US brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

first_imgCadillac, he said, pushes the edge on new consumer-pleasing technology, but that causes reliability problems.Almost the opposite are Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand, which have taken the top two slots for the sixth straight year, Fisher said. Toyota is slow to introduce new technology, only now offering Apple CarPlay when other automakers did it years ago, he said.”If you’re slow to the market, you’re slow with technology, that’s the way you do get reliability and that’s how Toyota is so consistent,” he said.Consumer Reports said it didn’t have enough data to rank Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mitsubishi or Smart.The magazine gives more weight to mechanical and safety issues than minor problems like voice recognition or wind noise. The magazine and website said all U.S.-based brands fell to the bottom half of 29 brands in the rankings. Lexus and Toyota were once again at the top.Consumer Reports got more than 500,000 responses to the annual survey of its subscribers, and it uses the data from the 2000-2017 model years to predict reliability of 2019 vehicles.The survey released Wednesday found that readers are having more trouble with technology designed to increase fuel economy than they are with electronic infotainment systems, which long had been a bugaboo for automakers and vehicle owners.The mechanical problems with smaller turbocharged engines and transmissions with multiple gears could leave people stranded rather than just frustrated with voice recognition or other technology, said Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at the magazine.”It’s worse for the consumer, absolutely,” Fisher said. “I would be happy to not be able to pair my phone five times than get stuck on the side of the road once.”Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Infiniti, Audi, BMW, Mini and Hyundai rounded out the top 10 auto brands. Volvo had the worst reliability followed by Cadillac, Tesla, Ram and GMC. Asian or Korean brands took seven of the top 10 spots. U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble with their vehicles. In this April 22, 2014, file photo, a worker cleans a Tesla Model S sedan before an event to deliver the first set of cars to customers in Beijing. U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble and fewer problems with infotainment systems. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File) This Feb. 15, 2018, photo shows a Ford logo on a 2018 Expedition 4×4 on display at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble and fewer problems with infotainment systems. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Tesla introduced more complexity into the Model S by offering all-wheel-drive and air suspension standard, Fisher said. The company makes hardware and software changes weekly, raising the risk of problems, he said.General Motors’ brands were hurt by mechanical problems including transmissions on its newly introduced large crossover SUVs such as the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. Buick’s Enclave was the most reliable vehicle the brand had until the redesign, and now it’s the worst, dragging down Buick’s score, Fisher said. Explore further Citation: US brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey (2018, October 24) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-brands-falter-consumer-auto-reliability.html Toyota tops Consumer Reports’ auto reliability rankings In this April 25, 2017, file photo, a General Motors dealer’s sign stands in Nashville, Tenn. U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble and fewer problems with infotainment systems.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Tesla dropped six places from last year and now ranks 27th. GM’s Buick, normally a top-10 finisher, tumbled 11 spots to No. 19. Ford was the highest-ranked U.S. brand but fell three places to No. 18.The domestic brands largely were plagued by problems with newly introduced models, Fisher said.”Traditionally it’s the older models that have the best reliability. As they cycle through the fleet, we’re seeing a drop,” Fisher said.In the case of Tesla, the Model S luxury electric car fell from “above average” reliability to “below average” as readers reported trouble with the air suspension and door handles that extend from the body when the driver approaches. The low reliability score cost the Model S its “Recommended Buy” status with the magazine. Tesla’s Model X SUV remained “much worse than average” due to problems with its falcon-wing doors and touch screen, while the simpler Model 3 mass-market sedan ranked “average” in reliability. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. 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Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green

first_imgFinnish startup company Norsepower installed its rotor sail technology on the Maersk Pelican tanker, Aug. 29, 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in the first such installation on a tanker as the shipping industry tries new solutions in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Maersk Pelican oil tanker is testing Norsepower’s 30 meter (98 foot) deck-mounted spinning columns, which convert wind into thrust based on an idea first floated nearly a century ago. Transport’s contribution to earth-warming emissions are the subject of investigations as negotiators gather in Katowice, Poland, for U.N. COP24 climate talks. (Casper Hariot/Maersk Tankers via AP) Finnish startup company Norsepower installed its rotor sail technology onto the Maersk Pelican tanker, Aug. 29, 2018, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the first such installation on a tanker as the shipping industry tries new solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Maersk Pelican oil tanker is testing Norsepower’s 30 meter (98 foot) deck-mounted spinning columns, which convert wind into thrust. Transport’s contribution to earth-warming emissions are the subject of investigations as negotiators gather in Katowice, Poland, for U.N. COP24 climate talks. (Casper Hariot/Maersk Tankers via AP) Wind power looks to hold the most promise. The technology behind Norsepower’s rotor sails, also known as Flettner rotors, is based on the principle that airflow speeds up on one side of a spinning object and slows on the other. That creates a force that can be harnessed.Rotor sails can generate thrust even from wind coming from the side of a ship. German engineer Anton Flettner pioneered the idea in the 1920s but the concept languished because it couldn’t compete with cheap oil.On a windy day, Norsepower says rotors can replace up to 50 percent of a ship’s engine propulsion. Overall, the company says it can cut fuel consumption by 7 to 10 percent.One big problem with rotors is they get in the way of port cranes that load and unload cargo. To get around that, U.S. startup Magnuss has developed a retractable version. The New York-based company is raising $10 million to build its concept, which involves two 50-foot (15-meter) steel cylinders that retract below deck.”It’s just a better mousetrap,” said CEO James Rhodes, who says his target market is the “Panamax” size bulk cargo ships carrying iron ore, coal or grain.High tech versions of conventional sails are also on the drawing board.Spain’s bound4blue’s aircraft wing-like sail and collapses like an accordion, according to a video of a scaled-down version from a recent trade fair. The first two will be installed next year followed by five more in 2020.The company is in talks with 15 more ship owners from across Europe, Japan, China and the U.S. to install its technology, said co-founder Cristina Aleixendrei. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The IMO is taking aim more broadly at pollution, requiring ships to start using low-sulfur fuel in 2020 and sending shipowners scrambling to invest in smokestack scrubbers, which clean exhaust, or looking at cleaner but pricier distillate fuels. Spinning sail technology is poised to bring back wind-powered ships Finnish startup company Norsepower installed its rotor sail technology on the Maersk Pelican tanker, Aug. 29, 2018, at Rotterdam, Netherlands, in the first such installation on a tanker as the shipping industry tries new solutions in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Maersk Pelican oil tanker is testing Norsepower’s 30 meter (98 foot) deck-mounted spinning columns, which convert wind into thrust based on an idea first floated nearly a century ago. Transport’s contribution to earth-warming emissions are the subject of investigations as negotiators gather in Katowice, Poland, for U.N. COP24 climate talks. (Casper Hariot/Maersk Tankers via AP) Tuomas Risk, CEO of Finnish startup company Norsepower, poses Nov. 2016, in the North Sea, in front of one of his company’s rotor sails, one of the new technologies the shipping industry is looking at as it searches for new solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. The Maersk Pelican oil tanker is testing Norsepower’s 30 meter (98 foot) deck-mounted spinning columns, which convert wind into thrust based on an idea first floated nearly a century ago. Transport’s contribution to earth-warming emissions are the subject of investigations as negotiators gather in Katowice, Poland, for U.N. COP24 climate talks. (Norsepower via AP) A Dutch group, the Goodshipping Program , is trying biofuel, which is made from organic matter. It refueled a container vessel in September with 22,000 liters of used cooking oil on behalf of five customers, in what it called a world first that cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 tons.In Norway, efforts to electrify maritime vessels are gathering pace, highlighted by the launch of the world’s first all-electric passenger ferry, Future of the Fjords, in April.Chemical maker Yara is meanwhile planning to build a battery-powered autonomous container ship to ferry fertilizer between plant and port. The Yara Birkeland, scheduled to enter service in 2020, will cut emissions by replacing the trucks currently used to do this job.Shipowners have to move with the times, said Bjorn Tore Orvik, Yara’s project leader.Building a conventional fossil-fueled vessel “is a bigger risk than actually looking to new technologies … because if new legislation suddenly appears then your ship is out of date,” said Orvik.Batteries are effective for coastal shipping, though not for long-distance sea voyages, so the industry will need to consider other “energy carriers” generated from renewable power, such as hydrogen or ammonia, said Jan Kjetil Paulsen, an advisor at the Bellona Foundation, an environmental non-government organization. Wind power is also feasible, especially if vessels sail more slowly.”That is where the big challenge lies today,” said Paulsen. Ship owners are now “more desperate for new technology to reduce fuel consumption,” she saidAirseas , backed by European plane maker Airbus, plans to deploy its parachute-like automated kite sails on ships ferrying fuselages from France to Alabama starting in 2020. The company predicts that the “Seawing” will reduce fuel use by 20 percent on the 13-day journey. As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, one answer is blowing in the wind. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. European and U.S. tech companies, including one backed by airplane maker Airbus, are pitching futuristic sails to help cargo ships harness the free and endless supply of wind power. While they sometimes don’t even look like sails—some are shaped like spinning columns—they represent a cheap and reliable way to reduce CO2 emissions for an industry that depends on a particularly dirty form of fossil fuels.”It’s an old technology,” said Tuomas Riski, the CEO of Finland’s Norsepower, which added its “rotor sail” technology for the first time to a tanker in August. “Our vision is that sails are coming back to the seas.”Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk , the world’s biggest shipping company, is using its Maersk Pelican oil tanker to test Norsepower’s 30 meter (98 foot) deck-mounted spinning columns, which convert wind into thrust based on an idea first floated nearly a century ago. Maersk pledged this week to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050, which will require developing commercially viable carbon neutral vessels by the end of next decade.The shipping sector’s interest in “sail tech” and other ideas took on greater urgency after the International Maritime Organization, the U.N.’s maritime agency, reached an agreement in April to slash emissions by 50 percent by 2050.Transport’s contribution to earth-warming emissions are in focus as negotiators in Katowice, Poland, gather for U.N. talks to hash out the details of the 2015 Paris accord on curbing global warming.Shipping, like aviation, isn’t covered by the Paris agreement because of the difficulty attributing their emissions to individual nations, but environmental activists say industry efforts are essential to combating climate change. Ships belch out nearly 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year, accounting for 2-3 percent of global greenhouse gases. The emissions are projected to grow between 50 to 250 percent by 2050 if no action is taken.Notoriously resistant to change, the maritime shipping industry is facing up to the need to cut its use of cheap but dirty “bunker fuel” that powers the global fleet of 50,000 vessels—the backbone of world trade. Explore further Citation: Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green (2018, December 6) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-comeback-shipping-green.htmllast_img read more

The Barrage of Bad News About Climate Change Is Triggering EcoAnxiety Psychologists

first_img Amabella having a panic attack in a closet because of climate change is a MOOD #BigLittleLies — mackenzie (@macckkattacckk) June 24, 2019 When news about the environment becomes grim, you might be overcome by an urge to hide or collapse. On last week’s episode of HBO drama “Big Little Lies,” 9-year-old Amabella did both. The character’s metallic boots were found sticking out of a classroom closet following a lesson on climate change, and the internet collectively nodded in recognition. The Reality of Climate Change: 10 Myths Busted Me too, Amabella. Me. too. #biglittlelies pic.twitter.com/PZG9uqOQE3by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must-Have!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoDr. Marty Nature's Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat Food3 Signs Something’s Wrong Inside Your Cat’s BodyDr. Marty Nature’s Feast Freeze-Dried RAW Cat FoodUndoGundry MD SupplementsTop Cardiologist: This One Thing Will Properly Flush Out Your BowelsGundry MD SupplementsUndoMarie Claire | HanacureMeet The Beauty Equivalent To TIME’s Person Of The Year AwardMarie Claire | HanacureUndoClassmatesSearch For Any High School Yearbook, It’s Free.ClassmatesUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo — cole (@colesevn) June 24, 2019 According to a Yale survey conducted in December 2018, 70% of Americans are “worried” about climate change, 29% are “very worried” and 51% feel “helpless.” Despite these striking statistics, most people don’t realize how widespread eco-anxiety is, one psychologist told Live Science. “[Ecoanxiety] is often hidden somewhat under the surface,” Thomas Doherty, a clinical psychologist based in Portland, Oregon, told Live Science, “people aren’t taught how to talk about it.” Still, over the past decade, eco-anxiety has gained increasing recognition from scientists and non-scientists alike. It’s not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, psychology’s list of official diagnoses. That’s partially because its symptoms are poorly defined, said David Austern, a clinical psychologist at NYU Langone Health. The American Psychological Association defines it as “a chronic fear of environmental doom.” Eco-anxiety can range from day-to-day worry about the fate of the world, to Amabella’s outright panic attack. Depending on whom you ask, it can even include the fear and panic attacks some natural disaster victims experience after the fact, Austern said. Its symptoms are largely the same as any other kind of anxiety; its only distinguishing factor is its cause, Austern said. But that doesn’t mean that psychologists aren’t taking eco-anxiety seriously. In 2008, the American Psychological Association established a climate change task force. And in 2017, they published a 70-page report on the mental-health effects of climate change. This year, at their annual conference in Chicago, there will be four climate change related sessions. A term like eco-anxiety, though nebulous, is important to create recognition for a very real phenomenon, Austern said. It helps people express what they’re experiencing. Psychologists agree it’s important to open up a dialogue about the mental health effects of climate change. But they also agree that in most cases, eco-anxiety isn’t a bad thing. “It’s a rational reply to a really serious problem,” Maria Ojala, a psychologist at Örebro University in Sweden, told Live Science. That, she says, is why it could be dangerous to make it a clinical diagnosis. “We have to ask, Is it more pathological for someone to be so worried about climate change or is it actually more pathological that people are not more worried about it?” Austern said. Anxiety is precisely the emotion that’ll propel us to do something, he added. Conveniently, taking action Is also one of the most effective coping mechanisms for eco-anxiety, Ojala said. But anxiety is only good for sparking action up to a certain point, Doherty said. A tenet of psychology, the Yerkes-Dodson law, holds that up to a certain point, arousal — how alert or worried you feel — leads people take action and perform better. But overly high levels of anxiety can become paralyzing. For example, one study described cases in which fear of extreme weather approached the level of phobia. Depending on how anxious you are, that’s either incredibly convenient, or presents a catch-22 situation. In these cases, anxiety becomes counterproductive to climate action, Doherty said, And it’s important to seek help. Luckily, if you’re too anxious to take action, fostering a sense of connection with one’s environment and community can also help with symptoms. A recent study found that 2 hours per week in nature is enough to reap mental health benefits. Despite its prevalence, eco-anxiety still goes under-recognized. It shouldn’t be, Doherty said. “This ‘Big Little Lies’ episode clearly struck a chord with people,” Doherty said. And that’s a sign, he added, of how important a conversation this is to have. Something me and Amabella Klein have in common. #BigLittleLies pic.twitter.com/35Rx1aJUsf — Michael. (@yosoymichael) June 24, 2019 It turns out that anxiety, grief and despair about the state of the environment is nothing new. It even has a name: eco-anxiety. And according to psychologists, it’s incredibly common. [Hypersex to Hoarding: 7 New Psychological Disorders] AdvertisementClimate Change Is Triggering Eco-AnxietyWhen news about the environment becomes grim, you might be overcome by an urge to hide or collapse.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65843-climate-change-anxiety-is-real.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:2102:21Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?02:31Surgical Robotics00:29Video – Giggly Robot关闭  Doomsday: 9 Real Ways Earth Could End Top 10 Controversial Psychiatric Disorders Originally published on Live Science.last_img read more

Skywatcher Captures Rare Image of Mysterious X37B Military Space Plane

first_img In Photos: SpaceX Launches X-37B Space Plane, Lands Falcon 9 Rocket Gotcha! US Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Satellite Tracker Gallery: Declassified US Spy Satellite Photos & Designs Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane. Vandebergh said he’d been hunting for the robotic spacecraft for months and finally managed to track it down in May. But it took a bit longer to get photos of the vehicle. “When I tried to observe it again [in] mid-June, it didn’t meet the predicted time and path,” Vandebergh explained. “It turned out to have maneuvered to another orbit. Thanks to the amateur satellite observers’ network, it was rapidly found in orbit again, and I was able to take some images on June 30 and July 2.”Advertisement The X-37B’s recent passes were almost overhead, Vandebergh added. Related: The X-37B Space Plane: 6 Surprising Facts Beyond expectations The X-37B, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), looks like a miniature version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. “It is really a small object, even at only 300 kilometers [186 miles] altitude, so don’t expect the detail level of ground-based images of the real space shuttle,” Vandebergh said. Taking this into consideration, the newly captured imagery far exceeded Vandebergh’s expectations. “We can recognize a bit of the nose, payload bay and tail of this mini-shuttle, with even a sign of some smaller detail,” he said. Vandebergh captured the photos using a 10-inch F/4,8 aperture Newtonian telescope with an Astrolumina ALccd 5L-11 mono CMOS camera. Tracking was fully manual through a 6×30 finderscope, he said. Classified duties The X-37B has winged past 666 days of flight on this latest mission, which is called OTV-5 because it’s the fifth flight for the program. OTV-5 began on Sept. 7, 2017, with a launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. X-37B missions are carried out under the auspices of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, and mission control for OTV flights is handled by the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. This squadron oversees operations of the X-37B and is tagged as the Air Force Space Command’s premier organization for space-based demonstrations, pathfinders and experiment testing, gathering information on objects high above Earth and carrying out other intelligence-gathering duties. And that may be a signal as to what the robotic craft is doing — both looking down at Earth and upward. Related: US Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane (Infographic) Flight-duration record Each X-37B mission has set a new flight-duration record for the program: Most X-37B payloads are classified, and the Air Force releases few details about the spacecraft’s orbit and activities. The only OTV-5 payload that Air Force officials have revealed is the Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader, or ASETS-II. Developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), this cargo is testing experimental electronics and oscillating heat pipes for long-duration stints in the space environment. According to AFRL, the payload’s three primary science objectives are to measure initial on-orbit thermal performance, to measure long duration thermal performance, and to assess any lifetime degradation. Tarmac touchdown Exactly when OTV-5 will end is unknown. The last X-37B mission touched down at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility — a first for the program. All prior missions had ended with a tarmac touchdown at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Several website postings say that the sixth mission, OTV-6, is planned for this year on a United Launch Alliance Atlas-5(501) rocket. Launch would be from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-41. Reusable vehicles The classified X-37B program “fleet” consists of two known reusable vehicles, both of which were built by Boeing. The X-37B vehicles were built at several Boeing locations in Southern California, including Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and El Segundo. The program transitioned to the U.S. Air Force in 2004 after earlier funded research efforts by Boeing, NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The military space plane is 29 feet (8.8 meters) long and 9.6 feet (2.9 m) tall, with a wingspan of nearly 15 feet (4.6 m). The X-37B’s payload bay, which measures 7 feet (2.1 m) by 4 feet (1.2 m), can be outfitted with a robotic arm. The spacecraft has a launch weight of 11,000 lbs. (4,990 kilograms) and is powered on orbit by gallium-arsenide solar cells with lithium-ion batteries. Prior to OTV-5’s launch, Randy Walden, the director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, said there were many firsts on this mission, making it a milestone for the program. “It is our goal to continue advancing the X-37B OTV so it can more fully support the growing space community,” he said at the time. The Air Force also noted that OTV-5 was launched into, and will be landed from, a higher-inclination orbit than prior missions to further expand the X-37B’s orbital envelope.center_img Secretive Space Plane: Meet the X-37B | VideoThe unmanned X-37B space plane built by Boeing’s Phantom Works division is undergoing orbital flight tests for the U.S. Air Force.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Fomalhaut Stars Huge Ring of Dusty Debris Captured by ALMA | Video00:54 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65884-x-37b-space-plane-skywatcher-photo.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:4502:45Your Recommended Playlist00:54Fomalhaut Stars Huge Ring of Dusty Debris Captured by ALMA | Video00:43OTD in Space – July 16: Apollo 11 Launches to the Moon13:13Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Talks Launch on 50th Anniversary05:46Constellations and Planets In March 2017 Skywatching – Where to Look | Video06:26How To Find Jupiter and Other Skywatching Objects in July 2016 | Video02:22Space.com Builds: Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket关闭  Leonard David is author of the recently released book, “Moon Rush: The New Space Race” published by National Geographic in May 2019. A longtime writer for Space.com, David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Mercedes-Benz Smart Models Worth ConsideringKelley Blue BookUndolast_img read more

Indiana Jones Meets Star Wars in Archaeology From Space Enter to Win

first_imgWhat is it like to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations … from space? Archaeologist Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in the field of space archaeology, using images from satellites orbiting high above Earth to detect long-buried signs of cultures that thrived millennia ago. Her work in Egypt resulted in a breakthrough map of the legendary city of Tanis, made famous in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” But while Parcak’s fictional counterpart Indiana Jones dug through dusty sand and crawled through jungles to reach remote sites, much of Parcak’s work is conducted on computers, analyzing images that use infrared and lasers to peer below the ground and reveal ancient secrets hidden far below.OTD in Space – July 17: X-15 Breaks Altitude RecordOn July 17, 1962, the American test pilot Bob White broke the world record for the highest altitude flight. He took off from Edwards Air Force Base in a rocket-powered X-15 aircraft and made it to an altitude of 314,750 feet. That’s almost 60 miles! At the time, the Air Force considered the edge of space to be 50 miles above the Earth. So White received astronaut wings for his record-breaking spaceflight.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放OTD in Space – July 16: Apollo 11 Launches to the Moon00:43关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65918-archaeology-from-space-giveaway.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3400:34  In Parcak’s new book “Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past” (Henry Holt and Company, 2019), she offers readers a tantalizing glimpse of the technologies that make space archaeology possible; she also reveals extraordinary discoveries that satellites have brought to the surface for the first time in thousands of years. Live Science sits down with Parcak on Facebook Live today (July 12) at 11:30 a.m. ET, for an interview about her book and her two decades of field work spanning five continents. We’ll also be giving away two copies of “Archaeology from Space” (one copy per winner). To participate, leave a comment on the post by 12:01 a.m on July 15. Winners will be selected at random. The contest rules are below. Don’t forget to check Facebook and Twitter for updates on this contest and other live-video events. ‘Archaeology From Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past’ Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S & D.C., 18 or older. 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CBI says Asthanas plaint against its chief is malicious frivolous

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL September 21, 2018 COMMENT SHARE The CBI Friday said its second-in-command Rakesh Asthana’s complaint to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) against its chief Alok Verma is “malicious” and “frivolous”.In an unusual move, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued a statement after reports about Asthana filing a complaint before the CVC alleging interference in the probes undertaken by the special investigation team under him.“It is unfortunate that baseless and frivolous allegations are being made publicly without proper verification of facts to malign the image of the CBI Director and intimidate the officials of the organisation,” the statement said.It said the CVC has asked for certain case files from the CBI on the basis of a complaint filed by the agency’s special director.In its response to the CVC letter, the CBI’s chief vigilance officer (CVO) pointed out that the complaint is an attempt by the complainant to intimidate the agency’s officers who are investigating his role in at least half a dozen cases.The CBI said the “CVC should opine on the maintainability of the complaint and consider it malicious and frivolous in order to protect the integrity of the organisation.”“Irrespective of the maintainability of the complaint, CBI has provided most of the files as requested by the CVC and the remaining will be submitted soon. There is no substance in the media reports that CBI is not cooperating in the enquiry,” it said. CBI Published on COMMENTS CBI Director Alok Verma (left) and CBI Additional Director Rakesh Asthanalast_img read more

Aadhaar What needs to be linked what does not

first_imgaadhaar COMMENT Published on digital privacy September 26, 2018 The Supreme Court on Wednesday brought out the list of services for which biometric ID Aadhaar needs to be mandatorily linked, and the ones for which it is not required.SERVICES REQUIRING AADHAAR LINKING: * It is mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar.* Aadhaar is compulsory for filing Income Tax returns.* Aadhaar must for availing facilities of welfare schemes and government subsidies.SERVICES NOT REQUIRING AADHAAR LINKING: * It is not mandatory to link bank account with Aadhaar.* Telecom service providers cannot ask for linking mobile number with Aadhaar.* CBSE, NEET, UGC cannot make Aadhaar mandatory.* Aadhaar not compulsory for school admissions.* No child can be denied benefits of any schemes on not being able to bring Aadhaarcenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Link Aadhaar with PAN COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more

Womens wall programme builds political heat and dust in Kerala

first_imgChief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s proposed show of strength on January 1, 2019, in which a Vanitha Mathil (women’s wall) will be rolled across Kerala in support of Sabarimala’s cause, is gathering political heat and dust.Lakhs of women will line up the State’s main street to announce solidarity with the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government’s resolve to implement the Supreme Court’s verdict allowing women of all ages access to the shrine. Opposition chargeHectic efforts are underway with the CPI(M), which leads the LDF front, sparing no efforts to deploy its organisational machinery to ensure that the women’s wall is a success. This has invited accusations from the Opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) that the ruling LDF is tapping into the State exchequer to fund what is largely its political show of strength. While the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam supremo and Ezhava community leader Vellappally Natesan has extended full support for the programme, his counterpart in the Nair Service Society (NSS) has rebuffed Pinarayi. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, State Secretary of the CPI(M), has ridiculed the NSS leader G Sukumaran Nair, and said that the latter was slowly leading himself and his community into the BJP-NDA-RSS fold. Earlier, 190 Hindu organisations had been invited for a meeting that will later converge on the decision to roll out the women’s wall. Nearly 176 had accepted the invitation while a few, including the NSS, refused. ‘Political colours’The meeting was in light of a strong resistance put up by the BJP-RSS following the Supreme Court’s verdict. The protests did not earn major dividends for the BJP which won two seats out of the 39 in the recent local body elections.The LDF won 21 and the UDF 12. Recently, the women’s wall has come into focus after a couple of prominent personalities of the film and the literary world chose to denounce it, saying it had acquired political colours and deviated from the avowed mission of uniting people. Much significance is attached to the programme as it will indicate the extent to which the Chief Minister’s political stock has been impacted after Sabarimala became a full-blown crisis during September-December.According to Vijayan, the programme will send a message against attempts to destroy the renaissance values and will spread awareness on the issue. “Various communities joining hands in the effort will make a statement that the country cannot afford to ignore,” he said. “Kerala has evolved to a stage where no crooked mind can hope to throw it back into the dark age,” he added. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on politics state politics SHARE December 19, 2018 COMMENT UDF workers stage a dharna in front of the collectorate in Thrissur demanding restoration of status quo at Sabarimala and boycott of women’s wall, on Monday   –  KK Najeeb Vanitha Mathil will be rolled across Kerala in support of SC’s verdict on the issue COMMENTSlast_img read more

KCRJagan bonhomie raises eyebrows in political circles

first_img COMMENT COMMENTS Published on KCR’s national ambitions take a hit Polavaram project caught in political cross-fire as YSR Congress Government prepares to take charge national politics SHARE The new-found bonhomie between K Chandrasekhar Rao and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has raised eyebrows in political circles.Jagan and his family received a rousing reception from KCR at the palatial Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad, after he vanquished Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP in both Assembly and Parliament elections.Political observers said, KCR is not one who would walk the distance with political leaders unless he has a clear objective in mind. Not long ago, the YSRCP chief had vehemently opposed the struggle for a separate Telangana State and observed a fast unto death. Both proclaimed their intention to work together for the interest of the two Telugu States. KCR has accepted Jagan’s invitation to the latter’s swearing-in ceremony on Thursday in Vijayawada, too. They are expected to fly together to attend Prime Minister Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi, the same day.Despite the landslide victories scored in the Assembly and Parliament by Jagan and the nine seats won by KCR, the duo ended up being more dependent on the Modi government, contrary to what they had expected. Even before the announcement of results, KCR went to town stating that the TRS and the YSR Congress will together win about 40 seats and emerge as a strong force at the national front.For KCR, Modi’s landslide victory has not only dashed his dreams of playing a key role at the Centre or leading a Federal Front that he proposed, but also his hopes to be in a position to get representation in the government by joining the NDA. With just nine MPs, the TRS has been marginalised. Meanwhile, Jagan is finding himself in a fix with many cases, and the State’s empty coffers, staring at him. Thereby, his dependence on the Centre is considerably more than vice-versa. Modi, during his thanksgiving speech in Varanasi, had referred to AP and Telangana and said, “the two States have not worked together to sort issues of the bifurcation, which was a major bungling by the Congress, even after five years. In comparison, the BJP-led NDA had split Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and there are hardly any issues”.The positive vibes between KCR-Jagan began just before the Assembly elections in Telangana. Jagan had announced that his party will not contest the elections and tacitly extended support to TRS. But Naidu’s intrusion into Telangana with the Praja Front alliance incensed KCR who decided to help Jagan to cut to size Naidu even in AP. politics May 29, 2019 Telangana SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED last_img read more

Modi govt will never misuse NIA law Amit Shah

first_img COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Home Minister Amit Shah Refuting opposition claims over “misuse” of the NIA law, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will never misuse it on the basis of religion but ensure that terrorism is finished off irrespective of the religion of the accused.In an intervention during a discussion in Lok Sabha on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Shah also targeted the Congress-led UPA government for repealing the anti-terror act POTA, saying it was not done because of its alleged misuse but to “save its vote bank”.He said terror attacks witnessed an uspurge after the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) was repealed resulting in the same UPA government being forced to constitute NIA after the Mumbai attacks. Shah sought all-party support for the bill’s passage, saying a division in the House on the issue of strengthening the agency will send out a wrong message and boost the morale of terrorists.“Parliament should speak in one voice in giving powers to the NIA to send out a message to terrorists and the world,” he asserted. His response came as several opposition leaders criticised the bill and accused the government of using investigating agencies for “political vendetta”.Some MPs said the anti-terror law is misused at times to target members of a particular community. “Let me make it clear. The Modi government has no such intention. Its only goal is to finish off terrorism but we will also not look at the religion of the accused while taking action,” Shah said. Published oncenter_img SHARE July 15, 2019 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Dzulkefly Internal inquiry set up to probe Orang Asli claims of forced

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has set up an internal inquiry to investigate the allegations that Orang Asli women were given birth control treatment without their consent, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad , Orang Asli , birth control The Health Minister said that that the inquiry was set up a couple of days ago and would be led by a family medicine specialist and the panel would include a matron, staff nurses and doctors.”The inquiry will have three terms of reference – to investigate if the allegations are valid or baseless, to identify the weaknesses in family planning programme delivery to the Orang Asli and to propose improved delivery of the family planning programme,” Dzulkefly told the press after launching the World Food Safety Day on Saturday (July 13).On Tuesday (July 9), representatives from five Orang Asli villages submitted a memorandum to the government at the Parliament building here, claiming that birth control injections were administered to women in their communities. Nation 11 Jul 2019 Birth control injections given to protect Orang Asli women from unsafe pregnancies, says Health Minister Related News Related Newscenter_img Nation 11 Jul 2019 Waytha: Govt will probe allegations birth control forced on Orang Asli {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Nation 11 Jul 2019 Health Ministry: Back up allegations of forced birth control with evidence Tags / Keywords:last_img read more

Pakistani judge who jailed former PM sacked over blackmail claims

first_imgThe PML-N has disputed the conviction and last week party leaders presented a video apparently showing Malik saying he had been pressured into ruling in favour of conviction by individuals with compromising footage against him.Malik later issued a statement denying he had been blackmailed to convict Sharif and saying the video had been manipulated. He also declared in an affidavit he had been offered bribes followed by blackmail threats by figures close to Sharif to rule in favour of the former premier.After days of growing pressure, Islamabad High Court asked the law ministry to remove him from his position.”Judge Arshad Malik was asked to stop working on the basis of the alleged video and the press release,” Law Minister Farogh Naseem told a news conference.The scandal adds to an already heated political climate in Pakistan where Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, which came to power last year vowing to root out corruption, has been facing increasing economic difficulties.Earlier this month it agreed to a $6 billion bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund, which has demanded a tough package of austerity measures.As the problems have mounted, opposition parties have stepped up attacks, accusing the government and its allies in the powerful military establishment of crushing dissent and orchestrating Sharif’s removal from power and conviction. (Writing by Saad Sayeed; Editing by Nick Macfie) Related News ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A senior Pakistani judge was sacked on Friday following a scandal over blackmail claims relating to the jailing of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges, the law ministry said.The removal of accountability court judge Arshad Malik prompted immediate calls by Sharif’s PML-N party for the release of the 69-year-old former premier, who is serving a seven-year jail sentence.”The decision against Nawaz Sharif should be dismissed and he should be released immediately,” party spokeswoman Marriyum Aurangzeb said, adding that Sharif’s conviction should be considered “void”.Sharif was convicted and jailed last year after failing to prove the source of income that had led to his ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia. Under Pakistani law, this is taken to prove corruption. World 07 Jul 2019 Pakistani judge rejects opposition blackmail claims over ex-PM’s convictioncenter_img Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Gold declines as Treasury yields advance dollar pares losses

first_img Markets 10 Jul 2019 Asia cautious as everything rides on dovish Powell Business News 10 Jul 2019 Gold slips as dollar strengthens ahead of Powell’s testimony Related News Exchange-traded funds backed by the precious metal have been rising, with holdings reaching 2,311.3 tonnes as of Wednesday, the most since 2013.The sell-off in gold could be short-lived with central banks signaling a dovish stance, analysts said. Even with stronger-than-expected US inflation data Thursday, traders are still pricing in a July rate cut by the Fed as a certainty.The price data was “probably not enough to change the mindset of the Fed given how long inflation has been quiescent,” Tai Wong, head of base and precious metals derivatives trading at BMO Capital Markets, said an email. “It will take more than one stronger print in inflation to even register for Fed policy makers.”In other precious metals, silver futures settled lower on the Comex. Palladium declined on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while platinum gained. — Bloomberg New York: Gold slipped as the dollar pared losses and yields on US Treasuries surged, damping the appeal of the metal because it doesn’t pay interest.Yields on 10-year Treasuries reached a one-month high after a key measure of US consumer prices rose more than forecast in June. The price report could complicate the Federal Reserve’s assessment of inflation as policy makers weigh an interest-rate cut as soon as this month.Gold “is sort of caught between cross-currents,” Ed Meir, an analyst at INTL FCStone Inc, said by phone. “The bearish influence is the fact that the dollar has come back from being weaker today to unchanged and also the fact that rates are going up in response to the higher inflation numbers we got. So higher rates, stronger dollar is bearish for gold.”Gold futures for August delivery fell 0.4% to US$1,406.70 an ounce on the Comex in New York, after rising as much as 1.2% earlier. An index of the dollar was down 0.1% after falling as much as 0.3%.center_img Related News Business News 09 Jul 2019 China’s gold hoard swells {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Over 700 children died in specialised adoption agencies in last 3 years

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 18:14 IST As many as 776 children have died at specialised adoption agencies in the last three years. (File photo for representation)As many as 776 children, including 124 in Uttar Pradesh, have died at specialised adoption agencies in the last three years, the Women and Child Development (WCD)Ministry said Friday.Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, WCD Minister Smriti Irani gave data according to which the highest number of deaths of children have been reported from Uttar Pradesh. These deaths occurred across 19 specialised adoption agencies in the state.Children legally free for adoption are provided residential care at specialised adoption agency(SAA), which are run by both state governments and NGOs.”As per the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guideline System (CARINGS), 776 children have reported to have died in SAAs during the period from 2016-2017 to 2019-2020 (up to July 8, 2019),” Irani said.She said so far, a total number of 10 complaints against SAAs, which were found to be not complying with the Adoption Regulations, have been received by the government.Also Read | 162 children died of encephalitis in Bihar, 63 in seven other states: GovtAlso Read | Encephalitis deaths in Bihar matter of shame for us, says PM Modi in Rajya SabhaAlso Watch | Bihar deputy CM prioritises Ms India over dying children, triggers criticismFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Children dying relief campsFollow Uttar PradeshFollow adoption agencies Over 700 children died in specialised adoption agencies in last 3 years: WCD MinistryResponding to a question in Lok Sabha, WCD Minister Smriti Irani gave data according to which the highest number of deaths of children have been reported from Uttar Pradesh. These deaths occurred across 19 specialised adoption agencies in the state.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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