Adobe After Effects CS5.5, CS6, CCAdobe Premiere Pro CS6, CCApple FCPXApple Motion 5How do I sign up?You can sign up for Red Giant Universe at http://redgiant.com/universe. As of right now you can only sign up for the free version. Red Giant stated that premium memberships will be available in the next few weeks.What are your initial reactions of Red Giant Universe?Share in the comments! Red Giant is launching Universe, a new community for VFX and video editing plug-ins.Today Red Giant Software, creators of popular video editing and visual effects software, have officially announced their latest endeavor, Red Giant Universe…What is Red Giant Universe? Universe is a community that gives members access to powerful free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design, including a collection over 50 new plug-ins for use in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and Apple Motion.Through Universe, Red Giant is pledging to create and develop new plug-ins based on community voting and user feedback. They’ll also be updating their existing products to work in the Universe, including Knoll Light Factory EZ, Retrograde and Toonit.The Universe works on both Mac and Windows machines and allegedly runs much faster because it uses the computers GPU. They even boast that some effects and transitions will work in near real-time.A Few of the effects offered in Red Giant Universe.Red Giant is also announcing the creation of their newest effect editor, Supernova. With Supernova users who are interested in creating new plug-ins for After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut X or Motion can use Red Giant’s library of effects.A Screenshot of Red Giant SupernovaSo, how much does it cost?Red Giant has two different levels of access to the Universe, Free and Premium. Free membership gives users access to 31 free plug-ins, 22 effects and 9 transitions.Premium members will be able to access 19 more exclusive plug-ins, 12 effects and 7 transitions. Premium membership can be purchased through a $10 monthly subscription, a $99 yearly subscription, or a $399 lifetime subscription. As a premium member you will also get access to private beta tests for new tools and have access to some existing Red Giant plug-ins.What are the OS requirements?Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.0 and laterWindows 7 with Service Pack 1Windows 8 and 8.1What programs work with Red Giant Universe?
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA—This time, U.S. Mars scientists not only want rocks made with water but also rocks born in fire.At a 3-day workshop that ended here today, planetary scientists advocated for igneous rock–bearing landing sites as high-priority targets for NASA’s next Mars rover mission, scheduled to launch in 2020. The $1.5 billion rover, a near-copy of the Curiosity rover, will collect about 30 samples of rock and soil for eventual return to Earth.Researchers at the Mars 2020 landing site workshop stressed that their site rankings are preliminary and that other sites are still being considered. But the choices, and the discussions that led up to them, shed light on the qualities scientists are looking for in a landing site. Topping the list: diversity. The scientists want lots of different kinds of rocks—especially volcanic ones that hold clues to Mars’s geologic history. “The samples are going to be a legacy and are going to take on a life of their own,” says John Grant, a planetary scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and co-chair of the landing site steering committee. “This has the opportunity to become much larger than this single mission.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Of course, the search for preserved martian life from the past is still of paramount importance. Researchers spent much of the workshop discussing which watery environments would have offered the best chance to preserve biosignatures from nearly 4 billion years ago, a period in which Mars is thought to have been wetter, warmer, and more hospitable for life than it is today. But the nearly 100 planetary scientists on hand were also aware that this mission could end up as the first step in the long-sought Mars Sample Return suite of missions—and that the 2020 rover would have to gather a diverse collection of samples to justify the risk and expense of getting them home. Volcanic rocks are key, because scientists on Earth could subject them to radioisotope dating techniques to pin down a chronology for the surface of Mars. Moreover, the chemistry of these rocks would offer a glimpse into the martian mantle and the planet’s early evolution.At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees voted informally on the nearly 30 candidate sites that researchers had presented — ranking the sites as being of high, medium, or low scientific interest. Floating to the top was a site called Northeast Syrtis Major, a terrain at the edge of the Isidis Basin, the remnant of one of Mars’s biggest and most ancient asteroid impacts. Jack Mustard, a planetary scientist at Brown University and an advocate for the site, says material from the impact could offer a precise date for that event. Scientists also want a piece of nearby lava flows, thought to have oozed out and cooled several hundred years later.The biopreservation potential of the Syrtis Major site is also intriguing. Orbiting satellites have already detected the signatures of carbonate, olivine, and serpentine minerals, which indicate that at one time the area hosted hydrogen-producing reactions that could have provided an energy source for microbes. In that case, the rocks, “could entomb biosignatures,” Mustard says. Mineralized fracture zones at Syrtis Major suggest that the region was at one time a hydrothermal system, with hot, fluid-filled fractures. Hydrothermal sites on Earth harbor ecosystems with extremophilic microbes.Coming just after Syrtis Major in the informal vote were two nearby sites associated with Nili Fossae, a deep scar in the surface of Mars produced by the Isidis impact. Grant says more sites will be considered in the coming year and that no candidates will be voted “off the island” until a second workshop sometime in 2015.
DefinitionSchool-age child development describes the expected physical, emotional, and mental abilities of children ages 6 – 12.InformationPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTSchool-age children usually have smooth and strong motor skills. However, their coordination (especially eye-hand), endurance, balance, and physical abilities vary.Fine motor skills may also vary widely. These skills can affect a childs ability to write neatly, dress appropriately, and perform certain chores, such as making beds or doing dishes.There will be big differences in height, weight, and build among children of this age range. It is important to remember that genetic background, as well as nutrition and exercise, may affect a childs growth.A sense of body image begins developing around age 6. Sedentary habits in school-aged children are linked to a risk of obesity and heart disease in adults. Children in this age group should get1 hour of physical activity per day.There can also be a big difference in the age at which children begin to develop secondary sexual characteristics. For girls, secondary sex characteristics include:Breast developmentUnderarm and pubic hair growthFor boys, they include:Growth of underarm, chest, and pubic hairGrowth of testicles and penisSCHOOLBy age 5, most children are ready to start learning in a school setting. The first few years focus on learning the fundamentals.In 3rd grade, the focus becomes more complex. Reading becomes more about the content than identifying letters and words.An ability to pay attention is important for success both at school and at home. A 6-year-old should be able to focus on a task for at least 15 minutes. By age 9, a child should be able to focus attention for about an hour.It is important for the child to learn how to deal with failure or frustration without losing self-esteem. There are many causes of school failure including: learning disabilities such a reading disability, stressors such as bulling and mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. If you suspect any of these causes, talk to your child’s teacher or health care provider.advertisementLANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTEarly school-age children should be able to use simple, but complete sentences that average five to seven words. As the child goes through the elementary school years, grammar and pronunciation become normal. Children use more complex sentences as they grow.Language delays may be due to hearing or intelligence problems. In addition, children who are unable to express themselves well may be more likely to have aggressive behavior or temper tantrums.A 6-year-old child normally can follow a series of three commands in a row. By age 10, most children can follow five commands in a row. Children who have a problem in this area may try to cover it up with backtalk or clowning around. They will rarely ask for help because they are afraid of being teased.BEHAVIORFrequent physical complaints (such as sore throats, tummy aches, arm or leg pain) may simply be due to a childs increased body awareness. Although there is often no physical evidence for such complaints, the complaints should be investigated to rule out possible health conditions, and to assure the child that the parent is concerned about his or her well-being.Peer acceptance becomes more important during the school-age years. Children may take part in certain behaviors to be part of “the group.” Talking about these behaviors with your child will allow the child to feel accepted in the group, without crossing the boundaries of the familys behavior standards.Friendships at this age tend to be mainly with members of the same sex. In fact, younger school-age children often talk about members of the opposite sex as being “strange” or “awful.” Children become less negative about the opposite sex as they get closer to adolescence.Lying, cheating, and stealing are all examples of behaviors that school-age children may “try on” as they learn how to negotiate the expectations and rules placed on them by family, friends, school, and society. Parents should deal with these behaviors privately (so that the childs friends dont tease them). Parents should show forgiveness, and punish in a way that is related to the behavior.It is important for the child to learn how to deal with failure or frustration without losing self-esteem.SAFETYSafety is important for school-age children.School-age children are highly active. They need physical activity and peer approval, and want to try more daring and adventurous behaviors.Children should be taught to play sports in appropriate, safe, supervised areas, with proper equipment and rules. Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, and other types of recreational sports equipment should fit the child. They should be used only while following traffic and pedestrian rules, and while using safety equipment such as knee, elbow, wrist pads/braces, and helmets. Sports equipment should not be used at night or in extreme weather conditions.Swimming and water safety lessons may help prevent drowning.Safety instruction regarding matches, lighters, barbecues, stoves, and open fires can prevent major burns.Wearing seat belts is the most important way to prevent major injury or death from a motor vehicle accident.PARENTING TIPSadvertisementIf your childs physical development appears to be outside the norm, talk to your health care provider.If language skills appear to be lagging, request a speech and language evaluation.Keep close communication with teachers, other school employees, and parents of your childs friends so you are aware of possible problems.Encourage children to express themselves openly and talk about concerns without fear of punishment.While encouraging children to participate in a variety of social and physical experiences, be careful not to over-schedule free time. Free play or simple, quiet time is important so the child does not always feel pushed to perform.Children today are exposed, through the media and their peers, to many issues dealing with violence, sexuality, and substance abuse. Discuss these issues openly with your children to share concerns or correct misconceptions. You may need to set limits to ensure children will be exposed to certain issues only when they are ready.Encourage children to participate in constructive activities such as sports, clubs, arts, music, and scouts. Staying inactive at this age increases the risk of lifetime obesity. However, it is important not to over-schedule your child. Try to find a balance between family time, school work, free play, and structured activities.School-age children should participate in family chores such as setting the table and cleaning up.Limit screen time (television and other media) to 2 hours a day.ReferencesFeigelman S. Middle childhood. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 11.Review Date:11/9/2012Reviewed By:Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrens Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
Kipchoge, 1st Human to Run a Marathon in Under 2 Hours, Shortlisted for World Male Athlete of the Year
Nairobi: Kenyan long-distance runner and reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has been shortlisted for the World Male Athlete of the Year award.Kipchoge is among a list of five athletes vying for athletics’ top individual award, given out to the season’s best performer. The award gala will be held in Monaco next week. “The five athletes, who represent four countries from three area associations, have illustrated excellence across nearly all disciplines in 2019,” read a statement released on Monday by World Athletics, according to Xinhua news.Kipchoge will be up against Uganda’s world 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei, pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks (USA), his 200m compatriot Noah Lyles and Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm.Kipchoge’s performance last season saw him not only win the London Marathon, but also write history by becoming the first man to run the 42km distance in under two hours, clocking a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna last month.In the women’s section, Kenya’s world champions Hellen Obiri (5,000m) and Beatrice Chepkoech (3,000m steeplechase) are awaiting confirmation on Tuesday to find out if they have made the final five nominees for the World Female Athlete of the Year award.”The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family cast their votes by email, while fans vote online via our social media platforms. The Council’s vote counted for 50 per cent of the result, while the Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes each counted for 25 per cent of the final result,” the World Athletics said.Voting for the World Male Athlete of the Year closed on November 4. Eliud KipchogemarathonWorld Male Athlete of the Year First Published: November 11, 2019, 11:35 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Mumbai, Mar 4 (PTI) Newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai today added opener Jay Bista to their victorious squad for the five-day Irani Cup game against the Rest of India, commencing at the Brabourne Stadium here on March 6. Bista, who lost his place after a twin failure against Jharkhand in the Ranji quarter final at Mysuru, was made the 16th member of the squad following his double century for the victorious Mumbai under 23 team in the C K Nayudu final against Madhya Pradesh at Indore. Welcoming his addition to the squad, Mumbai Ranji coach Chandrakant Pandit told reporters, “He deserved to get back into the team. He scored a century (in the U 23 tournament) immediately after being left out of the squad and scored a double century in the final.” Also in the squad is pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, who got married here yesterday and has decided to play in the game. Mumbai, who grabbed their 41st Ranji title by defeating Saurashtra in the summit clash last week in Pune, have won the Irani crown for the 15th and last time in 1997-98, a point that was mentioned by Pandit. “Irani Trophy has always been taken seriously. Fifteen times Mumbai have won the title but had not been able to achieve that from 1997-98. Thats what we talked about this morning. “The selectors are going to watch. Whatever they had done throughout the season, this is another opportunity. Anyone doing well here will be in the reckoning or will be playing for India,” said Pandit. Irani Cup squads: Mumbai: Aditya Tare (Capt.), Abhishek Nayar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Akhil Herwadkar, Siddhesh Lad, Sufiyan Shaikh, Nikhil Patil (Jr.), Iqbal Abdullah, Shardul Thakur, Balwinder Singh Sandhu (Jr.), Badre Alam, Bhavin Thakkar, Vishal Dabholkar, Jay Bista. Rest of India: K S Bharat, Faiz Fazal, Karun Nair, Sheldon Jackson, Naman Ojha (Capt.), Stuart Binny, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Nathu Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Barinder Sran, Krishna Das, Sudeep Chatterjee, Ian Dev Singh, Akshay Wakhare. PTI SSR GK BS BSadvertisement
MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Real Madrid’s Belgian forward Eden Hazard runs during the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on November 2, 2019. AFPMADRID — Eden Hazard is beginning to show glimpses of his best form and it cannot come soon enough for Real Madrid.They play at home to Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, when victory would put them within touching distance of qualification from Group A.ADVERTISEMENT “Everyone expects a lot from him and he knows that. But we support him and as the games go by I am sure he is going to be the player we want him to be in this Real Madrid team.”But the international break checked Hazard’s momentum and he missed Madrid’s first match back, a 1-0 loss away at Mallorca, due to the birth of his fourth child.In the three games since, he has appeared in bursts, delivering exhilirating moments like the glorious flick inside against Galatasaray and a run in behind to win the penalty against Leganes.“He sees things that other players cannot see,” Zidane said.Yet there have been disappointments too, not so much glaring errors as a general hesistance, a tendency to choose the safe option or fail to choose at all when in those attacking positions he usually relishes.Hazard’s most impressive showing so far was arguably against Real Betis last weekend, when Madrid failed to score but he had his exuberance back, not to mention the change of pace that at times has appeared worryingly absent.He was darting through gaps rather than turning away from them, taking risks, and unfortunate to see a superb goal ruled out for offside.“Everyone wants to see Eden playing better,” Zidane said last week. “But I see him getting much better every day. He will get there in the end for sure.”Madrid’s goalless draw against Betis shows why Hazard’s crescendo must find its climax, and quickly, if Zidane’s team are to avoid the same problems up front that proved their undoing last season.Despite the best efforts of Benzema in recent months, the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo is still to be filled and although Hazard has never been a prolific scorer, he can contribute and enhance the numbers of others. LATEST STORIES You don’t pass up on Banchero—Victolero ‘A game changing day:’ Gordon releases Senate panel report on ‘ninja cops’ probe PLAY LIST 02:29‘A game changing day:’ Gordon releases Senate panel report on ‘ninja cops’ probe00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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Priority legislation in the 18th Congress But the grand opening fizzled, in part due to events off the pitch, a combination of bad luck and personal circumstances that have spared the 28-year-old harsher critique from fans and journalists alike.On the day before Madrid’s first game of the season away at Celta Vigo, Hazard pulled a muscle in his thigh in training and had to withdraw from the squad.He sat out three matches before making his first start against Paris Saint-Germain, but looked off the pace and it was a night to forget as Madrid were thrashed 3-0.Hazard was left on the bench against Osasuna amid reports he was overweight and then scored his first goal against Granada, a delightful looping finish that promised finally to unleash the Belgian’s best.“We know the quality of player we have and we know he is going to deliver,” said Zinedine Zidane in September.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis View comments Those that know Hazard say he has a relaxed, down-to-earth personality, unfazed by attention and uninterested in the pizazz of modern football. Perhaps it is one of the reasons his move to Madrid was not pushed through sooner.But to succeed, he is likely not only to need that zip again that comes only with full fitness but self-belief, to take ownership of this Madrid side in the same way he once commanded the adoration of Stamford Bridge.Few doubt Hazard will soon rediscover his peak, certainly not Zidane, who insists goals are all he needs. Real Madrid need them too.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!
zoom Diana Containerships Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, yesterday announced that on December 12, 2013 it signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 1996-built vessel “Spinel” (formerly “APL Spinel”) for demolition, with delivery due to the buyers by December 20, 2013, for a sale price of approximately US$9.65 million before commissions.The previous charterers, NOL Liner (Pte) Ltd., have agreed to compensate the owner in full for the early redelivery of the vessel on December 1, 2013, until the minimum agreed redelivery date, January 15, 2014.Upon completion of the aforementioned sale Diana Containerships Inc.’s fleet will consist of 9 container vessels (2 Post-Panamax and 7 Panamax). 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Print Close My location D Containerships, December 17, 2013
Decaying railroad ties and the failure of a safety mechanism to prevent a train derailment are cited in a report by British Columbia’s workers’ safety agency as factors in a crash that killed three people and injured two others.The accident in April 2017 happened on the now-abandoned Western Forest Products rail line at Woss, a community of about 200 residents on Vancouver Island. The railway, known as the Englewood Railway at the time, was the last operating lumber railway in North America.The WorkSafeBC report says 12 rail cars loaded with logs were being moved when 11 of them suddenly began to roll freely with the force of gravity.The failure of a so-called “derail” device to stop the runaway cars caused them to crash into five members of a work crew who were either on a rail backhoe or in a “speeder” vehicle, a self-propelled rail car used to transport workers and equipment from location to location along the line.When the vehicle was hit from behind, the speeder operator instinctively hit the brakes, the report says.“The loaded cars, speeder, tool car and rail backhoe all continued down the track out of control, gaining speed. Continued attempts by the speeder operator to brake had no effect.”When the cars and equipment left the tracks, logs loaded in the cars rolled onto the speeder and backhoe, killing three men and seriously injuring two others. The names of those involved in the crash were redacted from the report.The report says the safety device that was intended to derail free-rolling cars was affixed on decaying ties and when the runaway cars passed by, the “derail” device was easily dislodged.“Besides the deficiencies related to the ties, WorkSafeBC investigators also found that an insufficient number of spikes were used to fasten the failed derail to the ties,” the report says.The rail traffic controller broadcast repeated warnings to anyone who might be on the same track but there was no response from anyone, it says.Western Forest Products Inc., which was not available for comment, was cited with one violation of the Workers Compensation Act for the failure to ensure the health and safety of its workers.B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena, who represents the residents of Woss in her North Island riding, said the accident has been devastating for the community.“It’s made a major change to the whole of the North Island because Western has obviously stopped using the train since the accident and transferred to roads, so everybody’s had their lives changed, but particularly the three families. It’s just been devastating.”The Transportation Safety Board is also investigating the crash.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Technical Safety BC was also investigating the accident.
Rabat – The wali of Western Sahara has slammed the Democracy Now! television program for reporters’ comments on human rights in Western Sahara.A former member of the Polisario Front, Wali Yahdih Bouchaab, lost his temper and asked American journalists working for Democracy Now! to rather focus on human rights violations in the US.Democracy Now! posted an hour-long exclusive broadcast on Western Sahara on Youtube on August 31. Twenty minutes into the feature, the crew of journalists recorded video as they headed into the office of the wali in Laayoune. But on arrival, Bouchaab refused to give the interview, asking them to get authorization. “If you have the authorization, I would be more than glad to provide this interview.”However, the journalist interviewing the official started asking him questions on human rights in Western Sahara in front of a hidden camera.“If I am retired, I can even come to your station in the US and to deliver that interview,” he said, emphasizing that he could not give information if the crew did not have authorization.The footage is believed to be from 2016. However, the video was published just four days ago.Speaking to the wali, the journalist started quoting from a 1995 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on “Morocco’s efforts to block access to MINURSO.”The report, according to the journalist, claimed that Morocco had refused to give answers as to why MINURSO’s staff and observers are “subjected to constant surveillance by Morocco.”The wali commented with a smile: “very exciting.”When the journalist said that what she quoted is from HRW, the governor asked, “Human Rights Watch, is that Bible? Is that Qur’an?”Asked if he disagreed with the report, Bouchaab said, “I disagree completely.”The report claimed that Moroccan authorities “harassment” of HRW prevented the organization of conducting “a thorough investigation of human rights” in the region.Slamming the report, the governor said that the organization say “anything … to “make things exciting.”The journalist continued to ask questions about alleged arrests and a crackdown after demonstrations in the region.“If you are talking about peaceful demonstration, I am with … I appreciate to see people demonstrating and to give their—to provide their opinions.”When the reporter said that people “got injured” during the demonstrations, the wali replied, “You will see who was hurt by those demonstrations. It’s not demonstrations. It’s completely—the anarchy” he said.When asked about human rights in the region, the governor asked the journalist to focus on human rights violations in the US.“Human rights—even in United States, you don’t have them. You have more than one million people living just in the underground in New York, and they are eating rats, and when they are sick they are eaten by the rats,” he said.He also proposed that Democracy Now! should ‘work on it in Guantanamo and everywhere.”King Mohammed VI appointed Bouchaab as the wali of Laayoune in 2014.
Reports indicate that during heavy exchanges of fire, including the use of tank fire in populated areas, a number of Palestinian civilians were injured and at least one was reported killed, according to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.“The Secretary-General calls on all parties to do their utmost to protect civilians and uphold international law,” the spokesperson said. “In addition, Palestinian rocket fire into Israel must stop. Calm must be restored in order to focus all energies on finding a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.” 6 July 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern at the violence reported in Gaza in the context of the recent Israeli incursion and called for a restoration of calm.
26 October 2007An attempt to separate more than 100 young Chadian children from their parents and then take them to France for adoption was an “illegal and totally irresponsible move,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. UNICEF spokesperson Veronique Taveau told journalists in Geneva that the agency and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are now helping to provide relief to the 103 children, who were prevented from flying out of the country by Chadian authorities in the eastern town of Abeche yesterday.Ms. Taveau said UNICEF had distributed high-protein biscuits and toys to the children, while investigations continue in a bid to find the family members of the children, who range in age from one to eight years old.She stressed that what happened had violated international rules, such as The Hague Convention on international adoption and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.When children are separated from their parents and their communities through natural catastrophes or armed conflicts, it should not be assumed that they no longer have a close relative living, she said.Ms. Taveau said the case was not an isolated incident but one that was highly visible because of the size of the group of children.Tracing the families of the children will be extremely difficult, she added, because of the children’s ages and the fact that they have no identifying papers. It was also not clear yet whether some children may originate from Sudan.
There has been speculation, however, that New York may be problematic, because US Securities and Exchange Commission rules would almost certainly require Aramco to divulge information about Saudi oil reserves that the kingdom regards as a matter of national security.London’s main problem would be the weak value of sterling, though the value of the pound could shift by 2019 once the Brexit deal is finalised.The Aramco IPO is part of a larger Saudi strategic plan called Vision2030, aimed at diversifying the country’s economy and reducing its economic dependence on oil and gas.The proceeds of the IPO will be used by the Saudi government’s Public Investment Fund and Mrs May hopes a chunk of that money will be invested in post-Brexit Britain. Theresa May attends a meeting at the Saudi Stock ExchangeCredit:Simon Dawson/Bloomberg The Prime Minister will end her visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday by having a working lunch with King Salman.Mrs May hopes Britain will gain from the Aramco Initial Public Offering (IPO) twice over – by persuading the Saudis to hold it in London, and by encouraging them to invest the proceeds of the share sale in Britain. Theresa May is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company to use the London Stock Exchange for the biggest share flotation in history.Saudi Aramco is expected to be valued at £1.6 trillion when it sells five per cent of its shares on the open market.The flotation will be hugely lucrative to the city that hosts it, when shares worth millions of pounds will change hands.On Tuesday evening, Mrs May held a meeting with the Aramco chairman Khalid Al-Falih, who is also Saudi Arabia’s energy minister.Significantly, she was accompanied by Sir Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, the only British businessman in the room during any of the meetings Mrs May has held in the kingdom. Downing Street said the Prime Minister had “set out the advantages of listing in London”, such as the “depth of expertise” in financial services, accountancy and the law.Sir Xavier also attended a second meeting this morning with executives from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – which will be the beneficiary of the Aramco flotation, which is expected to happen in 2019. New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Toronto are all rivals for the IPO but New York and London are seen as the strongest contenders. During her meeting with representatives of the fund, including its managing director Yasir al-Rumayyan, Mrs May discussed investment opportunities in British science and research projects, education and infrastructure.Aramco is an acronym for Arabian American Oil Company, as the company was founded by Standard Oil (now Chevron) after the US firm was given a concession to explore for oil in the 1930s. In the 1970s the Saudi government began buying up shares in the company until it owned it outright by 1980. It currently has capacity to produce 12 million barrels of oil per day, with rights to at least 260 billion barrels of recoverable oil owned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company is being urged to use the London Stock Exchange for the huge share flotationCredit:TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil just before it broke for Christmas that in the interest of confidentiality, the ISI would not give details of the actual number of applications on a continual basis but would provide quarterly statistics as of this coming year.The ISI was set up under last year’s Personal Insolvency Act and has 80 staff members dealing with applications. It provides for three new debt settlement procedures, and reduces the term of bankruptcy to three years (from 12).The aim of the ISI is to provide more manageable debt settlement arrangements for people – and protect basics like childcare and housing.TheJournal.ie has put together a Q&A guide to how the service works and how it might help you – click here to read.Day One: Insolvency service opens its doors>Explainer: What does the Insolvency Service of Ireland do?> Guide to Reasonable Living ExpensesGuide to the Personal Insolvency ArrangementPersonal Insolvency Practitioners information THE INSOLVENCY SERVICE of Ireland received nearly 10,000 telephone and email requests for information in the first three months of its existence.The service began to accept applications from people trying to be declared insolvent (rather than bankrupt) on 9 September. From then until the end of November, it received 6,510 phone calls and 1,731 emails about its service.The website of the ISI, which published these figures, was visited 107,460 times and its information documents were downloaded 35,183 times. The top three guides that people wanted to download were:
YOU DON’T KNOW Dublin but you can’t find your way from Croke Park to Harcourt Street handy enough. And 19 other signs you’re from the Kingdom:19. Weeshie on Terrace Talk is your regular Monday night listeningYouTube: colly72Is ‘Beyonce’ a band?18. And you reckon you do a passable impression of him or Mícheál Ó MuircheartaighPic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy17. Every time you go to Fitzgerald Stadium, you describe the MacGillycuddy Reeks ‘as majestic’Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanAnd why not?16. You model your fashion sense on Paul GalvinPic: YouTube/RTÉMaybe not. But you’d like to.15. You’re on first nickname terms around Tralee with the Bomber and the StarINPHO/James Crombie14. You got lost in Cork on your first trip to Páirc Uí ChaoimhPic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan13. You had a word in Gaillimh’s ear before the Scotland match in 2000 about looking after Strings and O’GaraPic: INPHO/Patrick BolgerHe has them Cork lads where he wants them12. You practice Tadhg Kennelly’s jig while watching AFLINPHO/Lorraine O’SullivanYeow!11. You claim to have discovered The Gooch as a young fellaPic INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan10. You’re adamant the Irish Open was better when it was sponsored by Carroll’s and was held in KillarneyPic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan9. You reckon Donaghy would be in the NBA if he stuck to shooting hoopsPic: inpho8. You will always argue that Seamus Darby did push Tommy Doyle YouTube: dapos7. When Tyrone and Armagh people boast of the four senior All-Ireland’s they have won between them…Pic: INPHO/James Crombie…you point out that three brothers from Ard an Bhóthair have 15 between them.6. You think this is the greatest piece of skill in GAA historyYouTube: KilkennyFootball5. Actually this is fairly impressive as wellYouTube: KilkennyFootball4. No wait, this is also classYouTube: KilkennyFootball3. You played in the Castleisland basketball blitzNothing spells Stephen’s Day like some hoops2. You know the commentary from Kerry’s Golden Years off by heart.1. You had your picture taken in the Sam Maguire as a babyPic: INPHO/Lorraine O’SullivanWhat have we forgotten and which county is next? Let us know in the comment section below.16 signs you’re a sports fan from Cork
Looking at a bright screen for a long period of time, be it a monitor, tablet, or phone display, can cause your eyes to get tired, dry up, or even induce eye strain. That’s why it’s much nicer to read text from e-paper using an E Ink screen.There’s a number of reasons a typical LCD panel can cause eye strain. They include glare, the difference between the screen brightness and the light available at your location, how far away from the screen your eyes are, the screen refresh, and even an individual’s vision quality.Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) has been working to produce an LCD panel that doesn’t cause eye strain or tiredness, and the company believes it has come up with a solution. At the FPD International 2012 show in Japan SEL introduced a 6-inch version of this LCD panel.The panel stops eye strain by greatly reducing the refresh rate of the screen. Typically this can be 60 times per second for a normal LCD. With a still image, SEL only needs to refresh this new panel once every 5 seconds. The backlight has also been tweaked so as not to produce light that has a wavelength below 420nm–light that is thought to harm your eyes.The end result is a panel that is very easy on your eyes yet still capable of performing like a typical LCD. The refresh rate can be increased depending on what is being viewed, and the resolution is acceptable at 768 x 1024 and 212ppi. That will surely improve with further development, though.If it performs well, the panel could be another blow to dedicated e-readers using E Ink, which currently can’t playback video or display images in color. That is changing with continued development of the technology, but it may come too late if LCD panels can remove the problems of eye strain and tiredness when using them for extended periods of time.More at Tech-On!
The death of America’s first female Muslim judge is now being treated as suspicious Her body was found washed up on the shore near Harlem at around 1:45pm on 12 April. ‘A pioneer’As well as being the first Muslim woman to be elected as a judge in the US, Abdus-Salaam, 65, was also the first black woman to be appointed to the New York’s Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state. Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam, center, receives applause after her confirmation to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals Source: Mike GrollLeading city figures such as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio led tributes to Abdus-Salaam, with others calling her “a pioneer”, with an “unshakeable moral compass”, who will be “missed deeply”.Read: America’s first female Muslim judge found dead on New York riverbank> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 19th 2017, 10:47 PM THE DEATH OF Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam is now being treated as suspicious.The 65-year-old, who was the first Muslim woman to be appointed as a judge in the US, was found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in New York City on 12 April.Police had initially said that no foul play was suspected in the case, but their tone changed this week after the investigation revealed there is no clear indication of suicide or criminality.NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis told New York Post, “We’re looking at it as a suspicious death at this point.We haven’t found any clear indications of criminality, but at this point we can’t say for sure. We’re hoping if anyone could shed any light into the hours before her disappearance, it would help us establish what happened.Police obtained a new video on Tuesday night which shows Abdus-Salaam walking in the direction of the river in her Harlem neighbourhood at about 8pm on 11 April.Her body was found washed up on the shore near Harlem at around 1:45pm the next day. Share Tweet Email The #NYPD is seeking info on the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Anyone with info is asked to call our detectives at the numbers listed. pic.twitter.com/pSXDtuaVTo— NYPD 26th Precinct (@NYPD26Pct) April 18, 2017 Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3348324 By Cliodhna Russell Image: Mike Groll Image: Mike Groll Source: NYPD 26th Precinct/Twitter Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 10:47 PM 46 Comments 31,216 Views
Free Mobile : “la fusée est sur la rampe de lancement”L’arrivée des offres mobiles de Free approche à grands pas. Elle pourrait avoir lieu dans les jours à venir. Tout est fin prêt pour le lancement, s’est félicité sur Twitter Xavier Niel, vice-président et directeur de la stratégie d’Iliad, la maison mère de Free. “La fusée est sur la rampe de lancement” s’est réjouit Xavier Niel sur Twitter. Le moment tant attendu, celui de l’arrivée des offres mobiles de Free, pourrait avoir lieu dans les jours à venir. Tout est en effet fin prêt depuis hier, le 13 décembre, jour où l’Autorité de régulation des télécoms (Arcep) a donné son feu vert à l’ouverture des offres commerciales.À lire aussiRéseau 4G de SFR : tout sur les forfaits, les lancements et les prix”Le taux de couverture 3G atteint par Free Mobile étant supérieur à 25% de la population, la société peut bénéficier dès à présent, conformément aux termes des autorisations délivrées aux opérateurs mobiles 3G, de l’itinérance sur le réseau d’un opérateur mobile tiers, afin de pouvoir fournir ses services mobiles sur l’ensemble du territoire dès son ouverture commerciale” a annoncé l’autorité dans un communiqué (lien non disponible), précisant que l’opérateur avait jusqu’au 12 janvier prochain pour “ouvrir commercialement son réseau”.Si l’arrivée de Free sur le marché de la téléphonie mobile est attendue avec tant d’impatience, et a été si bien préparée par tous ses concurrents, c’est parce qu’elle annonce une révolution en matière de tarifs. Interrogé il y a quelques jours par le Nouvel Observateur, Xavier Niel a affirmé que sa promesse, “diviser tous les prix par deux”, serait tenue. Mais pour l’heure, le secret est bien gardé quant aux prix qui seront proposés.Le 14 décembre 2011 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Related Items:auntie fannie, BEST institute, book, dervant quant, donation, drexwell seymour, enid capron primary, josephine connolly, lime, pastor bradley handfield, ruth blackman, sean astwood, shining star school Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Jun 2015 – A thrill for the near 200 students at the launch of a new TCI children’s book the Adventures of Auntie Fannie, Mattie and the Talking Potatoes when Deputy House Speaker, the Hon Josephine Connolly announced everyone there would get a copy of the book written by Bradley Handfield; that she and her family would buy each child their own book. Hon Connolly also bought books for Shining Stars and Best Institute schools. One dozen schools were represented a the book signing and launch this morning and also making generous donations were Hon Sean Astwood and his father, Louis Astwood to Enid Capron Primary in Five Cays; HLB’s Drexwell Seymour making a donation of 20 books among the schools he sponsored, Precious Treasures; Carolyn Murgrove who blessed three different organizations with books including Champions for Christ and Church of God of Prophecy in Blue Hills; Dervant Quant of Precious Memories who gave to the Wesley Methodist School; Hon Ruth Blackman who sponsored books for Iris Stubbs Primary in South Caicos and broadcaster, Damian Wilson who gave to his alma mater, Ona Glinton Primary in Grand Turk. LIME purchased 30 for Oseta Jolly Primary School, Lewellyn Handfield of Lew 1 Shipping gave to Doris Robinson Primary in Middle Caicos; Ianthe Primary School in the Bight, Richmond Hills Preparatory both got donated copies and courtesy of the Assemblies of God Churches – The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Community Christian Academy received a dozen copies. D&B Auto was a sponsor; so was Shanwell Gardiner of Accu Diagnostics who took care of his old school Adelaide Omeler Primary in Bottle Creek, North Caicos and Premier Rufus Ewing also bought books, his purchases ensured children in Salt Cay and at Provo Primary can read the adventure of Auntie Fannie & Mattie by Bradley Handfield. The event proved an overwhelming success in a season when more and more natives are clamoring for a stronger show of Turks and Caicos culture. Recommended for you Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign
Homicide investigation leads to SWAT standoff in Ocean Beach home May 1, 2019 Posted: May 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:26 PM 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) – A SWAT standoff was triggered at a home in Ocean Beach Wednesday morning in connection to a homicide according to San Diego Police Department.Officers were called to a residence in the 5000 block of Niagara Avenue around 1 a.m. by a man requesting a welfare check on his mother, according to San Diego police.Hours later, the son arrived and forced his way into the residence, then discovered a woman’s body covered in the garage, police said. A short time before the discovery, he reportedly spotted his brother running from the scene.The brother, a suspect in the killing, has been identified as 36-year- old Daniel Chase McKibben, according to SDPD. He was described as a white man with long brown hair and brown eyes. McKibben was last seen wearing a tan shirt, black shorts and a backpack.Police, believing McKibben was still in the residence, requested a SWAT team to the area shortly before 5 a.m.Anyone with information regarding the killing or the location of the suspect was asked to call SDPD’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293, or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. 5000 Niagra and Bacon Street between Narragansett and Newport are closed due to #sandiegopd SWAT incident/homicide investigation. Please avoid the area and/or seek alternate routes in and out of Ocean Beach pic.twitter.com/rDeeJg6pjw— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 1, 2019This is a developing story. KUSI Newsroom,