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There were eight officers and 15 seafarers aboard the ship, which was built in 2002 and is capable of carrying 7,510 standard 20-foot containers.Seifert said the master of the ship was steering the vessel in the same direction as the wind, a manoeuvre intended to keep the flames from spreading to the rear of the ship, where the crew’s quarters are located.The ship was its way from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Halifax via the Suez Canal. A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard in Portsmouth, Va., said coast guard officials in Boston received a call for help early Friday. At the time, the ship was 1,800 kilometres southeast of Cape Cod, Mass. When the wind picked up to more than 20 kilometres per hour, the crew suspended fighting the blaze and retreated to safety, said company spokesman Tim Seifert. “We’re focused on the security of the crew,” Seifert said in an interview from Hamburg, Germany, where the company is based. “We’ve had quite a hefty weather change … That’s the reason why we had to suspend the firefighting procedures.”Seifert confirmed no one from the ship’s crew was injured, but he could not comment on the extent of damage. The international shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said the 320-metre Yantian Express was en route to Halifax on Thursday when a fire started inside a container on the ship’s forward deck and then spread to several other containers. A firefighting tugboat was dispatched late Friday to help extinguish a fire burning aboard a large container ship about 1,200 kilometres off Canada’s east coast, the Prince George Citizen website reported.The ship was on its way from Sri Lanka to Halifax when the fire broke. Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup said he couldn’t comment on the extent of damage to the vessel or the well-being of the crew.However, he confirmed that a cargo ship from the Netherlands, the MV Happy Ranger, was offering assistance.“The coast guard continues to monitor the situation and a Good Samaritan vessel is on scene at this time,” he said. read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

September 22, 2019 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head out the door.1. #GANGLAND CRIME: Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said Ireland’s criminal gangs should not expect to avail of the protection of the Gardaí. Speaking about the recent spate of gangland murders, Shatter said it was unrealistic to expect that Gardaí protect individuals “who are routinely trying to avoid the Garda so they can continue to engage in criminality”.2. #LEAKED: Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has said that the “context” to Róisín Shortall’s resignation, which was discussed in a leaked confidential email from the chairman of the party, was the need to ensure government stability. Separately, the Tánaiste’s car was egged during a protest in Dublin earlier today.3. #HOME HELP: The HSE has said it plans to cut €8 million from home help services in the next three months. The move, which will see around 450,000 hours of home help care cut, has been described as “chaotic and ham-fisted” by opposition politicians.4. #DISAPPEARANCE: Police in Wales have arrested 46-year-old Mark Bridger on suspicion of the murder of 5-year-old April Jones.5. #COVER BOY: Have you seen Enda Kenny on the cover of TIME magazine yet? The Taoiseach appears under the headline “The Celtic Comeback” with a front page that says: “Prime Minister Enda Kenny is rebuilding his country’s economy. What the rest of Europe can learn from him”.last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft présente Mango, son nouveau système d’exploitation pour smartphonesLe géant américain a présenté son tout nouveau système d’exploitation pour smartphones, Mango, cinq mois avant son lancement commercial.Fait plutôt inhabituel, Microsoft a annoncé la sortie de son prochain système d’exploitation pour smartphones, baptisé Mango, cinq mois avant sa commercialisation. Une annonce très anticipée afin de prendre la concurrence de vitesse, sur un secteur extrêmement concurrentiel. Mango offrira ainsi une intégration encore plus poussée des messageries avec les réseaux sociaux. Quant aux applications, leur développement sera ouvert dès mardi, annonce l’AFP.À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Mango sera disponible sous la forme d’une mise à jour gratuite pour tous les utilisateurs de Windows Phone 7, et fera également son apparition dans de nouveaux appareils produits par Samsung, LG et HTC, ainsi que par de nouveaux partenaires (Acer, Fujitsu et ZTE). Mais Mango sera surtout le fruit de la collaboration avec Nokia, le numéro un mondial de la téléphonie mobile. “Nous avons déjà (un appareil Nokia Mango) dans nos laboratoires aujourd’hui”, a d’ailleurs déclaré Andy Lees, responsable des téléphones chez Microsoft. Parmi les innovations de Mango, on retrouve donc des raccourcis entre le navigateur Internet et les applications, permettant par exemple d’aller directement sur l’application de librairie numérique Kindle. L’intégration des messageries et des réseaux sociaux sera aussi poussée afin d'”organiser les informations autour de la personne avec qui on veut communiquer, pas autour des applications qu’il faut utiliser”. Enfin, tous les smartphones équipés de Mango bénéficieront de toutes les versions les plus récentes de Microsoft, notamment Office et le navigateur Internet Explorer 9.Le 25 mai 2011 à 12:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgUn robot serpent pour assurer la sécurité des centrales nucléairesLa société britannique, OC Robotics a mis au point une série de robots en forme de serpents. Outre leur aspect quelque peu loufoque, ces machines articulées s’avèrent extrêmement utiles pour effectuer des travaux de maintenance notamment au sein de centrales nucléaires. Se mouvoir dans des espaces confinés pour assumer des tâches trop difficiles ou dangereuses pour l’homme : tel est l’objectif de la gamme de robots développée par la firme britannique OC Robotics. Baptisées ”snake-arm robots”, ces machines articulées en forme de serpent ont été pensées pour se déplacer dans toutes les directions après s’être faufilées dans un orifice de leur taille (entre 40 à 150 millimètres de diamètre).Le directeur en charge de la gestion du projet Rob Buckingham et le directeur technique Andrew Graham n’en sont pas à leur premier coup d’essai. Leur premier prototype mis au point en 2001 à Bristol, en Angleterre a depuis été perfectionné au rythme du temps et des avancées de la technologie.Rob Buckingham explique à la CNN les étapes qui ont conduit à la naissance d’un tel dispositif : “le défi technique était avant tout de trouver un moyen de canaliser l’énergie de ces bras articulés”. Partant du modèle humain, les chercheurs ont mis au point une structure fonctionnant comme un empilement de vertèbres reliées entre elles au moyen de câbles en acier. Cette configuration permet ainsi une gestion indépendante des tronçons du serpent mécanique, lui permettant d’effectuer des mouvements sinueux. À lire aussi”L’ère du poulet”, infarctus de Noël et cheveux roux, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 14 décembreUne gamme d’outils pour effectuer des réparationsLe contrôle de la machine se fait par un opérateur humain qui utilise un simple écran d’ordinateur et d’une console de commande simplifiée imaginée comme la manette d’un jeu vidéo. Les robots disposent en outre d’une série d’outils installés selon les tâches devant être accomplies. Ce panel comprend notamment une caméra de contrôle, mais aussi une perceuse, une encolleuse, une soudeuse, une visseuse et un préhenseur. L’ambitieux projet commence aujourd’hui à porter ses fruits et les clients se pressent pour pouvoir bénéficier des services de ces robots serpents. Les dispositifs ont déjà été utilisés pour effectuer des réparations au sein d’une centrale nucléaire de Suède et une inspection de sécurité sur une centrale canadienne. Un de ces robots a par ailleurs été offert aux gérants de la centrale de Fukushima Daiichi au Japon pour les aider à effectuer des opérations de réparation et de nettoyage, même si celui-ci n’a, pour l’heure, pas encore été utilisé.Découvrez en images ces surprenants robots serpent (lien non disponible) sur MaxisciencesLe 1 décembre 2011 à 16:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sportsmen to get better Buoy 10 salmon season

September 19, 2019 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_img Anglers in the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season in the Columbia River estuary will get to keep wild chinook seven days a week in 2017.Washington and Oregon announced on Tuesday the highlights of the 2017 ocean and Columbia River summer and fall salmon seasons. This year, there will not be a repeat of 2016 when Buoy 10 sportsmen had to release unmarked chinook on Sundays and Mondays.Angling effort on those two days dropped precipitously as only a relatively small percentage of fall chinook salmon in the estuary are fin-clipped hatchery fish.Buoy 10 is the name given to the 16 miles between red buoy No. 10 at the mouth of the Columbia and a line between Tongue Point in Oregon and Rocky Point in Washington.The season will be Aug. 1 through Labor Day (Sept. 4) with a daily limit of two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook. The daily limit at Buoy 10 from Sept. 5 through 30 will be two hatchery coho, but all chinook must be released. Buoy 10 fishing area at Columbia River mouthlast_img read more

first_imgDeputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden (center) tours Ghana’s largest feed mill with U.S. soybean grower leaders and Akate Feed Mill manager. The group examines bags of U.S. soybean meal used at the facility.U.S. soybean grower leaders spent this week in Ghana learning about trade relationships and the local poultry sector.American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, Bill Wykes (IL), Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Chairman David Lueck and Illinois Soybean Association Chairman Daryl Cates participated in the Agribusiness Trade Mission in Accra, Ghana hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The trade contacts met with representatives from six African countries and traveled with the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden to the Kumasi region to visit agribusinesses including a feedmill tour. While in Kumasi, the delegation met with representatives from national and regional poultry producers associations. They discussed the launch of the USDA Food for Progress Initiative to help enhance the value chain in Ghana’s poultry farming industry.USDA recently signed a contract with ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program for $15 million over 5 years to strengthen the feed and poultry sectors in Ghana the program: AMPLIFIES Ghana, among other objectives. Wykes and Cates also serve on the WISHH Committee.last_img read more

first_imgAnand Ahuja and Sonam KapoorInstagramSonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja celebrate their first wedding anniversary on May 8. The actress and the businessman had got married on May 8, 2018, after dating each other for some time. On the occasion of their first wedding anniversary, Anand Ahuja shared two emotional posts for his pretty wife. “Today we celebrate not only 1 year of marriage but 3 years of being “boyfriend-girlfriend”,” said Anand Ahuja in one of his posts.Not only that, Sonam Kapoor’s immediate family members and some close friends congratulated the couple with intimate posts and rare pictures shared on social media. The lovely Sonam Kapoor has been resharing these on her Instagram stories, happy as a young bride.Anand Ahuja shared a lovely picture of Sonam and him walking hand-in-hand when they were dating. He said, “For a long time, this was my favourite pic of us … it was 3 months of being together and now it’s been 3 years! You were my “girlfriend” then and when we got married last year, you ALSO became my wife. Today we celebrate not only 1 year of marriage but 3 years of being “boyfriend-girlfriend”.” Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja when they were dating.Instagram / Anand AhujaIn the earlier post, Anand Ahuja shared an album of “shoefies” that is pictures of Sonam and his shoes. He explained, “Some of my favorite #shoefies w my (scroll to see our first one ever) … I love posting these not because I love shoes (and you KNOW I love shoes) but because the idea of looking down reminds me to stay present, grounded and most importantly grateful! I could tell you exactly where we were and what we were feeling at the time I took these…. Today, to reflect on 1 year of marriage and 3 years being together – nothing could be more of a blessing than to have your life partner be your best friend and also be the person that is supportive but pushes you to be better… to be the person that is unconditionally loving but will tell you when you’re wrong … and to be the person that will lead you into and through your fears – not allowing you to run away from them. Happy Anniversary to my ♥️ @sonamkapoor .. you’re my guiding star! ⭐…#everydayphenomenal !” Well, we all know how much he loves shoes!”Sonam Kapoor’s parents Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, her siblings Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor, her uncle and aunt Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor, as also Rhea’s boyfriend Karan Boolani, all shared special pictures of Sonam and Anand on their first wedding anniversary. Take a look! Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor photo by Maheep Kapoor.InstagramMaheep Kapoor shared the loveliest black and white photo of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, with the message, “Happy anniversary my cuties ❤️❤️❤️ #CheersToYouTwo #Love&HappinessAlways xox”.Anil Kapoor shared two awesome pictures of Sonam and Anand, saying, “It’s been such a fantastic year for you both, and if it’s any indication of the life to come, you have so much love, happiness, success (and shoes) to look forward to! Happy Anniversary @anandahuja@sonamkapoor ! Love you both! Keep making #everydayphenomenal”. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja photo by Anil Kapoor.InstagramPost marriage, Sonam Kapoor has not stopped working and appeared in Sanju and Veere Di Wedding in 2018, with Padman releasing before her wedding. The 33-year-old actress juggles her time between Mumbai, Delhi and London to spend time with her husband.Sonam Kapoor will be seen next in The Zoya Factor, a movie based on the book of the same name by Anuja Chauhan. On the occasion of her wedding anniversary, take a look at some more of the pictures shared by family members.last_img read more

AL team meets Indias Congress leadership

September 3, 2019 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_imgAwami League presidium member and former food minister Abdur Razzaque shaking hand with former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: UNBA three-member delegation of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) attended the plenary session of the Indian Congress in New Delhi on Saturday, reports news agency UNB.The delegation members were AL presidium member and former food minister Abdur Razzaque, former foreign minister Dr Dipu Moni and AL assistant office secretary Biplob Barua.They also met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi on the sidelines of the plenary session at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.The meeting began at 12:00 noon and was attended among others by former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, a source in New Delhi said.last_img read more

first_img– / 4It’s one of the most expensive road projects ever in Texas with a price tag of $2.5 billion. That’s the widening of U.S. 290 from the 610 Loop to Waller County.Project spokesman Mike Zientek said the project has had its challenges, considering they’ve had to keep traffic moving through construction zones while that work is taking place. 00:00 /00:58 X “In a way it’s like being in your house and living there while it’s being completely remodeled,” said Zientek.But after years of detours and lane closures that work is almost finished. Zientek said they’re still on target for completing the main lane work at the end of the year.“We know it can be tough,” said Zientek. “Construction’s difficult. There is a lot of construction all over our area. And in a sense it’s a good thing because that means you’ve got growth. You’ve got people moving here.”The project includes the widening of U.S. 290 to five lanes in each direction between the 610 Loop to Highway 6. There will be four lanes each way from Highway 6 to the Grand Parkway. From there you’ll have three lanes on each side between the Grand Parkway and FM 2920 in Waller.As for what’s happening right now, Zientek said work is still underway along much of the corridor. Crews are busy at the 610 Loop and on the 290 westbound lanes between the Loop and Dacoma. They’ve also been focused on reopening the FM 529 westbound entrance just outside the Beltway.On the other end of the project, Zientek said construction is substantially complete between the Grand Parkway and Waller.Now there is one part of the project that won’t be finished at year’s end, and that’s bridge work at Highway 6 and FM 1960. Zientek said the bridge should be completed in 2019. center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

first_imgHere’s the current 2018 NewFronts New York lineup for April 30-May 4 (with changes highlighted in bold italics): The shortened 2018 Digital Content NewFronts is getting a reshuffle less than two weeks before the annual online-ad pitchfest kicks off.Univision’s Fusion Media Group and social-video network Jukin Media have pulled out of the NewFronts.Meanwhile, Vice Media is now in the lineup, slated to present Friday, May 4, from 3-5 p.m. Newly appointed Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc and Dominique Delport, chief revenue officer/head of international, are among the execs slated to attend the session at Tribeca’s Spring Studios. Last year, the millennial-skewing media company took the final Friday spot in the first week; then-CEO Shane Smith skipped the event, which featured a boxing match between an exec and the host of one of Viceland’s shows.Jukin Media exited the NewFronts in New York after deciding that it would instead participate in the first-ever L.A. NewFronts later this year. “Our viewership and reach have never been stronger… and we look forward to presenting in the fall,” a Jukin rep said. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 A rep for Fusion Media Group said parent company Univision decided to integrate the FMG brands — which include the former Gawker sites, the Onion — into one overall session rather than having a standalone NewFronts event. Univision is holding a two-day “experiential event” May 14-15 at Spring Studios.It’s been a turbulent time for Fusion Media Group, as well as Univision, which last week laid off 150 employees. Raju Narisetti, CEO of FMG’s Gizmodo Media Group, said last week he was departing, a month after Fusion Media Group CEO Felipe Holguin and president and chief content officer Daniel Eilemberg left the company. In addition, Univision CEO Randy Falco announced plans to retire a day after the media company scrapped IPO plans.The NewFronts schedule changes come after the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the trade group that runs the NewFronts, announced earlier this year that it was truncating the New York series to one week (instead of two). At the same time, it set tentative plans for a second NewFronts run in Los Angeles in the fourth quarter of 2018.Currently, there are 18 presentations planned for the NewFronts in New York, down from 35 in 2017. That includes an additional session hosted by consulting firm MediaLink on Monday, April 30 — an early 7:30-8:30 a.m. presentation to kick of the week.In addition, Viacom last month joined the NewFronts lineup, hosting its first-ever presentation to be held on April 30 from 3-5 p.m. at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.Founded in 2012, the NewFronts ostensibly are patterned on the TV industry’s upfronts events for Madison Avenue buyers to book advertising for the fall season. In reality, while some NewFronts companies say they transact real business out of their events, they’ve been more of an opportunity for online-video players to share their overall positioning and strategies for marketers — and woo them with free food and drink.Last year, several companies bowed out of the NewFronts, including BuzzFeed, Fullscreen Media, Yahoo and Warner Bros. Digital Networks. New presenters in 2017 included Twitter, BBC and MediaLink, each of which are back again this year. Afternoon(3-5 PM)ViacomCondé NastRefinery29DigitasLBi (2-5 PM)Vice Media Evening(6-8 PM)TwitterVerizon’s Oath—YouTube—center_img Popular on Variety Lunch(12-2 PM)BBC NewsStudio71 (new date)ESPNGroup Nine Media (11:30-1:30)— Breakfast(9-11 AM)The New York TimesDisney Digital NetworkHuluMeredithIAB NewFronts Insights Breakfast Monday, April 30Tuesday, May 1Wednesday, May 2Thursday, May 3Friday, May 4last_img read more

first_imgThe impressive fictional word of Westeros has taken the drama genre by storm. Its popularity is incomparable to any other T.V. show out there today. One question that’s been brewing from the beginning is just where George R. R. Martin and his screen adaptation writers get their inspiration. Surely they can’t have made all this up?Season 8Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke.photo: Helen Sloane/HBOWell, it turns out they didn’t. While some people speculate about storylines borrowed from Shakespeare’s plays, a number of elements in Game of Thrones come directly from real episodes in history.We’ll start from the beginning and explore, chronologically, some notable parallels between Earth’s real history and the fictional history of Westeros.Ramsay Bolton’s Torture Tactics are Not NewsIwan Rheon as Gordon Ramsey Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBOThe creepy obsession with mutilation exhibited by Ramsay Bolton is nothing new to world history. For centuries, humans have resorted to obscene violence for the sake of interrogation or retaliation.King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (668 – 627 BC) once allegedly threaded a dog chain through an enemy king’s jaw and forced him to live in a dog kennel. Even closer to Bolton’s sick expertise is the act of flaying, or skinning.Detail of a stone monument of Ashurbanipal as a basket-bearer. 668-655 BC. From the temple of Nabu at Borsippa, Iraq, currently housed in the British Museum Photo by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) CC BY-SA 4.0In the second century, the Romans flayed Rabbi Akiva for teaching the Torah and in 1199, Pierre Basile was flayed by the English for assassinating King Richard I. We can only hope they didn’t enjoy it as much as Bolton.The Wall Exists in Real Life – in Scotland!The Wall Season 7 Photo by Photo courtesy of HBOIn 122 AD, Hadrian’s Wall was built at the extreme northern limit of the Roman empire over speculation and fear of the “barbarous” settlements on the other side of the wall. The Wall in Game of Thrones is a recreation of the smaller, Roman version.In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Martin recollects a trip to the real life wall in 1981, saying “It was the sense of this barrier against dark forces — it planted something in me.Hadrian’s Wall and Walltown Crags near Greenhead in Northumberland.But when you write fantasy, everything is bigger and more colorful, so I took the Wall and made it three times as long and 700 feet high, and made it out of ice.” Scotland isn’t nearly as cold Martin’s fictional north, but the resemblance is uncanny.Wildfire Came From the GreeksPhoto: courtesy of HBOThough Greek fire is a tad less magical than wildfire, its use in the Siege of Constantinople in 717 AD is shockingly similar to the latter’s use in the Battle of the Blackwater.Stannis Baratheon employed alchemy in an attempt to take King’s Landing in Westeros and the Umayyad navy made use of one of the earliest known versions of a flamethrower in an attempt to take Constantinople in the Byzantine Empire.Both aggressors — fictional and historical — lost their respective sieges, leaving the victimized kingdoms standing strong. It’s hard to decide what’s cooler: magical inextinguishable fire, or the existence of flamethrowers in the 8th century.Dinner With an Extra Helping of DeathPhoto Courtesy: Helen Sloan/HBOAlong with advanced torture tactics and avant-garde weapons, the bloodiness of the Red Wedding is not part of Martin’s obscene imagination — thankfully for his therapist. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he admits that he was inspired by another equally deceptive dinner in history.Bothwell Castle, a seat of the Black Douglases from 1362 to 1455Though there were only two casualties, the Black Dinner of 1440 was held under the guise of a peace offering and resulted in death. Brothers of the Douglas clan were invited to dine with the King of Scotland, but upon arrival they were served an omen: a black bull’s head.The two were immediately put on “trial”, and beheaded before dessert. Considerably less messy than the 15,000 casualties in the Riverlands, the Black Dinner was nonetheless shockingly deceptive behavior.Why Lannister is Easily Mixed Up with LancasterPhoto Courtesy: Helen Sloan/HBOIn an all-encompassing parallel, Martin doesn’t hesitate to admit that the entire series was based on the War of the Roses. Before Game of Thrones, he had considered writing a novel about the war. “But the problem with straight historical fiction is you know what’s going to happen,” he said in Rolling Stone.“I wanted to make it more unexpected, bring in some more twists and turns.” In the 1400s, the York and Lancaster families spent over 30 years fighting over the throne of England.Wars of the RosesIn Westeros, the Stark and the Lannister families (and Baratheon and Targaryen and Tully and Arryn and Tyrell …) do the same. Martin told The Guardian, “My model for this was the four-volume History of the Plantagenets that Thomas B. Costain wrote in the ‘50s.”From this select time in history alone he garnered enough ideas and inspiration for the love, lust, and lore that exists in Westeros.Winter Already CamePhoto Courtesy: Helen Sloane/HBOIt’s the infamous Game of Thrones tagline that rounds up these historical inspirations. In history, the Medieval Warm Period had kept the Earth unseasonably warm for almost three centuries.But in the 13th century, cold weather began to set in. Starting around 1275, plants began to die out because of plummeting temperatures. Glaciers began to spread. Famine struck Europe in the early 14th century, and major rivers and lakes froze over. Sound familiar? Winter, indeed, had come to the world.Photo Courtesy: Helen Sloane/HBOIt lasted for approximately 500 years, setting a record temperature low in 1650. It doesn’t seem so far fetched now, when considering the fact that winter lasts for generations in Westeros.Read another story from us: The mythology behind Game of Thrones White WalkersWhile his written and televised Game of Thrones may be an imaginative masterpiece, Martin’s creation is not unparalleled. In fact, the series falls in line with many memorable events throughout our own history, supporting the theory that there is no original idea.last_img read more

first_imgApache Spark team has revealed a new venture during a keynote at Spark AI Summit called Project Hydrogen. This new project focuses on eliminating the obstacles faced by organizations from using Spark with various deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow and MxNet. The rise of Apache Spark is quite evident from the fact it is one of the highly accepted platforms for big data processing even outperforming other big data frameworks like Hadoop. It has shown a significant growth in the big data field. Due to its excellent functionalities and services, Apache Spark is one of the most used big data unified framework for carrying out data processing, SQL querying, real-time streaming analytics, and machine learning. If you want to understand why Apache Spark is gaining popularity, you can check out our interview with Romeo Kienzler, Chief Data Scientist in the IBM Watson IoT worldwide team. What are the current limitations of Apache Spark? Apache Spark works fine when you want to work in the big data field. However, the power of Spark’s single framework breaks down when one tries to use other third-party distributed machine learning or deep learning frameworks. Apache Spark has its own machine learning library called Spark MLlib, which provides noteworthy machine learning functionalities. However looking at the rate of development and research in the machine learning and artificial intelligence domain, data scientists and machine learning practitioners want to explore the power of leading deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Keras, MxNet, Caffe2, and more. The problem is, Apache Spark and deep learning frameworks don’t play well together. With growing requirement and advanced tasks, Spark users do want to combine Spark together with those frameworks in order to handle complex functionalities. However, the main problem is the incompatibility between the way how Spark scheduler works and other machine learning frameworks works. Do we have any in-house solutions? Basically, there are two possible options for combining Spark with other deep learning frameworks, Option 1 We will need to use two different clusters to carry out individual work. Source: Databricks – Spark AI Summit 2018 As you can see in the preceding image, we have two clusters. All the data processing work which includes data prep, data cleansing and more can be performed in the Spark cluster, the final result is shared to a storage repository (HDFS or S3). The second cluster which is running the distributed machine learning framework can read the data stored in the repository, This architecture no more follows a unified nature. One of the core challenges faced is handling these two disparate systems separately since you need to understand how each system work. Each cluster might follow different debugging schemes, different log files, thus making it very difficult to operate. Option 2 Some users have tried to tackle all the challenges faced in option 1 such as operational difficulties, debugging, testing challenges and more by implementing option 2. As you can see in the following image, here we have one cluster that runs both Spark and distributed machine learning frameworks. However, the result is not so convincing. The main problem with this approach is the inconsistency between how both systems work. There is a great difference between how Spark tasks are scheduled and how deep learning tasks are scheduled. In Spark environment, each job is divided into a number of subtasks that are independent of each other. However, deep learning frameworks use different scheduling schemes. Based on the job, they either use MPI or their own custom RPCs for doing communication. Here they assume complete coordination and dependency among their set of tasks. Source: Databricks – Spark AI Summit 2018 You can see clear signs of this approach when the tasks fail. For example, as shown in the following figure, in the Spark model, when any task fails, the Spark scheduler simply restarts the single task, and thus the entire job is fully recovered. However, in case of deep learning frameworks, because of complete dependency if any of the tasks fails all the tasks need to be launched again. Source: Databricks – Spark AI Summit 2018 The Solution: Project Hydrogen Project Hydrogen aims to solve all the challenges faced while using Spark and other deep learning frameworks together. It is positioned as a potential solution allowing all the data scientists to plug Spark with other deep learning frameworks. This project uses a new scheduling primitive called Gang scheduler. This primitive addresses the dependencies challenge introduced by the deep learning schedulers as shown in option 2. Source: Databricks – Spark AI Summit 2018 In gang scheduling, it has to schedule all or nothing which means it schedule all the tasks in one go or none of the tasks are scheduled at all. This measure will successfully handle the disparity between how both systems work. What’s next? Project Hydrogen API is not ready yet. We can expect them to be added to the core Apache Spark project later this year. The primary goal of this project is to embrace all distributed machine learning frameworks in the Spark ecosystem. Thus allowing every other framework to run as smoothly as Apache Spark’s machine learning library MLlib. Along with Spark support for deep learning frameworks, they are also working on speeding up the data exchanges, which often becomes a potential bottleneck while doing machine learning and deep learning tasks. In order to comfortably use FPGA or GPUs in your latest clusters, Spark is working closely with accelerators. Read more Apache Spark 2.3 now has native Kubernetes support! How to win Kaggle competition with Apache SparkML How to build a cold-start friendly content-based recommender using Apache Spark SQLlast_img read more

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia expelled two Syrian diplomats on Tuesday in response to last week’s massacre in Syria that left more than 100 people dead, mostly women and children.Charge d’Affaires Jawdat Ali, the most senior Syrian diplomat in Australia, and another diplomat from the Syrian Embassy were ordered to leave the country within 72 hours, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr told reporters. Carr said he expected other countries to do the same later Tuesday. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familycenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates “This is the most effective way we’ve got of sending a message of revulsion of what has happened in Syria,” Carr said.Friday’s massacre in Houla, a collection of farming villages in Homs province, was one of the deadliest single events in the 15-month-old uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s rule. The United Nations said 49 children and 34 women were among the 108 people killed.In a statement, Carr called the killings a “hideous and brutal crime” and said Australia would not engage with the Syrian government unless it abides by a U.N. cease-fire plan.The U.N. estimates 9,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in March 2011.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Sponsored Stories last_img read more

first_imgThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently announced the appointment of Gloria Guevara Manzo as their new President and CEO.Previously, she had served as Secretary Tourism for Mexico and CEO of the Mexican Tourism Board from 2010 to 2012, Minister in the cabinet of President Calderón. Prior to that, she worked for global distribution system Sabre where most recently she was CEO of Sabre Mexico, reporting to the board of directors of a joint venture between Aeroméxico, Mexicana and Sabre Holdings.Currently, she is Special Advisor on Government Affairs for the Centre on Health and the Global Environment at the School of Public Health, Harvard.Announcing Guevara’s appointment, Gerald Lawless, WTTC Chairman, said, “Gloria is a proven leader who is well known and well respected within the global Travel & Tourism sector. I am delighted that she will lead WTTC into the next phase of its development. With a career encompassing senior roles across the private sector, government and academia, she brings a unique combination of experience and expertise.”last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFollowing their win at the Meetings & Events Australia 2017 NSW Industry Awards in April, Get Global, the one-day MICE trade event dedicated to outbound product, has been awarded the Exhibition of the Year at the MEA National Awards in Adelaide at the beginning of May 2018.Among very tough competition, Get Global founders, Donna Kessler and Gary Bender commented on the win, “We would like to offer our congratulations to all the other nominees as well as MEA for running such a terrific national conference and awards night once again.”Putting their win down to “a lot of hard work and dedication from our amazing team of professionals,” Gary and Donna recognise that Get Global has disrupted the MICE trade event industry.“We really wanted to produce an event where the business needs of our global exhibitors and the time restraints of our buyers, were prioritised.  From the feedback we have received, and of course this win, we have definitely delivered on our aim.”“Australia is fortunate enough to host some of the best events in Australia and we have a rich history of exceptional trade exhibitions. Thanks to the support of local and national government we have built some of the best exhibition spaces in the world and with Get Global, we have been able to showcase one of the newest venues to our global exhibitors,” Gary concluded.With buyer registrations having opened in the first week of May 2018, and only a few months to prepare for the event, this is busy time for the Get Global team.Buyers can enjoy free registration to Get Global which also includes the Get Up & Go breakfast with renowned nutritionist, Lola Berry, entry to the cocktail function, the Inspiration Corner, as well as lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and barista coffee throughout the day.  With no pre-scheduled appointments or arrival time to commit too, buyers can be flexible throughout the day and make the most of the new and existing international products, arranged in geographical zones.To register, buyers simply need to visit the website.Get Global – Where the World Meets, will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on 20 Friday July, 2018. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgAthletes, entertainers rush to support bullied Tennessee boy by The Associated Press Posted Dec 10, 2017 2:22 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee woman’s video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post Friday she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch.In the video, Keaton said other students call him ugly, make fun of his nose and tell him he has no friends. He said milk was poured on him and ham was put down his clothes.“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Keaton said. “What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK.“People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”The video had more than 18 million views as of Sunday, and a crowdsourcing page for Keaton’s future education had raised more than $29,000.“We all know how it feels to want to belong,” Jones said in her post, “but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.”On Twitter, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker invited the Jones family to an upcoming game, while University of Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd said he and several teammates plan to visit Keaton at school.Country music star Kelsea Ballerini tweeted that the next time she comes home to her native Knoxville, she wants to be with Keaton to witness the bullies apologize.Retired race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. said on Twitter he wants Keaton to “add me to your long list of friends,” and Snoop Dogg said on Instagram that Keaton “has a friend for life” and that “love is the only way to beat hate.”last_img read more

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U. “‘Gold’ is all about me trying to figure out what success means to me verses other people, they own it and benefit from its prosperity Executives are agents who are hired by the principals to work on their behalf The principal-agent problem occurs because the agents have an inherent incentive to optimize activities and resources for themselves rather than for their principals … Jensen and Meckling argued that when executives squander firm resources to feather their own nests the result is both bad for shareholders and wasteful for the economy Instead the theory goes the singular goal of a company should be to maximize the return to shareholders To achieve that goal the company must give executives a compelling reason to place shareholder value maximization ahead of their own nest-feathering Rather than perpetuating an environment in which shareholders would continue to be blame CEOs for low share prices and inferior performance Jensen and Meckling felt a far better outcome for all would be to align their interests Executives should maximize shareholder value and be appropriately enriched for doing so Conversely if a company stumbled shareholders and executives would lose together Jensen and Meckling werent the only ones expressing this sentiment Early 1980s corporate raiders Victor Posner T Boone Pickens Carl Icahn and others were aggressively enforcing the alignment of CEO and shareholder interests So too was the Delaware Chancery Court In a landmark decision precipitated by a hostile bid by investor Ron Perelman for the cosmetics company Revlon the Chancery Court dramatically narrowed the factors corporate boards could consider when weighing merger offers Thanks to the “Revlon Rule” maximizing shareholder value became the most important if not only criteria For incumbent CEOs a high stock price meant job security With changes in compensation strategy aimed at better aligning shareholder and executive interests high stock prices also meant substantially larger financial rewardespecially as companies turned to larger and larger stock awards and stock option grants Not surprisingly executives once fearful of the change in alignment not only saw the personal financial benefits but then sought to maximize them Since the 2008 banking crisis this has been especially the case Over the past seven years corporate executives have taken share repurchases corporate restructurings and "fancy footwork""complicated financial machinations that improve [a companys] financial underpinnings"to extremes Aided by central bank-driven record low interest rates and abetted by Wall Street investment bankers tax consultants historically liberal accounting for acquisitions not to mention the reappearance of corporate raiders like Icahn maximizing shareholder value has morphed from an accepted business norm to a CEO and corporate board obsession Every revenue expense and balance sheet line has been targeted for maximization The result is that despite an anemic economic recovery corporate profit margins are now at record highs as too is the stock market Ironically though current conditions have fostered a new principal-agent problem As agents of our national economy shareholders and executives have failed US voters Shareholders have feathered their nests at the expense of domestic jobs and higher wages and benefits Shareholders have gained while everyone else seemingly has lost Now I recognize that what I just wrote isnt entirely true but when it comes to human behavior we dont act on facts We act based on our level of confidence It is our confidence-driven perceptions of the facts whether true or not that matter And when confidence is weak "zero sum thinking" takes hold When we feel bad we believe that someone else gained at our expense In the late 1970s the perception was that corporate executives had failed shareholders Today we are nearing the tipping point at which shareholders will be blamed for the current plight of middle class American families and communities A recent Harvard University survey polled young adults between ages 18 and 29 found that 51% of respondents do not support capitalism As a Washington Post article on the study highlights when many millennials use the word “capitalism” it’s often to complain about “crony capitalism” In the same way that young voters are rebelling against the political establishment they are opposed to the current business establishment too That anti-establishment sentiment is running high certainly fits current social mood Gallup reported in April that economic confidence is especially weak and more than 60% of Americans believe that the economy is getting worse While policymakers and business leaders may wish otherwise todays economic statistics and stock market indices dont reflect the average Americans current human condition I can easily foresee American voterson both sides of the aisletargeting corporate shareholders today The divide between owners of capital and employees of capital (aka voters) has grown too large If history holds just as we saw coming out of the 1970s there is likely to be a new business model that arises from this While it is too soon to know specifically what that model is it likely will seek to eliminate the current voter-shareholder principal-agent problem In the best case scenario this could occur through higher corporate taxes and higher domestic wages The worst case would be some form of socialization/nationalization The severity of the social mood decline will ultimately determine how voter and shareholder interests are aligned Weak social mood re-forms our economic political and cultural norms The turbulent 1970s launched an era in which maximizing shareholder value became the norm If history holds todays turbulence will push the pendulum aggressively back in the other direction Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsRichard Verma was announced as the new US ambassador to India on Thursday according to a statement from the White House Verma a former State Department official will be the first Indian American to hold the post once he is confirmed by Congress He has been associated with the Obama Administration since 2008 serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs under Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2011 and is currently a senior counselor at law firm Steptoe & Johnson as well as the Albright Stonebridge Group Vermas appointment comes just before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit on Sept 29 as Obama attempts to strengthen Indo-US ties to counterbalance to Chinas growing power Modi was denied a US visa in 2005 as chief minister of Gujarat three years after communal riots killed over 1000 people in his state The previous ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigned last year amid a controversy over the treatment of Indian diplomat Devayani Khobragade who was reportedly arrested and strip-searched in New York City after being accused of underpaying a domestic worker and perpetrating visa fraud Verma will not be confirmed before November however as lawmakers begin campaigning for the Nov 4 congressional elections over the next six weeks Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishiiyengar@timeasiacom Minnesota Gov. 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” “APC is a party where only a person who has something to hide goes there and become a saint immediately. Chief Bode George, Hollande made the promise in a goodwill message at the International Conference hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan to mark the Nigeria’s centenary. lets hope it doesnt come into the warmer shallow water close to the shore when people are on the beaches in the summer. Amnesty International (AI).

which has undermined a lot of the work that researchers have been doing. But that changed this past summer, Corker had long softened any public criticism of Trump or his administration with carefully worded praise. Write to Casey Quackenbush at casey. Published by the Christian Education Service, Queen Elizabeth II rides her horse in Windsor Great Park with President Ronald Reagan in the United Kingdom in 1982. Philippe Lopez—AFP/Getty Images A local resident breaks through police lines and attempts to reach the pro-democracy tent on Oct. Reuters Aboubakar, laughing.7 million.

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But Sherry barely registers in the photos — it’s all,S. according to the National Weather Service The temperatures will feel more like January than November “When a typhoon curves away from Asia it causes the jet stream farther to the east across the Pacific and into North America to buckle days later” AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Anderson told USA Today Snow will hit the northern parts of the Midwest the Plains and the Rockies Cities such as Chicago and St Louis will see temperatures reach highs in the 30s And while the East Coast and the South could get their fair share of cold temperatures too this weather pattern will bring some bursts of warm air to the West Write to Nolan Feeney at nolanfeeney@timecomAt every position there’s a battle to make the lineup as well as battles to earn ice time And today will be the first real chance for the coaching staff to assess the players in game actionHere are four storylines to follow tonight:1 Who will play centerThe coaches have penciled in Mark MacMillan as one of the likely centers for this season The junior forward played up the middle to end last year and did a solid job thereAfter MacMillan it’s anybody’s guess who will end up at centerUND has several candidates to play there including Rocco Grimaldi Luke Johnson Colten St Clair Stephane Pattyn and Adam Tambellini but time will tell who earns those spots Four players will get to audition today2 Deep D-menUND is expected to dress eight defenseman for today’s exhibition Come Friday’s season-opener against Vermont that number will likely be sixTonight’s game provides a chance for the players to earn a spot in that top sixThe exhibition will be the first audition for four touted rookies – United States Hockey League defenseman of the year Paul LaDue British Columbia Hockey League defenseman of the year Troy Stecher and National Team Development Program alums Keaton Thompson and Gage AusmusThe returning defenders are Dillon Simpson Nick Mattson Jordan Schmaltz and Andrew Panzarella3 Goaltending consistencyExpect to see both senior Clarke Saunders and sophomore Zane Gothberg in the net todayLast season both showed the ability to steal a game However both also had some frustrating moments along the way If Saunders and Gothberg improve their consistency level goaltending could become the team’s biggest strength this seasonWill one of them be able to make a statement today4 Breakout playersIn UND’s quest to replace the offense of departed seniors Danny Kristo and Corban Knight it would be a big help of UND received some production from an unexpected sourceThere are a handful of players who have the potential to increase scoring production this season like Michael Parks Brendan O’Donnell and Bryn ChyzykCall Schlossman at (701) 780-1129; (800) 477-6572 ext 1129; or send e-mail to bschlossman@gfheraldcomThe Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has explained why it pays ‘subsidy’ on petrol without appropriation from the National Assembly Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company PPMC an NNPC arm Umar Ajiya said the NNPC Act is a law on its own which the corporation implements with or without the National Assembly Ajiya told Channels Television on Friday that the NNPC has the right to run its finances independently He admitted that the corporation has been paying N26 due to differentials in land landing cost and approved selling price but declined to tag it subsidy “For us it’s not a question of subsidy we don’t know about subsidy It was not budgeted for but the act establishing us the National Assembly knows clearly that in that same act there is a provision that we can run our operation and recover our cost fully “There is a difference between the landing cost and the price we are selling but what we are saying is that is part of our core structure “The NNPC act is a law on itself and the National Assembly is the one responsible for enacting laws so if there is any remedy or solution; as one of the senators the issue is look into the Act establishing these entities; NNPCCBN etc” The PPMC boss attributed the recent fuel queues to poor transportation system in the country which has hampered smooth circulation of products and dubious purchase in major cities He said “For the last one week there is no blessed day that trucks do not fall off the road between Jebba and Mokwa and this is the link way where these products are brought from the depot especially from the south to the north especially Abuja “We had to mobilise to do palliative repairs and pull off the trucks to ensure that trucks move On top of that the channels from which we transport these products from the ships offshore Lagos to Warri was blocked by another vessel We equally have to mobilise together with the owner of the vessel to try to remove that ship That channel has not been dredged for a long time “Two there is an issue of capacity to regulate effectively the price cap DPR is trying its best but what is happening is that in the major cities of this country where you have the major marketers and also the mega stations of NNPC people get the fuel for N145 but when you go to the outskirts of the city it is sold beyond that price and as such motorists come into the city early morning to queue up and late in the evening refuel their gas and go back It reached a stage that the taxi drivers have now found a very lucrative job of buying the fuel in the city and going back to the outskirts to sell at high price” He was however quick to add that these problems were inherited from previous administrations “These are consequences of inherited state of infrastructure we are living with The administration also inherited an empty treasury So we couldn’t overnight repair all these roads” who was a minister in the UPA-I government, “Ronald Reagan would be appalled by the tone of this campaign,co/pMlJxKafBw #ArethaFranklinFuneral #ArethaHomegoing- Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) August 31, Ramsey," "We’re really being good to people, and saying, with about 45, Credit: Getty Now.

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