Movement to get Aboriginal vote out in Winnipeg now looking federal

first_imgAPTN National NewsA grassroots movement aimed at getting Aboriginal people to the polls feels they made an impact on Winnipeg’s election this week.With a federal election on the horizon organizers of “Rock the Indigenous Vote” say they have no plans of going away.One high profile candidate in Winnipeg is hinting his political career is far from over too.APTN’s Dennis Ward has more.last_img

UK cybersecurity chief oversight of Huawei is working

LONDON — The head of Britain’s cybersecurity agency says government oversight of Huawei has proven it can flag up security problems, suggesting he doesn’t think the Chinese company needs to be banned from supplying mobile networks.Ciaran Martin, the CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, also said Wednesday that one of the conditions for maintaining good cybersecurity is having “sustainable diversity” in the telecommunications equipment supplier market.Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of switching gear for phone and internet companies, has faced rising scrutiny in Europe over cybersecurity concerns as countries roll out new high speed fifth generation, or 5G, mobile networks.U.S. officials have been pressuring European allies to shun the company over worries that Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for electronic espionage.The Associated Press read more

Football Ohio State avoids upset edges Spartans 1716 in East Lansing

OSU redshirt junior quarterback looks for a lane through the Michigan State defense during the Buckeyes’ game against the Spartans. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorEAST LANSING, Michigan — A cold, blustery November day in East Lansing, Michigan, perfectly summarized the scrappy contest between the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes and the unranked Michigan State Spartans. In a game that the Buckeyes came in as 20 point favorites, OSU edged the Spartans 17-16.The Buckeyes are now 3-3 in their last six meetings with the Spartans. “I don’t think they’re far out (of playoff contention),” said OSU coach Urban Meyer. “I just got a lot of respect. I’ve been in the foxhole against those guys and I know their coaching staff very well. I have great respect for them. They played very hard, but I don’t expect anything different.”The Spartans struck quickly on the legs of sophomore running back L.J. Scott. An innocent screen pass to the left side of the field, paired with outstanding down-the-field blocking, gave Scott a 64-yard lane all the way for a score. It was the first touchdown the Buckeyes defense had given up over nine quarters.Both teams combined for just nine pass completions in the first half. The wind gusts on the field, reported at 30 miles per hour at times, made a down-the-field passing game nearly impossible. One of the longest passes of the first half was a 14-yard toss from redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett to redshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh. Even that throw was altered by the wind slightly.Michigan State redshirt senior quarterback Tyler O’Connor had plenty of time to throw, as the OSU pass rush struggled in the first half to reach the quarterback. On the other side, the Buckeyes’ offensive line seemed perplexed with the Michigan State defensive front, allowing three sacks through the first two quarters.Three chunk plays were the culprit to the Buckeyes’ defensive shortcomings in the first half. All three were by Scott, who racked up 149 yards on just three of his nine touches in the two opening quarters. Most of Scott’s big runs came from off the tackle, swinging the ball wide where he found lots of daylight. Redshirt junior linebacker Chris Worley agreed the team failed to keep him contained at times.“A lot of (mistakes) were just little schemed-up things,” he said. “Not setting an edge on the defense.” OSU’s biggest play of the day came on a picture-perfect pass from Barrett to junior H-back Curtis Samuel across the middle of the field. In single coverage over the top, the OSU offense found a hole and Barrett floated the ball right into the outstretched arms of Samuel for a touchdown.The second half kicked off with the Buckeyes handling the opening kick. It took more than six minutes of game time before either team could find a way to score.After busting a 52-yard scamper off a beautiful lead block by Baugh, Weber pushed across the goalline for a 4-yard touchdown rush. The touchdown was his first rushing score away from Ohio Stadium this season.Weber finished his day with 14 carries for 111 yards and the touchdown, and proved to be a difference maker. He said after the game he was instrumental to the team’s approach to attacking the Michigan State defense.“Just pound the ball,” Weber said. “We knew it was going to be hard to throw the ball in that wind. Coach Meyer had a mindset that we’re going to play defense and we’re going to run the ball. I think we had over 200 yards rushing total and did a good job with that.”Samuel led the Buckeyes with 4 receptions for 40 yards, although his touches were limited by the Spartans’ defense for most of the day. He gained 53 total yards, his lowest total of the year. OSU picked up just 86 yards through the air on Saturday.A fake punt by Michigan State early in the fourth quarter from its own territory gave the Spartans a big first down, but a failed trick play and a sack by redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis and redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard forced the Spartans to punt.Scott single-handedly carried his team back into the game with nine minutes remaining, carrying the ball for all eight plays of a Michigan State drive. After plunging forward for a 1-yard touchdown rush, Dantonio decided to try for a two-point conversion, but O’Connor’s pass was picked off by redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker at the goal line. On Michigan State’s final drive, redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley intercepted O’Connor’s pass to seal the game for OSU. After the game, he walked into the press conference room, holding the game ball in his hands. Conley said it “meant the world” to have his teammates and coaches congratulating him for his play.Barrett, who was supposed to be carrying the ball less this season according to Meyer, finished the game with 24 carries. Overall, he handled the ball 46 times of OSU’s 67 plays from scrimmage.It is unclear how the team’s performance will affect the College Football Playoff rankings for the Buckeyes. The updated rankings will be released on Tuesday at 7 p.m.“The big playoff picture, it’s all noise,” said redshirt junior guard Billy Price. “If you don’t focus on the task at hand, slip-ups happen. Just make sure you go out and execute. Don’t disrespect your opponent.”OSU is now 10-1 this season, and is 7-1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes return home for a noon kickoff against Michigan to round out the regular season. read more

The people responsible for terrorism are terrorists Northern leaders on Paisley comments

first_imgBOTH THE FIRST Minister and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland today rejected comments from Dr Ian Paisley that suggested that the Irish Government’s attitude led to the Dublin and Monaghan bombings.Paisley is reported to have said that the bombings, which killed 33 people 40 years ago were down to the Irish government’s “ridiculous attitude to Northern Ireland”.However, speaking at a Google event in Dublin today, the North’s First Minister Peter Robinson rejected that idea.“We’re talking about the murder of 33 innocent people.“I have a settled and clear view about terrorism: the people responsible for terrorism are terrorists.Of course there are things going on at government level, there always will be. And of course unionists will have a different opinion of the actions of the Irish government. But that doesn’t make them responsible, in the same way the British government is not responsible for the actions of the IRA.“The responsibility lies with the people who put their hands to priming the bomb, placed the bomb and killed 33 innocent people.”At the same event, the Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness said that it was important to note that Paisley is retired.“There are different narratives about the past. That is what the Haass talks are about. While some will be taken aback by what Dr Paisley has said, I think there will be those pleasantly surprised that he has acknowledged that Bloody Sunday should not have happened.”He added that the peace process should not be derailed by “those whose plan it is to drag us back to the past”.McGuinness said that he was “looking forward” to watching the documentary on Paisley, which airs on BBC next Monday.Read: Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody SundayRead: Britain ‘does not intend’ to hand over Dublin-Monaghan fileslast_img read more

Une éruption massive rompt la période de sommeil du Soleil

first_imgUne éruption massive rompt la période de sommeil du Soleil Voilà plusieurs années que le Soleil est plongé dans un calme inquiétant. Pourtant, quelques groupes de taches sont réapparus à sa surface dernièrement. Peut-être le présage d’un retour à une activité plus importante.Le Space weather prediction center (Centre de prédiction météorologique spatiale) a révélé avoir photographié l’une des plus importantes éruptions solaires depuis plusieurs années. Elle aurait duré environ deux heures, le 13 avril dernier.À lire aussi10 choses à ne pas faire si vous voulez bien dormirLes taches et éruptions solaires sont d’excellents indicateurs de l’activité de notre étoile. Certains scientifiques sont aujourd’hui convaincus que les températures terrestres dépendent en partie de l’activité solaire. Les périodes solaires durent en moyenne onze ans, mais cela faisait treize ans que l’activité solaire était faible. Les taches à la surface du Soleil se faisaient rares, et les éruptions étaient quasi-inexistantes. L’éruption du 13 avril pourrait ainsi marquer la fin de la dernière période de repos solaire, laquelle aurait juste été plus longue qu’à l’accoutumée.Le 15 avril 2010 à 18:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Windows XP laisse la place à Windows 7

first_imgWindows XP laisse la place à Windows 7États-Unis – Comme prévu, les fabricants d’ordinateurs ne peuvent plus pré-installer Windows XP sur leurs machines. Après l’arrêt de la vente en boîte, le système d’exploitation qui a connu le plus de succès ces dernières années cède définitivement sa place à Windows 7.Microsoft avait pris sa décision depuis un petit moment déjà. Windows XP disparaît progressivement du paysage informatique pour laisser la place à Windows 7. Les fabricants ont reçu l’ordre de ne plus pré-installer le système d’exploitation qui a connu un grand succès ces dernières années. Encore largement présent dans les entreprises, XP voit le développement de Windows 7 s’accélérer dans la mesure où Microsoft fait tout pour que le grand public adopte son dernier OS. Selon une récente étude, celui-ci est utilisé à hauteur de 17,1% sur l’ensemble des ordinateurs à travers le monde, contre 11,7% il y a six mois.Le 26 octobre 2010 à 10:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chula Vista Learning Community Charter makes list of nations Best Public High

first_imgChula Vista Learning Community Charter makes list of nation’s ‘Best Public High Schools’ CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School (CVLCC), a TK-12 system, was ranked among the top three of public schools in San Diego County, and among the top 50 in California in the recently released U.S. News and World Report annual ranking.“It is a great honor to be ranked among the top three in all of San Diego, and among the top tiers of schools in California and the nation,” said Dr. Jorge Ramirez Delgado, the charter’s Executive Director. “I thank and credit our students, teachers, parents and school leaders who together make our school an amazing learning community.”Established in 1998 as a district-dependent charter, CVLCC initially served students in kindergarten through sixth grade, adding grades 7 and 8 over the years. In 2012, in response to parent interest and demand, CVLCC High opened on a site adjacent to Silver Wing Elementary in the Otay Mesa community of San Diego. CVLCC High serves over 380 students in grades 9-12. CVLCC has distinct elementary, middle and high school campuses.“I take an immense amount of pride in knowing we are driven by, and dedicated to, making experiences like world travel, hands-on professional experience, and college a reality for our students. Watching these amazing kids grow and learn beyond the walls of a classroom is something I truly value and respect about this incredible organization,” said April Hernandez, English teacher and founding member of CVLCC High.U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 28,500 public schools across the country, using data on graduation rates and state test scores. It recognized 5,948 top-performing schools with numeric rankings, and awards of gold, silver or bronze, depending on their level of college readiness. CVLCC High was ranked number 38 in California and number 245 in the nation.Of particular note is that CVLCC High was ranked higher than schools in Coronado, Poway and much of the North County.CVLCC offers a school-wide Dual Language Immersion program. Students spend half of their instructional day in English and the other half in Spanish. Its string of academic success has prompted a stream of visitors, from educators in other countries to ranking elected officials. In 2009, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured classrooms and held a press conference at the school, holding it up as a model for academic gains that could be replicated across the state. “What a success story, I have to say,” Schwarzenegger said of CVLCC, during the visit.The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) honored founding Principal and now Executive Director Dr. Ramirez Delgado with its Vision Award for outstanding leadership in bilingual education. Its success prompted scores of parents to ‘Camp Out for Kinder’ — a chance at CVLCC’s lottery at the time for kindergarten admission.With the support of the Chula Vista Elementary School District, CVLCC has been able to plan and implement educational programs that support students acquiring a second language, as well as deepening academic understanding in all content areas.  With its strong parent engagement and teacher commitment, the school has been able to provide a unique educational experience for all students. Posted: May 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom May 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Leader of Davy Crockett cleanup honored

first_imgThe U.S. Coast Guard officer who helped choreograph last year’s cleanup and dismantling of the derelict barge Davy Crockett will be honored during a regional conference this week.Capt. Daniel LeBlanc was the federal on-scene coordinator of the 10-month response after the vessel buckled and spilled oil and debris into the Columbia River. Officials first traced an oil sheen to the Davy Crockett in January 2011– that’s when federal authorities stepped in — and finished the extensive cleanup near Camas last November.This Wednesday, Le-Blanc will be honored for his efforts. He’ll receive a Legacy award from the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force during this week’s Clean Pacific Conference in Long Beach, Calif. LeBlanc is among six recipients of the award this year, according to the organization.Officials from both Washington and Oregon faced a complex task in cleaning up the Davy Crockett. Unable to move the vessel off the north bank of the Columbia, crews instead built a steel barrier around it to contain oil and debris. They then dismantled the barge where it lay, piece by piece, until it was gone.The effort produced some eye-catching numbers before it was done. Workers pulled 3.5 million pounds of steel and more than a million pounds of debris out of the river. They recovered 38,000 gallons of bunker oil. They removed another 1.6 million gallons of oily water mixture, and 4,850 pounds of asbestos.last_img read more

Government to invest in developing batteries for electric vehicles

first_imgSpring Budget 2017: The government will invest in the development, design and manufacture of batteries to power the next generation of electric vehicles.The investment will form part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), which will receive an initial investment of £270 million in 2017-2018.In his Spring Budget 2017 speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the £270 million investment will be used to develop disruptive technologies, such as robotic systems and driverless vehicles.The ISCF forms part of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), which was announced in the Autumn Statement 2016. This includes an investment of £390 million in ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV), renewable fuels, and connected and autonomous vehicles by 2020-21. This funding also includes an £80 million investment in ULEV charging infrastructure.Claire Evans, head of fleet consultancy at Zenith, said: “We saw £270 million allocated to keep the UK at the forefront of disruptive technologies that will include funding for the development, design and manufacture of batteries to power the next generation of electric vehicles. Increased range on new battery technology will speed their adoption by fleets.“The £16 million made available for a new 5G mobile technology hub will also support the move toward driverless vehicles. A £690 million competition for local authorities to tackle urban congestion and get local transport networks moving again is a welcome addition.”last_img read more

60 foreigners detained for illegal stay in Greater Noida 17

first_imgNoida: Seventeen foreigners, who were detained in Greater Noida for allegedly staying in the country without valid travel documents, have escaped from police custody, officials said Friday. They were among the 60 foreign nationals from nine countries who were detained on Wednesday over invalid visa and passport documents and faced deportation, they said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “Around 8.30 pm on Thursday, 17 of the foreigners escaped from the reserve police lines in Surajpur where they were lodged. They escaped after breaking open a bathroom window,” Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna told PTI. He said a police inquiry has been launched into the matter and a search operation is underway to trace the 17 foreigners, all men. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Superintendent of Police (City) Vineet Jaiswal, the in-charge of the probe, said two teams have been formed to search the foreigners who have escaped. “They are working in coordination with the Local Investigation Unit (LIU) since it’s a matter related with foreign nationals,” Jaiswal said. Citing rules under the Foreigners Act, 1947, he said the foreign nationals were “restrained” by the police for want of valid documents. Advertise With Us “The police can restrict the movement of foreigners in such cases and the restrictions are limited to them staying in a temporary accommodation provided by the police. They can carry out their normal business, go out for lunch or do whatever they wish to but just return to the temporary residence till the time police proceedings complete,” he said. “Now with the 17 of them escaping from the police lines, in violation of the restraining order, they can even get arrested,” Jaiswal told PTI. He said probe is underway and a report will be submitted soon in the case. Earlier on Thursday, police had released 12 of the 60 foreigners who could produce valid travel documents, Krishna said. Almost all of those detained are from eight African countries, including Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ivory Coast and Angola. Twenty-eight of them are women, the police said. During the police inspection on Wednesday, 222 beer bottles marked for sale in Delhi, 3.5 kilograms of cannabis, six laptops and 114 Airtel SIM cards were seized from their residences, they said.last_img read more

Vivo V15 Pro review Midrange phone with topnotch camera hightech security features

first_imgPopular Chinese smartphone-maker Vivo is slowly and steadily making strides not only in a highly competitive Indian market but also credited for pushing the envelope in terms of innovation in mobile technology on the global stage. What has impressed me about Vivo is that it is fearlessly experimenting in developing unique design language with full view display and yet not compromising in any critical aspects of the phone.For instance, the X20 Plus UD is the world’s first tier-1 branded smartphone to boast in-screen display and the company followed up with Vivo Nex with the pop-up camera. Now, the company is bringing the aforementioned two high-tech features to a mid-range phone Vivo V15 Pro.Does the new Vivo V15 Pro live up to the hype? Well, read my experience.Design, display and build quality:Full points to the Vivo V15 Pro for its eye-catching design both the front and the back. Thanks to the pop-up camera and in-screen fingerprint, there is no physical button or space for obstruction on the display. The v15 Pro offers true full-view screen and you will have a good time watching videos on the big 6.4-inch full HD+ (1080 x 2340p) screen with 403 ppi (pixels per inch) display density and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. With Vivo IPL 2019 going on, you can catch the live action and have immersive experience while commuting home from the office or vice versa. Vivo V15 Pro offers true FullView display without any notch on top.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaOn the back, it flaunts glossy shell and my blue review model looks lovely and even offer a premium feel when held in the hand. Though the back cover is made of polycarbonate, it is very sturdy and adds to that, the company is offering a transparent TPU case with opaque and hard edges around the corner. I have buttery fingers and dropped a few times during the review period, surprisingly, the protection cover case saved the phone every time and happy to say that I sent the review unit without any scratch or damage to the device back to the company.On the left side, Vivo V15 Pro comes with special dedicated custom Voice Assistant button, which you can assign either Google Assistant or Vivo’s own Jovi assistant.However, I am a bit sceptical about the one aspect –the retractable front camera, as it leaves the phone vulnerable to damage if the consumer drops the phone top-end facing the ground while taking a selfie. 1/6 Vivo V15 Pro comes with glossy shell on the back.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro comes with pop-up camera with 3.5 mm audio jack and mic on top of the edge.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro comes with Type 2 microUSB port, dual-SIM slot and a speaker grille at the base.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro comes with special dedicated custom Voice Assistant button, which you can assign either Google Assistant or Vivo’s own Jovi assistant and it also houses microSD card slot on top of the left side of the edge.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro houses volume rockers and a power button on the left side.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro comes with protective TPU case in the retail box.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaPreviousNextPerformance:My Vivo V15 Pro device came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core with sumptuous 6GB RAM and 128GB storage backed by Android Pie OS. It showed no sign of lagging while app loading, video recording, switching between multiple apps, internet browsing and gaming.I have to confess that I am not a big fan of mobile gaming, but the sake of testing, I did play popular Asphalt 9 series and PUBG Mobile, Vivo V15 Pro functioned buttery smooth.Camera: Vivo V15 Pro is one of the best looking phone in the mid-range segment.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro houses feature-rich photography hardware. It comes with a triple camera module (48MP + 8MP +5MP) on the back. During the testing phase, it captured some gorgeous photos in natural sunny conditions, portrait with Bokeh effect and also in the night, as well. Even the wide-angle images too, are impressive. Check out the photo slide show below.On the front, it houses a pop-up 32MP camera and what impressed me is that opens up so fast and most importantly recognised my face most of the time to unlock the screen.As far as the selfie picture quality is concerned, it is really good, better than most rival brands in the under Rs 40,000 price-bracket. 1/12 Vivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the eveningKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the Portrait mode on.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the morning.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the evening.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro’s primary camera sample taken in the shadeKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro’s primary camera sample taken in the afternoon.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro’s primary camera sample in Portrait mode with Bokeh effectKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the indoors with controlled light condition.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken with portrait mode on.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the night with street lights on.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the night with LED flash on.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaVivo V15 Pro primary camera sample taken in the evening.KVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaPreviousNextBattery:It comes packed with a 3,700mAh battery. Though it is a bit low compared to rival brands, Vivo V15 Pro was able to consistently be able to offer full-day under mixed usage. I usually start off the day’s phone usage during my commute from home to the office via the bus, usually browse Google news and jump to social media channels. Once in the office, I only use it messaging and voice calls for the next 8-9 hours and for testing sake, I do play mobile games after my lunch, but not for more than 20 minutes. Then, while returning to my home, which usually takes 90 minutes, I do try to catch up with the latest movie trailers and funny videos on YouTube. Having said that I personally make it a point not to indulge on binge-watching videos more than 40 minutes and retire to a short nap in the bus.So, by now, you probably get the gist of my routine with the phone. And, for more than a week, as said before the V15 Pro consistently lasted a day with up to 20-25 per cent juice left before I could plug the phone for charging and retire to the bed.But, the V15 Pro or any phone for that matter, will lose battery life faster if you continuously play games for more than an hour or do video recording.Final thoughts:Having used the V15 Pro for close to two weeks and I have to say, Vivo has done a pretty good job. The new phone really lives to the hype. I love the design, the fast pop-up camera, on-screen fingerprint sensor is quick and accurately recognised my finger impression most of the time, decent performance and a full day’s battery. Vivo V15 Pro ticks all the major points, which we look while purchasing an upper mid-range phone.Vivo V15 Pro is available on Amazon India and also on official Vivo store for Rs 28,990 with special offers.Pros:Gorgeous design language and also the protective TPU cover case doesn’t take away the charmReliable in-screen fingerprint sensor and quick tooTop-notch pop-up cameraA full day’s battery lifeCons:Though the pop-up camera is fast and takes fantastic photos, the retractable mechanism makes the phone vulnerable to damage if the consumer drops the phone top-end facing the ground while taking a selfieThe skinned interface of FunTouch OS makes a tad difficult to traverse through settings to enable/disable the feature. But this aspect is subjective, as some people who already owned a Vivo phone, will not find it difficult. On the other hand, users new to Vivo phone will take a few days more to fully understand the complex intricacies of the mobile interface Close Mobile phone manufacturing factories increased from 2 to 120 after coming to power: RS Prasadcenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:08/1:08Loaded: 0%0:09Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead Striking similarity with Tupacs tragic end surprises

first_imgNipsey HussleGetty imagesRapper Nipsey Hussle was shot by a man in a dark shirt thrice before leaving his dead body in front of his Marathon Clothing store. Reports said the shooter had a heated discussion with Nipsey before unloading his gun.Fellow rapper, T.I. said Nipsey was killed because the gunman could not see another person  leading his community, reported TMZ. T.I. aka Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. was on TMZ Live, discussing “why anyone would kill the beloved the rapper in his neighbourhood.”A glance at the rapper’s other ventures reveals more. Ermias Davidson Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle had an excellent business sense as seen from the success of his retail store and brand, the Marathon Clothing. It was the first smart store of its kind, where the idea of using technology in the retail business was pioneered and has become a hit too. His unshakeable belief in his own rap and business excellence has often reflected in his outlandish expenditure. Apart from his business, he reportedly offered opportunities to local youth and made the upliftment of his community as a top priority. A barbershop, learning centre for kids, fish store and cryptocurrency company are some of the ventures that he had left behind, in addition to the clothing store. TupacGetty imagesNipsey’s activities to fight against mob culture and to uplift the community reminds similar efforts by Tupac Shakur, a famous rapper who was killed by unknown assailants in 1996. Shakur was one of the best-selling music artists of all time with 75 million records sold worldwide. He worked for his community addressing contemporary social issues and was revered as a symbol of resistance and activism against inequality even to this day.So was Nipsey’s rise from the streets the way Tupac’s was and both became victims of gun violence in their own neighbourhood, against which they had raised voice. Though Nipsey saw that wealth-building could be a way of empowering the blacks, his wealth failed to stem jealousy that reportedly led to his death.last_img read more

Nintendo 3DS Sales Fall Short Of Original DS Sales

first_imgReports have been going around for the past couple weeks stating that the 3DS has fallen just short of the original DS sales. This appears to be confirmed now that the sale numbers have been released; the Nintendo 3DS sold 400,000 consoles in its first week in the U.S. The original Nintendo DS sold a 100,000 more than the 3DS in its first week of sales. Despite the lower sales record, Nintendo still has hopes for the first month of sales. Nintendo originally expected a record breaking amount of sales during its first month. We’ll have to wait and see if the sales improve. Until then, Nintendo still seems pleased with the first week of sales. One fact has been cleared, the quake did not affect Nintendo, so that cannot be blamed for the lower sales. Nintendo made sure to make that clear during the release of the US first week sales numbers. Via Xbit Labslast_img read more

Research duo suggest early Earth had heatpipe channels similar to Jupiters moon

first_img © 2013 ( —Two planetary researches, one from Hampton University and the National Institute of Aerospace, the other from Louisiana State University, have published a paper in the journal Nature suggesting that for a period of time, the Earth was very similar to Jupiter’s moon Io—with heat from within being released through what are known as heat-pipes. The new theory by William Moore and Alexander Webb goes against the common consensus that the Earth transitioned directly from a planet with a hot molten liquid layer to one covered by tectonic plates. Credit: Nature Planetary scientists have been stumped in trying to figure out how a planet with a molten hot liquid surface could transition directly to one with tectonic plates—the only way that could happen would be if the planet cooled almost instantly. But all available evidence indicates it didn’t, so how did the tectonic plates come about? Moore and Webb suggest there was an intermediate stage—one where heat was allowed to escape from the interior of the planet through heat-pipes.In practical terms, heat pipes are soft material “holes” in a planet’s surface. Hot magma from below is pushed upwards through channels towards the surface where it flows out as lava allowing heat to escape into space. While very similar to volcanoes, they don’t necessarily erupt, they simply ooze. Jupiter’s moon Io is an excellent example of a body that oozes lava, with so many heat-pipes that its entire surface is covered by material constantly pushed up from below. The result is a constant turnover of surface material, mixing with that from below. Moore and Webb theorize that a very similar situation existed on Earth between the time the surface was hot molten liquid and the development of tectonic plates. They suggest the constant movement of material up though the heat-pipes led to a build-up on the surface. As the planet cooled over time, the material that was pushed up slowly hardened and became the tectonic plates. And because there was still a lot of heat in the core of the planet, fissures developed which caused the plates to break apart and to travel as they continue to do today.Moore and Webb point to ancient zircon and diamonds found on Earth to strengthen their theory—the rocks have been dated to the time period in question (roughly 3 to 4 billion years ago) and show the weathering that would have occurred had they been constantly churned by heat-pipe transport. More information: Heat-pipe Earth, Nature 501, 501–505 (26 September 2013) DOI: 10.1038/nature12473AbstractThe heat transport and lithospheric dynamics of early Earth are currently explained by plate tectonic and vertical tectonic models, but these do not offer a global synthesis consistent with the geologic record. Here we use numerical simulations and comparison with the geologic record to explore a heat-pipe model in which volcanism dominates surface heat transport. These simulations indicate that a cold and thick lithosphere developed as a result of frequent volcanic eruptions that advected surface materials downwards. Declining heat sources over time led to an abrupt transition to plate tectonics. Consistent with model predictions, the geologic record shows rapid volcanic resurfacing, contractional deformation, a low geothermal gradient across the bulk of the lithosphere and a rapid decrease in heat-pipe volcanism after initiation of plate tectonics. The heat-pipe Earth model therefore offers a coherent geodynamic framework in which to explore the evolution of our planet before the onset of plate tectonics. New model of Earth’s interior reveals clues to hotspot volcanoescenter_img Journal information: Nature Explore further Citation: Research duo suggest early Earth had heat-pipe channels similar to Jupiter’s moon Io (2013, September 26) 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

Global DNA next generation sequencing Market Set to Reach 227169 Million

first_imgThe global DNA next generation sequencing market is expected to reach US$ 22,716.9 Mn in 2025 from US$ 4,898.5 Mn in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 21.7% from 2018-2025.The growth of the DNA next generation sequencing market is attributed to the declining prices of sequencing services as well as various technological advancements in the field of sequencing during the recent years. Advancement in the field of molecular biology has equally enhanced the sequencing procedures. Many industry players have come up with innovative NGS technology in last few years. For instance, Pacific Biosciences with Sequel, and Oxford Nanopore with PromethION. Additionally, three advances NSG systems that dominate the market includes Roche GS FLX (454), Illumina HiSeq 2000 (Solexa) and AB SOLiD (Agencourt).Download Sample Copy @ Market Players: World Health Organization (WHO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation (OECD), National Research Foundation (NRF), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and othersFurther modification and automation of this process continued to increase sequencing data and time reduction. Thereby allowing researchers to reach major milestones in the Human Genome Project. NGS makes sequence based gene expression analysis a “digital” alternative to analog techniques. Advancement in genome sequencing has made the sequencing easy and accurate.In the recent years, next generation sequencing price have declined substantially. For instance, first whole human genome sequencing cost over US$3.7 billion in 2000 and took 13 years for the completion. However, the costs for the same in recent years has reduces to US$1,000 and the process requires less number of days. In 2000, cost for sequencing was US$ 3.7 billion, which dropped down to US$ 10 million in 2006 and declined to US$ 5,000 in 2012. Major market players such as Illumina and Roche have introduced breakthrough technologies that have enabled in the cost and time reduction in the sequencing.Global DNA next generation sequencing market, based on product was segmented as, consumables, services and platforms. In 2017, consumables segment held the largest share by the market, by product. This is mainly attributed since these consumables are used at every stage of sequencing.Global DNA next generation sequencing market, based on application was segmented as, diagnostics, drug discovery, precision medicine, and other applications. In 2017, diagnostics held the largest share of market, by application.Global DNA next generation sequencing market, based on end user was segmented as, academic & research institutes, pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, hospitals & clinics, and other end users. In 2017, academic & research institutes held the largest share of market, by end user. In addition, the hospitals & clinics segment is also anticipated to witness a significant growth, during the forecast period.Avail Discount on Report @ of ContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Global DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market – Key TakeawaysChapter 3: Global DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market – Market LandscapeChapter 4: Global DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market – Key Market DynamicsChapter 5: DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market – Global AnalysisChapter 6: DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market – Global Regulatory ScenarioChapter 7: Global DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Analysis– By TypeChapter 8: Global DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Analysis– By ApplicationChapter 9: Global DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Analysis– By End UserChapter 10: North America DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 11: Europe DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 12: Asia-Pacific DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 13: Middle East & Africa DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 14: South and Central America DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market Revenue and Forecasts To 2025Chapter 15: DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market –Industry LandscapeChapter 16: DNA Next Generation Sequencing Market – Key Company ProfilesChapter 17: AppendixAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Get These Android 9 Powered Smart TV Box on Discount From Xiaomi

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you’re someone with avid media consumption requirements, there are a bunch of smart TV Box options available at a hefty discount for a limited time. Our list of smart TV Box on discount includes options from Xiaomi, Lenovo, Alfawise and many more. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the product and how you can take advantage of the discount.TV Box on Discount Brings Android 9 Options At CheapBefore we share more details on the products, be sure to note that the discount is only available for a limited time only. This means that the discount will revert back to its original model soon. This will raise the prices of our smart TV Box on discount and we wouldn’t want that. So be sure to grab your share as soon as you can. Now, let’s get down to the list.MX10 Pro 6KMain Features● Android 9.0 OS● Allwinner H6 Quad Core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53  CPU● High-performance multi-core GPU Mali T720● 4GB DDR3 + 32GB / 64GB EMMC● 2.4G WiFi● Standard 10 / 100M LANThe MX10 Pro is a neat option available at less for a limited time. While the design is pretty plain and standard, the MX10 boasts 6K resolution and it is powered by Android 9, so you get all the latest features. In addition, it includes 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage capacity, enough to save your favorite episodes for later viewing. If you’re enticed to own it, the MX10 Pro is available at a good 13 percent off as part of our smart TV Box on discount options. This brings the price down to just $34.99. Head over to this link to get it.Alfawise H6Main Features:6K Ultra HD video• Supports playing thousands of android games in large screen. Enjoy excellent gaming experience.Android 9.0, the latest OS with beautiful UI• Makes sure the box running stable and smooth to load movies.• Much better than boxes of Android 8.1, 7.1, and below.H.265 Hardware decoding• Supports decoding and playing almost all popular audio and video formats.• Saves 50 percent of bandwidth resources, to watch movies fluently.4+32G large capacity, 64 bit CPU• Quickly starts your apps and games.• Without buffering or breaking down. Never worry about running out of space.High-resolution playback• Smooth playback, no video lagging or image distortion.• Not worry about running out of space.The Alfawise H6 is a pretty sleek option that blends well with your furniture. All the necessary features are present so you’re not missing out on any of them. It is powered by Android 9 out of the box and 4GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage. If you’re up for it, the Alfawise H6 is available at a 7 percent discount as part of our smart TV Box on discount options. This makes the price come down to just $39.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi Box SMain Features:● Android  8.1 VersionBased on the Android 8.1 OS, with fast speed and smooth performance, which is designed to turn your regular TV into a smart one.● DDR3 2GB RAM, eMMC 8GB ROMIt is configured with DDR3 2GB RAM, and eMMC 8GB ROM, thus it can provide enough room and freedom to install Apps without worrying about running out of space.● Voice Remote ControlXiaomi Mi Box S will search for what you want by speaking to the remote.● DTS-HD and Dolby Stereo SoundProcessed by Dolby audio and DTS-HD audio encoding, let you fully enjoy the 3D premium sound quality and cinema effect at the same time.One of the finest options on our list of smart TV  Box on discount. the Xiaomi Mi Box S features numerous features which will entice you to get it over one of the high-end ones on the market. The feature list is long, so don’t lose the opportunity to avail the discount. It is available at a stunning 14 percent discount which brings the price down to just $69.99. Head over to this link to get it.Lenovo G66  TV BoxMain Features● Supports 4K resolution and H.265 decoding, high-definition imaging effect● 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, large capacity allows you to enjoy more pleasure● RK3288 processor ensures more smooth and flexible operation● 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi, dual-band Wi-Fi brings you high-speed wireless transfer experience● Supports many different video, audio, and photo formatsThe Lenovo G66 is a monster on our list of smart TV Box on discount from its design standpoint as well as functionality. It is available at a massive 32 percent off as part of our smart TV Box on discount list, which makes the price come down to just $52.30. Head over to this link to get it.Mecool M8SMain Features:● A full-4K high-performance SoC that supports H.265 video decoding up to 4K at 30fps● 2GB DDR3 + 16GB eMMC, support up to 32GB of expandable storage, you can download whatever you like, keep them and enjoy them● It runs on the Android 7.1, which is good to use. You can connect to a world of content and entertainment at home with the box● A high performance of quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU can play a wide range of gamesThe Mecool M8S is an affordable option on our list of smart TV Box on discount. It features all the necessary bits that you would want so you don’t have to compromise on anything. If you’re up for it, the 9 percent discount makes the price of the Mecool M8S to come down to just $29.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of smart TV Box on discount. If you’re up for it, do take advantage of the discount as soon as you can. Failing to do so will revert back to its original model. Apart from this, also check out the discount on the Xiaomi Mi 9, which has come down to just $369 for a limited time.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the list of TV Box on discount? Which one are you looking to get? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Virgin Voyages Richard Branson pleads with South Dakotans who arent booking

first_img MIAMI — South Dakota, you really need to step up your game.The Midwestern state is being called out by Virgin Voyages for being the only state in the U.S. to have yet to book voyages on the Scarlet Lady, due to set sail in 2020.According to the cruise line, it has already received bookings from all across the country – except South Dakota. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the average full-time employee in the state uses a national low of 4.3 vacation days to travel, and that about 73% of South Dakotans have leftover vacation days each year.Well, as you can imagine, this doesn’t exactly sit right with Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. He has penned an open letter to South Dakotans, which ran in The New York Times on May 30, urging them to book and join in on the fun.“South Dakota, for a state with a place called Rapid City, you’re really taking your time,” he wrote.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsBranson also made sure to thank the other 49 states that have booked to get onboard its ships, which he said are “designed to make sailing a well-being inspired, adult-by-design, never been done before holiday at sea.”As part of his appeal to South Dakotans, Branson also approved several billboards to pop up around the state that encourages travellers to book. Now, locals are reminded daily on their commute to work that “You’re not booking fast enough” and that it takes just “6 minutes to book”. Travelweek Group Share Virgin Voyages’ Richard Branson pleads with South Dakotans who aren’t booking Posted by Friday, May 31, 2019 Tags: Cruise, Virgin Voyages And if that weren’t enough to get them to click ‘book’, the company has also launched an exclusive contest just for South Dakotans that includes US$605 in Sailor Loot to use onboard the Scarlet Lady, two first class tickets to Miami, one-night hotel accommodations in Miami, as well as a limo transfer to the ship.Way to play hard to get, South Dakota! Now let’s see if you take the bait.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next month << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Farmers hold meeting to discuss issuesFarmers hold meeting to discuss issues

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A mass meeting of local farmers was held at the Town Hall recently to discuss issues facing farmers in the area, including the escalation of violence against farmers. The latter includes farm attacks, rapes and the poisoning of cattle.Farmers from different areas got together with the aim of coming up with workable solutions to problems they face on a daily basis (of a less violent nature), including the cutting of fences and stock theft. Another major problem is stray cattle making their way onto farmers’ land. Currently, farmers have only one option and that is to let the cattle out of their property and onto the road. However, farmers feel they cannot do this, as it could potentially cause obstructions and accidents.If they choose to impound animals on their farms, the rightful owners take matters into their own hands and cut farm fences to reclaim their livestock.Farmers at the meeting had an opportunity to air their views and come up with realistic solutions. The use of intelligence-gathering options (and sources) to find out who the criminals in their areas are was highlighted.Speaking to the farmers in attendance, security expert Mark Pitout said that taking the law into their own hands was not an option. “It will get the farmer locked up.”The only way to overcome problems is for all farmers to work together as a team and to work hand-in-hand with the SAPS. The Dog (K9) Unit and Crime Intelligence Gathering Unit have greatly helped farmers in the past, and farmers have appealed to the police to continue assisting them.Mark Pitout posed the question: “Does Ladysmith and the surrounding areas have a rural safety programme?” According to him, it was clear from the SAPS that they didn’t know.last_img read more

JPMorgan Working on 45B Deal with RMBS Investors

first_img Share in Secondary Market, Servicing “”JPMorgan Chase””: announced Friday it has reached an agreement to pay billions of dollars to resolve claims from investors related to collapsed residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued between 2005-2008.[IMAGE]As agreed to in the settlement, JPMorgan is offering $4.5 billion to trustees of 330 RMBS issued by J.P. Morgan, Chase, and Bear Stearns before the housing market’s fall. The bank struck the deal with 21 major institutional investors, who have committed to support the settlement and requested that the trustees involved accept its offer.[COLUMN_BREAK]If approved, the settlement would resolve all representation and warranty claims as well as servicing claims on all trusts issued by the three banks during the bubble. It would not, however, resolve claims on trusts issued by Washington Mutual, which was acquired by JPMorgan in 2008.According to a release from JPMorgan and the “”law firm representing the investors””:, the offer will remain open until January 15, 2014, but may be extended for an another 60 days.The agreement is just the latest in JPMorgan’s efforts to clean up the legacy mess created from the last decade’s crisis. The country’s biggest bank by assets is also working on a potential $13 billion deal with the Justice Department over similar issues.In its own release, the bank called the settlement “”another important step in J.P. Morgan’s efforts to resolve legacy related RMBS matters”” and said it has appropriate reserves to cover the payment “”and any remaining RMBS litigation matters.”” November 18, 2013 459 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investment Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Mortgage-Backed Securities RMBS Service Providers 2013-11-18 Tory Barringer JPMorgan Working on $4.5B Deal with RMBS Investorslast_img read more

Fiji tourism sector gets down to business

first_imgAdrienne Sword (second from right), Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa; with Janeen Hodges, Jess Ogg, Winnie Fong, cispecialists Incentive travel specialists, wholesalers and brokers were among the attendees at a meetings, incentives, and events function hosted by Tourism Fiji and a number of trade partners at SO Auckland on Wednesday.More updates will follow in next week. The post Fiji tourism sector gets down to business appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blogcenter_img Alyssa Field, Blue Lagoon Cruises; Liz Scott, Travel Managers Group; Wayne Deed, Blue Lagoon Cruses; Cath McLeod, Travel Managers Grouplast_img