BC missing womens inquiry keeps stumbling

first_imgAPTN National NewsA new proposal to save the credibility of B.C.’s missing women’s inquiry is being roundly rejected.The B.C. government is refusing to fund legal fees for many of the groups who hope to testify.That’s led several prominent organizations to say they can’t participate.Commissioner Wally Oppal, however, has promised to provide four lawyers to meet their needs.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has more on this story.last_img

Foodbank in Whitehorse seeing big increase in clients

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Whitehorse food bank is seeing a growth in it’s numbers as Yukoners struggle to make ends meet.A recent hunger count shows it’s the working poor who are relying on the city’s only emergency food bank for food security.APTN’s Shirley Mclean reports.last_img

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:The future, revealedEconomic Development Minister Navdeep Bains will announce a “major investment” in 5G technology on Monday. 5G networks have been heralded as the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering network connections that are multitudes faster than today’s, and allowing for growth in “smart city” technology, driverless cars and industrial automation.Latest trade figuresStatistics Canada releases the wholesale trade figures for January on Monday. Wholesale sales numbers for the previous month missed economists expectations of 0.4 per cent growth, instead falling 0.5 per cent in December, the first decrease in three months. Economists expect the latest numbers to provide clarity on the pace of early 2018 growth after manufacturing sales fell by a wider-than-expected one per cent in January.Another one rides the busTransit bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. North America’s largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor won a contract in August 2017 to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses and acquired ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC in December 2017 for US$95 million.Rise of the superfoodsAGT Food and Ingredients Inc. discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. The processor and distributor of value-added pulses, staple foods and ingredients, is a supporter of Protein Industries Canada, one of five superclusters chosen by Ottawa to receive money from a $950-million fund aimed at spurring economic opportunity in high-value investments.Whose streets?Sidewalk Toronto will hold its first public roundtable meeting on Tuesday. The subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet plans to build an experimental mixed-use “digital neighbourhood” on Toronto’s waterfront using data analysis, sensors, automated vehicles and heated bike lanes. Details on the project have been scant, an issue that both supporters and critics are likely to bring up at the roundtable.last_img read more

Search is on for containers lost off Dutch coast by ship

first_imgBERLIN — Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are searching for up to 270 shipping containers lost at sea by a cargo ship caught in a storm, saying some are carrying hazardous materials.German authorities say the cargo ship that lost the containers landed in the German port of Bremerhaven early Thursday.The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said six containers so far have been sighted in German waters, while more than 20 have washed ashore in the Netherlands or are drifting off the Dutch island of Terschelling.German authorities say at least one of the containers is carrying organic peroxide, a flammable and highly toxic compound.Authorities in the Netherlands have warned the public to stay away from the containers.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Indian schoolboy cricketer drowns at Pamunugama hotel

An Indian schoolboy cricketer who was in Sri Lanka to take part in a cricket tournament with his team, drowned while swimming in a pool at a hotel in Pamunugama.The 12 year old boy, a resident of Gujarat, had been swimming with three others in the pool at the Villa Palma hotel in Pamunugama. According to the Police, the boy had drowned in the pool and had died on admission to hospital.The young cricketer was in Sri Lanka with 19 others to take part in an under 17 cricket tournament. (Colombo Gazette) read more

US and Sri Lanka collaborate on humanitarian assistance

One U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules from the 815th Airlift Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi and one C-130J from the 327th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas joined airlift aircraft from Sri Lanka and Australia for the flight training portion of the exercise. They practiced airlift techniques that would be executed during a real-world humanitarian assistance operation.Sri Lanka previously co-hosted the Pacific Airlift Rally in August of 2011, during which participants worked on a tropical cyclone scenario. (Colombo Gazette) The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population in 36 nations spread across 53 percent of the Earth’s surface, and the majority of the world’s natural disasters occur in this area. Experience has demonstrated that in order to effectively provide support to civilian disaster response agencies, it is extremely important that nations cooperate and improve joint capabilities. Participants practiced mission planning, cargo handling and loading, and air-land and airdrop operations. The United States and Sri Lanka conducted the Pacific Airlift Rally, a biennial exercise, from September 11 to 15, 2017.The Pacific Airlift Rally brought together participants from the United States, Sri Lanka, and other Indo-Asia-Pacific nations for an airborne training exercise that focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. read more

BlackBerry creates separate subsidiary to deepen reach within US government

WASHINGTON — BlackBerry Ltd. is setting up a completely separate subsidiary in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the company’s ties with critical U.S. federal agencies that require highly secure cloud-based services.The new subsidiary will be focused on ensuring that more BlackBerry products and services meet the strict U.S. requirements for assessing, authorizing and monitoring products and services that use cloud computing.BlackBerry’s AtHoc service for crisis communications was authorized in March 2017 and is now used by 1.1 million licensed users including at the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Department of Energy. How BlackBerry transformed from a ‘basket of parts’ into a money-making cybersecurity company BlackBerry gets $40M boost from Ottawa to build primary operating system for connected vehicles BlackBerry names Cisco executive Bryan Palma as new president and chief operating officer BlackBerry Government Solutions will be led by Robert E. Day, Jr., a retired U.S. Coast Guard rear admiral who joined the Canadian technology firm in 2016 to head its cybersecurity operations centre.The company didn’t disclose how many people report to Day but said that BlackBerry Government Solutions will have its own offices, board of directors, IT infrastructure, security systems, and employee badges.BlackBerry executive chairman and CEO John Chen said the new subsidiary will “deepen our reach” within the U.S. government sector as it manages a “tidal wave” of internet-connected devices.The U.S. government and its agencies have long been a significant source of revenue for BlackBerry, which has been stressing its expertise in providing highly secure software and services since exiting the smartphone hardware business.Based in Waterloo, Ont., BlackBerry is scheduled to release its 2018-19 financial results on March 29. read more

UN refugee agency raises record amount in early pledges

The total includes $324 million in pledges made during the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) annual pledging conference in Geneva today, and $34 million announced earlier. The early pledges surpass last year’s conference total of $317 million, and represent nearly 36 percent of UNHCR’s $1 billion budget as outlined in the agency’s 2004 Global Appeal to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide.”This is a good start and it shows our efforts to widen our donor base and increase the predictability of our funding are starting to bear fruit,” Anne Willem Bijleveld, UNHCR’s Director of Communications and Information, the unit responsible for donor relations, said in a statement. “In particular, we are pleased to welcome some East European countries who will soon join the European Union, as well as countries from the Gulf region, as newcomers to UNHCR’s pledging conference.”Ms. Bijleveld warned, however, that consistent efforts from donors would be necessary to help UNHCR reach its overall funding target, adding that the agency was far from “out of the woods.” But the record initial figure allows for more predictability in the agency’s planning and work and gives it a good head start for 2004.High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers alerted donors of possible new needs in the coming year as UNHCR continues its efforts to find lasting solutions for various long-time refugee populations.”For 2004, we are already considering the possibility that conditions will allow for further repatriations in a number of African countries,” Mr. Lubbers said. “These would require additional supplementary programmes,” he added in his opening address to the conference. read more

Queen meets children at school where 18 youngsters were killed in WW1

first_img 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 Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have honoured the memory of 18 primary school children killed 100 years ago in a First World War bombing raid on London’s East End.On June 13 1917, a daylight bomb from a German aircraft hit Upper North Street School in Poplar, killing the youngsters, most of whom were aged between four and six. The Queen visits the Mayflower Primary School during a visit to Poplar in Tower HamletsCredit:Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters The Queen unveils a plaque at the Mayflower Primary SchoolCredit:Daniel Leal-Olivas/Reuters The Queen and Prince Philip attend the memorial serviceCredit:Geoff Pugh for The Telegraph They toured the reception class, met teachers and pupils doing PE and maths, and looked at a display featuring the children’s summer-term project on the First World War and the bomb attack.In a Year 5 maths class, Philip heard how a team from the school had got into the final of a London-wide Count On Us maths competition entered by 120 schools.”Was maths one of your favourite subjects at school, sir?” Mayflower’s deputy headteacher Adam Stock asked the Duke. “No,” he replied, shaking his head and chuckling. Queen unveils a plaque at the Mayflower Primary School Mr Challen, a former fruit merchant who served in Italy with the 16/5 Lancers in the Second World War and escaped from his own family home in Walthamstow, north-east London, when it was hit by a V1 “buzz bomb”, saw the service as part of continuing efforts to bring reconciliation between Britons and Germans.”I think it’s needed to bring us and Germany back to the status we had in the time of (Kaiser) Wilhelm I when the Germans were our best friends,” he said.From the church, the Queen and Philip were driven a few hundred yards to Mayflower Primary School, built in 1928 just up the road from the original Upper North Street School. The Queen and Prince Philip attend the memorial service All but two were in the infant class on the ground floor, where the bomb exploded after scything through the roof and upper two floors. A girl aged 10 and a boy aged 12 were the others killed. It is thought the bomb had been meant for the docks nearby.At least 37 more pupils and teachers were injured in the bombing. School caretaker Benjamin Batt found his own son, Alfred, five, dead in the rubble.The Queen and Philip met relatives of some of the victims. They included Donald Challen, 90, from Braintree, Essex, whose cousin William Challen died aged five. Queen Elizabeth visits the Mayflower Primary School during a visit to Poplar in Tower Hamlets in East London In the summer sunshine, the Queen and Philip went to a memorial service at nearby All Saints Church, Poplar, where the funerals of 15 of the children took place.The royal couple also met descendants of some of the victims and later revisited the rebuilt school, now named Mayflower Primary School.At the church, the 91-year-old monarch and Philip, 96, joined the 250-strong congregation in also remembering the victims of this week’s tragedy at Grenfell Tower across London in North Kensington. The Reverend Jane Hodges, team rector in the Poplar ministry, told the worshippers: “We will pray for peace in our hearts, peace in our community and peace in our world.”Today we will also hold in our hearts all those affected by the dreadful fire in west London.”A children’s choir sang The Lord’s My Shepherd before the names of all 18 pupils killed in the raid were read out.last_img read more

Womens EHF CL Gyor in the final after thriller

Gyor handballOltchim Handball ← Previous Story IHF Treasurer, CHF President and SEHA Chief Sandi Šola has been arrested! Next Story → Manolo Cadenas new Wisla Plock coach Hungarian Gyor secured second Women’s EHF Champions League Final in a row despite defeat in Veszprema against Olthcim Valcea 24:25. With the last goal of Heidi Loke, Hungarian champion got the chance to play for the most desired title in the club history once againt. After defeat at home 20:22, Romanian team showed classy performance, was in lead 22:16, but at the end, team of Ambros Martin has found the way to celebrate… read more

Bungling detective in Pistorius case quits the force

first_imgHILTON BOTHA, THE detective who bungled investigations into the case against Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius has quit the force, South African police said Thursday.“He resigned yesterday,” police spokesman Neville Malila told AFP, without disclosing the reasons.Botha was one of the force’s most experienced detectives with a 22-year career as a policeman.But his fall from grace was swift.During Pistorius’s bail hearing last month over the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Botha’s evidence was repeatedly picked apart by the defence.He admitted in court that the investigation “could have been handled better,” conceding he may have contaminated the crime scene and that his team had failed to spot a bullet lodged in the toilet.It then emerged that he was facing charges of attempted murder for shooting at a mini bus in 2011.He was promptly replaced as the chief investigator in the Pistorius case by the country’s top detective.- © AFP, 2013In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Investigating officer Hilton Botha, sits inside the court witness box during the Oscar Pistorius bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)Read: Oscar Pistorius case: PR firm quits Blade Runner camplast_img read more

IMF gives the ok for €1 billion bailout loan for Cyprus

first_imgTHE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY Fund has approved a €1 billion bailout loan for Cyprus and released the first €86 million to the Cypriot government.The loan is part of a combined €10 billion emergency financing deal set by the IMF and the European Stability Mechanism that aims to support the government as it seeks to stabilise the ravage Cypriot banking sector.“It is intended to stabilise the country’s financial system, achieve fiscal sustainability, and support the recovery of economic activity to preserve the welfare of the population,” the IMF said in a brief statement.The announcement came two days after the ESM, the European Union’s new financial stability backstop, handed over the first two billion euros of loans agreed under the controversial Cyprus aid deal.The deal was set in March after the Cypriot government agreed to force depositors and bondholders in Cyprus’s leading banks to take huge losses in order to keep the country’s banking system from imploding.- © AFP, 2013Read: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans >Read: Cyprus eases controls on stricken banks – but keeps €300 withdrawal limit >last_img read more

NASA Captures Martian Landslide in Breathtaking Image

first_img NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 NASA recently shared a gorgeous image of a landslide on Mars, and it looks like a massive watercolor painting on the Red Planet.The image, which was snapped by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows an area of Mars known as the Cerberus Fossae, a steep-sided set of troughs slicing volcanic plains, said a NASA press release. These steep slopes have active landslides (also known as “mass wasting”), and Cerberus Fossae is believed to be the youngest fault system on the Red Planet, Fox News noted.HiPOD 26 Apr 2019: Majestic Slopes and RidgesWe previously had no HiRISE coverage of this particular spot. The sheer beauty of the features in this picture is breathtaking.BREATHTAKING.NASA/JPL/University of Arizonahttps://t.co/QFeX0xiGEh#Mars #science pic.twitter.com/0l46CDekJ4— HiRISE (NASA) (@HiRISE) April 26, 2019According to NASA, there are two types of activity occurring in Cerberus Fossae. First, light blue boulders on the slope appear to originate at a bedrock layer (also a light blue shade) at the top of the area. Second, the dark thin lines in the image are recurring slope lineae, most likely also due to mass wasting, but made of finer-grained materials.Martian. Landslides. The dark lines in this image are caused by landslides occurring on the steep set of troughs cutting into the Martian volcanic plains. Dive deeper into this @HiRISE image of the Cerberus Fossae region: https://t.co/H36KzJ0fo3 pic.twitter.com/mEAHvL1HPf— NASA (@NASA) April 25, 2019Earlier this week, NASA’s InSight lander captured the first recorded “marsquake” on the Red Planet via a faint signal detected by its Seismic Experiment for Interior Structures (SEIS) instrument. This tremble might have come from inside the planet, as opposed to motions caused by wind or other above-the-surface weather conditions.Stop what you’re doin’. I’m about to ruin the image and the style that you’re used to: @NASAInSight detected what is likely a marsquake.Seismic sound laid down by the underground can be heard here between Martian wind and vibrations from InSight’s arm. https://t.co/xcJcqH14Z7 pic.twitter.com/x2PWezTPdE— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) April 23, 2019“We’ve been waiting months for a signal like this,” Philippe Lognonné, SEIS team lead at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), said. “It’s so exciting to finally have proof that Mars is still seismically active.”The InSight lander’s seismometer, which was placed on Mars in December, will allow for similar data gathering about the Red Planet.More on Geek.com:NASA’s InSight Lander Captures First Audio of “Marsquake”China Opens ‘Martian’ Base for Teens Who Want to Live on MarsCuriosity Rover Takes First Bite of ‘Clay-Bearing Unit’ on Mars Stay on targetlast_img read more

Soldotna And Kenai Health Fair Tomorrow

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Health Fair will be putting on a Community Health Fair and offering low cost blood tests at Kenai Peninsula College tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Test results are mailed directly to you within 2-3 weeks. You can take your results to your healthcare provider. Health Fair will feature comprehensive blood tests, health education, free basic screenings, health and wellness resources. There will be registered nurses on site to answer questions about health concerns and insurance.center_img Health Fair is a community event, and everybody’s welcome to attend. No registration needed, this is a free event. For more information visit http://alaskahealthfair.org/. With questions call (907) 278-0234.last_img read more

Defense Bill Would Impose Limits on European Infrastructure Consolidation

first_imgCongress intends to reconsider the Pentagon’s plan to downsize its European footprint in light of Russia’s aggressive stance toward the West. The final version of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill calls for DOD to craft a strategy for stationing more troops in Europe on a permanent basis, an effort that will require officials to assess the capacity of existing locations and potential new sites, and to reevaluate locations slated to be divested under the European Infrastructure Consolidation initiative. The plan for the European Deterrence Initiative would be due four months after the measure becomes law and address FY 2018 through 2022.The provision, section 1273 in the conference report accompanying H.R. 2810, also would require DOD to suspend divestment of any remaining sites under the consolidation initiative until the required plan is submitted to Congress. In addition, before divesting any specific facility, the department would need to certify that no military requirement for its future use is foreseeable.DOD began consolidating its European facilities in 2015, although some closures in England have encountered delays, reported Stars and Stripes. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of June 24 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of June 24, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Franklin “Frank” Joseph D’Entremont, 83Allison M. “Allie” (Kane) LoGrasso, 54Previously Lived In Wilmington:Carl S. Olson, 79Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:John E. Grant, 77Patrick Stephen Hansen, 38Ruth A. (Donovan) Meuse, 70Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 16, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh The 6 steps that took him from a budding talent

first_imgYuvraj was a key part of Indian cricket’s tranformationReutersThe curtains have finally come down on the storied career of one of Indian cricket’s biggest names Yuvraj Singh. To be fair, Yuvraj’s international cricket career looked over for a long time. But his formal announcement drew a response full of adulation and nostalgia from his fans and even those who watched him as just another cricketer.From the prodigious talent in 2000 to the battle-hardened veteran of 2019, Yuvraj has seen all types of phases in the 19 years that he has been involved with the game. Let us look at those 6 most important performances that turned Yuvraj into one of Indian cricket’s most important figures.Step 1: Player of the tournament in India’s Under-19 World Cup winIt was in 2000 that Yuvraj first shone brightly on the landscape of Indian and international cricket. The platform he chose to make a name for himself was the ICC Under-19 World Cup. The Indian side was led by Mohammad Kaif, a player whose name would often become conjoined to that of Yuvraj for bringing a new era of ODI cricket in Indian team. Not only did India win this event but Yuvraj was the player of the tournament. He picked up 12 wickets in 8 games with two four-wicket hauls and scored 203 runs with two fifties. Yuvraj would soon be selected to play for India and 11 years later, would win the player of the tournament award again, this time in the main World Cup.Yuvraj’s debut innings in international cricketYouTubeStep 2: Debut innings against AustraliaYuvraj made his international debut against Kenya in Nairobi during the ICC Knockout Tournament of 2000. But he didn’t get to bat, that opportunity came in the next game, against the mighty Australians. Against a bowling attack that consisted of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie. Yuvraj ended up scoring 84 off just 80 balls and starring in his team’s victory. This match was the beginning of a new era in Indian cricket and, quite aptly, featured one of the key persons in that era, Yuvraj, leading the way.Step 3: 80* vs Zimbabwe in March, 2002Despite the great start to his career, Yuvi repeatedly failed to live up to expectations for a long time. In 2001, he got dropped from the team but selectors kept faith in his ability. He came back into the Indian team for the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe in a 5-match home series. His splendid knock of 80* off 60 balls rescued India from a precarious situation and took them to victory. It was this knock that established Yuvraj back in the Indian team and he didn’t look back.Yuvraj’s great half-century in the famous Indian victory at Lord’sYouTubeStep 4: Tri-series final at Lord’s, vs England, 2002This match turned Yuvraj and Kaif into legends of Indian cricket. What the Kolkata Test of 2001 against Australia did for Indian Test team, this game achieved for Indian ODI unit. It was Kaif who played the leading part but Yuvraj’s dashing knock of 69 off 63 and the partnership between the two turned the game around. The scenes of Indian team celebrating that victory make the pulse of an Indian fan rise even today.Step 5: 2003 World CupIndia’s performance in the 2003 World Cup was as good as in any other edition of the tournament. The only reason they didn’t win the trophy was because of one of the greatest ever ODI teams in the history of the game. But what many people forget is the contribution of the 21-year old Yuvraj to his team’s campaign. While everyone remembers the knock of Sachin in the match against Pakistan, few recall that when the Master Blaster got out, India still needed 97 runs to win. It was the solid partnership of Yuvraj with Rahul Dravid that took India home safely and denied Pakistan any chance of a comeback. Yuvraj scored 50 off 53 balls. He also rescued India from difficult situations in the matches against England and Kenya. Against the English side also, he had a great partnership with Rahul Dravid but this time played the second fiddle. Against Kenya in the Super Six stage, Yuvraj formed a partnership with ‘Maharaj’ Ganguly to take India to a victory. The boy had clearly become a man.Yuvraj Singh’s sensational hundred against Australia in 2004YouTubeStep 6: 139 vs Australia at Sydney, 2004This may well be the greatest innings of Yuvraj’s ODI career. His 139 off 122 at Sydney Cricket Ground was an exhibition of his class, unsurpassed by any of his former knocks. The way he went after bowlers like Brett Lee towards the end of India’s innings was breath-taking to behold. The man, now, was on his way to become a legend.last_img read more

The Wii Mini doesnt have an SD card slot

first_imgWhen the Wii Mini first leaked it looked to be a great update to the Wii console design. It was smaller, used bold new colors, and shipped with both remotes for under $100. But then we started hearing about the features, or lack thereof.In order to ship a $99.99 console Nintendo has cut a number of corners. The Wii Mini is no longer backwards compatible with Gamecube games and doesn’t include the ports for connecting a Gamecube controller. It doesn’t have access to the Internet, so you won’t be downloading any games, and it’s limited in availability to gamers in Canada.Now another missing feature is sure to put even more gamers off ever wanting to own a Wii Mini. Apparently the revised Wii doesn’t have an SD Card slot, meaning you can’t transfer your saves or games on or off the machine.With that being the case, the Wii Mini is not a console to be recommended over the Wii, and a machine most are probably glad isn’t being released for sale in their country now. It’s just too limited to be considered worth the investment.I have to wonder why Nintendo decided the Wii Mini was a good idea. You can pick up a Wii for around $160 (with a game), so the Wii Mini only saves you $60 and doesn’t ship with a game. And look at what you lose for that $60 in terms of the features and associated experience. Nintendo is also pushing the Wii Mini or the Wii U in Canada, with the Wii Mini being seen as the perfect platform just for Wii games. But is that really the case? You can’t access all Wii games on the Wii Mini, and your data is locked down to the machine forever.Canadians will be able to buy a Wii Mini from December 7, but I’d suggest anyone wanting Nintendo’s last-gen console this Christmas pick up the Wii instead. The feature set makes the extra you’ll spend more than worth it.via NintendoWorldReportlast_img read more

Invisible helmet for the hairconsious cyclists w Video

first_imgThe invisible helmet is an alternative that is discreetly designed to be hidden beneath a fashionable, removable fabric collar that will be available in many different styles and collections.Much like a car’s airbag, the invisible helmet has gone through rigorous testing with crash test dummies to insure rider’s safety while wearing the helmet, though more bugs are still being worked out to ensure the effectiveness and practicality. (c) 2010 PhysOrg.com Fatality rates increase with repeal of helmet laws, study finds The latest accessory for cyclists comes in the form of an inflatable airbag — for the head. A Stockholm-based industrial duo by the names of Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt have developed a solution for those struggling with the choice between having good hair or playing it safe while bike-riding: The invisible helmut, deemed “Hovding.” Explore further More information: davidreport.com/blog/201010/th … ycle-helmet-hovding/center_img 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. With an estimated retail price of $50 per collar, consumers might wonder if it’s worth trading in their traditional helmet for the trendy Hovding or if sacrificing hair in the name of safety is a better option.Alstin and Haupt hope to have the airbag in Northern Europe and UK shops next spring. Citation: Invisible helmet for the hair-consious cyclists (w/ Video) (2010, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-invisible-helmet-hair-consious-cyclists-video.html The helmet is made of a small, helium gas cylinder with ‘abnormal’ motion sensors that inflate into an air-filled cushion around the wearer’s head within 0.1 seconds of detecting an impact. While Sweden law requires the use of helmets when riding, Alstin and Haupt spent six years developing the helmet after realizing cyclist’s reluctance to wear traditional helmets due to discomfort, appearance or hairstyles.last_img read more

Retweets from artists now autographs for music lovers

first_imgThe study, conducted for Twitter by an insight and innovation business firm Crowd DNA, found that 74 percent of music fans on Twitter say a retweet by their favourite artist is as desirable as a traditional autograph. “Findings point to the value fans place in getting recognition from their favourite artists and in seeing their Tweet shared with other fans,” Gordon MacMillan, from Twitter UK wrote in a blog post recently.The findings underlines the role Twitter plays for fans who can not only connect with their favourite artists and bands but discover new music and join the buzz around concerts and festivals. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Some 71 per cent of them follow artists, compared to 41 percent of fans using other social media platforms. “Twitter is not only about following acts, it brings fans closer to their passion. Our study found that 60 per cent of music fans say Twitter helps them get to know artists as real people,” MacMillan noted.Some 64 percent agree that Twitter helps them to discover exclusive info about artists.Seeing music live can be a fantastic experience and Twitter has also become an increasingly key aspect. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAs many as 80 per cent of music fans on Twitter use it before, during or after a gig or a festival. “For music fans who cannot make it to live events, 59 per cent say that Twitter allows them to feel involved, wherever they are,” the post added.A wonderful example of this artist/fan interaction on Twitter took place recently. “A fan of Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) missed her connecting flight to London and the chance to see her perform at BST Hyde Park (@bsthydepark). The star joined the conversation and offered the distraught fan a free ticket.last_img read more