Upgraded Fire Station Opens in Freeport

first_img Upgraded station in Freeport, Montego Bay, constructed at a cost of just under $5 million Story Highlights Mayor of Montego Bay, Councilor Glendon Harris, called for good maintenance of the facility Fire fighters in St. James now have an upgraded station in Freeport, Montego Bay, constructed at a cost of just under $5 million.Speaking at a dedication ceremony on August 28, Deputy Superintendent of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Andrew Russell, said members of the service gave their time and skills during the construction of the station, and ensured value for money.“Skilled firefighters from St. Elizabeth and St. James contributed valuable time and effort and installed the roof canopy, ceiling bed, kitchen cupboard and all other concrete and painting works,” he said.“As a cost saving initiative, firefighters with the requisite competencies were identified by the Project Manager and their skills utilized on the project. With their intervention and endowment from stakeholders, the project cost $4.7 million, about $1 million less than what was budgeted,” the Deputy Superintendent told the audience.Funding and material support for the facility came from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Premix Jamaica, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, and Quality Dealers.The work included construction of over 1,000 square feet of living space, bathroom facilities, and other sections.Meanwhile, Mayor of Montego Bay, Councilor Glendon Harris, called for good maintenance of the facility and for all to have pride in the upkeep of the City of Montego Bay.“All of our officers will have to play their part in the maintenance of this facility. It is the duty of all of us to ensure that everything in this facility is at its best. Let us all take pride in the city, let us all take pride in this parish,” he said.For her part, Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, Mrs. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, said all should be done to make firefighters comfortable, because they endanger themselves to save lives and property.“It is very important that we take care of our firemen and fire women. We are in the city of Montego Bay, and we have to protect its residents, and we have to protect the tourism industry. We also have here in Freeport, a very important industry, the information and communication technology industry. We have the important business of protecting the residents and our industries from destructive fires,” she said. The work included construction of over 1,000 square feet of living space, bathroom facilities, and other sectionslast_img read more

Ministry Introduces Certification Course for Aspiring Principals

first_imgStory Highlights The Ministry of Education is offering 40 scholarships for the programme. The programme will provide a standard credential, the Professional Qualification for Principalship (PQP). Dr. Smith said that the programme is a professional certification. The Ministry of Education, through the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), is to launch a course of study geared towards training individuals aspiring to become school principals.The programme will provide a standard credential, the Professional Qualification for Principalship (PQP), to which the Ministry of Education and school boards will refer before authorising the hiring of principals of public schools.“The course is set to get started in January 2014 at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus, which will be delivering the programme on behalf of NCEL,” said Principal Director of NCEL, Dr. Maurice Smith.Dr. Smith, who was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, said that the programme “is akin to what an individual will do at Norman Manley Law School, so it is a professional certification. It is the rudiments and the rigor of the job that participants are going to be exposed to.”The programme has a prescriptive component that consists of a set of modules that must be completed by the participants within 15 months. There is also the practicum component that may be completed between two to three months. The programme is open to all teachers with a first degree and at least five years experience working in a school, and who have aspirations of becoming a school principal.In the meantime, the Ministry of Education is offering 40 scholarships for the programme. The application process for these scholarships opens on November 11 and closes on December 6, 2013. Application forms will be available on the Ministry’s website and also at the Ministry’s six Regional Educational offices island-wide.We invite individuals, who are eminently qualified to apply; those who have the conviction that this is what their purpose is in life,” Dr. Smith said.As of 2015, all persons interested in becoming a school principal must have the PQP in order to be considered for the post of principal of a public school.Established under the Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP), the NCEL is responsible for developing excellence in leadership as a common denominator in schools and support institutions.last_img read more

MOL Gets Nod for Future Design of LNGFuelled Boxships

first_imgzoom Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have received an Approval In Principle (AIP) for the future design of a series of four LNG-powered 20,000 TEU containerships, which have been under construction.Issued by the international classification society DNV GL has issued, the AIP covered the boxships which were ordered from SHI in 2015. The ships were designed in anticipation of using LNG as a fuel, ahead of more stringent environmental regulations that will take effect in the coming years.At the construction stage, MOL and SHI developed a basic plan targeting vessels in service, performance evaluation, compliance with new regulations, and risk assessment (Hazard Identification Study (HAZID)) in a joint study, and completed the basic design in March.Global regulations on exhaust emissions from merchant vessels, not only by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other specialized international bodies, but also by countries all over the world are becoming tighter, therefore MOL continued its studies on the use of LNG fuel in light of growing demand for next-generation clean fuels to replace conventional heavy fuel oil.The new design characteristics will feature an optimal retrofit plan targeting vessels in service, suitable LNG fuel tank layout and design for ultra-large-scale containerships, suitable LNG fuel supply system to ensure maximum engine power output for ultra-large-scale containerships and dual-fuel engine systems that allow the use of either LNG or heavy fuel oil.LNG bunkering system for the vessels has not been established yet, but is expected in the near future as studies on the use of LNG as a clean, environmentally friendly fuel are underway around the world.The first vessel of the series, the MOL Triumph, was delivered on March 27, which can be converted to run on LNG fuel when the LNG supply is commercially completed.last_img read more

Conservatives try to determine who leaked membership list to firearms group

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative party officials have pinpointed candidate Brad Trost’s campaign as one potential source of a suspected leak of the party’s membership list.But Trost’s campaign manager says an investigation on their end failed to uncover how the list allegedly given to the National Firearms Association could have come from them.Party members had been complaining of being contacted by the NFA after the leadership race ended, arguing the only way the firearms advocacy group could have received their names was through the membership list.The NFA was sent a cease-and-desist letter by the Conservative party’s lawyer this week but declined to comment when reached by The Canadian Press.Trost campaign manager Joseph Ben-Ami says their team was told earlier this week they were “on notice” as the potential source.He says they took the matter seriously but a review of their internal systems provided no evidence the list came from them.Ben-Ami says they told the party as much on Monday but have yet to hear back.Conservative party spokesman Cory Hann says the matter is in the hands of the committee that organized the race.Ben-Ami says they’d like to know why the party believes the list came from the Trost camp, noting it was party officials themselves who put it together.“We’re not asking them for proof in a confrontational way, we just want to know what their evidence is,” he said.One hint could be in the names – the party “salted” each list of members given to the campaigns with fake information so they could trace any problems after the fact.Nearly 260,000 people are members of the party, and around half cast ballots in the leadership contest which concluded last month with the election of Andrew Scheer.last_img read more

Joan Jett Voices Support For Chimpanzees Abandoned By New York Blood Center

first_imgRock music icon Joan Jett has voiced her support for the more than 60 chimpanzees the New York Blood Center abandoned in Liberia after exploiting the animals for decades in harmful biomedical research.Jett fired off the following open-letter to NYBC chief executive, Dr. Christopher Hillyer, urging the NYBC to reinstate funding for the care of the abandoned chimps:September 6, 2016 Dr. Christopher D. Hillyer, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York Blood Center
Dear Dr. Hillyer,

I am sickened to learn from my friends at The Humane Society of the United States that after multiple meetings and more than 18 months, you continue to balk at offering a reasonable and humane solution for the more than 60 chimpanzees your organization experimented on and left to die on islands off the coast of Liberia.Why do you think the financial burden for the care of these chimpanzees rests with hard-working Americans who have hearts bigger than yours? Or organizations with far fewer resources than the NYBC; or a country like Liberia that has only begun recovery from the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen? How do you sleep at night having profited hundreds of millions of dollars off of the lives of these animals – many of whom were experimented on since they were infants – only to leave them high and dry with no access to food or water? This is your legacy. Why don’t you care about your bad reputation, Dr. Hillyer?Every day that passes and every excuse you give only makes you look even more heartless. Thankfully, we Americans believe in forgiveness and second chances. I urge you to make things right.Yours sincerely,
Joan Jettlast_img read more

Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car

first_imgFRANKFURT — Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it is rolling out a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports car.Stuttgart-based Porsche, part of Volkswagen, is to show off the eighth version of its brand-defining model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.The new 911 doesn’t look much different. It has bigger wheel housings and a slightly wider body but the same long hood, sloping roof and prominent headlights that have marked successive models since 1963.The new 911 Carrera S and 4S have flat six cylinder turbocharged engines putting out 443 horsepower, 23 horsepower more than the predecessor. The Carrera S has a top speed of 191 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in 3.5 seconds.The Associated Presslast_img

Chinese Premier gives pledge to MR

With the presidents of China and Sri Lanka upgrading the two sides’ relations to a strategic cooperative partnership on Tuesday, the bilateral relationship has entered a new phase, he added. The two sides have developed a healthy and stable relationship since they established diplomatic ties, Li said, adding that with increasingly deepening friendship between the two peoples, the bilateral relationship has become a model for peaceful coexistence and mutual beneficial cooperation between countries. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with President Mahinda Rajapakse today, pledging to make progress in developing the two countries’ strategic cooperative partnership.Li said during the meeting that China and Sri Lanka are friendly neighbors with deep political mutual trust. Noting China and Sri Lanka enjoy broad scope for cooperation with highly complementary economies, the premier said the two sides need to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, outline a bilateral economic cooperation plan, carry out discussions on a free trade area and activate a balanced trade in its development.Li also suggested the two sides strengthen infrastructure cooperation, implementing major projects on ports, railways and highways, expand pragmatic cooperation and research on aerospace and marine science, and broaden cooperation in culture, education and tourism. Rajapakse commended the friendship between Sri Lanka and China and he said the two sides provide mutual support on issues concerning each other’s major concerns.He said Sri Lanka regards China as an important partner and hopes to strengthen cooperation with China in various fields. (Xinhua) read more

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

PARIS — A judicial official says French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard.The official said Wednesday that prosecutors also asked to drop the case against Airbus, maker of the doomed aircraft, for lack of sufficient evidence. The official wasn’t authorized to speak about the case and asked to remain anonymous.Air France Flight 447 left Rio de Janeiro for Paris but crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009. The Accident Investigation Bureau found that external speed sensors were frozen and produced irregular readings on the aircraft, which went into an aerodynamic stall. The captain also wasn’t in the cockpit.Prosecutors cited negligence and insufficient training leading to chaos in the cockpit.Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press read more

Quand observer la Lune permet de redécouvrir la vie sur Terre

first_imgQuand observer la Lune permet de redécouvrir la vie sur TerreDes astronomes de l’Observatoire européen austral (ESO) ont, en observant la Lune avec le VLT (Very Large Telescope), trouvé un moyen innovant de révéler les signes de vie sur Terre. L’objectif est de faire de notre planète un référant dans la détection de vie sur d’autres mondes. Habituellement, les signes de vie, qu’ils soient terrestres ou pas, sont difficiles à détecter. Ces biosignatures pourraient toutefois être plus facilement repérées grâce à une méthode innovante qu’une équipe de l’Observatoire européen austral (ESO) a employé. “Nous avons utilisé une stratégie appelée “observation du rayonnement terrestre” pour regarder la Terre comme s’il s’agissait d’une exoplanète”, explique Michael Sterzik, auteur principal de l’article scientifique présenté jeudi dans la revue scientifique Nature. “Le Soleil éclaire la Terre et cette lumière se réfléchit sur la surface de la Lune. La surface de la Lune agit alors comme un miroir géant et nous renvoie la lumière de la Terre – et c’est ce que nous avons observé avec le VLT”, poursuit-il. La véritable innovation réside dans le fait que l’équipe a expérimenté une nouvelle approche beaucoup plus sensible qui ne se contente pas d’observer l’intensité lumineuse mais qui tient compte de la spectropolarimétrie. En appliquant cette technique pour observer le rayonnement terrestre avec le VLT, les biosignatures ressortent très fortement dans la lumière réfléchie de la Terre.Ces résultats servent alors de mesure étalon pour les comparer avec d’autres relevés effectués dans l’espace. Stefano Bagnulo, un des coauteurs de l’étude (Armagh Observatory, Royaume-Uni) explique les avantages de cette méthode : “la lumière d’une exoplanète distante est très largement noyée dans la lumière éblouissante de son étoile, elle est de ce fait difficile à analyser. C’est un peu comme vouloir étudier un grain de poussière à côté d’une puissante ampoule électrique. Mais la lumière réfléchie par une planète est polarisée, alors que celle de l’étoile ne l’est pas. Aussi, les techniques de polarimétrie nous aident à distinguer la faible lumière réfléchie par une exoplanète dans l’éblouissante lumière d’une étoile”. Un pas important pour détecter une éventuelle vie végétativeÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreL’équipe a étudié à la fois les couleurs et le degré de polarisation de la lumière de la Terre après qu’elle a été réfléchie par la Lune, comme si la lumière provenait d’une exoplanète. Rien qu’à partir de ces relevés, ils ont réussi à déduire que l’atmosphère terrestre était en partie nuageuse, qu’une partie de sa surface était recouverte d’océans et, surtout, qu’il y avait de la végétation dessus. Ils ont même pu détecter des changements dans la couverture nuageuse et dans le volume de végétation à différents moments alors que la lumière de plusieurs parties de la Terre se réfléchissait sur la Lune. “Trouver la vie en dehors du Système solaire dépend de deux choses : tout d’abord que la vie existe ailleurs et, si tel est le cas, d’avoir la capacité technique pour la détecter”, précise Enric Palle (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Espagne), un des coauteurs cité par Futura-sciences. “Ce travail constitue un pas important vers l’acquisition de cette capacité. Au bout du compte, la spectropolarimétrie, en recherchant les processus de la photosynthèse, peut nous dire si la vie sous forme végétative a émergé quelque part dans l’univers”, conclut Michael Sterzik ajoutant tout de même : “mais nous ne recherchons certainement pas de petits hommes verts ou la trace d’une vie intelligente”.Le 3 mars 2012 à 11:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Roof catches fire at Miami Lakes shopping center

first_imgMIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – A fire broke out on the roof of a shopping center, Monday, but everyone managed to escape unharmed.A tar pot caught fire as crews worked on the roof of the building along Northwest 57th Avenue and Northwest 167th Street in Miami Lakes.The blaze did some damage before firefighters put it out.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Bentley teases new Flying Spur likely leaning on Continental GT looks

first_img 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer Enlarge ImageWhatever material that is in the wings of the “Flying B,” it’s probably expensive. Bentley If you love the Bentley Continental GT coupe but want something a bit bigger and statelier, that’s what the Flying Spur sedan is for. The two-door Conti was recently given a makeover, which we loved, and it appears the Flying Spur, which leans heavily on the coupe’s style, is next on Bentley’s to-do list.Bentley has put out two teasers for its upcoming generation of Flying Spur grand touring sedan. The first teaser shows off the front end’s hood ornament, which takes the traditional Bentley “Flying B” and fills in the wings with a likely fancy material. It also appears that the hood ornament can shrink into the body when the car is parked, which has been a staple of Rolls-Royce vehicles for years, too.The second image shows off the new Flying Spur’s silhouette. As with previous generations, the Flying Spur isn’t as squared-off as the flagship Mulsanne sedan, carrying more of the Conti GT’s flowing style. From what my eyes can see, it looks like the Flying Spur will probably pick up a number of visual enhancements first seen on the 2020 Continental GT. bentley-flying-spur-teaser-2Enlarge ImageIt doesn’t look all that different from the current Flying Spur, although there’s a bit more smoothness than before. Bentley It’s likely that the Flying Spur will pick up the same revised W12 engine in the Conti GT. This 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged honker puts out a proper 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque in the coupe, improvements of 44 and 133 (respectively) over the previous generation’s W12. There’s no need to guess about the interior — it’s going to be as sumptuous as any other Bentley, and I hope that the Conti GT’s wild Bentley Rotating Display makes an appearance, too.Bentley didn’t offer up any more information than the two teasers, saying only that more information is slated to be revealed “later this year.”  More From Roadshow Bentley Post a comment Bentley Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat 2020 Bentley Continental GT: Concept looks with a surprise insidecenter_img Superluxury Cars Future Cars Sedans 0 Share your voice Tags 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible: Unparalleled grand touring 26 Photoslast_img read more

Ebola risk low in Alaska plan in place to stop spread

first_imgThe State’s Department of Health says there is not much risk of Ebola reaching Alaska, but they do have a prevention plan in place.Download AudioState epidemiology chief Joe McLaughlin says few people are entering the state who have been in the West African nations where the outbreak is occurring, which reduces the risk. He says certain measures are already in place to stop the spread of the disease, like a quarantine area in the Anchorage airport. He says people traveling from West Africa are screened as they leave the affected countries.Deputy Chief Epidemiologist and infectious disease doctor Michael Cooper says health facilities, even in rural areas, already have measures in place to contain infectious diseases like Tuberculosis and measles. He says hospitals are setting up quarantine areas and the state will have rapid testing abilities for Ebola by next week.Michael Cooper speaks at a press conference about Ebola risks. Hillman/KSKACooper says health care workers are also receiving weekly trainings on how to deal with Ebola.“So there have been beefed up efforts on the part of CDC and others to put out clear, updated and better guidance to hospitals, to nurses, and infection control preventionists about how to put on, how to take off equipment, what other things are recommended. Making sure everyone’s on the same page with the latest information and then offering more trainings.”Cooper says the problem with Ebola is it has many vague symptoms, like a fever, body aches, and an upset stomach. The key to stopping the spread is for people who have traveled to West Africa or who might have been exposed to conduct self-monitoring and to be honest with their doctors. Alaska law already mandates that infections of this type must be reported to the Department of Health immediately. They will then work with the CDC to contact anyone who might have been exposed to the patient.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Penguin

first_img It’s that magical time of year again! No, not the anniversary of Liberia’s independence; I’m talking about The Penguin’s birthday! To help celebrate, I’ll give you all a brief history on this fan favorite Batman villain. Although Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot was born on July 26th, his first appearance was in Detective Comics #58 from creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger in December of 1941. In his first appearance Penguin guns down the crime boss, he works for and takes over the gang. He’s even using his signature umbrella guns. Yes, Batman does stop him, but The Penguin gets away, and his character traits, as well as his umbrella guns, are here to stay seventy-six years later.The Penguin has long since then been a recurring nemesis to Batman as well as occasionally showing up in supervillain teams. While he hasn’t often been featured in the most memorable comics where he’s the sole antagonist, he has shown up in some of the most widely acclaimed stories like Batman: The Long Halloween as well as playing a big role in No Man’s Land.Many people will be more familiar with The Penguin’s many live action and animated appearances. His first live action appearance was in Batman ‘66 starring the late Adam West and Burt Ward. Burgess Meredith portrayed The Penguin on many episodes as well as the movie version. The Penguin would then occasionally appear on episodes of Super Friends looking similar to the Burgess Meredith version. It wouldn’t be until June of 1992 with the release of Batman Returns that we would get a more grotesque like Penguin played by Danny DeVito. The success of the Burton Batman films led to arguably one of the most enduring legacies the comics have created, Batman: The Animated Series. The Penguin premiered in episode 20 titled “I’ve Got Batman in My Basement” which debuted in September of 1992. Paul Williams voiced The Penguin in that and all the future episodes of the series and is still the definitive Penguin when I think of the character.The Penguin’s most recent and arguably most nuanced and successful portrayal has been in the live action series Gotham that’s about to enter its fourth season. Played by actor Robin Lord Taylor, this interpretation of Oswald Cobblepot has more depth and humanity. We sympathize with this character more so than other interpretations. It’s important to note this is the first time that The Penguin is portrayed as queer too; having fallen in love with The Riddler. While yes, Oswald is still a bad guy, it’s important to have more representation, and Robin Taylor breathes new life into this character that’s older than most of you reading this. So go out and enjoy The Penguin’s birthday! Put on Batman Returns, go dig up your Batman: The Animated Series DVDs, or catch up on Gotham if you haven’t yet. Just don’t go stealing Faberge eggs.View as: One Page Slides1. Marcela Lozano2. Zimtdrache3. Mike Faist4. Tori Rdz5. Barnowlsoul6. Jason Angelone7. CatBat8. Shine9. Question Artbox10. BatDad11. Jotave12. Dust-in-my-Eyes13. Aleksey Batuev14. Edward Batkins15. Marie MagpieLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Enter BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ Fan Art CompetitionMCU News: Phase 4 Poster, Spider-Man Theories & More Stay on targetlast_img read more

The Best Mobile VR Apps

first_imgTo experience virtual reality, the tech wonks say, you need a beefy-ass desktop PC hooked up to an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, a hardware layout that will run you hundreds of bucks (or a PlayStation 4 with PSVR, but that’s close to the same cost). But the whole point of the future is to make high-tech available to just about everybody. That’s why Google, in their infinite wisdom, developed a VR platform for smartphones called Cardboard.With a simple eyepiece that your phone slides into, you can dive into 3-D virtual spaces anywhere. Sure, a phone can’t deliver the polygonal power of a bigger computer, but app developers are geniuses at doing more with less. Goggle up and come with us on a tour of the most impressive mobile VR apps to date.Jaunt VROne of the most logical uses for VR apps is to capitalize on the sheer volume of panoramic photography out there courtesy of Google Street View and other explorers. Jaunt VR is a free app that lets you virtually travel to locations all over the globe, as well as enjoy VR experiences built around popular TV and movie properties. The sheer volume of content available through this service makes it a great place to start.VR NoirAdventure games are a compelling use of the platform, and one of the best is VR Noir. Placing you in the role of private detective Veronica Coltrane, you investigate a murder in classic style. The interactive elements are fairly minimal and the performances aren’t quite A-list, but the holistic experience is a whole new step forward in storytelling. It does end on a cliffhanger, though, so if you need closure be warned. Available for android and iOS.InCellGame developers are still trying to figure out the best way to deliver unique experiences directly to your eye sockets, and InCell is one of the most successful. The popular title puts players in control of a tiny spacecraft zipping through a human cell, battling influenza viruses. It sounds dry, but it plays out like a twisted version of F-Zero as you whip through microtubules at breakneck speed picking up proteins. Available for android and iOS.CoastialityIf YouTube reaction videos are anything to go by, the #1 use of these things is strapping them on an elderly relative and running a roller coaster simulator. Coastiality is our favorite of the many on the market, featuring real 360 degree recordings of real coasters from around the world. All you need is for somebody to barf hot dogs on the back of your neck for the full experience. Available for android and iOS.Chair In A RoomHorror might be VR’s killer genre, as anybody who played Resident Evil 7 with goggles on can tell you. Losing your peripheral vision and being trapped in the experience ramps up the tension exponentially. One of the best horror experiences we’ve seen is the oddly-titled Chair In A Room, a tale of psychological abuse that also makes amazing strides on a technical level. Available for android.End SpaceShooting seems to be one of the most popular mechanics for VR games, and few pull them off with the skill of End Space. Putting the player in the pilot’s seat of a small, fragile fighter, you bob and weave through massive space conflicts. Available for android.SistersAnother top-flight horror experience, Sisters plants you on the couch of a ratty Victorian drawing room and opens the doors to a panoply of eldritch horror and jump scares, anchored by a creepy duo of porcelain dolls. What might seem hokey in a film becomes infinitely more effective in the sealed world of virtual reality, and being forced to look around to trigger scenes just intensifies the panic. Available for android and iOS.Crossy RoadOne of the most popular mobile games of the last few years makes the jump into VR, and first-person immersion actually does a lot for Crossy Road. The basic Frogger-like gameplay is unchanged, but now you have to look around furiously to make sure no cars are coming before you fling your helpless chicken into harm’s way. Available for android and iOS.last_img read more

Bringing together diverse styles of music

first_img‘Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night’ brings together dynamic and diverse styles of music for the audience – to witness performances by musicians under the tranquil repose of a banyan tree with minarets of the iconic Qutub Minar as the backdrop. The Baithak-style evenings, where moonlight and music blend to recreate the poetic charm of traditional musical gatherings, offer audiences an intimate experience with the like-minded and an opportunity to engage with the musicians. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith the April leg of this series, ‘Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night’, produced by Teamwork Arts will return to the Capital on April 20, to celebrate the sounds and styles of Folk. From small groups gathering around the proverbial fire to sing about topics intrinsic to their experience, folk music has grown into the heart of every community’s shared history. In a way, all music finds its roots in folk. Signature melodies, instruments and concepts form the basis of this rustic genre. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe first performer of the evening, Mooralala Marwada, is a Sufi folk singer from the Janana village of the Kutch District in Gujarat who comes from a long line of Meghwal singers. He sings the poetry of Kabir, Mirabai, Ravidas and others in the Kaafi-style which has evolved and been adopted by the Hindu singers of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. He has also been featured on the Kabir Project. Followed by a presentation by Arya’s Kabir Café, a neo-folk fusion band that plays the poetry of 15th-century Indian mystic Kabir in a substrate of Indian folk music, mixed with Rock, Reggae, Pop and Carnatic music. The band which includes members like Neeraj Arya, Mukund Ramaswamy, Viren Solanki, and Poubuanpou Britto KC has performed over 700 shows in India and across the world. This bespoke concert series is the perfect place to enjoy fantastic performances in a stunning venue in the company of a discerning group of music aficionados.last_img read more

How to Adjust Video Quality to Save Battery Life

first_imgIn the Video Playback menu, you’ll see a button beneath the text Automatically process video to enhance it. Click the button to turn this feature off. Under the Battery options section, choose Optimize for battery life from the dropdown list. You’ll find it under the When watching movies and videos on battery power setting. When you’re plugged in to a reliable power source, battery life isn’t much of a consideration. But when you’re on-the-go, it’s crucial. Windows 10 allows you to adjust the laptop’s battery settings and video quality to conserve these critical bits of battery when you know it may be a while before you can plug in. Sure, video quality will suffer — as will performance, with some battery settings — but it’s well worth the extra battery life.Here’s how to make the adjustment.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/adjust-video-quality-save-battery-life?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Click the Windows icon to open the Windows 10 Start Menu. From the list of available options, choose Settings. Click it to proceed. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes.com100 Powerful Women Americans Can Look Up toForbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementcenter_img From the list of available app options, click the choice marked Video Playback. In the Windows Settings menu, click the Apps icon to open the App menu. Check the box next to I prefer video to play at a lower resolution when on battery. For some, it will already be checked.  Credit: Laptop MagBest Action CamerasBest Video Editing Software Under $100How to Use Windows 10last_img read more

Mexico drug lord escape tunnel was too elaborate to miss

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories The area around the prison is a giant construction site, with giant water pipes, trenches and excavation crisscrossing the landscape, which would have made it easy for the tunnel work to go unnoticed, Garcia noted.“What probably worked well for them was all the construction around the facility,” Dinkins said. “It’s the removal of dirt and debris that can cause attention.”The tunnel led from the shower of Guzman’s cell, under a field and to the floor of partially constructed cinder-block house.An AP reporter at the structure where the tunnel ended observed that the dirt level in the yard surrounding the house is 2 feet to 3 feet higher than the rest of the terrain, indicating workers may have just spread dirt around the property rather than haul it out.The prison, formally known as Federal Social Re-adaptation Center No. 1, houses many of the top capos nabbed in recent years by the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto.By Monday afternoon, the search for Guzman in the area near the prison had died down dramatically. Road blocks were gone and Federal Police patrols had lightened. Reporters traveled the area unhampered. Flights at the nearby Toluca airport that had been suspended on Sunday were back to normal. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home A tunnel of such sophistication — with lights, air venting, and a customized motorcycle rigged up on a rail line — would have taken 18 months to two years to complete, said Jim Dinkins, former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.“When it’s for the boss, you probably put that on high speed,” he said.If anyone was capable of pulling off such a feat, it was Guzman, who is believed to have at least a quarter-century of experience in building large, sophisticated tunnels to deliver contraband under the U.S.-Mexico border and to escape from hideouts as authorities closed in.One of his first tunnels was found in 1990 between Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Mexico. Officials estimated the 200-foot passage would have cost $2 million to build at the time. It featured electric lights, pumps to keep it clear of water and elaborate entrances.Joe Garcia, who retired this year as interim special agent in charge of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations in San Diego, has extensive experience in tunnel investigations. He said the tunnel at Altiplano was longer than any passage ever found on the U.S.-Mexico border. Comments   Share   Guzman must have had cooperation from government officials given the passage’s length and sophistication, and the time required to build it, Garcia said.DEA documents obtained by The Associated Press on Monday show work on hatching escape plots began almost immediately after Guzman was arrested in February 2014 and that he remained in charge of the Sinaloa cartel despite being locked up.To pull off such a feat, rescuers likely had intelligence on the prison even before Guzman was arrested, Dinkins said.Designers and workers would have needed access to sensitive information such as prison floor plans and alarm and camera systems. And just the noise alone as they bored the final 30-foot (10-meter) vertical passage directly under the prison to reach Guzman’s cell would have generated some attention.“It’s not just like someone took a couple tools, shovels and pickaxes. This is a very sophisticated operation,” said Alonzo Pena, a former senior official at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “How could they be there and not hear that construction was going on underneath? It’s just impossible.”The Sinaloa cartel is known to build tunnels in industrial areas of San Diego partly because it’s easy to blend in: Streets hum with semitrailers by day and fall silent on nights and weekends, U.S. investigators said. ALMOLOYA, Mexico (AP) — The digging would have caused noise. The planners would have needed blueprints and maps. The entrance would have to be in a place beyond the view of security cameras at Mexico’s toughest prison.As authorities hunted Monday for any sign of Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, security experts said it’s clear that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s escape through an elaborately designed tunnel must have involved help on a grand scale. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Federal Police stand guard near a half-built house near the Altiplano maximum security prison in Almoloya, west of Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2015. A widespread manhunt that included highway checkpoints, stepped up border security and closure of an international airport failed to turn up any trace of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman by Monday, more than 24 hours after he escaped through an underground tunnel leading from his Altiplano prison cell’s shower area. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall “How did Chapo escape? In one word: corruption,” wrote Alejandro Hope, a former member of Mexico’s domestic intelligence service, in his blog El Daily Post.“He escaped through a mile-long tunnel, wide enough to hold a motorcycle, and ending in one of the few blind spots in Mexico’s most-secure prison. How do you do that without some high-level corruption?”Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong agreed Monday night that the escape from a maximum security facility had to have been accomplished with the help of someone inside.“It must have involved the complicity of personal and or officials” inside the prison, he said, adding that the prison has the same standards as those in the U.S. and Canada.Osorio Chong said the tunnel builders also would have needed the blueprints to reach Guzman’s cell.Earlier the government announced it was questioning 49 people, including 32 prison employees, among them prison director Valentin Cardenas.U.S. authorities believe the tunnel through which Guzman made his audacious exit Saturday evening must have been in the works for at least a year, nearly as long as the head of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel had been at the Altiplano prison 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Mexico City. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories The prison break is the second for Guzman, who infamously fled a different maximum-security facility in 2001, some say by hiding in a laundry cart, though there are other versions to explain that escape. He was on the loose for 13 years before being captured at a condominium overlooking the Pacific in Mazatlan.He last was seen about 9 p.m. Saturday as he entered the shower area of his cell. After a time without seeing him, guards went to look for him and found something else entirely — a 20-by-20-inch (50-by-50 centimeter) passage into the earth.___Associated Press writer Christopher Sherman reported this story in Almoloya, Mexico, and Elliot Spagat reported from San Diego, California. AP writers Mark Stevenson and Maria Verza in Mexico City and Alicia A. Caldwell in Washington contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Wifi causes glitch in new Boeing

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: V.V Boeing has confirmed Wi-Fi signals have caused cockpit displays to go blank during recent tests of its new generation of 737NG aircraft.Despite the failed tests, Boeing said in a statement released last Thursday that no planes with the problem have yet been released into the market. A report that Boeing received prompted the manufacturer to stop installation of its in-flight connectivity systems, because the affected planes were using “Phase 3” of Honeywell’s display units (DU 3), while testing Aircell’s Gogo in-flight connectivity system when the “blank screen” appeared.Honeywell said the blanking occurred during recent ground tests, but not in-flight, and stressed that this was not a flight safety issue.last_img

Why no snow in Ladysmith

first_imgA journalist from the Ladysmith Gazette spoke to weather forecaster Wisani Malukeke from the South African Weather Services to find out why the snow that was predicted to fall in Van Reenen did not fall.Mr Maluleke says that, “A forecast is a prediction and it is difficult to pinpoint specific areas where snow is expected to fall, and so we look at the bigger area and all of the possibilities within that area.”He was asked if Ladysmith and Van Reenen can expect to see snow, and he said that, “It is still winter but for the next seven days, we are not expecting more snow to fall.”Related stories:Heavy snow predicted to fall in Van Reenen WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

Wednesdays One Minute Warm Up

first_img– If you enjoy hilarious TV and fantasy football, this is great news.Yo. @theleaguefxx season 6 is now on @netflix you cheap beautiful bastards. pic.twitter.com/Ia216aYdaM— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 1, 2015– Oregon State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin drinks 16-18 Diet Cokes a day…and he’s been doing it the past 20 years.– Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables with the quote of the day.Brent Venables says he prefers “guys who like to rip people’s face off.” This guy HAD to listen to Slayer in high school.— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) September 1, 2015 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix To get the blood pumping:– Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre has done something that no other college coach in the history of the game has done.Based on CU’s research, Mike MacIntyre is the first NCAA head coach to have played for his dad and coached his son. pic.twitter.com/HSg1xp3SRF— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) September 1, 2015 – Check out this high school preseason highlight from Barrington HS (IL). Big sexy. #HardKnocks https://t.co/Gzche4d6Er— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 2, 2015 2015 Football Preseason Highlight from BHS-TV on Vimeo.– Another creative commitment announcement shouldn’t really surprise anyone at this pointTop-5 TE commits to Florida State via GRAFFITI ART. http://t.co/Gt4xbjB7Qi pic.twitter.com/y7b1G11NP1— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) September 1, 2015The best from yesterday:– The FootballScoop staff attempts to predict the biggest coaching surprises of 2015.– NBC has scrapped plans to revive the 90’s comedy sitcom Coach.– Report: UCF’s George O’Leary wants to be the full time AD, and plans to step down as head coach– Les Miles explains says his hospital trip was due to “too much coffee”. – Last night’s episode of Hard Knocks had some interesting moments and screen shots.So good. #Texans pic.twitter.com/ZIKSfo1N6k — PDS (@PatDStat) September 2, 2015last_img read more