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December 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAt half the weight of the original stabilizer, the Ronin-M is a welcomed upgrade to the Ronin.Aside from amazing new camera announcements, NAB 2015 is also a great place to find new accessories to go along with those new cameras. One of the most exciting new accessories to be released this year is the DJI Ronin-M, a sequel to their wildly successful Ronin gimbal stabilizer.The DJI Ronin-MAt less than half the weight of the Ronin, the Ronin-M is a fantastic motorized gimbal stabilizer designed to work with any camera less than 8lbs. The stabilizer offers about 6 hours of battery life which could be an issue if you’re on set for a long time.The Ronin-M has been designed to be more compact than the original Ronin, making it a better choice for lightweight cameras or tight shooting situations.The good people at News Shooter have created this awesome demo video from NAB 2015.If you want to see footage of the DJI Ronin-M in action, check out this quick teaser trailer for Lifted, a short film that will be released Friday the 17th.Other notable specs for the DJI Ronin-M include:Fully removable handlesTwo regulated 12V P-taps, one 500mAH full-size USB connector, and a DJI Lightbridge connectorQuick release system for the top handle allows users to mount the DJI Ronin-M easily to jibs, cranes, tripods, and many more.Solid, one-piece, magnesium camera-support frame provides extreme structural rigidity.Fully compatible with the optional DJI Ronin Thumb ControllerPricing and AvailabilityThe DJI Ronin M is expected to be priced below $2,000 and will be available for pre-order before the end of the month.What do you think about the new DJI Ronin-M? Will it integrate well with your current setup? Share your thoughts in the comments below.News courtesy of No Film School.last_img read more

November 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum asserted its dominance in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 97-74 decimation of Mapua to complete the first round sweep Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez anchored the Pirates with 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in their ninth straight win to remain unbeaten after the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul That early pullaway allowed Lyceum to distribute minutes among its third stringers, with Jeffrey Santos and Spencer Pretta pouring nine points each in the victory.“We’ll take this win,” said Robinson after the Pirates finally played the Cardinals in a game which has been postponed twice due to inclement weather.“It’s nice to come off a long break with a win. We made the most of the time that has been given to us. It’s a time for us to work on some things, time for the players to reflect on the first few games that we played. We know we still have a lot of room for improvement if we want to be one of the elite teams in the NCAA.”Christian Buñag topped Mapua (1-7) with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while JB Raflores had 16 markers and eight boards in the defeat.To add to the Cardinals’ woes Kim Magboo hurt his knee late in the first quarter leaving Atoy Co with only eight players at his disposal in the tiff against the top seed.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wilson Baltazar also notched 12 markers built on two triples.Coach Topex Robinson said that as gratifying as the 9-0 run was, the battle is only halfway done as it braces for the tougher duels in the second round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“As much as it’s ok, we still have nine more games to play and we have lots of things that we should work on, especially on our turnovers because it is still a problem for us,” he said.With Perez leading the charge, the Pirates jumped to a commanding 22-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, extending the lead to its biggest at 32, 78-46, with 1:49 left in the third period. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The Scores:LYCEUM 97 – Perez 18, Baltazar 12, Santos 9, Pretta 9, Tansingco 8, Jv. Marcelino 8, Nzeusseu 6, Jc. Marcelino 6, Ayaay 5, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 3, Caduyac 2, Sinco 2, Serrano 1.MAPUA 74 – Buñag 17, Raflores 16, Nieles 13, Gabo 10, Aguirre 8, Victoria 4, Orquina 4, Magboo 2, Jimenez 0.Quarters: 22-8, 52-34, 80-51, 97-74. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

November 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDuterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ LATEST STORIES It’s going to be offense versus defense Wednesday when Creamline and PetroGazz open their best-of-three series for the Philippine Volleyball League Open Conference title at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The 6 p.m. clash will feature the league’s best offense that cranks up an average of close to 35 kills a contest, against the Angels squad that normed more than two kill-blocks per set and received services with an efficiency rating of close to 45 percent.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Gold or green? Creamline looks stronger, tougher on paper with the likes of national team mainstays Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado.After sweeping the elims that saw them drop just five sets, the Cool Smashers crushed the Motolite side in their semis face-off to stretch their record win run to 18 with an eye of completing a first-ever 20-game sweep for a championship.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Priority legislation in the 18th Congress It will also be about revenge for the Cool Smashers and confirmation for the Angels, who denied Creamline in the Reinforced Conference finals in July.And there’s also this thing of Creamline completing the perfect tournament after sweeping the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Finals will be aired live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.Meanwhile, BanKo-Perlas and Motolite tangle in their best-of-three battle for third at 4 p.m.The long break should’ve given both teams ample time to polish their respective play patterns and toughen up on their reception and defensive plays. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

November 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he needs more time to build a team that can emulate the dominance in English football that former manager Alex Ferguson achieved during his time at the club.Mourinho took over from former manager Louis van Gaal last May and has seen mixed results with the former English Premier League (EPL) champions so far. (Also read: Manchester United to take up option to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract)The team has generally struggled to create goals with veteran Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic the main threat in their forwardline. The defence not exactly covered themselves in glory either.Of the 12 EPL goals that they have played so far this season, Manchester United have managed only 17 goals and have conceded 14. They currently lie at the sixth place in the EPL table with 19 points, nine behind current league leaders Chelsea.Mourinho, however, pointed out that Ferguson took four years to win his first major trophy in English football and insisted that it may take time for his managerial skills to have an impact at the club.Ferguson spent 26 years at Manchester United, during which he won 38 trophies, including 13 EPL titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League titles.”The best manager in the history of the Premier League needed a few years to build such a successful period. If the best needed that time, means that the others also need that time,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by the Independent on Wednesday.The former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager admitted that he is finding the going tough at Old Trafford, but insisted that he was prapared for the pressure of managing a big club.advertisement”The job is as difficult as I was expecting. I was not expecting the job was easy. I said that I wanted to try to win the EPL but at the same time I thought that was a risky approach with my words,” Mourinho said.”My words were not defensive with the risk. I knew it was going to be very difficult.”The 53-year-old, who has won the EPL twice with Chelsea, asserted that he wants to stay at Manchester United beyond his current three-year contract, but admitted that he will have to earn it by delivering results.”I am in the beginning of my contract. I am in the beginning of the process. Let’s go step by step,” he said..”If you ask me would I like to be successful in these three years, would I like to stay here for more time than these three years, then yes.”last_img read more

November 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgJamshedpur, Jul 29 (PTI) Tata Steel today paid homage to former Chairman of Tata Sons Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata on the occasion of his 113th birth anniversary.A short film on the life of the Bharat Ratna awardee and his passion for flying was screened at Sonari airport by Tata Steels Aviation department.On the occasion, an aero-modeling show was also organised there.Around 2000 children participated in a race organized by Tata Steels sports department. PTI BS NNlast_img

November 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img(EDS: REPEATING AFTER FIXING TYPO ERRORS) New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu will officially launch the Sports Ministrys much- awaited National Sports Talent Search Portal at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on August 28. Sports Minister Vijay Goel said the Vice President has given his consent to be the chief guest of the ceremony. “There have always been issues regarding fair selection of talented sports persons in the state, national and international levels for teams in various sporting disciplines in our country,” Goel said. “This has been a serious issue for our government and accordingly we took steps to evolve this portal, where every child who is talented in a particular sport or his teacher or parent can upload the sporting achievements of the child who is eight years of age,” he said. Goel said the achievements will be considered by the Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India while shortlisting the talented kids, who will then be called for trials at the nearest SAI Centre for final selection. The portal will provide a three step simple process for registration, profile creation and upload of achievements. Goel said around 1000 kids will be selected and they will receive scholarships of Rs 5 lakh per year for eight years. The portal will be available in English and other regional languages so that it is easier for any boy or girl who is talented in a particular sport to upload his or her achievements from any part of the country. The portal will also be available as App which can be downloaded on smartphones. Besides, the Sports Minister today also announced the first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav which will start from the Capital. The first stage of the Rural Games will be held in Alipur, Mehrauli, Nangloi, Najafgarh and Shahadara from August 28 to September 1. PTI SSC AH SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

October 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img India Today Web Desk WellingtonFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 17:44 IST India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI live stream: India will be hoping to finish the ODI series on a high in Wellington (AP Photo)What time does the 5th ODI between India vs New Zealand start?The fifth ODI between India and New Zealand starts at 7.30AM IST on February 3, Thursday at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.What TV channel and live stream is the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand be played?The 5th ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at Seddon Park in Wellington from 7.30AM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 5th ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 5th ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 5th ODI between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel AhmedNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Matt Henry.advertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow 5th ODIFollow Wellington ODIFollow India national cricket teamFollow Rohit Sharma India vs New Zealand 5th ODI cricket Live Streaming: Where and How to Watch IND vs NZ cricket matchIndia vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 5th ODI Live Streaming: After an eight-wicket thrashing in Hamilton on Thursday, India will be hoping to bounce back strong and take the series 4-1 in Wellington on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

October 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img The seminars to be carried out island wide from August 16 to 22 under the theme, “Retire is a process, not an event – Be prepared” Aimed at encouraging persons in the informal sector, to start planning for their retirement while working The Ministry of Labour and Social Security through the National Council for Senior Citizens officially launched its second annual series of retirement planning seminars at the Cardiff Hall Hotel in Runaway Bay, St. Ann on Thursday, August 15.The seminars to be carried out island wide from August 16 to 22 under the theme, “Retire is a process, not an event – Be prepared” are aimed at encouraging persons in the informal sector, to start planning for their retirement while working.It is expected that persons within the target group of 18 to 55 years will be educated during the seminars, to set and achieve realistic goals and objectives for the future.Addressing participants, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said that the seminars “represent the kind of conversations that the Ministry must continue to have with the society, if both the government and its social protection agencies are to remain relevant and effective in advancing the goals of nation-building’.He stressed that, “failing to plan for retirement is perhaps the biggest mistake any citizen of this country can make …with proper planning, the thousands of Jamaicans entering, passing through or having completed midlife, can look forward to a life of material and emotional stability”.Pointing to a study which was undertaken by the Mona Aging and Wellness Centre in 2012 entitled: ‘Aging in Jamaica today and the implications over a one year period’, Minister Kellier said it was discovered that globally persons 60 years and older represent eight per cent of the world’s population in 1950 and jumped to 10 per cent in 2000. This figure is projected to soar to 21 per cent by 2050.He further noted that the study indicated that in Jamaica, in particular, senior citizens now constitute some 11.3 per cent of the population and this is projected to rise to 25 per cent by 2050.“In addition to resulting factors from the above studies, we also need to recognize we are also living longer, which means that many of us will also have a longer period of retirement. Consequently, the issue of how to retire successfully need not delude us and have never been more pressing as the ‘baby boom’ generation evolves into the ‘retirement boom’ generation,” Mr. Kellier observed.He noted that many employees are starting to focus on the possible benefits of staying at work longer.“The seminars are to help Jamaicans facing retirement to ultimately plan for a rewarding, productive and emotionally fulfilling life,” Minister Kellier told participants. Story Highlights It is expected that persons within the target group of 18 to 55 yearslast_img read more

October 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNew Delhi: Overnight showers brought down the minimum temperature three notches below the season’s average to 23.5 degree Celsius on Thursday morning with more rainfall likely in rest of the day. All parts of the city received rain in the past 24 hours. Early morning showers slowed down vehicular traffic on many stretches with waterlogging reported from some low lying areas. The city received 12.1 mm rain in the past 24 hours, till 8.30 am. The day will remain generally cloudy and moderate rain is expected, said a MeT department officer. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered official for the city, received 12.1 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Palam, Ayanagar, Ridge and Lodhi Road observatories recorded 61 mm, 38.8 mm, 18.2 mm, and 18 mm of rainfall, respectively. Relative humidity was 93 per cent at 8.30 am. Maximum temperature is expected to be around 31 degrees Celsius. The city recorded a high of 31.7 degrees Celsius, and a minimum temperature of 24.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgCALGARY – Prospects are looking brighter in the Canadian oilpatch as commodity price increases drive higher profits and afford companies room to offer dividend hikes and share buybacks — but slumping stock prices show that the oil and gas sector remains in the penalty box with investors.It’s getting so bad that not even Canadian institutional investors can be convinced to buy Canadian energy company shares, says Grant Fagerheim, CEO of Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc.“We want to get Canada back, to be proud Canadians, to be proud producers of our own products and not be penalized for it,” said Fagerheim in an interview after returning from disappointing meetings with investors in New York last week.“The question we are continually asked, whenever I’m on the road, is, ‘Why would we invest in Canada right now, when there isn’t a consistent policy on energy or the economy?’ … Even the Canadian institutional investors are skeptical about investing in Canada.”Investors have been turned off by the lack of export pipeline space for oil and gas, Canada’s failure to match U.S. reductions in corporate taxes, higher personal taxes north of the border and numerous ongoing reviews and changes to provincial and federal regulatory systems that create uncertainty, he said.The pipeline capacity issue has grown worse since the Energy East pipeline to Eastern Canada was cancelled last year after the National Energy Board said it would use a tougher review process that would include looking at indirect emissions related to the pipeline, from production to end-use of the oil.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to the West Coast in 2016, but rejected Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat, B.C. Since then, the NDP government in B.C. and protesters have been trying to disrupt Trans Mountain construction.Whitecap’s story is typical of a sector that just can’t seem to do anything right these days.In November, it announced it would buy a stake in the Weyburn, Sask., CO2 enhanced recovery light oil project from Cenovus Energy Inc. for $940 million and, based on the predicted increase in revenue, would raise its dividend by five per cent.Its shares, which closed at $9.11 that day, fell as low as $7.48 in early March and closed at $7.99 on Friday — although the majority of financial analysts currently rate it as a “strong buy.”So far this year, the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index has fallen by almost 10 per cent, despite dividend increases and share buybacks by several of its 38 constituents, who represent the cream of the Canadian energy sector.The reward for dividend increases has been hit and miss. Shares in heavy oil giant Husky Energy Inc. and liquids-rich gas producer Tourmaline Oil Corp. have risen since they announced higher payouts to shareholders in early March.But shares in oilsands and refining company Suncor Energy Inc. have been little changed since it raised its dividend by 12.5 per cent on Feb. 7.The companies announcing share buybacks, which return cash to shareholders both directly by providing a buyer for their shares and indirectly by giving each remaining share a bigger equity stake in the company, have included Suncor, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Encana Corp., Birchcliff Energy Ltd. and Paramount Resources Ltd., among others.They say their shares are so inexpensive it’s cheaper to buy back their stock to improve performance per share than it is to grow the business by investing in finding and developing new sources of oil and gas.Analysts are left shrugging their shoulders.“It feels like a complete sense of apathy among investors — especially in Canada — and I have no doubt that a large portion of that is due to the pipeline issues,” said analyst Nick Lupick of AltaCorp Capital.“So some are taking the stance of, ‘Forget it, why bother? I’ll go elsewhere until they figure it out.’”He said the cheap stock prices will likely result in more mergers and acquisitions in the next 12-18 months.A report by analysts at CIBC concluded that “Canadian energy looks cheap, both from a historical and relative perspective,” adding Canadian producers are trading at cash flow multiples far below American rivals despite having generally better debt positions.“I think it is a report card on Canada,” said Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which has launched a campaign calling for lower taxes and fewer regulatory hurdles to restore competitiveness with the United States and other global producers.“I certainly hear back anecdotally from a very wide range of companies that are out trying to raise capital and the Canadian brand today is one where investors don’t see certainty, where they see layered-on costs, where they don’t see a clear path to market access and they’re voting with their dollars.“That’s why we see Canadian investments continually being downgraded.”Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies mentioned in this story: (TSX:WCP, TSX:CVE, TSX:HSE, TSX:SU, TSX:TOU)last_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgVANCOUVER – A killer whale has been rescued from some fishing gear off Vancouver Island, and one marine mammal specialist says the freed orca delighted his rescuers by putting on a show.Paul Cottrell with Fisheries and Oceans Canada says his team got a call early Thursday morning after a Salt Spring Island resident spotted a buoy being dragged around by a northeast Pacific transient killer whale .Rescuers from Vancouver went out to help and arrived to find the adult male orca caught in some commercial prawn-fishing gear.Cottrell says the team put some tension on the buoy the animal was attached to and the orca rolled out of the entanglement.Once the whale was free, it began to swim off, and Cottrell and his team followed to make sure it was completely free of the gear.He says the orca then began breaching and slapped the water with its tail several times.“It was quite a show he put on. Then he took off further north,” Cottrell said, noting that the reason for the display is unclear, but could have been due to the animal feeling relief.This isn’t the first time this particular whale — known as T077A — has been spotted getting into trouble.The animal has been spotted through the Strait of Georgia for many reasons, and has a “bad habit” of playing with floats and ropes, Cottrell said.Rescuing an orca is a dangerous job because the animals can weigh up to five tonnes and are very active.“The majority of the time, at least when I’ve been involved with entangled large whales, they don’t realize that you’re helping, so it’s very difficult,” Cottrell said.But this whale seemed calm and allowed rescuers to get close enough to assess the situation, he added.The animal didn’t seem to have any injuries as it swam away, but Cottrell said researchers will use drones and photos to keep an eye on his progress.A Fisheries and Oceans Canada hotline set up to help marine wildlife in distress off B.C.’s coast gets about 20 calls a year for entangled cetaceans, including killer whales.Cottrell said anyone who sees a whale in distress should call the number immediately.“If we know right away, we can get there and, hopefully, help the animal and do it in a timely manner,” he said.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAll full-time female faculty members at the University of Guelph will be getting a raise after a salary review found they were being paid less than their male colleagues.Charlotte Yates, the provost at the Ontario university, said the decision comes after crunching the numbers gathered through the review launched last year.The university will give a $2,050 raise to each faculty member who identifies as female or non-male, she said. That represents more than 300 tenured, tenure-track and contract faculty.“It’s important for me that people who are doing the same job should be compensated equitably,” Yates said. “I’m excited and happy to be able to make the correction.”The raises began on June 1, she said, but faculty were notified of the change on Tuesday.Yates said the school performed a robust statistical analysis taking into account a wide variety of factors including gender, age, experience, hiring date and some performance data. The results showed female faculty were being underpaid compared to their male colleagues.“Even if the dollar amount is not large, it’s a recognition of the importance and commitment we have to equity,” Yates said of the raise, adding that the university also needs to offer competitive salaries to recruit and retain talent, something that’s harder to do if inequities exist.The school’s review, Yates said, is indicative of larger inequity issues between the sexes.“It reminds us that a lot of inequities are deeply systemic,” she said.“It’s not necessarily done intentionally, but it creeps in and is cumulative over time. It’s important we take stock, which is what we were doing with this salary review, so we take stock and then make the correction as suggested.”This isn’t the first university where Yates has had a hand in raising the spectre of pay inequity. In 2015, as a faculty member at McMaster University in Hamilton, she released a report that showed discrepancies between the sexes. The school responded by giving all women faculty a $3,515 raise.In 2016, the University of Waterloo gave a $2,905 salary increase to all female faculty and in 2013 the University of British Columbia gave female faculty a two per cent raise across the board.The University of Guelph will continue to monitor salaries going forward to ensure inequities don’t creep back in, Yates said. The school also plans to promote proportional representation of women in senior leadership roles and to ensure equity and diversity are built into decisions on awarding prestigious awards to faculty.Yates said she also hopes to address inequities based on race and disability, but many surveys sent out to faculty came back blank on those categories, making statistical comparisons difficult. Yates said she’s working to deal with that issue.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBrussels – Morocco, through the Casablanca Finance City (CFC), is well positioned to exploit the investment opportunities in Africa and participate in the African upcoming financial boom, said on Tuesday the Thomas More Institute, an independent European think tank based in Brussels and Paris.While Africa is faced with huge issues due to its by development, Morocco, through the CFC, chose to address the challenge by seeking to establish itself as the financial hub that the continent needs, noted the Institute in an analysis entitled “Morocco, a hub of African financial integration?”Placing its analysis in an African geopolitical and geo-economic context which is continuously changing, the think tank noted that the CFC highlights the undeniable assets of Morocco and Casablanca metropolis as a hub to take advantage of Africa’s financial boom.last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Sunday Landmark recommendation at the Citizens’ Assembly, more on the maternity hospital and a bomb at a Belfast school gate. And for the day’s that it in it, with people running through the streets of the UK capital for the London Marathon, here’s one of The Kinks’ most enduring hits. Source: The Kinks/YouTube Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM Short URL 16,630 Views Share15 Tweet Email1 “Every day I wake up and say, ‘Do I still want to do this?” – we chat to Kinks’ legend Ray Davies. https://t.co/35beNLXIOK— BBC Entertainment (@BBCNewsEnts) April 23, 2017 Get our daily news round up: NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The scenes earlier at the annual Fianna Fáil Easter 1916 commemoration Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ieThe Citizens’ Assembly recommended that abortion be allowed without restrictions up to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.The Bishop of Elphin said that the Sisters of Charity will have to obey the rules of the Catholic Church if they become the owners of the new maternity hospital.A “significant explosive device” was found outside the gates of a school in Belfast.A motorcyclist with a provisional licence was clocked at over 200km/hr in New Ross today.Labour leader Brendan Howlin hit out at the “sham” government and the “racist” Trump.A Dart driver shared his fear of hitting people on the tracks.A month after the GamerCon fiasco, customers are still waiting to get their money back.The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 has been told through the faces of its people.Gardaí in Naas were trying to track down the owner of two horses found wandering on a road.INTERNATIONAL Ballot papers bearing the names of candidates in the French Presidential election Source: Kay Nietfeld DPA/PA Images#FRANCE ON THE BRINK: The French people took their first steps towards electing a new President today, with voter turnout high across the country.#PARTY PROMISES: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed to introduce four new public holidays in the UK if he becomes Prime Minister after the upcoming election.#STANDOFF: North Korea “detained third US citizen” as tensions rise in the region.PARTING SHOTIn 1973, UK band The Kinks released a concept album about a comedian who is funded by big business, becomes a dictator and uses the media as a tool of political and social control.A parable for our times?The band’s lead songwriter and vocalist Ray Davies talks Sunny Afternoon and Donald Trump in this interview with the BBC. By Sean Murray Apr 23rd 2017, 8:00 PM 5 Comments Source: BBC News Ents Team/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/3354718 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLa fonte des glaciers s’accélèrent en HimalayaDepuis un demi-siècle, les températures ne cessent de grimper en Himalaya, engendrant l’inexorable fonte des glaciers chinois. Un phénomène en partie attribué au réchauffement climatique, qui représente une grave menace pour les populations de la région.Publiée dans la revue britannique Environmental Research Letters, une récente étude révèle l’inquiétante fonte des glaciers chinois de la chaîne de l’Himalaya. Entre le début des années 1980 et 2001, les 999 glaciers du bassin de la rivière Pengqu ont vu leur surface diminuer de 131 kilomètres carrés. Une fonte qui a engendré une importante augmentation de l’étendue des lacs d’altitude.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Ce phénomène est en partie imputé au réchauffement de la planète. Comme le souligne en effet cette étude, les quatorze stations de surveillance de la région situées à plus de 4.000 mètres d’altitude ont enregistré dans la chaîne himalayenne une hausse de la température de 1,73 °C entre 1961 et 2008. Une augmentation deux fois plus importante que celle observée lors du siècle passé, notent les chercheurs de l’Académie chinoise des sciences. Aujourd’hui, la Chine abrite quelque 23.488 glaciers, qui couvrent une superficie de 29.523 kilomètres carrés dans la chaîne de l’Himalaya. Ils “sont une part intégrante de milliers d’écosystèmes et jouent un rôle crucial pour les populations humaines” alertent les scientifiques.Le 30 octobre 2011 à 10:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img The Flash has spent its last couple seasons trying to recapture the magic of Seasons One and Two. It might not ever quite make it back there, but every once in a while, it hits on something that made us love those seasons so much. Like last night. The show remembered that it’s at its best when it’s unafraid to get real weird with it. We open with Nora sending a message to Eobard Thawne. She talks about how she’s been using all his training, some of which includes suppressing small expressions that would somehow give her away. We don’t quite get to see what all this means yet, but we know it’s a message she urgently needs Thawne to hear. She appears to have some ulterior mission here in 2019. She mentions that the closer she gets to her parents, the more she feels she’s hurting them.In any case, her secrets are in danger of exposure anyway. Sherloque ordered a memory machine from another universe. The idea is for two people to go inside Grace’s mind, and move her memories to an active part of her brain. For technobabble reasons, that will bring her out of a coma, meaning Cicada would have no reason to kill metahumans anymore. It does have one side effect though. When two people use the machine at the same time, there’s a chance they’ll see each other’s memories. So Sherloque has a second reason for wanting to use this particular device.Tom Cavanagh as Sherloque Wells (Photo Credit: Shane Harvey/The CW)Nora doesn’t want to risk her dad finding out about Thawne, so she decides to go into Grace’s mind by herself. Once she’s in there, Grace’s mind treats her like a pathogen, and moves to seal the exits. She’s trapped in there, and now she needs to find a portal out. Meanwhile, in the real world, Team Flash finds out about Nora’s illicit trip into memory lane. They learn that it’s possible for her to be trapped there permanently, and end up completely brain dead. Which is (mostly) why Sherloque insisted on two people going in. Barry and Iris decide to go in after her, but they end up in Nora’s childhood memories instead. Yeah, this is going to seriously mess with Iris.I love when The Flash indulges in weirder stories like this. It’s this kind of spirit that brought us all the time travel and alternate universe fun of Season Two, and made villains like King Shark and Gorilla Grodd work on live action TV. Here, it makes for one of the coolest, most exciting episodes of the season. The threat of permanent brain damage makes the threat of the minds’ defense mechanisms real. That’s good, because in a story where everything takes place inside someone’s head, it’s easy for all the threats to feel imaginary and tensionless. Here, the images they fight are just as scary as the real thing, and there’s the constant danger of Nora being found out.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Tom Cavanagh as Sherloque Wells, Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen and Jessica Parker Kennedy as XS (Photo Credit: Shane Harvey/The CW)Which she is almost immediately. Nora asks Grace to take her through each memory, looking for where the portal out might be. She’s also real casual about using her superspeed in front of this kid. It wasn’t hard to see how that was going to come back and bite her. Grace figures out that Nora is The Flash’s daughter. Like her Uncle, she blames metahumans for the loss of her parents and her current comatose state. Her mind’s defense takes the form of Cicada and attacks. As far as fight scenes go, it’s not the best Cicada fight scene we’ve had all season, but it holds its own. The fight choreography is fast and hard-hitting the way you want it to be.Over in Nora’s brain, Iris is having a time. They follow young Nora into the Flash museum where Barry immediately geeks out over all the action figures, phones and bobble heads of him there are. The fun stops when they see Nora’s memory of Iris shows up. She immediately scolds her daughter for running off, forbids her from going to the Flash Museum again, and breaks her action figure. Iris can’t believe she ever turns into that person, and is terrified that life seems to be railroading her in that direction. She can’t even change the name of the newspaper she starts. (Sidenote: Pivoting from a blog to a print newspaper in 2019? Bold move.)They soon find out though, thanks to Caitlin and Sherloque temporarily patching their voices into the memory machine, that Iris never actually becomes that mom. These aren’t events as they happened, they’re memories as the child sees them. Iris never is that cruel mom. That’s just how she looked to an angry, confused kid. Likewise, Grace’s homelife with her uncle was never as perfect as the memory made it seem. That’s just how it seems to her now that it’s been taken away. In each memory, they need to defeat the mind’s defense and expose the real memory underneath the perceived one. That will expose the portal. It’s an explanation that sits perfectly balanced on the edge of plausible and comic book ridiculous. I’m all the way on board for it.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo Credit: The CW)In Nora’s mind, the Reverse Flash costume comes alive and attacks Barry. It’s not the best speedster battle we’ve seen, but Iris getting in on the action totally makes up for it. I’ve said it before, but any episode is immediately improved when Iris gets to fight. She uses some museum equipment to knock Reverse Flash back, revealing the true memory of what happened between Nora and Iris back then. Iris was a worried mom, and did everything she could to make Nora feel loved and cared for. She even picked up the Flash toy off the ground and gave it back. But, as Nora explained later, there wasn’t anything she could have done to make this confused, lonely child feel less angry. With the real memory revealed, the portal opens up, and Barry and Iris run through it.Just in time too. The portal leads to Nora, who’s trying to fight off Cicada in Grace’s mind. Only it’s a different Cicada. An adult female version of the villain. That’s interesting. With The Flash’s help, XS fights off this mind Cicada, and the portal appears. Grace refuses to accompany them out, and they end up having to leave her behind. So the whole “wake up Grace” idea turned out to be a dead end. She refuses to accept help from metahumans, and since the doctors left a piece of satellite shrapnel in her brain to keep her alive, they can’t go back in. Even if that’s all we got from the story, though, the adventure was fun enough to keep this doomed plan from feeling completely pointless.We do get a little bit of information, though. Exactly the slow trickle of reveal you expect from this point in the season. We know that The Flash seemingly defeats this version of Cicada, but another one arrives in 2024, which causes The Flash’s disappearance. Now we know that there are two Cicadas in Grace’s mind: Her uncle and what I’m assuming is the future version of her. It’s possible that the Cicada that comes back and makes The Flash disappear is future Grace, made more powerful by the piece of dark matter still in her brain. We also get a little bit of insight into what Nora’s doing here and why she’s working with Thawne. Sherloque lets her off the hook for now, giving her the excuse that she went in alone so Barry wouldn’t see her memories of Iris. They all accept the explanation, but both Barry and Sherloque think it’s awfully strange that her mind’s defenses took the form of Reverse Flash.Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon (Photo Credit: Shane Harvey/The CW)In another message to Thawne in the future, Nora reveals that she’s there to stop Cicada, with Thawne’s help for some reason. Has he actually turned over a new leaf? Or is he just using a scared little girl’s desire for a family to achieve his own ends. It’s going to be a while before we find out, but the mystery is still fun enough that I don’t care if we get answers anytime soon. So we learn a little bit about both Cicada and what Nora’s actually doing here. The episode even gives us a little bit of hope at the end. Nora reveals that Cecile is founding her newspaper two years earlier than she was supposed to. She’s already changing the timeline. With the way time travel works on this show, that’s going to make a huge difference down the road.Even if the story didn’t make any huge strides forward this week, it was a fun, enjoyable episode even so. It didn’t even have to dip into the metahuman-of-the-week formula, which made the episode’s premise feel fresh and exciting. Even the b-plot, which was really just filling time, had some fun character moments in it. It was all about Dibny tricking Cisco into going to a singles bar with him and having some fun. The two actors bounce off each other so well. Even when they aren’t actively driving the plot forward, it’s fun to watch them spend a scene or two just talking to each other. When we look back at this season, this episode might start to look like filler. But if this is what stalling for time looks like in Season Five, I don’t mind it at all.The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CWPreviously on The Flash:The Flash Season 5 Episode 11 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 10 RecapElseworlds Recap Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on targetlast_img read more

September 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is authorizing the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to combat the Islamic State group.Obama is also asking Congress for more than $5 billion to help fund the fight.The White House says the troops won’t serve in a combat role, but will train, advise and assist Iraqi military and Kurdish forces fighting IS.White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama has also authorized the additional personnel to operate at Iraqi military facilities outside Baghdad and Erbil. Until now, U.S. troops have been operating a joint operation center setup with Iraqi forces there.The announcement is part of a $5.6 billion funding request to Congress and came just after Obama met with congressional leaders Friday.last_img read more

September 5, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgJaguar Land RoverJaguar Land RoverAmid escalating competition in the electric vehicle segment, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) owned by Tata Motors has said it will be investing Rs 1.2 lakh crore in the next three years, the biggest in its history. This move is expected to help JLR stay ahead of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi in the electric vehicles race and narrow the gap with the entrenched German rivals in the traditional luxury car market.The infused capital will be utilised into 99 product programme that will include annual updates, new-generation cars, vehicles on the electric power-train, and four new brands that include the I-Pace and the new Defender. There are likely to be two more EVs.Last week, the UK investor fraternity was informed by JLR that it will invest a minimum of £4.5 billion, or Rs 40,519 crore, annually over the next three years. Being a comparatively smaller player to its German rivals, JLR has been disproportionately investing in products and capacity for the future.JLR is consolidating its vehicle architectures from six to three, and transitioning to a modular vehicle platform with electrification as a critical element, which will bring in economies of scale and reduced costs. JLR will be introducing the premium transverse architecture for small SUVs, the modular longitudinal architecture for EVs, and even modular engine architecture that will brace the company for future regulatory challenges.JLR is facing investment challenges at a time when it is getting affected from weak demand, especially in the UK where it has a higher presence, and a muted product cycle, resulting in an amplified impact on cash flows. Therefore, with the investment of £4.5 billion, or Rs 40,519 crore, its free cash flow-—money available for distribution from profit after deducting capital expenditure—is likely to remain negative in the near term. JLR had negative cash flow of £1.04 billion, or Rs 9,364 crore, in FY18.In a meeting with its investors, last week, JLR apprised that the company is expecting a growth in the global luxury car market segment from 6.6 million to 7.7 million units in the coming six years, a compounded annual growth rate of 2.6%. SUVs are likely to outsell cars and will account for 52% of the overall luxury car space.last_img read more

August 31, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Nebula One steps forth as world’s first cloud computer (2013, April 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-nebula-world-cloud.html More information: Site: www.nebula.com/Nebula One: www.nebula.com/nebula-onePress release: nebula-static.s3.amazonaws.com … ch_press_release.pdf (Phys.org) —Nebula has announced its first product, Nebula One. The new entry is defined in a promotional video (with symphonic, celestial music and a British voiceover for gravitas) as the world’s first cloud computer. The product combines a hardware controller integrated with software for an all in one storage, compute, and networked services system. To hear Nebula’s team describe it, the Nebula One is a product that can reinvent cloud computing. Explore further The fundamental selling point of Nebula One is that it will make private clouds easier to operate. The goal underlying development of the new product has been to make a private cloud system something that the business user can plug in and turn on, achieving, at log-in, an availability of computing resources on demand. “Previous cloud solutions often required users to put in hours of work to provision and maintain their computing environment. The Nebula One private cloud system frees the organization to focus on applications instead of infrastructure,” according to Nebula’s team.center_img The controller itself is on sale now, at a starting price of $100,000, which may run higher, depending on the customer’s needs and configurations. The new Nebula One system must be coupled with certified industry-standard x86 servers. Customers can choose on their own which vendor’s certified servers, such as from Dell, or HP, that they want to include as part of the system. The Nebula One controller can do all the pooling of resources from up to 20 server nodes, so that it can deliver its business customer a unified cloud system. NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Technology To Play Key Role In New Open Source Initiative Nebula One’s software could configure extra servers if and when they are added. A single-rack deployment is enough for most medium-sized businesses, but the Nebula One system can scale to multi-rack deployments for large enterprises.Chris Kemp, co-founder and CEO of Nebula, who had served in CTO and CIO posts at NASA, along with his team, worked on their product with the intent of providing a cloud computer solution that can allow a business to go “self-service” in operating a private cloud infrastructure. The Nebula One solution runs Cosmos, Nebula’s distributed enterprise cloud operating system. which builds on OpenStack, according to the company’s press release, providing compatibility with Amazon Web Services and OpenStack APIs.(OpenStack, founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, is defined as a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard, that gives administrators control while empowering users to provision resources through a web interface. Its code is under the Apache license.) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The state government has given half holiday on June 19 on the occasion of Jamai Sasthi.However, offices of the Registrar of Assurance, Collector of Stamp Revenue and West Bengal State Beverage Corporation Limited will function normally. The other state government offices will function till 2pm.There is good news for the son-in-laws (jamai) and those who will treat them. Café Ekante will prepare a typical Bengali menu to welcome the guests. Café Ekante are going to serve special dishes of different countries taking part in the World Cup football every day. But keeping in mind Jamai Sasthi, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation ( HIDCO) decided to prepare some Bengali dishes as well. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPeople can celebrate Jamai Sasthi while watching World Cup matches on June 19.There will be buffet lunch and dinner for Rs 600 plus GST. The welcome drink includes ghol mixed with mango and curd. In starters, there will be mochar chop, hing diye Topser fry and Chingrir pokora. There will be mutton and fish items like Borishali Marchi Mangsho, Parshe macher jhol and Katla macher kaliya. There will be plain rice and pullao along with Radhaballavi, papad, rajbhog, fresh mango Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedand ice cream.The popularity of Café Ekante has reached beyond New Town because of quality food and foodies from Kolkata as well as north and southern suburbs visit the restaurant on weekends.HIDCO officials feel that as the World Cup football matches coincide with Jamai Sasthi, the restaurant will be full as in addition to enjoy the food there will be an arrangement to watch the football match.The well known sweet shops will have special sweets for Jamai Sasthi. There will be traditional sweets along different variety of sandesh.last_img read more