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Separate investigations launched into allegations of assault and sexual abuse by RCMP

Separate investigations launched into allegations of assault and sexual abuse by RCMP

first_imgAPTN NewsTwo separate investigations are underway to look into allegations of assault and sexual abuse by employees of Manitoba Hydro, and members of the RCMP in communities in northern Manitoba.In one statement, the RCMP in Manitoba said the province’s Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) will look into conduct of its members dating back to the 1960s.The Ontario Provincial Police will investigate allegations made against Manitoba Hydro employees going back around the same time.According to a release from the IIU, the investigation is based on allegations made during the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) hearings in Fox Lake Cree Nation that date back to the 1960s in Gillam, located 1,064 km due north of Winnipeg.Details of the allegations were made public in August when the CEC released a report on the effects of a series of hydro dams on the Nelson, Burntwood, and Churchill river systems.The case was referred to the IIU by the RCMP said the release.The release said that the investigation will focus on the actions of RCMP officers in the region.More to come.last_img read more

YRB closing Buick Creek Road between 9 am and 3 pm for

YRB closing Buick Creek Road between 9 am and 3 pm for

first_imgMotorists are advised to plan an alternate route during the hours of the road closure.Anyone with concerns can call the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at (250) 787-3237. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with Yellowhead Road and Bridge say that the Buick Creek Road will be closed for six hours today.YRB North Peace Project Manager Andrew Stewart said that the road will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th.Stewart also said that there will also be intermittent closures at the Buick Creek multi-plate pipe, between the Beatton Airport Road/Mile 73 Road and the Prespatou Road.last_img read more

Fluoride content in Gurugrams groundwater rose by 17 per cent

Fluoride content in Gurugrams groundwater rose by 17 per cent

first_imgGurugram: Data released by the district public health engineering department (PHED) has stated that the concentration of fluoride in groundwater in Gurugram rose by 17 per cent between 2016 and 2018. Fluoride concentration in Gurugram’s groundwater in 2016 was recorded at 4.7 milligrams per litre (mg/litre). This number rose to 5.5 mg/litre in 2018. Such a high concentration of fluoride can lead to several health problems, particularly oral health issues such as dental fluorosis. While it causes discolouration in the initial stages, severe fluorosis can lead to permanent physical damage to teeth. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to a report, doctors practising in these areas have asserted that the fluoride concentration in water has led to a noticeable rise in cases of oral health problems, particularly among children and young adults. Impure drinking water and presence of a large number of minerals in the groundwater reserves seem to be a major concern in districts of South Haryana. The worse impact of this is being felt in the Mewat region where a large number of cancer cases is being reported due to consumption of contaminated water. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThis issue was recently raised in the budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Speaking on the issue, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar advocated the formation of the committee of Southern Haryana districts led by Gurugram and Faridabad to deal with the challenge. Medical experts highlight over 30 per cent of the diarrhoea cases in the city were due to consumption of contaminated food and water. Worryingly, there was a large number of minors and infants who were affected by the disease. The seriousness of the situation came to the fore when more than 20 patients from Om Vihar suffering from diarrhoea registered themselves for treatment in the Civil hospital in 2018, on a single day. A 20-year-old died due to the disease. There have been cases in the past where water samples collected by public agencies in posh areas of the city have contained a huge amount of toxic minerals.last_img read more

Restoring damaged ecosystems can generate wealth and employment – UN report

Restoring damaged ecosystems can generate wealth and employment – UN report

Repairing forests, lakes and other types of nature reserves that have been damaged or depleted can generate wealth, create jobs and become a vital means of alleviating poverty, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), says in a report released today.The report identifies thousands of ecosystem restoration projects worldwide and showcases over 30 initiatives that are transforming the lives of communities and countries across the globe.Entitled Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development, the report underlines that far from being a cost on growth and development, many environmental investments in degraded, nature-based assets can generate substantial and multiple returns.“The ecological infrastructure of the planet is generating services to humanity worth by some estimates over $70 trillion a year, perhaps substantially more,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director. “This report is aimed at bringing two fundamental messages to governments, communities and citizens on World Environment Day (WED) and in 2010 – the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity. Namely, that mismanagement of natural and nature-based assets is undercutting development on a scale that dwarfs the recent economic crisis,” Mr. Steiner said.“Well-planned investments and re-investments in the restoration of these vast, natural and nature-based utilities not only has a high rate of return, but will be central, if not fundamental, to sustainability in a world of rising aspirations, populations, incomes and demands on the Earth’s natural resources,” said Mr. Steiner from Kigali, Rwanda, the main host for this year’s global WED events. The Day will be officially marked on Saturday.Nature restoration activities include rehabilitating water flows to rivers and lakes, improving soil stability and fertility for agriculture and combating climate change by sequestering and storing carbon from the atmosphere.The report underlines that maintaining and managing intact ecosystems must be the key priority. However, given that more than 60 per cent of the ecosystems, ranging from marshes and coral reefs to tropical forests and soils, are already degraded, restoration must now be an equal priority.Rehabilitating ecosystems also generates jobs in a world where currently 1.3 billion are unemployed or underemployed, while supporting international goals to substantially reduce the rate of loss of biodiversity, a key theme this year.The report cites evidence that well-planned, science-based, community-supported programmes can recover between 25 and 44 per cent of the original services alongside the animals, plants and other biodiversity of the former intact system.As an example, it points to a study on restoring degraded grasslands and lands around river systems in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains. It estimates that the project will bring back winter river flows to communities amounting to close to 4 million cubic metres of water, cut sediment losses and store carbon.In Peru, the theme of ecosystem restoration underpins the Projeto Agua Limpa or Clean Water Project co-launched by UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen and her father in 2008 in her hometown of Horizontina.The project is aimed at restoring the health of water supplies while boosting biodiversity by restoring forests and rehabilitating river banks and riverside vegetation in river basins.“UNEP’s report on ecosystem restoration spotlights the enormous opportunities for communities to invest in their future development,” said Ms. Bündchen after the report was released.“Restoring degraded environments is among the best gifts we can give and hand on to current and future generations – we need to bring to the attention of everyone the central link between forests, wetlands and other natural systems and our survival and prosperity in this extraordinary world,” she added.The report makes several recommendations, including urging overseas development agencies, international finance agencies and regional development banks to factor ecosystem restoration and long-term management assistance into development support, food security initiatives, job creation and poverty alleviation funding.It also recommends that one per cent of a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) be set aside annually for conservation, management and restoration of the environment and natural resources, with the precise figure linked to national circumstances.Ecosystem restoration should be guided by experiences learned to date to avoid unintended consequences such as the introduction of alien invasive species and pests, the report suggests. It also posits that infrastructure projects that damage an ecosystem have funds set aside to restore a similarly degraded ecosystem elsewhere in a country or community.Speaking in Kigali, Mr. Steiner urged the world to move towards a “common goal of a healthy, productive and well-managed planet that can give everyone the opportunity to flourish under the theme of ‘Many Species, One Planet, One Future’.” 3 June 2010Repairing forests, lakes and other types of nature reserves that have been damaged or depleted can generate wealth, create jobs and become a vital means of alleviating poverty, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), says in a report released today. read more

Cardinal Ranjith named as possible candidate for Pope

Cardinal Ranjith named as possible candidate for Pope

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, 68. The former Archibishop of Quebec, Ouellet now heads the Congregation of Bishops, an influential post. Experienced in dealing with secularized Catholics, he is also hailed as smart and intellectual.Cardinal Leonardo Sandri,  69. A longtime Vatican diplomat, he heads the Vatican’s office for eastern Catholics. Born in Argentina, he has held church offices in Venezuela and Mexico and would be the first pope from South America. He is currently No. 2 in the Vatican Secretary of State’s office. When Pope John Paul II died in April 2005, Sandri read the public announcement.Odilo Scherer, 63, archbishop of Sao Paolo. He became a cardinal in 2007. He was born in Brazil of parents of German ancestry. Considered a theological moderate, he has taught philosophy and theology. He has criticized liberation theology’s Marxist orientation but praised its work on social justice and poverty. Forbes said that Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith was among the names floated yesterday as a possible candidate together with Cardinal Tarsicio Bertone, 78, Italy. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, Argentina. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, 63, U.S. (New York). Antonio Cañizares Llovera, 67, Spain. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, 71, Mexico. Cardinal George Pell, 70, Australia. Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, 68, Italy. Cardinal Angelo Amato, 74, Italy. Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, 69, Italy.However the leading contenders are: Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, 70, Archbishop of Genoa. He made headlines last year for attacking then-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and other Italian leaders as unethical role models. He’s “fairly savvy about both secular politics and the media,” writes National Catholic Reporter Vatican specialist John Allen. USA Today ranks him as one of the top possible picks. Church historian Matthew Bunson told USA Today that Bagnasco is “an intellectual heavyweight” who speaks multiple languages. Bagnasco has twice been president of the Italian bishops’ conference.Cardinal Angelo Scola, 70. Archbishop of Milan. According to the National Catholic Reporter, his is the most commonly mentioned name among cardinals. He is a scholar on Islam and Christian-Muslim dialogue. Church historian Matthew Bunson, told USA Today that Scola is “well positioned for dealing with the challenges of secularism and materialism in the West.”Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, 70. Another Italian, who became a cardinal in 2010, he heads the Pontifical Council for Culture, which works on the relationship between Catholicism and different cultures. Known for his intellect and communication skills, he is a bible scholar, based in Rome.  John Allen has said that Ravasi may have a disadvantage because he has never been a bishop with an archdiocese. “Some would wonder if there were substance beneath the charm,” Allen told USA Today. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, said a successor could be elected by Easter, which falls on March 31. Already speculation is running rampant. Vatican experts say there is no clear favorite. Peter Turkson, 64. From Ghana, Turkson heads the Vatican’s justice and peace department. He is often named as the frontrunner from Africa. Turkson studied at St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York, where he earned his Bachelor’s in theology. He is the first Ghanaian cardinal. Though he has said condoms are not a solution to the AIDS crisis, he has also said that if one person in a faithful, married couple is infected, condoms could be useful.Francis Arinze, 80, converted from animist beliefs to Catholicism at age nine. He was appointed cardinal in 1985. His name was floated in 2005 to succeed John Paul II. Arinze became known during the Nigeria-Biafra war in the late 1960s when, as Archbishop of Onitsha, he organized the distribution of food and medical supplies. According to Forbes several Italians top the list (Italians hold a quarter of the seats in the College of Cardinals, which will pick the next pope), but a Canadian is also a frontrunner, and many are speculating that the next pope will come from Latin America, home to 42% of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, or from Africa. Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith has been named as a possible candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI by Forbes magazine.Pope Benedict XVI, 85, made the surprise announcement that he would step down on February 28, citing his advanced age. Christoph Schoenborn, 68. Cardinal of Vienna and a former student of Pope Benedict, he has been a cardinal since 1998. He heads the Austrian Bishops Conference. He has spoken out against sex abuse in the Church and said that the celibacy of priests should be re-examined in light of the scandals. read more

Transat ATs Q3 net profit drops 28 in unsettled summer travel market

Transat ATs Q3 net profit drops 28 in unsettled summer travel market

MONTREAL – Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX:TRZ) says it’s feeling the impact of an unsettled transatlantic travel market this summer, with net income down 28.2 per cent and adjusted earnings down almost 91 per cent from the same time last year.The Montreal-based company’s net income dropped to $9.4 million or 26 cents per share, from $13.1 million or 34 cents per share in last year’s third quarter.Nearly one-quarter of the third quarter’s net income — $2.5 million — was attributed to Transat’s 35 per cent interest in Ocean Hotels.Transat says the strength of the U.S. dollar helped increased Ocean Hotel’s contribution from $1.6 million last year.Adjusted profit was $2.5 million or seven cents per share, down from $26.9 million or 70 cents per share and revenue was $663.6 million, down six per cent from $704.8 million a year ago.Transat’s president and CEO, Jean-Marc Eustache, says this year’s third quarter ended July 31 was marked by rapid changes in demand because of terrorism-related fears and a dramatic increase in the travel industry’s transatlantic capacity.Eustache says the company is relatively satisfied with its results given the circumstances, but says there’s no hope of a repeat of the “outstanding” performance achieved in the previous two summer seasons. Transat AT’s Q3 net profit drops 28% in unsettled summer travel market by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 8, 2016 6:14 am MDT Last Updated Sep 8, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Report Center Trevor Thompson signs with agent will not return to Ohio

Report Center Trevor Thompson signs with agent will not return to Ohio

OSU redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson (32) during a game against Maryland on Jan. 31 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 66-61. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorOhio State redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson signed with agent Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Group on Tuesday, as first reported by Jeff Goodman.Former Ohio State big man Trevor Thompson told ESPN he has signed with Thad Foucher of the Wasserman Group.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 26, 2017The decision by Thompson to sign with an agent officially means that he will not be returning to OSU for his senior season. He had declared his intentions to enter the 2017 NBA draft on March 14.Last season with the Buckeyes, Thompson averaged 10.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. The Buckeyes will now have to find a new starting center between sophomore Micah Potter and incoming freshman Kaleb Wesson. read more

Mens Hockey Playing from behind not an easy task for Ohio State

Mens Hockey Playing from behind not an easy task for Ohio State

Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from NotreDame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternOn St. Patrick’s Day, the Ohio State men’s hockey team fell behind at a boisterous Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana, against a Notre Dame team that rarely found itself in the loss column this season.The Buckeyes trailed by two goals less than 15 minutes into the Big Ten tournament championship game. Although they clawed back to force overtime, the Buckeyes fell in the extra frame, unknowingly learning a lesson to apply in the upcoming NCAA men’s hockey tournament.It has worked, and they won’t want to forget learning the difficulties of coming back after falling behind early when they take on Minnesota-Duluth in the Frozen Four April 5 in St. Paul, Minnesota.“It’s so hard to dig out of those holes against really good teams like we saw against Notre Dame,” junior forward Mason Jobst said. “We came back, but taking it to overtime. It’s hard to get three goals past [Notre Dame goaltender Cale Morris.”Grabbing an early lead is a good first step for any team. But with Ohio State, the step proves to be a giant leap. The Buckeyes have a record of 19-0-3 when scoring the first goal and an unblemished 16-0-0 record when leading after the first period.Jobst said those records have echoed around the locker room in preparation for anticipated tight games against top teams in the NCAA tournament with the team looking to dictate the pace of the game and not chase a two-goal deficit.“I think we really hammered it home in the locker room,” Jobst said. “Our coaches hammered it home all week that you just can’t afford it this time of year to give up a couple of goals early.”As a result, in the two NCAA tournament games against Princeton and Denver, the Buckeyes never trailed. The quick starts allow an Ohio State team to play to its strength, suffocating the opposition with sound defensive play. The Buckeyes have been able to hold onto these early leads thanks in large part to the third-best scoring defense in the country, which allows just 2.08 goals per game.Redshirt junior goaltender Sean Romeo said his game does not change whether his team leads or trails, but that getting the lead helps the team settle down defensively.“My job stays the same, but it definitely makes you feel a lot better looking up and seeing you have a lead,” Romeo said. “I think it gives the team confidence and helps us flow better.”Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik has repeatedly said this year’s success has been a product of all 27 players buying into a defensive structure that might not have been the most comfortable of moves coming from a team last year that was so offensive-minded. But here the Buckeyes are in the Frozen Four after a 20-year absence, thanks to that five-man connected defense. When a team falls behind the Buckeyes, the deficit forces it to get ahead of itself, acting uncharacteristically to try to cut corners to get back in the game. Rohlik said the self-applied pressure feeds into the defensive play of the Buckeyes. “All of the sudden, you get one goal, the other team is already going, ‘Boy, we got to get two to win.’ You score two. ‘We got to get three to win,’” Rohlik said. “Now, it starts putting the pressure on the other team. I think, really, that’s what that is.”Rohlik said he does not expect to see Minnesota-Duluth, the next opponent for the Buckeyes, “cheat the game.” “[If Minnesota-Duluth] gets down one or up one, it’s not going to change them. I feel we are not going to change either,” Rohlik said. “No matter what the score is, we are going to go 60 minutes. If we got to go longer, then we’ll go longer and I think they’ll do the same thing.” read more

Oxbridge should consider poor pupils with one B and two Cs at

Oxbridge should consider poor pupils with one B and two Cs at

Research found students admitted to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities with BCC grades at A-Level had an 80% chance of graduating with a degree and a 46% chance of leaving with a first or upper second, it claimed.The report concluded: “As it stands, the implementation of contextual admissions does not go far enough.“Research has shown that lowering advertised grades at high-tariff providers to BCC, for example, would broaden the pool of available applicants without a marked fall in academic standards.”High-tariff providers are generally universities requiring grades of AAB upwards at A-Level, including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.The OfS said information about students – such as whether they qualify for free school meals – should be considered by all universities when assessing a candidate.League table providers are facing pressure to tweak their criteria so universities which make a greater number of contextual admissions are not penalised.Several top institutions last year expressed concern that any change to their admissions practice would cause “reputational damage” as they plunged down the rankings.But the OfS said there remains “no clearly understood approach” to contextual admissions across the sector, with guidance on grades which varies widely.Sir Michael Barber, chairman of the OfS, said: “A young person from a council estate who gets decent A levels has often had to work a lot harder than the young person from a better off neighbourhood who gets a few grades more.“That’s why it is right that contextual admissions are now an increasing part of the picture.“When I visit great American universities, I’m struck by how they look beyond standardised test scores to see potential civic leaders, potential public servants, potential entrepreneurs who can succeed if given the chance to shine.“When it comes to trying to reach beyond their traditional intakes, these universities have got something to teach us.”The regulator also identified the need for “more diverse routes” into higher education, such as bridging course, foundation years and degree apprenticeships.Foundation years can be offered to students who miss their A-Level requirements or lack qualifications as a precursor to their degree course, while apprenticeships integrate study and work.The OfS hopes to eliminate the gulf between the most and least disadvantaged students at the country’s top universities within the next 20 years. Poor pupils with one B and two Cs at A-Level should be considered for places at Oxbridge to increase diversity in top institutions, the universities regulator has said. The Office for Students (OfS) claimed so-called contextual offers give bright students from deprived areas a route into university, without risking a fall in academic standards.It suggested England’s higher education sector needed to be “more ambitious” with how it handles applications from  candidates with deprived backgrounds, similar to US and Scottish institutions.Under the traditional admissions system, the focus on top A-Level grades risks shutting out students with great potential from disadvantaged backgrounds, the OfS suggested in a report.Candidates from the most affluent neighbourhoods are nearly six times more likely to reach the top universities than their peers on the opposite end of the social scale, data from 2018 showed.This comes despite a “significant growth” in the number of contextual offers over recent years, according to the OfS. 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. read more

Former manager admits to stealing €45 million from singer Alanis Morissette

Former manager admits to stealing €45 million from singer Alanis Morissette

first_imgFormer manager admits to stealing €4.5 million from singer Alanis Morissette The accused is said to have used the money to fuel a lavish lifestyle. 20,536 Views Share102 Tweet Email Jan 19th 2017, 11:01 AM Short URL 38 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3194039 Image: Chris Pizzello AP/Press Association Images By Associated Press Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 11:01 AM Image: Chris Pizzello AP/Press Association Images THE FORMER BUSINESS manager for Alanis Morissette has admitted embezzling more than €6.5 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said yesterday.Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for failing to report the embezzled funds, prosecutors said.Schwartz admitted stealing around €4.5 million from Morissette between May 2010 and January 2014.He used the money personally and falsely listed the cash withdrawals as “sundry/personal expenses” to cover up the crime.When confronted about the theft, Schwartz lied and said he invested the money in an illegal marijuana growing business, prosecutors said.Schwartz also admitted to stealing €2.16 million from five other clients who were not named in court documents or disclosed by attorneys in the case.Defense solicitors Nathan Hochman said Schwartz had fully cooperated with investigators and accepted responsibility.His plea deal calls for a sentence between four and six years in federal prison, though a judge could sentence him up to 23 years on the charges.Schwartz had offered financial guidance to some of the biggest stars while working at GSO Business Management, a firm that touts its relationship on its website with entertainers such as Katy Perry, 50 Cent and Tom Petty.Schwartz, who no longer works there, was said to represent Beyonce and Mariah Carey, who both appeared at a fundraiser last year in support of a heart disease charity he founded.The embezzlement was discovered after Morissette took her business elsewhere and her new money manager discovered millions of dollars missing and contacted GSO, according to lawsuits filed against Schwartz.GSO reviewed Schwartz’s other work and found the other thefts, said GSO attorney Chris Reeder, who sued Schwartz after he was removed from the firm.“This was shocking and disappointing,” Reeder said. “The company is very happy he’s being brought to justice and held accountable for his actions.”Reeder said GSO has since repaid all the money he stole from clients. The firm’s pending lawsuit against Schwartz said he used the money to fuel a lavish lifestyle that included a €47,000 trip to Bora Bora and a €70,000 debt at a Bahamas casino.Morissette settled her suit against Schwartz and the firm, according to a joint statement issued last year. Her publicist had no comment yesterday.Schwartz is scheduled to appear on 1 February in U.S. District Court on the criminal charges.Read: Paul McCartney is suing Sony to get the rights to Beatles songs backRead: Asian-American band The Slants takes copyright case to Supreme Court Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Intel un processeur doté de 24 heures dautonomie

Intel un processeur doté de 24 heures dautonomie

first_imgIntel : un processeur doté de 24 heures d’autonomie Du 13 au 15 septembre, se tenait à San Francisco l’Intel Developer Forum. A cette occasion, le constructeur de processeurs a dévoilé sa dernière invention : un processeur de huit coeurs doté d’une autonomie de 24 heures. Intel a frappé un grand coup lors de son forum annuel dédié aux développeurs qui s’est déroulé du 13 au 15 septembre à San Francisco aux Etats-Unis. A cette occasion, le fabricant américain de semi-conducteurs a présenté ce qui devrait être le processeur de 2013, baptisé Haswell. Un petit bijou dont les capacités ont fait sensation. À lire aussiLe premier programme informatique a été créé en 1842 par une femme !En effet, si l’on en croit le PDG d’Intel Paul Otellini : Haswell présenterait huit cœurs, un GPU amélioré et une gravure en 22 nanomètres mais surtout, il serait doté d’une autonomie de 24 heures sur laptop, rapporte Tom’s Guide.Une puce alimentée par un panneau solaireC’est ce que Intel a baptisé le “true all day computing”, autrement dit il sera possible de profiter pleinement de son terminal durant une journée entière et ce, sans le brancher une seule fois. Ajoutée à cela, la présentation a également révélé une autonomie, en veille, de 10 jours sur un OS tel que Windows 8, et ce grâce à des circuits optimisés. Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque le fabricant américain a également fait la démonstration d’une puce alimentée par un panneau solaire, capable de faire tourner un ordinateur sous Windows.Le 18 septembre 2011 à 12:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MindBlowing Harmony Sex Bot Coming Soon

MindBlowing Harmony Sex Bot Coming Soon

first_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain Stay on target The Harmony sex robot is nearly ready to blow your mind.Abyss Creations, maker of the life-size RealDoll sex toy, last year introduced the Harmony AI app.Available as a $20 annual subscription directly from Abyss subsidiary Realbotix, the artificial intelligence platform lets users create a unique digital personality.“Many of our clients rely on their imaginations to a great degree to impose imagined personalities on their dolls,” Abyss CEO Matt McMullen said in April 2017. “With the Harmony AI, they will be able to actually create these personalities instead of having to imagine them.”The company, however, is taking people even deeper into the uncanny valley with a new plastic-and-gear device folks can prop up on the sofa to Netflix and chill.“We’re looking at the end of August to get our first working setup,” McMullen told YouTuber “Brick Dollbanger” in a recent behind-the-scenes interview.That includes a completely revamped mobile app with an advanced “X-Mode,” which appears to add sensory integration, allowing the insentient android to respond with human-like expressions and sounds.“This has proven be, A, a little more difficult than we anticipated, but B … one of the most important aspects of this,” McMullen said, hopeful that his sex robot will be able to deliver “a truly mind-blowing experience when it comes to the intimacy.”“That’s what really is important to me,” he added.There is no word on other changes to the application: Whether this update will affect existing features like the ability to create the 3D woman of your dreams by adjusting body shape and size, skin color, and other physical features.Synthetic sex doesn’t come cheap, though: The Harmony animagnetic (an amalgamation of “animatronic” and “magnetic”) head costs $10,000. Plus, you’ll have to shell out thousands for a RealDoll body to which it attaches.Find out how a smart sex doll may save your relationship, but not your health problems. But the sex-bot revolution is coming—and fast. Learn more about the future of mechanized fornication here.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Driver in Vancouver rollover remains hospitalized

Driver in Vancouver rollover remains hospitalized

first_imgThe driver involved in a Sunday morning single-vehicle rollover in Vancouver remained hospitalized as of Tuesday morning.Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp identified the two occupants of the car as Tiffany N. McCash, 24, and Aaron R. Garza, 45, both of Vancouver.McCash, the driver, is still in the hospital, Kapp said in an email.Police said the crash was reported about 8 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 99 and Ross Street. Officers responding to the scene discovered a Subaru Forester had gone off the road and overturned at least once.Both McCash and Garza were taken to a local hospital with potentially serious injuries.“Speed was a factor in the crash, which is still being investigated,” Kapp said.last_img read more

Chris Smalling signs new United contract

Chris Smalling signs new United contract

first_imgManchester United defender Chris Smalling has put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2022.Smalling signed for Manchester United in July 2010 from Fulham and has been since become a starting member of the squad under different managers.Manchester United has confirmed that the 29-year-old has today agreed on a new deal with the option to extend for a further year.We are delighted to announce @ChrisSmalling has signed a new #MUFC contract.Congrats, Chris! 😃 pic.twitter.com/iKFK32ep84— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 15, 2018harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team,” Smalling told the club’s website.“It is a real honor to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”Manager Jose Mourinho welcomed the news of his deal saying: “I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,”“Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.”last_img read more

Wilmington Town Museum To Host Harvest Festival On October 14

Wilmington Town Museum To Host Harvest Festival On October 14

first_img(NOTE: The announcement is from the Town of Wilmington.)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… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington Town Museum & Wilmington Minutemen Hold Successful Harvest FestivalIn “Photo of the Day”REMINDER: Harvest Festival At Wilmington Town Museum This Sunday, October 14In “Community”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Town Museum and the Wilmington Minuteman Company are holding a family-friendly Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street).Experience old-fashioned farm life with open-pit cooking and other food skills, candle-making, games of the past and more.  Tour Wilmington’s 18th century house museum. See the Wilmington Company of Minutemen at their headquarters. Enjoy some apple crisp and other seasonal goodies. Free admission.last_img read more

Free iPhone XR on TMobile when you trade in an iPhone X

Free iPhone XR on TMobile when you trade in an iPhone X

first_img Phones Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Review • iPhone XR review: The best iPhone value in years See It Boost Mobile Sprint T-Mobile will give you a free iPhone XR when you trade in an old iPhone. Angela Lang/CNET On Wednesday, T-Mobile made it easier for you to get your hands on a new iPhone XR. The carrier launched a promotion that nets you the XR when you trade in an old iPhone. The iPhone XR launched last year alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max. In his in-depth iPhone XR review, CNET’s Scott Stein wrote, “The iPhone XR is the best iPhone for the price, delivering most of the advantages of the iPhone XS for hundreds less.” See it 6:35 0 $749 Post a comment Share your voice $749 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 reading • Free iPhone XR on T-Mobile when you trade in an iPhone X or earlier Apple iPhone XR Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It Best Buy Apple iPhone XR: It’s the iPhone you should buy Now playing: Watch this: 25 Photos See It • CNET may get a commission from retail offers. But obviously a deal that sounds this good has some fine print. So here’s what you need to know. First, you don’t get the phone for free. Instead you are compensated for $750 over the course of 36 months. That comes out to around $20.84 a month, each month from now until March 2022 or thereabouts. Next, to be eligible for the free iPhone XR, you need to activate two new lines of service with T-Mobile. And last, you have to trade in an eligible phone in good condition. Here are phones that will count toward the deal. iPhone XiPhone 8iPhone 8 PlusiPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusiPhone 6iPhone 6 PlusT-Mobile’s deal will only last a limited time or until supply runs out. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XR (64GB, black) Preview • iPhone XR: Why the cheapest 2018 iPhone might be the one you want See All $749 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $749 The iPhone XR in blue looks stellar under a macro lens Tags T-Mobile Applelast_img read more

Breaking Indian batting lineup restricted to just 224 by wily Afghan spinners

Breaking Indian batting lineup restricted to just 224 by wily Afghan spinners

first_imgTwitter/BCCIAfghanistan have looked out of their depth in this World Cup. The main reason seems to be the neutralisation of their biggest weapon – spin bowling – on pitches which hardly offer anything to the tweakers. But against India, the Afghan boys found a track that brought them back into the game. The slow and gripping wicket at Southampton was the perfect stage for Afghan bowlers to show their skills.The trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rahman tangled India up and prevented them from scoring in the fluent manner expected of them. The Afghan charge started early with Mujeeb getting the big wicket of Rohit Sharma with a beautiful delivery that gripped and spun past Rohit’s bat to rattle the stumps.However, captain Virat Kohli looked as effective as ever and looked set for a hundred. He was prevented from that by a cut shot which went in the air towards short third man and into the hands of the fielder – another example of the ball holding up.KL Rahul and Vijay Shankar also had to bat in a subdued manner. When Kohli was dismissed, India were 4/135 in 30.3 overs. The difficulty of getting the ball away for boundary didn’t allow the pair of Dhoni and Jadhav to get going. The big assault expected from these two never came as MSD was out stumped in a desperate attempt to go for a big hit against Rashid. The Afghan leggie, who had conceded more than 100 in the last match, was bowling near-maidens when the Indians wanted to press the accelerator.Eventually, Hardik Pandya couldn’t overcome the difficulties of scoring on this pitch as even the seamers started bowling slower deliveries. In the end, India had to be contend with 224/8 in 50 overs. 34 out of these 50 were bowled by spinners including 5 by part-timer Rahmat Shah.Now the big question is: Will Indian spinners be able to trouble Afghan batsmen as much or more? They need to, otherwise, we may be looking at the biggest upset of the tournament so far.last_img read more

Texas Moves To Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

Texas Moves To Soften Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

first_imgAP Photo/LM Otero, FileFILE – In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, a sign in a window tells of photo ID requirements for voting at a polling location in Richardson, Texas. A weakened Texas voter ID law moved closer to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk on Tuesday with the state House approving legislation that waters down an original version that a judge compared to a “poll tax” and ruled had intentionally discriminated against minorities.Republicans are pushing changes with urgency: the Texas Legislature has less than a week left to pass bills before adjourning until 2019, and federal courts that have confronted the state over voting rights in recent years are watching.The new version passed by the GOP-controlled Texas House doesn’t expand the list of acceptable photo identifications — meaning gun licenses remain sufficient proof to vote, but not college student IDs. In April, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos again ruled that the strict requirements disadvantaged minorities, effectively dampening the electoral power of Texas’ surging Hispanic population.But Republicans say virtually no one will be turned away now. The new version would allow people who lack a required ID to cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit and bring paperwork that shows their name and address, such as a bank statement or utility bill.Democrats balked at the inclusion of criminal penalties for lying on the affidavit, saying voters could be prosecuted over making honest mistakes on the form.“I know a court has ruled otherwise but as someone who was here in 2011, I don’t believe any of us intended to discriminate,” said Republican state Rep. Phil King, who carried the changes in the House.The new Texas law would closely track with changes imposed by a federal appeals court before the 2016 election. King said he hopes the law is now improved to the point “that the court will say ‘good job.’”But courts may remain dissatisfied. Federal courts have taken Texas to task over voting rights this year — in March, a separate three-judge panel in San Antonio ruled that Republicans racially gerrymandered congressional districts in 2011, the same year the voter ID law passed.The rulings have raised the potential of Texas becoming the first state dragged back under federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 gutted the federal Voting Rights Act, which had required states with troubled racial histories to submit election changes for approval.Ramos has scheduled a June hearing in Corpus Christi. Abbott last weekend took the unusual step of declaring the voter ID bill a legislative priority with only days remaining to get the measure to his desk.The Texas Legislature adjourns on Monday.Abbott and other Texas Republicans have continued pressing the need for voting safeguards in the face of court setbacks. In February, a Mexican national, Rosa Maria Ortega, was sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud — a stark sentence, given that voter fraud convictions are rare and often result in probation. Her attorney said she was green card holder who was brought to the U.S. as a baby and mistakenly believed she was eligible to vote.Under the modified ID law, knowingly lying on an affidavit to vote would be a misdemeanor, which Democrats argued could keep people at home on Election Day over fear of incorrectly filling out the form.“No person should have to fear losing their freedom by going to vote,” said Democratic state Rep. Ramon Romero, whose Fort Worth district is 80 percent Hispanic. “We are beginning to chill who goes out to vote.” Sharelast_img read more

Mosby Accusations of Baltimore Police Misconduct Will be Available at Trial

Mosby Accusations of Baltimore Police Misconduct Will be Available at Trial

first_imgCharges of a Baltimore police officer’s past or present misconduct will now be available at trial, a State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) press release announced Friday.If an Internal Affairs (IA) file of such charges exists, officers testifying in court must provide it with or without SA prompting, the release continues.Marilyn Mosby at a February Southwest District Public Safety Meeting (Courtesy photo)“Officers will have to relay this information to the ASA at the earliest opportunity, whether or not the misconduct issues have been resolved,” the release said.To coordinate between SAO and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), a new Baltimore City Law Department Criminal Liaison will assess and satisfy SAO requests for full records within 48 hours.As part of the process, an electronic copy is to be delivered directly to the Assistant State’s Attorney handling the case and these officer witnesses.These IA files, because they may exonerate or even potentially exonerate the defendant, must be delivered to the defense during discovery as determined in the 1963 Supreme Court opinion Brady v. Maryland.“Our hope is that this new process, not only streamlines the process for disclosing IA files, but also lends itself to more transparency within our local criminal justice system and processes,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in the same release. “These changes should relieve some of the burden on the court to resolve IA file disputes between my agency and the defense bar, as well as make these files accessible more quickly.”This announcement and new practice comes just days after new Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner was compelled by court order to release a list of 29 Philadelphia police officers forbidden to testify in court. The “secret” list named officers known, suspected or alleged to be corrupt.Krasner’s predecessor, R. Seth Williams, the author of the Philadelphia list, is currently serving a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to one charge of corruption and admitting to the underlying facts of 28 other similar charges.last_img read more