Brock professor accepts invite to join Mathematical Reviews

Brock University Mathematics Prof. Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh has accepted an invitation to become a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews.The MR database, MathSciNet, covers the world of research literature in math by reviews written by subject experts throughout the world.

Fatal Guelph Line crash

Halton Regional Police were called to Guelph Line just south of number 10 Sideroad in Milton just before 1:00am Saturday morning. Two men needed to be pulled out of their vehicles by emergency crews. A 48-year-old Guelph man, driving a grey Mazda 3 was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital. He was pronounced dead upon arrival. A 21-year-old Milton resident driving a blue Ford Focus was also rushed to hospital by ambulance. He suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover.Police say the driver of the grey coloured Mazda was travelling southbound on Guelph Line. That’s when he veered into the northbound lane slamming head on with a blue coloured Ford Focus. Police are still trying to figure out why the man turned into on-coming traffic. Investigators are looking into several factors, including speed, weather and alcohol. The crash was just a couple hundred metres away from the Mohawk Racetrack.Guelph Line was closed for 6 hours between Campbellville Road and 10th Sideroad. read more

GPS tracking system leads Hamilton police to 2 stolen vehicles

Four men are facing charges after a vehicle’s tracking system led police to two stolen BMW’s in Hamilton. The owner of a white, 2017 BMW called police shortly after 8 a.m. on Dec. 13 to report it had been stolen from his parking lot on Cannon St. East. The man contacted BMW’s assist program and they were able to engage the vehicle’s tracking system. The GPS showed the car was actively moving through the city. The car was spotted four days later in the area of Tisdale Ave. South. parked beside an similar white BMW. Officers arrived and found two men sitting inside the cars. Police discovered the second BMW had also been reported stolen.Marek Dirda, 32, David Herak, 25, Krisztian Lencse, 18, and Mario Horvatm 20, in connection with the thefts. read more

Urban Meyer doesnt see big change from BCS to College Football Playoff

OSU coach Urban Meyer (center) joins his players in singing “Carmen Ohio” following a game against Rutgers Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 56-17. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team came in at No. 16 in the first-ever College Football Playoff rankings — but the man who invests perhaps more time in the team than anyone else might not have known right away.“I’m sure I’ll look at ‘em tomorrow,” coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday afternoon of the rankings, which were announced Tuesday evening. “We’re practicing and tonight’s a heavy game plan night, so I won’t watch it.”The Buckeyes were the third Big Ten team to appear in the rankings, with Nebraska and Michigan State picked at No. 15 and No. 8, respectively.The inaugural rankings were announced via ESPN on Tuesday night. The College Football Playoff committee is set to announce a new set of rankings each week for the rest of the season, similar to the system employed by the BCS.Meyer said he’s not sure the switch to the College Football Playoff format from the BCS will actually be a big change.“I don’t know if there’s much difference than the old BCS system where the BCS rankings came out,” he said. “Other than … the thing I look at is it’s four teams instead of two teams.”Meyer stressed that he doesn’t “understand the whole dynamics” of the new system and said he hasn’t talked to anyone involved about the process, but added that he thinks the same issues that people had with the BCS will still be around.“For years people would beat up the BCS and then I’d think usually the top two teams, there was certainly controversy,” he said. “And that is not going to disappear.”The third-year OSU coach — who won a pair of BCS National Championships while at Florida — said switching from two teams having a chance to four teams simply won’t make a big enough change to quell the controversies that have arisen in the past.“Obviously it (the BCS) was imperfect, because the only perfect way is to do a — I don’t think that’ll ever be possible — big playoff where you have 16 teams or something like that,” Meyer said. “But then again, someone’s gonna be left out.”The new system could well leave some potentially deserving teams out by season’s end, but listed 25 teams in its initial rankings. The rankings are selected by a panel of 12 members — originally 13, but former Mississippi and NFL quarterback Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence during the 2014 regular season.The remaining 12 members include the panel’s chair, Jeff Long, who is vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.While Meyer said he doesn’t believe the system is foolproof, he said he expects the pickers to select the four most deserving teams when all is said and done.“I think that at the end of the day the playoff committee will probably get it right,” he said.But even though he expects the four best teams to have a shot at a championship this season, Meyer said there’s one key component every team in contention should have to go through.“The one thing (is), I think everybody should play a conference championship game,” he said. “I think that’s the one thing that I remember when I was at Florida and even last year. You’re right there and then all of a sudden ‘bang’ and you’ve gotta go play a top, top team.”The Big Ten already has a conference championship game, but some teams — including Notre Dame, which was ranked No. 10 in the new standings, but No. 6 in the AP poll — don’t have that opportunity to enhance its resume.With their new knowledge of the national playoff landscape in tow, the Buckeyes are set to return to the field Saturday against Illinois at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

10 things to look for at 2014 Big Ten Media Days

Then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) rushes the ball during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Lantern file photoWith kickoff just a little over a month away, the best players from the Big Ten are set to join their coaches for a media frenzy in Chicago scheduled for July 28 to 29.There will be plenty to talk about as the players and coaches take the podium, but here are 10 of the top storylines to look for during the 2014 Big Ten Media Days.10. Player unionizationThe topic of player unionization has been discussed throughout the past year with former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter leading the charge for the players. While the discussion of player unionization has died down over the past few months, look for it to resurface in Chicago, especially when Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and his players take the stand.9. Michigan vs. Notre Dame in its final yearWhen Notre Dame signed a contract last year to play six ACC teams per season, it was announced that the Fighting Irish would not renew their yearly battle with the Wolverines after the 2014 season. Michigan coach Brady Hoke famously called out the Fighting Irish last spring saying that Notre Dame was “chickening out” of the rivalry game.Michigan went on to win the 2013 matchup in Ann Arbor, Mich. However, with the final year of the rivalry game looming, expect more bulletin board material coming from the Wolverines.8. Record amount of night games for Ohio StateOSU coach Urban Meyer has always been an advocate of night games in college football, and with the recent announcement of the Buckeyes’ fifth night game in 2014, he has gotten his wish. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and Illinois at home under the lights as well as Penn State and Michigan State on the road in prime-time starts.The matchup with the Spartans is the game that seems to be circled on everyone’s schedule as the game of the season, as the two met in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game when MSU won 34-24, snapping a 24-game winning streak for OSU.7. OSU’s defenseFor a team that went 12-2 last season, the Buckeyes boasted a less than stellar defense.Enter new defensive coordinator Chris Ash, who joined the Buckeye staff after leaving Bret Bielema’s staff in Arkansas. Ash is no stranger to the Big Ten, as he coached under Bielema while he was at Wisconsin, even helping coach the Badgers to an upset win against the Buckeyes in 2010 –– the only game OSU dropped that season.Expect OSU’s only defensive representative, defensive lineman Michael Bennett, to receive plenty of questions about not only Ash but also of longtime Penn State coach Larry Johnson Sr., who replaced Mike Vrabel after he bolted for a coaching job with the Houston Texans in the NFL.6. Braxton Miller’s off-seasonEver since getting banged up in the Orange Bowl against Clemson, OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller has stayed out of the spotlight, something a Heisman Trophy candidate usually doesn’t do.Miller sat out all of spring practice after undergoing minor shoulder surgery as redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett took the majority of the snaps.Buckeye fans are hoping for a Troy Smith-like jump from Miller’s junior to senior year, but Miller and Meyer will surely be bombarded with questions as to whether Miller can stay healthy for an entire season.5. Addition of Maryland, RutgersWith Maryland and Rutgers now in the Big Ten, we will see two new coaches and a handful of players who largely have not been heard from by Big Ten fans and members alike.Coaches Randy Edsall of Maryland and Kyle Flood of Rutgers will likely be bombarded with questions as to what their expectations are in the Big Ten East Division and how they plan to make a smooth transition. Players to watch for from these two teams are Maryland wide receiver and preseason all-conference selection Stefon Diggs and now-former Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson.Nelson was a two-year starter for the Minnesota Golden Gophers before transferring to Rutgers this offseason. He was then involved in an altercation with another man and is facing charges of first and third degree assault. He was kicked off the team by Flood. Expect both Flood and Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill to receive plenty of questions on the situation.4. Penn State coach James FranklinThe second coach to take the reins of the Penn State program since the unfortunate Jerry Sandusky scandal, Franklin will face the Big Ten media for the first time.The former Vanderbilt coach led the Commodores to three consecutive bowl games, something that had never been done in the history of the Vanderbilt program.Franklin inherits a scholarship-deprived team in Happy Valley but brings an intensity that could very well be contagious in the PSU locker room.3. College football playoffAlthough it has been discussed for years, 2014 will be the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Gone are the ways of the controversial BCS, and players and coaches will undoubtedly be asked about their feelings on the new process.This topic will be very hit-or-miss as coaches will either dismiss the questions concerning the process completely or express strong opinions either for or against the playoff.2. OSU vs. Michigan State rematchAs alluded to earlier, the Buckeye-Spartan rematch is being tabbed as the biggest game in the conference this year –– as it should be.The Spartans’ upset of OSU in the Big Ten Championship game last year kept the Buckeyes out of the national championship discussion and sent MSU to Pasadena, Calif., where it defeated Stanford.The winner of the Nov. 8 showdown will be the favorite to go on to represent the East Division in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game, and both Meyer and MSU coach Mark Dantonio will probably be asked if it is circled on their calendars just like it is on everyone else’s.1. Bob Bowlsby’s commentsThe Big 12 commissioner’s comments concerning the NCAA have sent wavelengths through not only the college football landscape but college athletics in general.Bowlsby thrashed the NCAA saying that “cheating pays” and that the NCAA “enforcement is broken.” This will absolutely be one of, if not the most, discussed topics at Big Ten Media Days, especially for OSU and PSU, who have been the most recent Big Ten schools to receive heavy punishments for NCAA violations. read more

EBD attempted robbery Police busts 6 in stolen vehicle with guns

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandit shot in robbery attempt on Soesdyke businessmanAugust 18, 2017In “Crime”Corporal arrested following robbery of Prison OfficerFebruary 18, 2018In “Crime”Gunman apprehended while attempting to rob Gafoors’ customerOctober 5, 2018In “Crime” Police on Tuesday evening managed to apprehend six males shortly after a report of an attempted robbery on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).The weapons, ammunition and items recovered by the policeBased on information received, the suspects reportedly attempted to commit a robbery under arms on a 63-year-old poultry farmer at his Supply, EBD home.According to the police in a released statement, the farmer, identified as Michael Chang Yuen, a Chinese national, was in the company of his two sons relaxing at home when he heard noises emanating from the direction of his eastern door. Upon investigating, the elderly man reported that he observed four men in his yard.As such, he immediately raised an alarm causing the alleged perpetrators to panic and escape in a waiting hire car, HC 4543.The businessman reportedly contacted the police resulting in the law enforcement ranks setting up a road block in the vicinity of the Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara.The road block resulted in the six men- four of whom suspected to have attempted the robbery- being apprehended.Their motorcar was then searched and police discovered two 9 MM pistols- one with the serial number filed out- along with twenty two live rounds, one Beretta pistol with eleven live rounds, one .32 Taurus pistol –with the serial number filed out- along with six live rounds, one sledge hammer, two pairs of latex gloves and trade plates.Further investigations, by the police, revealed that the motorcar the six were travelling in was stolen during a robbery under arms committed on the owner on vehicle on March 25, 2018, at Princes Street, Georgetown. read more

It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted

first_imgThe diplomatic reaction continued through the month, with comments from Amnesty International and condemnations from the UN Security Council.Britain, France and the US, as well as China and Israel, help in the search. The US says it is using drones as part of the surveillance.On 12 May, another Boko Haram video is released. This time, the group claims the girls have been converted to Islam and will not be released until a number of militant prisoners are freed.Cameroon President Paul Biya issued a declaration of war on Boko Haram on 17 May following a meeting in Paris between his country, Nigeria, Benin, Chad and Niger.However, the parents of the girls have still had little or no contact with authorities. Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok on 19 May Source: AP/Press Association ImagesOn 7 June, local residents say that another 20 young mothers have been abducted.During a World Cup game on 18 June, 21 people perished in a Boko Haram bomb attack at a viewing centre. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe following week, another wave of violence as 68 girls and women abducted on 24 June and 21 killed in a shopping centre explosion the next day.July has brought much silence for the victims and families until last week when Goodluck Jonathan said he would meet the relatives of the hostages. He extended the invite after coming under pressure from activist Malala Yousafzai.However, the families rejected the offer because it was not extended to all relatives.The talks were eventually held today in Abuja with the girls who escaped also in attendance.“It was a very peaceful and loving meeting. No arguments,” said Ayuba Chibok, who has nieces among the hostages.Jonathan “said he would use every capability for the girls to come back… For me, I want to wait to see if there is improvement,” Chibok added. “I want to see action.”According to one AFP reporter, the meeting was emotionally charged with some bursting into tears when they entered the room.Additional reporting by AFPColumn: ‘Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent’ TODAY MARKS THE 100th day since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria – and there is no indication yet of when or if they will be returned by Boko Haram.Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with the parents of the girls – and some of those who escaped for the very first time today.So, what has been happening over the past three months?On 14 April, 276 girls were abducted from the Chibok region of the country. The case attracted worldwide attention and an international relief effort.Some of the girls managed to escape but there are still 219 in captivity.The youngest victim is 12 and the oldest 17 years old. On the fateful day, members of the terrorist group entered the boarding school, rounded up the students from their dormitories and forced them onto trucks which were driven into the dense bush.The following month, on 5 May, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video taking responsibility for the abduction. He said that he would sell the girls as slaves or child brides. A social media campaign with a hashtag #BringBackOurGirls was started with Michelle Obama joining on 7 May.center_img Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo pic.twitter.com/glDKDotJRt— First Lady- Archived (@FLOTUS44) May 7, 2014 Source: The First Lady/Twitterlast_img read more

Google expected to unify chat under the name Babble

first_imgGoogle’s quest to continue unifying their products is about to enter its next phase. According to multiple sources, the company’s next step includes unifying their messaging platforms into a single service, which is expected to be called Babble.Google’s got a huge communication problem right now. If you take a look at all of their services, you’ll find a series of communications platforms that don’t interact with each other very well, if at all. Google Talk, Hangout, Voice, Messenger, Chat for Drive collaboration, and the pseudo Google Talk for G+ all function just a little differently from one another. The only two to really function together are Google Talk for Gmail and G+, but ask anyone using the two systems and you’ll hear just how bad things are right now.There’s not an easy fix for the situation, but a cross platform solution would enable Google to overtake platforms like iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger in one sweeping gesture. According to multiple sources reporting separately to Geek.com, this service is being called Babble, and it’s being built fresh from the ground up to solve these problems.Babble continues Google’s trend towards organization by conversation. You can share photos in chat windows just like you would in G+ Messenger, start a Hangout with anyone in your contact list, and the conversations are threaded across all the existing services. Moving forward, the individual services will all be pushed onto the single platform, and you’ll be able to use the same chat window across all of Google’s products with the same features available everywhere. It’s not so much releasing a new product as it is pulling together all of the existing products under a single branding.Most of Google’s chat services over the years have been cobbled together from sealed off manipulations of an open chat platform called XMPP. The service is flexible, scalable, and has served Google well for quite a while. Google’s recent decision to block non-native XMPP requests is the first step towards building their own closed communications platform. In order to use Google’s chat service, especially the new Babble service, you’ll need to be using it the way Google wants you to use it. That’s not going to sit well with many users at first, but the quality and performance of the service will be more than enough to make most users happy.No official timeframe for the release of this rebranding has been made clear, but we’ve been told to expect a presentation on the unification of these products during Google IO this year. Since this service comes with a new app across Android and Chrome OS, it’s not totally clear how it will be unveiled officially.For now, users should just be excited that Google is finally addressing an issue that has been affecting their platforms for several years now.last_img read more

Mac les prix augmentent

first_imgMac : les prix augmententÉtats-Unis – Apple équipe davantage et améliore ses ordinateurs. Une bonne nouvelle, sauf pour les prix qui grimpent. Revue générale des nouveaux équipements des Mac.Apple augmente la capacité de toutes ses machines. Avec le Magic Trackpad, la firme à la pomme développe un pavé numérique spacieux et sans fil. Son prix ? 69 euros avec un chargeur de piles estimé à 29 euros. Les Mac Pro, eux, sont maintenant équipés de puces allant jusqu’à 12 cœurs physiques et de barrettes mémoires à 1333 MHz. Leurs cartes graphiques ont une capacité d’1 Go et les écrans affichent désormais une meilleure définition sur un 27 pouces (2560×1440). L’ensemble de ces améliorations a forcément un prix. Pour un Mac Pro de base, il fallait débourser 2299 euros contre 2399 euros désormais. Un assemblage à 2999 euros est quant à lui estimé à 3399 euros aujourd’hui. Le 28 juillet 2010 à 11:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mercure pourrait avoir abrité un ancien océan de lave

first_imgMercure pourrait avoir abrité un ancien océan de lave Mercure aurait eu un océan de lave à sa surface, il y a plus de 4 milliards d’années : c’est ce que révèle une expérience récemment publiée par des scientifiques du Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Mercure n’a pas fini de nous surprendre : après la découverte de glace en grandes quantités sur la planète la plus proche du Soleil, nous apprenons désormais qu’il se pourrait bien qu’un océan de lave ait existé à sa surface il y a environ 4 milliards d’années. Cette hypothèse a été exposée dans une récente expérience publiée sur Earth and Planetary Science Letters par des scientifiques du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), qui ont utilisé les données récoltées par la sonde Messenger. Lancée par la NASA en 2004, Messenger est en orbite autour de Mercure depuis mars 2011 et en fournit une cartographie très détaillée. En étudiant les données de la sonde, les scientifiques ont identifié à la surface de la planète, deux compositions de roches distinctes. Ceci les a amenés à s’interroger sur le processus géologique à l’origine d’une telle différence. Pour le savoir, l’équipe a décidé de reconstituer les deux types de roches retrouvées sur la surface de Mercure afin de les soumettre à une série d’expériences. Des roches issues d’une même région ? Dans ce but, l”équipe a observé les ratios d’éléments chimiques présents dans les roches tels que l’oxyde de magnésium, le dioxyde de silicium et l’oxyde d’aluminium. Puis ils ont utilisé des poudres de ces éléments afin de retrouver les bonnes concentrations. “Nous avons juste mélangé ces éléments dans les bonnes proportions et nous avons obtenu une copie synthétique de ce qu’il y a à la surface de Mercure”, a expliqué Timothy Grove, professeur de géologie au MIT, dans un communiqué.De là, les chercheurs ont fait fondre les échantillons de roche synthétique dans un fourneau, en faisant varier la température pour simuler des processus géologiques capables de provoquer la formation de cristaux et éventuellement de roches. “Vous pouvez dire ce qu’il se passe alors que le mélange fondu se refroidit et que les cristaux se forment et changent la composition chimique de la roche fondue restante”, a précisé le scientifique.  Après que les échantillons se sont refroidis, les chercheurs ont isolé les petits cristaux et fait fondre les poches pour les analyser. Ils ont tout d’abord cherché des scénarios dans lesquels les compositions originales des deux roches seraient liées. Par exemple, les deux pourraient provenir d’une même région : l’une aurait alors davantage cristallisé que l’autre, créant des compositions distinctes mais liées.Un océan présent très tôt dans l’existence de Mercure Toutefois, ils sont arrivés à la conclusion que les deux compositions étaient trop différentes pour que les roches soient issues d’une même région et qu’elles proviendraient donc de deux zones séparées de la planète. Selon Grove, la plus simple explication serait alors le fameux océan de magma qui aurait sur la durée, formé différentes compositions de cristaux au fur et à mesure qu’il se solidifiait. “Ce qui est vraiment fascinant sur Mercure, c’est que ça ne s’est pas passé hier. La croûte est probablement vieille de plus de 4 milliards d’années, cet océan de magma est donc une caractéristique très ancienne”, a déclaré le chercheur du MIT. Selon l’équipe, l’océan de magma existait très tôt dans l’existence de Mercure – probablement dès le premier million d’années et jusqu’à 10 millions d’années. Il aurait alors pu être créé par les violents processus déjà à l’origine de la planète. À lire aussiDes chercheurs auraient découvert l’origine de la mystérieuse lumière verte observée par la NASATandis que la nébuleuse solaire se condensait, des morceaux et des pièces sont entrés en collision et ont créé de plus gros morceaux pour former de petites, puis de plus larges planètes. Or, ce processus de collision et d’accrétion a peut-être produit suffisamment d’énergie pour fondre complètement la planète. Un scénario qui rend l’existence d’un ancien océan de lave tout à fait possible.  De nouvelles connaissances sur l’évolution planétaire “L’acquisition de données par la sonde doit être combinée par des expériences en laboratoire. Bien que ces données aient elles-mêmes de la valeur, des études expérimentales sur ces compositions permettent aux scientifiques d’atteindre le prochain niveau dans l’interprétation de l’évolution planétaire”, a commenté Bernard Charlier, autre scientifique impliqué dans l’étude.”C’est un premier pas très important vers le fait de passer de données intéressantes à une réelle compréhension”, a ajouté de son côté Larry Nittler, chercheur à la Carnegie Institution of Washington qui étudie aussi avec ses collègues les données de Messenger. Le 24 février 2013 à 11:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Construction of McKibbin Center to start in June

first_img CDM Caregiving Services announced Friday that it will begin construction of the McKibbin Center in central Vancouver next month.Plans have been in place for years, but now the $3.485 million resource center for people who are aging or have disabilities is fully funded. The 9,720-square-foot facility will be built on part of the parking lot at Share’s Fromhold Service Center along Andresen Road. The McKibbin Center is named after community leader John McKibbin, who died in a plane crash in March 2016.A handful of donors helped purchase the land from Share in 2012, with the last several years being focused on raising money for building construction. CDM will move out of the building it currently leases at 2409 Broadway St. The new location is more centrally located for clients coming from Clark County’s east side.“We’re so grateful to have a place that will really be our own,” said Eric Erickson, executive of the nonprofit that provides adult day care, therapies and assisted living services.He estimates the new building will be complete in February. Its opening will fill a gap created by the recent closure of Innovative Services NW’s adult day care center. CDM took on many of those clients, shifting its focus from primarily just seniors to include younger people with developmental disabilities, Erickson said.“We’re trying to serve everybody,” he said. “Having the new building will make it so much easier because we’ll have basically double the amount of room.” click to enlargelast_img read more

3Day Bahamas and Turks Caicos Public Forecast

first_imgTROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE THE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM RINA… ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS. EXTENDED FORECAST :THE SURFACE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT WESTWARDS AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE THROUGH THURSDAY…WHILE A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO DRIFT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ON FRIDAY.WEATHER OUTLOOK:FORECAST FOR    THURSDAY WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN. CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDSWEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT…BOATERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE        85        °F        29        °COVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE   72        °F        22        °C NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH SPOTTY SHOWERS AND A FEW POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS…TURNING MAINLY FAIR TONIGHT WITH A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO.ADVISORY: EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS, BUT FALLING LIGHT & VARIABLE AT TIMES.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN. SUNRISE       6:22AMSUNSET         5:25PMMOONSET:  10:51AMMOONRISE: 10:03PMHIGH TIDE:  10:46AM         &         11:14PMLOW TIDE:    5:18PM           &         5:22AM THU FORECAST FOR    FRIDAYWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS BUT INCREASING 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS FRIDAY NIGHT.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, BUT INCREASING 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS FRIDAY NIGHT. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 8, 2017 – Nassau – PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2017, ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.GENERAL SITUATION: A SURFACE TROUGH IS NEAR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…WHILE MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING OVER THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SUPPORTS WIDESPREAD CLOUDINESS WITH INCREASED SHOWER CHANCES.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/vd Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Longerrange Nissan Leaf Plus starts at 37445

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 31 Photos Electric Cars Hatchbacks Share your voice Review • 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: More range, more power 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Enlarge ImageLeaf Plus trims get a few extra bits of kit that the regular Leafs do not. For example, the low-range Leaf S doesn’t include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but the S Plus does. Steven Ewing/Roadshow If you want the extra 75 miles of range that the Nissan Leaf Plus offers over its standard sibling, you’ll have to pay for it.The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus starts at $37,445, including $895 for destination. That doesn’t account for any tax rebates or any other incentives offered by state or local governments, which will vary from location to location. Standard kit on the Leaf includes automatic headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a quick-charge port and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s $6,560 more than the base trim on the regular Leaf.Step up to the SV Plus trim, and you get HD radio capability, fog lights, NissanConnect EV telematics, adaptive cruise control. You also get a greater choice of options, which include LED headlights, a power driver’s seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. This trim will set you back $39,405 including destination, again costing about $6,000 more than the lower-range SV trim.At the top of the lineup is the SL Plus. This adds a suite of standard safety systems including automatic high beams, autobrake, lane-keep assist and the ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous lane-holding system. It also adds all the optional kit mentioned in the last paragraph, plus heated side mirrors, leather-appointed seats, rear climate-control vents, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, a surround-view camera system and blind spot monitoring. It’s also $43,445, again representing a roughly $6,000 premium over the low-range SV trim.The Leaf Plus looks a little different than the regular Leaf, adding a few blue highlights on the front end and, obviously, Leaf Plus badging. Not only does the Leaf Plus offer more range, it also offers a higher-output electric motor, which puts out 214 horsepower versus the lower-range variant’s 147 hp.The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus hits dealers this month. News • 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus officially achieves 226-mile range, but there’s a catch More about 2019 Nissan Leaf Pluscenter_img Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 3 More From Roadshow Preview • 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus first drive: Expanding the EV’s appeal Nissan Comments Nissanlast_img read more

British Airways resolves tech problems but warns people to expect major delays

first_imgThe airline apologized to customers in an afternoon statement noting that the problem was resolved.”We have resolved the temporary systems issue from this morning which affected a number of our flights today,” it said via email. “Our flights are returning to normal, however there may be some knock-on operational disruption as a result of the issue earlier. We continue to advise customers to check ba.com for the latest flight information before coming to the airport.”People on short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports due to travel on Wednesday are getting the chance to rebook their journey from Aug. 8 to 13, the airline said, while people whose flights are canceled can get a refund or rebook.The airline had similar problems in May 2017, when a massive IT failure forced it to cancel all flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Last month, it was hit with a major fine over a 2018 data breach that impacted 500,000 people.First published at 3 a.m. PT.Updated at 8:40 a.m. PT: Notes that problem has been resolved. How you change an Airbus A380 engine null Tags Major computer failure with British Airways at Gatwick this morning. This is the queue for the queue at check in. Currently stuck on ground cos pilot can’t get data. Set off early if you have a flight pic.twitter.com/hL37TGRJ70— David Hewson (@david_hewson) August 7, 2019 Share your voicecenter_img British Airways flights were disrupted by tech problems Wednesday. Kent German/CNET British Airways travelers found themselves waiting at UK airports for hours early Wednesday, due to problems with its online check-ins, flight departure systems and app. The airline is used “back-up manual systems” to keep flights operating, and said in the afternoon that the problem was resolved.Nearly 100 flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick have been canceled, and 200 have been delayed, according to ITV. Flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin have suffered similar problems, the Guardian and the Irish Times noted.Long lines formed at airports across the UK, However, the problem isn’t global and hasn’t impacted flights at every airport, the BBC reported.  0 23 Photos Tech Industrylast_img read more

IBTimes Special Revisiting all Cricket World Cup Finals – 1983

first_img ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad The persuasion worked and was justified when Richards got a top edge of the bowling of Lal. The ball hung in the air and so did the match. Kapil Dev found himself in a very awkward position as he was running towards the boundary on the leg side while also having to look up at the ball. But the legendary all-rounder refused to take his eyes off the ball and took the catch that, essentially, won the match.In the replays of this most famous catch in Indian cricket history, it seemed that the Indian captain had a smile on his face while he waited for the ball to descent into his palms. However, Kapil has repeatedly asserted that he had no time to think or smile at that moment.The wicket of Richards opened the floodgates and Windies were reduced to 76/6. The match seemed to be in India’s hands but there was fight left in the West Indies team and their keeper Dujon along with Malcolm Marshall had a 43-run partnership which brought the West Indians back into the game.Then, Kapil Dev brought Mohinder Amarnath back into the attack and he bowled what he himself described as an innocuous delivery that Dujon wasn’t sure whether to play or not. He, somehow contrived to play it onto his stumps. That ended West Indies’ chances and when Michael Holding was trapped lbw by Amarnath, India had won the cup. It was one of the greatest moments in Indian cricket’s history and in the history of the relatively young Indian republic. West Indies lost their throne and since then, haven’t regained it. Closecenter_img Kapil Dev with the World Cup trophy in 1983Twitter/Cricket World CupContinuing our series that looks back at all the 11 World Cup Finals played so far, today we review the famous 1983 World Cup Final which produced one of the biggest upsets in the history of the game. A completely unfancied Indian team, hitherto thought unsuited to the ODI game, took on the mighty West Indians at the ground where Clive Lloyd’s men had won the cup on two previous occasions – Lord’s.1983 – India vs West Indies (Lord’s)Defending champions West Indies seemed inexorably headed to their third consecutive world title in ODI cricket when they faced the underdogs India in the Final of the 1983 World Cup. The only worry, if there was one, for the all-conquering Windies team of that era was a defeat they had suffered at the hands of the Indians earlier on in the tournament.But this was the Final where the Caribbean side were supposed to be at their best. Sunil Gavaskar, India’s best batsman was dismissed cheaply early on in the Indian innings. Then, Krishnamachari Srikanth and Mohinder Amarnath put up some resistance before they also gave way. After that, the Indian innings sputtered on till the 55th over and could only muster 183 runs.Chasing 184 in 60 overs with the likes of Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Larry Gomes and Jeffrey Dujon looked ridiculously easy for the West Indians. But Dujon, the wicketkeeper had a premonition that things might get tricky and as he was walking off, he told one of his teammates that this target could prove to be difficult.Vivian Richards, batting at number 3 in the batting line-up, seemed hell bent on crushing India’s hopes and was going smoothly at over run-a-ball in his innings. Then came the decisive moment of the match. Madan Lal, treated disdainfully by King Viv in his previous over, demanded from his captain Kapil Dev that he be given one more. The reason cited by the bowler was a sense of carelessness that he perceived in the demeanour of Richards while he batted against his medium pace bowling.last_img read more

8th St Arts Park

first_imgDance studio Dance Place is scheduled to host an “Arts Park at N.E. DC 8th St.” on March 31. The alley will have artistic surfacing, lighting, community gardens, and public art commissions. The space is anticipated to become avenue for cultural programming that includes performances,visual arts, horticulture, creative play and more. The event is scheduled to run from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To RSVP, email artspark@danceplace.org or call 202-269-1600.last_img

This Fabric Automatically Cools or Heats Depending on Conditions

first_img Microbes Eat Waste To Produce Eco-friendly FabricSynthetic Spider Silk Is on the Way (Finally) This could be a game-changer for both marathon runners and Alpine adventurers: Scientists have developed a fabric that changes its insulating properties in response to the environment.Researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) have created a material that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it. When conditions are warm and moist, such as those near a sweating body, the fabric allows infrared radiation (heat) to pass through. When conditions become cooler and drier, the fabric reduces the heat that escapes.The research is described in the Feb. 8, 2019 issue of the journal Science.The fabric was created from specially engineered yarn that expand or contract in response to heat and humidity. Under hot and humid conditions, when the yarn is hot or wet, it collapses into a tight bundle, effectively opening gaps in the cloth to expel heat.The opposite effect occurs in cool conditions, when the textile is cold or dry: the fibers expand, reducing gaps to prevent heat from escaping.This acts as a heat regulating-switch, which automatically turns on or off depending on your level of thermal discomfort, said YuHuang Wang, a UMD professor of chemistry and biochemistry and one of the paper’s corresponding authors.The yarn that makes up this auto-regulating fabric can be woven, washed, and dyed much like other performance fabrics. (Photo Credit: Faye Levine/University of Maryland)Many fabrics already trap infrared radiation to keep us warm, but can’t vary by how much they do so. The same goes for moisture-wicking fabrics that are often used by people when they exercise to help regulate their temperature. The UMD team’s fabric can vary the amount of infrared radiated by 35 per cent as the humidity of the underlying skin changes.The new fabric is also said to work almost instantly, so that even before someone realizes they are getting hot, their garment immediately starts cooling them down.The yarn that makes up this auto-regulating fabric can be woven, washed, and dyed much like other performance fabrics.“This pioneering work provides an exciting new switchable characteristic for comfort-adjusting clothing,” said Ray Baughman, a professor of chemistry at the University of Texas who was not involved in the study. “Textiles were known that increase porosity in response to sweat or increasing temperature, as well as textiles that transmit the infrared radiation associated with body temperatures. However, no one before had found a way to switch both the porosity and infrared transparency of a textile so as to provide increased comfort in response to environmental conditions.”Scientists have knitted the fabric into a piece of material almost five square feet in size. It is set to be tested by a clothing company and could be available in two years. Materials used for the base fiber are readily available and the carbon coating can be easily added during standard dyeing process, according to the researchers.More on Geek.com:Under Armour Will Design Space Suits for Virgin Galactic AstronautsThese Eco-Friendly Jackets Are Filled With Bison FurGoogle and Levi’s Smart Jacket Will Keep You From Forgetting Your Phone Stay on targetlast_img read more

Awarding ecofriendly Puja organisers

first_imgDurga Puja is not only the biggest festival in West Bengal but with the spreading Bengali diaspora, the festival has gained national and global mass scale recognition. About 700 Durga Puja celebrations take place during the month of Ashwin of the Bengali calendar in the whole Delhi-NCR. It is the time when devotees worship the mother Goddess for the want of victory against the all powerful vices of life. In every nook and corner of the city, wherever a few Bengalis can come together,  they celebrate Durga Puja by putting up a temporary structure of bamboo, wooden frame and other materials and decorating them to replicate the structural marvels of the human civilization. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the midst of this it is very important to maintain the ecological balance and the environment for the betterment of our society. At the end of the festivity people tend to forget about cleanliness. Bengal Association New Delhi,  pioneered the concept of recognising the Puja committees who, besides putting up gorgeous mandaps and idols also think about the future of mother earth and contribute by promoting eco-friendliness of their respective Pujas.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the last three years Bengal Association, New Delhi pioneered the thought of having an ‘Eco-friendly Puja Mandap Sharodotsav Samman’ for the best Puja Committee in Delhi-NCR who have taken care of the ecology while having the festival performed. More than the opulence, the award concentrates on maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene in the Puja mandaps, keeping proper fire fighting measures, having clean and usable toilets close to the mandap etc. All in all raising awareness about the ecology and environment for the betterment of the future.  The Additional Secretary of the Association Mrinal Biswas said, “This award has been embraced by various Puja committees with utmost sincerity and enthusiasm and more than forty Puja committees have participated in the competition.” The backbone of the Association and the brain and heart behind the huge effort, General Secretary of the Association, Tapan Sengupta said, “It is indeed a huge effort on the part of the Association, to actually have come up with the idea of conducting such a competition, which is the first effort of putting eco-friendliness in the picture of festivity. It needs meticulous planning and efforts of all the members of the Executive Committee of the Association for the visit each and every Puja mandap by the independent judges and looking into the every aspect of the requirement of the award in every mandap by them. It is also very important to maintain the impartiality and neutrality of the judgment so that more and more awareness is generated amongst the Puja committees.”Sengupta executed the whole process of arranging the conveyance for the judges, co-ordinating with the Puja committees and then facilitating the final decision making process done by the judges.The Judges visited the participating Puja mandaps from Friday to Sunday after which the results has been declared then on Maha Ashtami. The prizes will be presented on the Bijoya Sammilani organised by Bengal Association on October 23 at Muktadhara Auditorium near Gole Market, New Delhi.last_img read more

The future of the digital assistant Cortana

first_imgThe future of the digital assistant Cortana by Martin Brinkmann on January 21, 2019 in Microsoft – 15 commentsMicrosoft introduced the personal assistant Cortana in 2015 when it released the Windows 10 operating system (and even earlier on Windows Phone). Just like Microsoft tried to get a fast start with Windows 10 by offering it for free, it attempted to push Cortana by integrating it deeply into the Windows 10 operating system.Microsoft merged search with Cortana so that any user who used search was exposed to the personal assistant at the same time at first.Windows 10 users could use Cortana for a variety of tasks, e.g. for answering questions, set reminders, or to control music.The tight integration was not enough to establish Cortana as a competitor to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant; Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the decision to reposition Cortana. Instead of playing catch-up with the two dominating assistants, Microsoft will now attempt to make Cortana a skill that is compatible with these devices.The company integrated Amazon Alexa already with Cortana, and it plans to do the same for Google Assistant. Integration would improve Microsoft’s reach significantly and users could integrate Microsoft products, e.g. Outlook functionality, with personal assistants that they have at home or work already.The Verge reports that Microsoft would like for Cortana to become available as a skill of other digital assistants, like Microsoft “apps on Android or iOS”.Current Windows 10 Insider Builds confirm a change in strategy. Microsoft plans to split Search and Cortana in Windows 10 version 1903, the upcoming version of Windows 10.Instead of launching the new version of Windows 10 with Cortana and search combined, Windows 10 version 1903 will have them split. Users who want to run searches can do so without having to deal with Cortana, and those who want to run Cortana can activate the personal assistant without having to deal with search.Closing WordsMicrosoft wants Cortana to become an essential skill, not only on Windows devices but also on mobile devices and smart speakers. Cortana could become an interface to control Microsoft services using non-Microsoft digital assistants.Only time will tell if that strategy will be more successful, or if Microsoft will retire Cortana in the coming years.I don’t use personal assistants and have no intention of using them at this stage.Now You: Do you use digital assistants?SummaryArticle NameThe future of the digital assistant CortanaDescriptionMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed plans recently to reposition the digital assistant Cortana in the personal assistant market.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Municipal manager injured in crash

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Okhahlamba municipal manager was involved in a crash this morning (July 26) on the R616.It is alleged that he lost control of his vehicle. Also read: 2 injured as vehicle rolls near Ladysmith’s Indoor Sports Complexcenter_img Also read: Taxi crashes into Ladysmith home after collisionEmergency officials responded to the scene.The Okhahlamba municipal manager sustained slight injuries and was stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being transported to hospital for further treatment.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more