About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd coach Alvarez: De Gea can improveby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United coach Emilio Alvarez claims that David De Gea can improve.The Spanish goalkeeper has been in excellent form with United for the past 18 months, despite having a difficult World Cup in between with Spain.De Gea has started every Premier League game this season, but his coach Alvarez, who has stayed on after the departure of Jose Mourinho, insists De Gea has areas to improve. Alvarez told the club’s official website: “David is, of course, the one who plays more and is an important player for the club, but the three of them [goalkeepers] are doing very well.”With David, we are always thinking about how he can get better and better, and better. To be honest, I don’t think David will ever stop. He can get even better!”
October 24, 2019
How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep If you’ve been out to see a movie in a commercial theater recently, you’ve probably at least seen signs advertising Dolby Atmos or, better yet, heard the technology in action during a major blockbuster screening. Still, if you’re not familiar, Dolby Atmos is essentially the latest, greatest thing in surround sound, and the exciting news is, it’s coming to home theaters later this year.Two years ago, Dolby unleashed Atmos at a very limited selection of theaters. The technology, which allows for an ear-crushing 64 individual channels of surround sound (using up to 128 speakers) is a quantum leap forward from the 6 or 8-channel technology we’ve been listening to for the last several years. Not only does Atmos put a bunch of speakers in the ceiling to add a new dimension to the sound field, but movie soundtrack engineers now have the freedom to steer any given sound around the room, from one speaker to the next, totally seamlessly. This capability adds an entirely new sense of realism to fly-over effects, rain … you name it.So how will this technology work in a home, where space is much more limited? Well, one of the cool things about Dolby Atmos is that it is scalable – you don’t need to worry about finding a spot for 55 more speakers – and it works in such a way that it adapts to however many speakers you do have. For the time being, Dolby Atmos in home theater setups will be limited to the addition of up to four speakers, and these speakers will either be mounted to the ceiling to fire down at you, or, if that’s not possible, placed atop other speakers in the room, aimed at the ceiling so the sound reflects down. The good news here is that you only have to add speakers, not replace them, to get into Atmos.Of course, you’ll need a more modern receiver – all the major brands are announcing Atmos support right now – but you will not need a new Blu-ray player. Dolby says that existing Blu-ray technology can handle Atmos, and we can expect to see Blu-ray discs encoded with Atmos coming at the end of this year, with many, many more planned for 2015.We’re beginning to see some excellent bundled solutions for those who want to start fresh with an Atmos-enabled system. Pioneer has announced three Atmos-enabled Elite A/V receivers, ranging from $1600 to $3000, and a complete 7.1.4 Atmos-enabled speaker system designed by the legendary Andrew Jones for about $3150 (pictured above). That means a soup-to-nuts Dolby Atmos surround system is about $5k away if you’re looking to start from scratch.Click here to find out more about Atmos and the Pioneer system mentioned above. A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Editors’ Recommendations 4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky The Best Hats for Men to Fit Every Occasion 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring
October 22, 2019
banning hand-held cellphones expanding penalties for street racing making punishments tougher for driving with a .05 blood-alcohol level retrofitting 100 series highways with rumble strips as part of repaving projects legislating and funding public safety improvements for crosswalks, school zones, bicycles and buses The Nova Scotia Road Safety Action Plan will be released later this year. The departments of Health and Wellness, Justice, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations are working on the strategy. Road safety survey highlights are available at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/publications . The province will use information from a 2011 survey of Nova Scotians to continue improving road safety. The 2011 Nova Scotia Road Safety Survey provides insight into the public’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours and reveals that Nova Scotians are concerned about dangerous driving and inattention. “We all need to pay attention to the road and be aware of the consequences if we don’t,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “We need to use what Nova Scotians said to guide our work with partners to improve road safety for everyone.” “Whether we are on foot, on a bike, a bus or in a car, we all travel on roads and we all have a role in making them safer,” said Jackie Norman, president and CEO, Safety Service Nova Scotia. The survey results will be released at the organization’s third annual road safety conference today, March 27. Findings show that most people understand the dangers of risky road behaviour, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, prescribed drugs or illegal substances, or driving while distracted by cellphones and other telecommunications devices. Results also showed that knowing the dangers does not always stop bad habits. Ten per cent of those surveyed in 2011 said they often use mobile telecommunications devices while driving, up from six per cent in 2009. Nineteen per cent said they had to avoid a crash in the past year and 72 per cent said it happened more than once. “Even though drivers view distracted driving as a serious concern, 80 per cent of them said they had engaged in at least four distracting activities while driving during the past month,” said Kent Speiran, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s manager of road safety. “We estimate that more than 6,000 people nod off at the wheel every year. Most people think that it’s not going to happen to them.” Corporate Research Associates surveyed 1,400 people 16 years or age and older. Respondents were asked to rate the seriousness of traffic safety issues. The top four were drivers using cellphones (74 per cent), driver distraction (72 per cent), drinking and driving (71 per cent) and speeding (65 per cent). Questions also focused on illicit and prescription drug use and awareness of penalties for driving with a blood alcohol level of .05 or .08. One in 10 said they had been in a car with a driver who had been consuming alcohol or drugs. Nearly seven of 10 said a person cannot drive safely after taking any illegal drugs. “The survey tells us that we need to do more to change people’s behaviour to make our roads safer,” Mr. Speiran said. “The information will help us as we move forward with our provincial road safety action plan.” Surveys, consultations and research have led to provincial partnerships that are allowing measures to make roads safer and life better for families in Nova Scotia, such as
October 17, 2019
CARMAN, Man. – RCMP in southern Manitoba say two people who stopped on the side of a road to capture a roaming donkey were hurt when a distracted driver rear-ended their vehicle.Officers say the donkey got through a fence near Carman when a man and a teenager in a pickup truck stopped and returned the animal to its nearby pen.The rescuers were about to get back into their truck when they spotted a car speeding their way and waved at it to slow down.The car struck the back of the pickup, and the truck swung out and sent the 17-year-old flying into a ditch.Police say he suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and the man also received minor injuries.Mounties say an 18-year-old is facing various charges for allegedly texting while behind the wheel and driving on a suspended licence.
October 17, 2019
TORONTO – A disciplinary tribunal will weigh whether a Toronto police officer who had cocaine in his wallet should be demoted for a year and submitted to random drug tests.Det.-Const. Kirk Blake pleaded guilty Monday to a misconduct charge under the Police Services Act. A second misconduct charge was withdrawn.In a joint submission to the tribunal, Blake’s lawyer and a police inspector said the officer should be given a chance to redeem himself.They described Blake as an otherwise exemplary officer who has taken responsibility for his actions.Under the proposal, Blake would go from first-class constable to second-class constable for a year and be automatically reinstated after that time provided he abides by a series of conditions that include not possessing or using drugs, as well as passing random drug tests at his employer’s discretion.The tribunal has not yet set a date for its decision.While Blake’s infraction was serious, it was an isolated incident in an otherwise “spectacular” 17-year career, his lawyer Gary Clewley told the tribunal.“He’s been a terrific cop and he will be again,” he said in his closing submissions.Clewley suggested his client experienced a lapse in judgment stemming from post-traumatic stress disorder after a shooting in which he nearly lost his life. He also said Blake had found the cocaine in a restaurant.Police initially charged Blake with possession in December after a fellow officer found a small quantity of cocaine in his wallet.Blake, who worked with the city’s guns and gangs task force, had been at a courthouse in September when he left his wallet behind.Another officer found the wallet and went through it looking for identification before discovering the drug.Blake was granted an absolute discharge after pleading guilty to the criminal charge, according to an agreed statement of facts.The police tribunal waited until the criminal case was over to proceed with a disciplinary hearing.
October 16, 2019
The Mentalist star Owain Yeoman and Grammy-nominated singer Leona Lewis are showing bunnies some love this International Rabbit Day.Owain Yeoman & NibblesCredit/Copyright: Susan WeingartnerThey are supporting the Be Cruelty-Free campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International to put an end to animal testing for cosmetics around the world.The stars are featured in exclusive photos where they can be seen cuddling up to adorable rabbits, one of the most commonly used animals in cosmetics testing. Owain’s photo shows the actor sporting a Be Cruelty-Free t-shirt with rescued rabbit Nibbles. Leona donated a photo from her personal collection for a day of global #BeCrueltyFree twitter action. The photo shows the singer with her own rescued bunny Melrose.Unlike Europe, Israel and India where cosmetics animal testing is banned, the U.S. does not prohibit companies from testing cosmetic products or ingredients on animals. But the HSUS’ Be Cruelty-Free USA campaign aims to end such testing.Yeoman says: “It’s the saddest thing to know that rabbits can’t cry, which is one of the reasons these gentle creatures are used in painful eye tests for cosmetics. When I think of their unnecessary suffering I could certainly shed a tear, so I’m backing the Be Cruelty-Free campaign to see an end to animal testing in North America and globally. Show the bunnies some love and let’s end cosmetics cruelty.”Lewis said: “Ending animal testing for cosmetics is close to my heart, and so is my bunny Melrose. Melrose is so gentle and loving with such an amazing personality all her own, it breaks my heart to know there are thousands of rabbits who are just as special suffering a terrible fate to test cosmetics. I would never dream of causing Melrose pain, but in laboratories around the world, rabbits and other helpless animals still have chemicals dripped in their eyes or spread over their sensitive skin just to test new lip sticks or shampoo. I want their suffering to stop. I’m proud to be a bunny-hugger for Be Cruelty-Free on International Rabbit Day. Be a bunny-hugger too and let’s end cosmetics cruelty!”In the U.S, rabbits are still used in painful eye and skin irritation tests for consumer products. Rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice all endure untold suffering for the beauty industry. Developed in the 1940s, these tests involve holding rabbits in full body restraints so that chemicals can be dripped in their eye or spread on their shaved skin. These tests are notoriously unreliable as well as extremely cruel, causing eye reddening, swelling, ulceration, even blindness, or skin cracking and bleeding. Unlike humans, rabbits have no tear ducts so they are unable to cry out the harmful substances.Be Cruelty-Free USA is part of the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics animal testing. Globally, Humane Society International and its Be Cruelty-Free partners are leading the charge to end cosmetics cruelty in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, New Zealand and Russia, with Be Cruelty-Free USA spearheaded by The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund.
October 13, 2019
TORONTO – The initial shine from Canada’s tentative trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico wore off on Tuesday as Canada’s main stock index closed lower on weakness in the key energy, financial and industrial sectors.The S&P/TSX composite index enjoyed a muted rally on Monday after the deal confirmed Canadian autos wouldn’t face new tariffs, but after the euphoria wore off it ended the day only slightly higher, said Allan Small, senior investment adviser with HollisWealth.On Tuesday, it closed down 87.20 points to 16,017.23, after hitting a low of 15,987.14 on 248.2 million shares traded.“(The deal) took away the uncertainty that has been looming over this trade negotiations for quite some time, but at the end of the day I think the agreement itself wasn’t too different than the existing one,” he said in an interview.“I think the market went up on a bit of a relief rally and today we’re back to the grind.”Small said investors are optimistic about the upcoming earnings’ season, but he expects companies will talk about how tariffs are starting to take a bite out of profits.On Tuesday, the gold sector led, rising 3.6 per cent, followed by materials.Healthcare was down 3.6 per cent, led by a 9.8 per cent drop by cannabis companies Aphria Inc. and 6.5 per cent decrease by Canopy Growth Corp.Information technology closed off 2.5 per cent, followed by energy at 1.8 per cent and industrials at almost one per cent.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average set a new record high, gaining 122.73 points to close at 26,773.94 led by gains from Intel, General Electric, Caterpillar and 3M.Small said the Dow’s gain is misleading because it involves just 30 of the largest stocks.Meanwhile, The S&P 500 index lost 1.16 points to 2,923.43 as banks and technology were down, while the Nasdaq composite fell by 37.75 points to 7,999.55.After hitting a four-month high of 78.11 cents US on Monday, the Canadian dollar fell, trading at an average of 78.02 cents US.“I don’t think that investors believe that this is a big win for our country,” Small said of the United Stats-Mexico-Canada Agreement.The November crude contract was down seven cents at US$75.23 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up 7.2 cents at US$3.17 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$15.30 at US$1,207 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 1.9 cents at US$2.81 a pound.
October 8, 2019
UNDP Sri Lanka works with resettled communities with funding assistance from the Royal Norwegian Embassy to uplift their livelihoods and revive the local economy in the area. The project also seeks to enhance access to government services whilst strengthening community organizations and networks. (Colombo Gazette) Implemented on the ground by UNDP, the support extended to the newly resettled areas in Tellipalai and Kopay in the Jaffna District and in Sampoor, Trincomalee District is a result of funding from the Government of Norway – supporting over 1,400 households with a contribution of more than Rs. 300 million. During this visit, the Ambassador declared open and handed over completed economic infrastructures, namely the Multi-Purpose Building, which would ease the accessibility of the community to all government related services, and the Myliddy harbor which will support the fishing community in the resettled areas. Addressing the community in the Palali East Tellipalai DS Division in Jaffna, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, stated “It is very important for people to return to their original places and reestablished their lives. Therefore, from the time of the land release and start of the resettlement process, the Norwegian Government decided to financially support people to re-start the livelihood activities and promote the resettlement process….We have seen that our support has been an encouragement for displaced families to return to their origin and restore their lost livelihoods.”The Ambassador also paid a visit to a young entrepreneur who now produces Electronic Panels and all construction industry related electrical works through training under the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme supported by the Government of Norway. Under this programme a total of 196 young entrepreneurs have been trained and guided to start small-scale businesses to support their livelihood. Norway says war displaced families must be able to return to their original places.Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy to Sri Lanka visited the Tellipalai Divisional Secretariat area in the Jaffna District where communities have been recently resettled.
October 7, 2019
Port Dover firefighters and Norfolk OPP helped evacuate a 77-year-old woman whose home was flooded during Sunday’s windstorm. A 70-year-old ice fisherman was rescued from Lake Erie west of Booths Harbour during the noon hour on Sunday.The angler was about 200 yards off shore. Due to high winds he was unable to make it back to shore, Norfolk County Fire Department said on Twitter.Norfolk fire and water rescue crews were called in at just before 12 p.m.A rescue team made their way out to his location and brought him safely back to shore where he was assessed by Norfolk County Paramedics. He was not injured.Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said people need to use common sense and stay off the ice. “Don’t put yourself and others at risk” by going on the lake, he said.“We’re very luck we’re not dealing with a fatality here,” he said on Twitter.The St. Williams rescue was just one of numerous calls handled by emergency personnel as high winds battered Norfolk. In Port Dover, firefighters and the Norfolk OPP assisted in evacuating a 77-year-old woman whose home was flooded on River Drive.Branches and trees were downed throughout the county and some areas were impacted by power outages.A tree fell on a vehicle travelling on Victoria Street in Simcoe on Sunday afternoon. The driver was not injured. A 77-year-old woman was evacuated from her Port Dover home that was flooded in Sunday’s windstorm. A Norfolk fire and rescue team heads out to rescue an ice fisherman from the lake near St. Williams on Sunday. Norfolk Fire Department / Twitter photo Norfolk OPP / Twitter photo Norfolk communities along the Lake Erie shoreline were hit hard by the windstorm which resulted in major flooding. Norfolk Fire Department / Twitter Photo
October 6, 2019
Moody’s downgrades long-term debt rating of 3 Swedish bank groups AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email STOCKHOLM – The ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded three Swedish banks due to their exposure to the increasingly troubled European economy and diminished profitability in the competitive financial sector.Moody’s Investors Service says it downgraded Nordea Bank AB and Svenska Handelsbanken AB by one notch, while agricultural lender Landshypotek AB saw its rating fall two notches due to its narrow business segment and reliance on the open market for capital.Moody’s said Friday that it left the ratings for SEB and Swedbank unchanged.It said the outlook for all five banks is now stable. It says Sweden’s relatively strong economy and favourable working environment for financial institutions will help buffer the banks against further volatility in the European Union. by News Staff Posted May 25, 2012 4:42 am MDT
October 4, 2019
B.C. premier breaks eight-year tax log jam for logging contractors VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark announced a break in a tax log jam Friday that has concerned British Columbia forest contractors since 2003 when the Liberals cut forest tenures in an industry-wide restructuring plan.Clark told delegates at the annual Truck Loggers Association convention on Friday that ongoing B.C. government lobby efforts on behalf of forest contractors convinced the federal government to forgive the tax hit many received during the restructuring.She said up to 190 forest contractors will get back $9 million in federal taxes.The B.C. Forestry Revitalization Trust was established in 2003 to provide compensation to B.C. forest companies as a result of government restructuring.B.C. did not tax the compensation payments, but Ottawa did, and the industry had been fighting the taxes ever since.The B.C. forests ministry reports the revitalization trust paid $71 million to about 300 logging contractors under its original mandate.“The tax bill will be relieved,” said Clark. “We moved legislation to forgive the taxes, the federal government decided they were going to claw that back, and the federal government’s no longer clawing it back.”Truck Loggers Association president Dwight Yochim said contractors have been waiting and lobbying for a decade to resolve the tax matter.“Some of them actually went out of business, some of them sold some of their business and restructured,” he said. “They’ve been waiting for this compensation to come back. They are now able to reinvest in the industry again, get new equipment and get back up right at the time the industry is really starting to pick up.”Clark also told the truck loggers she is putting $5 million into a forest contractors protection fund that offers compensation to companies who end up dealing with other companies that go broke.The Forestry Service Providers Compensation Fund was established last year, under the Forestry Service Providers Protection Act.Clark said she expected the fund to reach $15 million, but hoped its use will not be required as the industry continues to rebound. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 18, 2013 7:38 pm MDT
September 22, 2019
State television said investigators had found the remains of the suspected suicide bomber.Hours later, a small makeshift bomb exploded near a police vehicle close to a metro station, killing a police conscript, security officials said.That was followed by a bomb outside a police station on a road leading to the Giza pyramids that caused no casualties, the interior ministry said.“They don’t want the people to celebrate,” the January 25 anniversary, the interior minister, who is also named Mohamed Ibrahim, said of the assailants.The president’s office vowed to “avenge our martyrs.”“Whoever planned, participated, financed, or incited (the attack) will be punished with the worst form of punishment,” it said.Later Friday, at least one person was killed when Islamist protesters clashed with their civilian opponents and police in several cities, security officials said.The Islamists, who object to the military’s overthrow of Morsi in July, condemned the security headquarter’s bombing but said they would go ahead with “peaceful” protests.“The National Pro-Legitimacy Alliance condemns the Cairo bomb and reaffirms commitment to peaceful struggle against coup,” the pro-Morsi coalition wrote on Twitter.All pics: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra© AFP 2014Read: Morsi trial delayed to February because of weather in EgyptRead: Egypt army chief will run for election “if there is public demand” A MASSIVE SUICIDE bomb struck Cairo police headquarters today, the first of three blasts in the Egyptian capital that killed five people and wounded scores ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.The attacks came a day before police were to deploy across Cairo as Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and backers of the military that ousted him prepared rallies to mark the revolt that drove dictator Hosni Mubarak from power.In the first attack, an assailant rammed a bomb-laden car into a metal fence surrounding the Cairo security directorate at around 6:15 am (04:15 GMT), killing four people and wounding more than 70, police officials and the health ministry said.The blast, which devastated the facade of the building, left a large crater in the ground and sent a plume of smoke billowing above the city, an AFP correspondent reported.Policeman Mahmud Mushref, his head bandaged after being wounded in the blast, said the car had slammed into the metal fence surrounding the building.“I was on the third floor, with the head of security,” said Mushref.“The car crashed into the fence, and the explosion happened.”Interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif said “the vehicle tried to get close to the building but was stopped at the gate. Casualties were relatively small given the size of the blast.”Friday is the Muslim day of prayer and rest and so relatively few people were on the streets.The bombing also damaged the nearby Museum of Islamic Art, bringing down ceilings and damaging exhibits, culture minister Mohamed Ibrahim told AFP.
September 21, 2019
If you are in the market for a new monitor (and seriously, who isn’t?) then you might want to check out this 30% off coupon from Dell. It covers LED-backlit Professional series displays from 19-inches up to 23-inches, so you have some options. If you need a primary monitory you’ll want to go with the 23-inch P2311H but if you need a secondary one or something for a system that isn’t used too often you can go smaller, maybe with the 19-inch 1909W, which sells for just $132.The 23-incher goes for $188, making for a very good deal compared to the original price of $269. It’s a 1080p display that is EPEAT Gold certified and has a 5ms response time, so it’s not just some cut-rate display. Sure, most of use geeks have moved on to larger sizes, but 23-inches still makes for something great to plug your laptop into or as a companion display. And, like I said above, 1920×1080 is still totally usable for a full-time monitor if you aren’t doing too much at once.Of the five deals, unless you have serious size/price constrains, you’ll want to go with the P2311H. Sure, the rest are LED backlit, but 1080p can be pretty cramped at 21.5-inches and 1280×1024 is just too small to go these days even if the P190S has the most adjustable base.The 30% off coupon for Dell’s displays is available on this page.
September 21, 2019
By Cormac Fitzgerald 29,549 Views ADAM WEST – THE actor who played Batman in the 1960s tv show – has died aged 88.West’s representative said he had died after a short battle with leukemia.“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement to Variety.West is known for playing Batman in the widely popular 1960s show.West was born in Washington in 1928. His early roles include Geronimo in 1962 and Robinson Crusoe on Mars in 1964.However, it was his starring role in Batman that will go on to be West’s enduring legacy.Batman – with it’s camp costumes, over-the-top acting and “Wham!” fight scenes became a huge success when it first aired on ABS in 1966.The show ran for 120 episodes over three seasons. Near the end of the third season, ratings had dropped and the show was cancelled.The show has survived as a cult hit well after it stopped airing. It’s humorous, simplistic morality, ham-fisted acting and upbeat themes and music making it a huge hit.However, following the success of the series, West was strongly typecase and found it difficult to secure other roles throughout his career.Reflecting to Variety on the legacy of Batman and what it meant for him in his life, West said:“Money. Some years ago I made an agreement with Batman. There was a time when Batman really kept me from getting some pretty good roles, and I was asked to do what I figured were important features.However, Batman was there, and very few people would take a chance on me walking on to the screen. And they’d be taking people away from the story.So I decided that since so many people love Batman, I might as well love it too. Why not? So I began to reengage myself with Batman. And I saw the comedy. I saw the love people had for it, and I just embraced it.West also poked fun at himself by playing the Mayor West character in popular cartoon Family Guy.West is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.Read: Galway mathematicians have found a way of making Batman’s capeRead: Despite bad reviews, Batman v Superman has already made €150 million 54 Comments Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 4:29 PM Jun 10th 2017, 4:29 PM http://jrnl.ie/3437402 Former Batman star Adam West dies aged 88 West’s representative said he had died after a short battle with leukemia. Share Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL
September 17, 2019
Posted: January 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom January 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Two Chihuahua puppies found dumped in trash, County Animal Services searches for suspect(s) responsible By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications OfficeSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — For the second time in just 10 days, two puppies were found dumped in the trash in San Diego County.This time, two Chihuahuas, about 7 weeks old, were found in a trash can at the Old Town trolley station.Animal control officers picked up the two tiny dogs after they were discovered Jan. 12 and took them to the County’s animal shelter on Gaines Street. Veterinary staff determined the dogs were females and they both appeared to be in good health.“There is no reason whatsoever to dump puppies, kittens or any other animals in a trash can where they are certain to die,” said County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa. “Anyone can drop off unwanted animals at County Animal Services where they’ll have an opportunity to find a good, loving home.”Due to the puppies’ age, County Animal Services asked a rescue group to foster the dogs. Once they are old enough, the rescue group will put the puppies up for adoption.Two other puppies were found inside a box at a dumpster in the Midway area on Jan. 2. The two were only about 12 days old and believed to be King Charles spaniels.County Animal Services is seeking information on who owned the abandoned puppies or the identities of the people who committed the crimes in both cases. People with information are asked to call (619) 767-2740.If convicted of animal cruelty/abuse, a suspect could face up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $20,000 or both.If you witness or suspect animal abuse or neglect, the department asks you to call (619) 236-2341. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
September 16, 2019
A man found dead at a home in Hazel Dell on Monday has been identified by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Matthew M. Clark, 43, died of an apparent gunshot wound, the sheriff’s department said in a bulletin issued Tuesday morning. It said the precise cause of death would be determined by the Clark County Medical Examiner.The case is being investigated as a homicide, the bulletin said. The Clark County Regional Major Crimes Unit is investigating and following up on leads, but no arrests had been made as of Tuesday night. The incident was first reported just before 6:30 a.m. Monday at 9610 N.E. 25th Ave., which is on an arterial street in a residential neighborhood near Northeast 99th Street.Clark was described as a self-employed tattoo artist with a heroin and methamphetamine problem, according to court records of his criminal history. With 20 criminal convictions in his past, Clark has been in and out of prison in the past decade, mainly for theft-related crimes.In the 1980s, as a juvenile, Clark was convicted of a number of burglaries. He was convicted of more property crimes in the 1990s, with his most serious conviction being first-degree robbery.Most recently, Clark was arrested in June and later convicted of criminal impersonation. Court records indicate Clark gave the name of his brother, Shane Clark, when stopped by a sheriff’s deputy because he had an outstanding warrant.Investigators ask anyone with information on this case to call the tip line at 877-CRIME11 or 877-274-6311 or email a tip to CCSOCU@gmail.com.
September 16, 2019
SEATTLE — A new report shows low-income kids who participate in Washington’s College Bound scholarship program are going to college at nearly the same rate as their richer classmates and well ahead of other poor children who did not sign up. The scholarship program seems to encourage higher than expected college enrollment and continued college attendance.The BERC Group was hired by College Spark Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the effectiveness of the program.Washington middle school students who are eligible for free- or reduced-price lunch are invited to sign up for the College Bound scholarship program before high school. It offers a promise of a college scholarship to those students who sign up, stay in school, keep their high school grade point average at 2.0 or above, and stay out of trouble.
September 11, 2019
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September 10, 2019
Share your voice Computers Roadshow Tags Tesla Model S Long Range pulls further ahead of the EV… Tesla pulls the wraps off its Model Y crossover SUV 8:35 It’s a major effort to design a processor chip. The magnitude of the work is reflected in the gargantuan number of transistors — 6 billion — that make up the processing circuitry on each of Tesla’s chips. But Tesla’s in-house expertise, spanning everything from processors and software to battery manufacturing and charging stations, gives it a major advantage over conventional automakers.”Other car manufacturers can’t compete,” said New Street analyst Pierre Ferragu in an August report on Tesla. “Their business model doesn’t allow them to fit all cars with this expensive hardware, and they run vastly behind on technology, depending too much on their suppliers and unable to tightly integrate hardware, software, and operations. As a result, Tesla is setting the standard for mass-market autopilot.”Two brains for self-driving safetyEach Tesla computer has two AI chips, a redundant design for better safety, Venkataramanan said. There’s redundancy in the chips’ power supplies and data input feeds, too. Even the car’s cameras are on two separate power supplies to guard against failures.”There are a lot of redundancy features, which makes sure … nothing untoward happens to the system” if a sensor, component, camera or power supply fails, Venkataramanan said.Each chip makes its own assessment of what the car should do next. The computer compares the two assessments, and if the chips agree, the car takes the action. If the chips disagree, the car just throws away that frame of video data and tries again, Venkataramanan said. That’s one of the reasons Tesla wanted powerful AI chips that could handle such a high frame rate for video.Highly optimizedEach Tesla AI chip runs at 2GHz and performs 36 trillion operations per second. That performance is possible because Tesla optimized the chips for self-driving cars and dropped anything more general purpose, said Debjit Das Sarma, another Tesla chip designer and former AMD engineer.For example, the chip handles data recorded as 8-bit integers instead of the 16-bit floating-point numbers more common in AI tasks but that require more power to process. For another, it’s got an extremely limited set of instructions it can process. And it’s got a gargantuan 32 megabytes of high-speed SRAM memory on the chip, which means it doesn’t have to wait around while fetching data from much slower conventional DRAM memory.”Rather than spending all the power on these profligate things, we wanted to spend most of the energy on what really matters for us,” Das Sarma said. Although Tesla designed the core AI elements of the processor, it relied on off-the-shelf elements for things like graphics processing.The AI chip took 14 months to design, and now Samsung is manufacturing the processor. It’s shipping in newer Tesla cars now, and older models can be upgraded. 9 Photos Comments Now playing: Watch this: 38 Two big, square AI processors power Tesla’s third-generation full self-driving car computer. Tesla showed the computer at the Hot Chips conference. Stephen Shankland/CNET Designing your own chips is hard. But Tesla, one of the most aggressive developers of autonomous vehicle technology, thinks it’s worth it. The company shared details Tuesday about how it fine-tuned the design of its AI chips so two of them are smart enough to power its cars’ upcoming “full self-driving” abilities.Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and his colleagues revealed the company’s third-generation computing hardware in April. But at the Hot Chips conference Tuesday, chip designers showed how heavy optimizations in Tesla’s custom AI chips dramatically boosted performance — a factor of 21 compared to the earlier Nvidia chips. As a bonus, they’re only 80% the cost, too.The company needed better hardware to achieve its 2019 full self-driving goal, in which cars navigate not only freeways as today but also local streets with stop signs and traffic lights. “It was clear to us, in order to meet our performance levels at the power constraints and the form factor constraints we had, we had to design something of our own,” said Ganesh Venkataramanan, one of the chip designers and a former AMD processor engineer. Processors Elon Musk Samsung Tesla
September 5, 2019
Karan Johar on NetflixTwitterThere’s a reason why Koffee With Karan has been so successful on television. And it is none other than Karan Johar who kept viewers entertained and engrossed with his wit and quirky question and answer sessions with Bollywood celebrities. And now the Dharma Productions head will now be hosting a dating show called What The Love? which will soon start streaming on Netflix.As KJo turned 47 on May 25, Netflix India decided to treat the viewers with an announce which said that KJo will host a dating show on the platform. Earlier, he has hosted a radio show called Calling Karan wherein people would speak to him seeking love and relationship advice.”This is probably not how presents work but on the occasion of his birthday we’ve decided to gift ourselves a dating show hosted by Karan Johar. ‘What The Love? With Karan Johar’, coming to Netflix,” the official Twitter handle of Netflix India tweeted.Karan, who is equally excited about hosting a new show, replied to the tweet saying, “Where there’s chemistry, there’s always a way! Can’t wait to join the Netflix India family and spread a whole lotta love! @BBCStudiosIndia #BBCStudiosIndia #BBCProduction.”For the uninitiated, KJo is often described as the “love guru” for redefining romance in Bollywood with his movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.As many celebrities have already spoken about how Karan Johar loves to play cupid for his friends and loved ones, it will be interesting to see how KJo will try to bring two people together on television.