Water Advisory Lifted for Springfield Lake

first_imgThe medical officer of health is advising residents who use waterfrom Springfield Lake, in the community of Springfield Lake,Halifax Regional Municipality, that a water advisory issued Dec.12, 2004 is now lifted. Residents are reminded that drawing water for drinking, cooking,or bathing from a surface water source, such as a lake, is notrecommended unless the water is being treated. Untreated lakewater is not a safe drinking water supply. Water should befiltered and treated prior to consumption. -30-last_img

Spate of arrests continues in Hills

first_imgDarjeeling: On the heels of the arrest of B P Bajgain, spokesperson, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal faction), Trilok Chand Roka was also arrested. One Binod Rasaily was arrested from Jorebungalow on Thursday morning.Roka, who is a lawyer and a GJM (Bimal) leader, was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Darjeeling, along with Bajgain. While Bajgain has been remanded to two days police custody, Roka was sent to a day of judicial custody. Roka will be produced in court again on Friday. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaBajgain was arrested in connection with a case registered during the Assembly by-elections. The Sadar police station case is related to the forceful entry into government property on May 1. Incidentally on that day, the GNLF, BJP and GJM (Bimal faction) leaders and supporters had entered the old party office of GJM in Singamari on the Lebong Cart Road and put up party flags in the building. The building has been taken over by the government, stating that it had been illegally occupied. A police camp has been housed in the building. The police had initiated a suo moto case naming Niraj Zimba- the BJP candidate, Manoj Dewan- BJP president, B P Bajgain- GJM (Bimal) spokesperson and others in it. 4 persons had been arrested earlier. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”The FIR had stated that 4 civic volunteers had been injured when the accused had forcefully entered the building. Out of the 4 injured, one Anmol Rai was critically injured. We had prayed for 5 days of police remand for the recovery of arms. The court has granted two days of police remand. He will be produced again on June 1,” stated Pankaj Prasad, assistant public prosecutor, Darjeeling. Bajgain has been charged under different sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, while Roka has been arrested in connection with the case registered in the Sadar police station, Darjeeling, lodged by Darjeeling Municipality chairperson Prativa Rai Tamang.last_img read more

Ford buys electric scooter sharing company Spin

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Ford Motor Co. has bought an electric scooter sharing company, expanding its presence in alternative modes of transportation.The century-old automobile company announced its acquisition of Spin, a San Francisco-based dockless scooter sharing company, on Wednesday.Spin operates in 13 cities and campuses and allows riders to borrow a scooter for $1 and an additional 15 cents per minute.Ford says the number of mobility options available to people has risen dramatically in recent years, and in some situations people use multiple forms of transportation during a single trip.Ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft also have been investing in scooter-sharing companies.Ford also owns bike sharing system Ford Go Bike in the San Francisco Bay Area.Financial terms of the Spin acquisition were not disclosed.last_img read more

Its difficult for outsiders to get good roles

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Rakul Preet says it is extremely tough for an outsider to get meaningful roles in the film industry. But she is glad that she is getting a chance to explore her calibre with films like De De Pyaar De. “I said ‘yes’ to the film because of my role. Let’s face the fact, it is very difficult for an outsider to kind of crack the film which has a great role for the girl and when you are an integral part of the story,” Rakul said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”When I heard the role, I was completely blown by it. I said ‘I will do anything to get this role’. I am extremely grateful that I am getting such a good response and people are noticing me in the trailer when it has two stalwart actors. I was overwhelmed with the response,” she added. The film, a romantic comedy, also stars Tabu and Ajay Devgn. Written and co-produced by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali, it tells a story of how a 50-year-old falls for a girl much younger than him, and what happens when she meets his former wife. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaIn the film, Rakul will be seen essaying the role of a girl from London. On her look, the actor said: “My look is very different. When I got the film, Luv Sir asked me that to lose weight. The brief given to me was, ‘You need to look like Deepika Padukone from Cocktail. “Considering I own a gym myself, I couldn’t say no. I had 25 days before I started the film and I lost about 8-10 kg at that point of time. It was a lot of work in terms of getting the look right.” She continued: “I was training for four hours and there was a proper regime. I had to crash diet for a week and then build muscle. It was one month of intense training. It was probably the most hardworking month of my life in terms of fitness.” De De Pyaar De, produced by T-Series and Luv Films, will release on May 17. Rakul hopes the “film creates the same excitement as the trailer”.last_img read more

People In Fez Protest Destruction of Cemetery to Build Swimming Pool

Fez – Massive protests took place in the Agadir neighborhood in the district of Meriniyine in Fez on Friday, after the launch of a public swimming pool project that will be constructed on an old cemetery in the area.The residents of the neighborhood were angered after the bulldozers dug out the cemetery and uncovered human skeletons.Shocked by this “unethical” act of vandalism, violating the “due respect to the dead,” the residents of the neighborhood mobilized and prevented the bulldozers from continuing the destruction of the cemetery. According to the teachings of Islam, the deceased body must be treated with respect and due care, including the remains of the deceased that should be covered underground.According to Alyoum24, local authorities rushed to the place of the protests and ordered the contractor in charge of the project to stop and wait to address the matter with the concerned authorities.The same source said that the project enters within the framework of the National Initiative for Human Development, supervised by the Wilayat of Fez.In a statement to the same source, Azzedine bin Sheikh, a leader of the Istiqlal Party and head of the District of Meriniyine, said that “the old cemetery, where strangers and unanimous were buried, has been closed for more than 60 years,” adding that this “does not prevent respect for the remains of the deceased.”Bin Sheikh added that the province has ordered the contractor to move the remains and bury them somewhere else. read more

German central bank expects feeble growth in second quarter

BERLIN — Germany’s central bank says it expects the country’s economy, Europe’s biggest, to turn in a feeble performance in the current quarter after returning to growth in the winter.Solid consumer spending and a construction boom helped the economy grow by 0.4% in the January-March period after contracting slightly in last year’s third quarter and stagnating in the fourth quarter.In its monthly report published Monday, the Bundesbank said the overall tendency remains weak. It said that “against this background, German economic output in the spring of 2019 will likely barely exceed the level it reached in the winter, which was supported by various special effects.”The German government’s full-year growth forecast currently stands at 0.5%, compared with 1.8% late last year. It sees growth accelerating to 1.5% in 2020.The Associated Press read more

SecretaryGeneral discusses food security on visit to St Louis

In a speech entitled, “Solving the World’s Food and Security Problems,” Mr. Ban will talk about “the ways that the United Nations and the United States can work together in pursuit of common goals …and discuss the challenges that are common to all of us, from rising food prices to climate change,” Michele Montas told reporters in New York. Before the speech, Mr. Ban met with representatives of corporations, growers’ organizations and research institutes. “They explored how to increase agricultural productivity in the developing world and how to create synergies between smallholder and commercial farming,” Ms. Montas said. “They also talked about climate change and technology, including biotechnology.“All agreed to keep the collaboration going and to explore how to bring the power of these players to the table,” she added.While in St. Louis, he is expected to visit the Boeing Company to discuss global warming, the environment, energy-friendly corporate culture and business responsibilities. The visit is part of the Secretary-General’s ongoing outreach campaign which has already taken him to a number of US cities, including Jackson Hole, Chicago and Atlanta. 12 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Missouri today to deliver a speech at St. Louis University on food security and other global issues, part of his campaign to reach out to the American public, his spokesperson said. read more

Ohio State offense struggles but defense holds strong in 380 win over

Despite a rough offensive day that saw both redshirt junior Cardale Jones and redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett get an extended look at quarterback, the Ohio State defense shut out Hawaii to grab a home-opener 38-0 victory.Jones — who started for the second straight game to start the year — completed 12 of 18 passes for 111 yards. In the second quarter, he was yanked for Barrett, who started 12 games last season, but the Wichita Falls, Texas, native fared worse, going 8-of-15 for 70 yards.After the game, OSU coach Urban Meyer said much of the struggles from the quarterbacks came from poor blocking.“I wanted to throw them both,” Meyer said. “J.T. had 15 opportunities to throw the ball. Cardale, 18. That doesn’t include the pressures and the scrambles. Because we did not protect very well today. We have to get that fixed.”It was a sloppy afternoon offensively for both the Buckeyes (2-0) and Rainbow Warriors (1-1) in front of the crowd of 107,145, with OSU outgaining Hawaii 356-165 but struggling to gain any rhythm offensively throughout the contest.One possible factor for the poorer play than Meyer expects from his team was the fact that the Buckeyes had just played five days prior, on Monday in Blacksburg, Virginia. Despite the short rest, Meyer refused to use that as an excuse.“I think that’s a very solid excuse, one that’s not allowed. I made that clear down there,” Meyer said. “I mean, that’s good, that’s good to bring that up and say that’s the reason we didn’t play necessarily well on the offensive line.“You’ll never hear that. If I do, then that coach has got a problem and that player has got a problem. That’s not execution. That takes away from (Hawaii).”Jones followed his coach’s lead by not using the quick turnaround as an excuse, instead offering a much simpler explanation for the offensive struggles.“All credit goes to Hawaii,” Jones said. “They played a tough game. They played hard and they did things we didn’t prepare for.”After two scoreless drives by Hawaii and one by the Buckeyes to start the game, OSU brought the ball 77 yards on 11 plays to get on the scoreboard first. The drive, which included four runs by redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller playing under center, culminated with junior running back Ezekiel Elliott getting in from one yard out for his second score of the season.The defensive struggle continued on each team’s next drive, with both punting. The Buckeyes’ drive ended with Jones fumbling a third-down snap for the second time in their first three series.Each team again was forced to punt on their next drives, bringing the total through eight overall drives to just one score, with six punts and a turnover on downs.The following drive did not end with a punt by the Rainbow Warriors, but it wasn’t a positive results for the visitors either as cornerback Gareon Conley picked off a third-down pass from Hawaii redshirt senior Max Wittek to give OSU the ball in Hawaii territory.After the game, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell praised the performance of the sophomore whose interception was the first of his career.“No balls were completed on him,” Fickell said. “We ask our guys to do a lot out there. … He’s doing it all.”At that point following the interception, Meyer made the change, pulling Jones in favor of Barrett.Though the Buckeyes only had to go 35 yards for the score, Meyer’s decision immediately paid dividends as the Buckeyes used a nine-play drive to go up by two scores.Barrett completed two of three passes on his first drive, and Miller contributed a run and catch for 19 yards. Elliott scored his second touchdown of the day on a third-down run from the 3-yard line.Hawaii completed its first non-penalty first down of the second quarter on the following drive, but on the very next play a tipped pass found the hands of OSU junior safety Vonn Bell for the Buckeyes’ second straight interception.Barrett struggled on OSU’s final two drives before the end of the half, though, missing on three straight passes after a pair of first-down strikes to end the first one and then missing on three of four on the final one.In the first half, the Buckeyes outgained the Rainbow Warriors 232-89. However, the home team was hindered by seven first-half penalties for 55 yards.Jones went 6-of-9 for 89 yards in the half, while Barrett slumped to a 5-of-12 mark for 41 yards.Jones’ stronger first half was enough to convince Meyer to swap quarterbacks at the break as Jones jogged onto the field for the second half’s opening drive.Unlike the first quarterback swap, Jones’ re-entry did not show immediate results, as the Buckeyes went three-and-out on their first two drives of the half with OSU picking up just four yards on the two series.On the first play of Hawaii’s next drive, redshirt sophomore linebacker Darron Lee took the offensive struggles into his own hands, jarring a fumble loose from Wittek which was recovered by Conley at the 6-yard line.After a fumbled snap on first down — Jones’ third mishandled snap of the game — and a pair of unsuccessful bids for Elliott’s third touchdown, redshirt senior Jack Willoughby connected on his first field goal with the Scarlet and Gray to make it 17-0.Willoughby, a transfer from Duke who earned the field goal duties over sophomore Sean Nuernberger for the second consecutive game, is now 1-of-2 on field goal tries. A first-quarter attempt from 45 yards was mishandled by the holder, junior punter Cameron Johnston, who shoveled it forward for an incompletion.After preventing a 13-play Hawaii drive from resulting in a score, the Buckeyes began a long drive of their own, going 91 yards on 17 plays, culminating in Elliott punching in his third score of the game.Elliott did not have his strongest game despite the two touchdowns, carrying the ball 27 times for 101 yards, an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Additionally, 16 of the St. Louis native’s yards came on his first three carries of the game.On Hawaii’s following drive, sophomore defensive end Jalyn Holmes knocked the ball loose from Wittek. Bell then scooped the ball up after Lee knocked it forward and ran it in 14 yards for the score.With the game safely out of reach with a 31-point lead, Meyer called for Barrett to re-enter the game. The redshirt sophomore showed better results than in the first half, completing all four passes on the drive for 40 yards. The finishing touches on the victory came when redshirt junior running back Bri’onte Dunn ran the ball in five yards for the score.The game was the first in OSU’s last 24 contests — going back to Oct. 5, 2013 at Northwestern — in which it did not complete a passing touchdown.The Buckeyes are set to continue their three-game homestand by hosting Northern Illinois on Sept. 19. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. OSU head coach Urban Meyer greets fans before a game against Hawaii on September 12 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 38-0. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo Editor read more

400000 extra phone masts needed to bring 5g network to rural Britain

first_imgEE are considering using a blimp to improve the signal at the Glastonbury Festival  Rolling out high speed mobile phone coverage and internet to the forgotten corners of rural Britain will require at least 400,000 extra masts, many of which will need to be 80ft high, experts have predicted.In this month’s budget Phillip Hammond, the Chancellor, pledged to invest £1.1 billion the development of a 5g network which will bring faster and more reliable mobile broadband and phone coverage to the UK by the early 2020s.But a recent report by consumer watchdog Which? found that mobile users in half of England cannot even access 4g, while in Wales the fast signal is available for just one third of the time.Expert from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), King’s College London, and the universities of Surrey and Sussex, warned that people living the countryside may have to accept 80 foot (25 metre) masts if they want to catch up and enjoy the faster service.More than 10 times the number of masts and base stations, will be needed for full coverage across the country, but super-fast 1-2 gigabits per second speeds will always be confined to cities, they warned. Many people struggle with their signal even with the most up to date phones Credit:AP Professor Will Stewart, of the IET said: “There is nowhere near enough capacity to deliver what we think the system needs, there never has been.“The crucial thing is you need to be shorter range to deliver the extra capacity, that means more base stations, at least ten times more, maybe 100 times. There are between 30,000 and 40,000 masts now.“The coverage is enormously important. It’s not just ex-Prime Minister’s who are concerned that they can’t get coverage in Cornwall. We need services to always work, we see them now as a utility.“One of the things you are going to see in five years is the masts getting taller, to get more coverage. 25 metres is what the mobile operators are asking for. The UK has got the shortest masts in Europe. We’ve done something really stupid, we’ve kept the masts below the treeline, but the trees grow taller every year.”According to an HM Treasury report released this week, 5G will open the doors “to potentially revolutionary technologies such as automated cars and advanced manufacturing, as well as enabling the many thousands of connected devices, such as smart energy meters, that are predicted to enter our everyday world as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).”However the current signal in some rural areas is currently so bad that EE is preparing to launch a mobile mast suspended from a helium blimp as part of its effort to improve coverage.4G replaced 3G internet as a mobile communications standard several years ago and was designed to provide wireless internet access at a much higher speed, allowing customers to watch videos and use social media on the move. Many people struggle with their signal even with the most up to date phones center_img EE are considering using a blimp to improve the signal at the Glastonbury Festival  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But even in London most people can only access a 4G signal 69.7pc of the time and the capital has one of the worst downloads speeds in the country. And  fewer than half of mobile connections were made on a 4G service at the end of last year according to Ofcom.Mischa Dohler, Professor of Wireless Communication at King’s College said: “The rural coverage problem is a big headache. If coverage wasn’t there in 4g it won’t be in 5g.“The real problem is the cost to put up the base station in rural areas. So one recommendation is to deregulate street furniture. That’s what we really need. Then you can roll our the base stations you need.”Tom Fyans, director of campaigns and policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said networks should consider siting base stations on churches or farm buildings to avoid the need for intrusive masts.“Super slow speeds continue to frustrate communities in more remote areas. Yet we need to ask whether we can deliver the type of coverage being suggested here without markedly harming the character of our precious landscapes.“Rather than building thousands of ever higher masts at the behest of industry, we need to maintain strong planning protections and help local communities add new infrastructure to existing buildings. Churches or farm buildings can provide the right structure, if damage to their heritage value is prevented.“Creative efforts that engage local communities will make sure rural areas are not left behind and protect the countryside.”Some communities are even being forced to pay for their own masts, or run fibres to nearby villages which do have coverage to pick up a signal.Prof Stewart, who clubbed together with locals in his village to pay £25,000 for internet link up to his village said: “We did it, and several villages around me have done so as well.“Since we did it BT has decided to come in to the billage, but it works our cheaper to do it through the community. BT charges £30 a month, but our community network is only £10 a month. So why would anyone ask for BT?”Prof Stephen Temple, of the Institute of Communication Systems at the University of Surrey, added: “The biggest headache for policymakers is going to be coverage over the next 20 years.”last_img read more

Derrick Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinister Patterson’s brother charged with trafficking cocaine in GrenadaMay 15, 2018In “Court”If found guilty he must face the consequences- Minister Patterson on brotherMay 18, 2018In “Crime”Cocaine trafficking: Jagdeo calls on Gov’t to launch investigation into Minister’s brotherMay 16, 2018In “latest news” The younger brother of Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, was on Thursday given the option of paying a hefty fine or being jailed for 3 years after he pleaded guilty in a Grenada Court to the charge of cocaine trafficking.Derrick PattersonDerrick Patterson, 47, of Guyana, confessed to the crime when it was read to him by Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St George’s Court in Grenada.Patterson was ordered to pay EC$75,000 (GYD$5.789M) or serve three years in jail, if he was unable to fund the fine.INews had previously reported that Patterson, was visiting Grenada and residing at Captain Harris apartments in Grand Anse, St George.However, on May 2, 2018, officers attached to the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) intercepted a vehicle travelling in the vicinity of Springs in which Derrick Patterson was the driver.The vehicle was searched and the drugs – a total of 2.325kgs of cocaine, worth approximately $232,500- were found inside of a plastic bag.Meanwhile, back in Guyana, the Public Infrastructure Minister made a public statement noting that if his brother is found culpable of the offence, he will have to bear the brunt of his actions.“Our position is that Derrick [Patterson] is a matured adult of 47 years and he must bear full responsibility for the consequences of his actions. Neither I nor any other member of my family can take responsibility for his own, deliberate actions,” the Minister said in a public statement made on Facebook.The Minister further explained that his family’s initial reaction at the news was that of shock, and while they remain deeply distressed and concerned, there is some hope that the law enforcement officials in Grenada may have made a mistake.Nevertheless, he emphasised in his post that his younger brother must face the consequences if he is found guilty in the court of law.“We have no reason to believe that he will not be treated fairly by the Grenadian legal system. As a family, we will give him all support we legally can, but we will not condone any proven illegal conduct,” he said.Moreover, Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, had later called on Government to have a full scale investigation launched in Guyana to ensure that ‘our security was not compromised,’ given that the accused in a family member of a Government Minister and would have been granted certain “VIP treatment.”“This is where the Government should launch a full investigation into it since this is a clean Government that doesn’t tolerate drug dealing” he had stated. read more

URS to Acquire Washington Group International

first_imgA deal that will combines leaders in engineering, construction and management services to create a huge diversified ‘Single Source’ E&C company has been struck between URS and Washington Group International (WGINT). They had combined 2006 revenues of $7.6 billion, more than 54,000 employees and both are well known in mining.URS and Washington Group International have signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Washington Group by URS in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.6 billion. The transaction will expand the capabilities of both firms and capitalize on their positions in important high growth sectors, such as mining and environmental management. That combined 2006 revenue of $7.6 billion, would have ranked the fourth highest among US publicly-traded engineering and construction companies. Based on previously issued guidance, the companies would have combined 2007 revenues of about $8.6 billion. In addition, the companies would have had combined 2006 EBITDA of $425 million and total backlog exceeding $11 billion, as of March 31, 2007. The combined company would have projects in over 50 countries.The combined company will offer a full range of engineering, construction, operations and maintenance services for both fossil fuel and nuclear power plants globally. The combined company also will have one of the largest teams of nuclear scientists and engineers in the industry, as well as a leading nuclear decommissioning and remediation business, enabling it to meet the anticipated resurgence in the nuclear energy market. In the infrastructure market, the combined entity will be positioned to meet growing demand for comprehensive services on large, complex transportation and water/wastewater projects around the world. In addition, the combined company is expected to be a major contractor to the federal government, including a top five provider of technical services to the US Department of Defense and a top provider of engineering, management and environmental services to the US Department of Energy.Martin M. Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of URS, said, “URS has a history of anticipating change in the industry, and this transaction is the next logical step in building for future growth. Through this combination, both companies will be better positioned to capture growth from favorable trends across the engineering and construction sectors, including the increased investment in infrastructure projects, the focus on emissions reduction and energy independence in the power market, and the increased use of outsourcing by federal agencies, such as the US Departments of Defense and Energy. Together, we will have the resources to meet increasing client demand for a single firm that can provide the full range of engineering and construction services required for large, complex projects in these high growth markets, both in the US and abroad. In addition, our clients will benefit from the combined firm’s expanded capabilities in mining and [other] sectors.”last_img read more

Gerry Adams Sinn Féin is not panting to get into government

first_imgSINN FÉIN LEADER Gerry Adams had said that the party is in no rush to get into government and is not thinking about which parties it would or wouldn’t form a coalition with.Adams said that Sinn Féin was “not panting” about getting into government, saying that he wanted the party to be judged on the changes it implemented rather than how long it spends in power.The Louth and Meath East TD did not answer a question about whether he regretted his remarks about two RUC officers murdered by the IRA having a ‘laissez faire’ attitude towards their own safety, but said his choice of words was ‘unfortunate’.He reiterated his call for a broad alliance of people and political parties on the left who, he said, could work with Sinn Fein.Speaking from the party’s Ard Fheis in Wexford on RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics, Adams criticised Labour for making pre-election promises which he said they were not in a position to deliver.“They must have known they could not implement the type of promises they were making,” he said.Echoing the comments he made in his keynote speech last night, Adams said that Sinn Féin wanted to only make promises that it would be able to keepAdams also said that he believed the long-existing 2 1/2 party system in Ireland is disappearing. Fianna Fáil will “never be the dominant force they once were,” he said.Read: 9 things we’ve leraned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis > Read: Adams calls for left to unite, says: ‘Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make’ >last_img read more

Le sommeil comme secret de la beauté prouvé scientifiquement

first_imgLe sommeil comme secret de la beauté, prouvé scientifiquementL’idée générale selon laquelle le sommeil rendrait beau et belle vient d’être confirmée pour la première fois par une étude scientifique sérieuse.L’étude sur le sujet a été publiée dans le British Medical Journal et confirme pour la toute première fois que le sommeil rend beau et belle. Cette affirmation a été prouvée de façon scientifique alors que cela fait des années que les conseillers beauté recommandent à leur clientèle de privilégier le sommeil pour avoir une belle peau et un visage reposé.L’étude en question s’est déroulée en Suède où des chercheurs ont photographié des jeunes personnes âgées de 18 à 31 ans. Ces personnes ont été prises en photo une première fois après une bonne nuit de sommeil, et une seconde fois après une privation de sommeil. Les chercheurs ont ensuite confié les photographies à des observateurs qui étaient chargés de classer les clichés par degré de séduction. Il est ainsi apparu que les photographies qui étaient estimées comme dégageant le plus séduction étaient les photographies des personnes après une bonne nuit de sommeil. En effet, le sommeil efface les cernes et rend le visage moins terne en plus de favoriser la mémoire.Le 2 janvier 2011 à 11:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man Using Walker Struck Killed By Car on University Heights Street

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 53-year-old man was struck and killed by a car as he attempted to cross a University Heights street, police said Monday.It happened around 11:35 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Texas Street, near El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The man, who was using a walker, attempted to cross Texas Street outside a crosswalk and was struck by a 45-year-old man driving a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze sedan southbound on the road, Buttle said.The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, the officer said.The sedan driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, Buttle said, adding that intoxication was not a factor in the crash. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Man Using Walker Struck, Killed By Car on University Heights Streetlast_img read more

Why Are So Few Artists Fighting To Get Back Their Masters

first_imgRead more Why Are So Few Artists Fighting To Get Back Their Masters? News Get an inside view on the difficult — and secretive — process surrounding copyright ownership between labels and artistsBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 29, 2017 – 5:19 pm Due to a legal provision outlined in the 1976 Copyright Revision Act, artists whose albums were released in the year 1978 and afterward all become eligible to file paperwork with the U.S. Copyright Office allowing them to reclaim ownership of their music copyrights and master recordings from their record labels after a period of 35 years. However, since the first batch of these recordings became eligible for reverting ownership in 2013, comparatively few artists have gone through this process allowing them reclaim ownership of their music. Ever wonder why that is?For starters, most labels don’t publicize if and when their artists do end up reclaiming their masters. For legal reasons, the labels avoid publicly discussing copyright negotiations with their artists – especially their top-tier talent – but there’s a business reason as well. According to Billboard, Nielsen Music’s metrics on overall music consumption for 2016 showed that past catalog consumption grew to a whopping 66.2 percent of major labels’ total revenue intake last year. Therefore, the numbers indicate it is simply not in the labels’ interest to gain a reputation for being pushovers when it comes to music ownership.To put a finer point on it: “We are not in the business of giving our masters back to artists,” as one major-label executive told Billboard.On the flip side, Evan Cohen, a lawyer, publishing catalog administrator and owner of  Manifesto Records, has founded the legal group Copyright Termination Experts, through which he works to help artists learn the process and pursue the legal actions necessary to recover their copyrights – free of charge.Cohen has noted that even when he’s successfully helped an artist recover ownership, as he claims to have done for the likes of John Waite, Asleep At The Wheel, Suzi Quatro, the Fleshtones, Rita Coolidge, Stephen Bishop, and Robbie Dupree, the major labels almost never publicly admit the masters have changed hands.  The case of Prince is the major outlier, with his 2014 contract renegotiation with Warner Music Group standing as one of the few occasions where the artist’s victory has been both publicly acknowledged and celebrated.Artists hoping to reclaim their copyright ownership can do so after an initial period of 35 years, but they may begin filing that paperwork 10 years before the end of that initial period. Some other notable artists who have begun the paperwork process include Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Blondie, Devo, the Talking Heads, the Police, Peter Frampton, and Joni Mitchell.Cohen himself has taken on more than 200 cases pro bono, and has contacted nearly 1,000 artists to offer his services.  “I am doing this for free as part of my business,” he explains, adding, “[it is] an honor to help artists I admire.”Remix Hits Inks Deal With Sony: Will It Revolutionize Sampling? NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Prince’s GRAMMY memoriescenter_img Twitter Artists Don’t Know They Can Reclaim Copyrights why-are-so-few-artists-fighting-get-back-their-masters Email Facebook last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Feb 17 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioOil companies “exploring options” to advance LNG pipelineAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO/APRN-JuneauChanges are coming to state plans for the liquefied natural gas pipeline. At a press conference this morning in Anchorage, leaders with ExxonMobile, BP, and ConocoPhillips joined Governor Bill Walker to announce they are “exploring options” to advance the pipeline.BLM launches abandoned wells initiativeEllen Lockyer, KSKA-AnchorageThe  Bureau of Land Management  has launched an ambitious plan to remediate many of the abandoned North Slope wells that are the highest priority hazards.Murkowski strikes a certain noteLiz Ruskin, APRN-WashingtonU.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski returned to Juneau and delivered her annual address this morning to the Alaska Legislature. Murkowski tucked her Senate accomplishments into a speech that was decidedly homey and reassuring.Governor orders reorganization of commercial fisheries commissionLisa Phu, KTOO-JuneauGov. Bill Walker issued an administrative order Tuesday that transfers many functions of the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission into the Department of Fish and Game. The governor’s office says the reorganization will save the state more than $1.3 million dollars a year.Homer police bust pot grower Quinton Chander, KBBI-HomerPolice took a Homer resident into custody last week for growing a large crop of marijuana with the intent to sell it. The arrest comes just before the state is supposed to introduce its brand new commercial cannabis regulations.Siberian Huskies enjoy long tradition in AlaskaZachariah Hughes, KSKA-AnchorageIn competitive mushing, not all sled dogs are created equal. As a breed, Alaskan Huskies dominate the top spots in high profile races. But Siberian Huskies have a long tradition in Alaska. A family in Willow has been running a kennel for Siberians since the 1940’s.Quest mushers battle even after there is a winnerMolly Rettig, KUAC –FairbanksYukon Quest mushers continue to come across the finish line, and competition in is not confined to winning when it comes to the thousand mile sled dog race. There was a battle between two Quest mushers who finished nearly a day behind the winner.last_img read more

1466 posts to be filled in Health department

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana State Health Department has decided to fill 1,466 posts in DME Ayush and Directorate of Public Health wings and also in MNJ Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad. Of this, 257 doctors posts to be filled in DME, Ayush and MNJ side, while another 1,209 posts (paramedical and other staff) belong to Public Health. Another significant thing to be noted is that these posts would be filled through direct recruitment through the newly constituted MHSRB (Medical and Health Services Recruitment Board). Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting conducted by Special Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) a few days ago with the senior officials. The department has sought technical assistance of JNTU-Hyderabad on conducting the recruitment exam since MHSRB was a new body. It is learnt that JNTU is likely to give technical support and that too remaining in the background only like they did for police recruitment board. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us All formalities like notification, exam date, results etc. would be done by the MHSRB only with no role of JNTU in it. Meanwhile, HoDs were told to submit information including category-wise syllabus, qualification, the grouping of categories, exam duration, number of papers and medium of examination, application fee, roster matrix etc. by July 30.last_img read more

Indian Stocks Expected To Recover After 6 Days Of Losses

first_imgIndian stock markets are expected to recover on Thursday after plunging in the last six session, the longest losing streak in four months.BSE Sensex had declined more than 5 percent and the 50-share NSE Nifty lost more than 4.5 percent in the last six sessions as financial shares tumbled on disappointment by the central bank policy.”The index is expected to consolidate in a 100 point range say about 5680-5780 and once consolidation is done we should resume our downtrend. The big chart for me is the rupee chart which after a month’s correction has now again on the verge of breaking out and this breakout will lead to levels around 64-65 zone,” Ashwani Gujral, Fund Manager, Ashwanigujral.com told in an interview with Economic Times.Meanwhile, Asian markets mostly advanced on Thursday after official data showed that China’s manufacturing activity unexpectedly strengthened last month. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 1.16 percent and China’s Shanghai Composite advanced 1.20 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.12 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI rose 0.52 percent.US stock markets ended on a flat note Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would keep buying $85 billion per month in Treasury and mortgage securities in an effort to strengthen the world’s largest economy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.14 percent, the S&P 500 Index was down 0.01 percent and the Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.27 percent.Meanwhile, official data on Tuesday showed that showed the US economy grew at an annualized 1.7 percent in the April-June quarter, down from 1.8 percent growth registered in the first three months of the year.last_img read more

After Mahesh Babu and Ram Charan Kiara Advani to romance Sivakarthikeyan

first_imgKiara Advani and Sivakarthikeyan.PR HandoutKiara Advani seems to be ready to make her debut in Kollywood. After Tollywood and Bollywood, the actress is foraying into Tamil films in Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming movie, directed by Vignesh Shivan.Rumours are rife that the makers of Sivakarthikeyan’s next movie have approached her to play the female lead in the untitled flick, presently referred to as SK 17. The talks are underway and nothing has been finalised yet.It is said to be a two-heroine project and the hunt for the second heroine is on. A few actresses have been approached for the role.Kiara Advani started her acting career with Fugly in Bollywood. She made her South debut with Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu and thereafter she was part of Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama.Currently, Kiara Advani is busy with a couple of movies that include Kabir Singh, remake of Telugu hit movie Arjun Reddy, and Laxmmi Bomb, remake of Tamil movie Kanchana.Meanwhile, Sivakarthikeyan has admitted that his recent movie Mr Local has failed to set the box office on fire. He promises to entertain the audience with good content in the future.He has a few movies in hand and will be working on R Ravikumar, PS Mithran and Pandiraj’s movies each before moving on to Vignesh Shivan’s flick.last_img read more

SBI tightens lending terms for auto dealerships

first_imgAs part of the revised terms, the country’s largest bank by assets has decided to halt lending to dealers of Hyundai Motor India.ReutersState Bank of India (SBI) has tightened lending terms dramatically for auto dealerships, according to a source and an internal memo seen by Reuters, seeking to reduce its exposure to risk from a sector in the midst of a sharp downturn.The shadow banking crisis that began to unfold in India during mid-2018 has deepened this year. The liquidity crunch in non-bank financing, higher insurance costs and rises in taxation have served to increase the pressure on the car sector, with monthly auto sales falling by 17-20% since April.Monthly passenger vehicle sales in June fell by the biggest margin in 18 years.In one internal memo for financing dealers selling vehicles made by Hyundai Motor Co’s India unit, SBI said it is revising the lending terms because of “growing stress” in the carmaker’s portfolio.Similar memos have been sent to dealerships for all other brands, said a senior SBI official aware of the matter, though Reuters has not seen memos relating to other carmakers.As part of the revised terms, the country’s largest bank by assets has decided to halt lending to dealers of Hyundai Motor India unless they provide a minimum of 25% collateral, it said in the memo.Hyundai dealers that had already received loans from the bank will also have to provide security of between 25% and 50% of the loan amount, SBI said in the memo dated March 27 and signed by the chief general manager for supply chain financing.Hyundai did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment outside business hours.The company is India’s second-largest carmaker with more than 16% of a market accounting for 3.3 million passenger vehicles in the year to March 31.Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor Corp’s Indian business, Maruti Suzuki, dominates with a 50% share while rivals including Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford and Nissan also produce and sell cars in the country.While it is known that several Indian banks have broadly tightened lending to the auto sector, specifics have not been disclosed.”There is an auto sales slow down and we have substantial exposure to autos. We want to stay safe and this was done to mitigate risk and protect us,” said the SBI official, who asked not to be named because the details had not been made public.SBI’s loan exposure in the auto retail market was 718.8 billion rupees ($10.5 billion) at the end of March, according to regulatory filings.”In view of the current slowdown in the auto sector, the bank is continuously reviewing its exposure,” SBI told Reuters, adding that it is evaluating the situation and engaging with dealers to ensure the sector does not face any undue stress.TIGHTER SCRUTINYOther lenders have also become more wary of lending to dealers with credit lines from different banks.Dipak Gupta, joint managing director at Kotak Mahindra Bank, earlier this month said some dealers were using credit lines from one bank to pay off another, and banks are now taking a harder look at such practices.In its memo, SBI said that if a dealer had raised funding from more than three banks including SBI, the collateral requirement would be increased to a minimum of 50%. SBI has also cut the credit period for dealers to 60 days from 90 days.The bank will also monitor stock and inventory levels on a monthly basis to keep tabs on the dealer’s financial health.The tighter scrutiny comes at a time when inventories at dealers have risen to 50-60 days of sales, up from around 45 days previously, according to industry data.In an effort to help its dealers, Maruti Suzuki has tied up with state-run Bank of Baroda for dealer finance and is in talks with other banks to ease strict lending terms, local newspaper Mint reported earlier in July.last_img read more