Will fully cooperate with Centre to improve law and order CM

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi government led by the Aam Aadmi Party will co-operate with the Centre to improve law and order in city keeping aside the politics, asserted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday after nine murders were reported in the national capital on Sunday. He also said that the CCTV cameras installed by the Delhi government at every Vidhan Sabha constituency will help improve the law and order situation in Delhi.”All of us need to work together to improve the law and order situation in Delhi. Safety and security of each Delhiite is important for us. Delhi govt will provide all cooperation to Centre,” tweed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkHe also said that the Delhi government has started installing CCTV cameras at a large scale. “We need to work together to improve the law and order situation in Delhi. The Delhi government has started installing CCTV cameras at a large scale. This will help a lot in controlling crimes in the capital. We will get the feed of any crime taking place in the city. It will help in taking necessary steps immediately,” said the Chief Minister. He added that all agencies, governments, and residents of Delhi need to work together. We will fully cooperate with the central government. Keeping politics aside, we need to work together to improve the law and order situation in the city. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsOn Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Delhi Police engaged in a war of words over the “dangerous spurt” in serious crimes in the national capital. The CM took to Twitter to question the safety and security of Delhiites after an elderly couple and their helper was murdered at their residence in Vasant Vihar, saying the city had witnessed nine murders in the space of 24 hours. The Delhi Police comes under the purview of the central government. “Delhi is witnessing a dangerous spurt in serious crimes. An elderly couple and their domestic help murdered in Vasant Vihar. Nine murders reported in last 24 hours across the city. Whose door should be knocked for safety & security of Delhiites ?,” CM Kejriwal tweeted. Responding to CM Kejriwal’s tweet, the Delhi Police uploaded a graph showing a 10% decrease in heinous crimes compared to 2018 and a 22% decrease in crimes committed against senior citizens due to preventive efforts of the police.last_img read more

Alberta business forum applauds linking carbon tax implementation and pipelines

first_imgThe Newfoundland-born orator quoted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who said this week in Calgary the discounts amount to a “crisis,” adding he holds the government accountable for that crisis.On the sidelines, executive fellow Ted Morton with the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, said Murphy’s speech resonates with many in the oilpatch who feel betrayed by the government in Ottawa despite Alberta’s financial contributions to the country.Trudeau said on Thursday the federal government is addressing Alberta concerns by buying the Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer and by continuing to try to get the expansion built after the Federal Court of Appeal struck down its National Energy Board approval in August.“Until there are pipelines leaving Alberta, plural, and there is oil flowing through them that will go to international markets, and US$40 price differentials are no longer the thing, until that time, it should be illegal for two lips to close on the phrase, carbon tax,” said Murphy. LAKE LOUISE, A.B. – Social commentator Rex Murphy says it should be illegal for Canadian governments to collect carbon taxes until there are new export pipelines delivering Alberta crude oil to world markets.A sold-out audience at the Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum leaped to their feet in a standing ovation as the former CBC commentator ended a fiery speech criticizing environmentalists and federal politicians alike for stalling pipelines.A lack of pipeline capacity is blamed for a glut of oil in Western Canada that has resulted in Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude trading at as much as US$52 per barrel less than New York-traded West Texas Intermediate.last_img read more

Bengal collects record revenue of Rs 10000 cr by selling liquor

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has collected a record revenue of Rs 10,000 crore in the current fiscal year 2018-19 by selling liquor.The Excise Department has received the amount till the middle of January this year. When the Trinamool Congress government came to power, the Bengal had an income of around Rs 2,117 crore from liquor in a financial year. In the past eight years, the government has successfully taken the figure to Rs 10,000 crore which is the highest in the history of Bengal since the time of promulgation of the Bengal Excise Act, 1909. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDue to constant monitoring by the various government agencies on unauthorised and spurious liquor, the overall consumption of such liquor has gone down across the state. This has also helped the state Excise Department to generate revenue as many people have switched over to authorised liquor. Earlier, the selling of illegal liquor was rampant in the state. But the police and Excise Department have carried out a major crackdown on spurious liquor outlets. A record sale of liquor in Bengal has contributed immensely in the exchequer of the cash-strapped Trinamool Congress government. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDuring the last financial year, the state Excise Department had set a target of raising the excise revenue to Rs 10,000 crore this year. In October 2018, the sale of Indian-made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) stood at 1.20 crore litre, marking a rise of 57 percent over what was recorded in 2017. Similarly, the sale of licensed country liquor in the last year touched 1.24 crore litre, 31 percent more than the corresponding figure of 2017. Interestingly, the Excise Department in 2017-18 received revenue of Rs 9,340 crore which was much higher than the collection in 2016-17 that remained at Rs 5,226 crore. It may also be mentioned here that the state government’s decision to take control over the distribution of liquor was a masterstroke by the government as it secured additional income for the state exchequer. Prohibition in the neighbouring state of Bihar is another big factor. This has also led to a sharp rise in the sale of liquor in the bordering areas of Bengal and Bihar.last_img read more

Benatiq Promises Exceptional Attention for Moroccans Living Abroad

Rabat – Minister responsible for Moroccans Residing Abroad and Immigration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq, said that his ministry would assign “exceptional attention” to Moroccans Living Abroad, and would create decent living conditions for immigrants in Morocco.  Benatiq made the statements on Friday.In an interview with the media, the newly appointed Minister responsible for Moroccans Residing Abroad and Immigration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq, said that the issues of Moroccans living abroad and immigration “are given strategic priority by His Majesty.”The official noted that his appointment is a huge responsibility that prompts him to assign “exceptional attention” to the Moroccans living abroad, as well as talented Moroccans everywhere in the world. Benatiq affirmed that his ministry would focus on all the problems at hand. On another note, Benatiq mentioned that Moroccans living abroad are strongly attached to Morocco and that the main mission of his ministry is to link them with their “native country.” Speaking of immigration, the newly appointed Minister pointed out that it is one of the priorities of King Mohammed VI, noting that Morocco has become a country that is attractive to immigrants. He stated that the ministry would focus on serving the “people who chose to settle in Morocco,” create decent living conditions for these people and facilitate their integration in Morocco.Asked to deliver a message to the Moroccans living abroad, the Minister responsible for Moroccans Residing Abroad and Immigration Affairs asserted: “The ministry will be at their disposal and its doors will always be open. Our goal is to serve the Moroccans living abroad, who should consider that their problems are our problems. We will always be there for them, and effective in solving all the problems. This will be through direct communication with them.” read more

US Judge blocks oil gas drilling over climate worries

BILLINGS, Mont. — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometres) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing public lands across the U.S. for oil and gas exploration.The order marks the latest in a string of rulings over the past decade faulting the U.S. for its inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases for oil, gas and coal.But U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras appeared to go a step further than previous rulings. Contreras said late Tuesday the U.S. Bureau of Land Management must consider nationwide emissions from past, present and future oil and gas leases.The ruling was in a lawsuit challenging leases issued in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado in 2015 and 2016.Matthew Brown And Mead Gruver, The Associated Press read more

Motor show news update – 31 May 11 am

400m runner Jamie Baulch revs up for the Olympics at the NEC Robots bring 1 June careers day to life Richard Bacon takes a break from his radio show to shop at FerrariJAMIE BAULCH REVS UP FOR THE OLYMPICS AT THE NECCelebrated British athlete Jamie Baulch greeted fans and signed autographs at the Vauxhall stand at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live. The Olympic and World Championship Silver medallists and World Indoor 400m champion was taking a final break before resuming competition next week. Jamie is looking forward to the Olympic trials in a month’s time and is optimistic about the season ahead. He said, “I’ve just returned from training in the US where I beat current 400m world champion Jerome Young.” ROBOTS BRING 1 JUNE CAREERS DAY TO LIFEAs career day approaches, an interactive, state of the art display entitled `Engineers of the Future’, at Institute of Electrical Engineers stand, hopes to attract is fair share of attention. Ian Watts of TV’s `Robot Wars’ fame and his team give an engaging demonstration five times a day introducing their audience to the fun side of engineering. Excitement is added to the display with the appearance of `Panic Attack’ the robot who won the second UK series and current UK and world champion `Chaos 2′ whose CO2 power flipper, Ian tells the crowd, can “lift over a ton!” Young faces pressed against the safety barriers got a real buzz from seeing their on screen heroes up close. Robot Wars favourites are joined by the worlds fastest walking robot and Skeltron, a female rope climbing robot with a temperamental attitude.The stand has been designed to inspire students and families to learn about engineering innovation. Dr Alf Roberts IEE Chief Executive said of the project, “We strive to help nurture and enthuse the next generation of leading professional engineers. What better place to do that than at UK’s largest gathering of motoring enthusiast”.Careers day is on Tuesday 1st June. RICHARD BACON TAKES A BREAK FROM RADIO SHOW TO SHOP AT FERRARIRadio Five Live presenter Richard Bacon took a break before recording his Sunday evening show to visit The Sunday Times Motor Show Live. The charismatic presenter was spotted ‘shopping’ on the Ferrari stand. After checking out the 612 Scaglietti and Challenge Stradale (pictured) he moved on without making a purchase, but was sure to pick up the contact details from the Ferrari representative. Richard, who is a regular visitor the British motor show, said of this year’s event, “I come every time and it’s always exciting. It’s great for previews of new models and concept cars; they’re what I really like. The interiors on some of them are breathtaking. I thought the Lexus jeep was stunning.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Meghan Markle I cant wait to be a mother

“And she [Meghan] said well yes, I have a date tonight. And I said really, with who, do I know him? And she said yes I’m sure you’ll know him, I’m meeting Prince Harry. In a whisper she sort of said it.  Meghan Markle meets children in CardiffCredit:WPA Pool Meghan Markle has told friends she “cannot wait to be a mother”, saying she “would absolutely love to have children”, her former agent has claimed.Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, Ms Markle’s friend and agent, disclosed the former actress had shared the news she was dating Prince Harry during a whispered conversation over lunch, and spoken about her hopes of having a family. Appearing in a Sky documentary, she claims she had once asked Ms Markle if she saw children in her future when they were travelling together for work in the Cayman Islands. “She said to me, ‘I would absolutely love to have children, and I can’t wait to be a mother’,” Ms Nelthorpe-Cowne said. Ms Markle is to marry Prince Harry on May 19 at Windsor Castle, becoming an official member of the Royal Family.  “Meghan and I were at lunch and she was really excited that day at lunch and I said to her you look fantastic Meghan. What’s going on in your life, you seem excited?” she said.  The Prince has previously spoken regularly about his desire to have children, his affection for his nephews and niece Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and his godchildren.In his engagement interview with Ms Markle, in November, he said of having children: “One step at a time and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”  Britain's Prince Harry plays with children as he visits a Fit and Fed school holiday programme Meghan Markle meets children in Cardiff “And I said who? And she said, Prince Harry, I’m meeting Prince Harry tonight. And I said Prince Harry?!” Meghan Markle hugs children from a street dance class in Cardiff Meghan Markle hugs children from a street dance class in CardiffCredit:Geoff Pugh Prince Harry has fun with a toddler at the Invictus GamesCredit:Samir Hussein Prince Harry has fun with a toddler at the Invictus Games Britain’s Prince Harry plays with children as he visits a Fit and Fed school holiday programmeCredit:AP Pool Interviewed for Harry and Meghan: A Love Story, which broadcasts on Sky One at 9pm on Wednesday, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne also shares details of one of their last meetings together before Ms Markle embarked on life in the UK.  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. read more

EHF Germany and Denmark – handball powerhouses

← Previous Story Casper Mortensen joins HSV Handball! Next Story → French Chartres sign four new players after promotion! The European Handball Federation released the new ranking list for the 2016/17 season, for men’s and women’s European Cups. Germany stayed dominant in the Men’s handball based on the results of the German teams in Europe in the previous three years far away from Spain, who is on the second place, but also with two teams who are going directly to the EHF Champions League.Denmark is the most successful country in the European Cups. Danish teams earned more points than Hungarian clubs which are on the second place.

Chromecast gets rooted turns out to be more Android than Chrome OS

first_imgGoogle’s surprising little HDMI stick has been causing quite a bit of noise since its surprise announcement last week, and now that users are finally getting hands on time there’s some interesting things going on in the software.There’s no other way to describe it, Google’s Chromecast is downright impressive. A $35 HDMI stick compatible with Android, iOS, and any traditional PC with the Chrome browser onboard would be a neat trick on its own, but this little stick is capable of streaming Netflix in 1080p using a system that is significantly more efficient than Apple’s Airplay.The massive wave of early adopters over the weekend has ensured that we’ve only scratched the surface of this little single core Marvell stick. In fact, one group has already claimed root access to the stick, and has issued a call to arms for other developers to step in before Google plugs the hole they found.The guys at GTV Hacker discovered a flaw in the verification of signed system images and have used that flaw to deploy a root shell on the device. This isn’t useful to the average user yet, and in fact by publishing how the exploit was possible they very well may have started a ticking clock to when Google issues an update to the hardware that fixes this flaw and renders part of their work up to this point useless.Their hope by announcing so loudly what they have accomplished, is that others in the Android modder/hacker scene will step up and help them turn this root exploit into something useful for users by deploying features that are not currently available through the Google controlled Chromecast experience.That’s right, the GTV Hacker team is calling on Android enthusiasts instead of Chrome OS enthusiasts. According to their research on the software deployed to the Chromecast, the OS powering this device is not quite the “stripped down Chrome OS” that Google claimed during their presentation. Instead, Chromecast seems to be running stripped down GoogleTV code, which places it squarely in Android territory. Because it is running GoogleTV code, you can’t just sideload an APK and install any app you please, which is why the GTV Hacker team is calling on the community to step up and lend a hand.Given the limited nature of the hardware, it seems unlikely that anything particularly interesting will come from this exploit. You probably won’t be playing Angry Birds or flashing CyanogenMod to your Chromecast, for example.While a $35 Chromecast is an interesting thing to have, $35 Android based HDMI sticks are pretty common now. They are never particularly useful, and are almost always not worth the trouble. What makes the Chromecast great is the dead simple UI and an intent to add support for more in the future.last_img read more

Charges dismissed against Navy commander accused of rape

first_imgCharges dismissed against Navy commander accused of rape KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Acting on a motion by prosecutors, a judge Friday dismissed all charges against a Navy commander who was accused of trying to rape a junior officer in her Valencia Park home in 2016.John Michael Neuhart II had been facing a third trial after two previous juries deadlocked on multiple charges.Last month, Judge Laura Halgren dismissed a charge of assault with intent to commit rape during a burglary, but said prosecutors could retry Neuhart on charges of attempted forcible rape and assault with intent to commit rape.Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza said the Navy will now assume jurisdiction of the case.Defense attorney Kerry Armstrong, who has been working on the case for 21 months, said Neuhart could face potential charges in the Navy, but “he’s a happy man today.”Armstrong said he was “pleasantly surprised” when Espinoza told the judge that the District Attorney’s Office was moving to dismiss the case.In the retrial, prosecutor Jennifer Tag told jurors that Neuhart, who was the alleged victim’s helicopter squadron commander in Guam before she was transferred to San Diego, was physically aggressive with the woman once they arrived at her home and pulled off her jeans.The prosecutor said the woman, identified in court as Kristin B., has no memory of the limousine ride home from the downtown hotel to her home, but remembers pushing the defendant out the door after the alleged assault on Sept. 12, 2016.Neuhart, 41, came around to a back door and decided to videotape the encounter with his cell phone, Tag told the jury.“I’ve wanted you for awhile,” the defendant tells Kristin through the closed door.“No! Stop,” she replies.“Is that your safe word?” the defendant says.“Yes,” says Kristin.Once she opens the door, Neuhart tells her to get a condom.“It’s not what I want,” she says. “Spike stop! Spike stop!”When called as one of the first witnesses at the retrial, Kristin testified that Spike was Neuhart’s call sign and stands for “Sweaty palms, I know everything.”A neighbor heard the woman’s screams and called 911, then confronted Neuhart, forcing him to gather up his clothes and run away, Tag told the jury, adding that Neuhart ran so hard through two canyons that he broke his leg before officers caught up to him and took him into custody.During the ordeal, Kristin told the defendant “no,” “stop” “get out” or “get off” at least 90 times in less than 15 minutes, the prosecutor said.Armstrong told jurors that Neuhart, a married Iraq War veteran and father of six, and his client had a mutual attraction to each other. He said things might have been misconstrued that night, and both of them were drunk.Neuhart thought Kristin, a helicopter pilot and a lieutenant, had been flirting with him while they were in Guam, Armstrong said.The attorney showed jurors hotel surveillance video in which the two are seen hugging and kissing at the bar and in an elevator the night of the incident in San Diego. At the end of the evening, he said, they debated where to go and decided to get a ride to her house.The limousine driver thought Kristin was flirting with the defendant, the defense attorney said.Neuhart asked her in the limo, “Does no mean no tonight?” and she said no, according to Armstrong. Once at her home, Neuhart was confused because she was giving him mixed signals, his attorney said.Neuhart decided to record the event because it was getting “so weird” and he wanted to protect himself, according to Armstrong.The attorney said his client never touched Kristin’s private parts that night.The defendant was relieved as commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 based at Anderson Air Force on Guam after his arrest.He is still a Navy commander working a desk job in Coronado, Armstrong said. June 1, 2018 Posted: June 1, 2018last_img read more

Job fair brings opportunities to Sunrise

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Several companies looking for new employees are set to participate in a job fair in South Florida.The job fair will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.Forty companies are on hand, and more than 2,500 jobs in a variety of fields are available.Make sure to pre pre-register on our website.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Avengers Endgame is a nearperfect Time Heist but we still have some

first_img More spoiler-filled Endgame pieces Stark solves this with a “time-space GPS,” a way for the team to travel through the quantum bridge without getting lost in it. None of any current science suggests that this is possible, writes Shankland. But then he leaves the door open a tiiiiiiiny bit, giving us hope that maybe that ugly brown van’s quantum bridge was actually a wormhole (!!!).With a form of so-called exotic matter — something with negative energy density — you could prop wormholes open, but nobody knows if this is even possible, except at the minutest quantum-mechanical scales.What I’m hearing is that Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man, played by Michael Douglas) and co. created a wormhole, accidentally left Scott in it, and then the Avengers used the same wormhole and their GPS devices to save this single universe.We’re all cool with that right? Share your voice Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling sequel to every MCU… 2:58 nullThe Avengers made use of the same wormhole Scott was accidentally left in. Right? Marvel Studios Lingering questionsCool with it or not, that’s what happened in Endgame, leaving some people with a lot of questions. Here are a few I’ve gotten since the movie’s record-breaking opening. Can the Avengers only go back to their own pasts, or could they go back even further?Honestly, it’s unclear. Maybe they only have enough Pym Particles to go back a certain amount? But it’s not like any team members needed to go back further — all the Stones were spotted in the team’s last decade-ish. How did Cap end up old when everyone stayed the same age?TL;DR: 2023Cap took the long way back to the present. After fighting with 2014Cap and remembering (yet again) what he gave up for the good of the universe, and after glimpsing Peggy Carter in 1970, 2023Cap (the one who swears) makes a defining decision.As 2023Cap is using the quantum bridge to go back and replace the Stones and Mjolnir from exactly when they were stolen, he realizes he’s done his service and that his future can be a different past. Cap drops off all the heisted items and instead of going forward with the final vial of Pym particles, he heads back to make that date with Peggy. (Or maybe a couple years later, after season two of Agent Carter.) Does this mean, as some have claimed, that he “stood by” while Hydra took over, or prevented Peggy from marrying her other love and having kids?Not at all, first and foremost because 2023Cap would never stand by while injustices raged on. Cap knew Hydra and other threats would be taken care of because he took care of them. Literally, his past self dealt with Loki and Hydra and Thanos, and he knew it would happen because he’d already done it. (You’ll recall this because your future self can’t affect the past, as mentioned above.)And second, Peggy’s husband is *never directly named or shown.* That’s huge and means it could easily be 2023Cap disguised and/or hiding if he ever needs to, or when his past self visits Peggy.Fact is, Shankland answered this in his scientific strip-down of Endgame: Hollywood could have another big beef with physics: Time travel strips away any actual control any of us has on our own future, said Richard Muller, a physics professor at the University of California, Berkeley.”If wormholes exist and we can go backward in time, it’s a consequence in physics that we would be not be able to exercise free will. We would not be able to change our minds,” he said.It’s this simple: 2023Cap went back in time because he was always meant to go back in time.null2023Cap would never stand by while injustices raged on. Marvel Studios Wait, how does Nebula and Thanos dying work? And how is Gamora living now?Yes, 2014Nebula and 2014Thanos are dead. D-E-D, dead. So is 2018Vision, 2018Heimdall and 2018Loki, 2023Natasha and 2014Gamora. So is this whole list of people.While I agree it seems strange that 2014Nebula would be dead even as 2023Nebula survives, it’s still for the same reason as Prof. Hulk and Nebula keep hammering: Your future self can’t affect your past self — apparently even to kill it.We saw Loki though, where (when?) is he??2012Loki though is alive and likely about to embark on his wild Disney Plus ride of a show. WHICH now has the option of diving deeper on the evil Loki, aka best Loki, and exploring the multiverse.So all the timelines just coexist forever now?Exactly. We now have a full-fledged multiverse in the MCU.Probably.Hold onto your butts.If multiple timelines exist, does that mean somewhere in space/time there is a timeline where everyone is still dead and they didn’t succeed and we’re just not seeing it?Yes. Well, maybe. In either case, aren’t you glad we don’t live there? How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order TV and Movies Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame isn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last, onscreen presentation of time travel. But maybe in the future it’ll be the past’s best representation of the clearest dissection of time travel. Because Endgame does good work to make sure its rules of time travel make sense, both scientifically and within Marvel Cinematic Universe canon.Those of you who’ve already seen Avengers: Endgame are already aware the major plot point of Endgame involves time travel — that’s how they bring back the “snapped”. As my colleague Stephen Shankland explains, according to science, “Marvel’s massive superhero movie bends the rules of the universe” with this movie. But it’s called science fiction for a reason.So… Marvel Studios “Should be fine if we strictly follow the rules of time travel,” says Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd) as the surviving Avengers discuss the perils of changing what once was. “No talking to your past self, no betting on sporting events.” Tony Stark (aka Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr.) tells Lang that movie (Back to the Future) is “horseshit.”Which begs the question: What *are* the rules? Well, as the Avengers educate Professor Hulk, there are more than a few pop culture, timey-wimey examples that have screwed up our notion of what time travel actually means.According to the Avengers, here are just some of your favorite properties that didn’t handle time travel properly:Back to the FutureStar TrekHot Tub Time MachineTime After TimeTerminatorTimeCopQuantum LeapSomewhere in TimeA Wrinkle in TimeBill & Ted’s Excellent AdventureDie Hard (“Wait, no, that’s not one,” says Lang.)  Back to the Future is a buncha bullshit. Ant-Man in Avengers: Endgame null 3:14 26 Photoscenter_img Deaths, twists and ending: Our biggest questions The Avengers’ quest for the Infinity Stones explained Diving into the real science of Endgame’s biggest paradox Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future Quantum tunnel, quantum bridge, quantum everything”Have either of you guys studied quantum physics?” Lang asks Natasha (aka Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (aka Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans). “Only to make conversation,” says Natasha.With the word “quantum” still thrown in front of everything in this movie, it gets confusing deciphering what’s actually real science and what’s comic book science.In the movie, Tony Stark describes the EPR Paradox, or the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. Stark explains that it means Lang wasn’t actually going anywhere inside the quantum tunnel: “Instead of Lang going through time, time is going through Lang,” he tells Steve Rogers. If you have more questions we can talk in circles about, leave a comment and let us know! Now playing: Watch this: 0 The group didn’t even mention Doctor Who, Looper, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Time Machine, 12 Monkeys, or Men in Black 3. Time travel is one of the core tenets of sci-fi, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy (a) for a film or show to execute properly or (b) for people to understand.Thankfully though, it is technically rooted in reality, again according to my colleague, quoting famed physicist Stephen Hawking: “General relativity can permit time travel,” Hawking said. “Science fiction fans need not lose heart.” Phew.The time travel paradox Why these other franchises are so off is relatively easy to explain: If you go back in time and affect the past or blatantly change it, your actions will change things in the future. As in Back to the Future, and as the Grandfather Paradox states, you could potentially prevent your own birth. Sort of like a Butterfly Effect sending ripples through your own life.In a “typical” linear timeline of B2TF, Marty McFly’s parents meet, have Marty, then grow old. Marty is born, grows up with them and then heads back to the 1950s. But in the film, things get weird because time is a loop. We learn Marty will leave his present (Point D), to head back to the ’50s and change the past (Point A). This action then affects his current present future (Point E to him, Point B to his parents) by erasing his birth in his own near-future past (Point C).avenges-endgame-time-heistingEnlarge ImageI made a perfectly simple chart so you can visualize it. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET As Lang says incredulously, “So Back to the Future is a buncha bullshit.”The best representation of how the Avengers approach time, and travel within it actually comes later in the movie, after they’ve weighed the merits of time travel in movies. Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One explains it to Professor Hulk’s astral form (which takes the form of human Bruce Banner): Removing one element (or an Infinity Stone, in their linear flow example), causes a split in the timeline creating a different path for the world.The “time travel paradox” doesn’t make sense, because that’s not how time works — in the real world or in Endgame. Changing a thing in the past that prevents a future thing, just means nothing happens. (But that’s a boring movie, so I get it.)Using the B2TF example, that means if Marty wasn’t born at Point C, then he couldn’t go back to Point A during his own current timeline of Point D, so he couldn’t have had any effect on his parents getting together at Point B, and therefore wouldn’t be able to make it to Point E to change anything.See? It’s simple.As Prof. Hulk says: “I have no idea! We’re talking about time travel here. It’s either all a joke, or none of it is.” Now playing: Watch this: Tags Travel Marvel Captain America Iron Man The Hulk The Avengerslast_img read more

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal responds to HSBC slashing apps valuation

first_imgDeepinder Goyal, CEO of food-ordering app Zomato, wrote a long blog post on Monday in response to HSBC’s brokerage arm cutting its valuation by half to $500 million. Info Edge, the largest shareholder in Zomato, also disagreed with the steep markdown. “Our traffic in India, our home market, also grew 8% in April 2016 over March 2016. We have over 8.5 million monthly uniques in India alone – very few Indian companies can claim that much traffic share in a single category. Also, we are currently present in 23 countries, and we are the market leaders in 18 of them,” he wrote.Earlier, HSBC’s brokerage arm downgraded Zomato’s valuation, saying the Indian restaurant search and food delivery start-up was not profitable in any of the 23 markets it operates globally.”We do a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis and value the business at 50% lower to the USD1-billion valuation,” HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) said in a note titled “India Internet – Lot of Growth but Slim Pickings”, Mint reports.”Zomato is present in 23 markets so early on and none is profitable, which implies that to address both the investments in last-mile delivery and losses in international operations, fund-raising will be a continuous phenomenon, suggesting current valuations don’t make much sense,” the note added to explain the markdown.Zomato was valued at about $1 billion when it raised $60 million in fresh capital last September from Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte and existing investor Vy Capital, Mint added.Zomato’s largest shareholder Info Edge said it does not agree with the HSBC note. “We respectfully disagree with several of the points raised by the HSBC report,” Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder and executive vice-chairman of Info Edge told the business daily. Info Edge was downgraded by HSBC in an earlier note on April 19. Info Edge India is an online classifieds company with interests in services that include online recruitment, matrimonial, real estate & education classifieds. It has three wholly-owned subsidiary companies, Naukri Internet Services Private Ltd, Jeevansathi Internet Services Private Ltd and Info Edge (India) Mauritius Ltd.In its April note, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) had said that except for its job listings portal, all other were yet to start earning profits.”The company operates the leading job listings portal in India, but its other businesses have yet to break even and, unlike consensus, we don’t see the situation improving any time soon,” it said.It then analysed business-wise operations of Info Edge to say that Zomato does not have a sustainable business model. “First, we foresee competition from start-ups forcing Info Edge to continually invest in upgrading its job portal, which would cap margins. Second, its real estate portal is operating in a weak property market and is struggling to take market share from print. Lastly, we don’t think its restaurant search portal has a sustainable business model.”The Info Edge stock ended at Rs. 718, down 0.83 percent from its previous close.last_img read more

Bangladeshi killed by BSF BGB

first_img.A Bangladeshi national was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Burimari border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat on Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased is Arshadul Haque, 30, son of Ehsanul Haque of Islampur village of the upazila.Commanding officer of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) Rangpur-61 battalion lieutenant colonel Shariful Islam said when Arshadul went to 840/3 Sub pillar of the border to bring cattle, a patrol team of BSF fired gunshot on him, leaving him dead.BGB has sent a letter to BSF for holding a flag meeting in this regard, he added.last_img

EcoFriendly Surveillance NEC Develops Enhancement That Uses Fluorescent Light Tubes

first_imgNEC spy camera – Credit: NEC & Digital World Tokyo Minuscule microbes wield enormous power over the Great Lakes, but many species remain a mystery Citation: Eco-Friendly Surveillance: NEC Develops Enhancement That Uses Fluorescent Light Tubes (2007, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-eco-friendly-surveillance-nec-fluorescent-tubes.html NEC has developed a wireless security camera that utilizes energy from fluorescent light tubes. Workplace employee surveillance cameras can be neatly tucked away in the false ceilings along side the fluorescent tubes. The surveillance camera is tethered to the fluorescent light by a single wire with a ring-like adapter at one end. As reported by Digital World Tokyo, the camera is activated when the lights are turned on. The act of flipping the light switch activates the electricity generated by the Sharp-created technology located in the ring through electromagnetic induction. The magnetic field created by the AC source in the fluorescent light tubes is the energy source the technology development utilizes. The magnetic field frequency of 45 to 100 kHz can be used by the ring to generate enough electricity,(120 mW), to power up the camera. The camera is a standard-VGA resolution unit that takes pictures every ten seconds. The images are transferred to a PC utilizing an ordinary WiFi chip that draws power from the fluorescent light source. NEC is a leader in surveillance and security solutions for the 21st Century. NEC envisions the use of the energy saving technology will be useful for merchants in determining on-site marketing trends. Other uses include hotel surveillance for security purposes. In the work place, the unobtrusive surveillance system employs green technology and may entitle purchases to be offset by applicable rebates and credits. NEC is focused on promoting environmentally conscious technologies and enhancements for current devices. NEC is a member of the “Team Minus 6% Project,” whose mission it is to reduce energy consumption by six percent. NEC is currently involved in the development of solar power for PCs, recycling and the utilization of energy saving fluorescent light tubes as well as other alternative Eco-friendly energy sources. Copyright 2007 Mary Anne Simpson & Physorg.com. All rights reserved. Web Sites and Bloggers may provide the introductory paragraph and a link to the story, but may not copy, redistribute, rewrite or publish the story in whole or in part without written permission of the author or publisher. 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 NEC has developed an Eco-Friendly adaptation that allows surveillance cameras to utilize energy from fluorescent light tubes. The surveillance system can be tucked into the false ceiling next to the fluorescent lights.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 29, 2008 ACR Assumes Imaging Accrediting Role in the Medicare System Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more July 30, 2008 – The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced today it will complete the process to become a deemed accrediting body for the Medicare program and work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide the accreditation services that the new law requires.The newly passed law, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331), which averted a massive cut in Medicare physician payments, requires that medical imaging providers be accredited by Jan. 1, 2012, in order to receive reimbursement from Medicare for MRI, CT, PET and Nuclear Medicine procedures.In addition to mammography and radiation oncology, the ACR currently has programs to accredit MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, PET, ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound. ACR accreditation requires that the physicians supervising and interpreting medical imaging meet stringent education and training standards. ACR accreditation also requires that the imaging equipment is surveyed regularly by qualified medical physicists, in order to ensure that it is functioning properly, and that the technologists administering the tests are appropriately certified.ACR accreditation is an efficient process of both self-assessment and independent external audit, based on the ACR guidelines and technical standards, which assesses the qualifications of personnel, policies and procedures, equipment specifications, QA activities, patient safety, and ultimately the quality of patient care.The purpose of these programs is to set quality standards for practices and help them continuously improve the quality of care they provide to their patients. ACR staff meets regularly with members of Congress, congressional staff, and CMS officials. The College will continue to keep members and other stakeholders informed of any developments as the Medicare accreditation process moves forward.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Negative Equity Rate Improves But Still Tugs on Housing Market

first_img Housing Market Negative Equity Recovery Underwater Borrowers Zillow 2015-12-03 Staff Writer The amount of underwater mortgages in the U.S. continues to decline, but is not fully helping the housing market on the road to recovery, particularity in many large markets that were heavily impacted during crisis times.The negative equity rate nationwide fell in the third quarter to 13.4 percent of underwater borrowers, down from last quarter’s percentage of 14.4. One year ago, 16.9 percent of homeowners owed more on their home than it’s worth, Zillow’s Negative Equity Report showed.According to the report, nearly 1 million homeowners were able to come out of negative equity in the third quarter. This will allow them to sell or refinance their homes prior to the expected interest rate hike later this month.”Negative equity has become almost an afterthought in a handful of the nation’s hottest markets, but is holding back the recovery in dozens of large markets nationwide,” said Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s Chief Economist.She added, “Despite steady declines in negative equity, many cities are still facing tight inventory, especially among entry-level homes. Those homes that are available are often not in demand and stay on the market for a long time. This can be extremely frustrating for buyers and sellers alike, as they come face to face with the difficult side effects of negative equity.”Zillow noted that negative equity rates are usually close to 2-5 percent, and today’s rate is a haunting reminder of the housing crash and the recovery that has yet to happen in some markets.Las Vegas, Nevada has had the highest negative rate in the nation for nearly five years, with 22 percent of underwater homeowners and 19 percent effectively underwater (less than 20 percent equity in their homes).Kansas City, Missouri and Cleveland, Ohio followed with negative equity rates of 16.6 percent and 16.8 percent, respectively, the data found.The report showed that San Francisco, California and San Jose, California are the only cities where less than 5 percent of homeowner owe more on their home than it’s worth.”Negative equity affects individual homeowners, but markets with high negative equity rates tend to have fewer homes for sale, especially lower-priced homes favored by first-time homebuyers,” the report stated. “In markets with a lot of negative equity, homes generally take longer to sell than in other places.”Smallest Share of Underwater HomeownersSan Jose, California – 3.0 percentSan Francisco, California – 4.7 percentDenver, Colorado – 5.5 percentDallas-Fort Worth, Texas – 5.8 percentPortland, Oregon – 6.2 percentLargest Share of Underwater HomeownersLas Vegas, Nevada – 22.1 percentChicago, Illinois – 20.6 percentAtlanta, Georgia – 18.6 percentSt. Louis, Missouri – 17.6 percentBaltimore, Maryland – 16.9 percentClick here to view the full report. Negative Equity Rate Improves, But Still Tugs on Housing Market in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img December 3, 2015 668 Views Sharelast_img read more

ARMs Take Record Market Share

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination Adjustable-Rate Mortgages ARMS Ellie Mae Mortgage Loan Applications Mortgage Loan Closings Mortgage Loan Origination 2019-01-24 Krista Franks Brock January 24, 2019 1,941 Views ARMs Take Record Market Sharecenter_img The percentage of Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) closed in December reached 9.2 percent in December, the highest on record for Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Report, which has been revealing data since 2011.This is up from 8.9 percent a month earlier and significantly up from the 5.6 percent share recorded a year ago.The spike in ARMs is “another key indication of how demand has outpaced supply in the housing market as consumers pursue their dream of homeownership,” explained Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae.The uptick in ARMs occurs alongside rising mortgage rates, which ended the year at 5.17 percent for 30-year loans of all types, up from 5.15 percent in November and 4.28 percent a year ago. Conventional loans ended the year with a rate of 5.19. For FHA loans, the rate was 5.20 percent, and for VA loans, the rate was 5.01 percent. Rates rose across all loan types over the year in 2018.ARMs were most popular among conventional loans, making up 9.2 percent of this section of the origination market. They accounted for 0.9 percent of FHA loans and 0.5 percent of VA loans in December. While still only a fraction of a percent, these rates represent a small uptick over the year among these types of loans.Purchase loans made up 71 percent of the loan origination market in December, up 1 percentage point from a month earlier but up notably from 60 percent a year ago, another reflection of rising rates over the year.Conventional loans made up 64 percent of loans closed in December. FHA loans accounted for 20 percent, and Veterans Administration loans accounted for 11 percent of the market.For loans closed in the month of December, the average time to close was 47 days, just one day longer than the length of time for loans closed in November. It took an average of 47 days to close a purchase loan in December and 44 days to close a refinance loan.Across all loan categories the rate of closed loans—the percentage of applications received in the past 90 days that closed in December—was 71.4 percent, up from November’s rate of 70.1 percent and comparable to the 71.2 percent recorded a year ago.The average FICO score for loans closed in December was 726, down just one point from the rate recorded during each of the previous three months and up from 722 a year earlier.The average loan-to-value ratio was 79 for the fifth month in a row. Similarly, the debt-to-income ratio matched that of the previous two months, 26/39 and was nearly the same as one year ago. Sharelast_img read more

Scenic is offering a one hour Harley Davidson side

first_imgScenic is offering a one hour Harley Davidson side car tour ride through the Canadian countryside, with Jasper Harleys, as a Scenic Freechoice option in the 2020 Canada, Alaska and USA programs. Icons of Western Canada and Alaskan Cruise – 22 Days, Victoria to Vancouver, from $12,695 per person FreechoiceHarley-DavidsonSceniclast_img