New Route Chosen for Coke Ovens Brook

first_imgAn engineering report on the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens cleanuprecommends rerouting Coke Ovens Brook along two branches. Previous studies recommended moving the brook to an area where itwill not pick up contaminated groundwater as it passes throughthe Coke Ovens site. Moving the brook will also permit a morethorough cleanup of the stream bed, where contaminantsaccumulated during a century of coke production. The full report of the conceptual design by the engineering firmsDillon Consulting Ltd. and Franz Environmental Inc. is availableon the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency website at www.gov.ns.ca/STPA/reports/Coke_Ovens_Brook_Realignment_2004.pdf . The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency will commission a detailedengineering design of the realignment, and conduct anenvironmental screening. Work on the project will begin in thesummer of 2005. “This is an exciting development,” said Richard Morykot, theSydney Tar Ponds Agency engineer who supervised the project.”It’s the first concrete step in the big cleanup.” The newly realigned brook will have two branches. The south branch will start at the outflow from the MAID Pond,behind the Schwartz building on Vulcan Avenue. It will run alongthe southern boundary of the Coke Ovens site, parallel to VulcanAvenue, through an area known as Mullin’s Bank. Near the westernboundary of the site, the brook will merge with Cagney Brook andrun north, parallel to Victoria Road, and then follow theexisting channel under the Victoria Road overpass. The north branch will run along the Whitney Pier side of theSydney Coal Railway track and the SPAR road, picking up flowsfrom several smaller brooks along the way. It will cross underthe tracks and the Spar Road at a point just east of Lingan Road,and follow the rail spur through the Coke Ovens site to join thesouth branch at the Victoria Road overpass. Part of the relocated south branch will be piped underground, andportions of both branches will be lined with synthetic materialor clay to prevent recontamination. Engineering work continues on three other projects that have beenadvanced to prevent environmental damage while the cleanupundergoes mandatory environmental assessment. The projectsinclude the construction of a coffer dam at Battery Point, theclean up of the cooling pond at the southwest corner of the Syscoproperty, and the relocation of the Victoria Road water main. The report was funded under the 1999 federal-provincial-municipalcost share agreement for the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens cleanup.last_img read more

Idris Elba Gets Dating Advice For His Valentine Charity Drive

first_imgFollowing Idris Elba’s Valentine’s candlelit dinner auction announcement – where a lucky guest will win a candlelight dinner with Elba – the actor has been pursuing advice on how to be a good date for the big night out.The auction proceeds will benefit W.E. Can Lead, which promotes quality education, empowerment and leadership development for girls throughout Africa. From who better to seek advice than grammar school children?“In order to make sure our extraordinary night is perfect,” says Elba, “I’ve brought together a team of people who can help me think outside the box.” Check out his Valentines Day Advice from Kids video.For more information and/or to make a bid, visit Omaze.Copyright ©2017Look to the Starslast_img read more

David De Gea Hopes to Make His Comeback Against Liverpool

Miami – After a smooth with his national team against Macedonia, Manchester United’s, David De Gea, feels hopeful about making his official comeback in the Liverpool match on Saturday.According to UK’s Express, Tuesday was a good night for goalkeeper De Gea in his “first competitive appearance of the season” When Spain won to Macedonia for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.United’s Coach, Vicente del Bosque, favored him over Iker Casillas. “I felt well. The coach has given me confidence,” De Gea said.This victory comes at a perfect time for De Gea since he was finally able to have a “clear-the-air” talk with United’s Manager Louis Van Gaal regarding his inclusion in the match against Liverpool. Reportedly, this was the first time both men spoke after their controversial feud.Van Gaal has previously claimed the Spanish goalkeeper was too distracted with his failed move to Real Madrid and he doubted his desire to be with Man United. “I wanted to play and now we’ll see after the international break if I’m lucky with my club. I’m calm. I’ll keep working and improving – in short, I’m enjoying my football and I’m happy,” he said.De Gea has been receiving lots of support from his teammates and he has publicly expressed his gratitude toward them.United’s Ander Herrera mentioned several positive traits about him, “For me, he [David] is the best goalkeeper in the world and I think many people think the same. We are happy as a team to have him with us and as a friend I am happy also”.Will De Gea play against Liverpool? We will have to wait and see. It is still in Van Gaal’s hands.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

UN grants more than 8 million to help in relief effort after

20 August 2007The United Nations today allocated $8.7 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Sudan, where more than 1.5 million people may soon need assistance in the wake of devastating floods. The United Nations today allocated $8.7 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Sudan, where more than 1.5 million people may soon need assistance in the wake of devastating floods. Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes announced that he had approved the grant, which will be allocated among 11 relief projects across Sudan, where torrential rainfall has destroyed or seriously damaged more than 30,000 homes and inundated towns, villages and farmlands. At least 150,000 people are now homeless from the floods, and UN agencies have so far supplied aid to over 500,000 people. The east and centre of the country have been hardest hit, especially the states of Gedaref, Kassala, Khartoum, Northern Kordofan, Unity and Upper Nile. But Sudanese authorities have forecast more heavy rains until the end of the annual wet season next month, and Mr. Holmes – who is also Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs – said as many 1.5 million people could end up being affected by floods. “Thanks to these funds, we will be able to assist over one and a half million current and potential flood victims, until or beyond the end of the rainy season,” he said.On Friday UN humanitarian agencies said they would soon launch an appeal with their partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for more than $10 million to help with the flood relief effort, including providing food aid and ensuring there is safe drinking water. The UN has now allocated about $13.5 million to the response to the Sudanese floods, including an earlier grant of $4.8 million from its locally-managed Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). The Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan said in a media statement that the CERF funding will be allocated to projects managed by five UN agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). About $4.5 million will be dedicated to providing drugs, health care and support to epidemic surveillance to try to prevent any major disease outbreaks, while $2 million will be spent on ensuring that more than one million people receive clean water or water purification products. Some $1.5 million will be used to provide emergency shelter and non-food items to families who have lost their homes or essential goods, while $700,000 will be given out in food aid and livestock or crop survival programmes. read more

OHCHR needs USD 337800 to implement resolution

The Daily Leader quoted Johannes Huisman, Director of the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts as saying USD 337,800 will be required for OHCHR Geneva staff to conduct six missions to Colombo of 14 days each and for local transport and other expenses during the field missions,.The funds will also be required to support the review and assessment of progress on implementing the recommendations related to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. The Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts says the USD 337,800 is not part of the 2016 – 2017 UN budget so funds have not been allocated for it. In order to obtain the required funds, the UN budget will be revised if the resolution is passed and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will then inform the UN General Assembly during its ongoing 70th session on the additional funds required. Johannes Huisman said that the funds will also cover conference services for the translation and processing of the final report.If adopted, the resolution sponsored by the US, Sri Lanka and a few other countries, will require the Office of the High Commissioner to continue to assess progress on the implementation of OHCHR’s recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability, and human rights; to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-second session, and a comprehensive report followed by discussion on the implementation of the present resolution at its thirty-fourth session. (Colombo Gazette) The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) headed by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein would require USD 337,800 to implement the resolution on Sri Lanka if it is adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today, the Daily Leader newspaper reported.The Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts will inform the council today on the budget requirements should the resolution be passed. read more

JPMorgan profit falls 8 per cent fails key regulatory test

JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit fell more than 8 per cent from a year earlier and the bank tried to soothe investor concerns after it failed a key regulatory test designed to prevent another financial crisis.First-quarter profit at JPMorgan, the nation’s largest bank by assets, was hurt by weak results at its investment-banking division and by loans to oil and gas companies that are now struggling to make payments because of low energy prices.As JPMorgan was announcing its quarterly results Wednesday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve announced that it, as well as four other banks, failed to meet a regulatory requirement put in place after the financial crisis. They were required to come up with a plan, known as “living will,” to unwind their operations in the event of a bankruptcy or other upheaval in a way that would avoid triggering another broad financial meltdown.Regulators called the banks’ plans “not credible” and gave them until Oct. 1 to come up with new plans or face more stringent requirements.It was symbolic defeat for JPMorgan and its executives. JPMorgan was one of the few banks to weather the housing downturn and financial crisis and CEO Jamie Dimon has repeatedly touted the firm’s “fortress” balance sheet, which he says would protect it from any future crisis.“We are going to do everything we can to fix this problem,” Dimon said in a conference call with reporters.The regulators’ issues with JPMorgan appear to be tied more into the bank’s legal structure than its balance sheet. JPMorgan’s plan relies on moving money from foreign subsidiaries, which could be difficult in event of a global financial crisis.JP Morgan Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake told investors she did not expect that the bank’s results would be held back as it addresses regulators’ concerns. And investors did not seem to be concerned. Shares in New York-based JPMorgan & Co. rose $2.51, or 4.2 per cent, to close at $61.79 on Wednesday amid a broad rally in bank stocks.Still, this latest regulatory issue comes at a difficult time for JPMorgan and other big banks. Profits and share prices have fallen in recent months because loans to energy companies have gone bad and the Fed signalled it will slow the pace of interest rate increases, which hurts bank profits. Despite Wednesday’s rally, the financial sector is the worst performing sector of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index this year.JPMorgan said it earned $4.99 billion after payments to preferred shareholders in the first quarter. That compares to a profit of $5.45 billion a year earlier. On a per share basis, the bank earned $1.35, compared with $1.45 a year earlier.The results beat analysts’ expectations of $1.26 per share, according to FactSet. That estimate typically excludes one-time items.The bank had to set aside $719 million in the quarter to cover potential defaults of loans to oil and gas companies and materials and mining companies. JPMorgan, like most of its competition, made billions in loans to drilling companies when oil prices were near $100 a barrel. The price fell to a 12-year low to below $27 a barrel in the first quarter.Net revenue at the bank totalled $23.24 billion, compared with $24.07 billion in the same period a year earlier.The company said profit at its investment bank fell 22 per cent from the year before to $1.98 billion. Profit from its consumer bank rose 12 per cent to $2.49 billion. FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past a branch of Chase Bank, in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, reported first-quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) JPMorgan profit falls 8 per cent, fails key regulatory test by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Apr 13, 2016 5:01 am MDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Cypress PSoC chip in special Chile mine rescue camera from Aries Industries

first_imgPSoC® helped shrink critical circuit board to enable small form-factor of Aries camera involved in the rescue of the 33 trapped in the San José mine near Copiapó, Chile. Cypress Semiconductor’s PSoC programmable system-on-chip played an important part. California-based Central California Video Engineering & Manufacturing (CCV), a subsidiary of Aries Industries, built the specialised camera that was dropped into the initial borehole to deliver the first pictures that confirmed the miners were alive. A single PSoC chip replaced an entire 51 mm wide circuit board, enabling the ultra-thin camera that was lowered 700 m below ground to the miners. The PSoC device inside the camera provides bandpass filtering and demodulation of the control signal protocol.The camera used in the rescue was the WC1750 Slimline Dual-View Waterwell Inspection Color Camera. It has a maximum outside diameter of only 44.45 mm, perfect for inspecting small boreholes. The camera has adjustable focus, electronic shutter (iris), adjustable lighting and rotation control, front view, side view selection and can withstand a depth of 1,525 m. It uses LED lighting technology that has a 10,000-hour operating life.“We were obviously thrilled to play an important role in this dramatic rescue,” said AriesCCV Vice President of Research and Development, Mike McGrew. “Our engineers work hard to develop cameras that perform at the highest level in grueling conditions. Their hard work, including using PSoC to shrink the design, paid enormous benefits in this case. We’re very proud of this accomplishment.”“It’s exciting to see that PSoC enabled the small form factor of this amazing camera, and of course to see the results of those efforts,” said Norm Taffe, Executive VP of Cypress’s Consumer and Computation Division. “The ability to integrate multiple components in a single chip is only one of many benefits of the PSoC approach. PSoC also speeds time-to-market, and lets engineers make critical changes at any time in the product life cycle. That’s why PSoC is in literally thousands of systems from white goods and cell phones, to industrial controls and medical devices.”PSoC’s unique architecture of programmable analog and digital resources integrated with a microcontroller delivers a number of important benefits to system designers, including time-to-market, the ability to react to change, reduced components due to integration, power savings, inventory reduction, and supplier consolidation. All of these benefits are important factors in PSoC’s growth story. The PSoC architecture is also at the core of other Cypress offerings, such as the TrueTouchTM touchscreen solution, CapSenseTM touch-sensing and PowerPSoCTM controllers for LED lighting.Cypress recently introduced the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 families, which deliver unparalleled integration and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. These new products dramatically expand the served available market for PSoC products.last_img read more

Celebrate Black Friday at 30000 feet with free GoGo inflight internet

first_imgThere are simply no words to describe the raw chaotic energy of a shopping crowd at a high-traffic mall in the height of Black Friday. Keep your head down, push your way to where you need to go, and make your way to the checkout line. Or, if you are just looking for a good time, find a corner to hide in and enjoy some people-watching. Maybe you’ve decided to sit at home and smugly surf the Internet, laughing at those who didn’t get to sleep off that tryptophan overdose most of us will suffer from all that turkey.But there’s exists a group of people on this great day of capitalism that find themselves usually left out of the shopping fun. It happens when you have to spend your Black Friday traveling. Not everyone thinks about breaking out the computer on the flight back home from a holiday with family. The people at GoGo, however, have given everyone a reason.This holiday season there are more than 1,200 planes in the air that are equipped with GoGo in-flight internet. For $10, the WiFi on the flight can provide you with all the bandwidth you can use. If you aren’t willing to shell out a quarter of what most people spend in a month for home internet on a single flight, the team at GoGo have decided to help anyway. For 30 minutes per flight, GoGo will have access to  Barnes & Noble, BestBuy.com, FTD.com, Harry & David, Hayneedle.com, JCPenney, Lobster Gram, Macy’s, Omaha Steaks, Wine.com, and more. Depending on some airlines, some additional offers and retailers might be available.Starting today until New Year, anybody on a flight with GoGo In Flight Internet will have the same 30 minute access to these sites. Participating airlines include AirTran, Virgin America, and Alaska Airlines flights, all domestic “mainline” Delta flights and certain Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.last_img read more

Airport shooting witness says laptop in backpack stopped bullet

first_imgFrappier realized the same thing he used to do business or entertain himself on a layover would also save his life. “It was in the bathroom with other people there, and it was kind of this moment where I needed other people to validate, you know, they were looking at that and going, ‘Oh, my gosh,’ you know, in order for me to believe that it was real,” he said.“Then, later, when I gave it to the FBI, they found the bullet in my backpack,” Frappier added.Frappier said, if the laptop had been at a different angle or just a couple inches over, this would have been a different outcome. “If my backpack was not on my back with the laptop in it, and if I didn’t have the type of backpack that I did, the bullet would have gone through my shoulders,” he said.Now he’s left haunted by what he witnessed inside Terminal 2. “There was one man on the ground, he got shot in the head, and his wife was right next to him, and I just — I’m gonna remember that, and I feel so horribly for them,” he said.Frappier was also left forever grateful for the unidentified man who alerted other passengers about the gunman. “I feel incredibly lucky. I feel lucky for just the circumstances, but also for that man that yelled out, ’cause he saved so many of us, and I want to thank him, whoever he was,” he said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – One man said he’s lucky to be alive after he discovered his laptop inside his backpack stopped one of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter’s bullets from hitting him, likely saving his life.In the chaos and confusion of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport , Friday afternoon, one man had an unlikely guardian angel on his shoulder. “I was wearing a backpack on both shoulders, and when we went to the floor, I dropped and the backpack was still on my back,” said Steve Frappier.Frappier was inside the baggage claim area as bullets flew and people ducked for cover. “There was a lot of bunched up traffic by the conveyor belt, and so I moved to the distant side of it, and then I heard some firecracker sounds, like little ‘pop, pop, pop,’” he said, “and then a man yelled out, ‘This guy’s got a gun! Everyone down!’ And so we all dropped down to the ground, and that’s when the shooter started firing at people.”Steve FrappierFrappier said he was right in the line of fire. “I was turned in such a way, at one point, the shooter shot towards my direction,” he said. “There were several other people around me.”Frappier didn’t know it at the time, but he had been hit. “I felt something on my back, but there was also luggage falling on me from the conveyor belt. Where I was, there was stacked up luggage from the belt, and so when I felt something kind of near my back, I figured, ‘Well, that was just that suitcase that fell on me,’” he said.It wasn’t until he when to the bathroom that Frappier realized what had happened. “It was only several minutes later, when I went to the bathroom to check everything out, that I saw there was a bullet in my laptop and my bag,” he said.The bullet was stopped by Frappier’s Macbook Pro, which he nearly left behind on the plane. “In the rush to get off the plane, I just shoved my laptop into my backpack,” he said. last_img read more

China reportedly blocks access to US news sites

first_img DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Comments See it $210 at Best Buy Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $520 at HP 8 $999 Boost Mobile Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $299 at Amazon $6 at Tidal Turo See It The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $155 at Google Express Comments Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy $999 $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Read the Rylo camera preview Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast.center_img Chinese citizens are no longer able to access some US news sites, a report says. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images A swathe of news sites including The Guardian, the Washington Post, The Intercept, HuffPost, NBC News, the Toronto Star, the Christian Science Monitor and Breitbart News have reportedly been blocked in China.The Great Firewall of China already bars citizens from accessing non-Chinese social media sources including Facebook, Google, Gmail, Twitter and Microsoft’s Bing, and last month China also blocked off Wikipedia.Instead, Chinese citizens use local apps like WeChat, Weibo, Youku and Douyin aka TikTok — some of which have more users than the non-Chinese versions.People in China then began complaining Friday that they could no longer access news from the websites of several western publications, The Intercept reported. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Legal Gmail Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Tags Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The Great Firewall of China blocks off Wikipedia China’s internet is reaching new levels of crackdown China’s censors reportedly learn real history to stop it spreading online Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo See at Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Chris Monroe/CNET China censorship Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) See It $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate $999 Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read the AirPods review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Mobile Politics 7 Share your voice $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Amazon Sprint $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See Itlast_img read more

Fishermans body recovered from Pashur river

first_imgA Bagerhat fisherman who went missing during a storm on Monday afternoon was recoveredThe dead body of a fisherman who went missing during a storm on Monday afternoon was found floating in the Pashur river near Sundartala on Tuesday, reports UNB.Firefighters recovered the body of the deceased, Shafiqul Islam, 38, son of Abul Kashem from Joymoni Katakhal area in Mongla upazila, around 4:00pm on Tuesday.Assistant director of Bagerhat Fire Service and Civil Defense Md Masud Sardar said Shafiqul fell from his boat while he was fishing along with other fishermen in the Pashur river near Joymoni area around 3:00 pm on Monday.On information, two fire fighting units conducted a rescue operation along the river but failed to turn up any results before they recovered the body around 4:00pm on Tuesday, added Masud Sardar.The body was handed over to family members.last_img read more

Star Wars The Old Republic MMO only needs 500000 subscribers

first_imgThere’s been a lot of movement lately in the online game space switching from a subscription model to a free-to-play with virtual goods solution. While that may be the only way to make some revenue from a game for a lot of publishers, EA isn’t taking that route with the forthcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic.The Star Wars MMO will require a subscription charge, but the game doesn’t actually need that many players paying to play each month to turn a profit. According to EA’s CEO John Riccitiello, if 500,000 players sign up the game will make money.While half a million may seem like a lot, this is a game carrying the Star Wars name, and Blizzard has achieved over 11 million regular players showing what is possible. Is 500,000 really going to be that hard to achieve?While that many players would make money, EA won’t see the game as a success until it achieves one million or more with Riccitiello telling investors during a conference call:Anything north of one million subscribers is a very profitable business. Essentially it turns on a dime from being quite sharply negative in terms of its EPS impact to positive the day the product ships. As for the rumors as to how expensive the game has been to develop, he is quick to put them to rest:There’s been a fair amount of talk on various blogs, describing spends that are vastly higher than anything we’ve ever put in place. Some of them, they bring a chuckle but they also bring a frustration for those that are being responsible in the management of EA’s R&D dollars when they read sort of falsehoods out of the press. Read more at Gamesindustry.biz (registration required)last_img read more

Intel does math on oildunk test for cooler servers

first_imggigaom.com/cloud/intel-immerse … il-and-they-like-it/www.grcooling.com/ (Phys.org)—Intel just finished a yearlong test of Green Revolution Cooling’s mineral-oil server-immersion technology. Intel has tried immersing servers in the company’s oil formulation to keep the servers cool and they report good results. The Intel servers were subjected to a yearlong bath in boxes filled with the oil-based coolant. Intel’s results are one more way for the Austin, Texas-based company to pass along a convincing message that dipping a data center’s servers in oil is not crazy but a sane way to cool the data center’s power-hungry machines. The company believes its liquid cooling enclosures can cool high-density server installations at less cost. “We can reduce cooling energy use by 90 to 95 percent while also reducing server power by 10 to 20 percent,” according to the company. HP picks Intel’s Centerton for low-power server rollout Supermicro SuperServers submerged at CGGVeritas Citation: Intel does math on oil-dunk test for cooler servers (2012, September 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-intel-math-oil-dunk-cooler-servers.html Explore further Patterson said that the company found the technology to be safe for its server components. At the end of the test period, the Intel servers were placed in its failure-analysis lab, which did not find any damaging effects.Green Revolution Cooling’s product is called the CarnotJet System, defined as a fluid submersion cooling solution for data center servers. It uses nonconductive liquid coolant rather than air to achieve maximum cooling efficiency and performance.Mention “oil” and add “servers immersed in oil” and for those not familiar with the results, this can sound very strange if not risky, Intel’s Patterson said. That initial reaction is worth getting past. Patterson said Intel’s research into how to build oil-optimized servers could result in a reference architecture around which server manufacturers could begin building such systems.Already, Green Revolution Cooling has a list of customer centers running computer systems that make use of the approach. These include the Oil/Gas Seismic Processing Center; European Colocation Center; East Coast Corporate Data Center; US Research Institute; and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.The coolant is clear, has a light viscosity, is odorless and is nontoxic. The company calls its coolant GreenDEF, which is a formulation of nonconductive white mineral oil. Their formulation is optimized for cooling servers and other data center hardware. center_img More information: Intel reports that the servers ran at a PUE just above 1.0, and showed no damage. Translation: Traditional air-cooled server racks often operate at a Power Usage Effectiveness rating of about 1.6. Intel’s oil-immersed servers operated at a PUE between 1.02 and 1.03, according to Mike Patterson, senior power and thermal architect at Intel.Patterson said the oil-dunking approach is now in Intel’s evaluation phase. Intel will need to understand the fuller implications of oil-optimized platforms. Potentially, the approach may reduce the cost of running data centers, as cooling through the oil immersion system can bring reductions in average and peak power consumption. Those taking their first leap to use this oil immersion approach would be those who want as much power as possible coming out of their computing operations with as little as possible applied toward cooling. When compared to present-day design principles for keeping servers cool, the oil-immersion approach could have far-reaching effects. That is what Patterson means by its having an impact on a reference architecture around which server manufacturers can build their systems. Oil immersion would do away with the need for raised floors and other requirements for air cooling. According to Green Revolution Cooling, energy is saved by removing server and power supply fans from the servers, as they are no longer necessary when servers are submerged. The company also touts the advantage of server reliability, as the servers do not collect dust. Dust is a thermal insulator that raises server temperatures and reduces reliability. One recent study, they said, showed that dust accumulation increased power draw by 2 percent due to server temperature increases. The circulation of the coolant is said to be “excellent” with uniform temperatures without hot spots. © 2012 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Materials scientists devise window that mutes sound but allows air to pass

first_img Researchers discover way to allow 80 percent of sound to pass through walls More information: Air transparent soundproof window, arXiv:1307.0301 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] arxiv.org/abs/1307.0301AbstractA soundproof window or wall which is transparent to airflow is presented. The design is based on two wave theories of diffraction and acoustic metamaterials. It consists of a three-dimensional array of strong diffraction-type resonators with many holes centered at each individual resonator. The acoustic performance levels of two soundproof windows with air holes of $20mm$ and $50mm$ diameters were measured. Sound waves of 80dB in the frequency range of $400 – 5,000Hz$ were applied to the windows. It was observed that the sound level was reduced by about $30 – 35$dB in the above frequency range with the $20mm$ window and by about $20 – 35$dB in the frequency range of $700 – 2,200Hz$ with the $50mm$ window. It is an extraordinary acoustic anti-transmission. The geometric factors which produced the effective negative modulus were obtained.Found on Arxiv Blog This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further To prevent noise from passing from one place to another, engineers generally use types of material that are able to transfer sound in the air to another medium, which then weakens its force (attenuation). For that reason, it would seem impossible to create a medium that would allow sound carrying air to pass though, while muting the very sound its carrying. But that’s what the team in Korea has accomplished.The window, is not actually a window, instead it’s two parallel planes of clear plastic separated from one another by a mere 40 millimeters—similar to double paned glass. The chamber between the plastic planes has been designed in such a way as to ensure that sound that enters is counteracted by the pressure in the chamber—using a principle known as bulk modulus (a materials’ resistance to compression.) Each chamber is “roughly” 150 millimeters square—to create a larger window the chambers were arranged in an array. The double pane approach muted sound, but not nearly as much as most would like. To cause more muting the team placed cylinders made of clear plastic through the planes (which they call emitters and receivers)—each with a piece of flat clear plastic covering both ends. A hole was then drilled through the flat plastic pieces allowing sound carrying air to pass through. As it did so, the sound was diffracted into the chamber between the two planes. The reason a cylinder was used instead of just drilling a hole in the plane was for allowing a filter to be placed to prevent the air passing through from whistling. The result is a window, or venting system, that allows for air passage while muting sound. Testing of the window showed it able to reduce sound by 20 to 30 decibels.The researchers note that changing the size of the hole allows for muting different frequencies. This they say could lead to interesting scenarios, such as a venting system that would mute annoying noises while allowing desired noise (such as waves on a beach) through along with fresh air. (Phys.org) —A team of materials scientists in South Korea has created a type of window that mutes noise while simultaneously allowing air to move through. In their paper they’ve uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the team describes their window and how it was constructed.center_img Citation: Materials scientists devise window that mutes sound but allows air to pass through (2013, July 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-materials-scientists-window-mutes-air.html Diagram and picture of the measurement of the 50mm window.Credit: arXiv:1307.0301 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] Journal information: arXiv © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

Reestablishing the institution of marriage

first_imgIn an initiative to provide a platform that ensures a new beginning in the lives of those for whom marriage holds a different meaning, Narayan Seva Sansthan celebrated its annual event ‘Divyang Vivah Samaroh’ on Sunday. The Sansthan marked its 25th event this time with this noble cause. The Vihah Samaroh is organised twice every year at a very large scale and has been the hand behind over 1,000 successful ‘Divyang’ marriages. This year the event, which was held at Janmasthmi Park, Punjabi Bagh in the national Capital, included 101 couples from different religions and from different regions all for one common sacred occasion. The auspicious day was celebrated with full fanfare and witnessed wedding festivities all organised by Narayan Seva Sansthan.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The ‘Divyang Vivah Samaroh’ till date has been instrumental in arranging marriages of 1021 couples. To grace this special occasion and to bless the newlyweds, MH Dalmia (President-OCL India Ltd & Dalmia Manav Sewa Trust) was part of the ceremony along with Kailashji Manav (Founder Chairman of Narayan Seva Sansthan) and Prashant Agarwal (President- Narayan Seva Sansthan). To join the couples in holy matrimony, many religious saints were a part of the wedding- Sanjay Krishna Salil ji, Jaya Kishori ji, Prachi Devi ji, Sanjay Krishna ji Thakur, Chitralekha ji, Madhav ji Mukhia, Ramkrishna ji and Arvind ji Maharaj blessed the newly wedded couples.  The wedding celebrations took place amidst a gathering of many other distinguished invitees who extended their support and love for the newly wedded couples.last_img read more

The Woman who got the Worlds Most Reclusive Tribe to Put their

first_imgConcerns have been growing around on some of the last indigenous tribes out there, such as the Sentinelese people who live on the North Sentinel Island off the coast of India. Can these tribesmen, who do not comprise a population greater than 100 men and women, survive in a world that is ever more interlinked and globalized? Is outsiders trespassing their ancestral lands justifiable? Messages sent by the Sentinelese in the past have been loud and clear. They do not wish for communication with the outside world. Past expeditions have proven times and time again that the people from this tribe are not so excited about connecting with strangers. Their usual response to anyone trying to leave footsteps on their small island in the eastern Indian Ocean has been bows and arrows.Members of an unspecified Andaman tribe fishing c. 1870However, in a rare instance during the 1990s, the Sentinelese have responded well to “gift-dropping.” That is a method used by anthropologists to pacify aboriginal tribes and has notably worked well with ancient inhabitants of the Amazon before.The somewhat successful missions were led by the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI), in which the Sentinelese accepted coconut gifts and even appeared in front of their uninvited guests without weapons.There was also a woman anthropologist on board these missions, in fact, the first woman to ever have an opportunity to see and communicate with the Sentinelese.North Sentinel Island (India) Photo by CC BY-SA 3.0It was January 1991 when Madhumala Chattopadhyay joined the expedition team to North Sentinel. At the time she was doing her Ph.D. with AnSI.To enter the expedition, Chattopadhyay had to provide officials with written consent that she or her family would “not claim compensation from the government for any injury or loss of life,” she told the National Geographic in December 2018.Chattopadhyay, who today works in the Indian government, came on board those 1990s missions after several years of extensively studying the tribes that inhabit the Andaman and Nicobar islands, among which the Sentinelese have remained most resilient to outside contact. She also knew some words of their language.She and her team had been anxious before going to the island. A previous expedition in 1990 did not go so well, as anthropologists were met with the usual dosage of Sentinelese hostility.2009 NASA image of North Sentinel IslandHowever, her group was willing to give it another try. After approaching the island with a small vessel, and after being noticed by the Sentinelese, the team began presenting them with coconuts which they sent floating on the waves. The men guarding the shores were well armed, but also curious.“To our surprise some of the Sentinelese came into the water to collect the coconuts,” said Chattopadhyay who was asked by the National Geographic to recall the mission almost three decades later. Amid a resurgence of interest in the Sentinelese following the death of U.S. missionary John Allen Chau, whose attempt to establish contact with them in November 2018 ended fatally, Chattopadhyay has accepted the invitation to speak about her own experience.Photo by John ChauShe said that when the Sentinelese men saw the coconuts in the water, a type of good not available on their lands, they began wading out to reach for them. Women and youngsters stood on the side and watched the scene. But even in those peaceful instances, danger was present.“A young man aged about 19 or 20 stood along with a woman on the beach. He suddenly raised his bow. I called out to them, to come and collect the coconuts using tribal words I had picked up while working with the other tribes in the region,” Chattopadhyay told National Geographic.“The woman gave the boy a nudge and his arrow fell to the water. At the woman’s urging, he too came into the water and started picking coconuts,” she described the scene.Photo by Madhumala Chattopadhyay“Later some of the tribesmen came and touched the boat. The gesture, we felt, indicated that they were not scared of us now,” she said.This would be as far as things will go. The Sentinelese would not give gifts in return to the visitors nor invite them to show where and how they live. The January 1991 mission concludes here.A few weeks later, Chattopadhyay and her colleagues would return to Sentinel Island once again. Now the group was even bigger and as they were getting nearer to the shore, the Sentinelese showed up, strangely enough, without carrying any weapons.fresh coconuts on blue background,healthy food conceptAccording to Chattopadhyay, on this follow-up visit, the tribesmen climbed in their boat and took a full pack of coconuts. “They even tried to take the rifle belonging to the police, mistaking it to be a piece of metal,” she said.But things quickly took a downturn when one of Chattopadhyay’s colleagues attempted to obtain an ornament of leaves from one of the Sentinelese men. The gesture only invoked hostility. The anthropologists were made to leave instantaneously.Chattopadhyay returned to the island once again after that, but this third round was not helped by the weather and no aboriginal people showed up on the shores. After this trip, decisions at a higher level were brought that expeditions to North Sentinel Island should come at a halt.Photo by © Indian Coastguard/SurvivalOne of the major fears remains that any contact with the Sentinelese risks passing on pathogens carried by outsiders to which they do not have any immunity.During the 19th century, neighboring tribes inhabiting the archipelago faced a dramatic decline in populations following contact and outbreak of diseases such as measles. In this context, the hostility that the Sentinelese express when meeting someone foreign to them is nothing but a strategy to survive.It is best that they are “left alone” advises Chattopadhyay in her conclusion for the National Geographic interview.Read another story from us: Last of her Tribe – The Woman who Spent 18 Years Alone on a Deserted IslandOthers have also expressed a worry that the Sentinelese are currently undergoing a trauma, and that any further contact with them at this point, such as going to their island to find and collect the remains of missionary John Chau, may only worsen the situation and threaten their very existence.last_img read more

Dark High Contrast Theme for Windows 10

first_imgDark High Contrast Theme for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on December 06, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 9 commentsThemes in Windows have not changed all that much since the release of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system.All versions of Windows ship with a selection of themes that you can switch between. Microsoft divides themes up into regular themes and high contrast themes, but that is about it.Each theme may change the desktop background, color scheme, sounds and screen saver. If you want more customization, you need to patch system files first to install full themes afterwards.These full themes may change other interface elements, icons for instance.Dark High Contrast ThemeWindows 10 does not ship with a “real” dark theme. The closest to that is the high contrast black theme the operating system ships with, but the color scheme it uses is rather weird and probably not to the liking of most Windows users who want a dark theme.Dark High Contrast Theme is a new theme for Windows 10 that changes that. The theme can be installed without patching system files. It is also a high contrast theme, but one that is optimized specifically to paint most of the interface in black or dark colors.If you want, it is a modified copy of Windows 10’s own high contrast black theme. Its main achievement is that it takes away the weird colors and replaces them for the most part with better fitting ones.You may customize the color scheme by loading C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe%20shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL%20desk.cpl,Advanced,@@Advanced in Windows Explorer.One thing that you may want to do is change “selected text” colors as black on black is used by default. This means that you cannot distinguish between regular and selected text by default after enabling the Dark High Contrast Theme on your PC.Simply change the “selected text” colors to modify that. You may also change colors used to display the window background, text, hyperlinks, disabled text, active window title, or buttons.The theme displays the majority of Windows menus and applications fine. You may run into some display issues in third-party applications though.The color scheme in Firefox for instance may not be to your liking, but you may use controls provided by the browser to change that. Load about:preferences#content in the browser and click on the colors button to modify hypertext colors and others.This is not an option for all apps or programs though.Closing WordsDark high Contrast Theme adds more dark to Windows 10 than any other theme that does not require modification of system files. If you like your operating system dark, this is a theme you may want to check out.Since it takes a click to enable and undo any changes as well, there is little that can go wrong if you give it a try. Summary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 8 votes Software Name Dark High Contrast ThemeOperating System WindowsSoftware Category PersonalizationLanding Page http://generation-blue.deviantart.com/art/Dark-High-Contrast-Theme-For-Windows-10-649156084 Advertisementlast_img read more

New Relationship Banking Unit for Brentwood Bank

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology February 14, 2012 435 Views In Pennsylvania, “”Brentwood Bank””:www.brentwoodbank.com/ is launching a consumer-focused division targeting small to mid-sized businesses. The financial institution recently announced the addition of its Relationship Banking Unit, which will be dedicated to securing opportunities for the bank within the local business community.[IMAGE]Through its new segment, Brentwood Bank will provide a “”relationship banker”” for borrowers and customers, ensuring that the same professional will handle the client’s needs during the lifespan of the consumer’s transactions. Each “”relationship banker”” will serve as a full-service banking and loan professional for clients within the unit. Brentwood Bank utilized personnel from within the commercial and retail banking divisions to form the unit, and additionally, the company hired one new staffer to augment the existing personnel, adding Betty Karleski to the unit. Karleski comes from a non-banking background, previously working as a professional in the healthcare field, but her reputation as an expert in relationship building and management influenced the bank’s decision to hire her as part of its new team.Thomas Bailey, president and CEO of Brentwood Bank, commented on the company’s divisional expansion, stating, “”Although nearly every bank says that it has some form of relationship banking, what we believe sets Brentwood Bank apart is our singular focus on being engaged in the communities we serve. Unlike the structure of large national banks, our relationship banking professionals provide a true full-service experience to our customers.├âÔÇÜ├é┬á The relationship manager will provide a one-stop shop our customers desire, facilitating each customers’ needs – from asset management to loan services to remote deposit.””Bailey went on to add, “”We believe we have the right team of people to best serve our customers and continue to grow our Relationship Banking Unit. We are taking what we do best – serving the communities in which we operate – and creating opportunities for our customers to grow their business.””center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-02-14 Abby Gregory New ‘Relationship Banking’ Unit for Brentwood Banklast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Jewel Changi Airport

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterJewel Changi Airport (Jewel) will open its doors on 17 April 2019, offering travellers a world-class tourist destination and extending the already impressive offering of Changi Airport.Featuring a unique steel and glass façade, the much-anticipated Jewel will be located landside and seamlessly attached to Changi Terminal 1, with easy access from Terminals 2 and 3. Jewel will offer all travellers a vast array of options to dine, shop, play and stay, for hours on end.Mr. Ivan Tan, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communications at Changi Airport Group said: “Jewel’s unique mix of lush greenery and curated offerings that are a first in the region will add a new dimension to the overall #OnlyAtChangi experience for Australians. We are excited to welcome more travellers to Changi Airport, to a medley of new experiences integrating nature, play and retail.”Four-storey garden and a playground for everyoneJewel will offer a unique line-up of attractions, including the Forest Valley: four storeys of verdant landscaping, providing the perfect respite between shopping and dining stops and the 40-metre-tall Rain Vortex. Opening in June 2019, the Canopy Park – located on the topmost level of Jewel – will give visitors an array of play attractions, gardens and walking trails. Some of the play attractions include Canopy Mazes, a Bouncing Net and a Walking Net, a 50-metre-long Canopy Bridge and Discovery Slides, a ‘four-slides-in-one sculptural playground’ that children and the young-at-heart can enjoy.Suite of aviation facilitiesJewel will also have its own 130-room YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport, ideal for busy travellers who need flexible check-in and check-out timings. Also available from April, passengers with late departures from Changi Airport will enjoy the convenience of early check-in for their flights, with storage available even for their hand-carry luggage.First-in-Singapore showcaseFeaturing over 280 shops and eateries, Jewel will offer several first-in-Singapore brands such as Shake Shack, Pokémon Center Singapore, Burger & Lobster, Läderach and Pink Fish. Foodies with a taste for exotic cuisine need look no further with the introduction of TONITO, a Peruvian concept offering classic ceviche and iconic Pisco Sour cocktails. Singapore’s “dame of cooking”, Violet Oon, will also open her largest restaurant to date, offering popular local delicacies such as Dry Laksa, Beef Rendang, Satays and Roti Jala.Well-loved Singaporean brandsWell-loved homegrown brands such as Naiise and Supermama will also be in residence alongside national icon, Tiger Beer, which will unveil a first-in-the-world Tiger Street Lab offering exclusive-to-Jewel seasonal brews, inspired by elements of Singapore and fuelled by local ingredients.Five things you should know about Jewel:Jewel’s iconic structure was designed by world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, who also designed Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotelJewel’s Forest Valley will contain one of the largest collections of indoor plants in Singapore, dedicating 22,000 square metres of space to landscaping throughout the complexAt 40 metres tall, the breathtaking Rain Vortex will be located at the central core of the complex and will be the tallest indoor waterfall in the worldCanopy Park occupies a space of approximately 14,000 square metres, the equivalent of 11 Olympic swimming poolsThe Canopy Bridge, which suspends 23 metres above ground, will have glass panel flooring in the centre portion of the bridge for visitors to look right down to ground level of Jewel. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Paphos poacher fined over €2000

first_imgA 44-year-old man from Peyia, Paphos was slapped with a €2,300-fine for poaching, police said on Sunday.The man was caught hunting in a game reserve area in Polis Chrysochous. Officers of the game and fauna service also discovered that he had no permit to carry a hunting gun and that his hunter licence had expired in 2013.He was slapped with a €2,300-fine for poaching and was also charged for the illegal possession of firearms and is to present in court at a later stage.You May LikeList Nebula8 Cutest Exotic Dog Breeds From Around The WorldList NebulaUndoSalvagecarusa.comWhen Looking For Used Car Auto Loans, 3 Considerations | Insurance Cars for SaleSalvagecarusa.comUndoTieBreaker30 Sports Teams That Abandoned Their Fan BaseTieBreakerUndo LED-lighting the way by 2020UndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more