Two BSF jawans killed in encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

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first_imgTwo Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another was injured in a gunbattle with Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Sunday, police said.The gunfight took place in a forest near Mahla camp of BSF under Partapaur police station limits when a team of BSF’s 114th battalion was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) Sundarraj P. told PTI.When the patrolling team was advancing through forest of Barkot village, located around 250 km from the State capital Raipur, it came under heavy fire from a group of Naxals leading to the gunbattle between the two sides, he said.After a brief exchange of fire, the militants fled into core forest, he said.Two constables identified as Lokender Singh and Mukdhiyar Singh, belonging to Rajasthan and Punjab respectively, were killed while another constable, Sandeep Dey, sustained injuries in the gunfight, he said.Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the bodies of the deceased were brought to the headquarter of BSF’s 114 battalion in Pakhanjore, he said.The injured jawan was being airlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the DIG said.On July 9, two BSF jawans, belonging to the 121st battalion, were killed when Naxals had triggered an IED blast while they were on a bike patrol in the Chhotebethiya area of Kanker.last_img read more

Minimizing energy consumption in Amazon FreeRTOS applications

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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Energy consumption is an important characteristic that needs to be monitored carefully when developing an IoT device. Energy consumption can be the difference between a device lasting for several years on a single battery or contributing to an ever-increasing electrical bill. As developers create connected devices, they will undoubtedly use an RTOS to manage their complex timing requirements, but how can they manage their RTOSs energy consumption? In this post, we will examine how to enable and configure Amazon FreeRTOSs tickless mode and how we can customize it for our own application.The Typical System TickIn order to take a few measurements, I loaded the latest version of Amazon FreeRTOS onto a ST Microelectronics IoT Discovery Node development board and instrumented the tick interrupt so that when the interrupt fires it sets a GPIO line high at the start of the tick interrupt and then brings it low at the end of the interrupt. Using a Saleae Logic probe, I found that a 1 millisecond tick pattern was generated as expected which can be seen below:click for larger imageIf they were to zoom out and look at the pattern that is generated over a 20 second period, they would find that the system tick runs every 1 millisecond even though the demonstration application is idle for approximately 86% of the time. This pattern can be seen in the logic analyzer trace below:click for larger imageNow this is what we expect for a typical application that doesn’t care about low power savings mode, but if we are developing an IoT application, we do care about low power and want to spend as much time sleeping as possible. We don’t want our system to wake-up every 1 millisecond only to discover that there is no work to be done.Amazon FreeRTOS contains an interesting feature called Tickless mode that allows the processor to go to sleep and stretch out the system tick until either a task comes due or an event such as an interrupt wakes up the system. This feature allows the processor to stay asleep as long as possible and conserve a significant amount of energy. Let’s look at how we can enable this feature.Enabling Tickless Mode in Amazon FreeRTOSAll configuration for the RTOS in Amazon FreeRTOS can be adjusted in the FreeRTOSConfig.h file. Within the configuration, there is a #define for configUSETICKLESS_IDLE which by default is set to 0. Changing the 0 to a 1 will enable tickless mode.When tickless mode is enabled, there are two functions that are expected to be defined. The first, is PreSleepProcessing which allows a developer to add custom code that they want executed immediately before the RTOS puts the processor to sleep. A few ideas on what a developer should be doing here include:Setting the desired sleep mode setting (Stop, deep sleep, etc)Disabling power hungry peripheralsSlowing down peripheral clocksEnabling the processors wake-up features.The second function is PostSleepProcessing. As you can imagine, a developer would place code in this function that is executed immediately after the processor wakes up. In many cases, this is going to be code that undoes what was done in PreSleepProcessing but it could also be code that checks what woke the system up and then decides how awake the processor should become before going back to sleep. The possibilities are quite limitless and application dependent.When defining the PreSleepProcessing and PostSleepProcessing functions, it’s important to define there are two things to take into consideration. First, you need to define the functions as follows: void PreSleepProcessing(uint32_t *ulExpectedIdleTime){// Add your code here}void PostSleepProcessing(uint32_t *ulExpectedIdleTime){// Add your code here}Scroll or drag the corner of the box to expand as needed. ↑The ulExpectedIdleTime is a parameter that lets the developer know how long the RTOS expects the system to be idle. This allows a developer to decide how deep into sleep to go along with what they want to do based on the expected sleep time.Testing Tickless ModeI took a quick trace of the system tick with the tickless mode enabled and as you can see below, there are times over the 20 seconds interval where there is no need to run the 1 millisecond tick and you get larger gaps in between. Now the image below was taken at start-up so you can see during the first 8 seconds after start-up the demonstration application is quite busy establishing a secure connection to Amazon Web Services and then the system occasionally wakes up to transmit and receive MQTT data.click for larger imageConclusionsUsing tickless mode in Amazon FreeRTOS is a great way to manage and decrease the energy consumption that your system is using. Instead of waking the system up every millisecond, the system instead can wake-up only when it has work that needs to be done. Developers do need to be careful to make sure that they set their sleep mode setting properly and in a state that will allow the processor to still wake-up. They also need to ensure that there aren’t any other pieces of framework code that could wake their system up unexpectedly. Beyond that, developers have the complete flexibility to do whatever it is that they need to in order to minimize their energy consumption. Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant, advisor and educator who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their software, systems and processes. Feel free to contact him at jacob@beningo.com, at his website www.beningo.com, and sign-up for his monthly Embedded Bytes Newsletter. Continue Reading Previous Würth Elektronik eiSos promotes the future networkNext Elma: portable development platform enables collaboration and resource sharing within design teamslast_img read more

Photos: Braxton Miller Honored To Have Poster At Ohio Stadium

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first_imgBraxton Miller running with the football for Ohio State.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Terry Richardson #13 of the Michigan Wolverines tackles Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Braxton Miller is a bona fide Ohio State great after his tenure as All-Big Ten quarterback and later a dynamic wide receiver.His status with the program wasn’t in question, but now he is officially in the ranks of the “greats” at Ohio Stadium, where his poster has been added.Miller and defensive end Joey Bosa are the two latest Buckeyes to receive the honor.Bosa and Braxton have been added into the Hall of Greats at Ohio Stadium. pic.twitter.com/7N9gVoNy3a— Not James Vogel (@Not_James_Vogel) August 31, 2016Miller is incredibly grateful to have his posted hanging at “The Horseshoe.”Miller proved to be a threat at every level of offense during his time at Ohio State. As quarterback from 2011-2013, he threw for 5,295 yards, 52 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. He rushed for 3,315 yards and 33 touchdowns, including 1,000 yard seasons on the ground in 2012 and 2013. As a receiver in 2015, Miller caught 25 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns.While his numbers at receiver won’t blow anyone away, it was his first year playing the position, and the team dealt with issues at quarterback, as J.T. Barrett did not win the job back from the up-and-down Cardale Jones until midway through the year. Even so, Miller showed enough to be a third round pick by the Houston Texans, where he now plays alongside superstar DeAndre Hopkins and promising receivers like Jaelen Strong and Will Fuller.last_img read more

Liverpool look to sign Netherlands U-19 defender

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first_imgLiverpool are hoping to complete the signing of teenage defender Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle, but will face competition from a host of top European clubs for the Netherlands youth international.The Reds are keen to bring the 17-year-old centre-back to Anfield this summer, but Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are all keen on the Dutch under-19 star, while Sampdoria are understood to have bid €2.5m (£2.25m) for him in January.After a 2017-18 in which he made his first-team debut with seven matches in the Eredvisie, Van den Berg enjoyed a breakthrough year at Zwolle last season, playing 16 Eredivisie games under former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam, helping them to a 13th-place finish in the Dutch top flight. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The defender would go into Liverpool’s Academy setup initially, playing for the under-18 and under-23 sides, with a view to progression to Melwood should he impress at that level.Liverpool enjoyed success after recruiting another young Dutch defender, Ki-Jana Hoever, from Ajax last summer. Hoever shone at youth level and made a surprise senior debut in the FA Cup at Wolves in January. Reds chiefs hope the 6ft 3in van den Berg can follow in those footsteps.Van den Berg’s signing, although not yet confirmed, would be seen as a real coup for the Reds’ recruitment team, given the level of competition. Dave Fallows, the head of recruitment, and chief scout Barry Hunter have in been particularly keen to pursue the deal, and believe significant progress has been made in the past few days.Hunter was instrumental in the signing of Joe Gomez from Charlton in 2015. Then, Liverpool recruited a young, promising defender with a view to developing him as a first-team player for the long-term. Gomez’s impact on Merseyside was almost immediate, though injuries hampered his progress thereafter.Liverpool’s recruitment team are confident that van den Berg, who is about to enter the final year of his contract with Zwolle, is at a similar level to Gomez four years ago, and expect him to, like Hoever, push for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad before too long. Like Hoever, he already speaks excellent English and the scouting reports and character references from the Netherlands have been overwhelmingly positive.The defender, who does not turn 18 until December, has already represented the Netherlands at under-19 level, playing for them three times and scoring once during the UEFA U-19 championship qualifying rounds. His younger brother, Rav, is also on Zwolle’s books and has been previously linked with Liverpool, although sources have told Goal that Sepp is the only one the club are pursuing at present.Liverpool released a number of under-23 and under-18 players earlier this month, including defenders Corey Whelan, Patrik Raitanen, Conor Masterson, Juanma and Connor Randall. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

CMI Making a Positive Impact on Nearby Communities

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first_img The CMI has adopted Port Royal and is building a new basic school in the community. The institution has also offered scholarships to students from Port Royal. The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is making a positive impact on the growth and development of the communities within its vicinity. Story Highlights The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is making a positive impact on the growth and development of the communities within its vicinity.This is according to Executive Director of the institution, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, who was speaking in a recent interview with JIS News.“Many can attest to the impact of CMI on the surrounding communities. The institution is now transforming places like Port Royal, Harbour View, Bull Bay and western St. Thomas,” he noted.Dr. Pinnock told JIS News that Port Royal has been transformed into a university town, housing the institution’s residential facility, which has become an economic driver in the once-sleepy fishing village.Admiralty House, part of the Old Naval Dockyard in Port Royal, was transformed into a dedicated student residential facility through a public-private partnership.“A private-sector company came in and refurbished the property to take it up to international standards, and the students pay back for it through their rental,” Dr. Pinnock explained.He noted that the facility has outgrown its 168-student capacity, and the CMI is looking to identify space to add another 300 to 400 rooms.Dr. Pinnock argued that the Admiralty House housing project, plus the establishment of a campus in the community for training in customs and immigration management, has significantly contributed to the economic sustainability of Port Royal.He noted that the campus brings 600-800 students per day to the community, with each of them spending $500 to $1,000 daily.“That is sustainable development and a real investment in the town,” he added.The CMI has adopted Port Royal and is building a new basic school in the community. The institution has also offered scholarships to students from Port Royal.Dr. Pinnock said that the Harbour View and Bull Bay communities have also benefited significantly from the growth of CMI, by providing rentals to students. “That’s a market that persons have capitalised on. Return on investment in a Harbour View house has improved,” he said.He recommends that it would be smart to invest in Harbour View, noting that persons who have done so are doing well.“We have thousands of students renting homes… . We also have to rent homes for some of our overseas lecturers, so it’s a big demand,” he pointed out. Admiralty House, part of the Old Naval Dockyard in Port Royal, was transformed into a dedicated student residential facility through a public-private partnership. last_img read more

Asbestos Located in Cape Breton Correctional Facility

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first_imgThe Department of Justice has discovered asbestos lining pipes of the Cape Breton Correctional Facility. On the evening of May 15, nine correctional workers walked off the job after the facility’s Occupational Health and Safety Committee was informed that some of the 33-year-old pipes contain asbestos. The work refusals began at 7 p.m. This issue was first raised several months ago and a process was undertaken to determine if the facility contained asbestos. An inspection of the facility April 25 found the asbestos and the areas containing the material were labelled to protect maintenance staff from potential exposure. In addition, air-quality tests have been done. Staff are meeting with the Occupational Health and Safety Committee, however, preliminary test results indicate that levels are well within safe standards. Further testing is underway. Management staff and the RCMP will provide emergency staffing at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility, if required, during the labour action and new inmates will be sent to the province’s four other correctional institutions.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

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first_img Local Area Office: 902-956-2365 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-891-1573 Fax: 902-896-2259 KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until further notice. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. RICHMOND COUNTY: D’Escousse Cap La Ronde Road in the Town of D’Escousse, from the intersection of Route 320 and Poirierville west for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for clearing, and repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Ben Eoin, will be reduced to one lane for gravelling, grading and paving until Sunday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Exit 17 west to Exit 15, will be reduced to one lane for widening and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Traffic on the westbound lanes of Highway 103 will be reduced to one lane at the Cranberry Bridge, east of Exit 4, until Friday, Oct. 30. Drivers should reduce speed and use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Strathlorne/Scotsville Road Strathlorne/Scotsville Road will be closed for installation of a box culvert at Cameron Brook starting Saturday, Oct. 24 until Friday, Oct. 30. A detour is available on West Lake Ainslie Road. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-424-7116 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 Sections of Trunk 2 in the Halfway River area, between Lakelands Road and Boars Back Road, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 30, for repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, for about five kilometres from Highway 104 east to Smith Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-7058 Fax: 902-896-2259 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Antigonish-Guysborough Road Antigonish-Guysborough Road, off Route 316, will be restricted to local traffic to replace the wooden box culvert until Friday, Oct. 30. A detour is available on Marydale Beauly Road. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215, about 500 metres west of William Conley Road, east for about 12.4 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Nov. 16. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. VICTORIA COUNTY: Big Baddeck Road Sections of Big Baddeck Road, north of Old Margaree Road, will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31, for repaving. A detour route is available on Old Margaree Road loop. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Alexandra Street Roundabout Construction of the Alexandra Street roundabout, at the intersection of Alexandra Street and Kenwood Drive in Sydney, will continue until the end of October. The traffic lights will be replaced by a three-way stop during construction. Drivers should expect delays or use an alternate route. KINGS COUNTY: Kentville-Canning Area Several roads in the Canning area will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 30, to allow for repaving. The roads are Route 358, from Belcher Street north to Route 341; Route 221, from Route 358 to Black Hill Road; Baines Road, from Black Hill Road to J. Jordan Road; and Summer Street, from J. Jordan Road to Chapel Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Drivers should expect delays and use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 COLCHESTER COUNTY: College Road Sections of College Road in Bible Hill will be reduced to one lane from Main Street to Village Line Avenue for repaving until Friday, Oct. 30. Traffic control people and signs are on site. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from Rough Brook Bridge east for almost 10 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for planing, patching and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-577-2237 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-674-2535 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 VICTORIA COUNTY: Wreck Cove Bridge Wreck Cove Bridge on Trunk 30 will be reduced to one lane for replacement of bridge until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of Highway 104, east of Port Hawkesbury between Exits 45 and 46, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Sections of Trunk 7, between Little Liscomb Road and Sherbrooke, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Oct. 30, for repaving. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Motorists should use extra caution in the area. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Stewarts Bridge Stewarts Bridge, between Route 311 and West North River Road, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Nov. 30. A temporary panel bridge will be in place as a detour. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Tracadie Harbour Bridge, east for about 18 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, asphalt-concrete patching and repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Ridge Road Ridge Road will be closed for film production on Friday, Oct. 23. A detour is available via Deep Hollow Road to Trunk 1 and to the Greenwich Connector. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Lynches River Connector east to Chapel Island, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 -30- Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347, Sherbrooke Road Route 347, from Falls Brook south to Meiklefield Road for 4.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 256 Route 256, from the Colchester county line east for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 PICTOU COUNTY: Ferrona Bridge Ferrona Bridge, on Churchville Road, will be closed for repairs until Saturday, Nov. 7. A detour is available via Route 348 and East River East Side Road, Route 348, Plymouth Park Road or Route 374 and East River East Side Road. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Raynardton Road Raynardton Road, from the intersection with Trunk 3 north for about 3.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-742-0287 Fax: 902-742-6000 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 206 Route 206, from Creighton Road east to Veterans Memorial Drive, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure The Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, will be closed until further notice. A marked detour route is available on New Road, Route 221 and Morden Road. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-258-2939 Fax: 902-258-2889 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from the merge point with Highway 118 for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31, for paving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, except on Fridays when it finishes by 3 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Corsen Bridge, two kilometres before Ingonish, continues to be reduced to one lane. Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CONTINUING WORK KINGS COUNTY: Rainsforth Bridge Rainsforth Bridge on Rainsforth Road will be closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HANTS COUNTY: Sangsters Bridge Sangsters Bridge, on Sangsters Bridge Road connecting Upper Falmouth and Trunk 14, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 30. A detour route is available through the Town of Windsor. INVERNESS COUNTY: Red River Road Red River Road, from the junction of Trunk 30 for almost 10 kilometres to the end, including the following side roads: Pleasant Bay Harbour Road; Pleasant Bay United Church Road; Hinkley Glen Road; and Angus More Road, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad. Local Area Office: 902-863-3357 Fax: 902-232-2995 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Moose River Road – Reid’s Bridge Reid’s Bridge on Moose River Road will be closed for replacement from Monday Oct. 26 until Thursday, Dec. 31. Detour signs will direct motorists. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Milford Road to about 150 metres south of Gibb Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 252 Traffic on sections of Route 252, east of the intersection of East Skye Glen Cross Road for about 5.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving. Work takes place until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and signs are on site. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Spanks Bridge Spanks Bridge, on the Larry’s River Road at West Cooks Cove, will be restricted to local traffic until Saturday, Oct. 31. A detour is available on Mountain Road and Trunk 16. Trans-Canada Trail users are advised that the Spanks Bridge is closed and to use caution when travelling in this area. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Fairview Overpass Fairview Overpass is reduced to three lanes, to rebuild the southern section. Construction is expected to take about six months. Traffic will flow outbound on the two outer lanes, and inbound on the inner lane. Drivers should expect delays, or use an alternate route. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 and Plains Road will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving until Sunday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Traffic on sections of the Cabot Trail in the Margaree Harbour-Margaree Forks area will be reduced to one lane for road-shoulder repairs until Saturday, Oct. 31. Signs and traffic control people are on site. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge, on Route 201, has a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-424-1750 Fax: 902-424-0849 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-577-0956 Fax: 902-674-2146 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Prospect Street for about five kilometres to Lakeside Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving and shoulder repairs until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution as pavement is grooved. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-832-4316 Fax: 902-832-4331 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 301 Route 301 will be restricted to local traffic between Mount Pleasant Road and Dickson Road to install culverts at Fitzsimmons Brook until Monday, Nov. 9. Alternate routes and signs will be in place. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HANTS COUNTY: Wentworth Road/Morrison Drive and Highway 101 Wentworth Road/Morrison Drive and Highway 101 will have stop-and-go traffic for construction of a roundabout, sidewalk and water main until Monday, Nov. 3. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge will be available until a permanent bridge is completed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-680-5914 Fax: 902-681-7151 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Glace Bay Lake Bridge Glace Bay Lake Bridge, Route 255, will be restricted to local traffic to replace the bridge until Monday, Nov. 30. A detour is available via Tower, Marconi Tower and Sand Lake roads. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 Trunk 30, from the national park entrance at Pleasant Bay to the national park entrance at MacKenzie Mountain, will be reduced to one lane for planing, patching and repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 will be reduced to one lane for paving from the Cumberland County line to Soley Cove Road until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Lakeshore Drive east for almost five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124last_img read more

Attempted breakin at IAFs Paris office handling Rafale procurement

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first_imgNew Delhi: In a suspected case of espionage, there was an attempted break-in on Sunday at the Indian Air Force’s Paris office which is overseeing procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets for India, military sources said.A group of unidentified persons broke into the office of the IAF’s Rafale project management team in the suburbs of Paris and local police are probing whether the attempt was to steal classified data relating to the aircraft, they said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC”As per initial assessment, no data or hardware have been stolen. The local police are investigating the incident,” said a source. The sources said the IAF has briefed the defence ministry about the incident and that the Indian mission in Paris has been in touch with French authorities. The IAF’s office of Rafale project management is located at the complex of Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale jets. There was no official reaction from either the defence ministry or the IAF about the incident. Sources said stealing of any data relating to the weapons package or avionics of the Rafale jets may have serious implications. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThe IAF project management team is headed by an IAF Group Captain and it comprises two fighter pilots, one logistics officer and a number of weapons experts and engineers. The team is coordinating with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets as well as on weapons package onboard the aircraft. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the procurement of a batch of 36 Rafale jets after talks with the then French President Francois Hollande on April 10, 2015 in Paris. The final deal, worth Rs 56,000 crore, was sealed on September 23, 2016. The Congress has been alleging massive irregularities in the deal and has been targeting the government over selection of Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Defence as an offset partner for Dassault Aviation. The government has rejected the allegations. The first Rafale aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in September. Weeks after India’s Balakot strikes, IAF chief BS Dhanoa said India could have achieved better results if the country had Rafale jets. PTIlast_img read more

Spin Master Corp Q1 income falls nearly 14 due to Toys R

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first_imgTORONTO – Spin Master Corp. says its net income fell nearly 14 per cent in the first quarter due in part to the impact of a multi-million dollar Toys “R” Us bad debt expense.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says its net income was $8.7 million or nine cents per share for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, compared to $10.1 million or 10 cents per share for the same quarter the previous year.The toy company says it incurred a $15.2 million bad debt expense, including administration costs, after Toys “R” Us Inc. sought approval to wind down its American business and liquidate inventory, and Toys “R” Us International closed and liquidated most of its U.K. business in the quarter.Adjusted net income was $22 million or 22 cents a share for the quarter, compared to $13.6 million or 13 cents a share for the same quarter the previous year.Co-CEO Ronnen Harary says in a statement the company’s results are a testament to the team’s effort in effectively managing the company through the industry-wide disruption caused by the Toys “R” Us U.S. liquidation.Spin Master says revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 increased 25.5 per cent to $285.7 million from $227.7 million.The company also updated its outlook for the 2018 financial year, saying it now expects organic gross product sales to grow in the mid-single digit range from the previous year rather than the mid- to high-single digit range.Companies in this story (TSX: TOY)last_img read more

Representation of Moroccan Women in Hollywood

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By Abdelatif Ait AazziCasablanca – Throughout history, Hollywood has used repetition as a teaching tool to affect people’s thoughts and beliefs. Many writers and American filmmakers support this idea. In his book and in the documentary Reel Bad Arabs, Jack Shaheen explains how the persistence of depicting Arabs in a degrading fashion over time has worked to cement prejudicial attitudes toward Arabs and Arab culture. This process helps to reinforce a narrow view of individual Arabs and the effects of specific U.S. domestic and international policies on their lives. The images of Arabs as villains have been with us for more than a century, inherited from the European travel writers, who depicted Arabs as subhuman. Hollywood’s movies continue to recycle the same degrading stereotypes about Arabs, and Inarritu’s movie “Babel” is no exception. The film tells multiple stories taking place in Morocco, Japan, Mexico, and the U.S. Of the four settings, the scenes shot in Morocco depict it as the most uncivilized place. This movie advances false representations of Moroccan women or Arab women in general. It contains many images of Moroccan women that deviate from the truth. The movie simply magnifies a minority of women and tries to generalize all women based on them.How Does “Babel” misrepresent Moroccan Women  The five types of women represented in the movie are significant because they contain clear messages about how Hollywood and the West perceive Moroccan woman and their social status. First, silent and in the background, are sexualized dancers, portrayed as dirty, unattractive witches. It is easy to single out silence as the most common characteristic of Moroccan women. Rarely do we see women given a voice, and they never express their opinion about anything.This notion of silence is demonstrated in the beginning of the movie, when we see the Moroccan mother preparing tea with her daughter – the way that they are excluded makes them look like slaves. The daughter appears with her mother as if she is learning the behavior that she will need to mimic once she is married. A comparison could be drawn here between the mother and the Japanese girl Chieko. The Japanese mother’s actions speak louder, even though she is silent by nature, even louder than the voice of the Moroccan mother, when she is given a voice. The presence of the Japanese girl is felt as she looks for her happiness (sex).In addition, the director uses a blurry background shot to exclude women from men’s conversations. In the scene when the father is punishing his children for shooting the American tourist, we notice that the mother is standing, her back against the wall, silent, with her hands crossed over her chest. This characteristic of Moroccan or Arab women being silent is omnipresent in many orientalist movies. The mother and her daughter always stick together – wherever the mother goes, her daughter follows her. Women in such movies are always shown in groups. This notion infers that women are excluded from mainstream society.The movie also portrays Moroccan women as sexualized dancers. In the scene where Brad Pitt’s character goes to the store to call the American Embassy to help him, we see dancers on television just behind him. The notion of the highly sexualized belly dancer has been with us from the beginning of Hollywood’s history, inspired by early images of the orient as a place for intrigue and passion. This scene demonstrates how the West believes Moroccan men perceive Moroccan women.Within the same spectrum, Moroccan women are also portrayed as dirty. The way that Cate Blanchett’s character is portrayed shows the other side of women’s representations in the movie. In contrast to how Moroccan women are pictured, we see Cate Blanchett with Brad Pitt, cleaning her hands. Her skin looks beautiful, and she worries about her diet when she asks the waiter, “What do you have that does not have fat in it?” The waiter should have given her some suggestions; instead, he told her “everything is delicious.” This is not the answer she was hoping for. The waiter’s response infers that he does not even know the concept of diet. We can see in this scene that the director uses an over-the-shoulder shot. This type of shot is usually used in conversation. This example sheds light on divergent perceptions of women in “Babel” and in movies that promote orientalist discourse.Moroccan women are also represented as unattractive in their manner of speech. If we compare the way that other women speak in the movie, it is easy to notice the harshness of Moroccan women’s ‘tone’.  The first female speaks when the boys escape back to their home after shooting the American tourist. Their mother was upset because they did not take the goats to roam. The idea here is that the first female voice was unattractive, bearing in mind that the first impression always lasts. It is important to assert that this is not a coincidence, but a deliberate act.Moreover, we have another female voice when the old women tries to get the boys out of the room where Susan is lying. Again, she was speaking in an unattractive way. As a matter of fact, she was screaming. The question that poses itself now is: can’t Moroccan women speak normally? Of course they can. Nevertheless, the director chooses to portray them as harsh. The commonality about the two scenes is that the mother and the old woman only talked to children, not to men. This infers that women can be equal to children, but never to men.Lastly, Moroccan women are also represented as sorceresses. This imagery is present in the scene when the old silent woman gives Susan “el kif” in order to cure her, but everybody knows that “el kif” is not actually a cure. However, in order to stress the stereotype of sorcery and witchcraft that is associated with Moroccan women, the director opted for “el kif”. Prior to this scene, the director used a low angle shot to portray the old woman when she was laying on the ground with Susan. Usually this type of shot is used in cinematography in order to add height to the object or to the person, which inspires fear.  Adding height to the old women inspires fear of her as a witch.In short, this movie belongs to the Hollywood mainstream where the same stereotypes about Arabs are reproduced repeatedly. Moroccan women in the movie are not given their due as humans who have value in Moroccan or Arab communities on a larger scale. These characteristics are present in almost all orientalist movies, where their main tool is repetition – and by repetition, even a donkey learns. In simple terms, Moroccan women are not like how they are represented in the movie.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Woman hurt in threevehicle crash

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A 51-year-old woman has serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash that closed the westbound collector lanes of Highway 401 last night.Police say she lost control of her car west of Renforth Drive near Pearson Airport around 8:30,striking another car and then getting hit by a transport truck.A man driving the second car was also hurt.Police are looking for witnesses as they try to figure out what happened.  The collector lanes re-opened around 11:30 pm. Photo courtesy OPP

INTERVIEW UN information technology chief believes all girls should aspire to be

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Atefeh Riazi explains how the media, educators and parents all have a part to play in developing the next generation of women scientists. Credit: United Nations“And if you’re going to do engineering, if you’re going to do technology, what are you trying to get? Value for humanity, that’s the ultimate goal. I realised then, that for a long time, especially in the private sector, we had used technology to improve consumers and to improve products. But how could we use technology to improve human life?”It’s been this fundamental question, she says, that has guided her throughout her 30-year career in technology, with stints as Chief Information Officer at New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (she was on the team that introduced the Metro card) and The New York City Housing Association. Three years into her role at the UN, she balances a workload that focuses on innovation but also, with the rise of the dark web and cyber-crime, protection.“What keeps me awake at night is what I call the ‘revenge of technology,’” she says.Everything we do supports the core work of UN staff around the world, helping them do their jobs better and more efficiently.“The dark web consists of websites that you cannot find and you cannot access unless you’ve been invited to go to them. For a price, you can buy a kid; you can buy a person for their organs; you can buy drugs or weapons. Technology is amoral – we’ve created a species that is a lot smarter than us, and very soon, especially with artificial intelligence, it’s going to supersede our human mind. “The 20th century was an incredible century – a man on the moon, antibiotics and the World Wide Web changed the world… But there are side effects – 20 million humans have been trafficked and 80 per cent of that happens on the dark web. Huge percentages are women. Nearly 30 per cent are children. “So how do we deal with this revenge of technology? How do we protect our children? If you look at the impact of cyber-attacks and cyber wars of the future, where criminals could easily bring down an electrical grid in a country – think of that impact – hospitals, water, food, transportation, human life. And we are completely unprepared for that. “So the UN, in our mission of peace and security and human rights and development and rule of law, we need to think about what does all this mean in the cyber world? Will the peacekeepers of the future be the peacekeepers of today? Will development, as we see it in the physical world, be the same or will it be complemented by the cyber world? We have to have big philosophical discussions around those issues because in the cyber world, government, rule of law and civil society doesn’t have much meaning. How do we create a positive force within the cyber world, because the negative force has been created already, within the dark web.”Her answer? What she calls ‘the light web’ – a space where technologists can come together with the goal of global good.“We as the UN have the ability, capacity and capability to operate both in the physical and in the cyber world,” she insists. “Things like bringing doctors, via the Internet, to villages that no one wants to go to or simple online education – bringing knowledge to parts of the world that never had access before.” A technology strategy for the future United Nations by United NationsIn her role as Chief Information Technology Officer, she says, her daily job means finding ways to implement technologies that support the critical work of the UN. “Everything we do supports the core work of UN staff around the world, helping them do their jobs better and more efficiently. In that way, ICT is critical to the UN’s substantive work. Technology plays a role in all of the Sustainable Development Goals and we’re looking forward to working with many UN entities to get them the tools they need to do their work, whether it’s predictive data analytics, new technologies in the field like digital cash or telemedicine, or just a better way to quickly search for relevant UN documents,” she says.“The UN is also the guardian of an unparalleled database of the world’s socio-economic and political history. Opening this data to the public and collaborating with partners will help us make better decisions that support the work of the United Nations in international peace and security, human rights, international law, humanitarian aid and sustainable development.”And what does she say to those who might critique that technological innovation is impossible in a bureaucratic organization like the UN?“I think there’s always a chance for tech innovation and for thinking outside the box,” Ms. Riazi says.“It’s true within governmental entities that it takes longer because you have responsibilities to your citizens or to the Member States. But for instance, the financial cuts which governments often face forces organizations to innovate through technology. And that’s exactly what we’re doing within the United Nations. There’s a lot of desire to modernize, to automate processes, to become more effective, so that when we respond to crisis we respond together. We can go from crisis reaction to crisis prevention – which requires united innovation in terms of the way we’re structured, in terms of the way we respond and the technologies that we use.” Yet as the need for innovation grows, Ms. Riazi is ever conscious that technology remains one of the most underrepresented areas for women workers, particularly in management roles. It is something that saddens her, she says, as she points to three smooth bangles on her arm:“These are my Grandmother’s bracelets. I remember as a little girl, noticing that she never took them off. And I wondered, ‘why doesn’t she take them off?’ And I realised that, for her generation, as a woman, that was all the wealth you had. You had no security – no financial security, no rights, at any moment you could be kicked out of the house. And if you were, you needed to have the little bit that you had to your name with you. “I wear these to remember my Grandmother, but also to remind me that we owe it to women. To make sure that we reach a point where women have the same rights, the same access to education and that they can dream and become who they want to be.”She cites multiple reasons for why she believes women are so underrepresented in technology.“For starters, I don’t think we teach mathematics as well to girls. They say that by age 11 if you don’t teach a girl to love math they’re going to start to turn away. And there are so many pressures on social media. If you look at TV and movies, innovators, technologists and scientists are still viewed as ‘geeks’ and that negative image for women is not supporting them getting to that space. And when we’re not there, our voices are not heard.”It is time for girls, she says, to take ownership of the word ‘geek’ and to wear the moniker with pride.“My girls came home one day from school and one of them had a new pair of glasses. She said, ‘Mommy, someone called me a geek.’ And I said, ‘Wow, you are so lucky they called you a geek! That is fabulous, we must go celebrate. Because geeks are the smartest people.’ It’s all about positive reinforcement, because kids do say those things, because their parents do and because the media does. What is a ‘geek?’ It’s a person who’s super smart and super brilliant. That’s what I tell my girls.”As for her advice to aspiring tech innovators, she says: “think out of the box, think in an innovative way.” But she follows that up with a challenge.“Let’s look at the Sustainable Development Goals. In 15 years we don’t want hunger and we don’t want disease. We want gender equality, universal access to education, smaller cities, an end to climate change, cleaner oceans. Look at all of those – can you focus on creating water out of thin air? Design plants that don’t need as much water so you can help with drought? Can you create algorithms that help improve disease detection? These are the questions I have for the young girl starting her engineering career. I say, answer one of those things for me.”And what should parents say if their daughters announce they want to work in technology? She grins widely and offers the following advice: “Brilliant. Great choice.”@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -620px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.0em; line-height: 1.2em; color:#000; position: relative; top: 60px; xtext-align:center; text-shadow: 1px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:30%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}li { font-size: 15px; xline-height: 1.7em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;}.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0;}.videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} Her mother never forgot this experience, she adds, and, along with the man who became her father, Ms. Riazi’s parents were determined to change the status quo. “I came from a family that really believed that girls and boys could do whatever they wished to do, whatever they loved to do. Although society still put pressure on girls – as kids the girls wouldn’t study math or engineering, the boys would, and it was simply expected that the girls would become teachers and nurses. But from the beginning I just didn’t like the voice that constantly told me that you could not be what the boys could be.”In 1979, as the Iranian revolution took place in her home country, Ms. Riazi enrolled in the electrical engineering programme at Stony Brook University in New York. She was one of just three women in her class.“When I came to this country I decided that I was going be an engineer because my brother was always told that he would be the engineer. I kept looking back at my mom and my grandmother – at what they couldn’t have, and I knew I had to change the course. So I took engineering. “And in the beginning it was difficult for me. Because if there’s one thing that we don’t teach women and girls, it’s confidence. And I went through that first year of engineering thinking ‘oh my goodness, this is so difficult I just can’t do it.’ But giving up was not an option. I was a foreign student. My country was in turmoil. I couldn’t fail.”Despite the difficulties, one day she experienced a lightning bolt moment.“I learned the beauty of mathematics once I looked at it from a social physics perspective – that’s when everything changed. Going into technology, that’s great. But doing it for the material gains? That’s the wrong path. It should be about a bigger cause. In the technology sector, we have a lot of innovation but it’s not responsible innovation. We’re moving from physics to social physics – design engineering that has a social impact. “Of course, the iPhone,” she laughs, adding that along with Skype for keeping in touch with family while travelling, her favourite app is ‘Scratch’ a programme made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to teach children how to code. “I tell my kids they can’t play a game until they write a game. That’s the one rule we have,” she says in an interview with the UN News Centre.Ms. Riazi notes that her own personal experience as a parent, coupled with her role as head of the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), has given her a better understanding of the challenges the global community has encountered over the past 15 years in trying to inspire and engage women and girls in science. If there’s one thing that we don’t teach women and girls, it’s confidence.In an effort to promote greater participation of women and girls in science, the UN last year declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In doing so, it recognized that the full and equal access to and participation in science, technology and innovation for women and girls of all ages is imperative for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.Ms. Riazi has ten-year-old twin daughters, the latest generation in what she describes as “a family of strong women,” although she is acutely aware of the sacrifices that many of them have made.“I was born in Iran, and many of the women in my family didn’t have access to education. My grandmother was an orphan who was married at nine – she was never allowed to go to school. I remember helping her to read. I was probably in first or second grade at the time. “My mother was only allowed to go to school up to the third grade – and she always says her worst memory from her childhood was when her brothers all managed to go to school and she was held back because she was a girl. She had to stay home and learn to be a housewife.” Ms. Riazi with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right) at a showcase sponsored by the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) in October 2015 at UN Headquarters. UN Photo/E. Debebe The Director-General of the UN Office in Nairobi, Sahle-Work Zewde (left), and Ms. Riazi officially opened the Unite Service Desk and Network Operation Center in Nairobi in May 2015. read more

Thailands coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them time to

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first_imgBy taking full control of the executive, legislative and judicial branches, and now the Senate, this shows the military is setting itself up as the sovereign.Briefing the media for the first time since the coup, the military said Yingluck and other prominent figures had been taken in under a martial law provision allowing detentions of up to seven days without charge.Yingluck detainedIt was not known whether any charges were being prepared, but military officials said the detainees were in no danger.“(Yingluck) is under detention, and she is fine,” said Lieutenant General Thirachai Nakwanich, head of the military command for central Thailand including Bangkok.A military official told AFP she was being held at an unspecified army barracks in Bangkok.A night-time curfew imposed by the junta has tamed the capital’s often rowdy tourist districts, further chilling a vital visitor industry already cooled by the long-term strife.Washington, which has led criticism of the coup, took its first concrete steps, suspending $3.5 million in military assistance to its ally, about one-third of its Thai aid. Further cuts were being considered.The constitution was replaced after 2006 with one intended to curb Thaksin’s electoral influence.“This time, the constitutional changes will be more thorough,” Thai politics analyst Paul Chambers said.He said measures could include “electoral gerrymandering, even more power granted to the judiciary, and finally, more power granted to the army.”Anti-Thaksin forces, alleging corruption in Yingluck’s administration, have staged months of deadly Bangkok protests that led to at least 28 deaths and triggered counter-demonstrations by the pro-Thaksin “Red Shirt” movement.Tensions spiralled in early May when a court ruling controversially stripped Yingluck of office, setting the stage for the coup.The “Red Shirts” had earlier warned a coup could trigger civil war but are yet to mount a clear response.However, for the second straight day, demonstrators gathered in at least two locations in central Bangkok to rail against the junta.“I have the right to vote and I want to make it clear that they cannot just steal it from me with a coup,” said a tour guide who identified himself only as Piti. The protesters in Bangkok said they were not Red Shirts.No serious confrontations have yet been reported, but AFP reporters witnessed several people being taken into custody in various locations.- © AFP, 2014Read: Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to ‘exercise extreme caution’> THAILAND’S MILITARY JUNTA says it has disbanded the Senate and placed all law-making authority in the army chief’s hands, dramatically tightening its grip after a coup that has sparked Bangkok protests and drawn international condemnation.The regime also confirmed it had detained former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and scores of other ousted government leaders and would hold them for up to a week as it corralled potential opponents to its takeover.An army bulletin on national television said “The Senate is dismissed. Responsibility for any laws needing the approval of the parliament or Senate will instead be assumed by the leader of the (junta).”Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.Analysts called today’s developments an ominous sign that the junta led by the army chief, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, could be digging in for a long-term, pervasive takeover, as it had earlier said the Senate would be retained.Sporadic protests flared in Bangkok for a second straight day, with hundreds of demonstrators defying a ban on political gatherings to denounce the coup, echoing calls from Washington, the EU and elsewhere around the world for the restoration of civilian rule. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesPrayut seized control Thursday after anti-government forces had waged a several-month campaign, marked by deadly Bangkok street protests, to oust Thailand’s civilian leaders.Civil liberties have been curbed, media restrictions imposed, most of the constitution abrogated, and rival protesters from both sides of the political divide cleared from the capital.King ‘acknowledges’ coupPolitical analysts view the coup as part of a long-running effort by a Bangkok-based power elite, aligned with the monarchy and military, to eliminate the political dominance of Yingluck’s elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra.Thaksin, a billionaire telecoms tycoon, shook up Thai politics by winning devotion among millions of rural poor with populist measures, catapulting him to prime minister in 2001 polls.He was deposed in 2006 in a military coup, fleeing abroad two years later to avoid a corruption conviction but his family and allies have continued his success at the ballot box.The military today said that Prayut had sent a letter regarding his takeover to the country’s revered king, Bhumibol Adulyadej.The monarch, 86, commands great respect among his subjects, and his blessing is traditionally sought to legitimise Thailand’s recurring military takeovers.The army said the king had “acknowledged” Prayut’s letter, but stopped short of describing the response as an endorsement.The palace has yet to issue a statement on the crisis.Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a Thai politics researcher at Japan’s Kyoto University, said the general’s assumption of law-making authority indicates a looming “full-scale authoritarianism or military despotism.”He said:last_img read more

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide King K Rool

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first_img King K. Rool Comes Aboard!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: King K. Rool. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Who Are They?When Donkey Kong went from being Mario’s bad guy to the star of his own SNES series Donkey Kong Country, the amazing ape needed a villain of his own. So they went the Mario route and pitted DK against an evil reptile king: the head Kremling King K. Rool. With his bulging bloodshots eyes and smooth golden metal crocodile belly only a mid-90s PC could render, K. Rool straddles the perfect Rare design aesthetic of cartoon cute and computer creepy.Smash HistoryK. Rool showed up as trophies and stickers in past Smash Bros. games. But that was never enough for his surprisingly passionate fan base. I love Donkey Kong lore, but the fact that so many people demanded him Smash Wii U/3DS added K. Rool Mii outfits as a consolation really surprised me. After that though, it didn’t surprise me at all when King K. Rool finally became playable as one of Smash Ultimate’s fan-favorite newcomers, despite how strange that really is.What Looks New in Ultimate?After finally getting some hands-on time with him, it’s nasty how good people can be with K. Rool despite how gross and dumb of a character he is. His jetpack recovery lets him easily escape like a true coward. The multiple different uses of his blunderbuss, shooting a cannonball or sucking something in, makes it very tricky to deal with. And his bloated stomach counter, the thing fetish art lives for, is also super useful for a character who is already very powerful.Our Hopes?King K. Rool in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already infinitely cooler than the character has ever been. When he runs on all fours while that bop of a “Gangplank Galleon” remix plays it’s just awesome. And it’s even more hype when you realize he’s a promising character. We just hope this doesn’t convince Nintendo that K. Rool needs to start appearing in Donkey Kong games again.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidecenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgAssociated PressPHOENIX — Some residents evacuated because of wildfires in Arizona and New Mexico were allowed to return to their homes Saturday, as firefighters battled strong winds and hot weather to try to keep more homes, dry forests and stretches of high desert from being consumed by the flames.With summer rains still weeks away, forecasters said fire crews across the Southwest would likely have little relief from the hot, windy weather that has dogged them for days. More high-wind warnings and fire weather watches were on tap for many areas through the weekend.In eastern Arizona along the New Mexico border, residents of Alpine were allowed to return to their homes Saturday morning. Greer residents still remain evacuated by the largest wildfire in Arizona’s history.The Wallow fire has consumed about 775 square miles, a little more than 500,000 acres, and more than 4,500 firefighters are trying to stop its advance. The blaze this week exceeded a 2002 fire that burned 732 square miles and destroyed 491 buildings. Despite its size, the latest fire has destroyed just 32 homes and four rental cabins.U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who owns a home in Greer, was touring the fire area Saturday along with Sen. John McCain and Arizona congressmen Jeff Flake and Paul Gosar.last_img read more

Mike Pompeo Jaishankar hold talks to strengthen IndiaUS

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first_imgNEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his American counterpart Mike Pompeo on Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen the Indo-US strategic partnership. “Welcoming a close friend. Continuing the emphasis on high-level Indo-US exchanges, EAM Dr S Jaishankar warm-heartedly welcomed Secretary Pompeo as the first US dignitary visiting India after elections. Secretary Pompeo is the first Foreign Minister to be hosted by EAM,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders. Also Read – After liquor, Bihar bans ‘pan masala’ as well Advertise With Us Pompeo, who arrived here Tuesday night, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the morning and discussed various aspects of the bilateral relationship. “Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership. Secretary Pompeo called on PM Narendra Modi to exchange views on various aspects of Indo-US relationship. PM will meet President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 Osaka Summit,” Kumar tweeted with pictures of the Modi-Pompeo meeting. Also Read – Demanding Scindia as MP Congress chief, supporters threaten mass resignation Advertise With Us The US Secretary of State’s talks with the Indian leadership are the first high-level interaction between the two countries after the return of the Modi government to power last month. Pompeo’s visit comes ahead of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, later this week. Ahead of the strategically-important India-US talks, diplomatic sources on Tuesday said India meets the US waiver criteria for procuring the S-400 missile defence system from sanctions-hit Russia, and asserted that New Delhi cannot “wish away” its defence ties with Moscow. The details of the Jaishankar-Pompeo meeting were immediately not known, but India’s missile defence system deal with Russia, terrorism, H-1B visas, trade and the situation arising out of US sanctions on buying oil from Iran, were likely to be discussed during the talks.last_img read more

Program Aims to Raise Awareness of Lupus Among Blacks

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first_imgA new Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) has been designed to improve diagnoses and treatment of Blacks, according to researchers. For Black women, whose rates of diagnosis chart three to four times more often than others, LEAP has the potential to drastically improve the quality of life for both lupus sufferers and their families.  The program, spearheaded by the Office of Minority Health, is funded by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that is administrated by the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health (NASOMH).Characterized by its ability to mimic other conditions, lupus is a chronic disease that can impact any system within the body and triggers excessive immune system activation, causing inflammation and both tissue and organ damage. Because lupus symptoms imitate many other disorders, it is a diagnostic dilemma for physicians and healthcare providers.Currently, 73 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 have either not heard about lupus or know little about the disease beyond the name; yet as many as 1 in 537 Black women suffer from the condition. “To improve the outcomes of African-American women living with lupus and their families, the Lupus Education Awareness Program (LEAP) employs strategies to educate and increase health professionals’ ability to diagnose and treat lupus,” Dr. Steven Owens, project director, Lupus Education Awareness Program, told the AFRO.  “Training African-American physicians and nurses in recognizing the signs and symptoms of lupus could contribute to improved health outcomes for women of color with lupus.”According to Owens, one of the ways LEAP seeks to increase awareness, knowledge, and recognition of lupus signs and symptoms within Black communities is to use lupus symptom trackers forms to assist with early diagnosis and management of lupus.  That early diagnosis becomes pivotal in improving healthcare for lupus sufferers, as many report going through up to six years of symptom evaluations to gain a proper diagnosis.“Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because many of the signs and symptoms are similar to other diseases, can be interpreted as connective-tissue diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, lymphoproliferative disorders, and chronic infections like HIV, hepatitis and Lyme disease, Owens said. “Many lupus patients report being misdiagnosed and treated for diseases/conditions for years prior to a confirmatory diagnosis of lupus.  This is often because primary care providers may not connect the reported signs and symptoms to lupus and, in addition, may not be as aware of the additional sub-laboratory tests they can order to diagnose lupus.”Ward 7 resident Tonya Spanner, who has spent the last 16 years living with lupus, believes that while the LEAP platform came too late to help with her diagnosis, it could prove critical in diagnosis and treatment for Black women in the District. “So often we talk about Black women having it all, but when it comes to health diagnoses and outcomes, we are often screened late, making the severity of conditions greater,” Spanner told the AFRO. “As we continue to advance in areas of family, education and careers, we have to make our own healthcare a priority – especially with a condition as volatile as lupus.”LEAP’s establishment comes amid growing concerns about the detection and treatment of lupus among researchers, including the Lupus Foundation of America, which announced Nov. 16 a $3.8 million funding provision over the next five years to support the first-of-its-kind clinical trials.“Research and funding is only one half of the story, because without a clear diagnosis, Black women would still be unable to take advantage of trials and treatment protocols,” Spanner said.  “LEAP gets us on an even playing field.”The current research cycle and award will work to determine if mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy diminishes the debilitating long-term side effects of lupus, reduces the need for medications like steroids, and stops damage to vital organs. The therapy uses multipotent cells for treating a variety of immune-mediated diseases, according to the National Institutes of Health.“Through empowering women of color and educating providers, we hope to decrease the timeframe for a lupus diagnosis and get people into treatment sooner to prevent tissue and organ damage, and even early death from lupus,” Owens told the AFRO.last_img read more

Seabirds morphing wings inspire design for robots that can both fly and

Seabirds morphing wings inspire design for robots that can both fly and

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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: Seabird’s morphing wings inspire design for robots that can both fly and swim (2010, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-seabird-morphing-wings-robots.html (PhysOrg.com) — There are robots that can fly, and there are robots that can swim, but so far a robot that can both fly and swim does not exist. With the goal to design an aerial/aquatic robotic vehicle, a team of researchers is investigating how nature achieves both aerial and aquatic motion in a single entity, particularly in a seabird called the common guillemot. They plan to use their calculations, models, and simulations to design a robotic vehicle with a morphing wing similar to the one used by the seabird. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com.All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further A robotic vehicle with the ability to fly and swim could have a variety of applications. For example, the vehicle could be used to inspect underwater oil pipes while flying to and from remote oil rigs. It could also be used for aerial and aquatic surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes. Variations in the missions could require very different operating speeds in each medium. The numerical model developed by the researchers takes these issues into consideration and can provide mission-specific optimal values to use in future concept vehicle designs. Currently, the researchers are developing an experimental platform from which they can investigate various parameters associated with flapping propulsion during aquatic locomotion.As Lock noted, there are still several challenges that need to be addressed, starting with the need to better understand the performance compromise between operations in the air and water due to the fact that robots of this type have not yet reached a level of maturity within the research community. “The second biggest challenge that we face is one that everybody within the robotics community has to deal with, and that is the problem of a suitable power source,” he said. “There is of course a finite payload which any robotic vehicle can carry, of which the power source invariably contributes a significant proportion of the overall mass. Implementing a power source that is light enough to allow aerial operations but provides sufficient power to enable the use of the locomotion mechanisms for any feasible length of time is a huge problem that we face. Luckily this is a common problem faced by many robots whereby the ultimate aim is for the untethered operations and as such many research groups are striving towards new power sources with greater power-to-weight ratios and lifespans. Although not currently available, we believe that in time a suitable power source will be developed that allows aerial/aquatic vehicles to be developed.“Finally, the third challenge we face comes from developing a vehicle of this scale capable of aerial operations utilizing beating wing flight. Very few mature examples exist that achieve this mode of locomotion through a flapping locomotion strategy, and they are not attempting operations in water as well. Solutions to this problem do exist, such as the inclusion of an additional propulsion source for use whilst in air such as a propeller, but this then moves away from the biological example from which the work drew inspiration. However, we are not ruling this out as a stepping stone whilst addressing other elements of the complex task that we face.”center_img The common guillemot flies with straight wings and swims with bent wings, which reduces profile drag by up to 50%. This strategy is providing inspiration for the design of aerial/aquatic robotic vehicles. Image credit: Lock, et al. Adapted from unpublished BBC footage.) Micro flying robots can fly more effectively than flies More information: Richard J. Lock, et al. “Development of a biologically inspired multi-modal wing model for aerial-aquatic robotic vehicles through empirical and numerical modelling of the common guillemot, Uria aalge.” Bioinsp. Biomim. 5 (2010) 046001 (15pp). DOI:10.1088/1748-3182/5/4/046001 Researchers Richard Lock, who is working under the supervision of Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of Bristol, and coauthors, have published their investigation of the common guillemot’s locomotive abilities in a recent issue of Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. “The capacity to mathematically model the morphological shifts the bird makes from aerial to aquatic media is our first step in being able to reproduce the process,” Lock told PhysOrg.com. “Understanding locomotion in a single medium is already a complex problem to solve; therefore, attempting to further our understanding of systems with a multi-modal capability, i.e., operations in two different media, provides many challenges. Our work focuses on trying to understand this balance between the different media, focusing on how different mission requirements present different compromises in performance.”As the researchers explained, a variety of birds and insects are capable of locomotion in both air and water. However, these animals are confronted with numerous physiological challenges, due primarily to the fact that water is some 800 times denser than air. The animals’ locomotive strategies that solve this problem can generally be divided into two categories: two different mechanisms for the two different media, or a single mechanism adapted for both media. The common guillemot falls into the second category, as it flaps its wings for locomotion in both media. However, the bird modifies its wing shape when swimming by folding part of its wing. This simple change results in a reduction of surface area, which, as the researchers calculated, reduces profile drag by as much as 50% and significantly reduces the overall power requirements. This ability enables the common guillemot to nest on land along the coast, fly up to 30 km out to sea, dive underwater, and flap its wings to swim and hunt for marine food. After developing a model of the common guillemot’s wing size, shape, and flapping behavior, the researchers validated the model with simulations. Their goal was to find the values of key variables that achieve the highest performance (i.e., the lowest energy requirements) for a robotic vehicle that could fly with a range of 2 km at a velocity of 20 m/s and swim with a range of 500 m at a velocity of 1.5 m/s. These values are similar to that of the typical feeding habits of the common guillemot. The model’s suggested values for key geometric and kinematic parameters were in close agreement to those exhibited by the guillemot, providing the researchers with preliminary validation of their numerical model. The model can also be used for additional missions based on projected uses of the concept vehicle.last_img read more

Our Favorite Budget Gaming Mouse Is Now Just 20

Our Favorite Budget Gaming Mouse Is Now Just 20

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