Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs arrive in Pakistan for exhibition matches

first_imgRonaldinho and Ryan Giggs were among soccer stars to arrive in Pakistan on Saturday to play exhibition matches which organizers hope will boost the sport in the country.Dutchman George Boateng, former France players Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka, former England goalkeeper David James and Portugal’s Luis Boa Morte flew in via private jet to the capital Islamabad.Brazilian Roberto Carlos was expected to arrive later for the first seven-a-side exhibition match in Karachi.The tour has been organized by a private company, World Group, aiming to promote football in Pakistan, which is No. 200 out of 211 in FIFA rankings. Lahore will host the second exhibition on Sunday.Pakistan has not hosted a major foreign team in any sports since an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus in Lahore in 2009.”For us it’s a big moment,” Pakistan football captain Kaleemullah said. “We didn’t ever dream that such big stars will come to Pakistan. I grew up watching Ronaldinho on television and I still can’t believe it, he’s in Pakistan.”The 37-year-old Ronaldinho said in a statement he was “excited at the prospect of playing in Pakistan.”Cricket is the major sport in Pakistan, but English Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga soccer have attracted a growing following among younger fans.Tickets were priced from 2,000 to 30,000 rupees ($280) with 1,000 free tickets for young people in Karachi.Manchester United has a large following in Pakistan.”Pakistani fans have not seen (international) players. This is a great opportunity to see footballers live and in their home country,” former United great Giggs told Geo Television in Dubai before flying in a private jet to Pakistan.advertisementAfter a reception in Rawalpindi, players will fly out to Karachi for the first exhibition match later on Saturday.last_img read more

VadaTech: new 6U VPX chassis with fiber optic I/O

first_imgVadaTech announces the VTX350, a 6U VPX chassis with up to twelve 6U VPX slots and provision for dual power modules ideal for field deployment. The chassis can accept 0.8-inch, 0.85-inch and 1.0-inch pitch modules.The initial backplane provides eight 6U VPX payload slots, fully compliant to VITA 46.0 baseline specification with additional support to the RTMs, compliant to VITA 46.10 and OpenVPX VITA65. In addition, an optional chassis manager (VPX980) can include a JTAG Switch Module (JSM) with JTAG routed to payload slots. Each payload slot supports up to six VITA 66.5 12-way fiber modules for high density fiber I/O. The chassis includes provision for fiber management and stress relief, making it suitable for high-speed, high-I/O applications such as EW and multi-mode radar. Chassis construction meets shock and vibration requirements per MIL-STD-810G. The VTX350 requires airflow to be provided by the cabinet, and includes provision for airflow management over payload, power and switch/manager modules.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Maplesoft: Maple 2019 offers greater mathematical powerNext Pixus: new thick and rugged faceplates for embedded boardslast_img read more

Province Supports Social Enterprises

first_imgSocial enterprises across the province will now have access to small-business loans, through the provincially funded Credit Union Small Business Loan Program. Social enterprises operate as non-profits with the purpose of addressing social, economic or environmental concerns. The province is providing a $2-million loan guarantee for the program and is available to any qualified social enterprise. It is a two-year pilot program and will provide a loan guarantee of up to $150,000 for social enterprises. The program will be offered through the network of Nova Scotia Credit Unions and will be administered by the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council. “The changes make it easier for social enterprises to start up, grow and increase their contribution to Nova Scotia,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, at Halifax based Stone Hearth Bistro. “This program will help strengthen social enterprises and in turn help build stronger communities,” said Mr. Paris. “Social enterprises play an important role in Nova Scotia’s economic prosperity and are a priority of jobsHere. They help provide individuals with the right skills for good jobs and grow the economy through innovation.” “Social enterprises play a vibrant and creative role in addressing the challenges faced by our local communities,” said Dianne Kelderman, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Co-operative Council. “We are delighted to partner with the province, and to be able to assist these businesses across the province. This program will make it easier for them to start up, grow and increase their contribution to Nova Scotia.” The program builds on Nova Scotia’s rich tradition of social enterprise dating back to the early co-op and credit union movements. The belief in community self-reliance and co-operation that inspired Moses Coady’s Antigonish Movement is today inspiring social enterprises across the province, such as Wolfville-based, Just Us Coffee and Cape Breton based New Dawn Enterprises and the Pictou County Women’s Centre. “We often experience difficulty gaining access to traditional small-business loans,” said Arlene MacDonald, the centre’s executive director. “It’s important for the province to support social enterprises and to recognize the value we contribute to our communities.” In addition to the loan guarantee, the province is providing $100,000 per year for training and marketing of the program. This is the first step in the social enterprise strategy, a key part of jobsHere.last_img read more

Morocco Wins World Cup of Fiveaside Football Futsal

Rabat- Morocco beat Spain on penalties over the weekend in the United Arab Emirates to claim the World Cup of the five-a-side football, known as futsal. The Moroccan national team sealed a 4-3 penalty shootout win after the game’s official time ended with both teams having scored a goal against each other.The Spanish team was the first to open the score after only 22 seconds through Adrian Jimeno. Morocco equalized in the second half thanks to a goal by Sami Hamdani. “These are the tears of happiness I was emotional and felt so happy to have the title,” Abdelhadi Zaitoun, Morocco’s player-coach was quoted as saying. “I was very calm taking the penalty, but if I didn’t score I would have gone crazy.”“The feeling of winning is indescribable,” he said. “I’m the coach. I was not supposed to be playing but I had to give up the playing conditions. It was fantastic to be with the players.”“They are like my children. They’ve been with me for the best of last 10 years or so and this team has real guts.”On their way to the final, Morocco beat Colombia in the quarter finals 1-0 and defending champions Denmark 1-0 in the semifinal phase. read more

South Africa responds to LLRC report

The South African Government has noted the release of the final report of the Sri Lankan Commission of Inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation (the Commission of Enquiry) and the positive recommendations contained in the report relating to human rights, the return and resettlement of displaced communities, restitution and compensatory relief for the affected people, and post-conflict reconstruction and nation-building.The report, however, should have addressed in more detail the question of holding those people responsible for human rights violations to account. The South African Government calls on the Sri Lankan Government to speedily implement the measures as recommended. The solution to the challenges facing the people of Sri Lanka at this critical juncture lies in a genuine and inclusive dialogue among all the people and political parties in Sri Lanka. To this end, South Africa encourages the Government and people of Sri Lanka to create a conducive environment, inside and outside Sri Lanka, that will allow for a meaningful and sustainable political settlement that will lead to a constitution that will be acceptable to all Sri Lankans.In a spirit of partnership and cooperation, South Africa stands ready to share its experience and work with the people of Sri Lanka as they embark on this journey of building a truly reconciled and united people and nation. The Commission of Enquiry  was established by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in May 2010,  among other things,  to look into the facts and circumstances which led to the failure of the ceasefire agreement between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 21 February 2002 and the sequence of events that followed thereafter up to the 19th of May 2009 (when the LTTE was defeated in a bloody civil war); whether any person, group or institution directly or indirectly bears the responsibility for alleged human rights abuses especially towards the end of the war;  whether there are any lessons to be learned from those events in order to ensure that there will be no repeat of these events; the methodology whereby restitution to any person affected by those events can be effected; the institutional, administrative and legislative measures to be taken to prevent any recurrence of such concerns in the future;  and to promote national unity and reconciliation among all communities. The South African Government commends the Sri Lankan Government for the decision to set up an authoritative mechanism to further investigate allegations related to human rights abuses and encourages decisive actions upon the findings. read more

Wigneswaran seeks maximum devolution for Tamils

“The Mullivaikal incident left indelible marks on the collective human conscience of our people. Human rights’ denied, media intervention refused, it was a war without witnesses. International organizations at that time seriously alleged the use of prohibited lethal weapons in the said war. International aid disregarded,  local aid such as food and medicines denied, untruths uttered as to the number of people caught up in the tragic predicament, lives of innocent women, children and infants were sacrificed on this day here in Mullivaikal. Mullivaikal is no doubt a sad historical calamitous incident in our life,” he said. Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today called for maximum devolution for the Tamil speaking people and warned that further delay to do so would change the dimensions of the problem further.Wigneswaran said that the Government together with the International Community must come to a decision regarding the political aspirations of the Tamil speaking people. Wigneswaran said that though International and Tamil organizations have been trying their best to involve the UN Human Rights’ Council to intervene and get justice for the victims of the final stages pf the war, there has not been any positive progress.“Every time UN Human Rights’ Council  have their meeting and the Tamils on their part expect positive results, ultimately there are only delays and postponements. Delayed justice is denied justice. It is our view that the International Community must do everything within their purview to procure Justice for those innocents who passed away during the last stages of the war.” he said. Wigneswaran said this while speaking at an event held in Mullivaikal in the north to commemorate the victims of the final stages of the war. Wigneswaran said that it is not punishment only for the perpetrators which the Tamils seek but the truth must be told and that is why the Northern Provincial Council earlier this year passed the Resolution on Genocide unanimously and made the world take note of what has actually happened.He said that today the environment in Sri Lanka is much more positive and so without delay the country must work towards the all important goal of maximum devolution for the Tamil speaking people. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Flags to be lowered to halfstaff in observance of Patriot Day

Photo Courtesy: MGN Online FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. Flag Code, both American and state flags at public office buildings will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday in observance of Patriot Day.President Trump further callsupon Americans “to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe amoment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. EDT (7:46 a.m. CDT) to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”- Advertisement – All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag “in honor of the brave first responders, resolute members of our military, and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day.”Flag status information is available at read more

Mens basketball Gene Smith voices support for Thad Matta

OSU coach Thad Matta signals to the official that a foul should have been called in a game against Purdue on Jan. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Courtesy of Tino BovenziThe speculation on Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta’s job safety has been rampant for much of the past two seasons, only amplified with this season’s 17-14 record and 11th-place finish in the Big Ten.The Department of Athletics has offered no clarity amid the speculation, until Wednesday.Ohio State Athletics Director and Senior Vice President Gene Smith cleared the air in an official statement, voicing his confidence in Matta’s ability to return the program to national prominence.“While we are not currently where we aspire to be with our performance on the court, Thad understands better than anyone that component has to improve,” Smith said in a statement. “I am confident in his leadership to return the program to the winning ways that we have all enjoyed during his 13-year tenure.”Smith’s statement comes after Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports reported Monday night that Matta would return to the program despite concerns about the coach’s health. Matta fielded questions on Tuesday about the report, his general well-being and the university’s lack of public support for him.Matta said that he didn’t care whether the athletic department publically supported him or not, but affirmed that his health would not affect him enough to step down from his his post.In the statement, Smith said that he and Matta had a discussion about the future of the program, and Smith mentioned Matta’s 337-122 all-time record, five Big Ten titles and nine NCAA Tournament appearances as reasons to retain Matta as head coach.Earlier this season, Matta said that his travel for recruiting is indicative of his commitment to the future of the program. The Buckeyes currently have two players signed for the 2017 recruiting class, and three verbally committed in the 2018 class.Matta’s current contract runs through the 2018-19 season. read more

Human remains found in Dublin Mountains

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after human skeletal remains were found in Dublin.The find was made by a member of the public walking on Kilakee Mountain in Rathfarnham at around 7.30pm last night.The scene is preserved for a technical examination and the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis is expected to attend the scene later today.The services of a forensic anthropologist have also been requested, Gardaí said.No further information is available pending the completion of a post-mortem examination.Read: Bentleys, grenades and drugs in the post — details of Garda ‘Operation Majesty’ revealedRead: Wife and children of Dublin-based doctor killed in Leicester house firelast_img read more

Farmers association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents

first_imgTHE IRISH CATTLE and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has urged farmers to be cautious as the recent spell of good weather as well as calving and lambing have combined to make farms more busy.Last year 21 people died of farm-related injuries. The most common fatalities related to vehicles or equipment falling on or crushing victims, though several people were also attacked by livestock.With 139,829 active farms in Ireland, the ICSA said it is estimated that around 500,000 people are exposed to health and safety risks while carrying out farm-related activities.ICSA Connaught/Ulster vice president and spokesman on farm safety, John Flynn, told that the association is urging farmers to “take stock and prioritise farm safety at this busy time of year”.“The main injuries would be with machinery, tractors, vehicles and quads and as the older farmers are aging, their mobility is affected, their eyesight and they balance,” he said.“The average age now for a farmer in Ireland is 57 plus, so as part of our action plan we’re encouraging farmers to take part on some of the training modules out there.”Flynn said that farming organisations have a number of training opportunities available but that older farmers tend to feel that they don’t need it.“You’ll find the younger farmers will go to them a lot and what we’re saying is that this would be a very progressive step and a major education.”As the workload in the spring increases, this can lead to fatigue and errors that would otherwise have been avoided.In addition, farmers need to be extra careful around cows after calving. Since Ireland joined the European Union, new breeds have been introduced that develop very quickly but they are also high strung and can be dangerous.“It is not always easy when there is a newborn calf that needs feeding and perhaps we should be looking at rural development funds to provide support for the installation of better calving and handling facilities on farm,” Flynn said.Flynn said the best way for farmers to protect themselves from injuries was to take part in training or to at least watch some health and safety DVDs.last_img read more

Socrates Now at South Oakleigh College

first_imgAfter great performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane, Socrates Now, the production by Elliniko Theatro of New York, is coming back to Melbourne for an exclusive performance at the South Oakleigh Secondary College.Supported by the Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools (VAPS), the performance at the South Oakleigh College is aimed at students who have chosen Philosophy at Year 12, as Plato’s Apology is one of the prescribed texts. Students from other schools are also invited to attend the show. An eighty-minute delivery of Plato’s The Apology, the Socrates Now performance is followed by discussion on how Socrates’ message and eternal truths might be applied today. Known as the godfather of philosophy, students will have the opportunity to sit in on the trial for his life. Socrates, portrayed by Emmy award-winner Yannis Simonides, stands up to his accusers with the courage of his then-revolutionary ideals. Students will have the unique chance to ponder his arguments about ethics and justice, and to discuss the verdict with the actor after the performance.The New York play, that has seen over 300 performances in more than 15 countries, is currently on its Australian and New Zealand tour. The performance will be held at the South Oakleigh Secondary College, Bakers Road, Oakleigh South, on Monday 31 March, from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm. Cost: $15 per student. For bookings and more information, contact or call 0450 486 358 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Maladies cardiovasculaires le café serait bon pour le coeur

first_imgMaladies cardiovasculaires : le café serait bon pour le coeurAmateurs d’Arabica, réjouissez-vous !  Selon une récente étude menée en Allemagne, boire 4 tasses de café par jour pourrait avoir des effets bénéfiques sur la santé. Mieux encore, la caféine jouerait même un rôle protecteur et réparateur auprès du muscle cardiaque. Cette nouvelle découverte conforte les résultats d’expériences précédentes ayant déjà démontré d’autres bénéfices de cette boisson sur notre santé.   Terminée la culpabilité devant la machine à café lorsqu’on s’apprête à glisser une pièce pour boire son 3è kawa de la journée ! Enfin, on va pouvoir répondre aux regards désapprobateurs que « c’est bon pour la santé », cette petite phrase magique qui semble souvent calmer les esprits les plus retors ! En effet, dans un rapport paru le 21 juin dernier dans la revue scientifique PLOS Biology, des chercheurs ont révélé que la consommation de caféine facilitait la circulation d’une protéine régulatrice dans les mithochondries  aidant ainsi à prévenir les dommages cardiovasculaires et cellulaires. Un excellente nouvelle pour les Français qui sont 7 sur 10 à boire au moins une tasse à café par jour. Des souris et des hommes … et du café !Dirigée par Judith Haendeler et Joachim Altschmied de la faculté de médecine de l’Université Heinrich-Heine et du IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine à Düsseldorf, en Allemagne, l’étude s’est focalisée sur les réactions de plusieurs groupes de souris. Pendant 10 jours, un groupe de rongeurs a reçu quotidiennement  l’équivalent de 4 tasses de café avant qu’on leur provoque une crise cardiaque. Les chercheurs ont alors constaté que les cellules des souris qui avaient reçu la dose de caféine avaient bien mieux réparé les dommages causés par l’attaque cardiaque que celles qui n’avaient pas « bu » de café. Une protéine appelée 27Les scientifiques ont donc conclu que la caféine boostait la circulation de la protéine p27 dans les mitochondries, ces organites qui produisent de l’énergie pour nos cellules. En augmentant la présence de cette protéine dans les mitochondries, on accroit la production d’énergie qui permet ainsi la réparation des cellules cardiaques endommagées après une attaque.  Il s’agit d’une découverte déterminante concernant le rôle de la caféine. D’autant  plus capitale que les humains et d’autres espèces animales possèdent cette p27, qu’on trouve normalement dans le noyau des cellules.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?« Avec ce que l’on vient de découvrir, on peut désormais considérer comme dépassées les mises en garde des médecins sur la consommation de café auprès des personnes souffrant de problèmes cardiaques », s’enthousiasme le généticien moléculaire dans un article de Science News.Des propos que tient tout de même à modérer sa collègue Judith Haendeler qui rappelle que seule une augmentation de sa consommation de café ne suffit pas et qu’il faut évidemment respecter un régime alimentaire équilibré et pratiquer régulièrement une activité physique pour maintenir son cœur en bonne santé. Et de préciser « qu’un abus de café ou de thé vert serait contre-productif. Trop de p27 dans les mitochondries pourrait les détruire et causer de graves soucis de santé ». La juste mesure… Toujours et encore. En attendant, « un café et l’addition SVP ! »Le 28 juin 2018 à 17:04 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Get Rich Quick in Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch

first_img In a world full of huge games-as-service shooters like Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, and others, the enduring audience for the Payday series has always somewhat baffled me. And yet even five years after the release of Payday 2 the developers at Overkill Software continue to support it with substantial new updates like new missions and John Wick DLC.Now, they’ve even gone ahead brought the game to the Nintendo Switch, bolstering the console/handheld hybrid’s burgeoning library of hardcore hits. And I think I get the appeal now. Payday 2 is totally a kind of B game we don’t see that often anymore in this indie/AAA split gaming landscape. That means it has significant flaws (several of which the Switch itself exacerbates) but it also means that this game about robbing banks is refreshingly low-stakes.Once I wrapped my head around Payday 2’s progression system it really clicked for me why bringing it to Switch sounded appealing. There’s no lengthy, story-driven, overarching campaign to complete or elaborate Destiny-style raids to slog through online with friends. In other words, there’s no pressure to play more than what you want to. Just hop onto and take on a job, some of which you can bang out in minutes if you’re good enough. It’s great for portable play, rob a bank or two on your way to work. And even a short play session feels valuable because it earns you offshore bank account money and experience to unlock new perks and gear for your character.As for the missions themselves, they feature some pretty fascinating ideas in order to shift standard first-person shooter gameplay tropes from Saving Private Ryan to Heat. Most missions start quiet with casing as you attempt to avoid detection and get a mental map of the limited environments. Sometimes you can even pull off a whole job in stealth, zipping up incapacitated guards in body bags and answering their phones before anyone notices. The gear you choose to bring with you can also influence (or even dictate in some frustrating cases) your approach. Jamming camera signals is a very different tactic than blowing up a door with C4.However, more often than not you’ll have to get loud, put on your Dark Knight clown mask, and start shooting cops while threatening civilians and stealing loot. Payday 2 creates most of its Left 4 Dead-style tension by challenging players to keep surviving as more and more complications get thrown at them. Most crucial actions you perform, from drilling into vaults to driving through barricades, require some amount of waiting. During that time, you’ll also be fending off hordes of cops, healing yourself and your allies during downtime, and getting ready for the next wave while trying to finish the job itself.Most missions follow this same template, which again makes Payday 2 better suited to addictive short portable play sessions than tiring marathon ones. But there are some attempts to mix things up in the margins. Some missions take place over multiple days. I spent the first day of “Goat Simulator” rounding up valuable goats throughout the city in places like burning buildings or hot dog stands. The second day was all about fending off police and gangsters while calling in a pilot to fly the caged goats away. That also demonstrates Payday 2’s goofy, almost Hitman sense of humor that turns many heists into dark comedies. I smashed up a mall while dubstep Christmas carols played.But Payday 2 can only cover up its cracks for so long. This is especially true if you play solo. AI teammates are good for fighting back and helping you up. But you’ll have to do all the tasks that require any real mental energy, and I suspect this drags out missions longer than they’re supposed to, as compared to when four humans split the tasks amongst themselves. You can play online with other people, and I had a pretty good time doing so. But because of Nintendo’s barely existent voice chat support more difficult versions of missions become almost impossible to coordinate.Payday 2 is also just kind of an ugly game. We all know the Switch isn’t the most powerful piece of hardware, but even on a top of the line gaming PC Payday 2 looks old and rough. So obviously weaker specs don’t do it any favors visually or in terms of performance. The different masks you buy for different characters, including the red/blue neon LED mask for Switch-exclusive new character Joy, add some personality. But that’s really the only pleasant thing here to look at.Still, I enjoy that Payday 2 is now on Nintendo Switch, as inexplicable as it is. Hopefully it gets regular updates to bring its content up to date with the other versions. As for me and my life of crime, I thought I was out. But now, after writing this, I feel myself being pulled back in.Buy it now!Buy Nintendo labo Variety Kit.Buy Nintendo Labo Robot Kit.Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch Stay on targetlast_img read more

Marvel Auctions Off Cancelled Netflix Show Props

first_imgStay on target Now that Jessica Jones has aired its third and final season, the Netflix streaming TV offshoot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is truly over. It’s time to get excited for the Disney+ Marvel shows instead, even if we don’t think they’ll have nearly as much sex. Oh well.Fortunately, Marvel isn’t leaving fans of Daredevil, Luke Cage, and the rest of The Defenders high and dry. The contract with Netflix prevents them for using the characters elsewhere for at least a few years. So instead they are giving the street-level superheroes directly to you by auctioning off costumes and other props from the cancelled shows.Marvel is partnering with Prop Store to sell off swag from the Netflix shows. And there are a couple different ways to get in on the action. Download a PDF copy of the catalog to see what you even want or order a physical version. You can start bidding online for items now or register for either absentee bidding or the chance to bid live over your phone during the auction itself on August 12 and 13. We can’t wait to hear some motor-mouthed Texan count down and sell off Kingpin’s huge white suit.So what exactly are your bidding on? Props include Daredevil’s complete costume starting at $30,000, the tank where Luke Cage was experimented on for $12,000, and Iron Fist’s martial arts robes for a hilarious $3,000. If you want anything from The Punisher’s show though that’s, uh, a separate auction.For more on Marvel here’s what we hope they show at the San Diego Comic Con next month and read our hands-on impressions of the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 for Nintendo Switch. Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 last_img read more

Exhibit to tell tales of Hawaiian transplants

first_img“Why would you want to leave paradise?”That’s what went through the mind of artist Amy Kapuanani Antonio-Claussen as she considered the people who left Hawaii — where she spent much of her childhood — for jobs in the Pacific Northwest in the 1800s.Many of the Kanakas, as they were called, wound up working for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Vancouver. And that’s where Antonio-Claussen will introduce her exhibit — Na Kanaka — this afternoon.The 2 p.m. presentation at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. in Vancouver, is free. The exhibit will be on view until January 2019.The exhibit focuses on the little-known stories of the native Hawaiians who worked in the Pacific Northwest fur trade from 1811 to the 1860s.The Portland artist’s exhibit will explore some of the reasons those Hawaiians sought their fortunes in the Pacific Northwest. Their path was the American and European ships that came to Hawaii to restock food and water, to make repairs and to recruit seamen.“Hawaiians have always been seafarers. They’re at home in the water,” Antonio-Claussen said.Other Kanakas were hired out by their king as contract workers.While hundreds of Hawaiians lived in and around Fort Vancouver as laborers and servants, “There is not a lot of archaeological representation,” Antonio-Claussen said.last_img read more

Judge says progress is evident in reuniting immigrant families

first_img Updated: 5:45 PM Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Judge says progress is evident in reuniting immigrant families July 20, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In less than a week,  the federal government must meet a judge’s deadline to try to reunite 2,551 children with their parents.In a hearing on Friday afternoon, the second one this week, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw reviewed the latest figures submitted by the government, as it attempts to comply with a July 26 deadline.450 families out of the more than 2,500 have been reunified, so far.As of Friday morning, 954 have received the green light for reunification.In the latest hearing, the judge offered some praise, and said it appears the process to reunite children with their parents is working.Earlier this week, the judge imposed a temporary halt to deporting the newly reunited families, at the request of the  American Civil Liberties Union.The ACLU had asked the judge for a seven day period between the time a family is reunited and the time a parent is deported, giving parents the time to talk to their child and decide if the child will remain in the United States to seek asylum.More than 700 parents are in that group. In arguing for a seven day period before a parent is deported, ACLU Attorney Lee Gelernt said “These parents may only have a matter of days to make the momentous decision whether to leave their child behind in the United States.”The next status hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, just two days before the final deadline of July 26. Posted: July 20, 2018last_img read more

ASA Announces Soybean Marketing and Production College

first_imgASA has created a new Soybean Marketing and Production College program to educate producers on how to capitalize on the growing trends and new technologies in agriculture to maximize on-farm profitability. The event takes place in Minneapolis, July 29-30. Growers do not have to be ASA members to participate.Matt Roberts”Global sustainability requirements, meeting world soybean demand, weed management and herbicide resistance issues, new precision ag technologies – these issues are all impacting the profitability of soybean growers,” said ASA President Danny Murphy. “ASA’s Soybean Marketing and Production College will give growers hands-on training in these areas, with breakout sessions and presentations from industry experts, in addition to a session on succession planning.”In the opening general session, Ohio State University’s Dr. Matt Roberts will review the current supply and demand situation for grains and oilseeds globally, what that means for prices, and how growers can best take advantage of these trends in their own marketing decisions.John PhippsAt the closing general session, U.S. Farm Report host John Phipps will share strategies to prosper from an unpredictable future in agriculture by understanding which risks are worth worrying about.Registration is open now through July 9. Click here to get more information and register.The Soybean Marketing and Production College is sponsored by: AGCO, Bayer CropScience, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Kansas Soybean Commission, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, New York Soybean Board and the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board.last_img read more

NASA and USAF killed astronauts to cover up fake moon landings says

first_imgNeil Armstrong descending off the landerProject Apollo ArchiveConspiracy theorists have long been alleging that NASA, the United States space agency has faked the moon landing to proclaim their space dominance during the Cold War. In the course of time, these conspiracy theorists have also figured out several anomalies from NASA’s moon landing photo, and they claim that the space agency is involved in the coverup.Adding heat to their claims, the family of NASA’s former astronaut Virgil Grissom has claimed that the United States space agency might have been behind the sinister activities. It should be noted that Virgil Grissom, along with his fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee died on January 27, 1967, during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission. Many people, after the death of Grissom, had revealed that the NASA astronaut was a whistleblower who wished to reveal that the space agency had no plans to actually land on the moon.”I think it was intentionally sabotaged by someone, it’s been a question in my mind. What was found in the accident investigation and how was that handled, was the CIA involved or whoever. It was done intentionally,” said Scott, son of Grissom, Daily Star reports.Grissom’s widow Betty had also urged NASA to give a clear answer over the demise of her husband. “I feel like it is up to NASA to come forward and give us a direct answer to what really happened,” she said.Shockingly, Thomas Baron, quality control and safety inspector for North American Aviation (NAA) who compiled a report outlining issues with parts, equipment and procedures at NASA before the tragic incident was also killed in a car crash. It should be noted that Baron was killed just six days after he leaked the Apollo tragedy findings to the media.”I believe that Thomas Baron was murdered because he had the truth to tell about the Apollo project,” said Bill Kaysing, a moon-hoax investigator.A few months back, popular conspiracy theorist Graham McHardy known by his YouTube channel’s name ‘Streetcap1’ had died mysteriously, and many people claimed that his death was manipulated by USAF and NASA. Before his death, McHardy had spotted several anomalies in NASA lunar photos, and it made many believe that NASA is covering up sinister secrets associated with Apollo missions.Despite all these popular conspiracy theories, there are no visible pieces of foul play evidence in any of the above-mentioned incidents.last_img read more

Cabinet approves new telecom policy aiming 100 billion investment 4 million jobs

first_imgUnion Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha (Right) with Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda before presenting the Rail Budget 2014-15 in New Delhi on 8 July, 2014.PIBThe Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new telecom policy, now named as ‘National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018’ that aims to attract $100 billion investment and create 40 lakh jobs in the sector by 2022.Communication systems have been evolving at a rapid pace globally, especially in areas like 5G, Internet of Things and Machine to Machine Communication, said Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha.He added that it was felt that a “consumer-centric and application-driven policy” be brought in. Some of the objectives of the NDCP 2018 include providing broadband access to all, creating 40 lakh new jobs, and increasing India’s ranking in the global ICT Index to 50th spot.”We also expect GDP contribution of the telecom sector, which has been around six per cent, to grow to 8 per cent… and expect USD 100 billion investment to come in,” he said.The vision, Sinha said, is to have robust communication infrastructure which is “ubiquitous, resilient secure, and affordable”.The draft policy, which was in public domain for consultation, focused on increasing high-speed broadband penetration, with use of modern technologies like 5G and optical fibres across the country at affordable rates.last_img read more

Study results suggest people are less cooperative in unequal societies when wealth

first_img Explore further Journal information: Nature (—A team of researchers at Yale University has conducted an online virtual experiment designed to better understand behavior patterns among people in a society as it relates to wealth inequality. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their study and results and offer suggestions on how it may relate to the real world. Credit: A. Reese and A. Ro © 2015 Do people treat each other differently or cooperate differently with other people if they know that the other person is more or less well off than they are? Anecdotal evidence would suggest that this is likely the case, but proving it is difficult. To learn more, the researchers asked for help from 1,460 online participants–volunteers who agreed to take part in a virtual society game. The idea was that participants could cooperate with others by giving them virtual cash, making things better for everyone. But unbeknownst to the players, several factors were controlled by the researchers, such as how much virtual cash each player started with, allowing for unequal distribution. Also during some games, players were able to see how much cash everyone had, while in other games, they only knew how much they had, making it impossible to compare themselves with others. In any case, game players were told that at the completion of the game, they would be able to redeem their virtual cash for real world money.In studying the results, the researchers found that players that had more money than others, and knew it, tended to be less cooperative—hoarding their money for a big payoff when the game ended. Such players often also benefited from donations given by other players more willing to cooperate by giving to everyone. On the other hand, when players had more virtual money than others, but did not know it, they tended to be just as generous as those that had less money. Thus, the researchers concluded, it was the knowledge of having more wealth that caused those with more money to be more stingy.How the game relates to real life is of course, a matter of conjecture—the researchers suggest that because game players knew they were going to get real money as a payoff at that end, it meant they behaved in a real way, but at the same time acknowledge that when setting up such an experiment there is going to be trade-offs. In this case, that meant taking education level, race and other such factors out of the equation, allowing for measuring only cooperation degree when known inequality existed.center_img More information: Inequality and visibility of wealth in experimental social networks, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature15392AbstractHumans prefer relatively equal distributions of resources, yet societies have varying degrees of economic inequality6. To investigate some of the possible determinants and consequences of inequality, here we perform experiments involving a networked public goods game in which subjects interact and gain or lose wealth. Subjects (n = 1,462) were randomly assigned to have higher or lower initial endowments, and were embedded within social networks with three levels of economic inequality (Gini coefficient = 0.0, 0.2, and 0.4). In addition, we manipulated the visibility of the wealth of network neighbours. We show that wealth visibility facilitates the downstream consequences of initial inequality—in initially more unequal situations, wealth visibility leads to greater inequality than when wealth is invisible. This result reflects a heterogeneous response to visibility in richer versus poorer subjects. We also find that making wealth visible has adverse welfare consequences, yielding lower levels of overall cooperation, inter-connectedness, and wealth. High initial levels of economic inequality alone, however, have relatively few deleterious welfare effects.Press release Gamers who buy advantages are respected less by other players Citation: Study results suggest people are less cooperative in unequal societies when wealth inequality is evident (2015, September 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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.last_img read more