Video: Take a whirl above the massive LIGO gravitational wave detector

first_imgEinstein’s general theory of relativity turns 100 this year! Find out more in a special issue from Science. After decades of effort, physicists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) say they’re on the verge of detecting ripples in space and time called gravitational waves. Such waves would be set off when, for example, two neutron stars or two black holes merge. Their detection would open a new window on the cosmos and fulfill perhaps the most spectacular prediction of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Fly above the massive LIGO interferometer in Livingston, Louisiana—which has a twin in Hanford, Washington—and learn how physicists will search for those tiny, elusive signals.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

PSC comes to Lariba’s aid

first_imgMOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES Adamson batters Teng-less Flying V in tune-up BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine Sports Commission has come to the rescue while the global table tennis community readily showed its support for Rio de Janeiro Olympian Ian Lariba.Without making it public, PSC chair Butch Ramirez said the sports agency immediately got in touch with De La Salle University for a collaborative effort on how to financially help Lariba in her fight against leukemia.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Aside from Lariba, the PSC has also reached out to former Olympic bronze medalist Leopoldo Serrantes of boxing and legendary female sprinter Mona Sulaiman, who both suffered life-threatening illnesses.“If we want to win medals in the Olympics, we should not overlook the situation of our athletes,’’ said Ramirez.READ: Olympian Lariba in need of helpSeveral world-ranked players also expressed their support for the 22-year-old Lariba at the ongoing 2017 World Table Tennis Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany.World No. 2 Fan Zhendong and the third-ranked Xu Xin of China provided inspiration for Lariba in a video message where Romania’s Elizabeta Samara and Petrissa Solja of Germany also aired words of encouragement.The video, which ended with the message “Table Tennis Family stands behind Ian Lariba,’’ can be seen on the Facebook account of the International Table Tennis Federation.ADVERTISEMENT “To be honest, we don’t want to announce it. We promise to take good care of her because she plays for the country,’’ said PSC chair Butch Ramirez.READ: Rio Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLariba, a two-time UAAP Athlete of the Year before finishing her BS Management of Financial Institutions degree at La Salle, will undergo treatment this week after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.The Inquirer found that the PSC initially shelled out P300,000 to foot the medical expenses of the Lariba, the first Filipino paddler who made it to the quadrennial Olympics. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

Virat Kohli continues to lead ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli continues to top the ICC ODI batting chart while his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni has gained three positions to be placed 12th in the latest rankings issued today.In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, there are a number of movements but the top five batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders have remained unchanged.Kohli is on top of the table, followed by Australia’s David Warner, South Africa’s AB de Villiers, Joe Root of England and Babar Azam of Pakistan.Dhoni, meanwhile, has moved up three places to 12th after scoring 154 runs in the series against West Indies, while Ajinkya Rahane has been rewarded for finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with 336 runs with a jump of 13 places that has put him just outside the top 20 on a career-high 23rd position.West Indies’ Shai Hope has vaulted 20 places to 61st in the latest rankings.Batsmen heading in the right direction following Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe series are Niroshan Dickwella 38th (up by seven places), Sikandar Raza 51st (up by three places), Hamilton Masakadza 57th (up by 14 places), Upul Tharanga 64th (up by 10 places) and Danushka Gunathilaka 70th (up by 36 places).However, no Indian features in the top 10 bowlers and all-rounders lists which is being headed by Australia’s Josh Hazlewood and Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.In the bowlers’ list, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jason Holder and Ravichandran Ashwin have returned to the top 20.Kumar has moved up six places to 13th, Holder is now 18th after improving five places following his eight wickets in the series, while Ashwin is 20th after leaping 10 places.advertisementSikandar Raza and Hardik Pandya are the biggest movers in the all-rounders’ list. Raza has jumped 17 places to claim 10th position for the first time in his career, while Pandya is now 26th after moving up 22 places.In the recently played series, India defeated the West Indies by 3-1 while Zimbabwe overpowered Sri Lanka by 3-2, resulting in changes to the ODI team rankings, giving West Indies renewed hope in the race to the 30 September 2017 cut- off date for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Zimbabwe’s historic series win against Sri Lanka has given the West Indies a glimmer of hope of direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with the gap between two-time former world champions West Indies and 1996 champions Sri Lanka narrowed to 10 points on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.Sri Lanka had entered the series against Zimbabwe, needing to win by 4-1 or better to secure a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2017. However, the eventual result has brought the West Indies back in contention as Sri Lanka has slipped from 93 points to 88 points, which, in turn, has meant the 16 points gap between the eighth and ninth ranked sides has been trimmed to 10 points.According to the current Future Tours Programme, Sri Lanka will now have a second chance to qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when it hosts India for a five-ODI series in August.And if Sri Lanka wins two or more matches in this series, then it will qualify automatically for the ICC’s pinnacle 50- over tournament, irrespective of how England and the West Indies series pans out.However, Sri Lanka’s failure to win two matches against India, will mean the West Indies will still have a chance to avoid featuring in next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.If India beats Sri Lanka by 4-1, then the West Indies will have to win all five matches against England. But, if India sweeps all five ODIs against Sri Lanka, then the West Indies will need to beat England by 4-0 or better.These permutations give tremendous context to the presently scheduled upcoming ODIs as Sri Lanka and the West Indies will be fighting tooth and nail to secure the eighth and last available automatic place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The remaining two places will be filed by the top two sides from the 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, which will be completed by the bottom four sides from the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings, top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and top two sides from the ICC World Cricket League.last_img read more

NEBRASKA CATHOLIC CHURCHES SUBPOENAED OVER CHILD ABUSE INCIDENTS

first_imgNebraska officials have subpoenaed more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and institutions in the state seeking any records related to child sexual assault or abuse.The move was announced Tuesday by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, which had last summer asked Nebraska’s three Catholic diocese to voluntarily turn over records of child sex abuse dating back decades.The office says the Nebraska Department of Justice appreciates the churches’ voluntary cooperation, but believes “subpoenas are necessary in order to ensure all reports of impropriety have been submitted to the appropriate authorities.”The subpoenas seek all records or information related to any child sexual abuse that has occurred by those employed or associated with each church or institution, whether previously reported or not.last_img read more

NEBRASKA COLLECTS MORE TAX REVENUE THAN EXPECTED

first_imgNebraska’s state government collected more tax revenue than expected in May.The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state received a net of $439 million, which is 11.3% above the official forecast of $395 million.The department says net sales-and-use, individual and corporate income and miscellaneous taxes were all higher than expected for the month.Nebraska’s net tax collections are also above projections for the current fiscal year that ends June 30th.The state has collected nearly $4.37 billion as of May 31, which is 3.4% above the forecast of $4.22 billion.The comparisons are based on the February predictions of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board.last_img read more

Five Favorite Texas Games

first_imgNCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma StatePhoto Attribution: US PresswireThese are from the Miles/Gundy era (the non-dark ages). Speaking of, we need a good name for the last 10 years…maybe it’s just the Gundy era since he was the OC under Miles for a while. Maybe it’s the “we score more every week than we did every season in the 90s” era. I don’t know but I’m willing to take suggestions.I know this is going to be difficult for some of you to swallow but sometimes I like (and appreciate) great OSU games that result in losses more than I do the wins.That’s crazy, I know, but if you’re Andy Roddick that ’09 Wimbledon final has to be more special than, say, a random Cincinnati Open you won in the mid-2000s, doesn’t it?There’s this dark beauty to the great ones, the devastating losses, that just isn’t there in the Savannah State games, the Kansas games. Does the 3OT Durant game in GIA mean less if Boggan doesn’t hit the final three. I argue no but I know some of you would disagree. Anyway, on to my top five[1. Strangely I attended all five of these games. That’s college I guess…].5. The 2005 game in Stillwater – When D’Juan caught the play-action pass on 4th and 1 and then the one-handed tipped ball later on for a score you thought magic might happen in Stillwater with #2 in town. But Vince Young happened and they put up 38 straight in a game that wasn’t as close as the 19-point final margin.4. The 2008 game in Austin – This is one of the underrated games of the Zac era. Kendall Hunter had 19 touches for 191 all-purpose yards and we came within a 50-yard bomb of upending #1 in their house.3. The 2011 game in Austin – Save the heart-stopping Justin Gilbert kick return this was one of the more dull games of the Weeden/Blackmon era. If you call being the first team to go back-to-back in Austin in consecutive years since the early 1900s “dull.”2. The 2007 game in Stillwater – This game destroyed me. Zac broke the passing yardage mark with 430 but Texas put up 24 points in the last 12 minutes to sneak out with a 38-35 win. Other than the 2004 Bedlam affair this was the one football loss that really affected me. Mack on Colt afterwards: “the last nine minutes of the game, he never blinked.” Strangely I don’t think I did either.1. The 2010 game in Austin – The shedding of a 70-year-old gorilla off our collective backs. Blackmon’s personal introduction to the national stage. Mack on Weeds: “[he] was unbelievable. He made some throws tonight very few college quarterbacks can make.”Here’s to this year’s version topping off this list and giving us our first W against them in Stillwater since 1997 (and second ever!)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

What to Wear with Joggers: 3 Outfits for Home, Work, and Play

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now If you told any of us a decade ago that athleisure would become a completely acceptable stylistic choice of men and women today, we would have told you that you were living in a dream world full of sweatpants and sneakers. Yet here we are, discussing how to wear the seemingly myriad styles of joggers and look damn good doing it. If you are wondering what kind of joggers to wear with what, fear not, we have it all covered. We’ve narrowed it down to the three basic jogger categories and outfits: home, work, play.HomeWhen it comes to lounging around at home, we all know that you need to feel good first and look good second. Keep it simple, but keep it classic. Don’t buy into that logo’d stuff or hold onto to those team fleece you were rocking in your dorm room back in the day. A grown man wears grown causal wear. You never know, Publishers Clearing House may show up to give you millions on camera. Don’t look gross.Marine Layer Emmett Sherpa Jogger – $88OK guys, let’s call these what they are: sweatpants. But these sweatpants aren’t those baggy britches you wear on laundry day, nor are they the skintight hipster pants that somehow make sweatpants look uncomfortable. These are slim and flattering with out being skinny and revealing. When it comes to fabric, Marine Layer didn’t skimp. This is thick, premium Mocktwist Sherpa fleece, and it’s fluffy and warm, just the way comfy pants should be. The front fly detail and patch pockets are almost worth seeing if you can sneak them into the office.See ItGreyers Cooper Slub Long Sleeve Henley – $68Sure, you can wear that T-shirt with the stretched out collar and mystery stains, or you could wear something that will look good inside and outside the house. Here’s why we love this cotton jersey henley from Grayers: 1) it’s slightly off white, so it looks lived-in; 2) it’s a slub knit, meaning it has a natural texture to the fabric that keeps it from looking too stuffy; and 3) it’s not your run-of-the-mill tee, which makes it something you could wear off the couch.See ItPendleton Norwester Shawl Collar Cardigan – $159We all have those comfy hoodies from somewhere, sometime, that mean something special to us. We’re not going to sit here and tell you to toss those, but we are going to sit here and tell you that there are better clothes out there than those beat up, ratty, never-going-to-get-rid-of-them hoodies. This Pendleton cardigan is an investment, and it’s perfect for when you need something just as comfortable as that hoodie, but a little more mature. It’s Pendleton, so you know it will work just about anywhere you wear it, including at home.See ItUGG Maksim Chukka Boot – $125If you’ve already made up your mind about this boot because you read the brand name and nothing else, you should forget what you think you know about UGG. These boots are lined with the same stuff as their home boots and slippers, but the suede upper and rugged sole could be from your favorite chukka. These are warm and cozy for around the house, but you don’t have to try to find your shoes before you leave for a midnight run to the store – you’re already wearing them.See ItWorkYep, you can wear joggers to work. Nope, you don’t have to work at a gym. Joggers have come leaps and bounds from years’ past and they are now more refine – some might even say completely fine to wear all the time. Well, your boss may think otherwise, so you have to make sure you pick the right ones. Here’s a rule of thumb: If you aren’t sure if they will work or not, chances are they won’t. But these will:Bonobos Wool E-Waist Trousers – $198Not all joggers are created equal. These from Bonobos are basically your favorite slim, modern dress pant, but with a Thanksgiving-friendly waistband. Made from 90 percent wool and 10 percent mohair, these jogger/trouser hybrids fall well within the work dress code, but aren’t going to make you regret an unexpected heavier-than-usual lunch. We love this navy, to keep it classic, but you can opt for the brighter blue option to make a bold statement (even bolder than wearing joggers to work in the first place).See ItThe Tie Bar Pinpoint Solid Shirt – $55If you thought The Tie Bar was still only making ties, you have been missing out big time. This brand is killing all things suiting. When wearing a jogger trouser, opting for a pinpoint fabric (instead of broadcloth, for example) keeps the shirt inline with the trouser – dressed up, but not stuffy. This guy is a non-iron, spread collar, ensuring little fuss over looking good in the morning, with or without a tie.See ItUniqlo Stretch Wool Slim-Fit Jacket – $130If your job requires wool trousers, there is a good chance you may need a jacket – but who wants to get a stuffy jacket to wear with those comfy pants? Don’t worry, there are ways around that too. This stretch wool jacket from Uniqlo has you covered (literally). With 2 percent stretch, this jacket feels like your suit, but moves like your hoodie. Elevate your subtle style statement by wearing gray on the top and navy on the bottom. This adds a sharp sartorial edge to an otherwise ordinary color palette.See ItFlorsheim Salerno Cap Toe Oxford – $110We love a crisp, clean white sneaker with anything and everything, but if your office prefers more traditional footwear, you can’t go wrong with an Oxford. This pair from Florsheim has the craftsmanship you expect from the heritage brand with the comfort you want in shoes you’ll be in all day. The Ortholite rebound foam footbed keeps your dogs from barking so you can focus on what’s really important: figuring out other ways to be as comfortable as possible at the office, all day long.See ItPlayIf you are around people working out, you are around joggers. This is where the joggers really thrive. Moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating, these pants are meant to move right along with you, no matter what you’re doing. But you aren’t always going straight to and from the gym in your workout-friendly getup. So, what can you throw on to look good, feel good, and maybe most importantly, smell good? Take a look as we break it down for you.Mack Weldon Radius Pant – $98Mack Weldon started off making kick-ass underwear for dudes who move, so it was only a matter of time before their joggers became some of the best you could buy. These Radius pants are made from waterproof and stain-resistant fabric; have hidden pockets for the stuff you need to keep close by; and a moisture-wicking, quick dry interior to keep you nice and dry down there. Plus, they’ll look great if you skip the gym all together and make it to brunch instead.See ItQOR Baselayer Short Sleeve Crew – $49Remember when Merino wool was for sweaters and that was it? That never made sense to us. Wool is one of those fabrics that is super lightweight, has the ability to rid itself of odors, and is naturally antimicrobial. If you haven’t gotten onboard the Merino bandwagon yet, let us welcome you. This Merino blend, short-sleeve crew from QOR is exceptionally breathable, moisture-wicking, and fast-drying and makes you look like you know exactly what you’re doing, even if you have no idea at all.See ItTracksmith Waite Windbreaker – $168Windbreakers are back and better than ever. This guy, in the most classic navy, keeps you dry and has four-way stretch fabric so it moves any direction you do. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic nylon yarns are woven in a way that allows air to pass through while water beads off.See ItReebok Floatride Run – $150If you’re going to trust anyone to take you from gym, to track, to grocery store, it’s Reebok. They literally own Crossfit, so you know you can do anything in their shoes. If your Sunday errands involve you running a marathon uphill, you’re just as covered as if you wanted to sit back and relax at the movies. Reebok’s new Floatride pressure-set foam has a consistent cell structure that delivers the optimal mix of lightweight cushion and a responsive feel. And don’t worry if a stark white running shoe isn’t your thing, these bad boys are customizable for a few bucks more.See It Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Businesslast_img read more

Nouveau procureur de la Couronne à Yarmouth

first_imgRichard Murphy a été nommé procureur de la Couronne au bureau de Yarmouth du Service des poursuites publiques. Sa nomination a été annoncée aujourd’hui 3 décembre par Martin Herschorn, directeur des poursuites publiques. « M. Murphy a de nombreuses années d’expérience en matière de droit criminel et de poursuites fédérales, a dit M. Herschorn. Cette expérience fait de M. Murphy un atout important pour le Service des poursuites publiques. » Originaire de Wedgeport dans le comté de Yarmouth, M. Murphy a obtenu son baccalauréat en sciences de l’Université Acadia en 1980. Il s’est ensuite inscrit à l’école de droit de l’Université Dalhousie, où il a obtenu son diplôme en 1983. Il a fait un stage au cabinet d’avocats Chipman Fraser Pink and Nickerson de Yarmouth, et est devenu avocat pour ce cabinet. M. Murphy est ensuite devenu associé au cabinet Pink Nickerson Star, qui a été renommé Pink Star Murphy Barro. Pendant ses 25 années d’exercice privé, M. Murphy a été agent pour le bureau du procureur de la Couronne fédérale, où il a intenté des poursuites en vertu de la Loi sur les pêches, principalement. Il a également pratiqué le droit criminel et plaidé en cour suprême et en cour provinciale. M. Murphy a été arbitre en matière d’appel des évaluations pendant 10 ans, et arbitre à la cour des petites créances pendant 13 ans. Il est bilingue et entraîneur d’équipes de hockey et de badminton dans la région de Yarmouth.last_img read more

Les jeunes montrent ce quils font lorsquils ne fument pas

first_imgLes adolescents de la Nouvelle-Écosse chantent, dansent, sont actifs et créent des œuvres d’art plutôt que de fumer. Le gouvernement provincial continue de faire en sorte que les jeunes non-fumeurs ne commencent pas à fumer en mettant au défi leur perception au sujet du nombre de leurs pairs qui sont fumeurs. Un concours créatif en ligne, organisé dans le cadre de la campagne de marketing social contre le tabagisme, demandait aux jeunes d’illustrer ce que 85 p. 100 des jeunes font pendant que 15 p. 100 des jeunes fument. « Cette campagne a connu un grand succès, particulièrement notre principale attraction, les dinosaures de neuf pieds, a dit David Wilson, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. La campagne a fait participer les jeunes, les a mis au défi de faire des choix plus sains et leur a montré que presque plus personne ne fume aujourd’hui. » Les recherches démontrent que les adolescents croient qu’environ 42 p. 100 de leurs pairs sont fumeurs, alors qu’en réalité, il s’agit de seulement 15 p. 100. La campagne démontre à quel point le tabagisme est archaïque par des présentations créatives, des annonces humoristiques, un site Web interactif, une page Facebook et un concours. Le grand gagnant du concours, Liam Hearn, âgé de 15 ans et originaire du comté de Richmond, souligne qu’il est important pour lui de ne pas fumer en raison de tous les problèmes de santé que le tabac peut causer. « J’ai participé au concours dans l’espoir de faire une différence. J’espère que si un fumeur regarde ma vidéo, il voudra cesser de fumer, et si un non-fumeur regarde ma vidéo, il ne voudra pas commencer à fumer », dit-il. Le concours offrait un grand prix de 5 000 $ et 20 prix secondaires de 250 $. Les gagnants ont reçu des chèques-cadeaux pour un intérêt ou un passe-temps de leur choix. Pendant la campagne, des dinosaures de neuf pieds faits de cendriers et des vitrines d’exposition contenant des articles démodés liés au tabagisme ont été présentés à plus de 80 endroits à l’échelle de la province. D’autres éléments de la campagne visant à engager les jeunes incluent le site Web www.15andfalling.ca/fr, des annonces de cinéma, une chaîne YouTube et une page Facebook. Pour voir les soumissions, consultez le www.facebook.com/15andfalling et cliquez sur « J’aime ».last_img read more

Wife of IAF officer crushed to death

first_imgGhaziabad: In a tragic road accident, a 53-year-old wife of an Indian Air Force officer was crushed to death after a speeding truck hit her when she was riding pillion on a motorcycle at Hindon bridge in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad on Sunday evening.According to police, the deceased has been identified as Karuna Mishra, a resident of Indian Air Force colony in Ghaziabad. “The woman was travelling on a motorcycle along with her husband Kamal Mishra (55), who works as a Junior Warrant officer with Indian Air Force,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe incident occurred on Sunday evening around 4 pm when the victim was going with her husband to meet one of his colleagues in Raj Nagar extension area. “A speeding truck hit their motorcycle from behind and couple fell on the road but somehow the woman’s saree got stuck into the truck and she was dragged to nearly 200 meters along with the truck and sustained severe injuries,” said reports. “A few passerby conveyed information to police and a team rushed to the spot. The victims were taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared the woman dead on arrival while her husband has been critically injured. Police have seized the truck but the driver fled from the spot after the incident,” said JK Singh, Station House Officer of Sahibabad police station. “Following the incident, an FIR under section 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304A (Causing death by negligence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Sahibabad police station,” Singh added.last_img read more

Grains mostly lower Grains higher

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mostlt lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was rose 5.20 cents at $5.2160 a bushel; Dec. corn was was off .40 cent at $3.7360 a bushel; Dec. oats fell 7.60 cents at $2.8440 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans lost 2.60 cents at 9.14 a bushel.Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle was up .15 cent at $1.1755 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was gained 1.67 cents at $1.4512 a pound; Dec. lean hogs rose .20 cent at .5472 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP investigate fatal collision

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On September 18, at approximately 5:07 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 666, 5 km north of Grovedale.Police say a pickup truck had rolled as a result of the incident. The 68-year-old male driver from Grovedale was declared deceased on scene.Next of kin has been notified and the identity of the deceased will not be released. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to call Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

Govt stake in Coal India reduces to 7233

first_imgKolkata: The government has pared its holding in Coal India Ltd to 72.33 per cent in the current fiscal from 78.5 per cent in 2017-18, the mining major said on Monday. Following the recent buy back of 0.72 per cent of shares, the promoters (government) holding is now at 72.33 per cent, the company said in an exchange filing. The FIs stake in the miner stood at 18.63 per cent, followed by FIIs at 6.3 per cent, it said, adding, public shareholding was at just 2.74 per cent. In the 2018-19 fiscal, the government has received in excess of Rs 18,000 crore by twin dividends and stake sale by various modes like public offer and ETFs. During the last fiscal, the total payout to government was around Rs 10,000 crore, without any stake sale.last_img read more

Moroccan Notary Swindles Her Customers Flees to the US

Rabat – A Moroccan notary had disappeared after allegedly swindling millions of dirhams from her clients and fleeing to the United States.The notary abandoned her notary practice and her clients, allegedly fleeing to the United States as a millionaire, according to daily newspaper Al-Sabah.She allegedly misappropriated millions of dirhams worth of clients’ money, including individuals and real estate developers. Each time her clients come to her office to claim their money, they were informed by a trainee notary that she was traveling abroad to heal from cancer.According to Al-Sabah, the notary’s repeated visits to the United States were meant to prepare for a permanent residency there, which she finally obtained.Despite a legal complaint filed against her on January 13th, the notary could still manage to move between Morocco and the United States, according to the same source.The clients claim that the notary had accomplices at the borders, especially at the Casablanca Mohammed VI International Airport.The trainee notary is also involved in the case, the source said. read more

World must persuade Israel to tear down barrier on Palestinian land –

The two-day meeting, which ended yesterday in Geneva, called for Israeli compliance with international law and last year’s advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that the construction of a wall, which Israel says it is building for security reasons, is illegal where it runs on occupied territory and should be torn down. The final document, read out at the closing session by Victor Camilleri, Rapporteur of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People which convened the Meeting, expressed serious concern at the continued settlement activities in the West Bank including in and around East Jerusalem, and cautioned against any transfer of Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. The participants voiced great dismay that continued construction of the barrier further exacerbated the already deteriorating socio-economic situation of the Palestinians and stressed that urgent attention by donor countries and the international community was needed to redress this dismal and unacceptable situation. They supported the continued engagement of the so-called Middle East diplomatic Quartet – UN, European Union, Russia and United States – in efforts to resolve the conflict and stressed that a Palestinian State should be territorially contiguous along the 1967 borders, which included the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The Quartet has produced a Road Map plan calling on both Israel and the Palestinians to take parallel and reciprocal steps leading to two states living side by side in peace, originally by the end of 2005. read more

Security Council deeply disappointed over failed election deadlines in Haiti

In a statement, the Council welcomed, however, the reconstitution of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) and noted the establishment of a commission to evaluate and verify the elections held in 2015, stressing the need for the commission to be technical, apolitical, transparent and complete its work within its 30-day mandate. “The members of the Security Council noted the increasing number of challenges Haiti faces; they can be best resolved through close coordination between a democratically elected Government, Haitian civil society, and Haiti’s international partners,” the statement said. Reiterating their strong condemnation of any attempt to destabilize or manipulate the electoral process, in particular through violence, the Council urged all candidates, their supporters, political parties and other actors to refrain from violence or any action that can further disrupt the electoral process and political stability. The Council also urged all actors to resolve any electoral disputes through constructive engagement and the appropriate legal mechanisms, and for the Government of Haiti to hold those responsible for any violence accountable. Welcoming the continued efforts of the UN, other multilateral agencies, regional organizations and UN Member States in supporting Haiti’s “critical needs,” the Council also commended the Haitian National Police, with support from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), for their efforts to maintain peace and protect the civilian population. In addition, the Council said it looked forward to the planned field visit of Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous to Haiti. The visit is aimed at “conveying to Haitian actors the sense of urgency expressed by the Council towards a swift conclusion of the electoral cycle as well as at assessing MINUSTAH’s contribution to the overall situation on the ground, with a view towards this providing options that could inform future steps towards its appropriate configuration,” the statement said. The members Council also expressed their intention to continue to follow closely the situation in Haiti. On 14 February, the Haitian National Assembly elected Jocelerme Privert as the island nation’s interim President, one week after former President Michel Martelly departed without a successor. On 25 April, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply concerned that the agreed-upon date for holding elections in Haiti – 24 April – had not been met. That date had been set following an agreement – known as the 5 February Agreement – between Haitian stakeholders to preserve institutional continuity and further the electoral process. read more

ThreeDify launches new GeoModeler orebody modelling tool

first_imgSoftware company ThreeDify has announced the general availability of ThreeDify GeoModeler, its high performance orebody modeller based on a state-of-the-art 64-bit Linear Octree modelling kernel. Located in Ottawa, ThreeDify provides innovative 3D software solutions through a wide range of products. The company believes that the software offers “a highly efficient and cost effective way to carry out geological modelling, strategic mine planning and 3D visualisations.” Complimentary to the main software products, ThreeDify also offers a variety of lightweight 3D design, model viewing and graphing tools deployed as add-ons to Microsoft Office.“ThreeDify GeoModeler is the result of a persistent research and development conducted by the ThreeDify R&D team. GeoModeler represents a paradigm shift in orebody modelling: instead of using conventional block models that are severely confined by the size of the deposit being modelled, a linear-octree based orebody modeller is capable of modelling and visualising ore deposits of any size, shape and complexity. With GeoModeler, geologists no longer need to compromise precision due to the size of their deposit” said Dan Jiang, CTO of ThreeDify.last_img read more

Martin Engineering holds conveyor symposium in Antalya

first_imgGlobal provider of mining conveyor solutions, Martin Engineering, has completed a Conveyor Safety and Productivity Symposium in Antalya, Turkey, introducing strategies and innovations for improving safety practices while enhancing profitability. More than 40 management and supervisory personnel attended the event, representing a wide range of industries, including aggregates/cement, mining, coal/power, steel production and dry bulk handling.Hosted by Martin Engineering Turkey, the symposium featured content selected specifically to address current issues facing local industries. Speakers included former CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) President and recently retired Martin Engineering Chief Technical Director, Todd Swinderman, who spoke on “Safety by Design,” emphasising that design is the single most effective method of safety improvement, outperforming even guards and controls. He described the company’s EVO Modern Conveyor Architecture, a new approach that encourages engineers to question the design of every component in a conveyor system, looking for ways to redesign for safer operation, better fugitive material control and serviceability. “It’s an incremental approach that applies from head to tail on a conveyor. It’s a quest for safe, clean, profitable systems, examining every aspect of design and looking for ways to upgrade without significantly driving up cost.” Also speaking was trainer and field expert Michael Tenzer of Martin Engineering, who drew on 23 years of experience to create his presentation, “Innovations,” which highlighted recent technical developments that have led to proven solutions for common industry problems.last_img read more

MI6 replace alQaeda bombmaking instructions with cupcake recipes

first_imgThe British goverment’s Secrect Intelligence Service department called MI6 has carried out a rather amusing, but also very important website hack.The terrorist organization al-Qaeda has a number of ways to get new recruits, or teach existing members how to make bombs, and generally cause upset and violence in whatever area of the world they operate. One such information point is a new English-language online magazine that had information on how to make bombs using common househols items in your kitchen.AdChoices广告Anyone reading the instructions could make an effective homemade bomb, and MI6 weren’t about to let that happen. So rather than just removing the information from the website, they instead decided to replace it.The document is entitled “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” and was signed as written by “The AQ Chef”. MI6 allowed the recipe book to remain in place, but instead of bomb making instructions it now tells you how to make cupcakes. More specifically, it’s “The Best Cupcakes in America” written by Ellen DeGeneres.Taking such action potentially has a much greater impact than just removing the document. For one it shows al-Qaeda that their network is far from secure. At the same time it will cause a bit of confusion throughout the group and hopefully make any potential new lone-wolf recruits think the whole thing is a joke, therefore discrediting the terrorist group to some extent.al-Qaeda has reissued the magazine with the original content, but MI6 will continue to try and replace the content in the hope of creating some great cooks instead of bomb makers.Read more at The TelegraphMatthew’s OpinionTerrorists and terrorism in general rely heavily on fear, and their public attacks are carried to generate as much fear as possible. A response like this from MI6 is very clever. It is amusing for us, the general public, and therefore removes some of that fear. For al-Qaeda it will surely cause anger and embarrassment, but hopefully also make them question just how well they are doing as an organization. If MI6 can insert cupcakes into their magazines, what else are they accessing?The fight against terrorism is as much about destroying reputations as it is about preventing bombings. Hacking websites and uploading cupcake recipes is a great way of achieving the former and I look forward to seeing what MI6 do next.last_img read more