Monumental court victory for longstruggling Grassy Narrows

first_imgAPTN National NewsGrassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario has won a victory in an Ontario Court.For years the First Nation has been battling the province to stop logging and mining companies from trespassing in its treaty area.APTN National News reporter Candace Maracle has this story.last_img

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Changes coming to Fisheries Act will impact Northwest Territories economy

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn internal Conservative document leaked late last month reveals that major changes may be coming to the Fisheries Act, including the removal of many habitat protections.In the Northwest Territories, fishing is a way of life, and as APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier tells us, these changes could have a huge impact on the way life is lived in the territory.last_img

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RCMP Inuvik call in outside police force to investigate after woman dies

first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsINUVIK — RCMP in Inuvik have called in an Alberta police force to investigate after a woman died while being released from custody Sunday.The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested the night before for public intoxication.According to a release issued Wednesday by the RCMP,  police received a complaint January 9 about a woman believed to be intoxicated walking along Bonnetplume Road in Inuvik.Police said she was “arrested without incident.”According to police, she was brought to the hospital for a medical assessment where “she was considered fit for incarceration by the medical staff.”The woman was then locked in a cell until she was considered sober enough to be released.The following morning, “the female prisoner was in the process of being released from custody when she unexpectedly went into medical distress,” said the release.“RCMP administered first aid on scene and subsequently the female was escorted to the Inuvik Hospital where she was treated by medical staff. She unfortunately passed away.”According to the release, the woman “was co-operative with police throughout her arrest and time in custody.”What is not clear is what happened during her incarceration or how she died.The case has now been turned over to the Medicine Hat Police Services who are conducting an external review of the circumstances related to her death.Staff Sgt. Trevor Humphries told APTN National News that two investigators were dispatched to Inuvik Monday.“The members that were sent were our active members of major crimes,” said Humphries. “So we’re talking about members that are very senior, they’ve very experienced, skilled members that are sent to assist the RCMP and conduct this external review.”Sgt. Ernie Fischhofer and Cst. Jason Ross from Medicine Hat Police Services will be in Inuvik investigating the woman’s death until Thursday, at which point they will return home to start working on a report.Police said it will take several months for the report to be completed.Humphries said a key component of the review will come from the medical examiner’s report.“Autopsies are done quickly, but the final report often times takes several months because toxicology has to be done, and that does not get done overnight, it takes time,” he said.ikassam@aptn.calast_img read more

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On World Day UN announces global initiative to end deaths from dogtransmitted

VIDEO: Rabies Vaccination can save lives/FAO Dr. Ren Minghui, WHO Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases maintained, “Working across sectors to eliminate human rabies aligns with WHO’s mission to leave no one behind by building a better, healthier future for people all over the world.”The plan will generate and measure impact by implementing proven effective guidelines for rabies control, and encouraging the use of innovative surveillance technologies to monitor progress towards ‘zero by 30.’ “Eliminating human rabies contributes to the goal of providing affordable and equitable health care, while working with partners to prevent the disease in dogs, which is the most frequent source of infection,” underscored Dr. Minghui. The plan will also demonstrate the impact of the United against Rabies collaboration in national, regional, and global rabies elimination programmes to ensure the continued engagement and sustained financing of stakeholders at all levels. Expressing FAO’s enthusiasm in being part of the development of the initiative, Ren Wang, FAO Assistant Director-General said, “Rural communities suffer the most from this preventable disease. Rabies puts not only their own health and wellbeing at risk, but also that of their animals, which can be a major or sole source of their livelihoods.” “FAO has been supporting vaccination campaigns and the development of community-based programmes to prevent and eliminate rabies. This new initiative will enhance that work and can play an essential role in FAO’s overall goal to build stronger rural communities,” Mr. Wang stressed. “The plan ensures support to countries in developing national plans, and provides innovative training and education tools across regional rabies networks,” said Dr. Bernadette Abela-Ridder today in a press statement on behalf the United Against Rabies collaboration, consisting of the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC). The plan Zero by 30: The Strategic Plan centres on a ‘One Health’ approach, addressing the disease in a holistic and cross-sectoral manner while highlighting the important role veterinary, health and educational services play in rabies prevention and control.“Vaccines are a key component of the global plan and a trigger for national programmes. The United Against Rabies collaboration provides leadership and advocates for resources critical to reaching zero human rabies deaths by 2030,” Dr. Abela-Ridder added. Rabies – a viral disease that occurs in more than 150 countries and territories – is usually fatal once symptoms appear. Dog-transmitted rabies accounts for about 99 per cent of human rabies cases. It is estimated that 59,000 people die every year from the disease.The statement pointed out that rabies is 100 per cent preventable, saying that the world has the knowledge, technology and vaccines for its elimination. The alliance aims to prevent and respond to dog-transmitted rabies by improving awareness and education, reducing human rabies risk through expanded dog vaccinations and improving access to healthcare, medicines and vaccines for populations at risk. read more

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Princess Anne is first Royal visitor to see Duke of Edinburgh in

first_imgPrince Philip has continued to stand by the Queen at Royal engagements Prince Philip visited the King Edward VII Hospital a month following his announcement as “a precautionary measure” following an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.Since his retirement, he has continued to appear at Royal events alongside the Queen.His last solo engagement was on 2 August last year outside Buckingham Palace, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines.It has been a busy Spring for the Royals, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge due to have their third child within weeks, and  the preparations for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the 19th of May. Princess Anne is the first Royal visitor to see the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital.She was seen visiting the King Edward VII Hospital to visit Prince Philip after his planned hip operation.The 96-year-old’s hip problem was revealed when he was absent from the Easter service at Windsor.The Duke has missed two subsequent events at Windsor Castle; the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 29 March, and a parade on 22 March to mark Prince Andrew’s appointment as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.He was admitted to hospital on April 3, and Buckingham Palace has said he is “comfortable and in good spirits.”His surgery last Wednesday was successful, according to the Palace.The Duke retired from royal duties last August, after announcing his retirement in May 2017. Prince Philip has continued to stand by the Queen at Royal engagementsCredit: EPA/ROBERT PERRY Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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LoveHate US remake confirmed to be announced in weeks

first_imgA US REMAKE of RTE drama Love/Hate is set to be announced within the next few weeks, the show’s Irish creator has revealed.Writer Stuart Carolan today confirmed reports that producers are in talks with their US counterparts on making a new version of the hit show set in the States.“It will be remade,” he told the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk. “It’s only a matter of weeks before it’s announced.”Carolan said the remake was likely to involve a complete rethinking of the show, rather than simply transplanting the characters and plotlines to a US city. US producers had been attracted by Love/Hate’s viewing figures and audience share here, Carolan said. Sunday night’s episode had an average viewership of 872,000 and a 52 per cent share of the TV audience.What’s Fran plotting against Nidge in the Love/Hate finale?>Love/Hate season 4 episode 5: Nidge’s sex face, a big death and Keith Duffy> I would guess they will reinvent it entirely. The [remakes] that do well are the ones that don’t stick too rigidly to the original. The first two series of the [US] Office faltered until they Americanised it.last_img read more

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Manhunt underway after attempted rape of 10yearold girl in Manchester

first_imgI also want to stress that we are doing everything in our power to find the man responsible for this and a dedicated team of detectives are working round the clock.Anyone with any information are advised to call detectives on 0161 856 1146. Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Read: Two police officers shot dead responding to ‘domestic situation’ at home in OhioRead: Investigation under way after death of garda at Ballymun Garda Station The turn onto Kincraig Close, Openshaw where the attempted assault occurred. Image: Google Maps Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 6:35 PM Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3846772 38 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Google Maps Manhunt underway after attempted rape of 10-year-old girl in Manchester The girl managed to escape and stop a dog walker to ask for help, police said in a statement. The turn onto Kincraig Close, Openshaw where the attempted assault occurred. Share245 Tweet Email3 38,297 Views A SEARCH IS underway in the Manchester area of the UK after a man attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl yesterday afternoon.The girl had become separated from her friends at around 2pm when a man approached her and then tried to rape her in open land nearby, the Greater Manchester Police said.“The brave girl managed to flee and stopped a dog walker to ask for help,” police said in a statement.Police are now seeking information about the man, who is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his 20s and of slim build.Detective Chief Inspector James Riley, from GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: ”So far, we have a number of witnesses who are being extremely helpful, while we will also be continuing to knock on doors in the area to see if anyone else saw anything suspicious.”CCTV footage is also being examined, and extra officers will also be patrolling Openshaw area.“What happened to this young girl is understandably very upsetting and specially trained officers will continue to support her in any way they can,” Riley said.“Parents and neighbours will be concerned and we have stepped up our visible police patrols throughout the coming days and nights. If you do have any worries then please feel free to approach them and they will try and assist.” Feb 11th 2018, 6:35 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Messi scores double as Barca break Liverpool hearts in Champions League semifinal

first_img Subscribe By The42 Team https://the42.ie/4615977 Image: Nick Potts 213 Comments Short URL Share14 Tweet Email Messi was on target twice in the second half. LIONEL MESSI LEFT Liverpool needing a miracle to reach their second Champions League final in as many years as his brace helped Barcelona win a pulsating Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 on Wednesday.Barca have one foot in next month’s final ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield after former Reds striker Luis Suarez gave Barca the lead during a breathless opening 45 minutes before Messi struck twice late on, the second a stunning free-kick and his 600th Barca goal.Jurgen Klopp could only smile after Messi’s curling shot nestled in the top corner but this result was harsh on his side.They matched Barcelona in the first half, dominated them early in the second and could still have left with an away goal after Messi’s deadly double, only for Mohamed Salah to hit the post. The Argentine star scored his 600th Barcelona goal at Camp Nou. Source: Adam DavyBut Messi and Suarez did what they have done all season, their tallies now at 47 and 27 goals respectively in all competitions.It had been a breathtaking contest befitting two of Europe’s most exhilarating teams. The first half was electric, a reel of chances, breaks and blocks, while the second was tense, a tactical battle where Barca dared Liverpool to over-exert.The comeback will be even tougher for them given Barcelona, with La Liga wrapped up, will surely rest a host of players against Celta Vigo this weekend while Liverpool, a point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, will have to be at full throttle again away at Newcastle on Saturday.Messi was already fresh, after playing just over half the La Liga minutes he could have done in April, and he looked sharp early on, weaving through the centre while for Liverpool, the sensational Sadio Mane raced down the left.center_img May 1st 2019, 10:00 PM Messi scores double as Barca break Liverpool hearts in Champions League semi-final Luis Suarez broke the deadlock before two goals after the break from the Argentine star put the Reds to bed. 36,951 Views Messi was on target twice in the second half. Image: Nick Potts Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:00 PM Joel Matip and Luis Suarez battle for the ball during Wednesday’s semi-final. Source: Manu FernandezThe attacks were scintillating but the defending was good too. Andy Robertson scrambled across to block Messi’s finish from six yards and moments later it was Sergi Roberto on the slide, preventing Mane from racing clear.Messi wanted a penalty when the ball jumped up on Joel Matip and Naby Keita went off injured in the 25th minute, replaced by Jordan Henderson.A minute later came the goal. Arturo Vidal sprayed the ball left to Philippe Coutinho, who cushioned back for Jordi Alba. Alba shaped to cross but instead curved a perfectly weighted pass to the near post, where Suarez nipped in.Liverpool came again. Mane scampered in behind then flicked the ball round Sergio Busquets. He should have scored too, Henderson’s cross finding him free from eight yards but the shot flew over.Barca took control just as Suarez began to lose it, irked by James Milner barging Messi into the sideboards after the Argentinian had danced past Robertson. Former Liverpool forward Suarez broke the deadlock. Source: Nick PottsBut Liverpool were re-energised at the start of the second half. Marc-Andre ter Stegen pushed away shots from Milner and Mohamed Salah, then held a Milner drive.Then Messi took the wind out of Liverpool’s sails, striking twice in seven minutes. His own run started the first, setting Sergi free to square to Suarez. Off balance, Suarez could only volley against the crossbar but the ball came back for Messi, who chested and finished into an open net.Two was hard on Liverpool but Messi was not done. The free-kick was central, 30 yards out, and he whipped it over the wall and into the top corner.Barca were delirious but Liverpool almost grabbed an away goal when a clearance on the line fell kindly for Salah, who hammered against the post and left Liverpool with little hope of making the Madrid final.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Facebook une mise à jour pour lapplication Android

first_imgFacebook : une mise à jour pour l’application AndroidL’application Facebook dédiée à l’OS mobile Android vient d’être mise à jour. Des performances améliorées, des bugs corrigés, et quelques nouvelles fonctionnalités, viennent enrichir une appli qui a déçu nombre d’utilisateurs de terminaux Android.Facebook vient de publier une mise à jour pour son application Android. Celle-ci peine à séduire les utilisateurs de l’OS mobile de Google, qui déplorent sa lenteur mais aussi de nombreux bugs. Avec cette nouvelle mouture, l’appli se débarrasse de certains d’entre eux.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Facebook promet, en plus de ces correctifs, une amélioration des performances du logiciel, et apporte quelques nouveautés à la version Android du réseau social. Parmi elles, la possibilité d’échanger des messages de groupes, l’ajout d’amis à des conversations, ou encore l’apparition de nouveaux raccourcis pour le partage des photos et des messages depuis l’écran d’accueil​ de Facebook.Plus rapide et plus facile à utiliser grâce à cette dernière mouture, l’application parviendra-t-elle à conquérir les mobinautes ? Pour l’heure, ils sont nombreux à préférer utiliser la version web du réseau social sur leurs smartphones Android.Le 24 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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912 WWE RAW Preview Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns match 5 between

first_imgFacebook Twitter inmytree81 Now Playing Up Next New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions September 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm WhatsApp Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Seth Rollins September 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm Ronda Rousey WWE RAW is live tonight from Baltimore, Maryland.Scheduled for tonight’s show is WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns in a non-title match where if Reigns wins, he earns at shot at the title at Clash of Champions along with Seth Rollins changing the main event to a triple threat match.Also announced for the show is match #5 between Cesaro and Sheamus in the best of 7 series. Match #4 took place at a WWE live event in London last week with Cesaro picking up a win to make it 3-1 with Sheamus maintaining the lead.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of WWE RAW tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo 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 Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Next Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Now Playing Up Next if match #5 is tonight, then sheamus is up 3-1, not 4-1. if he already won 4 matches, then the series is over. Go Roman! WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins 2 COMMENTS Videos Articles Shawn Michaels Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR b d Google+ Videos Articles Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Charlotte Flair provides the latest health update on Ric Flair

first_img August 21, 2017 at 10:54 am Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 August 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm Ronda Rousey WhatsApp You’ve earned a break after 40 years of working Mr. Flair. Hope to see you again soon.WWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Jeremy King Twitter Videos Articles Google+ WWE star Charlotte Flair posted the following on Instagram on Sunday night giving a health update on her father, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, and his current condition.Flair continues to be be hospitalized in Atlanta recovering from major surgery. His management team noted he was now awake and communicating over the weekend.Wrestleview.com continues to send out well wishes to Flair and his family on the hopes for a speedy recovery during this very hard time. August 21, 2017 at 8:53 am Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Becky Lynch Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Jim Bilbeecenter_img Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey 3 COMMENTS Ric Flair signs deal with Adidas, Says “We’re fixin’ to make Nike the second brand” Now Playing Up Next Facebook This isn’t exactly the break he deserves though WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 95.12%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 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 Keep fighting Natch WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Ric Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health Scare Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Bahamas Tourism cuts staff Minister says to save 1M

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 11, 2017 – Nassau – Tourism and Aviation Minister, Dionisio D’Aguilar says he is trying to save $1m a year at the ministry with the layoff of mainly recently recruited staff.    The Minister said 22 people were hired within weeks leading up to the General Elections and that the new hires would cost the country some $750,000 in salaries.Speaking to media about the layoffs, Minister #D’Aguilar explained, “… we are mindful of the fact that people need jobs but we also must be mindful of the fact that the core mission of the Ministry of Tourism is to grow the overall visitor count or the total number of stopover visitors to our country and therefore they bring significant spend to the country and create economic opportunities.   You don’t grow employment by the government hiring more people, you want the private sector to grow and thereby hire more people, that’s the route you need to take.”It was reported that last week 11 people in Grand Bahama were made redundant and that in July 12 people were recalled to Nassau as Tourism combined its Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices with New York and Houston.    The minister accused the Christie Administration of gross spending just before the election and shared, that there were 260 employees when former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe assumed office in 2012, five years later the staff ballooned by 155% to 403 people.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#D’Aguilar, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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Belkys Nerey among award recipients honoring women in media

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – 7News anchor Belkys Nerey was among four award recipients at a ceremony in Coral Gables honoring women in media.Nerey was awarded the Thelma Gibson Award of Excellence on Thursday. The Miami-Dade Women’s Chamber of Commerce bestows the honors annually to recognize their founder and other female trailblazers.Honorees at the ceremony, held at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, were singled out for promoting leadership, excellence and business development among corporate and professional women.The other three recipients were former CBS Miami anchor Michelle Gillen, radio personality Jade Alexander and longtime Miami Herald reporter and columnist Bea Hines.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Students teachers remember Abdul Kalam

first_imgKarimnagar: The students of the Government Women’s Degree College in association with ‘Vibrants of Kalam’ organisation observed the 4th death anniversary of former President late APJ Abdul Kalam on a grand scale here in Karimnagar on Saturday. College principal Dr T Sree Lakshmi paid tribute by garlanding to the photo of Abdul Kalam here at on the college premises. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Later, to mark the occasion, the students took out rally holding 83-metre long national flag reflecting the moral life of former president. Speaking on the occasion, College principal Dr T.Sree Lakshmi said that Abdul Kalam was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007 and was widely referred to as the people’s president and Missile Man of India. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Even after his sudden demise, Kalam continues to be an inspiration to the country and to the people across the world. She said that Abdul Kalam’s life, his character and thoughts are inspiration to all the people, especially the youth. He had a lot of love and affection towards children and students, in fact he was very much fond of teaching.last_img read more

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Suman Ranganathans marriage Multilingual actress weds Bengalurubased businessman in lowkey event

first_imgSuman Ranganathan.PR HandoutSuman Ranganathan, who is known as an ever-green heroine in Sandalwood, has tied the knot to a Bengaluru-based businessman, Sajan Chinnappa. The couple married in a low-key event on Monday, 3 June at a register office.Speaking to The Times of India, Suman Ranganathan said that her hubby is from Kodagu and they tied the knot after dating for eight months. “We have been dating since then and we thought it was time for us to get married. On Monday, we had just close family and friends around us as we opted to do a registered marriage,” the daily quotes her as saying.On asking the reason behind tying the knot without media glare, Suman said that they both are private people and wanted their wedding to be “an intimate affair” which had the presence of their close friends and relatives.”I think this is another reason why we have come together, because we have such common interests. We are very similar people. He is very simple and down-to-earth, which is what made that connect easier. Since we are looking at the same direction in life and have similar thought processes, we are just meant to be together,” she further added.Suman Ranganathan, aged 44, had earlier married to Bollywood producer Bunty Walia. Unfortunately, their relationship did not last long as they parted ways in less than a year after their wedding.On the professional front, Suman started her career with Shankar Nag’s CBI Shankar. Since then, she acted in over 50 movies in all the leading languages of India that include Hindi and Tamil.last_img read more

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Steam now letting you play games before theyre finished

first_imgThe gamers out there will be familiar with the creeping anxious feeling you get as the release of a much awaited game nears. If only you could get access to it early — if only there was a way! Well, now there is a way you can get early access to some games on Steam, and it’s called (fittingly) Early Access. There are currently only a dozen games in Early Access, but this could be huge and is certain to expand.The premise of Early Access is that interested gamers will be able to buy a game before it is “done.” By purchasing the game, you are given access to a title that grows and changes as the developers apply the finishing touches. The title won’t show up in the main Steam Store until it has been finalized, but you can be an important part of that process by offering feedback.It’s important to note this isn’t the same as pre-ordering a game. Content in Early Access is always going to be a full and playable experience, and it is likely you’ll get a break on pricing. Although, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be working perfectly. Developers can update Early Access players on the development process and are encouraged to push out new builds frequently.Early Access is launching with 12 games to start, but more will be added over time (Valve tells interested developers to get in touch). The Early Access titles include ARMA 3 Alpha, Kenshi, Kinetic Void, Under the Ocean, and Gear Up. Pricing varies quite a bit, with ARMA 3 costing $32.99 and Under the Ocean clocking in at just $6.99. Gear Up appears to be the only free game in Early Access right now.This system seems like a win all around. Users get deals on games that can be played early. Developers get crucial feedback during the development process. As for Valve, it benefits by adding a new facet to PC gaming.Check out the full list of Early Access games here.last_img read more

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New research shows 1992 earthquake in Pakistan was due to rare horizontal

first_img More information: Stick–slip advance of the Kohat Plateau in Pakistan, Nature Geoscience (2012) doi:10.1038/ngeo1373AbstractThroughout most of the Himalaya, slip of the Indian Plate is restrained by friction on the interface between the plate and the overlying wedge of Himalayan rocks. Every few hundred years, this interface—or décollement—ruptures in one or more Mw ≥8 earthquakes. In contrast, in the westernmost Himalaya, the Indian Plate slips aseismically beneath wide plateaux fronting the Kohistan Mountains. The plateaux are underlain by viscous décollements that are unable to sustain large earthquakes1. Potwar, the widest of these plateaux is underlain by viscous salt2, 3, which currently permits it to slide at rates of about 3 mm yr−1 (refs 4, 5), much slower than its 2 Myr average6, 7. This deceleration has been attributed to recently increased friction through the loss of salt from its décollement. Here we use interferometric synthetic aperture radar and seismic data to assess movement of the Kohat Plateau—the narrowest and thickest plateau8, 9. We find that in 1992 an 80 km2 patch of the décollement ruptured in a rare Mw 6.0 earthquake, suggesting that parts of the décollement are locally grounded. We conclude that this hybrid seismic and aseismic behaviour represents an evolution of the mode of slip of the plateaux from steady creep towards increasingly widespread seismic rupture. © 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — The media (and school teachers, of course) has done a very good job of informing most people about how earthquakes work. We can all very easily imagine two great plates rubbing against one another, like two fists rubbing together, creating havoc along fault lines. But what most of us have never likely imagined is the type of earthquake that occurred back in 1992 in Kohat, Pakistan. Explore further Instead of two plates rubbing together, a whole section of the earth simply moved from one place to another, like a rug being pulled out from underneath those that were living there. In some ways, it appears the quake was more like a giant mud slide than a normal earthquake. It’s only now, twenty years later, that scientists have put the pieces together though. S. P. Satyabala, Zhaohui Yang and Roger Bilham, as they describe in their paper published in Nature Geoscience, have found using satellite radar and historical seismic data, that the 6.0 quake was in fact a rare horizontal one.Such quakes occur, the researchers say, when a parcel of land sits atop another with something that works as a slippery agent between them. In this case, the team believes it’s a layer of salt. What happens is, a whole swath or slip of land is very, very slowly moving downhill, like a glacier. In this case, the rate is about one to two millimeters each year; so slowly that the movement is not noticed by those that are living on the land above. Unfortunately, it’s not always such a smooth ride. Every now and then, something causes a problem with the slippery layer, resulting in the upper and lower rock touching. Without the slippery stuff between them, the two layers of land stop sliding, but only for awhile as the forces that caused the top part to slide in the first place, continue to work. Eventually, the top layer gives way and lurches forward, causing a very noticeable earthquake. In 1992, over 200 people were killed as buildings fell on top of them.To come to their conclusions the team turned to interferometric synthetic aperture radar, which is a method of data collection via satellite that maps the surface of the Earth over time. In this case, when that data was combined with seismic recordings, it was easy for the team to see that some 3,800 square miles of land surrounding Kohat, had shifted about a foot, all at once.Unfortunately for those that live there, it appears that such an occurrence will likely happen again, though at least now they will have more knowledge about what is going on beneath them and thus will be able to make more informed decisions going forward. Scientists Expose ‘Buried’ Fault that Caused Deadly 2003 Quake in Irancenter_img Journal information: Nature Geoscience A North-south cross section passing through the Kohat earthquake showing the decollement and (south-dipping) faults branching upwards. Image: Nature Geoscience (2012) doi:10.1038/ngeo1373 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. Citation: New research shows 1992 earthquake in Pakistan was due to rare horizontal shift (2012, January 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-earthquake-pakistan-due-rare-horizontal.htmllast_img read more

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Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics

first_imgMore than 1,200 drones lit up the sky at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. That’s a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones flown simultaneously, beating the previous record of 500 in Germany in 2016. Both records involved Intel’s Shooting Star drones. The 1,218-drone light show in South Korea was pre-recorded. Still, 300 of them made a live appearance at the opening ceremony, forming the shape of the Olympic rings.Drones fly to make the Olympic rings.Image: intelIntel’s drones—which each weigh a little more than half a pound—have flown above crowds in Singapore, at the Super Bowl last weekend in the shape of the American flag, and at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last year in the shape of the Wonder Woman logo. They’ll pop up throughout the Winter Olympics during medal ceremonies.More than 1,200 Intel Shooting Star drones performed a light show at the Olympics opening ceremony.Image: intelEach of Intel’s foam and plastic drones is equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combos. The fleet is controlled by one computer and one pilot.  Image: intelLooks like it’s gold for Team Drone. The opening ceremony had a lot of drones.Image: intelBy Sasha Lekach2018-02-10 04:00:00 UTClast_img read more

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Mozilla partners with Khronos Group to bring glTF format to Blender

first_imgMozilla has announced a collaboration with Khronos Group and developers of existing open source Blender tools, to bring GL Transmission Format (glTF) import and export add-on for Blender. This release supports the upcoming release of Blender 2.8 which will feature physically-based rendering (PBR) and improved user interface. The glTF format is the foundation for interoperable 3D tools and services. Basically, it’s the “JPEG of 3D”. It is royalty free and coordinated by the Khronos consortium. With gITF support for Blender, mixed reality developers, designers, and creators anywhere in the world, can create, edit, and remix glTF models without having to purchase the specialized software. How did the collaboration come to be? Mozilla’s Mixed Reality (WebXR) Team conducted a joint ecosystem analysis focusing on content creators, their motivations, current pain points, and the expected impact of tools that could empower them. After the joint ecosystem analysis Khronos, UX3D, and Mozilla decided to co-fund the development of the Blender importer and exporter tool. Airbus was also declared as one of the partners in the development of the Blender glTF tools. They are using the glTF format internally to visualize their Blender created mock-ups in VR and AR. They came up with an ecosystem partners model to accelerate the advancement of the glTF standard and the WebXR ecosystem. The team hopes that “the Blender tools will unleash the creativity of the global community.” The glTF Blender import and export tool will be released and ready for beta testers around the time of the Blender conference in late October. Mozilla will also be sharing a detailed analysis of the tool on Mozilla’s Hacks blog in the coming weeks. Read more about the collaboration on Medium. Read Next Building VR objects in React V2 2.0: Getting started with polygons in Blender Is Mozilla the most progressive tech organization on the planet right now? Mozilla announces $3.5 million award for ‘Responsible Computer Science Challenge’ to encourage teaching ethical coding to CS graduateslast_img read more

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Nuclear protesters briefly block Indian port

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Associated PressCHENNAI, India (AP) – A government official says thousands of fishermen in nearly 500 boats blocked a port for nearly two hours, protesting construction of a nuclear power plant in southern India.The official said nearly 3,000 protesters demonstrated on Saturday against the loading of nuclear fuel in the first unit of the Russian-built reactor, about 700 kilometers (435 miles) south of Chennai, the Tamil Nadu state capital. He spoke on condition of anonymity. Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Parents, stop beating yourself up How men can have a healthy 2019 Construction of the plant has been delayed by protests by residents and anti-nuclear groups in the past year concerned about safety following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan last year.The government says the plant will meet safety standards.R. Bhattacharya, secretary of the state-run Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, says the first unit is expected to start generating electricity within four months.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

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