Frankfurt Am Main (Germany): German prosecutors said Wednesday they had charged former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler with fraud over the Volkswagen subsidiary’s role in the “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal. “Professor Rupert Stadler and three other defendants… are accused of fraud, falsifying certifications and illegal advertising,” the prosecutors said, linked to over 430,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars fitted with “defeat devices” to fool regulators’ emissions tests.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – It may be summer, but snow was falling in parts of Newfoundland Tuesday.John Jack Lushman said there were roughly five centimetres of snow Tuesday morning on the deck of his cabin near Burgeo, N.L.“I never seen it this late in June. I seen it in June but can’t remember it being this late and this much,” said Lushman, who shared a photo of a flowers he had planted on Sunday that were now buried in snow.Environment Canada said the snowfall set a record for June 26 in Gander, N.L., where about two centimetres had fallen by mid-morning Tuesday. There was no previous snowfall recorded on that day.“We’ll be in the record books for that,” said meteorologist Justin Boudreau. “But we’re not complete strangers to late-season snowfalls in Gander.”Boudreau said 3.2 centimetres of snow fell in Gander on June 20, 1996. The city also saw .8 centimetres of snow on June 29, 1952 and .2 centimetres on June 30, 1995.The province’s Transportation Department was warning residents to drive cautiously and tweeted a photo of a Burgeo road covered in a thin layer of snow.Other photos on social media show wet snow covering cars and a sprinkle of snow on deck furniture.Jake Reid tweeted: “Newfoundland: where snow tires are considered all-season tires.”Meanwhile, Twitter user Colin Ian Murray declared his love for the province, despite the snow.“Hard to swallow, but still beats living anywhere else!” tweeted Murray.Boudreau said the temperature was hovering around the freezing mark in Gander Tuesday morning, and was only forecast to reach 3 C, which would break another record. The previous coldest June 26 was 4.4 C. The average normal temperature is around 19 C, and the highest was 32 C.“We’re opening a pretty wide range of temperatures for this time of year,” said Boudreau.But it didn’t appear the snow would be sticking around.The national weather forecaster had issued rainfall warnings for eastern and central parts of Newfoundland, where between 40 and 70 millimetres of rain were expected to fall by Tuesday evening.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, has created four new videos that feature informative information on different aspects of health and real-life situations while living with paralysis.The videos can be found on the Foundation’s YouTube channel, which also features personal stories, wheelchair reviews, new technology available, and many more.The newest videos include: Bowel Maintenance: A significant part of living a healthy life after paralysis is having a proper bowel management program, which reduces the risk of incontinence, constipation and other GI problems. It is important to start a bowel management program immediately after being injured. This video will show you what steps to take to establish a routine and equipment to use for a healthier, more independent lifestyle. Emergency Preparedness: Disaster could strike at any time without warning. In order to get through it efficiently, you need to have a plan. An escape plan should include exits to your house, supplies to survive if trapped inside or on the road, clear communication with caregiver and response teams of your needs, and knowledge of the shelters you could take refuge in. Learn about what supplies you would want to have at the ready, and what to keep in a packed bag. Bladder Management: Catheter care is an important part of living a healthy life. There are three main types of catheterization: Intermittent, Indwelling, and the Condom option for men. Watch the video to learn how these types of catheters work and how to prevent UTIs and other health issues. Autonomic Dysreflexia: Caused by a harmful stimulus below the point of injury, Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a hyperactive reflex. Symptoms include but are not limited to muscle spasticity, bowel impaction, blood pressure spike, stuffy nose and/or having a flushed face. These symptoms can arise quick and are important to watch for. This video points out potential causes and prevention of AD.
OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.0 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.5 per cent (0.8)— Prince Edward Island: 1.3 (1.0)— Nova Scotia: 1.6 (1.8)— New Brunswick: 0.9 (1.3)— Quebec: 1.1 (0.9)— Ontario: 2.3 (1.8)— Manitoba: 2.1 (1.7)— Saskatchewan: 1.1 (1.0)— Alberta: 2.1 (1.7)— British Columbia: 3.0 (2.4)The Canadian Press
Virtually all of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States and the Trans Mountain pipeline would enable sales to Asia via the West Coast.The federal government agreed last month to purchase the project from Texas-based Kinder Morgan, which had threatened to pull the plug because of political hurdles in British Columbia.Notley says the United States benefits from Canada’s failure to build a pipeline to a Canadian coast and get a better price for its product.“In these days, I’ve got to say it’s getting harder and harder to stomach, with reckless attacks on our steel and aluminum industries and reckless attacks on the hard-working people that those industries employ,” Notley said Tuesday.“I have a message to send to folks beyond this room, to British Columbia and to all Canadians: if the last days and weeks tell us anything, it’s that we, as Canadians, need to take control of our economic destiny.”Notley directed a few good-natured jabs at the Americans who came to Calgary for the annual energy industry trade show. CALGARY, A.B. – Alberta’s premier says the Trump administration’s recent attacks on Canadian trade show how necessary it is to go ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Rachel Notley has taken aim at what she called reckless U.S. moves against Canada’s steel and aluminum industries.She told the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary that Canada needs to be strategic with its resources and not put all its eggs in one basket. “For our American guests, let me just say how brave it is for you to join us here in a country that represents such a hostile national security threat,” she said.“I should let you know, that there is in fact a battalion of Canadian geese assembling outside the doors. We’ve cleared the building of maple syrup and, in fact, if some of you are not really, really careful, we may make you drink your own beer.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
6 March 2007Up to 68,000 young children in Mauritania, already threatened by malnutrition, will have their rations reduced or cut completely at the most critical time of the year unless substantial new contributions are forthcoming, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. “We are raising the flag early,” WFP Country Director Gian Carlo Cirri said, noting that the agency requires a further $14.4 million for its Mauritania operation this year amid concerns that funding has largely dried up in recent months despite the imminent onset of the annual ‘lean season,’ when poor families routinely struggle to find enough to eat. “We need these funds urgently to ensure there is no break in deliveries to hundreds of feeding centres across the worst affected parts of the country. The system is in place; we absolutely have to keep it supplied.” Any break in WFP operations will threaten a reversal of the significant gains made in the battle against malnutrition in the largely desert north-west African country in recent years. If urgent funding is not received, WFP faces a break in supplies as early as April, exactly when the ‘lean season’ begins to bite. A recent food security survey revealed a precarious situation with total cereal production per capita 7.7 per cent lower than the average over the past five years and a consequent rise in prices that has further eroded the already weak purchasing power of subsistence farmers. Earlier aid has had a positive impact, with the national global acute malnutrition rate dropping to 8.2 per cent from 13.3 percent in 2001, according to a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) survey. Over the same period, global chronic malnutrition rates dipped from 38.2 percent to 24.5 percent. “These considerable and hard won gains in the battle against hunger are at risk,” Mr. Cirri said. “At a time when experts are calling for the treatment of malnutrition in Mauritania to be stepped up and strengthened, WFP has its hands tied by a lack of resources.” According to a WFP study, 165,000 people – 9 per cent of the population – are highly vulnerable and depend on humanitarian aid to survive through the toughest months of the year. Another 180,000 struggle to feed themselves adequately. “We might not yet be confronted by a major humanitarian crisis, but thousands of Mauritanians depend on WFP to get them through the toughest time of the year,” Mr. Cirri stressed. “We cannot even consider the possibility that we will let them down – and to get the job done we need the support of the international community.”
Some iPhone users have already tried the new interface, which was released to that device a few months ago. But they will still want to download the update to access some new features.For navigation, the app can now automatically reroute around accidents, traffic jams and other issues that suddenly emerge.Users can also save map data to their device for use without a data connection, which is particularly handy while travelling.Typing “ok maps” in the search bar will save the map area on the device’s screen to be used later. Saving offline maps was already available to Android users but is new to the iPhone.Another new feature Google is hyping — but not yet available for Canadian cities — is called Explore, which encourages users to find new places to discover in their area.Handout/Google Canadian Press “Now we want to help people make choices (if they’re thinking) ’I don’t really know where I’m going tonight,”’ said Graf.A slick interface helps users browse through categories of nearby restaurants and bars, stores, and hotels. Embedded within the app is review data from Zagat and other users to help narrow down a decision.While the new interface without all the familiar menus may be a little difficult to navigate at first, Graf said the app uses pop-up prompts to get users acclimated to the changes.“The first time you use it it actually tells you, ’Hey, you can swipe down here to see the different results,”’ he said.“We actually see more and more apps going (down) that path that once you know (the interface) it’s super simple, but if you don’t know you’re screwed. So it’s very important that you educate the user. And I’m leaning towards (implementing) these simple user interfaces and educating the user (rather) than (using) menu options, I totally believe in that.”Handout/Google TORONTO — Google is unveiling a new version of its popular Maps app, available now for Android phones and tablets and “coming soon” to iPhones and iPads. It’ll be the first time iPad users get a dedicated Google Maps app.The app’s design has been significantly streamlined to declutter the screen and get rid of a series of menus that confused some users, said Daniel Graf, senior product manager of Google Maps.“It was ’interesting,”’ Graf said diplomatically in describing how he assessed the previous interface, which had become bloated and overly complicated after years of incremental updates.“You know what it was, it was seven years of (development), it started very simple and you add one option after another and that’s how you end up (with a cluttered interface),” he said. “And now we just basically started over from scratch.”Handout/Google
“As a country that has suffered violent conflict for 30 years, we are drawing from experience and lessons learned to strengthen national reconciliation, and we are determined to prevent the recurrence of conflict. We have given priority in this context to consolidate freedom and democracy in our country, and through a strong foundation of national reconciliation forged through unity and friendship among communities,” the President said. He said that during the last two and a half years, the Government has taken several important steps that are necessary for consolidating democracy, freedom, good governance, and the rule of law. “Through such transformative steps, we have laid the foundation necessary to forge national reconciliation, and ensure non-recurrence of conflict in our country,” he said. President Maithripala Sirisena called on the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the Government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend their fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka to build a progressive, democratic, free and equal society with high morals and discipline.Addressing the 72nd Session of the United nations General Assembly in New York on September 19 (20th morning in SL time), he pointed out that haste will not yield good results and the slow and steady path is the most suitable one to restore religious and communal harmony so that people of all communities could live in peace and harmony as equal citizens. President Sirisena stressed that the vision of the Government is to ensure sustained economic development through the increase of domestic agriculture and industry under an environment friendly policies and programs. He emphasized the imperative need to adhere to the Paris Protocol on Climate Change for the sake of the future of the human beings as well as flora and fauna.Pointing out that poverty is presented a serious challenge throughout the world, he said that year 2017 has been declared as the year of freedom from poverty in Sri Lanka and have prioritized economic development. “We have initiated a ‘Grama Shakthi’ programme to empower villages and to give prominence to putting in place the necessary requirements for addressing all the problems faced by the people of the country. President Sirisena called on the world leaders to take a collective action for eradication of narcotic drugs. He said he wanted to draw the attention of the respected General Assembly of the United Nations to the problem of drugs that poses a serious threat to human society itself, preying on young children and causing much destruction to communities. Such a programme must include plans and efforts to combat this menace at national level in all countries, and at international level, he said.The President explained the successful efforts made by the government with regard to lessen the foreign debt burden and usher in economic revival and sought the support of the world community to the efforts made by Sri Lanka for economic development.Pointing out that Sri Lanka as a member of the UN for the last 62 years adhered to the UN conventions, policies and principles, he said that the nation requires the patient, understanding and support for its slow, but steady march to create a peaceful and prosperous country for its people. (Colombo Gazette)
From left: Amanda Whitwell, Brock Wellness committee member Diana Panter and June RobertsonThe Brock Wellness committee has handed out three prizes to faculty and staff who “liked” its Facebook page.The committee awarded gift certificates to Amanda Etherington (Co-op), Amanda Whitwell (Registrar’s Office) and June Robertson (Department of Residences) this month.The committee is made up of Brock faculty and staff. Other initiatives include a Weight Watchers group and a book club. The committee is also holding a fitness challenge with 16 teams around campus participating.
by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:32 am MDT BP repays shareholders with dividend hike as Q3 profits swell, Russian deal brings in cash AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Oil company BP is rewarding long-suffering shareholders with a substantial dividend increase just days after it sold a stake in a Russian joint venture for billions of dollars.BP also revealed Tuesday that it made a net profit of $5.5 billion in the third quarter, more than offsetting the $1.34 billion loss reported in the previous three months when the company wrote down the value of some assets. It was also 5 per cent higher than last year’s equivalent of $5.2 billion.Most interest came with the news that BP was raising its quarterly dividend 12.5 per cent to 9 cents per share. The company’s shares were up 5.3 per cent to 447.6 pence in late morning trading in London.“The results were much stronger than we and the market anticipated – almost entirely in refining and marketing where the clean result was $3 billion versus our forecast of $1.8 billion,” said Stuart Joyner at Investec Securities.Chief Executive Bob Dudley said the dividend hike was based partly on BP’s deal announced last week to sell its half share in Russian joint venture TNK-BP to Russia’s state-controlled rival Rosneft, a deal which will yield $12.3 billion in cash for BP.Some $11 billion in asset sales in the last quarter and new projects coming onstream also gave the board confidence to raise the dividend, he said.“We recognize that we have had some very patient shareholders,” Dudley said in a conference call with reporters.BP is selling its 50 per cent share in TNK-BP for $17.1 billion cash and a 12.84 per cent stake in Rosneft. BP is using $4.8 billion of the cash to buy a further 5.66 per cent of Rosneft for $4.8 billion.Dudley said there had been no discussion with Rosneft about reviving BP’s bid to join in exploring for undersea oil in the Arctic. That plan died because of opposition from BP’s partners in TNK-BP.“TNK-BP has been a great investment for BP and its partners but as I have said many times, the partnership seems to have run its course and BP did not want to leave Russia,” Dudley said.Rosneft has said it intends to buy the other half of TNK-BP, which is owned by four Russian tycoons, but Dudley said it was possible that Rosneft would decide not to carry through with that.BP has faced a difficult few years since the big and costly oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The company booked another $59 million in costs related to the spill in the third quarter, raising the nine-month total to $882 million.BP said it expects to make the final payment this year into a $20 billion trust fund to compensate losses from the Macondo well blowout, in which 11 people died. Since the disaster in 2010, BP has announced disposals of assets valued at $35 billion toward its goal of $38 billion.Dudley said BP still hopes to reach a “reasonable” settlement of a suit by the U.S. Department of Justice over the damages created by the spill. He said, however, that the company continues to prepare its defence should the case come to trial, which would be in late February.Elsewhere, BP said its replacement cost profit, a key industry benchmark, during the period was $4.7 billion, down from $5.3 billion a year earlier. It blamed lower oil prices and production and higher costs. Revenue of $93.1 billion was also down from $97.7 billion a year earlier.Production of oil and gas, excluding TNK-BP, was down 3 per cent compared to a year ago at 2.26 million barrels a day. BP said it expects higher production in the fourth quarter as its maintenance season ends and new projects make a contribution.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. David Walliams was the biggest-selling author of 2017, overtaking JK Rowling with sales of more than £16 million from his children’s books.The writer and television presenter outsold fellow children’s authors Julia Donaldson and Philip Pullman, thriller writers James Patterson and Dan Brown, and TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Mary Berry.Walliams published his first book for children in 2008 and has been billed as the successor to Roald Dahl. His two most recent books, The World’s Worst Children and Bad Dad, helped boost his sales by almost 20 per cent on the previous year.He sold £16.57 million worth of books in 2017. Rowling came second in the list with sales of £15.47 million, as readers continued to lap up her Harry Potter books. Donaldson was third with sales of £14.65 million, followed by Jamie Oliver on £11.44 million and Lee Child on £7.5 million.The figures, compiled by Nielsen BookScan and published by The Bookseller, also showed that women dominated literary fiction sales last year.Nine out of the 10 best-selling literary authors were female, with Haruki Murakami the only male.Margaret Atwood topped the list with sales of £2.76 million, boosted by the Netflix adaptation of her dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. David Walliams at the launch of his 2014 book Awful AuntieCredit:Tim P Whitby/Getty Images Helen Dunmore, who died last summer, was second in the list, followed by Sarah Perry, author of the runaway bestseller The Essex Serpent.Naomi Alderman, Elena Ferrante, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Maggie O’Farrell and Arundhati Roy completed the top 10, edging out Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan and the Nobel Prize winner, Kazuo Ishiguro.
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Irfaan Ali said there was absolutely no space for Cabinet to give its “no objections” to contracts once the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) was in place.He said the PPC has complete oversight responsibility of the procurement process, something Cabinet should have relinquished once the Commission was established.Irfaan Ali“What I know is that once the PPC comes into operation, which is the position right now, there is absolutely no role for the Cabinet. The Cabinet cannot give any “no objection”; it cannot be involved in any aspect of procurement. The Commission has complete oversight responsibility of the procurement process,” Ali was quoted as saying in the Guyana Times.Following an announcement by the recently-established PPC, Government had come in for criticism for “overstepping its grounds”, by being involved in the issuance of public contracts although the Commission was established for this purpose. The Commission, coming out in rebuttal of accusations made against it, laid out on Friday that it did not have within its remit, giving “no objections” to contracts, although Government said that would be one of its major responsibilities.On Friday, the PPC, in response to reports in the media, sought to clear up the “misconceptions” about its real functions as a recently-established procurement body. According to the PPC, recent media reports have contributed to the notion that it had not yet commenced its work, resulting in the continuing role of Cabinet in the national procurement system, whereby it issues its “no objection” to the award of contracts.However, the body said that since its establishment in October last, it has been carrying out some basic preliminary work, required by the Constitution before it could begin carrying out its mandate, which incidentally does not include the granting of “no objections” to contracts.They included the election of a chairperson; followed by discussions with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the benefits and conditions of service for the Commissioners; and the determination of a staff structure for the establishment of a Secretariat, including the preparation of the terms and conditions of the proposed staff, of which the three principal officers require the approval of the National Assembly”.It said in pursuit of this mandate, Commissioners have been meeting almost daily, and in the absence of a fixed office.It continued that following a detailed review of the applicable legislative framework, it engaged several stakeholders within the national procurement system to sensitise them to the role and functions of the PPC. In this regard, members of the Commission said it interfaced and held discussions with more than 100 public officials from several agencies and departments that function in the public procurement system and deal directly with procurement matters.Earlier this month, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that PPC was still inactive as it still was in the process of recruiting competent employees, and Cabinet would stop granting its no-objection when the PPC was ready to work.“Once they say to us ‘we are ready to function’, then Cabinet will cease doing anything, but since these are public infrastructural projects that need to be executed, we cannot just sit and wait,” the Minister of State posited.“Once the PPC indicates that they are ready, and then Cabinet will pull back,” he emphasised. Harmon also admitted that though the PPC has been inactive, the Commissioners have been receiving their salaries.Reports indicate that PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin is receiving $1.3 million monthly, while the other Commissioners are earning some $900,000 per month.The other Commissioners are Nanda Gopaul, Emily Dodson, Ivor English, and Sukrishnalall Pasha. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedProcurement commission hints Cabinet might continue offering ‘no-objection’ to contractsFebruary 24, 2017In “latest news”Govt. buckles under pressure: Defers Procurement Amendment Bill after extensive debateDecember 19, 2013In “Politics”TIGI slams Govt for approving Public Health contract to blacklisted companyAugust 30, 2017In “Business”,Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Irfaan Ali said there was absolutely no space for Cabinet to give its “no objections” to contracts once the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) was in place.He said the PPC has complete oversight responsibility of the procurement process, something Cabinet should have relinquished once the Commission was established.Irfaan Ali“What I know is that once the PPC comes into operation, which is the position right now, there is absolutely no role for the Cabinet. The Cabinet cannot give any “no objection”; it cannot be involved in any aspect of procurement. The Commission has complete oversight responsibility of the procurement process,” Ali was quoted as saying in the Guyana Times.Following an announcement by the recently-established PPC, Government had come in for criticism for “overstepping its grounds”, by being involved in the issuance of public contracts although the Commission was established for this purpose. The Commission, coming out in rebuttal of accusations made against it, laid out on Friday that it did not have within its remit, giving “no objections” to contracts, although Government said that would be one of its major responsibilities.On Friday, the PPC, in response to reports in the media, sought to clear up the “misconceptions” about its real functions as a recently-established procurement body. According to the PPC, recent media reports have contributed to the notion that it had not yet commenced its work, resulting in the continuing role of Cabinet in the national procurement system, whereby it issues its “no objection” to the award of contracts.However, the body said that since its establishment in October last, it has been carrying out some basic preliminary work, required by the Constitution before it could begin carrying out its mandate, which incidentally does not include the granting of “no objections” to contracts.They included the election of a chairperson; followed by discussions with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the benefits and conditions of service for the Commissioners; and the determination of a staff structure for the establishment of a Secretariat, including the preparation of the terms and conditions of the proposed staff, of which the three principal officers require the approval of the National Assembly”.It said in pursuit of this mandate, Commissioners have been meeting almost daily, and in the absence of a fixed office.It continued that following a detailed review of the applicable legislative framework, it engaged several stakeholders within the national procurement system to sensitise them to the role and functions of the PPC. In this regard, members of the Commission said it interfaced and held discussions with more than 100 public officials from several agencies and departments that function in the public procurement system and deal directly with procurement matters.Earlier this month, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that PPC was still inactive as it still was in the process of recruiting competent employees, and Cabinet would stop granting its no-objection when the PPC was ready to work.“Once they say to us ‘we are ready to function’, then Cabinet will cease doing anything, but since these are public infrastructural projects that need to be executed, we cannot just sit and wait,” the Minister of State posited.“Once the PPC indicates that they are ready, and then Cabinet will pull back,” he emphasised. Harmon also admitted that though the PPC has been inactive, the Commissioners have been receiving their salaries.Reports indicate that PPC Chairperson Carol Corbin is receiving $1.3 million monthly, while the other Commissioners are earning some $900,000 per month.The other Commissioners are Nanda Gopaul, Emily Dodson, Ivor English, and Sukrishnalall Pasha.
RK Krim is not done signing players. There is new transfer bomb. Carmen Martin, one of the worlds best right wingers, will be joining RK Krim as well! Carmen Martin played majestically for Spain at the European Championship in Macedonia and the World Championship in Brazil, and also played a key role for her clubs’ success in the past few years, Itxako Navarra. Last year they reached the final of the Women’s Champions League and was team’s second topscorer with 68 goals. This year they couldn’t make it past the main phase in the group of death, and she scored 55 goals. carmen martinkrimkrim ljubljanaSlovenia handball ← Previous Story Free entrance at the SEHA Final Four! Next Story → Mendy to join Buducnost!
Open your wallets, fire up your Wii U, and get ready to spend your weekend drowning in nostalgia. EarthBound is now available on the Wii U virtual console, and it is just as great as you remember.There are few games with a story as strange as EarthBound, and I’m not talking about the actual game yet. Whether you know it as EarthBound: The War Against Giygas, or Mother 2: Gyiyg Strikes Back, the release of this game was strange and confusing. Nearly a year after it was released in Japan, EarthBound made it to the US and was faced with terrible sales figures. This didn’t stop a cult following from happening, leading to fan translated versions of the other games in the series that are still available to download and run on emulators if you know where to look.Now, after years of waiting and what must be thousands of requests, EarthBound is available on Virtual Console. If you’re interested in checking out the game on your Wii U, all you need to do is fire up the virtual console and make the purchase — EarthBound is available today for $9.99.The game is exactly what it should be, a plain port of EarthBound. The Wii U virtual console lets you map the keys however you like, and you can freeze the game state as you play through to avoid any crushing defeats at the hands of the your enemies.If you’ve never played EarthBound before, you’re in for a hilarious parody of American culture through the eyes of a magical boy in a world soon to be overrun by beings from the future. Save often, and be sure to talk to everyone you can. You never know when someone might have the one piece of information you needed to make the next area significantly easier.EarthBound is available all over the world, including Europe for the first time ever, for $9.99 in the Wii U store. If you’ve never done it before, here’s a quick tutorial on grabbing screenshots through the Wii U for bragging rights later on.
The Chilean striker has only scored once in seven matches played with Manchester United in the English Premier League this seasonChilean striker Alexis Sanchez is in bad form right now.The Manchester United footballer has scored only once in seven matches in the 2018-2019 English Premier League season.And he also hasn’t played for his country since March of this year. Now everything can change.Chile national team manager Reinaldo Rueda says he hopes to select Sanchez for the friendly game against Mexico.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I talked with him about that. What we want is that we hope his experience and ability can contribute to the team with his share of goals,” Rueda was quoted by Four Four Two.“And the important thing is that other players also score goals. The forwards have changed because they have not been in a good moment.”“Alexis is a benchmark, an elite player and he always enjoys being with the national team, joining his team-mates and getting to know the younger ones,” he added.“We hope he has a good game because we know that he has also had difficulties with his club. He has not had the continuity that we all expected for one reason or another.”
KUSI Newsroom Updated: 7:36 PM Man hospitalized after crashing into tree in Oceanside Posted: February 8, 2019 February 8, 2019 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 SettingsOCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A 37-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries this morning when he lost control of his car on an Oceanside street and slammed into a tree, police said.It happened shortly before 2:10 a.m. on Melrose Drive between Meadowbrook and Sagewood drives, Oceanside police Sgt. Rick Davis said.The 37-year-old man was driving a Subaru Impreza sedan northbound on Melrose Drive at a high speed when he lost control of the vehicle and crashedinto a tree, Davis said.Paramedics arrived and found the victim unconscious with a severe head injury, Davis said.He was taken to a hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition, Sgt. Nick Nunez said.An update on the victim’s condition was not immediately available.Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash, Nunez said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom,
Julian Assange faces a long list of charges in the US. Getty Images WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face an extradition hearing in February, a British judge ruled Friday. Assange is waiting to learn whether the UK will extradite him to the US, where he faces charges of conspiring to hack government computers.UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid approved the US Justice Department’s request on Thursday, but it’s up to the court to decide whether the extradition will go ahead.The US extradition request notes 18 charges related to endangering national security. Assange told the court that his life was “effectively at stake” if he is extradited, according to Bloomberg. He maintained that WikiLeaks is just a “publisher” and didn’t break any laws to acquire information.Assange appeared via video link at a hearing at Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London on Friday from Belmarsh Prison, where he’s being held. Last month, the 47-year-old was sentenced to 50 weeks in jail in the UK for skipping bail in 2012. At the time, Sweden was attempting to extradite Assange on rape allegations. He retreated to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he claimed asylum and stayed there until police arrested him in April. Sweden dropped the investigation in 2017 because it couldn’t proceed while Assange remained in the embassy, but prosecutors noted at the time that they hadn’t cleared him.On top of fighting extradition, Assange is appealing his sentence for skipping bail. Meanwhile, officials in Sweden are considering reopening the rape case against him. Assange denies all charges against him. Security Tech Industry Comments 2 Share your voice Tags Julian Assange
(With IANS Inputs) Katrina KaifInstagramTrust Katrina Kaif to make your heart skip a beat with her endless beauty and it will probably take only a second for her to make you fall in love with her. And that’s what happened when she decided to treat her millions of fans with one of her exotic throwback bikini photos on her Instagram.Half-submerged in the crystal clear blue water of the Philippines, water baby Katrina was oozing hotness while donning a skimpy black monokini. And there would’ve been a better time to offer a visual delight to her fans who have been bearing the scorching heat of summer.On a related note, Katrina Kaif recently became the owner of a new luxury car Range Rover, which was reportedly gifted by Salman Khan. According to gulte.com, sources said Salman recently purchased four Range Rover cars – among which he gifted one to Katrina and remaining for others in his family.The image of her new car was posted by a Mumbai-based paparazzi, comparing the actress’ old car and the latest Range Rover. But mid-day.com reported that Katrina, a “car enthusiast”, has bought herself a Range Rover after owning an Audi.On the work front, Katrina is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Bharat wherein she will be seen playing the love interest of her ex-lover and good friend Salman Khan. In the movie, the two will get married which will surely send their fans into frenzy in cinema halls on Eid this year. The trailer of Bharat will be launched on April 24 and will also be showcased with The Avengers: Endgame on April 26. But what’s more interesting that, after Bharat, Salman and Katrina will continue their love saga in the third installement of their Tiger franchise.
Greece’s port police said Monday at least 16 people including women and children have died in a suspected migrant boat sinking off the Aegean island of Lesbos.The bodies of six women, a child and two men were recovered in Greek waters, while the Turkish coastguard found the bodies of another six men and a child, the Greek coastguard said in a statement.Greek authorities had received no distress call prior to finding the bodies, a coastguard spokeswoman said.Weather conditions in the area are mild.Searches continue after a pregnant woman, one of two survivors, told officials that there had been a total of 25 people on board.According to the two African survivors, the boat capsized Sunday night, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.Greece’s Aegean Sea islands are a primary transit point for refugees and migrants seeking to reach Europe from Turkey.In 2015 and 2016, more than 1,000 refugees and migrants perished in the dangerous sea crossing.Over a million people have landed in Greece since 2015, many of them fleeing civil war in Syria.Another entry point is in northern Greece near the Turkish border where there was another accident involving migrants on Monday.A van carrying 15 illegal migrants overturned in a high-speed chase with police, killing a 35-year-old Iranian on board, Greek police said in a statement.Three migrants and the driver of the van, a 29-year-old Moldovan, were injured and hospitalised, police said.Authorities added that as well as the deceased there were five Bangladeshis, three Pakistanis, three Iraqis and three Iranians in the van.There have been fewer of these deadly accidents this year following an accord between the European Union and Turkey reached in March 2016 that has curtailed the influx of migrants.According to UNHCR, around 4,900 people have tried to make the crossing from Turkey to Greece since the beginning of this year, compared with 173,450 reported arrivals in 2016.
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. Tiny Brown Dwarf’s Disk May Form Miniature Solar System © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further A white dwarf star is similar to the size of Earth and is believed to be in the final stages of a stars evolutionary process. It is no longer supporting nuclear reactions and is essentially only a glowing core. Unlike our sun, a white dwarf is no longer producing reactions, and is in a cooling process. Although cooling, a white dwarfs surface temperature is around 5000K.According to Agol, the surface temperature of an average white dwarf would be able to provide a habitable zone for planets within an orbit no closer than 0.01 AU. Agol has created a chart illustrating a white dwarf habitable zone, and he defines a continuously habitable zone as one with a range of orbital distances habitable for a minimum duration. This minimum duration could last in excess of 3 billion years.The one problem with these habitable planets is that they would have a permanent day side and a permanent night side, similar to our moon. This would be caused by the short orbit and the probability of tidal locking.About five percent of all stars are white dwarfs, and there are at least 15,000 within 300 light-years of earth. Agol proposes that these possible planets could completely eclipse their white dwarf, making it possible to locate them using ground based telescopes. He also proposes that the use of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), currently under construction in Chile, could provide even better options for locating white dwarf habitable planets.Agol believes that by utilizing a network of ground-based telescopes over a two year period, over half a dozen habitable planets could be located orbiting a white dwarf. Image credit: Eric Agol, arXiv:1103.2791v1 [astro-ph.EP (PhysOrg.com) — The search for habitable planets similar to Earth has routinely focused around active nuclear burning stars. However, in a recently published paper by Eric Agol from the University of Washington, the idea to expand the search to white dwarfs shows promise. More information: Transit surveys for Earths in the habitable zones of white dwarfs, by Eric Agol, arXiv:1103.2791v1 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1103.2791via Centauri Dreams Citation: Habitable planets and white dwarfs (2011, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-habitable-planets-white-dwarfs.html