Army in for the long haul in Doklam

first_imgThe Army is ready for the long haul in holding onto its position in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction, notwithstanding China ratcheting up rhetoric against India, demanding pulling back of its troops.The soldiers deployed in the disputed area have pitched tents, in an indication that they are unlikely to retreat unless there was reciprocity from Chinese personnel in ending the face-off at an altitude of around 10,000 feet in the Sikkim section.A steady line of supplies is being maintained for the soldiers at the site, official sources said, signalling that the Army is not going to wilt under any pressure from China. At the same time, they sounded confident of finding a diplomatic solution to the dispute, citing resolution of border skirmishes in the past through diplomacy.Though China has been aggressively asserting that it was not ready for any “compromise” and that the “ball is in India’s court”, the view in the security establishment here is that there cannot be any unilateral approach in defusing the tension.Security implicationsBoth the countries had agreed to a mechanism in 2012 to resolve border flare-ups through consultations at various levels.The mechanism has not worked so far in the current case as the standoff near the Bhutan trijunction, triggered by China’s attempt to build a road in the strategically important area, has dragged on for over three weeks.New Delhi has already conveyed to Beijing that such an action would represent a significant change of status quo with “serious” security implications for India. The road link could give China a major military advantage over India.Doka La is the Indian name for the region which Bhutan recognises as Dokalam, while China claims it as part of its Donglang region. China and Bhutan are engaged in talks. India argues that since it is a tri-junction involving the three countries, it also has a say in the issue.last_img read more

AFSPA will continue in Nagaland: Rijiju

first_imgMinister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said AFSPA, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, will continue in Nagaland as it is a “special case” and the “peace agreement” hasn’t been finalised there yet.Nagaland is the only State in the northeast, apart from eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, where ASFPA continues to be imposed by the Union Home Ministry.Nagaland, Manipur and Assam are the only three States in the northeast that continue to be under AFSPA.Last year, the Home Ministry gave up its power and asked the Assam government to take a decision on continuing AFSPA in the State. The Act gives powers to the Army and the Central forces deployed in “disturbed areas” to kill anyone acting in contravention of law, arrest and search any premises without a warrant and provide cover to forces from prosecution and legal suits without the Centre’s sanction.State to renew pleaNagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton said the State government would reiterate its request to the Centre to revoke AFSPA.“The discussion on the Naga political situation is on and we are expecting the Government of India to solve the problem at the earliest. We have requested to lift AFSPA but we have been asked to wait for some time. When the solution (Naga deal) comes, automatically AFSPA will go,” Mr. Patton said.NSCN-IM signed a framework agreement with the Government of India on August 3, 2015 to find a solution to the Naga issue.The NSCN-IM has been fighting for ‘Greater Nagaland’ or Nagalim — it wants to extend Nagaland’s borders by including Naga-dominated areas in neighbouring Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, to unite 1.2 million Nagas.Mr. Rijiju told The Hindu, “Revocation of AFSPA in Meghalaya is definitely related to improvement of the security scenario in the northeast. AFSPA is imposed both by the State and the Centre. It was withdrawn by Tripura (in 2015).‘No politics’“It is a joint effort by the State government and the Centre. Security is a subject where both the Centre and the State should come together without any politics. In Assam also the situation has improved, that is why the Home Ministry withdrew it but it is imposed by the State government.”He said he was not sure if AFSPA would be lifted from Nagaland in future.‘Many factions involved’“Nagaland is a special case…the peace agreement has not come about yet. There are many underground factions as well. There are issues like rivalry among different factions…I cannot say about the future policy,” Mr. Rijiju said. On April 1, the Home Ministry revoked AFSPA in Meghalaya and restricted it to eight police stations instead of 16 in Arunachal Pradesh.Nagaland, Manipur and Assam are the only three States in the northeast that continue to be under AFSPA. Except Tripura and Manipur, the Centre was issuing such notifications for Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.Last year, the Home Ministry gave up its power and asked the Assam government to take a decision on continuing AFSPA in the State. In the case of Assam (excluding areas covered by the Guwahati municipality) and Manipur (except seven Assembly constituencies in Imphal) the respective State governments exercise the right.As per the Home Ministry’s data, in the northeast, there has been a reduction of 96 % in casualties among the security forces from 289 in 1997 to 12 in 2017. Civilian casualties also dropped by 96% from 907 in 2000 to 37 last year. The year 2017 recorded the lowest insurgency incidents.last_img read more

Woman paddlers settle for silver as men lose in semis

first_imgIndian women went down to the Singaporeans 0-3 in the team table tennis final on Friday, thereby having to settle for a silver medal at the Yamuna Sports Complex.However, the bigger disappointment was the men losing to England 1-3 in the team semi-final.The 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallists will now face Nigeria in the bronze medal match on Saturday.The Singapore team had players of Chinese origin and two of their players are in the top-10. The highestranked Indian player was Mouma Das at 214. Mouma gave a tough fight to World No. 3 Feng Tiawei before losing 5-11, 3-11, 11-9, 7-11.World No. 5 Wang Yuegu easily defeated K. Shamini 11-7, 11-7, 11-5.Poulomi Ghatak took the first game 12- 10 against World No. 23 Li Jiawei. But the Singaporean came back strongly to take the next three games 11-7, 11-9, 11-5 to seal the gold medal for her side.Malaysia beat England 3-2 to seal the bronze.The defeat of the men’s team was unexpected. When Achanta Sharath won his first match against Liam Pitchford 11- 8, 11- 4, 11- 8, it seemed that another easy win was on the cards.In the second match Anthony Arputharaj came back from a deficit twice against Paul Drinkhall and had reached match point at 10- 6 in the fifth game. But then nerves and a controversial umpiring decision went against him. The break was all that Drinkhall needed as he sealed the contest 11- 8, 4- 11, 11- 5, 7-11, 12-10.With the match poised at 1-1, Subhajit Saha went down in straight games 4-11, 10-12, 8-11 to Andrew Baggaley. It put a lot of pressure on Sharath’s shoulders in the fourth match and for once he could not deliver.advertisementDrinkhall, who had beaten the world number 40 previously, repeated his feat and closed the deal with a 11-9, 11-5, 10- 12, 11-4 victory.last_img read more

‘Character’ key to Blackwater’s early success, says Ray Parks

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries PLAY LIST 01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Blackwater is off to one of its best starts in franchise history going 5-1 in its first six games in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after a 132-106 thrashing of NLEX on Saturday at Ynares Center hereThe Elite are currently atop the league standings after their brutal beatdown of the Road Warriors and star rookie Bobby Ray Parks said it’s a testament to the team’s character and willingness to deliver.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Parks had plenty of help in import Alex Stepheson who had 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists, and forward Allein Maliksi who also had 21 points, nine of which came in the fourth.Parks, despite the huge offensive outing, said the Elite still have to improve on defense after allowing the Road Warriors to shoot at a 44.9 percent clip.“Both teams played great offense but at the end of the day, we still got to work on our defense,” said Parks. “I think we should have limited them more.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Fueling the Elite’s win was their blistering offense with three players scoring at least 20 points and two more putting up at least 10.Blackwater shot the ball with such efficiency, converting 50 of its 88 attempts and going 13-of-25 from beyond the three-point arch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s the character of the team, we have a lot of scorers and a lot of people took sacrifices to let other players play their game,” said Parks, who finished with 29 points five assists, and two steals.“Anybody can pop off at any given night and that’s great firepower to have.” MOST READ View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ray Parks scores 29, Blackwater rips NLEXlast_img read more

Duke-Wisconsin For NCAA Title

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a record-setting coach and superstar freshmen.They can thank Wisconsin for finally returning to the limelight.The fun-loving Badgers ended the Wildcats’ pursuit of perfection in the national semifinals, and set up an intriguing showdown in the April 6 title game: Duke trying to give Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national championship, Wisconsin trying to capture its first in 74 years.“I don’t think basketball fans that I know would ever say that Duke didn’t have a good team,” countered Badgers coach Bo Ryan, who won four Division III titles at Wisconsin-Platteville.“A lot of people thought they had a pretty good team because they spanked our team at our place in December,” he said. “I can’t say that they were ignored, that’s for sure.”Yet the buzz at the Final Four this week was focused on Kentucky. The only folks giving the Badgers much of a chance were wearing red and white and scarfing down cheese.Along with the coach in the other locker room.“Coming into the year, I thought they’d be the best team in the country, and they have been,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s just that Kentucky’s undefeated performance has overshadowed just how good Wisconsin has been, until (Saturday) night. There aren’t any shadows anymore.”Only spotlights.The Blue Devils (34-4) have run roughshod through the NCAA Tournament, relying on suffocating defense and game-changing freshman Jahlil Okafor to shut down opponents. They’re allowing just 55 points per game, one of the finest defensive performances in tournament history.Meanwhile, Okafor and his merry band of freshmen — Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones and Grayson Allen — have risen to the challenge of the game’s biggest stage. The four led the way in a semifinal blowout of Michigan State, a game never in question after the first 5 minutes.“We want to be one of those teams that coach is bragging about five, seven years later,” senior guard Quinn Cook said. “So that’s the motivation for us, to be special.”As if they needed any more motivation, Krzyzewski has been waving his 2010 title ring in their faces all tournament. He earned it in Indianapolis, in the same building as this year’s Final Four, and steps away from where he won his first championship at the Hoosier Dome in 1991.“That’s what we want to get,” Okafor said, glancing at the glittering ring on Coach K’s hand. “We’ve always talked about us having an opportunity to have a national championship ring.”The loveable goofballs from Wisconsin (36-3) are standing in their way, and nobody can argue they haven’t earned the right. Only three other teams have faced the highest possible seed in every game on the way to the championship since the field expanded to 64 in 1985.Two of those lost in the title game. None had to face another No. 1 seed.“They know they have a chance to make a mark in history. They understand that,” Ryan said Sunday. “But they’re enjoying it while they do it, and that’s important, too.”Indeed, the Badgers have become the clown princes of the NCAA Tournament. From messing with stenographers to podium hijinks, to their penchant for playing Super Smash Bros., the free-spirited Big Ten champs have taken an entire fan base — and plenty of casual fans — on quite ride.“That’s just how we are,” explained the Badgers’ Sam Dekker. “Some people tell us on Twitter, ‘Focus, guys!’ But that’s just us. We know when to focus.”Or, as teammate Nigel Hayes put it, “We don’t try to be ourselves. We just ARE ourselves.”What they are is an offensive powerhouse led by AP player of the year Frank Kaminsky that is averaging nearly 80 points in the tournament. They’re a veteran group that’s been through the grind. They’re the counter argument to all those critics that argue the college game has fallen off, that scoring is down, execution is sloppy and the product has never been worse.They’re also the team that has already avenged a heartbreaking loss to Kentucky in last year’s national semifinals, and is now one step away from its first championship since 1941.“Whatever this team accomplishes Monday night, one way or the other, it’s still who they are,” Ryan said. “I’ve never been concerned if there are people that perceive us a different way, because we are who we are. We play the way we play. We’re sure happy with it. So we can live with that.”(DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

$400 Million Allocated for Mobay Waterfront Protection Project

first_imgThe Government will commence the Montego Bay Waterfront Protection Project in the upcoming fiscal year with an allocation of $400 million.Details are given in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Activities under the project, which are expected to begin in April 2019, involve the rehabilitation of the Montego Bay Groynes. This is to reduce the loss of beachfront acreage to coastal erosion and protect valuable coastal resources along the Montego Bay Waterfront and marine ecosystems in the area.A groyne is a rigid structure built from an ocean shore (in coastal engineering) or from a bank (in rivers) that interrupts water flow and limits the movement of sediment. It is usually made out of wood, concrete or stone.In the ocean, groynes create beaches or prevent them being washed away by longshore drift (a geological process that consists of the transportation of sediments – clay, silt, sand and shingle – along a coast parallel to the shoreline).Up to December 2018 under the project, drawings and tender documents for the pilot (Southern Groyne) had been completed; and Terms of Reference completed for updated designs for all other groynes.The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, through funding from the Government of Jamaica, is expected to end in March 2021.last_img read more

Halifax Biomedical to Expand Sales and Create Jobs

first_imgA homegrown, innovative biomedical enterprise in rural Cape Breton is about to expand its operations, creating jobs and increasing export sales. Halifax Biomedical Inc., headquartered in Mabou, Inverness Co., with a satellite office on Halifax, specializes in a medical imaging technique called Roentgen Stereophotogrammetric Analysis (RSA). The technology produces extremely precise 3-D X-ray measurements. The company is building and testing the first RSA suite at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Nova Scotia is helping the company expand with a $900,000 loan from the Industrial Expansion Fund. “The province is supporting the expansion of a company that has the potential to become a world leader in medical diagnostic devices,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Economic Development. “It is also an investment in the province’s life sciences industry which now has more than 50 companies with close to 500 products competing in the global marketplace.” Halifax Biomedical is targeting the orthopedic sector because recent regulatory changes in Europe have fueled the demand for RSA clinical measurements. Over the next five years, the company is projecting sales will increase to $10 million, primarily from its dual X-ray imaging system. Employment will increase from nine to 65 with an average salary of $60,000. Direct tax benefits to the province will increase to about $2 million. “This investment will enable our company to accelerate the introduction of our products and subsequently expand our related medical image analysis services,” said Chad Munro, president of Halifax Biomedical. “The market response for our RSA products and services has far exceeded our initial expectations. I am very pleased with our initial successes and I look forward to building our company in Nova Scotia.” The expansion and commercialization project at Halifax Biomedical is valued at $3.3 million. Halifax Biomedical is a main subcontractor for a research project at Capital District Health Authority. This project will develop a diagnostic tool that will provide orthopedic surgeons with information to better care for patients after an operation. “Halifax is recognized internationally as a leader in clinical orthopaedic research,” said Dr. Michael Dunbar, who leads the research project. “Halifax Biomedical is an important partner as we undertake the largest RSA study yet conducted.” With export sales approaching $200 million, Nova Scotia’s life sciences industry is an important part of the province’s growing knowledge economy. About 3,400 people work in the province’s biotechnology and life sciences companies and research institutions. The Industrial Expansion Fund is one method provincial government uses to support economic development in Nova scotia. It is key to helping industries involved in innovative research and technology, while contributing to a prosperous and sustainable business climate for Nova Scotia. The fund has considerable flexibility in the amount and type of funding it can provide.last_img read more

Mother and daughter sue France over ill health from air pollution

first_imgBobigny (France): A Paris court on Tuesday began hearing a case brought by a mother and daughter who, in a legal first in France, are suing the state for damages over ill health caused by air pollution. The mother and the daughter are asking for 160,000 euros (USD 179,000) in damages from the state at the administrative court of Montreuil in the east of Paris. They argue the authorities did not take effective measures against atmospheric pollution, in particular during the very high pollution that Paris endured in December 2016. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’The pair say this had an effect on their health, especially as they were living at the time in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen, just outside the clogged peripherique ring road. The peripherique — opened in 1973 — takes 1.1 million drivers a day but is also a nightmare for the 100,000 people living around it. Both say they developed respiratory problems that were accentuated during pollution peaks. The mother, 52, has had to take time off work and the daughter, 16, suffered asthma crises. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThey have since moved to the city of Orleans on doctors’ advice and their health has improved considerably, says lawyer Francois Lafforgue. Their legal team argues that French authorities failed to implement rules to better protect the population, did not use all the measures at their disposal and did not properly enforce measures when agreed. In total, around 50 people across France are taking similar actions against the French state, said Sebastien Vray, the founder of the NGO Respire, which assists the cases of the plaintiffs. He said the fact the case has come to court is already a victory. “When I founded Respire eight years ago I had the aim that one day there would be a legal link between pollution heights and an individual’s illness.” Both Vray and Lafforgue said this is the first time such a case has reached a court in France. In France, air pollution is responsible for 48,000 premature deaths every year, according to the Public Health France agency.last_img read more

Murder charge laid in death of Nunavut boy 12

first_imgkmartens@aptn.ca@katmarte Ray Taparti Jr. of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut was killed in July 2017.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsA suspect has been charged in the case of a missing and murdered Indigenous boy from Nunavut.RCMP say 21-year-old Glen Kadlak Jr. of Rankin Inlet, NU., was arrested in Iqaluit on Saturday and charged with one count of murder in the death of Ray Taparti Jr.Taparti – also known as O.J. – was 12 when he disappeared for five days in Rankin Inlet, NU., and was found dead.His body was discovered in an industrial part of the community on July 8, 2017.“The loss of Ray Taparti Jr. in July of 2017 had a devastating impact on his family and the community of Rankin Inlet,” Nunavut’s Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak said in a news release.“Now that charges have been laid, the community can work on moving forward.”RCMP said it was the biggest investigation the Nunavut or V Division major crime unit had ever done.RCMP Insp. Ryan Mitchell said they conducted more than 75 interviews that involved 15 different agencies and departments.“I would like to express my condolences to the family and the people of Rankin Inlet,” Mitchell said in a news release.“Our thoughts have been with you since the onset of this file in early July 2017, and it doesn’t end here tonight with this milestone being reached. We will continue to support you through the prosecution of this matter and obtaining justice for O.J.”The Taparti family issued its own statement share by police: “We are relieved to hear someone is in custody tonight. We ask now for privacy as we heal.”Police said the victim and accused were believed to be “casual acquaintances.”They didn’t release further details or clarify whether Kadlak is charged with first- or second- degree murder.last_img read more

Kansas water park where boy died appears unlikely to open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated isn’t hiring lifeguards, advertising or selling tickets with less than a month left before its typical Memorial Day weekend opening date.Schlitterbahn remains mum on its plans but has largely removed reference from its website about the Kansas City, Kansas, park where Caleb Schwab was killed in 2016 on the 17-story Verruckt slide.Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, spokesman Mike Taylor says officials are assuming the park won’t open this summer. They are hopeful it will come under new ownership and open next year.Speculation about a potential sale was fueled by mortgage lender, EPR Properties, announcing last week that Schlitterbahn is expected to pay off its approximately $190 million loan on the property soon.The Associated Press read more

Asian stocks mostly fall on Wall Street slide trade fears

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday after another round of selling on Wall Street amid investor worries about a trade war.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.4% to 20,913.68. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.8% to 6,385.60. South Korea’s Kospi edged up 0.5% to 2,032.49. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.5% at 27,092.83, while the Shanghai Composite lost 0.9% to 2,889.36.The latest market slide comes as investors worry that the trade war between the U.S. and China will derail global economic and corporate profit growth as it drags on with no sign of a resolution.“The cracks in global equity markets threatened to grow wider still as relentless haven-buying of sovereign bonds overnight pushed key yields even lower and sent recession fears through stocks,” said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at Oanda.“Asia is unlikely to feel much relief today either with both the Nikkei 225 and the ASX 200 down.”On Wall Street, overnight, the S&P 500 index fell 19.37 points, or 0.7%, to 2,783.02. The index had been down 1.3% earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 221.36 points, or 0.9%, to 25,126.41. It had tumbled 409 points. The Nasdaq composite slid 60.04 points, or 0.8%, to 7,547.31. The Russell 2000 index of small companies dropped 14.07 points, or 0.9%, to 1,489.95.With two more trading days left in May, the S&P 500 is heading for a loss of 5.5%. That would be its first monthly loss since December. The market has been heading steadily lower this month as prospects for the economy have dimmed and as traders got more worried about the lingering trade feud between Washington and Beijing.In early May the U.S. and China concluded their 11th round of trade talks with no agreement. The U.S. then more than doubled duties on $200 billion in Chinese imports, and China responded by raising its own tariffs.ENERGY:Benchmark U.S. crude added 44 cents to $59.25. It fell 0.6% to settle at $58.81 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude, the international standard, gained 32 cents to $68.19 per barrel.CURRENCIES:The dollar rose to 109.70 Japanese yen from 109.31 yen on Wednesday. The euro weakened to $1.1136 from $1.1154.Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press read more

MPs urged to hold inquiry after white Christian girl put into foster

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. MPs have been urged to launch an inquiry into the placement of foster children after a white Christian girl was reportedly put into the care of a non-English speaking Muslim family.The child, aged five, who speaks English as her first language, has been looked after by two different Muslim households in the past six months.The girl was reportedly told to remove her Christian crucifix necklace and was not allowed to eat carbonara because it contained bacon.She was allegedly encouraged to learn Arabic in one household and was begging not to go back there because “they don’t speak English”, according to a confidential report from the local authority seen by the Times newspaper.She is also said to have told her mother since the placement in Tower Hamlets, London, that “Christmas is stupid”.Neil Carmichael, the former Tory chairman of the Education Select Committee, was leading an inquiry into fostering but the work was cut short by the general election.Mr Carmichael, who lost his seat on June 8, said the committee should restart the work and examine how children are placed with foster carers because of the issues raised by the case.  He said: “That is not the sort of thing that we want to be seeing happening I would have thought. A Department for Education spokesman said a child’s background should be an “important consideration” for authorities.center_img “I think it is really important that young children are made to feel at home, made to feel comfortable, made to feel a fully fledged member of the family that they are in.“They must be the key tests.”Mr Carmichael added: “I don’t think we are looking at wholesale reform but I do think that we need to be sure that across the whole country foster carers are given sufficient support and the allocation of children is given proper due care and attention.”In one of the homes, the mother wore a niqab, while the in the other the mother wore a burka, both of which fully cover the face.The child and her carers have not been identified.Local authorities are supposed to consider religious, racial, cultural and linguistic background when making fostering decisions.Tower Hamlets council have not said why the fostering decision was made.A spokesman for the council said: “We are unable to comment on individual cases or those that are subject to court proceedings.“Tower Hamlets Council’s fostering service provides a loving and stable home for hundreds of children every year, and in every case, we give absolute consideration to our children’s background and to their cultural identity.”last_img read more

Les plus anciennes formes dart dEurope datées à 43 000 ans

first_imgLes plus anciennes formes d’art d’Europe datées à – 43 000 ansDes chercheurs britanniques et allemands ont daté des vestiges préhistoriques provenant d’une grotte du sud-ouest de l’Allemagne à plus de 40.000 ans, prouvant l’ancienneté de la culture dite aurignacienne, apportée par Homo sapiens lorsqu’il a colonisé l’Europe.  À l’aide des techniques les plus modernes, des chercheurs des universités d’Oxford (Royaume-Uni) et de Tübingen (Allemagne) ont procédé à une radiodatation au carbone d’ossements fossilisés. Appartenant à des animaux, ceux-ci ont été trouvés dans la grotte de Geissenklösterle, dans le Jura Souabe (sud-ouest de l’Allemagne), dans une couche sédimentaire recelant également des objets de la culture paléolithique dite aurignacienne.À lire aussiLa Création d’Adam, la célèbre fresque de Michel Ange cacherait un incroyable secretD’après les résultats publiés dans le Journal of Human Evolution, les scientifiques ont découvert que les ossements dataient de jusqu’à près de -43.000 ans. Une date qui fait d’eux les plus anciennes traces jamais révélées pour cette culture. Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque celles-ci appuient également l’hypothèse d’une expansion de l’homme anatomiquement moderne en Europe dès cette époque, via le bassin du Danube, à la faveur d’un épisode climatique plus clément lors du dernier âge glaciaire. Outre ces ossements, la grotte de Geissenklösterle a déjà fourni d’importants éléments de parures, d’art figuratif, d’imagerie mythique et même des instruments de musique fabriqués à partir d’os d’oiseaux et d’ivoire de mammouth. “Ces résultats sont cohérents avec l’hypothèse que nous avions faite il y a plusieurs années évoquant que le fleuve Danube a été un corridor crucial dans le mouvement des humains et des innovations technologiques au sein de l’Europe centrale il y a entre 40.000 et 45.000 ans”, explique le professeur Nick Conard de l’Université de Tubingen en Allemagne.Le 25 mai 2012 à 14:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Build Your Very Own Robot With These Discounted Arduino Kits

first_img Electronics development sounds like a difficult concept but it’s actually easier than you might think, especially when you learn with Arduinos. While simple to use, Arduinos are powerful and versatile micro-controllers that form the basis of a myriad of electronics projects. If you have an interest in electronics, you need to give one of these Arduino kits a try. Each has been heavily discounted, plus you’ll save an extra 15% when you use the code MERRY15 at check out.Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit and Course BundleLearn how to build hundreds of electronic devices with the Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit and Course Bundle. The kit includes an Arduino Uno board, a selection of electronics components, and a 72-page instruction manual that’ll show you how to use it.You’ll also receive access to four web-based courses that’ll expand your knowledge of Arduinos considerably, so you can do even more with the kit. The courses are offered online so you don’t have to stick to a schedule, they’re facilitated by electronics experts, and are accessible for life.The Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit and Course Bundle is valued at $354.96 but we’ve knocked 85% off that price and are offering it for just $51.99. Plus, when you use the coupon code MERRY15 at check out, you’ll save an extra 15%, leaving you to pay only $44.19. SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit – $49.99See Deal The Complete Arduino Course BundleLearn more about the beginner-friendly Arduino prototyping platform with The Complete Arduino Course Bundle. This package offers access to six courses that explains in plain English how to use Arduinos to build a vast array of electronics projects.The courses are suitable for beginners and experienced electronics masters alike, they’re delivered online so you won’t have to stick to a schedule, and you’ll enjoy lifetime access. The Complete Arduino Course Bundle is valued at $539.94 but you can purchase it for just $25.49 when you use the code MERRY15 at check out. Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit & Course Bundle – $51.99See Deal Stay on target Flexbot Hexacopter KitTake to the skies with the fun and educational Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This kit includes everything you need to make your own smartphone controlled helicopter. The design is customizable and you can even alter the device’s code to change how it behaves.The Flexbot Hexacopter Kit, valued at $119.99, has been slashed in price by 25% to just $89.99, so this is a perfect time to buy. Plus you’ll save an extra 15% and get it for just $76.49 when you use the code MERRY15 at check out, making this purchase easier than ever. Pay What You Want: 2018 Arduino Enthusiast E-Book Bundle – $45See Deal The Complete Arduino Course Bundle – $29.99See Deal Want your products featured on Geek.com? Learn more about how to sell your products online! Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Flexbot Hexacopter Kit – $89.99See Deal SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot KitRobots have never been so much fun. The SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit offers an entertaining introduction to robotics design. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this kit includes everything required to build and program a robot that can walk, kick, and even dance.This popular kit, whose MSRP is $59.99, has been discounted by 16% to just $49.99. However, if you use the code MERRY15 at checkout, you’ll save a further 15% and get it for just $42.49 so now is the perfect time to get it. Pay What You Want: 2018 Arduino Enthusiast E-Book BundleThe number of projects you can build with Arduinos is almost limitless. You can use them to build robots, toys, sensors, wearables, and more. The only thing standing in your way is a lack of knowledge. And that’s what makes the 2018 Arduino Enthusiast E-Book Bundle such a terrific value.This package, which is normally $315, offers access to 10 e-books that are filled to the brim with Arduino education. And, since this is a Pay What You Want offer, you can get them for just pennies on the dollar. Simply beat the average price and you’ll get the entire bundle for that amount. If the average price is a little too high, just enter any lesser figure and you’ll still receive the first e-book in the bundle, a $27.99 value.Either way, you are in line to save big time on informative e-books that could pay dividends for years.last_img read more

Beckham names new MLS team Inter Miami

first_imgDavid Beckham has named his Major League Soccer (MLS) team “Inter Miami”The former England captain announced plans for an MLS franchise in Miami back in January.The official name of the football team will be “Club Internacional de Futbol Miami”.The aim of the name is to celebrate “a truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities” that references Miami’s international, diverse, inclusive, creative and ambitious spirit”.“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team,” said Beckham, according to RTE.“It’s an honour to announce the new name and crest to our fans.“We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.”Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…The club’s motto is: “Libertas, Unitas, Fortuna”Miami MLS managing owner Jorge Mas said: “Our city and our fans draw their strength from the dreams of a global population that calls Miami home.“It is only fitting that our name pays tribute to the inclusiveness that makes us who we are.”Fellow Miami MLS owner and chairman Marcelo Claure added: “We are extremely excited to offer the team’s identity to Miami and the world.“This team will thrive on the principles of solidarity, passion, innovation, tenacity and inclusivity and embodies all of them in every aspect of our daily work – on and off the field.”Inter Miami are expected to compete in the MLS in 2020.last_img read more

Police respond to accident in GraceBay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales –  Police and other emergency services yesterday were dispatched to a two motor vehicular accident in the Gracebay area of Providenciales.   Reports are that a vehicle overturned, persons are trapped and possible injuries sustained…Accident occurred at 9:36pm…#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Unai Emery sends out message to Arsenal fans

first_imgArsenal was defeated 2-0 by Tottenham at last Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final and Gunners manager Unai Emery wants his players to impress with great performance at Emirates Stadium.Gunners defeat on Wednesday is the fourth time Arsenal is being defeated this season but their coach is optimistic that future matches will be impressive and that he still has trust in his players.Speaking the official club website, Emery said:“Each match is very important and when other teams are winning, they are not stopping, they’re improving. We need, after our defeat in Southampton, we need the three points. But I am happy with the players. I think at the Emirates we are continuing strongly and for example, in the last match against Tottenham on Wednesday, the spirit is very good.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The players pushed and the players created the chances, and now we continue working on our efficiency to score. I trust in my players, I trust in our strikers, and tomorrow we need every supporter to help us.”“We are also going to push to give them a good match with energy, by playing well, and also with the three points in victory. We will play with a big respect for Burnley because they are a very good team with very good players.”“They played very well organised and also defensively they are very strong, and they have the personality to play with the long ball, the second action, a lot of crosses and have players with quality to score. This is a big match tomorrow.”last_img read more