Know the Rules and Regulations of Traveling with Batteries

first_imgThe Two Types of BatteriesEssentially, there are two types of batteries that a filmmaker will use: alkaline and lithium-ion. Alkaline batteries are your standard AA or AAA batteries. Usually, these batteries power your smaller accessories, like wireless microphones, boom mics, etc. Then, there are lithium-ion batteries. These are the bigger, block-style batteries that power your cameras. These batteries are much bigger and more cumbersome than alkaline batteries. Limitations on AlkalineImage via mariva2017.The TSA doesn’t restrict how many alkaline (or “dry”) batteries you can travel with. You can either check alkaline batteries, or you can carry them on. So, if you need AA, AAA, C, or D batteries on your next shoot, you can travel with as many as you can carry.Limitations on LithiumThere have been limitations for these batteries for some time; however, with the issue of exploding lithium batteries in phones over the last few years, the rules have become a little more strict. Knowing how to navigate these restrictions will make traveling with batteries much easier. The general rule of thumb is to try to stick to under 100Wh for all of your larger lithium batteries. When you stay under this number, you can carry on as many lithium batteries as you need to power your camera and accessories. From the TSALithium batteries with 100 watt hours or less may be carried in a device, in either carry-on or checked bags. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags.However, if you wish to carry on batteries that are larger than 100Wh, you can. You’re just limited to two, and they can’t exceed 160Wh. Lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours may be allowed in carry-on bags with airline approval, but are limited to two spare batteries per passenger. Loose lithium batteries are prohibited in checked bags.The OptionsFortunately, battery and power manufactures — for cinema applications — are very aware of these TSA restrictions. As a result, they design and develop power and battery solutions that specifically address these limitations. For example, Anton Bauer has the Titan series of batteries, specifically created for these applications. They neatly fit within the TSA’s regulation amounts for both 100Wh and 160Wh limitations. Image via Anton Bauer.By understanding the TSA rules and regulations of traveling with batteries, you can eliminate much of the unnecessary headache and confusion. As a result, you can focus on what you do best, creating content. Cover image via Janaka Dharmasena.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks?Production Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on SetBuilding A Low Budget Handheld Rig For The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4KFollow Fill: The Simple Solution to Lighting a Difficult Scene7 DIY Filmmaking Projects You Can Complete in a WeekendHow Video Editors Can Increase Production Value Using Song Stems In this write-up, we take a look at the rules and regulations of flying with batteries for your next filmmaking excursion.One of the most exciting aspects of being a filmmaker is discovering where your work takes you. However, these adventures often involve managing and travel with all the batteries you need to accomplish your work and power your equipment. However, by knowing and understanding the TSA regulations of flying with batteries, you can eliminate much, if not all, of that headache and confusion.last_img read more

PICMG announces agreement with DMTF to collaborate on Industrial IoT

first_imgPICMG announced that a work register has been formed with the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) to collaborate on IIoT efforts. The DMTF, an industry standards organization, creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage.The alliance between the organizations will help ensure the groups’ standards are coordinated and aligned in the Industrial Internet of Things domain.  It will advance collaboration between the two groups as PICMG specifies RedfishR Application Programming Interface resources to create a meta-data model for IIoT. PICMG will also create and maintain Redfish extensions to support IIoT system deployments.PICMG specifications have long-standing usage in industrial automation going back to 1994. Dozens of the organization’s members have high-performance embedded computing products in industrial gateway, controller, and other applications based on specifications such as CompactPCI Serial, COM Express, and more. With a growing installed base of advanced hardware from dozens of member company vendors, PICMG is taking the next step in connected computing. The open standards development group for embedded computing is creating a model to facilitate a distributed network of sensors, each of which act as a micro-server. The combination of the meta-data model for a connected sensor network along with a wealth of versatile open standard hardware possibilities may finally provide the market a “plug and play” path for end-to-end IIoT interoperability.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Microchip: PIC and AVR MCUs increase system performance in closed-loop control applicationsNext The challenges and opportunities for machine learning in the IoTlast_img read more


first_imgA Spencer, Iowa woman accused of abducting her three daughters has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.Clay County District Court records say 26-year-old Danica Arzaga entered the pleas Wednesday to three counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.The charges had been lowered from felony kidnapping.She was given two years of probation and a suspended prison sentence of six years.Authorities say Arzaga took the two 8-year-olds and a 4-year-old from their home in Royal on September 19th.An amber alert was issued and the children were found abandoned in Sanborn later that day.Arzaga was arrested September 20th in Sioux City by police at Outer Belt and Division streets.The children had been removed from Arzaga’s custody and placed in another relative’s care.last_img

Air Canada adding more planes to Rouge for use on domestic routes

first_imgMONTREAL – Air Canada is looking to cut operating costs and defend against competition from upstart low-cost competitors by adding more planes to its Rouge fleet and flying them on regional routes within Canada.Narrow-body Rouge planes that operate at lower cost could replace smaller regional aircraft operated by airline partners like Jazz on some routes.For example, one of several flights per day on a popular route could be converted to an Airbus plane, industry analysts were told Friday.Rouge aircraft are also available to compete if necessary with ultra low-cost carriers like WestJet’s new Swoop subsidiary, Flair Airlines or Canada Jetlines.“We needed to have the capability of introducing a lower-cost competitive vehicle, both on offence and on defence,” Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said during a conference call about its 2017 results.The increased use of Rouge planes domestically is permitted under changes to the collective agreement with pilots negotiated last year.Several more Rouge planes are being added this summer and once all Boeing 787s are delivered next year there will be no limit on the number or type of single-aisle planes that can be flown by Rouge.Ben Smith, president of passenger airlines at Air Canada, said Rouge Airbus A320s and 321s can be converted to high density single class cabins or possibly another airplane type such as the Boeing 737 Max.Rovinescu also told analysts that a joint venture with Air China expected to be concluded in the coming months would enable it to be more aggressive in the competitive Pacific market.The joint venture would expand the relationship beyond the use of lounges and codesharing as it faces pressures on flights to China and Hong Kong.“It certainly it should certainly be an assistance to us in competing more aggressively,” Rovinescu said.Meanwhile, Air Canada announced Friday a new $250-million cost-cutting plan to be implemented by the end of 2019. That follows the completion of a $500-million plan launched in 2009 that eventually netted about $575 million in savings.The new drive to cut costs comes as the Montreal-based airline looks to maintain margins despite the expected slowing down of its capacity growth with the arrival of its final new large planes.“We showed we can take costs out in bad times but we now need to show we can continue to have that cost discipline in good times,” Rovinescu told analysts.The cost savings are expected to come from procurement, maintenance, aircraft leases, internal engineering, overhead and simplified business processes, added chief financial officer Michael Rousseau.Chris Murray of AltaCorp Capital Inc. said the new drive for efficiency is important as Air Canada’s growth slows to about seven per cent in 2018 from nearly 12 per cent in 2017, with more reductions likely in subsequent years.He expects the savings to come from “behind the scenes stuff” that won’t be felt by passengers.Air Canada capped a strong 2017 by earning adjusted net income of $61 million, or 22 cents per share for the quarter — ahead of analyst estimates of 14 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters data.The airline’s operating revenue was $3.82 billion in the fourth quarter, up from $3.43 billion a year earlier and above the estimate of $3.75 billion.Net income was $8 million or two cents per share for the three months ended Dec. 31, which was an improvement over a 2016 fourth-quarter loss of $179 million but lower than expected.“Overall, we liked what we saw in the Q4 results,” wrote analyst Walter Spracklin of RBC Dominion Securities in a note to clients.For the full year, it earned $2.04 billion or $7.34 per share, up from $876 million or $3.10 per share in 2016. Adjusted profits also rose five cents per share to $4.11.Revenue grew 10.7 per cent to $16.2 billion as the airline carried a record 48.1 million passengers, up 7.3 per cent from the prior year.This included record revenues from cargo and Air Canada Vacations along with more than $1 billion in ancillary revenues from payments for checked baggage, seats, food and changed bookings.Strong demand and growing connecting traffic through its three hubs in Canada are expected to result in another good year in 2018, said Rovinescu, who added the performance is under appreciated by investors.Air Canada’s shares grew nearly 90 per cent last year and were up 2.3 per cent at $24.88 in midday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:WJA)last_img read more

More Sri Lankans return from Australia

“People who pay smugglers to risk their lives on a dangerous sea journey are throwing their money away – there is no visa awaiting them, no speedy outcome, no special treatment,” he said.“Regular transfers to Nauru and more Sri Lankans returning home is further proof that people smugglers only sell lies and make false promises about what awaits people in Australia.“This Government is determined to break the people smuggling trade and stop people getting on those dangerous boats.” People in immigration detention can request their removal from Australia at any point in time. Those who choose to depart voluntarily can be provided with individual reintegration support to assist with their sustainable return, through the International Organization for Migration.Reintegration packages are determined on a case-by-case basis depending on need and eligibility. “These individuals have chosen not to pursue asylum claims and therefore are no longer seeking to engage Australia’s protection obligations,” Mr Bowen said. “The majority of this group were in the post-13 August cohort and faced transfer to a regional processing centre in Nauru or Papua New Guinea – they have instead chosen to return home voluntarily.”Mr Bowen said two more transfers of boat arrivals to Nauru were completed this week and more would follow in the coming days and weeks. Bowen said the Sri Lankans were removed on a charter flight from Christmas Island to Colombo today that departed at 8.15am local time (11.15am AEST). The group of Sri Lankan men included two from Nauru, 20 from Christmas Island and six from mainland facilities including Villawood and Yongah Hill. The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced that another group of Sri Lankan men were returning home voluntarily after choosing not to pursue their asylum claims, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said.The group of 28 men consists of people who arrived both before and after new regional processing arrangements were announced on 13 August, and came out of detention facilities on Nauru, Christmas Island and the mainland. read more

In Costa Rica Annan meets top officials visits University for Peace

The Secretary-General held a private meeting today in San José with President Miguel Angel Rodríguez Echevarria, according to a spokesman travelling with Mr. Annan. Foreign Minister Roberto Rojas Lopez met the Secretary-General at the airport when he arrived on Friday. During a press encounter there, the Secretary-General was asked about UN efforts in the Middle East. “We are all working very hard to try and pull the parties from the abyss,” he said. “I have also challenged the leaders to lead their people from desperation and despair.” The Secretary-General also voiced hope that recent international efforts, including those by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, United States Vice President Dick Cheney and US envoy Anthony Zinni, would yield results. During his visit to the University of Peace just outside San José on Saturday, University Rector Martin Lees thanked the Secretary-General for challenging the institution to revitalize itself. read more

TSX little changed solid Alcoa earnings fail to spark mining companies

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 9, 2013 4:53 pm MDT TSX little changed, solid Alcoa earnings fail to spark mining companies TORONTO – The Toronto stock market yielded a small gain Wednesday as resource stocks largely failed to benefit from a positive earnings report and outlook from aluminum producer Alcoa Inc.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 17.43 points to 12,522.24 while the TSX Venture Exchange was up 3.74 points at 1,229.11.The Canadian dollar was off 0.1 of a cent at 101.25 cents U.S. amid data showing slightly fewer housing starts last month.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported that December housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 197,976, down slightly from 201,376 in November but still higher than the 195,000 that economists had expected.U.S. stock markets were positive after Alcoa reported better than expected revenue and predicted a seven per cent increase in demand this year, slightly better than the six per cent increase in 2012.Alcoa is viewed as a bellwether for the overall economy since its products are used in everything from cars to aircraft to appliances. Its shares erased early gains, dipping two cents to US$9.08 in New York.The Dow Jones industrials gained 61.66 points to 13,390.51, the Nasdaq rose 14 points to 3,105.81 and the S&P 500 index added 3.87 points to 1,461.02.The TSX gold sector was down about 0.65 per cent as February bullion lost $6.70 to US$1,655.50 an ounce. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) faded 18 cents to C$9.21 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) declined 39 cents to $35.42.Gold and the companies that mine it have suffered in recent days because of uncertainty about whether the U.S. Federal Reserve might end its stimulus program of bond buying in the second half of 2013. Minutes from the Fed’s latest policy meeting showed a split over how long to continue the purchases amid concerns that they could destabilize the economy.The bond buying, known as quantitative easing, has supported bullion prices because of worries the program would drive inflation higher.“We’re much more neutral on gold today,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president, investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.He noted that along with a lessening of inflation worries, the overall fear factor on markets isn’t nearly what it was during the 2008 financial crisis and last year as the eurozone debt crisis worsened.“The (Fed) minutes last week just gave people an excuse to actually execute on that trade. (When) they’re saying, look, we’re actually thinking of rolling back some of those programs sooner than you might think, then all of a sudden that was just the opportunity to step in and hit the sell button.”The metals and mining sector was down 0.4 per cent while March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange gave up early advances to close unchanged at US$3.67 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained 66 cents to C$36.86.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) sent its $5.1-billion takeover offer for Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) directly to the copper miner’s shareholders. The company increased its offer last month to $72 per Inmet share, half in cash, half in stock.First Quantum shares dipped 95 cents to $20.59, while Inmet stock was unchanged at $72.25.HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) fell 50 cents to $10.90 as it said it expected to spend about $163 million this year on the Lalor mining project near Snow Lake, Man. Lalor is forecast to cost $704 million to complete. HudBay also plans to spend $901 million in 2013 on the Constancia mine in Peru. The two projects comprise the bulk of HudBay’s 2013 capital investment budget of $1.24 billion.The telecom sector was also a weight on the TSX with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) down 48 cents to US$42.10.The energy component was slightly higher while oil shed early gains after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a 1.3-million-barrel climb in crude supplies for last week, short of the the 1.5-million-barrel gain that economists expected. But gasoline inventories jumped 7.4 million barrels, much higher than the 2.6 million that had been forecast.February crude drifted five cents lower to US$93.10 a barrel. Pacific Rubiales Energy (TSX:PRE) ran ahead $1.16 to C$23.15 while Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) advanced 20 cents to $29.90.Industrials led TSX advancers, up per cent with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) ahead 98 cents to $108.35 while Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) climbed four cents to $3.90.In Canadian earnings news, shares of Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) improved by 17 cents to $22.71 as the company increased its dividend as it reported better than expected quarterly results. Shaw earned $235 million or 50 cents per share while revenue came in at $1.32 billion.Traders also took in some major corporate dealmaking.Progress Energy awarded a $5-billion contract to TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) that will see the pipeline company design, build, own and operate the proposed Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project. The pipeline will carry gas from northeastern British Columbia to a proposed export facility near Prince Rupert.Progress, recently acquired by Malaysia’s state-owned energy company, plans to export liquefied natural gas from the port to markets in energy-hungry Asian markets. TransCanada shares climbed $1.14 to $48.39.Elsewhere on the corporate front, investors rallied behind Boeing as the company said it has “extreme confidence” in its 787 Dreamliner even as federal investigators try to determine the cause of a fire that has prompted new worries about the plane.The fire happened Monday in one of the plane’s lithium ion batteries. Boeing shares gained 3.55 per cent to US$76.76, after dropping 4.6 per cent the two previous days. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Pourquoi ne savonsnous pas dessiner les dinosaures

first_imgPourquoi ne savons-nous pas dessiner les dinosaures?Des scientifiques de la Cornell University se sont interrogés sur la façon dont nous représentons les dinosaures, et en particulier les tyrannosaures. Selon eux, nos dessins sont erronés et montrent toujours les tyrannosaures tels que nous pensions qu’ils étaient dans les années 1900. Savez-vous dessiner un tyrannosaure ? Une longue queue, des petites pattes, une tête imposante… jusque là tout est correct mais ensuite ? Quelle posture allez-vous donner à votre dinosaure ? Tout sauf la bonne, si l’on en croit des chercheurs américains de la Cornell University. En effet, d’après ces scientifiques, bien que les connaissances aient considérablement évolué quant à l’anatomie des Tyrannosaurus rex, nous continuons à représenter ces créatures comme nous pensions qu’elles étaient dans les années 1900. Et ce quel que soit notre âge : ainsi, même les enfants d’aujourd’hui ne sauraient pas correctement représenter un T.rex. Mais alors qu’il y a t-il de si faux dans notre représentation ? Comme le soulignent les scientifiques, le tyrannosaure était un redoutable prédateur, agile, dynamique avec un corps “à l’horizontale”. Autrement dit, il était plutôt penché vers l’avant avec une queue massive qui fouettait l’air. Or, nos dessins montrent un dinosaure tout en hauteur (un peu comme un kangourou), alourdi par une queue qui traine par terre et des pattes relativement imposantes qui ne paraissent pas vraiment agiles. Des représentations erronées plutôt tenaces Face à une telle différence, l’équipe de la Cornell University a tenté de trouver des réponses expliquant pourquoi notre connaissance restait “bornée” à cette image. Selon l’étude à paraitre dans la revue Journal of Geoscience Education, c’est principalement la ténacité des mauvaises représentations venant de sources non scientifiques qui est à blâmer. Qu’il s’agisse de dessins animés pour enfants ou de forme de nuggets de poulet, nous sommes exposés à de nombreuses représentations erronées qui sont aujourd’hui quasiment impossibles à vaincre. Or, ce phénomène combiné à la fascination que le monde porte aux dinosaures, aurait conduit à ce que les chercheurs appellent “l’inertie culturelle” dans laquelle la science se maintient dans l’esprit de la population sous une forme démodée, et ce quelle que soit les avancées qui peuvent être réalisées. En 2006, le professeur Robert Ross qui enseigne l’histoire de la Vie à l’Ithaca College s’était déjà intéressé à cet absence de réalisme dans les représentations de tyrannosaure.Avec Warren Allmon, professeur de paléontologie, il avait ainsi mené une étude sur des centaines d’écoliers et collégiens et trouvé que 63% des premiers, et 72% des seconds dessinaient le T.rex la queue au sol. Pour quantifier les observations, ils sont allés encore plus loin et ont mesuré l’angle qui séparait l’échine du dinosaure dessiné et l’horizontale. Ils ont alors constaté que la plupart des étudiants dessinaient l’animal avec un angle de 50 à 60°, soit plus de 5° de trop comparé à la posture correcte. Reste que cette tendance demeure “étrange” aux yeux des scientifiques qui soulignent que beaucoup sont nés bien après que l’anatomie et la posture du dinosaure soient entièrement revues.”Jurassic Park”, des tyrannosaures fidèlement représentésÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Certains font pourtant des efforts : c’est le cas des réalisateurs de “Jurassic Park”. Lorsqu’ils ont conçu le film (qui fêtera cette année ses 20 ans), ils voulaient absolument que les dinosaures soient représentés le plus fidèlement possible. C’est donc bien un tyrannosaure dynamique à l’allure horizontale qui poursuit les héros. Malheureusement, du dinosaure de Toy Story aux jouets en forme de tyrannosaure, on ne peut pas en dire autant de tout. A décharge, on peut tout de même reconnaitre que la posture “moderne” du dinosaure est un peu plus compliqué à représenter que l’ancienne. Mais “nos conclusions suggèrent que les étudiants sont peut-être imprégnés de cette image depuis leurs plus jeunes années. Et même après avoir vu Jurassic Park, ça ne change pas”, a indiqué Robert Ross cité dans un communiqué sur le site de l’université.Pour Allmon, ceci montre bien que les personnes ne sont pas des “pages blanches” et que les éducateurs comme les professeurs doivent prendre en compte que les écoliers et les étudiants emmènent avec eux, même inconsciemment des préconceptions qui ne sont pas toujours justes.   Le 12 février 2013 à 17:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

United boss Solskjaer plans to learn more about Red Devils players

first_imgManchester United will challenge Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to use the match to learn more about his players.Reds Devils will be clashing with third-placed Spurs in the Premier League at Wembley Stadium in today and United coach adds that his team are capable of beating anyone.“Of course it will be tough but, then again, we can make it tough for them,” said Ole, when speaking to MUTV during their warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“They [Spurs] have got strengths and weaknesses, as have we, so it’s one of those games that we’ll need, and the cup game against Arsenal, before we go into the Champions League against PSG because that’s the ultimate test.”So, for me, the Spurs game isn’t the be all and end all. Of course it’s important, but it’s preparation for the rest of the season and the way going forward. We’ve won five games and you learn so much by winning but, when you get these tougher games, then you learn more about the personalities and how they deal with these situations.“last_img read more

JBLM to Trim Civilian Workforce to Reflect Army Restructuring

first_imgJoint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) plans to eliminate about 900 civilian and contractor positions, or 5.5 percent of its existing civilian workforce, over the next two years, according to Army data released to the Tacoma News Tribune.The news comes on the heels of the Army’s announcement in July about its plans to shrink its active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers by the end of fiscal 2018. Officials at the time said the restructuring would be accompanied by civilian cutbacks, but as recently as last November the Army said it had not yet determined how many civilian employees would be affected.The Army’s latest restructuring is slated to eliminate 1,251 soldiers at the installation in the South Sound region of Washington state.Leaders at JBLM have been meeting to figure out how they’ll cope with hundreds fewer workers to support the installation’s day-to-day operations. Those reductions, along with additional staffing cuts expected through 2022, “will fundamentally change how we operate on base,” said Greta Powell, chief of the base’s resource management office.“It’s bleak,” Powell said.The Army plans to achieve the cutbacks primarily through attrition and retirements, said Army spokesman Lt. Col. Joe Buccino.As the Army draws down from two wars, it will need fewer civilians to run its installations, according to the story. One reason is that some functions filled by civilians now can be handled by soldiers, such as gate security. In other cases, the shrinking number of military personnel will require a smaller installation support staff.“This isn’t a crisis or a catastrophe,” said Tom Knight, the base’s chief of staff. “This is an opportunity to reassess ourselves to change the way we’re doing business here for a lot of the right reasons. We have much more of a home-station military right now,” Knight said.In advance of the cuts, Gov. Jay Inslee (D) in July directed state agencies to develop a plan for helping service members and civilian workers find new careers. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Residents of Delhis Madangir have no clue about missing Sri

first_imgNEW DELHI: People residing in south Delhi’s Madangir area are clueless about the whereabouts of the 243 Sri Lankan Tamils who went missing after embarking on a perilous sea journey in January this year. People in Madangir, which is home to several Sri Lankan Tamils in the national capital, have no idea who the missing were. IANS visited the area to inquire about the whereabouts of the 243 people who had gone missing since January this year after embarking on a sea journey for foreign shores from Kerala’s Ernakulum. Also Read – After liquor, Bihar bans ‘pan masala’ as well Advertise With Us “We don’t know who all had gone from here to board the ship. We have no relatives of the missing people here. Its been more than three years we have been living here. We have not heard anything of this sort from the people of the area,” said P. Thamancharan. The Delhi Police claimed that they have not received any complaint in this regard. When IANS contacted the Home Ministry, it also stated it has no information in this regard.last_img read more

Punjab MLA Manjinder Sirsa refuses to apologise for saying Bollywood celebs took

first_imgManjinder Singh SirsaIANSDisgusted that his state Punjab was derided by Bollywood as a drugs haven in the film “Udta Punjab”, Akali Dal MLA Manjinder S. Sirsa on Wednesday refused to backtrack from his diatribe against B-town actors, including Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, for flaunting their “drugged state” at a party.Filmmaker Karan Johar recently shared a video of the party that was attended by top stars including Deepika, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid, captioning it “Saturday Night Vibes”.Sharing the video with a reference to the Shahid-starrer “Udta Punjab”, which dealt with drug abuse, Sirsa tweeted: “#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs Reality. Watch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state. I raise my voice against #DrugAbuse by these stars. RT if you too feel disgusted @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @arjunk2@Varun_dvn @karanjohar @vickykaushal09.”#UDTABollywood – Fiction Vs RealityWatch how the high and mighty of Bollywood proudly flaunt their drugged state!! I raise my voice against #DrugAbuse by these stars. RT if you too feel disgusted @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @arjunk26 @Varun_dvn @karanjohar @vickykaushal09— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 30, 2019With the Twitterati going berserk over his tweet, the Akali Dal leader said the youth look upon the celebrities who should feel ashamed for defaming Punjab when they themselves indulged in drugs related activities.”Nobody in the whole world can force me to apologise to drug addicts. I will stand by what I said. These people were doing drugs, they are drug addicts. They are ruining the society and jail is the right place for them, not society. Those who are asking me to apologise need to go and see who all are indulging in drugs,” Sirsa said.The actors were yet to comment on the issue but politician Milind Deora refuted Sirsa’s claims.”My wife was also present that evening (and is in the video). Nobody was in a ‘drugged state’, so stop spreading lies and defaming people you don’t know! I hope you will show the courage to tender an unconditional apology,” he tweeted.Neither I know @milinddeora; nor his family. I didn’t share this video to harass anyone but to expose Bollywood stars who are themselves into drugs yet defamed our youth calling them drug addict!! I would never apologise to these drug addicts.@ANI @TimesNow @ZeeNews— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) July 31, 2019Sirsa also said that he didn’t know that Deora’s wife was in the video.”But I want to say this with conviction that Bollywood stars are indulging in drugs in the video,” Sirsa responded.The Twitterati too criticised Sirsa for his reaction. “Let them be stoned or drunk. Why does it bother you?” tweeted Ishita Yadav, who is Parliamentary Secretary to Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi.Sirsa replied: “They are public figures!! They are called ‘stars’ & they enjoy many privileges. Don’t they lecture us on every issue from their verified Twitter handles? So today they are answerable to every Indian for their drug-effected stoned look as visible in this video.”Yadav hit back: “Were you there? Was someone you know there? You can’t go around attacking people based on conjecture.”However, Sirsa refused to pause: “Since @IshitaYadav is so furiously defending the celebs & advocating their innocence in drugs… Let us all request @karanjohar @shahidkapoor @Varun_dvn @arjunk26 @deepikapadukone to get DOPE TEST done & share reports on Twitter. Pls prove me wrong by dope test report Ishita Ji.”last_img read more

1 Dead 22 Injured In New Jersey Arts Festival Shooting

first_img Share AP Photo/Mike CataliniPolice crime-scene tape keeps people away from the brick Roebling Wire Works building, background, in Trenton, N.J., hours after a shooting broke out there at an all-night art festival early Sunday, June 17, 2018, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and at least 20 people injured. (AP Photo/Mike Catalini)An all-night arts and music festival turned deadly Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in a crowd, sending people stampeding and leaving one suspect dead and 22 people injured, authorities said.Sixteen people were treated for gunshot wounds, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri on Sunday morning. Four of those, including a 13-year-old boy, were in critical condition.Two suspects opened fire around 2:45 a.m. during the Art All Night Trenton festival that showcases local art, music, food and films. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was killed, authorities said. Another suspect is in custody.On Sunday, there was crime scene tape surrounding the site of the old warehouse building that now shares a parking lot with a supermarket, bank and laundry facility.Ernie Rivas has owned a shop near the site of the shooting for 17 years and said he came back from the beach Sunday morning when he heard what happened.“I’ve never seen this happen. It’s bad, I feel bad, especially on Father’s Day,” Rivas said.Theresa Brown said she’s been volunteering at Art All Night for 12 years and has never seen or heard of violence like this. She said she was leaving her volunteer shift around 2 a.m. and heard “pop, pop, pop.”“I thought it was a car backfiring,” she said.She returned to the scene around 7 a.m. and saw the police.Art All Night Trenton began Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to conclude Sunday afternoon. The remainder of the festival has been cancelled.“We’re very shocked. We’re deeply saddened. Our hearts ache and our eyes are blurry but our dedication and resolve to building a better Trenton through community, creativity and inspiration will never fade. Not tonight. Not ever,” festival organizers posted on social media Sunday.A spokeswoman for St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton said 10 victims were being treated there for minor injuries. She said they were both men and women, ranging in age from 17 to 48. They were in various stages of being released, she said.One man with a gunshot wound was transferred to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.Capital Health Systems spokeswoman Kate Stier said they have “at least 16” patients there, including the 13-year-old boy in critical condition. That total may not include people treated and released.last_img read more

Adguard website Download Windows and Office ISO images

first_imgAdguard website: Download Windows and Office ISO images by Martin Brinkmann on March 13, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: June 19, 2017 – 24 commentsAdguard is a third-party web service that allows you to download Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office ISO images from Microsoft services directly.Microsoft makes it quite difficult for the average user to download ISO images of Windows or Office.While you can grab some ISOs from Microsoft directly, it gets quite complicated if you need ISO images of older Microsoft products.One of the better options to get those is provided by the Windows ISO Downloader program for Windows. You may use the program to grab ISO images of Windows or Office versions or editions straight from Microsoft servers.The program is available for Windows only however, so that you cannot really use it if you happen to use a different operating system.Note: Microsoft moves, adds and removes downloads regularly. It can happen that some of the downloads mentioned below are not available anymore when you access the service. Please let us know if that is the case so that we can update the guide.Adguard: Download Windows and Office ISO imagesThe Adguard website offers an alternative. If’s biggest advantage over Windows ISO Downloader is that it is a web service. You need a modern web browser to access it, but don’t need to install programs or plugins to make use of it.All you have to do is pick an interface language at the top, and select the product that you want to download using the menus provided.The following five menus determine the product:Type: Windows Final, Microsoft Office, TechNet Evaluation Center, ESD Electronic Software Download, Language Pack for production Microsoft, Virtual Machines (by Microsoft) .Version: depends on selectionIncludes Windows 8.1 and 10Office 2013, 2016, 2016 for Mac,Evaluation software (Windows, Windows Server, Office Servers, System Center, SQL Server, Advanced Threat Analytics, Identity and Access Management, Microsoft Integration Services, Web Lab KitElectronic Software Downloads: Windows 10, Windows 8.1Language Packs for Windows and Windows Insider Builds.Virtual Machines from Windows XP to Windows 10 (including Insider Builds)Edition: depends on type and version. Windows editions include Home, Pro, Enterprise, Office include Home,Personal, Professional, and more.Language: lists all supported languages based on the type, version and edition.File: usually 32-bit or 64-bit, if provided.Once you have made the last selection, the file download link is provided right away. The listing includes the file size of the download, and the SHA1 hash.Downloads, at least those that I have tested, originate from Microsoft servers. It is recommended that you check the download link before you start it. The Adguard site seems to be powered by Microsoft TechBench, the same source that the Windows ISO Downloader is also getting its files from.Closing WordsAguard offers another method of downloading Windows and Office ISO images to the local system. Since it relies on TechBench, it is equally dependent on Microsoft not shutting down access to older ISO images.The service works well right now, and downloads are quite fast considering that they are served directly from Microsoft servers and not third-party servers. (via Born)SummaryArticle NameAdguard website: Download Windows and Office ISO imagesDescriptionAdguard is a third-party web service that allows you to download Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office ISO images from Microsoft services directly.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Get Your Hands On The Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle Discount

first_img Share Tweet Submit This is possibly one of the most offered discount offers by us. It is a great favorite among customers and we aim to please as always. Wccftech is offering a massive discount offer for just one day on the Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle. This bundle is the ultimate solution for you to jumpstart your career by clearing some of the most difficult certifications in the market. Avail this discount right away, as it expires really soon.Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle featuresThe bundle includes 12 courses and each course is going to get you one step closer to the career of your dreams. Each course is extremely comprehensive and will help you in more ways than you can imagine. Here are highlights of what the Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle has to offer:CompTIA A+ 220-1001 & 220-1002Set Yourself up for IT Success with a Comprehensive Look at the Essentials for Networking, Hardware, Security & MoreCompTIA Network+ N10-007Foster Essential Skills in Networking & Prep to Ace This Foundational Certification ExamCompTIA Security+ SY0-501Build Up Your Cybersecurity Know-How with a Look at Network Security & Risk ManagementCompTIA PenTest PT0-001Pinpoint Network Vulnerabilities & Keep Hackers at BayCompTIA CySA+ (Cyber Security Analyst)Learn How to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats & AttacksCompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner CASP CAS-003Fight Back Against Today’s Cyber Threats & Secure Enterprise NetworksCompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-001Discover How to Install & Manage an Enterprise Cloud Computing EnvironmentCompTIA Cloud+Learn How to Securely Maintain & Implement Cloud TechnologiesCompTIA Linux+ LX0-101 & LX0-102Get Linux Savvy & Prepare to Add Another Powerful Certification to Your ResumeCompTIA Linux+ XKO-002Prep For a Career in Linux System Administration with This Comprehensive CourseCompTIA Mobility+ MB0-001Manage & Secure Mobile Devices Like a ProCompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51Develop the Basic IT Literacy That Everybody NeedsOriginal Price Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle: $3433Wccftech Discount Price Complete 2019 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle: $69last_img read more

Get These HighEnd WiFi Routers on Discount From Huawei Xiaomi Asus More

first_img Share Tweet Submit If you have a high-end laptop or smartphone, it’s time you upgrade your router to something equally good. You’re in luck today, there are a bunch of high-end WiFi Routers on discount which you can buy right now. Our options include WiFi Routers from Xiaomi, Huawei, Asus and more. Let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.WiFi Routers on Discount: Featuring Options From Huawei, Honor, Xiaomi, moreBefore we head over to the list, be sure to take note that the discount is only available for a limited time. This means that the price drop will revert back to its original model. So act fast and order your share as soon as you can. Now, let’s get down to the list of high-end WiFi Routers on discount.Honor CD18Main Features●Dual-core 800M processor, strong WiFi performance, can simultaneously meet the stability of multiple devices online●Dual Gigabit design, full release of 100M and above fiber optic horsepower, easily meet the fiber broadband access requirements of 100M and above● 5GHz WiFi is equipped with two independent signal amplifiers to enhance signal coverage and effectively eliminate signal interference●2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band optimization technology, automatically choose a better band by analyzing the real-time network signal of the terminal● Dual-network, dual broadband, connect two broadband at the same time, and assign different networks to each terminal through exclusive APP● Channel timely automatic optimization technology to improve the Wi-Fi quality every day and let your network fly, more.Honor has definitely done well with the CD18 as it comes with a great design which is pretty appealing and would blend in with your furniture well. It features all the necessary bits that you’re looking for and more. If you’re up for it, the Honor CD18 is available at a good 7 percent discount as part of our list of WiFi Routers on discount, making the price come down to just $37.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 3AMain Features● 2.4 + 5GHz dual frequency, less interference and loss● Four omnidirectional high gain antenna, stronger signal and wider coverage range● MiWiFi APP, remote control and check the network state● Network watcher function, protecting the safe browsing● Brief design, practical and beautifulXiaomi is known for the quality it provides, this high-end WiFI Router is no different. It packs a minimalist design that just goes well anywhere. It’s fast and also features several nifty bits to compliment the speed. If you’re interested, the Mi 3A is available at a good 15 percent discount as part of our WiFi Routers on discount, which makes the price come down to just $39.99. Head over to this link to get it.Huawei WS5100Main Features●Support IPv6 ( compatible with IPv4 ), data encryption at the IP layer, safer and smooth online experience●5G priority connection, automatic switch between 2.4GHz and 5GHz● Four external antennae with scientific layout, avoid same frequency interference ●LDPC error correction algorithm ensures strong signal and large coverage, prevent data lose●28nm 1GHz CPU, increasing the performance by 33% and decrease power consumption by 20%●Gen2 11AC technology, support MU-MIMO multi-device transceiver, increase the network speed by 20%The Huawei WS5100 is a great option if you’re looking to upgrade to a serious machine with some pretty great specs. In addition, the built is quite well as well so you don’t have to worry about it falling and breaking. If you’re interested, the Huawei WS5100 is available at a good 5 percent off, making the price come down to just $32.99 as part of our WiFi Routers on discount list. Head over to this link to get it.Tenda AC6Main Features● Fast network speed● 4 antennas, the signal can easily pass through the wall without slowing down● Reasonable antenna layout● APP remote control managementThere is a bevy of options tied to the Tenda AC6 and you’re going to notice a significant bump in speed and connectivity. If the features listed suffices your needs, it is available at a stunning 10 percent off for a limited time, making the price come down to just $30.99. Head over to this link to get it.Asus RTMain Features:● USB 2.0 port supports Aiplayer for music streaming.● Concurrent dual-band WiFi up to 600Mbps brings you lag-free HD experiences.● Improved coverage and multi-device performance with four external 5dBi antennas–two each for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.● Parental control-monitor and restrict internet activity for any user.● CPU: MT7628AN / MT7612ENIf you’re going for high-end WiFi Routers on discount, the Asus RT should be on your watch. It packs all the necessary bits which ensure a smooth internet experience without any hiccup at all. If the product entices you, it is available at a 12 percent off, which makes the price come down to just $49.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of high-end WiFi Routers on discount. However, there will be more discount on consumer electronics and more in the coming days so be sure to stick around for that. Also, do check out our massive discounts on Xiaomi 4K projectors.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the matter? Are you looking to get one for yourself? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Brisbane to become New World City

first_imgBrisbane has its sights set on becoming the “New World City” with a new plan to help drive the Australian city’s economic growth over the next seven years.More than 100 recommendations have been made in the recently released Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, including a shift in the city’s approach to economic development.The economic plan, prepared by the Lord Mayor’s Economic Development Steering Committee (LMEDSC), was compiled through consultations with over 1000 representatives of local, national and international organisations.Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk, supports the New World City model and said this is an exciting opportunity for the city.“This report is about positioning ourselves to drive job creation relevant to a globalising economy which benefits our whole community,” Cr Quirk said. “Four years ago we delivered the Window of Opportunity plan that underpinned the city’s growth strategy beyond the resources boom.  “And again, we must continue to keep pace with change, tackle emerging challenges and take advantage of every opportunity.“My aim is to ensure Brisbane’s influence as a serious player in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow and we are recognised globally as a new world city full of opportunity that attracts and retains talent.”The report highlights seven economic priorities, eight specific industry growth sectors and ten competitive platforms to form the groundwork of a New World City economy.Brisbane Marketing board chairman Ian Klug said these components have a clear impact on how the city plans its growth and maintains an “enviable lifestyle for residents and visitors”.“We hand this report to the Lord Mayor confident that we have an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a bold step change that will bring with it a new kind of economic prosperity, one which has its focus firmly on the global economy,” Mr Klug said.Mr Quirk is yet to announce which recommendations will be adopted and said he will firstly consider the full implications of the report.“This report sets the scene for economic prosperity but this is a whole of city project and I want to invoke the spirit of ‘Team Brisbane’ to collaboratively deliver initiatives that will ensure we achieve our goal of doubling the economy by 2035,” he said.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

Lights out for Earth Hour

first_imgFor seven years running, on the last Saturday of March, millions of people around the world have switched off their lights for Earth Hour as a symbolic gesture to show their commitment to taking positive action for our planet. Beyond the symbolic 60 minutes of darkness, Earth Hour has grown into a powerful, global, citizen-driven movement of progressive change for the environment. Recent examples of bold innovation and collective action have demonstrated the power of Earth Hour to effect lasting and tangible change across the globe.Earth Hour is an inspired opportunity to engage our hearts and minds, and to reflect on (and renew) our commitments to making the planet a place where we and future generations may prosper. Although we are not always aware of it, our individual actions can (and do) have a great impact on our natural world. It is also a good idea to do something else that will help our planet. Clean the litter off your street, plant a tree or donate money to a local charity. This year, join the movement that will transform our planet! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Earth Hour 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. The worldwide event is held towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.last_img read more

Cars get stuck in flooded Main Road

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A heavy storm this afternoon caused chaos in Main Road, Acaciavale.Water flowed like a river down the road, causing vehicles to get stuck.Many motorists got out of their cars and tried to push their way out of the mini flood that had trapped them.Other drivers were luckier and had the presence of mind to make a quick U-turn before their wheels hit water.last_img