Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The fight over Wahoo has spanned decades in Cleveland.Every year, groups of Native Americans and their supporters have protested outside the stadium before the home opener in hopes of not only getting the team to abolish Chief Wahoo but to change the Indians’ nickname, which they feel is an offensive depiction of their race.Those dissenting voices have been met with fans devoted to preserving Chief Wahoo’s place in team history. The Indians’ resurgence in the mid-1990s helped spur a downtown renaissance in Cleveland.The NFL’s Washington Redskins have come under similar fire to change their logo and nickname but so far have resisted. Last year, a Supreme Court ruling in another case cleared the way for the Redskins to preserve the trademark on its logo. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ LATEST STORIES FILE – In this June 19, 2017 file photo, members of the Cleveland Indians wear uniforms featuring mascot Chief Wahoo as they stand on the field for the national anthem before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. The Cleveland Indians are taking the divisive Chief Wahoo logo off their jerseys and caps, starting in 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)CLEVELAND — Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year.The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season, a move that will end Chief Wahoo’s presence on the field but may not completely silence those who deem it racist.ADVERTISEMENT “Nonetheless, the club ultimately agreed with my position that the logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use in Major League Baseball, and I appreciate Mr. Dolan’s acknowledgement that removing it from the on-field uniform by the start of the 2019 season is the right course.”Under growing pressure to eliminate Chief Wahoo, the club has been transitioning away from the logo in recent years. The Indians introduced a block “C″ insignia on some of their caps and have removed signs with the Wahoo logo in and around Progressive Field, the team’s downtown ballpark.National criticism and scrutiny about the Indians’ allegiance to Chief Wahoo grew in 2016, when the Indians made the World Series and Manfred expressed his desire to have the team eradicate the symbol. Earlier in that postseason, a lawsuit was filed while the club was playing in Toronto to have the logo and team name banned from appearing on Canadian TV. That court case was dismissed by a judge.The Indians’ bid to host the 2019 All-Star Game, which it was ultimately awarded, further heightened debate over Wahoo.“We have consistently maintained that we are cognizant and sensitive to both sides of the discussion,” Dolan said. “While we recognize many of our fans have a long-standing attachment to Chief Wahoo, I’m ultimately in agreement with Commissioner Manfred’s desire to remove the logo from our uniforms in 2019.”ADVERTISEMENT Abueva finally shows up at Gilas practice John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Associated Press was informed of the decision before an official announcement was planned for Monday by Major League Baseball.After lengthy discussions between team owner Paul Dolan and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Indians are taking the extraordinary step of shelving the big-toothed, smiling, red-faced caricature, which has been used in used in various expressions by the team since 1947.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, the American League team will continue to wear the Wahoo logo on its uniform sleeves and caps in 2018, and the club will still sell merchandise featuring the mascot in Northeast Ohio. The team must maintain a retail presence so that MLB and the Indians can keep ownership of the trademark.“Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Manfred said in a statement. “Over the past year, we encouraged dialogue with the Indians organization about the club’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo. During our constructive conversations, Paul Dolan made clear that there are fans who have a longstanding attachment to the logo and its place in the history of the team.
Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Froome loses Tour lead to Aru, Bardet wins 12th stage Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Cignal’s diminutive defensive ace Jheck Dionela was the conference’s Best Libero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Rhea Dimaculangan and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERPetron Blaze Spiker Aiza Maizo-Pontillas is no stranger to winning individual awards.And she added another hardware to her collection Thursday night, taking home the MVP in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference Thursday after helping Petron dethrone F2 Logistics in five sets, 26-24, 24-26, 24-26, 25-23, 15-11, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera “But I will still work hard to show that I deserve the MVP.”Maizo-Pontillas’ teammate and fellow UST alum Rhea Dimaculanagan, meanwhile, won the Best Setter award.READ: Petron blanks F2, closes in on PSL titleMika Reyes also took an individual trophy for Petron, winning the 2nd Best Blocker Award while silver medalist Mary Joy Baron was named the Best Blocker.Foton teammates EJ Laure and Jaja Santiago won the Best Outside Spiker and Best Opposite Spiker trophies, respectively, while F2 Logistics’ Ara Galang was named the 2nd Best Spiker.ADVERTISEMENT “I think I’m more pressured right now because I won the MVP,” said Maizo-Pontillas, who won several MVPs when she bannered University of Santo Tomas in the Shakey’s V-League.READ: Petron claims PSL All-Filipino title, sweeps F2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMaizo-Pontillas likened her MVP trophy to being part of the national team, as immense pressure comes along with with both distinctions.“This MVP trophy is like being named to the national team because not only does it bring pressure but the expectation for you to perform well is also there,” said Maizo-Pontillas, who had 14 points in the title-clinching game. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend
Ravichandran Ashwin, on the sidelines of winning the International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017, revealed that Virat Kohli is the best dancer in the Indian team.”Virat and Suresh are the best dancers and singers,” Ashwin spoke about the liveliness in the dressing room.Kohli was last seen dancing and enjoying himself at Yuvraj Singh’s wedding along with girlfriend Anushka Sharma. Kohli has never been shy of dancing and is always seen displaying his moves in various parties of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.Ashwin is a part of the 15-man squad that is set to defend their ICC Champions Trophy title in England from June 4.On being asked about the kind of wickets he is expecting and the team’s mindset regarding the competition, Ashwin said, “Limited overs format is generally not for bowlers. I expect placid wickets. I believe the way to handle pressure is to take one game at a time and we’re not thinking about being defending champions.”Ashwin also spoke about the changes in ODI rules and how he plans to work around them.”There have been a lot of changes to the ODI rules. There is no point of going with same skills. I have been applying my mind to it all and hopefully I will be able to give something new,” Ashwin said.Ashwin missed out on this season of the Indian Premier League due to sports hernia and has been out of action for quite sometime.advertisementOn being asked if loss of game time makes a difference, Ashwin said, “The question of match practice will be up to practice games now. I needed the break to attend to injury but I have been training in the break.”Ashwin went on to praise the effects of IPL on domestic cricket and said, “IPL has only done good for Indian cricket and the international players also echo same feeling.”
It was a heartbreaking moment for Indian cricket fans when MS Dhoni got run out in the nail-biting semi-final against New Zealand. Now, an emotional post is viral on Internet claiming that even the cameraman on the ground couldn’t stop himself and cried on Dhoni’s dismissal.The post has a photo collage of four images three show a crying cameraman and one is a picture of Dhoni leaving the field after his dismissal. India Today’s Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found the claim to be false. The man in tears is actually an Iraqi photojournalist who cried on the defeat of Iraq in the AFC Asian Cup football tournament 2019.The misleading post spread like wildfire on social media. Online shopping portal Bewakoof.com uploaded the post on its official Facebook handle on Thursday. The post has been liked by more than 20,000 users and shared almost 1,000 times at the time of filing this story.The archived version of the post can be seen here.A simple reverse search tells the truth behind this photo. The official Twitter handle of Asian Cup posted the viral photo in January this year and identified the man as an Iraqi photographer.Passionate. Emotional moment for an Iraqi photographer during the Round of 16 clash against ! #AsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/KZoXsp1N4U#AsianCup2023 (@afcasiancup) January 24, 2019We also a found a tweet of journalist Steven Nabil, according to which the man in the viral picture is an Iraqi sports photographer named Mohammed al Azzawi. Azzawi cried after Iraq lost to Qatar in the Round 16 of Asian Cup 2019.advertisementIraqi sports photographer Mohammed AL Azzawi trying to finish his work through tears after Iraq lost to Qatar in a heartbreaker. To the world soccer is a sport , to Iraqis, it’s everything.. pic.twitter.com/R7ulO5o5NR Steven nabil (@thestevennabil) January 24, 2019A news report of Fox Sports also narrated the same story. Boom Live has also debunked this misleading post.ALSO READ | Fact Check: Pakistan YouTuber instigates communal hatred with false factsALSO READ | Fact Check: Shanghai police drill video goes viral as shooting of three Uyghur Muslims INDIA TODAY FACT CHECK ClaimCameraman on the ground cried after Dhoni’s dismissal in the semi-final against New Zealand.ConclusionThe man is an Iraqi photojournalist who cried after Iraq lost to Qatar in the Asian Cup this year.JHOOTH BOLE KAUVA KAATEThe number of crows determines the intensity of the lie.1 Crow: Half True2 Crows: Mostly lies3 Crows: Absolutely false If you have a story that looks suspicious, please share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on the WhatsApp number 73 7000 7000
Australia thrash Pakistan by 80 runs in 3rd ODI to clinch seriesPakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Australia produced a solid all-round show to outclass Pakistan by 80 runs in Abu Dhabi and took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.advertisement Reuters Abu DhabiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 08:18 IST Pakistan vs Australia 3rd ODI: Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa starred with the ball. (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia bowled out Pakistan for 186 for an 80-run victoryAaron Finch (90) and Glenn Maxwell (71) starred with the batAdam Zampa picked 4 wickets while Pat Cummins got threeAustralia cruised to an 80-run victory over Pakistan in the third one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Captain Aaron Finch fell 10 runs short of becoming the first Australian to score three consecutive ODI centuries but negotiated difficult conditions to help his team finish with a decent total of 266-6.The right-handed opener made 90 off 136 deliveries before Glenn Maxwell stepped up the scoring rate with a 55-ball 71 on a pitch that offered more assistance to the bowlers than the last two matches in Sharjah.It was Maxwell’s highest ODI score in over two years, giving him an edge in intense competition for the middle-order batting spots for the World Cup starting on May 30 in England and Wales.PAKISTAN VS AUSTRALIA 3RD ODI: AS IT HAPPENED”It wasn’t the easiest wicket to start on,” Maxwell said. “Once I got through that, it got easier.”We’ve been really focused about what we want to do here. We want to build on this momentum … It’s been a continual build for our team since last year, and we’re starting to get it right.”Finch, whose role as a captain was questioned a month ago because of his form slump, has responded with 479 runs in his last six one-day innings.The 32-year-old was perfectly placed for a 14th hundred in the 50-overs format but holed out to leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the 42nd over.Maxwell and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey (25 not out) added a quickfire 61 for the sixth wicket as Australia hit 90 in the last 10 overs.advertisementChasing a target of 267, Pakistan were rattled by a testing new-ball spell from Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, who removed opener Shan Masood, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Rizwan with just 16 runs on the board.Imam-ul-Haq and captain Shoaib Malik shared a 59-run partnership for the fourth wicket before the Australian spinners stepped up.Part-time off-spinner Maxwell trapped Imam lbw for 46 and Nathan Lyon removed Malik for 32, leaving Pakistan on the brink of a fourth straight defeat in the format.Leg-spinner Adam Zampa hurried through the tail with a career-best ODI spell of 4-43 to bowl out Pakistan for 186 in the 45th over.The win was Australia’s sixth in a row after their 3-2 comeback victory in the series in India this month. The fourth one-dayer will be played on Friday in Dubai.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Pakistan vs AustraliaFollow Pakistan vs Australia 3rd ODIFollow Aaron FinchFollow Glenn MaxwellFollow Pat CumminsFollow Adam Zampa
World Cup 2019: Joe Root is the glue that holds England together, says Eoin MorganEngland’s Joe Root scored a magnificent century which helped his side claim a victorious win over a headstrong team like West Indies in a crucial World Cup 2019 encounter in Southampton on Fridayadvertisement Reuters SouthamptonJune 15, 2019UPDATED: June 15, 2019 09:20 IST England batsman Joe Root scored a stunning century against West Indies (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEngland beat West Indies by 8 wickets on Friday in SouthamptonJoe Root hit his 2nd 100 of World Cup 2019 against West IndiesWith his century, Root became the highest run-scorer at World Cup 2019England captain Eoin Morgan heaped praise on batsman Joe Root whose polished century led the team to an emphatic eight-wicket Cricket World Cup victory over West Indies on Friday.Root was pushed up the order to open after Jason Roy sustained a hamstring injury, and he responded with his second century of the tournament as the hosts secured their third win in four matches.”Exceptionally pleased, I think he is now the highest run scorer in the tournament,” Morgan told a news conference.”He’s scored two hundreds. He’s such an important player for us. He is the glue that holds everything together.”Root struck 11 fours and faced only 94 balls in his 100 not out as England strolled to a target of 213 with nearly 17 overs to spare, fuelling their hopes of winning the World Cup for the first time.”It’s probably a side of his batting that has got better over the last two or three years that people haven’t seen a lot of, his expansive game,” Morgan said.”He never seems to go at less than a run a ball. You look up, he is going at more than a run a ball and it is exceptionally good to watch. To see him come out and be in this form and continue it is brilliant.”Morgan was forced to leave the field after suffering a back spasm and could be a doubt for England’s next game, against Afghanistan on Tuesday.”It’s sore,” Morgan said. “I’ve had back spasms before. We think it is another back spasm. It normally takes a few days to settle down.”advertisementRoy also limped off, giving England another headache.”He had a tight hamstring so he will go for a scan tomorrow and probably it will take 48 hours before we have the results,” Morgan said.England fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took three wickets each as West Indies were dismissed for 212, and Morgan was delighted to have genuine quicks at his disposal.”I think it’s been one of the trends of the tournament,” he said.”A lot of the teams have bowlers who can bowl quite quickly. We are very fortunate we have three guys that can touch 90 mph. It’s something that we are going to use. It will be a strength of ours.”West Indies captain Jason Holder was left to rue another inconsistent performance from his team, who are sixth in the standings following their second loss and in danger of missing out on the semi-finals.”We were showing glimpses of what we can produce here in this tournament so far and also in the recent past and in the past generally,” Holder said.”It is just a matter of bringing it together for long periods, stringing together a complete game and being consistent.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: India won’t be overconfident because of 6-0 record vs Pakistan, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Indian team will beat Pakistan 7 out of 10 times, says Kapil DevAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow England vs West IndiesFollow Joe RootFollow Eoin Morgan Next
If we’ve learned anything from the now infamous United Airlines debacle, it’s that dragging battered and bloody passengers from a plane is a less than ideal way to reconcile an overbooked flight situation. However, the incident (and others like it) sparked a broader conversation about the concept of overbooking in general.Like it or not, most flights in modern aviation history have sold more tickets than the plane can accommodate (some airlines like JetBlue do not oversell, however). It’s a relative secret of the industry that many passengers are surprised to learn. The first tip to “surviving” an overbooked flight is to be prepared so that you can use it to your advantage.Don’t Volunteer (to Be a Sucker)On any overbooked flight, airlines are required by the Department of Transportation to request volunteers. However, the compensation provided to volunteers is an open negotiation directly between passengers and the airline. They may try to bump you for a $100 voucher and a promise to put you on the next flight. Some travelers may be just fine with this. However, it can pay (sometimes handsomely) to hold out for more. Remember, it’s a negotiation, so start high with the compensation you’re willing to accept. It’s also critical to read the fine print on such vouchers as some expire in just a few months and/or carry heavy restrictions (e.g. no international travel, strict blackout dates, etc.). For that reason alone, consider demanding a check instead.Bumped Passengers Get PaidInvoluntarily bumped passengers are afforded straightforward federal protections. Airlines are required to get passengers to their final destination within an hour of their scheduled flight or substantial compensation kicks in:Between 1-2 hours late (1-4 hours on international flights), airlines pay twice the original one-way fare, up to $675.More than 2 hours late (4-plus hours if flying internationally), airlines pay four times the one-way fare, up to $1,350.Status is a Good ThingThe order in which passengers are bumped is entirely at the whim of each airline. Most consider unaccompanied minors, military members, travelers with disabilities, or those who can prove “severe hardship” last. However, many airlines also list loyalty program status as a consideration. Bottom line: It pays to be in the airline’s club. Even if you’re not a frequent flyer, joining their free loyalty program could place you below non-program members when it comes time to start kicking (or dragging) passengers off the plane.Don’t Cash That CheckLastly, that compensation check you receive from the airline is your final bargaining chip in any overbooked situation. Once you cash it, you’re all but waiving any future rights to negotiate. If your out-of-pocket expenses were more than what the airline compensated you for, you can always call and consult further with their complaint department. Or, as an absolute last resort, take them to court.Once you work through this mess and finally board a plane, treat yourself to this travel-themed playlist:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Article originally published April 18, 2017. Last update April 27, 2018. What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Could You Handle a Marathon, 20-Hour Nonstop Flight? 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras
Story Highlights The National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) is now in the process of assessing proposals and applications for the Science and Technology Research and Development Fund. Dr. Wheatley said that the applications are being assessed based on merit of what it can do to improve the lives of Jamaicans, including creating employment opportunities or contributing to national development. The National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) is now in the process of assessing proposals and applications for the Science and Technology Research and Development Fund.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, said the Commission has received several promising applications, for which they have hopes of seeing a number of products coming to market.The Minister further added that the hope is to also see these businesses providing well-needed employment to Jamaicans.Dr. Wheatley said that the applications are being assessed based on merit of what it can do to improve the lives of Jamaicans, including creating employment opportunities or contributing to national development.The $30-million research and development fund will allow Jamaicans with their products, researchers employed to a higher educational institution or to a public or private non-profit research organisation or unit to get financial assistance.“The Fund was created as part of a [structured] approach to ensure that Jamaica develops the sciences through research and development,” the Minister said.“We as a Government need to invest in research and development, and would also like to see the private sector do the same,” he added, explaining that as a society “we rely too heavily on imported products instead of producing for our own consumption”.Dr. Wheatley said that Jamaicans have the inherent capacity to be innovative and creative, so the Government is investing in the people.Calls for proposals were made by the Ministry in April 2017.
zoom Dredging NZ has been fined $79,500 and ordered to pay $42,000 in reparation after the death of a worker, crushed on a dredging barge in West Park Marina, Auckland, on 19 November 2013.Peter Bateman died after being crushed between an excavator and the wall of a hopper, on a barge being skippered by Brent Darrach.Dredging NZ was sentenced on 21st of July in Auckland District Court after pleading guilty to a charge laid by Maritime New Zealand under section 6 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, that as an employer it failed to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of employees at work.In May, Darrach was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $18,000 after pleading guilty to a charge under section 19 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, that as an employee he failed to take all practicable steps to ensure no action or inaction of himself while at work harmed any other person.The accident happened when Bateman left the barge he was operating to board Darrach’s barge to travel as a passenger a short distance to the wharf.The barges are moved by using the excavator arm to pull and push off the seabed. Bateman died when the excavator rotated, crushing him between the back of the excavator and the hopper wall.Dredging NZ had no protocols for operation of the vessels, particularly where passengers were involved. The danger zone within the turning area of excavator was not marked on the barge and Bateman was standing within this area when the accident occurred, Maritime New Zealand said.“There was no designated place on board where passengers were directed to sit, and no procedure for the operator to follow to ensure passengers, or nearby personnel, were well clear of any hazards,” Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch said.“Alternatively, the company could have had in place a policy ensuring that passengers were not carried on barges while they were operating.“This was a tragic event that could have been avoided if appropriate safety systems were in place.”
develop an impaired driving countermeasures course; provide resources to train an additional 48 Datamaster technicians to operate breathalyser equipment throughout the province; purchase 20 additional screening devices to help front-line officers detect and process impaired drivers and 10 in-vehicle video cameras, which allow officers to capture and retain relevant evidence when interacting with impaired drivers. “Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada,” said Insp. Matt Lowther, officer in charge of traffic services with the RCMP in Nova Scotia. “Police in Nova Scotia are working together in various operations to stop impaired drivers and make our roads safer year round.” Mr. Scott said these measures are in addition to other provincial efforts to stop impaired driving, including the spring 2008 launch of the alcohol ignition interlock program; changes to the graduated licensing program which require that drivers with less than five years’ experience have a zero blood alcohol content; and awareness campaigns aimed at educating young drivers about the consequences of driving while impaired. The province is introducing new enforcement and training programs and purchasing state-of-the-art equipment in the fight against impaired driving. In December, the province will launch a one-year integrated impaired driving enforcement pilot project in southwest Nova Scotia. It will involve the establishment of a dedicated, joint RCMP–municipal police mobile unit that will target impaired drivers and other offenders. Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said the pilot program complements other government initiatives to provide safer streets and communities for all Nova Scotians. “What so many people commonly call road accidents are often preventable events, especially those caused by impaired driving,” said Mr. Scott. “The enforcement and training initiatives and new equipment will target those who continue to get behind the wheel while impaired.” In addition to the integrated impaired driving enforcement pilot project, the province will also:
OTTAWA – Moments from Canada’s colourful — and sometimes dark — past came back into focus Monday as federal politicians and former prime ministers of all partisan stripes gathered in the House of Commons to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s first Parliament.House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan encouraged current members of Parliament to imagine what it was like on Nov. 6, 1867, when the country’s first lawmakers gathered in Ottawa.“Imagine the enormity of the task before these first parliamentarians … facing the monumental challenge of governing a vast and sprawling country still in its infancy,” Regan told the Commons.“Any democracy worthy of its name is always a work in progress, and it is our duty as parliamentarians to build on the foundations laid by those first members of Parliament who established the country that it is our privilege to serve.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminded former and current parliamentarians of several noted events since that time — both good and bad — that have shaped Canada into what it is today.“Within these walls, Canada has been reborn countless times,” Trudeau said as he recalled how previous governments made strides in human rights, introduced universal health care, abolished the death penalty and gave same-sex couples the right to marry.The prime minister also acknowledged some “dark and shameful moments” in Canada’s history, such as the introduction of the residential schools program that aimed to assimilate Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.“Let us be women and men of principle and of humility, for we have been bestowed the responsibility to serve and we must do so honourably,” Trudeau said.“Let’s never lose sight of the fact that we’re all here for the same reason, to make our country better, to improve the lives of the people were serve. We may have different ideas on how to get there, but there is always common ground — and if we work together, we will find it.”Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called the Parliament of Canada much more than merely bricks and mortar. And while Scheer also acknowledged some dark moments in Canada’s past, he said there were more good moments than bad over the last 150 years, culminating in a country that is the envy of the world.“That we who have been entrusted with the governance of Canada have sometimes failed should not be surprising,” said Scheer.“This chamber may be made of wood and stone but the men and women who give it its life are hewn from the crooked timber of humanity…. These chairs have supported patriots and heroes, but also a few rogues.”Former prime ministers John Turner, Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney and Paul Martin were among those who watched and listened from the Commons visitor’s gallery as tributes were read into the official record to mark the anniversary. Earlier in the day, the four men sat together and shared a few memories with Regan and former Commons speakers as they celebrated the moment.“This room is not about us as members of Parliament; this room is about democracy, it is about Canada,” said Green party Leader Elizabeth May. “We are very tiny in this space because our role is to represent something far bigger than ourselves. We are here for Canada.”
America Ferrera has taken a stand on International Women’s Day.“Today, on International Women’s Day, there’s a lot we can be proud of when it comes to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls everywhere,” wrote Ferrera in an email to supporters of the Clinton Foundation. “But the truth is, we still have so much more to do. Take the fact that women around the world still don’t have equal pay, or that nine countries around the world don’t provide for paid maternity leave.“When you look at the facts, you have to ask yourself: Where do we really stand when it comes to gender equality? The answer is: We’re just not there yet.“In a symbolic act, the Clinton Foundation, and a multitude of partners are temporarily removing women from images we see every day to show that we’re not there yet on gender equality. I’m taking a stand with them and you can too.”Yesterday, March 8, was International Women’s Day, and the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project engaged in a collaborative effort to raise awareness that women are “not there” yet on issues of gender equality. For the entire day, the media landscape was eerily devoid of women, and the public was directed to NOT-THERE.org to learn why.“We are taking a collective stand that full participation for women and girls anywhere and everywhere remains the unfinished business of the 21st century,” said Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton. “By knowing the facts and what has worked and hasn’t worked to advance gender equality, we can accelerate the pace of change for women and girls — both at home and around the world.”NOT THERE, which was created in collaboration with award-winning agency Droga5, coincides with the release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report, a 20-year data driven review on the status of women and girls since 1995, when Secretary Clinton called on the international community to ensure that “women’s rights are human rights.” At NOT-THERE.org viewers are able to see the facts on gender equality in full focus and are encouraged to learn more and explore the interactive series of data visualizations created by No Ceilings.Condé Nast, for the first time in history, removed the cover images on Vogue, Glamour, SELF, Allure, Teen Vogue, W, and Brides and directed readers to NOT-THERE.org to learn about gender equality. On Clear Channel Outdoor’s Times Square billboard, the largest digital ad display in North America, Beats by Dre removed images of women and directed tourists from around the world to visit NOT-THERE.org. Invaluable advertisements from Unilever brands Dove and TRESemmé, Under Armour, kate spade new york, the New York City Ballet, and many more removed women and directed audiences to NOT-THERE.org. Additionally, the NOT THERE campaign and No Ceilings data was featured in Snapchat’s newly launched “Discover” platform as a day-long takeover of Snapchat’s “Snap Channel.” And, iHeartMedia radio stations across the country launched an on-air NOT THERE campaign that played clips by iconic female artists – sans the female vocal track.“I think sometimes the media gives the false impression, through its visual imagery, that women are treated equally in the global conversation. It is important for us to correct that impression, even symbolically on March 8, to move the conversation forward and create real change,” said Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.Once on NOT-THERE.org, visitors are greeted by the voices of Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Jenny Slate, Padma Lakshmi, and Sienna Miller, who came together in a sharable video to inspire Americans to learn the facts on gender equality and inspire action on a global scale.
Almost 90% of consumers want their wireless carriers to halt their data use abroad when they’ve spent a maximum of $50 on international data roaming fees, says a new study.Trying to calculate megabytes of data used while outside Canada can leave consumers confused and with cellphone bill shock, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre said Monday.“Consumers understand dollar limits in terms of how much it’s going to look like on my bill when I get back from vacation or travel,” said Janet Lo, legal counsel for the consumer advocacy group.We’re really trying to prevent this scenario where a consumer comes home and gets their bill and it’s much higher than they had expectedThe survey also found that about 90% of consumers said they had received a bill that was much higher than expected for international data roaming, which includes emailing, texting, using maps or other applications or surfing the Internet on their devices.“We’re really trying to prevent this scenario where a consumer comes home and gets their bill and it’s much higher than they had expected,” Lo said from Ottawa.Major wireless carriers such as Telus, Bell and Rogers said they already advise their customers via text message of international roaming rates on their cellphones and send notifications when consumers have hit certain megabyte limits for data usage.“A dollar limit would give consumers that control they really seek,” said Lo, adding that’s how data roaming is calculated in Europe.Lo noted that 44% of those surveyed prefer to leave their device turned off when they travel, while 16% left it at home.The CRTC could include how wireless carriers notify customers of international roaming rates in its new wireless code of conduct, she added.“We’re looking for consistent practices between all wireless carriers.”The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is developing a national code of conduct for wireless carriers. The goal is to have consumers better understand their rights and wireless companies know their responsibilities.The commission is expected to issue a draft code by the end of next month, after which a second round of online consultations will be launched. Public hearings are set to begin in February.Telus spokeswoman Donna Ramirez said Telus already gives its customers notifications about how much data is being used when they’re outside the country.“We automatically give customers the lowest pay-per-used rates when they’re travelling abroad,” she said.Telus’s customers are notified when they use 10 megabytes of data and are asked if they want to continue using data, Ramirez said.Ten megabytes of data would allow a cellphone user to, for example, download to two songs, do some emailing and pull up a couple of web pages.“We can all be doing much more from an education perspective to be helping customers understand what happens when they’re roaming,” Ramirez said from Toronto.Bell spokesman Jason Laszlo said Bell has been sending travelling customers a text message advising of local roaming rates since 2009.“To ensure customers don’t come home to a larger than expected bill, upon reaching 100 MB of usage, data roaming service is suspended and can be restored either at the customer’s request or automatically after 30 days from the start of their data roaming,” Laszlo said.This service has included customers travelling to the United States since the spring, he added.Rogers said it agrees with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre that international roaming should be affordable.“We notify customers the moment they enter a roaming zone by sending them a text message which outlines the cost of pay-per use roaming and provides the option to purchase packages,” spokeswoman Patricia Trott said.In 2011, Canadians were paying some of the highest prices in the world for wireless data service while away from their home turf, suggesting there isn’t enough competition in this country, said a report by the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation.The Canadian Press
Great Plains Energy to buy Westar for about $8.6 billion NEW YORK, N.Y. – Great Plains Energy is buying rival Westar for about $8.6 billion, creating one large power provider in Kansas and Missouri with more than 1.5 million customers in.The two companies say the combination will lower their costs and help reduce rate increases for customers.Great Plains Energy owns Kansas City Power & Light, which provides power in Kansas and Missouri. Westar’s customers are in Kansas.Kansas City, Missouri-based Great Plains Energy is offering $60 in cash and stock for each share of Westar. The companies value the deal at about $12.2 billion, when debt is included.Shares of Great Plains Energy Inc. fell $1.62, or 5.2 per cent, to $29.38 in morning trading Tuesday. Shares of Topeka, Kansas-based Westar Energy Inc. rose $4.24, or 8 per cent, to $57.16. by The Associated Press Posted May 31, 2016 9:54 am MDT Last Updated May 31, 2016 at 11:26 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The erection of the statue of ancient Spartan King Leonidas on Sparta Place in Brunswick has caused an uproar with some local traders in Brunswick. The statue that was created in Greece by sculptor Petros Georgariou, is already on its way to Australia, and its unveiling will take place at the end of November. The cities of Sparta, Greece and Moreland are sister cities and the placement of the statue is part of this relationship. The street had been renamed Sparta Place back in 1987 to commemorate the beginning of the sister cities’ relationship. In a report published in The Age last week local traders raised various concerns and objections regarding the statue. One of them was the cost of the undertaking. The City of Moreland is funding most of the cost at $20,000 with the prefecture of Laconia in Greece and the Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne Victoria Leonidas, covering the rest of the cost including transportation and the construction of the statue’s base estimated at over $10,000. The city, however, has already paid $60,000 for another artwork that is featured on Sparta Place. The artwork is comprised of five different columns of steel construction about 4 metres high that finish off with a classical Greek column detail and include a myriad of pots and pans. The artwork, named New Order, was commissioned to represent the historical past of Brunswick with its pronounced Greek presence while adjoining its urban present.Traders also object to the fact that they were not engaged in a consultation process by the Council. The Mayor of Moreland, Cr Lambros Tapinos, explained to Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) that the traders had been informed despite the fact that the city was not obligated to do so. “From the first moment that the two cities became sister cities it was always discussed and the idea of having a bust of King Leonidas was always on the agenda. Unfortunately, it hasn’t happened sooner but certainly the Pallaconian community group has been waiting for this for over 20 years,” Cr Tapinos emphasised.As for the current situation Cr Tapinos was categorical that the traders were aware of the City’s plans to erect the statue. “It is a fact that for the selection of the other artwork that is displayed on Sparta Place they [traders] had a more active participation but that selection had not gone through a City Council meeting decision, which is something occurred with the statue of Leonidas,” Cr Tapinos clarified.One of the traders who had taken part in the committee for the election of the New Order artwork was Mariana Hardwick who is opposing the erection of the King Leonidas statue. But she stressed to NKEE that she had opposed the New Order artwork as well. Mariana Hardwick who owns a well known wedding gown couture business prides herself as the person who was instrumental behind the recent revitalisation of Sparta Place.“….[my objections] have nothing to do with the statue or whether it is Greek, or Italian, or Middle Eastern, it has to do with the fact that what we want in the precinct is more public amenities and what we keep getting is statues,” Mrs Hardwick said. She insisted that the selection of the New Order artwork was not what she had asked for and rushed to add that what she would like to see happening in Sparta Place is some sort of a garden, vegetation or a water feature. The Mayor of Moreland responded by saying that trees have already been planted in Sparta Place and that the lack of sunlight makes Sparta Place an inappropriate space for a garden. He also underscored that water features in “times of water restrictions are not the best message to send to the community.”Another trader, Tamara Veltre said to NKEE that she does not oppose the erection of the King Leonidas statue on Sparta Place but merely believes that the spot that has been chosen will not do the statue any justice. “I just want to make it clear that we have absolutely no objection to King Leonidas, he is a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds, but we’re objecting basically to the location which we think is ill considered and we’re objecting that there’s been lack of due process by the Council,” Mrs Vletre said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Stay on target CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanAntidote to Deadly Box Jellyfish Venom Discovered In 1996, scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute successfully cloned a female domestic sheep using nuclear transfer.More than 20 years later, the first primate clones made by somatic cell nuclear transfer were born. And they’re adorable.Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, genetically identical long-tailed macaques, were hatched six and eight weeks ago, respectively, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Neuroscience (ION).Named after the adjective “Zhōnghuá,” which refers to the Chinese nation or people, the wee siblings help usher in a new era of research with customizable populations of genetically uniform monkeys.“There are a lot of questions about primate biology that can be studied by having this additional model,” lead researcher Sun Qiang, director of the Non-human Primate Facility at ION, said in a statement.“This will generate real models,” he continued. “Not just for genetically based brain diseases, but also cancer [and] immune or metabolic disorders, and allow us to test the efficacy of the drugs for these conditions before clinical use.”The technical milestone was published this week in the journal Cell.Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are not the first primate clones. That honor goes to Tetra, a rhesus monkey made in 1999 using the simpler method of embryo splitting (which is how human twins are formed).The more complex somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)—used nearly 22 years ago to create Dolly the sheep—requires researchers to remove the nucleus from an egg cell and replace it with another nucleus from differentiated body cells. The reconstructed egg then develops into a clone of whatever donated the replacement nucleus.“The SCNT procedure is rather delicate, so the faster you do it the less damage to the egg you have,” according to project supervisor Muming Poo, director of the Academy’s Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology. “It takes a lot of practice; not everybody can do the enucleation and cell fusion process quickly and precisely, and it is likely that the optimization of transfer procedure greatly helped us to achieve this success.”Unlike other mammals like mice or dogs, monkey cells have proven resistant to SCNT. Until Sun & Co. introduced epigenetic modulators, which turn on or off the genes that inhibit embryo development.Success also hinged on the age of donor cells: Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are clones of the same macaque fetal fibroblasts; cells from adult primates resulted in death only a few hours after birth.“We tried several different methods but only one worked,” Sun said. “There was much failure before we found a way to successfully clone a monkey.”Researchers plan to continue improving their technique, while monitoring Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua (who may have more cloned macaque friends soon!) for physical and intellectual development. Currently bottle fed, the babies are growing normally compared to others their age.(I’ve inquired about more photos/videos of the furry munchkins. Because who doesn’t want to see more of those wide-eyed babes?) Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS SERIOUSLY DEPRESSED Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Under the theme “Depression let’s talk” and in observance of the day the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit partners with Gracebay Pharmacies and Scotia Bank. There was Depression Screening, neck massages and an information booth set up at Scotia Bank main branch yesterday between 9 am and noon.Today at all Gracebay pharmacies there will be information booths, promotion of aroma therapy, calming teas, acupuncture and massages at the main gracebay pharmarcy and Depression screening at all pharmacies from 2pm – 4pm. Depression screening will also be offered at the government clinics at the hospitals on Grand Turk and Provo from 9am to 12 noon.Activities will be carried out throughout the month that will involve all other islands.#worldhealthday2017#tcihealth#depression#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcihealth, #worldhealthday2017, depression
The Wolverhampton Wanderers defender knows the importance of continuing to adding points to their cause in the EPLThe Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently in the eleventh position in the English Premier League table with 16 points.The team has been able to get four wins, four draws and only lose four times this season.And for defender Conor Coady, there’s only one option at the club: to win games.“We want to win games, it’s as simple as that,” he told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s about winning football matches but sticking to the way we do things, to stay in our shape, to be organized, to talk to each other and when we get the ball to try to play as much as possible.”“I was lucky in that I played in a Liverpool team alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jon Flanagan, Andre Wisdom, and Suso and you knew that these players were special,” he added.“I think you have to recognize where you are as a player. I knew I had to go out to learn – to sit around at Liverpool wasn’t going to do me any good.”“For me, dropping down to League One and then getting into the Championship with Huddersfield was the right pathway. It was one where I knew I had to learn, I had to get better if I wanted to get any higher and I think that mentality’s helped me,” he explained.
Citation: Researchers use quantum entanglement to improve differential interference contrast microscopy (2014, February 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-quantum-entanglement-differential-contrast-microscopy.html Illustration of (a) LCM-DIM and (b) the entanglement-enhanced microscope. The red and blue lines indicate horizontally and vertically polarized light. (c), (d) and (e) The change in the signal while the sample is scanned. Credit: arxiv.org/abs/1401.8075 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Physics team entangles photons that never coexisted in time Besides offering a way to create sharper images, the new technique might also prove useful for looking at material that is easily damaged by strong light—it might also lend itself to other types of measuring devices such as interferometers. © 2014 Phys.org More information: An entanglement-enhanced microscope, Nature Communications 4, Article number: 2426 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3426 . On Arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.8075AbstractAmong the applications of optical phase measurement, the differential interference contrast microscope is widely used for the evaluation of opaque materials or biological tissues. However, the signal-to-noise ratio for a given light intensity is limited by the standard quantum limit, which is critical for measurements where the probe light intensity is limited to avoid damaging the sample. The standard quantum limit can only be beaten by using N quantum correlated particles, with an improvement factor of √N. Here we report the demonstration of an entanglement-enhanced microscope, which is a confocal-type differential interference contrast microscope where an entangled photon pair (N=2) source is used for illumination. An image of a Q shape carved in relief on the glass surface is obtained with better visibility than with a classical light source. The signal-to-noise ratio is 1.35±0.12 times better than that limited by the standard quantum limit. Explore further Journal information: Nature Communications (a) Atomic force microscope (AFM) image of a glass plate sample (BK7) on whose surface a ‘Q’ shape is carved in relief with an ultra-thin step using optical lithography. (b) The section of the AFM image of the sample, which is the area outlined in red in (a). The height of the step is estimated to be 17.3 nm from this data. (c) The image of the sample using an entanglement-enhanced microscope where two photon en- tangled state is used to illuminate the sample. (d) The image of the sample using single photons (a classical light source). Credit: arxiv.org/abs/1401.8075 Scientists have been using a type of microscope that relies on reading information from pairs of photons reflected off of a surface for several years. The difference between the information provided by each of the photons (the difference in phase) allows for creating an image. The result is stunningly sharp ultra-close-up images of three dimensional surfaces (such as microchips or microorganisms). Until now, however, the resolution of this type of microscopy—known as differential interference contrast microscopy—has been limited by the standard quantum limit—which is based on the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Scientists have also known for some time that if entangled photons were used instead, they could bypass that limit and create images with better resolution. In this new effort, that’s exactly what the researchers have done.The reason that using entangled photons allow for more information is because measuring one gives information about the other, which results in more information obtained than from two un-entangled photons. The researchers tested this theory by replacing the part of the microscope that emits photons, with one that emitted entangled photons—with it in place they etched the letter “Q” into a glass plate and then proceeded to create an image of it using their new and improved microscope. In so doing, they found an improved signal to noise ratio of 1.35—which can be seen by the naked eye when comparing photographs of the same etching done by both the new and old method. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Hokkaido and Osaka Universities in Japan has used quantum entanglement of photons to improve image results created using differential interference contrast microscopy. In their paper published in Nature Communications, the team describes how they used entangled photons to enhance an image taken of an etched (to a depth of just 17 nanometers) letter “Q” on a glass plate, and how much improvement was observed.
Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 2 min read Pop-up ads are, at best, a nuisance or, at worst, delivery systems for corrupting viruses that have signaled many a hard drive’s demise. In reflecting on the Internet’s 25th anniversary, Ethan Zuckerman, the creator of the code behind the very first pop-up ad, wants to say that he’s sorry. Zuckerman, the director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media penned an essay for The Atlantic on how advertising became the web’s predominant business model, and what that means for internet users today, especially when it comes to privacy.Related: OkCupid Founder: ‘If You Use the Internet, You’re the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments’Zuckerman writes the idea for the pop-up ad came about while he was working for the web-hosting service Tripod.com in the mid-90s. “The model that got us acquired was analyzing users’ personal homepages so we could better target ads to them. Along the way, we ended up creating one of the most hated tools in the advertiser’s toolkit: the pop-up ad.””It was a way to associate an ad with a user’s page without putting it directly on the page, which advertisers worried would imply an association between their brand and the page’s content. Specifically, we came up with it when a major car company freaked out that they’d bought a banner ad on a page that celebrated anal sex. I wrote the code to launch the window and run an ad in it. I’m sorry. Our intentions were good.”Related: How to Stop Google From Using Your Name and Face in AdsZuckerman argues that while an ad-supported Internet lowers financial barrier to entry, making it possible for platforms like Facebook and Twitter to build the sizable communities they have now, he sees the model as inherently broken. His suggestion is to move more widely towards a subscription model that would encourage people to pay to use the sites they love, while taking targeted data collection and surveillance out of the equation.Tell us: Do you think Zuckerman is on the right track? How do you feel about online advertising? August 15, 2014 How Success Happens Listen Now