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  • Health Authority says mans Charter Rights died with him

    first_imgAPTN National NewsThere’s a new and bizarre development in the story of Brian Sinclair.The disabled First Nations man died in a Winnipeg emergency room while waiting for care.The Winnipeg Health Authority wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Sinclair’s relatives.And their reasons are surprising.last_img

  • 2019 Crans Montana Forum to Kick Off March 14 in Dakhla

    Rabat – The fifth annual Crans Montana Forum is coming close. The four-day forum will open under the theme Building a Powerful and Modern Africa Dedicated to its Youth.The forum will kick off on March 14 in Dakhla. The official opening, however, is schedule for March 16, according to a statement from the forum.More than 5,000 participants will attend the forum. The forum will also mark the presence of 50 international and international organization. The program of the symposium will cover meetings to discuss several issues, including universal health coverage and health security digital revolution; renewable energies; and agro-industry.The participants of the forum will land on Thursday, March 14 at the Dakhla airport to register their participation.On Friday, March 15, the forum will open to discuss the main challenges facing youth organizations in a meeting under the theme “Youth, Peace and Security in Africa.”In the afternoon, the participants will have the opportunity to discover Morocco’s Dakhla, known as the “the pearl of the south”According to the forum’s program, the offer is available upon request.Saturday, March 16 will mark the official inauguration session,which will open with a royal speech to the participants of the forum.In the afternoon, the forum will include a high-level panel to tackle challenges of digital transformation, in addition to other topics to be discussed during the high-level meeting.On Sunday, the forum will offer an intergovernmental conference on universal health coverage for African ministers of health.Read Also: Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament Moustapha Cissé Lo Honored at Crans Montana ForumThe meeting will discuss challenges and prospects of universal health coverage.According to the forum, “young talents from all over the continent will actively take part in the various debates and will be officially welcomed in the 2019 class of the New Leaders for Tomorrow.”The statement added that there will be more initiative programs held on the sidelines of the forum to “facilitate exchanges and discussions between th Moroccan southern territories’ youth and their peers from all over Africa.”The last Crans Montana Forum took place on March 15-20, 2018 and focused on Africa and South-South Cooperation.At least a 1,000 attendees from 131 countries attended the forul.The previous annual version of the Forum was an opportunity to engage in fruitful exchanges on topics such as food security and sustainable agriculture, the oceans economy and the fisheries sector, renewable energies, and the African Green Revolution.Created in 1986 in Switzerland, the Crans Montana Forum is a non-governmental organization that focuses on encouraging international cooperation, dialogue, development, stability, peace, and security in the world.The forum’s mission is to work “Towards a More Humane World.” read more

  • US Congress repeals meat labelling law after facing Canadian retaliation

    OTTAWA — A potential trade war between Canada and the United States was all but averted Friday when Congress passed a massive spending bill that also repealed a controversial meat labelling law.The 2,000-plus pages of legislation contained a two-page rider that scrapped the U.S. labelling law, known as COOL, which had become a major irritant among Canada, Mexico and the U.S.The World Trade Organization granted Canada and Mexico the right to impose $1 billion in punitive tariffs on various U.S. products after finding that COOL violated international trade rules.Trade war with U.S. likely averted, but Canada keeps retaliation on the tableWorld Trade Organization sides with Canada, Mexico in meat labelling dispute with U.S.International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay have said Canada was pressing Congress to scrap COOL or face the retaliatory tariffs.They were focusing on the Senate, where some Democrats supported COOL because of domestic political interests.Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican chair of the Senate’s powerful agriculture committee, said Friday he was relieved that COOL had been repealed and that the bill would soon land on President Barack Obama’s desk for signature. read more

  • US budget deficit jumps in May as spending outpaces revenue

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. budget deficit rose to $88.4 billion in May from $53 billion a year earlier, as government spending in areas such as Medicaid and defence rose at a faster pace than revenue.Receipts from individual and corporate taxes rose 7 per cent last month from May 2016 to $240 billion, the Treasury Department said Monday. Meanwhile, spending leapt 19 per cent to $329 billion.Taxe revenue is rising, but at a slower pace than in previous years and by less than the Congressional Budget Office has forecast. That partly reflects slower growth in the economy and hiring. With the unemployment rate low, fewer workers are available to take open jobs.That is widening the deficit at the same time the Trump administration has proposed steep tax cuts. The administration has also pushed for sharp reductions in spending, but Trump’s proposed budget depends on annual growth of 3 per cent to balance over time. The economy expanded 1.6 per cent last year and hasn’t grown 3 per cent since 2005.Meanwhile, the deficit has increased to $433 billion in the first eight months of this budget year from $405 billion last year.Medicaid costs have risen 3 per cent, partly because the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act has brought more people in the program. Defence spending jumped 17 per cent in May but has been flat this year.The government has also spent $35 billion more this year on interest on its debt, a gain of 14 per cent, Treasury said. That is mostly because inflation has picked up a bit since last summer, which pushes up interest payments on the government’s inflation-adjusted bonds, known as TIPS.Also Monday, a Washington think-tank projected that despite the slowdown in revenues, the government will have enough cash to pay its bills until October or November. The Bipartisan Policy Center estimate is more optimistic than Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who has been warning Congress that it must act before it leaves on its August recess.The think-tank says that revenue results from this month’s quarterly tax payments are likely to clarify the deadline, but for now Mnuchin has sufficient manoeuvring room — by using accounting steps known as “extraordinary measures” — to keep the government solvent into the fall. The policy centre says a big Oct. 2 payment into the military retirement trust fund could trigger default.The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 per cent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion.The CBO’s deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing the nation’s aging infrastructure.Under Trump’s proposal, released last month, the deficit would increase this year to $602.5 billion.___Associated Press Writer Andrew Taylor contributed to this report. US budget deficit jumps in May as spending outpaces revenue This Thursday, June 8, 2017, photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington. On Monday, June 12, 2017, the Treasury releases the federal budget for May. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2017 12:05 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • Security Council fails to adopt proposal to create tribunal on crash of

    Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, Liow Tiong Lai, who introduced the draft resolution, expressed “disappointment” after the text was vetoed by Russia, while Angola. China and Venezuela abstained and the remaining 11 members of the Council voted in favour. If one of the Council’s five permanent members casts a negative vote on a resolution, the text cannot be adopted.The resolution would have urged the earliest possible finalization of the ongoing international technical investigation into the cause of the crash, in which 298 people died, and the criminal investigation. It would have requested Member States to work together in the Joint Investigation Team to continue to keep the Council fully and regularly informed of the progress of its.The statute of the proposed “International Criminal Tribunal for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17” was annexed to the draft.On the first anniversary of that tragedy, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement in which he said “the victims must be honoured by a collective effort to ascertain the truth about the incident and ensure that any persons determined responsible will be held to account.” read more

  • Weir expands Xmeco Foundry to meet global demand

    first_imgWeir Minerals Africa is making a substantial investment into its newly acquired Xmeco Foundry in Port Elizabeth that will upgrade it to the point where these facilities will be capable of not only producing the company’s requirements from an African perspective, but also having sufficient capacity to supply other businesses within the Weir Group globally. The Xmeco Foundry occupies a 4.5 ha site in the Neave township of Port Elizabeth, where it manufactures castings varying in size from a few kilos to a maximum of 18 t in a variety of alloys.“This facility is capable of ramping up to about 1,000 t/mth and we believe it’s potentially one of the lower cost facilities in the world for the production of our parts,” Dave Athey, Weir Minerals Africa Regional MD for Middle East and Africa, said. “We’re already looking at the possibility of supplying cast products into the Canadian oil sands sector. As higher oil prices and new technology enable profitable extraction and processing, these bitumen sands have only recently been considered to be part of the world’s oil reserves. The Weir Enterprise Resource Planning system has been implemented at the foundry and we’re currently deploying the Weir Production System. As we ramp up production at this heavy bay foundry, we will start seeing improvements in our own internal operating efficiencies. The Xmeco Foundry complements our existing African operation, adding the heavy bay capacity that is vital for future growth and boosting our existing foundry expertise with valuable new talent and specialised foundry personnel. It will also enhance productivity with the application of Weir’s lean philosophy in the production, manufacturing technology, supply chain and front-end business processes.”He added: “A big advantage of this foundry and, indeed one of the main reasons it was chosen as an acquisition target, is its proximity to the deep water Port of Ngqura. Typically, the Canadian oil sands use very large pumps and pump components, and a single pour for a component or part could be up to 20 tons. Being so close to a major port will help us achieve significant savings in logistics costs.”Athey also commented that there has been a shift in the mining environment that is seeing a change in thinking about how the major mining houses progress with their capital expenditure: “The major mining houses have announced they intend reducing the amount of money spent on new greenfield capital projects, in favour of a stronger focus on brownfield expansion and operating efficiencies. This is both good and bad news. The bad news obviously is that the future growth of new greenfield projects will slow, but the good news is that there will be increasing emphasis on operating efficiencies and operational output. To achieve this, local mines will need best performing equipment including best in class wear components, and this is one of the areas in which we’ve excelled. The Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) theme underpins the design of all our equipment with a focus on issues around engineering, hydraulics and the cost of materials, as well as how quickly and easily components can be changed out, repaired and maintained. Another big drive for us over the past five years has been to develop a superior installed service base that is on the doorstep of our major customer hubs in all the major mining countries of Africa. This has created a genuine competitive edge for our company.”In addition, Athey says there has been a robust internal focus on product development. In the past two years the company has introduced new pump ranges, namely the SLR and WBH slurry pumps and the MCR mill circuit pumps. These designs have replaced the original Warman style pumps with new technologies that incorporate new improved hydraulics, higher efficiencies and new materials and components. Weir Minerals Africa produces a large proportion of these products in-house importing only items such as electric motors, bearings and natural rubber, resulting in about 95% local content.  The company has its own manufacturing facilities and also outsources certain items to local third party manufacturing facilities.last_img read more

  • North Clark County collision sends 3 to hospital Friday

    first_imgA two-vehicle collision on Northeast Timmen Road late Friday afternoon sent three people to the hospital, officials said.Responders were dispatched to the crash about 3:50 p.m., according to emergency log notes. Clark County Fire & Rescue personnel and an ambulance also went to the scene around that time.The crash occurred on an arterial road between La Center and Ridgefield that runs alongside Interstate 5, CCFR spokesman Tim Dawdy said.There were two adults in each of the vehicles, Dawdy said. Three of them suffered serious enough injuries to warrant a trip to the hospital, said Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brent Waddell.One vehicle was traveling northbound while the other was headed the opposite direction. One of the vehicles crossed the center line, causing the collision, Dawdy said.last_img read more

  • Dr James Veltmeyers on his editorial Democrat Party Elites are the modern

    first_img Posted: January 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Dr. James Veltmeyer’s on his editorial, “Democrat Party Elites are the modern Slavemasters” LA JOLLA (KUSI) – Dr. James Veltmeyer is a prominent La Jolla physician voted “Top Doctor” in San Diego County in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He wrote an editorial voicing his opinion on the government shutdown and how it has impacted the United States of America.Veltmeyer’s opinion piece titled, “Democrat Party Elites are the Modern Slavemasters” can be read below.By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D.As a child immigrant from South America, I can only watch with anguishas the migrant caravan from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvadormarches through Mexico and seeks to enter the United States.However, my anguish is not because I believe the U.S. government isin error by strictly enforcing our nation’s laws and blocking a foreign legionfrom violating our sovereignty. The Trump Administration is absolutelycorrect that illegal entry into the United States must be stopped; if the migrantshave a legitimate claim for asylum due to political or religious persecution, theymust apply at a valid port of entry and be processed legally. I should know. Icame to America legally, waiting years to get a visa. If there needs to be somereform of the immigration system, it is not by erasing national borders andnational sovereignty.Every country has an inherent right to determine who it accepts into itsbosom. This is fundamental to the very concept of nationhood. Most of themigrants are economic refugees and the U.S. obviously cannot absorb everyperson on the planet who thinks they can get a better job here.Yet, the existence of a welfare state in the United States since LyndonJohnson’s “Great Society” of the mid-1960s has done exactly what Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once argued was impossible: “openborders with a welfare state.” It is impossible and unsustainable becausesuch a system will automatically attract most of the world’s population toour shores to gain access to the liberal social benefits we offer, from freeeducation and health care, to food stamps, welfare, and even subsidies toattend college! Now, San Francisco even maintains that the right to voteshould follow.Having come to the United States from Ecuador, I know a little abouthow socialist welfare states destroy societies. Look at Venezuela as a primeexample. An oil-rich nation, once the pride of the continent, is now an economicbasket-case that can’t print additional zeros fast enough on its worthlesscurrency. This is the result of socialism.Socialism does not uplift individuals; it impoverishes them. It does notraise living standards; it decimates them. It does not advance human potential,but, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said, it subtly destroys the human spirit. Thisfailed ideology—of whatever variety– has never worked successfully anywhereand never will. Neither Bernie Sanders $30 trillion “Medicare for all” nor thelatest giveaway scheme mouthed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can succeedbecause as Margaret Thatcher noted, “You eventually run out of other people’smoney.” Or, the ink on the printing presses runs dry.Of course, socialism itself has never been a system intended to helpanyone, anyone other than the elite ruling class of a nation who see it not as away to raise up the poor and working class, but as a way to keep them downand under control, stifling their ambition and upward mobility. Socialism isslavery or serfdom, pure and simple. I’m from South America, so I know a littleabout tyranny. And, socialism is tyranny. Even Marx saw socialism as only thephase preceding communism. However, far from the “withering away of thestate,” socialism’s final stage –communism — only leads to a totalitarian terrorstate that bulldozes human liberty and enslaves the human soul.The socialism ( or what is currently mislabeled “progressivism” ) that theDemocrat Party offers new arrivals from abroad – be they legal immigrants orillegal aliens – is not the freedom they crave, but the slave state of politicaland economic regimentation lorded over by a ruling elite that seeks only toexpand and maintain its power. That is exactly what the Pelosis, Schumers andcompany seek – not to help a suffering population or rescue those escapingpoverty or persecution abroad, but to use these unfortunate people in a cynicalpolitical power play to solidify their electoral position through creating apermanently dependent underclass willing to trade its votes for the promise ofcradle to grave security. It is an illusion and it is despicable. Yet, it is the history ofthe Democrat Party in America for more than a century—from being the party ofsouthern slaveholders to being the party of Tammany Hall, which cruellymanipulated our earlier generations of immigrants— exchanging jobs for votes.They are still at it, now exchanging food stamps and Medicaid for votes.The Democrat Party detests the idea of its immigrant underclass becomingself-reliant and independent, business owners and entrepreneurs. That may leadthem to becoming Republicans, after all!Far from being the party of working people, the Democrat Party today isthe party of the billionaire plutocrat elites – the Steyers and Soros andBloombergs – which draws its greatest strength from the millionaire enclaves ofSilicon Valley, Manhattan, and suburban Washington. D.C. And, these are thefolks whose aspirations for the migrant caravans yearning for the AmericanDream is to consign them to a future of despair and dependency where theirhopes for the future remain buried in sub-minimum wage jobs and tending to thelawns, toilets, and estates of their present-day slavemasters. January 18, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

  • Wind power companies criticize BPA shutdown plan

    first_imgPORTLAND (AP) — Wind power companies facing a springtime shutdown to accommodate a surge of hydropower in the Northwest said Tuesday the region’s main power manager has a conflict of interest, using authority over transmission lines to protect its business interests.The claim by the American Wind Energy Association follows the Bonneville Power Administration’s announcement last week that it plans to curtail use of wind power because of a surplus of energy from hydroelectric dams.Such a shutdown could cost Northwest wind developers millions of dollars in tax credits.BPA spokesman Michael Milstein said the process might not start this week because more water can be stored behind Grand Coulee Dam than had been expected, relieving pressure to use it for power generation.The BPA has long handled about three-quarters of the region’s electrical transmission. At the same time, it sells power from Columbia Basin dams to customers such as public power districts.The wind energy advocacy group said in a statement the BPA is using its transmission authority “to illegally promote its own narrow economic interest,” breaking contracts with wind developers, favoring other energy producers and, in the process, thwarting the green energy policy of the Obama administration.last_img read more

  • Fair holds tribute to Dr Jack

    first_img • What: Clark County Fair.• Hours today: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.• Where: 17402 N.E. Delfel Road.• Admission: Adults, $10; seniors 62 and older, $8; kids 7-12, $7; kids 6 and younger, free. Parking, $6; C-Tran shuttle, $2 per person round trip from area park-and-ride lots; children 6 and younger ride free. $1 discount on admission with a bus fare stub.• Carnival: Opens at noon; unlimited rides today, $30.• 99.5 The Wolf Grandstands: Monster trucks, 2 and 6:30 p.m.• Other highlights: The Black Pearl Friesian Dance Troupe, 1 and 7 p.m.; Toddler Trot Contest, 1 p.m.• Pets: Not permitted, except for personal service animals or those on exhibition or in competition.• More information: or 360-397-6180.• Online: View The Columbian’s mobile website for the Clark County Fair at: dozens of notes dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jack Giesy at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Friday, one summed it up: “The fair is just not going to be the same without you.”More than 150 people gathered at the horse arena named for Giesy, who served as the fair’s veterinarian for 45 years, to celebrate his spirit. Giesy, 80, died July 28.The crowd fell silent as they took a moment to remember him, and the Clark County Fence Riders led a solitary riderless horse into the arena. Flags at the fair flew at half staff all week. Dr. Jack Giesylast_img read more

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in latenight crash

    first_imgHere is a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office:At 2346 hours Clark County Deputies responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle collision at NE 144th St and NE 152nd Av. Investigation indicates the vehicle was eastbound on NE 144th St, stopped for posted stop sign at NE 152nd AV, proceeded eastbound into the intersection into the path of the northbound NE 152nd Av motorcycle who was not required to stop. Rider of motorcycle transported to local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Driver of eastbound vehicle remained at scene. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision. Investigation being conducted by Clark County Sheriffs Office Traffic Unit.This report wil be updated,last_img read more

  • WHS Class of 1971 To Hold Annual Summer Party On June 29

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — WHS Class of 1971 is holding its annual summer party on Saturday, June 29, 2019. All class members are invited. For details, contact Michelle (LaValle) DeBye at mmzoo[at] or 603-305-1992.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Michelle DeBye.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class of 1971 To Hold Annual Summer Party On June 30In “Education”WHS Class of 1971 To Hold Annual Summer Party On June 24In “Education”10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (June 24, 2017)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

  • Heres a peek under the skin of Koenigseggs totally batsht Jesko

    first_img null 59 Photos Share your voice Koenigsegg’s Jesko blew a lot of people’s minds — including ours — when it debuted earlier this year in Geneva, and it’s easy to see why. The numbers around the car almost read like science fiction.How then does an objectively small company like Koenigsegg go about designing and building a car like the Jesko that produces around 1,600 pounds of downforce? Very carefully and in an immaculate facility, as it turns got an in-depth tour of the Jesko (and a free pair of pants) shortly before the car’s debut in Geneva, and it’s nothing if not engineering and manufacturing porn. The odds are good that we’ll never drive a Jesko since its asking price is just shy of $3 million, but getting to see where and how it’s made is almost as cool (and less scary). 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img Tags 0 The Koenigsegg Jesko is a hyper hypercar More From Roadshow Exotic Cars Car Industrylast_img read more

  • Oscar Pistorius Documentary Lands Global Launch with Amazon

    first_imgSivell’s previous documentary work includes a film about boxer Joe Calzaghe. In “Pistorius” he puts the titular former athlete’s trial and case into the wider context of South African society.Amazon released a trailer, Tuesday, ahead of the series bowing on Prime globally on Sep. 6. It shows family members talking about Pistorius, experts discussing the trial, and excerpts from the court proceedings.Check out the trailer below. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Amazon has picked up “Pistorius,” a four-part documentary about the South African runner who killed his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Originally made as a feature-length documentary, Amazon will roll it out exclusively around the world on Prime Video as a series. The project was made by director Vaughan Sivell over three years.Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp in her home in Pretoria, South Africa, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013. Sivell secured access to key players in the subsequent trial, which saw Pistorius jailed and prompted controversy and worldwide media attention.A noted Paralympian, Pistorius became the first amputee to compete at the Olympics. His conviction for killing Steenkamp was amended in 2015, from culpable homicide to murder, and his prison sentence extended after scrutiny by South African lawmakers in the wake of the trial. He is currently in prison.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

  • Blizzard in trouble over Diablo III DRM in France and Germany

    first_imgWhen Blizzard first announced that it was going to require a permanent link to your account, and therefore a constant Internet connection in order to play Diablo III, I saw it as a sign other publishers would follow suit due to how high profile and popular the game was going to be. But Blizzard seems to be facing a growing number of complaints and legal issues purely because it chose to use always-connected DRM.Blizzard is already under investigation in Korea, which may force the company to issue refunds to anyone who wants to return the game. Now France and Germany are complaining about similar problems.The issue in both European countries is the fact Blizzard has not made it extremely clear on the game’s packaging and promotional material that an Internet connection is required to play. It also isn’t clear that your can’t re-sell or return the game.There are also complaints continuing to appear over difficulties connecting to the servers. The complaints from gamers across France managed to total over 1,500 in just 4 days, which prompted French consumer group Que Choisir to demand the issues get fixed within 15 days. If they don’t, Blizzard potentially has a lawsuit on its hands.It seems that in Germany Blizzard has to change the packaging at the demand of consumer group VZVB to make it very clear the Internet is required to play. Depending on how many copies of the game have been shipped, that could be a very costly recall. In France, Blizzard needs more bandwidth to cope with demand, which again may not be a cheap thing to implement.Always connected DRM is meant to solve the problem of piracy for developers and publishers. But as Blizzard is finding out, it may actually end up costing the company more in court costs, compensation, and short-term infrastructure investments.Read more at IBTimeslast_img read more

  • Watch Game of Thrones Cast Signs Off With Thank You Video

    first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on target The fans tuned in Sunday night to see the characters of Game of Thrones play their final game and end their watch, and now the cast of the beloved HBO show bid their fans a final farewell.In a video released by HBO on YouTube, the Game of Thrones cast, including Isaac Hempsted Wright (Bran Stark, the new King of the Six Kingdoms), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), and others, thanked fans for their support of the show, which ran for eight seasons.“The fans gave me an identity that I didn’t have,” said a tearful Clarke, who also shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, hours before the series finale on Sunday.“There were far more fans of the show than we ever thought possible,” said Williams.A documentary on the production of Season 8, called Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, airs on HBO on Sunday, May 26.More on‘Game of Thrones’ Coverage on‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Recap‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Posts Emotional Farewelllast_img read more

  • ATTs answer to poor coverage at large events is Flying COWs

    first_imgAnyplace large numbers of people gather, mobile service is sure to deteriorate. Carriers design their networks with a normal distribution of people in mind. If tens of thousands of smartphones congregate in one area, the congestion can grind everything to a halt. Temporary cell towers have been used at large events in the past, but AT&T thinks it has a better idea — drones with tiny cell towers attached.AT&T says it is experimenting with using drones at crowded venues like concerts and sporting events to supplement its LTE coverage. It calls these devices Flying COWs where “COW” stands for “Cell on Wings.” Presumably they could not come up with an acronym that spelled “PIG,” which would have been much funnier.A DJI drone, like the ones AT&T uses for cell tower inspection.The Flying COWs would not be entirely mobile. They would be tethered to the ground to ensure they don’t veer off course. This also provides a way to connect the drones to a wired data network to power its wireless signal. Being up in the air allows for better coverage of a crowded area, and it’s much faster than setting up a temporary cell tower. In addition to improving service at the next baseball game, AT&T envisions Flying COWs taking off in the event of a natural disaster when standard cellular infrastructure could be damaged.The FAA recently started issuing licenses for commercial drone operation. AT&T already uses drones to inspect cell towers. Like those drones, Flying COWs would need to remain in visual range of the human operator to be legal under the FAA’s current rules. AT&T is still in the early phases of this plan, but dont’ be surprised if you see a hovering drone at the local stadium soon.last_img read more

  • Cop gives up in Honduras slay case behind protests

    first_imgAssociated PressTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – A police officer turned himself in Friday to face charges that he killed the son of the head of Honduras National Autonomous University, a case that set off a campaign to clean up the Central American nation’s corruption-plagued national force.Ivan Mejia, spokesman for the Security Ministry, confirmed that a suspect had surrendered, but offered no further details. Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Four benefits of having a wireless security system Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day “The information we have is Padilla was the one who pulled the trigger and fired the shots that killed my son and his friend,” she said.Castellanos has led a crusade to overhaul the National Police and fire officers involved in drug trafficking, murder and kidnapping in this country of 8 million people. Because of her son’s murder, the then police chief and his deputy were fired and authorities began purging officers accused of crimes.The new head of the National Police says he is seeing internal discontent over the suspensions of high-ranking officers as part of the effort to root out corruption.Those angered at the chief say he is really just removing personal rivals. Chief Juan Carlos Bonilla himself was acquitted in 2004 on a murder charge after he was accused of running a death squad when he was a regional police head.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) University president Julieta Castellanos told The Associated Press that she hired a private investigator to find the suspect, Santos Padilla. She said she gave the information to authorities, and the officer surrendered to Honduras’ human rights commission after police started looking for him.Castellanos’ son was slain with a friend a year ago and their killings sparked a movement against police corruption and impunity.The motive in the crime remains a mystery, but prosecutors say four police officers kidnapped and killed the two young men. Another officer already is in custody, and two remain at large.Castellanos announced Padilla’s surrender as she was addressing President Porfirio Lobo and academics on behalf of the Commission on Public Safety Reform created in January to crack down on crooked cops.“We personally tracked the suspect down and found out his location. We cross-checked our information with the police because they have the power to arrest him, and when he felt cornered he decided to turn himself in,” she later told the AP.Although prosecutors have said four officers were involved, Padilla is suspected of being the killer, Castellanos said. Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

  • Acho who played defensive end in college has had

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