The Madhya Pradesh government will set up 1,000 ‘gaushalas’ or cow shelters in the State in the next four months to accommodate around one lakh stray cows and their progeny, an official said on Wednesday. Setting up ‘gaushalas’ in every village panchayat was a key promise made by the Congress in its manifesto for the 2018 Assembly elections. With this announcement, the government expects to not only tackle stray cattle menace but also create 40 lakh man-days employment. “While reviewing Project Gaushala at the State secretariat on Tuesday, Chief Minister Kamal Nath issued directives to set up 1,000 cow shelters which would accommodate nearly one lakh stray cows and their progeny, in a period of four months,” a State government official said. He added that the Chief Minister wanted the project to take off at the earliest. “Mr. Nath said ‘Project Gaushala’ would provide relief from stray cattle menace in urban and rural areas. In addition, homeless animals will find shelter. This will also create employment opportunities in rural areas,” the official said.The Department of Rural Development will be the project’s nodal agency. The project will be implemented by gram panchayats, self-help groups, the institutions empanelled with the State Board for Conservation of Bovine Animals and the organisations selected by the district-level committees, the official said.
December 3, 2019
Today in questions no one has ever asked: What would french fries taste like if you made them on Jupiter? Luckily, the European Space Agency is on the case. Hoping that studying deep frying in different gravitational conditions will help them improve space food for future astronauts, scientists chopped potatoes into thin sticks and deep fried them in extra-virgin olive oil, one side at a time, in a spinning centrifuge that created conditions of up to nine times Earth’s gravity. Higher gravity levels significantly increased the heat transfer between the hot oil and the potato, shortening frying time and resulting in thick, crispy crusts, the team reports next month in Food Research International. In fact, the scientists may have discovered the ideal gravitational condition for creating crunchy fries: The crust reached its maximum thickness when the potato was fried at three times Earth’s gravity; any further increase in gravity levels did not improve the fry’s crispiness. But before you patent your idea for a hypergravity deep fryer, here’s the bad news: The bottoms of the fries were insulated from the oil by a layer of water vapor rushing out of the potato’s pores, resulting in a soggy-bottomed fry no matter what the gravity level. Perhaps the team’s upcoming experiments with deep frying in microgravity will finally create the perfect space fry.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
November 28, 2019
Abhinav MukundAbhinav Mukund shone with a fluent century after Virender Sehwag made a disappointing return to cricket as India scored 327 for seven on the first day of their warm-up match against Northamptonshire here on Friday.Though the visitors made enough runs, the ones who needed to prosper again drew blank on a track that was not really condusive for pace bowlers.Most of the top-order batsmen were again found wanting against a mediocre attack on a far from intimidating track.The much-heralded return of Sehwag (8) ended early and Gautam Gambhir (18) was also back in the hut in the first session. In the final two hours, the failures of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2) and Suresh Raina (33) rankled the visitors.Sehwag batted for just 30 minutes in the Indian innings, before he was adjudged lbw to fast bowler David Burton, who has not represented Northants in a first-class match since September 2010.In between, left-hander Abhinav Mukund (113), VVS Laxman (49) and Amit Mishra (48 not out) helped themselves to some useful runs, but the other batsmen’s failures hardly lifted the mood in the camp.While Sehwag and Gambhir fell leg before wicket in the pre-lunch session, Dhoni and Raina departed in the final session after being squared up Luke Evans’ lifting deliveries.Dhoni strode to the middle after young Mukund was made to retire on his tea-time score of 113.Mukund’s innings is good news for the Indians as Suesh Raina, the other left-hander, did not seem too comfortable against the short-pitched stuffs.Mukund reached his century when he drove Best down the ground for a single. He had till then faced 138 balls and hit 17 fours.advertisementHowever, what is worrying for the India camp is its captain’s form.The world-cup winning captain faced no less than 13 balls and flirted with danger on a couple of occasions before making his way back to the pavilion.Raina departed in the very next over. While trying to hook Evans, the batsman only managed an edge to the wicketkeeper.Evans is a tall right-arm bowler but has not been considered good enough to make the first eleven for Northamptonshire, who incidentally are competing in Division 2 of County Championship.The young pace attack of Northamptonshire went flat out but the wicket, certainly, was not to their liking.-With PTI inputs
November 26, 2019
ATP TourbaselRoger Federertennis First Published: October 21, 2019, 5:29 PM IST Basel: Roger Federer will check off another landmark on Monday when he starts his bid for a 10th Basel title by playing the 1,500th match of his career.The 38-year-old begins his bid for his 103rd title against German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has beaten the German twice — including at Indian Wells last March.”My preparation had to be a little faster than usual since I have to start Monday,” said Federer ahead of the Swiss Indoors tournament, which he first attended as a ballboy.”I’ve already practiced Friday and Saturday in Basel. I hope to really start strong and have a great indoor season.”Federer, who has made the Basel final on all of his last 12 visits, owns ATP titles this season in Dubai, Miami and Halle.Despite not adding to his tally of majors, he still stands at 47-8 for the year, a record bettered only by eternal rival Rafael Nadal, whose triumphs at Roland Garros and the US Open have taken the Spaniard to 19 Grand Slams.Federer made the final at Wimbledon in July where he had two match points before losing to Novak Djokovic in a five-set epic.He revealed on Sunday that his philosophy about those losses has become “forget them and move on”.However, he added: “I try to keep the highest possible level always. Sometimes it’s the opponent, sometimes it’s your own mind or game that goes off the boil.”And, of course, you work with the right work ethic in practice, with the right concentration and everything.”Only a few (matches this season) stand out to me that maybe I could have won that I didn’t.”If I look back at my whole career I’ve had a lot of matches that I could have won that I lost. But also I won much more than I should have or could have.”After Basel, Federer is likely to make his usual last-minute decision on whether to carry on for the Paris Masters, the concluding Masters 1000 event of the season which starts a week on Monday.He has already qualified for the ATP Finals in London from November 10 in what will be his 17th appearance at the money-spinning season finale.”It’s been a solid season. It started well for me. I hope to pick it up for the year-end,” he added.Meanwhile, Federer briefly paused his preparation for Basel to send best wishes to newly-married rival Nadal.Explaining that he was not part of the festivities, the father of four said: “I was not invited by Rafa, but I had not expected to be.”I congratulated him and hope he had the best day of his life.”Nadal and longtime girlfriend Xisca Perello were married on Saturday on their home island of Mallorca. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
November 17, 2019
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was taken to hospital after suffering a “serious injury” in their Europa League draw against Sporting on Thursday, the club’s manager Unai Emery said.Welbeck, who was earlier named in the England squad, jumped for a header in front of goal at the Emirates Stadium and rolled over in pain after landing awkwardly on his ankle.He was given oxygen by medical staff before being taken off on a stretcher to a standing ovation from the home fans.Europa League: Chelsea and Arsenal enter knockout stage, Marseille out”It’s the worst news. We think it’s a serious injury,” Emery told reporters, adding that Welbeck, 27, had been taken to hospital with the club waiting to hear more on his condition.”His injury is very big for him, for us and for all,” Emery said, when asked about Welbeck’s prospects at the north London club in view of the fact that his contract ends this season.Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage after the match against Sporting ended in a 0-0 draw.England manager Gareth Southgate included Welbeck in his squad for next Thursday’s friendly with the United States and a Nations League tie against Croatia three days later at Wembley.Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil took to Twitter soon after the incident to wish his team mate well, saying: “Oh no … get well soon Danny”.
November 16, 2019
Oklahoma State football was awarded the 1945 national championship today. My wedding will now be the 2nd best day of my life.— John Dimond (@johndimond3) October 13, 2016 OKLAHOMA STATE WON THE 1945 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN IM 16 WHAT IS LIFE— Stud.Jc (@StudlyJason) October 13, 2016 Me scrolling through twitter when I found out we won a national championship in 1945 pic.twitter.com/bs7A1M5sSb— The OG (@GentsOkstate) October 13, 2016https://twitter.com/big12memes/status/786763598228033537If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Contrary to popular belief, I did not attend any of OSU’s games in 1945.— I’m beyond help (@RobertW_OkSt) October 13, 2016 After being retroactively awarded the 1945 national championship on Thursday, social media was full of Oklahoma State fans celebrating (and even OU fans poo-pooing). Check out their reaction:The 1945 Championship team celebrating!!!! #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/iNQ6C9vCeY— Tyler (@OSUfreak82) October 13, 2016 OSU publicly displaying, claiming and celebrating a retcon national title is beyond the scope. This is it the Little Brother meme came alive— RedDirtSport (@RedDirtSport) October 13, 2016 great….. give them something else to try and brag about. The Dez Bryant thing is getting old— Hombrevender (@Hombrevender) October 13, 2016 Hiter died in 1945. Oklahoma State wins the football national championship in 1945. OSU killed Hitler. We are America’s team. #okstate— Daniel (@dmfb) October 13, 2016AdChoices广告
October 24, 2019
Image Courtesy: Gazprom NeftWell this is a sight we don’t see every day. In today’s spotted we present you the Shturman (Navigator) Albanov, the first of six Gazprom Neft’s Arch7-class tankers built to ensure year-round oil transportation from Novy port in Russia.The image shows the ship’s rudder before the tanker was launched successfully last week and got the first taste of water.Named in honour of the navigator of the Brusilov polar expedition aboard the Svyataya (St) Anna gun vessel, the tanker can move along channels previously cut by nuclear icebreakers. It has been designed for the climatic conditions of the Arctic and the shallow waters of the Gulf of Ob.The Shturman Albanov’s total cargo capacity is approx. 38,000 tonnes of oil, what is more than twice of the Arch5-class tankers’ capacity. The maximum draught of the fresh water is 9.5 meters.“Once all six tankers have been brought into operation they will be able to transport about 450,000 tonnes of oil per month, allowing us to dispatch up to 5.5 million tonnes of oil from the Novoportovskoye field every year,” Anatoly Cherner, Gazprom Neft Deputy CEO for Logistics, Processing and Sales, commented.The Shturman Albanov can, unaccompanied by an icebreaker, negotiate ice up to 1.8 meters thick at its stern, and up to 1.4 meters thick at the bow. The tanker has a steerable propulsion unit that is able to perform a 360-turn on its axis, giving it additional manoeuvrability in moving both forward and aft.Image Courtesy: Gazprom Neft
October 20, 2019
Manchester: Jason Roy is targeting England’s match against arch-rivals Australia for a World Cup return after being sidelined with a torn hamstring. The in-form opening batsman has been ruled out of England’s match against Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday and their pool encounter with Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday. Roy tore his left hamstring in the field during England’s eight-wicket win over the West Indies last week and did not bat, with Joe Root, who made a century, promoted to open alongside Jonny Bairstow instead. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev But having suffered a similar injury during England’s tour of the Caribbean earlier this year and with the World Cup featuring a long pool phase that sees all 10 teams play each other ahead of the semi-finals, the 28-year-ol Roy is confident of returning to action. “I did it in the West Indies and it was a lot worse,” Roy told Sky Sports. “It could be way worse — the scan told me it’s minimum 10 days. We’ve got to assess it as we go along.” Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships “It’s a huge understatement being frustrated, but I’ve got to keep smiling,” the Surrey star added. Roy hit a fifty in England’s opening win over South Africa and then struck a commanding 153 in the host nation’s victory over Bangladesh. But he fell for just eight during England’s surprise 14-run defeat to Pakistan at Trent Bridge. Now he hopes to face reigning champions Australia at Lord’s on June 25. “We’re targeting Australia but we’ll see how this week goes,” said Roy, whose opening partnership with Bairstow has been a key factor in England’s rise to the top of the one-day international rankings and their status as favourites to win the World Cup. “If this week goes to plan, then Australia. If not, then who knows. Hamstrings are such a grey area.” England captain Eoin Morgan, who suffered a back spasm during the West Indies match but recovered to face Afghanistan, was in no doubt about Roy’s importance to his side. “I certainly believe Jason will play again in this tournament,” Morgan told a pre-match press conference at Old Trafford on Monday. “He’s out of the next two games, so we’ll see how he pulls up after that.” Morgan said England had not yet discussed who should replace Roy if a permanent replacement were needed, adding: “He’s obviously a huge part of what we’ve been doing. He’s in the best form of his life, so he’s very important.”
October 15, 2019
Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement In one of its most ambitious showcases to date, Toronto’s Dance Immersion is bringing together six local companies for Movement in Time, a Canada 150 celebration that aims to highlight the depth and range of work being produced by Canadian artists of African heritage.The title of the program, which will have two showings this Saturday only, comprises several ideas. As the most basic level, it could stand as a definition of dance itself. It also references the historical and mostly involuntary movement of peoples of African heritage to the Americas, their gradual settlement across the continent and the evolution of distinct African-American cultures.For Vivine Scarlett, Dance Immersions’s founder and executive director, the title serves spotlights the fact that Canadian dance artists of the African diaspora are part of a dynamic continuum. Thus, Movement in Time features younger and emerging artists alongside such well-established organizations as Ballet Creole and COBA (Collective of Black Artists). The program also celebrates the diversity of styles and motivations that inspire the event’s participants, from funky jazz dance and street dance to contemporary fusions of Afro-Caribbean and modern dance, to work steeped in African tradition READ MORE Facebook Advertisement Three sections of a dance work entitled Ashes, by Shameka Blake, will be performed at Harbourfront’s Movement in Time event. (SYSTEM / SHAMEKA BLAKE PHOTO)
October 12, 2019
BANGKOK — Shares rose in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump temporarily re-opened the U.S. government. Japan was the main regional outlier, as the Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5 per cent to 20,759.48 with uncertainty over China-U.S. trade talks bringing a lull in buying sentiment.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.3 per cent to 27,657.27 and the Shanghai Composite index climbed 0.3 per cent to 2,610.14. The Kospi in South Korea edged 0.2 per cent higher to 2,181.08 while India’s Sensex was flat at the open. Markets in Southeast Asia were mostly higher. Australia’s markets were closed for a national holiday.U.S. GOVERNMENT RE-OPENS: There was muted reaction in U.S. markets on Friday to news that Trump and congressional leaders had reached a deal to reopen the federal government for three weeks while talks continue over Trump’s demands for money to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as delays at airports and widespread disruptions heightened the urgency to end the partial shutdown. However, uncertainty persists since Trump almost immediately threatened another shutdown or emergency action if he does not get a “fair deal.”ANALYSTS’ VIEWPOINT: “So the US government being ‘open’ again is a relief. But the greater challenge ahead is to prevent another shut-down come 15th Feb. and to that end, headway in talks between Republicans and Democrats over the next three weeks is critical,” Mizuho Bank said in a commentary. “While how open both sides are on a border security deal remains in the foreground, it is the U.S.-China trade talks (Wed.-Thu.) that will be in the limelight.”TRADE TALKS LOOM: Talks aimed at resolving the impasse over Chinese technology ambitions and other issues are due to resume in Washington later in the week, led by the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. Analysts are forecasting progress in redressing the trade imbalance between the world’s two largest economies, perhaps staving off further hikes in punitive tariffs imposed by both sides, but they expect gaps to remain on key problems such as China’s blueprint for state-led development of leading technologies.WALL STREET: Stocks closed higher Friday, recovering a chunk of their losses from earlier in the week. Technology and industrial companies jumped as companies continued to report solid results for the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 index rose 0.85 per cent to 2,664.76, but the index fell 0.2 per cent for the week after big gains in the previous four. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.7 per cent, to 24,737.20. The Nasdaq composite surged 1.3 per cent to 7,164.86 while the Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks also increased 1.3 per cent, to 1,482.85.ENERGY: U.S. crude oil shed 33 cents to $53.36 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose 1.1 per cent to settle at $53.69 per barrel on Friday. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gave up 26 cents to $61.38 per barrel. It had gained 0.9 per cent on Friday to $61.64 per barrel.CURRENCIES: The dollar was trading at 109.36 yen down from 109.55 yen on Friday. The euro strengthened to $1.1420 from $1.1409.Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press
October 12, 2019
4 December 2007The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali is off to an “encouraging start,” a senior UN official dealing with the issue has said, citing the decision by participating countries to establish a group that will determine the key elements of a long-term cooperative plan of action to address climate change. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali is off to an “encouraging start,” a senior UN official dealing with the issue has said, citing the decision by participating countries to establish a group that will determine the key elements of a long-term cooperative plan of action to address climate change.The group, which will be open to all 192 countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will present its decisions on the launch of negotiations on a post-2012 climate change regime to the ministers who will meet during the second week of the conference. The current regime, called the Kyoto Protocol, expires that year.UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer said the establishment of the group was an “encouraging signal” which puts in motion a mechanism to reach an agreement in Bali. He explained that the group would decide which topics will be the subject of negotiations and when those negotiations would be completed. Discussions in the group will be led by Australia and South Africa. Countries also agreed today on a mechanism that could speed the transfer of technology that developing countries see as essential for addressing climate change. While the issue has been considered in the past in talks under the Climate Change treaty, States will now discuss concrete concerns on how to make it happen. The decision came as concerns were raised by developing countries that attention in Bali was too focused on a future agreement that would enter into force in 2013, while previous commitments to assist developing countries under the existing Convention and Protocol had been largely forgotten.Discussions to address deforestation also advanced today. Kishan Kumar-Singh, the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, the UN body in which talks and negotiations on the issue are conducted, said there was agreement that methodologies and tools for estimating emissions must be developed or made available and that pilot projects on deforestation should be launched in developing countries.Mr. Kumar-Singh said forests play a key role in addressing climate change as they absorb carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Between 1990 and 2005, 13 million hectares disappeared every year due to deforestation. He said deforestation was the second largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and causes up to 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas.
October 8, 2019
Health Minister and leader of a breakaway group of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Rajitha Senaratne, said the document had not named anyone. “The final decision of the UNHRC would have to be carried out by us.” The Leader of Opposition in Parliament and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) chief, R Sampanthan, has said the Tamil question should be resolved “on the basis of what is happening in Geneva”.In his reaction to the publication of a report by the U.N. on human rights violations in Sri Lanka, Sampanthan told The Hindu: “On the basis of genuine reconciliation, there must be a just, reasonable, durable and workable political solution.” Vasudeva Nanayakkara, chief of the Democratic Left Front, said the UN report did not have “directives” and it was “not binding” on the Sri Lankan government. However, he wanted the government to give “serious attention” to various proposals and recommendations spelt out in the report.
October 8, 2019
The Government will not fully agree with the report on Sri Lanka issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana told Parliament today.He said that the Government will issue it official response to the report in Geneva on March 20. Responding to a question raised by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Foreign Minister said that there are some aspects of the report which are not accurate. He said the Government will clear those points when it presents its response to the report in Geneva. Marapana is to lead a delegation from Sri Lanka to attend the discussion on Sri Lanka in Geneva on March 20. (Colombo Gazette)
October 7, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi state TV says a fire has been controlled at a massive oil and gas field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.State TV said the fire struck the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day.Aramco and Saudi officials did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.The oil field at Shaybah is in the Arabian Peninsula’s Empty Quarter, a sea of sand where temperatures routinely hit 50 degrees Celsius (122 degree Fahrenheit).The site is also just a few kilometres (miles) from the border of the United Arab Emirates and some 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) from rebel-held territory in Yemen, demonstrating the range of the Houthis’ drones.The Associated Press
October 3, 2019
Taxpayers group says tax hikes a hazardous way to fix deficit problems REGINA – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says higher taxes are the last thing Saskatchewan needs in the provincial budget to be tabled Wednesday.But Premier Brad Wall has said they will be there as part of the government’s three-year plan to balance the books.Todd MacKay, the federation’s prairie director, says revenue is down from income, business and consumption taxes, and raising them doesn’t necessarily mean more money coming in.“The reason for that is pretty clear — folks have less money,” MacKay said Tuesday.“So just increasing the tax burden on Saskatchewanians, when they’re already down, is a pretty hazardous way to fix a deficit problem. It’s not taxpayers’ fault for paying too little tax.”The Saskatchewan government is facing about a $1.3-billion deficit.Wall said Monday that some of the shortfall will be made up with tax increases. He said there will be a shift away from income taxes and toward consumption taxes. The government is also looking at the education portion of property taxes, provincial sales tax exemptions and the PST in general.MacKay said the government should focus on spending.“Families and businesses started trimming spending in Saskatchewan a couple of years ago,” he said.“The government hasn’t done that yet. In fact, spending has continued to go up. They’ve got to recognize the reality: there’s less money in Saskatchewan. You’ve got to spend less money.”For starters, MacKay said, the government should get out of the bus business and shut down the Saskatchewan Transportation Co.But MacKay said Wall is “bang on when he’s looking at wages.”Wall has said the government wants public-sector wages and benefits cut by 3.5 per cent, which could save about $250 million, although he hasn’t dictated how that should be achieved.The government is trying to save money because of a big drop in revenue from oil and gas, potash and uranium. Tax revenue is also lower than forecast and crop insurance claims are up $250 million because of a late harvest.Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty said there are difficult decisions in the budget.“We’re going to set in place a plan where we’re not so reliant on resource revenues moving forward,” said Doherty.“But we need to ensure that our program funding is sustainable over the long term and so we have to change course, make a bit of a shift with respect to where we derive our revenues from.”Doherty is forgoing the tradition of new shoes ahead of a budget and has instead opted to have his old shoes resoled in a symbolic gesture of the fiscal challenge ahead.“These shoes are perfectly good to use. They just needed some tweaking, they needed some adjustments, not unlike our economy.”NDP finance critic Cathy Sproule said the Opposition is concerned about where cuts might be made and offered a pair of hip waders to Doherty.“We thought that our finance minister’s in a little bit of trouble this year with the amount of deficit that we’re facing,” she said.“We thought we would be helpful and maybe provide him with these hip waders because we know he’s really deep in red ink.” by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2017 11:56 am MDT Last Updated Mar 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
September 22, 2019
← Previous Story Valero Rivera satisfied: Together with the fans for the GOLD! Next Story → Raul Santos to VfL Gummersbach Frisch Auf GoppingenPrimoz Prost Slovenian goalkeeper Primoz Prost (30) has found a new team, after he stayed out of contract because of famous betting scandal in Montpellier three months ago. Member of Slovenian team at WCh 2013 will play for German Frisch Auf Goppingen after he gained experience from Slovenia, Denmark and France. Prost was member of RK Gorenje Velenje before he moved to Danish team, Bjeringbro Silkeborg. He was also quite good at HC Montpellier, but betting scandal has changed his life and proffesional career. His come-back has been seen at WCh 2013 in Spain, where he had great performances and was a key player in some victories of Slovenian team.
September 21, 2019
Earlier this week we saw proof that power usage for displays had fallen significantly when Toshiba unveiled a 14″ LCD monitor that was powered over USB. A second display that fits in your laptop bag and needs no power cable and plug is an impressive achievement, but Samsung has set the bar even higher with its latest prototype TV.During the CeBIT show in Germany the Korean manufacturer had on display a 46″ transparent LCD TV with ten-ginger multitouch input. That’s impressive on its own, but the hidden feature that made our jaws drop is the fact it is run on solar-power. And not solar-power requiring a panel be installed outside to capture sunlight, but ambient solar-power from the room it is in.We’ve reported about Samsung’s transparent LCD TVs before, but this is the first time we’ve heard about a model running purely on renewable energy. It doesn’t seem to skimp on features as it achieves 1080p resolution alongisde the multitouch input. The transparency is a take it or leave it feature at the moment for consumers.Unfortunately, Samsung is not releasing any details yet of what the power consumption of the TV is or how they managed to achieve it. While there’s talk of using the transparent panels on devices like fridges, there’s no plans at the moment to launch a solar display.Read more at ITProPortal, via ecogeek.orgMatthew’s OpinionI find it incredible that Samsung has managed to cut the power requirements of a panel this large that it can draw everything it needs from ambient light. The fact that there’s no plans to launch such a display do suggest it isn’t perfect though.Even so, if the ambient light energy capture system is cheap to implement it sounds like a good way of helping cut down on the power draw of more traditional LCD TVs. Hopefully Samsung is already thinking about this and integrating it into new models.For now lets just use this as an example of how the future of display technology is looking pretty good. Ultra-low power screens look to be on the horizon, and if they can work at 46″, they should also work at 10.1″ in a tablet or 24″ as a desktop monitor.
September 17, 2019
‘Friends of SDSU’ steering committee member defends SDSU West 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAn analysis of the SDSU West initiative, which goes before voters in November, is now in the hands of Mayor Kevin Faulconer and members of the City Council. The analysis, which KUSI’s Ed Lenderman reported on yesterday, found that the initiative did not include specific plans for a stadium.Kim Kilkenny, a member of the Friends of SDSU steering committee, shares why he supports the SDSU West initiative. March 6, 2018 Updated: 7:37 AM BREAKING: The @CityAttorneySD has issued her legal analysis of the @SDSU West initiative. The initiative does not include specific plans to develop a stadium. Watch: https://t.co/wiPZoZ7BHw pic.twitter.com/QGQHy6LA5p— KUSI News (@KUSINews) March 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: kim kilkenny, qualcomm, sdsu, sdsu soccer stadium, SDSU West, soccer stadium, SoccerCity FacebookTwitter
September 17, 2019
KUSI Newsroom Documentary “Keeping The Peace” tells the stories of first responders Updated: 1:34 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new documentary, “Keeping The Peace”, tells the story of the harrowing scenes witnessed by law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first-responders.The films producer James Ellis, El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis and sheriff Bill Gore discuss the importance of the film.For more information visit: www.LegacyProductions.org Posted: June 7, 2019 June 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter