Himalayan glaciers melting doubled since 2000 Study

first_imgWashington: Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled since the start of the 21st century due to rising temperatures, losing over a vertical foot and half of ice each year and potentially threatening water supply for hundreds of millions of people in countries including India, a study has found.The analysis, spanning 40 years of satellite observations across India, China, Nepal and Bhutan, is the latest and perhaps most convincing indication that climate change is eating the Himalayas’ glaciers, researchers said. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaIt indicates that glaciers have been losing the equivalent of more than a vertical foot and half of ice each year since 2000 — double the amount of melting that took place from 1975 to 2000. “This is the clearest picture yet of how fast Himalayan glaciers are melting over this time interval, and why,” said Joshua Maurer, a PhD candidate at Columbia University in the US. While not specifically calculated in the study, the glaciers may have lost as much as a quarter of their enormous mass over the last four decades, said Maurer, lead author of the study published in the journal Science Advances. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahCurrently harbouring some 600 billion tonnes of ice, the Himalayas are sometimes called the earth’s “Third Pole.” The study synthesises data from across the region, stretching from early satellite observations to the present. The synthesis indicates that the melting is consistent in time and space, and that rising temperatures are to blame. Temperatures vary from place to place, but from 2000 to 2016 they have averaged one degree Celsius higher than those from 1975 to 2000. Researchers analysed repeat satellite images of some 650 glaciers spanning 2,000 kilometers from west to east. Many of the 20th-century observations came from recently declassified photographic images taken by US spy satellites. They created an automated system to turn these into 3D models that could show the changing elevations of glaciers over time. They then compared these images with post-2000 optical data from more sophisticated satellites, which more directly convey elevation changes. They found that from 1975 to 2000, glaciers across the region lost an average of about 0.25 metres of ice each year in the face of slight warming. Following a more pronounced warming trend starting in the 1990s, starting in 2000 the loss accelerated to about half a metre annually. Recent yearly losses have averaged about 8 billion tonnes of water, or the equivalent 3.2 million Olympic-size swimming pools, said Maurer. Asian nations are burning ever-greater loads of fossil fuels and biomass, sending soot into the sky, researchers said. Much of it eventually lands on snowy glacier surfaces, where it absorbs solar energy and hastens melting. Researchers compiled temperature data during the study period from ground stations and then calculated the amount of melting that observed temperature increases would be expected to produce. They then compared those figures with what actually happened. They matched. “It looks just like what we would expect if warming were the dominant driver of ice loss,” Maurer said. The Himalayas are generally not melting as fast as the Alps, but the general progression is similar, say the researchers. The study does not include the huge adjoining ranges of high-mountain Asia such as the Pamir, Hindu Kush or Tian Shan, but other studies suggest similar melting is underway there as well. Some 800 million people depend in part on seasonal runoff from Himalayan glaciers for irrigation, hydropower and drinking water. The accelerated melting appears so far to be swelling runoff during warm seasons, but scientists project that this will taper off within decades as the glaciers lose mass. This will eventually lead to water shortages. Even on Mount Everest, long-lost corpses of climbers who failed to return are emerging from melting ice and snow along trails. The study shows that “even glaciers in the highest mountains of the world are responding to global air temperature increases driven by the combustion of fossil fuels,” said Joseph Shea, a glacial geographer at the University of Northern British Columbia in Canadia who was not involved in the study. “In the long term, this will lead to changes in the timing and magnitude of streamflow in a heavily populated region,” said Shea.last_img read more

Ottawa spending 27M to bring internet to 1500 houses in remote Newfoundland

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The federal government is spending $27 million to bring high-speed internet to around 1,500 households in 70 rural and remote communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.Federal cabinet minister Seamus O’Regan says spreading internet access to remote communities has been a priority of the Liberal government because it allows people to thrive no matter where they are.The Newfoundland MP was joined in St. John’s by Premier Dwight Ball Tuesday for the announcement, which will also see $1.57 million come from the province and $11.52 million from other contributors.Most of the federal funding comes from Connect to Innovate, a program which aims to provide speeds of five megabits per second or more to underserved communities.Ball says the improved internet access will allow residents “to become more engaged in the digital economy, seize new business opportunities, and connect with friends and family around the world.”Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said access to high-speed internet is an essential, and not a luxury.“High-speed internet service is a basic tool that all Canadians should have access to, regardless of their postal code,” he said in a statement.Ball says 99 per cent of the population will now have access to broadband internet.(VOCM, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Zimbabwe launches UNbacked drive to immunize children against measles

25 May 2010Zimbabwe has unveiled a new United Nations-supported campaign to boost the health of the country’s children and protect them from measles. Targeting some 5 million children between the ages of 6 months and 14 years, the new campaign – the largest in the African nation in more than a decade – includes a mass immunization drive and the supply of vitamin A supplements.The vaccination drive, which was launched yesterday in Harare, the capital, is a response to the current measles outbreak. The outbreak has affected 55 out of Zimbabwe’s 62 districts and claimed the lives of 384 children, despite an earlier vaccination of more than 148,000 children in 23 districts.Just before the campaign’s launch, the Zimbabwean parliamentary committee on health urged all parties to ensure that the issues of child health and immunization are enshrined in the country’s new constitution to prevent child death from preventable diseases.“We can use the outbreak to improve Zimbabwe’s health sector,” said Peter Salama, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in the country.He called for more support and strengthened partnerships, with the participation of all members of the community essential in making the new health campaign, carried out in conjunction with Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Welfare Ministry, a success.For her part, Custodia Mandlhate, Representative of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), paid tribute to donors for their support for the drive, as well as to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office for organizing talks with the leaders of apostolic churches that had objected to immunization.Earlier this month, the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) released $5.6 million to help protect children from measles in Zimbabwe.“The CERF contribution will allow for urgent programmes to immunize children against this deadly disease,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said at the time. “Halting the spread of measles now should avert a number of preventable deaths.” read more

Senior UN official arrives in DPR Korea to assess food crisis

During her five-day visit, the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, will visit various parts of the country, where an estimated six million people currently require emergency food aid, and speak to authorities about their plans to address the crisis.“I’m going to North Korea to see for myself the situation on the ground, to have an opportunity to talk to the authorities about how they see this crisis, and also to talk to the small number of UN agencies there about the nature of our response and what more we can do to give a level of comfort to the international community,” she said from China, on the eve of her visit.Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, stressed she wanted to reassure donors that the money they give to the UN appeal is reaching the people who need it the most, following previously stated concerns about the possibility of humanitarian assistance being diverted for other uses.Last week, while visiting China, Ms. Amos said monitoring mechanisms for aid distribution have been substantially strengthened in the DPRK.The UN launched an appeal for the country in April after reports of a worsening food crisis. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), only about 27 per cent of the $218.7 million that the UN agencies requested has been received so far this year. 17 October 2011The United Nations humanitarian chief arrived today in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to assess the extent of the country’s food crisis. read more

Facebook crashes for users in several countries including Sri Lanka

The outage of the network is being tracked by independent site Down Detector, where users continue to report issues. Facebook users around the world including some in Sri Lanka, have experienced an outage of the social network.Users report being unable to use the site, and others report unusual behavior including elements such as the “post” box not appearing. Facebook is aware of the issue, but hasn’t provided any more information about what might be behind the outage. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram,” a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable in an emailed statement. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” read more

Crowds Gather for Emery Town Pioneer Days

Photos by Julie Johansen Emery Town’s annual Pioneer Days celebration brought three days of fun to the small town beginning on Thursday. This year’s theme was “Wind in My Hair.”The festivities kicked off with softball games on Thursday evening. On Friday, members of the community were invited to a potluck dinner followed by a movie at the rec center. The evening also featured a night run with the mission to “Blow Mason to Boston.” Mason Stewart, son of Slate and Pennie Stewart, will benefit from the proceeds of the run. Mason will be attending a history trip in the near future and funds raised will aid in his endeavor.The celebration continued on Saturday, beginning with breakfast in the park, with proceeds from the breakfast directly benefiting the fire and EMS departments within the city. Members of the community then made their way to Main Street for the annual parade followed by a kids’ program and games. Dinner, softball games and fireworks capped off the festivities. read more

The 2016 NFL draft class a special one for Ohio State

Former OSU defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) celebrates after making a sack during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md.Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State coach Urban Meyer was all smiles on Friday on the NFL Network’s set for the 2016 NFL draft. Meyer could be seen celebrating every time one of his former players had his name called this weekend. The 2016 OSU draft class is one for the books.Mostly led by underclassmen from Meyer’s first recruiting class, OSU was a metaphorical pipeline for the NFL, producing 12 overall selections through the weekend.Although Joey Bosa was considered by many to be a potential first overall pick as the 2015 season concluded, his draft stock slowly dropped after producing what many deemed to be subpar numbers for a player of his expected caliber at the NFL combine.Even with the criticism, the San Diego Chargers made Bosa the first Buckeye taken in the draft with the third overall pick. His presence of the edge should be immediately felt next season.Ezekiel Elliott was the next OSU product to be selected. The Dallas Cowboys took the former high school track star at No. 4 to bolster a running game that suffered last year after the departure of Demarco Murray. The remainder of the first round saw Eli Apple taken at No. 10 by the Giants, Taylor Decker selected by the Lions at No. 16 and Darron Lee picked up by the Jets with the 20th pick.Five picks in the first round ties the mark set by the 2006 draft class for most players drafted in the first round for OSU. This marks the second time OSU fell just shy of the record of selections in the first round, which is six, set by the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2004. All five of the picks were within the top 20. Two more Buckeyes saw their NFL dreams come true in the second round, as the New Orleans Saints selected both wide receiver Michael Thomas at No. 47 and safety Vonn Bell at No. 61.Thomas was a favorite of the Saints coaching staff and provides a solid target for veteran quarterback Drew Brees.Bell was also sought after by Saints coach Sean Payton but was not expected to fall into the second round. Multiple mock drafts saw Bell being a late first-round selection.Both Thomas and Bell join former Buckeye linebacker James Laurinaitis, who was signed as a free agent this offseason by New Orleans. Three more former OSU starters found new homes in the third round, highlighted by Braxton Miller to the Houston Texans. The Texans had previously selected former Notre Dame standout receiver Will Fuller. Both athletes are known for breakaway speed and stellar athleticism.Adolphus Washington became a member of the Buffalo Bills, and Nick Vannett will be playing at CenturyLink Field next season with the Seattle Seahawks. The final two selections for the Scarlet and Gray went on opposite ends of the fourth round, as linebacker Joshua Perry became the fourth pick of the the fourth round, and quarterback Cardale Jones was the last player drafted in the fourth. Perry joins his Bosa in San Diego. It came as a surprise to no one, as Bosa appeared on camera in California to announce the 102nd pick. The crowd roared as the two members of Meyer’s “Silver Bullets” were reunited.Jones was the final Buckeye selected in the 2016 NFL draft but found a good fit with the Buffalo Bills. Bills coach Rex Ryan likes athletic quarterbacks who can push the ball downfield, and Jones fits the bill.Two notable former OSU players, H-back Jalin Marshall and safety Tyvis Powell, did not hear their names called over the course of the three-day festivities. However, Marshall was picked up after the draft by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent, along with former offensive lineman Chase Farris, who signed with the Detroit Lions. Powell, according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Bill Rabinowitz, will sign as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. The 12 players mark a new record for the NFL draft for most players from one program selected through four rounds.Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to update where Tyvis Powell signed as an undrafted free agent. read more

Cambridge college bans students overly sexualised 50 Shades of Greythemed May Ball

first_imgA Cambridge college threatened to cancel this year’s May Ball following the appearance of an “over-sexualised’’ Bible-themed promotional video filmed by students in the “Forest of Sin”.Dons at Hughes Hall forced students to take down the 50 Shades of Grey-esque trailer for the annual event from Facebook because it could “reflect badly” on the college. Ball organisers said, “while we thought the trailer was sexy and fun, it appears we may have overstepped the mark”. Last week Cambridge University admitted that it has a “significant problem” with sexual misconduct, after receiving almost 200 complaints in a matter of months.The University revealed high numbers of complaints after it launched an anonymous reporting system which has also been adopted by other institutions.Of the 173 recorded complaints, 119 were allegations by students of misconduct by other students. Two students made complaints about staff, while  seven staff members  complained about the action of colleagues. A spokesman for Hughes Hall said: “The college has a duty of care to its students, including their online welfare, and had understandable concerns about the nature and content of the May Ball trailer.”The student May Ball committee kindly agreed to remove the video from the May Ball website and social media until we are able to have a more detailed with committee members on Monday.” Hughes Hall Hughes Hall Organisers have said the ball will go ahead as planned “Whatever you fancy, this is your night to pamper yourself and give into temptation…”.Despite the college’s intervention, Hughes Hall Committee are understood to be sticking to the theme of the June 16th event, though the video may be re-shot. College authorities are reported to have described the May Ball promotion as ‘overly sexualised’ However the video’s producer argued: “If the College take issue with the video they should be promoting discussion about it, not censoring it and trying to cover it up”.  Hughes Hall Hughes Hallcenter_img A student beckons in a scene from the student video Alumni include Dr Andrew Murrison, Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire and a former under-secretary for Northern Ireland, and Tom Ransley, the 2016 Olympics gold medal-winning rower.May Ball organisers on the event’s Facebook page urged students to: “Abandon yourself to your guilty pleasures enjoying a range of sultry burlesque and pole dance performances.”Luxuriate and spend away your student loan in our exclusive casino. Release your inner wrath in our dodgems ride or simply relax with a massage and hang out in our shisha den. “Fortunately hundreds of people had already watched the video and I’m sure the Hughes Hall May Ball will be a great event despite this unfortunate censorship.”Hughes Hall was founded as a college for female mature students in 1885. It currently has around 690 students of box sexes, of whom 90 are mature undergraduates, and the remainder graduates.The college prides itself on possessing an “egalitarian culture where interaction and engagement between the senior membership and students is open and encouraged”. President of Hughes Hall May Ball Committee Georgia Ziebart said: “The trailer was removed because college thought it was overly sexualised and may reflect badly on them.”While we thought the trailer was sexy and fun, it appears we may have overstepped the mark and therefore agreed to take it down.“We have a meeting with college on Monday in order to resolve the issue, and hope not to aggravate the situation anymore.” The video begins with a barefoot woman in white taking a walk in the woods Hughes Hall Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The risque video of masked men and women in black tie and ball-gowns escaping into woods to kiss and pour champagne into each other’s mouths, culminating in a girl in a white dress taking a bit out of an apple.The move to ban the video comes just a week after Cambridge University admitted it has a “significant problem” with sexual misconduct.Hughes Hall has now been accused of censorship after the video removed from a website for the £96 ticketed party featuring burlesque and pole dancing on June 16. Joe Cook, who produced the trailer, said: “If the College take issue with the video they should be promoting discussion about it, not censoring it and trying to cover it up. Hughes Halllast_img read more

New Outotec Larox CC plate range

first_imgOutotec has added OEM Filter Cloths to its Outotec Larox® Filters line, it has also announced the new Outotec Larox CC Plate family. The family is now completed with two new members; the Red and Orange Plates. Filter media is an essential part of the filtration process. Outotec Filter Cloths are tailored to perform with Outotec Larox filters. Selecting these filter cloths, Outotec says, “enables optimised performance and process results for each application and filter equipment.”High discharge level and dry cakeExtended filter cloth lifeHigh availability.Outotec further says “decades of experience and intensive product development enable [it] to offer the best for its customers in terms of filter cloth quality, price point and delivery times. Customers will gain benefits such as:Flexible ordering of spares – all from the same supply channelWide filter cloth portfolioPossibility to long term Spare Part Agreements with e.g. availability guaranteesOpportunity for filter cloth testing.”The CC Plate family has five members; Blue, Orange, Grey, Green and Red. The new members, Orange Plates and Red Plates, are launched with the following features..Outotec Orange Plate is a filter medium with the original casted structure and a special fluorine resisting formula. The plate is designed for processes emphasising low cake moisture, for example base metal applications. Orange Plates for challenging environmentsOutotec Red Plate is a filter medium with a monolithic membrane structure with highly porous core layer. The product is designed for processes emphasising high capacity, for example ferro chrome applications.last_img read more

Jameson Cells selected for another South American copper mine

first_imgFor the second time in the last six months, Glencore Technology has been awarded a Jameson Cell installation in South America. This latest will see two Jameson Cells producing copper concentrates for First Quantum Minerals’ Cobre Panama mine in Panama. Glencore Technology Jameson Cell Manager Virginia Lawson said the Jameson Cells will be operating in parallel with two flotation columns in the copper cleaning circuit.“The cells will be producing final grade concentrate, with the tails being treated by conventional cells. The flexibility in the cell design has allowed for the cells to be sited on pre-existing flotation column foundations. The cells come supplied with wash water systems, which enables final grade concentrate to be produced” she said.“The Jameson Cells for this project are our J4500/12 model; they are rather compact, and this has allowed for them to fit easily into the existing plant design”.Glencore Technology General Manager Paul Telford said there has been a renewed interest for energy efficient flotation and grinding technology which can be fitted into existing plants, as well as new installations, resulting in high levels of enquiries for Jameson Cells as well as IsaMills™.Jameson Cells are currently being installed at McArthur River for zinc cleaning duties, as well as being constructed for the Collahuisi mine in Chile. Also, an IsaMill is being installed in an African copper operation.last_img read more

How to make your very own Google vanity URL

first_imgEveryone was excited when Facebook introduced its own vanity URL option. Instead of seeing a long URL like “faceook.com/profile.php?id=145637253,” you could change it to “facebook.com/bob.smith,” for example. Twitter also lets you choose your URL, assuming no one else already has it. However, the new contender in the social networking game, Google+, does not let you choose a URL. Instead, it’s something like “plus.google.com…” followed by a bunch of numbers. There’s no way anyone would ever be able to remember your link, and there’s no way of shortening it — until now. An outside app has been created that will let you identify yourself as a proud Google+ user.Google+ doesn’t use vanity URLs for a good reason. Spammers can easily figure out your email address from the URL since it’s likely that the Google account you used for Google+ is also the same one you use for your email.AdChoices广告The solution, at least a temporary one until Google figures out a way to fix this problem, is a site called Gplus.to. Though it’s not an official Google product, the single-page website has you enter your desired nickname, and the long string of numbers in your Google+ URL, and then turns it into a short URL for your Google+ page. This makes it a million times easier to tell your friends to look you up on Google+ by just telling them the URL is Gplus.to/jbergen, for example.So far, about 72,000 users have used the site to shorten their Google+ URL. Honestly, we didn’t even know there were 72,000 Google+ users out there yet as the social network has become notorious for being hard to get an invite to. Even people with invites haven’t been able to get in because the site is over capacity.Will you be snatching up your Gplus.to vanity URL before someone else steals your desired nickname? If so, you better hurry before it’s too late.last_img read more

1000 Lights Lantern Festival at Santee Lakes

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Jonathan Halvorson, Posted: March 19, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSANTEE (KUSI) – The 1000 Lights Festival will be held at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve on Saturday, March 23.Organizers said the event will include live music, food trucks and local vendors, bingo prizes including: tablets, TVs, smart devices, headphones, merchandise and field games beginning at 4 p.m.Just after dusk thousands of attendees launch their personally decorated lanterns.All ages are welcome to come participate for whatever purpose they have. Some will write their hopes and wishes, and others will commemorate loved ones that are no longer with us.For more information click here. March 19, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom, Jonathan Halvorson Updated: 12:43 PM 1000 Lights Lantern Festival at Santee Lakeslast_img read more

Wind chilly temperatures headed to region

first_imgGet ready for a windy cold snap.Brisk and blustery weather is coming to Southwest Washington this week, according to the National Weather Service, with temperatures possibly dipping into the low 20s. It’s expected to be the coldest weather of the season so far and could last though Wednesday.Forecasters also issued a high wind watch for today and Tuesday in parts of Clark County, including Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal. East winds are likely to pick up speed this afternoon, reaching up to 35 mph with wind gusts of 55 to 60 mph. The wind could cause power outages and isolated damage throughout the region, and winds could reach up to 70 mph in parts of the Columbia River Gorge. By this morning, an estimated 1 to 4 inches of snow is possible in higher elevations of at least 1,000 feet. Snow may mix with rain in the lower elevations, “but little if any snow accumulation is expected,” according to a statement from the weather service. Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday “may struggle to reach 32 degrees” in the metro area, according to the weather service, with the coldest temperatures in the low 20s.The combination of cold temperatures and strong wind will increase the wind chill, making it feel colder. The weather service advises that residents prepare for the wind and that they have winter supplies on hand.last_img read more

Drywall spills onto 826 in West MiamiDade

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities dealt with a messy spill in West Miami-Dade after drywall fell from a truck onto the Palmetto Expressway, Monday afternoon.A 7News viewer sent in a picture of drywall scattered in the middle of the northbound lanes of the highway, near the Dolphin Expressway.The drywall fell from the back of a black truck, cracking the windshield of a white SUV.Road rangers blocked the lane to clean up the area. They were able to stack the drywall in a neat pile, allowing traffic to flow smoothly.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: senditto7@wsvn.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Mpows 059 wireless overtheear folding headphones are just 2699 today

first_img Bonus deal: Own 9 X-Men movies for $60The X-Men franchise has produced five great movies and four just-OK ones. (Here’s hoping the upcoming Dark Phoenix makes it six and four.)Want to add them all to your library? For a limited time, iTunes has the X-Men 9-Movie Collection for $59.99, which works out to just $6.66 per movie — about what you’d pay for an HD rental. Regular price, and price elsewhere: $79.99.See it at iTunesOK, I know — no Deadpools. Technically those two are part of the franchise, and they’re both awesome. Alas, they’re not included here.However, there’s good news: Even if you’re not vested in the iTunes ecosystem, you can purchase these and watch them on just about any device thanks to Movies Anywhere.Giveaway: Win one of 10 Kodak Printomatic cameras!kodak-sweeps-facebooksideqikThe Kodak Printomatic is an adorable instant-print camera: It cranks out sticky-back photos on 2×3-inch paper. And it relies on ZINK technology, so there’s no ink or toner. You just stock the camera with special paper.The cameras sell for $70, but CNET has partnered with ET and TV Guide to give you a chance to win one of 10 Kodak Printomatics. You’ve got just five days to get your entries in, so hop on over to the giveaway page and get started!CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 5 Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:19 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice These sweet-looking headphones can fold up for easier storage. Mpow Twenty-two thousand customers can’t be wrong. That’s roughly how many people bought — and liked — the headphones that are on sale today.And only today. While supplies last, you can get the Mpow 059 Bluetooth over-the-ear folding headphones (black/red) for $26.99. Regular price: $34.99.See it at AmazonI’ve spent a little time with the 059, so I can tell you what I like and don’t like. For starters, they’re really attractive: glossy black with red accents. The cushy earcups are great at blocking outside noise, though there’s no active noise-canceling technology at work here. The headband is also padded, resulting in a reasonably comfortable overall fit.Read more: The best budget headphones for 2019I say “reasonably” because in my opinion, all headphones like this get a little muggy after a while — especially if you’re exercising with them. After about 30 minutes, I was ready for a break.Mpow promises an impressive 20 hours of playtime from the rechargeable battery, and you can also go wired if you run out of juice or just prefer that to Bluetooth. Also impressive: Mpow’s 18-month warranty.Here’s what I don’t like: The circular play, pause and volume button panel embedded on the right earcup isn’t easy to navigate by touch. There’s not enough tactile differentiation between the buttons. Also, while sound quality is a highly subjective thing, to me these sound good, not great. Maybe I’ve just become over-accustomed to noise-isolating earbuds, which provide much richer bass than you get here. But I’d say if you want an ultra-high-fidelity experience, look elsewhere. If you just want background music while you work or podcasts while you ride the commuter train, these fit the bill.I may be a harsher critic than most: As noted earlier, nearly 22,000 Amazon buyers collectively rated the 059 4.5 stars out of 5. That’s pretty telling. Indeed, as a potential dad or grad gift, this is probably a winner.Your thoughts? Headphones Digital Media Comments The Cheapskate How to choose the right headphones Amazon Kodaklast_img read more

Kerala avalanche Sisters who embraced each other to sleep every

first_imgAt the point when the ground underneath them gave way, the 3 grown-ups figured out how to bring out three of the five kids, including a two-month-old newborn child. In any case, Anagha and Aleena were caught. On Monday morning, a little group accumulated at the St Mary’s Church in Bhoothanam in Malappuram locale. The assemblages of two small kids were kept in coffins by one another. While four-year-old Anagha’s face was unmistakable, her cousin, eight-year-old Aleena, was completely wrapped. The bodies were kept in the congregation for around an hour for individuals in the region to offer their regards, and afterward, the two coffins with the two sisters were brought down into one grave. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The two sisters and their kin used to rest on a similar bed each night, embracing one another, and their folks needed them to leave the world a similar way – lying together. Anagha and Aleena kicked the bucket in the huge avalanche that nearly cleared off the small Kavalappara town, 25 km from Nilambur town. On Thursday night, the avalanche demolished right around 40 houses in the Muthappankunnu slope in Kavalappara. Victor and Thomma’s (Thomas) house was at the extremely top – there were no houses over theirs. The two siblings – a craftsman and a painter – their spouses, and five youngsters lived in the modest house. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us At the point when the ground underneath them gave way, Thomma was away. Victor and the two ladies ran and figured out how to bring out three of the five kids, including a two-month-old baby. Be that as it may, Anagha and Aleena were caught. Inside a few hours, Victor returned with a couple of others to search for the two young ladies. They could hear Aleena’s black outcries and began burrowing. “They burrowed for a long time, yet couldn’t arrive at the children,” says Ayyappan, an inhabitant of Kavalappara, “In addition, it was excessively perilous.” Advertise With Us Victor returned on Friday morning at 10 am to search for them by and by, and they figured out how to haul out Anagha from the rubble. “We thought she had a swoon heartbeat and she was taken to one of the houses that had been unaffected,” reviews Ayyappan. However, before they could reach Aleena, a solid section that the young ladies were clustered under broke. For just about a few hours after, there was no real way to take Anagha to a medical clinic. The town had been cut off as the street prompting it had been totally overflowed, and nobody had any telephone network to arrive at the outside world. Anagha was moved to a medical clinic on Friday evening, yet she had kicked the bucket by at that point. Thomma figured out how to arrive at his town around this time. Despite the fact that his girl had kicked the bucket, Thomma went with his sibling to search for Aleena. Their endeavors to expel the solid chunk from the top of the house were not effective till Saturday morning. Furthermore, by at that point, Aleena too had kicked the bucket. “They knew the definite spot where they heard her cries. This is the main motivation behind why we could burrow and discover her body,” says Hari who works with the Kerala Fire and Rescue Services. Up until now, just 14 dead bodies, including those of the two young ladies, have been recuperated from the site of the avalanche – in excess of 55 bodies are accepted to be under the rubble. “It was shocking to see them lie in the coffins that way,” says Shijo Mathew, Victor’s companion who works in the congregation. “Victor and Thomma attempted their best to spare them, yet they just proved unable. We couldn’t spare them.” The two sisters, who scarcely left each other’s side throughout everyday life, were covered together in death.last_img read more

DU teacher accused under Section 57 of ICT law

first_imgFahmidul Haq and Abul Mansur Ahmed A Dhaka University teacher, Fahmidul Haq, was accused in a case under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act on Thursday.Fahmidul Haq is a professor of the department of the mass communication and journalism.One of his fellow teachers from the same department, Abul Mansur Ahmed, filed the case with Shahbagh police station, accusing Fahmidul of defaming Mansur in a Facebook post recently.University sources said the teachers of the department recently were sharply divided over the delay in publishing the results of the master’s examination and Fahmidul wrote a post on the Facebook that enraged an “influential quarters of the university”.Officials at the police station accepted the case following a go-ahead from the “high-ups”.In the case statement, Mansur alleged that Fahmidul disparaged Mansur in a write-up posted in a university-centred Facebook group where some 69 university teachers are members.According to the case statement, Fahmidul Haq alleged in his Facebook post that the publication of master’s results is being delayed due to Abul Mansur, which created problems for another professor of the department, Gitiara Nasreen and disrupted the department’s academic atmosphere.Professor Abul Mansur in the case statement denied the allegations and termed it false and unfounded.He enclosed the Facebook post and subsequent comments on that with the case statement.When contacted, Shahbagh police station officer-in-charge Abul Hossain said the police have launched investigation into the allegation.Fahmidul said it was unfortunate that such a case was filed against him and said he would tackle it legally.Teachers and the students of the department on Sunday formed a human chain on the university campus, protesting against a case against a former student of the department and a newsman of private television channel, Nazmul Hossain, under section 57 of the ICT law.At the programme, teachers and students of the department demanded annulment of the Section 57.last_img read more

UK town to deploy driverless pods to replace busses

first_img Are Magnetically Levitating ‘Sky Pods’ the Future of Travel? © 2013 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org) —Milton Keynes, a town north of London, has announced that it will be deploying 100 driverless pods (officially known as ULTra PRT transport pods) as a public transportation system. A similar system has been running for two years at Heathrow airport. The plan is to have the system up and running by 2015, with a full rollout by 2017. The move marks the first time that self-driving vehicles will be allowed to run on public roads in that country. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: U.K. town to deploy driverless pods to replace busses (2013, November 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-11-uk-town-deploy-driverless-pods.html The pods look like very small metro rail cars, with sliding doors for exit and entry. Passengers can call (and pay £2 per trip) for a pod using their smartphone. The pods travel using rubber wheels on a special roadway, not a track, between curbs that help in guidance. Each pod is computer driven by independent onboard systems, though humans (passengers) can take over if there is a problem. Each can hold up to two people and their luggage and travels just 12mph. Plans call for the pods to carry passengers between the downtown area, the business district and the train station.The pods are expected to be cleaner, quieter and less expensive than the current bus system—each pod has a battery powered electric motor and is charged at various stations between routes. The project is expected to cost £65 million over the next five years and is part of the British government’s initiative to support green technologies. Milton Keynes was chosen as a test site due to its proximity to London, its unusually wide roads and its willingness to embrace new technology. The move has been the next step after the successful implementation of the system first installed at Heathrow airport in 2011 where 4km of track has been dedicated to run 21 of the pods—all without major issues. Officials note the pods have sensors meant to ensure the safety of both passengers and pedestrians.It is widely believed that if the pods prove to be successful (and safe) in Milton Keynes that the day will come when they will no longer be restricted to their own private lanes, opening the door to general driverless public transportation—a move that may ultimately result in driverless passenger vehicles being sold to the public at large.last_img read more

AD Doesnt Have Enough Alpha To Break Up With The Pelicans

first_imgAlso:-‘Big 6’ NBA Free Agent predictions-Browns have an OBJ crisis-Colin’s favorite and least-favorite sports team names Guests:De’Aaron Fox, Alexi Lalas, Rob Parker, and Urban Meyer AD not alpha enough to break up with the PelicansAfter a botched attempt to force his way out of New Orleans via trade during the season, new Pelicans GM trying to sell Davis on staying with the Pelicans to team up with #1 pick Zion Williamson. the two recently met for a breakfast meeting. Davis didn’t draw a line in the sand and demand a trade, but instead agreed to continue dialogue with Griffin.Colin thinks Davis is a tremendous talent, but isn’t an alpha dog, and his failure to make it clear he wants out in a face-to-face with the GM is more evidence of it. By not speaking up, he may end up being an unwilling part of another rebuild and wasting prime years of his career.last_img read more

Adobes Latest Product Lets You Turn a Photo of a Document Into

first_img Adobe Systems is once again stepping up its cloud document game, this time with a mobile-friendly twist and a dash of Photoshop magic.The global software giant today announced its latest cloud computing product, Adobe Document Cloud, a new, streamlined document creation, editing and sharing experience that will work seamlessly across mobile, desktop and web platforms. It’s Adobe’s third major cloud release to date, joining Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud.The subscription-based all-in-one cloud document services solution features a completely overhauled “mobile-first” Adobe Acrobat and Reader combo (called Adobe DC), a set of tools that enable users to create, manage, fill out, sign and share PDFs — the ubiquitous file type Adobe introduced to the world some 22 years ago.Related: Hey Designers, Dream OnThe goal of the new offering, Kevin Lynch, Adobe senior vice president and general manager of document services told Entrepreneur, is to “revolutionize and simplify how people get work done with critical documents, from helping you get a contract signed as soon as possible, to collecting comments on a document from clients and customers, to even getting them to read your white paper.”Outfitted with a new, mobile-optimized Tool Center, Acrobat will enable users to more easily accomplish a variety of document management and distribution tasks via its freshly touch-enabled interface, all within their personal Adobe document hub in the cloud — directly from their smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.Related: Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video PresentationsIn addition to creating, reviewing, approving, e-signing, tracking and commenting on docs from the Document Cloud, users will also be able to accomplish something really cool thanks to Photoshop technology — instantly and automatically convert any paper document into a digital file that can then be modified, keyword-searched and sent for signatures, without losing any of its original formatting. We witnessed this convenient feature in action firsthand and it’s pretty slick, particularly the cherry image enhancement capabilities that we’ve come to expect from Photoshop over the last 25 years.Subscribers to Adobe Document Cloud will also have access to Adobe’s eSign Services (formerly Adobe EchoSign). They’ll also be able to use two new companion Adobe mobile apps for free — Acrobat Mobile, which stores your files, settings and signatures, and Fill and Sign, a handy auto-complete feature.The Acrobat DC and Adobe Document Cloud package will be available for $14.99 per month and is expected to be available within 30 days.Related: Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and Other Tech Giants Invest $1 Billion to Get Kids Online Register Now » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img March 17, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more