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Cinema 4D Video Tutorial: Skyscrapers

first_imgThis tutorial is a great example of what can be achieved using geometrical shapes in Cinema 4D. However, if you are wanting to create more of an ‘irregular’ shaped object, we offer some tips in our recent Realistic Rose Tutorial.If you are interested in learning more about Cinema 4D check out the Cinema4D section of the PremiumBeat blog.Got questions about creating a skyscraper building in Cinema4D?Let us know in the comments! Learn to create beautiful 3D model skyscrapers in the following Cinema 4D video tutorial.Although there are a bunch of great online resources for purchasing Cinema 4D objects, building them yourself may offer more customization and doesn’t cost you a thing. In the following exclusive video tutorial I’ll show you how to create skyscraper buildings in Cinema4D.Download the project file and follow along with the tutorial video below:[maxbutton id=”23″]Although the tutorial specifically covers skyscrapers, the same principle can be applied to a wide variety of models. The tutorial covers:ModelingTexturingGeometric ShapesPositioning Lightslast_img read more

Cyclonic storm alert in Odisha

first_imgThe National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Home Ministry, has cautioned the Odisha government against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said. In an advisory to Chief Secretary AP Padhi and Special Relief Commission BP Sethi, the NERC said on Monday a depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal was likely to move northwestwards towards the Odisha coast over the next 72 hours.“The depression is likely to intensify by tomorrow (Tuesday) and turn into a cyclonic storm in the following hours. It is very likely to move northwestward towards Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 72 hours,” the advisory said. The State government should take appropriate precautionary measures under such circumstances, it added. HR Biswas, the director of meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar, also confirmed in the morning that a “depression has been recorded at a distance of around 720 km from Gopalpur coast in Odisha”.The State was likely to experience heavy rainfall on October 10 and October 11, he stated. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said he was in touch with the Indian Meterological Department headquarters in New Delhi on the matter. The State government would issue alert to districts well in advance, he said. The IMD, in a special bulletin on Monday afternoon, said Odisha could expect heavy to very-heavy rainfall at isolated places in the coastal areas for four days, beginning on October 9. Squally winds reaching a speed of 45 to 55 km per hour, gusting to 65 km per hour, were also likely to prevail along and off north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts from October 9 afternoon, it said. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into central Bay of Bengal from October 8 to 10 and northern part of the sea from October 9 to 11, the IMD bulletin added.last_img read more

Linguist Takes Over as Italy’s Science Minister

first_img Italian Senate A linguist and former university administrator has been appointed to Italy’s top science policy position. On Friday, Italy’s new prime minister, Matteo Renzi, announced that Stefania Giannini will be his minister of education, universities, and research. Giannini will have the unthankful job of preserving what’s left of Italy’s scientific legacy at a time of shrinking budgets.Giannini, 53, is a professor of linguistics and comparative linguistics at the University for Foreigners of Perugia; between 2004 and 2013, she also served as the university’s rector, a position she gave up when she was elected to the Senate for former Prime Minister Mario Monti’s centrist party, Civic Choice, in February 2013.“I hope that Giannini will be able to appreciate the strategic importance of scientific research and its applications, despite her background in the humanities,” says Piergiorgio Strata, a neuroscientist at the University of Turin.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The third minister on the post in less than 3 years, Giannini doesn’t have an easy job ahead of her. Public spending on research and development in Italy is just 1% of its gross domestic product, a low rate compared with neighbors like Switzerland and France. A key funding instrument, the Italian Research Project of National Interest, shrunk from €170 million in 2010 and 2011 to €38 million in 2012, and may drop to zero in 2014. Italy’s Ordinary Fund for Higher Education, which provides block funding for universities, has shrunk from €7.5 billion in 2009 to €6.6 billion in 2013.“A country cannot spend €275 billion on pensions and €53 billion on education,” Giannini said in an interview yesterday with La Repubblica. But her two predecessors, Francesco Profumo and Maria Chiara Carrozza, have been unable to reverse the trends, and the mood among academics is gloomy. “I am extremely skeptical about the political situation overall,” says physicist Francesco Sylos Labini of the Enrico Fermi Center in Rome, who’s a member of the grassroots campaign group Return On Academic Research. “Once again, this government coalition did not have a consensus from the electorate, which makes the whole scenario very shaky,” he says.Italy is hoping that E.U. funds will help make up for the declines. A new National Research Program (NRP) 2014 to 2020, presented by outgoing Minister Carrozza on 31 January, has a 7-year timeline, just like Horizon 2020, the European Union’s new research program; that’s an “important signal,” Strata says. But for E.U. grants to have a real impact, Italian researchers would have to become more successful in bagging them. “It requires a mindset that Italy doesn’t have yet,” Giannini said in the La Repubblica interview.NRP has a 7-year budget of €6.3 billion, or €900 million per year. But Sylos Labini is not sure that the government will actually find the money to fund the plan. He says it’s urgent that the government spends more money on basic research, without which innovation isn’t possible. “Italian basic research is in peril,” Sylos Labini says. When in Rome … Winning more E.U. grants “requires a mindset that Italy doesn’t have yet,” Stefania Giannini says.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Teams and their strength analysis

first_imgWith 127 players bought by the 10 IPL franchisees, here is an analysis of the teams and their strategies.KINGS XI PUNJABCurrent squadVirender SehwagAdam Gilchrist (Rs 4.14cr), David Hussey (Rs 6.4cr), Dinesh Karthik (Rs 4.14cr), Stuart Broad (Rs 2.07cr), Abhishek Nayar (Rs 3.68cr), Piyush Chawla ( Rs 4.14cr), Praveen Kumar (Rs 3.68cr), Ryan Harris (Rs 1.49cr), Shaun Marsh (Rs 2.07cr); Dimitri Mascarenhas (Rs 46 lakh)Team analysisKings XI have a decent mix with Adam Gilchrist, in all probability, leading the side in the fourth edition. David Hussey is a specialist T20 player and will give them a solid middle order batsman. The pace bowlers picked are Praveen Kumar, Stuart Broad and Ryan Harris. One fails to understand why would any franchisee pick a pace bowler who has been ruled out of action after undergoing a knee surgery and who would be fighting against time to get fit for the IPL. Even Stuart Broad isn’t a specialist T20 bowler.DELHI DAREDEVILSCurrent squadGautam Gambhir.Irfan Pathan (Rs 8.74cr), David Warner (Rs 3.45cr), Naman Ojha (Rs 1.24cr), James Hopes (Rs 1.61cr), Morne Morkel (Rs 2.18cr), Aaron Finch (Rs 1.38cr), Virender Sehwag (retained), Umesh Yadav (Rs 3.45 cr), Venugopal Rao (Rs 3.22 cr), Ashok Dinda (Rs 1.72 cr)Team analysisThe Daredevils have stitched together a team that doesn’t look very solid on paper. Irfan Pathan was bought at a whopping Rs 8.74 cr even though he hasn’t played international cricket for nearly two years and has just returned from an injury lay-off. David Warner comes back as he forms a lethal opening combination with Virender Sehwag. Morne Morkel is the main strike bowler but apart from these players, the Delhi line-up isn’t awe inspiring.advertisementPUNE WARRIORSCurrent squadZaheer Khan.Yuvraj Singh (Rs 8.28cr), Graeme Smith (Rs 2.30cr), Robin Uthappa (Rs 9.66cr), Tim Paine (Rs 1.24cr), Angelo Mathews (Rs 4.37cr), Nathan McCullum (Rs 46lakh), Callum Ferguson (Rs 1.38cr), Ashish Nehra (Rs 3.91cr), Jerome Taylor (Rs 46 lakh), Wayne Parnell (Rs 89.6 lakh), Mitchell Marsh (Rs 1.29 cr), Murali Kartik (Rs1.84 cr)Team analysisThe franchise owned by the Sahara conglomerate has jumped into the IPL bandwagon and have made quite a big splash at the auction itself. They seem to have all bases covered. They have a plethora of foreign talent at their disposal but with the limit of playing just four of them in the eleven, they would need some good local talent to supplement the squad. They have just under $1 million left to spend on players.DECCAN CHARGERSCurrent squadAdam Gilchrist.Kevin Pietersen (Rs 2.99 cr), Cameron White (Rs 5.06 cr), Kumar Sangakkara (Rs 3.22 cr), JP Duminy (Rs 1.38 cr), Shikhar Dhawan (Rs 1.38 cr); Dale Steyn (Rs 5.52 cr); Amit Mishra (Rs 1.38 cr); Ishant Sharma (Rs 2.07 cr) Pragyan Ojha (Rs 2.3 cr) Dan Christian (Rs 4.14 cr), Manpreet Goni (Rs 1.33 cr)Team analysisDeccan Chargers bid aggressively for Dale Steyn, currently the best bowler in the world. He is going to be a great asset in T20, even though he has a propensity to leak runs in limited overs cricket. They stuck with left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who has had a fair amount of success in IPL. Cameron White is an intelligent buy as he has the ability to win a match on his own. But having Ishant Sharma in their ranks might be a double-edged sword as his form has dipped alarmingly.CHENNAI SUPER KINGSCurrent squadIfran Pathan.Michael Hussey (Rs 1.95cr), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 46lakh), Dwayne Bravo (Rs 92lakh), Doug Bollinger (Rs 3.22cr), R Ashwin (Rs 3.91cr), S Badrinath (Rs 3.68cr), MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay and Albie Morkel (all retained), Sudeep Tyagi (Rs 1.1 cr), Scott Styris (Rs 92 lakh), Faf du Plessis (Rs 52 lakh), Ben Hilfenhaus (Rs 46 lakh)Team analysisThe defending champions had a clear strategy: retain as many stars of the previous seasons as possible, simply because as they won the IPL and the Champions League last year. So there was no surprise as they got back players like R Ashwin, Doug Bollinger and Sudip Tyagi. They have a good balance of national and international players. Having genuine all-rounders like Dwayne Bravo and Albie Morkel, who can hit some lusty blows, gives Chennai a settled look.KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERSCurrent squadRobin Uthappa.Gautam Gambhir (Rs 11.04 cr), Yusuf Pathan (Rs 9.66 cr), Jacques Kallis (Rs 5.06cr), Brad Haddin (Rs 1.49), Shakeeb Al Hasan (Rs 1.95cr); Brett Lee (Rs 1.84cr), Eoin Morgan (Rs 1.61 cr); Manoj Tiwary (Rs 2.18cr), Jaidev Unadkat (Rs 1.15 cr), Lakshmipathy Balaji (Rs 2.3 cr)Team analysisAfter being in the wrong half for the first three seasons, Shah Rukh Khan and his co-owners have decided to change strategy. They have spent most of their money on a selected few impact players. They have also cared nothing for sentiment and allowed Sourav Ganguly to leave. They have a well-balanced side as of now, but need some good local talent and uncapped players to fill the gaps in the squad. They don’t have a lot of money left in the bank though.advertisementTEAM KOCHICurrent squadDale Steyn.M Jayawardene (Rs 6.9cr), VVS Laxman (Rs 1.84cr), Brendon McCullum (Rs 2.18cr), Sreesanth (Rs 4.14cr), RP Singh (Rs 2.30cr), Parthiv Patel (Rs 1.33cr), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 4.37cr), Steven Smith (Rs 92lakh), M Muralitharan (Rs 5.06cr), Brad Hodge (rs 1.95cr), Ramesh Powar (Rs 82.8 lakh), R Vinaykumar (Rs 2.18 cr), Steven O’Keefe (RS 9.2 lakh)Team analysisThe newest member of the IPL club seem to have played their cards well. Snapping up the experienced Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan is a good move. Sreesanth was always going to go to Kochi, as he is the state cricket’s poster boy. The explosive Brendon McCullum gives Kochi the x-factor while Parthiv Patel, Brad Hodge and VVS Laxman give them solidity in the middle order. RP Singh had a successful IPL-2 and provides the team a well-rounded look.MUMBAI INDIANSCurrent squadM S Dhoni.Rohit Sharma (Rs 9.2 cr), Andrew Symonds (Rs 3.91 cr), Davy Jacobs (Rs 87 lakh), James Franklin (Rs 46 lakh); Sachin Tendulkar (retained); Harbhajan Singh (retained); Kieron Pollard (retained); Lasith Malinga (retained), Munaf Patel (Rs 3.22 cr), Clint McKay (Rs 50.6 lakh)Team analysisThey were the most balanced side last season and if anything, they seem stronger this year. The core of their team is intact. The seam bowling department has also been strengthened with some sound buys. Mumbai has always produced good players so the local talent they sign should be of high quality as well. Playing under Tendulkar will be a major attraction for youngsters they wish to acquire. And interestingly, Harbhajan and Andrew Symonds will share the dressing room.ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORECurrent squadGautam Gambhir.Tillakaratne Dilshan (Rs 2.99 cr), Zaheer Khan (Rs 4.14 cr), AB de Villiers (Rs 5.06 cr), Daniel Vettori (Rs 2.53 cr), Saurabh Tiwary (Rs 7.36 cr); Dirk Nannes (Rs 2.99 cr); Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs 3.22 cr); Virat Kohli (retained), Mohammad Kaif (Rs 57.8 lakh), Charl Langeveldt (Rs 64.4 lakh), Abhimanyu Mithun (Rs 1.19 cr)Team analysisWith Anil Kumble by his side, Vijay Mallya could not have got it wrong. Most departments seem to be taken care of but the captaincy issue has to be decided. Kumble has quit playing and Rahul Dravid has moved to Rajasthan Royals. However, apart from Mithun, there seems to be a lack of local flavor in the squad and the franchise will have to look into the issue when it recruits its remaining players in the coming days. Dirk Nannes is an excellent buy as he is a proven performer in Indian conditions.RAJASTHAN ROYALSCurrent squadS Sreesanth.Ross Taylor (Rs 2.6 cr), Rahul Dravid (Rs 2.3 cr), Johan Botha (Rs 4.37 cr), Paul Collingwood (Rs1.15 cr), Shane Warne (retained), Shane Watson (retained), Shaun Tait (Rs 1.38 cr), Pankaj Singh (Rs 42.3 lakh)Team analysisThe winners in Season One have made some good buys but whether they will be good enough to upset the applecart of more fancied teams remains to be seen.advertisementUnder the astute captaincy of Shane Warne, the Royals have been punching above their weight. The champion leg-spinner spinner will have to work his magic once more to get the best out of his squad. Aussie all-rounder Shane Watson will hold the key for them once again.last_img read more

Morning Newswrap October 5

first_imgPak exposed: Eyewitnesses across LoC give graphic details of India’s surgical strikes, says reportAccording to some newspaper reports, bodies of those killed by the surgical strikes on September 29 were taken away in trucks for secret burials.Post declares Trump’s candidate winner prior the results, goes viralThe GOP post that appeared 90 minutes prior to the debate announced Trump’s candidate as the clear winner of the debate scoring on issues of economy and Hillary’s scandals.Iulia Vantur and Salman call it quits? Other times Salman has been unlucky in love While many thought that Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur would tie the knot this December, it now seems like a distant dream. But it isn’t his relationship with Iulia that has taken the wrong turn. Here are the other times Salman has been unlucky in love. Sponsors hail Maria Sharapova’s reduced ban Maria Sharapova can return to the court next April after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her two-year ban by nine months.last_img read more

Bill Slater obituary

first_imgThe footballer Bill Slater, who has died aged 91, was a key member of the great Wolverhampton Wanderers side of the mid-to-late 1950s that won three league titles and then an FA Cup. He also played with distinction for England in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.A Wolves player for more than a decade, from 1952 until 1963, Slater made more than 300 appearances for the club, first as an inside-forward and latterly as a cool and authoritative centre-half, winning the First Division title in 1954, 1958 and 1959 and, as skipper, the FA Cup against Blackburn Rovers in 1960, when he was voted the football writers’ footballer of the year.He won 12 caps for England between 1954 and 1960, including four in the 1958 World Cup finals; he appeared in all his country’s matches, the first two at left-back and then in midfield. In the second match of the campaign, against Brazil, he was given the difficult task of marking Didi, the gifted and intelligent hub of the Brazilian midfield, and did so well that the game ended 0-0. After three draws in the group stage, England went out to the Soviet Union in a playoff before the quarter-finals.Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, Slater went to Clitheroe grammar school, and decided he wanted to be a teacher. He studied physical education at Carnegie College in Leeds (now Leeds Beckett University) and simultaneously began playing with Blackpool FC as an amateur inside-left.Although his appearances were restricted by his studying commitments and then national service with the army in Germany, he played for the club as a 24-year-old in the 1951 FA Cup final, with Stanley Matthews and Stan Mortensen as teammates, against Newcastle United, a game that Blackpool lost 2-0 but which allowed Slater to earn a place in the record books as the last amateur to play in an FA Cup final. His exploits at Blackpool brought Slater, a tall, blond figure, with a long stride, good ball control and intelligent passing, 20 caps with the England amateur team. When in 1951 he finished his studies and decided to move to Ealing, west London, to be near his girlfriend, Marion, who was soon to be his wife, Blackpool agreed to let Slater go, and to give him a reference. He took that to Brentford, where he dropped back to wing-half, making up a half-back line with two players destined to make considerable careers beyond their playing days: Ron Greenwood, a future England manager, and Jimmy Hill, who became a television pundit.When Slater moved again, in 1952, it was to take up a job in the Midlands as a lecturer in physical education at Birmingham University. He approached Stan Cullis, manager of Wolves, to see if he could join the club as an adjunct to his lecturing career, and was taken on. “I told Stan,” Slater recalled, “that I was looking for a game, no matter which of the Wolves teams I played for.”He appeared for Great Britain at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. Throughout his time with Wolves, Slater also spent his summers playing cricket to a high standard, including regularly for Warwickshire second XI. He left Wolves in 1963 to play briefly again for Brentford, and retired the following year.He then became deputy director of the Crystal Palace sports centre in south London, followed by spells as director of physical education first at Liverpool University and then at Birmingham University. From 1973 onwards he also found the time to coach his daughter, Barbara, a gymnast, who became a British international and competed at the Montreal Olympics in 1976, and in 2009 was appointed director of sport at the BBC. Slater subsequently became closely involved with the development of British gymnastics, and in 1989 was elected president of the British Gymnastics Association. In 1982 he was appointed OBE, advanced to CBE in 1998. He and Marion had four children and eight grandchildren.• William John Slater, footballer, born 12 April 1927; died 18 December 2018 Topics Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Football obituaries Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Wolverhampton Wanderers Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

NYC & NSC 2018 MVPs

first_img18’s GirlsPlayer of the Series: Leesa Mi Mi (QSST)Player of the Final: Taylah Connell (QSST) 9/10 BoysPlayer of the Final: Harradyn Wilson 9/10 GirlsPlayer of the Final: Olivia Jenkins To read the NYC grand final match reports, click here. 7/8 GirlsPlayer of the Final: Skyla Adams 18’s BoysPlayer of the Series: Joshua Moffitt (NSWCHS)Player of the Final: Cooper Marshall (QSST) 7/8 BoysPlayer of the Final: Hayden Wonglast_img

Game Times, Channels Released For 33 ACC Football Contests

first_imgA general view of Clemson's football stadium with an American flag stretched across the football stadium.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 03: A general view of the ACC Championship game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Clemson Tigers at Bank of America Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)With just under three months away from the start of the college football season, all the major conferences and television networks have released kickoff times and channels for a plethora of showdowns. Let’s focus on the ACC contests that have been revealed on Thursday.There are currently 33 games from the ACC that feature the date, time and channel. Out of all the matchups on the slate, the game between Clemson and Syracuse might be the most pivotal.Clemson also has a tough contest with Texas A&M lined up, which is one of two marquee matchups with an SEC opponent. The other is Alabama and Duke in the 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff.Here’s the list for the available ACC contests: August 24: Miami vs. Florida at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNAugust 29: Georgia Tech at Clemson at 8 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkAugust 30: Utah State at Wake Forest at 7 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkAugust 31: East Carolina at NC State at Noon ET on ACC NetworkAugust 31: Duke vs. Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABCAugust 31: South Carolina vs. North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNAugust 31: Virginia Tech at Boston College at 4 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkAugust 31: Syracuse at Liberty at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+August 31: Virginia at Pitt at 7:30 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 2: Notre Dame at Louisville at 8 p.m. on ESPNSeptember 6: William & Mary at Virginia at 8 p.m. on ACC NetworkSeptember 7: Ohio at Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 7: Syracuse at Maryland at Noon ET on ESPN or ESPN2September 7: Old Dominion at Virginia Tech at Noon ET on ESPNUSeptember 7: South Florida at Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 7: Texas A&M at Clemson at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABCSeptember 7: Richmond at Boston College at 3:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network ExtraSeptember 7: North Carolina A&T at Duke at 6 p.m. ET on ACC Network ExtraSeptember 7: Eastern Kentucky at Louisville at 7 p.m. ET on ACC Network ExtraSeptember 7: Miami at North Carolina at 8 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 13: North Carolina at Wake Forest at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNSeptember 13: Kansas at Boston College at 7:30 PM ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 14: Pittsburgh at Penn State at Noon ET on ABCSeptember 14: Furman at Virginia Tech at Noon ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 14: Clemson at Syracuse at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABCSeptember 14: Florida State at Virginia at 7:30 p.m. ET on ACC NetworkSeptember 27: Duke at Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNOctober 10: Syracuse at NC State at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNOctober 11: Virginia at Miami at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNOctober 18: Pittsburgh at Syracuse at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNNovember 14: North Carolina at Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNNovember 20: Akron at Miami at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 or ESPNUNovember 21: NC State at Georgia Tech at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNlast_img read more

Law to stop mob lynching need of the hour DMK

first_imgNew Delhi: The DMK on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that the need of the hour is to make laws to stop mob lynching and honour killing and not criminalising triple talaq.Participating in the discussion on the Muslim Women (protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, DMK leader Kanimozhi said she was opposed to the bill. She said the bill would not send a right signal. The government should bring a “bill to stop honour killing as young men and women have been killed. Everyday there is a report on this. What laws we are bringing to stop that,” she said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”We need to bring bill against mob lynching. That is the need of the hour,” she added. The DMK member also said that the government should bring the women reservation bill. It is there in the election manifesto of the government. It is there second term and it has not been listed yet, she said. Kanimozhi said women members should discuss issues concerning them and “we do not want men to tell us what is right for us”. She said that a BJP member talked about freedom, but the situation currently is that “we are not allowed what we want to eat”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KDescribing the Muslim Women (protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill as “divisive” and “discriminatory”, she said re-promulgation of the law is a “fraud”. In Rajya Sabha last year, it was stalled because it is against the Constitution. “There are blatant deficiencies in this bill,” she said, asking how the issue has become criminal in nature, when it is a civil issue. There is a need to protect rights of men also because women rights includes men’s right also, she said. “Why the (minister) is concerned only about Muslim women and there is no concern about Hindu and Christian women. Why Muslim men are being targeted,” she asked.last_img read more

Canadian oil producers prodding the province for regulatory changes

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is urging the province to increase competitiveness in the oil and gas sector.A report suggests ways Alberta could once again become an industry leader.CAPP President Tim McMillan says market access is only one part of the equation the government needs to fix its policy and regulatory programs.“If the government can get a clear signal. A vision of what they think Alberta is capable of, attracting investments, creating jobs and drilling wells, I think that gives us a ‘North Star’ to measure all of the other regulatory changes against.”He says the government needs to take a ‘whole approach’.“So many of the policies that are inconsistent and inefficient are when one government department has a different view than another and our industry is trapped in the middle.”McMillan points to the U.S. which is making tax reforms, while here in Alberta corporate taxes have increased to 27 per cent.last_img read more

Appointments NAFTA and tax avoidance how federal politics touched us this week

OTTAWA — The week in politics was supposed to be all about kids and playing in the park.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau popped up in disparate corners of the country to highlight Canada 150 free passes to national parks and to celebrate — with cake and all the trimmings — the first anniversary of the Canada Child Benefit, his government’s multi-billion-dollar attempt to deal with income inequality.But the questions that followed him were more about the prime minister’s accountability and appointments than motherhood and apple pie.The U.S. list of objectives for the upcoming NAFTA negotiations and the finance minister’s new proposals to crack down on tax avoidance also loomed large over the past few days.Here’s how politics touched the public this week:ACCOUNTABILITY AND APPOINTMENTSOpposition critics are ratcheting up their questions about the Liberals’ methods in choosing who lands the big, powerful jobs in Ottawa.Three recent appointments have attracted attention because of transparency concerns.Last month, it was Madeleine Meilleur for official languages commissioner. This week, it was Julie Payette for Governor General and then Ian Scott for chairman of the CRTC, which regulates broadcast and telecommunications.With Meilleur, the former provincial cabinet minister withdrew her nomination after relentless pestering about her Liberal connections and donations to the party. With Payette, no one is opposing her appointment in the wake of revelations about a quickly dropped charge of second-degree assault, but the opposition is concerned that the prime minister’s appointment process was opaque. And with Scott, there are concerns his close ties with the telecommunications industry will make him biased.The questions about appointments will undoubtedly persist, partly because the list of vacancies in the top echelons of government is alarmingly long and partly because Trudeau has promised more transparency in governance.NEEDLING ON NAFTAThe U.S. Trade Representative has released its list of objectives to revamp NAFTA, and it’s clear negotiators in all three NAFTA countries have their work cut out for them when they start their talks next month.Many of the American objectives have been aired before, making them no surprise to insiders. But when mapped out over 18 pages and surrounded by vague text that may or may not mean major changes afoot, the list is eye-catching.Canada should expect to have to play defence on dairy production, wine sales, investment in telecommunications, government procurement contracts and rules for cross-border shopping over the Internet. But the biggest fight will probably be over how to settle fights of the future. The United States wants to get rid of that chapter altogether, and in the past, dispute settlement mechanisms have been a deal-breaker for Canada.What does Canada want from the talks? So far, the federal government won’t say much for fear of giving away its negotiating position.TAX AVOIDANCEBorrowing a phrase from his Conservative predecessor Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister Bill Morneau rolled out a “tax fairness” plan this week. It aims to eliminate the ways some high-income earners spread out and record their income so that the government applies a lower tax rate to their earnings.The goal is to prevent rich people from setting up private corporations just to lower their tax bill.Finance Canada says the number of self-employed individuals who have incorporated has almost doubled in the past 16 years.By closing just one of the three loopholes under consideration (income “sprinkling” by putting family members on the payroll), the government figures it will affect about 50,000 families and bring in an extra $250 million a year.Small business owners, doctors, accountants and lawyers are already showing their displeasure. They have 75 days of consultation to change the government’s mind. read more

Saskatchewan reaches deal with Ottawa on future of coalfired power plants

by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2016 9:31 am MDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Saskatchewan reaches deal with Ottawa on future of coal-fired power plants Environment Minister Catherine McKenna speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Friday, November 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld REGINA – Saskatchewan says it has reached a deal with Ottawa that will allow the province to keep using coal-fired power plants in “a responsible manner” beyond 2030.The agreement will allow the province to meet federal emission requirements on an electricity system-wide basis as opposed to regulation of every coal-fired plant.“It’s quite possible that we’ll be operating some unabated coal with this agreement past 2030 … some coal without carbon capture and storage past 2030,” Saskatchewan Environment Minister Scott Moe said Monday at the legislature.Saskatchewan was fired up when Ottawa announced last week that provinces will have to phase out coal entirely and replace it with lower-emitting sources by 2030 or use carbon capture and storage technology.Moe said at the time that the federal government should recognize work the province has already done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Saskatchewan uses carbon capture at one of its coal-fired power plants.“We now have recognition from the federal government that our investments and the carbon that has been captured, for example, by carbon capture and storage, is now part of the agreement in principle,” he said.The deal also acknowledges the province’s move to 50 per cent renewable energy generation by 2030, he said.Keith Stewart, head of the climate and energy campaign at Greenpeace, says if the agreement means Saskatchewan continues with what it was already intending to do, then “that’s a big blow to the federal coal phase-out plan.”“If Saskatchewan is still running old fired-coal plants after 2030, then the federal plan essentially has no teeth,” said Stewart.He pointed out that Ontario has already phased out coal and Alberta has committed to do so as well.Almost 50 per cent of the electricity generated in Saskatchewan uses coal as a fuel source, but coal-fired units are among the largest sources of air pollution in the country.“The federal minister was very clear when she did her coal phase-out announcement, which was no traditional coal plants operating after 2030, and Saskatchewan is the one big player left with a significant amount of coal planned,” Keith said. “If this doesn’t apply to them, then what’s the point of a federal regulation?”Saskatchewan has seven coal-fired plants at three facilities.The province opened a $1.5-billion carbon-capture facility near Estevan in October 2014, but hasn’t made a decision about installing the technology at other plants.SaskPower CEO Mike Marsh says the equivalency agreement gives his Crown utility flexibility to operate its whole fleet, but it still has to meet equivalent CO2 reductions.“In other words, when a unit is due for retirement, they have to be either retired or cleaned up to that new standard,” said Marsh.“We still have to meet those, so the pressure is on to reduce CO2 emissions. We’re going to do that.” read more

Bluecollar Buckeyes shirk being cool to advance to the Elite 8

BOSTON –  “(Ohio State) has two types of basketball teams,” Jared Sullinger said after OSU’s 81-66 victory against Cincinnati. “We’ve got the cool guys and we’ve got the blue-collar guys.” Never was that more apparent than Thursday when the Buckeyes blew a double-digit second half lead only to regroup on their way to victory and a trip to the Elite 8. Coming out of the locker room for the second half, OSU held a 12-point lead and everything was going to plan. Sophomore forwards Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas combined for 30 out of OSU’s 37 points and the Buckeyes seemed to have the game in control. But when the second half started, Sullinger said the cool guys showed up. “To start the second half, we got into the cool guy mode and we kind of let our guard down,” Sullinger said. “(OSU coach Thad Matta) basically told us before we started the second half that they (were) going to come at us with everything they had because Cincinnati is just the type of team that doesn’t give up.” Cincinnati opened the half on a 21-6 run and eventually took a four point lead with 11:34 remaining. The Buckeyes committed four turnovers in fewer than three minutes during that span and the Bearcats were capitalizing on the other end. “We felt like the game was in the bag,” Sullinger said. “Cincinnati came out and punched us in the mouth.” Matta agreed. “We let our guard down,” Matta said. “We had some costly turnovers there, I think three in the first four minutes, that as we told our guys, if you turn it over against Cincinnati, they are scoring at the other end. And they did.” The crowd started to get into the game and suddenly OSU was in danger of being bounced from the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year. Part of the change in momentum may have had to do with Cincinnati’s change in defense. The Bearcats played zone in the first half, but switched to man-to-man in the second half. “We were actually looking for them to play zone,” sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said. “So a few times out there instead of running plays for our man we were running our zone plays against their man-to-man which doesn’t work obviously.” Matta was especially animated toward his team during a timeout in the span. Smith Jr. said his normally calm coach had some choice words for his team, but they helped turn the tide of the game. “He said quite a few things,” Smith Jr. said. “Obviously it worked and we were able to flip the switch. We were playing cool Buckeye basketball which always gets us beat, but we immediately snapped out of that.” Sullinger said the cool Buckeyes hit the showers shortly thereafter and OSU took control of the game. The Buckeyes exploded on a 17-1 run, put the game out of reach and the Bearcats were never able to recover. Four Buckeyes scored during the span and defensively OSU was able to force their opponent into making uncharacteristic mistakes. Cincinnati turned the ball over 18 times Thursday, which is seven more than their season average. Sophomore guard Aaron Craft accounted for six steals by himself. “We took our cool guy look off and we went blue-collar,” Sullinger said.” Normally we would kind of let the game flow like it was flowing and we just stopped and put our hands on it and molded it the way we wanted to mold it.” Sullinger had a big part in molding the game. He finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas led all scorers with 26 points. The win advances OSU to the Elite 8 for the first time since the 2006-07 season. The past two years the Buckeyes’ journey ended in the Sweet 16. Senior guard William Buford is the only player on the team who was there for both losses and said it felt great to finally get over the hump. “Just to say that we’re in the Elite 8 and make it past this hump of the Sweet 16 that we haven’t made it over in the past two years just feels great,” Buford said. OSU will face No. 1 seed Syracuse in the regional final Saturday. Tip is set for 7:05 p.m. and the winner will advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. read more

Mens Basketball No 22 Ohio State travels to face struggling Northwestern in

Ohio State sophomore guard Andre Wesson (24) looks to complete a pass in the second half of the game against Maryland on Jan. 11 in the Schottenstein Center. Dakich made three of four three point attempts in the first half aiding Ohio State to a 91-69 win. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 22 Ohio State (15-4, 6-0 Big Ten) will take to the court for the first time as a ranked opponent Wednesday in Rosemont, Illinois, when it faces Northwestern (11-8, 2-4 Big Ten). The Buckeyes had not been ranked since the 2014-15 season and also are at No. 16 by KenPom.com and No. 23 according to RPI.The first chance to defend those rankings will come at 9 p.m. Wednesday.Adjusting to being rankedThis is not the first time a Chris Holtmann-coached team has been ranked. However for many of the players on the roster, it is the first time there is a number next to their team’s name. Only senior forward Jae’Sean Tate, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and redshirt senior Kam Williams were on the team the last time Ohio State was ranked. Holtmann said he has not discussed the rankings with his players and does not plan on talking about it with them, but sophomore forward Andre Wesson said he couldn’t help but feel excited about being ranked. “I can’t really put it into words,” Wesson said. “Just growing up in Columbus, just always hearing about Ohio State and just the down years that we had, people talking bad about us … It’s just good to be ranked again and people talking about us again.”But as Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said after the Buckeyes upset the then-No. 1 Spartans, teams are going to start to view Ohio State a little differently. This team that began the season as an underdog will now see Ohio State as one of the top 25 teams in the nation. Holtmann said his team is going to need to be ready because teams will no longer sleep on his squad, and opponents will now start to look at a matchup with the Buckeyes as a chance fortheir respective programs to earn a marquee win.“I think probably there is an added energy in a lot of ways,” Holtmann said. “And I think our guys are going to need to be prepared and ready for that. We’ll see if they can handle that. Obviously, we’ve got a really, really full week ahead of us, but given where we’re at, I think that’s to be expected. We’re going to get a lot of people’s best shot.”Projected StartersNorthwestern:G — Scottie Lindsey — Senior, 6-foot-5, 210 lbs., 14.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.8 apgG — Bryant McIntosh — Senior, 6-foot-3, 200 lbs., 13.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.8 apgF — Vic Law — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 200 lbs., 12.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.1 apgF — Aaron Falzon — Redshirt sophomore, 6-foot-8, 225 lbs., 7.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.6 apgC — Dererk Pardon — Junior, 6-foot-8, 235 lbs., 11.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.1 apgOhio State: G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 13.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.4 apgG — Kam Williams — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-2 185 lbs., 8.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.6 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 20.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.3 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.8 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 11.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 apgScouting NorthwesternOhio State has thrived throughout the 2017-18 season, but the same cannot be said of Northwestern. The Wildcats have just two Big Ten wins, their only victories against opponents ranked inside advanced statistics website KenPom.com top 100 best teams. Northwestern comes into this game with wins in only two of its past six games. Northwestern has struggled the most in conference games. It ranks 13th with a 45 percent effective field goal percentage and has the fourth-highest offensive turnover rate at 19.2 percent. Its offense lives and dies by the 3-pointer. It is 125th in the country in 3-point accuracy at 36.1 percent and has generated 35.1 percent of its total points from beyond the arc (86th-highest rate in the nation). The Wildcats’ offense has been inconsistent this season, but it has almost always relied on point guard Bryant McIntosh to run the offense. Northwestern’s floor general has one of the highest assist rates of any guard in the nation, assisting on 36.4 percent of his team’s points while he is on the court. McIntosh also has produced the second-most points of any player for the Wildcats, scoring in double-figures in 11 of the team’s 19 games and more than 20 points three times.“McIntosh is a great passer. Great vision,” Holtmann said. “He can make shots. He’s great at making plays in kind of the midrange too. Floater, mid-range, kind of reversing his course and using a shot fake. He can be really effective.” read more

CPL 2018 Russell increases lead in performance index

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Pollard moves up Performance Index as Hetmyer starts ascensionAugust 21, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Bravo moves up player indexSeptember 5, 2018In “latest news”CPL week 4 round-up: Kieron Pollard’s controversial Barbados return, David Warner drops anchorSeptember 6, 2018In “latest news” (CPL T20) Jamaica Tallawahs’ Andre Russell extended his lead at the top of the Player Performance Index to 21 points after an excellent week with the ball in the Caribbean Premier League.Russell picked up four wickets in two matches (against Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Stars), making him the leading wicket taker so far in this year’s CPL with 18 victims. He has also taken the most catches (8) and boasts the highest strike rate (202.9) of those players who have scored 100 runs or more.Mohammad Irfan’s world record spell for Barbados Tridents – his four overs cost just one run while he also took a brace of wickets – wasn’t enough to prevent defeat against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. It did, however, propel him to 33rdin the CPL Index and moved him into the top 150 in the world for the first time.Brendon McCullum moved up six places to 70thin the world thanks to his 66 runs from 42 deliveries for Trinbago in their victory over Barbados. He struck three sixes and eight fours in the innings, which also helped to catapult him into the top 20 of the CPL Index.Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith both moved up the rankings this week. Warner made 42 from 26 deliveries in St Lucia Stars’ defeat by Jamaica and 23 from 16 balls in their win over Guyana. He is closing in on the world top 50 and sits at 16 in the CPL Index.Smith, meanwhile, was player of the match in the Tridents’ victory over Jamaica with 63 from 44 deliveries and two wickets for 19 runs with the ball. He climbs back into the top 200 players in the world and is 41stin the CPL Index.Both Devon Thomas and Oshane Thomas have moved inside the world’s top 500 for the first time (the latter having only played 10 T20 matches) and are climbing the CPL standings quickly, currently sitting at 61st and 62nd respectively. Oshane Thomas currently sits second in terms of CPL wickets taken (11).To see the complete the full Index rankings please visit: http://t20playerperformanceindex.com/ read more

Integrated Pump Technology to showcase range of global OEM mining pumps at

first_imgIntegrated Pump Technology will showcase its range of global OEM pumps at Electra Mining Africa. The company was established four years ago as the official southern African distributor for the well-respected Grindex range of electrical submersible pumps and last year introduced the Italian manufactured Faggiolati pumps to its product offering.Grindex pumps incorporate a unique air valve that allows the impeller to pass air instead of water protecting the unit in dry run conditions. These robustly constructed pumps are engineered to operate in harsh environments offering end-users reliability and energy efficiency. The range of Grindex dewatering pumps range in sizes from 0.5 kW to 90 kW with a new 145 kW unit currently in field trials. This unit will be released to market early next year.The Grindex slurry pumps are robust workhorses made for use in mines and quarries and sizes range from 3 kW to 70 kW. These pumps are equipped with an agitator mechanism that directs settled material to the pump’s intake. The sludge pump range has all the advantages of the other two ranges as well as a recessed vortex impeller and split hydraulics with replaceable rubber linings. This allows these pumps to handle larger solids with increased abrasion resistance.Manufactured in Italy, the Faggiolati quality submersible drainage and wastewater pumps are considered a natural complement to the company’s Grindex pump and accessory range. One of the most significant advantages that Faggiolati pumps offer is that all units are equipped with Premium Efficiency IE3 motors. This is particularly important on a continent that needs energy efficient products and solutions. The extensive product line-up, more than 800 items, ranges from 0.5kW to 350 kW and pumps are available in grey cast iron as well as marine bronze and stainless steel for specialised applications.Integrated Pump Technology has a strong network of 16 strategically located distributors each of which has a solid track record. This facilitates rapid local access to sales and technical information with the distributors being supported by dedicated account managers ensuring effective and optimal solution providing and service.last_img read more

Zenyatta adds interconnected reduced graphene oxide to Albany graphite product development pipeline

first_imgZenyatta Ventures has added Interconnected Reduced Graphene Oxide (IC‐rGO) to its product development pipeline, working with its research partner Prof Aicheng Chen from the University of Guelph, Ontario. IC‐rGO is a three‐dimensional nanomaterial with potential applications in the energy and environmental industries. While working at Lakehead University in late 2016, Chen and his team first developed the nanomaterial using graphite sourced from Zenyatta’s Albany deposit in Northern Ontario – a unique form of graphite ideally suited to produce graphene and graphene derivatives. Patents are pending on the new nanomaterial.Zenyatta, which changed its management team earlier this year, has announced a new direction as a company, and will focus in the future on exploring new applications for the high‐quality graphene that can be produced from its unique Albany deposit. “Our goal is to become vertically integrated – from producing the graphene right through to the development of high‐value applications for this extraordinary material,” said Dr Francis Dubé, Zenyatta’s Co‐CEO and Head of Business Development and Technology. “We will work with our research partners and other leading industrial partners to become an IP incubator where we will co‐develop IP that has the potential to be a game changer across multiple industries. Dr Chen’s work is representative of the exciting prospects for graphene in years to come.”“IC‐rGO represents a new class of 3‐D platform, which is promising for many graphene‐related applications such as sensors, catalysts, supercapacitors, batteries, adsorbents, and filters,” said Chen.The fabricated IC‐rGO exhibits a high capacitance with impressive charging and discharging stability due to its covalent interconnections and unique 3D superstructure. It is anticipated that the discovery could facilitate the research and development of new types of 3D hybrids and functional graphene nanocomposites. For more information about IC‐rGO, read more in The Royal Society of Chemistry journal, ChemComm (Chemical Communications).“This invention has the potential to become a structural platform that can be functionalized for multiple applications leading to further innovation and IP for Zenyatta and its shareholders,” said Dubé. “We are very fortunate to have talented research partners like Dr Chen, and we are grateful to him and his team for their world‐leading work in the graphene space.”Chen and his research group have made significant advances in the development of new graphene‐based nanomaterials from Albany graphite. He and his team have also developed a novel one‐pot synthesis of fluorine functionalized graphene oxide (F‐GO) which was reported in a March 1, 2017 news release. A patent was filed for this invention and a paper describing the process in more detail was published in the Electrochemistry Communications journal.Zenyatta’s Albany graphite project hosts a large and unique quality deposit of highly crystalline graphite. Independent labs in Japan, UK, Israel, USA and Canada have demonstrated that Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite/Naturally Pure easily converts (exfoliates) to graphene using a variety of simple mechanical and chemical methods. The deposit is located in northern Ontario just 30 km north of the Trans‐Canada Highway, near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. Important nearby infrastructure includes hydro‐power, a natural gas pipeline, a rail line 50 km away and an all‐weather road just 10 km from the deposit.last_img read more

Amazing comeback by Guardiolas City

first_imgThe Citizens were able to turn their luck around and after being down 2-1 against Schalke, with one player sent off, they won 3-2 in the UCL.Pep Guardiola and Manchester City had a fantastic comeback tonight in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.The English Premier League club was down 2-1 in the second half while Nicolas Otamendi was sent off leaving them with one less player.But the Citizens showed a lot of confidence and were able to get the victory in the first leg of the series at Veltins Arena.You put us through it tonight, boys.But we love you for it! 💙#mancity pic.twitter.com/4n52xezWv4— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2019City had a great start, thanks to a magnificent goal by Sergio Aguero in the 18th minute thanks to an assist by David Silva.At the 33rd minute, Nicolas Otamendi handballed the ball in his own area and after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology was used, Schalke was awarded a penalty kick.Nabil Bentaleb converted the goal to tie things 1-1.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…And two minutes before the end of the first half, Fernandinho fouled Salif Sane in the area to give the Germans another penalty kick chance.Bentaleb converted from the spot once again to put things 2-1.In the second half things didn’t look good for Pep Guardiola and company, as Nicolas Otamendi received his second yellow card of the day and was sent off, leaving the Citizens with 10 men.Schalke didn’t take this opportunity to attack, wasting the few opportunities they had in front of the Manchester goal.But Leroy Sane scored in the 85th minute, while Raheem Sterling did the same five minutes later, to give the Citizens the 3-2 win in a fantastic night.FULL-TIME | A bonkers game! 😅We can only guess what the second leg will bring after that!🔵 2-3 💙#s04vcity ⚽️ #mancity pic.twitter.com/D3buqVBGdb— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 20, 2019last_img read more

Vigil held for victims of crash in Lauderdalearea lake

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — Loved ones came together to remember three people who were involved in a fatal car crash in a lake near Fort Lauderdale.Friends and family members gathered on Tuesday near the edge of the lake to mourn the lives lost in Monday’s crash, in the area of Northwest 29th Avenue and 14th Street.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the driver managed to escape after careening into the water, but two of his passengers did not survive. A third passenger is still missing but is presumed dead.Witnesses said the driver was speeding before the crashing into the canal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

iPhone XR and XS review Seven months in whats good and whats

first_img See All iOS 12 5G Apple Share your voice iPhone XR and XS: 6-month check-in 12 iPhone XR vs. iPhone XS: Photo samples 30 Photos Since the launch of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR last year, the phone landscape has changed a bit. It’s recently been crowded with much sexier stories: 5G is beginning to rear its head, wild new transforming folding phones are capturing people’s imaginations — even with problems rearing their heads– and there are phones studded with more cameras than you can keep track of.The iPhones from late 2018 are not so interesting in comparison. But that’s also to their credit. After all, when Verizon launched its 5G network it turned out to be spottier than expected, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold phone is already breaking, and some of those camera-studded phones don’t do quite as much as you think. Now playing: Watch this: Although some phones edge out the iPhones in photo quality based on CNET tests, it’s really one specific feature from one specific phone I envy the most — Night Sight on the Pixel 3. After trying Google’s low-light mode on the Pixel 3, I immediately loved what it did for my photos. The iPhone can handle well without flash most of the time, but Night Sight is on a different level. It’s the sort of feature that either iOS 13 or the next iPhone should have.apple-iphone-xr-red-9700-002 Josh Miller/CNET Face ID stands aloneThere are other phones that have face unlocking, and others have in-display fingerprint scanners, like the Galaxy S10 and OnePlus 6T. But Face ID remains the smoothest and best implementation of facial biometrics I’ve seen. Even though I’m still not wild about how many times I seem to still need to enter my passcode because my face is at the wrong angle, Face ID in general works well and works invisibly. It’s even more useful when it reads my face to pull up my app passwords and help with logins, which is something I’ve become hooked on.Face ID isn’t very different in concept than it was when the iPhone X launched in 2017. Now, it feels everyday normal.Let’s talk AirPower (and charging)The AirPower wireless charging mat was a looming promise since 2017, and it suggested that charging for the iPhone and its accessories would be vastly improved. Now that Apple canceled AirPower though, what’s the alternative? The iPhone still uses Lightning to charge, and a too-slow 5-watt charger bundled with the phone. The iPhone should have fast charging right out of the box, but in the meantime you could buy larger chargers and adapters for USB-C chargers at an extra cost, which help compensate if you’re not satisfied with the battery life. And while wireless Qi charging is nice to have, iPhones still charge as fast with wireless Qi as other phones do. Moving to USB-C and faster Qi charging need to happen in 2019.In addition, it’d be cool if the iPhone could wirelessly charge other accessories too. This would be cribbed directly from Samsung, whose Galaxy S10 phones can cleverly charge Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Watch right through their back. The Apple Watch could use that type of convenience when traveling and you wouldn’t have to bring an extra charger.iphone-xs-iphone-xr-coffee-4 Angela Lang/CNET The iPhone is a stable buoy in a changing worldThe iPhone is still a really great phone, but it continues to feel familiar in a world of increasingly changing tech. It’s almost, dare I say, the comfort choice? It’s the device that connects to all my things, and it powers the connections to most of the tech I test and wear. It’s a cornerstone device and it does a good job at being exactly that. It’s the product Apple makes that feels the most recommendable. And yet, as the shape of phones (figuratively and literally) begins to transform to farther-off possibilities, the iPhone remains the familiar, stable — almost boring — device, not the more exciting and unpredictable new one. Phones Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?center_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 6:24 Tags Comments The iPhones, meanwhile, feel pretty flawless, which is quite un-newsworthy. They’re clearly Apple’s most polished and perfected products right now.But that doesn’t mean they couldn’t use improvements. The phone industry is accelerating so fast that Apple’s phones are inevitably going to change with it. But where they are now is a very solid, stable place — if not an exciting one. Angela Lang/CNET Did you buy the right iPhone?Good news: Whatever iPhone you picked last year, if you picked one that is, you’re just fine. (You’re also fine if you have the iPhone X or iPhone 8 or iPhone 7, too!) Each model has its advantages and drawbacks. My favorite is still the iPhone XR. It has the best price-to-value pick, its battery life is great and its smaller size is ideal for me. And the iPhone XR’s LCD display, while technically not as good as the iPhone XS’ OLED display, isn’t perceptibly different in everyday use.But I appreciate the added antennas, durability and, in particular, the dual rear camera of the iPhone XS models. I use the 2x zoom for on-location shoots and closeup shots of my kids all the time. A dual camera iPhone XR this year seems like an inevitability, especially if the new premium iPhones get three rear cameras. The XS and XS Max still feel too expensive (not as expensive as a folding phone, though).iphone-xs-19Only two rear cameras? Angela Lang/CNET Camera: Good, but could definitely be betterThe iPhone XS and XR do a great job in everyday use, and both their rear cameras and selfie cameras are really good. Video capture is particularly excellent too. But there are other phones that can do things the iPhone can’t.The newest Samsung Galaxy S10, for example, has three rear cameras, offering an ultra wide-angle lens that the iPhones don’t have. It’s a common trend, and the more lenses you have, the more framing options you have. Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple • reading • iPhone XR and XS review: Seven months in, what’s good and what’s bad Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumorslast_img read more