Gmail Access (& Emails) To Be Restored “Soon” to All Those Impacted By Yesterday’s Outage

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As we reported yesterday, many Gmail users woke up Sunday to find that their email inboxes were empty – and not in a good way. Users reported their entire Gmail history – inboxes, outboxes, and archives – were wiped clean.Google reports now that it has identified the problem, which it says was a bug resulting from a software storage update. Users affected will have access to their Gmail accounts again, and their email messages will be restored “though it may take longer than we originally expected.”Google confirmed the problem with some Gmail accounts yesterday afternoon, and its engineers have been working on the problem since. Although Google initially said the problems affected .29% of Gmail users, the company has revised those estimates downward to .08% and then to .02% of users.It was a small number of accounts, to be sure, but the problem has lasted about 30 hours. And for those impacted, the thought of losing all their email records was fairly frightening, as many who took to the Google forums to help troubleshoot their problems remarked with panic and frustration that they had years of email history stored there. Fully restored emails or not, the incident is a good reminder to back up your data by either storing it locally or by storing a copy with another service. audrey watterslast_img read more

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Video: How to Make Flies Do the Moonwalk

first_imgWalking backward may seem a simple task, but researchers don’t know how the mind controls this behavior. A study published online today in Science provides the first glimpse of the brain circuit responsible—at least in fruit flies. Geneticists created 3500 strains of the insects, each with a temperature-controlled switch that turned random networks of neurons on when the flies entered an incubator. One mutant batch of fruit flies started strolling in reverse when exposed to warmth (video, right panel), which the team dubbed “moonwalkers,” in honor of Michael Jackson’s famous dance. Two neurons were responsible for the behavior. One lived in the brain and extended its connections to the end of the ventral nerve cord—the fly’s version of a spine, which runs along its belly. The other neuron had the opposite orientation—it started at the bottom of the nerve cord and sent its messaging cables—or axons—into the brain. The neuron in the brain acted like a reverse gear in a car; when turned on, it triggered reverse walking. The researchers say this neuron is possibly a command center that responds to environmental cues, such as, “Hey! I see a wall in front of me.” The second neuron functioned as the brakes for forward motion, but it couldn’t compel the fly to moonwalk. It may serve as a fail-safe that reflexively prevents moving ahead, such as when the fly accidentally steps onto a very cold floor. Using the two neurons as a starting point, the team will trace their links to sensory neurons for touch, sight, and smell, which feed into and control the moonwalking network. No word yet on the neurons responsible for the Macarena.last_img read more

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Rodman’s N. Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start

first_imgThree other Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Rodman watched a women’s basketball team practice at a gym Wednesday and visited the birthplace of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current leader. He refused to answer questions about his trip, saying only, “A little hot, baby, it’s a little hot. But it’s cool, it’s cool.”READ: North Korea expecting visit from Dennis RodmanFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhat, if anything, substantive Rodman is doing in North Korea remains unclear. He has said he is just going to have a good time but has also hinted he is “trying to open a door” for better relations between Washington and Pyongyang.He is scheduled to meet the sports minister, visit a newly built high-tech science complex and the Pyongyang Zoo, and go bowling before he leaves Saturday. Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman, center right, talks to North Korea’s Pothonggang womens basketball team during his visit to Chongjong Street basketball gymnasium on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman began sightseeing in Pyongyang on Wednesday during a trip he said he hoped would “open a door” for his former “Celebrity Apprentice” boss, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)PYONGYANG, North Korea — Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea has been uncharacteristically low-key so far. On the agenda? Bowling and a visit to the zoo.There is no clear sign that the former NBA bad boy will meet leader Kim Jong Un, as he did on previous visits to the isolated country. Such a meeting, though, typically wouldn’t be announced in advance.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Dodgers’ Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES His four past trips in 2013 and 2014 generated a storm of publicity, most of it unfavorable, and did little in terms of diplomacy. Critics of engagement with North Korea say Rodman’s visits legitimize the country’s ruling regime.READ: Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea hoping to open the door In 2014, Rodman arranged a basketball game with other former NBA players and North Koreans and regaled leader Kim with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” On the same trip, he suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, remarks for which he later apologized.Americans are regarded as enemies in North Korea because the two countries never signed a peace treaty at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Thousands of U.S. troops are based in South Korea, and the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South is one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world.U.S and North Korean officials say Rodman had nothing to do with the release of American student Otto Warmbier, who had been serving a 15-year sentence in a North Korean prison for alleged anti-state acts. A plane carrying Warmbier arrived late Tuesday at an airport in Cincinnati.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Bowlers lead the way as India A take 46-run lead against Australia A

first_imgThe bowlers took the attack to the opposition as they managed to get a two run lead against the Australia A side on day two of the first unofficial four-day Test at Brisbane.Speedster Varun Aaron (41/3) came up with timely blows before off-spinner Jayant Yadav struck thrice to end Australia’s first innings at 228. India had squandered a solid start on day one to be 230 all out.At stumps, the India A side ended on 44 runs with a lead of 46 after losing two early wickets in the form of Faiz Fazal who scored six and Akhil Herwadkar manged to score 23 runs. First innings top-scorer Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer were in the crease batting on seven and six respectively when play was called off.The talented pair’s stay in the middle tomorrow will be crucial to India’s chances in the game being played with a pink ball.Earlier, Australia collapsed to 228 all out after sitting pretty at 157 for two with opener Joe Burns (78) and captain Peter Handscomb (87) stitching an 118-run stand.The home team was cruising with the dangerous duo in the middle. Burns ended up with 11 fours and a six while his skipper smashed 14 fours along with a maximum.The match situation changed drastically with the fall of Burns and later Handscomb, who was run out courtesy Herwadkar.The Indian pacers made inroads into the opposition line-up before spinner Yadav cleaned up the tail. (Also read: India Blue reach Duleep Trophy final after draw against India Green)While Aaron and Yadav were the standout bowlers, handy contributions came from Hardik Pandya (33/2) and Shardul Thakur (45/1).advertisementBrief scores:India A 230 and 44 for 2 in 12 overs .Australia A 228 (Burns 78, Handscomb 87; Aaron 3 for 41, Yadav 3 for 44)(With PTI Inputs)last_img read more

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Must not host Olympics unless we can win 40 gold medals:Bindra

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) India should not host Olympics unless the country has a realistic chance of winning 40 gold medals, Beijing Games gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra said today.”Im against hosting an Olympic Games at this stage in India. I think our system is not ready to absorb that,” Bindra said during a session at the 2017 Times Lit Fest here.”It can have some sort of positive benefits in building infrastructure in the city but that can be done without hosting an Olympics,” Bindra said.”We need to invest in our youth, we need to invest on our athletes, that should be the priority and then when we are in a position to realistically win at least 40 gold medals in the Olympic Games. For me personally that would be the right moment to host an Olympic Games.”The 35-year-old, who had quit shooting after finishing fourth in the 10m air rifle final at the 2016 Rio Olympics, spoke at length about his journey to Olympic glory.”Im a negative person, Im not talented, I have poor eye sight and I hate competition. But I had the right, positive people around me, who always believed in me, where I saw hopelessness, they saw hope in me,” he said.Bindra also spoke about his battle with epilepsy ahead of the Rio Olympics after he was diagnosed with the serious neurological-medical condition in 2014.”I was left with trembling hands after being diagnosed with epilepsy in 2014. It was a lonely battle but I found a way through. I had lot of side effects but I took it upon myself to overcome that,” he said.advertisement”I was in hospital days before the 2014 Commonwealth Games but I went on to win gold and finished fourth at Rio.”Sharing an anecdote that happened during the Rio Games, Bindra said: “I think Rio Games, my last Olympics, was my best performance. During the qualification round, I had kept my rifle on the table and unfortunately it collapsed. Did it affect my performance, may be, dont know. But life is all about facing challenges.”Bindra said India as a society need to inculcate sports as a culture before salvaging any hopes of winning medals at the Olympic Games.”We need to understand what we want as a nation, we need to spell out if Olympics is important to us. It will require a lot of grassroot development. It will take time. It is a process which takes 10-20 years to get any result. As a society we need to make sports part of our culture.”Bindra said sponsorship is not a problem and it is all about how to use the funds that make the difference.”One thing is clear that money is not really a problem for the Indian athletes, they have access to funding but how you use that funding and how to get that expertise around that is the problem,” he said.”We need to have right nurturing for athletes, we need to have the right people around. If you have C grade coaches, then we have to expect C grade result.”Bindra said athletes in India need to be taught some life skills which can help them to sustain themselves after retirement.”It is very important to have a balance in an athletes career. In US, an athlete need to learn a life skill to live a decent life after their career because an athletes life is more about failures then success,” Bindra, who is coming up with a High Performance Centre in Bengaluru, said.”It is unreasonable to expect a retirement policy for athletes. I think the trick lies in helping them to learn life skills which they can use post their career.”Their expertise need to be nurtured and channelised back into the system and help them in having a sustainable career from what they have done,” he added. PTI ATK CM CMlast_img read more

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Hungarian teen Kristof Milak shatters Michael Phelps’ 200m butterfly world record

first_imgHungarian teenager Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ 10-year-old world record in the 200 metres butterfly on Wednesday while Adam Peaty sewed up a third straight breaststroke double with victory in the 50 metres at the world championships.Budapest-born Milak won gold in a time of 1:50.73, lopping 0.78 seconds off Phelps’ 1:51.51 set in Rome in 2009.”It’s a tremendous honour to set such a great record,” he said. “Until 14 I was a backstroker and later I focused on the butterfly. But earlier I only did 100 metres because I wasn’t strong enough.”There can be no question about his strength now.At 19, Milak is the youngest winner of the 200 butterfly since Phelps triumphed as an 18-year-old in 2003, the second of the American great’s five world titles in the event.WR alert!! ????????Kristof Milak sets a World Record stopping the clock in 1:50.73 in the 200m Butterfly! ????He beats @MichaelPhelps record from 2009! CONGRATS, Kristof! ?????????#FINAGwangju2019 pic.twitter.com/XOTJaeEiweFINA (@fina1908) July 24, 2019Peaty shattered a record of his own on Sunday, becoming the first swimmer to go under 57 seconds in the 100 breaststroke semi-finals and while he could not repeat the feat in the 50 he was still streets ahead of his rivals.The Briton posted 26.06, the third fastest 50 of all time and 0.6 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger, Brazilian Felipe Lima.”Got the triple double which is a massive thing for me,” said Peaty. “It’s what I came here to do. The 56 happened so it’s just everything complete really.”Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has been a lightning rod for controversy at the championships but his bid for glory in the 800 freestyle fizzled out as he trailed home in sixth.advertisementSun is swimming under a cloud in Gwangju with a doping case against him set to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September.His presence has upset fans and fellow athletes alike, with two swimmers, Australian Mack Horton and Briton Duncan Scott, showing their displeasure in the most public way possible.Horton refused to share the podium after picking up silver behind Sun in the 400 while 200 bronze medallist Scott refused to shake his hand at the medals ceremony, a move that triggered a furious response from the Chinese swimmer.All three athletes were sent warning letters by governing body FINA over their conduct.Also See:last_img read more

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Marine Safety Act 1998 Review Open for Comments

first_imgnsw.gov, March 21, 2014 zoom The Maritime Management Centre of Transport for New South Wales (NSW) is carrying out a review of the Marine Safety Act 1998 and is seeking comments from the public.The Act regulates all vessels operating in NSW ports and waterways. Each year there are over 5,500 large ship visits to major NSW ports and there are nearly 10,000 commercial vessels operating in NSW.NSW has approximately 228,600 registered recreational vessels, and more than 485,800 people hold a recreational boat licence issued under the Act.The review is to examine if the policy objectives of the Act are still valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.The policy objectives of the Act, which are described in the Act as “objects”, are to:ensure the safe operation of vessels in ports and other waterwayspromote the responsible operation of vessels in those waters so as to protect the safety and amenity of other users of those waters and the amenity of occupiers of adjoining landprovide for the investigation of marine accidents and for appropriate action following any such investigationconsolidate marine safety legislation.This discussion paper provides an opportunity for the public opinion on the effectiveness of the Act in meeting its objectives and the proposed changes to the Act.The closing date for submissions is 24 April 2014.Review of NSW Marine Safety Act 1998 Discussion Paperlast_img read more

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Drawing a definite path

first_imgWhat a flip flop on electric vehicles when the official jingle otherwise is stoking aspiration for quick, disruptive and transformative targets by 2030. Since 2017, we have heard several ministers and the NITI Aayog expressing ambitions of 100 per cent electrification of vehicles by 2030. In June this year, the NITI Aayog proposed halting sale of three-wheelers with internal combustion engines and also two-wheelers with engine capacity up to 150cc after 2023. Of course, this aggressive positioning could not be sustained in the face of industry slow down and protest from automakers, and as a sympathetic gesture, the government has now assured that it will go slow on electric mobility and give some breathers to the industry. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe worry is elsewhere. These inconsistent policy sound bytes do not convince either the clean air and low carbon mobility champions or the automakers. There is no clarity on the roadmap, legal mandate, intermediate milestones at the central and state level, timeline for goal posts, leveraging of diverse policy levers for market uptake, effective programme design and implementation plan for charging infrastructure. This demands a policy mandate for a well-grounded implementation strategy to bring more certainty in the roadmap and the market. Without this, saying either ‘go slow’ or ‘speed up’ has no meaning. Also Read – Insider threat management One-a-step-two-a-step No doubt the policy conversation and action on electric vehicles have evolved in India. The Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric vehicles (FAME) scheme has entered the second phase, with some learning from the first phase. FAME’s Phase 2 launched in March this year is now more deliberately linked with the performance criteria including type and range of batteries, vehicle segment-wise strategy, an incentive for manufacturers and consumers and is also expected to cover the deployment of charging stations. It is also very encouraging that central assistance has catalysed electric bus programmes in several cities and there is an explicit policy linkage between electric mobility and public transport strategy. Even private initiatives are evolving in which inter alia Uber, Ola, Lithium have initiated programmes on electric vehicle-based shared mobility. State governments have started to design an incentive programme and state-level initiatives. Clean air plans are asking for electric vehicle programme. The budget has also cut the Goods and Services Tax to five per cent. Even though the directives and guidelines for electric vehicle charging facilities have been framed by the Union Ministry of Power in 2018, it still needs aggressive planning and compliance. But there is no well-rounded electric vehicle policy yet when the devil is in the scale and design. It is not even clear as to what the mandate is. Pathways at the central and state level will have to be spelt out right away to build the supply chain and stoke the demand. At this moment, there is no strategy to legislate the mandate of 100 per cent transition to electric mobility or achieve vehicle segment-wise electrification including buses, taxis, aggregators, and delivery vehicles within a stated timeline. The electric vehicle policy will also have to identify a range of other policy levers — both fiscal and non-fiscal measures as well as public procurement systems at the central and state levels with appropriate compliance systems. Just recall, when the natural gas vehicle programme had to be implemented in Delhi, the entire eco-system including the number of natural gas vehicles, network of refuelling outlets, emissions and safety standards for natural gas vehicles, pricing of natural gas, incentive programmes for the consumers, and suggested timeline for transition were defined, designed and mandated. There is no other way. Taking a leaf from others This is the time to learn from global practices to chart a roadmap here. Globally — as the recent review by the International Council on Clean Transportation shows — governments are working with a combination of regulatory policies, incentives, infrastructure investment, and consumer campaigns to drive this change. This shows that the top 25 metropolitan markets share 44 per cent of the global electric vehicle market. They have implemented mandates for the electric vehicle, procurement requirement in public fleets, preferential registration, licensing policies for electric vehicles, and zero-emission zones linked to promoting zero-emission vehicles. There is no other way. Let us understand the system design. Need legally binding mandate: The strongest mandate has emerged in California. Since adoption in 1990, California’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate program has continuously evolved, and it is now an independent regulation under the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) package of regulations. Frame transit and public sector fleet procurement rules: Since 2008, the rule in California asks operators of large urban bus fleets to have minimum ZEV quotas in new bus purchases made. In December 2018, the California Air Resources Board introduced Innovative Clean Transit regulation which states that starting from 2023, 25 per cent of new bus purchases by large transit agencies shall be zero-emission. This will increase to 50 per cent by 2026, and 100 per cent by 2029. This may be extended to public and commercial fleets, including rental cars, large employers, delivery vehicles, and ride-hailing fleets. Similarly, the State Council of China has provided guidance that at least 30 per cent of new procurement should be zero-emission for all categories of vehicles in public service in ZEV promoting cities since 2014. This has now become a mandated purchase of electric public service vehicles at the city level. In fact, the southern Guangdong province has mandated that at least 80 per cent of bus fleets be zero-emission by 2020. The European Union (EU) has also created zero-emission vehicle targets for public procurement for its member states — this can be as high as 38.5 per cent for light-duty vehicles, 45 per cent (2025) to 65 per cent (2030) for buses, and 10 per cent (2025) to 15 per cent (2030) for trucks. Link implementation of low emissions zones and parking strategy with incentives for electric vehicles: Low-emission zones carved out in cities grant preferential access to electric vehicles. Many cities are now in the process of tightening the emissions criteria for low emissions zones to achieve large-scale electrification. Several governments are creating preferential systems and charging systems under parking policy. Link permit conditions of taxis with zero-emission requirements: In London, the permit conditions are being changed from January 1, 2023, onwards so that all new private-hire vehicle license issuances can only be for zero-emissions vehicles. Uber and others are supporting London’s directive with their own electrification targets. The New York City Council is capping ride hiring cabs but have exempted battery electric vehicles from this cap for the time being. Starting in mid-2018, Shenzhen is issuing road transport permits to ride-hailing taxis and light commercial vehicles that are powered by electricity. Limit the sale of conventional vehicles through registration restrictions to promote electric vehicles: In China, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou have adopted this strategy. While the cap and auction based on a fixed quota of maximum number of vehicle registrations is allowed, they exempt electric vehicles and treat them preferentially. This has increased sales. Beijing and 185 Chinese cities have also banned motorcycles in the city to clean up the air. Leverage fuel consumption policies to achieve target for zero-emission vehicles: California and several other states in the United States, China, and the Canadian province of Quebec have adopted credit-based mandate programs that require passenger car manufacturers to sell more electric vehicles to meet their fuel economy target and corporate average CO2 standards. In the EU, until 2025, the standards will incentivise electric vehicles through a super credit mechanism to earn more credit from the sale of electric vehicles and for corporate average compliance values. After that, they will follow the sales benchmark mechanism. Avoid flip flop; Need certainty What India needs is not reactionary and opportunistic sound bytes or only aggressive posturing but a firm policy roadmap and a legal mandate that can be worked out with the industry to meet the ambitious zero emissions target. While industry slow-down is cyclical and transient, recent reports also indicate that India will become the third-largest car market in the world, according to a report by Goldman Sachs. But India’s unique opportunity is also its public transport strategy to get the win-win co-benefits of clean air, reduced health exposure, lower climate impacts and improved energy security. Electric mobility is a long-term commitment and requires all the microcosm of the ecosystem to work in tandem. At a time when the auto industry is gearing up for advanced IC technology to meet Bharat Stage VI and prepare for the ambitious electric mobility target, India needs more certainty in the roadmap in terms of firm legal backing for zero-emission mandate, timetable for intermediate milestones, timeline for phased manufacturing and fleet transformation, more stringent fuel economy regulations, state-level action on charging infrastructure, fiscal and non-fiscal incentives in cities, and a compliance mechanism. Time-bound, 100 per cent electrification nation-wide is possible only when central and state-level action and ambition are harmonised and aligned. For instance, the Delhi government seeks to have a fourth of the vehicles registered annually — public and private — to be electric by 2024. Such state-level targets, along with the 2030 central government-level targets can happen only with well-aligned and binding goalposts at the central and local level. The starting line for action is as urgent as yesterday. (The author is Executive Director, Research and Advocacy and head of the air pollution and clean transportation programme, campaigns for clean air and public health, Centre for Science and Environment. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Bombardier makes way for CSeries shifts some production to Morocco

Bombardier makes way for CSeries; shifts some production to Morocco AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 7, 2013 3:45 pm MDT MONTREAL – Bombardier Aerospace is making room for production of the CSeries airliner by beginning to transfer component work on its regional jets to a temporary plant in Morocco.The Montreal-based based division of transportation giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said Thursday that 18 aircraft assemblers in Morocco who graduated from the local aerospace institute started this week to make simple structures, including flight controls, for its CRJ regional jets.The employees will initially make flaps and ailerons, a part of the wing — work that was previously done in Belfast, Northern Ireland.“The transfer of the package to Morocco helps us free up floor space and optimize our production in Belfast for CSeries production coming,” said spokeswoman Haley Dunne.Seven Irish employees are being transferred to work on the CSeries wings.A similar change is expected to take place in Mirabel, north of Montreal, over the coming months, affecting about 20 employees. They too will shift to CSeries work, ensuring there will be no layoffs as a result of production in Morocco.Employment in Morocco is expected to reach about 100 by year-end and ramp up to 850 in eight years.The new 2,300-square-metre transitional facility is overseen by four permanent employees from Montreal, including general manager Hugo Brouillard. Six employees from Belfast are providing training while an additional six to 12 workers are travelling from Montreal and Belfast to help launch production and prepare for additional work.“With 18 new local employees fully engaged and trained in the Bombardier manufacturing process and philosophy, this is the first step towards a long future of quality component manufacturing at another world-class Bombardier facility,” Brouillard stated in a news release.Bombardier announced its intention to build a manufacturing plant in Morocco in November 2011. However, the timeline for construction of a permanent facility on 10 hectares of land purchase at the airport in Casablanca has been delayed by about a year to early 2014.Dunne said the process of building a “world-class facility” is taking longer than expected, but she couldn’t point to any specific roadblocks.“I wouldn’t say there are any problems, just looking at the plans it’s taking us longer than we had anticipated.”Bombardier won’t disclose the construction costs of the permanent plant, which is part of the $200 million it has allocated to the venture for equipment, buildings and startup costs over several years.The plant will be located near the airport in a zone that offers five years of financial incentives, including no taxes for five years and rates of 8.75 per cent for an additional 20 years and 17.5 per cent thereafter.Bombardier is joining other aerospace manufacturers in setting up shop in Morocco, which has established an aerospace training program and offers many incentives to attract companies.The world’s third-largest aircraft manufacturer has delayed the flight of its 110- to 125-seat CS100 CSeries by six months to June, with entry into service planned a year later. The larger version of the plane holding up to 149 seats is on schedule for delivery by the end of 2014.Bombardier has received 382 commitments for the CSeries from 14 customers, including 148 firm orders and 134 options.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier shares were up five cents at $4.12 in late afternoon trading Thursday. read more

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Northwestern presents great equalizer for Ohio State mens basketball

Thad Matta’s crew is treading unfamiliar waters. With losses to No. 4 Michigan and No. 1 Indiana in what was an especially grueling week in already grueling Big Ten basketball, the No. 13 Ohio State men’s basketball team dropped its first pair of back-to-back setbacks in 121 games. The first defeat came rather admirably in overtime against a Wolverines squad in Ann Arbor, Mich. The second, an 81-68 defeat to the Hoosiers, was not cut from the same cloth. The OSU coach compared the week to the sport’s most elite stage. “Last week was like going to a Final Four potentially,” Matta said. And while the Buckeyes (17-6, 7-4 Big Ten) aren’t necessarily unnerved from stumbling in that challenge, they are looking to snap that streak against Northwestern. The Buckeyes haven’t lost three in a row since Feb. 14-22, 2009. History suggests that beating Northwestern should be easy. The Wildcats (13-11, 4-7 Big Ten) have lost 28 straight meetings in Columbus. More recent record suggests OSU will have its hands full. Last season’s Final Four squad needed a last-second shot by former big man Jared Sullinger to squeeze past Northwestern, 75-73. The year before? The then-often No. 1-ranked Buckeyes beat the Wildcats twice by a combined seven points. First came a 58-57 squeaker in Evanston, Ill. The next was a 67-61 overtime thriller during the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. OSU junior guard Aaron Craft explained the Wildcats’ knack for hanging against teams seemingly superior in three words. “Style of play,” he said. “I think their style of play gets them in every game. “A couple times, they’ve gotten a ton of offensive rebounds and then they hold the ball for another 30 seconds and then get an easy look. You know, all it takes is one mistake throughout a whole possession and then they get an easy layup or an easy shot.” Matta said it’s the kind of game plan that balances any athletic disparity between the teams. “I think they’ve always had the great equalizer and that being the 3-point shot,” Matta said. Out of Northwestern’s 1,246 field goals attempted, 42 percent of them have been heaves from behind the arc. That’s 524 shots. For reference, the Buckeyes, which have attempted 1,292 tries from the floor, have attempted 398 shots (31 percent) from the 3-point line. Against the Hoosiers, OSU surrendered 7 of 18 3-pointers en route to one of its most decisive defeats of the year. But sophomore center Amir Williams isn’t trying to wallow in that fact. The team’s focus, he said, is on the Wildcats. “Northwestern is a dangerous team with their style of offense … we can’t dwell on the past,” he said. “We know we played bad against Indiana. We just got to play much better tomorrow night.” For all intents and purposes, Thursday’s 7 p.m. tip at the Schottenstein Center might be a chess match, Craft said. “It’s a big thinking game,” Craft said. “It’s a big kind of concentration and patience game.” read more

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SOME PEOPLE CALL HIM A CAT Amazing save by Darko Stanic

← Previous Story Day 3 at the EHF EURO: Preview Next Story → EHF EURO 2014 TOP SCORERS: Nyokas and Sigurdsson lead aarhusDarko StanicEHF EURO 2014handball savesserbia- poland He had a key role in the success of Serbian team in the first match at EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark. Amazing performance, 17 saves of Darko Stanic led the “Eagles” to the win against Poland 20:19. RK Metalurg’s goalkeeper showed again why is one of the best in the world. Look what he done during the second half in Aarhus0 “NRGi Arena”… read more

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Man dies after being struck by car in Tipperary

first_imgMan dies after being struck by car in Tipperary Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them. 14,585 Views Share7 Tweet Email1 2 Comments A YOUNG MAN has died after being struck by a car in Tipperary last night.The 23-year-old was hit by the car on the N24, Limerick to Waterford road at Ballykisteen at 8pm.He suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital Limerick where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem is due to take place.No other injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.The road is currently closed to facilitate forensic collision investigators and diversions are in place.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information, particularly those travelling on that stretch of road yesterday evening, to contact them at Tipperary Garda Station on 062 80670, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.Read: Gardaí investigating death of teenager after being struck by car on Clare road> Short URL Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Wednesday 2 Nov 2016, 9:19 AM Nov 2nd 2016, 9:19 AM Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie By Michelle Hennessy http://jrnl.ie/3058299 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Skype la version pour iPad publiée puis retirée de lApp Store

first_imgSkype : la version pour iPad publiée, puis retirée de l’App StoreLe lancement de l’application Skype pour iPad se fait attendre. Après un premier raté en juin avec l’apparition d’une vidéo promotionnelle mise en ligne par erreur, elle a été brièvement publiée sur l’App Store, avant d’être retirée.Hier, l’application Skype pour iPad est apparue sur l’App Store. Mais le plaisir fut de courte durée puisqu’elle a été retirée très rapidement par l’éditeur du service de téléphonie par Internet, racheté en mai par Microsoft. Sur Twitter, Skype évoque une “sortie prématurée” de l’application attendue depuis des semaines par les utilisateurs de la tablette d’Apple. À lire aussiUn Français de 17 ans crée une appli pour aider les malvoyants à lire les étiquettes des produitsIl ajoute également que c’est pour “assurer la meilleure expérience Skype” que l’application a été retirée de l’App Store. “Nous savons que vous attendez avec impatience Skype pour iPad, et nous nous excusons pour la gêne occasionnée” ajoute la firme dans un second tweet. Mais pour l’heure, aucune date de sortie n’est encore mentionnée, même si le faux espoir de lundi, et la vidéo promotionnelle publiée par erreur en juin, confirment le lancement très prochain de l’application.Optimisée pour s’adapter à l’écran 9,7 pouces de l’iPad, celle-ci permettra de passer des appels vidéo et audio gratuitement en Wi-Fi et en 3G, vers d’autres utilisateurs de Skype sur les terminaux mobiles, les PC et les Mac. Les adeptes de l’iPad devront donc encore prendre leur mal en patience…Le 2 août 2011 à 14:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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High Powered Weapon seized Two Suspects in Custody

first_img Related Items:#gunfoundineastwoodestateshome, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 1, 2017 – Nassau – Two people are being held by Police because a high powered weapon and ammunition were allegedly found in their Eastwood Estates home on May 31.Reports are that shortly after 6:30 am, officers assigned to the Eastern Division conducted a search on home located at Pepper Road, Eastwood Estates and found an AK-47 Assault Rifle along with 30 rounds of ammunition. The two residents of the home, a male and female, were taken into custody in connection with this find.Police are currently investigating.#magneticmedianews#gunfoundineastwoodestateshome Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Critical issues of land use and housing in San Diego County

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Critical issues of land use and housing in San Diego County Posted: July 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Market research expert, smart-growth housing and land use advocate JP Theberge joined Good Morning San Diego to debunk what he said are some of the industry spin on the critical issues of land use and housing in San Diego County.For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom July 16, 2019last_img read more

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Wife speaks out after husband drowned saving her from rip current

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – One day after her husband drowned after trying to save her from rip currents, a Fort Myers woman is speaking out about the tragedy.Kendra Smith and her husband were visiting Miami Beach from Fort Myers, Sunday, when they were carried away by a rip current. While Smith survived after they were brought into shore by a lifeguard, her husband, Sherrod Whittington, did not.“I was trying to hold onto him and he was trying to hold onto me,” Smith said, “and in some kind of way, you know, he lost his grasp and then he got me back again.”Lifeguards began CPR on Whittington immediately after he was brought back to the beach. He was transported to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.“Life is just so short,” Smith said. “I would have never guessed, in a million years, that we were going to have fun, and the next thing you know he’s gone, but he’ll always be my hero.”The couple had been married for two years.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for November 25 A Quiet Day For WPD

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, November 25, 2018:Police responded to false alarm at Gentle Giant Movers on Burlington Avenue. (1:09pm)Police came across two individuals in a dumpster at Watson Marlow on Upton Drive. Individuals were looking for scrap metal. (3:10pm)Fire Department responded to reports of a gas odor on Manning Street. (4:31pm)Police noticed a tractor trailer on the side of the road with no one inside on Burlington Avenue. Canadian license plate. Driver was lost and checking directions. Police sent him on his way. (11:24pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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New video doorbell smart lock or security camera Dish wants to set

first_img See All Smart Home CNET Smart Home Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected reading • Dish wants to set up your smart home gadgets for you Don’t want to install that new security camera yourself? Dish’s new OnTech service can send a technician to do it for you. Dish Thinking about picking up some new smart home gadgets, but unsure if you’ll have the time or the wherewithal to install them yourself? Dish might be able to help.Today, the satellite TV service provider is launching “OnTech,” a direct-to-consumer service that provides professional installation and set-up help for select smart home devices. Available in 11 cities at launch regardless of whether or not you’re a Dish subscriber, OnTech technicians can help install smart locks, video doorbells, thermostats, smart hubs, voice assistants, whole-home audio, mesh Wi-Fi networks and more, in some cases as soon as the same day, Dish says. If you don’t own the tech yet, you can buy it direct from OnTech and they’ll bring it with them.Read more: The best home security systems we’ve testedRead also: Nest vs. Ring vs. Abode vs. SimpliSafe: The smart home security systems with the best privacy policiesdish-ontech-mesh-wi-fiEnlarge ImageYou can buy this Linksys Velop whole-home mesh Wi-Fi system direct from OnTech for $350. They’ll set it up for you for an extra $150. Screenshot by Ry Crist/CNET Partner brands include Google Nest, Ring, WeMo, Linksys, Yale and high-end names in home audio like Klipsch and Polk. Most service appointments will cost you a flat fee of $99, though some, including mesh Wi-Fi setup, will cost more.”We’ve been offering these services to Dish customers for several years now,” says Jeremy McCarty, VP and general manager of OnTech Smart Services, who points out that the company quietly partnered with Amazon in 2015 to offer consumers help with mounting their TVs. “This is about bringing those services to everyone.”Dish’s approach also seems to bridge the gap between retail-based concierge services like Best Buy’s GeekSquad and the professional, in-home service that comes with contract-based subscription services from names like Comcast and AT&T. With no contracts or subscription fees at all, OnTech is a lot closer to the GeekSquad end of that spectrum (both will come to your home and set up a Ring Video Doorbell for $99, for instance). Keep in mind that, unlike Best Buy, Dish already has a footprint in people’s homes with its own cloud-connected DVR boxes, as well as existing integrations with big names in the smart home like Amazon Alexa. With smart displays positioning themselves as visual, interface-based complements for voice-controlled smart homes, Dish is potentially positioned well to leverage smart home tech to expand its TV-centric foothold in the coming years.Read more: Echo Show, Nest Hub, Facebook Portal and more: How to pick the best smart display in 2019Read also: Why GE’s giant Android screen for the kitchen changed my mind about smart displaysOnTech is launching today in select regions, with plans to expand to additional regions in the coming months.”Dish started with the rural markets and worked in,” says OnTech Senior VP Nick Rossetti. “Now, we’ll be starting in urban areas and working out.”Those 11 urban regions are:Kansas City, MissouriDallas-Ft. Worth, TexasSalt Lake City, UtahSt. Louis MissouriHouston, TexasAtlanta, GeorgiaSacramento, CaliforniaDenver, ColoradoLos Angeles, California*San Francisco, California*New York City, New York***Licensing restrictions on door lock**Licensing restrictions on door lock and thermostat Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your housecenter_img Share your voice • 1 CNET Smart Home Comment Tags Nest Dish Network Google Linksys WeMolast_img read more

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Igiugig staves off opening new landfill by recycling

first_imgIgiuig’s recycling center. Stacy Hill / KMXTRural Alaskan villages are not typically known for their recycling prowess. For communities off the road system, it can be a hassle not only to ship products in, but also to deal with junk when it has served its purpose. For the village of Igiugig however, recycling is a priority.Listen nowStacy Hill is Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) coordinator and environmental director for the village.“Currently we recycle aluminum cans and plastics,” Hill said. “We crush our glass, and we put it in our roads as a foundation. Any household waste as far as moist stuff, food, we compost it for the greenhouse. We have chickens that eat scraps.”The funding that animates Igiugig’s recycling program comes from a variety of sources. The village has been flying out cans with funding from Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling since the non-profit started in the 1982. It helped the organization pilot a program for flying out plastics in 2010. Now Igiugig is ALPAR’s most recent recipient of the Outstanding Recycling Community award.Last year the Lake and Peninsula Borough provided the village $45,000 in matched funds to back haul 55,000 pounds of scrap metal. Hill estimates that the village still has 15,000 pounds of scrap metal remaining. When area lodges bring guests in this summer, the village hopes to send out more of that metal on empty backhaul flights.IGAP is another major source of funding for the village’s recycling program.“That funds our landfill. That funds our interns. We have about five or six high school kids that work for IGAP during the year. After school they help with the recycling and separating all this material,” Hill said.For this village of roughly 70 people, recycling is about more than being environmentally conscious. It is also integral to keeping city costs down.“It would really fill up our landfill if we were to bury all that material,” Hill said. “It’s about $3 million to $5 million to produce another landfill of our size, and nobody has $3 million to $5 million to replace what we’ve got now. So we might as well cherish what we have.”Next on the agenda, Igiugig is turning its attention to the oil-based paints that they have stored in their hangar. This year they are applying for a hazardous waste grant that will allow them to dispose of the paint safely.last_img read more

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Meghan Markles shocking decision against her family Duchess finally cutting ties with

first_imgMeghan MarkleSuits Official FacebookPreparations are in full swing for baby Archie’s christening, but the question on everyone’s mind is who is on the guest list? This question wouldn’t merit much curiosity for any other Royal.But since Meghan Markle has had to deal with family drama in public, people want to know if the Markle family is on the guest list. Chances of that happening seem to be quite slim. Reportedly Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will likely make their next public appearance together at the christening of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.The christening is reportedly due to take place in July this year, on an unspecified date. Most members of the Royal Family are expected to attend. But when it comes to Meghan’s family, things might get a little bit tricky. Meghan Markle has had quite a few public spats with her family. The Markle family has not been camera shy either, talking to the press every chance they got. Meghan’s sister Samantha, was quite active on social media.  Meghan Markle is seen ahead of her visit with Prince Harry to the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomCharles McQuillan/Getty ImagesShe even used Meghan’s name to promote her books. Her relationship with Thomas Markle, in particular, seems to have suffered since she joined the Royal Family as father and daughter have gotten more estranged. It is no secret that there is no love lost between Meghan Markle and Samantha Markle, in fact apart from her mother, we don’t think anyone from the Markle family will be on the guest list.Baby Archie will reportedly be baptised in Windsor this year at St George’s Chapel. On Prince Harry’s side of the family however, most members of the Royal Family are expected to attend, including Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and his father, Prince Charles. The Queen is not expected to attend, as she has prior commitments on the date.last_img read more

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