Chromebook Pixel: Why It Hurts To Slam Beautiful, Unnecessary Hardware

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img markhachman Tags:#Apple#Chromebook#design#Google#Macbook Pro#Retina display “How many people does it take to change a light bulb?” goes a version of the old joke, best told in a thick German accent, like Klaus Myers. “None, if properly engineered,” is the punchline. That joke speaks to us geeks who look beyond the “it just works” mentality, into something that approaches a harmony of function and purpose. And it’s why I simply hate criticizing products that aspire to a higher form, just because something simpler, cheaper and more straightforward will do just as well.Like the Chromebook Pixel.Quite honestly, I feel guilty about panning the Pixel. As Dan Lyons notes, Google designers have quietly taken their efforts to another level. But, as virtually everyone who attended Google’s Pixel press conference noted, the Pixel simply prices itself out of the game. For now, very little within Google’s cloud – whether it be its 100,000 Stars app or the upcoming Photos enhancement – justifies the 2,560 x 1,700 multi-touch display, not to mention the $1,300 price tag. Google’s Chromebook has established a niche as a wonderful companion PC or netbook: as long as you want to work on the Web, a $250 Chromebook fills the bill. So what the heck does anyone need Pixel for?Still, there’s so much in the Pixel that feels like an homage to notebooks I’ve loved before. On the outside, the Pixel is the aristocratic, well-bred child of a MacBook Air and the Lenovo ThinkPad: a solid, lightweight, rectangular slab of aluminum. A thin light bar on top glows blue when powered on, then cheekily flashes the Google rainbow as the lid closes. Google eliminated the icons on top of the I/O ports, correctly reasoning that most users would identify them by sight. No, there’s no magnetic connector holding the power cord in, but a large LED glows yellow, then green, when the Pixel is fully charged. Vents push air to the side, somehow, presumably through the ports. The “piano hinge” attaching the display to the frame slowly glides shut. There’s even a third microphone buried beneath the keyboard to eliminate typing noises during Hangouts.And, of course, there’s that jaw-dropping display. Don’t be afraid about the Web moving to a touch model; I tried out Internet Explorer’s showcase touch-enabled Web app, Contre Jour, and it runs just fine.Google Is Not AloneThe Chromebook Pixel doesn’t stand alone as an example of marvelously over-engineered hardware. Say what you want about Google’s Nexus Q – as the odd hybrid of an audio amplifier and media player, the fact that it only played back YouTube and Google Play videos eventually doomed it. But from a hardware standpoint, the odd little sphere with the LED strip around its equator and an amplifier inside was a revolution, just one that failed.I feel the same about the Lytro post-focusing camera, which many heralded as the evolution of consumer photography: terrific technology, but one that the world never needed. It didn’t help that the first iteration of the product looked like a spyglass, contained a woefully inadequate LCD viewfinder, and required the photos to be stored on the company website for best effect. Lytro has its fans, but the company’s status as the next “it” thing has long vanished.Everyone has their favorite examples of well-designed, yet ultimately irrelevant technology; the $1,699 Hitachi IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, for example, which doubles as a high-definition Monopoly table. The Microsoft Surface, possibly, a marvelous piece of hardware that still prices itself out of some tablet conversations. Some lumped Apple’s “retina display” MacBook Pros into this category when if first came out, although over time the MacBook has developed a wealth of graphics apps supporting it that could help justify the high-resolution display.(See also Apple’s Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display.)When Technology Trumps ProductI don’t review products for a living, but anyone who does do must constantly wrestle with a dilemma: How do you inform readers that a particular product may not be ready for prime time, but whose underlying technology is so innovative that it deserves commendation and even preservation? Two years ago, I wrote this piece about the Lytro, partly as a reaction to a generation of young bloggers who too-often seemed to naively accept the promise of any new technology.These days, the tech press seems to revel in asking the tough questions. If anything, the press pendulum has swung back toward cynicism.At the same time, though, crowdsourcing sites like KickStarter have become unabashed celebrations of entrepreneurship, bypassing the press to connect products directly with fans and backers.That’s a big difference: By exposing their plans and pricing, young start ups can work hand-in-hand with prospective customers. The risk of secrecy, as larger corporations sometimes discover, is that you can lose touch with the very customers you’re trying to court. And end up with a powerful, beautiful but over-priced, over-engineered product that isn’t well suited to meeting the needs of actual customers. It just hurts, sometimes, to have to be the one to break it to the folks who worked so hard to create something really cool that doesn’t have a clear place in the world.last_img read more

I’m Buying a Home, What Do I Look For?

first_imgBy Robin Landsman, Wake County Extension AgentThis is the third installment in Robin Landsman’s three-part series about homeownership. This post will cover successful strategies for purchasing a home that will meet a family’s needs.“I’m buying a home; what should I look for?” This is a question many PFMs have probably heard over the years. Determining housing needs and wants according to affordability before shopping, can help homebuyers avoid the disappointment of looking at houses they can’t afford or don’t need. The homebuyer’s lifestyle, and any special circumstances, should factor into the selection. As the homebuyer begins this process, he or she may find the assistance of a realtor to be very valuable. The help of a good agent will save time, allowing the homebuyer to take notes and ask questions while sorting through the hundreds of homes currently on the market. Here are some tips to share with potential homebuyers.First, determine what you can afford. Lenders determine mortgage qualification by assessing one’s credit report. If you know that you have had some late payments and a history of high consumer debt, it is best to postpone looking for a mortgage until you have a satisfactory credit record.A home is more than the bricks and mortar that make up the square footage and rooms. There are several concerns that must be taken into consideration before you select your future home: price, location, size, and amenities. Taking time to proactively examine whatyou want in a home will save you lots of effort when it is time to actually see potential homes. (See first post in this series here).Your price range depends on the amount of down payment you have saved and mortgage amount that the lender is willing to loan. Remember, just because the lender approves you for a loan amount, doesn’t mean you can afford the mortgage. There are lots of considerations, including other financial obligations that could impact your housing budget. (See the previous post in this series here).Location is crucial in your decision to purchase a home. Schools, shopping, services and commuting distance are all fundamental elements that will require your consideration and prioritization.The size of your family and what home features and benefits you seek are the criteria that you will need to use to determine your wish list for today as well as anticipated changes in the future. The needs of a married couple with no children will be different from a bachelor looking to enjoy the single life, or the single mom with three teenagers. A son caring for his disabled father may need to think about spacing for wheelchair access, the ability to add a ramp to the front entrance, or having a bedroom on the first level. In thinking about your needs, you will need to make allowances for any special circumstances that may exist.Many experts recommend making a list of what you and your family must have, would like to have, as well as what you don’t want and prefer not to have. It is important to find a home that fits with your particular lifestyle. The responsibility of yard maintenance may not work well for the businessman who spends 50 percent of his time traveling. The convenience of a townhouse or condo with a small patch of green grass at the entrance may work better. If you are environmentally conscious, finding a home with energy efficient features and appliances is a must. Or as a parent who enjoys spending time outdoors with your children, a home in a neighborhood with a playground, walking trails or a community pool would be very desirable.Your list of “wants” in your new home can be endless. It will help to do a bit of research so you can identify some of the amenities that you prefer. For example, you may prefer hardwood floors versus carpeting or vinyl siding versus brick. Note that certain features may be standard in certain price ranges of homes. Some of your desired amenities can be added, such as new appliances and cosmetic upgrades after you purchase the house; whereas location and lot size are fixed assets. Thinking about all the dimensions to a home will provide greater understanding of the purchase. Again, a realtor can be quite valuable in providing you with this information.As you create the profile of the place you will eventually call home, remember, you are about to make a big investment in your future and that of your family. Take time to think about those things that are important to you and that add to the quality of your life. To ensure your overall satisfaction of your home purchase, look for homes that address your needs, accommodate your wants and complement your life style within a comfortable price.Resources: Homebuyer ResourcesNorth Carolina housing finance agency I’m Buying a Home, What Do I Look For? by Robin Landsman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

Jamal Murray scorches with 46 on 9 3s as Nuggets hold off Suns

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue He’s rarely shot it better than he did Saturday night.Murray scored 46 points and made a career-high nine 3-pointers, carrying the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets to a 122-118 victory over the Phoenix Suns, the adrenaline from a big night helping him deal with the ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionMurray was 16 for 24 from the field with the second-most points he’s scored in a game this season. He scored 31 a night earlier in a win over San Antonio.The Suns almost overcame a 22-point, fourth-quarter deficit, drawing to 113-110 on Mikal Bridges’ 3-pointer with 1:51 to play. T.J. Warren hit a 3 to cut the lead to 117-113 with 30 seconds remaining, but the Nuggets closed it out with free throws in the final seconds. Kyrie Irving, Al Horford rally Celtics past Grizzlies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments TIP-INSNuggets: F Paul Millsap returned to action after missing the past eight games with a broken right big toe. He played 14 minutes. “We’ll see at altitude, I think that’s going to be the big challenge,” Millsap said about getting back into game shape. … Beasley played through a sprained left ankle. … Five other Nuggets players were inactive, including G Will Barton (hip/core surgery) and G Gary Harris (right hip).Suns: Booker was assessed a flagrant foul in the third quarter when his hard contact on Craig sent Craig sprawling to the floor under the basket after a breakaway. … Booker has 25 or more points in eight straight games. … Bridges, a rookie, made a career high five 3s.UP NEXTNuggets: Host New York on Tuesday night.Suns: Host Golden State on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Nikola Jokic added 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Denver, while Malik Beasley came off the bench to hit a career-high five 3-pointers for his 15 points.“He’s my security blanket,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said of Jokic. “At the end of the game, when the ball goes to him I know something good is going to happen.”Rookie Deandre Ayton scored a season-high 33 points and added 14 rebounds for the Suns. Ayton made 12-of-13 shots in the second quarter for 24 points, the highest-scoring quarter by a Suns rookie and sixth-highest by any Sun in franchise history.“I don’t think I started off playing well,” Ayton said. “Coach took me out and I got my second wind and went out and forgot about the scoreboard and just played hard.”Denver improved to 4-1 in the second of back-to-back games this season. The Nuggets made a season-high 18 3s for the second straight night.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Phoenix, the last-place team in the West, is 0-6 on the second night of back-to-backs this season and has lost four of its last five overall.Suns star Devin Booker bruised his lower back in the second quarter after he stepped in to draw a charge on the Nuggets’ Torrey Craig. Though announced as questionable for the second half, he returned and scored 27 points for the game, 20 in the second half.“We were worried if he could finish the game and be on the court,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “He was fighting through pain and he was leading the group when we needed him the most.”Murray started hot, knocking down his first three 3s and finishing the first quarter with 13 points. He had 15 in the fourth.Murray lobbed to Mason Plumlee for a dunk with 2:39 left in the first half, giving Denver a 57-37 lead.The Suns went on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 59-49, but Juancho Hernangomez hit a 3 just before the halftime buzzer for Denver. The Nuggets made 11 3s in the first half.Denver led by as many as 23 in the third quarter, but Ayton’s hook with 19 seconds got the Suns within 90-78. Denver scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter, but the Suns stormed back to make it interesting at the end.EXCHANGE OF THOUGHTSAs the Suns rallied in the fourth quarter, a fan yelled from the stands at Kokoskov. “Hey Igor, we can make some free throws!” the fan shouted.Kokoskov looked at him, pointed and said, “You’re right!” The Suns made nine of 14 for the game. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — There was no getting around the pain in his right ankle, so Jamal Murray figured out a way to deal with the injury.“I was trying not to move as much, kind of relied on my shot,” Murray said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibidlast_img read more

Alcatel, Chinese smartphone brand bets on Indian smartphone market

first_imgIndian smartphone market is expanding endlessly with new entrants getting bullish over opportunities available in this space. After Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi captivated the Indian consumers with Mi3 and Redmi 1S, another Chinese brand Alcatel, ventured into this space today armed with three android based smartphones and a phablet.The entire line-up of four gadgets runs on Android 4.2 Jelly bean. The smartphones that have been introduced feature the Idol series. Idol Mini, the entry level model is priced at INR 10,000, while the higher end gadget which is a phablet, Alcatel One Touch Hero, powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, comes with a price tag of INR 30,000. One Touch Hero sports an impressive 6 inch HD display, 3400 mAh battery and a 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded to up to 32 GB. It comes with a 13 MP rear camera and also houses a 2 MP front camera.    Sensing the opportunities available in the vast and diverse Indian smartphone market, new players are getting attracted. Considering the price sensitive consumers and their aspirations, an apt positioning of the product is required to make it successful.last_img read more

Ranking The Five Best WRs In Oklahoma State History

first_imgOn our podcast on Monday, Carson Cunningham and I tried to rank the five best wide receivers in Oklahoma State history. This led to an interesting discussion which you can listen to below at the 29:25 mark.Since not everyone listens to the podcast (although you should!), I wanted to post these on the blog for everyone to disagree with and comment on. Here are our five best WRs in school history as we discussed them on the podcast.Carson CunninghamJustin BlackmonRashaun WoodsDez BryantHart Lee DykesJames Washington“I love Rashaun,” said Carson, “I think you have to have a qualifier for him considering the offense he played in and still has like three of the top five games of all time. He’s a clear No. 2 for me. If you put him No. 1 I’m not going to argue with it. I can’t ignore two Biletnikoffs and the production Blackmon had.”Kyle PorterRashaun WoodsJustin BlackmonDez BryantHart Lee DykesJames WashingtonI should have Hart Lee higher. We both should. But we didn’t see him play live. We were four and three years old respectively so please forgive us. Washington is the best deep threat in school history and is primed to make a run at all of Rashaun’s career records his senior year if he stays. Somebody brought up that we should look at this on a per game basis, and I admit it gets a lot more interesting. Here are these five along with D’Juan Woods and Adarius Bowman.screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-1-36-38-pmBowman! Now, I sort of discount this a bit because Bowman spent his first two seasons at North Carolina, and there’s something to be said for being a homegrown talent like Washington. Plus Bowman is getting only his junior and senior year numbers in there. If you look only at Washington’s junior year so far he’s averaging six catches for over 100 yards and a TD. Still, I didn’t remember what No. 12 accomplished in his short time in Stillwater (and is still accomplishing).If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

a month agoKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpool

first_imgKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpoolby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jurgen Klopp admits he’s unsettled at Liverpool due to the local weather.Marc Kosicke says the German will consider his options in 2022.”Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” Kosicke told Spox.”We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.”One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.”Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.”During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.”During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Hi-Fi Corner: Spread the sound around with Yamaha’s RX-S601 receiver

first_img Editors’ Recommendations After quietly unveiling a revolutionary new take on multiroom sound with the new MusicCast system this summer, Yamaha today revealed a sleek and slim receiver packing MusicCast along with high resolution audio support, 4K passthrough, and a whole lot more. Introducing the new RX-S601 5.1 channel network AV receiver.At just over 4-inches tall, the RX-S601 casts a diminutive profile, but that shouldn’t cast any doubts on the bounty of features locked within. With MusicCast, the receiver is capable of streaming audio from virtually any source — be it a Blu-ray player, live TV, a turntable, or your smartphone — throughout the home to any of Yamaha’s 20 new MusicCast components. Those include receivers, speakers, speaker bars, and even professional grade monitors.Related: With Dolby Atmos and MusicCast, Yamaha’s YSP-5600 is the Rolls Royce of sound bars What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul In addition, the receiver offers Airplay, DLNA, and Bluetooth support, the latter of which with an added twist. Not only can users stream audio to the receiver via Bluetooth, the receiver can also send the signal back out to other Bluetooth enabled speakers — Yamaha, or otherwise.Of course, the RX-S601 also comes loaded with the same feature set we’ve come to expect from top receivers in the ever-evolving home theater landscape, including support for streaming multiple hi-res audio file formats at 24bit/192kHz resolution, decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Yamaha’s Cinema DSP 3D and 17 DSP effects. Digital-to-audio conversion is covered by a 24bit Burr-Brown converter. On the video side, the system is equipped with the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K UHD passthrough at 60Hz.Other features include Yamaha’s YPAO speaker calibration technology, and Compressed Music Enhancer designed to improve the sound quality of streaming music and MP3s. Pandora and Spotify are also built right in. Power is rated at 60 watts per channel.Yamaha’s sleek and slim new RX-S601 AV receiver will be available this month at a suggested retail price of $650.A version of this post first appeared on our “brother site” Digital Trends. The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo center_img The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic The Best Wired and Wireless Headphones for Travel last_img read more

Province Invests in Projects Worth 21 Million

first_img Shared total project cost: $ 3,106,200 ($1,035,400 provincial) The project provides for the design and installation of municipalwater and sewer systems for the Prince’s Lodge area. A one-kilometre extension of services will replace aging on-site sewagedisposal systems and individual wells for 56 households on LodgeDrive, Kent Avenue and Prince’s Walk. The installation of centralservices will enable residential growth in the area. Maplewood on the Lakes Subdivision Water Services, Phase 2Halifax Regional Municipality Shared total project cost: $615,000 ($205,000 provincial) The project will provide for the design and installation of Phase1A of a water distribution and sewage collection system forHerring Cove. The water distribution portion will provide for theinstallation of about 3.3 kilometres of water main to service 120households. It addresses the poor water quality and quantityconcerns with existing on-site wells, and will include meters andfire protection for all customers. Churchill Estates, asubdivision currently served by a well, will also be connected tothe Halifax Regional Water Commission system. The sewage collection system portion of the project will providefor about one kilometre of sewer to service 40 households, andwill replace aging, individual on-site sewage disposal systemsthat have malfunctioned due to poor soil conditions. Prince’s Lodge Water and Sewer ExtensionHalifax Regional Municipality Shared total project cost: $1,620,000 ($540,000 provincial) SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Province Invests in ProjectsWorth $21 Million This project will provide for the design and construction of twoartificial turf sports fields in the Spectacle Lake area ofBurnside. The new sports fields (one for soccer, the other forfootball and/or soccer) will be constructed to regulation sizeand will utilize the latest technology in artificial turf. Theproject also includes the construction of bleachers, lighting andparking. This is part of HRM’s Parks and Recreation business planfor the provision of sports fields. Moser River Fire StationHalifax Regional Municipality Shared total project cost: $958,005 ($319,335 provincial) Shared total project cost: $625,000 ($208,333 provincial) Shared total project cost: $365,802 ($121,934 provincial) Shared total project cost: $3,500,000 ($800,000 provincial) Shared total project cost: $2,000,000 ($500,000 provincial)center_img This project will provide for the design and construction ofPhase 1 of a new recreation facility in Clayton Park, which willreplace the outdated Northcliffe Recreation Facility. In additionto a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool, a leisure pool and a tot’spool, the facility will include a fitness centre, sauna, indoorwalking/jogging track and a community meeting space. Harbour East Artificial FieldsHalifax Regional Municipality Residents of Halifax County, Shelburne, Pictou and Bible Hill cansoon look forward to community improvements through 10 projectsbeing funded by the Nova Scotia government. The projects are mostly water and wastewater improvements, others are recreational and community-based improvements. The projectspromote safer drinking water, effective wastewater management,and healthier, safer communities. “The province will be investing $4.8 million in these projects. These investments will make important contributions to a healthyand safe environment in these communities, as well as encouraginglocal growth,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotiaand Municipal Relations. The federal and municipal governments will be funding thebalance. The provincial funding will be through the Canada-NovaScotia Infrastructure Program. Since 2001, the Nova Scotiagovernment has invested more than $64 million in 128 projectsacross the province through the program. Details on the projects announced today are as follows: Herring Cove Water and Wastewater Phase 1AHalifax Regional Municipality This project will provide for the construction of a RegionalMaterials Recovery Facility for the area served by the ShelburneJoint Services Board. This facility will provide for thediversion of construction and demolition debris. The first phasewill establish the construction and demolition waste-weighing,sorting and transfer station in the Town of Shelburne. The second phase includes the development of a full-serviceRegional Materials Recovery Facility, which will accept, process,store as needed, and divert for re-use construction anddemolition waste generated by the Shelburne Joint Services Boardarea. The board represents 3,850 households in the towns ofShelburne and Lockeport and the Municipality of the District ofShelburne. Water Treatment Facility Upgrade – Phase 2Town of Shelburne The project brings municipal water services to a subdivision thatcurrently relies on private wells, and whose 41 householdscurrently experience water-quality and quantity problems. This isthe second phase of a multi-phase program designed to service thearea. Phase 1 was approved under the program in 2001. Mainland Common Recreation FacilityHalifax Regional Municipality This project will provide for the continuation of upgrades to theRodney Lake Water Treatment Plant. The upgrade includes pilottesting for process selection and chemical requirements, as wellas the installation of filtration treatment equipment, chemicalfeed systems, monitoring and control systems, emergency power andon-site wastewater treatment. This upgrade will not only resultin a substantial improvement in water quality but will alsoensure compliance with provincial and federal water qualitystandards such as the reduction of trihalomethanes (THMs). This project will provide for the design, upgrading and expansionof the existing biosolids stabilization system at the East RiverPollution Abatement System’s wastewater treatment plant inTrenton. The existing aerobic digesters do not consistently meetthe regulatory requirements regarding biosolids application onland. The upgrade includes the installation of biosolids handlingand treatment equipment to increase the stabilization of thebiosolids through lime addition and pasteurization of thebiosoliods with supplemental heat. This project will help insure compliance with both current andfuture regulatory requirements through the treatment of biosolidsto the equivalent of USEPA Class A designation. The Trentonfacility serves 25,000 residents in the towns of Westville,Stellarton, New Glasgow and Trenton as well as a number ofurbanized areas within the Pictou County. Water Distribution Loop – Salmon River Crossing Phase 2Village of Bible Hill The project provides for the design and construction of a newfire station for Moser River that will replace the currentcondemned facility. The new two-bay station is necessary tomaintain fire and emergency health response for the community,and will provide new Emergency Measures Organization receptionand pandemic preparation. Biosolids ManagementPictou County District Planning Commission Shared total project cost: $ 8,000,000 ($1,000,000 provincial) Shared total project cost: $256,494 ($85,498 provincial) This project provides for the design and construction of thesecond phase of a water distribution system for Bible Hill,including crossing the Salmon River with a water main. It alsoprovides looping for Phase 1 to allow for alternate emergencydistribution and circulation to maintain proper disinfection. Regional Materials Recovery Facility – Transfer and StationShelburne Joint Serviceslast_img read more

Ravidas temple demolition case AAP accuses BJP of having antiDalit mentality

first_imgNew Delhi: Accusing the BJP of having an “anti-Dalit” mentality, the AAP on Thursday claimed that while the saffron party was pushing for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, it was behind the demolition of the Ravidas temple here. No immediate response was available from the BJP on the issue”The day we receive a denotification proposal from the DDA we will approve it and start construction. But no steps are being taken by the DDA. This shows that the BJP has anti-Dalit mentality,” Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh told reporters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He said that on one hand the BJP was pushing for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, on the other hand it was behind demolition of the Ravidas temple. He said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wrote to Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday, seeking a direction to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to initiate the process of denotifying the forest land where the Ravidas temple stood. The temple in South Delhi’s Tughlaqabad area was demolished on August 10 by the DDA on the direction of the Supreme Court. The demolition of the temple in a forest area in Tughlakabad led to a big controversy, with the AAP seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring that the land is given back to the community to rebuild the place of worship.last_img read more

Govt mulling another booster dose to reinvigorate economy

first_imgNew Delhi: The finance ministry is working on one more booster dose to give a leg-up to the economy that has hit over six-year low of 5 per cent, a senior finance ministry official said. The blue print for the stimulus is ready that would be announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the next few days, the official said without giving further details. The government announced a slew of measures in three dosages which include a special window for real estate, export incentives, bank consolidation and sops for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the automobile sector. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalEarlier this week, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das had said the government has taken a number of measures to boost the economy in three phases and indicated that more steps are likely. “I think with right measures taken, things should improve. It’s a positive trend that the government is responding fast and I don’t think we have heard the last from the government with regard to dealing with the current economic situation… My expectation is that it will be a continuous process and they would definitely be dealing with other challenges,” he had said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe first set of announcements was made on August 23 that included rollback of the enhanced surcharge imposed on foreign portfolio and domestic investors in Budget 2019-20. Sitharaman had in her maiden Budget raised the surcharge on income tax paid by super-rich individuals. The surcharge, levied on top of the applicable income tax rate, was hiked from 15 per cent to 25 per cent for those with a taxable income of Rs 2-5 crore, and to 37 per cent for those earning more than Rs 5 crore. This increased the effective tax rate for these two groups by 3.12 per cent and 7 per cent to 39 per cent and 42.74 per cent, respectively. Some 40 per cent of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) automatically came under the higher tax rate as they have been investing as a non-corporate entity, such as trust or association of persons (AOPs), which in the income tax law is classified as an individual for the purpose of taxation. It was followed by announcement with regard to consolidation of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into four on August 30. According to the consolidation exercise, United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce are to be merged with Punjab National Bank, making the proposed entity the second-largest PSB. Syndicate Bank is to be merged with Canara Bank. Allahabad Bank will be merged with Indian Bank. Andhra Bank will be amalgamated with Corporation Bank and Union Bank of India. This would be the second round of consolidation of PSBs. Earlier this year, State Bank of India had absorbed its five associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank to form the biggest public sector lender. In another merger, Bank of Baroda had taken over Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. Last week, the government announced a slew of measures to boost exports and the real estate sector. During the week, the finance minister will chair the 37th meeting of the GST Council, which is expected to discuss rate revisions for various sectors, including automobiles, fast-moving consumer goods, and hotels. Besides, she will meet heads of the PSBs to discuss issues, including following up on transmission of monetary policy rates.last_img read more

Under fire for inciting violence Trump renews attacks on US media

first_imgWASHINGTON – Under pressure over his no-prisoners, no-apologies style following the deadliest-ever anti-Semitic attack on U.S. soil, President Donald Trump sent his supporters Monday a familiar conservative comeback: it’s all the media’s fault.It was the clearest attempt so far by the president to redirect the criticism his own fiery language has faced in recent days, particularly after a Trump supporter was charged last week in a series of attempted pipe-bomb attacks on prominent Democrats, liberals and presidential critics.“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” Trump declared on Twitter. “The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open and obvious hostility and report the news accurately and fairly.”As if on cue, one of those pipe bombs — the 15th so far; officials had warned there could be more still in the U.S. postal system — turned up Monday at a mail facility in Atlanta, addressed to the headquarters of CNN, a frequent and popular target of the president’s ire.But it was the gunman who shattered the serenity of Pittsburgh’s leafy Squirrel Hill neighbourhood Saturday, reportedly shouting anti-Semitic epithets, who seems to have prompted Trump to renew and sharpen his attacks on the fourth estate — including with the historically loaded phrase “enemy of the people.”It all made for a tense White House press briefing Monday — especially when CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on whom exactly the president was describing in his tweets.“If you’re going to stand there and continue to say there are some journalists and some outlets in this country that meet that characterization, shouldn’t you have the guts, Sarah, to state which outlets, which journalists, are the enemy of the people?” Acosta demanded.“I think it’s irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president — not just blame the president, but blame members of his administration, for those heinous acts,” Sanders shot back. “I think that is outrageous and I think that’s irresponsible.”Trump is far from the only prominent conservative to use the media and its coverage as a political foil.“Make no mistake — he’s got the media on his side,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week in a speech kicking off the 12-month sprint to the 2019 federal election.And in an “open letter” that appeared in the Toronto Sun that same weekend, Scheer promised to “stand up to this government, the media, and the privileged elite on their behalf” — a turn of phrase that, while not as harsh as Trump’s, strikes a more confrontational tone than Canadians might be used to hearing.“There’s a portrayal of journalists as opponents to the average person, that they represent institutional adversaries of some kind, and this is new — and somewhat concerning,” said Prof. Tim Currie, director of the school of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax.A Trump-style assault likely won’t be in the offing, in part because it could be seen as aping the unpopular U.S. president, but also because the electorate in Canada isn’t as polarized as it is south of the border, he added.“Those divisions aren’t as apparent here in Canada as they are in the United States. I don’t think we’ve seen the fracturing of the media landscape to the same degree as we have in the U.S.,” Currie said. “It’s yet to be seen if it’s going to work here.”It all conjures memories of the sparring matches between the Parliamentary Press Gallery and the Prime Minister’s Office under Scheer’s predecessor Stephen Harper, whose party was combative with the national media in Ottawa.“You won’t believe what the Press Gallery just did in Ottawa,” the Conservatives told supporters in a 2013 fundraising email after the government refused to allow reporters — only photographers and TV cameras — to cover one of Harper’s caucus speeches.Most outlets chose to boycott Harper’s speech, ending up inside the New Democrat caucus room when the NDP made a show of welcoming them with open arms.“We knew they wouldn’t give us fair coverage,” the email read, “but this is a new low for the Ottawa media elite.”— Follow James McCarten on Twitter @CdnPressStylelast_img read more

Hudaks Conservatives snub First Nations town hall

first_imgAPTN National NewsOntario’s political parties did their best to convince First Nations chiefs that they have what it takes to govern the province.Well at least most of the parties did their part.A town hall was held in Toronto Wednesday night in advance of next month’s election.As APTN National News reporter Donna Smith tells us, one party was noticeably absent from the debate.last_img

Moroccans to Organize One Million March to Honor the Prophet

Taroudante – A group of Moroccan social media users are preparing for a “one million march”  for February 1 in protest of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s latest edition, which contains new provocative cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam in its first issue after the attacks on its headquarters in Paris.The organizing committee reportedly gathered yesterday in Casablanca to make the necessary arrangements so that the rally will be successful.A few days after it was announced, more than seven thousand have expressed their willingness to attend the event. According to the organizers, the rally, which is under the theme “No to mocking the prophet, No to terrorism,” will take place on February 1 at 10:00 am in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city.The organizers of the event said on their Facebook page that the aim of the march is to confirm that Moroccans denounce terrorism, but at the same time will not accept any mockery of the prophet of Islam.Officially, Morocco denounced the attacks that targeted the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, which killed twelve.At the same time, it banned the latest issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and all publications that have reprinted the provocative cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.The majority of social media users applauded Morocco’s refusal to participate in the solidarity march on Sunday in Paris, which was attended by more than 50 world leaders.Photo by Mohamed Mouad© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

An egg a day may keep heart disease away according to new

“The researchers accounted for many dietary and other behaviours in their analyses, but it is important to emphasise that eggs are not eaten in isolation, and overall healthy or unhealthy dietary patterns will always matter.”Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, said: “It’s possible that the lower risk of cardiovascular disease seen in those who consumed eggs on a daily basis may have been caused by something else in their diet or lifestyle – rather than a specific cause and effect.”The study was also carried out on a middle-aged Chinese population so the results may not be directly applicable to a UK population.”However, these findings may be reassuring for people who like to ‘go to work on an egg’ and are consistent with current advice in the UK; that eggs can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet.” The study followed more than 400,000 people in China The results are consistent with current UK advice that eggs can be part of a balanced diet Haemorrhagic strokes, caused by bleeding in and around the brain, are less common than ischaemic strokes, which are the result of a blockage. The group were followed up around nine years later, with daily egg consumption found to be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease overall.Those who ate up to one a day had a 26% lower risk of haemorrhagic stroke, 28% lower risk of haemorrhagic stroke death and an 18% lower risk of cardiovascular disease death, the study found.There was also a 12% reduction in the risk of ischaemic heart disease, or coronary heart disease, in those consuming an estimated 5.32 eggs a week compared to those eating around two. But they have a higher prevalence rate in China than in high-income countries.”This present study finds that there is an association between moderate level of egg consumption (up to one egg per day) and a lower cardiac event rate,” the authors wrote.”Our findings contribute scientific evidence to the dietary guidelines with regard to egg consumption for the healthy Chinese adult.” The results are consistent with current UK advice that eggs can be part of a balanced diet Professor Nita Forouhi, of the MRC epidemiology unit at the University of Cambridge, said: “The take home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits. The study followed more than 400,000 people in ChinaCredit:AFP Previous studies examining the impact of eggs on health have been inconsistent and most have found insignificant associations between consumption and coronary heart disease or stroke.Commenting on the findings, Tim Chico, professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield, said: “It is very difficult to determine the part any single element of our diet plays in our risk of developing heart disease.”This study has shown that people who eat more eggs have lower rates of a range of diseases including heart attack and stroke.”It is important to stress that this does not prove that eating eggs protects against these diseases, as there may be other differences between the people eating more eggs that cause these differences.” The 1960s advertising slogan, “Go to work on an egg,” may have offered sound dietary advice, according to new research that found an egg a day may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.Consumption of up to one egg daily was linked with lower rates of strokes and heart disease, according to the research published in journal Heart.Daily consumers also had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease when compared to those who did not eat eggs.The researchers, from Peking University Health Science Centre, examined data from 416,213 participants in China.At the start of the study, 13.1% of participants reported daily consumption of eggs and 9.1% said they never or rarely ate them. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Sandvik and Nokia team up to offer miners LTE and 5G networks

first_imgSandvik has signed an agreement with Nokia to further develop solutions for private LTE (Long Term Evolution) and 5G technology, continuing its focus on IoT solutions for the mining industry.The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (NDAC) platform offers pervasive connectivity enabling advanced applications and will initially be implemented and tested in the Sandvik test mine in Tampere, Finland, Sandvik said.“Sandvik’s decades-long work in automation has grown to include robust data analytics and process optimisation offerings, where connectivity and local computing power are crucial. Applications requiring high capacity and low latency are becoming increasingly important,” the company said.“Private LTE networks bring reliable and secure high capacity, low latency and wide coverage mobile broadband to serve mission and business critical industrial connectivity needs and offer a variety of terminals, sensors and other devices,” Sandvik added.The Nokia digital automation platform will operate both underground and in open-pit mines and offers a flexible connectivity platform for testing and developing Sandvik technology, according to Sandvik. “This network enables operation of autonomous vehicles, real-time monitoring of underground and outdoor premises to keep people and equipment safe, remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, as well as asset management, control and authentication,” the company said.Riku Pulli, Vice President, Automation, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, said: “Our cooperation with Nokia is another important part of our strategy to develop open, interoperable solutions for future mining needs. Enhanced connectivity is critical for smarter and safer underground operations, and we’re proud to work with Nokia to develop these enhanced connectivity options for our test mine and mining industry going forward.”Stephan Litjens, General Manager, Nokia Digital Automation, said: ”Pairing Sandvik solutions with 5G-ready NDAC architecture has proven to be an excellent match. We are truly motivated to continue collaborating to develop technology that meets the requirements of the often-harsh conditions they operate in – be it moist, hot, cold, and/or dusty.”Sandvik’s Pulli concluded: “Sandvik is a leader in mine automation and digitalisation, and Nokia offers leading technology in wireless connectivity. Together, we create innovative solutions for mining customers.”Recently Agnico Eagle Mines, which is pilot testing automated mining using the Sandvik AutoMine system at its La Ronde Zone 5 mine, confirmed it would install an LTE network at the operation in Quebec, Canada.last_img read more

Businesses are losing 15 billion due to employees playing Angry Birds on

first_imgThe U.S. economy has been struggling for years now, and there are a multitude of reasons for that: the collapse of the U.S. housing bubble, declines in credit availability, and all that mess with the banking system. Oh, and apparently Angry Birds.  According to research people are playing 200 million minutes of Angry Birds a day, which has been calculated to be cost business $1.5 billion in lost wages.We definitely can’t blame the economy on Angry Birds — the game was first released in 2009  at least a year after the economy started to tank. However, it’s interesting to put the numbers in perspective. The Atlantic used the same methodology that has been used in the past to calculate how much money companies lose around Fantasy Football or NCAA tournament time.As it turns out if people are spending 200 million minutes per day playing Angry Birds, that’s 866.7 million hours per year. Also, if 5 percent of those hours are spent playing at work, that’s 43.4 million hours that are spent playing the game while on the clock. The equation used uses $35 as the average hourly pay, and we’re assuming a lot of Angry Birds players don’t make that much, but that adds up to a cool $1.5 billion.Even the author of the post admits that there are some “really big assumptions in this calculation.” One being that five percent of the total number of Angry Bird hours are played during work; and two being the $35 average pay range.If people are indeed spending that much time at work playing Angry Birds, we’d like to counter the notion that this is a bad thing with a recent study we covered showing that taking a breaks during work by surfing the web actually made employees more productive in the long run. So, perhaps taking some time during work to play a level of Angry Birds can have the same positive effect?Read more at The Atlanticlast_img read more

Police question two Irish rugby stars over alleged sexual offences

first_img Nov 1st 2016, 9:35 AM http://the42.ie/3056357 Tuesday 1 Nov 2016, 9:35 AM Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO 48,607 Views Share2 Tweet Email Olding and Jackson in the Ulster colours. Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO Police question two Irish rugby stars over alleged sexual offences Ulster pair Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were quizzed by the PSNI before being released. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Olding and Jackson in the Ulster colours. Short URL By Ben Blake KRW Law, the legal firm representing Jackson, also expressed their disappointment that the information has been leaked to the media.“We act on behalf of Patrick Jackson,” their statement reads. “He rejects completely any allegations made against him. Patrick has co-operated fully with police in their inquiries and we have been liaising with police on his behalf.“We are both disappointed and indeed concerned that this information has been leaked to the press before the investigation has concluded and well in advance of any final decision. This has the potential to be prejudicial to our client’s interests.“We will not hesitate to take all necessary steps to protect his legal position as he is entitled to the presumption of innocence. We urge the media to restrain from any damaging speculation.”The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! No Comments ‘I feel like I have lost a year in my career’: Fit-again Conan eager to make up for lost time‘We have to be perfect’: Attack the only way to keep All Blacks off balance IRELAND AND ULSTER rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have denied any wrongdoing after the pair were arrested and questioned by the PSNI over alleged sexual offences.24-year-old fly-half Jackson and versalite back Olding, 23, were quizzed about the offences, which the BBC reports allegedly took place in Belfast back in June, before being released.Jackson was left out of Ireland’s squad for the trip to Chicago to face New Zealand this weekend for “personal reasons”, and Ulster Rugby released a brief statement this morning denying the claims.“Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been assisting the PSNI with enquiries,” it reads.The players deny any wrongdoing and have not been charged with any offence. As no charges have been brought forward, it would be inappropriate to comment further.” Add us: the42.ielast_img read more

Flights between Cork and the US will start at €65 oneway

first_img Share229 Tweet Email11 Norwegian Air file photo. Monday 5 Dec 2016, 9:41 AM Dec 5th 2016, 9:41 AM Norwegian Air file photo. Image: Shutterstock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3119887 The interior of a Norwegian Air Boeing 737. Source: ShutterstockBattleMacCarthy said everyone involved were taken by surprise by the granting of the licence on Friday evening.“We were all expecting an 18-month legal battle, so it took us all by surprise. It was a pleasant surprise,” he added.“We need to get the 61-day cooling period over, we need to get tickets on sale, and then the flights will start. So we’re expecting them to start probably the first week in July.“Tickets on sale early in the new year – that’s the good news. The reason there was such a battle is that the legacy airlines and the unions wanted to keep low-cost out of the transatlantic sector, and that’s why we fought so hard to get the licence.So we’re predicting the the fares will be in the €150 one-way mark, including your bag, and we think there will be some lead-in special offers around the €69 mark [return], to get the route primed.“So they’re going to be the lowest fares [for] transatlantic in Ireland, without a doubt.Asked whether it will be a “little cramped in steerage”, MacCarthy said: “I don’t think so, no – it’ll be 186-seater, a Boeing 737 MAX.It is aimed at the budget end of the economy, or of the market, but it will be fine, it will be a brand new aircraft with good service.MacCarthy added that he was hopeful NAI would recruit in Cork, due to the presence of the Atlantic Flight School at Cork Airport. As part of the licence conditions, the airline confirmed it will only recruit in the EU or the US.Transport Minister Shane Ross and business groups on Leeside have welcomed the new routes, which will further buoy passenger figures at Cork Airport, which is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority.Cork Airport is expected to see 8% growth this year compared to 2015.Read: Transatlantic flights from Cork finally get the go-aheadRead: Your crash course in… Norwegian Air’s Irish problem Flights between Cork and the US will start at €65 one-way Norwegian Air International and Wow Air are both expected to start transatlantic flights from Cork to nine US cities in 2017.center_img 44 Comments THE MANAGING DIRECTOR of Cork Airport has said that newly announced flights between Cork Airport and the US will start at €65 one-wayOn Friday, the US Department of Transportation finally granted a transatlantic permit to Norwegian Air International (NAI), ending the logjam over transatlantic flights from Cork.The airline will initially launch a Cork to Boston service in July at the promotional €69 (€65) fare, and also plan a route to New York.Icelandic low-cost airline Wow Air will begin also their transatlantic routes from Cork to nine US cities in May, meanwhile. Wow’s fares – which exclude a bag – begin at €149.99 one-way for flights to New York, Boston and Washginton.Both airlines are have previously signalled their ambition to be the “Ryanair” of transatlantic travel, which may reduce prices across the industry for flights between Europe and the US.Niall MacCarthy, managing diector of Cork Airport, told TheJournal.ie:Low-cost transatlantic travel is coming to Cork and general prices are heading south.MacCarthy added that Norwegian’s licence includes a 61-day cooling off period, which means tickets are not expected to go on sale before February.In a separate statement to TheJournal.ie, Norwegian spokesman Anders Lindstrom said:These are routes that will launch with $69 [€65] fares and have average return fares of $300 to $350 [€326], including taxes.Norwegian’s fares include a bag, Linstrom added.“There’s a 61-day cooling-off period, but we’re extremely confident that at the end of the cooling-off period the licence will be forthcoming,” MacCarthy told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today.We’re delighted that another low-cost airline, Wow Air, who already have a licence, are committed to flying from Cork to nine north American destinations, starting next May. Short URL Image: Shutterstock “They’re in the low-cost sector, they’re starting at €65 one way, they stop off for an hour and a half in Reykjavik in Iceland, en route.So we’ll have two transatlantic airlines next year in Cork Airport, making us Ireland’s newest transatlantic airport. 29,174 Views By Darragh Peter Murphylast_img read more

Un gigantesque télescope siègera bientôt au sommet dun volcan à Hawaï

first_imgUn gigantesque télescope siègera bientôt au sommet d’un volcan à HawaïLe Conseil d’administration des terres et ressources naturelles de l’État d’Hawaï a donné son accord pour le projet de construction du plus grand télescope du monde au sommet du Mauna Kea, un de ses volcans. Le plus grand télescope du monde siègera bientôt à Hawaï, au sommet du volcan Mauna Kea. C’est ce qu’a annoncé l’Etat dont le Conseil d’administration des terres et ressources naturelles vient tout juste de donner son feu vert malgré la protestation d’une partie de la population pour qui ce projet profane le sommet sacré de la montagne constituant un passage vers le Paradis. Des défenseurs de l’environnement avaient eux aussi demandé l’arrêt du projet, en affirmant que celui-ci nuirait au Nysius wekiuicola, un insecte rare mais le Télescope de Trente Mètres (Thirty Meter Telescope) va finalement bien voir le jour.Toutefois, le Conseil a imposé une vingtaine de conditions, incluant une formation obligatoire, pour les employés, sur la culture hawaïenne et les ressources naturelles. Le Thirty Meter Telescope est censé permettre aux astronomes d’étudier la formation des étoiles et planètes et d’observer celles qui orbitent autour d’étoiles autres que le Soleil. Ajouté à cela, ce télescope aidera les chercheurs à mieux comprendre les origines de l’univers en scrutant à près de 13 milliards d’années-lumière de distance. Il faut dire qu’en prenant place au sommet du Mauna Kea (qui compte déjà une dizaine de télescopes), ce nouveau venu se placera au-dessus des nuages, à 4.200 m d’altitude, et bénéficiera ainsi d’une vue dégagée sur le ciel 300 jours par an. De plus, Hawaï étant relativement isolée au centre du Pacifique, la pollution atmosphérique et lumineuse de ses petites villes ne posera aucun problème, bien au contraire.Une surface d’observation neuf fois supérieure À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreCe projet pharaonique d’environ un milliard de dollars est dirigé par l’Association des universités canadiennes pour la recherche en astronomie (soit 20 institutions à travers le pays dont quatre au Québec), le réseau de l’Université de la Californie et le California Institute of Technology. La Chine, l’Inde et le Japon participent également au projet en tant que partenaires tout comme l’Université d’Hawaï par l’intermédiaire de l’État qui loue ses terres. Grâce à ces partenariats, le futur télescope bénéficiera d’une technologie de pointe.Ainsi, le principal miroir segmenté du télescope, qui fera près de 30 mètres de long, lui permettra de disposer d’une surface d’observation neuf fois supérieure à celle du plus grand télescope optique actuellement en service et d’obtenir des images trois fois plus détaillées, précise l’AP. Toutefois, ce nouveau télescope sera rapidement détrôné par le Très grand télescope européen, dont le miroir devrait mesurer 42 mètres mais dont la construction ne devrait pas s’achever avant 2021.Le 16 avril 2013 à 17:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Raul Albiol bullish about Serie A title hopes

first_imgNapoli defender Raul Albiol is adamant the Serie A title is far from over despite Juventus’ perfect start to the season.Juventus currently hold a 100% record in the Serie A as they bid to reclaim their title.The Bianconeri have established a six-point lead over Carlo Ancelotti’s side with a win over them last weekend but Albiol is bullish about his team’s chances.“A few mistakes cost us,” Albiol recalled on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.“In those kinds of games, you get punished for every mistake. They were more aggressive after they equalised, but the goal was more about our mistake.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“After 2-1 we started playing again, we had a lot of chances but it’s difficult having 10-men away at Juventus.“Is the title race already over? No, it’s not over. We knew from the start that Juventus were favourites, they spent a lot of money and bought great players. But it’s too early to say they’ve already won.“We know we have to do a lot to be up there with them, but there’s no use talking we just have to think about winning, starting with Sunday.“If we keep winning then it’s all to play for.”last_img read more