Gov’t to Undertake Labour Market Study

first_imgThe Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security are to undertake a comprehensive labour market reform study. “Consultations have already begun and training sessions will commence this year,” said Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. She was making her contribution to the 2013/2014 Budget debate in the House of Representatives on April 30 under the theme ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development, Unleashing our Full Potential.’ The Prime Minister also informed that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is collaborating with the Government on an Integrated Social Protection and Labour Market Project. This initiative will include baseline studies to support the development of a National Employment Strategy. Turning to the matter of training, Mrs. Simpson Miller said for this financial year, strong focus will be placed on technicaland vocational education, to effectively prepare persons for the workplace. She said the aim is to transform lives and the economy. “In a year when fiscal discipline makes it absolutely necessary to constrain expenditure, we have treated education and training as a priority,” the Prime Minister stated. She informed that the HEART/Trust NTA launched two workforce colleges last year, specialising in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and beauty services, and another two facilities are to be established this financial year, which will focus on construction services and hospitality. By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Ports of Auckland Reports 70 Pct Increase in Half-Year …

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Ports of Auckland, February 19, 2014; Image: Wikipedia zoom Ports of Auckland revealed a 70% increase in half-year profit, as rising productivity attracted more customers. Freight volumes lifted across the board, with a record number of containers handled in the six months to December 31.Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said “Our productivity has gradually improved since we started restructuring in 2011. As we’ve delivered more of what our customers want, so they’ve rewarded us with more business. In effect the restructuring has enabled us to take advantage of an improving economy and Auckland’s continuing growth.”Since 2011 Ports of Auckland has reorganised its management structure, improved container handling and its use of technology, and lifted labour utilisation, with 60 per cent of stevedores now working a flexible shift and roster system.“Looking ahead, we are focussing on developing our leaders, increasing opportunities for women, particularly in operational and management roles, and investing in the training required to prepare our people for the future,” he added.“2014 has started well, with volumes holding up across all areas, and as a result we recently announced new investment to support on-going growth: a larger new tug to handle bigger ships, and two new straddle carriers to cope with the rising container numbers.”last_img read more

Talks Encouraging About Future of Atlantic Beef Products Plant

first_imgMinisters of Agriculture from the three Maritime provinces agreed that enough positive progress has been made at Atlantic Beef Products to accelerate negotiations on the future of the Prince Edward Island plant. “I was very pleased with the level of co-operation shown by my Maritime colleagues at a meeting in Moncton today,” Prince Edward Island Agriculture Minister Neil LeClair said. “We are now moving into a new phase — which should produce a comprehensive plan that will give all of the players a new level of comfort and provide the basis for a final decision by all three provinces on the plant’s future.” During the meeting, the ministers were updated on substantial progress in making the plant viable. “The beef plant is very much needed in terms of the region’s agricultural infrastructure,” Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister Brooke Taylor said. “The information that was provided today permits us to take a further step down the road. My two colleagues understand the need to be responsible to taxpayers in each of the three provinces – and the process underway reflects that understanding.” New Brunswick Agriculture Minister Ron Ouellette said there is a strong desire to see the plant move toward financial sustainability. “There are a number of encouraging signs in terms of progress at the plant, and the next phase of the process will be very important. At this point, I am cautiously optimistic that a constructive way forward will be found over the short-term,” Mr. Ouellette said. The three ministers were presented with a series of reports at their meetings today that gave specific descriptions of both the history and current status at the plant. At the request of the Maritime Beef Council, those reports have been provided to Price Waterhouse Cooper to develop a business plan agreeable to all three Maritime governments. Over the past two-and-a-half months, losses at the plant have dwindled substantially. “All of us agreed that much of the recent improvement at the plant is due to growing consumer demand for regionally produced food products,” Mr. LeClair said. “In particular, regional retailers have responded very positively to consumer desire for locally produced food.”last_img read more

Netflix to launch cheaper mobileonly plan in India

first_imgSan Francisco: American video streaming giant Netflix has reportedly confirmed it would unveil a mobile-only subscription plan for India during the third quarter of 2019 and that it would be priced lower than its existing plans. In a letter to investors, Netflix said the mobile-only plan “will be an effective way to introduce a larger number of people in India to Netflix and to further expand our business in a market where Pay TV ARPU (average revenue per user) is low (below $5)”, The Verge reported on Wednesday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The company began testing the mobile-only subscription service in few countries in March. Last week, Netflix’s product Vice President, Todd Yellin, gave a keynote in Mumbai describing the streaming major’s intentions to expand interactive TV shows and its own Indian content. He also pointed to the success of the Netflix original Indian series “Sacred Games”, about a cop chasing down a crime lord, which audiences abroad tuned in to as well, the report added. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails After the much-anticipated launch of “Sacred Games” season two on August 15, the digital entertainment site has content in store over the next months that flaunts Bollywood biggies such as Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. Earlier this week, Netflix announced five new original series, exploring the worlds of deadly zombies, scary gangsters, stand-up comics and daring friends, in a bid to tell diverse Indian stories and reach out to the domestic market in a more aggressive way. Currently, Netflix is offering three monthly plans in the country which are priced between Rs 500 and Rs 800.last_img read more

Artificial intelligence to fuel a new cybersecurity race say experts

first_imgMONTREAL – Technological advances in artificial intelligence are fuelling a new race between hackers and those toiling to protect cybersecurity networks.Cybersecurity is always a race between offence and defence but new tools are giving companies that employ them a leg up on those trying to steal their data.Whereas past responses to cybercrimes often looked for known hacking methods long after they occurred, AI techniques using machine learning scan huge volumes of data to detect patterns of abnormal behaviour that are imperceptible to humans.Experts expect machines will become so sophisticated that they’ll develop answers to questions that humans won’t clearly understand.David Decary-Hetu, assistant professor of criminology at the University of Montreal, says defenders have an edge right now in using artificial intelligence.“But who knows what’s going to happen in a few years from now,” he said in an interview.“The main issue is that if you’re defending a system you have to be good 100 per cent of the time, but when you’re attacking the system you only have to be successful once to get in.”Decary-Hetu said a growing list of corporate and government officials, including Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz, who say infiltrations are their top worry have a very good reason to fear.The Bank of Canada warned in its semi-annual review released this month that the high degree of interconnectedness among Canadian financial institutions means any successful cyberattack could spread widely throughout the financial system.Reports suggest cybercrime costs the Canadian economy between $3 billion and $5 billion a year, including ransom paid to foreign criminals.Hacks of Sony Pictures, Uber, Ashley Madison, Yahoo and multinational retailers have sparked unsettling headlines about security of personal information.One of the latest to face scrutiny is global credit-reporting firm Equifax. Hackers accessed the personal information, including names, social insurance and credit card numbers, as well as usernames, passwords and secret question/secret answer data of 19,000 Canadians and 145.5 million Americans.Current detection systems tend to only recognize improper activity based on past events, often long after the damage is done.An example of this is Equifax, which discovered the breach in July, months after hackers first infiltrated the system. It only notified the public in early September.Niranjan Mayya, founder and CEO of Toronto-based Rank Software, said it takes on average 143 days for a breach to be detected.The challenge is growing as the number of connected devices in the world continues to soar.“Clearly the old style techniques of looking at cybersecurity threats and having people go through each threat aren’t working anymore, so automated means of detecting threats has become more and more important,” he said.David Masson, Canadian manager for U.K.-based Darktrace, said artificial intelligence will help to keep up with threats by quickly identifying and stopping attacks by picking up on subtle markers that identify bad behaviour.He said his company’s systems map a customer’s entire network, including every user and device, to discern even the slightest deviations as they emerge.Masson said AI is needed to keep up with threats by automating defence responses to growing machine-on-machine attacks launched by sophisticated hackers.“You’re kind of looking at a cyber arms race,” he said in an interview.“If you want to keep up with this threat and put the advantage back in the hands of the defenders you’re gonna have to use AI.”Ontario-based utilities company Energy+ Inc. said installed Darktrace technology alerted it to a user going to a malware site in Russia and uploading undisclosed sensitive data to a third-party cloud provider that its existing security was unable to catch.Some observers temper the current exuberance about AI, saying it’s not a silver bullet and these are nascent days for the technology.Receptiviti CEO Jonathan Kreindler says the hype around artificial intelligence has accelerated and has almost become a branding exercise for some companies that aren’t even offering truly leading edge technology.“The term AI is now being applied to any sort of algorithmic reasoning unfortunately,” said Kreindler.His firm uses AI to scour writings for unconscious use of language to understand the psychological state of company insiders who are responsible for 80 per cent of cybersecurity issues.Canada’s largest IT company, CGI Group, said artificial intelligence is a growing field of interest for customers, although the average client is in the fairly early stages of considering AI adoption in cybersecurity.CGI cybersecurity expert Andrew Rogoyski said that still puts them one step ahead of most hackers, who are typically interested in stealing data using the cheapest tools possible.Rogoyski added that he expects a strengthening of defensive mechanisms might force hackers to also adopt innovative techniques such as AI.“There’s a race, it’s been going on for 20 years plus and the race just keeps evolving. We keep leapfrogging each other,” he said.last_img read more

Ghanas leader calls on UN to prepare to step up its role

25 September 2007The United Nations should expedite its planning for the deployment of a peacekeeping force to replace the existing African Union-led mission in Somalia, given the scale of the troubles faced by the African country, Ghana’s President John Kufuor told the General Assembly today. Speaking before world leaders at the annual high-level general debate, President Kufuor said that while the AU’s efforts to bring peace to Somalia deserve commendation, “it cannot be overemphasized that the enormity of the challenges in Somalia go well beyond the capacity of the AU and requires the concerted support of the UN.”Last month the Security Council voted to extend the mandate of the AU-led mission (known as AMISOM) by six months to February next year, and asked the UN to consult with the AU on what further support – financial, logistical or technical – it could provide to the mission.President Kufuor today urged the UN to consider seriously that request and to allow AU members such as Ghana, which have pledged to contribute troops, to do so.He also called on the world body to expedite its contingency planning for a UN replacement force once AMISOM’s mandate expires in February.Somalia has been riven by factional fighting and has had no functioning central government since Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime was toppled in 1991.The Ghanaian President said that while a resolution to the crisis in Somalia, as well as to the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict and the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire are imperative, just as much attention should be spent on consolidating peace in countries emerging from conflict – such as Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).It was vital to tackle “the root causes of these conflicts, including good governance, respect for the rule of law and human rights” to avoid relapses into violence, he said.On the economic front, President Kufuor noted that African countries in recent years are posting increasingly impressive rates of growth in their gross domestic product (GDP).“Africa, contrary to some misconceptions in certain quarters, is not a lost case or cause,” he said, with better macro-management of economies and greater foreign investment.But he warned world leaders not to be complacent, adding that the income gap between rich and poor nations is widening. President Kufuor forecast that many African States will not achieve the internationally agreed anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which fall due in 2015, unless wealthy countries change global trade rules and honour their commitments to increase official development assistance (ODA) to developing countries.Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika focused his address on his country’s efforts to meet the MDGs, saying there had been steady progress so far and he was confident that most of the eight targets would be met or surpassed by 2015.The percentage of people living below the poverty line, for example, has fallen from almost 54 per cent in 1998 to 45 per cent last year, he said. Malawi also has a food surplus of at least 1.4 million tons more than its own requirements, allowing it to export food to other southern African nations.President Mutharika said Malawi had identified six “priorities within priorities” that it believed could pull the country out of the poverty trap: agricultural development and food security, irrigation and water development, transport and communication infrastructure development, energy and power, integrated rural development and the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS.Improving governance was also critical, he said, citing the need to fight corruption, reform the public and private sectors, safeguard human rights and the rule of law and increase social protection for vulnerable groups.The President of Senegal announced his country’s intention to contribute to the new hybrid force that will be deployed by the UN and the African Union in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan.Abdoulaye Wade argued in favour of having Africa represented among the permanent members of the Security Council, noting that it is the only continent that at present is not, despite the fact that the large majority of the body’s agenda is focused on countries there.Africa, he said, “is not poor, it has been made poor by a policy that exploited it.” Trade measures would not suffice to end the injustice that has been done; economic measures were also required, he said.Looking to the summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to be held next March in Senegal, he voiced hope that it would foster progress in achieving peace.Advocating an Islamic-Christian dialogue, he said, “If the leaders of the world meet together and make a real appeal for tolerance for present and future generations, then we will have taken a step forward towards understanding of different religions, which is essential to peace.”Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos told the Assembly that while Islam can peacefully co-exist in societies with other religious beliefs, “it is necessary to neutralize fanaticism and prevent the Islamization of the State, which is contrary to humanity’s modern legal concept of a secular State.”Mr. dos Santos stressed the importance of defending cultural diversity and protecting the “values and privileges of the universal culture that are consecrated in conventions, charters and international treaties.”Ecumenism and dialogue among cultures are avenues for action that can be used for the purposes of bringing together, in peace and solidarity, the dominant religions and all the people of the world, he said.The President also noted that, “in spite of criticism and of some known failures, the UN remains the only institution at the international level with the prestige and credibility for the resolution of inter-State conflicts and crises that, due to their dimensions, escape the control of the authorities of a State or endanger its population.” read more

Ban calls for total elimination of chemical weapons within five years

Warning that the fog of war must never again be composed of poison gas, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the 188 States Parties to the United Nations-backed treaty outlawing chemical weapons to do all in their power to bring on board the eight nations that still have not signed on. Eight countries remain outside of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) – Angola, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Israel, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria – and Mr. Ban has repeatedly urged them to join.“I urge all of you who are in a position to do so to show political leadership and encouraging these countries to join the Convention,” he told Third Review Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in The Hague today. “Nothing can justify the possession of this heinous category of weapons of mass destruction. Nothing,” he said, noting that 80 per cent of declared chemical weapons stockpiles have already been destroyed thanks to CWC. He voiced the hope that the 100 per cent target will be reached by the next review conference in five years’ time.Mr. Ban’s words gained added urgency following allegations that chemical weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict, and he announced today that arrangements are now ready for an advance UN-team to investigate the reports in the Middle Eastern country, where over 70,000 people have been killed and more than three million displaced since the uprising against President al-Assad began in March 2011. “We know that until the last stockpiles have been destroyed – and until the Convention is binding worldwide – the threat posed by chemical weapons will remain. Look no further than today’s headlines,” he said. “Let me reiterate my conviction: As long as chemical weapons exist, so, too, does the risk of their use – by accident or design. There are no right hands for the wrong weapons,” Mr. Ban added, noting that the probe of allegations in Syria would be the first into the use of weapons of mass destruction in the 21st century. He called on the Parties to focus us on three issues: to build on CWC’s achievements so that it remains an effective bulwark against the re-emergence and proliferation of chemical weapons, including to terrorists; to forge a stronger partnership with the chemical industry to address safety and security issues; and to make full use of the treaty’s robust and reliable monitoring and verification mechanism. “With that expertise, your Organization can play a constructive role in the process of establishing a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction,” Mr. Ban declared, referring to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the implementing body of CWC, which entered into force in 1997. “Let me take this opportunity to express my sincere hope that that important conference convene without further delay,” he added.An international conference on setting up a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, which was initially planned for December 2012 in Helsinki, Finland, was postponed last year at the request of the United States, Russia and United Kingdom – the three depositary States of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – which felt that conditions were not being met for such a conference. read more

UN pays tribute to late Saudi Kings role in advancing development humanitarian

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has “learnt with sadness” of the death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the late King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. In a statement issued through his spokesperson late yesterday evening, Mr. Ban extended his condolences to the bereaved family of King Abdullah and the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia while also highlighting the “major contributions” the late King made to the development of his country. “Under his leadership over many decades in different high-level positions in Government, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia achieved remarkable progress and prosperity for its people,” the statement declared, adding that Mr. Ban paid tribute to King Abdullah’s efforts in addressing both regional and international challenges and in promoting dialogue among the world’s faiths. “As the driving force behind the Arab Peace Initiative, King Abdullah left a tangible legacy that can still point the way toward peace in the Middle East,” Mr. Ban said through his spokesperson. “King Abdullah’s leadership will be remembered throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds and the international community.” In addition, the Secretary-General also expressed gratitude for the King’s “generous humanitarian and developmental support” for people across the Arab region and wider world. In a separate statement issued earlier today, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), in fact, recalled that in 2008, Saudi Arabia, under King Abdullah’s leadership, responded swiftly to peaking global food prices with a $500 million contribution – the largest single donation that the UN agency has ever received from a donor country. “He was a true humanitarian leader, always on the side of the world’s hungry poor,” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said. “When we struggled to save lives and to feed people fleeing from conflict or natural disasters, we could always count on the King’s generosity at the most difficult moments.” Moreover, the WFP noted, King Abdullah had also stood by the people of Iraq with a $500 million contribution to UN relief efforts for displaced Iraqis fleeing the conflict in their country. When WFP struggled to meet the food needs of Syrian refugees due to a shortage of funding, the agency added, the King made a new contribution of a total of $104 million to help humanitarian efforts. “King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his people and people suffering far from his homeland. The world, and especially, the people he helped will never forget his life-saving support,” Ms. Cousin continued. “On behalf of WFP staff and the millions of people he helped us serve around the world, we express our deep condolences to the Saudi people at the loss of a true, outstanding world leader.” read more

Rogers White help UNLV rally for 3429 win over Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Armani Rogers accounted for five touchdowns and Javin White had two fourth-quarter interceptions to help UNLV beat Nevada 34-29 on Saturday night.Rogers was 13-of-20 passing for 172 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions and added 14 carries for 46 yards and two scores.White, who came in with two interceptions this season, picked off a pass from Ty Gangi at the UNLV 15 and Rogers led a 12-play, 73-yard drive that made it 34-28 when he scored on a 3-yard run with 2:34 to play. Gangi quickly moved the Wolf Pack back into UNLV territory before White’s second interception sealed it with 1:19 left.Kelton Moore had 13 carries for 129 yards and a score for Nevada.Ramiz Ahmed made a 29-yard field goal to give the Wolf Pack (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West) a 23-0 lead early in the second quarter. Rogers hit Lexington Thomas for a 39-yard touchdown less than two minutes later and, after Jocquez Kalili picked off a pass from Gangi on Nevada’s next play from scrimmage, Giovanni Fauolo’s 18-yard touchdown reception trimmed UNLV’s deficit to 23-14 with 9:47 left in the half. Rogers added a 1-yard TD run and a 1-yard scoring pass to Noah Bean, and Ahmed made field goals of 26 and 36 yards as Nevada took a 29-28 lead early in the fourth quarter.The Associated Press read more

Euro2012 Seeding done Group 3 and 4 most interesting

← Previous Story SEHA begins on September 10th – Vive Kielce still “in the game” Next Story → Ivano Balic about EURO 2012 Group D: “Disaster!” The seeding for the groups of the Euro2012 was done today in Belgrade. We will for sure see an interesting championship, and we’re looking forward to it.In group 1 in Belgrade will play: Poland, Denmark, Serbia, SlovakiaIn group 2 in Nis will play: Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, MacedoniaIn group 3 in Novi sad will play: France, Hungary, Spain, RussiaIn group 4 in Vrsac will play: Croatia, Norway, Iceland, SloveniaFrom the drawings, we can see very interesting group matches in Group 3 and 4, while Group 1 should also attract a lot of interest. It seems that Germany got perhaps the “easiest” group after getting somehow to the “pot 1” ahead of Denmark and others… read more

Vive Targi Kielce is Polish champion

← Previous Story “Decisive battle for EHF CL” – Celje PL VS Cimos Koper! Next Story → MKB Veszprem wins 20th Hungarian title! Orlen Wisla PlockPolish handball championVive Targi Kielce Vive Targi Kielce becomes the Polish champion after third consecutive win over the biggest rival, Orlen Wisla Plock 27:25 (14:13). After two wins in Kielce, team of Bogdan Wenta showed in Plock also that this year was better.Orlen Wisła Płock – Vive Targi Kielce25:27 (13:14)Orlen Wisła: Marcin Wichary, Morten Seier – Zbigniew Kwiatkowski, Piotr Chrapkowski 4, Joakim Backstroem 2, Nikola Eklemovic 1, Christian Spanne 4, Michał Kubisztal 6, Michał Zołoteńko, Adam Twardo, Muhamed Toromanovic 2, Kamil Syprzak 4, Paweł Paczkowski 2Vive Targi: Marcus Cleverly, Sławomir Szmal – Piotr Grabarczyk, Bartłomiej Tomczak 2, Michał Jurecki 4, Grzegorz Tkaczyk, Mateusz Zaremba, Thorir Olafsson 6, Patryk Kuchczyński, Mariusz Jurasik, Mateusz Jachlewski 1, Rastko Stojkovic 3, Denis Buntic 6, Zeljko, Musa, Uros Zorman 2, Tomasz Rosiński 3photo: read more

Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary will support Kinect

first_imgHalo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be the first Halo game to support Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller. That much was confirmed by Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s general manaer of game studios, during an interview with GameSpot yesterday.Beyond that we know very little of exactly how Kinect input will be added to Microsoft’s number one gaming brand. What we can be sure of is Microsoft won’t mess with the Halo formula, and at the very least any Kinect input will be an option, not something you can’t turn off.AdChoices广告The question remains as to how Kinect can improve upon an FPS? Forza 4 is using it for head tracking so the driver will look in the direction the player does, but is there an equivalent for Halo?The one area we could imagine it being used is for secondary weapons e.g. throwing a grenade, or for using melee weapons. But there’s no way Microsoft could ditch the main controller completely, is there? We suspect any Kinect functionality will be tacked on so you’ll be carrying out actions while holding your controller, so don’t get carried away and throw it at your TV in the heat of battle.Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is currently undergoing an update for its 10th anniversary at 343 Industries and Saber Interactive for re-release on the Xbox 360 on November 15. Expect HD visuals, tweaked controls, 7 multiplayer maps ready for Xbox Live play, achievements, and the now confirmed Kinect input in some form. Microsoft is also teasing some new fiction to uncover on the official website for the game.via GameSpotlast_img read more

Griffin SmartTalk Solar Un kit mains libres à énergie solaire

first_imgGriffin SmartTalk Solar : Un kit mains libres à énergie solaireLe Griffin SmartTalk Solar est un kit mains libres qui se recharge grâce à l’énergie solaire.Il y en a sans doute parmi vous qui en ont assez de chercher des points de recharge pour leur kit mains libres… Car l’utilisateur oublie parfois de recharger celui-ci mais il s’en aperçoit seulement lorsqu’il en a réellement besoin !À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour éviter la panique, la fabricant Griffin a semble-t-il trouvé une alternative durable et sérieuse à ce problème : la mise au point d’un kit mains libres qui utilise l’énergie solaire pour se recharger. Le panneau solaire est situé au dos du kit Griffin SmartTalk Solar, il suffit donc de le retourner en direction d’une source lumineuse pour le recharger, et de ne pas oublier de le faire… Mais ce geste simple promet de faire gagner un temps précieux et de faciliter la tâche à ceux qui utilisent ce type de kit au quotidien. Il peut également se fixer sur le pare-brise d’une voiture; la vitre laissant passer de quoi recharger le dispositif.Vendu autour de 53 euros, ce kit pourrait bien se répandre comme une traînée de poudre dans les automobiles…Le 30 avril 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Over 4700 SDGE customers lose power in Chula Vista

first_imgOver 4,700 SDG&E customers lose power in Chula Vista Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:40 PM , CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Over 4,700 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power in Chula Vista Saturday evening.The unplanned outage occurred just after 7:30 p.m., and affected 4,763 in Chula Vista, Castle Park and Otay, the SDG&E outage map said.The exact cause of the outage is still being investigated, SDG&E said.The power is estimated to be restored by 10:30 p.m.SDG&E Outage Map Posted: October 6, 2018 October 6, 2018last_img read more

Florida woman charged with murder of newborn twins

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. (WSVN) – A central Florida woman has been charged with the murder of her newborn twins.According to Fox 35, an arrest warrant shows that 30-year-old Rachael Lynn Thomas initially told police that her twins, a boy and a girl, had been birthed stillborn over a toilet at her home.However, an autopsy report later indicated the newborn twins were intentionally killed following their births.“Preliminary autopsy results reveal the manner of death of the twins is homicide. Detectives learned that Baby Jane and Baby John suffered severe blunt force trauma to their heads, not consistent with Thomas’ story of giving birth in a toilet,” West Melbourne Police Capt. Richard Cordeau said in a statement. “In addition, the umbilical cord was wrapped around Baby Jane’s throat and a foreign object was lodged in her throat to block her airway. After discarding her in the trash can, Thomas threw additional trash on top of Baby Jane in an attempt to conceal her. Both babies are believed to have been carried a full 39 week term.”Police said Thomas called them several hours after the twins were born, and the mother only presented one dead infant when first responders arrived at the scene. Crime scene investigators later located the second infant in an outdoor trash can.Thomas is now facing two counts of aggravated child abuse, one count of premeditated murder, and two counts of felony murder.She is currently being held without bond at Brevard County Jail. last_img read more

The Milky Way could collide with another galaxy sooner than we think

first_img 1 The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, is about 200,000 light-years from Earth. It could eventually collide with our galaxy, astrophysicists say. ESA/NASA/Hubble Day to day here on Earth, our biggest threat from space is probably some undetected asteroid smashing into us, but astrophysicists looking at the universe on a much larger scale warn that another kind of collision could also impact our planet in the distant future. A team led by researchers from the UK’s Durham University says the threat of another galaxy colliding with the Milky Way could happen much sooner than previously thought and might send our entire solar system hurtling off in a new direction.”There is a small chance that we might not escape unscathed from the collision between the two galaxies which could knock us out of the Milky Way and into interstellar space,” Marius Cautun, a postdoctoral fellow at Durham’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, said in a statement.Cautun is lead author of a paper being published Friday in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.Fortunately for us, and probably for everything and everyone we’ll ever know, this collision between the Milky Way and the smaller galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) probably won’t happen for 2 billion years. But that’s still much sooner than the previously predicted impact with our neighboring Andromeda galaxy set to happen in 8 billion years.  29 Photos Share your voice A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy 17 Photos NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers. More space happenings China’s Chang’e 4 sends back first photos of moon’s far side ‘Super blood wolf moon’ kicks off super year for eclipses Space in 2019 will be all about the moon, and one weird asteroidcenter_img “Barring any disasters, like a major disturbance to the solar system, our descendants, if any, are in for a treat: a spectacular display of cosmic fireworks as the newly awakened supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy reacts by emitting jets of extremely bright energetic radiation,” said co-author and Durham professor Carlos Frenk. Fortunately, that garish galactic gala will be far enough away that it’s unlikely to affect life on Earth. Of course, as Frenk points out, we might not be around to see it if the initial collision flings us beyond the bounds of the Milky Way.  Hubble wows with stunning space images Comment Tags “While 2 billion years is an extremely long time compared to a human lifetime, it is a very short time on cosmic timescales,” Cautun said. The LMC is one of a group of smaller satellite galaxies that actually orbit the Milky Way. New calculations suggest it has twice as much dark matter as previously thought and that all that previously undetected mass could mean it’s slowing down and will be unable to escape the gravitational pull of the Milky Way.The scientists say the collision could also wake up the Milky Way’s dormant black hole, which would immediately begin to feed on nearby gas and grow in size by an order of magnitude.  Sci-Tech Spacelast_img read more

Rick Caulfield to take the reins of UAS on June 1

first_imgOn the first of June, the University of Alaska Southeast will have a new chancellor. Rick Caulfield will replace outgoing chancellor John Pugh, who announced his retirement last October.Rick Caulfield (Photo courtesy Rick Caulfield)Rick Caulfield has been UAS’s provost, or chief academic officer, for the past five years. Prior to that, he was a professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks for about 20 years. He started out in the UA System as an instructor at UAF’s Bristol Bay campus in 1985.As chancellor, Caulfield says his biggest challenge will be dealing with budget cuts.“At this point, we’re still uncertain about the exact dollar amount that will impact UAS. We think it’ll be something like $2.3 million,” Caulfield says.The school’s total budget is $59 million.Across the three UAS campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, there are about 110 full-time faculty and 220 staff members. Caulfield says, due to the unfinished state budget, he doesn’t know how many positions the college will cut.“But I would say, at the same time, we’re looking at ways to generate new revenue, whether it’s federal funding, grant opportunities or ways of attracting more students to our programs,” Caulfield says.He hopes to build up UAS online degree programs. He wants to attract Alaskans who never completed college but want to. UAS has about 3,000 students, most are part-time.Caulfield says he also hopes to expand the college’s programs in Northwest Coast art. UAS worked with Sealaska Heritage Institute to submit a federal grant proposal for $2.3 million.Caulfield says he intends to maintain John Pugh’s legacy of focusing efforts on students who aren’t traditional students — people who work and have families while taking classes.“He deeply cares about student success. He deeply cares about engaging with students and encouraging them in their education and my hope is to continue that practice of showing how at UAS we really care about the success of our students,” Caulfield says.Caulfield is originally from California but just celebrated his 40th year in the state. He came to Alaska in 1975 and later married his wife Annie in Gustavus. He earned his doctorate in the United Kingdom in 1994 based on research on aboriginal subsistence whaling in Greenland and the Arctic.last_img read more

A Biopic on All India AntiTerrorist Front Chief MS Bitta in Works

first_img All India Anti-Terrorist FrontMS BittaMS Bitta biopicMS Bitta film First Published: May 30, 2019, 11:04 AM IST A film is slated to be made on MS Bitta, who survived an assassination bid in the mid-1990s, and now heads the All India Anti-Terrorist Front. He also joined politics but quit later and made it his life’s mission to get terrorists punished and help the families of war heroes.Producers Shailendra Singh and Priya Gupta will be soon working on a film based on his life, titled Zinda Shaheed, which will go on floors in early 2020. “MS Bitta is a living legend. A true patriot. His story deserves to be told, to inspire us all in these very divisive times. His story will inspire the 600 million youth of our country. I thank MS Bitta for trusting us to tell his story. It will be a game-changer for Bollywood,” Singh said.Gupta added that Bitta’s life is a living example of how you can “serve your country without a ‘kursi’ or a ‘wardi’.”They are currently in advanced talks with directors and actors. Bitta, Singh and Gupta sought blessings at the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai on Tuesday to kick-start the making of the film.Follow @News18Movies for more. last_img read more