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Samsung’s Galaxy C5 Pro brings Galaxy C7 Pro specs in 5.2-inch body

first_imgSamsung has silently launched the Galaxy C5 Pro in China at a price of CNY 2,499 or roughly Rs 24,128. The Galaxy C5 Pro is simply a smaller and compact version of the Galaxy C7 Pro that Samsung recently launched (again) in China. The phone shares almost all the hardware specs of its older sibling and differs only in screen size and battery capacity.The Galaxy C5 Pro boasts of a full-metal body and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. It comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with 4 gigs of RAM under the hood. It further comes with up to 64GB of internal memory which is also expandable. The dual-SIM phone runs Android Marshmallow-based TouchWiz and supports 4G LTE and Samsung Pay. The phone also gets Samsung’s proprietary Always-on display and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing.The C5 Pro sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.9 aperture and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Also, there’s a 16-megapixel front-facing camera on-board the device.The phone is backed by a 2,600mAh battery and will be available in the colours: Lake Blue, Maple Leaf, and Powder Rose.The Galaxy C5 Pro and the Galaxy C7 Pro joins the companies Galaxy C9 Pro thereby completing (hopefully) the trio. Samsung has a similar trio of phones in its A-series. Of these the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7 2017 were recently launched in India at Rs 28,990 and Rs 33,490 respectively. The A5 and A7 2017 have been designed specifically to offer a flagship Galaxy S7-kind of experience at a not so flagship Galaxy S7-kind of pricing.advertisementThe A5 and A7 2017 also borrow two of the biggest highlights of the S7. They are both IP68 certified which makes them dust and water-resistant and also they come with Samsung’s Always-on display.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A5, A7 2017 quick review: The cheaper Galaxy S7 that you always wantedlast_img read more

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10 Questions that Shine a Light on Electricity Prices

first_imgWhat is an Electricity Tariff?An electricity tariff, or rate, is the price at which electricity is sold to consumers. It’s typically referred to in a unit price per kilowatt hour (kWh). Tariffs reflect a number of variables, including the cost to generate energy, the cost of transmitting and distributing it, the cost of using energy during “peak” or high-demand periods versus low-demand periods, and any relevant taxes, levies, and surcharges imposed in a given jurisdiction. Tariffs vary widely from country to country (from 35 cents (c) per kilowatt hour (kWh) in Germany to 8 c/kWh in India), and differ depending on consumer profiles. For example, in South Africa, residential consumer tariffs range from 8.1 c/kWh-14.96 c/kWh, depending on how much electricity is consumed on a monthly basis.Tariffs are revised for a number of reasons, including to maintain the financial viability of a utility, to support energy efficiency measures, or to reflect the introduction of renewables. In some instances, tariffs are raised without providing any rationale or reason, often raising concern among the public. Transparency mechanisms to ensure disclosure of the reason behind tariff changes and hold governments accountable for tariff decisions—can help minimize these concerns. Putting the 10 Questions to UseSouth AfricaIn South Africa, rising electricity tariffs have been a huge cause for concern among consumers. Between 2008 and 2012, electricity tariffs increased by more than 200 percent. In 2013, the country’s national utility, ESKOM, submitted an application to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to increase electricity tariffs 16 percent annually over the next five years in order to cover costs such as generation, depreciation, and operating costs. This would result in a cumulative increase of 540 percent between 2008-2017. EGI South Africa (EGI-SA), a network of South African civil society organizations focused on electricity policy, used the “10 Qs on Tariffs” to convene workshops and training sessions for community members and other groups. Through these workshops, participants learned about tariff-making processes in South Africa and how to effectively participate in NERSA hearings.Following these workshops, a number of EGI-SA partners made submissions to NERSA, highlighting their issues and concerns with ESKOM’s application. As a result, NERSA has now increased and opened up its consultation processes to include poorer communities. The public hearings, which include submissions by businesses and municipalities as well as residential consumers, resulted in increased scrutiny of ESKOM’s proposed revenue requirements.After NERSA’s review of ESKOM’s application and proposed costs, the final result was an average annual increase of 8 percent instead of 16 percent. For poor households, the increase was pegged for the first time to the Consumer Price Index of 5.6 percent, rather than 8 percent.KyrgyzstanEGI has also introduced the “10Qs on Tariffs” in Kyrgyzstan. In 2010, violent protests sparked by sharp hikes in tariffs for electricity and heat—as well as mismanagement of the electricity sector—led to a revolution that ousted former President Bakiyev. Formal channels for public engagement in Kyrgyzstan are weak, there is no independent regulator in the electricity sector, and public hearings are limited. Public foundation UNISON, an EGI partner, recently conducted a survey based on EDIT, another EGI tool, and highlighted that the majority of electricity consumers are dissatisfied with the quality of their electricity supply. Furthermore, an EGI assessment showed that there is low awareness on all issues of power supply and electricity.In 2013, EGI presented the “10Qs on Tariffs” at a roundtable discussion in Kyrgyzstan as a potential framework to guide improvements in tariff-making processes. UNISON convened the group, which included an important cross-section of electricity sector decision-makers, including representatives of the Department of Regulation, Ministry of Energy, the Anti-Monopoly Commission, the Distribution utilities, and several civil society groups. Participants agreed that the 10Qs Framework will be useful for both government agencies and civil society to develop and assess tariff proposals, particularly during seasons when tariffs normally increase. UNISON will use the “10Qs on Tariffs” as they convene stakeholders around upcoming proposed tariff increases.The “10 Qs on Tariffs” offers a tool whereby stakeholders involved in tariff-setting processes or those wanting to become involved can increase their knowledge and capacity, and contribute more effectively in decision-making processes. Looking ahead, this year, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Governance Initiative (TEGI) will use this framework to assess and help strengthen the tariff-making process in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.Learn More: 10 Questions to Ask about Electricity Tariffs is an open-source document and is available for all to use, with appropriate citation. Download the full working paper, or learn more about the 10Qs series. How is the price of electricity set and what exactly are consumers paying for? Are today’s electricity tariffs (or rates) too high or too low?These questions have often been at the center of public and political debates. They’ve sparked questions about the equitable distribution of costs and have, in some cases, led to social unrest and controversy. Recent protests in Bulgaria and Spain, for example, occurred in reaction to steeply rising electricity prices at 14 percent and 18 percent, respectively.Yet transparency and public participation in the tariff-setting process can provide spaces for different groups to be heard, leading to better decisions that account for the concerns of all stakeholders, including consumers. WRI’s Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) developed 10 Questions to Ask about Electricity Tariffs, a new publication that’s part of a series of tools designed to help make decision-making processes more transparent and enable greater engagement in the electricity sector.The “10Qs on Tariffs” is designed to raise important questions about tariff-setting, a process which can often be complicated and opaque. The idea is to equip civil society and consumer groups with the tools they need to engage, design, and participate in the tariff-setting processes in their respective countries.Civil society groups can use the “10Qs on Tariffs” to evaluate an existing tariff order, prepare for public consultations around a proposed tariff revision, and assess various aspects of a tariff proposal. The 10Qs can also help regulators or others who are designing a public hearing process or seeking to increase transparency. To date, civil society groups in South Africa and Kyrgyzstan have tested the “10Qs on Tariffs” in efforts to improve the tariff-setting processes in their countries.last_img read more

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NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RECEIVES LARGEST GIFT IN SCHOOL HISTORY

first_imgNorthwestern College in Orange City says it’s received a $6 million gift for its new science building, the largest single gift in school history.The $24.5 million building will be named for benefactors Jack and Mary DeWitt, who live in Holland, Michigan.The building will have classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices for the college’s biology, chemistry and nursing department, as well as space for student-faculty research.Northwestern Public Relations Director Duane Beeson says funding for the science building project is mostly completed:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/NW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……left to raise. :20It is scheduled to open in August.Jack DeWitt served on the college board of trustees for 13 years.last_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea face internal youth backlash over potential Hudson-Odoi sale

first_imgChelsea face internal youth backlash over potential Hudson-Odoi saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea’s potential sale of Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich could spark an internal backlash.The Mirror says there is growing discontent within the Blues’ youth ranks with several parents concerned about the message Hudson-Odoi’s potential sale sends out to their kids.A number of families back the 18-year-old’s insistence that he wants out and are themselves considering stalling on long-term contracts that could lock their youngsters into situations they too feel frustrated with.Confirming Bayern’s pursuit of Hudson-Odoi, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “He’s a very interesting player whom we absolutely want to sign. He has qualities that fit our game. His drilbbling, he’s fast and has a good move to goal.”Chelsea are also insistent that the pathway to the first team remains open for the players from their academy.They maintain the German giants’ pursuit is proof of their academy’s success at producing players capable of performing at the highest level. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Jamaicans Urged to Develop Family Emergency Plan

first_imgStory Highlights Such a plan is integral in preparing for disasters such as a hurricane or earthquake. Family members should be assigned specific areas of responsibility during an emergency, such as calling an ambulance or the police, and each person should agree on an assembly point. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging Jamaicans to develop a family emergency plan. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging Jamaicans to develop a family emergency plan.Such a plan is integral in preparing for disasters such as a hurricane or earthquake.Family members should be assigned specific areas of responsibility during an emergency, such as calling an ambulance or the police, and each person should agree on an assembly point.“You need to identify where in your yard, apartment or townhouse is a clear space for you to go and assemble or to wait it out,” ODPEM’s Director of Information and Training, Delmares White, told JIS News.“We want persons to recognise that structures can fail and a lot of times, people get injured from earthquakes because of the structure. That is why we say after the ‘Drop, Cover, Hold’, you leave the structure, go to a clear area to make an assessment if you can go back in or if you need to leave that area,” she advised.ODPEM’s Marketing Manager, David Nation, for his part, emphasised the need for Jamaicans to be in a constant state-of-readiness for earthquakes and tsunamis since neither hazard can be predicted.“You will want to have a kit, which will include flashlight, medication and those kinds of things. Everyone should know where the kit is,” he noted.The emergency kit, which must be checked regularly, should also contain important documents such as passport, birth certificate and house title and should be placed in a secure area.Mr. Nation said that children must be familiar with their address, home phone number, and their parents’ cell or work numbers.“You will find that there are children who don’t know where they live; they don’t know their parents’ phone number and that, in a disaster, can cause some problems,” he noted.While tsunamis are infrequent, it is important for Jamaicans to know the warning signs and learn how to protect themselves.ODPEM has advised that it is important for beachgoers to look for the natural signs of a tsunami and employ the ‘Feel, See, Hear and Run’ technique in order to save lives.Strong earthquakes may cause tsunamis, so once an earthquake is felt, persons are advised to look for signs of water withdrawing an unusual distance from the shore. If they hear a roaring sound from the ocean, they should run as far inland as possible and seek elevation.last_img read more

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Egyptian Navy Checking Vessels for Weapons

first_imgzoom The Egyptian Navy has launched random checks for weapons on board vessels calling at Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal as the country bolsters maritime security efforts amid growing threats to the safety of ships transiting the canal.Several vessels have been approached by the navy forces and their crews obliged to discharge weapons at Safaga navy base.All ships calling at Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal must declare any weapons onboard to Safaga Port Authority.As per the Egyptian Maritime Security Committee ruling, such weapons must stored at the Safaga navy base.To date, weapons onboard vessels arriving at Suez port have been stored at the port under police custody.According to GAC Egypt, further clarification on the procedure and tariff for weapons storage at Safaga will be provided once obtained.The move comes as Egypt announces setting up of a new police department tasked with protection of the Suez Canal.last_img read more

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Optimism bias often brings Muskrat Fallsstyle cost overruns inquiry told

first_imgHAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. – Hydroelectric dams like Muskrat Falls are particularly vulnerable to cost and schedule overruns, an expert testified Monday as a public inquiry into the Labrador hydro megaproject got underway.Oxford University economics professor Bent Flyvbjerg, who is described on his faculty page as “the most cited scholar in the world in megaproject planning and management,” took the stand in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., to outline common mistakes and causes of cost overruns of such projects.He said hydroelectric projects are particularly risky, seeing average cost overruns of 96 per cent and schedule overruns of 32 per cent, with little change over time since the 1950s.The report also noted that dams doubled their budgets on average.“The context is that building a hydroelectric dam is very risky,” Flyvbjerg said.“It seems to be a very persistent phenomenon that has been with us for decades.”The massive Labrador dam and powerhouse harnessing the lower Churchill River near Happy Valley-Goose Bay still isn’t complete, but its price tag has climbed to $12.7 billion.The 824 megawatt hydroelectric dam, being developed by the Crown-owned Nalcor Energy, will eventually send power to Newfoundland and later Nova Scotia through subsea cables.The independent inquiry, led by provincial Supreme Court Justice Richard LeBlanc, is examining how the project was approved and executed, and why it was exempt from oversight from the Public Utilities Board.Flyvbjerg, who has also consulted on megaprojects in several European and Asian countries, was commissioned by the inquiry to compile a report giving global context and best practices for success in megaprojects, but not specifically looking at the case of Muskrat Falls.The report, co-authored by Alexander Budzier, surveyed 274 megaprojects around the world, including “several” in Canada. Flyvbjerg defines a megaproject as one that costs more than $1 billion.Data from the report shows that hydroelectric dams are “riskier than all other projects, except nuclear.”Flyvbjerg said many projects are hit by underestimated costs and schedule, overestimated benefits, and lack of independent oversight.The report cited optimism bias and political bias as the root causes of high cost overruns.With political bias, he said, project managers intentionally “overestimate benefits and underestimate cost and schedule” to ensure their projects get a green light.Optimism bias involves the “systematic tendency for people to be overly optimistic about the outcome of planned actions, includes underestimating the likelihood of negative effect,” he said.“The real cause of the cost overruns and schedule overruns is that planners were optimistic about all these things,” said Flyvbjerg.The report recommends outside, independent oversight in the early stages to “de-bias” projects. Flyvbjerg said too many project managers take an “inside view” of projects.Other recommendations include as much transparency of project development as possible, and assessing groups of similar projects to adjust estimates early on, as well as bringing in experienced advisers.The summary of the report includes a note that “the maturity of leadership in capital investment projects is often perceived to be lacking.”When questioned by co-counsel Barry Learmonth, Flyvbjerg said projects are generally more successful when stakeholders, like Indigenous groups and environmental groups, are engaged in the process early on.“We’ve generally found that it does make sense to involve all stakeholders as early as possible,” said Flyvbjerg.“It’s like with the biases, if you don’t do it, it’s going to come back to haunt you … it’s much more expensive to take these things into account if you have to do it later on in the process.”Flyvbjerg is the first of many witnesses to testify before the inquiry, the first phase of which is focused on the project’s sanctioning and the involvement of the Public Utilities Board. Phases two and three, scheduled for next year, will look at construction, oversight and policy moving forward.The hearings will conclude in August 2019, with a final report expected by Dec. 31., just after the next provincial election.– By Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s, N.L.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version wrongly reported that 40 projects in Canada were surveyed. In fact, the report states only that “several” such Canadian projects were surveyed.last_img read more

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BITM gets special gallery on digital adventure

first_imgKolkata: Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) under National Council of Science and Museum (NCSM) has set up a special gallery on digital adventure, which was inaugurated by professor M Jagdesh Kumar, Chairman, GB of NCSM and Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. On Thursday, BITM has completed its 60 years journey of educating people about science and technology. The gallery was set up as a part of BITM’s diamond jubilee celebrations. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to BITM authority, the state of the art gallery named as Digital Adventure is meant for showcasing the advancement of digital technology in a combined way with entertainment and education. The gallery consists of 15 exhibits. Technologies like motion sensing, augmented reality, virtual reality mind mapping technique and gesture recognition are being used in the exhibits. Out of the 15 exhibits there is a mind game exhibit which shows the transformation of brainwaves into power. In the exhibit, a visitor needs to wear a certain headgear which will keep in touch with the portion of head. Following that the visitor need to concentrate which will produce brainwave. Such brainwave will be converted in to power which will move a small car kept inside a glass case. Also, there is a humanoid robot called Chotu. It is capable of playing with a ball, answer questions and even dance. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe director of BITM, V. S, Ramachandran said: “Our aim is to educate people through digitised format. Also, some fun has been included. To be precise, it is a mixture of fun and education for all age categories.” Apart from the new gallery, an exhibition on renowned scientist Stephen Hawking named as ‘Mind over Matter’ was organised also. The highlights of the exhibition is based on various aspects of Hawking’s life and his scientific achievement through graphical display, audio-video clippings, multimedia and a 3D model of black hole. Dr Saroj Ghose, former director general, National Council of Science Museums, Prof. Sibaji Raha, former director, Bose Institute, Kolkata and Ingit K Mukhopadhyay, former director, Bose Institute, Kolkata, graced the inauguration ceremony of the special gallery on digital adventure.last_img read more

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Mangrove forest in Bangladesh devastated by recent cyclone – UN expert team

About 40 per cent of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh’s renowned mangrove forest, was seriously damaged by the deadly cyclone that struck the delta nation last month, according to a team of experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that has just visited the area.The experts found that foliage has been stripped from the branches of trees in nearly a third of the Sundarbans, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997, while numerous large trees have been felled and the crowns of others severely damaged.The greatest damage has been observed in the East Sundarbans, the biologically richest section of the forest, which lies in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.More than 3,200 people are confirmed to have been killed and almost 880 others remain missing as a result of Cyclone Sidr, which struck Bangladesh on 15 November, bringing torrential rain and winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour.The experts have not yet been able to determine the impact of the cyclone on the wildlife in the Sundarbans, which is home to numerous endangered or threatened species, such as the Bengal tiger, the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python. Its complex network of tidal waterways, small islands and mudflats are also breeding grounds for fish, shrimp and crab, providing a livelihood for an estimated 300,000 people.In a press statement released by UNESCO at its Paris headquarters, the experts warned that the damage caused by Cyclone Sidr has left the Sundarbans ecosystem vulnerable to poaching and other intrusions that could jeopardize its regeneration.Many field stations, boats, jetties and equipment operated by the country’s Forest Department has been washed out to sea, compromising the Department’s capacity to manage the 140,000-hectare site.The experts called on international donors to help Bangladesh rebuild and restore its infrastructure and replace the lost boats and communication equipment so that it can better protect the Sundarbans.UNESCO is already assisting the country’s authorities to rehabilitate schools that were damaged by the storm, while UN relief agencies are also at work helping in the reconstruction of the South Asian country. 11 December 2007About 40 per cent of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh’s renowned mangrove forest, was seriously damaged by the deadly cyclone that struck the delta nation last month, according to a team of experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that has just visited the area. read more

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Drive to diesel continues in September 2005 new car market

September 2002432,661 September 2000353,494 September 1999386,999 Registrations slipped 3.2 per cent in September 2005 to 417,052 units Year-to-September figures down 5.2 per cent at 1,971,880 units September marks 60 months of diesel growth, best-ever total at 153,314 units Estimated £6bn September market for 55-plate change September 2001443,265 September 2005417,052Notes: So far this year diesel new car registrations have risen 5.9 per cent to 696,740 units. This is a unit increase of 38,681 cars. At the end of 1999, the diesel market share stood at just 13.8 per cent. Market share in September 2005 was 36.8 per cent and 35.3 per cent over the year to date. The year end forecast is for 881,000 new diesel registrations, 36 per cent of the total market. September 2005 The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) September 2004430,763 September 2003439,365 Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive commented, ‘The new car market is fiercely competitive this year and manufacturers are fighting hard for every sale, particularly to private customers. However, while overall registrations are down, diesel has continued what seems an inexorable rise in popularity. That may well have a lot to do with soaring fuel costs and the economy benefits that diesel brings to drivers.’ September new car market 1999-2005 (since twice-yearly plate change) MonthNew cars registered read more

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Mens hockey Ohio State fails to secure weekend sweep tie Arizona State

OSU sophomore forward John Wiitala passes the puck along the boards against an Arizona State defender. Credit: Courtesy of Ric Kruszynski/OSU AthleticsThere’s always a reason as to why the game is played. The No. 10 Ohio State men’s hockey team found that out the hard way on Saturday afternoon.Despite being heavy favorites following a 6-1 victory on Friday, the Buckeyes (11-4-5) tied Arizona State 2-2 in the weekend finale at the Schottenstein Center.The Sun Devils (7-17-2) tied the game with an extra skater with 26 seconds left in the third period on a goal from freshman forward Tyler Busch. OSU junior forward Kevin Miller and sophomore forward Mason Jobst scored to take the team’s only lead late in the second period. This result marks the fourth tie of the season for OSU, all coming to non-conference opponents.The teams could not decide a winner after an overtime period and the game officially ended in a tie, but Arizona State won the ensuing shootout 1-0. “We just got to keep getting better. Every time you lace it up, you’ve got to compete at the highest level,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “That’s a good hockey team. To have the lead right to the end, you’ve got to find a way to win that game, and to walk away with a tie leaves a little bitter taste in your mouth for sure.”Hard hits and bodies on the ice were present from the opening faceoff in this matchup. Both the Buckeyes and the Sun Devils produced a number of dangerous chances in front of net throughout the first period, including a power play for each team.Despite these factors, both squads entered the first intermission scoreless.Arizona State opened the game’s scoring on the power play with 10:20 left in the second period. Junior right winger Wade Murphy ripped a slapshot from the blueline that found its way through traffic, and into the back of the net.However, the Buckeyes responded strongly with just under three minutes to play in the period.Miller finished his fifth goal of the season from just out in front of the crease to tie the game at one, with assists coming from freshman forward Ronnie Hein and senior defender Drew Brevig. Less than a minute later, after OSU received a penalty for too many men on the ice, Jobst skated with speed past the Sun Devils’ defense and netted a shorthanded wrister senior goalie Robert Levin to take the lead into intermission.The Speedway, Indiana, native has now recorded 12 points in his last six games, but he said that his team needs to create more scoring opportunities for themselves moving forward in order to win games. “(We need) more shots,” Jobst said. “I think we had 24, and that’s just not enough. We’ve got to shoot the puck more.”During the third period, the Buckeyes had a chance to add insurance with a little over four minutes left when sophomore forward John Wiitala poked away a Sun Devil pass to go on the breakaway — but after a series of dekes, he saw his shot kicked away by Levin.This chance would come back to haunt Rohlik’s side, Busch found the back of the net to force overtime, and eventually won in a shootout.The deadlock lasted through the end of overtime into an eventual shoot-out, which concluded with the Sun Devils on top, but Rohlik said that his team needs to get better this next week headed back into conference play.“Our message is we’re going to Penn State, a great environment, obviously a very good hockey team, and we’ve got to be prepared this week and ready to go,” he said.Ohio State is back in action next weekend, as it travels College Park, Pennsylvania, for two conference clashes with the No. 4 Nittany Lions. Both Friday and Saturday’s puck drops are set for 7 p.m. read more

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Man arrested after alleged daylight stabbing in Dublin citycentre

first_imgMan arrested after alleged daylight stabbing in Dublin city-centre Gardaí are investigating the incident. 43 Comments GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man after another man was believed to have been stabbed in the hand in Dublin city centre today.The incident occurred just after 5pm. The victim received an injury to his hand while on the boardwalk at  Bachelor’s Walk in the capital, just yards from O’Connell St.Gardaí are still at the scene. The Armed Support Unit also attended the scene, but the incident was not “major”, sources said. By Aoife Barry Jun 13th 2017, 5:58 PM Tuesday 13 Jun 2017, 5:58 PM http://jrnl.ie/3442540 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share86 Tweet Email4 Short URL 38,892 Views last_img read more

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Roblox 101 How To Make Actual Money In The Game

first_imgStay on target Roblox is great for a lot of things. With thousands of games to pick from made by the millions of people that play and build in Roblox each month, it’s basically endless. And with so many people playing all of those games there is a very real opportunity for users — just like you! — to make a bit of real world money too.You can do this through a wide variety of ways in Roblox, so we’ll cover some of the most popular and most effective ways to do so in this article. There’s no real guarantee that you’ll be successful and you probably won’t make hundreds of thousands of dollars, but something is definitely better than nothing.Making Money On Roblox From Games You MakeThe most obvious way to make money on Roblox is to simply make great games that thousands — or maybe even millions! — of people will be clamoring to play. If you can do that and keep people coming back for more, then chances are you’re on the path to success in the world of Roblox.There are a few different ways you can make money from Roblox game creation. First of all you can actually charge people Robux before they get access to your game. While most games on Roblox are totally free for anyone to play, that’s not true for all games. Some games will ask you to pay a small fee before playing, almost like an entry fee just the one time. This is called asking people to “Buy Access”.Another great example of how you can make money from your games in Roblox is to charge people for Game Passes. Game Passes work a lot like Downloadable Content (DLC) does for PC, PS4, and Xbox One games you may have played before. You’ll spend some Robux up front and gain access to things that make the game more convenient or fun, but aren’t required necessarily to actually play the game since it’s technically free.If you want to learn more about getting started with making games in Roblox, you can check out our guide on how to make your first Roblox game right here.Exchanging Robux For Real MoneyNow the easiest way to make money in Roblox is very simple: just exchange your accumulated Robux for real cash. Robux are what the worlds of Roblox go round and are a type of digital currency within that universe, almost like tickets you’d get at a carnival to spend on rides and snacks. People just like you spend real money from the real world to get Robux inside the digital world, so it only makes sense that you can reverse that and turn Robux back into real money for yourself.Once you have enough Robux saved up, you can use the Developer Exchange program to transfer them back into real money. The only problem is that not just anybody can do this, it really does take quite a bit of work to reach that point.According to the Roblox website as of the time of this writing, in order to exchange Robux for real money you must:Must be at least 13 years of age or older,A member of the Outrageous Builders Club tier,And a minimum of 100,000 “earned” Robux in your account.If you meet all of those requirements, the cash-out rate is  $.0035 per 1R$. This means if you had the requisite minimum earned Robux of 100,00, that would result in $350, but you could of course earn much more. The Roblox Corporation has a monthly limit of $1,050,000, which seems awfully ridiculous and generous.Trading ItemsThe last way to earn real money inside Roblox that we’ll talk about is from trading exclusive Limited Items. In the realm of Roblox, Limited Items are extremely popular and rare. Basically, they’re items inside the game world that the creators of Roblox itself made and put on sale for just a very short period of time. If you weren’t one of the lucky few that got one then you may initially think you’re out of luck — but that’s not true. You can buy items from other players using Robux.So the idea here is that you’d keep an eye on exclusive, Limited Items, as they become available. Using your own judgement you can identify items that you think will end up being popular in the future and hold onto them, waiting for the asking price to rise. It’s a lot like the stock market!Then once people are willing to pay enough, you sell those items for Robux and then exchange the Robux for real cash. That’s all there is to it!ScammersAnd finally, before you set out on your journey to make a bit of spare cash in Roblox, you should be aware that scammers do exist. Many of them will try and trick you into giving away your account information with the allure of “free Robux” inside the game, but that’s never true.For more information on recognizing and avoiding Robux scams, read here.—–David Jagneaux is a tech and gaming journalist with bylines on several prominent media publications such as IGN, Polygon, Playboy, UploadVR, Motherboard, Gamecrate, VICE, GamesMaster Magazine, and many others. He is also the author of The Ultimate Roblox Book, a recently released book for anyone interested in learning more about making money from creations inside Roblox. It’s being published by Adams Media and is now available for purchase on Amazon right here, as well as from Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other select retailers. Roblox 101: How To Make Your First GameTop 7 Best Zombie Games on Roblox last_img read more

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Washington State University Vancouver set to fete 25th

first_imgClick to enlarge. o What: Washington State University Vancouver’s 25th anniversary celebration. Butch T. Cougar balloon animals, Cougar Gold cheese tasting, help artist Erin Dengerink complete a sidewalk chalk mural, guided campus tours, live music, art show, hands-on activities.o Where: The Quad at WSU Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.o When: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.o Cost: Admission and parking are free.o Information at the school’s website.Washington State University Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary Saturday with tours, music, art and more. The campus has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Bauer Hall at Clark College, where the library was a converted space with industrial metal shelving holding a row or two of required textbooks.1989: Founded as one of the four campuses in the WSU system.1990: Opens in Bauer Hall in Clark College for upperclassmen and graduate students.1996: The 351-acre Salmon Creek campus opens.2006: The first freshmen are admitted.Twenty-five years ago, Renee Hoeksel started the nursing program at WSU Vancouver with 12 nursing students and a satchel of supplies she schlepped across the Clark College campus from a closet in Bauer Hall to her lab classroom. As the branch campus grew, Hoeksel filled two large satchels with blood pressure cuffs, percussion hammers, tongue depressors, disposable gloves and gowns. Even though nursing students were required to bring their own stethoscope to class “someone always forgot theirs, so I always brought some,” said Hoeksel, now 67.o Students: 3,062 in 2013-2014.o Faculty: More than 150 full-time, Ph.D. faculty.o 13 buildings, 14 computer labs, 200-seat lecture hall.By the time the nursing program outgrew two satchels, Clark College had remodeled and offered a shelf for nursing supplies in the classroom building. No more schlepping. But it wasn’t the end of adventures for the pioneering faculty at the new branch campus.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Sep 5 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowAlaska attorney general joins others arguing that redistricting can be too partisanAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth joined a legal brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case Tuesday, arguing that redistricting shouldn’t favor one political party.Trump’s decision to end DACA prompts Anchorage protestWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAbout a hundred protesters gathered in downtown Anchorage in opposition to the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).Anchorage DA announces departure from position, move to private sectorDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamAnchorage District Attorney Clint Campion announced last week that he’ll be stepping down from his post. Campion has been the DA for a little over two years, and with the Department of Law for nine years, and says he’s moving to the private sector.Skagway rocked by second landslide in under 2 weeksEmily Files, KHNS – HainesEarly Tuesday morning, a rockslide crashed into Skagway’s largest cruise ship dock. It was the second slide event in less than two weeks and caused a pair of cruise ships to divert to other ports. Some Skagway residents are calling on the city and the private company that owns the dock to take action.No injuries in Sitka Labor Day landslideRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaA landslide in Sitka early Monday afternoon stranded people on either end of the road system for about eight hours, but otherwise there no reports of damage or injuries.First large wind storm moving through SouthcentralZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe season’s first serious fall storm is descending on Southcentral Alaska, bringing rain and strong winds to the Gulf of Alaska all the way up to the Mat-Su Borough.Russian River flooding is affecting Kodiak residentsMitch Borden, KMXT – KodiakRussian River flooded last week in Kodiak leaving some residents scrambling to address the damage.Drivers can expect night closures along Denali HighwayDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksHunters and others with plans to travel the Denali Highway this coming weekend are being advised about overnight closures due to road work.18 animals left to waste during Forty Mile caribou huntDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksSome animals were left to waste in last week’s Forty Mile caribou hunt along the Steese Highway.New exhibit tells little-known story of a plan to settle Jewish refugees in Alaska during WWIIHenry Leasia, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAs millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes, some are looking to the past for insight on the refugee crisis. A new museum exhibit in Anchorage tells the story of a plan to relocate European Jewish refugees to Alaska during World War II.Groups conserve habitat on Afognak IslandKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakAn initiative to conserve one coastal habitat in the Kodiak Archipelago is now complete. The Thorsheim drainage on Afognak Island includes almost 2,000 acres of natural habitat. It’s now safe from development and tree harvest.last_img read more

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SpiceJet Q3 reports highest quarterly net profit at Rs 23840 crore on

first_imgSpiceJet has reported a net profit of Rs 238.40 crore for the quarter ended 31 December, 2015, as against a loss of Rs 275 crore registered in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. A 35% decline in fuel costs due to low jet fuel prices enabled the company to stage a turnaround.The three-month period also marks the fourth consecutive profitable quarter for the budget carrier since December 2014.”SpiceJet was back to near normal operations this quarter. While the margins remain slightly depressed due to wet lease operations, the Chennai floods and exchange losses, we are happy with the progress we have made so far,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Revenues for the quarter stood at Rs 1,439.38 crore, up from Rs 1,297.69 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal.Aircraft fuel expenses declined sharply from Rs 562.37 crore during the December 2014 quarter to Rs 366.63 crore, translating into a reduction of 34.8%.Employee costs also dropped to Rs 128 crore from Rs 143 crore.In domestic passenger air traffic, SpiceJet’s market share declined to 12.7% in December 2015 from 13.3% in November.Shares of SpiceJet closed at Rs 70.85 on Friday, down 5.03% from its previous close on the BSE. The fall was mostly due to low net profit figures of Interglobe Aviation (which owns IndiGo) for the second quarter, dampening sentiments. Jet Airways also saw a plunge in its share prices and closed at Rs 617.35, down 6.36%. The company will declare its third quarter results on 6 February, 2016. The SpiceJet counter witnessed heavy trading on the BSE, with 540 lakh shares traded on Friday, as against the two-week average of 147 lakh shares.The Sensex closed at 24,435.66, up 473 points, or 1.98% tracking an uptrend in global markets that rose on a rebound in crude oil prices.The 50-scrip Nifty also edged higher at 7,422, a gain of 145.65 points or 2%.last_img read more

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President asks police not to harass people

first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid addresses a function marking the `Police Week -2019` held at Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Photo: PIDPresident Abdul Hamid on Wednesday urged the police to serve people with honesty and sincerity being imbued with the Liberation War spirit and thus gain their trust.”Anyone who comes to you to take service shouldn’t be harassed. You need to make sure they can avail of necessary services and suggestions. You must keep up efforts to become a service-oriented and people-friendly force by gaining the trust of people – that’s the expectation of people.”The president said this at a function marking the ‘Police Week -2019’ held at Bangabhaban at noon.”One of the key elements of good governance for the development and progress of the country is the proper enforcement of law. You must continue to play a responsible role to maintain the country’s internal security and establish a safe society,” he said.The president further said, “Your main responsibilities are maintaining internal security, protecting people’s lives, establishing the rule of law and preventing terrorism and crimes upholding human rights and democratic values.”Hamid said it has to be kept in mind that a new trend of policing activities has started in combination of police, people and technology to face present-day crimes across the globe. “So, in addition to community policing, innovative policing activities should be continued in light of the best practices of modern policing system.”President Hamid said crimes and criminals are no longer limited to the geographical boundary of any particular country. Utilising various facilities of modern technology, organised gangs are being involved in domestic, regional and international crime networks, he said.President Abdul Hamid is in a photo session with police at Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Photo: PID”It’s very challenging to control and deal with such crimes. Despite this, the professionalism, skill and courage the police members have shown to prevent organised crimes, terrorism, militancy and spread of drug addiction is really commendable. It has brought peace and relief in public life,” he said.”Your success has not only been appreciated in the country but also in the international arena. I firmly believe that you will become more trained and skilled to face new challenges in the future,” the president added.Hamid said the professionalism and success of Bangladesh police in the UN peacekeeping missions is recognised worldwide today. Female police members are also performing their duties successfully in the mission, he added.He urged the police force to keep up their efforts to uphold the honour achieved in the international arena.The president mentioned that specialised police units have been formed to make easier the providing of police services and people-friendly ones. Apart from this, various steps, including accommodation, ration, risk allowance and medical facilities, have been taken for their welfare, he said.Steps have already been taken to establish a scheduled bank named ‘Community Bank Bangladesh Limited’ for the police. These initiatives of the government will help people get police services in a much easier way, the president said.Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Patwari, and senior government officials were also present during the event.Cabinet members, MPs, senior government officials, leaders of various professional bodies, and members of civil society also attended the function.Secretaries to the president were also present at the programme.last_img

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Publishers and Booksellers Guild to organise nineday long book festival at College

first_imgKolkata: The Publishers and Booksellers Guild will organize a nine-day long festival titled Nababarsha Boi Utsav 2018 at College Square on Friday.Partha Chatterjee, state Education minister along with Bratya basu, state IT minister and Debashis Kumar, member, Mayor -in-council (Parks and Squares), Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will be present at the inaugural function. Noted poet Sankhya Ghosh, litterateur Sanjib Chattopadhyay, Samaresh Majumdar, Srijato and Smaranjit Chakraborti are likely to be present at the inaugural function. There will be traditional folk performance like Jhumur, Ranpa, women Dhaki group and Baul. Tridib Kumar Chatterjee, honourable general secretary of Publishers and Booksellers Guild said 79 stalls will be put up. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe said the sole purpose of the festival is to woo young people to read books. The venue of the festival is College Square which has played a major role in Bengal renaissance. The water tank is surrounded by schools and colleges. It has Presidency College now University, Calcutta University, Sanskrit University and Hindu School and hare School within its vicinity. “The area also houses the biggest book market in Asia selling both old books and new ones. Through the nine-day long festival we would like to address the booklovers to come to the area and buy books to develop their reading habit at a time when it is fast falling,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe festival was started in 2014. Bengali tradition and culture is intimately associated with buying of books on Bengali New Years’ Day which falls on April 15. Every publishing house used to hold functions which were attended by writers and readers. Both were given a packet of sweets and seven to eight new numbers were released on the first day of Bengali New Year. But over the years , the number of Bengali readers is going down. The publishing houses no longer organise functions where readers used to get a chance to meet the authors. The guild hold mini book fair in big housing complexes just to facilitate people to develop the reading habit.last_img read more

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Tree Style Tab is a WebExtension now

first_imgTree Style Tab is a WebExtension now by Martin Brinkmann on September 27, 2017 in Firefox – 29 commentsThe developer of the popular Tree Style Tab add-on for Firefox has published a new version of the add-on to Mozilla AMO that is a WebExtension.Tree Style Tab is a long standing add-on for the Firefox web browser that moves tabs to a sidebar to display them there.The sidebar holds more tabs in the visual area of the browser window than the Firefox tab bar, and it frees up vertical space as well by hiding the tab bar automatically. Also, it makes it a lot easier to reorder tabs using drag and drop thanks to more tabs being displayed at the same time.The WebExtension version of Tree Style Tab is somewhat limited right now, but it ensures that compatibility with Firefox 57 is there and that development will continue.Side note: The extension made a jump to version 2.0 from the previous 0.19 to indicate the major change. It is compatible with Firefox 57 and newer only. Users who run Firefox 56 or older need to keep on using the legacy add-on version of Tree Style Tab for now.Tree Style Tab WebExtensionTree Style Tab 2.0 tries to migrate old configuration and tree data automatically on the next startup of the browser according to the options.Firefox users who upgrade Tree Style Tab to version 2.0, the WebExtension version of the add-on, will notice that tabs are displayed on the side just like in previous versions, but that the tab bar of the browser is not hidden anymore.The reason for that is simple: the API is not there yet which enables extensions to hide the tabstrip of the browser. You can follow progress on the bug on Bugzilla@Mozilla.Firefox users who want to hide the tab bar at this point in time may add the following line to the userChrome.css file in the /chrome/ directory of the Firefox profile to do so:#tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; }You need to remove the line again if you want to display the tab bar in Firefox at a later point in time.  The keyboard shortcut F1 toggles the sidebar on and off.Tree Style Tab displays all tabs in the sidebar when you install the WebExtension version or upgrade to it. Relations between tabs are indicated by indenting tabs that are opened from the selected tab.The extension ships with a great number of options that you control on about:addons. Options are divided into groups such as appearance, new tabs behavior, tree behavior or advanced.You may use them to switch the Tree Style Tab sidebar to the right side, and change its theme, define how and where new tabs are opened after installation, and whether trees are collapsed automatically when new trees are created.Closing WordsThe release of the WebExtensions version of Tree Style Tabs guarantees compatibility with Firefox 57 and beyond. That’s good news for existing users of the extensionSummary12345 Author Rating3.5 based on 15 votes Software Name Tree Style TabSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/tree-style-tab/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgJobs are currently available and we have the details on our online site. Click the links below to see the job requirements.Online vacancies are updated all the time, so if you are looking for a job, bookmark the Ladysmith Gazette vacancies page.Restaurant Staff: See details HEREVACANCY Half-day position. Admin, Office & Sales: See details HEREVacancy Factotum/Caretaker/Handyman:See details HERERestaurant Manager: WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite See details HEREBricklayers with experience: See details HEREClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

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