Investigation Finds Procedures Followed in Offender Death

first_imgCorrectional officers followed proper policies and procedures when an offender died in custody July 25, says a report released today, Oct. 17. The man, 48, was found deceased in his cell at about 4:30 a.m. at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. He was remanded awaiting trial. The incident review found that correctional officers followed policy and procedures when conducting staff rounds before the incident and responding to the incident. The Halifax Regional Police investigation determined the death was not suspicious or a criminal matter. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service has ruled the death a suicide. To read the full incident review report, visit .last_img

Sensex Nifty open higher

first_imgMumbai: The Sensex opened over 100 points higher on Thursday, lifted by relatively positive global cues. At 9.55 a.m., the Sensex was trading at 36,848.19, higher by 123.45 points after the benchmark index opened at 36,821.71 from its previous close of 36,724.74. The Nifty was trading at 10,897.55, higher by 52.90 points. Meanwhile, Foreign Institutional Investors (FPIs) continued to sell Indian stocks despite the roll back of the tax surcharge. FIIs offloaded stocks worth Rs 1,738.49 crore on Wednesday. Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) bought Rs 1,304.58 crore worth of scrips.last_img

Govt wont take profit share on oil gas output in less explored

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major overhaul of oil and gas exploration permits, the government will not charge any share of profit on hydrocarbons produced from less explored areas as it looks to attract the elusive private and foreign investment to raise domestic output. Breaking from the two-and-a-half decade-old practice of having a uniform contractual regime for all sedimentary basins in the country, the new policy provides for different rules for areas that already have producing fields and ones where commercial production of oil and gas is yet to be established. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIrrespective of the basins, producers will get complete marketing and pricing freedom for oil and gas in future bid rounds, said an official notification detailing rule changes approved by the Union Cabinet on February 28. Oil and gas acreage or blocks in all future bid rounds will be awarded primarily on the basis of exploration work commitment, it said. While companies will have to pay a share of revenue from oil and gas produced in Category-I sedimentary basins such as Krishna Godavari, Mumbai Offshore, Rajasthan or Assam where commercial production has already been established, they will be charged only prevalent royalty rates on oil and natural gas in the less explored Category-II and III basins. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”To expedite production, concessional royalty rates will be applicable if production is commenced within four years for onland and shallow water blocks, and five years for deep water and Ultra-deepwater blocks from the effective date of the contract,” it said. India began bidding out oil and gas exploration acreage in 1999 under New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) that awarded blocks to companies offering maximum work commitment. But companies were obliged to share with the government profits made after recovery of cost. Two years back, the BJP-government brought in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) that provided for blocks being awarded to companies offering maximum revenue at different levels of prices and production. HELP failed to either raise output or attract new players. The notification said the new policy was being formulated “to increase exploration activities, attract domestic and foreign investment in unexplored/unallocated areas of sedimentary basins, and enhance domestic production of oil and gas”. While blocks in Category-1 basins would be awarded on basis bided exploration work and revenue share in the ratio of 70:30, those “in Category-II and Category III Basins will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bids based exclusively on the exploration work programme.” “The contractor will have full marketing and pricing freedom to sell on arm’s length basis. Discovery of prices will be on the basis of transparent and competitive bidding. No exports will be allowed. There will be no allocation by Government,” the notification said. The Contractor will have liberal freedom to transfer/exit the block provided work programme has been adhered to. However, a suitable penalty mechanism will be devised for non-completion of the work programme. The notification said that in case of the existing contracts, marketing and pricing freedom to sell on arm’s length basis through competitive bidding will be permitted to those new gas discoveries whose Field Development Plan (FDP) will be approved for the first time after the date of issuance of the new policy. In case of nomination fields given to national oil companies, marketing and pricing freedom will be provided subject to the condition that FDP for new gas discoveries is approved by DGH. “To incentivise additional gas production from Administered Price Mechanism (APM) fields, reduction in royalty by 10 per cent of the applicable royalty will be granted on the additional production over and above Business As Usual (BAU) scenario. BAU scenario will be approved by DGH on third-party evaluation,” it said. Existing contracts already having marketing and pricing freedom would continue on the existing terms.last_img read more

Chinas first lunar rover lands on moon

first_imgBEIJING – China becomes the third country, after the US and Soviet Union, to deploy a rover onto the moon since 1976.China’s first lunar rover, the Jade Rabbit, landed on the moon on Sunday and sent the first images taken after departing from the Chang’e-3 probe.The 140 kilogram six-wheeled vehicle embarked on the moon’s surface at around 4:35 in the morning, the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center announced.China has become the third country, after the US and Soviet Union, to deploy a rover onto the moon since 1976.The Jade Rabbit’s deployment was recorded by the Chang’e-3 camera and transmitted to the earth. The Jade Rabbit and Chang’e-3 will pursue separate scientific discoveries.The Jade Rabbit will cover a five square kilometer area in 90 days to record scientific observation on surface materials, natural resources and the geological structure. The Chang’e-3 spacecraft will meanwhile undertake yearlong field inspections in its landing area.The Chang’e-3 made a soft landing on the moon Saturday at 21:00 local time.last_img read more

Haitian Presidentelect visits UN Annan and Council Members pledge support

With many of its members represented by Government ministers, the United Nations Security Council, along with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, called for sustained international support to the efforts of Haitian President-elect René Préval to fight instability and poverty in his country, as they warmly welcomed him to their midst.“We must all reinforce President-elect Préval’s efforts to encourage broad political reconciliation,” Mr. Annan said. “Haiti’s institutions of governance require generous support. So do the people of Haiti, who everyday endure a level of hardship and insecurity that is unacceptable, and also incompatible with the stability of the country.”A statement read out by Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana of Argentina, its March President, the Council encouraged all countries that have contributed police and troop contingents to remain engaged in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).It also underlined the need for Haiti to proceed with a thorough and comprehensive reform of its national police and its justice system.Towards reducing extreme poverty and instability, the Council reiterated the need for quick implementation of highly-visible and labour-intensive projects that deliver social services and called for donors to reassess their priorities in a targeted way, working closely with the Government and MINUSTAH.The Council urged the transitional Government in Haiti, with support from the international community, to ensure the continued credibility of the electoral process in second round of parliamentary elections on 21 April, which will allow the prompt inauguration of Mr. Préval.For his part, Mr. Préval praised the work of MINUSTAH and the international community in the lead-up to the January elections, and pledged to work with them to create a climate for sane, democratic and participative governance.“It’s an opportunity for me to see the interest that the international community has in Haiti,” he said of the Council meeting afterwards at a press conference. “Thirty-five people took the floor in the chamber.”He said it was most important, during the relative calm that has ensued after the elections, that, with the help of the international community, disarmament and reintegration take place and constitutionally-required institutions are created along with a climate conducive to attracting private investment and other partnership. read more

Citing serious protection gaps UN refugee agency assists traumatized populations in northern

“The authorities and some aid agencies have distributed food but on an irregular basis and it is vital that distributions be stepped up and made more regular,” stated the spokesperson. The UN refugee agency stressed that it is currently working on finding a new site for displaced people as well as preparing to deliver relief items such as mattresses, mats, solar lanterns, cooking supplies, mosquito nets, jerry cans, slippers, female hygiene materials, soap, and detergent, to the vulnerable families in Monguno. Mr. Spindler underscored the importance of providing more humanitarian aid to the people of Nigeria. “Even though several agencies are providing life-saving treatment, malnutrition remains rampant in Monguno and other newly accessible areas,” with children suffering from severe malnutrition, he added. Due to the ongoing insecurity, and presence of land mines in villages and fields, many inhabitants are unlikely to return home. UNHCR is working with the authorities and other aid agencies to help them develop a new site in Monguno to improve the accommodations. In the past two years, nearly 1.88 million people fled Boko Haram violence, while 2 million people have been forcibly displaced in Nigeria, the UNHCR reported. According to UNHCR, Nigerian military operations earlier in 2016 in the country’s north-east pushed Boko Haram out of a sweep of some major towns, such as Monguno, 140 kilometres north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, and freeing tens of thousands of people from the insurgents’ rule. UNHCR takes notes from a displaced woman in Kuya camp, Monguno, Nigeria. Many families are headed by women because their husbands have been killed by Boko Haram or have disappeared. Photo: UNHCR/Hélène Caux Reporting the initial findings of staff who had been conducting screenings in the past fortnight on needs and vulnerability in newly accessible areas of crisis-torn Borno state, William Spindler, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva that the agency’s team and partners had been interviewing community leaders and individuals about their situation in several towns in the region, including Monguno, Bama, Damboa, Dikwa, Konduga, Mafa, Magumeri and Shani. He said they had detected a “high level of vulnerability among people displaced by Boko Haram with nearly every family affected by very worrying protection issues and that some of these people live in fear that the insurgency group could attack them again.” Indeed, the agency uncovered a similar pattern of vulnerability throughout the assessment: children being sent on to the streets to beg for food and money; many people without a safe to sleep, with some camping in dilapidated schools; mothers whose husbands were kidnapped or who have disappeared have been left to care for as many as 10 children alone in places where they struggle to work or earn money. More than 60,000 people living in Monguno area were relocated to nine other sites as the military operations continue to take place in the northern part of Borno state in the effort to oust Boko Haram. In Kuya site, there is a great need of regular supplies of aid, as 7,500 people are living in dilapidated school buildings and makeshift shelters, and experience major food shortages, said Mr. Spindler. read more

NFL Today Week 13

SCOREBOARDMonday, Dec. 3.Washington at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m. Colt McCoy makes his second start in a row for the Redskins (6-5) since replacing the injured Alex Smith. He had 268 yards passing, two TDs and three INTs last week. Carson Wentz and the defending Super Bowl-champion Eagles (5-6) are a victory away from heading to Dallas next week for a first-place showdown in the NFC East.___STARSPassing— Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs, passed for 295 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Kansas City’s 40-33 victory at Oakland.— Russell Wilson, Seahawks, threw three first-half touchdowns on just four completions and finished with four TD passes in Seattle’s 43-16 rout of San Francisco.— Jameis Winston, Buccaneers, passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tampa Bay past Carolina 24-17.— Tom Brady, Patriots, threw for 311 yards and a touchdown and New England beat Minnesota 24-10.— Nick Mullens, 49ers, had 414 yards passing with two touchdowns and an interception in San Francisco’s 43-16 loss.— Derek Carr, Raiders, tossed three TD passes in Oakland’s 40-33 loss to Kansas City.___Rushing— Phillip Lindsay, Broncos, ran for a career-high 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Denver rolled to its third straight victory, 24-10 over Cincinnati.— Todd Gurley, Rams, ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help Los Angeles beat Detroit 30-16 and clinch the NFC West title for a second straight season.— Saquon Barkley, Giants, had 125 yards on 24 carries in New York’s 30-27 overtime win over Chicago.— Josh Allen, Bills, set a franchise record for yards rushing by a quarterback with 135 in Buffalo’s 21-17 loss at Miami.— Christian McCaffrey, Panthers, ran for 106 yards on 10 carries and had nine catches for 55 yards with a touchdown in Carolina’s 24-17 loss at Tampa Bay.___Receiving— Travis Kelce, Chiefs, caught 12 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 40-33 win at Oakland.— Tarik Cohen, Bears, had 12 catches for 156 yards and the running back also threw a touchdown pass in Chicago’s 30-27 overtime loss to the New York Giants.— Dante Pettis, 49ers, caught two touchdown passes and finished with five catches for 129 yards in Seattle’s 43-16 loss at Seattle.— Chris Godwin, Buccaneers, had five receptions for 101 yards and a TD in Tampa Bay’s 24-17 victory over Carolina.— Jordy Nelson and Jared Cook, Raiders. Nelson caught 10 passes for 97 yards and Cook had seven receptions for 100 yards and a TD in Oakland’s 40-33 loss to Kansas City.___Special Teams— Aldrick Rosas, Giants, kicked a 44-yard field goal in overtime and New York beat NFC North-leading Chicago 30-27, snapping the Bears’ five-game winning streak.— Zane Gonzalez, Cardinals, booted a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left to lift the Cardinals past Green Bay 20-17.— Kevin Pierre-Louis and Henry Anderson, Jets. Pierre-Louis blocked a punt in the second quarter of New York’s 26-22 loss at Tennessee, and Henry Anderson blocked an extra-point attempt.— Ka’imi Fairbairn, Texans, had five field goals and two extra points in Houston’s 29-13 win over Cleveland.___Defence— Andrew Adams, Buccaneers, tied a franchise record by having three of Tampa Bay’s four interceptions of Cam Newton in a 24-17 win over Carolina.— Bobby Wagner, Seahawks, capped a blowout with a franchise-record 98-yard interception return for a touchdown in Seattle’s 43-16 victory over San Francisco.— Denico Autry, Colts, had three sacks and two forced fumbles in Indianapolis’ 6-0 loss to Jacksonville.— B.J. Hill and Alec Ogletree, Giants. Hill had three sacks and Ogletree intercepted two passes, scoring on an 8-yard return on the second play from scrimmage, in New York’s 30-27 overtime win over Chicago.— Aaron Donald, Rams, had two sacks and a forced fumble in Los Angeles’ 30-16 win at Detroit.— Tavon Young, Ravens, scooped up a fumble and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in Baltimore’s 26-16 victory at Atlanta.— Zach Cunningham, Texans, grabbed his first career interception and ran 38 yards for a touchdown in Houston’s 29-13 win over Cleveland.— Vic Beasley Jr., Falcons, scored on a 74-yard fumble return in Atlanta’s 26-16 loss to Baltimore.___MILESTONESTom Brady completed 24 of 32 passes in New England’s 24-10 win over Minnesota and has 579 touchdown throws, including the playoffs, tying him with Peyton Manning for the most all time. He also has 508 regular-season TD passes, which ties him with Brett Favre on the career list. Manning is first with 539 and Drew Brees has 518. … Bill Belichick earned his 250th victory, including playoffs, as Patriots coach. … Los Angeles receiver Brandin Cooks became the first player in NFL history with 1,000 yards receiving in three straight years with three different franchises. He surpassed 1,000 last year with New England and in 2016 with New Orleans. Cooks also had a 1,000-yard season with the Saints in 2015. … Larry Fitzgerald had three catches in Arizona’s 20-17 win at Green Bay, giving him 1,281 for his career and matching Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for the most in NFL history with one team. … Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston threw two touchdown passes in a 24-17 win over Carolina to move ahead of Josh Freeman as the franchise’s career leader with 81. … Buffalo rookie Josh Allen ran for 135 yards in a 21-17 loss at Miami, setting a franchise record for yards rushing by a quarterback. … The Giants’ Saquon Barkley has 954 rushing yards this season, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Tuffy Leemans (830 in 1936) for the most by a rookie in franchise history.___STREAKS & STATSHouston extended its franchise-record winning streak to nine games with a 29-13 victory over Cleveland. … New England clinched its 18th straight winning season. It’s the second-longest streak in NFL history. The record is held by Dallas at 20 seasons from 1966-85. … Baltimore held Atlanta to just 131 total yards in its third straight win, 26-16. It was Atlanta’s worst offensive showing since a 105-yard effort against San Francisco on Dec. 12, 1999. Matt Ryan was 16 of 26 for 131 yards, the fewest passing yards in a game he played from start to finish in his 11-year career. … Carolina’s Cam Newton has thrown at least two TD passes in 11 straight games, a franchise record. … Miami beat Buffalo 21-17 despite being outgained 415-175. … Jacksonville stopped a seven-game slide with a 6-0 win over Indianapolis, and snapped the Colts’ five-game winning streak. It was the Jaguars’ seventh shutout in franchise history and first at home since beating the New York Jets 41-0 in 2006. … New England’s Tom Brady improved to 5-0 against Minnesota, one of five teams (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Tampa Bay) he has a perfect regular-season record against.___CLINCHEDThe Los Angeles Rams (11-1) beat Detroit 30-16 to win the NFC West title for the second straight season and move a step closer to earning home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. They took a one-game lead over New Orleans after the Saints lost to Dallas on Thursday night. It’s a cushion Los Angeles needs because its only loss was against the Saints last month. The Rams have won consecutive division titles for the first time since the 1978-79 seasons.___SENT PACKINGThe Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy and made offensive co-ordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. The move announced by team president Mark Murphy came after a stunning 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, dropping Green Bay to 4-7-1. McCarthy was in his 13th season as coach. The Packers won the Super Bowl under McCarthy in the 2010 season. He finishes with a record of 125-77-2.___SELECT COMPANYKansas City’s Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 41 touchdown passes, joining Peyton Manning (44 in 2004 and 41 in 2013) and Tom Brady (41 in 2007) as the only quarterbacks in league history with at least 40 in their team’s first 12 games of a season. Manning and Brady each were selected Associated Press Most Valuable Players in those seasons. Mahomes has seven games with at least four TD passes this season, the second most in a single season, trailing only Manning (nine games in 2013).___COLD NORTHAll four teams in the NFC North lost Sunday. Division-leading Chicago was upset by the New York Giants 30-27 in overtime, second-place Minnesota fell 24-10 at New England, third-place Green Bay was stunned 20-17 by Arizona; and last-place Detroit dropped its game to the Los Angeles Rams, 30-16.___SEE TOM RUNTom Brady reached another milestone in New England’s 24-10 win over Minnesota: 1,000 yards rushing in his career. He hit the mark on a 5-yard scramble in the first quarter. He slid to a stop, popped to his knee and signalled for a first down. Never considered much of a mobile quarterback, it took Brady 19 years and 265 games to reach the milestone — the most by a player since the merger. At 41, he is also the oldest player to reach 1,000 career rushing yards since 1970.___BIG MACCarolina’s Christian McCaffrey ran for 106 yards on 10 carries and had nine catches for 55 yards with a touchdown in the Panthers’ 24-17 loss at Tampa Bay. He’s the first player in NFL history to record at least 50 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in five consecutive games.___NO JOSHIN’Buffalo rookie quarterback Josh Allen threw for 231 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 135 yards — a franchise record for a QB — in the Bills’ 21-17 loss at Miami. He became the fourth player in NFL history with at least two touchdown passes and 125 or more yards rushing in a game, joining Walter Payton (1983 at New Orleans), Tobin Rote (1951 at Detroit) and Michael Vick (2010 at the New York Giants).___SLOPPYCincinnati was penalized eight times in the first half of its 24-10 loss to Denver, its most in an opening half since 2009. The Bengals finished with 12 penalties for 100 yards. … The New York Jets were flagged 11 times for 96 yards in their 26-22 defeat at Tennessee, including three times on the Titans’ final drive with one offsetting. The Titans, who came in as the NFL’s least-penalized team, had eight for 75 yards.___IT’S TRICKY!Chicago forced overtime in its 30-27 loss to the New York Giants on a 1-yard touchdown pass from halfback Tarik Cohen to Anthony Miller as time expired in the fourth quarter. Earlier in the game, Bears nose tackle Akiem Hicks dived over the goal line on fourth down from 1 yard on a play reminiscent of William “Refrigerator” Perry in Chicago’s glory days in the mid-1980s. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had some trickery of his own, throwing a 49-yard touchdown pass to Russell Shepard. Beckham, who also threw a 57-yard touchdown pass and had a 33-yard touchdown catch against Carolina in Week 5, is the first player since 1924 to record multiple games with a TD pass and TD catch in a single season.___BAKER’S BROWNOUTCleveland’s Baker Mayfield, the top overall pick in this year’s draft, had his worst game of the season, throwing three interceptions in the Browns’ 29-13 loss to Houston. It was the first time since he was a freshman at Texas Tech in 2013 that he had three passes picked off. He entered the game having thrown nine touchdown passes with just one interception in the past three games as the Browns (4-7-1) won consecutive games for the first time since 2014. He finished with 397 yards passing and had a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after throwing a career-best four in a win over the Bengals last week.___WINNING FEELINGJacksonville’s Cody Kessler, who replaced the benched Blake Bortles this week, completed 18 of 24 passes for 150 yards in the Jaguars’ 6-0 victory over Indianapolis — his first win in nine career starts. Kessler was sacked three times but played turnover-free football — barely. He had one interception dropped and managed to wrestle away a fumble of his own. He also was evaluated for a concussion early in the game but returned.___SIDELINEDCincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green returned after missing three games with an injured toe on his right foot, but he lasted only one quarter in the Bengals’ 24-10 loss to Denver. Green reinjured the foot while running a route and came off the field for perhaps the last time this season, slamming his helmet on the ground before leaving on a cart. … Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr. broke his lower right leg in the first quarter of the Broncos’ win. It’s unclear how long he’ll be sidelined with a cracked bone in his lower leg. He’ll have more tests in Denver on Monday. … Carolina tight end Greg Olsen limped off after reinjuring his right foot in the second quarter of the Panthers’ 24-17 loss at Tampa Bay. Olsen said he ruptured his plantar fascia. It’s his third injury to the same foot. … Arizona left guard Mike Iupati was carted off the field in the third quarter with a knee injury against Green Bay. … Cleveland rookie cornerback Denzel Ward left in the first half against Houston with a concussion.___SPEAKING“I was on the couch a year ago, so this is a lot better. I was in a lot of pain. So it’s good for us to be winning … This is what it’s supposed to feel like. Honestly, this is how you dream it up.” — Houston’s J.J. Watt after the Texans extended their franchise record with a ninth straight win. Watt missed the last 11 games of last season with a broken leg.___“He’s a bad boy. For him to be so young, running the ball, throwing the ball, he wants that moment of greatness. Fourth quarter being down, needing a touchdown, it’s scary to see him grow from weeks and months ago.” — Buffalo’s LeSean McCoy on Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who set a franchise record for QBs with 135 yards rushing in a 21-17 loss at Miami.___“He’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.” Rams quarterback Jared Goff on teammate Aaron Donald, who has an NFL-high 16 1/2 sacks this season after two more in Los Angeles’ 30-16 win at Detroit.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

Brionte Dunn dismissed from Ohio State football team for rules violation

Then-redshirt sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Lantern file photoRedshirt senior running back Bri’onte Dunn has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team, the team announced on Monday night.In a statement from coach Urban Meyer, he said that Dunn had been dismissed due to a “violation of team rules.” Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch reported that a protection order had been filed on Monday against Dunn by a woman believed to be his girlfriend. He was entering his final season of eligibility.Dunn was expected to compete for the starting running back job with redshirt freshman Mike Weber.Mostly entering the game after the outcome was all but final, Dunn played 11 games as a true freshman in 2012 totaling 133 yards rushing and scoring twice. He redshirted in 2013 and played just eight games on the national championship team in 2014, where he was handed the ball nine times for a total of 63 yards.Last season, Dunn played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams, carrying the ball 14 times for 91 yards.Now with Dunn effectively out of contention for replacing Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, Weber is in line to be the starter in the backfield. Junior H-back Curtis Samuel or true freshman Antonio Williams could see second-string duties in 2016.Ohio State opens the season on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green. Kickoff is set for noon at Ohio Stadium.7/18 Editor’s Note: Updated with information about protection order against Dunn. read more

Millionaire asks partner of 30 years to stay on as housekeeper after

first_imgA MILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN in London couldn’t understand why, after he moved a younger woman into their home, his partner of thirty years ‘became aggressive’ when he asked her to stay on as a housekeeper.The Independent reports that the man told the Family Division of the High Court in London that he was surprised by his former wife’s negative reaction.According to The Telegraph,  the two had been married from the late 1970s before divorcing in the 1990s, but continued living in the same home, treating their divorce as ‘just a piece of paper’.The court heard: The husband installed the other woman – and her 12-year-old daughter – into the marital home. The husband told (his partner) he was not intending her to vacate, and would she remain as some sort of housekeeper?The court eventually ruled in favour of the man’s former partner, saying that she was entitled to an award of more than six million pounds, approximately half of the man’s financial assets.8 depressing meals that will make you feel better about your solo cooking>This 999 call from Manchester is your actual worst shopping nightmare>last_img read more

Googlefunded security report slams Firefox

first_imgCompanies who develop web browsers tend to share common goals: browsers have to be fast, standards compliant, stable, and secure. Being able to prove that your browser is el numero uno in any of those aspects makes it that much more attractive to end users.Google has done its fair share of trumpeting for Chrome, and rightly so. Chrome is all of those things, and its security in particular has been proven more than once at the Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver. Recently, Google contracted IT security firm Accuvant Labs to show how the major browsers stacked up when it came to their socially-engineered malware defense kung fu.Ultimately, Accuvant ranked Chrome first overall — and Firefox at the bottom of the heap. Their findings were interesting for a number of reasons. For one, Firefox and Safari utilize Google’s SafeBrowsing API as part of their defenses. Despite that, both were able to block only about one fifth of the malware samples that Chrome could. According to NSS Labs, it looks like Google is holding back something to give Chrome the upper hand — though that’s certainly their right, if not a tad underhanded.NSS also notes that security related features in other browsers were disabled or ignored, such as Firefox’s frame poisoning protection and Internet Explorer’s SmartScreen filter. Furthermore, malware samples used during the tests were gleaned from public lists. Not only did that choice give Google an obvious leg up on the competition, but it also downplays the importance of the more adaptive, proactive defenses in other browsers like IE9 that are designed to handle previously unknown threats — and not just those that have been added to a blacklist.Commissioned studies like the Google/Accuvant one are nothing new, but it’s important to remember that there’s always the chance that outside influence could be exerted (either intentionally or unintentionally) upon the folks performing the analysis.Bottom line: Firefox users, don’t fret. You’re still using a very secure browser.More at NSS Labs or read the original Accuvant report (PDF)last_img read more

Laywood filament lets you 3D print with wood

first_img3D printing technology continues to take leaps forward. The latest development is a new filament that uses wood as its primary ingredient. Called “Laywood,” the new extrusion material allows you to print objects that both look and smell like wood when finished, which opens up another avenue of creativity when using a RepRap or other similar 3D printer.Made in Germany, Laywood as a filament is made from 40% recycled wood that is combined with polymer binders allowing it to be melted and extruded like all of the other commercially available 3D filaments on the market today. In addition to smelling and feeling like wood, the new filament also has the ability to change its color shade depending on the temperature of your extrusion head. By varying how hot the head becomes, you can create interesting gradient effects from dark to light to give your final product that natural glow.Besides the obvious application of creating natural looking objects, Laywood has some other benefits to those of you who work with 3D printers. Namely, it doesn’t warp at all during or after the process, doesn’t experience shrinkage, and doesn’t require a heated bed while printing an object.Right now the cost of the filament is a bit steep, which is to be expected. You can get your hands on roughly 17.5 ounces of the wooden extrusion material for about $20, which makes the idea of printing a rocking chair entirely out of this new material an expensive undertaking. The price is expected to come down however as Laywood becomes more popular.Read more at the German RepRap page, via Hackadaylast_img read more

Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI

first_img Follow us: Thursday 9 Feb 2017, 10:11 PM Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO Feb 9th 2017, 10:11 PM Sarah Keane elected as the new president of the OCI The CEO of Swim Ireland will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who replaced Pat Hickey last summer. 23 Comments Speaking afterwards, O’Byrne expressed his disappointment at being beaten. Source: Team Ireland/Twitter SARAH KEANE, CEO of Swim Ireland, has been elected as the new president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI).Keane, who is currently serving as the CEO of Swim Ireland, will take over from acting president Willie O’Brien, who ran against her in the election, after leading the OCI since last August when former president Pat Hickey left the post.Keane also defeated former CEO of the FAI and current CEO of Basketball Ireland, Bernard O’Byrne, in a vote that took place in the Conrad Hotel in Dublin this evening.Keane said after the election that she felt “humbled and privileged to have been elected as President of the OCI” and that she looks forward to having an “athlete centred approach” in all that the organisation does. 32,979 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO Voting for OCI President break down. Sarah Keane 29 -ELECTED Willie O’Brien 12 Bernard O’Byrne 2— Team Ireland (@TeamIreland) February 9, 2017 By Eoin Lúc Ó Ceallaigh “I am disappointed that I have not been voted into the role at this evening’s EGM. The OCI is an organization that has been calling out for change for a number of years, and I am disappointed that I will not be involved in that change as we move towards Tokyo 2020.”He also wished Sarah Keane “all the best in the new role”.Keane took charge of Swim Ireland 10 years ago and has also been a member of the OCI board for a number of years.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Park it! ‘We made mistakes on the pitch, nothing to do with the bus’We’ll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, Ireland drop in Fifa rankings and today’s sport Share24 Tweet Email1 Short URLlast_img read more

Google un nouveau design en attendant Caffeine découvrez les images

first_imgGoogle : un nouveau design en attendant Caffeine, découvrez les imagesMonde – C’est un nouveau Google, plus coloré, qui est en cours de déploiement dans trente-sept langues. Une nouveauté assez limitée au final, alors que Caffeine se fait désirer. Vitesse d’indexation des résultats de recherche améliorée, pertinence accrue et index plus imposant font partie des nouveautés que doit apporter Caffeine, le Google nouvelle génération dont la firme de Mountain View a révélé l’existence il y a un peu moins d’un an. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?En attendant cette restructuration en profondeur, Google s’offre un petit changement de look. “Alors que nous procédons constamment à de petits changements et mises à jour, les nouveautés d’aujourd’hui mettent en avant les dernières évolutions dans notre technologie de recherche. Il est plus simple que jamais de trouver exactement ce que vous recherchez” expliquait ainsi Marissa Mayer, vice-présidente produits de recherche et services aux utilisateurs chez Google à nos confrères de Génération NT. Le résultat est un Google plus coloré, plus dynamique, et qui intègre davantage les réseaux sociaux (Twitter et Facebook) à son quotidien via la colonne de gauche.Pour découvrir ce nouveau design en images : 6 mai 2010 à 12:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une version 20 pour Audacity

first_imgUne version 2.0 pour AudacityLe fameux logiciel libre et gratuit Audacity se met enfin à jour après de nombreuses années. Un bonheur pour ceux qui pratiquent la musique assistée par ordinateur.Dérivé d’Audacity 1.3.x, cette seconde version améliore toute une série de points: égalisation, suppression du bruit et de la voix, normalisation du volume… Les pistes et la synchronisation sont également améliorées. Une nouvelle barre d’outils pour les périphériques d’entrée et sortie apparait, ainsi que la récupération automatique du dossier après un malencontreux plantage du logiciel. Audacity supporte désormais le FLAC, le Ffmpeg (pour les fichiers AC3, M4A ou WMA) et il est possible d’importer rapidement du WAV/AIFF.Si vous n’être pas encore équipé, il suffit de se rendre sur ce site, pour pouvoir télécharger gratuitement le logiciel.Le 18 mars 2012 à 15:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Portia Doubleday on passing notes and Angelas repressed emotion on Mr Robot

first_img“There’s something to be said about how dangerous these affirmations are.” @PortiaDd on Angela in season_2.0. #MrRobotSDCC— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) July 22, 2016But the real questions may be about Angela’s past. We know the broad strokes, but Doubleday says there are a lot of feelings being shoved down right now. What is she repressing? That’s where the story really is for her this season.She also disclosed that there are several things coming up for Angela. “Things just keep getting slammed her way,” she offered before going on to say there wasn’t much more she could say but rounded it out with “The ending is totally insane…everyone on the show goes through massive changes”.Like Malek, Doubleday has been diving into the fan theories and trying to figure things out, including note passing during the table readings and all sorts of ideas and theories have been discussed and even run by Esmail. However, she also cautioned that, whenever people think they have it figured out, things change. If you think you know where things are going, here’s something to keep in mind –– four of the actors, people who know the show and the characters intimately, all had their own guesses.All of them were wrong.Not that she’s stopped guessing. She recently read the “scarf on the door” theory. If you haven’t heard it, there ya go. The first question Portia Doubleday got when she sat down at our press table at SDCC was “What’s coming up for Angela?”.After joking that she couldn’t tell us, she went on to say that Angela’s quite different this season than she was in the first season and I think the most interesting elements are this idea of brainwash.Doubleday made a commitment to really diving deep this season into the implications of her mother’s death and going to work for E-Corp a.k.a the company that’s responsible for that death and the following cover-up. Guilt and shame are something Angela is living with on a daily basis and Doubleday eschews the idea that Angela “drank the Kool-Aid” or that she’s evil. Instead, she thinks of it as doing what Terry Colby suggested…getting into the company and working her way up to a position where she can effect a change within the company.She’s also looking into the idea of what happens when you finally get power and control. “There’s something very lucrative about it…so there’s that fine line that people relate to.”Asked about Angela’s new affirmations, she described working on them at home so she could see what the experience was. She admitted that they did lift her mood and made her wonder why Angela needs to do them so desperately. I find that answer even more interesting after seeing this tweet during the panel.last_img read more

Emery secures first signing as Yacine Adli rejects lucrative PSG deal

first_imgArsenal will soon announce the first signing of Unai Emery’s reign after PSG sensation Yacine Adli agreed to join the club, according to reports in France via Metro Uk.The 17-year-old playing style has been compared to Adrien Rabiot and is one of the Ligue 1 champions’ highest rated youngsters. The club previously persuaded him to stay but L’Equipe report that Adli rejected a very lucrative terms to remain in Paris and has instead agreed to join Arsenal. They are to pay certain compensation fee for his release.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…While we wait for the official announcement from the club shortly, Adli will become ex-PSG boss Emery’s first signing for Arsenal, with the Spanish coach aware that his contract was expiring this summer.Adli also starred for PSG’s youth teams for many seasons, but Emery was ready to promise the game time that the French side could not to swing the deal.last_img read more

3 teenage boys held over bank official murder

first_imgMembers of Police Bureau of Investigation in a drive detained three teenage boys from different areas of the city in connection with murder of bank official Sajal Nandi.The detainees are Chiku, Joy and Prateek, all aged between 16-18.Sadwip Kumar Dash, inspector of PBI, said the three detainees are friends of the victim’s son. Among them, Joy passed the HSC examination from a college in the city and Chiku and Prateek are school students.On 27 May, police recovered throat-silt body of Sajal, 48, cash officer of Rupali Bank, from his residence at Dhoppur area under Bandar police station of the city.Later, his elder brother Swapan Nandi filed a case.last_img

South Africas struggling ANC elects Ramaphosa as new head

first_imgCyril Ramaphosa.Photo:ReutersSouth African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected head of the ruling ANC party Monday, winning a bruising race that exposed rifts within the organisation that led the fight against apartheid.Thousands of raucous Ramaphosa supporters sang and chanted in the conference hall as rival backers of defeated candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appeared dejected.Ramaphosa won 2,440 votes to Dlamini-Zuma’s 2,261.”We declare comrade Cyril Ramaphosa the new president of the African National Congress,” an official told party delegates in Johannesburg.The victory puts Ramaphosa in line to succeed President Jacob Zuma, whose reign has been plagued by corruption scandals, economic slowdown and growing anger at the once-omnipotent party.The vote was a long and acrimonious process. Delegates who had travelled from around South Africa cast their ballots after repeated delays caused by disputes over who was entitled to vote.President Zuma was seen as backing Dlamini-Zuma, allegedly to secure protection from prosecution on graft charges after he leaves office.But his loyalists did win senior positions in the vote, including David Mabuza as party deputy chief, meaning Ramaphosa is likely to face strong internal opposition to his pro-business reform agenda.President Zuma stepped down as party chief at the conference but could remain as head of state until the 2019 election.”I hope you will cooperate with the new leadership… as we move to the 2019 elections,” Baleka Mbete, party chairwoman, told delegates.- Falling public support -The ANC, which has ruled since 1994 when Nelson Mandela won the first multi-racial vote, could struggle to retain its grip on power in the next election due to falling public support.”The party will decide if Zuma goes (before the 2019 election),” Mzwandile Mkhwanazi, a delegate from KwaZulu-Natal province, told AFP.”Ramaphosa’s victory is good for the country. We need a stable country, a president able to fight corruption. We think he is up to the task.”Ramaphosa, 65, is a former trade unionist leader who led talks to end white-minority rule in the early 1990s and then became a multi-millionaire businessman before returning to politics.He is often accused of failing to confront Zuma while serving as his deputy since 2014.Dlamini-Zuma was head of the African Union commission until earlier this year and a former interior, foreign affairs and health minister.She had four children with Zuma before divorcing in 1998.”I believe Ramaphosa will work to bring back the principles of liberal politics in the party,” Amanda Gouws, politics professor at Stellenbosch University, told AFP.”The outcome of the vote was not easy to call. What is at stake here is unity — the new leaders need to forge unity and rebuild the image of the party.”Allegations swirled of delegates being targeted with bribes, but ANC spokesman Khusela Sangoni told reporters that the process had proceeded “smoothly”.”I’m bowing out very happy because I think… I made my contribution,” President Zuma said on Monday as he walked through the vast conference centre hosting the five-day event.Soaring unemployment and state corruption have fuelled frustration at the ANC among millions of poor black South Africans who face dire housing, inadequate education and continuing racial inequality.Party veteran Zikalala Snuki told AFP: “It’s democracy. We are happy that we managed to elect the top leadership.”We have Ramaphosa, who may be able to steer the ship in the right direction.”The opposition Democratic Alliance party said that the ANC was “held together only by the glue of patronage and corruption, and Cyril Ramaphosa is just a new face to the same old ANC.”last_img read more

The New Lego Guardians Of The Galaxy Sets Are Out Of This

first_img You’ll have to wait three more months before seeing Peter Quill, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax team up again. In the meantime, enjoy their awesome new Lego sets!Thanks to the Lego enthusiast community over at Eurobricks, we’ve gotten an early look at three of the larger Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sets they’ll be releasing.The smallest of the three — and the only one so far that includes a new Rocket Raccoon minifig — is Ravager Attack. In addition to Rocket, the set also comes with Taserface (played by Chris Sullivan in the new movie) and Mantis (who was at one time listed as the 99th sexiest lady in comics by Comics Buyer’s Guide).Also included: a functional stud-blasting minigun.Next up is Ayesha’s Revenge. It’s a mid-sized set that scores you yet another Chris Pratt minifig for your collection as well as the scarlet-mohawked Yondu and Ayesha Herself. Get it? Her? It’s an alias thing.Last but certainly not least is The Milano vs. The Abilisk. This is the marquee attraction of the new Lego Guardians sets, featuring an overhauled version of the team’s ship — which of course is receiving mixed reviews from fans.It’s a good-sized build. The Milano has room for four minifigs… say, maybe Star-Lord, Gamorra, Drax, and Rocket (who you’ll have to acquire elsewhere). You can probably shove Baby Groot in somewhere, too. It’s not like he takes up much space.There will no doubt be additional sets. It’s unlikely that Lego wouldn’t offer some smaller, impulse buy-type sets to capitalize on the launch of a new Marvel film. And now, here they are in all their glory!View as: One Page Slides1. The Milano vs. The AbiliskImage: LegoAll good super hero movies need a good villain. For Guardians Vol. 2, that’s the Abillisk: a pink, fleshy, multi-tentacled interdimensional nightmare. It’s probably nothing the Guardians and The Milano can’t handle… Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Baby Groot, and Nebula minifigs are included.2. The Milano vs. The AbiliskImage: LegoThe movie version of The Abilisk will be a whole lot bigger and more disturbing, but hey, kids play with these things.3. Ayesha’s RevengeImage: Lego4. Ayesha’s RevengeImage: LegoAyesha has made appearances in the Marvel Universe under a number of different names — Her, Kismet, Paragon. In this set, she joins Star-Lord, Groot, and Yondu for a bit of… well… revenge, obviously.5. Ravager AttackImage: LegoThe smallest of the leaked Guardians Vol. 2 sets, this one finally includes Rocket… as well as that handsome devil Taserface and the “99th sexiest woman in comics,” Mantis. 6. Ravager AttackImage: Lego This Life-Sized Captain Marvel Model Is Built From 17,000 Lego Bricks’The Lego Movie 2′ Trailer is Here and It’s an Intergalactic Dream Stay on targetlast_img read more

Wearable Taps Into Tendons To Measure Human Movement

first_img I am not an athlete by any stretch of the imagination. But as someone who struggles with chronic back pain, I understand the perils of pushing an injured body too hard.So does a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, which developed technology that could one day recognize when your tendons are revived and ready for action.Their new approach, in the form of a wearable device, noninvasively measures tendon tension while a user is engaged in activities like walking or running.AdChoices广告Muscles generate movement at joints by pulling on tendons—bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone, which are subject to various types of injury. Forget to stretch before exercising or spend too many hours on the tennis court and the sinews may become inflamed, deteriorate, or weaken, eventually leading to tendon rupture.And no one wants that.“Currently, wearables can measure our movement, but do not provide information on the muscle forces that generate the movement,” study leader Darryl Thelen said in a statement.In collaboration with graduate student Jack Martin, the mechanical engineering professor developed a simple device that mounts on the skin over a tendon.The portable prototype lightly taps the collagen band 50 times per second; each tap initiates a wave in the tendon, and two miniature accelerometers determine how quickly it travels.“We’ve found a way to measure the vibrational characteristics—in this case, the speed of a shear wave traveling along a tendon,” according to Thelen. “And then we went further and determined how we can interpret this measurement to find the tensile stress within the tendon.”The wearable includes a mechanical device that lightly taps the tendon 50 times per second (via Renee Meiller/University of Wisconsin-Madison)Early experiments measured forces on the Achilles, patellar, and hamstring tendons.Researchers hope their system can one day help to plan more effective treatments for patients suffering musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. This technique, as described by a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, could apply to fields including orthopedics, rehabilitation, ergonomics, and sports.“We think the potential of this new technology is high, both from a basic science standpoint and for clinical applications,” Thelen said. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Next-Gen Google Glass Wearable Ready For BusinessCan Smart PJs Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep? center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more