town called Nigel! I can hardly miss that opportunity can I? Otherwise it will just be a relaxing few days away from running my micro-pub, Anchored in Worthing.” Well done Nigel and thank you to everyone who entered. To find out first about the latest giveaways and competitions, join Skyscanner on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or why not sign up to our weekly newsletter, Airmail?Next time it could be you who’s Flying Anywhere!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWinner of Twitter flights competition announced!Are you the lucky winner of our amazing competition to win £500 worth of flights? Find out!Winner of Twitter flights competition announced!Are you the lucky winner of our amazing competition to win £500 worth of flights? Find out!Winner of Twitter flights competition announcedAre you the lucky winner of our competition to win £300 worth of flights? Find out! A huge thank you to everyone who entered our #FlyAnywhere competition!We’re delighted to announce that Nigel Watson from Worthing in West Sussex is our lucky winner, picking up a free return ticket to Johannesburg.Nigel was one of the many of you who entered our #FlyAnywhere competition to be in with the chance of winning flights to anywhere in the world worth up to £500. All the entrants had to do to be in with a chance of winning was search for flights up to £500 on Skyscanner, tweet the search results to @Skyscanner with the #FlyAnwhere hashtag and then keep their fingers crossed.last_img read more