Three militants, one civilian killed in Pulwama

first_imgThree militants were killed in an operation in the Tral area of Pulwama on Wednesday, while a civilian died allegedly during firing by security forces following the operation.“All three militants were members of the Zakir Musa group. Two AK-47s and one pistol were found on them,” Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said.In a purported audio clip released recently, Musa claimed to head Ansar-Gazwatul Hind, believed to be Al-Qaeda’s Kashmir chapter.The three militants, identified as Zahid Bhat, Ishfaq Bhat and Ashraf Dar of Tral, were killed at Gulab Bagh by 42 Rashtriya Rifles and the police’s Special Operation Group.“Operation was launched after the hiding militants opened fire,” said the police.last_img

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Suarez deserves no sympathy at all for his act, says S Kannan

first_imgLuis Suarez is a national hero, whatever he does. When he pumped in two goals against England at the FIFA World Cup, tears trickled down the cheeks of English fans. And now that the Uruguay star has shown his uglier side again, biting Italian Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder with the delight of a canine, he is still being hailed as a hero at home.They say old habits die hard and, in the case of Suarez, this seems to hold true as his previous ‘bite victims’ Otman Bakkal and Branislav Ivanovic in 2010 and 2013 respectively will testify. Aggression in sport is something which comes naturally. The urge to win can make one do bizarre things as ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson would vouch for when he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in a professional heavyweight bout in Las Vegas in 1997. In boxing, the urge to punch hard and cause damage to the opponent and win maximum points can be understood.But what causes Suarez to behave like this is hard to comprehend. In football, a rough tackle is a common occurrence, as is striking a player behind the knee to thwart his progress. Yet, the very thought of biting a player and then falling on the ground to show pain in the teeth is bizarre. All this happened in a matter of seconds and nobody knows what precipitated it.Was it a chase for the ball or frustration at not being able to stop Chiellini? Only Suarez can answer that.Luis Suarez is a serial offender who causes nuisance on the field. Mind you, all this was not spotted by referee Marco Rodriguez. It was only after the FIFA disciplinary panel met two days later did it decide to hand Suarez a ninematch ban and a fourmonth forced holiday from the beautiful game.advertisementAs a football fan, what is of utmost concern is how a star player can behave in such a sick manner. To bite in self-defence can be tolerated but not breaking all rules of discipline and sportsmanship and digging one’s teeth into an opponent’s flesh. In Britain, Suarez is now the butt of ridicule. From images of Suarez as ‘Jaws 4’ to shrinks giving their opinions, each one has his or her own take. Yet, the fact remains this is not the time to condemn a player just because he scored against one’s team.Suarez has to be condemned because his act borders on barbarism and could have actually instilled fear in Chiellini as the next time he is on the field in a club game, he may wonder if he’ll again be a victim of biting. Then again, not many would know that the human bite can be as dangerous as that of an animal that has been administered anti-rabies injections.Even as major sponsors like Adidas decide their future course of action with respect to Suarez, his fortunes in club football will take a nosedive. For millions who idolised the star, such acts can never be forgiven, unless you live in Uruguay. The way he has been received at home suggests fellow Uruguayans worship him even after his reckless act.In today’s age of satellite television, the FIFA World Cup is watched globally. Impressionable kids watching Suarez biting a player is a bad advertisement for the game. What’s funny is how Argentine superstar Diego Maradona has come out in defence of Suarez and criticised the ban. I think it’s understandable as Maradona is no role model. From his “Hand of God” act to drinking, doping and drug abuse episodes, each one has shown him as a weak character.So it’s clear Maradona is supporting a man who is guilty of not behaving like a normal human.ASIAN DEBACLEAway from the biting episode, what has come as a disappointment is the way Asian teams have flopped in Brazil. Iran, South Korea, Japan and Australia -none could progress to the Round of 16. It is well known that 60 per cent of the football market is in Asia and most of the funds are mopped up from here. So what is it that has resulted in Asian teams faring badly? If Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is to be believed, copying European football had done the damage. Sheikh Salman says the shortcomings are clear and it is a wake-up call for the AFC. The same views have also been aired by Iran’s national coach Carlos Queiroz, a well-respected figure. The former Real Madrid coach says this setup will not work. “You cannot copy Europe because the day you think you are close, they are one step ahead because they also progress,” says Queiroz.advertisementForget what is happening in stronger football teams in Asia, look at India. More and more money is being pumped into the game, or so we are made to believe. The Dutch seem to have taken control of Indian football as from technical director Rob Baan to coach Wim Koevermans, they call the shots.The salaries they earn are mind-boggling and yet Indian football has crashed to abysmal depths. During the last FIFA World Cup India was ranked 142 and now it is 154! Obviously, what Queiroz is saying holds true for India as well. Having “professional” club football at home means nothing with top teams like Churchill Brothers, United SC, Rangdajied FC (Shillong) and Mohammedan Sporting now relegated from the ILeague as they do not fulfill AFC norms!s.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

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ARBOR: Super Cap UPS with LoRa sensor nodes

first_img Continue Reading Previous Kontron: pITX-iMX8M in smallest SBC form factor with Android BSP for fast start-upNext TRINAMIC: controller/driver modules for 2-phase bipolar stepper motors ARBOR has introduced SCP CUBE – a UPS system that uses supercapacitors and does a lot more than ensuring reliable power supply. Integrated with LoRa communication technology and sensors, SCP CUBE serves not only as a UPS but also as an IIoT sensor node. It can further wok with central gateways and cloud servers to form a total IIoT solution.           Compared to bulky battery-powered UPS that can supply electricity for hours, ARBOR’s supercapacitor-based UPS – SCP CUBE – provides backup power for a couple of minutes. Its main purpose is to allow the system to have enough time for a standard shutdown so as to guard against damage to hardware and software of built-in equipment.UPS using supercapacitors have multiple advantages, including higher conversion efficiency and shorter charging time. Furthermore, conventional batteries are prone to failure in high or low temperature environments while supercapacitors can maintain normal operation under a wide temperature range, outperforming lead-acid batteries and lithium-ion batteries. Moreover, supercapacitors can last for unlimited charge-discharge cycles in theory and are essentially maintenance-free. These are all supercapacitors’ advantages that conventional batteries cannot match.Supercapacitors are environmentally friendly and safe and operate in a wide temperature range. Exploiting their inherent advantages, ARBOR has designed SCP CUBE, which not only guarantees uninterruptible power supply but also enables customizable editing, data monitoring and data analysis. For example, customers can configure a shutdown timer based on the number of software programs running on their IPC.ARBOR SCP CUBE further combines the company’s internally-developed LoRa communication module, enabling it to collect data from sensor nodes deployed on production machinery, such as CPU load, temperature, current, voltage and power input, and send the data to the central gateway. This way, one central gateway can monitor data sent from hundreds of sensor nodes and respond to abnormality by initiating a system reset or other actions.Furthermore, the gateway can forward the collected data to cloud servers via Wi-Fi/3G/4G network connection for more advanced data management and analysis. ARBOR also provides internally-developed apps allowing users to stay on top of machinery conditions at all times and receive alert messages in the case of any abnormality on their smartphones through the cloud so that they can make timely responses. In addition, as a modular standalone device, SCP CUBE is compatible with all types and brands of production machinery, enabling quick and easy IIoT deployment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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This Awesome Video From AJ McCarron’s Wife Is Going Viral

first_imgAJ McCarron kisses Katherine Webb after a game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 26: AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide kisses girlfriend Katherine Webb after their 45-10 win over the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The life of a professional football player seems really glamorous, but it often forces you to be away from your loved ones for extended periods of time.AJ McCarron was recently away from his family for about five weeks.The Oakland Raiders’ quarterback was reunited with family in Alabama this weekend.McCarron’s wife, Katherine Webb, shared an adorable video of the reuniting on Instagram.Check it out:That’s pretty awesome.McCarron, 28, is in his first season with the Oakland Raiders.last_img

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Jamie Dornan to costar Kristen Wiig Annie Mumolo in Barb and Star

first_imgLos Angeles: “Fifty Shades Freed” star Jamie Dornan is set to star alongside Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo in the upcoming comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”. Wiig and Mumolo will co-wrote and co-star in the film, which will be directed by Josh Greenbaum, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project marks their reunion, eight years after they co-wrote their 2011 comedy “Bridesmaids”. “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” revolves around best friends Barb and Star (Wiig and Mumolo), who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town. Dornan, 37, will play Edgar, a lovelorn spy who gets caught between the forces of good and evil. Gloria Sanchez Productions, the female-focused film and television production company founded and led by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, will produce the project along with Wiig and Mumolo.last_img read more

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Powell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calm

first_imgWASHINGTON – It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve.Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and unemployment at a 17-year low.He will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Fed chairman, when her term ends on Feb. 3. The position is considered the government’s most power economic job.But while the immediate horizon appears clear, Powell faces the risk that today’s sturdy economy, low inflation and rising stock market could reverse course in the coming months or years, forcing him to come up with the right remedies.One of the biggest threats could come from inflation, which over the past six years has been extremely low. Some forecasters, however, worry that the days of benign inflation readings could be coming to an end, especially if tight labour markets lead to accelerating wage gains.There is also the concern that the stock market, which has been soaring to record highs, could get thrown into reverse if investors begin to worry about rising interest rates.Yellen and other Fed officials have emphasized that they hope to remain on a course of gradual rate hikes but they have warned that if inflation does start to accelerate, they may be forced to apply the brakes more forcefully by raising interest rates more quickly.That is the type of scenario that in the past has brought an end to economic recoveries. And this expansion is already the third longest in U.S. history. But for the moment, those threats remain just that — threats. In fact, some Fed officials are not convinced that inflation is on the verge of picking up steam and in fact, they have argued that the central bank may need to slow down rather than accelerate its rate hikes.That is the economic landscape that Powell inherits following his confirmation for the chairman’s job by a Senate vote of 84-13 on Tuesday.President Donald Trump tapped Powell for the job after deciding against offering Yellen a second four-year term as chair despite widespread praise for her performance since succeeding Ben Bernanke.Powell, 64, has served for 5 1/2 years on the Fed’s board. A lawyer and investment manager by training, he will be the first Fed leader in 40 years without an advanced degree in economics. Many expect him to follow Yellen’s cautious approach to interest rates.Powell, viewed as a centrist, enjoyed support from Republicans and Democrats.The 13 senators who voted against Powell’s nomination included four Republicans, eight Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who votes with the Democrats.One of the dissenters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she was concerned that Powell “will roll back critical rules that help guard against another financial crisis.”During the presidential race, Trump was critical of the role the Fed played in implementing the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 law that tightened banking regulations after the 2008 financial crisis. Trump and many Republicans in Congress contended that the stricter regulations were too burdensome for financial institutions and were a key reason why economic growth since the Great Recession ended in 2009 had been lacklustre.Powell has signalled that he favours ways to make bank regulations less onerous, especially for smaller community banks.Trump will be able to essentially remake the Fed’s board during his first two years in office. He has already filled the key post of vice chairman for regulation with Randal Quarles. The president has also nominated Marvin Goodfriend, a conservative economist, for another vacancy on the board.In addition, he can fill three more vacancies on the seven-member board, including the key spot of Fed vice chairman, which has been vacant since Stanley Fischer left in October.All told, the vacancies will have given Trump the ability to fill six of the seven board positions with his own choices. Lael Brainard will remain the lone board member not to have been chosen by Trump.Powell, known as a collegial consensus-builder, could help serve as a steadying force for the U.S. economy as well as a unifying figure among the central bank’s policymakers. As a Fed governor, Powell has never dissented from a central bank decision.Educated at Princeton University with a law degree from Georgetown, Powell, known as Jay, spent many years in investment management — at Dillon Read and then at the Carlyle Group. His work there made him one of the wealthiest figures to serve on the Fed board: His most recent financial disclosure form places his wealth at between $19.7 million and $55 million. And based on how government disclosures are drafted, his wealth may actually be closer to $100 million.___Associated Press Business Writer Marcy Gordon contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Moroccan Tourism Sector on the Rise Report

Casablanca – In January 2017, overseas visitor arrivals at border posts increased by 10% relative to the same period of the previous year. Foreign tourists and Moroccans living abroad arrivals jumped by 13% and 7% year-on-year respectively.Visits from main EU markets were higher than January 2016: +13% for Spain, +8% for Germany and the Netherlands and +6% for France and Belgium. Furthermore, figures from the other markets show very encouraging signs: +1350% for China, +29% for the U.S., +41% for South Korea, +84% for Russia and +55% for Japan.Total visitor arrivals at border posts grew from January 2010 to January 2017 at a CAGR of 2.2% thanks to both foreign tourists arrivals which increased by a CAGR of 3.4%, and Moroccans living abroad arrivals which rose by a CAGR of 3% in the same period.As far as overnight stays are concerned, they leaped by 11% driven by a 21% increase in overnight stays by  non-resident tourists which counterbalanced an 8% plunge in overnights stays by resident tourists.The cities of Agadir, Casablanca and Marrakech accounted for 72% of total overnights stays in January.Agadir, Casablanca and Marrakech overnight stays increased by 20%, 7% and 6% respectively.Both Fes and Tangier overnight stays soared by 27% in the same period. Henceforth, occupancy rate rose by 2pts to 34%.For the period 2010-2017, overnight stays by non-resident tourists increased by a CAGR of 1.7%. Occupancy rate stood at 34% in 2010 as well.Regarding travel receipts, they also rose by 2.9% to stand at MAD 4 billion. read more

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UN urges improved access to information technology in hospitals schools

“The health sector stands to benefit greatly from the use of ICTs and ICT applications, for example through the more efficient delivery of health-care services and the provision of health information to the general public,” the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said in its 2010 report.“Given the soaring use of mobile technologies worldwide, m-health [medical and public-health practices supported by mobile devices] holds huge promise for improving the delivery of health services to an increasing share of the world’s population,” according to ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Development report 2010.The report recognizes that funding remains the major constraint to the spread of e-health and urges Governments to seek alternative funding sources, such as donor or private funds, as well as public-private partnerships, to complement public funding.Access to ICT within education institutions provides students with new resources and teaching tools, allowing them to acquire the skills required for the information society, the report says. Information technology also improved education administrative processes and supported teacher-training, according to the report, which was released at the ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference under way in Hyderabad, India.“Outside school hours, connected schools can provide access to ICTs for the community, including marginalized groups,” the report notes.The report provides a mid-term review of the progress made in creating a global information society by 2015, a commitment that governments agreed upon at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005.The number of Internet users has more than doubled since 2003, with more than 25 per cent of the world’s population using the Internet, Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau said in the report.In developing countries, however, the percentage of homes with access to the Internet is as low as 12 per cent, he added. ITU urges countries where home Internet access is low to invest in public Internet access points. The agency notes that many governments are actively promoting public access and some are turning libraries, museums and post offices into Internet cafés.The report makes three main recommendations on the policies and measures needed to help achieve the targets of creating a global information society by 2015. They are ensuring that half the world population has access to broadband Internet by 2015, building an ICT-literate society globally, and developing online content and applications.“To this end, governments can take a number of concrete steps, such as licensing mobile broadband operators and ensuring that broadband infrastructure is accessible to all citizens,” the report says. 25 May 2010Health institutions and schools in developing countries continue to have limited access to information and communications technology (ICT), the United Nations telecommunication said in a report issued today, calling for greater efforts to improve access to high-speed Internet services. read more

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Spotifys Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 19, to Sunday, August 25, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED STATES1. Lorde, “Royals” (Lava Music/Republic Records)2. Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes, “Almost Is Never Enough” (Republic Records)3. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball” (RCA Records)4. Klingande, “Jubel” (Klingande)5. HAIM, “The Wire” (Columbia)6. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Cash Money Records)7. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry, “Who You Love” (Columbia)8. Katy Perry, “Roar” (Capitol)9. Cage the Elephant, “Come A Little Closer” (RCA)10. John Legend, “All of Me” (Columbia)UNITED KINGDOM1. Roachford, “Cuddly Toy” (Columbia)2. Moderat, “Bad Kingdom” (Monkeytown Records)3. Klangkarussell, “Sonnentanz — Sun Don’t Shine” (Klangkarussell)4. Wild Club, “Thunder Clatter” (Big Light Recordings)5. Various Artists — Claude Debussy, “Clair De Lune” (Big Eye Music)6. Matt Cardle, “Loving You” (Cash Money Records)7. Avenged Sevenfold, “Hail to the King” (Warner Bros. Records)8. Emiliana Torrini, “Speed of Dark” (Rough Trade Records Ltd)9. Alter Bridge, “Addicted to Pain” (Roadrunner Records)10. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Cash Money Records) Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 1:27 pm MDT read more

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UK cities to get low carbon buses through £30m fund

On the winning bids for the fund, transport minister Sadiq Khan said, “Both the environment and British industry are receiving a major boost from this £30m fund. It gives the initial support needed to stop the rise in bus CO2 emissions we’ve seen over the last ten years. It will also give UK bus manufacturers the certainty they desperately need to allow them to keep their skilled labour force and continue to lead the way in green innovation.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The Department for Transport today announced the winning bids for the £30m Green Bus Fund allowing bus operators to buy low carbon buses and support a UK-wide shift to low carbon transport. The winning bus operators and local authorities will now be able to buy 349 low carbon buses, stimulating the development of the green technology industry. The buses will begin to run in main UK cities and some rural areas from next summer, with all in service by March 2012. Most are hybrids, but the fund will also support the purchase of at least 55 new electric buses. Low carbon buses use at least 30% less fuel than conventional buses, but account for less than 0.2% of buses on the road today. The government plan aims to lessen the impact of road transport on climate change as well as support the UK market for low carbon buses. The orders generated through the fund will provide a welcome boost to UK manufacturing, with an estimated 1,000 jobs safeguarded as a result of the investment. read more

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Ohio State womens soccer nets win No 200 in program history

Ohio State women’s soccer’s Friday game proved to be a milestone occasion.  The Buckeyes used two goals from junior forward Lauren Granberg to defeat the Fighting Illini, 2-1, on a chilly Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the 200th victory in the program history. “I actually wasn’t even aware of that,” coach Lori Walker said. “200, that’s great.” Walker, who has been a part of 164 of the 200 Buckeye wins, said she was especially happy that this milestone occurred on the team’s alumni weekend. “I’m really happy with where the program is and what we’ve been able to do over the years,” Walker said. “It’s nice to recognize this milestone because it includes everyone who has been a part of it.” Senior goalie Katie Baumgardner denied seven Fighting Illini shots, six in the second half with OSU protecting a one-goal lead. “I was just trying to get a hand on everything and anything,” Baumgardner said. “[Baumgardner] was tremendous,” Walker said. “Goalkeepers … you need them when you need them and she came up big tonight. She was player of the game.” OSU held Illinois well below its average of 3.33 goals per game. The Buckeyes (6-3-1, 1-0-1 Big Ten), broke a 1-1 tie in the 56th minute when senior forward Paige Maxwell played a cross that found the head of Granberg, who leaped between two Illinois defenders to finish her second goal of the game. The assist was somewhat of a redemption for Maxwell, who minutes earlier had hit the post with a header off a corner kick. Granberg’s first goal opened the scoring in the 25th minute. OSU defender Megan Fuller sent a long pass that was flicked by Maxwell and found Granberg in the center of the box. With her back to the goal, she was effective in shielding her defender from the ball while turning to fire a shot from just outside the six-yard box to put the Buckeyes up 1-0. “Without [Maxwell], I wouldn’t have been able to make those goals,” Granberg said. “She had two great assists.” The Fighting Illini (6-3-1, 0-1-1 Big Ten), leveled the game in the 37th minute when an attempted clear was deflected back into the box to a wide open Jannelle Flaws. The Illinois forward put a ground shot to the right of a diving Baumgardner for the equalizer. The Buckeyes continue conference play Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as they take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 12 p.m. read more

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Davor Dominikovic in US Ivry

← Previous Story Jelena Eric from Randers to Zajecar! Next Story → Martin Heuberger a new German NT coach – Brand after Brand? Davor DominikovicFrench handballUS Ivry handball One of the experienced European handballer with the most impressive CV, Croatian defence specialist, Davor Dominikovic (33) signed three years contract with former French champion, US Ivry. Croatian left back, who played for Paris last season, decided to spent last part of his career in French handball League. He played for Zagreb, Metkovic, THW Kiel, F.C Barcelona, Kronau, Portland San Antonio and Algeciras.Dominikovic was also a part of the “golden years” of Croatian handball with Balic and C.o winning many medals from 2003….

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RK Vardar on tour – Strahinja Milic stays home due weight problem

One of the most ambitious teams in Europe, RK Vardar Skopje went to Slovenia, where Raul Gonzales will prepare his team before the first friendly matches in the pre-season. Sterbik and Co. will work in Kranjska Gora in the next 10 days to get ready for the first tournament in the new season in Kanjiza Spa close to Serbo-Hungarian border.The Serbian goalkeeper Strahinja Milic will be replaced during the first phase of preparation with domestic goalie Gradimir Canevski. Milic has weight problems and has to stay in Skopje, where he will work under special treatment.Two other goalies are Arpad Šterbik and Petar Angelov. ← Previous Story FRENCH HANDBALL ERA: How to stop them? Next Story → Barca kid Joan Saubich on loan to PAUC

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Nonprofits program lets TV viewers tune in to energy savings

first_imgThe Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is making it easier for consumers in Washington and three other Northwest states to choose televisions that are kindest to the planet in terms of energy consumption.The nonprofit alliance’s Energy Forward program recognizes the most efficient televisions on the market, marking them with an orange Energy Forward button in retail outlets. It also has established a website, energyefficientelectronics.org, where consumers can check out the top televisions in various size categories and find local stores to purchase the products. The alliance says retailers representing 80 percent of the Northwest’s TV sales are promoting the Energy Forward televisions in their stores.The Energy Forward initiative was launched late last year, and the alliance is pushing its message now to alert more consumers to the designation during the holiday gift-giving season. The alliance notes that televisions are the fastest-growing consumer of residential power in the Northwest, using enough energy to power 300,000 homes for a year. That consumption is projected to double by 2030, with larger screen sizes and more televisions per household.There’s evidence of increasing consumer interest in curbing energy use. At the start of 2011, energy-efficient TVs promoted with the Energy Forward sticker represented 12 percent of televisions sold in the Northwest by participating retailers, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance says. By the end of this year, the organization expects that 35 to 40 percent of TVs sold in the region will carry the Energy Forward sticker.As part of its outreach, the alliance has established an Energy Forward Facebook page and is offering Northwest residents an opportunity to win one of five televisions in a caption-writing contest. The “Big Picture Photo Contest” is open through Monday at http://www.facebook.com/energyefficientelectronics.last_img read more

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Stranger Things Monopoly lets you play as an Eggo or Hoppers hat

first_imgStranger Things Monopoly is coming this fall. Hasbro Forget the race car and Scottie dog from regular Monopoly. Stranger Things Collector’s Edition Monopoly is coming, and the game will let you play as one of Eleven’s beloved Eggos, Police Chief Jim Hopper’s hat, an oh-so-’80s cassette tape, Max’s skateboard, Steve’s nail-filled baseball bat, and more.  Tags TV and Movies 59 Photos Stranger Things 3 turning Netflix ratings records Upside Down Stranger Things season 3 is now live: What’s coming for season 4? Watch the Stranger Things cast play their own video game Post a comment See all the Stranger Things season 3 photoscenter_img 0 Share your voice More on Stranger Things There’ve been Stranger Things-themed Monopoly editions before, but this one reflects all the events up through season 3. One of the player tokens is Steve’s sailor hat from his job at Scoops Ahoy, and Starcourt Mall and the Fairgrounds fill in for Boardwalk and Park Place as the priciest properties.stmonopolyeggoEnlarge ImageLeggo my Eggo playing token. Hasbro In addition to the regular dice, there’s also a four-sided die, which not only lends a D&D edge to the game but is also used to move players through the tunnels under Hawkins. Houses and hotels have been replaced by Forts and Hideouts (and the Hideouts and the regular dice glow in the dark).The game will be available this fall for $49.99 and can be preordered now. Netflixlast_img read more

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Works to avert sewage overflow commence

first_imgJharasangam: The Sarpanch of Bardipur village, Shivalakshmi Krishna, on Thursday launched the works on the main drain. The works have been kept pending for a long time. Sewerage water coming from different drains is stagnating at the school building here, emitting foul smell. The works for the main drain were launched as per the resolution adopted at a village-level meeting. Panchayat secretary Prabhakar, MPTC Raju, ward members Sunitha, Eshwaramma, Ratnamma, Balraj, Naveen, CH Pandari, Mohan, Sangameshwar, Digambar, Veeranna, Mogulaiah and others were present.last_img

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After thumping poll win Narendra Modi to be sworn in as Prime

first_imgAs the country acknowledges Bharatiya Janta Party-led National Democratic Alliance’s overwhelming success, Narendra Modi will be sworn in as country’s Prime Minister for the second term on Thursday, May 30, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.A communique from the President’s House said the oath-taking ceremony will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath, according to the official release.”President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers on May 30 at 7 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the communique issued by President’s press secretary Ashok Malik said.PM Modi was elected unanimously as the leader of the NDA on Saturday. Later, he called on the President in his capacity as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, which has majority support in the House of the People following the general election to the 17th Lok Sabha.The President, exercising powers under the Constitution, appointed Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India and sought his advise about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Earlier on Saturday, a delegation of the NDA led by BJP president Amit Shah, along with Prakash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thackeray, Nitin Gadkari, K Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.They handed over a letter to the President stating Modi has been elected the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President.The NDA together has a strength of 353 MPs in the 543-member Lok Sabha out of which the BJP has a majority of 303 Members of Parliament.(With inputs from agencies) PM Narendra Modi was elected unanimously as the leader of the NDA.Twitterlast_img read more

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Inertia grips Congress in Karnataka as leaders make no move to stop

first_imgRamesh Jarkiholi, Anand SinghTwitterThe coalition government in Karnataka is in a crisis again after the resignation of two Congress legislators from the party on the same day. More MLAs are suspected to leave as the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the backdrop of a suspected ‘Operation Lotus’ at play in the state.With the current political tension in the state, it looks like the coalition is slowly fading away and the party leaders are silently letting it happen. The resignation of the Congress legislators Anand Singh and Ramesh Jarkiholi comes at a time when the chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has gone abroad.The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao is also likely to go on a foreign trip while the state government is just hanging on a thread. Instead, Rao has assigned working president Eshwar Khandre to reach out to rebel MLAs to pacify them but in vain.With the resignation of the Congress legislators, some of the party leaders have also expressed their displeasure at the functioning style of the party. Senior Congress leader and legislator Tanveer Sait lashed out at the party saying that the Congress does not value minority MLAs. It is also alleged that the Congress MLA from Athani, Mahesh Kumathalli might be the 15th leader to resign from the Congress. He said Mahesh will follow the steps of his brother Ramesh Jarkiholi.According to the reports, Ramesh Jarkiholi is constantly pressurising Kumathalli to resign from the party while his brother and Congress leader and forest minister Satish Jarkiholi is pacifying him to stay in the party.Despite all these hiccups and seemingly a very unstable state, former CM and CLP leader Siddaramaiah is confident that the coalition will continue its term without any disruption. He alleged that the BJP leadership is directly involved in the resignation of the rebel MLAs. “They are offering power and money. They want to pull down this government but will not succeed. The two MLAs will not join BJP,” he said.The BJP has termed the coalition government as a sinking ship and that the collapse of such government is inevitable. The Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has dared the coalition government over the poaching of legislators. He said that even if the coalition attempts to poach the BJP MLAs, no one will quit the party to join the Congress-JD(S) combine.last_img read more

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Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon Video

first_imgHuawei’s high performance EM770 embedded module is one of the world’s first 3.5G embedded modules developed for Windows 7. This enables the Eee PC’s 3.5G connectivity along with Windows 7 to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity at home, work, and on the go.The Asus 1000H series PC netbooks incorporates a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a built in 3.5G modem that can connect to HSDPA with speeds of up to 7.2Mbit and HSUPA with connect speeds of up to 5.76Mbit. The modem also supports EDGE and GPRS if you’d find yourself outside of a 3G coverage area. The Asus Eee PC 1000HG netbook is selling in Taiwan for about $565 US. There has been no release date yet has to when it will be available in the west. © 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon (Video) (2009, February 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-asus-eee-pc-netbook-1000hg.html (PhysOrg.com) — At the Mobile World Congress this week, Asus has announced their up coming 1000HG netbook that comes with both WiMAX and Wi-Fi capabilities. Asus has made no commitment to a release date but stated that it’s part of their Anywhere Connectivity announcements this week at Mobile World Congress. Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things 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. Explore further Asus has also been showing a few other Eee PC models with integrated 3.5G wireless, using a Huawei EM770 WWAN module and Windows 7. These Eee PCs will be among the world’s first to boast 3.5G capabilities designed around Windows 7 mobile broadband architecture.last_img read more

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NdFeB Permanent Magnets Market global industry analysis from 2019 to 2024

first_imgThe Global NdFeB Permanent Magnets Market report has been compiled by the best subject matter experts and market research professionals to ensure that the data in the report is obtained from the most authentic sources and the forecast is of the highest accuracy.SummaryICRWorld’s NdFeB Permanent Magnets (Neodymium-iron-boron) market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Get Free Sample Copy Of This Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3234014?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=RajashrikGlobal NdFeB Permanent Magnets (Neodymium-iron-boron) Market: Product Segment AnalysisSintered NdFeB MagnetBonded NdFeB MagnetGlobal NdFeB Permanent Magnets (Neodymium-iron-boron) Market: Application Segment AnalysisConsumer electronicsIndustrial motorEnergy-saving appliancesVehicleOthersGlobal NdFeB Permanent Magnets (Neodymium-iron-boron) Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaGet Discount Copy Of This Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3234014?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=RajashrikThe Players mentioned in our reportHitachi MetalsMMCZhong Ke San HuanTDKZhenghai MagneticNingbo YunshengTianhe MagnetsShougang Magnetic MaterialJingci MagnetVacuumschmelzeSG TechnologiesViona MagneticsNingbo JinjiTwin Tower Aluminum OxideBaotou gangtieAnhui Earth-PandaStanford MagnetsSGMHPMGGalaxy MagnetsHuiqiang Magnets Related Report:GLOBAL PHOTONIC CRYSTALS MARKET (Construction Strategies, Geography , Applications) – Size, Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, Opportunities, Segmentation And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 Photonic Crystals are attractive optical materials for controlling and manipulating the flow of light. The global market for components and modules using Photonic Crystals indicates a CAGR of 33.1% and is estimated to reach $20.4 billion in 2017…..Read More https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/photonic-crystals-marketAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research25933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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