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Grandmother mother and son killed in triple murdersuicide family says

first_imgA man whose mother, brother and grandmother died in what Ontario provincial police are calling a triple murder-suicide said Monday that his loved ones were killed by a neighbour who had been “stalking” his parent.Thomas Theoret said his mother Ulla Theoret, 55, brother Paul Theoret, 28, and his grandmother Raija Turunen, 88, were found dead at their rural home in Ryerson Township, Ont., on Friday evening. Police have confirmed the identities of the three members of the same family, but have not said why or how they were killed.Investigators also said 58-year-old Mark Jones was found in the same home. Police have said they believe Jones killed the three others before taking his own life.Thomas Theoret, who was travelling to the small community about 300 kilometres north of Toronto to deal with the deaths, said Jones and his mother had known each other for a while before their relationship soured.“My mom didn’t really date (Jones) but I think they were just friends for a couple months,” he told The Canadian Press. “Then he started acting kind of strange and kind of stalking her.”Theoret said one of his other brothers, who lives in another Ontario community, eventually told Jones to leave the family alone.The interactions between Jones and the family took place over a year ago, he said, noting that his mother and the man started talking after Jones settled in the neighbourhood.“My mom and dad had just got divorced and she was single, she was a little bit distraught. She was looking for friends and this guy Mark Jones moved into the area,” Theoret said. “He was kind of a handyman and my grandma liked him because he helped fix a few things around the house.”The bodies of Theoret’s family members and Jones were found by a friend who stopped by the home for a pre-arranged visit around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, police have said, noting that the deaths took place sometime between Wednesday evening and the time of the discovery.Officers have been combing the Theorets’ house and a second home on the same street on Monday, looking for anything that could help them figure out how and why the killings happened.“Obviously the only people who know exactly what happened and why it happened are unable to speak,” said Det.-Insp. Martin Graham of the Ontario Provincial Police.Police said they found a handgun and a long gun in the Theorets’ house, but would not say whether they had evidence to show anyone was shot during the incident.Investigators are waiting for autopsy results to determine the causes of death, police said.Residents of Ryerson Township and the nearby village of Burk’s Falls have expressed shock at the deaths, saying the area about 300 kilometres north of Toronto is typically a very quiet one.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect spelling of Raija Turunen’s last name based on police information at the time.last_img read more

Government Urges Moroccans to End Boycott of Centrale Danone

Rabat – Six weeks into a major boycott of three prominent companies because of high prices, the government has officially expressed concerns about the “damaging consequences” of the campaign.The cabinet’s alert, however, has singled out multinational dairy company Centrale Danone, calling on citizens to avoid further damage to farmers and foreign investment in Morocco.The government published a statement on Thursday, saying that it has been following the boycott and Danone’s response, “which is characterized essentially by the decision of the concerned company to reduce its milk orders by 30%, with all its impact on farmers and the agricultural sector.” According to the statement, both Moroccan milk cooperatives and employees have called on the government to intervene.The government then emphasized that the boycott will negatively affect the 120,000 farmers who work for Centrale Danone and care for approximately 600,000 family members.Concerned about farmers or losing foreign investments?While addressing a humanitarian message to help farmers keep their jobs with the company, the government has also expressed fear of losing foreign investment which, according to the cabinet, will have a massive impact on the national economy.“The dairy sector is of great importance in the social and economic system of our country,” reads the statement.Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani also claimed to take a set of initiatives to “improve the purchasing power of citizens and to act with firmness in terms of control of the market and to fight against speculation and monopoly.”In its official statement, the government never mentioned the other boycotted companies: Afriquia gas and Sidi Ali.Why Centrale Danone?In 2014, the Centrale company, called “Centrale Laitière” at the time, allowed Danone to acquire more than 90.86 percent of its shares. Danone had a29.2 percent stake in 2001, and a 46.8 percent stake in 2013.The international giant considers Morocco one of its most important markets, making a turnover of MAD 6.6 billion annually, according to Metis Consulting.Since the launch of the boycott on April 20, Centrale Danone and Moroccan officials have attempted to convince boycotters that the company has not increased prices on its products since 2013.The same statements were echoed from one official to another. One of the first statements defending the company came from Morocco’s Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi, who accused people supporting the boycott of sharing fake statistics.El Khalfi also claimed that Centrale Danone is selling its products at reasonable prices. Minister of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid echoed the statement, recalling the consequences of the boycott on Moroccan farmers.“I am asking Moroccans, who have always been known for their wisdom and rationality, to suspend the boycott of milk.”In an interview with Moroccan television channel Al Oula, Minister of General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi pleaded that “more than 1,000 employees of this company are now homeless and cannot afford to feed their families during this month of Ramadan.”Daoudi also denied that the company has increased its prices since 2013, emphasizing that Centrale Danone sells its products at the same prices other companies do.According to Daoudi, Morocco is only a small market in Danone’s network. He claimed that the boycott may push the company to look for a more profitable market. “In 2017, we were the continent’s leading foreign direct investment hub. It is not at all sure it is the case this year.”Centrale Danone’s profit margin is ‘0.9%’Daoudi claimed that the company’s profit margin is only 0.9 percent, while others are netting 24 percent. “Again, if the company closes, it is thousands of breeders will end up without resources. It is the income and dignity of these people that we are undermining.”Boycotters, however, are not buying the statements that victimize Moroccan farmers. Instead, people supporting the campaign are encouraging farmers to sell their dairy products independently. Boycotters allege that farmers only make MAD 200 a week, but they could make more if they sold their milk by themselves.None of the officials mentioned having talks with Centrale Danone to lower its prices in order to calm the boycott storm.Boycott ‘without any reason’Daoudi said that the boycott is “without any reason,” and that the “instigators of this movement are playing with fire, especially since this is a sector, namely agriculture, which is vital to our economy and which needs the most encouragement and support.”Government and Centrale Danone officials have also claimed that some people are boycotting without even knowing what it is about.In a recent interview with Media24, General Director of the company Didier Lamblin said: “What concerns us is when we ask people who boycott why they do so, many say they do not know and they are just supporting the boycott.”The chief executive of Centrale Danone confessed that the impact of the boycott is “very significant” and has led to Danone stopping all donations to foundations and freezing investment and recruitment. read more

Moroccan Doctors Wear Black to Protest Healthcare Conditions

Rabat – Moroccan public sector doctors showed up to work on Wednesday wearing black to condemn working conditions in healthcare.After some doctors resigned en masse, and in response to a call by the Independent Union of Public Sector Doctors, Moroccan healthcare employees declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for the deplorable conditions in Moroccan healthcare. The doctors were also protesting the Ministry of Health’s lack of response to their concerns.Public health employees across Morocco—from Oujda, Tetouan, and Tangier in the north to Sale and Temara on the coast and Fez and Marrakech in the interior—put their usual white uniforms aside to protest an unsuitable working environment which they attribute to a lack of planning, poor governance, and insufficient funding. Zerhouni indicated that most health care facilities in Morocco lack the necessary equipment and infrastructure to meet the needs of Moroccan patients.In October, Moroccan doctors threatened to go overseas to seek better opportunities.The union issued a statement condemning the small percentage of the government’s budget dedicated to the health sector, the shutting down of many health centers,, the lack of infrastructure in many hospitals and health centers, and corruption and irregularities in many hospital centers across the country. read more

UN envoy says Sudan has failed to disarm militias and stop attacks

The Sudanese Government has not disarmed the notorious Janjaweed militias nor stopped their brutal attacks against civilians in the war-torn Darfur region, the senior UN envoy to Sudan told the Security Council today in a meeting assessing what steps Khartoum has taken to restore security to Darfur.Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, called for the mission of African Union (AU) monitors in Darfur to be expanded in size and mandate to better protect the region’s vast population of internally displaced persons (IDPs).He praised Khartoum for making some progress since the Security Council imposed a 30-day deadline on 30 July, citing the end of Government military attacks in areas with high numbers of IDPs, the deployment of extra police, the removal of restrictions on humanitarian relief and the start of negotiations with Darfur’s two rebel groups. But Mr. Pronk said Khartoum had failed in two key areas to meet the commitments it made in a joint communiqué with the UN in early July: it has not stopped attacks by militias against civilians and it has not disarmed the militias. While he welcomed the reining in of part of the Popular Defence Force as “a laudable step,” most militias, especially the notorious Government-allied Janjaweed, have not been disarmed. Mr. Pronk also said no serious steps have been made to identify any of the militia leaders or bring them to justice, “allowing violations of human rights to continue in a climate of impunity.” Some 1.2 million IDPs live in at least 139 sites around Darfur, an impoverished region in western Sudan that is equivalent in size to France. Another 200,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring Chad. Many of the IDPs and refugees have told UN agencies that left their home villages because of deadly attacks by the Janjaweed and Government forces, which have been fighting an armed rebellion in Darfur since February last year. Mr. Pronk said in his address that the humanitarian situation remains bleak and while there have been no major outbreaks of infectious disease, malnutrition and mortality “is still high, too high.”Many IDPs are also out of reach of relief workers because of the remoteness of the region, and some areas lack access to food, water and sanitation. The Council is meeting today to discuss what kind of progress Khartoum has made in implementing its pledges to restore security and end the violence in Darfur. On 30 July, in Resolution 1556, the Council stated it may take action under Article 41 of the UN Charter if Sudan has not taken steps to meet those promises. Article 41 measures include unspecified economic penalties and the severing of diplomatic relations.Meanwhile, Ambassador Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo of Spain, which holds this month’s rotating Council presidency, told a press briefing that the situation in Sudan, Africa’s Great Lakes region and Iraq would be among the major issues confronting the Council this month.Ambassador Yáñez-Barnuevo said the Council hoped to wind down its workload by the middle of the month to allow for the annual session opening of the General Assembly. read more

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia

“I am very disturbed by the violence in Catalonia on Sunday,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement. According to media reports, police raided polling stations, and hundreds of people were injured. “Police responses must at all times be proportionate and necessary,” Mr. Zeid said, stressing that the current situation should be resolved through political dialogue, with full respect for democratic freedoms. He called the Spanish Government to accept without delay the requests by relevant UN human rights experts to visit. read more

Antofagasta backing digital transformation of operations

first_imgAntofagasta, in its 2018 financial results, has promoted its innovation focus, saying it is critical to creating long-term value and being “a key enabler of safe, sustainable competitiveness and growth”.One of the ways the company is seeking innovative solutions is through the increased use of data and technology, which it calls “the digitalisation of operations”.Antofagasta said it is investing significantly in this area, which has an implementation budget of $40 million, to strengthen its technological platform, including critical operating systems and connectivity.The company has also applied advanced data analytics at its processing plants to better understand and improve their performance.In the meantime, it said work was underway on the design of a Remote Centre that will allow integrated operations management at its Centinela operation in Chile. Service provider Wood is currently preparing a prefeasibility study for this technologically-advanced integrated operations centre, which includes cloud data storage and information management for its operations, easily accessible from anywhere in the world.Antofagasta continued: “It’s not just at the operating level that there are benefits of improved data.“Los Pelambres constantly monitors its tailings deposits and, as part of the Programa Tranque project, expects to start releasing the monitoring results online early next year. This will provide the community with real time information, helping to build trust between ourselves and our neighbours,” the company said.Programa Tranque contemplates the development of an online monitoring system of tailing deposits to transmit, process and broadcast, in a user-friendly way, updated physical and chemical indicators of the deposits.It incorporates the best available technologies and innovative mechanisms for the measurement of critical parameters and variables, as well as an information management platform to communicate information to authorities, mining companies, and the community, allowing an early warning system to be activated ahead of potential emergency situations.In addition to Antofagasta, BHP and Codelco are partnering on this five-year programme that seeks to position Chile as the leading country in information transparency related to the performance of its tailing deposits.last_img read more

Microsoft looking to hire 95 people in Ireland

first_imgIT HAS BEEN a successful morning on the jobs front with one major announcement from a multinational and four smaller but significant expansions by other firms.Microsoft is currently recruiting for 95 new staff at its Dublin office. The positions include 30 new development roles in its European Development Centre and 35 graduate roles across the entire business.It is also looking for people to fill a range of professional services roles in its Europe Middle East & Africa Operations Centre, as well as its sales and marketing organisations.Meanwhile, marketing firm Brandtone says it will create 29 jobs as it invests more than €2 million in a research and development programme.FCS Global will recruit 10 people as part of its expansion of training, engineering and US operations in Roscommon.The Wright Bar Group has also announced two new businesses in Swords and the Airside Retail Park.Read: Percentage of foreign investment outside Dublin and Cork falls three years runningMore: Microsoft pens doctor’s note to give players more time to play XboxRelated: Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which comes out on top?last_img read more

You Should Buy Your Kids Legos If You Want Them to Get

first_img Everyone loves Legos, right? You can build just about anything with the fun and colorful little bricks, and there are plenty of expansion sets to help you make anything you can dream of. Apparently, playing with them as a child also means you’re destined for some pretty great things. Who’d have thought?A new study by Lego Japan has uncovered some interesting facts about some of the graduates from its most prestigious universities: Many of them played with Lego blocks as kids. The study rounded up 100 graduates from six of Japan’s elite universities in the form of the Universities of Tokyo, Keio, Hosei, Meiji, Waseda, and Rikkyo and asked them about what they did during their childhood, touching on how their hobbies may have affected their adult development in the long run.As it turns out, over 60 percent of graduates from all of the above-mentioned universities actually played with a bunch of Lego sets when they were kids, with 92 percent stating that they chose to build things without additional instructions and chose to do it from scratch instead.The graduates were asked about what effect the Legos may have had on their brain’s development over the years, and several of them answered that they found it had improved spatial organization, creativity, as well as their concentration. Legos are no doubt helpful when it comes to sharpening young minds, or even older ones since they help you to better various skills at once. You’ve got to learn a bit of patience when it comes to these colorful bricks as well, because Rome wasn’t built in a day, much like your best Lego creation.So as it turns out, if you have children or are thinking about having them, you might consider having them play with Legos too, as it could very well improve their chances of attending the school of their choice. That, or make sure they know how to build a basic car, at least. Lego building skills are always going to be important. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img This Life-Sized Captain Marvel Model Is Built From 17,000 Lego Bricks’The Lego Movie 2′ Trailer is Here and It’s an Intergalactic Dream last_img read more

This Amazing Machine Can Cook And Assemble 100 Delicious Burgers An Hour

first_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain Welcome to the future, burger lovers! The massive roboticized contraption you see before you is the next big thing in culinary automation.You may have read about burger-flipping robots, but this machine fully automates the burger-making process from start to finish. Very nearly, anyway. Humans are still required to do a bit of prep work and need to make sure that ingredients get replenished once they’re depleted.Other than restocking, this self-contained burger factory can toast buns, grill patties, slice tomatoes, pickles, and onions, apply condiments, stack its creations neatly and package the whole works up for hungry customers.You can get pretty specific with your requests, too. Want your pickles exactly 2mm thick? That’s no problem at all. There’s no mention as to whether or not it’s capable of writing secret messages in ketchup or mustard on the buns, however.There’s only one place you can go to see this mechanized wonder at work: Creator, in San Francisco’s bustling SoMa neighborhood. While the machine can handle the bulk of the kitchen work, there are still humans on hand at Creator to tend to customers’ needs.In addition to keeping the machine stocked, they’ll be busy helping customers concoct the perfect burger. They’ll almost certainly be answering a lot of questions about their awesome robot.Staff are reportedly being paid around $16 an hour, almost 50% better than the current minimum wage in California (but still a few bucks short of a living wage in San Francisco). They’re also required to use 5% of their time to read educational books — their choice of topics — and they can also enroll in any of Coursera’s offerings free of charge.The goal, according to Creators’… er… creators is to automate the most mundane tasks and allow people to devote their energy to the personal side of the operation. “We’re at the point that we firmly believe that you cannot automate human creativity and social interaction,” CEO Alex Vardakostas told Forbes.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Vancouverbased RealWear partners with Chinese utility State Grid

first_imgVancouver-based RealWear announced this week it has been selected to partner with the State Grid Corporation of China for a pilot program to implement RealWear’s hands-free computer hardware.State Grid is the largest utility company in the world and the second-largest overall company by revenue, according to Fortune’s Global 500 list. The Chinese state-owned firm supplies power to an estimated 1.1 billion consumers and employs more than 900,000 people.RealWear produces headsets that respond to voice controls and feature an adjustable arm with a display in front of the user’s eye, allowing for hands-free computer interaction while on the job. The company’s products look a bit like more rugged versions of the Google Glass headset debuted in 2014.Unlike Google’s general-purpose headset, RealWear’s two headset models — the HMT-1 and the HMT-1Z1 — are designed specifically for industry workers who need both hands free while on the job, such as while climbing ladders or operating machinery.In the case of the power industry, electrical workers need to wear insulated gloves while working on live power lines, but those same gloves prevent them from using touch-screen devices, which require contact with a conductive material.last_img read more

Drivers in downtown may have been scammed by fake parking lot attendant

first_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — He looked like a parking lot attendant. He had a bright vest, a ticket book and a credit card scanner attached to his smartphone. Problem is, he was a poser, a criminal.“I gave him $10 and he gave me this parking pass. Then, I got a $40 ticket for having a phony parking pass,” said Tony Bernhardt of San Diego.Tony is one of the many people who got ripped off earlier this week at the ACE Parking lot at 6th and “E” streets near the Gas Lamp District.“I gave the guy cash, the people behind me gave him their credit cards,” Bernhardt said.“We encourage anyone who gave credit card numbers to contact their bank, dispute the charge, or cancel their cards,” said Kristin Ludwick, Ace Parking Marketing Manager.This has happened before. The crooks have creative ways to steal money from unsuspecting people.“We really want to get out in front of this and tell the public to beware. Ace Parking does not have people taking money, it’s all machines, these are fake parking lot attendants,” Ludwig said.Also, and this is a big also. Normally, there are big signs warning customers that no “people” will be collecting money. Those signs had been ripped off and thrown away.“We put the signs back up, so hopefully no one else gets ripped off,” Ludwig said.As for Tony, the $40 ticket has been ripped up by ACE Parking. So he’s good. But anyone who used a credit card could be in trouble.Adding another layer, the actual parking tickets issued on ACE Parking lots, go to the city and the state. If they go unpaid or ignored, it could come back to haunt you the next time you hit the DMV. Posted: April 5, 2018 Updated: 9:40 PMcenter_img Drivers in downtown may have been scammed by fake parking lot attendant Dan Plante, April 5, 2018last_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Moulton Introduces Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery Through Vital Expansion

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC — Earlier this week, Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the Supporting Eating Disorders Recovery through Vital Expansion Act (SERVE) Act of 2019. If passed, the bill would ensure TRICARE, the military’s health insurance program, provides members of the military and their families with comprehensive treatment for eating disorders.“Service members and their families deserve the best possible health care, and it’s up to Congress to make that happen,” Moulton said. “It is hard to talk about eating disorders and mental health, and especially hard within the military community. We hope leadership from Congress on the SERVE Act starts a broader conversation that helps people seek and receive help.”“Serving in the military takes a serious toll on the mental and physical health of everyone who puts on the uniform,” Mast said. “Expanding access to treatment facilities and improving the way we take care of service members is critical to making sure our brothers and sisters in arms receive the best care our country has to offer.”Chandler Rand, who served as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps said: “As a former service member and current military spouse with a history of anorexia and bulimia, I have experienced the challenges that the military faces in wanting to understand the complexity of treating this illness with no concept of where to start. The SERVE Act will help guide our military in supporting the recovery process for active duty personnel and their families wherein eating disorders are highly prevalent.”Specifically, The SERVE Act would eliminate age restrictions on receiving eating disorders treatment for military spouses and children, remove barriers to treatment at all levels of care, and encourage training and resources for commanding officers and supervisors to help identify the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and other mental illnesses.The members worked closely with the Eating Disorders Coalition to form the bill. According to the Coalition: “Military members and their families have higher prevalence rates of eating disorders than the civilian population estimated up to 7-8% of service members affected by this serious mental illness. Particularly, research shows that 34% of female active-duty service members and 20% of female adolescent dependents are at risk of an eating disorder, and 16% of female veterans are affected by an eating disorder.”Moulton and Mast’s bill earned the support of the following organizations:Walden Behavioral CareCenter for DiscoveryAlliance for Eating Disorders AwarenessEating Disorders CoalitionResidential Eating Disorders ConsortiumEating disorders affect 30 million Americans during their lifetime and have the second highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness, second to opioid abuse.(NOTE: The above press release is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Bring Afghan Allies, Translators To SafetyIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Secures Local Wins In National Defense Authorization ActIn “Government”last_img read more

Tahsildars told to clear land related problems in Nirmal

first_imgNirmal: District Collector M Prashanthi ordered Tahsildars to clear all land related problems immediately. She received grievances from the people from different parts of the district at the Collector’s conference hall in Nirmal on Monday.Later addressing the Tahsildars through a video conference, the Collector instructed them to clear pending petitions received so far. She told the special officers and MPDOs to complete individual toilet construction works before July 31 and asked the officials to send daily progress report to her. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Speaking about Haritha Haram, she instructed the officials concerned to send saplings soon after rain comes for plantation and also to arrange three green zones in every village and supply 100 tree guards to each village. N Shankar of Takli village, Basara mandal and B Mahender of Laxmipur village of Kadam mandal requested the Collector to issue pattadar passbook to them. K Rajeshwar of Bestawarpet of Nirmal requested the Collector to make corrections in his pattadar passbook.Joint Collector A Bhaskar Rao, District Rural Development Officer Venkateshwarlu, RDO Prasunamba, district officers Dr Suresh, Srinivas Reddy and others were present.last_img read more

Dale Steyn South Africas leading bowler ruled out of ICC 2019 World

first_imgDale Steyn won’t participate in the World CupReuters The struggling South African team has suffered a massive blow to their World Cup chances with pacer Dale Steyn being ruled out of the entire tournament due to a shoulder injury. Steyn, regarded by many as the best fast bowler of the current generation, has been struggling with injuries since 2015 and had to pull out of numerous matches and series over the last 3-4 years.He was finally able to make a prolonged comeback last year and played several matches for South Africa. However, the great Protean seamer loooked a shadow of his former self and wasn’t able to perform as well as he previously did.Steyn was slated to appear for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League that just preceded the World Cup. But a niggle kept him out of the team and he could make an appearance for his side only in the second half of the tournament. But even then, after playing just two matches, he was again out due to this shoulder problem. South African players, supporters and team management had hoped for his recovery by the time the World Cup starts. But their hopes were belied as he was declared unfit to play in the first two matches of his team. Ngidi won’t play against India due to injuryTwitter/ICCcenter_img Proteas’ woesWith the crucial game against India about a day away, Steyn’s unavailability for the entire tournament was announced by the South African team management. Injuries have severely plagued the Faf du Plessis-led side from even before the mega event got underway. First, young pacer Anrich Nortje was ruled out, then both Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn sustained injuries before the World Cup. While the former was able to recover in time, his new ball partner in the first two matches, Lungi Ngidi, was forced to walk off the field after bowling just four overs in the match against Bangladesh and is doubtful for the upcoming contests. South Africa have called up left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks as a replacement for Steyn.Virat Kohli, Steyn’s captain in IPL, expressed his disappointment over the exclusion of the great bowler from the tournament. “I feel sorry for Dale, he has been a good friend. When he was with us during the IPL, he was in a great shape mentally and was bowling well. So, it’s really disappointing what has happened,” the India skipper said.If South Africa lose their match against India, it could make the possibility of them getting into the semis much bleaker. With their bowlers falling like nine pins, the prospects don’t look good.last_img read more

Disneys magical vision calls for 3D printed optical elements w Video

first_imgLight pipes are 3-D printed optical elements that are similar but not identical to optical fiber. They can be used to guide light from point to point. The paper explained that “Unlike conventional optical fiber, 3-D printed light pipes allow arbitrary geometries to be created in software and then locations on the surface of a mobile device to a single sensor array.” They add that light pipes can be printed into the walls of a device to create robust and exceptionally thin, sub mm, embedded sensing with minimal hardware assembly.As for when all this will be possible, the authors are optimistic about possibilities for fabricating light pipes in the next generation of optically optimized 3D printers. More information: Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for Interactive Devices, Willis, K. D.D., Brockmeyer, E., Hudson, S. E., and Poupyrev, I. Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for Interactive Devices. In Proc. ACM UIST (2012). Paper [PDF, 1.5MB] © 2012 Phys.org “We envision future interactive devices that are not assembled but 3-D printed layer by layer,” the authors said. They talk about how novel elements can be fabricated with 3-D printing and embedded in interactive devices. They talk about new possibilities in display surfaces and embedded optoelectronics. They see “tremendous potential” for rapid high fidelity prototyping, and eventually for production of customized devices tailored to specific tasks. They said that the ability to dynamically control optical properties such as the refractive index, reflectivity, transmittance, absorption, and diffusion will enable a richer design space for sensing, display, and illumination. “Although that time is not upon us yet, Printed Optics demonstrates what is possible today.” They define Printed Optics as a new approach to creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3-D printing. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Willis and Brockmeyer are from Disney Research in Pittsburgh and Hudson and Poupyrev are from Carnegie Mellon University. The two sites provide opportunities for collaboration partly stemming from the fact that Carnegie Mellon is one of the leading seedbeds of research into robotics, computer vision, and human-computer interaction (HCI). The relationship with Carnegie Mellon gives Disney researchers added expertise as well as access to lab facilities in robotics and motion capture. (Phys.org)—Disney Research is serious about mixing science with play and pushing further into imaginative results with 3-D printing. A research paper, “Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for Interactive Devices,” talks about explorations into 3-D printing with custom optical elements for interactive devices. As such, Disney Research is thinking toward a next-step in digital printing when one will print interactive objects on the fly. Authors of the paper, Karl D.D. Willis, Eric Brockmeyer, Scott E. Hudson, Ivan Poupyrev, are all focused on future printing techniques and applications. Explore furthercenter_img 3D printed light pipes can create display areas on physical objects, by guiding light from regular screens. A 3D printed mobile projector accessory with embedded light pipes. Projected imagery is mapped onto the character’s eyes. The character responds to user interaction such as sound or physical movement. New silver-based ink has applications in printed electronics Chess pieces with embedded light pipes display content piped from an interactive tabletop. Contextual information, such as chess piece location and suggested moves, can be displayed on each individual piece. A mobile 3D display created by projecting on internal bubbles within a 3D printed model. “Display surfaces can be created on arbitrary shaped objects using 3-D printed ‘light pipes,'” they said. “Novel illumination techniques allow the internal space within a 3-D printed object to be used for illumination and display purposes. Custom optical sensors can be 3-D printed with the structure of interactive devices to sense user input. Optoelectronic components can be completely enclosed inside optical elements to produce highly customizable and robust interactive devices.” Citation: Disney’s magical vision calls for 3-D printed optical elements (w/ Video) (2012, October 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-10-disney-magical-vision-d-optical.htmllast_img read more

Commuters okay with bus fare hike

first_imgKolkata: Commuters are ready to accept the hike in the fare of buses and mini buses and requested the private bus owners to improve their service.Suman Gupta, a resident of Tollygunge, said the hike in bus fare is not arbitrary but the private bus owners should improve service. Gupta, who regularly goes to Barasat in North 24-Parganas by private bus on Barasat–Baruipur route, said: “In the past one month the service in the evening began to fall with the curtailment of the number of buses. The owners have drastically brought down the number of buses from afternoon. There is tremendous pressure on the passengers as a result.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”My suggestion is that in such cases, the owners should divide the routes to give some relief to the passengers,” Gupta added.Paran Sardar, who comes to Kolkata from Canning everyday, said: “The hike will affect long distance passengers, but the state government did not have any other option. The Centre should understand the plight of common people and reduce the price of diesel.”Sumita Banerjee, who teaches in a private school, said: “The hike is going to affect common people, but the way the price of diesel is going up is really alarming. Also, the price of cooking gas has gone up as well. The victims are the middle class people. But the hike of Rs 1 is acceptable.”It may be mentioned that the bus fare was last hiked in 2014, four years ago. In the past four years, despite the hike in the price of fuel, the state government had requested the bus owners not to hike the fare as it would affect the common people dearly.last_img read more

Keeping alive works of Rumi

first_imgIndira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Kala Nidhi Division, organised launch of a book ‘A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Editions of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi’s Works in India’ by Professor S H Qaseami and Dr Ramesh C Gaur. This is the first such catalogue on Rumi’s works in the country.Ambassadors of Republic of Turkey Sakir Ozkan Torunlar and Dr Ali Chegeni of Iran along with Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO New Delhi Cluster office, and Dr Sachchidanand Joshi MS, IGNCA formally released the book. Ambassadors and diplomats from many other Asian countries and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOne of the all time great poet Rumi was born in Afghanistan and lived in Turkey. His writings are having great influence in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstanan and many other countries. Published works of Rumi have also been declared bestseller in USA by New York Times. This descriptive catalogue has list of over 800 works available in Indian libraries such as Rampur Raza, Khudabaksh Patna, AMU, DU, National Museum, and other libraries of Hyderabad, Chennai, Srinagar, Tonk, and many more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe publication has been brought out in a record time of just four and half months. The works began with a request from Turkish National Commission for UNESCO to compile a list for possible joint nomination of Maulana Rumi’s works in International register of UNESCO memory of the world programme. Every speaker appreciated it and considered it a very valuable tool to preserve and access common shared heritage in Asia. In safeguarding documentary heritage identification is the first step. UNESCO Director suggested to further identify the status of preservation and access to these works. Ambassador of Turkey thanked IGNCA, Ministry of Culture and authors in responding to their request so promptly. The request was for compilation of a list. This was my idea and initiative to convert that list in a descriptive catalogue. List could have been available with few institutions only. Now this catalogue is a permanent record for libraries. So this is the role, need and importance of libraries and librarians to bring such hidden treasures to its readers.last_img read more

Andre Iguodala Says Warriors Pressured Him To Return From Injury for 2018

first_img Advertisement Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon tear in this year’s Finals took all the air out of Golden State’s dynasty, and was immediately followed by fans and media questioning if the Warriors were complicit by pressuring him to come back too soon.Some have claimed that pinning the blame on Golden State’s management was a bridge too far, but Andre Iguodala doesn’t. Today on the Breakfast Club, Iggy said he was suffering from a fractured leg, which the organization sold to the media as a bone bruise. Similarly, Durant’s eventual Achilles injury was characterized as a less serious calf strain. He says, like KD, he was constantly asked about if and when he would come back.If KD feels the same way, he may very well be headed elsewhere in free agency.Okay. What is going on with the Warriors training staff.This is ridiculous. Did they know this? pic.twitter.com/sW3m0lNeth— Ry (@JustRyCole) June 25, 2019last_img read more

How to Enable Windows 10 Gaming Mode

first_imgGame Mode is one of the exciting features introduced in Creators Update for Windows 10. When Game Mode is turned on, Windows prioritizes CPU and GPU resources to provide you the best possible game performance. Unfortunately, this is also a terrible setting for battery life, meaning, if you’re using Game Mode, you’ll need to be sure to have a power outlet nearby. Luckily, once Game Mode is enabled in Windows settings, you can turn it on and off while playing individual games, or when you pack up your laptop to leave each morning.Having issues finding your battery icon? Here’s how to restore a missing battery icon in Windows 10. Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows icon at the bottom left of the Desktop. Toggle the button On, under the Use game mode option. Click the gear icon to open the Settings menu. Click X to close the window. Credit: Microsoft Best and Worst Laptop Gaming BrandsThe Best Gaming LaptopsThe Best PC Games to Play Right Nowcenter_img In the Gaming window, click Game mode. Click Gaming under Windows Settings. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Venezuelan Cuban youth ready to lash out at their governments during youth

first_imgWhile Latin American leaders meet in Panama City to discuss cooperation in the region, young critics of the Venezuelan and Cuban governments will be across town raging against those countries’ human rights record.The youth wing of the Vente Venezuela opposition party and the Cuban anti-Castro Mesa de Diálogo de la Juventud Cubana will take part this week in the IV Young Americas Forum, a parallel summit to the official VII Summit of the Americas.Vente Venezuela youth coordinator José Javier Martínez and Mesa de Diálogo coordinator Kirenia Núñez see the forum as a unique opportunity to publicly expose what they describe as grave human rights violations perpetrated by their governments. Martínez and Nuñez spoke to The Tico Times during a recent visit to Costa Rica.The forum, which takes place April 8 and 9, is officially focused on entrepreneurship and economic opportunities for Latin America’s youth. But Martínez and Núñez have a separate agenda.Martínez hopes the forum will provide the opportunity to “try and make the world wake up to our cause, first of all, by making visible the issue of torture (which) for us is fundamental,” he said.Martínez and his group allege that opposition leaders jailed by the Nicolás Maduro government have been tortured.Amnesty International issued a report last year saying it had received dozens of reports of torture suffered by jailed protestors.Martínez’s group also wants a repeal of a Venezuelan law known by opponents as the “killer resolution.” The law, issued earlier this year, allows Venezuelan security forces to use deadly force against demonstrators.Martínez  hopes to make his country’s human rights situation a key focal point of the youth summit, along with the new chapter in Cuba-U.S relations.The Cuban Mesa de Diálogo group is pushing its demands for a Youth Ministry in Cuba, independent of the communist party, group coordinator Nuñez said. She said her group also wants assured access to higher education regardless of political convictions. Now, she said “if you break the revolution’s precepts, they begin to harass you, they begin to try and kick you out of the university.”The youth group also wants unrestricted access to the Internet, a common gripe in Cuba, among other liberties.Opposition leaders have already made an impact on the Summit of the Americas, at least in the news cycle. Cuban dissident Rosa María Payá — daughter of deceased Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá — was detained for several hours at Panama City’s “Tocumen” International Airport when she arrived in the country on April 5. She said she was warned by Panamanian authorities that she would be deported if she caused “trouble.”Panamanian officials said the incident was a bureaucratic mistake.The IV Young Americas Forum is organized by the Young Americas Business Trust, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 that works in cooperation with the OAS to create job opportunities and foment entrepreneurship among young people.The forum will produce a document to be presented to the country leaders taking part in the Summit of the Americas.The official youth agenda includes debates on topics such as “Learning from experience: The Importance of reinventing yourself,” and “The Role of Technology and Innovation enabling Entrepreneurship.” The issues are linked to the Summit’s main topic: “Prosperity with Equity: the Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Cuban dissident held briefly in Panama ahead of summit Castro, Obama hold historic meeting, agree to foster ‘a new relationship’ Cuba’s Christmas surprise for Caracas US-Venezuela clash threatens to overshadow upcoming Summit of the Americaslast_img read more