Feds acting like Big Brother on carbon price law court told

first_imgTORONTO — A lawyer for Saskatchewan says Ottawa’s carbon-pricing law amounts to Big Brother forcing its will on the provinces.He tells Ontario’s top court that it’s no coincidence the law only applies in four provinces with Conservative governments.The court is hearing from interveners today on Day 3 of Ontario’s constitutional challenge to the federal law.Like Ontario, Saskatchewan calls the federal charge imposed in four provinces on fossil fuels an illegal tax.Ottawa maintains the law is needed to fight greenhouse gas emissions in those provinces that aren’t doing enough.But Saskatchewan says the federal government is intruding on provincial authority simply because it doesn’t like provincial policies.“This Big-Brother-Ottawa-knows-best is inimical to federalism,” lawyer Mitch McAdam told the five-justice panel. “You don’t need to throw out the Constitution in this case in order to save the planet.”The federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which levies a charge on gasoline, other fossil and on industrial polluters, kicked in on April 1. While Ottawa calls the levy — currently four cents a litre on gasoline — a regulatory charge designed to change behaviour, Ontario and Saskatchewan call it an illegal tax.“Consumers are simply told to do one thing: Pay more tax,” McAdam said. “The power to tax is the power to destroy.”Earlier, a lawyer for British Columbia, which sides with Ottawa, said Canadians elected the federal government to address climate change. The law, he said, doesn’t get in the way of provinces’ ability to do their part.“Each jurisdiction can innovate,” the lawyer said. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Controversial singer R Kelly announces tour to Sri Lanka

Controversial singer R. Kelly has announced that he will be on tour in Sri Lanka soon.However no further details were given. The Hollywood Reporter said that the announcement comes weeks after Surviving R. Kelly aired featuring Kelly’s accusers and industry insiders detailing allegations against the singer that include physical, emotional and sexual abuse against women and underage girls. Kelly was first arrested in 2002 for his alleged involvement in a child pornography tape. Surviving R. Kelly — which averaged 2.1 million viewers, a significant number for Lifetime — explored that scandal in particular, along with the stories and allegations from a number of women, including Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Lee, former underage partner Lizzette Martinez and former backup singer Jovante Cunningham.Over the course of a twenty-five year career that’s been marked by controversy off stage, Kelly has amassed a slew of hit records, awards and accolades – not to mention huge personal worth.He’s demonstrated an impressive penchant for being able to reinvent himself over the years; his early successes in the first part of the nineties saw him make a name for himself with his debut solo record, “12 Play”, and especially the smash hit single “Bump ‘N Grind”, which spent twelve weeks at the top of the charts in his native U.S in 1993. By Easwaran Rutnam The singer took to social media to announce that he will be on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. In response to the show, which gave rise to the #MuteRKelly campaign, a number of artists and former collaborators spoke out against Kelly, with Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Chance the Rapper, Jennifer Hudson and more either pulling their collaborations with Kelly from streaming services or expressing their regret for working with him.Additionally, Sony BMG — the parent company of Kelly’s record label, RCA Records — parted ways with the Grammy winner in the wake of the docuseries. Kelly’s music had also reportedly been banned from two Dallas-area radio stations, while some community organizers had begun to call on iHeartRadio and Radio One to ban his music from their playlists. The singer has also been banned from Philadelphia by its city council. The following year, Kelly would court notoriety offstage by producing Aaliyah’s debut album “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number” amid a flurry of speculation that the pair had wed despite Aaliyah apparently being underage – the first of many controversial incidents in Kelly’s career. In 1996, he had arguably his biggest success to date with the anthemic “I Believe I Can Fly” from the movie “Space Jam”; it scooped him three Grammy Awards and remains his signature song. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Loonie higher as US leaders reach agreement over budget spending cuts

Loonie higher as US leaders reach agreement over budget spending cuts by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 2, 2013 5:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar gained nearly a penny against the American dollar Wednesday as the U.S. avoided massive tax increases and spending cuts that had threatened a renewed recession south of the border.The loonie moved up 0.99 of a cent to 101.50 cents US.The U.S. deal, approved by the House of Representatives just before midnight Tuesday, left several issues unresolved and it was unclear how long markets would be lifted by the agreement.The bill that Congress approved allows for higher taxes on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples, a victory for President Barack Obama. Earnings above those amounts would be taxed at a rate of 39.6 per cent, up from 35 per cent. However, earners below that level, were spared an increase.The bill also delayed for two months $109 billion worth of across-the-board spending cuts set to start taking affect this week.Though fiscal cliff fears have eased, investors still have a host of issues to worry about — not least the prospect of more debates over unresolved longer-term U.S. budget issues.“The fiscal cliff pact has stock markets and commodities higher; oil is also much stronger,” said Rahim Madhavji, an analyst at Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange in a note.“The loonie is also higher as a result of the risk-on bias. The focus now shifts to the end of February where the next battle will be over raising the U.S. debt ceiling.”In commodities, oil prices rose with the February contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead $1.30 to US$93.12 a barrel.Gold prices picked up with the March bullion contract moving ahead $13 to US$1,688.80 an ounce. Copper prices for the March contract were up 8.4 cents to US$3.74 a pound. read more

College Rodeo Competitors Gather in Carbon County Photo Gallery

USU Eastern hosted its fourth annual intercollegiate rodeo over the week, welcoming competitors on Friday and Saturday. The top two teams and the top three individuals in each event qualified for the national college finals, which is scheduled to take place in Casper, Wyo. in June.The women competing for USU Eastern include Morgan Jensen, a Price local who is ranked first in the region for barrel racing and qualified for nationals last year. Afton McCourt is another Price local who competes in breakaway (ranked 12th), barrel racing and goat tying. Lakenzie Newman is from Herriman, Utah and competes in breakaway roping (ranked sixth) and barrel racing. Sierra Edwards is another Price local and rounds out the women’s team as a breakaway roper. The women’s team is in fourth place overall with 535 points.On the men’s team, Austin Allred of Cleveland competes as a bull rider and team roper. He is currently ranked third in bull riding in the region and has qualified for nationals in the past. Will and Wyatt Magnuson from Castle Dale compete in team roping and tie down roping. Will is currently ranked fifth in tie down while Wyatt is ranked seventh. Leegene Barlow from Arizona is also on the men’s team. The men’s team currently sits in seventh with 505 points.USU Eastern competes in the Rocky Mountain Region, which consists of 12 schools from Utah, Idaho and western Colorado. read more

Opinion Where will Buckeyes at the Scouting Combine fall in the 2015

Doran GrantJust a year ago, many Buckeye fans were worrying about how the OSU secondary would improve on a 112th ranked pass defense after losing Bradley Roby to the first round of the draft.Grant not only filled Roby’s shoes, but ran out of them.Grant took on the likes of Tony Lippett and Amari Cooper during the 2014 season and greatly improved his draft stock, which many might say was nonexistent heading into the national title run.The Akron product led a defensive secondary that led the Big Ten in passes defended, as the Buckeyes collected 25 interceptions in 2014, five of which belonged to Grant.Grant earned a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, and in the process, also an invitation to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.While he might not go as high as Roby, he will likely give more effort to the team that selects him. OSU then-senior tight end Jeff Heuerman (5) attempts to set a block during the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship against OSU on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. OSU won, 42-20. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor four now-former Ohio State football players, the next chapters of their football careers are just around the corner.Tight end Jeff Heuerman, cornerback Doran Grant, wide receiver Devin Smith and defensive lineman Michael Bennett all earned invitations to the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, set to begin Tuesday.Where will these former Buckeyes land? It all starts in Indianapolis. Michael BennettThe anchor in the middle of the national title-winning defense at OSU was once a projected first round pick before sliding down draft boards early in the season.Bennett, who did not record a sack until the fifth game of the year against Maryland, had a breakout game on the big stage in East Lansing, Mich., as he recorded a sack, and two tackles for loss in an upset win over Michigan State.That performance, combined with a dominating two-sack, four-tackle for loss effort against Wisconsin put Bennett back on the map as a dominant force in college football.While it might not be enough to get him back into the first round, his late-season dominance showed many teams that he can have a future at the nest level.Projection: Late 1st, early 2nd round Jeff HeuermanHeuerman, who was tabbed as the second-best tight end prospect by ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper before the 2014 season, might have fallen since that time because of a drop-off in production from the 2013 season.The Florida native, who caught 26 passes for 466 yards and four scores in 2013, caught just 17 passes in 2014 for 207 and two scores.The decline in production could be attributed to nagging injuries, one of which forced him to miss OSU’s third game of the season against Kent State.That being said, Heuerman has shown his ability to run and pass block in coach Urban Meyer’s complex offensive system and not many will argue with his pass-catching ability.If Heuerman can impress in Indianapolis, there is no reason why he shouldn’t be either the first or second tight end off the board. Projection: 4th round Devin SmithArguably one of the best wide receivers to ever play at OSU, Smith soared up draft boards with his performances in the Big Ten title game and the Sugar Bowl.The deep-ball threat not only led the Big Ten in yards per catch, he led the conference in touchdown receptions with 12, four of which came against Wisconsin and Alabama combined.Smith, who became famous in Columbus for his game-winning catch against Wisconsin in 2011, continued to help the Buckeyes win games as OSU never lost a game in which Smith caught a touchdown pass.It would be tough to argue that any player in college football helped his draft stock more than Smith down the stretch, and an impressive performance at the combine could even boost him higher. Projection: 2nd round Projection: Late 1st round read more

Mens EHF EURO 2014 Last weekend last 6 tickets for Denmark

Before the last Round of Qualification for Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, 10 teams who will play at the tournament are already known. Still 6 tickets are avaliable. In three groups will direct clashes decide. Also the third best ranked team will be known…Macedonia or Portugal, Austria or Russia, Slovenia or Belarus?Group 1:Spain vs. Switzerland; Sunday, 13:00 hrs. local time in LeonFyr Macedonia vs. Portugal; Sunday, 20:30 hrs. local time in SkopjeGroup 6:Slovenia vs. Belarus; Sunday, 18:00 hrs. local time in LjubljanaIceland vs. Romania; Sunday, 19:45 hrs. local time in ReykjavikGroup 7:Serbia vs. Bosnia Herzegovina; Sunday, 19:00 hrs. local time in NisAustria vs. Russia; Sunday, 19:15 hrs. local time in Innsbruck Danish handballMen’s EHF EURO 2014 ← Previous Story Davor Dominikovic to HSV Handball Next Story → World Championship 2013 (W) groups drawn! read more

Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russell Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban The poll was carried out for Claire Byrne Live earlier today. THREE OUT OF five people think there should be an automatic ban for any driver convicted of drink driving.The poll conducted for the Claire Byrne Live show on RTÉ found that 59% of people said yes when asked if there should be a mandatory disqualification, 30%  said no and 11% said they don’t know.It comes as Transport Minister Shane Ross’ latest road safety proposals would mean automatic bans for anyone found to be driving while over the limit.Ross said he is determined to reduce the number of road deaths. The latest figures shows there were 188 road deaths in 2016, up 26 deaths on 2015.Dr. Ciara Kelly and Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae debated whether such an approach is the right way to reduce deaths on our roads.The poll was carried out by Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live earlier today, Monday 13 February 2017.The Claire Byrne Live /Amárach Research Panel consists of over 1,000 Irish adults, all aged over 18.Read: ‘No exceptions’: Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points> 32 Comments Monday 13 Feb 2017, 11:35 PM Feb 13th 2017, 11:35 PM Image: Shutterstock/nikamo 7,415 Views Image: Shutterstock/nikamo https://jrnl.ie/3238494 Share7 Tweet Email Short URLlast_img read more

Claudio Ranieri heaps praise on Nuno

first_imgClaudio Ranieri has heaped praises on Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno-Espirito Santo ahead of Fulham’s clash with Wolves.The Fulham manager praised the achievement of the Midlands club under tutelage of Nuno, as Wolves are currently seated in seventh position on the Premier standings.Fulham, who’re currently bottom of the league and struggling for points, face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day before hosting Huddersfield Town on Saturday, as Ranieri hopes his side can begin their resurgence up the table.The Cottagers have won one of their last 15 league games and a change in fortunes against teams of which they gained promotion with from the Sky Bet Championship at the end of last season would provide a major boost.However, Ranieri said, according to rte: Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“[Manager Nuno] Espirito Santo is doing a very good job – I watched the match against Liverpool and Wolverhampton played fantastically.”“They created two or three great chances in the first half and Liverpool at the end won the match. It will be another tough match for us.”last_img read more

Modest Growth in End Strength Would Continue Under FY19 Plan

first_imgThe extra spending afforded by last week’s budget deal will pay for the increases in active end strength mandated under the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill, a boost of 16,600 service members. That growth would continue under the fiscal 2019 budget request that Pentagon officials unveiled Monday, funding over 14,000 additional active-duty personnel.Under the five-year plan for the Army, the size of its active force would rise by 4,000 in FY 2019 to 487,500 soldiers. The service will continue to increase its end strength by 4,000 personnel each year to reach 495,500 by FY 2021, reports Defense News.The Navy would add 7,500 sailors under the FY 2019 request to reach a total of 335,400 active-duty sailors. The service’s long-term plan calls for an active end strength of 344,800 by FY 2023. The Marine Corps would grow by about 1,000 personnel in FY 2019.DOD Photo by Army Sgt. Amber Smith Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

NASA has officially attached a helicopter to the Mars 2020 Rover

first_img Mars rovers NASA Sci-Tech Share your voice The thin Martial atmosphere Aung mentions means the Mars Helicopter has to be both lightweight and powerful. It’ll use solar cells to charge its batteries, and operate a built-in heater to combat frigid nighttime temperatures. The chopper will be autonomous: The nearest humans will be millions of miles away, so any kind of manual control isn’t yet an option.NASA first announced its plan to attach a chopper to its 2020 Mars Rover last year, but it’s been developing the technology since 2013.Correction, 8:25 a.m. PT: The story initially misstated the distance to Mars.  Commentscenter_img 11 Tags The Mars Helicopter. NASA How well can a vehicle fly in the Mars atmosphere? NASA just got a step closer to finding out, announcing Wednesday that its Mars Helicopter has been attached to the Mars Rover it intends to send to the Red Planet next year. The 2020 Mars Rover should arrive on the planet in February 2021, and if all goes to plan, the helicopter will then become the first aircraft to fly on a planet other than Earth.The Mars Helicopter will serve a double duty. NASA will use it to see how the conditions on Mars affect aviation, and to prove that we can fly helicopters, drones and other aircraft on Mars. Once in the air, the camera-equipped copter will then showcase the viability of surveying Mars by sky. “Our job is to prove that autonomous, controlled flight can be executed in the extremely thin Martian atmosphere,” said MiMi Aung, manager of the Mars Helicopter project. “If we prove powered flight on Mars can work, we look forward to the day when Mars helicopters can play an important role in future explorations of the Red Planet.”last_img read more

Rift in Indian cricket team getting worst New report suggests serious dissensions

first_imgReports of a rift between Virat and Rohit have been gaining groundReutersThe story about a rift in the Indian team with two camps – one loyal to Rohit Sharma and other to incumbent captain Virat Kohli – has been doing the rounds for quite some time. But now, it seems the plot is getting thicker.A report from news agency IANS has suggested that even an attempt by the authorities to silence the rumours has failed. As per the story, a senior player of the team was approached by one of the members of Committee of Administrators (CoA) with the proposal that the player should post a public message proclaiming that everything is fine in the team. But that player hasn’t performed that role so far.”Everyone is aware that there is tension brewing and while the CoA has tried its best to deny any rumours of rift in the ODI team in the media, one of the members spoke to a senior player asking him to send out a positive message/statement in the matter. But not much progress has been made in this regard,” a senior official of BCCI told IANS on condition of anonymity. Rohit Sharma unfollowing Anushka Sharma on Instagram became a big newsInstagramThe speculation about Virat-Rohit rift gained further ground when the Indian ODI opener and vice-captain of the side recently ‘unfollowed’ Anushka Sharma, Virat’s wife, on Instagram. Till now, no clarification has come from the side of either Kohli or Rohit. The fact that this issue is being discussed threadbare and yet, the two cricketers have remained silent suggests there is more to it than mere rumours.Apparently, the problems started emerging in the team after their first loss of the 2019 World Cup – to England – in the league stage. According to the sources of IANS, the bowlers were blamed for the loss in a team meeting and criticised severely. This caused them to feel that they were being targeted unfairly.”The bowlers were given a showdown after the loss and they felt that it wasn’t just a case of bad bowling and there were more areas that needed to be looked into before pointing fingers at the bowling unit,” another credible source told the agency.One thing is certain, the longer the two men in forefront of the matter maintain this deafening silence, the more the rumour mill is going to churn out stories. All this seems a bit too much like the events of 2017 involving Virat Kohli and the then coach Anil Kumble. That led to the removal of Kumble from his position. Only time will tell what the denouement of this story will be like.last_img read more

Here is why Chiranjeevi fans slam RRR creator SS Rajamouli

first_imgChiranjeevi and SS Rajamouli.PR HandoutSS Rajamouli has been slammed by a section of Chiranjeevi fans for failing to wish the Mega Star on his birthday (22 August). Their criticism got intensified after he hailed the trailer of Kiccha Sudeep’s multilingual movie Pailwaan.”Wishing the best to Sai garu, @VaaraahiCC for the Telugu release of #Pehlwaan! Good luck to @KicchaSudeep and the entire team of the film… #PehlwaanTrailer. [sic]” SS Rajamouli tweeted about the trailer of Sudeep-starrer.The Telugu version of Pailwaan is being distributed by Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram owned by Sai Korrapati, who is a good friend of SS Rajamouli. Also, the director shares a good rapport with Sudeep with whom he had worked in blockbuster Eega.It seems like SS Rajamouli has tried to give a boost to Pailwaan as his good words will attract the Telugu audience towards the film. Unfortunately, the director has failed to wish Chiranjeevi on his birthday on Twitter.So, the Mega Star’s fans are apparently upset with SS Rajamouli. Further, the director had failed to comment on the recently-released trailer of Chiru’s upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which will see the light of the day on 2 October to coincide with the Gandhi Jayanthi celebration. Check out select-few reactions of angry fans:PinKy: @ssrajamouli @VaaraahiCC and @KicchaSudeep Mee banner Movie promotions tweets vestaru kani ma icon ani chepukuntunna chiranjeevi gari ki wiesh cheyaru great sir #HBDEvergreenMegaStarLeo: @KicchaSudeep Meeku syera teaser kanapadaledaaa…why sooo partial you arePRASAD ND: Sir, You didn’t tweet about Syeraa Teasesr and also Sahoo. Any particular reason.Interestingly, people, before criticising him, have not considered the fact that SS Rajamouli is currently working with Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan along with Jr NTR in a mega-budget film RRR.The team is taking a break from the shooting after completing a recent schedule. It is a multilingual film, on the lines of the Baahubali series, in which Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn are playing key roles.last_img read more

Democratic Candidates Want To Forgive Student Debt But How Would That Work

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both proposed plans related to eliminating or mitigating student debt, as well as making college more affordable by making it tuition-free.Such proposals, of course, appeal to younger Americans who are either currently paying off student debt after college or who are about to dive head first into the world of student loans.But, looking beyond face value, what’s the viability of such plans? After all, some 45 million Americans have student loans together totaling around $1.6 trillion. And, is it fair to those who’ve already paid off their debts?In the audio above, University of Houston economist Steven Craig talks it all over with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share pexels.comcenter_img X 00:00 /16:52last_img read more

Check out the new ship from Star Trek Discovery

first_imgIf you’re a STAR property and have Ralph McQuarrie artwork lying around, it has been your decade. #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/2C08UjW7tu— Da7e Gonzales (@Da7e) July 23, 2016 Check out this Ralph McQuarrie space doc from the 70s. : ) #DSC pic.twitter.com/hIpxlOpWWw— Da7e Gonzales (@Da7e) July 23, 2016Fuller also revealed that Star Trek: Discovery will take place in the prime Star Trek timeline (not the Kelvin timeline of the J.J. Abrams movies), but did not specify when.Tell Starfleet we’re anxiously awaiting further orders! San-Diego Comic Con 2016 was host to a 50th Anniversary Star Trek panel moderated by Bryan Fuller, the showrunner for the new Star Trek television show that will attempt to reboot the franchise for the age of streaming television.The panel featured William Shatner (Kirk), Scott Bakula (Archer), Michael Dorn (Worf), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), and Brent Spiner (Data), reminiscing and talking about real world issues and how they intersect with Star Trek.Fuller is the only one currently working on a Star Trek project, so he also contributed about what Trek means and should mean, saying “Individuality should be celebrated. Star Trek celebrates diversity… It seems like a great statement from Gene Roddenberry, who felt the human race just has to get along.”Not to overshadow Star Trek Beyond which opened this weekend, discussion about the future of Star Trek was limited. Fuller did confirm that the show was going to be on CBS All Access debuting in January 2017.Instead of being episodic in nature, the new show will be serialized and will tell stories “like chapters in a novel.” Because this Star Trek will be the first Star Trek debuting on a streaming service, the episodes will always be accessible if you need to catch up (a long way from the concerns of television storytelling fifty years ago).The announcement came by way of a teaser: the new Star Trek series would be called Star Trek: Discovery and would feature a new ship, the U.S.S. Discovery. A teaser was released of the new ship leaving a craggy space dock.Interestingly, this ship design is very reminiscent of designs done by Ken Adam and Ralph McQuarrie (the latter of Star Wars design fame) for an unmade Star Trek project in the late 1970s called Planet of the Titans (read a great post about it on Forgotten Trek here).It would have been the first Star Trek movie had it been made when it was conceptualized. The art for it lives on, however, in some Star Trek art books from the past and it wasn’t hard to realize that there’s a lot from the Planet of the Titans art that has made it into Discovery.last_img read more

Cornell University Gets Big Donation to Help Fund NYC Tech Campus

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. The 12-acre Roosevelt Island campus will eventually be able to house about 2,000 full-time graduate students, who will profit from proximity to New York City’s technology industry. April 23, 2013 2 min read Cornell University’s plan to build a sprawling new campus for technology innovation in New York City just got a significant financial bump. A pair of Cornell alumni has given their alma mater a $133 million gift to allow the Ivy League school to open an interdisciplinary center on the campus, school and city officials announced Monday.The center, to be called the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute, is named after the donors: Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of computer chip manufacturer Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan, who grew up in New York City. The institute — to be located on the Cornell Tech campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island — was reportedly part of Cornell’s original proposal to the city, but the Jacobs’ donation will allow the school to move forward more quickly than anticipated.The institute is expected to offer a two-year dual master’s degree program in the information sciences. Students will be able to focus on one of three New York City industries — media, urban planning and health and wellness, according to a press release.”Cornell Tech will bring a sharp increase in science and engineering teaching, attract students from around the world, and spin off new local companies and thousands of new jobs,” New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a press conference at City Hall.Here are a few other facts about the school, which is a joint venture with Technion, a Haifa, Israel-based institute of technology:While the full campus won’t open until fall 2017, Cornell Tech accepted a “beta” class of eight full-time students in January 2013 for a one-year master of engineering degree in computer science. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Starting in 2017, tech startups will lease space on campus and work closely with faculty and students. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » For the time being, Cornell Tech is housed in Google’s Manhattan office.What do you think about Cornell’s plan to spur tech innovation in New York City? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.Related: Big Ideas in the Big Applelast_img read more

Is Google Spying on Students The Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes So

first_img This story originally appeared on Business Insider December 2, 2015 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Google has allegedly been tracking search histories and other personal information from students, says a new complaint filed by The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) with the Federal Trade Commission.The EFF claims that Google has been “collecting, maintaining, using, and sharing” data from students who use its Chromebooks in schools, and its educational apps.Google’s “Sync” feature for Chrome is enabled by default on the Chromebooks it sells to schools, according to the EFF. “This allows Google to track, store on its servers, and data mine for non-advertising purposes, records of every Internet site students visit, every search term they use, the results they click on, videos they look for and watch on YouTube, and their saved passwords,” the EFF said in a statement.The EFF finds this tracking particularly egregious because, in January, Google signed the “Student Privacy Pledge,” a “legally enforceable document,” which promises that the company won’t collect this type of information from students.“Despite publicly promising not to, Google mines students’ browsing data and other information, and uses it for the company’s own purposes. Making such promises and failing to live up to them is a violation of FTC rules against unfair and deceptive business practices,” EFF Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo said. “Minors shouldn’t be tracked or used as guinea pigs, with their data treated as a profit center. If Google wants to use students’ data to ‘improve Google products,’then it needs to get express consent from parents.”A Google spokesperson provided this statement to Business Insider:”Our services enable students everywhere to learn and keep their information private and secure. While we appreciate EFF’s focus on student privacy, we are confident that these tools comply with both the law and our promises, including the Student Privacy Pledge.”You can read the EFF’s entire complaint here. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

Research Identifies Arizona as the Best Area to Retire New York Deemed

first_img With National Homeownership Month well underway, new research from Bankrate.com found that Arizona hosts three metro areas in the top ten cities for senior citizens to retire, while New York hosts some of the worst areas to retire. Phoenix, Arizona was named as the best place to retire, while New York City was named the worst city to retire.Bankrate.com reviewed 172 cities according to local weather, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax burden, walkability, and senior well-being (a measurement from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index that quantifies how satisfied residents 65 and older are with their surroundings).“Deciding where to retire is a very personal choice,” said Chris Kahn, Bankrate.com research and statistics analyst. “We ranked the cities on factors that matter most to seniors, but recognize that every city has its pros and cons that will be shaped by each individual’s personal experiences.”According to the research, the Phoenix metro area came out on top for its weather and high well-being score, and while New York City ranked number one for walkability and has a wealth of cultural activities for retirees, its high cost of living and high tax burden can make it a difficult place to live for people on a fixed income.“Just because a city ranks at the bottom doesn’t mean it’s a bad place to spend your golden years,” said Kahn. “Soon-to-be retirees should focus on what factors are most important to them and then consult rankings like this to see what cities best fit their criteria.”In Fannie Mae’s May 2015 National Housing Survey released today, consumer attitudes concerning the housing market showed vast improvement for the month of May, amid Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) increased job reports. These positive changes also support the case for an increase in housing activity this year.The BLS’s May jobs reports showed an acceleration in average hourly earnings and reflected recent trends of firming personal income growth, revealing that the share of survey respondents reporting a significant increase in their household income climbed 4 percentage points to a near all-time high, Fannie Mae reported.“We have found that these two indicators–good time to sell and income growth–are key drivers for the performance of the housing market and play an important role in our soon to be released Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI),” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “The increase in these indicators suggests our forecast of moderate improvement in the housing market in 2015 is on course and mirrors the near-term performance of other leading market data, including mortgage applications and pending home sales.”Top 10 Best Cities to Retire:Phoenix, Arizona (including Mesa and Scottsdale)Arlington/Alexandria, VirginiaPrescott, ArizonaTucson, ArizonaDes Moines, IowaDenver, Colorado (including Aurora)Austin, Texas (including Round Rock)Cape Coral, Florida (including Ft. Myers)Colorado Springs, ColoradoFranklin, TennesseeTop 10 Worst Cities to Retire New York, New YorkLittle Rock, Arkansas (including North Little Rock and Conway)New Haven, Connecticut (including Milford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford)Buffalo, New York (including Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Cheektowaga)Newark, New JerseyAlbany, New York (including Troy and Schenectady)Hartford, Connecticut (including East and West Hartford)Oakland, CaliforniaIndianapolis, IndianaCleveland, OhioClick here to view the complete Bankrate.com research. Share June 8, 2015 557 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img Bankrate.com Best Cities to Retire National Homeownership Month Worst Cities to Retire 2015-06-08 Staff Writer Research Identifies Arizona as the Best Area to Retire; New York Deemed the Worstlast_img read more

One arrest stadium damage in aftermath of hooligan clashes updated

first_imgPolice have arrested a 17-year-old male for possession of a knife following Monday night’s clashes at a first division football match in Limassol that caused the fixture’s interruption for close to two hours.On Tuesday the Tsirion stadium, where local team AEL and Nicosia side Apoel eventually played out a goalless draw, resembled a battleground with rocks, pieces of glass and concrete, glass alcohol bottles, flares, firecrackers and other objects strewn on the track that surrounds the field where rival fans clashed.Toilets were destroyed and plastic seats set on fire on both stands, wire mesh glass windows were smashed with blood droplets revealing the perpetrators were injured in their effort to break it.Stadium authorities said fans broke pieces off the concrete terraces and hurled them onto the ground.Tsirion officials said the cost of the damage to the ground had not yet been estimated.It all started in the 39th minute when Apoel fans, who occupied the west stand, hurled a firecracker which injured a 14-year-old ball boy who fell to the ground.He was rushed to hospital where preliminary examinations did not find anything. The boy was referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist for further tests.The game was interrupted for around 20 minutes, with referee Demetris Mashias and the players heading to the dressing rooms.When it restarted, AEL fans started throwing flares and other objects and then clashed with APOEL supporters on the track behind the south goal.Riot police intervened to disperse the fighting fans, as match officials and players headed for the dressing rooms for the second time.Mashias decided after around an hour to go on with the fixture whose remaining 45 minutes were played before empty stands after the majority of fans departed thinking it would be abandoned.During the departure, police arrested the 17-year-old for possession of a knife and rioting. He was expected to be brought before a court later Tuesday.A 54-year-old who jumped off a wall in a bid to escape the trouble broke his left ankle.Police said three patrol cars and four other vehicles were damaged during the trouble and a shop window was smashed.Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou described the affair as a disgrace and spoke of people who just go to football games to create trouble.He also took a shot at main opposition Akel, which has been fighting against the introduction of a fan card that authorities expected to help curb hooliganism.“Since 2014, the government has proposed a package of measures to tackle violence and certain people, even today, do not want enforcement of these measures in their entirety,” he said.As long as fans cannot be identified, as the fan card is designed to do, mob rule will continue, he said.“Let everyone consider their responsibility. The CFA should review the measures and reflect. Fan movement should not be allowed. What we saw yesterday was a disgrace.”Police deflected criticism over the ease with which fans carried flares and other dangerous objects through the entrances.Spokesman Andreas Angelides said stewards were responsible for checking for such objects but the force was concerned about the matter.So far this year 41 fans have been banned from attending fixtures but more needed to be done and not just by the police, Angelides saidIn a statement issued on Tuesday, Apoel condemned the violence, urging the football association, clubs, and the state to put the necessary measures in place to save the sport.“In other countries, they have found the solutions to get rid of violence. Why can’t we do the same on an island of one million inhabitants?”The club said it will discuss the incident during a board meeting on Wednesday in an effort to identify what actions it could take to tackle the problem.“What remains is one more black page. Surely we cannot erase it but at least let it be the last one,” the club said. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cypriot dieticians issue warning over sugar consumption

first_imgThe recommended daily intake of sugar for adults should not exceed 10 per cent of their total daily calorie intake, while for children, the daily amount should not exceed 25 grammes, the Cyprus Dietetic & Nutrition Association warned on Tuesday.The 25g limit is in line with recent WHO guidelines and equates to six teaspoons per day. One teaspoon equals around four grammes.The association notes that the quantity recommended for children includes the amount of sugar in all foods, not just in sweets, chocolates and snacks but also from fruits and sugar “hidden” in food, though they state that clearly fruit is a better option even though some contain high levels of the fruit sugar fructose.For instance, a standard bowl of commercial breakfast cereal could contain as much as two or three spoons of sugar, and a fizzy drink such as Coke contains around 9-10 teaspoons of sugar. Even a large glass of fresh orange juice contains almost as much sugar as a can of soda as it lacks the fibre of the fruit to slow down the impact of a sudden rush of sugar on blood-glucose levels.On top of that, when products are labelled “with no added sugar” this does not mean they do not contain sugar, only that no sugar has been added during processing, the association said.On many food labels, the word “sugar” may not even be mentioned, but something similar, such as glucose syrup, dextrose, modified starch and other names, disguising sugar content with deceptive marketing strategies.The association said babies should not be given sugar at all, at least during the first year after their birth, as breast milk and fruits, vegetable and other food contain enough carbohydrates to meet their nutritional requirements.It said that the over-consumption of sugar is associated with obesity and especially child obesity and higher triglycerides levels, which is linked to an increased chance of a person developing diabetes and dementia later in life.“Even those of us who drink coffee without sugar and do not eat a lot of sweets can consume more sugar than we think,” the association warned. “Many of the foods in our cupboards contain more sugar than an ice cream and ready-made meals, some breakfast cereals, and even low-fat foods are often too sweet.”“Much of the sugars consumed today are “hidden” in processed foods that are not usually seen as sweets. For example, one tablespoon of ketchup contains around four grammes (around one teaspoon) of sugar. A single can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grammes (around 10 teaspoons),” the World Health Organisation echoes.The Cyprus association suggests some ways to reduce the intake of sugar, such as drinking coffee without sugar and choosing wholegrain cereals and oats over more processed breakfast cereals.It also calls on the public to read food labels carefully, stressing that the closer to the beginning of the list of ingredients sugar is, the greater the amount the food contains.According to the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC), more than 100 million American adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, a condition, if not treated, often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years. In addition, almost 200,000 children and adolescents younger than age 20 in the US are diabetic. “The increasing frequency of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in young people is a growing clinical and public health concern,” the CDC report said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more