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LSU Fans Hacked An Alabama Assistant Coach’s Twitter Account

first_imgLSU fans wait in line outside Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans wait outside of Tiger Stadium to watch the football team arrive between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)It’s been less than a week that new Alabama defensive backs coach Mel Tucker has been on the job. But it looks like he’s already become the victim of a rival team’s fan base having a little bit of fun on Twitter. Tucker joined the social media network on January 27, and sent out a few pro-Crimson Tide tweets in the days that followed. But over the past 18 hours, his account has tweeted out a number of pro-LSU messages instead. Clearly, someone with an affinity for the Tigers has taken over his account.Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.44.31 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.44.18 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.48 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.37 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.39.50 AM  Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.06 AM Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 9.43.16 AMTucker may want to change up his password in the near future. Alabama’s recruits are probably a bit confused at the moment.last_img read more

SHI Lays Keel for Petronas Floating LNG2

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) held a keel laying ceremony of Petronas’ second floating liquefaction plant, the Petronas Floating LNG2 (PFLNG2), in Geoje Island, South Korea on 28 October.The keel laying signifies the formal recognition of the start of the mega construction phase of the PFLNG2 with a collective weight of 134,000 tonnes.PFLNG2 with a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), and designed for deep-water, is expected to commission in 2018. The second floating LNG facility will enable the liquefaction, production and offloading processing of natural gas in the Rotan field, 130 kilometers offshore Sabah, Petronas said.A consortium of companies, consisting of CB&I, MODEC, IHI Corporation and Toyo Engineering Corporation was selected by Petronasand MISC for a FEED contract to develop their second floating natural gas liquefaction facility to capitalize on the availability of the gas resulting from the development of several gas fields offshore Malaysia.The Petronas Floating LNG1 (PFLNG1), also under construction in Okpo, South Korea has achieved more than 95 per cent overall progress in its construction.The construction is entrusted to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) and Technip. PFLNG1, with a capacity of 1.2 mtpa is expected to commission in early 2016.last_img read more

Des équipes de soins de santé concertés renforcées au CapBreton

first_img Chéticamp Florence, Sydney Mines, North Sydney Port Hawkesbury, Isle Madame, L’Ardoise Région de Sydney La Nouvelle-Écosse embauchera bientôt 22 infirmières praticiennes et infirmières en milieu familial, et sept de ces postes seront basés au Cap-Breton. Grâce à ces nouveaux postes, jusqu’à 4 360 nouveaux patients pourront avoir accès aux services des équipes de soins de santé concertés sur l’île. Les équipes offriront des services aux patients dans les collectivités suivantes : Le gouvernement provincial offre à la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse une somme supplémentaire de 3,6 millions de dollars pour l’embauche de 13 infirmières praticiennes et neuf infirmières en milieu familial à l’échelle de la province. La combinaison des professionnelles pourrait changer selon les besoins de la communauté et le processus de recrutement. « La formation d’équipes de soins de santé concertés à l’échelle de la province contribuera à faire en sorte qu’un plus grand nombre de gens auront accès plus rapidement aux soins de santé dont ils ont besoin, affirme Derek Mombourquette, député de Sydney-Whitney Pier, au nom de Leo Glavine, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. Les infirmières praticiennes et les infirmières en milieu familial sont des membres clés de ces équipes, et nous avons hâte de les accueillir ici. » Les nouveaux membres des équipes seront en place au cours des prochains mois. Ces nouveaux postes s’ajoutent à l’annonce récente d’un nouveau poste d’infirmière praticienne à Glace Bay. Au cours des prochaines semaines, la Régie de la santé publiera une déclaration d’intérêt dans certaines collectivités, pour déterminer quels cabinets de médecine familiale sont intéressés à accueillir des infirmières praticiennes ou des infirmières en milieu familial. Une fois ce processus terminé, les nouveaux postes seront affichés. « C’est une période vraiment intéressante pour les équipes de soins de santé primaires, souligne Kathy Bell, directrice des soins de santé primaires, des maladies chroniques et de la médecine familiale à la Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous avons récemment ajouté des médecins de famille dans des collectivités telles que Glace Bay et Baddeck. Maintenant, grâce à ces nouveaux postes, nous aurons les ressources et le soutien nécessaires pour que les gens aient accès à des fournisseurs de soins de santé primaires. Il s’agit de faire en sorte que les gens reçoivent les bons soins au bon moment et au bon endroit. » Ces professionnelles en soins infirmiers se joindront aux équipes des centres de soins concertés où elles appuieront le travail des médecins et autres praticiens. Ensemble sous un même toit, l’équipe offrira des soins appropriés et de qualité supérieure au moment où les patients en ont besoin. Les infirmières praticiennes suivent une formation avancée qui les prépare à diagnostiquer et à gérer des maladies, à ordonner des analyses en laboratoire et à interpréter les résultats, ainsi qu’à prescrire des médicaments. Les infirmières en milieu familial sont des infirmières autorisées qui peuvent assurer de façon indépendante l’évaluation, la planification et la coordination des soins, faire des renvois et évaluer la réaction des patients à un traitement.last_img read more

ED notice to MNS chief Uddhav says doesnt expect concrete outcome

first_imgMumbai: A day ahead of Raj Thackeray’s scheduled appearance before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with an IL&FS probe, the MNS chief seems to have found unexpected support from his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday.Sena is the ruling partner of the BJP in the Central and Maharashtra governments. Raj has been summoned by the anti-money laundering agency in connection with its probe into the alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The firm was founded by former Maharashtra chief minister Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh, Raj Thackeray, and latter’s close aide and builder Rajan Shirodkar to purchase and develop the land of the defunct Kohinoor Mill. Raj had reportedly exited from the company in 2008. Questionning of Unmesh has been going on at the Mumbai office of the ED since August 19. “I do not expect any solid outcome from the inquiry,” Uddhav told reporters in a brief reply when asked about the ED’s notice to Raj. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KUddhav’s comments assume significance given that assembly elections in the state are round the corner. Earlier, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said Raj getting the notice should not be viewed through the prism of politics. Interestingly, Uddhav had recently snubbed Raj over his proposal that the upcoming elections be deferred to the next year in view of the damage caused by floods in western Maharashtra. Opposition parties in Maharashtra, including the Congress and the NCP, have rallied behind Raj, terming the ED move a vendetta politics by the ruling BJP.last_img read more

Annual pace of housing starts in Canada fell in December CMHC report

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts fell last month.The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts in Canada was 213,419 units in December, down from 224,349 in November.Economists had expected an annual rate of 205,000, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The annual pace of urban starts dropped by 5.8 per cent to 194,594 units in December as the annual rate of multiple-unit projects such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses fell 6.8 per cent to 144,728 units.The pace of single-detached urban starts fell by 2.5 per cent to 49,866 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18,825 units.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Gay Muslim Wedding Breaks Barriers in UK

Rabat – Same-sex marriage became legally recognized in the UK in 2014 but on Monday another important milestone was reached when the first gay Muslim wedding took place.The couple, namely Jahed Choudury, 24, and Sean Rogan, 19, decided to wed in a public ceremony to illustrate to the world that “you can be gay and Muslim.”Choudury is all-too familiar with the phenomenon of marginalization, having been banned from attending his local mosque because of his sexual orientation. He describes the treatment he received from his traditional Bangladeshi community as so harsh that he attempted to commit suicide.In an interview with his local newspaper, the Express & Star, Choudury revealed that “People would spit on me, empty rubbish bins on me, call me a pig and the Muslim people would shout ‘haram.’”He credits meeting partner, Rogan, with saving his life. Rogan approached Choudury when I found him seated on a park bench, crying. The two have been inseparable ever since.Their very public wedding was an opportunity for the couple of share their experience with a larger community. “I want to say to all people going through the same thing that it’s okay – we’re going to show the whole world that you can be gay and Muslim,” Choudury said.Though it is believed to be the first gay Muslim marriage to occur in the UK, there is no way to confirm the fact because the Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not routinely record religions at non-religious ceremonies. read more

UN health agency hails agreement on global antitobacco treaty

The sixth and final round of negotiations for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) ended late Friday evening in Geneva, with WHO Member States agreeing on guidelines governing tobacco taxation, smoking prevention and treatment, illicit trade, advertising, sponsorship and promotion and product regulation.Hailing the convention as a major step forward for the health of peoples and nations, WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland said millions of lives will be saved as countries will now be “working systematically together to protect the lives of present and future generations, and take on shared responsibilities to make this world a better and healthier place.”The final text will be presented to the World Health Assembly in May for adoption. Once it has been adopted, the FCTC will be opened for signature by Member States and will come into force shortly after it has been ratified by 40 countries. The text requires signatory parties to implement comprehensive tobacco control programmes and strategies at the national, regional and local levels. The text also explicitly recognizes the need to protect public health, the unique nature of tobacco products and the harm caused by manufacturers.The Convention – the first-ever under the auspices of a UN agency – is part of a global strategy to reduce tobacco-related deaths and disease around the world. Without a coordinated international intervention, WHO predicts the number of deaths will rise to 10 million per year by 2020.Some of the key elements of the final FCTC text include requirements that health warnings will cover at last a third of cigarette packaging, restriction on misleading terms such as “light,” “mild” or “low-tar,” and giving priority to public health in any conflict between health measures and trade agreements. The text also recognizes that tax and price measures are an important way of reducing tobacco consumption, particularly among young people.While all countries agreed that a comprehensive ban would have a significant impact in reducing tobacco consumption, some have constitutional provisions – covering free speech for commercial purposes, for example – that will not allow them to implement a complete ban in all media. The final text requires parties to move towards a comprehensive ban within five years of the treaty entering into force, but also contains provisions for countries that cannot implement a complete ban by requiring them to restrict tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship within the limits of their laws.Listen to UN Radio report read more

Candu Energy reaches agreement with unionized scientists engineers

MONTREAL – Candu Energy Inc. announced Tuesday that a deal has been ratified by more than 800 unionized scientists, engineers and technicians a couple of weeks after they ended a strike.The new contract runs until Dec. 31, 2016 and includes a 3.6 per cent increase over six years in salary and merit increases.Candu is owned by Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC), and its employees design, build and service nuclear reactors that supply nearly half of Ontario’s electricity and 16 per cent of Canada’s overall electricity requirements.The company has operations in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. Reactors designed by Candu supply more than 22,000 megawatts of power at sites around the world.The union has said the main sticking points in the labour dispute involved wages and seniority.The Society of Professional Engineers & Associates said the difficult round of negotiations prompted it to give up many items but also “hold on to many things important to our members.”The approved deal removes the union’s intention to litigate site seniority.However, the bargaining committee claimed to have won a detailed definition of “project hire” and “site” that it said protect members from potential abuses of seniority at individual sites.“This is not the collective agreement that we wanted but neither is it the agreement that the company wanted,” union vice-president Michael Ivanco said in an update last week posted on its website.“Whether this agreement helps to give our members sufficient incentive to remain with Candu Energy, only time will tell. We believe that SNC is going to regret its hardline approach to these negotiations.”The federal government agreed last year to sell the Candu reactor division of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to SNC-Lavalin for $15 million plus future royalties.Under the deal, SNC agreed to protect about 1,200 AECL jobs.Ontario has awarded a contract worth more than $600 million to a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. and Aecon Construction Group Inc. (TSX:ARE) to refurbish its Darlington nuclear station near Toronto.However, Candu Energy’s hopes of winning a refurbishment contract in Quebec appeared to have been dealt a blow when the incoming Quebec government confirmed Tuesday that it will close the Gentilly-2 nuclear plant as promised two years ago.Eric Gamache, spokesman for premier-designate Pauline Marois, told The Canadian Press that the PQ government has no intention of changing its position.The outgoing Jean Charest government decided in 2008 to spend nearly $2 billion to rebuild the plant, but put the project on hold after the catastrophe at the Fukushima plant in Japan and sent it for further study. Critics say the price tag has increased to $3 billion, which Hydro-Quebec has never confirmed.Candu is also extending the life of a reactor in Argentina and pursuing new build reactor opportunities in Turkey, Argentina, Romania and Ontario.In China, Candu is working on the development of recycled uranium and thorium as alternative fuels for its Gen-III EC6 Candu reactors, and in the United Kingdom Candu is conducting a study into providing alternative full lifecycle approaches for managing that country’s fissile material stocks. by News Staff Posted Sep 11, 2012 4:57 pm MDT Candu Energy reaches agreement with unionized scientists, engineers read more

Amid dramatic deterioration in DR Congo UN and partners launch 168 billion

According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the 2018 appeal – totalling $1.68 billion – aims to reach 10.5 million vulnerable people across the nation, where over 13 million are in need of assistance. “The past year has been one of the most difficult for millions of civilians, with unrelenting cycle of violence, diseases, malnutrition and loss of livelihoods taking a toll on families,” said Kim Bolduc, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the DRC, in capital Kinshasa, launching the appeal on Thursday. “This appeal reflects the magnitude, severity and unpredictability of a crisis that has gone on for far too long. We are grappling with one of the world’s largest, most acute, and complex humanitarian crisis.” According to OCHA, there are now some 4.3 million internally displaces persons (IDPs) across DRC – the highest number in Africa – and the country also grapples with the worst cholera outbreak in the past 15 years. We are grappling with one of the world’s largest, most acute, and complex humanitarian crisisHumanitarian Coordinator Kim BolducOn the food and nutrition front, over 7.7 million suffer are food insecure, a 30 per cent increase over the previous year.Worse still is the fact that aid operations in the country suffer with severe underfunding and only half of the $812.5 million humanitarian response for 2017 was funded. “Without the essential support of the humanitarian community, the survival of thousands of people is at risk, and hopes of early recovery will be dashed,” Ms. Bolduc stressed. “We must ensure sufficient funding so to match the magnitude of the crisis.” The UN relief wing has more on the DR Congo crisis here read more

Vfl Gummersbach win Cup Winners Cup

After Cup EHF title last season, Vfl Gummersbach win Cup Winners Cup this year. In the final, easy as last season against Gorenje (Slovenia), team of coach Sead Hasanefendic celebrated trophy after they lost second match against Granollers in Spain 34:38 (16:18). German side won first match with nine goals – 34:25, so Spanish team were not so close to make surprise in second 60 minutes of the Final. Best scorer in winning team was Silagy with 10 goals, but trully the best was goalkepper, Goran Stojanovic with 19 saves.In his history, Vfl Gummersbach won five Champions Cup (now Champions League) and they are second best after F.C Barcelona with seven titles. ← Previous Story CL Final Four in two days! Next Story → CL Final Four in Koln: THW Kiel and Barca in the Final! read more

Mladen Rakcevic stays in Metalurg Skopje

Montenegrian NT line player, Mladen Rakcevic (30) is satisfied with his role in Macedonian champion, HC Metalurg Skopje. That’s why he decided to stay in Skopje for one more season. Currently recovering from knee-injury,Rakcevic has played for Lovcen, Kolubara and Vardar before he came to Autokomanda. HC Metalurg SkopjeMladen Rakcevic ← Previous Story Handball Master 2012 in Ljubljana! Next Story → French women’s champion Arvor 29 expelled to second division!

Conor Deegan Donegal shine London surprise and the need for change in

first_imgThe biggest game might have been in Ballybofey but the biggest result of the weekend was in Ruislip yesterday. It was magnificent for London and everyone involved with them who have put in such a huge effort.With the way the country is going, you’d imagine they will get stronger as people continue to leave these shores. It’s a tough life playing for London with the commitment needed to travel to training and they’re to be commended for that result.Eamonn O’Hara’s comments last night on Sligo and Kevin Walsh have hit the headlines. The bottom line is I think O’Hara – who has given unbelievable service to his county – merited a bit more respect. He’s 37 years old and needed a different training schedule. They could have done with him yesterday.I wonder did the Sligo players believe that they were not going to be facing the biggest of tests. That slackness of attitude can prove costly. I saw them last year in the Connacht final against Mayo, a game they lost after having largely controlled it. Yet yesterday’s defeat was a sign that they have slipped back since then.Action from Kerry and TipperaryPic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan Munster and Leinster championshipThe games in Munster this weekend highlighted again how the whole championship structure needs to be re-examined. There are a huge amount of counties that are simply hitting their heads against a brick wall when they face the elite.There had been talk in the spring that Kerry were in decline but they went out yesterday to win by 17 points against Tipperary. Cork did something similar on Saturday night against Limerick. Munster is a two horse race where Cork and Kerry are essentially sparring before they meet each other.What’s the benefit to the teams who are beaten? Zero. This is the championship that we have as an association. We hang onto it for grim death but we need to look at it. A two tier championship is badly needed so that everyone genuinely has something to play for.Take Longford and Wicklow yesterday who played each other in Aughrim. Are either of them going to win Sam this year? No, but at least a second tier would be a competition they could realistically aim for.We need to be more practical, especially when you consider the amount of money being invested in the preparation of teams. As a country we don’t have as much money to spare and county boards certainly don’t. Is it not time to start paring back on that front and change the mindset?Murph’s Sideline Cut: Nothing added to Donegal except more McBrearty brillianceEamonn O’Hara calls on Sligo boss Kevin Walsh to resign after London loss London’s Ciaran McCallion celebrates.Pic: INPHO/Jim KeoghLondon’s victory over Sligo Donegal defeat TyroneThe key questions before yesterday’s game was where Donegal stood.Did they have the same desire after winning the All-Ireland? Was relegation from the league going to affect them? Were the losses of Karl Lacey and Mark McHugh going to hinder them?All of those questions were answered emphatically. Coming into the game, I fancied Tyrone based on what I had seen during the league. But the match proved that Jim McGuinness was correct in the attitude he adopted towards the league.He said Donegal were not bothered with relegation and that theory proved correct. There was no signs that their desire has been dulled at all by winning the All-Ireland. They were excellent. The confidence and belief is there amongst their players in a system that they know and have bought into.I think they are going to be able to refine that even more as they get more accustomed to it and that’s a frightening thought for every else. McGuinness demonstrated again what a shrewd operator he is. He knew that Lacey and McHugh were not able to perform for a full game..Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and manager Mickey Harte of TyronePic: INPHO/James CrombieThus he operated with the rationale that it was better to play physically fit players from the start – a key ingredient for Donegal’s system. The team were then boosted by springing those two players from the bench. It was clever stuff.McGuinness is building a very formidable outfit. Ross Wherity came into the game and made a difference. After his goal it was game over as Donegal shut up shop. The other player who contributed significantly to that goal was Patrick McBrearty. He’s growing up in football terms. Yesterday he stood up and really drove at Tyrone. The guy is only going to get better and betterIt became a typical Ulster game by the end as it developed into a niggling contest. Tyrone’s discipline was poor near the end and that was borne from pure and total frustration. What Joe McMahon did was very foolish.The game was a learning experience for Tyrone and proved how championship is a different beast. Niall Morgan did not have a good day with his frees and I felt if he’d been an outfield player, Tyrone would have taken him off the frees earlier. But they were very dogmatic and stuck with him.Tyrone won two All-Ireland titles through the qualifiers and the circuitous route might help them develop. They have a fantastic manager in charge of them. But there will be doubts about them if they bump into one of the big guns and they also badly need to look at their discipline after yesterday.last_img read more

Six awesome slowmotion explosion videos

first_imgIt’s time for grilling, drinking (lemonade, of course), and fireworks this weekend. Every state I’ve ever lived in has outlawed fireworks. Besides the giant shows at baseball games, and the Macy’s Fireworks show in New York, being caught by the cops in even the vicinity of someone shooting off bottle rockets or other explosive objects will surely get you at least a ticket.We know blowing stuff up is fun, but it’s also dangerous and illegal (in most cases), so in honor of the Fourth of July, we searched for the best videos of explosions we could find. Of course, explosions are a million times better when seen in slow motion. Sit back, put down the firecracker, and watch other people explode stuff in super slo-mo during your three-day weekend. Happy Fourth of July!AdChoices广告Nothing says “summer” quite like watermelon. We’re not going to go all Gallagher on you with this video, but we’ll do one better with this exploding watermelon. Set to some nice, relaxing, classical music, we get to watch not only the watermelon blow up into a million pieces, but also the table top go flying off. Even better, the editor, Franz Gotsch rewinds the video for us to see it come back to life. He used a Photron SA2 camera at a 2,000 fps rate.Blowing up fruit is cool and all, but blowing up expensive equipment is sometimes even cooler. The video (recommended viewing in a dark room in full screen), was shot by photographer David Evan Todd. Todd decided, at a “critical juncture of is artistic development,” to treat the camera as his “phoenix” and to blow up all of his cameras with electrically-detonated explosives, capturing the whole thing in HD slow-motion video. For a non-embeddable video of an Xbox being blown up, click here.No roundup of slow-motion videos is complete without a shot of an exploding bottle of soda. We can’t confirm if there were Mentos involved, but we do know that this is probably the sexiest exploding soda video we’ve ever seen. Photographer David Coiffier set the video to some smooth Barry White-esque jazz. He used an I-Movix Sprintcam Vvs HD at 1,000 fps.Coiffier also has a great video featuring fire, sparks, and explosions, all wrapped up in a nice one-minute-long package. He used the same gear to shoot this one as he did with the above video. There’s a particularly interesting shot of a man cutting through some metal placed on a women. Sparks fly, literally.In this video, photographer Carleton Torpin destroys various household items with a BB gun while shooting everything at 600 fps. The video moves a little fast for our taste, but it is set to some nice patriotic-sounding music, so we thought it was fitting for this Independence Day weekend.We couldn’t have a Fourth of July post about wonderful explosions without a video of slow-motion fireworks. Photographer Travis Nobles captured this video in high speed using a Casio EX-F1 at 300 fps. It’s not the absolute highest quality video in the bunch, but it’s still pretty awesome.last_img read more

Sitdown Sunday Whatever happened to Brendan Fraser

first_img Share Tweet Email6 42,092 Views 5. The Cardiff murder Lynette White Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesThis in-depth article details the shocking murder of Lynette White, and how it spiralled into awful circumstances for the alleged suspect.(BBC, approx 46 mins reading time)Lying on her back, she was fully clothed, her t-shirt and stone-washed jeans partially covered by a black leather coat. Even in murky light it was clear; she was dead. As the officer radioed for back-up, a woman waiting on the landing outside the entrance to the flat started to cry.6. What happened to Brendan Fraser?Remember the actor Brendan Fraser? He was everywhere for years, then disappeared. Now he’s back acting, and he has an incredible – and at times shocking – story to tell.(GQ, approx 26 mins reading time)I’m 35: There was a time when the sight of Fraser was as familiar to me as the furniture in my parents’ house. He was in Encino Man and School Ties in 1992, Airheads in 1994, George of the Jungle in 1997, The Mummy in 1999. If you watched movies at the end of the previous century, you watched Brendan Fraser. And though his run as a leading man in studio films lasted to the end of this past decade, he’s been missing, or at least somewhere off in the margins, for some time now.…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…Andrew Tillin’s marriage was unravelling, but he sought solace in cycling.(Outside, approx 21 mins reading time)The leap into the unknown in Texas became a plunge into darkness. Confused, furious, and depressed, I was suddenly just another man in his forties enduring a marriage breakup. Increasingly sad and seeing my kids only half-time, I looked for something to settle my anxieties. Alcohol wasn’t an option—I’m not a big drinker. I couldn’t swing a Porsche. So I turned to the machine and sport that, for decades, had brought me joy.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday> Feb 25th 2018, 9:01 AM Source: Shutterstock/ChinnapongPauline Dakin had a very unusual childhood in Canada, full of secrets and lies. She, her sister and mum went on the run, and when she found out why, the truth astounded her. But there were even more twists and turns to come.(BBC, approx 18 mins reading time)Apart from this, life was quite normal for Pauline’s family – they’d start again and build a new life in a new town. But below the surface Pauline was confused, anxious and falling into depression. ”I knew something bad was happening,” she says. “I didn’t know what it was, but there was always a sense of something dire that was unspoken.”2. Worst roommate everThis story about a terrible, terrible roommate will give you chills.(NY Mag, approx 37 mins reading time)Strange things began to happen. One evening, Miller came home to find the living-room lights wouldn’t turn on — Creek had taken the bulbs and screwed them into lamps in his bedroom. A few days later, the six chairs at the kitchen table disappeared. Miller knocked on Creek’s door, and when he opened it she saw he’d fashioned them into a desk. Miller had assumed Creek spent his days in court, but neighbors said they saw him loitering on the property throughout the afternoon. 6 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. The weird worldcenter_img Short URL Sitdown Sunday: Whatever happened to Brendan Fraser? Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. 3. Teens against shootingsThis piece looks at the group of teens who banded together in the wake of the Florida shootings to try and bring in gun control to the US.(Buzzfeed, approx 7 mins reading time)Kasky was exhausted. He estimated that he’d done more than 50 interviews since the shooting, all to promote a movement against gun violence that he and his young friends have spearheaded in the wake of their school’s tragedy. “We, as a community, needed one thing,” he said of his desire to form the group to give his friends a purpose amid the grief.4. Stealing my voiceSpring Kwok writes about having a stutter, and what it’s like to have people talking over her when she’s trying to speak.(Narratively, approx 10 mins reading time)When I’m stuttering, my jaw locks, I lose control of my tongue, and my lower back tenses like I’ve been sitting upright for hours. In between the words I can get out and the words I want to say, time lapses and my consciousness spills over the empty pit like hot coffee. I can feel my throat close up like an allergic reaction while I tilt my head more to the right to let whoever is waiting for my words know that I’m still with them, even though it feels like I’m not. By Aoife Barry Sunday 25 Feb 2018, 9:00 AM http://jrnl.ie/3859792 last_img read more

Plus haut que le Mont Blanc un superordinateur à 5100 mètres daltitude

first_imgPlus haut que le Mont Blanc : un superordinateur à 5100 mètres d’altitude Afin de coordonner les paraboles de l’observatoire ALMA, les chercheurs ont mis en place le plus haut superordinateur du monde. Capable de fournir 17 millions de milliards d’opérations par seconde, il a fallu l’adapter aux conditions atmosphériques qui règnent à 5100 mètres d’altitude. ALMA est situé sur le plateau de l’Atacama au Chili.La course des superordinateurs vers les sommets a pris soudain un sens littéral. Sur le plateau de l’Atacama, dans le nord du Chili, l’observatoire ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) vient de mettre en place vendredi sa propre bête de calcul. A 5100 mètres d’altitude, ce superordinateur va servir à synchroniser les cinquante paraboles du site astronomique, ainsi qu’à compiler et analyser les données récoltées. Il gère également quatorze autres paraboles délocalisées ailleurs au Chili et au Japon. Plus elles sont nombreuses, plus elles fournissent une imagerie de qualité.Ce superordinateur peut rivaliser avec la plupart des installations similaires dans le monde. Avec ses 134 millions de processeurs, il fournit une puissance de calcul de 17 millions de milliards d’opérations par seconde. Il a été financé par la fondation nationale américaine des sciences (NSF) et s’inscrit dans le super projet ALMA, dont l’inauguration complète est prévue pour mars 2013. L’usage de paraboles permet d’étudier la lumière qui ne se situe pas dans le domaine du visible. Celles-ci visent un astre dans le ciel et récoltent un très faible signal d’ondes radio qui doit être compilé.Les contraintes de la haute altitudePour de tels calculs, la question du coût s’est rapidement posée. “Quand nous nous sommes penchés sur le projet, nous nous sommes rendus compte qu’il aurait alors fallu l’équivalent d’un milliard de dollars en ordinateurs classiques pour réaliser ces opérations, avoue John Webber qui a participé à la construction. Au final nous avons construit notre propre machine pour environ 11 millions de dollars.”  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les conditions en haute altitude ont pourtant posé de nombreux défis. Par exemple la faible atmosphère diminue la dissipation de la chaleur par l’air, il a donc fallu doubler la capacité de refroidissement de la machine. Il n’était pas non plus possible d’utiliser des disques durs et il a été nécessaire de préparer le tout aux nombreux tremblements de terre dont la région est victime. Le plus de travaux humains possibles ont été faits à basse altitude car les gens fatiguent beaucoup plus vite passé une certaine hauteur. “Il y a des milliers et de milliers de câbles à connecter alors qu’ils sont tous de la même couleur bleue, explique Rich Lacasse qui dirigeait l’équipe. Du coup je suis vraiment content que l’on ait pu mettre au point un bon système de repérage quand on était encore au niveau de la mer.” On imagine en effet le soulagement.Le 23 décembre 2012 à 15:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

2/3 Falls Match on tonight’s 4/1 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp The following preview courtesy of WWE.com:RIVALS CLASH IN ENDURANCE TEST This week on WWE NXT, the rivalry between Hideo Itami and Tyler Breeze reaches its boiling point when they battle in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. Watch all the action Wednesday at 8/7 C on WWE Network. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Facebook Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Seth Rollins Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Cesaro Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

PSG maintain 100 start to the season

first_imgParis Saint-Germain continued their perfect start to the season with a convincing victory over Angers on Saturday, according to FoxSports.The French champions maintained their winning streak with a 3-1 victory over Angers at the Parc des Princes. The win ensues Le Parisiens have nine points from their first three French Ligue 1 games this season whilst also staying atop the league table.Goals from the attacking trio of Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar gave Tuchel his second home victory as manager of PSG.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Cavani marked his first appearance of the season after recovering from the hamstring injury sustained during Uruquay’s World Cup campaign by sliding home an easy opener set-up by Neymar’s deflected cross.Angers drew level when Thomas Mangani scores from the spot after new PSG signing Thilo Kehrer brought down Flavien Tait in the 18-yard-box. But the French champions were not to be denied their victory as they took the lead through boy wonder Mbappe, who volleyed home a pinpoint cross from Argentina’s Angel Di Maria.The France international then turned provider when he setup Neymar for the third goal with a lovely pass. Meanwhile, Dijon joined PSG on nine points after dispatching Nice 4-0 at Allianz Riviera, although they trail the title favourites on goals scored.last_img read more

Fujifilms 10K GFX100 is the most versatile mediumformat camera ever

first_img Preview • Fujifilm GFX medium-format mirrorless will ship in February for $6,500 $5,499 0 See It 15 Photos Post a comment The GFX100 is substantially larger than the GFX 50S. Lori Grunin/CNET Fujifilm follows up its 50-megapixel mirrorless medium-format GFX 50S and 50R models with the 102MP GFX100, both the least- and most-Fujifilm-like camera the company’s delivered in quite a while. It’s pure Fujifilm in the way that matters: X-T3-like autofocus with fast-for-its-class continuous shooting, 4K video capture, plus the desirable five-axis sensor-shift image stabilization capability that it briefly debuted in last year’s X-H1 but didn’t appear in subsequent cameras. The camera incorporates a medium-format BSI (backside illuminated) sensor, the architecture now used by many of the cameras shipping today. It enables better low-light sensitivity and the performance necessary to shoot 4K video or focus tracking while continuous shooting.Its $10,000 price tag — equivalent to about £7,896 and AU$14,550 — seems roughly what you’d expect given Fujifilm’s other models. Whether or not it’s worth it depends on a lot of unknowns, including the sensor’s dynamic range, image quality and general performance. The camera is slated to ship by the end of June.Just like stepping up from a mainstream camera with an APS-C-size sensor to a larger full-frame model, upping from full-frame to medium format provides benefits like shallower depth-of-field for a given lens aperture and (usually) broader dynamic range because of the larger sensor, even though they cram more pixels into the sensor.gfx100-sample-preproduction-resizedShot with a preproduction version of the GFX100 (and scaled down a lot). Because the raw software was not yet ready, we only had access to JPEGs, so can’t really make any determinations about the sensor or image quality. Lori Grunin/CNET In the short time I got to use it, the autofocus seemed quite snappy. But it’s impossible to draw any conclusions from the handful of JPEG images I shot except that they’re big and sharp with pretty colors — all completely unsurpising.Highlights include:Up to DCI 4K/30p video (it uses the full width of the sensor), with 4:2:0 8-bit internal or 4:2:2 10-bit external with most video capabilities same as the X-T3.5fps continuous shooting with focus tracking at full resolution and 14-bit color (standard is 16 bits) using Fujifilm’s X-Processor 4, the same quad-core processor that’s in the X-T3. While 5fps may not sound like much, it’s practically zippy compared to other medium-format models.On-sensor phase-detection autofocus (about 3.8 million PD sensors) covering almost 100% of the frame plus the 425-point contrast autofocus as the GFX 50S. Focus sensitivity as low as -2 EV.Native sensitivity of ISO 100 – ISO 12800, with expansion down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 102400, similar to the GFX 50S.The same 3.7MP OLED viewfinder as the GFX 50S.Dust and weather resistance.Dual UHS-II SD card slots, mic and headphone jacks and a USB-C connection.The GFX100 veers from Fujifilm tradition with its design — in a good way. It sports no retro camera dials and has built-in vertical grip that holds two batteries. Physical dials are more a curse than a blessing for shooting video, at the least because you want different presets or defaults for stills and video and the physical dials override those. And mirrorless cameras’ battery life is bad enough in general, with the sensor stabilizer draining them even more, that you want to carry multiples. The GFX100’s rated life is 800 shots for a pair. In fact, the body design bears little resemblance to the earlier GFX models. All told, the GFX100 is roughly the size and weight of the full-frame Nikon D5, though you can remove the viewfinder if you choose. Not only is the sensor large compared to a full-frame — it’s 43.8×32.8 mm compared to 36x24mm — but it’s floating in the stabilization mechanism, so the whole unit takes up quite a bit of space. See it Fujifilm GFX100 medium-format mirrorless dispenses with the dials Fujifilm GFX 50S $5,499 But Fujifilm couldn’t let go of its shutter speed and ISO dials entirely. The top display cycles through several readouts, one of which presents you with virtual versions of the two dials. I found them a little glitchy to use — when rotating I’d end up on the wrong settings because of the way the display updated, though they were preproduction units so that may change. But they also seemed unnecessary.A drive mode button and mode switch sits on the left shoulder, while the back controls are pretty typical Fujifilm. It incorporates the multiangle tilting touch display as the X-T3. While it’s nice to have the capability, I’ve always found the implementation a little cumbersome to use quickly and precisely. It also has the duplicate setting display you’d find on a pro model like the D5 or the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, and both the horizontal and vertical grips are comfortable enough to handle the weight of the body and the lens, much like the GFX 50 series. The off-center viewfinder means it feels different shooting horizontally than it does vertically, which may bother some people.The GFX models have always felt like the most mainstream of the medium-format cameras — even the “casual” Hasselblad X1D felt like it belonged in the studio more than the street — and the capabilities added in the GFX100 make it seem like a perfect step up from a full-frame model — DSLR or mirrorless — for event photography. I hope Fujifilm decides to bring the speed and versatility down to a lower resolution like 50MP, and therefore a lower price.Updated May 28, 2019: Corrected the misstatement about this being the first to use a 100-megapixel BSI sensor. center_img Share your voice Walmart Mentioned Above Fujifilm GFX 50S $6,326 Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Cameras See It Tags Canon Fujifilm Nikonlast_img read more

9yearold girl sues German boys choir over gender bias

first_imgBerlin: A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender. The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys choirs in Germany, founded in 1465 by Fredrick II of Brandenburg. Over its 554 years, it has never admitted any girls. The girl, whose identity was not revealed to protect her privacy, auditioned with the choir in March and was rejected, according to the Berlin administrative court that is to rule on the suit Friday. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The choir contends the girl’s rejection was “not predominantly about her gender” and she would have been asked to join if she had displayed extraordinary talent and motivation and “if her voice had matched the desired sound characteristics of a boys’ choir,” the court said. The choir also expressed doubt it would have been able to work together with the girl’s parents. The girl’s mother, who brought the complaint on her daughter’s behalf, argues the choir’s rejection is discriminatory “in an impermissible way” and violates her right to equal opportunities from an institution receiving state funds, the court said. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Attorney Susann Braecklein said her client, who has sung with different children’s choirs in the past, applied to the choir in 2016 and 2018 and was rejected both times without being given an audition. In December, the girl was told in writing by the dean of the music faculty at the University of the Arts, of which the choir is a part, that “a girl will never sing in a boys’ choir,” Braecklein said in a statement. Advertise With Us Despite the rejection, the girl was invited for an audition in March, only to be rejected again and then to be told she didn’t have the motivation and talent needed to join the boys’ choir, Braecklein said. The choir refused to comment on the case. Some 250 boys and young men aged between 5 and 25 belong to the State and Cathedral Choir’s 11 different choir groups. They perform in the city’s landmark cathedral and have toured across Europe, the United States, Japan, Russia and Israel. Boys between 5 and 7 without musical experience and experienced older boys can audition and will receive qualified training free of charge if they’re accepted, according to the choir’s website.last_img read more

Congress complains to Election Commission against Narendra Modi and Smriti Irani

first_img[Representational Image]Wikimedia commonsThe Congress on Friday moved the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly “dragging” the armed forces in politics repeatedly.Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Randeep Singh Surjewala also raised the issues of Union Minister Smriti Irani submitting “contradictory affidavits” to the Election Commission on her educational qualifications and also about a web series on Modi.Talking to the media after meeting the EC, Singhvi said PM, the President of the ruling party and its other leaders are “shamelessly dragging the armed forces for cheap politics.””Never in the history has this happened,” he said, adding the web series on Modi is also a violation of the Model Code of Conduct as it is biographical in nature and it should be banned immediately.”If the person makes another violation, he/she should be barred from two days of campaigning, similarly three and four days for the third and fourth violation,” he said.Speaking about Smriti Irani’s qualification, Surjewala said the Congress is not commenting on her qualification, saying they believe that even the illiterate can also hold high positions.”But the question is the people have been cheated and the Minister has lied to them about her qualifications.”The Congress has submitted a memorandum to the EC over Irani “repeatedly lying” about her qualifications.”There is no information about the degree of the PM and also his favourite minister Irani. There are no classmates of the PM and Irani who are coming out. This is a very serious issue as the people have been cheated repeatedly.”Surjewala demanded that the EC should disqualify Irani for changing her qualifications multiple times.He also said that there should be a strict action and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi should be sacked for her remarks and for “dividing people”.Addressing an election rally, she had said that she would like to win without the support of Muslims and would not want to give jobs to them if they did not vote for her.The party also urged the Election Commission to issue directions to all Chief Electoral Officers, booth level officers and other election officials to ensure proper functioning of EVMs during the Lok Sabha elections. It also sought an immediate investigation into the malfunctioning of the EVMs and other issues reported from various parts of the country during the first phase of polls on April 11.It said posters of Gen VK Singh were posted right outside a polling station. The party also alleged that BJP candidate from Tehri Garhwal parliamentary constituency “printed voter slips on her election pamphlet”.The party said it was making the fifth request for “urgent and necessary” intervention against Modi’s “continued and brazen violation” of the Model Code of Conduct and in particular the “hateful and divisive comments by him”, Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in election rallies at Nanded, Nagpur and Meerut.In its representation against Irani, Congress called for immediate action for filing “false affidavit”, saying it attracts “up to six months imprisonment and/or fine”.last_img read more