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Tyreek Hill Returns Kick 102 Yards for TD, Called Back For Holding

first_imgTyreek Hill is still making a major impact in his first season with the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in special teams. He has already found the paydirt this season and did so once again on Sunday, although this time it was called back for a holding penalty on what would have been a 102 yard return:After the game, Chiefs Coach Andy Reid was displeased with the call that cost him a special teams touchdown. “In basketball,” Reid said. “You might call that a flop.”Andy Reid on the Tyreek Hill kick return penalty. #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/FrrXpAZ2Ux— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) September 19, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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VALE – TOUCHWEST PATRON AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION

first_imgBelow is an article from the TouchWest homepage re the loss of Shirley de la Hunty. Olympic track and field champion and TouchWest patron Shirley de la Hunty has passed away at her Perth home aged 78. A winner of seven Olympic medals, including three gold medals, Shirley was always thrilled to attend recent TouchWest State Championships and schools Touch events. She was without question one of WA’s finest sports people of all time. All the members of TouchWest pass on our sympathy to the family of Shirley de la Hunty.last_img read more

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College GameDay’s Staff, Verne Lundquist Make Picks For Saturday’s Biggest Games

first_imgThe College GameDay crew in Columbus Ohio.ESPN College GameDayCollege GameDay’s staff, including Desmond Howard, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit, made their picks with Verne Lundquist ahead of Saturday’s biggest games.ESPN’s College GameDay finally got a good celebrity guest picker on Saturday morning – landing CBS Sports college football announcer Verne Lundquist. It made for an awesome scene down in Tuscaloosa.Lundquist and the rest of the crew picked 10 of the day’s biggest games – Iowa vs. Wisconsin, Ohio State vs. Penn State, Washington State vs. Arizona State, Utah vs. UCLA, Texas vs. Kansas State, TCU vs. West Virginia, NC State vs. Louisville, Arkansas vs. Auburn, Ole Miss vs. LSU and of course, Alabama vs. Texas A&M.Let’s take a look at what each of them picked. Keep in mind that Herbstreit didn’t pick Ohio State vs. Penn State because he’s calling the contest. Similarly, Lunquist didn’t pick any SEC games given his affiliation.College GameDay’s Staff Makes Its Picks For Saturday’s 10 Biggest Gameslast_img read more

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Gov’t Pursuing Gender Equity for Inclusive Growth – PM

first_img Mr. Holness was delivering the main address at the Henlin Gibson Henlin’s inaugural ‘Women in Law Jamaica’ conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday (March 8) under the theme ‘Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Law – Be Inspired’. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is pursuing gender equity as a condition for inclusive socio-economic growth and development.As such, he said that many of the policy initiatives coming out of the 2019/20 Budget presentation will have significant impact for women, particularly those in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector.Mr. Holness was delivering the main address at the Henlin Gibson Henlin’s inaugural ‘Women in Law Jamaica’ conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday (March 8) under the theme ‘Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Law – Be Inspired’.The Prime Minister said that gender equality “is not just a fashionable catchphrase but something that is important in tackling poverty… and ensuring the inclusive development of the society”.This, he noted, as most households in Jamaica are headed by single females.Mr. Holness said that gender equity policy must also address violence against women in the home and society.He pointed out that the Sexual Harassment Act, which is to be tabled in Parliament, is designed to address unwanted sexual advances that women face in the professional environment.He noted that even as the Government seeks to address these violations through the legal framework, the family has an important role to play.“It is important that mothers, fathers and older siblings mainstream, when dealing with young men, that they must respect women, the inviolability of the person, because touching in our society is seen as accepted and normal,” the Prime Minister argued.He noted that “once the legal framework is in place, you will find that many young men (may) find themselves in conflict with the court and the law, because of their socialisation”.Head of Henlin Gibson Henlin, M. Georgia Gibson Henlin, chronicled the significant strides made by women in the legal profession.She noted that many qualified female lawyers could not practise law because the male-dominated firms would not hire them.“It was a long and challenging journey. Although women joined the legal profession in 1948, not much advancement was made before or immediately after Independence nor in the 20th century, as attitudes did not keep pace with legislation, Ms. Gibson Henlin said.She noted that even today, it is still not unusual to hear that law is a traditionally male-dominated profession, noting that the island’s first female Chief Justice, Prime Minister and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) “have all only happened within the last 15 years”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is pursuing gender equity as a condition for inclusive socio-economic growth and development. Story Highlights As such, he said that many of the policy initiatives coming out of the 2019/20 Budget presentation will have significant impact for women, particularly those in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector.last_img read more

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Zhenjiang Jinye Propeller Boosts Large Ships’ …

first_imgzoom Zhenjiang Jinye Propeller Co., Ltd. has developed Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP), which are used for the propulsion systems of large ships. The blades and the hub are separate and the pitch of the propeller can also be adjusted as per different sailing conditions.This is new technology which not only can save energy, but also enhance propulsion power.“The successful development of new products reflects our innovation and pursuit of continuous progress. We will stick to this principle moving forward,” said Mr He, General Manager of Zhenjiang Jinye Propeller Co.,Ltd.Zhenjiang Jinye Propeller Co., Ltd. has been in the propeller industry for over 30 years. The new factory was founded in 2007, and has an area of 18000 square meters. The company continues to concentrate on the research and development of propellers . It has been awarded the ISO9001, CCS, ABS, RINA, KR, BV, RS certificates.As of the end of 2013, the Company was among the top ten propeller suppliers in China. It has been exporting to more than 30 countries around the world. Major products include: Large Oil Tanker Propeller, Lager Container Ship propeller, Large Cargo Ship Propeller, Large-Scale Project Ship Propeller, High Speed Propeller, Yacht Propeller, Tugboat Propeller, Surface Propeller, Water-jet Propulsion Propeller and Controller Pitch Propeller.Zhenjiang Jinye Propeller Co, June 16, 2014last_img read more

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4 injured in TMCBJP clash at Anandapur

first_imgKolkata: Four persons have been injured in a clash that broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers at West Midnapore’s Anandapur on Friday morning.The incident has sparked tension in the area. A police picket has been set up as well. It was alleged that some BJP workers had hurled bombs outside the Trinamool Congress party office at Anandapur area on Thursday night. Tension escalated on Friday morning, when some Trinamool Congress activists allegedly attacked the BJP workers who had hurled bombs outside their party office. The incident initially led to a scuffle between the two groups. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe situation soon turned violent when members from both the groups attacked each other. Some women who came in support of the BJP workers also received minor injuries during the clash. The district Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that some of the BJP workers attacked the villagers who were not involved in the incident, while both the rival parties blamed each other for unleashing a reign of terror in the area. Two victims from each side sustained serious injuries and they were taken to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. A huge contingent of police swung into action to quell the mob. Senior police officers urged the villagers to maintain peace in the area. No one has been arrested in this connection so far.last_img read more

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Snow camping BC teenagers needed rescue when hypothermia took hold

first_imgMAPLE RIDGE, B.C. – Three teenagers who planned to camp on a mountain near Maple Ridge, B.C., had to be rescued when their equipment turned out to be insufficient for sub-zero temperatures.Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue said in a statement on its Facebook page that the three males sent out a distress call on their emergency satellite beacon Saturday evening while camping on Alouette Mountain.Rescuers called the group and determined they were not fully prepared to spend a night in the snow.A team sent out to retrieve the trio encountered a slowdown with a punctured tire on its off-road vehicle and a second rescue team was forced to hike to the camping site.The statement says rescuers reached the teens after midnight and “determined that the situation was a little more critical than initial information indicated.”Two of the teenagers were soaking wet from the hike up, and without a stove or other heat source they were beginning to suffer from hypothermia.“They did have a tent and sleeping bags but these were not suitable for a mountain environment in winter,” the statement said.Rescuers kept the teenagers warm, giving them dry clothes, food and water.A helicopter picked them up at first light Sunday, and they were sent to hospital for evaluation.last_img read more

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Darryl DMC McDaniels Helps The Felix Organization Raise Over 300000 At Dance

first_imgDarryl “DMC” McDaniels, Sheila Jaffe and friends, family and supporters of The Felix Organization got together at Stage 48 in New York to “Dance this Way” and raise funds to support summer camps and programs for inner-city children in the foster care system.Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Performs at Dance This WayCredit/Copyright: Albie MitchellNearly 400 people put on their dancing shoes and raised more than $300,000. Teams danced through the decades, enjoyed a performance by McDaniels, and a special DJ set from TJ Mizell, son of the late Jam Master Jay.James Wahlberg, executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, was honored with the 2017 Dream Maker Award, for his commitment to help under-privileged youth as well as his long-time support of The Felix Organization. Unable to attend, his brother, Mark Wahlberg delivered a heartfelt video message to him and the crowd.Attendees included: Carol Alt: Model / ActressCarol Kane: The Unbreakable Kimmie SchmidtDarryl “DMC” McDaniels: co-founder of The Felix Organization and hip hop legend and co-founder of Run DMCDSon McDaniels: Rapper and son of Darryl “DMC” McDanielsJames Wahlberg: Dream Maker Award Winner, executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth FoundationLorraine Bracco: honorary Chair of The Felix Organization; The SopranosMargaux Guerard: The Sopranos, Goodfellas; Daughter of actor Lorraine BraccoMichael Lang: board member, The Felix Organization and co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival Scott Cohen: Gilmore GirlsSheila Jaffe: co-founder of The Felix Organization, Emmy award winning casting director (The Sopranos, Entourage, Patriots Day)TJ Mizell: VH1’s Growing Up Hip Hop, son of the late Jam Master JayVincent Pastore: The Sopranos, Animallast_img read more

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EVERYTHING WE LEARNED FROM THE STAR TREK DISCOVERY SEASON 3 SDCC 2019

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement STAR TREK: DISCOVERY UNVEILS MORE SHORT TREKS AT COMIC-CON, FIRST LOOK AT LOWER DECKS SERIESDuring the first ever Star Trek universe block in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, Discovery added some new cast members for season three on CBS All Access in the US. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET’s parent company.)After ending season two of Disco earlier this year on a cliffhanger which leaves our crew (spoilers!) thrown forward in time, some possible hints for where season three will go have now arrived in new casting announcements. READ MOREHOW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SEASON 3 WILL PICK UP AFTER ITS MAJOR TIME-JUMPING CLIFFHANGERStar Trek: Discovery’s second season may have brought back Original Series mainstays like Spock and Captain Pike, but the CBS All Access hit ended its second season by leaving all of that baggage behind. In the season finale, Michael Burnham and the loyal crew of the Discovery saved the galaxy — and rocketed themselves through a quantum singularity and into the far future. READ MOREStar Trek: Discovery (James Dimmock/CBS Interactive)‘STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’ SEASON 3 WILL JUMP MASSIVE 1,000 YEARS INTO FUTURE – COMIC-CONAt today’s Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con panel, creator Alex Kurtzman teased that season 3 “will take place 1,000 years in the future” after the end of season 2. “The farthest that any Star Trek series has gone before.”“There will be things you recognize and don’t recognize,” added the creator of the CBS All Access series. READ MORESDCC 2019: STAR TREK PANELS DETAIL PICARD, DISCOVERY, AND LOWER DECKSDuring the Star Trek panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Star Trek Discovery creator Alex Kurtzman provided some new information about the show’s upcoming third season. Discovery kicked off the panel and Kurtzman confirmed that the show will take a “radical jump 1000 years into the future.”This leap of time, he noted, was further than any Star Trek has gone before. As such, the show will introduce numerous changes. There will be “things you recognize, things you don’t recognize,” Kurtzman said. “We get to honor canon, but shake it up quite a bit. It’s still Star Trek, and it will always be Star Trek the way Roddenberry wanted it.” READ MOREEVERYTHING WE LEARNED FROM THE STAR TREK DISCOVERY SEASON 3 SDCC 2019 PANEL – INCLUDING THE RETURN OF SPOCK IN SHORT TREKSThe Star Trek SDCC 2019 panel did not disappoint. Not only did we find out that Spock and Captain Pike will return in Short Treks (more on that later), but we now know exactly when Star Trek Discovery season 3 is set. On top of that, a new Discovery cast member was announced. Our sister publication, SFX, was there to log everything down.NEW CAST MEMBERDavid Ajala, who previously appeared in The Dark Knight and the Fast and Furious series, will be joining the cast in Star Trek Discovery season 3 as Cleveland “Book” Booker. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img David Ajala (Getty Images)‘STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’ SEASON 3: DAVID AJALA JOINS CASTDavid Ajala has joined the cast of “Star Trek: Discovery” for the show’s third season. The casting was announced during the show’s segment of the “Star Trek Universe” Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2019.Ajala will play a new character named Cleveland Booker, also known as “Book.” He was joined on stage at Comic-Con by “Discovery” star Sonequa Martin-Green and executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin. READ MORE Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access) Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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DR Congo UNICEF warns a lack of funding hinders efforts to assist

1 June 2010Nearly 1.9 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – half of them children – continue to live away from their homes after having been displaced by armed conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, adding that a lack of funds was hindering efforts to continue assisting them. Nearly 1.9 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – half of them children – continue to live away from their homes after having been displaced by armed conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, adding that a lack of funds was hindering efforts to continue assisting them.To meet the humanitarian needs of those in need this year, UNICEF has appealed for $133 million, but only $20.5 million has been received to date, Christiane Berthiaume, the agency’s spokesperson, told journalists in Geneva.A UNICEF-led vaccination campaign has reached more than 400,000 people, including 85,000 children under the age of five and nearly 43,000 pregnant women in eastern DRC, where conflict has raged for more than a decade.But the funding gap has made it difficult for the agency to immunize an additional 80,000 children under the age of one, and more than 16,000 pregnant women, Ms. Berthiaume added.UNICEF’s programmes in the DRC focus on health, education, hygiene, water and immunization.Armed combatants in DRC have often targeted civilians for attacks, rape and conscription into armed groups, according to UN humanitarian agencies. read more

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Many lessons learned in past year of demining activities UN reports

The United Nations has learned important lessons in the recent months relating to its efforts to deal with the impact of landmines, allowing the world body to take a more systematic approach to the problem, according to a new report released today at UN Headquarters in New York.“The experience of the past year has demonstrated the value of having a specific road map, where progress can be measured against clear objectives,” states the report, which examines the first 12 months of the five-year Mine Action Strategy submitted to the General Assembly in 2001.According to the report, the importance of prioritizing clearance work and achieving the most cost-effective solutions has been reaffirmed. In addition, there has been wider recognition of the value of mine-affected countries undertaking a landmine impact survey tailored to specific needs. “The development of a national mine-action strategy and plan becomes an objective, and not a subjective exercise, once such a survey has been completed and its results analyzed,” the report says.The report also says it is necessary to build further on the work started by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining on the cost benefits of mine action. “While the social benefits of mine clearance are unquestioned, simple cost-benefit analysis has been shown, in a number of contexts, to be a practical way of measuring the purely economic benefits of clearing mines,” the report points out.Stressing that demining activities do not take place in isolation, the report suggests that mine-action organizations reach out and integrate their work into humanitarian and development programmes. “Several steps in this direction have been made in the past year and more efforts are needed to build partnerships with relevant organizations, including the World Bank and other development lending institutions,” the report urges.Meanwhile, it notes that in a number of countries, the planned transition of mine-action activities to national responsibility has been hampered by the inability of some donors to continue funding programmes. In many cases the governments have been unable to absorb the costs, according to the report, which suggests that the question of transition strategies be given further attention. read more

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Three weeks since disaster struck, it is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 people, displaced 80,000 and destroyed nearly 70,000 houses. At least 680 individuals remain unaccounted for, UNHCR says.In addition to the tremors and tidal waves, huge landslides turned the ground into liquid mud which washed over large areas. UNHCR airlifted a shipment of 1,400 emergency tents to Indonesia to meet the ongoing needs for survivors of last month’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi.​​​​​​​@UNHCR/Muhammad Assad“Our staff described the effects of the earthquake and tsunami as ‘beyond imagination’ and ‘devastating’,” said Charlie Yaxley, spokesperson for UNHCR in Geneva. “Communities have seen their houses, schools and hospitals reduced to rubble. Entire villages have been decimated.”Mr Yaxley confirmed that UNHCR had delivered 435 tents to the hub at Balikpapan airport, on the neighbouring island of Borneo earlier on Friday. The relief items were delivered to Indonesian authorities, which assisted with transferring them to Sulawesi.Another 1,305 tents will be delivered to Balikpapan in “the next few days”, he added, noting that this initial consignment will provide “much-needed shelter” to around 6,500 of the most vulnerable.Far more material and psychological assistance will be required, however, and additional emergency tents, sleeping mats, mosquito nets and solar lamps will be delivered in the coming weeks.‘Strong resilience’ of survivors continues“There remains a strong resilience, with people helping each other where they can and simply by sharing their stories,” Mr Yaxley said. “One woman said that she felt ‘lucky’ that she had only lost her father, and that her husband and son had survived.”The World Food Programme (WFP) is also assisting with the relief effort after installing storage facilities at Palu airport in Sulawesi in early October.Another 10 “mobile storage hubs” are being set up around Palu and Donggala “to ensure the smooth flow and distribution of aid to where it is needed”, WFP said in a statement.“WFP is due to have 40 trucks in operation in and around Palu by 20 October,” said spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel. “These trucks will be available to all partners through a common services agreement for transporting and distributing aid.”Palu in Central Sulawesi, is one of the worst-hit areas. Earlier this week, UNHCR staff went there to coordinate with local government and partners. In Petobo and Balaroa, “many people have not only lost their home, but even the land on which it once stood”, Mr Yaxley said.In answer to a question about aid workers’ access to Sulawesi, the UNHCR spokesperson insisted that the Government of Indonesia and humanitarian workers had been working “tirelessly” as first responders in the affected areas.“The Government is leading the response and they are coordinating that,” he said. “It’s Indonesian aid staff who are leading that as well. Our staff were on the ground earlier this week and they’ve had no issues with access to the affected areas.” read more

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Turbo compounding saves fuel emissions and more

first_imgTurbo compounding refers to the use of a turbine to recover energy from the exhaust system of a reciprocating engine and re-introduce that energy back into the engine.  There are currently two forms; mechanical turbo compounding, which was introduced in the aerospace sector during the 1940s, and electrical turbo compounding (ETC), pioneered by Bowman for use in the power generation and heavy vehicle sectors.Bowman Power Group is a world leader in advanced exhaust energy recovery technologies for reciprocating engines, which are the dominant plant for power generation in remote areas, for renewable fuels and  for biomass energy applications.Bowman is working with leading engine manufacturers and genset integrators to increase power, improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.In mechanical turbo compounding, the energy recovered from the exhaust gases (waste heat recovery) is converted into kinetic energy and fed back into the engine via a high ratio transmission.  In ETC the energy is converted to electrical power and then electrically transmitted to the engine by a power electronics module.The success of both types of turbo compounding depends on the successful redesign of the engine’s turbo charger, which must be made more efficient (by 5-10%) in order to prevent an excess of back pressure in the exhaust system when the turbo generator is fitted.  The important advantage offered by ETC over mechanical turbo compounding, is that the former allows precise control of turbo generator performance via the Bowman power electronics module.  This means that heat recovery can be optimised over a much wider range of engine loadings, leading to greater overall efficiency.Over 600 ETC systems are installed on gensets in 11 countries on four continents; and in the first week of March, Bowman 10 million hours of system runtime! This is a lot of time; well over a thousand years. Bowman “thought it would be fun to work out how 10 million hours equates to power generation, fuel savings and CO2 reductions… – as the graphic shows.last_img read more

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Dundee Precious Metals reaches production milestone at Krumovgrad

first_imgDundee Precious Metals has achieved first gold concentrate production from its Krumovgrad open-pit gold mine, in Bulgaria, it says.Following cold commissioning of the processing plant facilities, 650 t of ore was processed through the crushing, grinding and rougher flotation circuits at a rate of around 100 t/h, producing the first concentrate from the Ada Tepe deposit.Rick Howes, President and CEO, Dundee Precious Metals, said: “With commercial production expected in the second (June) quarter of this year, this is the beginning of a new chapter for DPM, which will deliver significant growth in gold production and free cash flow.”In the coming weeks, the focus will be on beginning the ramp-up and optimisation of the processing plant to achieve the design throughput of 105 t/h and the design gold recovery of 85%, according to the company.The forecast capital cost for Krumovgrad remains at $164-$166 million, compared with the original estimate of $178 million. As at February 28, construction of the project was 97% complete with $147 million incurred.Dundee said: “There is significant operating flexibility during ramp-up given the various grades of stockpiled mined ore at Krumovgrad.”Gold contained in concentrate at Krumovgrad is expected to be between 55,000-75,000 oz in 2019, but, based on the mineral reserves for Krumovgrad, the mine will produce on average 100,000 oz/y of gold contained in concentrate for the first five years of production, with a life of mine average of some 85,000 oz at a $404/oz cash cost.last_img read more

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Japanese students create Skeletonics humanpowered robot suit

first_imgA small group of students in Japan are working on a power-suit that looks like something from Transformers or something nearing Aliens‘ Power Loader territory. According to dannychoo.com, the group, which goes by the name Skeletonics, is working on “a powered suit that would extend the movement of a human’s arms (and) legs without the aid of any motors.”A hybrid of the words “skeleton” and “mechanics,” Skeletonics took 6 months to complete as a basic working unit. Similar-looking to the kind of robotic power suits the US military and other high-tech companies have been developing to use in real-world situations, Skeletonics is actually unlike other robotic suits since it is completely powered by human motion. It’s constructed from aluminum sheets and pipes, so clearly it’s lightweight, but not something you are going to want to spend hours moving around in unless you are very fit.The project is still under development, and doesn’t have any exterior armor installed yet. So, like the name, it is more like a skeleton of a larger project to come.Unfortunately, the Skeletonics website is written in Japanese, and Google Translate is of little help trying to find out more specific details. However, there is a nearly 7-minute-long video that you can ogle over (and we suggest you do) that features Skeletonics running after defenseless people, playing baseball, hitting people with leeks, stealing sodas, dancing, and being a bouncer.The video takes you from basic sketches, to building the skeleton. Around the 3:12 mark is when the video switches to some pretty awesome guitar music and shows Skeletonics in action. The captions are in Japanese, of course, so, unless you can read Japanese, use your imagination!Read more at dannychoo.comlast_img read more

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Jurors at Sean FitzPatrick trial told theyll be needed until well into

first_img No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10,299 Views Nov 23rd 2016, 3:45 PM By Declan Brennan Share3 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3097686 Short URL Sean FitzPatrick Source: Eamonn FarrellTHE TRIAL OF former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick for allegedly misleading auditors about multi-million euro loans is significantly overrunning, a judge has said.A jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard earlier this month that loans taken out by Mr FitzPatrick, his wife and family members increased from in the region of €10 million in 2002 to around €100 million in 2007.The State’s case is that the amount of these loans was “artificially reduced” for a period of two weeks around the bank’s financial end of year statement by short term loans from other sources, including Irish Nationwide Building Society, and that these loans were not disclosed to the bank’s auditors Ernst and Young, allegedly contrary to the 1990 Companies Act.Mr FitzPatrick (68) of Greystones, Co Wicklow, has pleaded not guilty to 21 charges of making a misleading, false or deceptive statement to auditors and six charges of furnishing false information in the years 2002 to 2007.This morning Judge John Aylmer told the jury, who have so far only heard a summary of the allegation, that the trial would now likely run to the end of February next year.He said this was the worst case scenario timeline. He told the jurors that the case is “overrunning to a significant extent” because of continuing legal argument.Legal argumentThe trial began last September when a specially enlarged jury of 15 was empanelled over the course of two days. The jury was told then the trial would finish by Christmas.Since then there have been weeks of legal argument in the absence of the jury and two jurors have been excused from service because of health and professional reasons.Judge Aylmer asked the jurors today to discuss amongst themselves whether they were in a position to continue serving on the jury. After a brief period the jury returned to court and the jury forewoman told the court that everyone is happy to continue serving.She said there may be problems if it goes into March as one juror has holidays booked for then.Judge Aylmer thanked the jurors for their patience, telling them: “we assure you we are all grateful for it.”The judge told the jurors that the current legal issue would be dealt with by next Wednesday and they could begin hearing the State’s evidence then.He said there is an estimated six weeks of evidence in the case. There is also another two weeks needed for another legal issue to be discussed in the jury’s absence, which will bring the case into early February.Judge Aylmer said it is very difficult to predict how long legal arguments take.“We are trying to give you the worst case scenario. We’ve gone twice the time on the second [legal] issues. Nobody can be blamed. These things take their course and they can’t be rushed,” Judge Aylmer said.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: Son of deceased billionaire businessman kept a loaded gun over his bedRead: Schoolgirl receives €35,000 after her face was cut at a Leisureplex Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 3:45 PM Jurors at Sean FitzPatrick trial told they’ll be needed until well into next year The trial, which has been running since September, has yet to pass the hearing of allegations stage.last_img read more

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Kim Jongun may be preparing a missile or space launch says US

first_img Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 3:33 PM By AFP 12,642 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 21 Comments Kim Jong-un may be preparing a missile or space launch, says US report The images were taken before Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting in Hanoi for their high-stakes summit, which ended in failure.center_img Share34 Tweet Email Mar 9th 2019, 3:33 PM https://jrnl.ie/4532342 Source: NPR/TwitterNORTH KOREA MAY be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang.NPR said the images of Sanumdong, one of the facilities Pyongyang has used to produce inter-continental ballistic missiles and space rockets, were taken days before US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Hanoi for their high-stakes summit, which ended in failure.The photos by the firm DigitalGlobe show the presence of cars and trucks at the site on 22 February, said NPR – which has exclusive access to the imagery.It added that rail cars and cranes can also be seen at a yard.“When you put all that together, that’s really what it looks like when the North Koreans are in the process of building a rocket,” Jeffrey Lewis, a researcher at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, was quoted as saying by NPR yesterday. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un walk together during their meeting at a hotel in Hanoi. Source: 朝鮮通信社The Sanumdong analysis comes days after the specialised website 38 North and the Center for Strategic and International Studies said Pyongyang may have resumed operations at its long-range rocket launch site at Sohae, based on their study of satellite imagery from 6 March.The development is likely to further compound Washington’s frustration over the lack of progress in its bid to get the North to give up its atomic arsenal, especially after the 27-28 February summit between Trump and Kim collapsed without so much as a joint statement – let alone an agreement on nuclear disarmament.According to senior US officials, in the week leading up to the Hanoi summit, the North Koreans had demanded the lifting of effectively all UN Security Council economic sanctions imposed on Pyongyang since March 2016.In return, Pyongyang offered only to close part of the Yongbyon complex, a sprawling site covering multiple facilities. The North is also believed to have other uranium enrichment plants.But North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho disputed the US account, saying Pyongyang offered to dismantle all “nuclear production facilities in the Yongbyon area” in exchange for partial sanctions relief.Trump said yesterday that his relationship with Kim “remains good”, despite the setback in Hanoi.US officials have said Washington believes the “final, fully verified denuclearisation” of North Korea is still possible by the end of Trump’s first term.Kim released his first public message since the Hanoi summit today earlier this week, instructing propaganda officials to conduct “positive information” activities to spur scientific and technological development, according to a morning report by North Korean state media outlet KCNA.- © AFP 2019  last_img read more

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Labour MP Diane Abbott sincerely sorry for drinking can of MS Mojito

first_imgDrinking alcohol on the TFL network has been illegal since 2008 when then-Mayor of London Boris Johnson introduced a ban. Johnson was quoted at the time as saying: “I firmly believe that banning the drinking of alcohol on London’s public transport will create a better travelling environment for all Londoners.”Following the photo of Abbott doing the rounds yesterday, many took to Twitter to defend the Shadow Home Secretary, an MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. Her Labour colleague, David Lammy MP, replied to Abbott’s apology with “Jah Rastafari!” and asked: “Why was the rum not Jamaican?”Radio host Julia-Hartley Brewer critcised Abbott, however, tweeting: “Amazingly, this is not a spoof. Very ‘woman of the people’ choice of drink.”A mojito is a Cuban drink traditionally made with white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. A mainstay of cocktail bars, it’s popularity has grown in recent years prompting drinks manufacturers to produce ready-made versions of the cocktail.Meanwhile, Guardian columnist Dawn Foster defended the Hackney MP, tweeting: “#Journorequest If you are the “retired cop” who snitched on Diane Abbott, please get in touch so I can flush your head down the toilet for being a nerd.” 43,901 Views Labour MP Diane Abbott ‘sincerely sorry’ for drinking can of M&S Mojito on London train Drinking alcohol on the TFL network has been illegal since 2008. Share Tweet Email 59 Comments “A photo of me drinking from a can of M&S Mojito on the Overground has been circulated,” Abbott wrote on Twitter last night. “I’m sincerely sorry for drinking on TFL (Transport for London).”A photo of me drinking from a can of M&S mojito on the Overground has been circulated. I’m sincerely sorry for drinking on TFL.— Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott) April 19, 2019 Saturday 20 Apr 2019, 1:02 PM https://jrnl.ie/4600634 Apr 20th 2019, 1:02 PM By Cónal Thomas BRITISH LABOUR MP Diane Abbott has apologised after she was spotted drinking a can of Marks & Spencer Mojito on a London train. A photograph emerged online yesterday morning of the Shadow Home Secretary sipping the drink while on her phone on a London overground train.Breakfast with Diane Abbott.#MarksAndSpencer pic.twitter.com/n63f62HZt1— Harper 2012 ❄️ (@Harper__2012) April 20, 2019 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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