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Charges laid after 13 vehicles damaged in bizarre Edmonton gassplashing

first_imgEDMONTON — A man who was arrested in Edmonton with the help of a citizen after allegedly lighting vehicles on fire now faces charges.Police say no one was injured in the Friday evening incident near Whyte Avenue, but 13 vehicles were damaged.They say officers responded to multiple calls about a man who was reported to be walking around pouring fuel on vehicles and setting them on fire.In one instance, people with fire extinguishers rushed to aid a driver after liquid was poured on the hood of a vehicle from a jerry can and ignited.A suspect was arrested after he was chased and tackled by another man inside a coffee shop.Malice Sutton, who is 22, is facing various arson charges, possession of an incendiary material and assault with a weapon.Ross Lockwood, who was skateboarding with a friend in Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue bar and restaurant district, said he pulled out his camera and began recording when he overheard someone exclaim that a person had just set another car on fire.“There was a man wearing dark clothing carrying a jerry can full of gasoline. He was pouring the gasoline onto and by cars — parked cars — but more worrying, he poured it onto the hood of an occupied vehicle,” said Lockwood, who posted his video of the incident on Reddit.“The vehicle caught on fire.”In the video, the man appears to hold the jerry can towards people on the sidewalk, who kept their distance.“I think a lot of people recognized just how dangerous it is to try to intervene with someone who’s got a full can of gas and a lighter, and no one took real action until it was safe to do so, and that’s exactly what happened,” Lockwood said.The video appears to show the man walking across the street, raising his arms and throwing the jerry can into the air as his backpack falls to the pavement. He then appears to continue walking, apparently waving at pedestrians.The video then shows a person wearing a Hawaiian shirt and jeans running after the man, following him into a Starbucks, trailed by someone carrying what appeared to be a plank.“A man in a red Hawaiian shirt brought him to the ground, and after that, several others stepped in to aid the man in the red shirt and they held him until police arrived,” Lockwood said.Police said in an email that they responded to a report of a male pouring fuel onto multiple vehicles and setting them on fire on Friday night.With the help of a citizen, the email said, a male suspect was taken into custody and charges are pending.After 13 cars were lit on fire last night, the video has gone viral. Today I spoke with Ross Lockwood, who says he was initially taking the video for evidence purposes. He gives props to all the good samaritans with fire extinguishers, Hawaiian shirt guy, and EPS #YEG #WhyteAve pic.twitter.com/P8LDTNZPeS— Carly Robinson (@CarlyDRobinson) April 13, 2019Police said 13 vehicles were damaged but no one was hurt.Social media reacted to video with accolades for the man in the Hawaiian shirt. Some posts compared him to Magnum P.I. One Batman-themed meme had a picture of a spotlight shining into the air, but instead of showing a bat symbol, it had a Hawaiian shirt.Lockwood has no idea who the man was.“I have no background for the man in the red shirt, but I just want to say thank you for the actions that you took on Friday night,” said Lockwood, who has turned over his video to police.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN observer force in Golan Heights to continue for further six months

The Security Council today extended for another six months the United Nations force observing the more than three-decade-old ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council decided to renew the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 December 2008, as recommended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In his latest report on the Force’s activities, Mr. Ban noted that the situation in the Israel-Syria sector has remained generally quiet. At the same time, “the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached,” he stated. “That statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council,” the 15-member body said in a statement read out after the adoption of the resolution by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad of the United States, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month.Mr. Ban added that he considered UNDOF’s continued presence “essential,” given the ongoing tension in the region. The Force was established in May 1974 to supervise the disengagement accord between Syrian and Israeli forces after their 1973 war. 27 June 2008The Security Council today extended for another six months the United Nations force observing the more than three-decade-old ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. read more

Stocks move broadly higher as turbulent week nears its end

NEW YORK — Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Friday as investors look to end a turbulent week on a positive note.The S&P 500 rose 0.8% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also gained ground. But both indexes are still headed for a third straight weekly decline after steep losses earlier in the week, including an 800 point drop in the Dow.Technology stocks led the market higher in a sign that investors regained some appetite for riskier holdings. Microsoft rose 1.1% and Apple rose 1.2%. Nvidia surged 8.8% on solid earnings.Health care and industrial stocks also gained ground. Investors brushed off a weak forecast from agricultural equipment maker Deere, which gained 3.2%.Utilities, which have been one of the safer havens for investors this month, lagged the market.The market’s swings have been largely driven by two factors: developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute and investors jumping into bonds as they seek a safe place to park money amid growing concerns about the global economy.Investors have been mostly defensive throughout August following President Donald Trump’s escalation of his trade war with China. He threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this month, which prompted China to allow its currency to weaken against the dollar in retaliation.The government has since said it will delay most of those new tariffs, but increased trade tensions were enough to dash hopes that a resolution would be found anytime soon. Investors are now digging in for an even more protracted trade war.Long-term bond yields edged higher. The yield on 10-year Treasury rose to 1.55% from 1.52% late Thursday.The bounce for yields follows a weeklong slide that included a sharp drop on Wednesday that rang yet another alarm bell for the economy. The 10-year yield dropped below the yield on the two-year Treasury, a rare occurrence and one that has historically suggested a recession may be a year or two away.Investors are hoping that the Federal Reserve will continue to cut interest rates in order to shore up economic growth. The central bank lowered interest rates by a quarter-point at its last meeting. It was the first time it lowered rates in a decade.The Dow rose 131 points, or 0.5%, to 25,710 and the Nasdaq rose 1%. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks jumped 1.1%.The early gains trimmed some of the week’s losses, but the S&P 500 is still poised to shed 1.7% for the week and is on track to lose 3.7% for August.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Union Pacific railroad delivers 3Q profit in line with reduced forecast it

Union Pacific railroad delivers 3Q profit in line with reduced forecast it issued this month by Josh Funk, The Associated Press Posted Oct 17, 2013 6:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific said its third-quarter profit rose 10 per cent as higher shipping rates helped the railroad offset flat volume overall and the traffic disruptions caused by last month’s flooding in Colorado.The results released Thursday were roughly in line with the reduced forecast Union Pacific issued this month and Wall Street expectations.The Omaha-based railroad reported net income of $1.15 billion, or $2.48 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30. That’s up from $1.04 billion, or $2.19 per share, a year ago.Union Pacific Corp.’s revenue grew 4 per cent to $5.57 billion.Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected earnings of $2.48 per share on higher revenue of $5.61 billion.Its shares fell $6, or 3.8 per cent, to close at $151.16 on Thursday. Its shares are still up 22 per cent so far this year.Edward Jones analyst Logan Purk said he thinks Union Pacific’s reduced earnings forecast earlier this month was a byproduct of overheated expectations, not problems at the railroad.“I’m not worried about the operation of Union Pacific. It is the darling railroad, and expectations reflected that,” Purk said.Union Pacific officials are expecting the economy to continue growing slowly. CEO Jack Koraleski said the recent budget debate in Washington, D.C., didn’t appear to affect the economy, but he worries that a repeat performance a few months from now could hurt consumer confidence.“It’s very concerning for us given that 70 per cent of the economy is driven by consumer spending,” Koraleski said.In the third quarter, Union Pacific said the number of carloads of coal, grain and intermodal shipping containers all declined, but improvements in other sectors balanced out those declines for flat volume overall.Shipments of industrial products grew 9 per cent as construction activity picked up, and automotive shipments improved 8 per cent on strong sales. Chemical shipments were also up 3 per cent.Koraleski said it’s too soon to say whether coal shipments will settle in around the current level of 282,000 carloads in the third quarter. Union Pacific and the other major freight railroads have been dealing with weak coal demand because cheap natural gas prompted many utilities to switch fuels.Price increases helped the railroad offset the volume declines in some areas. Agriculture was the only sector were Union Pacific’s revenue declined and that only slipped 2 per cent.Purk said Union Pacific’s pricing power was helped by being able to renegotiate old contracts that had outdated rates.Union Pacific said the flooding in Colorado cost the railroad $10 million in the quarter for repairs and lost business.The railroad repurchased nearly 3.7 million shares for $575 million reducing the number of shares outstanding by 2 per cent.Union Pacific operates 32,400 miles of track in 23 states from the Midwest to the West and Gulf coasts.___Follow Josh Funk online at www.twitter.com/funkwrite___Online:Union Pacific Corp.: www.up.com read more

Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans

Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans WASHINGTON – Democrats had hoped the one big policy area they could find common ground with President Donald Trump on was infrastructure, but they don’t like what they’re hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that’s still in the works.Trump has promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over 10 years. With two of his other top campaign pledges in trouble — an effort to repeal and replace the Obama administration health care law has failed so far, and without savings to the government from health care changes there may not be enough money to pay for lowering tax rates — infrastructure appeared to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise.But some Democrats say they worry that Trump’s plan will focus on trying to entice more private investment in transportation projects and reduce regulations that require environmental reviews and community consultation on projects rather than providing more government money to repair, replace and expand the nation’s transportation network.Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, two top Democrats on the House transportation committee, sent a letter Wednesday to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao objecting to comments she made last week about the failure to fix the nation’s crumbling transportation system.“The problem is not money. It’s the delays caused by government permitting processes that hold up projects for years, even decades, making them risky investments,” Chao said. She reiterated the statement Wednesday in a speech to the American Association of Port Authorities.Congress has already directed the Transportation Department in bills passed in 2012 and 2015 to take dozens of steps to “streamline” regulations holding up projects. A recent report by the department’s inspector general found that work on a majority of the 42 actions required under the 2012 law had been completed, but implementation has been delayed so that the actions can be revised to take into account conflicting or additional requirements of the 2015 law.“Piling additional streamlining measures on top of each other before they can be implemented — and before we can assess their effectiveness — is not going to solve our infrastructure problems,” the lawmakers wrote Chao. “We cannot streamline our way out of a funding shortfall.”A recent report by the Treasury Department identified 40 significant transportation and water projects whose completion has been slowed or is in jeopardy. The report found that “a lack of public funding is by far the most common factor hindering completion of transportation and water infrastructure projects.”Chao, on the other hand, cited a 2015 report by the nonpartisan group Common Good that estimates that delaying road and bridge projects by six years to deal with regulations results in an estimated $427 billion in additional project costs, traffic congestion delays and impact from global warming emissions. The report advocates reducing the permitting process, which can sometimes take up to 10 years, down to two years.DeFazio also complained at a transportation committee hearing that only a very limited number of transportation projects that have natural revenue streams like tolls are attractive to investors. Most of those projects cost at least $1 billion, and investors generally put up only about 10 to 20 per cent of the money, he said. The rest comes from state and local bonds that have to be repaid, or federal aid.Trump’s plan will include ways to boost the role of private investors, Chao said, adding that “investors say there is ample capital available” waiting for projects.DeFazio recommended increasing federal gasoline and diesel taxes by one penny per gallon and after that automatically increasing the tax with inflation to help pay for transportation. Federal fuel taxes haven’t been increased since 1993, although 17 states have increased their fuel taxes in recent years, he said.Chao’s staff notified reporters that she wouldn’t be available for questions after her ports association speech. When Chao left the speech, the association’s staff physically blocked reporters from leaving, citing a request from Chao that people remain in the room until she was out of the area, a security protocol normally reserved for heads of state.But Chao stopped in the hotel lobby to chat with people and pose for photos with on the public sidewalk in front of the hotel. Chao’s spokeswoman Marianne McInerney stepped in front of a reporter for The Associated Press, who was trying to take a photo of the group, blocking the shot. Chao then got into her waiting black SUV and left.___Follow Joan Lowy at http://twitter.com/AP_Joan_Lowy. Her work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/joan-lowy by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Apr 6, 2017 6:43 am MDT Last Updated Apr 6, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN partners with private sector to help local communities map disaster risk

Esri, a world leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, and the UNISDR announced their new partnership at the “Abu Dhabi Ascent”, a high-level meeting, co-hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the Government of the United Arab Emirates to generate momentum ahead of the UN chief’s September 23 climate summit in New York. The Ascent, which began Sunday and wrapped up earlier today two-day brought together Government representatives and leaders from business, finance and civil society to develop proposals for action on climate change.The new initiative will support the efforts of the 1,800 cities of UNISDR’s Making Cities Resilient Campaign to improve land use and urban planning by providing access to the very latest mapping technology and encouraging the development of new apps for urban resilience.Responding to Mr. Ban’s call for world leaders to mobilize their most ambitious plans for climate action, the initiative leverages the same technology platform unveiled by the United States Government for American cities last month, UNISDR says in a press release. The maps provided through the partnership establish the foundation for mobilizing larger tangible commitments to disaster risk reduction that will be announced the UN climate talks in September.“Land use and location of critical infrastructure such as schools and hospitals are key to good planning for all communities, large and small,” said Margareta Wahlström, the head of UNISDR, adding that planners must deal with spatial information for they are to reduce risk and build resilience to disasters. “This partnership with Esri can help bridge the gap between aspiration and implementation by putting the latest science and technology at the disposal of those who have joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign,” she concluded. read more

Amazon starts streaming price war as The Grand Tour takes on Netflix

first_imgAs the giants of the new broadcasting world, Amazon and Netflix are usually jointly cited as the future of television.But the eve of The Grand Tour appears to have sparked something of a price war between the two, as they battle for world screen domination.Amazon Prime has knocked £20 off its usual subscription to entice fans of the former Top Gear team to its services, as it announces it will expand the show into 200 countries.At £59, the last-minute special offer now leaves the service cheaper than Netflix, which costs £5.99 a month. The Crown is to help Netflix expand across the world Andy Wilman, the show’s executive producer, suggested the lack of public feedback would be welcomed by the team, who would instead watch social media to see how their work goes down.”We’ll never know the numbers because Amazon never give us the viewing figures,” he told Radio 4. “That’s a blessing in its own way, because you can just make something and never, ever have to be judged by looking for overnights and consolidated figures.”I guess this is the next step, that the show is just going to exist out there.” The Amazon show is likely to see them move way from pure motoring into more extravagant stunts The short-term deal was offered alongside adverts starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May , as they took their final steps towards launching the first episode of The Grand Tour at midnight on Friday.Initially released in five territories including the UK, the team have now announced it will move to 200 countries in December.Top Gear was seen in 214 countries in 2015, before Clarkson was axed from the BBC show. The expansion mimics the ambition of Netflix’s The Crown, broadcast into 190 countries after executives leapt on the idea of the lavish period drama to help it win viewers throughout the Commonwealth where, as writer Peter Morgan said, “the Queen is their grandmother”.Both shows will be watched closely by the BBC, which was outbid for The Crown by a Netflix offer of £100m and has retained the rights to Top Gear while Clarkson’s team are compelled to make their show suitably different.Unlike linear channels in the UK, neither online streaming service will give out viewing figures for their much-publicised shows. The new Grand Tour tent, which helps the show circumnavigate the BBC's ownership of the Top Gear format Claire Foy stars in The Crown, one of the most written-about shows of this year The last week has seen an array of publicity stunts in The Grand Tour host nations, with models of cars apparently crashed in city centres.Clarkson also found himself in the news after claiming to be a victim of a “hate crime” in a German airport, at the hands on an Argentinian intent on revenge after his Top Gear antics.The first episode of The Grand Tour will be reviewed in the Telegraph tomorrow (Saturday) The Amazon show is likely to see them move way from pure motoring into more extravagant stunts Being axed by the BBC, he added, had been helpful in the long run, forcing the motoring team to be different.“We’ve had to think up new ideas but that’s no bad thing,” he said.Future shows, he hinted, may see less focus on cars, with the team taking a tent around the world to perform for audiences in Los Angeles, Whitby, Germany, Johannesburg and Lapland.center_img A publicity stunt in Hackescher Markt in Berlin The Crown is to help Netflix expand across the world A publicity stunt in Hackescher Markt in Berlin He added: “They’re all there with their thumbs banging away so we’ll get it from Twitter, I’d imagine.”Clarkson said the fundamentals of the show would appeal to a wide audience in any country, claiming: “It’s an international language, cars”.He said the first episode, which includes hybrid hypercars – the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari – is likely to be popular, proclaiming himself “very excited” about finally getting to launch day.”I think programme one will be all right,” he said. “I’d be extremely surprised if that was poorly reviewed.” Claire Foy stars in The Crown, one of the most written-about shows of this year The new Grand Tour tent, which helps the show circumnavigate the BBC’s ownership of the Top Gear format The trio are billed as "three friends on an adventure" in the promo for the new show The trio are billed as “three friends on an adventure” in the promo for the new show Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Italie une tombe romaine contenant un couple enlacé

first_imgItalie : une tombe romaine contenant un couple enlacéUne équipe internationale d’archéologues étudie, entre autres vestiges découverts dans la région de Modène, en Italie, les restes d’un homme et d’une femme, enterrés enlacés dans une tombe datant des environs de l’an 500. Rénovant un palais de Modène, en Italie, des ouvriers ont eu la surprise de mettre au jour les squelettes d’un couple d’amoureux se tenant la main, vraisemblablement enterrés ensemble il y a 1.500 ans dans une tombe commune, à l’intérieur des murs du palais. “Nous pensons qu’ils ont initialement été enterrés avec leurs visages se regardant mutuellement”, explique l’archéologue Donato Labate, directeur des fouilles consécutives à la découverte.À lire aussiLe Vésuve, ce redoutable volcan dont l’éruption a détruit PompéiLa position des vertèbres de l’homme suggère que sa tête a dû rouler après la mort, peut-être déplacée loin du corps de la femme par une des crues fréquentes de la rivière Tiepido. Les fouilles archéologiques ont révélé trois couches d’intérêt scientifique. Le couple a été trouvé à l’intérieur d’une tombe modeste, dans la couche moyenne, parmi un total de 11 sépultures, à une profondeur d’environ 3 mètres.”Dans l’antiquité, il n’était pas surprenant d’apprendre que des époux ou des membres d’une même famille étaient morts en même temps : chaque fois qu’une épidémie telle que la peste noire ravageait l’Europe, un membre de la famille mourait souvent alors que la famille venait d’en enterrer un autre”, a déclaré Kristina Killgrove, anthropologue à l’Université de Caroline du Nord.Le 25 octobre 2011 à 15:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE Smackdown 1000 Ratings Viewers up for October 16 Episode beats RAW

first_img WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership goes up, WWE remains at the No. 1 spot on Tuesday WWE Smackdown 1000 Ratings are in for October 16, 2018.This week’s 1,000th episode from Washington, DC drew an average of 2.55 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that averaged 2.13 million viewers. The show came in at No. 5 for the night on cable, down from the No. 2 spot last week.Although the show dipped a bit in the 18-49 demographics, overall viewers were actually higher than RAW this week, which drew an average of 2.40 million viewers.NBA on TNT and MLB on TBS and FS1 took the top spots for the night on cable.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown 1000, headlined by Rey Mysterio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a World Cup qualifying match, averaged a 0.92 rating among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night. This is way up from last week’s show that drew a 0.67 rating.center_img Twitter Facebook WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Google+last_img read more

Local bands honored at Junior Rose Parade

first_imgPORTLAND — Pleasant Valley Middle School’s marching band won top honors Wednesday at the Junior Rose Parade, capturing the Band Sweepstakes Award.Chief Umtuch Middle School was also honored, winning second place in the open class for marching bands with more than 100 members.The groups were taking part in the Portland Rose Festival’s annual parade down Sandy Boulevard, featuring more than 30 middle school bands and thousands of decorated kids, pets and families.last_img

Social media strategist Cook wins local Dancing competition

first_imgJane Cook is winner of this year’s Dancing with the Local Stars, an event that raised $170,000 to support the Fort Vancouver National Trust.Placement was determined on the basis of who raised the most money; Cook raised $36,094.In the Saturday competition at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, nine local “stars” were partnered with Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructors and taught dance routines.The community was encouraged to vote for their favorite dancer with their dollars both online and at the event, which was attended by almost 400.The $170,000 total is the dancing event’s best fundraising effort.Cook, a social media strategist, performed a cha-cha with her dance partner, Phil Auer, a dance instructor and franchisee of the Arthur Murray studios in Vancouver, Portland and Beaverton, Ore.last_img read more

Meredith Invests in Marketing Agency iris Worldwide Rebrands Marketing Group

first_imgMeredith Corp. has made a strategic investment in London-based iris Worldwide, an international marketing agency serving clients such as Shell, Microsoft and Unilever. The investment gives Meredith a global extension to serve its clients. The company has also rebranded its Meredith Integrated Marketing unit as Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, a marketing positioning that “reflects MXM’s ability to create content-fueled, high-velocity marketing programs using a data-driven strategic process that builds customer value and loyalty across multiple channels.” Meredith Corp. says the investment in iris Worldwide will not have a material effect on its financial performance in fiscal 2012. In 2010, Meredith acquired mobile marketing company Hyperfactory. Merdith Integrated Marketing delivered “record revenues” in fiscal 2011 (ended June 30) and was part of a product mix including books and brand licensing that accounted for 29 percent of revenue for Meredith’s National Media Group. Advertising accounted for 47 percent of revenue while circulation accounted for 24 percent. The Meredith National Media Group saw $1.07 billion in revenue for fiscal 2011, down 2 percent from fiscal 2010. Operating profits jumped 6 percent to $179.6 million.last_img read more

LifeShield launches a video doorbell gets Google Assistant controls

first_imgEnlarge ImageLifeShield’s new video doorbell sports a clean, simple design tht doesn’t call too much attention to itself. LifeShield The video doorbell category is continuing to take off, and home security providers don’t want to be locked out by flashy, tech-centric competitors such as Ring and Nest. The latest name to defend its front door turf is LifeShield, which today announced the new LifeShield Doorbell Camera. Pricing isn’t finalized yet, but the company expects it to arrive in the second quarter of 2019. LifeShield’s video doorbell is Wi-Fi enabled and designed to fit right in with LifeShield’s existing home security setups. From the look of the specs, it checks most of the boxes you’d want a video doorbell to check, with a 1080p night-vision camera, support for two-way talk, cloud storage of motion-activated video clips and the option of a wired or battery-powered installation. Speaking of motion, LifeShield claims that the doorbell can distinguish between people and other objects to help reduce the number of false alerts. The doorbell doesn’t offer facial recognition though, which has recently started to emerge as an advanced, higher-end feature on some products like these. Personally, I don’t think I’d miss it — outward-facing facial recognition tech at your door can start to approach some thorny territory with regards to privacy, as Ring recently discovered. LifeShield charges users $5 a month to view the past 30 days’ worth of motion-activated video clips, or $10 a month for 60 days’ worth. That fee covers all of the cameras in your LifeShield setup. If you don’t want to pay, you can still view the doorbell’s live video feed for free.  Fees like those aren’t uncommon in the world of video doorbells. Still, I’d like this one a little better if there was at least some way to view previously recorded clips without paying a premium. Even if it’s just the last few hours’ worth of video, seeing what happened when your doorbell detects motion is a core part of the pitch, and essentially one of the main reasons people buy these things. People shouldn’t need to pay a fee in order to use already-expensive gadgets like these as they were designed to be used. In addition to the doorbell, LifeShield is taking the opportunity to announce that it’s also adding full Google Assistant voice support for its home security lineup, provided . That’ll let you arm your system or control its lights, locks and thermostats using a quick voice command to your Google Home smart speaker, or to any other gadget equipped with the Google Assistant. The nice thing about that is that LifeShield’s S30 base hub was recently certified to work with all Z-Wave compatible smart lights, locks, thermostats and garage door openers. That gives you a lot of devices to choose from that you’ll now be able to control with your voice. The system works with the free online automation service IFTTT, too, which gives you even more ways to sync it up with third-party gadgets and services that LifeShield doesn’t work with directly. 1 CES 2019 CNET Smart Home All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Smart Home Commentcenter_img CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 85 Photos Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

KKR vs SRH live streaming playing XI IPL preview and Global TV

first_imgSubcontinentStar Sports Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:19Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:18?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … CaribbeanSportsMax Runners up of 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad will begin their Indian Premier League campaign at the Eden Gardens when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders on March 24. When and where to watch the match on TV, onlineThe IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will start at 4 pm local time and 10:30 am GMT.Star Sports 1 & HD1 (English) and Star Sports 3 & HD3 (Hindi) will provide live television coverage of the match. The worldwide live stream will be available on Hotstar.KKR vs SRH preview Both teams punched above their respective weights under the leadership of two very similar type of men – quiet, soft-spoken and inspiring leaders who talked their talk with massive performances. For KKR, it was Dinesh Karthik and for SRH, it was Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson. Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla and Gautam Gambhir celebrate the wicket of David Warner, May 17, 2017IANSBoth teams look similar in terms of their composition ahead of their opening encounter of IPL 2019. Last season, the Kolkata outfit had a very good starting XI but lacked backup options and the franchise tried to address that issue by buying a few players in the auction. One of them was Carlos Brathwaite, who will forever be associated with Eden Gardens. The current Windies T20 skipper hit four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes in the last over of the 2016 T20 World Cup final at the same venue to dramatically win the tournament for his nation. But the Shah Rukh Khan-owned side received three massive injury jolts in the pace bowling department with Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and South African international Anrich Nortje all being ruled out of the entire tournament. Thus, the pace department is a major weak spot for the team which SRH will be very keen on exploiting. One department both teams will not be worried about is that of the all-rounders. The two teams are stacked with quality on that front as KKR boast of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine while SRH has former Knight Shakib Al Hasan and Vijay Shankar. Even Rashid Khan has shown that he can wield his willow to good effect in the lower order.  David Warner will be back in SRH colours for the first time in two years.IANSKKR will be wary of the Afghanistan international as he was the difference between the two sides when they last met. KKR looked in control of the qualifier against SRH when Rashid completely changed the game, first with a late flurry of boundaries scoring 34 runs off 10 balls and then with the ball as he dismissed Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn and Russell. SRH will be without captain Williamson for this clash as he is still recovering from a grade one tear to his left pectoral minor muscle. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be leading the side in his absence. Probable XIs KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C) (WK), Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna  KKR captain Dinesh Karthik has a World Cup berth to book.IANSSRH: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C), Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel AhmedGlobal TV listingsSubcontinentSubcontinentStar SportsStar SportsSubcontinentUKStar SportsStar GoldSubcontinentAustraliaStar SportsFox SportsSubcontinentSouth AfricaStar SportsSuperSportSubcontinentCanadaStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentUSAStar SportsWillow TVSubcontinentCaribbeanStar SportsSportsMaxSubcontinentBangladeshStar SportsChannel 9SubcontinentNew ZealandStar SportsSky SportsSubcontinentAfghanistanStar SportsLemar TV UKStar Gold BangladeshChannel 9 USAWillow TVcenter_img CanadaWillow TV Sunrisers Hyderabad to take on Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 finals South AfricaSuperSport New ZealandSky Sports AustraliaFox Sports AfghanistanLemar TVlast_img read more

IUTA polls on 13 Dec

first_imgThe election of Islamic University Teachers’ Association (IUTA) executive council will be held on 13 December on the campus in Kushtia, reports UNB.A total of 30 candidates from Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-Jamaat backed teachers’ alliances will contest for 15 posts, officials at IU registrar office said on Saturday.The voting will be held at Arts’ Faculty Building from 9:00am to 2:00pm.For the posts of president and secretary respectively, Islamic History and Culture department teacher Ruhul KM Saleh and English department teacher AHM Aktarul Islam Zillu will contest from the Bangabandhu Parishad and Shapla forum panel while Accounting and Information System department teacher M Mizanur Rahman and Dawah and Islamic Studies department teacher M Wali Ullah will contest from the BNP-Jamaat Panel.All the necessary preparations have been taken to hold the polls in peaceful atmosphere, IUTA chief election commissioner professor M Kazi Akhtar Hossain said.last_img read more

Texas Oil And Gas Companies Are Using More New Technology But What

first_imgFlorian MartinTrent Aulbaugh, Houston office leader at Egon Zehnder, says more energy companies are hiring chief digital officers.Texas oil and gas companies have learned to use more information technology, in part to make up for the loss of tens of thousands of workers during the oil downturn.But how does that affect the workforce going forward?To talk about that, we are joined by Trent Aulbaugh, Houston office leader at the executive search firm Egon Zehnder, for this week’s Bauer Business Focus.You can click on the play button above to listen to the interview. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:36 X Listenlast_img read more

Sex chromosome evolution tracked in fruit fly

first_img Explore further More information: Sex-Specific Adaptation Drives Early Sex Chromosome Evolution in Drosophila, Science 20 July 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6092 pp. 341-345. DOI: 10.1126/science.1225385ABSTRACTMost species’ sex chromosomes are derived from ancient autosomes and show few signatures of their origins. We studied the sex chromosomes of Drosophila miranda, where a neo-Y chromosome originated only approximately 1 million years ago. Whole-genome and transcriptome analysis reveals massive degeneration of the neo-Y, that male-beneficial genes on the neo-Y are more likely to undergo accelerated protein evolution, and that neo-Y genes evolve biased expression toward male-specific tissues—the shrinking gene content of the neo-Y becomes masculinized. In contrast, although older X chromosomes show a paucity of genes expressed in male tissues, neo-X genes highly expressed in male-specific tissues undergo increased rates of protein evolution if haploid in males. Thus, the response to sex-specific selection can shift at different stages of X differentiation, resulting in masculinization or demasculinization of the X-chromosomal gene content. Journal information: Science 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. The X and Y chromosomes in the fruit fly are, like the human X and Y chromosomes, vastly different in size and base sequence. In humans the chromosome pair is thought to have begun to evolve about 200 million years ago from an original closely matched pair of autosomal (non-sex) chromosomes. At present the Y chromosome contains only around 50 genes, while the much larger X chromosome contains about 1,000. In most species the evolution from autosome to sex chromosome occurred so long ago their evolution is difficult to track because there are few remnants of their origins.The research team, Assistant Professor Doris Bachtrog and Dr. Qi Zhou of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, decided to try to shed some light on sex chromosome evolution by studying the genome of Drosophila miranda flies, in which “neo-X” and “neo-Y” chromosomes first appeared when the Y chromosome fused with an autosome only about one million years ago. In a related species, Drosophila pseudoobscura, no fusion occurred, and so by comparing the genomes of the two species, the researchers were able to demonstrate how the X and Y chromosomes have evolved in D. miranda.According to Bachtrog, when the neo-X and neo-Y chromosomes formed, about 3,000 genes were sex-linked, with female flies having two copies of neo-X and male flies having one copy each of neo-Y and neo-X. In the million years since the fusion, the Y chromosome shows massive degeneration, with over a third of the neo-Y genes having lost their function. The degeneration was already known to occur, but Prof. Bachtrog said the speed at which it had occurred was surprising.Along with genes that have lost their function, other genes on the Y chromosome have evolved to be beneficial to males and expressed in specifically male tissues such as the prostate gland and testes. A similar evolution is also occurring on the X chromosome, on which genes expressed in female tissues are becoming more dominant. The process of the genes becoming more beneficial to females is thought to take longer on the X chromosome because males also contain a copy of the X, leading to a slower distribution of these genes than in the Y, which is only found in males. The evolution of the X chromosome is not only slower, but includes larger events, such as incorporation of genes from other chromosomes into the X.Bachtrog pointed out that in fruit flies some sex chromosomes have reverted to autosomes, and it is also possible that in Drosophila species the Y chromosome could eventually disappear altogether, and another mechanism for determining sex could then evolve. (Phys.org) — Fruit flies are commonly used in genetics research because their lifespan is short, they are easy to breed in the laboratory, and mutants are widely available. There are about 1,500 known species. Now a new study of one of these species of fruit fly has tracked the evolution of a pair of sex chromosomes that appeared only around a million years ago.center_img Scheme of a Chromosome. (1) Chromatid. One of the two identical parts of the chromosome after S phase. (2) Centromere. The point where the two chromatids touch, and where the microtubules attach. (3) Short arm (4) Long arm. In accordance with the display rules in Cytogenetics, the short arm is on top. Image: Wikipedia. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Sex chromosome evolution tracked in fruit fly (2012, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-sex-chromosome-evolution-tracked-fruit.html The story of X — evolution of a sex chromosomelast_img read more

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first_img Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  October 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is highlighting four new medical printers at RSNA 2014: models UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD, UP-991AD and UP-971AD. Each new model is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Class II, 510(k) cleared. The new printers are designed for increased efficiency and performance in a range of radiology applications, including ultrasound, portable C-Arm and cardiac cath labs.The UP-D898MD and UP-X898MD B/W ultrasound printers are designed for today’s advanced ultrasound systems with high-speed printing times of approximately 1.9 seconds, high resolution of 325 dpi and a compact, space-saving design. The front panel adds a jog dial for more user-friendly control, and built-in digital capture lets users store images on a connected USB drive. Both use the same media as their predecessor Sony models. The UP-X898MD printer is also a hybrid model, accepting both analog and digital signal inputs.The Sony UP-991AD and UP-971AD are black-and-white hybrid printers that support both analog and digital signals. Both printers have an analog video input as well as a USB 2.0 high-speed interface for digital printing. This dual compatibility is especially critical as imaging systems make the transition from analog to digital technology. The printers’ compact design with a front-panel LCD display provides for easy operation and easy integration into most cart-based imaging systems. The printers deliver high-speed printing times of approximately 8 seconds.The UP-991AD printer adds an optional blue transparency film, automatic detection of paper or film and a fully automatic media cutter.The UP-991AD prints full page for film or paper, while the UP-971AD model prints paper only.The UP-991AD and UP-X898MD models also offer “print, store and go” capabilities with Sony’s IMAGEPORT interface. This allows users to print images, store them on a USB drive and transfer them to a laptop. The IMAGEPORT interface also uses the blue thermal media to produce high-quality, film-like transparencies.The Sony UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD, UP-991AD and UP-971AD printers are available now.   For more information: www.pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/mkt-medical/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read morelast_img read more

Anguilla to benefit from more flights this winter

first_img Share Anguilla to benefit from more flights this winter Posted by ANGUILLA — The sun-soaked island of Anguilla is anticipating a busy winter season, thanks to increased air connectivity from Canada’s top airlines.Beginning this month and continuing through February, WestJet, Air Canada, Sunwing and Air Transat will all be rolling out additional flights to Saint Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).Since Anguilla does not receive direct flights or cruise ships, Saint Martin serves as its main gateway. Travellers then take a ferry to the secluded island.“We’re thrilled that more Canadians will have the chance to enjoy the hospitality and comfort of Anguilla this winter,” said Cardigan Connor, Anguilla’s Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Sports. “We welcome more visitors from Canada each year than almost any other country, and we’re happy to report that our combination of brilliant beaches and inspired cuisine keeps them coming back.”Here’s a roundup of winter flights:WestJet has added an additional flight every TuesdayAir Canada is rolling out an expanded flight schedule starting Dec. 15Air Transat will resume weekly Saturday flights to SXM on Dec. 22Sunwing will introduce weekly Thursday flights from Feb. 28 onwardsMore news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedWith 33 white sand beaches and a variety of luxury accommodations, Anguilla is a destination of choice this winter season. It was recognized in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, retaining its top spot as the #1 island in the Caribbean for the second year in a row.For more information go to ivisitanguilla.com. Friday, November 23, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Anguilla << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more