Spanish Authorities Rescue 150 Migrants off SpanishMoroccan Coasts

Rabat – Spanish maritime authorities announced Saturday, January 13  that they had rescued 150 migrants, who were attempting to reach the Eldorado through six precarious boats.The first group of migrants were rescued off south Spain and north Morocco. Two groups of 54 and 55 were transferred to the Andalusian port of Malaga, according to Agence France-Presse.Thirty-two migrants were landed in Almeria, 200 kilometer east of Malaga, said a spokesman for Maritime Security. Thirteen other migrants were rescued off the Strait of Gibraltar by the Spanish coast-guard in coordination with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex. The migrants rescued off the Strait of Gibraltar region includes seven sub-Saharan Africans and several minors from North Africa. They were transferred to the port of Tarifa, located 14 kilometers away from the Moroccan coast for necessary care.In 2017, 2,252 migrants forced their way into the Spanish enclave, while 2,000 of them were able to cross to Europe. In terms of nationality, 1,605 are sub-Saharan migrants, 512 are Algerians and 126 are from other nationalities.According to the source, February and August saw the largest influxes into the city.On February 17, 2017, 500 migrants had forced the fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. During this attempt, 11 Civil Guards and 25 migrants were injured. Three days later, another attempt was made. This time, 300 migrants were able to access the city.At the beginning of August 2017, 260 migrants were able to do the same. read more

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Italian Fugitive Extradited After Hiding for 22 Years in Morocco

Rabat – Angelo Fillipini, 74 and native of Como, northern Italy, has been the subject of a long-standing search warrant. But decades-long efforts from Italian law enforcement agencies proved insufficient until recently, Italian newspaper La Provincia Di Como reported.As a member of the “Ndranghetisa Spinella-Ottina” clan, Filippini made a fortune from illicit activities that entailed receiving and storing large quantities of heroin. These activities cost the fugitive a sentence of 11 years and seven months.Read Also: Morocco, Arab Bloc Vote Against UN Resolution Condemning Hamas, Resolution FailsTo make police lose track of him, Filippini relocated to Morocco‘s Temara, in the vicinity of Rabat, Morocco’s capital. While in Temara, the Italian started a real estate business, starting a whole new life to escape from both Italian and Moroccan law enforcement. After more than two decades living with as a real state agent, the Italian fugitive was only identified earlier this year thanks to a cooperative investigation by Moroccan and Italian police. Arrested last April, Filippini was extradited to Italy Wednesday, 5 December, escorted by staff of the SCIP – Service for International Police Cooperation of Morocco’s Department of Public Security. read more

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General Assembly hears call for greater efforts to close gap between rich

24 September 2009More must be done to shrink the gap between developed and developing nations, countries of Latin America and the Caribbean told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate. Haitian President René Préval called for a new paradigm in international cooperation to replace the exploitation of poorer countries by the powerful.“The time has come to confront the globalization that seeks profit at any price, elevated to a new credo, with a globalization of solidarity that alone can guarantee the eradication of misery,” he told the Assembly. “The only vehicle for peace, stability and security is development.”He said the food, energy and financial crises that impose such a heavy burden on the developing countries are not the result of chance. “They are the direct consequence of the model of development and governance imposed on the rest of the world for several centuries by those nations that are recognized as powerful,” he added. A restructured world economic order is needed to strengthen the small economies on the basis of a just and equitable distribution of the benefits stemming from the production of wealth, Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Méndez said today.He told heads of State and government assembled at UN Headquarters in New York that “the unequal trade relations must end and effective policies of solidarity must be developed for the countries that suffer geographic and climatic adversity.”At the same time, the healthy political development of different countries must be promoted to guarantee that the more powerful nations do not interfere in local processes, especially when such intervention seeks to violate genuine democratic processes, Mr. Lugo said.He called for an end to the “criminal aggression against the environmental,” noting that states who are most responsible for global warming “are not assuming their obligations in face of the growing socio-environmental debt that they are causing, maintaining and increasing a clearly unjust situation that must be reversed.”Only multilateralism can solve current challenges, President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana pointed out.“This is the most important lesson to be learned from the era of globalization and independence,” he said at the debate.Mr. Jagdeo noted that small vulnerable economies have had to bear the brunt of the global recession. “Even as we seek long-term solutions to bolster the resilience of our economic, the need for relief and support is immediate,” he added, calling for the global community to restructure the debt of vulnerable small countries.“The case is equally compelling for new additional flows of developing assistance to be delivered to these countries by both multilateral and bilateral development partners.”For his part, Óscar Arias Sánchez, President of Costa Rica, said that developing nations will bear the brunt of global warming and population growth, as well as being “responsible for accelerating the growth of a global economy in which the rich cannot offer much more than what they already generate.”Improving the situation of poorer nations, he said, will hinge on success on three fronts: strengthening democracies, curbing arms trafficking and military spending, and combating climate change. read more

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UN picks new judge for World Court extends terms of judges for

29 June 2010The Security Council and the General Assembly today elected Xue Hanqin to fill a vacancy in the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), while the Council separately extended the terms of judges of the UN war crimes tribunals for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. The Security Council and the General Assembly today elected Xue Hanqin to fill a vacancy in the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), while the Council separately extended the terms of judges of the UN war crimes tribunals for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.The Council and the General Assembly each voted to elect Ms. Xue, who comes from China, to succeed Shi Jiuyong, who resigned last month. Ms. Xue will hold office for the remainder of Judge Shi’s term, which expires on 5 February 2012.Established in 1945 under the UN Charter, the ICJ settles legal disputes between States and gives advisory opinions on legal questions that have been referred to it by authorized UN organs or specialized agencies. It is based in The Hague and is also known as the World Court.Judges are chosen on the basis of their qualifications, not on the basis of nationality, and care is taken to ensure that the principal legal systems of the world are represented. No two judges can be from the same country. They cannot engage in any other occupation during their term of office.Meanwhile, the terms of two permanent judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) – Mehmet Güney of Turkey and Andrésia Vaz of Senegal, who are members of the appeals chamber – were extended by the Security Council until 31 December 2012 or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned.Five permanent judges and members of the trial chamber had their terms extended until 31 December 2011 or until they completed cases assigned to them. They are Charles Michael Denis Byron (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Khalida Rachid Khan (Pakistan), Arlette Ramaroson (Madagascar), William Sekule (Tanzania) and Bakhtiyar Tuzmulakhamedov (Russia).The Council also extended the terms of nine ad litem judges – who are limited to particular cases – who are members of the trial chamber until 31 December 2011 or until they completed their assigned cases. They are Aydin Sefa Akay (Turkey), Florence Rita Arrey (Cameroon), Solomy Balungi Bossa (Uganda), Vagn Joensen (Denmark), Gberdao Gustave Kam (Burkina Faso), Lee Gacugia Muthoga (Kenya), Seon Ki Park (Republic of Korea), Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson (Madagascar) and Emile Francis Short (Ghana).The Council urged States, especially countries in the Africa’s Great Lakes region, to step up their efforts to help ICTR bring to justice key indicted suspects Felicien Kabuga, Augustin Bizimana, Protais Mpiranya, among other suspects sought by the tribunal.Meanwhile, Council members also adopted a resolution extended the terms in office of 13 permanent and 10 ad litem judges with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).The permanent judges whose terms were extended are: Carmel Agius (Malta), Liu Daqun (China), Theodor Meron (United States), Fausto Pocar (Italy), Patrick Robinson (Jamaica), Jean-Claude Antonetti (France), Guy Delvoie (Belgium), Burton Hall (the Bahamas), Christoph Flügge (Germany), O-Gon Kwan (Republic of Korea), Bakone Justice Moloto (South Africa), Howard Morrison (United Kingdom) and Alphons Orie (the Netherlands).The ad litem judges whose terms were extended are: Melville Baird (Trinidad and Tobago), Pedro David (Argentina), Elizabeth Gwaunza (Zimbabwe), Frederik Harhoff (Denmark), Flavia Lattanzi (Italy), Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Prisca Matimba Nyambe (Zambia), Michèle Picard (France), Árpád Prandler (Hungary) and Stefan Trechsel (Switzerland). read more

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Donations to fire victims may go to waste because council is failing

first_img“But if you know of individuals or families who you feel aren’t getting help, then please let us know so we can get help to them as quickly as possible.” Community Response To Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster In London It came as volunteers said they have seen an abundance of clothes and asked for donations of sanitary towels, pushchairs, electronic items and children’s items. Community Response To Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster In LondonCredit:Dan Kitwood  A teacher who lives in the area called on Kensington and Chelsea council to take control of the relief efforts.Moyra Samuels told the meeting of around 70 people: “These are very uncoordinated (efforts) and my question is ‘Where is the council?’ This is something that we cannot do without an enormous level of planning and coordination.”Ms Samuels said that donations such as food would begin deteriorating before they could be passed on to the fire victims. “If the council is going to have to pay people to do that, that is what they are going to have to do,” she added. Community Response To Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster In LondonCredit:Amer Ghazzal / Barcroft Images  Dozens of people attended a meeting of the Radical Housing Network, made up of different activist groups, in a community centre not far from the burnt-out tower block on Saturday morning to discuss their “next steps” in supporting displaced residents. Community Response To Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster In London Community Response To Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster In London Community Response To Grenfell Tower Fire Disaster In LondonCredit:PA Speaking about the growing anger, Mr Sivarajah said: “This is about race, immigration and austerity. People are very angry. It’s a wider political problem.”In a statement following Friday’s protest, the council said: “We are already releasing funds to take care of the immediate needs of those affected as well as other support. We are absolutely committed to supporting anyone affected in the days, weeks and months ahead. A vast number of the donations to Grenfell Tower residents could go to waste as the council is failing to co-ordinate relief efforts, volunteers have said.Food and other essential items have been brought in their masses to centres near the scene in west London, but angry volunteers have criticised the local council for the apparent lack co-ordination of official relief. On Friday evening, demonstrators stormed the council offices over its handling of the crisis amid concerns that earlier renovation work was linked to the dramatic spread of the blaze, which killed at least 30 with dozens more deaths feared.Prime Minister Theresa May has also faced criticism for visiting the site without meeting victims in the wake of the tragedy. A petition calling for the council to resign which had been pinned to an electricity box appears to have been removed.Volunteer Mark Sivarajah, who grew up in the area and returned to help after seeing what happened, said he was shocked not to see any visible council officials.Speaking outside a collection point beside Latymer Community Church, he said nobody official was coordinating the relief effort. “If you look around there’s no-one here with a council vest on,” he said.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Baby delivered by paramedics after pregnant mother dies in crossbow attack

The murder took place in Ilford, east LondonCredit:Triangle News A baby boy is recovering in hospital after being delivered by medics shortly after his pregnant mother was killed in a crossbow attack in her kitchen.Sana Muhammad, 35, was eight months pregnant when she was allegedly attacked by her ex-husband in front of her children at her home in east London.The incident occurred at breakfast time on Monday morning at her home in Newbury Park, Ilford, when her attacker who had been hiding in her garden shed burst into her kitchen and opened fire with the deadly weapon.Her husband, Imtiaz Muhammad, described how he came across the suspected killer when he went to shed at around 7.30am on Monday to store a cardboard box.Seeing the weapon he fled into the house shouting “run, run, run”, before the alleged attacker fired the crossbow bolt which hit Mrs Muhammad in the stomach.The heavily pregnant mother of five was rushed to hospital in east London, where she was later pronounced dead but medics managed to perform an emergency cesarean section and deliver the baby boy safely. The murder took place in Ilford, east London Another neighbour added:: “She was kind and caring and was a wonderful mother. She was a very good, lovely lady. She was a close friend of mine, and we would share our problems with each other and could talk for hours.“She did everything for her children, they were her world.”A Met Police spokesman said: “A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Ilford. This follows an incident at an address in Applegarth Drive, Ilford at approximately 7.40am on Monday, 12 November.”The victim was found suffering an abdominal injury. She was taken to hospital where she later died. Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.”No other persons are sought in connection with this investigation. The arrested man and woman were known to each other. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.” Yesterday Mrs Muhammad’s ex-husband, Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, appeared in court charged with her murder.It is understood Mrs Muhammad, who was born in Mauritius, split from her first husband, with whom she had three children, around six years ago.She subsequently converted from Hinduism to Islam when she married Mr Muhammad and the couple went on to have two daughters.Her baby son was due to be born in around four weeks time.Mr Muhammad, 42, who was being cared for by relatives, described her as a “wonderful mother and wife”.He said all five children had been present at the time of the incident. Neighbours said Mrs Muhammad was a devoted mother whose life revolved her children.One friend said: “Sana and Imtiaz were very happy. They loved having the kids around them. We all used to spend time together and share food. It is such a tragedy what has happened to her.”One neighbour who witnessed the aftermath of the attack said: “The husband Imtiaz came out the house screaming for help – he was banging on doors.  “The kids were all there and they were crying for help. Imtiaz had gone to put a cardboard TV box in his garage and he found the ex husband standing there.” The baby, who relatives have named Ibrahim, was being cared for in hospital where doctors said he was in a stable condition. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Weir Minerals receives multiple orders for Salgaocar iron ore reclamation project

first_imgWeir Minerals Africa has supplied a variety of pumps and cyclones to the Salgaocar iron ore reclamation project in Swaziland against international competition. Commissioned in November 2012, Salgaocar Swaziland’s operation produces iron ore concentrates from tailings created by the now defunct Ngwenya mine in Ngwenya, western Swaziland. Jigging is the basic process at this operation to recover iron ore from the dumps. In the jigging process the minus-1 mm material could not be processed due to its size limitation. Hence it needs to be separated prior to process. The separated minus-1 mm material to be dewatered for which the Cavex® 800CVX desliming cyclones are used along with dewatering screens.In the minus-1 mm material iron ore recovered by means of magnetic separation. This  fraction material is re-pulped and pumped over magnets, where it is separated. The separated material goes through a dewatering process, while the waste material is pumped to a thickener and the process water recovered.“I believe we secured these orders based on our well established brand and the proven performance of our product range,” Sarel van der Walt, Sales Engineer at Weir Minerals Africa, says.The scope of supply included 19 8/6F Warman® AH WRT bare shaft pumps and two jet pumps. The Warman AH slurry pumps are fitted with Weir Minerals Africa’s new AH WRT impeller and throatbush design, whereby the impeller incorporates a unique vanelet on the back shroud that streamlines the flow through the impeller. This combination provides significantly improved wear life and gives higher efficiency and therefore lower absorbed power. The Warman® slurry pumps are also fitted with an improved Hi-Seal™ expeller seal that offers a significant improvement in performance over the original expeller sealing method. The patented expelling vane shape and larger diameter expeller generates considerably more pressure in the expeller ring chamber at the same pump speed, compared to the previous sealing arrangement. Benefits of the modification include improved sealing performance, elimination of seal leakage and extended component wear life, as well as reduced power consumption, operating and maintenance costs.The picture shows a section view of a Warman AH pump showing the improved technology rubber liner, Hi Seal expeller and wear reduction technology (WRT) hydraulics.As the project developed further, Salgaocar erected two additional jig plants at the mine and placed further orders for two Cavex® 800CVX desliming cyclones for Jig Plants 1 and 2. After the successful installation and commissioning of these cyclones, an additional order for one 500CVX cyclone for Jig Plant 1 and a  800CVX cyclone for Jig Plant 3 was placed in September 2013, an order that included more Warman 8/6F AH metal slurry pumps.Sheldon Gabriel, Product Manager for cyclones and engineered systems at Weir Minerals Africa explains that the jig discard is pumped to the Cavex® cyclones for dewatering. The cyclone underflow reports to a dewatering screen and the screen oversize is stacked as final product. The cyclone overflow product, which has 80% passing 75 micron, reports to the thickener.“This is the first installation of Cavex® cyclones installed in Swaziland,” Gabriel comments. “This innovative technology incorporates a unique laminar spiral inlet geometry designed to deliver maximum efficiency, maximum capacity and longer wear life, compared with conventional involute or tangential feed cyclone designs. At the Salgaocar plant they will enable improved recovery of saleable product and a reduction in the amount of solids reporting to the thickener, adding real value to the operation. This installation has further enhanced Cavex® cyclones’ growing reputation in Africa for providing superior classification efficiency.”Salgaocar Swaziland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salgaocar Africa Resources.last_img read more

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HSE chief to face questions from TDs over topups and health budget

first_imgTHE DIRECTOR GENERAL of the Health Service Executive (HSE), Tony O’Brien, will come before the Public Accounts Committee later today where he is likely to face questions over so-called top-ups for some senior health executives.Reports of a larger than expected deficit in the health service’s budget for this year are also expected to be confirmed by O’Brien.It is reported in the Irish Times this morning that the HSE’s budget overrun for 2013 could be as much as €286 million, nearly double what had been expected.Meanwhile, confirmation last week that 24 health organisations are not compliant with remuneration and pay policy, with some executives receiving ‘top-ups’ to their salary, are likely to come up.The PAC is also examining the possibility of bringing some of the CEOs and chairmen of voluntary hospitals, implicated in the controversy, before it in the coming weeks.Last week, PAC chairman John McGuinness criticised the manner in which HSE disclosed results of an internal audit report to the committee when O’Brien appeared before it earlier this month.“[The] report was given to clerk and it was then too late for us to mention it or to flag it [at the last meeting],” McGuinness said.The government said yesterday that the Taoiseach remains unhappy with the failure of some organisations to engage with the Department of Health letters which sought confirmation that agencies and hospitals were in compliance with pay policy.Under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004, which includes both health agencies and voluntary hospitals,  bodies may not supplement approved rates of remuneration with either Exchequer funding or non-Exchequer sources of funding.Of 44 organisations, 36 have provided a reply and 24 of those returned a status of non-compliance while 12 reported compliance.A government spokesperson said it is the intention of the government to follow through on the issue.The PAC investigation into this aspect of health spending, specifically ‘top-ups’, precludes any other Oireachtas committee, such as the Health Committee, scrutinising the matter until the PAC completes its probe.Elsewhere in Leinster House today: Junior Cycle reform, HSE accounts and everything else happening in Leinster House todayRead: 24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policylast_img read more

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Officials role very critical to realising Bangaru Telangana

first_imgKhairatabad: The Minister for Agriculture, Co-operation, Marketing, Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, S Niranjan Reddy, inaugurated the Second Foundation Course (FC) for Group-I officers of Telangana State, being conducted by Dr MCR HRD Institute on Tuesday. The FC is being attended by 59 Group-I Officers, including Probationary Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendents of Police, District Panchayat Officers, Mandal Parishad Development Officers and Assistant Audit Officers. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Niranjan Reddy, in his Inaugural Address, noted that merely a high-level of intelligence quotient (IQ) and a long list of academic degrees would not suffice for people to become good officers. Instead, the real pre-requisites for emerging as successful leaders are high emotional intelligence, learning continuously from their day-to-day experiences of life, understanding root causes of problems of people, and finding enduring solutions to them. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us The Minister said that even though the employees in the government sector constitute a tiny percentage, they, through continuous learning from multifarious sources and dedication to bring about a positive change, can transform the face of the Telangana State and thereby create multifarious developmental opportunities for people, including the weaker sections. Advertise With Us Niranjan Reddy said that while the movement for getting separate Telangana State was important in its own right, it was not the end in itself. “The struggle should continue unabated, with the same zeal, till the ultimate objectives of this movement, namely, “Neellu, Nidhulu, and Niyamakalu,” are achieved and the dream of “Bangaru Telanga” is fully realised. In this context, he stated that with a sense of pride that unlike other States, Telangana is extremely rich in terms of its human and physical resources and the government, through an array of innovative schemes in the domains of agriculture, services, and business, has been ensuring their optimum utilisation. He cited the example of Kaleshwaram Project which would not only give a big boost to agriculture but would also have great multiplier effect in terms of development of poultry, dairy, fisheries, etc. which will result in multifaceted development of the State. B P Acharya, Special Chief Secretary & Director-General of Dr MCR HRD Institute, explained how the knowledge gained in the FC would be of great help to the Group-I probationary officers in performing their duties in an effective fashion by going beyond their job charts. He stated that the FC would also expose them to the unique challenges of the new State of Telangana and their role in making it a model to be emulated by other States across the county. “While inputs will be provided in different subjects, the focus will be on enriching the people-related skills and Emotional Quotient of the Group–I Officers, which will go a long way in determining their ultimate success both on professional and personal fronts.” On the occasion, Niranjan Reddy released a ‘Handbook on RTI Act’ and also the ‘Course Manual for the FC.’ He presented mementos to eight Assistant Collectors under training allotted to Telangana State. Earlier, B Venkateswara Rao, the Additional DG of the HRD Institute, welcomed the gathering. Dr S M Nabi, the Course Director & Director (Training), proposed a vote of thanks. Dr Ravalapati Madhavi, the Couse Coordinator, conducted the proceedings of the inaugural function.last_img read more

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Fixing Harris Countys Floodplain Maps NASA Spacecraft Lands On Mars Houston Civil

first_imgMonday, November 26, 2018Top afternoon stories:NOAAThis graphic of Texas shows the updated rainfall values in inches that define certain extreme events, such as the 100-year storm.Fixing Harris County’s Floodplain MapsWhen Hurricane Harvey left so much of Houston underwater, it highlighted a problem that’s been getting worse for years: Harris County’s existing floodplain maps just don’t work.New data on the geography of the area and the amount of rainfall forecasters expect in the future means the new maps could look drastically different.At the beginning of this year, planes equipped with LIDAR flew over the entirety of Harris County, taking in high-resolution topographic data of the area.Matt Zeve, deputy executive director at Harris County Flood Control District says the data gathered from the LIDAR scans will take the rest of the year to process and make usable. The LIDAR data is not the only part of the mapping effort that will take a while. Zeve says he doesn’t expect the new maps to be done until 2023.Engineers must then put surveying and LIDAR data together, readying it for modelling with rainfall predictions. Once flood control officials have an accurate picture of the ground, they’ll have to put that together with data on what’s coming from the sky.NASA/JPL-Caltech via APThis illustration shows NASA’s InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars.NASA Spacecraft Lands On MarsA NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.The three-legged InSight spacecraft reached the surface after being slowed by a parachute and braking engines, the space agency said. Updates were coming in via radio signals that take more than eight minutes to cross the nearly 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth.NASA last landed on Mars in 2012 with the Curiosity rover.The stationary 800-pound (360-kilogram) lander will use its 6-foot (1.8-meter) robotic arm to place a mechanical mole and seismometer on the ground. The self-hammering mole will burrow 16 feet (5 meters) down to measure the planet’s internal heat, while the seismometer listens for possible quakes.AP Photo/Pat SullivanLocal civil rights activist Ray Hill (first from the right) died on Saturday.Houston Civil Rights Activist Ray Hill DiesHouston civil rights activist Ray Hill died of heart failure on Saturday at the age of 78.Hill was known for his work fighting for gay rights and criminal justice reform. He was the subject of the 2015 documentary The Trouble with Ray.In June, Hill spoke on Houston Matters on the history of Pride celebrations and landmark Supreme Court cases he was involved with.Hill was in hospice care when he passed away.Early Voting Begins In SD 6 Special ElectionEarly voting starts today in the special election for Texas Senate District 6 in East Harris County. Sylvia Garcia resigned the seat after winning election to Congress earlier this month.The candidates include Democratic State Representatives Carol Alvarado and Ana Hernandez, Democratic activist Mia Mundy, and Republican precinct chair Martha Fierro. Democrats have a heavy advantage in voter registration in SD 6, but turnout tends to be low, particularly during special elections.The special election is set for December 11. The Legislature convenes January 8. Sharelast_img read more

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High school student develops supercapacitor wins Young Scientist Award

first_img Explore further ( —Saratoga California high school student Eesha Khare is a co-winner of this year’s Young Scientist Award sponsored by Intel. She won the award for her battery-sized supercapacitor design which allows for recharging in just a few seconds. The award was part of Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair. Top winner Ionut Budisteanu, 19, of Romania (center) with second-place winners Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, Calif. (left) and Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport, La. celebrate their awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science research competition. More than 1,600 high schoolers from 70 countries, regions and territories competed for more than $4 million in awards this week. Engineers craft new material for high-performing ‘supercapacitors’ More information: … ng-fair/winners.html Citation: High school student develops supercapacitor, wins Young Scientist Award (2013, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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. Khare’s supercapacitor is meant to serve as a replacement for a small battery, specifically those used in cell phones. She says the inspiration for her design came out of frustration from constantly finding her cell phone battery dead. The supercapacitor she developed is small enough to fit inside a standard cell phone battery housing, and can be fully charged in just 20 to 30 seconds. As if that weren’t enough, it also has a much longer useful life offering 10,000 charge/recharge cycles instead of the 1,000 available now for batteries. The supercapacitor is based on nanochemistry, which Khare told the crowd during her acceptance speech is her main area of scientific interest.As cell phones have grown smarter and more powerful, concern has grown over the ability of battery development to keep up. Khare’s supercapacitor suggests that perhaps there is a better way. Capacitors are devices used to store an electronic charge—though typically little more than conductors separated by an insulator, they are an essential component of most electronic devices. They help regulate the flow of electricity. They can also be used as a battery, however, as Khare’s device demonstrates. Thus far, hers is only capable of powering an LED, but that is likely to change with advances in nano-technology.The award comes with a $50,000 cash prize, which Khare will likely use for college; although, this prize might also help her win a scholarship. She plans to continue her research on the supercapacitor with the ultimate goal of replacing her cell phone battery. She noted that such a supercapacitor would also be useful for powering a wide variety of other devices, adding that it’s also flexible. It could be used to power devices embedded in clothes, she suggested, or as part of roll-top electronic devices. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

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3 Email Apps to Rework Your Workflow

first_img Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Before the swell of social-media emails hit our inboxes, we were already drowning. Then along came waves of daily deal offers, only making things worse.Now, “Inbox Zero” — the concept of responding to, filing or deleting every email, every day — is such an against-the-tide effort that Merlin Mann, the efficiency evangelist who dreamed it up, has been writing a book on the topic for almost four years. Perhaps his time would be better spent writing than triaging. Clearly, we’re all gasping for air.Thankfully, there’s another email movement afoot that recommends ignoring new mail notifications and embracing the storage that cloud services afford. But to get comfortable with leaving everything online indefinitely, you’ll have to reexamine how you use email.Think about how your inbox functions in your daily routine, then try downloading one of these apps to help you swim through the clutter and go with the (work) flow:Related: 3 Apps to Help You Write a Business Plan1. Alto: Group messages into customizable ‘stacks.’A modem tone will likely screech through your mind when you read this: AOL is about to revolutionize email. Head to Alto and sign up for the free beta service because invitations take a few days to process.A free, browser-based interface that organizes messages into “stacks,” Alto makes searching through emails dramatically easier. But fear not — you won’t have to blow 14 years of dust off your abandoned AOL Mail account to use it. Alto is simply a filter that analyzes messages from Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo, and presents them more visually.Alto’s intuitive functionality was inspired by real-world actions. For example, after hitting their home mailbox, many people immediately sort envelopes, putting them into stacks of bills, junk, catalogs and so forth. In doing this with email, Alto makes it easier to group messages into customizable piles such as photos or attachments, or starred by sender or even by keyword. Now, when looking for an Internet-provider’s bill, you no longer have to type “Comcast” into the search field — and get thwarted by hundreds of emails using addresses. Instead, Alto automatically puts it in the “bills” stack.2. Mailbox: The smart to-do list creator.People who let their inbox rule their day are advised to download Mailbox, a new mobile app for iOS. This free app, which apes the innovative interface of the award-winning task manager Clear, completely rethinks email, turning it from a collection of mailboxes and messages into a time sensitive to-do list that keeps users on track.Related: CrowdCall App Revolutionizes Conference CallingOrganizing messages into five different zones, Mailbox lets the user swipe messages from the inbox either to the left or the right, and displays brief previews of the content. Tapping on a preview opens a message so it can be replied to, forwarded or filed, but simply swiping it will swiftly sort the email. A short swipe to the right archives messages, while a longer one deletes them. A quick swipe to the left brings up a snooze menu that reschedules the email’s arrival for later and a longer one adds the message to a series of customizable lists.Giving users the ability to manage email with a single finger, Mailbox can be ideal for commuters or business owners on-the-go. The app was recently purchased by Dropbox, which gave the service some media buzz and much-needed oomph on the back-end. But it’s only compatible with iOS and Gmail at present, limiting its usefulness considerably.3. Postbox: The Communications HubA full-scale desktop app for both Mac and Windows, Postbox is not only a viable replacement for the operating systems’ default email clients, it also can render some social media programs redundant. With Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter integration, email senders’ job titles, company names and profile photos get pulled directly into the email headers, and users can quickly access their contacts’ social media pages directly from the message.Users can also update their social media status with Postbox, creating a single stop for all messaging needs. Unfortunately, comments, likes, replies and retweets don’t get delivered with the program, but using Postbox in conjunction with the social media monitoring service NutshellMail cobbles together a more comprehensive solution.Now in its third revision and priced at $9.95, Postbox packs other useful features like Dropbox integration and automated responses.Related: 13 Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs (Infographic) 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. April 4, 2013last_img read more

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first_imgQantas and nib will offer up to 11 million Qantas Frequent Flyers a more rewarding health insurance experience.Called Qantas Assure, this new programme will reward people with Qantas Points for being active when it launches in the first half of 2016. It will feature travel insurance under the same umbrella, which the airline already offers to more than half-a-million customers a year.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said Qantas Assure, which forms part of the growing Qantas Loyalty suite of businesses, would bring together nib’s health insurance products with the market reach and consumer insights built up over almost three decades of the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme.“Qantas Loyalty has evolved beyond a typical airline rewards programme to something that influences the purchasing decisions of millions of people through highly sought-after Qantas Points.“Qantas Loyalty has shown it knows how to attract, reward and retain members for their choice of airline, credit card or retailer. By partnering with nib, we believe there is a huge opportunity to do the same thing in the $19 billion private health insurance market and drive significant growth for the Loyalty business.”Through the deal, nib will provide its health insurance, risk assessment and underwriting capability while Qantas Loyalty provides its marketing, data and customer retention expertise. The result will be a range of Qantas Assure-branded health insurance products and the ability to earn Qantas Points through the Frequent Flyer programme. Value will be shared equally between the parties.Qantas Assure is targeting a 2-3% share of the Australian private health insurance market on a revenue basis in its first 5 years.Explaining a key point of difference of Qantas Assure, Mr Joyce said wearable technology would have a key role in rewarding members for even moderate increases in levels of physical activity.“This is not about simply earning points when you pay a bill. It’s about offering members the opportunity to be rewarded for being more active, which is something that also has a direct impact on improving your wellness.”From next year, Qantas Frequent Flyer members who purchase a Qantas Assure policy can download a wellness app that syncs with popular forms of wearable technology. The app will log the number of steps taken in a day and then deposit Qantas Points into their Frequent Flyer account. These points can then be used with over 400 partners for flights, shopping or towards a health insurance premium itself.Members will be able to choose from a variety of daily or weekly targets depending on their lifestyles, with the number of points earned increasing with the size of the target.CEO of Qantas Loyalty, Lesley Grant, said: “The idea behind Qantas Assure came from our members telling us they want to be rewarded for leading a more active lifestyle. They also want to feel more engaged in the health insurance experience rather than just paying their monthly premium or making a claim.“We believe Qantas Assure will create a very different relationship between customers and their health insurance. It’s deliberately different and we think it’s very exciting.“When members combine the Qantas points they can earn from literally walking around the block with all the other ways to earn, it becomes a very powerful proposition.nib’s Managing Director, Mr Mark Fitzgibbon, said the partnership with Qantas is one of the most innovative partnerships ever offered in the Australian private health insurance market.last_img read more

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Turkey could face consequences if it doesnt change tack says Greece

first_imgGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday Turkey could face consequences from Europe if it persisted on a course of action challenging Cyprus’s right to explore for gas.“There is an upsurge in Turkish aggression, something we don’t only observe in the relations of Turkey with Greece and Cyprus, but also important countries like the United States, and with Europe,” Tsipras told reporters at the end of an EU summit.Turkey launched a second drilling ship on Thursday for natural gas operations off Cyprus, a move which risks aggravating a conflict with Cyprus over jurisdiction rights for oil and gas exploration.At an EU summit in Brussels, leaders issued a statements saying Turkey’s drilling is “illegal” and that the bloc “stands ready to respond appropriately.”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Now we have to wait and see what the government does about this case.

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” House Republicans are still plotting out a strategy to raise the debt ceiling, small screen and silver screen, Calif. her son Bill Allen confirmed to the Associated Press She was 95 Meadows made her Broadway debut as Jayne Cotter in Spring Again a 1941 comedy led by the legendary producer and director Guthrie McClintic But her Broadway career didnt peak until 1958 with The Gazebo a whodunit set on Long Island in which she co-starred with Walter Slezak Her final appearance on Broadway was in a 1978 revival of the George S Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy Once In A Lifetime Meadows was nominated for three Emmys during her time on television for her roles on the series Meeting Of Minds St Elsewhere and High Society She appeared on several long-running TV series including Hawaii Five-O The Love Boat and Fantasy Island During her four years on PBS Meeting Of Minds she played historical figures like Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Marie Antoinette She also appeared on NBCs dramatic series Sisters with her own sister Audrey Meadows and was a longtime panelist on CBS Ive Got A Secret During her film career Meadows appeared alongside many a famous face with parts in Undercurrent with Katharine Hepburn David and Bathsheba with Gregory Peck Enchantment with David Niven and Song of the Thin Man with William Powell and Myrna Loy "She was not only an extraordinarily gifted actress who could move audiences from laughter to tears and back again all in one scene but she was the greatest storyteller I have ever known and I will miss her endlessly fascinating and frequently hilarious anecdotes about her life and the many brilliantly talented people she worked with and befriended along the way She was also the most loving mother and grandmother I could ever imagine seeing only the best in all her family members and giving us all confidence that we had value to offer the world and should take risks because we could do no wrong in her eyes ​She will be sorely missed and never forgotten" Bill Allen said in a statement to Variety Meadows was born in China to missionary parents She had lived in the San Fernando Valley since 1959 after moving there with her husband creator of the Tonight Show and original host Steve Allen This article originally appeared on EWcom Contact us at editors@timecomIDEAS Shane Parrish writes Farnam Street We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm a common mental image comes to mind and research has shown it to be about right: Hunching smallness droopiness etc This seems obviously and intuitively true Unsurprisingly our cousins in the animal kingdom are similar in their displays of body language In her book Presence Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy has an interesting section on the study of body language in animalswhich is in many ways much simpler to do because primates and snakes lacking the same theories of mind as humans dont really fake their body language When chimpanzees hold their breath until their chests bulge theyre signaling their rank in the hierarchy Male chimpanzees to show their status to a subordinate male expand by walking upright and even holding pieces of wood to extend the perceived length of their limbs The hair on their bodies also stands on end (a phenomenon known as piloerection) And male silverback gorillas do indeed beat their fists against their expanded chests to communicate strength and power when an unwelcome male is encroaching on their territory Primates also demonstrate their power by occupying spaces that are central high and particularly valuable making themselves visible and putting themselves physically above the others Our more distant animal relatives are even less restricted by social pressures When peacocks raise and spread their kaleidoscopic tail feathers theyre boldly displaying their dominance to potential mates; they dont hold backWhen a king cobra wants to show someone whos boss it has no second thoughts about rearing up the front part of the body inflating its hood and "growling" So were not alone: body language is a key indicator across the animal kingdom But the more interesting question is the inversion of that idea: Can we manipulate our minds by altering our body language Can we actually "fake it" til we "make it" Amy Cuddy seems to think so but she has something to add *** Cuddy gave her first TED talk in 2012 on body language and how it influences our interactions with others both how we act and how others perceive us It turned out to be a hit with over 30 million views to date The key idea in the speech was the "power pose" manipulating your own body language to make yourself feel more poised and confident Heres a key section of the speech: So this is what we did We decided to bring people into the lab and run a little experimentand these people adopted for two minutes either high-power poses or low-power posesand Im just going to show you five of the poses although they took on only two So heres one A couple more This one has been dubbed the "Wonder Woman" by the media Here are a couple more So you can be standing or you can be sitting And here are the low-power poses So youre folding up youre making yourself small This one is very low-power When youre touching your neck youre really protecting yourself So this is what happens They come in they spit into a vial for two minutes we say "You need to do this or this" They dont look at pictures of the poses We dont want to prime them with a concept of power We want them to be feeling power So two minutes they do this We then ask them "How powerful do you feel" on a series of items and then we give them an opportunity to gamble and then we take another saliva sample Thats it Thats the whole experiment So this is what we find Risk tolerance which is the gambling we find that when you are in the high-power pose condition 86 percent of you will gamble When youre in the low-power pose condition only 60 percent and thats a whopping significant difference Heres what we find on testosterone From their baseline when they come in high-power people experience about a 20-percent increase and low-power people experience about a 10-percent decrease So again two minutes and you get these changes Heres what you get on cortisol High-power people experience about a 25-percent decrease and the low-power people experience about a 15-percent increase So two minutes lead to these hormonal changes that configure your brain to basically be either assertive confident and comfortable or really stress-reactive and feeling sort of shut down And weve all had the feeling right So it seems that our nonverbals do govern how we think and feel about ourselves so its not just others but its also ourselves Also our bodies change our minds There are a few very interesting pieces in here Not only are the poses of confident body language having a significant chemical effect in the "posers" but its affecting their behavior in a significant way A higher propensity to gamble stemming from increased confidence Of course social science has already told us fairly clearly that the latter is true: Confidence does lead to a higher propensity to gamble If the gamble remains the same (the odds are generally not favorable towards the gambler) we might call any increase in confidence in the face of the same odds a propensity towards over-confidence (And of course confidence has a host of positiveeffects on decision making as well like less dithering) So changing body language can actually cause us to make more mistakes if were operating in the wrong realm; this is something we must stay on guard against Is this a situation where great confidence is warranted and desired *** Cuddys main point is that there real practical effects to manipulating our body language: We really can influence perception In one experiment some interviewees were directed to do "power posing" before an interview whereas others we not Upon seeing the videos of both a group of third-party observers unaware that one group had been posing and another had not and in fact had no idea the aims of the study wanted to hire the high-power posers: [The observers are] blind to the hypothesis Theyre blind to the conditions They have no idea whos been posing in what pose and they end up looking at these sets of tapes and they say "We want to hire these people" all the high-power posers "We dont want to hire these people [The non-posers] We also evaluate these people much more positively overall" But whats driving it Its not about the content of the speech Its about the presence that theyre bringing to the speech In her book Cuddy says this is not because were fooling them into believing were more confident than we really are Its because were fooling ourselves out of our own lack of self-confidence What the interviewer sees is real Inauthenticity is too noticeable; it usually backfires What do we know so far Presence stems from believing our own stories When we dont believe our own stories we are inauthentic we are deceiving in a way both ourselves and others And this self-deception is it turns out observable to others as our confidence wanes and our verbal and non-verbal behaviors become dissonant Cuddy concludes her book by bringing in a theory of "Self-nudging" manipulating our own body language to get ourselves in the right frame of mind where we can be authentically present and comfortable in our skin So can we "fake it til we make it" Sure but go one step further "Dont fake it til you make it Fake it til you become it" Thats what this is about incrementally nudging yourself to become the best version of yourself Being present during these challenging moments Its not about fooling other people to get the things you desire then having to continue with the charade Its about fooling yourself just a bit until you feel more powerful more present and its about keeping up the practice even if it takes time to get there This piece originally appeared on Farnam Street Join over 60000 readers and get a free weekly update via email here Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsNew Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narendra Batra feels Sports Ministry should allow the parents of star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal to accompany them to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia "I don’t know why the sports ministry is not agreeing to clear the parents of Sindhu and Saina to accompany them at the CWG The government is not going to bear their expenses" Batra said "These shuttlers are our big sporting stars now and we should be supporting them If a Virat Kohli or a Sachin Tendulkar had wanted to do the same as Sindhu and Saina are requesting now will they (ministry) say no to them also" asked Batra at the sidelines of the sending-off ceremony of India’s CWG contingent File image of PV Sindhu with her mother Image credit: Official Facebook page of PV Sindhu Reports emerged today that Saina’s father Harvir Singh and Sindhu’s mother Vijaya Pursala were going to Gold Coast on government expense after their name figured in the IOA list of officials However a letter written by Badminton Association of India (BAI) to IOA a copy of which is with PTI doesn’t mention their names anywhere BAI today said it is unfair to imply that parents of Saina and Sindhu are going to Commonwealth Games as part of the Indian contingent "It is absolutely false report There is no truth in it and I think it is unfair on these two shuttlers who bring laurels to the country" BAI secretary Anup Narang told PTI When Sindhu’s father PV Ramana was contacted he said: "I have travelled with Sindhu to many tournaments and always with my own money This time also we had requested BAI to allow Vijaya to travel on own money So it hurts to know that some people are spreading these false news" Saina’s father Singh was clueless about the development and said he has never taken any undue advantage of his position and all his expenses are borne by his daughter "I’m going on my own I know a professor at Gold Coast So I will go to watch the Games as a spectator and I am not part of the contingent Even when I went to Rio Games I stayed in rented accommodation So I don’t know from where these reports are coming It is unfortunate" Harvir said London Olympics bronze medallist Saina and Rio Games silver winner Sindhu are prime candidates to win the coveted gold at the Commonwealth Games Valletta (Malta): A rescue boat stranded for nearly a week in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants docked in Malta on Thursday after a deal was struck between a group of EU states to take them in Lifeline a vessel for the German charity Mission Lifeline had been waiting for permission to enter a port for six days after rescuing 234 migrants off the coast of Libya last Thursday After finally docking in the port of Valletta the captain of the ship was taken to the Maltese police headquarters for questioning the government said in a statement Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat earlier warned that after the migrants had disembarked the Lifeline ship would be impounded in order to carry out an investigation into its legal status and actions on the night of the rescue Ship carrying 200 migrants arrives at Malta after staying adrift for a week AP Mission Lifeline has come under fire from EU leaders who accuse it of contravening international law by rescuing the migrants when the Libyan coastguard was already intervening But shortly after its arrival in Valletta the charity remained defiant tweeting: "Finally Lifeline arrived in the port Donate now for our next rescue missions" Extensive security measures were in place as the ship came in A spokeswoman for the prime minister at the scene said three mothers and their babies had been taken to hospital Muscat said the migrants would be processed and "genuine asylum-seekers will be afforded protection" while "procedures will be started immediately to return those that do not qualify in accordance with the law" But he insisted that the arrival was "unique" and could not be considered a blueprint for handling future rescues The vessel’s fate had been hanging in the balance as bloc members remained at loggerheads over how to handle the influx of people trying to reach the continent The boat refused by Italy was allowed to dock only after Malta Italy Luxembourg the Netherlands Portugal Ireland Belgium and France agreed to welcome some of the migrants Belgium and Luxembourg said they would each take 15 of the Lifeline migrants The Netherlands will take 20 while Portugal announced it would accept around a tenth of those on board campaign against human trafficking was a collective responsibility that 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