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Ref Holds Up Cyprus Soccer Game after Fan Trouble

first_imgNICOSIA (AP) — A Cyprus first-division match between APOEL Nicosia and AEL Limassol was interrupted for more than an hour, attracted riot police, and finished amid near-empty stands on Monday.Referee Demetris Mashias halted play late into the first half in Limassol after a ballboy appeared to have been hurt. He was taken away by ambulance to a private clinic.The match resumed a half hour later until Mashias again whistled a stop when fans began showering the pitch with flares. Some opposing fans then made it to the edge of the pitch and began hurling objects at each other. Police in full riot gear moved in to keep them apart.After fans filed out, the match resumed to a nearly vacant Tsirion Stadium and finished 0-0.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Green Hills extends trusted instrument cluster solutions to Renesas’ R-Car D3 SoC

first_imgGreen Hills Software announced its safe and secure INTEGRITY real-time operating system and supporting products/services portfolio for the R-Car D3 automotive SoC for graphical instrument clusters from Renesas Electronics. The highly integrated high-performance platform combines the trusted ASIL-certified INTEGRITY RTOS and development tools with the high-performance 64-bit R-Car D3 and its Open GL 3D graphics acceleration from the Power VR Series 8XE graphics processing unit from Imagination Technologies. Carmakers and their Tier 1 suppliers can now create rich and smooth graphics-intensive HMI for automotive infotainment and instrument clusters on the safe and secure INTEGRITY run-time foundation.The Renesas R-Car D3 includes a 3D graphics core that enables high-performance human-machine interface and realises significantly reduced system development cost equivalent to those of existing 2D cluster systems.Customers have a comprehensive set of Green Hills capabilities to build from with the Green Hills solution for the R-Car D3:INTEGRITY RTOS, the gold standard run-time foundation for safety/security critical software in automotive. Performance-focused support for the Arm 64-bit cores leverages NEON SIMD and hardware virtualisation.As an optional future feature, the INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualisation extension safely runs guest operating systems such as Linux and Android alongside real-time critical applications, assuring freedom from interference with near-native speed performance, inter-process communication and sharing of hardware resources such as the GPU.MULTI 64-bit integrated development environment and debugger, safety-qualified Green Hills C/C++ Optimizing Compilers and 64-bit toolchain, profiler and many other integrated time-saving tools.Integrated code quality tools including MISRA C/C++ code quality adherence checker and DoubleCheck static analyser.Multicore run-control, board bring-up, low-level debugging and real-time trace debugging with the Green HiIls Probe and SuperTrace Probe utilising industry-standard CoreSight from Arm.Embedded Cryptographic Toolkit with FIPS 140-2 compliant services that secure embedded devices through secure boot, secure data storage, secure networks (SSL, TSL, IPSec, SSH) and digitally signed secure OTA firmware updates.Cloud-based Device Lifecycle Management manages secure credentials throughout the manufacturing supply chain, even over untrusted networks.Proven partner ecosystem spanning graphics, networking, connectivity, encryption, application modeling and all aspects of embedded device development and deployment.Services for safety/security certifications, system performance and programmer productivity.The INTEGRITY RTOS and comprehensive MULTI development environment for the Renesas R-Car D3 are available today. The solution is demonstrated in the Green Hills booth at the embedded world.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Executing secure functions from non-secure code using Arm TrustZoneNext b-plus: HiL-reinjection of sensor raw datalast_img read more

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first_imgThe Oppo Find X is official, and it’s every bit as futuristic as it was touted to be prior to launch. The Find X, is indeed, an all screen and no bezel phone. Or at least, the closest that it can get to realizing this dream in the current scenario. The Find X achieves this by taking forward things that Vivo started with its recently launched X21, and adding all sorts of crazy to it, down to the T. The Find X, to begin with, has a whopping 93.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Oppo calls it panoramic arc screen.The Find X is Oppo’s first flagship in years, but unlike its other flagship phones, the Find X is launching in global markets including North America and Europe. Further, the company is hosting a separate launch event in India on July 12 where Oppo is expected to announce the Find X for the Indian market. Here’s a closer look at everything that the Oppo Find X brings to the table.Specifications:Processor: The Oppo Find X is powered by the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.RAM: The Oppo Find X comes with up to 8GB RAM.Internal storage: It comes with up to 256GB internal storage which is also expandable.Screen: The Oppo Find X comes with a 6.4-inch 1080p+ OLED display and a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent.Rear camera: The Oppo Find X sports a dual camera system on the rear consisting of one 16MP camera and another 20MP shooter. There’s OIS and also lots and lots of AI on-board.Front camera: On the front, the Oppo Find X comes with a 25MP camera with AI and portrait light feature.advertisementSoftware: The Oppo Find X runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Colour OS 5.1. The Find X is also eligible for Android P Beta.Battery: The phone is backed by a 3,730 mAh battery with support for VOOC fast charging. The phone charges over USB Type-C.Special features:– The Oppo Find X does not have a notch nor a prominent chin. One wonders how things would be if Oppo had somehow managed to removed that wee bit of chin like the Apple iPhone X, as well. But that’s alright. The Find X is the craziest bit of technology we’ve seen coming out of China off late — after the Vivo Nex — and because Oppo is fairly active in India, chances are the Find X may come to India as well. The fact that the phone supports global LTE bands and will be sold in the US and Europe — a first for Oppo — adds credence to the fact that Oppo isn’t looking for China exclusivity with the Find X. — The Find X, as crazy as it is, features an all-glass front and back. A completely clean front and back. There are no physical buttons. Or cameras. That’s right, the Find X does not ship with conventional cameras. Instead it features a motorized system that pops out every time you need the cameras, or face unlock. Oppo calls it Stealth 3D camera system. The system is similar to the pop-out system found on the Vivo Nex only in the case of the Find X, it involves both the front and rear cameras that sit nestled inside the glass sandwich and pop out only when you want them to. Oppo says that the system can pop out in just 0.5 seconds which is pretty nice, although it must be noted, that such a system that’s dependant on moving parts would be prone to wear and tear over time. Oppo claims that the system can be used for roughly 300,000 times, which should get most users over 5 years of usage from the Find X.– The Find X does not have a fingerprint scanner and instead supports only 3D facial recognition. It does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.– The 3D facial recognition technology on-board the Oppo Find X uses a system that’s pretty similar to the one found on the iPhone X. It consists of a dot projector, an infrared camera and a flood illuminator that apparently makes O-Face (that’s what Oppo calls its system) a whole lot secure and faster than conventional mechanisms. Also, it works in the dark, claims Oppo.– The cameras on-board the Oppo Find X are loaded with AI. While the dual rear camera system can detect 21 scenarios and accordingly it can adjust your photos, the front camera supports Omoji that are Oppo’s take on Apple’s Animoji.Price and availabilityThe Oppo Find X has been launched at a ridiculously high price tag of 999 Euros which roughly translates to Rs 78,699. It will be available in two colour options: Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. Oppo is also launching a limited edition of the Find X in collaboration with luxury car maker Lamborghini. The special edition smartphone will have a textured carbon fiber back with a Lamborghini logo etched in, and also Super VOOC charging support out-of-the-box. The Lamborghini edition of the Oppo Find X will cost buyers 1,699 Euros which roughly translates to Rs 1,33,913.advertisementALSO READ: Oppo Find X launched with bezel-less all glass body, pop-out cameras and 3D facial recognitionlast_img read more

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Now you don’t have to wait for Redmi 6A, Xiaomi puts it on open sale

first_imgThe Redmi 6A is Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone in the country. And according to IDC’s report, it is also the bestselling smartphone in India since it launched, treading on the footprints of its predecessor, i.e. Redmi 5A. Therefore, it’s obvious that the Redmi 6A is one of the most important smartphones for Xiaomi this year to lead the charts and keep the cash registers flowing. The only obstruction to Xiaomi’s smooth sailing towards success is its flash sale model for the Redmi 6A. Xiaomi is now getting rid of this obstruction by putting the Redmi 6A on open sale.In a recent tweet, Xiaomi announced that they will be putting the Redmi 6A on open sale. This means that consumers will be able to buy the Redmi 6A without waiting for flash sales. The Redmi 6A will be available on Mi.com and Amazon.in starting January 12. Previously, the Redmi 6A was available under the flash sale model and was put on sale in limited numbers. With the open sale, consumers interested in the Redmi 6A will no more have to wait to get their hands on their smartphone.The Redmi 6A is Xiaomi’s most affordable smartphone currently. Two variants of the smartphone exist, with the base version sporting 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and the high-end version sporting 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The base version now starts at Rs 5,999 while the variant with 32GB storage sells for Rs 6,999. Xiaomi is offering special deals on the Redmi 6A on Mi.com, wherein buyers can avail up to Rs 2,200 cashback on Jio and 100GB of additional 4G data.advertisementThe Redmi 6A is Xiaomi’s entry-level smartphone. To recall, the Redmi 6A is the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature MediaTek chipsets after a long while. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio A22 chipset and is accompanied by 2GB RAM as standard. The phone comes in two storage variants – 16GB and 32GB. It sports a large 5.45-inch HD LCD display. For the optics, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, both assisted by AI algorithms. It also features face unlock for verification. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery and comes with a 5W charger. The phone is available in blue, gold, rose gold and black.ALSO READ | Redmi with Snapdragon 855: Affordable next-gen flagship Xiaomi for Rs 26,000ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you should knowALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi TV 4X Pro 55-inch quick review: Subtle changes that matterlast_img read more

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DAKOTA CITY SALES TAX MEASURE PASSES EASILY

first_imgVoters in Dakota City, Nebraska approved a half cent sales tax increase measure in Tuesday’s election.The measure passed 113-51 with nearly 69 per cent approval.The money raised from the issue will finance fire hydrant repairs and other city infrastructure projects.There were two open seats on the Dakota County Commission on Primary Day with nine Republicans and four Democrats on the ballot.The top two GOP finishers were Janet Gill with 298 votes and Troy Launsby with 239.The top Democratic vote getters were Larry Albenesius with 275 votes and Ron Hartnett with 221 in the unofficial tally.Those four will compete for the two open commission seats in the November general election.last_img read more

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Toronto stock market advances while loonie falls twothirds of a cent

first_imgMajor North American indices made gains Friday, with those in New York setting record highs, as investors felt confident about the economy and the global political climate.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 39.22 points to 15,857.22.In New York, all three indices reached new highs.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 165.59 points to 23,328.63 and the S&P 500 index advanced 13.11 points to 2,575.21. That’s the fifth consecutive record-setting day for each index.The Nasdaq composite index, meanwhile, set a new high as it added 23.98 points to 6,629.05.The positive momentum comes as investors have decided that there’s little political risk and the economy is pretty stable, said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investments.“There really is very little out there today that should disrupt markets,” he said.Everyone is watching the Chinese Communist Party’s Congress, set to end next week, and parliamentary elections in Japan this weekend, Adatia said. But no surprises are expected from either event, he added.The TSX, which has recently experienced a rally, also benefits from lower expectations that the Bank of Canada will raise its benchmark interest rate once more before the end of the year, he said.Statistics Canada released inflation figures Friday that showed Canada’s annual inflation rate rose to 1.6 per cent in September, up from 1.4 per cent the previous month.The Bank of Canada scrutinizes the agency’s consumer price index ahead of rate decisions and economists said it’s unlikely the increase will push the central bank to raise rates at next Wednesday’s scheduled policy meeting.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.36 cents US, down 0.78 of a U.S. cent.In commodities, the December crude contract gained 33 cents to US$51.84 per barrel and the November natural gas contract rose roughly four cents to about US$2.92 per mmBTU.The December gold contract shed US$9.50 to US$1,280.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was relatively unchanged at about US$3.17 a pound.— With files from the Associated PressFollow @AleksSagan on Twitterlast_img read more

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Morocco takes part in World Human Rights Forum in Brasilia

first_imgRabat – Morocco took part in the World Human Rights Forum, which opened Tuesday in Brasilia at the initiative of the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, said a statement from the Inter-ministerial Delegation for Human rights. The Moroccan delegation to this international event includes parliamentarians, representatives of government departments, the Inter-ministerial Delegation for Human Rights, active non- governmental organizations in the fields of human rights, trade unionists, university professors, and human rights activists, the statement said.The National Council for Human Rights is also represented in this meeting through a stand showcasing the activities of the Council on the promotion and protection of human rights, particularly the annual and thematic reports. Morocco’s participation will be marked by a speech of former Council chairman Ahmed Herzenni at the first plenary to be held under the motto: “Human Rights as the Peoples’ Struggle Flag.”Held on December 10-13, 2013, the Forum aspires to offer a space for public debate at the international level, where world human rights’ main achievements and challenges will be debated, focusing on respect for differences, social participation, inequality reduction, and development of adequate responses to human rights violations.last_img read more

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Sierra Leone Deputy SecretaryGeneral arrives for meetings with President UN staff

Tomorrow, Mrs. Fréchette is scheduled to hold separate discussions with President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah and his Foreign Minister before meeting with UN staff. The Deputy Secretary-General will meet on Friday with senior officials of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and representatives of international and local non-governmental organizations before departing for Port Loko, where she plans to visit disarmament, demobilization and reintegration centres, as well as camps for internally displaced persons. Meanwhile, UNAMSIL has reported continuing deployment of UN peacekeepers in the country. “We’ve deployed to Lunsar, and we’ve deployed to Mange and we will continue on our deployment plans,” military spokesman Major M.M. Yerima told the press yesterday. The deployment, Major Yerima said, will be “strong,” with UN troops able “to respond robustly” to any challenges.Referring to the capture by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) of 500 peacekeepers during the last UN troop deployment in May 2000, the spokesman said the main problem then had been “thin deployment.” “At the time of the May crisis, unfortunately the RUF decided to violate the Lomé Peace Agreement by taking our personnel hostage,” Major Yerima said. “When the peacekeepers were deployed, we thought they were being deployed in what was a situation of peace. We have learned from that experience.” read more

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International monitoring board for Iraqi development fund sets up web site

The site provides press releases, minutes of meetings and other relevant information of the International Advisory and Monitoring Board for Iraq (IAMB), which comprises representatives of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations and the World Bank.Meanwhile, during its last meeting last week in Washington, the Board received a briefing by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) on the financial functions and operations for the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI).The Board was also told that the CPA had invited proposals by tomorrow for external audits. The IAMB will then have to approve duly qualified external auditors.The purpose of the Board is to promote the objectives laid out by the Council in its resolution 1483 adopted in May 2003. That resolution, in part, underlined that the DFI “shall be used in a transparent manner to meet the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi people, for the economic reconstruction and repair of Iraq’s infrastructure, for the continued disarmament of Iraq, and for the costs of Iraqi civilian administration,” as well as for other purposes benefiting the Iraqi people. read more

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Annan calls for relief access in strifetorn Sri Lanka immediate end to

Referring to the water dispute, Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman that he is “disturbed by reports that there have been many civilian victims, including children, as well as large displacements of people.”Noting the continued efforts by Norway to resolve the conflict, he called on the parties “to cease hostilities immediately to create a conducive climate for negotiations over the water issue,” and reiterated his appeal to both the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to resume peace talks.The conflict, which has already been going on for more than 20 years, has intensified in recent months despite a ceasefire agreement reached in February 2002 aimed at ending the fighting between the Government and separatist forces that has claimed some 60,000 lives.Amid repeated calls by the Secretary-General and other officials from the world body for a resumption of peace talks, last week the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) visited the island and called for concrete measures to allow the more than 300,000 people displaced by the violence to return to their homes. read more

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Gallery Mens tennis honors Metka Callahan on Senior Day

Redshirt-senior Kevin Metka (center) is congratulated by teammates before being recognized in a Senior Day ceremony on April 12 at the Varsity Tennis Courts. The ceremony followed a 4-0 OSU win over Purdue. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor

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Ohio State defensive line pressure a key to success against Oklahoma

OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard (6) sacks Tulsa redshirt senior quarterback Dane Evans during the first quarter against Tulsa on Sept. 10. The Buckeyes won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorCoach Urban Meyer and the No. 3 Ohio State football team head to Norman, Oklahoma for Saturday’s battle with the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners. The last two opponents, Bowling Green and Tulsa, provided few challenges for the Buckeyes, but this game is a little different.“I think the two (teams) we’ve faced, they’re both going to win games. This one’s real, real real,” Meyer said.Oklahoma will be the most potent offense OSU has faced to date in 2016, possibly all season. Redshirt junior quarterback Baker Mayfield is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate who has an elite arm and the ability to scramble and avoid tacklers to extend plays. He has completed 71.7 percent of his passes for 567 yards and five touchdowns.Along with Mayfield, the Sooners’ backfield has NFL-like talent in both of their running backs. OSU associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said he believes junior Samaje Perine and sophomore Joe Mixon are two of the top five running backs in college football.For OSU to slow down coach Bob Stoops’ offense, the defensive line will have to put pressure on Mayfield and contain the run game, something OSU has struggled with at times thus far.“They have a big offensive line and we got to stop the run first,” said redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard.For some perspective on the size of the Oklahoma offensive line, its five starters average height is 6-foot-6 and average almost 315 pounds in weight. Left tackle Orlando Brown boosts most of those stats, standing at 6-foot-8, 340 pounds.Hubbard registered his first sack on Saturday against Tulsa for an 11 yard loss on a third down in the first quarter. He finished the day with three tackles, all of which came in the backfield.The Buckeyes have totaled four sacks so far this year, compared to last year’s six sacks through two games. Replacing former defensive end Joey Bosa and defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was never going to be an easy task, but the team’s two sack leaders from 2015 in Hubbard and redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis returned this year and lead a D-line that has underperformed statistically.On Saturday, this is an opportunity for the unit to establish itself in the national picture.“We want to make that statement because we believe we are one of the best units in the country,” Hubbard said. “It’s going to put us on the national stage for everyone else to think that, so it’s a big opportunity for us.” For Hubbard, Lewis and junior defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes will be tested going up against the physically intimidating Brown on the Sooner offensive line. He added that he hasn’t ever tried to move someone that big, but it’s important for him to be violent with his hands, if he and the D-line hope to get to Mayfield in the backfield.More than ever, this week’s preparation is critical for the defense. Hubbard said that going up against redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett has improved the play of the defense because Barrett is just as elusive as Mayfield.Saturday also serves as the first statement game for the young defensive lineman like redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones, redshirt freshman Robert Landers and freshman Nick Bosa. Schiano said he’s excited to see how his young guys respond to the environment awaiting the Buckeyes at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.“This is big-boy football. Do we know how they are going to respond? No. A lot of these guys have never been in this situation,” Schiano said. “As a coach, you just try to prepare them the best they can. I believe we have the right people here, but that gap between knowing and doing is the biggest gap there is.”For someone who has played in games against Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame, Sam Hubbard said a game like this is the reason he plays at OSU.“I want to get there and make a big play,” he said. “I know Tyquan does, and everyone on the line does.” read more

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AUMUND India celebrates 20 year milestone

first_imgWhen AUMUND India opened up 20 years ago in Chennai it was a small sales organisation of only six people. But since then it has grown and developed to such an extent that it now includes engineering, software development, manufacturing, and exports of engineering services and components among its activities, and comprises 50 people.AD Prasad Rao and Raju Gupta were the two key personnel who started the operation. At the time, both had business backgrounds in the cement industry, Prasad Rao in marketing and Raju Gupta in project management and engineering. Together they operated as joint Managing Directors until 2012, when Prasad Rao retired from executive duties, but the business has continued to rely on his experience since then as a Board member. Raju Gupta, meanwhile, has operated as sole Managing Director since Prasad Rao’s retirement.AUMUND India has achieved several notable milestones over the course of its first 20 years; initiating calculation and parametric programming, project engineering for major cement plants, RDM localisation, and production of elevators, pan conveyors, silo discharge gates, Samson® feeders and scraper conveyors, sold by AUMUND subsidiaries around the world. Within the global AUMUND Group, AUMUND India has become the second technical centre outside of AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH in Germany. It is expected that AUMUND India will play a bigger role in future in supporting the group, especially in engineering and project management.last_img read more

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Opinion The sudden death of a young woman is not any less

first_imgLAST APRIL, shortly after Peaches Geldof had been found dead, but before drugs had ever been mentioned, I wrote a column about how I, a non celebrity, common or garden mother-of-two could relate to the loneliness she clearly felt about the loss of her own mother. About how hard it is being a mum without a mum. And about how having kids brings an unavoidable spotlight on the painful absence of your parent(s).It got one of the highest readerships of any column this year. Not because it was particularly well written. But because the unspeakable sadness around Peaches Geldof’s death, and the utter tragedy of her following in her own mother’s footsteps, would stop even the most cynical and hard-hearted of us in our tracks.Confirmed as a heroin addict And now an inquest has found that her 11-month-old was left alone for up to 15 hours after she died in a house that contained importation quality heroin. And I find myself wondering… do I still feel a kinship with her?Yesterday she was ‘outed’ as a heroin addict who had been in treatment for 2 ½ years before her death. Which means that, given her eldest son is barely two, she effectively had never been a parent without battling a drug addiction. Now that I know that uncomfortable fact, do I still sympathise with her pain?Yes.Yes, I do.Why?Because she was woman – no, a girl – who had had a hard time. The hardest of times. The kind of childhood few, if any of us, can even begin to imagine. Losing your mother to a drug overdose at age 11. How can any of us even begin to imagine how that scars a young mind? How such trauma could leave a lifelong legacy, from which there is no escape?Because having your youngest son arrive on what would otherwise have been your mother’s 54th birthday must evoke feelings of loss and pain which could overwhelm even the best of us.Because my reaction, my compassion, my empathy with a fellow human being should not change just because this poor soul happened to involve illegal drugs in her own untimely demise; that she happened to use heroin as her vehicle of escaping whatever it was within her own life which was so relentlessly torturing her. And because the victim of a traumatic childhood would suddenly somehow become the perpetrator of her own demise. And that, regardless of whether or not she happened to also be a mother herself, is just not right.Walk a mile in her shoes Regardless of what her chosen method of escape was, and how permanent she intended that escape to be, she was a fellow human being who was clearly in the horrors and who deserves our sympathies. And instead she’s being vilified.To quote the chief protagonist herself in this sad tale: “I think you have to experience hardships and pain yourself to fully understand people who have been through it”. She was speaking at the time about the death of her own mother. Perhaps we could all learn a thing or two from this laudable sentiment.Let those very few who have walked mile in her shoes sit in judgement. And let the rest of us, whose only concern aged 11 was when we were getting a raise in our pocket money or when the next slumber party would be, let us more fortunate ones just hope that Peaches has now finally found peace.In the last interview she ever did, she was quoted as saying that “All heroin users have the same core internal pain”. And I for one hope that now, for the first time since the year 2000, she is no longer in pain.Claire Micks is an occasional writer who has also has two young babies and who also lost her own mother. And yet she still found herself sitting in on the Peaches Jury. Until she actively chose to step outside it.Column: Peaches and Paula – a mum without a mum and a photograph that spoke a thousand wordsColumn: Peaches Geldof’s last interview: ‘Heroin is such a bleak drug’last_img read more

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Bank of Canada launches hightech polymer bills to thwart off counterfeiters

first_imgRemember when playing with plastic money was something you did as a kid? The Bank of Canada is officially making plastic money for people of all ages to use as it introduced a new polymer bill yesterday. The $50 and $100 bills were designed to thwart off counterfeiters by using high-tech materials.Instead of the normal cotton paper bills, the polymer bills have two see-through windows that make it nearly impossible for amateur counterfeiters to scan or photocopy the banknotes. According to the Bank of Canada, you can “feel, look, and flip” to make sure the bill is real.Looking through the large window should show a metallic portrait and a metallic building. The metallic portrait should match the large portrait while tilting the note should cause the colors to change in the building. There are also small numbers in and around the large window that should match the value of the note. Additionally, some of the maple leaves on the large window’s border should actually cross onto the window, as well.The bills also prevent counterfeits with their raised ink in various places. You can feel the raised letters in the numerals, on the shoulders of the featured portrait, and on the Bank of Canada text. The word “Canada” in the transparent window should feel slightly raised as well.The coolest part of the bill is the frosted maple leaf window. It should have a transparent outline, but when you point an “eye-safe single-point light source” at the leaf, you should be able to see the amount of the bill hidden within the leaf.As if they weren’t cool enough already, the notes are actually cheaper to make, too. They also last about 2.5 times longer than paper bills and are therefore better for the environment since they have to be printed less frequently. Plus, once a bill has reached its expiration point, it will be recycled at the end of its life.Another advantage of the plastic bill is that they don’t curl or fray at the corners. The material causes about 40 percent less jams in automated teller and bill-counting machines, so you’ll never again have to deal with that frustrating experience of having your money spit back at you while you’re trying to buy a soda from the vending machine.The $100 bills will be issued in November, and the $50 bills are said to be issued in March 2012. New $20 bills will also be coming later next year.Read more at Bank of Canada, via CNETlast_img read more

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The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_img Saturday 17 Jun 2017, 8:59 AM By Cianan Brennan 1 Comment Short URL Share Tweet Email 8,587 Views http://jrnl.ie/3449457 Source: Shutterstock/Gonchar AnnaEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #DARK WEB: Gardaí are investigating whether or not people are using the so-called ‘dark web’ to smuggle weapons into Ireland.2. #GALWAY: A 30-year-old man is in a critical condition after being struck by a car in the early hours of this morning.3. #THE DANIEL DAY: Testing of the new Luas Cross City line is set to cause traffic disruption in Dublin this morning.4. #UNFILLED: Gardaí have filled just a fraction of the couner-terrorism roles they promised at the start of this year.5. #CARRIE FISHER: The legendary Star Wars actress dies of sleep apnea and ‘other factors’ according to a coroner’s inquest.6. #ABSTENTIONISM: Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams writes: ‘what kind of Irish leader would swear loyalty to the English Queen?’.7. #WATERFORD: A teenager spent 14 days in an adult psychiatric ward room ‘barely bigger than the bed’.8. #LONDON: The recent terror attacks in the UK capital has led to a drop in visitor numbers at the city’s sights.9. #GREEN REFUND: The Green Party wants to give people back 10c for each plastic bottle and can that they recycle. The 9 at 9: Saturday Walker in critical condition after Galway collision, and coroner rules Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea – it’s the 9 at 9. Jun 17th 2017, 8:59 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Le mystère du bond des kangourous enfin révélé

first_imgLe mystère du bond des kangourous enfin révéléEn Australie, une équipe internationale de chercheurs a percé les secrets du saut des kangourous en utilisant de la technologie infrarouge.Célèbres marsupiaux d’Australie, les kangourous sont capables d’éviter des obstacles de 3 mètres de haut et de franchir des distances de plus de 7 mètres en un seul bond. Une incroyable capacité de saut qui a toujours fasciné les chercheurs et qui restait assez mystérieuse, du moins jusqu’ici. En effet, une équipe internationale de scientifiques est parvenue à expliquer la mécanique du saut des kangourous. Le secret réside en fait dans la queue de l’animal.À lire aussiRoi de l’imitation, cet oiseau-lyre peut reproduire le son d’un pistolet-laserC’est au zoo de l’Alma Park à Brisbane en Australie que l’étude a été conduite. Pour capturer avec précision le mouvement des kangourous, les chercheurs ont utilisé des caméras et des balles réfléchissantes infrarouges. Une technologie digne d’Hollywood qui aurait servi sur le tournage du Seigneur des Anneaux. Ainsi équipés, ils se sont alors aperçus que la queue des animaux leur servait de contrepoids pour conserver l’énergie.”Le mouvement des kangourous est très net. A vitesse lente, ils utilisent leur queue comme un cinquième membre, avançant le long comme une chenille. Quand ils accélèrent, ils commencent à sauter. Les humains fatiguent très vite en faisant ça, mais pas les kangourous – Ils dépensent très peu d’énergie”, a expliqué au Telegraph le Dr Alexis Wiktorowicz-Conroy du Royal Veterinary College de Londres. Pour l’instant, les chercheurs n’ont pas encore publié le fruit de leur travail. Après avoir tracé avec précision le mouvement du bond, ils poursuivent donc leurs observations et tentent désormais de savoir comment les kangourous parviennent à sauter rapidement malgré leur poids parfois élevé. “Nous cherchons à comprendre comment les forces mécaniques – les charges qui s’exercent sur le corps – modèlent les os et la structure musculaire squelettique”, a indiqué Craig McGowan de l’Université de l’Idaho aux Etats-Unis. Le bond des kangourous devrait alors ne plus avoir aucun secret pour les scientifiques.Le 13 mars 2011 à 11:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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NASA Plans to Test New Lightweight XRay Mirrors in Space

first_img NASA is taking X-ray astronomy to new heights: A team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland is working on new lightweight X-ray mirrors that could be tested in space around 2021.According to NASA, recent testing has demonstrated that lightweight, super-thin X-ray mirrors made of material used to create computer chips can meet the tough imaging requirements of next generation X-ray observatories. Dr. William Zhang, a Goddard scientist, believes that the X-ray mirrors can show us activity near supermassive black holes, including the one at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, said a NASA press release.Developing these advanced X-ray mirrors wasn’t an easy process though. Seven years ago, Zhang started experimenting with mono-crystalline, a single-crystal silicon that hadn’t been used before to build X-ray mirrors. These optics must be curved and stored inside a cylindrically-shaped container, so very energetic X-ray photons graze their surfaces and deflect into an X-ray observatory’s instruments, instead of moving through them. Zhang aimed to make lightweight, super-thin, and easily reproducible mirrors, without compensating imaging quality.New X-ray mirrors — made of the same silicon used in computer chips — are ready to be tested in space! The new super-thin, lightweight mirrors would represent a significant leap in our X-ray observing of the universe: https://t.co/3pua1ThXEO pic.twitter.com/jC4kuhjPev— NASA (@NASA) July 30, 2019A NASA-commissioned panel’s reviews determined that Zhang’s optics, which feature brittle, highly-stable silicon material, are capable of producing the same image quality as the four pairs of heavier mirrors flying on the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The panel also deemed that two other types of technology, adjustable optics and shell mirrors, fulfilled the requirements of next-generation X-ray observatories, such as the conceptual Lynx X-ray Observatory.Zhang’s mirrors, which could provide 0.5 arc-second resolution, also meet Zhang’s low-mass requirements, since they are 50 times thinner and lighter than Chandra’s, according to Zhang. With this development, observatories in the future could carry more mirrors and create an enormous collection area for taking X-rays of the universe’s high-energy phenomena.In 2021, Zhang and his team have to deliver a 288-segment mirror assembly to Randall McEntaffer, a Pennsylvania State University professor who is working on the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE), a sounding rocket mission that’s expected to launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in 2021. This launch will be important for Zhang’s team, since it will help see if the mirror assembly can shield the mirrors from extreme launch forces during liftoff and ascent. It will also be the X-ray technology’s first test in space.However, Zhang and his team said they’re still “far, far away from flying our optics.” The next step will be to determine how to connect these delicate mirror segments inside the canister, which encloses the mirror assembly and maintains their nested alignment during a rocket launch.“We have a lot to do, and not a lot of time to do it,” Zhang said. “This is now an engineering challenge.”More on Geek.com:NASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Discovers Three New Worlds NASA Is Tracking 3 Giant Asteroids That Flew By Earth on July 24NASA Spacecraft Ready for Artemis 1 Lunar Mission NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Unai Emery is keen on using youngsters vs Tottenham

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery, revealed that he won’t hesitate to grant some minutes to the younger players on his squad vs Tottenham.Maybe some of us didn’t have enough with the very first North London Derby of the season, we are going to get another one in the Carabao Cup but manager Unai Emery revealed that he may not use his top players against Tottenham on Wednesday.The upcoming second North London Derby of the season will grant us a very different light compared to what we got a few weeks ago, mostly because Arsenal is thinking more on staying alive in the Premier League rather than winning the Carabao Cup.Just this Tuesday he offered a press conference in which he discussed why he is considering on using more youngsters for this match, which is set to be played at the Emirates Stadium.“Our first idea is that we play with the best players that we can use in this derby,” Emery told a news conference on Tuesday via Four Four Two.“The opposition is very big and it’s demanding a big performance from us tomorrow. We can use some young players because we think with a big performance, they can help us win.”“Sunday for us is a big reality check in our way. We need to improve and also we need to continue doing our way in our process.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“It’s not a good result but this reality gives us more motivation to continue to work hard, finding a new thing to work on each day, and also it makes us demand a lot from ourselves in the way we work on this way.”“We need to improve by not conceding as many chances to the opposition,” he added.“A clean sheet is very important in each match. Tomorrow is the next. A scoring moment is very important and we are second for that in the Premier League. But we need to do better in our balance defensively, and our hard work now is this,” he concluded.💬 “I think showing emotion is very important. I think football is emotion. And in a derby, maybe this emotion is greater.”👇 @UnaiEmery_ looks ahead to tomorrow’s #CarabaoCup tie— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 18, 2018last_img read more

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Tijuana River Pollution CrossBorder Sewage Meeting

first_imgTijuana River Pollution: Cross-Border Sewage Meeting June 25, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOn Friday there was a meeting is specifically to discuss the Tijuana River and the constant trans-border spills and resulting beach closures with representative on both sides of the border.Lauren Phinney sat down in studio with Paloma Aguirre, Coastal and Marine Director, to discuss the sewage problem and the proposed solutions. Lauren Phinney, Lauren Phinney Posted: June 25, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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