Fulham’s Survival Hopes Take Hit With 2-0 loss at Palace

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Fulham’s hopes of survival in the English Premier League took another hit with a 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday.An improved display in defeat against Tottenham and a 4-2 victory over Brighton had presented Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham with some momentum, but the team was outplayed by Palace and again contributed to its downfall, which was secured by goals from Luka Milivojevic and Jeffrey Schlupp.Fulham is seven points from safety and its next eight league fixtures consist of four away games and home matches against Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.Palace won despite star attacker Wilfried Zaha being out through suspension.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Tuxera brings VelocityFS to SYSGO’s PikeOS for exceptional automotive data handling

first_imgTuxera has announced its partnership with SYSGO. The alliance comes as a response to the growing global demand for increasingly advanced embedded file system storage in the automotive sector. As automotive systems become increasingly complex and sophisticated, the need for seamless and secure data transfer and interpretation within a vehicle’s ECU has arguably never been higher.VelocityFS by Tuxera is the only modern flash storage system that operates on all major automotive operating systems, including real-time data-heavy solutions. The software system offers high-end performance through minimal CPU usage as well as competitive read and write speeds. VelocityFS by Tuxera also prevents data corruption and loss, while reducing flash memory deterioration. In addition, with its multi-level encryption combined with user- and group-level quotas, VelocityFS by Tuxera enables improved security on PikeOS’s architecture.SYSGO’s real-time operation system PikeOS has the only separation kernel carrying the Common Criteria EAL3+ certification, providing MILS conformant security on an architectural level, which at the same time is certified according to ISO 26262. The operating system’s separation kernel ensures separation between multiple applications, leading to a rigorous level of safety and security within its hypervisor platform. The combination of VelocityFS by Tuxera and PikeOS brings new levels of speed, reliability, and cost-effective performance to the software stack – enabling advanced data-driven applications for automotive OEMs and Tier-1s.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Avalue launches Intel Coffee Lake rugged fanless embedded systemNext Cadence delivers portable test and Stimulus methodology and librarylast_img read more

The race is heating up: R Ashwin after KXIP win their 5th match of IPL 2019

first_imgR Ashwin was a happy man after Kings XI Punjab won their 5th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League and moved to 4th spot in the points table on Tuesday. KXIP defeated Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs and now have 10 points from 9 matches this season.R Ashwin led from the front with bat and ball. He first a quick unbeaten 17 before picking up 2 for 24 off 4 overs to ensure the RR chase never really got any momentum. He won the man-of-the-match award for his efforts and showed he is still a force to reckon with in the shorter formats.KXIP had got off to a strong start in the 2018 Indian Premier League but had lost their way in the business end of the league. This year, they have been consistent and others like Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, the captain himself have chipped in with significant contributions after the brilliance of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle.R Ashwin said it was important for KXIP to get into the 10-point category. As of now, KXIP, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have 10 points while Chennai Super Kings have 14 points. But CSK. DC and MI have played 8 matches while KXIP have played 9.Kolkata Knight Riders (8 points from 8 matches) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (6 points from 7 matches) also have realistic chances of making it to the playoffs while time is running out for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.In a tight situation like this, R Ashwin was happy to get into double digits in the points column.advertisement”It was very important for us ot get into the 10-point category. The race is heating up. Everyone is on 8 points. It’s important to catch the momentum right now,” R Ashwin told the broadcasters after the match.R Ashwin was not considered for the World Cup as India have recently focused on bolstering their bowling attack with wrist spinners. But he has been in top form this season of IPL and Ashwin said he believes reinventing is the name of the game for spinners.”A spinner is someone who reinvents the wheel all the time. For me it’s about hitting various lengths at different speeds. The undercutter, the reverse carrom. I live by the sword and die by it, plenty of people say I try too much, but it’s good that I’m keeping on experimenting,” he said.Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul, R Ashwin shine as KXIP beat RR to move into top-4Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul storms past 1000 runs for KXIP in only his 23rd matchlast_img read more

Coach Cal Releases Ridiculous Video Asking Fans To Vote For His Former Players In The NBA All-Star Game

first_imgJohn Calipari asks fans to vote for former Kentucky players in the NBA All-Star game.coach calipari nba videoKentucky head coach John Calipari does a great job of keeping tabs on his former players – and making sure that Wildcats fans continue to support them throughout their careers. Friday, he released an interesting video that UK supporters should enjoy.In the below clip, Calipari urges Kentucky fans to vote for the school’s former stars – including DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Rajon Rondo, Karl-Anthony Towns, John Wall – for the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. He name-drops pretty much every player who ever came through the system.Coach Cal also uses some props – including a fake unibrow – to make his point. Enjoy:last_img read more

Urban Meyer’s Wife Has Adorable Message Before Today’s Game

first_imgUrban Meyer with his wife after an Ohio State football game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Today’s a big day for Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s football program.The Buckeyes have been struggling in recent weeks, getting blown out by Purdue and barely getting past Nebraska, and how they’re taking on a Michigan State program that has given them a ton of fits in recent years.Ohio State needs a win today to stay alive in the College Football Playoff and Big Ten championship race.Meyer and Co. are understandably nervous for this one.Urban’s wife, Shelley Meyer, had an adorable message before today’s game:“I wanted to be there tonight but I am in East Lansing w Urbs. Keeping him calm for game tomorrow. #coachwifeprobs,” she tweeted.I am SURE that tree is for me!! I wanted to be there tonight but I am in East Lansing w Urbs. Keeping him calm for game tomorrow. #coachwifeprobs https://t.co/xPyEscbBbn— Shelley Meyer (@spinnershells) November 10, 2018Awwww.Ohio State and Michigan State are set to kick off at noon E.T.The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli: Friends set to turn rivals in IPL 2019 opener

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 21:05 IST IPL 2019 kickstarts on Saturday with MS Dhoni’s CSK hosting Virat Kohli’s RCB at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni and Virat Kohli shared a light-hearted moment in ChennaiCSK host RCB in the season opener of IPL 2019 on SaturdayVirat Kohli and his RCB teammates travelled to Chennai from Bengaluru on ThursdayA lot has been said about the chemistry between India captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the lead up to the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Kohli has been able to marshal his troops quite well in limited-overs cricket with the able guidance of his go-to-man from behind the wickets, Dhoni.However, that is all set to change as friends are set to turn rivals for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, starting March 23. Incidentally, it’s Dhoni vs Kohli in the season opener as Royal Challengers Bangalore travel to Chennai to take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.There’s a lot of hype surrounding the opening fixture as two of the biggest superstars of Indian cricket are going head-to-head in what is expected to be a blockbuster opening clash. Banter between fans of two of the most-followed IPL franchises have already begun.Dhoni will have to deal with the pressure of being the defending champions in IPL 2019. On the other hand, Kohli will be hoping to end RCB’s title drought this year. Both the skippers will be hoping for a positive start on Saturday.Amid all the hype and buildup, Dhoni and Kohli found time to share a light-hearted moment in Chennai on Thursday. In a photograph uploaded by CSK on social media, the two skippers can be seen greeting each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.Both CSK and RCB trained under light at the iconic venue. Kohli and his RCB teammates had made the trip from Bengaluru to Chennai earlier in the day.advertisementThe #AnbuDen mustafa-mustafa before the big match! #WhistlePodu #YelloveAgain pic.twitter.com/OniD3TuK8nChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 21, 2019Both teams have been preparing for the highly-anticipated season opener from earlier this week. The likes of Dhoni and Kohli joined the preparatory camps of their respective franchises well ahead of Saturday’s first match.Notably, close to 12,000 fans had turned up to watch CSK’s practice match on Sunday. CSK are returning to Chennai for the first time in nearly 12 months as their home matches, barring one league game against Kolkata Knight Riders, were shifted out of the city due to Cauvery River issue in IPL 2018.Speaking days ahead of their opener, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming conceded defending the title is a big challenge, considering the quality of oppositions in IPL 2019.”Our challenge is to win the Cup again. It’s difficult, takes a lot of things to work for you. We’ve come back and rebased ourselves on what we need to do to stay comfortable and what we need to do from a skill point of view to compete with seven other very good sides,” Fleming had said.”We openly have said we prefer experienced players because they identify big moments and last year they won them. That’s our challenge again. We back our people, so there’s not a lot of change in our side and we work hard on our relationships and one-on-one coaching rather than re-buy a team every year.”Meanwhile, the captains of all eight franchises have reportedly reached Chennai to record a video of them signing the fair-play pledge. The pre-recorded video will be played ahead of the opening match on Saturday.Also Read | Pakistan decide not to broadcast Indian Premier League 2019 matchesAlso Read | ‘12,000 fans at practice match just a teaser’: Decoding Chennai’s love for CSKAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s captaincy in focus as RCB look to forget Summer of 2018Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow IPL 2019Follow Virat KohliFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow MS Dhoni MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli: Friends set to turn rivals in IPL 2019 openerChennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni and his Royal Challengers Bangalore counterpart Virat Kohli posed for a photograph ahead of season opener of IPL 2019 between the two sides scheduled for Saturdayadvertisementlast_img read more

Govt to Work with Pan-Caribbean to Increase Sugar Production

first_imgThe Government is committed to working with Pan-Caribbean Limited to get their sugar production back on track.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, gave this undertaking during his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 8. Production at Pan-Caribbean Limited, comprising Frome, Monymusk and Bernard Lodge, which constitute 70 per cent of the sugar industry, has been down by 23 per cent in comparison with 2010/2011, the last year of Government control.“Obviously this is disappointing. If Pan-Caribbean takes the necessary corrective action, then we could see their production increase in the 2015/16 crop year,” Mr. Clarke said. The Minister informed that despite privatization of the sugar industry, the projected production of sugar for this year is 125,000 tonnes, compared with 131,589 tonnes produced last year. He added that last year the Complant-owned factories produced 65,000 tonnes of sugar, while this year they did 54,000 tonnes.“Clearly, there are some deficiencies within the Complant operations. While there is some expansion in cane production from cane farmers in the area, the agronomic practices on the Complant operated farms are less than desired,” Mr. Clarke informed. The Minister noted, however, that the other divested estates, Golden Grove and Everglades, are making serious strides. “For instance, production at Everglades moved from 3,984 tonnes last year to 6,674 tonnes this year, and projections are for a 56 per cent increase in production for the 2013/14 crop year, based on their current expansion in cane production,” Mr. Clarke said. At Golden Grove, production fell marginally because of the severe impact of Hurricane Sandy (in October last year). However, in the 2013/14 crop they are poised to increase by 14.5 per cent due to the expansion of sugar cane production currently underway. Worthy Park and Appleton continue to hold their own.In the meantime, Mr. Clarke refuted claims made by the Opposition spokesman on Finance, Audley Shaw that the Government had not fulfilled its obligations to Complant and was therefore jeopardizing the construction of a US$100 million refinery by Pan-Caribbean. “The fact is that the only outstanding matter has to do with the separation of some workers from the JPS lines that supply Complant operations. This is going to cost the Government $200 million and we are working with the Ministry of Finance to see how that can be accommodated,” the Minister said. He added that all of the technical drawings are in place, and “we are only awaiting the financing of the project.”Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Tourism Workshop Helps Industry

first_imgThe man behind Australia’s famous “shrimp on the barbie” tourism branding campaign is helping Nova Scotia communities make themselves more attractive to tourists. Bill Baker has more than 30 years experience in branding tourism destinations. He is delivering a workshop in Halifax today, April 25, for Nova Scotians involved in the tourism industry, on creating experiences visitors want, and branding them successfully. “We’re pleased to have a world renowned tourism professional with so much expertise helping Nova Scotia’s tourism industry,” said Len Goucher, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “This workshop will help us deliver on our promise of unique, authentic experiences that visitors are looking for, and supports our strategy in the new tourism plan to build our tourism brand through these core experiences.” Tourism destination areas are geographic regions offering a range of experiences and services for tourists, such as the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, the Parrsboro and Fundy area, and the Bluenose coast from Peggys Cove to Lunenburg. In Nova Scotia, many partners are working together to develop these areas, including tourism operators, communities, and regional tourism and development organizations. The department is helping with workbooks and presentations to guide the development process. During his workshop, Mr. Baker is walking more than 100 participants through a workbook on his seven-step process to brand areas, ensuring that promises of wonderful experiences made in advertising are met when tourists arrive. He also dispels myths about branding and offers many rules of thumb and checklists on the subject. “Tourism operators and communities play a large role in creating experiences for visitors,” said Judy Saunders, general manager of the Old Orchard Inn in Greenwich, Kings Co. “As a private operator, this workshop is giving me a concise process to help me further my staff’s understanding that we must always keep our promise of a quality accommodation experience for our guests.” Mr. Baker’s workshop is part of the fifth Product Development Day hosted by the department and the Nova Scotia Tourism Partnership Council. The annual event is an opportunity for tourism operators and others to learn more skills to boost businesses and the industry.last_img read more

Jason Bernard Named Mikmaq Representative for Regional School Board

first_imgJason Bernard was appointed Mi’kmaq representative for the Strait Regional School Board, Oct. 7. Mr. Bernard of We’koqma’q First Nation was recommended for the position by the chiefs of the Chapel Island, Paq’tnkek and We’koqma’q communities and brings several years of experience to the role. “Our government recognizes the important and unique perspective Mi’kmaq representation brings to our educational system,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “Mr. Bernard has the full support of the Mi’kmaq community and we look forward to welcoming him and his expertise to the Strait Regional School Board.” Mi’kmaq school board representatives ensure that the needs and best interests of First Nations’ students are being addressed in the province’s educational system. The appointment of a Mi’kmaq school board representative is legislated by the provincial Education Act. The minister appoints a representative following consultation with the appropriate First Nations communities.last_img read more

Four IAF personnel killed in 1990 Trial to begin next week

first_imgJammu: After nearly 30 years, trial in the killing of four Indian Air Force personnel in Kashmir will begin next week as a special court has issued production warrant against JKLF chief and main accused in the case Yasin Malik, officials said.Besides Malik, who is at present in judicial custody after he was placed under arrest by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a terror funding case, warrants have been issued against three others. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The officials said that Malik was likely to be produced through video conferencing and requisite permission was being sought for that. Besides the killing of Indian Air Force officers on January 25, 1990 on the outskirts of Srinagar city, Malik is also an accused in the kidnapping of the then union home minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s daughter in 1989. Two charge sheets were filed by the CBI in August and September 1990 against Malik before the designated TADA court in Jammu. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn 1995, he was granted a stay on trial by a single bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as there was no TADA court in Srinagar. In 2008, Malik approached a special court saying that the trial should be shifted to Srinagar as he was facing lot of problems of security in view of the Amarnath row — an agitation which had divided people of Kashmir and Jammu on religious lines over the issue of leasing out land to outsiders during the annual pilgrimage. The CBI filed objections and opposed the application, which was rejected by an order dated April 20, 2009. Finally, decks were cleared this April for the trial of Malik in Jammu in the two cases after standing counsel for the CBI Monika Kohli argued before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court that the agency had opposed transfer of cases to Srinagar which was rejected. She also informed the court that petitions challenging the order of TADA court were filed with the high court but these could not be heard. Highlighting the CBI objections, Kohli also informed Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta that the TADA court is Srinagar was abolished and the designated court in Jammu was given jurisdiction throughout the state with headquarters at Jammu in May 1990. In a 27-page judgment, Justice Gupta, while vacating the order by a single bench, said, “… From bare perusal of contents of petitions and relief sought therein, one can definitely come to conclusion that petitioners (Malik) have sought transfer of their cases from designated court Jammu to additional court at Srinagar, which is not permissible under law.” Malik was a militant before he gave up arms in the mid-1990s. The IAF case relates to an incident that occurred on January 25, 1990 at Rawalpora, Srinagar. Air Force employees were fired upon by terrorists in which 40 of them, including a woman, received serious injuries and four personnel were killed on the spot. On completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed on August 31, 1990 against Malik and five others before the designated TADA court in Jammu. The second case relates to the kidnapping of Rubiya Syed. She was going to her house at Nowgam when she was abducted by some unidentified terrorists travelling in the same mini bus. She taken to some unknown place and the militants threatened to kill her in case their demands were not met. They brandished guns and pistols, creating panic among the passengers.last_img read more

Scheer vows internal freetrade deal as part of vision for stronger federation

first_imgOTTAWA — If the Conservatives win the Oct. 21 federal election, Andrew Scheer says he’ll convene a first-ministers’ meeting within 100 days devoted to knocking down barriers to trade among Canada’s provinces.The Conservative leader says he’ll also appoint an interprovincial-trade minister whose sole mandate will be negotiating a free-trade deal with the provinces.Scheer says he’s talking about a formal, comprehensive agreement, negotiated by professionals, not just a memorandum of understanding.Eliminating interprovincial trade barriers is part of Scheer’s vision for what he calls a “stronger and freer federation.”He says a Scheer government would decentralize decision-making to the government closest to the people affected and respect provincial jurisdiction, but it would also take leadership in areas of sole federal jurisdiction, including internal trade and pipelines.That’s in contrast to what he calls Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “my-way-or-the-highway federalism,” which Scheer says has stoked regional alienation, pitted provinces against each other and produced the coldest relations between federal and provincial governments in generations.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Somalia Security Council maintains exemption of aid delivery from embargo monitoring

“The Security Council noted that the measures in paragraph 5 of resolution 1916 remain necessary to address the situation in Somalia, which continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security,” the Council said in a press statement.In its resolution 1916, adopted on 19 March, the Council expanded the United Nations panel of experts monitoring compliance with sanctions related to the conflict in Somalia for another year, and expanded its mandate to include Eritrea’s activities in Somalia.The panel, which has monitored compliance with embargoes on the delivery of weapons and military equipment, is now also tasked with probing activities – financial, maritime or any other field – which generate revenue used to violate the embargoes.It is also now required to investigate “any means of transport, routes, seaports, airports and other facilities” used to break the embargoes, and to also identify ways in which the capacities of the region’s States can be strengthened to better implement the arms embargo.The resolution eased some restrictions to enable the delivery of supplies and technical assistance by international, regional and sub-regional organisations, and to ensure the flow of urgently needed humanitarian assistance. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia was requested to report every 120 days on the implementation of this provision.Somalia, which has been torn apart by decades of conflict and factional strife, faces a dire humanitarian crisis in which 3.2 million people, more than 40 per cent of the population, is in need of aid. 29 November 2010The Security Council today maintained the exemption of activities related to the delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia from restrictions imposed under the Council’s existing arms embargo relating to the Horn of Africa. read more

South Sudan UN mission voices deep concern after deadly attack by rebels

1 November 2011The United Nations has dispatched peacekeepers and medical staff to the north of South Sudan after members of a rebel group attacked a town at the weekend, killing nearly a dozen people and burning a number of homes. At least nine civilians, including four children, are confirmed to have been killed in the attack by the South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) against Mayom on Saturday morning, and two other people are missing and presumed dead, according to Aleem Siddique, a spokesperson for the UN operation in South Sudan (UNMISS).Mr. Siddique said armed forces and police officers had eventually repelled the attack and the situation in Mayom, a key town in Unity state, had since calmed.UNMISS sent a team of peacekeepers, medical staff and civilian experts to the area on Sunday to help local authorities deal with the aftermath of the attack, while the mission also evacuated several wounded civilians to a UN hospital in the town of Bentiu, the state capital.Mr. Siddique said the mission was deeply concerned by the killings, which followed a warning from the SSLA urging staff from the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to leave the area for their own safety.He stressed that UNMISS was not evacuating its staff from either Unity or neighbouring Warrap state.“We remain firmly committed to serving the people of South Sudan,” he said, adding the mission would work closely with state and national authorities in the new country to tackle causes of insecurity.Since South Sudan became independent in July after a referendum in which voters overwhelmingly backed secession from Sudan, the country has experienced a series of deadly inter-ethnic clashes as well as fighting involving rebel groups opposed to the Government. read more

China has vital role in global efforts for peace Annan says in

Looking back at 2003, the Secretary-General said the Year of the Goat for the United Nations was not an easy one. “But we are looking ahead with hope to the Year of the Monkey. We know it will bring new challenges, but we are determined to meet them creatively,” he said in a videotaped greeting.Mr. Annan, who will address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, tomorrow, pledged to encourage global leaders in the year ahead to come together in the cause of peace, development and human rights. “In all such efforts, China plays a vital role. And China can take pride in its successes, in reducing poverty and opening up new opportunities for its people,” he said.”Of course, you still face many challenges, but if you keep moving on the path of reform, development, democratization and human rights, I am sure you will meet them,” he added. “And if all countries walk together down that path, our world will be a safer and more peaceful place.” read more

UN report calls for fundamental change on Gaza renewed urgency in West

“This is the only path that can lay the basis for a dignified civilian life and a renewed effort at Israeli-Palestinian peace,” according to the report, issued by the office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry. Mr. Serry is due to brief the UN Security Council tomorrow on the situation in Gaza, including efforts to finalize a mechanism to kick-start shelter rehabilitation and reconstruction.According to the report released today, the major escalation in Gaza has taken a “devastating toll on civilian lives” and resulted in an “unprecedented amount of destruction” which brought into stark relief the need for fundamental change.Although largely eclipsed by events in Gaza, circumstances on the ground in the West Bank deteriorated, with a rise in violence, continued settlement expansion, land expropriation, and a high number of reported confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces and settlers, the report states.“Neither Israeli closure nor militant smuggling of weapons or material for tunnels nor the continued division of the Palestinians can offer anything beyond setting the stage for another, even more catastrophic war,” the report reads. It also highlights that in spite of the continued pressures on the Palestinians and fiscal difficulties affecting the Palestinian Authority (PA) during the past year, further progress has been made in enhancing Palestinian institutions, including advances in national planning, budget management and service delivery. However, the report explains how the deteriorating socio-economic trends in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip indicate that the status quo is not sustainable and that real progress needs to be made.The authors wrote that reconstruction, recovery, governance and security in Gaza must take place in the context of the return of one legitimate Palestinian authority, which will have the support of the UN and partners. The report will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) to be hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 September.The AHLC serves as the principal policy-level coordination mechanism for development assistance in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Committee is chaired by Norway and co-sponsored by the European Union and United States.In addition, the United Nations participates together with the World Bank (Secretariat) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The AHLC seeks to promote dialogue between donors, the Palestinian Authority and the Government of Israel. read more

Dundee Precious Metals to map underground mines with Exyn A3R autonomous drones

first_imgExyn Technologies says it has signed up Dundee Precious Metals as the first commercial customer for its Autonomy Aerial Robots (A3Rs).Dundee will use the fully autonomous aerial system for data collection in GPS-denied environments to advance its initiatives focused on the digitisation and automation of its underground mining operations, according to Exyn.Theophile Yameogo, Vice President Digital Innovation, Dundee Precious Metals, said, “The Exyn A3Rs allow frequent and hi-resolution mapping of underground environments while reducing risks to personnel.”Yameogo said the company was already very excited at the results of the maps it was seeing. “As we further integrate the A3Rs into our workflow, we anticipate a transformation of operations compared to today’s models,” he added.Exyn’s A3Rs are driven by the company’s proprietary software, exynAI™, a robust commercially available software platform enabling full autonomy for aerial robots. Exyn has deployed its A3Rs as a service for customers in the US, Latin America and Europe.By using Exyn’s aerial robots to automate mapping and surveying, Dundee is, Exyn says, transforming its underground operations in three vital areas:Improving the quality of mapping data captured when compared with traditional surveying techniques;Improving safety by reducing the amount of time spent underground by human operators, and;Increasing operational efficiency by having more accurate and up-to-date information for mine planning.Exyn’s A3Rs operate without the need for a human pilot and in GPS-denied environments. The company said: “They are fully self-contained, intelligent systems designed to operate without the need for any prior information, persistent communication, or GPS. With all intelligence on board, the vehicle is capable of carrying out high-level missions in complex and completely unknown spaces.”Exyn’s multi-sensor data fusion pipeline allows each robot to assimilate measurements from a variety of on-board sensors including 3D LIDAR, cameras, and inertial sensors to “generate a robust state estimate of itself and surrounding environments”.When married with Exyn’s real-time navigation software stack, the robots can safely avoid collisions with both stationary and moving obstacles during requested missions, according to the company. “Moreover, its robots are also able to do real-time Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping to enable highly accurate map generation.”Dundee operates the Chelopech underground copper-gold mine in Bulgaria and is soon to be producing gold at the Krumovgrad project, also in Bulgaria.last_img read more

Bernadette OConnor found safe and well

first_imgUpdated 8.35pm 22 March 2013GARDAÍ IN SWORDS, Dublin, have said that a missing teen has now been located safe and well.Bernadette O’Connor (16) was last seen in Ballinteer on St Patrick’s Day.Gardaí said this evening she has been located safe and well and thanked the public for their assistance.Read: Dundalk man Seán Watters missing for one week>Read: Update: Missing Derry man found ‘safe and well’>last_img

LDP names former advisor as candidate in Osaka gubernatorial election

first_imgFormer vice-governor Tadakazu Konishi has been named as a candidate for governor in Osaka’s “double election” to be held on 7 April.His candidacy comes after the Liberal Democratic Party previously approached actor Takuro Tatsumi, who ultimately declined. Konishi has ample experience in government and is well-versed in the political issues of Osaka Ishin (Initiatives from Osaka). He has been selected as a candidate with the ability to join forces with opposition to Osaka Ishin, including Komeito (Clean Government Party) and the Constitutional Democratic Party.He first started working for Osaka prefecture in 1980. After holding positions such as chief of the general affairs department, he was appointed as vice-governor under Governor Matsui in 2012 and served as his right-hand man. However there was friction between the two regarding policy and administration. He retired, term unfinished, in 2015.Candidates for Osaka’s gubernatorial election will officially be announced on 21 March and the city mayoral election on 24 March. The LDP is also working on securing a candidate for the city mayoral election. RelatedPosts Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentionslast_img read more

Walker appoints USAF veteran to Dunleavy Senate vacancy

first_imgLt. Col. Mike Shower prepares for an F-22 Raptor training sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Wolfe)Governor Bill Walker has appointed retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mike Shower to fill the vacancy in Senate District E. Shower lives in Wasilla, and currently works as a pilot for FedEx.Listen nowMike Shower is the third person appointed by Walker to fill the seat once occupied by Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy resigned from the seat in January to focus on his campaign for governor.Governor Walker’s first choice was Mat-Su Borough Assembly Member Randall Kowalke. Kowalke submitted his name to the local branches of the Alaska Republican Party for consideration, but was not on the list sent to the governor. Senate Republicans rejected his appointment and insisted that Walker pick someone from the list provided by the party.Walker’s second choice was Thomas Braund of Sutton, whose name was on the party list. Shortly after the appointment, various media outlets reported controversial social media posts by Braund. Thomas Braund removed his name from consideration for the seat shortly thereafter, citing the need to care for a sick friend. Governor Walker said he did not approve of any of the three original names submitted, which also included current Representative George Rauscher and teacher Todd Smoldon.Mike Shower’s name was on a second list that the Alaska Republican Party sent to the governor. According to his resume`, Shower served for twenty years in the United States Air Force after graduation from the Air Force Academy. The appointment will now go to Senate Republicans for approval.Shortly after the appointment was announced, Senate President Pete Kelley said Senate Republicans [QUOTE] “Appreciate the prompt selection of Mike Shower from the candidate list provided by the Republicans of Senate District E.” [END QUOTE] Kelly says Senate Republicans will meet in the near future to consider the appointment.last_img

Jet Airways Announces New Offer for Bengaluru Flyers Fares Start from ₹908

first_imgChennai-Bengaluru1,107 Jaipur-Bengaluru2,393 Bengaluru-Kochi1,162 RouteFares in ₹ Kochi-Bengaluru908 Bengaluru-Jaipur2,390 Jet Airways on Tuesday announced special fares for economy class tickets for travel to and from Bangalore on or after 15 January 2015. The company said that the tickets can be purchased till 5 October.Jet Airways offer: inclusive of taxes:RouteRouteFares in ₹Fares in ₹RouteBengaluru-ChennaiFares in ₹1,162RouteChennai-BengaluruFares in ₹1,107RouteBengaluru-ChandigadhFares in ₹2,390RouteChandigadh-BengaluruFares in ₹2,395RouteBengaluru-GoaFares in ₹1,162RouteGoa-BengaluruFares in ₹916RouteBengaluru-JaipurFares in ₹2,390RouteJaipur-BengaluruFares in ₹2,393RouteBengaluru-KochiFares in ₹1,162RouteKochi-BengaluruFares in ₹908 Goa-Bengaluru916 Bengaluru-Chandigadh2,390 Chandigadh-Bengaluru2,395 Bengaluru-Chennai1,162 Bengaluru-Goa1,162 Additionally, budget carrier Air Asia too has offered fares similar to Jet Airways. Air Asia’s tickets are priced as as low as ₹690. The offer is applicable for travel between 15 January and 30 June 2015.As part of the promotional offer, tickets from Bengaluru to Chennai to Kochi are available with a starting price of ₹690, while tickets for Bengaluru to Goa and vice versa are available from ₹990.This year, several airlines have come up with various promotional schemes to attract Indian flyers. According to the latest figures, the number of domestic passengers surged to 56.9 lakh in August compared to 52.60 lakh in July, reported NDTV.last_img read more