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first_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron: upgraded VX305C SBC supports 12-core Intel Xeon-D processorNext MEN: DIN rail concept based on robust individual components Octavo Systems announced the most completely integrated 1GHz Arm Cortex A8 computing platform, the OSD335x C-SiP. The OSD335x C-SiP (Complete System-In-Package) integrates the required components for a computing system into a single IC package that is about the size of a standard Lego block. The newest addition to the OSD335x family, the OSD335x C-SiP is a complete system containing the 1GHz Arm Cortex-A8 Sitara AM335x processor from Texas Instruments, up to 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 4KB EEPROM, 2 Power Supplies, up to 16GB of eMMC Non-Volatile Flash Memory, a MEMS Oscillator, and over 100 passive components into its single 27 X 27mm 400 ball BGA package.Through the integration of OSD335x C-SiP, many of the repetitive and tedious tasks associated with designing a computing system are removed. Things like laying out DDR3 memory interfaces and power sequencing are no longer required. Also, any concerns about EMI caused by the layout of the oscillator are alleviated.Besides simplifying the design of an embedded system, the OSD335x C-SiP is also about 50% smaller than an equivalent system built with individual components. This allows designers to shrink their designs, save cost on their PCBs, or add processing power to form factors that weren’t possible before.Suited for a wide range of applications, the OSD335x C-SiP hits the sweet spot of size and performance for Building Automation, to Industrial Control, to Consumers goods, and is especially popular for IoT. The OSD335x C-SiP simplifies the process of sourcing components and managing the supply chain.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

first_imgSpain striker Alvaro Morata said on Sunday he has passed a medical with Atletico Madrid, with his loan move to the La Liga side from Chelsea expected to be confirmed imminently.”Everything went well, thank God,” Morata told reporters as he left the Clinica Universidad de Navarra medical centre in Madrid, having flown to the Spanish capital from London on Saturday.Morata, who passed through Atletico’s youth academy before switching to local rivals Real Madrid, is to sign an 18-month loan deal Spanish media reports said, with an option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.Morata, who also spent two years at Juventus, joined Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2017 for a reported 80 million euros ($91.30 million).Despite a promising start to his career in the Premier League, with 10 goals in his first five months, Morata has had a disappointing year with the London club, starting fewer than half their league games under coach Maurizio Sarri.”I’m very happy, I’ve spent days waiting for this,” Morata added, also addressing his spell with Real, where he won one La Liga and two Champions League titles.”I began my career at Atletico and the people who know where I come from and know my history know what this means for me. The past is the past, and it cannot be changed, and I’m very proud of it. I am looking forward to everything being completed so I can start training with my team mates.”Morata joins an Atletico side who are second in La Liga and in the last 16 of the Champions League but have struggled to find a suitable strike partner for talismanic forward Antoine Griezmann.advertisementCroatian striker Nikola Kalinic has struggled for form since joining last year, making only two league starts and scoring twice.Diego Costa, meanwhile, has had an unhappy return to Atletico since rejoining the club from Chelsea, scoring one league goal this season, and is currently recovering from foot surgery. ($1 = 0.8763 euros)Also Read | Atletico Madrid ease past Getafe to put pressure on BarcelonaAlso Read | Gonzalo Higuain confident of success after joining Chelsea on loan from Juventuslast_img read more

first_imgTopics Facebook Pinterest Fifa World Cup 2018 Share on Pinterest World Cup Moscow commuters ride a World Cup themed metro train decorated with a picture of the Soviet era goalkeeper Lev Yashin. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images What really stands out is the impossibility of the task, the basic dizzying oddity of Russia and a political system the writer Peter Pomerantsev has described as “a post-modern dictatorship”.A while back Gary Lineker offered a little handy moral relativism, floating the oft-repeated and deeply Russian notion that as there is corruption and murkiness in every country it is hypocritical to censure Russia for doing something similar.While this is true in one sense, it also eliminates at a stroke the question of degree, obscuring in Russia’s case the lack of political opposition – liberal Russians sometimes refer to the system as “a shitocracy” – or the fact Amnesty International has voiced concerns about violence against dissenting voices.Naturally the president was a visible presence in Moscow on the eve of the big kick-off, appearing suddenly on stage at the Fifa congress that would later award the United States, Mexico and Canada the 2026 tournament. features Pinterest Colombia fans make a colourful addition to Red Square. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA Twitter Facebook As Putin took the microphone the World Cup trophy sat gleaming on its plinth a few yards away, a mirror image of smooth golden otherworldly alpha power. Relaxed as ever, with that strange capacity to fill any room with his presence, Russia’s leader spoke approvingly of Gianni Infantino – and without a false note right up until the moment he described Fifa’s president as “our front man”. Translation issues, no doubt.The view from Moscow is at least a little clearer. The grand beige-hued centre of town has been sandblasted by a two-year facelift project, leaving a spotless face to greet the World Cup’s half a million visitors. On Wednesday night travelling fans could already be seen singing in the central squares as Moscow submitted to World Cup fever like a sombre great-uncle dancing at a wedding.What happens next – if we can, finally, speak of the football – is equally fascinating. Among the favourites to win the World Cup, Brazil and Germany look strong and settled, and Spain strong and unsettled after the outlandish decision to sack their manager Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday morning, punishment for his acceptance of the Real Madrid job after the tournament.France have the greatest depth of talent. Argentina look brittle in defence and dreamily strong in attack, with Messi always capable of simply lifting the tournament by the scruff of the neck and walking away with it.Neutrals will perhaps hope for some new faces in the late stages. Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt carry Africa’s middling hopes of a first semi-finalist. Serbia may spring a shock, while Belgium, most people’s hotly tipped over-underdogs, have a look of England 2006 about them, with dollops of elite talent, a slightly jarring strain of optimism and a manager with a nice suit. World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players Share via Emailcenter_img Twitter It is one of football’s mysteries that no matter what its governing bodies throw at this great belching, burping circus, the spectacle at its heart somehow remains pure and impossibly more-ish. There will be the usual moments of beauty and outrage over the next 35 days and 64 matches. On Saturday afternoon Lionel Messi, the greatest footballer of the modern age, will take on an Iceland team managed by a part-time dentist.On Monday the odd-job street footballers of Panama will kick off their first ever World Cup, by the Black Sea. In Rostov the aristocrats of Brazil seek revenge for the humiliation of 2014 and for now the opening exchanges of any World Cup remain a four-yearly Christmas Day, an occasion that resonates with a deeply personal excitement.At which point, the world beyond must also come rushing in. Should Fifa’s simperingly insincere football family be here at all? When Russia’s players walk out to face Saudi Arabia on Thursday they will do so as emissaries of the world’s largest land mass, a nation with a long-standing football culture and with the will to put on a grand show.But still the question of Russia itself remains. There will be no shortage of pop-up Moscow expertise over the next few days, plenty of just-add-water holding forth on the exact scope and meaning of Putin’s sui generis superstate.This is not a criticism of attempts to put this spectacle in context, something everyone from Boris Johnson to Frankie Boyle (from whom this article has already stolen at least one Putin joke) has had a go at. The greatest hope is the next five weeks, as Fifa flags decked with platitudes about friendship and family and anti-racism are unfurled around the Luzhniki Stadium, is that football may still provide something unexpected, a connection in some enduringly distant corners. Sportblog Reuse this content Read more Welcome, once again, to the world. Eight years, $19bn and two terms in the glorious 100-year rule of Vladimir Putin in the making, the 2018 World Cup in Russia is upon us. This has been a fittingly Soviet-scale construction project, taking in eight new superstadiums, thousands of miles of new roads and 53,000 civilian volunteers trained in the arts of pointing, waving and – toughest and most Russian of all – smiling at strangers.As ever the greatest show on earth carries its own irresistible heat before the tournament opener on Thursday afternoon. The World Cup may be compromised by greed and murkiness. Fifa may have become a kind of floating corporate city state, orbiting the globe, planting its great clanking tentacles down among the ripest pastures. But as preparations thrummed up through the gears in Moscow on Wednesday there was a familiar sense of clarity, of that background hum beginning to die away. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Moscow has submitted to World Cup fever, like a sombre great-uncle dancing at a wedding Share on LinkedIn Ah yes. England. For once football’s most quietly tortured nation will enter a World Cup with the burden of expectation close to zero. This has brought its own unexpected positivity. With an admirable manager in Gareth Southgate and some fit, likeable young players there has even been a cautious bubbling of optimism around the squad as they set about their drills in sleepy Repino.In the past England have relied on individuals, on the notion a single burst of running power from some celebrity A-lister may be enough to roar the world into submission. This time they have a grooved system and a team of willing workers. A lack of outstanding players will do for them at some stage. But Southgate deserves credit for the way the tone has been set, for his backing of Raheem Sterling in the face of nonsensical assaults on his character and for the fraternal support offered to Danny Rose over his struggles with depression.And so on with the show. It is an odd side note to Russia 2018 that Putin wanted this World Cup for reasons that now seem a little distant. Ten years ago Russia was keen to engage with the world on positive terms, to signify its coming out as a global player. The temperature has dropped since, to the extent it is debatable Russia would bother bidding now. Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Sign up for the Fiver’s World Cup edition.last_img read more

first_imgManchester City What next for Man City captain Vincent Kompany? Sam Lee 20:00 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Vincent Kompany Manchester City Adrian Dennis Manchester City Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Premier League The Belgian will feel he can go on forever after his Carabao Cup final heroics, but he will have other options to consider come the end of the season Vincent Kompany lifted the Carabao Cup on Sunday and he will surely lift the Premier League title in May, too.The Belgian still has 18 months left on his Manchester City contract and he insisted recently that he intends to see it out.“Should I listen to people who say that I’d retire?” he asked, rhetorically, at the start of February. “I still have a contract for 18 months and I feel that I can contribute something to the team.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He went on to say that he is motivated to stay part of Pep Guardiola’s talented squad and that mentally, he can put his injury problems behind him once fit again.But he did make one admission: “On the other hand, I also have to be honest with myself. If I cannot cope with the level anymore, I will say: ‘Boys, it’s been enough, I’ll retire.’”I don’t want to push myself into the role of a victim. There are more important things than Vincent Kompany’s injuries. The man in the street realises that too.“I love football. My passion for the sport knows no limits. I have sacrificed a lot to get to this level. If I have to go through all these injuries again to lift a few more trophies, so be it.”He showed his passion while celebrating his goal at Wembley on Sunday, and his man-of-the-match performance proved that he is not merely a cheerleader at City these days.Yet he has given thought to his life after football and there is a chance that he will bring his playing days to a close at the end of the season.Goal understands that City’s plans for next season include signing another centre-back, albeit of a lower profile than John Stones and Aymeric Laporte.Despite the fact Guardiola chose the Belgian ahead of both young defenders for the Carabao Cup final, the long-term problem, of course, is that he cannot be relied upon to go through a season without picking up a serious injury or several lesser knocks.Nicolas Otamendi Vincent Kompany Man CityVincent Kompany Manchester CityIf Kompany accepts an even more bit-part role in the squad next season, including potentially being left out of the Champions League list, he could remain as a fifth-choice centre-back, akin to the role youngster Tosin Adarabioyo has played this season.But another option is that he could be moved to a different role inside the club.Craig Bellamy, the former City striker, is a close friend of Kompany and, speaking on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate Live’ recently, the Welshman was careful with his words.”I don’t want to give too much away but I speak to Vinny quite a lot,” he said. “Vinny just … basically he must follow Guardiola around with a book because he notes down everything, every training exercise, you name it, he’s following him all the time.”Kompany quoteWas Bellamy careful not to give the game away that Kompany could take up a role on Guardiola’s coaching staff, or at least the staff of another City Football Group team?That would be one way to keep Kompany at the club, although his options are not limited to coaching.In December it was announced that he has earned a Masters of Business Administration degree, and Goal understands that City decision-makers have discussed how he could be mentored by existing members of staff with a view to taking up a role in the club’s finance department.”When you’re playing football at the top levels, even managing your personal finances starts to become like running a business,” he said. “It was important to me that I understood what my accountant was talking about and that I could confidently assess a business plan to take ownership of this area of my life.”Following his Wembley heroics Kompany will no doubt fancy his chances of prolonging his playing career at least until his contract expires in 2019, but if he does decide to call it quits, or if he is forced to, it seems he has plenty of options.last_img read more

first_img  Dr. Chang said he was convinced that if given the opportunities, “students from these communities can rise to the occasion and (play) their part in making (Jamaica) a better nation.” Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says education and training are key to Jamaica’s attainment of sustainable growth.  Noting that there was no substitute for a good education, Dr. Chang said he was encouraged by the growing number of students pursuing tertiary education. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says education and training are key to Jamaica’s attainment of sustainable growth.He argues that while the Government will “do all that is required” to spur greater economic growth, this will not be optimally realized “unless we (continue to) educate and train our people.”The Minister was delivering the keynote address at an awards ceremony hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Western Campus in Montego Bay on August 24.Noting that there was no substitute for a good education, Dr. Chang said he was encouraged by the growing number of students pursuing tertiary education.The Minister said he was particularly impressed that a significant number of students from communities deemed marginalized in North West St. James, for which he is the Member of Parliament, were embarking on this endeavor. He presented several of them with bursaries during the ceremony.Dr. Chang said the bursaries, funded through provisions from his Constituency Development Fund, were intended to assist students “who have done well and need some assistance to move on to tertiary institutions.”He said the assistance was extended because “I know how challenging it can be…because of economic (constraints and other factors) to get a college education.”Dr. Chang said he was convinced that if given the opportunities, “students from these communities can rise to the occasion and (play) their part in making (Jamaica) a better nation.”For his part, Jason Bowen, a native of St. James and past beneficiary of the bursary assistance programme, expressed gratitude for the intervention which he said helped him to complete his medical studies at the UWI.“I have to give thanks (because) I really don’t know what would have happened had I not gotten this level of assistance. All I can say to students (is), it doesn’t matter where you are from or what your circumstances are…you can do it,” he stated.last_img read more

Rabat – The Moroccan Secretary of State to the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable Development, Nezha El Ouafi, released the annual national report on the cleanliness levels of Moroccan beaches, at a press conference in Rabat on June 24.The report reveals the results of tests at 451 coastal resorts, across 169 beaches throughout Morocco. It identifies whether they meet Moroccan standards of water quality, and compliance with norms set by the Ministry for Environment in relation to bacterial and fecal content in seawater.The report finds 98.3% of the resorts evaluated comply with water quality norms. The major beach destinations of Agadir, Imsouane, and Essaouira all meet the standards, as does the Ain Diab beach of Casablanca. The report identifies the cleanest beaches in the country, those with the international “Blue Flag” award. This year, the international Foundation of Environmental Education awarded the “Blue Flag” to 21 Moroccan beaches, including Sidi Ifni, Essaouira, Safi, Bouznika, and Skhirat, for cleanliness and sustainability.Read also: Nordic Embassies Organize Beach Clean-Up Operation in MoroccoAt the press conference, El Ouafi noted that the Blue Flag awards “represent the international recognition of the considerable efforts made by the stakeholders of Moroccan beaches.”The report also finds seven resorts in Morocco do not meet the standards for safe swimming. These resorts are located at the beaches of Oued Merzeg, 25km south of Casablanca, Ain Atiq beach, near Temara south of Rabat, and Jbila III near Assilah, in the north of Morocco.The beaches do not conform with norms due to water contamination or due to the high recorded number of swimmers in comparison to the toilet infrastructure in the area.The report recommends that Moroccan communes set up more sanitary infrastructure along all beaches, including toilet blocks, showers, and rubbish bins.The report is published annually by the Ministry for the Environment. As noted by El Ouafi at the press conference on Monday, the results are a tool to encourage citizens and stakeholders to continue with their efforts to improve seawater quality, through the installation of appropriate infrastructure along beaches. read more

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2017 11:30 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Former Valeant and Philidor executives plead not guilty in fraud scheme MONTREAL – A former executive with Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the head of a defunct U.S. mail-order pharmacy pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring to defraud the Quebec-based drug giant through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme.A lawyer for Gary Tanner, 39, a former executive at Valeant (TSX:VRX) confirmed that his client and former Philidor Rx Services CEO Andrew Davenport, 48, entered the pleas in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.The pair were arrested last November and each charged with four counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.Investigators allege that both accused conspired to obtain tens of millions of dollars from Valeant and split the proceeds.In a 28-page complaint, FBI special agent Ryan Redel alleged that Davenport paid Tanner about US$10 million in secret kickbacks. The complaint said that money was laundered through shell companies and came from a US$40 million payout Tanner received from Valeant.The men are alleged to have used the proceeds to buy second homes, pay debts and make investments — and in one case, Davenport spent US$50,000 for the installation of a custom wine cellar, according to the complaint.Tanner’s lawyer Howard Shapiro declined to comment but has previously said his client was innocent and regularly communicated with his Valeant bosses about his efforts to grow the company.Davenport’s lawyer and Valeant could not immediately be reached for comment.Valeant was once Canada’s largest firm by market capitalization. But its reputation has taken a beating since its affiliation with Philidor, a Pennsylvania-based mail-order pharmacy that mainly distributed some of Valeant’s specialty drugs, was disclosed.The company cut its ties with Philidor in October of 2015 and three months later, Philidor ceased operations. read more

A statement from Mr. Guterres’ spokesman said the UN chief is closely following events in the country and is convinced the crisis cannot be solved through the imposition of unilateral measures, but requires a political solution based on dialogue and compromise. “At this critical time,” the Secretary-General urged the Venezuelan Government and the opposition to relaunch negotiations for the benefit of the country’s people, said the statement, adding that Mr. Guterres is strongly supporting the ongoing efforts of the international facilitators and regional actors who are seeking to contribute to this end. The Secretary-General and other top UN officials have been calling for calm amid the escalating political and economic crisis in Venezuela when mass street demonstrations began in the country in April. In the months that followed, clashes erupted between security forces and protestors opposing elections for the so-called Constituent Assembly. According to media reports, President Nicolás Maduro has since declared victory in elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by him. The new body could replace the current legislative body, the National Assembly. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, today warned that since the wave of demonstrations began in April, there has been a clear pattern of excessive force used against protesters. “Several thousand people have been arbitrarily detained, many reportedly subjected to ill-treatment and even torture, while several hundred have been brought before military rather than civilian courts. And these patterns show no signs of abating,” said the High Commissioner in a statement from his spokesperson. AUDIO: After interviewing victims and witnesses of the violence in Venezuela, the UN human rights office says that the it “shows no signs of abating”. Witness accounts suggest that the National Guard, National Police and local police forces have systematically used disproportionate force to instil fear, crush dissent and prevent demonstrators from assembling with rare condemnation from Government authorities.  Without official data, estimates suggest that more than 5,051 people have been arbitrarily detained between 1 April and 31 July, when mass demonstrations, began with some 1,000 reportedly still detained. Several cases reviewed by the UN rights office revealed credible reports of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment by security forces of detainees, some amounting to torture. Tactics included electric shocks, long periods of suspending detainees by their wrists, suffocation with gas and threats of killings. There were also sexual violence threats against detainees or their families.   “I call on all parties to work towards a solution to the rapidly worsening tensions in the country, to renounce the use of violence and to take steps towards meaningful political dialogue,” concluded Mr. Zeid. VIDEO: UN human rights office urges Venezuela’s national security forces to handling protests in line with international humanitarian law. Credit: UN News Responsibility for violations lies at ‘highest levels of Government’ – UN human rights chief In the absence of responses from the Venezuelan authorities to requests for access, the High Commissioner deployed a team of human rights officers to conduct remote monitoring of the situation in the country from 6 June to 31 July, including from Panama. The team conducted some 135 interviews, including with victims and their families, witnesses, first responders and the Attorney-General’s Office – and also received written information from the Ombudsperson’s Office. Witnesses told of security forces firing tear gas canisters at short range; buckshot marbles and nuts and bolts were also discharged as ammunition at anti-Government protestors without warning; and deadly force was used against demonstrators as well. “These violations have occurred amid the breakdown of the rule of law in Venezuela, with constant attacks by the Government against the National Assembly and the Attorney-General’s Office,” Mr. Zeid continued. “The responsibility for the human rights violations we are recording lies at the highest levels of Government.”  The team’s findings also indicate patterns of other rights violations, including violent house raids, torture and ill-treatment of detainees in connection with protests. read more

first_img 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.  Rock featuring ooids uncovered in GermanyCredit: Lannon Harley Over time those little balls became compressed into layers which formed sedimentary rock.But Dr Bob Burne from ANU found that ooids are actually made from concentric layers of mineralised microbes, tiny cellular organisms and are mostly divided up into bacteria, fungi and viruses.“We have proposed a radically different explanation for the origin of ooids that explains their definitive features,” said Dr Burne from the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences. A rock with ooids  “Our research has highlighted yet another vital role that microbes play on Earth and in our lives.” Researchers Dr Bob Burne and Professor Murray Batchelor from the ANU with a microscope showing the details of an triassic period ooidCredit: Lannon Harley Republicans and anti-monarchists have long grumbled that Buckingham Palace is riddled with fossils from a bygone era.And now scientists have shown, that in one respect, it’s true.A new study led by the Australian National University (ANU) has found that the building  blocks used in the royal palace were made from microbes which lived up to 200 million years ago, in the Jurassic period, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.The material, known as oolitic limestone, is popular for building because it is lightweight but very strong.It is almost completely made up from tiny millimetre-sized sphere of carbonate called ooids.Previously scientists thought those ooids had formed from tiny bits of grit or sand rolling around on the sea-bed, collecting more layers, in what was known as ‘the snowball effect.’ Humans have used ootic limestone for building since ancient times and there are beds in the United Kingdom, which is why it is so popular in Britain.Jurassic oolite in England was also used to construct much of the City of Bath, the British Museum and St Paul’s Cathedral.Elsewhere, oolite from Indiana in the US was used to build parts of the Pentagon and the Empire State Building. Professor Murray Batchelor from ANU led an international  team of researchers on the study, which is published in Scientific Reports. A rock with ooids Credit: Lannon Harley Professor Batchelor said the research findings could help better understand the effects of past climate change.The reserach was published in the journal Scientific Reports. The team used computer modelling to run simulations of how the rock could have been created and found that only microbes could explain the size of the ooids, and their concentric internal banding, which looked like tree rings.“Our mathematical model explains the concentric accumulation of layers, and predicts a limiting size of ooids,” said Professor Batchelor from the Research School of Physics and Engineering and the Mathematical Sciences Institute at ANU.“We considered the problem theoretically using an approach inspired by a mathematical model developed in 1972 for the growth of some brain tumours.”  Rock featuring ooids uncovered in Germany Researchers Dr Bob Burne and Professor Murray Batchelor from the ANU with a microscope showing the details of an triassic period ooidlast_img read more

first_imgManchester City loanee Daniel Arzani confirmed he will undergo surgery on his knee ligament injuryThe Australian winger is currently on a two-year loan deal with Scottish champions Celtic.But Arzani’s first appearance for the Hoops ended after just 33 minutes last Wednesday at Dundee when he went down in pain.The 19-year-old was then stretchered off and a medical examination has determined that he will need surgery on an Anterior cruciate ligament injury.“Thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to show support and love,” Arzani wrote on Twitter.“Unfortunately I will need an ACL Op, ruling me out till next season!Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“This is a tough time for me but also a chance to improve and come out of this better than ever! Love you all!”Celtic won the game 5-0 in the end and defeated Scottish Premier League leaders Hearts by same scoreline last Saturday.Thank you to everyone who has taken the time out of their day to show support and love. Unfortunately I will need an ACL Op, ruling me out till next season! This is a tough time for me but also a chance to improve and come out of this better than ever! Love you all! 🤙🏽💚💛🍀 pic.twitter.com/sHHtOWUUi0— iamdanielarzani (@iamdanielarzani) November 6, 2018last_img read more

first_imgBayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is unavailable for their Champions League match at Ajax due to injuryThe Dutch winger has been reportedly struggling with an undefined thigh injury for the last two weeks now and hasn’t featured for Bayern since their 5-1 thrashing of Benfica at the end of last month.Despite the loss of Robben though, manager Niko Kovac has got his eyes set on three points at Amsterdam tonight as Bayern look to seal top spot on Group E.“The first objective was to progress from the group – we’ve done that,” said Kovac on the club website. “Now we’re in first place and we want to stay there, that’s our objective.”However, the Croatian isn’t taking Ajax lightly who will likely be hoping to snatch top spot from Bayern at their home ground with just two points separating them.“We’re up against strong opposition,” warned Kovac.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They’re a very, very good side. Ajax are a world-renowned name, so it won’t be an easy game. Both teams will be fired up – mine certainly are.”The Ajax-Bayern game will begin at 21:00 (CET) tonight at the Johan Cruijff Arena.Here’s our squad heading to Amsterdam! 💪🔴⚪#packmas #UCL #AJAFCB pic.twitter.com/0MgezIj2Im— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 11, 2018last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man died Thursday morning after driving against traffic on Interstate 95.According to Florida Highway Patrol, they received a call just after 2 a.m. of the wrong-way wreck. Officials said the driver was traveling north in the I-95 south express lanes, which were closed due to construction.Police said the driver hit two trucks — a fully-loaded water tanker truck and street sweeper truck — that were on an active construction site while going north in the southbound lanes.The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.A construction worker was hit by debris, officials said, and was transported by ground to Ryder Trauma Center.Police are continuing their investigation into how the driver entered the wrong lanes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe US Forest Service is currently revising the 2002 Chugach National Forest Land Management Plan. Public comments will be incorporated into a final EIS (FEIS) and Land Management Plan to be published in 2019. Individuals wanting to submit comments, can send or deliver written comments to: Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Draft Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Chugach National Forest is available for review and comment until Thursday, November 1. Chugach National Forest’s Supervisor’s OfficeAttn: Draft Land Management Plan161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8Anchorage, AK 99501 According to the forest service, some 500,000 people visit various parts of the Chugach every year, taking advantage of 41 public use cabins, more than 500 miles of trail, and the abundance of all five species of Pacific salmon found in forest streams. The forest service draft plan proposes infrastructure upgrades in a number of areas in the park. The 90-day public comment period began on August 4 and concludes on November 1. The documents are available online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/chugach/planrevision There was an issue found with submitting electronic comments into the national database for the Chugach National Forest draft Land Management Plan. In a release the Forest Services says they “are working on a solution and recommend you check back early this week to review your electronic submission.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, March 20, 2019:#1) Wilmington Senior Center’s Memory CafeThe Wilmington Senior Center’s “Our Moment Cafe” is holding its monthly meeting from 1pm to 2:30pm at the 4th of July Building (142 Middlesex Avenue). A memory cafe is a special gathering place for those dealing with memory loss and their caregivers. The Cafe gives the person with memory loss, and their caregivers, an opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity, and to make new friends in a welcoming and understanding environment. If you have any questions, contact Terri Marciello or Laura Pickett at the Department of Elderly Services at 978-657-7595.#2) State Senator Bruce Tarr Office HoursA representative from State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office will be at the Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) from 11am to noon to answer any questions or concerns you may have. No appointment is necessary, just stop by for a quick visit.#3) Coffee With A Cop At LibraryDrop in to the Wilmington Memorial Library, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer from 10am to 11am. Learn about the rights of the public as well as the roles and responsibilities of Police and Community in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.#4) Wilmington Conservation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in the Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#5) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, February 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_img Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Microsoft is jumping on the digital health bandwagon. Gety Images For the past couple years, tech companies like Apple, Google and even Facebook have been doing something seemingly against their interests: Encouraging us to stop using them. On Monday, Microsoft joined those companies by encouraging business people to be more mindful of their time too. The new features, built into the company’s Office 365 business productivity service for Windows PCs, Macs and mobile devices, tracks how people use their computers and then displays that information on a dashboard.For example, Microsoft’s software will soon start showing people how often they focused on a task and for how long. And it will also cheer them on if they successfully disconnected after work. You can even set goals for how often you have quiet days, Microsoft said. Read on ZDNet: Microsoft Build 2019: Azure is the star, and Windows is a bit player The new features, announced at the company’s Build developer conference in Seattle, are the latest in a growing trend of tech companies aiming to make us feel better about using their devices and services. They’re doing this by encouraging us to be more mindful about how much of our lives get taken up by technology in the first place. At Apple, this comes as part of a feature called Screen Time, which shows you how often you use your phone and what types of apps you’re using most. You can also set limits on how long you can use specific apps, like Facebook. Google’s Android software for phones and tablets has a tool called Digital Wellbeing that offers similar features. Even Facebook and Instagram, which are often derided as places people zone out and lose hours tapping and scrolling, have a screen time feature. For Microsoft, these features are part of a broader refinement to Microsoft’s Office 365 business software. The suite, which includes access to the company’s popular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook apps, is used by 180 million people. Microsoft said the new features will be available “in the next few months.”  Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Share your voice reading • Microsoft, at its Build 2019 conference, says you need to put down that phone Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 • Post a comment 0 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Microsoft Office Google Microsoft Apple See All Computers Software Tech Industry Tagslast_img read more

first_imgDelta’s landfill got nearly a third less trash – and revenue – in 2014 than city officials were expecting. (Photo by Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks)City of Delta Junction officials are worried about the rising cost of operating the city’s landfill. And they’re  wondering what happened to the 400 tons of trash they were expecting to be dumped there.How do you lose 400 tons of trash? That’s a question Delta Mayor Pete Hallgren is trying to answer after finding out the city got one-third less tonnage of solid waste dumped into the city landfill last year than expected.“The amount of garbage that’s come in has dropped – fairly dramatically,” he said. “Which means we’re taking in less revenue now than we were four years ago.”Hallgren says landfill use has been slowly declining over the past four years. But he says the dropoff of tipping fees last year is putting pressure on the city budget.“Somewhere along the line, we’ve got to at least recognize the fact that the landfill is just not paying its way right now,” he said.The City Council intended the landfill to be self-supporting after it was built in 2005. But Hallgren says the city has been “subsidizing” the operation over the past few years with money coming out of a $300,000 state grant. But he says that can’t continue, because the remaining money is needed to expand the facility.“It’s looking like we are out over a $100,000 out of that grant,” he said. “And we’re going to have to use the grant to build a new cell. We don’t need it quite yet, but you’ve got to build them before you need them. So, the grant is not going to be available.”Delta Sanitation management and owners declined to talk about the company’s problems, despite several phone calls and a visit to their office earlier this month. (Photo by Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks)Last month the city council hiked landfill tipping fees by 28 percent, from $125 to $160 per ton. It was almost enough to close the revenue gap. Hallgren says closing the landfill is not an option.Meanwhile, the question remains: where’s the missing 400 tons of trash?The mayor, and others, says some is getting dumped at Fairbanks North Star Borough transfer sites in Salcha.“Let’s face it – Delta people go to Fairbanks. And there’s transfer stations on the way to Fairbanks from Delta.”Data from the borough’s hauling contractor shows trash dumped at Salcha and other borough  transfer sites increased last year, but there’s no way to determine how much of that came from people from outside the borough.City officials also are concerned at least some of the missing trash has been burned or buried in unregulated dumps, though there’s been no report of that around Delta.But one area resident did report tons of trash being stored on the property of the local trash-hauling company.“You could very definitely smell rotting garbage,” said Stacy Petersen, who lives down the road from Delta Sanitation in a mainly residential area.Petersen says she’d been complaining to the company for storing trash in big rolloff-type dumpsters on its property for weeks. One day last fall she and her husband, Jamie, came across an overwhelming stench wafting from the property while they were out walking their dogs.“The smell was so bad we could only go halfway and then we turned around and came back,” she said.“That’s when I told Jamie I said ‘That’s it. I’ve had enough.’”Petersen took her complaints to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, which launched an investigation. Delta Sanitation officials told the agency they’d run into financial problems and had to store trash on their property until they could catch up on payments to the city so they could start using the landfill again. The city had started turning away Delta Sanitation trash trucks early last year after the company racked up thousands of dollars in unpaid fees.In October, the agency ordered Delta Sanitation to fix its finances and pay the city.Meanwhile, the state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered Delta Sanitation to remove the trash and take it to the landfill.Company officials declined to talk to KUAC. But last month they did haul seven tons to the landfill.City officials admit they still can’t account for what happened to the other 393 tons of trash.last_img read more

first_imgBasheerbagh: General secretary of Hindi Seva Sadan S Gaibuvalli urged CM KCR to take measures for early release of school assistant and language pandit posts for Hindi language. He was speaking to the media here on Sunday.Gaibuvalli appealed to the CM to instruct education department officials to allow the Hindi courses which are recognised by the union human resources ministry, as they are equivalent to literature degree certificates. Many Hindi teachers who have completed Hindi Pandit courses have been working in government recognised schools for 50 years, he said. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Most of the candidates who had appeared for TRT cleared Hindi Pandit certificate courses and were the in merit list of TRT exam. The Hindi candidates who appeared for TRT exam were undergoing severe mental tension as the final results were yet to be released, he noted. Seva Sadan urged the CM to recruit the candidates who completed their MA in Hindi literature or Hindi and are in merit list. Recalling the role played by Hindi during Telangana movement, he urged the CM to take necessary measures for recruitment of Hindi teachers.last_img read more

first_imgIn a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ programme that envisions Indians to be able to manufacture and service many of our current imports, the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has bagged an order to manufacture 14 Do-228 aircraft for the Indian Air Force at a order value of ₹1,090 crore.The contract calls for six reserve engines, a single flight simulator and associated equipment, HAL’s Chairman T Suvarna Raju said on Thursday. He noted that the contract reflected the trust the Defence establishment has on HAL and that the organisation remains committed in its support the nation’s defence needs. An Agni Air plane, a German-made Dornier 228 that is similar to the model that crashed on Tuesday, taxis at the domestic airport in Kathmandu.ReutersOne of the key sectors that PM Modi wants to see investment and local manufacturing is the defence sector. Currently, India ranks as the world’s biggest importer of defence related products.Dornier Do-228HAL holds the license to locally produce the Dornier Do-228 aircraft, of which it has produced 125 aircrafts, since 1983, supplying the Indian Armed Forces and also exporting the aircraft to Indian Ocean nations of Seychelles and Mauritius.The aircraft would be manufactured at HAL’s Kanpur facility.The Dornier Do-228 was designed and developed by Dornier GmbH in the late 1970s. The aircraft proved itself as a reliable, multipurpose and fuel efficient aircraft. It’s rugged but light weight twin turboprop design and a retractable tricycle landing gear allows the aircraft to operate from smaller airfields.The aircraft cockpit allows for two-person operation, and can carry 19 passenger in the commuter configuration, reported BusinessLine.last_img read more

first_imgSoon we’ll get our first taste of Modern Warfare 3. The site findmakarov.com has posted a countdown time that tells us that in 4 days and 20 or so hours we’ll learn something about one of 2011’s most highly awaited games. That’s all we know for now, but you can bet we’ll learn more in about 5 days, during GDC (which runs from February 28 – March 4th).Vladimir Makarov, as dedicated Call of Duty fans will recall, was the leader of a terrorist cell in Modern Warfare 2. Makarov played a crucial role in the game and while he was a target, he was eventually allowed to escape so that General Shepard could be tracked down and killed. It was only assumed that Makarov got away at the end of the game, but based on the teaser’s URL it’s probably safe to assume that the game has to do with tracking him down and holding him accountable for his role in MW2.Plus we know that Soap, Price and McTavish have a bone to pick with Makarov, though before they kill him my guess is only he can prove they are not the traitors Shepard made them out to be.You can watch the timer or check in for the big unveil at findmakarov.com.last_img read more