Virat Kohli is the ‘form batsman’ going into the World Cup: Jos ButtlerEngland batsman Jos Buttler praised Virat Kohli and Steve Smith as the team prepares to deliver excellence as expected in the World Cup 2019 at homeadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 11:27 IST Jos Buttler is all praises for Virat Kohli and Steve Smith ( Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSJos Buttler played alongside Steve Smith for Rajasthan Royals during the IPLButtler considers Virat Kohli as the form batsman for the past one yearButtler believes his form in the IPL carried forward his career to a great extentEngland batsman Jos Buttler has taken world cricket by storm in the past year and if the recent series against Pakistan was anything to go by, he will be the biggest threat for opposition bowlers as teams gear up to play in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Despite dominating the headlines in the last year with his consistent show, Buttler considers India skipper Virat Kohli as the ‘form batsman’ going into the showpiece event.Speaking to IANS, Buttler not only professed his admiration for Kohli, but also revealed how the time he spent with former Australia skipper Steve Smith during the IPL (playing for Rajasthan Royals) helped him learn about the amazing work ethics of the batsman who is hungry to show the world what they missed while he served a 12-month ban after the Sandpaper Gate in 2018.”Both obviously amazing batters, I first time saw Steve up so close this IPL, it was a great experience to watch him go about his practice and his work ethics. As for Virat, we all know what a fantastic player he is and has been. He is probably the form batsman’ for the last 12 months in the world. Two fantastic players, very different styles, but both very impressive,” he said.While pundits feel that how Buttler goes about his business at the top of the innings for England will decide the fate of the hosts in this edition of the showpiece event, the batsman picks Ben Stokes for special mention.advertisement”Ben is the biggest key player really for England. He balances the side brilliantly in the way he can bat and bowl and has a great influence on the whole team. He is one of the best all-rounders in the world and I am looking forward to him showing that with some quality performances in the World Cup,” he pointed.Talking of his own journey in the last year, Buttler feels the elevation to the top of the innings while playing for Rajasthan in the IPL changed the course of his career.”It has been an incredible year personally. I think last year when I started with the Royals, I was doing okay, but I wasn’t quite feeling like I was showing exactly what I was capable of and a change to the top of the order coincided with a great run of form and from there I was very lucky to be involved with England in Test match cricket and had a really enjoyable summer. Have been riding that wave ever since and looking to make it continue and last as long as possible,” he smiled.England are touted as favourites going into the World Cup and Buttler believes it is the result of the effort that the team has put in over the last couple of years. But he is quick to add that all these mean nothing once the tournament gets underway on May 30.”I think it is good to be favourites as that shows that you have been doing some really good stuff leading into the tournament. But it doesn’t really count for much when you get into the tournament. We just have to stick to what we have been doing and what has worked well for us. If we see around the world, every side has got some dangerous players and say for example we came up against an in-form Chris Gayle in the West Indies and a player like him can make life extremely tough for whoever you are. We just have to trust ourselves and take one game at a time,” he revealed.Finally, with the World Cup being played in England, there is bound to be the pressure of expectations from friends and family, but Buttler just wants to go out and enjoy the ride.”It is obviously a huge thing and as a side we have been planning and building for it for a number of years. With it being in England, it is hugely exciting for English cricket and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. Very excited about it,” he said.Also Read | Glen Maxwell looks to prove his all-rounder credentials at the 2019 World CupAlso Read | Sushma was so scared, she started crying: Kaur and Mandhana on World Cup ‘ghost’Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Joss ButtlerFollow World Cup 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Steve Smith
Earlier this month, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and YouTube Science Show “It’s Okay To Be Smart” released a video featuring clips of women who acknowledged and honored women in science for making a positive impact on their lives.Video: What #ScienceWoman Inspires You?“From a young age, girls show the same interest and ability in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as boys, but powerful stereotypes tell them that women aren’t welcome in science,” stated the Team Smart Girls. “It’s time to break those stereotypes, and we can’t do it without strong science role models for girls and young women.”The video features dedications to teachers, YouTube Science aficionados and experts, inventors, scientists, and every-day women who spread their love of science. The video also features an appearance from Susan Sarandon, whose woman in science hero is classic actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls began as an online show, created by actress, comedian, and writer Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker. From there, it grew to become an online community and information hub for young people. Team Smart Girls describe their community as “a hub for teens, parents, teachers and fans of all ages to learn, to become a part of the greater Smart Girl community, and to participate in Smart Girl projects. The website has grown and evolved toward online campaigns to engage followers in volunteerism, civic activism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts.”Copyright ©2015Look to the Stars
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received a report of a theft on November 20, 2018, of 10 large truck tires that occurred in the early hours of that same day.At approximately 2:00am earlier that morning, two men, one with a heavier build and the other with a medium build, cut the fence at a business in the area of 94th Ave/100th St, Fort St John, BC, and rolled ten 11R24.5 Aeolus HN362 premium winter drive tires through the fence and off the property.The tires are described as: HN362 (ADW81) is a premium drive tire,all-season traction, optimized for severe winter conditions,features an aggressive symmetrical tread designdesigned for large heavy trucks such as a semi or dump truck type vehicles.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and request the assistance of the public. If tires matching this description are being sold on social media marketplace sites by individuals for a discounted rate causing would-be buyers to be suspicious, they are asked to call their local police detachment as these may be the stolen tires.The Fort St John RCMP ask anyone who has information in this matter to contact police. If you have information about this incident or can assist in identifying suspects, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.
Oil rises above US$95 after good jobs signal a day ahead of unemployment report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2013 11:50 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oil rose to a high for the week Thursday after a positive reading on the U.S. job market, as natural gas plunged on a surprisingly large increase in the nation’s supplies.U.S. benchmark oil for July delivery gained US$1.02 to finish at $94.76 a barrel in New York, the highest close since May 28. Earlier in the session, crude hit $95.32 a barrel.Natural gas dropped 17 cents, or 4.1 per cent, to end at $3.83 per 1,000 cubic feet.Oil prices received support from the latest government unemployment update. The U.S. Labor Department said Thursday that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth. The claims figures come a day ahead of the monthly payrolls report, which often sets the tone across financial markets for a week or two after its release.Natural gas sank after the government released weekly supply numbers. Natural gas supplies tend to rise at this time of year, between the heating and air conditioning seasons. The report showed supplies rose by 111 billion cubic feet to 2.252 trillion cubic feet for the week ended May 31. That was well above the average increase for the last week of May of 82 billion cubic feet to 98 billion, according to the daily newsletter The Schork Report.Natural gas futures have dropped 43 cents, or 10 per cent in the last two weeks.Brent crude, a benchmark for many international oil varieties, rose 57 cents to finish at $103.61 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange:— Wholesale gasoline rose three cents to end at $2.85 a gallon.— Heating oil added two cents to finish at $2.87 per gallon.___Pablo Gorondi in Budapest, Pamela Sampson in Bangkok and Christopher S. Rugaber in Washington contributed to this report.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE)
by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2017 8:59 am MDT Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – CEO Rich Kruger said Friday his company has not been idle while other major Canadian producers snapped up oilsands assets from foreign rivals over the past year.The head of Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) said the Calgary-based company, one of the top four oilsands producers in Canada, has been busy building and commissioning its Kearl oilsands mining project where the first phase started in 2013 and the second phase in 2015. It has also been dealing with operational issues at its Nabiye steam-driven oilsands project, which started production in 2015.“We’ve just completed an unprecedented period of upstream growth with two phases of Kearl, with Nabiye,” he told reporters after the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.“We have commented several times on how we’re progressing the technical and commercial project opportunities for readiness. So I wouldn’t describe it as ‘on the sidelines.’”Last month, Royal Dutch Shell announced it had agreed to sell most of its Canadian oilsands assets to Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) for about C$11.1 billion, while Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) unveiled a $17.7-billion deal to buy most of the Canadian assets of Houston-based ConocoPhillips, including its half interest in jointly owned oilsands assets.Calgary-based Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) last year increased its ownership of Syncrude Canada from 12 per cent to over 53 per cent by buying Canadian Oil Sands for $6.6 billion in cash and assumed debt, and adding Murphy Oil’s interest for $937 million.At its annual meeting on Thursday, Suncor CEO Steve Williams said he expects more foreign companies will sell oilsands stakes, citing Chevron, BP and Total as names that are said to be interested in selling.Oilsands analyst Michael Dunn of GMP FirstEnergy said he agrees that the consolidation isn’t over yet, adding there were strategic reasons for the other Canadian oilsands buyers to make the deals they made.He pointed out that Imperial, which is 69.6 per cent owned by American oil giant Exxon Mobil, has previously indicated it would prefer to buy large-scale, high-quality, non-mining oilsands resources, implying a preference for undeveloped projects.Kruger said Imperial keeps its mergers and acquisition plans “close to chest” but is watching for opportunities to add value from internal projects or through acquisition.Imperial on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $333 million or 39 cents per share in the three months ended March 31, boosted by a gain of $151 million on the sale of former refinery lands in Mississauga, Ont., compared with a loss of $101 million or 12 cents in the year-earlier period.Operating earnings per share were 21 cents, versus consensus analyst expectations of 40 cents.The company says it will increase its quarterly dividend in June by a penny to 16 cents per share.Total revenue was up 37 per cent to $7.16 billion.Production averaged 378,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, compared to 421,000 boe/d in the same period of 2016, due in part to a fire at the Syncrude Mildred Lake upgrader in mid-March which affected production.Imperial owns 25 per cent of Syncrude.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. Imperial Oil CEO defends absence from oilsands consolidation trend Imperial Oil president and CEO Rich Kruger prepares to address the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Friday, April 28, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
STANFORD, Calif. — Oscar da Silva scored 12 points, Bryce Wills added 10 and six others scored at least seven points in helping Stanford down Portland State 79-67 on Wednesday night.Josh Sharma had a career-high seven rebounds for the Cardinal (4-3), who won their second straight following a three-game losing skid.Michael Nuha scored 19 points to lead the Vikings (3-3), who had won three of their previous four games. Holland Woods added 18 points and Sal Nuhu recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and a career-best 13 rebounds.Stanford took the lead for good during a 4:16 stretch of the second half in which the Vikings missed nine straight shots, allowing the Cardinal to build a 56-46 advantage.The Cardinal had every opportunity to pull away from the Vikings in the opening minutes of the second half, scoring on four consecutive layups to open a 42-35 edge but a pair of turnovers and a spectacular missed dunk from freshman Bryce Wills gave Portland State the opportunity to pull even at 46.Wills’ dunk attempt bounced off the back of the rim and out to the free-throw line while Wills went sliding on his back into a row of chairs under the basket.There were six lead changes in the first half, with Portland State enjoying a 35-34 advantage at halftime.BIG PICTUREPortland State: For the Vikings, Stanford is its second Pac-12 team on the schedule. The Vikings lost at then No. 14 Oregon by 27 points in their season opener. … Portland State defeated the Cardinal in last season’s PK80 Invitational in Portland. … Vikings coach Barret Peery was on the coaching staff at Arizona State and Utah and spent a year at Santa Clara before taking the job in Portland.Stanford: Played its first home game since its season opener against Seattle on Nov. 6. A scheduled game against Wofford on Nov. 16 was cancelled due to poor air quality from the Camp Fire in Butte County. It will be another 17 days before they play another home game (vs. Eastern Washington on Dec. 15) due to a two-week break for finals.UP NEXTPortland State: Hosts Portland Bible on Saturday.Stanford: Plays at Kansas on Saturday.—More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Rick Eymer, The Associated Press
Florida coach Will Muschamp landed his highest ranked recruit in his short time as the Gators’ coach in Vernon Hargreaves III, the fourth-rated best player in the country.A five-star prospect, Hargreaves tweeted: “I can officially say I am committed to THE University of Florida ! #GoGators CHOMP CHOMP”.The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defensive back chose Florida over Clemson, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame and Miami.Hargreaves, who has already committed to play in the Under Armour All-America game in January, becomes the highest-ranked Florida commit. Seventeen of Florida’s 18 verbal commits are rated four-star prospects or higher, and 12 are listed on the ESPN 300.In his junior season, Hargreaves had 49 tackles, two interceptions and a sack on defense, while adding 13 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns for a Wharton program that finished the season with a record of 5-6 after advancing to the FHSAA Class 8A state playoffs in 2011.The son of Vernon Hargreaves, Jr., an assistant under Skip Holtz at South Florida, he gave his father’s school some consideration. At the same time, his sister, Karina, attends Florida, and she was definitely pro-Gator. “All day. Whenever she texts or calls me, it’s ‘come to Florida,’” Hargreaves said. “It’s funny, though.” Asked who recruited him harder, his dad or his older sister, Hargreaves answered without hesitation.“My sister, definitely,” he said.It also helped Florida that Hargreaves gained an affection for Florida assistant Travaris Robinson, who was in charge of recruiting him.“He’s a good guy, he’s funny, energetic and he’s telling me the truth about Florida,” Hargreaves said. “He’s not telling me lies – not saying I’m going to come in and start or anything crazy like that.”Although Hargreaves continues to be on pace to graduate from high school early, he revealed on Saturday afternoon that it was not certain he would actually enroll in college for the spring semester at this time.
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. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) already applies rules on offence and social responsibility to ban ads which include gender stereotypes on grounds of objectification, inappropriate sexualisation and depiction of unhealthily thin body images.Cap said the evidence from the review did not show that gender stereotypes were always problematic or that the use of seriously offensive or potentially harmful stereotypes in advertising was endemic.It said the aim of the new rule was therefore to identify specific harm that should be prevented rather than banning gender stereotypes outright.Ella Smillie, Cap’s gender stereotyping project lead, said: “The evidence we published last year showed that harmful gender stereotypes in ads contribute to how people see themselves and their role in society.”They can hold some people back from fulfilling their potential, or from aspiring to certain jobs and industries, bringing costs for individuals and the economy.”Cap director Shahriar Coupal said: “Harmful gender stereotypes have no place in UK advertisements. Nearly all advertisers know this, but for those that don’t, our new rule calls time on stereotypes that hold back people and society.”Cap will carry out a 12-month review after the new rule comes into force on June 19 to make sure it is meeting its objective. Ads that perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes such as a man struggling with household chores or girls being less academic than boys are to be banned, the regulator has announced.The new rule – that ads must not include gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offence – comes into effect in June following a consultation.Scenarios likely to be “problematic” include depictions of a man with his feet up while a woman takes sole responsibility for cleaning up, and a man or a woman failing to achieve a task specifically because of their gender, such as a man struggling to change a nappy or a woman being unable to park a car, the Committee of Advertising Practice (Cap) said.Advertisers will also have to tread carefully when contrasting stereotypical personalities of boys and girls or if they belittle a man for carrying out stereotypically “female” roles or tasks.The rule follows a review which found that some campaigns could reinforce harmful stereotypes, which in turn could restrict people’s choices, aspirations and opportunities.It will not ban all forms of gender stereotypes, with the review falling short of calling for a ban on ads depicting scenarios such as a woman cleaning or a man doing DIY tasks.
A SINGLE MOTHER who went on a “massive spending spree” after a bank accidentally deposited €51,000 into her bank account has received a suspended jail sentence.Margaret McDonnell (23) spent the money on items for her two children including bedclothes, clothes and shoes, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.For two weeks, McDonnell ate out every night, brought her friends and family out for dinner and bought gifts including two crystal vases and a “crystal mushroom lamp”.Referring to the money lodged in McDonnell’s account, Judge Cormac Quinn commented: “If it’s too good to be true it is because it is too good to be true”.Oisin Clarke BL, defending, said it was a case of the goose laying golden eggs and McDonnell spending the money before it stopped.McDonnell of Rathvilly Park, Finglas, Dublin pleaded guilty to 13 counts of theft of cash from Bank of Ireland on dates between 7 March and 16 March 2013. Between large ATM withdrawals and money spent in shops and restaurants, a total of €24,946 was taken.Last January, Judge Quinn adjourned the case to give time to the Probation Service to assess McDonnell’s suitability for community service.Shopping spreeToday, he noted that the Probation Service had put her at a low risk of re-offending.He suspended a sentence of 18 months on condition that she pay €1,000 back to the bank within 18 months. He also ordered her to carry out 150 hours of community service.Detective Garda Karl Smith told the court that in March 2013 a Bank of Ireland customer went into the branch in Finglas to get details to allow the transfer of €51,808 into his account from a foreign bank account.He was given an IBAN number but when the money did not later show up in his bank account he contacted the bank again. It was then discovered he had been incorrectly given the details of McDonnell’s account.The €51,808 had dropped into her account on 6 March. The following day she withdrew €5,000. Over the next nine days she spent large amounts in Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Heatons, Centra. Lifestyle Sports, Shoe Rack and New Look.On discovering its mistake, the bank took back the €26,862 remaining from the original deposit. They also wrote to McDonnell asking her to repay the rest but she ignored the letter.After her arrest, she accepted full responsibility for spending the money. She told gardai that she thought the money was hers if it was in her bank account. Image: PA Archive/PA Images ‘Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did’ Single mother avoids jail after “massive spending spree” when bank accidentally deposited €51,000 into her account. Apr 4th 2017, 7:50 PM I just went on a high. It was such a lot of money. It was in my account so as far as I was concerned it was mine,” she said. She said she spent the money “on everything and anything, stupid things.Asked if she was bothered by the thefts, she told gardaí: “If only you knew me, you would know I was bothered by this. Any young girl on social welfare like me would have done what I did.”She said she ignored the letter from the bank because she was scared and realised she had done something wrong.Clarke said that his client had never before had disposable income to spend and had never been able to buy gifts for friends or family. On 7 March, she spent €3,844 in Tierney’s gift shop in Blanchardstown after buying two crystal vases and a crystal lamp.Judge Quinn asked how she managed to spend so much in gift shops that sell “ordinary middle of the road type gifts”.Counsel said McDonnell had never been in trouble before and had always tried to live her life in an upright fashion. Det Gda Smith it was highly unlikely she would reoffend.He said that looking back on her younger self she could not believe how stupid she was. He said she had “flittered the money away” and had nothing to show for it all.Clarke said McDonnell was in receipt of €250 lone parent allowance each week and could only afford to pay €15 out of this to make up the stolen money.Judge Quinn said that the offences were not pre-planned and the money was spent on mundane things.Read: ‘People are shocked and saddened’: Murder probe launched following death of elderly farmer in Kerry >Read: Gardaí arrest ‘hitman’ who travelled to Ireland to target Hutch gang members > 152 Comments Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3324124 Share Tweet Email4 Image: PA Archive/PA Images Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 7:50 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Declan Brennan 72,084 Views
Image: RollingNews.ie Apr 8th 2019, 2:31 PM Short URL Smear test backlog will be ‘significantly reduced’ over the summer months, says Harris The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health. 6,336 Views Monday 8 Apr 2019, 2:31 PM HEALTH MINISTER SIMON Harris says the long backlog of 80,000 smear tests at the centre of the ongoing cervical check debacle will start to clear over the summer months.Last year, Harris began consultations to address the concerns around the accuracy of smear test results under the national CervicalCheck programme.Repeat smear tests were then offered under advice from medical staff and GPs working closely with the minister.Following a backlog of 80,000 women waiting for the results of their repeat tests, and with waiting times of over half a year, the minister came under fire from opposition TDs.Harris, however, today moved to reassure women that additional capacity has been identified by the HSE and the backlog will begin to clear over the summer months.“It’s very easy, a year on, for everybody to be wise in hindsight,” he said. “This was a very frightening time. It was a time in which we couldn’t provide reassurance to the women in Ireland in relation to their smear tests, and they were already making their own healthcare decisions to go to their own GP.“The question was who is going to pay for their test? Were we going to add insult to injury on top of what had been an awful debacle with CervicalCheck, and to actually tell women they have to pay for their repeat smear test.“We heard some very good news from the HSE that they have now identified additional capacity.“If they can bring that additional capacity on stream in the coming weeks, they expect the backlog to significantly reduce during the summer months and that’s what women want to know.” https://jrnl.ie/4581690 By Conor McCrave Speaking to reporters at the launch of the Healthy Ireland campaign, he said opposition politicians were playing a game of “party politics” which he said “does nothing to serve women’s health”.“It’s a little bit disappointing that some are choosing to play party politics with such an important issue in relation to women’s health,” Harris said.“I think it’s more than disappointing, I think it’s a little bit crass. I guess that might be the time of the political cycle that we’re in but it does nothing to serve women’s health. Image: RollingNews.ie 15 Comments Share278 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Whittlesea councillor Kris Pavlidis was honoured on Thursday night by the Municipal Association of Victoria for ten years of outstanding service. The local government representative was recognised for her hard work and dedication, having served as a councillor from 2005 for three terms.Cr Pavlidis was also the first woman of Greek heritage to be named mayor for the City of Whittlesea in 2006.
Last July, when MGM Resorts Japan participated in the Tenjin Festival in Osaka, Blue Man Group also attended and gave a special performance on a Hohai boat during the river procession at the festival.Back in 2007 there was a dedicated Blue Man theater in the Roppongi area of Tokyo, but this is the first time the group’s upgraded “World Tour” will head to Japan.Jason P. Hyland, President and Representative Officer of MGM Japan, said, “We are wondering what the future of entertainment is; what will enthrall the audience? I am excited to say that I think you will be inspired as you find the answer to that question in this performance.”Blue Man Group will perform from 1 May to 2 June 2019 in Tokyo’s Roppongi, from 5 to 9 June at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater in Osaka and from 12 to 16 June at Orix Theatre in Osaka. RelatedPosts Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Load More MGM Resorts Japan has announced that it will bring popular US performance troupe Blue Man Group to Japan for an extensive tour this year.Blue Man Group has successfully performed in front of record audience numbers totaling over 35 million guests in over 25 countries throughout the world. MGM and Blue Man have a long-standing partnership, including a permanent theater for the show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It is especially popular among the family demographic. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR
Share your voice Curiosity explores Mars Enlarge ImageThe Curiosity rover collected the images for this selfie, which corresponds to Sol 2405 on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill We’ve seen quite a few Mars selfies from NASA’s Curiosity rover since it landed in 2012, but they never get old. The latest masterpiece shows the rover sitting pretty in an area called Glen Torridon on May 13. Kevin Gill, a NASA software engineer who also dedicates his talent to processing all sorts of space images, shared the fresh selfie this week. 0 Tags The rover has been making some short drives since its selfie and currently has its eyes on another possible drilling site, a potassium-rich rock nicknamed “Hallaig.”Curiosity is NASA’s only functional Mars rover at the moment. The Opportunity rover mission officially came to an end early this year. If all goes well, Curiosity will be joined on the Red Planet by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover in early 2021 and we’ll get to enjoy double the Mars selfie action. Gill processed the image to show natural colors and applied contrast enhancement and sharpening to polish up the mosaic. At first glance, you’ll see the rover with a gorgeous Mars backdrop all around it. Look closer on the ground in front of the machine and you’ll see something special hiding in plain sight: twin drill holes. These are the spots where the rover was taking a closer look at the chemistry and geology of this intriguing clay-rich region of Mars. The latest selfie from @MarsCuriosity taken on Sol 2405 (May 13th) – https://t.co/taytyRYafZ pic.twitter.com/5fjTiMhTdr— Kevin M. Gill (@kevinmgill) May 21, 2019 17 Photos NASA rover Curiosity fulfills dream, drills into Mars clay NASA Mars rover Curiosity glitches again, switches ‘brains’ Mars rovers NASA Space Post a comment Sci-Tech NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars
State-owned telecommunications company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to cut mobile call rates by up to 80% for new customers as part of its revamped services.The slashed rates of both per-minute and per-second calls will be applicable for the first two months of buying the BSNL connection, including those who register for Mobile Number Portability (MNP).”BSNL has revamped its infrastructure now. We have decided to cut mobile call rates by up to 80% for new customer so that they get experience of our revamped services,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.The new scheme will be applicable only after buying the plan voucher of Rs 36 for the per-second plan and Rs 37 for the per-minute plan.In the per-second plan of Rs 36, customers will be charged 1 paisa for every three-second duration on local and STD calls within the BSNL network and 2 paise for three seconds on other networks, PTI reported.In the per-minute plan, BSNL will charge 10 paise per minute for making local and STD calls within the BSNL netwok and 30 paise per minute on other networks.Between July to November, over 1.5 lakh people registered for MNP to change their mobile network to BSNL. With a customer base of 79.6 million, BSNL is among the top five telecom companies with the highest number of new customers.
(Phys.org)—A Space Elevator Project has gone past its $8,000 goal on Kickstarter, although the group’s ultimate goal is to raise a cooler $100,000 up to $3 million as the project achieves phase to phase progress. The company, LiftPort, has the idea for a space elevator that could take robots, cargo, and humans to the surface of the moon with a single launch rocket solution. The concept could become a reality in eight years. Michael Laine, CEO of the company, set as its first goal the draw of $8,000 to fund the early part of the project that will be placed on the moon, hopefully around the year 2020. Laine has been immersed in space elevator research for over ten years and is the president of the US Alumni Association for the International Space University. While a small amount of money raised will make them a stronger hobby team the more they raise in time the stronger the possibility that LiftPort can become a true lunar elevator company. As of this writing, the amount that has been pledged is $13,899 with 16 days to goThe overall goal is continued research and work toward the construction of that lunar elevator. “The study will include characterization of materials; analysis of required rocketry and robotics; and evaluation of landing sites and methods of anchoring to the Lunar surface. Additionally, Ribbon spooling, infrastructure deployment, and micrometeorite mitigation techniques will be explored,” according to the company. The Liftport system would allow access to the lunar surface via a ribbon cable. The Liftport system would first send a base spacecraft into orbit. A ribbon cable would shoot out towards the lunar surface, and a lander module would attach to the moon’s surface. The lander would be drilled into the surface.The immediate step first is to test the system on earth with a 2km-high elevator. The company plans to use the Kickstarter funds to create a floating balloon platform tethered to the ground, which will assist a robot to climb into the sky. According to company notes, “the plan is to first build the ‘bot, then an indoor test rig. Imagine a vertical treadmill.”When the team is satisfied with its performance, they will build out the Tethered Towers test platform of helium balloons held to the ground with a ribbon. “We can pre-test this up to 200ft without causing a ruckus at the Federal Aviation Administration. Any further, and we need airspace clearances from the FAA, Air Force and Navy.”Laine says that the modest goal of $8,000 at first is to rebuild their community. “We will launch another campaign; and another, and another and another.”The most ambitious goal of raising $3 million would allow the LiftPort to carry out a one-year feasibility study for the moon space elevator project. If successful, the technology could also act as a cheap communications tower on Earth, help to monitor crops, watch for forest fires, and carry cameras to show a sky picture of natural disaster areas. “We’ve been catalyzing and coordinating the commercial development of the Space Elevator for over nine years. I was personally involved with NASA’s 2001-2003 definitive research study. My company, LiftPort, grew out of the results of that study,” said Laine. Riding A Ribbon To Space A Thousand Feet Closer Explore further Citation: Going up? Kickstarter hopefuls raise space elevator cash (2012, August 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-kickstarter-space-elevator-cash.html © 2012 Phys.org More information: liftport.com/www.kickstarter.com/projects/m … o-the-sky-a-tethered 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.
Kiev on Thursday said four soldiers had been killed and 14 injured in renewed clashes with pro-Russian insurgents in the former Soviet country’s separatist east.Military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told reporters that the losses came in Lugansk – the smaller of the two separatist provinces in Ukraine to have fallen under partial militia control in the past 16 months of conflict.An upsurge in fighting that began last week in neighbouring Donetsk and killed 10 people on Sunday has raised renewed fears of full-scale warfare returning to the edge of the European Union’s unstable eastern front. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande – co-sponsors of an increasingly tattered six-month-old truce – will meet Ukraine’s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko in Berlin on Monday in a bid to rescue the deal.The meeting will notably omit President Vladimir Putin – the Kremlin leader who persistently denies any involvement in the crisis and calls Russian soldiers discovered in the war zone “volunteers”.Putin’s absence is seen as a diplomatic snub designed to underscore Western concern and anger at the return of more serious hostilities after a months-long lull that helped contain the bloodshed to just a handful of hotspots.NATO on Wednesday warned the separatists against grabbing more territory and stressed that Moscow had a “special responsibility” for restoring peace. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded by expressing hope the meeting with Merkel and Hollande “will be instructional” for Poroshenko and result in the agreed-upon withdrawal of Ukraine’s biggest weapons from the frontline.
Researchers surveyed 200 sexually active teens within the United States, known as adolescent men who have sex with men (AMSM). It is the first known study on such a topic.The surveyed participants use apps like Grindr and Scruff, which have minimum age restrictions of 21 and 18, respectively.Using the apps for more than hook-ups‘Youth who use these apps are, many times, also looking for partners on Facebook, Instagram, Tindr, etc.,’ said Dr. Kathryn Macapagal, an author on the study. ‘If you’re using something like Grindr, the likelihood of you having a sexual relationship with this person is higher.‘But we also found that although you might have had sexual relations with these folks, these folks might have turned into friends, they might have turned into boyfriends. So there is some evidence that youth are getting lots more out of these apps than just sexual relationships.’ Teens use Grindr to find a sense of community, shows the need for more LGBTI youth spacesMajor data flaw in two gay dating apps could allow hackers to steal your dataQueer youth are twice as likely as straight peers to use illegal drugsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/underage-gay-teens-grindr-community/ Parents are also concerned with their children’s access to these apps, since the age restrictions do not seem to be enforced.‘I wouldn’t want anyone to go meet someone without really, fully vetting these people or maybe telling a parent,’ said Denise DeRosa, a mother of three.‘That’s where the dangers are, and I think that kind of goes across whether you’re heterosexual, homosexual, transgender or lesbian — we don’t want 14-year-olds seeking to date people 21 and older.’Grindr’s statementGrindr does not condone illegal or improper behavior and we are troubled that an underage person may have been using our app in violation of our terms of service. Grindr services are only available for adults. Grindr encourages anyone aware of any illegal or improper activity on the app to submit a report either within the app or via email.H/t: Chicago TribuneShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) According to a new study, more than half of gay and bisexual teens aged 14 to 17 use dating apps to find a sense of community. This is despite the fact that most of these apps have an age limit of 18 or older.A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health revealed the information.
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Related posts:Unions and government start talks to end strike General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracia Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform bill since Monday.Alvarado said he seeks to open an “introductory space for dialogue” with the unions that have predominantly paralyzed schools and hospitals and blocked highways across the country.“The Minister of Labor, Steven Núñez, and the Minister of the Presidency, Rodolfo Piza, sent a letter to the Episcopal Conference and the university presidents, who expressed their willingness to serve as mediators in the talks,” Alvarado told reporters.“In this letter we maintain that we are willing to establish a preliminary dialogue to determine what conditions would need to be met to reach an agreement.”The two parties have remained distant. The government attempted to sway the unions to end the strike, while the unions demanded that the government scrap the tax-reform bill.The Catholic bishops and the presidents of the five public universities pushed for a dialogue in hopes of ending the strike and offered to mediate between the two parties in the dispute.Several roadblocks were reported on Friday, including some along major roadways, according to the director of the Transit Police, Germán Marín. A roadblock in Puntarenas during the general strike on Sept. 13, 2018. Alexander Villegas / The Tico TimesIn a tense moment, the Minister of Finance, Rocío Aguilar, was surrounded by demonstrators after she arrived at a scheduled government meeting. Aguilar received support from the police and some public workers, who were participating in the protest, and entered without further incident.Alvarado defended the tax reform, which lawmakers will discuss on Monday, and refuted criticisms that it excessively increases taxes on the underprivileged.“It is not a pleasant subject, it’s a tough pill to swallow, but it is necessary for the timely advancement of Costa Rica,” he said.“Many people have claimed that it burdens the poor, but for every 100 colones that this proposal would collect, 80 would come from the 20 percent of Costa Ricans with the highest income,” Alvarado said.The tax reform seeks to balance public finances, which project a deficit of 7.2 percent in this year’s GDP.The strike affected an Independence Day tradition, where students carry a torch of independence from Guatemala to Costa Rica.The students who carried the torch in the northwestern city of Liberia were surrounded by protesters, preventing them from passing for several hours. In light of concerns, the torch was transported via helicopter to Cartago, the former colonial capital of Costa Rica. Facebook Comments