The Latest French minister Brexit advocates lied to voters

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):9:15 a.m.France’s finance minister is calling some British politicians “liars” who fooled voters into thinking leaving the EU would be easy and in their interests.As British Prime Minister Theresa May battles to save her Brexit plan amid domestic criticism, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Friday “the truth is that Brexit could end with a nightmare.”Le Maire defended the European Union’s single market, calling it a “considerable force” in global trade and warning that Britain could face “economic disaster” if it leaves.French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is among the strongest defenders of the EU and is trying to limit the damage to the bloc from Britain’s exit and ensure that Brexit doesn’t encourage other EU members to leave.Le Maire was speaking to a conference in Paris on reforming the global trade system.___8:40 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May is appealing directly to voters to back her Brexit plan, as she waits to see whether rivals within her party have gained enough support to launch a leadership challenge.May was answering questions from callers on a radio phone-in Friday, the day after she vowed to stay in office and see through Britain’s exit from the European Union.May is battling to save her Brexit plan, and her job, after the draft withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU sparked fierce opposition from euroskeptic politicians in her Conservative Party.Several Conservative lawmakers are pushing for a no-confidence vote, hoping to reach a threshold of 48 to trigger a challenge.Two ministers quit May’s government on Thursday. A third, Environment Secretary Michael Gove, is considering whether to follow them.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Autism awareness must be created among people Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Urging people to create awareness on autism, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday that West Bengal will soon have a world-class township near Kolkata, where people suffering from the disorder will receive training, treatment and boarding facilities. The centre, a first of its kind in India, is expected to have housing facilities for 350 residents and daycare centre for over 200 children, adolescents and adults, according to a state government official. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Today is #WorldAutismAwarenessDay. We must create more awareness about autism among the people. You will be happy to know that a world-class autism township is coming up near #Kolkata, where autistic children and adults will receive training, treatment and boarding facilities,” the CM tweeted. World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on April 2 to generate awareness on the developmental disorder. The theme for this year is Assistive Technologies, Active Participation.last_img read more

Spain Issues Arrest Warrant Against Benjamin Netanyahu

By Scheherazade BloulRabat – Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu could risk arrest if he sets foot in Spain after a Spanish judge issued an arrest warrant for him and seven other former and current government officials.According to the Jerusalem Post, the national court judge Jose de la Mata issued the warrants over the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla attack after the case was reopened. The case was brought against the group after Israeli security forces attempted to stop a group of six aid ships trying to reach Gaza, which ended in the death of 10 activists, eight of whom were Turkish nationals.Israel Defence Force boarded the Mavi Marmara, the main civilian vessel and opened fire after they were attacked by the human rights activists killing nine. The tenth activist later died in hospital after sustaining wounds in the debacle.The raid drew widespread condemnation and resulted in tensions between Turkey and Israel after Turkey recalled its ambassador and called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Other men who face arrest include former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman, current  defence minister Moshe Ya’alon, former ministers Ehud Barak, Dan Meridor, minister-without-portfolio Bennie Begin and vice admiral Eliezer Marom, who was in charge of the operation. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokeperson told The Jerusalem Post: “We consider it to be a provocation. We are working with the Spanish authorities to get it canceled. We hope it will be over soon.” read more

Brocks international enrolment jumps 13 per cent for firstyear undergrads

President Gervan Fearon addresses the crowd at the International Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 6. It’s not the snow that worries Esther van Zadelhoff. She’s seen that before in her travels. And it can be pretty. She’s far more concerned with that bitter Canadian cold she’s heard so much about.But for the first-year psychology student from the Caribbean island of Curaçao, off the coast of Venezuela, it’s all part of the adventure of moving 3,500 km north to attend Brock University.She’s one of 1,777 international students who have chosen Brock this year, a total that includes 1,160 undergrads and 617 students in graduate programs.The numbers also include an 13-per-cent increase in undergrad international students who are new to Brock this year. Enrolment data shows sizeable jumps in the faculties of Mathematics and Science, Humanities and Applied Health Sciences. And while China continues to be the biggest market for Brock International, there are also significant numbers from India, Africa and the Middle East .van Zadelhoff speaks for many international students who have left home to come to Canada and a new culture.“It’s a bit overwhelming because it’s big here,” she said. “I’m used to knowing everyone on the island because it’s so small.”As they did with their older two daughters, van Zadelhoff’s parents Maarten and Ilsa, along with her grandmother Femmy Kistemaker, travelled with her to her new home in Niagara last week.“It helps having them here, but I’m excited to go out on my own,” Esther said. “It’s really cool to meet new students from all over the world. The whole experience of going into University is really different — especially being so far from home.”Jamie Mandigo, Brock’s Vice-Provost, Enrolment Management and International, says the influx of new students is the result of years of hard work from Brock’s international recruiting teams.“We’ve looked at more diverse markets like India, the Middle East and Africa,” Mandigo said. “We’ve had recruiters go to those places, developing partnerships and relationships and making personal connections with people.”He said there’s also a growing appetite for international higher education among many countries around the world.“A lot of countries are encouraging their young people to go and have a global experience. Canada is viewed as a safe and welcoming country, and we have high standards. No matter where in Canada you go, you’re going to get a high-quality education.”Keeping that momentum going is part of the reasoning behind the Brock International Student Ambassadors program launched this year. Selected students become ambassadors for the University and in exchange, the students get to pay domestic tuition rates, rather than international.“We want them to share their experiences with our own students here and in their home countries,” Mandigo said. “I think our students are our best recruiters. So we want to recognize and celebrate that.”The first group of 10 ambassadors were introduced at the International Open House including: Evans Boadi, Ghana; Ana Caldeira Rua, Portugal; Yi Xiang Chen, Malaysia; Shanen D’Souza, India; Ana Ferreira, Trinidad and Tobago; Skylar Grote, United States; Marcelo Muniz Correa, Brazil; Santiago Negret Rey, Colombia; and Ze Liu and Xiaoyang Xia, China.“I see this as a great honour to be a representative of the University,” said Boadi, a second-year Mathematics and Statistics graduate student. “I know it comes with hard work, and it comes with a big responsibility because I’m representing my country and my continent. But I’m excited for this award.”Brock President Gervan Fearon, centre, along with Jamie Mandigo, Brian Hutchings, Tom Dunk and Leigh-Ellen Keating join Brock’s new International Student Ambassadors and International Award for Possiblities recipients. read more

Michigan hires Brady Hoke to replace Rodriguez

The University of Michigan announced Tuesday it hired former San Diego State coach Brady Hoke as its 19th head coach in program history. Hoke’s hiring came less than a week after Michigan fired former coach Rich Rodriguez. Hoke is coming off of his second season as San Diego State’s coach with a 13-12 overall record. Before San Diego State, Hoke coached his alma mater Ball State for six seasons, where his record was 34-39. Hoke spent eight seasons, from 1995-02, as Michigan’s defensive line coach under former coach Lloyd Carr. “We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brady,” Michigan athletic director David Brandon said in a statement. “He is a terrific coach and will be a great ambassador and leader for our football program. We look forward to having him build a championship program on the field and in the classroom.” Hoke’s hiring came a day after Brandon and other Michigan officials met with former Michigan offensive lineman and current LSU coach Les Miles about the coaching vacancy. On Tuesday, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva announced Miles would be returning to LSU for a seventh season. Hoke will have the challenge of turning around a Michigan program that has gone 15-22 in the past three seasons under Rodriguez. The Wolverines’ last game under Rodriguez was a 52-14 loss to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl. A Michigan spokesperson told The Lantern that the university would reserve comment on the hiring until a 1 p.m. press conference Wednesday to formally introduce Hoke. read more

Dewatering pontoons supplied to Hirschau mine

first_imgWeir Minerals has secured an order for the two largest pontoon-mounted dewatering systems it has sold to date in Europe from German mining company Dorfner for its Hirschau mine near Regensburg, Germany. The pontoons will replace the current dewatering system at the mine, which produces kaolin, quartz sand and feldspar – minerals used in the ceramics and glass production industries and also as fillers in a wide range of manufactured products. Two systems will be installed, each featuring innovative new plastic floats, developed by engineers from Weir Minerals South Africa, along with two Warman DWU high-head dewatering pumps driven by electric motors. Dorfner uses Weir Minerals pumps widely for recovery, transportation and milling of its products and already boasts more than 50 Warman units across its operations.Uwe Bär, Project Engineer for dewatering at Dorfner, said: “We have been considering upgrading the dewatering system for a number of years now but, following the heavy rains we experienced in the region in May and June this year, it is clear that upgrading the system is a priority. We have selected the system from Weir not only because of the excellent performance track record of the Warman slurry pumps we have used widely in the past, but also because of the availability of a complete integrated pumps and pontoon system which includes all of the necessary operator safety features. We are also in regular contact with Weir for maintenance of our process circuit pumps, so it will be an advantage to have a single point of contact in the unlikely event we encounter any issues with the new system.”Tony Locke, Managing Director at Weir Minerals Europe, said: “Systems like this are a common sight in the southern hemisphere at the large open-pit mining operations that are common in South Africa, South America and Australia, but they are less frequently used in European mines. “This is a great example of how we are able to call on the expertise of our other Weir Minerals territories to deliver the best possible solution to any challenge we are presented with.” Dorfner was established in 1895 at Hirschau near Regensburg – the site of one of Germany’s largest kaolin deposits.last_img read more

103yearold cookie eaten

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An English emergency/ sustenance cracker, which was part of a survival kit on one of the Titanic lifeboats went for $32,200.The plain yet of historical value cookie which came with a photograph purported to show the iceberg that caused the historic collision, has been dubbed the “most valuable biscuit in the world” by Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes in Wiltshire.The 3.5 inches square Spillers and Bakers snack, had been kept intact in a Kodak film envelope by Fenwick along with the following notation: “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912.”“It is the world’s most valuable biscuit,” Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told The Salisbury Journal admitting it fetched $8,000 more than was expected when bought by a collector in Greece.“We don’t know which lifeboat the biscuit came from but there are no other Titanic lifeboat biscuits in existence to my knowledge.” “I couldn’t imagine anything less appetizing, but if you’re in a rowing boat in the middle of the ocean, you’d certainly eat it with the rest of them,” Aldridge continued.He explained that the cracker has survived all these years because it’s similar in composition to a hot cross bun.“If you get one of those and leave it out, it will dry and it will fossilise. If you left a slice of bread out, it would go green and start to rot, but hot cross buns don’t, and neither do these biscuits.”Source: BBC News, Salisbury Journallast_img read more


first_img Keynote Speaker on Opening of Natl Tourism Symposium in TCI Related Items:courtney wynter, Jamaican mortgage bank, university of west indies Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Student invites Obama to Turks and Caicos; he says ‘Absolutely’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, 19 Sept 2014 (Jamaica Information Service) – ​The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) is the lead financier for the first phase of a major housing project on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), which will provide accommodation for 1,584 students over the next three years.Ground was broken on Thursday (September 18) for the development, which is being undertaken at a cost of $4 billion.Under phase one of the project, 576 units will be constructed at a cost of $1.35 billion for delivery by August 2015. The JMB and National Commercial Bank have signed a syndicated loan agreement with 138 Student Living Jamaica Ltd, the developers and proposed operator of the new residences, for the first phase, with JMB taking on the role of lead bank.A syndicated loan is one that is offered by a group of lenders (called a syndicate) who work together to provide funds for a single borrower.General Manager of JMB, Courtney Wynter, said the project can contribute to economic progress through investment in education, and housing development and construction, which are key drivers of growth. “Our analysis shows that for every $250 million that is spent by the housing sector the Government benefits by earning about $103 million, which is just about 40 per cent”, he noted.Mr. Wynter pointed out that the public-private partnership for student accommodation is the first of its kind in Jamaica.“The JMB is excited to be leading this innovative approach to financing. The project will have a tremendous impact on education and training as it supports the university’s strategic drive to increase enrolment, particularly in the areas of medicine, law and engineering,” he added.The housing development involves the construction of 11 six-storey buildings and will be configured to allow access for the disabled.The construction period is 36 to 48 months and should be completed in three segments at the beginning of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 academic years. KIDNEY SPECIALIST RETURNS HOME, WORKING AT HOSPITALSlast_img read more

Man pays for plowing into eagles

first_imgAn Oregon man who willfully drove his truck through a convocation of eagles last summer – killing two – was sentenced this month by an Unalaska judge.A bald eagle on the roof of the PCR. (Photo courtesy of John Ryan)Alaska wildlife troopers issued 29-year-old Dennis C. Thompson a citation last June after a hit and run investigation. The charge was illegal taking of game.According to a state dispatch log entry on June 11, 2015, Thompson was accused of “using a motorized vehicle to harass and/or molest game by accelerating a Ford truck through several bald eagles that were feeding on the roadway.” The incident happened on Summer Bay Road near the Unalaska landfill.Bald eagles are protected under federal law. Unalaska Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley said that in Unalaska, it’s common for residents to have run-ins with the birds.“We do have a number of incidents every year, people report that eagles have struck their vehicle while they are driving down the road, totally unintentionally,” Shockley said. “So it’s not that eagles being hit by cars is particularly unusual, but the intentional part of it is what sets this apart.”Last week, Thompson pled guilty at the Unalaska District Court. He was fined $1000, half of which was suspended, and he was place on probation for a year. The judge also ordered him to pay $3400 in restitution to the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage.last_img read more

Ending Price Gouging By The Prescription Drug Industry

first_imgBy Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFROIf you suspect that you and your family are paying far too much for the prescription medicines that help you stay healthy and alive, your suspicions are justified – and you are not alone.  These realities are why I asked our Democratic staff experts on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate price gouging by the prescription drug industry.Our May 11th report to the American people, Skyrocketing Drug Prices: Year One of the Trump Administration], is a call to action by the President, the Congress and the American people alike.“Skyrocketing Drug Prices” explores the prescription drug price increases that we have been experiencing during the Trump Administration in three key ways.Rep. Elijah CummingsPrices increased for the best-selling drugs in America:  The data indicate that 16 of the top 20 best-selling drugs in the United States increased significantly in price in the first year of the Trump Administration, mostly by double digits.Prices increased for drugs that cost most for Medicare:  The data indicate that 12 of the top 20 most costly drugs for Medicare Part D increased in price in the first year of the Trump Administration.Prices increased for the biggest U.S. drug companies:  The data indicate that the three largest U.S.-based drug companies—Pfizer, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson— increased the prices of eight of their nine best-selling drugs in the first year of the Trump Administration – the prices of seven of these drugs by double digits.Although alarming, the results of our analysis were hardly surprising. Over the past decade, the prices of 90 percent of brand name drugs have doubled.Prescription drug spending in the United States reached $348 billion last year – a staggering cost with real-life consequences for the American people.Nearly 20 percent of Americans reported not filling prescriptions because they could not afford them – a harsh and unacceptable reality that is even more appalling when practical, market-based solutions have already been proposed.Unfortunately, two of the most promising policy responses to rising prescription costs (prescription drug importation and Medicare prescription drug negotiations) were not included in President Trump’s “American Patients First” plan earlier this month.  It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the proposals received mixed reviews from health policy experts.The critical question, therefore, is “what will reduce our prescription drug pain?”  Here are two policy initiatives that the President did not propose – but should have.Since Americans pay significantly more for our prescription drugs than do our neighbors in Canada, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and I introduced proposed legislation in March of last year that would allow the importation of safe, lower-cost prescription medication from licensed Canadian pharmacies [S. 469 / H.R. 1245].Our Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act would require that imported medicines have the same active ingredients and strength as their US-approved counterparts – and we would also mandate safeguards, including FDA certification of foreign sellers.Government healthcare programs, especially Medicare, pay for approximately 40 percent of retail prescription drug expenditures.  Because of that market power, reducing the cost of Medicare drug purchases (saving taxpayers $15-16 billion each year) could also moderate the cost of medications for all Americans. Why, Americans should be asking, does Medicare pay far more for prescription drugs than do other federal and state programs?  Under current law, the Secretary of HHS is prohibited from negotiating lower drug prices on behalf of Medicare Part D beneficiaries.As a result, Medicare Part D pays, on average, 73 percent more than does Medicaid for the same brand name drugs and 80 percent more than does our VA.  That is why, in October of last year, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) and I introduced legislation that would require cost-saving negotiations by Medicare [The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act, S. 2011 / H.R. 4138].I know that President Trump understands the importance of reducing prescription drug costs by Medicare negotiations.  I have met with him on the subject, looked him in the eye, and told him so.I also suspect that, on this issue and our related drug importation proposal, the President may have concluded that congressional Republicans and their lobbyist allies in Big Pharma would reject reforms that could reduce the price gouging and pain that Americans are experiencing.It follows, then, that the prescription for reducing the high cost of our medicines – for staying healthy and alive – is clear.We can vote for a Congress next November that is committed to rejecting the drug industry’s lobbyists.  As voters, we have the power to make our pain go away.Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.last_img read more

Mamata to leave for Germany Italy tour on Sept 16

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will set out for her tour to Germany and Italy on September 16, to bring more investments to Bengal.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “We don’tprefer to tour abroad much, unlike some other Chief Ministers who go out of thecountry 15 to 20 times a year. Some even have their own aircraft. But we need to go abroad once a year for the sake of Bengal and to bring in more business.””We organise Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) every year. Representatives from around 40 countries attend the BGBS. They also request us to visit their countries. They might also not take it in a right way if we do not accept their invitation,” Banerjee said, adding that she will be holding one meeting at Frankfurt in Germany and another at Milan in Italy. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe further said that Italy is famous for its leather goods manufacturing industry. Bengal is also coming up as the number one state in the same sector in the country and now, many factories from Lucknow are shifting to Bengal.She said that there was an investment proposal of Rs 9.5 lakh crore in the BGBS and investment of Rs 3.60 lakh crore is already getting implemented.”A big team from Germany attended the BGBS and they had also invited us to visit their country,” Banerjee said, adding that there was also requests for visiting Poland. The state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay had gone there. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDebashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary of the state IT and Electronics department, will be going to Silicon Valley. Banerjee, who will set out for her tour on September 16, will return to Kolkata on September 28.She further said that a group of ministers (GoM) and a committee of officers are being constituted to deal with any emergency situation and natural calamity in the state, during her visit to Frankfurt and Milan.She said: “We will always be available over phone. But the GoM will be able to tackle the situation here with proper coordination with the committee of officers, in case there is any emergency.” There are eleven ministers in the GoM, including state Education minister Partha Chatterjee, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim, Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari and Irrigation minister Saumen Mahapatra. Meanwhile, there are 15 senior officials of different departments in the Committee of Officers.In connection with natural calamities like flood, she said that there has been heavy rainfall in China and the water is entering Bhutan and then Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri. Similarly, water flows into the state from neighbouring states like Jharkhand as well.last_img read more

How an OldSchool Handyman Used an App to Repair His Business

first_img 3 min read Handyman Ramon “Ray” Gonzales III admits he was living up to his profession’s negative reputation: archaic business practices and scattershot reliability. Six months after launching Hey Ray Handyman in Nashville, Tenn., he was falling behind on trafficking and tracking invoices and estimates, communicating with clients and collecting payments. And he was showing up late for appointments. His makeshift mobile office—consisting of a dog-eared appointment calendar and loose-leaf notebook—wasn’t cutting it. “The way I was running my business was really old-fashioned, and I was losing a lot because of it,” Gonzales says. The fixSearching for a mobile app that could help, Gonzales discovered Breezeworks, an iOS and Android micro-business organizing program. For a monthly fee of $20, the app helps mobile solopreneurs, small-business operators and franchisees (up to 20 users) manage scheduling, appointments, client and internal communications, invoicing, payment processing and bid and job status. In other words, it puts the stuff that all service professionals—from plumbers to photographers to landscapers—see as necessary evils into the one tool that never leaves their side: their phone. The resultsGonzales knew he was onto something good when he received an alert from Breezeworks telling him he needed to be at a job in 45 minutes, and that given current traffic conditions it would take him 32 minutes to get there. “I arrived 10 minutes early, and the guy told me, ‘You’re my handyman from now on,’” he recalls.Admittedly tech-challenged, Gonzales says it took him less than an hour to get up and running on Breezeworks, and only a few days to get comfortable using the program. “It has saved me a lot of stress with handling appointments alone,” he says. “It has literally saved me hours, even days, of work a week with my receipts, my invoicing and my books. It keeps me organized and gives a professional front to my brand that I think really sets me apart from the competition.” A second opinionWith its ability to coordinate, automate and track essential business functions and customer touchpoints in a timely, professional fashion, all via smartphone, a mobile platform like Breezeworks provides an immediate competitive advantage in fields that are “always way behind the [technology] curve,” says Paul Sanneman, founder of Dream Business Coaching in Novato, Calif. Sanneman, who consults with construction contractors as well as other service professionals, believes the hardest part about Breezeworks is getting the tech-averse to change their behavior and actually use it. “If you’re in an industry that’s slow to adopt technology,” he says, “you can leap ahead of the competition for very little money, just by being an early adopter.”  March 26, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story appears in the April 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Register Now »last_img read more

Watch Out Pro Racers These Drones Just Learned to Fly Solo

first_imgEven when humans throw it challenges like this, the drone managed to complete 50 out of 50 laps without a collision. In fact, it bested a pro pilot the researchers brought in to fly the same course, who managed 45 out of 50, albeit at a greater speed—the human was an average of three times faster than the robot. “Drone pilots fly very, very aggressively,” says Loquercio. “They are more open to take risks, way less conservative than what our current approach is.”These thinky machines are conservative both by design and by limitations of the technology. Drones are expensive, and the researchers preferred to not destroy them—plus the neural network isn’t powerful enough to match humans’ blazing speeds. We’re talking about a lot of data the drone has to crunch on the fly.Impressively enough, though, the drone is already doing it all onboard, as opposed to tapping into a computer through Wi-Fi, thanks to more efficient neural network algorithms and a fairly burly processor—for a drone at least. And the machines will only get more powerful, and may soon match or best the speed of pro pilots, all while maintaining that coveted accuracy.This approach could also find its way into other applications in the robotic future. Our skies are about to fill up with drones, delivery drones in particular, that will have to avoid not just one another, but the many obstacles of the big city. If they just relied on static maps, it’d be chaos (read: drones colliding and plummeting out of the sky and onto our heads). Drones will have to more dynamically adapt to their surroundings to be safe and effective.For the nearer future, though, drone racers take note: the competition is about to get tougher. Just never make a mistake and you should be fine… But a new class of machines are beginning to sense their world more like we do. Boston Dynamics, for instance, makes the famous SpotMini robot dog. This machine doesn’t use lidar because lidar is computationally and energetically expensive. So instead, a handler remote-controls the machine through an environment as cameras capture its surroundings. Armed with this information, the robot can then walk the same route autonomously, using its cameras to eyeball a now-familiar world.This new drone system works in much the same way. You can’t bolt a bulky lidar on a drone and expect it to get off the ground, so this system also runs on cameras. The researchers trained the drones by, well, holding them and “flying” them through the obstacle course first (comical mouthed airplane noises excluded), like SpotMini first walking a route. This allowed them to collect images, tens of thousands of them. The researchers used all this data to train a neural network on how to fly through the obstacle course, not with a detailed 3-D lidar map, but with sight.When they let the drone loose, it could navigate autonomously using its onboard camera. “The drone receives an image from the camera and the neural network outputs, Hey drone, now you have to go two meters to the left,” says University of Zurich roboticist Antonio Loquercio, who helped develop the system. The drone is constantly taking in these images, processing them, and correcting its course, all based on its training on the neural network.[embedded content]Because the drone isn’t just relying on a static map of its environment, it’s better equipped to react to the unexpected. “During data generation, we moved one or two gates on the track and adapted the trajectory,” says roboticist Elia Kaufmann, also of the University of Zurich. In other words, part of the robot’s training was to deal with changes in the environment. [embedded content]These days any old schlub can pilot a drone without cratering it, what with good old autopilot tech, but there are drone pilots out there whose abilities push the limits of human cognition. Drone racing is a truly insane endeavor (now with its very own Drone Racing League!) with human pilots banking around corners and through obstacles at over 100 miles per hour, navigating it all through the craft’s onboard camera. It takes an almost unimaginable amount of coordination—but, alas, even this highly skilled job is in danger of automation.Researchers have developed a system that allows drones to autonomously navigate an obstacle course of gates with 100 percent accuracy—that is, the robots don’t crash into something and explode. Not only that, because of the clever way the researchers trained the drones, the machines can adapt if a wily human moves a gate mid-run, completing a course that looks different than when they started. They run a bit slow at the moment compared to human pilot, sure, but they’ll only get faster from here.[embedded content]When you think about robots roaming the world, you probably think first of self-driving cars. These can only work because engineers first use lidar to coat the world in beams of light, mapping it in fine detail. This helps the machines localize themselves in the static environment—trees and buildings and such.last_img read more

Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week

first_img Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Ethiopian official says plane crash report due this week By: The Associated Press Share ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian official said a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 157 on March 10 will be made public later this week. The final report may take months to complete but a preliminary report may be released “anytime soon,” said the spokesman for Ethiopia’s transport ministry.“A date has not been set but it will be released later this week,” Mussie Yiheyis told The Associated Press Tuesday, adding that a high ranking government official will announce the preliminary result. “The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, France’s BEA and an Ethiopian Transport Ministry department have been conducting the investigation,” he said. “It has been conducted as per International Civil Aviation Organization rules and regulations.”On Monday, Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa, had trained on “all appropriate simulators,” rejecting reports that they had not been adequately prepared to handle the new aircraft.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaThere is speculation that the software could have contributed to the crash as well as to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max, a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October.Regulators say both planes had similar erratic flight paths shortly after take-off, an important part of their decision to ground the roughly 370 Max 8 planes around the world.The Ethiopian transport ministry spokesman explained that Ethiopia has led the investigation into the crash with assistance from U.S. and French investigators as part of the rules of the International Civil Aviation Organization.Ethiopian Airlines, widely seen as Africa’s best-managed airline, had been using five of the Max 8 planes and was awaiting delivery of 25 more. The airline has not made a decision on whether or not to cancel that order.Boeing is updating the plane’s anti-stall software and has invited more than 200 pilots, technical experts and regulators to its factory in Renton, Washington, for a briefing. Tags: boeing, Crash, Ethiopian Airlines << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Electricity rates regulator says drop em utility companies say raise em

first_imgElectricity rates for Costa Rican consumers are likely to change next month, but whether they’ll go up or down is anybody’s guess.The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) is considering a general cut in electricity rates for October thanks to recent savings from lesser-than-expected dependence on the country’s expensive thermal power plants. If the cut is approved, rates for customers of the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) could drop by 3.5 percent starting next month.However, ICE and two other public utility companies have recently filed requests to increase the rates they charge customers. In August, the National Power and Light Company requested permission to raise its rates — by up to 35.5 percent — for its 500,000 customers mostly in the San José metropolitan area.The Administrative Electricity Service of Cartago has requested to raise rates for its customers by 26.7 percent. And last Friday, ICE filed a request to raise rates by 8.27 percent for its 700,000 customers. The agency said its operating costs had risen and that it needed to purchase electricity from private generators.In its petition to ARESEP, ICE said it needed to generate additional revenue in order to buy ₡30,133 million ($55 million) in electricity from private generators and spend ₡14,814 million ($27.4 million) for maintenance work on its distribution lines.ICE also said it needs to spend ₡20,167 million ($37.3 million) to pay off debts and expand its power generation plan for next year, including to increase service coverage across the country.ICE’s director of Financial Planning, Francisco Garro, said Friday that in spite of the rate hike request, the public electricity company would keep the government’s promise to maintain tariffs at below ₡91 ($0.17) per kilowatt-hour for the rest of the year.Currently, ICE’s residential customers pay ₡81 ($0.15) for the first 200 kwh and ₡145.48 ($0.27) for additional kilowatt-hours, according to ARESEP data. Facebook Comments Related posts:Regulatory Authority approves lower electricity rates starting October Costa Rica’s main electricity supplier asks for big rate hike Electricity rates to rise 19 percent in January Electricity rates for ICE customers to drop in Januarylast_img read more

Only in Costa Rica the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

first_img6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In other words, it looks otherworldly enough to strike fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned nature buff.But creeping through the palm forests of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific is another insect that even the eerie-looking spiders have nightmares about. Found only in Costa Rica, the Hymenoepimecis argyra parasite wasp doesn’t just kill orb spiders. It also takes over the spiders’ minds and forces them to do its bidding. Also known as the “zombie wasp,” H. argyra uses a cocktail of mind-altering chemicals and poisons to force the orb spider to serve as a host and first meal for its offspring.After mating, the mother zombie wasp begins searching for a suitable orb spider host. Once she finds a host, she injects a toxin into her chosen orb spider to paralyze it, then secures one egg to the spider’s abdomen. Once the paralysis wears off, the orb spider carries on normally, unaware that there is an egg on its stomach. The orb spider remains unaware of its fate even after the larva hatches from the egg and pokes holes in its host’s belly to feast on the spider’s hemolymph (the spider-version of blood). Left: A golden orb weaver’s normal web.Right: A zombified weaver’s web custom-built for a wasp cocoon. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)The larva stays on its host’s stomach, sucking its blood for several weeks until it is ready to pupate, the next stage in the insect’s development toward adulthood. To do this, the wasp larva needs a stable spot to build a cocoon. Rather than leave its host to build its cocoon, the wasp larva builds it in the spider’s web. But the traditional orb spider web isn’t strong enough to hold up a cocoon, so the baby wasp injects a mysterious unidentified chemical into the spider that forces it to change its weaving habits.Instead of building the elaborately patterned web characteristic of the species, orb weavers under the spell of the zombie wasp only get through the first several steps of their normal web weaving process, repeating those steps over and over to create a small center platform with four reinforced supports that holding it up. Once the web is done, the zombified spider crawls to the web’s center where it waits patiently while its parasite molts, sucks the spider dry and hurls its carcass out of the web. Using its custom-built cocoon web, the wasp larva spins its cocoon where it will live for several more weeks before emerging as an adult.Originally published on Oct. 4, 2014. Read more “Into the Wild” columns here. Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:The zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José Looking back: A microscopic wasp and other amazing Costa Rica wildlife stories Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legendslast_img read more


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newly recruited Laldinliana started the game in place of Lalrinzuala K Lalthathanga Yugo Kobayashi and Lalbiakthanga David and Ionescu alongside captain Alfred Jaryan manned the midfield and William Lalnunfela played the lone striker upfront and Leonce Dodoz and Lalmuankima flanked from opposite sides of the pitch League leaders Minerva made no changes from their last match Paulo Menezes’ boys started the game on a upbeat mode as they forced the away team in their own half David Ionescu and Alfred dominated the midfield but the Minerva defence was a hard nut to crack for the Highlanders David’s freekick from 35 yards was met by Afghan defender Saighani but caused no trouble for Minerva goalkeeper Dagar Leonce Dodoz was lively on the right side but could not break down Minerva’s defence as well The home side dominated the ball possession but could not carve out a clear-cut goal scoring chance William Opoku tried his best to break down Aizawl’s defence but without the usual support from Chencho his effort went into vain Saighani tapped the first goal of the match in the 21st minute but it was ruled out by the official owing to a foul on a Minerva defender much to the dismay of the loud Aizawl supporters Opoku’s shot drifted away from goal and Aidara header form Chencho’s freekick flew a few foot away form Aizawl’s goalkeeper Avilash Pual’s goal Both the teams were scoreless in the first 45 minutes Sukhdev Singh tried his best from his long throws but those were perfectly dealt by Aizawl defenders Aizawl continued to dominate the game and scored the first goal of the game in the 72 minute The ball from David’s corner was guided to the far post of Minerva’s goal by defender Kareem Omolaja to leave goalkeeper Dagar completely stranded Minerva’s coach Khogen Singh introduced Moinuddin who scored the equaliser against Mohun Bagan towards the end of the game but the home side struck again to dash the hopes of Minerva Man-of-the-match Dodoz danced past Minerva’s defender and slide the ball to Romanian midfielder Ionescu who made no mistake as he slotted home his first goal of the season Minerva pulled one back in the added time as Girik Khosla made the best out of the defensive lapses but there was no time left for the away side to equalise as the referee blew the whistle seconds after Khosla’s goal Following the win Aizawl FC jumped to the sixth spot with seven points from four matches whereas Minerva continue to enjoy the pole position with 13 points from six games Aizawl FC will now travel to Kozhikode to lock their horns against Gokulam Kerala FC on Sunday while Minerva will play the Keralite outfit on 6 January Raipur: Privatisation is a dirty word in large swathes of socialist India So it would take an extremely brave person or a madman to hand the management of a community asset like a river to a private company But that’s what the Digvijay Singh government in Madhya Pradesh did in 1998 when they contracted out a 236-kilometre stretch of the Shivnath River in Durg district to Radius Water Ltd (RWL) to build a barrage and supply water to a nearby industrial estate Twenty years on the controversy over the original decision refuses to die down The new state of Chhattisgarh inherited the project and both successive governments one led by Ajit Jogi of the Congress and the other by Raman Singh of the BJP have stood firmly behind it File image of the Mahanadi river Wikimedia Commons That despite a scathing report by the state legislature’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in 2007 that described the terms of the Radius water contract as a plunder of public assets and called for the arrest of the officials involved The 345-kilometres Shivnath River is Mahanadi’s largest tributary It originates in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and joins the Mahanadi River near the small town Shivrinarayan in Chhattisgarh The Radius project arose from the Madhya Pradesh government’s efforts to attract industry to the area Factories in the proposed Borai industrial park needed water but the government lacked the funds to build the requisite infrastructure Under a Rs 9-crore project MP Aydhyogik Kendra Vikas Nigam (MPAKVN) contracted RWL to build a barrage on the Shivnath River and supply up to 30 million litres per day (mld) to factories in Borai RWL would operate the storage and distribution infrastructure for 22 years after which the entire asset would be transferred to MPAKVN (now its successor Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation or CSIDC) at no cost RWL gained exclusive rights to supply water to the Borai industrial park and the CSIDC was obliged to provide the company land needed to build project-related infrastructure free of cost CSIDC would purchase water from RWL and sell it to factories in Borai Construction was completed in two years and operations began in January 2001 Borai then housed two medium-scale units and their combined water requirement was between 114 and 25 mld But CSIDC under the agreement had to compulsorily buy 4 mld to make the project viable It was the water-pricing formula however that did CSIDC in Bad business ignored too long According to the latest report of Chhattisgarh’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) between fiscal 2011 and 2015 CSIDC paid RWL between Rs1595 and Rs 1736 per kilolitre In this 5-year period CSIDC also paid the government’s Water Resources Department between Rs1053 and Rs2517 per kilolitre taking its cost of water to anything between Rs2671 and Rs4158 per kilolitre But CSIDC supplied the water to its industrial clients at a steep discount at rates ranging from Rs1812 to Rs2126 per kilolitre Unsurprisingly CSIDC incurred a cumulative loss of Rs 306 crore over this period As the PAC report of March 2007 observed “(This) is in the view of committee a conspiracy done with an ill motive to put the administration in a situation of non-profit It’s a conspiracy done with bad intention and (it’s) very rare to find such (an) example in (a) democratic system” But 11 years later the PAC’s recommendations remain a dead letter Says RWL director Kailash Soni “This is a very old story and has already expired long back as the project has nothing wrong (with it)” Adds Tokhan Sahu parliamentary secretary for irrigation in the Chhattisgarh government “Shivnath’s privatisation is no more an issue The required amount of water needed for farmers is supplied by us The Opposition parties spread rumours and try to defame the BJP government” Speaking of the government’s unwillingness to act Ramchandra Singhdev a former finance and irrigation minister and member of the PAC says “How to exploit the natural resources of state can be seen in BJP governance anywhere in Chhattisgarh The government should explain that in the Shivnath matter under whose pressure or what allurement has the file been kept closed for eight years” Farmers’ pumps nets seized RWL has always maintained that under the terms of the contract people living on the banks of the river along this 236 kilometres stretch have no right to its water whether for drinking or irrigation If the villagers draw water for any reason it’s the responsibility of CSIDC to compensate the company The company has repeatedly seized electric pumps belonging to farmers The company has also confiscated the nets of local fishermen on its stretch of the river Mahmara village is most affected by RWL’s operations Sivakumar Nishad former sarpanch of Mahmara village recalls how farmers and fishermen of the area had fought a long battle over water "Earlier we used to mine sand from Shivnath river It was a huge source of income for the panchayat but due to Radius Water the work was completely closed Besides this there was a graveyard there that was submerged If someone dies in the rainy days it is difficult to conduct a funeral Radius Water opens the dam gates whenever they want due to which danger always prevails” Says Gautam Bandopadhayay of Nadi Ghati Morcha a river activist working in Chhattisgarh “Shivnath is not Chhattisgarh’s but India’s first river to be privatised Those dependent on the river have no law to protect their rights The gates to privatisation has been opened Next will be the Kelo river in Raigarh Shabri in Dantewada and Maniyari in Bilaspur Rivers like Indravati Arpa Kharun and Mahanadi are already supplying industry We don’t have an equitable water policy” Chhattisgarh goes to the polls this December and considering the RWL contract is up for renewal inOctober2020 the Shivnath issue is bound to loom large once again (Vandana Agrawal is a Raipur-based freelance writer and a member of101Reporterscom a pan-India network of grassroots reporters) would make an appearance on the show playing to a capacity crowd of more than 15 Out of the 85 reserved seats Caste assertion has not been the strategy of the BJP Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik (60kg) What is the producers next step if we recast Dr life more abundant for the people of the 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