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Air Canada sees fewer empty seats in February traffic and capacity lower

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2013 11:54 am MDT MONTREAL – Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) reported Thursday that its planes were fuller in February.The country’s largest airline said it had a system load factor — a measure of how full its flights were for the month — of 79.8 per cent for February, up from 76.8 per cent a year ago.The increase came as system traffic as measured by revenue passenger miles decreased 0.7 per cent and capacity measured as available seat miles slipped 4.4 per cent with one less day in the month compared with 2012.“The difference in capacity and traffic from the previous year is attributed almost entirely to the additional day of operations reported for the February 2012 leap year, making those year-over-year comparisons less meaningful,” Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu said in a statement.Air Canada said its Canadian flights had a load factor of 84.1 per cent compared with 81.1 per cent a year ago, while flights to the U.S. improved to 80 per cent from 78.4 per cent in February 2012.The results at Air Canada compared with a load factor of 86.1 per cent at rival WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA), up from 82.7 per cent a year ago.WestJet’s passenger traffic for February increased by 7.3 per cent, while its capacity grew 3.1 per cent. Air Canada sees fewer empty seats in February, traffic and capacity lower read more

Brock launches PhD program in physics

Graduate student Drew Marquardt does work in the biophysics lab at Brock this week. The Department of Physics will launch the university’s seventh PhD program in September.Brock already has a reputation for scientific research in superconductivity and neutron scattering. And now it has a PhD program in Physics to go with it.A new program will launch this fall, drawing prospective graduate students wanting to work with Brock researchers. University researchers are particularly noted for their expertise in high-temperature superconductivity, which can potentially revolutionize power distribution.Superconductivity is a way of conducting electricity with zero losses. It requires materials to be cooled to very low temperatures — below about -250 C. The dream for physicists in this field is to create superconductors at more accessible temperatures.In 1986, Brock professors Fereidoon Razavi, Frans Koffyberg and Bozidar Mitrovic were the first researchers in Canada and second in the world to confirm the existence of a new ceramic material that became a superconductor at a record-high temperature. This discovery launched an entire new field of condensed-matter research.“It was a legendary discovery for the university,” said Edward Sternin, chair of the Department of Physics. “Research like this is at the ultimate frontier of science, and confirms the high calibre of our faculty working in this and other areas. We’re pleased to be able to continue to train the next generation of highly-knowledgeable and skilled graduates in these fields.”The new program — the seventh PhD program at Brock — is now accepting applications for September. Students have the option of pursuing one of three fields: theoretical physics, experimental condensed-matter physics and materials science, and biophysics.Neutron scattering, a scientific tool that has far-reaching implications for Canada’s industrial and scientific competitiveness, is another highlight of the program.Associate professor Thad Harroun is a leading expert in neutron scattering. One of the first students to be accepted into the PhD program will work directly under his supervision in biophysics — the science of life as measured or probed by beams of neutrons.Harroun is recognized worldwide for his work in this area and is involved in the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering, an organization of academic and industry researchers. Brock has strong connections to the National Research Universal Reactor at Chalk River and students regularly travel to the facility to conduct experiments.“This is a great example of Brock tailoring its offerings to meet the needs and research interests of our students,” said Marilyn Rose, Dean of Graduate Studies. “We received many requests about PhD-level studies here at Brock, given our institution’s reputation for leading-edge research in this scientific field. And we’re pleased to be able to provide them with the opportunity to work alongside our world-class researchers.” read more

Tiger Woods Moves Wrong Way At British Open

On what is called “moving day” in golf, Tiger Woods moved the wrong way at the British Open. After posting 67 in consecutive rounds, Woods got off to a slow start and shot an even par 70, which left him five shots off the lead going into Sunday’s final round.Adam Scott, after a 68, is 11-under for the championship and leads Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker by four shots, Woods by five and  Ernie Els and Zach Johnson by six.The weather at Royal St. Lytham for the third straight day was benign, leaving plenty of scoring opportunities. Tiger Woods, however, did not take advantage of the lack of wind and rain. He missed two putts the he rued and generally was unable to gain any kind of momentum.“I just didn’t make anything,” Woods said simply.Did not win any of his 14 majors while trailing in the final round. He also held the lead or shared it with someone else.Having to play from behind Sunday, Woods said he has “to make birdies” to apply pressure on Scott, who has been virtually flawless. On his bag is Steve Williams, the caddie Woods fired. Woods will be playing in the group behind Tiger Woods.Weather also could be a factor. If  the forecast of wind and rain happens, it could  help bring Scott back to the pack. Even still, Woos has to hold his round together, unlike Saturday.Woods got off to a sluggish start with a couple of bogeys, but he made the turn at 1-under 33 after closing the front side with three birdies in four holes. He hasn’t won a major title in more than four years, the last of his 14 championships coming at the 2008 U.S. Open, before his personal life imploded and his body was wracked by injuries.Tiger Woods couldn’t keep it going on the back side, a couple of misread putts costing him two crucial strokes. read more

EtatsUnis une renaissance du nucléaire déjà obsolète avant Fukushima

first_imgEtats-Unis : une renaissance du nucléaire déjà obsolète avant Fukushima ?Les Etats-Unis estimait dans les années 2000 que l’énergie nucléaire renaitrait. Mais cette idée aurait avorté avant même que l’accident de la centrale de Fukushima ne se produise en mars dernier, au vu notamment des coûts de construction des réacteurs, révèlent des chercheurs.En 2008, 31 demandes d’autorisation ont été soumises auprès de la Commission américaine de réglementation nucléaire (NRC) pour la construction de nouveaux réacteurs. A l’heure actuelle, il ne reste plus que deux projets en attente dont un en Géorgie (sud) qui devraient aboutir, précise à l’AFP Peter Bradford, un professeur de l’université de droit du Vermont à l’AFP. Mais ceci n’est pas une conséquence directe de l’accident nucléaire de la centrale de Fukushima en mars 2011. “Même avant Fukushima, la renaissance de l’énergie nucléaire ne s’est pas matérialisée”, explique cet ancien membre de la Commission américaine de réglementation nucléaire (Nuclear Regulatory Commission ou NRC). Bien que les Etats-Unis aient évoqué ce renouveau dès le début des années 2000, cet envie se serait plutôt peu à peu estompée sous l’effet de plusieurs facteurs.D’après Peter Bradford, l’une des raisons essentielles serait une augmentation excessive des coûts de construction. “L’estimation du coût a doublé et parfois triplé depuis qu’on a commencé à parler de renaissance du nucléaire en 2001”, relève le professeur cité par l’AFP. “Désormais, le montant peut approcher les neuf milliards de dollars”, ajoute David Lochbaum, un expert de l'”Union of Concerned Scientists”, groupe de recherche indépendant. Ainsi, la construction d’une centrale électrique de mille mégawatts au gaz naturel peut être construite en quelques années pour un coût maximum d’un milliard de dollars. En revanche, une centrale nucléaire de même capacité nécessite plus de temps pour sa construction et revient à plus de cinq milliards de dollars.”Cette envolée des coûts s’explique par la très forte augmentation du prix du béton depuis cinq ans. Le béton compte pour 65% du prix de construction d’un réacteur nucléaire”, précise David Lochbaum. En comparaison, l’accroissement des coûts résultant de mesures supplémentaires de sécurité à la suite de Fukushima “est relativement modeste”, d’après lui. Mais outre ce facteur, “les bas prix du gaz naturel et l’absence d’une politique fédérale visant à créer un marché pour les émissions de gaz carbonique” afin de lutter contre le réchauffement climatique, ont aussi fortement contribué à rendre le nucléaire moins attrayant, note Peter Bradford. Une prolongation des réacteurs américains ?  À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylSi le secteur semble donc en perte de vitesse, l’industrie continue à croire en son avenir encouragée par l’approbation le 22 décembre par la Commission de réglementation (NRC) du dernier modèle du réacteur (AP1000) de la firme Westinghouse Electric. Désormais, la prochaine étape sera donc le feu vert final à la construction de deux de ces réacteurs en Georgie et deux en Caroline du sud, pour la première fois depuis l’accident de Three Mile Island en Pennsylvanie en 1979. Aujourd’hui, le renouveau du nucléaire ne serait alors pas exactement ce que nous entendons selon David Lochbaum : “la véritable renaissance” dans le nucléaire est la prolongation de 40 à 60 ans des années de fonctionnement maximum des réacteurs existants dont 70% des 104 que comptent les Etats-Unis ont déjà obtenu l’autorisation de la NRC, rapporte l’AFP. C’est l’équivalent d’avoir construit de 12 à 15 nouveaux réacteurs depuis vingt ans, estime de son côté Peter Bradford.Le 17 janvier 2012 à 17:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WrestleMania 33 stage revealed, Daniel Bryan and Kurt Angle debate

first_img No wonder its like 6 hours long. Its gonna take them ages to get to the ring Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Twitter John Oliver Takes On The WWE WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ Kurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman Reigns Pinterest Videos Articles The giant fake ring above the real ring seems a bit much. Facebook Videos Articles WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Now Playing Up Next Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Jamal Khashoggi Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son April 1, 2017 at 11:22 am unknown John Oliver 3 COMMENTS Comments are closed. WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Now Playing Up Next Shawn Rico WrestleMania 33 stage revealedThe New Day give us a preview of the WrestleMania 33 stage this Sunday. Every year WWE attempts to create a unique visual spectacle with WrestleMania. A big part of the aesthetics of WrestleMania are the fantastic looking stages that are built.Daniel Bryan and Kurt Angle debateDaniel Bryan and Kurt Angle sat down with Renee Young to discuss the idea of how a match between the two of them had taken place. Besides general conversation, they talk about how they think their styles would clash with each other, how they think the match would play out and who has the better submission hold.The video was filmed with 360° cameras and can be interacted with throughout. So like…why keep the new day from wrestling ? Whats the catch ? aces April 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm Andrew Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 1, 2017 at 7:22 amlast_img read more

WWE talent at HBO doc premiere on Thursday, Hulk Hogan says he owes all…

first_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Google+ Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Vince Mcmahon Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Triple H Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Twitter Pinterest WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan says he owes all talent an apologyTMZ Sports is featuring an interview with Hulk Hogan while he was in town in Los Angeles for the HBO premiere of the new Andre the Giant documentary.Hogan noted that he not only owes an apology to all African American wrestlers on the WWE roster, but all wrestlers in general for using racially charged language.He also addressed Mark Henry’s recent comments that Hogan owes an apology to all members of the roster, including African American talent.“I was way out of line. I’m sorry for that forever. I never heard what Mark Henry said. He’s my boy, man.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE talent at HBO doc premiere on ThursdayWWE.com is featuring an article about WWE talent attending the Los Angeles premiere of HBO’s new documentary about Andre the Giant.In attendance included Big Show, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Bill Simmons, Cary Elwes, Mark Henry, Freddie Roach, Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart.We noted on Twitter about a photo making the rounds showing Hulk Hogan and Triple H having a conversation on the red carpet this past Thursday night.Hulk Hogan and Triple H at the #HBO premiere for the new Andre the Giant Documentary pic.twitter.com/ugcR5V5rnl— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) March 30, 2018WWE issued a statement earlier this week distancing themselves from any notion that Hogan was returning to the company in any kind of significant role at this time.WWE has posted a few interviews from the red carpet you can watch below. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announces “Ballers” to end on HBO with Season Five Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Facebook Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return)last_img read more

Law professor’s work key in kids’ climate change suits

first_imgSix days before Christmas, a King County judge cleared the path for eight Seattle children to go to court to argue the state violated their constitutional rights and the public trust doctrine by not doing enough to address climate change. The children and their attorneys claim that how well the government manages atmospheric conditions — i.e., the climate — right now will have a direct and significant impact on the quality of the society and environment they will inherit later. The argument that atmosphere should be part of the public trust — a legal concept that makes the government responsible for protecting shared resources — is finding leverage in several state courts and a federal court, and is inspiring litigation by young people around the globe concerned about climate conditions. This atmospheric trust litigation was pioneered by University of Oregon law professor and part-time Vancouver resident Mary Wood. Wood is a fourth-generation member of a family that made a legacy out of environmental protection and stewardship in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. The family’s storied past was made present for Wood in regular retellings by her parents, along with the family’s environmental commitment. “There was always an awareness of the family history in the people growing up,” Wood said. “The family legacy is conservation. The understanding that what you hold today isn’t yours, it’s to be protected to the next generation.”last_img read more

Applications for jobless benefits jump to 313000

first_imgWASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the Labor Department said Wednesday. That’s the highest level since the first week of September. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 6,250 to 294,000. The increase is unlikely to raise concerns about the broader health of the job market. At least some of the rise occurred because of seasonal layoffs in businesses affected by the cold weather, such as construction. The department seeks to control for such seasonal factors but doesn’t always do so perfectly.Applications had been under 300,000 for 10 straight weeks, an unusually low level that indicates companies are laying off fewer workers. Even with last week’s increase, the overall level of applications remains relatively low. The four week average isn’t that far from a 14-year low of 279,000 reached last month. The average has tumbled 12.2 percent in the past year.The fall in applications has coincided with stronger job gains. Employers have added an average of 229,000 jobs a month this year, putting 2014 on pace to be strongest year for hiring since 1999. That’s up from an average of 194,000 last year.last_img read more

REMINDER Annual Town Census To Be Mailed Out This Month

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a reminder from the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office:The 2019 Annual Census will be mailed in January. Residents are asked to complete and return the census form as soon as possible. Please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-658-2030 if you do not receive a census form by the end of January.(NOTE: The above message is from the latest Town Topics newsletter.)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… RelatedNOTICE: Do You Want Your Street To Become An Accepted Way? Petitions Are Due To Town Hall By September 6In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

2020 Toyota Prius Prime picks up Apple CarPlay and a fifth seat

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe Prius Prime arrived in the 2017 model year to replace the Prius Plug-In, and it’s remained relatively unchanged since then. Toyota Toyota may have given the regular Prius a redesign for the 2019 model year, but the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid soldiered on unchanged. The automaker will change that, though, with a slew of solid updates for the 2020 model year.Toyota this week unveiled a raft of changes for the 2020 Toyota Prius. However, the aesthetics remain unchanged, leaving the Prius Prime to look like a sharper yet also wackier version of the regular Prius. The two do look a bit more similar, though, thanks to the 2019 Prius’ visual updates. The adjustments focus on interior comfort and tech. Perhaps most importantly, Toyota has added Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio and Amazon Alexa compatibility as standard equipment across the lineup. To ensure everybody’s devices are topped off for post-drive adventures, the 2020 Prius Prime now sports two extra USB ports in the second row.Speaking of the second row, it now accommodates three individuals, up from two in previous model years. That’s the major interior update, as the rest are pretty inconsequential. There’s a new extender for the sun visors, the white interior accents have been swapped out for black ones and the front-heated seat buttons have been relocated for easier access. Finally, Toyota also revamped the hierarchy of the lineup. Instead of Plus, Premium and Advanced trims, they’re now called LE, XLE and Limited, mirroring other Toyota vehicles. When the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime goes on sale this summer, it’ll start at $27,600 before destination, rising to $29,500 for the midlevel XLE and $33,500 for the top-tier Limited. Its battery still permits an all-electric range of 25 miles, but taking the gas tank into account, it can run up to 640 miles before it needs more go-go juice. 42 Photos More From Roadshow More about 2019 Toyota Prius • Preview • 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: Efficient stability 0 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Share your voice Toyota Apple 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy Review • 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety reading • 2020 Toyota Prius Prime picks up Apple CarPlay and a fifth seat 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Toyota Hybrids Hatchbacks Post a comment Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Meaner style, greener miles Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Tags See Alllast_img read more

Villagers offer prayers to appease Rain God in Kamareddy

first_imgKamareddy: Deficit rainfall is worrying the people of Kamareddy district, especially the people of Pitlam mandal, which is in dire straits. People of many villagers offered special prayers for rain on Monday. In Bandapally and Annaram villages, people along with children took out a rally carrying pots filled with water. They worshipped rain God. The people of Pitlam mandal were doing special pujas every day, seeking rains.They were even conducting rallies. A rally with 108 bikes was held in Burlapur village on Friday. The people are worshipping every God praying for rains. In the villages of Bandapalli and Annaram in Pitlam mandal, people offered ‘jala abhishekam’ to all the Gods.last_img read more

Malcolm X Commemoration

first_imgIbrahim Mumin, Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm’s daughters, and Thomas Penny at the 50th Anniversary Program commemorating the Assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom (i.e. now the Shabazz Center) in Harlem,N.Y.last_img

Post church fire Christmas to be low key affair this year

first_imgDespite assurances from law enforcement agencies to ensure safety and security of the churches after the arson at Dilshad Garden church, Christmas celebration in Delhi will be a low key affair this year.The churches will organise prayers and perform other rituals but some argued the recent tragedy has marred the festivity to maximum extent. The sense of fear in the mind of community people can be judged from the fact that they hesitate to discuss the upcoming festival and its preparations. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 crore“We saw massive arson at St Sebastian Church with the intention to disrupt communal harmony. Lack of security arrangements and mishandling of the incident by concerned authorities have also added to the woes. While the security was strengthened after the incident, hardly any police personnel can be seen around churches these days. The public-police meeting for restoring confidence among the community has also been scheduled after Christmas,” said Saji, one of the care-takers of St Stephens Church in Dilshad Garden. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedA visit to churches in Dilshad Garden corroborates Saji’s fears. The churches wore a deserted look with no visitors. “Every year, the devotees would throng to churches days before the Christmas. We are going to organise street prayers and have invited people from different communities to participate in that. But we are doubtful about people’s attendance at the prayers”, said Mathew, an attendant at St. Sebastian Church where the massive arson had taken place a couple of weeks ago.On the other hand, police officials claimed to have taken adequate security measures to avert any untoward incident. “We have instructed senior police officials to deploy necessary force outside each church in the city to ensure safety of the community. Surprise checks by officials are also being conducted to check security measures,” a senior police official, requesting anonymity said.last_img read more

Man beaten to death while dissuading grandsons from fighting

first_imgKolkata: A 54-year-old man from Malda died at a hospital after he was beaten up by his two grandsons who were fighting with each other over some dispute.It was learnt from police sources that the victim, Yusuf Ali (54), had received injuries on his head when he tried to dissuade his two grandsons from fighting. The victim was a resident of Jadupur area under English Bazar police station in Malda. On Sunday morning, the two youths got involved in a heated altercation over some family dispute. A scuffle soon broke out between the two. The incident occurred at the courtyard when the victim was taking rest inside the house. On hearing the quarrel, he rushed to the spot and tried to calm them. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDuring the scuffle, the victim was beaten up and he received fatal injuries on his head. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in a serious condition. He was put under observation and in the afternoon, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The incident triggered tension among the locals. The body has been sent for an autopsy. After being informed police reached the spot and detained the youths for interrogation. A detailed probe has been initiated. The other family members of the victim and some locals are also being interrogated in this connection. A specific complaint was also lodged at the local police station in this regard.last_img read more

Whitlock Draymond Green is a bully

first_imgColin is out, Whitlock is in:Whitlock is tired of Draymond Green’s tough guy act and thinks that it’s going to end up costing the Warriors again. The NBA “enforcer” has been legislated out of the game by a league looking to soften it’s rough edges from the 90’s and early 2000’s.Draymond did his part to cost the Warriors the title last year by repeatedly losing his cool in the playoffs and Finals. He hasn’t shown any signs that he’s learned his lesson.“He’s Charles Oakley. He’s a bully.”Today, Whitlock discussed whether athletes should ‘stick to sports.’ The current sports climate has seen a surge over the last 10 years of athletes speaking out on political issues. Jordan wanted to sell shoes, but today’s athletes have taken the opportunity to use their voices to speak out.Whitlock sees the only publicly acceptable opinions as heavily left-leaning. The right to speak out is only encouraged if it lines up with the overwhelmingly liberal leaning sports media. He thinks traditional values are at the heart of the sports culture as a whole, and are being abandoned in an effort to not get caught in the outrage blender.What’s sacrificed is honesty and diversity in opinion.Guests:Clarence Hill – Cowboys beat writer joins the show to talk about Tony Romo’s future in Dallas; where he might land; why he thinks Romo 100% believes he’s better than Dak Prescott; why he thinks Jerry Jones agrees; and if there are any die hard Romo loyalists left in the locker room.Bryan Curtis – The Ringer.com  joins the show to discuss the political shift in sports media over the last decade; how the industry has made young journalists into talking heads before they learn to be reporters; how ESPN caving to outside pressure to become more left leaning has permeated the entire sports journalism industry; and why the sports media is too far left.last_img read more

Thunderboltbased USB4 backward compatible speed gains and more

first_imgThunderbolt-based USB4: backward compatible, speed gains and more by Martin Brinkmann on March 04, 2019 in Hardware – Last Update: March 04, 2019 – 22 commentsThe USB Promoter Group revealed information about the upcoming USB4 specification today in a press release.In short: USB4 is based on Thunderbolt, backwards compatible with USB 3.2, 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3, and about twice as fast as USB 3.2 Gen2x2.When USB 3.0 was introduced back in 2009, it was an improvement in all regards compared to the-then dominating standard USB 2.0. USB 3.1 and 3.2 were introduced in the years that followed; each a step up in terms of performance and data transfer rates over the previous standard.Not all is golden today though. Not all new devices that come on the market support the latest USB versions. It is not uncommon, especially for low-end devices, to only support USB 2.0, or include more USB 2.0 ports than USB 3.0 ports. It does not help either that the names that the USB Promoter Group picked for the individual specifications are confusing, and that people had to deal with different cables and connectors next on top of that.To add even more icing to the cake, it was announced recently that USB terms would be rebranded: USB 3.0 to USB 3.2 Gen 1 and the marketing term SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.1 to USB 3.2 Gen 2 and the marketing term SuperSpeed USb 10Gbps, and USB 3.2 to USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 and the marketing term SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps.Today’s announcement adds USB4 to list of available USB versions. USB4 is based on Intel’s Thunderbolt technology. Intel made Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free and the USB Promoter Group uses the Thunderbolt specification as the base for USB4.USB4 offers double the bandwidth of USB 3.2 Gen2x2, and the same as Thunderbolt 3 which Intel launched in 2015. The standard supports up to 40GB/s opposed to 20GB/s which USB 3.2 supported. The upcoming version features additional improvements such as efficient options to share multiple data an display protocols.USB4 uses USB Type C which was introduced with USB 3.2 Gen2. Intel plans to integrate support for Thunderbolt 3 and USB4 natively into upcoming products. It is likely that other manufacturers will do the same eventually thanks to the royalty-free nature of USB4.The new USB4 architecture defines a method to share a single high-speed link with multiple end device types dynamically that best serves the transfer of data by type and application. As the USB Type-C™ connector has evolved into the role as the external display port of many host products, the USB4 specification provides the host the ability to optimally scale allocations for display data flow. Even as the USB4 specification introduces a new underlying protocol, compatibility with existing USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3 hosts and devices is supported; the resulting connection scales to the best mutual capability of the devices being connected.Closing WordsThe specification has not been released officially yet; while it is possible that things may change before that happens, it seems unlikely that this is going to happen.The announcement leaves some questions unanswered:When will the first consumer devices with USB4 support be released?Will USB 3.2 Gen2x2 be dead on arrival?Now You: What is your take on the USB standard and the new USB4?SummaryArticle NameThunderbolt-based USB4: backward compatible, speed gains and moreDescriptionThe USB Promoter Group revealed information about the upcoming USB4 specification today in a press release.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Rates fall at weekly US Treasury auction

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Separately, the Federal Reserve said Monday that the average yield for one-year Treasury bills, a popular index for making changes in adjustable rate mortgages, was unchanged at 0.24 percent, the same as last week.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How do cataracts affect your vision? Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction.The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.02 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.08 percent, down from 0.085 percent last week.The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.62, while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.96. That would equal an annualized rate of 0.015 percent for the three-month bills and 0.081 percent for the six-month bills.center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

Bench Africa has developed a new help platform for

first_imgBench Africa has developed a new help platform for agents, as a simple and easy way to consult and convert Africa enquiries.Working with the experienced team of reservations consultants, Bench has created a list of the most important qualifying questions to be asked, so agents can get the best answers from their clients. With their clients’ trips then properly qualified and understood, agents can send the form through to an African expert with the click of one button, even specifying which expert they wish to deal with.“It’s taking the stress out of an African enquiry and nice to know that giving your clients the trip that best suits is as simple as asking Bench for help,” says Trade Relations Manager Cameron Neill. agentsBench AfricaBenchHelplast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Queenstowns popular sk

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterQueenstown’s popular ski field, Coronet Peak, is amping up the snow magic with a new interactive experience called The Ice Slides by Ice Castles.Located next to the main Coronet Express chairlift, the display is within easy walking distance from the base building deck. Guests will be able to race down winding slides encased entirely in ice and perched on a frozen throne. The ice is illuminated at night with colour-changing LED lights which will add to the magic of Coronet Peak’s night skiing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Nigel Kerr, Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager, says the experience is all about sharing the magic of winter, especially with those who don’t ski or snowboard.“The changing country-of-origin mix of New Zealand tourism means more people are attuned to sightseeing all year round, summer or winter. This is part of moving our product mix to appeal to them as well as our regular pass holders who will love the surprise.”Only 20 minutes from downtown, Coronet Peak is one of the most popular sightseeing ski fields in the region, with greater non-ski traffic than nearby Queenstown ski field, The Remarkables, which is 40 minutes from downtown.Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis said the icy attraction was the first for New Zealand.“We love being able to bring our experience to the Southern Hemisphere. Our team is all about giving more people around the world another way to enjoy the outdoors together, make memories and freeze time with their loved ones.”Utah-based Ice Castles is a seasonal entertainment company that creates elaborate, frozen castles, slides and other structures each winter in six cities across North America.Made entirely of frozen water, the giant structure at Coronet Peak has taken 52 days to build. A crew of six ice artisans from across the United States and Canada have moved to the area to construct the experience.Passes are priced at NZ$35 for 12+ and NZ$29 for 6-11, with 5 and unders admitted for free. Ticket sales are now available to purchase at http://icecastles.com/new-zealand, or with Coronet Peak guest services.It opens at 10am daily, weather permitting.The light display will operate on Coronet Peak’s night ski evenings, running on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from late July.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more