a month ago​Osonyq unveiled as Everton’s official sports drinks partner

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Osonyq unveiled as Everton’s official sports drinks partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton have signed a new multi-year partnership which sees Dutch isotonic drinks manufacturer Osonyq become the club’s official sports drinks partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Continuing the brand’s expansion across European premier leagues, the agreement includes Everton’s men’s, women’s, and youth teams, and will also see Osonyq take up several match day activations at the club’s home stadium Goodison Park.In addition, the drinks vegan-friendly and gluten-free manufacturer will make its products available to purchase at the Premier League club’s official Everton One and Everton Two merchandise stores.Everton’s commercial director Alan McTavishat said that the partnership with Osonyq marks “another exciting addition to our partner portfolio”. last_img read more

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7 cases against UP BJP MLA may be withdrawn

first_imgMeerut: The Yogi Adityanath government is preparing to withdraw seven cases registered against Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Sangeet Som.According to sources, these cases were registered against Som between 2013 and 2017 in Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Meerut and Gautam Buddh Nagar. These include the case in Muzaffarnagar during the 2013 riots, violation of Section 144 in Saharanpur and Gautam Buddh Nagar and taking out a procession in Sardhana, Som’s parliamentary constituency. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Bharatiya Janata Party MLA was charged with inciting riots in Muzaffarnagar by giving provocative speeches. The government has sought the details of cases against Som and sources in the law department said that these cases would be withdrawn. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has initiated the process of withdrawing 74 cases related to riots but the court was yet to permit the same. Meanwhile, Som said that the cases were registered against him due to political reasons by the then Samajwadi Party. “The police have not even filed a charge sheet in some cases. It is good if the government is withdrawing these false cases,” he said.last_img read more

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FSJ for LNG supports new tax breaks for LNG projects

first_imgYu says the Federal government is doing the opposite.  “The Federal Liberals insist on looking at the upstream and downstream of OIL and Gas projects but does not do the same for others.”FSJ for LNG believes LNG will provide excellent opportunities for Fort St. John.  “In Fort St. John, we will no longer have up and down economic cycles with this new constant export market. LNG export will demand constant natural gas supply from our region which means more jobs will be created. This jobs and the pay slips they come with will be the economic driver for the    other business sectors in Fort St. John.”Yu says he’s confident about the prospects of seeing an LNG industry in B.C. “If this sounds like I am already counting chickens before they are even hatched, I am. This is how confident I am about a new LNG Industry in Canada. I even feel Petronas is coming back to Canada and take full advantage of their investment in Progress Energy. With this new policy framework, they have all the reason to come back”The Premier said his government would also expect the LNG Canada project to fit within the goals of the Province’s climate-change plan and, specifically, its legislated GHG reduction targets. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – FSJ For LNG is supporting the B.C. Governments move to support LNG development in the Province.According to Alan Yu, the new policies will level the playing field for projects being considered for B.C.Under the new framework natural gas developers, including LNG Canada, will get PST relief in line with the policy for manufacturing sectors.  Projects will be subject to repayment in the form of an equivalent operational payment, general industrial electricity rates consistent with other industrial users in B.C., and the elimination of the LNG income tax that had required LNG-specific tax rates.last_img read more

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Human rights abuses continue in Iraq despite security improvement UN

“Grave human rights violations that are less widely reported [than general security], and the elimination of which requires long-term political commitment, remain unaddressed,” the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in its latest rights report, calling on the Government to institute a slew of steps ranging from protection of minorities and women to prompt access for detainees to legal counsel and an end to impunity for abuses.“Ongoing widespread ill-treatment and torture of detainees by Iraqi law enforcement authorities, amidst pervasive impunity of current and past human rights abuses, constitute severe breaches of international human rights obligations and represent examples of challenges faced by the Iraqi government,” it added.The targeted killings of journalists, educators, medical doctors, judges and lawyers continued, as did criminal abductions for ransom and “a great number of murders, alleged suicides and other suspected ‘honour crimes’ were reported from the Region of Kurdistan,” it noted. “Journalists and media workers remain one of the most vulnerable professional groups throughout Iraq, being subjected to threats, targeted violence, kidnappings and assassination.Meanwhile, minorities continued to be the victims of targeted similar violence and the destruction of property and cultural sites, while the situation of detainees across the country, including Kurdistan, remains “of great concern,” with many being deprived of their liberty for months or even years, often under harsh physical conditions, without access to defence counsel, or without being formally charged with a crime or produced before a judge.“Yet again, slow bureaucratic procedures, insufficient resources, degraded infrastructure and lack of effective accountability measures result in inordinate delays in processing detainees’ cases,” the report, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June, said.The number of detainees in Iraqi Government custody remained higher in the first six months of 2008 than in the second half of 2007, totalling 24,360 in June 2008, compared with 23,765 in December 2007, with the increase in large part attributable to ongoing arrests after crackdowns on suspected insurgents in many parts of the country.The number of detainees held by the United States-led Multinational Forces in IRAQ (MNF-I) remained steady at between 21,000 and 23,000 and was down to 21,881 on 30 June 2008. “UNAMI remained concerned about the internment of suspects in MNF-I custody for prolonged periods without judicial review of their cases, and administrative review procedures that do not fulfil the requirement to grant detainees due process in accordance with internationally recognized norms,” the report said.It called on the Iraqi Government to adopt effective measures to support vulnerable communities, including religious and ethnic minorities, investigate incidents involving gender-based violence, in particular so-called ‘honour crimes’ perpetrated against women, ensuring that perpetrators are held accountable and brought to justice, and grant detainees timely, regular and adequate access to relatives and legal counsel.The abuse of detainees, including juveniles, must be urgently addressed, impunity ended, and prison overcrowding and poor sanitation and hygiene conditions improved.The report called for similar measures from the Kurdistan Regional Government and urged it to consider a moratorium on the death penalty pending a thorough review of legal proceedings followed at both pre-trial and trial stages.It called on MNF-I to continue investigating thoroughly, promptly and impartially all credible allegations of unlawful killings by its military personnel, and take appropriate action against those found to have used excessive or indiscriminate force. Security operations in Basra and Sadr City by the Iraqi forces and MNF-I between March and involved heavy fighting in densely populated urban areas, where militia members positioned themselves, resulting in hundreds of civilian deaths and injuries, it said.The report also called on MNF-I to consider implementing basic due process guarantees enshrined in international human rights law to improve detainees’ access to defence counsel, and granting access to MNF-I detention facilities to independent human rights monitors, including UNAMI.MNF-I should also continue to investigate reported deaths caused by privately hired contractors working on behalf of the US Government and strengthen effective mechanisms for holding them accountable for unlawful killings. 2 December 2008Grave rights abuses persisted in Iraq during the first half of this year, including targeted killings of professionals, assaults on minorities, alleged widespread torture of detainees and attacks against women, despite great improvements in general security, according to a new United Nations report released today. read more

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Colombia UN relief chief urges greater efforts to alleviate humanitarian suffering

“I had an honest and constructive dialogue with the Government on the humanitarian situation in Colombia,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said at the end of this three-day visit to the South American nation.“There has been good progress on laws about internally displaced persons (IDPs), and resources are being made available to address their needs,” Mr. Holmes noted on his return to Bogotá yesterday after visiting members of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities impacted by floods, displacement and violence in the north-west Chocó region of the country. He stressed that “more is still needed,” adding that he hoped that the budget of La Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional would be maintained, if not increased, despite the current financial crisis, according to a press release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Speaking about the Afro-Colombian and indigenous people caught up in the conflict in their territories, Mr. Holmes said, “These communities face many risks, including forced recruitment, particularly of children, and many of them are being displaced or confined to their villages. “We also need to work together more not only on responding to but also preventing displacement,” added Mr. Holmes, who also serves as the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. The difficulties of indigenous communities were illustrated by the recent massacre of members of the Awá indigenous community, in which at least 17 people were killed. Mr. Holmes condemned the massacre and appealed for the return of the bodies of those killed to the communities. He raised his concerns about the future of these communities with President Alvaro Uribe yesterday and pressed the Government to ratify the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Colombia has recently experienced its harshest, most destructive rainy season on record, affecting one million people and destroying 44,000 hectares of crops. Mr. Holmes stressed the importance of investing in disaster risk reduction and the UN’s interest in working even more closely with the Government on this, as well as on natural disaster preparedness and response systems. 26 February 2009Although progress has been made in addressing the humanitarian suffering in Colombia, particularly high levels of displacement due to conflict and natural disasters, the top United Nations relief official said that more needs to be done. read more

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As TV watchers go online cable providers bulk up Latest Charter and

As TV watchers go online, cable providers bulk up. Latest: Charter and Time Warner Cable NEW YORK, N.Y. – As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.And executives say they’re confident regulators will allow the creation of another U.S. TV and Internet giant.The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country’s largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. The government worried that the company would be able to undermine increasingly popular online video competitors like Netflix because the bigger Comcast would have more than half the country’s high-speed Internet customers.There has been a wave in consolidation in the cable industry as providers are starting to lose TV subscribers, costs for TV, sports and movies rise and pressure from online video services such as Netflix and Hulu increases. The traditional cable ecosystem is breaking up — for example, you can subscribe to HBO online without having to pay for cable, or pay for a smaller group of channels that you watch via a Sony PlayStation.Getting bigger is one way to deal with those changes. It gives cable providers more lucrative Internet subscribers and more leverage against entertainment companies providing the channels.Whether government regulators will approve the Charter deal after quashing Comcast’s bid for Time Warner Cable remains to be seen. Charter also announced Tuesday that it is buying Bright House Networks, a smaller cable provider, for $10.4 billion.In a statement Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the FCC weighs every merger on its own to see if it will be in the public interest, and that “an absence of harm is not sufficient.” He said the FCC “will look to see how American consumers would benefit” from the deal.Charter notes that it will have less than 30 per cent of the customers in the U.S. that the FCC defines as broadband: Those downloading at 25 megabit-per-second and faster. Comcast plus Time Warner Cable would have had more than half of those subscribers.“We’re a very different company from Comcast and this is a very different transaction,” said Charter CEO Tom Rutledge on a conference call Tuesday. “We’re confident it’s going to get done,” said Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus.Charter, combined with Time Warner Cable and Bright House, will have nearly 24 million customers, compared with Comcast’s 27.2 million. It will also lag AT&T, whose pending deal with DirecTV would give it 26.4 million U.S. TV customers and 16.1 million fixed Internet customers as well as tens of millions of wireless customers.“One has to be sober about genuine risks that this deal could still be rejected,” said MoffettNathanson’s Craig Moffett in a research note Tuesday, given the number of Internet and TV subscribers involved.But it doesn’t raise the same immediate concerns as the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, said John Bergmayer of Public Knowledge, a public interest group that had opposed the Comcast deal. “The scale is totally different. It’s not the No. 1 buying the No. 2,” he said.Another sign of confidence from the companies: The deal comes with a $2 billion breakup fee if it doesn’t go through. If regulators don’t approve it, Charter would pay Time Warner Cable; if Time Warner Cable kills the deal and goes with another buyer, it’ll pay.John Malone’s Liberty Broadcast Corp., which owns more than a quarter of Charter’s stock, is backing the acquisition. Liberty Broadband is expected to own about 20 per cent of the new Charter.Charter Communications Inc., based in Stamford, Connecticut, will provide $100 in cash and shares of a new public parent company equal to 0.5409 shares of Charter for each outstanding Time Warner Cable Inc. share. The transaction values each Time Warner Cable share at about $195.71.The companies on Tuesday valued New York-based Time Warner Cable at a total of $78.7 billion, including debt. They expect to complete the deal by the end of the year.Time Warner Cable had chosen the Comcast deal and rejected a $38 billion hostile offer from Charter in early 2014.___Michelle Chapman contributed to this report.___Follow Tali Arbel at https://twitter.com/tarbel by Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Posted May 26, 2015 4:29 am MDT Last Updated May 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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LowCVP applauds decade of low carbon achievement

Automotive companies and leaders were honoured last night at the Low Carbon Champions Awards, which also marked the 10th anniversary of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).To coincide with the celebrations, LowCVP presented two special awards to organisations – Ford Motor Company Ltd and Transport for London (TfL) – in recognition of their efforts in cutting carbon emissions from UK road transport over the last decade.Graham Smith, Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe London Office, was also honoured as an Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport.Toyota (GB) Plc scooped the prestigious Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year award. The judges praised Toyota’s “pioneering” efforts in low carbon mobility over the last ten years. Cars emitting less than 100g/km CO2 now represent more than 30% of Toyota and Lexus sales.Commenting on LowCVP’s 10th anniversary, Transport Minister Norman Baker MP, said, “LowCVP shares our commitment to achieving benefits for UK businesses and they have worked closely with the Government to help to reduce CO2 emissions and improve economic growth”.Speaking at the event last night, the Minister paid tribute to the work of motor manufacturers in supporting the low carbon agenda.Referring to the quality of entries received, LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, said, “The judges had a tough time deciding on the category winners as the variety and calibre of the entries was higher than ever, which just reflects how the whole industry is rising to the challenge of low carbon mobility.”The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards recognise environmental best practice in key areas from vehicle manufacturing to fleet operation to the development of products and services that reduce greenhouse gases from road transport operations.For more information about how UK automotive is making progress towards reducing its environmental impact, visit the following hubs:SMMT Sustainability ReportSMMT New Car CO2 Report Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Mens basketball Andre Wesson receiving treatment for medical issue Buckeyes optimistic he

Ohio State freshman forward Andre Wesson attempts a 3-pointer against Northwestern on Jan. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team could be dealt with a heavy blow as the Buckeyes might be missing forward Andre Wesson for an undisclosed period of time, a university spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.Wesson has been undergoing tests for a medical issue over the summer, which was first reported by Eleven Warriors.The university spokesperson issued the following statement to The Lantern:“Ohio State sophomore forward Andre Wesson has been undergoing testing and monitoring over the summer for a medical issue. Additional testing will be conducted in the coming weeks. The Ohio State men’s basketball program is optimistic Andre will be able to continue his athletic career with the Buckeyes this season.”As a freshman, Wesson averaged 11.6 minutes per game while appearing in 29 of the Buckeyes’ 32 games. The former three-star prospect averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game. He shot 36.5 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from beyond the arc, while succeeding on 53.6 percent of free throw attempts.Wesson is the oldest brother of freshman center Kaleb Wesson and the elder son of Keith Wesson, a member of the Ohio State men’s basketball team from 1982-1987. read more

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Major incident declared as one women dies and 19 people are hospitalised

She said: “A major incident was declared at 13.51 today after a serious road traffic incident took place on Forest Road, Newport, involving two cars and a bus.”The Isle of Wight NHS Trust can confirm that four people have been airlifted to mainland hospitals and currently 15 patients have been brought into St Mary’s Hospital.”The spokeswoman said the airlifted patients were possibly taken to hospitals in Portsmouth or Southampton.People are being asked not to attend the emergency department unless absolutely necessary.The Trust tweeted: “A Major Incident has been declared after a serious RTI (road traffic incident). We are requesting that people do not attend the Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary. Please ring NHS 111 for advice and guidance if you have an urgent medical health concern but it’s not life threatening.” One person has died and nineteen people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars and a bus on the Isle of Wight.Four of the casualties were airlifted after the collision on Forest Road in Newport on Sunday afternoon.The person who died was a woman in her 60s, Hampshire Police said.Three others who were travelling in a red Fiat Bravo with the woman were taken to hospital in a “serious condition”, the force added.A statement read: “We can confirm we are investigating a serious road traffic collision on Forest Road in Newport, Isle of Wight, which has resulted in the death of a woman in her 60s.”The deceased was travelling in a red Fiat Bravo. Three other people in the vehicle are in a serious condition and have been taken to hospital.”The driver of the bus, a man in his 50s, is also said to have sustained a serious injury.”Ten passengers who were travelling on the bus have also been taken to hospital as a precaution. Four people travelling in a silver Mini Cooper, were also taken to hospital as a precaution.”A major incident has been declared, a spokeswoman for Isle of Wight NHS Trust said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Facebook to the rescue

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Hellenic Democratic Initiative, a minnow organisation founded by Melbourne lawyer Vasilis Giavris, first sprung up on the social networking site in October last year. With members from many Greek communities around the world, including Australia, South Africa and the USA, the group is aiming to raise global awareness of the issues plaguing Greece, and start discussing possible solutions. “It’s pretty new and it’s not a traditional organisation,” Giavris told Neos Kosmos. “It’s creating something through the Internet and Facebook, galvanising support and using all this new social media to do it, and so far it’s been very successful,” he said. So far the group has amassed over 500 members on Facebook, with plans to develop a website and engage YouTube as a further distribution platform in order to spur on the global conversation. Given its name, the Hellenic Democratic Initiative has as its goal the establishment of a truly representative and participatory democracy in Greece. “I certainly believe that as Greeks living in Australia, or anywhere around the world, we have a role to play…and that role does involve exposing the issues, discussing the issues and trying to galvanise global support and hopefully try to create change,” Giavris said. The organisation is taking a very broad-brushed and ambitious approach to the issues at hand, which include transparency, corruption, social justice and the rule of law in Greek society. “If you look at organisations like Transparency International and how they measure corruption globally…unfortunately Greece is deemed to be the most corrupt state in the EU, and as corrupt or even lower than countries like Romania, Bulgaria and Panama,” Giavris said. Transparency International statistics show that in 2010 Greece was ranked 78th of 178 countries in terms of perceived levels of corruption among public officials, and that 13.4 percent of Greeks resorted to giving bribes in 2009, paying an estimated 790 million euros in bribes to public and private officials. “It’s a serious issue and the ramifications are being paid by the Greek people at the moment,” he said. In 2010 Australia was ranked equal 8th on the Transparency International scale, equal with Switzerland. Currently in its infancy, Giavris hopes to grow the grass-roots Hellenic Democratic Initiative even further, in order to apply pressure on Greece to take notice of the Diaspora’s concerns. “The more support we galvanise, the more we can potentially raise issues in Greece and maybe even apply pressure to change some things that need to be changed,” he said. The Hellenic Democratic Initiative recently held a public lecture in English at the University of Melbourne, which was advertised solely through its Facebook page and attracted more than 140 people. “Half of them would have been second or third generation Greek Australians, a lot of University students…probably half or a third of the people there were first generation that were interested in what we had to say,” Giavris said. “[We] provided an analysis on the state of play in Greece in regards to corruption, and also in regards to the IMF and Eurozone loan agreements. That will be beamed all over the world soon on YouTube and through our membership on Facebook,” he said. According to Giavris, the discussion concluded that the Greek Diaspora must stand together with Greece to help carry the burden of a debt caused by the incompetence of successive Greek governments over the last decades. He said the feedback from the lecture was very positive. “People walked away telling me…that they thought it was amazing. They felt they learned quite a bit and they were not aware that all these things were occurring, at least not in the way that we had described them,” Giavris said. This sentiment also translated onto the group’s Facebook wall, where members wrote messages of congratulations, declaring the event an “excellent in-depth presentation”, “informative” and “inspiring”. The group’s debut lecture was so successful that there are plans to hold a follow-up forum in Melbourne in the coming months, as well as taking the presentation to other Australian capitals including Sydney and Adelaide. Search “Hellenic Democratic Initiative” on Facebook for more information.last_img read more

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Thor and Loki are wearing street clothes in Thor Ragnarok

first_imgThat looks like 177A Bleeker St. to me. It would make sense given the New York location. We also reported in January that Odin is rumored to be in Ragnarok and that he may have traded Asgard for Midgard (aka Earth). Are Thor and Loki looking to enlist Dr. Stephen Strange to help them find their father?Considering Loki was pretending to be their father at the end of Thor: The Dark World, you have to wonder just how the brothers are getting along these days. Here’s a few photos from the set of #Thor in #Brisbane today. Trying to keep it #Loki pic.twitter.com/8NATpA9JQ2— DaleyPearson (@Daley_Pearson) August 22, 2016 Filming for Thor: Ragnarok took to the streets of New York by way of Brisbane this weekend with both Loki and Thor eschewing their Asgardian gear for something a little more casual. Seeing the god of Thunder and his brother the god of Mischief in regular street clothes is a little strange at first, but each outfit works when you really consider it. You just know Loki would sport all black in real life.The production shot roughly one and a half pages with Thor and Loki walking past a construction site and, based on this picture by writer Daley Pearson spotted by Birth Movies Death, trying to find a certain address.Spoilers Ahead! Thank you Brisbane for letting us disrupt the traffic for our little film #ThorRagnarok in your beautiful city!!! pic.twitter.com/N9wDqBacL2— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 22, 2016They also had one small tidbit of information you might find interesting. “Waititi wouldn’t reveal any details about what was being shot on Monday but eagle-eyed fans did notice the letters “RIP” being written on Hemsworth’s arm.” The newspaper headlines at the newsstand are also a nice little reveal for those of you who like that sort of thing.Personally, I’m just happy to see Hemsworth and Hiddleston hanging out together and having fun with the fans. They never fail to entertain. Just sellin papers with my mate @twhiddleston #PartTimeJob #ThorRagnarok @TaikaWaititi pic.twitter.com/QdxgPRFQiw— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) August 22, 2016Strange’s involvement, Odin’s actual location, how all of this will tie in with Marvel’s Phase 3? There’s still a lot we don’t know and a lot of questions.What’s clear from the set visit is everyone’s having a great time. The Brisbane Times was on set and got some great footage, along with an interview with director Taika Waititi and (sort of) Chris Hemsworth.last_img read more

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Apple plans March 25 event for rumored Netflixlike service

Apple Event reading • Apple plans March 25 event for rumored Netflix-like service 6:37 9 Apple Event The evolution of Apple gadgets Comments Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Mobile TV and Movies Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino • See All Now playing: Watch this: Will Apple jump on the foldable phone trend? 24 Photos Share your voice Apple Apple is throwing its next product event on March 25, offering this tease: “It’s show time.”The event will take place in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the company said in the invitation, sent Monday. Apple A graphic in the invitation offers an intriguing hint of what to expect. It counts down “4… 3…. 2…” as you might traditionally have seen at the  start of a film. Apple has been heavily rumored to be planning the launch of a streaming service.In recent months, Apple has made a string of content deals, including those tied to the creation of shows. Some of these shows, such as Carpool Karaoke, are already available through Apple Music. Others that aren’t yet available appear to be coming from deals Apple has made with stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, M. Night Shyamalan and Steven Spielberg.There are also rumblings that Apple may be set to reveal a news service, which would line up with its acquisition of news subscription aggregator Texture. So that’s another possibility for the March 25 event.If Apple does throw itself into the streaming business, it will join a number of new or impending Netflix competitors. The list includes Disney’s upcoming Disney+ service, Amazon’s continued expansion of its Prime Video service, the DC Universe service that launched last year, an upcoming Criterion Channel film service featuring Criterion Collection movies, and the Star Trek-filled CBS All Access. (Editors’ note: CBS is CNET’s parent company.)First published March 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. PT.Update 12:55 p.m. PT: Added background and context.Correction March 12, 8:05 a.m. PT: Clarifies the ownership of Criterion Collection, which is a privately held company, and its Criterion Channel.  Tags Apple read more

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Dorchester County Mds Heritage Museums and Gardens to Hold Ice Cream Social

first_imgThere will be an old fashioned ice cream social, 7 p.m., July 11, on the grounds of the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester.  The public is invited to attend this annual event and get their fill of ice cream, with their choice of toppings.  The event is free to DCHS members and a donation is requested from nonmembers.An informal talk by Herschel Johnson will focus on an important person in East New Market history- Sarah Young.  Learn about her life beyond slavery and the impact that she is still having on this community.   Young will be celebrated 11 a.m., Oct. 4, at the annual East New Market Heritage Day.  Hear about the planning and projects that are going into this celebration.For more information, call 410.228.7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.  The Heritage Museums are located at 1003 Greenway Drive, off of Maryland Avenue East.last_img read more

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Researchers create windpowered mechanoluminescent lighting material

first_img 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. Citation: Researchers create wind-powered mechanoluminescent lighting material (2014, August 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-08-wind-powered-mechanoluminescent-material.html People have known about mechanoluminescence, for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It’s where a material emits light when forced to endure mechanical stress—breath mints are one example. Other than as a novelty, such luminescence hasn’t had much use, however—not only does its use mean the destruction of the material, but the light emitted is generally too faint to be of much use. The materials also tend to emit green or yellow light which most people don’t like looking at for very long. One way to make such materials more useful is to make them elastic, which is what the team in Korea has done. They mixed colored phosphors made out of copper-doped zinc sulfide and embedded the results in a plastic composite. The result was an elasto-mechanoluminescent material that emits white light that is brighter than other mechanoluminescent materials. The team found that the color of the light could be fine-tuned by altering the proportion of the phosphors used in the original mix. The elastic plastic material was shaped into tube-like structures that were mounted on a base. As wind blows across the tubes, they bend like grass or trees and light up. Taking the idea further, the team mounted several of the tube on a clear base arranged as letters—when artificial wind was introduced, the letters lit up the base like a sign.The material created by the team is still limited in one major way, it takes a lot of wind to get it to emit a reasonable amount of light—approximately 40m/s, which is comparable to a category 2 hurricane. There is also the problem of lack of luminescence when there is no wind blowing. Undaunted, the team believes they can improve their material to get it to respond to something closer to a gentle breeze, which should make it useful for outdoor applications such as street lighting. (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology has created an elastic-mechanoluminescent material that emits light when exposed to wind. At high wind speeds, the material has been shown able to emit light equivalent to a computer screen. Credit: Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01776E More information: Bright, wind-driven white mechanoluminescence from zinc sulphide microparticles embedded in a polydimethylsiloxane elastomer, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01776E . http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/EE/C4EE01776E#!divAbstractAbstractA variety of mechanoluminescent (ML) materials have recently reinvigorated studies of luminescence activated by mechanical stress, but few practical applications have been demonstrated due to the destructive nature of the process. To overcome these shortcomings, elastico-mechanoluminescent (elastico-ML) materials, which generate luminescence under elastic deformation, have been suggested with a view to their use in practical devices. However, the weak brightness and limited white colour expression of these materials must be resolved before they can be employed in practical applications. Here, we report a wind-driven ML device that produces significant brightness and emits warm/neutral/cool white light over a range of colour temperatures from zinc sulphide (ZnS) microscopic particles embedded in a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite. Harnessing wind-activated mechanoluminescent devices in practical displays or lighting systems could pave the way to new environmentally friendly lights, which reduce energy waste and promote sustainability. © 2014 Phys.org LEDs: Better red makes brighter white Explore furtherlast_img read more

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IndoGerman fusion creates magic

first_imgMusic lovers got to witness a rare combination of cultures when a jugalbandi between internationally acclaimed satvik veena maestro Salil Bhatt and German guitar player Matthias Muller was recently held in the national Capital.  The strings of satvik veena and guitar created ripples of music waves which spellbound the listeners. The musical programme was organised by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh in collaboration with Lok Kala Manch.Hailing from a Jaipur-based family of musicians, Salil Bhatt represents the tenth generation of the famous Bhatt lineage where music has been flowing for more than five hundred years. Salil is the son of legendary slide player and India’s Grammy Award winner Padmashree Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. Matthias Muller is well known Guitar player of Germany and he is an admirer of Indian classical music.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Salil and Matthias chose raga Basant Mukhari for the evening and began with the traditional Alaap, Jod and Jhala to unfold the mysteries of raga Basant Mukhri with maturity and perfect expansion. After this melodious presentation, the duo presented another raga Jog with jazz. Salil and Matthias were in tremendous form and enthralled the audience with their sheer virtuosity, deft handing of the raga, lightening speed tans and tihais. Raga Jog was followed by a crisp jugalbandi in rag Kirwani . The vocal and instrumental techniques, the traditional purity and modern guitar techniques were on display. The concert was concluded with raga Bhairavi. The duo displayed very interesting sawaal-jawaab sessions with the support of young and talented tablist Pranshu Chaturlal, which thrilled the audience. Dr Shobha Koser, Registrar and Sajal Koser, Secretary of the Kendra also honoured the artists.last_img read more

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Navratri celebration brings festive cheer

first_imgNavaratri, the main cultural festival of Gujarat is celebrated every year with great pomp and show by the ‘Friends Sporting Union’ (FSU), a 67 year old institute with more than 4500 members.During the time of Navratri, FSU organises ‘raas’ in different corners of the city. The celebration features traditional music, and dance – ‘garba’ in which participants from seven to seventy years of age dance to the tunes of live music. The participants take part in several rounds of garba and dandiya and the winners get awards throughout the festival every night, followed by ‘champion of champions’ round in which ‘Player of the Tournament’ is announced and rewarded. This round is in fact one of the main highlights of the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Gujarati society exists in Kolkata for more than 200 years. This society is mainly concentrated in central and south part of the city apart from Howrah district and Lake Town area. And hence, Navaratari celebrations are very much like any other major festival. Apart from the conventional garba and dandiya, Navaratris at FSU also include events like ‘Teen Taali’ and ‘Sanedo’. This year, during Ramzat 2018, they arranged a never-before-done ‘Neon Dandiya’ segment, which covered the entire banquet hall in neon lights, neon-painted dandiyas and accessories, to provide the best and enriching experience. More than a hundred prizes were distributed among the members to attract the new, young generation and make them culturally-inclined. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’Ramzat 2018′ was celebrated on saptami, ashtami, and navami at the Sangam Banquet at JW Marriott, Kolkata, which is the largest banquet hall in Eastern India. They provided the best possible environment for the members to enjoy Navaratri 2018. This year, they invited a music group consisting of top singers and musicians from Gujarat, and organised exciting gift hampers along with lip-smacking street food across an area of 10,000 sqft. Miraj Shah, Senior Vice President of The Bhawanipore Gujarati Education Society Trustee of Friends Sporting Union, said “I am the fourth generation of Kutchi Gujarati in Kolkata and have been associated with these community events since many years. Navratri is celebrated with a lot of energy by the community. Lot of organizations organise Dandiya and Raas Garbs. The one organised by Friends Sporting Union is a very traditional one.” “The organisation and quality of the event is one of the best in the city. This event is much appreciated as their entire family comes together for it. The celebrations continue from evening to early morning and families bond in these days”. For the convenience and safety of the members, they provided bus services every hour from various points in the city to the venue and back, all of which were free of cost. FSU has been giving the City of Joy an essence of Gujarat during Navaratri year after year.last_img read more

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Cyprus to face increased water shortages due to climate change

first_imgCyprus, alongside other southern Mediterranean countries, is projected to face increased water shortages in the future due to climate change, a recent Joint Research Centre (JRC) technical report has warned.According to the European Commission’s report “a North-South pattern emerges across Europe for water availability under a 2°C warming scenario” and urged adaptation strategies and efficiency measures to be taken.“Southern European countries are projected to face increased water shortages, particularly Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Turkey,” the report said, while central and northern European countries are expected to have increased water resources but also increased flooding.The study used a Water Exploitation Index (WEI) to demonstrate the discrepancies between future water demand and water availability, noting that “water demand is changing due to land use, economic, population, and climate changes”, adding that generally “people tend to consume more water if it is warmer, and if they are wealthier.”Climate change projections show that water availability changes will be just as dynamic, the report says.The 2C warming scenario takes into account the average water demand-availability ratio per country, the projected land use and GDP changes in its calculations of estimated future water demand.The report showed that there will be increased pressures of 20 per cent or more on future water resources in Spain, Portugal, Malta, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Estonia, Denmark, Cyprus and Bulgaria.“This increased pressure is a combination of changing water demands and changing water supply. So even when the demand goes down, the pressure could increase if the availability decreases even more,” the report said.The severity of impacts under the 2°C warming scenario suggested that mitigation alone is not enough to avoid adverse climate change impacts and the report warned that adaptation strategies such as water savings and efficiency measures would be needed too. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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