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Wilmington Man Suffers LifeThreatening Injuries In Connecticut Crash
Wilmington Man Suffers LifeThreatening Injuries In Connecticut Crash

first_imgMANCHESTER, CT — 59-year-old Mark Geanakakis, of Wilmington, suffered life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle car accident on Interstate 84 in Connecticut during the early morning of Saturday, August 3, 2019.According to Connecticut State Police, Geanakakis was driving east on I-84, near Exit 63, around 2:50am on Saturday when his SUV was struck from behind by another SUV driven by 37-year-old Jermaine Clark, of East Hartford.Geanakakis was ejected from his vehicle, which rolled over and caught fire.Geanakakis suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.Clark suffered minor injuries and was evaluated on scene by emergency personnel.The accident remains under investigation.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Man Injured In Fatal Car Crash In WoburnIn “Police Log”REPORTS: Wilmington Man Killed In Crane Accident In New HampshireIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 29: Car vs. Pole; Raccoon ConcernsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Sundarban robber gang leader killed in coup
Sundarban robber gang leader killed in coup

first_imgThe ringleader of a gang of forest robbers was killed in an internal clash over establishing supremacy in the Sundarbans’ Satkhira range.The deceased is Nur Hossain, the fearsome leader of a feared gang known as Nur Bahini.Shyamnagar police station officer-in-charge Syed Mannan Ali said Nur Hossain was stabbed to death by his fellow robbers in what amounted to a coup.Later locals spotted the body at Chaltebari Khal (canal) area and rushed it to Hariharnagar Bazar.The Shyamnagar OC said on information police recovered the body on Monday from the Bazar. OC added that several stab wounds were found on the body.last_img read more

12 policemen safe in service despite selling 1m yaba pills
12 policemen safe in service despite selling 1m yaba pills

first_imgYaba. File PhotoDespite being found guilty of selling about one million yaba pills, recovered in an anti-drug drive, to drug traders, 12 policemen including an SP and two ASPs remain secure in their positions, found a  Prothom Alo investigation.The police headquaters’ inquiry committee submitted a final report stating the officers were guilty. Eleven of of the accused police officers are serving in Cox’s Bazar and one in Chattogram.Those accused of selling yaba are the inspector Monirul Islam and Sukendra Chandra Sarkar of Cox’s Bazar DB police, sub-inspector Kamal Hossain, Masud Rana and Jabed Alam,  ASI Masud Mia, constable Mobarak Hossain, Rubel and Kefayet Ullah.Cox’s Bazar district police superintendent AKM Iqbal Hossain, Ukhia circle additional police superintendent Chailau Marma and additional superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Afruzul Haque were also accused in the report.The police superintendent has been accused for embezzlement of money from yaba sales. The other two officials were charged with not investigating the case properly and for neglecting their duties.Several police officers on condition of anonymity told Prothom Alo that a team of Cox’s Bazar DB police recovered the huge number of yaba pills from Teknaf on 27 October night in 2017.“The accused are supposed to be dismissed right after such allegations and criminal cases should be filed against them,” they added.Sub-inspector Bashir Ahmed over phone and police inspector Sukendra Chandra Sarkar in person informed police superintendent AKM Iqbal Hossain that around 730,000 pieces of yaba had been recovered at the time.Another SI of DB police Jabed Alam, however, mentioned while filing case in Teknaf police station that only 10,000 pieces yaba were recovered.The investigation, later, found that the officers actually recovered one million pills of which they sold 990,000 pills to drug dealers.  The incident came to light due to the dispute between two police officials, said an official unwilling to disclose his identity.SI Bashir Ahmed filed a complaint with the police headquarters saying one of the accused officers came to his house in Dhaka to offer a bribe to keep silent on the matter. The incident was even published in a daily newspaper at the time.Another team of police found evidence behind the allegations of offering the bribe.Cox’s Bazar district police superintendent AKM Iqbal Hossain told Prothom Alo, “The incident cannot be discussed as it is under investigation by the headquarters. However, as the police super, I can say that I am not involved in any wrongdoing.”Another accused additional police superintendent Chaylau Marma said,”I have not shown any negligence of duty.”The most serious allegation has been brought against the then inspector of DB police Monirul Islam. Monirul is now in charge of the sea beach police outpost.The investigation says, Monirul Islam knew that 990,000 yaba pills were sold. Not only did he seize a refrigerator with 500 yaba earlier and sold it, he is also allegedly using a microbus that he seized as evidence for another case.It is said in the investigation that Monirul sent SI Masud Rana to offer the bribe to Bashir Ahmed.SI Monirul said, “All these happened due to the dispute between two inspectors. One of them betrayed another..”Deputy inspector general (administration) Habibur Rahman told Prothom Alo that he received a copy of the investigation report.“The process of filing charges is underway,” said Habibur Rahman.Asked about what kind of action can be taken against police officers on such allegations, former inspector general of police Nur Mohammad said “The accused must first be dismissed. Action can then be taken according to the investigation report.”last_img read more

Gunmen attack training facility in Afghanistan
Gunmen attack training facility in Afghanistan

first_imgAfghan Security personnel arrive as smoke rises from the site of an attack in Jalalabad on 28 July. Photo: AFPAn hours-long militant attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, police said, as the latest assault in the country was brought to an end by security forces.Nearly 70 people, including students and teachers, were inside the centre in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, at the time of the attack.Nangarhar police chief Ghulam Sanyee Stanikzai told AFP two people — a guard and a driver — were killed and five others wounded.Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani put the casualty toll slightly higher at three dead and eight wounded. Afghan officials often give conflicting tolls in the aftermath of an attack.Some of the people inside the centre escaped while others were taken hostage by the gunmen.”They were freed by the police during the operation,” Stanikzai said.One attacker was wearing a suicide vest and blew himself up, while the other was killed by security forces, Khogyani said.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack, but most of the recent assaults in the city have been carried out by the Islamic State group, which has a stronghold in Nangarhar.The Taliban denied involvement in a WhatsApp message sent to reporters.Provincial health department spokesman Inamullah Miakhil said 48 women from remote districts of the province were enrolled in the two-year midwifery course.The training facility, which is near the centre of Jalalabad in an area where several international organisations and consulates have offices, is funded by the Ministry of Public Health.”We don’t know why the midwife centre came under attack,” Miakhil told AFP, adding all NGOs and government bodies in Jalalabad were at risk.A witness in a nearby department told AFP he heard several explosions and then saw three gunmen enter the street where the midwife centre is located.Some of the security forces earlier appeared to dismantle improvised explosive devices apparently planted in the street by the militants, a witness told AFP.Jalalabad has been the scene of several attacks in recent months that have killed dozens, as US and Afghan forces continue offensive operations against IS and Taliban militants.- Health workers a target -Government buildings are a common target for insurgents, including hospitals and medical facilities.It is not known why the gunmen targeted the midwife training centre. Midwives have been attacked in the past for providing reproductive health services to women, though such attacks appear to be rare.Islamist groups — and many ordinary Afghans — also oppose women working outside the home.While thousands of women have been trained as midwives since the 2001 US-led invasion, Afghanistan still has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.The last major attack in Jalalabad happened on July 11 when gunmen raided an education department compound in the city, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces.At least 11 people were killed in the attack. All were employees of the education department branch and included the director.A suicide bomb attack claimed by IS on a crowd of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in Jalalabad on July 1 killed at least 19 people and wounded 21.The Taliban is Afghanistan’s largest militant group and IS has a relatively small but potent presence, mainly in the east and north of the country.It first emerged in Afghanistan in 2014 and quickly established a stronghold in Nangarhar.Intensified aerial and ground operations against the militants have failed to dislodge them.An unprecedented three-day ceasefire involving Afghan security forces and the Taliban last month did not include IS.The first formal nationwide truce since 2001 was marred by two IS suicide attacks in Nangarhar.While the Afghan government and its foreign backers are seeking to strike a peace deal with the Taliban, US forces have repeatedly said they plan to annihilate IS.last_img read more

20 Million Gift Creates Mental Health Policy Center In Houston
20 Million Gift Creates Mental Health Policy Center In Houston

first_img Davis LandDr. Andy Keller, Dr. Michelle Harper, and Dr. Seema Shah answer questions regarding a Meadows Mental Health Institute report detailing the mental health needs of Harris County children on October 30, 2017.A $20 million gift from two Houston philanthropists — Maureen and Jim Hackett — will create The Hackett Center for Mental Health, a project meant to strengthen access to mental health care for patients in the Houston region. The center will be a part of Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, which operates statewide. The new center, to be located in the Texas Medical Center, will focus specifically on the region surrounding Houston, according to a press release. “It’s transformative in the sense that’s it’s our first program that’s dedicated to a specific region and that is entirely about making that region work well,” Andy Keller, chief executive at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, told Houston Public Media. A recent report from the institute, funded by Houston Endowment, recommends primary care providers move from referring patients to mental health specialists to an “integrated care” model, where mental health care is provided alongside traditional medicine. The Hackett Center for Mental Health, administrators say, will work towards that model.“I really think and have felt and believed for some time that integrated care is the only way to treat health,” said Susan Fordice, director of the new center. “For so long we have really detached the head from the body, and the only thing that makes sense is to reattach the head to the body when it comes to our health,” she said.Fordice said the center will partner with other organizations in Houston and bring together insights from its work in the mental health community to inform state policy.  00:00 /00:53 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

Hogan Secretly Tries to Keep NFL Franchise in Prince Georges County
Hogan Secretly Tries to Keep NFL Franchise in Prince Georges County

first_imgBy Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  mgray@afro.comWith the District of Columbia ready to make a strong run at luring the professional football franchise back to the place it represents, Gov. Larry Hogan appears ready to call a Hail Mary to try and keep the team from leaving the free state.According to MarylandMatters.org – an independent, non-partisan, non-profit website that covers state politics – the Hogan administration reached the parameters of a deal with the U.S. Department of Interior to gain control of land near National Harbor as part of a strategy to keep Washington’s NFL from heading back to D.C.Oxon Cove Park is one of the sites being considered for the new Redskins stadium. (Courtesy Photo)The memorandum of understating involves a 300-acre tract at Oxon Cove Park, which is located inside the Capital Beltway just prior to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. This clandestine deal was reportedly negotiated between Maryland officials in September 2017 but wasn’t made public until a recent story published in The Washington Post.  It also reportedly involves two separate letters from Hogan and former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker sent to President Donald J. Trump to request the Department of Interior transfer the site to the county.Maryland’s new potential home site being eyed for a possible NFL stadium is home to two popular attractions — the Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm – that were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. According to The Post, the city’s lease on the stadium site, with the National Park Service, states the land must be used for “stadium purposes” or “recreational facilities, open space or public outdoor recreation opportunities,” only excluding commercial development.Washington’s NFL franchise has played in front of more empty seats despite a season where they remain in contention for the playoffs. However, despite the efforts of the new aggressive marketing team, they haven’t been able to improve the overall fan experience. Most games are filled with fans of opposing teams who purchase unused season tickets from disgruntled owners choosing not to brave the elements or deal with traffic problems heading into and leaving games.The original configuration has been altered as the team has removed thousands of seats due to declining fan interest. A new generation of fans – without allegiance to days when the franchise was among the NFL’s elite – have grown alienated and are not continuing the legacy of watching games in the stadium. During this dismal era – since Daniel M. Snyder wrestled the franchise away from Jack Kent Cook heirs – the organization confirms there is no longer a waiting list for season tickets.Another suburban Maryland stadium as home for the franchise appears to be a difficult sell for the fan base that has become disillusioned with traveling to FedEx Field, which has become antiquated.  Despite attempts to remodel the facility it remains less than state of the art by standards set by the new generation of stadiums around the NFL. Snyder reportedly commissioned an architect to begin design work on a new stadium that would revive memories of RFK Stadium although the lease at FedEx Field runs through 2027.The Post also reported that the organization and certain congressional leaders are pushing for a provision in a federal budget deal that would enable the club to build a new stadium at the site of the old RFK Stadium in Northeast, D.C.Amelia Chasse, Hogan’s communications director, reportedly said he has met with Snyder at least twice to discuss the Oxon Cove site as an ideal location for a new stadium.  However, elected officials in Prince George’s County feel they’ve been made bystanders on a high-profile project that would have a major impact on area residents.last_img read more

TICO suspends registration of Torontos Millennium Leisure Travels
TICO suspends registration of Torontos Millennium Leisure Travels

first_img Posted by Thursday, September 20, 2018 Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — Consumers have been advised not to purchase travel services from Toronto-based Millennium Leisure Travels Inc., whose registration has been temporarily suspended by TICO.As per a notice posted on its website, TICO made the move after having grounds to believe that the company contravenes the Travel Industry Act, 2002, or the terms of its registration. Clients are advised not to purchase services from Millennium Leisure Travels while its registration with TICO is suspended.As soon as the status of the suspension is either lifted or the registration is revoked, TICO will advise the public with an update on its website.According to TICO, Millennium Leisure Travels has the right of appeal to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which will then determine whether the registration should be revoked or the suspension lifted, or continued to a hearing date.The suspension does not necessarily mean that Millennium’s registration with TICO will be revoked; it simply means that it has been ordered to stop its operations for a determined period of time.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyDuring its suspension, Millennium will be allowed to finalize bookings paid in full prior to the suspension, but is prohibited from accepting new bookings.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Suspensions, TICO TICO suspends registration of Toronto’s Millennium Leisure Travelslast_img read more

Canadas airlines want longer runway for security screening overhaul
Canadas airlines want longer runway for security screening overhaul

first_img Share Wednesday, May 1, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal plan to revamp Canada’s air-security screening system is running into headwinds from major airlines, which are urging the government to take things slow to get the changes right.In their last budget, the Liberals announced plans to turn the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, the Crown corporation responsible for screening people and baggage, into an independent, not-for-profit agency.Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the new model will benefit the travelling public.The National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents the country’s four largest carriers, told MPs on the House of Commons transport committee Tuesday that the government expects the new system to be in place by next April.However, the council says, many important questions still need to be answered.For instance, while the budget sets aside millions of dollars in transition funding, the council is unclear on how the government arrived at the figure or what it includes.The airline industry is already grappling with major challenges, including the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max airplanes and planning for new passenger rights rules, and “we are again confronted with a government-imposed deadline and process,” council president Massimo Bergamini told the committee.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong“Surely no one would suggest that this way of conducting government business meets the standard of unhurried, prudent decision-making that our air carriers are expected to exemplify.”The current screening authority was created following the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States, and a new user-pay security levy was ushered in to support the agency.A federal transportation review three years ago found that the agency, while fulfilling its screening mandate, had been unable to meet the challenge of increasing demands with limited resources.The review noted that Canadian travellers were paying one of the highest aviation-security fees in the world, but screening queues were getting longer.The airlines council says the goal of screening 85 per cent of passengers within 15 minutes or less at Canada’s eight largest airports is not feasible with existing equipment and staffing levels.The government hopes that spinning off the agency will result in more modern, efficient screening. Garneau has compared the move to the 1990s privatization of air-traffic control services through the creation of Nav Canada.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksThe airlines council says the comparison is “disingenuous at best.”“The success of the Nav Canada model was the result of almost two years of tough negotiations, with almost weekly meetings where everything was on the table,” Bergamini said Tuesday.When Transport Canada consulted industry players two years ago on the future of the screening authority, the airlines supported the principle of transferring its functions to a not-for-profit organization – with a number of serious questions and caveats, he said.But the government has not worked with the industry since to address the concerns, Bergamini said.Ferio Pugliese, an Air Canada vice-president, said reform of the air-screening agency must meet the needs of the industry and the travelling public.“A new model is necessary to improve efficiencies and to reduce wait times, delayed departures and missed connections for travellers,” he told the committee.“While this reform is welcomed, Air Canada cautions that in order to get it right, it must be done in a thoughtful, well-planned and fiscally responsible manner.” Tags: CATSA, Ottawa Canada’s airlines want longer runway for security screening overhaul By: The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Will the Housing Market Maintain Momentum
Will the Housing Market Maintain Momentum

first_img Economy Freddie Mac Growth Housing Market indicators Price 2018-01-22 Staff Writer Will the Housing Market Maintain Momentum? January 22, 2018 560 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Low mortgage rates and accelerated economic growth has meant that the housing market has started the year with a bang. But will it maintain this momentum? According to Freddie Mac’s January Outlook, a monthly report that looks at the housing market and economic growth, although the housing markets have been improving every year for nearly a decade, it could see a slight moderation in activity through the next two years.“However, there are factors worth keeping an eye on in 2018, namely, is another recession on the horizon, how will housing markets respond to declining housing affordability and how will young adults move the housing market―more are living at home with their parents today than in 2000,” said Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac.The report indicated that home sales, which stood at 6.35 million last month, housing construction at 1.3 million starts, and house prices that saw a 5.7 percent increase are all expected to be modestly higher in 2018 relative to 2017.However, the report indicated that the economy, even though it would remain positive, would not be able to keep pace with home prices, resulting in declining affordability, that could in turn lead to slow housing market activity.The report also indicated that with modest income growth, the high cost of living and high student debt meant that young adults were struggling to move out of their parents’ homes and forming their own households. Although a recession does not appear imminent, we will keep an eye on potential recession indicators, including the flattening (and potential inversion) of the U.S. Treasury yield curve and the current rate of unemployment (4.1 percent in December 2017). History has shown that an inverted yield curve and an unemployment rate below the natural rate usually leads to a recession in two-to-three years, the report said. Sharelast_img read more

What Obama Cant Do These SIX Events Could I urge

first_imgWhat Obama Can’t Do, These SIX Events CouldI urge you, watch this eye-opening video presentation and find out WHICH six “jackpot” events are about to change your life…And could even make you richer, healthier and happier… in ways no sycophantic bureaucrat ever could!Click here and find about the SIX EVENTS about to change your life forever. Sponsor Advertisement JPMorgan is now short over 31 percent of the Comex futures market in silver all by themselves.The gold price was under pressure right from the 6:00 p.m. New York open on Sunday night…and by shortly before 10:00 a.m. Hong Kong time, gold had hit its Far East low price tick of the day, which was around the $1,658 spot mark.From there, the price recovered a bit, before rolling over again about 9:00 am. in London, with the absolute low of the day [around $1,755 spot] coming just minutes after 11:00 a.m. BST.The subsequent rally took gold to its New York high which came just minutes before the 4:00 p.m. BST close in London…11:00 a.m. in New York.  The gold price didn’t do a whole heck of a lot after that.Gold closed at $1,764.50 spot…down $8.50 on the day.  Net volume was very heavy at 178,000 contracts, a big chunk of which were traded before the Hong Kong lunch hour, as volume was pretty heavy in early Far East trading.Silver’s price path was very similar, except for the 75 cent air pocket it hit at 10:00 a.m. Hong Kong time.  Nick Laird sent me the 1-minute tick chart on silver for the time period in question…and it took five minutes from start to finish.  The high-frequency traders did their thing as the market went ‘no bid’.  Here’s the chart for gold, as well as silver.The 11:00 a.m. time on the graph is the local time at Nick’s location on the East coast of Australia…and I thank him for this chart on your behalf.  The ‘click to enlarge’ feature really helps here.After that crucifixion, silver rallied back to the $34.00 spot price…and traded within two bits of that price for the rest of the day.Silver closed at $33.97 spot…down 55 cents.  Net volume was around 50,000 contracts, with 20 percent of that occurring before lunch was over in Hong Kong.The dollar index spiked down 25 basis points at the open, but recovered almost immediately…and I suspect that it was a data feed error rather than a true price move.  The index rallied in fits and starts up until about 9:45 a.m. in London…and from there it traded mostly sideways until shortly after 10:00 a.m. in New York.  From that point it went into a slow decline for the rest of the day…and by the 5:30 p.m. Eastern close, the dollar index was down to 79.54, but up 15 basis points from Friday’s close.I think it’s fair to say that there was no co-relation between the dollar index and the precious metal price action on Monday.The HUI gapped down…and stayed down for the rest of the day…closing right on its low, down 3.14%.The silver stocks got hit even harder…and Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed down 3.95%.(Click on image to enlarge)Well, the CME’s Daily Delivery Report for Monday coughed up the last of the big holdouts in the September delivery month for silver.  Last week it was Deutsche Bank coming clean…and yesterday it was Jefferies as the big short/issuer with 231 out of 240 silver contracts posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday.  There was a fairly long list of stoppers, but taking the lion’s share, as usual, was JPMorgan and the Bank of Nova Scotia…with Jefferies a distant third.  The Issuers and Stoppers Report is worth a look…and the link is here.  By the way, there were only 2 gold contracts posted for delivery in yesterday’s report.It was a busy day in both the GLD and SLV ETFs on Monday.  Gold continued to pour into GLD…and yesterday they took in another big chunk…290,833 troy ounces to be precise.  Since September 1st, authorized participants have deposited 1.2 million ounces of gold in GLD.  That’s a lot!The fork lifts were busy over at the SLV vaults as well, as they reported receiving 2,422,030 ounces of silver.  Since September 1st, there have been about 9.5 million ounces of silver deposited in SLV, so they are getting caught up.The only question remaining is just how much of a short position still remains in SLV…and GLD for that matter.  I’m sure lots of those positions are being covered as all this silver and gold has been deposited over the month.  But most of that data won’t be in the next report from shortsqueeze.com which should be out any evening now…and as soon as it’s is posted, it will be in this space in my column the following morning.Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, they reported receiving 616,913 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 618,222 ounces of the stuff out the door.  The link to that action is here.Here’s another chart from Nick Laird…showing the U.S. M3 money supply.(Click on image to enlarge)I apologize in advance for the large number of stories in today’s column.  My attempts at ruthless editing three days worth of stories just didn’t pass muster last night, as there are a lot of events worthy of your attention…starting off with the first story, which is a must readEspecially over the past year or so, I have been taken aback by the all the different Internet commentary about JPMorgan manipulating the price of silver. Even though this commentary is now near-universal, it remains unprecedented and underappreciated that a collective accusatory finger is being pointed at such a high profile mega-bank. I can’t think of a similar previous example of such a circumstance. – Silver Analyst Ted Butler, September 22, 2012Well, the question that both Ted Butler and I were asking ourselves yesterday was whether Monday’s price action…starting with the sucker punch to both silver and gold [but especially silver] during the thinly-traded Far East market…was the beginning of the long-expected price correction in the precious metals.The short answer is…I don’t know.  So is the long answer.Nobody knows for sure if JPMorgan et al can, or will, harvest all these newly-minted long contract holders…and ring the cash register at this point.  If they do, how long will the process take…and how low will the price go?  But maybe buyers with deep pockets will aggressively buy any and all dips.  If that’s the case, then “da boyz” are screwed.But, in reality, there’s no way of knowing how this will turn out.  Speaking for myself…and lot of others as well…I’d love to see all these short holders get blown up.Ted pointed out in his weekly commentary on Saturday that JPMorgan is now short over 31 percent of the Comex futures market in silver all by themselves…and he wondered out loud whether “they…and the regulators…have lost their collective minds?”This is beyond criminal, as everyone at the CFTC, the CME Group…and Jamie Dimon himself…should be doing the perp walk this morning in international orange jump suits.Anyway, here are the 6-month charts for silver and gold…and if JPMorgan et al want to liquidate as many longs as possible, they’ll have to take the prices of both metals down below both the 50 and 200-day moving averages.  The averages in both metals are quite a ways down from current levels.(Click on image to enlarge)(Click on image to enlarge)But as I said a few paragraphs ago…can they…and/or will they?  We will find out, as they say, in the fullness of time.It was pretty quiet in Far East trading in both metals on their Tuesday…and volumes were incredibly light, especially considering how monstrous they were this time on Monday. The Far East low came at 2:00 p.m. Hong Kong time, about an hour before the 8:00 a.m. BST London open.  Both silver and gold began to rally a bit off that low…and that has continued into the London trading session as well.  Volumes have increased a bit, but still aren’t too high as I hit the ‘send’ button at 4:52 a.m. Eastern time…and the dollar index isn’t doing much.That’s more than enough for one day…too much, actually…and I’ll see you here tomorrow.last_img read more

We have four players making appearances in the Sai
We have four players making appearances in the Sai

first_imgWe have four players making appearances in the Saints Superstore this week.Morgan Knowles and Kyle Amor are in store from 5pm until 6pm on Thursday whilst Ryan Morgan and Regan Grace take their turn on Saturday (1pm until 2pm).They will be on hand to pose for pictures and help you select your Saintly gifts ahead of the big day.2018 replica kits, training wear, gifts… you name it, we have the perfect present for your loved one.You can check out the store here – or pop in and see us this week!We are open until 7pm on Thursday, 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 4pm.,2018 replica kits, training wear, gifts… you name it, we have the perfect present for your loved one.You can check out the store here – or pop in and see us this week!We are open until 7pm on Thursday, 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 4pm.,2018 replica kits, training wear, gifts… you name it, we have the perfect present for your loved one.You can check out the store here – or pop in and see us this week!We are open until 7pm on Thursday, 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 4pm.last_img read more

How to Buy a Motherboard

first_img July 1, 2008 –shares Whether you’re building a new PC or overhauling an old one, a new motherboard is the place to start. Here’s our advice for choosing the right one. Brought to you by PCWorld 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Add to Queue How to Buy a Motherboard Apply Now » Creating a custom PC is much easier than trying to guess which computer maker offers the right combination of features to satisfy your needs. Putting a system together yourself is pretty straightforward, and the job should take less than a single afternoon so long as you have a number of key ingredients.As with cooking a meal, preparation is crucial. The most important decision you’ll make for your custom PC is which motherboard to buy. Motherboard prices and specifications vary tremendously. And this isn’t a choice that you can make in a vacuum, either, since it has an impact on almost every aspect of the system, from the CPU to the storage.The Big PictureWhat factors are most important when comparing motherboards? The processor? The chip set? Storage? Find out how these and other features will affect your system’s performance. moreThe Specs ExplainedIs the fastest processor always the best choice? What type of memory should you look for? We explain which specs are most important, and why. moreMotherboard Shopping TipsYou’ll want to consider the price, performance, and priority of several features before you look for a new motherboard. Our tips help you find the best value. moreThe Big PictureIn many ways, the motherboard is the heart of the modern computer system, as it affects almost every other component. Choosing a motherboard is a fairly complicated task since you have seven to nine different factors to consider, of varying importance.Take some time to think about how you’ll use your system. Someone with a power meter that requires a serial port will care a lot more about the peripheral features than the average user will, while the hard-core gamer will probably focus on the GPU, CPU, and chip set while ignoring peripherals and form-factor issues.Key FeaturesCPU: The CPU, commonly referred to as the brains of a PC, is one of the key components (if not the key component) of a modern system. You have several mainstream options for your CPU. Intel currently has the highest-performing processor lineup, with the Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Quad (which use the LGA775 socket). As the names imply, the Core 2 Duo is a dual-core CPU, while the Core 2 Quad is a four-core processor. AMD uses the AM2 and AM2+ socket and offers the Phenom (quad- or triple-core) and Athlon 64 (dual-core) CPUs. AMD’s products are solid, but they generally provide lower performance. A lesser-known third player, Via Technologies, produces the low-power C7 processor; the C7 is a much less common option since it offers dramatically less performance than mainstream processors from Intel or AMD do.Chip set: If the CPU is the brains of the PC, then the chip set is the spinal cord, responsible for tying together all of the different devices in the computer, and moving data among them. The chip set determines which CPUs, memory, and other devices can be used, and it can strongly influence performance.The chip set is the single most important component of a motherboard. Since motherboards using the same chip set will usually have identical performance (barring serious design mistakes), they’re differentiated by other features, such as the expansion slots, storage options, and other discrete chips that may be included.Chip sets typically employ two different chips referred to as the northbridge and southbridge. Generally speaking, the northbridge is responsible for dealing with high-performance devices, while less-sensitive devices tend to cluster around the southbridge.The northbridge traditionally includes the memory controller, plus integrated graphics or an interface for discrete graphics. (Note that AMD has the memory controller integrated into the CPU, rather than the chip set.) The southbridge includes networking, storage, audio, general peripherals, and other devices. The image here shows an example, the Intel X48 chip set with partitioning between the northbridge (or MCH) and southbridge (or ICH).The major options for chip sets consist of Intel, AMD, and nVidia, though SiS and Via have alternatives.Memory: Selecting memory for your PC is usually a simple decision: You just pick a reliable brand that’s as cheap as possible (unless you like overclocking, but that’s a whole different story). Every so often, however, memory types undergo a transition–and one happens to be going on right now. Most chip sets use DDR2 memory at up to 800 MHz (PC2 6400), but newer chip sets from Intel may also use DDR3. DDR3 offers more bandwidth (1066 to 1600 MHz), consumes less power, and will be mainstream in a year, but for the moment it is more expensive. DDR3 is more likely to be useful for later upgrades, but it will carry a price premium until sometime in 2009.Telling a DDR3 board from a DDR2 board without the manual or box isn’t particularly easy, since both slots use 240 pins. The difference is that the key (a small gap between the pins) is closer to the center of the DIMM (the memory module) for DDR2, while it is closer to the edge of the DDR3 DIMM. Remember: If the memory module doesn’t fit into the slot, don’t force it!Graphics hardware: The graphics hardware (the graphics processing unit, or the GPU) is the third-most-important component of a system, right after the CPU and chip set. The main considerations for graphics are cost, performance, and upgradability.The lowest-cost option is a chip set with integrated graphics. Integrated graphics processors (IGP in industry parlance) are intended for basic 2D and 3D functionality and often use system memory instead of dedicated graphics memory. All of the major vendors (AMD, Intel, nVidia, and VIA) offer integrated graphics with some chip sets. An IGP is a fine choice for users interested in a little multimedia, office work, and other lighter workloads.Integrated graphics will work fine for about 60 percent of the world, but the technology almost always lacks the performance necessary for gaming. For users who want to play on their PC, the next step up is a motherboard with a single PCI Express x16 slot, which accommodates a discrete graphics card from ATI/AMD or nVidia.PCI Express comes in two flavors, Gen 1 and Gen 2. The difference is that Gen 2 PCI Express slots run at 5 GHz, twice the speed of the previous generation. That distinction doesn’t particularly matter for current GPUs (or most other peripherals), but it will be an issue for upgrading in the future. For a motherboard that you expect to outlast the GPU you pair it with, springing for a faster PCI-E slot makes the most sense.If price is no object and maximum gaming performance is your goal, your selection is a bit different. True multi-GPU support is a very high-end feature and is priced accordingly. The only options for multiple GPUs are SLI (for nVidia cards) or CrossFire (for ATI cards). Given that nVidia is the clear performance leader, SLI is the superior choice for now; note, though, that SLI works only with nVidia chip sets and Intel’s Skulltrail motherboard.A separate but related concern is the graphics interface. You have three major alternatives: VGA, DVI, and HDMI. VGA is the traditional 15-pin analog monitor connector, designed for CRT displays. DVI is a digital connector specifically intended for use with LCD monitors, and HDMI is a variant of DVI with the DRM (digital rights management) technology required to play Blu-ray and other high-definition media.center_img Technology 12 min read Next Article David Kanter The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Sound: Integrated sound, which comes in two major flavors, will meet the needs of all but the most selective users and audio enthusiasts. AC97 is an older audio standard that has been superseded by HD Audio (or “Azalia”). You really have no reason to settle for the older standard, although the newer tech might carry a modest premium. For the dedicated enthusiasts who would benefit from a discrete sound card, an extra PCI-E slot is easy enough to find.Storage: Like memory, basic storage tends to be relatively straightforward, but it gets tricky with some of the various options and platform transitions. In the past few years, storage experienced a transition from Parallel ATA to Serial ATA (SATA) and then to 3-gbps SATA. 1.5-gbps versus 3-gbps SATA can make a bit of a difference in performance, but typically only in video editing and other media-heavy workloads.Most hard drives use SATA, while some older DVD+/-RW drives use Parallel ATA. Most motherboards support four or more SATA ports (even as many as ten), which is sufficient for most users.eSATA is a relatively new standard for connecting external drives via SATA instead of FireWire or USB. eSATA offers higher performance than the other two, and also supports reliability and manageability features such as SMART (Self Monitoring And Reporting Technology). eSATA is not nearly as common as USB 2.0, but going forward it is likely to be more widely adopted, and it is certainly a better interface.The other real storage issue concerns RAID, which is standard with many modern motherboards. You can use RAID 0 or 1 with two hard drives; the former increases read and write performance, while the latter increases reliability and read performance. RAID 5 requires at least three drives, and RAID 6 (which is really for businesses only) needs at least four; both are oriented around increased reliability and read performance, with acceptable write performance and less overhead than RAID 1. Most systems simply don’t need that many drives, so in many ways 6 is a nice option but hardly a requirement. For video editing and other multimedia-rich tasks, basic RAID 0, 1, or 5 will do the trick and should be a requirement.Networking: Wired networking is dead simple, as any worthwhile chip set will have at least one integrated gigabit ethernet port. For the most part, Wi-Fi is not necessary for desktops, and most motherboards tend to avoid it simply to cut down costs; it’s an optional feature.Assorted peripherals: On a motherboard, the peripherals can include USB 2.0, FireWire, PS/2, serial and parallel ports, and a floppy drive. Of those options, USB 2.0 is an absolute necessity and FireWire can be nice, but the rest are pretty much obsolete unless you need a a specific peripheral device.Form factor: The last aspect of the motherboard to consider is the form factor. This is ultimately an aesthetic choice that the chassis for the system determines. Most motherboards use the ATX form factor, with the microATX design meeting the needs of space-conscious users. Quite a few other variants (which are beyond the scope of this article) are available for users with particular requirements, however.The Specs ExplainedIn the end, the key to building the right system is to understand how you will use your PC. As we mentioned before, the needs of an office worker are totally different than those of a video editing wizard or a gaming fanatic.Important consideration: Processor. When it comes to performance, the sweet spot for most users is Intel’s dual-core CPUs, as there aren’t yet enough advanced applications to make a quad-core a must-have. We recommend a 3-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, specifically the E8400, unless you use applications (video editing, for example) that are better suited to a quad-core processor.Somewhat important: Chip set. The best companion for the Intel E8400 is a motherboard based on the P35 chip set. You should choose the specific motherboard according to your desired storage, audio, and memory options.Important consideration: Memory. A modern desktop PC should have at least 2GB of memory, possibly 4GB for more demanding applications (not to mention Windows Vista).Important consideration: Graphics. Even if games aren’t a consideration, you might want to spend a little ($100) on a midrange GPU such as the ATI Radeon HD 3650, which offers a nice variety of video-output options. For gaming, a more powerful graphics card, such as something from nVidia’s 8800 GT family, would be appropriate.Somewhat important: Storage. Building a nice system but running out of storage space is frustrating. Given the way hard-drive pricing works, using a 500GB hard drive makes sense. Larger models cost much more, and smaller models won’t save you enough money. Make sure your DVD drive employs SATA so that you will be able to use it in the future.Motherboard Shopping TipsReady to buy a motherboard? Here are our recommendations.Pick the chip set first, then the motherboard: The difference between chip sets can be significant, but two motherboards with the same chip set will be nearly identical in performance. First figure out which chip sets will work for your system, and then compare the different motherboards with that chip set.Understand what kind of system you are building: Are you going for an affordable media PC, an office machine, or a gaming monster? These usage models all suggest different things about the features you’ll need. Focus only on the features that are important to you.Avoid SLI/CrossFire unless you absolutely need it: Enthusiasts always pay an arm and a leg for their hardware, and SLI and CrossFire technologies are for enthusiasts only. Simply buying a new video card instead of going from one card to multi-GPU is much more sensible.Stay with DDR2 memory unless you need the extra bandwidth and performance: DDR2 is vastly cheaper than DDR3. Unless you are planning to upgrade and reuse the memory in the near future, you should buy DDR2 now and wait for DDR3 prices to drop for a future system.Unless you really know what you are doing, avoid overclocking features: Quite a few motherboard vendors try to differentiate their products by having them support faster-than-specified memory or other exotic features. Remember, though, that such boards are targeted at enthusiasts and are priced accordingly.Make sure you have at least one high-performance PCI Express slot: Even if all you want right now is integrated graphics, buying a board with an extra x16 PCI-E slot costs very little, and could save you $100 down the road. Key Features continuedlast_img read more

The Latest Autos overshadow the small at CES tech show

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., introduces the e-Pallet concept during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Toyota’s e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) 12:35 p.m.The smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles.Major automakers like Toyota, Kia, Hyundai and Ford have a noticeable presence at this week’s tech showcase in Las Vegas, though most save more practical announcements about new cars, trucks and SUVs for the upcoming Detroit auto show.CES has been a chance for carmakers and suppliers of automotive parts and software to display their wilder and far-out ideas. A Chinese company, Byton, has unveiled an attention-grabbing concept electric SUV with futuristic features. Nvidia announced it’s teaming up to help Uber develop self-driving taxis. Lyft is using its own self-driving fleet to transport conference attendees. Scooters and three-wheeled street cars will also be on display.___11:40 a.m.Toyota says it’s developing self-driving mini-buses that can serve as bite-sized stores.These vehicles will drive themselves to places where potential buyers can try on clothes or shoes or pick through flea market items. They can also give employees fully functional office space on their commute. Such toys have become popular, and companies are expected to unveil more toys and other internet-connected gadgets at the CES tech show in Las Vegas this week. The project, unveiled at the CES gadget show Monday, is still in the conceptual stage. A concept vehicle is still being developed and will be tested in the 2020s. A version is also expected to make an appearance at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.The Japanese automaker is partnering with Amazon, Uber, Pizza Hut, Mazda and Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi on what it is calling the e-Palette Alliance.Toyota President Akio Toyoda told CES conference attendees: “In the future, the store will come to you.”___10:40 a.m.Toy maker VTech has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges it violated a law protecting children’s privacy.The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that VTech collected personal information from children without getting parental consent and didn’t do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Toyota’s e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Explore further Citation: The Latest: Autos overshadow the small at CES tech show (2018, January 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-latest-robot-lg-ces-unveil.html Meanwhile, quantum-dot technology promises more accurate colors. Samsung calls its version QLED (pronounced q-led), which shouldn’t be confused with OLED (o-led), a display that offers darker blacks and better contrast. And don’t be fooled by LEDs (l-e-d). They are just regular screens with a certain type of lighting.___12:15 a.m.A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children with cancer. The social robot can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick just like them, and help them cope with their illness through the power of play.Aaron Horowitz was diagnosed with a debilitating condition as a child. He and his Rhode Island-based company Sproutel developed the emotional support robot to help children manage stress and change the way they deal with their health.The American Cancer Society says almost 11,000 U.S. children are diagnosed with cancer yearly.The duck is modeled after the mascot for insurance company Aflac, which paid for its development. Beginning later this year, the ducks will be distributed free to kid patients.The duck’s expected to be featured Monday at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The robot failed to come back to life during the 45-minute talk. VanderWaal shrugged it off, saying, “even robots have bad days.”LG and other companies are giving previews ahead of Tuesday’s opening of the annual CES show in Las Vegas.___12:30 a.m.Flummoxed by the alphabet soup of features on new TVs?TV manufacturers are showcasing new models at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week—all with acronyms to set their sets apart.One feature called HDR10+ takes what’s known as high-dynamic range and adjusts settings for each frame, instead of having levels set for the entire video at once. HDR10+ is also a way to get around royalty payments for a competing technology called Dolby Vision. In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, Lu Sun looks at his phone in an exhibit of LG OLED 4K TVs at the LG booth during CES International, in Las Vegas. Artificial intelligence and internet connectivity in everyday products will be among the topics in discussion and on display as the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) LG’s David Vander Waal talks to CLoi, a robot that controls smart appliances, while demonstrating a new washer and dryer during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri home robot is surrounded by attendees during CES Unveiled at CES International Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LG’s David Vander Waal introduces the InstaView ThinQ smart refrigerator during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) The HiMirror Mini, an internet-connected smart mirror with Amazon’s Alexa, is displayed during CES Unveiled at CES International Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) In this Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, Lu Sun looks at his phone in an exhibit of LG OLED 4K TVs at the LG booth during CES International, in Las Vegas. Artificial intelligence and internet connectivity in everyday products will be among the topics in discussion and on display as the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp., introduces the e-Pallet concept during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Concern about the toys’ security has grown. That’s in part due to VTech, whose database was hacked in 2015, exposing the names and ages of more than 6 million kids who used its toys. The FBI also warned last year that connected toys could be susceptible to hackers.___9:40 a.m.Robot fails are almost a given at technology trade shows, and this year’s CES is no exception.As LG unveiled its lineup of smart appliances, executive David VanderWaal quickly lost rapport with his on-stage partner, the cute voice-activated assistant CLOi. After an initial greeting, CLOi stopped responding while continuing to blink its digital eyes.On stage, VanderWaal remarked, “CLOi, are you talking to me yet? What recipes should I make with chicken?” LG’s new concept robots are introduced during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Robot duck’s aim: Helps kids with cancer via power of play Junior Enrique demonstrates on the Benjilock, a rechargeable lock that uses fingerprint technology, during CES Unveiled at CES International Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) 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. Toyota’s e-Pallet concept is unveiled during a news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, show attendees walk past the CES sign at CES International in Las Vegas. As the 2018 CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas, manufacturers are expected to unveil new ways for consumers to control their products with voice commands over smart speakers such as Amazon Echo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) read more

A cost and resource analysis of sodiumion batteries

More information: Christoph Vaalma et al. A cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries, Nature Reviews Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1038/natrevmats.2018.13 Provided by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Regions with highly concentrated reserves: the ‘lithium triangle’ in South America and, for cobalt, the Copperbelt in Central Africa. Credit: Nature Reviews Materials Explore further Cobalt is a fundamental cathode component in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), determining the high energy and power density as well as the long lifetime. However, as outlined in the article by Dr. Christoph Vaalma et al., cobalt is toxic and scarce. “In general, the rapidly growing market penetration of LIBs for electromobility applications, such as fully electric cars, will lead to an increasing demand for raw materials, especially with respect to lithium and cobalt,” says Professor Stefano Passerini, who supervised the study together with Dr. Daniel Buchholz at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm.Their scenario-based analysis of the applications of batteries through 2050 shows that cobalt shortages and price increases are likely to occur, since cobalt demand could be twice as high as today’s identified reserves. In contrast, today’s identified lithium reserves are expected to be much less strained, but the production will have to be strongly upscaled (possibly more than 10 times, depending on the scenario) to match the future demand. However, both elements are geographically concentrated in countries reported to be less politically stable. According to the researchers, this gives rise to concerns about a possible shortage and associated price increase of LIBs in the near future. “It is therefore indispensable to expand research activities toward alternative battery technologies in order to decrease these risks and reduce the pressure on cobalt and lithium reserves,” says Daniel Buchholz. Stefano Passerini, HIU deputy director. “Post-lithium systems are especially appealing for electromobility and stationary applications. This is why it is both very important and urgent to unlock their potential and develop these innovative, high-energy batteries towards market maturity.”These results are further confirmed by the global scenario for battery applications in the field of electromobility through the year 2050, recently developed at HIU and published as a book chapter. “The future availability of cobalt for the mass production of LIBs has to be classified as very critical, which is also evident from the price increase of cobalt higher than 120 percent within one year (2016-2017),” says HIU system analyst Dr. Marcel Weil. In addition, the establishment of a battery economy with a high rate of recycling would certainly be imperative to decrease the pressure on critical materials.Both studies highlight the importance of new battery technologies based on low-cost, abundant and nontoxic elements, demonstrating the importance of further development in order to decrease the pressure on critical resources. To address this need, KIT and University of Ulm joined their efforts in the proposal for a Cluster of Excellence Energy Storage Beyond Lithium: New Storage Concepts For A Sustainable Future, focusing on the development of sodium-ion, magnesium-ion and other batteries based on abundant materials. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Justus-Liebig University Gießen are also involved in these efforts. We should start planning for large lithium-ion battery demand, say materials scientists This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: A cost and resource analysis of sodium-ion batteries (2018, March 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-resource-analysis-sodium-ion-batteries.html Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of lithium-ion batteries. Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) shows that the availability of both elements could become seriously critical. Cobalt-free battery technologies, including post-lithium technologies based on non-critical elements such as sodium, but also magnesium, zinc, calcium and aluminium, represent possibilities to avoid this outcome in the long term. These results are presented in Nature Reviews Materials. read more

Netflix to boost production of European series

first_img Explore further Netflix said Wednesday it will produce more series in Europe in languages other than English following the global success of Spanish crime caper “Money Heist” and German mystery “Dark”. Citation: Netflix to boost production of European series (2018, November 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-netflix-boost-production-european-series.html Netflix to open in Spain its first European production hub “We have seen that shows we have done were able to find gigantic global audiences, where the vast majority of viewing comes from outside the country of origin,” Netflix chief product officer Greg Peters told AFP.Ninety percent of viewers of “Dark”, a show about missing children, live outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, he added in Lisbon at the Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech gathering.”Can you think of any German show that has had that much viewing outside” of German-speaking nations, he asked.Peters announced at the event that Netflix was producing two new series in Norway and Spain which will become available in 2020.The US streaming giant has recruited Adam Price, the creator of hit Danish political drama series “Borgen”, to produce its first ever Norwegian show “Ragnarok”.The series imagines what would happen if a god of Norse was reincarnated as a teenager in today’s world.Netflix’s new Spanish series, “Alma”, is about a young woman who loses his memory following an accident.It will be made by Spanish writer-director Sergio Sanchez, who is behind supernatural thriller “Marrowbone”.”We really think there’s an opportunity to find stories that haven’t been told, outside the US and the UK and we can grow that number by a huge amount,” said Peters.Netflix’s focus on Europe is not only a strategic choice but also a matter of necessity.The European Union has imposed a quota requiring streaming services to ensure at least 30 percent of their content is local programming.Netflix in January 2016 launched its service globally, simultaneously bringing its internet streaming TV network to over 130 new countries around the world.Since then it boosted investment in shows deloped outside the United States to lure new customers around the world and managed to turn non-English language shows into hits.Netflix currently produces programmes in over 20 countries, including Brazil, India and South Korea.Shows are dubbed into a range of other languages just as Netflix’s English-language shows are, while subtitles are also offered.The company plans to invest more in dubbing, which is key to winning new markets for non-English shows, especially in the United States where people seem to prefer subtitles.Netflix has 137 million subscribers worldwide, making it the world’s biggest online subscription video service by far.Company growth in international subscribers jumped by over 40 percent in both 2016 and 2017.center_img © 2018 AFP Netflix launched its service globally in January 2016, simultaneously bringing its internet streaming TV network to over 130 new countries around the world This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Majerhat bridge collapse Rescue operations still on Mamata to visit siteMajerhat bridge

first_img 0 Kolkata’s Majerhat bridge collapses; nine hurt COMMENT accident (general) SHARE SHARE EMAIL Kolkata SHARE RELATED center_img COMMENTS Many feared trapped in rail overbridge collapse in Kolkata Published on A view of the collapsed Majerhat Bridge. Photo: Debashish Bhaduri Search and rescue operations continued nearly 24 hours after a section of a 40-year old rail over-bridge on National Highway-117 in a busy area of south Kolkata came crashing.Kolkata Police have also filed an FIR against unknown persons which include “those responsible for maintenance of the rail over-bridge”.West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee is expected to visiting the site later in the evening after returning from Darjeeling. The cave-in happened late afternoon yesterday killing one person and injuring at least 24.Officials apprehend there could be some more people trapped under the debris and are hence carrying out search and rescue operations.Popularly referred as Majerhat bridge, the bridge was maintained by the West Bengal public works department.The area is surrounded by half-constructed buildings, scaffolding and pillars with Metro Railway work being carried out there.While the reason for the collapse is not known, State Urban Development Minister, Firhad Hakim was quick to point out that the flyover was built by Kolkata Port Trust and state PWD was in charge of maintaining it.“We are probing into the reasons for the collapse. There was some construction work being carried out near the bridge,” he said indicating that the structural stability of the flyover could have been affected because of the construction work.Rail Vikash Nigam Ltd has already denied the possibility of Metro construction work affecting structural stability of the flyover.Meanwhile, the Eastern Railway has asked the state-run RITES Ltd to probe the collapse of the Majherhat Bridge here and examine the safety of railway operations in its wake. RITES Ltd, under the aegis of Indian Railways, is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organisation in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies.Majerhat Bridge Collapsed. Photo: Debashish Bhaduri Photo: Debashish Bhaduri  PTI adds, that two persons were missing after a portion of the Majerhat bridge collapsed. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday as operations to locate those who might still be trapped in the debris were stepped up.“There could be a few trapped underneath the collapsed bridge. We are trying to find them. We are using cutters and drill machines to cut through the concrete slabs of the bridge. Till now, we are unable to locate anybody. We are trying our best,” an official of the rescue team added.The area near the site has been dug up for a metro railway project and construction material is strewn all over the place. Labourers working on the metro project claimed two of their co-workers, who were probably inside a temporary shelter underneath the bridge, are still missing.The bridge in crowded Alipore area runs over the Majerhat Railway Station and connects the city centre with the heavily populated Behala, vast areas of the southwest suburbs and neighbouring South 24 Parganas district. As rescuers escalated their efforts, thousands of people were stuck in jams with the arterial Diamond Harbour Road being closed.A traffic police officer said vehicles that usually move to and from the city through Majerhat bridge have been diverted through various other roads. Train movement below the Majerhat bridge is normal, Eastern Railway spokesman R N Mahapatra said. “Train services of Circular Railway from Dum Dum to Majerhat has also resumed this morning,” he said.However, services in the Circular Railway portion of railway track between New Alipore and Majerhat stations that passes under the bridge are temporarily suspended, he said. Eastern Railway had stopped movement of trains on the lines on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.Tram services have been completely suspended along CGR Road-DH Road and Judges Court Road, a Kolkata traffic police source said. The Kolkata Disaster Management Department, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the state fire department conducted search operations through the night, officials said.The rescuers tried drilling the concrete slabs, used sophisticated cameras and engaged sniffer dogs to ensure anybody trapped under the rubble could be reached and rescued. The rain complicated the operation. Additional lighting arrangements were made to aid rescue work at night, the officials said.CasualitiesPolice said Tuesday evening that 27-year-old Soumendu Bag had died in the collapse. A mini bus, four cars and a few motorcycles that were damaged in the bridge collapse were removed using cranes, the official said.The chief minister has said a committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De will investigate the cause of the collapse.This is a third bridge collapse in the city since 2013. A flyover under construction collapsed in crowded Burrabazar area, the wholesale business hub of the city, on March 31, 2016, claiming 26 lives. On March 4, 2013, a road bridge had collapsed in Ultadanga area in the northern part of the city. There were no casualties. September 05, 2018last_img read more

Mamata meets Prashant Kishor

first_imgCOMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on state politics 0 West Bengalcenter_img June 06, 2019 COMMENT SHARE Press Trust of IndiaPolitical strategist Prashant Kishor met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Thursday, raising speculation that he may work with her in the near future, sources said.Accompanied by TMC MP and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Kishor had over two-hour discussion with the Chief Minister, the sources said.They said Kishor agreed to work with her if she so desired.The meeting between Banerjee and Kishor came at a time when the TMC supremo is facing a tough challenge from the BJP in the State.The BJP won 18 out of a total of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, only four less than the ruling TMC, in the recently concluded general election.last_img read more

Delhi RJ Stutee harassed by security guard RWA president on coming home

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 15:42 IST RJ Stutee alleged she was harassed by the security guard and RWA president while returning back home late. (Courtesy: Facebook)HIGHLIGHTSRJ Stutee often had to come home late due to work commitmentsRWA president questioned her character asking why should a lady come lateThe RJ has also filed a complaint with the National Commission for WomenA chat show host and a famous RJ with Fever FM, RJ Stutee often has to come home late due to work commitments. But never had she imagined that her late working hours will pose a threat to her security and lead to character assassination.On July 11, while returning back home located in a posh GK area, she was stopped by her colony’s security guard. She alleged that she was harassed by him and RWA president Mickey Bedi and his wife as she was returning back late.She claimed that on reaching late, Mrs Bedi shouted and told the guard not to open the colony gate for her. Her husband Mickey Bedi too questioned her character asking why should a lady come late and how do they know where she was.Stutee’s mother in the complaint stated that her daughter who is a media professional and a single woman often has to come home late from work. Also, she drives alone.She added that the harassment has been going on for a long time and complaints have been repeatedly filed by them.Yes. It is this sensitivity and maturity that RWA’s must have ! Harassing a female resident and then trying to bully her is not the solution. @kailashColResi https://t.co/nnpWZoWxfmStutee Ghosh (@rjstutee) July 13, 2019Her mother stated that on July 11 when she returned back home, the guard stationed at the gate did not let her in. She said this is a huge security concern and she is worried for her daughter.The RJ also tweeted pictures in support of the formal complaint her mother had filed at GK 1 police station .Here is the formal complaint my mother filed at GK 1 police station . Hoping for the best . pic.twitter.com/8W5bBn3JccStutee Ghosh (@rjstutee) July 13, 2019RJ Stutee also tweeted copies of the police complaints filed against Mr Bedi, the RWA President of her lane. She said Mr Bedi has a history of violent behaviour.She has also attached photos of her colony news letter Samvaad which gives details about how Bedi elected himself as the president.She has tweeted and re-tweeted her grievance to the Delhi Police and social activist Meenakashi Lekhi.Amrita Bhinder, a lawyer and friend has also come out in support of her. She posted a video of the incident on Twitter and stated that a woman coming late due to late office hours and not allowed entry from gate closest to her house jeopardises her security.On my behalf of my friend @rjstutee I’m requesting redressal from @DelhiPoliceA woman coming late due to late office hours not allowed entry from gate closest to her house jeopardises her securityGK-1RWA president&wife-Mickey Bedi isn’t cooperating. So I’m requesting here?? pic.twitter.com/CNaxvhsgSoAmrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) July 12, 2019After Stutee narrated her ordeal on Twitter, lots of support floated in. Condemning her mistreatment, many tweeted in her favour and the bullying and moral policing she had to face as a woman.The @kailashColResi thinks it is bigger than the residents. For the last couple of days, it has only concentrated on thwarting and trivialising a resident’s legitimate concern. It seems committed to arrogance and one-upmanship than anyone’s safety & welfare. Appalling. @rjstutee https://t.co/cuqJsRv7ZWBigg Toss (@sumanthere) July 14, 2019Although the police has received her complaint, no FIR has been registered so far. She has also filed a complaint with the National Commission for Women (NCW).Also read | Harassed by Uber driver, Kolkata actor vows to never get app-based cabs againAlso read | Delhi HC imposes Rs 50,000 cost on woman for filing false sexual harassment pleaAlso watch | Kolkata horror: Former Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta shares her ordealFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow RJ StuteeFollow HarassmentFollow DelhiFollow Fever 104Follow Women safety Delhi: RJ Stutee harassed by security guard, RWA president on coming home lateOn July 11, while returning back home, she was stopped by her colony’s security guard. She alleged that she was harassed by him and RWA president Mickey Bedi and his wife as she was returning back late.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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