Huawei is planning to launch a new budget smartphone in India soon and it is called the Huawei Y9 (2019). Unlike the Mate or Pro series phones from the company, this one is likely to be under Rs 30,000, or it may even possibly be under Rs 20,000. This, hence, is a mainstream smartphone from Huawei. The phone will be exclusive to Amazon India and the e-commerce site has put up a dedicated page for the smartphone.The Huawei Y9 first went official back in October 2018 as a phone designed for the young generation. The phone touts a big 6.5-inch display and a 4,000mAh battery, among other things. Given the large screen size and a huge battery inside the phone, it seems that Huawei is going to position the Huawei Y9 as a multimedia phone. In other words, this could be a good phone for Indian users who like to watch a lot of videos on their phones, whether those are the Hindi movies they have loaded in their phone or YouTube videos.The Amazon India page does not reveal the exact date for the launch of the Huawei Y9 (2019), but it is likely going to happen in January. This is a budget smartphone that runs on a Kirin 710 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone succeeds the Y9 (2018) that was launched early last year but never made it to India. Huawei has been showing a renewed interest in India after launching the Mate 20 Pro as the first-ever Mate-series device in India last year and now with the Y9 (2019).advertisementThe Huawei Y9 (2019) sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) FullView display with a notch. The phone features a dual camera setup on the back that includes a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. Notably, it also gets dual front-facing cameras with a 16MP + 2MP configuration. The cameras get AI-based features thanks to an AI-powered Kirin 710 chipset. The phone also gets a GPU Turbo feature that enhances gaming performance. The Y9 (2019) comes with a 3D arc design on the back with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also comes in three attractive colours – Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Aurora Purple.The other big highlight is that the Huawei Y9 (2019) houses a large 4,000mAh battery that should offer enough juice for consumers looking to consume a lot of media or play graphic intensive games on a smartphone. The Huawei Y9 (2019) was announced in October with EMUI 8.2 based on Android Oreo. It will be interesting to see whether the company launches the device in India with the same OS or with a more current EMUI 9 based on Android Pie.ALSO READ | Huawei launches affordable Y7 Pro (2019) with waterdrop notch, AI based dual rear cameras and moreALSO READ | Huawei P30 may come with triple rear cameras that includes a 40MP sensor
Lionel Messi has become the first player to win Europe’s Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the four goals he needed in Paris St Germain’s final league match of the season on Friday.Messi earned the honour, which goes to the leading scorer in league matches in Europe’s top divisions, for a record-extending sixth time after finding the net 36 times for Barcelona, while Mbappe ended the campaign on 33 goals after scoring PSG’s only goal in a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims.While Messi’s goal haul helped his side clinch the La Liga title last month the 31-year-old Argentine said earlier on Friday that he was not giving the Golden Shoe race much thought with the side still coming to terms with their Champions League semi-final elimination to Liverpool.”I haven’t been thinking about that prize at all, we are still coping with what happened against Liverpool and I’m not thinking about personal awards,” Messi told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Valencia.Also See:
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid players fed-up with fitness coach Gregory Dupontby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid players are becoming fed-up with fitness coach Gregory Dupont.Dupont was hired this summer to replace Antonio Pintus after his decision to leave for Inter Milan. During his time with Real, Pintus was part of three Champions League winning teams.But since Dupont’s appointment, Real’s senior squad have suffered no less than 13 injuries. Dupont arrived from France’s World Cup winning squad on recommendation from Real coach Zinedine Zidane. However, his methods are drawing complaints from the players.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.”The players are unhappy with Dupont and miss Pintus,” he stated.
The director also thanked the families of the retirees for their support in enabling the honourees to contribute extensively to J. Wray and Nephew’s development. Story Highlights The 26 retirees have collectively given over 800 years of service to J. Wray and Nephew Twenty-six retirees of spirit distillers, J. Wray and Nephew Limited, who have collectively given over 800 years of service to that entity, were recently honoured during a special luncheon hosted by the company.The retirees, all men, were recognised for service of up to 50 years, which they gave at various levels and in several capacities at J. Wray and Nephew’s agriculture division. These included positions on the farms, and in the factories, distilleries, and administrative departments at the Appleton and New Yarmouth sugar estates inSt. Elizabeth and Clarendon, respectively.Their inputs, over the years, have contributed significantly to J. Wray and Nephew’s development into one of Jamaica’s leading spirit distillers. In this regard, they were presented with special commemorative plaques.Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, headed the guests attending the luncheon, held at Neil’s Auditorium, Ward Avenue, Mandeville. Others included company directors, managers, and line staff, union delegates, and family members.In a glowing tribute, Senior Director of the Agriculture Division, Ian Maxwell, noted that the honourees were instrumental in modernising the firm’s operations by assisting in various inputs, which transitioned the entity into the 21st century.Citing examples, Mr. Maxwell said the field workers assisted in transforming the reaping process from manual to mechanical methods, and significantly modernising the irrigation procedure through the introduction of drip irrigation systems. The latter, he informed, helped to significantly increase sugar cane yield, pointing out that one of the estates recorded outputs totaling approximately 170,000 tonnes per hectare.The Senior Director also pointed to significant developments occurring in the factories and distilleries at both estates. These, he outlined, included: re-tooling and modernising of factory operations through the implementation of an automated process to facilitate the milling of 150 tonnes of cane per hour, up from 65 tonnes; construction of state-of-the-art bagasse operated boilers to replace three older outdated versions; installation of five new 5,000 gallon stills at Appleton’s distillery; and replacement of old fermenters at New Yarmouth’s distillery with modern versions.Mr. Maxwell also pointed to progress in environmental preservation.“You (retirees) have helped us in the transformation from the way in which we used to dispose our waste from the distillery…(and) we have moved in a more environmentally friendly (manner) whereby the waste is now applied to the cane fields to take advantage of its nutrient value,” he outlined.While noting that “we are still not there yet”, Mr. Maxwell said the firm will be moving to advance the treating process to the stage where “we can recycle the end product in our production process.” He informed that J. Wray and Nephew hopes to commission a treatment facility into service by the 2015 sugar cane crop season.The senior director also highlighted the work of persons attached to the administration department, whom he said, were instrumental in the upgrading of the firm’s management information system (MIS). This undertaking, he pointed out, “has greatly enhanced (efforts) in managing our business in a very efficient way.”He said retired members of the administration department also played a part in developing J. Wray and Nephew’s recreational programme and activities and also had high praises for those who represented Jamaica in various sporting disciplines.Mr. Maxwell noted that J. Wray and Nephew has experienced “changes of ownership” of its parent company, particularly over the last decade, with the latest being Gruppo Campari out of Italy.“We are proud to be a part of…Gruppo Campari, which ranks sixth in the world (as a spirit distiller)…and that was before the takeover of J. Wray and Nephew Limited. I can safely say that with the inclusion of J. Wray and Nephew Limited in the Campari Group, this ranking will improve considerably in a short space of time,’ he stated.The director also thanked the families of the retirees for their support in enabling the honourees to contribute extensively to J. Wray and Nephew’s development.In his remarks, Minister Clarke, who also worked at Appleton as farm manager, commended J. Wray and Nephew for recognizing the people, “who have given their lives to the service of the company”.In lauding the honourees for their sterling service, the Minister noted that: “the contributions that you have made in the growth and development of the industry is something that you must be commended for. Wray and Nephew is what it is because of your… hard work and your dedication.”Mr. Clarke pointed out that many, if not all of the retirees, “will leave with a heavy heart”, having grown attached to their jobs and the entity. He however, encouraged them to enjoy their deservedly earned retirement, stating that “this is the time, now, when you must put up your feet and feel at ease.”Replying on behalf of the honourees, Altamont McKenzie, expressed appreciation to J. Wray and Nephew for the gesture, noting that “it’s good to get the recognition while you are around and still going strong.”Human Resource Manager, Venton Brown, advised that a workshop to assist the honourees to transition into post retirement is being planned for later in the year. Their input over the years were deemed to have contributed significantly to J. Wray and nephew’s development into one of Jamaica’s leading spirit distillers.
Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.180,000Q4-15 Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.180,000Q4-15 Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.180,000Q2-15 The total purchase price for the vessels is approximately $306 million.Time charter-in agreements:The terms of the time charter-in contracts are summarized as follows:A 2011 built Post-Panamax for approximately 7 to 10 months at Company’s option at $13,500 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 24, 2014.A 2009 built Kamsarmax for 11 to 13 months at Company’s option at $14,500 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional 11 to 13 months at $15,500 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 8, 2014.A 2012 built Kamsarmax for 39 to 44 months at Company’s option at $15,500 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional 11 to 13 months at $16,300 per day. The vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of April 2014.A 2004 built Panamax for a firm period of 32 to 38 months at $14,000 per day. The vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of June 2014.A 2007 built Panamax for 11 to 13 months at Company’s option at $13,750 per day. The Company has the option to extend the charter for an additional 11 to 13 months at $14,750 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 15, 2014.A 2011 built Supramax for 10 to 13 months at Company’s option at $13,750 per day. The vessel was delivered on March 18, 2014.A 2002 built Handymax for 34 to 37 months at Company’s option at $12,000 per day. In addition the Company has the option to extend the charter for up to three consecutive one year periods at $12,750 per day, $13,600 per day and $14,800 per day, respectively. The vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of April 2014.Scorpio Bulkers, March 27, 2014 Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.180,000Q1-16 Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.180,000Q3-15 zoom Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has entered into agreements to purchase four Capesize dry bulk vessels currently under construction at Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in South Korea and to construct an additional Capesize dry bulk vessel at Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.The transaction concerning the four Daehan vessels remains subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, the company has agreed to time charter-in seven dry bulk vessels.Newbuilding vessel purchases:The details of the five Capesize newbuildings are listed below: YardDWTDelivery
The province is helping Capital Health switch from oil to natural gas, bringing a new, cleaner-burning energy source to the Halifax peninsula. “This is an investment in the future health of Nova Scotians,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “We are helping to provide a reliable, efficient and cleaner energy source to residents and staff at Capital Health.” By switching to natural gas, Capital Health is expected to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by about 20,000 tonnes a year. The introduction of natural gas will also help diversify the Halifax energy market. Capital Health establishes an “anchor load” that enables Heritage Gas to build a pipeline across the Halifax harbour to deliver natural gas to the peninsula. This has created more opportunities to expand natural gas use in Halifax. “Natural gas will encourage competition and create options for people to maximize their energy efficiency,” said Energy Minister Bill Dooks. “Nova Scotia has tremendous natural-gas potential — we’ve got it, let’s use it.” “We want to congratulate the government, businesses and homeowners for their vision in making natural gas possible for the Halifax community,” said Ray Ritcey, President of Heritage Gas. “We look forward to serving you and providing you with a truly modern, environmentally friendly energy choice for today, and the years ahead.” The province will support the Capital Health conversion with an initial commitment of up to $3.5 million. The province has already supported natural gas conversion projects in Burnside and in health-care facilities in Amherst and Dartmouth.
OTTAWA – The federal government is willing to accept the privacy and security risks of storing data in the internet cloud as an alternative to its own aging computers that are “at risk of breaking down,” says an internal policy paper.The federal paper on “data sovereignty,” obtained through the Access to Information Act, fleshes out the government’s plan to embrace the cloud as a solution to its file management woes.Privately run cloud companies provide customers, such as federal departments, with virtual computer services — from email systems to vast storage capacity — using software, servers and other hardware hosted on the company’s premises.The government sees the cloud as a way to meet the needs of Canadians in an era of increasing demand for online services.However, the paper says, “a number of concerns” related to data control, protection and privacy have been raised within the government, including:— Storage of sensitive information — designated “Protected B” or higher — outside the country, creating a risk that access might be restricted or denied due to a contractual dispute with a company or a disagreement with the host government;— Handoff of certain security responsibilities to the cloud service provider;— The possibility that courts could compel foreign-owned cloud service providers to turn over Canadian data to their governments.Many countries, including Canada, have laws allowing them to subpoena or obtain a warrant for information from private organizations to support legal investigations, the paper notes.The U.S. Patriot Act, passed following the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation broader access to records held by firms in the United States, including data on Canadians.In addition, there are long-standing information-sharing agreements and a legal assistance process between security and law-enforcement agencies in both countries — “the most likely vehicles for obtaining access to information held in Canada,” the policy paper says.Canada’s government has legal obligations to protect personal data and highly sensitive information related to national security, cabinet discussions, military affairs and legal matters.As a result, Treasury Board has drafted a policy declaring all Protected B, Protected C and classified electronic federal data must be stored in a government-approved computing facility located in Canada or within the premises of a department abroad, such as a diplomatic mission, the paper says.Canada also plans to limit the kinds of files that can be stored in the cloud and to use encryption to shield sensitive data from prying eyes.There are risks associated with both moving to the “alternative service delivery model” of the cloud and sticking with the government’s aging computer systems, says Alex Benay, the federal chief information officer, in an October memo to the Treasury Board secretary accompanying the paper.“Ultimately it becomes a risk trade-off discussion, exchanging existing risks for data sovereignty risks (that can be mitigated to some extent).”Among the current difficulties is the fact the government’s “aging and mission-critical (information technology) infrastructure are at risk of breaking down and must be renewed,” the paper says. Transforming these systems is “proceeding slower than anticipated,” in part due to the challenges and complexities of consolidating 43 departments.In the same vein, departments have experienced problems with fixing weaknesses promptly, leaving the government “exposed to cyberthreats,” the paper says. In contrast, cloud service providers have significant budgets to “maintain, patch and secure” their systems.Finally, the government wants to follow the global trend of providing better digital services for citizens, but demand for computing capabilities and storage space “exceeds the supply available,” the paper acknowledges.“Cloud first” policies have already been adopted by Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the United States, Canada’s Five Eyes allies.The U.S. has served notice it wants an end to measures that restrict cross-border data flows, or require the use or installation of local computing facilities. It is among the American goals for ongoing NAFTA renegotiation, posing a possible headache for Canada’s cloud-computing plans.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter
This year, millions of “Supernatural” fans were given the opportunity to design and vote for the artwork that will be featured on the Official Merchandise for The CW’s hit show.The five winning Collector’s Edition T-shirts will be on sale this week; one new design will be released each day and on sale for 48 hours ONLY or until supplies last. By purchasing a T-shirt, fans are also automatically entered to win one of the 25 shirts signed by co-stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.Over the past three weeks, thousands of T-shirt designs were submitted and almost 100,000 votes were cast to determine which 20 designs would be delivered to the cast and crew. This week, May 12-16, Executive Producers Jeremy Carver and Bob Singer will announce one T-shirt per day (5 total) that the cast and crew have chosen as Official Merchandise!Once the Official Merchandise sells out, they’re gone forever. 15% of proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and shirts will be on sale for $24 (domestic shipping is free).To order the tees or find out more, click here.
Justin Brake APTN News Since the mid-1980s Mi’kmaw artist Jerry Evans has been using art to speak to his ancestry.Evans is an actor, filmmaker and powwow dancer – and now a traditional Indigenous tattoo artist.In the process, he’s helping others explore and express their identities as Indigenous peoples. Like many in Newfoundland, the attempted assimilation of Mi’kmaq people and erasure of Mi’kmaq culture had a profound impact on him and his family.“There was so much that was lost, that my artwork for me became a means to learn about who I was who my family is, who our people are here in this place,” he said.“I guess to a certain extent it still speaks to that, my artwork does.”The recent establishment of the Earthline Tattoo Collective in British Columbia presented Evans with a new opportunity.Following in the footsteps of friend and fellow Mi’kmaw artist Jordan Bennett, Evans was selected as one of six Indigenous artists for the collective’s tattoo training residency in Kelowna, B.C.Now he’s inking friends in the basement of his home in St. John’s, including people from Inuit, Mi’kmaq and Métis communities.That includes his friend Stephen George, who already has a tattoo of his great-grandmother on his left arm.On his right, a tattoo of his grandfather.“I wanted something to connect the two ancestors on either arm and what Jerry’s doing now is—I call it Tkaqamkuk, you know, which is Mi’kmaw for Newfoundland, Land over the water,” he said.“The jagged lines are the waves, and the straight line is the land. And the starburst in the middle, well, we’re the People of the Dawn, right? So where the sun first comes up. So it’s all there together.”Evans and George were both denied Indian Status and membership under the Qalipu Mi’kmaq band.But they said status is not what defines them as Mi’kmaq people.“There was different things, bureaucratic, administrative things, that were going on that were quite beyond genealogy or identity issues that make us who we are — cultural things, ceremonial things,” said George.“They can’t be captured in a piece of paper you send to the government.”For Evans, the tattooing and its importance to him and others isn’t something Canada can measure in defining Indigenous people.“It’s part of not just me reclaiming something that was denied our family,” he said. “But it’s something that was denied here in this place for most our people. And it’s a way to reclaim our traditions, our power, and I’m honoured to be able to do this.”firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTREAL – The skies over the world’s largest aerospace market have opened to Bombardier’s C Series aircraft after it won a resounding victory Friday against Boeing Co.U.S. International Trade Commissioners voted 4-0 that Boeing didn’t suffer harm from prospective imports of C Series planes.Boeing launched the trade case last April, arguing that governments in Canada and Britain subsidized the plane’s development and allowed Bombardier to sell it at unfairly low prices.The decision eliminates nearly 300 per cent in duties imposed by the Department of Commerce.“Today’s decision is a victory for innovation, competition, and the rule of law,” the Montreal-based manufacturer said in a news release moments after the vote was announced.The decision was a surprise to many observers who expected the commission would side with Boeing even though they believed the company sustained no harm. Even one government official said Ottawa wouldn’t be surprised by a loss.Several commentators said the ruling restores the commission’s credibility because it wasn’t moved by political calculations or pressure from President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric.The decision caused Bombardier’s stock to shoot up to its highest level in three years. Shares gained more than 15 per cent after the ruling, closing at $3.54.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed the decision.“Canada-United States trade is important to the prosperity of both our countries. This decision will support well-paying middle-class jobs on both sides of the border,” she said in a statement.Chicago-based Boeing said it is disappointed by the decision but will review the commission’s detailed opinions when they are released in the coming days.“We are disappointed that the International Trade Commission did not recognize the harm that Boeing has suffered from the billions of dollars in illegal government subsidies that the Department of Commerce found Bombardier received and used to dump aircraft in the U.S. small single-aisle airplane market,” it said in a statement.Boeing said it will continue to document any harm to Boeing from illegal subsidies and dumping pricing.“We will not stand by as Bombardier’s illegal business practices continue to harm American workers and the aerospace industry they support. Global trade only works if everyone adheres to the rules we have all agreed to. That’s a belief we will continue to defend.”Boeing could appeal or launch a new petition if the C Series are delivered to the U.S. from the Quebec assembly plant, but observers say that would be a mistake.“I think it’s cost them too much in terms of reputation and actually in terms of defence orders for them to appeal,” said Ernie Arvai, a partner at U.S. commercial aviation consultancy AirInsight.Canada’s largest private-sector union responded to the ruling by calling on Bombardier to abandon its plans to build a second assembly line in the southern United States.“Common sense should now trump because there’s absolutely no reason now for the C Series to satisfy the U.S. market be built in Mobile, Ala,” Unifor president Jerry Dias told reporters.“Today is a huge victory for one of Canada’s most important industries and as a Bombardier employee I’m absolutely thrilled and dumbfounded that this decision actually came down.”Bombardier spokesman Simon Letendre said the company and Airbus will proceed with the construction of the second assembly line for the U.S. market.McGill University professor Karl Moore said building the plant is the right move.He expects the orders will flow into Bombardier now that the uncertainty of duties is resolved.“The U.S. is wide open to sell a lot of C Series,” he added.But Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group said he doesn’t believe the ruling will unleash a torrent of orders because so few American airlines ordered the C Series even though it has been available to purchase for a decade.“You could make an argument that the combination of Airbus ownership and the end of this trade complaint might serve as a catalyst but I’m not aware of a whole lot of outstanding U.S. requirements for a plane of this class.”Delta Air Lines Inc. said it looks forward to introducing the CS100 to its fleet. The airline ordered 75 CS100s that were slated to be delivered starting this fall from Mirabel, Que. It has vowed to wait until the new assembly line is built.“Delta is pleased by the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ruling rejecting Boeing’s anti-competitive attempt to deny U.S. airlines and the U.S. travelling public access to the state-of-the-art 110-seat CS100 aircraft when Boeing offers no viable alternative,” it said in a news release.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Unifor is Canada’s biggest union.
Students will travel out to Doig River at 10:00 a.m. and return to school around 2:00 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The grade fours of School District #60 will celebrate Doig Day tomorrow with the Doig River First Nations.Doig Day will see the students travel to Doig River to participate in cultural activities and displays. The children will learn valuable skills like bannock making, tracking, hunting, hyde preparation, and more, during the day.School District #60 has made the trip out to Doig River for over 20 years now and has no plans to stop in the near future.
UN Poster for Peace Contest Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamanifrom Lima, Peru.UN Poster for Peace Contest – First place UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Lijang Sun from China received an honourable mention for his poster entitled “Love Peace No.” UN Poster for Peace Contest Michelle Minzhi Lifrom San Ramon, CA, United States.UN Poster for Peace Contest – Second place UN Poster for Peace Contest Anjali Chandrashekar fromNew York, United States. UN Poster for Peace Contest – Third place UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Roberto Losada Maestre from Spain received an honourable mention for his poster entitled “Clear Nuclear Weapons from the World.” UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Jorge Malo from Spain received an honourable mention for his poster entitled “The Red Beak. ” UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Nadia Anthouli from Greece received an honourable mention for her poster entitled “Who is the Bird Now?” UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Kazem Bokaei from Iran received an honourable mention for his poster entitled “Change for Peace.” UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Anjali Chandrashekar from the US received an honourable mention for her poster entitled “Break Free.” ‹ › Three winners and nine honorable mentions were chosen from among more than 4,100 entries representing 123 countries.First prize winner Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani flew in from Lima, Peru, to accept the accolades for his “Spinning Peace.” It features a nuclear weapon being unraveled into string which is then used to fly kites and balloons, and to jump rope.The 38-year-old said he wanted his image to motivate people “to conscientiously think of how we can save our planet. After all it is our home, it is where we live. ”Second place winner, Michelle Li, began her quest to better the world at age five. The now 15-year-old said she started creating art that ranged in focus from global warming to world peace. Her poster, “Peace in our Hands” features a shadow puppet of a peace dove above a broken nuclear weapon.The winner of the third place, Anjali Chandrashekar, entitled her work “Cutting Barriers through Peace.” It features a peace dove slicing through a nuclear weapon. The 22-year-old was only 10 when she founded “Picture It,” a non-governmental organization that uses imagery to raise awareness and funds for various health, humanitarian and environmental causes.“Nuclear disarmament is usually spoken about on such a high level and I believe that art has the power to humanize some of the most pressing issues that the world faces today,” she told the UN News Centre. “It also transcends barriers of age, language and literacy so I thought this was a great opportunity for me to show that a brush can be mightier than arms.” The awards night included remarks by actor Michael Douglas, who is a UN Messenger of Peace helping to focus worldwide attention on the work of the United Nations. He told the audience that “creativity is essential” to create momentum for nuclear disarmament.All of the winning artwork will be used to support the United Nations message on the importance of disarmament and will be presented in various platforms including exhibits, banners, postcards and calendars, according to the Chief of ODA’s Information Outreach Branch, John Ennis.The contest was organized in partnership with the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, the UN Foundation, the World Federation of the UN and UN Academic Impact. UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Kumi Nakazato from Japan received an honourable mention for her poster entitled “Must Be Zero.” .“Young people did not create nuclear weapons, but it may be their task to eliminate them once and for all,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the award ceremony on 3 May at the UN Headquarters in New York. “At a time of many global needs, it is important that young people are aware of the threat posed by nuclear weapons, and the vital importance of disarmament,” he stressed, adding that he was pleased to see at the number of young people represented in the competition.The Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) and partners launched the UN Poster for Peace contest to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament by inspiring citizens globally to use their artistic talents to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.It commemorates the anniversary of a resolution adopted in 1946 establishing a Commission to deal with problems related to the discovery of atomic energy. UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Sylwia Kuran from the United Kingdom received an honourable mention for her poster entitled “Bomb of Peace.” UN Poster for Peace Contest Winner Honourable Mention Jixin Wang from China received an honourable mention for his poster entitled “War and Peace.”
The pedestrian bridge connecting the Chown Complex and Cairns Complex will be closed until May 6Members of the Brock community using the pedestrian bridge that connects the Chown Complex to the Cairns Complex will have to take a detour for the next three weeks.The East Bridge that links the third floors of both facilities will be closed until May 6.This closure is to accommodate a significant construction change to the doors located at each end of the bridge.“The project team will be reconfiguring the doors, tearing out the frames and inverting their operation,” says Scott Johnstone, facility manager, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.“It is a significant change because they also have to rewire and recertify the security and fire systems related to both buildings at each end of the bridge.”The repair will enhance access and security of both buildings.
The popular One Act Festival is returning to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts this weekend.Students from the Dramatic Arts Directing II course (DART 3P54) have been hard at work developing their plays under the supervision and guidance of instructor Neil Silcox and teaching assistant Kevin Hobbs. The experiential course offers students practical and real-world experience as directors, dramaturges, performers, designers and theatre technicians, often for the first time.Silcox says “Brock does a great job of balancing out the theoretical and experiential aspects of dramatic arts” compared to the other programs he’s worked for.“Developing a strong understanding of theories and then being able to get on your feet and actually do it is the only way to learn to do performing arts,” Silcox says.Directing II students are responsible for selecting a script, auditioning a cast, rehearsing, designing the show and co-ordinating with the dramatic arts production team on all technical needs.This year, the festival is presenting six shows under the theme “Expectation and Reality.”Silcox says he discovered the theme “after reading through each of the students’ chosen acts side by side.”“We didn’t offer this theme to the students and make them try to select something,” he says.This process allows the students to have full control and individuality with their acts, but also challenges them to tweak their shows in a way that highlights the theme more.“Although it may seem cliché, audience members should expect the unexpected,” says Silcox.The shows range from century old to extremely contemporary, absurdism to strongly political, all exploring this year’s theme from a unique angle.Shows being presented this year include Articulation by Alicia Richardson, Your Mother’s Butt by Alan Ball, Echo by Joseph T. Shipley, The Little Stone House by George Calderon, The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco, and The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre by Allan Knee.All shows take place in the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre of the MIWSFPA on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 starting at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is pay-what-you-can and limited paid parking is available nearby. For more information on the 2018 One Act Festival, visit the Dramatic Arts website.
Kal Tire’s Gravity Assist System (GAS) has won more plaudits, this time receiving top honours among a host of products in the International Mechanical and Technology Innovation category at the Electra Mining Africa conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.GAS was one of more than 60 products reviewed across three categories on day two of the show, with the technology’s simplicity and effectiveness marking it out as a winner.This is the first year Electra Mining Africa has launched these awards to recognise new technology and innovations coming from both within South Africa and internationally.As Kal Tire says, the average mining tyre has a lot of lug nuts and, until now, support for the hefty 36 kg torque gun has come through the sheer brawn of tyre technicians.“Today, the GAS essentially renders the activity and the torque gun ‘weightless’, making the process much more safer, efficient and precise. The system reduces common risks associated with torque gun tasks, including pinched fingers, muscle strain and fatigue,” the company says.Eric Bruggeman, CEO SA Capital Equipment Export Council and judge of all the products at Electra Mining, said: “When I reviewed the GAS, I was taken aback at not only the simplicity of the machine, but how robust and effective it will be for tyre technicians on mine sites.“For decades, these technicians have been suffering injuries and strains related to managing very heavy tools, the GAS is one of those things that makes you say, ‘Why hasn’t this been invented before?’”Dan Allan, Senior Vice President of Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, said: “Investing in innovation at Kal Tire means we are developing practical solutions that not only improve the safety of how our teams work but also provide opportunities for vehicles to spend less time in tyre bays.“Our intent is to continually invest in innovation that brings new products and solutions to our customers that help to increase efficiency, productivity and safety.”Kal Tire’s Innovation Centre in Canada has created several exclusive and patented products that have been launched and field-tested in Canada, South America, Australia and Africa.
eklemovicghioneailyeskavaskubisztalnenadicnikcevicoilersorlenpogonpogon szczecinspannesyprzaktoromanovicWisla Plockwisniewskizolotenko Wisla Plock won against Pogoń Szczecin and got promotion to Final Four Polish Cup. After first game in Szczecin everything was open, because of draw 26:26 but during match on Thursday Oilers show who is better team. In the beginning game was quite tight – Szczecin got lead and first positive result for Wisla came over 10th minute, when the goal for 5:4 scored Adam Wiśniewski. Few minutes after that real cannonade was started by Petar Nenadić, who scored five times over. It gave Wisla four goals advantage and to the break they added five more and won 19:10. In second half they had everything under control and played safely. As they admit in press conference, they were keeping forces for next game, that they are playing on Saturday in polish league with Stal Mielec. Finally they won by thirteen goals (33:20) and in new year spring they will play in Final Four Polish Cup.Orlen Wisła Płock: Wichary – Eklemović 1, Spanne 2(1k), Wiśniewski 2, Kubisztal 1, Kavaš 1, Ghionea 4(1k), Zołoteńko 2, Toromanović 3, Syprzak 2, Nenadić 10(2k), Nikčević 4, IlyésGaz-System Pogoń Szczecin: Andreev, Stojković – Kwiatkowski, Biały 3, Marcinkian, Gierak 2(1k), Jedziniak, Chakmakov 2, Smuniewski 1, Konitz, Zaremba 4, Kliszczyk 1, Frelek 1, Zydroń 5(2), Walczak 1TEXT: Michalina Chabowska ← Previous Story Poland (Round 13): Vive Kielce easily defeats Miedz Legnica Next Story → Hungary: Pick Szeged – two days, two victories and charity
Yes (791) YesNoI’m not sureVote I’m not sure (326) Poll Results: No (974) PRIVATE BUS OPERATORS have told an Oireachtas Committee that they could save the State up to €30 million a year if they were allowed to take over 350 subsidised bus routes currently operated by Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus.Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Communications Tom Hayes said the decreasing pool of state funding for public transport is hindering the delivery of some rural services in particular. The Coach Tourism and Transport Council (CTTC) has called for routes to be opened up to bids from private companies when the contracts come up for renewal in 2014.Senator Paschal Mooney criticised the CTTC, who he said were attempting to “cherry pick profitable routes between large centers while not caring about small towns and villages”.Bus Éireann CEO Martin Nolan said that while changes to some routes were necessary to protect jobs, the company is still in a strong position to continue delivering bus services nationwide.Would you welcome more privatisation of bus routes?
Ultrabooks tend to all fall into the same category: slim, silver, and aluminum. More often than not, you’ll find a Core i3 or Core i5 processor under the hood and not much else that stands out. This is perfectly OK for the average user, especially at the $500-600 price points, but Dell made sure to go a step further with their XPS lineup.The XPS 13 differs from the traditional ultrabook in just about every way. It is still ultra-slim and is built around a 13.3-inch screen, but that’s where the similarities end. The base of the chassis is made from carbon fiber, while the top cover is aluminum and the magnesium palm rest is covered in soft-touch paint. The 13.3-inch screen has a nearly frameless design covered in Gorilla Glass.This model comes powered by a 2nd gen Core i7 processor for more processing power than you find in most ultrabooks. While we would prefer to see an Ivy Bridge (3rd generation) chip in this machine, you also won’t find an Ivy Bridge chip in a machine at this price. The CPU is a tradeoff that is well worth the savings in our book. The 256GB SSD included more than makes up for any performance difference there.Port selection is on the slim side, in keeping with the slim profile, and amount to one USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, Mini DisplayPort, and audio output. The whole package is backed up by a one year warranty that includes in-home service and 24×7 premium phone support at no extra cost.This 2012 model lists at a massive $1,449.99, but Dell is looking to blow them out with a serious drop down to just $799.99. You won’t find a 2013 model with a Core i7 and 256GB SSD anywhere near this amount, much less one that has a premium design. If this beauty catches your interest you’ll need to hurry as quantities are limited.Dell XPS 13 Core i7 ultrabook with 256GB SSD for $799.99 + free shipping (reg. $1,449.99 | use coupon Q2BK?X3$7TVTWG | ends soon) Update: This deal has ended, but you can find the latest Dell XPS 13 2nd gen deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Other notable deals:HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Wireless Network Printer for $149.99 + free shipping (reg. $329.99 | use coupon 15LOGICBUY | ends soon)Star Wars Interactive R2D2 Robot for $165.10 + free shipping (reg. $199.99)Crucial M4 256GB SSD (CT256M4SSD2) for $183.99 + $2.99 shipping (reg. $299.99)
Eau : le monde arabe menacé d’une grave pénurie Croissance démographique, changement climatique, pollution : autant de facteurs qui menacent les déjà faibles ressources en eau des pays arabes. Selon une étude publiée par le Forum arabe pour l’environnement et le développement (Afed), cette région du monde pourrait, d’ici à 2015, devoir faire face à une grave pénurie d’eau.Si aucune mesure urgente n’est mise en œuvre, chaque habitant du monde arabe devra survivre avec moins de 500 mètres cubes d’eau par an. Une quantité qui représente moins d’un dixième de la moyenne mondiale, qui dépasse 6.000 mètres cubes, estime l’Afed dans son rapport. “Le monde arabe connaît déjà une crise de l’eau qui ne cessera de s’aggraver si rien n’est fait”, alerte-t-il avant de souligner que l’approvisionnement par habitant a déjà diminué de 75% par rapport à son niveau de 1960.À lire aussiRétention d’eau : symptômes, remèdes, causes, que faire en cas d’oedème ?Treize pays arabes figurent parmi les 19 pays du monde les plus pauvres en eau. Dans huit d’entre eux, les habitants se contentent de moins de 200 mètres cubes par an. Première cause de cette situation alarmante : la croissance démographique très rapide des pays de la région. D’après les prévisions de l’Onu, la population du monde arabe devrait passer de 360 millions aujourd’hui à 600 millions à l’horizon 2050. A cela s’ajoute le changement climatique qui aggrave la situation. L’Afed estime que d’ici la fin du siècle, les pays arabes pourraient être confrontés à une baisse de 25% des précipitations alliée à une hausse de 25% des taux d’évaporation. L’agriculture sera l’une des premières victimes de cette pénurie, un secteur qui représente 85% de la consommation en eau de la région, contre 70% pour la moyenne mondiale.Pour enrayer cette menace, l’Afed prône des changements radicaux de pratiques et de politiques. Des mesures d’urgence doivent être mises en œuvre, pour développer le recyclage des eaux usées, notamment, mais aussi mettre un terme à l’utilisation excessive de la désalinisation. En dépit de sa rareté, l’eau est souvent gaspillée dans le monde arabe, en raison de ses prix relativement faibles permis par des subventions. “Une eau gratuite est une eau gaspillée”, déplore le rapport, indiquant que les prix moyens dans la région couvrent seulement 35% des coûts de production de l’eau et seulement 10% de ceux de l’eau dessalée.Le 11 novembre 2010 à 10:14 • Emmanuel Perrin
Each weekday morning, custody officers escort jail inmates, handcuffed together in a colorful human chain, into the Clark County Courthouse.They wear jail clothes in hues of orange, blue and green.While confined in jail, these uniforms are their pajamas, their gym clothes and their “street” clothes. The clothes also convey meaning to custody officers. Certain colors signify accusations of violence or unruly behavior and even a range of emotions, from rebellion to despair.One of the comforts of freedom is choosing one’s own clothes. Inmates are stripped of that privilege, as well as almost any embellishment, including makeup, jewelry and accessories.Instead, they enter a color-coded world aimed at maintaining security, order and frugality.Selecting clothesInmates in the Clark County Jail aren’t allowed to choose which color they wear. Booking officers do that. Their color selection signifies whether an inmate has been accused of a violent crime or if he or she is prone to unruly behavior.“They look at their character, how they’re behaving and what their charge is,” said former jail chief Jackie Webster, who retired in April after 33 years on the job.Makeup, jewelry and other accessories are confiscated at booking time to protect inmates’ possessions and to prevent fights over items. Inmates also receive a rolled-up sheet, blank and towel, a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, pencils, paper and envelopes.