16 killed over 80 injured in Pakistan train collision

first_imgLahore/Islamabad: At least 16 passengers were killed and more than 80 others injured on Thursday when an express train rammed into a stationery freight train in Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said. The Quetta-bound Akbar Express collided with the stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of the province, Dawn quoted officials as saying. The freight train was on the loop line when the speeding passenger train instead of running on the main line entered the wrong track. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”Sixteen people have been killed and over 80 others injured in the collision between two trains,” according to a police official. All passengers, onboard the train headed to Quetta, have been removed from the train and track clearance operations were underway, Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan, Jamil Ahmed Jamil said. He said that heavy machinery was being used to rescue passengers who were stuck in the train, adding that they were being provided with food and water. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangAuthorities said the Pakistan Army was also taking part in the rescue efforts. The engine of the Akbar Express was completely destroyed in the accident while three compartments were also damaged, police said. The injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals of Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar Khan for treatment where an emergency has been declared, Geo news reported. A child and a man have been rescued from the train, the report said. Officials say they fear more casualties in the accident. Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi have expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in the train accident. In a tweet, Prime Minister Khan said he has asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure and ensure safety standards.last_img read more

Seven stories in the news for today June 28

first_imgSeven stories in the news for Wednesday, June 28———FEDS CONFIDENT OF SOFTWOOD VICTORYNew U.S. anti-dumping duties on Canadian softwood announced this week were lower than expected and that has Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hoping Washington is finally accepting that Canada isn’t subsidizing the industry. The U.S. boosted the import duties on Canadian softwood in the belief the industry is selling wood in the U.S. at rates lower than in Canada. Canada says there are no subsidies at all.———TRUDEAU: LIBERALS INHERITED $18B DEFICITPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal government has been keeping its promise to be fiscally responsible and blames the previous Conservative administration for being at least partly responsible for higher-than-expected deficits. He says the Liberals have remained consistent with their election promise to add about $10 billion in new spending for 2016-17, their first full year in office. But Trudeau argues that the Liberals had to deal with a baseline deficit of $18 billion after coming to power.———JURY TO GET FINAL INSTRUCTIONS IN ALBERTA MURDER TRIALThe fate of an man charged with killing a father, his toddler and a senior in Alberta is expected to be handed to a jury today. Derek Saretzky, 24, faces three counts of first-degree murder in the 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech five days earlier. Saretzky has pleaded not guilty to all charges.———TOUGH ROAD AHEAD FOR SARETZKY JURY: ADVOCATEThe Alberta jury in the Derek Saretzky triple murder trial has a difficult road ahead even after they finish their deliberations, says a former juror who suffered PTSD from his time in the jury box. Mark Farrant, who spent five months at a 2014 murder trial in Toronto and was later diagnosed with PTSD, is now an advocate for the need to provide counselling for jurors hearing horrific cases. Farrant says the Saretzky jurors have been bombarded with horrific images and it takes a toll every day.———MONTREAL SUSPECT IN U.S. AIRPORT STABBING BACK IN COURTA Montreal man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, returns to court today to learn if he’ll remain in custody. But Amor Ftouhi, 49, is unlikely to be granted bond because of the serious charges and the fact he resides outside the U.S. Ftouhi is charged with committing violence at an airport by stabbing Lt. Jeff Neville in the neck a week ago. Neville was released from a hospital Monday.———CANCER-DETECTING PROBE AIDS TUMOUR REMOVAL: STUDYCanadian researchers have developed a fibre-optic probe that can detect errant cancer cells within healthy tissue during brain tumour surgery with close to 100 per cent accuracy and sensitivity. The hand-held, pen-like instrument, known as a Raman spectroscopy probe, is able to differentiate between cancer cells and healthy cells. The research is published in the journal Cancer Research.———CHIEF’S ‘LAMENT FOR CONFEDERATION’ REMEMBEREDAs Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Chief Dan George’s family and friends are urging Canadians to reflect on his moving and visionary speech, “A Lament for Confederation.” The acclaimed actor and former Tsleil-Waututh Nation Chief delivered the address at Canada’s centennial celebration in Vancouver on July 1st, 1967. The speech forcefully critiques Canada’s treatment of indigenous people and calls on First Nations to “seize the white man’s instruments of success” to rise again.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will provide an update on their response to the opioid crisis.— Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa before visiting Montreal.— B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong will deliver his 2016-17 fiscal update.— The team representing Canada in this year’s Invictus Games will be announced in Toronto.— Canadian singer Michael Buble will be honoured at a ceremony by Gov. Gen. David Johnston at Rideau Hall.— Ken Pagan, who tossed a beer can towards a Baltimore outfielder during a Blue Jays playoff game in 2016, will be sentenced.last_img read more

Disruptive passengers force plane from UK to Las Vegas to divert to

first_imgWINNIPEG – Five men were removed from a plane that was forced to divert to Winnipeg on its way from the United Kingdom to Las Vegas.A spokesman with Thomas Cook Airlines says the Airbus A330 was travelling from Manchester to Las Vegas on Saturday morning when the crew diverted to Winnipeg due to some passengers’ “disruptive behaviour.”RCMP say the five British citizens were arrested for mischief and causing a disturbance.Police say none of them resisted the officers, and they were escorted off the plane in handcuffs without incident.The airline spokesman says the company will not be releasing further details about the passengers’ behaviour since the matter is now in the hands of police.The plane left Winnipeg for Las Vegas later in the afternoon, without the five men on board.Police say no one was injured.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,096.07, up 80.39 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 41 cents, or 6.14 per cent, to $7.09 on 13.9 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $1.17, or 6.41 per cent, to $19.42 on 5.3 million shares.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up $2.68, or 11.82 per cent, to $25.36 on 4.5 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 4.28 per cent, to $7.06 on 4.14 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $3.19 on 4.09 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 1.96 per cent, to $15.10 on 3.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE). Engineering and construction. Up 10 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $19.89 on 488,067 shares. The construction company says it has received two regulatory permissions needed for it to be sold to a Chinese state-owned company for $1.5 billion. The deal with CCCC International Holding Ltd., however, still faces a review under the Investment Canada Act.last_img read more

Bank of Canada expected to hold benchmark interest rate as economic clouds

first_imgOTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is widely expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent today after a 25-basis-point increase at its last setting in October.This morning’s announcement comes in the wake of a move by the Alberta government to curtail oil production in the province after Jan. 1 to try to clear a crude storage glut that has driven western Canadian oil prices to multi-year lows.Meanwhile, the recently announced plan to close the General Motors of Canada car plant in Oshawa, Ont., similarly offers a downside risk to future growth.Bank economists say an unexpected dip in monthly gross domestic product figures in September and lower-than-expected oil prices so far in the fourth quarter have dampened growth expectations and placed in doubt forecasts for a January bank rate increase.Lower growth prospects are expected to reinforce Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz’s strategy of moving very gradually on increases to its overnight rate.Economists say they will be closely watching Poloz’s speech on Thursday for signs of how events are affecting his view of the path forward. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Desjardins launches 45M fintech fund as competition heightens

LEVIS, Que. — Desjardins Group has launched a new $45-million fintech investment fund in a bid to tap into cutting-edge technology as competition heightens.The co-operative financial group says these investments are aimed at “significantly” improving the client experience by accelerating its “digital transformation.”It added that the investment pool will support businesses that use “innovative operational, technological or economic models” to address existing or emerging issues.The fund will be managed by Desjardins Capital, the private investment arm of Desjardins Group.Desjardins says the fund’s first investment will be in X-Telia Group Inc., a Quebec-based wireless network operator in the internet-of-things and home automation sectors.It says an example of X-Telia’s technology involves installing smart sensors on farm silos as part of a pilot project led by the agri-business division of La Coop federee, a major partner of Desjardins.The Canadian Press read more

Police to arrest snake girl

The 21-year-old ‘Cobra Girl’ from Colombo had been arrested last year after being charged for keeping a snake in her possession under the Animals Ordinance and Cruelty to Animals Act and, the Dangerous Animals Act. She was remanded while her companion was handed over to the Dehiwala Zoo on a court order.However, Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne later ordered that the pet cobra be returned to Nirosha. (Colombo Gazette) The police say they will arrest Nirosha Wimalaratne, also known as the cobra girl or snake girl, once to arrives in the country from overseas.According to the police, the arrest will be made based on the court order issued this week. The Court ordered her arrest as she had failed to appear in court over a case. Her troubles began when police raided the Cleopatra Night Club at the Liberty Plaza in Colombo at dawn last August. Report by Indika Sri Aravinda read more

13 million people in southern Africa risk starvation UN envoy says

Nearly 13 million people in southern Africa are at risk of starvation, James Morris, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy on the humanitarian crisis in the region, said today. Mr. Morris told reporters in New York that half of the 12.8 million vulnerable people are living in Zimbabwe, 3 million in Malawi, more than 2 million in Zambia, half a million in southern Mozambique, as well as tens of thousands in Lesotho and Swaziland. WFP has received pledges for about half of the more than $500 million it is soliciting from donors for southern Africa’s food needs, Mr. Morris said, hailing the “extraordinary” support from the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. “It is really important that we have our commitments in place soon so that we can get the food pre-positioned before the October rains come, because once the rains arrive it becomes difficult to move huge vehicles through dirt roads,” he said. Turning to the broader international picture, the WFP chief called attention to the large global demands for food emergencies, noting that the agency is feeding some 10 million people in Afghanistan and 6.5 million in the Democratic Republic People’s Republic of Korea. In order to “do what needs to be done to save lives and begin to give young lives hope and opportunity,” WFP would have to encourage some traditional donors “to be far more generous,” while gaining new contributions from countries around the world that had improved their economies to the point enough to be able to help those less fortunate. Another key component of meeting global food needs would involve improving access to agricultural surpluses, including by exempting their use in the humanitarian context from commercial and trade considerations. “WFP serves the hungriest and poorest people in the world wherever they are,” said Mr. Morris. “People that we serve have absolutely no cash resources to participate in the world economy, so if the world can somehow figure out how to exempt from the general trade discussions the use of surplus food for humanitarian purposes that would go a long way.” In a separate development, WFP today announced that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had committed to a donation of over 2,400 tons of maize – worth about $1 million – to support the agency’s response in southern Africa. Hailing this move, Mr. Morris welcomed the donation from the Utah-based church, calling it a “significant contribution [which] comes at such an important time, when millions of people are facing more and more hunger each day, and some barely surviving.” read more

Employment and social protection fund for Palestinians gets backing at UN meeting

In approving the Palestinian Fund for Employment and Social Protection, the Governing Body encouraged the ILO to assist in the establishment of the Fund, and appealed to donors to support it.The Governing Body also approved the establishment of a pilot project to test the concept of a “Global Social Trust” that could ultimately help to provide basic social security for up to 100 million people in poor countries. Financing would come from networks of individuals in developed countries, who would systematically make regular, voluntary donations of a few dollars a month to create basic social protection systems in developing countries and support benefit payments until those systems become self-supporting.The session also took up the situation in Myanmar, discussing the possibility sending an ILO mission to the country to conclude a plan of action for the elimination of forced labour there.Concerning developments in Colombia, where reports indicate that some 100 trade unionists have been killed this year, the Governing Body discussed an ILO project for the country aimed at securing the rights of trade unionists, promoting freedom of association and the right to organize, and furthering social dialogue as a means of stopping violence.The Governing Body, which meets three times a year, has 56 principal members – 28 representatives from governments, 14 from employers’ organizations and 14 from workers’ groups. read more

Autumn could be to blame for your worsening migraine

first_img Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 7:40 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha 34 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Petukhov Anton Share1024 Tweet Email8 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Petukhov Anton Pain on one side or both sides of your headPain that feels throbbing or pulsingSensitivity to light, sounds, and sometimes smells and touchNausea and vomitingBlurred visionLightheadedness, sometimes followed by fainting.Disabling effectsThe World Health Organisation ranks migraine as the 7th most disabling disease worldwide and classifies severe attacks as among the most disabling illnesses, comparable to dementia, quadriplegia and active psychosis.But Irish migraine specialist Dr Patrick Daly said that “it doesn’t get that recognition in the general populace” and described migraine as a brain disorder.“It’s a brain malfunction with a headache,” he said.There are approximately half a million migraine sufferers in Ireland, meaning that it affects more people than asthma, diabetes and epilepsy combined.Read: Here’s a look at the world’s 5 big health findings – and how Ireland comparesRead: Nurofen could be fined $6m for misleading consumers about painkillerscenter_img http://jrnl.ie/3038966 Autumn could be to blame for your worsening migraine There are approximately half a million people in Ireland who suffer from migraine, described as “a brain malfunction with a headache”. 22,981 Views IF YOU FIND yourself experiencing more frequent or worsening migraine in the past few weeks – the season could be to blame.Autumn can be a bad time for migraine-sufferers as changing weather conditions have long been recognised as a trigger factor for migraines.“Many people living with migraine note an increase in attacks at this time of year, probably due to weather changes in pressure and humidity,” says Jane Whelan, communications officer of the Migraine Association of Ireland.“In addition, the changing season may be a factor and factors such as ‘seasonal affective disorder’ (SAD) may also be important due to the changes in hours of daylight at this time of year,” she added.Although there are no non-prescription cures for migraine, there are studies working on a cure, while others are calling for migraine medicine to be made available over the counter.According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of a migraine include: Oct 23rd 2016, 7:40 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

5600 enquiries 20000 hours of CCTV footage Garda Adrian Donohoes murder is

first_img5,600 enquiries, 20,000 hours of CCTV footage – Garda Adrian Donohoe’s murder is still unsolved The 41-year-old was killed in the line of duty at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, on 25 January 2013. By Órla Ryan 16,522 Views Short URL Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe Update 5.22pmTODAY IS THE fourth anniversary of the killing of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.The 41-year-old father-of-two was shot dead in the line of duty during an armed robbery at Lordship Credit Union in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, on the morning of 25 January 2013.No one has ever been charged or brought to justice in relation to the incident. The gang of five involved in the attack escaped the scene with just €4,000.Marking the anniversary of the killing, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan described his death as a “brutal and senseless murder”.In a statement, O’Sullivan said: “An Garda Síochána is as determined as ever to bring those behind this horrific crime to justice.Gardaí today were keen to stress the importance of new information, no matter how small, in helping to solve the murder of their colleague.In the Garda Memorial Garden on the grounds of Dublin Castle this afternoon, Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn spoke of the “callous murder” and said there are people out there who can help them bring these killers to justice. Chief Superintendent Sean Ward (left) and Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn (right) appealed for the public’s help. Source: Michelle Hennessy/TheJournal.ieNo matter what that piece of information is, big or small, it might seem insignificant to you but it could be that crucial piece of information that makes a link for us to help solve this murder.Over the last four years, investigating officers have carried over 5,600 individual enquiries, taken over 2,500 witness statements and examined in excess of 20,000 hours of CCTV footage. Still, no one has ever been convicted of the garda’s murder and Finn said someone out there could help provide a “vital cog” in the investigation.Commissioner O’Sullivan earlier paid tribute to Donohoe:Adrian was the epitome of all that is good about An Garda Síochána. In his professional and personal life he was dedicated to the community he served. Whether it was his work in Dundalk Garda Station or giving his time to coach underage teams at St Patrick’s GAA in Lordship, Adrian was always focused on helping and supporting others.“Today, our thoughts are with Caroline, the children, and all of Adrian’s extended family and friends.”The Irish League of Credit Unions, which represents credit unions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, has offered a reward of €50,000 for information that leads to any arrest and prosecution in respect of the murder.Anyone with information in relation to the murder is asked to call the incident room in Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8470 or the Garda Confidential Line number on 1800 666 111.Read: “Exceptional personal bravery” – Murdered Garda Adrian Donohoe awarded force’s highest honour Image: Garda Press Office/RollingNews.ie Jan 25th 2017, 5:00 PM center_img 48 Comments Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 5:00 PM Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe Image: Garda Press Office/RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3203863 Share71 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Domestic Travel now requires proper ID

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Mar 2015 – You will need a government issued ID in order to travel domestically now; a new policy and more recently a demand from the Border Control Minister as the country continues to grapple with illegal migration and the possibility that migrants are moving between islands unchecked. Magnetic Media has learned that for years now, it had not been a standard practice for travellers to present identification to local airlines or ferry services to prove who they are; this is a common practice in other countries, especially reinforced in a post 911 world. Well the enforcement is on and valid forms of identification are a requirement for all travel within the Turks and Caicos Islands. Related Items:domestic travel, idlast_img read more

Panasonic G95 wants to be your camera for YouTube as well as

first_imgEnlarge ImageThere are a lot more direct-access controls on the G95 than on the G85, and the C2 saved preset slot holds an additional 3 sets. Panasonic Panasonic makes some great cameras, but they all tend to skew one way or the other: the Lumix G and GX series towards photo enthusiasts and the GH series towards prosumer videographers. Its new Lumix G95 brings some of the more important video features into the fold, in the hopes of luring vloggers who want a single camera to fill all their video and photo needs.Panasonic intends to offer only kits in the US, at least initially, with the 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens. When it ships in May, the G95 kit will cost $1,199 (directly converted, about £917, AU$1,685).The vlogosphere is not new territory. A ton of cameras want to be your one and only for both vlogging and stills, especially in this price range, which is slightly above where models like the new Sony A6400, Fujifilm X-T30 and the old Canon EOS M50 sit. Panasonic’s going a little further, though, with some important video features cameras like those don’t offer, notably in-body image stabilization.  It also supports clean HDMI-out with simultaneous internal and external recording (both 8-bit), comes with a V-LogL flat profile and has a headphone jack. Plus, it can record continuously for essentially an unlimited length of time — as long as the camera stays cool — and because the battery won’t last that long, you can run it on a USB-connected power source.panasonic-lumix-g95-backEnlarge ImageThe camera’s back controls are extremely similar to the G9’s, though it’s missing the joystick for selecting focus areas. Panasonic But while it’s a size compromise between Pansonic’s higher-end G9 and older G85, it’s still bigger and heavier than the competition. Plus, it’s continuous-shooting speed of six frames per second (with continuous autofocus) can’t quite keep up with the others, either. It does have a good set of direct-access controls, though, and an articulated touchscreen for off-angle or selfie shooting with a mic attached to the hot shoe. Yes -2 – 18 EV Sensor effective resolution 2.0x Yes April 2018 20.3MP Live MOS 18.9 oz (est.) 536 g (est.) Sensitivity range Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth Tags No ISO 100 – ISO 25600/51200 (exp) 23.5 x 15.6mm 26MP X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 14-bit 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.4 in 120 x 67 x 60 mm 14.3 oz (est.) 403 g (est.) Stereo; mic input, headphone jack 30-1/4000 sec.; bulb; 1/160 x-sync 1 x SDXC OLPF -4 – 18 EV Share your voice -2 – 20 EV Yes Fujifilm X-T30 290 shots (1,200 mAh) ISO 80 (exp)/ISO 160 (exp)/200 – ISO 12800/51200 (exp) ISO 100 (exp)/ISO 200 – ISO 25600 1 x SDXC Burst shooting Cameras Post a comment 1.5x 24.1MP Dual Pixel CMOS OLED EVF 2.4m dots 1.48x/0.74x Flash Dual Sensing IS (Optical with gyro data sent from body) January 2019 EVF 0.4 in/10mm 2.4m dots n/a Yes Yes Focal-length multiplier Yes Viewfinder (mag/ effective mag) Best video Stereo, mic input Yes n/a Wireless connection $899.99 £949 AU$1,499 Yes Metering sensitivity ISO 100 – ISO 32000/ISO 102400 (exp) $999 (with 15-45mm zoom lens) Shutter speed Yes Comparative specifications 3-inch/7.5cm Tilting, flip-up 921,600 dots Stereo, mic input, headphone jack 5.1 x 3.7 x 3.0 in 130 x 94 x 77 mm 1,728 zone Metering Yes $899 Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 0 – 18 EV Panasonic Lumix G95 Audio Sensor size Yes Clean HDMI out 256 zones XAVC S at 100Mbps; UHD 4K/30p, 25p, 24p; 1080/120p 425-point phase-detection AF 91-area Contrast AF $779 (est.) £539.99 AU$899.95 (est.) Canon EOS M50 49-area DFD Contrast AF Yes Stereo; mic input H.264 QuickTime MOV 4K UHD/24p at 120Mbps, 1080/60p, 720/120pcenter_img 22.3 x 14.9mm Battery life (CIPA rating) Yes Yes -2 – 20 EV Optical 4GB/29m59s 1.6x 10 minutes Yes 6fps 600 JPEG/30 raw (9fps with AF-S) 30 – 1/4000 sec.; bulb; 1/200 x-sync Size (WHD) H.264 QuickTime MOV DCI 4K/30p at 200Mbps; UHD 4K/30p at 200Mbps; 10-bit 4:2:0 internal, 4:2:2 external OLED EVF 0.4 inch/10mm 2.4m million dots 0.93/0.62x Wireless flash 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.3 in 116 x 88 x 59 mm 1/4,000 to 30 sec (1/32,000 sec with electronic shutter); bulb to 60 min; 1/180 sec x-sync n/a Display 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.8 in 118 x 83 x 47 mm 13.8 oz (est.) 390 g (est.) Yes 380 shots (1,60 mAh) $999.99 £999 AU$1,699 (with 16-50mm power zoom lens) 1 x SDXC (UHS-II) Unlimited 1 x SDXC Hot Shoe 24.2MP Exmor CMOS 14 bit 801.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 Autofocus Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), NFC, Bluetooth AF sensitivity 17.3 x 13mm 0 360 (VF), 410 (LCD) (1,020 mAh) Yes Sony A6400 384 zones 425-point phase detection, 425-area contrast AF No H.264 MP4 4K UHD/30p @ 100Mbps, 1080/120p @ 20Mbps 3-inch/7.7 cm Articulated touchscren 1.04m dots Maximum best-quality recording time per clip IS 8fps 90 JPEG/18 raw (20fps with eshutter) Optical 235 shots (875 mAh) -3 to n/a EV 1.5x 3 in/7.5cm Articulated touchscreen 1.2m dots 1/4,000 to 60 secs (1/16,000 with electronic shutter); Time to 30 minutes; 1/200 sec x-sync Manual aperture and shutter in video 1,200 zones Yes 13.5 oz (est.) 383 g (est.) Yes 0 – 20 EV 3 in/7.5 cm Multiangle tilting touch 1.04 million dots n/a Yes n/a Body operating weight Primary kit March 2019 Dual IS 2 (5 axis) Mfr. price (body only) $899.99 £649.99 AU$949 (with 15-45mm lens) Release date May 2019 Memory slots 143 points phase-detection AF (with specific Canon lenses); 99 points 7.4fps 47 JPEG (10fps with fixed focus and exposure; Servo AF not supported with raw) $1,199 (with 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens) 11fps 99 JPEG/46 raw Yes 23.5 x 15.6mm OLED EVF 0.4 in/10 mm 2.4 million dots 1.07x/0.7x Canon Panasonic Sonylast_img read more

Governor Meets with Tribes in Advance of Land Trust Deadline

first_imgGovernor Walker visited five rural Alaska communities, including Akiachak. 2014 Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.Governor Bill Walker faces an August deadline for determining the future of the state’s appeal against a court case that could clear a path for Alaska tribes to put land into trust.Download AudioHe’s facing pressure from tribes to drop the lawsuit. Trust status would reshape tribal sovereignty on certain lands. Walker said Monday that the purpose of his recent five-village trip was to listen and build relationships with tribes.“I wasn’t trying to sell a deal or make a deal, or get anyone to do anything different. I just wanted to understand and hear from them about some of their issues in their village and tribal associations,” said Walker.Walker inherited a 2013 lawsuit fighting an earlier decision about land into trust, from the Parnell administration. He’s delayed action for seven months. A brief is due on the 24th indicating the state’s plans. His tour last week brought him to five place: Akiachak, Tuluksak, Chalkyitsik in the interior, Barrow, and finally to Haines.He brought boxes of vegetables and strawberries from Palmer-area farms to far corners of the state, as he spoke with plaintiffs who originally sued the federal government in 2006 for the ability to put lands in trust. Walker says a common thread was that tribes wanted to make sure land is available for future generations.“The theme I would take from across the state is they were looking at it more from a preservation standpoint. They’re trying to hold on to what they had, recognizing that they had a whole lot more previously,” said Walker.Trust status, however, has major implications for jurisdiction and could give tribes wider control over laws and management of lands, while restricting the power of the state. It also has tax implications. Walker says land status is one of an array of issues related to tribal sovereignty that his administration is considering.“We’re looking at some of those already, as far as for how we can transfer jurisdiction for certain matters over to tribes. I think I would look, our vision is much broader than land into trust,” said Walker.His administration is also wrestling with how to implement tribal courts. Walker is not detailing his plans for the lawsuit yet. He says he and his legal team are still reviewing information.last_img read more

Alaska congressional delegation avoids criticizing refugee ban

first_imgPhoto by Liz RuskinSen. Lisa Murkowski issued a statement on President Trump’s controversial refugee ban that avoids both endorsement and criticism. Meanwhile, Sen. Dan Sullivan said he supports the president’s order, and Congressman Don Young issued a supportive statement but did not make an outright declaration of support for Trump’s action.Listen nowMurkowski said Trump has made it clear “the security of Americans is his top priority” and she said she agrees with that. But, in a statement emailed by her spokesperson, Murkowski also said U.S. immigration policy “must strike a balance between national security and our values as Americans.” Further, she said, how the government implements policy is important, too.The senator said she and her staff have been monitoring the situation and she intends to press the administration to address the needs of the people affected.Trump issued the order on Jan. 27. It indefinitely bans Syrian refugees and blocks refugees from all other countries for 120 days. It also temporarily blocks all visits by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.Sen. Dan Sullivan says he supports the temporary restrictions, which he says “will be in place until our vetting and screening system is thoroughly reexamined.” His written statement does not address the indefinite ban on Syrian refugees, but a spokesman said the senator also supports that ban, which he considers temporary.Alaska Congressman Don Young criticized what he called a “flawed” rollout, in particular when it came to the detention of “lawful residents” and green card holders. But he says the government must do all it can to ensure the immigration system is capable of examining threats.“This temporary pause allows our nation to review its vetting process and begin addressing some of the many national security holes identified by those in our intelligence and counter-terrorism community,” Young’s statement says.Some 200 people protested against the ban in Anchorage on Sunday (Jan. 29.)*This story has been modified to include the statements of Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Rep. Young.last_img read more

Big brands bet on World Cup fever in India where cricket is

first_imgBengaluru: Indian advertisers are on track to spend more than USD 400 million during this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, looking to cash in on a mania that is smashing viewing records in the world’s biggest market for the sport. About 1.5 billion people are expected to watch the tournament worldwide, more than 15 times the audience for the Super Bowl of American football. Also Read – IDBI Bank launches repo rate-linked lending Advertise With Us From ride-hailing firm Uber to tech giant Samsung Electronics and snacks maker Mondelez, companies are banking on television, radio and online campaigns, as well as live fan events, to woo cricket-mad consumers. “We might have different religions, but cricket is the biggest one,” said Shashi Kumar, a 34-year-old in the technology hub of Bengaluru, who said the game unites the country and brings people together. Also Read – Fiscal deficit touches Rs 5.47 lakh crore Advertise With Us The surge in advertisement spending during the six-week tournament that runs until July 14 could boost consumer demand and help India’s economy run out its slowest period of growth in four years, analysts say. “Brands would not like to lose the opportunity to capitalise on this frenzy,” said Vinita Pachisia, senior vice-president at media agency Carat India, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network. Advertise With Us Although a niche sport with just 10 participating countries, versus 79 in the FIFA soccer championship, cricket’s popularity in the Indian subcontinent means companies allot about half of their marketing budget to the World Cup. Sponsors and media buyers say they expect more than 800 million Indians to watch this year, but there are no official projections. Four years ago, 635 million watched, mainly on television, as online streaming was in its infancy in India. The much-anticipated match between arch rivals India and Pakistan on June 16 prompted 206 million fans to tune in to official broadcaster Star network, a unit of Walt Disney Co, to watch India win. Star’s streaming platform, Hotstar, said the 15.6 million concurrent users for the match was its highest tally for a one-day international game. ‘World cup mania’ The matches start later in India’s day and run through prime time, while the return to a round-robin format cuts the chances of an early knockout of favorites Australia, India and New Zealand. They are also being broadcast in six more Indian languages this year, as well as Hindi and English. Greater television and internet access and India’s success under captain Virat Kohli have helped push spot advertising rates up by 40 per cent to 60 per cent from four years ago, media buyers say. They estimate this year’s advertising spend of more than USD 400 million will be nearly double of 2015. Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co, which is giving away Amazon Echo devices with high-end TV sets, said it doubled sales of big-screen TV sets in the month before the tournament began on May 30, versus last year. Uber Technologies Inc, which operates in eight World Cup countries, ran a contest offering tickets to the games in Britain as prizes, while Mondelez International Inc, maker of Cadbury’s chocolates, launched a special variety. The “World Cup Mania” sale of Amazon.Com Inc’s rival Flipkart, a unit of Walmart, offers discounts on televisions, and its digital payments unit Phone Pe is running promotions online. “We want to reach the next 250 million Indians who are on the internet, but not using digital payments yet,” said the unit’s chief executive, Sameer Nigam. Spot TV advertising slots for the June 16 match cost up to 2.5 million rupees (USD 36,000), versus a package for all games ranging between 1 million and 1.5 million rupees, media buyers say. Some companies are also sponsoring fanzones. A thousand fans watched the India-Pakistan match at a brew pub in Bengaluru, in an event sponsored by Bira 91, a recent entrant to the beer market, backed by US-based Sequoia Capital. “We wanted to pick up a sport which had very very wide appeal to Indian consumers and there is nothing comparable to cricket,” said Chief Executive Ankur Jain.last_img read more

METRO Is About To Start Testing Its First SelfDriving Vehicle

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: METROThis shuttle is similar to the one Metro is considering for the Texas Southern University campus. Listen X center_img Share Last spring, METRO announced a plan to run an autonomous bus along TSU’s Tiger Walk, a shared-use path that cuts across the campus. Now, the transit agency said it will start a pilot program in January.METRO CEO Tom Lambert said they’re curious to see how autonomous vehicles function on a small scale, as they look for new ways to move commuters through the growing region. He added that a college campus is a good testing ground.“There’s a lot of pedestrian movement, cycling movement, golf cart movement,” Lambert said. “There’s a lot of things we can learn.”In the second phase of the pilot, Lambert said they hope to run the bus on nearby Cleburne Street to see how it interacts with vehicular traffic.Looking ahead to the future, Lambert wants to know if autonomous vehicles could play a larger role in the transit system.“I’m convinced that you can platoon buses on a 100-mile HOV network we already have invested in,” he said. “If the technology continues to progress, there’s a lot of bidirectional movement we can get with the existing right-of-way.”During the TSU pilot program, Lambert said they also want to gauge how people react to a vehicle without a driver. But he added they will have an operator on board while they’re testing the vehicles. 00:00 /00:51last_img read more

An equation to quantify the origins of life on other planets

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers, one with the Columbia Astrobiology Center in New York, the other with the University of Glasgow in the U.K. has come up with a mathematical equation that when solved is meant to offer a means for estimating how often life begins on other planets. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Caleb Scharf and Leroy Cronin describe their equation, how they came up with it and why they believe it might become more useful as scientists learn more about the true nature of other planets and solar systems. Back in the 1960’s, an astronomer named Frank Drake came up with a formula for estimating the likely number of alien civilizations that might be capable of transmitting radio signals in such a way as to be recognizable by receivers here on earth. That equation, named quite naturally the Drake Equation has been the unofficial standard-bearer for half a century, despite it having no solution because some of the parameters are still unknown. The same holds true for the new equation developed by Scharf and Cronin, but the results given should the unknowns ever be discovered would offer a different sort of answer than Drake was looking for.To build their formula, the duo came up with several parameters to solve for abiogenesis, which is the likelihood of an event occurring that leads to life beginning, they included the number of possible building blocks, the mean number of such blocks per possible organism, the availability of building blocks that might exist during a given time period, expressed as a fraction and the probability that the existence of the building blocks would actually lead to life starting in a given unit of time. It looks like this:Nabiogenesis(t)= Nb · 1/no · fc · Pa · tIn essence the formula is meant to suggest that the probability of life beginning on a given planet is very likely connected to whether there are building blocks available on a given planet, and how much of them there might be. As more is learned by space researchers it is hoped that the formula could help narrow down search targets by offering a statistical probability of success for a given planet. The researchers note that the building blocks available do not necessarily have to be of the type that led to life beginning on our planet. They also suggest that implied in the formula is the likelihood that life beginning events are more likely to occur in solar systems where there are multiple planets, which allow for an opportunity to share materials that could lead to building blocks. Bayesian analysis rains on exoplanet life parade © 2016 Phys.org 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. Citation: An equation to quantify the origins of life on other planets (2016, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-equation-quantify-life-planets.html Explore further More information: Quantifying the origins of life on a planetary scale, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1523233113AbstractA simple, heuristic formula with parallels to the Drake Equation is introduced to help focus discussion on open questions for the origins of life in a planetary context. This approach indicates a number of areas where quantitative progress can be made on parameter estimation for determining origins of life probabilities, based on constraints from Bayesian approaches. We discuss a variety of “microscale” factors and their role in determining “macroscale” abiogenesis probabilities on suitable planets. We also propose that impact ejecta exchange between planets with parallel chemistries and chemical evolution could in principle amplify the development of molecular complexity and abiogenesis probabilities. This amplification could be very significant, and both bias our conclusions about abiogenesis probabilities based on the Earth and provide a major source of variance in the probability of life arising in planetary systems. We use our heuristic formula to suggest a number of observational routes for improving constraints on origins of life probabilities.last_img read more

High Protein Chips In Seven Different Flavours

first_imgNew Delhi: Naturell (India) Pvt. Ltd., the lifestyle health products company, offers a wide range of RiteBite premium products like protein bars, nutrition bars and protein chips that helps one boost up the energy levels. The company is also a pioneer in innovating the concept of ‘Power Snacking’. RiteBite Max Protein fuels one with sustained energy, and has no preservatives and artificial sweeteners. The recently launched, RiteBite Max Protein chips is a power snack that provides protein by blending seven ingredients (Jowar, Quinoa, Ragi, Whole grain oats) super grains and (Soya, Urad and Chick peas) pulses which provides sustained energy for a longer period. This 60 Gms gluten-and-guilt-free wholesome snack provides 10 g protein, 4 g fibre and has a low glycemic index i.e. it has no white carbs like rice, corn, potato or wheat which tend to spike up blood sugar levels and cause it to drop rapidly making one feel tired. RiteBite protein chips has 35% lesser fat compared to other traditional namkeens, making it just the perfect, tasty, 5 pm snack to satisfy savoury cravings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Mr. Vijay Uttarwar, the Managing Director and Founder of the crunchy snack family, avers that, “Consumers should never compromise on taste for nutrition. One’s taste palate and nutritional needs should go hand in hand and at RiteBite we have kept all these factors in mind while the recipe for chips was in progress. RiteBite protein chips proves that guilt-free, crave-worthy indulgence is possible. Our products are available in 10,000 outlets and we intend to reach a target of 20,000 outlets by the end of this fiscal.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive RiteBite Max Protein offers a wide range of ‘Power Snacks’ that help consumers adopt a healthier lifestyle and boost up their energy level. The company’s focus has always been on providing tasty and healthy, protein and fibre rich products in innovative formats which help in hunger satisfaction and keep a check on cravings. One can pick and choose any healthy chips from the range of RiteBite protein chips like: Cheese Jalapeno, Spanish Tomato, PeriPeri, Chinese Manchurian, Salt and Pepper, Desi Masala, Cream and Onion.last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more July 23, 2010 – Fluke Biomedical’s new TNT 12000 X-Ray Test Device has been awarded the prestigious Medical Device Excellence Award (MDEA) in the radiological and electromechanical devices category. The MDEA competition is the premier awards program for the medical technology community recognizing groundbreaking innovations changing the face of health care today. Chosen by a multidisciplinary panel representing engineering, medicine, human-factors technology, industrial design, manufacturing and other health care and design-related fields, the TNT 12000 X-Ray Test Device was selected as one of the top medical technology breakthroughs of 2010. Earning highest marks in design, technology, innovation, user-related features and benefits to both patients and the overall health care system, the TNT 12000 X-Ray Test Device is considered best-in-class for its contribution to improving patient safety, reducing cost, improving systems uptime, ease of use and overall innovation in the field of diagnostic imaging quality assurance. For more information: www.flukebiomedical.com or www.devicelink.com/expo/awards FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Related Contentlast_img read more