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Canada files North Pole competing claim with Russia DenmarkCanada files North Pole competing claim with Russia Denmark

first_imgCanada is heading for negotiations over who owns the North Pole.After years of delay and political arm-twisting, Canada has made a claim to a vast portion of the Arctic seabed that includes the North Pole.The claim sets up the federal government for talks with Russian and Denmark, which had already filed their own claims.Canada document was filed last week with a United Nations body that is to determine the scientific validity of each country’s version of where the lines on the map should be.A decision is to be made after negotiations between the three countries.Canada’s submission is late — the previous federal government nixed plans for a claim in 2013 that didn’t include the North Pole.The Canadian Presslast_img

Google Android users get browser search options in EU caseGoogle Android users get browser search options in EU case

LONDON — Google says it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ruling.The U.S. internet giant said Thursday that following an Android update, users will be shown two new screens giving them the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers.The EU’s executive Commission slapped Google with a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) antitrust fine in July after finding that it abused the dominance of Android to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing consumer choice.The commission had ordered Google to come up with a remedy or face further fines.Android is the most widely used mobile operating system, beating even Apple’s iOS.The Associated Press read more

UNbacked World Migratory Bird Day puts spotlight on land sustainabilityUNbacked World Migratory Bird Day puts spotlight on land sustainability

The theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is “Land use changes from a bird’s-eye view” and events, including bird festivals and bird-watching trips, will be held in more than 50 countries to mark the occasion. “Although migratory birds face many serious threats, the way humans use the land around them has by fare the greatest negative effect,” said Bert Lenten, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species and initiator of the WMBD campaign.“Unsustainable human land use, whether through deforestation, intensive agriculture, bio-fuel production, land reclamation, urbanization and mining directly removes or damages the habitats of migratory birds, affecting their populations on a global scale.” Each year an estimated 50 billion birds – representing around 19 per cent of the world’s 10,000 bird species – migrate across vast swathes of the planet. But the loss and degradation of their natural habitats has become an increasing occurrence, mainly caused by the pressures of rapid urbanization and a steadily growing human population. Initiated in 2006, WMBD is an annual UN-backed campaign organized by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) – two intergovernmental wildlife treaties administered by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP). CMS and AEWA bring together governments and other stakeholders to coordinate and develop global flyways policies and work towards establishing a viable network of sites where migratory birds can breed, rest and refuel during their long journeys. 14 May 2011United Nations-backed events celebrating the annual migration of an estimated 50 billion birds are taking place this weekend as enthusiasts mark one of nature’s great wonders and highlight the negative effects that human activities can have on migratory birds and their habitats. read more

BHPB furthers owner mining strategy with completion of HWE buyout from LeightonBHPB furthers owner mining strategy with completion of HWE buyout from Leighton

first_imgBHP Billiton has completed its acquisition of a series of HWE Mining contract mining subsidiaries from Leighton Holdings. This follows on from a previously announced Heads of Agreement, signed on 9 August 2011. The acquisition relates to the mining equipment and related assets that service the Area C, Yandi and Orebody 23/25 operations. These operations collectively account for almost 70% of Western Australia Iron Ore’s total material movement.BHP Billiton President Iron Ore, Ian Ashby said: “With the legal and due diligence processes now complete, our primary focus moves to ensuring the integration of the highly skilled workforce into the BHP Billiton business in a safe and efficient manner.” The acquisition is consistent with BHP Billiton’s previously stated intention to move the Western Australia Iron Ore business from contract mining to owner-operator mining.The fleets involved are sizeable. HWE’s operations at Yandi, for example, include 16 Caterpillar 785B/C and 13 Caterpillar 789B/C haul trucks as well as five D10R and two D11R crawler dozers, seven wheel loaders (Caterpillar 988G/992G and 994D), two Komatsu and two LeTourneau wheel loaders. It is also one of the operations where surface miners have been successful; Yandi uses two Takraf TSM300 surface miners and two Vermeer T1255 machines. Area C uses mainly hydraulic excavators for loading instead of wheel loaders, including Hitachi, Liebherr and Terex models.last_img read more

Tire pressure monitoring upgrades for PressurePro ITMTire pressure monitoring upgrades for PressurePro ITM

first_imgAdvantage PressurePro, provider of commercial tire pressure monitoring technology has  several upgrades and technology developments to the Flex Intelligent Monitor (ITM). These developments aim to give customers greater functionality and customisation that was previously not possible on the TPMS market. The PressurePro Flex ITM, traditionally used to allow users to display readings and alerts from PressurePro’s Universal Repeaters, allowing fully automated drop-and-hook monitoring for multi-trailer fleets, now allows users to set custom reference pressures and custom temperature alert levels. The PressurePro’s Configuration Software upgrades allow easy in-shop installation of Sensors to the Monitor.Vanessa Hargrave, PressurePro’s Director of Marketing said “The new upgrades also allow integrators an easier way to connect to the Flex ITM to through a serial port, directly to the integrator’s communication box, utilising RS232 protocols. Essentially, these upgrades help PressurePro maintain our ranking as the most trusted name in Commercial TPMS while at the same time allowing us to again raise the market’s bar on ease of use and advanced functionality.”last_img read more

Lhomme préhistorique étaitil doté de compassionLhomme préhistorique étaitil doté de compassion

first_imgL’homme préhistorique était-il doté de compassion ?Une étude menée par des archéologues de l’université de York, au Royaume-Uni, a tenté de déceler chez l’homme préhistorique des indices d’une forme de compassion. Si les sentiments laissent bien sûr peu de traces archéologiques, ces chercheurs se sont intéressés aux restes d’hommes invalides ou âgés, qui n’auraient pas pu survivre seuls sans l’aide de leurs pairs.”Nous avons traditionnellement prêté beaucoup d’attention à la façon dont les premiers humains pensaient les uns aux autres, mais il serait temps de savoir s’ils prenaient soin les uns des autres” souligne l’archéologue Penny Spikins, dont les travaux ont été publiés dans le journal britannique Time and Mind. Néandertal n’était pas la brute épaisse qui nous a souvent été présentée. Alors que nous savons par exemple qu’Homo neanderthalensis pouvait parler, qu’il enterrait ses morts, ou encore qu’il concevait des objets non utilitaires attestant d’une pensée symbolique, des chercheurs britanniques se sont interrogés sur la possible compassion qu’il ressentait.”Lorsque nous nous interrogeons sur les comportements associés aux individus des sociétés passées, nous avons tendance à nous focaliser sur leurs mœurs guerrières, synonymes de violence et de cruauté, explique Penny Spikins. Mais il est important de souligner que les émotions positives comme la compassion ou le remords ont été des points clés de la réussite évolutive de certaines espèces comme de la nôtre” ajoute-t-elle.Pour mener leurs recherches, les archéologues se sont penchés sur les traces d’individus malades ou infirmes, qui ne pouvaient vraisemblablement pas se débrouiller seuls. C’est notamment le cas du Vieil homme de Shanidar, qui a vécu il y a 70.000 ans environ, en Irak. Aveugle, sourd, privé de son bras droit et souffrant de problèmes de locomotion, il a vécu pendant 25 à 30 ans dans cet état. En Espagne ont été découvertes les traces d’un enfant Homo heidelbergensis (antérieur à Néandertal) souffrant de synostose crânienne précoce qui entraîne un développement anormal du cerveau et une déformation du crâne. L’enfant était probablement atteint d’un handicap mental important, et a pourtant vécu entre cinq et huit ans.Si ce type de détails est rare, ces derniers n’en demeurent pas moins de précieux indices d’une possible compassion chez l’homme préhistorique. Les chercheurs suggèrent plusieurs étapes du développement de ce sentiment altruiste, des simples gestes de réconfort de l’ancêtre commun à l’homme et au chimpanzé il y a 6 millions d’années, aux hommes modernes, il y a 120.000 ans, dont la compassion s’est étendue aux étrangers, aux animaux ou aux objets. Certains scientifiques se montrent plus sceptiques. C’est le cas de Jean-Jacques Hublin, professeur à l’Institut Max Planck d’anthropologie évolutive de Leipzig, en Allemagne, qui voit en ces recherches “une tentation anthropocentrique courante d’humanisation des homininés, même anciens. Lorsque nous nous basons sur les émotions que nous ressentons actuellement pour retracer ce qu’ont pu éprouver les premiers hommes, il est facile de projeter nos propres affects”, explique-t-il.Le 6 novembre 2010 à 12:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Zidane Benzema is a real team playerZidane Benzema is a real team player

first_imgFormer Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes that Karim Benzema is “a real team player”The French forward managed just 11 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions in Zidane’s final season in charge of Real.Yet the 46-year-old kept faith in Benzema, who repaid the coach by playing a key role in securing their third straight Champions League title.But, following Zidane’s departure in May, questions over Benzema’s importance to Real have arisen.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Karim was important for the balance of the side in terms of how I wanted the team to attack,” Zidane told UEFA.“He helped to implement our possession game by playing his teammates in. He makes himself available and is a real team player.”Benzema has begun life under new head coach Julen Lopetegui in impressive fashion by scoring five goals in four games.last_img read more

Minister School Visits Marks New TermMinister School Visits Marks New Term

first_img Related Items:akierra missick, cheryl ann jones, clement howell, edgar howell, education department, enid capron, ianthe pratt, oseta jolly, russel cox Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – The first day of the new Turks and Caicos Islands new public school term was marked by a visit by the Deputy Premier and senior government officials to public schools today, Monday, 8 September 2014.The Hon. Akierra Missick, who is also Minister for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture visited all three public schools on Providenciales in order to bring in the new academic year, welcome two new school principals, and to see for herself the progress made in the summer repair and refurbishment programmes in each property. She visited Clement Howell High School, Ianthe Pratt and Enid Capron Primaries, with the public schools on the other inhabited islands being visited throughout September.“It is great to see the staff and students returning to their classrooms after the one week delay caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal,” said Minister Akierra Missick. “The country is really bouncing back from the flooding, and the way that the parents and private companies around our public schools have joined in the effort to get things ready for the new term is very inspiring. “It is great to see new people with new ideas, in the form of our two new principals at Enid Capron and Clement Howell schools. I would like to congratulate them and send them our best wishes as they rise to their new challenges of professionally managing their establishments, and ensuring that their students are properly prepared for adult life, both academically, but also by becoming great citizens.”“I am very proud of my team over these past few weeks,” said Deputy Secretary Russell Cox. “They rose to the challenge of recovering from the storm and have also delivered a substantial work programme in our schools. I am sure that students, parents and teachers will welcome the repair and maintenance works conducted and will play their part in looking after our schools estate.” The Ministers were joined on their facility tour by Education, Youth Sport and Culture’s Permanent Secretary Cheryl Ann Jones and Director of Education Edgar Howell.ENDS Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Recommended for you Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Education Minister tours schools this weeklast_img read more

Former FHP trooper accused of buying heroin from undercover copFormer FHP trooper accused of buying heroin from undercover cop

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A former Florida Highway Patrol trooper is accused of buying heroin from an undercover Miami-Dade Police officer.According to investigators, Alexander Annunziato bought two bags of the highly addictive drug from an undercover detective who was posing as a narcotics dealer.Officials said the incident happened earlier this week in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood.Annunziato was charged with purchasing a controlled substance. He was taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade.Annunziato has since bonded out. He has been suspended without pay from his current position as an assistant public defender.The former law enforcer is expected to appear in court June 13.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly January 8 2015Alaska News Nightly January 8 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioIs SB21 Working? Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage & Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauSince the Frank Murkowski administration, every Alaska governor has offered his or her own version of oil tax reform. Now, Governor Bill Walker is expressing concern with aspects of the current tax regime.Chugiak Lawmaker Proposes Legislature Move Jeremy Hsieh & Jennifer Canfield, KTOO – JuneauSen.-elect Bill Stoltze plans to introduce a bill to move the Alaska Legislature to Anchorage.On Murkowski’s First Day Chairing Energy Committee, Panel Passes Keystone Bill Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCSenator Lisa Murkowski held her first hearing today as chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The committee promptly passed the first priority of the Republican leadership: a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada through Nebraska. Murkowski also outlined what she wants the committee to accomplish.UAF To Field Wildfire Crew Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks will field a wildfire fighting crew. The tram will be staffed by students in a wild land fire science program.Petersburg’s New Superintendent Resigns Angela Denning, KFSK – PetersburgPetersburg’s School board will be searching for a new superintendent again this year. The superintendent of the school district has resigned after six months on the job.An LGBTQ Renaissance In Juneau Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauJuneau’s alliance group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people has been going through a renaissance with new board members and energy. Now, with recent grant funding, SEAGLA hopes to increase visibility and awareness in the capital city and beyond.Early Study Shows Surprising Optimism Among Homeless Alaska Natives Casey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauA University of Washington professor has found high levels of optimism among homeless Alaska Native elders living in Seattle, and he’s connected the finding to a strong desire to pass on knowledge and experiences to future generations.last_img read more

Bengaluru Army Major rapes colleague in car released on interim bailBengaluru Army Major rapes colleague in car released on interim bail

first_img Close (Representational Image)Creative CommonsIn a shocking incident, an army major in Bengaluru had allegedly raped his colleague in his car on the Old Airport Road in East Bengaluru. The incident occurred on February 4, 2019, and a case was registered against the army major two days later.The victim said that she had attended a senior colleague’s party on the night of February 4 and had returned home late at night. The accused, Major Choudhary, had gone to her house later and asked her out for a drive. The victim agreed since she was hungry and thought they could grab a bite to eat.According to a report by the Times of India, the accused then took the victim to an isolated location and they both consumed alcohol in the car. The victim, in her complaint, said that Major Choudhary then began to behave in an inappropriate manner with her.The major then started to touch her in an improper manner which made her uncomfortable. She asked him to take her back home and he started the car and began to drive. However, he stopped the car, pushed the victim to the backseat and went on to rape her. “He pushed me forcefully on to the back seat of the car and raped me before dropping me at my residence,” the victim said in her complaint.The woman was in shock for a few days. She mustered up courage and told her family members and her senior officials. She proceeded to give an oral complaint to them and as admitted at the Command Hospital for medical treatment.On February 15, the woman went to the Viveknagar police station to file an FIR since it was required for the court. A case was lodged against Major Choudhury under Sections 376 (rape) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Major Choudhury was then arrested but let go on interim bail.The case was then transferred to the Ulsoor police after the Viveknagar police identified the crime scene and saw it was not in their jurisdiction. “We’re investigating the case and will take legal action against the accused,” Rahulkumar Shahapurwad, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (east division) was quoted as saying by TOI. Therapeutic Applications Of Recreational Drugs On The Risecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/3:15Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

BCL Juba League men in drug dealing at 6 edu institutionsBCL Juba League men in drug dealing at 6 edu institutions

first_imgA total of 24 people, including seven leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and two Juba League men, are involved in drug dealing in six educational institutions of the capital.A sub-inspector of police is also involved in the drug trading, according to the home ministry’s latest list of drug dealers. Three private universities – Eastern University, United International University and World University – are on the list. The list also includes Dhaka University’s Institute of Leather Engineering and Technology, Jagannath University and Dhaka College.The home ministry list of drug peddlers in educational institutions reveals that Md Parvez, Md Showrav, Md Tushan, Md Jewel and Md Samrat, all of them BCL activists of the Jagannath University unit, are involved in the drug trade on the campus. An employee of the university cafeteria, Anwar Hossain, is on the list. “We are struggling to locate the students as the list doesn’t give their full names,” said Jagannath University proctor Nur Mohammad when asked about the matter.The proctor added that one man has so far been identified.About the cafeteria employee, the proctor said, “We have confirmed that he is not involved in drug peddling.”Earlier on 25 August 2011, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained Joynal Abedin aka Russel, general secretary of university’s BCL unit, among three others with 522 yaba pills from the capital’s Shantinagar area.Though Joynal was caught red handed with 200 yaba pills, he denied his arrest to Prothom Alo.The home ministry list did not include Joynal Abedin’s name.Monir, a sub-inspector of New Market police outpost, and two others were found involved in the drug trade on Dhaka College campus.Two others were named as Mamun and Md Polash.Prothom Alo investigation identified a few hot spots of the drug trade around the college campus. Priyangan Shopping Mall’s lane, the lane opposite Eastern Mollika Shopping Mall, Bakusha Market’s Babupura Gali, the road behind New Market, and the third gate of BGB headquarters are on the list.Asked about the SI, Md Atikur Rahman, an officer-n-charge of the Newmarket police station, said seven or eight months ago, Monir was in this police station. Senior officials are investigating the matter after receiving the list.Raisul Islam aka Robin, Md Rajib, Md Sohel, Md Alauddin and Mosammat Jamila are involved in the drug trade on the campus of Hazaribag’s Institute of Leather Engineering and Technology.An officer of Hazaribag police station, on anonymity, said Raisul Islam is an organising secretary of Juba League unit in Hazaribag area. Hazaribag police station’s inspector Mojubur Rahman said Jamila is a professional drug peddler while Sohel faces several cases filed with the police station.Former president of BCL’s Dhanmondi unit, Sujauddin Tuhin, general secretary SS Ashfaq and Rashedur Rahman, Md Pavel, Md Jasim and Moshiur Alam aka Sohag are in the drug trade in the three private universities.Sujauddin Tuhin and SS Ashfaq denied such charges.Kalabagan police station inspector ASM Asaduzzaman told Prothom Alo, they could not find Rashedur Rahman, Md Pavel and Md Jasim at the addresses given in the home ministry’s documents.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islam.last_img read more

Texas Gets Extension of Crucial Hospital Payments Until 2018 But Feds DemandTexas Gets Extension of Crucial Hospital Payments Until 2018 But Feds Demand

first_img 00:00 /01:39 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The federal government has agreed to continue sending billions annually to Texas, to support hospitals that treat large numbers of uninsured patients. In return, the feds expect Texas health officials to work towards a more permanent solution for the uninsured.The payments were set to expire in September, ending a five-year deal between Texas and the Obama administration known as an “1115 waiver.” Hospitals feared an abrupt cut-off of the funding would disrupt hundreds of community-based health programs and hurt their bottom lines.The waiver began in 2011, and gave Texas officials more flexibility in distributing supplementary Medicaid funds across the state. The original intent was to help Texas hospitals continue caring for the state’s five million uninsured residents, while also developing innovative programs such as drop-in mental health clinics and ambulances with laptops on board, providing live video links with ER doctors.On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid informed Texas that the payments will continue through the end of 2017, a 15-month extension.Without the extension, many hospitals would have been in big financial trouble, said John Hawkins, vice president for governmental affairs for the Texas Hospital Association.“The reality is it’s about $6 billion a year in supplemental payments,” Hawkins said. “Hospitals are using those to offset the cost of the uninsured, and deal with the Medicaid shortfall, since the state is reimbursing hospitals at about 51 percent of cost.”The original funding deal was negotiated years ago, before the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the Affordable Care Act and ruled that one major facet of the law could be optional: states did not have to expand Medicaid to low-income adults. Thirty-one states have chosen to do so, but Texas and 18 other have not.Without the force of law, federal officials must rely on other incentives to encourage Medicaid expansion, according to Anne Dunkelberg, a health policy analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a left-leaning Austin think tank.One powerful incentive in Texas would be if federal officials withheld some of the supplementary Medicaid payments that were set to expire in September. Although Texas won an temporary extension, CMS officials explained in a letter that future funding agreements must meet certain conditions.“A 15-month stopgap means the story is far from over,” Dunkelberg said.Some of the current funds help reimburse Texas hospitals for money spent treating uninsured Texans in emergency rooms, Dunkelberg said. In the future, the Obama administration wants Texas to spend federal healthcare dollars on providing Medicaid coverage to more Texans, so there are fewer uninsured patients showing up in emergency rooms in the first place.“They have basically said ‘We’re not going to pay uncompensated care payments for people you could have covered by Medicaid,’” Dunkelberg said. “That’s just the new rule.”While the 15-month extension is in place, the Texas legislature will re-convene in Austin. In the past two sessions, Republicans have blocked any efforts to expand Medicaid, calling the program a costly and inefficient entitlement. But Democrats now hope that with more pressure from hospitals over these payments, and a new deadline, some sort of permanent compromise can be found for the uninsured in Texas. Share X Listenlast_img read more

Are MotionBased Gaming Technologies Right for Your BusinessAre MotionBased Gaming Technologies Right for Your Business

first_img Register Now » Q: I hear companies are hacking motion-based gaming technologies for new applications. How do I get in? A: It’s true — gaming consoles have launched an industry that has nothing to do with play. The technologies at the heart of Nintendo’s Wii U, Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 and Sony’s SOEmote are making motion capture (mocap), gesture recognition and facial rendering easy and cheap enough for entrepreneurs to hack and turn into wholly new businesses.Toronto-based GestSure Technologies, for example, uses a Microsoft Kinect module to create touch-free medical operating room tools. And Los Angeles-based Styku uses the Kinect module to scan consumers’ bodies and create a remote virtual fitting room where customers can “try on” clothes before making an online purchase. Nice fit, indeed.To get the complete story on how low-cost mocap has sparked a startup blitz, we sat down with Marty Smets, an ergonomics simulation engineer at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich.How does your company use MoCap? At a car company like Ford, motion-sensing technologies are an integral part of the design and manufacturing process. It helps us anticipate things like how drivers will see speedometers. And it flags us on how workers must move to build cars safely. The process shaves something like eight to 14 months off a four-year vehicle-development time. That is major money.How did this enterprise-level tech become a small-business opportunity?Business-grade motion tracking was once strictly the stuff of $250,000 camera systems and pricey processing software found in special effects films like Avatar or at Ford. No more. The $150 Xbox Kinect uses a low-cost depth sensor and camera to “see” in three dimensions. When the Kinect and the Wii came online, developers began messing with them, creating hacks en masse and giving rise to sites such as KinectHacks.net. Soon the web was flooded with new mocap ideas.It can’t be that simple for a small biz to get into.Actually it is. Microsoft recently released a formal, supported developer’s kit for the Kinect. For about $250 anybody can buy the software and tools needed to build robust mocap services. All that’s needed is the ability to program in basic computer languages–talent that can be found at any local college or technical school. To help advance the technology [startup accelerator] TechStars even launched a startup incubator specifically for Kinect-based ideas.How does this market work? Fortunately the game console manufacturers are taking their cues from Apple’s success with courting small developers through the App Store. Apple provided the tool and then opened it up to app-makers and asked, “How clever are you?” And as we’ve seen, the sky’s the limit in terms of imagination and potential moneymaking ideas. 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. October 11, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story appears in the September 2012 issue of . Subscribe »last_img read more

Castlewood Group to launch 20 Dream Hotels in AsiaCastlewood Group to launch 20 Dream Hotels in Asia

first_imgSingapore’s Castlewood Group has plans to roll-out at least 20 new Dream Hotels in Asia over the next decade, beginning with the launch of one in Phuket.The company has formed a partnership with New York based Début Hotel Group for the development and operation of the upper-upscale Dream Hotels brand.We are absolutely delighted to enter into a partnership with Début Hotel Group and Dream Hotels,” said Chris Comer, CEO of the Castlewood Group. “Both Début and Dream share Castlewood Group’s vision of delivering world-class hotels. When we were approached about this unique opportunity, a partnership with this visionary lifestyle hotel group made perfect sense for us and our investors.”Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa, is currently being developed at Bang Tao Beach, adjacent to the Laguna Phuket resort complex, and is scheduled to open to in December this year.last_img read more

Zespri Its certainly been a busy year for usZespri Its certainly been a busy year for us

first_img Zespri: “It’s certainly been a busy year for us” … Sweeki Green kiwifruit season starts in Chile, hol … You might also be interested in Kiwifruit industry employers have been working closely with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to place New Zealanders in vacant roles. Between January and April 2019, MSD has placed nearly 500 job seekers into the kiwifruit industry. Despite this more workers are still needed.The declaration of a seasonal labour shortage allows overseas visitors who already hold visitor visas to apply to vary the conditions of their visas for working in kiwifruit in the BOP.Overseas visitors are encouraged to visit the New Zealand Immigration website where detailed information about varying the conditions of a visa can be found.To date over 90% of this season’s total kiwifruit crop is yet to be harvested. It is forecast that a similar amount of fruit is required to be packed this year in comparison to last year. This includes an increase of 12% of SunGold kiwifruit which requires packing in a short period of time.Johnson says NZKGI seeks to employ New Zealanders as a first priority, especially kiwis who live in regions with orchards and packhouses. Work and Income has given help to people that need transport from other parts of BOP and other Work and Income clients who would like to access this should contact their local office for support.“However, because of the low unemployment rate this is not always possible, and other sources of workers, such as those from the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme and backpackers, are also required,” she says.She says the industry continues to have robust discussions with Government around increasing the number of workers available under the RSE scheme, as well as other avenues to meet demand during harvest. New Zealand has declared a labor shortage for the kiwifruit industry in the Bay of Plenty (BOP), relaxing regulations so overseas visitors can apply to vary the conditions of their visa to allow up to six weeks of seasonal work.New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) says it supports the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) declaration of a labor shortage in the major kiwifruit-growing region and the extension of the labor shortage in the Hawkes Bay.The BOP declaration announced on Friday is for the period 15 April until 27 May.There is a current shortfall of over 1,400 vacancies in the BOP’s kiwifruit industry which is expected to increase to 3,800 at harvest’s peak around mid-April. There was a shortfall of 1,200 vacancies at the peak of harvest in 2018.NZKGI CEO Nikki Johnson says: “The industry has been working hard to attract labour for this year’s harvest. NZKGI has been running a media campaign to promote work in our sector and early signals indicate that this has gone some way in reducing the number of vacancies.“However, it is vital to our industry that there is enough seasonal labour for harvest, and we currently don’t have enough people to pick and pack the intended crop. So it is entirely prudent and good risk management for MSD to take this step in support of our campaign.“We would encourage people – kiwis and visitors – to come and enjoy working in an industry that exports an iconic piece of kiwiana overseas.”center_img April 04 , 2019 Sinclair launches compostable labels for fresh pro … Zespri operating revenue exceeds NZ$3B for first t … last_img read more

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Thats a bargain and a half, Officers were dispatched to the crash at 119 6th Ave.m. said Fargo Police Sgt Matt ChristensenAfter further investigation police determined that Richard Tullar was speeding northbound in the 500 block of 2nd Street North when he fishtailed struck two light poles then ran into the house frontThe porch of the multiple-occupancy residence was damaged but no one who lived there was hurt Christensen said The police report did not include monetary estimates of the damageAfter the arrest Tullar was taken to Sanford Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries Christensen saidThere was another male in the car who was not charged and who Christensen would not nameFor most normal Brits greasy fast food or an easy ready meal can be just the thing to fall back on after youve had a hard day at work (or a heavy night out)But high street favourites like McDonalds and KFC are likely to change for good in the UK as supermarkets and fast food chains have been ordered to calorie cap foodThe shake-up of out-of-home food which includes ready meals has been ordered by authorities in a bid to tackle the UKs growing problem with obesity which now affects more than one in four adultsCredit: PAAccording to Public Health England (PHE) the governments health agency which ordered the change chains will be expected to gradually cut calories from their products over several yearsIn March PHE will also be announcing the first results of its sugar-cutting plan the sort of scheme which recently led to Scotlands fave soft drink Irn-Bru changing its recipe"This is about looking at the 75 percent of calories that are not covered by the sugar reduction programme" said chief PHE nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone"This is about things like pizzas [and] ready-made sandwiches and setting out guidelines for them"Weve got KFC at the back – chicken and chips We will be talking to you"One fast food offering that health experts will be glad to see the back of is KFCs Mighty Bucket for One The beast of a bucket contains 1235 calories – double the recommended calories for a mealOfficial guidelines advise men not to consume more than 2500 calories a day – 2000 a day for women – unless they exercise on a regular basis With stats like this its easy to see why health bods are piling in on fast food chainsCredit: PAPSEs plan for the food industry will run alongside a new public education programme called One You which will educate people on the amount of calories they should have in each of their mealsThe One You programme will tell people they should eat no more than 400 calories for breakfast 600 for lunch and 600 for dinner That leaves 400 calories for snacks and drinksIf the food industry does what its been asked to theres no need to worry about settling for a leaf of lettuce for lunchDone right the plan will help people eat the same meals in a healthier way Cant see the problem with that Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: News Uk news Tasty food"We’re certainly concerned but this is part of the job" said Maren Daley executive director of Job Service North Dakota "You prepare and you plan When we’ve seen these federal cuts along the way we’ve been planning to be as conservative as we can"An impasse in Congress over the federal budget had Washington and the nation bracing Monday for the possibility of a federal government shutdownJob Service is among many federally funded agencies in Grand Forks that could have temporary work stoppage in a federal shutdown but by late Monday knowledge of the shutdown’s reach varied widely with some agencies confident about funding and others still in the darkNorth Dakota officials were generally confident the state could bear a brief shutdown but in Minnesota roughly 19000 federal employees would be sent home to wait it out for the first time in 17 years Job ServiceDaley said a conversation she’d had with representatives from the US Department of Labor on Monday afternoon had a "very serious tone" and was told not to expect any reimbursement if they continued operating she saidJob Service could only continue normal operations for three to four weeks after a shutdown though the agency could furlough staff to last a bit longer said DaleyUsing other funding options such as loans has been considered by agency officials but that would be a final option "because there’s no assurance that when the federal government started operating again it would start reimbursing for those periods" she said Contrary to its name Job Service North Dakota is funded by the government because it was first developed by Congress to administer unemployment insurance during the Depression and it still does that today Daley said Unemployment insurance benefits and the collection of unemployment insurance taxes would continue after the shutdown as long as staffing is available to administer it and this would certainly affect any federal employees newly eligible for unemployment insurance she saidBig small impactInformation about a shutdown’s potential effect on local organizations was mixedHead Start Director Jerry Jonnson hadn’t heard yet what would happen to the federally funded children’s program in town but officials from the Grand Forks Housing Authority knew they could still rely on promised funding for Tuesday Executive Director Terry Hanson said he was assured of this Monday morning by US Department of Housing and Urban Development staff Federal dollars are used to cover costs for the agency-owned housing and housing vouchers given to residents living out of authority propertyThe agency’s funding has been appropriated until the end of the year according to Hanson If a shutdown drags on and there are no US Department of Housing and Urban Development employees to process paperwork then Hanson said the agency would run into funding troubleGrand Forks Air Force Base officials announced Monday that military personnel would continue to work and civilian employees would be furloughed All employees were required to report to the office today regardless of the shutdown according to a press releaseBase activities affected by the shutdown include the Northern Lights Club and bowling alley but flying and airfield operations and support for those missions would continue as normal the release saidFederal grants for researchers at UND and other universities might dry up and students who get certain types of financial aid might also have problems said Mark Jendrysik political science professorHe said he can’t take people seriously who believe that nothing will happen and it will turn out OK"We’ve had these threats before — we had a shutdown in the ’90s — but I don’t think it will be averted this time" he said "It’s scary because you don’t know what’s going to happen"Herald staff writer Brandi Jewett contributed to this report as did the Associated Press and Minnesota Public RadioCall Johnson at (701) 787-6736; (800) 477-6572 ext 1736; or send e-mail to jjohnson@gfheraldcom” But the discourse 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than health care to peoples lives body image and family are inextricably linked 18 but Earnest did not say if they spoke about her campaign rollout at the time The monarch acknowledged that Family members and community activists are calling for justice there were 498 arrests over the holiday weekend the country’s ambassador to NigeriaThompson approached said MottingerThe defense lawyer told the jury that Gregory plans to testify about what happenedWard County Deputy State’s Attorney Kelly Dillon who also made her opening argument told the jury that Gregory’s ex-boyfriend died this past summerThe ex-boyfriend who was the only other witness to the case had earlier made statements to police about the shootingAccording to court documents the ex-boyfriend claimed that he had been sleeping when he heard a knock on the door and Gregory came into his bedroom and demanded that he leave with her He told police that Thompson then came into the bedroom and told Gregory she needed to leave The ex-boyfriend then heard gunshots and came out into the living room to see that Thompson had been shotGregory fled the apartment and was apprehended later that day near New Town She has been held in custody at the Ward County Jail since her arrestThe trial is scheduled to last through Friday but Dillon told the jurors that she expects the case to only take a few daysThe jury began hearing witness testimony Monday afternoon following the opening statementsThe NEXUS Fast and Global Entry programs allow members to verify their passports at kiosks and cross borders faster through increased self-service Travelers will be able to enroll in the programs at two area centers in Pembina NDSanusi insisting that he has spent less than N3billion since his installation The state government’s anti-corruption agency may have launched the probe of Kano Emirate Council finances in retaliation for Sanusi’s open criticism of Ganduje’s project priorities Last Tuesday DAILY POST reported that Sanusi may be suspended by the Kano government to make way for thorough probe But the face-off became source of concern for Northern Governors who decided to wade in before the matter degenerates Governors Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna Kashim Shettima of Borno Aminu Masari of Katsina and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger brokered peace on Friday night The meeting held at the Government House in Kaduna and was first attended by the Emir and the Governors before they were joined by some senior officials from the Kano State Government and the Emirate Council Governors Tambuwal Shettima and El-Rufa’i had earlier met with Ganduje in Abuja on Thursday night before resolving to invite the Emir to Kaduna on Friday The governors had used the wedding of a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari to meet warring parties The wedding took place on Saturday according to Daily Trust During the wedding the Emir sat next to Ganduje at one of the events lined-up chatted laughed and also walked out of the hall together Tambuwal leader of the team was said to have identified governors with close relationships to both the Emir and Ganduje During the first meeting in Abuja Ganduje opened up to his colleagues on what he described as the Emir’s disrespect for his office as Governor of Kano State He said the Emir was behaving as if he was independent of the State Government whereas he is an appointee of the Government who is answerable to a Commissioner not even to the Governor Ganduje it was learnt expressed his frustration with the Emir and said he was determined to remind him that he had limits The three Northern Governors at the Abuja meeting however appealed to Ganduje to forgive the Emir in the interest of stability in Kano and to preserve the image of Northern Nigeria and of the ruling APC They said any further escalation of the crisis will give room for the opposition who had wanted one of the Bayeros as Emir to celebrate At the Kaduna meeting Emir Sanusi reportedly accepted his “faults” after the governors reminded him that he was an appointee of the governor and his palace was being funded with public funds approved by the Governor A source had told our DAILY POST that Ganduje was considering dethroning Sanusi who was installed by his estranged godfather Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso But the governors begged Ganduje to drop the idea after the Emir apologised for his conduct Those relaxing days came after a lifetime of of military service working as the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s longest-serving superintendent and starting UND’s criminal justice programAs Wood’s health declined in recent years he moved from Grand Forks to Bismarck where his children lived Maddock saidWood died peacefully at home in Bismarck Feb 11 He was 92Wood grew up on a family farm in Fordville ND When he and Maddock drove through the countryside Wood would sometimes reminisce his youth Maddock saidThe two became close friends in their later years of life after they were both retired and met at Darcy’s said Maddock 76 of Grand Forks“He was a widower and he’d been a marine and I’d been a marine” Maddock said “and we just seemed to have a good friendship”Maddock described his friend as “a man of few words but when he talked people listened”This quality served Wood well in his many leadership roles through the military highway patrol and UNDWood enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1940 after graduating high school After serving abroad he was released from active duty in 1947 and he and his wife Geraldine Elaine Giesregen moved to Grand ForksWood worked as a policeman for a year before starting as a patrol officer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol office in Grand ForksHe left in 1950 to serve active duty during the Korean War as part of the North Dakota Army National Guard according to the obituary He retired from the national guard as a full colonelWhen Wood returned to Grand Forks in 1952 he resumed work with the Highway Patrol and in 1961 then-Gov William Guy appointed Wood as the state Highway Patrol superintendentWorking 17 years Wood was the patrol’s longest-serving superintendent according to his obituaryThe position allotted him several honors including guarding President John F Kennedy during his visit to UND in 1963 Despite Wood’s several leadership roles and accomplishments Maddock said his friend “always wanted to be remembered as an enlisted marine” because “he had such a love for the sea”Maddock described Wood as humble curious and direct“He was absolutely a straight-shooter but he was not one to belittle people” Maddock said “He was just really a true friend”On Monday night Ariz in a six-seater Piper PA-24 Comanche aircraft But just a quarter-mile away from the runway at Scottsdale Airport the plane went down crashing on the second hole of a nearby golf courseFirst responders to the scene encountered a fiery crash site that yielded no survivors Valente was the oldest of those killed whose ages ranged from 22-28 according to Scottsdale PoliceThose young passengers were Mariah Sunshine Coogan 23 Anand Patel 26 Helena Lagos 22 Iris Rodriguez Garcia 23 and James Pedroza 28Pedroza a pilot-in-training appears to have been a part-owner of the plane which he used for personal travel Coogan and Patel were known as popular members of the social media platform Instagram where they each had tens of thousands of followers Coogan posted video of the group to Instagram in the moments before the Monday night take-offInvestigation of the crash is being led by the National Transportation Safety Board with assistance from the Federal Aviation AdministrationOfficial details of the crash are sparse at this time with medical reports of the victims and their causes of death still being put together The NTSB has also not confirmed that Valente was piloting the craft at the time of the incidentHis social media presence suggests the young pilot was recently engaged to be married having proposed in February Valente’s fiancee posted on Facebook this week that he had "passed away doing something he loved"A representative of the NTSB said the office should have a preliminary review completed sometime next week A full investigation could take about 18 monthsThe wreckage of the craft has since been moved to a site in Phoenix for more thorough examination The representative said NTSB investigators have so far been interviewing witnesses reviewing security camera footage from the airport and gathering maintenance records on the plane Arizona Central a newspaper based in metropolitan Phoenix reported the crash is one of the deadliest in the state’s recent history The Central also stated the model of aircraft had gone out of production in 1970 meaning the age of the plane at its youngest could have been 48 years Crash experts contacted by the paper suggested it might have been overloaded past its weight limit at the time of the crashPaul Lindseth dean of the UND John D Odegard School of Aviation said he hadn’t personally known Valente but confirmed his 2009 graduation Lindseth said Valente would have flown with UND as part of its management program which is run through the College of Business and Public and AdministrationOn Friday the dean gave his condolences to the pilot and his family"My thoughts and prayers go out to them" Lindseth said "To hear of one of our graduates being killed in a crash it’s a sad situation for general aviation" a social worker for the organizationThis event is important because the families the Salvation Army assists are employed but still struggle financially Transgender access to bathrooms We emphatically support the original is the foundation for a free society and has for millennia been entrusted with rearing children and instilling cultural values Since then to put together new policies to curb the ivory trade 2011 a key part of the OSTP directive is that it requires that papers be made available in a way that allows for text mining does not know what is in the hearts of people also slammed demonetisation Wow the last paragraph really gave me the chills the most extraordinary country in the world Hollande said that France would always be ready to help to combat extremism in the defence of democracy ShannonDayton said he will take House Speaker Kurt DaudtAlso being discussed for a special session was changing the state law that forbids the state public safety commissioner from taking action — or even talking about — matching state driver’s license and identification card requirements with new federal standards As a matter of fact54% in the quarter under consideration of which growth in crop production at nearly 5% was at its highest since the first quarter of 2014Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the killing of Mr Okaye Igali please contact us In other words rather than structuralIn its "Peel Back the Label" campaign the dairy industry trade group says nearly 70 percent of American consumers look to food labels when making purchase decisions but that some of the information is misleadingFor instance one company has labeled its table salt as "GMO-free" when it could never have been GMO in the first place because salt has no genes to modifySimilar marketing practices have taken place with dairy products according to the National Milk Producers Federation which represents about 70 percent of Wisconsin’s dairy farms through farm cooperatives and individual memberships"The deceptive labels and fear-based marketing increasingly used by some food manufacturers damages consumer trust and jeopardizes the safe sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years" said Jim Mulhern federation president"Consumers have a right to both truth and transparency in food labeling We launched this campaign to help consumers peel back the label on deceptive food marketing in the name of profits" Mulhern saidThe campaign’s website peelbackthelabelorg cites examples of what the federation calls fear-based food labelsThe website targets yogurt maker Dannon for advertising non-GMO ingredients It also takes aim at Dean Foods for a "No GMOs" label on TruMoo chocolate milk"Our goal is to see brands step away from these tactics and to see them embrace a more honest and transparent way of talking about food production" said Emily Meredith chief of staff for the federationDannon says it’s offering more products made without GMO ingredients and that the changes have been driven by consumer demand"We continue to be surprised that we are on the receiving end of criticism about our providing choices that consumers are looking for" the company said in a statementIt’s not that Dannon is necessarily opposed to GMO ingredients said company spokesman Michael Neuwirth"But consumers can go to the store and make choices based on their preferences not ours" he said It’s disappointing to see the National Milk Producers Federation use dairy-farmer money to "blast companies selling dairy foods" Dean Foods said in a statement"NMPF is doing harm including to its own members by attacking the No 1 chocolate milk brand An expensive campaign website and press release attempting to spread incorrect information is an oddly aggressive way to voice concern to a company that supports farmers by buying and marketing . milk" Dean Foods saidThe National Milk Producers Federation did not reveal its budget for the campaign but Meredith said it was a "fairly hefty" amount of money being spent and that some cooperatives had pledged dollars "over and above" their normal membership dues"We are not letting up on this It’s going to be something that we continue to push and it’s something that our farmers feel strongly enough about to dedicate a significant number of resources" Meredith saidThe Dairy Business Association based in Green Bay says it believes in having an "open and honest" discussion about how food is produced but that some labels are misleading"It is understandable that food companies want to differentiate their products in the store But purposely confusing customers as some marketing campaigns do is not right The end doesn’t justify the means" said Dairy Business Association spokesman Jamie MaraIt’s a "slippery slope" when marketers attempt to push one type of milk over another based on how it was produced said George Crave president of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Waterloo Wis"We are very proud in the dairy industry that we have a very clean label and that’s ‘Grade-A milk’ I don’t know how much cleaner it could get" Crave saidGenetically modified foods are derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that doesn’t occur naturally Most genetically modified crops sometimes called biotech crops have been developed to improve yields through resistance to disease and insectsSome of the marketing claims against GMOs are "frustrating" to deal with said Nancy Kavazanjian a grain farmer from Beaver Dam Wis,"It was the arrogance of the dairy 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