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Video: Stephen A. Smith Says He Would Have Won The O.J. Simpson Trial As Prosecutor Against Johnnie Cochran

first_imgstephen a smith first take 6-13-16YouTube/ESPN First TakeIn the wide world of hot sports takes, no one quite brings it like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The winner of our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” bracket may have had an all-time great moment, even by his own lofty standards, this morning when discussing the O.J. Simpson trial, which has leapt back into public consciousness with FX’s fantastic American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson and the debut of ESPN’s five-part 30 For 30 documentary series O.J.: Made in America on Saturday.During a lengthy discussion of the first part of Ezra Edelman’s acclaimed documentary, Smith said that he would not have let Simpson walk as a juror, and that if he had prosecuted the case instead of Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, there is “no way in hell” he would have lost to case to Johnnie Cochran and the rest of Simpson’s “Dream Team.” The Big Lead transcribed Smith’s rant.“I have profound respect for the late Johnny Cochran, God rest his soul,” he said. “It might be the cockiest thing I’ve ever said … Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark did an absolutely horrendous job as prosecutors. Because if it were me, there’s no way in hell that Johnny Cochran would have beaten me with that evidence that I, that they, had. I’m telling you right now, I’m not even a lawyer. There is no way that you would have put 12 jurors in front of me with that evidence and I would have lost it, even to Johnny Cochrane. I’d have won that trial. I’ve often said that.”As a reminder, in case this isn’t clear, Johnnie Cochran was a famously successful lawyer. Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden were both lawyers. Stephen A. Smith is not, nor has he ever been, a lawyer.Never change, Stephen A.[The Big Lead]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 at Middle Melford will have lane closures to construct a detour bridge and approaches at Melford Bridge until Saturday, Jan. 31. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site. Drivers can expect delays, gravel on the road, and rough sections. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and some weekends. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 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. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Oxford Junction The steel bridge on Jungle Road at Oxford Junction will be closed for repairs from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting Monday, Jan. 26 until Friday, Jan. 30. Local school buses and emergency vehicles will be permitted to pass over bridge. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 -30- Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Access to and from Highway 104 on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until spring. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville will be closed indefinitely for structural repairs. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Thompson Road Thompson Road, between Crowley Road and Pugwash River Road, will be closed for culvert replacement until further notice. INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until summer 2009 because of damage sustained during flooding. INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane until Friday, Jan. 30 to replace the bridge. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. last_img read more

ITC Royal Bengal Launched

first_imgITC Ltd today announced the inauguration of its new super-premium luxury hotel in Kolkata – the ITC Royal Bengal. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the iconic hotel.The 456 keys ITC Royal Bengal is ITC Hotel’s 14th Luxury Collection hotel in India and is a befitting tribute to the timeless traditions and royal heritage of Bengal, which has been ITC’s headquarters for over a 100 years. Christened ‘One of a Kind’, the grandiose property is a mark of ITC’s confidence in the tourism potential of the region and serves as a true badge of honour that Bengal can proudly showcase to the world. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveBuilt with an investment of nearly Rs 1400 crore, the ITC Royal Bengal will redefine Kolkata’s hospitality landscape making it a preferred destination for global MICE tourism and other large events. From a sprawling 16400 sq feet pillar less magnificent ballroom, pre-function areas and outer courtyards attached to the Grand Ballroom together adding approximately another 33000 square feet, to exquisite arrival lobbies and huge lawns ideal for Kolkata socials, ITC Royal Bengal offers versatile banquet options for both the business meetings and events with total banquet and convention facilities covering an area of 61000 sq feet. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back pain A distinctive proposition of this new super-premium luxury offering from ITC Hotels lies in the fact that the composite properties – ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar will be marketed together as one of the largest hospitality and MICE destinations in the region. The launch of ITC Royal Bengal adjacent to ITC Sonar, marks the unmatched offering of two world-class hotels complementing each other. Together, the two hotels will offer 693 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, 15 signature dining destinations, 22 meeting venues and a sprawling 1,00,000 sq ft of banqueting space. In close proximity to the city’s largest convention and exhibition venues, the ITC Royal Bengal and ITC Sonar duo will offer the best choice for large scale exhibitions, meetings and events in Kolkata. Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of ITC Ltd said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of iconic ITC Royal Bengal. This signature property will provide further impetus to transforming the tourism landscape in the state and will be an icon of repute on the world tourism map. This landmark investment from ITC is a part of the Company’s growing footprint in the State across all sectors, namely agriculture, manufacturing and services.” Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Ltd said, “The addition of ITC Royal Bengal to our luxury hotel portfolio further strengthens our presence in Eastern India. Bengal is ‘Royal’ in a unique way – it has celebrated the royalty of the intellect through the centuries, where literature, poetry, painting, sculpture, theatre, cinema, science, have not only blossomed but are inherent to the fabric of Bengal. In keeping with ITC Hotels’ philosophy of Responsible Luxury and creating indigenous experiences, ITC Royal Bengal is rooted to the ethos of the land and pays a tribute to these finest experiences that while being indigenous to the State are celebrated globally.” ITC Royal Bengal – ‘One of a Kind’ Standing tall, at a height of 133 meters, the 30 storied ITC Royal Bengal’s magnificent and monumental edifice, inspired by regional history and culture, towers over Kolkata’s skyline and blends fine indigenous architecture with contemporary design. Conveniently located in the business district of the city, this 456 keys architectural marvel endeavours to celebrate the spirit of Bengal and the unique fervour of its people through its super premium offerings. The accommodation is characterised by an eloquently tempered expression of luxury, drawing inspiration from Bengal. An expression of an exquisite confluence of contemporary architecture and the distinct warmth of old world hospitality, the 14 suites offer pleasing contemporary décor and a bouquet of signature services to elevate the stay experience. Featuring finest Italian marble, timber floors, state of the art gym, elegantly designed furniture, The Grand Presidential Suite and The Presidential Suite are spread across a striking expanse of 6620 sq.ft. and 3500 sq.ft. respectively. A contemporary Indian ethos underscores ITC Royal Bengal’s architecture and design philosophy, manifest in the endeavours to enable a ‘sense of destination’ through a showcase of local cuisine, arts and culture matched by hi-tech accent on services to enhance guest experience. A stand-out in-room tech feature is the amalgamation of all services through the E-Butler iPad. Built according to the highest standards of environmental excellence, ITC Royal Bengal is targeting to obtain USGBC LEED Platinum rating as well as GRIHA Five Star rating. The sprawling property symbolises the traditions of the region through culinary destinations that include the acclaimed Royal Vega, featuring the luxury vegetarian cuisine of India; Reminiscent of Kolkata’s historical market is the Grand Market Pavilion, the 24*7 restaurant showcases Indian and Inventive international cuisines, with an exclusive showcase of the 7 sisters (the North-Eastern States of India). ITC Royal Bengal will also house Ottimo – Cucina Italiana, ITC’s signature pan-Italian brand, and Darjeeling Lounge is a warm reminder of the city’s tea culture, and the culture of Adda, offering the finest teas from the region as well as from the world, single origin coffee and finest beverages paired with pre-plated comfort food. A lobby level jazz bar, The Brass Room rings in the city’s fondness for music and good life. ITC’s Investments in West Bengal ITC’s journey towards making Kolkata a premium hospitality destination began with the launch of ITC Sonar nearly two decades ago. With its diversified business portfolio, ITC today has a growing presence in West Bengal across all three sectors of the economy –agriculture, manufacturing and services, supporting sustainable livelihoods for millions in the state. ITC has invested in building world-class assets for Bengal’s future.last_img read more

Saudi Aramco says H1 2019 net income slips to 469 bn

first_imgRiyadh: Saudi state-owned energy giant Aramco said Monday its first half net income for 2019 had slipped to 46.9 billion, a first such disclosure for the secretive company ahead of its debut earnings call. “The company’s net income was 46.9 billion for the first half (of) 2019, compared to 53.0 billion for the same period last year,” the company said in a statement. The fall in income, owing to lower oil prices, comes amid renewed speculation the company was preparing for its much-delayed overseas stock listing. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Despite lower oil prices during the first half of 2019, we continued to deliver solid earnings and strong free cash flow,” Aramco CEO Amin Nasser was quoted as saying in the statement. It is the first time the company has published half-year financial results and comes after Aramco opened its secretive accounts for the first time in April as it prepares to raise funds from investors. It made no mention of the planned initial public offering in Monday’s statement. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has previously said the IPO — dubbed as potentially the world’s biggest stock sale — would take place in late 2020 or early 2021. Saudi Arabia plans to sell up to five percent of the world’s largest energy firm and hopes to raise up to 100 billion. The planned IPO forms the cornerstone of a reform programme envisaged by Prince Mohammed to wean the Saudi economy off its reliance on oil.last_img read more

Competition Bureau approves Superior PlusGibson propane deal with conditions

CALGARY — The federal Competition Bureau says it will allow Superior Plus Corp. to buy the industrial propane division of Gibson Energy Inc. (TSX:GEI) after it agreed to sell retail propane sites and other assets in 12 markets.The regulator says the $412-million sale of Gibson’s Canwest Propane division announced in February could have led to substantial price increases for consumers who depend on propane to heat their homes and run their businesses, especially in rural areas.But, it says, Toronto-based Superior has agreed to address those concerns by selling assets in six B.C. markets, three in Alberta, and one in each of Saskatchewan, northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories.Canwest is a 30-year-old company with more than 50,000 customers, including international, national and large regional companies, making it one of the country’s largest industrial propane distributors.Superior Plus (TSX:SPB) said the acquisition will make it the largest propane distributor in Canada with 200,000 customers, 1,700 employees and more than 250 distribution locations. read more

Improving water and sanitation access would cost 113 billion more a year

The World Health Organization (WHO) report, “Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Water and Sanitation Improvements at the Global Level,” was prepared by the Swiss Tropical Institute and presented at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12) in New York.The economic benefits from each dollar invested range from $3 to $34 – or even as much as $60 – depending on the region. An $11.3 billion investment could bring an $84 billion return, the report says.In the calculations, savings of time from locating water and sanitation facilities more conveniently for people are valued at the minimum hourly wage rate for each country.The report notes that improving water and sanitation saves on funds for treating sometimes fatal diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases. The reduction of infectious diarrhoea ranges from 4 per cent in the poorest areas, using simple improvements, to 69 per cent in areas using the highest water supply and sanitation technologies.”In 2003, there were an estimated 6 million deaths due to unsafe water and lack of sanitation and hygiene, 90 per cent of those of children in developing countries,” Dr. Jamie Bartram, WHO Coordinator for Water, Sanitation and Health, told a news conference at UN Headquarters in New York. “However, outbreaks of diseases related to the problems broke out in countries at all levels of development.”Asked why the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for water was presenting such difficulties, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Kerstin Leitner said, “The world population is still growing.”Something that used to be an abundant resource was abundant no more, the more so since the world population is moving into areas that did not use to have settlements, such as the semi-arid north China plain, still using traditional water technologies.”Increased industrialization had also polluted more water resources, she said.Governments have pledged to provide 1.5 billion people with access to improved drinking water and 1.9 billion people with basic sanitation facilities by 2015, under the MDGs, adopted at a UN summit in 2000.Improving only water supplies would cost an additional $1.78 billion annually. Improving sanitation costs a great deal more because a greater number of people need access at this time and require more privacy, whereas water supply services are shared by many people for many public uses, it said. read more

Ohio State womens soccer looks toward trip to Penn State

Then-freshman forward Lindsay Agnew (18) heads the ball during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won 2-1 in OT.Lantern file photoFollowing a week of practice, the Buckeyes seem to have replaced the bad taste in their mouths left from a late-game collapse against Purdue.OSU (4-4-0, 1-1-0) enters Friday’s game at No. 8 Penn State (6-1-0, 2-0-0) with a chance to regain momentum and finish its three-game road swing on the winning side.“We’re excited about it,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “It’s always a tough road trip since it’s a lot of time on the bus, but it’s a single game this weekend so we’ll get a little bit of rest afterwards.”The trip from OSU to Penn State comes in at about 325 miles.Putting together their “flashes of brilliance” and finding consistency in their game will be the keys for the Buckeyes this weekend, Walker said.OSU allowed two goals in the final 10 minutes of last Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Purdue.“Our first half against Purdue was really good soccer … then we just came out pretty flat in the second half,” said senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber, who did not play in the game because of an injury. “Being able to put two halves together is very important right now.”Penn State is statistically a first-half team, having outscored its opponents 9-1 in first half this season.The Nittany Lions, led by junior forward Mallory Weber, are on a three-game winning streak following shutout victories against Purdue and Indiana last weekend.Nearing the midway point of the season, it’s those players with the least experience who have been leading the Buckeyes. Freshman midfielder Nikki Walts and freshman forward Sammy Edwards have combined for four goals and three assists this season. Walker lauded the play of her point-scoring first-years, but she also praised the work of their classmate, midfielder Sydney Dudley.“(Dudley’s) sort of a lone hero right now that’s doing all the grunt work and not getting some of the glory,” Walker said.Dudley played two full matches for OSU as a defensive midfielder last weekend.The Buckeyes’ defense was especially strong against Purdue, Gruber said.Sophomore Lindsay Agnew’s move from forward to defender has helped solidify OSU’s backline. Agnew made the switch earlier this season when injuries began to thin the Buckeyes’ depth on defense.“I think that (Agnew) is going to be good anywhere on the field,” junior defender Marisa Wolf said. “She is very patient on the ball and is able to approach the ball with confidence.”The Buckeyes’ patience on defense will be critical to their success against Penn State, Walker said.Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday in State College, Pa. read more

Carnival Queen competition dubbed outdated as it fails to attract a single

first_imgA message from the Whitsable Carnival on Facebook notifying followers that no girls came forward to be crowned queen It seems the reign of the Carnival Queen is finally over after an “outdated” competition designed to crown the next monarch of Whitstable failed to attract a single person.The organisers of the Whitstable Carnival in Kent said that no girls turned up to the carnival court selection event at Whitstable Castle last Sunday.The job of a carnival queen is to represent the town for a year and participate in local events and fundraisers – as well as attended carnivals across the county during the year.However, after the mass no-show the competition, which has been held every year since 1897, has announced it will break with tradition and accept applications from boys. The competition, which in the past has been entered by up to 50 wannabe carnival queens aged between 13 and 16 – and their two accompanying ‘princesses’ – is now urging boys to apply to become carnival kings at the rescheduled event.  “People have been saying the carnival court is old-fashioned. The problem is that lots of people think it’s a beauty contest, which it definitely is not.”However, not everyone was as enthusiastic about the competition.Morag Warren wrote: “I wouldn’t want my daughter going for this tbh… makes me a bit squeamish.”A beauty parade for 13-16 year old girls? The carnival could and should be brilliant without this relic. Quite chuffed that Whitstable parents have rejected this.”A message from the 2011 Whitstable Carnival Queen Carol Simmons, the secretary of Whitstable Carnival Assocation, said: “It’s always just been girls in the past – we’ve never had boys before.”Mainly because boys might not want to sit on a float and wave at the people of Whitstable. “We’re happy to accept boys as contestants too, if they wish to apply. We need to have a meeting to talk about it, because we have nothing in place to deal with this. A message from the Whitsable Carnival on Facebook notifying followers that no girls came forward to be crowned queen Margaret Maggie Honey wrote: “This idea of being princesses is outdated, rejuvenate carrnival for the 21stC.”Sonja Weed asked why the children had to be called “princesses” and suggested the term “young ambassadors” instead.”That’s most likely more appropriate for what they do, more appropriate for this day and age and would look amazing on a CV?,” she 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.last_img read more

Vous saurez tout sur le boson de Higgs… fin 2012

first_imgVous saurez tout sur le boson de Higgs… fin 2012Le patron du CERN, Rolf Heuer, a indiqué hier que les questions concernant le boson de Higgs, particule insaisissable étudiée depuis des dizaines d’années par les physiciens, pourraient bien trouver des réponses fin 2012. Depuis quatre décennies maintenant, les physiciens cherchent à mettre la main sur le fameux boson de Higgs, chaînon manquant de la théorie de la matière. En travaillant d’arrache-pied au LHC du Cern, le plus puissant accélérateur de particules du monde situé à Genève, les scientifiques font se succéder les collisions d’électrons et autres particules à la recherche de ce fameux boson. C’est en 1964 que, le premier, le physicien britannique Peter Higgs avait émis l’hypothèse de l’existence du boson afin de donner leur masse aux autres particules. Celui-ci entraverait leur mouvement, comme si ces particules étaient engluées dans son champ.”Nous savons tout à propos du boson de Higgs, sauf s’il existe”, a déclaré hier le patron du CERN, Rolf Heuer, lors d’une conférence de presse rapporté par l’AFP. Le LHC, comme le Fermilab de Chicago, s’est ainsi lancé dans une course pour détecter le boson. Car à l’heure actuelle “lors des deux expériences [qui ont eu lieu], il y a [eu] d’intriguantes fluctuations”, possibles signes avant-coureurs d’une découverte, a résumé M. Heuer, évoquant une “période excitante” pour les physiciens des particules réunis en congrès à Grenoble. Au coeur du LHC, le nombre de collisions “a été multiplié par vingt entre l’an dernier et cette année”, a souligné le directeur général du Cern, rappelant que le LHC n’en est qu’à ses “débuts”. Ce “Grand collisionneur de hadrons” où des faisceaux de protons circulent en sens opposé dans un anneau de 27 kilomètres, avait redémarré en 2009, après un problème survenu peu après son inauguration à l’automne 2008. En multipliant encore par dix le nombre de collisions actuelles d’ici 2012, les scientifiques espèrent donc enfin pouvoir mettre la main sur le boson.Une vraie révolution dans la théorie À lire aussiBoson de Higgs, chèvre et masque maya, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 30 août”Pour le boson, la question shakespearienne, être ou ne pas être, pourra être tranchée à la fin de l’an prochain”, laisse espérer le patron du Cern. “Si on trouve le boson de Higgs, le Modèle standard [de la théorie de la matière] sera complet. Si on ne le trouve pas, le Modèle standard aura un problème”, mais dans un cas comme dans l’autre, il s’agira de “découvertes”. L’absence de boson de Higgs constituerait “un grand trou” dans la théorie, qu’il faudrait “remplir”, une tache qui incomberait alors au LHC, seule machine capable de conduire les physiciens “en territoire inconnu”, selon M. Heuer.Les physiciens s’attendent déjà à dépasser le cadre du Modèle Standard, qui pourrait toutefois rester valable comme une “approximation” pour les basses énergies, indique TV5monde, de la même façon que la physique de Newton continue de s’appliquer pour les basses vitesses, alors que la relativité d’Eintein est indispensable pour les grandes. Mais entre la matière noire, sa composition, l’énergie noire, l’antimatière, les nouvelles particules “supersymétriques” etc., les physiciens et astrophysiciens n’ont pas encore fini de se poser des questions. Et outre celle du boson de Higgs, de nombreuses énigmes restent à résoudre.Le 26 juillet 2011 à 18:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Turks and Caicos post Cabinet Meeting statement

first_img·         Received an up-date on the outcome of the public consultation on the proposed change of use of the Green Door on Grand Turk for temporary prison accommodation; Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course.Press Release: TCIG ·         Received an up-date by the Hon. Premier on funds held by the TCI statutory bodies which are to be remitted to central public funds; Related Items: ·         Received an up-date by the Hon. Minister of Health on the reconciliation exercise on the Interhealth Canada contract. A full report on the reconciliation exercise would be submitted to the next meeting of Cabinet; ·         Received an up-date by the Hon. Premier on progress on and plans for implementation of the capital projects programme; ·         Received an information paper on the state of preparedness in TCI for the 2017 hurricane season. Cabinet agreed the need for Ministers to raise significantly the level of hurricane readiness across all TCI government departments, agencies and National Disaster Sub-Committees as a matter of urgency; ·         Received an up-date on the terms of reference for the accountancy audit of the NHIP; At this meeting Cabinet: ·         Received an up-date by the Hon. Minister of Environment on the public consultation on a proposed shark sanctuary in TCI and on his attendance at the recent Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) “Caribbean Week” meeting in New York. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ·         At the request of His Excellency the Governor, received an up-date by the Hon. Minister of Environment on the salvage of the Mega-One Triton vessel on Governor’s Beach on Grand Turk including on measures to address His Excellency the Governor’s concerns about the immediate threat posed to public safety by the vessel in its present state; ·         Noted the financial performance of the TCI Government for the first month of the financial year as submitted in the Financial Report for the month of April 2017 by the Accountant General. Cabinet further noted the government’s strategy and proposals to mitigate against the risk of not meeting revenue targets including regular monitoring of departmental and statutory body spending and budget plans; ·         Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (Taxation) (Designated Restaurant) Order 2017 and to approve commencement of the Order and of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (Taxation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 with effect from 1 August 2017; ·         Received an up-date by the Hon. Minister of Environment on the disposal of the seized catch of marine product from the Capitan Blaze fishing vessel; ·         Received an up-date by the Hon. Premier on the government’s proposed investment and refurbishment policies; Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 22, 2017 – Grand Turk – His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, chaired the 16th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 21 June 2017, at the Hon.  Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present except the Hon. Deputy Premier and the Hon. Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication.last_img read more

Shots fired over road rage in Clairemont Mesa

first_imgShots fired over road rage in Clairemont Mesa SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A driver fired shots at another car in Clairemont Mesa today in a road rage incident, police said.A motorist told police he was fired on by another motorist at about 3 a.m. on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard after the two drivers got into an altercation on the road. The gunshots blew out the victim’s passenger side window, according to Officer Tony Martinez of the San Diego Police Department.Police continued to investigate the shooting, and no arrests have been made. The shooting suspect’s vehicle description has not been released. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, June 22, 2019 Posted: June 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Two motorcyclists hurt in Vancouver still hospitalized

first_imgTodd Moothart, 50, of Vancouver remained in critical condition Sunday night with injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Saturday. His passenger, Carol Ponath, 50 of Battle Ground was listed in satisfactory condition. Both are at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Moothart was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson southbound on Southeast 164th Avenue in Vancouver about 1 p.m. Saturday. He made a left turn onto the Highway 14 onramp, then lost control of the motorcycle and struck the concrete barrier, according to the Washington State Patrol.The unoccupied motorcycle then struck another 2003 Harley-Davidson driven by Troy Noel, 46, of Vancouver, according to police. Noel was not injured.Moothart was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.last_img read more

Cattle markets yet to gain momentum

first_imgCattleThough Eid-ul-Azha is only four days away and cattle markets are crammed with sacrificial animals, a handful of buyers were seen at cattle markets in Dhaka city on Wednesday due to heavy rains since morning, reports UNB.Visiting different cattle markets in the city, the UNB correspondent found sellers eagerly waiting for customers but few were visiting the markets.The correspondent visited the cattle markets located at the open ground of Amulia Model Town, Aftabnagar Eastern Housing Dawkandi Endulia, Hazaribagh field at Zigatola, Lalbagh Rahmatganj playground and open space adjacent to Kamalapur Stadium and open space of Shanir Akhra-Dania.Talking to UNB, some traders said they were disappointed due to the unfavourable weather condition.Suman Sheikh, a cattle trader from Thakurgaon, said, “We’re yet to get the genuine response from customers. A few buyers are coming but no one is buying.”“Maybe people are waiting for the last two days to buy their sacrificial animals. If rain continues till the last two days before Eid, it’ll be a very tough situation for us,” he said.The correspondent also found that all the cattle market leasers have expanded the haats violating the terms and condition of lease, and the extended portions of the haats do not have adequate facilities.The cattle traders of the extended portions of the haats are enduring too much of sufferings with their cattle under the open sky.Some of the traders said now they have no other option as they have brought their cattle from far-flung areas.Leasers said they are taking special measures to protect animals from rains and mosquitoes.Twenty-five makeshift cattle markets were set up in the capital under Dhaka North and South City Corporations (DNCC and DSCC), up from 22 last year.The DSCC is hosting 14 cattle markets, while the DNCC is accommodating the other 11. Apart from the makeshift cattle markets, the permanent cattle market in Gabtoli will also be in business.last_img read more

Full Show Election Day and When Women Ruled the World Nov 6

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /50:37 center_img On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Perhaps you’ve heard — it’s Election Day! We check in with some News 88.7 reporters and voters around the region to survey the scene as voters head to the polls. But then we provide you with another important service: the rest of the hour will be election free!The rest of our election-free show includes: While the United States and many other countries have never had a female leader, some countries have — including the ancient Egyptians. Noted Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney talks about her book, When Women Ruled the World.Then, we learn about a Houston short film called A Soldier’s Judgment, which aims to depict the challenges combat veterans face by depicting what one veteran sees in his head.And we learn more about the new facility of The Menil Drawing Institute, which opened to the public this weekend.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Listenlast_img read more

Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for digital cameras

first_img © 2014 All rights reserved. In the new study, the researchers successfully fabricated 100 x 100 arrays of vertical nanowires with radii of 80, 100, 120, and 140 nm, allowing the nanowires to absorb different wavelengths of light. The researchers demonstrated that these nanowire-based photodetectors can photograph color images of test scenes and the Macbeth ColorChecker card with a quality that is very similar to that obtained with a conventional camera.The new filter-free color imaging technique has some key advantages compared with the conventional filter technique, with perhaps the most important being a higher absorption efficiency that allows for higher pixel densities and higher resolution. The researchers predict that adding a bottom photodetector to the nanowire array would make it possible, in principle, for the device to absorb all incoming light and convert it into photocurrent. Such a device has the potential for extremely high photon efficiencies compared to filter-based devices, which by their nature absorb approximately half of the incoming light before it reaches the image sensor. The greater efficiency would then pave the way for cameras with higher resolutions. In addition to an improved efficiency, this approach simplifies the fabrication process. As the researchers explain, the pixels with different color responses can be defined at the same time through a single lithography step.Furthermore, the nanowire-based photodetectors also offer the opportunity for multispectral imaging. Cameras use multispectral imaging to capture light at different frequencies of the spectrum, including frequencies beyond the visible light range. With the new method, different parts of the spectrum can be targeted for absorption by fabricating nanowires with specific radii, a relatively simple process compared to fabricating filters and other methods. The researchers plan to work on further improving the photodetectors in the future.”We are currently working on incorporating substrate photodetectors to increase the efficiency as we mentioned above,” said coauthor Hyunsung Park at Harvard University. “In addition, we are developing elliptical nanowire-based photodetectors for polarization-resolved imaging. The major hurdle for commercialization is the higher dark current level of these devices, due to the fact they are produced by etching. This comes from the fact that there are many surface states, due to the large surface-to-volume ratio of the nanowires and damage to the silicon crystal structure from dry etching. We believe that this will be resolved in the future through alternative fabrication process or by adding passivation layers.” More information: Hyunsung Park, et al. “Filter-Free Image Sensor Pixels Comprising Silicon Nanowires with Selective Color Absorption.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl404379w The new approach takes advantage of the unique optical and electrical properties of one-dimensional semiconductor nanowires. Previous research has demonstrated that silicon nanowires absorb wavelengths of light that vary with the nanowire radius, allowing for control of light absorption by fabricating nanowires with controlled radii using a single lithography step. However, no color imaging experiments have been performed with silicon nanowires until now, partly due to the difficulty in assembling large numbers of nanowires into arrays. In the past few years, researchers have been investigating new ways to achieve color in digital cameras that don’t rely on conventional organic dye filters. In a new paper published in Nano Letters, a team of researchers from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Zena Technologies Inc., in Topsfield, Massachusetts, have presented a new filter-free approach to color imaging. The technique uses silicon nanowires with different radii to absorb specific wavelengths, and thus colors, of light and convert the light into photocurrent.”Our nanowire-based approach performs color imaging without conventional color filters,” coauthor Kenneth B. Crozier of Harvard University told “This has two major advantages. First, our approach simplifies the fabrication process. Nanowire-based image sensor pixels with different color responses can be defined at the same time through a single lithography step. This means no additional materials or repeated deposition steps are needed for separating colors. Second, our approach opens the way to increase the efficiency of an image sensor. Each nanowire captures light of a specific color, and converts it to photocurrent. If we add substrate photodetector, we can capture the remainder of the spectrum. In this way, the image sensor can have higher efficiency, as photons would be not discarded by absorptive filters.” Color image of test objects taken by the nanowire-based photodetector. Credit: Park, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society Citation: Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for digital cameras (2014, April 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Engineers create vibrant colors in vertical silicon nanowires (Left) Schematic of photodetectors based on vertical silicon nanowires. (Center) Magnified view of nanowires with radii of 80 nm, 100 nm, 120 nm, and 140 nm. (Right) Fabricated device mounted on PCB, with a magnified image in the inset. Credit: Park, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society ( —Most of today’s digital cameras achieve color by using red, green, and blue Bayer color filters through which light passes on its way to the camera’s image sensors, which then convert the light into electrical signals. Although this color filter technology is very widespread, it has some disadvantages related to durability, low absorption coefficient, and fabrication complexity. In addition, the absorbed light in the color filter cannot be converted into photocurrent. To maximize the efficiency in the trends of higher pixel density, this light needs to be converted to photocurrent. 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. Journal information: Nano Letters Explore furtherlast_img read more

Turkey arrests extremist wanted by Germany

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement BERLIN (AP) – An Islamic extremist wanted by Germany for allegedly calling for terrorist attacks on Europe has been arrested in Turkey and Berlin is negotiating his extradition, an official said Friday.Austrian-born Mohamed Mahmoud, 27, was picked up Tuesday in the southeastern province of Hatay near the Syrian border, a German security official with knowledge of the talks said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. He said Germany has already begun preliminary proceedings to have Mahmoud extradited. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories While in Egypt, Mahmoud is also alleged to have produced online German-language videos for the Global Islamic Media Front calling for terrorist attacks in Europe.It was not immediately clear when he left Egypt or whether he was on his way to Syria when he was arrested in Turkey.Police officials in Ankara and Hatay province said they did not have any information on the arrest._____Suzan Fraser in Ankara and George Jahn in Vienna contributed to this story.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “We are very confident we will get him to Germany,” he said.Nina Bussek, a spokeswoman for the Vienna public prosecutor’s office, said Austria was also seeking Mahmoud’s extradition on “suspicion of forming a terrorist organization.”Mahmoud was jailed Austria in 2007 for being a leader of the Global Islamic Media Front, which creates and distributes terrorist propaganda videos. Among the accusations, police said he threatened both Austria and Germany with attacks if they did not withdraw military personnel from Afghanistan.Following his release in 2011, Mahmoud moved to Germany and became an imam with the ultraconservative Salafi movement, which has been growing rapidly in the country by attracting both Muslims and converts. They have been under close observation since 2010, and that was stepped up further last year after they clashed with police in Bonn last year at a rally of a far-right party.His group, Millatu Ibrahim, was banned last June. Officials at the time said it taught followers to reject German law and follow Islamic Shariah law and that “the unbelievers are the enemy.” Mahmoud, who had already been expelled from Germany ahead of the ban, resurfaced in Egypt _ where his father is from _ and called on his followers to join him. German security officials say dozens of “jihad travelers” responded, traveling to Egypt and then going on to fight elsewhere _ largely in Mali, Syria and Yemen. 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

Perths tourism precinct expansion to remain unchanged

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Commerce Minister Bill Marmion said it is “business as usual” for Perth’s tourism precinct after a vote on whether to disallow its expansion has been deferred. Western Australia’s Legislative Council has decided that the boundary change for the Perth tourism precinct can remain while further information is collated. The issues relating to the expansion, which came into effect in January 2010, will be revisited by the Legislative Council on August 12 when they reconvene for spring session.    <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

Garuda IPO threatened by false loss

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia’s plan to go public is likely to be affected by the circulation of an incorrect report showing a loss rather than the actual profit for the airline.Garuda’s initial public offering (IPO) was in doubt after data presented on Friday showed a Rp 39.5 billion loss in the year to September 2010, but is now back on track for February, the Jakarta Globe reported.Finance broker Finan Corpindo Nusa director Edwin Sinaga told the newspaper that given the enormity of the mistake, investors would likely question the share sale and the ministry’s credibility. “The discrepancy in the data presented by the ministry is too large,” Mr Sinaga said. “The ministry must give a rational explanation of what happened to reassure potential investors.” According to Infrastructure and Logistics deputy minister Sumaryanto Widyatin, the data was not shown to people outside the department as the report was still unaudited, the newspaper reported. “The correct, audited data is that Garuda recorded a profit of Rp 194 billion,” he said, adding that this data had been verified by global accounting firm Deloitte.While Garuda’s acting finance director Elisa Lumbantoruan confirmed that the audited results showed a profit, he did suggest that the mistaken loss report “could negatively affect investors’ confidence and disrupt our preparations for the IPO”. Explaining that 2010’s none year profit was lower than 2009 due to fleet expansion, Mr Lumbantoruan said Garuda was unlikely to meet its profit target of Rp 1.15 trillion in 2010. The airline plans to sell 30 percent of its equity to be used for further expansion and debt restructuring.last_img read more

Rising Prices Pushing Buyers Out of Comfort Zone

first_img According to the latest Modern Homebuyer Survey conducted by ValueInsured, the housing market is currently in a place where it is a good seller’s market due to low inventory but is less than ideal for buyers thanks to high prices. Data in the survey indicated that 79 percent of homeowners polled believe that it is currently a good time to sell a home while two-thirds are actually interested in selling “in the near future.”While the majority consensus is that the market is ideal for sellers, there are a variety of reasons homeowners are not actually selling. In the survey, 72 percent of respondents were concerned with the timing of the real estate market, 63 percent were concerned with buying a new home after selling because of high prices, and 61 percent were waiting on lower home prices before they made a move.The survey supports this evidence with a recent CoreLogic finding that 48 percent of the top 50 U.S. housing market were considered “overvalued.”Additionally, survey respondents cited comfort zone as a reason they were unwilling to sell. Eighteen percent did not want to give up their current low mortgage payments while 26 percent are second guessing their desire to sell because associated expenses would weaken buying power for their next home.According to the survey, this falls right in with a lower rate of housing confidence, which is down 1 percentage point from August to 67.7 percent, according to The ValueInsured Housing Confidence Index. In particular, the confidence rate for millennial homeowners was recorded at 77.7 percent: its lowest value since the survey began in spring 2016.Homebuyers were also polled on what home buying trends they were most likely to regret. 58 percent answered with “no-inspection,” 57 percent with “offer sight unseen,” 54 percent with “co-buying from strangers,” 37 percent with “cashing out from retirement savings,” and 36 percent with the “tiny home” trend.Finally, 57 percent of homeowners who were interested in selling believe that they will move within the next three years, while 35 percent of millennial homeowners said they were likely to change jobs in the near future and wanted to see where the move took them before selling to upgrade.“Selling and buying are always fraught with any worry about timing the market, and life events don’t always cooperate. In any market, it’s wise to explore all your options for protecting your hard-earned equity,” said ValueInsured CEO Joe Melendez.To read the full study, click here. November 15, 2017 635 Views Rising Prices Pushing Buyers Out of Comfort Zone home buyer home seller HOUSING Joe Melendez mortgage valueinsured 2017-11-15 Staff Writercenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

eventsHelloworld Business Travel Summit

first_imgeventsHelloworld Business Travel Summit The Helloworld Business Summit is now well underway in Adelaide, having kicked off last night with a welcome event at the rooftop bar at 2KW in Adelaide.David Padman, Head of Corporate, Associate and Affiliate Networks welcomed delegates to the event, and to Adelaide, for an action packed few days ahead. The Business Summit leads into the Helloworld Travel Owner Managers Conference (OMC) that begins tonight.last_img

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