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29 September 2008Mauritania’s armed forces intervened last month to overthrow the elected government because it had allowed the social, economic and security conditions to deteriorate so badly that it threatened the country’s foundations, the General Assembly heard today. Abderrahim Ould Hadrami, Permanent Representative of Mauritania, delivered a statement to the Assembly’s annual General Debate on behalf of the new Government in which he said the situation inside his country had become so dire that the armed forces had no other option. “Economically and socially the situation has become disastrous,” Mr. Ould Hadrami said, citing a rise in hunger, disease and misery after Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallah became president in March last year. “And while the people suffer… the former president, who only visited one city inside Mauritania, the city of Tainatan, in the aftermath of floods that hit the city, made 25 visits abroad, costing the Mauritanian taxpayer a lot of money, without achieving any tangible results in the field of cooperation between Mauritania and its development partners.” The Permanent Representative said the former president continually obstructed the work of democratic parliamentary institutions, leading to paralysis, and fired senior army and security services officials at the same time. “This almost led to a confrontation among high officers and created a situation which could have taken the country to a civil war,” he said. Mr. Ould Hadrami said last month’s coup was supported by two-thirds of parliamentary members, about 90 per cent of the country’s mayors and two-thirds of the recognized political parties, as well as numerous civil society groups. He said the Higher Council of State was committed to protect democracy, allowing State institutions to continue their regular work and guaranteeing freedom of the press. He added that free and transparent elections will be organized at the earliest possible date. Following last month’s government overthrow, the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon both issued statements voiced concern at the situation in Mauritania and called for the former president’s release from detention. read more

OTTAWA — A joint complaint by two consumer advocacy groups to Canada’s broadcast regulator is raising concerns over how CraveTV and Shomi sell their streaming video services.The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Consumers’ Association of Canada say three of the country’s biggest telecommunications companies are operating online video services which “unduly prefer” their own customers.The document, filed to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Friday, says both services require subscribers to purchase TV or Internet services from the telecom providers on top of the streaming video platform.They argue that runs against rules put in place by the CRTC to promote competition and consumer choice.Canada’s telecom providers launched video streaming services last year designed as an answer to the growing popularity of Netflix.In December, Bell Media launched CraveTV to Bell TV subscribers and a limited number of the country’s other providers, including Telus, Bell Aliant and Eastlink. CraveTV’s lineup includes HBO shows like “Sex and the City” and network hits including “Seinfeld” and “30 Rock.”Shomi hit the market last November as a partnership between Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. It has secured a number of exclusive deals on new series like “Jane the Virgin” and “Transparent.”The Canadian PressRogers, Shaw sign deal to stream original Amazon video content on ShomiRogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival Netflix read more

“Indeed, only around 4,000 tigers are left in the wild,” said the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in a joint press release. “Until the illegal trade in wildlife is stopped, we are only likely to see more of these types of situations.” The agencies highlighted that the extent of such illegal trade and the urgency needed to end it is why the UN recently launched the Wild for Life campaign, an appeal for everyone to act to stop wildlife trafficking, be they Governments, civil society, businesses or individuals. In addition, the agencies noted that World Environment Day, which will be observed this Sunday, is themed this year on the illegal trade in wildlife in a bid to raise awareness of this severe problem. Tigers are one of the key species in the campaign. “The illegal trade in wildlife, estimated to profit criminals to the tune of billions of dollars annually worldwide, comprises everything from the lucrative trade in tiger parts in East Asia to ivory from poached African elephants,” the agencies emphasized. “It undermines our environment, economies, communities and security.” Excerpt from UN in Action “India: Tigers Face Extinction”. Credit: United Nations UNEP and UNODC also noted that action against the illegal wildlife trade has become a high global priority, with the UN General Assembly adopting a resolution in July 2015 urging all countries to make this a serious criminal offense. Moreover, they said, the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held in Nairobi, Kenya, last month reaffirmed the urgency of stepped-up efforts to combat wildlife crime through concrete actions at national and international levels. Southeast Asian nations are also taking notice, with the last Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime adding wildlife trafficking to the list of priority transnational crimes. “The commendable action by Thailand’s authorities, coordinated by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, highlights the need for constant vigilance by wildlife law enforcement authorities to the threat posed by traffickers,” said UNEP and UNODC. The agencies also recalled that in April 2015, Thai customs confiscated more than three tons of African elephant ivory, the second-largest seizure in the country’s history. Also in 2015, Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office was among Asia-Pacific organizations honoured by UNEP for its role in combating wildlife crime. “Given the extent of the illegal wildlife market in Asia it is important for all countries to unite and eradicate these illegal practices,” the agencies stressed. read more

first_imgA CORK WOMAN has been given a suspended sentence for the manslaughter of her 8-year-old son in 2012.Diane Ward of Harrison Place, Charleville, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her son in March.A coroner’s hearing heard in 2012 that Anthony’s neck had been compressed on 3 September, 2012, the night before he was due to return to school.Anthony’s body was discovered by Gardaí and family members just minutes after he was due back at school. He was to begin Third Class at the local primary.RTÉ reports today that she will be released from the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum to a voluntary hospital in Cork, where she will remain until a suitable place for her to live is found.A sentencing hearing in April heard that Ward had ingested a large amount of paracetamol from an envelope before she smothered her son with a pillow. Det Sgt Michael Corbet told the court that Ward had written a suicide note, in which she asked that the two be buried together.The court had been told that Ward had a history of depressive illness and had attempted to take her own life on two occasions.Read: Sentencing deferred in case of Cork mother who smothered sonlast_img read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER KEITH Harrison has welcomed the terms of reference for the Charleton Tribunal, which will include an investigation into smear campaigns made against him, as well as against Maurice McCabe.He thanked several TDs in a statement, including Katherine Zappone, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace for their efforts in his case, and said he especially wanted to thank Alan Kelly who “helped ensure the ill-treatment of my family and I was brought to public attention and ultimately included” in the terms of reference.Earlier today, the government agreed the terms of reference for the tribunal into the Maurice McCabe scandal.The resolution will have to pass the Dáil and Seanad before the tribunal is established under the chairmanship of Supreme Court Justice Peter Charleton.The Dáil resolution (which can be read here) says that the tribunal will investigate:“Allegations that senior members of An Garda Síochána sought to discredit Sergeant Maurice McCabe because of complaints he made about the performance of An Garda Síochána.”It goes on to say the tribunal will investigate the protected disclosure by former head of the Garda Press Office David Taylor. Taylor alleged he was told to discredit McCabe by “spreading rumours about his professional and personal life”.Keith Harrison is named explicitly twice within the terms of reference. Justice Charleton has tasked with investigating contacts between members of An Garda Síochána and Tusla in relation to him, as well as:…bearing in mind allegations that there may have been inappropriate contacts between An Garda Síochána and Tusla in relation to Sgt McCabe, Garda Keith Harrison and concerns that such contacts may have also taken place in relation to other members of An Garda Síochána who had made allegations of wrongdoing within An Garda SíochánaThe Tribunal will investigate whether there is any pattern of Tusla files being created in relation to whistleblowers, and them subsequently being used to discredit those members.Harrison said that he trusts “the inquiry will establish the truth and bring about a change within senior management of An Garda Síochana”.He added that he would make no further statements on the matter.Read: Charleton Tribunal will examine allegations of ‘inappropriate contacts’ between gardaí and Tusla Share Tweet Email2 Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison welcomes terms of reference for Tribunal Investigations will be made on the contacts between An Garda Síochana and Tusla in Harrison’s case. 14,174 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 10:56 PM 14 Comments Feb 16th 2017, 10:56 PM last_img read more

first_img Short URL Mar 11th 2017, 12:30 PM 171 Views Gardening column: What to grow when you don’t have much space, plus a wild garlic pesto recipe Not all vegetables are equal if you’re space constrained, writes GIY Guru Michael Kelly. Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 12:30 PM By Michael Kelly Share Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Michael Kelly Grower 120g of Parmesan cheese, grated350ml of extra virgin olive oil100g of pine nuts200g of wild garlic leaves, stems cut off, washed and driedSea salt and ground black pepperDirectionsPlace all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth.Add a little more oil if you prefer a looser consistency. Season with sea salt and ground black pepper and taste.Transfer to clean jars and top with an extra drizzle of oil to create a seal. The jars will keep in the fridge for at least one week.Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ.Click here for more GIY tips and recipes. IF YOU ARE space constrained in your growing, it’s worth considering a fundamental point when deciding what to grow: not all vegetables are the same. They don’t all give you the same bang for your buck so to speak.First of all, different vegetables take up different amounts of space in the ground. Each carrot for example only needs 3 to 4cm in your soil, while the Brussels sprouts plant needs to be planted 1m away from its nearest neighbour.On top of this there is the question of “yield”. Some vegetables return a lot of food for the space they take up. Others really don’t.At the end of a very long growing season, a well-grown sweetcorn plant, for example, will only give you two cobs for all your effort. You will most likely only get four sweetcorn plants in a metre of growing space (since they are planted about 50cm apart).Corn and beetroot Source: Shutterstock/sanddebeautheilEight corn on the cob from a metre is a pretty poor return, and that’s before you consider that sweetcorn is not exactly a safe bet either, particularly if the sun doesn’t shine much during the growing season.Take that same metre of growing space and plant it up with beetroot and you will get about 40 beetroot (4 rows with beetroot spaced 10cm apart in the rows). And on top of that, beetroot is one of the easiest and most reliable of vegetables to grow.Or, if you sowed the metre of space in an oriental green such as mizuna, you will get to harvest food from the plot on multiple occasions since oriental greens are what are known as “cut and come again” vegetables (that is, you cut the plant down to about 5cm and it grows back again to give a second bounty).Fast growing vegSecondly, it’s worth considering that some vegetables are incredibly fast growing and therefore give you a very quick return from the space you have allocated to them. This means you can very quickly start growing something else in the same space once you’ve harvested them.You can be eating white turnips, for example, about two months after sowing them. Radishes will be ready even quicker than that.Other vegetables are very slow growing and will monopolise a piece of ground for ages before giving a return. Garlic is sown in winter and is not ready to eat until the following summer. Purple sprouting broccoli is growing for almost a year before you get to eat it.Grow your own rare veggiesEqually well, it’s worth thinking about growing vegetables (or vegetable varieties) that are difficult to source in the supermarket (Jersualem and globe artichokes, purple sprouting broccoli, fennel, endive, chicory and oriental salads) or difficult to source fresh (peas, broad beans, French beans and runner beans).In addition, some vegetables can be considered particularly valuable because of the time of year in which we can harvest them.Any vegetable that is available to eat fresh from the garden in the tricky “hungry gap” months (March to May) is worth its weight in gold.Purple sprouting broccoli is an example of this, which is why we’re generally willing to allow it monopolise space in the vegetable patch almost all year around.The Basics – Value for SpaceThe incomparable Joy Larkcom devised a Value for Space rating (VSR) to evaluate vegetables based on their return in a small garden. Though she admits that it can be quite an arbitrary system, it’s worth having a glance at the VSR table on page 188 of her book Grow your Own Vegetables if you are space constrained.Vegetables with a poor VSR rating include aubergine, artichoke, cabbage, celeriac, fennel, parsnip and sweetcorn. Top of the list for both a high and quick return are the oriental salads like mizuna, komatsuna, texel greens, mustard, mibuna and rocket.But there are lots of other vegetables that will give you good value for your available space – beetroot, beans (French and runner), carrots, radish, lettuce, peppers, peas, potatoes, chard and turnips.This Month at GROW HQThis month at GROW HQ there are courses on growing spuds, fermented and cultured drinks, knife skills, beekeeping, an introduction to soil life, making homemade sausages and much more.We’ve also got our regular yoga and mindfulness classes, our Friday Feast and the return of our Mindful Lunch. Tickets from €10 at of the Week – Wild Garlic Pesto Source: Shutterstock/wsf-sPesto can be expensive to buy particularly at this time of the year, when the key ingredient (basil) is unseasonal. Instead of basil, we use wild garlic leaves which are completely free and abundant at this time of the year. The pesto keeps well in the fridge for a week.Ingredients 8 Comments last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool’s winger Xherdan Shaqiri is in awe of his new boss Jurgen Klopp who he regards as both “an excellent coach” and “a very nice character.”Shaqiri, 26 has admitted that Klopp has a good man management skill which helps to motivate the team to perform even better.The pacy winger suggested that the former Borussia Dortmund manager was a big influence in him joining Liverpool.Shaqiri told the official Liverpool FC magazine: “He’s a very good coach, but for me, the character he has is also important.“He has a very nice character, you can joke with him, but of course, you have to be focused on the pitch and give everythingRoberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“You can see the relationship he has with the players all the time, he’s very friendly in speaking with them, and that was important for me in coming here and working with him.“I knew him from Germany when I was at Bayern, and he was the manager of Dortmund.“He wanted me to come to Liverpool, and I wanted to work with him, so I am very happy to reunite with him.”Shaqiri is yet to start for the Reds in the Premier League even though he has featured from the bench on a couple of occasions.However, he is expected to start for the Reds in the coming days considering their hectic schedule.last_img read more

first_imgNote to readers: Columbian staff have been posting the most read stories on each week since July. We’ve noticed, however, that the stories that received the most traffic don’t necessarily reflect the most important issues to our community of readers.So we’re trying something a little different, posting the stories that received the most comments. These stories got readers fired up for one reason or another and provide a better glimpse of the issues the community is most passionate about and interested in discussing.What do you think about this new approach? What comments and discussions would you like to see highlighted? Tell us in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.01. Why was Boldt sanctioned by GOP?Republican Marc Boldt was sanctioned by the county party’s executive board more than three months ago for making decisions that were deemed out of line with the party.“I find it amazing that his party wanted a commitment on the admissions tax BEFORE a public hearing. My goodness, why bother to have public hearings at all if you must follow the party line regardless of the hearing testimony?” –Denise Lukinslast_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Some feathered friends are on the move at Zoo Miami.A flock of flamingos was transferred into their new exhibit, Friday. The birds been out of the public eye for more than a year while crews worked on it.The expansive habitat is still the first thing visitors will see when they enter the zoo.The new space is part of a $44 million upgrade and expansion project. It is scheduled to open to the public July 15. Our flamingos moved to their new home at the zoo’s new entrance, which will open July 15!— Zoo Miami (@zoomiami) June 24, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The damage is still left behind from the subject’s first visit, Roberts said.“He broke this door and came in and stole all of our equipment, and it’s devastating. It’s devastating,” he said.Roberts said the subject took thousands of dollars worth of equipment including computers, speakers and a keyboard.“It has been very frustrating for me as a pastor because I believe I am responsible, to a certain extent, for the security of the members of this church, and right now, I feel hopeless,” Roberts said.The pastor believes this subject is behind burglaries at nearby churches. “We believe this guy is a serial burglar. He has burglarized at least six churches in this area, not only our church,” Roberts said. “It is significant that this guy is caught, and we need the help of the community.”Between the damage of the church building and the stolen equipment, Roberts said the thief has cost him over $10,000.If you have any information on these burglaries, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A pastor at a Miami Gardens church believes a robber targeted them again and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment.The pastor said the Norland Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Miami Gardens was the target of a brazen burglar.“Within the last six months, there have been four robberies in this church,” said Norland Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Theophilus Roberts.A surveillance camera on June 12 at the church captured the culprit that Roberts thinks is behind all the burglaries.“We believe by the footage that we’ve seen and the build the individual, the MO of the hoodie and gloves, that it’s the same person,” he said.Roberts said the burglar cut the electricity to the church before he used a brick to break in.“This is the window, the last window that he broke,” Roberts said. “We estimate that he pushed his hand through here and opened this door with this bar and came in.” last_img read more

first_img 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado More From Roadshow 49 Photos Car Industry 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 26 Photos Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Post a comment Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  More From Roadshow Tesla 18 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 0 3 Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 26 Photos 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 10 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 81 Photos Car Industry Electric Cars 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 69 Photoscenter_img Comments Tags Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Share your voice 71 Photos Tesla,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Enlarge ImageThe Model 3 is finally coming to Mexico, albeit at slightly increased cost. Tesla Tesla’s Model 3 is a great car and has been the catalyst for lots of folks to make the switch from internal combustion to electric vehicles, but up until recently, it’s been mostly only available in the US. That’s changing quickly though, with Tesla opening its order books to customers in Mexico on Thursday night.The Model 3 got its Mexican unveiling in the stylish shopping district of Polanco in Mexico City on March 8 at the Mexico City-Masaryk Tesla store. The Model 3 variants available to Mexican buyers are virtually identical to those we get in the US, though prices start a little higher than they do in America.The newly introduced base Model 3 with 220 miles of range lists for $42,000 before any savings or incentives. That’s a difference of less than 18 percent, but Tesla doesn’t break down where the increased cost comes from.Opening its highest-selling car to a whole new market that doesn’t require cars to be shipped across an ocean is a smart move for the brand, particularly in the wake of a stock downturn following its announcement of the $35,000 Model 3 and on the verge of the debut of its next brand-new vehicle.It’s unclear what the demand for the Model 3 will be in Mexico, which has a much lower average income than the US, and Tesla has refused to comment on the matter. It did confirm that Mexican buyers can expect to receive their Model 3s in approximately six to eight weeks as indicated on the Tesla website, though given Tesla’s history with delivery estimates, that could change. Tags A quick drive (literally) in Tesla’s Model 3 Performance 68 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 12 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 52 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Share your voice Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. 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first_img2:42 Now playing: Watch this: Baseball season is almost here.  Mike Zarrilli / Getty Images T-Mobile is teeing up for another season as Major League Baseball’s official wireless sponsor. MLB’s opening day is Thursday. To get customers primed for the great American pastime, T-Mobile is offering a full season of MLB.TV at no additional cost to its regular monthly subscribers.The subscription, the All Teams plan, includes hundreds of out-of-market baseball games and would regularly cost almost $120. You cn use All Teams on up to 10 supported devices like smartphones, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. T-Mobile subscribers can get this deal and others by using the T-Mobile Tuesdays app or website between Tuesday and April 1. T-Mobile’s Digits, pay per day, pay as you go, data-only and voice-only plans aren’t eligible. “We love baseball, and clearly, so do our customers! They streamed nearly 3 million hours of baseball with MLB.TV in 2018 – two times more than the year prior,” John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. Tags Mobile 1center_img Comment Share your voice Baseball, tennis and golf simulators show you how to… T-Mobilelast_img read more

first_img Close Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy sworn-in as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradesh The meeting between BJP MP and spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao and YSRCP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister raised speculation over the post being offered to YSRCP.TwitterYSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has reportedly sought time to take a decision on the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker post offered to the party by the Bharatiya Janata Party.It comes after Reddy met BJP MP and spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao in a closed-door meeting at his official residence on Tuesday. However, the BJP spokesperson called the meeting a “courtesy call”.According to a Times of India report, the post was offered during the meeting which lasted for close to half an hour. Rao had come with the offer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.The YSRCP has reportedly sought time to discuss the offer’s political consequences in AP. The party, which won 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats and 151 of the 175 Assembly seats in the election, has a huge voter base of Muslims, Christians, Dalits and voters from the lower economic class.Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik is also a contender for the post and met PM Modi on Monday. Rao had reportedly come with the offer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.TwitterA convention of Lok Sabha for many years has been that while the ruling side appoints one of their own MP as the Speaker, the post of Deputy Speaker is given to the opposition side. However, it is not a rule.A senior minister, who is also a part of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs had reportedly said earlier this week that the BJP is unlikely to give the post to Congress just as Congress didn’t give it to the BJP in 2004, adding that chances are high of either Biju Janata Dal or YRSCP getting the post.The convention is born from a courtesy that was first shown by the Janata Party government in 1977 when the post went to Congress’s MP Godey Murahari.Shiv Sena had demanded for the post of Deputy Speaker earlier this month, saying that the party has a natural claim over the post because of it being the second-largest ally of the NDA.Meanwhile, G.V.L. Narasimha Rao clarified it to reporters after his meeting with Jagan Reddy that he did not know as to which party would be offered Deputy Speaker’s post. He said this would be decided by the BJP leadership.His reaction was sought based on reports that both the Congress and DMK had declined the offer of Deputy Speaker’s post and YSRCP, which is the third biggest opposition party, would be offered the post now.Jagan will be visiting the national capital on June 15 to attend a NITI Aayog meeting. He is likely to meet Modi during the visit.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:40Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:39?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

first_img.Two workers, who were burnt as melted iron fell on them in a factory of Sonargaon upazila in Narayangaj district, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were Nayan Mia and Masum Mia.Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said the Nayan and Masum succumbed to their wounds in the early morning.Earlier on Friday, a total of 12 workers suffered burn injuries as melted iron fell on them at ‘Muntahar Steel Mills’ in Madanpur area of Sonargaon upazila.The other injured victims – Manik, 33, Sajib, 28, Arif, 30, Ohidul, 22, Hiru, 30, Shakil, 22, Sujon, 18, Rana, 20, Salauddin, 25, Kabir, 30 are undergoing treatment at DMCH burn unit.last_img read more

first_img Share Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle/Via PoolA Harris County jury has sentenced Terry Thompson Wednesday to 25 years in prison for the strangulation death of John Hernandez.A Harris County jury sentenced Terry Thompson Wednesday to 25 years in prison for the strangulation death of John Hernandez as a result of a confrontation outside a Houston-area restaurant in May 2017.The same jury that convicted Thompson of murder on Monday in the death of Hernandez sentenced him Wednesday.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says she hopes Terry Thompson’s case deters people from resorting to violence to resolve their conflicts.last_img read more

first_img(—It was an interesting week for physics as a team of researchers with the University of California and the University of Tokyo proposed a new definition of time crystals—then proved such things don’t exist—theory had suggested a system that could move despite not having enough energy to do so. Also, a team at Ecole Normale Supérieure in France demonstrated a way to control the quantum properties of light by using microwave photons to probe a superconducting circuit. And researchers working for the Department of Energy used neutrons to find the “missing” magnetism of plutonium—confirming a long held theory. Boeing patent puts focus on laser-powered propulsion system (Update) It was also an interesting week for space exploration, mostly notably regarding reports describing findings by NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft as it approaches Pluto—first, as the craft moved closer, new geological features began to appear. Then, after getting even closer to the dwarf planet, researchers noted a heart-shaped feature on the surface—though they still do not know what it is. Such news highlights a problem developing within NASA and other space research groups: How will we know when we have found extraterrestrial life? spoke to Terence Kee, President of the Astrobiology Society of Britain to gain some insight. In related news, a new Boeing patent put focus on laser-powered propulsion systems for airplanes, and potentially for spacecraft as well. The idea appears to involve firing a laser at a piece of radioactive material, setting off a small fusion reaction. Boeing has not commented publicly on the patent or idea.In other news, a team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine wondered: Can four fish oil pills a day keep the doctor away? They believe the answer is yes, at least for older people who take the pills for at least three months. Also, somewhat ominously, researchers with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on a new study found that heat is being stored beneath the ocean surface. That helps to explain where all the excess heat due to greenhouse gases has been going, but it also poses the question of what happens when the saturation point is reached.And finally, if you are one of the millions of people who suffer with some type of chronic pain, good news may be coming soon as a team of researchers at the University of California has found the key mechanism that causes neuropathic pain—they believe the discovery will open the door to new treatments that will finally alleviate suffering from such ailments as trauma, diabetes, MS, shingles and a host of other conditions. © 2015 Explore furthercenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Best of Last Week – New definition of time crystals, new images of Pluto and the mechanism that causes neuropathic pain (2015, July 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Zeno cat. A Zeno cat refers to non-classical states of light created by shining a cavity on resonance while it is forbidden to access a given energy level. The name originates from the Zeno effect, which can similarly prevent an energy level from being occupied by the sole fact of measuring its occupation frequently. The cat comes from the similarity of such a state with a Schrödinger cat state of light: a superposition between two classical states of light. The Zeno cat figure corresponds to the study’s experimental design. Credit: Benjamin Huard.last_img read more

first_imgSmart Buildings from Siemens in Zug With 379,000 employees located worldwide, revenues of €83bn, and a net income of €6.1bn. the Siemens group of companies can make a rightful claim to lead the world in electrification, automatisation and digitalisation.Outside it was over 30 degrees Centigrade when visiting the new Siemens Campus in Zug, Switzerland this summer. Inside there was a perfect calibrated temperature for a modern working environment.Welcoming our small press group, Cedric Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens and CEO of Smart Infrastructure, spoke about the global role Siemens plays in leading in Electrification, Automatisation and Digitalisation. Megatrends, such as Urbanisation, Demographic changes, Climate Change, Globalisation and Digitalisation, will bring about fundamental changes. Work, life and living will become more integrated and new ecosystems will emerge as people and things become more interconnected.Proud of the 172 year old company, Cedrik explained that “Siemens gives back to society probably more than any other company.” And how Siemens is leading the global digital challenge giving examples of installing an energy system in the delicate biosphere of the Galapagos Islands – and the plan to create a smart city, Siemensstadt, in a suburb of Berlin.The Siemens campus in Zug is a reference project that illustrates the opportunities of digitalization in building technology, energy efficiency and future-oriented working.Opened in December 2018, the Siemens Zug campus features an office building with 1,000 work spaces and a newly constructed production building. The campus is one of the first new projects to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) for design and construction. The complex is equipped with building automation, security and fire safety technology from the Siemens Smart Infrastructure Company. A particular emphasis is placed on sustainability and energy efficiency of the new constructions.“A smart building is flexible, it learns from previous interactions and it continually adapts to the needs of building users, actively contributing to their success”, explains Christoph Leitgeb, General Manager of the New Campus.Digital TwinThe Siemens Zug campus is one of the first new projects to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) for design and construction. The digital twin – a 3D model of the building, enhanced with technical information relevant for later operations – is the foundation for efficient, cost-optimized and forward-looking building management.Building automationThe campus complex is equipped with building automation, security and fire safety technology from Siemens SI. For safety and fire protection applications, 1350 sensors have been installed in the office building. There are 650 sensors in the office building for energy and comfort applications. For the Enlighted IoT platform, there are already 170 sensors installed, with another 600 to come as more floors are being prepared for Enlighted and the Comfy Workplace App.Workplace experience and space efficiencyThe Comfy workplace experience App seamlessly connects employees with the building. Staff are empowered to control aspects of their workplace environment (temperature and lights), space availability and booking, work requests, maps and amenities. There is a room reservation system for demand based room control and digital signage.SustainabilityParticular emphasis is placed on sustainability and energy efficiency of the buildings. The office building meets the highest requirements of the LEED standard, earning it a Platinum certification; the production building meets the criteria for LEED Gold certification. An integrated building automation system with energy optimisation based on the Desigo CC integrated building management platform controls the energy consumption and all the disciplines in the buildings.Energy-efficient heat pumps use water from nearby Lake Zug as a heat source and for direct cooling. The campus buildings depend on no fossil fuels to generate energy. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are equipped with heat and cold recovery systems. The buildings have green roofs, with the office building using circa 1,500 m3 of rainwater. A photovoltaic system on the roof of the production building is in operation since the spring of this year.See more by Billy here.More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. 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first_imgFor those looking to escape the Royal Wedding, best read the fine print as the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has taken action against Ryanair for misleading consumers, banning a recent ad campaign.With a tag ‘Book to the sun now’, the ad, which features a woman in a bikini lying on the beach, was part of Ryanair’s campaign to promote its spring deals, reported The Independent.However, according to the ASA, none of the spruiked destinations were warm.”We considered that the average consumer would infer from the claim ‘Book to the sun now’ and the image of the woman sunbathing, in a bikini, with a cocktail, that the promotion included fares to destinations warm enough to sunbathe in swimwear during the promotional period,” the ASA said. “Because we understood this was not the case, we concluded that the ad was misleading.”Meanwhile, Ryanair complained to the ASA that budget rival easyJet was misleading consumers with a claim of ‘we charge you less’, given that Ryanair offered cheaper prices.The ASA was ordered not to run the advert again. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.Alast_img read more

first_imgPolice have arrested a  deranged man  at the corner of Poort Road and Keate Street. The man, dressed in ragged clothes, was throwing rocks and branches into the road and at passing vehicles.Fast-acting police arrived at the scene and took the man into custody. The man did not resist arrest.Police spokesperson Captain Charmaine Struwig, who was at the scene, stressed that the man was not under arrest but taken into protective custody.“He will be transported to the nearest hospital for evaluation,” said Capt Struwig.Police do not arrest people with social or mental disorders; they are instead transported to hospital where they are evaluated and either kept for observation or released. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

first_imgBrazil, over the course of 2014 welcomed 6,429,852 international tourists, boosted primarily by the FIFA World Cup. This is the first time that the country exceeded the six million mark for foreign entries, with the number of visitors showing a 10.6% increase against 2013 figures.Neighbours, Argentina continues to be the top country for Brazil-bound tourists, with 1,743,930 Argentineans visiting in 2014, which was followed by the United States (656,801) and Chile (336,650).Sao Paulo remained the main port of entry for the country, with 2,219,917 visitors entering through the route. While, Rio de Janeiro was the gateway for 1,597,153 visitors, registering the highest increase in the entry of foreign visitors, with 389,353 more people than in 2013, a 32.2% increase for the period.The data released were a part of the 2015 Annual Report on Tourism Statistics from the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism. The figures revealed that 70.6% of international tourists arrived in Brazil by air and 27.3% travelled by road, with the remainder arriving by boat.“The numbers show that the World Cup was big business for tourism. Now the challenge is to guarantee conditions for the sector to keep growing,” commented the Minister of Tourism, Henrique Alves. “Mega events are excellent catalysts for increasing tourism flows for destinations, but in order to maintain consistent growth, we need to address structural issues and approach tourism with professionalism in Brazil,” he added.last_img read more