Traffic Advisories Annapolis County

first_img Annapolis County: Trunk 1, Deep Brook Trunk 1 in Deep Brook has been re-opened to traffic. It wasclosed earlier today, Oct. 12, due to fallen trees blocking theroad. -30- Annapolis County: MacKenzie Mountain Road MacKenzie Mountain Road, off Granville Road, has been re-openedto traffic. It was closed earlier today, Oct. 12, due to fallentrees blocking the road. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593last_img read more

Investigation into Halifax Regional Police Discontinued

first_imgThe province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has ended an investigation into the Halifax Regional Police because the complainant was not seriously injured. On Dec. 15, 2012, Halifax Regional Police arrested a 47-year-old Middle Musquodoboit man after stopping a vehicle in Dartmouth on Chappell Street, between Richard Street and Wyse Road. There was an altercation. The man went to a doctor and believed the arrest left him with fractured ribs. He filed a complaint with SIRT on Dec. 21. However, an x-ray later showed his ribs were not fractured. SIRT received this information and informed the man. As a result, the investigation has been discontinued. SIRT’s mandate includes the investigation of serious injuries which may arise from the actions of the police. Serious injuries include fractures to limbs, ribs, head or spine. In this case, the injuries no longer fit SIRT’s mandate. Individuals who wish to complain to police about something that does not meet the SIRT mandate may file a complaint directly with the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner of Nova Scotia. They may also file a complaint at the police agency or with the local board of police commissioners in the municipality in which the incident occurred. SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald. SIRT can independently launch an investigation or begin one after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia, or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public. The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished. More information on the SIRT can be found at http://sirt.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Woman gets up close and personal with bear alongside Labrador highway

first_imgLABRADOR CITY, N.L. – A woman driving through Labrador had a close encounter with a curious bear who appears to be making the rounds in the area.Lisa Baikie was driving on route 500 from Labrador City to Goose Bay on Sunday when she noticed a bear on the side of the road.She pulled over to take pictures of the animal and show her children, when the bear walked up to the passenger side of her car and popped up against the window.A video she took shows the bear — swarmed by mosquitoes — staring directly into the car and sniffing at the window before walking around to the back.Baikie says she was there for about 10 minutes before leaving, with the bear remaining on the road as it watched her drive away.On her Facebook page, people commented that they had seen a similar looking bear in the same area.(VOCM)last_img read more

ORPHAN BLACK WAS NEVER ABOUT CLONING

first_imgThis article contains spoilers about the series finale of Orphan Black. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement After five seasons of clone cabals, the BBC America/Space series Orphan Black has come to a mostly happy end. Yet an ellipsis follows wrapping of the show, hinting at bigger questions that transcend the characters’ storylines. Orphan Black’s conspiracies, camp, and Tatiana Maslany’s riveting performances as a dozen different clones make it easy to overlook its prescience and profundity. From the opening scene in which Sarah Manning sees her clone kill herself by stepping in front of a train, questions of identity—both existential and scientific—provide the show’s narrative thrust. Who created the clones? How? Why? How much control do their creators have over them? The show’s final season provides answers while raising questions that transcend science fiction. What role should ethics play in science? Do scientific subjects have the right to self-determination? READ MOREcenter_img Login/Register With: Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Mamata accuses Modi of buying votes with black money

first_imgSerampore (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of converting huge black money into white through demonitisation and spending it to purchase votes. She alleged that the saffron party is importing guns and goons to ensure votes in its favour and said that such a situation will not be allowed to develop in Bengal. “Modi Babu you may forcibly impose notebandi (demonetisation) on people to convert black money into white and spend them during elections to purchase votes, but you can never purchase voters in Bengal,” Banerjee said at a public meeting at Serampore in Hooghly district in support of Trinamool Congress candidates. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “You (Modi) are destined to be dethroned after the elections. Our government will prove what a big scam demonetisation was,” the TMC supremo said. Continuing her attack, Banerjee, who is among the severest critics of the saffron party, said that BJP “goons” are even organising processions with arms and sharp-edged weapons to vitiate the environment and unleash terror. “We must foil such bids to maintain peace and harmony in the state,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Banerjee alleged that Modi had distributed liquor licenses to some handpicked people just ahead of the polls and said that the TMC government will unearth the scam and expose his “real face” to the people. Banerjee reiterated that she will not allow in Bengal and not a single people will be asked to leave the state. Both Modi and BJP president Anit Shah have repeatedly spoken on implementing the citizen’s register in the state to weed out the large number of infiltrators in it. Calling upon people to defeat Modi, she said “If you want to save the country and our Constitution, drive him (Modi) out of power and save the nation from disaster.” Banerjee expressed confidence about the victory of her party’s candidates and said “The BJP will not get a single seat. Trinamool Congress will win all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal and will form the government at the Centre together with all like-minded secular parties.” She also addressed another rally ar Krishnagar and participated in a road show at Burdwan town.last_img read more

Ahmad Ahmad South Africa Could Step in as Host of CAN

Rabat – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has declared that CAF will announce the nation to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN), also known as AFCON, on January 9.In an interview with Agence France-Presse on Monday, Ahmad stated that “South Africa could step in as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.”Cameroon lost its AFCON hosting rights on November 30, due to delays with venue building and security concerns. CAF then invited all CAF member associations to submit their bid dossier for the 2019 AFCON. Read also: CAF Invites African Countries to Submit their Bids for 2019 CANAhmad also revealed that two or three nations have shown interest in taking over next summer’s football event from Cameroon.The president named South Africa as having filed a letter of intent.“According to my information, two or three letters of intent have arrived,” Ahmad told AFP. “South Africa is one of the countries to have sent a letter of intention. Two or three countries have made serious inquiries,” he added.Read also: CAF Nominates 5 Moroccan Players for Player of the Year AwardCameroon will now host the 2021 tournament, originally given to Côte d’Ivoire, which will now host the 2023 competition.“In 2021 they will be ready: we will organize the CAN in Cameroon. And in 2023 it will be held in Ivory Coast.” Countries with intent to host the African competition will have until Friday, December 14, to submit their bid.For several months, even before Cameroon was disqualified, Morocco has been expected to replace Cameroon as the host of the AFCON, however, Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) President Fouzi Lekjaa denied Morocco’s intention to organize the event.Several football personalities, however, have said Morocco would be the best candidate for the organization of AFCON. Among them is the head of Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority Federation, Turki Al Sheikh, and Morocco’s football team head coach, Herve Renard. Al Sheikh said in a phone interview during the Egyptian “Sada El Balad” television program that Saudi Arabia is ready to mobilize all its resources “if our Moroccan brothers ask us.” He also announced Saudi support for Morocco to host the African Nations Championship.Read also: 2019 CAN: Saudi Arabia Again Proposes Morocco Replace CameroonFor his part, Renard believes that Morocco is ready in terms of infrastructure, in the hope that Morocco will host the event even if it will add extra pressure to the country. read more

Lone Liberal who supported Tory motion on taxes informed of his punishment

OTTAWA — A Liberal backbencher has been informed of the price he’ll pay for breaking ranks with the Trudeau government on an opposition motion calling for more consultation on controversial tax proposals.Wayne Long has been notified of the punishment he faces for voting against the government, a staffer in the MP’s Saint John, N.B. constituency office said Thursday. But Jim Hennessy, Long’s executive assistant, declined to share details of the penalty.“Wayne has been made aware of the consequences and at this time it’s an internal matter,” Hennessy said.Liberal whip Pablo Rodriguez defended the decision to mete out punishment, although he, too, refused to go into details.“Whenever there’s a whipped vote, there’ll always be consequences (for defying the whip) related to that,” Rodriguez said.The CBC reported Thursday that Long was removed from two parliamentary committees for supporting the opposition motion.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has relaxed party discipline considerably, allowing free votes on most matters. But he still insists that Liberal MPs toe the party line when it comes to traditional confidence votes on things like the budget, votes related to implementing promises made in the Liberals’ election platform and votes that impact protections guaranteed in the charter of rights.Votes in which MPs are expected to support their party are referred to as whipped votes.Earlier this week, Long was the only Liberal to support a Conservative motion to extend consultations on proposed tax reforms that have unleashed a flood of criticism from farmers, doctors, accountants, shop owners and other small businesses and even from some other Liberal backbenchers.Rodriguez said the vote on the motion was whipped “because it was in the platform.”The 2015 Liberal platform included a promise to ensure that high-income earners couldn’t continue to use incorporation of their businesses to reduce their personal income tax burden — which Finance Minister Bill Morneau maintains is the objective of the reforms he’s proposed.However, the platform did not specify what measures would be taken to achieve that end. Nor did it say anything about consultations, much less specify how long they should last.Long has said he voted for the Conservative motion because he and his constituents wanted the consultation, which ended Monday, extended amid concerns that the unintended consequences of the proposed changes will hurt small businesses.The consequences of breaking ranks on a whipped vote range from relatively mild punishments, such as not being allowed to go on a parliamentary junket or being relegated to a minor Commons committee, to the ultimate penalty of being kicked out of the party caucus.In Long’s case the penalty is intended as a warning to him and any other Liberal backbenchers that there’ll be a heavier price to pay should anyone break ranks when the tax proposals themselves are eventually put to a series of votes.Morneau insists the proposals are designed to create a fairer tax system, while critics warn the plan will hurt entrepreneurs who take personal financial risks when they decide to open a business and have to save for retirement and prepare for economic downturns.Morneau has said there will be some changes to the proposals to address some of the concerns. read more

Papers discuss fracking impact on BC dams province defends approach

Papers discuss fracking impact on B.C. dams, province defends approach VANCOUVER – Officials at British Columbia’s public power utility raised concerns as early as 2009 that earthquakes caused by a controversial gas-extraction method used in the mining industry may put the province’s largest hydroelectric dams at risk, internal documents reveal.Emails obtained through an access-to-information request by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives show BC Hydro discussing the possible threat posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a mining technique that involves injecting high-pressure fluid deep underground in order to extract either natural gas or coal-bed methane.Critics have slammed fracking as a poorly understood and risky industrial activity that contributes to increased seismic activity and risks contaminating nearby aquifers.In one BC Hydro email exchange dated Dec. 3, 2009, safety officer Ray Stewart expresses his unease to water rights comptroller Glen Davidson over the risks of a particular methane-extraction project near the Peace Canyon Dam.“This letter is to inform you of BC Hydro’s concern,” Stewart writes.“BC Hydro believes that there are immediate and future potential risks to BC Hydro’s reservoir, dam and power generation infrastructure as a result of this coal-bed methane project.”He provides a list of potential impacts, including seismic activity beyond what the dam can withstand and hydrogeologic effects on the reservoir.Another email, dated March 17, 2013, from dam safety engineer Scott Gilliss to engineering scientist Desmond Hartford discusses Gilliss’ research connecting an increase in fracking to a jump in seismic activity.“In my view, the province should simply add buffer zones around any very extreme and very high consequence dams, where hydraulic fracturing cannot be undertaken without a prior full investigation into the risks, and an implemented risk management plan,” Gilliss writes.“Why is this so difficult?”The province experienced its largest fracking-related earthquake on record last summer, a magnitude 4.6 tremor that sparked further concerns about seismic activity linked to hydraulic fracturing.In a statement released Tuesday, Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman said exclusion areas have existed for the past several years around major dams and added that no new permits are being issued.“The technology for hydraulic fracturing has existed in British Columbia since the 1950s, approximately 10 years after exploration activities first started in the province,” it says. “Additionally, major dams in the Peace region have been around for decades. That’s a long history of safety producing power while exploring for oil and gas resources in British Columbia — a safety record that speaks for itself.”In a emailed statement, BC Hydro deputy executive Chris O’Riley said its dams are designed to withstand ground motions much larger and longer than those associated with fracking. He also confirmed that hydraulic fracturing activity has never taken place within five kilometres of the utility’s dams.“The BC Oil and Gas Commission has put restrictions in place so that no new tenures will be issued within five kilometres of BC Hydro’s dams,” O’Riley added“The BC Oil and Gas Commission has also agreed to notify BC Hydro prior to any planned activity in any of the existing tenures so that BC Hydro can plan its operations and maintenance activities accordingly.”But Ben Parfitt, a resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, said the understanding that the commission will notify BC Hydro if existing tenure holders decide to carry out fracking activity is nothing more than a “gentleman’s agreement.”“I find it disturbing that we have no firm regulation in place … that simply says clearly there are frack-free zones,” Parfitt said in an interview.“Government is there to regulate and to ensure public health and safety. The best way to do that is be clear about what industrial activities will be allowed where, and what will not be allowed.”— Follow @gwomand on Twitter by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 16, 2016 8:04 am MDT Last Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Chinese whispers of a dominance of which all miners need to be

first_imgMacquarie Commodities Research has reviewed the 2009 Chinese commodity production and trade data. Comparing the strength in Chinese statistics with the situation in developed countries emphasises that China’s demand saved the commodity world during the year. Key highlights from the production data were:A major recovery of aluminium production following large big price related cuts early in the yearThe quick acceleration of nickel output, especially in the second half of the year, in line with strengthening LME metal pricesSolid coal production growth despite the mine consolidation in ShanxiModest growth of lead output despite the closure of production after blood poisoning incidents in Henan and Shaanxi Provinces. Chinese reported production of selected commoditiesProduction                        2009 (t)            2008 (t)                     Year-on-year change(%)Aluminium                    12,846,000        13,185,000                                -2.6Copper                           4,110,000          3,792,000                                   8.4Nickel                                 263,000             216,000                                21.8Zinc                                 4,357,000          3,915,000                                11.3Lead                               3,708,000          3,206,000                                15.6Tin                                      134,500             129,100                                  4.2Alumina                        23,792,000       22,638,000                                  5.1Copper ore                       961,000             919,000                                  4.7Zinc ore                         3,092,000          3,138,000                                 -1.5Lead ore                       1,360,000          1,145,000                                18.8Crude steel              566,000,000      500,000,000                               13.1Iron ore                     879,000,000      799,000,000                               10.0Coke                        346,000,000       313,000,000                                10.6Coal                      2,984,000,000    2,586,000,000                               15.4Source: CNI-A, NBS, Macquarie Research, January 2010Chinese aluminium production fell significantly since May 2009, following the strength in price on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) from the middle of 2009. “According to the reported statistics, Chinese refined aluminium annualised production increased to 16 Mt at the end of 2009 from <11 Mt at the start of the year.“Domestic demand from strong activity in the construction and transport sectors, along with purchases from the government, underpinned SHFE aluminium prices moving above smelters’ cash costs of production. Consequently, most of the price-related production cuts in early 2009 were reversed in the second half of the year, leading to a sharp bounce in production. Nonetheless, for 2009 as a whole, Chinese reported aluminium production was still down 2.6% YoY at 12.8 Mt.“Nickel output rose 22% YoY to 263,000 t in 2009, with majority of the output coming from nickel pig iron (NPI). Stronger demand from the stainless steel industry and a sharp recovery of global nickel prices successfully brought the Chinese production of NPI back to life. We estimate that, for the year 2009, total production of nickel pig iron was around 100,000 t, with more than 60% of the production coming from the second half of the year.“Chinese reported raw coal production went up by 15% YoY to 2,980 Mt in 2009 compared with 2,580 Mt of output in 2008. This is despite government announced closure of 1,100 of illegal small coal mines in 2009. Although we do not yet have the breakdown of production by province, we believe that the majority of the production increase in 2009 came from Inner Mongolia, with production up 32% YoY from January to November 2009.“Refined lead production was surprisingly strong in 2009, rising 15.6% YoY at 3.7 Mt. This was despite the shutdown of some smelters in Henan and Shaanxi province due to socio-environmental concerns. We believe that this stronger output in 2009 reflects stronger demand from the domestic auto mobile industry and the problem of undersupply of lead concentrate relative to the smelting and refining capacity in China. Excess raw material available from the closed capacity was absorbed by the spare smelting capacity with much cleaner and advanced technology elsewhere in the country.“The copper data show a remarkable increase in net imports in 2009 at 3.14 Mt, up 130% YoY. Restocking by the Chinese government and traders following the price collapse at the early of 2009, as well as stronger demand from domestic market, drove this increase following the critical shortage of scrap metal last year. Chinese imports of copper scrap were down 28% YoY at 3.99 Mt only in 2009, which is the lowest in imports since 2004. We believe that Chinese net imports of copper metal will be down to 2.5-2.6 Mt in 2010 due to greater availability of scrap, higher copper prices and gradual recovery of global industrial activities.“China shifted from an exporter of unwrought aluminium to a net importer in 2009. Net imports hit 1.4 Mt in 2009 compared with net exports of 585,000 t in 2008, reflecting a quick stop in production in early 2009. Major restocking on the back of lower prices and sharp cuts in production, combined with the big increases in construction and auto production, supported this shift.“Chinese finished nickel imports accelerated to 328,000 t in 2009 from 185,000 t in 2008. We estimate that by the end of 2009 there could be as much as 100-120,000 t of nickel cathodes stockpiled in China, with the majority of the products coming from the international market.“Chinese imports of iron ore is one the key highlights in 2009, with imports hitting an astonishing 628 Mt in 2009, up from 444 Mt in 2008. This partly reflected price-related cuts in supply at domestic marginal iron ore producers (on an iron units basis) over the course of 2009. We estimate that, in 2009, as much as 70-80 Mt of domestic concentrates (63%) has been put offline due to lower selling prices relative to their cash cost of production.“Most of these closed mines were not back yet due the severe winter despite much higher selling prices on the spot market. However, we do factor a restart of domestic iron ore production after the winter following the recent strong rally in prices and stronger demand from the domestic market.“The other highlight for Chinese bulk/steel trade data is that China turned from an exporter into a major coal importer in 2009. Thermal coal net imports came up to the level of 60 Mt in 2009, a swing in supply of more than 60 Mt from flat exports 2008.” This reflects lower production from Shanxi province following the government’s strong effort of closing down small illegal coal mines around the region. Macquarie suggests that the real production loss in 2009 from Shanxi province could be 180-220 Mt versus the reported output loss of 5%, from discussion with industry contacts. Also, the lower price of coal on the seaborne market created better opportunities for Chinese IPPs to use imported material from Australia, Indonesia and elsewhere.“The strong rise in Chinese coking coal imports in 2009 attracted a lot of attention, with net imports hitting 38 Mt in 2009, up from 3.4 Mt in 2008. The majority of the rise in Chinese net imports came from the seaborne market, with 4.0-5.0 Mt imported from Mongolia.“Mine consolidation in Shanxi and a strong increase in steel production turned China into an aggressive buyer of met coal in 2009, as the rest of the world fell sharply in 1H09. However, the gradual recovery in steel production elsewhere has pushed suppliers in Australia and North America to diversify exports in 4Q09 in an effort to meet contracted obligations with European, Japanese and Korean customers.”See http://macq.wir.jp/l.ut?t=CtP6vFYWblast_img read more

Nama has over 5000 units suitable for social housing but theyve only

first_imgJUST OVER 736 Nama properties have been transferred to local authorities for social housing in the last two years – just 13% of the stock identified by the agency itself as suitable.Replying to a parliamentary question by Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen, the Minister for Environment Alan Kelly confirmed that out of 5,294 units identified by Nama as suitable for local authority social housing, just 13% has been delivered. Dublin City Council: 16,171Cork City Council: 6,440South Dublin County Council: 6,217Fingal Count Council: 6,020Kildare County Council: 5,454Cowen was critical of Nama sitting on the units stating that the delay in transferring much needed housing units is “leading to longer waiting lists and more frustration for families that have nowhere to call home. This is very disappointing to say the least”.He called on the Government to “accelerate” the process due to the high numbers of people on the social housing list.“Special teams should be set up across local authorities to ensure this process starts to bear fruit for families stuck on the social housing lists, some for over 10 years,” he added.“The homes are available for transfer and should be put to good use in providing much needed accommodation for families in need,” he concluded.Additional reporting by Nicky Ryan.Read: House prices in Dublin are up almost 25 per cent in the last 12 months>Housing Crisis: 1,008 vacant properties to be ‘transformed into family homes’> Click here to see a larger version or click here to see raw data of Housing Units July 2014. (.csv)This comes two and half years after the Government promised 2,000 units would be transferred. That would have represented a transfer rate of 36%.Social housing demandsDublin City Council is facing the biggest problem in the country when it comes to social housing demand. Just over 790 units were identified by Nama for transfer to the local authority to help address this problem.The council confirmed the city’s demand is for at least 388 units. However, to date, just 171 unit transfers have been completed.Cork City Council has said their demand is 95 units and they have received just 53 units, despite 419 properties being identified as suitable.Although every county has demand for social housing stock, twelve have not had any units transferred to the local authorities.Louth is the only county to have all units identified transferred over to the council for social housing purposes.Waiting listsFigures released from the Department of the Environment show that there are just under 90,000 people on the social housing waiting list nationwide.As of 17 July 2014, the places with the highest number on the housing waiting list included:last_img read more

Man 30s dies in early morning car crash

first_img Image: Google Maps Man (30s) dies in early morning car crash The single vehicle collision occurred on the N59 in Co Mayo. Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 11:47 AM Image: Google Maps 16,904 Views GARDAÍ IN WESTPORT are investigating after a 30-year-old man died in a car crash early this morning.At approximately 4.20am today, gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on the N59 in Kilbride, Newport, Co Mayo.It’s understood the car left the road and struck a wooden fence.A man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the car.His body has since been removed to Mayo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The local coroner has been notified.The road remains closed to facilitate Forensic Collision Investors and local diversions are in place.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Westport Garda Station on 098-50237 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Read: Man (60s) left with serious injuries following Cavan road crashRead: Greek anarchists target Dublin financial firm with ‘exploding letter’ http://jrnl.ie/3307385 Short URL Share5 Tweet Email1 Mar 26th 2017, 11:47 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha 2 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Jewish Family Service receives 100000 grant for nutritious food programs

Jewish Family Service receives 100000 grant for nutritious food programs

first_img Posted: March 29, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Jewish Family Service of San Diego announced today that it received a $100,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to support its nutritious food programs.The grant will fund the organization’s Hand Up food pantry and its FoodMobile program, which combine to provide thousands of meals each year to residents facing food insecurity. According to the organization, one in every six San Diego residents and one in every five children in San Diego deal with food insecurity and hunger.“Jewish Family Service of San Diego is doing crucial work by providing necessities to those who need it most,” said Adrienne Wittenberg, executive director of the S. Mark Taper Foundation. “We stand by Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s mission to empower individuals and families to move forward to self-sufficiency.”The pantry provides food, including fresh produce, to more than 2,000 residents each year, according to the organization. Residents have collected roughly 88,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables from the pantry since 2017.The FoodMobile delivers hot meals to San Diego’s homebound seniors as well as young adults with disabilities.Jewish Family Service serves more than 20,000 local residents each year through its programs.“Our commitment to enhancing the quality of people’s lives in the San Diego community is strongly aligned with the goals of the S. Mark Taper Foundation,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “We are grateful for their generous support and we look forward to using these grant funds to help the struggling families and individuals in need.” KUSI Newsroom March 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Jewish Family Service receives $100,000 grant for nutritious food programs Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

1000yearold fossil found at Cape Coral construction site

1000yearold fossil found at Cape Coral construction site

first_imgCAPE CORAL, Fla. (WSVN) — An ancient bone was discovered at a construction site in Southwest Florida.A worker stumbled upon the fossil in Cape Coral in August. Experts said the fossilized pieces could be part of a rib or tusk from over a thousand years ago.They stressed how lucky the find actually was.“So it’s not so much a matter that these are extremely rare,” Archaeological Conservancy Director Robert Karr said, “it’s just rare to find them because they’re, generally speaking, inaccessible.”It’s not the first fossil found in Cape Coral, either.A mammoth bone was discovered last month as well. It was estimated to be up to 2.5 million years old.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday March 4 2019

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday March 4 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, March 4, 2019:#1) Kindergaten & PreK Registration OpensRegistration for Kindergarten and PreK is open at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center from 8:30am to 10:30am and 12:30pm to 2pm. Registration for Kindergarten and PreK is open at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center from 9am to 11am and 12:45pm to 2:15pm. This has been postponed until Tuesday due to the storm. Learn more HERE.#2) 7 Steps To Managing Your Memory at LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting an afternoon lecture at 3pm. Dr. Andrew E. Budson, Professor of Neurology at BU, lecturer at Harvard, and Medical Director of the Boston Center for Memory will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging; what medications, vitamins, diets, and exercise regimes can help; and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps.  Dr.Budson has coauthored or edited five books on the subject of memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. Register HERE.#3) Wilmington Job Seekers Network MeetingThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its weekly job networking meeting at 10am. Learn how to recover quickly from a layoff and find employment again. In this Lynda.com video, instructor Brie Reynolds begins with the first steps to take after a layoff, including making a structured recovery plan. Then she covers topics such as filling the gap in your resume, networking after a layoff, searching and applying for jobs, and interviewing for a job after you’ve been laid off. Register HERE.#4) Wilmington Community Playgroup At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting at playgroup at 9:30am. Drop in for a fun playgroup led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 2-5.#5) Wilmington Democratic Town Committee MeetingThe Wilmington Democratic Town Committee is holding its monthly meeting at 7pm at WCTV Headquarters (10 Waltham Street). New members welcome.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, March 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, March 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Watch a NASA timelapse video of a space freighter attaching to the

first_imgA space freighter attaches to the International Space Station. NASA A time-lapse video from the International Space Station’s Twitter account on Wednesday shows how a space freighter docked with the ISS last Friday.In the video, we see how the unmanned Northrup Grumman Cygnus freighter is bolted to the ISS’s Unity module, which has a port that constantly faces Earth.  Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) 7 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 5:33 Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See It Angela Lang/CNET 0 Comments Turo Now playing: Watch this: This time-lapse video shows the @NorthropGrumman #Cygnus space freighter after its robotic capture April 19, 2019, and being maneuvered toward its final installation position on the Unity module’s Earth-facing port. pic.twitter.com/lnufRgxKDi— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) April 24, 2019 Share your voice DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 Read the AirPods review $6 at Tidal $210 at Best Buy Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo $999 $299 at Amazon Life in microgravity is a lot harder than you think Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read the Rylo camera preview See It Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. What life is like on the International Space Station (pictures) Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $520 at HP Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $59 at eBay The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Culture Sci-Tech $155 at Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Boost Mobile Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $999 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tags Share your voice See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $60 at Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy See it Apple iPhone XS According to NASA’s blog, the Cygnus brought “close to 7,600 pounds of research and supplies to the space station.” That includes experiments on the immune system in space, a well as vascular aging. Cygnus blasted off from Virigina’s Eastern Shore on an Antares rocket last Wednesday. It will stay attached until July 23, when it moves off on a nine-month mission to deploy satellites and dispose of trash by burning it up on re-entry. Cygnus joins four other spaceships docked at the ISS: the Soyuz MS-11 and MS-12 crew shuttles, and the Progress 71 and 72 supply freighters, all of which are Russian. Chris Monroe/CNET 23 Photos I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 Tags Post a comment The Cheapskate Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Read Google Home Hub review See at Amazon TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. last_img read more

Vodafone launching 5G on July 3 for same price as 4G

first_img Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 5G phone speeds will give you whiplash I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comment Tags $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 7 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Boost Mobile Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $520 at HP HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read DJI Osmo Action preview JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. A man shows a phone on a 5G network. Mark Bassett Vodafone is turning on its 5G service on July 3 in the UK, the network announced on Tuesday, with the bonus that it will be available at the same price as 4G for both businesses and consumers.Super speedy 5G networks will be available in seven cities at launch (Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London), with a further 12 to come later this year. Vodafone is also offering 5G roaming in the UK, Italy, France and Spain over the summer.Vodafone claims its 5G will offer data speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G. But 5G won’t just improve speed, it should also ensure better coverage in congested areas, such as at sporting events, music venues and shopping centers.To take advantage of the faster network speeds being promised by Vodafone, you’ll need to ensure you have a 5G phone. The network will start selling 5G-enabled handsets, as well as a 5G home router for fixed-line, high-speed broadband access next week.Options will include:Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G smartphone, which will initially be available exclusively from Vodafone online and in store from May 23Samsung S10 5GHuawei Mate 20 X 5GHuawei Mate X 5G An exclusive 5G home router, called the 5G Gigacube, which will launch this summer.5G-enabled phones will initially work on 4G networks, and will upgrade to 5G as soon as it becomes available. Read Google Home Hub review Now playing: Watch this: Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Phones Tech Industry Turo 2:00 Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Tags $155 at Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Rylo $210 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $6 at Tidal Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $299 at Amazon Amazon See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See at Amazon 1 Share your voice Share your voice Xiaomi 5G Samsung Vodafone,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Chris Monroe/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) See It Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET The Cheapskate See it Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview $999 See It Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET $999 $59 at eBay Sprint Apple iPhone XS Angela Lang/CNETlast_img read more

HandsOn Crash Team Racing NitroFueled Is Another Lavish Crash B

first_imgStay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits I really have to stop underestimating how much people love Crash Bandicoot. He was the de facto mascot for the PlayStation One, one of the most successful video game consoles of all time. He’s got big Sonic the Hedgehog energy, and for a time at least Sonic was also king of the gaming world. Crash’s original creators at Naughty Dog are now practically game development royalty. And the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was a huge success for Activision, which needs some more huge successes now that Destiny has escaped their clutches.Despite my issues with the pseudo-3D hallway platforming, I appreciated just how lush and lavish the enhancements in that Crash Bandicoot remake were. Even if I don’t take him seriously, the developers realized the full weight of their responsibility bringing Crash to current-gen consoles and rose to the occasion. And if you’re worried that the recently revealed Crash Team Racing Nitro–Fueled won’t receive the same high-quality production value, don’t be.The original Crash Team Racing from 1999 is probably a big reason why we now call this genre “mascot kart racers” instead of just Mario Kart clones. I personally never played it and part of the reason I took this demo was to understand why so many otherwise sophisticated game critics swear up and down this is the better kart racer. And yeah, I think I get it. Crash Team Racing’s rival at the time would’ve been Mario Kart 64, and despite that game’s beloved four-player multiplayer in retrospect it is ultimately a weaker Mario Kart in my book.With its twisted cartoon jungle art style, Crash Team Racing is closer to Diddy Kong Racing, another game I think is better than Mario Kart 64. Nitro-Fueled’s HD reimagining of this aesthetic is even more pleasing and full of personality. To continue the DK comparison, it looks like Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze. And while the developers at Beenox claim everything has been rebuilt from the ground up, this inexplicably gorgeous vision of Crash Bandicoot’s world very much reminds me of Vicarious Visions’ work on N. Sane Trilogy, particularly the tracks inspired by levels in those original games.But whether you have a nostalgic history with it or not, if you know how to play a kart racing game you know how to play Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. You race around colorful laps collecting dastardly power ups from boxes like missiles and T.N.T. crates. There are 18 regular tracks, 7 battle tracks, and additional features beyond the visual overhaul like new characters and online play and custom karts from other Crash racing games. It has fewer “gimmicks” than some of the more recent Mario Kart games or those surprisingly excellent Sega kart racers. But the inherent zaniness of the genre is still intact.I will say though, if Mario Kart’s boost system is as ingrained in your muscle memory as it is for me, coming to terms with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a bit like speaking a different language at first. When you initially hop with one shoulder button you hold it down to charge boost. But you then activate boost by tapping the other shoulder button in sync with an on-screen meter. You can then chain multiple boosts with the right timing. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this mechanic, and it probably opens up different strategies, but it is the biggest area where Mario Kart vets may suffer. Still, handling overall feels nice and snappy with a breezy sense of speed.Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on June 21. Now that Activision has already remade this, the original Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro the Dragon what’s next? A grand reinterpretation of the very first Skylanders game?last_img read more

Modis candidature should be cancelled says Mamata

Modis candidature should be cancelled says Mamata

first_imgBhadreshwar/ Amdanga/Salkia: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee alleged that Narendra Modi has flouted the Indian Constitution with his statements that 40 Trinamool MLAs are in touch with him and at the same breath said no MLA will join his party. She further added that on grounds of horse trading, his candidature should be cancelled.”Yesterday he (Modi) said 40 of my MLAs are in touch with him. This will fall under the anti-defection law. He is saying unconstitutional things while holding a constitutional position. Doesn’t he have any shame? He is violating the Constitution and has no right to be the Prime Minister,” Banerjee said at an election rally in Bhadreshwar on Tuesday. Later, she addressed two meetings at Amdanga and Salkia. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”His candidature should be cancelled. First save Delhi, then try to buy off MLAs from Bengal. It will be of no use. Even if he buys all the MLAs, our government will not fall,” the Trinamool Congress supremo said. Narendra Modi had said during an election rally at Serampore on Monday that 40 Trinamool MLAs are keeping in touch with him. The Trinamool Congress has reported the matter to the Election Commission. Banerjee alleged that “Modi is coming to Bengal to divide the communities. He is instigating one community against the other. During the election speeches, he is not mentioning anything about the ill-effects of note ban or GST. He is also silent why in the past five years jobs could not be given to 2 crore youths per year. His only business is to divide the communities to get votes.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShe reiterated that the BJP will not get a single seat in Bengal. “Last time they had two seats and they will be defeated in both of them. BJP is relying on traitors and after the election result is out, they will realize what mistake they have made by depending on the traitors.” She alleged that Congress and CPI(M) are backing the BJP in several seats like Malda North, Berhampur to defeat the Trinamool nominees. “It is unfortunate that both Congress and CPI(M) have sold their signboards to the BJP.” In Bhadreshwar, she recalled the ‘Reign of Terror’ that had been unleashed by the CPI(M). “How can I forget those days? I had come to Bhadreshwar following the death of Bikhari Paswan, a worker of Kanoria Jute Mill. I have seen how CPI(M) had unleashed a ‘Reign of Terror’ in different areas in Hooghly and Howrah. The anti-social elements of CPI(M) have now joined the BJP,” she maintained. At the Amdanga rally, without naming Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, Banerjee said: “Do not to cast a single vote to the gaddar (traitor). Vote for the Trinamool candidates as they are secular and the party will play a major role in the formation of the new government in Delhi.” In Amdanga, TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi took a lead of 83,233 votes from here in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Banerjee urged the people to ensure that the lead of Trivedi goes up from the segment. She cautioned the people against BJP and RSS workers who would try to buy their votes. “Don’t take money from them and inform the police if they try to buy your votes,” she said. The election in Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat will be held on May 6.last_img read more

Just 16minute sleep loss may put your job at risk

Just 16minute sleep loss may put your job at risk

first_imgLosing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions, say scientists. A study found that reducing your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance. The researchers found workers are more likely to have poor judgement and fall off-task the next day. Researchers surveyed 130 healthy employees who work in IT and have at least one school-aged child. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfParticipants reported that when they slept 16 minutes less than usual and had worse quality sleep, they experienced more cognitive issues the next day. That raised their stress levels, especially regarding issues related to work-life balance, resulting in them going to bed earlier and waking up earlier due to fatigue. “These cyclical associations reflect that employees’ sleep is vulnerable to daily cognitive stress and also a contributor to cognitively stressful experiences,” said Soomi Lee, assistant professor at University of South Florida. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Findings from this study provide empirical evidence for why workplaces need to make more efforts to promote their employees’ sleep. Good sleepers may be better performers at work due to greater ability to stay focused an on-task with fewer errors and interpersonal conflicts.” Researchers also compared work-days to weekends. They conclude the consequences of less sleep is not as apparent when one has the next day off.last_img read more