Nods for Adani coal mine in 3 weeks Oz states premier

first_imgMelbourne: The process to obtain final approvals for Indian energy giant Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Australia will be settled within three weeks, the leader of the country’s Queensland state said on Friday as she sought to expedite the controversy-hit project. If given the green light, Adani could begin breaking ground at its Carmichael mine site within weeks, after more than eight years of planning.Adani group entered Australia in 2010 with the purchase of the greenfield Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland, and the Abbot Point port near Bowen in the north. The massive coal mine in Queensland state has been a controversial topic, with the project expected to produce 2.3 billion tonnes of low-quality coal. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsIn addition to its impact on Climate Change, environmentalists have argued the mine could do serious damage to Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Another major concern about the environmental impacts of the proposed mine has been that it would wipe out the most important habitat of the threatened black-throated finch. Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the two last final approvals involving groundwater and endangered black-throat finch will be settled within the next three weeks. According to media reports, Palaszczuk said the black-throated finch plan decision is due by the May 31, the groundwater management plan decision is due by the June 13th this year. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief”I know initially people thought this was months, and what I’m announcing today is it’s in a matter of weeks,” she said in Cairns. “Everybody needs to have these issues resolved. That’s the timeframe the Coordinator General has set,” she added. Earlier this week, Palascczuk ordered the state’s Coordinator-General to bring Adani and the state environmental authority together for discussions stating that she was ‘fed up’ with the ongoing delays. While the post the final approval, the mining giant could start the work on the mine within weeks the coal exports could take up to two years. “Now it’s really a case for the independent regulator to work through their internal processes and then they can make a determination and then we will be in a position to then start construction,” ABC news quoted Chief Executive of Adani Australia Lucas Dow as saying. “We’re not expecting any significant surprises. Our construction activity will start as almost immediately as we’ve got these approvals,” he said. Dow said over the past 18 months the company had so far produced 11 versions of its groundwater plan and seven for the black-throated finch. The groundwater management plan has failed to meet key environmental requirements, including identifying the source of protected desert springs. Last month, the Federal Government granted its final environmental approvals for the project days before the election was called. While construction at the mine could begin with approvals, Adani’s proposed railway line plan is yet to be finalised. Dow said the state’s Coordinator-General would also be publishing dates for other key activities, including the deadline of completion for the rail line’s deed of access and required sublease. “That will also give us certainty and will also give the folks of central Queensland certainty of our project being able to proceed and deliver those jobs,” he said.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods Foundation Supports Military Families

first_imgThe Tiger Woods Foundation is excited to announce plans to expand services and programs for children from military families.In celebration of Veterans Day, the Tiger Woods Foundation is fundraising for this critical cause from Nov. 6-8, where donations as little as $1 will help bring vital support for children of the U.S. military.“As a proud supporter of the men and women in our Armed Forces, Intelligent Decisions is very proud to match every donation dollar for dollar,” Harry Martin said. “These programs not only provide excellent educational experiences, but also a sense of community for the children whose families sacrifice so much for our freedom.”To date, the Tiger Woods Foundation has served children from military families through the Earl Woods Scholarship Program and the Tiger Woods Learning Centers, with programs and services designed specifically for them. This includes the Foundation’s award-winning STEM-based curricula, which offers a variety of hands-on activities, including fingerprinting, DNA analysis, hair and fiber analysis and chromatography. Further, military families are supported via the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, where 100 percent of scholars graduate with a bachelor’s degree.“My wife and I cannot express our heartfelt gratitude enough to the staff and the generosity of those who provided a scholarship for my son,” said a parent of a TWLC Military Summer Academy participant whose child attended at no cost to the family. “There was no way I could have afforded this camp for him, and this opportunity was ‘once in a lifetime.’”Donations will help provide classroom materials, including pH testing kits, DNA analysis and fingerprint identification equipment, microscopes and digital portrait software. For example: $5 provides a student with evidence collection materials, $10 provides diffraction glasses for 50 students, $20 provides DNA analysis equipment for 25 students, $50 outfits a class with fingerprint identification supplies, $100 supplies each student with pH testing kits, $250 creates simulated forensic lab for up to 200 students, $500 provides digital portrait software and $1,000 provides microscopes for 10 students.The fundraising campaign will be conducted on TigerWoodsFoundation.org, and every dollar will be matched by Intelligent Decisions. Participants from around the world can contribute as little as $1 directly to the TWLC military curriculum.The three-day campaign, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. ET, will conclude Friday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. ET. In addition, everyone who donates will receive an exclusive Tiger Woods personalized, digitally autographed Digigraph photo, as THANKS for their generous support!last_img read more

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Sports camp teaches Mohawk youth more than just athletics

Ottawa to provide long term support for Churchill rail line port new

first_imgThe Canadian PressA partnership taking over a port and broken railway in northern Manitoba says it hopes it’s the start of a new era of jobs and economic growth in the Churchill region.First Nations and municipalities that are part of the deal will be first in line for jobs and contracts.Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says that’s in keeping with agreements that govern business on Aboriginal land in the area.The rail line is the only land link to Churchill on Hudson Bay, and damage from flooding in 2017 forced fuel and food to be flown into the town at exorbitant costs.On Friday, the federal government announced the sale of the Hudson Bay Railway, the Port of Churchill and the Churchill Marine Tank Farm.One of the new partners says Ottawa is providing long-term financial aid, although no cash figure has been released.“Over the last eight months we have been working diligently with our many partners to come together, develop a business plan and satisfy the principles for successful new ownership,” Paul Rivett, president of Fairfax Financial Holdings, said in a release Tuesday.“The government of Canada acknowledges the value and importance of our inclusive group and is supportive of our efforts providing a long-term support package through Western Diversification and Export Development Canada.”U.S.-based owner Omnitrax had refused to repair the line, which the company said had been losing money for years and would cost tens of millions of dollars to fix.Jim Carr, federal minister of international trade diversification, said on Friday the government believes there is “real potential for the line and the ports to be profitable.”The private-public partnership taking over is called Arctic Gateway Group and consists of Toronto-based Fairfax, AGT Limited Partnership of Regina and Missinippi Rail Limited Partnership, which is a consortium of First Nations.Missinippi Rail has 50 per cent ownership.Rivett said a contract has been awarded to Cando Rail and Paradox to repair the rail line and upgrade the port “to efficiently operate freight and passenger services to the northern communities and the port.”“We are racing against time to attempt to restore services prior to the winter season,” he said.The First Nations involved included the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, Fox Lake Cree Nation, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation and York Factory First Nation.“This is a strong deal for our northern First Nation communities and a strong departure from the status quo of uncertainty over the future operation of these critical pieces of infrastructure,” Dumas said.“I am proud of our people and look forward to the successes that this project will enable.”The new owners were to be in Churchill on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Tiwari CM didnt want benefits of Ayushman to reach Delhiites

first_imgNew Delhi: Addressing the Resident welfare associations (RWAs) Office bearers in North East Delhi,Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said that one cannot understand why the Chief Minister of Delhi does not want that the benefits of Prime Minister Narender Modi’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana should reach to lakhs of people of Delhi. Manoj Tiwari said that lakhs of people have been benefitted by the Aayushman Bharat Yojna initiated by the Central Government for crores of poor people but by not implementing it in Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has deprived lakhs of people of getting treatment even for serious illness. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe said, “One can understand but playing with the lives of lakhs of needy people will prove costly for Kejriwal Government. The people will give him a befitting reply in 2019 Loksabha Elections.” Delhi BJP’s Jhuggi-Jhopdi Cell, Media and Social Media Department and IT Department initiated a public awareness campaign to apprise the people about free Medical Treatment up to Rs. five lakh under Aayushman Bharat Yojna amongst the J J Dwellers by holding swasthya suvidha camp in Khera Village of Seemapur. Jhuggi-Jhopdi Cell Convener Umesh Verma said that if any member of an ordinary family suddenly falls ill then it becomes very expensive for the family to get that member treated and sometimes it goes beyond their capacity.last_img read more

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UK report finds technical risks in Huawei network gear

LONDON — British cybersecurity inspectors have found significant technical issues in Chinese telecom supplier Huawei’s software that they say pose risks for the country’s telecom companies.The annual report Thursday said there is only “limited assurance” that long-term national security risks from Huawei’s involvement in critical British telecom networks can be adequately managed.The report adds pressure on Huawei, which is at the centre of a geopolitical battle between the U.S. and China.The U.S. government wants its European allies to ban the company from next-generation mobile networks set to roll out in coming years over fears Huawei gear could be used for cyberespionage.The report noted that Britain’s cybersecurity authorities did not believe the defects were a result of “Chinese state interference.”The Associated Press read more

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Burlington residents fear flooding

In Burlington, residents hit hard by last year’s summer storm have fears of flooding again. 35 hundred homes flooded in Burlington in August 2014. And when we have weather like this, many people who live here get nervous “Everybody is nervous on this street. Rain used to be not a big deal, and now that anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach that just comes and you can’t get rid of it” said resident Juke Bauer, who remembers last years flood. “We had about 6 feet of water our whole basement flooded and then about 2 feet into our second level. We lost quite a bit.”Thousands of Burlington residents were trying to bail our their basements last year when an unprecedented storm dumped 2 months worth of rain in about 6 hours. I shut down the QEW, trapping cars and drenching neighbourhoods. About 35 hundred homes were flooded.“Everyone keeps their fingers crossed that its not going to happen again. We have done everything right. We have done our down spouts, put the back check valve in.” read more

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Ohio State womens lacrosse overpowers San Diego State 1911

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team claimed a victory against the San Diego State Aztecs, 19-11, at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Wednesday night after tying its season-high for most goals in a period. Thanks to a team-high of five points off three assists and two goals by sophomore attackman Jackie Cifarelli, OSU improved to 5-6 overall and 4-1 at home. The Buckeyes played at full speed in the first half of the game, scoring 12 points and shooting with 63 percent accuracy. Less than a minute into the match, Cifarelli made the first score of the game. After another 20 minutes, OSU had built a 9-2 lead. The Aztecs, though, would answer and trade goals back and forth with OSU, but OSU didn’t lose the lead, going into the half with a score of 12-5. Junior attackman Katie Chase said it was teamwork that got OSU going. “We started playing together really well,” Chase said. “Our defense got some really big stops for us and our attack got it flowing. Once we got into the flow of the game, our goals just kept coming. It was a strong team effort all around.” Coming out of the game’s intermission, though, the Aztecs scored four goals in the first five minutes of the half, cutting OSU’s lead to three, 12-9. Chase, though, said the comeback was expected. “We knew that was going to happen,” she said. “We just needed to get back in the flow of our game.” The Buckeyes quickly called a timeout, and after that, they controlled the rest of the half. Chase said remembering the team’s theme this year provided the boost necessary. “Our theme is ‘Buckeye Strong,’ be strong all over the field,” Chase said. “Our thing this year is just playing with heart, playing like you want it all over the field, play for each other.” The Buckeyes went on to score five consecutive goals and earn their biggest lead of the game, 18-10, with just more than 10 minutes left in the game. “San Diego State is a great team,” OSU’s women’s lacrosse coach Alexis Venechanos said. “They took us to our last limits and it was a very challenging game but we definitely responded so we are able to take some positives.” The Buckeyes finished with 11 saves and 15 groundballs despite 22 fouls and seven turnovers. OSU is scheduled to take on Vanderbilt at noon Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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The Cavs Shooting Went To Hell In Game 1

In particular, Cleveland’s postseason offense was off the charts. Before Thursday’s game, the Cavs had been scoring 14.8 more points per 100 possessions than would have been expected from an average NBA team against the same slate of playoff opponents. No other team was even close to that level of offensive execution — the second-best playoff offense belonged to the Oklahoma City Thunder, at +5.8; the difference between Cleveland and OKC was roughly the same as the difference between OKC and the 12th-ranked Dallas Mavericks.The Cavs protected the ball pretty well and did a good job on the offensive glass, but the main component of their prodigious scoring output was a spell of outrageous shooting accuracy. And that’s what the Warriors’ defense short-circuited when Golden State defeated Cleveland in the Finals opener Thursday night.Before the Finals, Cleveland had been earning reasonably good looks at the basket — defined by quantified shot quality (qSQ), a metric that tracks the “difficulty” of every shot based on its location and other variables. But the Cavs’ greatest postseason edge had been in shot-making, aka quantified shooter impact (qSI): knocking down even more shots — as measured by effective field goal percentage (eFG%) — than would be expected from their baseline qSQ. And the Cavs’ shooters only seemed to be gaining steam; their two best qSI performances of the postseason came in the two closing games of the Eastern Conference finals. Going into the Finals, no team was even close to Cleveland’s +5.1 postseason qSI.In Game 1 against Golden State, however, Cleveland’s shooting was way off the mark. According to qSQ, the quality of the Cavs’ looks was practically identical to what it had been throughout the playoffs,2In fact, Cleveland’s qSQ in Game 1 was a tenth of a point higher. but the team’s (eFG%) was a staggering 14.2 points lower than it had been in the rest of the playoffs. In terms of qSI, Game 1 was Cleveland’s worst shot-making performance of the postseason, with the Cavs’ top four shooters — Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — combining to shoot for an eFG% nearly 8 percentage points below expected.(Put another way, if we take qSI at face value, that 8-point shortfall means the errant shooting by that quartet cost the Cavs about 11 points. Overall, Cleveland’s poor qSI left about 14.5 total points on the table — in a game that it ultimately lost by 15.)The result was Cleveland’s second-worst offensive performance of the postseason (according to points above average per 100 possessions, which adjusts for strength of schedule) and only its second below-average offensive game: The only outing that ranked worse was the Cavs’ loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the conference finals, and that performance came in a relatively low-leverage situation: Cleveland was up 2-0 in a series it was heavily favored to win. By contrast, after Thursday’s game, our playoff simulations give the Cavaliers a paltry 21 percent probability of winning the championship.If Cleveland beats those odds, it will probably involve a return to its hot-shooting ways. And the good news is that shot-making is pretty variable from game to game, so the Cavs could very well bounce back in Game 2. But there’s no denying that Game 1 was the stuff of nightmares for Cleveland and its fans: The Warriors neutralized the weapon that had carried Cleveland this deep into the playoffs.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Before facing the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers had at least one thing going for them: a sterling postseason résumé. Although their hopes of a fo’-fo’-fo’-fo’ were dashed in the conference finals, the Cavs cruised through the playoffs in only two more games than the minimum, compiling metrics along the way that helped Cleveland stand head and shoulders above the pack — even after accounting1Using schedule-adjusted per-possession ratings like I did here. for the weakness of the Eastern Conference: read more

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Alice is going back to the beginning in Resident Evil The Final

first_imgResident Evil: The Final Chapter promises to be the last installment in the Resident Evil (movie) series. Several times, in fact. The Resident Evil film franchise is wrapping up and that means Alice is headed back to Raccoon City to meet her maker, Dr. Alexander Isaacs (Game of Thrones‘ Iain Glen).As you can see above, Alice looks more than happy about it, too.Also returning are Ali Larter as Claire Redfield and Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker, while Orange is the New Black‘s Ruby Rose joins the cast as Abigail.The Final Chapter will pick up where Resident Evil: Retribution left off, and just watching Alice hop a motorcycle and head back into the now decimated Raccoon City while Guns and Roses plays is enough to suck me right back in for another (is it really the final?) chapter.Resident Evil’s success is based on its ability to put butts in seats, create enough action to make it a fun ride, and put together a story that’s plausible enough (as far as video game movies go) to make sense so you can enjoy the ass-kicking, blood, guts, gadgets, and one-liners.The trailer alone is all of the above. Special kudos to whoever edited this, because it’s a thing of beauty.Also a thing of beauty? Milla Jovovich, who never looks happier than when she’s covered in dust, blood, and leather. She’s learned exactly what her strengths are as an actress and she’s made them work for her time and time again.Personally, I’m super excited to see Iain Glen and, now that I realize he’s been in the last two movies, I’m going to have to watch them this weekend just so I can make eyes at him. I have a Ser Jorah crush. I admit it.Resident Evil: The Final Chapter comes to theaters January of 2017, just in time for Resident Evil 7. I’ll just watch this trailer a few more times so I can stand the wait.last_img read more

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411 WWE Results Nottingham England ReignsBig Show

first_img SPOILERS: 7/20 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Network Netflix and WWE Studios announce The Big Show is getting his own comedy series 4/11 WWE Results: Nottingham, England* Neville def. Finn Balor.* WWE Tag Team Champions Cesro & Tyson Kidd def. The New Day.* R-Truth def. Xavier Woods.* Jimmy Uso def. Fandango.* WWE Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler & Erick Rowan def. Bray Wyatt, Sheamus and Bad News Barrett.* Natalya, Emma & Summer Rae def. Alicia Fox, Cameron & Rosa.* Damien Sandow def. The Miz.* Roman Reigns def. Big Show in a Street Fight match.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 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 Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Pinterest Videos Articles Triple H WhatsApp Xavier Woods Videos Articles Twitter Videos Articlescenter_img Google+ Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia The Miz Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 7/19 NXT UK TV Tapings from Plymouth, England to air on the WWE Networklast_img read more

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Digital and DVD release date for Fighting With My Family based on

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil: Tickets (Spot) Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins: Not Holding Back Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Now Playing Up Next Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Paige undergoes successful neck surgery; King of the Ring semi-finals and finals locations New York City Becomes Largest City To Declare Climate Emergency The “Fighting With My Family” movie based on the life and WWE career of Paige will be released on DVD and digital beginning May 14.The film, which premiered in theaters on February 14, made $22,259,819 domestically according to statistics released by BoxOfficeMojo.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of conventionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:20/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 58.68%0:04Remaining Time -1:17 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 Dwayne Johnson Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR David Beckham honoured for his contribution to sports Paige to undergo a second neck surgery, pulled from SummerSlam weekend appearances Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns to appear on the cover of WWE 2K20 video gamelast_img read more

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Sadio Mane chooses Liverpools biggest win of the season

first_imgLiverpool forward Sadio Mane has picked the club’s 4-3 win over Crystal Palace as their biggest win in the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.Jurgen Klopp’s side showed resilience to come from a goal down in the second half to secure a narrow win against the Eagles in a tough game’ at Anfield.Two goals from Mohamed Salah and one each from Roberto Firmino and Mane in the second-half canceled out goals from Andros Townsend, James Tomkins, and Max Meyer as the Reds maintained their dominance at the summit of the league table.When asked by the club’s website if the victory over Roy Hodgson’s men was his side’s biggest win after the encounter, Mane said, as quoted by Goal:“100 percent.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“For sure, it was not our best performance but the most important thing for us was the three points. We got them and everybody is happy.”“They played very well in the first half. They scored goals, they were very compact and it was difficult for us to pass between the lines.”“In the second half, we tried to push with the fans behind us and we scored two quick goals. At 3-2 it became more difficult and then we scored the fourth goal.”“It was still a very tough game but [we got] three points.”last_img read more

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Times 100 Most Influential Hacked

first_imgIn addition to voting moot to the top of the list, the hackers apparently rearranged the top 21 names so that the first letter of their names—looking down the list—spelled out the phrase “Marblecake Also the Game.” The online poll closes April 28, the spokesperson said. Even Time.com isn’t immune to hackers. The magazine’s annual online poll of the top 100 most influential people in government, science, technology and the arts has been flooded with fake votes by followers of 4chan, an online message board.Taking advantage of an apparent lack of authentication or validation of the online process, hackers used “autovoters” to inundate the Time poll with millions of votes for “moot,” a pseudonym of Christopher Poole, operator of 4chan. Voting went live March 19.“We took many preventative measures to maintain the integrity of the Time 100 poll on Time.com, and moot has a passionate community of users who worked to influence the poll,” a Time spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:.Time editors traditionally include the person with the most votes online in the magazine’s official list, which is to appear in the May 1 issue.last_img read more

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NEED TO GET OR RENEW YOUR PASSPORT Wilmington Library Boston Passport Agency

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Need a new passport? Visit the Passport Day Event at the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9am to 1pm.Presented by the Boston Passport Agency and the Library, the event is open to everyone. Walk-ins are welcome, but to schedule an appointment in advance, email your name and phone number to BostonPassportDay@state.gov.To apply for a U.S. Passport Book and/or card, attendees must bring a completed U.S. Passport Application or U.S. Password Renewal Application (which can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov), Citizenship Evidence, Photocopy of Citizenship Evidence, Identification, Photocopy of Identification, Passport Photo, and Check or Money Order For Payment. Please see the flyer below for specifics as to what exactly to bring. 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… RelatedNEED TO GET OR RENEW YOUR PASSPORT? Wilmington Library & Boston Passport Agency To Hold Passport Event On May 12In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For May 12, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Memorial Library Receives $7,500 Federal Grant To Provide Programs On Healthy AgingIn “Community”last_img read more

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HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019

first_img Computex 2019 Computex 2019 Share your voice Preview • HP Omen X: A battery-powered VR backpack for cutting the virtual cable Tags Laptops Desktops $1,199 HP strives for novel style with its Envy and Elite laptops CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above HP Omen X Compact Desktop May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED One of the wood-veneered Envys. Sarah Tew/CNET Among HP’s blizzard of announcements at Computex 2019, a handful stand out from the run-of-the-mill refreshes. For sheer novelty, there’s the new Wood series option for its Envy laptops and convertibles, with wood veneers on the palm rests  and touchpad. They definitely add a little pizzazz to a metal body, though I’m not sure the touchpad is a good place for veneer. HP plans to start offering it in the fall but hasn’t announced pricing.HP EliteBook x2The Elite x2 G4, which allows you to detach the screen to use it as a tablet, wraps its body in leather. Sarah Tew/CNET And following up the splashy launch of the consumer Spectre Folio at the end of 2018, HP’s adapted the leather-clad design for its Microsoft Surface-competitor business detachable, the Elite x2 G4. The x2 also incorporates HP’s Sure View privacy screen technology.The Elite x2 G4 is slated to ship in August starting at $1,500.12-hp-nda-laptop-workstation-loriThe ZBook mobile workstation line debuts the 17-inch Dreamcolor display with a DCI-P3 gamut. Sarah Tew/CNET Less pretty but more practical, HP has updated its ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations with an option for a new 4K Dreamcolor display capable of the DCI-P3 gamut (Dreamcolor is HP’s color-controlled display system and has traditionally been Adobe RGB) as well as a configuration option for the new Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics processor. While the new mobile processor is in designed to fit in thinner systems, hopefully it will allow big systems like these ZBooks to attain improved battery life. HP Omen X Compact Desktop See it May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 • See All And if you needed another sign that there’s more enthusiasm for VR among commercial users than consumers, HP has rejiggered its VR backpack strategy: There’s no more Omen X Compact Desktop. Instead HP is merging its commercial line with the consumer line, dispensing with the “Omen X” gaming branding and going with the “HP VR Backpack” name and a lower-key design. It’s been refreshed with slight improvements to the harness — the battery packs sit higher now near the kidneys rather than on the hips — and battery swapping is a little quicker. You can use it with the new HP Reverb VR headset. Post a comment May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know reading • HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019 0 19 Photos Virtual Reality HP Microsoft Nvidialast_img read more

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Watch the Porsche Taycan sprint to 124 mph 26 times in a

first_imgGetting to test the upcoming Porsche Taycan EV ahead of anyone else is pretty awesome. But what could make it even cooler? Being given the chance to beat the ever-loving heck out of the thing… for science.Jonny Smith of The Fully Charged Show on YouTube was recently given the chance to test the Porsche Taycan’s launch-control repeatability. For the test, Smith smashed the accelerator and sent Porsche’s first all-electric car to 124 miles per hour more than two dozen times. Despite the abuse, the time difference between the fastest and slowest runs was only 0.8 seconds.Porsche owes the Taycan’s repeat-launch-control ability to a few factors. The automaker points to the two permanent-magnet electric motors at each axle, which have a unique kind of assembly that allows more copper in each stator, improving output while simultaneously providing for more efficient cooling. Porsche also noted the thermal management system, which was built specifically for the Taycan to ensure this kind of repeatability. Enlarge ImageThat’s a lot o’ hustle. Porsche It goes without saying that Smith inevitably compares the Taycan’s capabilities to that of Ludicrous Mode in Tesla’s most powerful electrics. While the US automaker’s cars offer up warnings about repeated use of its brutal acceleration setting, the Taycan offers no such thing. It’s not nearly as quick as Tesla’s cars, but the repetition makes up for it.Since the car has yet to make its debut, which is set to change in a matter of weeks, Smith wasn’t able to show us anything about the car’s interior. The camera angles are all tight, hiding the dashboard, while a windshield-mounted camera shows Smith sitting on a seat that’s clearly been deliberately covered to hide its details. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see the whole thing, but it’s good to know that it can perform as a Porsche should. Share your voice Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Luxury cars Performance Cars More From Roadshow Porsche 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 42 Photos Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden Porsche Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan Comments Tags 5:27 2last_img read more

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Car rams into soldiers outside Paris six injured

first_imgOfficials and rescuers gather near vehicles after a car slammed into soldiers on patrol in Levallois-Perret, outside Paris. Photo: AFPA car slammed into soldiers on patrol outside Paris on Wednesday, injuring six people, two of them seriously, police said.The vehicle took off after the incident, which took place at about 8:00 am (0600 GMT) in the northwestern suburb of Levallois-Perret.Police described the incident as an “apparently deliberate act”.France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on security forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist sites.An 18-year-old with a history of psychological problems was arrested on Saturday at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife and shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest).He told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP.In February, a man armed with a machete attacked four soldiers on patrol at Paris’s Louvre Museum, while in April another extremist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees.In June, a 40-year-old Algeria doctorate student who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.last_img read more

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15 Afghan Taliban killed in Afghanistan

first_imgSuspected Islamic State militants attacked Taliban fighters attending a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday and killed at least 15 in the latest violence between the rival groups, officials said.Another five Taliban were wounded in the attack on a house in Sayad district in Sari Pul province, the provincial police chief Abdul Qayum Baqizoi told AFP.A Taliban commander was among the dead, Baqizoi added.The attackers, who were armed with guns and grenades, fled the area.The Sari Pul governor’s spokesman Zabiullah Amani confirmed the death toll.”Daesh and Taliban have been fighting each other for more than two months in (neighbouring) Jowzjan and Sari Pul, killing hundreds on both sides,” Amani said, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.The Taliban has not commented on the attack. IS did not immediately claim responsibility.IS first emerged in Afghanistan in 2014, overrunning large parts of the eastern provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar near the Pakistan border, where it engaged in a turf war with the Taliban.The group has since expanded north and has been battling the Taliban as well as Afghan and US forces.While the Taliban is Afghanistan’s largest militant group, IS has a small but potent presence in the country and has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to carry out devastating attacks in urban areas, including Kabul.last_img read more

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Dengue not out of control yet Quader

first_imgRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the prevailing dengue situation is alarming and difficult to deal with, but not out of control yet, reports UNB.He made the remarks while delivering his speech at a photo show organised by Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, marking the Month of Mourning, at Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy in the capital.“According to media reports, some 17,000 people have been infected with dengue virus in the country. And 13,000 of them have already got back home after receiving medical treatment. You can say the situation is epidemic or whatever, but we’re working to face the situation recognising the reality,” he said.The minister went on saying, “We’ve taken this as a challenge. We’ll confront the situation under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”He said they all are worried about the situation. “The leader (PM) is concerned. She’s receiving treatment in London; yet she’s constantly consulting us and giving us directives.”When the Health Minister was abroad, his ministry’s activities did not stop, Quader said adding: “Now instructions can be given on mobile phones. He (Health Minister) may go abroad for an emergency work; he didn’t go without permission. One minister is not the full of a ministry. He has already returned home.” Quader said there is nothing unique in dengue cases in Bangladesh as it has spread in many other countries of the world.So far, he said, 800 people have died of dengue in the Philippines, and one lakh have been infected there. They have declared the situation a national disaster, he added.Quader said dengue has also spread in Vietnam. The number of dengue infected people in India is low, but it is high in Indonesia. Many people have been affected in Thailand and Singapore as well, said the minister.last_img read more

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