BJP protests against water power shortage in Janakpuri

first_imgNew Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday gathered several party workers in Janakpuri assembly constituency to take out a protest against the state government, for lack of water and electricity supply in the Capital city. Speaking at the protest, former SDMC mayor Narendra Chawla held Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for problems faced by residents due to the serious lack of water supply. Chawla said that the water-tanker mafia was taking advantage of people’s troubles and extorting exuberant amounts of money from them in exchange for providing water.In a statement, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation claimed that residents of Sitapuri and Milap Nagar wards are not getting nearly enough water supply and that this was due to the incompetence of the local MLA in the region and the Delhi government at large. The statement went on to say that whatever drinking water is made available for residents, ends up being laced with sewer water, causing serious health problems for whoever consumes it. As a mark of protest, women from the BJP’s women’s wing broke empty water-pots and also burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister. SDMC councilors for Sitapuri and Milap Nagar were also present at the protest.last_img read more

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Sporting Life and Golf Town to merge but continue operating separate stores

first_imgTORONTO – Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. says it is merging its Sporting Life Inc. and Golf Town Ltd. brands.The Toronto-based company says the two sporting goods retailers will operate separately with their own branding and management teams, but will make joint investments in technology, staffing and their supply chains.Fairfax and Signature Global Asset Management, a division of CI Investments Inc., acquired Golf Town and its 47 stores in 2016.Fairfax purchased 75 per cent of Sporting Life in 2011 from founders from David and Patti Russell.David Russell said in a statement that he believes the partnership will be a “natural hedge” and will create strong profits throughout the whole year because Sporting Life sees its best sales rates in winter and Golf Town experiences them in summer.A handful of Golf Town locations have shut down in recent years, but Sporting Life has grown to operate 11 stores in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta and says it is eyeing additional locations in British Columbia and Manitoba.Companies in this story: (TSX:FFH)last_img read more

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Viruses from tropical countries are moving to temperate zones UN agency warns

Animal diseases are advancing globally and countries will have to invest more in surveillance and control measures, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, citing West Nile Virus, Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever and other plagues that have crossed from tropical to temperate zones.“No country can claim to be a safe haven with respect to animal diseases,” warned FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Joseph Domenech in a news release.“Transboundary animal diseases that were originally confined to tropical countries are on the rise around the globe. They do not spare temperate zones including Europe, the United States and Australia,” he added.Globalization, the movement of people and goods, tourism, urbanization and probably also climate change are favouring the spread of animal viruses around the planet, FAO noted.“The increased mobility of viruses and their carriers is a new threat that countries and the international community should take seriously. Early detection of viruses together with surveillance and control measures are needed as effective defence measures,” Mr. Domenech said, calling for strong political support and funding for animal health and more adequate veterinary services. The agency raised concern about the spread of the non-contagious bluetongue virus, which affects cattle, goats, deer and sheep. First discovered in South Africa, it has spread to many countries for reasons that remain unclear, FAO said. “We never expected that the bluetongue virus could affect European countries at such high latitudes,” said FAO Animal Health Officer Stephane de la Rocque. “The virus is already endemic in Corsica and Sardinia but could also persist in northern European countries.”Other examples of human and animal disease agents that were previously mainly found in tropical regions and that have spread internationally include: West Nile Virus, transmitted by mosquitos, carried by birds and sometimes affecting also humans; Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease that spreads through the bite of infected sand flies; and tick-borne Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, FAO said.African swine fever has recently reached Georgia and Armenia and poses a threat to neighbouring countries, it noted.Mosquitos that can transmit major human diseases such as yellow fever, dengue and chickunguya have already reached European countries and may constitute a major public health concern. 8 October 2007Animal diseases are advancing globally and countries will have to invest more in surveillance and control measures, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, citing West Nile Virus, Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever and other plagues that have crossed from tropical to temperate zones. read more

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President wants special security for archaeological sites

The President issued the directives at a meeting held on the conservation of tampita viharas in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held today at the Presidential Secretariat. President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to implement a special security program to protect places of archaeological value in remote areas, with the help of the Police, Civil Security Force and Archaeological Department.He further directed the officials to expand the prevailing security in the places of archaeological value including the places in the North and the East, provided by the Civil Security Force. The President also directed the relevant authorities to implement a special program to preserve the tampita viharas (temples on pillars), a special kind of Buddhist temple. The building of tampita vihara, the temples built on pillars was popular in Sri Lanka during the Kandy and Gampola periods. There are 204 tampita viharas recognized in Sri Lanka and six of them have been preserved. The preservation work is being carried out on another 85 tampita viharas. read more

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WHY IT MATTERS Energy

WASHINGTON – THE ISSUE: Energy independence has been a goal of every president since Richard Nixon. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different ways to achieve it. How energy is produced and where it comes from affect jobs, the economy and the environment.___WHERE THEY STANDClinton pledges that under her leadership, the U.S. will be able to generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. She also vows to reduce U.S. oil consumption by one-third through cleaner fuels such as biodiesel and natural gas and more fuel-efficient cars, boilers, ships and trucks. Clinton generally supports oil and gas drilling on federal lands, but would bar drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.After running as a champion of coal in 2008, Clinton now calls for protecting health benefits for coal miners and their families and helping retrain them for new jobs. She offers cautious support for nuclear power.Trump vows to “unleash American energy,” allowing unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other sources to push the U.S. toward energy independence and create jobs. Trump would sharply increase oil and gas drilling on federal lands and vows to revive the struggling U.S coal industry. He also would open up offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and other areas where it is blocked.Trump calls for rescinding the Clean Power Plan, a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight climate change, as well as a rule to protect small streams and wetlands from development. He also would cancel the 2015 Paris climate agreement and stop U.S. money going to U.N. global warming programs.___WHY IT MATTERSAlthough energy independence remains elusive, increases in U.S. oil production have lowered reliance on imports. In 2015, the U.S. relied on net imports for about 24 per cent of petroleum use, the lowest level since 1970.Domestic production of all types of energy except coal has boomed in recent years, spurred by improved drilling techniques and discoveries of vast oil supplies in North Dakota and natural gas in states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia. Production also is up in traditional energy states such as Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.Prices at the gasoline pump have declined sharply, to an average of $2.21 per gallon for regular unleaded in September, according to the AAA auto club. That’s down from $3.60 per gallon in 2012.Natural gas, cleaner than coal, has been embraced by politicians from both parties, including Clinton and Trump. Still, critics worry that popular gas drilling techniques such as hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — and horizontal drilling could be harming air, water and health.Clinton has said fracking should not take place where states and local communities oppose it, and she pledges to reduce methane emissions from all oil and gas production and protect local water supplies. On climate change, she vows to meet Obama’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 per cent by 2025.Trump says restrictions supported by Clinton would hurt energy-producing states such as Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia — battleground states in the election. While arguing that tax credits and other subsidies for wind and solar power “distort” the market, Trump says the U.S. should “encourage all facets of the energy industry.”Wind and solar power have grown in recent years, thanks in part to support from Obama, but renewable energy sources accounted for just 10 per cent of total U.S. energy consumption in 2015. Renewable energy is generally more expensive to produce and use than fossil fuels. Clouds impair solar energy and calm skies slow wind farms.___This story is part of AP’s “Why It Matters” series, which will examine three dozen issues at stake in the presidential election between now and Election Day. You can find them at: http://apne.ws/2bBG85aEDITOR’S NOTE _ One in an AP series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, wind turbines are silhouetted by the setting sun as they produce electricity near Beaumont, Kan. Energy independence has been a goal of every president since Richard Nixon. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different ways to achieve it. How energy is produced and where it comes from affect jobs, the economy and the environment. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File) WHY IT MATTERS: Energy by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Posted Oct 12, 2016 6:38 am MDT Last Updated Oct 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Mens Soccer Former Michigan transfer Nate Kohl a leader in many ways

OSU then-junior forward Nate Kohl (27) fights for a ball during a game against Akron on Oct. 26, 2016. Credit: Harrison Reber | For The LanternHe may be a former Michigan transfer, senior forward Nate Kohl is now scoring goals for Ohio State’s men’s soccer team.On the field and off of it, Kohl is nothing short of a professional. He’s coming off a career year and was not only named to the Big Ten Preseason Honors list, but was announced as a Senior CLASS Award candidate, an award given to Division I seniors who demonstrate leadership on their team.Players from the men’s soccer program have won the award twice in the past three years, something Kohl takes pride in. “The two guys from here in the past that got nominated were the winners. They’re really good guys and are excellent off the field,” Kohl said. “It just shows how these coaches have put excellence into us, not only on the field, but in the classroom and in the community. I’m honored to be a nominee.”An Ohio native, Kohl left Michigan after his freshman year and transferred to Ohio State. He sat out the 2015 season due to transfer rules, but returned as a junior in 2016 and scored six goals and notched two assists (14 points) in his first year on the pitch as a Buckeye. The highlight of Kohl’s comeback season? A double-overtime game-winner in Ann Arbor to beat his former team. It’s been more of the same from Kohl in 2017. He’s tied for second on the team in both goals (two) and points (seven).Kohl has come a long way in his short time at Ohio State, according to head coach John Bluem.“He’s really matured and understands the role of the forward a little bit more,” Bluem said. “He hasn’t found the net much this year, and a lot of times forwards will get frustrated by that. There’s so much more that forwards offer in a game. So, the fact that he’s pressing the opposing defense more, he’s defending better than he was before, he’s doing all the things that a center forward needs to do.”When Kohl isn’t lacing it up for the Scarlet and Gray, he’s in the community giving back.  Whether it’s been for Kick It for Cancer, Soles4Souls or the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Kohl has volunteered in numerous charities over the years. Every time he has an opportunity to take part, Kohl doesn’t think twice about it. “It’s really eye-opening,” Kohl said. “I’m happy to do it every single time whenever there’s an opportunity. I love doing that stuff. When I want to Ecuador for Soles4Souls, it was an unbelievable experience. To see some of the stuff that they go through every day, it felt great to give back. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”Junior midfielder Abdi Mohamed contrasts well with Kohl’s style of play, and together they’ve formed an exciting pair on offense for Ohio State.Kohl’s teammate for the past three seasons, Mohamed praised Kohl for not only the player he is, but also the leader he is on the team.“He’s honestly one of the best human beings I’ve ever met,” Mohamed. “He’s always looking out for others. He has a great personality and on the pitch, he’s superb. Every time he’s on the field, he just works hard. It just pushes me to work as hard as he does. He’s a go-getter and is always looking to help his team out in whatever way he can.”Nearing the end of his college days, the standout Buckeye hopes to continue his playing career at the next level. If soccer doesn’t pan out, Kohl still wants to work his way up through the education system, with the hopes of one day ascending to the role of athletic director at Ohio State. Either way, he’s determined to make something of himself. “We’ll see how the end of this season goes,” Kohl said. “I hope something happens for me after this season and I get a shot at something. If I get a shot, I’ll step up to my competition. Regardless, I’ll do what I need to do to become something after soccer here.”Sitting with a 7-7-1 record, the Buckeyes hit the road on Oct. 25 to take on the 2-7 Kentucky Wildcats. read more

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New TempoTrack an indicator of relative air recovery in flotation

first_imgBlue Cube Systems, known for its real-time in-line measurement of mineral grade using an inherently safe technology, has launched its latest product, TempoTrack. Unfortunately, this missed the deadline for the flotation article in our November issue. TempoTrack has been designed to be used on flotation cells to measure the froth height from the lip of the flotation cell, the tempo at which the froth runs over the lip of the cell, and the froth stability based on the bubble bursting rate. This information enables the calculation of the relative air recovery per unit cell lip length. The news came in too late to include in International Mining’s November issue article on the latest flotation devlopments. Hfl is the height of the top of the froth (f) to the cell lip (l)vf is the tempo at which the froth runs over the lip of the cellCalculation for relative air recovery per unit of cell lip length:Rair = Qair,out / Qair,inRair = vf Hfl / Qair,inTempoTrack can be used in conjunction with an installed MQi Slurry System or independently to optimise a bank of flotation cells. When used together with the MQi Slurry System, it determines which of the contributing flotation cells are causing a drop in grade or an increase in impurities. Controlling a bank of flotation cells without the inspection of an operator is now possible.last_img read more

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Its Route 66 for Rory McIlroy leads Open Championship after blistering start

first_imgRORY MCILROY HAS set the early pace with a “perfect round” on day one of the Open Championship.McIlroy shot six birdies to take the clubhouse lead at Royal Liverpool with a bogey-free 66.The world number eight leads by one shot from Matteo Manassero with five players — Brooks Koepka, Eduardo and Francesco Molinari, Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia — a further shot back on four-under.“It’s sort of does constitute the perfect round, especially in the first round of an Open,” the 25-year-old told BBC Sport afterwards. “I couldn’t ask for any more.”I stuck to my gameplan, focused on the par fives and tried to pick up other shots. For the most part my golf ball was under control and I’m very happy.The challenge now for McIlroy is to avoid another of the “Freaky Fridays” that have become his Achilles’ heel. His second-round scoring average is one of the lowest on the PGA Tour, ranked 181st out of 190.Last week he set a new course record to lead the Scottish Open after the first day but followed up with second-round 78 and plummeted down the leaderboard. Source: @GolfCentral via TwitterThe news was almost as good for Shane Lowry who – despite being one-over through nine – finished with a 68 and a share of third place.The 27-year old Offaly native took an aggressive approach on the back nine and it paid dividends despite the worsening conditions.He shares third spot with no fewer than six other golfers including Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia world number one, Adam Scott.Tiger Woods, playing in his first Major of the season, is three shots off the lead. Woods, who started his round with back-to-back bogeys, fired five birdies in six holes on the back nine to finish on three-under-par.Darren Clarke finished the day on level par 72 while Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell disappointed with rounds of two-over 74.– First published 15.05Check out the latest scores from Royal Liverpool here > McIlroy, right, with playing partner Jordan Spieth.“I’m playing well, swinging the club really nicely, holed some nice putts and I’ll try to continue to do that and hopefully have another solid round tomorrow,” he added.I won’t approach it differently.last_img read more

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Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb

first_img By Daniel Hickey Feb 14th 2017, 6:10 AM 15 Comments Source: William MurphyA LOUTH MAN who was making a bomb in his shed has been sentenced by the Special Criminal Court to eight and a half years in prison.Fully loaded, a detective previously told the court, the bomb would have weighed 500lb.Philip McKevitt (62) of Mount Pleasant, Dundalk, was convicted last December by the three-judge, non-jury court of the possession of explosive substances at the same address on 22 May 2010.At the beginning of the trial, McKevitt’s co-accused had pleaded guilty to the same offence.Conan Murphy (29), son of a man found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing in 1998, was jailed for six years.Investigations into the men began in May 2010, when gardaí received information about IRA activity in Louth, and a surveillance operation was put in place outside McKevitt’s house.The house was observed for four days, during which McKevitt was seen with Murphy in the yard and a garda heard an angle-grinder being used in the shed.On 22 May at 7pm, gardaí entered the shed. McKevitt was seen coming from the direction of a trailer.Inside the trailer were two adapted gas cylinders, which had been deliberately altered with sections cut from the top of both, which were strapped to a wooden frame in the trailer.In the boot of a car beside the shed there were fifty-two 500-gram bags of glucose.Also seized by gardaí was a roll of wire, 377 metres long, recently spraypainted green for camouflage.According to the investigating detectives, this was the command wire, normally used for detonating an explosive device from a distance.A match for McKevitt’s DNA was found on the handle of one of the gas cylinders.However, during interviews with gardaí, McKevitt said he did not know the trailer and gas cylinders were in his shed and that he had never seen them before.This was the second time McKevitt had been tried for and convicted of the offence. The first trial took place at the Special Criminal Court in 2011 and McKevitt was convicted in February 2012.However, a ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeal overturned the verdict and directed a retrial.Presiding judge Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy said yesterday that mitigating factors in the case were McKevitt was working under the command of others and that he had had some difficulties with alcohol at the relevant time.The sentence was backdated to 22 March last year.Read: Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyersRead: Court told of ‘exceptional turnaround’ by man with 70 convictions who punched pregnant woman Short URL Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 6:10 AM Man jailed for eight years for making 500lb bomb 62-year-old Philip McKevitt was yesterday convicted for constructing the device at his Co Louth home in 2010. 11,275 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share75 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3237575 last_img read more

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Vancouver improving historic Water Station 1

first_imgVancouver’s Water Station 1 is the city’s most important well field. Located at Water Works Park in the Central Park neighborhood, it’s the city’s oldest station.“The site’s been around since the late 1800s, early 1900s, serving water,” said Michelle Henry, a Vancouver civil engineer.Some of the existing infrastructure on site has been in place since the early 1900s. The 1 million gallon reservoir, for example, was built in 1909. That reservoir, and its 4 million gallon counterpart, are being replaced as part of the station’s three-phase improvement project.Phase 1 construction began at the end of 2016 and is now about 40 percent complete. Construction should wrap by September 2018. Meanwhile, the process for Phase 2 has begun. The project’s pre-application was submitted Oct. 24 to the city. Construction should begin in 2019.In addition to replacing the two reservoirs, which add 3 million storage gallons to the site, the water tower will also be replaced by a 1 million gallon standpipe.“The ultimate goal of this project is to preserve our most important site and what is our oldest site,” said Tyler Clary, Vancouver engineering program manager.last_img read more

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TCI Bahamian artists collaborate on The Dirty South Experiment record

first_img Related Items:#DirtySouthExperiment, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvdenciales, TCI, February 13, 2017 – Recording artists’ Avvy Bahamas and Jack Nasty says that the first two singles off their up coming album “Dirty South Experiment” is scheduled to be released this week Friday, February 17, 2017.The two who will be releasing a joint album next month expressed their excitement about the project they say has been in the works for about a year.  The album is expected to be distributed throughout the Caribbean region and beyond.  This is the first time that major artist from both family nations have come together for such a project and said that they are very satisfied with the final product and look forward to touring and marketing this project.  This collaboration marks a very historic moment for two deeply rooted and family nations.#MagneticMediaNews #DirtySouthExperiment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Hit Broadway musical Hamilton opens at San Diego Civic Theatre

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” opens at San Diego Civic Theatre January 6, 2018center_img Updated: 4:12 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton” opens at the San Diego Civic Theatre Saturday afternoon.There will be 28 shows in San Diego through Jan. 28.“Hamilton” tells the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand- man during the Revolutionary War and was the first treasury secretary.The acclaimed score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and classic show tunes.The musical was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and premiered on Broadway in 2015. Since then, it has had overwhelming box office success.The musical won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize.Resale tickets are still available for today’s matinee show at 2 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. on Ticketmaster.com.The San Diego cast will include Austin Scott as Hamilton and Nicholas Christopher as Aaron Burr.Scott’s credits include “One Day” and he is currently playing John in the Broadway revival of “Miss Saigon.” He played Washington in the Broadway version of “Hamilton,” according to the show’s producer. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Package with exposed wires spotted in Miami Beach deemed safe

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities gave the all clear after a suspicious package was found in Miami Beach, Saturday night.The package, showing exposed wires, was spotted near the footbridge on 24th Street and Collins Avenue.Police officers blocked off as the bomb squad went to check things out. Officials confirmed the packaged did not pose a threat.Traffic resumed shortly after.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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OEA Grant Funds Economic Diversification Program in Norfolk

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Old Dominion University Center for Enterprise Innovation in Norfolk, Va., has launched a new initiative designed to encourage government contractors to expand into commercial markets.For Elizabeth Dietzmann, the director of GOV2COM, the mission is clear. “We have amazingly talented government contractors. They need to learn how to target commercial markets, develop commercial skills, foster relationships in the commercial sector. These are mature companies; they just have to expand into other areas,” she told Inside Biz.GOV2COM is funded through a grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).Dietzmann’s recipe for diversifying southeastern Virginia’s economy will start with networking. “I want to bring all sorts of people to the table and ask them how can we do business and diversify our economy. The key is getting all of these people in the room so they can start the dialogue,” she said.Dietzmann already has begun discussions with leaders in sectors such as offshore wind energy, cybersecurity and sea level rise.“The goal is going to bring together disparate parts of the business community, and let them collaborate and build relationships, because that’s how we build jobs; that’s how we diversify our economy,” she told Inside Biz.last_img read more

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Regional Planning Agencies Need Consultant to Prepare Ft Bragg JLUS

first_imgThe Mid-Carolina Council of Governments (COG), in partnership with the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (RLUAC), is soliciting proposals for the completion of a joint land use study (JLUS) for Fort Bragg. The JLUS will update the existing GIS database and address compatible land use, environmental, climate change adaptability, air space and water supply/quality issues between the Fort Bragg military reservation in North Carolina and the six counties directly abutting it.The JLUS RFP can be downloaded from either the RLUAC or Mid-Carolina COG websites.Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 17. Submittals shall be made electronically to tlovell@mccog.org. File size is limited to 10 MB and consultants are encouraged to confirm receipt of submittals. Multiple files are permitted.All questions should be directed to Jim Dougherty, project manager, at either (910) 583-1233 or director@rluac.com. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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PSA Wilmington Relay For Life Set For June 1415 At Wilmington High

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — This year’s Wilmington-Billerica-Tewksbury Relay For Life takes place on Friday, June 14, 2019 into Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 5am to 5pm, at Wilmington High School. This year’s theme is “Spread Aloha, Spread Hope.” Learn how to participate or donate HERE.Watch this video PSA, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/1b4833aa-a2ce-4ec2-9b05-ce73a2073a68/video.original.mp400:0000:0000:35Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like 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… RelatedVIDEO: Watch A PSA For This Year’s Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Videos”PSA: Brady’s Foundation’s 3rd Annual 5K Run For Recovery/Walk For Wellness Set For June 9In “Videos”VIDEO: Watch The Hospital Bed Race From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”last_img read more

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Houstons Post Oak Little League Eliminated from Little League World Series

first_img– / 3The journey for Houston’s Post Oak Little League baseball team came to an end last night after the team dropped a 7-6 game in extra innings. Post Oak has been playing in Pennsylvania this past week for the Little League World Series winning title. Post Oak lost 7-6 to a team from Peachtree, Georgia. It was their second loss, and they’ll be returning home. Sharelast_img

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ARAIG A sensory feedback suit for video games so you can feel

first_imgAs the gaming industry moves along, it continues to tackle adding the five senses to the medium. It’s now had motion control so precise, that we quickly grew bored of waving around our 1:1 virtual tennis rackets. The Oculus Rift is attempting to bring pseudo-VR to the household for a relatively cheap cost. Smell-o-vision, though it doesn’t exist as any kind of major (or minor) peripheral, has been successfully attempted here and there throughout the industry’s life in form of a unit that releases scented oils. The realm of taste has been thankfully left untouched. Though the industry has provided very basic tactile feedback via vibrating controllers and peripherals, there isn’t yet any device that allows us to really feel our games. A new Kickstarter project, the ARAIG suit, is attempting to bring us those very feelings.The occasional haptic feedback suit has been attempted before — notably the Aura Interactor, essentially a subwoofer in a backpack — but the consumer market hasn’t been able to, for example, walk through the rain in a game and feel the patter of raindrops on their shoulders. The ARAIG — standing for the somewhat on-the-nose As Real As It Gets — suit aims to deliver a multi-sensory experience that a booming base in a backpack never could.The suit is composed of three main parts. Residing in the suit, the Decoders receive information from a game, then translate that information to an appropriate corresponding feeling, which in turn is sent off to the Exoskeleton. The Exoskeleton is the bulk of the suit, and with the Decoders’ information, creates all of the appropriate feelings on your body. It also houses the majority of the components, including the removable battery pack. The Sim Skin is an aesthetic customization option for the suit, so you can look fashionable while gaming and don’t necessarily have to wear a drab black ARAIG.The ARAIG is promising three different types of sensory feedback. The first type of feedback is surround sound, but since it’s coming from the suit, it follows you wherever you move. It aims to make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the audio action, since you literally will be. The second form of feedback will be a host of vibration systems that cover most of the torso and upper arms. The third feedback system, STIMS, is made up of what is essentially that machine you see in informercials that claims to work out your abs for you. You hook diodes up to your muscles, and little stimulations cause your muscles to automatically contract and relax. This kind of system will provide more sophisticated feelings that a host of vibration sensors couldn’t, but in conjunction with the vibration units could create a new sensation.A pledge of $299 is the minimum pledge that would nab you an ARAIG, but at the time of writing, all 100 slots are already taken. The next step up, to a pledge of $325, will net you the same ARAID unit, but without the cheaper early-access fee. If you’re interested in feeling like you just got shot by a bunch of a bullets while playing video games, head on over to the Kickstarter campaign page.last_img read more

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Recycled Wastewater Beer Goes Down Easy The Second Time Around

first_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Last year, conservation-minded Belgians brewed up beer using water that had been, well… previously used and donated by music festival visitors. Now a crafty California brewery has followed suit.Stone Brewing’s appropriately-named Full Circle Pale Ale was made with recycled wastewater. Yes, it puts a  sustainable spin on “getting pissed,” but don’t get grossed out. The water they used was actually more pure than your average tap water.Full Circle was a special project between the brewery and Pure Water San Diego, a program that was set up to “provide a reliable, sustainable water supply” to city residents. By 2035, they hope it will be producing 33% of the city’s water… and, presumably, a good deal of the beer that comes out of the dozens of breweries that call San Diego home.I’ve got bad news for those of you with a curious streak who want to know what a reclaimed pale ale tastes like. Stone Brewing only produced enough Full Circle for a special event attended by politicians and area VIPs… which is really too bad, because the folks who got to drink it said that it was quite delicious. Senior brewing manager Steve Gonzalez figures “it’s probably in the top three” out of all the beers he’s brewed.You’ll probably get a chance to sample something similar to Full Circle from Stone Brewing in the future. Until then, they’re happy to point out that the rest of the beer they make is also really, really good, like their Tangerine Express and Go To IPA.Image: Stone Brewing Stay on targetlast_img read more

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How to Create a Super Strong Password Infographic

first_img Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now April 18, 2014 2 min readcenter_img By now you should know that “123456” is not a smart password.If you’re still using a weak password like that gaping sieve — and haven’t even changed all your online passwords since news of the wretched Heartbleed SSL vulnerability broke — you’re hacker bait.Failing to create super strong online passwords leaves the keys to your banking, credit card, social media, email and more — basically your whole life — within dangerous reach of hackers’ grubbing hands.You could either a) do nothing and take your chances (which we strongly advise against) or b) take the 10 or so pain-in-the-brain minutes to build an army of strong passwords and sleep well at night again.Related: 3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security RaceWhat are strong passwords? They’re long. We’re talking 8 to 15 characters. They’re complicated. Think alphanumeric gibberish. And they take years to crack. Sadly, no single password is guaranteed to be 100 percent hack-proof. That said, killer password production is a bit of a fine art. One that’s not impossible to master, though, with the right tips and tricks up your sleeve.  Once you do switch up your passwords (come on, just do it already!), don’t sit back and get comfortable. Be vigilant. Play a proactive role in protecting your private online information by regularly changing them, optimally as often as you would a Brita filter, about every six to eight weeks. Or, if you’re really motivated and have the memory of an elephant, alter them every week.For more tips on how to practice better, stronger password hygiene, check out the informative, eye-opening infographic below from WhoIsHostingThis.com.Click to Enlarge+Source: Who Is Hosting ThisRelated: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself From the ‘Heartbleed’ Bug  This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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