USC Could Be Trying To Flip A 4-Star SEC Quarterback Commit

first_imgOrange Lutheran star quarterback Ryan Hilinski signals to a teammate.The USC Trojans have a quarterback committed in the class of 2019 already. Three-star pro-style quarterback Kedon Slovis, an Arizona native, committed to the Trojans a few weeks ago.It is common for programs to go for just one quarterback per recruiting cycle, and to nail those guys down early. However, USC may not be done recruiting the position for 2019.Today, Clay Helton’s club extended an offer to a fast-rising signal caller from in-state. Orange Lutheran star Ryan Hilinski, brother of former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, announced that he received an offer from the Pac-12 power today.Humbled to say I have received an offer from The University of Southern California! #FightOn ✌??❤️ pic.twitter.com/urgyBydzJB— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) June 12, 2018Of course, Ryan Hilinski has already made his college decision.Back in April, the four-star recruit settled on the other USC: South Carolina. He was already a rising recruit, and that momentum has continued.Earlier today, he got yet another rankings bump. Rivals added Hilinski to its Top 100 recently, which in turn, caused a big jump in the 247Sports composite rankings.He leaped 95 spots, up to No. 71 overall in the class of 2019 in the class. He is the 13th-ranked player in California, and No. 2 among pro-style QBs in the entire class.The Trojans aren’t the only college football power to offer since his commitment. He recently picked up an offer from Urban Meyer and Ohio State football as well. LSU and UCLA are among his other late offers.All of this is enough to make South Carolina fans as nervous about hanging on to him as they are excited about him becoming a Gamecock. He sent out a simple tweet to calm those nerves this evening.???— Big Bo (@ryan_hilinski) June 13, 2018By all accounts, he is solidly a Gamecock right now. He has been helping Will Muschamp’s staff recruit, and that has been going quite well. South Carolina currently has the No. 4 class in the country (No. 3 in the SEC), with six of the 15 commits coming after Hilinski’s decision. That includes the top recruit in the class, five-star defensive end Zacch Pickens.last_img read more

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Court gives no relief to rebel AAP MLAs

first_imgNEW DELHI: Granting no relief to rebel AAP MLAs, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed their petition challenging a single bench order against the anti-defection proceedings initiated against them by the Delhi Assembly Speaker. A Division Bench presided by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Harishankar refused to entertain the petition filed by rebel AAP MLAs Devendra Sehrawat and Anil Bajpai.”The court observed that the prerogative power of the Speaker to evolve his own procedure to conduct the proceedings in the house,” the court observed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder We see no reason to entertain this plea as we find that no error has been committed by the single judge. We see no reason to impose a mathematical formulae on the Speaker about what to decide first,” the bench said. The court observed that it was on the wisdom and expertise of the Speaker to decide whether it will hear the preliminary objection by the rebel MLAs or the defection complaint first. Earlier, a single judge bench of the High Court presided by Justice Vibhu Bakhru declined a plea filed by the two politicians challenging the decision to initiate the proceedings of disqualification. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe petition had sought direction to the Speaker to constitute an appropriate committee to adjudicate the anti-defection proceedings initiated against him by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Rebel MLAs Bajpai and Sehrawat also accused Speaker Ram Niwas Goel of being a politically active person who had recently joined a protest called by AAP at Rajghat. On June 20, AAP MLA Saurav Bhardwaj moved an anti-defection petition in the Assembly against the two MLAs for joining the BJP before the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

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Moroccan Elections: the Ceremony Nobody Wants to Attend

Casablanca- After a long campaign urging Moroccan citizens to register to vote, few Moroccans have gone to the effort to register, less than three weeks before the deadline. This raises questions as to the effectiveness of this campaign in convincing citizens to cast their ballots.There are many factors that may have caused Moroccans to lose their trust and interest in state-led projects. The gap between society and state is widening day after day. Historically, the state is to blame for this impasse. Following independence, the state opted for the fragmentation of the political arena, by creating a climate of mistrust between political leaders of that era. Afterwards, the state created political parties allied to itself to compete with its opponents, thus using the administration to rig elections. This became common-place, and was expressed by Moroccans through adages such as “the winner already knows himself”. Another problem is the judiciary’s interference in the political field, which is demonstrated by the state’s imprisonment of dissidents, many of whom received death sentences, while others were forced to flee the country and seek refuge abroad.This negative environment lasted for more than four decades. Morocco lost well-educated leaders due to the King’s absolute grip on power. The shift in the balance of powers effectively made the King the only player in the Moroccan political scene. At the time, Moroccans believed electoral campaigns had no impact whatsoever on their daily lives. The new elites sought to join the King’s circle instead of working within society to meet the people’s aspirations for change and reform. This political climate made it very difficult for the political parties, civil society, and the middle class to bring about a genuine change in the political landscape. The middle class elites, the most influential group in any society, preferred either to distance themselves from political issues, or adopt a wait-and-see approach. In the beginning of 2008, the state tried to imitate the Tunisian model by creating a new political party whose goal was to regroup a number of small parties as a way to end the fragmentation plaguing Morocco’s politics. However, this endeavor was halted in the wake of the popular uprising of 2011, which returned politics to square one, especially after the protesters pointed to the leaders of the new party as “undesirable actors”. The spread of demonstrations across Morocco showed the flawed assumptions held by the regime concerning the youth’s disinterest in politics. Youth protests for more democracy and reforms were forging ahead to affect Morocco’s contemporary history. The demonstrators called for groundbreaking reforms that challenged the status quo, leaving the political parties far behind in terms of the audacity of their demands.The paradox is that the state maintains a ban on the main student organization operating within schools and universities, the National Union of Moroccan Students, while at the same time calling on them to participate in elections. Banning the National Union of Moroccan Students deprives youth of a political education that many historical political leaders were trained and equipped with the tool of critical thinking. The state has implemented exclusionary policies toward the youth during the last five decades. Besides banning the main student organization, the state has also adopted policies regarding school curriculums that have turned out to be extremely detrimental. These policies have handicapped both schools and society, leading to huge waves of unemployment. Unqualified youths protested in the streets because they were left with no career prospects, despite their time at school.In addition, the state banned all opposition parties. In other words, the state manipulates elections to serve its democratic façade, as if democracy was limited to casting ballots and taking picture of citizens entering and leaving polling stations.The atmosphere of fear that the state has created during the last five decades has led people to distrust its initiatives. As the gap between society and the state continues to widen, citizens show no interest in elections, despite of the government’s media campaign to encourage citizens to participate.The state should know that participation in the upcoming election will only increase if the relationship between the state and its citizens becomes one of trust, and that will only be achieved by doing away with authoritarian practices and respecting the citizens’ demands. However, it appears that this transition will not be achieved easily, as recent developments show how far the ruling party is willing to go to preserve its own interests and position within the government, whatever the cost of that may be.The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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Domino’s Q4 same-store sales up, but at a slower pace

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Domino’s Pizza notched its 31st consecutive quarter of U.S. same-store sales growth, but at a slower pace than investors hoped.Ann Arbour-based Domino’s said sales at established U.S. stores grew 5.6 per cent compared with the October-December period in 2017. Wall Street was forecasting growth of 6.8 per cent, according to analysts polled by FactSet.Same-store sales growth at international stores slowed slightly to 2.4 per cent. Domino’s closed 2018 with 15,914 stores worldwide.Domino’s also fell short of profit and revenue targets. Net income rose 20 per cent to $112 million in the fourth quarter. Domino’s said gains from a lower tax rate were partially offset by investments in technology.The earnings, of $2.62 per share, fell short of analysts’ forecast of $2.69.Fourth-quarter revenue rose 21 per cent to $1.08 billion, just shy of forecasts.The Associated Press read more

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TSX surges investors look to central banks for help in sustaining recovery

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 3, 2012 4:33 pm MDT TSX surges: investors look to central banks for help in sustaining recovery TORONTO – The Toronto stock market surged to a two-month high amid hopes that central banks will take action to keep the fragile global economic recovery on track.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 252.19 points to 11,848.75, as traders also welcomed a strong reading on American factory orders.The TSX Venture Exchange gained 34.5 points to 1,225.49.Energy stocks were a major advancer as oil ran up almost US$4 a barrel.The commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar rose 0.55 of a cent to 98.77 cents US.New York markets closed higher after a shortened session. U.S. markets will be closed Wednesday for the U.S. Independence Day holiday.The U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday that factory orders increased 0.7 per cent in May after two consecutive months of declines. Core capital goods, such as machinery and computers, rose 2.1 per cent. That’s better than the 1.6 per cent estimated in a preliminary report a week ago and is a good measure of companies’ plans to invest.However, manufacturing has slowed so far this year, hurt by declining consumer and business confidence and weaker global demand.The Dow Jones industrials closed up 72.43 points to 12,943.82, the Nasdaq composite index gained 24.85 points to 2,976.08 and the S&P 500 index was up 8.51 points to 1,374.02.Some analysts expect the European Central Bank to cut lending rates and the Bank of England to boost money in circulation at meetings later this week.“The ECB will likely cut 25 basis points. I think that seems to be what is priced into the markets,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investment.“And I think that’s a good move, it just helps signal the markets that things are going to be a little bit better and let’s face it, they need some positive things.”There are also hopes that Japan and China will announce new stimulus measures.Also helping buying sentiment were strong data on U.S. vehicle sales last month.Automakers reported big gains over June of last year. Chrysler posted its best June in five years. Sales surged at Volkswagen, which is on track for its best year in the U.S. since 1973.The results allayed fears that growth would stall after a strong start to 2012. Falling gas prices, cheaper loans and new models like the Ford Escape and Dodge Dart have attracted buyers. A revived housing market has lifted sales of pickups.Markets also continued to find lift after Europe’s leaders appeared at the end of last week to have finally come up with plans that show they are serious about restoring confidence in the eurozone.Among other things, the plan allows European bailout funds to pump money directly into troubled European banks, rather than make loans to governments to bail out the banks. The move rescues the banks without putting strapped countries deeper in debt.Hopes for central bank action helped push the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $3.91 to US$87.66 a barrel.But the rise also reflected worries about Iran after the country staged further missile tests Monday, a day after U.S. and European embargoes of Iranian oil took effect. Iran also again threatened to block a critical Persian Gulf shipping route in response to the embargo.The TSX energy sector closed up 3.28 per cent. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) was up $1.27 at C$30.71 while Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) ran ahead $1.60 to $33.97.The base metals sector ran up 4.15 per cent as copper futures jumped seven cents to US$3.54 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) rose $1.24 to $32.77 while First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) was up $1.08 at $19.08.Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN) and Aluminum Corp. of China (Chalco) say they’ve agreed to extend by 30 days the time for Chalco to make a proportional takeover bid for up to 60 per cent of SouthGobi Resources. The offer of $8.48 per share is subject to Canadian and Chinese regulatory approvals as well as Chalco shareholder approval. Ivanhoe stock was up 19 cents at $10.23.Railway stocks advanced alongside mining stocks with Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) up 60 cents to $86.70 and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) climbing $1.88 to $76.60.The gold sector racked up a gain of over three per cent as bullion rose $24.10 to US$1,621.80 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) climbed $1.15 to C$39.50 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) moved ahead $1.57 to $39.90.Blue chips also supported the TSX with the financial sector ahead 1.26 per cent. Royal Bank (TSX:RY) climbed 93 cents to $53.09 and Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) improved by 27 cents to $11.36.In corporate news, Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) chief executive Thorsten Heins and other executives were on the defensive in interviews Tuesday, saying the company will get past the current challenges that have resulted in layoffs of about 5,000 people and faltering sales of its BlackBerry smartphones.Heins made the comment in a CBC Radio interview, part of the company’s efforts to convince customers and investors that it can survive the US$518-million quarterly loss announced last week.Meanwhile, Barclays Capital has cut its rating on RIM stock to underweight from equalweight and RIM shares fell 10 cents to $7.44.Elsewhere, the chief executive of U.K. bank Barclays, Bob Diamond, quit his job Tuesday, the latest scalp in a financial markets scandal that has also seen the bank’s chairman announce his intention to resign.Barclays’ management has come under fire since the bank was fined $453 million last week by U.S. and British regulators for submitting false reports on interbank borrowing rates between 2005 and 2009. 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Eurogroups Dijsselbloem forcing losses on bank owners large depositors new rescue template

BRUSSELS – Inflicting losses on banks’ shareholders, bondholders and even large depositors should become the 17-country eurozone’s default approach for dealing with ailing lenders, a top European official said Monday.Banks’ owners and investors must be held responsible “before looking at public money or any other instrument coming from the public side,” said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who chairs the Eurogroup gatherings of the 17 eurozone finance ministers.The eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund earlier Monday granted Cyprus a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout that foresees dissolving the country’s second-largest bank, wiping out its bondholders and inflicting significant losses — possibly up to 40 per cent — on all deposits larger than 100,000 euros ($130,000).EU officials have previously stressed that this measure, a so-called bail-in, was a “unique step” in Cyprus. That’s because of the size of country’s banking sector — almost eight times the economy’s annual output — and the capital structure of its lenders, which rely almost exclusively on deposits instead of bonds.“If there is a risk in a bank, our first question should be ‘Okay, what are you in the bank going to do about that? What can you do to recapitalize yourself?’ If the bank can’t do it, then we’ll talk to the shareholders and the bondholders, we’ll ask them to contribute in recapitalizing the bank, and if necessary the uninsured deposit holders,” he said in an interview with the Financial Times and Reuters.Dijsselbloem’s office confirmed the remarks.In the past, nations like Ireland have dumped billions of taxpayers’ money into rescuing their banks, fearing that forcing owners and depositors to take losses would roil markets and spread uncertainty. That has drawn howls of outrage as pension cuts and tax hikes were used to spare rich overseas investors from losses.European officials had that in mind when they decided, in Cyprus’ case, to shrink and restructure the banking sector, reducing the amount of money European and Cypriot taxpayers would have to pay.But forcing losses on large deposits could encourage investors to pull money out of weaker southern European economies to more stable nations in the north, like Germany.That concern was evident in markets. The euro currency, used by more than 330 million Europeans, rose against the dollar to about $1.30 in the morning on the agreement on a bailout for Cyprus, but tanked below $1.29 — its lowest since November — following Dijsselbloem’s remarks. European stock market indexes also lost their earlier gains, with bank shares hardest-hit, particularly in financially weak countries like Italy and Spain.Dijsselbloem said the new approach was more just because it was about safeguarding taxpayers’ money and force losses on banks, their owners and investors instead.“The consequences may be that it’s the end of story, and that is an approach that I think, now that we are out of the heat of the crisis, we should take,” he said in the interview.Later Monday, after the whirlwind of nervous market reactions, Dijsselbloem issued a terse clarifying statement, saying “Cyprus is a specific case with exceptional challenges which required the bail-in measures.”“Macro-economic adjustment programs are tailor-made to the situation of the country concerned and no models or templates are used,” he added.Deposits in Europe are guaranteed by a state-backed deposit insurance scheme only up to 100,000 euros ($130,000). The bailout program for Cyprus marks the first time in Europe’s three-year-old debt crisis that large deposit holders — wealthy savers, business people or institutions — will be forced to take losses.If holders of large deposits were to start moving their savings away from banks in southern Europe, those lenders could quickly be in need of additional capital, possibly pushing them to seek support from their governments. But nations such as Portugal, Spain, Italy or Greece already have huge public debt loads, which would make it difficult for them to recapitalize their banks.With his comments, the Dutchman, who took the helm of the Eurogroup only in January, also dashed hopes that Europe’s rescue fund might one day provide rescue loans directly to banks. The ESM is in theory due to be able to directly prop up ailing lenders once the bloc has moved toward a so-called banking union, including centralized oversight by the European Central Bank, sometime next year at the earliest.That was meant to be a key component of Europe’s response to its debt crisis as it would break the link between weak banks dragging down the finances of already heavily indebted governments.“We should aim at a situation where we will never need to even consider direct recapitalization,” he told the Financial Times and Reuters. “If we have even more instruments in terms of bail-in … the need for direct (recapitalizations) will become smaller and smaller,” he added.Eurozone nations that have been net contributors to bailout packages — such as Dijsselbloem’s native Netherlands, Germany or Finland — have been skeptical about direct bank recapitalizations through Europe’s rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism. They fear their taxpayers’ money will be used to bail out banks in other nations whose governments failed to properly oversee their lenders in the first place.___Juergen Baetz can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jbaetz Eurogroup’s Dijsselbloem: forcing losses on bank owners, large depositors new rescue template AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Juergen Baetz, The Associated Press Posted Mar 25, 2013 12:07 pm MDT read more

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Male nudity on TV is unnecessary says Sanditon star after first episode

Kris Humphries in characterCredit:ITV Kris Humphries in character “But I’m old and it’s what people want nowadays. “It was Daniel Craig’s fault, coming out of the sea [in Casino Royale, 2006]. It’s just a thing now: if you’ve got the sea and you’ve got a bloke, then he has to take his kit off and get in the water. “I said, ‘I hope they don’t ask me to do it.’ I’d want a great deal of money.”She joked: “About four million pounds might do it. I could put the nation off their tea and then retire.” It was watched by an average of 3.3 million people on Sunday night, peaking at 3.6m. It was beaten by the return of Peaky Blinders on BBC One, watched by an average of 3.7m people and peaking at 4m.The beach scene represents something of a triumph for Davies, who has often spoken of how he originally wrote his most famous scene in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice – featuring Colin Firth emerging from a lake in a wet white shirt – to have Mr Darcy nude. In an interview with Radio Times, Reid said: “I don’t think it’s Andrew. It’s the times we live in. “There are a lot of naked males around and I think it’s unnecessary. Look at Poldark.  Anne Reid as Lady Denham Too much male nudity on television is “unnecessary”, a star of new period drama Sanditon has said, after the first episode featured naked swimming. Anne Reid, who plays the formidable Lady Denham in the ITV show, said the modern trend for writing mild male nudity into prime time drama is a sign of the “times we live in”.Joking it was the fault of Daniel Craig and the scene in which he emerged from the sea in Casino Royale, she said: “It’s just a thing now: if you’ve got the sea and you’ve got a bloke, then he has to take his kit off and get in the water.”Her comments follow the first episode of Sanditon, the Jane Austen adaptation by Andrew Davies, who has become known for writing sex into his television period dramas.  The show, which tells the story of ingenue Charlotte Heywood and her arrival in a Regency seaside town, featured scenes of three male leads striding nude across a beach from behind, as well as a sex act in the woods and hints at a storyline about incest.  Kris Marshall, who plays 19th-century developer Tom Parker, said of the scene: “I don’t have a problem showing my bum. “The simple fact was female nudity was a lot more hidden away in those days, and male nudity was kind of natural. So it’s completely historically accurate and Andrew Davies isn’t sexing Austen up at all.”The interviews are published in this week’s Radio Times, out now. The bathing scene in the first episode of Sanditon Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Anne Reid as Lady DenhamCredit:ITV The bathing scene in the first episode of SanditonCredit:ITV read more

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Darma Henwa invests in productivity with Liebherr

first_imgLeading Indonesia mining contractor Darma Henwa, has made a major hydraulic excavator investment for Pit B in the Bengalon mine of Kaltim Prima Coal, where it has the contract for mining operations and the mine is expanding to a level of 10 Mt/y of coal production in 2016. IM met with Darma Henwa CEO and President Director, Wachjudi Martono, at the Mining Indonesia show in Jakarta, and witnessed the signing ceremony on September 9 between Darma Henwa and PT Liebherr Indonesia Perkasa President Director Gary Gomersall.The purchase includes two Liebherr R9100 backhoe 108.5 t machines and four 302 t backhoe R9350 machines. These will be used to load 65 t and 150 t trucks; with the smaller excavators mainly to be employed for topsoil removal and site preparation, with the R9350s for main overburden removal operations. The new fleet will be deployed in Q1 2016, and will be shipped to Kalimantan from the main Liebherr mining excavator factory in Colmar, France, via Singapore from where they will be barged.Martono emphasized that despite the downturn and low price coal environment, that Darma Henwa is continuing to invest in new high productivity equipment to help achieve higher availability and efficiency. The decision to purchase Liebherr machines was based on the contractor’s experience with a R984C excavator at its South Kalimantan operations; where Martono says: “The benefit of Liebherr excavators has been proven, with performance better than expected. The R984C has been achieving 560 bcm/h, well above the average of 490-510 bcm/h with other machines of a similar weight class. We have also been impressed with Liebherr’s after sales support and training.”The excavators are being delivered under an SSA contract, where after commissioning Liebherr mechanics will assist Darma Henwa with maintenance planning and parts sourcing, but where Darma Henwa will conduct maintenance in its own facility.last_img read more

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Šterbik saves Vardars point in Montpellier

Arpad SterbikMontpellierRK Vardar Arpad Šterbik helped RK Vardar to remain unbeaten in the EHF Champions League! Spanish goalkeeper saved the last shot of the fantastic Mathieu Grebille, what was enough for the draw in Montpellier – 34:34 (20:17). The French squad had +4 – 33:29 only six and a half minute before the final whistle, but that wasn’t enough for them to take a big scalp in very strong group with Veszprem and Rhein Neckar Lowen.Montpellier had 34:33 and attack only 60 seconds until the end. Left wing, legendary Michel Gigou missed the goal, and Vardar took the chance to score for a point after time-out. Karačić has found the net of the French goal 18 seconds until the end…Grebille had fantastic evenning with 11 goals from 15 shots. Timur Dibirov was TOP scorer in Vardar with 9 goals.In the same group, Rhein Neckar Lowen beat Chekhovskie Medvedi 34:29. ← Previous Story Martin Dolk stops Barcelona in TREFOR Arena! Next Story → Women’s EHF CL begins – Thuringer and Viborg on +13 – Home teams 8 of 8 read more

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Plastic iPhone 5C confirmed by Pegatron investigation

first_imgPegatron is one of Apple’s manufacturing partners that handles both iPad and iPhone production. An investigation has just been completed that reveals the working standards inside Pegatron’s factories are below par.The company is apparently breaking both Chinese and international laws, which is a problem Apple and Pegatron need to deal with quickly. However, that same investigation has also inadvertently revealed that a plastic iPhone 5 is indeed a real product in production.In order to review the working practices inside Pegatron, investigators had to be sent into their facilities. Those investigators took notes, which ultimately became part of the overall report (PDF). Sections of that report were diary entries, and within one an investigator confirms plastic backs from the iPhone are on the assembly line.The diary entry includes the sentence “This iPhone model with a plastic cover will soon be released on the market by Apple.” It talks of a protective film being applied to the plastic case to protect it on the assembly line, and the fact it takes a minute to apply manually doesn’t matter as “the new cell phone has not yet been put into mass production.”While this confirms Apple is having plastic casings manufactured by Pegatron, they aren’t churning them out at full capacity yet. With a new iPhone not expected until the end of September at the earliest, there’s still time to ramp up production, but it seems likely the value iPhone 5C would be launched after the premium iPhone 5S anyway.The evidence is mounting that both a plastic iPhone is coming and that it will be named the iPhone 5C. I fear Apple is going to suffer another event where Tim Cook ends up announcing a number of devices his audience already knows all about.last_img read more

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Teenager remains critical after serious assault outside pub in Cork

first_img Old Youghal Road By Sean Murray GARDAÍ AT MAYFIELD in Cork are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which occurred outside a licensed premises on the Old Youghal Road on Saturday night.A 19-year-old man received serious injuries in the assault, which occurred at around 10pm on 10 June.He was taken to Cork University Hospital to receive treatment.In a statement today, gardaí described his condition as critical.Gardaí are urging anyone who was in the Old Youghal Road vicinity between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Saturday 10 June, or anyone who can assist with the investigation, to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021 455 8510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.Read: Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped nakedRead: Residents at London tower block had warned of fire safety concerns Share22 Tweet Email Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 8:39 AM Image: Google Maps Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Teenager remains critical after serious assault outside pub in Cork Gardaí are urgently appealing for witnesses to come forward.center_img 6 Comments 17,571 Views Jun 14th 2017, 8:39 AM http://jrnl.ie/3443011 Old Youghal Road Image: Google Maps Short URLlast_img read more

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Concern over EU migrant center plans

first_imgAfrica’s envoy to the European Union warned that EU plans to process migrants in the countries they leave or transit on their way to Europe are “a dangerous approach.”The EU is trying to persuade Niger, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey to pre-screen migrants and has launched a pilot project to send immigration officers abroad to help assess asylum demands.African Union Ambassador Ajay Kumar Bramdeo told EU lawmakers that by outsourcing migrant management, the EU would be “shirking its own responsibility in receiving refugees and migrants, also in footing the bill for managing and controlling migration.”More than 280,000 people entered the EU illegally last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the EU’s border agency Frontex.Thousands have taken to rickety boats from conflict-torn Libya and Europe’s coast guards are unable to cope.Frustrated by its inability to handle the migration wave, the EU has sought to tackle the problem at its source, mainly in Africa.The head of the International Organization for Migration’s EU office, Eugenio Ambrosi, cautioned against any rush to set up processing centers.“The priority has to be about protecting people and not protecting borders,” he said.Ambrosi noted that some EU nations have been unwilling to share the costs and responsibility of housing asylum seekers with partners like Greece, Italy and Malta, which are bearing the brunt of the migration wave. Germany and Sweden are also hosting many refugees from Iraq and Syria.“It’s a little bizarre that we ask other countries outside Europe to show solidarity toward Europe in sharing the burden when within Europe we still haven’t got there,” he said. Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Army Updates Rules Governing Utility Sales

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Army last month released a long-awaited revision to its regulations governing the acquisition and sale of utilities services.The revised regulations, AR 420-41, took effect April 3 and incorporate significant changes in energy policy and technology occurring over the past 20 years, according to the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. The regulations cover Army policies and responsibilities for the acquisition and sale of utilities and related services for its domestic facilities, including electricity, natural or manufactured gas, water, sewage, thermal energy, chilled water, steam, hot water or high temperature hot water.The regulations also address renewable energy, onsite generation, demand response and energy financial incentives. The intent of the regulations is the acquisition of life cycle cost-effective utility services commensurate with facility requirements and the sale of utilities and related services to garrison reimbursable customers.The new regulations:update general Army policies for acquiring and selling utilities and services;incorporate energy-related statutes and executive order requirements related to the purchase of utility services from renewable energy, demand response pricing and environmental concerns;identify considerations for acquiring utilities services from renewable resource projects through power purchase agreements;update approval threshold levels for acquisition contracts and add guidance on waivers from service-related regulations and guidance;provide guidance on preparing, executing and administering solicitations and contracts for acquiring utility services; andprovide guidance on acquisition utility contract rate changes.last_img read more

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Gov Walker says changes are coming for LNG project

first_imgDownload AudioChanges are coming to state plans for the liquefied natural gas pipeline.But Governor Bill Walker and executives with the state’s three pipeline partners aren’t quite ready to say what those changes are.Gov. Bill Walker addresses the media in Anchorage on Feb. 17, 2016. (Photo by Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage)At a press conference this morning in Anchorage, leaders with ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips joined Walker to announce they are “exploring options” to advance the pipeline.Walker emphasized the importance of completing the project.“We know that most likely there needs to be some modifications in some way and so we sort of come back to the drawing board a bit on how to look at this project a bit differently,” Walker said.The executives said they would complete the preliminary front-end engineering and design work – known as “pre-feed” on schedule by this fall.But ConocoPhillips Alaska President Joe Marushack didn’t offer assurances beyond a commitment to explore options.“What were trying to do is get through the pre-feed process,” Marushack said. “Clearly the economic headwinds are pretty tough right now, but we’ve got to see what the project costs before we can make a statement if we should participate and go forward or not.”Energy industry experts have said that the project doesn’t make economic sense at today’s natural-gas prices.The announcement put into doubt the state’s timeline for the project.Walker earlier said that he would seek a state constitutional amendment to provide cost certainty to the energy companies who are working with the state on the project.But with negotiations on the pipeline proceeding slowly, it has become increasingly unlikely that the amendment would be ready.Today, the governor said that he isn’t ruling out the amendment, but the state may be able to provide cost certainty without an amendment.The project has an estimated cost of $45-65 billion.Speaker of the House Mike Chenault said in a statement he wished there was something more concrete that came from today’s announcement.The Nikiski Republican added that he welcomes greater scrutiny of the cost of the project, which is the largest proposed infrastructure project in the world.last_img read more

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BJP will form govt in Haryana with absolute majority Amit Shah

first_imgJind: Setting the tone for Assembly elections in Haryana, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the BJP would repeat its term in the state, but this time with an absolute majority. “We are going to form the government in Haryana again with two-third majority,” Shah said while addressing a public gathering in Jind, the state”s Jat-dominated district. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us He said the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has united India within 75 days in its second term. Reiterating that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Shah said: “Article 370 was a hurdle in the way of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”s dream of ”One India”. PM Narendra Modi has done in 75 days what the Congress governments could not do in 70 years in the greed of vote bank.” Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us “Last time, the BJP formed the government in Haryana with 47 seats. This time I call upon the people of the state to form a strong, majority government of the BJP with more than 75 seats,” he said. Shah said during the previous Congress regime in Haryana led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the 13th Finance Commission gave Rs 22,000 crore. “The 14th Finance Commission under the leader of Modi gave Rs 58,000 crore to Haryana,” he said. Advertise With Us The BJP President further said that Haryana, which was infamous for land deals and where providing jobs became a business, Chief Minister Manhoar Lal Khattar in his first term has turned corruption into a thing of past. Khattar and his entire cabinet was present at the ”Astha Rally”, which was called by former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP, Chaudhary Birender Singh. The rally was convened by his son Brijender Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Hisar. Elections to the 90-member Haryana Assembly are due in October.last_img read more

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Best of Last Week – Halting photons a peer review problem and

first_img(Phys.org)—It was an interesting week even as we entered the holiday season, researchers at MIT found that halting photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators and perhaps improved data transmission. The light trapping process discovered last year involved twisting the polarization direction now appears to be related to a wide range of other seemingly unrelated phenomena. Also, physicist Robert Erlich claimed that neutrinos are likely tachyons, which would make them able to travel faster than light. He also believes the proof lies in finding the faster-than-light particles by weighing them. In space news, a team of Russian and American researchers found what they are calling the Milky Way’s new neighbor—an isolated dwarf galaxy that lies almost 7 million light years away from us; they have named it KKs3. Also a pair of researchers proposed using ballistic capture as a cheaper path to Mars—it involves putting a space craft into the orbital path of the Red planet and waiting for the planet to catch up, rather than shooting directly at it. Explore further Halting photons could lead to miniature particle accelerators, improved data transmission In biology news, a team of scientists created precursors to human egg and sperm in the lab—a sort of egg and sperm race. Meanwhile a locking mechanism was found for “scissors” that cut DNA by another team—an important part of the process of recombination that prevents enzymes from becoming overzealous. Also another team took what they are describing as “baby-steps” toward developing an anti-aging drug. The drug, originally meant to bolster the immune system in seniors, also appears to slow or halt the aging process.In other interesting news, a team of researchers unveiled a new programming language that automatically coordinates interactions between Web page components. It is called Ur/Web and it allows programmers to write Web applications as individual self-contained programs. Also another team of researchers has conducted a study that shows that peer review could reject breakthrough manuscripts.And finally, if you have been considering getting a Nook or other similar device to use at night to help with sleeping, you might want to know that a team of researchers has found that light-emitting e-readers detrimentally shift the circadian clock, which could mean using them might actually make sleeping regularly more difficult. © 2014 Phys.orgcenter_img Citation: Best of Last Week – Halting photons, a peer review problem and circadian clock shifting from e-readers (2014, December 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-12-week-halting-photons-peer-problem.html Vortices of bound states in the continuum. The left panel shows five bound states in the continuum in a photonic crystal slab as bright spots. The right panel shows the polarization vector field in the same region as the left panel, revealing five vortices at the locations of the bound states in the continuum. These vortices are characterized with topological charges +1 or -1. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Vitamin C rich diet may slow down cataracts

first_imgEating a diet rich in vitamin C may slow the progression of cataract — a condition that may lead to blindness, reveals a study, adding that environmental factors and diet also influence cataract more than genetic factors.The findings showed that those participants who had a higher intake of vitamin C were associated with a 33 percent risk reduction of cataract progression and had “clearer” lenses 10 years after the study than those who had consumed less vitamin C as part of their diet. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The findings of this study could have significant impact, particularly for the ageing population globally, by suggesting that simple dietary changes such as increased intake of fruit and vegetables as part of a healthier diet could help protect them from cataracts,” said lead study author Chris Hammond from the Kings College London.“While we cannot avoid getting older, diabetes and smoking are also risk factors for this type of cataract, and so a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle generally should reduce the risk of needing a cataract operation,” Hammond added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCataract is a common condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy as a result of oxidation over time. The study, published in the journal Ophthalmology, looked at the progression of cataracts in the eyes of 324 pairs of female twins over 10 years by examining photographs of the participant’s lenses that allowed them to analyse the level of opacity of the lens in detail. Participant intake of vitamin C was also measured using a food questionnaire. The study found that environmental factors — including diet — influenced cataract more than genetic factors, which only explained a third of the change in lens opacity.It is thought that increased intake of vitamin C has a protective effect on cataract progression by increasing the vitamin C available in the eye fluid.“The human body cannot manufacture vitamin C, so we depend on vitamins in the food we eat. “We did not find a significantly reduced risk in people who took vitamin tablets, so it seems that a healthy diet is better than supplements,” added study’s first author Kate Yonova-Doing.last_img read more

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Half a ton of illegal fireworks seized in Playa del Carmen

first_imgHe noted that the sale of all varieties of rockets are also prohibited adding that the monitoring and surveillance operations of the sale of illegal fireworks will continue until the end of the year. A store in the Colosio colony of Playa del Carmen was the most recent to be visited by Civil Protection personnel for selling illegal fireworks. Emanuel Hedding, operational director of Civil Protection, says a store on 82nd Street was inspected for allegedly selling the fireworks. “A week ago, we had a grocery store in Gonzalo Guerrero with a small table that showcased fireworks that exploded taking out the entire store. With these accidents, it’s the people who are affected because they did not have security measures nor the municipal permits. You must have a permit from Sedena (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional),” explained the official. “We will be finishing operations on January 6, and until then, we ask for the support of society to report 911 if they know of any place where they sell illegal fireworks,” he concluded. When they arrived, they found nearly a half-a-ton of various fireworks being sold, adding that of the seizure, 90 percent were gunpowder, which is dangerous because they can explode at any time since they are without security features. “Most of the illegal fireworks come from Villas del Sol, Colosio and Villamar 1 and 2,” he said. Municipal police were called in to help with the confiscation. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Directorate of Civil Protection says they have made the largest fireworks seizure in Solidaridad with nearly half-a-ton of pyrotechnics. This latest seizure came after a citizen reported of the sale of the illegal fireworks. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) “To prevent regrettable tragedies, local social networking groups in Playa del Carmen are also being monitored now that different kinds of clandestine rockets are being offered, some of which are forbidden for sale,” said Hedding. Photo: la Dirección de Protección Civil de Solidaridadlast_img read more

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Wccftech Deals – VPN Secure Lifetime Subscription

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Air Canada inaugurates Iceland as its newest cool destination

first_imgAir Canada inaugurates Iceland as its newest cool destination Tags: Air Canada, Air Canada rouge, Iceland, New Routes Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Air Canada is staying cool this summer with tonight’s inauguration of its newest international destination: Reykjavik, Iceland.Air Canada Rouge flight AC1970 from Toronto to Reykjavik will depart Toronto at 11:25 p.m., marking the launch of this new nonstop service. Toronto-Reykjavik will operate this summer four days a week, while Montreal-Reykjavik will run three days a week.“Iceland’s rugged beauty and intriguing cultural attractions are making it a prime destination for travellers seeking new adventures and Air Canada is pleased to be the only Canadian airline and only Star Alliance carrier in North America to serve the island, providing convenient connections across Canada and the U.S.A.,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. “Iceland is the latest addition to our expanding international network as these new services from Toronto and Montreal are two of 11 new routes being launched this summer.”The new service to Iceland will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with a 136-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering a choice of Premium Rouge and Economy cabins of service with in-flight internet satellite connectivity throughoutMore news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesAlready this summer Air Canada has begun new services from Vancouver to Frankfurt, Nagoya, Taipei and London-Gatwick, from Toronto to Berlin, and from Montreal to Marseille. Other new routes beginning soon include Toronto to Mumbai (July 1) and Montreal to Tel Aviv (June 22) and Algiers (July 1).last_img read more

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