• UP Two criminals killed in separate police encounters

    first_imgLucknow: Two criminals were killed in separate police encounters in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Saturday. According to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi, three policemen were also injured in the encounters that took place in Baghpat and Saharanpur. In Baghpat, the encounter took place early Saturday morning, in which a criminal, identified as Vikas alias Phoni, was injured in Doghat police station area, Awasthi said in a statement issued here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Vikas was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead, the statement said. “In the encounter, police constable Anuj was hit by a bullet in his stomach, and is undergoing treatment. Another criminal managed to escape from the encounter site,” it added. Vikas was named in dacoity and murder cases (in Meerut). A .32 bore pistol and huge cache of cartridges was recovered from the criminal. He was carrying a cash reward of Rs 1.25 lakh on his head, Circle Officer Ramala Anuj Chaudhary said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Two unidentified criminals started firing at a police team in Saharanpur district late Friday night, triggering an encounter, according to the statement . As a result, Sub-Inspector Amit Sharma and constable Vineet Kumar were injured, it said. A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head was killed in retaliatory firing, Awasthi said. The criminal, identified as ‘Muqueem Kala gang’ member Hafeez, was injured in the police firing. He was taken to district hospital, where he was declared dead, Awasthi said, adding that more than two dozen cases were registered against Hafeez in districts of Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Gautambuddhnagar and Saharanpur. Two pistols were also recovered from Hafeez, according to the statement. An accomplice of Hafeez fled the spot and efforts are on to nab him, officials said.last_img read more

  • Create new coasttocost energy corridor to get pipelines built Scheer

    first_imgTORONTO — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Canada needs a coast-to-coast energy corridor where it would be easy to build pipelines and power lines.In a speech laying out his economic vision before the next election, the opposition leader says having one dedicated route would make it easier to approve major new energy projects.He says all planning and consulting would be done up front so industry wouldn’t have to submit “complicated” route proposals for new transmission lines and pipelines.Scheer also says the government should ensure Canada imports no foreign oil by 2030.He says if the Conservatives win the next election, he’ll kill the infrastructure bank the Liberals created, end corporate handouts and scrap the federal carbon tax.The Toronto speech is the second in a series of five Scheer is using to introduce major Conservative policies well ahead of the election due in October.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Danica Patrick Gives Americans A Taste Of Their Future With Hidden Camera

    first_imgFor the majority of Americans, going to the dentist is no laughing matter – in fact, an estimated 150 million American adults avoided a dental visit altogether last year. The reason? Anxiety about cost, pain and the extent of dental work they may need.Danica Patrick Gets Busy In The Food TruckSo to raise awareness about the long-term consequences of delaying dental care, Aspen Dental tapped their partner, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, to give Americans “A Taste of the Future” in a humorous new hidden camera video.“A Taste of the Future” features Danica Patrick behind the grill of a food truck, going undercover to serve up classic food truck fare like fish tacos, burgers and pulled pork sandwiches. But before handing unsuspecting customers their lunch, Danica does something completely unexpected: She drops their food into a blender, serving it up in smoothie form. Customer reactions ran the gamut from confusion to disgust and were captured on hidden cameras for an arresting look at the potential future consequences of avoiding the dentist.“Delaying dental visits for years is similar to what happens when you don’t keep up maintenance on your car and then expect it to perform the way it should. You end up having higher costs to repair damage that could have been prevented with proper, regular maintenance,” said Patrick. “I love the approach that Aspen Dental took with this video – it’s a fun and creative way to deliver what is actually a really serious health message about the importance of oral health to overall health, and I was proud to be a part of it.”Research shows that for many Americans, dental care has become discretionary, a “nice to do” rather than a “must have.” Case in point: a recent survey of more than 1,000 adults conducted by ORC International and commissioned by Aspen Dental Management, Inc. found that nearly two in five American adults (39 percent) say they have limited or will delay dental care due to their financial situation, a number that has increased by nearly eight percent in the past two years. And they’re making the decision despite knowing the long-term financial implications — 80 percent are aware that postponing or delaying routine visits will cost them more money in the long run. The survey also found that nearly one in five consumers would fix problems with their car ahead of addressing pain in their mouth.“We know that dentistry is a category that’s filled with fear and anxiety,” said Mark Censoprano, chief marketing officer at Aspen Dental Management, Inc. “This is the first time that we’ve launched a campaign that relies heavily on digital and social media to get the word out, and we believe that this humorous approach will ignite a conversation and generate buzz about what is an often overlooked healthcare issue – oral health.”The full “A Taste of the Future” video, directed by Hollywood industry veteran Jeff Tremaine, who is widely known for his hidden camera prank television shows like Jackass and feature films such as Bad Grandpa, can be viewed here: www.ATasteoftheFuture.com.This is the latest effort from Aspen Dental to shine a light on the often overlooked dental health care landscape. Last year, Aspen Dental launched the Healthy Mouth Movement to deliver free dental care and oral health education to people in need across the United States. This year, the Healthy Mouth Movement will provide much needed dental care and oral health education to our nation’s veterans, free of charge. As one of the largest networks of dental care providers in the United States, Aspen Dental is stepping in to help raise dental health awareness and to help keep Americans’ mouths on track.For more information, visit www.ATasteoftheFuture.com.last_img read more

  • UNbacked tsunami warning system for the Mediterranean passes first test

    Tsunami warning focal points of 31 countries in the region took part in the test of the system, which was first established in 2005 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) established under the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“This past decade alone has shown us the terrible destructive power of earthquakes and tsunami on several occasions,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.“Today’s test represents a significant step towards improving security for the lives of tens of millions of people in the North-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, and meeting UNESCO’s ambition of establishing early warning systems globally,” she stated.A test message was set via e-mail, fax and the Global Telecommunications System from Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) in Turkey to the 31 focal points. Early results show the messages were well received within a few minutes of being sent, according to a news release issued by UNESCO. “The purpose of the test was to ensure the effective communication between potential regional and national tsunami warning focal points,” said Ocal Necmioglu, co-chair of the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System for the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (NEAMTWS) and lead scientist for today’s exercise at KOERI. “The exercise went smoothly. A full evaluation will be made in the coming weeks,” he added.The success of this first test paves the way for the establishment of regional tsunami warning centres. The first two, Turkey’s KOERI and the Atomic Energy Centre in France, should be operational some time in 2012 when a more exhaustive test will be conducted. Others are planned for Greece, Italy and Portugal at a later date. 10 August 2011The first test of the communication network of the United Nations-backed tsunami early warning system for the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean was carried out successfully today, paving the way for the establishment of regional tsunami warning centres. read more

  • Receiver spurns Gators for Bucks

    The recruitment experience for James Louis was an interesting one. The heralded 5-foot-11-inch, 180-pound wide receiver out of Delray Beach, Fla., may have donned an Ohio State hat on signing day, but seven months earlier, Louis was all set to become a Florida Gator. “When Louis got the idea that he wasn’t one of their top recruits, he basically turned around and committed to Ohio State right away,” said Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts.com. “It let a lot people wondering if Louis would sign with Ohio State.”After months of speculation and a last-minute recruitment effort by Florida, Louis, wearing a red shirt to his signing-day press conference, stayed true to his commitment and signed with the Buckeyes. Louis is a two-time All-State receiver and had 38 catches, 682 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior for Atlantic High School. He was ranked as the No. 12 receiver and No. 80 overall player in the ESPN 150 recruit rankings.Louis headlines a solid receiver class along with Corey Brown and Tyrone Williams for the Buckeyes.  “What is neat is that Ohio State got three different types of receivers to fill their needs going forward,” Helwagen said. “Williams would be a split-end, Louis would be a flanker, and Brown is probably a slot receiver.”Helwagen and Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com, said Louis reminds them of former Buckeye wideout Santonio Holmes, who also hailed from the South Florida area. “They have similar build, above-average speed and do everything really well,” Helwagen said.“The one difference is that James Louis is playing a step faster than what Holmes was coming out high school,” Noon said.Louis, who was also a 2010 Under Armour High School All-American, is regarded as an all-around receiver who can do a lot of everything. He is said to have good feet and great acceleration, as well as a nice frame to allow him to get stronger and add weight without losing his speed.“He will be a factor as soon as he is able to reach the field,” Noon said. Helwagen said that after Devier Posey and Dane Sanzenbacher, there is no certainty on the receiving depth chart, meaning Louis might have a chance to make an impact right away. “You get beyond those two guys, and it gets completely wide open for who will be the three, four or five receiver.” Helwagen said. “There are five or six guys that could step in and compete for those spots. It’s going to be tremendous to see in the fall who gets to play and if Louis can show the coaches he can do something in the offense, they’ll use him.”When asked about the possibility of redshirting Louis next season, Noon said he doubted that would be the case. “You never know when it comes to a redshirt,” Noon said. “But if I were a betting man, I would say he does not redshirt.”While OSU may not have been Louis’ first choice, the fact he stayed true to his commitment to the Buckeyes after switching from Florida should be reaffirming for Buckeye fans.If Louis is able to follow in the footsteps of Santonio Holmes by leaving Florida and finding success in Columbus, then the outlook should be bright for the Buckeyes. read more

  • Sugar workers protest Parliament for salary increase severance

    As the third day of Budget 2019 debates were on-going in the National Assembly, scores of sugar workers braved the heat in front of Parliament building, Brickdam, with placards calling for an immediate salary increase by the coalition Government.This call by the workers came just a day after President of the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand made the said call in Parliament during his presentation noting that since the current administration took office back in 2015, the workers were not given a single increase.“Sugar workers received harshest of treatment, not even the Burnham sugar workers didn’t receive this kind of treatment, they didn’t give the sugar worker any increase since APNU took office… It is baffling to understand why the workers are treated so shabbily, this is plain eye pass by this anti working class administration” Chand criticized.However, not only were workers calling for an increase but former sugar workers once attached to the now closed Wales Sugar Estate joined hands in protesting for severance payments owed to them.More than 350 who were formerly attached to the estate were left unpaid when the remaining workers were paid on Friday last.Opposition MPs engaged the protesters including the Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall standing with them as they made their demands.According to Nandlall although the High Court ruled that all workers severed by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) must be paid, Governments excuse is that there is a case which is pending in the High Court which prevents them from paying these workers.“Whatever case is pending in the High Court, it cannot justify violating the clear language of a Court Order. This is simply a lame and clumsy excuse” Nandlall said on the sidelines of the protest.Government had, earlier this year, opted to pay some workers half of their severance, with the remaining half to be paid in the latter part of the year.The Department of Public Information (DPI) announced last week that Government had kept its promise to pay out the remaining fifty per cent of severance to those receiving amounts in excess of $500,000 by the end of 2018.In fact, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had given all assurances that the Wales workers, who previously were prevented from receiving severance pay would receive their outstanding benefits.He also said, that Government would respect the ruling of the court and pay interest of between four and six per cent on the outstanding amounts. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHigh Court rules that ex-Wales sugar workers be paid their severance with interestDecember 6, 2018In “Business”‘Budget 2019 has nothing for the working class’ – Komal ChandDecember 4, 2018In “latest news”Sacking of Sugar Workers : 2018 should be renamed the ‘year of retrenchment’- AnthonyDecember 5, 2017In “latest news” read more

  • PSG on the level for the second place before TOP 16

    6. Wacker Thun9018216:299(-83)1 PSG Handball showed classy performance against RK Vardar Skopje 35:25 (15:12) for winning the second place at Preliminary Group of VELUX EHF Champions League! Annonay had a leading role with 15 saves, while Abalo and Garcia scored five goals both in easy victory over Macedonians, for whom Karacic scored 9 goals.STANDINGS: 4. HC Metalurg9423225:236(-11)10 3. HC Vardar – Skopje10424244:228(6)10 5. HC Dinamo Minsk9216236:269(-33)5 2. PSG Handball10613280:263(17)13 1. FC Barcelona9810319:225(94)17 EHF Champions Leagueehf champiosn leaguePSG HandballRK Vardar Skopje ← Previous Story UKRAINIAN HANDBALL REVOLUTION: Motor to TOP 16! Next Story → SG Flensburg wins in Velenje for the last hope! read more

  • Traffic troubles on dark crowded slippery streets in Provo young woman dies

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 15, 2017 – Providenciales – Two disturbing reports of traffic accidents overnight in Providenciales, and a young woman is counted now as the country’s latest traffic fatality.  Reports to #MagneticMedia say the young woman is only 23 years old and was the lone occupant of the silver colored Nissan Murano, which images show was a mangled mess.Details are sketchy at this hour on what may have cause the crash around 7pm Tuesday on South Dock road.Around the same time, reports of a second serious traffic mishap were coming in, this time a hit and run, we are told on Millennium Highway near the junction to enter front road in Blue Hills.  A man was hit while trying to cross the busy highway, and early reports are the driver who struck him did not stop.It was less clear the condition of the pedestrian, but we are told the man was seriously hurt – he was seen motionless and laying in the street.  Slick roads caused by the rainy weather, dark streets due to no street lights in the aftermath of the hurricane in still so many areas, the time change which leaves us in near pitch black conditions early in the evening, busier roadways in what is a motor vehicle boom and yes, a lack of proper crossing places on our bustling roadways make for a dangerous combination.#25yearoldfemalekilledinaccident#hitandrunaccidentinBlueHills Related Items:#25yearoldfemalekilledinaccident, #hitandrunaccidentinBlueHills, magneticmedia #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames Recommended for you T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019last_img read more

  • ASA to EPA Withdraw Waters of the United States Rule

    first_imgThe American Soybean Association requested earlier today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw its controversial proposed definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act because of ASA’s serious concerns regarding the scope and potential impact of the rule.”We believe that this rule creates new legal jeopardy for individual farmers, causes uncertainty where none existed and produces substantial problems for agriculture that will not achieve benefits to our nation’s waters,” wrote ASA President and Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser in the comments.In its comments, ASA pointed out the association’s key problems with the ruling, based on four major inconsistencies, including the incorrect application of the “nexus” test, significant confusion around the issue of tile drainage, questions regarding jurisdiction over prior converted cropland and discrepancies concerning the amount by which the EPA’s jurisdiction would actually expand under the new definition.Additionally, ASA recognized the need for clarity on jurisdictional issues within the Clean Water Act, and acknowledged the call for such clarification by EPA handed down from the Supreme Court, but reiterated that the association believed that neither goal is accomplished by the WOTUS definition. Moving forward, ASA encouraged EPA to engage with agriculture early to correct and avoid the types of issues raised in the rule’s current state.”We ask that the EPA consult broadly with agricultural stakeholders before any new rule is proposed, and that any new proposed rule address the problems and inconsistencies that have come to light in our and other agricultural groups’ review of this proposed rule,” added Gaesser.For a full transcript of ASA’s comments, please click here.last_img read more

  • The World Soy Foundation Thanks Farmers of the Year Danny Murphy Jack

    first_imgIn the past year, the World Soy Foundation (WSF) has had the opportunity to congratulate not one, but two dedicated supporters on winning the Farmer of the Year Award. We are honored to have such great leadership in our industry supporting the WSF’s mission of reducing malnutrition through the power of soy! In addition to being farmer leaders, they are also generous philanthropists.Both farmers, and their families, chose to donate a portion of their award to the WSF. We want to give a special thanks and extend another congratulations to Danny Murphy and Jack Trumbo!Danny, from Canton, Mississippi, was awarded the Mississippi state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He has been heavily involved in both commodity and community organizations throughout his career—including serving as American Soybean Association President. You can read the full story on Danny’s award here. On winning the award, Danny says:“I’d like to especially thank Dow/PhytoGen CottonSeed for supporting the Sunbelt Farmer of the Year program. For winning, PhytoGen allowed me to donate to a charity of my choice—which allowed me to choose the World Soy Foundation. I praise the World Soy Foundation for the work that they do. I have been fortunate to have help and support throughout my farming career, and a donation to the World Soy Foundation allows me to help and support hungry people around the world.”Jack, from Simpsonville, Kentucky, is currently a WSF Board Trustee and was awarded the Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” award. In addition to the statewide recognition and prizes, Jack will represent Kentucky in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern “Farmer of the Year” contest, the “South’s most prestigious agricultural award”, in October 2015 to compete against nine other state winners for the chance to win a $15,000 award from Swisher International and several other sponsor-based prizes. You can read the full story on Jack’s award here.To learn more about the WSF and how you can help, check us out at www.worldsoyfoundation.org, or on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.last_img read more

  • Basic pay expectations in the private sector increase to 25

    first_imgBasic pay award expectations for quarter one of 2019 have increased from 2% to 2.5% in the private sector, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Adecco Group; this is the highest recorded figure since the research’s inception in 2012.The Labour market outlook report, which surveyed 1,254 employers, also found that in the public sector, basic pay award expectations for quarter one have fallen from 2% to 1.1%.Jon Boys, labour market economist at the CIPD, said: “While the private sector is more willing to spend money in response to recruitment and retention challenges, the public sector’s hands are tied. Employers will need to think far more creatively about how they attract, develop and retain their staff to boost both skills and productivity.”For 42% of those employers that expect to increase pay by 2% or more, inflation is the driving factor, while 38% cite the need to align with the growing rate of pay elsewhere.Two-thirds (66%) of private sector employers have increased starting salaries in response to recruitment challenges; this is more than the 56% of employers that did this in quarter four of 2018. In comparison, 27% of public sector organisations are taking this approach, a decrease from the 43% recorded as doing this in the summer of 2018.A further 62% of private sector respondents and 34% of public sector employers are raising overall salaries to tackle retention pressures. However, 43% believe it is too hard to tell how pay will change or that this would depend on organisational performance.Boys added: “If we’re to see a sustained improvement to pay, we must look at what is preventing individuals from being more productive at work. If we can improve how managers train, develop and apply peoples’ skills at work, our businesses will be much more productive. Productivity is 22% lower than it would have been if the pre-financial crisis trend had continued. As a result, pay growth is woefully behind.”Alex Fleming, country head and president of staffing and solutions at the Adecco Group UK and Ireland, said: “Raising wages to attract or retain staff is certainly one option and a short-term fix, but the employers that will excel in our current environment will be the ones that think more holistically about their talent strategies.“Organisations that identify the skills and traits they need to prosper, streamlining their processes for attracting talent and building an environment that allows talent to thrive, will be the ones [that] succeed.”last_img read more

  • Penton Names New CEO

    first_imgPenton Media has named former Thomson Financial president and CEO Sharon Rowlands [pictured] as CEO. Rowlands will replace John French, who announced he was stepping down from the chief executive position in July.The press release is below.NOTE: Check foliomag.com throughout the day for more on this breaking story.SHARON ROWLANDS, FORMER THOMSON FINANCIAL CEO, NAMED CEO OF PENTON MEDIA NEW YORK, OCTOBER 7, 2008 – Penton Media, Inc., the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., today announced that Sharon Rowlands, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Financial, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Penton Media and will join the Penton Board of Directors.  Ms. Rowlands succeeds John French, whose departure was previously announced.Ms. Rowlands served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Financial, a $2 billion revenue business, from 2005 to 2008 after serving since 1996 in various senior management positions including President and Chief Operating Officer.  During her tenure at Thomson Financial, she was instrumental in guiding its transformation into an integrated global financial information and technology leader.  Previously, she ran the North American operation of FT Information (now Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data), a leading provider of financial information and analytical software, and served as Managing Director of Extel Financial, an international stock database provider. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree from Newcastle University and a Post-Graduate teaching degree from the University of London’s Goldsmiths College. She serves on the Board of Directors of Automatic Data Processing Inc.“We are thrilled that Sharon has chosen to join Penton, completing our plans to assemble a best-in-class management team to move the Company forward,” said Tyler Zachem, Co-Chairman of Penton Media, Inc. “Sharon is an acknowledged leader in the media industry with unparalleled experience in transforming business information assets into leading franchises. Her proven management and operational expertise will be invaluable as we continue to evolve the Company into an even more effective competitor for both the near- and long-term.”Commenting on the appointment, Anup Bagaria, Co-Chairman of Penton Media, Inc., said:  “During her 22-year career in financial information, Sharon has been a driving force in the evolution of the industry.  We are confident that Penton and our nearly 1,500 valued employees will benefit from Sharon’s outstanding leadership and vision as she works to identify new opportunities for our brands.  I would also like to thank John French for his contributions to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavors.”“I am delighted to join Penton’s talented management team and lead the company into the next phase of growth for its exceptional portfolio of brands and franchises,” said Sharon Rowlands.  “I am looking forward to working alongside Wasserstein & Co and MidOcean Partners to leverage these assets and further build Penton into a global leader in the business information industry.”last_img read more

  • NASAs Curiosity rover makes unexpected discovery on Mars mountain

    first_img Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012, is equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes, just like a smartphone. Those sensitive devices allow measurement of movement and orientation in your phone, but in Curiosity they are turned up to 11, allowing scientists and engineers back on Earth plenty of data to orient and move the rover. But as luck would have it, Curiosity’s accelerometers can also be used as a gravimeter — an instrument that can measure gravity — to reveal secrets about Martian geology. Even when Curiosity is stationary, the accelerometers are constantly detecting the slight changes in gravity on Mars, as Curiosity rolls further up Mount Sharp. By using over 700 measurements from the accelerometers, the team has been able to unravel some of the mysteries of the mountain.”This study represents the first gravity traverse and measurement of rock density on Mars,” said Nicholas Schmerr, a geologist at the University of Maryland and co-author on the project. Mount Sharp is unusual because it sits within a huge crater, known as Gale Crater, on Mars. How a mountain came to be inside a crater still perplexes scientists, with some believing it may have been filled in with sediment which was slowly blown away over millions of years. That activity would make the lower layers of Mount Sharp dense with compact sediment, and Curiosity would see increased gravitational measurements.Curiously, the research team found that there was less additional gravity being exerted on Curiosity as it rolled further up Mount Sharp. Thus, the layers of rock that make up the mountain aren’t as dense as was once expected and the theory that Gale Crater was once filled with sediment is unlikely. “There are still many questions about how Mount Sharp developed, but this paper adds an important piece to the puzzle,” said Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity’s project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.NASA’s other Mars rover, Opportunity, has been silent since a planet-engulfing dust storm rendered it mute in June 2018. On January 25, NASA tried to contact the lost rover another time, as the planet approaches winter that may cause irreparable damage to the robot. NASA NASA InSight lander rocks its journey to Mars: A view in pictures Share your voice 1:46 Now playing: Watch this: 22 Photos Tags Comments NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s intrepid Martian explorer, Curiosity, is slowly crawling its way up the side of the three mile (~five kilometre) high Mount Sharp on the surface of the red planet.Navigating the Martian surface can be risky (just look at the damage done to Curiosity’s wheels!) but the rover’s accelerometers and gyroscopes make the journey a little easier. And scientists have realized those instruments can be recalibrated to help Curiosity measure Mars’ gravity.The research, published in Science on Jan. 31, describes how NASA collaborators at research universities such as Johns Hopkins were able to take gravity measurements by repurposing data from Curiosity rovers exquisitely precise sensors.  This helicopter is going to Mars Sci-Tech 9last_img read more

  • Apple recalls AC wall plug adapters due to electric shock risk

    first_img Apple Post a comment reading • Apple recalls AC wall plug adapters due to electric shock risk Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple is recalling its AC wall plug adapters in some areas for safety reasons. Apple Apple is recalling its wall plug adapters in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom, according to a release published Thursday. The three-pronged adapter could break in some cases, according to Apple, and shock the user if it’s touched. Apple said its aware of six incidents worldwide. The company said the recall doesn’t pertain to Apple USB power adapters.The adapters were shipped with Mac and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2010, according to Apple. The plugs were also included with the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. The company also recalled the Travel kit in the affected areas. “Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new adapter, free of charge,” Apple said on its support page.Affected wall plugs are “white, with no letters in the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter,” according to Apple. To exchange the adapter, you need to find your device’s serial number in advance so the company can verify it. Next, you can exchange the adapter at an Apple Service Provider, by appointment at an Apple Store or by contacting Apple Support. Originally published April 25 6:50 a.m. PT.Update, at 7:12 a.m. PT: Added more details. See All Share your voice • Mobile Computer Accessories Laptops Tags 0 Applelast_img read more

  • Glass skateboards are the worst idea in the history of skateboarding

    first_imgMy one and only attempt at using a skateboard ended in some impressive bruises. I had no desire to return to the ramps after that. Your body is going to suffer regularly if you get serious about skateboarding because falls are part of the process of getting better, and even professionals regularly crash and burn.It’s not just your body that takes a beating, though. The board you ride has to be very strong. If you’re doing tricks it has to repeatedly take the full weight of your body landing on it, as well as handling repeated landing on hard surfaces and of course grinding along metal poles. This is why skateboards are constructed from wood. More specifically, maplewood complimented by a polyurethane coating to create a very durable board.But what would happen if you made a skateboard out of glass? Glass manufacturing has improved a lot over the years. The construction industry requires very strong glass for use in skyscrapers, and smartphones and tablets need glass that won’t crack or scratch. But that doesn’t mean it can handle being used as a skateboard.Skateboarding YouTube channel Braille Skateboarding decided to stop asking the question and instead answered it. They had a glass skateboard specially made and attempted to ride it at a skate park. Things didn’t end well.The glass board was made on request by Skate Trucks company Avenue Trucks. It doesn’t look to have been hardened or reinforced in any way, which surely would have helped. However, whether you can construct a glass skateboard that could be relied upon is doubtful, and the risks involved in it smashing mean it’s really not worth even attempting (again). Glass is also heavy, so even if they did get the strength it’s always going to be inferior to a wood skateboard.Still, it certainly looked nice for the short time it wasn’t in pieces…last_img read more

  • Driving schools could be mandatory better regulated in Costa Rica

    first_imgCosta Rica is known for its hair-raising roadway maneuvers by drivers and maddening traffic. But that could soon change, as officials are contemplating requiring mandatory driving school for new drivers. The move is being promoted by the Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI).In Costa Rica, drivers can obtain licenses by passing a test without having taken driver’s education courses. Lawmakers passed a law regulating private driving schools, but never finished drafting rules to implement the law.COSEVI Director Silvia Bolaños promised the schools soon would be regulated and would need to be accredited in order to operate, which is currently not a requirement.“We are looking to implement this law through an agreement with countries that have already done so. Our goal is for drivers to be better prepared before they hit the streets,” Bolaños said.COSEVI officials will travel this month to Guatemala to discuss regional regulations based on an agreement signed in 2008 in El Salvador. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

  • agentsincentivesQantas Holidays

    first_imgagentsincentivesQantas Holidays Thanks to Qantas Holidays and Associated Brands agents could be shouting BINGO! and winning big just by registering bookings via ReadyRooms. Every time you make a ReadyRooms booking during the incentive period from mid-January to 9 February 2019, and make the payment, you can enter your booking number into a ReadyRooms Bingo Card. Just complete a Row or a Column to be eligible to enter to win one of the fantastic prizes. There are a mammoth 53 prizes up for grabs including a Major Prize of 3 Nights accommodation in the Maldives at The Residence. Other prizes include 10 x Google Home Minis, 5 x Spa Vouchers to the value of $100 per voucher, 5 x Restaurant Vouchers to the value of $100 per voucher, 20 x $50 Trip Dollar$ and 10 x $100 Trip Dollar$. Plus, there is a change to go into the bonus draw once you have completed your Row or Column. Simply tell us in 25 words or less why you book with ReadyRooms for your chance to win one of two $500 Trip Dollar$!! CLICK HERE to download your Bingo Card and start playing. last_img read more

  • September 14 2000 September workshoppers Andrea H

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