Tata Motor’s Jaguar to produce electric version of Classic E-Type

first_img\R London, Aug 24 (PTI) The electric version of the classic Jaguar E-Type especially modelled for Prince Harry to drive Meghan Markle to their wedding reception in May will go into production at the Tata Motor’s Jaguar Land Rover factory in the UK, and will hit the roads by 2020, the company said. The sleek sports car, Jaguar E-Type Zero, will be converted to electric power at its Classic works facility in Coventry by Jaguar Classic, a unit of the company which restores vintage models, said JLR. However, the price tag of the revamped Jaguar E-Type is yet to be revealed by the company. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the Jaguar E-type Zero concept. Future-proofing the enjoyment of classic car ownership is a major stepping stone for Jaguar Classic,” JLR Classic director Tim Hannig said.E-type Zero showcases the incredible heritage of the E-type, and the expertise and craftsmanship at Classic Works, while demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s dedication to create zero emission vehicles across every part of the business, including Jaguar Classic,” he said.JLR also said that the owners of an E-type will be offered the option of converting their vehicles to electric power.The concept version of the car has a 40kWh battery, which can be recharged in six to seven hours.The latest version of the E-Type Zero, which has faster acceleration than the original Series 1 E-type, is set to be shown off at Monterey Car Week in California today.JLR is already in the process of building another electric vehicle — I-PACE — in Austria.Prince Harry, 33, the fifth in line to the British throne, married American actress Meghan Markle on May 19 this year at St George’s Chapel in iconic Windsor Castle. PTI AK RUP RUPRUPRUPadvertisementlast_img read more

Nokia X71 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to know

first_imgHMD Global has announced the Nokia X71, the first Nokia phone to sport a punch-hole display. The Nokia X71 has been launched in Taiwan and it touts a premium glass and metal design along with high-quality mid-range specifications that includes a 48MP triple camera system and a Snapdragon 660 chipset, among other things.It is still unclear whether the Nokia X71 will be called the Nokia 6.2 or Nokia 8.1 Plus. Given the pricing and hardware, the Nokia X71 falls right along or just below the Nokia 8.1 (Review). HMD Global hasn’t announced its global availability just yet, but we do expect the phone to launch in other markets including India soon enough. Here’s a quick look at the specifications, features and price of the new Nokia X71.Nokia X71 specificationsDisplay: The Nokia X71 sports a 6.39-inch PureDisplay screen with a FHD+ resolution and 19.3:9 aspect ratio.Processor: It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset.RAM: The Nokia X71 is offered with 6GB of RAM.Storage: It comes with 128GB of internal storage with support for expandability up to 256GB.Rear camera: The Nokia X71 triple camera setup includes a 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor, 5MP f/2.4 secondary depth sensor, and an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor.Front: The phone gets a 16MP selfie camera housed in the display hole.Software: The Nokia X71 ships with Android 9 PieBattery: It houses a 3,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.Nokia X71 features– In terms of design, the biggest new feature is the punch-hole display. This is the first Nokia smartphone to sport a hole cutout in the display to house the selfie camera. This type of display has been seen on phones like the Honor View 20 and Samsung Galaxy S10 in the recent past. The circular cutout allows for a notch-less display and larger screen real estate. The Nokia X71 offers a tall 6.39-inch FHD+ display with a 93 per cent screen-to-body ratio.advertisement– The Nokia X71 also gets HMD’s PureDisplay screen technology for high contrast, sharpness and enhanced colours. It also gets HDR10 video playback to offer an immersive viewing experience.– In addition to the edge-to-edge display, the Nokia X71 gets a premium metal and glass design. It comes with a 2.5D curved glass on the front and back and a solid metal frame. The phone is offered in a single Black colour option with copper accents around the frame, fingerprint sensor and camera module.– Notably, the Nokia X71 also gets the LED power button breathing light that HMD introduced earlier this year with the Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2 phones. The power button will glow white when you receive a missed call or an unread message.– The Nokia X71 is also the first Nokia phone to sport a triple camera setup with a 48MP primary camera. HMD hasn’t explicitly mentioned whether it’s using Sony’s IMX586 sensor or a Samsung GM1 sensor. Nevertheless, you can expect crisp and detailed shots through the primary camera that should also do well in low-light thanks to a large 1.6-micron pixel size and f/1.8 aperture. The triple camera setup also includes a 5MP f/2.4 secondary depth sensor, and an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor.– The Nokia X71 gets a tried and trusted Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core chipset based on a 14nm process. This is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone also ships with Android 9 Pie, but lacks the Android One branding in Taiwan. If the phone launches internationally, you can expect to see the Android One branding with stock Android Pie out of the box.Nokia X71 price and availabilityThe Nokia X71 has been launched with a price tag of NTD 11,990 in Taiwan, which roughly translates to Rs 26,900. This is similar to the price of the Nokia 8.1 in India. The Nokia X71 is currently up for registrations and is expected to go on sale starting April 10. As mentioned earlier, there is still no word on what the phone will be called internationally, and when it will land in other markets including India.ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1 review: Premium and Pie-poweredALSO READ | What is PureDisplay and why it matters with the Nokia 7.1last_img read more

Eastern Region Property Assessment Notices Sent

first_imgAssessment notices are in the mail today, Feb. 7, to Nova Scotia property owners. In the eastern region of Nova Scotia, the value of residential property assessments is more than $5.8 billion, an increase of more than 6.8 per cent from 2006. Commercial property assessments totalled almost $2.8 billion, an increase of 4.6 per cent. “These assessments reflect a continuing increase in residential property values and, in particular, waterfront properties,” said Charles MacKenzie, regional manager of the eastern assessment office. Property assessment notices for most residential properties will include a personal identification number along with the assessment account number. By entering this information on the assessment website, www.nsassessment.ca, owners can look up assessment information about their property. Those without Internet access can obtain the information and answers to assessment questions by calling 1-800-667-5727. Property owners may appeal the market-value assessment if they do not believe their assessment is a reasonable estimate of market value as of Jan. 1, 2005. To appeal, the form on the bottom of the assessment notice must be filled out and returned to the regional assessment office by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 28. Property owners cannot appeal the capped assessment. Residential property owners who have applied for the 2007 CAP program will know if they received the cap when they get their assessment notice. If they see a value in the capped-value section of their notice, they will be taxed on that value. The CAP rate for the 2007-2008 tax year was set by the province at 10 per cent. Applications for the CAP program for the 2007-2008 tax year were due Sept. 30, 2006. Beginning with the 2008-2009 tax year, the CAP rate will be set at Nova Scotia’s Consumer Price Index. Applications for the CAP program for the 2008-2009 tax year are due Sept. 30. They are available at any assessment office or on-line at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/asmt/cap/ .last_img read more

Accord de principe entre le gouvernement et le Syndicat

first_imgÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE–Accord de principe entre le gouvernement et le Syndicat ————————————————————Le gouvernement et le Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont conclu un accord de principe. L’accord sera recommandé aux membres par la direction provinciale du Syndicat. « Je suis ravie que nous ayons atteint cette étape, affirme Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Le gouvernement et le Syndicat ont travaillé fort pour conclure cet accord. Les membres pourront maintenant passer au vote pour ratifier l’accord. » Dans le cadre de l’accord, la grève du zèle sera suspendue et progressivement éliminée à compter du 23 janvier. Le gouvernement a entamé le travail de transition avec les conseils scolaires et le Syndicat. Le dernier accord avec les enseignants a pris fin le 31 juillet 2015. Les renseignements sur l’accord préliminaire ne seront pas divulgués avant que l’accord soit ratifié par les membres du syndicat. -30-last_img read more

5 whales dead after mass stranding on Maui beach

first_imgHonolulu: Five whales died, including four that were euthanised, after a mass stranding Thursday on a beach on the Hawaii island of Maui. Ten melon-headed whales were found stranded alive early in the morning on Sugar Beach in the coastal resort community of Kihei. Hours later, a whale calf believed to belong to the same social group was found dead on the beach about a mile to the north, said David Schofield, the regional marine mammal response coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USNOAA veterinarians determined four of the whales were in grave condition and nothing more could be done to save them, Jeffrey Walters, NOAA’s wildlife management and conservation branch, said in a statement. The animals were made comfortable with a sedative and then humanely euthanized to relieve their suffering, he said. The remaining six whales were refloated to the ocean but stranded again, Schofield said. NOAA initially said the prognosis for two of the six wasn’t good, but they eventually made it out to deeper water. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsWalters said NOAA and University of Hawaii scientists will examine the whales to determine what caused the stranding. Kealoha Pisciotta, a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, objected to the euthanizing of the whales, animals she said are a manifestation of the sea god Kanaloa. She and others wanted to hold up the whales in the water so they could recover and swim away or die dignified deaths. But she said NOAA officials wouldn’t let them near the whales. “All we’re seeking to do is have a relationship with our Kanaloa,” she said.last_img read more

Join Team Tom Brady At The 15th Annual Best Buddies Challenge Hyannis

first_imgBest Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, presented by Country Kitchen, will take place on May 30 – 31.More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International. Tom Brady, the New England Patriots Quarterback and a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, will serve as Honorary Co-Chair and lead Team Tom Brady to the finish line. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III and Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri will join Brady as the event’s Honorary Co-Chairs.“Best Buddies is an important organization with a great message to share, and I am so proud to support their work,” said Tom Brady. “I hope my role as Honorary Co-Chair will continue to bring attention to the organization’s mission of friendship and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the world.”“We are thrilled to be returning to Massachusetts for our fifteenth Challenge and we are delighted that Tom Brady, Guy Fieri and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy, III will join us as Honorary Chairmen of this event,” says Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International. “Their commitment to the cause – along with that of all Challenge participants – has helped bring an even greater awareness to the infinite abilities people with intellectual and developmental disabilities possess, and in turn, an outpouring of support for the Best Buddies mission.”Several New England Patriots, past and present, including Danny Amendola, Joe Andruzzi, Julian Edelman, Christian Fauria, Rob Gronkowski, Dan Koppen, Ryan Mallet, Jerod Mayo, Zoltan Mesko, Nate Solder, Vince Wilfork and Scott Zolak, are expected to attend the Tom Brady Football Challenge; along with Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri and Olympic Gold-Medalist Carl Lewis.The public is welcome and encouraged to come out and cheer them on – to reserve free tickets to the game, click here.The game will be followed by the Guy Fieri Celebrity Chef Tailgate Party, hosted by Guy Fieri, a best-selling cookbook author and host of several Food Network shows, including “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Big Bite.” Five Boston chefs — Tony DiCenso of Rino’s Place; Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s Restaurant; Jay Hajj of Mike’s City Diner; Paul Malvone of Boston Burger Company.; and Ken Oringer of Clio, Uni, Toro, Coppa, Earth restaurants, are scheduled to join Fieri at this year’s tailgate party. The chefs will work with several lucky Best Buddies participants, who will serve as their sous-chefs and help them prepare food for this fabulous feast.During Friday night’s festivities, Best Buddies will present Joanne Jaxtimer, Regional Executive, BNY Mellon, will be honored with the organization’s esteemed “Spirit of Friendship Award” for her outstanding efforts and incredible spirit of generosity on behalf of individuals with intellectual disabilities.On Saturday, May 31, hundreds of cyclists, including cycling legends George Hincapie, Ted King and Cam Wurf, will take the starting line at Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum for the picturesque 100-mile ride portion of the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, from Boston to Hyannis Port. The Challenge is open to participants of all ages and abilities and is designed to showcase the Best Buddies mission in action. It also features alternative 50 and 20-mile cycling routes, as well as the Carl Lewis Challenge, a 5K run or walk led by the Olympic gold-medalist himself.Several other celebrities, professional athletes and special guests are also expected to participate in the Challenge, including: “Glee’s” Lauren Potter, who is also a Best Buddies Board Member, Rising Hollywood Star Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. They will all be invited to compete in the “Friendship Races” on tandem bicycles.The Challenge will be capped off by a New England-style clambake and private concert by the Dropkick Murphys, which all participants and special guests are invited to attend.In addition to Brady, Congressman Kennedy and Fieri, Patrick Flavin, AVP, Workforce Initiatives, The TJX Companies, Inc.; John Hailer, President & CEO, US & Asia, Natixis Global Asset Management; and Chris Wayland, Vice President, General Manager at WHDH-TV 7 NBC; have committed to serve as Challenge Co-Chairs.Country Kitchen will return as Presenting Sponsor of the Challenge, and Audi of America will once again return as the official vehicle sponsor. Additional Challenge sponsors include: BNY Mellon, The Crimson Lion Foundation, Pepsi, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Natixis Global Assessment Management, The TJX Companies, Inc and Greenberg Traurig LLP; Andrew Barowsky, CVS Caremark, John Hancock Funds, and NBC/WHDH; Craigville Beach Club, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Demoulas Markets, Eaton Vance Corp., Energi, FIJI Water, the official water of Best Buddies International, Foxwoods Resort Casino, The GEO Group, Inc, Mark Edward Partners, Pilot Freight Services, Putnam Investments, Red and Blue Foundation, Samsung Galaxy, Santander Bank, and State Street; and Media Sponsors Bicycling Magazine, The Boston Globe, CBS Radio/98.5 The Sports Hub, Getty Images, the official photography sponsor of Best Buddies International, NBC/WHDH, Boston Common Magazine/Niche Media, the premier magazine sponsor of Best Buddies International and 90.9 WBUR.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Forget the chocolate Advent calendars go for booze cheese

first_imgNEW YORK — Advent calendars are hitting the bottle.The cardboard calendars, typically filled with chocolates, are now being stuffed with cans of beer and bottles of wine. Others have chunks of cheese behind each door.They’re meant to appeal to nostalgic adults who want to count the days till Christmas with something other than sweets. Many are available in the United States for the first time this year after gaining popularity during the past few holiday seasons in Europe. They’re sold for a limited time, get major social media buzz and tend to sell out quickly.Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Womens hockey Buckeyes come back from two goal deficit against St Cloud

Redshirt freshman Jincy Dunn skates up the ice while redshirt sophomore Kassidy Sauve watches from the net. Credit: Magee Sprague | For the LanternThe Ohio State women’s hockey team came back from a two-goal deficit for the first time all season after back-to-back goals in the third period tied the St. Cloud State Huskies 2-2 on Saturday at OSU Ice Rink. After five minutes of scoreless overtime, the Buckeyes won the shootout thanks to a goal from junior Dani Sadek and three saves from sophomore goalie Kassidy Sauve.OSU improved its record to 11-15-4 overall and 5-14-4-1 in the WCHA. “I was very proud of the girls,” OSU coach Nadine Muzerall said. “You know, we battled and the puck was literally not bouncing our way. We did everything we possibly could except for finish in the first two periods …They really rallied and did everything right, and then finally were rewarded for it.”St. Cloud State struck first with a point-blank goal from Julia Tylke off of an assist from Hannah Potrykus at 14:09 in the first period. The Huskies went up 2-0 after a power-play goal from Emma Turbyville off of a pass from Kayla Friesen at 10:41 in the second period.Despite dominating in shots with 23 to the Huskies’ 17 in the first and second periods, the Buckeyes were unable to find the net and went into the third down 2-0. At 9:11 in the third period, the scoring drought came to an end when freshman Rebecca Freiburger shot the puck into the top-right corner of the net off of an assist from junior Jessica Dunne to cut the St. Cloud lead in half, 2-1.Freiburger skates with confidence and has become a powerful offensive presence with six goals and eight points in her rookie season with the Buckeyes. “We got a game puck and I gave it to her [Freiburger] after the game because she had that piss and vinegar we’ve been missing to be quite frank,” Muzerall said. “It was nice to have a freshman take that role to elevate the game.”A few minutes later, at 12:03 in the third, OSU’s Live Halvorson and St. Cloud’s Tylke each received a penalty for roughing and sent the teams to four on four. 27 seconds into four-on-four play, Dunne had a slap-shot goal off of an assist from sophomore Maddy Field to tie up the game, 2-2. The score remained tied at the end of regulation and the two teams went into sudden-death overtime. The teams went scoreless through the five minutes of overtime in spite of the Buckeyes taking a risk and pulling the goalie in the final six seconds.“When you have possession of the puck as long as we did, I wasn’t second guessing it,” Muzerall said. “I knew that the girls felt very confident in it, and I asked them after the game and they said, ‘We were all in.’”After overtime, the game was left to be decided by the shootout. Sadek scored on the first attempt for the Buckeyes, and Sauve blocked all three St. Cloud shots with ease to win the shootout. “It was huge,” Sadek said. “I mean, I wish we could have come out with three (points) but it’s better than none …We’ll definitely take this momentum into next weekend, and then the weekend after that when we play North Dakota.” read more

He tickled Berties belly Heres what Colm Keaveney used to say about

first_imgUpdated 11.26amTHE FORMER LABOUR Party chairman Colm Keaveney is expected to join Fianna Fáil today in a move that will surprise many.In joining Fianna Fáil, Keaveney will have to explain comments about the party that he made as recently as last year when he heavily criticised current and former Fianna Fáil members.A source told TheJournal.ie today that Keaveney believes the “party culture seems to be a very good one” and that the Galway East TD is in “broad agreement” with Fianna Fáil on many issues.But as recently as January of this year Keaveney appeared to rule out ever joining Fianna Fáil, tweeting that it would have to be on Charon’s ferry, referring to the ferryman of Hades who carried souls of the deceased across the river Styx in Greek mythology:In a Dáil debate on a Fianna Fáil motion on planning inquiries in June 2012 Keaveney spoke at length about the “corrosive and destructive nature of Irish politics as a consequence of the effect that Fianna Fail has had on Irish politics down through the years”.Speaking in the chamber, he said that the Mahon Tribunal report is “littered with the names of Fianna Fáil members” making hundreds of references to the party and he added:This rampant corruption of many of Fianna Fáil’s members and public representatives is part of the philosophy of tolerance that existed within that party. He said that the signatories to the motion – proposed by Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív – “are, for the most part, people who for many years supported a Taoiseach whose financial affairs were to any person with a modicum of reason or understanding, of a highly questionable nature”.He continued: “Some of these Members, with mustache a quivering, were highly vocal supporters of former Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, and acted as attack dogs on any investigation into planning matters in this country and on Mr. Ahern’s probity.“That such persons have the brass neck to sign a motion like this is evidence of shamelessness that exists within certain political parties in this House.”In that same year, Keaveney also hit out at independent TD Mattie McGrath, formerly of Fianna Fáil, saying: “He tickled Bertie’s [Ahern] belly for 15 years.“He implemented Fianna Fáil policy, yet he has put his name to a motion calling for the reversal of cuts of which he was the architect. He implemented those cuts over the course of the past 15 years. Shame on him.”In statements still carried on the Labour Party website from 2010, Keaveney talks about Fianna Fáil having “run this country into the ground”.In December 2010, he hit out at the cut to the maintenance grant cut for students, and added: “It is Fianna Fail that has inflicted such immense damage on our economy and on our public finances – damage that may take years to repair – and it is time for them to go.”First published 10.34am Confirmed: Former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney joining Fianna Fáillast_img read more

Detained immigrants launch hunger strike in northern Greece

first_imgSome 100 undocumented immigrants launched a hunger strike at a reception centre in Paranesti, in the northern regional unit of Drama, demanding to be released after having been issued with documents suspending their deportation.According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the detainees were recently transferred to the centre from the eastern Aegean island of Samos.Most hail from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan and are keen to be reunited with their families, whose welfare they have expressed concerns about, sources said.According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), some of the migrants claim to have fallen victim to discriminatory tactics by staff at the centre who are alleged to have released other migrants with similar appeals.Source: Ekathimerni Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

140 pays signent la convention de Genève sur le mercure

first_img140 pays signent la convention de Genève sur le mercureSuite à une initiative de la Suisse et de la Norvège, 140 pays ont signé une première mouture d’une convention internationale sur le mercure. La ratification définitive est prévue pour le mois d’octobre à Minamata au Japon. Le mercure devra être interdit pour de nombreuses utilisations, dont les thermomètres, d’ici à 2020.Les thermomètres en ont froid dans le dos. 140 pays ont signé le 19 janvier à Genève la convention sur le mercure afin de réduire les émissions de ce métal hautement toxique. Le double objectif est de limiter la production et l’utilisation du mercure car celui-ci touche aussi bien l’environnement que les hommes. Selon l’AFP il sera ainsi interdit en 2020 d’en utiliser dans les thermomètres, instruments de mesure de la tension, batteries, interrupteurs, crèmes et lotions cosmétiques ainsi que certains types de lampes fluorescentes.Si un accord a été trouvé sur cette question lancée par la Suisse et la Norvège il y a dix ans, la ratification finale sera effectuée en octobre à Minamata au Japon. Cette ville avait a été lourdement touchée par la pollution au mercure pendant des années et de très nombreux enfants y étaient nés gravement déformés. La convention prendra officiellement effet quand 50 pays l’auront définitivement ratifiée.Un texte pas assez fort pour les ONGLors de la Conférence de Genève qui s’est tenue du 13 au 19 janvier, de nombreux arguments ont été présentés afin de montrer l’aggravation de la pollution par le mercure. Du fait de la déforestation, 260 tonnes de mercure ont été libérées des sols et ont contaminé les cours d’eau. Dans les 100 premiers mètres des océans, la quantité de mercure a doublé en un siècle. L’orpaillage est en cause ainsi que les centrales à charbon et les hauts fourneaux.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”C’est assez incroyable comme le mercure est répandu, a déclaré à l’AFP Achim Steiner, secrétaire général adjoint de l’ONU chargé du Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement. Nous laissons là un terrible héritage qui affecte les Inuits du Canada comme les travailleurs des petites mines d’or en Afrique du Sud.”Mais l’accord n’est pas assez contraignant pour les ONG environnementales qui auraient souhaité que des sanctions plus fortes soient prises contre l’orpaillage et les centrales à charbon. Le mercure n’est pas non plus interdit dans les vaccins et ni surtout dans les amalgames dentaires. Le lobby des dentistes a en effet pesé de tout son poids pour l’empêcher.Le 19 janvier 2013 à 17:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Classic Doctor Who Crosses the Pond With BritBox

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster US Whovians, rejoice. The largest streaming collection of classic Doctor Who is available now—for $6.99 per month.Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service BritBox, a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and ITV, this month launched ad-free access to the classic era (1963-1989).At least, what’s left of it.BritBox currently offers 550 (of an existing 597) episodes—including First Doctor William Hartnell’s original “An Unearthly Child” and Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy’s three-part finale “Survival.”The service, meanwhile, plans to release audio versions of the 97 “lost” Doctor Who chapters (those missing from the BBC archives) soon. Just think of it like listening to old radio dramas of yore.For $7 a month, fans can relive these time-honored adventures, organized chronologically by Doctor.New to the Whoniverse? Check out BritBox “favorites” like “The Tomb of the Cybermen” (season five), “Spearhead from Space” (season seven), “The Ark in Space” (season 12), and “Pyramids of Mars” (season 13).Long-time viewers, meanwhile, can dive back into the series’ greatest friends and foes with curated playlists like “Best of Sarah Jane Smith” and “Villains” (including Cybermen, Daleks, and the Master).BritBox also threw in some Doctor Who extras, like The Five(ish) Doctors 50th-anniversary spoof, failed spin-off K9 & Company pilot “A Girl’s Best Friend,” and the BBC’s behind-the-scenes TV movie An Adventure in Space and Time.You can try binging the entire digital catalog during the seven-day free trial (one Doctor per day). But it’s probably best to simply pony up the $7-a-month fee to enjoy the original 26-year run as it was intended: with slow, careful consideration (and loads of fanboy squeeing).BritBox debuted early this year to celebrate “the very best” of British television, promising “the most comprehensive” collection of UK-based content—mostly a bunch of shows you’ve frankly probably never heard of (The Moonstone, anyone?).Aside from Doctor Who, a few classics like Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth-in-a-wet-shirt one!), Inspector Morse, and Fawlty Towers are also on hand.BritBox content is available on the Web, mobile devices (iOS and Android), and set-top boxes/digital media players (Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast). Stay on targetlast_img read more

DOT Puts Out New Juneau Access Project Document

first_imgSigns mark the end of Juneau’s Glacier Highway in 2013. The latest environmental impact statement maintains a preference to extend the road 47 miles north along the east side of Lynn Canal to a new ferry terminal. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)DOT puts out new Juneau Access Project documentThursday, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities put out a draft document that addresses environmental issues stemming from the battle to extend Juneau’s only highway north toward Haines and Skagway.Download AudioThe 694-page draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Juneau Access Project is a reaction to court challenges to the project’s 2006 environmental impact statement.The new document maintains a preference to build a road along the east side of Lynn Canal, north to the Katzehin River. There, a new ferry terminal would make a short connection to Haines and the road system.The new document attempts to fulfill a major regulatory hurdle to highway construction, estimated at $523 million. Ferry terminal and vessel construction is estimated to cost another $51 million.The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council was one of the parties to challenge the 2006 environmental impact statement. It may do so again, says Executive Director Malena Marvin.“Our lawyers have not analyzed it yet but it’s likely that it will be challenged.”The federal courts in 2009 and 2011 said the original statement failed to adequately consider improved ferry service as an alternative to building the road. The new document addresses that and revises outdated information.DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says the next step for the department is to collect public comments that will eventually be integrated into an additional report.“Depending on how many comments we receive will determine the length of time it takes us to put together the environmental impact statement for review by the Federal Highway Administration before we can reach a record of decision. So, that could take several months or longer.”The public comment period on the draft document is open until Nov. 10.last_img read more

Group working to bring remains of 15 Alaska Natives home from Pennsylvania

first_imgHenry Phillips, originally “Ka-Ka-Ish,” was 12 years old in 1887 when he arrived at the Carlisle Industrial Indian School in Pennsylvania. His student file says he arrived from the Presbyterian Mission in Sitka, though both of his parents were still living. He returned to Skagway to work as a printer at the Daily Alaskan newspaper. (Public Domain image from National Archives and Records Administration)The remains of 15 Alaska Natives may soon journey home from the Carlisle Industrial Indian School in Pennsylvania. A small group of people working with the U.S. Army and the First Alaskans Institute have authored a resolution they hope to see passed at this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks.While the resolution is focused on students of the past, there is still concern for potential future boarding school students.Bob Sam says the Army wants to see the repatriation process completed in less than a year, and they’re going to foot the bill. Sam is confident it can be done, but points out that the Carlisle school is just one of many schools Alaska Natives were sent away to.“This is just the tip of the iceberg, … Carlisle school is just the beginning,” Sam says. “It’s one of the first boarding home military-type schools in America and all boarding home schools used Carlisle as a model. Chemawa,Haskell, they all have their cemeteries.Sam has been helping repatriate human remains for 30 years. From a former tuberculosis sanitarium in Sitka to helping a friend recover his Ainu ancestor’s remains from a university in Japan — Sam has a talent for what he calls “bringing bodies home.” And he’s well-known in Southeast for his dedication to restoring old cemeteries. There was the Russian Orthodox cemetery in Juneau and another one in Sitka.Sam is working with Nancy Furlow and Jim LaBelle Sr. LaBelle spent 10 years at the Wrangell Institute in Southeast Alaska. He says his time there was traumatic and he’s spent a lifetime working to heal from it.Handwritten on the back of this image: Pupils from Alaska AS THEY ARRIVED AT CARLISLE IN THE FALL OF 1897 SEE REDMAN, JUNE 1899. (Public Domain image from National Archives and Records Administration)There is little study on the history and impacts of residential schools on Alaska Native children. In a 2005 study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, 61 adults who attended boarding schools from the 1940s through the 1980s were interviewed. Some said they were abused. Others experienced no abuse and enjoyed school. And some said that while they weren’t traumatized by their school, they remember seeing abuse.Some lawmakers see regional boarding schools, or even virtual schools, as a cheaper solution to education in rural Alaska. Former Gov. Sean Parnell was a strong advocate for regional boarding schools and included increased funding for them in education bills he sent to the legislature.As time goes on, LaBelle thinks there will be more pressure to consolidate schools and increase support for residential schools.Jim LaBelle, his wife Susan LaBelle, and Bob Sam at the 2016 Elders and Youth conference in Fairbanks. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield)“Should this happen, there needs to be a process where communities and families participate at all levels of this discussion,” LaBelle says. “If there is eventually going to be a return to boarding schools in some parts of Alaska, at least it will be done in the way that respects the culture, respects the language, doesn’t provide for an institutional setting.”And these schools should not be forced on rural communities, he says.“There’s got to be a full participation process. In the days when I went, we had no choice. If you protested or objected, parents were sent to jail.”Both LaBelle and Sam say there are a lot of issues for Alaska Native people that need to be resolved. Bringing home the remains of Alaska Native students at the Carlisle school in Pennsylvania is part of the process, Sam says.“Once we resolve these issues, American Indians and Alaska Natives will go on to be the people that they were intended to be and they will have begin to have some sort of forgiveness in resolving. But there’s another side to it,” Sam says. “The non-Native people who have guilt, they will begin to resolve their guilt so that they can go on to become the human beings they were intended to be. And we get to know each other doing these kinds of things together.”The resolution will be presented to delegates Saturday morning.About the Carlisle Industrial Indian SchoolThe caption on this artwork reads Academic Building, Indian School, Carlisle, PA. (Public Domain image from National Archives and Records Administration)The Carlisle Industrial Indian School was founded in 1879 in Pennsylvania by an Army officer who believed that the federal government was holding Native American people back by segregating them.The word “racism” is believed to have first been uttered by Richard Henry Pratt, who founded the school.At an annual conference in 1896, Pratt said: “Segregating any class or race of people apart from the rest of the people kills the progress of the segregated people or makes their growth very slow. Association of races and classes is necessary to destroy racism and classism.”Pratt believed Native people were intended to be inherently equal to European-Americans, they just needed to be civilized.“It is a great mistake to think that the Indian is born an inevitable savage. He is born a blank, like all the rest of us,” Pratt said in a speech at an 1892 convention. “Left in the surroundings of savagery, he grows to possess a savage language, superstition, and life. We, left in the surroundings of civilization, grow to possess a civilized language, life, and purpose. Transfer the infant white to the savage surroundings, he will grow to possess a savage language, superstition, and habit. Transfer the savage-born infant to the surroundings of civilization, and he will grow to possess a civilized language and habit.”Operating throughout the height of the Progressive Era until 1918, more than 10,000 attended the school. The school’s foremost goal was assimilation of its students. English was the only language allowed to be spoken. In the dorms, no two students from the same tribe were allowed to live together. Students were made to pick out new English names. Boys were required to cut their hair. The phrase, “Kill the Indian, save the man” — Pratt coined that, too.last_img read more

Hanamkonda Collectors meet in Warangal

first_imgHanamkonda: The City is abuzz with Collectors of almost all the districts in Telangana descending on it for a two-day sojourn during which they attended a workshop on Tuesday and to make a trip down to Godavari river valley to have a glimpse of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) on Wednesday.On Tuesday, the Collectors gathered at Haritha Kakatiya Hotel, where they debated on issues pertaining to revenue department. Special Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, who chaired the meeting, wanted the Collectors to air their views on various aspects – effective delivery of citizen services, transparency in governance etc, which would be taken to the notice of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. The meeting dwelt at length about the new revenue legislation and other initiatives the State government was contemplating to roll out, it’s learnt. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “Focus should be on all round development of the State,” Somesh Kumar told the Collectors. Somesh Kumar said that the Chief Minister wants all the Collectors visit the KLIP constructed in a record time of three years, which is nothing less than a wonder. “KLIP is a modern miracle that aimed drenching the parched fields of Telangana,” he said. Earlier, Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil welcomed the Collectors from 30 districts. Collectors of Mahbubnagar, Peddapally and Siddipet districts were absent, it’s learnt.last_img read more

EU to sponsor bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects from

first_imgJulia Reda, EU member of the parliament, announced, last week, that EU will be funding the internet bug bounty programs for 14 out of the total 15 open source projects, starting January 2019. The Internet Bug Bounty programs are rewards for friendly hackers who actively search for security vulnerabilities and issues. The program is managed by a group of volunteers that are selected from the security community. The amount of the bounty depends on how severe the issue uncovered is and the importance of the software. The amount ranges from 25,000,00 Euros and all the way up to 89,000,00 Euros. The 14 open source projects include: Filezilla Apache Kafka Notepad++ PuTTY VLC media player FLUX TL KeePass 7-zip Digital Signature services (DSS) Drupal GNU C library (glibc) The Symfony PHP framework Apache Tomcat WSO2 MidPoint. EU is sponsoring the bug bounty programs as a part of their third edition of the Free and Open Source Software Audit project (FOSSA). Reda mentions that FOSSA project that started in 2015, was an initiative to encourage promotion of free and open source software. “In 2014, security vulnerabilities were found in important Free Software projects. One of the issues was found in the Open Source encryption library OpenSSL.The issue made lots of people realize how important Free and Open Source Software is for the integrity and reliability of the Internet and other infrastructure”, mentions Reda. People can contribute to the projects mentioned by EU by analyzing the software, and submitting any bugs or issues found in these software on bug bounty platforms such as Hackerone and Intigriti/Deloitte. For more information, check out Julia Reda’s official blog post. Read Next Mozilla funds winners of the 2018 Creative Media Awards for highlighting unintended consequences of AI in society Airtable, a Slack-like coding platform for non-techies, raises $100 million in funding The ‘Flock’ program provides grants to Aragon teams worth $1 millionlast_img read more

Iceland to lure 23 million tourists in 2017

first_imgIceland Tourism experts estimate that as many as 2.3 million tourists might be arriving in Iceland in 2017.Armed with selfie sticks, these tourists are likely to make a dash for this island enriched with spectacular scenic beauty, hunting for the breathtaking waterfalls, volcanoes, the backdrops of ‘Game of Thrones’ and fjords. This is about five times the footfall observed by Iceland seven years ago and it is believed that it is worth $3.4 billion and is said to contribute to about one out of every three jobs.The fact that Iceland is home to some of the best natural attractions and the cost effective airfare is actually encouraging a greater number of travellers to catch a glimpse of this amazing destination.last_img read more

In a Friday feelgood story AccorHotels has invit

first_imgIn a Friday feel-good story, AccorHotels has invited the whole town of Waratah, Tasmania to the Gold Coast for a surprise Wintervention.Residents of one of Australia’s coldest towns, at an average winter temperature of a mere 4.9 degrees Celsius, were expecting that only a few people who had registered would receive a Wintervention trip.In a lovely surprise, AccorHotels announced all who had registered could all swap their sweaters for swimsuits and that a plane was on standby to carry as many residents as possible within hours of them being gifted the trip..@MrSamMac just surprised residents in one of Australia’s coldest towns with an @AccorHotels wintervention to the Gold Coast! pic.twitter.com/Z84pYcu2zx— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 30, 2019“We’re inviting one of Australia’s coldest towns to one of its sunniest cities for a weekend Wintervention to break the winter routine,” said Bridie Commerford, Accor Vice President, Marketing, Guest Experience and Communications Pacific.“Exploring Australia is the best way to get out of a winter slump – from sport to shopping, bars to beaches, we have it all. We’re delighted to be surprising Waratah residents with such a unique opportunity. They’ll soak up the warmth and enjoy some fantastic activities on the Gold Coast, staying at Novotel Surfers Paradise. The only catch is…this is an instant holiday and residents must leave immediately with their bags packed,” Commerford continued.Further surprises will await the lucky Waratah locals when they touch down in the Gold Coast, with SeaWorld, SeaWorld Cruises, AquaDuck, iFly, Experience Oz and Paradise Jet Boating experiences on offer thanks to the official partners of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.AccorHotels is encouraging Australians across the country plan their own Wintervention by offering $25 off hotel stays, with breakfast for just $1 at AccorHotels.com/Winter.Live on Sunrise this morning, AccorHotels has invited the whole town of Waratah, Tasmania to the Gold Coast for a surprise Wintervention. AccorHotelsWinterventionlast_img read more

Related Thomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds Br

first_img RelatedThomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds BradfordThomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds BradfordRhodes flights added at Leeds BradfordCheap flights to Rhodes have been announced by low-cost airline Jet2.New flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. Leeds Bradford Airport has announced that tour operator Thomas Cook will be introducing flights to Tunisia from the airport this summer.Flights to the north African holiday destination will operate on Sundays between May and October this year.Commenting on the new flight, Sally Ramsey, marketing and business development manager at Leeds Bradford, said that Tunisia was a “vibrant and exciting” holiday destination.”[The new flight offers] Yorkshire holidaymakers the chance to experience a unique destination which, as a non-euro country, also offers excellent value for money,” she said.Thomas Cook offers customers a number of different types of holiday in the country – from tours and safaris in the desert to relaxing beach breaks.Leeds Bradford is currently the 16th busiest airport in the UK and the 99th busiest in Europe. It serves the cities of Leeds and Bradford as well as the larger Yorkshire area.It is also the UK’s highest airport at 681 ft (208 m) above sea level. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more