Three held for stabbing subinspector during Holi celebrations

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Three men were arrested for stabbing a police officer during Holi celebrations in West Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area on Thursday morning, on the day of Holi. The arrested, identified as Paras, Angrej Singh and Anand Singh, were drunk at the time of the incident, police said.”Sub-Inspector Amit Kumar, who was posted at Nihal Vihar Police Station, had gone to Rajouri Garden along with his relatives in search of an eatery. He was off duty and in civil clothes,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAt around 11:15 am near TC Transit Camp in Raghubir Nagar, some young men sprayed colour on Amit Kumar’s car, the Deputy Commissioner of Police said. Thereafter, a quarrel ensued and the men started to thrash Amit Kumar and later stabbed him before fleeing the spot, the DCP said. Amit Kumar was rushed to a Delhi Hospital where he was operated on and is said to be out of danger. Three accused persons were arrested, a couple of hours after the incident, however, one accused, identified as Mukhi, is on the run, a senior police officer said. The arrested used to work for a tent house, she said. A case has been registered at Rajouri Garden Police Station under sections of the Indian Penal Code and efforts are on to nab the absconding person, the officials said.last_img read more

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CFPBs Kraninger reverses Mulvaney changes to advisory board

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NEW YORK — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog.CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to continue serving. The agency would also increase the number of board meetings per year from two to three.Mick Mulvaney, who ran the CFPB for President Donald Trump on an interim basis until last December, dissolved the Consumer Advisory Board and other groups, which act as a sounding board on important economic and financial issues as well as policy.Consumer groups had expressed outrage at the move, saying it stopped important dialogue between the CFPB and outside groups.The Associated Press read more

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UN chief praises Comoros peaceful elections and welcomes acceptance of results

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19 January 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of the Comoros for the peaceful atmosphere in which recent presidential and gubernatorial elections were held, and welcomed the acceptance of the final results by all candidates, according to his spokesperson. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of the Comoros for the peaceful atmosphere in which recent presidential and gubernatorial elections were held, and welcomed the acceptance of the final results by all candidates, according to his spokesperson.In a statement issued on Tuesday evening, Mr. Ban lauded the important role played by the African Union (AU) in encouraging the holding of the “peaceful and democratic” elections and noted a joint statement, made on 29 December last year, by international observers from the AU, the League of Arab States, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which indicates that the elections were generally free and fair.“The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ commitment to support the efforts of the Comorian people in the consolidation of national unity and democracy as well as the promotion of socio-economic development,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson added in the statement.According to media reports, the Comoros’ electoral commission and constitutional court declared on 13 January that Ikililou Dhoinine was the winner of the presidential elections, held on 26 December, with 61 per cent of the vote. Mr. Dhoinine was the deputy president under outgoing President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi. read more

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Annan strongly condemns vicious suicide attack in Pakistan

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In a statement released by his spokesman, the Secretary-General said the “vicious” bombing was inexcusable. “There can be no justification of any kind for such violence against civilians.”He also conveyed his “deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Pakistan and to the families of the dozens of people reported killed and injured in this brutal attack,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in New York.

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Resources fair to be held for Frenchspeaking students

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Speaking French could be the ticket to a range of jobs across the Niagara region.An event designed specifically to highlight employment opportunities for students who speak French is coming to Brock on Tuesday, Feb. 26.The first-ever Career Health Rendez-vous will be hosted by the French Health Network of Central and Southwestern Ontario in partnership with Brock’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education (CCEE) and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Hall.While offering direct access to more than 25 French-speaking employers, the event will also encourage students to explore their own French-language competency and the varying linguistic proficiency needed for different types of local jobs.Astrid Heyer, Director of French Studies in MLLC, said the career fair will provide a new perspective for students who speak French at any level.“We think the event will be beneficial for francophone students as well as for students who have taken French in high school and want to stay in touch with the language,” she said. “It will be an inclusive event that will inform them about the possibilities of using their French in the professional world.”For students who feel unsure about their French abilities, there will be complimentary 10-minute speaking evaluations that will simulate interviews and provide the chance to practise casual conversations in order to evaluate workplace readiness.Participating employers at the event include a French-speaking child-care centre, college, health centre and newspaper.With such a diverse range of employers participating, Heyer hopes those in attendance will see the potential French-speaking jobs can offer to students from all of Brock’s Faculties.“It’s a wide-ranging event with many different careers on display,” she said. “It can lead to jobs right now as well as more in-depth professional opportunities in the future.”MLLC Chair Jean Ntakirutimana said the fair also reinforces Brock’s commitment to its French-speaking students and to all residents of the Niagara region.“We know one of the missions of Brock is to be a university that is linked to the community, and the francophone population is a very important part of that community,” he said.Students wishing to participate can register on the CareerZone website. read more

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Avalanche get 3 powerplay goals to rout Kings 73

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LOS ANGELES — Nathan MacKinnon scored one of three power-play goals for Colorado, and the Avalanche dominated the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 on Wednesday night.Colorado has scored three power-play goals in two of four games, going 8 of 11 with the man advantage in that span.Vladislav Kamenev and Colin Wilson also scored on the power play, and Patrik Nemeth, Tyson Barrie, Nikita Zadorov and Matt Calvert scored at even strength. Alexander Kerfoot had three assists, and Mikko Rantanen remained the league’s scoring leader with two assists to increase his total to 34 points. Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves.Kyle Clifford, Matt Luff and Austin Wagner scored for Los Angeles. Cal Petersen allowed six goals on 31 shots before leaving early in the third.Colorado opened the scoring less than 12 minutes into the first when Carl Soderbeg skated toward the net and slid a pass across the crease to Kamenev. Los Angeles tied it four minutes later when Clifford pounced on a loose puck in front of Varlamov, who mishandled a dump in to the zone by Tyler Toffoli when he couldn’t snag it with his glove and it bounced off his pads.The Avalanche retook the lead 50 seconds later. Gabriel Landeskog was behind the net and fed MacKinnon with a pinpoint pass to beat Petersen with a wrist shot eight seconds into a power play.Nemeth extended the lead midway into the second with a 57-foot wrist shot from near the blue line that found its way through traffic. Wilson netted Colorado’s third power-play goal of the night with less than three minutes remaining in the period when he beat Petersen after a behind-the-net pass from Rantanen.Colorado chased Petersen with a pair of goals less than two minutes apart in the third. Barrie extended his points streak to six games when he put home a rebound 70 seconds into the period. Zadorov then ended Petersen’s night with a wrist shot that went over his glove.Peter Budaj, who made two saves on three shots, came on and allowed Calvert’s goal. Los Angeles closed the scoring on goals by Luff and Wagner, who had the first of his NHL career.NOTES: Los Angeles C Adrian Kempe suffered a lower-body injury during the first period and did not return. … Rantanen has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving/embellishment. It is the second time Rantanen has been cited for embellishment this season, which is what triggered the fine. The embellishment penalty happened during the second period of a Nov. 14 game against Boston. … Los Angeles acquired forward Pavel Jenys from Minnesota in exchange for defenceman Stephan Falkovsky. Both players are currently in the East Coast Hockey League. … The Kings honoured Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus.UP NEXTAvalanche: Travel to Arizona on Friday to complete a three-game road trip.Kings: Host Vancouver on Friday.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJoe Reedy, The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State Athlete of the Week Womens soccer senior defender Lauren Granberg

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Ohio State women’s soccer senior defender Lauren Granberg’s hat trick against Nebraska got her something extra in addition to helping the Buckeyes beat the Cornhuskers.After a three-goal effort against Nebraska on Sunday, Granberg was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week.Granberg, who shares the award with Minnesota sophomore forward Taylor Uhl, said she does not mind sharing the title with Uhl and is happy to be credited for her work on the field. Monday’s Big Ten Conference honor is the second of Granberg’s career.“It was still good to put in all that work and finally get some recognition, but obviously I’m excited and enthusiastic about it,” Granberg said. “I will still need to be levelheaded and grounded because the work’s not done yet.”Granberg’s honor is the fifth Big Ten award for the Buckeye team this season. Granberg said the number of awards the team has garnered indicates the team should not be sold short.“I think it just goes to show how hard our team is coming out to work this year and the expectations that we have for one another,” Granberg said. “Having that many awards for our team just shows that our team is not to be underestimated by any means.”The Canada native made Buckeye history on Sunday when the Buckeyes defeated Nebraska, 4-0. The three-goal outing marked the first hat trick of Granberg’s career, as well the 10th hat trick in OSU women’s soccer history.Granberg attributed her hat trick to the help of her teammates.“We focused as a team on shooting and combinational work with each other,” Granberg said. “I couldn’t have gotten any of those goals without my teammates and without their hard work.”Senior forward Tiffany Cameron assisted Granberg on two of the goals and said Granberg’s hard work is what helped her score on Sunday.“(Granberg) has been working really hard and came through for us last weekend when we needed her,” Cameron said. “She is really good at finding the ball and finding space.”Coach Lori Walker also attributed Granberg’s performance over the weekend to her work ethic and leadership.“No. 1, she is our captain …” Walker said. “She works so hard and covers a ton of ground.”Granberg said she is happy with her performance so far this season but she still has goals she wants to accomplish before her senior season is over.“I would love to hit double digits in goals and continue to give my team some assists,” Granberg said. “It would be absolutely amazing to see Tiffany Cameron break the record for goals scored and if I can have any part in that in helping her to achieve that goal along with my goal, that would definitely make me happy.”Granberg and the Buckeyes are scheduled to battle against Michigan on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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New Martin Engineering air cannon design helps to boost mined material flow

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first_imgMartin Engineering, a global leader in material flow aid technology, has introduced a new hybrid air cannon design. The Martin® Typhoon Extreme Air Cannon features the simple one-line plumbing of a traditional solenoid operation with the power, efficiency and ease of maintenance advanced centrally-located valve designs. Martin Engineering’s Air Cannons eliminate hang-ups and boost the flow of coal or other mined materials from storage, or through screens, chutes and feeders.Supplying more force output with less air consumption than traditional air cannons, the Martin Typhoon Extreme Air Cannon “delivers outstanding performance with minimal set-up” according to the company. The complete valve assembly can be removed in one easy step and replaced within minutes, working from one side of the tank, eliminating the need to ever remove the tank from the vessel for service. Requiring only one air line to fill the tank and trigger valve, minimal plumbing is required.  The air cannon assembly features a rigid steel mount that tolerates vibration for improved durability. The Typhoon Extreme Air Cannon’s negative pressure firing provides effective performance in challenging applications with limited budgets.Using the same tank as Martin Engineering’s Hurricane Supreme Air Cannon, the Typhoon can easily be upgraded to a positive pressure-firing Hurricane valve to provide even greater output force. The company states that the new air cannon system is an ideal upgrade for the Martin Extra High Velocity Air Cannon. There are three models available; 35-litre (33 kg), 70-litre (40 kg) and 150 litre (56 kg).last_img read more

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Tánaiste Burton Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the

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first_imghttps://vine.co/v/MUdgXWMOOnTNEWLY-APPOINTED TÁNAISTE Joan Burton has said she will strive to ensure that the government will deliver an economic recovery “that works for the many and not just the few”.“My aim as leader of the Labour Party is to drive a social as well as an economic recovery,” she told her first press conference as Labour leader and Tánaiste in Dublin today.Burton was speaking after being elected party leader earlier this afternoon, succeeding Eamon Gilmore. She met the Taoiseach in the Mansion House this evening and was formally appointed as Tánaiste.In her press conference, Burton identified the issue of housing, particularly in Dublin, as one that needs to be addressed by government and said that Eamon Gilmore is “eminently well-qualified” for the role of EU Commissioner.Burton laughed off the absence of Labour ministers Ruairí Quinn and Pat Rabbitte from her celebrations today, saying she had spoken to both in recent days including Rabbitte today. Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitter Joan Burton says Ruairi Quinn and Pat Rabbitte are “here with us in spirit”.— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 4, 2014 Hands in the air pic.twitter.com/qPV269cQC5— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 4, 2014 She said that as Tánaiste she hopes to drive “an ambitious programme of social and affordable housing” and she set out plans to establish a low pay commission.Burton said that the party had “governed perhaps too much with the head and not enough with the heart” over the past there years, borrowing a phrase from President and former Labour minister Michael D Higgins.She said she wants a low pay commission to advise the government on the appropriate level of the minimum wage and ensure “no more attacks on low-paid workers”.She said she wants to see a strategic investment bank to lend to SMEs established “rapidly” and said said there is “unfinished business” on legacy bank debt emphasising that she is “determined to keep fighting our case” at an EU level.Burton said she is looking forward to working with Enda Kenny to win the referendum on same-sex marriage next spring.center_img “Under my leadership, Labour will enshrine equal rights – from the workplace to the wedding ceremony,” she said.She said the party must reclaim the reform agenda and deliver “more aggressive change” to “restore faith in Irish politics”.She said she is very concerned about the collapse of all-party talks on flags, parades and the past in Northern Ireland, saying that dialogue is the best way of achieving a solution. Burton indicated that big spending departments like Health, Education and Social Protection should be included in the Economic Management Council of which she is now a member.The Dublin West TD would not be drawn on whether she will push for Labour to have the  Jobs ministry after the reshuffle.Asked if there was a way back for those who have quit the Labour party in recent years she said: “It’s always open to people to re-apply to join the Labuor party.”She said anyone who wanted to rejoin would “clearly” have to support the party’s policies.In concluding her opening speech she said: ”I will lead with my head as well as my heart and I will do my best to deliver.”Read: Alex White concedes: “This is Joan’s day”Read: Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour PartyRead: Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader Source: Hugh O’Connell/Twitterlast_img read more

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iPad now supported by Google Docs desktop editor

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first_imgThe great thing about using Google Docs with the iPad is that it is yet one more way executives can convince their IT departments that they need one for “business” reasons. A few weeks ago, Google launched the English-version of a new mobile document editor compatible with Android 2.2 and iOS 3.0 and higher devices which includes the iPad. Using the editor is as easy as visiting docs.google.com using your mobile browser. Though the mobile editor is great there are times when users may find that they need even more advanced editing options.AdChoices广告That’s why Google now supports the iPad through the desktop version of the document editor. The desktop editor will allow users to make style edits which includes changing a font or centering a paragraph. When editing a spreadsheet, iPad users will now also be able to insert formulas. That’s good news for those accountants out there who may be looking to do more with their iPad.Switching to the desktop version is easy. Within the mobile editor simply click on View to change to the desktop version. Within their blog, Google does hint that iPad owners may see some slower performance when using the desktop version of the editor since it doesn’t have the same processing power as a full blown desktop. Still, if you’re travelling and have ditched your laptop for an iPad full time it’s a nice option to have when you need it.Read more at the Google Blog.last_img read more

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Heres what Wikipedia looks like as a map

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first_imgThere is a lot of data housed in the servers that power Wikipedia.org — about 40GB worth of data, to be exact. With 1.5 million articles, it has reached a point where it’s almost impossible to grasp the entire scope of the site anymore. That is, unless you present all that data in a captivating visual representation. Such was the project of one Olivier Beauchesne.Beauchesne decided to spend a few days of his life combing through the entire unfiltered repository of Wikipedia articles, and figured out how to present the information in a way that had never been done before — on a map. He took the roughly 400,000 articles that were geocoded and then broke them up into different categories to see exactly how different regions of the world were represented in the online encyclopedia. For example, if you look at the geocoded information on articles about football and basketball, they almost exclusively point to the United States. Topics that focus on things like Hindu or Islam, however, are more concentrated around India and the Middle East.The “Spanish” mapArticles about airports, airplanes, and passengers, on the other hand, light up virtually ever corner of the planet, with North America receiving only a slightly, albeit expected, larger emphasis.The various topics were not chosen at random, but rather by an algorithm called Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), which organizes large amounts of conversational text into topics that can be organized. The geocoded information was then mapped using a variety of tools, mostly Unix-based.When you look at each individual topic, it comes across as rather underwhelming and not all that surprising. When you step back and look at the bigger picture, though, it really illuminates the fact that Wikipedia is a truly global collaboration. It would be difficult to find any other online platform where the involvement and activity among users is so widespread and universal. A full slideshow of the different maps can be seen on Beauchesne’s blog.last_img read more

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Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available nearly everywhere starting April 24th

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first_imgSamsung is about to do what no other smartphone manufacturer has ever done before, at in the US. Before the end of April, Samsung will have the Galaxy S4 available on seven different US carriers as well as seven different retailers.Samsung’s approach to releasing smartphones over the last few years has evolved at a fairly steady rate. Samsung’s Galaxy line has always been focused on existing on as many networks as possible, no matter what it took. The original Galaxy S was different on every carrier, such that it was impossible for someone to know that they were all Galaxy S phones that were released around the same time.The Galaxy S2 suffered from the same fate, but the branding slowly started to stick. By the time the Galaxy S3 was ready to be launched, Samsung was finally able to release phones that looked the same on every major US carrier. The Galaxy S4 launch completes that journey, by being available almost everywhere at almost the same time.Starting at the end of April, the Galaxy S4 will be available on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket, US Cellular, and C Spire. Exact dates will be different for each carrier, starting online only on April 24 with T-Mobile.On top of the special Samsung shops that we reported will be setup in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations around the US, Samsung has arranged for the S4 to be available at Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target, and Wal-Mart around the same time. By May, Galaxy S4 advertising will be in all of these retailers and carriers, making it the most prolific US smartphone launch ever.Samsung’s latest flagship is certainly the 800lb gorilla in the room, and the brand recognition today is enough that producing a superior smartphone tot he Galaxy S4 won’t by itself be enough to matter. Phones like the HTC One or the LG Optimus G Pro may provide a better experience overall, but neither of these phones will be nearly as available as the S4. The only other company prepared to compete with Samsung on this scale is Apple, and thanks to a new deal with T-Mobile they now have what they need to offer their latest on as many networks and retail locations.last_img read more

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Senate leaders trade barbed words over Supreme Court

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first_imgWASHINGTON — The Senate battle over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start — even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders traded accusations and barbed comments Thursday on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come.Both sides are quickly mobilizing after Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose votes have been key in deciding cases on abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights, sent shockwaves through Washington Wednesday by announcing his retirement plans.Republicans are pressing for speedy action — assuming Trump makes a quick announcement of his pick — but Democrats argue that the confirmation action should be put on hold until after the November midterm elections. The Democrats are citing Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s successful block of President Barack Obama’s nominee to the court, Merrick Garland, in 2016. Republicans argued the seat should be left open because it was a presidential election year.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday it would be the “height of hypocrisy” to vote before this year’s election on Trump’s nominee.“If the Senate’s constitutional duty to advise and consent is just as important as the president’s right to nominate, which the Constitution says it is, why should a midterm election be any less important that a presidential election?” Schumer said.last_img read more

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Teen sentenced for role in fatal shooting in Hazel Dell parking lot

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first_imgA 17-year-old boy charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man during a botched drug robbery in a Hazel Dell parking lot in December was sentenced Friday to a range of about 3 1/2 to six years in a juvenile facility.Terrance J. Busby pleaded guilty in Clark County Juvenile Court to first-degree robbery. He was originally charged with first-degree murder as the getaway driver for two 15-year-old co-defendants, Oriley J. Huynh and Tristan A. Cienfuegos.The teens planned to rob Vancouver’s Gage Allan Kiser of marijuana on Dec. 10, but their plot turned deadly when Huynh shot Kiser multiple times, prosecutors say.Senior Deputy Prosecutor James Smith said that after reviewing the evidence and determining Busby was the least culpable, rather than go to trial and potentially compromise the case against the co-defendants, the parties opted to resolve Busby’s case in juvenile court.Busby received 129 to 260 weeks of detention, plus 12 months for a firearm enhancement. Smith said Busby didn’t fire the weapon, but he’s still liable for the enhancement. He is subject to supervision under the juvenile-justice system until his 25th birthday.last_img read more

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Councilmember Lorie Zapf recaps her State of the District address

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Police pursuit suspect arrested after barricading himself in a Mission Bay motel

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first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man led police on a short car chase and barricaded himself in a Mission Bay motel before officers were able to arrest him Sunday.Police tried to stop a car in the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue after 9 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Steve Bourasa. The driver, who police said was wanted for burglary and weapons charges, wouldn’t yield to officers, and fled to a motel in the 4300 block of Mission Bay Drive.Another passenger was also in the car.One person in the vehicle got out, ran into the motel and holed himself up in one of the rooms, Bourasa said. The other person stayed in the car and was quickly taken into custody.Police set up a perimeter around the motel and were able to arrest the person in the hotel room shortly after 10 a.m., Bourasa said. It was not clear if that had been the driver or passenger.No names were immediately arrested. October 14, 2018 Posted: October 14, 2018 Police pursuit suspect arrested after barricading himself in a Mission Bay motelcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:18 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Battery Storage Could Provide Next Boost in Energy Resilience

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Army is considering adding utility-scale batteries at a number of installations with existing renewable energy projects to bolster their resilience. The initiative follows a 1-megawatt battery project at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., which went online last February and comes as storage options have become more affordable, Michael McGhee, executive director of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), told the Army News Service.Several battery projects “are in the works” and could come this year, McGhee said. “Large-scale affordable battery storage … provides the most compelling new option paths available that are intriguing to improving resilience on Army installations,” he said.A variety of installations with large solar arrays — including Forts Gordon, Benning and Stewart in Georgia; Fort Rucker and Anniston Army Depot in Alabama; and Fort Detrick, Md. — along with Fort Hood, Texas, which obtains power from an onsite array and an off-site wind farm, could benefit from battery storage, McGhee said. Another trend for 2019 could be the increased use of natural gas as its cost declines and design improvements allow the use of smaller gas-fired plants. The local utility in Lawton, Okla., is exploring the possibility of developing a natural gas-fired power plant and a solar array on Fort Sill, he said. The utility would lease land for the two projects through an enhanced use lease (EUL) and provide the Army a backup power capability in return, according to the story.OEI typically uses EULs or power purchase agreements for its projects. To build microgrids, though, the office is looking at a range of options, including direct Army funding, energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts. “We’re weaving together a collection of authorities that very often are not considered in concert,” McGhee said.Photo courtesy of U.S. Armylast_img read more

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Dolby Atmos sound bars are finally affordable in 2019 thanks to Vizio

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first_img Vizio SB36512-F6 Comments Read CNET’s review $399 See at Best Buy See it All about Atmos: Height mattersDolby Atmos and its rival DTS:X are known as “immersive audio.” Both add something new to the more Dolby Digital and DTS surround soundtracks: a height dimension. Upward-firing speakers enhance involvement in action titles, concert films and video games. The Dolby Atmos format is designed to be flexible in how it’s implemented in your home, but the most effective use of height is by having the channels at the front. Sound bars like the Vizio SB36512-F6 bounce sound effects off your ceiling back at you. As rears are designed to be barely heard it always pays to have them mounted high to aid in diffusion — if you can hear surrounds they distract you from the screen.dolby-atmos-upward-firing-speakersDolby’s upward firing speakers as seen in 5.1.2 setup. Dolby The Vizio works because it offers excellent home theater sound plus plenty of connectivity to hook up your other gear. The subwoofer is weighty-sounding but not so huge that you won’t find somewhere to stash it. Drawbacks include the necessity of running front-to-back wires for the rears, and sound that’s not as accomplished as some other Vizio speakers when it comes to music. But at the Vizio’s price those are decent tradeoffs, especially if you’re primarily interested in movie watching. Speakers Walmart Sarah Tew/CNET Dolby’s Atmos home theater audio standard debuted back in 2014, and brought with the biggest change since the creation of surround sound itself: height. Dedicated drivers fire toward the ceiling, creating an even more immersive feel for TV shows and movies. You can find Atmos soundtracks on Blu-ray discs and streaming services like Netflix and iTunes via more devices than ever, including smart TVs, Xbox One, Apple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and more.Until very recently, however, sound systems that can convey the power of Atmos haven’t come cheap. Budget AV receivers with Atmos have been available for several years, but they require a full multi-speaker setup to shine.Finally, in 2019, Atmos is coming to affordable sound bars. Sure the Samsung K950 Atmos sound bar from 2016 sounded great, but at $1,500 it was nowhere near “affordable.” I recommended it as an Atmos product because at the time it was the only game in town. But now, there’s Vizio. The budget TV and audio brand’s excellent SB36512-F6 retails for $500 all-in, and it has Atmos.  $399 On the other hand if you do want to go the multi-speaker route, the Denon AVR-S740H or Onkyo TX-NR585 both provide a solid foundation for future Atmos-based systems. You could then use it to power a Pioneer 5.1 system and Atmos add-on modules at $750. Vizio SB36512-F6 At its current sale price of $400 there isn’t much to touch the SB36512-F6 right now, and it’s likely to reign for the foreseeable future. Yes, we’re only partway through 2019 and there are many more Atmos sound bars in the pipeline, some from Vizio itself. Is it possible there will be a more recommendable Atmos sound bar available later in the year? Sure, but Sony, Samsung, LG and Yamaha have been working at Atmos for a while and have yet to come near Vizio’s price point. We’ll see.If your main complaint about sound bars is that they do not have immersive audio built-in, friend, the time has come. The Vizio SB36512-F6 is the Atmos system you should get. Vizio SB36512-F Mentioned Above VIZIO SB36512-F6 $398 $386 Now playing: Watch this: DTS:X: The immersive audio standard, explained Finally, an affordable Dolby Atmos sound bar worth buying 5 new Vizio sound bars include Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant support Dolby Atmos: Why it’s cool, how it works and how to get it LG’s new sound bar range for 2019 includes Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant Related Links The Vizio SB36512-F6 is an excellent, entry-level Atmos sound bar. It offers excellent home theater sound with dedicated height and surround speakers. Bluetooth streaming adds some flexibility for music lovers. Dell Best Buy Vizio’s $500 Atmos sound bar is the one to buy 2 See It See It See It Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice LG Samsung Sony Vizio Review • Vizio SB36512-F6: The Dolby Atmos sound bar you should buy Tags 1:50 22 Photoslast_img read more

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CM YS Jagan to visit Kadapa district on Aug 8

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first_imgKadapa: The district Collector Harikiran said in a statement on Tuesday that AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be visiting Kadapa district on August 8th. CM will reach Kadapa airport at 9.35 am on Thursday and immediately depart to Pulivendula at 9:40 pm in a helicopter. CM YS Jagan will visit Bhakrapuram dairy center at 10.30 am. During the tour, CM will participate in the statue unveiling program of late YS Vivekananda Reddy. Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us After the program, CM YS Jagan will reach R&B guest house at 11:15 pm and will conduct a meeting on Pulivendula constituency development till afternoon at 12:15 pm. After a short break, he will leave to Anantapur district at 1:00 pm. Over CM’s district tour, Collector Harikiran has directed the officials to make tight security arrangements.last_img read more

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EU for Rohingyas dignified return to Myanmar

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first_imgRohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. Reuters file photoThe European Union’s commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management has begun a two-day visit to Bangladesh, to assess the ground reality of the Rohingya refugee crisis.“Here in Bangladesh the scale of this emergency is painfully clear to see: This is the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world,” commissioner Christos Stylianides said in a statement on the first day of his visit on Tuesday.The visit comes a week after the EU and its member states pledged more than 50 per cent of the US$ 344 million total funding raised at the international conference on the Rohingya refugee crisis held in Geneva.Commissioner Stylianidesis visited the Kutupalong camp in Coxs Bazar, where an EU-funded project is helping over 100,000 people, mostly vulnerable children and women, gain access to essential services, an EU news release said.“The Rohingya people are not alone in these difficult times,” he said.Stylianidesis also commended and supported “the generous approach” of the Bangladeshi authorities to the Rohingya people.At the same time, he added, the EU “continues to insist on full aid access in Myanmar and is working to address the situation in Northern Rakhine state”.The EU official recommended that every refugee should be registered properly and that “Myanmar takes all necessary steps to allow them a voluntary and dignified return in secure conditions”.The commissioner will hold meetings with government officials of Bangladesh and humanitarian partners to discuss the international community’s response to the crisis and Bangladesh’s needs to move forward, the release said.last_img read more

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