At first blush, the Mars rover that NASA hopes to launch in 2020 is a near twin to Curiosity, which is now exploring the Red Planet. It will use the same chassis and will be delivered to the surface with the same “sky crane” system. But today’s announcement of the seven instruments that will ride on the new rover’s payload makes it clear that the Mars 2020 rover will be much leaner.The numbers speak for themselves: Curiosity supports a payload of 75 kilograms built at a cost of about $180 million; the Mars 2020 rover payload will weigh 40 kilograms and cost $130 million. The reductions are in part to make room for rock samples to be stashed for eventual return to Earth. Being lean will also keep the rover free of complicated, time-consuming instruments that could hamper it from assembling a diverse cache of rocks in just a few short years.Some of the instruments offer incremental advances over their counterparts on Curiosity. For example, the Mastcam-Z will have a zoom lens, which will allow researchers to build 3D movies (something that MastCam principal investigator Mike Malin wanted to do with filmmaker James Cameron on Curiosity before that capability was descoped). More importantly, the zoom camera will allow the rover to look out farther into a planned drive and identify hazards—permitting longer and more autonomous daily traverses. 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Most notably, it lacks an instrument like Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite, which contains ovens and a mass spectrometer that can search for specific organic molecules in a sample. Although a mass spectrometer can be incredibly powerful—SAM has yielded the very first signs of organics on Mars—they can also bog the mission down. Curiosity spent 5 months working with SAM more or less in the same spot, drilling and analyzing samples at a place called Yellowknife Bay.So when the science definition team released its report last summer, they expressly recommended a set of scientific instruments that were not souped-up. And NASA, in evaluating and selecting winners among the 58 instrument proposals, obliged. Nowhere on the payload is anything risky or outlandish, such as proposals for a solar power helicopter and a plant germination experiment.The Mars 2020 rover will still be able to search for biosignatures in a more limited way. Two of its instruments, SuperCam and SHERLOC, will have Raman spectrometers. These instruments excite molecules in a sample with lasers of different frequencies, and look for associated emissions from the excitations. The Raman spectrometers will be able to pinpoint areas of a rock that have interesting chemistry, whereas the SAM instrument can provide information only about a bulk, ground-up sample. The Raman spectrometers have another advantage: They work fast. Project scientist Ken Farley, an ultramarathoner who has run nine 100-mile races, knows that being speedy will be to his advantage. “Time is going to be pressing,” he says.On the other hand, SAM can identify specific molecules, even long-chain organic molecules, whereas the Raman spectrometers will just be sensitive to generalized groups within an organic molecule, such as a carbon atom double-bonded to an oxygen atom. “There are compromises everywhere you look,” Farley says. And yet, it is the compromises of doing geochemical work on another planet that make sample return so appealing for the rover scientists: On Earth, state-of-the-art laboratory techniques could be brought to bear on the cached samples.See here for the full list of the seven instruments and their principal investigators.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manuel was apologetic for his spat with LA Tenorio at the 1:25 mark of the third quarter.Receiving a pass from Calvin Abueva down low, the 6-foot-4 bruiser went for an undergoal stab but lost his balance when the Ginebra guard tried to stop his shot from behind. With emotions on a high, Manuel pushed Tenorio as both were restrained by their teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLooking back, Manuel said that he should have known better.“I didn’t know that he was just trying to pick me back up, and I still hit him,” he admitted in Filipino. “Of course, the emotions were so high and we got carried away. He was asking me whyI hit him when he was just trying to get me back up and I felt ashamed of what I did. I would have wanted to apologize but he had already left.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Abueva on much-improved Aces: ‘We buried our losing streak in 2017’ But his brush with Tenorio won’t overshadow his sensational play. He finished with a season-best 18 points, 11 coming in the pivotal third quarter. He also had five rebounds and two assists in Alaska’s 97-83 win.The win was the Aces’ third straight victory, putting them in joint third with TNT with similar 3-2 slates.“We’re always competing in practice. Nothing comes easy and we always give it our all. That’s why we’re bringing our aggression from our practices to the games,” said Manuel, who is finding his way from a calf injury that sidelined him for the better part of last season.“Every team is strong and there are no more easy games. We’re happy with the win, but we need to be focused every game, be aggressive, and do what we’ve been doing over these last three games to our next games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Back to his hardworking self, Vic Manuel seemingly couldn’t do anything wrong when Alaska played Ginebra on Sunday.But as stellar as he was in the game, the 30-year-old forward still has one thing he wished he didn’t do.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
With the Opposition demanding that the Insurance (Amendment) Bill be referred to a select committee, the government on Sunday deferred its plan to move the NDA’s first major economic reform legislation for the consideration of Rajya Sabha on Monday.Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said he and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will talk to leaders of Congress and opposition parties on Monday on various aspects of the bill that seeks to raise the FDI cap in the Insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.Naidu said the government does not want to move the Insurance Law Amendment Bill 2008 bill for consideration in the Upper House on Monday. Government would like to move the bill for consideration thereafter, preferably on Tuesday, Naidu said.Earlier, Naidu appealed to the opposition to cooperate in passing the bill, which was listed in the Monday’s list of business of Rajya Sabha.” I fervently appeal to Congress and other opposition parties to enable passing the proposed legislation for enabling 49 per cent foreign investment in Insurance Sector, in this Budget Session of Parliament in the larger national interest.”
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is beginning and the Iowa State Patrol wants motorists to be safe while driving.Trooper John Farley says the Memorial Day weekend has been historically a bad weekend for traffic accidents:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FARLEY1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..of crashes. :19Farley says the numbers from AAA indicate a lot of people will be out on the nation’s highways over the next few days:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FARLEY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….interstate systems. :18Farley says law enforcement officials are emphasizing all people to buckle up whenever they travel:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FARLEY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….every trip. :16The other letters in SIDE stand for Impairments, Distractions and Excessive speed.Farley says those three things contribute to many crashes.He hopes motorists will drive defensively and be aware of their surroundings and the other drivers on the road.
Step forward Weston-super-Mare AFC, currently kicking about in the National League South, the sixth tier of English football. “Never been relegated,” confirms Oli Bliss, the 37-year-old managing director of the club and regular at Woodspring Stadium since he was five. “We were refounded in 1948 and we definitely know we’ve never been relegated since 1948. And we’ve got no record of us being relegated before then. So yeah, I think we’re pretty unique” – in England, at least.But now one of the proudest records in – let’s go there – all of sport is in dire jeopardy. Weston-super-Mare, aka the Seagulls, have been nailed to the bottom of the National League South for months. There was a small blip of excitement with a cup “run” – ended with a 2-0 defeat by Wrexham in the FA Cup first round proper – but a slump became a crisis and in March they parted ways with their manager, Marc McGregor.With four games to play – and despite Saturday’s 3-1 win against Dartford – there is an ocean of clear water between the Seagulls and survival. They might not be arithmetically relegated but mentally they must be coming to terms with the fact that their 131-year run is reaching an unceremonious end. Put simply, this season Weston have been far from super, and they are having a mare. But why is relegation so terrible? When I ask Bliss to sum up the problems that the Seagulls have had this season, a part of him almost sounds relieved at what is happening. Weston-super-Mare is “a small community club”, he notes, one that is dwarfed in their league by Torquay United and Dulwich Hamlet, both of which often have attendances of more than 3,000.They are also a proper semi-professional club: one where the players train on only Tuesday and Thursday nights, and go off to jobs as PE teachers and car salesmen. And they have the idiosyncrasies of the lower leagues, such as the groundskeeper who, despite the club’s nickname, obsessively dislikes seagulls (in my head it is Bill Murray and the gophers in Caddyshack) and plays booming music over the PA to keep them off the pitch. “It’s a club that really has been playing above where it should be,” accepts Bliss.Bliss’s sanguinity could be a lesson to anyone whose beloved team is faced with the drop. In fact, he is positively optimistic for Weston’s future. On Monday the club are set to announce a new manager: despite their league position, they had a number of very strong applicants, apparently. The club are financially stable, have a vibrant academy system and maybe next season can look forward to a derby against Taunton Town in the Evo-Stik League South.More than anything the club might start winning matches again. When you first hear about Weston‑super-Mare, it is bizarre and brilliant that they have never been relegated. But what is perhaps even more remarkable is that, even though they have avoided demotion, they are still playing in the only sixth tier of English football. I ask Bliss how he would describe watching the club for 30-odd years: “We’re quite a, what would you call it? Boring,” he says, laughing. “We’re not up and down, we maintain where we are.”“It is better to be a tiger for one day,” the ancient Tibetan maxim, co-opted by Madonna, goes, “than a sheep for a thousand years.” An astonishing record is going but Weston-super-Mare AFC are looking to the future, not the past. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Messenger Twitter You might expect there to be tears on the terraces. This is the point where a photographer finds a child who has never known life outside the National League South and captures them sobbing into their replica shirt. Or perhaps anger. When Hamburg were relegated from the Bundesliga last May, irate fans sent fireworks and flares raining down. Their final match of the season ended with the goalmouth on fire and police officers swarming the pitch. And Hamburg had been in Germany’s top division for only a mere 55 years (admittedly a national record).Bliss, though, does not imagine there will be similar scenes at Weston-super-Mare AFC. For one thing the average home attendance at Woodspring Stadium is usually around 600 and there is not much of a police presence. For another, the vultures have been circling the Seagulls for a while now. Since enjoying their best spell around 2003-04, the club have found themselves habitually at the wrong end of the table.This season will not even be the first that Weston have finished in the drop zone. That also happened in 2007, 2008 and 2010, only for the club to be reprieved by the football gods – or, for atheists, financial irregularities. In 2007 they were spared by Farnborough Town going into liquidation and two clubs, Hayes and Yeading, merging. In 2008 salvation came when Cambridge United failed a ground inspection. In 2010 Salisbury were demoted two leagues when they were unable to pay back a creditor and the Seagulls were absolved again.Might there be another impossible stay of execution this time? “Hmm, I don’t think so,” sighs Bliss. “We’ve not heard of any issues in our league – and normally by this stage of the season you’d hear a rumour about a team. So we are not very positive on that side.”It is tempting to feel sympathy for Weston-super-Mare. At the start of the season relegation is the great fear for any club and its fans. When we hit 40 points – or whatever the figure is – the relief is always palpable. We are, it seems, hard-wired for survival. Facebook Share on WhatsApp Right, pub-quiz trivia time. Which English football club of long (100-years-plus) standing has never been relegated? I’ll give you a few moments. Obviously it is not Manchester United: they were famously relegated as recently as 1974, while in the 1920s and 1930s, the club was known for yo-yo’ing between the top two divisions. Liverpool were relegated in 1954 and spent five years in the wilderness until Bill Shankly turned their fortunes around. Arsenal are close but a dismal campaign in 1912-13 saw the London team – then known as Woolwich Arsenal – go down.No, the club I am thinking of shares a legend with Celtic, Internazionale, Ajax and Barcelona. In fact, their achievement technically outshines those footballing behemoths: Celtic, the oldest club never to have been relegated, date back to 1890. This club was founded in 1887. Phil Neville tells England not to lose feelgood factor over one defeat Read more Read more Liverpool recover their composure after Southampton’s stinging start Pinterest Share on Twitter features Football Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Topics Share on Pinterest The players come together before the FA Cup first round tie against Wrexham in November. Photograph: Will T Photography Sportblog Reuse this content
Arsenal scouts to watch RB Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai at Anfieldby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will have scouts watch Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai when the Austrian champions face Liverpool on Wednesday night.The Gunners are monitoring the 18-year-old Hungary international, having made their interest known to Salzburg during last summer, says the Mirror.Szoboszlai has scored eight goals in 31 games since joining from feeder club FC Liefering – also owned by Red Bull – in 2018.Arsenal are believed have approached Salzburg chiefs with their wish to be kept informed on rival interest in Szoboszlai, ahead of a potential move at the end of the season. They have monitored both he and teammate Erling Haaland. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
At the end of the 2018 season, Hurts entered the transfer portal and wound up at Lincoln Riley’s side.Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy: Jalen Hurts ‘a terrific football player’ https://t.co/exJOBpInqn #Sooners #Cowboys pic.twitter.com/Cl5Kj9saGM— OUInsider (@OU247) July 15, 2019In 14 years as head coach of Oklahoma State, Gundy has tasted victory in the Bedlam Series only twice. Even with this year’s edition being played in Stillwater, it’s widely expected that Gundy won’t get his third in 2019.Oklahoma’s last two starting quarterbacks – Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray – have gone on to win the Big 12 title, the Heisman trophy, a spot in the College Football Playoff, and been the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.Will Jalen Hurts make it three in a row? STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 28 : Head Coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys leaves the field after the game against the Oklahoma Sooners November 28, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 58-23.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Oklahoma and Oklahoma State may hate each other with a passion, but Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy isn’t above giving compliments to an opponent where they’re due. He had some very high praise for newly-acquired Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts heading into the 2019 season.Speaking at the Big 12 Media Days via OUInsider, Gundy called Hurts “a terrific football player” and said he enjoys preparing against the best players.“He’s a terrific football player. I don’t think there is any question about it. So we’re looking forward to playing him. People say, ‘Well, that wasn’t any fun.’ We’ve had a chance to play the last two Heisman Trophy winners and compete against the very best in that game at that position arguably within the country winning the Heisman Trophy, so it’s exciting for us to try to prepare against the best.”Hurts is set to start for the Sooners in 2019 after spending the previous two years at Alabama. He led the Crimson Tide to the College Football Playoff in the 2017 season but was benched in favor of game-winning quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.The following year, Tagovailoa beat Hurts for the starting job.
Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10 will have alternating one lane closures for ditching and culvert installation until Friday, Nov. 28. There is a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, traffic cones and traffic control people on site. KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until spring 2009. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Thompson Road Thompson Road, between Crowley Road and Pugwash River Road, will be closed for culvert replacement until further notice. -30- Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingramport Bridge Ingramport Bridge on Trunk 3 will be closed for repairs until Sunday, Nov. 30. A temporary bridge is in place near the work zone. Drivers are advised to obey signs and reduce speed on the temporary bridge and in the work zone. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Keltic Drive Sections of Keltic Drive, between Seaview Drive and O’Neils Road, will be restricted to one lane until Saturday, Nov. 29. Signs, traffic control people, and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Motorists are advised to obey signs and personnel, and drive with caution in the area. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive St. Margarets Bay Road, for about one kilometre, from Albert Walker Drive to Northwest Arm Drive will have one-lane closures for clearing, upgrading, gravelling and paving until Friday, Nov. 28. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-755-7152 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Campbell’s Creek Campbell’s Creek Bridge on Route 305 will be closed for rail repairs on weekdays until Friday, Nov. 28. A detour is available on Route 239 and Northwest Arm Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail Repaving Sections of the Cabot Trail (Trunk 30), south from the Path End Bridge, are restricted to one lane until Friday, Nov. 28, for paving. There are signs and traffic control people on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, Monday to Saturday. Motorist are advised to obey signs and personnel, and drive with caution in the area. INVERNESS COUNTY: Murray Truss Bridge Murray Truss Bridge on the Murray Hill Road is closed because of storm damage. The bridge will be assessed and the road remains closed until repairs are completed. Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 PICTOU COUNTY: Young Road Access to and from Highway 104 on Young Road in Pine Tree will be closed until further notice for the Highway 104 twinning project. The road remains open to local residents but has no exit. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 CONTINUING WORK HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 and Bog Road Overpass The Bog Road overpass, above Highway 101 is closed until Sunday, Nov. 30. It is being replaced as part of the Highway 101 twinning project. A marked detour route is available on Rand Street, Bishopville Road, and Old Post Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-237-0068 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 Local Area Office: 902-835-1641 Fax: 902-835-1860 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 for 1.5 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for upgrades until Aug. 31, 2009. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316 will have alternating one lane closures for upgrading, gravelling and repaving from the intersection of Trunk 16 and Half Island Cove, west for 4.7 kilometres until Wednesday, Nov. 26. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday with some Sunday work. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road will have alternating lane closures until Friday, Dec. 5 to install traffic signals at the entrance of Central Supplies and the Petro Canada station. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-578-9679 Fax: 902-563-0540 INVERNESS COUNTY: Grand Etang Bridge The Grand Etang Bridge will occasionally be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Friday, Dec. 19. A detour is available on a temporary bridge marked with signs and lighting. Traffic control people will be on site. INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. Detour on East Margaree Crossroad. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mosher Bridge Mosher Bridge on Shore Road East will be closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 28. A detour route is available on Shore Road East to Gate Mountain Road, to Route 362, and then back to Shore Road East. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3, Gold River Bridge A one-lane bridge is open on Trunk 3 between Mahone Bay and Chester while the new Gold River Bridge is being built. Work is expected to continue until August 2009. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 Fax: 902-532-7094 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Thorburn Road will be closed until Wednesday, Dec. 17, to remove the underpass near Thorburn Consolidated School. Motorists are advised to use the detour route adjacent to the Thorburn Road via Hollow Road. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, southbound for about 500 metres to Exit 7, will have occasional one lane closures until Friday, Nov. 28 to install truck weighing equipment. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Vincent Way and Hawthorne Street The intersection of Vincent Way and Hawthorne Street will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and asphalt concrete paving until Sunday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 and Exit 25 The Back Road on Trunk 1, and ramps at the Exit 25 interchange on Highway 101 at Joggins Bridge, will be closed to all traffic until Tuesday, Nov. 25. Detour routes are marked. Please obey signs and personnel, and travel with caution. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16 will have alternating one lane closures for upgrading, gravelling and repaving from Phillips Harbour, east for 2.8 kilometres to Half Island Cove until Wednesday, Nov. 26. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday with some Sunday work. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Grey Bridge Grey Bridge on Grey Road, East Kemptville will be closed indefinitely for structural repairs. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Morrison Road Sections of Morrison Road, between Birch Grove Road and the intersection of Trunk 22, are restricted to one lane until Saturday, Nov. 29. Signs, traffic control people, and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Motorists are advised to obey signs and personnel, and drive with caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596
Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile, Chairman of the Council’s sanction committee on Al-Qaida and the Taliban, told reporters in a press briefing Tuesday in Kabul that he had met with several high-ranking Afghans in his mission to enforce sanctions, and that he would report his findings to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Asked about reports that the Taliban were being funded by drug sales, Ambassador Muñoz said, “The information that we have right now, and it is perhaps more hypothesis than very strong information, is that this money may come from drugs, from the increase in the drug trade and that many of these commanders of the Taliban that are operating are in fact cashing in drugs for weapons. So there is a strong suspicion of a link between drug trafficking and the increase in Taliban activities.”One cannot discount, however, that money may come from some Middle Eastern countries and one of the most important issues of our committee is precisely to detect the money trail and the transfers of money which has become more sophisticated because we have frozen the economic resources of many organizations so that Al-Qaida, in particular, has transferred the money in different ways. In other words, they have become flexible and have adapted to our sanctions and now they are using couriers, for example,” he added.”They are using the most direct banking traditions, the hawala for example,” he said.The hawala system allows the transfer of money through promises or chits, with minimal movement of cash. It is thought to have originated in India before the advent of banking systems.Ambassador Muñoz said, “What happens now is that the hierarchical structure of Al-Qaida has shifted. Increasingly it is less hierarchical and more horizontal. Their units have more autonomy to gain access to funding and weaponry so that although there is a hierarchy still, there is more of an autonomy that makes detection more difficult. This is something that we are going to have to deal with.”
High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Juan Méndez will meet the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan Jan Pronk and senior Sudanese officials to discuss the latest situation in Darfur, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters today.Mrs. Arbour and Mr. Méndez are slated to brief the press before heading back to Geneva on Sunday, Mr. Eckhard added. Mrs. Arbour and Mr. Pronk will then travel to UN Headquarters in New York next week to discuss the issues with Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Mr. Annan dispatched the two rights officials to investigate the continuing crisis in Darfur and recommend how civilians can be better protected from further attacks by the Janjaweed militias. The Janjaweed stand accused of conducting brutal attacks – killing and raping villagers, poisoning wells and destroying homes and cropland.About 1.45 million people are internally displaced and another 200,000 live as refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the Janjaweed attacks and fighting between Sudanese Government forces and two rebel groups.Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruud Lubbers, has arrived in the Chadian capital N’Djamena for the start of a five-day mission to Chad and Sudan to see firsthand what the UN refugee agency is doing to assist the massive displaced population.Mr. Lubbers was slated to meet Chadian President Idriss Deby, senior government officials and staff from UNHCR and aid agencies before heading on to Abeche in eastern Chad to begin his inspections.
“As long as this insecurity continues, the international community cannot provide the assistance that is so desperately needed by hundreds of thousands of people,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres said of Darfur, where fighting between the Government, allied militias and rebels has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million since early 2003.”The Government of Sudan has a responsibility to ensure security for all of its citizens,” he added.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) also expressed its alarm at the deteriorating security situation, noting that villages had also been attacked.Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Jan Pronk “is deeply concerned about the upsurge of violence in Darfur at a time when every effort is being exerted to speed up a peaceful solution to the conflict in the region in the framework of Abuja talks,” UNMIS said in a statement referring to talks in the Nigerian capital.Initial reports received by UNHCR indicate a group of 250 to 300 armed Arab men on horses and camels attacked Aro Sharow camp yesterday afternoon, sending thousands of residents fleeing into the insecure countryside. The attackers reportedly burned some 80 makeshift shelters, about one-quarter of the camp’s households.Aro Sharow is located 16 kilometres north of the town of Saleah. Between 4,000 and 5,000 internally displaced Sudanese were believed living in the camp, and most reportedly fled into the surrounding countryside. The nearby village of Gosmeina was also reportedly attacked and burned.Mr. Pronk was meeting today with the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission for Sudan, Baba Gana Kingibe, to discuss the incident. The AU has several thousand monitors on the ground in Darfur.UNHCR, which carries out protection monitoring in Darfur, has three offices in the region, with five more planned. But the Jebel Moon area around Aro Sharow has been a no-go zone for the UN for several months due to continuing insecurity.The attack follows a series of worrisome security incidents throughout Darfur. UNHCR is concerned that the deterioration in security is preventing the provision of vital aid to tens of thousands of IDPs and could prompt them to flee again, possibly to neighbouring Chad, which is already struggling to cope with more than 200,000 refugees from Sudan.UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said yesterday that the situation has become dangerous enough that relief agencies have temporarily suspended operations in some areas.The 15-member Security Council has called on all parties to negotiate in good faith with a view to reaching a peace agreement in Darfur by the end of 2005.”They emphasized the need for all parties to show calm and restraint and fully to honour the ceasefire, and urged that progress in the talks not suffer, due to violence in Darfur or to divisions within the two sides,” Council president for September, Ambassador Lauro Baja of the Philippines, said in a press statement yesterday.
Courtesy of MCTBuffalo Bulls quarterback Alex Zordich (15) directs his offensive line where to block against Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, September 29, 2012. UConn defeated Buffalo, 24-17.The University of Buffalo football team came to Columbus last year to finish its 2012 football season, losing 21-7 to Bowling Green in a neutral game site at Crew Stadium. The Bulls are returning to Columbus this weekend to kick off their 2013 season, and they aren’t expecting to lose again.This time around, the Bulls will be playing Ohio State, as the two teams kick off their seasons at Ohio Stadium Saturday at noon. OSU will be starting its campaign for a second consecutive undefeated season under Urban Meyer’s second year as coach, while the Bulls are looking to improve on a 4-8 record from last year.Although the Buckeyes may be heavily favored to win, the Bulls aren’t backing down from their opponent.“Our thinking is go in and get a win,” said Buffalo senior linebackerKhalil Mack. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”The Buckeyes, ranked No. 2 the AP preseason poll, are expected to be among the top contenders for a college football National Championship this season. Sophomore quarterback Joe Licata, however, said the Bulls also come into this game with high expectations.“They have obviously very high expectations,” Licata said. “They want to play in the National Championship at the end of the year, but we have expectations too, we want to make a bowl game at the end of the year.”The Buckeyes are the highest-ranked opponent the Bulls have played since 2006, when they suffered a 38-7 loss to then-No. 2 Auburn. That said, Bulls coach Jeff Quinn said his team’s preparation will not change in response to the team’s opponent.“I prepare our football team the same way each and every week,” Quinn said during the Mid-American Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “I don’t think we try to get too far ahead of ourselves. We know we’re playing one of the best football teams in the country.”If Buffalo is going to pull off the upset, they are going to have to hold Buckeyes junior quarterback and reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller in check.Quinn first saw Miller play while he was the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, while Miller was a freshman quarterback at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.“Even though he was a young high school freshman, I saw a lot of skills that I hadn’t seen in players that were juniors and seniors at that time,” Quinn said.Since then, Quinn said Miller has developed into “by far one of the best” players in college football.“We were the first ones to get in there and get our eyes on it and the more I’ve studied him, the more I think he’s a complete player,” Quinn said. “He can throw the ball, he can run the ball, he manages the offense. He’s making good quality decisions and this team really rallies behind him.”One of the players most responsible for bringing pressure on Miller will be Mack. A first-team All-MAC selection for the past two years, Mack’s 21 tackles for loss were the seventh-most in the Football Bowl Subdivision last year. He also holds Buffalo school records with 56 tackles for loss and 11 forced fumbles.Mack said what stands out with the Buckeyes offense is “how well they play together.”“They have a nice tempo offense,” Mack said. “They move fast, Braxton is fast, they complement each other, they complement his speed with the protection that they use. It’s a very disciplined team all around.”On the other side of the equation, Meyer has also been impressed by Mack. He said Monday that Mack is the second-best NFL draft prospect among outside linebackers in college football this season, and called him a “tremendous player.”“(Mack) would start for Ohio State and will be a very good NFL player,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference.The Bulls run a 3-4 defensive scheme, in which they employ Mack as a pass-rusher off the edge from the outside linebacker position. He is expected to match up primarily against Buckeyes redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, an NFL prospect in his own right who was named a captain for the Buckeyes earlier this week.“They got a good defense,” Mewhort said. “They throw some different looks at us and they do some different things, and that’s what we’ve been preparing for, so I’m excited to get out there.”Mack said he is excited for the opportunity to play against a top team and Mewhort and said he expects to take advantage of it.“Being able to go against some of the best competition, that’s more than I can ask for,” Mack said. “I’m looking forward to the challenge.”On the other side of the ball, the Bulls will be led by Licata, who replaced then-junior Alex Zordich as the Bulls’ starting quarterback during the team’s final four games of last season.In nine total games last season, Licata completed 52.8 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards and seven touchdowns, with three interceptions.Licata wants to prove himself further by leading the Bulls to a win Saturday.“You don’t go looking to have a moral victory, you go in to look to win the game,” Licata said. “If you have a moral victory, that means you lost the game.”Even if the Bulls do not win, however, Licata said it is more important that the team feels good about the way they play Saturday.“We need to just stay confident and keep pushing,” Licata said. “Things are going to go wrong at some point. That’s the game of football, that’s what happens. So when that one thing goes wrong, we can’t let it escalate and turn it two things or three things and get ourselves behind.”Although the Buckeyes will have eight new starters on their defense Saturday, Licata acknowledged that the Bulls offense will face a tough test.“I know that they’re very aggressive and they have a lot of great players,” Licata said. “They’re the most athletic team that we’ll face all year probably. There’s a reason why they were undefeated last year, and it started with their defense.”Licata will need help from some of the key players around him. Those key players include senior running back Branden Oliver, who has 2,514 career rushing yards and 18 career rushing touchdowns and senior wide receiver Alex Neutz, who caught 65 passes for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.Many of the Bulls are familiar with the Ohio. Thirteen players are natives, including sophomore punter Tyler Grassman, who played at Lincoln High School in Gahanna.Playing in Ohio Stadium, however, presents a different challenge for the Bulls. At a capacity of 102,329 people, Ohio Stadium is more than three times larger than Buffalo’s home stadium (29,013).Quinn said it is key for his team to “keep their poise and composure” as they deal with the road environment.“I know they’re going to be excited about being in that kind of environment,” Quinn said. “The energy is going to be outstanding. How you control and how you respond is going to be a big part of the beginning of that game. Be in the moment, focus on the process, staying very very locked in, trying to block out all that noise and that environment and just play football.”
“Changer durablement les habitudes” pour lutter contre le surpoidsLa Haute autorité de santé (HAS) souligne que les régimes amaigrissants et les traitements médicamenteux ne sont pas la solution face aux excès de poids. Elle remet notamment en question leur effet yoyo alors qu’un adulte sur deux et un enfant sur cinq présente aujourd’hui un surpoids.En France, on compte aujourd’hui qu’un adulte sur deux et un enfant sur cinq est en excès de poids, qu’il s’agisse de surpoids ou d’obésité. Cette dernière à proprement parler concerne 15% des adultes et 3,5% des enfants et est d’ailleurs devenue un véritable problème de santé publique dans plusieurs pays. “L’obésité est un fléau à l’origine de 40 fois plus de morts subites, de six fois plus de maladies cardiovasculaires et de dix fois plus de diabète”, souligne le Dr Cédric Grouchka. Ainsi, pour mieux dépister et prendre en charge l’embonpoint, la Haute Autorité de Santé a publié hier des recommandations et des fiches pratiques qui expliquent notamment que plutôt que de chercher à faire maigrir à tout prix, il est plus intéressant de changer durablement ses habitudes. Autrement dit, adopter une alimentation plus variée, augmenter l’activité physique, ou encore passer moins de temps devant un écran (tv, jeux vidéo, etc.).Néanmoins, l’activité physique ne se limite pas au sport, explique le Dr Grouchka et “30 minutes de marche rapide (6 kilomètres par heure) ou de danse de salon, équivalent à 20 minutes de jogging”. De même, jouer à la pétanque, au billard, passer l’aspirateur ou se balader tranquillement (4 kilomètres par heure) pendant 45 minutes donnent les mêmes résultats.”Aucun régime amaigrissant et aucun médicament” A l’échelle annuelle, une heure de marche quotidienne cinq jours par semaine, permet de perdre 12 kilogrammes et 12 centimètres de tour de taille, indique le Dr Philippe Zerr, médecin généraliste et président du groupe de travail “surpoids et obésité de l’adulte”. Quant aux enfants, eux ont besoin d’au moins une heure par jour d’activité physique, rapporte TV5monde.”Nous ne recommandons aucun régime amaigrissant, ni aucun médicament”, insiste le Dr Grouchka qui rappelle qu'”il n’y a pas de solution miracle” et que les médicaments en vente libre en pharmacie, n’ont qu’une efficacité modérée. De plus, les effets yo-yo des régimes à la mode sont nocifs et inefficaces à long terme.À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?”Le top 15 des régimes en librairie sont des machines à fabriquer de l’obésité”, accuse Anne-Sophie Joly, présidente du collectif national des associations d’obèse (CNAO). “80 % reprennent du poids après, avec un bonus en plus”. Chez les enfants, si l’excès de poids est installé à la puberté, le risque de rester en surpoids ou obèse est élevé (entre 20 et 50 % avant la puberté et entre 50 et 70 % après la puberté), note l’HAS qui recommande une mesure régulière (deux à trois fois par an) de la taille et du poids de l’enfant dès les premiers mois de la vie afin de réagir à temps.Surveiller l’indice de masse corporelle La HAS préconise ainsi le calcul systématique de l’indice de masse corporelle (IMC) qui consiste à diviser le poids en kilogrammes par le carré de la taille. Chez l’adulte en simple surpoids, l’objectif reste de ne pas en prendre davantage alors que pour les obèses, il faut dans un premier temps stabiliser le poids avant de chercher à en perdre. Il faut s’axer sur une perte équivalente à 15% du poids initial maximum en prenant en charge les “comorbidités associées” type diabète et bien sûr se faire aider par un médecin, souligne encore la HAS.Le 7 octobre 2011 à 13:45 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 16, 2016 – Ten nomination sites are named now as the Elections Office shared where the All Island and District contenders can officially register as a Candidate for the December 15, 2016 General Election.By now, the integrity Commission would have pre-approved those interested in offering for the race for one of 15 seats in the House of Assembly… Magnetic Media is privy to at least two letters saying there is no disqualification – one from former Premier, Michael Misick and the other from O’Brien Forbes another independent, at large contender.The basic checklist according to the Elections Office should include: a written statement to inform that the potential candidate is not disqualified and can run in the elections; a letter from the political party to say that indeed you can offer as that party’s standard bearer; the request for the use of a symbol which will appear alongside the candidate’s name on the ballot paper and a receipt that you have paid your deposit of $500 at the Treasury.The nomination centers are: Steven James Hall and Yellow Man and Sons Auditorium for the two districts in Grand Turk; the community centers in South Caicos, North Caicos and Five Cays; Harvest Bible Church and Tropicana Plaza for the eastern side of Provo; Cheshire Hall for the center of Provo and in the North west of Provo, the Church of God of Prophecy’s Office and Best Institute.Elections Supervisor, Dudley Lewis said at the nomination package launch earlier this month, that candidates must have two endorsements from within the constituency and that they will have from 9am to 1pm and then 2pm to 4pm to nominate for the historic elections which are now just 29 days away.Nomination Day is this Friday, November 18. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nominationdaytci2016 Official Nomination Day, Today Recommended for you
Posted: October 21, 2018 October 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Tommy Hough, race for District 6 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The midterm election is coming up.Former radio show host Tommy Hough joined us Saturday morning to talk about his run for City Council District 6.http://www.tommyhough.com/about.html Updated: 11:53 AM
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Average gas prices continue to rise around San Diego County Posted: April 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today for the 25th consecutive day, increasing 4.8 cents to $3.991, its highest amount since Aug. 1, 2015.The average price has risen 31 of the past 32 days, increasing 66.9 cents, including 3.5 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 25.9 cents more than one week ago, 66.7 cents higher than one month ago and 42.2 cents greater than one year ago.The statewide average price of $3.955 is 39.2 cents more than the $3.563 average for Hawaii, which traditionally has the highest average price.The recent sharp increases are the result of a series of refinery issues that have reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.“Out of the 10 major refineries in California, six are dealing with planned maintenance, unplanned breakdowns or both, and four of those refineries are in Southern California,” Spring said. “(Wednesday’s) report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicated that Los Angeles gasoline inventories dropped by about two million barrels, and a source reported to Oil Price Information Service that Southern California received no imported gasoline in the last week. Because demand also typically increases at this time of year, this has posed serious concerns for supply.” KUSI Newsroom
A Battle Ground man is accused of assaulting his 4 1/2 -month-old son because he wouldn’t stop crying, causing the baby to have injuries that police say are life-threatening.John I. Stenersen, who turns 29 Saturday, made his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court Friday on suspicion of first-degree assault of a child.In requesting $500,000 bail, Deputy Prosecutor Mike Dodds said the baby had suffered a fractured skull and a hematoma in the alleged Thursday night assault and police aren’t sure the infant will survive.The baby, Carter, was born Sept. 17. He is in the pediatric intensive care unit at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland. A hospital spokesman had no information on the baby’s condition Friday afternoon.Judge Rich Melnick set bail at $500,000 and appointed attorney David Kurtz to represent Stenersen.Battle Ground police said Stenersen was watching Carter at home in the 600 block of Southwest Second Court when Stenersen said he “snapped” because the baby was crying. He allegedly shoved the baby, who was lying on the bedroom floor, causing Carter to hit his head on a wall.
Nellore: District Superintendent of Police (SP) Aishwarya Rastogi informed that 1,000 posts have been sanctioned to Nellore for recruiting Mahila Police Volunteers (MPVs) at each gram panchayat, who would act as community cops in their jurisdiction. The SP also said that the women applicants having service motto and socially conscious and interested to work in rural areas can apply as volunteers, who would be paid an honorarium of Rs 1,000 per month. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Women applicants should not be less than 21 years of age, completed 12th standard or its equivalent course, should be from the same geographical area, no criminal background and should not be a member of any political party. The volunteers would have to act as a liaison between the Police department and the community for protection of women rights and to create awareness among the communities in the gram panchayats. He also explained that priority will be given to NCC, NSS and related certificate holders. The applications will be available at all police stations in the district from July 24 and candidates have to submit them before July 30. Interviews would be conducted from August 4 to 8, the SP added.
ScummVM 2.0 launches with support for Sierra adventure games by Martin Brinkmann on December 18, 2017 in Games, Misc – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 2 commentsThe team behind ScummVM — Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machines — has released ScummVM 2.0 to the public.ScummVM is a program for Windows and other operating systems which you may use to play classic PC adventure games on modern machines. The application requires that you have access to the data files of supported adventure games.The list of supported adventure games reads like the who is who of the adventure game genre. You may use the program to play games like Maniac Mansion and Full Throttle, Simon the Sorcerer, Gobliins, Broken Sword, Discworld or The Legend of Kyrandia using it.While some of these games have been released as remakes or on gog.com, others have not and some gamers may prefer to play the games they already own instead of having to pay extra to do so. Gog.com makes sure that classic games run on modern systems.ScummVM 2.0ScummVM 2.0 is available for various operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X and various Linux flavors. You can install it on exotic devices such as the Dreamcast, Playstation Vita or Risc OS systems as well.Windows users run the supplied file to install the new version of ScummVM on the Windows machine.ScummVM 2.0 adds support for 23 new games. Most of the games are from Sierra On-line and include classics such as Gabriel Knight, Leisure Suit Larry 6, Phantasmagoria, or Police Quest 4.The new version of ScummVM includes many fixes and improvements on top of that. The developers improved joystick support and audio latency, and improved compatibility for several of the supported games on various platforms.Adding games is relatively easy. You need to start the application, and use the “add game” button to start the process. ScummVM launches a file browser window that you need to use to navigate to the root directory of the game that you want to add to ScummVM.This means that you need the game data on the device you run ScummVM on to integate it. While that may not be an issue most of the time, you may have difficulties if the game was supplied on floppy discs or even CDs, if your device cannot read these formats anymore (because it lacks a floppy disk or optical drive). There is no way around this unfortunately.Once you have added a game you may override the default configuration. I suggest you play it without making modifications first, and only make modifications if you run into issues.You can change options such as the graphics and render mode, fullscreen play, audio playback and subtitle speed in the configuration file.Closing WordsScummVM 2.0 is a major new release of the “get old adventure games to play on modern systems” platform. It adds support for several high profile Sierra games and others, Riven for instance.Now You: Have you used ScummVM before?Summary12345 Author Rating1 based on 1 votes Software Name ScummVM 2.0Operating System WindowsSoftware Category GamesLanding Page http://www.scummvm.org/ Advertisement