May to argue 2nd referendum would violate public trust

first_imgLONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May is set to condemn calls for a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy.In remarks released ahead of her speech in the House of Commons on Monday, May says that staging another referendum “would say to millions who trusted in democracy that our democracy does not deliver.”She’s also expected to argue that such a ballot would exacerbate divisions rather than heal them.May’s supporters distanced themselves from media reports that senior figures in her government held talks with opposition Labour lawmakers aimed at holding another vote.With time growing short toward Britain’s scheduled March 29 departure, it remains unclear whether the country will leave with a deal or crash out with no deal.The Associated Presslast_img read more

2 held for forcibly shutting meat shops in Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: The Gurugram Police on Sunday arrested two persons under the Arms Act and filed FIRs against 40 others for allegedly forcing meat traders to shut their shops by brandishing weapons on Saturday citing ChaitraNavaratri. Two arrested persons have been identified as Rakesh alias Chikka and Pramod Singh of the Hindu Sena, both resident of Dundehera in Gurugram, a police official said on Sunday. “They have been booked under IPC sections of 148, 149 and 506 for threatening shop owners with dire consequences for opening their shops and marching on streets holding baton, hockey sticks, swords and iron rods in their hands,” said Sumer Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, West Zone. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe accused also pulled down shutters of many shops, he added. “We will produce them in the court and urge for a police remand to recover the said arms and identify other accused,” said Singh. Despite the model code of conduct in place, around 200 Hindu Sena activists assembled at lord Shiva temple on Old Railway Road on Saturday and marched to different locations aiming to close meat shops. They toured sector 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 21, 22, Palam Vihar, Badshahpur, Om Vihar, Surat Nagar, Sadar Bazar, Anaj Mandi Dhanwapur, Dundahera, Molaheda, Sikandarpur and many other places in Gurugram and forcibly shut over 180 shops. About 50 per cent owners of meat shop had kept it shut to avoid any unwanted situation. Meanwhile, Ritu Raj, chief of the Hindu Sena, said the Hindu organisations would continue with their efforts throughout the Navaratri as opening of meat shops during the festival could hurt religious sentiments of Hindus.last_img read more

UN food agency head takes office calls for renewed commitment to worlds

10 April 2007The new chief of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) officially took up her duties today by calling for a renewed commitment to the almost one billion hungry men, women and children throughout the world and highlighting that every year 4 million more people become malnourished. Executive Director Josette Sheeran will spend her first month in office focusing on the organization’s most important operations and areas of work, spending half her time at WFP headquarters in Rome and half her time in the field, where her first mission will be to Africa which she will visit at least twice in her first 90 days. “Despite enormous efforts by WFP and its donors and partners, we are losing ground on hunger with 4 million more people malnourished each year than the year before. Together, we can turn that tide,” she told staff in Rome. “I feel very fortunate to join WFP, which I learned during my time on the UN’s High-Level Panel is a gem in the UN system. WFP has earned the trust of the world’s most vulnerable and the respect of more than 90 donor nations. All its supporters, public and private, know that over 93 per cent of their donations are used directly to reach the hungry, giving WFP one of the lowest overheads of any aid provider.” Every year WFP feeds an average of 90 million people, maintaining a logistics operation that encompasses an international team of nearly 12,000 in more than 80 countries. Ms. Sheeran was selected for the post in November by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Jacques Diouf, with the unanimous concurrence of WFP’s 36-member executive board. She brings to WFP a broad background in the public and private sectors, with more than 20 years management and leadership experience in diplomacy, government, foundations, journalism and business. Most recently Ms. Sheeran served as Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs at the State Department in the United States and as alternate US delegate to the World Bank and regional development banks, working on economic issues including development, trade, agriculture, finance, energy, telecommunications and transportation. Last year she was asked by the former Secretary-General to serve on the High-Level Panel looking at UN reforms in the areas of humanitarian assistance, development and the environment. She spent nine months travelling the world conducting hundreds of interviews with UN aid recipients, country teams, private sector donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). “I come into this position with four commitments. First: to the more than 850 million men, women and children who know what it is like go to bed hungry, I promise you that you will never be forgotten and I will do everything I can not just to bring you food, but hope for a better future,” said Ms. Sheeran. The Executive Director listed her other commitments as being to WFP’s supporters and to all the UN, NGO and other bodies that work with the organization. She also promised WFP staff that their efforts will not be taken for granted but that their sacrifices will “always make a difference.” read more

Côte dIvoire UN mission to set up new military camps equip police

1 July 2011The United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d’Ivoire is to establish eight new military camps in the country’s west, where security concerns remain following the bloody post-election crisis that ended in mid-April. Choi Young-Jin, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, told a news conference in the country’s commercial capital, Abidjan, yesterday that the nearly 9,000-strong UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) will also rehabilitate and equip a number of municipal offices, police stations and gendarmeries that were damaged during the crisis.He said the measures are part of efforts to assist Ivorian authorities to restore law and order so that the country can embark on a path of recovery after the violence that followed the presidential elections in November last year.Côte d’Ivoire’s political crisis ended when former president Laurent Gbagbo finally surrendered in mid-April, ending months of violence in the wake of his refusal to step down after he lost the UN-certified presidential run-off election to Alassane Ouattara, now the country’s President.“A clear vision related to the establishment of a national security structure has to be developed. A clear command and control structure, which would allow the effective deployment of police and gendarmerie elements across the country is necessary, which, in turn, would allow the roll-back of army elements to their military barracks,” he added.He said funds for the mission’s new projects had already been acquired and that the work will be completed before the end of this month.Mr. Choi, however, stressed that the new projects were only stop-gap measures to address urgent needs.“The fundamental solution can only be provided by the Ivorian authorities deploying the police and gendarmerie throughout the country and by rolling back the army elements into their military camps,” he insisted.He reiterated the UNOCI will continue helping to protect civilians. “We will maintain the same position, that is to say, provide security for all the protagonists, including those from the Gbagbo camp and Mr. Gbagbo himself,” he said, adding that UNOCI contributes to providing security outside the buildings where officials from the former regime are being held under house arrest.On the forthcoming legislative elections, Mr. Choi said that they can be held before the end of the year if there is political will to complete the pre-election arrangements, including setting up the Independent Electoral Commission, tackling logistical challenges and streamlining the electoral list.Cote read more

Sure sign of spring

The Simcoe and District Horticultural Society is taking the lead on the first big yard sale of the 2019 season.For $10, the society will fix you up with a table for your antiques, collectibles and surplus items at its annual community plant and yard sale at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds. The event takes place Saturday, May 11.“The bigger the better,” says Helen Uren of Simcoe, co-president of the society. “If we just run it as a plant sale, fewer people tend to come out. The whole town is invited.”Many members of the society, which is growing in membership, contribute transplants from their gardens for the sale.This is an opportunity to enhance private gardens at a reasonable cost while supporting the activities of the society. The latter includes beautification projects around Simcoe.Those wishing to participate can learn more by dialling 226-440-2699 or emailing helenuren@live.ca .The event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up around noon. The sale will be held in the parking lot at the fairgrounds near the Jr. Farmers building.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Man charged with firstdegree murder in Port Burwell body case

Sam Waters and Chad Reu-Waters The grim discovery three months ago of human remains in a freezer at the base of a bluff in Port Burwell took another shocking turn Monday when investigators charged a Haldimand County man with first-degree murder.Chad Reu-Waters, 45, is accused of killing Ashley Max Domenic Pereira, a 33-year-old Mississauga man who has been missing since 2002, Elgin County OPP said.Reu-Waters also is charged with committing an indignity to a dead body.Reu-Waters lives in Jarvis, about 20 kilometres east of Simcoe where he owns a bike and hobby shop. His son Sam Waters, 22, was charged May 9 after the remains were found with committing an indignity to a dead body, defined in the Criminal Code as improperly or indecently interfering with or or offering an indignity to a dead body or remains. Though Reu-Waters’ arrest and charges will likely comfort residents in the lakeside community 30 kilometres southeast of St. Thomas, the latest twist in the case raises more questions.Did Reu-Waters know Pereira, the man he’s accused of killing? How long do investigators believe the freezer containing Pereira’s remains was on the beach at Port Burwell before it was discovered by a local resident on May 6 at the end of Lakeshore Line, east of Stafford Road? Are other people being investigated in the case? A spokesperson for the OPP offered few answers Monday.Const. Adam Crewdson said he couldn’t elaborate on the relationship between Reu-Waters and Pereira.Asked if residents should expect more arrests, Crewdson said, “It’s still an active investigation.”He said there wasn’t a threat to public safety after the freezer was found, but didn’t elaborate.Police didn’t provide any information about Pereira, but online posts said he was born in Uganda and was last seen in Mississauga on March 6, 2002.“On the 17th anniversary of his disappearance, he is still missed and the mission to find him continues,” said a March 6 post by Missing the Missing.Elgin County Warden Duncan McPhail said Reu-Waters’ arrest will allay some fears in the community.“I think it goes bigger than the community. (The arrest) maybe puts society at more ease,” he said. “I’m glad that we’re on the way of having it resolved.”Port Burwell has been on edge since May 7, when OPP announced the investigation into the discovery of human remains and residents watched an OPP helicopter lift the freezer off the beach in a large net.Two days later, police announced that Samuel Waters had been charged in the case, putting him in the spotlight. Waters worked at South Coast Hobbies & Rides, his father’s shop, in Simcoe.Shop employees did not respond to an interview request submitted via Facebook Messenger Monday afternoon.A frequent customer who didn’t want to be identified described him as a “nice quiet kid” who enjoyed working with his father, rebuilding and selling old cars.After a brief stint in custody, Waters, who doesn’t have a criminal record, was released on $3,500 no-deposit bail. He is under a court order to stay out of Elgin County, specifically Port Burwell, except for court-related business.His case was last before court in St. Thomas on July 23, when neither Waters nor a lawyer appeared. A paralegal asked that the case be put over until Aug. 20.Some residents in Jarvis, home to about 1,000 people where Waters and his father live, told a reporter they didn’t want to talk after Waters was charged.“This neighbourhood is very, very tight,” said Charmaine Ruckpaul, a 17-year resident, said. “It’s a great neighbourhood.”with files from Laura BroadleyRelated Routine court proceeding reveals nothing in case of body in freezer near Port Burwell Police lift body, refrigerator from beach near Port Burwell Crown agrees to bail for accused in Port Burwell area body-and-fridge case A body. A discarded fridge. A beach town on edge as tourist season looms Man charged with ‘indignity’ to Port Burwell body, but OPP still say little Criminologist slams OPP for ‘retrograde’ handling of death probe Who is Sam Waters, the man charged in Port Burwell fridge-body probe? read more

UN envoy heads to Ethiopia Egypt to help advance Somalias stalled peace

François Lonsény Fall, Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Somalia, is expected to meet on Saturday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Amre Moussa. On Sunday, he will travel to Ethiopia to meet with the Chairman of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Alpha Omar Konare. While in Addis Ababa, he is also expected to meet with the Ethiopian authorities. Earlier this month, Mr. Fall held private talks in the town of Jowhar with senior Somali officials who pledged to work with the UN to end the stalemate over the relocation of the fledgling government and its institutions from Kenya to Somalia, which has had no functional central authority for 14 years following the collapse in 1991 of the government of Muhammad Siad Barre. Mr. Fall remains in close contact with the leaders of the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions, and according to the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNOPS), President Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed and Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi maintain that Mogadishu is not secure and the seat of government should be temporarily established in nearby Jowhar and Baidoa until the capital can be made safe. However, Speaker for the Parliament Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, some cabinet members and a large number of parliamentarians insist that conditions are adequate for the government to relocate to Mogadishu. read more

Modular to hold mine operator fatigue webinar

first_imgModular Mining Systems, the leading provider of information management solutions for mining operations worldwide, is to hold a webinar on January 24th on the topic of operator fatigue entitled: “Risk Never Sleeps: Addressing the Problem of Operator Fatigue in Mining.” Operator fatigue is widely acknowledged as a serious safety risk in mining, cited by Modular as a factor in 65-70% of haul truck accidents and the consequences of undetected operator fatigue can be devastating. However, with the proper approach, fatigue can be measured and managed like other mine safety risks.This webinar will look specifically at the Modular DISPATCH FatigueAlert module and its core technology: the Advisory System for Tired Drivers (ASTiD) from Fatigue Management International. ASTiD continuously identifies emerging operator fatigue by measuring real-time steering dynamics, combined with the input of operators’ historical sleep data. ASTiD is one of the few fatigue detection systems that does not use cameras or sensors attached to the driver. Moreover, it is among an even smaller number of products that have been extensively tested and proven effective in mining environments. The 1-hour webinar will be held at two different times (to accommodate our global audiences) on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012: 11am and 6pm US Eastern Standard Time. To register, visit http://www.modularmining.com/webinar.htmllast_img read more

2018 CEEC Medal winners recognised at AusIMM Conference

first_imgThe AusIMM Mill Operators Conference in Brisbane, Australia, on August 31 provided the opportunity for a formal presentation to the 2018 CEEC Medal winners. This is a prestigious annual global award that celebrates outstanding published research and field work on strategies for energy efficient comminution.This year’s award for Operations went to the authors of ‘Fine grinding circuit process improvement at the Karara Mine concentrator’, a collaboration between Karara Mining Ltd and Nippon Eirich to implement grinding circuit process improvements at Karara mine in Western Australia.The winning team of Sam Palaniandy, Matthew Spagnolo, Rinto Napitupulu Halomoan, Huiwen Zhou and Hidemasa Ishikawa, presented their work at the 2017 MetPlant Conference in Australia.By identifying and implementing circuit changes around the Tower Mill and hydrocyclone, the team not only solved the site’s challenges but achieved significant energy and productivity gains, with up to a 50% reduction in specific energy use in the fine grinding circuit.CEEC Chair Joe Pease and CEEC Director Greg Lane were joined on stage by Vice President of Nippon Eirich, Masamoto Naito, to present medals to three of the team’s members: Sam Palaniandy, Matthew Spagnolo and Hidemasa Ishikawa. They also made special mention of Rinto Napitupulu Halomoan and Huiwen Zhou who could not attend the presentation.last_img read more

Trap We dont need to gamble to get goals against the Faroes

first_imgGIOVANNI TRAPATTONI WON’T sacrifice his team’s shape to chase valuable goals against the Faroe Islands.Ahead of a World Cup qualifier in which Ireland badly need to improve their goal difference, the Italian says that instead of playing with an extra attacker, the ones on the pitch simply need to take their chances.The Faroes arrive in Dublin next week rooted to the bottom of Group C with San Marino the only country to concede more goals per game in this qualifying campaign.Although the race for second place is currently neck and neck on eight points, Austria are ten goals better off than Ireland while Sweden, who have played a game less than both countries, are four better.Asked if he would be tempted into a more attacking approach in a bid to cut the deficit, Trapattoni said it shouldn’t be necessary. In the past we had Damien Duff, Robbie Keane, Doyle, McGeady — four offensive players. The problem is that the offensive man needs to score. It’s not certain that if you have one more, he will score.“The balance is more important. [Against England], many times we maintained this balance. It’s attitude. We can play three or four or five attackers, but it’s attitude.“This attitude and spirit in the team attacking England — not the Faroes or a little team that is not famous — that same personality and attitude is important. When we had the ball, we played football. That increases our confidence.”(©INPHO/Donall Farmer)Looking back on Wednesday’s 1-1 Wembley draw, Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and goalscorer Shane Long were again singled out as Trapattoni praised the squad’s newer faces for blossoming under the weight of responsibility.“Until now they played a few games. They were on the bench or played the second half. When these younger players play, they are conscious.“They play in the Premier League and in the Championship, against the famous teams, they increase and improve their personality and attitude and self-belief.“I played football when I was 20 and by 24, I was a very different national player: with more personality in my football. When you are on the bench, you are not sure. It’s good to be shy but when you play it’s not good to be shy.Trap weighing up Hoolahan start as attention turns to Georgialast_img read more

Cosmos Mobile Gaming PC

first_imgA handheld mobile gaming PC? Cosmos says “yes.” According to the company, this phone-sized Windows 7 device can play any PC game, thanks to its 1.5 GHz Oak Trail processor and an unnamed “high end graphics processor.” Seems like wishful thinking, but unfortunately, the demo wasn’t running when we stopped by. According to the company’s press material, however, the thing can handle titles like Halo, StarCraft, and Sudden Attack.The system also supports “full 3D gaming capability,” stereo sound, and Internet browsing. It has both a five inch multitouch screen, two joysticks, and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. It comes in either a 32- or 64GB configuration, features front- and rear facing cameras, and can do WiMax, BlueTooth 3.0, and has GPS, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope built in.The company says its working with carriers to bring either 3G or 4G to the system.last_img read more

Bitcoin mining for fun and maybe profit

first_imgIt’s been impossible to go on the internet or pickup a newspaper over the past few weeks and not read about Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has captured the interest of everyone from hedgefund managers to economists to anti-government groups. For many, the coverage has created more questions than answers, ranging from inquiries about the legitimacy of Bitcoin as a currency to more simple matters such how, “How does one spend a Bitcoin?” Most of all, people are asking “How do I get Bitcoins?” And, unlike so many things, it’s easier to do than it is to explain.A practical approach to Bitcoin miningFor now, we’ll skip the academic explanation of what it means to mine a Bitcoin and why you are mining, not creating. This article will be a practical guide to mining Bitcoins at the amateur level. Yes, it’s late in the game — Bitcoin started in 2009 and the growth since then has made the ecosystem extremely competitive — but it can still be both productive and enjoyable (if computers and economics interest you). I’m no Bitcoin expert, but it’s something that I’ve spent some time tinkering with over the past few weeks. Basically, this guide should streamline the process if you are looking to get into Bitcoin mining and answer some questions if you are curious about how you can get into Bitcoin without fully understanding this.The goal of this article is to answer two simple questions: “How do you mine Bitcoins?” and “Can I make money mining Bitcoins?” In keeping with the questions, everything will be put in the most basic, most practical terms possible.Mining for cryptocurrencyAs noted above, mining Bitcoins is a easier to do than to fully explain. At the most basic level you get a computer, you setup a mining program, then you let the system do lots and lots of math. There are some complications, like which Bitcoin mining program to use (GUIminer for Windows is the most simple) and where to store what you earn (you can have a local or internet-based wallet), but these aren’t things you need to over-think. The best thing to do if you want to keep this exercise practical is to get cracking. This means joining a pool.There is an element of randomness to Bitcoin, but the only way to ensure an individual will earn anything is to join a pool. This will turn your one-person mining operation into a tiny part of a much larger one. It’s a simple concept — you’ll be paid based on the amount of work your computers do — but the payment systems and related calculations get very complex. The best way to think about it is like this: a single computer operating on its own (known a “solo”) could work for years and never earn a single Bitcoin. This was different in 2009, but Bitcoin is a self-correcting system, and the more people that mine, the harder it gets to earn. Because 0.0001% of something is better than 0% of nothing, you’ll want to find a pool. I haven’t tried them all so do your own research here, but I’ve found that 50BTC.com is easy to use and has a very nice web interface.With your pool chosen and your miner downloaded there will be a setup process that ranges from a simple 2-minute operation to a multi-hour, extremely frustrating fight with your computer. I’ve been through both, and the first is preferable. There is one main thing to know about the setup: mining only works with an AMD GPU. Yes, you can set up an operation with a Nvidia graphics card and a CUDA miner, or you can mine with a CPU, but because of the type of calculations being done, you will suck down more power than you can earn back with either.A good AMD graphics card (think AMD 7700 series and above) will perform twice as well as Nvidia’s top tier models and multiple hundred times better then the best Intel CPU. According to ExtremeTech’s Bitcoin expert Joel Hruska, “A $149 Radeon 7790 performs nearly as well as Nvidia’s [$1300] GTX Titan and is twice as fast as the [$500] GTX 680.” This is all measured in terms of megahashes per second (Mh/s), the key metric of mining.Next page: Bitcoin mining hardware and the associated costs… 1 2last_img read more

Gov Newsom released his revised version of the states budget

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 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) – San Diego County’s state legislators largely praised Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised fiscal year 2019-20 budget today for its efforts to tackle high health care and housing costs, prepare for the next economic crisis and invest in the state’s future.In January, Newsom released his first budget since becoming governor, a $209 billion fiscal plan that included a $144 billion general fund and a projected surplus of $21 billion, the state’s largest since at least 2000. The budget included $1.3 billion for housing development and $40 million to fund two full years of tuition for first-time community college students who are enrolled full-time.Newsom’s revised budget, released Thursday, ticked up to $213 billion and builds on the first spending plan by increasing funding for things like housing development and homeless assistance while adding billions to the state’s rainy day fund, which could reach as high as $16.5 billion if state revenue trends remain consistent. The revised budget also includes a slightly higher projected surplus of $21.5 billion.“The affordability crisis families face in this state is very real, and that’s why this budget tackles those challenges head-on by focusing on housing, health care, early childhood and higher education,” Newsom said.Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, lauded Newsom for the revised budget’s gains on its predecessor. Atkins, the Senate president pro-tem, also expressed confidence that the state Legislature would finalize a budget “that will make a real difference for Californians.”“The May budget revision reflects California’s fiscal strength, increases our prudent reserves, and makes important investments for the future,” Atkins said. “I am particularly pleased to see more funding for K-12 education and increases for the Earned Income Tax Credit to help even more working Californians.”But Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, called the water tax and other new taxes “unfortunate, unhelpful and unnecessary,” arguing that it is unnecessary with the state’s projected surplus and will hurt residents who are already near the poverty level.Bates also railed against Newsom’s proposal to withhold gas tax funds for transportation infrastructure upgrades if cities around the state don’t build enough housing.“His insistence to hold gas tax dollars hostage from local governments unless they do what he wants proves that the gas tax increase was a bait-and-switch on voters,” Bates said. “Promises made to voters on transportation must be promises kept.”Bates allowed that the budget includes provisions worth supporting, such as assistance for low-income families and funding to modernize the state’s public schools.“Making these priorities a reality will help all Californians,” she said.Newsom’s revised budget contains $81.1 billion for education and expands family services and programs like paid family leave, allowing up to eight weeks of paid leave for each parent.The budget also includes a provision that would eliminate sales tax on diapers and tampons, a cause that Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, has championed for years. Newsom estimated the repeal would cost the state roughly $35 million, which is likely to be recouped through other tax increases and state funding within the budget.“This tax relief will go a long way in helping those young families who we know are at their most economically vulnerable,” Gonzalez said. “In California, more than 50 percent of the children born are on Medi-Cal. … We know that diapers are a necessity not only for the health of the child, they’re also required in order to drop your child off at child care.”The revised budget also includes controversial new levies and proposals such as a tax on drinking water, which would fund cleanup efforts in communities without access to potable water. Roughly one million California residents don’t have access to clean drinking water, according to Newsom.The state legislature will now begin its final negotiations with Newsom’s office over the revised budget. The final spending plan must be approved by June 15. KUSI Newsroom Gov. Newsom released his revised version of the state’s budget Posted: May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of January 6, 2019:Address: 7 Allgrove LanePrice: $589,000Buyer: William & Kara FitzpatrickSeller: Paul & Shelia McMahonDate: 1/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 25,265sfAddress: 18 Beeching AvenuePrice: $342,000Buyer: Christopher & Maria ThigpenSeller: Barry & Joan LeBlancDate: 1/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 7,405sfAddress: 10 Hensey Way, Unit 4Price: $609,900Buyer: Mary & Paul DowningSeller: Spruce Farm LLCDate: 1/8/19Use: CondoLot Size: n/aAddress: 102 Morse AvenuePrice: $650,000Buyer: Venkata AtkuriSeller: David McCure, Jr., Trustee for Tieri RTDate: 1/11/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 43,124sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Scientists 3Dprint human skin and bone for Mars astronauts

first_img Tags The skin sample was printed using human blood plasma as a “bio ink.” The researchers added plant and algae-based materials to increase the viscosity so it wouldn’t just fly everywhere in low gravity. “Producing the bone sample involved printing human stem cells with a similar bio-ink composition, with the addition of a calcium phosphate bone cement as a structure-supporting material, which is subsequently absorbed during the growth phase,” said Nieves Cubo, a bioprinting specialist at the university. Enlarge ImageThis bioprinted bone sample was made with human stem cells, blood plasma and bone cement. ESA/SJM Photography Imagine walking up to a Star Trek replicator and ordering a bone graft instead of tea, Earl Grey, hot. We’re heading in that direction. The European Space Agency’s 3D Printing of Living Tissue for Space Exploration project aims to print human tissue to help injured astronauts heal when they’re far, far away from Earth.Scientists from the University Hospital of Dresden Technical University in Germany bio-printed skin and bone samples upside down to help determine if the method could be used in a low-gravity environment. It worked. ESA released videos of the printing in action. 14 Photos Share your voice Some of the raw materials, such as blood plasma, would come from the astronauts’ own bodies to protect against transplant rejection. ESA’s project is already looking ahead to adapting the 3D printing of entire organs to space conditions. Just this year we’ve seen advances in printing a tiny heart from human tissue and a breathing lung air sac. These samples are just the first steps for the ESA’s ambitious 3D bio-printing project, which is investigating what it would take to equip astronauts with medical and surgical facilities to help them survive and treat injuries on long spaceflights and on Mars.”Carrying enough medical supplies for all possible eventualities would be impossible in the limited space and mass of a spacecraft,” said Tommaso Ghidini, head of ESA’s Structures, Mechanisms and Materials Division. “Instead, a 3D bioprinting capability will let them respond to medical emergencies as they arise.” Dying space missions remembered in inspiring final imagescenter_img Sci-Tech Post a comment 3D-printing advancements Watch this wild 3D-printed lung air sac breathe Here’s the first 3D-printed heart made from actual human tissue 0 3D printing Spacelast_img read more

Man found dead

first_imgPolice recovered the body of a man from Sadar union of Nasirnagar upazila on Saturday morning.Locals spotted the body under the Dantmandal bridge around 9:30am and informed police, said Nasirnagar police station officer-in-charge Abu Jafar.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, said the OC, adding that the deceased is aged around 45.The body bore injury marks on the chest.last_img

Pollution of a sacred river becomes a symbol for Indias environmental challenge

first_img News • Photos of the Week By: Priyadarshini Sen Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! A United Methodist group proposes a denominational breakup Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,BANGALORE, India (RNS) — In the pre-dawn light, Srikara Sudarshana circumambulates the Gali Anjaneya Swami Temple at a busy intersection in this city in southern India, known as the country’s tech capital.The 20-year-old priest chants Sanskrit mantras in front of a 700-year-old saffron-colored idol of the god Hanuman. According to ancient tradition the priest then bathes the deity, but instead of using water from the nearby Vrishabhavathi River, Sudarshana cleanses the idol with 30 liters of filtered water from the temple’s kitchen.The temple, one of Bangalore’s historic treasures depicting scenes from the Indian epic Ramayana, is flanked by factories producing lead acid batteries and textiles. The Vrishabhavathi, choked with industrial waste, gives off a noxious odor.“It’s no longer a river but a frothing mass of sewage discharged from industrial, agricultural and residential areas of the catchment,” said Sudarshana.It wasn’t so long ago when the Vrishabhavathi’s waters were potable. According to local myth, the river originated from the hoof of a sacred bull at a hillock nearby. A tributary of one of the most important rivers in India, the Kaveri, it was a key artery and source of livelihood for Bangalore’s residents and farmers.Priest Srikara Sudarshana feeds filtered water to an idol of Hanuman god at Gali Anjaneya Swami Temple in Bangalore, India. RNS photo by Priyadarshini Sen“The bull is believed to be the vehicle of Lord Shiva, the source of creation and destruction of the universe,” said Tulasi Srinivas, a professor of anthropology at Emerson College in Boston, who has been studying water scarcity in Bangalore over the past decade. “It is incumbent that out of this destruction we must find new ways of re-creating our ecology.”When the Vrishabhavathi flowed past the Hanuman temple as a pristine river, devotees bathed before entering the temple complex holding pitchers of holy water.“The water was so pure our forefathers could even drink it,” said Srinivasa Ramanuja, a senior priest wearing a single piece of unstitched cloth and girdle around his waist. “During the rains, it would enter the temple and caress the feet of lord Hanuman.”But with the tech boom in Bangalore in the early 1990s, the city’s growth, fueled by successive governments’ ambitious agendas, outstripped its waste management plans.Trees around catchment areas of lakes were cut down and aquifers were tapped to build out suburbs. As a result, the lakes dried up and the city government gave permits to private institutions to build on the lake bed.In 2017, the World Economic Forum named Bangalore the world’s most dynamic city for its entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and technology, as well as its salubrious climate. But while paper mills, chemical and electroplating plants, textiles, distilleries, tanneries and rubber factories sprung up everywhere, attracting skilled workforces from around the world, they also discharged their effluents into the river.Trash floats in the Vrishabhavathi River near the Gali Anjaneya Swami Temple in Bangalore, India. RNS photo by Priyadarshini SenEven the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, overburdened by the city’s waste, connected the sewer lines to the river. It permitted the effluents to pollute the river to such an extent that marine life was killed off.Besides its effect on ritual observances, the frothing mass of water that flows past the temple today is a potential health risk. Villagers downstream complain of diseases such as gastroenteritis, cancer and abdominal, heart, skin and kidney ailments.“The pollution control board has connived with industries to violate environmental norms. Law enforcement agencies should be held accountable,” said Yellappa Reddy, the chairman of Bangalore Environment Trust, an nongovernmental organization of scientists in the city.Enraged by the negligence of government agencies and politicians, Reddy plans to file a petition at the Karnataka high court this month.Politicians and Hindu nationalists, many of whom are frequent visitors to the temple, are accused of turning a blind eye to the toxicity of the river despite the protests.“Priests are ready to take action if leaders support the resuscitation of our river,” said 55-year-old Ramachandra Bhattacharya, who pours libations on the deity every day. “Even though the public works department has been told to step up their work, the government officers are simply dragging their feet,” he said.UB City, a luxury mall, dominates the skyline of Bangalore, India. The city has seen a major tech boom since the 1990s. Photo by Prateek Karandikar/Creative CommonsIn 2014, the Bangalore Municipal Corp. installed flood control gates around the temple to prevent the river water from entering the inner sanctum during heavy rains.Even then, the priests complained that the development of the temple was not enough if the environment around their place of worship was not sanitized.“Now, garbage trucks haul the river’s waste once in six months or so,” said Manoj Bhattacharya, an assistant priest. “Some effluents are pushed to the banks instead of being transported to a landfill or waste treatment facility.”Though heavy metals, electroplates, dyes and electronic waste have been found in the river through studies by scientists and environmental watchdogs, industries have washed their hands of the problem.“We don’t dispose industrial waste and have our own sewage treatment plant,” said Sankarapandian Sankaravelayutham, a senior deputy general manager at Amco Batteries Ltd., one of the oldest factories in the region.“The government should encourage rainwater harvesting and not give approval to builders who fail to come up with sewage treatment plans for their constructions.”The deputy general manager of Karnataka Vidyuth Karkhane Ltd., a manufacturer of electrical transformers, pins the blame on chemical, plastic and textile industries.“We outsource our waste to a scrap transport corporation, so we have nothing to do with the river’s pollution,” said MV Srinivasaiah. “The effluents may be from chemical and textile industries.”Government agencies have also been shortsighted about their sewage treatment plans since they haven’t kept up with the city’s growth and population.Tushar Giri Nath, the chairman of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, said the development of the city has shrunk the watershed area, so every section of the society needs to be held accountable.“We are setting up nine new plants to treat sewage, but the industries must have their own effluent treatment plants,” said Nath. “The pollution control board should monitor the quality of water and residents must be more conscious.”A servitor prepares to use a newly installed water purification machine at Gali Anjaneya Swami Temple in Bangalore, India. RNS photo by Priyadarshini SenThree years ago, the priests took matters in their hands, installing the purifier that now filters water from a well dredged within the temple’s precincts. Last month, they replaced it with a high-end machine that distills up to 1,000 liters a day.“This came as a psychological balm for us,” said Manjunatha, an official at a health insurance company in Bangalore. “More devotees will flock to the temple knowing that Lord Hanuman has finally blessed us with clean water.”Armed with filtered water, the priests go about their daily rituals. They bless worshippers, pour libations on the deity, chant mantras and prepare consecrated food.The devotees wash their feet in clean water and then circle the temple in clockwise manner holding flowers, basil leaves and knotted betel leaf garlands. On reaching the altar, they bow their heads low as priests sprinkle filtered water over their heads.“We are still not sure of the water quality, but we believe in god. Industrialists and politicians have exploited our river because they are faithless people,” said Bhavna, an engineering student whose forefathers also worshipped at the temple.Having done what they can, Gali Anjaneya Swami temple priests idealize a time when the Hanuman deity was in a forested area before urban settlements came up.“We may never get our river back, but at least the powers above are protecting us from contaminated water,” said Sudarshana. “Our faith has grown stronger.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News By: Priyadarshini Sen Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! 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Panchayat polls Calcutta High Court extends stay on election process

first_imgKolkata: A single Bench of the Calcutta HC on Monday extended a stay on the Panchayat election process in Bengal till the next date of hearing as an appeal on the maintainability of a petition by the BJP is pending before a division Bench. Justice Subrata Talukdar directed that he will take up the matter on Tuesday at 2 pm after going through Monday’s order of the appeal Bench.The State Election Commission and the Trinamool Congress had moved the division Bench comprising justices D Somadder and Arindam Mukherjee challenging the single Bench order which had accepted the maintainability of the petition at this stage. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe division Bench said it does not want to interfere in an “intra-court matter” at this stage and made it clear that the petitions would be heard before the single Bench of Subrata Talukdar. However, the division Bench maintained that the hearing has to take place expeditiously and if necessary, it might take place every day. The decision of the division Bench has made it clear that the single Bench will now hear the petitions by the opposition parties as well as by the State Election Commission (SEC) and ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedKalyan Banerjee, advocate for Trinamool Congress said: “Day-to-day hearing will take place from Tuesday. I had raised my doubts over maintainability of the petition and had argued that it is not maintainable. We will argue our matter in Calcutta High Court only and would not go to the Supreme Court.”Welcoming the order, BJP’s Bengal unit general secretary Pratap Banerjee said: “The division Bench has rejected the ruling party’s appeal to vacate the single Bench order.” Banerjee on Monday furnished a bond of Rs 5 lakh as fine imposed by the court on the party for “misrepresenting facts” by moving both the Supreme Court and the High Court on the same plea. Justice Talukdar also permitted state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury to become a party in the case.It may be mentioned that the single Bench of Justice Talukdar had stayed the election process on March 12 and had fixed the hearing in the case for on Monday. It had directed the SEC to present a comprehensive report on the election process which was furnished by the latter on Monday. Petitions on the rural polls came up for hearing both in the single Bench and the division Bench after the ruling TMC moved the division Bench against the single Bench’s stay. On April 9, the State Election Commission had extended by a day the last day for filing nominations after the BJP and opposition parties alleged that the ruling party was resorting to muscle power and violence to prevent its candidates from filing nominations. The next morning, it withdrew the order citing legalities.As per the original schedule, the nomination process ended on April 9. The polls are scheduled to be held on May 1, 3 and 5 with counting on May 8.last_img read more

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