Maoist carrying reward of ₹4 lakh surrenders

first_imgA CPI(Maoist) cadre, carrying a reward of ₹4 lakh on his head, surrendered before the Angul district police in Odisha as the banned outfit did not approve of his ‘love affair’ with a woman cadre.Dayanand alias Chhotu Ganju, a section commander in the Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh division, and the woman cadre, Jali Dehury, left the Maoist outfit and returned to mainstream.Last week, one Kunu Dehury, a divisional committee secretary of Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh division of CPI(Maoist), had laid down his arms before the Sambalpur district police.“Dayanand, who hails from Ranchi in Jharkhand, was involved in 15 high-profile cases,” said Mitrabhanu Mahapatra, Superintendent of Police, Angul.Dayanand had escaped from the Chaibasa jail of Jharkhand in 2015. He had ransacked a forest beat house at Chhotkei in Satkosia Gorge sanctuary. The government had declared ₹4 lakh reward on his head. Jali, who is from Angul district, had joined the outfit in 2017.Meanwhile, in Nuapada, a former sarpanch of Bhainsadani panchayat, Hira Singh Majhi, was shot dead by Maoists. The banned outfit had alleged that Hira Singh was involved in a number of fraud cases.last_img read more

Glasshouse of the week

first_imgAfter the rant, the apologiesThe war of words between HRD minister Smriti Irani and BSP chief Mayawati assumed epic proportions. During the February 24 JNU debate in the RS, Irani told Mayawati she would cut her head off and place it at the latter’s feet if her answers weren’t satisfactory.,After the rant, the apologiesThe war of words between HRD minister Smriti Irani and BSP chief Mayawati assumed epic proportions. During the February 24 JNU debate in the RS, Irani told Mayawati she would cut her head off and place it at the latter’s feet if her answers weren’t satisfactory. Mayawati replied two days later that she was not satisfied, so what now of Irani’s promise. Both players later insisted they got an apology. Mayawati, in a rare appearance before the media, said the minister had apologised to her. Irani’s version has it that Mayawati held her hand in the lobby of Parliament a day after the debate, saying, “Child, if I had known the facts you put out earlier, I would not have raised the issue.” It’s a tie.Contact spotTelangana CM K. Chandrasekhara Rao is to increase the access of MLAs to voters by building offices for them in all 119 assembly constituencies in a year. The roads and buildings department has been assigned the task. Agencies which handle the work are to get an incentive of 1.5 per cent of the value if they complete it on time.All is forgiven?Former finance minister P. Chidambaram did the unthinkable at the launch of his new book, Standing Guard, on February 26. He got Sanjaya Baru, former press advisor to PM Manmohan Singh, to moderate a panel discussion. Baru had become persona non grata after his book, The Accidental PM, had claimed that the PMO was remote-controlled by Sonia Gandhi and that she was behind his ouster from the post. Chidambaram also got both Manmohan and Congress V-P Rahul Gandhi to attend the book launch function despite Baru’s presence. The trio was later seen exchanging pleasantries.A cool, cool sloganadvertisementThe possibility of a Congress-Left alliance in the 2016 assembly polls is giving West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee the jitters. That the EC has taken cognisance of allegations of lawlessness against her TMC hasn’t helped either. The CM with the mercurial temper has now asked partymen not to get provoked. She’s even coined a slogan to that effect-thanda, thanda cool-cool/abar ashbe Trinamool (Keep your cool, Trinamool is coming back). Party workers can’t help but wonder whether it’s a brand of hair oil with the same tagline that’s helping her keep her cool.The vote is noPM Modi has had to scrap the make-voting-mandatory-in-local-body-polls bill he recommended as Gujarat CM in 2010. Shot down then, it was passed in 2014 by CM Anandiben Patel. In 2015, the Gujarat HC stayed it after a PIL and now law minister Sadanand Gowda says it’s not on.Till death do us apartBoth houses of Parliament condoled the deaths of former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala, former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar and former J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The Rajya Sabha also added doyenne of Indian classical dance Mrinalini Sarabhai, who passed away on January 22 this year, to the list. But the danseuse found no mention in the Lok Sabha. Was it because her daughter Mallika Sarabhai is a fierce critic of Prime Minister Modi, a point the junior Sarabhai tweeted?Free for allAll from the heartA sentimental West Bengal assembly speaker Biman Mukherjee signed off in the last session of the House by saying he would love to see all the faces of the present MLAs in the new assembly as well. The Opposition seems to have liked the idea too, for they thumped their desks in assent. The speaker’s wishes appear to be out of sync with CM Mamata Banerjee’s goal of getting more than the 185 seats she got in 2011, though. Mukherjee confided to a close circle that he was speaking from his heart and not his head.A warship turned hotelAndhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu has a penchant for picking up projects that bring global attention. He’s now bent on converting the warship, INS Viraat, into a museum-cum- hotel when it is decommissioned by the Navy later this year. It’ll be moored off the port city of Visakhapatnam (which already boasts of a submarine museum). CRISIL estimates a Rs 700 crore budget which the cash-strapped state hopes to raise partially from the navy and other private partners. Decommissioning alone will costs Rs 400 crore while refurbishing it as a museum-cum-hotel will be an additional Rs 300 crore. Goa and Gujarat lost the race to AP in earning the distinction to become the third, after America and China, to boast of carrier museums.You can take the chairChief Minister Oommen Chandy’s ministers are trying their best to include out-of-agenda items in cabinet meetings just before Kerala heads for the polls. The last cabinet meeting took up 600 items, mostly confirming? casual employees in government service.? Around 57,000 casual staff work in various departments (most of them are relatives of politicians). But the babus are fighting back. The cabinet shunted out principal secretary, local self-government, James Varghese, who had opposed the illegal appointments. Additional chief secretary K.M. Abraham has now issued a GO against the same.advertisementBent rulebookThe BJP will hold its national executive meeting between March 19 and 20 in Delhi, after a year. The party constitution explicitly states that in case no meeting of the regional, district or mandal committee is held at least once in six months, the unit stands dissolved. When BJP president Amit Shah was asked this at a lunch hosted by telecom minister Ravishankar Prasad, his response was curt. “The constitution is for the party, the party is not for the constitution.”Allied benefitThe Assam BJP unit has hijacked CM Tarun Gogoi’s idea of a Maha Bujabuji (grand understanding) for the state polls. It has roped in Bodo, Rabha and Tiwa groups; the AGP is likely to join soon. The man behind the move? Former Gogoi aide and now state BJP convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma. by Santosh Kumar, Amarnath K. Menon, Kaushik Deka, Romita Datta, Ananth Krishnan, Jeemon Jacoblast_img read more

FC Barcelona not taking winning run for granted, says Ernesto Valverde

first_imgBarcelona must appreciate matching the club’s record of nine wins and a draw in their first 10 games of a Liga campaign, especially after Real Madrid’s defeat at Girona, coach Ernesto Valverde told a news conference on Monday.Barca rode their luck to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 away on Saturday to maintain a four-point gap at the top of the table, thanks to an outstanding display from goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and a Raul Garcia shot that bounced off the bar.On Sunday, Spanish and European champions Real blew a 1-0 halftime lead to lose 2-1 against Girona, who are playing in the top flight for the first time in their 87-year history.Real are now eight points behind their arch-rivals.Barca won 3-0 at Girona last month and only dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid. They also have a perfect record in the Champions League and could reach the last 16 if they win at Valverde’s old club Olympiakos Piraeus on Tuesday.”La Liga is really difficult,” Valverde said ahead of the Group D game in Athens.”We aren’t the only team that has to suffer to win. Madrid lost at Girona and Atletico drew at home (to Villarreal). The points are worth a lot and you have to work very hard to win.”We all expect to slip up at some point and the distances between teams can increase or decrease, but last weekend shows that we have to really appreciate these victories.”Barca beat Olympiakos 3-1 two weeks ago despite playing the second half with 10 men but Valverde expects a tougher time at the noisy Karaiskakis Stadium, where he is revered for leading the Greek giants to three league titles and two domestic Cups.advertisement”It’s very exciting to come back to this stadium again. It means so much to me and I’m looking forward to the game for every reason,” added Valverde, who coached Olympiakos between 2008 and 2012 in two separate spells.”We are playing for the right to qualify from the group, three points are at stake and we get to experience a marvellous atmosphere.”Barca’s rampant start to the season contrasts to Olympiakos’s dismal run of results. They have lost all three games in the Champions League and on Saturday were beaten 1-0 by fierce city rivals Panathinaikos.”In Barcelona they played defensively and tried to catch us out but at their place they’ll have a huge lift from their fans and they’ll want to beat us,” Valverde said.Barca captain Andres Iniesta has a calf injury, Gerard Pique is suspended, while fellow centre back Javier Mascherano, who has travelled to Greece, has been suffering with a fever meaning Thomas Vermaelen could make his first appearance of the season.last_img read more

No sweets, no bread: India’s hat-trick hero Mohammed Shami reveals his fitness secret

first_img India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 21:30 IST Shami celebrates after completing the hat-trick against Afghanistan (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMohammed Shami took a hat-trick in India’s victory against AfghanistanShami had been struggling with fitness issues for the past 1-2 yearsOn Saturday against Afghanistan Shami was at his best picking 4 wickets to seal victory for IndiaIndian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who on Saturday against Afghanistan, became only the second from the country to take a World Cup hat-trick, has come a long way as far as his fitness is concerned. In a remarkable turnaround from last year when his central contract was withheld after allegations of domestic violence from his wife, Shami has emerged as one of the key cogs of the Indian cricket team.Apart from battling family issues, Shami also had to fight a number of niggles which surfaced after ankle surgery. Having been a part of the Indian team during the World Cup 2015, Shami soon found himself out of the ODI side as he had put on extra weight. But after playing a crucial role in India’s win against Afghanistan, Shami revealed that he ‘cut down on food’ in order to lose the extra kilos. The results were there for all to see in Southampton.”This journey towards fitness has taken me two years. I was heavy after the injury, I used to feel tightness in my knee after long spells, so I knew I had to do something extra if I had to play for a longer time,” Shami said on Sunday after the match.”I have cut down on my food, I follow a diet and people laugh about it when I tell them that. It’s not strict but I avoid stuff doctors tell me to. I don’t eat sweets or bread, it has helped me a lot,” added Shami.advertisementEven earlier this year, Indian captain Virat Kohli had praised Shami’s fitness after the bowler made a successful comeback to the Indian ODI side.”The way Shami has come back into the white-ball set-up after his Test performances, have never seen him so lean before. He has lost five-six kilos. He’s running in and bowling so well. He’s hungry for wickets,” Kohli had said in March 2019.Shami also insisted that he is focussed on making good use of the opportunities that come his way. The India pacer also pointed out that Mohammad Nabi’s knock in the tense chase gave the team a bit of a scare.”Getting a chance in the playing XI is a bit of luck. I was ready that whenever I get a chance, I will have to utilize it. As far as hat-trick is concerned, it is a rarity at least in the World Cup. I am happy,” Shami added.”There was a point when Nabi’s flow was irritating but it’s better if you don’t show your concern or irritation which the batsman would have gauged. We shouldn’t show our weakness. From the exterior, we should always show aggression. We knew that if Nabi was out, then match belongs to us. He was the only batsman who could have built their innings.”Having won 4 out of their 5 matches, India, who are 3rd on the 10-team points table, are well placed to reach the semi-final. The former champions next face West Indies on Thursday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni suggested a yorker before hat-trick ball, says Mohammed ShamiAlso Read | World Cup 2019 Points Table: Race for top-four finish heats upFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Mohammed ShamiFollow World Cup 2019Follow Virat Kohli No sweets, no bread: India’s hat-trick hero Mohammed Shami reveals his fitness secretWorld Cup 2019: After taking a match-winning hat-trick during India’s encounter against Afghanistan on June 22, fast bowler Mohammed Shami spilled the beans on how he managed to lose the extra weight and be fit to be included in the ODI sideadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

Japanese Freighter Catches Fire in South Korea Port

first_imgzoom The 1991-built, 7050 dwt general cargo ship Fortune Ace caught fire yesterday while docked at Pyeongtaek port, South Korea, Asia Today reports.The Panama-flagged ship arrived to Pyeongtaek from Hong Kong and was reportedly carrying a cargo of coconut by-products. Local fire department managed to contain and put out the fire.South Korean Coast Guard is on scene to investigate the cause of the accident. The freighter is managed by Japan’s Shin-Un Kisen KK.No injuries or oil pollution has been reported so far.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Arrest Gujarat BJP MLA who assaulted our woman leader NCP

first_imgMumbai: The NCP Monday condemned the assault on its woman leader in Gujarat by a BJP MLA and asked if “jungle raj” prevailed in the neighbouring state even as the opposition party called for the legislator’s arrest. The BJP MLA, Balram Thawani, was caught on camera thrashing and kicking NCP woman leader Neetu Tejwani, who had approached him for resuming water supply to her locality in Ahmedabad district. Thawani, who represents the Naroda Assembly constituency in Ahmedabad, has apologised over the incident. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist NCP’s chief spokesperson Nawab Malik, however, said an apology was not going to suffice in such a matter and that the law must take its course against the ruling party MLA and his supporters. “BJP leaders and their supporters have become uncontrollable after the party’s poll victory. A woman has been thrashed. Is it some jungle raj?” Malik asked. “We demand that a case be registered and the MLA arrested. Apologising won’t suffice, it is no petty matter. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The law should take its course,” he added. Malik warned the Sharad Pawar-led the party would stage protest if Thawani was not arrested. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar and party MP Supriya Sule, too, condemned the incident. Taking to Twitter, Pawar attributed the incident to the frenzy caused by power. Sule said violence is not acceptable in a democracy. “In a democracy every individual has the right to protest, and the use of violence to quell the voice of opposition is unacceptable…,” Sule said in a tweet. Latching onto the incident, Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde of the NCP alleged the BJP government’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme, aimed at empowering girls, was a “pretence”. Munde said Thawani’s attitude showed the “BJP’s culture” and called for his suspension. The video of the incident, which took place Sunday, went viral on social media. The ruling BJP said it condemned the incident and had asked Thawani to apologise.last_img read more

Man gets federal prison for Ross Stores insider trading

OAKLAND, Calif. — A man who made millions in insider trading involving the Ross Dress for Less store chain has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison.A judge in Oakland sentenced Saleem Khan on Friday. He pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy and securities fraud.In the plea agreement, Khan said that from 2009 to 2012, he used inside trading information he got from a friend in the Ross Stores finance department to make money on options contracts involving the California-based discount clothing retailer.Khan acknowledged making more than $3.5 million but the government said his gains could have amounted to as much as $8.2 million.In 2016, Khan agreed to pay more than $15 million to settle a civil case filed by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.The Associated Press

Sandvik opens battery electric vehicle research centre in Turku

first_imgSandvik today officially opens the doors of the Battery Electrification Innovation and Development Center for loaders and trucks in Turku, Finland. This is a state-of-the art development facility that will create innovative battery products and electric solutions for the global mining and construction markets and develop technology talent in Finland.“Innovation and development start here”, says Mats Eriksson, President, Product Area Load & Haul. “We are bringing together a highly skilled workforce to drive battery innovation, collaborate and develop meaningful solutions that will benefit our company now and well into the future. In this development center, we’ve and we will continue to bring together a team made up of the best and brightest in battery, hybrid and electrification technologies, advanced engineering and many other disciplines to help Sandvik create, develop, produce and support the best mining machines in the world. Our new innovative battery electric vehicle development center will bring leading talents together from around the world to help develop the electrification and e-Drive technologies of tomorrow.”The technology center will allow Sandvik’s presence in Turku to bolster and it will inject millions of euros indirect investment in the region annually. Across the country, it will have also an estimated, positive economic impact each year.Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä, Sandvik Turku Leaders and also City Officials joined employees to open the facility of laboratories and offices that are devoted to the creation and development of battery electric vehicle technologies for use in current and future Sandvik mining and construction products.“There is no better time to invest in new technologies. Everyone welcomes Sandvik’s decision to add the new innovation and development center and many new high-tech operations – it is a real vote of confidence in the community, and in the talent and expertise of Sandvik workers.”Strong technology ecosystem and a network of globally recognized technology partners provide a robust talent pipeline for the new innovation and development center. The center with its close proximity to Sandvik’s major mining product areas in Finland, gives the company’s developers the opportunity to collaborate on projects as part of a diverse team of professionals. The center will be used to bolster Sandvik’s research efforts in core battery technologies, working closely with universities, technology institutes and other key players to do so.“Sandvik has a long history of pursuing innovation and we are excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership to battery technology and electrification initiatives. We are already a leader in diesel and electric vehicles for underground mining operations,” said Mats Eriksson.Sandvik has a long-standing history of supplying innovative products to the mining and construction markets and developing solutions together with customers.“We are now expanding our current electric loader offering to include battery technology through close co-operation with our customers.”In addition to continuously modernizing and improving Sandvik products and operations, the battery electric vehicle team works on technologies that include analytics, systems analysis, sensors, materials and processes, and product standards.“Today’s announcement is a great example of how by working together, we can continue to position Sandvik as a global leader in research and technology. This facility will be key to solving the battery electric vehicles challenges of tomorrow while making future opportunities and solutions available to our customers”, concluded Mats Eriksson.last_img read more

Kielce with 4 to Germany

After Saturday’s match between Vive Targi Kielce and Rhein-Neckar Löwen, it is Kielce that are closer to the next stage of the Champions League. Polish team won 32:28 (17:13) and thus have the 4-goal advantage. The match itself was a very good example of how dynamic and changeable a handball match can be. Teams started at the eye level; Vive played pretty good in attack which made the result 8:4 after 10 minutes. The excitement was there from the very first seconds of the game, and it was not only the yellow crowd who was excited – rough foul on Alexander Petersson in the 3. minute resulted in 2-minute suspension for Michał Jurecki and additional quarrel between players. What is more, Belarussian referees put their feet in it and were not the crowd’s favourites after making a couple of controversial decisions. The game was very fast but it brought benefits actually only to Kielce. It was hard to believe that after 20 minutes the score was 15:7. Niklas Landin in the RNL goal was not much help – he did not save even a single shot and came off already in the first half. Szmal also did not save many shots, but when he did, he did it in a spectacular way. At the end of the first half Kielce changed their tune a bit, German team improved their attitude and managed to reduce the gap to 4 goals (17:13).Second half was the continuation of Löwen’s forging ahead – due to Kielce’s teribble time in the attack, they had only 2 goals to catch up on. In the 37. Minute they equalize at 19:19 and Kielce lost all their previous advantage. However, Polish team did not lose their heads and tried to get back on the right track. Emotions were still in the air and first it was Uwe Gensheimer who got 2 minutes, and then both coaches got yellow cards. The teams surged back and forth. In the end, Kielce started gaining the lost advantage again and for that Chrapkowski and Lijewski must be given credit. Polish champions won 32:28, but even final whistle did not make all negative emotions disappear as coaches  Dujshebaev and Guðmundsson still had something to say to each other.Best scorer of Kielce was Lijewski by 9 goals, and Groetzki of Rhein-Neckar Löwen by 7. The second leg is going to take place 31 Marchin Mannheim.MARTYNA USNARSKA ← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 16: Replay 2004, fortress “Skopje”, Dujshebaev wants German scalp Next Story → VIDEO: Kielce is Happy! Kielce handball read more

Windows 8 release date set for October

first_imgAnyone who wants to play around with Windows 8 has been able to for a several weeks now courtesy of the Windows 8 Release Preview. But Microsoft has used its Worldwide Partner Conference today to confirm the release window for the final version of its new operating system.Windows 8 will be launched near the end of October, meaning anyone buying a new system in just time for Christmas is going to be booting up Windows 8 and that all new, unfamiliar user interface.Manufacturers can expect to get the OS in early August, allowing them time to decide what configurations to use and test the hardware that will ship Windows 8. As for upgrading, we found out last week that anyone running the Release Preview can grab themselves a license for $40. That’s sure to encourage a few sales.Microsoft will be hoping the release of Windows 8 follows the success of Windows 7 rather than the trainwreck that was Windows Vista. However, Windows 8 includes a number of changes that could see users turned off using it. For example, the new Metro interface and lack of a Start Menu. ExtremeTech did a great hands-on video if you want to check out what the interface is like.Microsoft now has a little over 3 months to convince us all we need Windows 8 on our machines. New hardware may ship with it as standard, but there’s millions of potential upgraders out there and business users Microsoft will be urging to take make the jump.Personally, I’ve always been someone to buy a license and try the latest version of Windows on release day. But not this time. I’m quite happy with Windows 7 and the changes to Windows 8 seem drastic enough that I’d have to sit down and figure out how to work with them or around them. I’m definitely going to play a wait and see game until my system is due its next hardware refresh.via The Vergelast_img read more

Les plus anciens restes humains de lAmérique subarctique retrouvés

first_imgLes plus anciens restes humains de l’Amérique subarctique retrouvésDatant d’environ 11.500 ans, des restes humains en partie carbonisés ont été découverts en Alaska. Ils appartenaient à l’un des premiers habitants d’Amérique du Nord.Le squelette, en partie brûlé, d’un enfant de trois ans a été trouvé dans un ancien foyer parmi les vestiges d’une habitation se trouvant à proximité de la rivière Tanana, dans le centre de l’Alaska. D’après une datation au radiocarbone, la crémation de son corps remonte à environ 11.500 ans. De plus, l’âge des ossements indique qu’il s’agit probablement des plus anciens restes humains trouvés à ce jour dans cette partie de l’Amérique du Nord, ainsi que ceux du second plus jeune enfant de l’âge glaciaire sur le continent. En analysant les dents de l’enfant, le bio-archéologue Joel Irish de l’Université d’Alaska a confirmé qu’il était biologiquement affilié aux Amérindiens et aux Asiatiques du nord-est. Par ailleurs, selon les chercheurs, les ossements restants, bien que calcinés en grande partie, pourraient encore contenir de l’ADN de l’enfant.À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?”Ce site révèle de nombreux comportements, jamais vus auparavant dans cette partie du monde durant la période glaciaire. La préservation ainsi que l’absence de perturbation du site nous permettent de voir les habitudes de vie de ces peuples anciens sous un nouveau jour”, a expliqué à l’AFP Ben Potter, un archéologue à l’Université d’Alaska à Fairbanks, l’un des quatre co-auteurs de ces travaux, rendus publics hier. En effet, cette découverte va permettre de donner un éclairage exceptionnel sur les rites funéraires et les habitudes de vie des habitants des zones subarctiques nord-américaines de la fin de l’ère glaciaire.Ce site en Alaska avait retenu l’attention particulière des archéologues. Ils y avaient déjà découvert des traces de présence humaine remontant à 13.200 ans environ.Le 25 février 2011 à 09:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les villes restent trop en marge des marchés du carbone

first_imgLes villes restent trop en marge des marchés du carboneUne étude publiée hier par l’OCDE et CDC Climat indique que 70% des émissions de CO2 liées à l’énergie proviennent des villes. Pourtant, elles ne profitent pas des financements qui existent pour faire diminuer ce type d’émissions.A l’heure actuelle, 50% de la population mondiale vit dans les villes. Ce sont elles qui produisent 70% des émissions mondiales de CO2 liées à l’énergie, indique l’étude réalisée par l’OCDE. Pour “gagner la guerre contre le réchauffement climatique”, pour reprendre l’expression de Pierre Ducret, président de CDC Climat (la filiale de la Caisse des Dépôts dédiée à la lutte contre le changement climatique), il faut décarboner les villes.  À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Pour cela, il suffit parfois de mettre en place des transports en commun propres ou de rénover des bâtiments, indique Pierre Ducret dans la présentation du rapport qu’il a faite à Paris. Il explique que “les marchés du carbone peuvent grandement faciliter la mise en place de projets urbains d’atténuation viables”, mais que “la faiblesse de l’activité relative aux zones urbaines sur ces marchés semble indiquer que ce potentiel n’est pas exploité”, rapporte Sciences et Avenir.  En effet, il y a un an, en mars 2010, les deux dispositifs prévus par le protocole de Kyoto que sont le MDP (mécanisme de développement propre) et le MOC (mise en oeuvre conjointe) ne provenaient qu’à 4% seulement des collectivités urbaines. Grâce à ces mécanismes, des pays obtiennent le droit de continuer à produire des gaz à effet de serre dans la mesure où ils financent des projets d’économie d’énergie dans d’autres pays. Il apparaîtrait, d’après l’étude, que ces dispositifs sont peu employés à cause du “peu d’autonomie dont les autorités urbaines disposent dans bien des cas pour réglementer directement les émissions de GES [gaz à effet de serre]” et de “l’insuffisance des capacités institutionnelles, en termes de ressources humaines et connaissances techniques par exemple, de bon nombre de municipalités”. Le 20 avril 2011 à 17:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des chercheurs redonnent vie à une espèce disparue

first_imgDes chercheurs redonnent vie à une espèce disparue?Une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, en Australie, sont parvenus à mettre au point un embryon vivant d’une espèce de grenouille australienne disparue depuis des décennies.  Redonner vie aux espèces disparues du globe, tel est l’objectif que se sont fixés de nombreux généticiens à travers le monde. Bien que cette utopie semble tout droit sortie d’un livre de science-fiction, une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, en Australie, affirme être tout proche de la solution. En utilisant des méthodes de clonage sophistiquées, les scientifiques sont parvenus à réactiver le génome de Rheobatrachus, une grenouille australienne disparue depuis trente ans et réputée pour avaler ses œufs afin de les incuber.Le protocole, appelée transfert de noyau de cellules somatiques est semblable à celui utilisé pour cloner la brebis Dolly. Il a consisté dans un premier temps à extraire des noyaux de cellules de tissus prélevées dans les années 70, juste avant la disparition de l’espèce, et conservées pendant 40 ans dans un congélateur. Ces noyaux ont ensuite été insérés dans des ovocytes énucléés de grenouilles cousines du spécimen. Enfin, les œufs transformés ont été soumis à une “couvaison gastrique” afin qu’ils puissent commencer à se diviser et croître jusqu’au stade précoce de l’embryon.Bien qu’aucun des embryons n’ait survécu au-delà des quelques jours, des tests génétiques ont confirmé l’existence de matériel génétique de la grenouille disparue au sein des cellules en division. “Nous regardons Lazare surgir d’entre les morts, pas après pas. Nous avons réactivé des cellules mortes dans des vivantes et ranimer le génome de la grenouille éteinte. Maintenant, nous avons des cellules fraiches préservées cryogéniquement à utiliser pour des expériences de clonage”, a commenté le professeur Mike Archer, membre de l’équipe du projet baptisé “Lazarus”.  Du clonage pour préserver les espèces en danger ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour les chercheurs, la transformation de ces embryons en têtard n’est donc plus qu’une question de temps. “Nous sommes de plus en plus convaincus que les obstacles à venir sont d’ordre technologique et non biologique et que nous réussirons”, a ajouté le chercheur cité par Science Daily. “Nous avons déjà démontré à quel point cette technologie est prometteuse en tant qu’outil de conservation alors que des centaines d’espèces d’amphibiens connaissent un déclin catastrophique”.  (Crédit photo : Mike Tyler, University of Adelaide)Le 18 mars 2013 à 14:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Kickstarter Goes for Gold With New Takes on Old Projects

first_imgKickstarter is bringing back some golden oldies this summer.The crowdfunding service on Tuesday launched Kickstarter Gold: a 40-day program spotlighting new projects by some of the site’s most popular creators.Through July 31, more than 65 artists, designers, musicians, and makers will return to Kickstarter to put “new spins on ideas from their past.”Look for familiar names like Karyn Parsons, who’s back with a new animated short that tells the story of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot.Timbuktu Labs, which raised nearly $700,000 to print Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, have already surpassed their goal to publish a sequel featuring another 100 amazing women.And comic-maker Zack Weinersmith, returning with his pocket-sized abridged version of science (yes, all of it), is well past his target—with 28 more days to go.Other inaugural projects include 3Doodler (647 percent funded), Hal Hartley (22 percent), Matthew Hoffman (12 percent), Music for Cats (30 percent), ShaoLan Hsueh (50 percent), and Wafaa Bilal (26 percent).“Participating creators were specially selected for their creativity, ingenuity, and past success on Kickstarter,” the company blog said. “We’re spotlighting them because they do excellent work—and because creators who repeatedly use Kickstarter to support and sustain creative venues are an integral part of our community’s ecosystem.”According to the crowdfunding firm, one-third of all pledges to successful projects—more than $1 billion since 2009—have gone to projects from repeat creators.Check out the full list of Kickstarter Gold enterprises online or subscribe to the newsletter. To ensure you don’t miss an important launch, visit your favorite creators’ profiles and click “Follow.”“Whether you’re just discovering their work or you’re a long-time fan, you’ll have the opportunity to support some of Kickstarter’s most inspired creators—and collect exciting rewards that aren’t available anywhere else,” according to the blog.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

More on The Briscoes renewing with ROH talks with WWE

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Triple H Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Videos Articles Former WWE Star Emma Talks Ring Of Honor Tour WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Former WWE tag team shows up at Ring of Honor/New Japan G1 Supercard event Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next In a follow up to the news this week about Jay and Mark Briscoe signing new two year deals with Ring of Honor, a new report by Dave Meltzer has revealed that WWE had extended an offer to both more than a month ago.The Briscoe’s informed ROH about the WWE offer and ROH was able to beat the offer. When The Briscoe’s went back to Canyon Ceman of WWE about the new ROH offer, Ceman informed them that WWE wasn’t going to give them a new offer and they stayed.The Briscoe’s are expected to take part in multiple New Japan tours under the new ROH deal.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ AXS TV to air a special two-part “G1 Supercard” special including the Okada vs. White match Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard Results – 4/6/19 (White vs. Okada, Triple Threat for ROH Title)last_img read more

Seyii Tolof – Tolof – Part 586 EPISODE 37 Difficult Marriages

first_imgTaaru She reflected hard after Yaaga’ story; “Look at this wretched girl she has nothing but God has blessed her with five pregnancies all male children she aborted 4 but retained one which is Abel she will have no problem with backward patriarchal society but look at me a sophisticated woman of high caliber I am nothing because I don’t have a male child especially needed in the family of my husband the traditional rulers; my beautiful, witty Seela is not valued.” She was hallucinating as Yaaga shouted her name and she came from her slumber.  Yaaga She became afraid; “Have I said anything wrong? Forgive me if I do.”Taaru “No! No! No!” She quickly catches up; “I was just thinking how lucky you are by producing boys since you started having children.”Yaaga “You are right my lady God does not give one person everything.”Taaru “Thank you sleep well we’ll see each other tomorrow.”The Sweet Couple Both of them are workaholic bred in the U.S they teased each other in romance running around and having fun as they reassured each other.Pa Gela He confronted Taaru; “My fair damsel what have you said about my request?”Taaru “I don’t  understand what do you mean? What request are you talking about?”Pa Gela “Are you kidding me your dad? You don’t want to have pity for a desperate old man?  Okay I’ll take my decision in one month’ time.” Then he left Taaru gazing.Maama Linguerre Taaru came to her quite worried; “Taaru are you okay? You looked sad can we share it?”Taaru “Mom what’ wrong with dad? He is very harsh with me, he is never this rude to me. What have I done wrong?”Maama Linguerre “He is a traditional ruler there are lots of problems on his head he is also head of a Conglomerate so many things to worry about leave him alone it is his cross to carry. Come here tell me about work.” She said so to ease her tension.Taaru “Maama I have brought along an old school mate friend whom I found in deplorable condition she is with her son an unmarried mother the child’ dad has been sentenced to 10 years hard labour without parole she also had some serious issues with her dad and step mother; I have brought her around to be my cook and will join the culinary staff immediately and will be living in the servant quarters. What do you say to that mummy?”Maama Linguerre She hugged her with a pad at the back; “Well done! You are right as a Career woman you cannot be bugged with house hold drudgery hence you recommended her why not it is alright with me and I’ll communicate with dad leave everything to me.” She hugged mom and smiled.Rich Woman Her daughter is Hanju Yaaga’ friend they nicknamed her Maama Sucre because she loves life dressing flamboyantly even at home doing nothing; Yaaga came home beaming and she knew she has good news. “Spill it out baby I know it is very good news what is the jack pot?”Yaaga “It is more than a jackpot I came across my school mama now a big girl with a big car she invited me to her mansion and offered me a good job as one of the chef of her mansion she is married to an only son of a rich traditional ruler they are just from the US and she is working in one of their department in a big conglomerate own by her father in law.”Rich Woman “Have you taken her offer?”Yaaga “Yes Ma do I have a choice? I have accepted it.”Rich Woman “That is excellent now you have  an opportunity shame your  parents they have labeled you as a failure shame them you have your good salary have a bank book and start to save and plan life for your son Abel join family planning and don’t get pregnant so soon that is my candid advice.”Yaaga “Thank you Ma what would I have done without you? I’ll keep to your advice.”Reflections She visited a Juju man with Nasaah some years back in their relationship this was what was said by him; “You are under a curse good things evade you and you’ll never make it in life as you betray those who are compassionate to you your head is like a fish you’ll never be serious until you died.”Nasaah “Who put the curse on my girl?”Juju man “Her step mother put the curse on her head when she left them for you.”Nasaah “Does her dad know about it?”Juju Man “Her dad is part of the curse he did it with her step mom.”Nasaah “I am going to attack them both wicked people how can they lay a curse upon their only daughter?”Juju Man “She is not the child of the step mother she would not have done it to her born daughter. “Nasaah “You cannot undo it?”Juju Man “I cannot the juju was thrown into the sea and has been driven away now it is her good deeds that can save her she should not bite the finger that feeds her.” To be Cont.last_img read more

Police gather new clue in search for cell phone robber

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police have a new clue in a robbery, last Wednesday, thanks to surveillance video.A camera captured a robber who, police said, stole cell phones.The robber was walking on a sidewalk near West Flagler Street and 19th Avenue in Miami as he approached a man at gunpoint. The man’s phone was stolen shortly afterwards, officials said.After the alleged robbery, the crook ran to a nearby getaway vehicle, which police are saying is a white Toyota Corolla.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

600 medical camps in 10 days Dana Kishore

first_imgHyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M Dana Kishore on Tuesday informed that they would be conducting around 600 medical camps in Greater Hyderabad from August 16 to 26 as part of the initiative taken to prevent the infectious diseases. He added that there are already around 400 medical camps were conducted in the city. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The Commissioner stated that every Friday should be observed as dry day, which would be aimed at eliminating water storage in containers, mosquito laying eggs on overhead tanks on the house, useless bottles, crates, rubber tires and water coolers. Around 650 teams from the GHMC Entomology Department are participating in the drive. Special checks on pvt hospitals The Commissioner said that they received some complaints on several private hospitals that they were charging more for treating people with general fevers, by scaring them that they got dengue fever. Special teams had been set up at district hospitals to conduct inspections for dengue fever cases in corporate hospitals, he added.last_img read more

Gunpowder Sky to Launch DUSTx Free SciFi Streaming Channel on Roku

first_img Popular on Variety Licensed films on DUSTx are set to include “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” the time-traveling comedy starring Keanu Reeves; “Paycheck,” the sci-fi action film based on Philip K. Dick’s short story, starring Ben Affleck; “A Scanner Darkly,” Richard Linklater’s 2006 animated sci-fi thriller based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name. TV shows featured on the channel include “Beyond Westworld,” the 1980 series based on Michael Crichton’s original “Westworld” film; and “Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K),” cult-favorite comedy series created by Joel Hodgson.“Since DUST’s inception, our mission has been to build a contemporary sci-fi brand,” said Floris Bauer, co-founder and president of Gunpowder & Sky. “Having our own premium channel and launching DUSTx marks a natural and significant next step in the evolution of the brand.”L.A.-based Gunpowder & Sky was formed in late 2015 by Bauer (previously head of global strategy at Endemol), Van Toffler (former CEO of Viacom Media Networks Music Group), and Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group.This news comes on the heels of DUST’s announcement that it has partnered with Lionsgate and the directors of the feature film “Kin” to create a sci-fi short-movie competition called “Kin x Dust, as well as the acquisition of Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell’s sci-fi western Prospect, DUST’s first feature film which premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim and is set to debut theatrically later this year. Additionally, DUST’s sci-fi short, Bad Peter, starring Golden-Globe nominated Frankie Shaw (“SMILF”), was an official selection at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.DUST most recently premiered the Zach Strauss-directed short film “Bad Peter” at the Tribeca Film Festival and acquired “Prospect,” starring Pedro Pascal (“Narcos,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Equalizer 2”), which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Content studio Gunpowder & Sky is launching a free-to-stream channel on Roku devices for DUST — its content division dedicated to edgy sci-fi entertainment — stocked with films, TV shows and original short films.The new channel, DUSTx, will be free to access on Roku and the programming will carry ads, which will be sold by Roku. G&S promises it will be a destination for “mind-expanding science fiction that explores the future of humanity through the lens of science and technology.” DUSTx will be available on all Roku devices starting Aug. 18.DUST, which debuted in November 2016, now has more than 2 million online followers. G&S has launched channels for the sci-fi brand on YouTube, Facebook, VRV, Pluto TV and Xumo.DUSTx is available initially only on Roku, but G&S is in distribution talks with other partners. At launch, the channel will include about 20 films, 30 series and 200 of its best short films. The lineup includes DUST short films including “Bad Peter,” starring Frankie Shaw (“SMILF”); “Rise,” starring the late Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek” films, “Taken”); and “Jonah,” starring Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Black Mirror”). Through a partnership with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, DUST late last year premiered George Lucas’ 1967 short film, “Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB,” followed by Robert Zemeckis’ 1972 student short “The Lift.” DUST also hosts podcasts and special events such as “The Future Is Female” screening celebrating female sci-fi directors in film.Gunpowder & Sky operates as a full production and distribution studio and oversees a library of over 1,500 titles. It acquired independent film distributor FilmBuff in 2016.Watch the sizzle reel for DUSTx: ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Googles Alice AI Is Sending Secret Messages To Another AI

first_imgEncryption is something we all rely on regularly to keep our information safe online, but many of us have experienced it since childhood, and in fact probably used it in school. If you ever wrote out a message in code that nobody could read without they knew the decipher rules, you messed around with encryption!That same secret message technique has now been put to a much more worrying use. Google has created multiple AI and they’ve learned how to not only create their own encryption, but are now communicating using messages nobody else can read.This Google Brain project is an experiment in deep learning techniques and involved the use of three neural networks (Alice, Bob, and Eve) created using artificial neurons. These neural nets work like a much simplified version of our brains, and they are slowly and steadily becoming more intelligent._DJ_ on FlickrThe task the Google Brain team set was for Alice to create a simple form of encryption and work with Bob to agree a set of numbers known as a key. Using this key, Bob can read the encrypted messages Alice sent. Meanwhile Eve intercepts the messages and attempts to decipher them.The important thing to remember about neural nets is they continue to learn and adapt, just like us humans do. So while initially the secret message passing didn’t go so well, Alice adapted and got better. Eve was unable to decipher the messages beyond what classes as pure chance.Having two AI communicate using encryption not even us humans can decipher hasn’t happened yet as the encryption is so simple, but there’s every chance it will with enough practice. But why would you want to encourage that to happen? Well, it will likely result in more digital security because different computing systems could allow an AI to handle data transmission using its own encryption only another AI at the destination has a chance of understanding. That would cause hackers a serious, if not insurmountable headache.Of course, it also means we’d be creating a network of highly intelligent AI systems who can chat about and plan whatever they like, and we wouldn’t have a clue what they are going to do until it happened…last_img read more