MONTREAL – The U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed a 219 per cent duty on Bombardier’s CSeries jets following a complaint filed by Boeing.Here’s some of the reaction:“This is clearly aimed at eliminating Bombardier’s C Series aircraft from the U.S. market.” — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.———”The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules.” — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.———“The magnitude of the proposed duty is absurd and divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programs.” — Bombardier statement.———“Boeing has no American-made product to offer because it cancelled production of its only aircraft in this size range — the 717 — more than 10 years ago.” — Delta Air Lines statement.———“Subsidies enabled Bombardier to dump its product into the U.S. market, harming aerospace workers in the United States and throughout Boeing’s global supply chain.” — Boeing statement.
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 16 Washington at No. 7 Washington State. The Apple Cup is always the biggest game on the schedule for both teams. The 111th version has huge Pac-12 implications and possibly beyond. The Cougars (10-1) are 7-1 in the conference and the Huskies are 6-2, with no one else really close. That makes Friday’s game essentially the play-in game to represent the Pac-12 North in the conference title game. On top of that, Washington State still has slim hopes of making the College Football Playoff, which would disappear with a loss to Washington. It’s the third straight year both teams are ranked heading into the Apple Cup and the Huskies have won the past five meetings. This should be good.MATCHUP OF THE WEEK: Arizona State at Arizona. The first meeting for the Territorial Cup for Arizona under coach Kevin Sumlin and Arizona State under Herm Edwards. The Sun Devils (6-5) have clinched bowl eligibility, but the Wildcats (5-6) still need a win to get into the post-season, so there’s added incentive on both sides of this rivalry. Arizona leads the all-time series 49-41-1, but the Sun Devils won the 90th Duel in the Desert last season 42-30 in Tempe. Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin needs 121 yards rushing to set the school single-season mark.NUMBERS GAME: Washington has won 14 straight games, tying Clemson for second longest in the FBC behind top-ranked Alabama’s 24 straight wins. … Oregon QB Justin Herbert has thrown a TD pass in 26 straight games, the longest active streak in FBS. … Cal is bowl eligible for the first time since 2015. … Stanford is bowl eligible for the 10th straight season.UPSET WATCH: BYU at Utah. A rivalry game, so the Utes will likely be up for this game, but they’re coming off the high of clinching the Pac-12 South title and have the Pac-12 Championship game coming up. The Cougars are just 6-5 but have wins over Arizona and then-No. 6 Wisconsin with a close loss to California on their resume.IMPACT PERFORMER: UCLA RB Joshua Kelly. The Bruins running back ran for 289 yards and two TDs on 40 carries in the Bruins’ 34-27 victory last week. The yards were most in the history of the rivalry and third most in UCLA history.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) dribbles the ball in the second half of the game against Purdue on Jan. 23. Ohio State lost 79-67. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State and No. 5 Michigan looked as if it had traded places to start their first matchup of the season. The Buckeyes, having won once in all of January, came out with a torrid offense, shooting 50 percent from the field. The Wolverines, winning 33 of their past 35 games dating back to the 2017-18 season, were shooting 39.4 percent from the field.But the game was tied at 19 with 8:10 to go in the first half, with Ohio State allowing Michigan opportunities after turning the ball over five times in that stretch compared to the Wolverines’ one. The Wolverines settled in late in the first half, going to the locker room scoring seven unanswered points, which Ohio State never recovered from. The Buckeyes, allowing Michigan to shoot 44 percent in the second half, fell 65-49 to the fifth-ranked team in the country in their only matchup of the regular season.The loss was the largest of the season for Ohio State, and the fewest points the Buckeyes have scored this season. Michigan and Ohio State returned to its respective roles in the second half as the Buckeyes shot 30 percent from the field, making 2-of-12 from 3. But the Wolverines navigated Ohio State switching between man and zone defense, attempting 26 3-pointers in the game, connecting on 41.7 percent in the second half. However, Ohio State’s deficit was caused by mistakes the team made in the first half. The Buckeyes finished the first half with 11 turnovers, with sophomore guard Musa Jallow, freshman guard Luther Muhammad and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods combining for seven. This hurt Ohio State late in the half, allowing Michigan sophomore guard Jordan Poole to steal the ball, passing it to senior guard Charles Matthews on a fastbreak who, after grabbing an offensive board after missing his first attempt, connected on a layup, giving the Wolverines a 32-26 lead to end the half. Ohio State finished the game with 19 turnovers with five players recording multiple turnovers. Early on, the Buckeyes showed some consistency with its offense. Sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson and senior guard C.J. Jackson combined for 18 of the 26 first-half points, making 7-of-11 from the field. But like the rest of the Ohio State offense, both Jackson and Wesson cooled off drastically in the second half, combining to make 2-of-7 attempts from the field. Jackson finished the game with 11 points and eight rebounds, adding four assists. Wesson added a team-leading 12 points with seven rebounds, but struggled again with foul troubles, fouling out with five, including a technical foul after a scuffle in the second half. But neither Wesson nor Jackson on the perimeter could contain Michigan junior guard Zavier Simpson, finishing the game with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, recording his first triple-double of his career and the sixth in team history. Ohio State will return home Saturday to take on Rutgers at noon.
A Flybe plane from Edinburgh that was evacuated after its landing gear collapsed on arrival at Amsterdam’s Schiphol AirportCredit:@OfficialDavid7 /PA No passengers were hurt and they were taken to the airport terminal following the incident.Schiphol Airport tweeted: “The landing gear of a Flybe airplane collapsed during touchdown.”No people are injured. Flight operation is up and running again.” Flybe plane emergency landingCredit:PA A Flybe plane from Edinburgh has been evacuated after its landing gear collapsed during touchdown.The incident took place following the flight’s arrival at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday afternoon. Flybe plane emergency landinCredit:PA A Flybe spokesman said: “Flybe can confirm that there has been an incident involving one of our aircraft, flight no BE1284.”The aircraft departed from Edinburgh at 2.10pm local time bound for Amsterdam.”The incident occurred at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at approximately 4.59pm local time (3.59pm GMT). A plane of FlyBe airlines is seen of the runway of Schiphol airpoprtCredit:Reuters Pictures on social media showed the plane leaning on one side with the wing touching the ground and emergency services at the scene. “We can confirm that there are no injuries and all passengers have been bussed to the airport terminal.”Our primary concern is for the welfare of the passengers and crew.” 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.
In Trump the Musical, England plans to sell Scotland to the US President to be used as a golf course.The “geopolitical satire” by Blowfish Theatre follows on from its earlier production, Boris the Musical, with the writer admitting that satirising Mr Trump is a challenge. Elsewhere, Mr Trump is reimagined as King Lear.Meanwhile, Pussy Riot, famous for their repeated clashes with Vladimir Putin’s regime, will be in residency at the Summerhall arts centre, which will also exhibit work by Yoko Ono.Performers from 55 countries are due to put on shows across 317 venues, from August 3-27.Donald Wilson, culture convenor for Edinburgh City Council, said it was impossible to imagine the capital without “all the razzamatazz, colour, buzz and excitement” of the Fringe. “Whether this is your first or your 50th time visiting the Fringe as a performer or audience member, this is a place where new discoveries wait around every corner.”Ripley, the Edinburgh-born drag queen, will take on the roles of Scotland’s First Minister, Theresa May and Melania Trump in her comedy show Like a Sturgeon. Contortionist Odka at the launch of the FringeCredit:PA If it involves a Nicola Sturgeon drag act, Trump the Musical and the Russian art collective Pussy Riot, it can only be the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.This year’s event features 3,500 shows, covering theatre, dances, circus, comedy, music and, as usual, the absurd and outrageous.The performers include the actress Su Pollard, once of Hi-de-Hi! fame, singer Jason Donovan, broadcaster Esther Rantzen, actress Maureen Lipman and Lee Ridley, better known as Lost Voice Guy, who has just won the 12th season of Britain’s Got Talent.Themes for 2018 include the First World War centenary, healthcare as the NHS marks its 70th anniversary, sex and consent as the #MeToo movement continues, and disability.Shona McCarthy, chief executive of the Fringe Society, said the programme contained an eclectic mix of creative endeavour from across the globe.”This year we are encouraging everyone who comes to the Fringe to take a leap into the unknown,” she added. 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.
Following Borussia Dortmund friendly that had a wild tackling, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is concerned about injuries on his players and called for officials to do their jobs.Mahmoud Dahoud and Dzenis Burnic who were both warned for an attack on Riyad Mahrez and Douglas Luiz left Guardiola wary of potential injuries this month.‘I’m worried but it is what it is. We try to play with it. That is why there is a referee. It is their job,’ Guardiola said as quoted in Daily Mail.Many Manchester City young stars were given an opportunity to impress with their performance as they went down to a Mario Gotze penalty.Also, Spanish prodigy Brahim Diaz, whose contract with City is in the final 12 months appears with an uncertain future and may not be resolved before the season starts.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Guardiola added:‘Brahim was with us last season, he played a few games. He’s with us now and we will see after Liverpool and Bayern. We will decide at the end of pre-season.’‘There are many contenders to win,’‘There is Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy. I’m happy for Spanish golfer Rafael Cabello. He didn’t miss the cut so it will be good. We will be watching the final day to see what happens.’
Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: Samsung Galaxy Fold: Delayed, available SeptemberThe Galaxy Fold. Angela Lang/CNET As the biggest tech company to throw its hat into the ring, many were eager to learn about the Galaxy Fold when Samsung introduced it at Unpacked in February. Pre-orders began in April and quickly sold out on the first day. Soon after, Samsung hit a snag when a handful of tech reporters documented screen issues like screen breakages, flickering and, bulging with their pre-production review units. Samsung kept pushing the delay from a couple of weeks to months, until it recently announced the Galaxy Fold would be available in September. (For more information, read CNET’s Galaxy Fold FAQ on the matter.) The phone itself has a secondary 4.6-inch display that serves as its “cover,” with all the usual features you’d expect on a phone. When you’re ready for something bigger, the Fold opens up like a book to a 7.3-inch tablet. The Fold also has six cameras. On the back, there’s the same triple-camera setup as the Galaxy S10 and on the front a single 10-megapixel camera. In tablet form, there are two additional cameras inside: a selfie camera and an 8-megapixel depth camera. Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone review Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: Watch Samsung’s Galaxy Fold stress test 1:02 Motorola: ConfirmedImages from a design patent filed by Motorola in 2017. The filing went public in December. Photo illustration by Ian Knighton/CNET Ever since its patent application file went public in December 2017, rumors began circulating that Motorola, which Lenovo acquired in 2014, would resurrect the popular Motorola Razr phone with a folding-screen. Later, a company exec at Motorola confirmed something was coming down the pipeline, likely in the summer.The Razr reboot will supposedly cost $1,500 on Verizon and leaked renders have leaked online. Refreshing the phone would be a smart move on Motorola. Since its original launch in 2004, the beloved phone has gained an iconic status for its sleek design, thin profile and various color options at the time. Now playing: Watch this: Royole FlexPai: Available nowThe Royole Flexpai. Sarah Tew/CNET Developed by a startup headquartered in Fremont, California, the Royole Flexpai was the first flexible phone to debut, in October 2018. The phone has a plastic, 7.8-inch AMOLED screen and it’s already on sale. You’ll pay $1,318 (£1,209) for the 6GB of RAM and 128GB variant. And it’s $1,469 (£1,349) for the 8GB of RAM and 256GB version. (Australian prices weren’t released, but they convert to about AU$2,180 and AU$2,440, respectively.)The FlexPai runs an OS called Water that’s layered on top of Google Android 9.0. Whichever way you choose to hold or bend the device, the screen adjusts to its many different orientations and viewing options. Though rough around the edges when we first got our hands on it, the FlexPai gave us one of the first solid glimpses of what the future of foldable phones will hold. Apple Huawei Mate X is a foldable phone with 5G Now playing: Watch this: #Motorola – #Razr – New Motorola RAZR (2019) leaks out https://t.co/jxoTZuUC9N pic.twitter.com/h2Y0NyCS3q— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) April 28, 2019 1:56 Will Apple jump on the foldable phone trend? 6:37 reading • Galaxy Fold relaunches in September, but it’s not the only foldable phone coming 2:43 45 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Because of the phone’s novel design, it costs a pretty penny at $1,980 (about £1,500 or AU$2,800). The Fold has what the company calls an Infinity Flex Display, which is a fancy plastic material that can fold. After the reported screen issues, Samsung also reinforced the phone’s design to include things like protection caps for the hinges and additional metal layers.The Fold may also not be the only foldable phone from Samsung. The company is said to be developing two more foldable phones, according to Bloomberg. Citing people familiar with the company’s plans, Bloomberg reported that one phone will fold vertically, while the other will fold inward instead of outwardly like the Fold. With this Galaxy Fold snafu, however,, plans may change for Samsung.Huawei Mate X: Available SeptemberThe Huawei Mate X. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Jumping on the trends of foldable phones and 5G, Huawei’s’s Mate X has both. It has a 6.6-inch display when folded closed and an 8-inch OLED screen when you flip it open. And it features 5G connectivity that’s said to be four times faster than 4G, a 4,500-mAh battery and three rear cameras.Huawei originally planned for the phone to launch in May, but it pushed the release to September. In addition, UK carriers Vodafone and EE said they were pulling the Mate X from their device lineups for their 5G network launches., so the exact fate of the phone is tenuous. Similar to the Fold, the Mate X is also be very pricey at 2,299 euros, or about $2,600, £2,000 or AU$3,660. However, at its MWC 2019 keynote back when Huawei first announced the phone, the company hinted that cheaper models may be coming down the pipeline.It’s unlikely that the Mate X will be available in the US when it launches mid-2019 though. Calling it a security threat to the Department of Defense, the US government banned the sale of Huawei phones on US military bases. Retail giant Best Buy stopped selling them in March 2018 and Huawei’s CFO was arrested in Canada at the request of the US in an act her father said was politically motivated. Huawei devices are still available in more than 170 countries around the world, however, according to a Huawei spokesperson. Galaxy Fold gives foldable phones a black eye Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Apple: Rumored, with patent applicationAn updated patent by Apple shows various ways it could use a flexible or folding display. Apple/USPTO In February, Apple once again updated its patent application for a clamshell phone with a foldable display and body. The filings have been ongoing since Apple’s first one eight years ago, in 2011. Since then, rumors of a flexible iPhone reignite with every new updated document, which have been filed in 2014, 2016 and 2017.According to the filings, the phone “may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded.” But keeping with its usual style, Apple has remained mum on details. So far, nothing has come to fruition with any of these patents in the public eye, and there hasn’t been any info on what this device might be (and if it will even be a phone at all) or a timeline to expect such products. Mobile Tablets Phones Foldable Phones The Galaxy Fold. Angela Lang/CNET Three months after the Galaxy Fold was supposed to launch in April, Samsung confirmed on Wednesday that it fixed the phone’s screen problems and will relaunch the device in September with a slightly new look. But the company isn’t the only the one planning a foldable device. Other phone makers have either announced foldable phones or are rumored to have one in the works. Even despite this rather large blunder from Samsung, the tech industry still has foldable phones on the brain.Foldable phones are poised to transform the tech industry over the next five years, along with 5G. Any foldable phones we will see this year will just hint at what’s to come, as the devices become thinner, do a better job of managing battery life and let mobile apps take advantage of different display sizes. And all of this will develop with the help of Google too, as the company has committed to providing Android support for foldable designs. (Given some of its recent patent filings, it may even release a foldable phone of its own.)True, foldlabe phones are off to a shaky start, and we don’t know yet if Samsung’s relaunch is going to be enough to ease user concerns. But if all 11 companies below follow through with their plans, we are in for an interesting ride. Here are the brands that have announced plans, filed for a patent or are rumored to join the foldable craze. See All 1:54 Google: Prototyping, with patent applicationGoogle’s patent application included several sketches of a potential foldable device. Google Back in December 2018, the tech giant filed a patent application for a foldable device. The patent is for a “foldable display of a computing device and includes a back stiffening layer, a transparent front-plate layer, a transparent cover window layer, and an OLED display layer disposed between the back stiffening layer and the transparent frontplate layer.” Fast forward later to May when Google then confirmed that its been prototyping the technology, but didn’t see a clear use case for foldable screens yet. In addition, Google plans to support foldable phones with its Android OS platform to develop the technology from the software side as well.Lenovo’s CPlus concept phone. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET Lenovo: Rumored, with patent applicationAs mentioned before, Lenovo introduced the concept CPlus phone in 2016, which could bend and wrap around your wrist like the Nubia Alpha. While it was just a concept phone back then, Lenovo has been making inroads to release a real foldable phone to the masses. In July 2018 it filed a patent application for a “portable information device” with a “foldable configuration.”LG: RumoredThe non-bending V50 with its non-bending second-screen attachment. Katie Collins/CNET Back in 2014, LG launched the G Flex, a phone with a curved screen. More recently at CES 2019, it showed off a rollable TV that will be on sale later this year. We know that LG has the technology in the works for a flexible phone and the company is said to be working on one.For now, we have no idea what the phone will look like, how much it will cost or when it will arrive. There were rumors that LG would introduce one at CES, but that turned out to be a false alarm. And later at MWC, LG had an accessory that added a second screen to its LG V50 phone, but unfortunately none of the devices fold.Originally published Jan. 26, 2019, 6:00 a.m. PT.Updates, July 28: Adds September availability of Galaxy Fold. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments • Can Motorola’s Razr top Galaxy Fold by going smaller? 4:01 2:13 Royole FlexPai is a foldable phone you can actually buy Tags TCL: Confirmed, coming in 2020Several of TCL’s upcoming foldable devices. Shara Tibken/CNET Mostly known for its affordable televisions, Chinese tech company TCL is working on a number of foldable devices, which include two tablets, two phones and a cuff-like phone you wear around your wrist. Despite not being a household name in the US, you may know TCL better through other brands it owns, namely BlackBerry, Alcatel and Palm.The upcoming devices all have flexble AMOLED displays that can bend because of what TCL calls a DragonHinge. Patented by the company, the hinge enables the screens to fold both inward and outward. TCL estimates that its first foldable phone will be available in 2020 and that it could cost less than $1,000 — making it significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Fold.Xiaomi Dual Flex or Mix Flex. Xiaomi Xiaomi Dual Flex or Mix Flex: ConfirmedIn January, Chinese phone maker Xiaomi introduced its new foldable phone on the social media platform Weibo. Unlike previous phones we’ve seen, which have only one bend down the middle, Xiaomi’s phone folds down into thirds, with both sides folding down.Xiaomi co-founder and president Bin Lin said this form factor is “practical and beautiful” and that it “perfectly merges the experience of a tablet and a phone.” No specs or pricing information were given, but Xiaomi is currently taking votes on two possible names: Dual Flex or Mix Flex.Nubia Alpha: Available nowThe Nubia Alpha. Patrick Holland/CNET Nubia, an associate company of Chinese phone-maker ZTE, took the concept of a foldable phone one step further with its Nubia Alpha. The $449 Alpha (£360 and AU$643, converted) is unique in that it’s a phone that wraps around a user’s wrist, similar to a smartwatch. It features a flexible 4.01-inch display, gesture controls and a water-resistant design. Its 5-megapixel camera can also record 10-second videos. However, it’s missing a lot of app support and it doesn’t have Instagram, Google Maps or an internet browser.This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a phone that looks like the Alpha. In 2016, Lenovo had a concept device called CPlus, which had a 4.26-inch display that you bent over your wrist. Unlike the CPlus, the Alpha is a real device you can get now. Xiaomi ZTE Google Huawei Lenovo LG Motorola Samsung Apple
Enhanced Aasara pension distribution has begun across all over Telangana today. The ministers and public representatives are distributing the pensions to beneficiaries in all the districts. The distributed pension is applicable for the June month. Meanwhile, the pension distribution in Hyderabad has been launched by ministers Mahmood Ali and Talasani Srinivas Yadav at Ravindra Bharati. Speaking on the occasion, Talasani said that the government reduced the age for old-age pension eligibility to 57 years. He also said that the chief minister has ordered to ensure that the pension is delivered to all the beneficiaries.
SagarFour days since the death of Sagar, police have failed to arrest the main culprits of the murder. Accused of theft, teenager Sagar was beaten to death in Gauripur, Mymensingh.The police said that till Thursday they could not nab any of the six accused, including Akkas Ali, the prime suspect in the case.The police, however, arrested two men on Tuesday and Wednesday, Riaz Uddin and Fazlur Rahman respectively. In confessional statements, they told a court that hatchery owner Akkas Ali and his staff Qayyum beat Sagar to death.The four other accused in the case statement are Akkas’ brother Jewel, Hasu Miah, Sattar, and Sohel.Meanwhile, Sagar’s mother alleged that two unknown people came to their home in the slum around 12:00am on Thursday and woke them up from bed. When Sagar’s family asked them who they were, they remained silent and offered them Tk 10,000. But they did not reveal why they were offering the money.Sagar’s family refused to take the money.“They could have pressurised us to withdraw the case after giving the money. I don’t want money in exchange of my son’s life. I want justice,” said Sagar’s mother Hasina Khatun.Sagar’s father Shipon Miah said, “Sagar and I would run the family with our earnings. I’m now worried about how to run the family alone.”Sagar used to collect and sell garbage while his father sells cosmetics.Sagar, 16, was tied to an electric pole and brutally beaten to death at the Gauchhiya Hatchery of Char Sreerampur village in Gauripur, on allegations of stealing a water pump.Police recovered Sagar’s body from a bush near the hatchery on Tuesday.Sagar’s father lodged a case in this incident accusing six named and another six to seven unnamed people.Mymensingh police superintendent Syed Nurul Islam said they have taken the case seriously and vowed to arrest the accused soon.Read more: Teenager tied to electric pole, beaten dead
Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFPInternational pressure mounted on Russia’s Vladimir Putin over the Cold-War style poisoning of a spy on British soil, as an ugly war of words took a stinging new turn with comparisons to Hitler in the 1930s.US president Donald Trump agreed with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron “on the need to take action to hold Russia accountable” following the attempted murder of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.Trump expressed “solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of Russia’s use of chemical weapons against private citizens on British soil,” the White House said Wednesday after a phone call between the pair.However the comments came a day after Trump called Putin to congratulate him on his re-election to the Russian presidency, drawing criticism for failing to condemn the poisoning or even mention the scandal.Britain and its allies say Russia was behind the attack on Skripal and his daughter, who remain in a critical condition after being poisoned in the English town of Salisbury with what London says is a Soviet-designed nerve agent.But Moscow has angrily rejected the claims and on Wednesday hosted a televised briefing for foreign diplomats at which a senior official mocked Britain’s “island mentality” and “Russophobia”.Foreign ministry official Vladimir Yermakov said London itself could have been behind the poisoning of Skripal, a former Russian officer who sold secrets to Britain and moved there in a 2010 spy swap.“The British authorities are either unable to ensure protection from such a… terrorist attack on its territory, or they directly or indirectly-I am not accusing anyone of anything here-directed the attack on a Russian national,” he said.Yermakov-the head of the ministry’s non-proliferation and arms control department-alternated between tough talk and quips and said in response to a question from a British official: “I am ashamed for you”.The diplomat rejected claims the chemical weapon “Novichok” was used in the attack, saying it would have killed people on the spot and suggested that Washington might have also had a hand in the incident.Hitler comparisonsThe deepening row has already seen Britain throw out 23 Russian diplomats, prompting a tit-for-tat response from Moscow which also closed the British Council cultural institute in Russia.British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday that Russia had wanted to send “a sign” with the nerve agent attack on Skripal to warn defectors that they cannot escape Moscow’s power.In an appearance before a committee of MPs in London, Johnson said Russia chose a target in Britain because of London’s record of “calling out” Moscow’s abuses.“I think the reason that they picked the United Kingdom is very simple, it’s because this is a country that does have that particular set of values, it does believe in freedom, and in democracy and in the rule of law, and has time and again called out Russia over its abuses of those values.”Johnson also agreed with an MP who suggested Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.Hitler wanted the 1936 Games to be a symbol of Aryan supremacy and famously refused to shake hands with American star Jesse Owens, the black track and field athlete who won four gold medals in Berlin.“I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right,” Johnson said, envisaging Putin “glorying in this sporting event”.The spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry Maria Zakharova said in a Facebook post that “(Johnson) is poisoned by hatred and malice, a lack of professionalism and therefore rudeness”.“It’s terrible to think that this man represents the political leadership of a nuclear power,” she said.‘Drivel, rubbish, nonsense’Putin has dismissed allegations of Moscow’s involvement as “drivel, rubbish, nonsense”, while foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday urged the British government to “respond calmly” to the Skripals’ attempted murder.“If the British government continues taking some anti-Russian measures, we will hit back under the principle of reciprocity,” he said in Japan.“Overall, there is no doubt that the British leadership has knowingly chosen to undermine the British-Russian relationship.”Britain says only Russia had the capability, motive and intent to be behind the attack.
On May 4, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a tour of Brookland Middle School in Ward 5 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The mayor used the tour of the school to show the secretary-general how D.C. was becoming a greener place. (Courtesy Photos)The District of Columbia has fully embraced the “Go Green” movement and the public schools offer a window into the District’s commitment.On May 4, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a tour of Brookland Middle School in Ward 5 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as her guest. Ki-Moon was in the District participating in the Climate Action 2016 conference and Bowser, who spoke earlier at the event, wanted to show him an example of how the city is working to become greener.Brookland is considered a model for District schools because it has a green outdoor classroom, a solar learning station, geothermal heating and cooling system, exterior green wall, underground cisterns, and a solar rooftop array, among other amenities. Newly built schools such as Ballou, Wilson, and Roosevelt have green features as well.However, the District has gone further than just the buildings. Green education is an instructional tool for all students K-12. In 2010, D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) passed a bill, The Healthy Schools Act of 2010, that focused on providing healthy nutritious meals for District public school children and created a “D.C. Environmental Literacy Plan” that, in essence, incorporates green education into the general school curriculum.The purpose of the environmental literacy plan is to incorporate into the schools’ the value of sustainability and attempt to get young people to become good stewards of their natural surroundings. “What we try to accomplish through our program is to convince students, but also teachers, the importance of learning about the environment,” Rebecca Davis, past president of the D.C. Environmental Education Consortium, told the AFRO. “For example, you have students who live near the I-295 corridor in Northeast and Southeast Washington but may not know how the exhaust from the cars and trucks that use that highway affects their air quality.”The consortium, founded in 1993, has a mission to bolster the network of environmental and conservation educators in the school system and to increase their capacity to provide meaningful environmental education for the District’s students and residents.According to Fred Lewis, Office of the State Superintendent, funding for green/environmental education programs come from both federal and District taxpayers and agencies. There are some school-based programs that have no cost and some programs are the products of fundraising efforts by the schools.The consortium works closely with the Office of State Superintendent of Education’s D.C. Environmental Literacy Coordinator Grace Manubay. Manubay’s job is to implement the environmental literacy plan, formalized in 2012, with other city agencies, the public and charter school systems, and the University of the District of Columbia.Manubay told the AFRO there are a number of programs that are in place and being developed to make students in the District’s education sector more green aware. While many of the programs are science-based, Manubay said other disciplines are also included.“In the field of art, students at Tyler Elementary School had an ‘Earth Day’ contest in which they created art that dealt with recycling and we had a school that dealt with climate change in one-minute films,” she said. “In the high schools, we are focusing on public speaking contest on environmental topics and at Cesar Chavez Charter School they had to complete a pollution project.”Black students make up the overwhelming majority of students in the District’s public schools and their needs haven’t been ignored. “We have a program through the Department of Energy and the Environment where students in Wards 7 and 8 are immersed in the study of the Chesapeake Bay. In 2013-2014 school years, the program had 19 participants and we have expanded this year to 64. “Our goal is to see this program go across the city to all of the schools.”There are program for teachers and principals in the form of fellowships and study tours. One program has principals sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has principals from the District spend a number of days on one of the islands of the Chesapeake Bay. Manubay wants to set up an environmental education certification program for teachers and school administrators along with continuing efforts to make the District school curriculum green friendly.
Tribal artisans from all over the country will present craft items, handloom products, dry flowers, cane and bamboo products, tribal jewellery, dhokra craft, tribal weaves and embroidery, tribal paintings and a lot more.The main objective of organising Adishilp is to give tribal artisans an opportunity to showcase and sell their traditional arts and crafts directly to the customers and get feedback which would provide valuable inputs. It provides them a platform for direct interface with art and craft lovers, share their talent with the urban elite and know the customers’ tastes and preferences to change their product designs and creations.WHEN: OngoingWHERE: Dilli Haat
In 2009 the first annual Festival Internacional del Paste (International Pasty Festival) was held in Real Del Monte, Hidalgo in Mexico. Three years later, the festival was attracting thousands of visitors and had become such a hit with locals that they decided to open the world’s first Cornish Pasty Museum.The classic Cornish Pasty had come a long way from its original home in Cornwall, United Kingdom, where it developed in the tin mining communities as a hearty lunch in it’s own robust package. Pastry was folded into large D-shaped pockets and stuffed with beef, turnips or swedes (rutabagas), potatoes and onions. The crimped edge was designed to be held by dirty hands during a lunch break down in the mine, and this solid crust was often discarded rather than eaten. The pasty became a Cornish community staple.A Cornish Pasty made by Warrens. Photo by David Johnson CC BY-SA 3.0In the 19th century, the British pastry lovers traveled from their home near the Celtic Sea to North America. There, they founded Cornish mining towns in places like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Montana, South Dakota, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and California.An engraving of Cornish miners, 1866.The Cornish miners brought their culture with them, including their love for their traditional Cornish pasty and the British sport of football (soccer). But what the Cornish miners brought to the city of Real Del Monte was truly remarkable, especially for the Mexican locals.Cornish pasties in the oven. Photo by Visitor7 CC BY-SA 3.0The mines of Real Del Monte had been a bountiful source of silver during the three centuries that Spain ruled Mexico (1521 to 1821). But by 1824, the mines were flooded, and the once prosperous city of was feeling the pinch.That’s when a group of English investors bought the mines, formed the Company of the Gentlemen Adventurers, and invited more than 130 mining engineers from Cornwall to resurrect the great mining project.Acosta Mine (Museum) in Real del Monte, Hidalgo State, Mexico.While many of these miners died of yellow fever shortly after disembarking in Veracruz, the rest finally arrived in Real Del Monte to resurrect the mining industry.They pulled Cornish steam engines through rainforests and marshes, drained the water from the Real Del Monte mines, and used their technology and experience to repair and “upgrade” the silver mines.Monument to the Miner in Real de Monte Photo by Richardth -CC BY-SA 3.0The first wave of Cornish miners and engineers were followed by many others, and by the 1840s over 300 of them were working in the Real Del Monte mines.A town in Mexico has banded together to make the worlds biggest Cornish pastyIn the 1830s and 1840s, up to 350 Cornish immigrants were working in the surrounding mines. Some of them returned to the United Kingdom, but many of the miners stayed in Mexico.The Cornish mining intervention brought more than modern technology and economic prosperity to the region. The Mexican people also fell in love with the Cornish pasty and with the Cornish game of football.Cornish pasty shop in Real del Monte.Since becoming a Mexican favorite, the dish (which they call “Paste”) has been tweaked to include peppers, hot chili sauce, chicken, and pineapples. It is often washed down with pulche — a local hooch made from the leaves of the Agave Cactus.Read another story from us: Dangerous Brew: Coffee Drinkers Lost their Head under this Sultan’s RuleThe 2011 grand opening of the Cornish Pasty Museum was led by five expert Mexican bakers who traveled to Cornwall, United Kingdom, to master the art of crimping and shaping the pasty crust.In 2015, Oxford businessman Malcolm Ball pledged to create “Planet Hollywood with a Cornish twist” by opening a second Cornish Pasty Museum in Britain, where the famous recipe was conceived.
Former Lakers guard and New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was arrested for DUI around 3 A.M. Sunday morning, after flipping his 2015 Cadillac SUV on the 101 Freeway.Fisher reportedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with a guard rail before the vehicle flipped over, landing on its roof.Fisher’s girlfriend, Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Neither was injured.TMZ posted a video of the accident scene filmed by a passerby.
January 10, 2012 The Nest Learning Thermostat Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now LAS VEGAS — Every year at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), gadgets make headlines by getting thinner, faster and more powerful than previous models. But more important for small businesses are ones that can save money and energy.Direct from the floor of the annual electronics extravaganza, here’s a look at five new devices that can help you save the planet as well as your bottom line. The SolarKindle Lighted Cover 4. A smart way to manage power: Part USB hub, part power strip, part surge protector, the GE Green Mobile Power Station is masterful at managing power to a range of devices, from computers and monitors, to peripherals and desk lamps.Using a lithium-ion battery to bolster charges, the mobile power station manages power to charging devices, and shuts off sockets after gadgets are juiced up. And even though the $119 device is energy efficient, it’s still powerful enough to run printers, faxes, and servers. 2. Charging devices, not wasting electricity: When juicing up a portable device, typical wall-chargers continue to draw electrical current, even after the gadget’s battery is full. The Bracketron Stone GreenZERO Charger automatically shuts off after the device is powered up, saving money on your energy bill.Since most USB chargers cost around $25 anyway, (this one rings in at $24.95) getting one that powers your portables more inexpensively is a bonus. 1. An LED light bulb that won’t break the bank: LEDs have been the brightest hope in re-inventing the light bulb, but high prices have made them a costly option — especially to outfit an entire office. Satellite Beach, Fla.-based Lighting Science Group is looking to change that with their 60-watt World Bulb that saves you money twice.First, at a suggested retail price below $15, it might be the most inexpensive bulb of its kind to date. Second, it uses 85 percent less electricity than a standard bulb. And since Lighting Science Group says the World Bulb is projected to last 17 years, it might be a worthwhile long-term investment. min read 3. Cool off your electric bill: The Nest Learning Thermostat is more than a sleek-looking and functional replacement for your old-school thermostat. After the first week of use, this thermostat sets a schedule based on your preferences.For instance, auto-away features allow it to drop the temperature when no one is in the office. The thermostat can also connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, allowing you to set the temperature no matter where you are. With heating costs soaring into the thousands per year, this is one $250 upgrade that may pay off quickly.Related: CES 2012: A Preview for Small Business The Bracketron Stone GreenZERO Charger The 60-watt World Bulb LED from Lighting Science Group Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5. Cutting the cord on Kindle charging: The SolarKindle Lighted Cover is a clever cover for the Amazon Kindle that not only charges the reader using solar power, but also illuminates the device with an LED light. At $79, it charges in eight hours of direct sunlight and provides backup power to the Kindle. And because you’re using solar power to keep your Kindle charged, you can focus on keeping your company’s books current, not whether your e-reader needs more electrical current. The GE Green Mobile Power Station This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Just the beginningNixon has yet to confirm what she plans to do now her campaign has finished, but hinted she might keep trying her hand at politics.‘Thank you all for believing and fighting and leaving it all on the field. We started something here in New York, and it doesn’t end today. This is just the beginning. And I know that together, we will win this fight,’ she wrote on Twitter.Thank you all for believing and fighting and leaving it all on the field.We started something here in New York, and it doesn’t end today.This is just the beginning. And I know that together, we will win this fight.— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018 Actress and queer woman Cynthia Nixon has lost her bid to become the Democratic nominee for the New York gubernatorial race. Nixon ran against incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo who will now contest the mid-term election in November.Cuomo won 65.6% of the overall votes, with Nixon winning 34.4% of votes in the state.The Sex and the City star ran as more left-wing alternative to Cuomo and promised to make changes on the environment and women’s rights. She also campaigned on ensuring housing affordability and to stop US President Donald Trump’s forced deportation of families.She said that she had hope for a different outcome, she believed her campaign changed New York’s political landscape.‘While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state,’ Nixon wrote on Twitter.While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Cynthia Nixon won’t be the Democratic nominee for the New York governor | Photo: Facebook/Cynthia Nixon for New York eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) — Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018Both candidates had last minute endorsements from major celebrities,including Girls’ creator Lena Dunham who threw her support behind Nixon.Feuding rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj continued their disagreement, endorsing different candidates.Bronx-raised Cardi B backed Nixon in an Instagram post urging people to vote with an accompanying photo of Nixon. Cynthia Nixon tells New Yorkers: ‘Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo’Cynthia Nixon: ‘I’d rather be the good Nixon than the bad Cuomo’Cynthia Nixon shares story of mother’s abortion to help stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmationRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cynthia-nixon-loses-new-york-democratic-nomination/
Cancun, Q.R. — The suspension of travel company Volare Travels has been ordered in light of numerous consumer complaints for breaching reservations for travelers heading to places such as Cancun.The body, Superintendence of Industry and Commerce in Colombia, has ordered the suspension of the travel company Volare Travels who they say, has more than 200 consumer complaints filed against them.“On the occasion of more than 200 lawsuits in the Directorate of Jurisdictional Affairs of Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, we initiated the investigation and found that it would presumably be systematically be breaching the services offered,” said María José Lamus, Director of Research of the Delegation of Consumer Protection of Superindutria.Superintendence of Industry and Commerce has also blocked bank accounts and frozen 100 percent of the resources deposited in those accounts.In the imposed punishments, in addition to suspension includes the blocking of the bank accounts, “the freezing of the resources deposited in them and the prohibition to carry out transactions on the monies in the bank accounts of Volare Travels and CTR Travel Holding,” assured Lamus.The body says that to date, the company Volare Travels has been given more than 20 penalties in excess of one billion peso. They have also been ordered to return or restore to consumer claimants the sums of money paid for tourist packages in destinations such as Cuba, Isla Margarita and Cancun, among others.One of the most common travel irregularities of the company was its practice, “a few days after starting the trip they would inform consumers that the dates of travel or destination needed to be modified due to problems with the tour operator.”According to the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, only part of the service was provided, when you take into account that a package was contracted for two destinations, but only one was fulfilled.“For example, they were hired for Havana and Varadero, Cuba but they only took the clients to Havana. The consumers who booked their travel destination to the city of Havana found that upon arriving at the assigned hotel, they did not have lodging or food because Volare Travels had not even made the reservations or paid the hotel, leaving the clients without any lodging,” said their report.The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce announced the judicial and / or administrative sanctions against the agency Volare Travels and TR Travel Holding in excess of 130 judicial decisions and more than 200 verbal complaints or filed complaints by consumers.As a precautionary measure, Superindustria ordered the suspension of the National Registry of Tourism for Volare Travels and TR Travel Holding, while it moves forward in its investigations.Last year, the Superintendent delegate for consumer protection said in 2017, 79 sanctions were imposed for tourist fraud with companies originating out of Colombia, an increase of 192 percent compared to 2016. The highest increase were for travelers booking packages to Santa Marta, Cartagena and San Andrés.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
News | March 11, 2015 ContextVision Showcases 3-D Ultrasound, Visualization Software at ECR 2015 Company also displayed GOPView Mammo3 mammography image processing software 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. Kidney image processed by GOPiCE 2.0 courtesy of ContextVisionMarch 11, 2015 — ContextVision exhibited its full 3-D ultrasound portfolio for the first time in Europe at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), March 5-8 in Vienna. These products include ContextVision’s second generation of ultrasound 3-D processing, GOPiCE 2.0, and REALiCE, its visualization software that delivers photo-like images and supports early fetal diagnosis.Second-generation GOPiCE 2.0 provides real-time volumetric image processing for 3-D ultrasound images. This product includes several new features, enabling optimization for different visualization techniques, both MPR view and rendered view. The intelligent processing within near- and far-field guarantees excellent image quality throughout the whole volume.By combining the GOPiCE adaptive 3-D/4-D volume enhancement with new true-to-data rendering technology, REALiCE provides ultrasound manufacturers with high-end visualization capabilities and image quality. Additionally, ContextVision for the first time showed a completely new feature — the Skeletal View. This feature provides excellent visualization of the fetal skeleton and helps review details related to bone mineralization and physical defects. In addition to its ultrasound products, ContextVision also demonstrated its multimodality product portfolio within image enhancement and its latest achievement in mammography image enhancement, GOPView Mammo3. This image processing software for screening as well as for diagnostic digital mammography is adaptable for the entire range of mammography systems. GOPView Mammo3 provides optimized images for different breast densities, as well as customized for regional and individual preferences.For more information: www.contextvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more
Western Australian experiences Scoop National Tourism AwardsWestern Australian experiences Scoop National Tourism AwardsSeaplane adventures, Aboriginal culture, food and wine and unique places to stay are just some of Western Australia’s award winning tourism experiences recognized at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held last night at the new-state-of-the-art Optus Stadium in Perth.Taking home a record 14 awards, West Australian tourism businesses won eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals from the 25 categories.WA gold medal winners include:Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – Adventure TourismHorizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Horizontal Hotel – Unique AccommodationSwan River Seaplanes – New Tourism BusinessSandalford Wines – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and BreweriesFremantle Prison – Cultural TourismBeach House at Bayside – Hosted AccommodationSwan Valley Visitor Centre – Visitor Information ServicesAustralia’s North West – Destination MarketingSilverKooljaman at Cape Leveque – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander TourismTwo Feet and a Heartbeat – Excellence in Food TourismAviair – Major Tour and Transport OperatorRAC Cervantes Holidays – Caravan and Holiday ParksBronzeSightseeing Pass Australia – Specialised Tourism OperatorRendezvous Hotel Scarborough – Business Event VenueThe wins follow recent accolades for Western Australia, with Perth named ‘Capital of Cool’ by CNN Travel and the Australian Financial Review, while CNN Travel and Fairfax Media’s Traveller also named Perth among its recommended places to visit in 2018. All articles highlighted Perth’s new dining, small bar, accommodation, cultural and entertainment offerings as a drawcard for Australians and international visitors.Experiencing a holiday in Perth has never been easier with new and more affordable accommodation and direct flight services, such as the much anticipated Qantas 787 Dreamliner services, which start in late March and will connect London and Perth non-stop.About the Qantas Australian Tourism AwardsThe awards, which have been operating for more than 30 years, recognise and celebrate Australia’s best tourism businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence. More than 800 people from across the country including Federal and State tourism ministers, CEOs of tourism bodies and tourism industry leaders attended the awards gala dinner.For a full list of winners visit https://qualitytourismaustralia.com/australian-tourism-awards/.For more information on Western Australia visit westernaustralia.comSource = Tourism Western Australia