Mothers across Nova Scotia will compete in the 2003 InternationalQuintessence Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 4, topromote the benefits of breastfeeding during World BreastfeedingWeek. At 11 a.m. the participants will attempt to set theQuintessence World Record for the most infants breastfeeding atone time. “Breastfeeding reduces an infant’s risk of illness and is alsobeneficial for the mother’s health,” said Health PromotionMinister Rodney MacDonald. “This event is a great way to promotethe importance of breastfeeding and to reinforce the healthbenefits.” This year the challenge includes sites from Nunavut to Floridaand from Newfoundland to California. There are over 70 sitesregistered across Canada and seven are in Nova Scotia: Amherst,Antigonish, Halifax, Sydney (two sites), Wolfville, and Yarmouth. The winner of the challenge will be determined by calculating thenumber of participating mothers and infants at each site in ratioto the province’s birth rate. The challenge presents a great opportunity for breastfeedingmothers to meet and share their experiences. Activities have beenorganized for each location to celebrate and show support forbreastfeeding mothers and their children. “We want to see lots of breastfeeding mothers come out,” saidJennifer Joseph, the Breastfeeding Challenge organizer for NovaScotia. “They’re the first-hand account of how importantbreastfeeding is.” Breastfeeding has numerous nutritional, physical, developmental,and emotional health benefits for infants. There are also manybenefits for the mother, such as reduced risk of breast andovarian cancers, easier weight loss to pre-pregnancy levels, andvarious psychological benefits. Although studies show that breastfeeding is in the best interestof both mothers and their babies, many women choose to useformula. The Breastfeeding Challenge is designed to celebrate thebenefits of breastfeeding and to demonstrate the community’ssupport for breastfeeding mothers. For information on the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, seethe Web site at www.babyfriendly.ca . All breastfeeding mothersand their families are welcome to attend the challenges in theircommunities. For information on the Nova Scotia sites call 902-470-7113. The 2003 International Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge isbeing presented by the Office of Health Promotion in partnershipwith the IWK Health Centre and the Nova Scotia District HealthAuthorities.
Country music super star Martina McBride paid a visit to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana last Friday, May 15, in Gary, Indiana.Martina McBride And Team Martina Visit Food Bank of Northwest IndianaCredit/Copyright: Sheila JonesShe performed at the Star Plaza Theater in nearby Merrillville, IN, just outside of Chicago, on her 2015 “Everlasting” tour that night.Martina’s “Team Martina” global volunteer group participated in the food bank visit, attracting local fans – and those from as far away as Texas and Florida – who joined the team for the day helping the food bank. Before enjoying the concert that night, fans volunteered alongside Martina to sort and box over 300 packages of food to be distributed to local food pantries to help those in need and fight hunger in northwest Indiana.Martina McBride And Team Martina Visit Food Bank of Northwest IndianaCredit/Copyright: Sheila JonesThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana distributes 4.5 million meals annually and serves as a link for hunger relief to children, families and seniors throughout Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana.McBride, long known for her philanthropic work, was awarded the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award last week in Nashville at the 2015 Music Biz Convention and will receive the Beacon of Hope Award in a ceremony at Lincoln Center on June 6 for her work in helping orphaned children at Covenant House International. Her “Team Martina” charity initiative encourages fans to volunteer in their own home towns and out on tour to help good causes in the communities that Martina performs in. Fans may join the group by visiting TeamMartina.com.This summer, the team has adopted a children’s orphanage at Covenant House International and, partnering with McBride, will provide music instruments to the children living there. Fans may make donations to the music program online from now until June 26, 2015, for a chance to win prizes like a personal video message taped just for the winner by Martina or attend a private sound check with her or win lunch with her in Myrtle Beach, SC, this summer to benefit the children’s orphanage.Visit Crowdrise.com/Soundcheckor TeamMartina.com.McBride, four time CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year, released her first cook book late last year entitled “Around The Table” and she most recently signed to Nash Icon Records, a joint venture between the Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus. She is expected to release new music later this year.
Congratulating Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on its 8th anniversary, a United Nations official today said that the South Asian body has significant progress in the past year. “Over a period of little more than 12 months some important steps have been taken to place the Commission on solid footing,” Richard Bennett, representing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, said at an event, attended by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and others, marking the anniversary. Some of the progress, he said, includes being recognized as a constitutional body in the Interim Constitution; a draft law laying out the NHRC’s specific functions and powers under the constitution is being created; new Commissioners have been appointed and have started their jobs; it has regained its ‘A’ status among its peers at the International Coordinating Committee of the National Institutions for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights; and is nearly finished with putting together a new 3-year strategy. “These developments will assist the Commission in undertaking its formidable tasks as Nepal enters a new phase in its transition towards a society that I hope will embrace human rights as the cornerstone of its new democracy,” Mr. Bennett observed. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has assessed that the Government should focus on addressing impunity and discrimination as part of its efforts to consolidate the peace process. Mr. Bennett said that his Office is prepared to assist the Government in this regard, especially through collaborating with others, including the NHRC. Nepal, which has emerged from a decade-long civil war that claimed an estimated 13,000 lives before the Government and Maoist rebels signed a peace accord in 2006, will convene the Constituent Assembly this week. “I welcome the fact that the NHRC is already planning to make a contribution to the constitution-making process, not only through seeking to ensure that the constitution contains strong and effective human rights provisions but also by helping to make the process as participatory as possible,” Mr. Bennett said at the event. The Commission and OHCHR are in talks over creating a district-level initiative to hold consultations on human rights and the constitution, which is key to protect and promote human rights, he added. The representative noted that the NHRC faces some issues, and called for bolstered measures to protect women. “The seemingly current lack of action for domestic violence implies that Nepal may be held accountable for complicity in violence against women,” he said. Last week, OHCHR-Nepal condemned the recent killings and other serious human rights violations following last month’s elections in the Asian country.“OHCHR-Nepal is extremely concerned about recent killings and other serious human rights violations during the fragile period prior to the swearing-in of the Constituent Assembly,” the UN office says in a statement. 26 May 2008Congratulating Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on its 8th anniversary, a United Nations official today said that the South Asian body has significant progress in the past year.
The annual report of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict shows that 16 different armies and insurgent groups – in conflicts ranging from the Philippines and Myanmar to Darfur, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Colombia – have recruited or used child soldiers for at least the past five years.The report also identifies the groups which subjects minors to the most brutal violence, such as killings, maimings, rapes and other sexual assaults.Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, warned that “we still live in a world with those who would use children as spies, soldiers, and human shields.“The shifting nature of conflict has put many children on the front lines. Too often children become collateral damage during military operations. Every year the release of this report should give us pause. Let us remember that we must protect the most innocent and most vulnerable,” she added.The persistent violators include Abu Sayyaf, the New People’s Army and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), three insurgent groups that are active in the Philippines. Myanmar’s national army, known as Tatmadaw Kyi, and the rebel Karenni Army and Karen National Liberation Army were also identified.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) continue to recruit and use child soldiers in their fight against Government forces and paramilitary groups in the South American country, the report noted.In the DRC, the report named violators on both sides of the conflict still flaring in the east – the national army (known as the FARDC) and the rebel Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Nationalist and Integrationalist Front (FNI), the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and various militias that are known as the Mai-Mai.In Sudan, pro-Government militias in Darfur and the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) were included in the list, while Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) was also named.But the report, which has been sent to the Security Council, makes clear that progress has been made with some groups which have recently signed action plans in which they aim to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. The MILF, the SPLA and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist have all signed such plans.Burundi has been removed from the annexes to the report following UN verification that all children associated with the National Liberation Forces (FNL) have been reunited with their families and that the group has ceased recruitment.By contrast, some groups have been named for the first time as recruiting or using children in armed conflict. These include the Afghan National Police, the rebel Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Somalia’s Hizbul Islam militia.Somalia’s Al-Shabaab, an Islamist rebel force, and the TFG both stand accused of killing and maiming children in the Horn of Africa country.Several groups involved in fighting in the eastern DRC were named as being responsible for rapes and other forms of sexual violence against children. They are the FARDC, LRA, FDLR, the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri district (FRPI), the FNI and the Mai-Mai.The report lists several recommendations to the Security Council for consideration, including more vigorous measures against those groups and individuals who persistently commit grave violations against children. The Council will discuss the report at an open debate next month. 21 May 2010The United Nations today for the first time named the military forces and rebel groups that are the most persistent violators of children in armed conflicts, identifying groups in Asia, Africa and Latin America which continue to recruit child soldiers and use them to wage war.
A suspect was arrested in Wellawatte today with 1.5 kg of heroin, the police media unit said.The suspect is alleged to be connected to leading drug dealers in the country.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing.This “Creators Update” also aims to make future updates less disruptive.Microsoft said Wednesday that it will roll out the Creators Update to some 400 million Windows 10 devices worldwide over time. Though there’s no set schedule, devices that came with Windows 10 installed will likely get the update first. That will make it easier for Microsoft to work out kinks for older devices, which are potentially more problematic.Once you get it, here are four things to check out.___WEBSITE CLUTTERThroughout the day, you’re likely using your web browser for a variety of tasks — researching a trip, checking the news and, gasp, doing actual work. Having all those websites open at once could prove cumbersome.Windows 10’s Edge browser now has a small icon on the upper left corner for setting aside a group of websites. Say, your deadline on a work project is rapidly approaching. Just hit the button to clear out website tabs for your Caribbean getaway. When you’re ready to return to trip planning, hit an adjacent icon to restore those tabs you’ve set aside.You can set aside multiple groups; the most recent ones appear on top. When things get rough, you can scroll down to check the set of job search sites you set aside weeks ago.Though browsers let you bookmark sites, you probably don’t want permanence for trips and short-term projects. Once you restore tabs using the new feature, you’ll need to set them aside again when you’re done for future access. And tabs won’t sync across devices.___IN 3-DPaint, a graphics app Microsoft first shipped with Windows 1.0 in 1985, is getting a major refresh. You can now create images in 3-D .Start by pressing the cube icon at the top. You can create 3-D images from scratch or choose an object, such as a cylinder, a fish or a person. You can get additional models from a 3-D online community called Remix and even share your creations there. You can add stickers, such as eyes, by tapping the icon to the right of the cube.Play around to get a feel for all the capabilities. Expect lots of trial and error — and frequent use of the “undo” button.3-D images created through paint will be compatible with 3-D printers and printing services.___GAMERS, REJOICEA game mode optimizes the computer for gaming. Other tasks can still run in the background but won’t consume as much of the system resources. Game mode is on by default; you can turn it off through a new central location for system-wide game settings (individual games might still have their own settings).Windows 10 also gets a broadcasting service called Beam, which Microsoft bought last year. Before, to share live streaming of game play, gamers had to install and activate Beam or a competing service separately.___LESS-ANNOYING UPDATESAlthough Creators Update is only the second major update since Windows 10’s release in 2015, Microsoft has issued many smaller ones along the way. They often require a restart and can come at inopportune times — such as the start of an important meeting. Users with the Home edition of Windows 10 had no options for postponing updates.Microsoft says it has listened and will give all users the ability to schedule a time or defer updates for three days. This doesn’t mean you can avoid updates forever, but it gives you more say over when. by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2017 10:50 am MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, discusses a Windows 10 update at a Microsoft media event in New York. The major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, 2017. New features in the “Creators Update” include 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and the ability to annotate maps and photos. Microsoft also is changing its update procedures to make them less disruptive. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter
Ohio State men’s lacrosse senior attacker Logan Schuss has one more year, one more chance to do what he’s done for the past three seasons. The British Columbian has led the Buckeyes in many ways during his illustrious four-year career. Last year’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Year, Schuss has been a standout since first stepping foot on campus in Columbus. In his freshman campaign, Schuss garnered honorable mention All-American honors, on top of his ECAC Rookie of the Year award and first team All-ECAC status. He has lead the Buckeyes in goals in each of his first three seasons. Recruited by coach Nick Myers from the beginning of high school, Schuss took the risk of heading to a foreign environment to play for OSU, but he said he’s never doubted the decision. “I had the opportunity to have coach Myers come and see me play and we started talking,” Schuss said. “We just saw all the stars line up and I got the chance to come here and play.” As one of the primary recruiters going after Schuss, Myers recalls being impressed by the Canadian’s talent as he watched Schuss grow as a player and a person over a span of almost eight years. “It’s been a great deal of growth,” Myers said. “Logan was a young man that we recruited and I can remember seeing him play for the first time when he was a ninth grader.” Voted a captain by his teammates for this season, Schuss sets an example for his teammates on and off the field. Assistant coach Dave Dobbins said Schuss is a positive influence on the younger players. “We expect a lot out of him, he’s a senior and a captain for us,” Dobbins said. “His responsibilities go way beyond just scoring goals and making assists. He’s what makes the team tick a lot of times.” The success and accolades haven’t gone to Schuss’ head, though, and fellow captain, senior midfielder Dominique Alexander, said Schuss remains very much the person he was when he first came to OSU. “He’s become more of a leader. Overall he hasn’t changed much. He’s still running around yelling at practice, you come around and hear him yelling, getting guys pumped up,” Alexander said. “Logan’s definitely going out with a chip on his shoulder, where he doesn’t want it to be something he looks back on as, ‘I didn’t do my job.’” Dobbins said Schuss’ mentality of not wanting to let down his teammates makes him work harder at practice and show a work ethic seen in few players his age. “He’s a guy that goes out there to practice every day with the right approach,” Dobbins said. “He’s not a guy who always leads with his voice, but leads by example. He’s one of the hardest working guys out there.” The future looks bright for Schuss, who was drafted recently by the Ohio Machine along with Alexander and senior midfielder Kevin Mack, but Schuss said he isn’t letting anything distract him from giving the game his all in his time left at OSU. “I try not to think about the whole ‘getting drafted’ part of it,” Schuss said. “I want to focus on the Buckeyes and being a leader.” As a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete majoring in physical education, Schuss said his future isn’t just squared on lacrosse. He said he sees his career taking him toward a different leadership role. “I’m going to be coming back for a fifth year to do my student teaching,” Schuss said. “I’m going to one day, hopefully, be a P.E. teacher.” In the season opener against Detroit Saturday, Schuss tallied a career-high 10 points. In fact, he has totaled least a point in all 46 of his career games. “On the field, he’s a competitor. He’s very talented. Aside from the talent is a work ethic that his teammates and the younger guys can feed off of,” Myers said. Schuss and the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Jacksonville Sunday at 3:15 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla.
Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) carries the ball during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorAfter weeks of sharing the spotlight with Dontre Wilson, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall is set to have his own stage on Saturday.With sophomore H-back Wilson out for the foreseeable future with a broken foot, Marshall is expected to get the majority of the reps at H-back, something he said he is excited for.“When me and Dontre were sharing the position, we did share reps, so this just gives me the opportunity to play a little bit more,” Marshall said Wednesday. “I feel like I am ready to take on that role to play a little bit more at the H-back position.”Marshall has lined up in multiple spots all over the field this season, including quarterback in a wildcat formation.The Middletown, Ohio, native played quarterback throughout high school and threw for 2,240 yards as a senior.Marshall said he’s had fun taking on different roles in the offense.“I definitely enjoy it. It is fun for me to be at different positions around the field. I get a kick out of playing quarterback just because that is where I came from,” Marshall said. “Every time they say ‘go in at quarterback,’ I take it to the most advantage I can.”OSU coach Urban Meyer compared Marshall’s skill set to one of his former players and a current NFL star.“The thing I always look at is Joe Haden was a quarterback in high school. You’re not just going to put your best player out there for 30 plays a game at corner,” Meyer said. “If he’s a great player, he’s going to touch the football.”Marshall has gotten exactly 45 touches this season — 17 carries, 14 receptions, 11 punt returns, two kick returns and one pass attempt — and has scored three times in his first season of action as a Buckeye.Marshall said his experience at quarterback has helped him on the field this season at the H-back spot.“We are taught as receivers to read defenses because you have to know when you are getting the ball and when you are not,” Marshall said. “It helped me out a bit coming from the quarterback position.”He added that he tries to keep his arm warm on the sideline, just in case he is called upon to attempt a pass.“I try to swing it around a little bit, I don’t try to give it away to the fans as much,” Marshall said. “They are yelling down, ‘Jalin, throw one, throw one,’ I don’t control that so I just try to warm up a little bit with the quarterbacks before the game just in case I have to go out there and throw a pass.”Marshall has attempted one pass this season, as a throw downfield intended for redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas fell incomplete in a game against Illinois.After the game against the Fighting Illini, Meyer said Marshall’s role in the offense is expanding not only because of his skill set, but also because of necessity.“We’ve been working on Jalin playing quarterback first because he’s very talented,” Meyer said Nov. 1. “Second of all … you hear these stories, I’ve never been down to our third- and fourth-string quarterback, but you always try to be ready in case something happens. And he’s a gifted guy. So we’re going to expand his package each week.”Despite the excitement of extended playing time, Marshall said he and the Buckeyes are focused on the task at hand: beating Minnesota.“We got to take it one week at a time,” Marshall said. “This is a big game, Minnesota just cracked the top-25 (in the College Football Playoff rankings) and I feel like we have to prepare this week, just as we did last week.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers at noon Saturday in Minneapolis.
FEDERAL WAY — A man found dead by a cleaning contractor in a Federal Way home had died about three months ago.The King County medical examiner’s office says 60-year-old Gary Sayles died of a heart condition. A restaurant receipt found in the home indicated the last time he was alive was in August.Neighbors told KIRO Sayles always kept to himself. They didn’t know the house had gone into foreclosure. The bank sent the cleaning contractor who found the body last week. He called 911 and said the body was unrecognizable and mummified.
Bureau of Land Management officials are scheduled to meet with Forty Mile area gold miners tomorrow. BLM Alaska spokeswoman Leslie Ellis Waters says Friday’s meeting in Chicken will include the agency’s top administrators.Download Audio:Ellis Waters says they were invited to attend the meeting. It follows recent years of tensions, highlighted by an August 2013 Environmental Protection Agency lead armed raid of several mining operations. Miners felt intimidated, but a subsequent governor’s report found officers did nothing wrong. Ellis Waters says there’s no official agenda for Friday’s meeting, but reclamation regulations are likely to be a primary topic.Ellis Waters says there’s a lot of confusion around the topic, but stresses that the BLM will be there to listen. She could not say what data the water quality assessment and regulatory changes are based on, but longtime Forty Mile area Miner Sheldon Maier of Fairbanks contends the science isn’t there.Maier’s wife Yenna describes the conflict between miners and regulators as over control, not better practices.The Maiers have refused to pay federal access fees for a road they say they’ve invested thousands of dollars to repair. Last year the state sued the federal government claiming ownership of numerous historic rights of way in the Forty mile region. The Maiers, who have been vocal advocates on behalf of Forty Mile miners, say they’ve grown weary of meetings that don’t yield changes, and don’t plan on attending tomorrow’s session with the BLM in Chicken.
A child was killed and ten others injured as a bus collided head-on with a truck in Buraburi area on the Panchagarh-Tetulia highway on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Limon, son of Belal Hossain resident of Khutaganj village of Shalbahan union. He was only three and half years of old.Among the injured, freedom fighter Hasan Ali Mia, 75, Khalek, 28, bus driver Reza, 38, truck driver Saddam, 30, Ripon, 20, Zakir, 35, and Khabirul, 40 were rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.The accident took place when a Panchagarh-bound bus of
Bangladesh is no longer a safe haven for Indian insurgents, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General KK Sharma said on Friday.“They (Indian insurgents) are no longer active in Bangladesh. There were few training camps and hideouts of Indian insurgents and on our (BSF) information, the BGB (Border Guards of Bangladesh) has taken effective action and destroyed them,” Sharma said on the sidelines of a function at the BSF (Meghalaya Frontier) headquarters here.Moreover, he said if there was any definite knowledge of Indian insurgent camps on Bangladesh soil, action would be taken by the Bangladesh security forces to dismantle them.India has a 1,880 km border with Bangladesh along four states – Tripura (856 km), Assam (263 km), Meghalaya (443 km) and Mizoram (318 km).Expressing concern on the cattle smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border, Sharma said his troopers continued to make all efforts to thwart the crime.“You must realize that the populations on both sides of the border have been indulging in this activity for a very long time. Wherever we become strict, cattle smuggling is stopped in that area. They immediately shift to another area. So inspite of our best efforts, this has not completely stopped,” he said.Sharma said the BSF was in the process of covering the gaps along the India-Bangladesh border with technological solutions.“Very soon we will be installing an intruder detection alarm system to detect any intruder.
A court in Vietnam has handed out prison sentences to 15 protesters arrested during mass demonstrations last month against proposed special economic zones in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.Despite sweeping reforms, communist-ruled Vietnam tolerates little dissent. The country’s constitution allows freedom of assembly, but protests are often broken up by police.At least 31 people have been jailed for taking part in the nationwide demonstrations, triggered by fears that investors from China would dominate the 99-year land leases up for development in the zones.In a trial which ended late on Monday, the People’s Court of Bien Hoa City, in the south of the country, sentenced the protesters to between eight to 18 months in prison.Five others were given 12- to 14-months probation on charges of “causing public disorder”, Voice of Vietnam Radio said.They were arrested when taking to the streets on 10 June and “caused traffic jams”, the report cited the indictment as saying.Their lawyers were not immediately available for comment.Earlier this month, 16 people were jailed under identical charges in Binh Thuan province. June’s protests had turned violent in the province, with protesters hurling bricks and petrol bombs at police.Monday’s trial came less than two weeks after a court in Ho Chi Minh City ordered the release and deportation of William Anh Nguyen, 32, an American man of Vietnamese descent who was also arrested for “causing public disorder” during the protests.”They have done nothing wrong,” Nguyen wrote on his twitter account after Monday’s sentencing. “The fight for justice and democracy continues”.
Image: Katru Eco-Energy Citation: New omni-directional wind turbine can capture wind energy on building rooftops (2011, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-omni-directional-turbine-capture-energy-rooftops.html More information: via New Inventors (video) Sureshan, who has been in the business of designing mechanical systems (such as the first hybrid rooftop solar air-conditioning unit to go up on a commercial building in Queensland, Australia), for over 25 years, says he began working on the design after spending a lot of time working on building rooftops and noting how there was a lot of very nearly constant wind flying around, and thought there ought to be a way to capture it and put it to good use.After studying then current ideas for capturing wind, Sureshan hit on the idea of building an enclosure of sorts, or shroud, with airfoil blades for “walls” that allowed air to travel inside the chamber, but because of the angle, would force it to flow upwards inside the chamber, rather than allow it to pass through and out the opposite side; all that wind (or at least 87% of it) would then flow upwards towards the horizontal blades connected to the turbine, which would spin, producing electricity. The result is a wind turbine that has just one moving part, is much quieter than most other turbines and doesn’t harm birds because they are too large to fit through the sidewall blades. It looks pretty cool as well. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Image: Katru Eco-Energy Explore further The IMPLUX, under development for several years, and recently field tested in Singapore, relies on a central chamber that has been specially designed to capture wind as it comes from any direction and then to propel it upwards towards the turbine, accelerating it, without allowing any of it to escape. It is considered to be a vertical wind generator, as its main rotor shaft is arranged vertically, and while it’s not the first to incorporate such technology it is unique in that it has horizontal blades, and because it’s likely the first to have been tested by Honda Formula 1’s racing team to validate its unique ability to capture wind and hold onto it, rather than letting any escape out the opposite side. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Smart wind turbines can predict the wind The Katru Eco-Energy website indicates the IMPLUX wind turbines should be ready for sale by mid 2012. (PhysOrg.com) — Katru Eco-Energy, headed by founder and inventor, Varan Sureshan, has developed a new kind of wind turbine meant to capture the winds that fly in all directions atop big buildings, and unlike conventional devices, the IMPLUX, as it’s called, can capture wind from any direction as it stands; meaning without having to be repositioned or pointed. The IMPLUX achieves this feat by means of horizontal turbine blades that sit atop a vertical axis and are turned by wind that is pushed up through what Sureshan calls a “fluid dynamic gate.”
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Launching sometime during Q2 2019 (price TBD), the hybrid device includes an adjustable kickstand and a detachable keyboard. It’ll boast a beefy 9th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU. Intel’s latest processors are also making its way into the Razer Blade Pro, Razer Blade 15, ROG Zephyrus, TUF FX505 and ROG Strix.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/asus-rog-mothership-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 DesignAt first, the Mothership looks kind of like a regular gaming laptop. There’s a psuedo-lid with a glowing Republic of Gamers logo and everything. And then I watched the Asus rep pick it up and deploy a kickstand, turning the lid into the undercarriage.Things got even stranger when the rep lowered the lid/undercarriage to reveal a full keyboard and touchpad of the rather unconventional laptop. Similar to the ROG Zephyrus S and the original ROG Zephyrus, the Mothership’s keyboard is pushed to the edge of the bottom lip. The touchpad sits in the right corner and doubles as digital Num pad.Along the rear of the device, above the kickstand boasts a funky, futuristic pattern that functions as a large air vent. The space below the kickstand glows thanks to some well-placed LED lights.But as weird as the design seems, the fun really begins when the rep removed the keyboard, folding it in half to reveal a Bluetooth-enabled peripheral. The Mothership essentially transformed from a laptop to an all-in-one complete with a 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen with a 144 Hertz refresh rate. It will also be available with a 4K, 60Hz panel that offers 100% of Adobe sRGB.At 10.4 pounds, the 16.1 x 12.6 x 1-inch system isn’t the most portable desktop replacement, but it’s definitely an uber-mobile all-in-one.MORE: Asus Laptops – Brand Review and RatingSpecsSomething with such a ridiculous design sure as hell better have some crazy specs to match. Luckily, the Mothership delivers, serving up an overclockable 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU, up to 64GB of RAM, a trio of NVMe M.2 PCI SSD in RAID 0 configuration, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with 8GB of VRAM. In order to prevent performance bottlenecks, two of the SSDs are connected to the CPU. That means file transfers and game launches should be exceptionally fast.In terms of networking, the system has a Realtek 2.5G Ethernet port that Asus claims will more than double the speed of current wired ports. On the wireless front, you’ve got Intel’s next-generation Wi-Fi6 AX200 tech which plays nicely with Asus’ new RT-8X88U router.ROG G703Asus is also refreshing the ROG G703 with a factory overclocked 9th Gen Core i9 CPU, and the company is marketing it as a clamshell alternative to the ROG Mothership GZ700. We haven’t reviewed the older model, but I got my hands on the new one.
Android Instant Apps explained by Martin Brinkmann on May 19, 2016 in Google Android – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 12 commentsGoogle’s been busy yesterday showcasing new features and products on the company’s I/O Conference.Next to the two messaging applications Allo and Duo, and first information about Android N, the next version of Android, was an interesting new concept called Android Instant Apps.The motivation behind the new feature was to find a way to make applications easier and quicker to access on Android devices.Google compares this to websites which you can access with just a tap or click on a link in your web browser of choice, and that it wants the same experience for apps on Android devices.Android Instant AppsAndroid Instant Apps takes the concept and runs with it. Basically, what happens is that a light version of an app is downloaded and executed when Android Instant Apps is supported by a service that is being used.Say, you click on a link on Google Search that takes you to an online store that has an Android app supporting Android Instant Apps as well.Instead of rendering the store page in the web browser, Android will either load the service’s app if it is installed already, or download a lite version of it to the device that is used only for that occasion but not installed on the device.Downloads are limited to a maximum of 4 Megabytes for apps in this case, and users get the same experience that the application provides without installing it. In fact, the downloaded application is removed from the system afterwards again.That’s not to say that you cannot install the app afterwards as the option may be provided by the developer of the application. Android Instant Apps does work with links but also NFC.Google notes that it takes little development time to update existing applications to include Android Instant Apps functionality, but that the feature is limited currently to select partners.Android users will get the feature later this year, and it won’t be limited to Android N but compatible with all versions of Android starting with Jelly Bean 4.1.Developers benefit from the feature as it exposes their application to more users, and users may benefit from it as it allows them to use part of an application without installing it which can be very useful for one-use type of applications.It is unclear right now whether controls will be provided to turn the feature off completely, or for individual sites and services.I can imagine that it could be very frustrating if a site you visit regularly pushes the Android Instant Application to your device each time you load it even if you don’t want to use the application.There are plenty of reasons why you may not want to use an application this way: bandwidth, permissions and functionality are probably the core ones.Additionally, it may confuse users initially when an application opens automatically that they have not installed.Closing WordsAndroid Instant Apps could push users deeper into the Android ecosystem by making them use apps instead of web pages.The verdict is still out whether the feature will be more useful than annoying, or vice versa.Now You: What’s your take on Android Instant Apps?SummaryArticle NameAndroid Instant Apps explainedDescriptionAndroid Instant Apps is a new feature of Android 4.1 and newer devices that delivers a light version of an app to Android users when they click on links.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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Asking Prices Up 7.8% as South Takes Lead in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Home prices leveled up nationwide in August, boosting long-dawdling markets in the South and accelerating the recovery in other states as foreclosure gluts begin to clear, according to Trulia.The real-estate website monitored prices and rents in August, adjusting compositions for listed homes and third-party data from RealtyTrac.According to Trulia, asking home prices only nudged along by 1 percent nationally last month, just a little above the marginal climb in July. Asking prices, meanwhile, leapt ahead by 7.8 percent year over year.The South helped carry much of the growth, boasting seven of the 10 U.S. metro cities with the biggest gains.Residential home markets in Florida posted some of the largest increases in asking prices, according to the website. Asking prices went up year-over-year in towns and cities like Miami, Lakeland-Winter Haven, and West Palm Beach by 15.6 percent, 14.8 percent, and 14.5 percent, respectively.Birmingham, Alabama, also posted a 15.6 percent increase from August last year, but it wasn’t much of a change from the same asking prices reported year-over-year in 2013.Trulia found home price trends slowing outside the region, especially in California. Asking prices reflected some of the same double-digit changes in Riverside-San Bernardino and Oakland, but that represents a more glacial pace after the two cities topped out last year at 26 percent and 30.9 percent, respectively.Other markets around the United States offered more modest price gains in light of a post-recession boon.Jed Kolko, Trulia’s chief economist, tied regional price differences to a foreclosure bottleneck that continues to unstop as courts in states with judicial processes finally begin to clear their dockets.Excluding foreclosures, asking prices for homes on sale climbed ahead by 6.9 percent year-over-year in those states with judicial processes, not far from the 7.8-percent increase observed in cities in states without the same court-required reviews.”Despite the pain that a longer foreclosure process can cause, markets in judicial states have had a more sober and sustainable price recovery,” Kolko said.Up from 5.1 percent last year, that August increase comes closer to the 14.1-percent gain in non-judicial states.The real-estate website noted that asking prices in harder-hit states with judicial processes in fact eclipsed those in states without the same processes by 10.6 percent to a weaker 8.3 percent.Kolko added that states in the Northeast continue to see smaller bumps in their home prices as a result of a quieter housing market and still-stagnant job growth.Trulia also found rents increasing by 6.3 percent since August last year, with five of the 25 biggest rental markets showing price gains of more than 10 percent year-over-year. September 9, 2014 611 Views Asking Prices Home Prices Trulia 2014-09-09 Ryan Schuette Share
NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the premiere episode of the new FX series “Pose,” a young black man hoping to be a star modern dancer is escorted into his first drag ball. Wild-eyed, he eagerly soaks it in. It quite literally makes him speechless.In front of him are members of his fellow LGBTQ community dressed in high-fashion finery, strutting down a runway with fierce glamour and arch confidence as their friends cheer. It is 1987 in a gritty part of New York hit hard by crack and AIDS, and yet this is an act of defiance.“We are not going to be walking the red carpet at the Oscars but this is our moment to become a star,” our aspiring dancer is told by his escort. “Balls are a gathering of people who are not welcome to gather anywhere else.”“Pose,” which airs Sundays, dreamed up by newcomer Steven Canals and ushered into production by mega-producer Ryan Murphy, acts as our escort into a world that has never been celebrated on TV before, starring the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series.“The fact that this incredible community of black and brown queer and trans people could find a way to create community and family and survive in the face of poverty and disease and violence just astounded me,” he said. “So ‘Pose’ really came out of not only wanting to write a love letter about New York but also a way to just pay homage to these incredible souls.”Canals, who was born in the South Bronx, came across the balls in his 20s and wrote the original draft of “Pose” in 2014 while working on his master’s at UCLA. When he tried to get it made, he faced plenty of resistance from TV executives.“There were execs who were just blatantly transphobic and racist, who were like, ‘The show is too queer, too trans, too black, too brown, it’s a period piece, and you don’t have a name so no one is ever going to make this.’”While some of the topics are heavy — drugs, AIDS and even anti-trans bigotry at the hands of white gay men — the creators have built the series on optimism and the universal yearning to create a family.“It needed to be aspirational and hopeful, because we’ve never seen people like this occupy space in television, ever. We didn’t want to create this bleak, baroque version of New York,” said Canals. “And yet we still wanted to be true to the time period. So we made sure that we centred and grounded the narrative in the theme of family and ambition and survival.”The response so far has been very warm. The New York Times called it a “boisterous, resplendent drama,” while NBC called it “the best network family drama of 2018.” Variety said: “There’s simply never been a show on TV quite like ‘Pose.’”The drama contains multiple overlapping stories, including the ballroom rivalry between two houses run by two very different den mothers (Mj Rodriguez and Dominique Jackson). Ryan Jamaal Swain plays the dancer who is thrown out by his parents for being gay and learns about this subculture.There is also a social-climbing businessman (Evan Peters) who falls in love with Angel (Indya Moore), a transgender prostitute. And there’s Billy Porter, winner of a Tony Award for wearing 34-inch red leather boots in “Kinky Boots,” who plays the balls’ organizer and MC.Porter, who was studying at Carnegie Mellon in 1987, said he never expected to see his own story on national television. He called it “the greatest job of his life” and hopes people will tune in to open their minds.“Americans didn’t watch ‘Will & Grace’ because it was about gay people. They watched it because it was good. They watched it because it was great,” he said. “If you get an education, so be it. If you don’t, it’s still great.”If anything, “Pose” is an education into the world and language that would go on to influence Madonna, the seminal 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” (The slang “throwing shade” comes from ballroom culture.) Fans of the 1980s will also enjoy songs from the era, including Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody.”Someone who appeared in an early draft of the series but who didn’t make the final cut is, of all people, Donald J. Trump. The writers had flirted with the idea of portraying the real estate mogul as a symbol of the greed-is-good Manhattan of the late 1980s. They backed down, but still show Trump Tower, where James Van Der Beek plays a coke-sniffing, amoral executive.“If we made Donald Trump a character and centred him in that way then it was just going to suck energy from what the narrative is truly about,” said Canals. “The reality is that there are still folks who are living in poverty (and) there are still folks who are dealing with the fallout of choices that he has made.”___Online:http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/pose___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits This image released by FX shows Indya Moore as Angel, from left, Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon and Mj Rodriguez as Blanca in a scene from the new series “Pose,” airing Sundays on FX. (JoJo Whilden/FX via AP) Creator of ‘Pose’ says FX show celebrates ‘incredible souls’ by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2018 7:04 am PDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2019 7:26 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Doc on Bruce McArthur case, ‘Village of the Missing,’ to debut on CBC TORONTO — A documentary on the case of Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur and his victims is set to premiere on CBC later this month.“Village of the Missing,” debuting on “CBC Docs POV” on March 22, looks at how McArthur chose his victims as well as their cultural backgrounds and ties to the city’s gay village.Michael Del Monte directed the film, which will debut the same day on the CBC Gem streaming service.It includes interviews with journalists reporting on the case and seeks to answer “why so many ‘brown-skinned’ men were lost to McArthur.”McArthur, a self-employed landscaper, pleaded guilty in January to eight counts of first-degree murder for men he killed between 2010 and 2017.The 67-year-old was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.“Six of his eight victims were brown-skinned men from South Asian or Middle Eastern descent, many recent immigrants and several closeted gay men,” says a news release for the film. “This documentary uses the McArthur story as a springboard to reveal the immense and unspoken pressures that many gay men from South Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds must live with.”Del Monte directed the 2017 doc “Transformer,” about a father, ex-marine and world-record powerlifter who goes through a sex change. The film won the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at last year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.With “Village of the Missing,” Del Monte travelled to Turkey “to witness an ‘underground gay railway’ to Canada,” he said in a statement.“What we saw was a place where literally thousands of gay men are fleeing from various countries, only to end up in places like The Village. I think this film will open many eyes, and likely enlighten people as to why the police were so stymied by this case.”Del Monte added that he “didn’t want to explore the psychological state of a monstrous human being like McArthur.“I wanted this film to challenge our way of thinking about the cultural pressures that exist inside the gay community. If you go missing, who is going to speak up for you? Who is going to ensure you are found?”The Canadian Press