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Mahela Jayawardene, Tom Moody in line for Indian coach’s job?

first_imgIf reports are to be believed then former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is throwing in the hat into the ring for the role of head coach of the Indian team after the deadline for applying got extended to July 9.Jayawardene has worked as a batting consultant of the England team before he took Mumbai Indians to Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 title glory earlier this year. This was his first season as a coach of the IPL franchise.The stylish right-hander is a veteran of the game and has scored 25,957 runs from 652 international matches. The 40-year-old has 54 hundreds and 136 fifties to his name.He has pulled out of the Lancashire league and may join Tom Moody and Richard Pybus as the third foreign contender for the top job.This comes in as a major development and can shake things up once again as Virender Sehwag was touted to be the leader in the race for the job once Kumble resigned. India Today has learnt that some players have also backed Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Moody, who won the IPL with the franchise in 2016.It is believed that if Jayawardene applies then it will be a three-way race between him, Sehwag and Moody. BCCI had shortlisted Moody, Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh for the highly respected job in world cricket. Kumble resigned after his partnership with skipper Virat Kohli became “untenable”. He took the decision two days after India were handed a 180-run defeat by arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.advertisementReports of a rift between skipper Kohli and Kumble emerged soon after the BCCI had advertised for the new coach. Kohli reportedly was unhappy with Kumble’s overbearing and intimidating attitude in the dressing-room but the India captain played down the talks before the Pakistan game on June 3. However, Kumble didn’t hold back in his statement and said that his relationship with Kohli was ‘untenable’ and he believed it is best for him to move on.”I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my ‘style’ and about my continuing as the Head Coach. I was surprised since I had always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on,” Kumble wrote in his statement.Kumble’s original contract expired with the team’s Champions Trophy campaign, but the former captain was tipped to get an extension after enjoying a successful run during his year in charge before calling the quits.The Indian team, which is currently in the West Indies for a limited-overs series is without a coach right now. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, who elected Kumble will select the next coach as well. The process is expected to be completed before India’s tour of Sri Lanka in July.last_img read more

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Will Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai get together on film for Mani Ratnam?

first_imgIt has been Mani Ratnam’s long-time dream to make a film on writer Amarar Kalki’s epic literary novel Ponniyin Selvan. In the past, the director has tried to make the film happen, but the budget and cast never fell in place.Going by several reports, Ratnam is keen on reviving Ponniyin Selvan and is currently assembling the cast for the film. Sources close to the director revealed that the maker is in talks with Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play pivotal roles in the film.As of now, actor Chiyaan Vikram has been brought on board, and the film is expected to go on floors later this year. It was also rumoured that Simbu and Vijay are part of this project.However, sources dismissed them as rumours and stated that it might take some time for Ratnam to put together the entire team.If things go as per plan, Ponniyin Selvan will mark Amitabh Bachchan and Mani Ratnam’s first project together. Aishwarya has earlier worked with the OK Kanmani director in Iruvar, Ravanan and Guru.It is also said that the film’s announcement might be made on Pongal, which falls on January 14, 2019.Mani Ratnam’s last flick, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, was a multi-starrer featuring Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu and Arun Vijay. The film had a fabulous run at the box office in 2018.ALSO SEE | Thalapathy 63: Is Vijay-Atlee film a sports entertainer?ALSO WATCH: An Affair to Remember: The master storyteller – Mani Ratnamlast_img read more

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Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones Hat Fetches $520,000 at Auction

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Someone just bought a fedora for more than half a million dollars.But as the sky-high price suggests, this is no ordinary hat. Indeed, it’s the very one that sat atop the head of Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies.The famous fedora fetched a bank-account busting 393,600 British pounds (around $520,000) at the latest Prop Store auction in London on Thursday, September 20. The price includes the 23 percent buyer’s premium that’s paid to the auctioneer, with the actual bid topping out at 320,000 pounds (around $425,000).Information about the buyer is yet to be disclosed, though it’s possible he or she may wish to remain anonymous. We can say this, though: They must be a huge fan of Harrison Ford. Or really like fedoras. Probably both.Indiana Jones/FacebookProp Store’s website describes the hat as a “globally recognized cinematic treasure [that was] worn extensively by Harrison Ford” during the 1981 blockbuster Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first in the franchise. Containing Ford’s signature on an inner band and made of rabbit felt, the fedora is the work of costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, who collaborated with Indiana Jones director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas to help complete the look of the swashbuckling archaeology professor.Indiana Jones/FacebookWhile it was delivered to the production team as new, the designer said to give it its worn look they had to sit on it a lot, wring it repeatedly, and treat it with bleach and dust. Prop Store says that identifying marks on the auctioned fedora show that it was used in “numerous shots and sequences throughout the film, including several filmed at Elstree Studios, such as the Raven Bar sequence, the Well of Souls sequence, and the Bantu Wind cabin sequence.”Ford also wore it “during such memorable moments as coming face to face with the king cobra in the Well of Souls, shooting the swordsman in Cairo, fighting the German mechanic under the flying wing, and being dragged behind the truck during the truck chase.”While this isn’t the original jacket worn by Han Solo, it is a really neat, limited-edition recreation from Columbia. Unfortunately, like the real deal, this jacket is no longer available for purchase.The biggest surprise of Thursday’s auction, however, was the failure of Han Solo’s jacket — the event’s headline lot — to reach its reserve price. Worn by Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, the blue-gray jacket was expected to go under the hammer for as much as 1 million British pounds (around $1.3 million), but, with the auction halted at 450,000 pounds, it didn’t even reach its 500,000 pounds reserve.A full-size, working replica of the DeLorean car from Back to the Future, which was expected to fetch between 80,000 and 100,000 pounds (around $105,125 and $130,000), also went unsold.The London- and Los Angeles-based Prop Store has held a movie memorabilia auction annually for the last four years, and this time put more than 600 pieces of memorabilia from around 150 movies and television shows up for sale.Harrison Ford is gearing up to make his final appearance as Indiana Jones in a movie slated for release in 2021. Presumably, he’ll need a new hat for that.Article originally published on our brother site, Digital Trends. Editors’ Recommendations NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacylast_img read more

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Fuel Removed from Oleg Naydenov, Leaks Sealed

first_imgzoom The fuel removal operation from the sunken Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov has been completed and the wreck has been officially sealed, Spanish Salvamento Maritimo informed.The ship sank some 15 miles off Punta Maspalomas, the Canary Islands, on April 14th after a fire that was burning for days spread throughout the vessel.The trawler sank with around with 1,409 tons of fuel inside the tanks to a depth of 2,400 meters. The subsequent inspection of the wreck found that several leaks had sprung from the vents, hatches and cracks in the plate sending oil sludge to local beaches.Ardent, the recent merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage, and Spanish-based salvage company Ardentia Marine, were awarded the contract to remove oil from the vessel in close coordination with La Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima (SASEMAR).During the operation, oil receiving tanks were submerged to collect oil from the sunken vessel and hoisted to the surface as they filled up.In addition, subsea recovery domes were installed over areas where leaks had been detected in order to further contain any potential environmental pollution.The operation was supported by a full salvage team, the use of remote operated vessels (ROV) and heavy lifting equipment from the surface.When the extraction was completed, the leaks were sealed by mechanical and chemical means. As informed, a total of 528 m3 of oily waste was collected.Following the completion of the work, the Technical Committee has terminated the status of emergency, but has entrusted the coastguard with monitoring activities, via both underwater and aerial means.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Saskatchewan to introduce mandatory semitrailer driver training

first_imgIn the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash which killed 16 people and injured 13, Saskatchewan has decided to introduce mandatory training for truck drivers.The required 70 hours of Class 1 driver training is expected to be in place by 2019.Once the new legislation is in place, a driver will need proof they’ve completed the training or they won’t be able to take the road test to become a Class 1 driver.The move, outlined in a Saskatchewan Government Insurance memo, may just be the first step.It hints the province may also opt for a course consisting of the 103.5 hours mandated by Ontario.Ontario is the only province which has mandatory training, all other provinces simply require commercial drivers to pass written, medical and road tests.last_img read more

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Securities regulators increasingly employing tech tools to speed probes

first_imgTORONTO – Securities regulators say they are increasingly employing data analytics and other sophisticated tools to track down financial miscreants faster, but these technologies won’t be able to fully replace human judgment.The director of enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission said Thursday that they need these tools to crunch the “mind-numbing volume of data” the regulator takes in for investigations, and do it in weeks, not years.Jeff Kehoe said during a panel discussion in Toronto that regulators can no longer use traditional tools and investigation techniques in the “new world for us,” with advances such as cryptocurrencies and high-frequency trading.“It’s like finding a needle in 50 haystacks, or 100 haystacks,” he said. “And so we need tools that not only reduce the size of the haystacks but make the needles bigger.”Regulators in recent years have put out guidance on the securities implications of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings as the usage of these technological innovations proliferate. Meanwhile, regulators say they too are applying technological tools to their enforcement tasks, as the volume of data at their disposal grows exponentially.The monetary authority of Singapore’s executive director of enforcement Gillian Tan said during the OSC event on Thursday it has developed a tool with data scientists to analyze data to detect circular trading patterns.When testing with known cases, it was able to detect roughly 94 to 96 per cent of what had been detected manually, she added.“What used to take us months to do, can now be done in a matter of hours,” she said. “That’s really exciting for us.”The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s co-director of enforcement Stephanie Avakian said it too has used these tools to speed up their probes, but it doesn’t replace the need for experienced investigators to go through the findings and use judgment.“The data analytics are great for identifying problems and putting together a case, but I don’t think they obviate the need for human investigators… You still need humans to go through this stuff and find the false positives,” she said.As well, Avakian said when financial misdeeds later go before a jury, human witnesses are still needed to help present their case.Kehoe added that the “promises of technology are great” but the findings they produce must be reliable and verifiable in order to be fair.last_img read more

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War Between Morocco and Algeria Over Western Sahara Not an Option

Rabat – Amid growing tension between Morocco and Algeria over the so-called Western Sahara conflict, senior politicians of both countries reportedly have ruled out rumors that the dispute could escalate into war.After the visit of Mohammed VI, king of Morocco, to the southern provinces of the country, Algeria reportedly reacted strongly, reinforcing its military units by the borders.Moroccan politicians, however, have called instead for political initiatives to resolve* the dispute, stressing that the Autonomy Plan is as far as Morocco will go.According to Mohamed El-Yazghi, Morocco’s former Minister of State, war is unacceptable.“Those who start it will defy the UN, which has safeguarded the ceasefire since 1971,” he told Quds Press, insisting that “war would not, in any case, change the facts on the ground.” “Morocco has fortified itself and no one can remove it from the Sahara, so I do not think that anyone can change that,” he added.When asked about the possibility of an initiative to end the dispute between the two countries, El Yazghi said that, “Morocco has proposed autonomy with broad powers in the southern provinces.”However, any initiative seeking to resolve the issue “should start with convincing the separatists in the Polisario and Algeria that this is the right way to go, and Morocco has nothing else to offer.”A number of countries and politicians all over the world view Morocco’s proposed autonomy plan presented to the Security Council in April 2007 as “the best solution” to the Sahara conflict.The United States, one of the five veto-wielding countries at the UN Security Council and the penholder of the resolutions on conflict, has repeatedly stated that the Moroccan autonomy offers the basis for a mutually agreed political solution to the territorial dispute.”U.S. policy toward the Western Sahara has remained consistent for many years. The United States has made clear that Morocco’s autonomy plan is serious, realistic, and credible, and that it represents a potential approach that could satisfy the aspirations of the people in the Western Sahara to run their own affairs in peace and dignity,” said the White House in a joint statement released following King Mohammed VI’s meeting with Obama on November 22, 2013 in Washington D.C.During his successful visit to Laâyoune on the 40th Anniversary of the Green March last Friday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI made several important announcements concerning development projects that aim to boost the economy and infrastructure of the southern provinces. read more

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Germany Dry weather raises fears of forest fires drought

BERLIN — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year’s drought and serious wildfires.Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail, the drought that caused severe crop damage in 2018 could be surpassed this year.Strong winds in northern Germany have also whipped soil off the fields, creating sand storms in recent days.The head of Germany’s firefighters association, Hartmut Ziebs, called Wednesday for more helicopters to be put on standby to help extinguish potential fires. The country has seen a number of blazes in recent days.Authorities in Berlin are urging residents to water thirsty trees that line the streets, saying city workers can’t water them all.The Associated Press read more

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Fracking ban in New Brunswick will remain indefinitely says provincial energy minister

FREDERICTON — A moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, imposed by New Brunswick’s Liberal government in December 2014, will remain in place indefinitely, the province’s energy minister announced Friday.“We have been clear we would not allow this activity to go forward unless our five conditions were met,” Donald Arseneault said.“Creating jobs is our number one priority, but not at any cost. It is clear that our conditions cannot be satisfied in the foreseeable future.”There’s one place where OPEC can’t broker an oil deal: The fracking heartland of TexasSTEP eyes more deals after acquiring Sanjel’s fracking business: ‘I wouldn’t rule out another transaction’The Liberal government’s conditions included a plan for regulations and waste-water disposal, a process for consultation with First Nations, a royalty structure, and a so-called social licence.Arseneault was responding to a report from the commission on hydraulic fracturing which was released in February.That hefty, three-volume document offered a long list of recommendations to follow if government were to allow a shale gas industry to grow in the province.Among its recommendations were a single independent regulator, a plan for waste water disposal, a new strategy for environment and energy, and a new relationship with Indigenous people.Arseneault said there was no way the industry could proceed right now because of the situation left by the previous Progressive Conservative government of premier David Alward.“We’ve inherited a situation from the last government that really brought this industry where it’s at today. The way they conducted themselves and the relationship that really deteriorated with First Nations made it such that we had no choice but to put a moratorium in place in the province of New Brunswick,” he said.The Alward government’s decision to embrace the shale gas industry was polarizing in the province, where a series of public protests culminated in a violent demonstration in the fall of 2013 in Rexton that saw 40 people arrested and six police vehicles burned.Mi’kmaq chiefs in New Brunswick welcomed news that the moratorium will remain in place, and said they see it as an opportunity for the province to mend its relationship with First Nations communities.But Fort Folly First Nation Chief Rebecca Knockwood said it’s time for Arseneault to stop blaming the previous government.“Two years into this mandate the Gallant government can no longer pin the strained relationship on the former government. They are not meeting their constitutional obligation to consult First Nations on Sisson Mine or Energy East,” she said.Interim Progressive Conservative Leader Bruce Fitch criticized the decision to maintain the moratorium. He said the Liberal government is failing to move the province forward.It is clear that our conditions cannot be satisfied in the foreseeable future.“They have actually hurt the province in many, many ways,” he said. “Driving the opportunity for investment out of the province of New Brunswick is another example of how this government says one thing and does another.”But Samir Kayande, an analyst with Calgary-based RS Energy Group said he doubts there would be any shale gas development now in New Brunswick even if the moratorium was lifted.“There’s a lot of gas in North America right now. So the focus among investors and the focus among industry has been trying to reduce the cost of what is already known, and available, and will last us for many, many years into the future,” he said.Kayande said it takes a lot of money and time to develop a shale gas play, and the conditions don’t favour that happening any time soon in New Brunswick.“There’s just not a price environment right now that is amenable to future resource development in exploratory areas,” he said.The Conservation Council of New Brunswick and Green party Leader David Coon both applauded the decision to maintain the moratorium.“The decision of the government is consistent with the logic presented by the commission on hydraulic fracturing and is certainly compatible with the vision of the Green party to follow the transition towards a green economy,” Coon said. read more

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Regulators award over 12 billion in offshore licences in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX – Offshore regulators in Atlantic Canada awarded oil exploration licences to several industry giants Thursday, totalling more than $1.2 billion in Newfoundland and Labrador alone.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said it had awarded seven parcels worth a combined $1,204,953,713.Norwegian-based Statoil is a partner in five of the seven bids and was also awarded a solo bid worth $423 million.Other companies to be involved in the potential exploration include BG International, BP Canada Energy Group, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and China’s state energy company Nexen Energy.Premier Paul Davis, who is in the midst of an election campaign, said the record level of interest was the “direct result” of seismic mapping carried out by the province and Nalcor Energy.“That work indicated that there are potentially 12 billion barrels of oil in this general area of our offshore, so this new international attention is no surprise,” Davis said in a statement released through the Progressive Conservative Party.Two deepwater parcels were also awarded by Nova Scotia’s offshore regulator, although they were decidedly more modest by comparison, coming in at a value of $82 million.The parcels, worth about $76 million and $5.8 million respectively, went to Statoil Canada Ltd.Nova Scotia Energy Minister Michel Samson said he was pleased by the development.“When you keep in mind where the price of oil is today . . . to see these types of investments being made and expressions of interest in our offshore, I think it’s a great sign of confidence.”Samson said more work would have to be done, including environmental assessments before Statoil would get final approval for drilling.If approval is granted by federal and Nova Scotia officials, the regulatory board said it would issue two exploration licences on Jan. 15.Last month, Shell Canada Ltd., received approval to begin exploratory drilling in the Shelburne Basin offshore site, about 250 kilometres off the southwestern coast of Nova Scotia. Regulators award over $1.2 billion in offshore licences in Atlantic Canada by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 12, 2015 9:26 am MDT Last Updated Nov 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Canada missed the boat on economic policies to mitigate climate change doctor

Canada ‘missed the boat’ on economic policies to mitigate climate change: doctor Dr. James Orbinski delivers a keynote address on the health consequences of climate change, during the Canadian Medical Association’s General Council 2016, in Vancouver, on Monday, August 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck by Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 22, 2016 1:10 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Canada “has missed the boat” when it comes to developing renewable energy resources that would mitigate the impact of global warming and its impact on human health, a leading medical expert says.Dr. James Orbinski, a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, told a meeting of the Canadian Medical Association that Canada still has time to catch up with other countries or it will be left behind.California has the fastest-growing economy in the United States despite putting a price on carbon emissions, but Canada has failed to recognize that this is not a “false choice” with a negative economic impact, Orbinski said Monday.“For Canada, we have been stuck in this paradox,” he said. “We are lagging behind economically in terms of the kind of advances that other nations like Germany, Spain, the nations of continental Europe, the U.K., China even, the kind of policies that they’re engaging in terms of dealing with the effects of climate change.”The development of alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power, has fuelled a knowledge- and technology-based economy in California, which has experienced a fifth year of drought driven by climate change, Orbinski said Monday.People in developing regions of the world suffer the most from the effects of climate change, he said.In 2011, 13 million east Africans were on food assistance because of drought, he said.“This is the consequence of climate change. It is profound. And it is utterly unacceptable.”Orbinksi, who co-founded the medical and research organization Dignitas International to provide AIDS treatment in the sub-Saharan African country of Malawi, said 270,000 people are receiving treatment for the disease, but that’s not their worst problem.“It is drought,” he said, adding 29 million people in southern Africa are on food assistance.Orbinski, who headed Doctors Without Borders when it won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, said wildfires, hurricanes and floods, as a result of rising sea levels, are just some of the effects of climate change.The rate of temperature increases in Canada is two times higher than the worldwide average, with greater hikes in the northern part of the country, he said.“What is very clear is that climate change is like no other threat that the human species has ever faced in its history,” he said. “It is the contemporary issue of the 21st century.”Orbinski urged doctors to get involved locally in climate-change initiatives, adding that could affect policy change.Dr. Cindy Forbes, outgoing president of the Canadian Medical Association, said discussions will be held by the organization’s board as physicians aim to make a difference in their own communities when it comes to climate change initiatives.“We’ve identified it as a major issue,” she said in an interview. “We will be looking at what we can do at the federal (government) level but at this point we have not made any decisions or determinations as to what our next steps will be.”The federal government, along with other provinces, set new goals following the Paris Agreement last December to reduce carbon emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.Last week, British Columbia decided against increasing its carbon tax. Premier Christy Clark called on other provinces to match B.C.’s carbon tax and said the government would re-evaluate the levy when other jurisdictions have similar taxes in place.— Follow CamilleBains1 on Twitter. read more

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GDF rank dies after Huston accident

A serving Guyana Defense Force rank is now dead after an accident at Huston, East Bank Dmerara.The rank has been identified as Travis Carrington. He was riding a motor cycle at the time of the incident before colliding into a motor car.Carrington sustained serious head injuries as he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.Police are continuing their investigations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGDF rank dies in accident outside nightclubDecember 10, 2017In “Crime”Young Army Officer killed in Soesdyke crashMay 24, 2016In “latest news”Car ends up in rice field as driver swerves from cowSeptember 27, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Amnesty International says Ireland must follow Denmark after landmark transgender law

first_imgA LANDMARK LAW in Denmark has made it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender.Amnesty International have said that it should set an example to governments across the world.The Danish parliament passed the bill yesterday.It allows transgender people to obtain official documents reflecting their gender identity without needing to be diagnosed with a mental disorder or undergo surgeries resulting in irreversible sterilisation.Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland Colm O’Gorman said: This progressive and courageous step made by Danish MPs should set an example to Ireland, the rest of Europe and beyond.“All states should ensure that transgender people can obtain legal recognition of their gender through a quick, accessible and transparent procedure in accordance with their own sense of their gender identity.”Previously transgender people in Denmark could only change their legal gender after receiving a psychiatric diagnosis of “transsexualism” or undergoing surgeries, irreversible sterilisation and other medical treatments including hormone treatments.Similar laws affecting transgender people still exist across the world.In Ireland no procedures currently exist to allow people to change their gender.Gender recognition law was debated in the Dáil for the first time just last month.O’Gorman said that “legal gender recognition is vital to preserve the right to privacy for transgender people, but the process must preserve their right to health and not impose on them mandatory requirements that violate their human rights.”This new Danish law, which comes into force on 1 September 2014 is the first of its kind in Europe.Argentina is the only other country in the world where a similar model exists.Amnesty International’s 2014 report, The State Decides Who I Am, reveals that European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender.Read: Dáil debates gender recognition law for first time in history>Read: RTÉ receives 24 complaints over transgender character in new sitcom ‘The Centre’>Read: Chelsea Manning officially granted name change – but will still be treated as male prisoner>last_img read more

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NEC dualscreen Android Cloud Communicator fails to impress at CES

first_imgThe market looks set to be flooded with Android tablets soon, so it’s nice to see a company like NEC experimenting with a dual-screen format. Unfortunately, this first attempt isn’t going to win many fans.The device on display at CES is an updated dual-screen version of the NEC Cloud Communicator. In order for any new Android tablet to compete on the market it needs to hit a few must-haves on the feature list. They include capacitive screens, a HD resolution, and the latest version of Android.It’s the features where the dual screen Cloud Communicator fall down. Both displays are resistive touchscreens meaning they require pressure or a stylus to use. The resolution of each is also only 800 x 600. As for Android, it will use 2.1.Watching the video you can see this device has potential, but in its current state it looks underpowered with the Cortex-A8 processor at its heart struggling to cope.We’re unsure what’s going to happen to this device. It looks as though NEC is offering the device as a base to any vendor that wants to use it as atablet solution. But we suspect anyone looking at it will come to the same conclusions we have and NEC need to go away and update everything about it.Read more at EngadgetMatthew’s OpinionIf you could make a device light enough and thin enough with two displays then I think there would be a market for it. The issue you will always face is battery life, but having the extra screen real estate would allow you to do more, or view content in a more book-like format at least.What I don’t get here is how NEC think this device will sell. It’s outdated in all the important ways it shouldn’t be. Resistive touchscreens are out, with capacitive the superior alternative. The low resolution of each display is also unacceptable meaning HD content playback just can’t happen. Then there’s the old version of Android–why isn’t this a 2.3 device?The last nail in the coffin has to be the choice of processor. The Cortex-A8 is a very capable chip, but that’s when it’s inside a smartphone with a single, small display. It does not belong in a dual-screen tablet, and especially not without a strong GPU to back it up. As Engadget rightly point out, NEC need Tegra 2 inside a device like this to be taken seriously.last_img read more

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Geek deals HTC Sensation 4G 12GHz dualcore Android smartphone 17999

first_imgSmartphones are a crazy technology market to watch. The tech and features are moving as fast as computer technology did in the early days of the Intel Pentium M and Core processors. We’ve got fast dual-core processors stuffed into phones with high resolution screens and more gaming power than last generation game consoles. Strap onto this dual cameras with HD video recording capability and the requisite voice and data capabilities, and these are some ridiculously powerful devices that are more computer than phone.HTC’s Sensation is one of the newest smartphones on the market and truly the flagship when it comes to advanced technology. It has everything we mentioned above: a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU, 768MB RAM, dual cameras (one being 8MP), 1080p video recording, a qHD high resolution display, and of course 3g/4g connectivity on T-Mobile’s network. The HTC Sensation is a large phone at 5 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 5.2 ounces. It’s about the same size of the Motorola Droid X2, but has rounded edges and no bumps, which makes it actually feel smaller than the Droid X2. It also has a 4.3-inch, 960 x 540 Super LCD, packing in 256 pixels per inch.AdChoices广告You can snap this phone up from any T-Mobile store or their website, but LogicBuy found it a bit cheaper at Wirefly thanks to there being no activation fee. Right now you can get the Sensation from Wirefly for $179.99 with free activation, a free 4GB SD card, and free shipping, presuming you sign up for a new contract or renew an existing one.Buy the HTC Sensation through LogicBuylast_img read more

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Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels

first_img An ice shelf near the Eqip Sermia glacier off the coast of Greenland. Image: Karlheinz Schindler/DPA/PA Images An ice shelf near the Eqip Sermia glacier off the coast of Greenland. Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 9:45 AM http://jrnl.ie/4069329 11,872 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 17th 2018, 9:46 AM Share101 Tweet Email1 center_img 57 Comments Image: Karlheinz Schindler/DPA/PA Images Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels Warmer ocean water is destabilising ice shelves. Short URL CLIMATE CHANGE COULD be accelerating a rise in sea levels to a greater extent than previously thought, researchers have found.A new study by an international team of polar scientists has discovered that the process of warmer ocean water destabilising ice shelves from below is also cracking them apart from above, increasing the chance they’ll break off.“We are learning that ice shelves are more vulnerable to rising ocean and air temperatures than we thought,” Christine Dow from the University of Waterloo in Canada, who led the research, said.“There are dual processes going on here. One that is destabilising from below, and another from above.“This information could have an impact on our projected timelines for ice shelf collapse and resulting sea level rise due to climate change.”Two-year study Over the course of two years, researchers used radar surveys and Landsat imagery (from Earth-observing satellites co-managed by the US Geological Survey and Nasa) to monitor ice shelves in locations such as Antarctica and Greenland.They found that as warmer salt water erodes channels into the ice that attaches glaciers to stable land, it also generates massive vertical fractures splitting glaciers from above and below. Surface water melting on top of the ice shelves then pours into these cracks, accelerating the problem further.“This study is more evidence that the warming effects of climate change are impacting our planet in ways that are often more dangerous than we perhaps had thought,” Dow said.“There are many more vulnerable ice shelves in the Antarctic that, if they break up, will accelerate the processes of sea level rise,” she added.The study was recently published in Science Advances. By Órla Ryanlast_img read more

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Lemon Grove Goodwill briefly evacuated after practice grenade scare

first_img Posted: October 13, 2018 LEMON GROVE (KUSI) – The Lemon Grove Goodwill store had to be evacuated Saturday after authorities received a report of a grenade being found.Dispatchers were told around 10:30 a.m. that someone found a possibly- functional grenade at the Goodwill on Broadway near Lemon Grove Avenue, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.The Bomb and Arson Unit went to the store to investigate.A sheriff’s department spokesman said he couldn’t confirm if the grenade was determined to be live or not, but said investigators had cleared the scene and the store was safe to enter.The item was a non-explosive practice grenade, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. KUSI Newsroom, October 13, 2018 Lemon Grove Goodwill briefly evacuated after practice grenade scare KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Sued by wife cricketer Sunny indicted

first_imgNational team cricketer Arafat Sunny at Dhaka court. File PhotoA Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against suspended cricketer Arafat Sunny in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act.Passing the order, Dhaka’s cyber tribunal judge Md Saiful Islam fixed 21 November for the formal trial to begin with the deposition of witnesses, reports UNB.Earlier on 5 January, Nasrin Sultana, who claimed to be Arafat Sunny’s wife, filed the case with Mohammadpur police station in the capital on allegation of circulating her sensitive pictures on social media.Police arrested Sunny, who is now on bail, from Aminbazar in Savar upazila on 22 January.The investigation officer of the case pressed charges against him on 6 April.Sunny has played 16 one day international matches and 10 T20Is for the national team.last_img read more

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14 killed in Mexican border city shooting

first_imgA man holds a sign reading `No weapons` during the march for peace and against violence in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on 23 June. Photo: AFPAt least 14 people were killed Saturday in three shooting incidents in the northern Mexican city of Juarez, notorious for its drug gang related violence.One of the attacks occurred in the southern part of the city, where eight men who were gathered watching the World Cup football match between Mexico and South Korea, were shot at by armed gunmen who killed six and injured two, according to security officials.Almost simultaneously, in a downtown neighborhood, five other men gathered at a hairdressing salon to watch football were killed by a group who arrived at the scene in a blue van, according to witnesses.Hours earlier, during the early hours of the morning, three other people were taken from a party in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city and executed by gunmen.The killings bring to 128 the number of people killed in the city this month alone.More than 200,000 people have been killed in Mexico since the government launched a controversial anti-drug offensive in late 2006, according to official figures that do not specify how many of these victims are related to organized crime.last_img

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