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Bigg Boss 11 Weekend ka Vaar highlights: Luv Tyagi saved; Hiten Tejwani at risk of elimination?

first_imgBigg Boss 11 has been full of surprises, be it exciting tasks or unexpected evictions. So was yesterday’s Weekend ka Vaar.Host Salman Khan started the episode by thanking the viewers for good ratings. Salman greeted the housemates and asked Hina and Vikas to tell what’s different in this season of Bigg Boss. Hina said that in this season everyone is competitive while Vikas said that housemates are not just playing with their heart but are also using their mind in the tasks.Salman took a dig at the recent cancellation of captaincy task and said that in the earlier seasons some way or the other contestants used to come to a common ground but  in this season neither  they have mutual agreement nor do they reach a majority.Salman grilled Arshi for not letting Shilpa be the captain and also asked her why she didn’t want to see Shilpa as the captain, as she has never been a captain in the house. Arshi was quite honest and told that if Shilpa would have become the captain, she could have ruined their game.Salman then tried to resolve the issue between Vikas and Priyank, but while trying to explain their side, the two ended up arguing in front of Salman. An irritated Vikas stated that it was useless trying to speak with Priyank. After the grilling session, Salman engaged the housemates in a fun task. He called them one by one and quizzed  them about their fellow housemates. He asked Luv about the person who Hina would not like to meet outside the house. With no hesitation, he took Shilpa’s name; to which Salman joked about how after Bigg Boss, they will work together as best friends in a show made by Vikas.advertisementLater, viewers and even the housemates were in for a shock when host Salman Khan declared Luv Tyagi safe from eviction. Even Luv couldn’t believe this. After Luv, Salman declared Shilpa Shinde safe from eviction, which left Priyank and Hiten in the danger zone.After being declared safe, Luv and Shilpa got a chance to see the unseen footage of the show. Luv was annoyed after watching Priyank and Hina’s discussion where Priyank said that Luv has a soft corner for Hina. He laughed at their discussion and said that even Hina is trying to play that angle that he is after her. Arshi blamed Vikas for putting Hiten in danger in order to save Puneesh. Vikas tried to explain her that even he didn’t know that Luv would be safe. He told Hiten that he is feeling bad for both Priyank and him, as the two are now at the risk of elimination.Luv and Shilpa have a conversation after watching the CCTV footage. Luv, who is very annoyed with Hina and Priyank said that there are no friends in this house and he is going to create a ruckus in the house. This could mean trouble for Hina and Priyank.Luv was seen spending time with Puneesh and Akash and ignoring Hina and Priyank. Let’s see if they stay friends after tonight’s confrontation.Naagin actress Mouni Roy increased the glam quotient of the show as she danced on Dil Diyan Gallan from Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan. The actress even asked him some fun questions. Mouni will enter the house and meet the contestants in tonight’s episode.It will be interesting to see who is evicted in tonight’s episode of Bigg Boss 11.last_img read more

IAR: Visual State Version 9.1 with updated design and code generation tool

first_imgIAR Systems has launched version 9.1 of the graphical modeling tool IAR Visual State. The new version further speeds up and simplifies development when working in teams.The design and code generation tool IAR Visual State helps developers bring order to their designs and speed up their projects. It is used to graphically design state machines and generate C/C++ source code. With IAR Visual State, developers can speed up time to prototype and shorten time to market. For efficient team work, smart features for organizing and modularizing the design is available. Because the tool is made for embedded systems, it enables developers to use state machines in an easy and intuitive way.Version 9.1 adds a number of functions to improve usability and simplify teamwork. News include functionality for comparing changes between different versions of a design, element files for simplified design modularization, and the possibility to add graphics in notes.IAR Visual State generates very compact code that is compliant with MISRA C/C++ coding standards. The stable code generation engine has gone through 20 years of testing and tweaking, ensuring top-notch code quality. In addition, documentation is generated. The tool is integrated with the complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench, enabling you to debug on hardware with graphical animation, set breakpoints at state-machine level and trace and log functionality. An integration with Socionext CGI Studio enables you to create HMI and GUI designs, import graphical artwork and combine sceneries with logic.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Lanner introduces V3 series of fanless, rugged vehicle gateway controllersNext Cypress: Semper NOR Flash meets automotive ISO 26262 functional safetylast_img read more

Gladiator Challenger Natasha Haines On Radio

first_imgVictoria’s Gladiator Challenger Natasha Haines went into the SEN (1116AM) den to talk all things Gladiators and Touch Football with Mark Doran and the crew. It made for some great radio and crerated great interest amongst listeners.To listen to the interview click on the files below. Related Files1116sen_-_natasha_part_1-mp31116sen_-_natasha_part_2-mp3last_img

Disha Patani on working with Salman Khan in Bharat: He is a sweet person, I never felt intimidated

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 10:38 IST Disha Patani and Salman Khan in BharatBollywood superstar Salman Khan can be seen grooving to the peppy beats of the recently released Slow Motion song with actress Disha Patani in his upcoming film Bharat.”Aaja doob jaoon teri aankhon ke ocean mein, ‘slow motion’ mein!” says the lyrics of the foot-tapping song featuring Salman and Disha and we can’t wait to put our dancing shoes on.In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Disha Patani, who plays a trapeze artist in Ali Abbas Zafar’s film, narrated her experience of working with the superstar.”Salman Khan is such a sweet person. I never felt intimidated because he makes everyone comfortable and is extremely helpful and co-operative,” Disha praised her Bharat co-star.”There’s so much to learn from him. At this stage also, he is so hard working and gives his 100 per cent to each take. I am fortunate to get this opportunity and be a part of such a big ensemble,” the actress, who is sharing screen space with Salman in the 1960s portion of Bharat, told the newspaper.Disha, who made her Bollywood debut in Sushant Singh Rajput’s film M.S. Dhoni:The Untold Story (2016), also shared her painful journey of shooting the Slow Motion song.”I remember breaking my knee while rehearsing. I was also practising gymnastics simultaneously. You must have seen the front flip and other stunts in the song. I was actually over training and broke my knee a week prior to the shoot,” the Baaghi 2 actress said.advertisement”I couldn’t walk and was literally on the bed before the shoot started. It was really hard for me. After every take, I had to use a cold press, which hurt a lot. But I am happy to see the result and feel that everything was worth it,” Disha added.Going by Salman Khan’s looks in the Slow Motion song that released on April 25, it seems it is set in 1960s. In a yellow sari, Disha Patani is looking like a sultry diva. The song is composed by Vishal-Shekhar and lyrics have been penned by Irshad Kamil.Have you watched Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s Slow Motion song yet? If not, then get ready to fall in love in “slow motion” with them.Bharat is an adaptation of the Korean film An Ode To My Father. Apart from Salman and Disha, it stars Katrina Kaif, Tabu and Sunil Grover as well. In the film, Salman sports five different looks.Bharat will release on Eid, June 5.Watch Slow Motion song from Bharat:ALSO READ | Salman Khan and Disha Patani in Bharat song Slow Motion teaser is just Sultan’s 440 VoltALSO READ | Tiger Shroff’s reaction to girlfriend Disha Patani in Bharat song Slow Motion: BijliALSO WATCH | Katrina Kaif talks about her experience being a superstarGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Disha PataniFollow Salman KhanFollow Bharat Disha Patani on working with Salman Khan in Bharat: He is a sweet person, I never felt intimidatedDisha Patani will be sharing screen space with Salman Khan in the upcoming film Bharat. Narrating her experience of working with the superstar, the actress shared that she is not intimidated by him.advertisementlast_img read more

Reminders for Safe Winter Driving

first_imgWhile winter weather can be unpredictable, there are ways toprepare for the challenges of winter driving. “Road safety is important all year round, with additionalchallenges during the winter months,” said Ron Russell, Ministerof Transportation and Public Works. “Throughout the winterseason, crews are often working in difficult conditions to makethe roads safe. We’re asking motorists to adjust their driving tothe conditions.” To advise drivers of road conditions, the province’s winter roadreport, or SNOW line, provides updates three times a day, sevendays a week, in winter. Additional reports may be issued fromtime to time to reflect severely worsening driving conditions. To reach the SNOW line, call toll free 1-800-307-SNOW (7669) or424-3933 in Halifax Regional Municipality. The service is alsoavailable on the Internet atwww.gov.ns.ca/tran/winter/roadconditions.asp . The winter road report can also be heard daily in the Halifax andDartmouth area on 97.9 FM radio. Drivers must also remember to share the road with snowplows whenthey’re out during a storm. Plows must travel at slower speedsthan regular traffic. It’s important for motorists to slow downso that operators have room to do their jobs properly. Passing aplow can be very dangerous, since it is difficult to see aroundthem. Drivers are asked to be patient and wait for the plow topull over. “One of the most stressful parts of the job for snowplow driversis trying to guess what other drivers are going to do,” said JimFurlong, manager of occupational health and safety for thedepartment. “Plow drivers never know if a driver is going to tryto pass them, pull out or just pull over. It’s important for alldrivers to understand the dangers of winter driving and to drivesafely in winter conditions.” The department’s highway camera website is another useful tooldrivers can use to check road conditions. This website, atwww.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras/camera.asp , shows images of NovaScotia’s highways during daylight hours at 21 locations in theprovince. The images are not meant to replace official weatherand highway report information, but are provided as an additionalsource of information to the travelling public. The Department of Transportation and Public Works also offers thefollowing safety tips for motorists during the winter season: Prepare your vehicle for winter travel: check tires; wipers; washer fluid level; antifreeze; and heater/defroster. Keep your gas tank well fuelled — at least half-full — to prevent freeze-ups in your gas line. Keep a first aid kit in your vehicle, as well as other items like a shovel, blanket, flashlight, sand, and extra clothing. Check weather and travel conditions before heading out. Plan your travel route and let someone know where you’re going. Leave in plenty of time to reach your destination. Clear all snow off your vehicle. Watch for black ice, it can form any time the temperature dips below five degrees Celsius. Remember that bridge decks freeze before adjacent roadways. Stay clear of snowplows. Pass only when safe. Allow for longer braking distances. If possible, avoid driving during a storm. The province is responsible for 23,000 kilometres of roads andhighways, and spends between $36 million and $40 million a yearon snow and ice removal. More than 400 plows — includinggraders, trucks and four-wheel drive vehicles — are used forwinter maintenance.last_img read more

Trudeau Hehr attend party training session on sexual harassment

first_imgHALIFAX – Justin Trudeau and Kent Hehr — a former minister who resigned from the prime minister’s cabinet over allegations of inappropriate conduct with women — were among the Liberals who attended a sexual harassment training session Saturday.The hour-long session, which was closed to the media, marked the first time the ruling party has broached the issue of harassment at one of its national conventions.Trudeau emerged to say the session was “a great ongoing part of an important conversation.”“It’s not one group attending one session that’s going to make all the difference but it’s a step further in the right direction and I’m glad we’re having this conversation,” he said.“It’s an ongoing challenge that we all know we have to continue to work on.”Hehr also called it “an excellent session.”“It talked about safe workplaces, how to intervene, how we need to lead by example and how we go forward,” the Calgary MP said.Hehr resigned in January as minister of sports and disabilities, pending an investigation into a complaint that he had made inappropriate sexual remarks to women during his time as an MLA in Alberta, including telling the complainant she looked “yummy.”Other complaints subsequently emerged, including an allegation that Hehr had groped a young female staffer on Parliament Hill.Hehr would not comment Saturday on the status of the investigation.“There’s a process in place and we have to let that process unfold and due process to occur and the like,” he said.Asked if anything he heard during the training session that made him think some past behaviour may have been inappropriate, Hehr said: “We always have opportunities to learn in life … Of course, we always go forward to try to better ourselves.”He added that he’s attended similar sessions in the past.Four MPs have resigned or been kicked out of the Liberal caucus over alleged sexual misconduct since Trudeau became party leader in 2013 — including another Calgary MP, Darshan Kang.Trudeau, who has generally taken a zero-tolerance approach to harassment, has faced questions about why Hehr has been allowed to stay in caucus.He’s said “every case will be different” and has acknowledged that he, like other political leaders, is struggling to figure out the best way to deal with allegations while still allowing due process for those accused.“I don’t have a rule book that’s been handed down to me from Wilfrid Laurier as leader of the Liberal party on how to handle these situations,” Trudeau said in January.Nova Scotia Liberal MP Darren Fisher, who attended Saturday’s session, said he’s personally seen no evidence of sexual harassment in the Liberal party but he’s heard about incidents of insensitive comments, such as someone calling a woman “little lady.”He said it was “a good decision for everyone” to attend and had no problem with Hehr being in attendance.Manitoba MP Dan Vandal said the fact that the party held the session “says that we’re very aware of the situation, we’re sensitive to the whole issue of creating safe spaces and it’s not something we take lightly.”last_img read more

Pillay to get input for report

Pillay is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on a one week visit during which she will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as other government Ministers and officials and also undertake a tour to the north and east. (Colombo Gazette) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will receive input from relevant special procedures mandate holders for her oral report on Sri Lanka to be made public at the UN Human Rights Council in September.Pillay’s office said that the oral report will be made based on ‘resolution 22/1’ on Sri Lanka which was adopted by the Human Rights Council last March. Her office said that in resolution 22/1 on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR), with input from relevant special procedures mandate holders, as appropriate, to present an oral update to the Council on the implementation of that resolution. Accordingly that oral update will be made to the Council during its September session. read more

Appeals court backs ban on snowboarders at Utah ski resort

FILE – This Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, shows skiers at Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah. A federal appeals court has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by snowboarders against a Utah ski resort that is one of the last in the country to prohibit their sport. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, April 19, 2016, that Alta Ski Area’s decision to keep its slopes snowboard-free is one the private company has a right to make. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Appeals court backs ban on snowboarders at Utah ski resort by Lindsay Whitehurst And Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press Posted Apr 19, 2016 12:38 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah ski resort can hold onto its status as one of the last in the country to ban snowboarders on its slopes, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday.The judges dismissed a lawsuit from a group of snowboarders who said Alta Ski Area outside Salt Lake City discriminates by barring them from the resort located largely on public land.The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with lawyers for Alta who said luring skiers with the promise of a snowboarder-free experience is a private business decision that doesn’t violate anyone’s rights.The U.S. Forest Service, a government agency, granted the resort a lease, but the judges ruled that doesn’t mean the federal government actively encouraged or enforced the ban.Alta applauded the decision in the case that re-ignited a culture clash between snowboarders and skiers.The snowboarders’ lawyer, Jon Schofield, said the case has brought attention to the ban based on outdated stereotypes.“At this point, we can only hope that Alta will one day voluntarily join the vast majority of ski resorts by lifting its snowboarding ban,” Schofield said in a statement. It wasn’t clear if another appeal would be filed.Snowboarding bans on ski slopes were the norm when the sport first appeared in the mid-1980s, said Ralf Garrison, a Denver-based ski industry consultant with The Advisory Group.But as snowboarding took hold, it lured a younger generation and reversed baby-boomer declines in the industry. The tide turned and now 119 other ski resorts that operate on public land allow snowboarding.“Over the last couple of decades, the ski industry has been saved by the advent of snowboarding — almost in spite of itself,” Garrison said.Now, the few resorts still reserved for skiers alone have made that a selling point, he said. Besides Alta, Deer Valley, also in Utah, and Mad River Glen in Vermont also ban snowboarding.Alta says skiers find the resort more peaceful, safe and enjoyable because they don’t have to worry about being hit by snowboarders whose sideways stance leaves them with a blind spot that can make sweeping turns a danger. Skiers, they say, don’t have any blind spots because they face forward as they speed down the slopes.The U.S. Forest Service has backed Alta. The agency’s lawyers pushed back against discrimination claims by pointing out that the Forest Service has approved hundreds of permits for snow areas that allow snowboarding.The lawsuit went before the 10th Circuit after a lower-court judge threw it out, ruling that the case would be a slippery slope for many other groups to claim discrimination against private companies. read more

Dont let security crisis overshadow human rights situation in DPR Korea –

“While the current tensions divert our attention to the authorities, we should not forget that behind the Government there are ordinary citizens whose human rights need protection, more so than ever,” Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Asian country, told reporters in New York today. Earlier this week, the Special Rapporteur appealed to the UN General Assembly’s main body dealing with human rights and social and humanitarian issues (Third Committee) to ensure that human rights were not overlooked amid the unprecedented tensions over the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme.He said the wider sanctions on coal, iron and seafood imposed by the UN Security Council in September may have a negative impact on the population, citing reports that sanctions may have prevented cancer patients from access to chemotherapy and blocked the import of disability equipment. In his full report to the General Assembly, the expert said DPRK citizens continued to suffer patterns of “grave violations” of their human rights, citing concerns over the situation of prisoners and abductees, access to food, corruption and freedom of information. The expert reported on the testimonies of those who had told him of their fear of being sent to a political prison camp, as well as of those who were detained in inhumane conditions in holding centres near the border with China. He was also informed of the challenges people met to circumvent the country’s system of surveillance. The situation of family members who were forcibly separated during the Korean War, or as a result of abduction by the DPRK, was highlighted in the report as requiring urgent action to restore those family links. Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State enters Big Ten play in key matchup with

Ohio State women’s soccer head coach Lori Walker-Hock paces the sidelines in the second of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team, coming off a recent 1-0 loss to Florida Gulf Coast, heads to Pennsylvania to take on Penn State this Friday at 6 p.m.  With a loss to the Eagles at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, the Buckeyes ended a three-match win streak, dropping their overall record to 3-3-0 so far this season. Ohio State will look to get back on track as they enter Big Ten play on Friday. After wins over West Virginia and Duquesne to start the season, Penn State has lost three of its last five games. The Nittany Lions struggled in their previous game against Virginia, suffering a 1-2 loss at home, bringing their overall record to 4-3-0 on the year. Last season, the Buckeyes fell to the Nittany Lions 1-0 in double overtime loss in University Park, winning every game against Ohio State since 2011. .Freshmen midfielder Blair Cowan, who scored the game-winner in the 80th minute in the match against Notre Dame, said the team has been sharp in training heading into the matchup against Penn State. “We’ve worked on things we struggled with in our last match,” Cowan said. “I think we’re ready for Friday night.”Following the Penn State  game, Ohio State will stay on the road for a series of away games against Illinois on Thursday Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. and Northwestern on Sunday Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. Ohio State will face Penn State on Friday at 6 p.m. read more

Parties begin to assess candidates after redrawing of European constituencies

first_imgFianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Féin, and othersOf the other parties Fianna Fáil expects its current MEPs Liam Aylward (East), Brian Crowley (South) and Pat The Cope Gallagher (North-West) to run again. Former minister Mary Hanafin may be interested in running in ‘Dublin’ where the party needs to recover ground after near wipeout in the general election.Labour expects its two current MEPs Phil Prendergast and Emer Costello to run again. Both face an uphill task given the junior coalition partner’s low poll ratings.Sinn Féin has already selected Liadh Ní Riada to run in the new South constituency while Matt Carthy will contest the Midlands-North-West constituency. Its Dublin candidate is due to be picked this weekend.Of the smaller parties, Paul Murphy will run to retain the Socialist Party seat in Dublin while Eamon Ryan is expected to run for the Greens in the capital.Former Labour Party chairman and current independent TD Colm Keaveney is expected to declare his intention to run soon, presumably in the Midlands-North-West.His fellow ex-Labour member Nessa Childers wants to run but is still to pick a constituency as her East stronghold is abolished.Independent MEP Marian Harkin is also set to run again in the MNW. She topped the poll in Ireland North-West in 2009.Read: Hayes says ‘wait and see’ on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: ‘I’m out’Read: Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for EuropeRead: Colm Keaveney is considering running in next year’s European electionsRead: This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year THE REDRAWING OF Ireland’s European constituency map presents some interesting challenges for the main political parties.While Dublin remains as three-seater, the abolition of the Ireland East constituency and the division of the provinces of Leinster (excluding Dublin), Connacht, Munster and parts of Ulster into two large, four-seat constituencies means parties will need candidates with strong name recognition.As Adrian Kavanagh points out on his excellent analysis of the redraw European elections tend to be personality contests with current and former MEPs often going on to contest presidential elections.For Fine Gael the Dublin constituency will provide an interesting search for a candidate as we have reported this morning. Elsewhere in the country the party expects former GAA president and current MEP Seán Kelly to run in the redrawn South constituency which now includes Clare.Current North-West MEP Jim Higgins faces a battle to run in new Midlands-North-West (MNW) where the party leadership may prefer John O’Mahoney.The fate of Mairead McGuinness, an MEP for the abolished East constituency, is also uncertain but she may also run in the new MNW constituency.last_img read more

Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her

first_img Share4 Tweet Email Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Image: Google Maps By Aoife Nic Ardghail No Comments Jun 27th 2018, 8:24 PM center_img 13,599 Views Dublin Circuit Criminal Court A WITNESS IN the trial of a man accused of infecting two women with HIV has said he asked her not to tell anyone when she bumped into him at a clinic for people diagnosed with the virus.The witness told Dominic McGinn SC, prosecuting, that the accused (27) had followed her while in the clinic, said he had only found out about his diagnosis and asked her not to tell anyone.The woman told McGinn that this was around 2008 or 2009. She said she was aware he was in a relationship with one of the complainants in the case in 2010 and that she had known the accused in passing since 2008.The woman accepted in cross-examination that she had told gardaí she had met the accused man at the HIV clinic in 2010. She told Paul Greene SC, defending, that she had tried as best she could with dates when giving her statement.When Greene suggested to her that she met his client at the clinic in 2010, she replied “roughly”.The man, who cannot be named to protect the identities of the complainants in the case, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to two women on dates between November 2009 and June 2010.AllegationsIn his opening address, McGinn told the jury that it was alleged the man was aware of his diagnosis when he infected the women with HIV and this amounted to serious harm.On day three of the trial, the second complainant gave evidence that she started a relationship with the accused in 2009 and that he told her he had removed a condom the first time they had sex.The woman told McGinn that she “thought it was very sneaky”. She said she continued going out with the man and would have sex with him in hotels about once a week.“Contraception wasn’t used, he wouldn’t use any”, the woman told the court.She said she went to a doctor in 2010 with abdominal pains and as a result, got tested for infectious diseases. She said when she found out she had HIV, “I was just sitting there in shock”.The woman agreed under cross-examination she had a child with the accused after she had made her garda statements and that she had been in contact with him as recently as January 2018.The woman explained that the accused would never leave her alone, even when she was trying to get away from him. The complainant told McGinn in re-examination that she had used protection during sex in casual relationships.The trial continues in evidence on Friday before Judge Martin Nolan and a jury of eight men and four women.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.  https://jrnl.ie/4096018 Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Image: Google Maps Wednesday 27 Jun 2018, 8:24 PMlast_img read more

Quelle végétation sur une planète à deux soleils

first_imgQuelle végétation sur une planète à deux soleils ?Un chercheur de l’université écossaise Saint Andrews s’est intéressé à la façon dont pourrait se développer la végétation sur une planète dotée de deux soleils, ou plus. Selon lui, les plantes seraient bien différentes de celles que l’on trouve sur la Terre, et pourraient être extrêmement sombres.Alors que plusieurs planètes ont été observées dans des systèmes à étoiles multiples, l’astronome Jack O’Malley s’est demandé à quoi ressembleraient les plantes sur une planète telle que la Terre, mais dotée de deux ou trois soleils. D’après ses recherches, rapportées par le site sciencenewsline, la végétation d’une telle planète pourrait être grise, voire noire.À lire aussiSoleil : Pourquoi est-ce que l’on bronze ?Les plantes se développent grâce à la transformation de la lumière en énergie, la photosynthèse. Or comme l’explique Jack O’Malley, “sur des planètes situées dans un système à deux étoiles ou plus, il existerait potentiellement plusieurs sources d’énergie permettant de déclencher la photosynthèse. La température d’une étoile détermine sa couleur et, par conséquent, la couleur de la lumière utilisée pour la photosynthèse. Selon la couleur de l’étoile, les plantes pourraient évoluer de façon très différente”.Le chercheur estime qu’il existe plus de 25% d’étoiles semblables au Soleil et 50% de naines rouges dans les systèmes multiples observés. Des plantes évoluant dans de tels systèmes absorberaient certainement autant de lumière que possible et apparaîtraient alors noires ou grises. “Elles pourraient même être capables d’utiliser le rayonnement infrarouge ou ultraviolet pour déclencher la photosynthèse”, estime Jack O’Malley.Le 24 avril 2011 à 14:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Feb 28 2018

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 @aprnListen nowBill would let Alaska judges temporarily take guns from likely threatsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauA proposed House bill would allow Alaska judges to issue protective orders removing guns from people who they find to likely be a threat to themselves or others.Bethel High students stage walkout to raise awareness for gun violenceAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelStudents walked out of class today at Bethel Regional High School to raise awareness about school shootings and to demand stricter gun laws. Community members, parents, and former school staff joined them.What can unflappable geese teach us about the future of Arctic development?Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageEvery summer, millions of migratory birds like the greater white-fronted goose descend on the National Petroleum Reserve, to lay eggs, molt their feathers and fatten up. A lot of the oil potential lies squarely in migratory bird habitat.Recovery effort for man buried in avalanche temporarily suspendedLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanA 39-year-old Ketchikan man was buried in an avalanche while snowboarding on Dude Mountain Sunday afternoon. A search began on Monday, but has been temporarily suspended because of bad weather.Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers’ wasteAssociated PressThe National Park Service is considering new rules for the disposal of human waste generated by climbers on North America’s tallest mountain, Denali.Iditarod set to start under a cloud of scandalsZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis year the Iditarod is mired in scandals: Fallout from a dog doping fiasco, a musher mutiny, and unprecedented pressure from protest groups. All of which, according to a leaked report, are putting the event’s future in dire jeopardy.New GOES satellite will aid weather forecasting in Alaska, Western USDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA satellite scheduled for launch Thursday will aid weather forecasting in the western US, including Alaska.Scrutiny urged over Hydro One’s Alaska forayJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauMore than 100 people turned up to Centennial Hall to observe, listen and speak to state regulators reviewing the acquisition of Juneau’s electric utility by a Canadian firm.last_img read more

2018 In Review Houstons Biggest Transportation Stories

first_img Share From the end of construction on most of 290, to adjustments in public transit, to the ongoing high-speed rail project, 2018 was a busy year — as always — in Houston transportation.In the audio above, Houston Matters revisits the biggest stories of 2018 from the transportation realm with the help of News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter.last_img

Tenmember Chinese PLA delegation arrives at city post Sukna visit

first_imgKOLKATA/Darjeeling: A ten member Chinese delegation visited Headquarter Eastern Command, Kolkata, on Thursday. The delegation was led by Lt Gen Liu Xiaowu, Deputy Commander of Western Theatre Command of PLA. Before arriving at Kolkata, the team has visited New Delhi, Agra and Sukna.The visit is a positive step towards enhancing the bilateral defence cooperation mechanism between the two countries, which would help in maintaining peace and stability along the LAC. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe delegation visited Headquarters, Eastern Command (HQ EC) at Fort William, where they interacted with Lt Gen Sunil Srivastava, Chief of Staff, EC and other officers. The delegation was conducted around in Fort William and later taken on a visit to Victoria Memorial, prior to their departure from Kolkata.The PLA delegation had departed for Kolkata from Sukna earlier on Thursday.They had arrived at Sukna on July 3. On arrival at the headquarters of the 33 Corps, Lt Gen Xiaowu had a meeting with Lt Gen. Pradeep M Bali, GOC, 33 Corps. This was followed by a delegation level meeting on Wednesday. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe meetings had ended on a positive note and both the Chinese and the Indian sides had expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the interactions. “The interactions will contribute towards maintaining peace and tranquility on the borders” stated a release. A cultural show and a banquet had been held in Sukna in honour of the visiting Chinese delegation. The visit of the PLA delegation is being seen as of great importance to the armies of the two nations, with the objective of enhancing bilateral defence cooperation, increasing interactions at military commander’s level and implementation of various agreements to maintain peace and tranquility at the borders. Incidentally, the Sukna meet is being seen as the result of meetings between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan and Qingdao in the recent past. In both the meetings, the two heads had resolved to strengthen bilateral ties between the nations.The last delegation level meeting had taken place at the Headquarters of the Eastern Command at Kolkata in February 2017.Defence Observers opine that the meetings between the two armies are of immense importance, especially after the Doklam standoff.last_img read more

Butterfly Valves Market to Reach USD1366 billion at 63 CAGR by

first_img“Butterfly Valves Market by Type, Mechanism, Function, and End Users : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018–2025.” According to the report, the global butterfly valves market is estimated to garner $13.66 billion by 2025, from $8.28 billion in 2017, registering a CAGR of 6.3% from 2018 to 2025.Surge in demand from the oil & gas industry, increase in utilization of power in industrial processes, and rise in need for automation in process industries drive the growth in the market. However, high level of competition from local players and possibility of choking and cavitation hinder the market growth. On the other hand, increase in demand for industrial infrastructure and untapped potential in emerging economies create new opportunities in the market.Download Sample at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/5280High-performance butterfly valve segment to be lucrativeBased on motor type, the high-performance butterfly valve segment held the major market share in 2017, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the total revenue. This segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 6.8% from 2018 to 2025, owing to flow path, high capacity, and ability offered by them to pass solid & viscous media. The research also analyzes the lined butterfly valve segment.Oil & gas industry to maintain its lead position throughout the forecast periodOn the basis of end user, the oil & gas industry accounted for nearly two-fifths of the total share in 2017 and will maintain its lead position throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to rise in demand for the upstream exploration, midstream transmission, and downstream refining. However, the water & waste water segment would grow at the highest CAGR of 9.3% from 2018 to 2025, owing to rise in adoption for transportation through pipelines, desalination projects, treatment in different processing industries, and water treatment factories. The report also explores electric power, chemical, and other end users.For Purchase Enquiry@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5280Asia-Pacific to maintain its leadership status by 2025Asia-Pacific accounted for more than one-third of the total market share in terms of revenue in 2017 and will maintain its leadership status by 2025. In addition, the region would register the highest CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. This is a lucrative region, owing to surge in adoption of pipeline transportation and power projects in major economies such as India, Japan, and China. The report also analyzes regions including North America, Europe, and LAMEA.Leading industry playersThe key market players analyzed in the research include Emerson Electric Co., Cameron, Flowserve Corporation, AVK Group, Alfa-Laval Corporate AB, Weir Group, Crane Co., KSB Group, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, and Velan Inc.last_img read more

Small Originators Filling Footprint of Rivals Report

first_img December 1, 2011 416 Views Smaller mortgage originators are stepping up to the plate to make loans as larger lenders, encumbered by mounting litigation and repurchase claims, pull back from the servicing sector, according to a report released Thursday.[IMAGE]Paul Miller, a financial analyst with “”FBR Capital Markets””:http://www.fbr.com/, based conclusions from the report on quarterly shares of market activity. “”The mortgage origination market has changed dramatically over the past few years because the large banks are pulling back from the market as they deal with servicing issues and repurchase claims,”” he wrote.He credited moves by “”Bank of America””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/ to reduce its mortgage servicing footprint as one of the reasons why smaller lenders, including “”PHH Mortgage””:http://www.phhmortgage.com/ and “”Quicken Home Loans””:http://www.quickenloans.com/, more than doubled their share of the mortgage market by the third quarter this year. Other ambitious, smaller lenders include “”U.S. Bank””:http://www.usbank.com/index.html, “”Provident Funding””:https://www.provident.com/, “”BB&T””:http://www.bbt.com/, and “”Fifth Third””:https://www.53.com/site/index.html?%3f, among others.Servicing issues and repurchase claims discourage larger banks from allocating capital, he wrote, creating “”an [COLUMN_BREAK]opportunity for smaller players to step up and fill the void while still attaining healthy margins.””His analysis fronted three examples. PHH acquired 3.8 percent of the market share, up from 1.6 percent from 2007, with USB next in line at 3.5 percent, an increase from 1.3 percent from the same year. Quicken came last with a claim on 2.1 percent, up from 0.5 percent.Withdrawing mortgage lenders continue to cite litigation expenses and onerous new rules for their decisions to take leave of the industry. After failing to find a buyer, Bank of America announced that it would close down its correspondent lending unit in August. Two big lenders sold servicing rights and operations to “”Ocwen Financial Corp.””:http://www.ocwen.com/, which signed up for the servicing arm from “”Morgan Stanley””:http://www.morganstanley.com/ for $59.3 million in October and “”$15 billion in mortgage-servicing rights””:https://themreport.com/articles/ocwen-set-to-buy-15-billion-in-msrs-from-jpmorgan-2011-11-11 from “”JPMorgan Chase””:https://www.chase.com/ for $950 million in November.Smaller lenders meanwhile continue to expand nationally, with “”BB&T assuming $3.3 billion in low-cost deposits and 78 branches from Florida-based BankAtlantic””:https://themreport.com/articles/bbt-scoops-up-bankatlantic-scrimps-on-bad-assets-2011-11-01 in November, a move that made it the sixth largest franchise in the Miami market.Miller cited a “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) report that predicts originations will squeeze by about 28 percent over 2012, reducing a historically trillion-dollar market to $935 billion.He also said that modifications to the Home Affordable Refinance Program would likely increase originations to $1.2 trillion over next year. He said that it is unlikely to see any reversal of the current trend anytime soon.””Given the cost to the large banks to service mortgages, we expect the smaller players to continue taking share as capacity is taken out of the system,”” he wrote. Small Originators Filling Footprint of Rivals: Report Sharecenter_img Acquisitions Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America FBR Capital Markets Housing Affordability Investment Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Morgan Stanley Mortgage Bankers Association Processing Profits Quarterly Earnings Service Providers 2011-12-01 Ryan Schuette in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   This year’s figures represent a 35 percent increase over the same point last season, which is the largest such increase in the National Football League. The Cardinals hit the road to visit the Seattle Seahawks in a crucial NFC West matchup Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The game kicks off at 2:05 p.m. and can be seen on FOX 10 in Phoenix. Radio coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. – / 26 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img The local telecast of the Arizona Cardinals’ 14-6 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday generated a 30.0 rating and a 55 share, according to the NFL and The Nielsen Company. It was the fifth straight week that a Cardinals broadcast received a 50 share or better and the fourth straight week that a game had an audience of over 500,000 local households.The Cardinals’ 10 games this season have averaged a 27.2 rating and a 50 share while being watched by an average of 501,000 local households. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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rise and a system for countries to revise and improve efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions Other key issues remain unsettled with the conference expected to continue past its scheduled Friday evening end time but conference leaders said they will deliver a new text at 9 am on Saturday Observers expect formal agreement in the following hours the new text “The real negotiations have finally begun” said Jennifer Morgan global director of the climate program at World Resources Institute “There are very clear signs of progress but key provisions are still in play” The new draft agreement includes a resolution to a debate over target maximum temperature rise The agreement calls on countries to keep temperature rise “well below” 2C (36F) by 2100 and recognizes maximum temperature below 15C (27F) as an ideal goal The mention of a 15C target is the result of “small guys moving the big guys” in the words of Monica Araya executive director of Nivela a climate change think tank Some of the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change launched a concerted effort to push their developed counterparts Many small island developing nations like Kiribati risk becoming uninhabitable if temperatures rise above that threshold Read More: Why the Paris Climate Summit Is All About the Money The new draft also shows consensus that countries should reassess their plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as science and technology advances The new agreement calls for that process to occur every five years beginning in 2019 Many developing countries had been reluctant to agree to a preset review period out of fear they would be forced into emissions reductions that would cripple development “This is a bet on innovation this is a bet on technological change” said Nathaniel Keohane vice president of global climate at the Environmental Defense Fund The key provisions still in play include questions about how to shape mechanisms to ensure that countries accurately report their emissions reductions The US and others are pushing for strong reporting requirements to ensure that countries like China and India follow through on their promises to address greenhouse gas emissions “Thats always been the heart of the agreement and now its the heart of the negotiations” Keohane said of the transparency discussion Negotiators have also yet to agree on key question regarding how to finance efforts to address climate change in developing countries Developed countries committed in 2009 to sending $100 billion a year to their developing counterparts The new draft agreement confirms that promise but details about what counts and how it is counted remain in the air Read More: China Shows Its Getting Serious About Climate Change The last minute nature of talks on what has been tentatively dubbed The Paris Agreement are not unusual and negotiators remain optimistic despite areas of significant disagreement Negotiators want to be able to show their bosses and citizens in their own countries that they played hardball in negotiations and did not concede too early Past climate negotiations have seen worse discord at this stage of talks The host country France in this case plays a key role in determining the structure of any agreement in climate negotiations French officials assess areas of agreement and consensus and write the draft text of an agreement incorporating areas where countries have reached a consensus The host leaves areas that remain undetermined in brackets Brackets can technically be added back to any part of the text but they rarely return once the host removes them The latest draft of the agreement contains only 48 brackets down from more than 300 in the previous version of the text “I think dear friends that we will get there” said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius before releasing the new draft Thursday Write to Justin Worland at justinworland@timecomThe trailer for the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG has arrived 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