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APPLE TO PRODUCE NEW PEANUTS CONTENT WITH HALIFAX COMPANY

first_img“A Charlie Brown Christmas.” SUPPLIED Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: LOS ANGELES — Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts crew will have a new home on Apple’s streaming service.Apple has struck a deal with Halifax-based DHX Media to produce new Peanuts content. The global children’s content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters.“Peanuts” was created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950. DHX will produce original short-form STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content that will be exclusive to Apple, including astronaut Snoopy.Peanuts Worldwide and NASA recently signed a Space Act Agreement, designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students. Twitterlast_img read more

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China chemical plant blast death toll reaches 47 now

first_imgBeijing: The death toll in the powerful explosion at a chemical plant in China climbed to 47 on Friday with President Xi Jinping demanding all-out efforts to carry out search and rescue operations. The blast occurred after a fire in a fertilizer factory in a chemical industrial park in Yancheng, Jiangsu province on Thursday, according to the government of Xiangshui county. Forty Seven people have been killed and a further 90 seriously injured, reported state-run China Daily. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USPresident Xi, also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, demanded all-out efforts to search and rescue victims. Xi, who is on his five-day tour of Europe, said that all-out efforts must be made to search those trapped, and the injured must be timely treated and relief work must be well carried out to maintain social stability. Meanwhile, environment monitoring and early warning should be strengthened to prevent environmental pollution as well as secondary disasters, he said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe explosion affected 16 surrounding enterprises. Open fire has been put out and air pollution indexes are within the allowed range. Xi ordered that the cause of the accident must be identified as early as possible and that authoritative information should be timely released. The Ministry of Emergency Management said 88 people have been rescued from the site of the incident. Eye-witnesses said several workers were trapped after buildings were knocked down by the shockwave stated to be a mild tremor caused by the blast which took place in a pesticide plant. The blast also shattered windows of nearby residential houses. The fire fighter brigade of Jiangsu has mobilised 176 fire trucks with 928 personnel to join the rescue mission, the Ministry of Emergency Management said. A professor of applied chemistry at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, in an interview with CCTV, said the leak of toxic chemicals might have affected the people and environment in the surrounding areas.last_img read more

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UN to deliver aid to thousands left homeless by deadly tornado in

The team, dispatched last Friday, is on its way to Bandudu province following Government reports that last week’s devastating tornado left close to 1,700 families homeless, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). There have been reports of many dead or missing, but the exact numbers remain unconfirmed. Some 2,500 people are believed to have been injured.The humanitarian mission, with field expertise and supplies provided by a range of UN agencies – including the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – is in the process of delivering 33 tons of food and 40 tons of seeds and tools to the affected population in the town of Yumbi, some 300 kilometres north-east of Kinshasa. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is in the process of delivering 23 tons of emergency kits and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is providing financial assistance to lay the groundwork for the intervention. read more

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FAA reviewing air traffic control contingency plans security following Chicago aviation snarl

by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Sep 29, 2014 8:59 am MDT WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week’s fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday.The fire brought flights at the city’s two busy airports to a halt and disrupted air service across the country. Authorities say it was set by a contract employee who also tried to commit suicide.By shifting controllers from the damaged facility to other air traffic centres and expanding operations at other Chicago-area control facilities, the FAA has been able to bring service at O’Hare International Airport back to 60 per cent of normal and Midway International Airport to 75 per cent of normal, Huerta said.The team of FAA employees and labour union representatives conducting the review has been asked to “think as creatively as possible” and to complete their work within 30 days, he said.“If we need to make changes because of the incident that happened in Chicago on Friday I will not hesitate to do so,” Huerta told an Air Traffic Control Association conference.The employee who set the fire worked for the Harris Corporation, which provides the FAA’s communications network for its air traffic centres, he said. The room where the fire took place contained communications equipment. Of 29 racks of communications boxes and wiring, 20 will have to be replaced, he said.The FAA has heightened security at all its air traffic facilities in response to the incident, but the review will look at what more can be done on background checks and access, Huerta said. “Everything needs to be on the table,” he said.___Follow Joan Lowy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/AP_Joan_Lowy FAA reviewing air traffic control contingency plans, security following Chicago aviation snarl AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Football Nick Bosa will not play against Tulane

Ohio State redshirt sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland (32) and junior defensive end Nick Bosa (97) run toward the ball in the first quarter of the game against TCU on Sept. 15. Ohio State won 40-28. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorIn the middle of a press conference focused on his suspension and domestic violence allegations made against former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Monday that junior defensive end Nick Bosa will not play in Saturday’s game against Tulane. Meyer said that the defensive end had suffered an abdominal and groin issue in the Buckeyes’ 40-28 win over No. 15 TCU on Saturday, leaving the game in the third quarter and not returning for the remainder of the game. In the win over the Horned Frogs, Bosa recorded five tackles, including a strip sack recovered by redshirt junior Davon Hamilton in the end zone for the first Ohio State score of the game. Meyer said Bosa will undergo further tests this week. No. 4 Ohio State will face Tulane at Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. read more

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European indoor gold medalist banned for failing drugs test

British Olympic sprinter Nigel Levine has been banned from all sport for four years after failing a drugs test. The European indoor gold medallist was provisionally suspended in February.And UK Anti-Doping has now confirmed the 29-year-old has tested positive for banned asthma drug clenbuterol following an out-of-competition test on 24 November 2017.Levine was part of Britain’s 4x400m team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics.Nigel Levine won a European outdoor relay gold in 2014 and an indoor relay gold in 2013Clenbuterol is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list because it is deemed a performance-enhancing drug and can induce weight loss.Levine, an indoor and outdoor European 4×400 metre relay champion, has not raced since he broke his pelvis in a motorbike crash in Spain in January 2017, an accident which also involved compatriot James Ellington.UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: “All athletes must adhere to the principle of strict liability, and are solely responsible for any substances found in their system.“Mr Levine is an elite athlete, who has competed at the Olympic Games, European and World Championships, and has received significant anti-doping education throughout his career.“It is up to role models such as Mr Levine to uphold the highest standards when it comes to anti-doping, ensuring they check all supplements thoroughly and are 100 per cent certain they know that what they are consuming is not prohibited.” (BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMaria Sharapova admits to failing drug test, will be provisionally bannedMarch 8, 2016In “Sports”Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudgesFebruary 1, 2017In “Sports”Former women’s tennis world No.1 Maria Sharapova banned for two years for dopingJune 8, 2016In “Sports” read more

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Trial of Muslim scholar who allegedly raped 9 boys set for

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related45 years jail for Muslim Scholar found guilty of raping boy, 9March 14, 2019In “Court”Demerara Assizes: Sexual offences matters constitute bulk of cases to be heardJanuary 14, 2019In “Court”Religious leader found guilty of raping 9-year-old appeals rulingApril 2, 2019In “Court” The Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) Chambers on Tuesday confirmed that the trial of Muslim scholar, Nezaam Ali who was accused of sexual molesting nine boys between 2011 and 2012 will be heard on March 7, before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court.Muslim scholar, Nezaam AliHe appeared at court and his attorney requested a deferred date. The matter is listed for trial but could not be heard by Sexual Offences Court Judge, Jo Ann Barlow owing to her familiarity with the case from her time at the DPP Chambers.The sudden announcement follows concerns that the mother of three of the boys who were allegedly molested being offered some $8 Million by an Islamic organization to have the matter settled.Ali of Lot 268 Section ‘C’ 5 South Turkeyen, was charged in back in 2012 with raping nine boys.The charges alleged that between December, 2011 and January, 2012, Ali, being a teacher attached to the Turkeyen Masjid, engaged in sexual activity with the children, abusing a position of trust.However, after being committed to stand trial in 2013, the matter was stalled since the birth certificates and medicals for the boys had gone missing from each of the nine files.The parents and relatives of some of the alleged victims have publicly expressed their frustration at the situation. One parent has even claimed that there has been a deliberate attempt to drag out the matter.In 2017 however, DPP Chambers in a letter had ordered that the case be reopened. read more

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Reports on international exploration technologies salaries wages and benefits

first_imgWe all know that exploration has been hard hit around the world. Therefore, current work needs to make the best out of the best technologies, but also the best out of the skills available. International Mining’s February issue looks in detail at the latest technologies and a new exclusive guide from Infomine provides an inside look at the personnel compensation packages at 162 mineral exploration offices in 38 countries. For any advertisers interested, the International Mining issue closes for bookings within the next week. Whether your company is located in Canada, the US, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, or another part of the world, the Infomine guide will help you design competitive compensation plans for your domestic, national and expatriate employees; estimate your exploration budgets; and compare your compensation package to those of other companies.An order form for the CostMine reports is available at https://secure.infomine.com/costs/orderform.aspxlast_img read more

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SG Flensburg Handewitt are new German champions

15.Gummersbach348026841:95016 18.Huttenberg343724845:98813 2.Rhein-Neckar3427161043:83855 3.Fuchse Berlin342536968:87553 4.SC Magdeburg3424281037:92750 6.Hannover-Burgdorf342239953:90047 5.Kiel342419989:85449 13.Erlangen348917844:93225 7.MT Melsungen3419312952:88741 9.Lemgo3413813882:93234 ← Previous Story PSG Handball defend LidlStarligue title! Next Story → PGE Vive Kielce – 15th Polish Championship trophy in da house! 14.Stuttgart348422852:95920 12.Minden349817896:96826 SG Flensburg Handewitt 17.N-Lubbecke344624778:91314 SG Flensburg Handewitt are the new German champions! The team of Maik Machulla beat Frisch Auf Goppingen 22:21 in the last match of DKB Bundesliga and secure trophy for the first time since 2004!RESULTS:Flensburg-H. 22 – 21 GoppingenSC Magdeburg 33 – 31 MT MelsungenFuchse Berlin 28 – 23 HuttenbergGummersbach 29 – 31 Hannover-BurgdorfRhein-Neckar 28 – 25 LeipzigLemgo 30 – 27 N-LubbeckeLudwigshafen 32 – 29 ErlangenMinden 25 – 32 KielStuttgart 26 – 36 HSG WetzlarSTANDINGS: 10.Goppingen3412715903:90931 1.Flensburg-H.342725993:85156 16.Ludwigshafen346325828:94615 8.Leipzig3417314867:85437 11.HSG Wetzlar3413417896:88430 read more

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Google Glass turns paintball into a reallife FPS

first_imgOf the many fun things that you can capture from a first-person point of view with Glass, this paintball match is certainly now high on the list.The idea of a real-life killcam is a little too exciting not to try. Paintball games are one of the many places where a first-person POV video isn’t easy to capture, though. You could strap a GoPro to your helmet, since those cameras are just about as durable as they get, but it’s not really first-person and in a paintball match, you don’t really want a camera strapped to your head to cause you to stick out. The ideal camera would be right beside your eye, capturing everything you see and allowing you to both look at your mistakes and share your glorious victory later. Glass, as it seems, is exactly what the doctor ordered.The Titanium band that hugs Glass to your head makes this camera ideal for something like paintball. You don’t have to worry about it moving around much, and you don’t have to worry about accidentally turning off the video. The only downside to this is battery life, as Glass can only record for about 20 minutes on a full charge before needing some juice. You could go all-out and rig a battery pack to your suit with a USB cable snaked up to Glass under your helmet, which would give you the ability to record until you ran out of storage on your Glass.As long as you’re alright with putting yourself and your $1,500 face-computer at risk, there’s really no limit to what you can capture through Glass. That probably shouldn’t be taken as a “challenge accepted” statement, but if you happen to capture something even more fun, then who are we to judge?last_img read more

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Theofilos A folk painter of NeoHellenic Art

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Hellenic Club of Canberra proudly presents Theofilos: A folk painter of Neo-Hellenic Art 1867-1934 A collection of copies of his works depicting Greek characters illustrating Greek traditional folk life and history and “LESBOS – LEMNOS – AGIOS EFSTRATIOS: Eternity and Inspiration of the Hellenic Culture”. The exhibition will feature a collection of copies of rare maps and gravures of the 18th &19th centuries. When: 14 November – 7 December 2012 Where: Hellenic Club Community Gallery, Woden Entry is free to members and invited guestslast_img

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Toujours plus de CO2 émis par les Français

first_imgToujours plus de CO2 émis par les FrançaisSelon un cabinet d’experts, les Français émettent de plus en plus de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Qu’il s’agisse de s’équiper, de se déplacer ou de se soigner avec une augmentation de 13% en 20 ans, il faudra nécessairement changer nos modes de consommation si nous voulons lutter contre le réchauffement climatique.Le réseau Citepa a établi l’inventaire officiel des émissions françaises. Selon celui-ci, la quantité de GES émis en France est “restée stationnaire voire a légèrement diminué” depuis 20 ans alors que la population a augmenté. Par habitant, les émissions auraient diminué, d’environ 25%.Le cabinet Carbone 4, spécialiste du bilan carbone, n’analyse pourtant pas les choses de la même façon. A la question “combien un Français émet-il de gaz à effet de serre ?” les experts indiquent, dans une lettre publiée vendredi, que d’après leurs estimations les émissions d’un Français “moyen” ont au contraire grimpé de 13% depuis 1990.Pourquoi ces deux réponses si diamétralement opposées ? C’est la différence entre les deux méthodologies employées qui sont en cause. Si Carbone 4 a comptabilisé la totalité des GES générés par la production de tous les biens et services consommés en un an par un “Français moyen”, le Citepa a juste pris en compte le CO2 émis depuis la France. “La philosophie de notre calcul est donc de chiffrer les émissions qui correspondent non pas à la production française mais à notre confort de vie”, résume Jean-Marc Jancovici, qui gère Carbone 4. La haute technologie et les transports en avion en cause Ainsi, le cabinet dresse un “bilan carbone” de la “sphère privée” d’un Français où chaque élément compte : nombre de kilomètres parcourus hors travail, surface des logements, kilos de viande mangés, achat et usages des téléviseurs, portables… On constate donc que si au cours des 20 dernières années, les émissions de CO2 ont diminué dans le secteur de l’alimentation (celui qui émet le plus), celles liées aux logements sont restées stables. La cause principale de cette augmentation est donc davantage imputable aux produits de haute technologie tels que les écrans plats ou les ordinateurs de bureaux qui réclament “un très lourd parc industriel en amont”. Si ces éléments ne sont pas pris en compte par le Citepa, qui ne les cite pas, c’est parce que ces produits sont presque tous fabriqués en Asie, hors du territoire français.À lire aussiLe PFTBA, un gaz à effet de serre 7 100 fois plus polluant que le CO2Néanmoins, si le Français émet également de plus en plus de CO2 pour se déplacer (en dehors des trajets pour se rendre au travail) c’est également à cause de l’avion, dont l’accès s’est largement démocratisé, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. Autre source non négligeable de la hausse des émissions : le développement des “services” utilisés par le Français, au premier rang desquels les dépenses de santé, souligne Carbone 4. “Tout ça nous rappelle, certains ont parfois tendance à l’oublier, qu’on ne pourra rien faire pour lutter contre le changement climatique sans toucher à la consommation”, souligne Jean-Marc Jancovici.Le 27 septembre 2011 à 12:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Weather Eye Its notoriously tricky to forecast snow its accumulation

first_img The snow had begun to drift by my window here in Vancouver as I write my column Wednesday afternoon. I mentioned in Tuesday’s column we would be in for another round of the white stuff. No freezing rain with this one.I also mentioned we could get upward of 6 inches in the county as I studied the latest weather information Monday afternoon. Soon afterward it appeared we would get much less, maybe an inch here in Clark County.At 1 p.m. the National Weather Service forecast office in Portland changed the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning due to some intensification of the storm. The latest forecast was for 2-5 inches with the greatest south of the Columbia River. As you read this column you will know the outcome.It is always tricky to forecast snow locally, much less determine its depth. I remember back in February 1993 we had the cold air in place and a similar storm tracked south of Portland and little if any was expected. The result? Six inches! That happened several times over the years, the last time in 2014.Today things remain cool, or should I say cold? Overnight lows early Friday will be well down in the 20s, maybe teens in outlying areas. Then a weak weather system drops down the British Columbia coastline over the weekend and should bring us some light snow. Warmer air invades early next week, but then we may run a risk of cold weather as we approach the Christmas weekend. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

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WISHH Sponsors African Trade Team Training at DuPontSolae

first_imgOn June 24, three individuals from Uganda attended a capabilities training on ways to utilize soy in meat products at DuPont/Solae. The Ugandan contingent traveled to Solae with Marcus Hamilton, Meat Applications Technical Consultant for ASA’s WISHH program; Erica Morrow, WISHH Program Manager-Africa; and Josh Neiderman, WISHH Project Officer-Africa.Colleen Trater, Solae Applications Platform Lead, and Felix Johnson, Associate Director for Meat Solutions, spent the entire day with the delegation. They covered a wide-range of issues related to soy inclusion in meat processing.Marcus Hamilton, WISHH consultant (left), samples soy-based products at the Solae Test Kitchen with Ugandan Trade Team delegates Phionah Ikonye, Bethuel Mubende and Dennis Agaba. (WISHH photo)The Ugandan delegates tasted multiple meat products that utilize soy and had an opportunity to become familiar with various pieces of equipment used in the meat applications sector.The group traveled to St. Louis after spending the previous week at Utah State University participating in a training course focused on the inclusion of soy in meat products.last_img read more

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Much of Battle Ground Plaza account recovered

first_imgClark County has so far recovered about two thirds of a $976,700 court deposit lost when the Bank of Clark County failed almost two years ago. But taxpayers and Clark County Clerk Sherry Parker could ultimately be on the hook for the remainder, roughly $340,000, according to attorneys involved with the case.Parker, who handles all the court’s financial transactions, deposited the money at BOCC in 2008 on behalf of defendants in a decade-long lawsuit over soil contamination at the Battle Ground Shopping Center. Those defendants, Douglas Ray and Irwin Jessen, owners of the shopping center, lost the case and were required to put up the money to cover damages in case their appeal was denied. The account was seized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. along with the bank’s other assets. When the county went after the funds, questions arose over whether the money should be considered public or private, and thus subject to the $250,000 insured limit on private deposits.The county has since recovered from the FDIC all of the deposits it held at BOCC, except the funds related to this lawsuit.The FDIC decided the court deposit wasn’t public money, but agreed to cover $250,000 for each of the two codefendants as a concession, according to county deputy prosecutor Chris Horne. The federal agency also agreed to provide an additional $132,000 from the sale of a portion of the bank’s assets, bringing the total to $632,000, Horne said. The county’s request for the state’s help under the Washington Public Deposit Protection Act also failed to recover additional funds. “We can’t make up funds that the FDIC doesn’t determine to be public,” said Washington State Treasurer Jim McIntire. “It’s certainly a complicated circumstance that nobody in the state saw coming and few people understand how the FDIC determines what are public funds and what are private funds.”last_img read more

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Pacific Walrus Decline May Have Halved Population

first_imgPacific walrus populations in Alaska’s Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea area halved between 1981 and 1999. New research indicates that the decline may have slowed down in the years before 2000.  According to Rebecca Taylor, a research statistician with the US Geological Survey, researchers relied on data about the demographic composition of the walrus population from 1976 to 2000 to make that determination.Download Audio“While our study encompassed data that went from 1975 through 2006, those age composition data went from …. there was a period in the early 80s starting with 1981 and then there was another period in the late 90s, and so it is that ’81 to ’99 time period where we have the most informative data and therefore are most confident about the population trend. “Taylor says further study is necessary to determine the most recent status of the walrus population. She says researchers used only data for female walrus.“Because walruses are polygamous, so you don’t need that many males to get the job done. So it’s typical with a polygamous species to track females only, so we did that with this analysis.”She says the information USGS has indicates that in the 1980s, the female walrus population was aging, making up about 85 percent of the adults, thus producing fewer juveniles.“So that suggests that reproduction and calf survival were probably quite low at that point, so that is what we believe initiated the population decline. “A decade later, she says, the walrus population began to get younger, so the decline lessened as the younger walrus population grew. Taylor says her study only looked at demographic and population growth rates to quantify trends, not to find a cause. But, she says, other research indicates hunting is likely to have had a bearing on the decline. “It was thought that the walrus population probably was depressed by hunting in the 1950s, and that regulations put in place in the 1960s probably allowed that population to increase quite a bit. And so, by sometime between the mid 70s to the early 80s it’s thought that the walrus population was probably quite high compared to what the environment could support, and that probably initiated the decline. “An increase in hunting during the 1980s served to exacerbate the decline, she says. She says changes in sea ice conditions could also affect Pacific walrus populations. It is difficult to estimate populations of walrus, because the animals spend a good bit of their time foraging underwater. “There is concern about whether or not harvest levels are sustainable. And there is concern about loss of sea ice, because the walrus like to follow the marginal sea ice, eat clams and other invertebrates off the ocean floor, and then come up and rest on chunks of floating ice. Because they are ice -dependent, there is concern about how changes in sea ice might affect them.” Taylor’s research is being done to help the US Fish and Wildlife Service make a determination to list the Pacific walrus as threatened by 2017. Andrea Medeiros , a spokesperson for  USFWS,  says the research was prompted in response to a court order stemming from a lawsuit filed by the Center For Biological Diversity. Taylor says it is difficult to know what is going on with the walrus population now, if we don’t know what was going on in the past. The research is the first rigourous estimate of Pacific walrus survival rates, she says. “It’s giving us important demographic information. It is providing some baseline scientific data.”Taylor’s study is published on-line in the journal Marine Mammal Science.last_img read more

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Five Things to Expect from Union Budget 201415

first_imgWith just a few weeks to go for the Budget Session to kick off in the Parliament, several proposals have been put forth to the government. We have highlighted five things to expect from the Budget if the proposals are accepted.Costlier Cigarettes? – According to news reports, Union Health Minister has sought an increase in tax on cigarettes, which is likely to increase the cost by ₹3.50 per cigarette. Vardhan is reported to have written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking the tax hike.”Specifically, I propose to reform tobacco taxes hike in the 2014 budget of the new government and implement a large but feasible tax hike in the 2014 budget on cigarettes to Rs.3.5 per stick,” Vardhan was quoted by India Today.Costlier diesel, gas? – The Petroleum Ministry has discussed the possibility of deregulating diesel prices, as reported by the Times of India. The ministry’s aim is to be in line with the changing crude oil prices.The ministry has also proposed a raise in the cost of subsidized cooking gas. According to a Hindustan Times report, the budget could bring about monthly hikes of ₹10 per cylinder of cooking gas (LPG).More jobs? – According to a Deccan Chronicle article, the new government is expected to reform labour laws in order to create as many as one crore jobs in a year for India’s youth. Job creation has been the focus of the Modi government since the beginning and was even laid out in the roadmap that was presented by President Pranab Mukherjee.More FDI? – The NDA government is likely to announce more foreign direct investment (FDI) in sectors such as defence, railways and e-commerce. “Sectoral FDI caps may be hiked for railways and e-commerce to 100 per cent. For defence too, the FDI limit will be increased but it will not be under the automatic route,” senior government official was quoted as saying by Financial Express.Special tourism package for North East? – The Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju has reportedly sought a special tourism package for the North Eastern states and Arunachal Pradesh in the Union Budget. He is reported to have communicated the same to Tourism Minister Shirad Yesso Naik. It can boost tourism to the North East.last_img read more

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Do not ask my location

first_imgOver thousand leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations had been arrested in the last seven days. Prothom AoThe leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisations are being very cautious while speaking on the phone. They believe the law enforcement will nab them if they could track them down.A leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal told Prothom Alo that they thought their phone calls were being tapped. He alleged that a central leader had been arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) after he mentioned his location while speaking to another leader on the phone.Ferdous Ahmed Munna, a former JCD leader, has written on his Facebook, “I am on the moon. Please do not call me to ask about my location. If needed, come visit me here.”Another JCD leader said, “I can neither go home, nor can I go to the office. Every night I have to stay at a new place. I have asked my associates not to ask each other about their locations while speaking over the phone. We are using different apps to keep in touch with the family.”Regarding the Khaleda Zia verdict, he said only a few mid-level leaders had not been arrested. He does not think they could get united since grassroots leaders and activists could not be organised.last_img read more

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Windows Upgrade Error Codes Decrypted

first_imgWindows Upgrade Error Codes Decrypted by Martin Brinkmann on October 12, 2016 in Windows – 6 commentsSo you tried to upgrade your Windows machine to Windows 10 and it did not work. Got the cryptic error code 0x80070070 thrown at you, for instance when you check the Event Viewer, but have no idea what it means.A search on the Internet shows that other users experienced the same issue, but most of what is suggested is guesswork.Did you know that these error codes follow a specific pattern that you can easily decrypt? It is actually pretty easy provided that you know where to look for the information.Lets take 0x80070070 again and see where it takes us. The two important bits that you need to extract from the error code are the first number after the x, and the last four digits.Windows Upgrade Error Codes DecryptedThe first number indicates the error code type. An 8 means it is a Win32 error code, a C means it is an NTSTATUS value.Once you know that, you simply look it up either on the Win32 error code page in the case of a Win32 error, or on the NTSTATUS page instead.Since the example error code refers to a Win32 error code, you would look it up on the Win32 error code page. There you would find listed 0070 which indicates a disk space error.To sum it up:Check the first number after the 0x to find out whether it is a Win32 or NTSTATUS error.Consult the error code page that resulted from 1, and look up the last four digits on the page to find out what the error code means.The error type is listed on the page, and a description that is often more useful as it provides you with additional information.Not all error codes or descriptions are easy to understand though, and you may not know what you need to do to resolve it after identifying the error correctly.While error codes like 0003 path not found or 004 access denied may point you in the right direction, codes like 00D7 nesting not allowed or 00D1 the signal number is invalid may not.Still, knowing what an error code means can provide you with valuable information on where to look for help. Even if you cannot figure it out on your own, you may provide others with the additional details as they may have a fix for that issue.Obviously, this won’t help you if a patch or update is borked and needs updating by Microsoft first.In case you are wondering, the information come from a detailed article on Microsoft’s IT Pro website over on Technet that explains how to resolve Windows 10 Upgrade Errors. It is a good read and well worth a bookmark; while designed for Windows 10, it may prove useful for previous versions of Windows as well.There is a list of common errors, explanations, and mitigation instructions. This includes error codes 0xC1900101, and various 0x800xxxxx error codes which can be really useful especially when upgrading a system to Windows 10.In case you are interested in generic Windows Update error codes and their meaning, check out this resource page on the Microsoft website instead.Now You: How do you handle Windows update or upgrade errors?SummaryArticle NameWindows Upgrade Error Codes DecryptedDescriptionFind out how to decrypt Windows upgrade (and update) error codes when you run into them when you try to install updates.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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