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Orange Alert Wind snow and extremely high waves this weekend as another

first_imgThe current ‘orange’ wind warning applies to Munster, Connacht and Donegal — but the rest of the country isn’t expected to escape the effects of the weather system.Read: Blaze at Ballymount recycling plant extinguished after five days The predicted swell of the Atlantic coast in the early hours of Saturday [Magic Seaweed]MET ÉIREANN’S ISSUED another of it’s ‘orange alert’ storm warnings this morning — and this weather system looks a little more serious than the one that hit last weekend.Winds of up to 130km are set to sweep into the West from Friday night — and in addition to the high-tide factor which created an extra risk of flooding last Saturday and Sunday, the weather service says we can also expect frequent heavy showers, including “some thundery with sleet and snow”.Precautions are being put in place on exposed coasts as forecasters warn of “extremely high waves”:High coastal flood risk too due to the combination of very high spring tides, extremely high waves (greater than 10 m), low pressure and onshore winds – southwest, west and northwest margins most at threat.last_img read more

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Super Bowl XLVI will be filmed by four 1000 FPScapable slow motion

first_imgStarting to get excited for the Super Bowl on Sunday? Well, if you’re the type of person that prefers frame rates to field goals, CMOS sensors to cornerbacks, and recording times to rushing yards (I’m running out of sports terms…) then here is a fun fact about the Super Bowl XLVI: it will be filmed, in part, by four new NAC Hi-Motion II slow motion cameras. The Hi-Motion II might look like what you expect a typical HD broadcast camera to be, but it has some serious tech packed inside. That includes three CMOS sensors, 96GB of storage, and the ability to record from 24 to 1000 frames per seconds, with controls that allow for 1 fps increments between those rates. The camera records at 1080 60i (what NBC will use this year) or 50i as well as 720p. And for the operator’s benefit it is outfitted with a 9-inch viewfinder that is used for tracking the event. The Hi-Motion II might be capable of recording up to 1000 frames per second, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that a) it can do so for any reasonable length of time, b) it can do so at Super Bowl, or broadcast, quality and c) it can record at the resolution necessary for television use. Scaling down the frame rate helps with this — NAC literature mentions that the camera’s recording time at “300fps Full Mode” is 38 seconds. That’s more than enough for a football play and assuming “Full Mode” means reasonable video quality these cameras should be a big hit on Sunday. The CMOS sensors they use are high sensitivity so the degradation and loss of light that comes with high frame rates should be minimized. In a release the company noted that the camera is capable of “10X high speed images in Full HD” which isn’t very specific. NAC representative Andy Hayford told me that for the Super Bowl the Hi-Motion II cameras will in fact operate at 300 frames per second, which “works well on football, allowing replays of a usable duration in the match coverage but also showing so much more detail than a regular replay.” According to a statement by NAC, the technical rehearsals have gone swimmingly. Above you can see Hayford at Lucas Oil Stadium during the pre-game testing. As an added perk the Hi-Motion II can do simultaneous output of a live video feed and slow motion replay. So slow motion will be available without an interruption to the action that is ongoing. Wondering what other gear is recording the Super Bowl this year? NAC told us that “The four NAC Hi-Motion II cameras are the only Ultramotion cameras, [but] there are a multitude of other normal speed cameras and Super-Slo-Mo (triple speed) cameras.” We’re told that in addition the to four Hi-Motion IIs NBC will have 40 match cameras recording the game.last_img read more

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Le kilo a pris du poids vous êtes plus légers que vous

first_imgLe kilo a pris du poids, vous êtes plus légers que vous ne le pensezUne étude britannique high-tech a constaté que le kilogramme-étalon de Paris et ses répliques s’étaient alourdis au cours des décennies à cause de particules de polluants. Le kilogramme d’aujourd’hui serait ainsi plus lourd que celui de 1875. Un problème que pourrait heureusement résoudre un bon nettoyage.  Vous êtes montés sur la balance après les fêtes et n’avez pas aimé ce que vous y avez lu ? Rassurez-vous, vous être sûrement moins lourd que ce que votre chère balance vous a indiqué ! Du moins de quelques grammes… C’est ce que suggère une récente étude britannique tout juste publiée dans la revue Journal of Metrologia qui affirme que le kilogramme d’aujourd’hui est plus lourd que celui qui a été introduit en 1875.  C’est au Bureau international des poids et mesures de Paris qu’est conservé depuis la fin du XIXe siècle l’étalon officiel du kilogramme – un morceau de platine de la taille d’une boîte d’allumettes. Cet objet et ses 40 répliques officielles faites en 1884 et distribuées dans le monde entier, servent à normaliser la mesure de cette grandeur physique qu’est la masse. Problème : ces étalons n’ont aujourd’hui plus tout à fait le même poids (la même masse, plus exactement) qu’à l’époque de leur fabrication… Une observation qui a poussé les scientifiques à vouloir en savoir plus.Pour cela, le Pr Peter Cumpson et le Dr Sano Naoko, de l’Université de Newcastle, ont utilisé une sonde Thêta -un instrument unique, utilisant les photoélectrons – pour effectuer une spectroscopie de ces objets symboliques et en analyser la surface. Résultats : d’infimes dépôts de particules d’hydrocarbures – issues de la pollution atmosphérique – souillent ces 41 étalons, affectant leur masse et de façon inégale, bien sûr. D’où le problème alors que ceux-ci sont censés représenter une référence mondiale pour le kilogramme.  Une légère variation dont l’impact est énorme À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous ne parlons que d’un très petit changement – moins de 100 microgrammes (…) Mais la masse est une unité si fondamentale que même ce petit changement est important et l’impact d’une légère variation à l’échelle mondiale est absolument énorme”, explique le Pr Cumpson cité par le Telegraph. “Il y a des cas de commerce international de matériaux de grande valeur – ou de déchets – où chaque microgramme doit être pris en compte”, a rappelé le Pr Cumpson, soulignant que malheureusement, le changement est trop petit pour que tous les gourmands de Noël puissent enlever des kilos au poids qu’ils ont lu sur la balance. Toutefois, le changement n’est pas irréversible puisque un “bronzage” aux rayons ultraviolets et à l’ozone pourrait rendre la ligne aux 41 objets-étalons et ainsi rendre au kilogramme sa vraie valeur. En attendant, cette découverte apporte un argument de plus à ceux qui travaillent actuellement sur la possibilité de trouver une alternative à ces “boites d’allumettes” étalons.Le 7 janvier 2013 à 17:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Win claimed for Turkey govt referendum critics call fraud

first_imgISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday’s referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a “historic decision.”Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said unofficial results showed the “yes” side had won by a margin of 1.3 million votes.The president struck a conciliatory tone, thanking all voters regardless of how they cast their ballots and describing the referendum as a “historic decision.”“April 16 is the victory of all who said yes or no, of the whole 80 million, of the whole of Turkey of 780,000-square kilometers,” Erdogan said.Returns carried by the state-run Anadolu news agency showed that with nearly 99 percent of the vote counted, the “yes” vote had about 51.3 percent compared to 48.7 percent for the “no” vote.Turkey’s main opposition party vowed to challenge the results reported by Anadolu agency, saying they were skewed.Erdogan has long sought to broaden his powers, but a previous attempt failed after the governing party that he co-founded fell short of enough votes to pass the reforms without holding a referendum.last_img read more

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Mignolet confident Liverpool can wrap up title

Mignolet confident Liverpool can wrap up title

first_imgSimon Mignolet believes Liverpool would learn from their late title twist in 2014 as they close in on their first Premier League crown.Only three players Mignolet, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge who were all instrumental in that campaign are in the current team.And five years on they are on the cusp of something special with a four-point lead ahead of Man City.“So much has changed over the past five years here,” he told the ECHO.“It’s only Hendo, Studge and me still here from the last time we really fought for the title.“Back then a lot of it was about Luis Suarez and Studge, whereas now the goals are shared about more. We had a really good team in 2013/14 but the moment we got one or two injuries it became difficult.“We’ve got a broad squad now which means we can cope with injuries. That’s probably the biggest difference with last time.“If a game is deadlocked there is always someone ready on the bench who is capable of opening a game up. In that sense, we’re in a much better position than we were then.23 – Mohamed Salah & Roberto Firmino have combined to set up 23 goalscoring chances for one another in the Premier League this season; more than any other pair. The next best is Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mané (22 chances created between each other). Dangerous. pic.twitter.com/EbtRefEXZP— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 21, 2019Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“The general quality of this squad is the best I’ve ever known. When we play 11 v 11 in training it’s like being involved in a top match in the Premier League.“It’s not 11 first-teamers against 11 reserves, it’s two Premier League sides facing each other in training. It’s high quality.”Klopp’s men are breaking club records with their tally of 60 points from 23 games the best return at this stage of a season in the club’s illustrious history.Defensively, the difference is vast. Where Liverpool leaked 50 league goals in 2013/14, now the foundations are much stronger with just 13 conceded this time around.7 – Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool won seven league games during December 2018 – the most they’ve ever won in a single calendar month in their entire history. Award. pic.twitter.com/4n4yGN2ggQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 11, 2019“Exactly and that’s massive,” Mignolet said.“I think a big part of that is Virgil van Dijk. Ever since he’s come in he’s made a huge difference.“It’s not only his playing ability but the character and the leadership he sends out from the back. It’s especially important when you play teams like Brighton and Crystal Palace recently.“It’s the pressure he eases with his clearing headers. He always makes it look so easy. Something that’s very difficult for anyone else, just looks like a walk in the park for Virgil. He’s made us a lot more solid than before.”last_img read more

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AOL Outlines How New AOL Advertisingcom Group Will Serve Publishers

first_imgBrody says that almost all of these publishers only buy one product or service from AOL at this point, and he’s hoping this new group will offer cross-platform (video, content, surveys, etc.) solutions to publishers presently working with the aforementioned companies.Revenue is modeled differently for each branch of the group, “On the ad network side, we buy inventory for publishers; we pay them, and then we resell it to advertisers, essentially,” Brody says. “On the Pictela model and ADTECH side, we get a serving fee.”Since AOL is now looking to combine businesses and services, in many cases, ad serving will be free, if a publisher allows AOL to monetize a “significant portion of a site’s inventory through Advertising.com.”In addition to giving publishers larger (premium) ad sizes, ways to monetize video and offering custom content production (through Seed, StudioNow and AOL Answers), AOL can also syndicate HuffPo content.The Advertising.com Group created a transparent ad network model so that advertisers know exactly where they are buying inventory. Dubbed “super channels,” advertisers will know what publishers they are working with, as bundles like “travel” are offered for purchase. In time, the Group will offer integrated product suites, but its initial focus is cross-selling the company’s abilities on multiple platforms. Earlier this month, AOL launched the AOL Advertising.com Group, a b-to-b advertising division focused on serving publishers. In hopes of bringing premium advertising to the online sector, AOL has harnessed several of its companies (Advertising.com, ADTECH, Pictela, Goviral, 5min Media, StudioNow, Seed and AOL Answers) to create a one-stop advertising solution for publishers.Ned Brody, who was the founder and CEO of ARPU and former CFO of LookSmart, is acting as president and head of AOL Advertising.com Group. He says bringing premium brands to the Web has been one of the biggest problems in online advertising. “There is still a tremendous amount of advertising dollars sitting on the fence from traditional TV and print, as there have been no good scalable solution for brand advertisers on the Web. The average inventory sell-through is somewhere around 30 percent.”Currently, the AOL ad network works with about 5,000 publishers; European-based video service Goviral deals with 25,000 publishers; and video service 5min Media works with another 1,000 publishers. ADTECH works with upwards of 700 partners. last_img read more

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Hear Ariana Grandes New Single No Tears Left To Cry

Hear Ariana Grandes New Single No Tears Left To Cry

first_img Hear Ariana Grande’s New Single “No Tears Left To Cry” Email Facebook The ‘Dangerous Woman’ returns with the uplifting lead single from her forthcoming albumNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 20, 2018 – 8:41 am Ariana Grande has released a brand-new song and video, “No Tears Left To Cry,” from her forthcoming album, and it’s here to lift your spirits.The singer has reportedly been working with everyone from Pharrell Williams to Max Martin on the follow up to her 2016 GRAMMY-nominated album Dangerous Woman. Just yesterday, Grande teased her new single with a cryptic video and album artwork featuring upside-down lettering, and now “No Tears Left To Cry” arrives as the first sneak peek of the project that Williams called “amazing” in a recent interview. Twitter News Ariana Grande Stays Positive With New Single hear-ariana-grandes-new-single-no-tears-left-cry https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/987179102137335808 Undoubtedly, Grande was influenced by the tragic events of her May 2017 concert in Manchester where a terrorist detonated a bomb outside the arena, but “No Tears Left To Cry” leaves fans with a positive message of moving on. The GRAMMY nominee helped organize the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert two weeks after the tragedy and raised over $13 million for victims of the bombing on her way to being named Manchester’s first “honorary citizen.”While no official release date or title have been revealed for what will be Grande’s fourth studio album, her new single shows the pop star moving in a very positive direction.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences Lost Without You

Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences Lost Without You

first_img Facebook Twitter News Email How Freya Ridings Discovered Unexpected Tears freya-ridings-sharing-personal-experiences-lost-without-you Standing at a train station watching her lover leave, while falling apart, as the singer/songwriter recounts in her biggest hit to date, didn’t actually happen… but it felt so realPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2018 – 4:30 pm Londoner Freya Ridings is used to keeping it real. She began distributing her songs and performances digitally in 2017, winning a following for the pure-toned heartache in her voice and for recordings of her live performances. But her song “Lost Without You” broke the mold, bringing its enveloping sense of loss straight from her imagination. Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences & “Lost Without You” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 24, 2018 – 4:29 pm Freya Ridings On “Lost Without You” “I always write from personal experience,” says Ridings — but this was an exception. “It’s never actually happened, and it really affected me.” She said “Lost Without You” came to her “state of consciousness while … sitting at the piano. It just came out fully formed, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, that just made me want to cry.'” It’s received a big reaction with more than a million views on YouTube and Top 40 placement on the UK Official Charts.The unexpected response is reminiscent of another real experience from Ridings’ life. “We made these little guerilla-style videos where we go around these secret pianos that are on underground train stations in London,” she shared. “No one would stop, and I loved that because it was kind of in your own world.” They tipped their fans 24 hours prior to one of these sessions thinking to attract “friends and family” but they got more than they bargained for. “They had to shut down the station,” she described. “It was hundreds of people and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I still can’t believe that happened.” A friend’s choir even showed up and joined in.It will be interesting to see how other unexpected and imaginary life experiences surface through this emerging talent’s songs that have yet to arrive.The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The PainRead morelast_img read more

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Caned by headmaster schoolgirl kills self

Caned by headmaster schoolgirl kills self

first_imgA schoolgirl who took poison reportedly after being caned and scolded by her headmaster died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased was Sathi Akhter, 15, daughter of Iqbal Bepari of Khoyazpur village in Madaripur’s Sadar upazila and a Class-X student of Charmugria Girls’ High School.Locals said Sathi, daughter of Iqbal’s first wife, used to study staying at her maternal uncle’s house at Peyarpur village.She locked into an altercation with her two classmates in their classroom on Saturday.As the matter came to the notice of headmaster Md Nur Hossain Hawlader, he caned the trio and rebuked them.Returning from school, Sathi took poison and fell sick.She was taken to Sadar Hospital from where she was sent to the DMCH on Sunday as her condition deteriorated. She, however, died on Thursday morning.As the death news spread around, students of the school held a protest rally and formed a human chain demanding punishment of the teacher who went into hiding after the incident, said Sumon Deb, additional superintendent of Madaripur police.The students also gave a memorandum containing their demand to the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police Subrata Kumar Halder.The SP said a police team visited the village.last_img read more

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Bunn Touts Experience in Ward 8 Race

Bunn Touts Experience in Ward 8 Race

first_imgSheila Bunn has worked for the District’s congressional delegate and a mayor. (Twitter Photo)Sheila Bunn has served as the chief of staff to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and deputy chief of staff to former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Bunn said that she should be Ward 8’s next council member because she is used to delivering results under pressure.“I can translate my work history to being a council member because I have knowledge of how Congress works and how the mayor’s office should be run,” Bunn said. “I have learned how to solve complex problems with unique solutions working with Congresswoman Norton and Mayor Gray. I know all of the D.C. council members and there will be no learning curve for me when I take my seat.”Bunn is the daughter of the late James Bunn, a respected Ward 8 political, civic, and business leader. James Bunn headed the Congress Heights Main Streets project and the Ward 8 Business Council, and he participated in the city’s politics since the early 1970s.Bunn said her father wanted her to go into politics, but she resisted, saying she could make a difference in people’s lives “without a title.” However, she said that if her father knew she was running for the D.C. Council, he would be “head over heels” in his expression of joy.“He would be happy to know that I finally came around to running,” she said.Bunn is a native of Ward 8 who graduated from Benjamin Banneker Senior High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from Trinity University.Gray attended a fundraiser for Bunn at the Uniontown Bar & Grill on March 4 and spoke highly of his former staffer. “We have a candidate who is head and shoulders above everyone else in the race,” Gray said to the dozens of people attending the event. “In the course of building her career, she never left her home, Ward 8. We have made a lot of progress in Ward 8 and we want to see that continue.”Gray finished his remarks by saying directly to Bunn “I know what you bring to this effort.” Turning to the crowd, he said, “She deserved to be the next council member from Ward 8.”If elected, Bunn said that she would focus on three priorities. “Jobs, economic development and affordable housing are what I am focusing on,” she said. “Young people need jobs if they choose not to go to college and we should provide opportunities to learn a trade and a skill. We need housing that people can afford.”Bunn said the most reasonably priced housing in the District is in Ward 8 “but the costs are still too high.”“We need people in the ward to focus more on homeownership,” she said.Bunn said she will work to improve the services of the United Medical Center, the only comprehensive hospital east of the Anacostia River. “Not only do we need the United Medical Center at its best, we should help people by having health clinics that can provide comprehensive health care,” she said.Bunn received high marks on issues that the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) support. She received a plus-9 rating, near perfect, for the alliance, and besting candidates in her and the April 28 Ward 4 D.C. Council seat race.“The organization said I dominated the field of more than two dozen candidates based on my ‘strong record’ on issues involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” she said. “I thank GLAA for all they do to protect the human rights of all District residents.”Debra Pashall, a Ward 8 resident, supports Bunn’s bid. “I believe that Sheila has the business and professional acumen that will represent the ward well,” Pashall said. “She knows how to balance the needs of the ward’s middle class, the senior citizens, and the poor people. I really like the fact that she is graceful under pressure and you have to be when you are working for people like Eleanor Holmes Norton and Vincent Gray.”Lisa Clarke said that she will vote for Bunn because of her leadership potential.“I think she is perfect for the role of D.C. Council member,” Clarke said. “D.C. needs the best people in public  service and Sheila is the one of the best.”last_img read more

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Weirdest uses of The Flashs powers

first_img Running on a Treadmill1/7The Flash can travel through time, which isn’t weird in and of itself for a DC character, but one of the methods that The Flash uses to travel through time is incredibly weird just because it still pops up in the DC comics universe from time to time. That device is called the Cosmic Treadmill and it is just what it says it is: a somehow magical treadmill that lets the user run fast enough to travel through time. It notably allowed Professor Zoom to come back from the future and when Flash killed Zoom pre-Crisis he used the Cosmic Treadmill to run to the future and marry a 30th Century version of Iris West. The Flash had run through time before the Cosmic Treadmill was introduced and – as we’ve seen on T.V. – the character can still mess with time without a Treadmill. So how is this Cosmic Treadmill still getting trotted out by speedsters to run through time?<><> Things in the DC universe are about to get all up in the Speed Force one way or another.The CW show The Flash starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen premieres on October 4th with an episode called “Flashpoint” and the Ezra Miller DC Cinematic Barry Allen debuted this year with brief cameos in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad before having a significant presence in the teaser for Zack Snyder’s still-in-production Justice League.At this point, everyone knows The Flash is the fastest man alive, but that isn’t his only power. Being fast and tapping into a fictional energy dimension called The Speed Force (the less we need to talk about it, the better) manifests itself in some weird ways. Here are the weirdest.last_img read more

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The Best Dads In Video Games

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The new God of War is one of this year’s must-play action games, and it adds a fascinating wrinkle to the series’ traditional hacking and slashing: a kid. Atreus tags along with Kratos on his quest through the Norselands, peppering foes with arrows, reading runes for his functionally illiterate dad and performing a bunch of other AI tasks. The bond between father and son gives the game some emotional gravitas, but God of War is far from the first game to tackle parenthood.In this feature, we’ll celebrate some of the medium’s other Cool Dads, in all the forms they come in. Some are biological parents, some adoptive, and others blur the boundaries of exactly what a father can be. What bonds them together is their dedication to family.AdChoices广告Harry MasonFatherhood changes a man. When Harry Mason and his wife Jodie found a baby girl on the side of the road, she seemed to be the answer to their prayers. Jodie died a few years later, and when Cheryl was seven, she and Harry headed to a quiet little town for a vacation – a town named Silent Hill. The rest is video game history – after narrowly avoiding a car accident, Harry woke up to find his daughter missing and embarked on a journey into the fog-shrouded village that set a new bar for horror gaming. Silent Hill 3 continues his story as Cheryl – now named Heather – faces a nightmare of her own.Barret WallaceIt can certainly be argued that Barret from Final Fantasy 7 is a little bit of a stereotype, but that doesn’t take away his dedication to his family. When the Shinra Corporation installed the Mako reactor in Midgar, it caused a huge disruption to the families that lived there – including Barret and his adoptive daughter Marlene. He turned to eco-terrorism (there aren’t that many jobs available for dudes with a gun where their arms should be) to take down Shinra and make a better life for his girl. Helping Cloud and crew save the planet brings him out of his revenge mindset and makes him a better father for it.OctodadThe star of Octodad: Dadliest Catch might only be posing as a normal human father, but that doesn’t make him any worse of a person for it. As an octopus desperately trying to stay undercover as a human being, players have to wrangle his tentacles and avoid drawing attention to him while dodging a manic chef. Parenthood is hard enough without being a boneless sea creature, but he does his best. At the end of the game, Octodad’s ruse is revealed, but his family loves and accepts him anyway.Eli VanceThe world of Half-Life 2 doesn’t have a ton of emotional bonding, but the relationship between Alyx Vance and her father Eli is a remarkable exception. Eli is one of the few scientists who survive the incident at Black Mesa in the first game, relocating to City 17 and becoming a leader of the Resistance. He raised Alyx as a single father after his wife died and built the massive robot Dog to protect her. He’s a devoted dad who works to make the new world better for his daughter, and his death at the end of Episode 2 is one of the most harrowing moments in the game.Mike HaggarThe bare-chested Mayor of Metro City springs into action in Final Fight not to clean up his streets, but to save his daughter Jessica after she gets kidnapped by the Mad Gear gang. That makes him a bad public servant but a damn fine father. Instead of calling in the police to handle the situation, Haggar hits the pavement armed with a lead pipe and a bad attitude, knocking out chumps left and right in his quest to get Jessica back. After a climactic confrontation with evil businessman Belger the family is reunited, but that doesn’t stop Haggar from springing into action in a bunch of other games.Kazuma KiryuThe street-brawling hero of Sega’s Yakuza series certainly isn’t your typical father, but his bond with adoptive daughter Haruka Sawamura is one of the games’ most important emotional touchstones. She meets Kiryu in the first game as he helps her track down her missing mother, but when both of her parents die Kiryu takes her in as his ward. As time passes, she graduates high school and becomes a J-pop idol with her new dad’s blessing. In the fifth game, she even becomes a playable character – the first and last time the series ever lets you control a girl.Nier2010 action role-playing game Nier had an unusual release strategy: in Japan, players controlled protagonist Nier as a teenage boy, but in Europe and America the story revolved around a grizzled middle-aged Daddy Nier. Either way, the game revolves around finding a cure for your daughter Yonah, who is afflicted by a disease called the Black Scrawl that will lead to her death. When she’s kidnapped by a mysterious being, it kicks off a tale of self-discovery that includes some pretty mind-bending twists.Dr. LightParenthood takes on many forms, and just because Doctor Light didn’t get his bone on with a lab assistant or whatever doesn’t make him any less of a father. The kindly scientist is best known for bringing a little blue robot named Mega Man into this world to fight against the dastardly droids of Dr. Wily. Light is one of those kindly father figures who never has a bad thing to say about his mechanical son, even modifying his chassis to allow for a variety of upgrades over the course of the series.Big BossThe founder of the FOXHOUND special forces unit isn’t a “dad” in the traditional sense, but he certainly donated his genetic material to some boys he’d later try to kill, so that counts. Widely considered the greatest soldier of the 20th century, Big Boss set out to create a nation populated entirely by soldiers called Outer Heaven. The U.S. military started the Les Enfants Terribles program to clone copies of him that became Solid Snake and his brothers Liquid and Solidus. Over the course of their lives, Big Boss would pop in to bedevil them and then disappear again, as all good fathers do. At the end of Guns Of The Patriots, he succumbs to the FOXDIE virus and perishes after sharing a cigarette with his son.John MarstonYou can motivate a man a number of ways, but one of the most effective is by messing with his family. In Rockstar’s classic Red Dead Redemption, the newly-formed FBI blackmails former outlaw John Marston into hunting down his old running buddies by having his wife and son kidnapped and held for ransom. Sadly, his quest ends with him gunned down brutally by his own allies in front of his family. The upcoming sequel to the game is rumored to feature John’s son Jack looking for revenge, which is a pretty sweet idea.JamesFallout 3 casts the player as the Lone Wanderer, who leaves the relative safety of Vault 101 to find your missing father James. But Dad didn’t just go out for cigarettes in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. No, in the game James is a bonafide hero, the leader of a project designed to bring fresh water back to the Capitol Wastelands. The player’s quest eventually reunites him with his dad (who is in the body of a dog – don’t ask), but the good times are short-lived as the villainous Enclave tries to gain control of Project Purity only to be stopped by James’ final sacrifice.last_img read more

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Summit Group announces bid to build carbon capture and storage plant in

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — For several years the government of the United Kingdom has been trying to build a low-carbon coal fired power plant by means of competitions between companies seeking the £1 billion reward that would go along with such a contract. The last go-round wound up with just one competitor, Scottish Power whose bid faltered in the end due to it being too expensive. This time an American conglomeration called the Summit Power Group has jumped into the fray by partnering with the National Grid, an electric and gas company that provides service to customers in the United Kingdom and parts of the United States and petroleum company Petrofac. Their idea is to build a Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) coal fired power plant to be located in Scotland’s Port of Grangemouth, that Summit says will release 90% less carbon emissions than conventional plants. Explore further More information: Press release European power plants boosting coal use © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Citation: Summit Group announces bid to build carbon capture and storage plant in Scotland (2012, March 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-summit-group-carbon-capture-storage.html Summit’s boast is not just marketing hype, they’re already in the middle of building a similar plant in Texas paid for by a grant from the US government.The bid for the plant is due to the UK’s Carbon Capture & Storage Delivery Competition. If built, the plant would be called the Caledonia Clean Energy Project, situated west of Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth; a location chosen due to already existing oil and gas pipeline facilities. In addition to using coal to create electricity, the plant would also produce hydrogen gas for sale to commercial customers. Also, because the location is close to the North Sea, the CO2 that is removed during the process of making electricity could be easily moved and sequestered under the sea for storage, by Petrofac which just happens to have a subsidiary company called CO2DeepStore that does just that.The group says that unlike Scottish Power, who estimated the project would cost £1.5 billion, they can get the job done for the £1 billion that the competition dictates. One possible hiccup thus far though is Summit’s plan to use the CO2 extracted, rather than sequester it, at a later date, as part of an enhanced oil recovery process under the North Sea, which has environmentalists worried.Summit also says that it is able to capture carbon during the process more efficiently than other plants because it doesn’t actually burn the coal used in the plant. Instead, they say, a chemical process is used. 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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1 killed 3 injured after car rams into divider

1 killed 3 injured after car rams into divider

first_imgKolkata: One person was killed and three injured after an app cab toppled after ramming into the median divider of the road on Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass onWednesday morning. According to locals, on Wednesday morning around 7:05 am, an app cab bearing registration number WB 04G 2440 was moving towards Chingrihata from Science City with four passengers. Near Metropolitan Housing Complex, the driver identified as Ajay Roy somehow lost control and collided with a median divider on E M Bypass. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalLocals and on-duty traffic police personnel ran to the accident spot and rushed the injured to a private hospital near Kadapara where the doctors declared one of the passengers identified as Sudip Chakraborty (35) brought dead. The driver and another passenger identified as Angshuman Dey are still undergoing treatment at the same hospital. Another passenger Dhritiman Ghosh was treated and discharged by the doctors. Sources informed that Chakraborty was a Information Technology (IT) employee. He used to travel using app cab to reach office at Sector V. It is suspected that the driver had driven throughout the night and had fallen asleep while driving and lost control over the vehicle. A case has been registered with Pragati Maidan police station against the driver on charges of causing death by negligence (304A IPC), rash driving or riding on a public way (279 IPC) and causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others (338 IPC).last_img read more

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PHOTOS Carnaval in San José

PHOTOS Carnaval in San José

first_imgRelated posts:Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light Nativity scenes, funk music, and other happenings around Costa Rica Thousands flock to Barrio Escalante’s La Luz outdoor festival on Sunday A holiday tradition that returned to the streets of San José in 2016 was back again this year to delight spectators: Carnaval.The parade, which is a downtown Chepe tradition but was moved to Desamparados, just south of the capital, for 11 years until last year, filled the streets with color and music. Take a look. AFP Photo/Ezequiel Becerra AFP Photo/Ezequiel Becerra AFP Photo/Ezequiel Becerra AFP Photo/Ezequiel Becerra Facebook Commentslast_img

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Al Gore confident in global climate deal at Paris conference

first_imgGore negotiated for the U.S. at the 1997 conference that produced the Kyoto Protocol to reduce global warming. That treaty has been largely ineffective because it only required rich countries to limit greenhouse gas emissions.The Paris conference is aiming at a new, larger framework, but many differences remain about which countries should do what.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Patients with chronic pain give advicecenter_img PARIS (AP) — Environmentalist and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is optimistic that world leaders will reach a crucial deal this year on fighting climate change.Gore met Monday with French President Francois Hollande, who will be hosting a major U.N. climate conference in Paris on Nov. 30-Dec. 11.After the meeting, Gore said, “this conference is the one where the world will say yes to an agreement to reduce global warming and pollution.” Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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74 of Consumers Unmoved by Feds Promise of Low Rates

74 of Consumers Unmoved by Feds Promise of Low Rates

first_img October 22, 2012 429 Views Share 74% of Consumers Unmoved by Fed’s Promise of Low Rates Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Confidence Consumer spending CUNA Federal Reserve Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2012-10-22 Tory Barringercenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing The “”Federal Reserve’s””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ recently-announced commitment to keep interest rates low until 2015 isn’t doing much to persuade consumers to borrow, according to “”Bankrate’s Financial Security Index””:http://www.bankrate.com/finance/consumer-index/financial-security-poll-1012.aspx for October.[IMAGE]The survey bounced from 96.6 in September to 99.2 in October-a solid increase, but still short of positive territory (a number less than 100 indicates falling financial security compared to the same time last year). Most telling was consumers’ response to Bankrate’s “”wild card”” question of whether or not the Fed’s pledge on interest rates would spur them to borrow money: 74 percent of consumers said they are not interested in taking on debt, while 23 percent said they are more inclined to borrow. Three percent said they did not know.While the Fed’s announcement was intended to stimulate economic activity, it may have had the opposite effect, one expert told Bankrate.[COLUMN_BREAK]””If anything, the effect of the announcement itself would be to reduce borrowing today,”” said Bill Hampel, SVP of research and policy analysis and chief economist for the “”Credit Union National Association””:http://www.cuna.org/. “”Some people may want to borrow now because credit is so cheap, but you’ve just told them you don’t need to rush out and borrow now because it’s going to be cheap next quarter, next year, the year after that and the year after that.””Hampel added that, even in normal times, consumer loan demand is rarely affected much by interest rates. Rather, demand tends to be influenced by consumer confidence, which is still limited by an uncertain economic climate and falling household income.””In today’s environment, it’s upside down: Incomes are falling. So, when incomes are falling, people worry, ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôHow am I going to pay it back if I borrow?’ no matter what the interest rate is,”” said Robert Barone, economist, portfolio manager, and partner at “”Universal Value Advisors””:http://www.universalvalueadvisors.com/ in Reno, Nevada.Adding to the problem is the amount of debt accrued in the household sector. The most recent numbers from the Fed show total household debt├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Øincluding mortgage and nonmortgage├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┬Øis at 103 percent of disposable income.With debt so high, the Fed is hoping to free up spending by giving consumers a low mortgage interest rate at which they can refinance, Hampel explained. However, with the bank committed to keeping rates low until 2015, Bankrate says customers may not be motivated to borrow until the 2015 deadline is almost up.last_img read more

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first_imgChance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Chance The Rapper performs during a community concert at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job: Lyft driver. The Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who’s given millions of dollars to the school district recently went undercover as a Lyft driver to make a video that encourages riders to donate to the arts programs in the city’s public schools. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) CHICAGO – Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word.The Chicago Tribune reports that the Chicago-born Grammy-winning hip-hop artist who has given millions of dollars to Chicago Public Schools recently went undercover as a driver for the rideshare service to make a video that encourages riders to donate to the city’s public schools arts programs.The video shows Chance wearing shades and a maroon hat telling riders his name is John. Then he reveals his true identity and encourages riders to use the Lyft app’s feature called Round Up and Donate that allows users to support his charity, The New Chance Fund, or others of their choice.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2018 11:56 am PDT Last Updated Oct 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Cyprus bond yields drop following sovereign upgrade

Cyprus bond yields drop following sovereign upgrade

first_imgCypriot bond yields fell sharply on Monday after Standard and Poor’s rating agency upgraded the island’s sovereign bond to investment grade, more than six years after it had been downgraded into ‘junk’ territory.S&P lifted Cyprus’s rating to BBB- from BB+, citing brighter growth prospects and consolidation in the banking sector.To take advantage of the positive sentiment following the upgrade, the government mandated banks to sell a 10-year bond.The investment-grade rating makes Cyprus eligible for ECB bond purchases.To qualify for quantitative easing, a country needs at least one investment grade rating from S&P, Moody’s, Fitch or DBRS.All the latter three still rate Cyprus below investment grade.Yields — the amount of return an investor realizes on a bond — on Cyprus’s five-year bonds slipped as low as 0.83 per cent before trading just above one per cent at the close.“The Cyprus upgrade adds to the positive picture in the periphery,” said Commerzbank rates strategist Rainer Guntermann. You May LikeCity BeautyLift Sagging Skin And Jowls Without Surgery (Do This)City BeautyUndoGundry MD | SupplementsTop Cardiologist: It’s Like Giving Your Body A New “Battery”Gundry MD | SupplementsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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