Sydney: Australia plans to block websites to stop the spread of extreme content during “crisis events”, the country’s prime minister has said. Speaking from the G7 in Biarritz Sunday, Scott Morrison said the measures were needed in response to the deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques in March. The live-streamed murder of 51 worshippers “demonstrated how digital platforms and websites can be exploited to host extreme violent and terrorist content,” he said in a statement. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”That type of abhorrent material has no place in Australia, and we are doing everything we can to deny terrorists the opportunity to glorify their crimes, including taking action locally and globally.” Under the measures, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner would work with companies to restrict access to domains propagating terrorist material. A new 24/7 Crisis Coordination Centre will be tasked with monitoring terror-related incidents and extremely violent events for censorship.
MONTREAL – Eight months after their 27-year-old son Noam was fatally shot by Montreal police following a car chase, Jacob and Rachel Cohen still have more questions than answers about why he died.Since Quebec’s police watchdog has taken over the investigation, the family still doesn’t know how many policemen were at the scene, whether there were civil witnesses or video surveillance, what conversations took place over police radio, or whether proper investigative protocols were followed, they said through a family spokesperson.“You don’t know what’s happening, you’re scared to live a second injustice,” said Michele Cohen.“One, (that you) lose your son, and two, that light won’t be made on the events that took place.”The family is one of several who are criticizing Quebec’s bureau des enquetes independentes, known as the BEI, for a lack of transparency after a lawyer raised the issue earlier this week.The family members reached by The Canadian Press say they’ve had trouble getting updates on the deaths of their loved ones, and some say they have little faith in the independence of the process to investigate police-involved shootings and deaths.Earlier this week, lawyers representing the family of a Montreal man who died during a police intervention last June announced they are suing the city over his death and released a video that allegedly shows the incident.Lawyer Alain Arsenault said that Pierre Coriolan’s family decided to release the video in part because they haven’t been able to get answers about how he died.“The BEI is currently ensuring that the family cannot have Pierre Coriolan’s autopsy report, so we cannot tell you today whether it was two bullets, three bullets, two shots of Taser, three shots,” he said.In a news release following the June incident, the investigations unit said Coriolan was distressed and holding a screwdriver in each hand when police responded to a disturbance complaint at a housing complex in Montreal’s gay village.Police first used a Taser and rubber bullets on Coriolan, the watchdog reported, but eventually drew their service weapons when those methods failed to subdue him.The watchdog group was created in 2016 in response to criticism over the previous policy of calling in a second police force to investigate officer-involved shootings.But Arseneault said Wednesday that the bureau has a “credibility problem” stemming from the fact that most of its members have a police background, either as ex-officers or civilian police employees.In Noam Cohen’s case, the family wonders why the initial news release following the death appeared to be drawn entirely from the account of police officers involved at the scene.Michele Cohen said the release, which states that the 27-year-old had tried to hit a road worker with his car and then accelerated towards police officers, contains unverified information that could prejudice other witnesses.In a statement, a spokesperson for the bureau said that it understands the impatience felt by families and tries to keep them informed whenever possible.But Martin Bonin-Charron said parts of the investigation need to be kept confidential for legal reasons.“This is particularly true of the content of the various expert reports, including autopsy reports, which are not public documents and have never been, even before the BEI’s entry into operation,” he wrote.But when investigations take months or years, the wait for a final report can be frustrating, according to Dave Dupont Rivard, whose brother Francis died after an altercation with Quebec provincial police in Oct. 2016.He said the family got “no information whatsoever” from investigators until the final report was filed the following June.He was also critical of the report’s findings, which he believes downplays the statements of witnesses who alleged the police had acted wrongly when they tried to subdue the agitated 29-year-old and did not do enough to save him.“I will always be convinced that there was an error on the part of the police but there’s nothing we can do, because we’re talking about a simple citizen up against police, who represent the law,” Dave Dupont Rivard said in a written exchange.Sylvia Simioni Boire, whose son Patrice died in a car crash last March after being pursued by Quebec provincial police, said the investigator who met with her initially was kind and informative.But now, almost a year later, she hasn’t been able to find out how the probe has progressed or even if it’s still open.She feels the lack of sensitivity shown towards families reflects an attitude that the victims are to blame for their own deaths.“I don’t know, they’re not too compassionate,” she said. “They say it’s our guys who ran after them, but we’ll never know the bottom of the story.”
The Canadian PressTHOMPSON, Man. – Four people from Oxford House First Nation have been charged with murder in last weekend’s death of a man in northern Manitoba.RCMP were called early last Saturday morning to a Thompson hotel where the 35-year-old alleged victim had been found seriously injured.The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, but police have not released his name.Mounties say the four people who are all in their 20s, were arrested between Monday and Thursday.Carla Wass, Warren Bradburn, Gregory Hart and Randal Hastings are facing a count of second-degree murder.All four remain in firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnnews
HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Less than two months after he was released without cause from his position as the Peace River Regional District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Cvik is now serving as the District of Hudson’s Hope’s CAO.Cvik was terminated by the Regional District Board without cause during a closed-door meeting in Dawson Creek on May 18th.He was hired by the PRRD in 2014 to replace former CAO Fred Banham, who was retiring that year. As reported by the Alaska Highway News, Hudson’s Hope released its CAO Tom Matus without cause at the end of June.Mayor Gwen Johansson said that hiring Cvik to replace Matus on an interim basis made sense.“It wasn’t terribly complicated. We had a vacancy, and he was available,” said Johansson.She explained that councillors voted in favour of hiring Cvik for a period of one year at a Council meeting on July 9th, though she added that the contract has a clause that allows him to leave with sufficient notice.Johansson said that if Cvik and District Council is happy at the end of the one-year contract, the District would consider keeping Cvik on permanently.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday to file an affidavit indicating the powers it has to ensure implementation of its guidelines regarding disclosure of expenditure by political parties. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani gave a final opportunity to the poll panel to submit the document and said it if fails to do so then the court will proceed to pass orders. The high court also noted that the matter has been pending for the last five years and the direction to EC in February to file the affidavit has not been complied with till date. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSenior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the petitioner NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), argued that political parties don’t file income tax but claim exemptions, requiring intervention. The matter is posted for next hearing on July 16. The high court had earlier asked the EC whether it is powerless to take action against political parties which do not comply with its instructions to disclose funding and expenditure details. It said EC has to ensure that its instructions are followed by political parties and had asked, “Do you have no power (to take action) under the existing law?” ADR is seeking implementation of the guidelines as well as the Law Commission’s recommendation that a provision be enacted to monitor and regulate the expenditure by political parties during elections.
REGINA — One of the biggest backers of the Keystone XL pipeline is acknowledging that the project is likely doomed to fail.The Saskatchewan government is expecting Keystone’s (TSX:TRP) demise after American Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said she opposes it.Clinton said Tuesday that the project has been a distraction and she doesn’t believe it’s in the best interests of what needs to do be done to combat climate change.Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Keystone XL pipeline: ‘I oppose it. I oppose it’One of Keystone XL’s biggest backers in the U.S. Senate says Obama is about to reject the pipelineNo pleasing Obama on Keystone XL: Why Canada’s climate change moves are futileSaskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd says he’s not surprised by Clinton’s stance, but also that opposing Keystone won’t stop Canadian oil exports to the U.S.Boyd also says Clinton appears more interested in appeasing certain environmental groups and the celebrity critics of fossil fuels than putting forth what he calls sound energy policy.The Saskatchewan government and Premier Brad Wall have been vocal supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oilsands crude from Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.“While the rejection of Keystone seems likely, the government of Saskatchewan will continue to advocate for an expansion of pipeline capacity to move Western Canadian oil to tidewater,” Boyd said in a statement Wednesday.The Canadian Press
Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The Financial Post set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. You can find all of our coverage here.Financing a technology startup in Canada is like an art form, according to Mark Usher, chairman of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.Entrepreneurs often start out with nothing but an idea and a blank canvas to paint it on. In a company’s earliest stages, they add a base layer of funding by pitching wealthy strangers on the basis of that idea alone, hoping to secure a lifeline.The picture begins to take shape when they have to convince venture capitalists that their business will amount to more than just a mom-and-pop shop, with the future expansion of their company on the line. Canada’s cybersecurity firms keep turning to the U.S. for funding, leaving us without a homegrown leader Innovation Nation: Canadian startups need new angel investors — maybe you How foreign companies use Canada’s universities to steal away huge chunks of intellectual property Innovation Nation: Why has the government put a cap on innovation success? The details are then flushed out and completed when they’re able to obtain a $20-million cheque — something so rare in Canada that management teams generally have to acquaint themselves with U.S.-based private equity funds.They have to do this, of course, while continuing to secure sales and running their business on a day-to-day basis.Usually taking place between the first five to seven years of a company’s lifespan, although it can often stretch well-beyond 10, the funding process occurs in three crucial stages. Failing at any one of them could mean scaling back operations, including any global aspirations. Success can result in the formation of a new powerhouse in the private sector and launch a company toward an IPO. To understand each stage of the financing process for tech companies, the Financial Post spoke with Usher, eSentire Inc. president and chief operating office J. Paul Haynes, and Business Development Bank of Canada senior vice-president Karl Reckziegel.The pre-seed and seed stagesBefore beginning the search for angel investors and venture-capital funds, Reckziegel said entrepreneurs typically begin financing their company by asking friends and family for funds they can use toward developing a working prototype.The goal is to generally raise about $250,000, and some company founders have been known to also mortgage their homes to get there.With a working prototype in hand, a founder will look to begin the seed stage of financing, where Reckziegel suggests they’ll aim to raise $1.5 million in an attempt to develop a customer base.This stage is where angel investors — wealthy individuals, often retired entrepreneurs, looking to back startups — come in. These so-called angels usually only invest between $50,000 and $250,000, Usher said, so companies might end up tracking down up to 15 of them to meet their targets.Some angels are organized in groups and hold monthly pitch meetings. Haynes remembers pitching eSentire to 20 angels sitting in an auditorium.“You’re getting random questions in the end and you don’t know where they’re coming from and the wrong question and answer can turn the other 19 off your deal,” he said. “I probably have some of that scar tissue myself.”The other option at this stage involves targeting a venture-capital firm. In the past two years, venture-capital firms and other institutional investors provided an average of $1.6 million in 216 tech deals during the seed stage, according to data obtained from CVCA InfoBase.Both angels and venture-capital firms have representatives sit on a board of directors and assist them in running the company going forward.It took six months before Haynes was finally able to raise US$1 million from Toronto-based Intrepid Equity Investments. He said he chose a firm over a group of angels because each decision his company took going forward would only require one signature — that of the lead Intrepid investor — instead of 15.The early funding stageThis stage, where companies are often vying for their first institutional cheque, can be the most crucial.“It’s the real test, because once you’ve got those guys in, you’ve got a lot of momentum and value add and connections that open up your world,” Haynes said.Here, startups are looking for between $5 million to $10 million in Series A and B investment rounds, according to Reckziegel, and they’ll use the money to prove their product will work on a wider scale, launch new products and fill out their management teams.“You’re going to move from the idea to a real business,” Reckziegel said. Individual investors are harder to find at this stage and so most startups will look to venture-capital firms.The process works in the same way that a job application would. Instead of a cover letter, Haynes attached a one-page “teaser” that hinted at what was to come in a 30-page business plan. Should the business plan intrigue a venture capital investor, they’ll begin their exhaustive research.References help because they’ll want to speak with other people who’ve worked with the CEO or founder before. In Haynes’ case, he remembers an investor calling 15 customers he listed in his business plan — and asking to speak to another 15.Most firms tend to have their own areas of expertise and their own investment cycles, so companies have to cater their investment applications with these factors in mind, Haynes said.Data show that institutional investors made 259 deals with Canadian tech companies for an average of $9.4 million over the past two years.The late funding stageThe late funding stage is the easiest, Reckziegel said, because after spending years building a customer base and showing consistent growth, there is much less risk associated with companies looking to raise funds in a Series C or D round.“By the time you’re at Series C, some of those risks have fallen away,” Reckziegel said. “The technology risk is usually proven and market risk is lower because you’ve already proven in your Series A and B that you can get market traction.”Here, companies are finally looking to take the massive step toward becoming a scale-up instead of a startup. They’re attempting to become large global players, Reckziegel said, and will do so by attempting to raise about $25 million.Because companies are now looking for larger investments, private equity funds and larger institutional investors such as pension plan investment boards can play a role.As far as venture-capital firms go, Usher said there are only two in Canada that can provide this kind of capital: OMERS Ventures and Georgian Partners Inc., which in August closed the largest independent venture-capital fund at US$550 million.Multiple U.S. firms, by comparison, annually work with multi-billion-dollar funds.“There aren’t as many growth equity later stage funds in Canada as there are in the U.S., so you find U.S. investors investing in these companies disproportionately for sure,” Usher said. “There’s only so many investors who can write that kind of cheque.”Even when Canadian tech companies expand their search outside Canada, data shows the average late-stage deal they secured over the past two years was $7.8 million, when they were hoping for roughly triple that amount.Raising significant amounts in the late-stage period in Canada is not impossible, but the companies that have managed to do so are an extreme exception to the norm. In the past two years, the top five late-stage deals in Canadian tech ranged from $90 million to $207 million. Of the five, Lightspeed POS Inc. was able to exclusively raise $207 million from Canadian investors.For those that can’t do the same, there’s no issue in taking funds from U.S. investors, Usher said.“Yes they’re investing from the U.S., but the jobs are in Canada, the CEOs are in Canada, that’s a net positive for Canada,” he said. “The alternative is not pretty.”Email: email@example.com | Twitter:
A 51-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle was involved in a crash at the eastern edge of Moose Jaw.The Moose Jaw Police Service responded to the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Caribou Street East for a collision involving a truck and a motorcycle at 5:45 p.m. Sunday. Other emergency services were already attending, according to police. The victim was declared dead at the scene.In a news release issued Monday afternoon, police said the deceased man was a Saskatchewan resident.The investigation is ongoing and no further details were released by Moose Jaw police.
Kobe Bryant, declared out for the remainder of the NBA season, was in a talkative mood and what he had to say was scathing toward Los Angeles Lakers management.The proud franchise is 22-42 on the season, and Bryant shakes his head in dismay at the record.“How can I be satisfied with it? We’re like 100 games under .500,” Bryant said. “I can’t be satisfied with that at all. This is not what we stand for. This is not what we play for. A lot of times, it’s hard to understand that message if you’re not a diehard Laker fan. It’s hard to really understand where we’re coming from and what we’re accustomed to, which is playing for championships and everything else is a complete failure. That’s just how it is. That’s how it was explained to me by Jerry (West) and all the other great Lakers who have played here and that’s how I grew up thinking. So that’s just how it is.”Bryant said changes have to start in management.“We have to start at the top in terms of the culture of our team,” he said. “What kind of culture do we want to have? What kind of system do we want to have? How do we want to play? It starts there and from there, you can start building out your team accordingly.“You got to start with Jim,” Bryant continued. “You got to start with Jim and Jeanie and how that relationship plays out. It starts there and having a clear direction and clear authority. And then it goes down to the coaching staff and what (coach) Mike (D’Antoni) is going to do, what they’re going to do with Mike and it goes from there. It’s got to start at the top.”D’Antoni has one year remaining on his contract worth $4 million. His teams are just 62-74 (.456) since joining the Lakers last November. Injuries have been a factor, but so has his system that does not appear suited for the talent.Bryant said he has “not one lick” of patience for the Lakers’ management team of Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak to rebuild the team into a contender.“Oh yeah, let’s just play next year and let’s just suck again,” Bryant said, sarcastically. “No. Absolutely not. Absolutely not. It’s my job to go out there on the court and perform. No excuses for it. Right? You got to get things done. It’s the same thing with the front office. The same expectations they have of me when I perform on the court, is the same expectations I have for them up there. You got to be able to figure out a way to do both.”“You know how I feel about Phil (Jackson, who reportedly will take a job with the New York Knicks in management this week),” said Bryant, who won all five of his championships with Jackson as the coach. “I have so much admiration for him and respect and I have a great relationship with him. Personally, it would be hard for me to understand that happening twice. It would be tough. I don’t really get it.”
Care home food is not generally associated with Michelin stars and celebrity chefs.But a restaurant in a retirement village in Hampshire has become the first in the country to gain a coveted AA rosette for its food after hiring a chef who previously worked at the Ivy. The Redwood Bistro in Eastleigh is now open for dinner three nights a week and serves outside diners as well as residents of the village and care home. The restuarant, which is part of Bishopstoke Park, Eastleigh, offers dishes including loin of farmed rabbit and triple chocolate bavarois.Kevin Young, manager of the village, said that the restaurant is now aiming for a Michelin star. Head chef Robert Quehan worked at The Ivy and The Dorchester in London under legendary chefs Anton Mosimann and Henry Brosi. The menu at The Redwood BistroCredit:Geoff Pugh The restaurant also has a special puree-only menu that residents and families can request. An example dish is asparagus puree with mashed potato and pureed fish. It can also cater for care home residents by providing private rooms or screens if the family request it. The village has 220 retirement apartments and a care home which houses 48 and offers specialist dementia, Parkinson’s and arthritis care. Mr Young said he wanted to challenge the perception that older people’s food could not be gourmet. “Food is really important – for a lot of residents, it’s the highlight of their day,” he said. An AA spokesman said: “This restaurant is very much a trailblazer, and we hope that others will follow suit.” “You think it’s all boil-in-the bag. But when I came to visit I found it quite exciting.”I wanted to get the Rosette because no-one had done it before in a retirement village – it was a real challenge to be the first to do it.” 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. The venison loin, pan roasted and served with confit potatoesCredit:Geoff Pugh The rosette was awarded in December after an unannounced inspection from the AA. Its report describes it as an “inviting modern setting for contemporary British bistro food of positive appeal”. Mr Quehan said that catering for the care home’s residents presents its own challenges.”You have to be careful. Normally I’d put a whole bream or bass out, but you can’t do that. “We do a lot more braising, too, so instead of doing a fillet steak I might use a beef cheek.”He was hired from a more traditional restaurant setting and admits that he was initially sceptical about the job offer. “When they came to me and asked if I would like to take it over, I thought ‘care homes? I don’t go to care homes!’
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan accused of causing the death of Bartica overseer granted bailJanuary 9, 2018In “Court”Mon Repos man killed in Essequibo accidentJune 20, 2018In “Crime”Pedestrian 43, killed in accident at Prospect, EBDAugust 9, 2018In “Crime” A 65-year-old man of Bartica was last night killed when he reportedly walked into the path of a speeding car at Fifth Street, Bartica.Dead is Mark Dutchin of Old Housing Scheme, Bartica.The accident reportedly occurred at around 21:35hrs with motorcar PLL 3322 being driven by Salliem Khan, 23.According to reports received, the motorcar was proceeding east along the northern side of the Bartica road reportedly at a fast rate when it struck Dutchin, who according to the driver, walked into his driving lane.Dutchin was reportedly thrown unto the front left side window of the vehicle and was further thrown some distance away on northern side of the road.He was picked up, in a unconscious condition, by public spirited persons and taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.An investigation has been launched.
Group D:Kadetten Schaffhausen : Pick Szeged 36:29 (21:14)Zagreb CO : Dinamo Minsk 23:25 (10:14)17.15 Füchse Berlin – Barcelona Intersport ← Previous Story Marcus Cleverley moves to Lugi Lund Next Story → EHF CL: Vive Kielce is still the leader after win over St Petersburg Some of the matches of the VELUX EHF CL Preliminary Round 8 were played on Saturday:Čhekohvkie medvedi : HSC 29:29 (17:13)Flensburg : Partizan 31:23 (17:13)19.00 Ademar Leon – Montpellier Standing:1. Barcelona 7- 142. Dinamo Minsk 8 – 113. Füchse Berlin 7 – 104. Kadetten Schaffhausen 8 – 45. Pick Szeged 8 – 46. Zagreb 8 – 3 Group C:Gorenje Velenje : Metalurg 23:19 (10:10)Vive Targi Kielce : St. Petersburg 30:29 (20:14)Chambery – Silkeborg Group B:Sävehof : Kiel 29:40 (15:20)Veszprem : Constanta 31:21 (14:11)18.00 Atletico Madrid – Celje Pivovarna Laško Standing:1. Kielce 8 – 162. Gorenje Velenje 8 – 123. Metalurg 8 – 104. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg 7 – 65. St. Petersburg 8 – 26. Chambery 7 – 0 1. Čhekohovski medvedi 8- 122. Flensburg 8 – 123. Hamburg 8 – 124. Montpellier 7 – 55. Ademar Leon 7 – 36. Partizan 8 – 2 Standing:1. Veszprem 8- 162. Kiel 8 – 123. Atletico Madrid 7 – 64. Celje PL 7 – 45. Sävehof 8 – 46. Constanta 8 – 4 Velux EHF Champions League
Updated 7.55pmFEARS THAT A ‘tsunami’ of homeless could hit Ireland have been raised by Father Peter McVerry.The social justice campaigner said today on Sunday with Miriam on RTÉ that the Peter McVerry Trust is currently having to turn people away due to a lack of spaces. This is the first time the charity has had to do this.He said that there are six new people becoming homeless every day,The current situation“35,000 families are going to be out on the street looking for accommodation,” said Fr McVerry. “There are also 40,000 buy-to-let mortgages in arrears.” He said that banks are going to repossess a percentage of these “and the tenants are going to be turfed out”.“The tragedy is there’s no exits out of it,” he said. “I think it’s quite frightening.”Fr McVerry said that he thinks that this issue of housing and homelessness “could bring the Government down”.He pointed out that nobody chooses to be homeless and said that he really despairs for the future in Ireland. “We blame those who are poor for being poor,” he said, adding that he believes the values that we live by are predominantly being imposed on us by the capitalist economy.Solutions to the problemFr McVerry said that a solution to help homelessness would be to purchase 1500 apartments and homes, either by the Government itself or by giving money to voluntary associations.“The issue is where is the money going to come from, but looking after homeless people is extraordinarily expensive,” he said.Fr McVerry said that a hostel with 10 homeless people in it would cost €300,000 a year, while 10 apartments with one staff member would cost around €45,000 a year.Government responseSpeaking on This Week on RTÉ, Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said that she cannot give a figure for how many people will become homeless this year.She said that she would “need to be a clairvoyant” to know the number, but that her intention is to ensure that the number is less than the number that are presenting now.She said that 25,000 units per year are needed to tackle the issue, and that she will ensure there is a level of flexibility in the planning system so those units can be constructed.“We can never go back to the crazy situation in the past,” said O’Sullivan. “For the last three years we were constrained about what money the Government could spend.”O’Sullivan added that the focus now is on building in areas where there is a need and demand.- First published 1.30pmRead: 16 families becoming homeless every month in Dublin>
Yes, you drive this remote controlled car with your Apple or Android mobile device. That is one excellent things about the huge opportunity opened by mobile devices and their respective app platforms. Smartphones and tablets are packed to the gills with technology (Hello Bluetooth, WiFi, accelerometer, GPS, NFC, and in some cases a barometric pressure sensor!) which can be leveraged for nearly any purpose.If you’re handy with small electronics, like DIY circuit board kits and programmable micro-controllers, you could use your mobile device to do just about anything. Want to ring your doorbell with your iPhone? What about triggering a spritz of air freshener around the cat’s litter box? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds!This same “Why not?” line of thought was applied to a standard entry-level RC car and here you have the app-controlled WiFi Racer available from Brookstone. This speed demon is not a miniature car, but rather a large chassis with studded tires and spring suspension.Install the app on your Android or iOS device and your device’s accelerometer is used to control the RC car. A rechargeable 9.6V ni-cad battery runs this beast up to speed and from reading reviews on Brookstone’s website it should provide hours of fun. I know on the RC cars I played with as a kid, the remote control was always prone to being broken or lost, making a smartphone or tablet a good choice for control replacement, given how obsessive we are over losing our precious iPhones and Androids.If the idea of controlling your own RC car over WiFi appeals to you, for a limited time you can pick up this neat little gadget for just $49.99, half off the retail price drop Brookstone.Visit LogicBuy for the Brookstone WiFi Racer
Les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 9 avrilUn programme dévoilé pour Pint of Science, le secret des oiseaux migrateurs et un reptile préhistorique au ventre bien plein, voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pour ce 9 avril. – Le jour J est arrivé ! Le festival Pint of Science dévoile aujourd’hui le programme de sa prochaine édition qui aura lieu du 14 au 16 mai prochain. De l’astrophysique à la biologie en passant par l’écologie ou les sciences sociales, cette année, il y en aura encore pour tous les goûts partout en France. Alors ne manquez pas le rendez-vous. – Les oiseaux migrateurs sont capables de détecter le champ magnétique terrestre pour s’orienter. Maintenant on sait peut-être comment. Une étude a mis en évidence l’existence d’une protéine particulière dans la rétine des oiseaux, Cry4. C’est elle qui leur servirait de vrai outil de navigation mais son mode d’action exact reste flou. – Cette nourriture est-elle encore bonne ? Vous en êtes sûre ? Bientôt il existera peut-être un moyen d’en être certain. Des chercheurs ont développé un patch test capable de déterminer si un aliment peut encore être mangé ou doit être jeté. Si un pathogène est présent, le patch enverra un signal pouvant être lu par un smartphone ou un autre dispositif. – Mauvaise nouvelle pour la recherche de vie extraterrestre. L’un des ingrédients nécessaires à la vie serait bien moins présent qu’on ne pensait dans l’Univers. En comparant les restes de deux supernovae, des chercheurs ont constaté que les niveaux de phosphore étaient bien moins élevés que ce que suggèrent les modèles. Une observation qui jette un nouveau doute sur la possibilité de trouver de la vie ailleurs.- Cri d’alarme pour les jaguars. Alors que l’espèce est déjà mis en péril par la perte de son habitat, une autre menace est en train de s’intensifier. En Bolivie, les autorités ont constaté une hausse du trafic de canines de jaguars. Prisées en Chine, elles seraient utilisées comme bijoux ou pour leurs prétendues vertus aphrodisiaques. – Nouvelle prouesse dans le domaine de l’invisibilité. Des chercheurs ont réussi à créer un matériau capable de modifier la façon dont il renvoie la chaleur. Inspiré de la façon dont les calmars reflètent la lumière, il agit en modifiant sa surface sous l’effet d’un simple signal mécanique ou électrique. Le matériau pourrait par exemple servir à rendre des personnes invisibles aux dispositifs à vision nocturne infrarouge.- Un squelette très particulier vient de sortir de terre en Angleterre. Vieux de 180 millions d’années, il appartient à un reptile aquatique nommé ichtyosaure. Mais il n’était pas seul. Les paléontologues ont eu la surprise de constater que la femelle était gestante : entre ses côtes, six à huit petits embryons ont été trouvés.À lire aussiDonald Trump, AVC et “l’Age de glace”, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 27 août- Des chercheurs ont réussi à développer un tissu capable de réagir comme un véritable tissu cardiaque humain. Une première rendue possible grâce à des cellules souches cultivées en laboratoire. D’après les chercheurs, le tissu pourrait être utilisé pour mieux comprendre des maladies ou tester l’efficacité de traitements. Envie d’avoir chaque jour votre dose d’actualités scientifiques ? Suivez le podcast Maxisciences qui vous dévoile en bref toutes les infos à connaitre ! Le 9 avril 2018 à 00:15 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCHTAStarAwards2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 – Eighteen winners in a night full of glitzy glamour, exceptional excitement, barrels of laughs, charismatic challenges, fabulous food and drinks and roof raising cheers… the 9th Annual TCHTA Star Awards are over and the winners are:Allied Restaurant of the Year – Mango ReefOverall Restaurant of the Year was a three way tie –Grace’s Cottage, Point Grace ; Hemingway’s Restaurant at the Sands; Parallel 23 at the Palms ResortHotel of the Year – Point Grace;Heart of Hospitality – Dennis Been of the Windsong Resort;Supervisor of the Year – Duval Phedre of the SandsEmployee of the Year– Shanice Williams of the GansevoortChef of the Year – Chef Edwin Gallardo of the Seven StarsHousekeeper of the Year – Carlton Salmon of Beaches ResortFan Favorite from the Facebook polls – Roxanne Wade of Beaches ResortHospitality Hero, Selected from Government staff – Kirkford Gardiner of the Ministry of Border Control and EmploymentHotellier of the Year category (two way tie) – Tendra Musgrove of the Villa Del Mar and Urmar Karner of the Somerset both wonManager of the Year – Jessica Rigby of the GansevoortTCIs Shining Star – Lauren Callighen of the PalmsTaxi Driver of the Year – Edward BarrancoAllied Member of the Year – Wine CellarBartender of the Year – Carlton ‘the Doc’ Waite at the PalmsAmbassador Award – Sherman Lopez of the Beach HouseEntertainer of the Year – Crystal Tess CharlesBest quote of the night came from keynote speaker, Darron Turnquest – who is The Bahamas Youth Director, he said… “aspire to be a leader, not a manager.”#MagneticMediaNews #TCHTAStarAwards2017
The weekly forecast features rain and lots of it. The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of rain today, with clouds hanging overhead until 7 p.m. Today, though, comes with a delightfully warm 54-degree high.Tuesday through Friday: Rainy and cold.Here’s the rest of the week’s forecast:Tuesday: Showers. Temperature falling to around 42 by 4pm. Southwest wind between 14 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.Tuesday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37. South southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.Wednesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. South wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.Wednesday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.Thursday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Thursday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Friday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 34.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.“Under Kathleen’s leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done,” Obama said in a Rose Garden ceremony Friday morning. “And the final score speaks for itself.”About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new law, exceeding expectations after website woes stymied sign-ups for week when enrollment opened last fall. Obama nominated his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius, calling her “a proven manager” who knows how to get results. The nomination of Burwell, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for her current post last year, appeared aimed at avoiding an election-year confirmation fight.“Last time, she was confirmed unanimously,” Obama said. “I’m assuming not much has changed since that time.”Sebelius, who has served as Obama’s health and human services chief for five years, was instrumental in steering the sweeping health law through Congress in 2010. But her tenure was marred by widespread technical problems that crippled the sign-up website for weeks, sparking calls from Republicans for Sebelius’ resignation.
MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren has described Japan as representing the highest ROI gaming opportunity currently available worldwide, despite concerns over tight regulatory restrictions such as entry fees for locals and high gaming tax.Murren’s comments were outlined in a Monday note from brokerage Sanford C Bernstein summarizing a “fireside chat” with the MGM boss at its 35th annual Strategic Decisions Conference last Friday.According to Bernstein, Murren described Japan as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity with the Kansai region the ideal location for an IR due to the demographics of the locals and connectivity of the city. MGM has committed to pursuing an IR license in Osaka, officially declaring its “Osaka First” policy in January and more recently revealing a consortium with local firm Orix. It is also one of seven companies to have responded to Osaka’s Request for Concept.Murren said an Osaka IR could achieve profit levels similar to that of the entire Singapore gaming market, albeit on a tax-adjusted basis given the considerably higher 30% tax Japan will impose compared with the 18% tax on mass gaming and 8% on VIP imposed by Singapore.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, August 2, 2019:#1) Children’s Theatre Of Workshop Presents URINETOWNThe Children’s Theatre Workshop of Wilmington proudly presents Urinetown on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7pm and Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2pm in the Wilmington High School Joanne Benton Auditorium. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, Urinetown is a a funny, musical satire about capitalism, beauracracy and corportate mis-management. Tickets to the show, which feature high school students, cost $12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online HERE.#2) Space Buddies Movie At Wilmington LibraryEnjoy a fun movie at 10am in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s air-conditioned room. Popcorn will be served. Ages 3+. Register HERE.#3) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.#4) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.#5) Town Beach Is CLOSEDThe Town Beach is currently CLOSED due to high bacteria levels.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”