New LogicKeyboard Skins Available for Apple Magic Numeric Keyboard

first_imgHarness the power of keyboard shortcuts with Logickeyboard’s new keyboard shortcut covers for the Apple Magic Keyboard.All images via Logickeyboard.Logickeyboard’s new keyboard shortcut skins rest atop your Apple Magic Keyboard. Made from the best high-grade Japanese silicone, these covers will protect your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spills. At only 0.5mm/0.0197″ thick, the silicone is flexible yet tough and fits nicely on your keyboard. Available for Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and AVID Pro Tools, these covers can speed up your editing time by 50 percent.While they are recommended for usage in post-production facilities and professional video editing houses, anyone can benefit from using one of these skins. Logickeyboard uses a system of shortcut keys and symbols that give users a quick visual reference to the most popular keyboard shortcuts. A unique color-coded system categorizes keyboard shortcuts into similar commands, such as trimming and navigation tools. It’s very easy to quickly learn new shortcuts after only a few edit sessions using one of these skins.Product DescriptionCompatible with Apple Magic Numeric KeyboardMade from the best high-grade silicone0,5 mm- / 0.0197-inch-thick with silky smooth feelFlexible and toughProtects your keyboard from dirt, dust, and spillsEasily removed for cleaningStays in place — won’t slip or slideHand-washable for easy cleaning Lastly, if you happen to edit on a PC, don’t feel left out. While these new skins are specifically for Apple Magic Keyboards, Logickeyboard has a plethora of skins and keyboards available for the PC world. They also design products for a much wider range of software applications than just the four listed above. Some of their keyboards even light up. To check out their full list of products, head over to their website here.last_img read more

Maharashtra to help U.P. with health services

first_imgMumbai: Under fire over the deaths of children in Gorakhpur, the Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) health department has sought assistance from the Maharashtra government to implement its schemes. A delegation led by U.P. Health Minister Siddharthnath Singh on Friday met his Maharashtra counterpart, Deepak Sawant, to learn about various health schemes of the Maharashtra government and the steps being taken to minimise maternal and infant mortality. Among the schemes presented to the U.P. team were telemedicine, motorbike ambulances, blood on call, the proposed Balasaheb Thackeray accident insurance scheme and the sick newborn care unit services. The schemes are likely to be implemented in U.P. with help from the Maharashtra government. Dr. Sawant gave a detailed presentation to the delegates on a course for physicians. Mr. Singh expressed his desire that the course be started in U.P.Dr. Sawant said both States would have a common mechanism to increase the quality of health services. The U.P. government has invited a team of health officials and Dr. Sawant to visit and inspect its health facilities.“Motorbike ambulances would be an important addition to our health services to reach people through narrow lanes in Kanpur, Varanasi, Agra and Meerut. We have fewer government doctors in specialised fields. Maharashtra’s telemedicine model could be implemented in our State, which will be helpful,” said Mr. Singh.last_img read more

BJP releases first list of 45 candidates for Meghalaya

first_imgFormer Congress Minister A. L. Hek and ex-State president of NCP Sanbor Shullai, who crossed over recently, were among among 45 candidates named by the BJP on Friday for the Meghalaya Assembly polls. Soon after the release of the first list, State BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh’s sister Violet Lyngdoh walked out of the party along with her supporters and joined the National People’s Party (NPP), saying she was denied a ticket which was assured to her. The BJP, which is hoping to expand its footprint in the Northeast, is contesting all the 60 Assembly seats in the February 27 elections. The NPP, an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Manipur, is contesting the polls separately. Ms. Violet, who is also an elected member of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council from Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills, joined the NPP along with the district president of the BJP, Balios Swer, and leaders from 42 booth committees in the district.She is likely to be given ticket from Khliehriat. “I have joined the NPP after I was denied the BJP ticket which was assured to me,” she told reporters. The State BJP president was not available for comments.last_img read more

4-member BJP panel to look into Bengal violence

first_imgIn the wake of violence during Ram Navami processions in West Bengal, BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday constituted a four-member committee comprising senior party leaders, who would visit the state and submit a report to him in this regard.Mr. Shah condemned the violence in Asansol in West Bengal and said “such incidents are unfortunate and painful”, the saffron party said in a statement. The four-member committee the BJP chief formed comprises the party’s national vice-president Om Mathur, spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain and two MPs — Roopa Ganguly and B.D. Ram.The committee members will visit the state and submit a report to Mr. Shah, the statement said. Earlier, the BJP had hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the incidents of violence in the state and accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo of doing politics while the state was burning.A clash had broken out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession at Raniganj, near Asansol, on Monday. One person was allegedly hacked to death while a deputy commissioner of police had lost a hand after being hit by a bomb.last_img read more

No ration to 20 Odisha families for defecating in open

first_imgOver 20 families in Ganjam district have not been given ration supply after a Panchayat body decided to stop the benefits from reaching people who were found defecating in open. According to a decision taken at a Panchayat meeting on October 20, the distribution of ration under the public distribution system (PDS) was stopped to over 20 families in last 11 days, Sushant Swain, the sarpanch of Goutami panchayat in Sanakhemundi block, said. However, Ganjam district collector Vijay Amruta Kunage said, the benefits under National Food Security Act (NFSA) and State Food Security Act (SFSA) to any person should not be curtailed. If anyone was found defecating in open, particularly on roadside, the Panchayat body will instruct the dealer concerned to stop giving ration to such people for a month, Mr. Swain said. The move is aimed at making people aware of the need to use toilets, he said. Around 300 women, all members of a self-help group (SHG), patrol the open spaces in the panchayat from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to keep vigil on the violators, the Sarpanch said.“If they find anyone defecating in the open, they inform the panchayat. The women do the work voluntarily,” he said. Initially several villagers had opposed the decision of the panchayat but the number of people defecating in the open was now gradually reducing, he claimed. Those who do not have toilets in their houses have been asked to build toilets in the next two months under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Mr. Swain said. Goutami Panchayat has around 2,000 households with a population of 4,563. Of these, Of these, 180 families do not have toilets in their houses at present, the sarpanch said. However, some of them have initiated steps for construction of toilets, he said.“We will discuss the matter with the block office and ensure that all beneficiaries get ration,” said the collector.Peasant leader Bhala Chandra Sarangi said, “Right to Food is the constitutional right of a person, a panchayat cant deny this right to people. There are other methods to create awareness among the people to stop open defecation.” India was declared open defecation-free on October 2.last_img read more

Nokia 8, Nokia 9 video teaser leaks, shows dual camera, LED flash and more

first_imgAfter making the Nokia 3310 (2017) official for the customers to try their hands on, looks like Nokia is now working really hard on its next flagships — Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. Both the devices have been subjected to several leaks, which revealed a lot about these flagship phones. Now, a new video teaser of the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 comes into the limelight, which also notes a lot about the devices, key one being the coming of dual cameras.Evan Blass, a popular tipster, whose predictions are usually accurate on Tuesday shared a post which reads, “Two unannounced, high-end Nokia phones make brief video debut.” In the post, he also attached an image render which shows four phones, from both rear and front panel. Well, out of the four devices, two are tipped to be Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. While the other two devices remain unnamed.Also Read: Nokia 3310 launched in India at Rs 3310, available from May 18To recall, several rumours making rounds the web suggested that apart from launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 next month, HMD Global is working on four new Android phones, which will fall under the high-end category of smartphones. Out of the four, two are almost confirmed to be Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. On the other hand, no one knows about the other two anonymous phones.Going back to Nokia 8 and Nokia 9. The new video that leaks online on Tuesday shows that the smartphones will come with dual camera at the rear panel. Not only that, the image attached with the post that Blass shared on Twitter shows the coming of the devices in various colour ranges as well, with the Nokia branding attached right below the rear camera set up. The video doesn’t reveal any further details about the flagship devices.advertisementTwo unannounced, high-end Nokia phones make brief video debut Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 16, 2017Previous leaks suggest that the upcoming Nokia 9 will be priced around Rs 44,999. However, we aren’t quite sure about the authenticity of the pricing that has come from one of the many leaksters in the industry. Furthermore, in terms of the specifications, Nokia 9 will come with features such as an Iris Scanner and Carl Zeiss cameras.Also Read: Nokia 3310 may not be a smartphone but for Rs 3310 it is one hell of a phoneNokia 9 is also expected to come with a Quad HD 5.5-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 GPU, a massive 6GB of RAM, a 3,800mAh battery with QuickCharge 4 support, 64/128GB of internal storage and Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. On the camera front, the flagship phone is tipped to come with a 22MP dual lens Carl Zeiss rear camera paired with a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies. For now, this information should be taken with a pinch of salt until Nokia 9 is officially released by HMD Global.Moving to Nokia 8, the smartphone have been subjected to several leaks earlier. Earlier rumours suggested that the smartphone was expected to come in two variants. Out of which, one will be a cheaper version, while the second one is going to a premium model. According to rumours, the low-end variant of the Nokia 8 is going to sport a 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED display, on the other hand, the top-end model of the Nokia 8 will sport a 5.5-inch display.Nokia 8 is also expected to come with Google’s Daydream VR platform support.Furthermore, the smartphone will be equipped with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. While, on the storage front, the smaller variant of the handset will come with 128GB of internal storage, while the top-end version of Nokia 8 will be equipped with 256GB of internal storage. On the pricing front, the 5.2-inch variant of the Nokia 8 will be priced around 4,000 Yuan (roughly Rs 37,220). On the other hand, the 5.5-inch model will cost 4,500 Yuan (roughly 41,873).last_img read more

No A-Roid, Yanks Beat Bucs, 2-1

first_imgBRADENTON, Fla.— Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings March 5 in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Rogers gave up just a double by Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and also struck out one. If he makes the team, Rogers could be used as a long reliever and spot starter.First baseman Garrett Jones had two hits, including an RBI double in the fifth inning. Tyler Austin put the Yankees ahead with a towering solo home run in the eighth inning.Left-hander Francisco Liriano and right-hander Charlie Morton each tossed two scoreless innings for the Pirates.Liriano, the Pirates’ likely opening-day starter, gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two. Morton, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out one.Alex Rodriguez did not make the trip with the Yankees.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Isabellenhütte: direct current meter for fast charging stations

first_img Continue Reading Previous Beckhoff: PC-based control optimises logistics applicationsNext HCC: SafeTCPIP off-the-shelf network stack for integration with automotive systems Electric car owners will benefit from IEM-DCC, an innovative direct current meter for fast charging stations, in the future when fast charging their cars. It allows for the charging process to be billed by the kilowatt hour. Isabellenhütte, technology leader in the field of shunt-based current and voltage measurement, and innogy, one of the leading German energy companies and specialist in electromobility infrastructure, developed the module together.The development partnership has a legal background: Direct current measurement devices that comply with calibration law are required in fast charging stations for electric vehicles starting April 1, 2019. The problem: There have previously been no suitable models for this purpose. Customers can currently only be billed for their charging process down to the kilowatt hour at AC charging stations. In other words, they only pay for what they have actually used. This has currently not been possible at fast charging stations. Instead, drivers pay a uniform fixed price per charging process in the interim.With the new IEM-DCC, which is currently in the type examination procedure of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt [national metrology institute of Germany], Isabellenhütte and innogy have responded to the legal requirement and developed a non-exclusive direct current meter that complies with calibration law. It is based on a highly-accurate shunt-based current sensor from Isabellenhütte, which is integrated into the procedure for kilowatt hour-exact billing, which is patented by innogy (used at innogy AC charging stations since 2014). The concept of the IEM-DCC includes current and voltage measurement in an extremely compact and mechanically tamper-proof housing, which is smaller than a standard household meter. So even in the smallest of spaces, current measurements up to 500 A, voltage measurements up to 1,000 V and a four-wire measurement for the compensation of charging cable losses are possible. In order to make the communication from the meter to the back-end system tamper-proof too, Isabellenhütte relies on the extended EDL 40++ from innogy, which takes into account methods for signing the meter values and methods for time synchronization for the meter. The signing of the meter values in particular is crucial for publicly accessible charging points for a number of different customers in order to ensure safe communication that complies with calibration law.Isabellenhütte is currently expecting the type examination certificate to be completed in the first half of 2019. Module-F tested and series produced IEM-DCC are to be expected in the third quarter.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

England should consider Pacific Islands tour, says coach Scott Wisemantel

first_imgWhen England’s attack coach, Scott Wisemantel, discusses the state of Pacific Island rugby it pays to listen. When he urges the Rugby Football Union to arrange tours to Tonga, Samoa and Fiji – “I don’t think that just because it’s England you can think you’re above everyone else” – and to share with them their autumn gate receipts it is worth listening to.For Wisemantel has first-hand experience of working in the South Seas, for the past two years coaching at the Pacific Islands combine – an initiative to develop young players from the three countries, placing them with professional clubs abroad but crucially ensuring they are not poached by tier-one nations. Support The Guardian England in action against Samoa against Twickenham. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters The scheme is part of World Rugby’s £20m investment in Pacific rugby over the last four years but it is open to question whether that is enough.How can it be when more than a fifth of all professional players, and an estimated 15% of those taking part at the World Cup, can claim Pacific Island heritage that it would be a considerable shock if Fiji, Samoa or Tonga reached the quarter-finals? Tonga, England’s opening World Cup opponents on Sunday, were recently beaten 92-7 by New Zealand and there is growing concern that Pacific Island players are being put under increased pressure by their professional clubs to make themselves unavailable for Test rugby.The combine initiative at least attempts to address that by ensuring players are “captured” by their countries before moving abroad but progress is slow. Should we really be surprised when the Pacific Islands threaten to boycott the World Cup amid suggestions of a proposal to shut them out of World Rugby’s Nations Championship plans?There is still no Super Rugby franchise based in Fiji, though Wisemantel questions the wisdom of that proposal, while Samoa’s Test against England in 2017 laid bare the financial inequality.Samoa earned around £650 per player, England £22,000, and while the RFU made a goodwill donation of £75,000, a percentage of the millions recouped from Twickenham would have made more of a difference. Rugby World Cup Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Lost in translation? World Cup has arrived in Japan but don’t tell everybody Rugby World Cup 2019: Fiji team guide Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest Topics Reuse this content Tonga rugby union team Twitter Rugby World Cup 2019center_img Facebook England rugby union team Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook New Zealand played their first Test in Samoa in the buildup to the 2015 World Cup while Tonga have hosted Ireland in 2003 and Wales were due to visit two years ago, only for stadium concerns to force a move to Auckland. England however, have not been to the Pacific Islands since the dawn of professionalism.“They do need that competition,” said Wisemantel. “They need to play consistently against the best. The problem is the revenue, whether financially it can be done, that’s the biggest issue. Potentially a solution is that in the November window, the Pacific nations get to play one of the big dogs at one of the big stadiums and they get a piece of the pie.“There’s no reason you couldn’t go there. Other teams have been there. I don’t think that just because it’s England you can think you’re above everyone else. There’s no reason you can’t go there, if you tack on a game against Australia or New Zealand, then you make it viable as a tour. But it’s a long way to go.” Rugby union news Fiji rugby union team Pinterest Samoa rugby union team … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Wisemantel is not holding his breath, however. “I’d like to see it happen but will it happen? I don’t think so. It’s important to keep building the base for them. Yes, I want to win [on Sunday] and we’d like to win well, but at the same time, I want it to be a contest. Eddie has given a really good overview of the motivations of the Island teams, which is the pride of a small nation doing well. And the second one is the ability to get a contract. He has also spoken about the importance of family, extended family in the village.”On Sunday Wisemantel fully expects James Faiva, a fly-half who was part of this year’s combine and subsequently earned a move to Europe, to be part of Tonga’s squad.Wisemantel’s role is to spend a week overseeing what is in effect a trial for players who have been purposely “captured” by either Samoa, Fiji or Tonga, then set about finding them clubs in nations such as New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Japan, or even France and Spain.“It gives you an appreciation of why they play and what they play for,” added Wisemantel. “You’ve got hit shells, balls, cones, all the testing equipment to do their strength and conditioning testing, but outside that it’s bibs, maybe a few agility poles. That’s it, it’s very raw but from a personal point of view it’s deeply rewarding. You see a guy come in at the start of the week from a village and then at the end of the week he’s off to play professional rugby to get paid. It’s brilliant.” Read more Share via Email Read morelast_img read more

Water Study Funding Announced

first_imgThe Nova Scotia government has approved grants to 15municipalities to help them provide safe drinking water to theirresidents, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations MinisterBarry Barnet announced today, Jan. 28. “Investing in essential infrastructure, such as water systems, isvital to the health of Nova Scotians and for economic growth inour communities,” Mr. Barnet said. “Safe drinking water is oftentaken for granted in Nova Scotia, but the fact is we must makethese investments to protect our water supply. We are workingwith municipalities to ensure that the water that comes out ofthe tap in Nova Scotia homes is as safe as any on earth.” The latest grants, totaling more than $150,000, are part of theDrinking Water Strategy in which the province committed to helpmunicipalities assess their water systems. The grants wereapproved throughout 2003-04 and will be used to help themunicipalities identify areas where their water systems needimprovement. Funding for water utilities in the followingmunicipalities was announced today:Cape Breton Regional Municipality — $43,388Inverness –$15,000Colchester — $15,000 (Tatamagouche)West Hants — $11,000 (Falmouth $6,000; Three Mile Plains $5,000)Shubenacadie — $13,320East Hants — $13,320Yarmouth (town) — $6,400Windsor — $6,231Truro — $5,665Oxford — $5,145Shelburne — $5,110Cumberland — $5,000 (Biggs Drive subdivision)Mulgrave — $4,612Annapolis Royal — $4,240St. Marys — $2,990 (Sherbrooke) The grants represent one-third of the estimated costs ofpreparing the assessment reports. So far, more than $250,000 hasbeen committed to municipalities under this program. More than$100,000 worth of approvals were announced in April 2003. Theminister said further announcements will be made as municipalfunding applications are approved.last_img read more

Unemployed Nova Scotians to Get More Support to Pursue Studies

first_imgUnemployed Nova Scotians returning to the classroom to upgrade their skills will get more support this fall. Government is increasing support for living expenses, child care and dependent care for eligible participants of the Skills Development program for the 2016/17 school year. The program, provided through federal labour market funding, offers financial support to people who need additional skills to find long-term, meaningful employment. Specific changes are: “We know it’s difficult for people to balance work, family and household expenses with post-secondary education,” said Kelly Regan, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “These changes will help even more Nova Scotians get the skills and training they need to create a better future for themselves and their families.” Changes to the program, which take effect Sept. 1, will help make post-secondary study more accessible to more Nova Scotians. “I have two young kids so going back to school was difficult, but I also knew it was time for a change and time for me to find a job that would allow me to support my family,” said Kevin MacPherson, past Skills Development participant and recent Nova Scotia Community College graduate. “This program definitely made it easier for me to manage my commitments and my studies. Changes will only help to make things even easier for others and hopefully help more people get the education and job they need.” These changes support other efforts underway to help Nova Scotians connect with jobs, including changes to the province’s employment services system and the expansion of the Graduate to Opportunity program. They also help to provide businesses with a more qualified, skilled and ready to work labour pool to recruit and hire from. To find out more about the Skills Development program go to . $300 per week in living allowance for single clients, up from $200 $400 per week in living allowance for clients with dependents, up from $350 $100 per week, per child or dependent, for care, up from $100 per week per family last_img read more

Jazzablanca Is Back in Full Swing

Casablanca – Jazzablanca presents its tenth annual festival this month in Casablanca, featuring the innovative sounds of six international performers from around the world.The six day festival runs from April 18-23. American guitarist, song-writer, compositor and singer Raul Midon takes stage on April 18, performing a mix of genres including soul, jazz, blues, R&B and Latino music. He has four albums under his belt: “Gracias a la vida” released in 1999, “State of Mind” in 2005, “A World within a World” in 2007 and “Pick Somebody Up” in 2009. Throughout his carrier, he has worked with eminent musicians and singers like Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and José Feliciano.British singer, song-writer and guitarist Charlie Winston performs on April 19. He has fascinated French fans with his “rakish Anglo troubadour look – acoustic guitar, jaunty hat, weather beaten voice – along with a streak of Gallic seen-it-all.” His Album “Hibo” released in 2009 ranked first in the French charts. He comes from a musical family: his parents are Jeff and Julie Gleave and his brother is Tom Baxter.Anouar Brahem will be playing oud on April 20. His twenty-year career is marked by innovation, fusing jazz, folk music and classical genres from the oriental and Mediterranean repertoires. He started recording in 1991 after he became famous in his native country, Tunisia. He released nine albums including “Conte de L’Incroyable Amour” (1991), “Le Pas Du Chat Noir” (2001) and “the Astounding Eyes Of Rita” (2009), to name a few. Anouar Brahem has also received a number of national and international awards.Grammy nominee, Candy Dulfer, is a Dutch smooth jazz and funk alto saxophonist who began playing at the age of seven. Her fourth album “For the love of you” (1997) was a major hit and remained in the Billboard charts for over forty weeks. She has played with many artists such as Lionel Richie and has performed all over the world from a young age. Dulfer will be performing on the Casa-Anfa stage on April 21, and bringing a feminine vibe to the festival — she is the only female performer participating.Afrobeat lovers will meet with the co-creator with Fela Kuti of the hugely popular and influential Afrobeat style on April 22, Tony Allen. Allen is one of the African continent’s most important artists. He has inspired generations of musicians worldwide and is a legendary figure amongst fans of funk, jazz, hip hop and African music. This self-taught kit drummer’s melodies are imbued with internal youth. During his 45-year career, he has worked with famous names like U2, Damon Albarn, and Gorillaz and Blu.The closing concert will be performed by Keziah Jones. The king of blufunk – a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms, Jones is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist, heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Fela Kuti. He gained popularity in England and France with singles like “Rhythm Is Love” and “Beautiful Emile.”Since its first festival in 2006, Jazzablanca has become a key event for jazz music lovers around the world. Featuring varied and rich programming, more than 400 musicians have performed in the festival since its inception. read more

Brock ServiceLearning Brown Bag Lunch set for Feb 13

Department of Teacher Education Prof. Debra McLauchlan will share her experiences at the Brock Service-Learning Brown Bag Lunch Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12 noon.The next Brock Service-Learning Brown Bag Lunch is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12 noon in TH 253.Department of Teacher Education Prof. Debra McLauchlan will share her experiences with EDUC 8P73 Intermediate/Senior Drama, where students actively engage with the professional theatre education staff of theatre companies in Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto to build partnerships. read more

Total elimination of nuclear weapons No 1 disarmament priority Annan

“Innocent people throughout the world are still threatened by weapons of mass destruction,” Mr. Annan writes in the first chapter of the yearbook, published by the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs. “They face additional threats from major conventional weapons, as well as from the destabilizing accumulation and illicit sale of small arms and light weapons, and the continued production and use of landmines.“Of all these challenges, however, the total elimination of nuclear weapons must remain the top priority,” he says.Focusing on the actions and reactions of the world community to a wide range of disarmament issues, the book surveys developments within the UN, as well as bilateral, plurilateral and regional developments.It includes steps taken by member states and the UN to address the threat of the possible use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist groups against the backdrop of the 11 September terrorist attacks in 2001 against the United States, and efforts made to strengthen multilateral disarmament legal norms with regard to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.Other sections include progress made by member states and the UN in implementing the programme of action on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons to combat the proliferation of such weapons as well as progress made in eradicating and reducing anti-personnel landmines.Now in its 27th edition, the yearbook is designed as a handy reference tool for diplomats, researchers, educators and the interested public. read more

BC Hydro CEO says Site C dam will be built marks a

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BC Hydro CEO says Site C dam will be built, marks a ‘new era’ for utility VANCOUVER – The head of BC Hydro is promising the contentious Site C hydroelectric dam will be built, despite overwhelming opposition and court challenges to the $8.8-billion project.Jessica McDonald told a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon that the dam in northeastern British Columbia is the “most-studied” project in the company’s history.“We’ve researched and consulted over a period of almost eight years. It’s been evaluated against every other option. It’s the clear winner to provide affordable, reliable power,” she told the crowd.Construction on the project is set to start this summer on the Peace River, where it will flood agricultural land, First Nations spiritual, burial and archeological sites and destroy hunting and fishing areas.Environmental groups, ranchers and First Nations have vowed to fight Site C, with some First Nations taking their opposition to the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review.McDonald said after the speech that she is done selling Site C.“We’re moving forward now into implementation,” the CEO told reporters. “(We’re) really looking forward to having continued conversations about this project, but we’re really, at this stage, past the decision point with the final investment decision being made by government.”The province approved the project in December. Now, BC Hydro is waiting for the government to finish its permitting process while it uses the time to carry on discussions with local residents and First Nations, McDonald said.She shrugged off questions about a contingency plan if Site C is delayed or struck down in the courts.“Our plan is to build Site C, and as I said before we’re moving forward with implementation.”During her speech, McDonald said the utility is facing several challenges, including aging infrastructure built in the 1960s and ’70s, and electricity demands that are expected to rise by 40 per cent over the next two decades.“It’s a new era for BC Hydro,” she said about the scale of the Site C project. “It’s like adding a company to the company.”BC Hydro’s capital spending will increase to $2.4 billion a year from $1.7 billion annually over the next eight or nine years as the dam is constructed, McDonald said.Site C is expected to meet just 22 per cent of upcoming energy demand. McDonald said the remaining three quarters of demand would be met largely through conservation — by convincing consumers to use less electricity and through new technology such as smart meters.As for the Bank of Canada cutting its key interest rate to 0.75 per cent on Wednesday, McDonald said that’s good news for her company’s capital plan.“The longer that we see interest rates carrying on low, that’s very good for us and very good for our budgeting.”— With files from Dirk Meissner by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 21, 2015 3:38 pm MDT read more

Minex forum in Moscow in October

first_imgThe 4th annual Mining and Exploration Business Forum MINEX 2008 will take place October 1-3 2008, at the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya hotel in Moscow, Russia. The Minex Forum (October 1 and 2) will feature over 60 plenary and technical presentations on Russian mining and exploration economics, finance, investment, regulation and management issues. There will also be the new MINEX Business Podiums offering mining companies and mining vendors 20 minute presentation opportunities to showcase their projects, services and products.The “From Mine to Markets” mining show runs concurrently with the above events. On October 2 the Russian Mining Excellence Award Dinner will be staged. On October 3, there are the Minex Master classes, designed for mining engineers, geologists and financial managers. read more

The Evening Fix now with added ways to test if your smile

first_img(Video: Conor Morrissey/YouTube) (Video: metpoliceservice/YouTube)THINGS WE SHAREDSo with the news that both Oxegen AND Electric Picnic will happen this summer, take the test to figure out which of the 17 types of Irish festival-goer you are.It’s Friday so it’s time to kick back. Here’s 30 things that will test if your smile still works or not. If you don’t smile at the strange cat in the sink then you’re officially a robot.It can be tough when your dreams are cruelly shattered. Here’s a young Irish seminarian (ahem) learning a harsh life lesson after he is left out of the officially Vatican calendar of hot priests: Police officers walk near a crime scene in Watertown, Massachusetts as the search continues for one of the suspects believed to have been involved in the Boston Marathon attack. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNED#SAVITA: “It is horrendous, it is barbaric and inhumane the say Savita was treated in that hospital” – Praveen Halappanavar has said he will continue in his pursuit of the truth as to how and why his wife died after the jury at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar returned a unanimous verdict of medical misadventure.#BOSTON: A massive manhunt is underway for the second suspect believed to be behind the attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, after the first was killed by police in a gun battle. Police say 19-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev is armed and dangerous, and the city of Boston is in lockdown as the search continues.#INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Three large teacher unions are to ballot for industrial action in the wake of the rejection of the extension to the Croke Park pay deal earlier this week. The ASTI, TUI and INTO have all said they will consider strike action if the government legislates for unilateral pay cuts.#NAMA: The companies behind the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Point Village complex have been placed into receivership after NAMA took control of a number of businesses originally controlled by businessman Harry Crosbie.#COURTS: One-time Fianna Fáil TD Ivor Callely has appeared in court in Dublin charged with six counts of presenting fraudulent receipts to claim expenses.#GIG GOING: Organisers have confirmed that the Electric Picnic music festival WILL be going ahead from 30 August to 1 September, putting an end to speculation over whether it would happen this year. The line-up will be announced next Thursday while tickets will go on sale the following Saturday.THINGS WE LOVEDSunset at Ros a’ Mhíl in Galway this evening taken by reader John McCormack. Thanks John! (If you have a pic you want to send us, get in touch: BBC has this striking story about a village which falls between two countries – meaning it has been left in a strange limbo, with no police, bank or doctor.Police in London have made this video of their so-called Puppy Academy, where a litter of seven-week-old Germany Shepherd pups are trained to locate suspects, missing people and property, and serve up wuff justice (sorry).last_img read more

Olive trees rescue plan

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thirty five cultural and environmental groups have combined with the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Crete to save olive trees in Crete, which are hundreds and thousands of years old.Centuries-old psilolies olive trees grown in the region constitute proof that extra virgin olive oil was produced there hundreds and probably thousands of years ago.The project aims to document, conserve and protect the heritage olive trees which are spread throughout the rural areas of Crete as they are coming under threat from public works and construction.It will focus on recording the location of the heritage olive trees and their ages in order to produce a map of Crete, which documents the locations where the heritage trees can be found.Furthermore, the groups are hoping to prepare a documentary translated into different languages to be ready by the summer of 2010.last_img read more

Barack Obama lance ses sept mercenaires pour la défense de la vie

first_imgBarack Obama lance ses sept mercenaires pour la défense de la vie privée en ligneLa Maison Blanche a émis la proposition jeudi d’établir une “déclaration des droits” pour protéger la vie privée des internautes. Les sept protections évoquées permettraient un rééquilibrage des pouvoirs entre les gouvernements, les particuliers et les géants de l’internet, comme Facebook et Google. Évidemment, les lois américaines, dont la plupart datent du 18ème siècle, n’avaient jamais été prévues pour une chose aussi invraisemblable que l’internet. Et l’instantanéité et l’étendue du réseau rendent difficile pour les pouvoirs publics la lutte contre les abus et les fraudes. Les sept mesures évoquées suggèrent par exemple que les consommateurs devraient pouvoir contrôler le type de données collectées. Les entreprises devraient être transparentes sur l’usage qu’elles en font et respecter le contexte dans lequel elles ont été publiées – et demander l’autorisation de l’utilisateur si elles souhaitent utiliser leurs informations pour un usage non prévu initialement.Pour l’instant, la proposition de Barack Obama n’oblige à rien, mais c’est un premier pas officiel vers plus de réglementation. Cette déclaration de droits s’inscrirait dans un ensemble de mesures plus large, visant à donner aux Américains un contrôle accru de leurs données personnelles sur la toile. Le président a expliqué “qu’à mesure qu’évolue Internet, la confiance du consommateur est essentielle pour la poursuite de la croissance de l’économie numérique. C’est pour cette raison qu’une déclaration des droits de la vie privée sur Internet est aussi importante”.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois ces règles ne concernent que les États-Unis, car l’Europe a déjà été beaucoup plus attentive à ces problèmes. Ces suggestions sont très en retrait par rapport à la législation européenne. Le projet de révision de la directive européenne sur la vie privée, qui sera débattue dans les prochaines semaines, prévoit des limites nettement plus contraignantes pour les entreprises. Notamment l’obligation de supprimer, sur simple demande d’un utilisateur, des informations le concernant. Et là, Washington n’est pas aussi enthousiaste. Comme l’a dit Obama, son but est de soutenir l’économie américaine, et l’immense proportion d’entreprises américaines sur internet souffrirait beaucoup d’un tel durcissement européen.Le 25 février 2012 à 20:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Witsel praises Pulisic and Sancho

first_imgThe Borussia Dortmund midfielder says his teammates have the potential to become two of the best wingers in the worldBorussia Dortmund is currently enjoying a good run in the German Bundesliga, thanks to seven wins and three draws.Dortmund is the only team that has yet to be defeated in the tournament.And for midfielder Axel Witsel, his teammates Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho can become two of the world’s best.“We have a lot of new players and the way we are playing right now, usually it takes more time,” he told ESPN.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“I cannot explain why we are doing really well and this is good for us, and we will, of course, do our best to keep going like this.”“The coach, the message he gives to us, everybody listens to him, and this is important. The way we play now on the pitch is because of the players but also the message the coach gives every day in training,” he added.“[Pulisic and Sancho are] young but really talented.”2If they keep going like this, they can be — I will not say the best winger — but they can become one of, because they’re really talented, but they need to keep working hard, and I hope we will keep them for a few years,” he explained.last_img read more