The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.1. #GUERIN REPORT Alan Shatter has blasted the Guerin report for ‘completely failing to follow fair procedure’. He said Guerin was wrong, and that he did listen to the whistleblower’s allegations. Here’s his speech in full.2. #LETTER Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Niall Collins said he sent a letter to a judge about a convicted drug dealer to inform him that the mother of the accused’s four children had died by suicide. Collins has been heavily criticised for the decision.3. #CHARITY A report into the Central Remedial Clinic’s finances said that the CRC set up its charitable arm for the sole purpose of making sure it got as much money as possible from the HSE. It recommends that the Friends and Supporters of the CRC be wound up.4. #BUSINESS Dunnes Stores has suffered a legal blow: the European Court of Justice has sided with fashion designer Karen Millen in a dispute over a shirt and top. In essence, the court ruled that designs don’t need to be specifically registered to benefit from legal protection.5. #DATALINK A Canadian court has ordered Google to remove links relating to a company called Datalink. The case involves an industrial manufacturer, Equustek, which claimed Datalink ripped off its network device technology and sold it online through 300 websites – and wants Google to remove all searches that link to the sites.last_img read more

46 dead after landslide at Ethiopian rubbish dump

first_img 3 Comments By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 46 dead after landslide at Ethiopian rubbish dump Around 300 people live on the site. Share Tweet Email1 8,647 Views Mar 13th 2017, 8:02 AM Short URL Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Image: SIPA USA/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3284159 Monday 13 Mar 2017, 8:02 AM AT LEAST 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia’s largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters living there blamed on a biogas plant being built nearby.Saturday’s landslide flattened dozens of homes of people living in the Koshe dump when part of the largest pile of rubbish collapsed, an AFP journalist said.Dagmawit Moges, head of the city communications bureau, said 46 people had died — 32 female and 14 male, including some children.Many of the victims were squatters who scavenged for a living in the 30-hectare dump, she said.Musa Suleiman Abdulah, who lost his wooden shack topped with plastic sheeting in the disaster, said when it happened, he heard “a big sound”.“When we came out, something like a tornado is rushing to us. We started to collect family members” and escape, he said. “People helped. My child and family left before the destruction happened.”The streets in the neighbourhood below were filled with women sobbing and wailing.Bystanders said there were still people trapped under collapsed mounds of rubbish, but police were preventing locals from getting close to the site.Just six people were seen digging through the rubbish yesterday looking for survivors and bodies.Ibrahim Mohammed, a day labourer living at the landfill whose house was narrowly spared destruction, said the disaster happened in “three minutes”.He estimated that more than 300 people live on the landfill.Construction materials, wooden sticks and plastic sheeting could be seen in the wreckage, the AFP journalist said.© – AFP, 2017Read: Could horses be the way forward for women in Saudi Arabia?last_img read more

Anger over shocking sevenhour delay in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires

first_img Apr 23rd 2019, 8:17 AM Source: Pearse Doherty/Twitter Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 8:17 AM Source: Pearse Doherty/Twitter Air Corps is in the air and will arrive in west Donegal at 5pm, 36 troops from Finner also deployed great news. But the request for support went in at 9am what took so long. Fire services, emergency services and locals have gone beyond the call of duty. Fire still raging— Pearse Doherty (@PearseDoherty) April 22, 2019 Anger over ‘shocking seven-hour delay’ in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service. Share Tweet Email2 Fitzgerald also described how the Air Corp is tasked to assist:We are tasked by the primary tasking agencies in the state, they’ll make an official request to whichever department it is. We’ll come to the Department of Defence who will assess whether or not we have the resources, whether it’s something that we can help out with. And once they do that they’ll task it out to Air Corp headquarters.Also speaking on Morning Ireland, Gary Martin of Donegal Co Council said it was “very fortunate” there were no serious injuries from the fires and that there was only minimal damage to property. “There was a huge community response, I couldn’t thank the local community more for their help, both in fighting the fires and supporting our crews,” Martin said. In a post on Facebook yesterday, Donegal County Council said there remains a high fire risk in the area.“Donegal County Council appeals to landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and similar,” the council said.“Land owners and members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialling 999 or 112.”“The Council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires.”“Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public that under the Wildlife Act 1976 and the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year.” A picture of Air Corps operations in Kincasslagh. Image: Twitter/PearseDoherty A picture of Air Corps operations in Kincasslagh. By Rónán Duffy https://jrnl.ie/4602662 Well put Greg but serious questions why it took 7-8 hours for Air Corp. Contacted the minister this morn and again in the afternoon looking for the Air Corp. Council had requested their support early this morn. Why should we put up with this? We are not second class citizens.— Pearse Doherty (@PearseDoherty) April 22, 2019 104 Comments THERE HAS BEEN intense criticism from local politicians of a delay in Defence Forces air support to help fire crews and locals battling gorse fires in Donegal. Fianna Fáil TD Pat the Cope Gallagher and Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty have both stated that a request for air support was made after 9am yesterday but that it did not arrive in Donegal until about 5pm.An estimated 100-200 people including firefighters from the Donegal Fire Service and locals were battling the fires in Annagry and Loughanure yesterday. There were also 15 fire brigade units from 12 different stations present at the scene. The fires have been brought under control and there were no serious injuries but a large area of vegetation was destroyed. Speaking to TheJournal.ie yesterday morning, local councillor Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said volunteers were “coming from everywhere” to help fight the fires and he made an appeal for an emergency to be declared. An Air Corps helicopter arrived in Donegal in the afternoon to help with the effort but the time it took for the deployment has been criticised.“It is absolutely shocking the delays which occurred before the Air Corps helicopter arrived on the scene of the gorse fires in west Donegal, the delay in mobilising the helicopter certainly left the entire situation very dangerous, and potentially threatening to numerous properties and indeed life in the areas of the fires,” Gallagher said last night. A private helicopter was also on site from earlier in the afternoon which was arranged by Donegal County Council. When the Air Corps helicopter did arrive, it played a significant role in controlling the fire. But, the issue here is why it took a full seven hours to get the helicopter cover, which was so badly needed earlier in order to control this raging inferno that threatened property and life in West Donegal.In a series of tweets, Doherty said there are “serious questions” about the delay.  Image: Twitter/PearseDoherty 29,705 Views The Defence Forces said yesterday afternoon that an AW139 helicopter equipped for fire fighting operations was deployed to the scene and that 36 troops based in Finner Camp deployed to assist with fire fighting operations on the ground.Asked about the delay in deployment on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Captain Kevin Fitzgerald said the Air Corps does not operate a dedicated firefighting service and the response required mobilising a crew “from all four corners of the country”.“Firefighting is not the primary task so when we got the tasking we had to mobilise a crew, we don’t really have the resources for a dedicated fire fighting aircraft service. So once the task was approved by the department we just had to mobilise a crew, it came in from all over the country, technicians, pilots and crewmen.”Our tasking was approved from the department in the afternoon at about 1300 hrs but the morning would have been spent chasing down crews, ringing people, people had to come from all four corners of the country to get the aircraft in the air. Once they had mobilised and come in, the firefighting from the air is a relatively high risk operation, so there’s a lot to prepare, the crews have to be briefed, they have to manage the latent risk involved in something like this, so it isn’t something that can be launched when it’s not a dedicated service. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

Non les neutrinos ne sont pas plus rapides que la lumière

first_imgNon, les neutrinos ne sont pas plus rapides que la lumièreLes neutrinos sont-ils capables de dépasser la vitesse de la lumière ? “Non”, affirme l’équipe de chercheurs du Centre européen de recherches nucléaires (CERN) de Genève qui avait elle-même remis en doute la véracité de la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein en novembre dernier.Einstein avait raison ! C’est ce que vient d’affirmer ce vendredi 8 juin une équipe de chercheurs du CERN, quelques mois après avoir bouleversé le monde de la physique et toute la communauté scientifique en annonçant que les neutrinos, particules élémentaires de la matière, pouvaient voyagerà une vitesse supérieure à celle de la lumière.Cette découverte remettant en cause la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein émise en 1905 avait quelques jours plus tard été confirmée par une seconde étude, puis démentie au mois de mars  par de nouveaux tests. Antonio Ereditato, le coordinateur italien de l’expérience Opera ayant abouti fin 2011 aux révolutionnaires résultats, avait alors démissionné de son poste, après qu’une motion a été déposée pour réclamer ce départ. Une affaire qui a valu au chercheur le surnom “physicien du flop”, inventé par le journal italien Corriere della Sera.Aujourd’hui, dans le cadre d’une conférence internationale sur la physique des neutrinos et sur l’astrophysique organisée à Kyoto, et rapportée par l’AFP, les scientifiques du CERN ont affirmé qu’ils avaient effectivement commis une erreur. “Les premières données mesurées jusqu’en 2011 avec le faisceau de neutrinos entre le CERN et Gran Sasso ont été révisées en prenant en compte des effets d’instruments attestés”, ont-ils expliqué. “Une image cohérente a émergé grâce à la fois aux données antérieures et à de nouvelles mesures qui aboutissent à une vitesse des neutrinos cohérente par rapport à la vitesse de la lumière” ont ajouté les physiciens.Deux défaillances qui ont conduit à des résultats erronés À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est donc une erreur expérimentale, une défaillance de connexion entre un GPS et un ordinateur, qui aurait conduit à ces résultats faussés. Un problème de branchement qui a réduit de 74 nanosecondes le voyage des neutrinos. Cette hypothèse confirmée par les chercheurs avait été évoquée dès le mois de février par un article publié sur le site Internet de la revue Science.Une seconde défaillance a en outre contribué à fausser les résultats de l’expérience Opéra, cette fois liée à une horloge qui a ajouté au temps de parcours des particules quinze nanosecondes. Les deux problèmes ont donc été corrigés, et l’expérience réitérée, pour cette fois confirmer la théorie d’Einstein.Le 9 juin 2012 à 12:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Technology gains drive Nasdaq composite to an all-time high

first_imgNEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose for the second consecutive day Monday with technology companies, retailers and household goods companies in the lead. Indexes of technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies both hit all-time highs.Major technology companies including Google’s parent company, Alphabet, made big gains, while Apple rose as it previewed new features and software updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Microsoft edged higher after it said it will buy the coder platform GitHub, while new privacy concerns weighed on shares of Facebook.Retailers including Target, Walmart and Under Armour rallied, as did Amazon. Energy companies fell as the price of oil continued to slide.After an up and down week last week, the S&P 500 index, a market benchmark used by many index funds, is on its first winning streak in three weeks. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite finished at a record high, above a mark it set March 12, while the smaller Russell 2000 surpassed a record it set last week.Last week investors reacted to political turmoil in Italy and rising trade tensions as the U.S. continued to hold talks with Chinese officials and placed tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Europe, Mexico and Canada.Stocks have wobbled in the last few months as investors worried that tariffs and other barriers to trade will reduce economic growth and corporate profits. But Wall Street has mostly treated the tough talk and proposed tariffs as a negotiating tactic. Invesco Chief Global Market Strategist Kristina Hooper said the U.S. crossed an important dividing line last week when, after months of talks, its aluminum and steel import duties went into effect.last_img read more

The State of App Advertising

first_imgMobile apps, while heavily reliant on Internet connectivity, are fundamentally different from traditional, browser-based media. Unlike the wide-open, essentially borderless Web environment, apps are closed systems—each one a hybrid of device-resident software and media content. Some of that media may be viewable only when connected, but much of the content, and all of the navigation and functionality, are self-contained.For publishers, this means greater control over the content experience—and far less dependence on browser capabilities or installed plugins. Not only can content be better protected from unauthorized use, it can also be made more interactive and responsive to the end user.Many analysts have predicted that HTML5 will eventually bring publishers away from dedicated apps for Apple or Android and back to the browser environment. However, even when that happens, users will demand the rich, self-contained experience that apps deliver today.Engagement, Engagement, EngagementFor advertisers, the app experience offers multiple levels of engagement that were problematic on the Web—and impossible in print. Audio and video footage is the most obvious of these, ranging from simply repurposing TV ads to creating shorter original footage. Multi-photo galleries, panoramas, and 360° views are gaining in popularity as well. While all these rich media can be found on the Web, their use in apps seems to have greater traction, mainly because smartphones and tablets are primarily “touch” environments. Users are already tapping, pinching, and swiping the screen, so interacting with on-screen ad elements is already second nature.What makes app ads even more engaging is the potential for including games or game-like modules. These can be simple—like quizzes, drawings, or contests—or sophisticated, animated widgets. They can also take advantage of the device’s built-in capabilities (MP3 player, camera, phone, gyroscope, GPS, whatever comes next) in ways that PCs never could. Claudia Malley of National Geographic describes this level of app-based interaction as “a storytelling medium” that advertisers and sponsors have barely begun to explore. The device-app combination, she maintained, is a medium that gives each user the opportunity to know more, and therefore potentially buy more, by experiencing multiple levels of potentially customized information.Advertiser interest levels are extremely high. However, “advertisers and publishers should not use traditional models for this new medium,” she says. Tablet interactivity is also not yet reflected in a standardized National Geographic rate card or other list of options, but it has become part of every new ad proposal.Under current auditing practices, most print ads appear in the mobile app, although relatively few have availed themselves of the opportunity to augment or replace their print ad with something more interactive—at least so far. Mark Tavarozzi of Entrepreneur feels that advertisers are curious about the added value of app interactivity, but are still learning about the medium. The fact that mobile apps are paid for by subscribers—departing from the free Web content model—also fuels advertiser excitement, he said.Brands and Social MediaOne feature of magazine apps that has garnered both editorial and advertising interest is the social media connection. Brand campaigns on Facebook and Twitter can, potentially, be extended to the app universe without taking the reader outside the app. Users of Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) can achieve this by creating Web views within the app page—a feature common to most app development environments.We found that editorial efforts were further along in integrating social media with their app content, but that advertisers and sponsors were following close behind. In both cases, the social media component is also in the experimental stage, with app integration taking a slightly lower priority.The Commerce ConnectionAnother use of Web views—probably the most important of all for advertisers—is direct e-commerce. Increasingly, customized HTML storefronts are being set up, to be viewed and used directly from the app. (In most environments, a separate window containing the storefront is used. However, once the purchase is made, closing the window returns the user to the app.)E-commerce is not limited to storefronts. Many publishers and advertisers are developing innovative ways to bring buyers and sellers together. In the new Alternative Press app, music reviews are accompanied by a direct link to the artist on iTunes, according to Director of New Media Robert Ortenzi. Revenue from songs purchased through this process is shared with the magazine, through a partnership agreement with Apple. Other commerce-enabling features are being planned for the magazine’s ads, which have featured integrated video from the advertiser’s Web site.Measuring Success: The New Ad CurrencyPerhaps the most challenging (and promising) aspect of app advertising is the need to develop a new ad currency. Declan Moore, President of Publishing and Digital Media at National Geographic, notes that existing metrics, such as rate base, impressions, and CPM, do not really measure the value of engagement with an interactive tablet ad. A new class of measurement standards is needed, he said.Even with the current lack of standards, the early metrics for interactive app ads is impressive. Most of the publishers we spoke to cited metrics—from Adobe Omniture and other providers—indicating that users spent minutes, not seconds, on ads that facilitated hands-on interaction by the reader. All expressed the desire for more detailed data, including time spent with specific features in the app, as well as e-commerce sell-through and brand following trends in social media.Trends and ConclusionsWe found that the vast majority of ads are still facsimiles of their printed originals. This is due in part to auditing rules requiring content parity. It is also due to advertiser unfamiliarity with the medium. Enhancements to print replica ads are growing, slowly, as advertisers experiment with ways to induce readers to spend more time on the page. Fully enhanced ads—with a print counterpart, but clearly designed for the new medium—will become increasingly common as tablet market penetration approaches 10 percent of the subscriber base.What will drive this trend faster is measurement of user engagement. Time spent with a brand, and especially time spent approaching or even making a purchase decision, will overturn conventional thinking about what an ad is—not just a story and a call to action, but a bridge to the action itself. In the heyday of print advertising, the rules seemed simpler. Competition from television, radio, and other forms advertising was a factor, but each medium was distinct—with its own attributes, value propositions, and measurements. The Web changed all that. Along with the suicidal dilemma of free editorial content, the Web brought in a whole new (and volatile) system of measuring success. Impressions,  “eyeballs,” and other metrics became a science—more or less—while the value of traditional display ads seemed to founder.If early indicators prove true, the rise of multi-function tablets is about to change all that. Although lacking the screen real estate to fully bring back the visual impact of a full color display ad, tablets bring a different level of engagement to advertising. Advertisers are only just beginning to realize this potential.Part of the transition is ruled by the market share of each channel. Today, print is still a very large percentage of the subscriber base—with a correspondingly high percentage an advertiser’s non-broadcast spend. However, tablet adoption is exceeding initial projections, which means that advertisers must embrace the potential of this medium a lot sooner than anticipated.The App is Not the Weblast_img read more

New Hearing Held On Fairbanks Four Case

first_imgThere was a hearing in the Fairbanks Four case Monday. The hearing in state court was requested by the Alaska Innocence Project, which is attempting to overturn guilty convictions of George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts and Eugene Vent, the 4 men imprisoned for the 1997 beating death of John Hartman.Download Audiolast_img

Alaska News Nightly Monday Dec 24 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsNew Alaska wildlife managers could revive old fights over federal protections, bear- and wolf-killingNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageDunleavy’s administration is likely to shift the complex dynamics between the different entities and interests involved in Alaska’s fish and wildlife politics – from the state and federal governments to tribes, hunting organizations and fishing groups.Anchorage Assembly sends alcohol sales tax to April ballotAssociated PressA proposal to set a 5-percent sales tax on alcohol to fund services that address homelessness and substance abuse will go before Anchorage voters next year.Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle diverted to Aleutian islandAbbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageFlight 128 had a potential engine issue, according to a statement from Delta Air LinesPurchase finalized: PenAir now officially a part of Ravn Air GroupAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamThe air carrier that long served as Bristol Bay and the Aleutian-Pribilof regions’ primary service to Anchorage is now a part of Ravn Air Group.These priests abused in Native villages for years: Part OneEmily Schwing, Northwest News Network – WashingtonBehind the radio station’s closed doors, Poole was a serial sexual predator. He abused at least 20 women and girls, according to court documents.The year and a half of reporting behind exposing Jesuit priests for misconductCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLast week, Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove spoke with Emily Schwing about her reporting, which took a year and a half of research.When a step back into prison is really a jump forward on the road to recoveryAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlexandria Niksik has been in and out of prison for seven years. Her most recent return home only lasted 16 days. But what might look like failure from the outside is actually a key step toward success and recovery from alcohol misuse.River otter moved to Detroit Zoo after rescue in AlaskaAssociated PressAn orphaned North American female river otter found by hikers in southeastern Alaska has been moved to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.last_img read more

Watch West Bengal BJP youth wing recites Hanuman Chalisa on

first_imgHowrah: Members from the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) recited Hanuman Chalisa near Bally Khal in Howrah to protest against alleged blocking of roads by Muslims for offering namaz every Friday. The agitated protesters gathered in large numbers on the streets on Tuesday night. The BJYM members have threatened to block all main roads to recite Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays. Also Read – After liquor, Bihar bans ‘pan masala’ as well Advertise With Us “In Mamata Banerjee’s rule, we have seen Grand Trunk Road and other main roads are blocked on Fridays for namaz. Patients die as ambulances get stuck, children and people cannot reach their schools and offices on time. As long as it continues, we will recite Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays on all main roads near Hanuman temples,” BJYM Howrah District President OP Singh told ANI. Also Read – Demanding Scindia as MP Congress chief, supporters threaten mass resignation Advertise With Us b#WATCH WB: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha recite Hanuman Chalisa near Bally Khal in Howrah. OP Singh, BJYM Pres, Howrah says, “GT Road is blocked to offer Friday namaz. Patients die,people can’t reach office on time.Recitation continues till Friday Namaz like that is offered (25.6) pic.twitter.com/BscHgYJt2C— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019 The political temperature in West Bengal continues to be high ever since the BJP made deep inroads in the state after winning 18 Lok Sabha seats and limiting the TMC to 22 seats in the national elections. Advertise With Us Although the polls have come to a close, both BJP and TMC are still at loggerheads, with instances of political violence marring the state. Banerjee has also criticised BJP for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan in a “misconceived manner” and accused them of mixing religion with politics, an allegation the BJP has repeatedly denied. On Tuesday, a BJP delegation led by MP SS Ahluwalia submitted its report to party’s national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the alleged killing of its workers and violence in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district.last_img read more

Moon sighting committee meets Friday

first_imgEid moonA meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) will be held on Friday to review the news of moon sighting of the holy month of Shawal and fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr of 1,439 Hijri.The meeting will be held at the meeting room of Islamic Foundation (IF) at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 7:15pm with religious affairs minister and NMSC president Principal Matiur Rahman in the chair, said an IF press release.If anyone can see the new moon of the holy month of Shawal anywhere in the sky of Bangladesh, he or she is requested to inform the committee dialling the telephone numbers – 9559493, 9559643, 9555947, 9558337 and 9556407 or through the fax numbers – 9563397 and 9555951 or using anyway of communication.last_img read more

Myanmar favours independent inquiry into rights violation in Rakhine

first_imgRohingya refugees make their way to a refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox`s Bazar.File photo ReutersThe government of Myanmar has decided to establish an independent commission of enquiry as part of its national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability, and development in Rakhine, reports UNB.This decision has also taken into consideration the interim recommendation of the advisory board for the committee for the implementation of the recommendations on Rakhine state, said a Myanmar government statement.The independent commission will investigate the violation of human rights and related issues.The commission will consist of three members including an international personality.It will be assisted by national and international legal technical experts, it said.last_img

Kinect Hack Allows Minecraft Fan to Build Giant Animated Cats

first_imgThere are a lot of people doing really exciting things with Microsoft Kinect – there was a video a few weeks back where some enterprising researchers used Kinect to give you full-body control of your character in World of Warcraft. Nathan Viniconis, however, decided to see if he could use Kinect to play his favorite game: Minecraft. It’s not immediately a game you would think could take to motion control: after all, Minecraft is all about mining for blocks and diamonds, punching trees to get wood, and building massive structures to keep yourself safe from the zombies that come out when the sun goes down. Viniconis took the idea a step further though, and used Kinect to control objects in the game, and to make massive animated statues like the ones in the video above. Viniconis says on the project’s Web site that he’s still working on it, but he’s not talking about what the next phase of development entails. He’s managed to import data from Kinect and make that data useful to Minecraft, he’s managed to animate the data Kinect sends in the game, and he’s managed to mercilessly tease his cat with a laser pointer. Where could he possibly go from here?last_img read more

Parl panel to begin clausebyclause consideration of Land Bill

first_imgAt on Monday’s meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament, members decided that if the government is able to reply to their queries on July 16, the panel could take up clause-by-clause consideration of the bill from July 22.The committee decided to summon secretaries of concerned ministries on July 16 to listen to their views of the amendments to the 2013 Act. The secretaries from Legal Affairs, Legislative Department, Rural Development and Commerce Ministries, and top officials from Railways are likely to appear before the committee. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIAt least two members said after the meeting that if the committee is able to satisfy itself about the questions raised by it on July 16, the panel may reach the crucial phase of considering the various amendments brought by the NDA government through an ordinance.The ordinance was later brought as a bill in the Lok Sabha and referred to the committee amidst opposition to its various provisions by several political parties.Between July 16 and 18, members would also get notices to move their amendments to the bill. The panel, which had sought an extension of one week has now been given time till July 28 — first day of second week of Monsoon session beginning July 21 — to complete its task. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindSince sitting BJP member Dileep Singh Bhuraia had passed away last month, the Lok Sabha is likely to adjourn for the day on July 21 after paying obituaries.Panel chairman S S Ahluwalia of BJP may not be able to move a motion in the House seeking extension and he is likely to do the same on July 22, some members said. Since the committee was formed by a motion of the House, it will officially get an extension after Ahluwalia moves a motion in this regard. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is learnt to have have approved moving the motion for extension.last_img read more

Another Cancun pizzeria closes its doors due to repeated robberies

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Continued robberies and other violent offenses have caused the closure of a well-known Cancun restaurant.Long time Italian restaurant owners of El Tigre and El Toro closed their doors on Cancun Avenue and La Costa Avenue due to a wave of assaults they have suffered in recent months.In a public statement, the restaurant owner says that so far this year, they have been robbed once a week, which has resulted in them closing both of their Cancun restaurants.“There is no business that can sustain a theft per week,” the statement says, “So far this year we have been assaulted and robbed once a week.”They ask different agencies to take action in order to end the insecurity in Cancun.“Hopefully this wills serve as a call to the relevant authorities, not only to serve as such, but to understand, at all levels, that, between insecurity, crime, corruption, and sometimes incomprehensible, arbitrary and contradictory procedures bureaucratic to which the operation of a trade is subordinated, it is exhaustingly complicated to undertake and sustain a business in this city,” the statement said.“We would like to thank the people who accompanied us during these years, for their preference,” the statement said.In March of last year, Pizza Del Perro Negro Cancún also closed their doors after an attack left several staff injured.They announced a similar statement saying, “Jauría and I have made the decision to close Pizza Del Perro Negro Cancún. I hope I have left a mark on you and have sown the seed of love in your hearts. I know you will not forget my pizza and that’s why when the waters calm down and times are better to harvest, I’ll come back with new stories to write. Thanks Cancun for so much!”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pioneering 16yearold breaking baseball barriers for women

first_img Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 0 Comments   Share   Even on a scratchy Skype call from the pitching and hitting clinic in Germany where she’s working on her swing this week with two-time All-Star Steve Finley, Mayeux’s drive shines through.A baseball pioneer from the land of Tour de France cycling and the 1998 World Cup champions: Who’d have thought it? France saw its first baseball game played in the shadow of the-then unfinished Eiffel Tower in 1889 but never grew into a hotbed for the sport.Mayeux’s baseball ambitions started out simple enough: Her older brother, Dylan, played and “I just wanted to do everything the same.”“I followed him everywhere. We’re very close, so we did everything together. He started baseball at age 5. I was 3. When he went to training, I always wanted to go with him, to play, to run. So I started training at age 3 and played my first championship at 5,” she said in the Associated Press interview.Mayeux plays for the French junior national team in baseball and the national softball team — with other women — at a senior level.In all her youth teams, Mayeux was always the only girl who stuck with baseball. But a French federation rule barred girls from continuing to play with boys beyond age 15. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories center_img PARIS (AP) — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball’s international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail blazed by the 16-year-old shortstop from France. Previously, she successfully got a “no-girls-allowed” rule abolished so she could keep playing baseball with French boys. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Patients with chronic pain give advice Every day brings fresh examples of that in sports: At the Women’s World Cup in Canada, played on artificial turf that would never be inflicted on the men’s tournament, or in lack of discussion about why there is zero chance of Sepp Blatter’s successor at FIFA being a woman. Inequality in sports remains so normalized that it is often overlooked until athletes like Mayeux remind people of the obstacles women still face.Where will Mayeux’s spirit of adventure carry her? Not even she knows for sure. She hopes to catch team scouts’ eyes at an elite MLB European camp in August where she’ll work with Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin. She dreams, of course, of becoming MLB’s first female player but also knows there are more barriers to overcome.“I think there are people who oppose the idea of a girl being signed as a pro one day,” she said. “But they’ve never seen me play, they don’t know me. I hope I can change their mind.”“All I want is to play at the highest level I can, have fun, and just keep going forward.”___John Leicester is an international sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jleicester@ap.org or follow him at http://twitter.com/johnleicester She says people would remind her and her parents that she’d have to switch to softball. Their reasoning, she said with an audible snort, was that girls have slower reflexes than boys and so she would be at greater risk of injury as pitchers threw increasingly fast with age.“It’s blah-blah,” she said. “Just excuses to keep girls out of baseball.”“I wouldn’t listen. It just made me more determined to continue, to change things,” she recalled. “I always wanted to keep on playing because I knew it was the sport for me and because being a girl was no justification for me to stop. I couldn’t understand that.”Neither could Didier Seminet, who took over as president of the French federation in 2010. Mayeux credits him for strongly backing her efforts — “I wrote letters. My parents helped me a lot,” she said — to rescind the rule. That finally — only — happened last year and would have taken longer if not for Mayeux, Seminet acknowledged.“It takes generations to change generations,” he said. “What I really like about this story is how she is thumbing her nose at the boys. You ask: ‘Why this didn’t happen 10 years ago?’ Because ours is a chauvinist society.” Melissa Mayeux smiles throws a ball at a baseball camp in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The 16-year-old player on the French U-18 junior national team, made history when she became the first woman on Major League Baseball’s international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by Major League teams. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)n Top Stories last_img read more

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first_imgON Sunday afternoon the Cyprus museum, the archaeological museum, the castles of Limassol, Kolossi, Paphos and Larnaca as well as the Institute of Neurology and Genetics and the Nicosia, Strovolos, Limassol, and Sotira town halls will be lit in blue and purple as part of a public awareness campaign for Huntington’s disease.The Institute of Neurology and Genetics said in a statement it supports the international effort to raise awareness of Huntington’s disease and is co-operating with Cypriot, European and world associations involved in various public awareness events.Huntington’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited, the statement said, adding that it is characterised by symptoms that lead to kinetic, emotional and mental dysfunction. Around the world there are about 10 cases per 100,000 people.According to the latest epidemiological study conducted in 2015 at the institute, there are 42 patients with Huntington’s disease and 22 asymptomatic carriers of the Huntington gene mutation in Cyprus, all of whom from 19 families.In Cyprus, the Institute of Neurology and Genetics is the only specialised body for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease, and there is a multidisciplinary team for a holistic treatment of patients and their families in place. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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