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Province Launches New Employment Services Network Across Nova Scotia

first_img more front line staff increased focus on career counselling for youth more effective recruitment support for businesses expansion of services across the province for people with barriers to employment support for career practitioner certification and professional development North Sydney, 105 King St. – Sept. 13 Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association Windsor, 80 Water St., Windsor Mall – Sept. 20 Digby Disabilities Employment Solutions Job Resource Centre Shelburne, 3588 Highway 3 – Sept. 20 Yarmouth, 103 Water St. – Oct. 25 Peopleworx Liverpool, 7A Henry Hensey Dr. – Sept. 20 Bridgewater, 215 Dominion St. – Sept. 20 Hubbards, 10 Pte. Richard Green Lane – Sept. 21 “Working with the employment services team at Futureworx has helped me with my recruitment needs,” said Michael Jodrey, Jodrey and Company Ltd. “I needed more employees, and with their help, I was able to access recruitment advice and support which ultimately helped grow my business.” While the overall budget remains the same, the Nova Scotia Works system reduces administration and infrastructure costs from 53 per cent down to 27 per cent. More front line staff were hired with the savings to focus on employer engagement, client service, and outreach to schools. Qualified career practitioners and counsellors will deliver a consistent suite of services including career counselling, job search services and resources, job coaching, job development, employment workshops, and employer engagement. “With the transformation of employment services in the province, we now have a more relevant suite of options, tools and supports available for our clients,” said Randy Lindsay, Futureworx executive director. “This will enhance our ability to connect job seekers with available positions and help individuals, employers and our communities realize their potential.” The transformation of Nova Scotia’s employment services was a key recommendation in the Transition Task Force report released in June. The report is online at http://novascotia.ca/lae/pubs/docs/From-School-to-Success-Clearing-the-Path.pdf . This system is funded by the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement. For more information, and a list of Nova Scotia Works employment centres, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/works Nova Scotians can visit the new centres in their communities as they launch over the next few weeks. The following Nova Scotia Works employment service centres are holding open houses on the dates indicated: Southwest Employment Service Northside Employment and Resource Centre Port Hawkesbury, 811 Reeves St. Unit 6 – Sept. 16center_img Eastern Passage, 1515 Main Rd. – Sept. 7 Sheet Harbour, 22756 Highway #7 – Sept. 8 Cole Harbour, 5 Cumberland Dr. (Cumberland Plaza) – Sept. 9 Dartmouth, 14-118 Wyse Rd. – Sept. 12 Dartmouth, 35 Wilfred Jackson Way – Sept. 14 Musquodoboit, 12943 Highway 224 – Sept. 16 Halifax, 2269 Gottingen St. – Sept. 19 Porters Lake, 5228 Highway 7 – Sept. 21 Sydney, 399 Charlotte St. – Oct. 4 Le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse Coldbrook – 11 Opportunity Lane – Sept. 19 Middleton – 298 Marshall St. Sept. 23 Digby, 87 Warwick St. – Dec. 9 EmployAbility Partnership Career Connections Amherst, 63 Victoria St. – Sept. 16 Springhill, 166 Junction Rd. – Sept. 21 Church Point, 1649 Highway 1 – Sept. 9 Tusket, 1 Slocumb Cres. – Sept. 13 YMCA The province launched its new employment services system, Nova Scotia Works, today, Sept. 6, at the Elmsdale Futureworx Job Search Centre, a Nova Scotia Works employment services centre. The new system will strengthen Nova Scotia’s workforce by providing better front line services and support for youth, job seekers and employers. “We’ve been working hard to ensure all Nova Scotians looking for work have access to the employment services they need, no matter where they live,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “This new system will provide the support they need to find a good job, and it will also help employers find skilled workers.” Government began working with service providers in November to redesign the $23-million employment services system. The new system includes: Guysborough, 996 Highway 16 Unit C, Chedabucto Centre – Sept. 16 Antigonish, 50 James St. – Sept. 23last_img read more

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CM tells EC to ensure peaceful impartial polls in last phase

first_imgKolkata: Just hours before the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Saturday requesting him to ensure “peaceful and impartial” elections in the state without “undue” interference from the BJP.Banerjee’s letter assumes significance as nine Parliamentary constituencies in the state are going for polls in Bengal on Sunday, the last phase of the elections. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”In the final phase of election tomorrow (Sunday), I would request your good office to kindly ensure that election is completed peacefully, impartially and without any undue interference of the Central government and without any intervention of the ruling party at the Centre. I would request you to kindly protect democratic institutions and federal structure of the country and extend due respect to the Opposition parties,” her letter read. She had alleged that there has been “a number of illegal, unconstitutional and biased decisions” during the election process because of “undue advantage of the Central government and the ruling party at the Centre”. She had pointed out that this has harassed not only the state administration and its officers but also the common people of the state. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen”All evidences show that the roadshow of the BJP national president (Amit Shah) in Kolkata on May 14 was allowed by withdrawing Section 144 in the area by the new Commissioner of Police appointed by the Election Commission. The roadshow was a deliberate, intentional and criminal conspiracy to vandalise the culture and heritage of the city and to defame the state government and its people,” she wrote. She further questioned the legality of appointment of two retired officers as Special Observers and alleged that these officers had shown “partisan attitude and has always complied with the instructions of the Central government”. She has reiterated that all these issues were brought to the Commission’s notice but no justice has been done. Meanwhile, in another major development before the last phase of polls, the Commission restricted the entry of BJP leader Mukul Roy in all the nine constituencies which go to polls on Sunday. 1,49,63,143 voters are expected to exercise their franchise on Sunday in the Lok Sabha polls at Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Kolkata North, Kolkata South, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, Mathurapur (SC) and Joynagar (SC). The total number of candidates for this phase of polls is 111, with the highest number of candidates — 21 — being from Kolkata North constituency. The total number of polling stations are 17,042 that are located in 9,230 polling premises. “There will be deployment of Central Forces in all the booths and all other necessary security measures to ensure free and fair elections,” said Sanjay Basu, Additional CEO, Bengal. Assembly by-elections will also be held in four Assembly constituencies – Darjeeling, Islampur, Habibpur (ST) and Bhatpara in which 828123 electors are expected to cast their voting rights for as many as 34 candidates. Interestingly, in Darjeeling, the number of female voters is 1,19,241 which is more than the number of male voters at 1,15,756. The Election Commission has also undertaken a slew of measures so that the voters face little difficulty in casting their votes in the scorching heat with the Alipore weather office predicting temperature on the higher side accompanied by nearly 95 percent relative humidity.last_img read more

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Europes Vega rocket launch with UAE satellite fails

PARIS — The launch of a European Vega rocket carrying an imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates failed about two minutes after liftoff from the European base in French Guiana.Arianespace, which markets the satellite, said in a brief statement on Thursday that the Wednesday night launch ended after a “launcher anomaly occurred” bringing the mission to an early end.The statement said that anomaly occurred shortly after ignition of the second stage.It added that an analysis of data quickly got underway, and an independent inquiry commission was to be set up in the hours ahead.The launch, with its Falcon Eye 1 payload, was originally set for July 7 but was postponed because of high-altitude winds.It was the 15th launch of Europe’s Vega rocket and first failure.The Associated Press read more

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One more movie Hollywood consistently casts Steve Jobs as mesmerizing visionary cruel

by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Oct 9, 2015 8:08 am MDT Last Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this image released by Universal Pictures, Michael Fassbender, left, as Steve Jobs, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, appear in a scene from the film, “Steve Jobs.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Francois Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP) One more movie: Hollywood consistently casts Steve Jobs as mesmerizing visionary, cruel man SAN FRANCISCO – Apple co-founder Steve Jobs became renowned for conjuring a “reality distortion field” that made people believe whatever he wanted.If he were still around, it’s easy to imagine that Jobs would be summoning all his powers of persuasion to protect a legacy that’s getting muddied with each cinematic take on his fascinating life.“Steve Jobs,” which opened Friday, is the latest movie to examine a charismatic visionary who mesmerized the masses with his trendsetting gadgets while alienating his subordinates and friends with an almost-inhumane cruel streak.It’s the second movie about a Silicon Valley icon written by Aaron Sorkin, who won an Academy Award in 2011 for “The Social Network,” a dramatization of the friends and enemies that Mark Zuckerberg made while building Facebook into an Internet power.Zuckerberg, now 31, ridiculed that movie as mostly fiction and publicly lamented, “I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive.”Jobs’ supporters probably won’t be happy with Sorkin’s posthumous interpretation of Jobs either, even though previously released movies have drawn similar portraits depicting him as an acid-dropping hippie turned megalomaniacal genius who berated and betrayed people.Here’s a look at how the latest biopic compares with some of its predecessors:___“STEVE JOBS” (2015)This is the most provocative and best acted of the bunch, spearheaded by Michael Fassbender, who stars as Jobs. The story unfolds in a much different format, but the overriding message is the same: Jobs was a tortured soul who tortured those around him while striving to design machines that were made better than he was.The film, based loosely on a bestselling book by Jobs’ hand-picked biographer Walter Isaacson, unfolds in three acts that take place before three presentations orchestrated by Jobs: the 1984 debut of the Macintosh computer; a 1988 showcase for the NeXT computer; and the 1998 unveiling of the iMac.None of the pre-event scenes or dialogue actually occurred, but the drama is designed to capture the relentless drive and haunting demons that made Jobs who he was. Director Danny Boyle describes the movie as a “heightened version of real life” while Sorkin calls it a “painting and not a photograph.”The story is told through Jobs’ interactions with six central figures in his life: his former marketing chief, Joanna Hoffman; his former girlfriend Chrisann Brennan; Apple co-founder and friend Steve Wozniak; former Apple engineer Andy Hertzfeld; former Apple CEO John Sculley; and Lisa, the daughter that Jobs refused to acknowledge for many years.Wozniak (played by Seth Rogen) delivers two of the film’s pivotal lines when he tells Jobs, “Your products are better than you are,” and “You can be decent and gifted at the same time.”___“JOBS” (2013)Ashton Kutcher didn’t get an Oscar nomination for his interpretation of Jobs like some critics are already predicting Fassbender will get, but give Kutcher credit for nailing a lot of the real man’s mannerisms, including the loping way he walked.The movie picks up on Jobs’ life as a bare-foot, shaggy dropout at Reed College in Oregon and follows the path that led to him teaming up with Wozniak to start Apple in 1976, recruiting Sculley to become CEO, leaving Apple in a power struggle, and returning to engineer the greatest comeback story in corporate history.Along the way, the movie features scenes showing Jobs ripping off Wozniak on a job for video-game maker Atari; denying stock to early Apple employees who were once his friends; and berating Apple workers.Shortly before Sculley ousts Jobs from Apple, a tearful Wozniak (played by Josh Gad) wonders what happened to the friend he knew when they were making illegal boxes to make free long-distance phone calls. “You are the beginning and end of your own world,” Wozniak tells Jobs.This movie ends on an upbeat note, with Kutcher, as Jobs, narrating “Here’s To the Crazy Ones,” a famous TV commercial that ran as part of Apple’s “Think Different” campaign. (Although Jobs did record a version of this bit, Apple wound up airing a version narrated by actor Richard Dreyfuss.)___“STEVE JOBS: MAN IN THE MACHINE” (2015)This documentary from another Academy Award winner, Alex Gibney, leaves viewers with an appreciation for Jobs’ achievements and a disdain for his often boorish behaviour.It’s a particularly damning portrait because it’s told through clips of Jobs himself and interviews with some of the people who knew him best. The list of participants includes: Brennan, Lisa’s mother, and Daniel Kottke, who befriended Jobs at Reed College and became one of Apple’s early employees only to be denied stock when the company went public.What the movie lacks is the perspective of Jobs’ admirers, including Apple executives who still lionize him. Among that group is Eddy Cue, the company’s senior vice-president of Internet software and services, who blasted the film in a March tweet as “an inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend.”___“PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY” (1999)This made-for-TV movie came out before Jobs transformed Apple and society with the release the iPod, iPhone and iPad.Jobs, played by Noah Wyle, shares top billing with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in this movie, based on the book “Fire In The Valley.” It covers Jobs’ staunch refusal to recognize Lisa as his daughter and his caustic attitude toward people.Although the movie depicts Jobs as the hipper of the two men, the more nerdy Gates ends up outmanoeuvring his rival to get the technology that became Windows and helped turn Microsoft into the world’s most valuable company at one point. The movie closes with Gates looking down at Jobs from a giant video screen during a 1997 conference announcing that Microsoft had invested $150 million in Apple at a time it nearly declared bankruptcy.If that is how the story had really ended, there probably would have never been another movie made about Jobs. read more

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UN reports drop in food prices for third consecutive month

In a news release, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its most recent Food Price Index dropped 1.1 per cent from November. The decline from 213 to 209 points was largely due to the continuing decrease in the international prices of cereals, oils and fats. The Index measures the monthly change in international prices of a basket of 55 food commodities, including meat, dairy, sugar, and cereals. The prices for cereals also increased slightly, while sugar and oils prices fell. “The result marks a reversal from the situation last July, when sharply rising prices prompted fears of a new food crisis,” said the Assistant Director-General in charge of FAO’s Economic and Social Development Department, Jomo Sundaram. “But international coordination, including through the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), as well as flagging demand in a stagnant international economy, helped ensure the price spike was short-lived and calmed markets so that 2012 prices ended up below the previous year’s levels,” he added. According to its website, the AMIS initiative – for which the Secretariat is based at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy – seeks to enhance food market transparency and encourage coordination of policy action in response to market uncertainty, mainly focusing on four foods that are particularly important in international markets: wheat, maize, rice and soybeans. As a whole, the Index averaged 212 points in 2012, seven per cent less than in 2011. The sharpest falls in prices were registered in sugars, dairy products and oils, and to a lesser extent in cereals and meat. From July to September, cereal prices had steadily increased due to uncertainties and tight supplies. However, they began dropping in October because of weaker demand for supplies in industrial uses. In December, maize prices fell sharply as large export supplies in South America relieved market pressure. Rice prices also dipped last month due to the expectations of good harvests, but wheat values remained virtually unchanged. Oils and fats prices experienced a 1.9 per cent drop mainly due to the continued build up of large global inventories of palm oil, and sugar prices decreased only marginally. FAO noted that an increase in global sugar production, especially in Brazil, kept international prices down for much of the second half of 2012. Meat prices registered a slight decrease as pig prices fell by 2 per cent, the agency stated, while dairy prices rose by 0.9 per cent – they were the only commodities to have experienced a rise in price as the dairy market is increasingly susceptible to supply changes related to pasture conditions, feed availability and affordability. read more

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New shiploader contract for Andacollo for copper concentrate Chile

first_imgB&W Mechanical Handling Limited has recently commissioned its second major project in South America within the last 18 months. Following on the successful installation of its mobile shiploader at Port of Salaverry in Peru, the company has now supplied a fully integrated system to AMEC International Chile to handle copper concentrate.AMEC is providing engineering and project management services to the Carmen de Andacollo project in Chile. AMEC’s project scope included a 55,000 t/d concentrator with tailings and ancillary facilities and its involvement started in the early planning stages, followed by feasibility design and engineering, procurement and construction management services. The concentrator was completed during 2009.The Carmen de Andacollo mine is located in central Chile, adjacent to the town of Andacollo, approximately 55 km southeast of La Serena and 350 km north of Santiago. The mine is located near the southern limit of the Atacama Desert at an elevation of 1,000 m. The contract also included the construction of new shiploading facilities at the nearby Port of Coquimbo to out load the copper concentrate at rates up to 1,000 t/h.“B&W enjoys the benefits of being fully integrated into the substantial and respected International Aumund Group with strategically placed offices in more than 10 countries and representatives in over 40,” says Aumund.The integrated system supplied to AMEC comprises three main equipment types; i) a 36 m boom, rubber-tyred mobile shiploader, ii) a mobile telescopic link conveyor with radial travel having a closed length of 26 m and extendable to 41 m and iii) a fixed length link conveyor 20 m long. Working in combination these allow material which has been transported to the quay area on a fixed conveyor system to be transferred efficiently in to the vessels. The effective linear travel capability for the system is around 100 m.This totally mobile system provides maximum operational flexibility and enables trouble free loading at any point into a 50,000 DWT vessel. The equipment can be easily withdrawn from the key side and stowed when not in use retaining the multiuse berth functionality for other commodities and vessel types. The deflected boom arrangement supported mid-span on hydraulic lift cylinders giving an elevation of 15 to 30o, enables efficient loading into a variety of vessel sizes up to a freeboard height from the quay of 13.4 m and beam of 30 m.  Full mobility is achieved by the inclusion of an on-board 110 kW diesel generator/electric drive combination power pack and B&W’s unique ‘New Generation Travel’ wheel system. In addition to the powered in-line and parallel travel offered on all machines this new system provides infinite combinations of wheel alignment enabling extra features of radial boom slewing and multi-angle crabbing. This is achieved by independently moveable and rotating wheel assemblies controlled via a PLC.At the shiploader delivery-end accurate ship trimming is achieved through a steel Telescopic Trimming Chute with a variable fore and aft angle range of plus/minus 30o. At the base of the Telescopic Trimming Chute is a hydraulically driven 360o radial trimmer. Dust is controlled throughout the system by the inclusion of dust extraction units located at the tail transfer point and the head end discharge position. Dust covers provide additional protection over the length of the conveyors.Since no special civil works are required the Mobile Shiploader may operate on any suitable existing quay area or river berth using existing infrastructure thus drastically reducing the capital cost of a new export facility with the further benefit of fast track availability. The flexibility and fast track availability offered by mobile equipment allows the port operator to react to changing market conditions taking advantage of often short term contracts. Aumund asys that “in a rapidly changing export commo­dity market, the Mobile Option may be confidently selected in the knowledge that the equipment may be easily relocated or even resold if a contract is terminated.”last_img read more

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PC tablet smartphone shortages may hit in June

first_imgFor consumers in the West the news of the Japanese earthquake had us all worried about the people there, and being charitable to help them out. But beyond that, we have yet to really experience any repercussions from the natural disaster. Come June those repercussions look likely to hit the tech sector and the gadgets we buy.DigiTimes is reporting that component manufacturers are on the brink of running out of stocks for key components. This is down to the problems the earthquake caused such as destroying ports, taking manufacturing plants offline, or making it impossible to get materials to certain areas of the country by any transportation means available.There’s also a compounding problem because manufacturing in China is being hit due to a shortage of labor.AdChoices广告The components most likely to be affected include MLCC (used in integrated circuits), motherboards, and the glass used for touchscreens. If such shortages start to appear then shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones will be forced to slowdown.The issue stems from growing demand for devices such as tablets and smartphones. As the big brands continue to market and rollout new devices so the demand goes up. This increased demand coupled with difficulties in the supply chain ultimately leads to shortages. The breaking point is expected to be June onwards as supplies are going out as usual this month.Manufacturers are denying there is a shortage coming, but this is thought to be a tactic to stop panic and keep component prices steady. Companies including Asus, Acer, Motorola, HTC, Quanta, and of course Apple, are believed to be buying as much stock as they can to weather the storm.The impact for the consumer may be two-fold. While products won’t disappear from store shelves suddenly, the stock coming in will be limited meaning some outlets may run out for days at a time. Longer term, vendors may be forced to put prices up because if a shortage does happen then components will automatically get more expensive to buy. Ultimately that cost will get passed on to the end user.Come the holiday season this year we might all be buying more expensive gadgets, or having to choose different models because the one we want has become unavailable.More at DigiTimeslast_img read more

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Amazon loses fight to control the amazon gTLD

first_imgIt may not surprise you to hear that Amazon has lost in its bid to control the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) .amazon. While many in the Western world associate the name Amazon with online shopping, quick delivery, and Kindles, the word Amazon has a much more important meaning, especially to people in Brazil and Peru.Basically, Brazil and Peru claimed .amazon was legally their name to use based on the fact the Amazon river runs through both countries. Brazil also has that well known rainforest by the same name. ICANN’s Governmental Affairs Committee agreed and voted not to let Amazon take control of the domain. An ICANN vote could still see Amazon gain the rights to the gTLD, but it seems very unlikely now the committee has ruled against it.So we won’t be seeing any .amazon links that lead to Amazon’s website, unless of course, the Brazilian government decides to become an affiliate and push traffic to the e-tailer through them. I also think this decision is doing Amazon a favor. .amazon is a bit long for the end of a URL. The company would be better off using a shortened version such a .amzn, it’s quicker to type and looks better when paired with categories, e.g. dvd.amzn, bluray.amzn, ebooks.amzn.Amazon is actually attempting to register and control over 80 new gTLDs, and .amazon isn’t the only one where they are facing opposition. As you’d expect, there’s more than a few people upset by their applications for .book and .shop.last_img read more

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Pedestrian seriously injured after early morning collision on Navan backroad

first_img Image: Google Maps A 33-YEAR-OLD male pedestrian was seriously injured early this morning when he was struck by a car on the Kentstown Road, Navan.The incident occurred at 4.35am this morning and gardaí and Emergency Services were called to the scene.The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; his condition is understood to be serious.The driver of the car was uninjured.The scene of the collision is preserved for examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local traffic diversions are in place.Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Navan Garda Station 046-9036100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Read: Man with loaded handgun chased by gardaí through Dublin parkRead: 21-year-old man killed in late night collision Image: Google Maps 5 Comments Share Tweet Email1 Feb 25th 2017, 11:41 AM 16,275 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Pedestrian seriously injured after early morning collision on Navan backroad Gardaí in Navan are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Co Meath. Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 11:41 AM http://jrnl.ie/3258629 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Premier walks for harmony

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Victorian Premier, John Brumby, is leading a community walk July 12 to reaffirm the government’s commitment to our multicultural community. Walk for Harmony will show the community’s support for Victoria’s cultural and religious diversity. The chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC),George Lekakis.  said, “Now is the time to highlight to a national and international audience that our commitment to multiculturalism is stronger than ever and that the Victorian community values the contributions that people from around the world have made to our State.” He added, “I call on all Victorians to join the Premier for this important display of unity to the rest of the world.” At the conclusion of the Walk, participants will hear from our speakers and enjoy an exciting musical performance. Walk for Harmony will commence on Sunday July 12 at 1:00pm at the Carlton Gardens, and will travel along La Trobe and Swanston Streets and finish at Federation Square. To discuss ways for your organisation to become involved contact Paul Leonard at the VMC on 9651 0672.last_img read more

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Bretagne dixhuit autres sangliers retrouvés morts

first_imgBretagne : dix-huit autres sangliers retrouvés mortsMardi, dix huit cadavres de sangliers ont été trouvés sur une plage bretonne. Cela porte à vingt-huit le nombre total d’animaux morts découverts. Pour l’instant, on ignore encore la cause de leur décès, reposant ainsi la question de l’écotoxicité des algues vertes qui prolifèrent sur les plages.Dix-huit nouveaux cadavres de sangliers ont été retrouvés mardi sur une plage de Bretagne fermée en raison de la prolifération d’algues vertes, portant le total à 28 bêtes mortes au même endroit depuis début juillet, informe Reuters. Se posent désormais le problème de déterminer la cause de leur décès. Si les végétaux toxiques sont pointés du doigt, d’autres hypothèses sont également envisagées. Les chercheurs ont ainsi procédé à plusieurs analyses qui commencent à fournir des réponses. Un taux de cyanobactéries alarmant près des sangliersÀ lire aussiSoleil : Pourquoi est-ce que l’on bronze ?C’est à la suite de la découverte d’un total de dix cadavres de sangliers, le 24 juillet, dans l’estuaire du Gouessant, dans les Côtes d’Armor, qu’une série de prélèvement d’eau a été effectuée. Et l’un des prélèvements “fait paraître un résultat en cyanobactérie qui se trouve au dessus du seuil d’alerte mais en dessous du seuil de danger”, indique un communiqué de la préfecture.Ainsi, “une des hypothèses que nous émettons est que les animaux aient pu boire l’eau d’un plan d’eau victime d’eutrophisation (prolifération d’algues) et qui pourrait contenir des cyanobactéries” dont certaines espèces sont toxiques, a dit à l’AFP Gilles Huet, délégué général de l’association Eau et Rivières de Bretagne. Les algues vertes seraient donc bien responsables du décès des animaux. “En pourrissant, les algues vertes dégagent un jus noir qui s’infiltre dans le sable et forme une vase qui peut être fortement chargée en hydrogène sulfuré”, explique Yves-Marie Le Lay, président de l’association Sauvegarde du Trégor. Dès 2005, les informations de la journée scientifique de la bactérie, renseignaient sur deux points : 50 % des efflorescences algales (augmentation de la concentration des cyanobactéries, elle-même favorisée par la pollution de nitrates) libèrent des endotoxines potentiellement dangereuses pour l’homme et les animaux. Elles affectent principalement la peau et les muqueuses, le foie et le système nerveux. Le 27 juillet 2011 à 14:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Wolves target Wu Lei

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers are looking to sign winger Wu Lei from Shanghai SIPG, according to Sports Mole.The Midlands club have identified the Chinese winger as a possible addition to the club’s playing staff.The newly promoted Premier League team are looking to strengthen their team as they prepare for the challenge at hand, and it is believed that owners Fosun International are looking to bring in a high-profile Chinese player.Reports in the media suggest Wolves are keen to sign Wu Lei at some point in the future once the player completely recovers from his Achilles injury.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Wu is Shanghai SIPG all-time top scorer and record appearance maker with 155 goals in 328 appearances whilst also scoring 11 times in 55 appearances for his country, China.The 26-year-old has spent his entire professional football career with Shanghai SIPG but has stated his desire to play in Europe at some point.Wolves have made some important signings so far this season as they look to make huge impact in the Premier League this season.last_img read more

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Tremezzo To Hold Fundraiser For Wilmingtons May Center School For Autism On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street) is donating 15% of its eat-in and takeout sales for lunch and dinner to the May Center School for Autism in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.The event is organized by AA Premier Properties, which has selected the May Center for Autism as its “Charity of the Year.” The May Center School provides full-day, year-round educational and vocational services for children and adolescents with autism and other special needs from preschool to age 22.The flyer isn’t necessary. Just make sure to mention the fundraiser to your waiter!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, July 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WHS Local Heroes Club To Hold Fundraiser To Benefit Veterans At 99 Restaurant On Sept. 11In “Community”A DAY FOR REEGAN: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser Set For November 16In “Community”last_img read more

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Plastic carry bag makers warned GMC

first_imgGuntur: GMC Public Health Officer Sobha Rani urged the people not to use carry bags having less than fifty microns thickness. She conducted a meeting with the plastic carry bag manufacturers in the GMC Council Hall on Saturday. Speaking on this occasion, she said that the government banned use of plastic carry bags having less than fifty microns thickness and urged the manufacturers not to manufacture carry bags having less than fifty microns and not to sell in the market. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us She warned that if the GMC will seize the less than fifty microns thickness carry bags, it will impose a penalty of Rs 5,000 and file a case. She suggested people to use cloth bags and paper bags instead of plastic carry bags to save the environment. GMC environment engineer Ravindra Naik, official Anand Kumar were among those present.last_img read more

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Be part of development BJP

first_imgWarangal: The Central government led by BJP has shown what development is all about in its last five-year rule, party Warangal Urban District President Rao Padma Reddy said.Leading the party’s membership drive in the 11th Division of the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) here on Tuesday, she said Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his workmanship was able to carve out a niche for himself in the hearts of people. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us “Modi government worked in accordance with the people’s aspirations. The kind of transparency and the accountability dispensed in Modi’s governance fetched the BJP 303 seats in recent Parliament elections,” Padma said. Modi didn’t give any scope for mistakes like the decade0long regime of the Congress, she said, explaining reasons for BJP’s success. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us She urged people to dedicate themselves for nation’s service by joining the BJP. “Be part of new India by supporting Narendra Modi Government,” Padma said. The membership drive was organised by BJP SC Morcha leader Martin Luther, 11th Division party president Boddu Rakesh. Senior leaders Sangani Jagadeeshwar, Bakam Harishankar, Mandala Suresh, Manthena Ramesh, Keshapaka Kumar, Botla Vinay, Polepaka Kumar, Polepaka Rajasekhar, Daseta Sudhakar and Kathula Srinivas Yadav were among others present.last_img read more

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Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Recognize Typos and Misspellings

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. App developers should be seeing increased visibility in Apple’s App Store. A few weeks ago Apple made a slight change to its App Store search engine in order to return better results for misspelled queries. The changes mean that poor spellers and users with imprecise typing skills will have an easier time finding what they’re looking for.That, in turn, means developers could see an increase in the number of downloads their products receive. The changes were confirmed by TechCrunch,Compared to the Google Play store, Apple’s search engine was much less forgiving. For example, misspelling the word “calendar” like “calender” yielded 100 times more results on Google Play. SearchMan, an SEO company said that in the App Store, the term only appeared to pull up apps whose developers had thought to add it to its keywords. Other misspellings, like “resteraunt,” hotwls” and “fasion” yielded similar results.Even if the percentages are small, the changes should help hundreds of thousands of users find what they want more easily and avoid downloading similar sounding apps that don’t actually do what they want.Related: How to Make Your Mobile App Stand Out in the Ever-Expanding App Market  2 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November 27, 2013last_img read more

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A Physics Analysis of Every Jedi Jump in All of Star

first_imgNow let’s take a look at the data.Jedi Jumps per EpisodeHere is a trivia question for you. How many Jedi jumps were there in Episode IV—A New Hope? The answer: zero. What about the other movies? Here is a graphical answer.Rhett AllainThis should surprise no one. There are a bunch of jumps in the prequels—for two reasons. First, there were more Jedi in the prequels (before they were killed—oh, SPOILER ALERT). The second reason for more Jedi jumps in episodes I–III is that they relied more on digital effects. It’s easier to make crazy jumps if you do it digitally instead of in real life. Looking at Jump Height and Hang TimeOK, let’s be clear. In some cases the Jedi doesn’t jump up, but rather jumps down off some ledge or something. This might seem like it shouldn’t count as a jump, but I’m counting it.Here is a histogram of the jump heights for all the Jedi jumps.[embedded content]The average jump height is 4.6 meters with a standard deviation of 7.2 meters. Really, the problem is these two huge jumps. There is the jump by Obi Wan in Episode II when he falls off the building thing during his fight with Jango Fett. The other large jump is Mace Windu in the battle on Geonosis (also Episode II).Oh, there is also Anakin’s jump from a speeder at the beginning of Episode II. I didn’t count this as a jump since it seems clear that it’s more like skydiving without a parachute.Here is a plot of the ranges for the jump hang times.[embedded content]This gives us an average hang time of 1.26 seconds with a standard deviation of 0.98 seconds.Vertical AccelerationNow for some real physics. When you look at a real jump, there are three things to consider (this is true for video analysis).The distance scale. (How big are things in the video?)The time scale. (How long is each video frame?)The vertical acceleration.If you know two of these three things, you can find the third. For these Jedi jumps in Star Wars, it’s plausible to estimate the distance scale by looking at things like Ewan McGregor (height of 1.78 meters) or Liam Neeson (height of 1.93 meters). Yes, those are real humans, but I can still use them for distance scales. Also, it seems that all scenes (except for the one of Rey jumping in the trailer for Episode IX) are in real speed and not slow-motion. This means that the playback video frame rate gives the time scale.That leaves the acceleration. I know distance and time scales, so I can find the acceleration. Let’s do it. If you assume a constant acceleration and you know the change in position AND the change in time, then the magnitude of the acceleration would be:Rhett AllainWhere the Δy is the change in height and the Δt is the change in time. I can use this for both moving up in the jump and down. But since I have a fraction, this suggests that if I make a plot of the jump height vs. the time squared I should get a straight line. In fact, if I plot two times the height, then the slope will be the acceleration. But should the acceleration even be constant such that we get a straight line? On Earth, yes—this would be a straight line with a slope of 9.8 m/s2. For Jedi jumps, we just have to make the graph.Here is that graph. Oh, since these are Jedi the upward acceleration and the downward acceleration don’t have to be the same thing. For jumps that go both up and down, I am going to break these jumps into two separate data points.[embedded content]Let me make some comments regarding this graph.I removed the two huge (40 meter) jumps. Those two data points just messed up the scaling of the graph such that it looked weird.There are two lines. The red line is the linear regression line that fits the data. This gives a modeled acceleration of 5.84 m/s2. That’s not the acceleration of all the jumps—but it lets you see where different jumps compare to other jumps. Data points above this red line have a higher acceleration than the average.The green line is the acceleration line for a value of 9.8 m/s2. This is what you would get if you had non-Jedi jumping on Earth.Yes. Jar Jar is on the graph. Oh, you say he’s not a Jedi. But is he? He does a nice jump into the water with a maximum height of about 5 meters (very impressive) and an acceleration of around 9.8 m/s2 (which I’m not sure if that means he IS or IS NOT a Jedi).Let’s talk about Yoda. That dude is crazy. He doesn’t jump very high, but his acceleration can be super high (around 30 m/s2). I guess he is using the Force during his jumps to make him get back down to the ground faster than normal. Maybe this makes it more difficult for people to attack him.But wait! How about some homework? Really, this homework isn’t for you. It’s for me. These are things that I can do in future explorations. Maybe I will save this for Star Wars Day next year.Several of these Jedi jumps have a nice view so that you can get position vs. time data (using video analysis). If you get better data, do you still get the same acceleration?Make a python model (I recommend using Glowscript.org) to re-create some of these Jedi jumps.What if you include the uncertainty in jump height? Redo the linear regression and take into account jump height uncertainty.In Episode II, Anakin jumps out of a speeder and free falls. Estimate his terminal velocity.Take a look at Mace Windu’s ginormous jump at the Battle of Geonosis. Estimate the force he needs to push off on the ground to achieve this jump. Estimate the impact force when he lands. Yes, you will need to estimate the distance over which he jumps. How many candy bars (or what fraction of a candy bar) would he need to eat to get enough energy for this jump?Make a python plot (or use whatever makes you happy) that shows the position vs. time for all of these jumps. I was going to do this, but I never got around to it. May the Fourth Be With You. That’s Star Wars Day, May 4. Now for some Star Wars physics—because that’s what I do. Yes, I have a bunch of Star Wars physics (here is a list). But since this is a special day, I needed a special analysis. How about an analysis of Jedi jumps in the Star Wars movies?The Physics of Jedi JumpingIf you watch Star Wars Episode IV, there are zero Jedi jumps. What is a Jedi jump? You know—when someone who can use The Force jumps way higher than a normal person could jump. That’s a Jedi jump. Remember when Luke jumped out of that carbonite freezing chamber in The Empire Strikes Back? That was a Jedi jump. There aren’t too many Jedi jumps in the original trilogy—but then the prequels showed up with tons of jumps.Of course with a human jump, I can look at the total time off the ground (the hang time) as well as the jump height. Since the only force acting on a real human on the real Earth is the gravitational force, there is a constant downward acceleration with a value of about –9.8 meters per second per second (m/s2). This means that after leaving the ground, the person would move up while slowing down. After coming to a stop for an instant at the highest point, a human then moves down while speeding up. This is your classic case of physics projectile motion.What about about a Jedi? Jedi don’t care about your silly laws of physics. They jump however they want. That means that it’s up to me to figure out what they are doing. For the purposes of this study, I am going to break all of the Jedi jumps into two parts—a moving up motion and a moving down motion. The Jedi will start at some vertical position, reach some maximum height, and then return to a final position (this is just looking at the vertical motion). Here is a diagram.Rhett AllainSo, for each jump I am going to measure these five things. I will find the start, highest, and final position. Then I will find the time interval it takes to go from the start to the highest position and the time it takes to go back down to the final position. Yes, I actually did this. Oh, it wasn’t easy. There are many jumps where I really had to just guess the distances. Even the times aren’t always simple to determine. This is especially true when the camera shows the start of a jump and then switches to something else. But I did it—for you.center_img More Great WIRED StoriesWhy I love my teeny-tiny knockoff NokiaDonald Glover, Adidas, Nike, and the fight for coolThe quietly lucrative business of donating human eggsAre we there yet? 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Tech Deal ROAV DashCam A1 Records in 1080p Features Collision Detection Parking

first_img Share Tweet Submit ROAV’s DashCam A1 is seeing a nice little discount today and it’s worth picking up thanks to its wide array of features.A dash cam has turned into a necessity these days and ensures the safety of drivers whenever they go out and about. But finding the right option cam be a painful task. Why not cut through the nonsense and invest in something that is tried and tested already? That’s where the ROAV DashCam A1 comes in and it happens to be discounted as well.The DashCam A1 has a very unique design that tucks away behind the rear view mirror inside your car if you like. Once placed and secured in, you’ll start recording your drives immediately. What’s more important here is that the A1 will record everything with a wide field of view, giving you a visual of up to 4 lanes in a single frame.If that doesn’t sound enticing enough, there’s a dedicated app to control the parameters of the dash cam, allowing you to change the resolution, the loop recording time, whether you want to disable audio or not, adjust sensitivity of the parking monitor and more. There’s a lot to play around with and this dash cam won’t disappoint.Usually, the ROAV DashCam A1 will set you back $73, which is somewhat justified given the amazing set of features this camera comes with. However, once you apply the code ROAVC6AP at checkout, the price comes down to just $55.99. Sounds like a killer deal all of a sudden, right?Hit the link below and grab the deal before it expires.Buy ROAV DashCam C1, by Anker, Car Recorder with Sony Sensor, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-in WiFi – Was $73, now just $55.99 using special discount code ROAVC6APlast_img read more

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Price of used cars set to decrease in coming days

first_imgCosta Rica’s Finance Ministry on Wednesday published a decree authorizing a tax reduction on imported used cars, meaning lower sale prices could be available soon.Currently, the tax rate on new cars or models up to three years old is 30 percent. Models up to five years are taxed 40 percent, and those older than six years have a rate of 53 percent.The new rate system stipulates that cars up to six years old will pay 30 percent tax, while cars of seven or more years will pay gradual rates ranging from 40-48 percent.Finance Ministry officials expect that keeping higher taxes for older vehicles will help renew the models of cars circulating in the country and therefore reduce air pollution.According to Riteve SyC, the Spanish-Costa Rican company in charge of technical mandatory vehicle inspections, an estimated of one million cars circulate in the country and more than a third of them – some 359,000 – are 13-20 years old.José Carballo, director of the Chamber of Used Cars Importers said the government “finally managed to do justice […] and the decrease will soon reflect lower prices for clients.”A price drop for used cars is set to apply starting Aug. 17 as established by the publication of the official newspaper La Gaceta.Last July, the government also approved a reduction in the Selective Consumer Tax for new hybrid/electric vehicles, which currently are taxed 10 percent – a third of what vehicles that use fossil fuels pay. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Thursdays One Minute Warm Up

first_img-Sadly, Texas mascot Bevo will miss Saturday’s game against OU due to a pretty serious illness. Bevo XIV will not be attending this weekend’s OU game due to a life-threatening condition. He has been Texas’ mascot since 2004. — Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) October 7, 2015-Just as a reminder, the Cubs are playoff bound, and everyone that has seen Back 2 the Future is having deja vu.Back 2 The Future II Predicted Cubs Will Win World Series This Year http://t.co/AF084Rgp4E via @CoachSeahorn pic.twitter.com/t8XMlqfNAo— Robert Littal (@BSO) October 8, 2015-Former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci is an excellent story teller. Trying to get a timeout from Ed Hochuli, playing HS football with Tom Izzo and other great @SteveMariucci stories https://t.co/vNu1sWhQuI — Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 8, 2015-The big fellas and OL coaches could watch stuff like this on a loop all day.Armstead countering the inside rush. Very smooth https://t.co/B6M7xuqP76— OL Watchdog (@OLineScout) October 8, 2015-Sounds like after 15 years with Adidas, Wisconsin will be moving to Under Armour. -A large part of being a successful MLB manager is knowing your personnel and their limits, especially from your pitchers who are having an epic two-month stretch Reporter: Was there a pitch count number for Arrieta? Maddon: It was infinity. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 8, 2015-If you’ve got kids, you can appreciate thisThe Pittsburgh Pirates should have put this kid in the game! http://t.co/aH9G8UWU4a pic.twitter.com/gag1H15jCS— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 8, 2015The best from yesterday:-Brian Kelly after loss to Clemson: “Great effort is not good enough”-“Look Nick, if we’re going to be hanging out, you can’t be wearing those tight ass shorts” Uncle Luke tells Saban.–NFL extends the international series through 2025–Mike Leach keeps a battle axe in his bedroom–The next arms race in college football is all about foodOn tap tonight:– SMU at Houston – 8pm EST – ESPN2– Washington at USC – 9pm EST – ESPN To get the blood pumping:-Notre Dame’s new #Respect gear for this weekend is looking pretty sweet.Everything is just about ready for this weekend #Respect #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/LTDojjAEkx— Ryan Grooms (@NDFBEquipment) October 8, 2015 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more