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Space announces summer slate of programming beginning this June

first_imgAdvertisement 8 p.m. – DARK MATTER – Season 3 Premiere – *Two episodes back-to-back*(Then single episodes air weekly on Fridays at 9 p.m.)Based on the graphic novel created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, DARK MATTER centers on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. After the EOS 7 space station is destroyed, the survivors fight to stay alive and find the rest of their crew.Wednesday, June 1410 p.m. – BLOOD DRIVE – Series PremiereGet uncomfortable…! In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, BLOOD DRIVE is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television. After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood! The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (BATES MOTEL) and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (Becoming). James Roland (WEEDS) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.Friday, June 308 p.m. – KILLJOYS – Season 3 PremiereAfter sustaining serious personal losses, our trio of interplanetary bounty hunters must come together and prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tension and tragedy loom over the J Star System as they struggle to assemble an army and prepare for battle. Facebook Advertisement Space announced today summer premiere dates for fan-favourite thriller DARK MATTER (Friday June 9 at 9 p.m. ET), and its most watched original series KILLJOYS (Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET). In addition, Space revs up the summer with the acquisition of new action-packed grindhouse series BLOOD DRIVE, premiering exclusively on Space in Canada, Wednesday, June 14 at 10 p.m. ET.Below is a chronological list of Space premieres just announced.Friday, June 9 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

As BC residents head to the polls whats at stake for Indigenous

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsResidents of British Columbia are going to polls Tuesday to cast ballots on the next provincial government.APTN looks at what this means for Indigenous people.And what’s at stake.thouse@aptn.calast_img

El Othmani: I Will Not Give Up Fighting Unemployment

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has vowed to keep fighting unemployment and socio-economic inequality.During Wednesday’s oral questions and answer session at the House of Representatives, Othmani affirmed that his cabinet’s departments are working their hardest to curb unemployment, adding that it is a dilemma for all governments and countries. “The government was appointed only 42 days ago. It is still early to speak of achievements,” said Othmani.He stressed that Morocco has managed to create approximately 90,000 job opportunities per year in the last decade. But despite these efforts, he said, the country has not yet been able to reduce unemployment rates, especially among young people.“I will keep fighting unemployment, and I will perform the task assigned to me since my appointment by the King and the vote of Parliament on the government program. I will not throw in the towel,” said the government’s chief.El Othmani went on to add that the government program has singled out the issue of employment as important to the development of Morocco’s economic model and the promotion of “sustainable development.”He also revealed that a budget of MAD 50 billion has been allocated to the 2016-2022 national program intended to combat social and territorial disparities in rural areas.El Othmani spoke of the controversy over the amendment of the labor law, which has been heavily questioned due to what some Parliament’s members considered a unilateral government decision.The head of government affirmed that the law amendment will be made a through participatory approach, saying that state involvement in the application of the law is important. However, following these years of implementation the government should review “the shortcomings that have been recorded.”According to the High Commission for Planning (HCP), unemployment has risen in the first three months of 2017. HCP figures showcased the increase of the national unemployment rate from 10.4 percent to 10.7 precent between the first quarter of 2016 and that of 2017. read more

The Latest: Cleanup begins at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local):11 a.m.Crews that extinguished a fire that burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility are now cleaning up the site.International Terminals Company spokeswoman Alice Richardson said at a Wednesday news conference the cleanup efforts will allow workers to reach the site and begin the investigation into what caused the blaze.Richardson says crews will continue spraying foam and water on tanks that caught fire to cool them down and prevent the blaze from reigniting. The tanks contained components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.The fire in Deer Park was extinguished at 3 a.m. Wednesday. It began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air.Adam Adams with the Environmental Protection Agency says testing shows the air quality remains safe.___5:50 a.m.Crews have extinguished a fire that’s burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility.International Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air, though officials said air quality remained safe.ITC says crews will continue to spray foam and water on the storage tanks that caught fire to cool them down and prevent the fire from reigniting.The company says steam and smoke will be visible, and the fire could still flare back up.The tanks that caught fire contained components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.The Associated Press read more

UN agency helps Mexico City better prepare for disasters

The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) reported on Friday that its regional office is supporting the training in Mexico City, which is a signatory to the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, the UN initiative to boost the strength of urban areas against disasters.The training is designed to ensure that civil servants know their responsibilities and options to consistently help reduce the disaster risks facing their city.Mexico City is considered a high-risk mega city, with estimates indicating that a population of as many as 21 million people live in the greater metropolitan area. In September 1985 the city was hit by a catastrophic earthquake that killed about 10,000 residents. 30 August 2010About 10,000 civil servants in the Mexican capital will receive specialist training in disaster risk reduction under a United Nations-backed initiative to better protect the city, which is vulnerable to devastating earthquakes. read more

Cheap drugs free agricultural trade for poor countries moral imperative Annan

The World Trade Organization (WTO) talks in Cancun, Mexico, beginning next week, will decide whether poor countries “will or will not, at last, be given a real chance to trade their way out of poverty,” Mr. Annan said in a video message in support of the “Big Noise” campaign by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Oxfam.“The decisions they take there can make the difference between poverty and starvation – perhaps even between life and death – for millions of people in poor countries,” he declared.Mr. Annan emphasized two crucial issues – access to cheap generic drugs for poor countries, on which an outline agreement was recently reached, and trade in agricultural products.“We must now ensure that developing countries are given the support they need to make use of the mechanisms that have been agreed, so that drugs reach the millions who are suffering and dying,” he said, referring to the agreement that would allow developing countries unable to produce generic versions of patented drugs to import them from countries that can. “This is a moral imperative.” Noting that poor countries are under pressure from rich countries to liberalize their markets, yet find that many of their products are excluded from rich countries’ markets by protective tariffs and quotas, Mr. Annan said: “That is not fair. Even less fair is the competition they face from heavily subsidized producers in those same rich countries. These subsidies push prices down, driving the farmers in poor countries out of business.“Far from being empowered, the fisherman in Viet Nam, the cotton-grower in Burkina Faso, and the indigenous cultivator of medicinal herbs in Brazil are being held down. Many of the poorest countries lose more through missed trading opportunities than they receive in aid or debt relief,” he added.“For humanity’s sake, these subsidies must be phased out, as fast as possible,” he declared. “I congratulate all of you who are working to draw attention to this gross injustice. I am glad to join my voice to your ‘Big Noise’.” read more

UN agency condemns forced recruitment of Sudanese refugees in Chad

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today called for an end to the forced conscription of Sudanese refugees in Chad, warning that the practice is further evidence of mounting insecurity along the volatile border area.“UNHCR strongly condemns the forced recruitment of Sudanese refugees from Darfur by various armed groups in some of our camps in eastern Chad, breaching the civilian character of asylum and of our camps,” agency spokesman Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. “We call upon all parties involved to put an end to these activities in our camps.” Investigations by UNHCR teams and testimonies from refugees show that recruiting took place between Friday afternoon, 17 March, and Sunday, 19 March – a weekend, when fewer humanitarian staff are present in the camps. “Although we’re unable at this stage to give precise figures, initial assessments indicate that several hundred men were recruited,” Mr. Redmond said. While most of those targeted were aged 15 to 35, even younger boys were also conscripted, he said. Most were recruited by force, but some joined voluntarily. “This activity is further evidence of the growing insecurity that has now spread to both sides of the Chad-Sudan border – something High Commissioner António Guterres has been warning about for months,” Mr. Redmond said, noting that clashes continue to be reported in eastern Chad. In high-level meetings over the past week with Chadian authorities, UNHCR officials “strongly stressed that the civilian character of the refugee camps must be maintained at all times, and respected in all circumstances,” Mr. Redmond said. “During those meetings, we reminded the government of Chad that it is primarily responsible for ensuring the security of refugee camps on its territory.”The Government has promised to increase the deployment of gendarmes around the camps to prevent the entry of arms or armed individuals. “We also asked the government for its support in ensuring the safe return of recruited refugees,” the spokesman said. More than 200,000 refugees from Sudan’s Darfur region are in 12 UNHCR-run camps along the border in eastern Chad. read more

UN setting up new camps to deal with refugee outflow from South

Since conflict erupted in the world’s youngest nation in mid-December, more than 86,000 South Sudanese have crossed into neighbouring countries, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “With people still arriving at a rate of around 1,000 a day, we are looking at the prospect of refugee numbers exceeding 100,000 by the end of January,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva.Inside South Sudan, people are reported to have moved to border areas, where they can cross to neighbouring countries should the situation further deteriorate, the agency noted. Just inside Uganda at Nimule, there are now thousands of people. Others are reported in areas bordering Sudan and its neighbouring regions of East Darfur, South and West Kordofan.According to Government data, there are now 46,579 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Ethiopia has so far received 20,624, and Kenya at least 8,900. An estimated 10,000 people have also crossed into Sudan’s South and West Kordofan states, which are themselves facing armed violence. The Sudanese Government has registered 1,371 of them as refugees while the rest are mostly nomads.UNHCR is urging partners to assist in building up the settlements for the arriving refugees, most of whom are under the age of 18. It currently needs $88 million to respond to the humanitarian crisis inside South Sudan as well as in the surrounding region.Overall, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that nearly half a million people are estimated to have been displaced by the fighting that began on 15 December in South Sudan. Aid organizations have reached over 200,000 people in the country with aid so far, including food for more than 160,000 people in six states, while hundreds of children have received nutrition supplements.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today expressed its deep concern about the use of children as combatants in South Sudan, after receiving “credible” reports that children are participating in the conflict. Marixie Mercado, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva, said that although the agency is unable to confirm precise numbers of children involved in the fighting, it urged all parties not to use or allow children to be used in the fighting, and to immediately release any children.Meanwhile, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which is providing protection for nearly 70,000 civilians at its bases around the country, said that it has conducted more than 140 patrols in the past 24 hours.In the capital, Juba, the Mission’s health workers at its Tomping site said their medical capacity is severely overstretched. The site was built to treat UN staff, but is now handling pregnancies, deliveries and children’s diseases. As of today, there are nearly 30,000 civilians who have sought shelter at two bases in Juba.The Mission’s operations have been obstructed, including deliberate restrictions and delays in delivering rations and water to troops and civilians in its bases in Juba and in Western Equatoria state.UNMISS reminded all parties that, as the Security Council has said, efforts to undermine the Mission’s ability to implement its mandate, as it seeks to protect civilians, will not be tolerated. read more

Iraq Security Council urges international support for Governments combat against insurgents

In the meeting presided over by United States Secretary of State John Kerry, the Council adopted a statement which urged the international community to work closely with the Government of Iraq to identify how best the world can aid implementation of the new Iraqi agenda. The 15-member body once again expressed its deep outrage about Iraqis who have been killed, kidnapped, raped, or tortured by ISIL and also reaffirmed its full support for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq in assisting the Iraqis and their Government in strengthening democratic institutions. Members stressed the need that those who have committed violations of international humanitarian law or violations or abuses of human rights in Iraq must be held accountable, noting that some of these acts may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Also today, Nickolay Mladenov, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) briefed the Security Council on behalf of the Secretary-General, stressing that Iraq’s new Government will need international support as it works to restore security to large parts of the country. Mr. Mladenov called Iraq’s transition “painful and scarred by violence.” Since the beginning of the year, ISIL has captured large parts of northern and western Iraq, gained access to substantial amounts of weapons, financial and natural resources. “Their networks spanning the region and beyond have allowed them to recruit foreign fighters in their battle to dismantle the Iraqi state,” Mr. Mladenov, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, said. “Their consolidated control over extended territory in both Iraq and Syria, combined with their ideology of hatred, fear and nihilism have turned ISIL into a clear danger to the very existence of a united Iraqi State, and a threat to the regional and international security,” he added.The country is facing a humanitarian catastrophe and escalating emergency with up to 1.8 million Iraqis displaced since January. And the pressure on local communities across Iraq is growing as the continuing influx has created a massive shelter crisis. With winter fast approaching, Mr. Mladenov said, immediate measures must be enacted.In response, the UN has mounted a massive humanitarian effort providing food, shelter, water, and health assistance. But Iraq’s Government must now also establish a national strategy to deal with the internally displaced. Minority groups have been systematically targeted. On the issue of systematic targeting of minorities, Mr. Mladenov said that the UN Mission on the ground has conducted hundreds of interview with the victims and has verified widespread human rights violations have been committed by ISIL but also by armed groups supportive of the Government as well as some committed by Iraqi Security Forces. For any security plan to succeed it must be broadly accepted by all communities. And while the Iraqi Constitution remains the “guiding framework for legitimately resolving all grievances,” Mr. Mladenov said that transitional justice and reconciliation are impossible without addressing these human rights violations of the past and the present.To that end, the international community must continue to support the Government of Iraq and provide security, humanitarian and developmental assistance needed. Iraq and its neighbours have an unprecedented opportunity to re-start positive bilateral relations based on mutual interests and partnership. read more

Could a row over Trumps wall cause a government shutdown How likely

first_img OMB Dir. Mick Mulvaney defends Pres.Trump’s first 100 days: We’ve done more than any other admin in the last 50 yrs (via @FoxNewsSunday)— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 24, 2017 Chuck Schumer Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer meanwhile said Trump had thrown “a monkey wrench” into talks with his insistence that the measures include start-up money for the wall.“This wall is un-thought-out and doesn’t work,” the Democrat said, insisting Trump’s attitude can’t be “my way or the highway”.What happens in a shutdown?The spectre of a government shutdown often looms over US budget negotiations.The threat has most often been averted – but has come to pass several times, most recently for 16 days in 2013 amid a dispute over funding for Obamacare.As there was effectively no money allocated to pay people who work for government departments and agencies, around 700,000 federal workers – people who work for government departments and agencies – were sent home without pay in 2013. In the US they call this a furlough.All sorts of other things close down during a government shutdown too – including museums, national parks, and zoos. The White House operates with a skeletal staff.There have been over a dozen federal government shutdowns in the last 40 years or so – of varying lengths. The 2013 dispute ended after Republicans conceded defeat and the House and Senate passed legislation to end the shutdown and extend borrowing power. The US Capitol Twitter account during the 2013 shutdown. So how likely is it?The White House is planning a series of events this week in the run up to the symbolic ’100 days’ mark on Saturday – and Trump is scheduled to host a rally in Pennsylvania on the day itself.He’s promised a big announcement on tax reform tomorrow, and is planning to sign more executive orders and host high-level meetings. Top aides will also fan out around the country to promote the administration.It’s unlikely the White House will want the blame for a government shutdown laid at its door this week, of all weeks, in other words.According to the New York Times:In 2013, at a time of peak conservative fury at Mr. Obama, some Republicans did not seem to mind positioning themselves as faces of the shutdown, which supplied a soapbox for ambitious hard-liners like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. What are Democrats and Republicans saying?Trump’s tweet about Mexico paying for the wall “at a later date” essentially means taxpayers would foot the bill up front. Democrats aren’t keen to compromise with the White House on the project.“I hope the president will back off,” Senator Dick Durbin, the number-two Democrat in the Senate told CNN at the weekend.To think that he would consider shutting down the government of the United States of America over this outlandish proposal of a border wall, which we can’t even pay for at this point, and is opposed by Democrats and Republicans all along the border, that would be the height of irresponsibility.Mulvaney, the White House budget chief, insisted that a shutdown was ”not desired and it’s not a tool, it’s not something we want to have”.We want our priorities funded and one of the biggest priorities during the campaign was border security, keeping Americans safe and part of that was a border wall.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly meanwhile told CBS “it’s certainly worth hard negotiation over”.We have tremendous threats, whether it’s drugs, people, potential terrorists, coming up from the south. Could a row over Trump’s wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it? A senior Democrat thinks the President has thrown a “monkey wrench” into talks. What happens next? What’s the row about?Comments on one of the Sunday morning shows from one of Trump’s top officials did little to temper talk of a possible shutdown, as the President himself weighed into the debate about funding for one of his signature campaign promises, on Twitter.The White House appears determined to get Congress to approve a downpayment on the border wall as part of a bigger bill to keep the US government funded.Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the wall “but at a later date so we can get started early”.“The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members,” he wrote.The President’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the administration was prepared to make concessions to Democrats on healthcare reform in order to get the wall money.Asked whether Trump would veto the larger spending bill, risking a shutdown on his 100th day in office, if the wall wasn’t funded, Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday:Don’t know yet. […] We are asking for our priorities and importantly we are offering to give Democrats some of their priorities as well.A budget deal will need both Democratic support and approval from Trump in order to pass – but as yet it’s not clear how far the White House is willing to push the issue of the wall. Share25 Tweet Email 9,047 Views Source: DPA/PA ImagesIt appears likely both sides will play for time – passing a temporary spending bill that would keep the government running while work continues on a bigger deal.A GOP congressional aide told Vox that the odds of a shutdown were between 5% and 15%.In his weekend interview, meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus indicated that a move on ‘border security’ rather than funding for a border wall may be acceptable.“We expect the priorities of the president to be reflected,” in the talks, he told NBC’s Meet the Press.It will be enough in the negotiation for us to move forward with either the construction or the planning, or enough for us to move forward through the end of September to get going on the border wall and border security.- Includes reporting from AFP and Associated Press  Read: Bernie Sanders is coming to Dublin >Read: Where did all the fuss about a US president’s first 100 days come from? > 14 Comments Source: ABC News/Twittercenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Congress has until midnight Friday to prevent a partial government shutdown on President Trump’s 100th day in office— ABC News (@ABC) April 24, 2017 Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 6:05 AM Apr 25th 2017, 6:05 AM Short URL Source: FOX & friends/Twitter THERE’S BEEN SPECULATION in the US media that a row over funding for President Donald Trump’s mooted border wall could lead to a government shutdown.So how likely is it?And what exactly happens in a shutdown situation? By Daragh Brophy This time, at least so far, no one seems to want any fingerprints on an impasse.last_img read more

Keynote du 19 janvier Apple veut réinventer le manuel scolaire

first_imgKeynote du 19 janvier: Apple veut réinventer le manuel scolaireLa Keynote s’est déroulée cette après-midi à 16 heures (heure française). En présence de Phil Schiller, vice-président marketing d’Apple et Eddy Cue, vice-président des logiciels et services Internet, le sujet du jour était l’éducation.Phil Schiller a présente l’iBooks 2. Face à des classes surchargées et à des élèves en difficultés, l’iPad est plus que jamais un bon outil de travail, notamment grâce aux quelques 20.000 applications liées à l’éducation.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La mise à jour d’iBooks est disponible gratuitement sur l’App Store. Elle intègre une série de Questions/Réponses imaginées à la fin de chaque chapitre pour mieux se repérer et comprendre, un dictionnaire.De plus, lorsque la personne prend des notes, l’iPad les transforme en fiche mémo-technique. Des manuels scolaires sont disponibles sur l’iBookstore, certains gratuits, d’autres payants.Toutes les matières scolaires y sont représentées, comme la biologie, les Sciences et vie de la Terre…Pour faire de l’Ipad l’outil interactif ultime en matière d’éducation scolaire.Le logiciel iBooks Author permet de créer, lui, des manuels. Le logiciel, disponible uniquement pour Mac, reprend le design de Pages et Keynote. Simple d’utilisation, chacun peut  intégrer du HTLM, de la 3D, des images, des présentations keynote, lexique complet…Le but du manuel électronique est de pouvoir créer tout ce qu’on ne peut pas faire avec un manuel classique. Il permet de redonner aux jeunes l’envie d’étudier. Apple précise que 90% des manuels de leurs partenaires (écoles, universités) sont disponibles sur iBooks. Le 19 janvier 2012 à 17:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Australie Tous les paquets de cigarettes sont désormais identiques

first_imgAustralie : Tous les paquets de cigarettes sont désormais identiquesRappelez-vous, en août dernier, malgré la contestation des industriels du tabac, le ministère de la santé australien annonçait l’uniformisation des paquets de cigarettes quelque soit leur marque. Et bien, c’est chose faite. Depuis hier samedi 1er décembre 2012, tous les paquets sont identiques en Australie.Comme nous vous l’annoncions le 16 août dernier, la justice australienne a décidé d’uniformiser les paquets de cigarettes afin de les rendre moins attirants – voire repoussants – et ainsi d’en limiter la consommation. Malgré les contestations des industriels du tabac, cette loi est désormais en vigueur. Depuis le 1er décembre dernier, tous les paquets de cigarettes vendus en Australie sont identiques. À lire aussiPourquoi prend-on du poids quand on arrête de fumer ?Ces derniers sont recouverts de la couleur la moins vendeuse possible : un vert kaki sombre rappelant la vase d’un étang. Ils arborent des avertissements chocs sur la tranche et des photos repoussantes sur les faces. On peut notamment y voir l’image choquante d’un cancer de la bouche, des paupières écartelées d’un vieillard aveugle, ou encore d’un homme squelettique mourant à petit feu. La marque et le nom du produit restent évidemment présents sur les paquets mais ils sont frappés avec les mêmes caractères que les mises en garde. Le but de cette uniformisation est clairement de rendre la consommation de cigarettes moins attirante. “Cela va probablement faire prendre conscience des dangers pour la santé (… ) Ça va empêcher que le paquet soit utilisé pour tromper le consommateur. Et ça va lui enlever le côté glamour” a déclaré à l’AFP Stafford Sanders de l’Action contre le tabac pour la santé (ASH). “Si nous pouvons empêcher les jeunes de s’y mettre, c’est quelque chose qui les aidera toute leur vie” a quant à elle commenté Tanya Plibersek, ministre de la santé en Australie.Le 2 décembre 2012 à 18:16 • Amandine Demangelast_img read more

Debate on the Attitude Era vs Current Era in WWE John Cena

first_imgFacebook WWE has uploaded a new “Head to Head” video (above) debating the Attitude Era vs. Current Era in WWE including storylines and talent.“Which Era of WWE was the best? WWE Head to Head asks the question on everyone’s mind.”John Cena goes ice skating in ChinaWWE has also uploaded a video of John Cena going ice skating in Yinchuan recently. Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsAppcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Police search for alleged intruder who resident hit with pipe

first_imgVancouver police say they are looking for a would-be burglar who climbed inside an apartment’s kitchen window Wednesday afternoon, only to be struck on the head by the renter, who swung a metal pipe.Police say Todd A. Mouton, 19, suffered an injury to the left side of his head. Bleeding heavily, he fled on foot from the Mission Hills Apartments, 11900 N.E. 18th St., west of Evergreen High School, according to a bulletin from the Vancouver Police Department.The case surfaced about 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, police said. As of 4 p.m., police said they were searching for Mouton, who will need sutures for his scalp wound.Officers said a brother of Mouton, who was found in the area, identified him as the alleged burglar. After fleeing from the scene, Mouton called someone in the apartment complex, a neighbor of the 42-year-old man whose home Mouton allegedly tried to burglarize.Given Mouton’s phone number, an officer called him and asked him to turn himself in but he refused, the bulletin said.Officers have alerted hospitals in the area to watch for Mouton, and have checked places where he is known to hang out.Mouton is 6 feet 4 inches tall and 190 pounds, and was wearing a white T-shirt when injured, the bulletin said. He was last seen running south on 118th Avenue toward Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.“He’s bleeding pretty profusely,” a dispatcher said at the time.Police want to make sure Mouton gets medical treatment and want to talk with him about the intrusion.The victim of the attempted burglary was not injured and is not believed to have committed any crime when he struck Mouton, police said.last_img read more

Drain the swamp Scary DC flooding spreads to the White House

first_img A number of roads are impassable, Amtrak has suspended service south of D.C., DASH buses are suspended, even the White House basement is flooding.— DCist (@DCist) July 8, 2019 Serious flooding situation on Canal Road near Fletchers Cove with numerous drivers stranded, so I’m swimming to safety #DCWX @WTOP— Dave Dildine (@DildineWTOP) July 8, 2019 White House is leaking— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) July 8, 2019 Comments Scary exit from the parking garage under the Capitals Ice Rink / Ballston Commons Mall in Arlington. The bottom level is a River! ⁦@WTOP⁩ ⁦@WTOPtraffic⁩ ⁦@ABC7News⁩— Wendy Marco (@WendyMarco924) July 8, 2019 The rain is largely over, but power outages, sinkholes, road closures, and flooding remain.— Rachel Sadon (@Rachel_Sadon) July 8, 2019 Twitter 3 Got to see a waterfall today during my morning commute #VSquare— Hugo Dante (@HugoDanteJr) July 8, 2019 #DCsBravest have removed several occupants to safety from cars in high water at 15th St and Constitution Ave NW.— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 8, 2019 The leaks from this White House just don’t stop.— 🏴‍☠️ PirateCat 🏴‍☠️ (@PirateCat8) July 8, 2019 I’m advising commuters not to use the street elevator at Pentagon Metro this morning. #wmata— Nick Scalera (@nickscalera) July 8, 2019 It’s official: The White House basement is flooding.— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) July 8, 2019 The Reflecting Pool is getting a bit full of itself…— Charles King (@PundITInc) July 8, 2019 Share your voicecenter_img Harder for the brits to burn down again…— Tormented Penguin (@TormentedPengu) July 8, 2019 At press time, transportation officials were warning of a bad evening commute ahead for Washingtonians. We got a bit of an issue here… 😱— Dr. Rocío Caballero-Gill (@CaballeroGill) July 8, 2019 Update: swamp draining in progress. WH leaks appear contained. Press pool dry.— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) July 8, 2019 The situation was serious, but it being DC, jokes, of course, were inevitable. That happens a lot downtown, and it is actually fine, to a point. Remember: This was a swamp, and you are really in what was the Potomac’s marshy banks all the way up to Capitol Hill. And once in a while nature reminds you of it.— Tᴏm Mᴏᴏʀᴇ (@PaperMissiles) July 8, 2019 The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is closed today due to electrical outages. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights–along with all of the permanently valuable records stored in the building–are safe and not in any danger.— US National Archives (@USNatArchives) July 8, 2019 I spent all weekend being like “Will it just fucking rain already?” and now I have to go gather up animals by twos.— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) July 8, 2019 Unnerving photos and video shared to social media showed just how deep the water really was. The weather led to some frightening images of water flooding elevators, Metro stations and parking lots.The White House didn’t go untouched. Several journalists posted photos of water leaking into the press space in the White House basement, which naturally led to plenty of jokes about presidential leaks and swamp-draining. Tags The Washington, DC, area on Monday was deluged with heavy rain, which turned streets into rivers and led to closed roads and stranded drivers. Water also seeped into the White House basement. The National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency, and CBS News reports that “the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period.”The flooding was deep in the streets outside the National Archives building, which had to close Monday. The site’s official Twitter account said the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and other valuable records stored there were not in danger. Randomlast_img read more

Potential PSP Case Reported From Clam Beach Clams

first_imgA man reported possible symptoms of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning after consuming clams gathered near Clam Gulch on the Kenai Peninsula Saturday – one of the few beaches the state monitors.The man recovered but reported the symptoms. He said he may have consumed Butter Clams as well as Razor Clams.The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clam Gulch monitoring results are not back from the lab yet.last_img

Auto Expo 2014 Toyota Etios Cross Set to Make its Debut

first_imgToyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the Indian subsidiary of Toyota, will showcase its much-hyped Etios Cross at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014 in New Delhi.The vehicle, which was unveiled in Brazil and Argentina in November, has been spotted testing on Indian roads for quite some time. The car – a restyled version of Toyota Etios Liva hatchback – will come powered by the same the 1.4 liter, 68 bhp diesel engine or the 1.5 liter, 89 bhp petrol engine. According to reports, the car is based on the Etios Liva though the exterior flaunts an overhauled look.The Etios Cross looks sportier than the Etios Liva and is expected to come with features like a new front bumper and diamond cut 10-spoke alloy wheels. When launched, the vehicle will take on the likes of Volkswagen Polo Cross and Fiat Punto Cross.Meanwhile, Toyota has launched two new variants of its premium hatchback Etios Liva, dubbed VD and VD SP. Previously Etios was available in four variants – JD, GD, GD Safety Package (SP) and TRD Sportivo.Toyota Etios Liva VD comes at a price of Rs. 6.72 lakh, while the VD SP variant is priced at Rs. 7.12 lakh. The engine specifications of both models remain the same as 1.4-litre motor which can churn a power of 67 bhp with peak torque of 170 Nm.The Auto Expo 2014 is speculated to see the unveiling of around 20 new cars. Auto majors like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford, Audi, Chevrolet, Nissan, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz are all said to be getting ready to dazzle at the event.last_img read more

One Pokémon Go player got all of Belgium banned

first_imgThe launch of Pokémon Go on Android and iOS has been rough for developer Niantic. At first, the company couldn’t keep its servers online, then it had to remove Pokémon tracking, and only now is it getting around to dealing with the endemic cheating going on in the game. Niantic has been aggressively banning cheaters, which is a good thing. One player wondered, though, could he get around that? It turns out no, he just ended up getting the entire country of Belgium banned. One of the most prominent forms of cheating in Pokémon Go is using an automated bot. Since Pokémon Go requires you to actually travel around to different areas in search of Pokémon and supplies, it takes more time and effort than other mobile games. A bot can spoof GPS and walk around for you, collecting Pokémon and items. To combat this, Niantic has been disabling the accounts of cheaters as well as banning their IP addresses.A Redditor using the handle “mewtwo_captured” decided to run a bit of an experiment. He used burner SIM cards to launch a huge number of connections to Pokémon Go from the same IP address, the address belonging to Belgian carrier Proximus. His theory was that by using this address, he could get unlimited access to the servers to run a Pokémon Go mapping service. After pinging the Pokémon Go servers a few thousand times, Niantic flagged the account as a bot and banned the IP address. This cut off all Proximus users from accessing Pokémon Go. The user deleted his or her account from Reddit, but other players have archived the posts. Niantic realized its error eventually and restored access to Proximus users the next day. This was only possible because Proximus was kind enough to offer free Pokémon Go data on pre-paid cards — it won’t be doing that anymore. See? This is why we can’t have nice things. Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><>last_img read more

Wired Wallpaper Offers Alternative to Outlets

first_imgPhilips has recently designed a type of wallpaper with conducting stripes running through it, enabling electrical devices to be hooked up to just about anywhere on the wall. 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. Top view of an electrical device (yellow) connected with pins (blue) to conductive wiring (gray) concealed in wallpaper (red). (Adapted image from the Conducting Wallpaper patent application.) Besides walls, the wallpaper could be attached to ceilings and floors as well, according to the company’s recent patent application. Electrical devices would connect to the invisible wiring with contact pins, and could tap into a range of voltages, from 1 to 12 volts. The global company hopes that such a system will be ideal for future OLED devices, but could also accommodate LEDs, TVs, multimedia systems, video projectors, lamps, clocks, electroluminescent panels, and more.Philips’ conducting wallpaper is not the first of its kind, but the company hopes that its version can overcome some of the disadvantages of previous versions. Namely, Philips’ wallpaper provides a range of voltages for devices, which can easily be tapped into from many positions on the wall. By repositioning the pins to correspond to specific pitches of the stripes, different voltage levels can be achieved. For safety, the system would likely have a total maximum voltage level of 50-60 volts.The conductive stripes would be made of a metallic material such as copper, aluminum, silver, gold or steel, and receive power from an external electrical supply. The wallpaper, described as “a usual wallpaper or any kind of tapestry,” would simultaneously provide electrical insulation and aesthetic value. The stripes could either be glued onto the wall and covered by the wallpaper, or the stripes could be fabricated into the wallpaper, which would then be glued to the wall as a whole sheet. Philips also suggests a few methods for hanging the electrical devices, such as a double-sided adhesive or a mechanical connection using nails or screws. Another alternative could be a mechanical fastening involving the pins themselves. With wired wallpaper, Philips hopes to give consumers the option of changing the positions of their electrical fixtures without needing to rewire the entire room with conventional, behind-the-wall wiring. The idea could dramatically the change the future of homes and buildings.Conducting Wallpaper patent application via New Scientist Citation: Wired Wallpaper Offers Alternative to Outlets (2008, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more