DR of Congo Security Council Annan say interCongolese dialogue key to peace

Following a day-long open debate on the situation in the DRC, Council President Ambassador Wang Yingfan of China read out a formal statement in which the 15-member body reiterated its firm support for the inter-Congolese dialogue, and the efforts of the facilitator of those talks, Ketumile Masire.In the statement, the Council emphasized “the importance of an open, representative and inclusive dialogue free from outside interference and involving civil society leading to a consensus settlement.”The Council also welcomed the recent high-level meetings between the presidents of the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda and encouraged them to find solutions to their common security concerns in accordance with the Lusaka ceasefire agreement.Speaking this morning at the outset of the meeting, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called attention to the positive developments over the past few months – the holding of the ceasefire, the withdrawal of most of the forces, and the ongoing “positive and cooperative” relations between the Kinshasa Government and the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC). He warned, however, “the restoration of peace and stability in the DRC will ultimately rest on the success of the inter-Congolese dialogue.” In that context, Mr. Annan commended the “tireless” efforts of Mr. Masire that led to the adoption – by all parties – of the Declaration of Fundamental Principles of the Inter-Congolese Political negotiations. He also expressed gratitude to his Special Representative to the DRC, Kamel Morjane, who is leaving his position. For his part, Mr. Morjane highlighted the need for a strategy to deal with the attacks by armed groups, particularly in the Kivu area, in order to ensure that the ceasefire is respected throughout the territory. The DRC, Rwanda and Uganda must work together to address the security concerns expressed by the Kigali and Kampala Governments, all the while respecting the territorial integrity of the DRC, he told the Council. read more

US durable goods orders drop 132 pct in August key measure of

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 27, 2012 9:06 am MDT US durable goods orders drop 13.2 pct. in August; key measure of business investment plans up WASHINGTON – Demand for long-lasting manufactured goods plunged in August because of a huge drop in volatile commercial aircraft orders. But in a hopeful sign, orders that reflect business investment plans rose solidly.The Commerce Department said Thursday that total durable goods orders fell 13.2 per cent in August, the biggest drop since January 2009 when the country was in recession. Aircraft orders fell by 101 per cent.Business orders for machinery, electronics and other equipment, which are a good indication of their investment plans, rose 1.1 per cent. That’s the first increase since May.Durable goods are items that are expected to last for at least three years. Orders tend to fluctuate from month to month.Overall, total orders fell to $198.5 billion in August. That’s still 33.5 per cent above the recession low hit in April 2009.U.S. manufacturing, which had helped pulled the economy out of the Great Recession three years ago, has weakened since the spring. Factories have been hurt by a decline in consumer spending and slower global growth that has cut demand for U.S. exports.Less factory production has sapped a critical source of growth and jobs in the United States. The trend is expected to keep growth and hiring tepid through the November elections.The economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.3 per cent in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday in a separate report. That’s much lower than its previous estimate of 1.7 per cent and too weak to lower the unemployment rate.Many economists below growth won’t exceed 2 per cent for the rest of the year.High unemployment and sluggish growth prompted the Federal Reserve last week to announce several major steps to boost the economy. Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed will buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities a month until there is “substantial” improvement in the job market. read more

Bruised bullied Badgered Buckeyes return home battered

Not only did Ohio State leave Madison, Wis., emotionally scarred, suffering its first loss of the season Saturday, but the Buckeyes also left physically scarred, with fewer healthy bodies than when they arrived. OSU’s already-limited defense has become further depleted because of injury. Leaving possibly the biggest void in the OSU defense is the loss of senior linebacker and leading tackler Ross Homan. Coach Jim Tressel said Homan will likely miss the next couple of weeks because of a foot injury suffered at Wisconsin. Already plagued with injuries this year, the defensive backfield has taken another hit with the loss of Tyler Moeller’s replacement, Christian Bryant, who will be out for at least this week’s contest against Purdue. “He had an infection last week, and we thought we had it under control, and he played a little bit in the game, and then he had a not-very-good reaction to it on the plane ride back,” Tressel said. “He’s been over at Ohio State Medical Center trying to get it under control, and I don’t know all the whys and the wherefores and whatnot, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be out of there until late this week.” As far as who will step in during Bryant’s absence, Tressel said he wasn’t sure yet but suggested a few possibilities. “Without having sat in the defensive room and talked about it with them, you have a couple different ways you can go,” he said. “Jermale Hines has played a lot of nickel, which would probably put (Aaron) Gant in the game. Nate Oliver was your No. 2 nickel all spring and all season until he got hurt, and he’s back healthy … or you can do what Iowa does. Iowa plays nickel with their base people.” Also on the defensive side, linebacker Dorian Bell remains out after suffering a concussion against Indiana. No matter who is in there, Tressel expects them to perform. “We’ve got to have someone ready. That’s why you get to practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and have walkthroughs on Friday,” he said. “If you want anyone to care that you’ve had three guys in your secondary hurt, you’re coaching the wrong sport at the wrong school because we’ve got to be ready.” Facing adversity Coming off its first loss in nearly a year, OSU is looking to pick up the pieces from its lackluster performance at Wisconsin last week, and Tressel said that loss will serve as a real test for his team. “We’ve always talked about leadership and maturity and that it’s not really tested until those adverse moments,” he said. “I think you’ll see a good demonstration of our level of maturity and leadership and so forth, and I have confidence we have the right kind of people.” With the loss behind them, the No. 10-ranked Buckeyes turn their sights to the conference-unbeaten Purdue Boilermakers. And although the Bucks once again find themselves attempting to bounce back from a difficult mid-season conference defeat, Tressel said that how his guys respond will say a lot about this team. “We told our guys countless times that there are 10 teams that want one thing for sure and that’s for Ohio State not to be the Big Ten champions, and that’s real,” Tressel said. “And now let’s see how you can handle it, and we’ll get a little glimpse of that at practice, but the real look at it will be Saturday and then the following Saturday and the following.” Continuing special teams woes After making strides in the right direction in recent weeks, OSU kick coverage took another step in the wrong direction at Wisconsin as the Badgers set the tone early, returning the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. “The bottom line is that when you’re covering kicks, there are no excuses,” Tressel said. “They don’t care if you get pushed in the back, grabbed, held, thought you should have gone around it, you thought the ball was going here or there. You have to fit. And just like when you’re playing defense, you have to fit. Kickoff, you have to fit from 70 yards away. Defense you have to fit from the line of scrimmage. We just didn’t fit.” Although the botched kickoff coverage is a point of concern for Tressel, he said it certainly did not cost his team the game. “Please don’t paint the picture that us having the kickoff taken back lost the game,” he said. “We still had 59 minutes and 48 seconds, so we had plenty of time to make up for that, but we’ve got to get better at that.” Defensive struggles The Badger ground game, at times, gave the Buckeyes fits. OSU allowed a 100-yard rushing performance for the first time in 29 games, as John Clay rushed for 104 yards. As questions continued to arise about OSU’s defensive performance, Tressel said the team’s depth at defensive line isn’t what it has been in recent years. “Are we as deep and can we rotate as much as when we had … (last year) you had Thaddeus (Gibson) and you had Lawrence Wilson, you had Doug Worthington, you had Todd Denlinger, you had Rob Rose?” Tressel said. “Those guys all were the rotators last year and they’re rotating elsewhere right now. But that’s where we are.” Despite lacking line depth, Tressel said the younger guys are continuing to come along, and his goal is for them to improve as the season progresses. Not the same Pryor OSU has become accustomed to Terrelle Pryor lighting up the score board, so the junior quarterback’s struggles Saturday seemed a bit uncharacteristic of his season thus far. And although there were passes Tressel said Pryor would probably like to have back, he was pleased with his signal caller’s effort. “I think he played extremely competitively,” Tressel said. “As far as competing and wanting to do anything he could do for the good of the team, he would have gone down to cover kickoffs if you let him, that’s just his nature. “I don’t know what else you can ask of a guy (except) to leave it on the field, and he left it on the field.” read more

Gilberto Duarte to replace Wael Jallouz at FC Barcelona Lassa

FC Barcelona Lassagilberto duarte ← Previous Story THREE FRENCH TEAMS IN COLOGNE: Montpellier Handball for a new reality of European handball Next Story → POLL: Qui? Who? Koj? The Spanish champions FC Barcelona Lassa will have a new name in the backline for the new season. The 28-years old Portuguese left back Gilberto Duarte signed a year contract with the most successful team in the history of handball, according to Handball-Planet.com sources.Duarte is a member of the Polish Orlen Wisla Plock since summer 2017. The 197cm tall shooter netted 54 goals for the “Oilers” in the current season of the VELUX EHF Champions League, but that didn’t help team to achieve TOP 16 phase for the second season in a row.Duarte should replace the 26-years old Tunisian star Wael Jallouz, who will obviously lost his place at “Blaugrana”.His previous club is FC Porto.Djordje Pevcevic read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Monday Regency Hotel trial adjourned, Varadkar meets Sinn Féin over the North and Barry Bennell sentenced – It’s the Fix. NEED TO CATCH UP? TheJournal.ie brings you a round up of today’s news.IRELAND Waltons has closed down its iconic George’s Street premises, almost a century after it opened its first branch in Dublin city centre. The George’s Street branch was opened in the early 1990s but was closed last week. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieLeo Varadkar and Tánasite Simon Coveney met with Sinn Féin leadership this evening to discuss the ongoing impasse in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin said direct rule of the North by Westminster was “off the table”.A woman who pleaded guilty to having a gun at Connolly train station in Dublin walked free after being sentenced today by the Special Criminal Court.A small Galway village erected three billboards in honour of the filmmaker Martin McDonagh.A garda who suffered PTSD after being attacked by four men was awarded €15,000 in compensation.Convicted killer Graham Dwyer‘s challenge against the Garda Commissioner and the State over the use of mobile phone records during his trial is due to commence tomorrow.Power outages in Dublin city affected thousands of people this afternoon.Central Bank governor Philip Lane was withdrawn as a candidate for the role as vice-president of the European Central Bank.The parents of a five-year-old boy who drowned near Ballymena, Co Antrim appealed for information.The Regency Hotel shooting trial was further adjourned this morning after the Special Criminal Court heard that material in the case has presented some “unprecedented conundrums”.Taxi drivers threatened to protest over the impact a proposed new plaza in the city centre would have on their business.Fianna Fáil were poised to block the sale of loans by Permanent TSB, saying that it should not go ahead.A new Irish study found that most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics.WORLD Jason Dunford (left) and Chris Unsworth outside Liverpool Crown Court ahead of the sentencing of serial paedophile football coach Barry Bennell for hundreds of historical sexual assaults committed on young boys in his care. Source: Peter Byrne#FLORIDA: The Florida mass shooting suspect appeared in court today, with his lawyers seeking to avoid him being sent to death.#SENTENCED: A British paedophile who admitted 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, was sentenced to 32 years in prison.#UNITED STATES: The White House said that Donald Trump supported a bipartisan effort to improve a national system of background checks for gun purchases in the wake of the Florida school shooting.#BENNELL: Disgraced former football coach Barry Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison.#OXFAM: An Oxfam internal report found that it ‘cannot rule out’ the possibility that Haiti officials hired underage sex workers.PARTING SHOTThree billboards have been erected outside Lettermullen, Co Galway to honour Irish director and filmmaker Martin McDonagh.McDonagh spent a lot of time in his father’s home of the small Gaeltacht village when he was growing up. Source: Róisín Nic Leoid https://jrnl.ie/3861035 By Cormac Fitzgerald Get our daily news round up: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Feb 19th 2018, 8:58 PM Share7 Tweet Email 12,057 Views Monday 19 Feb 2018, 8:58 PM No Comments last_img read more

MacGill Summer School to hold session on why it hasnt embraced gender

first_imgMacGill Summer School to hold session on why it hasn’t embraced gender balance following controversy The Director of MacGill said, “We are determined to do all that we can to redress this imbalance”. Jun 20th 2018, 8:23 PM Short URL Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 8:23 PM File photo: Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy 48 Comments Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie File photo: Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy Image: Leah Farrell via RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4082563 The other session will be tasked with cutting to the very heart of why MacGill and other organisations and public forums in Ireland have not embraced effectively gender balancing.“To achieve this we need help and I would ask our audiences and particularly women to assist us in transforming MacGill 2018 by participating in the debates in Glenties which will help establish new foundations in our ongoing pursuit of building a better Ireland in the years ahead.”Acknowledging the gender balance issue, Mulholland said MacGill had “fallen short of the very high standards for which MacGill has become known and which has led to audience growth year on year.Without question, women are under-represented numerically on our panels notwithstanding the strengths and high calibre of those women who accepted our invitation to contribute.“This is something we very much regret. In hindsight, it is reflective of an Ireland undergoing change, albeit slowly, and which still in 2018 has significant and widespread under-representation of women across many areas of public life.“We are determined, in the short period remaining before MacGill 2018 commences, to do all that we can to redress this imbalance.” By Cliodhna Russell THE DIRECTOR OF MacGill Summer School has released a statement this evening saying that the school is working to include a programme on why MacGill and other organisations and public forums in Ireland have not embraced effectively gender balancing.It comes after the event was criticised this week for only having about 20% female representation in its panel events.Social Democrats co-leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall have said they will withdraw from their respective panels unless significant changes are made to the gender-balance of panels across all sessionsThe Director of MacGill Summer School Joe Mulholland spoke to TheJournal.ie earlier today and said that he ‘tried his best’ to achieve balance in this year’s line-up.In a release this evening, he said the school was working to include two new sessions in this years programme. “One will focus on the recent referendum on Repeal of the 8th Amendment. Share59 Tweet Email 12,202 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

MXSPSB1000 et 2000 deux nouveaux kits audio chez Maxell

first_imgMXSP-SB1000 et 2000 : deux nouveaux kits audio chez MaxellSpécialiste du matériel audio, Maxell a officialisé la sortie de deux nouveaux produits : les MXSP-SB1000 et 2000. Revue de détails.Maxell s’apprête à lancer deux nouveaux kits audio plats, qui ne manquent visuellement pas de charme.Les systèmes MXSP-SB1000 et 2000 disposent de ports HDMI, RCA et jack 3,5 mm. Le premier, en 2.1, se décompose en 2 canaux de 10 W chacun, aidés par un caisson de basse de 30 W. Le second, propose la même puissance, mais lui sur 4 voies.Le MXSP-SB2000 est également le seul de ces kits à être compatible avec les normes SRS 3D, TruBass and Focus sound system.Ces deux dispositifs audio seront d’abord disponibles au Japon pour 13.000 yens concernant le SB1000 (aux environs de 130 euros) et 20.000 yens pour le MXSP-SB2000 (soit 200 euros).Le 29 mai 2012 à 09:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Des scientifiques expliquent pourquoi les mamans ont envie de croquer leur bébé

first_imgDes scientifiques expliquent pourquoi les mamans ont envie de “croquer” leur bébéBeaucoup de mamans ressentent l’envie de “croquer” ou de “manger” les bébés qu’elles voient. Ce sentiment étrange est expliqué par un mécanisme olfactif qui déclenche le circuit de la récompense, et donc l’attachement émotionnel, de la mère à l’enfant.Entendre une mère dire d’un bébé qu’elle le mangerait bien tellement il est mignon est une chose courante. Mais comment expliquer cette réaction à la limite du cannibalisme ? Chez les animaux, les signaux olfactifs sont les principaux médiateurs du lien entre la mère et l’enfant. Et le même genre de mécanisme pourrait être à l’œuvre chez l’humain, puisque des chercheurs viennent de démontrer que l’odeur des nouveaux-nés est associée…au plaisir de manger !”Les signaux chimiques olfactifs – donc non-verbaux et non-visuels – de communication entre la mère et l’enfant sont très intenses”, explique dans un communiqué Johannes Frasnelli, chercheur en psychologie à l’Université de Montréal, co-auteur de l’étude publiée dans la revue Frontiers in Psychology. “Ce que nous avons montré pour la première fois, c’est que l’odeur du nouveau-né, qui fait partie de ces signaux, active le circuit neurologique de la récompense chez les mères.”Le circuit neurologique de la récompensePour en arriver là, les scientifiques ont testé 30 femmes, 15 ayant déjà eu un enfant, les 15 autres non. On leur a présenté des odeurs de bébés, récupérées de pyjamas qu’ils portaient les deux jours après leur naissance. Les résultats indiquent que toutes les femmes ont perçu l’odeur avec la même intensité, mais chez les mères, la région du cerveau appelée noyau caudé a été activée de manière beaucoup plus forte.Le noyau caudé, double structure située au centre du cerveau et reliée au thalamus, a notamment un rôle dans l’apprentissage par récompense. Son activation en présence de l’odeur des bébés indique que de la dopamine, neurotransmetteur principal du circuit de la récompense, a été relâchée dans le cerveau des mères.Nourriture et plaisirLe circuit de la récompense permet de renforcer notre motivation à agir dans une certaine direction en associant un comportement avec le plaisir. “C’est ce circuit qui nous fait désirer certains aliments et qui entraine la dépendance au tabac et à d’autres drogues. Mais toutes les odeurs ne provoquent pas cette réaction ; seulement celles qui sont liées à une récompense, comme la nourriture ou la satisfaction d’un désir, engendrent cette activation ” continue le Dr. Frasnelli.Ces données font donc dire à l’équipe que l’odeur d’un bébé joue un rôle dans les liens affectifs entre la mère et le nourrisson. L’attachement qui lie les deux est une caractéristique retenue par la sélection naturelle que l’on retrouve chez de nombreux mammifères, et qui est très forte chez les humains et les primates.Transformation physique ou conditionnement psychologique ?Toutefois, l’expérience ne permet pas d’expliquer si l’activation du réseau dopaminergique est due à un réel changement physiologique causé par l’accouchement ou à l’expérience olfactive de la présence du nouveau-né auprès de sa mère de façon régulière.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Il est possible que l’accouchement cause des changements hormonaux qui modifient le circuit de la récompense dans le noyau caudé, mais il est aussi possible que l’expérience y soit pour quelque chose”, répond prudemment Johannes Frasnelli.De même, l’expérience n’ayant pas été testée sur des hommes, on ne sait pas si un mécanisme similaire est à l’œuvre chez les pères.Le 28 septembre 2013 à 19:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Police need help identifying a man who punched a woman in Gaslamp

first_img Posted: March 7, 2019 Police need help identifying a man who punched a woman in Gaslamp District KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police reached out to the public Thursday for help in identifying a man seen in surveillance video punching a woman in the Gaslamp District.The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and E Street, according to San Diego Police Department Sgt. Dan Brinkerhoff.A man was arguing with his fiance near the intersection when a woman intervened and confronted the man in an attempt to stop the argument, Brinkerhoff said.The woman said she was calling 911, then the man punched her in the face before fleeing the area, the sergeant said.The man’s fiance remained at the scene, but refused to provide any identifying information on the man, Brinkerhoff said.He was described as a 6-foot-2 black man around 50 years old who weighs around 245 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown suit with a cream- colored shirt.Anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the man was asked to call Brinkerhoff at (619) 744-9510 or send him an email at dmbrinkerhoff@pd.sandiego.gov. center_img Updated: 5:32 PM KUSI Newsroom March 7, 2019last_img read more

Did IBM fire 100000 employees in last few years just to look

first_imgLast month, IBM sacked more than 2,000 employeesCredit: ReutersIn a shocking revelation by a former vice president in an ongoing age discrimination lawsuit, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has laid off as many as 1,00,000 employees in the last 7 years. The deposition further said that IBM took the step to enhance its appeal towards millennials and look “cool” and “trendy” as Amazon and Google. It is to be noted that the Armonk-based IT giant is facing several lawsuits accusing it of sacking older employees, including a class-action case in Manhattan and individual civil suits filed in California, Pennsylvania, and Texas.In a statement, IBM said, “The Company hires 50,000 employees each year, and spends nearly a half-billion dollars on training our team. We also receive more than 8,000 job applications every day, the highest rate that we’ve ever experienced, so there’s clear excitement about IBM’s strategy and direction for the future”.As per a report published in Bloomberg, IBM’s revenue has been shrinking since last seven years. In order to cut down on costs, the company has fired thousands of people in the US, Canada, and other high-wage markets. At the end of the year 2018, IBM’s workforce has slumped to its lowest point in six years with 3,50,600 employees globally which is 19 percent since 2013. michiganmodern.orgThe latest revelation by Alan Wild, former vice president of human resources in one of the lawsuits, claimed that IBM sacked 50,000 to 1,00,000 employees in just the last several years. In a submission to the court Wild said IBM face huge recruitment problems and with the objective to show that IBM was not “an old fuddy-duddy organization” and show itself as “as [a] cool, trendy organization” like Google and Amazon, the company sacked older employees. The document further added that following this strategy, IBM fired Texas-based Jonathan Langley, 61 after 24 years of his services in the company who filed a case. IBM filed a motion requesting the court to dismiss his case, in turn, Langley’s lawyers filed an opposition to that motion.Last month, IBM sacked more than 2,000 employees. The company had said, “We are continuing to reposition our team to align with our focus on the high-value segments of the IT market – while aggressively hiring in critical new areas that deliver value for our clients and IBM.”last_img read more

Study shows whales dive deeper and longer when exposed to human produced

first_img In recent years, some groups have suggested that an apparent increase in the numbers of whales beaching themselves is due to exposure to mid-frequency active sonar (MFAS), but it has remained unclear how such an association could result in whales beaching themselves. More recently, researchers found that many whales stranded on beaches had gas bubble-associated lesions and fat emboli that were similar in nature to those seen in human divers that submerge too long or surface too rapidly. This led the researchers to consider the possibility that the whales have been beaching themselves due to decompression sickness, aka “the bends.”To find out if this might be the case, the researchers affixed tracking devices to 16 Cuvier’s beaked whales and monitored their movements for approximately 88 days in a location off the coast of Los Angeles associated with MFAS interference (from U.S. Navy submarines and helicopters) regarding whales. At the same time, the group also monitored and tracked all MFAS emissions from all U.S. Navy ships and submarines in the same area.The researchers report that the whales clearly reacted to the MFAS by diving deeper and staying down longer than they normally would—one whale dived for almost an hour longer than has ever been observed by any mammal. Proximity to MFAS also led to longer times between dives, which, the researchers noted, could adversely impact foraging. They also note that such behavioral changes were more defined the closer the whales were to MFAS sources. Interestingly, they also found that the whales appeared to react more strongly to weaker signals from helicopters than from submarines—which, they note, might be due to the more sudden onset of the signals.Prior to the study of whale beaching, it was not known that whales could suffer from decompression sickness, but data from this new study suggests that not only is it possible, it happens because the whales are trying to escape MFAS noise. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Citation: Study shows whales dive deeper and longer when exposed to human produced sonar (2017, August 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-whales-deeper-longer-exposed-human.html More information: “Diving behaviour of Cuvier’s beaked whales exposed to two types of military sonar,” Royal Society Open Science (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170629 Fresh whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further A combined team of researchers from Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division has found evidence of whales diving deeper and longer than normal when exposed to sonar from submarines and helicopters. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study, which included tagging whales and monitoring their behavior when exposed to artificial sonar signals. Journal information: Royal Society Open Sciencelast_img read more

Six fishermen rescued 25 still missing in Bay of Bengal

first_imgKakdwip/Kolkata: Six of the 31 fishermen, who had gone missing in the Bay of Bengal after venturing into deep waters despite weather warnings four days ago, were rescued on Monday but 25 are still untraced, officials said. Thirteen other fishermen on another boat, which had developed a snag and drifted into the Bangladesh waters due to inclement weather, were rescued by the coast guards of India and the neighbouring country in a coordinated operation on Saturday, a Defence official had said. With this, 49 fishermen have been rescued since Saturday, the officials said. The secretary of the fishermen’s association at Kakdwip, Nikon Maity, said six fishermen of FB Dashabhuja were rescued by fishermen in Haribhanga islet of Bangladesh and they were brought to Kakdwip on Monday morning. The missing fishermen had started from Namkhana in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on four trawlers – FB Nayan, FB Dashabhuja, FB Babaji and FB Joy Jogiraj – on Thursday, Maity said. Though FB Dashabhuja, FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji are feared to be submerged, 15 fishermen each from FB Joyjogiraj and FB Babaji have been rescued. The whereabouts of FB Nayan with 16 fishermen on board are still unknown. Nine fishermen from FB Dashabhuja are also missing, Maity said. After getting information about the missing fishermen by the West Bengal Fishermen Association, Sundarban Development Minister Manturam Pakhira had asked the South 24 Parganas district authorities to launch a search and rescue operation. All the missing fishermen were from Kakdwip area. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and its Bangladesh counterpart had rescued 13 crew members on board an Indian fishing boat amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the Defence official said Sunday. The 13 crew members of fishing boat ‘FB Tara Shankar’, which had ventured to the Bay of Bengal from Kakdwip, were rescued on Saturday amidst very rough sea conditions and inclement weather, the official said. The boat had developed a technical problem and on receiving the information, the ICG regional headquarters contacted the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) West Zone headquarter at Mongla. A Bangladesh Navy ship located the Indian boat with 13 crew on board near the Mongla Fairway Buoy in the evening on Saturday and rescued all the crew members on the boat. The Bangladesh Naval ship took the Indian disabled boat under tow and brought it to Pussur river mouth, which is approximately 60 nautical miles eastward of the Indo- Bangladesh maritime border, where 100 more Indian fishing boats were sighted. The disabled boat was handed over to one of the operational Indian boats for towing back to India. As the sea was rough, around 100 Indian fishing boats, including the disabled one under tow, were guided by the Bangladesh Naval ship for taking passage through the riverine/coastal route westward up to the Haribhanga river, the official said. The coast guards of India and Bangladesh have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) followed by a ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ for helping each other during such incidents and making waters of north Bay of Bengal safe, he added.last_img read more

Cloud Based Security Services Market 2019 Overview Rising Demand and Forecast

first_img‘Global Cloud Based Security Services  2018 Market Research Report’ is the latest market intelligence on growth drivers, industry and regional trends, competitive landscape scenario as well as upstream and downstream sectors.Global Cloud Based Security Services Market to reach USD XX billion by 2025.Global Cloud Based Security Services Market valued approximately USD XX billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than XX% over the forecast period 2018-2025. The Cloud Based Security Services Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. Cloud-based security solutions provide a new approach to detecting and mitigating security threats.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2961836?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SSMoreover, growing market for managed security series is the factors likely to create lucrative opportunities in the market over the upcoming years. Cloud Based Security Services offer various benefits such as it provides protection against distributed denial of services, it also provides data security, it helps companies in regulate industries by managing & maintaining enhanced infrastructure to protect personal & financial data and so on. These benefits are also boosting the demand of cloud based security services across the world. However, lack availability of skilled professional and lack of awareness of cloud security are the restraining factors of the market during the forecast period. The regional analysis of Global Cloud Based Security Services Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World.The major market player included in this report are:Azure Infrastructure SolutionsBarracuda NetworksBlue Coat SystemsCA Inc.Cisco SystemsCovisintThe objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Type:Internal IT Security BreachesExternal Security BreachesBy Application:Identify Access management (IAM) SystemSecure Web GatewaySecure E-mail GatewayOthersGet a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2961836?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains  across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Mute individual Tabs in Google Chrome

first_imgMute individual Tabs in Google Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on April 27, 2019 in Google Chrome – 1 commentTab Muter is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that restores tab muting functionality in the browser.Google removed options to mute individual tabs in Chrome in recent versions. While the browser still offers controls to mute audio playback in Chrome, muting audio in any tab mutes it for the entire site automatically; this may not be much of an issue for most Chrome users, as it is rare that multiple pages of a site are opened that all play audio.There are circumstances, however, where this may be useful. Maybe you are playing multiple browser games at once, watch multiple videos but need audio in just one of them, or just want a video to buffer in a tab while watching another.Several other browsers, for example Firefox, support the muting of individual tabs.You may mute any site in Chrome by clicking on the icon in front of its address in the user interface. Select Site Settings from the context menu and locate the Sound permission on the page that opens. Set it to Mute to block that particular site from playing audio automatically.Tab MuterTab Muter is a browser extension for Google Chrome that reintroduces tab muting capabilities in the browser. The extension adds its icon to Chrome’s main toolbar when you install it. You activate the extension icon to toggle audio functionality of the site in the active tab.A click mutes audio of the tab, another unmutes it again. A quick test on YouTube revealed that the extension works just fine for the purpose. I used it to mute one YouTube video while audio playback of another was not affected by the muting.The functionality works for other sites as well. Tab Muter should work for any site that Chrome’s own site-wide audio muting works for.The muting is applied to the tab and not the site. You may notice this when you load another website in the tab that tries to play audio. Any audio content is muted by Tab Muter in the tab regardless of site.Closing WordsTab Muter is a well designed extension that restores tab muting functionality in the Chrome browser. Chrome users who miss the functionality may install the browser extension to restore it.Now You: do you prefer audio muting or site muting? (via Caschy)Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 3 votes Software Name Tab MuterSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-muter/bnclejfcblondkjliiblkojdeloomadd/related Advertisementlast_img read more

Long weeks of runway repairs short fuses at Pearson

first_imgTags: Toronto Pearson Airport TORONTO — Seven weeks of runway construction at Toronto’s Pearson Airport wrap up May 16 but it could be a long last few days ahead as airline delays, cancellations and long lineups continue and passenger frustration mounts.WestJet’s Executive VP, Operations Cam Kenyon issued a statement letting passengers know they weren’t alone in their frustration. “I want to personally apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this construction event,” he said. “We aim to create a remarkable experience with every flight, and for every guest who flies with WestJet. Unfortunately, recent experiences for some of our guests travelling in and out of Toronto Pearson have been somewhat short of remarkable.”Kenyon noted that the repair project, upgrading Pearson runway 05/23, is on schedule to be completed by May 16, after which service will be back to normal. “We are working to make things better, and as always our commitment is to improve and to continue to offer all our guests a remarkable experience,” he said.WestJet says the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) initially communicated to all airlines that they expected minimal impact on schedules, dependent of course on weather, during the construction period. “Therefore, at the outset of this project no reductions in capacity (arrivals and departures) were planned by the GTAA or Nav Canada and air carriers operating in and out of YYZ did not significantly adjust their schedules to reduce capacity,” says the airline.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsAs it turned out, unfavourable weather, high demand in peak periods and Nav Canada’s adjustment to optimum runway configurations for the construction meant YYZ operations were significantly impacted over the last couple of weeks.A statement from GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng noted that travellers “may have experienced some inconvenience in the form of travel delays or increased aircraft noise in recent weeks as a result of major repair work … if you were affected by this work, we apologize.”Runway 05/23 is Pearson’s busiest runway, said Eng. The last major reconstruction of 05/23 was performed 12 years ago, in 2005.Planned work originally necessitated two closures of this runway, one in April-May 2017 and a second closure in the fall of 2017. Toronto Pearson has expedited its rehabilitation work so that the runway can be returned to service on May 16 at 6 p.m.“For more than a year the GTAA, the airline community and our air navigation service provider, Nav Canada, have worked collaboratively to carefully plan this rehabilitation work. Regrettably, weather conditions this April were unseasonable, and this, combined with a number of other factors that affect airport operations, means that certain flights operating to and from Toronto Pearson were delayed.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaA report from the Toronto Star says the runway repair project has caused more than 1,000 flight cancellations and delays, impacting every one of the more than 65 airlines flying out of Pearson. There are now questions about who is financially responsible for compensating passengers forced to book hotels nights or other inconveniences as a result of the delays and cancellations. Travelweek Group Posted by Sharecenter_img Long weeks of runway repairs, short fuses at Pearson << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, May 9, 2017 last_img read more

Lenders See Tech Integration As Key to Loan Cycle

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Lenders See Tech Integration As Key to Loan Cycle March 13, 2017 574 Views center_img Lenders have had to adapt to a rapidly continually changing regulatory environment since the recession, which means there’s been a crush of new technologies aimed at keeping them compliant. As Fannie Mae has reported in its most recent Lender Sentiment Survey, lenders’ experiences with next-generation technology service providers (TSPs) has varied greatly. But nearly all see integration as the future. According to Fannie, lenders use next-generation TSPs primarily for loan production, regulatory compliance, and business analytics‒‒the same three areas are also seen as the top areas for future next-gen TSP. Overall, 37 percent of lenders surveyed by Fannie reported they already use next-gen TSPs, while another 35 percent are looking into it. But those numbers shift notably depending on the size of the lender. Large lenders are far more likely to already be using next-gen TSPs‒‒54 percent of large lenders and mortgage banks are either regular users already or are in the trial phase. That compares to 40 percent of mid-size lenders and just 15 percent of small lenders.Thirty-seven percent of depository institutions used the technology and 23 percent of credit unions use next-gen TSPs as well.So far, Fannie reported, lender are mostly happy with existing tech. But there are certain barriers. The biggest issue lenders seem to be having with next-gen TSPs is cost. A full 37 percent of respondents said costs to implement next-gen TSPs are just too high. “When asked to share ideas for further innovation by next-gen TSPs,” wrote Tom Seidenstein, VP for strategy and policy research at Fannie Mae, “lenders overall point to better integration and simpler and more user-friendly systems as desired improvements.”According to the survey, about a third of all lenders said that end-to-end integration, from application to servicing, is the most important aspect of next-gen TSPs. Nearly another third see cost and functionality as a close runner-up. More than half of lenders asked said integration in the TSPs would be extremely valuable while another 35 percent said it would be somewhat valuable.When asked which industry player has the greatest potential to provide such an integrated solution, almost two in five lenders identified loan origination systems providers, due to their experience, expertise, and existing resources. About one in four said that the GSEs had the greatest potential, because “the GSEs are the industry standard-setters, trusted, and more knowledgeable than other entities.”Seidenstein said that for Fannie’s part, the message has been received.“Having clearly defined standards will encourage innovation to address the need for end-to-end integration of solutions and will enable lenders to capitalize on technological advances to benefit their customers,” he wrote. Fanie Mae GSE Lenders 2017-03-13 Staff Writerlast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Palmer echoed Fitzgerald’s sentiments and said he sets a positive example for the rest of his teammates.“He’s up on a pedestal when it comes to being the team leader and what you aspire for all your younger players to become,” Arians said. “Watching this thing grow all the years I’ve been here and busting numbers every single year, it’s a great high-mark for all the other players to try to aspire to become and do what Larry does in this community. Patrick (Peterson)’s doing it. We’ve got some young guys that are starting foundations, and it’s a really good benchmark for all of them to follow.”“He’s been such a role model,” Palmer added.All his celebrity friends agree. The event benefited Fitzgerald’s First Down Fund, which supports programs for kids and families in crisis, as well as health-related organizations. Fitzgerald said the event has a special place in his heart.“To be able to do it for nine years, it really means a lot to me,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s humbling that we can continue to have this type of support from my coaches. My teammates come, and I love the fact that we can do this and raise money for the people in our community.”The event has had a significant impact on the community, Fitzgerald said, and continues to evolve each year.“Every single year we’ve gone up in terms of proceeds we’ve raised,” Fitzgerald said. “We’ve done a great job of helping different charitable organizations that are in need, so with the money that we raise we’re able to help breast cancer foundations and also youth organizations that are going to wonderful causes.”Whether it is a celebrity softball game or golf tournament, it can be difficult to keep up with Fitzgerald’s charity events. He said Fitz’s Supper Club is different from the rest because it allows him to be up close and personal with the guests.“I like the intimacy of this one,” Fitzgerald said. “We have 240 people that are here this evening. My softball event, we have eight or nine thousand people in attendance, so this one I like that I get the chance to know pretty much everybody that’s in attendance.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Patrick Peterson. Carson Palmer. Marshall Faulk. John Salley.Respect for Larry Fitzgerald extends beyond the football field. When the Cardinals wide receiver asked for support for his ninth annual Fitz’s Supper Club, his fellow athletes delivered.Monday at Dominick’s Steakhouse, supporters enjoyed an evening filled with entertainment along with a four-course dinner and spirits served by Fitzgerald’s teammates and other celebrity friends. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Larry Fitzgerald talking to the media at his 9th annual Fitz Supper Club funraiser at Dominick’s Steakhouse, Monday, August 28, 2017, Scottsdale, AZ. (Cronkite News/ Jamie Nish) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Each year, the event has a different theme. Last year, it was comedy. This year, Fitzgerald decided to shift to magic, with the theme title, “The Grand Illusion.” Fitzgerald brought in Illusionist Darcy Oake to perform.“It’s smaller, intimate style shows where you have a direct connection with the people I find that are a lot more artistically rewarding than doing like a mass venue where you can’t see the people and everything, so this is right in my wheelhouse,” Oake said.Fitz’s Supper Club started being held at Dominick’s Steakhouse four years ago, and restaurant co-owner, Jeffrey Mastro, said he envisions this partnership with Fitzgerald as something that will continue for many more years.“I hope so, because he’s very charitable and he has his foundation,” Mastro said. “He’s going to want to continue to make money for his foundation and do all the good stuff he does, so absolutely.”Being able to give back to the community is something Fitzgerald said he loves doing and believes NFL players have a great platform.“It’s really important,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s the same kids that I see on the sidelines and in the crowds wearing Patrick Peterson, and David Johnson, and Carson Palmer, and Tyrann Mathieu jerseys. They’re the same kids that you want to help and support because they’re supporting you doing your job. That’s what it’s all about, just giving back.”last_img read more

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