The Seany Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over 60K

first_imgOn Monday, May 20, approximately 100 guests gathered at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, for the 3rd Annual Swinging for Seany Golf Tournament.The event — hosted by The Seany Foundation — raised over $60,000 for research and programs for children, teens, and young adults affected by cancer.The Foundation also announced the exciting news that, in 2014, the American Cancer Society will pass the torch to The Seany Foundation as the funding organization for Camp Reach for the Sky, a free summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings.Golfers competed in fun contests for exciting prizes such as a stay at Wynn Las Vegas, and enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour, silent auction, awards dinner, and opportunity drawing. Special guests that day included sports celebrities Kris Dielman, Chris McAlister, Tre McLeod, Jim Trotter, Jermaine Dye, and Scott Shields.The Seany Foundation hosts events to raise awareness about the devastating effects on kids with cancer and their families. It also seeks to raise funds for vital programs and research.last_img read more

Appeal of NEB pipeline jurisdiction decision highly probable BC activist

Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP)The Canadian Press CALGARY — B.C. environmental activist Mike Sawyer says it’s “highly probable” he will appeal a National Energy Board ruling that a pipeline designed to deliver natural gas to the $40-billion LNG Canada project falls under provincial, not federal, jurisdiction.The NEB ruled Friday against Sawyer’s application which contended the $6.2-billion Coastal GasLink project proposed by TC Energy Corp. falls under federal jurisdiction because it will connect with the Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. pipeline system of northeastern B.C. and northwestern Alberta and therefore crosses a provincial boundary.The NEB found that the pipeline is not under its jurisdiction because it does not form a part of the Nova system and is not “vital or integral” to it or any other federally regulated pipeline.It said Coastal GasLink, a 670-kilometre conduit currently under construction, is properly authorized and regulated by the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission. The line is to bring gas from the Groundbirch area of British Columbia to LNG Canada’s export terminal near Kitimat, B.C.Sawyer says he is in discussions with his lawyer about whether to appeal the decision to the Federal Court of Appeal, as he did after the NEB made a similar decision on the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline that was to supply the Pacific NorthWest LNG project.In that case, the appeal court sent the ruling back to the NEB for reconsideration in 2017, but the question was left unanswered when the LNG project and its pipeline were abandoned.In a brief statement on its website, Coastal GasLink said it is “pleased” with the NEB ruling. read more

Humanitarian supplies airlifted into eastern Chad UN refugee agency

Aircraft carrying medical kits, fuel bladders, communications equipment and other relief items have been shuttling between the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, and Abeche since Saturday, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis said.Briefing reporters in Geneva, Ms. Pagonis said the French planes transported some 40 tons of supplies – originally sent from Denmark – over the weekend. Aid agencies began airlifting supplies after heavy rains in eastern Chad and western Sudan made many roads impassable.Ms. Pagonis said some of the medical kits are designed specifically to treat cholera, and have been sent to at least three refugee camps in case there is a sudden outbreak of the disease.At least 144,000 people from Darfur have been transferred into UNHCR’s nine camps in eastern Chad. These camps are away from the border and the threat of raids by the notorious Janjaweed militias. Another 14,800 people are living at Am Nabak, a separate site away from the border.Ms. Pagonis said work will start tomorrow on setting up a new camp at Treguine. This camp, which will be run by the International Federation of the Red Cross, is expected to house up to 17,000 people, including many from the congested UNHCR camp at Breidjing.Meanwhile, Japan announced yesterday that it will donate $3.7 million so that the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) can conduct campaigns in Sudan against polio, measles and malaria.UN officials estimate 1.2 million people are internally displaced within Darfur, a region the size of France, because of deadly attacks against civilians by the Janjaweed and also fighting between Government forces and two rebel groups. The situation in Darfur has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. read more

Côte dIvoire More than 40 villagers killed in machete attacks says UN

Residents of a village in western Côte d’Ivoire fled the area after unidentified attackers, armed with machetes, killed or wounded more than 100 people overnight, dealing a blow to the reconciliation attempts of the past month, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today.The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) strongly condemned the attack, saying the assailants killed 41 people and wounded 61 on the outskirts of one of the West African country’s major cocoa marketing towns, Duékoué. People from the village and nearby localities fled to the town, it said.The UN mission said it reinforced its troops in the area with mobile patrols and stationary units in the area, which is under Ivorian Security and Defence Forces (FDS) control.UNOCI sent a team of human rights experts to the area and called on the Government to arrest the perpetrators and try them in conformity with the law. read more

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World champion Kyle Snyder returns to Ohio State wrestling for lateseason stretch

OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder declares a victory during a match against Nebraska at St. John Arena on Jan. 17. OSU won 21-17. Credit: Muyao Shen | Asst. Photo EditorSome four months ago, Kyle Snyder was hoisting the American flag triumphantly in Las Vegas following his world-championship victory.That same image now hangs from the rafters of St. John Arena on a banner, commemorating the struggles and sacrifices the Ohio State sophomore wrestler made on his way to glory at the record-breaking age of 19. Snyder poured his heart into his training, and it showed on the mat, beating world-renowned opponents like Olympic gold-medal winner Jake Varner on his way to earning the championship.Along the way, Snyder picked up victories in the Pan American Games and the U.S. Team Trials, as well as at the U.S. Open before taking home the gold in the World Championships. With all those accolades piling up for Snyder, balancing those national duties with his academics and OSU team became a great challenge. As a result, it was announced midway through 2015 that Snyder would be redshirting his sophomore year at OSU and instead work toward Olympic glory.At the time, his peers and mentors felt it was the right choice.“I thought the best thing for him early on was to definitely take an Olympic waiver,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said.Buckeye fans were in for a surprise, though, as in early January the team announced that Snyder would remove the redshirt and return to OSU to compete in the latter half of the season.It was a move that Snyder, OSU coaches and Team USA coaches all agreed upon. “I think I decided a week before Christmas,” Snyder said. “I talked to the USA coaching staff and everybody and made sure it was the smart decision.”Ryan flipped his initial standpoint after more details arose. “As things started to fall into place, it seemed like the best thing for him was coming back,” Ryan said.Snyder’s return was set to happen in early February.“We were initially thinking Penn State,” Ryan said.But in the Buckeyes’ match with Nebraska on Jan. 17, the 97-kilogram world champion made his return to the mat after his honorary banner was unveiled. It was a moment that Snyder wasn’t expecting.“I didn’t know I was getting the banner, or any type of banner, until midway through the week,” Snyder said. “They just said, ‘Hey, you’re getting a banner.’”The crowd at St. John Arena roared at the announcement of Snyder’s return, but he gave them even more to cheer about when he took the mat in the day’s final match. With the score even at 17, Snyder defeated Nebraska’s Colin Jensen to secure a 21-17 victory for the Buckeyes. The moment that was shared between athlete and coaches meant a lot to the returning sophomore.“It was fun being able to go out with the coaching staff that’s helped me achieve that goal,” Snyder said. “It was a special moment, but I wish my family could have been here to see it.”Ryan said he felt with Snyder available, there was no way to keep him out of the lineup.“We thought he was going to be in Russia this weekend,” Ryan said after the match against Nebraska. “And when he wasn’t, it seemed natural to have him return.”In his freshman year, Snyder competed in the 197-pound class, where he achieved a 30-4 record and was a runner-up at the NCAA Championships.Now, after spending time training and competing for an Olympic run, Snyder has returned to compete as a heavyweight.“The motivation for this year, and for every year after this that I’m competing, is to be the best in the world,” Snyder said. “I think coming back this year is going to help the team, but it’s also going to help me.”There has been an adjustment by the sophomore to switch weight classes, but he does feel the added practice will benefit his career in the future.“I’m going to get a few more matches in against some tough, strong competitors,” Snyder said. “I think wrestling them and figuring them out is going to help me in the long run.”Ryan agreed, citing how the experience Snyder gains from these matches will do nothing but benefit him in his path to the Olympics and beyond.“The more heavyweight matches he gets, the better,” Ryan said.With the return of someone with the credentials of Snyder, the OSU wrestling room has become a true force to be reckoned with in the NCAA. As of rankings released Jan. 19, the Scarlet and Gray are ranked No. 9 in the country.Snyder did not compete against Michigan State, even though the Buckeyes won handily, 33-9, but he is expected to participate in future meets this season.Currently, Snyder is 1-0 for the season and 31-4 overall as a collegiate wrestler. Despite the obvious success on the mat, Ryan said he feels that there are more qualities brought by the sophomore than just an ability to dictate matches.“He is an incredible example of how to do things right,” Ryan said. “He sets the standard where every coach wants his team to go.”OSU’s next match is set for Friday against Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with Snyder’s presence in the lineup yet to be announced. read more

Stainless steel and batteries to drive nickel demand

first_imgRoskill’s latest nickel report provides an in-depth look at the industry, offering detailed coverage of historical trends as well as ten-year forecasts. The Nickel Market Outlook to 2027 provides an analysis of supply, demand, trade and prices, and offers detailed historical and forecast data that will be ideally suited to the needs of industry participants, traders and investors.As of 2017, stainless steel production consumed 1,471,000 t of primary nickel, equivalent to 69% of total primary nickel demand. This ratio has increased in recent years thanks to rising Chinese stainless steel production, which uses a high proportion of primary nickel units. As a result, Chinese stainless steel mills consume over two-thirds of global primary nickel consumption by the stainless steel sector. Other major stainless steel producing regions are smaller than China and obtain a greater share of their nickel requirements from stainless steel scrap than from primary sources.The primary nickel that is not consumed in the production of stainless steel is used across a variety of sectors, such as alloy steels, non-ferrous alloys and plating. However, among the non-stainless steel industries, it is the battery sector that offers the strongest growth potential.In 2017, the battery sector was one of the smallest consumers of primary nickel. However, this sector offers strong growth potential, thanks to the prospect of increasing battery usage in automotive applications. The drive to reduce exhaust emissions is encouraging the adoption of hybrid engines, which combine a small fossil-fuelled engine with a battery-powered electric motor, while also encouraging the uptake of fully-electric vehicles. By 2027, Roskill expects the battery sector to be a significant consumer of primary nickel. Meeting the needs of the battery industry will require more nickel sulphate to be produced and mining companies have taken notice: several have recently announced investments in battery-grade nickel production.Picture: Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd (CNM) is an operating subsidiary of Consolidated Mining and Investments Ltd (CMI). CNM is the nickel focused development vehicle that is restarting the Munali Nickel mine in Southern Zambia.last_img read more

The Saudi king has ousted his nephew as crown prince and installed

first_img Share5 Tweet Email1 By AFP Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 7:29 AM Image: DPA/PA Images Mohammed bin Salman Image: DPA/PA Images The Saudi king has ousted his nephew as crown prince, and installed his son His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired. 22,449 Views center_img Mohammed bin Salman 23 Comments Jun 21st 2017, 7:29 AM SAUDI KING SALMAN has ousted his nephew as crown prince and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman – the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders.His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired, with his rise symbolising the hopes of Saudi’s youthful population, more than half of which is under 25.According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence.His appointment caps a tumultuous two years since Salman, 81, ascended the throne and named the thick-bearded Mohammed bin Salman deputy crown prince, or second in line to the throne.Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran law enforcer well-regarded in the West for his efforts to combat Al-Qaeda, was also fired from his post as interior minister, the decree said.The hard-charging Mohammed bin Salman’s public profile rapidly eclipsed that of the crown prince.All change Salman had already set a precedent for removal of a crown prince when, in April 2015, he appointed Mohammed bin Nayef and fired Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz bin Saud, who had assumed the post under the late King Abdullah.The move left Mohammed bin Nayef as the first of the second generation, or grandsons of the kingdom’s founder, Abdul Aziz bin Saud, in line to lead the Islamic kingdom.With Mohammed bin Salman now poised for the throne, an even younger generation is set for power.As deputy crown prince, he took on an unusual amount of responsibility, most prominently as the main proponent of a wide-ranging plan, Vision 2030, to bring social and economic change to the oil-dependent economy of a country where women’s rights are among the most restricted in the world.He also chaired the Council of Economic and Development Affairs which coordinates economic policy, and oversaw a body overseeing state oil giant Saudi Aramco.It was not immediately clear if Mohammed bin Salman would continue in those roles.As defence minister he holds overall responsibility for the kingdom’s military intervention in Yemen. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition supporting the internationally-recognised Yemeni government against Iran-backed rebels.A foreign diplomat told AFP yesterday that Mohammed bin Nayef was politically “getting weaker, more marginalised”, after continuous chipping away at his powers and influence.- © AFP 2017Read: Constable charged with having indecent images of children is dismissed from Met PoliceRead: Prime Minister demands ‘immediate answers’ as forest fires continue to rage in Portugal Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Eurogroup OKs next loan tranche pushes for reform

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eurozone officials meeting in Brussels gave the green light for the release of 1 billion euros in rescue loans for Greece but also urged authorities to push forward with pending reforms agreed with the country’s so-called troika of international creditors ahead of the scheduled return of inspectors to Athens this week.Addressing a press conference after a meeting of eurozone finance ministers, Eurogroup Chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem said he “welcomed” the fact that Greece had honored a first set of six milestones, noting that this allows for a sum of 1 billion euros in loans to be unlocked. The six prior actions enforced by Greece include a revision of pharmacists’ profit margins and a new code of ethics for ministers and MPs. Referring to Gikas Hardouvelis, Dijsselbloem said he had received assurances that Athens would complete a second set of six milestones by early August. “We called on Greece to make swift progress with this other MoU commitment,” Dijsselbloem said. Earlier in the day European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi expressed concern about the rate of progress in Greece, according to government sources who said he pointed to press reports describing a “relaxation of structural reforms.”Dijsselbloem said troika officials told him they were planning a “technical mission” to Athens this week to “take stock of the situation,” noting that the next review of Greece’s reform progress would begin when the next six milestones have been implemented.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Baisse de la mortalité par cancer en France

first_imgBaisse de la mortalité par cancer en FranceLa mortalité par cancer a nettement diminué en France au cours des vingt dernières années, selon un rapport de l’Institut national du cancer (Inca). Chez les hommes (-22%), ce recul de la mortalité par cancer est beaucoup plus marqué que chez les femmes (-14%). L’Inca note également que ces décès surviennent plus tardivement qu’autrefois : “70% des décès par cancer surviennent après 65 ans, dont 50% après 75 ans et 20% après 85 ans”. Les cancers responsables du plus grand nombre de décès sont les cancers du poumon chez l’homme et les cancers du sein chez la femme.Le rapport, établi en partenariat avec l’Institut de veille sanitaire, l’Inserm et le réseau français des registres de cancer, montre que l’on meurt moins d’un cancer qu’il y a vingt ans en France. Mais celui-ci reste néanmoins la première cause de mortalité chez l’homme et la deuxième chez la femme. Cette réduction de la mortalité par cancer est due au recul chez les homme de la consommation de tabac, à une amélioration dans le dépistage (sein, colon, utérus) et dans la prise en charge thérapeutique. Le 8 novembre 2010 à 13:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La capsule Dragon de Space X décollera le 7 mai

first_imgLa capsule Dragon de Space X décollera le 7 maiLa société américaine Space X a confirmé que le vol de sa capsule Dragon aurait finalement lieu le 7 mai. La NASA avait donné son feu vert pour un lancement le 30 avril mais celui-ci a dû être reporté pour permettre aux équipes de finir les tests et d’en analyser les données.La capsule Dragon va t-elle enfin parvenir à décoller ? Il le semblerait bien si l’on en croit les dires de la société Space X. L’engin pourrait même n’avoir qu’une semaine de retard par rapport au calendrier dévoilé il y a peu. En effet, la Dragon devait initialement décoller le 30 avril depuis la base de Cap Canaveral mais le PDG et fondateur de la société, Elon Musk, a indiqué dans un message sur Twitter que le vol était repoussé d’environ une semaine en expliquant que ce report était nécessaire “pour procéder à plus de tests sur les codes informatiques d’amarrage de Dragon (à l’ISS)”.Peu après cette annonce, la porte-parole de Space X, Kirstin Brost Grantham, avait ainsi précisé la situation à l’AFP et indiqué qu'”après avoir évalué nos récents progrès, il est apparu clairement que nous avions besoin de plus de temps pour finir les tests de l’électronique et bien examiner toutes les données”. Néanmoins, il semblerait que tout soit bientôt prêt puisque que la société a annoncé il y a peu que le lancement aurait finalement lieu le 7 mai, soit lundi prochain. “La NASA et la base aérienne de Cap Canaveral (Floride, sud-est) ont approuvé la demande de Space X de fixer au 7 mai la nouvelle date pour une tentative de lancement de la capsule Dragon”, précise dans un communiqué la porte-parole de la société américaine.”Nous sommes reconnaissants à Space X de prendre le temps nécessaire pour assurer le succès de ce vol historique. Nous continuerons de travailler avec Space X pour préparer le lancement du 7 mai vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS)”, a déclaré de son côté le responsable de la NASA pour les programmes d’exploration spatiale habitée, William Gerstenmaier. En effet, avec sa masse de six tonnes, ses 5,2 mètres de hauteur et ses 3,6 mètres de diamètre, la capsule Dragon doit devenir le premier engin privé à s’amarrer à l’ISS. Un engin privé pour acheminer provisions et astronautes ? À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreCette manoeuvre se fera grâce aux astronautes à bord de l’avant-poste orbital qui utiliseront le bras robotique de la Station pour saisir Dragon. Cette dernière fera d’ailleurs les mêmes manoeuvres d’approche de l’ISS que les vaisseaux cargo automatiques européen ATV et japonais HTV, en effectuant avant l’amarrage un survol de l’ISS à une distance de 2,5 kilomètres avant de s’en approcher. Elle livrera alors une petite charge utile d’une demie tonne, constituée surtout de provisions pour l’équipage. Elle restera ensuite amarrée pendant trois semaines avant de faire son grand retour sur Terre. Rapportant également une petite charge utile, elle amerrira selon les calculs dans le Pacifique au large des côtes californiennes. Depuis l’arrêt de son programme de navettes spatiales, la NASA est totalement dépendante des vaisseaux Soyouz russes pour acheminer ses astronautes et ce, jusqu’à au moins 2015. Néanmoins, l’agence estime aujourd’hui qu’il est grand temps de confier ce genre de missions au secteur privé. Le vol de la capsule Dragon pourrait ainsi constituer une étape majeure dans la conduite de ce projet.Le 1 mai 2012 à 11:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

6 Shows to Check Out on Hulu While You Can

first_img Lizzy Caplan Is Chilling Annie Wilkes in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 TrailerWhat to Stream on Hulu This Weekend They say we are living in the golden age of television…and it’s certainly easy to see why. The content available to us is endless, and now it can appear in mere seconds if we will it. Just look at all the streaming services out there. But having so many choices so easily accessible is overwhelming, we miss things, and good shows fall through the cracks. Luckily Hulu is here as a digital safety net. We here at Geek want to make sure you haven’t missed some of our favorites while skimming over the vastness of small screen options.MisfitsSubmitted by: K. Thor JensenHulu lagged behind Netflix in snapping up interesting shows from overseas (unless you’re really into Korean soap operas), but one early hit they had was Misfits, the E4 series that took Heroes and gave it a uniquely British spin.The basic premise is simple: a mysterious storm sweeps through London and in its wake people discover they have bizarre and unique abilities. But you don’t get the usual superhero stuff here – our main cast (all juvenile delinquents on an ASBO, or what we’d call “community service” in the states) wind up with powers like being able to change their gender or making anybody who touches them uncontrollably horny. It’s a dark, violent and truly funny take on the extranormal and even though the show loses some momentum in the last few seasons, it’s still worth a watch. Joe Gilgun, who plays Cassidy on Preacher, got his start on this show and is great on it.The PathSubmitted by: Jordan MinorMy student film was about college kids worshipping a demon oven mitt, so of course, I’m drawn to the show about cults. But my hyper-specific reasons aside, The Path is a Hulu original show absolutely worth checking out. In his first major, post-Breaking Bad TV role, Aaron Paul plays a father suffering a crisis of faith over his family’s devotion to the mysterious Meyerism movement. When your religion was founded and named after a dude still very much alive, maybe you should have been a little more suspicious from the beginning. Steven UniverseSubmitted by: Dan StarkeyStripping everything else away, Steven Universe is a show about empathy and how we connect and relate to other people. More often than not, problems are solved through talking things out and sharing a perspective. It may sound boring, but SU layers that with strong visual metaphor, stellar art direction and a soothing pseudo-vaporwave aesthetic. It uses all of these to teach. It focuses on actual self-care (not just doing things you like and declaring it’s for you, so it’s okay). It discusses how important it is to feel the weight of our emotions so that we can process them, in time, and move on. It even has some of the most pragmatic observations on how to broach tough topics with a significant other, and how even trying to avoid conflict can inadvertently cause it. It’s got a bit of a rough start, but Steven Universe has rapidly become one of the most mature and developed TV shows. Yeah, it’s a cartoon and yeah its fandom can be a little… rabid… at times, but that shouldn’t steer you away from this master class in real-world lessons that you can actually use.HarlotsSubmitted by: Sheilah VillariIf you dig period dramas with romance, intrigue, backstabbing, and murder this is the show for you. Beyond the beautiful costumes and presentation, the tension between the warring brothels in 1763 London is palpable. Margaret Wells and Lydia Quigley are two ruthless and powerful women who above all hate each other. It’s basically an opulent Hatfields and McCoys: one representing the working man’s house, the other high society. But both are just as brutal in the race to be more successful than the other. Jessica Rose Brown Findlay is a stand out as Charlotte Wells, daughter of Margaret and the Georgian version of the “It Girl.” It’s easy to understand why everyone wants her and wants to be her keeper. The acting is superb, the dialogue is sharp, and the plot thickens with each episode.  I didn’t even realize the season finale was such until the following day when I read the show would return in 2018! I can not wait for season two. If you’re looking for a summer romp steeped in strong women and even stronger corsets I highly recommend Harlots. Regular ShowSubmitted by: Keenan McClellandMeet Mordecai and Rigby. These two video game loving slackers work at the local park with their fellow employees Pops, Muscle-Man, High Five Ghost, Benson and finally Skips, who is voiced by none other than Mark Hamill! Regular Show was the animated brainchild of J.G Quintel that aired on Time Warner’s Cartoon Network channel right after Adventure Time. I dabbled in AT and thought it was cute, but it just wasn’t my thing. I never really gave RS a chance, but most of my friends adored the series. It wasn’t until a recent break up that I had a lot of extra time on my hands to check it out. I basically power watched every episode of the series because it was so much damn fun! The episodes are fifteen minutes each, so you can really watch them at your leisure. Regular Show, while being a basic looking cartoon about a blue jay and raccoon who are best friends, the characters sub plots can get pretty deep and hit close to home. Mordecai and Rigby are also very relatable to some as they are dropouts just trying to find their way in life. They work a boring nine to five and deal with relationship problems; while also hanging out with Death (voiced by Robert Englund) and going to intergalactic parties. I was amazed to see an animated series cater to my early thirty something age on CN of all places. RS was easily one of my most fond binges, especially since it helped distract me when I needed it most. I have Hulu to thank for that with all eight seasons queued up and ready for consumption. J.G. Quintel’s next animated series Close Enough is hitting TBS soon and is intended for the older crowd that finished watching Regular Show. Now is the perfect time to get caught up and in the know when it comes to Quintel’s humor. “OooOooOOOoOooOOooooo!!!”Quantum LeapSubmitted by: Nick MangioneSometimes you just want some cheesy early-90s-but-it-might-as-well-be-the-80s sci-fi. Quantum Leap followed Dr. Sam Beckett (played by future starship captain Scott Bakula) who’s working to prove that humans can time travel within their own lifetime. Faced with losing funding, Beckett prematurely steps into his experiment and disappears. He awakens in the past with partial amnesia and someone else’s body. Each episode finds Beckett leaping into a new body and trying to fix whatever problem is befalling the people around him. All the while, he’s hoping that his next leap will take him home.Each episode begins with narration summing up the shows basic premise, so it almost doesn’t matter where you jump in. That made it really easy to start watching any rerun whenever the show happened to be on. Now that the whole thing is available on Hulu, you can watch it all the way through. I’m a sucker for time travel stories, and Quantum Leap was consistently a thoughtful and imaginative one. Sam Beckett had that generic good guy sense of morality that most TV heroes of the era did, but the problems he faced were often more complicated than that. He tried to do the right thing, but a lot of the time, he couldn’t even tell what that was. Especially since he was usually altering history on some scale. (Although now, the episode where he suggests that young Donald Trump invests in real estate isn’t so funny. Sam. Buddy. What did you do?) The ending of the show divides audiences a lot, but I think it’s a fine send-off to the show. You get the sense that the writers knew it was their last season and decided to get weird with it. I especially love the fact that the final moments are at once uplifting and a major downer. Quantum Leap was cheesy, fun and at times wonderfully earnest. It’s worth watching for any sci-fi fan.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Camas man still in serious condition

first_imgA Camas man remains in serious condition in a Boise, Idaho, hospital following a single-vehicle wreck Monday that killed his wife. Daniel Maxwell, 62, was partially ejected from the 1999 Jeep Cherokee that lurched out of control on Interstate 84, four miles west of Ontario, Ore. His wife, Cathy Maxwell, was thrown from the SUV and pronounced dead on scene, according to the Oregon State Police. Paramedics with a Life Flight helicopter flew Daniel Maxwell to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. His injuries weren’t believed life-threatening, but he was listed in serious condition Monday evening.Hospital officials this morning declined to disclose what kind of injuries Daniel Maxwell suffered, saying only that his condition remains unchanged.The bulletin said Cathy Maxwell was driving east when the SUV drifted left and off the edge of the freeway.She steered back to the right but lost control. The SUV then hit a guardrail and rolled over it, with parts of the SUV being torn off. The SUV rolled into the median divider and stopped there on its three remaining wheels, the bulletin said.last_img read more

Ebola 400 days on Assuming the epidemic is stemmed will only result

first_imgClose As Sierra Leone marks a grim birthday, the 400th day since its first confirmed Ebola case recorded on 23 March 2014, IBTimes UK spoke to Rossella Miccio, humanitarian office coordinator for NGO Emergency, who warns against the assumption the epidemic has been stemmed.With around three new Ebola cases every day, Sierra Leone has for now stabilised the outbreak – which was infecting more than 100 people daily at the height of the epidemic in December 2014 – but Miccio says aid agency workers and local residents are letting their guards down.Precautionary measures for preventing exposure to the virus included temperature checks and washing hands with chlorine water, but Miccio says as soon as the outbreak decreased after January, you could see [water] chlorine buckets disappearing and people were not taking temperatures anymore.This, she says, could ease the way for the next disaster next door.This is definitely something that is dangerous, she said, pointing to the fact that Sierra Leone faced a spike in the number of cases in February.Miccio also explained the international community and local government need to rebuild the healthcare system fast, to ensure the disease does not become endemic.While Sierra Leones real GDP growth was estimated at 16.3% for 2013 on the back of mining of iron ore production and export and continued foreign investment, Miccio says this development never turned into real development for the people, and gains were not translated into better public infrastructure.As a result, the outbreak in Sierra Leone has killed at least 3,889 people, weakening the already basic and essential health services, undermining trust and creating restrictions on regular health campaigns.As of 22 April, 12,313 people had been infected in Sierra Leone.last_img read more

A beautiful mind

first_imgAbinta kabir, the writer and Tarishi Jain. Photo: collectedFaraaz was always an older brother to me. I looked up to him in many different ways and for many different things. I remember when I was a freshman and new to High School. I tried out for volleyball. Faraaz had remembered my name and the little interactions we had in the past. Before the first practice had started he quickly came up to me and told me “hope your first day as a high schooler went well. I’m expecting big things from you this season.” That season went on and I soon became the setter for the B team and Faraaz had become the setter and captain of the SAISA team. From my interactions and what I saw in the 7th, 8th and 9th grade, I had learned very valuable lessons from Faraaz. I had learned lessons such as determination, leadership, and communication. But this wasn’t enough for me. I needed to get closer to my role model and know him better. So the year went on and both of us decided to try out for Badminton. He was new to the sport and I was also fairly new to the sport. From the very first practice he had asked me to practice with him and hit with him. We would play everyday that season and soon enough we became closer and closer. Something had clicked and we started behaving with each other like we had known each other forever and we were best friends. We started to message each other and call each other on a daily basis. Go out to dinner together and hang out with each other. After that season, Faraaz graduated from High School the following month. I was really sad and upset that he was going to leave and not be around in the hallways anymore. Over the next two years he was always checking up on me and Skpying me to see if I was doing well. He would visit during the summers and winters and would call me as soon as he came. He would always be so excited to see me and hangout with me and he truly knew how to make me and everyone else around him feel special.Faraaz taught me so many lessons in life and it was an honour knowing him. He has made me into a better person and he is influencing thousands of people to this day. He has made an impact on all of us through his actions and we should truly celebrate the wonderful life that he has had.Abinta kabir, the writer and Tarishi Jain. Photo: collectedWhen I was in the 4th and 5th grade I would go into my dad’s classroom to work on my homework. I first met Abinta when she was being tutored by my dad in math. I would sit on the same table as her. I would be very nervous as she was a middle schooler and I was just in elementary. She was a tall girl with glasses and looked very serious. My dad would sometimes ask her to help me with my homework and she would happily show me all the steps to solve my math problem. She was very patient and kind when she taught me. My next interaction with her came in high school. I was a freshman getting ready to go on class trips. It was the first time we could choose where we went and I was very excited to choose my destination and go with all my friends. I ended up getting chosen to go to Nepal and so did Abinta and Tarishi. As a freshman I was too nervous to speak to her and eventually through mutual friends on that trip I started to get to know her better. She was one of the most caring and kindest people you would have ever met. That entire trip we would have many conversations that were both serious and funny. Whenever we talked it felt like I had known her for many years and I could relate to her and tell her all my feelings in just a few days of getting to know her. She made you feel very safe and she always reassured you when you were having doubts about something. Abinta was that friend that you could always go to when you were having a bad day and she would always find a way to cheer you up. Abinta’s smile was priceless. She had the most beautiful smile and her smile alone made so many people day. She could enter a room and completely change the atmosphere of it by just smiling and talking to people. She was a person that left a lasting impression on people and she will always be remembered.I first met Tarishi during my class trips to Nepal in the ninth grade. I remember the first time we spoke, I felt like I had just won the world. I started talking to the prettiest girl in school. I couldn’t believe it. I will never forget that trip because that was the trip I got close to both Abinta and Tarishi. I remember sneaking out at night during that trip and talking to Tarishi at 2 am about so many different things. She had the power of relating to anyone and she was such a smart person that she could talk about so many different things. After that trip ended we kept in really good contact. We would message each other everyday and whenever we would see each other in the hallways she would run up and give me a big hug. She was always such a helpful person. She would always put her work aside to help me with my homework or give me suggestions about what to do. Tarishi was truly a special person and she always looked for the best in people. If you’ve known Tarishi, you can never forget her and she will always be in your heart. She was a very special person.last_img read more

Vitamin A plus campaign on 9 Feb

first_imgVitamin A plus campaign on 9 FebThe national Vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign will be observed across the country on 9 February (Saturday), aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six and 59 months, reports UNB.Health minister Zahid Malik announced the fresh date of the campaign at a press briefing at the secretariat.On 17 January, the government postponed the Vitamin A plus campaign supposed to be held on 19 January citing “unavoidable reasons”.Under the campaign, 2.52 million children aged between six and 11 months will be given blue colored vitamin ‘A’ capsule while 19.5 million children aged between 12 and 59 months will be given red colored high-power capsules on that day.Replying to a question the health minister said, “As a problem was detected in the Vitamin A capsules, we did not want to take any risk and we did not use those capsules. Now there is no problem.”A probe committee was formed over the incident which has submitted a report. Those who are responsible for it will be punished, he said.Responding to a question about the problems of the previous capsules, the minister said “As supply of capsules was delayed, a case was filed with a court. It took around one and a half years to settle the case. During the time, the capsules were damaged and we did not want to take any risk.””There is no problem in the capsules this time. The capsules have been tested not only in country’s lab but also in the laboratory having international standard,” said Zahid Malek.The campaign will be conducted across the country with the help of government and private organisations of the ministry, religious institutions, teachers and journalists. There will be government team at launch ghats, ferry ghats, toll plaza, Bangabandhu bridge, Daudkandi, Meghna bridges, Airports, stations and kheyaghat, said the minister.The children of the remote areas under 240 unions in 42 upazilas of 12 districts will be fed the capsule in the next four days of the campaign day through conducting a search programme.last_img read more

Chinese supercomputer will feature The Godson3B A mesh style processor

first_img Like any processor on the market the Godson-3B has some benefits and some detriments to it. This processor is not the fastest on the market. It has a peak frequency of 1.05 gigahertz, which makes it much slower than competitors that can operate at more than 5 GHz. The real benefit to this processor is its energy efficiency. The processor has the capability of executing 128 billion floating-point operations per second while using just 40 watts of power. This is about twice as efficient as some of its competitors.This chip comes with a modified structure that allows for the relaying of messages among multiple processor cores. Unlike the chips current in development by both Intel and IBM, which will both feature a ring style, the Godson chip feature a a modified version of the grid like interconnect system that is known as the mesh network. The processor was developed by a team of researches that was being led by Weiwu Hu at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing. This mesh formatting allows for the energy-use reduction. The chip also have the potential to be highly scalable for larger sized systems, though smaller ones may find the ring architecture to be more adaptable. Dawning 6000: China launches its first homemade supercomputer Explore further More information: Earlier research paper: … i/10.1109/MM.2009.30via IEEE ( — Chinese researchers expect to unveil the Dawning 6000 supercomputer in the third quarter of 2011. Unlike the previous versions of this supercomputer, the current version will be something very different when it comes to the hardware powering the processor. The previous versions have all American-made chips inside of them. Instead this version of the machine will feature the Godson-3B, a high-end processor that was created in China.center_img Citation: Chinese supercomputer will feature The Godson-3B: A mesh style processor (2011, May 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Research pair suggest global warming almost completely natural Update

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures: study Explore further © 2017 More information: John Abbot et al. The application of machine learning for evaluating anthropogenic versus natural climate change, GeoResJ (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.grj.2017.08.001 Australian biologist and climate science denialist Jennifer Marohasy and computer scientist John Abbot have published a paper in the journal GeoResJ outlining their study of climate change using neural network technology—their results show that the climate changes the world is now experiencing are almost completely natural. Marohasy offers an additional explanation and outline of their work on her blog. Also, alt-right news site Breitbart offers a take on the work. Most scientists around the world have reached a consensus on global warming—it is happening, and it is happening because humans have ejected so much CO2 into the atmosphere. But Marohasy and Abbot claim that this consensus is built on a faulty base, one decided upon almost a century ago, when work was done to learn about the heat absorption potential of carbon dioxide. They suggest further that so little work has been done since that time applying the principles globally that it is impossible to prove that carbon dioxide has the ability to impact world temperatures. For that reason, they began collecting data from prior studies that offered a means of temperature reading over the past 2000 years—tree rings, coral cores etc. They fed that data into a neural network that Abbot has been using to predict rainfall patterns in Australia for the past several years. The network functions by looking at patterns and learning about given situations—in this case, global temperature patterns over the course of 2000 years, and then offers predictions.The researchers report that the computer predicted temperatures rising in roughly the same way as they have based on real-world measures—in the absence of added carbon dioxide—which suggests that carbon dioxide is not the cause. They also note that there was a time known as the Medieval Warm Period that ran from approximately 986 to 1234, when temperatures were roughly equal to those today. This, the two researchers suggest, offers evidence that the planet would have heated to the degree it has regardless of whether humans pumped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere for a hundred years or not. They note that their results also showed global temperature averages declining after 1980, which coincides with the slowdown noted by other mainstream scientists, but not fully explained. They suggest the warming we are now experiencing is mostly naturally occurring and that it will likely abate just as it has done in the past.The research was funded by the B. Macfie Family Foundation. GeoResJ journal will be discontinued from January 2018 and is closed to new submissions. Citation: Research pair suggest global warming almost completely natural (Update) (2017, August 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more