October 18, 2019

Chris Daughtry To Rock TJ Martell Foundation New York Golf Classic

first_imgThe TJ Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer & AIDS Research has announced the New York Golf Classic to be held Monday, July 20, 2015 at Hudson National Golf Club in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.International recording artist and American Idol alum Chris DaughtryThe event will feature a special musical performance by international recording artist and American Idol alum Chris Daughtry. The event will start with Registration & Lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. Scramble, Shotgun Start and a 5 p.m. Reception & Musical Performance.“I am thrilled to be a part of such an important event with the T.J Martell Foundation and look forward to seeing all these great golfers on the links. It is going to be a great day!” says Daughtry.“We’re so pleased to have a beloved artist like Chris Daughtry performing at this year’s New York Golf Classic,” says CEO Laura Heatherly. “This is a fabulous opportunity for golf lovers to come out to play one of the best courses in the country, enjoy some great music and raise much-needed funds for prostate cancer.”The T.J. Martell Foundation funds innovative prostate cancer research at Columbia University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.At this year’s event, the Foundation will be presenting Mitchell Benson, M.D., Emeritus Chair, Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center with the Scientific Achievement Award for Excellence in Prostate Cancer Research. “We’ve made significant progress in prostate cancer treatments and quality of life for patients over the past five years. My colleagues and I commend the T.J. Martell Foundation for their continued support and appreciate their demonstrated commitment to funding innovative research,” says Dr. Benson.Hudson National Golf Club was rated one of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in America in 2014” by Golf Digest. The golf club opened in June of 1996 and quickly forged a national reputation around its traditional design, supreme conditioning, and spectacular Hudson River views. Hudson National hosted the 2004 Metropolitan Open, August 23-26, making it the first club ever to host three Metropolitan Golf Association events in its first eight years. It has also held The Carey Cup (1996) and The Metropolitan Amateur (2001). The Met PGA Championship was contested here in 2000.For more event information as well as tickets and sponsorships, please call the New York office at 646.841.1394, email Gregory Plage at newyork@tjmartell.org or visit tjmartell.org.last_img read more

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Pujara should be India’s number four in ODIs: Sourav

first_imgKolkata: As the conundrum for India’s number four slot in the batting order continues, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has a unique suggestion for the same — Cheteshwar Pujara. India have tried several batsmen at the same position but are yet to finalise on one name. But according to Ganguly, Pujara could be the answer to the puzzle. “See, I am going to say something that might not sound believable to many viewers and a lot of people might laugh at my suggestion,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by a news channel. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenHowever, Ganguly did admit that Pujara’s fielding could be a cause for concern but his prowess with the bat could help India. “For me, Cheteshwar Pujara should be India’s No. 4 in ODIs. His fielding might be a bit weak but he is a very good batsman. I know people will be shocked by my claim but if you want a quality batsman who is better than the options India has tried off late, I think Pujara is the best choice,” he explained. “I believe Pujara has the capability to perform the role that Rahul Dravid used to for India in ODIs earlier,” he said. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery”But this would have been my decision and I know a lot of people won’t agree with me on this. Sometimes, you need solidity in one-day cricket and Pujara provides you with that in ample measure. Especially, when your top three batsmen are so capable and are scoring a mountain of runs,” he further said. Another area which is still up for grabs is the second choice wicket-keeper. In that position, Ganguly backed Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik despite the southpaw’s indifferent series against Australia. Explaining the reason behind his choice, the 44-year-old said: “I would back Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik,” he added. “The latter has played a lot of cameos but we haven’t seen him play a big innings while pulling the team out of trouble like Kedar Jadhav does for India. So, if I have to choose one amongst the two, I would go for Pant as he is a player of the future.” “But it is quite possible that none of either Pant or Karthik are selected for the World Cup. The way they have backed Vijay Shankar recently, it is possible that none of the two frontline backup wicket-keepers will make it to England. So in the event that Shankar is chosen, only one amongst K L Rahul, Pant and Karthik will be selected,” Ganguly concluded.last_img read more

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SecretaryGeneral expresses hope that Israel will allow more items to enter Gaza

24 December 2009After Israel’s announcement that it will allow glass into Gaza following United Nations requests to repair homes damaged during last year’s fighting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced hope that this will pave the way for other much-needed materials to enter the area. Nearly one year has passed since the start of the three-week Israeli military offensive, with the stated aim of ending rocket attacks by militants operating in Gaza.Operation Cast Lead killed over 1,400 people and injured 5,000 others, also reducing homes, schools, hospitals and marketplaces to rubble.Just yesterday, a UN independent human rights expert underlined in a statement that building materials necessary to repair the damage resulting from the heavy bombardment and artillery assaults could not enter Gaza. Richard Falk, the Special Rapporteur for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, also blamed the blockade for continued breakdowns of the electricity and sanitation systems due to the Israeli refusal to let spare parts needed for repair get through the crossings.UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters today that the Secretary-General hopes the decision to allow glass into Gaza “will be followed by further imports of needed material for reconstruction.”In a report issued last month, Mr. Ban stressed that the blockade of vital supplies has devastated Gaza’s economy and “has also severely impaired the realization of a wide range of economic, social and cultural rights, as well as civil and political rights.”An independent fact-finding mission concluded that both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants were guilty of serious human rights violations during Operation Cast Lead. The probe, led by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former prosecutor at UN war crimes tribunals, was set up at the request of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. Its findings were endorsed last month by the General Assembly. read more

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Closing Bell TSX falls on weaker commodities US budget talk concerns

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was lower on Thursday as gold stocks were weighed down and concerns developed over comments made at the federal budget talks in Washington.Here are the closing numbersTSX —12,189.17 -63.92 -0.52%S&P 500 —1,419.45 -9.03 -0.63%Dow —13,170.72 -74.73 -0.56%Nasdaq — 2,992.16 -21.65 -0.72The S&P/TSX composite index fell 63.92 points to end the session at 12,289.17, with commodities-heavy sectors contributing most to the decline. The TSX Venture Exchange was off 11.35 points to 1,173.59.The Canadian dollar fell 0.01 of a cent to 101.54 cents US.The TSX gold sector fell 2.8% as February bullion dropped against the U.S. dollar. The contract fell $21.10 to close at US$1,696.80 an ounce.Goldcorp Inc. shares dropped 3.2%, or $1.22, to $36.41.Crude oil prices for January backed off 88 cents to US$85.89 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, helping to pull down the energy sector 0.5%.And copper prices also fell, with the March contract on the Nymex dropping 5.6 cents to US$3.66 a pound.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials dropped 74.73 points to 13,170.72, while the Nasdaq shed 21.65 points to 2,992.16 and the S&P 500 dropped 9.03 points to 1,419.45.In Washington, House Speaker John Boehner said that the White House was so resistant to cutting government spending that it risked pushing the country off the “fiscal cliff.”The cliff scenario involves an end-of-year deadline when automatic spending cuts and tax increases are set to take place. With economic growth already weak, the worry is that the two moves would push the U.S. back into recession, sending shockwaves around the world.President Barack Obama said that a deal was “still a work in progress.” Asked about Boehner’s assertion that he was waiting to hear more from the president, Obama said only, “Merry Christmas.”The developments appeared to leave traders with mixed feelings about whether a deal to avert the cliff will come to fruition before the end of the year.“We all know they’re going to take it to the last minute,” said Allan Small, senior adviser at DWM Securities.“If they could get something done prior to Christmas it would be fantastic, the problem is we know how these politicians work … and unfortunately it looks like they’re going to take this right to the wire.”In U.S. economic data, the Commerce Department said Americans spent more on autos, electronics and building supplies in November, pushing retail sales up 0.3% last month. That offset a 0.3% decline in October.And the U.S. Labor Department said fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, the fourth straight weekly decline. The seasonally-adjusted figure of 343,000 was the lowest level in two months and the second-lowest total this year.The data on declining unemployment applications, which suggests that companies are cutting fewer jobs, comes after the Federal Reserve for the first time ever tied its interest rate policy to unemployment as it aggressively attacks joblessness in the U.S.The Fed said Wednesday that it will keep its key short-term interest rate near zero at least until the unemployment rate drops below 6.5% and inflation rises to 2.5%.On the TSX, shares of Research In Motion gained more than 3.5% after the company said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will be launching a pilot program with its smartphones using the new operating system BlackBerry 10, likely in January. Its stock was up 49 cents to $13.63.Sobeys supermarket operator Empire Company Ltd. reported a 19.5% increase in fiscal second-quarter profits to $93.3 million or $1.37 per share, compared with net income of $78.1 million or $1.15 per share in the second quarter last year. Shares of the company fell $1.66 to $59.85.Here’s the news investors were watching today:EU reaches landmark banking union dealPrimero Mining to buy Cerro ResourcesEncana, PetroChina form $2.18-billion joint ventureON DECK FRIDAYCANADA8:30 a.m.Manufacturing sales and orders (October) New motor vehical sales (October) UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Consumer price index (November) 8:58 a.m.Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI (December) 9:15 a.m.Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization (November) read more

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CAE forecasts 255000 new pilots needed by 2027 onethird in North America

By Ross MarowitsMONTREAL — A report by Montreal-based flight training provider CAE says airlines around the world will need 255,000 new commercial pilots over the next decade, a third of whom will be required in North America.CAE’s report says there are about 290,000 commercial pilots working now, but 440,000 will be needed by 2027.It says 105,000 will be needed just to replace pilots who retire in addition to 150,000 new pilots to meet growing global demand.CAE says Asia will continue to be a hot spot, with new routes to accommodate a growing middle class, particularly in India and China.In all, the company says 70 new pilots will have to be trained daily globally to meet the demand, which the International Air Transport Association projects will grow be 4.2 per cent annually until 2027.The number of planes in service is expected to rise from 25,000 this year to 37,000 in 10 years.“If we don’t do anything here we’re going to face literally a lack of pilots,” CAE chief executive Marc Parent said in an interview from the Paris Air Show.Last year, 20,000 new pilots were trained by the industry at airline-focused flight academies, universities, military and small regional flight schools. That is expected to increase to 25,000 per year by 2027, with a growing percentage coming from academies, CAE said.The CAE report is in line with other pilot demand studies conducted by Boeing and Airbus, which forecast demand at 617,000 and 530,000 over 20 years. read more

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ABB successfully commissions gearless mill drive system at Tecks Carmen de Andacollo

first_imgABB’s gearless mill drive system should improve energy efficiency and provide increased process availability at Teck’s Carmen de Andacollo copper mine. ABB has successfully completed the commissioning of a 13.4 MW gearless mill drive (GMD) system for the Hipogeno project. The GMD powers an 11 m SAG mill at the mine in central Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is an open-pit truck-and-shovel operation at an elevation of 1,000 m, adjacent to the town of Andacollo, some 55 km southeast of La Serena and 350 km north of Santiago. Teck holds 90% of the mine, with the remaining 10% held by Empresa Nacional de Minería, a Chilean government entity.ABB’s deliveries comprised an entire GMD system including transformers, ring motors and a complete E-house. With a GMD acting as a variable speed drive, mills start smoothly without any mechanical stress. GMDs provide maximum control over the grinding process and allow for adjustments, meeting customer requirements for process efficiency and flexibility. ABB gearless mill drive systems provide improved energy efficiency, superior reliability, increased process availability, and an extended life span for all equipment. They allow bi-directional operation, have integrated frozen charge protection and offer positioning and creeping without an auxiliary drive. The mine’s expanded production capacity will be 80,000 t/y of fine copper.ABB and Teck have had a long and successful collaboration over the years. Marcelo Cifuentes, head of electrical maintenance at Teck, states: “ABB’s solution has helped us to successfully transition from a solvent extraction and electro-winning (SX-EW) plant that has an annual production of about 20,000 t of fine copper type “A” to a concentrator plant that will produce around 80,000 t/y of fine copper. The transfer to this new technology, incorporating the same workers in SX-EW, has been a milestone for us and for the community, since much of the workforce in Carmen de Andacollo comes precisely from Andacollo Town.”last_img read more

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UTV Ireland is to be relaunched as the female orientated Be3

first_img 29,076 Views Bill Malone has nothing to say as yet regarding redundancies from utv Ireland #tv3 pic.twitter.com/hoDczHnXdR— Cianan Brennan (@ciananbrennan) December 6, 2016 Short URL Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 1:44 PM Current affairs programmes such as Tonight With Vincent Browne and Pat Kenny Tonight will likewise remain on the main channel.3e’s rebrand as the group’s entertainment channel will see it play host to “ratings winners” like Big Brother, I’m a Celebrity, Graham Norton and Jonathan Ross.Be3 meanwhile, as part of its “female focus” will be showing second viewings of the soaps, together with shows such as Midsomer Murders, Loose Women, and Benidorm.The group’s daily three hours of children’s programming will also move to the new station.News output across all three channels will be delivered by a new centralised “news hub” called, not surprisingly, 3News Ireland.A third studio is also set to be opened on the station’s Ballymount campus in January.The rebrands announced today were widely flagged in advance. 86 Comments UTV Ireland is to be relaunched… as the “female orientated” Be3 There has been no official word as yet on potential redundancies from UTV Ireland. Source: Cianan Brennan/Twitter By Cianan Brennan TV3’s new director of programming Bill Malone Source: TheJournal.ieTV3 IS SET to relaunch UTV Ireland as a “female orientated” channel called Be3.The announcement was made today at a media briefing in Dublin for the TV3 group’s plans for 2017.In tandem with the launch of the new channel, the existing TV3 channels – the eponymous station and 3e – are to be given rebrands to position the channel as reaching to three specific demographics.TV3 will be seen as the “grown ups channel” according to new Director of Programming Bill Malone (ex-RTÉ). Source: Cianan Brennan/Twittercenter_img Dec 6th 2016, 1:44 PM Source: Cianan Brennan/Twitter TV3 Group officially acquired the troubled UTV Ireland last week.  Malone could not be drawn on the details of the redundancies that are expected to hit the station.Employees of the station have been briefed as to what their future holds and what opportunities may be available, Malone said.As a “consultation process” with those employees is under way it would not be appropriate to discuss the issue further, he said.“Staff have been briefed and press releases have put everything on public record, but I’m very mindful and respectful of the situation of those UTV Ireland employees,” Malone added.Malone could not be drawn on whether or not a number of new roles available at TV3 are likely to be filled by UTV Ireland employees.UTV Ireland will cease broadcasting on 8 January, with Be3 launching the following day.Read: Sergeants and inspectors vote overwhelmingly to accept pay dealRead: Theft of €1 million racing dog ‘is Shergar story of greyhound industry’ Share589 Tweet Email1 Most importantly, utv Ireland is to become Be3, a “female orientated” channel pic.twitter.com/mi8mYbcQqr— Cianan Brennan (@ciananbrennan) December 6, 2016 The rebrand will see all three channels likewise sporting new logos.The formerly “unloved, underserved” 3e will become the “fun” channel, while Be3 will be “female focused” and incorporate family programming.“TV3 will become the premium channel, the grown up channel, and 3e will become, well, what TV3 is now,” said Malone.TV3 thus will show the group’s ‘flagship’ content, including Red Rock, Gogglebox Ireland, Celebrity Masterchef, and soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale. #tv3 launching three new brands today says new director of programming Bill Malone. Note the new logo pic.twitter.com/Vqi6HLqzbr— Cianan Brennan (@ciananbrennan) December 6, 2016 http://jrnl.ie/3122597 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday Oct 11 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowTrump signs Sullivan bill aimed at reducing plastic waste in oceanLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The “Save Our Seas” law encourages the executive branch to take up the problem of plastic waste internationally. It was sponsored by Sullivan and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.AVCP passes one resolution in annual convention, tables othersKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelAssociation of Village Council Presidents delegates passed only one resolution at this year’s annual convention, and it came from the regional non-profit itself.State receives federal funds to help tribal courtsJohanna Eurich, KYUK – AnchorageThe state of Alaska now has some federal funds to advance a program to use tribal courts to handle misdemeanor crimes.Alaska delegation urges Pompeo to take up transboundary mining concernsJune Leffler, KSTK – WrangellPompeo will soon be in bilateral meetings in Ottawa later this month.Nome city manager placed on administrative leave after harassment claimEmily Hofstaedter, KNOM – NomeCity Manager Tom Moran has been placed on administrative leave after a Nome citizen raised claims of harassing behavior during Monday night’s City Council meeting.Anchorage airport looks at building a new cargo handling centerNathaniel Herz, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageManagers of the Anchorage airport are looking into construction of a big new warehouse to help boost the volume of air cargo shipped through the city.‘A Normal Life’: Navigating life after tragedyZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAuthor Kim Rich was just 15-years-old in Anchorage when police told her that her father had been killed. Years later, while working for the Anchorage Daily News, Rich wrote about growing up with a parent immersed in Anchorage’s sordid pre-pipeline underworld, which was eventually adapted into the book ‘Johnny’s Girl.’Alaska plans changes to how it taxes marijuanaAssociated PressThe state of Alaska is changing how it taxes marijuana in response to industry concerns.Rocket launch planned at Kodiak’s Pacific Spaceport ComplexAssociated PressCalifornia-based Astra Space Inc. has scheduled a commercial rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island.Bristol Bay red king crab quota down 35 percentAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamCrabbing in the Bering Sea starts next week. The Bristol Bay Red king crab, Bering Sea snow crab, and Bering Sea tanner crab fisheries open on October 15th. News about population health is mixed. While, snow crab stocks are on the rise, king crab and tanner crab are declining.Red Mountain B.C. gold mine nears approvalJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauCritics worry about long-term storage of tailings upstream from Portland Canal.last_img read more

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Dia Mirza announces separation from husband Sahil Sangha after 11 years of

first_imgIANSBollywood actress Dia Mirza shocked her fans when she announced her her separation from husband and business partner Sahil Sangha after 11 years of togetherness. She said that they will continue to be friends with each other adding that they will not be commenting further on this matter. “After 11 years of sharing our lives and being together, we have mutually decided to separate. We remain friends and will continue to be there for each other with love and respect. While our journeys may lead us down different paths, we are forever grateful for the bond that we share with each other.”We thank our family and our friends for all their love and understanding and members of the media for their continued support and request everyone to respect our need for privacy at this time. We will not be commenting any further on this matter,” Dia Mirza wrote on Instagram.  Dia MirzaInstagramDia Mirza and Sahil Sangha had tied the knot on October 18, 2014.last_img read more

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RAB prepares digital database of 253000 criminals

first_imgRapid Action Battalion (RAB) has prepared the largest ever digital database of over 2,53,000 identified criminals, including a large number of militants.The database contains 150 types of information such as photographs, biometric finger prints, irises and previous criminal records and punishments in criminal offences, according to official sources.”The particulars of the criminals, readily available in the database, are helping us a lot to prevent and combat crimes, particularly militant activities,” director general of RAB, Benazir Ahmed told BSS.RAB started preparing the database in 2011, with inclusion the information of the militants arrested by the force and the prisoners who were sentenced to various jail term under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).Trained operators of RAB visited 64 jails out of 67 prisons (except three of hilly districts) across the country to collect basic information of the criminals for preparing the database. The officials also trained a number of jail officials to help them preparing the list of the criminals.Currently, the RAB officials concerned are adding related information to the main server of the database in one minute of arrest of any criminal or militant by the anti-crime elite force.A code number is allocated for each of the criminals. All the information about a criminal comes out in few seconds after pressuring the particular code number.RAB has assigned trained personnel at all its battalions and crimeprevention teams to upload data to its main server at the headquarters in Dhaka. The database is able to detect the persons who commit crimes with using different identities.The force has also detected 1100 such people who committed crimes in different names after matching their information with the criminal database.It has obtained access to the database of the NID (national identity card) to know criminal involvement of a person through verification of his information from the NIDs.Work is going on to get access to MRP (Machine Readable Passport) database and drivers’ license database of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to get the similar information.RAB also introduced Jail Inmate Database on February 7 in 2016,incorporating 200 types of data of 58,000 criminals, who was in jail even for a single day. The database preserved biometric finger prints of 10 fingers of both hands and iris scan of the criminals.Previous crime records, types of crimes, punishments, name of criminals, their addresses and professions are also included in this database.Communication and Management Information System (MIS) wing of the anti-crime elite force prepared the database with the help of the prison authorities.A main database server and a recovery server have been installed at the RAB headquarters, with having connectivity through optical fiber to 67 prisons across the country.The database also obtained access to the NID wing of the ElectionCommission (EC) while the process to collect information from the MRP wing is also underway.It has been built in such a way that the RAB director general and the inspector general of prisons will receive text messages once on the information of an inmate in any jail in the country included to the database.The database also enables authorities to monitor the status of criminals and condition of the prisoners in 67 jails at a single click.RAB is giving training to prison officials to make them efficient to operate the system effectively.last_img read more

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SETI telescope array suspends operations due to financial constraints

first_img Built in 2007, at a cost of $50 million (half of which came from its namesake, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen), the array, located north of San Francisco, is comprised of 42 dishes and is connected to 64 quad-core Dell 6100 servers, donated by Dell, Google, and Intel, that sift through 100 to 200TB of data each day in hopes of finding a sign of non-terrestrial signals.The array has been put into hibernation mode, with a skeleton crew to keep it from deteriorating, while SETI looks for new sources of cash. Until now, its operating funds have come from the state of California (the University of California, Berkeley is responsible for operating the ATA) the National Science Foundation, NASA and other private donors. But as California and the rest of the nation suffered through hard economic times, so too did SETI as donations dwindled and budgets were cut. So, instead of adding more dishes (350 were originally planned) and putting the source code for the data scanning algorithms on the “cloud” via Amazon, the group is instead scrambling to simply stay alive.Tom Pierson, CEO of the SETI Institute, which is based in Mountain View, California, broke the news in an open letter to donors, posted April 22; and Franck Marchis, astronomer and a Principal Investigator for SETI, confirmed the mothballing of the ATA on his blog. The news was not unexpected, however, as SETI has seen its donations over the past two years, literally dry up and disappear.In his blog, Marchis, mentions that the ATA is used for more than just alien searching; it’s been used to study all sources of intergalactic radio wave sources, for example and has been used to help with the study of black holes and other unexplained phenomena. He also notes that the U.S. Air Force is interested in using the array to help track space debris, and if so, the hope is that some type of sharing arrangement can be worked out, at least until SETI finds another donor with very deep pockets. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence group that has been using radio telescopes since the 1960’s to “listen” for signals from deep space that could prove the existence of other life in the universe, has had to temporarily suspend operation of its Allen Telescope Array, (ATA) due to a lack of funding. 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. More information: www.seti.org/atacenter_img Citation: SETI telescope array suspends operations due to financial constraints (2011, April 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-seti-telescope-array-due-financial.html Explore further Allen Telescope Array begins all-sky surveys last_img read more

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ED seeks Red Interpol notice against Lalit Modi

first_imgIn fresh bid to bring former IPL chairman Lalit Modi back to India, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought an Interpol notice against him in connection with its probe in a money laundering case relating to alleged financial irregularities in the operations of various editions of the T-20 cricket tournament.Officials said the agency’s Mumbai office officially moved for a ‘Red Interpol notice’ against Modi on the basis of a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued recently by a special court. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe agency has sought the global notice, sources said, as domestic legal remedies to serve its earlier issued Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) notice on Modi had not met with any success even as the ED alleged that Modi did not cooperate with it in this probe till now.The ED headquarters, sources said, later forwarded the legal request to the CBI head office here to get a notice issued through the latter’s Interpol wing.A CBI spokesperson said the request had been received on Tuesday afternoon from the ED and it will be processed after due verification. CBI is the nodal agency for Interpol related affairs in India. Modi is currently based in the United Kingdom. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe ED, sources said, has sought a ‘Red notice’ which is issued “to seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action” in a criminal case probe. Once the Red notice is sounded, the Interpol seeks to arrest the person concerned in any part of the world and notifies that country to take his or her custody for further action at their end.ED had last month moved a special PMLA court in Mumbai seeking NBW against Modi after he did not respond to summons sent to him. Sources said the agency is also mulling to seek extradition of Modi by sending a request in this regard to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) through the Home Ministry.  The agency is probing Modi, the Indian Premier League (IPL) and its executives under anti-money laundering laws under its criminal FIR registered in 2012 after taking cognizance of a cheating complaint filed by former BCCI chief N Srinivasan against Modi and half a dozen others with the Chennai police.The ED subsequently invoked the PMLA along with section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC to probe if BCCI-IPL and the exchequer had been cheated in the award of telecast rights for the IPL in 2009.It is also probing 16 foreign exchange violation cases vis-a-vis IPL, Modi and others and the most important one amongst these is that related to the media rights deal where the agency slapped show-cause notices against Modi and 13 others in February this year.last_img read more

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Killer Deal Surface Laptops 300 Off on Amazon

first_img Phillip Tracy, by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comSerena Williams Definitely Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy,center_img Microsoft’s Surface laptops are quite pricey, but an epic sale on Amazon makes these excellent laptops much more obtainable. The Surface Laptop 2, Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 6 are all on sale, with discounts as high as $660.As per usual, Amazon doesn’t say how long this sale will last, so you might want to place your order soon.Surface Laptop 2MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/suface-laptop-surface-pro-6-deal-amazon?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 If you want a portable ultrabook and prefer a traditional clamshell laptop, then we recommend the Surface Laptop 2. Amazon is selling our recommended configuration, with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, for $999, or $300 off the retail price. You’ll find the same savings on the Core i7 model, which now costs $1,299. Ramping up memory to 16GB and storage to 512GB raises the price to $1,899, while a fully decked-out model (16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) goes for $2,360 ($339 off). Surface Laptop 2 for $999 ($300 off, Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD)Surface Laptop 2 for $1,299 ($300 off, Core i7/8GB/256GB SSD)Surface Laptop 2 for $1,899 ($300 off, Core i7/16GB/512GB SSD)The Surface Laptop 2 remains one of the best premium notebooks on the market. In our review, we praised the laptop for its stunning 13.5-inch display, elegant chassis highlighted by an Alcantara fabric deck, and long battery life. We were also impressed by the Surface Laptop 2’s performance and had no problems using it for serious multitasking. And as much as we miss the USB-C port, Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector comes in handy. Surface Pro 6Amazon has cut the price of the Surface Pro 6, Microsoft’s latest detachable tablet. The base model with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD is down to $795 ($104 off), while the mid-tier model with a 256GB SSD costs $993 ($206 off). If you need a bit more oomph, a loaded configuration with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD goes for $1,575 ($324 off).Surface Pro 6 for $795 ($104 off, Core i5/8GB/128GB SSD) Surface Pro 6 for $993 ($206 off, Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD)Surface Pro 6 for $1,575 ($324 off, Core i7/16GB/512GB SSD)Surface Book 2If you need something more flexible than the clamshell Surface Laptop 2, consider buying the Surface Book 2. This detachable is also on sale, with savings of up to $660. Even the 13.5-inch base model, with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, received a huge price cut, down to $1,094 ($405 off). On the other end of the pricing spectrum, the 15-inch model with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, goes for $2,640 after a whopping $659 discount. Surface Book 2 (13-inch) for $1,094 ($405 off, Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD)Surface Book 2 (13-inch) for $1,414 ($585 off, Core i7/8GB/512GB SSD)Surface Book 2 (15-inch) for $2,330 ($569 off, Core i7/16GB/512GB SSD)Surface Book 2 (15-inch) for $2,640 ($659 off, Core i7/16GB/1TB SSD)The Surface Book 2 is a seriously impressive machine that offers a powerful, long-lasting laptop and a gorgeous, lightweight tablet in one package. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch models have premium chassis, all-day battery life and vivid displays. If you do a lot of graphics-intensive work or like to game, the 15-inch model has an optional discrete GPU. Which Surface Is Right for You? Go vs Pro vs LaptopBest Tech Deals in JuneAmazon Prime Day: Date, Best Deals and More Author Biolast_img read more

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Microplastics Common From Ocean Surface To Ocean Floor Entering Marine Food Webs

first_img (39) $16.97$18.00 Ads by Amazon Related Products ENDS IN AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийMicroplastics From Ocean Surface To Ocean FloorWith their specialized underwater robots, researchers filtered plastic samples multiple times from various depths of water in Monterey Bay. The samples were taken at various depths, from 5 to 1,000 meters, with most of the samples being taken from the deep waters of Monterey Canyon.What they found was that the concentration of microplastics in waters near the surface actually match the concentration in the deepest waters. What’s more, the concentrations are about four times greater in the mid-water range of 200 to 600 meters below the surface.Researchers also had a look at microplastic concentrations in two types of marine creatures that filter-feed water and found traces of microplastics in all of the specimen. This shows that microplastics are already being inadvertently consumed by marine creatures, affecting the food web and the ecosystem itself.Plastic From Consumer ProductsInterestingly, researchers found that a majority of the plastics they recovered were actually from consumer products such as single-use to-go containers and beverage bottles. By comparison, despite Monterey Bay being home to commercial fishing, researchers actually found very few particles from fishing gear.What’s more, the microplastics they examined were already highly weathered, which means that they might have been in the water for years or months and that at least some of the debris were brought to the area by the ocean current.“The ubiquitous presence of plastic pollution throughout the water column points to source reduction — making and using less plastic in the first place — as one of the most effective means of solving this issue,” said study coauthor Kyle Van Houtan. He further notes that even if it may be impossible to remove all the microplastics from the water, we can still reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans.The study is published in Scientific Reports. TAG Microplastics, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Plastic Waste Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Deter…center_img Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Close In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers discovered significant traces of microplastics from the surface of the sea and in the deep and that the contamination is entering the animals’ food webs as well. Interestingly, the plastics were actually found to be mostly from consumer products than fishing gear.Plastics In The OceanNowadays, when people talk about water pollution, one of the first things that come to mind is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. However, the problem with plastics in our oceans is not just limited to what we can see, as even below the surface, ocean waters are polluted with microplastics that are already affecting marine creatures’ food web.In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute used specialized equipment to see just how humans are impacting the oceans and found that the problem with plastics may be deeper than the massive garbage patch between Hawaii and California. All Ads by Amazon ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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Warning Pit Bulls are being stolen from homes around Ladysmith

first_imgAlso read: Ladysmith pit bull still alive after eating meatball containing rat poison and broken glassTwo Pit Bulls went missing from the Limit Hill area, with another two going missing from Acaciavale, and a male dog also going missing. The latter is light-brown in colour and about a year old.The owners told Annamarie that their yards are fully fenced and walled, yet the dogs just vanished.Annamarie warns all Pit Bull and dog owners to be vigilant and keep their dogs safe, as they are being stolen from very secure yards.If anyone has information leading to the whereabouts of the missing dogs, they can contact Annamarie on 0761511784Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! A warning goes out to the owners of Pit Bull Terriers and dog lovers, as Pit Bulls are being stolen from homes around Ladysmith.Five Pit Bulls were stolen during the past two weeks in town, with one of the dogs being recovered by its owner.One owner took matters into his own hands and found his dog in the Steadville area.Speaking to Annamarie Koen of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), she said that the owners of the dogs had come to her and told her about the problem they are facing.Also read: Dogs on the loose, causing havoc all around LadysmithAlso read: Illegal pit bull dog fighting on the rise in Ladysmith WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Alicia Kielek pleads guilty to second offence

first_img Share Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Tags: TICO << Previous PostNext Post >> Alicia Kielek pleads guilty to second offencecenter_img MISSISSAUGA — After being charged by TICO, Alicia Kielek has pleaded guilty to two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, her second offence in two years.Kielek submitted her guilty plea on Sept. 20, 2018. Her sentencing will take place on Dec. 13, 2018.She previously pleaded guilty in 2016 to five counts of operating without registration. She is currently on a probation order with respect to the first offences that requires her to pay $13,904.96 in restitution by Jan. 17, 2020, as well as perform 200 hours community service. Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

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Ask the Consul

first_imgHave a question you’d like answered? Email dboddiger@ticotimes.net and we’ll forward it to the embassy. Please note: Embassy staff may not be able to answer all questions through this forum. Facebook Comments No related posts. Q: Greetings from Cabuya. I have tried to contact the Embassy, but it appears the only way to get information is to actually travel to Pavas. Has anything changed? What is the best way to contact the Embassy? A: In order to provide better service in the face of high volume, the Embassy has changed how it answers consular inquiries. Inquiries about American Citizens’ Services sent to acssanjose@state.gov are generally answered within two business days. Inquiries regarding Visa Services sent to Support-costarica@ustraveldocs.com are also generally answered within two business days. Social Security inquires can be sent to Fbucostarica@SSA.gov, and will also be answered within 48 hours. Please do not forget to send your Social Security number and local phone number in case we need to contact you.Those sending visa inquiries to one of the previous email addresses receive an auto-reply advising them to forward their inquiry to the appropriate new email address. Inquiries about Visa Services also may be made by phone during extended hours (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) toll-free within Costa Rica at 4000-1976 or via Skype at ustraveldocs_centralamerica. I’ve travelled back and forth from the U.S. to Costa Rica so many times that my passport is practically full. Can I get extra pages at the Embassy here in Costa Rica? Yes, you can! Simply make an appointment through our Embassy’s webpage (http://costarica.usembassy.gov/passports.html#8) and come in to drop off your passport. The charge is $82 payable at the Consulate in dollars or colones. International credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express), but personal checks are not. last_img read more

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4th edition of MPTM to take place from October 2729 2017

first_imgThe fourth edition of Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) will be held from October 27-29, 2017 in Bhopal. Over 200 national and international buyers along with 100 exhibitors of distinct Indian markets are expected to participate in the mart.With the theme, Seek-Discover-Explore, the mart will offer a B2B platform to bring together tourism stakeholders and representatives from heritage hotels, conference venues, tour operators and wildlife parks etc.The event is supported by organisations like Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Association of Tourism Trade Organisations India (ATTOI), Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI).International participants attending the show include representatives from Singapore, Spain, the UK, the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Thailand, Poland, Austria, Australia, France etc.last_img read more

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famil and event photos

first_imgfamil and event photos Agents on Bunnik’s Egypt Mega Famil are embracing the culture and fun times as these pics from Sunday night’s galabeya party onboard a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor illustrate!Donning their various and diverse galabeya – a traditional loose, full-length gown with wide sleeves, often decorated with embroidery – the men and women in the group displayed every colour and intricate bling imaginable in their choice of outfits for the unforgettable experience.last_img

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€45000 paid after illegal import of tobacco

first_imgA couple who were found with 110kg of illegally imported hookah tobacco had to pay €45,000 to the customs department, it was announced on Friday.The Al Fakar tobacco was seized on Wednesday during a large-scale operation in the Nicosia district.The couple was arrested for illegal possession and trafficking of duty free products and avoidance of duties and taxes, while the tobacco, the duty for which is estimated at €23,000, was seized.The two appeared before Nicosia District Court on Thursday and were remanded in custody.Later in the afternoon the director of the customs department accepted a proposal for an out of court settlement.The couple was released after they paid €45,000 while the tobacco was impounded.You May LikeWealthIntroWoman Discovers Next-Door Neighbor Is Her Long-Lost SisterWealthIntroUndoWalmart.com – Rollback SavingsWalmart – Best Gifts, BIG DealsWalmart.com – Rollback SavingsUndoWorldemandRemember Catherine Bell From JAG? Wait Until You See Where She Is NowWorldemandUndo Modi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoRouhani hopes British PM Johnson’s “familiarity” with Iran will help improve relationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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