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first_imgNew Delhi: Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has been abolished by a presidential order that would come into force “at once”, Home Minister Amit Shah said in parliament Monday, announcing the most far-reaching move on the state in nearly seven decades.The announcement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting of his cabinet at his house Monday morning. Amit Shah also introduced a bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, which was passed in the Rajya Sabha. Gearing up for any trouble in the state after the announcement, the centre moved 8,000 paramilitary troops from different parts of the country to Kashmir, in addition to nearly 35,000 personnel moved in the past week. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIn a proposed law, which has cleared the Rajya Sabha and will need the Lok Sabha’s approval, Jammu and Kashmir will cease to be a state and become two union territories with two Lieutenant Governors. Ladakh will be a Union Territory without a legislature and Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature. The government’s huge step followed a massive build-up of troops in the sensitive Kashmir Valley and a night where senior leaders including former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were placed under house arrest. Internet and phone lines were forced out of service in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. All educational institutions and offices are closed and groups have been banned from gathering in Kashmir and Jammu. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThousands of paramilitary troops were sent to Kashmir last week after the government said it was cancelling the Amarnath Yatra, an annual pilgrimage, and asked tourists and outsiders to leave the state. Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Allaying opposition fears of all hell breaking loose after the move, Shah replied, “nothing will happen” and it won’t be allowed to turn into another battle-torn Kosovo. “It was heaven on earth and will remain so,” he said replying to the debate on the resolution and the bill which were taken up together. He said full statehood will be restored to Jammu and Kashmir at “appropriate time” and after “normalcy” returns. “Article 370 is the biggest hurdle to normalcy in the state,” he said adding his government was committed to making Jammu and Kashmir the most developed state in the country. Terrorism, he said, cannot be eliminated from the state until Article 370 and 35A are in existence. The two articles of the Constitution, which give Jammu and Kashmir a special status and does not allow all laws of India to be applicable to the state, have hindered development and bred corruption, he said. Shah said the rule of three families in the state during their 70 years since Independence did not allow democracy to percolate and it bred corruption. Rajya Sabha approved a bill to extend 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections in the state as well as the resolution on abrogating Article 370 by voice vote. TMC, which vehemently opposed the resolution, walked out before Shah began to reply to the debate on it. However, the bill to bifurcate the state was approved by 125 votes in favour and 61 against it. One member abstained. Opposition BSP, BJD, AIADMK and YSR-Congress voted in favour of the bill. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation on Wednesday to explain his government’s landmark move to redefine and reorganize the state of Jammu and Kashmir after Parliament.last_img read more

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first_imgROCHESTER, N.Y. – He was an Elvis Presley-loving American sailor who spun records for the U.S. Navy radio station on the Caribbean base where he was stationed. She was a local woman whose brother worked at the base.More than a half century after the brother introduced Jennifer Meyerink and Stephen Walbert, the long-separated couple’s love was finally sealed in Rochester, where they were married Monday in the hospital where Walbert has been undergoing treatment for leukemia. The couple lives in Canada.“That eternal flame turned into a bonfire, and it’s still roaring today,” the 73-year-old Walbert said as relatives and staff at Rochester General Hospital crammed into his room to view the marriage ceremony officiated by the city clerk.In a nod to Elvis, Walbert wore a black sequined outfit, a purple scarf and aviator sunglasses. The bride wore a black dress and purple hat.Walbert, a Chicago native, was stationed in 1965 in Trinidad and Tobago, where he worked nights as a disc jockey for the base’s radio station. The two fell in love, but Walbert was transferred back to the U.S. He gave his dog tags to Meyerink, telling her “Darling, I’ll be back one day for this.”But he never returned to the island nation. The two lost touch, and each got married and started their own families — Meyerink in Ontario and Walbert in Wisconsin. After Meyerink’s spouse died, her sister used Facebook to find Walbert, by then a widower and living in Waupaca, in central Wisconsin.The two began corresponding via email, and reunited in 2015. Walbert moved to Canada in March 2016.“I never stopped loving him, I realized that,” the 72-year-old Meyerink said.In October, Walbert was diagnosed with a form of leukemia. He decided to seek treatment in Rochester, where his son lives. Later this week, Walbert and his family will decide whether to continue his treatment at the hospital or choose hospice care.“I haven’t given up hope on myself yet,” said Walbert, the dog tags Meyerink had saved for 50-plus years hanging from his neck. “I never will. But I have her back. And that gives me all the strength I need to get through the rest of my life.”last_img read more

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first_img Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Record a track in the men’s room with nearly 50 of Canada’s most celebrated musicians? That is one for the history books.And history they made with Alan Doyle, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Sarah McLachlan, Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies, Spirit Kids Barney and Dustin Bentall, Colin James, Craig Northey and The Odds, Shari Ulrich, Jim Byrnes, Kendel Carson, Daniel Lapp, Spirit of the West with Cory Tetford, Shehab Illyas and Kris MacFarlane and many more of Canada’s top musicians came together to cover Spirit of the West’s “Home for a Rest” in honour and support of frontman John Mann and his battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Performing and recording as part of a benefit in John’s honour at the Commodore Ballroom in November 2017, the resulting video and song sit at the helm of a GoFundMe campaign to assist the 55-year-old singer in his extensive care for the degenerative disease. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales and streaming of the new release will go to the John Mann Trust Fund.“We got it in the can in the can.” – Alan Doyle“This song is a testament to the love that lives in the community of the Canadian Music Business,” explains Doyle, who spearheaded the recording.“I encourage everyone to enjoy and share this song that was made by so many people offering a hand to a friend who needs it. This is for John.”Doyle and audio engineer Peter Green created a makeshift sound studio in the Commodore’s second-floor men’s washroom, shuttling musicians in to record.“We did drape it nicely,” Doyle says. “We found a bunch of black drapes to put over the urinals and the like. We had Sarah McLachlan coming in there. I couldn’t ask Sarah to go to just any old men’s can to sing a song. We got it in the can in the can.”The outreach has received $35,000 so far.Industry peers beyond musicians are lending their support as well.“My very first gig as a lighting designer was Spirit of the West at the Empress six years ago,” Kyle Gilmar offers.“Thanks for letting the new guy have a shot.”Audio of the live performance was sent to radio this week. Listen out for it! Commodore cast with John Mann (far right)last_img read more

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first_imgMonte Carlo: Japan’s Kei Nishikori lost his opening match of the clay season on Wednesday, with Asia’s top player crashing to a 7-5, 6-4 defeat to Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the Monte Carlo Masters. Fifth seed Nishikori reached the final here last year but will lose a chunk of ranking points after he hit 25 unforced errors and just 14 winners in succumbing to Frenchman Herbert. Nishikori will now move on to Barcelona next week, where he owns two titles as he works on his clay form as the run-up to Roland Garros intensifies. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHerbert, who overcame Fernando Verdasco in the first roud, struck 31 winners in his upset to avenge a three-set loss to Nishikori in Rotterdam earlier this season. “I’m very happy to finally beat Kei,” the 49th-ranked Herbert said. “I was very confident with my defence. “I came to the match with good feelings after the first round.” Nishikori lost the Monte Carlo final a year ago to 11-time champion Rafael Nadal. Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev rediscovered traces of his best form with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Monte Carlo Masters. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe German, who is based in the Principality, reached the third round as he tamed the 18-year-old who broke through for a Miami semifinal last month. The 21-year-old Zverev played the semifinals in Monte Carlo a year ago but has yet to hit his stride this season. That may be starting to change. “This is the first time this season I’ve felt really healthy,” said Zverev, who lost prematurely at both Indian Wells and Miami, as well as in Marrakech last week. “I’ve been training well but haven’t been able to take that into matches. I live just 500 metres from here, I’m comfortable on this court. I’m starting to feel better about my game. I’m really ready for the clay season.” Canadian Auger-Aliassime has made a fast rise in the rankings from 175 a year ago to his current 33rd. Zverev swept the opening set in 30 minutes but had to get through a series of three straight breaks of serve between him and his opponent before finally advancing in 78 minutes. The third seed broke six times and will next face Italy’s Fabio Fognini, who reached the third round when French opponent Gilles Simon was unable to play their match due to back problems. Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas moved ahead, defeating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-5. “I need to maintain my focus, my concentration, my aggressive mindset when I’m on the court,” Tsitsipas said. “If all these are combined, then I have nothing to fear and I have nothing to be afraid of when I’m on the court. This is the first big clay court tournament, not everyone is very well prepared for that. It’s been a long hardcourt court season before the clay.”last_img read more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey program will play home games on campus next season.The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the school has announced it will move games out of Sullivan Arena in Anchorage and into the Wells Fargo Sports Complex for the 2019-2020 season.The school says relocating games from Alaska’s largest entertainment venue will save $200,000 per year.A university official says seating capacity will need to increase at the on-campus venue in order to satisfy requirements of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.The league requires member schools to play in arenas with seating for at least 2,500 spectators.The Seawolves averaged 1,944 spectators per game and had about 500 season ticket-holders last season.The university says expansion plans have not been finalized.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press read more

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The nine award-winning projects – which were evaluated for excellence in delivering the UN’s services and programmes as well as for their contributions in areas such as staff morale, productivity, knowledge management, administration and information technology – were selected from 70 initiatives nominated worldwide.“Your efforts in substantive programmes and field projects have directly helped people in the countries where you serve,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, congratulating the award winners. “Your endeavours have given the United Nations’ work more impact and make us a more productive organization.”Among the winners were three UN Environment Programme (UNEP) projects: the Billion Tree Campaign, which was launched in 2006; the Indian Solar Loan Programme, which has brought solar energy to 100,000 people in India; and the Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands which has seen the partial restoration of the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle East.“I am delighted that three outstanding projects from the UNEP stable have been recognized by their United Nations peers as beacons of creativity and transformational change,” said Achim Steiner, the agency’s Executive Director.Also among the award winners were two projects initiated by staff in the UN’s Vienna offices – one streamlining administrative processes for staff who leave the organization, the other improving the way governments report drug-related data. 11 July 2008The United Nations today gave out “UN 21” awards to its own staffers around the globe in a bid to boost the world body’s efficiency and effectiveness. read more

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A suspect has been arrested with foreign liquor valued at over Rs 50 million, the Police media unit said.The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) made the arrest in the Kotahena area. The Police said that 15,431 bottles of imported champagne and wine had been seized. (Colombo Gazette)

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One person was reported missing and six others were rescued after an inflatable boat with Saudi Arabian nationals toppled in the Mahaweli River.The inflatable boat with the Saudi Arabian nationals toppled in the Mahaweli River at Gohagoda in Katugastota. (Colombo Gazette)

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The Regional Consular Office is located at No.391, Anagaraika Darmapala Mawatha, Matara. As a part of the initiatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take its consular services to the people, without having to travel to Colombo, the formal opening of the second Regional Consular Office in Matara will take place on Friday, 15 February.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana and Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera will declare open the office in the presence of Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Members of Parliament representing Southern Province. Consular services to be extended to the public would include attestation of birth, marriage and death certificates, educational and other legal documents for their use abroad, extending assistance to family members of Sri Lankans stranded abroad, facilitation of redress and compensation claims of families of migrant workers and repatriation of human remains from abroad.  A regional Consular Office has been functioning in Jaffna since 26 January 2017. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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In a call for Member States to take action urgently, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, warned that air pollution “threatens us all, but the poorest and most marginalized people bear the brunt of the burden.”According to WHO’s ambient air quality database, despite some improvements, pollution levels are “still dangerously high” in most parts of the world.This includes “many of the world’s megacities”, according to Dr Maria Neira, WHO’s Director of the Department of Public Health, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, who added that air quality levels in those urban centres, exceed WHO guidelines “by more than five times”.Covering more than 4,300 cities in 108 countries, the data points to an estimated 4.2 million deaths each year caused by outdoor air pollution, with 3.8 million fatalities overall, owing to household pollutants, linked to cooking.More than 90 per cent of victims come from low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, followed by others in the Eastern Mediterranean region, Europe and the Americas.The threat to human health comes from exposure to near-invisible toxins that are present in polluted air as fine particles.These pollutants – some of the most dangerous being sulfates, nitrates and black carbon – penetrate deep into the lungs and bloodstream and cause a range of diseases including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and other respiratory infections.According to WHO, global air pollution is linked to inefficient energy use in every sector of human activity: coal-fired power plants, industry, agriculture and transport.Waste burning and deforestation are additional sources of air pollution, as are sand and desert dust, the agency says.Inside people’s houses, the main source of air pollution stems from lack of access to clean cooking fuels.It’s a problem that affects more than 40 per cent of the world’s population – some three billion people – a situation that the WHO Director-General described as “unacceptable”.Although there are major gaps on air pollution data from regions including the Western Pacific and Africa – where information was available in only eight out of 47 countries on the continent – the WHO chief noted that the international community was “starting to pay attention and take action” on air pollution, recognizing it as a threat to sustainable development.“The good news is that we are seeing more and more governments increasing commitments to monitor and reduce air pollution as well as more global action from the health sector and other sectors like transport, housing and energy,” he said. WHO’s Dr Neira echoed that message, highlighting “an acceleration of political interest in this global public health challenge”. But she noted that the increased commitment to recording air pollution data to date, had come mostly from high-income countries.Countries that are taking measures to reduce air pollution include India, WHO says, where one new scheme has provided free gas connections for more than 37 million women, to help them make the switch to clean energy use in the home.The publication of WHO’s findings comes ahead of the first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health, which is due to run from 30 October to 1 November in Geneva, where the UN agency aims to push for improved air quality and combat the harmful effects of climate change. read more

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SYDNEY, Australia — The start of India’s only tour match ahead of the first cricket test against Australia has been delayed by torrential rain.The four-day match against a Cricket Australia Xi was scheduled to start Wednesday morning, but storms and heavy downpours ensured the covers stayed on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The match was only originally scheduled for three days before Cricket Australia (CA) agreed to add Wednesday’s earlier start at India’s request.India will also be able to use 14 players from its squad after asking for the game not to be given first-class status.The first of the four-test series begins on Dec. 6 in Adelaide. The teams play the final test beginning Jan. 3 at the SCG, with others at Perth and Melbourne in between.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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Rex Ryan, after a few days of deliberation, stuck with Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback after benching him Sunday for third-string Greg McElroy in a win over Arizona.Ryan, the Jets’ coach,  had maintained Sanchez “gave us the best chance to win,” but finally pulled him after three interceptions against the Cardinals. He could not call on Tim Tebow, who many Jets fans are waiting to see in an extended role; Tebow was out with fractured ribs.Enter McElroy, a seventh-round pick from Alabama, who was not overwhelmingly impressive, although he did toss the game-winning 1-yard touchdown pass. But going with someone other than Sanchez would have put Ryan and the Jets in the position of admitting they made a mistake in drafting and investing so much money in Sanchez, which is not what they are prepared to do, although he has 18 turnovers this season.The consequences of Ryan’s decision go far beyond Sunday. The Jets are heavily invested in Sanchez, who is owed $20.5 million guaranteed through 2013 after agreeing to a contract extension in March. Starting McElroy whose only N.F.L. experience comprises his stat line against the Cardinals (5 for 7 with a touchdown pass), would have signaled the Jets’ lack of faith in Sanchez moving forward, casting into doubt his future with the team.The Jets, at 5-7, are technically alive for the playoffs, but they trail both Cincinnati and Pittsburgh by two games for the A.F.C.’s final playoff spot.Sanchez helped N.Y. to back-to-back AFC Championship Games in his first two seasons. Since then, his record is 13-15, with 44 turnovers.How Tebow fits into the equation remains to be seen. He’s recovering from fractured ribs, which kept him out last week. He was the No. 2 quarterback for the first 11 games, but it’s possible he could be deactivated for the second straight week. read more

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first_imgThe traditional Christmas gathering around an open fire is under threat by a government investigation into whether the increasing popularity of wood-burning stoves and traditional open fires is damaging people’s health. A source told The Telegraph that the consultation will be “very open” and rather than recommending specific policies will invite submissions about the problem. Its findings will feed into the Government’s clean air strategy, which is being published in the Autumn. But it is feared that if his department backs tighter restrictions… Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, is to launch a consultation in the New Year which will examine pollutants caused by wet wood and smoky coal.last_img read more

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first_imgI was a launch day Surface Pro customer. I sat in line with a smile on my face, eager to take home a piece of hardware that I knew, from prior experience, that I was really going to enjoy. Yesterday I returned my Surface Pro, and I am unlikely to purchase another piece of hardware directly from Microsoft ever again.Like most people excited by a new piece of high-end hardware, I made sure everyone in my immediate circle spent time with it. My friends and family know that I’m the go-to guy for new tech, and so it is a ritual I’ve grown accustomed to. I setup an account for my roommate so he could try the Pro and, like myself, he found both the handwriting recognition and the overall feel of the tablet to be excellent. As people noted after handing the Surface Pro back to me, aspects of the computer are very good and it has features that many of us have been waiting for.I purchased a Surface Pro because it was exactly what I wanted when I travel. As a writer for Geek.com I travel to events often, and having a highly mobile piece of hardware that is light and durable means a great deal to me, especially after my MacBook Air was accidentally smashed to pieces on a flight home two years ago.My Surface Pro was imperfect. I noticed recently that sometimes the keyboard cover would be attached but not recognized by the PC. Despite disconnecting and reconnecting, hearing that satisfying click as the magnets come together and the plastic nubs found their way into the guide slots, I remained unable to type. The same keyboard worked just fine on the Surface RT I have in the office, so I knew my Surface Pro was at fault. As you can probably imagine, being able to type is pretty important to me.After some time in the forums, I realized that this was a problem that warranted a trip to the Microsoft store, where the $99 Apple Care-esque warranty I paid for could be put to use. As a worst case scenario, they would just replace the unit with a new Surface Pro, since I knew the tablet PC wasn’t exactly easy to repair. I also wanted was to make sure the problem I was experiencing wouldn’t result in me needing another new Surface Pro after a month, and based on my research it seemed like this incident was fairly isolated.At the same time, and after a weekend of using my Surface Pro my roommate decided he needed one of his own. Unfortunately, Microsoft was taking their sweet time getting 128GB Surface Pro units back in stock in our area. We were both told repeatedly that it was possible to order one and have it set aside when the store received stock. It wasn’t something that appealed to either of us, so every once in a while one of us would call and see if any had arrived at the store. This continued for about a week and a half, until a cheerful Microsoft rep was all too happy to announce that the store in the mall near us finally had them in stock. When we got off work, I called again just to make sure that my roommate’s prize and my replacement Surface Pro would be waiting. Again, I was told to expect plenty of them.The closest Microsoft store to me is a 30 minute drive. It’s not a proper Microsoft location, but a pop-up kiosk. The closest actual Microsoft store is over an hour away, but the kiosk I went to was always well trafficked and generated what I considered to be a reasonable number of sales. Every time I went to the location one of the Surface-powered cash registers was in use servicing a line of customers.My roommate and I arrived at the mall to discover that the kiosk, its employees, and any trace of a Microsoft logo were completely gone. There was just an empty space in between the Lord & Taylor and the cupcake shack under the escalator, where only a week before there was a crowded area filled with touch screens and identically dressed Microsoft employees. I asked the woman in charge of the register at the cupcake shack, and indeed the store had been removed a couple of days ago.I called the number that I had already called twice that day. After a few minutes of being on hold, a different perky young woman answered the phone. Like the others before her, she confirmed that the now removed Microsoft store had many 128 GB Surface Pro models to sell or exchange, and that I should go right now to claim one. I hung up, half in shock as it finally dawned on me that there would be no Surface Pro for my roommate or I that evening. I called back, and an entirely different person answered the phone with the same energetic demeanor. I explained that I had been told, several times, to expect that my local Microsoft store would have the product I was looking for in stock, but the store was missing. It was at this point that I was told my store was one of four locations that were permanently shut down, and the three previous employees that I had spoken to just hadn’t gotten the memo yet.The woman on the phone was unable to explain why I had been repeatedly misled, or why the Microsoft website still had that location listed as an active store. She tried to re-direct me to the next closest location, only to discover that it had also just been closed this week. The next closest Microsoft store was now over an hour away, and it would be closed by the time I arrived. I asked the woman, who was very clearly trying to make the best out of a bad situation, if I had to go all the way to the Microsoft store if I wanted to return my Surface. She explained that there had been new policies issued allowing her to facilitate a return over the phone for those who purchased a Surface at one of the stores that had closed. I sat in the middle of a crowded mall, in the middle of what used to be a Microsoft kiosk, and processed the return of my Surface Pro over the phone.Returning my Surface Pro was an effortless experience. My information was all on file. Today I will use the return label that sits in my Inbox in order to send the hardware to a distribution facility. At some point over the next 14 days I will have the money returned, and this experiment will come to a whimpering close.When I hung up the phone, I found myself right around the corner from an Apple Store. My new daily driver is a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.last_img read more

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first_imgEmbouteillages : IBM développe un système pour les signaler une heure à l’avanceÉtats-Unis – Le géant informatique IBM est sur le point de déployer un programme capable de prédire les engorgements routiers et de prévenir les automobilistes de leur survenue une heure à l’avance.Pour fluidifier le trafic, la firme américaine a mis au point un nouveau logiciel de modélisation prédictive. Alimenté en temps réel avec les données des caméras et capteurs disposés sur les routes, renseigné également avec les prévisions météo, il confronte ensuite ces informations avec un historique du trafic routier. De plus, toutes les six semaines, une recompilation des données est effectuée pour affiner le système.À lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?Mais la nouveauté réside surtout dans le fait que ces prévisions sont transmises une heure avant la formation du bouchon, sur les panneaux routiers électroniques mais aussi sur le système de navigation de bord (GPS ou autre) de chaque automobiliste. Une information vocale pourrait même atterrir sur son téléphone mobile. Mieux : la diffusion de ces nouvelles pourra être “customisée” et ventilée, de manière à ne détourner par exemple, qu’un quart des usagers présents sur tel axe vers telle autre route, pour éviter l’engorgement des itinéraires alternatifs eux-mêmes. Aux USA, IBM travaille avec les compagnies de téléphonie pour tracer le nombre de portables présents sur telle section d’autoroute, et affiner ainsi son évaluation du trafic. Lors de tests pilotes menés à Singapour, les prévisions se sont révélées fiables à près de 90%. Après d’autres essais concluants menés aux USA, la firme a d’ores et déjà signé des contrats d’implantation avec les autorités routières du pays.Le 17 juin 2010 à 17:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgAccès aux données personnelles : Apple rectifie le tirC’est dans l’air du temps ! Les réseaux sociaux se font prendre la main dans le sac en train de copier et de conserver les contacts de leurs membres iPhone et iPad sans autorisation. Après plusieurs jours de polémique, Apple sort du silence et a réagi mercredi 15 février. La firme de Cupertino a affirmé à AllThingsD que “les apps qui collectent ou transmettent le carnet d’adresse d’un utilisateur sans permission préalable sont en violation avec nos règles. Nous travaillons afin d’améliorer le système pour nos clients, comme nous l’avons fait avec les services de géolocalisation. Toute application voulant accéder aux données de contacts devra demander l’accord explicite de l’utilisateur”. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Désormais, les développeurs devront donc intégrer une requête demandant formellement aux utilisateurs leur accord pour accéder à leurs données, comme sur Android. Si Path a été le premier pris, d’autres n’ont pas tardé à suivre. Parmi eux, Twitter , Facebook ou Foursquare ont avoué, en effet, qu’ils téléchargeaient puis stockaient les données sur leurs serveurs. La plupart du temps, ces informations servaient à suggérer des amis présents sur le réseau à l’utilisateur.Mercredi 15 février, deux membres du Comité à l’Énergie domestique et au Commerce ont écrit à Apple, s’inquiétant du problème et lui demandant de statuer avant le 29 février. C’est suite à cette lettre que la firme à la pomme a décidé de revoir la façon dont certaines applications accèdent aux données personnelles des utilisateurs. Le 16 février 2012 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Which Wrestler Is Next To Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame? Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWhich Wrestler Is Next To Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 40.08%0:04Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? WhatsApp Pinterest Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match It was announced during tonight’s 12/26 WWE RAW from Chicago that Bill Goldberg will make his return to WWE during next week’s first episode of RAW of 2017 in Tampa.This will be Goldberg’s first appearance on RAW since November following the Survivor Series PPV where he announced he would be entering the 2017 Royal Rumble match in January.WWE is hyping that Goldberg will have a response for Brock Lesnar, who will also be entering the 30 Man Royal Rumble match on January 29 inside the Alamodome in San Antonio.What kind of response will @Goldberg have for @BrockLesnar? We’ll find out when he returns to Monday Night #RAW NEXT WEEK! pic.twitter.com/9Y1SH2IExS— WWE (@WWE) December 27, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Bill Goldberg Facebook Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Google+ WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) last_img read more

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first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Police said they are looking for a man who entered a Plantation hospital and claimed to be a terrorist.According to Plantation Police, a white male entered the Westside Regional Center Emergency Room, on Thursday, and passed security at the entry door. When the man was stopped by security, he claimed to be a terrorist and that he had a bomb.The man exited the ER and fled.Police described the subject as anywhere between 30 to 40 years of age, 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing black BDU pants, a red T-shirt with “Ecko” on the front and carrying a royal blue backpack with another black bag with a shoulder strap.However, this is not the most recent bomb threat the center has received. On Monday, someone called in a bomb threat over the phone.The center wasn’t evacuated in either instance, but officials and patients all agree that these are serious matters.“I think, when it does happen, you gotta take that seriously, and I take this seriously,” said Kimmell. “You know what? Today, anything can happen. The unexpected can happen. I’m not surprised.” “They really should take this seriously. We really should be more aware,” said Pamela Singh. “It’s a very sickening thing.”If you have any information on this man, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Igloo Products Corp. is addressing cooler concerns after a boy in Pompano Beach became trapped in one.Surveillance video captured 5-year-old Nicholas Wanes hiding in an Igloo® 72 qt. Marine Elite, March 2.For more than a minute, Nicholas was inside the cooler with the top cracked open. But eventually, the top dropped and locked.“We heard this muffled scream,” said Maria Wanes, Nicholas’ mother. “We came running out, and you can tell where the scream was coming from. Finally, Rob turned and looked to the cooler, opened it up and he was in there.”7News aired its story about the incident on Thursday. On Saturday, Igloo issued a statement to 7News where the manufacturer confirmed the recall.Here is the statement in its entirety:“It has been brought to our attention that a child recently, inadvertently trapped himself inside one of our products. We are very sorry for the scare this incident must have caused the child and his family, and very happy no one was injured. We have contacted the family to express our apologies and communicate the following actions we have already taken: We have immediately identified the product in question.Our engineering team has determined what could have been the cause of the incident: a performance issue with a latch on the cooler, with the ability to lock, if the user attached their own padlock or similar device.We have identified three other products with the same latch, with the potential to encounter the same issue.Our sales staff has identified all of the points of distribution of the four total products with the potential to experience a similar issue.We have issued a recall statement with the distributors of this product, and published it publicly on our website.We have communicated our recall plan with the distributors that have sold these products.We have communicated our recall plan internally with our customer service team, so they can take action on behalf of customers that own one of the products.Igloo stands behind the quality of our products, and because our consumers’ safety and satisfaction are our top priority, we are voluntarily recalling the Igloo® Marine Elite coolers made for boating applications, which have been sold through West Marine stores. This recall concerns only those Igloo® Marine Elite coolers with stainless-steel, ability-to-lock latches sold under the item numbers listed below:Igloo® Marine Elite 72 quart; Item #00049375Igloo® Marine Elite 54 quart; Item #00049374Igloo® Marine Elite 94 quart; Item #00049574Igloo® Marine Elite 110 quart; Item #00034108It is possible that the stainless-steel latch could inadvertently close where a person could potentially become locked inside. We are working closely with West Marine to send customers a free latch-replacement kit that can be used to easily and safely switch out the current latch.If you are an owner of one of the aforementioned coolers, you can contact us, toll free, at 1(888)-257-0934 to receive your free latch-replacement kit. Once removed, please discard the old stainless-steel latches.We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused our customers and fans. Our goal is to do everything we can to get our customers back to enjoying the outdoors while using and loving their Igloo cooler.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgStop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The campaign is taking a stance, saying that if mass casualties are going to occur, then we are going to be able to know when and how to take action. In the event of a tragedy, whether that is a mass casualty, a car crash or any other situation resulting in injured individuals, I want to be able to help. According to the proclamation, on the Kenai Peninsula, residents are encouraged to participate in “Stop the Bleed” initiative to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and the knowledge necessary to stop severe bleeding and save a life. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce will be introducing a proclamation at the borough meeting on Tuesday, declaring May 21, as ‘National Stop the Bleed Day”. Mayor Pierce will present and sign the proclamation at the borough assembly meeting on Tuesday, May 21.last_img read more

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