Louisville Released A Hype Video After Its First Spring Football Practice

first_imgWatch this fan-made Louisville vs. Clemson hype video and try not to feel like you could run through a wall afterwards.In case you weren’t already pumped up enough for the No. 3 Louisville vs No. 5 Clemson matchup this week, Mike Sanchez put together this hype video to get you more than ready for the weekend’s most anticipated game.The video starts off by showing us scenes from both school’s campuses before delivering four simple yet strong words: “The wait is over.”The Jeulz track used as the video’s music picks up as we get a glimpse of Howard’s Rock before moving to some behind-the-scenes shots of both teams.Each school gets it’s fair share of highlight plays featured in the video with the final shot being the Tigers running down The Hill.Clemson held off Louisville a year ago, 20-17. The two teams have only met twice in school history with the Tigers taking both games.Louisville and Clemson will kick off at 8:00 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

Two New Chief Crown Attorneys Appointed

first_imgTwo new chief Crown attorneys were named today, Nov. 3, by Martin Herschorn, director of the Public Prosecution Service. Denise Smith was appointed chief Crown attorney, of the Halifax region and Andrew Macdonald was appointed chief Crown attorney of special prosecutions. “Both Ms. Smith and Mr. Macdonald are distinguished lawyers whose experience, abilities and leadership will be an invaluable asset to the Public Prosecution Service in their new roles as chief Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. A native of Halifax, Ms. Smith completed her undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University. She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1989 and articled with the law firm of Patterson Kitz. She was admitted to the bar in 1990 and was appointed a Crown attorney in 1991. Ms. Smith has conducted prosecutions and appeals at every level of court in the province and before the Supreme Court of Canada. She was appointed a senior Crown attorney in 1996 and was designated a senior Crown counsel in 2003, a designation recognizing exceptional competence in courtroom skills, trial and appellate practice, and related skills and abilities. Ms. Smith was appointed a regional Crown attorney (administrative) for the Halifax region in 2004. Ms. Smith has presented dozens of papers on a variety of legal topics. She serves on several Public Prosecution Service committees including the education committee. She chairs the sexual assault working group and is co-chair of the employee recognition and wellness committee. Ms. Smith also sits on Department of Justice committees dealing with domestic violence and is an active member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society serving on several bar committees. Mr. Macdonald is a native of Herring Cove. He completed his undergraduate honours degree at Saint Mary’s University in 1984 and graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1988. Mr. Macdonald articled with the Truro law firm of Burchell, MacDougall and Gruchy in 1988 and was called to the bar in 1989. He practiced with that law firm for several years. In 1993 Mr. Macdonald was appointed a Crown attorney. He has appeared in both Provincial and Supreme courts. He was appointed a senior Crown attorney in 1999. As a Crown attorney in special prosecutions, he has prosecuted large, complex cases including commercial fraud and criminal code gaming offences. Mr. Macdonald has made numerous presentations on a variety of legal topics including fraud and regulatory prosecutions. He was a member of the securities fraud enforcement group of the national Heads of Prosecutions Committee and is currently a member of the Heads of Prosecutions Economic Crime Sub-committee. Mr. Macdonald is also a member of the case management software committee with the Public Prosecution Service.last_img read more

Heating Assistance Rebate Program Launches Today

first_imgFive-thousand more households in the province will be able to receive help with home heating costs this season through an enhanced Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP). The rebate provides up to $200 to help Nova Scotians heat their homes. The application process opens today, Oct. 16. This year, income thresholds have increased from $27,000 to $29,000 for single households and from $42,000 to $44,000 for family households. “The heating assistance rebate program already provides help to more than 40,000 households across the province and I am pleased to be able to extend that support to even more families this year,” said Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan. “I encourage all eligible Nova Scotians who can benefit from this program to apply.” Applying online or on your mobile phone is the fastest way to receive the rebate. Those who apply online can also check the status of their application using the online system. People registered for direct deposit with the Canada Revenue Agency will have their rebate deposited directly to their bank account. “We are pleased that the Heating Assistance Rebate Program is being improved to make it easier for people to apply,” said Kevin McKay, operations manager at Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank in Halifax. “Parker Street provides assistance to the community, but the need that we see is so much more than the help that we can give. “Anything that continues to assist the community where our ability falls short is something we are happy to promote.” Paper applications are still available at Access Nova Scotia Centres, Community Services’ offices, MLA offices and at more than 70 community groups and other locations across the province. For more information, to apply online, or to print a paper application form, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/heatinghelp.last_img read more

Its much more fun when youre an underdog

first_imgLos Angeles: From playing a vampire in Twilight to fitting into the Batsuit as Bruce Wayne, it has been a strange journey for Robert Pattinson, who as an “underdog”, isn’t worried too much about backlash. The British actor, 33, in an interview with Variety, said he had been chasing the part from the moment he got to know that Matt Reeves was working on a script that reimagines a younger version of the Caped Crusader. “I had Batman in my mind for a while. It’s such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I’d been prodding Matt. He didn’t accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him,” Pattinson told the movie magazine. But things almost blew up at the last moment as the news leaked even before he had auditioned for the part. Pattinson says he kept Googling himself on a flight from Los Angeles to Cannes, orried that it would spook Warner Bros executives. But the Twilight actor is calm about the social media storm over his casting.last_img read more

Plane crashlands in Newfoundland with 50 people aboard minor injuries reported

first_imgSTEPHENVILLE, N.L. — Officials say a plane has crash-landed at a western Newfoundland airport.Stephenville Mayor Tom Rose says the nose gear collapsed on a PAL Airlines plane as it was landing just after noon local time today.Rose says about 50 people were on board.He says he believes one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.The Canadian Presslast_img

Brief news from Mondays Fort St John city council meeting

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In addition to approving a resolution to allow construction to begin on the new off-leash dog area in Toboggan Hill Park and passing second reading on the City’s Official Community Plan bylaw, a number of other things happened at Monday’s Fort St. John council meeting.Britney Carlstrom was honoured with a long service award after having celebrated her fifth year working for the City. Carlstrom began her career with the City of Fort St. John on July 29, 2013, as an Engineering Technologist with the Planning and Engineering Department, and now works as an Engineer.Mayor Lori Ackerman proclaimed the week of August 27th – 31st as Overdose Awareness Week in Fort St. John. Julianna Kucheran with Urban Matters and Amanda Trotter with the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society gave a presentation to council about the importance of overdose awareness as both Canada and the United States grapple with the ongoing drug overdose crisis. Council passed a zoning amendment bylaw and another bylaw amending the current Official Community Plan to rezone a parcel of land next to the existing RCMP detachment in order to accommodate construction of the new RCMP detachment building. The City held a public meeting about the two proposed bylaws at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening.Council approved a resolution from staff to direct the three remaining members of the Tourism Fort St. John Board to solicit nominations for six new members since five current members of the Board will be departing in the near future. The terms of board members Andy Ackerman, Adam Reaburn, and Cheryl Erickson are due to expire on November 1st, meanwhile, members Heather Sjoblom and Christina Seguin also announced their resignations recently.Council approved a recommendation for City staff to proceed with an Application for Lane Closure of the lane located east of 90th Stree between 77th and 79th Avenues. The lane closure is being done to facilitate the consolidation of the surrounding lots for the development of the Fire Department’s new Fire Training Grounds, the tender for the first phase of which was awarded at the previous council meeting on July 23rd.Council also authorized Mayor Ackerman to attend the On the Move Symposium from November 18th – 21st in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador after the symposium’s organizers specifically requested her to attend as a guest speaker. The cost of the trip, $1,450, was approved to be allocated from the Council travel budget.Council also adopted four bylaws at the meeting on Monday, including the Municipal Ticket Bylaw, the Property Standards Bylaw, A Building Amendment bylaw, and a Local Area Service bylaw for the installation of pavement, curbs, gutters, storm main, catch basins, streetlights, driveway and boulevard restoration on 87 Avenue west of 107 Street.last_img read more

Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities rise to 6175 trillion in June

WASHINGTON – Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities rebounded in June following two straight months of declines.The Treasury Department says in its monthly report that total holdings rose to $6.175 trillion, an increase of 0.7 per cent over the May level.Foreign holdings of Treasury debt had fallen 0.1 per cent in May after a 0.6 per cent drop in April. The June increase still left total holdings $700 million below the all-time high set in March.China, the largest foreign owner of Treasury debt, boosted its holdings 0.1 per cent in June to $1.27 trillion. But Japan, the second largest holder of U.S. Treasury debt, trimmed its holdings 1.5 per cent to $1.20 trillion.The demand for U.S. Treasury securities, considered one of the world’s safest investments, is expected to remain strong this year. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2015 2:32 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities rise to $6.175 trillion in June read more

The pain and gain of Brexit vote British economy a year on

by Caroline Spiezio And Pan Pylas, The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2017 1:04 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain’s decision a year ago to leave the European Union.The momentous vote on June 23, 2016 has the potential to sever Britain’s ties to its main trading partner, a grouping it has spent more than four decades building ever-closer ties to. From subsidies for farmers to standards on consumer products and banishing all types of impediments to trade, the British economy is deeply enmeshed in the workings of the EU.Since the vote, the British economy defied the gloomy recession predictions of many, including the British Treasury and the International Monetary Fund. Other forecasts like an immediate house price crash didn’t materialize either.But other predicted events did occur, such as a sharp fall in the pound and rising inflation. And now that the official two-year Brexit process has begun, there are renewed signs of economic pain.So where is the British economy, one year later? Here’s a brief guide.___STILL GROWING, JUSTThe British economy did not contract in the wake of the Brexit vote as many had warned. In fact, for much of the time since, it’s grown faster than many of its peers in Europe, largely because of a sharp fall in the value of the pound. The 15 per cent decline made exports cheaper, a boon to growth. However, the economy is now weakening amid the Brexit uncertainty and the pound’s drop makes imports more expensive. The British economy is even trailing the likes of Greece — Britain grew by a quarterly rate of 0.2 per cent in the first three months of the year, lower than any economy in the Group of Seven industrialized nations. At the same time, previously struggling continental economies like France have gained momentum, potentially affecting the dynamics of the Brexit talks, which started this week.___RECESSION AHEAD?The worry is that the pre-Brexit doom-mongers may be proved right should Britain crash out of the EU without a comprehensive trade deal — the so-called “hard” Brexit scenario. Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s says Britain has the most to lose economically as it exports more to the EU, when calculated as a proportion of the economy, than any other country. The risk, it says, is magnified by the fact that the services sector, such as banking, accounts for a significant chunk of those exports. And services are less likely to be covered in any immediate trade deal to retain privileged access to the massive EU market. Any early post-Brexit arrangements may just be confined to goods.___LONDON AT RISKGiven its central role in the European financial sector, London’s fate is uncertain. When Britain leaves the EU, British financial services companies would lose the automatic right to operate in all the other 27 EU states, a big handicap. A recent survey from consultancy EY found that the capital was losing ground as one of the three most attractive cities in Europe for business. The city’s global status, including its deep pool of skilled professionals like lawyers and accountants, will help cushion the blow, as will something as basic as the English language. “London is still top dog but it’s clearly losing ground,” said Moritz Kraemer, S&P’s chief rating officer.___COST OF LIVINGThe pound suffered the first and biggest hit from the Brexit vote, dropping nearly 20 cents from its pre-vote level of around $1.50 the day after the referendum. “You could have bought any major currency — even the Turkish lira — against the pound that day and be significantly in the money today,” quipped Kit Juckes, a strategist at French bank Societe Generale. In the year since the vote, it’s fallen further to 31-year lows before making a modest recovery to trade at $1.27 a year on. While that helped exporters, it’s proved costly to others by making imports, such as energy and food, more expensive. In the year to May, inflation rose to a four-year high of 2.9 per cent, way up on the 0.3 per cent it was when Britain voted for Brexit. The pinch was felt immediately by British holidaymakers, many of whom will have done a double take upon seeing their credit card statements on their return home. Now the costs are being felt at home, too, and retail sales are faltering as wages fail to keep up with prices.___STOCKS ENERGIZEDIt may seem counter-intuitive but Britain’s main stock index, the FTSE 100, has actually hit a series of all-time highs, spiking by around a quarter following an initial drop — not a bad return for any investment. That’s partly due to the export-boosting impact of the pound’s drop. Many international companies, like Burberry, are listed on the FTSE 100, meaning that their earnings in dollars and other non-British currencies are worth more when translated back into pounds. Other international companies like miners Glencore and Antofagasta have also benefited from commodity price rises. Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, noted that “all of the top 10 performing stocks have significant international earnings” while more domestic-geared stocks, particularly those in retail, like Next, have suffered. The share price of Dixons Carphone fell so much, largely because of Brexit-related uncertainties and the fall in the pound, that the electronics retailer dropped out of the FTSE 100 index. The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on read more

UN food aid reaches besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor by air

WFP food assistance has reached besieged parts of the city for the first time since March 2014. A total of 20 metric tons of urgently needed food supplies – mainly beans, chickpeas and rice, and enough to feed 2,500 people for one month – were dropped from high altitude by a WFP-chartered aircraft, the agency said in a press release.Out of 26 pallets loaded with food contained in platforms attached to high altitude parachutes – 22 pallets were collected by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), WFP’s partner in the city. WFP is working to find out what happened to the four other pallets.Over 200,000 people have been living under siege in Deir Ezzor since March 2014 in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Critical food shortages have been reported.WFP is working closely with partners on the ground organizing food distributions, which should take place immediately after every drop. More airdrops are planned for the coming days to meet food and other humanitarian needs for the besieged population.The aircraft flew from Marka airport in Jordan. Airdrops are always a last resort, as land access is easier and the most cost-effective way of delivering food, the agency said.On 24 February, WFP carried out its first high-altitude airdrop ever, dropping 21 tons of food assistance on Deir Ezzor. But technical problems meant some of the pallets missed the drop zone and some were damaged as their parachutes failed to function properly.Across Syria, WFP provides food to more than 4 million people every month and remains very concerned about the suffering of all Syrians living in hard-to-reach areas across the country. read more

Amid allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma UN chief calls for

A statement from UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said the Secretary-General called on all parties to cease fighting and restore the calm that had been in place and adhere fully to Security Council resolution 2401, adopted in February and which called for a ceasefire across Syria.  While the UN is not in a position to verify these reports, his spokesperson said “the Secretary-General notes that any use of chemical weapons, if confirmed, is abhorrent, and requires a thorough investigation.”“He reiterates there is no military solution to the conflict,” Mr. Dujarric added.Through his spokesperson, Mr. Guterres explained that over the last 36 hours, he has received reports indicating sustained airstrikes and shelling on Douma that have killed civilians, destroyed infrastructure and damaged health facilities. There has also been shelling on Damascus city, reportedly killing civilians.“It is critical that civilians be protected,” Mr. Dujarric stressed. “The Secretary-General calls on all sides to ensure respect for international humanitarian and human rights law, including humanitarian access across Syria to all people in need, as per relevant Security Council resolutions,” he concluded.Since 11 March, some 25,000 people have reportedly left East Ghouta, seeking shelter in the rural Damascus villages of Dweir, Adra and Herjelleh. read more

Commentary Thad Matta departs Ohio State in an honorable way

Thad Matta addresses the media for the final time as head coach at Ohio State on June 5, 2017. Credit: Courtesy of 97.1 The FanThad Matta was fired Monday because lately the Ohio State men’s basketball team hasn’t won enough games, and it is an honorable reason to be fired. There is no shortage of reasons why college coaches are fired, and failure to win enough games is the best of them. Just think about the last two big-time coaches fired at OSU: Jim O’Brien, who Matta succeeded, and Jim Tressel.Both were removed amid scandal. Both left behind a trail of embarrassment and NCAA sanctions. Heck, turn back the clock a little further and you can even toss beloved Woody Hayes in there, who was dismissed after punching an opposing player. Of course, most coaches in college football and basketball are not fired for scandal, covering up a scandal or assault. Most cases are similar to Matta’s, and the phrases we heard Monday during his farewell press conference have become common parlance. Time for new leadership. A change in direction. Mutually agreed upon. We’ve heard those phrases over and over, but it’s important for fans — especially OSU fans right now — to remember that a failure to win games does not automatically indicate the failure to build a successful program. That is, we cannot simply let our measure of success be banners and win percentage. They are important, but they cannot become the only thing that matters.We’ve seen the effects of that thinking already, and they look like Louisville’s Rick Pitino keeping his job despite his program reportedly hiring escorts for recruits, though he denied wrongdoing. They look like Jim Boeheim, of Syracuse, who actually received an extension in March despite having been suspended two years ago after the NCAA found he “failed to monitor his program” while it racked up violation after violation, including academic misconduct and impermissible benefits. In his 13 seasons leading the Buckeyes, Matta carried himself with grace and integrity, and he built a program with principles and decency. In this column, there is no need to list the number of Big Ten titles he won or how far he took his team in the NCAA tournament. The one stat worth mentioning, Matta brought up himself. “When I got here, we had a 20 percent graduation rate. We’re up to, I think, 88 percent right now,” he said. “To see these guys walk in here and the one-and-dones that we had and those guys fulfilling their dreams. The stories are countless and I don’t want to be up here all day, but I could tell stories that makes me feel good. Just in terms of what we’re able to accomplish, I’m very proud of it.”OSU basketball coach Thad Matta laughs as he answers a question during Media Day on Oct. 10, 2013, at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photoMatta’s former players are proud to call him their coach, too, and many took to social media to share his impact, which speaks volumes about the who he is as a person, not only a coach. “Your enthusiasm, passion, knowledge, and humor are the reasons why I’m glad I made the decision to become a buckeye when I was 17,” wrote Evan Turner, who was the national player of the year under Matta in 2010, on Instagram. “You helped me weed thru a lot of ups and down in order to be the player and man you knew I could become. I’ll forever love you for that and you’ll always be a legend and great man in my book.” “Family aside, no one has done more for my life than Coach Matta,” tweeted Mark Titus, a former walk-on and current writer at The Ringer. “Love that man w all my heart and will forever be indebted to him.” Aaron Craft, one of the most beloved Buckeyes of the Matta era, tweeted, “Man, words can’t describe what Coach meant to me and the program! Wouldn’t have wanted to play for anyone else!”So, yeah, Matta was fired because his team didn’t win enough. His health issues appeared to play a role, and the struggles in recruiting — which tie directly to the ability to win games — were broached during the press conference. In the end, he used to win a lot of basketball games, and recently he didn’t win as many basketball games, so now he lost his job coaching basketball at OSU.Coach Thad Matta talks to his players during a game against on Minnesota Feb. 22, 2014, at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern file photo“The wins, the losses, those things, they come,” Matta said. “We hit a stretch here that was probably about a five-year stretch as good as anybody in the country in terms of college basketball.”  Consider this departure in an age where coaches have been fired for throwing basketballs at players, and where entire athletic departments have been plagued by questions of academic misconduct or, in the case of Baylor, covered up sexual assault allegations against its players, and where coaches have been fired after lying to the NCAA during an investigation. “And I think the last thing that I hope I’m always remembered for is that we always did it the right way,” Matta said.  “That to me is something that I want to hold or hang my hat on. That this program was run the right way.”  Indeed, Matta built a program the right way, and its sterling reputation remains intact as he departs in the most honorable way a dismissed coach can: because lately he didn’t win enough. read more

PPPC calls for probe says President inflated GuySuCo bailout figures

The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is calling for a probe into how the billions Government allocated to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) since taking office in 2015 was spent.Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharat JagdeoArticulating the party’s position on the matter during a Friday morning press conference was PPP/C General Secretary Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.According to Jagdeo, there are discrepancies between the figures quoted by President David Granger in his January 10, speech that was read in the National Assembly by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and and the recent pronouncements made by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.Among other things, the President’s speech on the payments to GuySuCo workers outlined that Government was “expending G$48.02 bn in financial support to the industry since 2011 and G$32 billion over the past thirty months – a rate of about a billion dollars a month.”The President attributed the “rate of about a billion dollars a month” as one of the reasons why they “cannot sustain the sugar industry in its current state.”However, according to Jagdeo “when Guyanese hear this figure, they will say, yes, it can’t be afforded because this is a large sum of money…Let’s look at what Holder said on the matter. Holder said ‘over the past seven years, Government pumped $48B in GuySuCo. $600M in 2011, $4B in 2012, $5.3B in 2013, $6B in 2014, $12B in 2015, $11B in 2016, $9B in 2017. So when you add this, you see $48B over seven years. The President said $48B and he added $32B on top of it in his speech,” he explained.Jagdeo further explained that this $32B was then divided by the number of months, resulting in the approximated cost of $1B a month for 30 months.However, the Opposition Leader maintained he has suspicions as the claims by Holder and the President are contradicting.President David GrangerAccording to the Opposition Leader, the President “over inflated the figures by 2 times in his speech to the Nation and Holder gave the accurate figures. And even in those figures, you would see that for the period 2011 to 2014, an average of $4B per year was given subsidy to GuySuCo.“Between 2015 to 2017, $10.6B average and now, that is impossible. Its more than double, almost three times more subsidy they gave in the three years. We need to have a full fledged investigation whether this money was given, how it was spent and knowing the nature of this government, I suspect that a significant part of this money may have disappeared,” Jagdeo asserted.“If this money had gone into GuySuCo we should have seen something different…and we are talking about subsidies increased to three time more when there were no salary increases or payments of API (annual production incentives).”Jagdeo added that the use of sums paid to the Government by the European Union (EU), after the loss of preferential markets, should also be included in the investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPurported $348B EU payment: Figure ‘ten times the sum actually received’- Opposition LeaderJuly 4, 2017In “latest news”EU shuts down Harmon’s $348B sugar rantJuly 4, 2017In “latest news”‘Repackaged’ budget ‘blatantly anti-poor, anti-development’ – JagdeoJanuary 29, 2016In “latest news” read more

This awesome bike lock hauls your steed up lightpoles

first_imgLiving here in Berlin, dealing with bicycle theft is a daily part of a velocipedically inclined commuter’s life, and it’s not uncommon for exquisitely expensive locks to be deployed to secure bicycles whose resale value can be counted on all of the owner’s fingers and toes. Even the best bike locks, though, can’t prevent your bicycle from being stolen by a resolute thief.Here’s an idea, though: what if instead of just chaining up your bike and locking it down, a bicycle lock could actually help your trusty, two-wheeled steed escape from its would-be kidnapper? That’s the question German design company Conrad asked themselves. AdChoices广告Their answer? A bike lock that can actually scale light poles.The invention itself is pretty simple: the lock contains some inline-scate wheels that are fixed onto a metal ring driven by a small motor. When you lock your bike up, the motor kicks in, ratcheting your bike up the pole to which it is attached. Now if a thief wants to steal your bike, he’ll either need a ladder, stilts or the ability to fly… conspicuous items and talents indeed for a criminal trying to remain unnoticed by authorities and passers by.Of course, this is just a bit of coolness: you’ll never be able to buy a lock like this. The conceptual prototype can’t handle light poles of varying circumference, and it’s unlikely that your city is going to smile favorably on heavy bicycles hovering twenty feet up in the air, just waiting to come crashing down on people’s heads. Still, if only!Read more at Conradlast_img read more

Playstation Phone vrai ou faux un prototype a été mis au point

first_imgPlaystation Phone : vrai ou faux, un prototype a été mis au point, découvrez-le en imagesLe Playstation Phone que le constructeur Sony-Ericsson développe depuis plusieurs mois serait enfin prêt, en tant que prototype tout du moins. A la fois smartphone tournant sous Android 3.0 et console de jeux portable, cet appareil devrait être lancé dans les prochains mois. Le site américain Engadget a publié des photos du Playstation Phone et a livré des caractéristiques relativement détaillées de ce nouveau smartphone. Peu après, une rumeur contraire expliquait qu’il ne s’agissait que d’un prototype qui ne verrait jamais le jour. Pourtant réaffirme Engadget, le PSP Phone dévoilé est bien réel et le site affirme en avoir eu confirmation de la part de personnes travaillant sur le projet.Vrai ou faux, si le PSP Phone existe bel et bien, il devrait sortir dans les prochains mois sous le nom de Zeus. Il devrait fonctionner avec Android Gingerbread au moment de sa commercialisation. Véritable téléphone dédié aux jeux, ce Sony-Ericsson serait doté d’un écran coulissant comme il en existe déjà, mais, au lieu de dévoiler un clavier « azerty », celui-ci laisserait apparaître une véritable manette de jeu. Équipé d’une croix multidirectionnelle, de quatre boutons et d’un touchpad, il s’agirait d’un pad équivalent à celui des consoles les plus connues.À lire aussiPourquoi dit-on “allô” quand on répond au téléphone ?Côté technique, le PSP Phone devrait être équipé d’un écran tactile d’une diagonale d’environ 10 cm et utiliserait un processeur Qualcomm MSM8655 à 1GHz, pour 512 Mo de RAM et 1Go de ROM. Sony aurait également prévu d’y adjoindre un lecteur de carte microSD.Le constructeur prévoirait aussi de monter son propre magasin d’applications en ligne en lieu et place de l’Android Market.Découvrez le prototype en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/playstation-phone/les-images-du-prototype-de-playstation-phone_art10056.htmlLe 28 octobre 2010 à 16:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Maurizio Sarri credits Tottenham for restraining Jorginho

first_imgChelsea’s boss Maurizio Sarri is insisting that is awed by Tottenham’s display as they kept  Blues midfielder Jorginho in check and defeated Chelsea 3-1 on Saturday.Sarri believes Tottenham tactics was instrumental to the midfield battle won by  Spurs and when describing his team’s performance in the opening 20 minutes as, the Chelsea boss said:“It was clear after five minutes of the match that it was very difficult to use Jorginho as usual,” the Chelsea boss told a news conference after his first Premier League defeat, via FourFourTwo.“We had to get the ball from the centre-backs to the opposite full-backs, that was the only way to have one or two seconds of playing the ball.”“We were surprised because they normally play with a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, but they played 4-3-1-2.”“After five minutes, the situation was very clear. We lost a lot of balls and, against Tottenham, it’s very dangerous to lose the ball in your half.”“In short counter-attacks, they are one of the strongest teams in Europe. It was a disaster and, after 20 minutes, 2-0 was the minimum.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Sarri says work in training is key now: ‘We have to try to do something because the defensive phase was a disaster today. The offensive players pressed badly, the midfield defended not very well, and the defensive line was a disaster.’#TOTCHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 24, 2018On the other hand, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino maintains that going by Sarri’s analysis, Chelsea are the ones that consistently alters its shape in each match.“The plan was to win the game and we won,” said Pochettino.“We don’t use a fixed formation. If you follow us in all the games we play in the Champions League, cup and Premier League, we don’t talk about the formation, we talk about tactics or animation.”“We talk about how we play in a different way with possession in the opposite half, how we organise the team in a defensive situation when we don’t have the ball.”last_img read more

GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Native Who Suffered Stroke

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A GoFundMe page has been established for Wilmington native Donna (Dorval) Dombrowski, who recently suffered a stroke.Dombrowski had a blood capsule in her brain that was 5-6 cm long, causing her to lose feeling in her upper body and right arm.  The stroke also affected her speech.“It is a long road of recovery for Donna,” reads the GoFundMe page. “Being out of work indefinitely is not an ideal situation for anyone. She will need to continue at home rehab and will need modifications done to her house. Donna has always been there to help others. She needs us to help her now.”To make a donation to the GoFundMe page and to learn more about Donna’s story, click 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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 14-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Native In Need Of Wheelchair Accessible VanIn “Community”GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 15-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”last_img read more

SpaceX Starlink satellites have astronomers amplifying the cosmic alarm

Sci-Tech Elon Musk Space SpaceX 23 Photos This image of a distant galaxy group from Arizona’s Lowell Observatory is marred by diagonal lines from the trails of Starlink satellites shortly after their launch in May. Victoria Girgis/Lowell Observatory The world’s largest organization of professional astronomers is sounding the galactic alarm over Elon Musk’s plan to send a swarm of SpaceX satellites into low-Earth orbit. Almost immediately after a Falcon 9 rocket released the first batch of the company’s Starlink broadband internet satellites last month, stargazers were dismayed by just how bright and noticeable the train of orbiting routers is in the night sky. Now the concern has moved from chatter on social media to a more formal call for new government regulation from the International Astronomical Union. In a statement Monday, the IAU said large satellite constellations like Starlink could have unforeseen consequences for advancing our understanding of the universe and the protection of nocturnal wildlife. “We do not yet understand the impact of thousands of these visible satellites scattered across the night sky and despite their good intentions, these satellite constellations may threaten both,” the statement reads. The IAU shared the above image, which shows bars of light from Starlink satellite trails in the field of view captured by Arizona’s Lowell Observatory. The trails obscure the view of galaxy group NGC 5353/4.  Comments Every Elon Musk project right now Tags There are already 4900 satellites in orbit, which people notice ~0% of the time. Starlink won’t be seen by anyone unless looking very carefully & will have ~0% impact on advancements in astronomy. We need to move telelscopes to orbit anyway. Atmospheric attenuation is terrible. pic.twitter.com/OuWYfNmw0D— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2019 8 Originally published June 4.  “Although this image serves as an illustration of the impact of reflections from satellite constellations, please note that the density of these satellites is significantly higher in the days after launch,” the organization explained. A SpaceX spokesperson added via email that “the observability of the Starlink satellites is dramatically reduced as they raise orbit to greater distance and orient themselves with the phased array antennas toward Earth and their solar arrays behind the body of the satellite.” Nonetheless, should SpaceX deploy all the Starlink satellites it is permitted for, it would more than double the amount of satellites currently orbiting Earth, with some being granted permission to orbit at even lower orbits than originally conceived. The IAU, which represents over 13,000 astronomers, called for satellite constellation operators and astronomers to work together more closely and urged “appropriate agencies to devise a regulatory framework to mitigate or eliminate the detrimental impacts on scientific exploration as soon as practical.” Are SpaceX Starlink satellites ruining the night sky? For its part, SpaceX has already been coordinating with the US National Science Foundation, which oversees the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. “After working closely with SpaceX, NSF has finalized a coordination agreement to ensure the company’s Starlink satellite network plans will meet international radio astronomy protection standards, limiting interference in this radio astronomy band,” the NSF said in a statement Tuesday. Elon Musk also hinted at a possible long-term solution on Twitter: “We need to move telelscopes (sic) to orbit anyway.” 2:57 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice read more

China warns Hong Kong protesters with slick military video

first_imgHONG KONG: China’s military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, in a thinly veiled warning to the city’s pro-democracy movement. The video, posted to social media on Wednesday by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison in Hong Kong, has a caption in which the military declares it has the “confidence” and “capabilities” to maintain security in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city. Also Read – Leading 22-year-old Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested Advertise With Us The three-minute video showcases the PLA’s tanks, helicopter gunfire, rocket launchers and other military hardware in action in Hong Kong, as well as heavily armed troops performing an anti-terrorism drill. It also features an “anti-riot” drill in which armed soldiers, armoured personnel carriers and water cannons are used to disperse a crowd of protesters. Also Read – US states declare emergency over hurricane Dorian Advertise With Us “All consequences are at your own risk,” a soldier yells into a loudspeaker at the start of the drill in Cantonese, the language spoken in Hong Kong rather than the Mandarin of mainland China. PLA troops are then seen wearing helmets, carrying long shields, marching with batons, laying out barbed-wire barricades and pointing assault rifles. Advertise With Us An officer is also seen holding a red flag that reads: “Warning, stop charging or we use force”. The drill ends with armed troops escorting protesters, who have their arms tied behind their backs, being led to areas designated by banners as “detention points”. The release of the video came on the same day dozens of people appeared in court in Hong Kong after being charged with “rioting” for their alleged involvement in an anti-government protest over the weekend. The unrest began nearly two months ago when masses of people took to the streets to stop a government effort to introduce a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. The protests evolved into a people power movement for democratic reforms and an end to eroding freedoms, in the most significant challenge to Beijing’s rule since the city’s handover from Britain in 1997. Beijing had largely left the city’s government to deal with the unrest. Although on Tuesday it stepped up its rhetoric with a rare press conference from the spokesman of the cabinet-level Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. “No civilised society or rule of law society will tolerate rampant violence,” the spokesman, Yang Guang, told reporters in Beijing. Thousands of PLA troops have been based at the Hong Kong garrison since the handover. The caption to its online video posted on Wednesday reinforced its core mission. “We are confident and capable of firmly maintaining national sovereignty, safety, development interests and maintaining Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability in the long run,” it said.last_img read more