Iraqi letter on return of weapons inspectors only a beginning Annan

Speaking to reporters at a press conference along with principals of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East – including the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and the United States Secretary of State – Mr. Annan said Baghdad’s new position, expressed in a letter received yesterday, must be viewed “as a beginning in our effort to return the inspectors who are going to disarm Iraq.”The Secretary-General also recalled that between 1991 and 1996 in particular, UN inspectors “did an incredible job” destroying Iraq’s weapons. At the same time, he acknowledged that “given the history of the past, there are delegations and Member States who feel that we should not return business as usual, and that we should take steps to ensure that the inspectors are able to go about their work unimpeded and with the full cooperation of Iraq.””They would want Iraq to understand that this is not going to be business as usual or a repeat of what happened in the past,” he added.US Secretary of State Colin Powell said “the only way to do make sure that it is not business as usual, and to make sure that it is not a repeat of the past, it seems to me, is to put it in the form of a new UN resolution.” “We have seen this game before,” he said, calling for a new and tougher stance to satisfy the needs of disarmament, and adding that other issues must be dealt with as well.”We note the letter, and now we will go back into consultations with our colleagues in the Security Council to see what appropriate action is now before us,” Mr. Powell said. “The Security Council should speak again.”Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said the Security Council and the international community have constantly sought to bring about the return of inspectors to Iraq in order to address concerns about the country’s possession of weapons of mass destruction – “the central problem about which there are appropriate resolutions.”He welcomed the fact that thanks to international efforts, Iraq had given its consent to the return of inspectors without any preconditions. Of course there would be many opinions regarding whether or not Baghdad could be trusted, but it would be essential to look at the facts alone, he stressed. In order to get the facts, “we need to bring about the speedy return of inspectors to Iraq.” “From our standpoint, we don’t need any special resolution for that to occur,” said the Russian Foreign Minister. “All the necessary resolutions, all the necessary decisions about that are [on] hand.” There were members of the Security Council that sought to adopt a new resolution, and such proposals were under discussion, he added.Stressing the importance of unity, Mr. Annan said, “from my experience, the Security Council has a lot of impact and gets a lot done when they work in unison, and we should try and retain the unity of purpose that has emerged over the last few days as we move forward.” read more

Everyones Still Chasing The Yankees And Red Sox On Facebook And Twitter

Twins330906301,140403,100 Mets4501604,2801,32023010,310 Rangers6301901,4802,260407,640 Nationals3101009706001003,690 Giants9002103,8302,97029023,910 Angels3501301,4301,2801307,700 Orioles3801109601,0901203,950 Mariners310901,0801,0901204,470 Athletics28060840770602,530 Diamondbacks23080840680604,080 Tigers7302201,2202,32019010,510 Phillies1,0401707201,690-303,610 White Sox3401101,0701,650705,650 Astros2901201,6208901508,450 Rockies21060560860303,010 NAMEFANSFAN GROWTHINTERACTIONSFANSFAN GROWTHINTERACTIONS MLB5,280k1,360k11,420k6,300k330k21,940k Cubs7103104,7002,58027021,210 Red Sox1,1402602,2405,1003010,400 Marlins17040620580502,270 Dodgers8302304,9002,95018015,100 Padres20060540710501,940 Braves6901401,5902,140809,040 TWITTERFACEBOOK Pirates4101201,7501,0901508,890 Cardinals7201902,0102,33016013,800 Brewers300804901,040403,550 Rays27080510700203,270 Blue Jays1,1005702,5601,38034010,530 Royals4501701,9801,0202309,090 The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets on Twitter as well as in the World Series.The Royals had about 479,000 followers on Twitter as of this morning, 15,000 more than the Mets had — even though New York City’s metropolitan area has nearly 10 times the population of Kansas City’s. In fact, the Royals had 8,000 more followers than the 2014 population of Kansas City, Missouri.1By far the more-populous of the two Kansas Cities. The Mets were winning on Facebook, though, with 1.3 million fans to the Royals’ 1.1 million.2We’re defining fans as people who like the team’s Facebook page.One reason most people who live in or near New York City aren’t following the Mets’ tweets and Facebook statuses about ticket sales, merchandise and, the day after the team’s World Series exit, bittersweet musings: Their region also has the Yankees and seven other major pro sports teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL. Residents of Kansas City have only the 3-5 Chiefs.The Mets and Royals are far from the top of the social-media leaderboards in the MLB. The Yankees and Red Sox have the most Twitter followers and Facebook fans of any MLB team, according to data as of Oct. 25 compiled by Socialbakers, a company that analyzes social media followings. (The Royals already led the Mets in Twitter followers on Oct. 25, even before the World Series began, though both follower counts rounded to 450,000.) The Yankees couldn’t make it out of the wild-card round in the playoffs, but their Facebook page has 35 percent more fans than MLB’s page does. The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, rank fourth in Twitter followers but much lower in Twitter interactions and were the only team to lose Facebook fans over the past 12 months. Here’s how MLB teams compared to a year earlier:3Interactions on Twitter include retweets, favorites and replies on tweets from the profile account. On Facebook, they include shares, likes and comments. The picture doesn’t look that different between the two leading social media platforms: The r-squared for the relationship between number of interactions on the two platforms among teams is 0.77; it’s 0.71 for the number of fans; and it’s 0.37 for growth in number of fans over the past year. Yankees1,5202604,5708,4902026,050 Reds4501101,2601,190709,430 Indians3501001,1701,1201303,600 Even the Yankees and Red Sox can’t compete with the online following of top NBA teams. Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls have more than twice the number of Facebook fans as each of the Yankees and Red Sox — and Lakers followers on Twitter outnumber Yankees and Red Sox followers combined. Some of that support comes from outside the U.S., where the NBA is far more popular than MLB. The popularity extends to the league as a whole. The NBA’s Facebook page has 27.5 million fans, more than the NFL’s (12.5 million), MLB’s (6.3 million) and NHL’s (3.9 million) combined. And while Socialbakers hasn’t run the numbers yet for this year’s World Series, Facebook and Twitter activity around last year’s Game 7 fell far short of activity around the end of conference championships in the NBA and NFL. The Royals won the World Series — in a sport that has a lot of work to do to capture the attention of the social-media world. read more

Finally Mimi Kraus in HSV Hamburg

Best German Playmaker, Michael Mimi Kraus (27) signed 4 years contract with Bundesliga vice-champion, HSV Hamburg. That is a epilogue of “never ending TOP story” where the actors were Kraus, his former and his future team, Lemgo and HSV. After he announced that “he wants to play in Champions League next season”, Kraus was under the pressure, expecially after EURO 2010, where Germans was 10th on the end. He had problem with a club discipline, got suspension in Februar, but on the end finished season in “big style” with scoring 12 goals in a second match of Cup EHF final against Swiss Kadeten and won the trophy.Now, everything is a history. Kraus will play in CL next season and TBV Lemgo stayed satisfied with a 300.000 Euros from the transfer release. ← Previous Story S – League a new project of Ex-Yu countries, Hungary and Austria Next Story → Men’s U 20 EC in Slovakia from Thursday read more

Thats all folks Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today

first_imgIT HAS BEEN a long four years but today marks the end of the final visit by Troika officials to Ireland to see how the bailout is getting on.Over the past nine days, officials from the EU, ECB and IMF have been holding their twelfth and final review of the Government’s economic programme, ahead of Ireand’s planned exit from the bailout programme on 15 December.Much of the focus of the visit has been on whether Ireland will need a post-bailout emergency credit line in 2014. The precautionary measure would be used to help make it easier for Ireland to get used to raising money on the normal international lending markets rather than relying on bailout funds for the first time in more than four years.However the Government has been reluctant to seek the insurance policy of the extra funds because of the possible conditions that would be attached to it and has hinted that it would prefer to go it alone.Separately, the Troika officials met with a group of backbench TDs during their visit, which was the first time that the mission had met with any politicians outside of the Cabinet or the main opposition TDs.The Troika officials will shortly release a statement with their verdict on the final review of the mission to Ireland.Their last review found that Ireland’s bailout programme remained on track but raised concerns over unemployment and non-performing loans at the country’s banks.Read: Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’ >Read: Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit >last_img read more

La gamme One dévoilée par HTC

first_imgLa gamme One dévoilée par HTCLe constructeur taïwanais a profité de l’ouverture du Mobile World Congress de Barcelone pour présenter trois nouveaux smartphones qui inaugurent sa gamme One.HTC n’est pas venu les mains vides au Mobile World Congress (MWC) de Barcelone. La firme de Taïwan y présente en effet sa toute nouvelle gamme, baptisée One, et qui compte déjà trois appareils, qui seront commercialisés au cours du second trimestre 2012. Trois smartphones, pour le haut, le milieu et l’entrée de gamme. Le plus sophistiqué est le HTC One X (notre photo), qui fonctionne sous Android Ice Cream Sandwich, le dernier OS de Google. Il est doté d’un grand écran de 4,7 pouces (1280 x 720 pixels) et embarque un processeur Nvidia Tegra 3 cadencé à 1,5 GHz – ainsi qu’un processeur Snapdragon Qulacomm pour la version 4G LTE -, une mémoire interne de 32 GB. A noter qu’il est compatible avec la technologie sans contact NFC, révèle Les Outre ces éléments, il possède un capteur photo de 8 Megapixels avec un double obturateur (Video Pic)pour pouvoir photographier tout en filmant en HD. Le HTC One S est lui porté sur la finesse avec 7,9 mm d’épaisseur. Il affiche un écran de 4,3 pouces (540 x 960 pixels) et embarque un processeur Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 cadencé à 1,5 GHz. Comme le One X, il propose un capteur photo de 8 Megapixels. Enfin, HTC One V se chargera de l’entrée de gamme, avec un écran de 3,7 pouces (800 x 480p), un processeur Qualcomm de 1 Ghz, un capteur photo de 5 Mpixels et une mémoire interne de 4 Go (extensible via MicroSD). A noter que tous les trois disposeront d’un abonnement Dropbox limité à 25 Go sur deux ans et d’un traitement Beats Audio. Le 28 février 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Viewer numbers for 4/6 WWE RAW, viewers see a drop

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Twitter Velvet Skycenter_img Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WhatsApp Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Facebook WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Last night’s 4/6 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.96 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 4.30 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.04 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.55 million viewers.This is down from last week’s show that drew 5.27 million viewers.Despite the drop in overall viewers, RAW was the No. 1 rated show on cable Monday night drawing a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

TT athlete sets world record at World Para Championships

first_img One CARIFTA GAMES Medal for Team TCI Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, UK July 18, 2017 — Trinidad & Tobago paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart has broken his own world record after winning gold in the Men’s Javelin event at the World Para Athletics Championship currently taking place in London, England. In his second attempt, Stewart logged a distance of 56.74 metres. Stewart’s previous record was achieved in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a throw distance of 57.23 metres. T&T also won a bronze medal on Monday when sprinter Nyoshia Cain gained third place in the Women’s T44 100 metre final.#MagneticMediaNews#WorldParaAthleticsChampionships Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Akeem Stewart, gold medal, World Para Athletics Championships, world recordlast_img read more

16th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge Guacamole Bowl

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 16th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge Guacamole Bowl KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Dozens of teams are getting ready for San Diego County’s largest guacamole making competition on Saturday, March 9th.The 16th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge Guacamole Bowl is at Balboa Park Club and goes from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.Proceeds benefit: Sports for Exceptional Athletes. A nonprofit organization that provides sporting opportunities for over 1,400 San Diegans with developmental disabilities from ages 5 years old to adulthood.An $8 donation at the door gets you, entrance into the event, a bag of Mission Chips, live entertainment and a chance to vote for your favorite guacamole recipe.Over the past fifteen years, the Guacamole Bowl has raised over $154,000 to support local programs for athletes with developmental disabilities, according to retired San Diego Police Officer Matt Weathersby.For more information click here. March 6, 2019 Posted: March 6, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Working in Clark County Crystal Payne bridal consultant

first_imgWorking in Clark CountyWorking in Clark County, a brief profile of interesting Clark County business owners or a worker in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. Send ideas to Mary Ricks:; fax 360-735-4598; phone 360-735-4550.Crystal Payne worked for Hilton Reservations Worldwide in Vancouver. She liked her job, but they closed the call center and she was unemployed. She started working as a bridal consultant at The Hostess House/Bridal Arts Building 10 years ago. I have learned a lot from the brides and from my mistakes, but I have a job I love, she said.Name: Crystal Payne.Job/employer: Bridal consultant and manager of The Hostess House/Bridal Arts Building, 10017 N.E. Sixth Ave.Age: 46.Education/professional background: I graduated from Columbia River High School and attended business college in Georgia. I served in the Army for four years and two years in the reserves. I returned to Vancouver and worked for Hilton Reservations Worldwide. After they closed the call center I needed a job. That was 10 years ago. And for the last eight years I have also been the manager of the Bridal Arts Building. I was not technically trained for the job but have learned a lot from the brides and from my mistakes. Brides come in with no idea of what they want. They may have seen a dress on a television show and they want that particular dress. I can usually find something a bride likes. We have 1,000 gowns in the shop from five manufacturers and are one of the few shops that carries plus-sized gowns up to size 32. Bridezillas: I haven’t had to deal with bridezillas. The biggest problem is usually the mother of the bride. Some mothers are trying to live through their daughter, and some brides don’t want to disappoint their mother.last_img read more

Wilmingtons OSRAM Acquires Vixar Inc

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s OSRAM Launches OPTOTRONIC Intelligent Programmable Compact LED DriversIn “Business”Wilmington’s OSRAM Completes Acquisition of Novità TechnologiesIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s OSRAM & Boston Children’s Hospital Shine A Light For Boston’s Littlest PatientsIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Osram has added to its expertise in semiconductor-based optical security technology by acquiring Vixar Inc.Already a technology leader in infrared LEDs and infrared laser diodes, Osram will have a unique breadth of technological expertise and an expanded product portfolio after bringing on board Vixar’s specialist capabilities in the field of VCSEL.While currently known primarily for identification applications in mobile devices, VCSEL also can be used to recognize gestures and measure distances in medical, industrial and automotive applications. Vixar was founded by pioneers in the VCSEL industry, having first brought VCSEL to the data communication market in the late 1990s, and more recently by founding Vixar in 2005 to pursue sensing applications.Approximately 20 employees of the company, which is based in Plymouth, Minnesota, will transfer to Osram as a result of the acquisition. Vixar is profitable both on an operational and net results level. The parties to the deal have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing of the transaction is expected in summer. “The acquisition of Vixar is adding to our expertise, particularly in the fast-growing market for security technologies,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.Osram is a technology leader in infrared optical semiconductors and has already succeeded in bringing to market light sources for fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, and 2D facial recognition. The acquired capabilities will pave the way for further security technologies, including ultra-compact 3D facial recognition. In addition to unlocking smartphones and other consumer electronics devices, such technologies also can be used for high-security access controls in industry.The way in which VCSEL technology captures 3D environmental data has applications in everything from gesture recognition, augmented reality, robotics and proximity sensors to autonomous driving. VCSEL stands for vertical cavity surface emitting laser and is a special type of laser diode in which the light is emitted perpendicular to the surface of the semiconductor chip. Vixar is a fabless semiconductor company, and has developed a robust volume supply chain consisting of merchant foundries serving the optoelectronic market. Osram’s depth and breadth of semiconductor experience will further strengthen the manufacturing capabilities for the rapidly growing VCSEL market.(NOTE: The above press release is from OSRAM via BusinessWire.)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 read more

Chanlyut helps men restart learn to live life on lifes terms

first_imgChanlyut director Bill Tsurnos sits in the living room of the residential re-education program. Hillman/KSKASometimes starting over means more than just looking for a new job or a new place to live. It means relearning how to “live life on life’s terms,” says Bill Tsurnos, the director of Chanlyut. The free, two-year intensive residential program in Anchorage run by Cook Inlet Tribal Council is helping men do just that.Download AudioTsurnos sits in a bright, airy common room, his late uncle’s heavy gold ring whacking into the table as he gestures broadly. Twenty years ago, his family never would have let him near such an heirloom.“A gold ring? I would never have one of these. A Rolex watch? No way. I couldn’t hold one of these for two hours before.” He would sell it instantly, he said. “Everything I looked at, leather coats, all I saw was heroin. How much can I get for that?”For more than 20 years Tsurnos was in and out of jail. He couldn’t hold down a job for more than a month. He was struggling with a heroin addiction and with the fact that, occasionally, the basics of modern life suck.“Sometimes it’s like waking up in the same house from the same bed and getting in the same car and going to the same job and doing it over and over and over again. Not just for a day, for a week — for years and years, ya know?”By the early ’90s, Tsurnos was ready to clean up his act. He joined the Delancey Street program in San Francisco. It’s the model for Chanlyut, the residential education program that he now runs. Chanlyut requires participants to hit reset. They move into the house with only basic supplies and share a bunk bed in a dorm room. For the first month or so, they can’t communicate with any family or friends outside of the program. They focus on relearning the basics — proper hygiene, cleaning the house, cooking dinner.“I gotta teach them to save electricity, too,” Tsurnos says as he shuts off a light. “That’s living life on life’s terms, Anne! You know if you’re paying the electricity bill, you’re gonna turn the light off.”But Tsurnos isn’t the only one teaching life skills. The philosophy behind Chanlyut is “each one, teach one.” Once a participant learns a skill, he teaches the next guy who joins the program. Tsurnos says this encourages responsibility and accountability as they earn new privileges, like writing letters to their parents twice a month or moving into a room with single beds instead of bunks.Eventually participants move on to learning new skills by working for one of Chanlyut’s businesses. They make wholesale foods for coffee shops and do lawn care.“We have a janitorial service where we clean the Credit Union One Bank,” he says. “I know, how cool is that, huh? They let a bunch of us ex-convicts, ex-drug addicts, criminals go into their bank and clean it at night.”The emphasis is on ex. The recidivism rate for program graduates is only 19 percent, less than a third of the statewide average. But going to Chanlyut is never a condition of parole. The participants are only there because they choose to be; it’s voluntary.If someone says otherwise, Tsurnos responds in his gravely voice: “You wrote me a letter and you asked to come here and you told me why you wanted to come here. I didn’t send out no invitations. You said you wanted to be here.”And if they don’t want to deal with the extremely strict rules?“There’s the door. Go! If you don’t want to be here, we don’t want you here!”Kevin Carlson chose to join the program a year ago after six years of drug use and a quick stint in jail. He’d lost his wife and his kids, and says six months of rehab just wasn’t going to be enough to transform his perspective.He says so far he’s figured out, “how to be less self-centered, less worried about what I need, and more worried about what I can do to help. Chanlyut has taught me that as long as the product is coming out the same, let them do it their way. Not everything has to be my way.”Carlson says he’s not who he wants to be yet, but through Chanlyut, he’s getting there.last_img read more

King Cove basketball team flies out last minute to play Unalaska after

first_imgBut when the Eagles canceled their trip Friday morning – just hours before the game – the home contests were thrown into doubt.After some quick legwork, the Unalaska City School District found another opponent to fly out and compete.King Cove’s basketball (10-0) team thought Jan. 25 was going to be a normal Friday. Players expected to have the weekend off. But a phone call around 9 a.m. changed that.Jalaya Doarte was at the dentist getting a filling.“I kept getting calls and I had to keep declining them,” Doarte said. “Then [my teammate Elaina Mack] texted me, and I lifted my phone up. She told me we were leaving and I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I don’t have that much time here!’”The dentist hustled to get Doarte back to school.That’s where another player — Bethany Brandell — arrived to learn that she had five minutes to pack.“They didn’t even tell me where I was going or what I was doing,” Brandell said. “They just said, ‘Go home and pack. You have five minutes to get to the airport.’ I went home, packed, and I forgot my black jersey on my bed. Then I hurried up, ran out the door, and the plane actually left without us. He turned around, came back, and landed.”Within an hour, the Rookies had caught a flight to Cold Bay, then hopped another plane to Unalaska.The team was excited to play the Raiders again. Unalaska had traveled up the chain to start the season in early January, and King Cove won those games handily. The Rookies took the first 74-49, with Mack outscoring the entire Raider squad with 50 points.“They’re like the best competition we’ve had yet this season,” Mack said. “We haven’t played many teams, but it’s fun playing them.”“I agree,” Doarte said. “It’s really fun, because they’re a really aggressive team like us. It gives us a challenge.”The short notice for last weekend’s contests wasn’t a problem for King Cove Coach Gary Lamar. He said his team had one game plan: nonstop full court pressure.“Back in Texas, we have a saying: You dance with the girl who brung you there,” Lamar said. “You don’t change around. You stick with the same thing, so that’s what we did. It was a lot of fun. I’ll tell you this, though: This bunch [in Unalaska], they’ve got a great team. They’re going to go somewhere.”Still, King Cove swept the Raiders in two close contests. On Friday, the Rookies won 55-40. Saturday was a higher-scoring affair for both teams, with King Cove coming back from a first half deficit to win 61-47.The undefeated Rookies will be back on the road Tuesday for a three-week campaign with games in Dillingham and Anchorage. The team said they take one long trip a year because travel is so difficult. Within an hour of being invited to play the Raiders, the Rookies had caught a flight from their hometown of King Cove (pictured) to Cold Bay. They later hopped another plane to Unalaska. (Photo by Berett Wilber / KUCB)Unalaska’s girls’ basketball team (1-6) expected to host Sand Point over the weekend.last_img read more

Full Show Harveys Health Hazards And Political Roundup Sept 6 2017

first_img Share On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: As if there isn’t enough for Harvey victims to deal with already – health hazards from murky flood waters to other issues are causing concerns for area public health officials. We learn what the threats are and how best to avoid them.Also this hour: Our group of political experts discusses the latest political stories with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and the Lone Star State. Brandon Rottinghaus, Andrew Schneider, and Jeremi Suri join us this week to talk about ending DACA, President Trump’s latest visit to Houston, Congress working to pass a relief package for Harvey victims, and other stories. We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.last_img read more

Angry Birds Exec Apple Will Be No 1 For a Long Time

first_imgRovio may have introduced its wildly successful game Angry Birds to the Android platform, but make no mistake which operating system the company prefers to develop for. In a recent interview with the site Tech Marketing, Rovio executive Peter Vesterbacka let it be known that Apple’s iOS is still the top dog in his eyes.“Apple will be the number one platform for a long time from a developer perspective, they have gotten so many things right,” he told the site. “And they know what they are doing and they call the shots. Android is growing, but it’s also growing complexity at the same time.”Android also has a fragmentation problem, according to Vesterbacka. “Device fragmentation not the issue, but rather the fragmentation of the ecosystem,” he explained. “So many different shops, so many different models. The carriers messing with the experience again. Open but not really open, a very Google centric ecosystem. And paid content just doesn’t work on Android.”Not that he’s saying that Apple is, you know, better, or anything. It’s just that, in the mobile world, fragmentation is sort of a way of life,That doesn’t mean that model is superior, it’s just important to understand that Apple is Apple and Google is Google. Different. And developers need to understand that. Different business models for different ecosystems. And wouldn’t forget about Nokia and MeeGo either, new leadership always tends to shake things up and create opportunity. And HP-Palm. And RIM. And even Microsoft. It’s a fragmented world. Rovio’s Angry Birds was the number one paid app for the iPhone in 2010.last_img read more

Robot Floor Tiles Move Beneath Your Feet

first_img Hiroo Iwata, a professor at the University of Tsukuba, created the Robot Tiles. Each robot tile is covered with Kuralon EC, a touch-sensitive conductive fabric that detects pressure from the user’s feet in order to predict the position of their next step. Ultrasonic sensors transmit the position and orientation of each tile back to a central computer that instructs the tiles where to go next.As the video [in Japanese] shows, users have to walk pretty slowly across the tiles in order to give them enough time to get into position. Although these Robot Tiles don’t seem to have any obvious applications, Iwata hopes they could be useful for creating an infinite walking surface for virtual reality applications. Citation: Robot Floor Tiles Move Beneath Your Feet (2009, September 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from via:© 2009 ( — In a stroke of odd creativity, Japanese researchers have created robotic blocks that automatically detect where you’re walking and position themselves in front of you before you take your next step. As a system, the blocks create an infinite walking surface, acting somewhat like moving stones as you cross an invisible creek. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further The Robot Tiles provide an infinite walkway that might have applications in virtual reality. Credit: Hiroo Iwata. Security Alert: Beware of SMS Messages That Can Take Control of Your Phonelast_img read more

Researchers study a neutral hydrogen supershell in the Milky Way

first_imgMaximum density of the HI gas (left panel) and its thickness (right panel) based on simple conversion from HI data to the Gaussian HI gas distribution using the rotation curve. Black lines show galactocentric distances, starting from 10 kpc (the lowest line) with the 1 kpc increment. Densities are in at cm−3, thicknesses are in kpc. The supershell GS242-03+37 is clearly visible on both maps. Credit: Ehlerova and Palous, 2018. More information: GS242-03+37: a lucky survivor in the galactic gravitational field, arXiv:1809.03863 [astro-ph.GA] © 2018 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. NGC 2367: Buried in the heart of a giant Supershells, also called superbubbles, are large cavities hundreds of light-years across containing hot gas atoms. The gaseous material in supershells, carved out by supernovae and stellar winds, is blown against surrounding interstellar medium as it is less dense than the medium.Discovered in 1979, GS242-03+37 is a neutral hydrogen supershell located in the outer Milky Way. It is a dominant object observed in the neutral hydrogen maps of the galaxy, and its size and position make it an excellent laboratory for astronomers studying the effects of large shells on their surroundings. Sona Ehlerova and Jan Palous from the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, decided to learn more about GS242-03+37. Based on neutral hydrogen and carbon monoxide radio observations, as well as available data regarding star clusters in the area, the researchers conducted numerical simulations of the supershell’s structure, which allowed them to determine crucial parameters of this cavity.”We perform numerical simulations of the structure with the simplified hydrodynamical code RING, which uses the thin-shell approximation. The best fit is found by a comparison with the HI data, and then we compare the model with the distribution of star clusters near this supershell,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.Ehlerova and Palous found that GS242-03+37 is a relatively old structure when compared to other supershells. They estimate that has an age of at least 80 million years, most likely around 120 million years. According to the researchers, GS242-03+37 could survive so long in the galaxy because it is luckily placed very near the corotation radius of the spiral structure and therefore is not disturbed by the passage of the spiral arms, which could destroy the shell.The findings detailed in the paper also put the current status of GS242-03+37 into question. The researcher calculated that the structure is not as energetic as was once thought. Therefore, it may not be a supershell in the strict “energetic” definition.”Given all the uncertainties and approximations, we still refer to GS242-03+37 as a supershell, even though the basic model suggests its energy is lower than the minimum value of the energy of the supershell,” the paper reads.The study also suggests that there is a correlation between GS242-03+37 and the distribution of young (less than 120 million years old) star clusters. The authors of the paper found that young clusters tend to be preferentially located in walls of the supershell. Citation: Researchers study a neutral hydrogen supershell in the Milky Way (2018, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from A duo of researchers from the Czech Republic has performed a study of the neutral hydrogen supershell known as GS242-03+37, a large structure in the Milky Way galaxy. The research, presented in a paper published September 11 on, provides insights into the nature of this supershell and into its interactions with surroundings. Explore furtherlast_img read more

The Great Painter Renoirs Life was Saved Last Minute in an Ultimate

first_imgFate is a funny thing. A small, seemingly trivial moment can dramatically change the course of one’s life forever. Take an event that happened in April of 1871, during the Paris Commune. Had it not been for a chance encounter, art aficionados would have been robbed of one of the great French Impressionists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Pierre-Auguste RenoirThe story unfolds in 1870, after the defeat and surrender of the French army during the Franco-Prussian War and the collapse of Emperor Napoleon’s III’s Second Empire.The Prussian army would begin a four-month siege on Paris in September of that year. Once a peace treaty was signed, elections led to the formation of a new government: France’s Third Republic.Réservistes by Pierre-Georges Jeanniot, 1870 (scan of original painting)The working class of Paris, whose political leanings were, to say the least, far less conservative than those of French citizens residing in other parts of the country, feared that the new government, which included royalists among its ranks, would result in a monarchy.The newly-formed French government, sensing rebellion in the air, sent forces flooding into Paris to disarm the National Guard, a volunteer army comprised mainly of the Parisian working class. Cannons and other weapons were captured by the French government.A barricade on Rue Voltaire, after its capture by the regular army, May 1871.That’s when members of the National Guard began to rebel, battling the French Army for control of government buildings and weaponry. The Commune, a radical government created by Parisian revolutionaries, took hold of the city on March 18, 1871.A few days later, there would be a second siege of Paris, this time by the French Army. For two weeks, the French government and the people of Paris battled for control of the city.Revolutionary units of the National Guard briefly seized the Hotel de Ville on October 31, 1870, but the uprising failed.After much destruction the makeshift National Guard was simply no match for the government troops, and the uprising was snuffed out — the fighting ending on May 28, 1871.One potential casualty during the infamous seize was none other than Pierre-Auguste Renoir. On a beautiful April afternoon in 1871, Renoir set up his easel and began painting the River Seine.Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c. 1910The National Guard took notice. Suspecting Renoir was a spy who was secretly mapping out strategic locations for the opposing side (read: the French Army), they took the hapless painter into custody.Ignoring the cries of an elderly woman who was watching things unfold, and pleading with the soldiers to immediately drown the “traitor” in the Seine, they instead brought Renoir to a nearby town hall, with the intention of putting him down by firing squad.Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette), 1876But fate would intervene in the form of Raoul Rigault, a ruthless revolutionary who ran the local installment of the National Guard during the Commune.Turns out, the two men had a history. A few years earlier, Rigault had been on the run, hiding from Louis Napoleon’s police. Starving and in need of shelter, he encountered the painter in the middle of the forest of Fontainebleau and asked for help.Raoul Rigault. Photo, before 1871.A sympathetic Renoir sprang into action. He tossed a smock over the desperate man and handed him a palette, disguising him as a fellow painter. He would hide Rigault for several weeks. Now Rigault would return the favor. Recognizing the prisoner as the man who saved his life, Rigault vouched for Renoir and ordered the men to set him free.Luncheon of the Boating Party, painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1880–1881An interesting side note: Some believe the play La Tosca, first performed in Paris, with Sarah Bernhardt in the starring role, which later became Puccini’s opera Tosca, may have been based on this very event.Read another story from us: The Hidden Artwork of Zelda FitzgeraldIn both, a painter hides a revolutionary to help him avoid capture. Indeed, art imitating life.last_img read more

VIDEO Rodney Hood slapped the phone out of a fans hand for

first_imgJazz guard Rodney Hood got tossed in the third quarter against the Wizards, but he wasn’t done acting out. On his way to the showers, Hood took exception to a fan filming him with his phone, so he went ahead and slapped it out of the guy’s hand.Hood will probably get fined for the stunt. Maybe he signed the cracked screen to help make things right.Rodney Hood slaps the phone out of a fan’s phone after being ejected ??— NBA Gods (@SportsLeakers) January 11, 2018last_img read more

Victory Chapel raises funds to fight cancer

first_imgThe congregation of Victory Chapel hosted a ‘Cuppa Tea for Cansa’ today (October 22) at the church to raise funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa).The event kicked off with Siphelelisiwe Mabaso from Cansa addressing those in attendance about cancer and how to prevent it.“Cancer is caused 80% by an individual’s lifestyle, while the rest is environmental. Smoking and being around people who smoke increase your chances of getting cancer,” he said.The women in the audience learned a lot and were urged to do regular check-ups to detect breast cancer.The church also donated an undisclosed amount of money to the cancer association, with Siphelelisiwe expressing his gratitude on behalf of the organisation and saying that it would go a long way in helping to fight the disease.After the various presentations, those who attended were treated to delicious tea and cake. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite It was an educational and eye-opening event, with the ladies asking questions about cancer in its various forms.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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