Computer giant working with Indian Brook school

first_imgAPTN National NewsSome Mi’kmaq high school students put their skills and their robot to the test.The group recently competed at the world robotics championship in Michigan.As Trina Roache reports, they’re already planning bigger and better things for next year.last_img

Mike Conely Has Humorous Reaction to People Implying His

pic.twitter.com/MH2ApgzuSx— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) July 20, 2017 Gotta wake bruh up immediately!! pic.twitter.com/1TB3blRekV— Side Niggas Inc. ⚡️ (@AubryBe2raw) July 20, 2017While such a mockery may have left other people upset, Conley responded by humorously comparing the incident to an episode of “Maury,” where talk show guests learn the paternity of their children. Jokes aside, Conley also maintained Myles was indeed his son in a scrolling Instagram post Thursday, July 20. Mikey Conley has been married to his wife, Mary, since 2014.(Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Biracial children can be born with skin tones that are vastly different from their parents, but one group of Twitter users may not have been aware of that while crafting a post about the son of Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley.The Turf Talk Boys account posted a photo Tuesday, July 18, of Conley with his wife, Mary, and their toddler son, Myles Alex, claiming the child was born as a result of Mary cheating on her husband.Mr. Nice Guy Mike Conley at it again. He stayed with his wife after she cheated on him and had another man’s baby pic.twitter.com/OdgC5KgGSg— Turf Talk Boys (@Turf_Talk_Boys) July 18, 2017A flood of reactions buying into the tweet followed.that nigga tripping … hell nah— K A N E U S A (@CardoGotWings) July 19, 2017 read more

PSG are closing in on Rose

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are edging closer to signing Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur, according to Express.The French champions want to sign Rose before the close of the transfer window closes on August 31. Rose has lost his starting berth in the Spurs team to Wales international Ben Davies and Tottenham are considering selling him at the right price to the right buyer.But Spurs might be forced to drop their demand for a £50million fee after competition for his services decreased with Schalke now out of the race.The German side, who were the one-time front-runners, opted to go for Lille’s Morocco international Hamza Mendyl instead of Rose.Harry Kane, England‘I’ve never done it!’ Harry Kane hits back at diving claims Andrew Smyth – September 9, 2019 Tottenham striker Harry Kane has hit back against suggestions accusing him of diving twice already in the new Premier League season.The Paris giants are keen on Rose, who could find himself third choice left-back in the Tottenham pecking order behind Ben Davies and Kyle Walker-Peters.Meanwhile, Besiktas have switched their attention to signing Fraser Forster from Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet. The Turkish club have been in search of a goalkeeper all summer, targeting the likes of Arsenal’s Petr Cech and Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet.Forster still has four years left to run on his contract but Saints boss Hughes has said he will listen to offers for him this month.last_img read more

John Arne Riise picks between Klopp or Mourinho

first_imgLiverpool great John Arne Riise revealed he would rather play under Jurgen Klopp than Jose Mourinho now as the Manchester United boss has changedThe former Norwegian left-back was still playing at Liverpool when Mourinho first arrived in the Premier League to take charge of Chelsea in 2004.The Portuguese spent three years at Stamford Bridge and won 124 of his 185 matches along with winning back-to-back league titles.However, nowadays Mourinho finds himself on the receiving end of a lot of criticism with United struggling down in sixth-place in the standings and 16 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.“I think Mourinho is different now to some years ago,” Riise told ESPN.“You mentioned him [talking negatively] in public about certain players. It’s something that is weird and strange. But he might have his reasons for doing it.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I don’t think people should question Mourinho and his tactics, but it looks weird from the outside.“I would rather play for Klopp at this time than Mourinho [because] of how they are as a manager. But I think the results speak for themselves also. Mourinho is a great manager, but I’m more on the Klopp side.“I used to be, and still am, a big fan of Mourinho because of how he set up his team when he came to Chelsea and how they played their football.“I have no problem admitting that I think Mourinho is brilliant, even though I played for Liverpool and Rafa [Benitez] was somebody else.“I personally love football and have no problem saying certain things about other teams or coaches. Mourinho, I think, was brilliant.”The Liverpool-United match will begin at 17:00 (CET) at Anfield on Sunday.last_img read more

No new charges for Grace Ann Brooks Inakesha buried Thanksgiving Weekend

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Dec 2014 – No new charges for the mother of Inakesha Brooks Armour; who was last week Friday laid to rest in a funeral service in Florida. Brooks Armour, the 34 year old Grand Turk native was facing a traumatic case, where she was charged with trying to kill her 3 month old son, Cayden by drowning in a Miramar canal. One day before facing formal charges, Inakesha was found dead on the bathroom floor, she killed herself by overdosing on medication; Magnetic Media learned that her death last month is now officially ruled a suicide. Grace Ann Brooks is still facing charges linked to Cayden; for neglect. Little Cayden remains hospitalized at Joe DiMaggio Hospital and is non-responsive. The family flew from TCI to Florida for the funeral, and there are still appeals for financial assistance for the Brooks family. Related Items:florida, grace ann brooks, Inakesha Brooks-Amour, Joe DiMaggio hospital Recommended for you Turks and Caicos to be affected by closed sea ports in Florida Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp No bond for alleged terrorist of Bahamian descent Cruise Ship suspected of Norovirus due to dock in Grand Turklast_img read more

2010 Folio Award Winners Announced

first_imgClick here to view the complete list of Eddie Awards winners. [pdf] Click here to view the complete list of Ozzie Awards winners. [pdf] The winners of the 2010 Folio: Awards, the largest competition for magazines, were announced today to a sold-out audience at Sentry Center in New York City. Folio:’s Eddie and Ozzie awards recognize the best in editorial and design excellence.last_img

Shah Rukh Khan opens up about his next movie says My next

first_imgShah Rukh KhanBen Pruchnie/Getty ImagesAfter the failure of Shah Rukh Khan’s last film Zero, fans are curious to know about SRK’s next movie. Although there has not been any declaration on those lines, the superstar has now spoken about his upcoming project.Shah Rukh during a recent interview after being honoured with a doctorate degree from the University of Law in London, made an interesting statement when asked about his next film.A video from the interview has been doing the rounds on social media that shows Shah Rukh saying that his next role will be “as sexy as you want” to be.”My next role will be as sexy as my last one. So you want me to be a sexy father, a sexy hero, sexy whatever you want me to be. My next role will be as sexy as you want me to be,” SRK told BBC.The actor during the same interview spoke about the progressive changes that have come for women in the industry in the current time. He appreciated the changing “attitude” of people for women at the workplace.”The roles of women and the kind of attitude you have at the workplace for women is changing for positive. There will be discrepancies and ups and downs too. There were times when I was working in the ’90s that if a lady got married, she normally did not have the opportunity to come back and act in a film but now all of them are acting in films and its so seamless and nice, so I think lots of positive stuff for female actors in the film industry,” he said.Shah Rukh has been having a dull phase since at the box office since quite some time. Zero was a highly anticipated film, and its failure has not only disappointed his fans but apparently affected SRK too. However, the actor appears to have moved on from the debacle and is now all set to surprise fans with a new project.”I want to make ppl happy now personally and change their lives” This beaming face adds more attraction to his wizard, appealing charisma@iamsrk ❤ and his interview for @bbcasiannetwork after receiving his 4th doctorate speaking about #MeToo movement#UniversityOfLawHonoursSRK pic.twitter.com/MF9gcTni4o— ѕαмα мσнαмє∂?? (@samagenedy) April 5, 2019last_img read more

Tata Sons Gets Rs 11000 Crore Dividend Boost From TCS

first_imgA massive dividend announced by India’s second largest software firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for fiscal year ending March 2015 seems to give much needed financial cushion for the parent company, Tata Sons.The record dividend payment will help Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry to fulfil financial obligations in cash-strapped units of the $103-billion conglomerate.The Mumbai-based software major TCS handed out a dividend of ₹15,474 crore to its shareholders last fiscal year, replacing state-owned miner Coal India as the highest dividend payer in the country.Coal India, which has been the top dividend payer for many years in the past, slipped to second place doling out ₹13,075 crore dividend in the fiscal year 2014-15.Last fiscal year, Tata Sons, which has a stake of 74% stake TCS, was given a dividend ₹11,450 crore, more than twice it earned in the previous fiscal year, 2013-14. The dividend was also slightly more than revenues earned by pharma giant Cipla in FY15.”A significant part of the dividend income earned by Tata Sons gets re-invested in group companies,” a Tata executive told The Economic Times.The dividend payout is expected to give the much-needed financial boost to Tata Sons, as its big units such as Tata Motors and Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) struggle with losses and fail to pay any dividends.Consolidated debt of Tata Motors stood at ₹73,610 crore last fiscal year, the highest among the group companies. Tata Steel has a debt of ₹69,000 crore followed Tata Teleservices with ₹35,000 crore.”Then there are other financial commitments to make, like in Tata Teleservices and Tata Singapore Airlines,” the Tata executive added.With the help of TCS’ dividend, Tata Sons will be able to acquire Docomo’s share in Tata Teleservices. Tata Sons, which is currently embroiled in legal tussle with Japanese Docomo, may require fresh funds worth about ₹12,000 crore to accomplish business needs in the telecom unit.Tata’s new domestic airline Vistara, formed as a result of joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, is yet to make an impact and it also needs funds to better position itself in the intensifying competition in the aviation industry.”Although TCS has been the cash cow for Tata Sons, such high dividend (Rs 79 per share) which includes special dividend (of Rs 40) may not come every year,” said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head (fundamental research), Karvy Stock Broking.last_img read more

NCLT approves Reliance CommunicationsAircel merger Brookfield deal

first_imgA worker cleans a mobile store of Reliance Communications Ltd, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2016.Reuters fileThe National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday passed an order allowing the Aircel-Reliance Communications merger and also the Brookfield Towers sale to proceed, according to an IANS report on Monday.According to sources, the tribunal overruled objections of Bharti Infratel, GTL and Ericsson. Further, according to a CNBC-TV18 report, the deal will help the company reduce its debt by Rs 11,000 crore.NCLT also allowed Reliance Communications’ (RCom) tower arm to carry out a 51 per cent stake sale to Canada’s Brookfield for Rs 11,000 crore.Together, both the deals could reduce the telecom firm’s debt of nearly Rs 45,000 crore by as much as 60 per cent, ET reported last week.RCom was in the news recently after its debt situation raised questions. Bonds of the company have taken a hit on global exchanges, while back home, the shares also took a hit.RCom and Aircel had signed a definitive document for a proposed merger scheme of their respective wireless businesses on September 14, 2016.Subsequently, the two telecom operators moved all the relevant statutory and regulatory bodies for approval of the merger scheme. The Competition Commission of India gave its approval to the merger scheme in February 2017.Sources said the merger scheme before the NCLT-Mumbai Bench will see the final order being passed on September 13, 2017.The Anil Ambani-owned telco’s counsel had earlier said that it was running against time to complete the merger with Aircel and stake sale in its tower business. The beleaguered telecom company, which has defaulted on some repayment obligations, needs to complete the merger as well as the tower sale within the seven-month breather it has from lenders, which expires in December, ET had reported.The buzz of rejig plans, including asset monetisation plans, boosted the stock. The RCom stock touched an intraday high of Rs 24.20 and an intraday low of Rs 20.10 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Pharma strategy GlaxoSmithKline sets up first team for acquisitions in 93 years

first_imgA British Airways airplane flies past a signage of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London in this file photo. GlaxoSmithKline is said to have formed a separate team to chalk out aggressive acquisition plans to further its growth in the competitive Indian market. REUTERS/Luke MacGregorGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals is scouting for acquisitions in the domestic market for the first time since it started its operations in the country 93 years ago, according to a Business Standard (BS) report on Monday.The change in strategy for a company which has preferred to rely on its traditional strengths in the branded generics space. The decision to grow inorganically comes at a time when the government is increasing price over branded generic medicines which has affected the company’s profitability.”So far, our inorganic growth in India has primarily been driven by global acquisition strategy,” Managing Director Annaswamy Vaidheesh told the financial daily.The firm has established products like Zinetac, used for acid peptic ulcer therapy, which have been included in the National List of Essential Medicines (NELM), and reduction of prices on these drugs has affected the firm’s margins.Since the NELM inclusion, Zinetac’s value has fallen 5 per cent, despite its volumes increasing 36 per cent, Business Standard said. Zinetac has market share of 47 per cent in the category, according to December 2016 data from IMS.The UK-headquartered company recorded compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of a meagre 4.4 per cent to Rs 3,000 crore for 2016-17. Profit declined to Rs 337 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 429 crore in 2011. For the first quarter of fiscal 2018 ended June 30, 2017, net sales touched Rs 587 crore, with profits at Rs 26 crore. The company changed its financial year to March-ending in 2014-15 from December-ending earlier, the report said.Regulatory headwinds, eroded marginsDespite pricing headwinds propelled by the government’s social obligations finding their way into pharmaceutical policy, the firm has cemented its commitment to India by investing Rs 1,000 crore in a new manufacturing facility in Vemgal, Karnataka. Another Rs 500 crore is being spent for upgrading a facility in Nashik, near Pune. It is now bringing more products in areas of respiratory drugs and vaccines from its global pipeline to India, the BS report said.In 2015, the parent company, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, had swapped its marketed oncology portfolio with the vaccine business of Novartis AG, Switzerland. This involved the swapping of their businesses in India, too, the BS report said.The parent company got its current identity with the merger of Glaxo Wellcome with SmithKline Beecham in 2000.Vaidheesh said that it was only in the recent past that the company built a India team to evaluate inorganic growth opportunities in the domestic market. “Since we have got our manufacturing footprint more or less sorted, it is time for us to look at what else we can do to drive growth,” Vaidheesh told the financial daily. A woman walks past a GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd logo outside the company headquarters in Mumbai in this December 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiRegulatory pressures on Indian pharmaceutical companies have been worsening by the day, accompanied by pricing pressure in the generics segment denting realisations.USFDA alerts on Indian pharma companies have increased over the past few years. Regulators used to visit the plants every two years. Now they come every eight months. Increasing inspections have led to a total of 41 import alerts in the past eight years, with 33 of them occurring in the 2013-16 period. This clearly signifies increased USFDA scrutiny on Indian pharma firms.last_img read more

Universities to be held responsible for students activities Edu minister

first_imgeducation minister Nurul Islam NahidUrging the private university vice-chancellors (VCs) to keep their students away from any kind of movement, education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said they should be held accountable for the activities of the students, reports UNB.He made the call while addressing an emergency views exchange meeting with the VCs and pro-vice-chancellors of all private universities at the International Mother Language Institute in the capital.Claiming that the government has already accepted all the nine demands of the students which will be met gradually, Nahid expressed his wonder as to why the private university students staged demonstrations on Monday.”After my meeting with the heads of all educational institutions on Sunday (5 August), students went back to classes. It’s a wonder why students of some private universities staged demonstrations on Monday (6 August). I can’t understand the reason behind their grievances,” he said.The education minister expressed doubt whether the students demonstrated after being instigated by some evil forces.As per the demand of the students, he said, prime minister Sheikh Hasina would soon open work on constructing underpasses in front educational institutions in crowded areas in the city. “Their other demands will also be fulfilled gradually.”Nahid urged the heads of the private universities to make the students understand not to pay heed to any rumour.As the VCs demand unconditional release of students arrested during Monday’s demonstrations, he said actions will be taken as per law against those committed crimes.The education minister, however, said no innocent student will be punished.University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman professor Abdul Mannan chaired the programme jointly organised by the education ministry and UGC.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday November 18

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.Since last Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump, much of the nation has been in a state of volatility, with many experiencing great anxiety and anger. We’ll dedicate both hours of AFRO First Edition to, “Liberation Music3,” featuring musicians and social change agents, Navasha Daya, Ama Chandra and Scott Paynter of Jah Works, playing some of their favorite liberation songs. Plus, thoughts on the week that was with AFRO managing editor Kamau High.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

Cards Fall to No 3 Virginia 6452

first_img RSN Postgame Quotes Chris Mack Postgame Press Conference Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Postgame Notes Christen Cunningham Postgame PDF Box Score Matchup History Story Links Photo Gallery Next Game: at Boston College 2/27/2019 | 9 p.m. Preview LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — De’Andre Hunter scored 19 of his career-high 26 points after halftime, and No. 3 Virginia rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat No. 18 Louisville 64-52 on Saturday.The Cavaliers (24-2, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed early in the second half before regrouping to hold the Cardinals (18-10, 9-6) to 6 of 30 from the field (20 percent) and 31 percent shooting overall. Virginia also found its offense, shooting 59 percent and using a 12-1 run over 4:36 for a 55-48 lead it stretched to 12 for its fourth consecutive victory.Hunter was perfect after the break, making all six shots to finish 9 of 11 from the field. Mamadi Diakite added 14 points, while Jay Huff came off the bench to score 12. The Cavaliers maintained at least a share of the conference lead in the process.After making 10 of 16 from long range in the first 20 minutes, Louisville managed just 2 of 17 afterward and lost for the fifth time in seven games.Jordan Nwora had 17 points and reserve Ryan McMahon scored 12 for the Cardinals.POLL IMPLICATIONSVirginia continued its push toward the top of the AP Top 25 with the victory. Louisville figures to fall out of the poll with its second double-digit loss this week.BIG PICTUREVirginia: The Cavaliers improved to 8-2 against ranked foes and won their eighth in a row over Louisville. While they shut off the inside throughout the game, their patience in letting the Cardinals shoot themselves out paid off as they won on the boards 39-28 while dominating the paint 38-4.Louisville: The Cardinals needed this victory for reasons beyond conquering their nemesis. They instead continued their freefall in the standings, and their failure to generate anything inside was a key factor.UP NEXTVirginia: hosts Georgia Tech on Wednesday in its lone regular-season meeting with the Yellow Jackets.Louisville: visits Boston College on Wednesday night, seeking a season sweep of the Eagles after winning the earlier matchup 80-70 last month.—More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Snap CFO Drew Vollero Is Out Replaced by Amazon Exec Tim Stone

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Vollero had been hired by Snap in 2015, with the goals of growing the company’s revenue and preparing it for an IPO. Before joining the Snapchat maker, Vollero had been working for 15 years in finance roles at Mattel.The replacement of Vollero with Stone comes after Snap had been struggling for months with lower-than-expected user growth numbers and a declining share price. These problems also manifested themselves in the company’s most recent Q1 2018 earnings report, which showed anemic user growth, to the tune of 4 million for the quarter.Following those results, Snap’s stock cratered 17%. At the close of the markets, Snap shares traded for $10.74 on Monday, down more than 50% from a 12-month high a year ago.Monday’s news was greeted with muted optimism by investors, who sent the stock up just 1% in after-hours trading.Some of their hesitation may be explained by the fact that much of Snap’s problems seem to be structural and product-related. The company rolled out an ambitious redesign earlier this year that was supposed to make the service more accessible to new users, but ended up causing an uproar with Snap’s existing user base.All the while, Facebook has been rapidly growing Instagram, a key competitor to Snapchat. Instagram reached 500 million daily active users last summer, while Snapchat has been stuck below 200 million daily active users.CNBC was first to report the news of Vollero’s replacement Monday.center_img Snap is swapping out its CFO: The corporate owner of Snapchat is replacing its current CFO Drew Vollero with Tim Stone, a longtime Amazon executive.The company announced the news in a regulatory filing Monday, stating that it had come to an agreement with Vollero on Friday and that he would continue to serve until May 15.“I am deeply grateful for Drew and his many contributions to the growth of Snap,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in a statement relayed in the filing. “He has done an amazing job as Snap’s first CFO, building a strong team and helping to guide us through our transition to becoming a public company. The discipline that he has brought to our business will serve us well into the future. We wish Drew continued success and all the best.”On May 16, Stone will take over as the new CFO of the company. Stone had been working in various roles at Amazon since 1998. He most recently served as the company’s VP of finance, and before that had served as the company’s VP of physical stores.last_img read more

Boston Dynamics Atlas shows balance WildCat sprints untethered w Video

first_img © 2013 Phys.org DARPA’s ATLAS robot unveiled (w/ Video) The feat is a tribute to the company’s control system for the robot. The demo shows how Atlas can stay upright using kinematic and load data from its sensors. Commenting on his reaction to seeing Atlas stay balanced despite being hit by the ball, Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield, told the BBC it was “an astonishing achievement” and “remarkable feat.” Next on the engineering agenda is to give Atlas an articulated head with stereo cameras and a laser range finder, along with sensate hands capable of using tools. More information: www.bostondynamics.com/index.html Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is a four-legged robot designed to travel 20 miles on rough terrain carrying 400 lbs of load. The video shows field testing at Twentynine Palms, CA. Testing includes rough-terrain mobility, endurance, visually guided following, GPS guided maneuver, and overall reliability. LS3 is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. The company’s history dates back to when it was a spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Marc Raibert and colleagues developed animal-inspired robots. They founded the company in 1992. 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 Atlas is part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge Program. The robot is tethered, powered from an off-board, electric power supply. Atlas’ reason for being is to serve as a humanoid robot that will be capable enough to move in outdoor, rough terrain. The limbs need to perform well, to be able to lift, carry and manipulate in rough environments. Atlas was unveiled in July at the company, as a robot that can respond to dangerous emergencies.The video shows the Atlas robot now on rough terrain walking with bent knees and arms stretched, on rubble and rocks, maintaining its balance as it moves along. In another scene, a ball is trying to knock it over as Atlas stands on one foot, maintaining its balance even while standing on one leg and being hit by the ball from the side. WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding and galloping gaits. The video shows WildCat’s best performance so far. This month, Boston Dynamics also posted a video of its WildCat robot, funded by DARPA and developed for emergency response and aid scenarios, in a public outing beyond and free from indoor treadmills. The big news about WildCat is that, unlike its robotic cousin Cheetah, this quadruped is untethered. Cheetah drew attention for its speed; the robot could run at 28 miles per hour but that was on a treadmill indoors tethered to a power supply. WildCat can sprint and gallop unrestrained at 16 miles per hour outside of the lab. The video shows its capabilities. (Phys.org) —Boston Dynamics, the Waltham, Massachusetts robotics company that receives funds from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is making more video news. Whether the company turns out videos of intros and updates of robots such as BigDog, or Petman, or Cheetah, its animal- and human-inspired robots promptly make the rounds of dozens of news sites and blogs. The company has made these robots interesting works in progress, as we see them, from development phase to phase, advancing in balance, agility, speed and strength. This month’s video hits from Boston Dynamics show the company’s two tests, for its bipedal Atlas and its quadruped WildCat. Citation: Boston Dynamics: Atlas shows balance; WildCat sprints untethered (w/ Video) (2013, October 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-boston-dynamics-atlas-wildcat-sprints.htmllast_img read more

Acting up on city stage

first_imgFigure theatre or puppet theatre as it is commonly known in Europe has been quite popular in Japan as object theatre. This figure art is now coming to five major cities in India and is being brought by the Japan Foundation. The Noriyuki Sawa Puppet Theatre India Tour 2012 will showcase performances on Japanese folktales. Object theatre is a  new form of theatre where people and puppets perform together on stage with equal stage presence.  Noriyuki Sawa is a contemporary puppet theatre performer who studied figure theatre at the Czech national Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and  continued to perform in collaboration with numerous leading theatres such as DRAK from his base in the Czech Republic. Some of the performances that will be enacted in the Capital includes The Legend of Forest, Star, Fish, Sky and seed. So we say its time for the Capital to gear up for a new kind of theatre.DETAILAt: Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi Road When: 10 and 11December Timings: 6.30 pmlast_img read more

Is NATO close to winding up long Afghan innings

first_imgThe American and British flags were lowered and folded up for the final time at the regional headquarters of the international military, 13 years after the toppling of the Taliban’s radical Islamist regime launched America’s longest war.  The timing of the troops’ withdrawal from the base in the strategic province of Helmand was not released for security reasons. However, according to earlier reports, the ‘longest war in American history’ will last at least another decade, as per the conditions of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan government late last month.The deal guarantees that US and NATO troops will not have to withdraw by year’s end, and permits their stay ‘until the end of 2024 and beyond.’ Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBut the current wrap-ups hold high symbolic currency. Camp Leatherneck is the largest US base to be handed over to Afghan control as the coalition ends its combat mission at the end of the year, leaving most of the fight against a resilient Taliban insurgency to Afghan army and police.  British forces transferred the adjacent Camp Bastion at the same time. Once a teeming compound of some 40,000 personnel, the coalition’s Regional Command (Southwest) combined base on Sunday resembled a dust-swept, well-fortified ghost town. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindConcrete blast walls and razor wire were left guarding empty sand lots and barracks. Offices were bare, and bulletin boards stripped of photo tributes of fallen American troops.  The most recent official estimate of combined international troops at the base was 4,500 – and those last few will be gone soon, officials said. After the withdrawal, the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps will be headquartered at the 6,500-acre base, leaving almost no foreign military presence in Helmand.last_img read more

CBI grills Mirza named in Narada sting

first_imgKolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has interrogated suspended IPS officer Syed Md. Hussain Mirza on Thursday in connection with the Narada sting operation case. He was interrogated earlier but due some ambiguities found in his statement, he was summoned again.On Thursday, the 2004 batch IPS officer was grilled for almost seven hours by the CBI sleuths. According to sources, he was questioned again why he had taken the money from Mathew Samuels. He was also asked if he had taken the money on behalf of someone else. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to CBI sources, he had cooperated with the sleuths while recording of his statement on Thursday. He was repeatedly asked about a former Member of Parliament (MP) who had later joined BJP, as Mirza was known to be close to the MP before he was suspended. The former MP was seen in the footage saying that the Superintendent of Police (SP), Burdwan received the money. But he had not made it clear on whose behalf the then Burdwan SP Mirza received the money. Previously, Mirza had been interrogated by both CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Narada case. It has been alleged that he was seen receiving money in the footage, sitting at the Burdwan SP’s bungalow. Sources have informed that he may be called again if needed by the CBI.last_img read more

Win a trip to Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Tourism Board

first_imgWin a trip to Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Tourism Board Share TORONTO — To reward agents for their efforts in selling Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched a contest for all Hong Kong Specialists, offering a chance to win one of three 5-night trips to the city.Agents can win a chance to experience Hong Kong first-hand, increase their overall destination knowledge and see what brings their clients to one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in Asia. Winners will be part of a select group with participants from 14 other countries, including Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the UK and the U.S.Each prize includes:One return trip Economy Class air ticket to Hong Kong from YYZ or YVR on Cathay Pacific from Oct. 11 – 17, 2018Five nights’ accommodation in Hong Kong, from Oct. 12 – 17, 2018Return Airport Express ticketsTours provided as per itinerary from Oct. 12 – 15, 2018More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalBoth new and existing Hong Kong Specialist graduates qualify. Agents are asked to enter the contest with the e-mail address they used when registering for the Specialist program, located here.The contest closes on Thursday, June 21, 2018.Click here to enter. Travelweek Group Thursday, May 24, 2018 center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: Cathay Pacific, Contest, Hong Konglast_img read more

September 15 2010Under direction workshop partic

first_imgSeptember 15, 2010Under direction, workshop participants are mixing concrete, about 1.5 yards,  for the second level walkway of the energy apron.[in the photo from left] Construction staff Jeff Buderer, workshop participants Rebecca Robinson from England, Marina Cogliani from Italy and Youngho Cho from Korea.The very internationally diverse workshop, from seven different countries, had the opportunity to learn about the many steps involved in pouring concrete.[in the photo from left] Workshop participants Youngho Cho from Korea, Eva Bauerle from Germany, Roberta Sassone from Italy, William Mazerat from France and construction staff Nathan Hodgson.Here we can see some of the different steps, two people are distributing, a two-by-four is used to level  the concrete and one is screeding to smoothe the surface.[in the photo from left] Workshoppers Rebecca Robinson from England, Eva Bauerle from Germany, Roberta Sassone from Italy, construction staff Nathan Hodgson and Marina Cogliani from Italy.Construction volunteer Paolo Van Erp uses a magnesium float to finish the slab.[photos & text: Nadia Begin, David Tollas]last_img read more