US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal eases into 4th round, to face Marin Cilic

first_img Reuters New YorkSeptember 1, 2019UPDATED: September 1, 2019 07:50 IST US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal will face a tough R16 test against Marin Cilic (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNadal came up with a spotless display in his 3rd-round winNadal will take on former champion Marin Cilic in the pre-quarterfinalsMarin Cilic defeated Isner 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 in their 3rd-round matchRafael Nadal cruised into the US Open fourth round with a business-like 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Chung Hyeon on Saturday.The three-times champion took control of the match when he broke the South Korean’s serve in the first set to grab a 4-2 lead and never looked back on a sunsoaked Arthur Ashe Stadium court.Next up for Nadal is a last 16-clash with 2014 champion Marin Cilic, who came out on top in his slugfest with John Isner on the Grandstand court.Nadal had been on court for just over two hours prior to his third round match after defeating John Millman in straight sets on Tuesday before getting a walkover into the third round when Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew.The second seeded Spaniard, who has been hampered by troublesome knees throughout his career, did not wear his usual tape on his legs during the match.”Tape is not working anymore,” he said with a smile during his on-court interview.”I am happy to be playing on hardcourts and I am trying to play a little more aggressive.Nadal will have his work cut out when he meets big-serving Cilic on Monday, who defeated Isner 7-5 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4.Nadal expecting a ‘tough one’ against CilicNadal said the key was to toppling an opponent like Cilic was holding serve and making the most of his opportunities when receiving.”Chances are not a lot, so you need to be ready to expect a very tough one,” he told reporters.”I need to be focused with my serve, as always. I need to be ready to accept the challenge that brings the competition in days like these ones.advertisement”And I hope to be ready to play my highest level, because that’s what I am going to need.”Also Read | US Open: Daniil Medvedev encourages fans to boo, and they respondAlso Read | US Open: Novak Djokovic thanks fan for motivation after training session confrontationAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow US OpenFollow Rafael NadalFollow Marin CilicFollow Tennis US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal eases into 4th round, to face Marin CilicUS Open: Second seed Rafael Nadal came up with a spotless display of tennis as he demolished South Korea’s Hyeon Chung 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round on Saturday. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Ed Asner To Host Poker Tournament And Celebrity Casino Night For Autism

first_imgEd Asner and Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, presents the 4th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament and Celebrity Casino Night on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM, on the 30th Floor of the USC Tower Steelcase WorkLife Center/City View Penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles (1150 South Olive St).Asner leads a long list of celebrities, sponsors and top movie studio execs who have teamed up on behalf of Autism Speaks. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event, sponsored by Steelcase.“The Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tournament is always a memorable and rewarding opportunity for us to bring friends and members of the industry together to raise funds for Autism Speaks,” said Asner, who has a son and grandson on the spectrum. “Our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.”In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will enjoy a Casino Night including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette; dinner buffet catered by Patina; cocktails and silent/live Auctions. Casino Night Prizes will be awarded as well as Poker Prizes for the top three winners. Past celebrities who attended include Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Evan Handler, Max Burkholder, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McKean.Now in its fourth year, the poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Speaks mission to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism, and to advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families, which now affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States.For questions about ticketing, please contact Brandon Adachi at: or (323) 297- 4731. For tickets, go to Sponsors include: Venue Sponsor – Steelcase. Full House Sponsors – Kamus + Kamus + Keller Interiors | Architecture; Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Tangram; Turelk; Howard Building Corporation. Poker Sponsor – Environetics. Media Sponsors – Warbasse Media; TekWorks.last_img read more

Husky finalizing repair plan as some oil production resumes off NL after

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Husky restarted oil production off Newfoundland this week, but the company hasn’t yet determined how to repair the connector responsible for November’s oil spill.The company halted production for more than two months in the White Rose oil field following a Nov. 16 oil spill of an estimated 250,000 litres.Earlier this week, the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board approved Husky’s restart at one drill centre that uses a separate flowline from the one where the leak originated.The board also approved Husky’s plan to retrieve the faulty flowline connector and bring it up for examination.Husky senior vice-president Trevor Pritchard said it could be weeks before a two-day weather window appears for the company to retrieve the connector, plug the flowline and flush it with water.  Once the connector is retrieved, an engineering solution to repair the flowline will be presented to the board for approval.The Canadian Press read more

Automatic pricing formula for electricity likely in near future

Now the IMF has proposed an automatic pricing formula for electricity and other steps to strengthen social safety nets. “The recent approval of an automatic fuel pricing formula is a major achievement towards reducing fiscal risks from state-owned enterprises (SOEs). In this regard, it is essential for the authorities to implement an automatic pricing formula for electricity and a restructuring plan for Sri Lankan Airlines, as well as further strengthening SOE governance and transparency. The impact of the reforms on the vulnerable can be mitigated by ongoing efforts to strengthen social safety nets,” Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Acting Chair and Deputy Managing Director, had said after the IMF had completed the fourth review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the program supported by a three-year Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement. (Colombo Gazette) The Government is likely to introduce an automatic pricing formula for electricity in near future.This will be in line with a proposal put forward by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Government had earlier implemented a fuel pricing formula following a proposal put forward by the IMF. read more

NASA reselects Brock prof for Mars research

The U.S. government’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has re-selected Brock Associate Professor of Earth Sciences Mariek Schmidt as a member of its group of scientists for the Curiosity Mars rover mission.On March 11, NASA announced the list of 28 researchers it selected to participate on the Mars Science Laboratory Project, which built and operates the rover. Schmidt was a member of the previous group.During Curiosity’s prime mission, which was completed in 2014, the project met its main goal by finding evidence that ancient Mars offered environmental conditions with all the requirements for supporting microbial life, if any ever existed on Mars.In Curiosity’s first extended mission, researchers are using the rover on the lower portion of a layered mountain to study how Mars’ ancient environment changed from wet conditions favourable for microbial life to harsher, drier conditions.The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) funds Schmidt’s participation in the mission. read more

Racist Ryanair passenger says he simply lost his temper

The Ryanair passenger who launched a tirade at an elderly woman has denied he is a racist, insisting he merely lost his temper in an argument over seats. David Mesher, who is understood to have been disowned by many family and friends, said that the dispute with Delsie Gayle began over getting to his allocated seat.He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I probably lost my temper a bit and ordered her to get up.”Asked if he regrets his language, he replied: “Absolutely. I’m not a racist person by any means and it’s just a fit of temper at the time, I think.”I apologise for all the distress you’ve had there and since.”Footage posted on social media appeared to show a plane passenger calling Delsie Gayle an “ugly black b—–d” and telling her “don’t speak to me in a foreign language, you stupid, ugly cow”.But Ms Gayle and her daughter Carol Gayle rejected the apology over the language used on the plane from Barcelona to London on October 19.Asked if she accepts the apology, Delsie Gayle said: “I don’t think so. You must forget and forgive but it’s going to take a long time for me to get over what he has done to me.” Show more Ryanair passenger (pictured) filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by police Ryanair passenger (pictured) filmed racially abusing woman on flight is identified by policeCredit:David Lawrence/PA The airline defended its response, saying it “has a long record of not tolerating disruptive or abusive passenger behaviour”. “David worshipped his elderly mother, so he was always respectful and polite to older people,” the former railway worker said.“I can’t understand why he’s done this.”Barcelona city council has said it will report the incident as a possible hate crime.Ryanair has been criticised for its handling of the incident as Mesher was not kicked off the flight. Instead, Mrs Gayle was moved to another aisle while Mesher was allowed to stay in his seat.Earlier this week, Mrs Gayle, 77, from east London, told ITV: “I feel very low. He pays his fare, I pay mine. So why did he abuse me for that? Because of the colour of my skin.”If I had done that to him, I’m sure they would have called the police.”Ms Gayle is due on Good Morning Britain to respond to Mr Mesher’s apology. Ryanair issued a lengthy statement on Friday making a series of points to “clarify the following facts, to prevent any further inaccurate and/or unfounded media reportage”. Mr Mesher was was questioned by police for the first time on Wendesday as officers visited the 75-year-old at his home in Birmingham as part of a criminal investigation into the incident.Officers spent just under an hour at the sheltered housing flat before leaving without him.Before his retirement Mr Mesher is understood to have worked as a train announcer for London Midland Railways, and as a booking clerk at Waterloo station.He has never married, and lived with his elderly mother until her death in the late 1980s.On Wednesday night a relative, who did not wish to be named, said he hoped Mesher would be sent to prison if found to have committed a crime.“I saw that video and I would have stepped in to help that woman,” he said.“Someone on that plane should have done something. I don’t care if he’s blood. He should be put in a Spanish jail, I reckon.”However a former colleague said Mesher’s outburst was out of character for the man he knew. 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. Her daughter added: “He says he wasn’t racist, he wouldn’t be saying words like that if he wasn’t racist.”The incident took place on Ryanair flight FR015 at Barcelona Airport on October 19, before it left for London Stansted. read more

FAMUR buyout of KOPEX cleared by authorities in final merger of Polish

first_imgBack on March 17, 2016, FAMUR SA, through its majority shareholder TDJ, announced a conditional agreement for the purchase of controlling shares of Kopex SA, bringing together the two remaining major Polish suppliers of mining equipment and technology known particularly for complete longwall mining solutions. On June 22, Poland’s anti-monopoly watchdog UOKiK approved the takeover of mining machinery producer Kopex by TDJ, a majority shareholder of Famur, hence there are no more barriers for the merger to go ahead.After the original March annoucement, Mirosław Bendzera, CEO of FAMUR stated: “Fulfillment of this agreement provisions will enable to build one strong entity based both on FAMUR and Kopex. A key condition of this transaction is reaching agreement with existing creditors of the Kopex Group, which will enable the stabilisation of the Group’s financing sources in the long-term. In the current market situation, the consolidation is the right direction for development of both companies, and the intended operation means the opportunity of a significant increase in the scale of activity, quality and efficiency of operations on domestic and foreign markets.”“This is the most important moment in the history of the companies, FAMUR and Kopex. A period that can bring many benefits is ahead of us. This is the opportunity for stabilisation and the excellent base for the development of both companies, and thus of the entire Silesia. The merged companies would constitute one of the largest industrial companies in Poland that could certainly join the group of National Champions, whose creation is being promoted in the development plan by Minister Morawiecki. In this perspective, it becomes even more realistic and feasible to conquer global markets with the ‘Polish Shearer Loader’ and other products we have been known for as Polish manufacturers for many years…the history of both companies shows how the Polish technological ideas can be used for mining development, not only in Poland but also worldwide. Innovative technologies, dynamically operating R&D departments, years of experience are only some of the elements whose quality is appreciated by foreign partners of the FAMUR Group and Kopex.”last_img read more

The First Woman In Space Is Celebrating Her 80th Birthday

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System What did you do to celebrate your last birthday? Did you go to eat somewhere? Did you spend time with friends? Did you go to space? As of Monday the first woman to go to space was celebrating her 80th birthday, which was also part of a very important mission to the outer reaches of space. Talk about a ridiculously important birthday event.Valentina Tereshkova, pictured above, was tasked with an integral mission for the Soviet Union at the time: getting into space. According to Soviet officials in 1963, the mission was successful, but a few years ago Tereshkova came forward with information about a potential technical issue that could have left her up in space all alone with no way to get back home.During a broadcast on Channel 1, Tereshkova explained the situation: “When the spacecraft reached the orbit, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to return to Earth because the ship was programmed to move to a higher orbit instead of deorbiting. I reported the situation to the mission control, they told me how to change the parameters, and everything went on without trouble.”It’s good that it did, else the first woman in space might have been privy to the first disaster involving a woman in space. Previously before going up into the sky, Tereshkova liked parachute jumps and worked in a textile factory. She told her relatives she was going to attend a parachute competition when in reality she was a part of the Soviet space program, which involved a three-day mission that launched her into instant stardom in her country.Vladimir Putin, Russian president, as he hosted Tereshkova at the Kremlin while praising her for being a role model and “symbol of service” to Russia. While the first woman in space may be living a much more terrestrial live right now as a member of the Russian parliament, her head will always be in the stars, it seems. Because how awesome would it be to be the first woman in space? Stay on targetlast_img read more

Communities learn how much money they might receive for hosting LNG line

first_imgMunicipal leaders from across the state came to a preliminary agreement with partners in the Alaska LNG Project on local payouts last week.Download AudioThe proposed pipeline route for the Alaska LNG Project, a consortium of oil companies (Image courtesy of the Alaska LNG Project).The project will make $800 million available to communities facing impacts from the 800-mile long LNG pipeline, with billions more slated for future tax payments. But how much each community will be entitled to is still up in the air.For more than a year, a group called the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board has been working to get to these numbers; $800 million on the front end of the AK LNG Project to pay for things like road expansions and other expensive upgrades, and 16.5 billion dollars for taxes over the life of the project. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre is one of many city and borough mayors on the Review Board.“I think they’re fair numbers,” Navarre said. “A lot of it still depends on how it will be allocated among the different communities and the state.”We could use up this space simply entertaining all the options the legislature has for allocating that money, but that still wouldn’t get us very far. Governor Bill Walker has proposed the state take a 25 percent share of the project, buying out TransCanada. So who pays for what under that scenario?“If the state is a part owner of the project, is that portion of it exempted from taxation and if so, does that reduce those numbers by 25 percent? And if so, does that come out of the state’s share, the municipalities’ share or both?”“And when there’s a lot of money on the table and no one else has much money because of declining oil prices, there will be lively debate over who gets how much of that pot of money,” said Larry Persily, special assistant to the mayor on oil and gas.He used to work for the federal government keeping tabs on big oil and gas projects in the state and now he’s doing the same thing for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. He says all of these discussions, taking place years before a decision will even be made about whether or not to build an in-state gasline, all stem from arguments of the past.“This is intended to avoid the fights that have gone all the way to the state Supreme Court, multiple times, over what is the value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and everything attached to it,” Persily said.And that’s why we’ve seen an opening bid, so to speak, of $16.5 billion for property taxes. Actually, that’s a payment in lieu of taxes, or a PILT. If you took all of the pipe and the buildings and the equipment and the land needed to build and maintain an 800 mile natural gas pipeline and taxed it like  regular property, the project would simply be too expensive. So $16.5 billion is what the negotiating parties have agreed to as an alternative.“So there will be a formula, based on production, that will be paid and distributed between the municipalities, such as the Kenai Peninsula Borough where the (LNG) plant is going to be located and the North Slope Borough, Fairbanks, Mat-Su Borough, Denali Borough and the state and that will continue for the life of the project,” Persily said. “What hasn’t been decided is…how it is going to be shared between the state and the boroughs.”There is clearly a lot more negotiation that will take place before we really know how much money communities can expect out of the project, and all of this is before the project sponsors have finished their report on the socio-economic costs. That means schools, hospitals, police and other services that might be needed during construction. That could also mean even more money in local coffers. If the project gets the greenlight. That decision isn’t expected until sometime in 2018.last_img read more

Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in Mozambique over 1000 feared dead

first_img Residents are seen protecting themselves by the rain in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019ADRIEN BARBIER/AFP/Getty Images)Cyclone Idai caused heavy rainfall and strong winds in the region, which in turn brought down buildings, trees and power lines. Roads and other forms of communication have been cut off and businesses too have reportedly been shut. Environment minister Celso Correia said that the nation was now focused on saving and rebuilding lives. “I think this is the biggest natural disaster Mozambique has ever faced. Everything is destroyed,” the Guardian quoted Correia as saying. “Our priority now is to save human lives.” Residents and shopkeeper are seen amid the destruction provoked by the passage of the cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019ADRIEN BARBIER/AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) described the situation as “terrible” and spokesperson Jamie LeSueur said that entire villages have been wiped out. Men carry coffins along a makeshift path on the river in Ngangu township Chimanimani, Manicaland Province, eastern ZimbabweZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/Getty Images”Almost everything is destroyed. Communication lines have been completely cut and roads have been destroyed. Some affected communities are not accessible,” LeSueur said in a statement. “Beira has been severely battered. But we are also hearing that the situation outside the city could be even worse. Yesterday, a large dam burst and cut off the last road to the city.”Making things worse, survivors do not have access to medical facilities. “Medical activities in Beira hospital, in local health centers, and throughout the community have ceased completely,” the agency added.Idai affects Zimbabwe and Malawi Timber company workers stand stranded on a damaged road on March 18, 2019, at Charter Estate, Chimanimani, eastern Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by the cyclone Idai.ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter battering Mozambique, Cyclone Idai moved through Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi as a tropical storm. While 56 have been reported dead in Malawi, Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Information tweeted on Monday, March 18, that 98 people had been confirmed death.Hundreds of residents in Zimbabwe are also said to be missing and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a state of emergency in several regions. “This is a real humanitarian disaster. More than 100,000 people are in danger,” he said. The president also added that bodies could be seen floating at several places and the situation was so bad that survivors had nowhere to go and were taking shelter in trees while they waited for help. Mozambique is witnessing one of the worst natural disasters in its history with cyclone Idai leaving a trail of destruction in the southeast African nation. Over 1,000 people are feared dead after the cyclone slammed into the country last week, with the city of Beira facing Idai’s full wrath. A destroyed car is seen amid the destruction provoked by the passage of the cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 17, 2019ADRIEN BARBIER/AFP/Getty ImagesThe storm made landfall near the port city of Beira on Thursday, March 14, as a high end Category 2 storm with winds of up to 177 kilometre per hour. However, the aid teams are said to have reached the city only on Sunday, March 17, by which time “90 percent of the region” had been washed away. While the recorded death toll currently stands at about 84, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in a nationwide address that the toll could hit 1,000 soon.”For the moment we have registered 84 deaths officially, but when we flew over the area… this morning to understand what’s going on, everything indicates that we could register more than 1,000 deaths,” the Agency France-Presse quoted Nyusi as saying.last_img read more

Apple Special Event 2019 What to expect show time details and more

first_imgIslamabad (Pakistan)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:00:00PKT Tokyo (Japan)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00JST iPhone XS And XS Max: 7 Things You Need To Know About Apples Updated Premium Phone Close New York (U.S.A. – New York)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00EDT San Francisco (U.S.A. – California)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00:00PDT Indonesia (Jakarta)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 00:00:00WIB Paris (France)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Amsterdam (Netherlands)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Berlin (Germany)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET New Delhi (India – New Delhi)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:30:00IST American technology behemoth Apple is all geared up for the company’s annual sprint event on March 25. But, unlike the previous programmes, this is very special, as it is touted to announce something new and make no mistake, it will have a huge effect on the entertainment business arena.Apple is slated to kick off the Special Event at 10:00 am PDT (10:30 pm IST) at the company’s prestigious Steve Jobs Theater, 1 Apple Park, Cupertino. Like the previous events, Apple will broadcast the entire programme live online. Apple is expected to finally foray into multimedia streaming (screen-grab)This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS. Other platforms may also be able to access the stream using recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Android Phone?Android device owners can watch the Apple event live (HERE) via Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads?Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads, which run iOS 10.0 or later version, can directly watch the event (HERE) via Safari browser.How to watch on Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple Macs?Apple Mac PC should have macOS Sierra 10.12 or later (or later version) to watch the event on this link (HERE).How to watch Apple Special Event 2019 on Apple TV?Readers can watch the Apple event via AirPlay on Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS.Here’s what to expect at Apple Special Spring Event 2019:A couple of weeks ago, when Apple announced to host the Special Event 2019 on March 25, many speculated that the company would unveil multiple hardware products along with new multi-media streaming service. But, last week, it in series of three days, launched iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad mini (5th gen), upgraded iMac series, AirPods (2nd gen), new Watch band spring collection along with iPhone cases, hinting that the company didn’t want the hardware products to consume too much time on the stage and make the invitees lose patience before the final announcement. Personally, I imagined, Tim Cook, taking the stage after the hardware announcement and say the words ‘One more thing…’ But, as we know, it won’t be happening that way, at least in the upcoming event. Apple’s new tvOS 12 comes with features for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th gen) to make it even easier for customers to access the shows and movies across all Apple devicesApple India Press KitHowever, there is a lot of significance for Apple and this probably in the long term may become a cash cow for the company, like the current iPhone, which by the way is losing interest from customers from the past quarter. More and more people are restraining to go for new iPhone after two years, instead of waiting for one more year to get one.It is widely reported Apple will foray into the multimedia streaming service, which will take on giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, among others.Apple is said to be spending close to $2 billion dollars to produce its own shows and the interesting thing about the deals with show producers is that all content to show on Apple service will be family oriented and there will no adult content.Apple has reportedly signed several big Hollywood celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and also Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are already working on ‘The Morning Show’ TV series. Apple Steve Jobs Theater shares the same design as the main HQ in Cupertino, CaliforniaApple NewsroomAlso, Apple is said to partner HBO to offer the latter’s content on its App TV app for a monthly subscription for $9.99. It is expected to collaborate with Show Time and other content partners in the near future.Besides the new multi-media streaming, the Cupertino-based company is also expected to announce Apple News subscription, which entitles customers to access top media websites including Wall Street Journal and 200 other magazines for a monthly subscription of $9.99.Apple Special Event time details:CityCityTimeTimeTime-ZoneTime-ZoneCitySan Francisco (U.S.A. – California)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:00:00Time-ZonePDTCityNew York (U.S.A. – New York)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00Time-ZoneEDTCityOttawa (Canada- Ontario)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00Time-ZoneEDTCityRio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 14:00:00Time-ZoneBRTCityLondon (United Kingdom – England)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 18:00:00Time-ZoneGMTCityParis (France)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityBarcelona (Spain)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityBerlin (Germany)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityAmsterdam (Netherlands)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneCETCityJohannesburg (South Africa)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00Time-ZoneSASTCityMoscow (Russia)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 20:00:00Time-ZoneMSKCityAbu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 21:00:00Time-ZoneGSTCityIslamabad (Pakistan)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:00:00Time-ZonePKTCityNew Delhi (India – New Delhi)TimeWednesday, September 12, 2018, 22:30:00Time-ZoneISTCityIndonesia (Jakarta)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 00:00:00Time-ZoneWIBCityBeijing (China – Beijing Municipality)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneCSTCityHong Kong (Hong Kong)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneHKTCitySingapore (Singapore)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneSGTCityTaipei (Taiwan) TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00Time-ZoneCSTCitySeoul (South Korea)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00Time-ZoneKSTCityTokyo (Japan)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00Time-ZoneJSTCityCanberra (Australia – Australian Capital Territory)TimeThursday, September 13, 2018, 03:00:00Time-ZoneAEST Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00HKT Rio de Janeiro (Brazil – Rio de Janeiro)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 14:00:00BRTcenter_img Moscow (Russia)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 20:00:00MSK Barcelona (Spain)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00CET Canberra (Australia – Australian Capital Territory)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 03:00:00AEST CityTimeTime-Zone Seoul (South Korea)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 02:00:00KST Beijing (China – Beijing Municipality)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00CST Ottawa (Canada- Ontario)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 13:00:00EDT London (United Kingdom – England)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 18:00:00GMT Johannesburg (South Africa)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 19:00:00SAST Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi)Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 21:00:00GST Taipei (Taiwan) Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00CST Singapore (Singapore)Thursday, September 13, 2018, 01:00:00SGTlast_img read more

Cardinals Compete in Three Meets This Week

first_img Texas Relays Live Scoring Distance runners will be competing at the Raleigh Relays on Friday beginning at 9:45 a.m. Dorcas Wasike will make her outdoor debut after earning Indoor All-American honors in the 5,000m. At the Houston Spring Break Invitational, Ivine Chemutai took first place in the 3,000m with a time of 9:59.40, while Albert Kosgei took second place in the 1,500m with a time of 3:57.93. Story Links The rest of the Cardinals will compete at the Ole Miss Classic on Saturday. Gabriela Leon and Morgan Zacharias are coming off school record-breaking marks in pole vault, each hitting 4.20m/13-09.25. Alexis Gibbons broke the school record in long jump with a leap of 6.39m/20-11.75. Holly Hankenson will open the multi-events for the Cardinals, competing in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and 11 a.m. on Thursday. Ole Miss Classic Live Scoring Raleigh Relays Live Scoring LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a seven-win showing at the Victor Lopez Classic, the University of Louisville track and field team will split up and compete at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, the  Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. and at the Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Miss. Anthony Crandon heads to Ole Miss with two consecutive wins in the 400m. He posted a season-best time of 48.12 last weekend at the Victor Lopez Classic. Marcus Jegede is coming off two straight wins in long jump, also posting a season-best mark at the Victor Lopez Classic with a jump of 7.68m/25-02.50. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The best video game about soda made a brand new reallife soda

first_imgOne magical day back in 2008, developer Will Brierly created what is quite literally the best video game about drinking soda ever made: Soda Drinker Pro. For the better part of a decade, Brierly’s soda-drinking simulator bridged the nearly impossible-to-bridge massive chasm between gamers and soda enthusiasts. Thanks to SDP, you could finally enjoy a cool, refreshing soda in such exotic locales as a sunny beach, outer space, or inside someone’s mouth — without ever having to leave the comfort and safety of your very own desk chair. Now, in one of the best and most obvious marketing tie-ins in all of video game (and probably marketing) history, Soda Drinker Pro will release real-life sodas for all to drink like pros.Throughout the game, you can find bonus sodas lying around, waiting to supply the drinker with soothing throat refreshment. So, it’s only right that the real-life soda product is called Bonus Soda — and thankfully, you don’t have to search your crudely drawn environment to obtain some.SDP has teamed up with Pure Sodaworks to create and entirely new flavor of beverage, and considering the company sells unique flavors like Apple Pie and Strawberry Jalapeño, the partnership seems like a good choice. The brand new flavor that, as the SDP team puts it, “has never existed before,” has not yet been fully described, but is made with all natural ingredients, is gluten-free, and doesn’t have artificial coloring or preservatives.As a bonus to the Bonus Soda, the label (seen below) has been designed by the artist who composed the art for the very pretty Elegy for a Dead World.Bonus Soda is being demoed at PAX East this weekend, and will be available in stores soon after the convention is over. For updates, check out the Bonus Soda website; it’s bare right now, but promises the main site will be up soon. You can drop your name on a list to receive updates for when you can place an order for the previously nonexistent soda. Until then, keep drinking soda — virtual or otherwise, on a beach or in someone else’s mouth, but always singularly like a professional.last_img read more

Crowd sourcing project to allow 3D scantoprint web app

first_img © 2013 Citation: Crowd sourcing project to allow 3D scan-to-print web app (2013, August 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further Technology to allow for printing three dimensional objects is evolving rapidly, making it difficult for some to keep up. It’s also still relatively expensive. Currently, people who wish to print such an object have but two choices—buy (or borrow) a 3D printer or contract out with a company that prints 3D objects for a price. Both options require software and a depth camera. Now it appears a third option is about to make its debut—one that might make the entire process both cheaper and far easier to carry out. BotObjects announces first full color 3D printer— ProDesk3D Volumental, a company that is currently accepting image data captured via depth camera, printing 3D models and shipping them back, is now looking to create a web based app to replace the software portion of the process. That would mean anyone with a depth camera (which includes Kinect devices) could scan an object, have it rendered onscreen and then sent to a 3D printer of their choice. If successful, a new way to print 3D objects could become as common as printing text and images on a piece of paper. The company has set up a Kickstarter project with a goal of reaching $20,000 to finish writing the web app code—pledges so far are just over half that amount.As depth cameras (those with two or more lenses) become more common, demand for 3D printing grows, though currently printers able to do so are still quite expensive. If, however, consumers that have already purchased a Kinect device for gaming can use their existing equipment along with what is essentially free software to capture the object data, then half the process of producing 3D models is covered. An added advantage to such a system would be a reduction in difficulty in capturing the 3D image. Users could conceivable load the browser scanner, spin slowly in place in front of their Kinect device, place an order with Volumental (or have the data sent to another site, such as the local 3D printer at work) and wait for the full color model to arrive at their home. Objects captured would be limited only by the range of the camera—users could conceivably scan every object in their living room, including furniture and have it printed in a size limited only by the ability of the printer to which it is sent. As printer technology improves, so too will the range of materials that can be used as “ink” opening up the door to some pretty amazing possibilities. 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

Tale of two cities

first_imgThe evening started with the short introduction by Ashok Vajpayee, followed by short word on Kraków and literature by Prof  Piotr Klodkowski.Piaskowski took the audience through a presentation on Krakow City of literature. Urvashi Butalia made contemporary remarks on the literature of both the cities. Michal Rusinek gave an insight into the Krakow literature. The event was concluded with an interactive discussion with the audience.After a three-year wait, Kraków become the UNESCO City of Literature,  21 October 2013. Kraków is the seventh city to be granted this honour, following Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavík and Norwich. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kraków receiving the title of UNESCO City of Literature bears testament to the cultural heritage of our ancient city and the wealth of its artistic life today.Kraków has long been an academic and intellectual centre of Europe and a cradle of language and literature; it was the first Polish city to hold scriptoriums, libraries and printing houses, and it is the birthplace of scores of literary masterpieces. It was also home to the authors of Polish modernism – Stanislaw Wyspianski, Stanislaw Przybyszewski and Józef Mehoffer – and more contemporary artists including Karol Wojtyla, Tadeusz Kantor, Stanislaw Lem, Slawomir Mrozek and Andrzej Wajda. It was here that Czeslaw Milosz (awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980) returned after many years in exile, and it was the home of Wislawa Szymborska (Nobel Prize in 1996) throughout her long life until her passing in 2012.last_img read more

Migrate Windows users with User Profile Wizard

first_imgMigrate Windows users with User Profile Wizard by Martin Brinkmann on January 12, 2019 in Software – 6 commentsUser Profile Wizard is a software for Microsoft Windows devices to migrate user accounts from one machine to another.The program is offered as a free for personal-use version, and the paid professional edition and Enterprise edition.The free edition supports the migration of user profiles, deleting or disabling local accounts, network migration, joining computers to all Windows domains, or joining a workgroup.Professional and Enterprise editions support additional features; the professional version options to save migration configurations, adding computers to Active Directory Containers, or options to rename the profile folder or computer.The Enterprise edition supports migration of all profiles in one operations, support for VPN connections, full automation with custom script support, and the renaming or copying of profiles.In this review, I’ll be looking at the free version of User Profile Wizard.Migrate Windows usersUser Profile Wizard is compatible with all versions of Windows starting with Windows XP. The program needs to be installed on the target machine before it can be used.The main feature of the free version is to migrate a user profile to another account to keep data and preferences.It displays the list of user profiles on start; each user profile is listed with its name and profile path. Options to show unassigned user profiles, and to disable or delete the selected account are provided. Unassigned profiles are profiles created by Windows when there are issues with existing profiles.Note: The data is migrated to existing accounts only. If you want to start with a new profile, you need to create it first on the device to select it later.You are asked to select an account name for the migration and need to select a domain or the local computer name. The program does not list existing account names on the system; you need to look them up elsewhere to pick the right account for the migrationYou may set the new profile as the default logon on the system.The migration starts directly afterward. User Profile Wizard displays the progress in a log in the program interface; it may take some time to migrate Registry keys, user data, and other data to the selected profile.Attention: the program initiates a restart of the system after successful migration of a user profile. I did not find an option to prevent the restart from happening (after ten seconds). Make sure that you closed programs and saved data before you end the application.Closing wordsUser Profile Wizard is a useful administrative Windows tool to migrate one user profile to another. Home users may use it to migrate data from an old profile to a new one among other things.Now You: How would you migrate a user profile?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 8 votes Software Name User Profile WizardOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Robots Wont Take Your Job—But They Might Make It Boring

first_imgAt most of these hospitals, robots have been in service for over a decade—and conditions haven’t improved. Though workers and executives sensed deeper problems, they didn’t advocate strongly enough to make changes. On paper, things seemed to be working: the focal task had been “improved” via cutting-edge technology, patient results looked fine and the hospital workers still had jobs (albeit, duller ones.)Across my studies, the pattern is similar. The robot gets installed, handling a focused set of dirty, dangerous, or boring tasks. Efforts to redesign the work slow to a trickle: once results are the same or slightly better than before the redesign stops there. This means organizations miss innovative work designs and instead settle on ones that make the work worse: less challenging with fewer opportunities to learn and relate to other people in the process.There’s good evidence that this dynamic is hard to dodge; try this 1951 study of coal mining on for size. Without proof that the new robotic install could be better, no one is motivated enough to try out alternative approaches. As we automate work like trucking, people transport, or package delivery—things that touches hundreds of thousands or even millions of people—these effects will get worse.From the front lines, it seems clear that organizations that take robots as an opportunity to learn will come out ahead. Surgery’s a good example: putting a robot in the operating room left many workers in the lurch, but it also revealed how hospitals might improve robotic surgical work. Nurses and surgical technicians might now help across simultaneous procedures, for example, or could even formally train surgical residents who are starved for attention and practice.Getting these clues takes careful, boots-on-the-ground attention to the entire work system as it changes. Using them to guide a broader work redesign can cost more than a typical robotic install—and not all roboticization is worth equal attention. But not doing this work guarantees an outcome we can’t afford: a future of degrading work.WIRED Opinion publishes pieces written by outside contributors and represents a wide range of viewpoints. Read more opinions here.More Great WIRED StoriesHow San Quentin inmates built a search engine for prisonThe US again has the world’s most powerful supercomputerAs rental cars fade away, Avis will try anything to survivePHOTO ESSAY: Inside the Arctic Circle, golden hour has nothing on golden dayMeet the man at Apple who got apps talking to each otherGet even more of our inside scoops with our weekly Backchannel newsletter Whether they believe robots are going to create or destroy jobs, most experts say that robots are particularly useful for handling “dirty, dangerous and dull” work. They point to jobs like shutting down a leaky nuclear reactor, cleaning sewers , or inspecting electronic components to really drive the point home. Robots don’t get offended, they are cheap to repair when they get “hurt,” and they don’t get bored. It’s hard to disagree: What could possibly be wrong about automating jobs that are disgusting, mangle people, or make them act like robots?The problem is that installing robots often makes the jobs around them worse. Use a robot for aerial reconnaissance, and remote pilots end up bored. Use a robot for surgery, and surgical trainees end up watching, not learning. Use a robot to transport materials, and workers that handle those materials can no longer interact with and learn from their customers. Use a robot to farm, and farmers end up barred from repairing their own tractors.I know this firsthand: For most of the last seven years, I have been studying these dynamics in the field. I spent over two years looking at robotic surgery in top-tier hospitals around the US, and at every single one of them, most nurses and surgical assistants were bored out of their skulls.In an open procedure—doing surgery with scalpels, retractors, sponges, and large incisions—nurses and scrubs are part of the action, with a regular and dynamic flow of critical work to do. They can learn a lot about surgery, trauma, anatomy, and organizational operations. It’s dirty, dangerous, and interesting work. People who study collaborative work agree: Often, dirt, danger and drudgery mean that you’ve got your hands on a satisfying job—it challenges you, you’re doing something meaningful for others, and you get respect.For many support workers, robotic surgery is much less satisfying than open surgery. There’s a huge amount of solitary setup work to allow the robot to work, then there’s a big sprint to get the robot draped and docked to the patient. And then…everyone watches the procedure on TV. While the surgeon is operating via an immersive 3-D control console, the scrub folds his arms and waits. The nurse sits in the corner at a PC entering data, or sometimes checking email or Facebook. There’s not a lot to do, but you always have to be ready. Compared to open surgery, it’s clean, safe, and dull work.last_img read more

4 out of 5 transgender teens have attempted suicide in the US

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- A new report revealed the startingly statistic that 4 in 5 transgender teens have attempted suicide over a 36-month period in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics released the report, Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior, this month.Authors Russell B. Toomey, Amy K. Syvertsen, and Maura Shramko wrote their objective was to understand suicidal behavior in 6 gender identities among youth. Overall, they looked at: transgender male-to-female, transgender female-to-male, non-binary, questioning, cisgender female, and cisgender male.They used data from the Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors survey. This survey gave the information of 617 teens from the ages of 11 to 19.In their report, the authors took information from June 2012 to May 2015.What did they find?In their findings, there appeared a large discrepancy among gender identity and suicide attempts.During their time period of data, 50.8% of transgender female-to-male identifying people reported attempted suicide. This was the highest number among all groups. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This is able to be stopped | Photo: Unsplash/Tim Marshallcenter_img Next, 41.8% of non-binary people and 29.9% of transgender male-to-female identifying people reported it.For the two transgender groups combined, that is 80.7% of all transgender teens during this time. Reduced even further, it means 4 in 5 trans teen who were surveyed attempted suicide from June 2012 to May 2015.Finally, 27.9% of questioning teens, 17.6% of cisgender females, and 9.8% of cisgender males reported attempts.‘These harrowing statistics lay bare the urgency of building welcoming and safe communities for LGBTQ young people, particularly for transgender youth,’ said the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Director of Children, Youth and Families Program Ellen Kahn in response to the study.‘The distressing reality reflected in this study is preventable, and our nation’s schools, political leaders and communities can take concrete steps to combat this epidemic.’More from Gay Star NewsOlly Alexander poses with ripped rainbow flag to show scale of LGBTQ suicide riskRead the letter a trans boy wrote to his neighbor, making her cryQueer Eye’s Karamo Brown opens up about past suicide attemptGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Violence erupts at antiIslam protest in Sweden

first_img Quick workouts for men 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories STOCKHOLM (AP) – Swedish activists clashed with police amid a hail of bottles and fireworks in downtown Stockholm on Saturday as they tried to break through a police line and attack an anti-Islam demonstration.Police spokesman Kjell Lendgren said around 400 leftists had gathered to heckle the 100-strong demonstration, which was rallying to bring attention to what it perceives is the Islamization of Europe.He said the leftists shouted and blew vuvuzelas to drown out anti-Islam and nationalist speeches, but then started throwing bottles and lit fireworks at police, injuring two officers. Lendgren said ten activists were arrested, after which the situation calmed down.Both the anti-Islam meeting and leftist protest continued peacefully and were scheduled to end at 1600 local (1400GMT).Nationalist groups such as the English Defence League were instrumental in organizing the anti-Islam event, which was described on the anti-Islam European Freedom Initiative’s website as the “first worldwide counter-jihad action.”In the counter protest, local activists called for tolerance and warned of a rise in fascism. They referred to the nationalist groups as “Breivik’s foot-soldiers” _ a reference to Norwegian ultra-nationalist Anders Breivik who killed 77 people in Norway last year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   last_img read more

A 55yearold heritage train once used on regional

first_imgA 55-year-old heritage train once used on regional rail lines in NSW made its longest-ever mainline journey on Tuesday 15 November 2016, when it carried 90 rail and sail passengers on a 800-kilometre trip from the Victorian town of Seymour to Sydney.Cruise travel specialist, Cruise Express, which ran the unique cruise tour, invited rail buffs and locals in towns from Seymour to Sydney to see the two-car, 620-class rail motor, stop or pass by and give the passengers from around Australia a welcoming wave.The record-breaking rail journey was part of a four-night tour that included a three-night cruise from Sydney to Melbourne aboard Golden Princess, a night in Melbourne, dinner on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant and the return train trip to Sydney, initially aboard the historic Spirit of Progress from Melbourne to Seymour and then aboard the rail motor through to Sydney.Built in 1961 and operated by the Rail Motor Society and based in Paterson in the Hunter Valley, the rail motor set 621/721 has been preserved in its original Indian red colour scheme and is the only 620-class rail motor in active preservation service. The NSW Government built 18 620-class diesel sets from 1961 to 1971, with six sets remaining in active commuter service in the Hunter area until 2007. The sets although were used all over NSW till the early 1990s. Unlike modern trains, the rail motor’s windows can still be opened so passengers could enjoy fresh air, unencumbered views and wave to sightseers.The rail motor’s pairing with the famous Spirit of Progress on the cruise tour was another rail history first. The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre also assisted with the historic rail journey. This was the rail motor’s first-ever visit to Seymour. Aboard the rail motor from Seymour to Sydney, eight rail enthusiast volunteers, including two drivers from Junee, accompanied the 90 passengers, who lunched en route at the 138-year-old Junee Railway Station, with refreshments also brought aboard at Goulburn from local suppliers.Cruise Express Director Meg Hill said the heritage rail and sail tour had proved very popular with travellers, with another planned for April 2017, with the rail motor this time travelling from Sydney to Seymour.last_img read more