Bengal serial killer who murdered 7 women held

first_imgThe West Bengal police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested an alleged serial killer who has confessed to killing seven middle-aged women in the rural areas of Bardhaman and Hooghly districts.“Earlier this week, we arrested Kamaruzzaman Sarkar in connected with a murder. The accused has confessed to killing six more women,” said Bhaskar Mukherjee, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Bardhaman. He said all the murders were committed between October 2018 and May 2019. According to the police, the accused sexually assaulted the victims after injuring them with heavy, blunt objects. Most of the victims were targeted when they were alone at home. The accused entered the house on the pretext of taking electricity meter readings. Initial cluesThe police got initial clues after the the murder of a woman from Gaora village in Bardhaman district. CCTV footage of the suspect wearing a red helmet and riding a red motorbike was obtained and all police stations were alerted. Sarkar, 42, was arrested on Sunday and has been remanded in police custody for 12 days. The police are also taking the help of a psychiatrist to assess the mental state of the accused.last_img read more

Magic hand Spurs 4th straight loss

first_imgEthel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? UST ends UAAP women’s basketball finals drought, ousts FEU Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis Ross had 10 of his season-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Magic win consecutive games for the first time this season.“That’s what T-Ross does, time and time again, when we win games,” said Aaron Gordon, who had 14 points and eight rebounds. “He steps up and makes big shots. We needed them tonight badly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceFournier’s 3-pointer with 1:15 remaining put the Magic ahead to stay. He shot 5 of 6 from behind the arc in his highest-scoring game of the season.“When T-Ross and I both make shots, it just spreads the floor and it gives us more opportunity,” Fournier said. “Then the paint is open for Vuc (Nikola Vucevic). It’s the lineup we mostly ended games with last year and it’s the lineup we are comfortable with.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DeMar DeRozan scored 21 for the Spurs, who shot 50.6 percent from the field but gave up 64 points in the second half and were outrebounded 48-41.“I think the difference in the game was we gave up too many offensive rebounds (14),” DeRozan said. “We couldn’t get the rebounds when it counted and they did. They executed on those, and other than that it was a one-possession game.”A flagrant foul call helped the Magic maintain their lead in the final seconds.After Trey Lyles’ 3-pointer cut Orlando’s advantage to 107-106 with 18 seconds left, Gordon drew a foul on DeRozan with 13.9 seconds remaining that was upgraded to a flagrant after a replay review. Gordon made the free throws and the Magic kept the ball, enabling Vucevic to add another foul shot for a four-point edge.A 3-pointer by Bryn Forbes with 4:17 left in the second quarter put San Antonio up 50-34, the largest lead for either team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross goes up to shoot in front of San Antonio Spurs center Trey Lyles (41) and forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Florida — When Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross hit shots with the game on the line, the Orlando Magic are a much different team.Fournier scored 26 points, including a couple of late 3-pointers, and the Magic beat San Antonio 111-109 on Friday night to hand the Spurs their fourth straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Spurs shot 53 percent in the first half and led 56-47 at halftime.Orlando ran off 12 straight points early in the third quarter and took a 69-66 lead on a 3 by Fournier.Patty Mills and Jakob Poeltl provided points off the bench to pull the Spurs back ahead. They went up 99-92 when LaMarcus Aldridge hit a 3 with 4:42 left.TIP-INSSpurs: Dejounte Murray played 21 minutes but will sit out Saturday night against Portland, part of the plan for his recovery from knee surgery a year ago. … Aldridge missed all six of his shots in the first half. … The Spurs have given up 122 points per game during their losing streak.Magic: F Jonathan Isaac did not play after rolling his right ankle Thursday night during the unveiling of the Magic’s City-Edition uniforms at Disney World. “We were taking pictures, just shooting around and I got a little careless,” said Isaac, the first Orlando starter to miss a game this season. He hopes to play Sunday against Washington. … F Al-Farouq Aminu grabbed 13 rebounds in his first start for the Magic. … G Michael Carter-Williams was called for three fouls in 13 seconds late in the first quarter. … Vucevic shot 4 for 16.INJURIES HAPPENMagic coach Steve Clifford on Isaac’s bizarre injury: “People always say I shouldn’t leave guys in at the end of the game when we have a 12-point lead because somebody might get hurt. Hey, somebody could get hurt walking down the hall. It happens all the time.”UP NEXTSpurs: Host the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.Magic: Host the Washington Wizards on Sunday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

Paralympians faster than Olympic Gold medallist: Why the blind can run better

first_imgThe Paralympics in Rio have given us some fine stories to cherish. But four athletes in the 1500m race became part of sporting folklore forever after bettering the time set by the Olympic Gold medallist in the same event this year. The top four finishers, all of them blind, in the 1500m final ran so fast that they all bettered the time registered by American Matthew Centrowitz, who won 1500m Gold at the Summer Olympics in Rio last month. Alegerian athlete Abdellatif Baka clinched the T13 1500m Paralympic Gold with a record time of 3:48.29 while Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia took the Silver with a time of 3:48.49, Kenya’s Henry Kirwa came third after clocking 3:49.59 while Baka’s brother Fouad Baka finished fourth with 3:49.84.Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka finishes first to win gold ahead of Ethiopia’s Tamiru Demisse in the 1500m final at Rio Paralympics. (AP Photo) Centrowitz had taken 3:50.00 to clinch Gold at the Olympics. It was a sensational race. They were all fluid and ran like the wind. They could not see the thousands who had congregated to watch history unfolding but their chants and roar were loud and crystal clear. (Rio Paralympic Gold medallist quicker than Rio Olympic Gold medallist in 1500m race) Abdellatif was trailing somewhere down the line before he caught up and eventually won. The applause that followed was deafening. A new fairytale was born in the midst of struggles and hardships, thanks to the indomitable human spirit. But what set these four blind men to run like there was no tomorrow? What drove them to run with such gay abandon? What made them better an Olympic Gold medallist, who at the peak of his career, must surely be among the best athletes in the world? The answer perhaps lies in the antics and rhetoric that the Olympians indulge in. Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the planet and perhaps the biggest showman in the world of sports, is a prime example. Like him, his 100m and 200m rivals soak in the public adulation and spend minutes trying to fire up the crowd before their sprints. (Asked to choose between paralysis and death, Deepa Malik delivers Paralympics Silver) Bolt, in fact, has been pictured, looking back at his opponents with a wide grin on his face, after creating enough gap between him and them for broad daylight to pass through. There is colour in the Olympics and those blessed with vision, cannot resist the temptation to play to the gallery. The blind have no such privilege. They cannot see the pretty girls fawning over them, they cannot see the media jostling for interviews and they cannot see the thousands, who watch with abated breath. Not form them, the luxury of going back to their hotel rooms and reliving their moments of glory, thanks to the several highlights packages on television. The blind are more focussed. Their determination is single-minded and it often borders on the obsessive. That is what the four runners showed on Monday in the Brazilian capital. The world is their stage.advertisementlast_img read more

SINTRONES: new in-vehicle computer supports full 4K video and 4 x POE operating

first_imgSINTRONES launched the cost-effective VBOX-3210 series powered by AMD Radeon graphics via the third-generation Graphics Core Next architecture enables the AMD Embedded R-Series SOC Quad Core RX-421BD/RX-216GD and GX-224IJ/GX-215JJ. The new series are developed for new generation of various vehicle applications.The VBOX-3210 series is an astonishing graphics with true 4K decode/encode, intelligent power management, full functional extensible and extremely compact size in-vehicle computing. The Superior 3D graphics from triple independent Display (2 x DP port, 1 x VGA) is driving immersive for eye-catching 4K multi-media, and the max. up to 32GB DDR4 DRAM enhance the performing of the 3D graphics. It has 5 x GbE LAN and can be integrated max. 4 x PoE 802.3at which is a suitable solution for portable, fixed and in Vehicle video surveillance applications. Its strong flexibility has 3 x miniPCIe + 1 x M.2 2230 A-E key slots for extended modules of wireless, LTE w/ Dual SIM Card, WLAN, GPS Dead Reckoning, GSM/GPRS, BT. One CFast and one SATA storage is a perfect solution for mobile DVR, driver behavior recording and in Vehicle digital signage The Built-in Battery option provides internal battery kit for 10-15 minutes operating (Taiwan Patent No.: M447854). A very wide input voltage ranges from 9 to 48V with Smarter Vehicle Power Ignition can be used for all kind of vehicles including Battery Electric Vehicle. It can be operated in extreme weather conditions (Operating temperature: -40 ~ 70℃) suitable for (LPR) License Plate Recognition and outdoor traffic surveillance. In addition, the new VBOX-3210 series is longevity and supports at least year 2025 as stability and reliable solution.Using the SINTRONES VBOX-3210 the customers will be able to implement and manage/fleet management in-vehicle solution in consumer field such as buses, trains, taxi, school buses, trucks, forklift, agriculture machine or public sectors such as police cars, fire trucks, garbage truck, or snow plow.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Cincoze: sunlight readable Panel PC and touch monitor for outdoor applicationsNext SINTRONES: ABOX-5100 series delivers GPU acceleration with a small footprintlast_img read more

Wisdom Marine Books Two More Bulkers in Japan

first_imgzoom Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine is investing USD 68 million in two new NOx Tier III bulk carriers.The company said that the two 82,400 dwt bulkers would be ordered from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU).Details on the expected delivery of the ships were not disclosed.Wisdom Marine has been very active on the newbuilding scene over the recent period.Just last month it ordered two 37,800 dwt bulker newbuildings from the Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding, paying USD 24.5 million apiece.The order came on the heels of a buying spree from the end of last year which saw Wisdom Marine order two 61,000 dwt bulkers from Tokyo-based builder Kawasaki Heavy Industries and buy a 63,700 dwt bulk carrier from Chijing Shipping.Based on its website data, the current fleet of Wisdom Marine is comprised of 127 ships. Thirteen new ships are being constructed for the company at several Japanese shipyards, with four of them set to be handed over this year.Four additional newbuildings are scheduled for delivery in 2019 with four more following suit in 2020.The final Handysize bulker, being built at Imabari Shipbuilding, is expected to be completed and delivered in 2021.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Kamala Harris To Join Hillary Clinton At LA Promise Funds Girls Build

first_imgTen thousand young women from public schools across Los Angeles County will come together to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton and Kamala Harris speak about activism and leadership on December 15th at the LA Promise Fund’s Girls Build Leadership Summit held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.The event, the largest of its kind in the nation, emboldens young women to engage with the issues they care about and prepares them to solve the problems of tomorrow.The event was oversubscribed within hours of its announcement, with 5,000 girls attending and a waitlist of more than 10,000. The event’s capacity has now been expanded so that as many girls as possible can participate and benefit. “These girls, many of whom face incredible challenges on a daily basis, are smart, curious and determined to make a difference. I love that Girls Build provides a platform for the students to work collaboratively to create and implement solutions to big problems in their communities,” said Megan Chernin, LA Promise Fund Co-Chair.This year’s event is designed around the themes of technology and social impact, and includes performances and appearances from accomplished professionals in the technology and entertainment sectors, including Moj Mahdara, CEO of Beautycon; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer at Uber; Beatriz Acevedo, founder of mitú; Tara Deveaux, Chief Marketing Officer at BBDO; and Christy Haubegger, Agent at CAA and Founder of Latina magazine.“There has never been a more important time to empower girls to achieve their dreams and shape the future,” said Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer at Uber. “Our future depends on the success of girls, and I’m determined to support building the space and opportunity to have their collectives voices heard!”Three returning teams participating in the Girls Build Challenge will present their projects on stage, including a team from San Fernando High School, which developed a solar-powered tent to support the homeless in Los Angeles. Their project has been written about on Mashable and in the British Independent; it won them a grant from MIT.Girls Build has received significant support from the LA County Board of Supervisors each year since its inception. The Board of Supervisors has donated buses, meals, and funds, as well as passing a resolution, along with the LA City Council, Los Angeles Unified School District, and LA County Office of Education, designating October “Girls Empowerment Month.”“For the third year in a row, the County is providing its full-throated support to the thousands of students who participate in Girls Build,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “I have seen what this program provides to girls across the County: confidence, experience, and the platform to improve the future for themselves and their communities.”Girls at the Summit will also participate in a group meditation led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe. It will be the largest live meditation ever coordinated by Headspace. Additionally, girls will have the chance to take photos in front of an art installation designed specifically for this event by Shepard Fairey’s design team, Studio Number One.At the culmination of the Girls Build initiative in May 2018, participants will gather together to present solutions to the various challenges they have identified. Last year, 500 young women participated by becoming change agents, engaging 5,000 peers in STEM and maker fairs and coding clubs, and another 5,000 in health and mindfulness fairs and workshops.In its third year, the Girls Build Leadership Summit celebrates the girls who participate in the Girls Build program, an initiative run by the LA Promise Fund that challenges young women from public middle and high schools to use STEM principles and 21st Century learning skills to effect social change. Over the past two years, Girls Build engaged 20,000 girls, and awarded $120,000 in scholarships.To find out more, click here.last_img read more

Whitecap Resources buying lightoil producer Beaumont Energy for 5875M

CALGARY — Whitecap Resources Inc. has signed a deal to acquire privately held Beaumont Energy Inc. in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $587.5-million including debt.Under the agreement, Beaumont shareholders can receive $5.62 in cash or 0.40 of a Whitecap common share for each Beaumont share they hold. The cash available under the deal is capped at $103.4 million.Whitecap will also assume about $70.5 million in Beaumont debt.Beaumont has operations primarily in the Kerrobert area of west-central Saskatchewan, located nearby Whitecap’s existing operations.Whitecap said the deal will be partially funded with a $110-million bought deal equity financing.The company has signed a deal with a syndicate of underwriters to issue 8.149 million subscription receipts at a price of $13.50 each.

Dues arrears force borrowing from peacekeeping funds UN official says

Under-Secretary-General for Management Catherine Bertini told the General Assembly’s Administrative and Budgetary Committee on Tuesday that unpaid regular budget assessments from 78 countries totalled $693 million, while the arrears for peacekeeping was $1.56 billion.”The financial stability of the organization is under pressure,” she said. “We must be able to rely on payment in full and on time to provide the predictable resource base needed to carry out all our mandated activities.”The United States contributed $31 million of its regular dues earlier in the year and said it would send in another $233 million to $341 million, depending on congressional action, by the end of the year. If it got the lower amount, the United Nations would be $5 million in the red; if the higher amount, it would have a surplus of $103 million, Ms. Bertini said.At the end of September, the United States owed $732 million for peacekeeping, but it paid $252 million of that on Monday, she said. Fourteen other major contributors owed $464 million.Nonetheless, the organization was reimbursing Member States for troops and equipment as promptly as possible. It had paid $339 million in troop costs and planned to add another $64 million by year’s end, she said.Meanwhile, the war crime tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia were $117 million in the hole, compared to an unpaid amount at this time last year of just $49 million, so they, too, had had to borrow from peacekeeping funds, Ms. Bertini said. Sixty States had paid their tribunal assessments in full, but five major contributors owed $102 million and 126 others owed $15 million. read more

Football Defensive lineman Nick Bosa will not participate in drills at Ohio

Ohio State junior defensive end Nick Bosa (97) runs to tackle another member of Rutgers’ offensive team during the first half of the game on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorMany former Ohio State players will take the practice field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the final time Wednesday for their Pro Day: one of their last chances to participate in drills and talk to teams prior to the 2019 NFL Draft. However, according to reports, defensive end Nick Bosa will not participate in drills during Ohio State’s Pro Day. While at the NFL Combine, Bosa ran a 4.79 40-yard dash, third-best among defensive lineman. He also recorded 29 bench-press reps and 33.5-inch vertical. Bosa also had the third-fastest three-cone drill, completing it in 7.1 seconds. Expected by many to be one of the first few players taken in the draft, Bosa’s season was cut short due to an injury suffered against TCU on Sept. 15. Bosa decided to withdraw from Ohio State on Oct. 16, leaving with six tackles-for-loss and four sacks during the 2018 season. Bosa was one of 10 Ohio State players that participated in the NFL Combine, joining offensive linemen Michael Jordan and Isaiah Prince, running back Mike Weber, wide receivers Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon, quarterback Dwayne Haskins, defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones and cornerback Kendall Sheffield. All are expected to participate in Ohio State’s pro day.At the NFL Combine, Haskins recorded the slowest 40-yard dash of any quarterback, recording a 5.04 time. He also recorded a 28.5-inch vertical. According to reports, Haskins will throw again for scouts on Wednesday after doing so at the combine. In the 40-yard dash, McLaurin, Dixon and Campbell each finished in the top-8 times recorded, with Campbell recording a 4.31 40, tied for the fastest of any wide receiver. Offensive linemen Demetrius Knox, Malcolm Pridgeon and Brady Taylor, along with linebacker Dante Booker and kicker Sean Nuernberger, were not invited to the combine, but will likely participate in Pro Day drills Wednesday. In 2018, all 32 NFL teams were represented at Ohio State’s Pro Day, including five general managers and five head coaches. The 2019 NFL Draft will begin on April 25 in Nashville and will conclude on April 27. read more

Snags remain as troika returns

first_imgWith representatives of Greece’s foreign creditors set to return to Athens last week to assess the country’s efforts at fiscal adjustment, it remained unclear whether the new coalition government is in a position to provide inspectors with the necessary assurances that it is fully behind an ongoing austerity drive. Envoys from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, known collectively as the troika, were due to arrive in Athens on a busy day for the new coalition which was scheduled to convene its Cabinet before submitting the draft budget for 2012 in Parliament. The budget and the revision of a tough program of reforms were expected to be the focus of talks between troika officials, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos. But even before the resumption of negotiations – which were frozen last month amid the political upheaval that led to the formation of a unity government – a significant obstacle remained yesterday. Just a day after rejecting the demands of EU officials for a written acceptance of the terms of a new debt deal for Greece, conservative New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras appeared to harden his stance further, questioning the reforms that the coalition administration has pledged to see through. Samaras called for “a change to the failed economic policy, a shift toward restarting and overhauling the economy.” Sources in ND said they believed the standoff would be solved when Papademos sends a letter to EU officials with reassurances that the terms of the debt deal will be met. But EU officials also want written guarantees from Samaras and outgoing Premier George Papandreou. Samaras’ insistence on not signing is widely regarded as posturing, chiefly to appease ND MPs who disapproved of his decision to enter a coalition with the outgoing Socialists. Meanwhile, it seemed that Greece’s creditors were not backing down. IMF spokesman David Hawley said the fund was waiting to see “broad political support” before it approves further loans. “We are seeking assurances,” he said. EU officials, including Eurogroup Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker, whom Papademos is to meet in Strasbourg on Tuesday, have struck a similar stance. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Stronger Communities Programme now open for third round of funding grants

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following on from the success of round one and two of the Stronger Communities Programme, the Federal Government has opened up a third round of grants this month in a bid to improve community participation.Up to $150,000 is available for community groups in each constituency across the country to help with small capital projects that contribute to the vibrancy of the local community.Each project can receive grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 each, which might include upgrades or fit-outs of community centres, sporting facility upgrades, purchase of equipment for local service organisations, park furniture, BBQ’s or storage sheds.Among the groups successful in round two in Calwell, was the Greek Orthodox Community of Broadmeadows who received $10,000 for a kitchen upgrade. Established in the early 70s, member John Patsikatheodorou said that after decades of use facilities and the meal preparation area were in dire need of an upgrade.“Financially it’s helped us out; I’d encourage others to seriously consider applying also,” he told Neos Kosmos.“We offer a hot meal to our senior citizens every Monday and we’ve got a drop in centre on Sunday and we runs functions such as baptisms on the weekends as well. Given the ageing of the population, the kitchen equipment that we have – the stoves and the fryers – are very old and so one of the plans was to upgrade the kitchen and meals preparation area.” To be eligible, community groups need to provide matched contributions to the grant amount either in cash or goods, labour, or partner funding on a dollar for dollar basis.For groups who do not have the money as yet, contributions can be raised through a fundraising campaign, special donations, donated goods and services, or a matching grant from another body.Mr Patsikatheodorou said the money has significantly helped the group financially, with the kitchen expected to be complete in the next month or so. While ensuring the centre is fit for future use, he added that the upgrade would also be a chance to make connections with other ethnic groups and add to the community feel in the area.“Given the ageing of the population, and given that we no longer use the facility seven days a week, we’re opening it up to the broader community to make use of it as well,” Mr Patsikatheodorou said.John Patsikatheodorou at the Greek Community of Broadmeadows with Hamza Wariyo from the Oromo Community.The Greek Community of Broadmeadows has been at the forefront of multiculturalism in Hume. Having established the Upfield Soccer Club, which was predominantly Greek based, in recent years they approached the recently established Iraqi community and handed it over to them. “They’re the things that bound the community,” he said. “So we’re looking to make connections with newer communities and partnering with them because a lot of them are looking for space to meet and have their activities.”Applicants to the Stronger Communities Programme must be a legal entity, such as an incorporated association, and have an Australian Business Number (ABN).For those located in Calwell, expressions of interest are due by Monday 31 July, 2017. Contact Maria Vamvakinou’s office on (03) 9367 5216, or email for a form.Grants are open in all electorates. To find out what is happening in yours, contact your local MP for details. For more information, visit read more

Pollution les EtatsUnis publient leur plan Clean Air Act

first_imgPollution : les Etats-Unis publient leur plan Clean Air ActL’agence américaine de l’environnement, l’EPA, a publié son Clean Air Act (CAA) mercredi 21 décembre. Les Etats-Unis ne font pas partie du protocole de Kyoto mais maintenant, c’est officiel, ils s’engagent nationalement à suivre ce plan visant à une meilleure qualité de l’air.L’objectif de la Clean Air Act est de protéger la santé humaine, le bien-être, et de l’environnement par le maintien et l’amélioration de la qualité de l’air à travers l’élaboration de normes. Selon un communiqué de l’Agence américaine de l”environnement (EPA), le plan et ses amendements sont ainsi conçus dans le but de “protéger et améliorer les ressources atmosphériques de la nation de manière à promouvoir une meilleure santé publique, le bien-être et la capacité productive de la population”. Pour cela, la CAA se compose de six sections qui vont diriger l’EPA et lui permettre d’établir des normes nationales pour la qualité de l’air, ce qui aidera ensuite à assurer que les Etats appliquent bien la réglementation fixée. À lire aussiRéchauffement climatique : les émissions de CO2 connaissent leur plus forte hausse en 7 ansL’EPA a donc enfin fixé des normes pour la qualité de l’air ambiant dans son Clean Air Act afin de limiter les niveaux de “polluants” présents dans l‘air, dont le monoxyde de carbone, le plomb, le dioxyde d’azote et le dioxyde de soufre. L’agence a ainsi notamment publié une nouvelle loi sur l’air qui définit les “Mercury and Air Toxics Standards”, également appelés les MATS. Des seuils d’émission devraient permettre de diminuer considérablement les rejets de mercure et de 70 autres polluants dans l’air dont l’arsenic, le plomb, le nickel et surtout le mercure. Cette nouvelle réglementation permet de mieux contrôler les émissions des centrales à charbon, très polluantes mais elle cible tout particulièrement le mercure.Chaque Etat doit donc désormais élaborer un plan de mise en état (SIP) pour identifier les sources de pollution de l’air et ainsi pouvoir déterminer les réductions nécessaires pour répondre aux normes fédérales de qualité de l’air. Ces nouvelles normes devraient aider les Américains à élever leurs enfants dans une meilleure atmosphère en prévenant 130 000 cas d’asthme et 6 300 cas de bronchite aiguës par an et devraient également permettre d’éviter jusqu’à 11 000 décès prématurés et 4 700 attaques cardiaques par an, selon l’EPA citée par l’AFP. De plus, la mise en place de ces nouvelles normes de pollution de l’air engendrerait des gains de près de 90 milliards de dollars (environ 70 milliards d’euros) chaque année, a ajouté l’EPA. Le 30 décembre 2011 à 10:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Did You Catch the Dragonball Z Reference on Steven Universe

first_img GEEK PICK: GEEKY VINYL SALEAlways Save The Day With This Steven Universe Gift Guide Stay on target Cartoon Network has long been home to brilliant and formative cartoons. For kids who grew up in the 1990s, one of those cartoons was Dragonball Z. For kids growing up now, it’s Steven Universe. If you’re not a regular Cartoon Network viewer, you should know they have some amazing stuff right now. Steven Universe, in particular, is an always-relevant science fantasy story that has been consistently brilliant. It follows Steven, a half-human half alien Crystal Gem, who defends Beach City from extraterrestrial threats with the help of three friendly alien Gems.Of course, being a cartoon for the children of today, it has to keep up with, or at least be aware of, the internet memes its audience is passing around. That’s where Dragonball Z came in. Fans of the classic anime will remember Yamcha’s first death. Long story short, Yamcha tried to take on Nappa, a powerful alien villain when he was nowhere near strong enough to. Nappa didn’t even fight Yamcha himself, enlisting a disposable Saibaman to fight for him. The battle carried on as DBZ fights do, and Yamcha was killed, ending up face down in a crater. Fans began using the image as a meme for when someone tries and fails at something they had no hope of accomplishing.Reddit user TJax spotted Steven Universe having some fun with the meme. Ruby found herself going up against a threat that was just a little too strong for her and well… it worked out about as well for her as it did for Yamcha.Ruby strikes Yamcha’s death pose. (Photo: Cartoon Network via Reddit/TJax)Fans enjoyed the reference, and it’s pretty amazing that two generations of Cartoon Network met up like this. While it’s clear that Ruby will come back about as easily as Yamcha did, Steven Universe fans are hoping she won’t be nearly as useless. The probably have nothing to worry about. Ruby’s cool. Yamcha always kind of sucked.Stream the entire series of Steven Universe now on Amazon.last_img read more

Viewer numbers for 114 WWE Smackdown viewers see drop

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Google+ Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Sayscenter_img Last night’s 1/14 WWE Smackdown on the USA Network drew 2.33 million viewers on Thursday night. This is down last week’s debut episode that drew 2.76 million viewers.Smackdown averaged a 0.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 on Thursday.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Bruce Prichard was already working in consultant role with WWE back in January Facebook Now Playing Up Next Impact Wrestling leaving Pop TV, New television deal with Pursuit Channel announced Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Video: Trailer for the premiere of WOW-Women of Wrestling on AXS TV this Januarylast_img read more

Bridge work to force overnight I5 closure from I805 to La Jolla

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening to 5 a.m. Friday morning for road work, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.SANDAG construction crews plan to continue construction on a new trolley overpass over I-5 at Voigt Drive during the closure. According to the agency, work crews plan to pour concrete to form the bridge that will support the trolley tracks. I-5 southbound will be closed from the I-5 and Interstate 805 interchange to La Jolla Village Drive and significant delays are expected.The bridge is being constructed as part of the $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension, which includes a planned 11-mile extension of trolley service by the Metropolitan Transit System from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City.The extension will add trolley stops in Mission Bay Park, UC San Diego and Westfield UTC. SANDAG is receiving $1.04 billion in funding from the Federal Transit Administration to complete the project.The extension and related projects are intended to reduce traffic congestion as the county’s population increases. Construction on the extension began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Bridge work to force overnight I-5 closure from I-805 to La Jolla Village Posted: February 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents center_img KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2019 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Paul Salem joins MGM Resorts board

first_img Load More “Mr. Salem is a distinguished leader with over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Paul brings invaluable insight in corporate finance and asset management, and his strong track record of value creation has earned him an outstanding reputation within the investment and not-for-profit communities,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts. “We look forward to benefitting from Paul’s expertise as we continue to focus on executing the Company’s long-term strategy.“With the addition of Paul, the MGM Resorts Board has added three independent directors since 2017. These appointments underscore the Company’s commitment to proactively enhance its Board and ensure that we have an appropriate mix of skills, experience and perspectives to successfully grow our business and drive sustainable value creation.”Salem joined Providence Equity in 1992, where he has since served in several leadership positions and been instrumental in establishing the firm’s London office, helping to create Benefit Street Partners, Providence’s credit affiliate and leading the acquisition of Merganser Capital. Prior to joining Providence Equity, he. Salem worked for Morgan Stanley in corporate finance and mergers and acquisition and for Prudential Investment Corporation, an affiliate of Prudential Insurance, in private placement financings and leveraged buyout transactions.He currently serves as a director of Grupo TorreSur and previously served as a director of Asurion, Eircom, Madison River Telecom, MetroNet (formerly AT&T Canada), PanAmSat, Tele1 Europe, Verio, Wired Magazine and several other Providence investments. RelatedPosts MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of Paul Salem to the company’s Board of Directors, expanding the board from 12 to 13 directors.Salem arrives from Providence Equity Partners L.L.C, a premier global asset management firm, which he has seen grow from approximately $170 million in assets to nearly $60 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Osaka Governor planning to start operator recruitment process this year Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors MGM reaffirms its commitment to Osaka in wake of LVS withdrawallast_img read more

Hyundai promises walking climbing car concept for CES 2019

first_img 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 26 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Hyundai Mobility Vision concept joins the home and car into one at CES 2017 Share your voice 0 Tags Comments 12 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Hyundai,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Concept Cars 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 71 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 49 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 4 68 Photoscenter_img Enlarge ImageIt’s like an AT-AT from the Star Wars universe, but with wheels instead of more traditional feet. Hyundai Just when you think you’ve seen everything concept cars have to offer, Hyundai wipes the slate clean with something that could be either really neat, or really creepy.Hyundai will bring a new concept vehicle to CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Making its debut at Hyundai’s press conference on Jan. 7, the Hyundai Elevate concept isn’t just a car — it’s a car that can, according to Hyundai, both walk and climb in addition to driving.Judging by the picture Hyundai sent with its release, the Elevate concept achieves this by adding a range of motion to the vehicle’s “legs,” on which rest its wheels. That should give it nigh unparalleled levels of articulation on rocky terrain. And, depending on how that motion looks to the human eye, it’ll either look pretty awesome or super creepy (like oh so many Boston Dynamics robots). You’d be happy to see one of them arrive when you’re trapped in rubble, but perhaps less happy if one meanders towards you decked out in military livery and carrying live ammunition.Obviously, this is a pretty pie-in-the-sky concept, so it’s likely that Hyundai won’t have a full-scale working model on display at CES. Nevertheless, it’s yet another interesting way that an automaker came up with to give vehicles even more capability than they already have. We’ll check out Hyundai’s Elevate concept up close at CES next week. More From Roadshow 10 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 18 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 11 Photos 81 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 52 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Post a comment 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal CES 2019 Hyundai Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Share your voice 69 Photos Car Industry Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama.last_img read more

Wipro sees strong demand for services from financial clients

first_imgThe new Wipro logoSpecial arrangementIndian IT company Wipro Ltd said it was seeing strong demand for its services from clients in banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), while it faces challenges in its India business and in the U.S. healthcare sector.India’s No.3 IT firm said on Friday that BFSI, its biggest segment, now accounted for 30 percent of its revenues, up from 25.7 percent a year ago, as it reported a 2 percent rise in net profit for the three months through June, beating analysts’ forecasts.Bengaluru-based Wipro said it expected revenue form its key IT services business for the quarter ending September to be in the range of $2.01 billion to $2.05 billion. That would mean growth of 0.3 percent to 2.3 percent from its current revenue of $2.03 billion, after adjusting for the loss of roughly $23 million in revenue due to the sale of its hosted data services business in the June quarter.”While we see continuing challenges in our India business and the ACA (Affordable Care Act)-related decline in health care, we do see stronger momentum in the rest of our business led by BFSI and the Americas,” Chief Executive Officer Abidali Z. Neemuchwala told a news conference.More than half of Wipro’s sales are in the Americas.Wipro also said it has been trying to restructure its India business, which along with the Middle East contributes less than 10 percent of its revenues, while the uncertainty around ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, in the United States, has pushed healthcare clients to hold off big spends.The company also said it needs to attract more big-spending clients. It has only eight clients that bring in annual revenues of more than $100 million. “I wish we were doing better on that,” Chief Financial Officer Jatin Dalal said. “We are pushing up from the base and you hopefully will see an acceleration from here on.”There was ample client demand for Wipro’s software services though, Dalal said. “Our challenge is to make sure we harness the demand… and how quickly we convert that from a demand to opportunity, opportunity to order book, and order book to revenue.”Wipro said net profit for the three months to June 30 totaled 21.21 billion rupees ($309 million), topping analysts’ expectations of 19.52 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data. Its results came out after the stock market close.It also announced on Friday that it will partner with Alight Solutions and buy out the U.S.-based human resources solutions provider’s India operations for $117 million in cash.last_img read more

Hot Sale 100 Gift Card for Just 85 with Email Delivery Today

first_imgLooking to beef up your iTunes capital? Then we have the deal for you, which gets you $100 iTunes credit for just $85 for a limited time only.Amazon has Apple’s $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85 with Email DeliveryBlack Friday and Cyber Monday was a huge treat for all buyers out there since deals were falling from all directions, but many out there missed a few things and a discounted iTunes Gift Card was one of them. If you missed the previous chance, then we’re going to make sure that you don’t miss this one.If you part ways with $100 on a usual day, you get $100 worth of iTunes Gift Card, but for a limited time only, you can spice things up a bit. Buying that same $100 iTunes Gift Card will cost you just $85 day which is a flat 15% off on the asking price and in return you get a lot of credit which you can use towards a lot of things including apps, games, buying iCloud storage, signing up to Apple Music and more. If you’re interested, you can grab the deal by heading to the link below.Remember, you have to apply the special discount code ahead of checkout if you want to get that 15% off. You miss the code, you’ll be charged the full price, and obviously you don’t want that to happen.Buy $100 iTunes Gift Card for Just $85 – Use discount code ITUNES15 at checkout Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Tamta puts Cyprus through to Eurovision final video

first_imgCyprus’ entrant for Eurovision 2019 on Tuesday night secured a place in the final, to be held on Saturday night in Israel.Tamta gave a lively performance of the song Replay written by Greek-Swedish songwriter Alex Papaconstantinou, during which backers dancers even pulled off her outer outift.Popstar, Tamta is Georgian and Greek having moved to Greece after her mother immigrated with her younger brother.The popstar was married in Georgia at 14 to her 16-year-old boyfriend, with whom she had a daughter, Annie. Tamta and her husband divorced after six years of marriage, during which she raised her child and finished high school.Tamta moved to Athens, where she worked as a housekeeper alongside her mother, and later entered a talent competition in Greece.She was runner-up in 2003’s season of Super Idol. Tamta was subsequently signed to a record label in Greece and began her career.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more