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ScienceShot: Mysterious Meltback Explained?

first_imgThis glacier wasn’t supposed to shrink. In the late 1800s, retreating glaciers throughout the Alps marked the end of a centuries-long cold spell that climatologists have dubbed the Little Ice Age. Austria’s Hintereis Glacier (above), which retreated more than 1 kilometer between 1860 and 1930, is one of the most dramatic examples. But the meltback has bewildered researchers for decades. Weather data from that era, including trends in precipitation, suggest that glaciers in the area should have been expanding, or at least holding their ground. Indeed, at that time elsewhere in the world, glaciers were advancing, and carbon dioxide concentrations hadn’t risen enough to strongly affect global climate. Now, researchers have come up with a possible explanation for the curious shrinkage: It’s as simple as soot. By darkening the insulating layer of snow over the glacier and causing it to melt earlier each year, soot exposed glacial ice to the sun’s melting rays for a longer period every summer, they explain. Layers of ice in the upper reaches of glaciers provide a year-by-year chronicle of soot emitted by local industry and by the coal and wood burned to heat homes in the valleys nearby. In many places, these emissions more than doubled between the 1850s and the 1880s. The researchers combined that data with modern weather patterns to estimate the amount of soot deposited on glaciers in the 1800s.  According to their models, soot could have caused about 1 meter’s worth of additional ice melt each year despite cool temperatures and steady precipitation, they report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. By 1900, increased emissions of soot could have triggered the loss of more than 15 m of ice from a glacier’s surface; by 1930, the loss could have totaled 30 m or more—magnitudes and timing that can easily account for the Alpine glacial retreat, the scientists contend.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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Apple May Start Making iPhone 6S Plus in India to Slash Its Prices

first_imgApple may start iPhone 6S Plus production at a new factory in southern India to lower the model’s price, local media outlet The Economic Times reported today. It may start manufacturing in Bengaluru, formerly known as Bangalore, in two weeks.By setting up a local factory, Apple aims to slash Indian iPhone prices, as a response to government policies that tax foreign phones. India’s government raised tariffs on smartphones from 15 to 20 percent in February, forcing Apple to seek new measures to drop its prices and stay competitive.Read it at The Verge Related Itemslast_img read more

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Moto G7 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Stock Android, premium build but which one looks better

first_imgThe sub-Rs 20,000 segment in India has lately seen a host of premium smartphone launches in the past year. New brands such as HMD Global’s Nokia and Honor have brought a whiff of a premium smartphone experience with their latest launches. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been one of the most premium Android phones one could buy under Rs 20,000. At Rs 15,999, the Nokia handset offers a premium glass-metal build with a modern notched display and slim bezels. It also offers a stock Android One experience, which ensures timely updates.However, Motorola started the trend last year with the Moto G6. The Moto G6 offered a premium glass design and a stock Android experience. Motorola has now come up with Moto G7 series. The new “standard” Moto G7 builds on the pillars of its predecessor with a premium glass-metal body and slick stock Android experience. On paper, it seems to command a higher price than its rivals. While Motorola hasn’t announced a launch date for the Indian market yet, it’s known that the Moto G7 will come to India.That said, the Moto G7 seems to be a good option for stock Android enthusiasts. Does it pose a challenge to the Nokia 6.1 Plus?Moto G7 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Design and displayThe Moto G7 wears a familiar Motorola look and feel that we have seen on previous Moto devices. The G7 flaunts a curvy candybar form factor with a premium glass rear panel. Similar to Moto G6, the Moto G7 also features subtle gradient and patterns. The fingerprint sensor sits in the Moto dimple while the dual camera module adds to the premium look and feel. At the front, there’s a 6.2-inch full HD+ display with a modern dewdrop notch. The bezels are noticeable but the overall viewing experience shouldn’t bother.advertisement The Nokia 6.1 Plus, on the other hand, is presently a design benchmark for affordable smartphones in my opinion. The 6.1 Plus also sports a glass-metal combo body but has an overall compact footprint. The front and rear get Gorilla Glass 3 protection. In our review of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, we found the design to be quite elegant, especially in the white colour variant. The front houses a smaller 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with full HD+ resolution. The chin is fairly slim and notch isn’t that big, which makes for a good viewing experience.Overall, if you want to rock a premium looking smartphone without spending a fortune, both of these should suffice.Moto G7 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Specifications and performanceThe Moto G series has always relied on fairly modern Snapdragon chipsets. The Moto G7 gets a Snapdragon 632 chipset, which is a minor update to the older yet efficient Snapdragon 625. Motorola is offering 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as standard, with the latter expandable up to 128GB. Out-of-the-box, the phone will run on Android 9 Pie and will include Moto Experiences. In the past, Motorola’s software experience has been mostly clean and light with less bloatware. The Moto Experiences offers intuitive gestures and shortcuts to enhance the user experience. We expect the Moto G7 to do the same.The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One device, which means Google gets to do the software part while Nokia focuses on hardware. The 6.1 Plus gets a reasonably powerful Snapdragon 636, which gains an advantage over the Moto G7’s Snapdragon 632 with two dedicated performance cores. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as standard. The 6.1 Plus launched with Android 8.1 Oreo but was updated to Android Pie within two months after Google rolled out the update. Nokia is known for delivering timely security updates and the 6.1 Plus with its clean UI is mostly fluid in daily usage.Moto G7 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: CameraThe Moto G7 and Nokia 6.1 Plus have fairly identical rear camera setups. The Moto G7 gets a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup for the rear while the 6.1 Plus gets a 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup. The Moto G7’s camera has slightly higher apertures and also gets AI enhancements to improve photography. The Nokia 6.1 Plus doesn’t have AI features but has certain neat software tricks to keep photographers interested. A definitive verdict can only be given once we have the Moto G7 with us. As for the front cameras, the Nokia 6.1 Plus leads on paper with a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. The Moto G7 Plus gets an 8-megapixel camera for doing selfie duties.Moto G7 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: BatteryBoth the smartphones feature identical batteries. The Moto G7 gets a 3000mAh unit while the Nokia 6.1 Plus gets a barely bigger 3060mAh battery. With my experience of using several phones with a 3000mAh battery, both of these should last at least a day under moderate usage. However, the Nokia offers 18W Quick Charge 3 fast charging while the Moto G7 has to do with 15W TurboPower charging.advertisementMoto G7 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Which one is better?While it’s difficult to give a verdict without actually using the phone for a few days, the Nokia 6.1 Plus seems to be a clear winner on paper. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a more powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset, a higher-spec 16-megapixel selfie camera as well as the 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera setup and a bloat-free Android One experience.That said, the Moto G7 seemingly carries a more stylish design when compared t the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Motorola’s user experience is known to be great. The Moto G7 hasn’t been announced for the Indian market yet, but if Motorola prices the Moto G7 aggressively, it could pose some challenge to the already established Nokia 6.1 Plus.ALSO READ | Nokia 7.1 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: How do the two Nokia phones compare under Rs 20,000ALSO READ | Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A2: One packs a punch, the other is value for moneyALSO READ | Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Stock Android experience in two different flavourslast_img read more

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Rohit, Bumrah post heartfelt message for Lasith Malinga as he retires from ODI

first_imgIndia’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma wished Lasith Malinga good luck after the Sri Lankan pacer announced his retirement from ODI. Rohit who is Malinga’s Mumbai Indians team-mate came forward to hail the champion player on social media.Lasith Malinga returned with impressive figures of 3/38 in his final ODI to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh. Malinga finished his ODI career as the 9th highest wicket-taker as he took 338 wickets, one more than India’s Anil Kumble.”If I had to pick one match winner among many others for @mipaltan in the last decade, this man will be on the top for sure. As a captain he give me breather during tense situation and he never failed to deliver, such was his presence within the team. Best wishes LM for the future,” Rohit Sharma wrote on his Twitter account.If I had to pick one match winner among many others for @mipaltan in the last decade, this man will be on the top for sure. As a captain he give me breather during tense situation and he never failed to deliver, such was his presence within the team. Best wishes LM for the future pic.twitter.com/gJJJKy8gL3Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 26, 2019Lasith Malinga had defended eight runs in the last over to help Mumbai Indians outclass Chennai Superkings and clinch their 4th IPL title.Jasprit Bumrah also tweeted a special message for his Mumbai Indians’ teammate. “Classic Mali spell Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so,” Bumrah tweeted.advertisementClassic Mali spell Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so .Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) July 26, 2019Since his 2004 debut against the United Arab Emirates, Malinga has played 225 ODIs and his unusual slingy action and an ability to bowl yorkers have made him a formidable bowler in limited-overs cricket. The right-arm paceman, a sought-after player in Twenty20 leagues, has also played 30 tests though he quit the long format in 2011 after battling a nagging knee injury.Also Read | Right time for me to retire from ODIs: Lasith Malinga bids adieu to 50-over cricketAlso See:last_img read more

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Uljanik Splashes Algomas 1st Newbuilding

first_imgImage Courtesy: UljanikCroatian shipbuilder Uljanik launched Algoma Innovator, a 24,900 dwt bulk carrier built for Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation, at 3. Maj shipyard in Rijeka on December 29, 2016.With a gross tonnage of 16,000 tons, Algoma Innovator features a length of 198.1 meters and a width of 22 meters.The Handysize bulker is the first of five self-unloading ships for the transportation of bulk cargo being built for Algoma by Uljanik.Algoma Innovator and another 24,900 dwt bulker were ordered in March and September 2015, respectively. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in July and October 2017, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The remaining three ships, all having a deadweight of 39,000 tons, were ordered in September 2015. The contracts for the ships were signed after Algoma had canceled the order placed at China’s Nantong Mingde Heavy Industries. The three bulk carriers are slated for delivery in March, June and September 2018, VesselsValue’s data shows.All five vessels are intended for sailing on the Great Lakes, on the Canada-United States border, Uljanik said.last_img read more

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South African Couple Breaks Record Sailing from Morocco to New York

Toronto – Just before 2 p.m. on Friday, South African couple, Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys, crossed the finish line in Manhattan, New York, ending a six-month long journey that began last December.New Jersey airplane mechanic, Peter Morales, was just looking for a few hours of escape Wednesday afternoon, when he set out in his boat for a spot of fishing and some Coors Light. Then he spotted an unusual sight. It wasn’t the couple who took him by surprise, it was the kayak they were rowing, named “The Spirit of Madiba,” after Nelson Mandela.“It completely took me off my feet,” said Mr. Morales. In fact, the custom-built 23-foot long kayak had been specially designed for Riaan Manser and his fiancée, Vasti Geldenhuys, for their once-in-a-lifetime journey from the coast of Morocco to New York’s Manhattan. Anyone looking at it would call the design space-age. The couple manning the oars looked tired and thirsty so Morales offered them each a beer and some water and ice from his supply, which they accepted gratefully. They handed him a business card identifying themselves as citizens of South Africa and invited him to join them at the 79th Street Boat Basin on Friday to watch them cross the finish line.The South African couple’s record-breaking journey began December 30th on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Manser is no stranger to adventure, having cycled the entire perimeter of the Africa continent and circumnavigated Madagascar by kayak.He is usually a lone adventurer but decided to invite his fiancée, Geldenhuys, with him on this occasion. In total, the couple spent 133 days on the water. 74 of those days were passed with no land visible in ay direction. After 1.8 million oar strokes, the couple piloted their kayak safely into Manhattan where throngs of press greeted them. True to his word, Peter Morales was also there.“We’ve done a journey that no human beings have done,” Manser told The Times. “Our behinds are very, very sore,” he added. Equally exhausted, Geldenhuys announced “Yes, we’ve had enough of the ocean.” They weren’t too excited to celebrate, however, sharing well-earned embraces.Asked about the overall experience and how it measured up to their pre-launch impressions, Maser said, “We were naïve. We thought the Atlantic would be this calm little pond that you just row across. By the fifth day, we were saying to each other, what is going on? Goodness gracious. It should be a lot calmer. The sea was very, very, very angry.”Despite their self-described naivety, however, there was reason to be proud. “We went one step further than Christopher Columbus,” declared Manser. “That guy stopped in San Salvador and we went all the way to New York!” read more

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More than half of Vancouver Airbnb hosts use income to pay rent

VANCOUVER – The home-sharing service Airbnb is pushing back against growing concerns that it’s having a negative impact on rental vacancies in Vancouver.A new report released by the company Thursday says more than half of people who rent out their homes do so to afford their skyrocketing cost of living.“It shows the majority of people in Vancouver are doing this on occasion and doing this as supplemental income,” said Max Pomeranc, Airbnb’s regional head of public policy.Vancouver is studying the impact of Airbnb and similar websites on rental housing, as the vacancy rate sits at 0.6 per cent. Staff will report to council in September with suggestions on how to regulate the service.There are over 4,200 active Airbnb hosts in Vancouver with some 6,400 units listed in 2015. Seventy per cent of those were entire homes, while the rest were private or shared rooms.The report says the average host makes about $6,500 annually by occasionally renting out space and uses at least half of this income on their rent or mortgage, or household items like groceries.Airbnb says the statistics signal that people aren’t keeping properties vacant to profit on sharing but rather are listing their space when they’re away.The company prepared the report, based on 2015 survey and bookings data, in response to questions from the city.Vancouver bylaws prohibit rentals of less than 30 days outside of licensed bed and breakfasts or hotels.Airbnb is locked in legal battles with San Francisco and New York over their short-term rental laws, but Pomeranc said Chicago and Philadelphia have crafted regulations supported by the company.“The reason for this conversation is to make sure … we all get together and figure out the type of home sharing that is best for Vancouver.”The report says more than 80 per cent of all listings were shared for less than 180 days, with only three per cent of listings shared for more than 300 days.But a local researcher said 180 days is an extremely high cutoff.Iain Marjoribanks recently released a report that found Airbnb’s top earners in Vancouver are commercial hosts who list multiple units and don’t live in them. He used methodology developed by San Francisco, with cutoffs of 59 days for full homes and 89 days for rooms.He said Airbnb’s report shows 47 per cent of listings are booked more than 60 days, consistent with his finding that 53 per cent of hosts are commercial users.“I don’t know anybody who goes on a two-month vacation,” said Marjoribanks, a student at the University of British Columbia’s school of community and regional planning.A significant number of commercial hosts list units on several home-sharing platforms, including HomeAway and VRBO, he added.Coun. Geoff Meggs said in an interview this week, before the report was published, that he has little patience for the argument that Airbnb is a good way to supplement income.“If they’re tenants in a building, they’re undermining tenants like themselves by driving down vacancy rates and forcing up rents. If they’re members of a strata council, they’re doing things that are potentially harmful to members of the community they decided to buy into,” he said.“I’m more interested in protecting the rental stock for people with medium and low incomes than I am worrying about those who try to maximize their benefits at the expense of others.”The city has received 24 complaints about short-term rentals this year.It recently received a complaint about a rental building with multiple units listed on Airbnb. The city said it will issue an order to the owner to comply with the minimum 30-day rental requirement or face further enforcement action.— Follow @ellekane and @givetash on Twitter. by Laura Kane and Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 7, 2016 11:22 am MDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email More than half of Vancouver Airbnb hosts use income to pay rent, mortgage: study Iain Marjoribanks, a university student researcher who has determined that more than half of recent Vancouver Airbnb listings were being run by commercial hosts, stands for a photograph in front of a 29-unit apartment building that reportedly has 17 Airbnb listings, in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday July 6, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck read more

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Monument Valley Passes Lady Pirates

ETV News stock photo by Stephanie OlsenGreen River welcomed Monument Valley into town on Friday. The Lady Pirates could not keep up with Monument Valley and lost the game, 66-44.Up next, Green River (3-13, 1-6 Region 19) hosts a game verse Monticello (5-12, 2-4 Region 19) on Thursday. Then, the Lady Pirates will travel to Tabiona the following day to take on the Tigers (5-14, 1-3 Region 22) in a non-region matchup.

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VIDEO Students thank donors for support of Brock University

National Philanthropy Day is being marked in countries around the world on Sunday, Nov. 15. At Brock University, we want to take the opportunity to thank and celebrate everyone who has supported the University through their giving, charitable engagement and volunteerism.Because of their donations, Brock is able to offer a vibrant and creative learning experience that breaks the boundaries of academic convention. We offer students the unique opportunity to develop both sides of their brain — personally and academically — by encouraging a heart for community and a passion for innovation.From all of us to the community that supports Brock University, Thank You.If the video below shows an error message, click here to watch it on YouTube. read more

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Commentary NBC Sports Network big upgrade over Fox Soccer

Last week was the start of something new for American fans of the English Premier League; it was also the start of something great. For years now, Fox Soccer Channel has dictated how we watched a sport loved across the world, but after the debut of NBC Sports Group coverage of the EPL on Aug. 17, I believe we can now breathe a sigh of relief.Back in October 2012, NBC Sports Network bought the rights to show EPL matches when it outbid Fox and ESPN, although Fox will still carry the UEFA Champions League and ESPN, the Fifa World Cup, who had been airing the matches together for nearly two decades, with a bid of roughly $250 million. I never had anything against the way Fox broadcasted the matches at the time, but after experiencing NBCSN, I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that I don’t want it to go back to the way it was.When Fox Soccer aired the matches, you were required to have a Fox Soccer 2 Go subscription if you wanted to watch any matches that were not aired live on TV. This subscription could be purchased in two separate ways. A monthly subscription would have cost you $19.99 per month, or you could opt to pay for the subscription annually, paying $169.99, saving you roughly $70 a year. With this subscription, you gained access to watch thousands of matches from the EPL to the Champions League on your computer and mobile devices, but it cost you a pretty penny.This brings me to the best part of NBCSN coverage of the EPL. Not only will NBCSN air all 380 EPL matches, but they also offer both Premier League Extra Time and NBC Sports Live Extra at no extra cost to everyone who has NBC Sports. Premier League Extra Time is a collection of extra channels that air any match not shown on an NBCUniversal designated channel and NBC Sports Live Extra offers EPL viewers the capability to stream every match live using a desktop or a mobile device for no extra charge. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is supported by both Apple iOS and Android.This may sound too good to be true for EPL fans, but currently the only downside to NBCSN airing the matches is that not every cable provider is currently carrying NBCSN. However, NBCSN claims on its website that it is working hard on adding other providers to a list that already contains WOW!, AT&T U-Verse, DISH and DirecTV.NBCSN is receiving positive feedback from fans too, as last weekend’s EPL debut earned an average of 792,000 viewers and the best rating for an EPL opening weekend in the U.S. with a 0.8. These numbers show a 43 percent increase from last year when the matches were still shown on Fox Soccer. This significant increase is due partly to the sport gaining more fans across the U.S. but also because of the coverage offered by NBCSN. read more

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Des cartes micro SD plus rapides annoncées par Adata

first_imgDes cartes micro SD plus rapides annoncées par AdataLes cartes SD accueillent un nouveau petit : une micro SD UHS-1, ce qui signifie “Ultra High Speed-1”. Sa force réside donc dans un débit de lecture à 20 Mo/s, bien au-delà des autres microSD. Cela reste toutefois en deçà des cartes SD qui, bien plus grosses physiquement, permettent de monter jusqu’à 104 Mo/s.Les SD sont devenus le standard pour les mémoires portables grâce à leur résistance aux chocs et leur faible consommation électrique. Récemment, la norme SD 3.0 permet l’UHS-1 et ses vitesses plus élevées. Mais les fabricants ne l’avait jusque-là utilisée que pour des cartes SD normales (32*24mm). Pour des petits appareils comme des smartphones, des microSD (15*11mm) sont indispensables. À lire aussiFaceApp : l’application qui vous vieillit garde probablement vos données personnellesLa carte est promise par A-Data en 4, 8, 16, 32 et même 64 GB. La lecture et l’écriture aléatoires sont également mises en avant comme plus rapides, ce qui est important en situation réelle, lorsque les données sont sans cesse effacées et réécrites. Il faudra tout de même faire attention à ce que nos appareils soient compatibles avec cette nouvelle technologie, ce qui ne sera pas le cas des anciens ! Par ailleurs la norme UHS-1 permet en théorie jusqu’à 104 Mo/s, et certaines SD UHS-1 y arrivent presque. Il y aura donc une bonne marge de progression pour ces micro-SD. Avec à la clef, des applications comme de la vidéo HD dans les smartphones, sans délai de sauvegarde.Le 30 octobre 2011 à 19:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Stephen Hawking Commemorated With Black HoleInspired Coin

first_img You Could Own Stephen Hawking’s Thesis, WheelchairStephen Hawking’s Voice to Reach Black Hole in 3,500 Years Stay on target Stephen Hawking is being celebrated on a UK coin for the first time.As part of its new Innovation In Science series, the Royal Mint commemorated the famous physicist in a 50 pence ($0.65) silver.Hawking, who passed away last year at the age of 76, joins an elite group of scientists having appeared on coins—including Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.Diagnosed with motor neurone disease at age 21, doctors gave Hawking only a few years to live. But the cosmologist and author, famed for his work with black holes and relativity, beat the odds.A wheelchair and synthesized voice never dampened his spirit; his intellect and sense of humor made him an icon in academia and pop culture.“I wanted to fit a big black hole on the tiny coin and wish he was still here chortling at the thought,” coin designer Edwina Ellis said in a statement.Coming up to the one-year anniversary of his death, Professor Hawking’s children Lucy and Tim visited the Royal Mint, where they struck their own coins to honor their father’s “outstanding contribution to science,” the government agency tweeted this week.“It’s such a beautiful piece of coinage,” Lucy said in a video, describing the “2D surface that seems to have a 3D image on it.”It’s as though you could fall into the black hole,” she added.The illusion, according to Ellis, was inspired by a lecture Hawking gave in Chile a decade ago.“At his playful best, [he] invites the audience to contemplate peering into a black hole before diving in,” she explained. “You feel he cared about all of us understanding.”Hawking explained black holes in his best-selling book “A Brief History of Time.”“He would have been thrilled to know that there’s a coin commemorating him and his work,” Tim Hawking said. “I have a very clear sense of him with one of his huge, wide smiles.”Uncirculated copies of the coin are available for purchase for £10 ($13.15) on the Royal Mint’s website.More on Geek.com:You Could Own Stephen Hawking’s Thesis, WheelchairStephen Hawking’s Voice to Reach Black Hole in 3,500 YearsStephen Hawking’s Big Bang: Final Theory Published Posthumouslylast_img read more

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Bike coalition holds informational ride on the new protected bikewyas

first_img Updated: 8:42 PM August 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: August 1, 2019 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) – With some “confusion” over all the new markings, the San Diego County bike coalition held what it called an informational ride Thursday. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman has the story, from Little Italy to the East Village. Bike coalition holds “informational” ride on the new protected bikewyaslast_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Tewksbury Selectmen Chair Jay Kelly Endorses Mark Kratman

first_imgDear Editor,There are many worthy candidates running for State Representative for the 19th Middlesex District.  Each candidate brings something to the table – different backgrounds, levels of experience, and areas of expertise.  I always say, Democracy = multiple viewpoints.  That said, I do believe that one candidate, Mr. Mark Kratman, has both the State and local experience coupled with far-ranging community outreach that will benefit two great communities, Wilmington and Tewksbury, as the State Representative for the 19th Middlesex District.Why the support and confidence in Mark Kratman?  I have worked side by side with Mark Kratman for the past 15 months as an elected official in Tewksbury.  I can honestly say that Mark has never pulled any punches. Mark is approachable and works in a very cooperative fashion.  Mark does not play games – ask him a question…he will give you an answer.  Like any two people, we may not always agree, but Mark will provide his thought process as to why and how he has come to a conclusion or decision.“Experience” is paramount.  Mark has 30 plus years working with towns and city across Massachusetts through his position at Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Mark has been a Tewksbury Selectmen for the past three years and running.  It is this [working] experience at the State-level and local-level, which will enable Mark to hit the ground running on Beacon Hill.As a State Representative, community outreach is an important aspect of the job. From a community perspective, one can say that Mark is incredibly involved.  Mark is out & about in the community seven days a week – rarely missing an opportunity to connect regardless of the venue.Lastly, with the current disheveled landscape of the “D’s” vs. the “R’s”, I have seen Mark tackle issues with the thought process of…the “people first”, the “party second”.  The “people first”, the “party second” was the standard that our beloved Representative, Jim Miceli, shared with me on a number of occasions.For all the reasons mentioned above is why I am endorsing Mr. Mark Kratman for State Representative for the 19th Middlesex District.Jay KellyTewksburyLike 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… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman Receives Endorsement Of Tewksbury State Senator Barbara L’ItalienIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Committee To Elect David Robertson Issues Statement On Mark Kratman’s Voting HistoryIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Judy O’Connell Addresses Allegations Of Federal Tax Liens On Her HomeIn “Government”last_img read more

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Ketchikan responders train for terrorism

first_imgAbout 33 law enforcement officers and first responders from 10 different federal, state and local agencies in Ketchikan recently came together for a two-day anti-terrorism training event. They learned how to be more aware of potential terrorist plots and, just as important, built inter-agency relationships.Download AudioA cruise ship is docked at Ketchikan’s downtown Berth 2. Such ships brought about 1 million passengers to Southeast in 2015. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)KRBD’s Leila Kheiry talked with two of the local participants – City of Ketchikan Fire Chief Abner Hoage and Alaska State Troopers Capt. Michael Duxbury.I’m going to guess what you’re thinking: “Terrorism? In Ketchikan? Get real.”Because terrorists like to make a big splash, and won’t attack some little town on an island in Alaska, right? Well, Capt. Duxbury — who worked as a Trooper with the FBI on the joint terrorism task force and previously led the state’s Criminal Intelligence Unit — said it’s not as unlikely for Alaska as many might believe.“Alaska is within approximately 9.5 hours of the world’s major hubs for transportation of goods in the airports, and we have a population that 63 percent comes from somewhere else,” he said. “So, we have an exchange here – an ability to exchange with the rest of the world — that’s almost unprecedented for how small a population we have.”So, that’s the state. But what about small towns like Ketchikan?  Hoage, who is Ketchikan’s emergency manager, said one thing they learned in the training is that a lot of terrorism plots start in smaller communities, “and then they move the materials to where the attack takes place. Because they don’t want to be noticed until they’re ready to be noticed.”So, it’s possible in small-town Alaska. But what can be done about it? The training, they said, focused on increasing awareness. They learned what to watch out for as first responders, and they encourage local residents to also be vigilant.But, both Hoage and Duxbury stressed, terrorism isn’t confined to any one group.“We don’t want people to focus on religion or national origin, or any of that,” Hoage said. “Focus on the behaviors. You know what’s going on in your community; you know what’s normal and what’s not. If you see something that’s not normal: Report it.”But, what counts as “not normal?” – I mean, this is Alaska, after all.Even in Alaska, though, it’s a little strange for someone who doesn’t own a specific kind of business to start buying large quantities of certain chemicals, for example.“Maybe acetone (and) you’re not in the painting business,” Duxbury said.“Some sort of chemical – industrial grade products when you don’t have an industrial type business that you’re operating,” Hoage added.Or, you notice that a business has lots of people coming and going at odd hours, and some of them appear to be living in the business. Or a group of neighbors all suddenly experience a rash of thefts from their shops or garages.And, Duxbury said it’s important to note that telling law enforcement when you see something strange doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting a neighbor in trouble. Law enforcement still needs to go through a process to determine whether that “something” is something that needs further investigation.“Professionalism doesn’t dictate that you give me a piece of information and I go running to that person and say, ‘hey, he told me – what are you doing?’ and shake someone,” he said. “No (that’s) violating people’s rights, and civil rights are important to all of us. That’s why we live in Alaska, most of us, because we have a pretty strong Constitution.”Getting back to the question of “can it happen here?” Terrorism is not only a violent means of expressing an extreme religious ideology; Hoage said it can be anyone using violence to promote an agenda.There are some issues specific to Alaska, especially Southeast Alaska, that generate a lot of passion in people, such as environmental protection versus resource extraction.“And when you think about it in that sense, there are things going on in the State of Alaska and even here locally, that someone could try to influence policy, whether it be state or federal policy, at a local level,” he said.One area in Ketchikan that many local residents might consider a likely target for terrorists is the downtown cruise dock. Duxbury said that is a potential target, because terrorism is about symbolism and making a symbolic statement.“We have 940,000 people (a year), and they came from all over the world,” he said. “We wouldn’t even have to harm anybody – but scare a bunch of people – and we’d have an impact all over the world.”And the best way to counter that kind of impact is through awareness and cooperation.last_img read more

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UP chairman shot dead

first_img.A Jatiya Party-backed union parishad chairman was gunned down by miscreants in Krishnanagar Bazar area of Kaliganj upazila in Satkhira district on Saturday night.The deceased is Mosharraf Hossain, 52, from Krishnanagar union parishad of the upazila, reports UNB.Witnesses said six miscreants came by three motorcycles in the market and shot the chairman when he was sitting in front of Jubo League office, leaving him critically injured.Jubo League is the youth wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).He died on the way to a local hospital, the witnesses added.Assistant superintendent of Satkhira police Yeasin Ali said a group of miscreants fired several rounds of bullet aiming Mosharraf Hossain, leaving him dead on the spot.last_img read more

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