Nokia Lumia 900 launched in India at Rs 32,999

first_imgNokia’s Windows based Smartphone Lumia 900 has quietly been launched in India. The new phone, which is available on at a price of Rs 32,490, features a powerful camera and has a good storage capacity. According to reports, the Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system. It also boasts of having 1.4 GHz Scorpion, 512MB RAM, 4.3″ touch screen, besides having Corning Gorilla Glass and AMOLED display technology.The report published on says, “Rs 32,999 price tag seems a bit heavy for a Windows Phone 7 device, especially one that’s never going to get Windows Phone 8. We also think the Lumia 900 is a bit out of date, especially with the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 being unveiled.”Nokia Lumia 900 has a 1830mAh battery that offers a maximum of 300 hours of stand-by time, and seven hours of talk time. It has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash with an aperture of f/2.2.The major features of the Nokia Lumia 900 are:- 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen with ClearBlack technology- GPRS, HSPA, EDGE,HSUPA, GSM, HSDPA, LTE, WDCMA, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA- GPS and A-GPS support- Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR- 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, VGA front facing camera- 512MB RAM, 16GB internal memory- microUSB 2.0 portWith Agency inputslast_img read more

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first_imgN-E states celebrate International Yoga DayGuwahati, June 21 (PTI) The northeastern states of the country today celebrated the third International Day of Yoga with thousands of school children and people from all walks of life enthusiastically performing yoga asanas.Union ministers, state ministers, personnel of paramilitary forces, NCC cadets and sports personalities participated in yoga camps spread across the region. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, his government would extend facilities for yoga to all school children, panchayat offices, tea gardens and interior char areas. This was being done as yoga was an integral part for maintaining good health, the chief minister said. Senior Assam minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said, the state government has decided to set up 100 block level yoga training centres with the help of Patanjali Yoga Kendra of yoga guru Ramdev. In Arunachal Pradesh, the main function was organised at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in which more than 1000 people participated. Braving overnight downpour, people joined the programme. The day was also observed at Indira Gandhi Park here. State Governor P B Acharya in his message said, ?Yoga provides physical and mental well being of the people. For sound health and mind, we need to incorporate Yoga as part of our daily life.? In Tripura, two Union Ministers Faggan Singh Kulaste and Babul Supriyo participated in yoga camps. The main programme was organized at Umakanta stadium here where over 10,000 school students, sports persons, personnel of Tripura State Rifles (TSR) and BSF participated.advertisement More than 50,000 students joined yoga camps in different part of Tripura. Mizoram Governor Lt. General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma today inaugurated the Healthy Mizoram Campaign and joined yoga enthusiasts at the Assam Rifles ground. Certain misconceptions about yoga must be dispelled, Sharma said, adding that yoga does not adhere to any particular religion, belief system or community. The governor suggested that the Mizos should embrace yoga with open mind and healthy living is an imperative in a state like Mizoram with high incidences of cancer, alcohol and drug abuse. Union Minister Rajen Gohain, who was on a two-day visit to the state, also lauded the inclusion of Yoga in the Healthy Mizoram Campaign. The campaign was launched by the Assam Rifles and would be concluded on June 21, 2018. Meanwhile, the churches, the central Committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) and the student organisations refrained from participating in the International Yoga Day. The YMA, in a press statement, said that yoga was not compatible with the social and religious practices of the Mizos and should not be propagated. In line with the UN?s declaration of June 21 as the International Yoga Day, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today encouraged people in Nagaland to practice yoga in their daily lives. Participating in the International Yoga Day at Agri Expo Site, Dimapur, Rudy said ?yoga is a skill of looking good, smart and intelligent? and that regular practice of yoga enhanced fitness of mind and body. Department of Youth Resources and Sports organized the main event at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima with 86-year old Nagaland Governor P B Acharya leading hundreds of people in performing yoga. In his message, Acharya termed the day as a “great movement” initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to promote a healthy mind and body. Defence establishments under Headquarters 3 Corps and NCC cadets of First Naga Girls Battalion also observed the day in Nagaland. 4000 girl cadets of NCC participated in the International Yoga Day celebrations at 17 venues across the state.In Manipur, the main function was held at held at Khuman Lampak Main Indoor Stadium here today in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.”Yoga brings a balance between the mind and body and enables an individual to go along a right track,” he said. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren said, “performing yoga also improves the overall health condition of a person reducing stress and other form of ailments.” PTI TEAM MM MMlast_img read more

JUCO Prospect Perrion Winfrey Reacts To Nebraska Visit

first_imgView of the Nebraska Cornhuskers fans.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMPER 6: The Nebraska Cornhuskers play the McNeese State Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated McNeese State 31-24. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska football is certainly on the rise under Scott Frost, and the key to him building the program into an eventual contender is landing legit talent. With the summer on the horizon and most people ready to settle down, the coaching staff is doing an excellent job of devoting time to their recruiting targets.This past weekend, the Cornhuskers held an unofficial visit for JuCo prospect Perrion Winfrey. The six-foot-four defensive tackle has offers from a plethora of prestigious schools.Winfrey announced that his updated list of possible destinations features Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, and Texas.Obviously competing with great recruiters like Nick Saban and Lincoln Riley won’t be an easy task for Frost. However, Winfrey did give his vote of approval to the Cornhuskers on Twitter.In a short but positive message to Nebraska, Winfrey hinted that he’ll eventually be back in Lincoln.Check it out:The University Of Nebraska showed so much LOVE❤️🌽 I WILL BE BACK ☠️ #Huskers #GBR— Perrion Winfrey🦍 (@perrionwin) May 26, 2019Winfrey could take another visit to Nebraska during the football season. This would give him a chance to take in the crowd on game days.It’ll probably be a while until Winfrey comes to a decision, but Nebraska fans will want to keep an eye on him. Between the team’s current state of recruiting and his kind words for the university, it wouldn’t be a shock if he becomes a Cornhusker down the road.last_img read more

Maersk Shipping Container Washed on Devon Coast (UK)

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom A Maersk shipping container has washed ashore near Axmouth.The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) was informed that a number of containers were lost from a Maersk cargo ship as it crossed the northern stretches of the Bay of Biscay in stormy conditions on Friday 14 February.Most of the containers were empty and are believed to have sunk approximately 75 nautical miles south west of Lands End in French waters. The MCA’s aerial surveillance aircraft has been searching UK waters, and ships passing through the English Channel have been warned and asked to report any sightings.Simon Porter, MCA Counter Pollution and Salvage Officer, says: “We have been carrying out extensive searches over the last four days and spotted three containers, one of which has since come ashore and the other two are mid-Channel. We are now working closely with Maersk to ensure they recover their containers, which are their property.“The Beer Coastguard Rescue Team, police and council officials are currently on scene at Axmouth beach and the container has been cordoned off.“The public is reminded that all wreck material found in the UK has to be reported to the MCA’s Receiver of Wreck by completing a form on our website.“Those who don’t declare items are breaking the law and could find themselves facing hefty fines and paying the owner twice the value of the item recovered.” Print  Close My location MCA, February 24, 2014last_img read more

More Money for Public Libraries

first_imgNova Scotians will have better access to new and improved books selections, research materials, and technological advancements thanks to $1 million in additional provincial support for public libraries announced today, April 4. “The funding we’re announcing today recognizes how vital our libraries are to communities provincewide,” Premier Rodney MacDonald said during a visit to a public library in Dartmouth. “Libraries have a large role to play in helping keep Nova Scotians educated, competitive and on the cutting edge.” The funding is in addition to the amount that libraries will receive as part of the 2006-07 budget. Each library will determine how their share of funding will be used. For example the extra funding will enable the Cumberland Regional Library to purchase a new van to deliver books to its seven branches. The library logs more than 45,000 kilometres a year, mostly on secondary roads, to provide outreach services to clients and transport thousands of books to branches throughout the county. “A brand new, all-wheel drive vehicle was just a dream for us,” said Frances Newman, chief librarian of Cumberland Regional Library. “Now we can afford to safely transport staff and materials even during the treacherous winter months. This way we are able to share more of our resources throughout the region so more clients can benefit from our collections.” In addition to providing funding, the Department of Education co-ordinates and negotiates, on behalf of public libraries, the purchase of such innovative resources as the World Book Online. This new service gives any Nova Scotian with a public library card free access to a web-based version of the World Book Encyclopedia, whether at home, at work or in a library. It would be difficult for smaller libraries to purchase this type of resource without such a powerful purchasing consortium. Additional recent initiatives to enhance library services include a major software upgrade to help make it easier for public libraries to manage their collections and for library users to peruse the virtual stacks. Nova Scotia’s Provincial Library helps co-ordinate public library services and is a division of the higher education branch of the Department of Education. It will soon launch a series of public meetings around the province to discuss the future of libraries. The consultations are all part of the strategic planning that is currently underway to help improve client services. Public library websites will feature the date, time and place of the public consultations, which are expected to start mid-April. There are nine regional library boards operating 77 branches and seven mobile libraries. The Department of Education contributed $10.7 million to public libraries in 2005-06. The funding of public libraries is shared by the province, municipalities and library boards.last_img read more

Ottawa holds emergency cabinet meeting to try to salvage Trans Mountain project

first_imgMembers of the Trudeau government have emerged from an emergency meeting on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying they are more determined than ever to get the project built — over the objections of British Columbia.Natural resources Minister Jim Carr says they considering various options.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr came out to speak for just a minute and a half. Gave no new answers on what the government will do about the Trans Mountain pipeline. #Cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018He would not comment on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s threat today that her province will simply buy the whole project from Kinder Morgan.We had a walking scrum with Infrastructure Minister Sohi, who also wouldn’t provide any new information. Wouldn’t talk about options or even say when we will hear about any government decision.#cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018 One after one, other Ministers are coming down but saying little. Just repeating the pipeline will be built and they are looking at all options #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018The company has said it will not pay for any more non-essential expenses after B-C’s obstructionist tactics.last_img read more

9 million Moroccans Spend Over 4 Hours on Internet per Day

Marrakech- Survey Results by Averty and Morocco Numeric Cluster on the use of the Internet and Social Networks in Morocco have confirmed the popularity amongst  young Moroccans of the internet and social networks, especially Facebook. Morocco Digital Cluster conducted a survey in partnership with Market Research & Intelligence agency Averty. The report used  investigative opinion polls and an online survey during the month of July 2014 to measure the use of the internet and social networking in Morocco. The investigation involved 1,000 respondents spread over 40 cities. 30% of  the respondents were from Casablanca, Rabat 10% and 7% each from Marrakech and Agadir. The study mainly investigated the frequency of use and access to the internet by respondents, their behavior in using the Internet in general and an analysis of their use of social networks and e-government services. According to the report, Moroccans are increasingly using tablets with a mobile internet connection at the expense of the laptop.Majority of Moroccans Spend 4 hours on the internetThe majority of respondents (53%) spend an average duration of more than 4 hours per day on the internet and the laptop remains the most favorite medium of connection with a usage rate of 78%, followed by the mobile phone (61%), and the desktop which is used by 44% of respondents. Compared to 2012,  the use of tablets and mobile phones was up 11% and 6% respectively at the expense of the laptop, which experienced a drop of  5%.Respondents generally connect from their homes (90%), while 37% access the internet from their workplace, and 29% from public places.The report shows that internet is first option used by Moroccans to obtain information.  77% of respondents  send and receive emails, 73% keep in touch with relatives through the internet, and  63% use it for entertainment. The report shows a substantial increase for online purchases  compared to 2012, with a sharp increase from 7% to 23%. A progression that has also affected entertainment and downloading.Furthermore, social networks are still holding the first position in terms of internet usage, followed respectively by search engines, electronic media and video sharing sites. Hespress most popular news websiteIn terms of the most preferred locations for respondents, retains its position as the most popular Moroccan web followed by and site.Concerning  advertising on the Internet, 41% are interested in any ad format while 16% of respondents believe the banner images or flash is the most attractive  advertising format, 15% prefer video ads and 11% like contests. The best known e-government services among respondents are the portal for biometric passports (52%), the portal  for ANAPEC (32%) and the site for driver’s license and registration cards (27%) . 37% of respondents said they had used portal for biometric passports, 17% used the portal for ANAPEC. Facebook most popular networking site The ranking of the most popular social networks remained the same over the past two years. Facebook is the most used social network among respondents with a rate of 96%, followed by Twitter (35%). For professional networks, Linkedin comes first position followed by Viadeo, with respectively 26% and 17% of respondents. Regarding the frequency of use of social networks, 20% of respondents spend an average  of between 1 and 2 hours per day, 19% spend between 2 and 4 and 18% more than 4 hours. Thus, the intensive use of social networks (4 hours or more) recorded an increase of 7.6% at the expense of moderate and occasional use compared to 2012. The main motivation for the use of social networks is to obtain information (82%), chat (66%) and comment and interact (58%).Regarding brand pages on social networks, 29% of respondents claim to be active members without intervening regularly while 28% never intervene on these pages. Regarding expectations of respondents vis-à-vis the brands they follow on social networks, 29% seek discounts, 22% to hold exclusive information and 16%  to have access to advice.All recommendations converged on the need to improve the supply of Moroccan websites in terms of content through rich and timely information and value-added services that combine innovation and ease use.Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewriting or redistributed. read more

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell more than expected in January

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales fell by a wider-than-expected one per cent in January, starting off the year on a weak note.Statistics Canada reported manufacturing sales for January totalled $54.9 billion as 14 of the 21 industries moved lower, while overall manufacturing sales in volume terms declined 1.1 per cent. The decline was led by the automotive, aerospace and primary metal industries.Economists had expected a sales drop of 0.8 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Canadian factories had a rough start to the year, said CIBC economist Royce Mendes.“The survey suggests that GDP data could look soggy to open the new year,” Mendes wrote in a brief note to clients.“Factory shipments could feel some benefit as U.S. tax cuts make their way through the American economy, but already elevated inventory levels and capacity constraints could limit the gains.”The Bank of Canada noted that fourth-quarter growth was weaker than it expected when it said it would keep its key interest rate target on hold earlier this month.The central bank also said recent trade policy developments represented a key source of uncertainty for the Canadian and global outlooks.Royal Bank senior economist Nathan Janzen said recent Canadian economic data has been more mixed compared with a year ago when the economy was growing at an unsustainably strong clip.“Reports on retail and wholesale trade sales next week will provide further clarification on the pace of early-2018 growth but for now we think the data is still consistent with further, albeit more modest, improvement at a close to two per cent rate in Q1,” Janzen said.The drop in Canadian factory sales came as sales of motor vehicles fell 8.0 per cent to $4.9 billion, following two consecutive monthly increases.Meanwhile, production in the aerospace product and parts industry fell 9.5 per cent to $1.6 billion, while the primary metal industry dropped 2.8 per cent to $4.1 billion.Offsetting the drop, sales in the petroleum and coal product industry climbed 6.5 per cent to $6.1 billion, while chemical manufacturing sales rose 6.1 per cent to $4.7 billion. read more

In the face of growing insecurity Afghanistan still needs support Security Council

“Since my last briefing, there has been progress in meeting Afghanistan’s challenges in three distinct but interrelated areas: economic, security and political,” Mr. Haysom reported, stressing that failure in any one of these areas would have consequences for the overall success of the Afghan transition.Just, this morning, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which Mr. Haysom heads condemned an attack in which a large car bomb, which detonated outside the Afghan Parliament buildings in Kabul, allowed gunmen to enter the compound.As parliament members were meeting to vote on a new Afghan defense minister, a gunfight with police killed at least eight attackers and left a number of civilians injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the assault on parliament “as yet another unacceptable attack on civilians in Afghanistan.”In addition, just two days ago, 16 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed when a bus hit an improvised explosive device. “Tragic though this is, sadly it was not an isolated incident, rather a typical event,” the Special Representative acknowledged, noting that intensification of the conflict was as predicted. There has been higher attrition on both sides, but the most tragic index of this intensification, he explained, is the toll on civilians – so far this year 4,216 civilians have been killed or injured.“While the Government has repeatedly stated its readiness to engage in direct talks with the Taliban, what is still missing is a clear indication from the Taliban that they are ready to engage directly with the Government.”It is thus critical, he underscored, that the international community as a whole, and the regional neighbors in particular, send the same message to all involved, unambiguously and forcefully: “the time to begin direct peace and reconciliation talks is now.”The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have been undeniably stretched as they take on full security responsibilities, the UNAMA chief noted. While they face operational challenges, their commitment is beyond question and they are demonstrating resilience in the face of insurgent efforts to take and hold ground, he assured.Foreign fighters from Afghanistan’s northern neighbors and elsewhere present a particular challenge. There also remains considerable concern that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is seeking to establish a foothold, he underlined.“This demands greater regional involvement and collaboration to address this shared threat. It seems inequitable that Afghanistan should be shouldering the burden of taking on terrorists whose point of origin and eventual destinations are its neighbors.”The economic contraction that followed the withdrawal of international military forces also presents a continuing challenge to the Government to meet the fiscal gap; “the gap between the resources it can muster and the monies it must spend”, the UN official continued.“At this time of continued low economic growth, we must also guard against the danger of an increasing shift into the illicit economy, particularly so in the case of burgeoning narcotics production,” he added.On the political front, Mr. Haysom also reported modest progress, notably the appointment of 21 provincial governors, with an agreement secured on other significant appointments.But the lack of clarity on the future of the current Wolesi Jirga [the lower house of the National Assembly] had caused “consternation”, he said, with the potential for “public discord”. Thankfully, the UNAMA chief highlighted, just three days ago, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani decreed an extension of the Wolesi Jirga until elections can be held. read more

BOTH SLOVENIAN TEAMS AT TOP 16 Gorenje wins in Denmark

5. Naturhouse La Rioja9225254:286(-32)6 1. HSV Hamburg9801302:246(56)16 FOTO: RK GORENJE / LUKA GRUBER 4. RK Gorenje Velenje9405284:292(-8)8 3. Aalborg Handball9405255:237(18)8 ← Previous Story Metalurg wins “golden point” in Minsk – Vardar goes to Paris for second place Next Story → Larvik keeps dream about Budapest open! 6. HK DROTT Halmstad9018255:326(-71)1 aalborgGorenjehandball RK Gorenje Velenje have found a way to EHF Champions League TOP 16 after victory in Danish Aalborg 28:23. Skube (8), Cehte (7) and fantastic goalkeeper Buric with 16 saves led their team to the important win which brought them fantastic success second year in a row.HSV beat Swedish Drott 35:24.STANDINGS: 2. SG Flensburg-Handewitt9711286:249(37)15

Ireland to give €200k towards destroying chemical weapons in Syria

first_imgIRELAND IS TO give €200,000 towards the international fund to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.Announcing the funding, Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said it reflected Ireland’s “long-standing opposition to the use of weapons of mass destruction”. Ireland has already given almost €11 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria.“The process of eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons must be quick, credible and comprehensive in order to ensure that their use can never again be contemplated,” said the Tánaiste.The €200,000 will be channelled through the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, of which Ireland is a member.In an unexpected alliance last week, the US and Russia agreed a provisional framework for the destruction of Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons over the coming months.Syria’s leader Bashar Al-Assad said that he will surrender Syria’s chemical weapons, but has warned it will take at least one year and cost around one billion dollars.Eamon Gilmore is in New York for the General Assembly of the United Nations, where he is expected to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation.An investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in a Damascus suburb on 21 August confirmed that sarin gas was used in the attack. Western countries have said the attack could only have been carried out by the Syrian government against its own people, but Syria has maintained that rebels used the nerve agent.Read: Syria meets watchdog deadlines > Read: Assad will destroy chemical arms – but it’ll take a year and cost $1 billion > Read: Almost 80 per cent against Irish support for war in Syria >last_img read more

Rocket Lab Delays Experimental DARPA Military Satellite Launch

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Stay on target Rocket Lab, a small satellite launch company, recently scrubbed the planned flight for an experimental DARPA military satellite due to a video transmitter problem.On March 24, the company was ready to go for a 7:36 p.m. EST takeoff of its Electron booster from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand when the error took place, Rocket Lab said in a Twitter update. The team, “identified a video transmitter 13dB down with low performance,” and said, “It’s not an issue for flight, but we want to understand why, so we’re waiving off for the day.”The team has identified a video transmitter 13dB down with low performance. It’s not an issue for flight, but we want to understand why, so we’re waiving off for the day. We’ll assess and advise a new target lift-off time soon.— Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) March 24, 2019Rocket Lab’s Electron booster is carrying a prototype R3D2 space antenna for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which, according to its website, aims, “to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.”Blue skies over Launch Complex 1 today. Weather is green for launch! The webcast for today’s mission will be live in approx 60 minutes. Lift-off is targeted for 23:36 UTC.— Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) March 24, 2019R3D2 might sound like R2D2, the famous Star Wars droid, but it’s actually short for Radio Frequency Risk Reduction Deployment Demonstration. According to Rocket Lab’s website, the R3D2 antenna has a tissue-thin Kapton membrane, packs tightly inside the satellite during takeoff, and once it reaches low Earth orbit, will deploy to 2.25 meters in diameter.Welcome to launch day! On board Electron for today’s mission is the R3D2 spacecraft for @DARPA. This innovative mission intends to space-qualify a prototype reflect array antenna to improve radio communications in small spacecraft. Stay tuned for launch updates— Rocket Lab (@RocketLab) March 24, 2019“R3D2 will monitor antenna deployment dynamics, survivability, and radio frequency (RF) characteristics of a membrane antenna in low-Earth orbit,” DARPA officials said in a press statement. “The antenna could enable multiple missions that currently require large satellites, to include high data rate communications to disadvantaged users on the ground.”Rocket Lab’s crews plan to fix the video transmitter issue before a second launch attempt, which is set to take place on March 26. The four-hour launch window will open at 6:30 p.m. EST, and once it takes off, the Electron booster will travel east from Rocket Lab’s launch base and the R3D2 satellite is expected to deploy from the Electron booster approximately 53 minutes into the flight, Spaceflight Now noted.More on Will Now Take You to ‘Mars on Earth’ High-Def Images Help Uncover Galaxy’s Oldest Star Cluster Scientists Study Health Benefits of Artificial Gravitylast_img read more

New Giraffe Cam at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

first_img January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 25, 2018 New Giraffe Cam at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park KUSI Newsroom It’s a first for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as staff members today (Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018) launched Giraffe Cam—the first camera to stream continuous live video from one of the Safari Park’s five field habitats. The new Giraffe Cam—now viewable online at —joins San Diego Zoo Global’s other live cams; but instead of showcasing just one or two animal species, Giraffe Cam is the first to feature a multitude of different animals in one expansive field habitat—including giraffes, rhinos, African crowned cranes, gazelles and other inhabitants that may mosey across the lens. It provides guests with a picturesque view of the Safari Park’s sizable 60-acre African Plains habitat from atop Kijamii Overlook.While Giraffe Cam will provide guests with a unique look at the various animal interactions and social dynamics in the habitat, San Diego Zoo Global researchers hope it will also inspire cam watchers to join the growing conservation project. This citizen science endeavor asks volunteers to use their home computers or smartphones to view motion-activated trail camera photos normally seen only by conservationists. Volunteers then identify the images to help researchers track giraffes and other wildlife throughout northern Kenya.Since its launch, has attracted more than 8,000 volunteers—who have made almost 3.5 million classifications and retired more than 315,000 individual images—completing around four years’ worth of conservation work in just six months. Each volunteer is asked to take part in the “1 Million Photo Challenge,” a virtual push with a goal of boosting the number of online volunteers to 20,000, to give conservation researchers 1 million volunteer-reviewed trail camera photos by June 2018. The completed work will provide researchers enough data to allow them to explore “giraffe hotspots” (areas that are showing high volumes of giraffe activity), as well as identifying areas with no signs of giraffes.The Wildwatch Kenya site was created using Zooniverse’s free Project Builder tool at, the largest online platform for crowdsourced volunteer research. Anyone who wants to participate can do so by visiting Volunteers will be asked to identify what is pictured in trail photos by choosing from an animal list or indicating that no animal is pictured. Each image is viewed by multiple volunteers to ensure that any photos that are not needed are filtered out.Scientists hope this project, along with other conservation efforts, will help slow and eventually stop the continued decline of giraffe populations worldwide. Currently, there are fewer than 100,000 giraffes left in their native habitats—a decrease of more than 40 percent over the last 20 years. Last year, a team of conservationists made up of personnel from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Northern Rangelands Trust, Kenya Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, Loisaba Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Senckenberg BiK-F, Goethe University and San Diego Zoo Global fitted 11 reticulated giraffes in the region with small solar-powered GPS tracking devices, made by Savannah Tracking. This unprecedented project is now providing real-time data on giraffe movements, the size of their home ranges, where they travel during seasons and the travel corridors they use. That information could assist community conservancies in developing better strategies for managing their lands and livestock, while also expanding the frontiers of giraffe science.Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Zoo Safari Park FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Traffic Calming Program showing signs of popularity

first_imgFor more information about the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, including access to resources and yard sign request forms, visit driving along East Evergreen Boulevard are now welcomed to the Edgewood Park Neighborhood with brightly colored signs featuring friendly reminders.“It’s your neighborhood. Drive 25.”“Slow down. Watch for children.”“What’s your hurry?”“Check your speed.”The signs dot Evergreen Boulevard, a main thoroughfare in the neighborhood, to remind drivers to ease off the accelerator and obey the posted 25 mph speed limit. And they’re popping up in neighborhoods across Vancouver.The signs were created by the city of Vancouver’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program — a joint effort between the city and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance. The yard signs are among several resources the program is offering to residents within city limits.“The idea is to get the signs out and make the streets safer for the pedestrians and other folks who use the streets,” said Ross Montgomery, chairman of the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance. “What I’ve heard back is, yes, it’s making a positive difference.”Each city-recognized neighborhood association can obtain eight of the colorful signs for use along their neighborhood streets. People living within city limits can also request one or two signs to place in their yards.last_img read more

Nothing Greases the Wheels of Capitalism Like Pizza

first_img Las Vegas Pizzeria Offers ‘Grasshopper Pie’ Amid Insect Inva…Domino’s Brings Autonomous Pizza Delivery to Houston Work is boring. Even when a significant amount of your job involves playing and writing about exciting new video games weeks before they release, it can still be tough to stay motivated and get out of bed every morning. This is especially true once you step back and realize just how shamelessly your work is being exploited by oligarchs who couldn’t care less… What was I supposed to be writing about?Oh yeah! Pizza! It’s good for more than just a post-orgasm snack. A new study demonstrates that the best way to keep your employees loyal and happy and oblivious to the economic systems grinding them into dust is with a nice free slice of pizza.In his upcoming book Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, author Dan Ariely tests four different reward systems in an Intel Israeli semiconductor factory. One rewards employees’ hard work with a cash bonus, one rewards it with praise from the boss, one offers no rewards at all, and the last one offers free pizza at the end of the week. Presumably, this experiment wouldn’t work here in New York where workers would tear each other apart arguing over which local pizza place is truly the best. Talk about pineapple and watch the whole office explode.The results may not be what you were expecting. After an early lead from free pizza, praise from the boss actually ended up being the strongest motivator. More surprising, or perhaps depressing, is that a cash bonus actually ended up causing 13.2 percent less productivity than no reward at all. The academic rationale behind this is that people stay incentive to keep working if they feel valued at work either by their boss or food. Getting money they’ll spend outside of work isn’t enough.These are certainly interesting findings but considering current levels of income inequality the last thing the managing class of global businesses need to hear is “Actually employees will become more worthwhile if we pay them less.” This experiment separates the different reward systems but maybe the best motivation would be a combination of money AND praise AND pizza. Just a thought. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Nanocrystals selfpurification mechanisms explained by energetics

first_imgIn an example of doped nanocrystals, this charge density plot shows magnesium impurities in cadmium-selenium nanocrystals at two different gap levels: (a) resonant and (b) hybrid. Image credit: Gustavo Dalpian and James Chelikowsky. On the macroscale, doping led to the transistor. On the nanoscale, scientists believe that doping could lead to an assortment of technologies, including solar cells, electroluminescent devices and electronic devices. Doping, which means adding impurities containing electrons, can enable electric conductance in a controlled way. But the miniscule size of semiconductor nanocrystals – also described as one-dimensional “quantum dots” – means that scientists must explore new methods for doping. Because nanocrystals have very little interior volume and are virtually all surface, scientists in the past believed that inner impurities can easily migrate the short distance to the surface and be ejected. “People used to believe that nanocrystals had fewer defects due to their limited size,” explains Gustavo Dalpian, coauthor with James Chelikowsky of a recent publication in Physical Review Letters on the energetics of doping. “People believed that defects could be annealed away from the nanocrystal in an easy way due to its limited size. After a few jumps, the impurity will be out of the nanocrystal.”In 2005, scientists (Erwin et al.) proposed that the difficulties in doping nanocrystals could be explained by the crystals’ surface topology and how easily impurities could bind to the surface. For these reasons, these scientists determined that the smaller the size of a nanocrystal, the less binding energy, and the more difficult doping becomes.Dalpian and Chelikowsky, from the University of Texas, have shown that understanding doping in semiconductor nanocrystals requires an understanding of both kinetic and thermodynamic/energetic properties. By explaining nanocrystals’ tendency toward self-purification in terms of the energy needed to form impurities in nanocrystals, the scientists hope to find new ways to increase the dopability of these materials.“Annealing was basically a kinetic argument,” Dalpian said to “[Erwin et al.] show that, changing their solution to an anion-rich (negatively-charged) environment, they could put more impurities into the nanocrystals. Their argument was that there is a shape change in their nanocrystal that increases the binding energy of the impurity into the surface. We show that the difficulty of nanocrystal doping can also be explained through energetic arguments: when you change the solution to an anion-rich environment, the formation energy of the defects is decreased. Explore further ‘Nanocrystal doping’ enhances semiconductor nanocrystals Citation: Nanocrystals’ ‘self-purification’ mechanisms explained by energetics (2006, June 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from “In principle, an energetic argument should be better because it is simpler:” he continued. “To discuss kinetics, one needs energy barriers, diffusion coefficients, exact shape of the nanocrystal, etc. However, in our model, supposing the system is under thermodynamic equilibrium, we just need the formation energy of the defect.” When an impurity enters a nanocrystal, a level is created in the gap of the nanocrystal, which (along with structural properties) affects the formation energy of the impurity. Dalpian and Chelikowsky found that a defect’s structural properties do not depend on nanocrystal size, but that the level in the gap is deeper (energy difference is larger) for smaller nanocrystals. “Suppose you have two different systems that create levels in the gap, and one is deeper than the other,” said Dalpian. “If you want to populate these levels (put electrons on them), it will cost more energy to populate the one that is deeper. That is why it costs more energy to put impurities in the small nanocrystals than the larger ones: the level created in the gap is filled and is deeper for smaller nanocrystals.”Because smaller nanocrystals contain deeper impurity levels, more energy is required for doping and the lower the population of defects. This explanation supports the idea that self-purification is an intrinsic property of nanocrystals, but also a property that can be overcome.“In order to make doping easier, we also propose that the sample should be grown in an anion-rich solution,” said Dalpian. “Since manganese impurities like to go to the cation (positively-charged) site in cadmium-selenium nanocrystals, a lot of cations create ´competition´ between the impurities and the cadmium (a cation precursor) to occupy the cation site. In an anion-rich environment (the other thermodynamic limit), you have a lot of selenium (an anion precursor) and a deficiency of cadmium, reducing the competition between impurities and cadmium, and making it more likely for the impurities to go to the cadmium site.”Citation: Dalpian, Gustavo M., and Chelikowsky, James R. Self-purification in Semiconductor Nanocrystals. Physical Review Letters 96, 226802 (2006)By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Doping semiconductor nanocrystals will likely provide a basis for a wide variety of nano applications. But since the tiny nanocrystals tend to repel impurities, scientists must first find a way to overcome nanocrystals’ “self-purification” mechanisms and exploit them for doping. 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.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more The American Medical Association (AMA) submitted formal comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on the Health IT Policy Committee’s proposal for Stage 3 of the Medicare/Medicaid meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) program requirements.“The AMA shares the administration’s goal of widespread EHR adoption and use, but we again stress our continuing concern that the meaningful use program is moving forward without a comprehensive evaluation of previous stages to resolve existing problems,” said AMA Board Chair Steven J. Stack, M.D. “A full evaluation of past stages and more flexible program requirements will help physicians in different specialties and practice arrangements successfully adopt and use EHRs.”The AMA’s comment letter outlined the following top five concerns and recommendations to improve the meaningful use program:·       An evaluation process is lacking. An external, independent evaluation is necessary to improve and inform the future of the program.·       100 percent pass rate is not the right approach. The pass rate should be reasonable and achievable. Failing to meet just one measure by one percent would make a physician ineligible for incentives and subject to financial penalties.·       One size does not fit all. Program requirements should be more flexible and better structured to accommodate various practice patterns and specialties.·       Usability of certified EHRs should be addressed. The EHR certification process should address physician usability concerns.·       Health IT infrastructure barriers should be resolved. The health IT infrastructure does not enable physicians to readily electronically share patient data with other health care providers; infrastructure improvement to allow an efficient and secure electronic information exchange must be a priority.For more information: News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | January 16, 2013 AMA Comments on Meaningful Use Stage 3 EHR Program Recommends changes to make meaningful use program more reasonable and achievablelast_img read more

Groups are golden with Transat and Karisma

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Karisma Hotels & Resorts TORONTO — Transat has a new Groups promotion in partnership with Karisma Hotels & Resorts.Through May 31 group bookings at The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa del Carmen by Karisma qualify for a ninth passenger free deal.The promotion is valid for travel between May 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2019.It’s also in addition to savings of $100 per couple as well as Transat Group Max and wedding group special perks and inclusions.The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa del Carmen, formerly the Azul Beach Resort the Fives Playa Del Carmen (Karisma announced the name change along back in April) has 571 suites, six pools, nine restaurants, 10 bars and a spa. There’s also a kids’ club (four to 12 years old), a teens club (13 – 17 years old) and baby amenities. Oversized Resort Residence accommodations come with separate living and sleeping areas.Azul Five Pool Posted by Monday, May 14, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group Groups are golden with Transat and Karisma Sharelast_img read more

Focus on highend tourism says Ecotourism Australia

first_imgAttracting high-value visitors in order to develop a more profitable tourism industry should be Australia’s focus, rather than just pursuing growth in visitor numbers, says Ecotourism Australia.The organisation’s chief executive, Kym Cheatham, said it was time to reinvent Australian Tourism as the current model “is not working”.“The endless pursuit of growth in numbers is a hollow ambition, with mass tourism bringing profitless volume,” Ms Cheatham said ahead of the Global Eco Asia Pacific ecotourism conference to be held in Cairns this October.Ms Cheatham said an alternative rests in high quality experiences founded on financially viable, environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible tourism products.Backing this “alternative course”, Ms Cheatham pointed to the growing ecotourism industry across the Asia Pacific region, specifically in countries like Malaysia, Cambodia, Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.“Australia is one of the most desired landscapes in the world, with unique native flora and fauna and an indigenous culture that resonates with visitors from around the globe,” said Ms Cheatham.Using South Africa as an example of a country that doesn’t apologise for the cost involved in high quality safaris, Ms Cheatham said Australia should be focussing on its unrivalled experiences for which people will be willing to pay. Experiential, quality travel experience will bring a more profitable tourism industry, Ms Cheatham asserts. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) It was a concern all week long for the Arizona Cardinals: their depth at the wide receiver position was at risk given the injuries and health considerations.The Cardinals, though, received good news Sunday morning when it was announced that both Michael Floyd and John Brown will be in uniform for the road matchup against the Carolina Panthers.The two had been considered questionable.Floyd (hamstring) returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, while Brown was limited all week dealing with his own hamstring trouble, the result of having the sickle-cell trait that was diagnosed by a recent blood test. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Follow Craig Grialou on Twittercenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “I’m feeling good,” he said on Friday.Also good to go is starting left tackle Jared Veldheer, who will play with a cast on his right hand to protect a broken finger.The Cardinals’ inactives include tight end Darren Fells, receiver Chris Hubert, linebacker Alex Okafor, guard Cole Toner plus defensive tackles Olsen Pierre, Ed Stinson and Xavier Williams.Fells (ankle), Okafor (calf) and Stinson (toe) had already been ruled out.Fells is missing his second game of the season, Okafor his first and Stinson his fourth in a row.For the Panthers, cornerback James Bradberry (foot), defensive tackle Vernon Butler (ankle) and tackle Michael Oher (concussion) are out due to injury.The others not in uniform for Carolina are running back Cameron Artis-Payne, linebacker Jeremy Cash as well as tight ends Chris Manhertz and Scott Simonson.Winning in Carolina has proven difficult for the Cardinals in recent memory. They have not won in that state since the 2008 postseason.“This is a huge game for both of us,” head coach Bruce Arians said this week. “They’re coming off their bye week and reset their goals. We’re hobbling into it, but it’s a big game, big game for us on the road. We know we’re going to have to win on the road the rest of the way.” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more