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first_imgAustralian pacer John Hastings, who is currently nursing a foot injury, has expressed confidence that he will be available for selection for the upcoming limited-overs, featuring five ODIs and three T20 Internationals against India. (Kohli is well respected in Australia, says Clarke)The 31-year-old flew back to home from England for further assessment and rehabilitation after he complained inflammation in his left foot during his English county Worcestershire’s four-day match against Sussex. (Lehmann says Warner recovering from neck blow)Reflecting on the same, Hastings admitted that although he earlier had a bit of pain in his left ankle, he is confident he would be ready to go if selected for the tour, which is expected to run from September 17 to October 11.”I had a bit of pain in my left ankle for a little while and I thought I should get it checked out. Obviously there’s a big summer coming up and a one-day tour to India so I wanted to make sure I’d be cherry ripe, but I ended up with a hot spot in my foot,” cricket.com.au quoted Hastings as saying.”I’m in a moon boot for a couple weeks and then I’ll reload and hopefully be all right for the domestic one-day cup and that one-day series (in India),” he added.The MRI scans have revealed inflammation and stress through Hastings’ foot, and the pacer said that the scenario could have been even worse.Hastings, who had played in six of Worcestershire’s 10 first-class matches this summer, has been in the UK since the start of the county season in April, besides also being a part of the national squad for the Champions Trophy in June.advertisementLast year also, Hastings had earlier suffered a serious knee injury while playing a Sheffield Shield match for his side Victoria against Tasmania.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata, Nov 17 (PTI) Former India archers and coaches on Saturday hailed the formation of 22-member Archers Commission of India (ACI) that will give them a representation and voting rights in the national federation. Derecognised since 2012, the Archery Association of India (AAI) will have its elections at the Sports Authority of India national headquarters at the Jawaharlal Stadium on December 22. As per amended constitution made by court-appointed administrator-cum-returning officer, S Y Quraishi, the AAI office bearers will have three representations from ACI. One of them will be a woman archer for the post of vice-president, while there will one post for joint-secretary and the other in the executive committee. A newly-constituted body as per the recommendation of Quraishi, the ACI has 22 members, including former Olympians, Asian medalists, Commonwealth medalists, and national players. “ACI is a very good initiative and all the sportspersons should encourage this. This will go a long way in bringing sportpersons to the fore. Finally we will have a say in the national federation,” national observers Sanjeeva Singh, who is also an ACI member, told PTI. Dronacharya award winner Purnima Mahato, former coach of the Indian women’s team, also welcomed the new provision. “The ex-athletes should get voting rights to help promote sports,” Mahato said. C Lalremsanga, a two-time Olympian in the 1990s, also hailed the move. “It’s wrong to think that IAS and political leaders can only bring money to sports. “Every discipline cannot be like cricket, but it can be like kabaddi. A code of conduct and voting rights to ex-archers are moves which will help archery,” he said.advertisement Dhyan Chand awardee and former Olympian Satyadev Prasad said this would curb corruption and injustice. “This is an excellent step and should be implemented in all sports,” he added. ACI members: Limba Ram, Sanjeeva Singh, Dhulchand, Shyamlal, Skalzang Dorgi, C Lalremsanga, Dola Banerjee, Tira Samanta, Ruma Rot, Rajat Halder, Chekrovolu Swuro, Rajendra Guiya, Krishna Ghatakdas, Rajesh Hasdak, Reena Kumari, Gautam Singh, Majhi Sawaiyan, Robin Hasdah, Sumangala Sharma, Somai Murmu, Chungda Sherpa, Purnima Mahato. PTI TAP SSC SSCSSClast_img read more

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first_imgzoom Sociedade Gestora de Terminais S.A. (Sogester), an APM Terminals joint venture in Angola, has signed a 20 year concession to operate, maintain and develop the Port of Namibe, Angola, which serves the hinterland from Namibe to Menongue and through the city of Lubango.Sogester, one of leading operators in Luanda, will invest in equipment, infrastructure, training, safety, and processes to improve productivity and increase the number of vessel calls and volumes going through Namibe as part of the port master plan designed to enhance Namibe’s economic growth, job creation, transportation competitiveness and community.As the only port in Southern Angola, the Port of Namibe is in a strong commercial position with a growing population. Equally important, Namibe is ideally located to some of the finest quality marble and granite sourcing in the world. The city is also the starting point of the 907 km long Caminho de Ferro de Moçamedes railway.The port of Namibe has a 480 meter berth with 10.5 meter depth; and a 274 meter berth with 6 meter depth, serving both container and general cargo. The new port will significantly improve bulk handling capabilities.Press Release, May 26, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Port of MelbourneVictoria’s commercial ports have performed strongly over the past year, posting solid figures in import and export trade, Port of Hastings says in a release. Australia’s Minister for Ports David Hodgett welcomed the annual reports tabled in Parliament, and said the figures reinforced the strategic value of Victoria’s commercial ports.“Victoria has an incredibly strong ports sector which can be seen in the figures posted for the past year for trade at Melbourne, Geelong and Hastings. The Port of Melbourne Corporation recorded an overall profit after tax of AUD 72.8 million for 2013/14 against the background of modest overall trade growth. The Port of Hastings also continued its strong trade growth, reporting significant increases in both exports and imports for the past reporting period. Overall, these are positive trade figures at Victoria’s major ports and the Napthine Government will continue its support of the sector to ensure these figures grow into the future,” Minister Hodgett said.There were significant projects underway at each major port to ensure Victoria retains its position as the country’s freight and logistics capital, Hodgett reported.“It’s a particularly dynamic time for the industry at the moment. It’s a time when a great deal of attention is being paid to the state’s ability to capitalise on the growing port trade, particularly the fast-growing container trade. The AUD 1.6 billion Port Capacity Project at the Port of Melbourne is critical to our ability to accommodate future container and automotive trade growth. This major project has gained even greater momentum during the year with the announcements of the successful bidders for the international container terminal, the automotive terminal and Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) hub.Planning is well underway on the expansion of the Port of Hastings as Victoria’s next container port with major planning milestones achieved in the past year. There have been several milestones this year for the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) including its appointment as Port-City coordinator in June to facilitate proposed infrastructure projects for the port, and the AUD 6 million contract awarded in February to undertake dredging and improve safety, capacity and efficiency in the shipping channels,” Hodgett said. Press Release, September 19, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgThe exterior demolition of the Old Halifax Infirmary beginstoday, Feb. 8 — and the cafeteria is the first course. An excavator, specially outfitted with mechanical shears, isbeing used to tear apart the cafeteria’s concrete roof. “Today we’ve reached a milestone in removing this building, whichhas obviously outlived its usefulness,” said Transportation andPublic Works Minister Ron Russell. “The province is continuing towork with its municipal partners to find the most beneficialsolution for this important site.” The minister added that the province will work with thecontractor to keep noise and dust levels to a minimum during theproject. Murray Demolition began the $4.1-million job of tearing down thebuilding in January. The company continues to work inside othersections of the old hospital to remove hazardous materials. The demolition of the Old Halifax Infirmary will be completed byDecember 2005.last_img read more

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first_imgAngelina Jolie has opened a girls-only school in Afghanistan, according to a report from E! News.The actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador has opened the school – which already has between 200 and 300 students – near Kabul, in an area that emphasizes boys’ education over the education of girls.E! News also reports that Jolie plans to use profits from her soon-to-be-released jewelry collection – the Style of Jolie – to build more schools. Proceeds will go to Angelina’s Education Partnership for Children of Conflict.“Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by knowing our work is also serving the mutual goal of providing for children in need,” Jolie told E! News exclusively.“We launched this collaborative collection with the intent that 100 percent of the profits will go to charity,” added Angelina’s jewelry designer, Robert Procop. “The intention was to create something beautiful but more importantly to provide children an opportunity to have an education.“The beauty of these creations is matched by the beauty of spirit behind Angelina’s most heartfelt mission—to empower children in crisis. The first funds from our collaboration together have been dedicated to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict and we have recently completed a school in Afghanistan.”Source:E! Onlinelast_img read more

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NEW YORK — Stocks opened broadly higher on upbeat results from key U.S. companies as Wall Street awaits the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest action on interest rates and the opening of trade talks between the U.S. and China.Apple gained ground after investors brushed off a slide in iPhone sales. Boeing soared as it reaps gains from higher airplane sales and lucrative government contracts. Health insurer Anthem rose on an upbeat outlook for the year. Those companies helped push each of their respective sectors higher.The upbeat earnings are helping to lift the market after two days of losses and come as traders are watching to see what the Federal Reserve says about its interest rate policies and the economy. The Fed is expected leave rates unchanged, but more importantly, investor’s hope to hear that the pause in rate hikes will last.Meanwhile, trade talks that opened Wednesday between the U.S. and China will loom over the market for the remainder of the week. The high-level talks are aimed at settling a monthslong trade war that has raised fears of slower economic growth. Industrial and technology companies have warned about slowing sales because of the trade impasse.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 13 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,653 as of 9:49 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 227 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 24,808. The Nasdaq composite rose or 60 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 7,088.OVERSEAS: France’s CAC 40 rose 0.8 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1.3 per cent. Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi rose 1 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.4 per cent.APPLE: The technology giant rose 3.8 per cent to $160.63 after their latest results met Wall Street’s diminished expectations. The company jolted the market when it warned earlier this month that it would miss its own revenue projections for the first time in 15 years. A 15 per cent drop in iPhone sales dragged down revenue and profit and the company gave a soft outlook for the latest quarter.FLYING HIGH: Boeing surged 6.3 per cent to $187.15 after the company delivered more planes and racked up a significant amount of government contracts during the fourth quarter. Revenue surged 14 per cent as the company delivered more commercial and military planes. Profit and revenue topped expectations.HEALTHY OUTLOOK: Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, soared 9.5 per cent to $299.58 on an upbeat forecast for 2019. It said adjusted earnings in the new year are expected to be better than $19 per share, or about 8 per cent higher than Wall Street had been expecting.The company is working to boost its prescription benefits business, IngenioRx, which the company is running with help from CVS Health Corp. Anthem runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in several states, including big markets like California, New York and Ohio. It covers nearly 40 million people.ORDERS UP: McDonald’s jumped 2.5 per cent to $186.75 after reporting solid results, which the company attributed to strong global growth in sales. In its key U.S. market, the world’s largest hamburger chain reported a 2.3 per cent increase in sales.FED MEETING: Investors will be closing watching the Federal Reserve, which wraps up a two-day policy meeting Wednesday. Although the Fed is expected to leave its short-term interest rate unchanged, the nuances of a press conference by Chairman Jerome Powell will be closely watched.CHINA-U.S. TRADE: American and Chinese officials will begin two days of trade talks in Washington. President Donald Trump will reportedly meet Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in an attempt to move negotiations forward. But the Justice Department’s charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei, its subsidiaries and a top company executive may be a hurdle. China has urged U.S. authorities to end what it called an “unreasonable crackdown” against Huawei, which has been accused of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran.GROWTH FEARS: The clouds of slower economic growth darkened over Europe, as the continent’s largest economy cut its forecast for 2019.Germany now expects 1 per cent growth instead of 1.8 per cent growth. It posted 1.5 per cent growth in 2018 and 2.2 per cent growth in 2017. It cited trade issues and Britain’s so-far tumultuous exit from the European Union as key reasons for the cut forecast.ENERGY: U.S. crude oil rose 1.3 per cent to 54.02 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 1 per cent to 61.83 in London.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

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The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has announced a £7 million fund to accelerate the development and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.The TSB funding will support the existing research and development into fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and assist the efforts of UK companies towards commercialisation. The programme stipulates that each project funded through the programme must offer significant improvements in: ·         Lowering costs and significantly improving reliability, durability and performance levels of low, intermediate and high temperature fuel cell systems.·         Addressing the challenges related to hydrogen generation, storage and utilisation.·         Acceleration of deployment into market. The latest TSB-funded programme reflects the wide range of approaches to low carbon, efficient transport and provides global market opportunities for UK companies.Click here to find out more about grants and funding available to automotive companies.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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first_imgIris, la tablette du futur dotée de réalité augmentée Un groupe de designers sud-coréens a inventé la tablette du futur. Un concept novateur baptisé Iris qui utilise notamment un écran OLED tactile et transparent et qui se recharge par induction.Alors que les tablettes tactiles rencontrent aujourd’hui de plus en plus de succès, la technologie a inspiré un groupe de designers sud-coréens qui ont décidé de créer la tablette tactile du futur. Présentée par le site Tom’s guide, cette tablette nommée Iris est équipée d’un écran OLED (à diode électroluminescente organique) tactile, d’applications multimédia et d’une connexion Internet. Jusqu’ici rien de très innovant donc, mais les auteurs du concept Liu-Wei, Yao Kai-Chi, Hong Ruei-Hong et Cheng Ya-Fang, sont allés bien plus loin. En effet, Iris est aussi transparent qu’une vitre et dispose d’une étonnante fonction de réalité augmentée qui offre un système inédit de navigation. Il est alors possible de se promener tablette en avant, tout en entrevoyant la route alors que des indicateurs et d’autres informations utiles pour la navigation s’affichent sur l’écran en fonction de l’itinéraire. Un dispositif concrètement, bien plus intéressant qu’une retransmission en temps réel des images capturées par une caméra dorsale, commente Tom’s guide. Un écran qui se divise en deux Plus surprenant encore, Iris permet de concevoir intuitivement des plans tridimensionnels d’intérieur, ce qui peut constituer une véritable aubaine pour les architectes. Sans oublier que l’ardoise fait également office de scanner en passant simplement les documents derrière l’écran, documents qu’elle est capable de traduire s’ils comportent des textes. Le stylet quant à lui, permet de prendre des notes et d’ajouter du contenu. Enfin, avec le partage de l’objet, l’image peut se scinder en deux et ainsi deux utilisateurs peuvent naviguer à leur guise simultanément. À lire aussiNokia : une tablette tactile 10 pouces en préparationLes designers ont conçu cette tablette totalement sans fil, ce qui inclut un chargement débarrassé de tout câble : la batterie se rechargerait simplement par induction. La Corée possède en effet une longueur d’avance en matière de chargement par induction, la ville de Séoul disposant déjà en plusieurs lieux d’installations de bobines qui permettent un tel procédé.Découvrez la démonstration vidéo de cette tablette du futur conçue par les designers coréensLe 30 août 2011 à 17:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgThe young winger was one of the stars of the game as his strike impressed the whole football world. The former English defender Rio Ferdinand did not miss to praise him.Lingard scored the third of the total six the Three Lions scored in the game against Panama – one of the most fruitful games in this World Cup so far.“The whole of England’s play here is what you want to see from us, patience and confidence and everyone showing for the ball,” Ferdinand said, according to Goal.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“With the finish, this is where Jess is unbelievable – this finish was exquisite. I have seen this from this boy since he was 11 years old at Manchester United.“People always questioned, ‘is he going to be big enough, is he going to be strong enough’, but when you have the intelligence and game management that this kid’s got, you can be two foot tall and get through,” Ferdinand went on to add for the height of Lingard.last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, May 24, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.At Wilmington Public Schools: The WHS Underclass Awards takes place at 6:30pm in the WHS Gym. … The Boutwell Family Spring Fling takes place at 6:15pm.In The Community: Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy performing? Come join the Merrimack Valley Chorus at one of its regular weekly rehearsals. You just might discover a passion for a cappella singing, and you’ll also make some great new friends! Open rehearsals are every Thursday at 7pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue).At The Library: Flower Arranging Workshop at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Computer Class at 9:15am. Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Luncheon at 12pm. Ceramics at 1pm. Game Day at 1pm. Stress Management at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.Live Music: Larry Gilbert performs at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street) beginning at 6pm.Go Wildcats!: 5 WHS teams are in action today. See the complete schedule HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For August 23, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For May 3, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 15, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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first_imgListen X Gail DelaughterA presentation was made in teacher Nicole Perry’s classroom at Love Elementary School. Gail DelaughterThe Jacksonville Jaguars’ Kelvin Beachum helps students with a math exercise at Love Elementary.It was a special day for some second-graders at Love Elementary. The class got a pair of virtual reality glasses, hand-delivered by a real football player, Kelvin Beachum of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Beachum also brought another gift in honor of Super Bowl 51 — a $51,000 check from Chevron, to benefit STEM education in HISD. Love Elementary will get about $12,000. Teacher Nicole Perry says that outside help is critical, especially at schools that serve lower-income students. “With this new project we’re really going to be able to explore so many different science activities and social studies,” says Perry. “I can’t wait to help their brains grow some more.”And with rapidly changing technology, Chevron engineer Calicia Johnson says it’s essential for schools to keep up. “These kids know how to work an iPhone better than me,” says Johnson. “So it’s encouraging for them to be able to learn it and have that technology and have that access so they can continue to learn and be more engaged with the lesson the teacher’s trying to teach.” Chevron says it learned about the STEM program at Love through Perry’s application on the Donors Choose charitable website. 00:00 /01:10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgAPIn this Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a device called a “bump stock” is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The National Rifle Association announced its support Ton Oct. 5 for regulating the devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre to lethal effect. It was a surprising shift for the leading gun industry group, which in recent years has resolutely opposed any gun regulations. Immediately afterward the White House, too, said it was open to such a change. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)In the immediate aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, there was a fevered pitch to ban bump stocks, the device that allowed the shooter’s semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns.With that push stalled at the federal level, a handful of states and some cities are moving ahead with bans of their own.Massachusetts and New Jersey — two states at the time led by Republican governors — as well as the cities of Denver and Columbia, South Carolina, have enacted laws prohibiting the sale and possession of the devices, which were attached to a half-dozen of the long guns found in the hotel room of the Las Vegas shooter who in October killed 58 people and injured hundreds more attending a nearby outdoor concert. A little over a dozen other states are also considering bans on bump stocks.Gun-control advocates say the push fits a pattern in gun politics: inaction in Washington that forces states to take the lead. Gun-rights advocates call it a knee-jerk reaction that will do little to stop bad guys from killing, and vow a legal challenge.For Zach Elmore, the issue is deeply personal. His sister among those wounded in the Las Vegas attack. He finds hope in the statewide and local efforts to ban bump stocks.“Hopefully it’s the start of a big movement versus just a flash in the pan,” Elmore said. “Obviously you cannot legislate (against) evil, but you can legislate the things with which bad people will use to perpetrate evil.”The devices were originally intended to help people with disabilities and were little known and little sold until the Las Vegas shooting. They fit over the stock and pistol grip of a semi-automatic rifle and allow the weapon to fire rapidly, some 400 to 800 rounds per minute, mimicking a fully automatic firearm.The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reviewed the devices and approved them in 2010, ruling they did not amount to machine guns that are regulated under the National Firearms Act that dates to the 1930s.Richard Vasquez was assistant chief of the ATF’s technology bureau and led the review of bump stocks. He stands by the agency’s 2010 ruling, which relied on a key difference between semi-automatic and fully automatic firearms: While semi-automatic firearms require a separate and independent pull of the trigger to fire a bullet, fully automatic firearms can fire multiple rounds with a single trigger pull. ATF determined bump stocks didn’t convert a semi-automatic firearm into one that is fully auto.“It’s a proper determination. Everybody wants to jump the gun and say that ATF made a mistake,” said Vasquez, who left the agency in 2014. “ATF didn’t make a mistake.”The federal agency is reviewing its ruling, something Vasquez and others caution is a dangerous move without Congress first changing the law to specifically make such devices illegal.“If ATF is allowed to write a regulation to change the definition of this device, instead of a law, it’s going to give all government agencies authority to change their regulations, which could affect us in a wide variety of ways,” Vasquez warned.Legislation in Congress has remained in limbo despite early signs from a bipartisan mix of lawmakers and advocates who voiced alarm that such a device was deemed legal and on the market. Even the National Rifle Association sounded open to great regulation of bump stocks.Joyce Malcolm, a professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, said the bans likely would withstand a legal challenge, but she wonders about more practical matters: How might they be enforced?“I don’t see a real constitutional issue. I just wonder about actually getting these devices out of circulation for people who already have them,” she said.It’s not known how many of the devices are in circulation. At the time of the Las Vegas shooting, gun dealers said they rarely had customers wanting to buy one — but then couldn’t keep up with the demand in the days and months afterward. The leading manufacturer of bump stocks, Texas-based Slide Fire Solutions, briefly stopped selling them, posting a notice on its website that it had suspended sales to keep up with demand. It has since resumed sales.Massachusetts, which has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, enacted its ban a month after the Las Vegas shooting, pushed through a Democratic-controlled Legislature and signed into law by a Republican lieutenant governor. New Jersey followed suit last month with a measure signed into law by outgoing Republican Gov. Chris Christie. About a dozen other states are considering similar bills.“This is a very familiar story. The Congress cowers in the face of the NRA, and the states act,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for tougher gun laws.Connecticut, home to some of the world’s most legendary gun makers, is among the other states considering bans.Rep. William Tong, a Democrat and House chairman of the Connecticut Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, called it a commonsense measure that puts public safety first.“The federal government has demonstrated that, given the composition of the Congress right now, it’s not possible to pass commonsense gun laws,” he said. “Connecticut can’t wait.”Gun-rights advocates say the efforts undermine the Second Amendment and will do little to stop criminals.“Anti-gun Democrats love to ban things. That is their answer,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, who added bump stocks have rarely, if ever, been used in a crime before the Las Vegas shooting. “This is their chance to say, ‘Hey, we’re doing something. Look at us. We’re doing something.’ It’s not going to do anything.” Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgStay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Back in January 2017 Nintendo hosted a live event to share more details on the Switch just before its launch later that March. They brought several third party partners on stage to pledge their support for the system. One of those partners was Patrick Söderlund, formerly of EA, who claimed he loved Nintendo so much he gave his child the middle name of Luigi. He then promised that FIFA would come to the Switch.Fast-forward to now and FIFA games are the only EA games on the Nintendo Switch (outside of two indie EA Partners games Fe and Unravel 2). And even those portable versions of the soccer sim have failed to keep up with the rest of the franchise, leaving out huge features like the single-player story mode and street soccer spin-off. We understood why EA called off its “unprecedented partnership” after the Wii U didn’t use Origin in its online system and ended up being a failure anyway. But the Nintendo Switch is the current hottest thing in gaming. So what gives?EA’s investors apparently feel the same way. While shareholders typically demand dumb things that would hurt game companies in the long-term for short-term gains, at EA’s first quarter earnings call an analyst actually made a pretty savvy suggestion EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson glibly ignored. The analyst asked why hit casual games in The Sims franchise weren’t on Nintendo’s family friendly machine. Wilson claimed Switch owners just play those games on other platforms so there’s no reason to increase support.First off, if a game isn’t on Switch, then yeah Switch owners have no choice but to buy it on other platforms. They can’t buy a version that doesn’t exist. But beyond that I think it’s been proven that there’s demand for a wide variety of games on the console/handheld hybrid not just from Nintendo but from third parties as well. This is a console with successful Mario and Zelda games but also Doom and Diablo and soon The Witcher 3. Clearly those publishers think Switch owners didn’t just buy those games on other platforms.It’s a shame too because there are a bunch of EA games we’d love to see on Switch. Better versions of FIFA for sure but also other sports games like Madden and NHL. It’s absolutely criminal that the Burnout Paradise remaster didn’t show up on Switch. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare would feel right at home alongside Splatoon. There are still rumors of an Apex Legends Switch port. No EA supports right now means no Star Wars games for Switch. And even if the machine can’t run the modern demanding Frostbite engine (currently ruining EA’s developers) last-gen ports of Dead Space or Dragon Age or Mass Effect would clean up on Switch.Hopefully as the Switch sells more EA realizes how dumb this excuse is and catches up quickly. For more on Nintendo Switch here are some cool games to play right now and pre-order the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite.last_img read more

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first_img This story appears in the December 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Imagine taking your desktop computer display, rolling it into a compact tube and tossing it into your briefcase. You’ve just imagined a future scenario with flexible display technology. It’s a future that could include displays built into fabrics, advertising wrapped around objects, cell phones that conform to your hand and screens that curve.Janice K. Mahon, vice president of technology commercialization at Universal Display, a leading technology developer in the field, says, “To make communications work, you need portability. LCDs just aren’t good enough.” Universal Display works with a technology called OLED, or Organic Light Emitting Diodes (or Device). Mahon describes the current state of flexible displays as “mid-development,” and says, “Our focus is to get to super-flexible, full-color, power-efficient OLED displays.”Companies large and small are pursuing flexible displays. R&D company Eikos, founded by Joe Pich�, 49, has 20 employees and works with Japanese customers and the Department of Energy. The business is trying out a different sort of flexible display material–carbon nanotube technology that can be applied to special surfaces with an inkjet machine. A demonstration of their work shows a screen being rolled up into the size of a pencil. On the other end of the spectrum, Siemens has demonstrated flexible displays that could reach the market next year. Potential uses include business cards, food cartons and medicine packaging.Growing businesses may be in on the ground floor of developing flexible display technologies, but even more businesses will be affected when these devices reach the wider market. Expect advertising uses to be among the first to hit the mainstream. Mahon sees the production costs coming down considerably as the manufacturing process improves: “Twenty years from now, [it will be hard to] imagine the day that a display wasn’t flexible.” December 1, 2006 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Martin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Photo: Ricky Martin Instagram Martin with one son. Photo: Ricky Martin, InstagramThe Livin’ la Vida Loca star has two children, twins Matteo and Valentino, who were born in 2008. Martin came out as gay the same year.He said that he wanted to persuade others to follow his example and not hide who they really were from the world. ’The sensitivity, the way I see now, that I don’t have to hide in any way shape or form.’Pop icon Martin. Photo: Ricky Martin, InstagramHe continued: ‘I see colors. And then you see the rainbow. I understand why the symbol is the rainbow. It’s just real. Everything is tangible. It makes me a stronger person.’Martin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Photo: Ricky Martin InstagramMartin played Antonio D’Amico, the long term partner of Italian fashion designer Versace in FXNetwork series The Assassination of Gianni Versace.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Pop icon Ricky Martin has told a US TV station that he wishes his two young children were gay and that it was a ‘very special thing’ to be gay. Martin on holiday with twin sons. Photo: Ricky Martin, InstagramMartin, who recently starred in the hit US drama The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Series, was talking to US celebrity TV programme ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers.During the interview Martin told the ABC host that he would relish the opportunity to be able to come out again.Martin wants to ‘come out’ as gay again’I wish I could come out again because it just felt amazing. And then after that, people coming to me and saying thank you so much for coming out. Because of you, I understand my father better. I understand my sister better. So it’s an important thing to do.’As Travers praised Martin for coming out to the world, Martin then says: ‘I don’t know, my kids are too young, but I wish they were gay. It is a very special thing.’center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Ricky Martin on getting ‘excited’ doing bed scene with male model in Versace showWhy Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ might not have come out if not for MadonnaGianni Versace’s lover slams Ricky Martin’s portrayal of him in American Crime StoryRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/i-wish-my-kids-were-gay-says-ricky-martin/last_img read more

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