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New Technology To Protect Provinces Archeological SitesNew Technology To Protect Provinces Archeological Sites


first_imgArcheological sites that hold the key to our past will soon be better protected thanks to a new investment by the province. Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, announced today, Sept. 8, that the province will invest $13,300 in new mapping technology to identify areas with a high likelihood for archeological remains. “We are committed to identifying and protecting sites that will allow us to learn more about our cultural history and better understand where we came from,” said Mr. MacDonald. The new mapping technology identifies areas with a high potential for sites pre-dating European settlement in the 1600s. Specialized software searches coloured digital maps that indicate ideal conditions for a settlement, such as nearness to drinking water and transportation corridors. Although this technology exists elsewhere, this particular model was developed in Nova Scotia based on the province’s specific conditions and settlement patterns. “These sites have an important historical significance in our communities,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Early knowledge and awareness will ensure the sites are properly protected.” The new technology will be a valuable tool for planning agencies and developers who can identify areas of high potential for archeological sites in advance. This will help them prevent accidental damage to sites, potential delays and additional project costs. The new archeological mapping technology supports the Special Places Protection Act, which protects archeological sites and remains. There are currently close to 1,400 known sites in Nova Scotia.last_img read more


Sidhu vacates ministerial bungalow allotted to him in ChandigarhSidhu vacates ministerial bungalow allotted to him in Chandigarh


first_imgChandigarh: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday vacated the official bungalow allotted to him by the Punjab government, a day after his resignation from the state cabinet was accepted by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.Sidhu, who has been avoiding the media for more than a month now, once again dodged questions posed by reporters as he vacated the premises here.”Have vacated the ministerial bungalow, handed it over to the Punjab Government,” Sidhu said in a tweet. Also Read – MP woman hangs herself after killing three childrenOn Saturday, Amarinder Singh had accepted Sidhu’s “one-line” resignation and forwarded it to Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore who conveyed his acceptance of the same.The 55-year-old cricketer-turned-politician, who was at loggerheads with Amarinder Singh, was stripped off key portfolios in the cabinet reshuffle on June 6.The chief minister had divested Sidhu of the Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs Departments and allotted him the power and new and renewable energy portfolio. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Apart from Sidhu, the portfolios of other ministers were also changed.His refusal to assume the charge of the power department for more than a month also came as an “embarrassment” to the Congress as opposition parties attacked the Amarinder Singh-led regime over the issue.In Sidhu’s absence, Amarinder Singh has been monitoring the power department’s functioning due to the ongoing paddy sowing season and a rising demand for power because of the hot and humid weather in the state. On July 14, Sidhu had posted on Twitter his June 10 resignation letter addressed to then Congress president Rahul Gandhi, which was sent just four days after his portfolio was changed.On July 15, Sidhu sent his resignation letter to Amarinder Singh’s official residence here while the chief minister was in Delhi.While in the national capital, Amarinder Singh had on Tuesday said that he would take a decision after going through the letter’s contents once he reaches Chandigarh.Earlier this week, Amarinder Singh had said that if Sidhu did not want to do his job, “there is nothing I can do about it”.The tension between the two had come out in the open in May when Amarinder Singh blamed Sidhu for “inept handling” of the Local Government Department, claiming that it resulted in “poor performance” of the Congress in urban areas in the Lok Sabha polls. The former cricketer, however, said his department was being “singled out publicly” and asserted that he could not be taken for granted as he had been a “performer throughout”.Sidhu had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress ahead of the 2017 Punjab assembly polls.last_img read more


Almost 900 people receive medical attention during Montreal race eventsAlmost 900 people receive medical attention during Montreal race events


first_imgMONTREAL – Almost 900 people received medical attention as 10-kilometre and half-marathon events took place in Montreal under blazing heat, the event’s medical co-ordinator said Sunday.The shorter events were still held even after Montreal marathon organizers cancelled the full 42.2-kilometre marathon due to concerns over high heat and humidity.Eddy Afram said the number of medical interventions was higher than usual, but still in line with the organizers’ expectations given the temperature, which was expected to reach 30 C by Sunday afternoon.In comparison, Afram said about 500 to 600 people are usually treated when temperatures are between 15 and 18 C.In a phone interview, he said organizers made the right decision in cancelling the feature event, which would have required several more hours of running under increasingly hot temperatures.“This was the best compromise and a good consolation race for those who couldn’t do the marathon,” he said.He said most of the treatments were for heat stroke or common running injuries such as cramps and muscle strains.Afram said organizers took numerous precautions to keep people safe, including increasing the number of medical staff, adding 18 more water stations and installing a spray system at the finish line.The event also kicked off an hour early to avoid the hottest part of the day.The region’s emergency medical service also sent 10 ambulances and set up a command post to monitor the health of both runners and spectators.A spokesman for Urgences-Sante said paramedics transported five people to hospital, while another 20 were taken to a medical clinic at the race site.last_img read more


10344 booked till Mar 2019 for consuming alcohol in public10344 booked till Mar 2019 for consuming alcohol in public


first_imgNew Delhi: According to a Delhi Police data, in last in 90 days, 10,344 persons were booked for consuming liquor in public places of the city. In comparison, 6,861 persons were arrested during the same period in 2018. The cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has also risen compared to the last year.Police sources told Millennium Post that they have heightened the security which resulted in curbing the menace. Sources informed that out 15 districts, two were on the top with 2706, and 2015 arrests, while 5,585 arrests were made from the rest of 13 districts. Additionally, two units of city police, railways and crime branch caught 38 persons drinking in public places. According to police, drinking in public places would often result in quarrel, fights, rash driving. “We conduct surprise checkings in different areas, and also put pickets to check drunk and driving cases,” police said. Last year city police started a drive named “Reclaiming Public Spaces” under which they booked several persons. The police started the initiative after it was found that families had started avoiding public places due to the presence of anti-social elements fostered by illegal activities like gambling and drinking liquor. To keep the public spaces free from the anti-social elements, park patrolling is being done to sanitize. Apart from different drives, the city police in plain clothes also roam around in different places to keep an eye on any untoward activity. Cops also ask the whereabouts of suspicious people and frisk them to check if they are armed. Cases registered and vehicle seizure Total 1,549 Excise Act cases were registered till March this year, whereas, the number was at 874 during the same period in 2018. As many as 172 vehicles involved in the illegal activity were seized last year (till March), whereas, in the current year, the law enforcement agency has seized 245 vehicles. Around 1,46,211 illicit bottles were recovered in 2018 as compared to 1,76,890 bottles seized this year. Cases under NDPS Act In 2019, a total of thirteen cases have been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, whereas last year only seven were reported. “As many as 30 persons arrested last year whereas 28 drug traffickers have been nabbed this year,” said police sources adding that 19 habitual drug traffickers have been also identified. The history sheets of 66 drug traffickers have already been opened while the proposal has been made to open cases of an additional six history-sheeters.last_img read more


Ban deeply troubled by findings of review of allegations of misreporting byBan deeply troubled by findings of review of allegations of misreporting by


In a statement released today by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he will take “all necessary steps to ensure full and accurate reporting by [the joint mission],” so that sensitive information is systematically brought to the attention of UN Headquarters and the Security Council in a timely manner. The review team examined material related to 16 incidents, which were the basis of the allegations related to the hybrid operations, known as UNAMID. The team also interviewed former and current staff in UNAMID and at UN Headquarters. While the review did not find any evidence to support the allegations, it did find a “tendency to under-report unless absolutely certain of the facts,” the Secretary-General said.Recognizing that UNAMID faces “unique challenges” owing to its complex mandate and operating environment, Mr. Ban stressed that “keeping silent or under-reporting on incidents involving human rights violations and threats or attacks on UN peacekeepers cannot be condoned under any circumstances.”In five of the cases examined, the review found that UNAMID did not provide UN Headquarters with full reports on the circumstances surrounding those incidents, which involved possible wrongdoing by Government or pro-Government sources.The review team also found that UNAMID took an “unduly conservative approach to the media, maintaining silence when it could have developed a press line, even in the absence of all the facts,” the Secretary-General said.Mr. Ban said in UNAMID’s media policy will be re-examined to ensure greater openness and transparency. In addition, the Mission will be expected to follow up formally and report on Government investigations into incidents where peacekeepers have been killed or injured.In July, the Secretary-General called for a review by the UN Secretariat of all investigations and inquiries related to the hybrid operation undertaken since mid-2012, in order to ensure that the recommendations had been implemented and that any relevant issues had been fully addressed.UNAMID, formally established in 2007, has been mandated to protect civilians, support humanitarian assistance, monitor and verify implementation of agreements, contribute to the promotion of human rights and the rule of law, and assist in the political reconciliation following the 2003 civil war between the Government of Sudan and militias and other armed rebel groups. read more


Geek Deals Samsung 46inch 3D LED HDTV with 2x 3D glasses 200Geek Deals Samsung 46inch 3D LED HDTV with 2x 3D glasses 200


first_imgSome of you might ask, “Why has 3D theater technology popped up again? It wasn’t anything special in the 80’s and I don’t recall anyone asking for it now, so why has it made a comeback? I sure don’t want it!”Want it or not, 3D is back in full force thanks to some combination of Hollywood and electronics manufacturers. Some Hollywood “visionaries” see it as the next way to further immerse people in their films and the electronics industry likely sees some combination of replicating the theater experience and capitalizing on a new market.AdChoices广告Whatever combination of conspiracies has brought it about, 3D is becoming more and more common in home theater electronics and is almost hard to avoid these days. To help expose you to the 3D world, Samsung is bundling a two pairs of their active shutter 3D glasses with one of their 2011 model 3D HDTVs. The Samsung UN46D6400 HDTV measures in at 46-inches, with the usual 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Being a 2011 model, you will also get an LED backlight and integrated web apps like Netflix awaiting your internet connection.Dell is chopping $300 off the price of this TV and throwing in the aforementioned 3D glasses for a total for $1,299.99 with free shipping. It doesn’t stop there though as they are also including a $200 Dell eGift Card that will let you pick up a 3D Blu-ray player or whatever other electronics tickle your fancy from the Dell store.Visit LogicBuy for the Samsung UN46D6400 46-Inch 3D HDTV deallast_img read more


Barrage de Belo Monte le chef Raoni cherche du soutien en FranceBarrage de Belo Monte le chef Raoni cherche du soutien en France


first_imgBarrage de Belo Monte : le chef Raoni cherche du soutien en France Le chef indigène brésilien Raoni est en France depuis lundi dans l’espoir d’obtenir des soutiens contre le projet du barrage géant de Belo Monte en Amazonie. Les autorités brésiliennes ont donné leur accord pour ce projet en juin dernier.Dans le cadre de son combat contre le projet du barrage géant de Belo Monte, en Amazonie, Raoni, chef de la tribu des indiens nomades Kayapos, est arrivé en France lundi, rapporte l’AFP. A son arrivée, son comité de soutien lui a remis une pétition signée par 100.000 personnes. Lancée il y a plus d’un an sur le site Raoni.com, cette pétition réclame l’arrêt de la construction du barrage. De nombreuses personnalités l’ont signée. Parmi elles, Marion Cotillard, Bernard Lavilliers, Vincent Cassel, Pierre Richard ou encore Danielle Mitterrand, a souligné auprès de l’AFP le responsable du site, Gert-Peter Bruch.À lire aussiGreenpeace dévoile les premières images du récif corallien de l’Amazone à peine découvert et déjà menacéLe séjour en France du chef Raoni s’achèvera début octobre, a indiqué son comité de soutien. Il rencontrera plusieurs officiels et partenaires, et devrait être fait citoyen d’honneur de la Ville de Paris, lors d’une cérémonie prévue le 27 septembre.Le barrage de Belo Monte, troisième barrage le plus grand du monde après le barrage des Trois-Gorges en Chine et le barrage d’Itaipu situé entre le Brésil et le Paraguay, a suscité de vives contestations. Mais malgré l’opposition des indigènes et le soutien de nombreuses célébrités telles que James Cameron ou Sting, les autorités brésiliennes ont donné leur accord pour le lancement des travaux. La construction du barrage est censée s’achever en 2019. Il doit inonder une zone de 500 kilomètres carrés sur les berges du Xingu, dans l’ouest de l’Etat amazonien du Para. En plus de son impact considérable sur l’environnement, il engloutira le territoire de tribus indiennes et pourrait nécessiter le déplacement de quelque 25.000 indigènes.Le 21 septembre 2011 à 10:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Declassified U2 Spy Plane Photos Reveal Forgotten Historic SitesDeclassified U2 Spy Plane Photos Reveal Forgotten Historic Sites


first_img Declassified photographs captured by American U2 spy planes that flew over the Middle East in the 1950s are helping archaeologists locate and study previously hidden historic sites.The black-and-white images, which became public in 1997, show a range of important areas, ranging from sites along the Nile in Egypt to the city of Allepo in Syria and the Assyrian city of Nimrud in modern day Iraq. They were captured by U2 spy planes that flew across Europe, the Middle East, and central eastern Asia to document military targets.Even though they have been declassified for more than 20 years, the images were never indexed or scanned. The CORONA spy satellite program, which the U.S. ran between 1959 and 1972, also had historical aerial documentation but the U2 photos are earlier and found to be higher resolution than even the best CORONA images, offering the chance to see historical features undecipherable by CORONA or already gone by the time of those missions.“U2 photographs allowed us to present a more complete picture of the archaeological landscape than would have otherwise been possible,” wrote archaeologists Emily Hammer of the University of Pennsylvania and Jason Ur of Harvard University in paper published in the journal Advances in Archaeological Practice.Hammer and Ur analyzed thousands of high- and low-resolution frames, and discovered many historical and archeological features, including prehistoric hunting traps, 3,000-year-old irrigation canals, and 60-year-old marsh villages no longer visible today.U2 spy plane images of southern Iraq present the layout, size, and environmental position of Marsh Arab communities in the late 1950s and early 1960s, many of which disappeared. (Photo Credit: Emily Hammer and Jason Ur / Advances in Archaeological Practice)The work represents the first archaeological use of U2 spy plane imagery — and a new and exciting window into history.“The photos provide a fascinating look at the Middle East several decades ago, showing, for example, historical Aleppo long before the massive destruction wrought in the ongoing civil war,” Hammer said in a University of Pennsylvania blog post. “Plus, the work and the accompanying online resources will allow other researchers to identify and access U2 photos for the first time.”Because the U2 images were not very user-friendly, Hammer and Ur faced challenges in accessing and reproducing the film negatives.According to the University of Pennsylvania, the researchers had to select the film rolls they wanted moved from the National Archives’ storage center in Kansas to the aerial film section in Maryland. Once there, they unspooled hundreds of feet of film over a light table to identify pertinent frames, then photographed the negatives in pieces using a 100-millimeter macro lens. Later, they stitched together and adjusted each frame, before geo-referencing the photos using GIS software to match up images with coordinates of real-world places.The work paid off for the researchers. The images revealed many important archaeological features, including prehistoric hunting traps called desert kites in eastern Jordan. Desert kites, stone-wall structures that date back 5,000 to 8,000 years, were used to trap gazelle and other similar animals. The dry desert of eastern Jordan preserved many of them, but agricultural expansion in western Jordan dismantled or destroyed many more. The satellite images bring them back to life, showcasing a web of diamond-shaped enclosures with what look like long kite tails, offering the best view, to date, of these important hunting tools.Declassified U2 spy plane images also showed the canal system in northern Iraq, which provides insight into how an early empire maintained its power and governed. (Photo Credit: Emily Hammer and Jason Ur / Advances in Archaeological Practice)The images also showed an Assyrian canal system in northern Iraq, which provide insight into how an early empire governed; and the layout, size, and environmental position of Marsh Arab communities in the late 1950s and early 1960s, many of which disappeared after massive hydroelectric dams in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq impounded the rivers, and especially after the government of Saddam Hussein deliberately drained the marshes.“The activities of ancient human communities frequently left large-scale traces on the landscape,” Hammer said. “You can’t see these patterns when you’re standing on top of them, but just like stepping back from the blobs of paint on an Impressionist painting reveals the full picture, aerial and satellite imagery allow the patterns to emerge.”More on Geek.com:Laser Scans Uncover Hidden Military Traverse Underneath AlcatrazGeo-Radar Detects Viking Ship Buried Underground in NorwayWatch: Newly Restored Footage of 1953 Nuclear Tests Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists Stay on targetlast_img read more


Victim her family shocked by attackVictim her family shocked by attack


first_imgA Vancouver woman suffered severe burns Monday night when someone threw a caustic liquid in her face in an attack so unusual that a veteran police detective said he hadn’t heard of such a thing in 30 years working in Vancouver.“I’m a nice girl and I don’t know why this happened,” Bethany Storro, 28, said Tuesday in her hospital room in the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.“It’s very bizarre, very random and very weird, and we don’t understand it,” said Storro’s mother, Nancy Neuwelt, reached by phone while at Storro’s bedside.“She’s having a hard time,” Neuwelt added. “It’s changed her life now and her emotions are all over the place.”About 7:15 p.m. Monday, paramedics and police rushed to West Eighth and Columbia streets, near Esther Short Park. A woman who happened by after Storro was attacked called 911.Storro, a Vancouver resident like her mother, had been standing outside on the passenger side of her car, planning to get some coffee at the Starbucks there, Neuwelt said.last_img read more


Former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello diesFormer Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dies


first_imgLOS ANGELES — Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the ’60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of “beach” movies, died Monday. She was 70.Funicello, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987 and became a spokeswoman for treatment of the chronic, often-debilitating disease of the central nervous system, died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., Walt Disney Co. spokesman Howard Green said.Funicello and her husband, Glen Holt, had moved from the Los Angeles area after a 2011 fire gutted their home in Encino.Bob Iger, Disney’s chairman and chief executive, said: “Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family, synonymous with the word ‘Mousketeer,’ and a true Disney legend. She will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of Walt Disney’s brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent. Annette was well known for being as beautiful inside as she was on the outside, and she faced her physical challenges with dignity, bravery and grace. All of us at Disney join with family, friends, and fans around the world in celebrating her extraordinary life.”Funicello was a 12-year-old dance-school student when Walt Disney saw her performing the lead role in “Swan Lake” at her dance-school’s year-end recital at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank in the spring of 1955.She joined a group of other talented young performers hired to become Mousketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” the children’s variety show that debuted on ABC in October 1955 and quickly became a daily late-afternoon ritual for millions of young Americans.last_img read more


Broward declares countywide cold weather emergency through SaturdayBroward declares countywide cold weather emergency through Saturday


first_imgHollywoodBroward Outreach Center2056 Scott St.(Shelter location only)If the weather forecast changes, the county said shelters may be extended or canceled. For more information, call the Broward County Homeless Hotline: 954-563-4357 (HELP).Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County officials have declared a multi-night cold weather emergency as a strong cold front pushes through South Florida.Temperatures are projected to reach the low 40s overnight from Wednesday through Friday. It will get even colder in inland areas, with lows reaching the upper 30s.As result, county officials declared a cold weather emergency from 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, to 9 a.m., Thursday, from 6:30 p.m., Thursday, to 9 a.m., Friday, and from 6:30 p.m., Friday, to 7 a.m., Saturday.The county is urging the homeless to seek shelter indoors during these periods.Cold night shelters for homeless individuals have been set up at the following locations:Pompano BeachPompano Beach City Hall100 W. Atlantic Blvd. (Southeast Corner)(Pickup location to go to a shelter)Fort LauderdaleThe Salvation Army1445 West Broward Blvd.(Shelter and Pickup Location) last_img read more


Sodiumion battery cathode has highest energy density to dateSodiumion battery cathode has highest energy density to date


first_img Explore further This Ragone plot for the new cathode material (red circles) and other cathode materials for Na-ion batteries shows that the new cathode has the highest energy density for a wide range of charge and discharge rates. Credit: Park, et al. ©2013 American Chemical Society More information: Young-Uk Park, et al. “A New High-Energy Cathode for a Na-Ion Battery with Ultrahigh Stability.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/ja406016 The researchers, Young-Uk Park, et al., from Seoul National University and KAIST, both in South Korea, have published their paper on the new high-energy cathode in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. As the researchers explain, Na-ion batteries have the potential to meet and even exceed the performance of today’s Li-ion batteries. “The fascinating thing is that Na chemistry is much richer and has more variety than that of Li,” coauthor Kisuk Kang, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University, told Phys.org. “This makes us believe that there will be unexplored Na battery electrodes out there that can far excel the current Li batteries.”Both Na-ion and Li-ion batteries are candidates for being part of a large-scale system that stores energy generated by new technologies, such as solar, wind, and geothermal technology, where energy is produced intermittently. Although Li-ion batteries’ high energy densities enable them to store a large amount of energy in a small space, the downsides of these batteries are their high cost and low stability. Since sodium is abundant in the earth, it is much cheaper than lithium, even though Na-ion batteries face their own challenges.One of these challenges is a low energy density. Until now, the highest energy density of a Na-ion battery has been about 520 WH kg-1. The root of this problem can be traced to the inherent characteristics of sodium (in particular, a less negative redox potential compared to lithium), which reduces the operating voltage and leads to the lower energy density. Another major challenge for Na-ion batteries is that, even moreso than Li-ion batteries, they suffer from poor long-term stability. This problem also stems from an inherent characteristic of sodium, which is that sodium ions (1.02 Å) are nearly twice as large as lithium ions (0.59 Å). The large size causes a greater change in the host structure upon insertion and removal, which results in a decrease in capacity after repeated cycles.The new cathode material improves in both areas. The researchers attribute the 600 Wh kg-1 energy density to the cathode material’s open crystal framework with vanadium redox couples, which leads to a high voltage that in turn increases the energy density. The new cathode material also allows the Na-ion battery to retain 95% of its capacity over 100 cycles and 84% for 500 cycles. This outstanding cycle life arises from the fact that the cathode material has the smallest volume change among Na cathodes so far, which is due to the rigid framework that is less sensitive to Na ion insertion and extraction compared to other frameworks.In the future, the researchers plan to further improve the electrochemical properties of this Na-ion battery cathode with the goal of designing next-generation Na-ion batteries for new applications.”Further improvements in the cycle stability need to be accomplished in order to be considered for large-scale systems because it requires exceptionally long cycle life (>10 years), unlike small electronic devices,” Kang said. “In this respect, not only the electrode stability, but also other aspects such as the compatibility between electrode and the electrolyte, and the electrolyte stability itself, have to be simultaneously considered.”The researchers plan to address these challenges when designing future electrodes.”We are currently searching for more new electrode materials that can outperform the material that was reported this time,” Kang said. “We have both computational and experimental tools to search for them, which will accelerate the identification of this new material.” Sodium-air battery offers rechargeable advantages compared to Li-air batteries 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.center_img (Phys.org) —Although sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries don’t perform as well as lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, they have the potential to be a cheaper alternative. In a new study, scientists have designed a new cathode for Na-ion batteries that provides an energy density of 600 Wh kg-1, which is the highest reported so far for Na-ion batteries and even rivals the energy densities of some Li-ion batteries. The new cathode material also has a greatly improved cycle life, bringing Na-ion batteries a step closer to realization as part of a large-scale energy storage system. Citation: Sodium-ion battery cathode has highest energy density to date (2013, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-sodium-ion-battery-cathode-highest-energy.html Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society © 2013 Phys.org. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Antione and done Villanova is great for college basketballAntione and done Villanova is great for college basketball


first_imgWarriors will win another title, despite not being overwhelming favoritesVegas released its NBA title favorite odds, and for the first time in several years the Warriors aren’t the clear betting favorites to win it all. Even though Bovada has both the Warriors and Rockets listed as 6/5 favorites, Colin still gives the edge to Golden State.The Warriors have been hit with late season injuries and slogged through an unremarkable regular season, which is common for teams that have made multiple title runs, but there’s no reason to think they won’t be locked in for the playoffs. They struggled down the regular season stretch last year, too, but soundly crushed everyone on their way to their second title in three years. There’s no reason to think they can’t do it again.Also:– Jim Mora shouldn’t be getting crushed over Josh Rosen comments Anti-one and done Villanova is great for college basketballVillanova blew out Michigan in the NCAA Final, and did with a combination of experienced, mostly mid-level recruits.  In a copycat world, Colin thinks Nova winning it’s second title in 3 years could cause other elite programs to rethink stacking their teams with mostly one and dones. The mantra in college basketball over recent years has been that experience doesn’t matter. Nova’s success proves that it does. Guests:Doug Gottlieb – FS1 College Basketball Analyst is in-studio explaining why Villanova was so far superior to their competition; if they could change teams pursuing the one and done strategy; and why Jim Mora’s Josh Rosen comments are a problem.Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show to explain why the Josh Allen to Cleveland rumors have legs; landing spots for Josh Rosen; and why the Odell Beckham trade market isn’t on fire.Rob Ryan – Longtime NFL defensive coordinator is in-studio discussing Jim Mora’s Josh Rosen comments; and why he’s not sold on Baker Mayfield as an NFL QB.Corey Maggette – Former NBA player and Big 3 player is in-studio talking one and dones; why leaving Duke as a one and done was difficult; and his thoughts on the Spurs publicly calling out Kawhi Leonard.last_img read more


Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal IndictmentBitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment


first_img 4 min read April 15, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Scruffy-faced New York City Bitcoin playboy Charlie Shrem is in some seriously hot water and deep, too. Perhaps as deep as the known partier might have been into Silk Road, where he allegedly scored drugs and poured money into the underground drug trade.The outspoken 24-year-old former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and former CEO of the popular BitInstant exchange, a Bitcoin-rich millionaire who dubbed himself “Charlie Van Bitcoin,” is currently under house arrest at his parents’ Brooklyn residence. A prodigal millennial back at home with his parents. Very original.News of Shrem’s new domestic “situation” follows the flashy Bitcoin evangelist’s indictment over his alleged role in laundering some $1 million on the “Amazon of the black markets,” the anonymous ecommerce site Silk Road. The Feds shook down and shut down the “online drug bazaar” last October. Last month, authorities announced the grand jury indictment of Ross Ulbricht, a.k.a. “Dread Pirate,” the alleged mastermind of the shady marketplace.Related: BitInstant CEO Arrested for Alleged Ties to Silk RoadShrem himself reportedly trolled Silk Road to buy drugs, likely weed, for himself. He was formally indicted April 10 following a failed bid to reach a plea bargain agreement.The U.S. Department of Justice arrested him on Jan. 27 at JFK Airport on money laundering charges related to accusations that he sold more than $1 million worth of BTC to Silk Road sharks to use to score drugs and other illegal goods. Also on Jan. 27, the Feds also arrested Florida restaurant owner Robert Faiella, Shrem’s alleged co-conspirator, the self-crowned “BTCKing.”According to the Justice Department’s criminal complaint, the charges filed against Shrem and Faiella include “conspiring to commit money laundering, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.” Additionally, Shrem is charged with “willfully failing to file any suspicious activity report regarding Faiella’s illegal transactions through the Company, in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.”Shrem is scheduled to be arraigned in two weeks in front U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff. His lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, has said that his client intends to plead not guilty. If convicted, the Bitcion baron and media darling could serve a 20-year prison sentence.Related: Alleged Founder of Silk Road Pleads Not Guilty, Will Stand Trial in NovemberBitInstant, which Shrem founded while still an undergrad in 2011 and the Winklevoss twins backed with $1.5 million in seed money, went dark the day of Shrem’s initial arrest. The company is at the epicenter of a class-action suit filed on behalf of customers. They claim that the BitInstant falsely represented its services and failed to properly carry them out.Shrem was an early Bitcoin adopter and champion, reportedly buying 500 BTC during his senior year at Brooklyn College, back when they were still a bargain at around $3 or $4 each. When the price rose to $20 he purchased “thousands more.” At press time, the Bitcoin price neared $500 at $492.99, according to the CoinDesk Price Index.The controversial and widely misunderstood cryptocurrency has bumped along a rocky road in the wake of the fall of Mt. Gox, only compounded by rumors that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, was considering imposing limits on Bitcoin transactions. The price shot up by approximately 10 percent after PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan’s recent reassurance that the bank won’t ban Bitcoin.  Related: Cameron Winklevoss: A ‘Sheriff’ for Bitcoin’s Wild West Is a Good Thing center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more


Authorities inspecting more than 600 billboards across city of CancunAuthorities inspecting more than 600 billboards across city of Cancun


first_imgCancún, Q.R. — The director of Civil Protection for the municipality of Benito Juárez along with the mayor are requesting all billboard owners verify their signs.A verification operation by Civil Protection is including the owners of billboards around the city of Cancun to provide permits. The operation is also including physical inspections of the large advertisement signs for structural integrity.Antonio Fonseca León, head of Civil Protection says that municipal president Mara Lezama requested the verification of billboard owners be conducted throughout the municipality, where they have counted more than 600 large advertisements of which around 40 percent are considered illegal.Fonseca León explained that during their first round of inspections, 200 signs were inspected. Of those, 50 were closed for operating illegally, another 50 were legal with existing permits and 100 are in the process of regularizing their paperwork.He added that it is not only about having permits, but also having large billboards that are secure and safe. Billboard owners require both a permit and safety inspection to legally place the large ads.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_img Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like The president says his goal in visiting Myanmar is to highlight the steps the Asian nation still needs to take. He says he also wants to congratulate the people of Myanmar for having “opened the door” to being a country that respects human rights and political freedom.Obama spoke Sunday during a news conference with Thailand’s prime minister.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project BANGKOK (AP) – President Barack Obama says his landmark visit to Myanmar is an acknowledgement of the democratic transition underway but not an endorsement of the country’s government.Obama’s words were aimed at countering critics who say his trip to the country also known as Burma is premature. While Myanmar has undertaken significant reforms, hundreds of political prisoners are still detained and ethnic violence has displaced more than 100,000 people. How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more


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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I guess, you try to look at it glass half-full, I do get to kind of see what’s going on and maybe see the mistakes other people are making and try to add different tools and things to my arsenal that I didn’t have prior to that,” he said. “So it is good from that standpoint.” TEMPE, Ariz. — Jonathan Cooper has kind of become the forgotten man on the Arizona Cardinals.The team’s first round draft pick out of North Carolina in April, he was set to start for the team at left guard before a broken leg suffered in the team’s third preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.The seventh overall selection, he was placed on injured reserve less than a week later, and has only been seen wheeling around the locker room on a scooter with his leg elevated and in a cast. Wednesday, however, Cooper was sitting at his locker, with no scooter or cast to be found. The boot, he said, was removed in the last week or two, though it’s not officially gone for good.“I try to use it as sparingly as possible,” he said. “But under certain circumstances I’ll wear it just to be safe.”Not surprisingly, Cooper said it’s been “very difficult” only being able to watch his teammates, rather than play with them.“Of course you’d like to be a part of all of this, especially with how well we’re doing, but you kind of learn to deal with it on the front end and just try to do the best you can later.”Later is where there is plenty to look forward to for the 6-foot-2, 311-pound player.Unlike some injuries, a broken leg is not the type that should impact Cooper’s game once it is finally healed. He says his progress has been coming along well, as he’s feeling much better than he was even a couple of weeks ago, when the boot was first removed.“It felt great,” he said of what that felt like. “I was just happy to walk again, so that was the biggest thing — not being uneven with wearing a boot and all that, so that was great.” Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Cooper has maintained a positive outlook during all of this, saying it was much more difficult to deal with early on when the injury first happened. Now, though, he says it is much easier to accept what happened and start preparing for next season.And there’s not a doubt in his mind that he’ll be ready to go in 2014.“Just week to week, the progress is so huge,” he said. “So now I feel like at that point in time I should be good to go.”The Cardinals are undoubtedly banking on it. Cooper was a first round pick for a reason, and next season he’ll be expected to slide in and be the player the team thought it was drafting. But Cooper says he can’t worry about that yet. “I try to do week to week, just try to improve,” he said. “I guess that is exciting — I am excited to come back, but I know anticipation will kill me if I think about it too much.“So I’m just trying to make sure I’m able to run and then do lateral movements and cuts and all that before I think about trying to block somebody.”But when that time comes, Cooper says his time off may help him be a more effective player when he returns. Though he’d rather have never gotten hurt, there may be a bit of a silver lining to the dark cloud. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


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