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NRI Arrested in Ludhiana for Allegedly Possessing Heroin

first_imgA New Jersey-based Non-Resident Indian was arrested by the Ludhiana police after two kg of heroin, estimated to be worth Rs 10 crore, was allegedly found in his possession.The arrest took place on Jan. 20 at Malak Chowk in Jagraon, the Times of India reported. Amarjit Singh, 58, hails from Mukanpur village and lives with his wife and two daughters in New Jersey. The heroin was said to have been found hidden under the driver’s seat in a car that was seized by the police, according to the Tribune.Singh migrated to the United States in 1988 with his family, the police said, adding that he later came to the country to make some quick money and started drug peddling. He would travel to India quite often and make money here, following which he would go back to the United States and live off that money. Singh allegedly brought heroin from Jammu and Kashmir, and supplied the contraband in Punjab.Senior Superintendent of Ludhiana Police Surjit Singh said that they received a tip-off regarding Singh outside Malak village following which he was arrested. The police said that a checkpost was set up to carry out inspections, where they noticed a white car heading from Malak village. However, the driver immediately tried to turn the car back as soon as he saw the police. When the police chased the car, three people came out of the vehicle and made a dash towards the fields. The team seized the car and its driver Singh and found the contraband in the car.“In 2016, the accused went to Jammu and Kashmir to get a consignment of heroin and was arrested by Gangyal police of J&K, along with his accomplices Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Saif, and Nassar Ahmed. He was booked under relevant sections. After getting bail in that case, he continued smuggling heroin,” SSP Singh said, TOI reported. He added that Amarjit was peddling drugs for the last six years and his arrest meant that a supply chain of contraband like heroin that was entering Punjab has been busted.According to the police, Singh owned the biggest house in the village, along with 45 acres of land. He also ran a travel agency and the police found passports and travel tickets of a couple of people from his office. Related ItemsIndian AmericanPunjablast_img read more

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ATA SENIOR ALL NATIONS DEPOSITS DUE!

first_imgA BIG REMINDER TO ALL SENIOR PLAYERS FOR THE 2005 ALL NATIONS TOUR: Your deposit and acceptance forms are due back to the ATA office by TOMORROW- WEDNESDAY 20th. These must be in or you will be in danger of losing your position on the tour. Please contact Maree Curran or Dave McMurray at the ATA office (02) 6285 2703 if you need more information.last_img

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a month agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Beating Portsmouth just unforgettable

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Beating Portsmouth just unforgettableby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRalph Hasenhuttl has lauded his Southampton players after an “unforgettable” win over local rivals Portsmouth.Saints won 4-0 at Fratton Park, their first win at the venue since 1984, to book their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Speaking after the game, an elated Hasenhuttl said: “We will not forget this evening, and the fans too.”It was a fantastic atmosphere until the end and to score four goals here is fantastic.”It is more than only reaching the next round. It is about reaching the hearts of the fans.”I am very happy for them (the Saints fans).”I knew it was massive game for them and I think we really didn’t start well in this game but the players knew they had to fight for every inch and after the 1-0 it was a much better game for our side.”After the 2-0 I was not sure if this game is done for us so you never know if they make the 1-2 then suddenly everything is alive again and it gets difficult for you. At 3-0 you know it is done.”It was a hard job to do but the guys did it well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Gov’t Heightening Renewable Energy Diversification

first_img This was disclosed by Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, while addressing Mayberry Investments Limited’s monthly Investor Forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (March 27). The Government is advancing its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which targets 56 per cent electricity generation from wind and solar sources for the national power grid by 2037. Story Highlights Additionally, the Minister said the policy seeks to balance issues relating to energy demand and supply, energy security, safety, conservation and development of renewable energy technologies.“Through this [approach], Jamaica can lead the Caribbean and other small island developing states in aggressively changing dependence on petroleum,” she further stated.Meanwhile, Mrs. Williams lauded the directors and management of Wigton Windfarm Limited, on which a presentation was made during the forum, for committing to creating clean alternative energy solutions for the nation’s benefit.She also welcomed the State entity’s proposed historic listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), which will afford a wide range of Jamaicans the opportunity to purchase shares in the company.The Minister noted that Wigton is expected to end the 2018/19 fiscal year, on March 31, with revenue inflows totalling approximately $1.3 billion.Based on this out-turn, among other indicators, Mrs. Williams encouraged Jamaicans to buy into the company and embrace renewable energy as a major source of electricity generation for the future.“It (is) the first in a series of investments [in State] assets that the Government desires to be directly owned by the people of Jamaica. This move is perfectly aligned with our vision of economic independence,” she said.The Minister said it is intended “to allow ordinary Jamaicans the opportunity to own part of this company that is powering our future with clean, environmentally-friendly, perpetually available, virtually inexhaustible renewable energy”.Mrs. Williams said at least 10,000 investors are being targeted to share in the growth prospects for Wigton Windfarm Limited.“It is doing its part to diversify Jamaica’s energy mix, [thereby] making our economy more resilient. It is doing its part in [also] reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, which, today, we have to buy from other countries, using our precious foreign exchange reserve. Wind power has pride of place in the future of the generation of electricity in Jamaica,” she said.A subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Wigton Windfarm Limited is the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean.Located in Rose Hill, Manchester, the facility currently comprises three plants: the 20.7-megawatt (MW) Wigton I, which began operating in 2004; Wigton II, an 18MW extension facility that was commissioned in 2010; and Wigton III which came on stream in 2016.This combination brings the farm’s total capacity to 62.7MW, which is deemed capable of adequately powering approximately 60,000 homes.center_img The Government is advancing its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which targets 56 per cent electricity generation from wind and solar sources for the national power grid by 2037.This was disclosed by Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, while addressing Mayberry Investments Limited’s monthly Investor Forum at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (March 27).The IRP will establish the projected electricity demand over a 20-year period; determine the generation capacity and technologies to be used to satisfy the demand over this period; and establish agreements on the transmission and distribution infrastructure to generate and deliver the requisite power, and associated tariffs.These provisions are consistent with the National Energy Policy: 2009 to 2030, which Mrs. Williams said proposes a range of options and strategies that the Government is committed to pursuing over the short, medium and long term.“These range from consciously incorporating energy-saving measures in our daily lives to modernising the nation’s energy infrastructure,” she pointed out.Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams (left), speaking during the Mayberry Investments Limited’s monthly Investor Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (March 27). Looking on is General Manager, Wigton Windfarm Limited, Earl Barrett. The IRP will establish the projected electricity demand over a 20-year period; determine the generation capacity and technologies to be used to satisfy the demand over this period; and establish agreements on the transmission and distribution infrastructure to generate and deliver the requisite power, and associated tariffs.last_img read more

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Sirius Orders Two Tankers at AVIC Dingheng

first_imgzoom Swedish shipping company Sirius Shipping has placed an order for two 7,999 dwt oil/chemical tankers at China’s AVIC Dingheng Shipyard.The two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2018, Sirius said without revealing the value of the contract.The 9,500 cbm tankers will have ICE class 1A and will be equipped with the latest technology and comply with the future regulations, such as TIER III.The 119-meter vessels will be of an ”EVOlution” design developed jointly by FKAB Marine Designs and Sirius.“The development of the EVOlution series begun in 2012 with focus on fuel economy. With the knowledge built up in Sirius since then, we are now confident and ready to order two units,” Jonas Backman, Managing Director at Sirius, said.The vessels are designed with a two-stroke main engine that is compatible to be converted to run on LNG, the deck strength and stability is designed so that two LNG-tanks can be mounted on deck.The engines onboard will be equipped with exhaust gas cleaning, HPSCR for the main engine and a Catamizer for the aux engines, expected to reduce the NOx level to below 2g NOx / kWh.Sirius currently owns and operates eleven chemical/tanker vessels in the North- and Baltic Sea trade, and one LNG supply vessel in to port of Stockholm.last_img read more

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Gunman kills 20 at Texas Walmart store in latest US mass shooting

first_imgEl Paso: A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in the latest mass shooting in the United States. As residents of the southern border town of El Paso in Texas tried to absorb the full horror of what is being treated as a potential “hate crime,” fresh calls rang out to end the nationwide “epidemic” of gun violence. It was the second fatal shooting in less than a week at a Walmart store in the US and comes after a mass shooting in California last weekend. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details One suspect was taken into custody while authorities were studying an extremist manifesto purportedly written by the gunman. Footage shot on camera phones appeared to show multiple bodies lying on the ground in the store’s parking lot while El Paso authorities made a desperate appeal for blood donations. Other footage showed terrified shoppers running out of the store as gunfire echoed. “Twenty innocent people from El Paso have lost their lives,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott told a press conference. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “We as a state unite in support of these victims and their family members… We pray that God can be with those who have been harmed in any way and bind up their wounds.” Police chief Greg Allen confirmed that in addition to the 20 confirmed fatalities, there were 26 wounded. Various news reports said the ages of victims being treated at hospitals ranged from two to 82 years. Police said that Walmart was “at capacity” at the time of the shooting, with 1,000-3,000 customers inside. After officials initially said three people had been detained, police confirmed that a 21-year-old from Allen, Texas, was the only person in custody. “Right now we have a manifesto from this individual that indicates to some degree, it has a nexus to potential hate crime,” Allen said. US media named the suspect as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, who is white. The “manifesto” purportedly written by Crusius that was circulated online includes passages railing against the “Hispanic invasion” of Texas and the author makes clear that he expected to be killed during his attack. Witnesses said the gunman appeared to be shooting at random when he opened fire around 10:30 am. One woman, who gave her name as Vanessa, said she had just pulled into the Walmart parking lot when the shooting began. “You could hear the pops, one right after another and at that point as I was turning, I saw a lady, seemed she was coming out of Walmart, headed to her car. She had her groceries in her cart and I saw her just fall,” she told Fox News. The witness said the gunman wore black t-shirt, combat trousers and was wearing ear muffs. “He was just shooting randomly. It wasn’t to any particular person. It was any that would cross paths.” Another shopper described how he managed to avoid being hit by hiding along with his mother between two vending machines just outside the store. “That’s where the individual tried to shoot at me, which he missed cause I kind of ducked down,” Robert Curado told the El Paso Times. Video captured by a witness in the parking lot in the immediate aftermath of the shooting showed three people lying motionless on the ground. One had fallen next to a truck, while two were on the sidewalk outside the store entrance. ” Ambulance! Help!” people cried as they rushed to the victims. “How you doing, brother, how you doing,” one man was heard saying on the recording. A still captured from CCTV showed the gunman carrying what appeared to be an AK-47. President Donald Trump, who is spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, condemned the “terrible” shooting after being briefed by Attorney General Bill Barr and Abbott. It has been a particularly bad week for gun violence in the United States. Two people died and a police officer was wounded Tuesday at a Walmart in Mississippi. Last Sunday a 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a food festival in northern California, killing three, including two children. Beto O’Rourke, a former US congressman for El Paso who is now running for president, cut off his campaigning in the wake of the shooting. “I’m incredibly saddened and it’s very hard to think about this. But I tell you El Paso is the strongest place in the world, this community is going to come together,” he told supporters. Elizabeth Warren, a senator who is among the frontrunners for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, said “far too many communities have suffered through tragedies like this already. “We must act now to end our country’s gun violence epidemic,” she said. Another presidential hopeful Cory Booker said the US had “to end this national nightmare” and “find the moral courage to take action to end this carnage.”last_img read more

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Sunanda Pushkar death case Delhi police pushes for prosecution of Tharoor on

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday urged a city court to prosecute Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for abetment to suicide or “in alternative” on murder charge in the case of death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. “Please frame sections 498-A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty), 306 (abetment of suicide) or in alternative 302 (murder) IPC against the accused (Tharoor),” the probe agency told special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Senior public prosecutor Atul Srivastava made the submissions during arguments on framing of charges in the case. The former Union minister, who is currently on bail in the case, was charged by Delhi Police under Sections 498-A and 306 of the Indian Penal Code. Reading out a statement of the couple’s domestics help, who is one of the witnesses in the case, the prosecutor said that the couple had fight over a girl named ‘Katy’ and some Blackberry messages. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The prosecutor said that before her death, Pushkar wanted to address a press conference on the IPL issue and had said “I will not leave him (Tharoor)”. The witness had told police that one year prior to the demise, the couple used to fight a lot. The agency told the court that Pushkar was “distressed” and “felt betrayed” in her marital life. Police told the court that Pushkar was suffering from mental agony due to a strained relationship with her husband. She had a scuffle with her husband and had various injury marks few days before her death, they said. Police accused Tharoor of torturing his wife which abetted her to commit suicide. The probe agency told the court that according to the post-mortem report, the cause of Pushkar’s death was poisoning and 15 injury marks were found on various parts of her body, including in forearm, arms and legs. The prosecutor further told the court that Tharoor’s relation with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar also added to Pushkar’s mental agony. The prosecutor also apprised the court about Pushkar’s friend and journalist Nalini Singh’s statement, which is part of the charge sheet, that the relation between the couple was tense and bad. “She (Pushkar) told she helped Tharoor a lot in IPL matter. She had found some messages between Tarar and Tharoor. She refused to go to their house and instead went to Leela hotel. The relation between the couple was very bad,” Singh had said in her statement. Senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, appearing for Tharoor, refuted the submissions, saying the arguments made by the prosecutor were contrary to the bare reading of the charge sheet and the charges pressed by him were “absurd and preposterous”. The case is now listed for the next hearing on October 17. The case was earlier sent to the sessions court for further proceedings. The maximum punishment for the offence listed in the charge sheet is 10 years of imprisonment. However, if convicted for 302 (murder), the maximum punishment is death penalty while the minimum is life imprisonment. Pushkar’s death had created a sensation as it came shortly after a bitter spat between the couple on Twitter over his alleged affair with Tarar. Pushkar, 51, was found dead in a suite of luxury hotel Leela in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri on the night of January 17, 2014. The couple was staying at the hotel as the official bungalow of Tharoor was being renovated at that time.last_img read more

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No pipeline fireworks as Western premiers emerge from annual meeting in Edmonton

first_imgEDMONTON – There were smiles, handshakes and even a joke or two as Canada’s western premiers emerged from their day-long meeting in Edmonton.There has been friction between the leaders of late over British Columbia’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would carry Alberta oil to the West Coast.Both B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney say their positions on the project didn’t change at the meeting.“Our position is that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction to regulate inter-provincial infrastructure like pipelines and it’s approved the Trans Mountain expansion now for the second time, that’s been approved multiple times by the courts,” says Kenney.But there were no fireworks at the closing news conference like last year, when the pipeline issue led then-Alberta premier Rachel Notley to opt out of signing a document from the meeting.The premiers did find common ground on issues such as trade corridors and recognizing professional credentials from province to province.Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s efforts to have the premiers unite against Quebec’s law banning civil servants from wearing religious symbols did not make it on the formal agenda of the meeting.last_img read more

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Senior UN officials head to Darfur to assess humanitarian political situations

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Representative for Humanitarian Affairs and Development, Manuel Aranda Da Silva, will visit the Kalma camp in South Darfur on Wednesday, along with Sudan’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister. They will assess the situation in what has become the largest camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur, with a population of approximately 140,000. Citing banditry and security incidents, the Sudanese Government has imposed a blockade that cuts off commercial traffic to the camp. In addition, displaced persons cannot travel to nearby Nyala.Meanwhile, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, Jan Pronk, will participate in a mission to measure the progress achieved in the year after the signing of the Joint Communiqué between the Secretary-General and the Sudanese Government. The Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) visit to West Darfur is scheduled to take place on 15 and 16 June. Security incidents of the past weekend included attacks on humanitarian and commercial trucks, a tribal militia attack on a village and an alleged rape of four girls. read more

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Feds investigate Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVS for complaints about sticky

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jul 17, 2012 6:46 pm MDT Feds investigate Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVS for complaints about sticky throttles DETROIT – Government safety regulators are investigating complaints that throttles can stick on older-model Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute SUVs and cause them to crash.The probe, announced Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affects 730,000 SUVs from the 2001 to 2004 model years that are powered by V-6 engines.The safety agency said it has received 99 complaints from owners of the SUVs alleging 13 crashes, nine injuries and one death caused by the problem. The throttles on the SUVs can fail to return to idle when the driver takes his foot off the gas pedal, according to agency documents.Sixty-eight of the complaints were about the Escape, and 31 involved the Tribute, a nearly identical vehicle made by Ford for Mazda. Dearborn, Mich-based Ford used to own about one-third of Mazda. But Ford began cutting ties in 2008, and in 2010 lowered its ownership to 3.5 per cent.Investigators are looking into whether the sticky throttles could have been caused by repairs made as part of a 2004 recall of the same vehicles. About 590,000 of the vehicles were recalled in December of 2004 to fix an accelerator cable defect, and the documents say the repairs could have damaged the cruise control cable.The investigation is among the larger probes started by NHTSA in 2012. While many affect fewer than 100,000 vehicles, the agency this year began looking into door fires affecting 1.4 million Toyota Camry midsize sedans and RAV4 small SUVs. It also expanded a fuel tank fire probe in older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs to include 5.1 million vehicles.NHTSA investigations are the first step toward a recall, but they don’t always cause cars and trucks to go back to dealerships for repairs.The SUV investigation comes just over a week after the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group petitioned NHTSA to investigate the Escape and Tribute problems. The group also wants a hearing on whether Ford and Mazda met obligations to notify owners and fix defects in their vehicles.But NHTSA said in documents filed Tuesday that it has denied the group’s petition because the agency has been looking at the Escape and Tribute problems since early in 2012. The agency said it began gathering information after the driver of a 2002 Escape was killed in a crash in Payson, Ariz., this past January. read more

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Sony veut relancer les ventes de la PlayStation Vita

first_imgSony veut relancer les ventes de la PlayStation VitaLa marque nipponne essaye de rebooster les chiffres de sa console portable, en offrant une carte mémoire aux acheteurs.Pour l’instant, la PlayStation Vita n’est pas franchement une réussite commerciale. Confronté à des chiffres décevants, Sony a donc décidé de donner un coup de pouce à sa console portable en proposant une carte mémoire de 4 GB gratuite pour toutes les PS Vita vendues jusqu’au 20 mai, relaye Reviewer. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une offre relativement intéressante puisque la carte mémoire, vendue 20 euros, est indispensable pour sauvegarder les parties de jeu en cours et pour enregistrer les jeux achetés en ligne.A ce propos, Sony a également retiré le titre “Super Collapser” de sa base de jeux téléchargeables, celui-ci contenant une faille susceptible de permettre aux hackers de pirater la console et de la jailbreaker. Il aurait été possible d’y faire tourner des jeux obtenus gratuitement, ce qui, au regard des mauvais chiffres, n’aurait vraiment pas été de bon augure pour le constructeur nippon. Mais ce geste sera-t-il suffisant face à Nintendo et à sa 3DS ? Rien n’est moins sûr…Le 2 mai 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for Cambridge Analytica Scandal Emphasizes New Prevention Measures

first_img“I think the question is more what is the right regulation rather than yes or no, should it be regulated?” Mark Zuckerberg continued to stress that Facebook is going to strengthen its regulation of the apps it allows to collect Facebook user data in a new interview with CNN’s senior technology correspondent Laurie Segall that aired on “Anderson Cooper 360.”He emphasized that the rules that resulted in Cambridge Analytica’s ability to exploit the data of Facebook users have since been further updated and restricted, and that Facebook will integrate even more restrictions to prevent to mining of users’ data without their knowledge.Zuckerberg also reiterated the apology he made in a Wednesday blog post addressing the Cambridge Analytica scandal.“This was a major breach of trust and I’m really sorry that this happened,” he said. “We have a basic responsibility to protect people’s data. And if we can’t do that, then we don’t deserve to have the opportunity to serve people. So our responsibility now is to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.” Segall pressed Zuckerberg on what the scope of an investigation into apps that had access to “large amounts of information” before the 2014 rule change would be, which Zuckerberg had promised in the blog post, but Zuckerberg didn’t yet seem to have a clear idea.“It’s hard to know what we’ll find,” he said. “We’re going to review thousands of apps. So this is going to be an intensive process, but this is important.”She asked him whether he felt he had done a good enough job “protecting the integrity of elections against the interference of other governments.”“Well, I think we will see,” he responded. He went on to highlight several elections happening across the globe, as well as the 2017 Alabama Senate race, as opportunities for Facebook to ensure its data is secure.“We can get in front of this, and we have a responsibility to do this…there’s a big election in India this year. There’s a big election in Brazil. There are big elections around the world, and you can bet we are really committed to doing everything that we need to to make sure that the integrity of those elections on Facebook is secured.”Zuckerberg added that he would be happy to testify before Congress, but that’s it’s more a question of who is the most qualified and most informed about the issue at hand.“We see a small slice of activity on Facebook, but Congress gets to, you know, have access to the information across Facebook and all other companies and the intelligence community and everything,” he said. “So what we try to do is send the person at Facebook who will have the most knowledge about what Congress is trying to learn. So if that’s me, then I am happy to go.”Zuckberg couldn’t give a concrete answer on whether Facebook affected the outcome of the 2016 election, and said it’s “hard to fully assess” how all the different aspects of political involvement that run on Facebook — and the bad actors — compared to on-the-ground campaigning.Segall and Zuckerberg also discussed the potential government regulation of Facebook, an idea Zuckerberg wasn’t wholly opposed to. Popular on Variety ×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

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Robot Dog Astro Can Sit Lie Down and Save Lives

first_imgStay on target Who’s a good boy? Astro, the four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog.Using deep learning and artificial intelligence, scientists from Florida Atlantic University’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Laboratory are bringing Astro to life.A robotic tail wagger is not exactly new: Boston Dynamics has been honing its all-electric Spot lineup for years.AdChoices广告But Astro has a head start—literally.FAU’s quadruped features a 3D-printed noggin (designed to resemble a Doberman pinscher) that contains a computerized brain.He doesn’t just look like a dog, though. He learns like one, too: Astro is being trained via deep neural network to learn from experience and perform real-life tasks.Built-in sensors, radar imaging, cameras, and a directional microphone help ensure that, just like a flesh-and-blood pooch, he can respond to commands like “sit,” “stand,” and “lie down.”Eventually, researchers hope Astro will be able to understand hand signals, detect different colors, comprehend various languages, coordinate with drones, distinguish human faces, and recognize other dogs.“Astro is inspired by the human brain and he has come to life through machine learning and artificial intelligence, which is proving to be an invaluable resource in helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems,” Ata Sarajedini, dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, said in a statement.Designed to engage and react to his surroundings in real time, the intelligent machine will be able to navigate rough terrains and respond to dangerous situations.As an information scout, Astro can assist police, the military, and security personnel in sniffing out guns and explosives. He is also capable of rapidly searching faces in a database, smelling the air for foreign substances, and hearing distress calls well outside a human’s audible range.As if that weren’t impressive enough, the heartwarming hound may be programmed to work as a service dog for the visually impaired or provide medical diagnostic monitoring.More on Geek.com:Robots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining TunnelsNASA Engineers Are Working on Exploring Robots for Future MissionsThis Robot Fish Is Powered by ‘Blood’ You Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired RobotAT&T Developing 5G Robots To Work in Retail Stores last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 13, 2012 Strontium Validation Completed at Positron’s Lubbock, Texas Facility June 13, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced completion of its first strontium validation effort in May 2012, when Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), a Positron subsidiary, successfully processed strontium. The internal analysis of the product demonstrates it meets the Sr-82 purity specifications required for the formulation of Sr-82/Rb-82 generators. MIT has now generated the necessary data required for its drug master file (DMF) and will soon be submitting it to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The second validation sample from the ARRONAX Cyclotron Facility in Nantes, France, is set for strontium processing later this month.”This is the first strontium-82 validation to be performed outside of the national laboratory arena and sets the stage for private entry into the strontium-82 radioisotope supply chain. The objective of Positron’s isotopes mission is to improve the reliability and increase the availability of Sr-82 supply, further advancing cardiac positron emission tomography (PET),” said Jason Kitten, president of MIT. “Positron’s dedication to cardiac PET will lead the way in liberating the U.S. dependency on reactor-based isotopes, thereby reducing the need for highly enriched uranium. Sr-82 production, processing and Rb-82 PET are well-established technologies; the techniques, modalities and know-how have been available for some time, and only now, though Positron’s vertically integrated strategy, a full solution is becoming a reality.”For more information: www.positron.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read morelast_img read more

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Dutch pedophile case led to 33 arrests worldwide

first_img Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Mikelsons was himself caught in 2010 on a tip from U.S. authorities investigating a Massachusetts man who faces sentencing next month.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories AMSTERDAM (AP) – Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested 33 suspected child molesters worldwide, including 8 in the United States, using information gathered from the computers of a pedophile in Amsterdam who abused dozens of babies and toddlers.Robert Mikelsons, a Latvian-born Dutch citizen, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on May 21. Dutch prosecutors said Wednesday Mikelsons provided thousands of leads, resulting in 13 arrests in the Netherlands, eight in the U.S., six in Canada, four in Britain, and one each in Germany and Sweden. John Morton, who heads the investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, praised the cooperation, saying it saved 138 children from ongoing abuse. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Its official summer is over autumn has begun B

first_imgIt’s official: summer is over, autumn has begun. But rather than pine for beach barbeques and balmy nights, why not embrace autumn instead?Get out and enjoy the turning of the trees which brings fiery reds, golden browns and bright yellow blazes of colour to the mountains, hillsides and parks of the northern hemisphere.Skyscanner introduces ten of the best places to sample the trees in all their fall glory, not to mention the pleasures of autumn’s lower prices and lack of crowds.Maine, USANew England is one of the most popular fall foliage destinations in the United States. In Maine, fall colours come ablaze in the thick forests that cover much of the hilly, sometimes mountainous, landscape. The entire state can make for a perfect autumn getaway but certain places are extraordinary like the western foothills with its old-fashioned charm or the Atlantic coast and Acadia National Park, where you’ll find an interesting mesh of maritime and seasonal traditions. Find cheap flights to MaineSamedan, SwitzerlandAutumn in the Swiss Alps is an excellent time to visit; the summer crowds have gone home, the winter crowds are yet to arrive and the mountains are blessed with cool, crisp weather and fantastic foliage. As the larch forests begin to change, an impressive rainbow of colour is seen in the hills above the town, which offers hikers an ample choice of trails from short rambles to multiday treks. Find cheap flights to GenevaPrince Edward Island, CanadaPrince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast has a climate that allows for a very long fall foliage season. With the summer crowds gone, the island takes on an extra-relaxed persona in autumn, and visitors can bike, hike or horseback ride on the expansive network of uncrowded trails that wind through colourful woods. Visit Fall Flavours, a food and wine festival in and around Charlottetown that celebrates the culinary culture and harvest-time favourites of Canada’s smallest province. Find cheap flights to TorontoHigh Tatras, PolandThese eastern mountains are known for their skiing, but before the snow arrives, they explode into a world of colour as the birch, larch and oak trees put on their autumn garb. Zakopane, a pleasant mountain town makes the perfect base for excursions into the mountains, where visitors can enjoy glacial lakes, wildlife and a good range of hiking trails. Find cheap flights to PolandLake Bled, SloveniaAs if a crystal clear lake surrounded by wooded mountains, blessed with a solitary island upon which a fairytale church stands wasn’t quite picturesque enough, if you visit Lake Bled in the autumn you’ll also find the glacial waters reflecting the fiery blaze of the turning trees that surround it. Hire a rowing boat and take your lover for a tour – it doesn’t get much more scenic that this. Find cheap flights to LjubljanaVancouver Island, CanadaAnother Canadian location, but this time at the opposite side of the country, wineries in the south eastern end of Vancouver Island make for a fun stop, as the hillside ignite in harvest hues. Or visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, and witness the famous Butchart Gardens come alive with the rich colours of the season. For an escape to the wilderness, try Strathcona Provincial Park, in the centre of the island. Find cheap flights to VictoriaThe North Shore, Minnesota, USAMinnesota’s majestic North Shore region, which edges northeast along the most gigantic of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, is an area that draws attention at all times of year, but becomes most spectacular in autumn. The hot colours of the trees paired with the deep, inky blue of the lake is a feast for the eyes, and combined with the crisp northern air is a real autumn treat. Find cheap flights to MinnesotaLot Valley, FranceCriss-crossed with walking, cycling and riding paths, the valley’s orchards and vineyards glow with golden leaves come autumn, making it an ideal spot for long walks through the wooded hills. Wildlife abounds here, with several species of birds of prey in abundance in this unspoilt region which is perfect for a quiet autumn retreat. Find cheap flights to ToulouseArizona Highlands, USAThink Arizona, and you might think deserts, canyons and cacti, but there are also mountainous regions that home forests of deciduous trees that turn brilliant colours as temperatures start to drop. The higher elevations around Flagstaff, the White Mountains at the eastern edge of the state, and Superior, with its notable Boyce Thompson Arboretum and nearby Pinal Mountains, are all sure bets for finding photo-worthy foliage. Find cheap flights to ArizonaBruges, BelgiumIt’s not just trees that are good for autumn viewing; Bruges’ vine covered buildings create an impressive display of the rich tones of fall in the heart of one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Stroll along the canals or hop on a boat to see the best of Bruges, and don’t forget to sample the beer whilst your there. Find cheap flights to BrusselsTop header photo: Central Park, New YorkReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAutumn leaf peeping? Ask SkyscannerAutumn leaf peeping? Ask Skyscanner5 things to ‘fall’ in love with in Canada this autumn5 things to ‘fall’ in love with in Canada this autumnFall Fun: Skyscanner’s guide to the best Autumn colour spotsFall Fun: Skyscanner’s guide to the best Autumn colour spotslast_img read more

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1 Faro Taking the lead with the most pounds shave

first_img1. FaroTaking the lead with the most pounds shaved since last year, Faro has not only remained a holiday hot spot for September but average flight prices for the month have decreased by 24%* compared to 2016. With flight prices starting from £40 you’d be mad to miss out! Want inspiration for how to fill your days? Then check out our attractions and things to do in Faro. RelatedSpain Dominates Top Ten Half Term Holiday SpotsAlicante was one of six Spanish cities that dominated the top ten most searched for flight destinationsBargains of the week: Faro | Malta | AlicanteBargains of the week: Faro | Malta | AlicanteSkyscanner reveals UK Summer Travel Trends 2010Skyscanner reveals UK Summer Travel Trends 2010 2. PalmaTaking second place not far behind Faro, Palma finds itself as popular as ever with 21%* less £s on it’s average flight price in September, making it a must for those late summer sun seekers. Check out prices from £33 and our guide to the beautiful island city for top tips to make the most of your time. 5. MalagaLast but certainly not least in our top 5 biggest losers is Costa Del Sol favourite – Malaga. Famous for its glamorous port, you could be sipping mojitos by towering yachts in no time with average flight prices 14%* cheaper than they were in September last year and flights currently starting from £40-#winning! On the contrary, holiday like a local with our local’s guide to Malaga. 4. Ibiza”Oh! We’re going to Ibiza” – well why not!? Flight prices are 17%* cheaper on average than they were last September and currently starting from £33. With most closing parties happening at the beginning of September, you can take part or skip the bustle all together. There is more to the island than bars and clubs, which we’ve rounded up in this handy guide. Liked this? Then check these out for size…Last minute holiday packagesSometimes it’s hard to find the best deal, so we’ve pulled together cheap breaks, flights and accommodation so you don’t have to do the hard work!Where to go whenWe’ve got ideas for a full 12 months of holiday ideas right here, from atmospheric city breaks in March to the best beaches to escape to this December!Tips to help you save for your dream holidayFind out how easy it is and how you could save more than £1.4k a year for a flight to Fiji, a dream honeymoon in the Maldives, or even explore a new European city every weekend!*% data based on the average price difference of flights booked between Jan-Aug 2016 and 2017 for travel in September 2016 and 2017 from the UK.From prices based on all flights from the UK and are correct at the time of publication (August 2017) and subject to change. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. AlicanteIt seems we just can’t shake our love for the Spanish Isles with 4 Spanish spots sitting in the top 5 most popular destinations for September. So you’ll be glad to know that Alicante is coming in third with average flight prices decreasing by 18%* compared to last year. See it for yourself – we’ve got flights starting from £51. Explore a castle or bask on the beach, there’s something to do for everyone!last_img read more

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