Commercial airplane incidents accidents jump in 2017 safety board says

first_imgOTTAWA – The number of incidents involving commercial aircraft flew above the average last year, raising calls from an airline pilots association for the Liberals to boost spending on safety oversight.Figures released Tuesday from the Transportation Safety Board showed there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016 and higher than the five-year average of 79 incidents.Large passenger airliners were involved in nine of those incidents last year. In 2016, the figure was one.The board also said the first known collision between a commercial aircraft and a drone was among the 921 overall aviation incidents last year.A complete statistical report on 2017 accident rates will be released this spring.The Transportation Safety Board said the increase in airline incidents overall last year is partly due to a higher number of flight training accidents.There was also the first fatal accident in six years: One passenger died after a December crash in Fond-du-Lac, Sask., the first such death involving a Canadian aircraft since 2011 when a First Air flight crashed in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.There have been other high-profile incidents in the last year, including a July incident when an Air Canada plane came within metres of crashing into four jets on arrival in San Francisco.The Canadian Federal Pilots Association argues the jump in incidents can be traced to federal government cutbacks in oversight, including fewer in-person reviews in the process to certify pilots in favour of targeted inspections.The association is renewing its calls on the Liberals to boost spending on Transport Canada inspectors, some of whom the association represents, in the name of passenger safety.Transport Canada said in a statement late Tuesday night that the oversight practices in place follow international standards. And airlines are required to have safety plans to go along with planned inspections, the agency said.Oversight is targeted where the risks appear greatest, based on available data, a spokeswoman said.“Transport Canada has a robust oversight program that allows the department to prioritize its resources to areas that provide the greatest safety benefit,” Annie Joannette said.“The department continuously evaluates and modifies its oversight tools to ensure they continue to be effective.”Greg McConnell, national chair of the pilots association, said the government should go back to its old system of comprehensive reviews and full-scale assessments of operators and airports.“They’re down to doing process inspections, which is sort of the third level of inspection that the department can do,” McConnell said.“An analogy that I like to use is if you were going to buy a car, and you brought a mechanic with you, you would want the mechanic to check the whole car. You wouldn’t want the mechanic to just check the electrical system.”last_img read more

Pair in custody after Peace Regional RCMP seize drugs firearms and stolen

first_imgPEACE RIVER, AB. – The Peace River RCMP General Investigation Section with the help of the Peace Regional detachment seized drugs, firearms, cash and stolen property from an apartment unit last week.According to Cpl. Dave Browne, on March 9th, 2018, officers executed a search warrant at an apartment unit during which they discovered and seized cocaine, numerous firearms including a sawed-off shotgun, over $1,000 in suspected proceeds of crime and stolen property including cheques and credit cards.As a result, 37-year-old David John Testawich and 29-year-old Charmaine Ominayak, both of Peace River, have been charged with the following offences: Possession of a controlled substanceUnauthorized possession of a prohibited weaponUnsafe storage of firearmsPossession of a stolen credit cardPossession of property obtained by crime under $5,000Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000Testawich remains in custody pending his first appearance in Peace River provincial court on March 12th, while Ominayak is scheduled to appear in provincial court on April 9th.If you have any information about this or any other crime, please call the Peace Regional RCMP at (780) 624-6611, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at read more

King Mohammed VI Wants Moroccans to Respect Him: Minister

Rabat – Minister of Justice Mustapha Ramid said that King Mohammed VI ordered him to refrain from pressing charges against any citizen, “even those who talk ill of him.”“The King does not want to suppress Moroccans, but he wants them to respect him,” he said.Mustapha Ramid, who was speaking at a workshop on “The Reform of the Justice System in the Arab World: The Experience of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt,” organized by the Carnegie Middle East Center on Tuesday, said that the King’s instructions not to pursue charges against any citizen, even those who speak ill of him, “reflect the level of the freedom of expression in Morocco.” Ramid also pointed out, “Morocco is not a human rights paradise…[however]…the country has made significant progress in this area since the 90s.”The Justice Minister added that there is no systematic torture in Morocco, that no journalists are imprisoned, and the government has dissolved no associations.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

Côte dIvoire rebels pledge no repeat of hostile acts against UN relief

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Principal Deputy Special Representative in the West African country, Alan Doss, met with senior representatives of the Armed Forces of the Forces Nouvelles in Bouaké in the rebel-held north where he stressed the need for full respect by all parties of Security Council resolution establishing the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).The rebel representatives assured Mr. Doss of free and unimpeded access for UN peacekeepers, military observers and UN and other humanitarian agencies’ personnel.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) suspended its flights after the incident last Thursday in Man, in the west of the country, warning that such acts risked compromising its humanitarian mission at the expense of the local population.UNOCI was set up in April to help implement peace accords between the Government and rebels signed in January 2003. The latest crisis began on 4 November when Government forces bombed rebel positions in the in the UN-patrolled Zone of Confidence (ZOC) separating the combatants.Two days later Government forces bombed French peacekeepers there, killing nine, and French troops destroyed the Government’s air force in retaliation, leading to widespread rioting, looting and harassment of foreigners. Thousands of Ivorian refugees and expatriates, mainly French, fled the country. read more

MAXAM presents its innovative solutions for blasting at Mining Indaba

first_imgMAXAM, specialising in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, presents its innovations in blasting solutions at the Mining Indaba conference being held in Cape Town (South Africa). The company’s stand includes an innovation corner in which it presents the latest technological developments it has introduced to simplify its customers’ operations, increase productivity and create value.These solutions include the X-COPTER, a drone designed especially for mining and quarrying, and winner of a recent award in Spain as the best idea for the use of drones in civil engineering projects. Equipped with cameras and gas sensors, the X-COPTER allows users to check the safety of the site before and after blasting and measure aspects such as the level of fragmentation of the terrain and the volume of material generated.MAXAM also showcases RIOFLEX, a high energetic, robust and flexible density bulk product that achieves excellent performance in all types of rocks and multiple applications, minimizing the total cost of ownership due to the savings in the drilling and blasting application and the whole value chain of the mine as a result of a better fragmentation. RIOFLEX technology has been tested in more than 140 sites in 25 countries, becoming a benchmark for customers looking to improve the productivity of their mines, quarries and infrastructure projects.“Our experience going back over 140 years and our capacity for innovation allow us to offer customised solutions to our customers, bearing in mind their specific needs and the characteristics of each location and type of operation. In this way we become an integrated partner who shares their objective to improve the safety and productivity of their operations. This approach has made us a leading supplier of blasting solutions in Africa, where we hope to strengthen our position”, explains Manuel García-Sañudo, General Manager of Terra Solutions, MAXAM’s blasting solutions business unit.More details on company’s design and blasting prediction software RIOBLAST will be published in IIM’s annual Better Fragmentation review in the April issue.last_img read more

Greeks help rescue 24 year old

first_imgA Greek rescue team in Haiti was involved in the rescue of a 24-year-old Haitian man from a collapsed hotel.Working with rescue teams from France and the United States the Greek rescue team members helped extricate Wismond Extantus from the rubble of the Napoli hotel in downtown Port-au-Prince. Rescuers worked frantically for hours with drills and sledgehammers to save Extantus, a cashier in a market inside the hotel.To reach the survivor, two rescuers crawled into the tangled mass of concrete rubble, wooden beams and corrugated iron that was all that was left of the Port-au-Prince hotel. They sawed away material to help get the trapped man out.“He was holding the light to help us see. He just said ‘Thank you’ when we pulled him out,” Carmen Michalska, a rescuer with the Greek team said.Apostolos Dedas, a mission leader for the Greek rescue team, added: ‘It is very emotional. It is the best thing that can happen to you when you are a rescuer.’The brother of Wismond Extantus, Jean-Pierre, said he had been coming daily to the rubble of the collapsed hotel, searching for some sign of his brother, to no avail. On Saturday, two men rummaging through the ruins heard a knock.“He said, ‘Please tell my family I’m alive,’” Jean-Pierre remembered.The two men rushed to Jean-Pierre, who was sitting nearby. Jean-Pierre flagged down a passing Greek documentary crew — and they called Greek rescue crews, who notified the French. Then the Americans joined the effort.The Greek rescuers lacked the heavy equipment necessary to move the debris so a group of French ­colleagues at the airport preparing to fly out were scrambled to the scene with their machines. Four hours later they had cleared a tight space in the rubble, but the male ­rescuers were too big to fit down to cut away the final debris.“They needed someone else to go in but none of them was small enough,” said Carmen Michalska. “So I said I’ll go and I went straight in.” At the bottom she found Exantus alive and smiling.When Exantus and his rescuers emerged a waiting crowd of Haitians applauded and cheered. Michalska, 36, on her first mission with the team, wore a layer of grime and a big smile. She embraced colleagues, some teary-eyed. “This is my first day with the Hellenic Rescue Service and at this rate it won’t be my last.” Did she ever suffer claustrophobia? She laughed. “No. Good job.”The team leader of the Hellenic rescue team Apostolos Dedas said the trapped man told them six more people were buried in the rubble of the hotel.But rescuers have not been able to speak to anyone else, and the man said the others were no longer moving — leading rescuers to believe they are dead, French rescue team member Christophe Renou said.The rescue of Wismond Extantus came 11 days after a magnitude 7.0 eartquake destroyed Haiti’s capital.So far 132 survivors were rescued from the rubble of ruined buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince.Officials in Haiti have confirmed the death toll has exceeded 110,000. 193,000 people were wounded and it is estimated that one million people have been left homeless. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Adorable Cats Living at Arecibo Observatory Need Your Help

first_img Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered ItCommon Household Chemical May Cause Hyperthyroidism in Cats Stay on target The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is home to a 1,000-foot radio telescope—and lots of cats.Featured in movies, video games, and novels, the famed observatory took a hit last year during Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the area, displacing thousands of humans and their pets.“After the hurricane, many people left the island and, in the process, left their animals behind,” observatory researcher Flaviane Venditti told “We can see that based on how people-friendly some of the cats are. They might have come to the observatory to shelter during the storm.”Now, nearly a year later, the fluffy friends remain a permanent fixture of the building.Mars—spayed, vaccinated, and dewormed—is recovering well from surgery (via Flaviane Venditti/Arecibo Observatory)But employees, who have generously cared for the furballs, are worried about the growing cat population, and their ability to maintain the animals’ health and safety.But employees, who have generously cared for the furry friends, are worried about the growing cat population, and their ability to maintain the animals’ health and safety.So, the staff did what any desperate 21st-century organization would: they launched a crowdfunding campaign.The “Helping Arecibo Observatory Cats” GoFundMe project launched earlier this month, and has already collected more than $7,500—well over the $5,000 goal.Old Tom, believed to be the father of most observatory kitties—was neutered, and will also be vaccinated and dewormed (via Flaviane Venditti/Arecibo Observatory)Working with the local Hospital Veterinario San Francisco de Asis in Hatillo, the observatory plans to spend the money on surgeries, vaccinations, medicines, boarding, and food.“If the cat is healthy, and no extra treatment and lab tests are needed, the average cost per cat is $200-$250,” according to the project page.“Some cats might also need more medical assistance,” Venditti added, in a statement to “I’m buying the food myself, but according to how much we spend with the vets, we could buy food with the help of donations, too.”Siblings Venus (bottom) and Mars (top) are orbiting the same bowl again (via Flaviane Venditti/Arecibo Observatory)Some eight to 10 cats currently live at the observatory—not including two litters of kittens born this month; seven have been adopted by staff and students since Hurricane Maria.Once the space mousers are taken care of, Venditti & Co. plan to extend their support to other regional cats—particularly those often spotted on the road leading to the observatory.Eventually, the staff hopes to find homes for these stray animals in Puerto Rico and the mainland.“I will definitely keep taking care of them, and there will always be new cats showing up in need of help,” Venditti said.This isn’t the first cat crowdfunding project: Previous campaigns have included a flushable catolet (cat toilet) and smart pet feeder. Find out which pet possesses more brain power and find out more about felines here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Nearly 15000 enroll as Clark College opens

first_imgThey had kind of a theme going Monday when the fall quarter started at Clark College.“There’s a line just to get into a line at the bookstore,” freshman Samir Idriss said while talking with friends.It was the Mountain View High School graduate’s first day at Clark, and he chalked up the crowds as part of his introduction to college.A few minutes later, Shaun Dudgeon was heard to say: “You have to get into a line, just so you can get into a line.”Dudgeon is not a Clark College rookie. He’s starting his third year in Clark’s welding program.“I’ve never seen it this full,” said the Orchards resident, who also earned his GED at Clark College.It’s reflection of continuing growth at Clark. The community college reported a head count of 14,989 students Monday; that’s just slightly more than 2010’s opening-day total of 14,981 students who are taking at least one class.It continues the trend in high enrollment the college has experienced since the 2008-2009 academic year. The 2009 spring quarter was the first time Clark reached 14,000.Enrollment numbers typically climb during the year, and fall 2009 was the first time Clark reached the 16,000 mark by the end of a quarter.Monday’s total includes 1,765 Running Start students who are taking college courses while finishing high school, an increase of 75 students from fall 2010. Clark College has the largest Running Start program in the state.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for April 3 Driver Arrested Transformer Fire Crash On OnRamp

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, April 3, 2019:Police notified Public Buildings Department that the three “don’t walk” signals weren’t illuminating on three of the corners at Shawsheen Avenue and Lake Street. (8:27am)A Salem Street resident reported a vehicle drove across his driveway and lawn. Resident vehicle was now parked at the Health Center across the street. Police advised driver to use caution. Resident declined any further action. (10:41am)Anthony Baio, Jr. (54, East Bridgewater) was arrested for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License. Baio was pulled over on Woburn Street. (1:29pm)Police notified Mass Highway of a large pothole forming on Main Street. (4:35pm)A 3-vehicle crash took place on the 93 North Exit 38 on-ramp. One driver complained of back and neck pain and was transported by the Fire Department. (4:45pm)A walk-in party reported malicious damage done to their vehicle. (7:32pm)Police responded to reports in a fire in a driveway on Woburn Street. A transformer and generator were on fire. Street temporarily shut down. RMLD notified. Fire Department put out small fires. (11:16pm)Fire Department responded to live wires on the ground on Fay Street. RMLD and DPW also notified. (11:30pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 5: Train Conductor Helps Locate Missing Puppy; Rented Trucks Not Returned To UHaulIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 24: Motorcycle Crash; Package Stolen; Speeding on Shawsheen Ave.In “Police Log”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly August 13 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted under APRN News. You can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio:Sen. Begich Courts Votes in Rural AlaskaJoaqlin Estus, KUAC – AnchorageSen. Mark Begich last week visited the three lower Yukon River villages of Marshall, Alakanak, and Emmonak. He heard from dozens of people about infrastructure needs, and issues such as the importance of subsistence and the need for local law enforcement.APRN Hosts Statewide Debate with GOP Candidates, Sullivan Declines to ParticipateAssociated PressWith the primary election less than a week away, two of the prominent Republican U.S. Senate candidates will appear in a statewide debate tonight on public broadcasting. The third, the presumptive front-runner Dan Sullivan, told the Associated Press he plans to be knocking on doors in the Anchorage and Eagle River areas.FAA Advises Pilots on GPS Problems as Air Force Training Jams SignalsTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Air Force is jamming Global Positioning System signals periodically around military airfields in Alaska during Red Flag training exercises now under way in and around Eielson Air Force Base. Officials say the GPS interference testing could affect other devices that rely on GPS.Bethel Residents Press City Council on Police Brutality AllegationsBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelBethel citizens called for action from the City Council regarding allegations of police brutality at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  The city says they are investigating and officials are keeping the details under wrap as they are evidently facing litigation.New Student Fee to Help Cover UAF Budget Shortfall for Facility UpgradeEmily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksIn June, Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 218 into law, paving the way for a $245 million dollar renovation and upgrade to the power plant at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. But the project is funded in part by revenue bonds that have to be paid back to the state. According to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.Juneau School District Brings In Attorney to Investigate Hazing AllegationsLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauThe Juneau School District is conducting an independent third party investigation into an alleged hazing incident that took place two days after school ended in May.Cordova Hiker Mauled By Brown BearAssociated PressAlaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old woman drove herself to a hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear.A Big Comeback for Kotzebue’s Commercial FisheryZachariah Hughes, KNOM – NomeKotzebue is in the midst of one of its best commercial chum seasons ever. That’s due to an exceptionally strong run size. Dockside economics are playing a role, as well.Stream Restoration On Kuiu Island Nears CompletionElizabeth Jenkins, KFSK – St. PetersburgOn a remote corner of the Tongass National Forest, a 6-year-long stream restoration project is wrapping up. The cost: an estimated 1.2 million dollars, funded largely from grants obtained by the Nature Conservancy. The project is intended to restore salmon streams damaged over 40 years ago on Kuiu (CUE-U) Island.last_img read more

Lakshmipur road crash kills father son

first_imgThree people, including two of a family, were killed and three others injured in a road accident at Manadari Bazar on Laxmipur-Chowmuhani road in sadar upazila on Saturday morning.Witnesses said the accident took place when a bus knocked down a CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 10:30am, leaving Mizanur Rahman, a resident of Jamirtali village, Yusuf Hossain from Abirkhil village, and his son Iqbal Shakib dead on the spot and three others injured.The injured were admitted to sadar hospital, said Chandraganj police station officer-in-charge M Mukhtar Hossain.The bodies were sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC added.last_img read more

Your Next iPhone Could Have a Curved OLED Display

first_img iOS 13 Forces You to Make Eye Contact While FaceTimingScreenshots of iOS 13 ‘Dark Mode’ Leaked Ahead of WWDC Stay on target The iPhone 8 probably won’t arrive until 2018, but we should see an iPhone 7S launching next year… and there’s talk that it could arrive with stunning, curved OLED display.According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has placed an order with some of its suppliers for just such a display. There have been rumblings about a switch to OLED before, though we heard that Apple wasn’t planning to make the switch until 2018.If that’s still the case, WSJ’s sources in the supply chain may actually be providing parts for very early iPhone 8 prototypes. Their report does note, however, that Apple is currently evaluating more than ten different options. Any one of those could find its way into the iPhone 7S so that you could see a less significant shift next year — say, a flat OLED panel — and the bigger change could be saved for the version bump.No matter which way Apple decides to go, the time has come for a change. According to reviews of the iPhone 7’s display, Apple has pushed LCD about as far as it can go. The experts at DisplayMate said that this year’s model “is visually indistinguishable from perfect.”How do you improve on perfection? Well, maybe you don’t… at least not in 2017. Some industry insiders think that the iPhone 7’s display is good enough to use it again next year. Waiting until 2018 to make the change might just make more sense.If they do, it won’t be the other big change we see in the iPhone. We’ve already seen a fair number of rumors circulating about Apple’s next major update. Some sources believe that Apple is going to introduce its first iPhone with a ceramic chassis. Others say what wireless charging will finally be added and that testing has already begun. And the iPhone 8 Plus may be more Plus than ever — if that 5.8-inch display actually happens.last_img read more

Astronomers study star formation and gas flows in the galaxy NGC 1365

first_img Ultra-luminous infrared galaxy with strong ionized-gas outflow discovered Located some 56 million light years away in the Fornax cluster, NGC 1365, dubbed the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is a barred spiral and ringed galaxy of Seyfert type. Although many observations of NGC 1365 have been conducted to date, it has not been yet thoroughly studied at mid-infrared wavelengths.In general, mid-infrared observations have the potential to uncover crucial details about molecular gas clouds and ionized gas, which is key to study the distribution and kinematics of the mass-dominating old stellar population in galaxies. Such observations could also provide important information on star formation history and properties of central engines of galaxies.A team of European astronomers led by Nastaran Fazeli of University of Cologne in Germany performed near-infrared observations of NGC 1365 hoping to learn more insights into gas and stellar kinematics in this galaxy. In their observational campaign, the researchers concentrated on the approximately 2,600-light-year-wide circumnuclear region of NGC 1365, studying it using the Spectrograph for INtegral Field Observations in the Near Infrared (SINFONI) instrument on VLT in Chile.”In the framework of understanding the gas and stellar kinematics and their relations to AGNs [active galactic nuclei] and galaxy evolution scenarios, we present spatially resolved distributions and kinematics of the stars and gas in the central ~800-pc radius of the nearby Seyfert galaxy NGC 1365,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.SINFONI observations resulted in detecting parts of the starburst circumnuclear ring (with a radius of about 3,260 light years) and resolving some weaker starburst regions within the inner ring and the nucleus (radius of approximately 1,000 light years). The researchers found that the circumnuclear ring has strong emitting “hot spots” in optical wavelengths, which have starburst ages below 10 million years with an age gradient on the west side of the ring. The study also revealed strong broad and narrow emission-line components of ionized gas in the nuclear region, as well as hot dust with a temperature of approximately 1,300 K. The researchers noted that these properties are typical for type 1 AGN.Observations indicate that the stellar velocity field of NGC 1365 shows an overall rotation. Moreover, ionized and molecular gas show an overall rotation in the general orientation with the stellar velocity.The astronomers calculated that the galaxy’s black hole mass is from five to 10 million times greater than the mass of our sun. They found that the hot molecular gas is around 615 solar masses, what corresponds to a cold molecular gas mass at a level between 200 and 800 million solar masses. Additionally, the ionized gas mass was estimated to be about 5.3 million solar masses. Using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have investigated the galaxy NGC 1365. The study, presented in a paper published January 18 on the pre-print server, reveals essential insights about star formation processes and gas flows in this galaxy. A three-color optical image of NGC 1365 combined from three exposures with the FORS1 multi-mode instrument at VLT UT1, in the B (blue), V (green), and R (red) optical bands. Credit: ESO Citation: Astronomers study star formation and gas flows in the galaxy NGC 1365 (2019, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further More information: Nastaran Fazeli et al. Near-infrared observations of star formation and gas flows in the NUGA galaxy NGC 1365. arXiv:1901.06241 [astro-ph.GA]. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2019 Science X Networklast_img read more

A cause to run

first_imgMilind Soman and Gul Panag announced the launch of the 2nd Edition of Pinkathon Delhi, 2014 which is the biggest multi-city women’s running event to encourage and promote fitness and health among women and create awareness for Breast Cancer.The run is scheduled on 14 September at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Giving out the message of Each One Kheench One; Pinkathon urges all men to encourage at least one special woman in their life to participate. Registrations for the annual women’s run are open for all three categories – 10 km, 5 km and 3 km. The first edition of the run marked more than 2500 participants including women from corporates, colleges and social platforms under various categories. It is now spread across six cities. Soman said, ‘After the encouraging response from last year, Pinkathon is back in the capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I personally urge all the men to show their support by encouraging the special women in their life to participate. And I am confident this time also the capital will come together with full vigour to help spread the awareness about breast cancer’.Panag noted, ‘It’s a pleasure to be associated with Pinkathon for two consecutive years. I feel that a platform like Pinkathon is very important in today’s age not just to create awareness about the much neglected disease but also encourage women to come out of their shell and talk about it. I wish Milind all the success in this noble endeavour and urge the citizens of Delhi to participate’.last_img read more

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Just Got an SSD Price Drop

first_img What’s in Apple’s Warranty Which MacBook Should You Buy? Henry T. Casey, on Essential Apps for Your New MacBook Which MacBook Should You Buy? What’s in Apple’s Warranty The Best Apple Laptops The Best Apple Laptops Apple Tech Support Rating and Report Card Next Article »» Essential Apps for Your New MacBook More Tips Author Bio Next Tip »» Which MacBook Should You Buy? Apple Laptop Guide If you want a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with a ton of storage, the cost of upgrading your Mac’s capacity just got a tad less exorbitant.On both the entry-level 128GB Air, and the 256GB Air, upgrading to the 1.5TB SSD now costs $100 less. That works out to the storage upgrade option for the 128GB Air costing $1,100 extra (down from $1,200), and the upgrade on the 256GB Air running you $900 (down from $1,000).MORE: MacBook Pro Rumor Roundup: What We Expect (and Want)MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Apple is also discounting multi-TB upgrades on the MacBook Pro, where the 2TB SSD options now cost $200 less. That means the base model 13-inch Pro’s 2TB SSD upgrade is now $1,200 (vs the previous $1,400) and the high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro’s jump to 2TB SSD costs $1,000. (Previously, it was $1,200.)The entry-level 15-inch MacBook Pro also gets this deal where its 2TB SSD upgrade runs $1,200 (as opposed to the previous $1,400). Need all of the local storage possible? The 15-inch Pro’s 4TB SSD upgrade is now $400 cheaper, marked down to a whopping $3,000, from the previous $3,400.Note that all these prices above just cover cost of upgrading your hard drive and would be tacked onto the price of whatever Mac model you’re buying. Apple Tech Support Rating and Report Card See How Apple Compares to Other Laptop Brands ✖ Best MacBook Decals and Skins «« Previous Tip Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. See How Apple Compares to Other Laptop Brands The Best Apple Laptops Best MacBook Decals and Skins Best MacBook Decals and Skins Apple Laptop Guide Best MacBook Decals and Skins Apple Tech Support Rating and Report Card Essential Apps for Your New MacBook What’s in Apple’s Warranty by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes.com100 Powerful Women Americans Can Look Up toForbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement See How Apple Compares to Other Laptop Brands Henry T. Casey, Which MacBook Should You Buy? Essential Apps for Your New MacBooklast_img read more

9 pics of London drag kings looking fierce

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Celebrating pop culture, drag queens, and porn starsA major DRAG exhibition is coming to London and we’re here for itA major DRAG exhibition is coming to this iconic London art galleryRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) But that proliferation does not only mean cisgendered men impersonating women.Trans queens, bio queens and of course drag kings are also challenging gender norms on stages worldwide.Tonight, it’s London’s turn, as a show called ‘Women: Work and Power – Gender’s a Drag’ comes to London’s Nursery Theatre.An evening of improvised performance and comedy will see performers such as Chesca Forristal (Christian Adore, above) and Francesca Renee Reid (Brent Would, below) ‘mansform’.‘More kings and artists who reject the binary altogether’Kat Halstead, Events Producer at the Nursery Theatre told Gay Star News: ‘It’s really about challenging stereotypical gender roles and playing with what are considered traditionally masculine and feminine traits.‘The Kings we have performing all express that in very different ways, and that’s amazing to see in the drag world, which is still known by many purely for the queens on the circuit. The proliferation of drag culture as a result of 10 successful seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race is undeniable. ‘It’s expanding so quickly with more and more kings and artists who reject the binary altogether. This evening is particularly exciting because The Nursery is an improv theatre.‘As such, the performances are created on the spot and the performers really inhabit their alter egos 100 percent. It’s going to be a very fun night!’‘Gender’s a drag’ at London’s Nursery Theatre: An evening of improvised comedy with London’s top ‘drag kings’ tonight. GAYSTARNEWS- Christian Adore | Photos: providedlast_img read more

Choose Fun with Carnival Cruise Lines new brand campaign

first_img Travelweek Group MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new campaign that focuses on ‘fun’, encouraging passengers to ‘Choose Fun’ both onboard and ashore.Together with its newly appointed ad agency of record, Anomaly, the cruise line created a campaign to connect the same activities that vacationers enjoy on land with those offered onboard on a one-to-one personalized level. ‘Choose Fun’ is designed to attract those who have never cruised, inviting them to be their truest self and have fun with others.“As America’s Cruise Line, Carnival has always delivered on our brand promise of fun, memorable vacations at a great value,” said Carnival’s President Christine Duffy. “This new campaign promises to be an irresistible invitation for prospects to rethink their beliefs about cruising and consider Carnival as their new vacation.” Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, Marketing Share ‘Choose Fun’ with Carnival Cruise Line’s new brand campaign Posted by Monday, January 8, 2018 The ‘Choose Fun’ campaign launches with two different sets of advertising: longer-length testimonials from first-time cruisers who were initially reluctant to set sail, and six-second video snippets featuring a fun activity aboard a Carnival ship. There are three testimonials in total – ‘Excursions’, ‘Stacy Tracy’ and ‘Insta-worthy’ – while videos showcase such activities as biking on SkyRide, getting a massage at Cloud 9 Spa, performing at Lip Sync Battle, and enjoying the Punchliner Comedy Club.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJChoose Fun will come to life in digital display, paid social and modular online videos on platforms such as Amazon Video, Hulu, Roku and Vevo.“We believe Choose Fun is a bumper sticker Carnival guests would proudly identify with – a rallying cry that inspires those who have never cruised to give it a try. After all, when given a choice between more fun or less fun, who wouldn’t choose more fun?” added Carnival’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Mayor. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

59 quake shakes ColombiaPanama border region

first_img Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   Frightened residents said the earth shook for about 30 seconds. In Acandi and the nearby town of Ungia, power was briefly knocked out and some homes showed cracks.Authorities were still trying to determine if there was damage or injuries in the area, said Walter Valoyes, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Choco province, where the two towns are.In Panama City, the National Assembly was in session and lawmakers were evacuated as a precautionary measure.___Associated Press writer Juan Zamorano in Panama City contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Mesa family survives lightning strike to home BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening. There were no early reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Service said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9, while Colombia’s seismological institute put it at 6.1.The epicenter was about 17 miles (29 kilometers) south of the Colombian town of Acandi and 159 miles (258 kilometers) east-southeast of Panama City, a point in the dense Darien Gap jungle area between the two countries. The tremor occurred at 7:10 p.m. about 6 miles (10 kilometers) below the surface. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more