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900million settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in military

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is paying $900 million to settle multiple class-action lawsuits lodged on behalf of survivors of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and sexual assault in the military.The settlement provides $800 million for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and $100 million in compensation for another class of employees of the Department of National Defence.Over the past few years, participants in several lawsuits alleging similar misconduct and systemic problems in the military agreed to co-operate in their legal actions against the government.The government had originally sought to defend itself in court against the lawsuits, filing documents in December 2017 in an attempt to quash them.But after facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018.In Thursday’s settlement, the government also promises an external review of existing anti-harassment programs and revisions to how it deals with disability benefits for survivors of sexual assault or harassment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Cindi Lauper And Gavin DeGraw Headline America Salutes You Concert

first_imgActive members of the military, veterans and their families will be honored over Thanksgiving weekend during America Salutes You, a star-studded musical spectacular asking viewers for their financial support of programs that assist military communities across the country.Concert performers include pop legend Cyndi Lauper, multi -platinum selling singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, country music legend Wanda Jackson, rapper Hoodie Allen, Gospel Grammy winner CeCe Winans, world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs.Less than 1% of our population serves to make the world safe for the rest of us. We owe them a huge debt, and they have many needs when they return including: healthcare, mental health services, housing, education, jobs and finding a career to support their families, legal services, financial readiness and much more.The concert will air nationally on Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Graham Media Group Nexstar and Ion stations. Visit americasalutesyou.org for local listings.To help support our veterans, service members and their families, donations will be raised during the multi-platform broadcast special. All donations will go to the America Salutes You Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund. All fundraising costs are covered by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. America Salutes You and sponsors covered production expenses. For a full list of sponsors, visit americasalutesyou.org.All funds raised will be granted to non-profit organizations helping veterans, service members and their families across the country including: Give An Hour, ThanksUSA, Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, TAPS, Snowball Express, Illinois Joining Forces and the Honor Flight Network.Donation Information:
ONLINE: mccormickfoundation.org/americasalutesTEXT: Text FREEDOM to 80077 to donate $10 (messaging fees may apply)MAIL: America Salutes You Campaign23912 Network PlaceChicago, IL 60673-1239last_img read more

Tory Lanez 1st Canadian Chart Toppper Since Gord Downie

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Canadian rapper and mixtape star Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) achieves his first Billboard Canadian Album chart-topper with his sophomore set for Interscope, entitled Memories Don’t Lie.The 18-track, 70+ minute song-set features appearances from Future, 50 Cent, Nav, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Mansa and Paloma Ford and generated 8,000 total consumption units and the second highest album sales and audio-on-demand stream total in the week. His debut release, I Told You, peaked at 5 in September 2016. Lanez is the first Canadian artist to top the chart since November 2017 when Gord Downie reached No. 1 with Introduce Yerself. ory Lanez hits No. 1. | Pic: Keithan Samuelscenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Inuk woman calling for state of emergency over suicides in Nunavik

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsThere have been 11 suicides this year in Nunavik, Quebec.It has prompted one Inuk woman to call on officials to declare a state of emergency.last_img

Palau becomes newest Member State of UN maritime agency

12 September 2011Palau has become the latest country to join the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency responsible for promoting safe and secure shipping and the prevention of marine pollution from ships. The small Pacific island nation deposited an instrument of acceptance of the Convention of the IMO last week, making it the 170th Member State of the London-based agency.Established in 1948, and currently headed by Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, IMO now has 170 Member States and three Associate Members. read more

Three killed in Madatugama accident

The injured have been admitted to the Dambulla hospital. Three people were killed and six injured in a road accident in Madatugama, Kekirawa today.The Police said that the accident involved a van and a lorry.

Senior executive at UK bank is 1st to plead guilty in case

by The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2014 4:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Britain’s Serious Fraud Office says a senior executive from a U.K. bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in a case of market-rigging.It is the first criminal conviction in the country’s investigation into a global scheme to fix the London Interbank Offered Rate, also known as LIBOR, an interest rate that affects trillions of dollars in loans and mortgages worldwide.Other countries, including the U.S., are also investigating the case.Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it has charged another 11 individuals who await trial and is still investigating others. It did not name the banker who pleaded guilty, in line with court orders. Senior executive at UK bank is 1st to plead guilty in case over fixing of LIBOR rate read more

Bonn UN climate conference set to recognize the role of women in

Hundreds of companies commit to climate actionAlso today in Bonn, the industry sector said that it is set to deliver much of the emissions reductions needed to achieve the Paris Agreement goal but added that closer national and international policy and implementation strategy partnerships together with governments will help business take further, faster action. “Industry is taking action on climate change like no other period in history,” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD, a global, business leaders-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working on sustainable development). “The transition to the low-carbon economy is inevitable, and business will continue to implement the solutions necessary for fulfilling the Paris Agreement,” he added. Since 2015, over 600 companies with combined revenues of more than $15 trillion have made over 1,000 commitments to climate action through ‘We Mean Business,’ a global non-profit coalition. Many are going 100 percent renewable, are implementing science-based targets and are collaborating across sectors through the Low Carbon Technology Partnership initiative (LCTPi). Local, regional leaders sign Commitment for faster climate actionLocal and regional leaders from around the world signed the Bonn-Fiji Commitment Sunday, pledging action to deliver on the Paris Agreement. Cities are responsible for as much as 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels used for energy and transport, and with more than half the global population living in urban centres and this figure expected to approach two-thirds by 2050, the Bonn-Fiji Commitment pushes efforts to advance sustainable urban development. The Commitment encompasses 19 initiatives, including The European Covenant of Mayors and Compact of Mayors joining forces to create the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – the largest coalition of over 7,400 cities from six continents and 121 countries to reduce emissions and make societies and economies resilient to climate change. Similarly, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC) and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency launched an initiative to protect people living in small island developing States from the health impacts of climate change. The vision is that, by 2030, all small island developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change. With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced an agreement on a Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action.At a press conference, President of COP 23 and Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, announced that the Parties had finalized the plan, which still has to be adopted. “This recognizes the role of women in climate action,” he said. “It is about integration of gender into all the work around climate policy – both nationally and internationally,” added Nazhat Shameen Khan, the Chief Negotiator for the COP 23 Presidency. Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres will be attending the high-level segment of COP 23, on 15-16 November. New national and corporate climate action on forestsAlso Sunday, countries and corporations announced new initiatives to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management programmes. The efforts include an Ecuadorean initiative to reduce 15 million tons of CO2 emissions in the forest sector; a commitment to deforestation-free commodities by Walmart; Mars Inc.’s new policy to reduce their carbon footprint 27 per cent by 2025 and 67 per cent by 2050 through addressing deforestation throughout their corporate value chain; and Gabon’s National Park Service efforts to combat illegal logging. “The forests have this incredible ability to store carbon and we have underinvested in that,” said Inger Andersen, Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), at a press conference. “Protecting and restoring the forests is absolutely key to achieving the Paris Agreement [as well as] the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” A wind turbine farm in Tunisia. Photo: World Bank/Dana Smillie read more

Le cerveau capable dentendre les formes

first_imgLe cerveau capable “d’entendre” les formes ?Canada – Les travaux menés par des chercheurs de l’Université McGill tendent à prouver que le cerveau humain est capable de déterminer la forme d’un objet sans le voir ni le toucher, mais seulement grâce aux sons.Plusieurs espèces animales ont la capacité d’identifier des objets à partir de sons. C’est notamment le cas des dauphins ou des chauves-souris, et les chercheurs ont donc cherché à savoir si l’homme en est lui aussi capable. À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoirePour ce faire, les chercheurs ont réalisé des tests au cours desquels ils ont bandé les yeux de participants voyants qui ont appris à reconnaître de l’information spatiale tactile grâce à des sons cartographiés à partir de formes abstraites. Suite à cet apprentissage, les personnes sont parvenues à allier éléments auditifs et formes discernées de façon tactile, généralisant de nouvelles associations audition-toucher ou son-toucher.”Le fait qu’une propriété du son, comme la fréquence, puisse servir à communiquer de l’information sur la forme semble indiquer que tant que la relation spatiale est codée de façon systématique, la forme peut être préservée et rendue”, explique Jung-Kyong Kim, étudiant et auteur principal de l’étude publiée par la revue scientifique Experimental Brain Research. “Nous vivons dans un monde où nous percevons les objets en utilisant de l’information provenant de multiples éléments sensoriels”, poursuit le neuroscientifique Robert Zatorre. “Nous pouvons percevoir un objet polysensoriel comme une seule entité, car nous pouvons discerner des attributs équivalents avec différents sens”. Cette recherche conforte l’hypothèse selon laquelle la perception se produit fondamentalement à un niveau abstrait, situé au-delà des modes d’apport sensoriel dans lesquels sont présentés les objets et événements. Le 23 octobre 2010 à 09:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Jamie Noble suffers injury at RAW on Monday night

first_img Videos Articles Britt Baker suffers a concussion during “The Buy In” match for AEW Fight For The Fallen Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cesaro Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articlescenter_img Wrestling legend Harley Race still hospitalized, team starts up a fundraiser to cover expenses Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE issued the following late Monday evening after RAW.“Jamie Noble suffered an injury at the hands of Brock Lesnar during The Beast’s brawl with The Authority at the end of Raw, WWE.com has confirmed. Noble’s condition is currently being evaluated. Please stay with WWE.com for more updates as they become available.”Source: WWE.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Google+ Finn Balor removed from WWE Smackville event due to illness, not expected to be out long WhatsApp Kurt Angle Twitterlast_img read more

San Diego City Council votes 53 to pass Polystyrene foam ban

first_img Updated: 8:40 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council has approved a ban on polystyrene foam on a 5-3 vote. The ban prohibits the use and sale of egg cartons, food service containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers made partially or completely of polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, within city limits.Original Story:The San Diego City Council will discuss a proposed ban on the use and distribution of polystyrene foam in the city at its 2 p.m. meeting Monday.Proponent of the ban, City Councilmember Chris Ward, and opponent Chris Duggan, director of local government affairs with the California Restaurant Association, visited the studio to discuss both sides of the proposed ban.The City Council’s Rules Committee approved the proposal by a 3-2 vote in July, sending it to the full council. The full ban, penned by City Councilman Chris Ward, would prohibit the use and sale of egg cartons, food service containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys and navigation markers made partially or completely of polystyrene foam, commonly called Styrofoam. The city’s Environmental Services Department would also have to provide a list of safe, affordable alternatives to polystyrene products should the ban go into effect.Polystyrene products don’t degrade the way more natural products do, taking hundreds of years to break down. Because of this long life span, marine and terrestrial fauna can and do mistake polystyrene for food.“Our growing reliance on disposable plastic to fuel our `culture of convenience’ is not without cost. Globally, an average of eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean,” said Roger Kube, a policy adviser with the 5 Gyres Institute, when Ward introduced the proposal in May. “Once there, sunlight and currents shred plastic debris into smaller particles called microplastics, which absorb and concentrate toxic chemicals up the marine food chain and into our bodies. From plankton to fish, and to humans that eat seafood, plastic pollution is changing the very chemistry of life.” Posted: October 15, 2018 October 15, 2018 FacebookTwittercenter_img 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 SettingsOpponents of the ban claim it will have a disproportionately negative effect on local restaurants who may not be able to afford more expensive alternatives to polystyrene containers the way larger chain restaurants can. A study by the California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter, found that the ban could force small food service businesses to spend up to 145 percent more for polystyrene alternatives like compostable paper.“We’re opposed to the ban because polystyrene is a recyclable product,” said Chris Duggan, the San Diego chapter’s director of local government affairs. Duggan compared polystyrene’s potential for reuse to that of an empty pizza box or a used paper plate and noted that polystyrene can be and is recycled into things like crown molding.Restaurant owners in City Council District 4, represented by Myrtle Cole, pushed back on the proposal Friday when they delivered more than 50 letters opposing the ban to Cole’s district office. Restaurant owners in District 4 claim that Cole has not met with them despite multiple requests to voice their concerns.At 1 p.m. Monday, one hour before the City Council is scheduled to meet, City Council members Ward and Barbara Bry will hold a news conference urging the council to support the ban. Representatives from supporting organizations like the Surfrider Foundation, the 5 Gyres Institute, Business for Good and North Park Main Street will join Ward and Bry, who both voted the proposal out of committee.“The impacts of Styrofoam and single-use plastics are permanent and threaten the health of San Diegans, wildlife, and industries critical to our region,” Ward’s office said. “Passing this ordinance puts us in line with other California cities on the issue to secure a safe, sustainable future for our marine environment, our children and their families.”The list of public commenters is expected to be lengthy. The California Restaurant Association alone is expected to bring between 50 and 100 members according to Duggan, many of whom plan to speak at the meeting. Should the council approve the proposal with less than a 6-3 majority immune to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto power, Duggan said the association and the businesses it represents would continue fighting the ban.“We would exhaust all options,” he said. Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney, San Diego City Council votes 5-3 to pass Polystyrene foam banlast_img

Plex Adds Free AdSupported Web Content From Fandor GQ Vanity Fair and

first_imgMedia center specialist Plex is adding more online content to its apps: Plex added a new category for web shows Wednesday, which allows users to stream content from publishers like Fandor, GQ, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, TWIT, Jukin Media, and others.Web shows will be available for free to all Plex users, and will be supported by advertising. Plex users will be able to subscribe to shows of their choice, and then track viewing progress across multiple devices, including iOS and Android phones and tablets, game consoles, smart TVs, and streaming sticks.The launch of web shows comes just days after Plex announced that it will discontinue its existing plugin architecture in the near future. Plugins could be used to import web content from a variety of sources into Plex, but without many of the features that this new, native integration offers.For instance, Plex’s new web show integration includes viewing recommendations based on online content users have consumed via the app, be it other web shows, podcast episodes, or news stories. The app is also surfacing shows and episodes currently popular with other Plex users, as well as specific show categories a user may be interested in, whether it is computer and electronics or arts and entertainment. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Web shows is just the latest content category recently added by Plex. Originally built as a solution for consumers with large local media collections, Plex has added broadcast TV, podcasts, and news programming to its app over the last two years.With these additions, Plex is also looking to become more appealing to a wider audience of consumers. Plex still requires users to run dedicated server software on a PC or network-attached storage drive to stream their local media collections. However, podcasts, news programming, and now web shows are all available to anyone who doesn’t run their own server as well.The company is characterizing web shows as a beta launch, but is bringing it to Plex apps across all platforms and devices. A spokesperson cautioned that it may take a few days for the feature to become available on some devices.last_img read more

The Next Version of Android Adds Live Captions to Every Video App

first_img“As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear, without ever needing Wifi or cell phone data, and without any audio or captions leaving your phone,” the company explained in a blog post Tuesday.Users will still have to enable the feature in a setup menu, and can then access it via the volume menu, according to The Verge. Live Caption will also work for audio sources that don’t come with video, like podcasts.Separately, the company announced that it had begun to try live captioning for phone calls, which are meant to make calls more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing users.The new live caption feature will be available via Android Q, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system. Google announced Tuesday that it was making a beta version of Android Q available on 21 devices from 13 manufacturers, including LG, Sony and Huawei, as well as its own Pixel phones, effective immediately. The final version of Android Q is expected to launch this fall. When Google introduced the next version of its Android operating system at its Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday, it also previewed a new feature that could give a massive boost to video viewing on the go: Live Caption will allow Android users to turn on captions for any video running on their devices, whether these videos come with native closed captioning or not.Google billed Live Caption as an accessibility feature that is meant to simplify video viewing for an estimated 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people worldwide. “We believe technology can help us be more inclusive,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.However, the feature could also help anyone who is watching videos on the go without headphones, whether it’s an Instagram video viewed on the subway or a TikTok clip watched while waiting in line. Live Caption even works for downloaded videos that are viewed on a plane, or in any other scenario without internet access. That’s because Google is using on-device artificial intelligence, something that also adds an extra layer of privacy to the captioning process. Related YouTube Yanks 210 Channels for Spreading Propaganda Against Hong Kong Protests News Corp Is Developing Knewz, a News-Aggregation Service to Counter Google That Would Present Content Without ‘Bias’ Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Capy Games Below is only a timed exclusive on Xbox One

first_imgOne of the more interesting games announced for the Xbox One is Below. It’s an adventure game that mixes together exploration, survival, and skill-based combat combined with a big dose of atmosphere. It’s also a game from independent developer Capybara Games, the team behind Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Sound Shapes.The impression you may have got from watching the Microsoft presentation including Below, is that the game will only be available to play on the Xbox One. But that’s definitely not the case.Capy Games has realized there is some confusion surrounding the game and has now decided to clear it up. In a blog post on their website Capy has confirmed that while Below will appear on the Xbox One first, it is only a timed exclusive. That means Microsoft did a deal with Capy to ensure Below is exclusively available on Xbox One for a period of time, maybe a few weeks or months. After that, the game can be released on other platforms.Microsoft has used this tactic many times before because it boosts sales and makes a platform look like it has more games available for it. But ultimately if a gamer is willing to wait, these timed exclusives appear elsewhere.So, if you really like the look of Below, but would rather pick up a PS4 than an Xbox One later this year, chances are you’ll still get to play the game, just not at launch. I’d also bet money on Below appearing on the PC at some point in 2014.last_img read more

Razer offering 50 off accessories and peripherals for 24 hours but you

first_imgRazer unveiled the Blade Stealth ultrabook at CES, and it won a lot of kudos and “best in show” awards. To celebrate, Razer is running a big 50% off sale today for the second year in a row. Most of the discounts are on accessories and peripherals, and there are plenty of caveats.The sale starts today in the US and Canada at 6PM PST. The same sale window applies to Asia, which works out to 10AM SGT (on Jan 15) there. There’s a separate window for Europe tomorrow at 10AM CET. Razer has a countdown timer on its forums so you don’t miss the sale, and you’ll want to pay attention. Even though the sale goes for 24 hours, you have to be there early to have any hope of getting something good.The main 50% off discount is on accessories and peripherals only. That includes things like keyboards, mice, speakers, and controllers. So you could get a $170 gaming keyboard for about $85. A $200 soundbar is yours for $100. You can only get a single item for 50% off, so choose carefully. Shipping is only free if you spend more than $49, and it can be spendy if you don’t. Additionally, you can’t use the code on backordered items — the good stuff will sell out fast. We learned this last year. If you’re not ready when the sale goes live, you’re gonna have a bad time.There will be a very limited alternative promotion on systems like the Blade ultrabook, according to an update from Razer. However, there are no details on that yet. To get your 50% off accessory code, you’ll need to sign up for a Razer Insider account, then request a code via the forum announcement page. Good luck!last_img read more

Multiwavelength observations of starforming region uncover dozens of new celestial objects

first_img Star-forming regions are essential for astronomers to better understand the processes of star formation and stellar evolution. Observations of such regions have the potential to expand the list of known stars, protostars, young stellar objects and clumps, which could be then be studied comprehensively in various wavelengths in order to get more insights into initial stages of stellar lifecycle.Located most likely some 5,900 light years from the Earth and about 850 light years above the galactic plane, G345.5+1.5 is a star-forming region composed of two dusty ring-like structures (known as G345.45+1.5 and G345.10+1.35) and classified as H II regions. Given that G345.5+1.5 is above the plane of the Milky Way galaxy, it is not covered by most surveys, and therefore needs more dedicated studies.So a group of astronomers led by Miguel Figueira of Laboratory of Astrophysics of Marseille in France conducted submillimeter and molecular observations of G345.5+1.5. For their observational campaign they used the Large Apex BOlometer CAmera (LABOCA), and the NANTEN2 Telescope, as well as data from 2MASS, Hi-GAL and Spitzer-GLIMPSE surveys.”We used the APEX-LABOCA 870 µm and NANTEN2 12CO(4−3) molecular line, complemented with 2MASS, Spitzer, and Herschel Hi-GAL observations, to study the G345.5+1.5 region,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The observations identified at least seven late-B and early-O high-mass stars (which could increase to 12), 45 870-µm clumps, 107 12CO clumps, and 79 Hi-GAL sources. According to the paper, the 870-µm clumps have diameter between 1.3 and 3.9 light years, and masses between 43 and 3,923 solar masses. When it comes to 12CO clumps, they are similar in diameter to the 870-µm clumps, but with masses in the range of 28 to 9,433 solar masses.The astronomers noted that more than half of the newly identified clumps are protostellar, and a new generation of stars will emerge from them. Moreover, the boundedness of the protostellar clumps also indicates that most of them will be able to host star formation in the future.All in all, results of the study confirm that G345.5+1.5 actively forming stars, while its properties, especially star formation rate (SFR) and SFR density (ΣSFR) are comparable to other star-forming regions found within the galactic plane. “This is in agreement with the high percentage of bound 12CO clumps and its SFR and ΣS FR, which are comparable to other well-known star-forming regions of the galaxy,” the paper reads. More information: M. Figueira et al. Multiwavelength study of the G345.5+1.5 region? Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. G345_corrected c ESO 2019 January 31, 2019. arxiv.org/pdf/1901.10905.pdf 1.2 mm emission map of the GMC G345.5+1.0 (López et al. 2011). The white ellipses represent the two rings of the region: G345.45+1.50 and G345.10+1.35. The area above the red dashed line represents the region studied by the team. Credit: Figueira et al., 2019. Citation: Multiwavelength observations of star-forming region uncover dozens of new celestial objects (2019, February 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-multiwavelength-star-forming-region-uncover-dozens.html Explore further © 2019 Science X Network Astronomers study star formation and gas flows in the galaxy NGC 1365 An international team of astronomers has conducted multiwavelength observations of the star-forming region G345.5+1.5. The observational campaign discovered dozens of massive stars as well as protostellar and bound starless clumps in the region. The study is presented in a paper published January 30 on arXiv.org. 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.last_img read more

Poor posture at work may cause fatigue spinal injury

first_imgPoor posture while working on the computer can lead to fatigue, increased muscle tension and even injury to the vertebrae over time, a study has found. The seemingly harmless posture can even limit the ability to turn your head, researchers said. “When your posture is tall and erect, the muscles of your back can easily support the weight of your head and neck — as much as 12 pounds,” said Erik Peper, a professor at San Francisco State University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”But when your head juts forward at a 45 degree angle, your neck acts like a fulcrum, like a long lever lifting a heavy object,” Peper said. “Now the muscle weight of your head and neck is the equivalent of about 45 pounds. It is not surprising people get stiff necks and shoulder and back pain,” he said. Researchers tested the effects of head and neck position. First they asked 87 students to sit upright with their heads properly aligned on their necks and asked them to turn their heads. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThen the students were asked to “scrunch” their necks and jut their heads forward. Ninety-two per cent reported being able to turn their heads much farther when not scrunching. In the second test, 125 students scrunched their necks for 30 seconds. Afterwards, 98 per cent reported some level of pain in their head, neck or eyes. The researchers also monitored 12 students with electromyography equipment and found that trapezius muscle tension increased in the scrunched, head forward position. So if you suffer from headaches or neck and backaches from computer work, check your posture and make sure your head is aligned on top of your neck, as if held by an invisible thread from the ceiling. “You can do something about this poor posture very quickly,” said Peper. To increase body awareness, Peper advised purposefully replicating the head-forward/neck scrunched position. “You can exaggerate the position and experience the symptoms. Then when you find yourself doing it, you can become aware and stop,” he said. Other solutions he offers include increasing the font on your computer screen, wearing computer reading glasses or placing your computer at eye level, all to make the screen easier to read without strain.last_img read more

Police on scene as ambulance and car crash on busy StokeonTrent road

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are this afternoon dealing with a collision between an ambulance and a car on one of Stoke-on-Trent’s busiest roads. The collision happened on Leek New Road, in Cobridge, at 1.30pm today. The ambulance was responding to a 999 call at the time – and a second ambulance was sent to that emergency A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to a road traffic collision at the junction of Leek New Road and North Road. The incident involves a red Peugeot 308 and an ambulance. Our officers are currently at the scene. No injuries have been reported.” Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window The crashed ambulance on Leek New Road, Cobridge West Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed that the driver of the car suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment. A spokesman said: “We can confirm one of our ambulances was involved in a collision with a car this afternoon. “The ambulance was responding to a 999 call, using blue lights and sirens, when a car was in collision with the front of the vehicle. Read MoreRoyal Stoke doctor who gatecrashed party and head-butted guest blames drunken rampage on working 80-hour week   “The ambulance crew involved went to check on the man driving the car. He was treated for minor injuries and discharged at the scene. “After being alerted to the collision, the emergency operations centre dispatched a second ambulance to the original 999 call. “A paramedic officer who was sent to the scene to check on the ambulance crew, but thankfully they were uninjured.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman The stricken car has already been towed away from the crash scene. Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. They should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 293 of January 9. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive.last_img read more

Explosions kill 14 in north Cameroon town near Nigeria

first_imgYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Two bombs planted by suspected Boko Haram fighters went off at a bar in a northern town in Cameroon, killing at least 14 people, a military spokesman said Monday.Col. Didier Badjeck said three Chadian soldiers were among those killed Sunday in Fotokol, a town on the border with Nigeria’s Borno state. He said no Cameroonian soldiers were hurt.Resident Abdoulaziz Bambam said the death toll may rise because more bodies are being recovered. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Fotokol was attacked by Islamic extremists in February when scores were killed and churches and mosques were burned.Troops from Cameroon and Chad are fighting Nigeria’s Islamic extremists in several communities, including Fotokol, on Cameroon’s border with Nigeria.In New York, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the twin suicide bombings and extended condolences to families of the victims and the government and people of Cameroon.U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Ban is encouraged by the measures already taken by Cameroon’s government to counter the Boko Haram threat. The U.N. chief encourages countries in the region to further strengthen their cooperation to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic extremist group, he said.Ban also commends the government and people of Cameroon for welcoming refugees from the region since the beginning of the crisis, Dujarric said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories center_img Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

Shanghai China – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgShanghai, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe grand opening of the first Louis Vuitton Maison in Shanghai at Plaza 66 will be the 16th Maison worldwide and will further bring together the style and elegance of Louis Vuitton under one roof. 

Specially designed by architect Peter Marino, new design elements and custom-made furniture come together to create a unique and innovative Louis Vuitton experience. 

Formed over four floors, the Louis Vuitton Maison will house leather goods, ready-to-wear fashion for women and men, luggage, watches, jewelry and rare and exceptional products. Specially commissioned artworks by Chinese and international contemporary artists will be seen throughout the Maison, highlighting Louis Vuitton’s association with discovery.On July 19, the Louis Vuitton Express came to a halt on the famous Bund in Shanghai. When its doors opened, elegant models entreated from refined carriages, clad in elongated A-line silhouettes of richly layered and jewel-embellished clothing, each accompanied by exquisite suitcases, portmanteaux and handbags in celebration of the house’s history of elegance, creativity and love of travel.www.louisvuitton.comlast_img read more