Textbook row: Javadekar condemns text as sexist, orders action

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today condemned the definition of a “perfect female body” in a class 12 textbook as “sexist” and has ordered action in the matter even as the private publisher has decided to stop the printing and sale of the book.Excerpts from the Physical Education textbook defining “36-24-36” as the “best body shape for females” yesterday created an outrage on social media with critics demanding that the text be withdrawn.The book titled “Health and Physical Education” written by V K Sharma and published by Delhi-based New Saraswati House, is taught at various schools affiliated to CBSE.CBSE, however, clarified that it “does not recommend any books by private publishers in its schools”.”I condemn the remarks in the book as sexist. The text is non-defendable and unacceptable. We have taken serious note of it. I have instructed the officers to take appropriate action in this regard,” Javadekar told reporters.”It is not an NCERT book but by a private publisher and action will be taken against them. We are also asking CBSE schools to follow NCERT books rather than private publishers in interest of earning profit,” he added.The publishers also announced that they have “stopped the printing, selling and distribution of the revised book with immediate effect”.”We do review our books from time to time but some points have remained uncorrected due to an oversight and hence the book will again be reviewed by our editorial board and any inconsistencies found will be corrected,” the publishers added.advertisementThe excerpt from the chapter “Physiology and Sports” which is going viral read, “36-24-36 shape of females is considered the best. That is why in Miss World or Miss Universe competitions, such type of shape is also taken into consideration”.Various Twitter users shared picture of the mentioned text and demanded that the publishers withdraw the content and schools replace the book in their curriculum.In a statement, the CBSE had said, “Schools are expected to exercise extreme care while selecting books of private publishers and the content must be scrutinised to preclude any objectionable content that hurts the feeling of any class, community, gender, religious group. Schools have to take responsibility of the content of the books prescribed by them”.The Human Resource Development ministry had last month said that CBSE has no mechanism to evaluate the quality of textbooks of private publishers and it has no mandate to prescribe or recommend textbooks other than those published by NCERT. PTI GJS KUNlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga thrashes Cameron Norrie to sweep into second round

first_imgTwice Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breezed into the second round on Monday with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over British wildcard Cameron Norrie, whose first grand slam appearance ended in a swift and painful exit.Tsonga, the 12th seed, was dumped out in the second round last year but was never forced out of second gear as he swatted Norrie aside on Court Two.The Frenchman began in his usual languid fashion before cranking up the pressure to break twice and take the first set against the South African-born Norrie, who has only recorded one tour-level victory.While Norrie had weapons, principally a decent serve and a whip-crack forehand, they were all too often firing off target, allowing Tsonga to move through the gears at key moments.The match became increasingly one-sided in the second set as Norrie double-faulted to hand Tsonga a break in the sixth game before tamely netting a backhand to fall two sets behind.Tsonga broke twice again in the third set to wrap up victory in one hour and 23 minutes.last_img read more

AAEON updates intelligent vending development kit

first_imgAAEON releases an updated version of its Intelligent Vending Development Kit. The kit is a complete hardware solution that makes it easier than ever before for retailers to implement the latest smart vending technologies.The kit includes a vending machine controller unit, a separate UP Board PC unit to handle the interactive retail functions, a motor for the machine’s internal mechanisms, a camera, a QR Code device, and all the cables needed to connect these components. Additional WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity components are also available on request.AAEON is now offering two versions of its Intelligent Vending Development Kit, but both come with the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS and a customer-friendly API pre-installed. The kits also utilize the power of the UP Board and its Intel Atom x5-z8350 processor and DDR3L memory to manage a fast, effective facial recognition program.As a customer approaches the vending machine, an image of their face is captured and their age range, gender and mood are detected. Based on the results, a particular set of products are recommended. Crucially, the process happens almost instantaneously, so there’s no risk of the customer being inconvenienced.The latest version of the development kit also incorporates Microsoft Azure and Power BI services. With this service, information about every product sold and the gender, age range and mood of each buyer is collated by Azure and broken down by Power BI’s data analytics tools. The result is real-time inventory control information and a series of insightful customer behavior reports and charts that operators can access at any time. Users who buy this version of the development kit will also receive a 60-day free trial for the Power BI Pro service.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Microsemi: integrated FPGA-in-the-loop workflow for PolarFire and SmartFusion2 development boardsNext Lanner: 1U 19” network computing and virtualization performancelast_img read more

India vs Australia 1st ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs Aus live Broadcast

first_imgAfter the high of the first-ever Test series win Down Under, India would look to put aside the unexpected controversy involving two players and fine tune their World Cup preparations in the three-match ODI series against an under-fire Australia, beginning here on Saturday.Ahead of the start of the limited-overs series, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and top-order batsman Lokesh Rahul provided a big distraction for the Indian team by making “inappropriate” comments on women at a popular television chat show.However, the duo is excluded from the playing XI, it is unlikely to have a big impact on performance. With the top-order combination unlikely to see changes barring injury.The three match series is a good chance to get the combination right for the much awaited World Cup to be played in England.Several limited-over players returned to the squad. Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal joined the ODI squad and would like to contribute handsomely along with skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who were present in the Test series.The top-order seemed settled with the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Rayudu and Dhawan. The team has Dhoni and Jadhav who could turn the match at will.With Pandya being left out, Ravindra Jadeja will probably replace the Baroda all-rounder and partner left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in India’s five-pronged bowling attack, with Kedar Jadhav fulfilling any part-time bowling duties if needed.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs Australia start?3rd Test starts at 07:50 AM IST on January 12, Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.advertisementWhat TV channel and live stream is the 3rd Test between India and Australia Live Streaming on?Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in English commentary and Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Sony Liv will live stream India vs Australia match.Sony has acquired most of the rights of overseas cricket series and that is why they are the official broadcasters of India vs Australia series down under.Where will the 1st ODI between India and Australia be played?The 1st ODI between India and Australia will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney from 07:50 AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs Australia 1st ODI live?The match will be shown on Sony sports network and can also be streamed on SonyLIV.com. While the match is set to begin on 7:50 AM, Sony will start their pre-match show half an hour before the match as the experts discuss the series ahead of the toss and after it.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs Australia 1st ODI Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs Australia from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.Also Read | India vs Australia: Jadeja in for Hardik Pandya? India’s predicted XI for Sydney ODIAlso Read | Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul will not play Sydney ODI after Koffee with Karan controversyAlso Read | Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended, asked to return home after Koffee with Karan rowlast_img read more

Njord Offshore Expands Its Fleet with Damen Crew …

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Njord Offshore, February 24, 2014 Print  Close zoom Njord Offshore is about to add a 26m Damen 2610 Twin Axe Crew Transfer Vessel, the Njord Alpha to the fleet.Njord Offshore has worked with Damen to create an optimised vessel to suit its needs, making minor changes to the standard design to improve comfort, efficiency and safety.The vessel is designed and classed to BV Classification I X Hull MACH Light Ships/Fast Utility Vessel standards. The Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2610 has become a well known vessel design in the offshore wind farm industry due to its proven competency and reliability during operations.It brings to the Njord Offshore fleet additional load lugging capability and excellent ride comfort for the further offshore windfarms.Also, the company has just signed on behalf of Gimle Shipping Ltd, two 26m controllable pitch propeller crew transfer vessels with an option for a further six vessels.The CPPs have been designed for the ultimate in efficiency, speed, comfort, redundancy, endurance and increased transfer capability. These vessels have been designed with naval architect’s BMT Nigel Gee and will be classed to DNV’s Windfarm Service 1 notation.The vessels will be built by Strategic Marine who were chosen for their extensive experience and high build quality of aluminium vessels. My locationlast_img read more

Norwegian Dawn Runs Aground on Bermuda Reef

first_imgzoom  A cruise ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Dawn, ran aground on Tuesday following its departure from Bermuda.“On Tuesday, May 19th at approximately 5:00 pm ET, Norwegian Dawn had a temporary malfunction of its steering system, causing the ship to sail slightly off course as the ship was departing Bermuda, resulting in the vessel making contact with the sea bed. All guests and crew are safe and there were absolutely no injuries,“according to a statement by the cruise line.As informed, the ship’s officers, engineers and an independent dive team have confirmed the structural integrity of the ship.The ship was refloated with high-tide on Tuesday  evening and moved to a nearby anchorage position where it will remain overnight, NCL said.“The ship will be thoroughly inspected in Bermuda by DNVGL, the ship’s classification society, before returning to Boston. The ship is fully operational with the full complement of onboard services available to guests,” the company added.The ship is sailing on a seven-night Boston to Bermuda cruise with 2,443 passengers and 1,059 crew.last_img read more

2008 hotel attack case Court acquits MNS chief Thackeray

first_imgMumbai: A court in Nashik district on Wednesday acquitted Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a 2008 case of attack on a hotel by his party workers.According to the prosecution, Thackeray was accused of instigating his party workers to form an unlawful assembly and attack the hotel owned by a north Indian in Igatpuri town of Nashik district in 2008, thus endangering lives and causing hurt to others. A magistrate court at Igatpuri while acquitting Thackeray on Wednesday said the prosecution failed to prove its case that the MNS chief instigated the incident. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCApart from Thackeray, six others were accused in the case. Thackeray’s trial was separated and five prosecution witnesses were examined against him. “The complainant (owner of the hotel) in his testimony said Thackeray was not present at the place of the alleged incident. The prosecution could also not bring forward any evidence to show that Thackeray instigated the attack,” the lawyer for MNS, Sayaji Nangre, said.last_img read more

Troops fully prepared for emerging security challenges Army chief

first_imgJammu: Lauding border residents for providing support to troops and maintaining vigil in their areas, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday that the forces were fully prepared for emerging security challenges.”I am fully satisfied with the operational preparedness of troops to meet all security challenges, the Army chief said during his visit to the Akhnoor sector here. On Friday, the Army chief had visited troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district and assured material and moral support to all soldiers for enhancing operational capabilities. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaHe also reviewed the security situation in the state and exhorted all ranks to remain vigilant to counter nefarious designs of the enemy and anti-national elements. On the second day of his tour, General Rawat, accompanied by General Officer Commanding-in-chief, Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, visited troops in the Akhnoor sector and was briefed and updated by General Officer Commanding, White Knight Corps, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh and commanders on ground, a defence spokesman said. He said General Rawat reviewed the preparations to respond to ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, counter infiltration grid and preparation to deal with provocations by enemy on the LoC and the International Border (IB). Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahThe Army chief was also briefed on infusion of technology with operational techniques and integration of force multipliers, which has increased capabilities manifold, the spokesman said. He said the Army chief also interacted with the soldiers and commended them for selfless devotion and high standard of professionalism. He was appreciative of the synergy between Jammu and Kashmir Police, civil administration, Border Security Force and the Army, the spokesman said.last_img read more

Ontario creating 1200 new hospital beds across province to ease overcrowding

first_imgTORONTO – The Ontario government is spending $100 million to add hundreds of new beds to hospitals across the province to address the issue of overcrowded wards ahead of what’s expected to be a bad flu season.Health Minister Eric Hoskins made the announcement on Monday and said adding the 1,200 beds is the equivalent of opening six medium-sized hospitals.“The majority of these beds will be up and running in two to four weeks,” he said. “Certainly, most, if not all of them, this calendar year because we feel that it’s important that they be made available at that time.”The province is also spending $40 million more on home care services in addition to $24 million to create 600 transitional spaces to provide specialized care outside of hospitals and 200 spaces for supportive housing for seniors, Hoskins said. The transitional spaces will be in long-term care homes, or will take the form of specialized care provided in a patient’s own home.A portion of the new hospital beds — 225 — will be in two previously shuttered Toronto hospital sites, the Humber River Hospital’s Finch site and the University Health Network’s Hillcrest site. Both sites will be used to care for alternate level of care patients, many of whom are waiting in hospital for a bed in a long-term care facility.“These are appropriate settings,” Hoskins said of reopening the hospital sites. “They will be providing the highest quality care.”The Liberal government has been facing mounting calls in recent months to act on overcrowded hospitals, where patients have ended up in hallways, boardrooms and even cafeterias when regular beds fill up.The new hospital beds across the province will be added ahead of the flu season, which is anticipated to be difficult this winter, Hoskins said. Canada looks to Australia as a predictor of the flu season to come and that country — which has its winter when we have our summer — had a high level of illness, he said.“It’s prudent that we make sure that we are prepared and certainly one aspect of this decision is to ensure that our hospitals do have the capacity should we face a particularly bad flu season this year,” he said.Ontario Hospital Association CEO Anthony Dale said the province’s plan will give flexibility to hospitals and other health care providers this winter.Right now, there are about 5,000 alternative level of care patients in Ontario hospitals who could be better served in another setting, he said.And with a growing and aging population with increasingly chronic conditions to treat, additional capacity must be built into long-term care and home care, he said.“There’s not yet the capacity outside of the hospital’s four walls to discharge them in a timely manner,” Dale said. “We have to get to a place, and we have to get there very soon, where we have the right kinds of services so that people are getting the exact right care in the right place at the right time.”NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the new beds will be helpful but added that the government is scrambling to address a problem it created by under-funding the hospital system.Over the last two weeks, the NDP have pressured the government to address the issue by releasing hospital overcrowding data across the province — obtained through a series of Freedom of Information requests.“We’ve been sounding the alarm bells, as have the doctors and nurses and the Ontario Hospital Association,” Horwath said. “It shows just how deep the cuts have been, how much damage the Liberals have done to our hospital system that they’re now in the last-minute scramble before flu season to try to make it better.”Progressive Conservative legislator Todd Smith said the new beds are a good start but don’t go far enough to address overcrowding.“Unfortunately, what we’ve seen in hospitals right across the province are people not getting into beds,” he said. “They’re sitting on stretchers outside in crammed and busy hallways, which is hardly ideal. The announcement today is really just a drop in the bucket compared to what’s needed to improve the situation across Ontario in our hospitals.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version contained an incorrect funding figure for transitional and supportive housing spaces.last_img read more

RCMP descend on York Landing Manitoba after BC murder suspects potentially spotted

first_imgRelated stories: Call us, don’t just post to social media: RCMP continues search for 2 B.C. murder suspectsB.C. murder suspect’s father reveals details of troubled life in bookRCMP investigating photo of B.C. murder suspect’s alleged Nazi paraphernaliaVancouver Island teens charged in one of three northern B.C. deaths; third victim identified as UBC lecturerAs of early Sunday afternoon, RCMP had received more than 200 tips and visited 250 homes in the Gillam area, the northern Manitoba town where the pair had last been confirmed to have been seen.McLeod and Schmegelsky are charged with one count of second degree murder in the death of UBC sessional lecturer Leonard Dyck, and wanted for questioning in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American Girlfriend Chynna Deese.The bodies of Fowler, 23, and Deese, 24, were found July 15 along the Alaska Highway, about 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs. Dyck’s body was found near a burned out camper owned by McLeod and Schmegelsky near Dease Lake. The Vancouver Island men were first reported missing, and later deemed suspects in three killings.Mounties are searching for the two men in cottages, cabins, waterways, and along the rail lines with the help of the Canadian Armed Forces that are providing support from the air. YORK LANDING, Mb. (NEWS 1130) — A small team of unpaid volunteers are responsible for alerting the RCMP to Sunday’s potential sighting of two murder suspects from B.C. in York Landing Manitoba.“They spotted two men who seemed to be scavenging food out of the dump,” says James Favel, executive director of the Bear Clan Patrol. “They recognized some of the clothing that was being worn and they immediately called RCMP and let them know they had a potential sighting and the town went into lockdown.”The sighting happened at 4:15 p.m. Sunday.“They saw our guys and they bolted across the road over to the lagoon and then kind of disappeared behind the tree line,” Favel says.The community is not policed by the RCMP and isn’t patrolled by band constables. After a request for Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, the Bear Clan Patrol sent a team of three to York Landing Saturday morning,“They wanted somebody up there who could help, just be present in the community and reassure the community that somebody’s watching,” Favel says.The Winnipeg-based group was formed “as a result of the ongoing need to assume our traditional responsibility to provide security to our Aboriginal community.”Mounties have since descended on a the community, which is southwest of Gillam, Manitoba.Vancouver Island teens Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are wanted in connection with three killings in Northern B.C.Police are warning of a heavy presence and urging people not to post any photos or information about the whereabouts of officers to social media.Multiple RCMP resources are being sent to York Landing, MB, to investigate a tip that the two suspects are possibly in, or near, the community. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019Earlier on Sunday afternoon the Chief of the York Factory First Nation warned of the impending search of the community and asked everyone to stay indoors.“URGENT! RCMP officers & crew will arrive in our community of York Landing, MB very shortly to conduct a search for the 2 suspects at large,” he wrote on Facebook. “We received word that there was a possible sighting around our community landfill moments ago.”last_img read more

Greek Australian doctor 33 tragically killed in Whitsundays shark attack

first_imgA trip to the Whitsunday Islands turned fatal for Daniel Christidis, who was tragically mauled to death by a shark at Cid Harbour on Monday evening.The 33-year-old doctor who worked at Melbourne’s Austin Health as a urologist has been remembered for his “heart of gold”.“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Dr Daniel Christidis who was a research fellow with Austin Health,” said a spokeswoman from the hospital.“Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”She added that staff were being offered counselling to deal with the sudden loss of their colleague.Attacked by an unknown species of shark, the incident with Dr Christidis is the third serious attack in the area in two months. In September both Justine Barwick from Tasmania and Hannah Papps from Melbourne were bitten on separate occasions at Cid Harbour.But according to Blake Chapman, a marine biologist, before the three shark attacks, such incidents were unheard of in the area. He says more research needs to be conducted to find out why this is now happening.“We need to be looking at the baitfish movement, we need to be looking at the water conditions … any other factors that might be happening in that area that is obviously changing shark activity,” said Dr Chapman.“Because two months ago this wasn’t an issue. It was pretty much unheard of in that area, so something has changed and that’s what we need to be figuring out.”In the meantime, signs will be put up this weekend warning people to abstain from swim in the harbour under any circumstances. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

McElvain critical of Trumps remarks about police methods

first_imgVancouver Police Chief James McElvain has issued a statement indicating he was dismayed by remarks made by President Donald Trump that seemed to encourage police officers to use excessive force against suspects.On Friday, Trump was in Long Island, N.Y., to talk about his administration’s efforts to combat violent gangs. Speaking to a crowd of police officers, Trump made comments that were later criticized for sending the wrong message to law enforcement.“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’ ” Trump said to applause.“Like, don’t hit their head, and they’ve just killed somebody,” he went on to say, referring to how officers will shield a suspect’s head while placing them in a police vehicle.“I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’ ”White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday that she believed Trump was “making a joke.” But local law enforcement agencies across the country have criticized or pushed back against his remarks. On Monday, the Vancouver Police Department joined them when McElvain posted a message on social media networks Facebook and Nextdoor.last_img read more

Griezmann Zidane would be a great coach for France

first_imgAntoine Griezmann backed Zinedine Zidane as the best choice to replace Didier Deschamps as France manager – if he decided to leaveDeschamps has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012 and has overseen 55 victories in 88 games.The 50-year-old famously led France to their second World Cup title in the summer at Russia and appears set to remain in the dugout until Euro 2020 – at the earliest.But Deschamps himself has even admitted he sees Zidane as the most likely man to replace him at France.The former Real Madrid boss has been out of work since May after guiding the club to a third straight Champions League crown.And Griezmann revealed that Zidane has his vote if Deschamps ever decides to step down from his role at France.Dani Ceballos, the most underrated Spanish player today Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We’ve been looking for the next great Spanish player and we had him under our noses all along, meet underrated Dani Ceballos.Even though you’ve…“I don’t know how long Deschamps wants to remain as national manager,” Griezmann told ESPN.“He has earned the respect he has, and I think he will be on the job as much as he wants.“However, I believe Zidane could be the best manager available (for the French national team).“Actually, Deschamps has done a terrific job.”Juventus and Manchester United have also been touted as possible destinations for Zidane.last_img read more

Ask the Energy Desk What about wave and tidal energy in Alaska

first_imgWaves crash onto Yakutat’s Cannon Beach. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska.)When you think about renewable energy in Alaska, what comes to mind? Probably wind, which contributes to about 3 percent of the state’s power generation. And maybe solar panels, which are starting to gain momentum. But there’s also the potential for what lies along 6,500 miles of coastline.Listen nowAn Ask the Energy Desk reader wanted to know: why isn’t Alaska using more wave or tidal energy?In Yakutat, Jeremy Kasper said he’s measured waves that were 20 feet high.Those gnarly swells make the Southeast village a good spot to surf. But that’s not the reason Kasper has visited in the past. He’s part of a team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, studying the feasibility of generating power from the movement of the water.“I think this is a worthwhile technology because it basically fills in a niche,” Kasper said.It’s a niche that can’t be filled by hydropowered dams.Yakutat is home to about 600 people, and it’s powered using a diesel generator.A diesel plant in Yakutat. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)Kasper said the village’s geography and weather patterns make other types of renewable energy a challenge. He thinks solar could work in the summer when there’s increased demand for energy: the fish plant is in operation.But when it comes to displacing Yakutat’s diesel fuel the rest of the year:“Wave is probably their best option,” Kasper said.In 2009, a study by the Electric Power Research Institute backed that up. It was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. And it estimated that for under a million dollars, Yakutat could install one wave energy converter.For reference, it would take about 15 of those to supply half of Yakutat’s energy needs. Kasper says the village has completed a number of the early studies needed for its federal permitting.Still, there’s no planned timeline for an installation yet.“So there’s a lot work being done in the state, but there’s not a lot of  technologies that are ready to be put in the water,” Kasper said.Part of the reason wave or tidal energy carries such a steep price tag is because the technology is so new. With wind or solar energy there’s an established chain of supply and demand, plus decades of upgrades and improvements.“And the ability to mass manufacture,” Chris Rose said. He’s the director at the nonprofit Renewable Energy Alaska Project.The organization refers to the potential of wave and tidal energy on its website as a “goldmine.” Albeit, one that needs more time and investment.“So right now, what you have you have with tidal energy and wave energy,” Rose said are “the developers who are still trying to go out and perfect their design before they go out and make 10,000 of them.”Yakutat isn’t the only place in Alaska looking into this type of renewable energy.In 2014, a company based in Maine successfully generated a small amount of power from the current of the Kvichak River, near the village of Igiugig. The same company has explored using Cook Inlet’s massive tides as an energy source. Although there’s still more work to be done to measure the impacts on marine life, like endangered beluga whales.Jeremy Kasper said that impact on fish is also something Yakutat needs to cross off its list before seriously considering wave energy. But he doesn’t think the development of the technology is too far off.“They could conceivably be in the water in a couple of years,” Kasper said. “Getting to that point though is figuring out how to pay for those installations.”In the meantime, he’ll go back to Yakutat in May to do another study. And possibly, try to catch some waves.last_img read more

Emmy Nominations 2019 and how to watch them online

first_imgEmmy nominations for 2019 are finally here and several big names have made it to the final cut. Series like Russian Doll, Game of Thrones, This Is Us, and others are currently competing to win the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.The year 2018-19 has been a big year for the entertainment industry. On one hand, we finally got to see Game of Thrones season 8 and a drastic tale of Chernobyl. At the same time, there were series’ like Russian doll and When They See Us that made everyone jump from their seats. This year, we also got to see some fantastic performances like Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams in HBO’s Game of Thrones and heartbreaking portrayal of Korey Wise by Jharrel Jerome.Earlier on Tuesday, the nominations for the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 were officially announced. Following is the entire list of the nominations:Outstanding Comedy Series Barry 
Fleabag The Good Place The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Russian Doll Schitt’s Creek VeepOutstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Bodyguard Game of Thrones Killing Eve Ozark Pose Succession This Is UsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman Sterling K. Brown Kit Harington Bob Odenkirk Billy Porter Milo Ventimiglia British actress Emilia Clarke poses as she arrives on May 15, 2018, for the screening of the film ‘ Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern FranceALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty ImagesOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesEmilia Clarke Jodie Comer Viola Davis Laura Linney Sandra Mandy Moore Robin WrightOutstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Mahershala Ali for True Detective Benicio Del Toro for Escape at Dannemora Hugh Grant for A Very English Scandal Jared Harris for Chernobyl Jharrel Jerome for When They See Us Sam Rockwell for Fosse/VerdonOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Amy Adams for Sharp Objects Patricia Arquette for Escape at Dannemora Emma Stone for Maniac Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon Aunjenaue Ellis for When They See Us Niecy Nash for When They See UsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson Don Cheadle Ted Danson Michael Douglas Bill Hader Eugene LevyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Christina Applegate for Dead to Me Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep Natasha Lyonne for Russian Doll Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek  They See Us (@whentheyseeus/Instagram)Outstanding Limited SeriesChernobyl Escape at Dannemora Fosse/Verdon Sharp Object When They See UsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Carrigan for Barry Alan Arkin for The Kominsky Method Stephen Root for Barry Tony Hale for Veep Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Henry Winkler for BarryOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jonathan Banks for Better Call Saul Giancarlo Esposito for Better Call Saul Alfie Allen for Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones Michael Kelly for House of Cards Chris Sullivan for This Is UsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Sarah Goldberg Sian Clifford Olivia Colman Alex Bornstein Betty Gilpin Marin Hinkle Kate McKinnon Anna ChlumskyOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Gwendoline Christie for Game of Thrones Julia Garner for Ozark Lena Headey for Game of Thrones Fiona Shaw for Fleabag Sophie Turner for Game of Thrones Maisie Williams for Game of Thrones Sophie TurnerGetty ImagesOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a MovieBen Wishaw for A Very English Scandal Asante Blackk for When They See Us Paul Dano for Escape at Dannemora Stellan Skarsgard for Chernobyl John Leguizamo for When They See Us Michael Kenneth Williams for When They See UsAs per reports, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are going to air on September 22, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time in Los Angeles.last_img read more

30 die in Italy avalanche

first_imgA mountain view taken along the main road to Monterale, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region of Italy. Photo: AFPUp to 30 people were feared to have died Thursday after an Italian mountain hotel was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country.Italy’s Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a two-metre (six-feet) high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site.The agency said there had been around 30 guests and staff at the small ski hotel on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain when the first of four powerful tremors rattled the region on Wednesday morning.Local media said specialist mountain police who had reached the hotel on skis or by helicopter had begun extracting bodies.They were quoted as saying there were no signs of life inside the building, which was moved by some 10 metres by the force of the snow.“There are many dead,” one of the commanding officers, Antonio Crocetta, was quoted as saying.The rescuers at the hotel were reported to have a snow mobile capable of transporting up to eight people.Ambulances were blocked by two metres of snow some nine kilometres (5.5 miles) away, according to the civil protection agency.Antonio Di Marco, president of the province of Pescara, which includes the mountain village of Farindola, close to where the hotel is located, said two people had been found alive.“We don’t know yet how many people are unaccounted for or dead,” he wrote on his Facebook page.“What is certain is that the building took a direct hit from the avalanche, to the point that it was moved by 10 metres.”Farindola mayor Ilario Lacchetta said on his Facebook page that “the dimensions of the avalanche were huge.“It took the whole hotel with it.” he said.HypothermiaIt was not clear if the two confirmed survivors had been at the hotel or had been out skiing when the avalanche occurred.One of them was helicoptered to a hospital in Pescara suffering from hypothermia but was not in a life-threatening condition.The region was hit by four seismic shocks measuring above five magnitude in the space of four hours on Wednesday, when at least one person was confirmed to have died.The hotel is located around 90 kilometres (55 miles) from the epicentre of the quakes at Montereale, a small village south of Amatrice, the town devasted in an August earthquake in which nearly 300 people died.Avalanche warnings were issued across the region which is dominated by Gran Sasso, a majestic 2,912 metres (9,554 feet) peak. The area has numerous small ski resorts popular with day-trippers from Rome and urban centres on Italy’s east coast.One person was confirmed dead Wednesday after a body was found under the debris of a building in Castel Castagna, a small town to the north of Farindola.The quake affected an area that straddles the regions of Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo which is home to many remote mountain hamlets.Although many residents had been evacuated after last year’s quakes, there were fears for families who had decided to stay in their homes and are now cut off.Some 130,000 homes were without electricity overnight as a result of quake-damage to pylons and other infrastructure.last_img read more

Home Builders Detained by Rising Compliance Costs

first_img April 5, 2016 643 Views Home builders have hit a roadblock. The ramped up regulatory environment has made it difficult for builders to produce affordable homes.Regulations put in place to protect the environment and to shore up local city finances are holding back affordable home building, according to a report by Jody Kahn, SVP of John Burns Real Estate Consulting.“Now, more than ever, the demand for affordable entry-level housing will need to be met by the resale market, since new homes have become permanently more expensive to build,” Kahn stated.In a survey of more than 100 home building executives across the U.S., John Burns determined what new home construction costs have come into play that did not exist 10 years ago and which markets have been affected most by regulation. Builders identified local issues with compliance in the Florida, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Texas, Southwest, California, and Northwest markets.John Burns’ National Issues Mentioned Over and Over by Home Builders:$5,000+ per house erosion control costs. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance costs, even in areas that rarely get rain, can now total $5,000+ per home plus fines for noncompliance. Many builders hire newly formed companies to plan, sandbag, sweep, monitor, photograph, and clean up the entire development every day, regardless of the weather forecast.$2,500+ energy code costs. Several builders in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and California cited $8,000 or more per house in new energy code costs.$750+ mortgage documentation and closing costs. While we expect the cost to comply with new mortgage documentation requirements to exceed $750 per home, one builder noted that the new TRID mortgage compliance rules alone have added at least that much.$5,000+ fire sprinkler costs. In at least 7 markets that we could identify, builders mentioned new requirements to install sprinklers in townhomes, as well as in single-family homes, at a cost of $5,000–$10,000 per home.Understaffed jurisdiction offices. Many planning and permit offices continue to operate with reduced staffing from the bottom of the housing correction, causing costly delays in plan approvals, building permits, and inspections.Utility company delays. Builders across the country complain of much longer than usual delays and rising costs associated with connecting electric, gas, phone, and cable services to new communities.”While virtually all of these costs appear to come with positive consequences for the environment, neighborhoods, or city finances, they also make it quite difficult for builders to build entry-level homes and, consequently, for the home construction market to recover to normal volume levels,”Kahn stated. “Rising construction costs push new home prices higher and out of the reach of many prospective buyers. Increasingly, home builders have been forced to serve only the more affluent home buyers.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sharecenter_img Home Builders Detained by Rising Compliance Costs Compliance Costs Home Builders John Burns Real Estate Consulting Regulations 2016-04-05 Staff Writerlast_img read more

Car fire prompts building evacuation

first_imgThe fire service on Wednesday had to evacuate an apartment building in central Limassol after a fire broke out in a car parked in its basement.The building’s around 60 residents were moved to safety with an elderly woman taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.The fire in a car belonging to a 40-year-old Iranian man was reported at 7.25pm, police said.Firefighters rushed to the scene on Stasinou Street and put out the blaze which had spread to two other vehicles parked in the basement.It was later determined that the fire had been caused by a short circuit. However, during the investigation, officers found that four small apartments had been built in the basement, which were occupied at the time of the fire.The fire service and the municipality were investigating whether the dwellings were legal, police said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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