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Ontario urged to ramp up battle against climate change

Ontario’s acting environmental commissioner has released a report to show our progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Ellen Schwartzel praised the province for meeting 2014 climate change targets, but voiced concerns about future goals. By 2020 the government needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 megatonnes, roughly the equivalent to the reductions achieved when the province’s coal fired plants were closed. Schwartzel says we are not on target. She says the province is not prepared to manage climate change risks by 2020 but she remains hopeful that the leaders of the province will come up with new ways to put us on track. The report, released this morning, singles out the transportation sector as the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario. While the government has plans to spend $130 billion over the next 10 years on transit, the commissioner says action must be taken faster than that. “Transportation emissions remain Ontario’s biggest challenge. They have been growing both in relative and absolute terms and so far Ontario has not been able to bend that curve downwards.”“The heating and cooling of buildings are another sizeable source of emissions. Changing the future will take time. Ontario has solutions in place such as new transit infrastructure and new efficiency building standards; but new infrastructure does not get built overnight.” The release of the critical report, entitled Feeling the Heat, comes as the province hosts the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto. Schwartzel is hopeful that after this summit the province will propose new initiatives to target greenhouse gas emissions. read more

Black outlook for coal supply and steel

first_imgSevere coal and power shortages in China that have led to temporary restrictions being placed on Chinese coal exports With all the talk that is generated about coal in climate warming debates and so on, it looks as though the world, in part, is now going to find out what it is like to be wirthout coal. As Macquarie Research pointed out Friday, “there have been some truly staggering events in the coal market during the past week that have led to soaring spot prices for thermal coal, coking coal and coke. The world started last week contemplating the potential for a demand meltdown (reflected in plunging equity markets), but in the commodity world, attention refocused on the potential for supply disruptions.The main events that have changed sentiment have included: Major floods in Queensland, Australia that have severely disrupted coal supplies (mainly coking coal for the steel industry, but also thermal coal) Severe power shortages in South Africa that have led to enforced cuts in power supply to the coal, mining, ferroalloy and metals industries (reducing supplies) Spot and contract thermal coal prices now back near their record highs. Even before these developments, spot prices for coal and coke were at record high levels, and another major rise has occurred in the past week (coke has soared to $500/t fob China, thermal coal to $104/t fob Australia and $110/t fob South Africa and coking coal has been offered at $210/t fob Australia). All these prices suggest that the outcomes of current price negotiations for annual contracts could be settled at much-higher levels than previously thought.Macquarie belives that suppliers may have been prepared to settle Japanese reference contracts for thermal at $90/t fob a week ago (last year’s level was $55/t), but now will seek close to $100/t. Coking coal suppliers are offering $210/t fob (compared with $98/t last year) and may have been targeting $150-170/t a week ago).These disruptions appear likely to reduce steel production due to the likely chronic shortage of coke and coking coal, and this could keep the upward momentum in steel prices intact. Macquarie reports receiving information that there are acute shortages of steel in the Middle East and that this is likely to get worse. In China and South Africa, base metals and ferroalloy production cuts are also taking place.The disruptions to iron ore supply from Brazil are keeping iron ore tight, fuelling expectations of 50%+ contract price rises.All these disruptions are making the short-term outlook for freight rates even weaker, as more ships are being pushed onto the spot market following cargo cancellations.In Australia, Macarthur coal announced force majeure on deliveries from Copabela and Moorbale (total capacity 5.7 Mt/y of PCI coals) – it may take three weeks to pump the water from the mine; and Wesfarmers announced force majeure on deliveries from its 8.7 Mt/y Curragh coal mine (6.5 Mt/y coking and 2.2 Mt/y steam coal). This week BHP Billiton announced: “The recent extreme weather across the central Queensland coalfields has impacted production from BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) operations. While we are continuing to assess the full impact of the weather and achieve a safe resumption of operations, coal processing and the loading of vessels will be delayed. As a result, BMA has advised customers that we have declared force majeure.In South Africa, Eskom, the state-run electricity provider, cut power to its industrial customers, including major thermal coal mining operations (only the export operations), as well as to various gold and platinum mining operations. In particular, Anglo American announced that power to five of its South African thermal coal mines would be halted indefinitely. Anglo exported ~22 Mt of thermal coal from these mines in 2007. Macquarie’s South African team has reported that it is not yet known how long the current “black-out” will continue, but they believe that the blackout is likely to be the first of many and that any lost production resulting from blackouts will not be recoverable because operations are already running at full capacity. Eskom states that the current power status could persist for up to four weeks. BHP Billiton announced that its coal mines “are continuing to operate and are doing everything they can to ensure coal supply to Eskom.”The Chinese power utility crisis is very bullish for the global steam coal market. The government has ordered the suspension of a large (but unknown, by Macquarie) volume of coal exports during the Chinese New Year in early February and the parliamentary meeting in early March, and Macquarie believes that exports will remain restricted for some time after this (either by way of quota or complete ban) for reasons outlined below. Just last Wednesday, the NDRC issued a circular to warn coal mining companies to hold coal prices stable and to ensure the timely delivery of coal.The Ministry of Communications directed ports and logistics companies to stop moving export coal immediately to make way for domestic supplies, and it stated on its website: “where there is a need, the loading capacity for export cargoes should be diverted for domestic thermal coal transportation requirements.” The statement added that heads of “irresponsible companies” that do not abide by the latest regulations will be “severely dealt with.”It has been reported that Qinhuangdao, China’s largest port, turned back vessels that arrived early in the week for loading. Tianjin, China’s second-largest port, stopped all coal exports. However, it may be the case that not all exports will be stopped; apparently, Shenhua is still shipping some coal to Japanese utilities (the major buyer of Chinese steam coals).The moves come as the government attempts to fill an aggregate electricity supply shortfall (during the past week, there was a shortfall of ~69.6 mkW) that has resulted in sudden power shortages across 13 provincial level power grids in China. The power shortages reflect the fundamental tightness of the Chinese thermal coal market, with demand growing very strongly and supply remaining constrained.According to the Chinese media, the fault lies with recent heavy snow and rain that fell in most parts of China, seriously hampering coal transport systems and resulting in an increase in electricity consumption in January. Not cited by the media is that coal mining firms appear to believe that they have not been offered sufficient contract-price increases in the negotiations that began in December of last year and that relatively high international coal prices have meant that coal has continued to be exported from China in recent months.The various issues have left Chinese utilities with extremely low levels of coal stocks; Mcloskey’s reported that the stockpiles of 90 power plants with a total capacity of ~23.7 GW dipped below three days (typical stock levels are 15-20 days). Plants with a total of 70 GW of capacity had inventories dip to less than seven days. The State Grid reported that generator stocks nationwide fell to 17.73 Mt on 20 January, sufficient for just eight days, 10.55 Mt below stocks held at the end of November 2007.Macquarie notes concern that the move to cap exports is unlikely to be beneficial to the Chinese economy in the long term. “A fall in Chinese steam coal exports in an already tight market will likely result in ex-China steam coal prices (which are already high compared to Chinese domestic prices) remaining strong or even moving higher, establishing the current wedge between non- Chinese and Chinese steam coal prices. In this scenario, China would effectively be using its previous exports internally and most likely paying a higher price for imported coal.“For the long term, as domestic prices stay relatively low (not encouraging as much production and encouraging overuse), China would become more reliant on the relatively expensive imports, which, in turn, would be more bullish for non-Chinese prices.“To put some numbers to this, China exported 58.8 Mt (annualised) of thermal and anthracite coal in the 4Q07 and imported 39.5 Mt (annualised) of thermal and anthracite coal during the same period – leaving net thermal and anthracite exports of 19.3 Mt (annualised). If China were to halve its exports of these coals in 2008, it would turn from being a 19.3 Mt net exporter to a 10.1 Mt net importer, which is a major turnaround.last_img read more

Gmail Architect Predicts Death of Chrome

first_imgGoogle has largely insisted that the two operating systems serve different markets. But, as TechCrunch points out, Sergey Brin himself has suggested that the company will someday focus on a single OS. Paul Buchheit created and served as the lead developer for Gmail. He also developed AdSense and is the guy who coined the company’s “Don’t be evil” motto. Bucheit left the company to found FriendFriend, which was later acquired by Facebook.Since Google doesn’t sign his checks anymore, Buchheit can feel free to talk a bit of smack about the company’s current projects–projects like Chrome. Buchheit used his Twitter account this week to suggest the upcoming death of Google’s latest baby, “Prediction: ChromeOS will be killed next year (or ‘merged’ with Android).”Buckheit went deeper in a FriendFeed post, writing,AdChoices广告ChromeOS has no purpose that isn’t better served by Android (perhaps with a few mods to support a non-touch display). I was thinking, “is this too obvious to even state?”, but then I see people taking ChromeOS seriously, and Google is even shipping devices for some reason.last_img read more

Why you will never see a green star

first_imgOn a clear night, you can point a telescope to the heavens and find stars of varying colors. The super-giant Antares glows a humble orange-red nestled in the middle of Scorpius. Rigel is an ostentatiously bright star in Orion that shines a brilliant blue. There are also red stars, and yellow ones too. One color you will find missing is green. Some sci-fi movies and video games have taken the liberty of making such emerald celestial objects, but you’ll never find one in real life, and here’s why.The key is the way radiation is emitted by objects as they heat up. A star emits light because it is very, very hot. So make yourself a miniature star as a visual aid. When you heat up a bit of metal with a heat source, what happens? It starts off emitting virtually no light, then slowly moves into a deep red. After a moment, it reaches a muted amber color, followed by orange. Heat it just a little longer, and you end up with a luminous blue-white glow before your metal learning aid melts. At no point, will you see green.This happens because of what is called black-body radiation. When you plot the visible light colors a heated object can produce, you get a lopsided plot called the black-body curve that covers a wide range of wavelengths with a peak depending on temperature. Visible light is just the narrowest part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Colder objects may still emit radiation in the form of infrared, and very hot ones can spit out ultraviolet or x-rays. The important thing here, is that an object, like a star, doesn’t emit light in a single wavelength.Let’s say that a star is a little on the cool side, with a brightness of roughly 4500K. The peak of that black-body curve is in the orange part of the spectrum. This is fine — you can see orange stars just fine. Increase to a light temperature of 6000K, and the peak of the curve is in the blue-green section of the EM spectrum. “But wait,” you might be saying, “shouldn’t that appear green, then?.” Nope.The problem isn’t with the light emitted by the star, but with our eyes. Our sun actually emits most of its photons in the blue-green part of the spectrum. Our eyes are seeing a wide range of wavelengths, though (remember that black-body curve). All this is actually combined and processed as a single color, in this case white (that’s why outdoor light is best for pictures). That wide spectrum black-body radiation is hitting all three types of cones in the human eye; red, blue, and green sensing. Even if a star like the sun is emitting a lot of green wavelength photons, it is emitting plenty of red and blue too.Make the star a little hotter, and the color shifts to the blue end. A little cooler, and you get more red. The only way your eye could see green in a star is if it was emitting a very narrow spectrum of green light to hit the middle wavelength green cones. That just doesn’t happen. The wide spectrum of visible light coming out of a star will always be mixed together by our limited eyes into the established stellar colors, but they still look pretty neat.via Quoralast_img read more

Grippe aviaire un nouveau virus découvert chez lhumain inquiète les médecins

first_imgGrippe aviaire : un nouveau virus découvert chez l’humain inquiète les médecinsDes chercheurs taïwanais viennent de détecter chez une jeune femme un virus grippal A/H6N1. Cette forme de grippe aviaire découverte pour la première fois chez l’homme inquiète les experts qui appellent à une vigilance soutenue.La grippe aviaire de type A/H6N1 est fréquente chez les volailles. Elle circule dans les élevages taïwanais depuis 1972. “H6N1 est un virus faiblement pathogène couramment trouvé chez les oiseaux sauvages et domestiques sur plusieurs continents”, souligne le Dr Ho-Sheng Wu des Centres de contrôles des maladies (CDC) de Taiwan. Néanmoins, cette forme de grippe A n’avait jamais été décelée chez l’humain. C’est pourtant chez une jeune femme de 20 ans que la souche du virus a été identifiée. Cette infection humaine a été dévoilée au cours de l’été après que la patiente a été admise à l’hôpital de Taïwan en mai. Là, un traitement à l’oseltamivir (Tamiflu) lui a été administré et s’est révélé tout à fait efficace. A l’heure actuelle, la patiente ne présente plus aucun symptôme, indique le Dr Wu dans la revue The Lancet Respiratory Medicine parue jeudi. Ce spécialiste rappelle qu’en plus des sous-types H1, H2 et H3 de grippe A saisonnière, des infections humaines par des virus H5, H7 et H10 ont déjà été observées. Malgré cela et bien que le virus H6N1 soit peu virulent, la détection d’un cas humain ne manque pas d’inquiéter les chercheurs. En effet, ce n’est pas le virus en lui-même qui préoccupe mais davantage sa capacité à muter et à se combiner potentiellement à d’autres souches. Une infection d’origine inconnue À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le virus H6N1 présente une mutation (G228S) concernant l’hémagglutinine, une protéine qui l’autorise à se fixer sur les cellules humaines cibles. Or, cette transformation est susceptible d’augmenter l’affinité du virus pour les récepteurs des voies respiratoires supérieures chez l’homme, ce qui le rendrait automatiquement beaucoup plus infectieux et donc plus dangereux. Le phénomène inquiète d’autant plus les scientifiques qu’ils ne connaissent pas l’origine de l’infection chez la jeune femme.L’enquête a révélé que cette femme, employée chez un traiteur, ne s’était pas rendue à l’étranger et n’avait pas été en contact avec de la volaille ou des oiseaux sauvages. Pour l’heure, les médecins ignorent donc comment elle a contracté le virus. Ils savent simplement que le virus H6N1 semble avoir développé un marqueur d’adaptation (G228S) aux humains. Le micro-organisme continuant d’évoluer et de muter, il n’est donc pas exclu que les risques d’infection augmentent. “Des recherches complémentaires sont nécessaires pour clarifier la menace potentielle que représente ce virus émergent”, affirme le Dr Wu repris par l’AFP. Aussi, pour limiter le plus possible ce risque, les scientifiques ont une nouvelle fois insisté sur la nécessité de se préparer à une éventuelle pandémie de grippe aviaire. Le 14 novembre 2013 à 20:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

AdamTots Presents You Are What You Eat

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Avengers Endgame Director Explains Thanos Faceoff With Captain America

first_imgStay on target Best (And Worst) Movies of Summer 2019Marvel Writer Dan Slott: Spider-Man Should Not Have Killed in ‘Endgame’ Avengers: Endgame is now available to watch at home and the movie’s major moments, including Thanos’ showdowns with the surviving superheroes, are still shocking fans.Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers: Endgame, recently addressed why Thanos’ blade is one of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and how he was able to destroy Captain America’s shield in the film.“Clearly Thanos is a thousand-year-old character who has fought everyone in the universe and is the greatest: He’s the Genghis Khan of the universe, so he would have the greatest weapon,” Russo told ComicBook.com in an interview. “He knows of Eitri, he’s been to Eitri to have his glove created. Did he have them create his blade as well? Potentially. But it’s interesting that it could destroy the shield.”In Avengers: Endgame, three Avengers come face-to-face with Thanos and his “bad metal” during a big showdown. At first, things seem to be going well for the trio: Captain America saves Thor by using the hammer and fighting back at the villain. However, the unthinkable happens when Thanos’ blade cuts pieces out of Captain America’s shield and pushes him away. Even though Captain America goes down, he soon receives help from other allies against Thanos.The commentary track for the movie also gives some insight on Thanos’ powerful weapon: Stephen McFeely, one of the co-writers of the film, explains how vibranium (a mysterious element that hurtled to our planet from space), might not be the most powerful metal of the MCU.“You can also see that while vibranium is the strongest substance on Earth, whatever Thanos’ straight razor there is made out of is stronger,” McFeely explained.The wait is over to bring home the biggest movie of all time! Get Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame on Digital and Blu-ray TODAY: https://t.co/eM5YekvMYF pic.twitter.com/ua4JQ3IwW7— The Avengers (@Avengers) August 13, 2019It will be interesting to see what other powerful weapons come out of the MCU, however, Thanos’ blade damaging Captain America’s shield still remains an interesting scenario for Avengers: Endgame fans.You can watch Avengers: Endgame on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Blu-ray. Avengers: Endgame is also available to rent on Amazon Prime Video.More on Geek.com:See Thor’s Transformation in Hilarious ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Clip‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Shares Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Funeral‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars Show Off Goofy Moments in Blooper Reel Cliplast_img read more

Dunne vs Bate for the WWE UK Title tonight on NXT Videos

first_img Cesaro Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Dunne vs. Bate for the WWE UK Title tonight on NXTWWE NXT airs tonight on the WWE Network at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Advertised for tonight is two championship matches.Pete Dunne defends the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Tyler Bate. while SAnitY defends the NXT Tag Team Championships against The Undisputed Era.Wrestleview.com will have a recap of NXT later tonight.Videos following Smackdown LiveThe following videos were posted after last night’s Smackdown Live in Newark. Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Conservative Group Hosting Dunleavy Fiscal Policy Events

first_imgMcKee said there are advantages to the group hosting. Dunleavy’s office on Monday announced five public events around Alaska next week, plus a planned appearance on a statewide radio program and a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce event. He also has proposed constitutional amendments on taxes, spending and the annual check Alaskans receive from the state’s oil–wealth fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund. The state faces a projected $1.6 billion budget, and Dunleavy has faced pushback for a budget proposal that includes sweeping cuts to education, the university system, health and social service programs and Alaska’s ferry system, and tax collection shifts that would benefit the state but cost some local governments. Legislators so far have shown little interest in his proposals to change the collection of certain taxes related to fisheries and petroleum property. Jeremy Price, a former Americans for Prosperity–Alaska state director, is a deputy chief of staff to Dunleavy. McKee, who was announced as Price’s replacement earlier this month, said he worked with Dunleavy communications director Mary Ann Pruitt on the meetings idea. He said he hasn’t spoken with Price since becoming state director about these events. The five events listed as public are being hosted by Americans for Prosperity, which online describes the events as private and lays out terms by which attendees must abide. The release from Dunleavy’s office did not mention the affiliation.Ryan McKee, state director of Americans for Prosperity–Alaska, said he understands why there might be confusion. He said the group is renting the space and has the right to remove anyone who is disruptive and make sure the venues aren’t over capacity. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Begich said Dunleavy is obligated to promote “open and transparent public forums” and should cancel the Americans for Prosperity–hosted events. “We would love opposing viewpoints. We’d love questions,” McKee said. “We really want this to be a discussion.” But he said Tuesday that the event is open to all on a first come, first served basis. He recommends people register in advance. Details on registration weren’t mentioned by Dunleavy’s office until Tuesday, after questions about the event were raised. ”I don’t think it would have been proper for the governor, in a recession, when he is cutting a lot of things, I don’t think him spending a bunch of money on a tour would have probably been the best move,” McKee said, adding later that the group is not paying for anyone outside its own staff to attend. He said Dunleavy’s office worked with Americans for Prosperity–Alaska and the Alaska Policy Forum to help host and organize the public forums. He said he hopes other groups host similar events to help further the policy discussion. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most of the events on the fiscal policy tour announced this week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office are being hosted by a conservative political organization, prompting blowback. Panelists for the events, as described by Americans for Prosperity–Alaska, include Dunleavy and other state officials, a regional director of the group and the executive director of the Alaska Policy Forum, whose self–described mission is to promote policies “that grow freedom for all.”McKee said the idea of having forums where people could ask questions of those involved in crafting Dunleavy’s budget was pitched to the governor’s office. Dunleavy wants to give voters a say on new or higher taxes and replace an existing spending limit some see as too lax. The dividend measure is aimed at ensuring the dividend program is not changed without a vote of the people. Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said by email that Dunleavy is planning events or meetings working with various interested parties. McKee said his group supports the proposed constitutional amendments dealing with taxes and spending. It has not taken a position on the dividend piece, he said.last_img read more

Ricky Martin Las Vegas Residency Special To Air

first_img Ricky Martin: Las Vegas Residency Special To Air Special behind-the-scenes look at he GRAMMY winner’s residency set for Sept. 4 on VH1Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 22, 2017 – 4:03 pm GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin is best known as an electrifying performer, so “Ricky Martin: Behind The Vegas Residency” — scheduled to air on VH1 on Sept. 4 — should be dynamic entertainment, giving us an intimate look at the superstar.The one-hour special will give fans a behind-the-scenes look of Martin’s sold-out residency, which took place at the Park Theater of Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in April and will continue with additional spot dates through Sept 23.Nominated in consecutive years between the 41st GRAMMY Awards for 1998 and the 44th GRAMMY Awards for 2001, and more recently scoring his second GRAMMY win for Best Latin Pop Album at the 58th GRAMMY Awards, Martin has proven to be a man who crosses boundaries — with his music, charity work and status as a gay icon.Martin’s intervening years also brought him three Latin GRAMMY wins: Music Video for 2001 for “She Bangs” and two awards for 2007 MTV Unplugged, both the album and the long-form video. In 2006 he was honored as The Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, an annual Latin GRAMMY Week event supporting the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.Just as Martin puts a cap on his Las Vegas residency, Latin GRAMMY season will be in full swing. Latin GRAMMY nominations will be announced on Sept. 20 and the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.Historic Scholarships Awarded By Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation News Email Go Backstage With Ricky Martin On Labor Day ricky-martin-las-vegas-residency-special-air Facebook Twitter last_img read more

Crew Repairs Space Station Air Leak

first_img Listen Cabin pressure on board the International Space Station is “holding steady” after astronauts repaired a small leak on the station Thursday.NASA, on its space station blog, says the crew is returning to its regular work schedule today. Crews on the ground noticed the leak on Wednesday night while astronauts slept. The leak, which was about one-fifth of a centimeter, was on one of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that is docked with the station. The Russians patched the leak using an epoxy kit.In the audio above, Eric Berger of Ars Technica and walks Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty through the incident. 00:00 /03:59 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img X NASAThe Soyuz MS-09 crew spacecraft from Roscosmos is pictured docked to the Rassvet module as the International Space Station was flying into an orbital night period. Sharelast_img read more

How to empty the Windows Recycle Bin automatically

first_imgHow to empty the Windows Recycle Bin automatically by Martin Brinkmann on April 12, 2019 in Windows – 22 commentsAll files that you delete regularly on Windows are moved to the Recycle Bin first. Designed as a last resort to recover accidentally deleted files, files that sit in the Recycle Bin may sit there for a long period. While that is not a huge problem most of the time, if disk space is scarce, it may be frustrating to empty the Recycle Bin manually regularly.You could set a custom Recycle Bin size to avoid it occupying too much space on a drive, or, use automation to clear the Windows Recycle Bin regularly.This guide offers a general solution to the Recycle Bin problem, and a specific solution that is only available on Windows 10 devices.General Solution for all Windows versionsThe following method is compatible with all Windows versions and editions. It requires the creation of a batch file and running that batch file either using a policy or as a startup command.Right-click on the desktop or another folder and select New > Text Document.Paste the following line of code into the document: PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -Command Clear-RecycleBin -Confirm:$falseSave the document.Rename it to emptyrecyclebin.bat. Make sure the file has the .bat extension and not .bat.txt.Test the file once to make sure it works.The next step depends on the Windows edition. If you run professional or Enterprise editions, do the following:Open the Start Menu.Type gpedit.msc and select the result to load the Group Policy Editor.Go to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts > ShutdownDouble-click on Shutdown to open its Properties.Select Add.Use the Browse option to pick the emptyrecyclebin.bat that you created previously.Select ok.Windows will execute the script (to delete Recycle Bin content) when Windows shuts down automatically from that moment on.You can use the same process to delete the script again if you don’t want to use it anymore.If you run Windows 10 Home, you may execute the script on startup by placing it in the startup folder:Open Explorer.Type in the address bar shell:startup. This should open the startup folder.Drag and drop the script to the folder.Windows will execute the script on startup automatically from that moment on. You can delete the script again if you don’t want to use it anymore. (via Major Geeks)Storage Sense on Windows 10Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system comes with a new feature called Storage Sense; you may configure it to delete Recycle Bin content, and other temporary files, regularly and automatically.Use the shortcut Windows-I to open the Settings application.Go to System > Storage.Select “Change how we free up space automatically” on the Storage page.Toggle Storage sense to “On”.Set a desired period for the feature, e.g. every day, week, month, or on low disk space.Check “Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using”.Set the desired period that deleted files need to sit in the Recycle Bin untouched before Windows deletes the files. The default period is 30 days, you may change that to 1, 14 or 60 days (or never).If you don’t want files in the download folder to be deleted automatically, make sure that setting is set to “never”.Windows will from that moment on delete files in the Recycle Bin if the time they have been in the recycle bin untouched exceeds the selected period.SummaryArticle NameHow to empty the Windows Recycle Bin automaticallyDescriptionFind out how to delete files that are in the Recycle Bin on Windows machines automatically on shutdown or on start of the system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Get your tickets for the Ladies Night NOW

first_imgLadies, if you haven’t purchased a ticket for Ladies’ Night, then you better do so RIGHT NOW… Man International, together with Damon Beard, are putting on the much anticipated Ladies’ Night in Ladysmith tonight (September 1).They will be performing at Naunton’s Guest House, starting at 7pm.This night has been organised in aid of the Toys for Joy drive.Tickets are priced at R150 a person. If you still want to go, there are tickets available. You can contact the Ladysmith Gazette on 0366376801 to get your tickets ASAP. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Content July 28, 2014 — Norvision announced the successful implementation of the Norvision Skylite In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center’s radiation rooms in Gilbert, Ariz., the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy.”This is the first time this has been done in radiation therapy rooms,” said Don May, vice president at Norvision. “The system helps patients endure the often tedious and stressful radiation treatments. It’s a beautiful system. The screens are recessed into the ceiling, giving it a natural sky-light look-and-feel.”Installing the screens challenged Norvision’s engineering team. Standard electronics and LCD screens fail in the radiation-rich environment. The solution was to recess and protect building-block style MicroTiles, manufactured by display company Christie Digital. Norvision developed a tablet app to manage the content.The process for the patient is simple. Upon entering the radiation therapy room, the patient selects scenes from a digital media library. Once the treatment begins, hospital technicians start the content loop via a wireless tablet. Content is automatically updated by adding media to cloud-based storage systems such as Dropbox or Goggle Drive.For more information: www.norvision.com, www.BannerMDAnderson.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | July 28, 2014 Norvision Announces First Successful Implementation of Multimedia Screens in Radiation-rich Environments News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more last_img read more

Chavez wins another sixyear term in Venezuela

first_imgCARACAS – Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez shrugged off cancer and a unified opposition on Sunday to triumph yet again at the ballot box and win another six-year mandate to pursue his oil-funded socialist revolution.His rival, 40-year-old Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles, was gracious in defeat, saying, “I accept and respect the decision of the people,” but it was a bitter pill for the opposition and many in the divided country to swallow.Fireworks erupted across Caracas as “Chavistas” celebrated in front of the presidential palace after near-complete official results showed Chavez winning 54.42 percent of votes compared to 44.97 percent for Capriles.“Thank you my dear people!!! Viva Venezuela!!!” Chavez, in power for almost 14 years, wrote on Twitter after the National Electoral Council announced the score. “Thank you God! Thank you to all of you!”The result after a massive 80.94 percent turnout showed a far tougher contest than Chavez has endured so far to his 14-year tenure. He won the 2006 election with 62 percent of the vote and by a margin of 25 points.With 90 percent of ballots counted, Chavez won 7,444,082 votes, compared to 6,151,554 for Capriles — highlighting the deep divisions in the oil-rich South American nation.Chavez had held a 10-point lead in the latest opinion poll before Sunday’s vote, but other surveys had indicated a statistical dead heat.Hundreds of Chavez supporters assembled before the announcement in front of the Miraflores presidential palace, setting off firecrackers, honking horns and holding signs as his campaign song blared.Election experts said the electronic voting system was reliable, but suspicions ran high that whoever lost would not concede defeat.“To know how to win, you have to know how to lose,” Capriles said at this campaign headquarters, putting those fears to rest. “For me, what the people say is sacred.”“I am a democrat, through and through,” the 40-year-old former state governor said, wearing a jacket in Venezuela’s colors.The fate of Chavez, a fierce US critic and the leading voice of Latin America’s left, was closely watched by communist ally Cuba, which heavily depends on Venezuela’s oil, and other regional partners.“Viva Venezuela, viva the great fatherland, viva the Bolivarian Revolution!” leftist Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa tweeted. Congratulations came from Argentine President Cristina Kirchner too.In Costa Rica, at least 1,000 Venezuelans voted in the presidential race, according to the daily La Nación. Lines to vote at polling stations began to form at 5 a.m.In addition Costa Rican Chávez supporters clashed with police outside the Venezuela embassy in San José. Some 20 Chavistas were confronted by police after using loudspeakers and putting up banners without receiving permissions from the municipality. Police confiscated the equipment after receiving noise complaints from neighbors.But in Washington, the head of the House Foreign Relations Committee, Republican lawmaker Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, accused Chavez of manipulating the result.“Chavez has denied access to international election monitors, employed last minute ballot changes, controlled the judicial system, harassed independent journalists, and consolidated his power to manipulate the vote in his favor,” she alleged.“Chavez must not be allowed to continue to export his hate and despotism abroad like his fellow dictators in Iran and Cuba through the oppression of the press and violation of human rights,” said Ros-Lehtinen.With the polarized nation bracing for the results amid an atmosphere of widespread distrust, Chavez and his rival had both appealed for calm as some booths remained open well after the scheduled closing hour.Capriles had surged in opinion polls during the campaign as he attracted huge rallies with promises to curb runaway crime and unite the polarized South American country.Weakened by a bout with cancer, the 58-year-old Chavez stepped up campaigning in the last week of the race, warning that Capriles would undo his popular social “missions” for the poor.Sitting on the world’s biggest proven crude oil deposits, Chavez has used petro-dollars to build a network of regional allies and secure the loyalty of poor Venezuelans dependent on the generosity of his social programs.Voters began standing in line early after Chavez supporters played military-style bugles before dawn to roust loyalists of the president.As he arrived to vote in the 23 de Enero slum, one of his Caracas bastions, Chavez was greeted by an adoring crowd with chants of “ooh, ahh, Chavez won’t go!”The opposition had accused Chavez of misusing public funds for his campaign and dominating the airwaves while forcing government workers to attend rallies through intimidation.Capriles has hammered Chavez over the country’s regular power outages, food shortages and runaway murder rate, which has risen to 50 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Ukraine fuel depot fire kills 1 several injured near Kiev

first_img Sponsored Stories In this late Monday, June 8, 2015 handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Ukrainian firemen distinguish fire at a fuel depot near Hlevaha, Kiev region, Ukraine. At least one killed and a number of firemen were injured on Tuesday as they fought to control a blazing fuel depot outside Ukraine’s capital Kiev. (AP Photo/Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry Press Service handout photo via AP) 5 ways to recognize low testosterone New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The cause of the blaze was under investigation, with sabotage a possibility.The Emergency Situations Ministry said the fire was halted only 50 meters (yards) from the military base and prevented from reaching the other fuel depot, so the risk of further explosions was minimal.Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Facebook the fire should be extinguished by early Wednesday.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian firefighters on Tuesday managed to contain a major blaze that had engulfed a fuel depot near Kiev, preventing it from spreading to another fuel depot and a nearby military base.But one worker at the depot died at a hospital from severe burns, several others were injured and three firefighters were missing, the Interior Ministry said.The fire, which erupted late Monday at the depot near the village of Hlevaha just southwest of Kiev, filled the skies with plumes of black smoke and prompted the evacuation of residents in surrounding areas. Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

Travel guide to Haeundae Beach in Busan South Korea

first_imgHaeundae Beach is a very popular beach in Busan, South Korea. It lies along the 12 km of coastline, and with Seogwipo’s, it is one of the most famous beaches in South Korea.Source: Expedialast_img

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