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Cypress Semiconductor has collaborated with Semtech on a compact, two-chip LoRaWAN-based module deployed by Onethinx. The highly-integrated Onethinx module is ideal for smart city applications that integrate multiple sensors and are in harsh radio environments. Using Cypress PSoC 6 microcontrollers hardware-based Secure Element functionality and Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology), the solution enables a multi-layer security architecture that isolates trust anchors for highly protected device-to-cloud connectivity. In addition, the PSoC 6 MCUs integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity provides a simple, low-power, out-of-band control channel. The PSoC 6 device is the industry’s lowest power, most flexible Arm Cortex-M dual-core MCU with a power slope as low as 22-µA/MHz active power for the Cortex-M4 core. The device is a natural fit with Semtech’s latest LoRa radio chip family, which offers 50% power savings in receive mode and 20% longer range over previous-generation devices.Security is a primary concern for many smart city applications. The Onethinx module utilizes the integrated Secure Element functionality in the PSoC 6 MCU to give each LoRaWAN-based device a secret identity to securely boot, on-board, and deliver data to the cloud application. Using its mutual authentication capabilities, the PSoC 6 MCU-based, LoRa-equipped device can also receive authenticated over-the-air firmware updates. Key provisioning and management services are provided by IoT security provider and member of the Bosch group, ESCRYPT, for a complete end-to-end, secure LoRaWAN solution. The module, offered by Cypress partner Onethinx, connects to Bosch Sensortec’s Cross Domain Development Kit for Micro-Electromechanical Systems sensors and to the provisioning system from ESCRYPT to securely connect.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ADI: rugged transceiver delivers in extreme temperature and high noise environmentsNext LDRA: verification and certification environment for 2nd generation IMA
Share on Messenger Newport’s manager Mike Flynn said: “What an amazing achievement by these players. We were excellent, we were absolutely superb. We should have gone three or four up first half. Second half they came back into it a little bit and they had a few chances of their own and the extra time was just like a basketball game, end to end. So for the neutral it must have been brilliant. The penalties were a situation of what will be, will be. But I had full faith in these players.”Two quickfire first-half goals put Charlton in command of their League One play-off semi-final against Doncaster, as they won the first leg 2-1. Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo both scored in the space of three minutes. Lee Bowyer’s side looked to be taking a healthy advantage back to The Valley until Matty Blair grabbed a late goal back for Doncaster, giving them hope for Friday’s second leg. Share on Twitter Charlton Athletic Read more Topics Facebook League One League Two Twitter Joe Aribo celebrates scoring Charlton’s second goal against Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Share on WhatsApp Newport County Chris Maguire gives Sunderland narrow lead over Portsmouth in play-offs Share on LinkedIn Football Newport reached the League Two play-off final after beating Mansfield 5-3 on penalties. Joe Day was their hero, saving Tyler Walker’s penalty while Newport converted all of their spot-kicks.The sides played out a 0-0 draw after extra time at Field Mill on Sunday following a 1-1 draw in the first leg and the result was harsh on Mansfield who contributed to a thrilling match full of chances in which Newport hit the woodwork three times. Newport will face Tranmere or Forest Green in the final at Wembley on Saturday 25 May. news Share on Facebook Mansfield After 32 minutes Josh Cullen stopped the ball on the byline, with Doncaster appealing in vain for offside, and drilled back across goal where, after a pinball effect, Taylor headed in from close range.Before Doncaster had time to regroup, they found themselves two goals down. Taylor took advantage of a half-clearance and slid a pass into the box for Aribo, who smashed across the goal and into the far corner.Doncaster almost pulled a goal back early in the second half when Andy Butler powered in an effort from a corner only for Cullen to block on the line. The home side saw plenty of the ball after the break as they struggled to break down a resolute defence but persistence was eventually rewarded when Blair nodded in a Mallik Wilks cross from close range after 87 minutes. Share on Pinterest Share via Email Doncaster Rovers Pinterest Reuse this content
Fenerbahce chasing Watford defender Sebastian Prodlby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford face a battle to keep hold of defender Sebastian Prodl. The Watford Observer says Prodl is a target for Fenerbahce during the January transfer window.The Turkish side are said to be in the market for a new central defender and reports from Turkey claim the Istanbul club are set to offer €1.5million to sign the Austrian defender.Although the 32-year-old has been sidelined with injury, he has struggled for game time under Javi Gracia this season and has played just 13 minutes in the Premier League. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion Life goals often include the purchase of a Rolex; a symbol of finally having made it. But ‘Rolex’ and ‘affordable’ are two words that never seem to go hand in hand, so it may take longer than expected to finally attain that coveted timepiece.But, there is some good news on this front. Rolex, while maintaining the allure and desirability has released some watches that make this goal much more attainable. The retail prices of modern men’s Rolex can get up there. Last year, Rolex introduced a timepiece with an MSRP under $6,000: the 39mm Oyster Perpetual 114300. This time-only automatic timepiece was an instant success and has finally made its way onto @thehairywrist.This stainless steel 39mm watch bears classic Rolex elements beyond just the name and crown on the dial. The bezel is a smooth, highly polished dome similar to that of the classic date just, and the bracelet offered on the piece is an oyster bracelet. Offered in multiple dial combinations, Rolex gave a simple automatic watch multiple personalities. There is a plum dial for the avant-garde man and women that prefer over-sized watches. There is a steel grey rhodium dial, giving the piece a sleek and sporty appearance that can also be dressed up. Lastly, there is a blue dial with great radiance for a pure sport look. Under the dial lies a completely in-house Rolex automatic caliber 3132 movement. Designed with a Parachrom hairspring with minimal friction, this piece offers sustainable timekeeping and a five year warranty.On the wrist, this watch has more presence than its millimeter diameter. Some might say 39mm is small, but it is certainly not undersized. Comfortable and form fitting, the piece fits under a cuff for dress purposes. The only downside I see is that of the bracelet. There is no snap adjustment hidden in the clasp whereas other Rolex oyster bracelets offer a 1/4 link quick adjustment so you can size the piece while out in the wild. Besides this, the piece is as solid as any other Rolex regardless of its price point.The Rolex crown is more than just a symbol of classic watchmaking excellence. It is a symbol of accomplishment for its wearer. The ability to afford a Rolex is no longer a long-shot dream as it once was. Rolex was the watch of politicians, oil barons, and high financiers. Now, with the 114300 Oyster Perpetual, it is a watch for (almost) everybody. With an MSRP of $5,900, Rolex has created a price point that is more attainable for their deserving fans. You can find a sharp blue dial 114300 for sale at www.prominentwatch.com. Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful
Western campus head office opened at the renovated Baptist Manse in Falmouth, Trelawny The University of Technology (UTech) has opened its western campus head office at the renovated Baptist Manse in Falmouth, Trelawny.The opening, which took place on August 22, forms part of strategic efforts by the institution and stakeholders in Trelawny to streamline Falmouth’s development and position it as a ‘university town’.Speaking at the ceremony, Acting Principal of the campus, Professor Geraldine Hodelin, said further development of Falmouth will take place once the residents fully avail themselves of UTech’s training programmes and opportunities.“It is my intention to create a UTECH Oasis in the west; and so the re-purposing work will bear that out. The western campus has approximately 1,000 students and growing. Our nursing, business, law, education, and science students have been forerunners for their programmes in the west. Soon we will add computing as well as increase the availability of graduate level programmes that will join our Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme, currently offered in Montego Bay”, Professor Hodelin pointed out.In his remarks, Falmouth’s Mayor, Councillor Garth Wilkinson, recounted various developmental projects undertaken in the town, pointing out that these have now been complemented by UTech’s input.“The University of Technology is world renowned as a sporting/ training headquarters, as its athletes have mined many gold medals and carried Jamaica’s flag with pride. UTech is, however, not just about sports because the institution has developed the minds of our citizens to reach their goals,” he said.Councillor Wilkinson said the Trelawny Parish Council and the citizens of the parish welcomed UTech’s decision to establish its western campus headquarters in Falmouth, adding that it reflects the institution’s commitment to assist in enhancing the town’s development. Story Highlights The western campus has approximately 1,000 students Part of efforts to position Falmouth as a ‘university town’
OTTAWA — A Senate committee is launching an inquiry into the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.The Senate’s national defence committee has voted 7-5 on a motion from Conservative Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais to examine the circumstances that led to the military’s second-in-command being suspended and charged with breach of trust.Norman’s two-year ordeal ended earlier this month when the charges were stayed.Conservatives, who allege Prime Minister Justin Trudeau politically interfered with the case, tried to get the House of Commons defence committee to initiate an investigation but the Liberals used their majority to block that effort.Conservatives had better luck Tuesday at the Senate committee, passing Dagenais’ motion with the support of independent Sen. Diane Griffin and unaffiliated Sen. David Richards.The motion calls on the committee to explore why the charges were laid and subsequently stayed, inviting Norman, Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of defence staff, and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan to testify, along with any other witnesses it deems pertinent.The committee is to conduct its inquiry and report to the Senate by no later than June 20.Norman had been accused of leaking government secrets to Quebec’s Davie shipyard, supposedly to help it nail down a $700-million contract for a navy supply ship that had been approved by the previous Conservative government and which the new Liberal government decided to review in 2015 before eventually finalizing it.In staying the charges, Crown prosecutors told the judge that new evidence they’d received from Norman’s defence team had led them to conclude there was no reasonable chance of convicting him.Both the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and RCMP have insisted they acted independently and professionally, without any political interference.Dagenais said his motion wasn’t aimed at creating a political circus. Rather, he said it’s a chance for Norman to tell his side of the story after two years of having his reputation shredded in public.But independent Liberal Sen. Terry Mercer, who said Norman is a friend, predicted the committee inquiry will be a fishing expedition aimed at damaging the Liberals just months before this fall’s federal election.Mercer suggested the committee should also hear from officials in former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper’s office and his defence minister, Peter MacKay, who told Norman’s defence lawyers that they’d authorized the vice-admiral to stay in direct contact with Davie about the supply ship contract. He questioned why the Conservatives didn’t volunteer that information to the RCMP or prosecutors.“What bothers me about this, they knew this but they let Vice-Admiral Norman go through this for two years. You could have ended it by coming forward and saying, ‘Hold it guys, we asked him to do this, we directed him to do this, he did nothing wrong.’” A number of independent senators expressed concern that Norman may not want to face a grilling before a Senate committee after everything he’s been through. And even a Conservative senator who voted for the motion, Sen. Thomas McInnis, predicted Norman won’t accept the invitation or, if he does, will say very little because it might be injurious to a potential civil suit. .The Canadian Press
The Weeknd and model Bella Hadid have called it quits, according to sources.Page Six first caught wind that they were on the rocks back in September, but the couple denied it.“They broke up. He’s been seen out and about chatting up girls.” a source told us at the time. But Hadid was gushing over the “Starboy” singer at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala in October. Advertisement Facebook She explained how he had helped her get through her battle with Lyme disease. The Weeknd, however, did not attend the event.The couple started dating in 2015 and were constantly together on red carpets. His rep did not comment.BY CARLOS GREER Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
Ohio State senior forward Nick Schilkey takes a shot on net against Wisconsin in a Big Ten tournament semifinal in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on March 17. Credit: Courtesy of Ric KruszynskiDETROIT — Less than a week ago, the Ohio State men’s hockey team was heading into a crucial away series at Wisconsin. Two losses meant the Buckeyes would probably have to win the Big Ten tournament to make the NCAA tournament. A split would keep the Buckeyes where they were — just outside the top 16 teams that make the tournament. But a series sweep meant OSU would be in excellent position for an at-large bid into the tournament.OSU outscored the Badgers 8-2 in that series, pulling off two huge road victories. On Friday at Joe Louis Arena in the Big Ten tournament semifinal, Wisconsin replicated OSU’s urgency from the week prior, which resulted in a physical 2-1 victory over the Buckeyes.“Last week, we were a little bit on our heels for the first time all year, as far as waiting to see how the game was going to be played.” Wisconsin coach Tony Granato said. “We played solid defensively and try to wear them down with forechecking and a lot of offensive zone shifts. The other plan was to stay out of the penalty box.”One could tell Wisconsin was playing with its season on the line on Friday, exemplified in its defense. The Wisconsin forwards pressured OSU to make long passes from its defensive zone and had active sticks along the boards against a team that has struggled all season to clear pucks from its own zone.“We tried to stretch it out too many times. We didn’t try to exploit their (defense) in their zone as much as we could’ve,” Schilkey said. “Just couldn’t get enough going offensively.”At Wisconsin, OSU’s transition-style offense systematically works better because the Badgers play on an Olympic-style rink, which is bigger than the NHL-regulated size the two teams played on at Joe Louis Arena. Speedster forwards such as senior Nick Schilkey and sophomore Mason Jobst, the conference’s scoring co-champion, didn’t have as much room to operate on the offensive end.“They like to throw guys up the ice and get into foot races,” said Wisconsin sophomore forward Luke Kunin. “I thought our forwards did a good job of keeping them back and staying in the middle, and our D did a good job of keeping them on the outside.”Jobst had four points last weekend against Wisconsin. On Friday, he had three shots and one assist on a powerplay. But except for one shot in the third period, Jobst wasn’t a major threat to Wisconsin freshman goaltender Jack Berry who was spectacular in net for the Badgers.“We tried to play defense last week” Granato said. “This week, we played defense by playing good offense. When it was in our end, we blocked those shots when we needed to, but we got it out quick.”The Buckeyes have relied on its offense for the entire season, and why shouldn’t they? Their powerplay ranks first in the nation, scoring on an absurd 32 percent of its chances, and the offense as a whole is ranked third in the nation with nearly four goals a game. Schilkey, Jobst and senior forward David Gust are the three leading goal scorers on a team that has seven players with double-digit goals.The penalty kill, which was fourth worst in the country before the game, has been OSU’s Achilles’ heel. But Friday, they were 3 for 3 — without counting senior defenseman Josh Healey’s five-minute major and game misconduct in the final minutes.One would think with the penalty kill taking care of business, OSU’s offense would find a way to get over the hump. But not on Friday. Not against a team that is fighting for an NCAA tournament bid.“Really throughout the whole game I thought when they pushed, we pushed harder,” Kunin said.The Badgers were sitting at No. 18 in the PairWise rankings. Now, they are just on the outside at No. 17, while the Buckeyes remain at No. 13.Now, it’s not like Wisconsin hadn’t had success against OSU this season. The Badgers swept OSU in January — one in Columbus and one at Madison Square Garden in New York. OSU coach Steve Rohlik said that Wisconsin attitude he saw in late January was present on Friday when it mattered most.“It was a playoff-type hockey game,” he said. “The score is going to be down and there’s going to be a chance either way. That’s how the game went tonight and that’s what I expected.”
OSU junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder lifts Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery before slamming him to the mat for a takedown in the heavyweight finals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. OSU placed second, behind Penn State. Credit: OSU AthleticsNo three teammates in NCAA wrestling history have become four-time All-Americans together. This season, Ohio State seniors Kyle Snyder, Bo Jordan and Nathan Tomasello will attempt to do just that. The season-opening Princeton Open in Princeton, New Jersey, on Nov. 4 marks the beginning of the end for Snyder, Jordan and Tomasello. Even with a campaign still left to go, their legacy might already be carved out in Ohio State wrestling lore, head coach Tom Ryan said. “Those three have really taken the program to a level of commitment that is pretty sky-high,” Ryan said. “They’ve set an incredible culture here.” Snyder, a heavyweight, is the most decorated of the three. Outside of being a three-time All-American, he owns two individual national championships and two Big Ten individual championships. The senior also won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Tomasello, a redshirt senior at 125 pounds, also won a 2015 individual national championship at 125 pounds and is a three-time individual Big Ten champion. While Tomasello suffered a right-knee injury earlier this month and is currently out of action, he will begin his quest to become a four-time All-American when he returns in January. An individual national championship is the only accolade that has eluded Jordan, who wrestles at 174 pounds. The redshirt senior has finished in the top three at the NCAA tournament three times and became a Big Ten champion in 2017. Another plot of common ground for the trio is the experience of bringing a team national championship to Columbus in 2015. Ryan said there has been a culture shift during the trio’s tenure with the Buckeyes as the Columbus program is now seen as a wrestling powerhouse. Just last week, two top-10 recruits at their respective weight classes committed to Ohio State on the same day. “You can have a great team and have your culture be average,” Ryan said. “But you can also have a great team and have your culture be through the roof. And this culture is through the roof right now. And really the foundational pieces of it were those three.”Though the trio has had its fair share of individual success over the group’s collective three years at Ohio State, Snyder said he likes to focus on the impact his teammates have made on him.Tomasello was roommates with Jordan during his freshman year and has lived with Snyder the past three years. “I know them really well,” Tomasello said. “We’re good friends and it’ll be really exciting to achieve that with them come March. It’ll be just a great experience I think just to cap off our college wrestling careers.” The curtain call will not be without nostalgia, especially for Jordan. He called the chance to train and be alongside Snyder and Tomasello a privilege while expressing that teammates like them are not common. Most of all, Jordan has already started to reflect on his time at Ohio State and harkened back to one of his first memories at the Steelwood Training Facility. “I remember, the first preseason I had here I was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do four more of these, this is so hard,’” Jordan said. “And now, all of the sudden I’m a senior and I’m like, ‘Wow. This is my last one, last of these that I’m ever going to do, last practices, more practices down to my last one.’”
“We accept that we could have worked with police more effectively and that this could have brought about an earlier decision to end this case. We will continue to work with Surrey Police to review our joint handling and, as requested, will write to the judge with an explanation.”Jaswant Narwal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS South-East, said: “We accept that we could have worked with police more effectively and that this could have brought about an earlier decision to end this case.”The CPS decided to offer no evidence against Mr Mears during a hearing at Guildford Crown Court on Friday. Prosecutor Sarah Lindop told the court the case was “finely balanced” from the start and that the new material “tips the balance” in favour of Mr Mears.The court heard that Mr Mears’ lawyers had been asking for the diary since October last year.Mr Mears, who was arrested weeks just weeks after celebrating his 17th birthday, decided to leave oxford as a result of the strain he was under and to concentrate on proving his innocence. The alleged incident had taken place at a large house party in his hometown.The college said he would be welcomed back. A St Hugh’s College spokesman said: “It was the student’s choice to suspend his studies. Students who suspend their studies can make the choice whether to come back or not.” Jon Savell, Surrey Police’s head of public protection, said: “We accept that there were flaws in the initial investigation. It was not expedient and the investigator did not examine the victim’s digital media during the initial stages of the investigation or follow what we would consider to be a reasonable line of enquiry.”He added: “We are reviewing all our current rape cases to ensure that investigations are thorough, timely, effective and compliant with policy and guidelines. We will also work with the CPS to conduct a joint review of this case.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A second police force is conducting an urgent review of all its rape cases after a series of blunders led to the collapse of the prosecution of an Oxford University student.A judge criticised Surrey police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), giving them 28 days to explain what had gone wrong or face ‘action’.It prompted both police and CPS to apologise for ‘mistakes’ in the investigation into a claim of rape made against Oliver Mears, 19.Mr Mears, of Horley, Surrey, had spent two years on bail accused of raping and assaulting a woman in July 2015 when he was only 17. The chemistry student, who left St Hugh’s College Oxford because of stress, was officially declared not guilty and the case against him dropped just days before the start of his trial.Surrey police’s decision to examine all current rape cases follows a review by Scotland Yard of every one of its sex crime investigations that was prompted by the collapse of two prosecutions in a week. Oliver Mears Surrey police admitted on Friday it had failed to examine the woman’s phone and laptop computer at the outset of its inquiry two years ago. The force only did so after a request was made by the CPS on January 4th this year. The evidence was finally passed to the CPS on Monday. The woman’s diary, which supported Mr Mears’s version of events, was also only obtained in recent days.Judge Jonathan Black ordered the head of the CPS Rape and Sexual Offences unit write to him within 28 days “with a full explanation of what went wrong” before he decides whether any action is required “at CPS or police level”.The judge said: “There have been unnecessary delays in investigating… leading to what seems to be a completely unnecessary last-minute decision in this case.“Both Oliver Mears and the complainant have had this matter hanging over their heads for two years in circumstances, had the investigation been carried out properly in the first instance, would not have led to this position.”
By Judith Vonberg, CNN(CNN) A chalk drawing of a dog has been identified as a work by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, after it spent almost 250 years mistakenly credited to a German painter.The discovery of the work’s true author has been described as “a sensation” by the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig, Germany. Known as “the Braunschweig terrier,” the image is believed to date from around 1637; it has been in the museum’s collection since 1770.Rembrandt’s drawing of a dog has been in the collection of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig, Germany, since 1770, but was long thought to be the work of a different artist.Professor Thomas Doring, the museum’s curator of prints and drawings, was first alerted to the error two years ago while cataloging the museum’s 10,000 drawings for a digital archive.“It’s been on display for decades under the name of Johann Melchior Roos,” he told CNN, “so the idea that this could be a Rembrandt was never considered before.“But the boldness of the strokes, the variations in the shading from very gentle to quite violent and the expressive gaze [of the dog] — these are very typical idiosyncrasies of Rembrandt’s work.”Doring said his experience cataloging drawings by Rembrandt and his pupils during an earlier project was key to the discovery.“I was used to looking out for the differences between Rembrandt’s work and drawings by other artists,” he explained.This drawing of a lion (1650-1959), belonging to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, is one of the few surviving animal studies by Rembrandt van Rijn.To find out whether his suspicions were correct, he visited Vienna, Amsterdam and Paris, studying Rembrandt drawings and enlisting the help of other Rembrandt experts.He said the response to his painstaking work had been unanimously positive.“Two of the three leading scholars of Rembrandt’s drawings told me they were fully convinced that this is a Rembrandt,” he said. “Since then, the third has contacted me to say he also has no doubts.”Rembrandt van Rijn’s “The Night Watch” (1642) from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.“It’s extremely rare for all of the experts in a field to agree on an issue as controversial as this,” said Doring.Rembrandt included many dogs in his paintings, and practiced by sketching animal studies in chalk.According to a statement released by the museum, “the Braunschweig terrier” is very similar to the barking, jumping dog in Rembrandt’s 1642 painting “The Night Watch”, the star attraction at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.The dog drawing, now with the correct artist’s name attached, is to go back on display at the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum as part of an exhibition that opens in April. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt plans to move Walter Roth Museum, staff by DecemberAugust 10, 2016In “latest news”Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam in 2002 found in ItalySeptember 30, 2016In “World”Germany evacuates 50,000 people on Christmas to defuse massive bombDecember 26, 2016In “World”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGDF Officer arraigned for causing death of brother of chutney singerJune 26, 2018In “Court”Man accused of causing road death granted $300,000 bailFebruary 19, 2014In “Crime”Man gets 3 years jail for stabbing wife; said he did it to protect his private partsNovember 10, 2017In “Court” The man who allegedly struck and killed 61-year-old Mohammed Ashraff of 155 East Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) was Tuesday granted bail for the offense when he appeared at the Vreed-en-hoop Magistrates’ Courts.The accused, Asif Azeez denied the accusations made and pleaded not guilty to the three charges read to him by Magistrate Christel Lambert.He denied that on September 20 at Meten-Meer-Zorg, Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) he drove dangerously thereby causing the death of Ashraff.He further denied that, he, on the same day at the same location failed to render assistance to the said Ashraff. And the final charge alleges that the accused failed to stop after the accident.Magistrate Lambert granted bail in the sum of $300,000 for the causing death charge and placed the defendant on self-bail for the other offenses.He is expected to reappear in Court on October 31 2017.The body of Ashraff was discovered around 06:30hrs in a shallow drain with head injuries suspected to be from a vehicular accident.Twenty six year old, Azeez, of Seafield Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD) was later arrested after CCTV footage showed him placing the deceased in the shallow drain after hitting him.He told investigators that he was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the Meten-Meer-Zorg Public Road in motor car PMM 321 when the vehicle suddenly veered south and he struck an object but failed to stop.As such he was charged with the offense.
Metso’s Tampere unit, better known locally as Lokomo, is celebrating its 100th year of industrial existence in May in Tampere, Finland. Oy Lokomo Ab started operating in Tampere in April 1915. Today Metso’s Tampere unit is the company’s most important global competence centre for mobile crushers. The crushing and screening equipment to efficiently and safely crush rock and ore are developed in Tampere.“Lokomo’s 100 year history is indicative of its ability to transform and be innovative and to remain at the cutting edge of technology over the course of a century. Throughout its history, Metso’s Tampere unit has boldly transformed and developed fresh innovations to meet the needs of the day. An excellent example of this is the unit’s evolution into a globally significant crushing equipment competence centre for today’s Metso,” says Metso’s President and CEO Matti Kähkönen.“The Lokomo unit’s success and development into the nerve centre of Metso’s crushing technology over the course of 100 years wouldn’t have been possible without the thousands of Lokomo employees who helped to build the unit into a strong and internationally significant Metso competence center,” notes Pirjo Virtanen, VP Operations and Site Manager, Metso. Lokomo started its operations in 1915 as a steam-engine factory competing with the local Tampella. The company’s name stems from the word locomotive. Just a couple of years later, Lokomo manufactured its first crushers, which were delivered to the National Board of Public Roads and Waterways. A key driver behind the production of locomotives and crushers was the company-owned steel foundry, which was very modern already back in the 1920s.Lokomo has manufactured a wide-ranging portfolio of products through the years: church bells, peat harvesters, steamrollers and road graders, mobile cranes and forestry equipment. The two deep-sea diving bells manufactured for the Soviet Union’s Ministry of Education and Science were the source of a minor foreign policy scandal. The Tampere factory with its over 700 employees now manufactures the bulk of Metso’s mobile crushing plants, of which more than 7,000 have been manufactured over 30 years. Today they include machines right up to the 850 t LT200E Lokotrack mobile jaw crushing plant, capable of 2,500 t/h.
THE JOYOUS CHARACTERS from the Macnas performance group will perform on the streets of Galway next weekend, thanks to major fundraising efforts.A Fund-it campaign this month raised €10,000 to stage the spectacle for the denizens of Galway. This funding from members of the public, when added to donations from local businesses and groups and support from Galway City Council, has meant that the show will go on.The community fundraising is a boon to the group who traditionally would have shown their wildest colours at the summer Galway Arts Festival. However, as Macnas confirmed in April, the Galway Arts Festival decided not to programme the parade “due to financial reasons” – they elaborate on the funding row here.Instead, the group debuted this year’s performance at Kilkenny Arts Festival, also taking it to the Dublin Fringe Fest and, in smaller shows, to other destinations around the country.Next Sunday’s parade – called On The Night Journey, starting at 4.45pm – marks their return home.This is some of what you can expect to see on the streets of Galway…
The Department was open about where it had fallen down and has taken corrective actionThe audit system in Uganda works: The Auditor General uncovered the fraud and we can take certain assurances from the comprehensive and independent stance taken by the Auditor General to combat fraudThe money was paid backThe perpetration of the fraud has led to a debate in Uganda about the prevalence of fraud and it should lead to a higher level of intolerance by the State on the issue of fraud as the consequences of not acting are that it could endanger the entire aid budget on which Uganda is so dependantDeputy McGuinness said there could be “positive outcomes” as a result of the fraud in Uganda, which include highlighting the weaknesses the own system which can be tightened up. “In Mozambique, we need to focus on increasing the capacity of those who are working in the area of financial management and also in the area of audit. Investment in staff training and also staff retention issues must be addressed so that the oversight systems deliver to a standard that we consider acceptable,” he said.“Finally countries like Mozambique will not remain programme countries forever and we need to look at how best Ireland as a donor nation can help them to move to self-sufficiency,” he concluded. IRISH AID’S SYSTEM of external audit needs help in order to improve standards and provide more comprehensive coverage of the State’s spend, according to a new report by the Committee of Public Accounts (PAC).A PAC delegation visited Mozambique to examine a number of Irish Aid projects, and concluded that the training of staff involved in financial controls was requited to ensure that certain minimum standards apply.“The basic problem in Mozambique is the shortage of skilled administrators and skilled auditors as those that are trained can get higher paid jobs in the ever expanding private sector. This has to be addressed especially in the Auditor General’s office where the number of qualified auditors has dropped from 150 to 110,” said Committee Chairman John McGuinness TD.The Report also references the case in Uganda where Irish aid money was the subject of an elaborate fraud, which saw a total of €12 million of aid funding (€4 million of which was money provided by the Irish taxpayer) diverted to a third party account by senior officials in the office of the Ugandan prime minister.The Committee was allowed access to an internal report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the fraud in Uganda where €4 million of Irish Aid funds was misappropriated, and found that:
Indonésie : une séisme secoue SumatraL’île indonésienne de Sumatra a été secouée hier par un séisme de magnitude 5,7. Aucune alerte au tsunami n’a toutefois été déclenchée.Selon l’Institut géologique américain (USGS), cette secousse s’est produite à 22h19 heure locale, à une profondeur relativement faible de seize kilomètres sous la surface de la Terre. L’épicentre du séisme a quant à lui été localisé à 122 kilomètres au sud-ouest de Bengkulu, ville située sur la côte sud-ouest de l’île de Sumatra.Aucune victime n’a pour l’instant été recensée, les autorités ne disposant pas encore d’informations précises à l’heure où le tremblement de terre a été annoncé. Le séisme n’a par ailleurs pas entraîné d’alerte au tsunami, comme c’est souvent le cas en Indonésie suite aux tremblements de terre. L’archipel est régulièrement touché par de telles secousses, en raison de sa situation sur la “ceinture de feu” de l’océan Pacifique, une zone où la rencontre de plaques continentales engendre une intense activité sismique.Le 3 janvier 2011 à 15:04 • Emmanuel Perrin
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Europe’s moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name — may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy. But across the Atlantic, the idea that users should be able to edit Google search results in the name of privacy is being slammed as weird and difficult to enforce at best and a crackdown on free speech at worst.“Americans will find their searches bowdlerized by prissy European sensibilities,” said Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “We’ll be the big losers. The big winners will be French ministers who want the right to have their last mistress forgotten.” Mountain View, Calif.-based Google says it’s still figuring out how to comply with the European Court of Justice’s May 13 ruling, which says the company must respond to complaints about private information that turns up in searches. Google must then decide whether the public’s right to be able to find the information outweighs an individual’s right to control it — with preference given to the individual.The judgment applies to all search engines operating within the European Union. But in practice that means Google, given that 90 percent of all online searches there use Google’s search engine.
chalk outline of a body (Representational Image)TwitterA man killed his 78-year-old wife over a property dispute by setting her on fire at their house in Kerala’s Kottayam district on Monday. The incident took place at Charuvelil village when Varghese Mathew, 81, allegedly picked an argument over a property dispute with his wife Shoshamma which triggered him to do this heinous crime.The victim suffered 80 per cent burns and was taken to Kottayam Medical College Hospital, but succumbed to her injuries. Varghese also suffered 20 per cent burns and is being treated at the hospital.The police have registered a murder case against Varghese and taken him into custody. The police had recorded the victim’s statement at the hospital. She had said that Varghese came near her with a rag-torch and set her saree on fire. The forensic experts, who examined the crime scene, detected the presence of kerosene, reports TOI.According to reports, there was a long-standing dispute between the couple over their property. Varghese, who was working in Pune, had bought land in Manimala in his wife’s name and constructed a house.The couple has three children – two sons and a daughter. Shoshamma had given a portion of the property to her daughter without her husband’s knowledge which was the root cause of the problem.In March, the local police had also intervened in the dispute after the situation worsened between the couple. After that, Varghese went to live with his sons and his wife lived with their daughter. He recently returned to Kerala after which his wife also came back home.
×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 Responding to a growing backlash, Amazon is officially abandoning its plans to build a new base of operations in New York. The company had planned to split its second headquarters, dubbed “HQ2,” between New York and Northern Virginia. On Thursday, Amazon said it wouldn’t be looking for an alternative location for the now-abandoned New York campus.“After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” the company said in a statement. “We do not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada.”Amazon had faced scrutiny for receiving over $3 billion in tax and other incentives, and was heavily courted by state officials while it went through a public application process for its HQ2 location. At one point, New York governor Andrew Cuomo even suggested that he would change his name to “Amazon Cuomo” to win the company’s contract. However, the deal was opposed by a number of local politicians, as well as high-profile progressive Democrats including representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who celebrated the company’s decision with a tweet: On Thursday, Amazon blamed officials for torpedoing its plans. “While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City,” the company said in its statement.Amazon also said that it wasn’t going to give up on New York altogether: “There are currently over 5,000 Amazon employees in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and we plan to continue growing these teams.”Amazon’s primary headquarters has been in Seattle ever since the company was founded in 1994. The company had called for a public application process to build its second headquarter, and got over 200 cities to participate, with many offering lucrative tax incentives to attract the e-commerce giant.The company announced a decision to split HQ2 between Northern Virginia and New York in November, and at the time suggested that it would create as many as 25,000 jobs in each location.Jimmy Van Bramer, the New York City Council member who represents the area in Queens, was among the loudest voices opposing the headquarters deal, on the grounds that the state should not be handing tax breaks to one of the world’s largest corporations.Like Ocasio-Cortez, Van Bramer also raised concerns about Amazon’s track record in dealing with unions and in what they perceived to be a lack of hard commitments from Amazon to invest in infrastructure and services in Long Island City and environs. And they faulted Cuomo for negotiating the deal in secret without input from Queens legislators.“Defeating an unprecedented act of corporate welfare is a triumph that should change the way we do economic development deals in our city & state forever,” Van Bramer wrote on Twitter after Amazon announced its decision. Popular on Variety Defeating an anti-union corporation that mistreats workers and assists ICE in terrorizing immigrant communities is a victory. Defeating an unprecedented act of corporate welfare is a triumph that should change the way we do economic development deals in our city & state forever.— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) February 14, 2019
Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. When NASA launches the Orion spacecraft in 2023, it won’t just send four astronauts on a trip around the moon—it will send more than 100 3D-printed production parts into the universe.Digital printing company Stratasys on Tuesday confirmed its role in delivering next-generation printed parts for the deep-space module.Stratasys and Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) are teaming up with Lockheed Martin Space for the project.AdChoices广告Orion’s Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep-space exploration systems, including the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and ground systems at Kennedy Space Center.The following flight, EM-2, marks the first manned mission to the moon since Apollo 17 left Earth in 1972. It is also the inaugural flight of 100 production-grade, thermoplastic 3D-printed parts.This 3D-printed Orion docking hatch cover is made of an advanced thermoplastic with electro-static dissipative capabilities (via Stratasys)Like a complex piece situated just outside Orion’s docking hatch; the fragment consists of six individual 3D-printed components locked together to form a ring on the craft’s exterior.“The demands of space travel require extremely high-performance materials and the most rigorous manufacturing processes in the industry,” Stratasys VP of manufacturing Scott Sevcik said. “Part integrity and repeatability are essential and must pass NASA’s demanding testing and validation process.”Visitors to the Lockheed Martin booth at this week’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs can see the aforementioned part on display through Thursday.“Working with PADT, Stratasys, and NASA has enabled us to achieve highly consistent builds that move beyond the realm of prototyping and into production,” Brian Kaplun, manager of additive manufacturing at Lockheed Martin Space, said in a statement.“We’re not just creating parts, we’re reshaping our production strategy to make spacecraft more affordable and faster to produce,” he added.The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion MPCV) was unveiled in 2011 boasting a design based on the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle from the canceled Constellation program. Its first test flight, lasting four hours and 24 minutes, was launched atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket in December 2014. Stay on target