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Rabat and Casablanca Below Top 100 Cities with Best Quality of

Rabat – The Mercer firm has published its 2017 ranking of cities with the best quality of life, featuring Rabat and Casablanca for the second year in a row.The Moroccan capital comes 116th in the ranking, between Sofia and Asuncion. Rabat ranks 8 places ahead of Casablanca, which ranked 125th.In North Africa, the city of Tunis, ranked 114th, ahead of Rabat, while Algiers took 184th position and Tripoli 218th. “Dubai (74) continues to rank highest for quality of living across Africa and the Middle East, rising one position in this year’s ranking, followed closely by Abu Dhabi (79), which climbed three spots. Sana’a (229) in Yemen, Bangui (230) in the Central African Republic, and Baghdad (231) in Iraq are the region’s three lowest-ranked cities for quality of living,” the report said.Vienna took the first place for high quality of life. The authors of the report estimate that 1.8 million people living in the Austrian capital enjoy not only security and good job opportunities, but also the rich historical and architectural heritage of the country. Vienna is closely followed by Zurich, Auckland, Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Copenhagen and Basel.The Mercer ranking is based on 17 criteria, including business climate, crime, public transport, infrastructure and access to safe drinking water. According to the firm, city infrastructure, which was ranked separately this year, plays an important role in multinational companies decisions on where to establish locations abroad and send expatriate workers.Easy access to transportation, reliable electricity, and drinkable water are all important considerations when determining hardship allowances based on differences between a given assignee’s home and host locations. read more

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Security Council renews international security force in Afghanistan for 12 months

20 September 2007Voicing its concern about increased violence and terrorism in Afghanistan, the Security Council has approved the extension of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the country for another year, with the Russian Federation abstaining on the vote. The other 14 Council members voted in favour of extending the mandate of the Force, which was established after United States-led forces ousted the Taliban regime in late 2001 to help Afghanistan’s then-interim authorities maintain security across the impoverished nation.In doing so, the 15-member body also called on Member States to contribute personnel, equipment and funding to strengthen the NATO-led Force and make it more effective.The Council also stressed the importance of improving Afghan security services in order to provide long-term solutions to security in the country, and encouraged ISAF and other partners to sustain their efforts to train and empower the National Police and other Afghan forces.Speaking before the vote, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin explained that while his delegation had traditionally supported ISAF and the continuation of its mandate, it could not support the current text because the new issue of maritime interception had yet to be clarified.“I should like to note that during the agreement of the draft resolution no clarity was made about the proposed new wording about the maritime interception component of the coalition Force which did not appear in all of the previous resolutions of the Security Council on Afghanistan,” he stated. “The maritime component is necessary exclusively to combat terrorism in Afghanistan and should not be used for other purposes,” he added. He also noted that there had been plenty of time to clarify his delegation’s concerns since the mandate of the Force did not expire until next month. “The unity of the Security Council has been sacrificed to undue haste.” read more

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Penn West Petroleum Ltds 2016 capital budget down 90 from last year

CALGARY — Penn West Petroleum Ltd. is cutting its capital budget for 2016 to only one-tenth of what it spent last year as the conventional oil and gas producer lowers its average daily output, shuts in wells and works to reduce expenses.The Calgary-based company says its 2016 budget capital budget will be just $50 million, reflecting plans to shut in the equivalent of 4,000 barrels per day of uneconomic production in the first quarter of this year.The company also says its 2015 capital spending was $20 million below the $500 million that was anticipated in September. Earlier, the 2015 budget had been set at $840 million for 2015.‘It is a bloodbath’: Calgary office towers are about to feel the full force of the oil crashAs oilpatch layoffs mount, downsizing with dignity is becoming a challengePenn West — which operates mostly in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan — cut about 400 full-time employees and contractors last year, about 35 per cent of its workforce., because of the prolonged decline in oil prices.Penn West ended 2015 producing more than 77,000 barrels per day of oil, gas and liquids.For the coming year, Penn West projects between 60,000 and 64,000 barrels per day of production in 2016. read more

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Major General Goonetilleke new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Channa Goonetilleke has been appointed the new Chief of Staff of the Army. He has been serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff since 04 November 2016.He succeeds Major General U. A. B Medawela who retired from the Army a few days ago. Major General Renaka V. Udawatte has been appointed the new Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army. (Colombo Gazette)

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World community must stay involved in East Timor Annan tells Security Council

Speaking at the outset of a Security Council debate on East Timor that included the participation of the fledgling nation’s President-elect, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the international community to remain involved in the new country as it continued to solidify the institutions of statehood.The Secretary-General stressed that the new government faced enormous tasks, before and above all after 20 May – the date of the island territory’s declaration of independence, following two and a half years under UN administration. “The international community must ensure that the investment it has made does not go to waste,” Mr. Annan said at the start of the Council discussion, which involved representatives of over 20 countries. “It will still have a crucial role to play in helping the Timorese to consolidate their new institutions.”The Secretary-General said that his proposed UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), to succeed the current UN Transitional Administration (UNTAET) upon independence, would assist the new State in the three critical areas of public administration, law and order, and external security.Meanwhile, East Timor would continue to need financial and budgetary assistance, as well as private investment from both domestic and foreign sources, the Secretary-General noted, adding that good relations with its nearest neighbours would also be essential for stability. UN Assistant Secretary-General Hédi Annabi said in order to have a lasting impact, making the best use of limited resources, UNMISET must be implemented coherently and in close partnership with the UN, Member States and the Timorese.East Timor’s President-elect, Xanana Gusmão, said his country’s independence was the product of sustained determination of the Timorese, combined with active cooperation with the international community at all levels. East Timor’s future success would also depend on that continued determination and cooperation, he stressed.Following the meeting, the Council President, Ambassador Sergey Lavrov of the Russian Federation, said Council members shared the view that the UN system should continue to play an important role in assisting the people of East Timor, together with the bilateral and multilateral donors, regional mechanisms, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and other international actors.”The Members of the Security Council look forward to establishing the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor,” he said in a statement to the press, adding, “they also welcome the forthcoming UN membership of the new State.” read more

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Four schools or hospitals in crisis zones attacked or occupied every day

In Yemen, 92 schools were used for military purposes by armed forces and groups, and in South Sudan, there were seven incidents of attacks on schools and 60 involving military use. A total of 543 educational facilities were damaged or destroyed in the State of Palestine and three attacks were documented on Israeli schools. According to education authorities in Northeast Nigeria, a total of 338 schools were destroyed and damaged between 2012 and 2014.UNICEF also said that over the past year, the UN monitoring system has also documented so-called “double-tap,” or even “triple-tap” – strikes on health-care facilities in which civilians, as well as the first responders arriving on the scene, are attacked. Beyond attacks on buildings, conflict has other far-reaching consequences on children’s education and health care, UNICEF underscored. In Syria, for example, as well as attacks on hospitals, the removal of medical kits and surgical supplies from aid convoys, restrictions on medical evacuations, and killing of medical personnel mean that access to critical and life-saving health care for civilians in affected areas is diminishing day by day. “Children are being abducted from their schools in horrific circumstances in countries like Nigeria and South Sudan, while others are being raped, or recruited and used as child soldiers,” said Ms. Khan. Classmates in front of the destroyed Shuje’iyah Girls’ School in Shuja’iyeh, eastern Gaza City. Photo: UNICEF/Eyad El Baba The findings, drawn from the most recent annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, come in the wake of recent attacks on education and health facilities and workers – including the bombing of schools in Yemen, and a strike on a hospital in Aleppo, Syria on 27 April, that killed at least 50 people, including one of the last paediatricians in the area. “Children are being killed, wounded, and permanently disabled in the very places where they should be protected and feel safe,” said Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Director of Emergency Programmes, in a press release. “Attacks against schools and hospitals during conflict are an alarming, and disgraceful, trend. Intentional and direct strikes on these facilities, and on health workers and teachers, can be war crimes. Governments and other actors need to urgently protect schools and hospitals by upholding the provisions of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and States must sign the Safe Schools Declaration,” she added. UNICEF underscored that attacks against schools and hospitals are one of the six grave violations against children identified and addressed by the Security Council. The last report of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict documented more than 1,500 incidents of attacks on, or military use of, schools and hospitals in 2014, the agency stressed.For example, in Afghanistan 163 schools and 38 health facilities were attacked, while in Syria, 60 attacks on education facilities were recorded, as well as nine cases of military use of schools and 28 attacks on health facilities. read more

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JT Barrett Joey Bosa named semifinalists for postseason awards

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternRedshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett and sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa have been named to post-season award lists pertaining to their individual positions.Barrett has been named a Davey O’Brien semifinalist after completing 134 of 207 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 scores through the air with seven interceptions in eight games this season. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native has also added 496 yards on the ground and six additional touchdowns.The Davey O’Brien award is given annually to the top quarterback in the country.Bosa, who was named semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik award Monday afternoon, was added as a semifinalist for the Lombardi award late Monday night. The Bednarik award is given annually to the best defensive player in the country while the Lombardi award is given to the lineman or linebacker each season.Bosa is tied for sixth in the country with 10.0 sacks and is also tied for third in the country in tackles for loss with 14.5. Those numbers put him atop the Big Ten in each category.Finalists for the Lombardi award are set to be announced Nov. 17 while the the finalists for the Davey O’Brien and Bednarik awards are scheduled to be announced Nov. 24.Michigan State’s Connor Cook has also been named a semifinalist for the O’Brien award and his teammate, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, has been named a semifinalist for the Bednarik and Lombardi awards as well.Barrett, Bosa and the No. 13 Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Cook, Calhoun and the No. 7 Spartans on Saturday at 8 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich. read more

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Mens gymnastics Ohio State places second at NCAA championships

Ohio State senior Andrew Rickly competes on the parallel bars against Michigan on Feb. 4 at St. John Arena. Credit: Walt Middleton, Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 3 Buckeyes finished the 2017 season with a second-place finish on Saturday at the NCAA championships with a readout of 423.700, the team’s highest score of the season. Oklahoma won its third consecutive national championship with a score of 431.950 followed by Illinois with 422.100. Stanford earned fourth place with 421.500 points and Minnesota and Nebraska finished in fifth and sixth place with scores of 414.200 and 412.900, respectively. During the qualifying round, the Buckeyes advanced to the team finals after receiving 414.650 points overall on Friday, the second-best score of the evening. Stanford was first with 420.450 points followed by Nebraska who scored 413.050.At the qualifying round, redshirt senior Jake Martin received a season-best score on vault with 14.350 points. His best performance out of six events was on the high bar where he scored a readout of 14.450 points, the second-best score of the event. Additionally, Brandon Bonanno scored a personal best on vault with a 14.350. Sean Melton scored 14.950 points on rings, the best score of the event. Redshirt junior Sean Melton, sophomore Alec Yoder, redshirt junior Jake Dastrup, sophomore David Szarvas and sophomore Joey Bonanno received All-America honors. Melton placed fourth in the all-around with a score of 86.400, Yoder placed sixth with 84.950, Dastrup placed seventh on the pommel horse with 14.550, Szarvas placed eighth on pommel with a career-best of 14.500. Lastly, Bonanno scored 14.400 points on floor, finishing sixth.OSU had its highest finish at the NCAA championships since 2005 when the Buckeyes also finished second. read more

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US officially declares all three superalloy metals from Nebraska project as Critical

first_imgNioCorp’s Elk Creek, Nebraska project has now emerged as one of the few greenfield projects in the US that plans to produce multiple critical minerals for which the America is currently 100% reliant on foreign nations such as China and Russia. The picture shows Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (right) touring the Elk Creek project.The Trump Administration will officially designate as “Critical Minerals” the entire planned product suite of superalloy metals that NioCorp Developments Ltd proposes to mine and process at Elk Creek.The designation establishes the project as one of the few polymetallic greenfield mining projects in the US that proposes to produce multiple critical minerals – niobium, scandium, and titanium, in this case – that all have key uses in national defense and civilian technologies and upon which the US is currently 100% dependent on foreign nations such as China and Russia.Once placed into operation, the project also will position the State of Nebraska as a global leader in the production of Scandium, a lightweight and very strong metal that has been used for several decades in cutting-edge Soviet and Russian military technologies.  The US Armed Forces have been largely shut out from being able to incorporate Scandium in aerospace and other national defense systems because of a lack of available scandium supply.In a Federal Register notice published on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the US Department of the Interior announced its intent to publish today (Friday, May 18) its final list of 35 critical minerals.  The list of priority minerals was developed in response to a White Houser Executive Order of December 20, 2017.In addition to designating niobium, scandium, and titanium as critical minerals, the Trump Administration’s list also includes the rare earth elements, which were grouped as a single entry on the Critical Minerals list.  The Elk Creek orebody is known to be enriched in rare earth elements, although the company has no current plans to produce rare earth commercial products.“This action by President Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke is very much welcomed and shows that they understand the strategic imperative of encouraging greater investment in critical mineral development in the U.S.,” said Mark A. Smith, NioCorp CEO and Chair.  “As a former Navy SEAL Commander with undergraduate degree in Geology, Secretary Zinke is especially cognizant of the need to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign sourcing of critical and strategic materials that are key to national defense technologies and to our warfighters.“This action by the US Government establishes that the Elk Creek Project’s entire planned product suite is strategically vital to the U.S.,” Smith said.  “It provides a powerful differentiating factor for the Elk Creek Project.  It helps to set the Project apart from other proposed greenfield mining projects in the U.S.  It also will help this project attract additional attention from a variety of key stakeholders around the world, including major potential sources of project finance.”NioCorp’s Elk Creek Project has completed a positive feasibility study.  The company is currently engaged in assembling a project finance package that, when secured, can move the project to a construction start as soon as possible.Probable Reserves of 31.7 Mt of ore at 0.79% niobium (Nb2O5), 71.6 g/t scandium (Sc), and 2.81% TiO2Indicated Mineral Resources are 90.9 Mt at 0.66% Nb2O5, 70 g/t Sc, and 2.59% TiO2Inferred Mineral Resources of 133.6 Mt at 0.48% Nb2O5, 59 g/t Sc, and 2.23% TiO2Deposit is open (unexplored) in three directions: to the northwest, southeast, and at depth.last_img read more

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Man in 60s killed in Ennis road crash

first_imgA MAN IN his 60s has been killed in a road crash in Ennis, Co Clare, last night.The incident occurred at The Market in Ennis at 10pm last night. The man’s car was involved in a collision with another car and he was pronounced dead at the scene.His body has been removed to Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick and a post-mortem will take place later today.There are no reports of any other injuries in the collision.Read: Road deaths up by 23% compared to the same time last year>last_img

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Court told of bloody dance floor stabbing

first_imgPartygoers saw a young man collapse and die of stab wounds after a brawl at a suburban Brisbane nightclub, a court has heard. Callum Joseph Key, 21, is on trial at Brisbane’s Supreme Court for the death of Phillip Halipilias, 20, at the Alexandra Hills Hotel in May 2, 2009. The court heard that Mr Keys told police he meant to cut Mr Hallipilias’s arm after a fight broke out on the dance floor, but the knife “collided” with his victim’s chest in the scuffle. Mr Keys has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and not guilty to murder. Witnesses took the stand and recounted how a fight broke out and they saw Mr Halipilias face down on the floor while a big pool of blood formed around him. Meanwhile, Mr Keys had allegedly ran away. Mr Keys’ friend Daniel Dwyer, 21, who was involved in the initial fight that started before the stabbing, said Mr Keys had not mentioned the incident when they spoke on the phone later that night. Mr Dwyer also claimed Mr Keys said he did not do anything when asked about what happened at the nightclub. Crown prosecutor Glen Cash said during his opening address on Monday the jury had to decide whether Mr Keys intended to kill or cause grievous bodily harm to Mr Halipilias. The trial continues before acting Justice Kerry O’Brien. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Péril nucléaire un nouveau procédé enrichit luranium au laser

first_imgPéril nucléaire : un nouveau procédé enrichit l’uranium au laserLe groupe industriel américain General Electric (GE) prévoit de relancer à grande échelle aux États-Unis un procédé d’enrichissement de l’uranium au laser, ce qui suscite de nombreuses craintes quant à la prolifération nucléaire, rapporte le New York Times.Un demi-siècle d’échec n’aura pas suffi à enrayer les tentatives d’enrichissement de l’uranium au laser : une entreprise américaine teste actuellement cette technique qui fait craindre de nouveaux risques de prolifération. En effet, le New York Times publie une longue enquête qui révèle que “General Electric teste avec succès depuis deux ans un procédé d’enrichissement de l’uranium au laser” dans une installation située près de Wilmington, en Caroline du Nord dans l’Est des Etats-Unis. Le quotidien américain cite ainsi Christopher Monetta, le président de Global Laser Enrichment, la filiale de GE et du groupe japonais Hitachi qui exploite cette installation : “nous sommes actuellement en train de parfaire les plans” d’un projet d’extension. À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylSelon le quotidien, le groupe “a demandé aux autorités fédérales l’autorisation de construire une usine d’un coût d’un milliard de dollars afin de produire du combustible nucléaire en grande quantité” et a obtenu l’assurance d’obtenir une réponse “d’ici à l’année prochaine”. Si l’on en croit Christophe Monetta cité par l’AFP, “l’usine prévue enrichirait alors chaque année suffisamment d’uranium pour alimenter jusqu’à 60 grands réacteurs”.Des craintes d’une prolifération nucléaireLe projet de GE et Hitachi fait craindre aux associations soucieuses de la non-prolifération nucléaire “la révélation au public qu’un demi-siècle d’échec de l’enrichissement au laser semble en train de s’achever” et que celui-ci n’a pas suffi à décourager les sociétés d’utiliser ce procédé. En effet, la technique de l’enrichissement de l’uranium au laser est connue depuis les années 1960 mais la recherche sur le sujet a été plus ou moins abandonnée, car la méthode apparaissait difficile à rentabiliser. Du moins, jusqu’à ce que des chercheurs australiens mettent au point un procédé satisfaisant au milieu des années 1990, écrit le New York Times. Selon l’article, GE a alors racheté en 2006 leur brevet baptisé Silex, acronyme anglais pour “séparation des isotopes par excitation au laser”.Mais plus inquiétant encore : les associations redoutent que le procédé puisse tomber entre les mains d’États comme l’Iran ou de groupes terroristes et être utilisé à la fabrication d’une bombe nucléaire. L’enrichissement de l’uranium a pour but d’augmenter la teneur du minerai brut en isotope 235, seul nucléide naturel qui soit fissile. Lorsqu’il est enrichi à environ 4% en uranium 235, le matériau radioactif peut être utilisé comme combustible dans une centrale nucléaire, mais à 90 %, il peut servir à fabriquer une bombe atomique.Le 28 août 2011 à 15:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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TCI Police under investigation called routine

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:five cays, investigate, jeff walkin, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Jun 2015 – The fact that the Police have been called in to investigate the Police has concerned some members of the public but the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force described that this is standard operating procedure. Magnetic Media learned that it was 18 year old Jeff Walkin of Five Cays who was killed by police gunfire on Saturday morning; Walkin was described as masked and armed and hostile toward a team of plain clothes officers on Granny Hill in Five Cays. Now, a team of their counterparts from the Cayman Islands is in country this week to ensure the shooting of this alleged suspect and civilian was warranted. “It is in the interests of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and everyone involved in an incident where firearms have been discharged by police officers that subsequent procedures should be open, transparent and the integrity of all actions is maintained.” This is from the TCI Police Force late yesterday, where it is also explained that the investigation of this matter is beneficial to the public trust, with assurance that the probe will be both sensitive and thorough. One man is said to be at large; he too was described as masked and with Walkin on the early morning in question. When Magnetic Media visited the crime scene yesterday; police tape was still hanging from a tree where residents say the suspect had fallen after being struck by bullet… there was no obvious evidence of that being the case though. Walkin died less than an hour after being shot, around 2am according to Police – reportedly at hospital. Public assistance is again solicited in this ongoing investigation. Fire in Five Cays will leave many homeless Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program PDA takes rally to Five Cayslast_img read more

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Crews respond to brush fire in Coconut Creek

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters battled a brush fire in Coconut Creek, Tuesday.Crews put out the fire at the Helen Klein Pineland Preserve, on West Hillsboro Drive near Lyons Road.The flames burned down one acre before firefighters got it under control.Westbound Hillsborough is shut down from Lyons Road to 441 until crews give the all-clear.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Priyanka Chopra finally shows concern for Assam flood victims but is it

first_imgMeanwhile, Akshay Kumar has tweeted to announce that he would donate Rs 2 crore to the cause. “Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam.All affected, humans or animals,deserve support in this hour of crisis.I’d like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund & for Kaziranga Park rescue.Appealing to all to contribute,” he tweeted. Priyanka Chopra finally speaks on Assam floods.YouTubePriyanka Chopra has finally reacted to the Assam floods. She made a tweet on Wednesday, expressing grief at the loss of lives and urged people to donate at the official relief fund. However, netizens, who were angry at the actress’ apparent apathy towards Assam floods, are still not impressed.”Extremely devasted by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India. It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected,” she tweeted and attached the link of the official relief fund.This tweet was followed by some angry reactions as many opined that being the Assam tourism brand ambassador, it is not enough on the part of Priyanka to just make a tweet.People who had earlier lashed out at PeeCee for remaining mum on the devastating flood condition in the state are now asking her if she herself had made any donation or not.Many have been sarcastically targeting her for speaking on it after so long. “@priyankachopra really..!! you are alive..? We thought you are enjoying your Holidays in US beaches,” one person replied to her tweet.”u r the brand ambassador, right? Can I have the privilege of asking what did you do from your end for the people of Assam at this crucial point of time?” asked another.There are scores of such tweets slamming the actress for apparently not doing enough for the state that she represents as tourism brand ambassador. Although it is not known if Priyanka actually made any donation to the relief fund or not, it looks like netizens are far from being impressed by her tweet.Extremely devasted by all the news coming in from #Assam and other parts of India. It’s heartbreaking to read about the displacement and loss of life. My prayers with those affected. Please donate at https://t.co/d5dow5OuLG and https://t.co/GNytaEqF0r— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 17, 2019last_img read more

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Jack Black Just Launched a GamingFocused YouTube Channel

first_imgActor Jack Black just launched a YouTube channel called Jablinski Games, he revealed in an introductory clip on Friday.The channel will focus on “games, food, and life,” according to the description underneath the intro clip. “It’s gonna be bigger than Ninja. It’s gonna be bigger than PewDiePie,” Black said before attempting (and failing) to impersonate YouTube’s biggest gaming celebrity.Black’s first video already has over 1.2 million views and is No. 10 on YouTube’s trending list, as of this writing. The Jablinski Games channel has nearly 350,000 subscribers so far, and the actor is apparently working on it with his son. “I just want to clarify that there is no production behind this,” he said in the comments. “This is all my son. He’s holding me hostage and I can’t be Tracer. Help…” Popular on Variety Jablinski Games plans to release a new video every Friday. Right now, reaction to it seems generally positive, if a little perplexed.“This whole channel feels like I’m having a really weird dream but I love it,” said YouTube user Neon.“The simulation breaks even more every day,” said iZiq. “I feel like in a few weeks we’ll see Ben Stiller doing ‘Fortnite’ dances in his own YouTube cooking series.”Black is certainly not the first Hollywood celebrity on YouTube. Will Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Russell Brand, and more run successful channels where they share vlogs and recipes, and/or plug their current projects. But, Black might be the first high-profile celebrity to start a channel dedicated to video games.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Battlefield 3 teaser footage and preorder bonus revealed

first_imgEA has released the above teaser trailer for Battlefield 3 alongside details of the pre-order campaign which could bag you some bonus content.Although the game has no official release date yet, it is listed as Fall 2011 in the video and Limited Edition pre-orders are now open. Pre-ordering the game via the EA Battlefield 3 site gets you the Back to Karkland mulitplayer expansion. As EA explain, this pack includes:This themed multiplayer expansion pack includes four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly re-imagined with Frostbite 2 physics, destruction and visuals. Completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more. Battlefield 3 uses DICE’s new Frostbite 2 engine offering “enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations”. That animation is enhanced by the ANT animation system already seen put to good use in EA Sports games.Read more at EA, via VideoGamer.comlast_img read more

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SpaceBased Solar Power Coming to California in 2016

first_img Chicago Installs Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Vehicles Citation: Space-Based Solar Power Coming to California in 2016 (2009, April 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-space-based-solar-power-california.html Solaren Corp., a solar power start-up, has convinced Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), California’s largest utility company, to purchase 200 megawatts of electricity when its system is in place, which is expected to be 2016. According to Solaren, the system could generate 1.2 to 4.8 gigawatts of power at a price comparable to that of other renewable energy sources.In Solaren’s proposal, solar power satellites would be positioned in stationary orbit about 22,000 miles above the equator. The satellites – whose arrays of mirrors could be several miles across – would collect the sun’s rays on photoelectric cells and convert them into radio waves. The radio waves would then be beamed to a receiving station on the ground, where they would be converted into electricity and delivered to PG&E’s power grid. Because the radio beam is spread out over a wide area, it would not be dangerous to people, airplanes, or wildlife.The plan requires a large area of land to host the ground receiving station’s antenna array, and several square miles of scrubland in western Fresno County could provide an ideal location. In addition to being sparsely populated, the region is also near transmission lines and a load center. While many of today’s land-based solar stations are located far out in the desert, a station closer to customers could offer greater convenience and economic advantages.Gary Spirnak, CEO of Solaren Corp. and a former aerospace engineer, noted that the project will cost more than $2 billion, mostly going toward engineering development and building of the ground station, as well as launching four or five satellites. So far, Solaren has raised an undisclosed sum from private investors.”While a system of this scale and exact configuration has not been built, the underlying technology is very mature and is based on communications satellite technology,” Spirnak said.Solaren’s project is not the only space-based solar system in the works; Japan’s space agency, JAXA, has recently begun testing a space-based solar array that beams energy to Earth in the form of microwaves. If the tests are successful, the agency plans to launch an array of satellites that would transmit power to a 1.8-mile-wide receiving station, which would generate enough electricity to power about half a million homes.More information: Q&A with Gary Spirnakvia: MSNBC and Fresno Bee© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — In the near future, a solar power satellite may be supplying electricity to 250,000 homes around Fresno County, California. Unlike ground-based solar arrays, satellites would be unaffected by cloudy weather or night, and could generate power 24 hours a day. If successful and affordable, the project could mark the beginning of space-based solar power in other locations, as well. The microwave beam is targeted at a rectifying antenna array on Earth. Designers say the beam would have about one-sixth the intensity of noon sunlight. Image credit: Mafic Studios Inc. 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.last_img read more

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Caja to stop printing social security slips starting next year

first_imgRelated posts:Mandatory prices for medical procedures rankle public, politicians Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign The Social Security System, orCaja, will stop printing its ubiquitous monthly insurance slips starting Jan. 1. The print document, or orden patronal, will no longer be a requirement for people requesting services at public hospitals or at any other public office.Insurance holders who attend hospitals will only need to present their personal identification and their Caja card. All other insurance information will be available online on the Caja website.The online platform already allows people to register to get a username, a password and a security code that will grant access to their insurance status, current and former employer’s information, salary records, and updated records about their pensions.The security code consists of the letters “OP” plus four digits. The code is valid for up to two years, but people can generate a new one as needed on the website.Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz said the change is key for eliminating costly red tape both in public agencies and private sector companies.Sáenz said the new system will save the ₡200 million (some $356,000) the Caja invests each year in printing nearly 14 million insurance slips.Verification processRónald Lacayo Monge, the Caja’s administrative manager, said at a press conference on Tuesday that public offices or private companies seeking to confirm people’s security status can also register on the new system. Registration will allow agencies or companies to verify a person’s basic information and insurance status using the person’s security code.The system also allows users, companies or public agencies to download, if required, a social security slip in PDF format.Foreign residentsForeign workers and residents holding a Caja insurance policy also can use the new online system. However, they must register and request their first security code in person at Caja headquarters in downtown San José or at the agency’s branches in other provinces.They will be asked to present their current Caja insurance number and the number of their Immigration Identification Card for Foreign Persons (DIMEX). Once registered, they will receive a username and password so they can access the online system.Caja spokesman Diego Coto told The Tico Times that the Caja is currently working with the Immigration Administration to allow foreign residents the opportunity to register online in the near future. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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