first_img Continue Reading Previous MEN: rugged COM Express module with AMD V1000Next Cincoze: sunlight readable Panel PC and touch monitor for outdoor applications Infineon is launching Infineon Power Start designed for low voltage soft starter applications. The new module family meets the market’s needs for cost effective and compact semiconductor solutions. With its new design, Power Start focusses on reducing complexity and number of components. Customers, in return, profit from shorter development times and simplified production processes of soft starters. Typical low voltage soft start applications include belt conveyors, big fans, and mills. Most of all they can be found in pumps which are used for water and waste water transportation as well as for oil production.The new design concept of the Power Start module allows for one slim foot-print of 55 mm fitting a broad range of current classes. In comparison, other existing soft start solutions need several different housings. This new feature enables straightforward integration of the module together with the bypass contactor into the typical design space. Power Start provides an integrated heatsink and can be mounted easily and without having to use thermal grease. The module makes use of double sided cooling, thus it can withstand overload currents of up to 2200 A for duration of 21 seconds. This delivers an industry leading power to price ratio.The new soft starter modules are available with blocking voltages of 1600 V in the current classes starting at 800 A, 1400 A, 1900 A, and 2200 A. Infineon Technologies Bipolar is planning to release additional module types with blocking voltages of 2200 V.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

first_imgSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is promising to again veto an industrial hemp bill if it’s introduced at next year’s Legislature.Noem wrote why she won’t support legalizing hemp in a commentary in the Wall Street Journal Monday night.The Republican governor, who comes from a farming and ranching family, said that she would be “happy” to introduce a new cash crop in South Dakota, but she said hemp isn’t it.Noem says she will continue to oppose legalizing industrial hemp until law enforcement can differentiate between hemp and marijuana.Last session, Noem vetoed an industrial hemp bill.The Legislature failed to override her veto, killing the measure for this year.last_img read more

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Topics Goodwood 1.50 Bathsheba Bay (nb) 2.25 Pilaster (nap) 3.00 Shine So Bright 3.35 Billesdon Brook 4.10 Greenback Boogie 4.45 Accordance 5.20 Cowboy SoldierStratford 1.30 Hatcher 2.00 Royal Plaza 2.35 The Flame 3.10 Mystic Sky 3.45 Massini’s Lady 4.20 Mountain Of Angels 4.55 Seven Nation ArmyNottingham 2.10 Peal Of Qatar 2.45 James Street 3.20 Urban Aspect 3.55 Stringybark Creek 4.30 Sergio Leone 5.05 King Crimson 5.35 BailaricoFfos Las 5.30 Capla Gilda 6.05 Barossa Red 6.40 Our Power 7.15 Kinglami 7.45 Sky Rocket 8.15 La Maquina 8.45 Compton AbbeyEpsom 5.45 Top Beak 6.20 Clemento 6.55 Royal Big Night 7.30 Toy Theatre 8.00 Arigato 8.30 Don’t Cry About ItTips by Chris Cook “He’s one of the best-looking horses in racing, he’s won a stallion-making race and he’s by [outstanding sire] Pivotal,” Redvers said. “Fair dues to the Simcocks and the boss, they were patient and it has paid off.”Lightning Spear’s 9-1 defeat of Without Parole and Expert Eye was a good result for the bookmakers and they had even more to celebrate when Feel Glorious, unplaced in two previous races, took the fillies’ maiden at 125-1 for the trainer George Baker, who was celebrating his birthday.“I thought she was a bit of a certainty,” Baker said, before conceding that a finish in mid-division would have left him delighted. “I can’t pretend I told all her owners to get on at 125-1, but it’s a fantastic win at our local track. What more could I ask for.” news Quick guide Racing tips for Thursday 2 August Horse racing Read more Read morecenter_img Share via Email Show Support The Guardian The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Sheikh Fahad al-Thani, who owns Lightning Spear via his Qatar Racing operation, was not here to see his long-awaited Group One win but David Redvers, his racing manager, confirmed that the current season will be Lightning Spear’s last on the track. Share on LinkedIn Persistence finally received its reward here on Wednesday as Lightning Spear and Oisin Murphy, who had been beaten in all 14 of their previous starts together in Group One events, burst through a gap a furlong out and seized control of the Sussex Stakes. After so many failures and one agonising near-miss this year this was, at last, a race that went entirely to plan for one of the most consistent horses in training.It unfolded just as Murphy thoughtit would and for Lightning Spear’s jockey this was a moment to savour after their short‑head defeat by Rhododendron in the Lockinge Stakes in May, when they traded at 1-9 in running on Betfair.“We’ve had so many close encounters with this [today’s] success and Group Ones are what Flat racing is all about,” Murphy said. “I did a speed map and it worked exactly as I’d thought, except I thought we’d be in single file. I expected [the second-favourite] Expert Eye to take a tow and Beat The Bank to sit where he did [near the pace], so it worked out as I’d planned. Everything went right. Share on Twitter Revived Rhododendron holds off Lightning Spear to snatch Lockinge Share on Pinterest “I didn’t think I’d won [at Newbury], I said it to everyone, but no one likes to be second, especially right on the line. I just had to get over it. The next day was a new day and the last two months have been really good.“I never, ever get nervous before Group Ones. Before the Derby and that I like making fun of the other jockeys. But I was nervous today and down at the start I was trying to hide it. What a horse and what a training performance.”As Murphy had suspected, there was little pace in the early stages and Andrea Atzeni, riding the previously unbeaten favourite, Without Parole, felt obliged to take up the running much further from home than he would have wanted. Without Parole was beaten well over a furlong out and, while Expert Eye was still travelling smoothly at this stage, he could not respond when Murphy quickened ahead on Lightning Spear.David Simcock, who took over from Olly Stevens as Lightning Spear’s trainer at the end of the 2015 season, was blinking back tears as the seven-year-old returned to the winner’s enclosure.“He looked good today and did everything properly,” said Simcock, whose wife, Jenny, rides Lightning Spear at exercise every morning.“Oisin has grown up with the horse. He is a very confident jockey and he was very patient waiting for the gap. This year, if we are honest, there probably hasn’t been an outstanding horse in the mile division and so it has been his time. Eventually you come across a year when things go your way and everything pans out perfectly.” Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa appears to be having some knee pain in the second half of this evening’s game against LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Lousiana. Here is the latest on the status of the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Tagovailoa, who’s been dealing with a minor knee issue for most of the season, came up hobbling following his most-recent touchdown run.The star Alabama quarterback appeared to tweak something in his knee after coming to a halt in the end zone.Tagovailoa was still able to jump up and celebrate with his teammates, though, so can it really be that serious?Here’s the play:That’ll do it.Let’s just give Tua the Heisman— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 4, 2018Tagovailoa appeared to be limping a little bit as he made his way off of the field, though. He was checked out by trainers and went into the medical tent for a little bit.The star Alabama quarterback then went onto the bike.Tagovailoa is back in the game now, though.“Tua stayed in the tent for about a minute,” CBS reported on the air. “The wide receivers were ripping him for looking like he was in slow motion.”So, it appears that Tua is doing just fine.Alabama is leading LSU, 22-0, late in the third quarter. The game is on CBS.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) has approved the acquisition of the fleet of containerships of Delphis, a fully-owned subsidiary of SAVERCO, one of CMB’s reference shareholders.Currently Delphis operates a fleet of 14 containerships of which 7 are fully owned and 7 owned in joint venture. Of the 7 joint venture vessels, 6 are on long term charter out to Maersk. 7 out of the 14 ships concerned are type 1A ice classed and hence suited to navigate through ice. Additionally, the 6 ships on charter to Maersk are the biggest ice classed ships in the world.Simultaneously with the acquisition of the Delphis fleet CMB will also acquire the stake of the partner in the 7 joint venture vessels.The overall consideration for both transactions amounts to USD 2,2 million and is based on the current market value of the vessels and of the time charter contracts. CMB expects to be able to close the transactions early in 2015.Earlier this month CMB ordered two newbuilding 2,000 TEU, 1A ice classed container vessels with the Korean yard Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC). These vessels will be the largest ships that are able to navigate the Kiel canal and they will have an ultra eco design. Delivery is scheduled for May and June of 2016.CMB also acquired 2 panamax container ships at the beginning of December. The two units of 4.100 TEU were built in Korea at HHIC in 2004 and 2006. These vessels are scheduled to join the CMB fleet during the first quarter of 2015.Image: Port of Hamburglast_img read more

first_imgActor and Massapequa native Alec Baldwin has sent a letter urging officials in Oyster Bay to block an attempt by SeaQuest to open a new location at the Westfield Sunrise mall, citing the long history of animal-neglect allegations — as well as enforcement actions taken by a state finance department, a state wildlife agency, a state agriculture department, and local code enforcement — associated with SeaQuest’s owner, Vince Covino, or his other aquariums.“The owner of this sleazy chain, Vince Covino, has not only flouted the law nearly everywhere he goes but also left untold animal suffering in his wake,” writes Baldwin. “I urge you to deny the permit application that would allow Vince Covino to bring his cruel and deadly operation to our lovely hamlet.”PETA notes that SeaQuest’s history of animal mistreatment includes an instance at the Colorado location when, in an apparent effort to circumvent permit requirements, the company reportedly gave 80 birds to a teenage employee who later gave them away for free in a Lowe’s parking lot.last_img read more

first_img(Beverly Elanik was the mother of two daughters and three sons and had three grandchildren. Photo courtesy of the family.)Iman Kassam APTN National NewsThe family of Beverly Elanik, 51, believes she died after suffering a seizure while in the custody of the RCMP in Inuvik, N.W.T.Elanik died Jan. 10 while being released from jail in Inuvik. She had been arrested the night before for public intoxication.Inuvik RMCP said in a statement that Elanik went “unexpectedly” into “medical distress” as she was about to be released. The statement said officers administered first-aid on the scene and then took her the local hospital where she died.Her brother Frank Elanik believes she died of a seizure. He said his sister suffered seizures as a child, but couldn’t elaborate on her medical condition.“I was young too” he said. “I wasn’t entitled to any medical information.”Beverly Elanik was adopted into the Elanik family when she was young, and raised in the small Inuvialuit and Gwich’in community of Aklavik. She traveled between her home community and Tsiigehtchic, and often went to Inuvik for medical attention.She was the mother of two daughters and three sons and had three grandchildren.Beverly’s biological mother, Eileen Edwards told APTN that Beverly was in Inuvik for medical reasons when she was picked up by the RCMP.  Edwards said Beverly recently started having seizures that were linked to her alcohol addiction.“The only time she was ever put in prison was due to being drunk, and it was for safety for herself” said Edwards.Edwards says she is sure there was no foul play by the Inuvik RCMP. “They were looking after her because I told them to.” She said this isn’t the first time the local police took her in for public intoxication. “They were concerned about her too, they know her condition. The RCMP here are very caring.”Elanik and her nephew Stan Gordon grew up together in Aklavik. He says the family is not sure what happened to her while in police custody, but he too suspects she had a seizure.“May be she forgot to take her pills…maybe she had a seizure.  Like going through detox when you drink for so long… that’s what I figured happened” he said. “She was a good woman….”He doesn’t know what encouraged Elanik turn to alcohol, but he says there were times when she was living on the streets and in shelters.Her siblings say she was an honest and good woman“If you wanted a clown in your house, you got one,” said Frank Elanik, the brother. “She’d always turn things around. She would change the atmosphere to humorous, easy going.”Her siblings says they never considered her to be adopted – she was a sister and a best friend.“She was raised just like we were – traditionally,” said her brother. “She can do anything a traditional person can do. She can cut up whale or tan hides or any and every trait she has. A northern type.”An investigation into Beverly Elanik’s death is underway.  The case has now been turned over to the Medicine Hat Police Service who are conducting an independent, external review of the circumstances related to her death.It will take several months for the report to be completed.ikassam@aptn.calast_img read more

first_imgAhmedabad: The Congress on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “cynically exploiting” the issue of national security to divert attention from his “colossal failures” and “persistent falsehoods”. The strong attack on the prime minister came in a party resolution passed at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) which was chaired by party president Rahul Gandhi and attended by all senior leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day “Congress party expresses its strong disappointment that the prime minister is cynically exploiting the issue of national security, on which we are all united, to divert attention from his colossal failures, bogus claims and persistent falsehoods,” the resolution passed by the CWC said. The CWC sends a “stern and unequivocal” message to India’s enemies that the country stands united and resolute as one to confront and defeat their nefarious agenda, it said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty India is a resilient democracy, proud of its brave armed forces. It shall never be defeated by forces of violence and terror, the resolution said. “An atmosphere of fear and insecurity is all pervasive particularly among women, students, academics, writers and the business community; there are deliberate attacks on the constitutional and other safeguards for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, OBCs and minorities; and there is subversion of all institutions of governance,” the strongly worded resolution said. The Congress said it will approach the people of India with humility to seek their support in the general elections for itself and its allies in different states. The party said it seeks a “mandate for better governance and accountability, to repair the grave damage caused to our democratic polity, economy and society by the Modi government, a mandate for change to restore the health of the Indian economy, for job creation, social justice and harmony”. Briefing reporters after the CWC meeting, senior party leader Anand Sharma said the Congress is committed to restoring the health of the Indian economy which has been collapsing due to the “monumental mismanagement” under Prime Minister Modi and his government. “The working committee has met in the backdrop of terror attacks. The nation has spoken in one voice. The PM is seeking to divide the nation. The PM is questioning the commitment and patriotism of his and the BJP’s political opponents ahead of the elections,” Sharma said. The prime minister is exploiting the emotions and sentiments of the people to deflect attention from his failure and non-deliverance of promises made in 2014, he alleged. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said the party will not allow Prime Minister Modi to once again “mislead and befool” the people, Sharma said.last_img read more

The group from the UN Volunteers (UNV) programme is attached to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). There are a total of 820 UN Volunteers serving with UNTAET. According to UNV district electoral officer Idah Ndunge Muema of Kenya, the UN Volunteers are ready for the challenge of helping the nation-building process in the territory.”We are prepared,” she said. “I believe this is a big step for Timorese people, a step ahead of what they voted for in 1999.”Over 400,000 Timorese men and women would take part in the vote that would come exactly two years after a majority of East Timorese chose independence from Indonesia. They will elect 88 representatives to a Constituent Assembly that will write and adopt a Constitution, thus paving the way for the territory’s full independence.Along with other UN Volunteers, Ms. Muema visited one of Dili’s neighbourhoods where residents listened carefully to ballot procedures and went through a role-play to simulate the voting process. The first phase of the UNVs’ work was to spread the basic message about the elections. “Polling staff have been recruited and polling kits went out to the districts last week,” said American UNV Mauricio Claudio, who is working as an IEC political party and observer officer. “It is just a matter of the last stage of training for polling officials who will work in polling stations on elections day. Everything is on schedule.” UNV extends hands-on assistance for peace and development in nearly 150 countries. Created by the UN General Assembly in 1970 and administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UNV works through UNDP country offices to send volunteers – two-thirds of them from developing countries – and promote the ideals of volunteerism around the world. In other news from East Timor, the Deputy Prosecutor General for the Special Panel for Serious Crimes, Jean-Louis Gilissen, said his office had evidence in 674 cases of killings believed to be connected to the violence of 1999, and has already investigated 300 of them.Speaking to the press in Dili, Mr. Gilissen said the Serious Crimes Unit had carried out considerable work despite its small size, with only 31 investigators. The Unit had targeted 17 particular events and constructed 10 priority cases. Among its successes, he pointed to East Timor’s first trial for crimes against humanity, concerning allegations that 10 defendants took part in orchestrated killings in Lautem District.That trial, which began in July, will adjourn for a brief recess at the end of this week before resuming on September 12. read more

TORONTO – Oil and gas producers weighed heavily on Canada’s main stock index Tuesday as sliding crude prices hit a seven-month low amid concerns about market oversupply.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 116.44 points to 15,149.60, with energy sector losses of 2.23 per cent leading decliners.Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) was among the hardest hit, with its shares down 84 cents, or 8.17 per cent, to $9.44. The Calgary-based oil company announced plans to sell between $4 billion and $5 billion of assets, cut up to an additional $1 billion in costs over the next three years and the unexpected retirement of CEO Brian Ferguson.The price of oil also fell to its lowest level since mid-November after the August crude contract closed 92 cents lower at US$43.51 per barrel.The commodity has been bouncing between $40 and $55 per barrel for much of the last year, down from more than $110 in the summer of 2013.OPEC members have banded together to cut production in hopes of limiting supplies, but increased output in non-OPEC countries like the United States has investors questioning how much they can influence prices.“What’s happening is that U.S. shale gas is going in the other direction. There’s been more supply popping up,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer of Sun Life Global Investments.“People are thinking that perhaps if the U.S. starts increasing supply then OPEC and non-OPEC members will turn and say, ‘No, if they’re going to increase supply, we’re going to increase supply too.’”In New York, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index dropped 50.98 points to 6,188.03. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 61.85 points to 21,467.14 and the S&P 500 index shed 16.43 points to 2,437.03.In other market news, shares of Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) moved up 63 cents, or 4.26 per cent, to $15.42. The alternative mortgage lender said it is selling $1.2 billion in mortgage assets to KingSett Capital, a private equity firm focused on real estate, in a bid to stabilize itself.In currencies, the Canadian dollar was trading 0.27 of a cent lower to an average price of 75.37 cents US.Elsewhere in commodities, the July natural gas contract was up a cent at US$2.91 per mmBTU, August gold was down $3.20 to US$1,243.50 an ounce and July copper was down four cents at US$2.55 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 20, 2017 9:38 am MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Energy stocks drag down TSX as crude oil prices sink to 7-month low read more

Mr. Ban, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, welcomed, in particular, the signing today of an agreement between representatives of the G7+7 Preparatory Committee for the National Dialogue and the Paris Declaration Group, comprising the National Umma Party and the armed movements. “The Secretary-General encourages all stakeholders, particularly the Government, to ensure the creation of a conducive environment for an inclusive, transparent and credible dialogue, as envisaged in the agreement signed today,” said his spokesperson.“This includes a cessation of hostilities, guarantees of political freedoms, including the freedom of speech and assembly, the release of political detainees and other confidence-building measures.”Mr. Ban stressed that a fully-inclusive, free and transparent dialogue is critical to address the root causes of the recurrent crises in Sudan and achieve sustainable peace.He commended the African Union High-level Implementation Panel, led by President Thabo Mbeki, for its tireless efforts in helping the Sudanese find a peaceful solution to the conflicts in Sudan, and reiterated the continued support of the United Nations to this process.Last month, the African Union-UN Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, told the Security Council that the challenge for the international community remains how best to impress upon all the parties involved in the Darfur conflict that a military solution and the status quo are untenable. “The Sudanese parties should be assisted to create the much-needed enabling environment for a genuine and inclusive dialogue and to recognize that the process could be a unique opportunity for sustainable resolution of all the conflicts afflicting the Sudan,” he stated. read more

SMMT has published Electric Vehicle (EV) registration figures for August 2016 and the year-to-date.Plug-In Car Grant: Since the launch of the Plug-In Car Grant in January 2011, there have been 69,639* eligible cars registered.Please note: this data includes only new car registrations and not commercial vehicles. For questions about these figures, or to enquire about more detailed data sets, e-mail*This figure is a correction of the number originally uploaded on 5 September 2016.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Chris Bosh Doesnt Block Shots But Who Cares

The Miami Heat have a tight grip on their second round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat have a pair of double-digit victories, and the Nets have yet to break 90 points.After Game 1, much was made of the Nets attempting a season-low 12 shots in the restricted area (making half). Brooklyn did a better job getting into the paint in Game 2, but once it got there, the Heat were waiting. The Heat defended 20 of the Nets’ 28 shots at the basket Thursday night, according to’s SportVU Player Tracking Box Score. Of the shots the Heat contested, the Nets made just four (The SportVU system defines shots defended at the rim as ones when the defender was within 5 feet of both the rim and the shooter).The Heat have tightened their defense in the playoffs. During the regular season, they ranked 10th and 13th, respectively, in opponent shot attempts in the restricted area and opponent field-goal percentage in the restricted area. And they were frequently accused of saving energy for the playoffs. Although we can’t directly measure energy expended, the results would seem to indicate that the Heat have shifted into their playoff gear.The Heat’s defenders are connected by taut strings — one player moves and pulls another into a different position. To make the system work, a team needs mobile big men who can blitz a pick-and-roll and challenge a shot at the rim, often on the same possession. It’s become increasingly obvious over the past three seasons that Chris Bosh has grown into an ideal cog for this system.Bosh isn’t considered a devastating rim defender; he ranked just 28th in the league in blocks per game this season, behind suspect defenders such as Terrence Jones, Al Jefferson and DeMarcus Cousins. But blocks only capture a small portion of rim defense. On Thursday night against the Nets, Bosh defended nine shots at the rim, of which the Nets made just one. In these playoffs, Bosh has been defending an average 7.5 opponent shots per game at the rim, allowing opponents to shoot just 42.4 percent on those shots. Of players who have defended at least 40 opponent shots at the rim in these playoffs, only Tim Duncan, Roy Hibbert and David West have allowed a lower field-goal percentage.Bosh may not block a ton of shots, but he gets in the way. In the Heat’s system, that’s enough to give them one of the most destructive defenses in the league. read more

first_imgPEOPLE LEAD busy lives these days, with many people leaving it to the last week before an election to even begin to contemplate who they might vote for.If you live in Limerick, fear not, there’s no work for you because the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the University of Limerick has designed a website that matches you to the candidate that share the same views as you.Speaking to, lecturer Rory Costello said the rationale behind the website was to make it easier for voters to find out what candidate suited their ideals, stating that you go to the internet to find out all sorts of information, so why not about who you should vote for?Voting “Most people vote for candidates because they know them or they are locals, but often people don’t know all that much about what they stand for. They call to the door and they speak maybe about one issue and people don’t get to see them as a full package,” said Costello.The website, WhichCandidate, works by the research team selecting a set of relevant policy issues in advance of the election. Election candidates are contacted to complete a questionnaire on these issues. Each participating candidate is given a public profile on the website, incorporating their answers to the questionnaire.The voter then selects what their constituency is and then answers a least of questions that relate to their area. After filling in the answers they then collate the results and state which candidate you are most matched with. Source:“People go to the internet to research what car to buy, what music they like, what books to read, so why not what candidate they can vote for?” asked Costello.“It’s a simple mechanism that takes the hassle out of having to ask all the questions,” he said, adding that they hope to have a website of its kind rolled out nationwide for all areas for the general election in 2016.He added that it actually isn’t that easy for constituents to get information about each candidate, stating that a lot of canvassing material simply doesn’t go in depth into the issues stating that independents are put at even more of a disadvantage as they might not have the resources to circulate as much material as party candidates about what they are all about.If you’re from Limerick and are planning on voting – this one-stop-shop could save you a lot of time, said Costello.You can visit the WhichCandidate here>>>WhichCandidate is not associated with any political party or election candidate.Read: Policy u-turn means people seeking asylum can now receive election leaflets>Read: ‘Ah yeah, I probably will’: Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin’s most competitive Luas stop>last_img read more

first_imgOn his first day as the state’s superintendent of public instruction, newly elected Chris Reykdal withdrew the department’s involvement in a lawsuit against a handful of Washington school districts.The lawsuit, filed by previous Superintendent Randy Dorn, alleges that seven school districts, including Evergreen Public Schools, unlawfully spent local levy dollars on teacher, administrator and classified staff salaries.Such practice, Dorn argued, violated the state Supreme Court’s 2012 McCleary decision, which compels the Legislature to fully fund basic education by 2018.“The court, however, has never held that school districts are prohibited from using local levies for employee compensation,” Reykdal wrote in an OSPI statement. “During the 2017 legislative session, it will be critical for the Legislature to both amply fund basic education and clearly define in statute what basic education compensation is and is not.”Dorn’s lawsuit was filed in King County and also named Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Spokane, Tacoma and Puyallup districts.Gail Spolar, Evergreen district spokeswoman, said the district’s focus Wednesday was on responding to the week’s snowstorm. But, she noted, because there are other plaintiffs, “this doesn’t mean that it’s done.”In a statement, Reykdal urged the remaining intervening plaintiffs — four citizens who joined the lawsuit after it was initially filed — to withdraw their support for the lawsuit.last_img read more

Naturalist Dwijen Sharma passes away

first_imgDwijen SharmaEminent naturalist and writer Dwijen Sharma is no more.Dwijen Sharma, who was born on 29 May in 1929 in the then Sylhet division, breathed his last at a hospital in the capital city.He was 88. He left behind wife, one son and a daughter to mourn his death.Dwijen Sharma had long been sufferings from various old age complications, and undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Birdem Hospital since 30 August. He was shifted to Square Hospital on Thursday.last_img

College girl commits suicide

first_imgLogo of SuicideA female college student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at a student mess at Sheikhhati High Court intersection area in Jessore on Saturday morning, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Sumaiya Khatun Urmi, 18, daughter of Md Omor Ali, hailing from Alaipur village of Kaliganj upazila in Jhenidah district and a third year engineering student of Jessore Government Polytechnic College.Rakib Ahmed, deceased’s uncle said, Urmi, who used to live in a student hostel, killed herself after knowing that she had failed in the exam around 11am when other roommates were not in the room.Later, the roommates and the hostel owner recovered her body and took it to Jessore General Hospital where the physician on duty declared her dead, said Urmi’s another uncle Mizanur Rahman quoting one of the roommates.Sub-inspector Arun Kumar Das of Kotwali police station said the reason behind her death will be confirmed after getting the autopsy report.last_img read more

Waller County Elections Office Denies Rejecting Voter Registrations from Prairie View AM

first_img Share GABRIEL C. PÉREZ / KUTAfter concerns spread Tuesday that some college students at Prairie View A&M had their voter registrations rejected, local election officials say that has not happened.“We have absolutely not rejected one voter registration from the campus,” said Waller County Elections Administrator Christy Eason.The League of Women Voters of Texas, a voting advocacy group, said it had received unverified reports of local students’ registrations being returned or denied.Eason said in recent weeks there has been confusion about students who live on campus not having the correct address for their precinct listed on their registrations, but she said the county had not mailed students notices about the issue.The Texas Secretary of State’s Office said it learned a couple weeks ago that students who live in on-campus dorms had been instructed by the university to register with a generic university address, instead of their dorm address. That led to those students being registered in a different precinct than the one their dorms are located in.Eason, with the local elections office, said despite that situation, any Prairie View A&M student who is registered will be able to vote, though they may have to change their address on election day or beforehand. She said the county is also planning to hold change-of-address events next week.Secretary of State’s office spokesperson Sam Taylor said students can use the name of their dorm as their residence address, which would put them in the correct precinct.Taylor said voters can use polling locations in any precinct during early voting, which runs from October 22 to November 2.Tuesday was the last day to register to vote in Texas. Voters can find out if they are registered here.last_img read more

first_imgCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Louisville women’s lacrosse battled, but fell at No. 7 Virginia on Saturday afternoon, 16-12. “We battled the entire game and showed a lot of heart, but Virginia is a top ten team for a reason,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “We were able to hang around, but some unforced errors really cost us.” Virginia opened the game with the first goal just 10 seconds in, but Louisville held tight and trailed 4-3 midway through the first half. The Cavaliers then went on a 6-0 scoring run in the next six minutes to open a 9-3 lead. Louisville was outshot 33-27, but had 17 shots to Virginia’s 10 in the second half. After being beaten on the draw 11-4 in the first half, they pulled it to 16-14 for the game after the strong second half. Louisville responded by scoring the final two goals of the half to pull within 9-5 at the break. They then reeled off two more goals to open the second stanza and pulled within 9-7. With the loss, they fall to 5-11 on the year and 0-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while the Cavaliers improve to 11-5 and 2-4. Virginia answered by scoring their first goal in over 16 minutes and then added another go back up 11-7.center_img In addition to leading the team with six draw controls, Sarah Blalock also finished with a career-high four goals. Twice Louisville pulled back within three goals, but could not get closer as they fell 16-12. “Sarah played outstanding and really changed the momentum in the second half,” said Teeter. Tessa Chad and Alex McNicholas added two goals each for the Cardinals, while Brenna Shanahan finished with three assists. Shanahan also had three ground balls to give her an even 100 for her career. After struggling on the draw in the first half, with the help of Sarah Blalock, Louisville controlled the draw 10-5 in the second stanza to change the complexion of the game. The Cardinals close out regular season play next Saturday at noon when they travel to play at No. 1 Boston College. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SpaceX plans to get humans on Mars

first_img SpaceX Plans Reusable Seven Person Capsule In order to get to Mars, they need to be able to transport a significant amount of cargo and people and this, according to Musk, will require a fully reusable rocket and they are working to make their Falcon 9 rocket just that. The Falcon 9 rocket is designed to generate 1700 metric tons of thrust which would make it easily capable of transporting satellites, cargo and humans.Unfortunately creating a fully reusable rocket is not proving easy. With just 0.3 percent of the Falcon 9 launch cost being propellant, the target is to create a complete launch system that is fully reusable in order to reduce the cost of launches. So far engineers have not been able to provide the level of protection needed to be able to reuse the first and second stages.On paper, they have created something that they hope will prove effective. They are looking at restarting the engines in order to slow down the first stage and shed some of the velocity. However, in order to do this, they have to look at payload loss of fuel in orbit, better thermal shielding and increased structural margins for recovery.Musk announced plans to demonstrate a new Falcon Heavy rocket in the later part of 2012 or the first part of 2013. This rocket will be capable of delivering 10 to 15 metric tons, but they hope to make it capable of delivering 50 metric tons and be fully reusable in the future.They are discussing a project with NASA to use their Dragon capsule and Falcon rocket for an exploratory mission to Mars and they hope to be ready for this mission by 2018. At an August conference hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed plans for how they hope to get humans on Mars within the next 20 years. Explore further Citation: SpaceX plans to get humans on Mars (2011, August 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2010 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.last_img read more