Lowly 76ers Dunk The Nets, 90-88

first_imgNEW YORK — Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel helped the Philadelphia 76ers put a stylish end to their losing streak against the Brooklyn Nets.Carter-Williams passed to Noel for a tiebreaking dunk with 3 seconds left, sending Philadelphia to a 90-88 victory over Brooklyn on Jan. 9.“A lot of credit to Michael for creating,” Noel said. “He got by his defender and I saw him driving my way. I found an open spot and he was able to find me and I finished.”It was the 76ers’ first win against the Nets since a 121-120 overtime victory on Dec. 20, 2013. The Sixers had lost four in a row against the Nets, and their last five in Brooklyn.Brook Lopez made a tying jumper for the Nets with 25 seconds to go. After Philadelphia took a timeout, Carter-Williams ran off some of the clock before driving and dishing to Noel for the winning jam.“I knew I wanted to penetrate the defense and either see if I could get a shot at the basket or a pull-up,” Carter-Williams said. “But once I saw the defense coming to help on me — and Nerlens made a great play by finding the open area — I knew he’d have a good chance of scoring.”Lopez, who led the Nets with 18 points, missed on a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer.Robert Covington scored 20 points for Philadelphia, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 16. Noel finished with 12.Five of the Sixers’ six wins this season have come on the road.Mason Plumlee had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Brooklyn, which has dropped four in a row. Jarret Jack had 14 points and 10 assists, and Joe Johnson scored 13 points.The Nets played without Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett. Williams is out with a fractured rib, and the 38-year-old Garnett got the night off to rest.“We may have played the score a bit, playing not to lose instead of playing to win,” Jack said. “We may have lost that aggressive edge that we had throughout the majority of the game.”Philadelphia trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, but grabbed its first lead since midway through the first quarter when Tony Wroten’s three-point play made it 88-86 with 2:41 to go.Wroten finished with 12 points.“We got down by 13 but give them credit,” Sixers coach Brett Brown. “They find a way to compete. They represent the city of Philadelphia and they represent themselves with a level of spirit and toughness most nights, and I’m proud of them for that.”The Nets opened a 68-55 lead on Bojan Bogdanovic’s basket with 2:19 left in the third quarter. They carried a 71-64 advantage into the final period.“Nobody played well in the fourth. We had 17 points,” Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins said.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Man Utd target Umtiti pens new Barcelona deal

first_imgTransfers Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new Barcelona contract Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:12 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Getty Transfers Barcelona Primera División The France international defender has committed his future to the Catalan side by extending his link with the club up to 2023 Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has banished reports of a move to Manchester United by signing a five-year contract extension at Camp Nou.Umtiti joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016, and quickly established himself as a cornerstone of the Catalans’ backline. His talents have not gone unnoticed, with United boss Jose Mourinho an apparent admirer as he looks to rebuild the Red Devils defence this summer.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now But in the face of transfer speculation the France international has opted to commit himself to the Blaugrana until 2023. “Barcelona and the player Samuel Umtiti have reached an agreement for the renewal of a contract that will bind both parties for the next five seasons,” Barca signalled in a statement released on Sunday. “The act of signing will take place Monday, at 10 a.m. in the Camp Nou, and later the player will speak to the media. “A great piece of news for the Barcelona fans, Samuel Umtiti will continue to wear the Cule shirt until 2023.”Umtiti has racked up 83 appearances for Barca in all competitions to date, scoring two goals. In his debut season he lifted the Copa del Rey, a feat he repeated in 2017-18 along with La Liga as Barcelona completed a domestic double in Spain.last_img read more

Big 12 Releases Kickoff Time, TV Channel For Championship Game

first_imgA member of Oklahoma's spirit squad waving a flag at a game.NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a wet flag after a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)If you’re a fan of Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech or West Virginia, you probably will want to take a look at this announcement from the Big 12. The league has revealed the kickoff time and TV info for its championship game.The 2018 Dr. Pepper Big 12 Football Championship will be contested on Dec. 1 at noon ET. ABC will broadcast the game.The game will be played once against at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will be one of four conference championship games played that day.This will be the second Big 12 title game since conference realignment. Last year, Oklahoma routed TCU 41-17 to take home the conference crown.SAVE THE DATE:?#Big12FB Championship? December 1, 2018⏰ 11 a.m. (CT)? @ABCNetwork pic.twitter.com/Yu4nDu4HCo— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 24, 2018Right now, Texas sits atop the Big 12 with a 4-0 conference record. Oklahoma, Texas Tech and West Virginia are right behind at 3-1 in league play.Oklahoma’s lone loss is to Texas, while Texas Tech fell to West Virginia and the Mountaineers were beaten by Iowa State. There’s a chance that the OU-WVU regular season finale on Nov. 23 will decide a spot in the conference championship game.An Oklahoma-Texas rematch on Dec. 1 would be tremendous, but there are a number of other exciting possibilities for the Big 12.There’s a lot of football left to be played.last_img read more

Realme 5 Pro first sale in India today on Flipkart, Realme online store: Price, specifications

first_imgRealme 5 Pro first sale in India today on Flipkart, Realme online store: Price, specificationsRealme 5 Pro will go on sale for the first time in India today on Flipkart and Realme.com starting at Rs 13,999.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiSeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 10:12 IST Realme 5 Pro goes on sale for the first time in India today touting a 48MP quad camera setup and Snapdragon 712 chipset.HIGHLIGHTSRealme 5 Pro sale starts at 12pm on Flipkart and Realme’s online store.The smartphone is priced starting at Rs 13,999.Realme 5 Pro gets a 48MP quad camera setup and Snapdragon 712 SoC.Realme 5 Pro will go on sale for the first time in India today. The Realme 5 Pro sale starts at 12pm on Flipkart and Realme.com/in. The smartphone was launched recently in the country alongside the regular Realme 5. These are Realme’s first pair of smartphones to feature a quad camera setup. The Realme 5 Pro is a more power-paced device of the two with specifications that also include a Snapdragon 712 SoC, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and a 48-megapixel primary camera.Realme 5 Pro price starts at Rs 13,999. This is for the base model that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also comes in 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB variants that are priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. The Realme 5 Pro will be available online on Flipkart and Realme’s online store starting 12pm in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue colours.Some launch offers on Flipkart include No Cost EMI options, 10 per cent off with Axis Bank Buzz Credit card, 5 per cent cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank Credit card and Rs 750 off on prepaid transactions with HDFC Credit cards. On Realme.com, you can avail MobiKwik SuperCash worth Rs 1,500, Jio benefits worth Rs 7,000 and cashback of Rs 2,000 on buying the Realme 5 Pro via Paytm UPI.Realme 5 Pro specificationsThe Realme 5 Pro succeeds the Realme 3 Pro in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Dewdrop display much like its predecessor to offer minimal bezels and over 90 per cent screen ratio. The curved plastic rear panel comes in a new Crystal design with a diamond-cut pattern in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue colours.advertisementRealme 5 Pro is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 712 SoC based on a 10nm process. To recall, the Realme 3 Pro was launched with a Snapdragon 710 SoC. The new Realme 5 Pro is offered with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.The USP of the Realme 5 Pro is its quad camera setup. It is the first phone in its segment to offer a 48MP quad camera setup. This camera system includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and two 2-megapixel sensors where one is for macros and the other for portraits.The Realme 5 Pro houses a 4,035mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. It runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie.ALSO READ | Realme 5 Pro vs Vivo Z1 Pro: Which sub-Rs 15,000 phone should you buyALSO READ | Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3: Quad cameras vs stock Android experienceALSO READ | Realme 5 Pro vs Realme 3 Pro: How different is the new Realme Pro from the oldGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow Realme 5 Pro Nextlast_img read more

Quebec court authorizes class action against Air Canada by former Aveos employees

first_imgMONTREAL – Former Aveos employees have been authorized to proceed with a class action lawsuit against Air Canada.The airline could have to pay more than $100 million if found guilty, lawyers for the plaintiffs said in a statement Tuesday after a Quebec Superior Court justice gave the green light to the legal action.Aveos used to be a subsidiary of Air Canada whose 1,800 employees conducted maintenance work on the airline’s fleet in three centres located in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.Air Canada sold most of its shares in Aveos in 2007 and then proceeded to gradually reduce its contracts with the maintenance company, forcing it to close permanently in 2012 due to lack of orders.The law that privatized Air Canada in 1988 obliged the airline, however, to keep its maintenance operations in the country.Previous decisions by Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Aveos employees and state Air Canada violated the law.The class action also claims the airline acted in bad faith by deliberately provoking the closure of Aveos.A spokesperson for Air Canada said the company would not comment as the matter is before the courts, and added the airline’s position will be made public during the legal proceedings.(Companies in this story: TSX:AC)Note to readers: This is a corrected version. A previous story said Air Canada was privatized in 1998last_img read more

Bell Media Supports 14 Canadian Films Announced for the 2016 Toronto International

first_img Twitter Facebook Advertisement Bell Media is pleased to announce that 14 films backed by its pay television network The Movie Network, production funds The Harold Greenberg Fund and Fonds Harold Greenberg, and BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), have been confirmed as official selections for the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 8 to 18, 2016. The Canadian feature films announced by TIFF and supported by Bell Media include April Mullen’s Below Her Mouth, Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams, Dilip Mehta’s Mostly Sunny, along with four short films, including Jay Cheel’s Twisted. The films join previously announced Bell Media-supported titles, Maudie Aisling Walsh’s Maudie and Kim Nguyen’s Two Lovers and A Bear.“Bell Media congratulates the filmmakers behind the 14 titles announced today,” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.  “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to Canadian film by fostering and showcasing our incredible homegrown talent.”Below is the full list of feature films and shorts selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival that have been supported by Bell Media through story optioning, script development, pre-licensing, funding, and/or equity investment: Advertisement 5 Films About Technology (short) – Peter HuangFunded by BravoFACTBelow Her Mouth – April MullenPre-buy by The Movie NetworkBoundaries – Chloé RobichaudScript Development, Polishing, and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold GreenbergIt’s Only the End of the World – Xavier DolanEquity investment and script development by Fonds Harold GreenbergMaudie – Maudie Aisling WalshPre-buy by The Movie NetworkScript Development and Equity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg FundMean Dreams – Nathan MorlandoPre-buy by The Movie NetworkMostly Sunny – Dilip MehtaPre-buy by The Movie NetworkNelly – Anne ÉmondStory Optioning and Equity Investment Programs by Fonds Harold GreenbergThe Road to Webequie (short) – Ryan Noth and Tess GirardFunded by BravoFACTThe Smoke – Rebecca AddelmanShorts-to-Features Program by The Harold Greenberg FundTwo Lovers and A Bear – Kim NguyenPre-buy by The Movie NetworkEquity Investment Program by The Harold Greenberg FundShahzad (short) – Haya WaseemFunded by BravoFACTUnless – Alan GilsenanPre-buy by The Movie NetworkTwisted (short) – Jay CheelFunded by BravoFACTThe full line-up of Canadian films was announced by the Toronto International Film Festival earlier today. For further information on these and other Festival films, please visit www.tiff.net.About Bell MediaWith passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s #1 television network; 34 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada’s most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home, one of Canada’s most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV, as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, Discovery GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

High levels of bacteria found in raw meat dog foods

first_imgFeeding your pooch with raw meat could pose potential health risks as they contain high levels of bacteria, researchers have warned. A study by researchers from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden showed that many raw meat products contain enterobacteriaceae species, which are indicators of faecal contamination and hygiene standards. Such food products can also cause health risks to people, particularly infants, elderly and those with poor immunity, the study said. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainA raw meat-based diet has become increasingly popular with dogs in recent years because it is seen as a “healthier natural alternative” to the widely available commercial products. But unlike commercial feeds, raw meat products are not heat treated or freeze dried to pasteurise, the research team added. For the study, published in the journal Vet Record, researchers took samples from 60 packs of raw meat samples that were analysed for bacteria, including enterobacteriaceae species – clostridium perfringens, salmonella and campylobacter. Nearly 31 samples (52 per cent) contained bacteria levels that exceeded the 5,000 bacteria per gram maximum threshold set by the European Union regulations, said the study. Escherichia coli was found in about a third of the samples. Clostridium perfringens, another marker of faecal contamination and hygiene standards, was found in 18 samples (30 per cent).last_img read more

RioCan negotiating with potential tenants for 15 former Target stores

TORONTO — RioCan says it has begun negotiations with retailers that could potentially use some of the space in 15 former Target Canada stores that have been returned to the real estate investment trust.“We’ve got lots of interest,” said RioCan CEO Edward Sonshine, adding that some of the stores will be broken up into smaller units.RioCan says the space at the 15 former Target Canada stores represented about $8.6 million of annual revenue. In total, RioCan’s 26 former Target Canada stores make up 1.9 per cent of its total annual rental revenue.If RioCan is able to backfill the stores, that will reduce how much money it will seek from Target for lost rental revenue under the terms of a guarantee from the U.S. company, which closed all 133 Canadian Target stores during the first quarter.The landlord said it has not yet begun negotiations with the U.S. parent company regarding the indemnity agreement.Target Canada reaches compromise with landlords on sales of leasesAnybody want to rent some real estate? Target has a few stores availableAn additional 11 former Target Canada locations in RioCan’s property portfolio remain part of the retailer’s court-supervised windup. An auction of the dozens of Target Canada leases is scheduled to be held this week in Toronto.“It’s been an interesting process that Target Canada has set up,” Sonshine told investors during the company’s first-quarter conference call Tuesday.“Mostly the retailers they’re dealing with directly have been very, very quiet. We’ve been approached by a couple looking for changes in some of the leases.”RioCan’s update was included with its first-quarter financial report, which said no individual tenant generated more than 4.1 per cent of annualized rental revenue. Its biggest source of revenue was the Loblaw-Shoppers Drug Mart group.RioCan’s net earnings dropped by 48 per cent to $89 million in the three months ended March 31, from $171 million in the first quarter of 2014. That amounted to 27 cents per unit of net income, down from 55 cents a year earlier.However, RioCan said its funds from operations in the three months ending March 31 were still up 8.8 per cent from a year earlier, rising to $138 million or 44 cents per unit. read more

As web sites go dark ministers sell Tory vision of resource exploitation

As web sites go dark, ministers sell Tory vision of resource exploitation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 4, 2012 6:39 pm MDT OTTAWA – Opposition to the Harper government’s controversial omnibus budget bill went viral Monday as more than 500 organizations shuttered their web sites to protest measures they say will destroy the environment and silence dissent.But there was little sign the federal Conservatives were listening.As hundreds of web sites went “dark,” the government dispatched 10 of its ministers across the country from St. John’s, N.L., to Surrey, B.C., to sell its vision that having fewer checks on resource exploitation isn’t necessarily bad for the environment.The battle over Bill C-38 continued throughout the day, with opposition parties taking the fight to the House of Commons. MPs wore black-over-white pins in support of the cyber “Blackout Speakout” campaign dreamed up by 11 environmental groups in May.It has since spread to include unions, human rights advocates, churches, First Nations, ordinary citizens and celebrities like author Margaret Atwood.Canadians logging on to the David Suzuki Foundation website, along with many others, encountered a mostly black screen with a bilingual message expressing support for the campaign.“We’re still here, doing what we do every day,” the Suzuki site declared. “But today, we’re joining hundreds of organizations across the country as a single voice for Canada’s nature, for human rights, and for democracy.”Gillian McEachern of Environment Defence Canada said the government hasn’t listened to opposition parties, maybe they will listen to the grassroots in Canada.The groups are opposed to changes that would speed up the approval of large resource projects, such as the Northern Gateway pipeline the government wants to build to take oil from Alberta to a B.C. port.As well, they accuse the government of attempting to gag environmental groups by denying charitable status to those that get too involved in political advocacy.The opposition has attracted the usual civil society groups, but also some strange bedfellows. Former Conservative fisheries minister John Fraser appeared with Davis Suzuki for a news conference in Vancouver denouncing the government as anti-democratic.He noted that in 1982 the Conservatives stayed out of the House for two weeks to block a Liberal omnibus bill and he called on Conservative MPs to speak out now that their own party is the offender.“Silence is not an option,” Fraser said. “Private members have got to speak up but they won’t speak up unless the public gets behind them.”The Canadian Federation of Municipalities, which often supports the government, called over the weekend for the bill to be split.Green Party Leader Elizabeth May attempted an unusual tactic Monday, asking the Speaker to declare C-38 improper.She got quick support from interim Liberal leader Bob Rae.“If this is allowed to happen there’d really be no need for us to show up for much business,” Rae said. “You could just put the entire kit and caboodle of government policy into one single bill and be debating it, you know, as one. Are there any limits? Apparently not.”The NDP have called for a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss their next steps in attempting to hold up what they’ve termed the Conservatives’ “Trojan Horse bill.”The battle drew some impolitic language during question period, with Environment Minister Peter Kent referring to a question “as sanctimonious twaddle.”“I suppose that would count as sanctimonious clap trap,” shot back Rae.In defending the bill, the government is arguing that the changes to environmental protection rules are vital to the economy and creating jobs and are just common sense.NDP critic Megan Leslie had a simple explanation of why the government is so dug in.“It’s all about oil. I’ve said since day one this is a pipeline budget. Any barrier they can think of, they’ve worked to try and get rid of it,” she said.Monday morning, the Department of Finance issued a release estimating that energy and other major resource projects will generate more than $500 billion in new investment over the next decade. The sector already represents about 10 per cent of the country’s output, the department said.While co-ordinated, the government counter-campaign Monday showed signs of being cobbled together at a moment’s notice.Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver led the effort with a short a short speech at the Quebec branch office of PCI Geomatics, a geo-imaging company.It was an unusual launching pad. The minister spoke in a small cramped room in PCI’s fourth-floor offices in Gatineau, across the river from Ottawa. The handful of company executives in attendance were outnumbered by the news cameras.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spoke at the New Era Tool and Die plant in Toronto, but appeared to have trouble hearing reporters’ questions in the chosen site.“It’s hard to hear,” he said as the question and answer session began. “It’s hard for me to hear, just an echo in here.”Substantively, Flaherty said the problem with the opposition is that they are presenting the case in too stark terms.“I think most Canadians realize that we can have environmental protection — reasonable steps, reasonable processes on a timely basis — and at the same time have significant economic growth,” he said. read more

Brock students to walk to Toronto in support of Syrian refugees

Three Brock University students will leave the school at 8 a.m. Friday for an incredible journey in support of Syrian refugees.Friends Patrick Foster, Jad Nasser and Nigeria Goli Emiko Murphy will walk more than 100 kilometres from Friday to Sunday starting at the foot of Schmon Tower at Brock to Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, where they will meet with officials from UNICEF Canada.The trio are expecting to walk between eight and 10 hours each day – arriving in Stoney Creek by the end of Friday and in Oakville by the end of Saturday. They expect to complete the journey in downtown Toronto late Sunday afternoon.The concept started with Foster, the co-president of UNICEF Brock, wanting to do something to help the refugees.“I thought ‘what can we do that’s relatively low-cost, but that would raise a lot of awareness?’” said Foster, a 23-year-old Political Science student from St. Catharines. “What we’re doing is nothing compared to what Syrian refugees are going through, but it’s just to show we’re walking in solidarity with them.”Leading up to the walk, the group has set up information booths at Brock and has UNICEF donation boxes located around the school.“The number one thing we’re doing is raising awareness. Even if we didn’t raise a dollar, I would still do this so that it would get people talking about what’s happening in Syria,” Foster said.Nasser, a 22-year-old Economics student from Niagara Falls, said while the walk will be a challenge, it will help put the plight of refugees into perspective.“We’ll know that once we’re done, we’ll be done. We have a guarantee we can go home to shelter,” said Nasser. “But some refugees that fled Syria keep walking from country to country. They don’t have anything guaranteed.”The group has set up a fundraising page where people can donate to the cause and get more information on the walk. Because the initiative is through UNICEF, all donations from the walk will be matched by the Canadian government. read more

Opensource DIY quadcopter Crazyflie is super tiny super speedy

first_imgWe’ve seen small quadcopters, and we’ve seen do-it-yourself quadcopters, but this new quadcopter from Bitcraze combines both a very small size with the pat-on-the-back feeling you get from completing a do-it-yourself project.As mentioned above, the Crazyflie is quite tiny, measuring in at just 9cm x 9cm and weighing around 19 grams, and comes in two different versions, with the difference being the amount of sensors available on the unit. Bitcraze notes that there currently isn’t firmware for the unit with the extra sensors yet — keyword “yet.” There are two commercially available units: the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Kit 6-DOF ($149), and the 10-DOF ($179), both of which include a USB radio dongle and accompanying 2.4GHz antenna.The quadcopter can fly for up to seven minutes, and the lithium polymer battery takes around 20 minutes to charge through a standard USB dock.Bitcraze has also made the quadcopter open-source, releasing firmware source code along with the Crazyflie schematics. Considering the Crazyflie is a DIY kit, it comes with a bunch of pieces, including the radio, control board, motor mounts, coreless DC motors, propellers, the battery, and antennas. What isn’t included in the kit, but required to run the unit, is a PC, a PS3-compatible controller, and a micro-USB cable for charging. The only tools required for assembly are a soldering iron, solder, a tweezer, and hot glue. Of course, you should also bring some DIY expertise if you don’t feel you have much of that.The Crazyflie is available for pre-order from January 31 to February 18, with shipping expected to begin on April 25. If you’re interested in making a pre-order, or simply want more information on the project, head on over here.last_img read more

Milo Yiannopoulos forthcoming memoir will not be published in Australia

first_imgIt has been announced that the anticipated memoir by far-right British commentator Milo Yiannopoulos will not be published in Australia. The news was revealed by the Australian division of publishing house Simon & Schuster, who due to their local publishing program said they in many instances do not publish books from other territories and markets, and in turn would not be stocking or distributing copies of Dangerous.Yiannopoulos, who is the senior editor for far-right news and opinion website Breitbart News, has caused a lot of controversy in recent years over his anti-Islamic views and stance against immigration. His memoir has been described as a substantive examination of the issues surrounding political correctness and free speech.Due to be published in the United States later this year on June 13, those in Australia wishing to get their hands on a copy will still be able to do so, only obtainable from the United States via Amazon or a local Australian supplier.Every bookseller does have the right to decide which books they wish to stock in their shops however, and owner of Pages & Pages and online retailer Boomerang Books, Jon Page was the first Down Under to publicly declare he would not be stocking or promoting Dangerous.“The election and inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States has seen a resurgence of fascism and right wing rhetoric the likes of which I didn’t think we would ever see again,” Mr Page told Fairfax Media on Thursday.“I do not agree with Milo Yiannopoulos’ far right views and don’t believe there is any benefit in helping share his views in our society.“While I am a passionate believer in free speech and would never ban a book, views such as Milo Yiannopoulos’ should not be allowed to take root in our society.”Despite his personal views, Mr Page did add that customers would be welcome to put a special order in for the book. Managing director of Readings, Mark Rubbo has taken a difference stance on the matter of stocking the memoir, which he confirmed will be available in store.“I don’t believe in censorship. So we stock the likes of Andrew Bolt and Keith Windschuttle. We keep Mein Kampf on the shelves,” Mr Rubbo said.“I think it’s our job to sell books and I think some of our customers – not many, I hope – may be interested in Milo Yiannopoulos’ book. You stock many people you disagree with.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

PDM confirms candidates for three constituencies

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 13, 2016 – The PDM today confirmed that Doug Parnell won 75% of the vote to run on the PDM ticket for the Cheshire Hall Richmond Hill seat; that George Pratt won 60% of the popular vote to offer in The Bight and that Ezra Taylor will again go after the Leeward Long Bay Constituency for the PDM.Other spots are still being determined, we understand and it was also explained to Magnetic Media by PDM Bosses that Taylor’s seat was never up for grabs, as stated earlier today by independent candidate and former PDM at large contender, Sabrina Green.  Meanwhile tonight, in South Caicos the governing PNP is trying to decide between five offering for the district.last_img read more

Alabama man stable lost right kidney in TCI shooting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, June 26th 2017 – Providenciales – The good news is that Kevin Newman, an Alabama man who survived being shot in his abdomen early on Friday during an armed robbery along grace bay is stable.  The bad news is that he lost his right kidney in the shooting where he was shot once, and is in a medically induced coma.  Newman, according to family comments published in the NY Post was out looking for his son around 1:45am on Friday when he was approached by armed bandits looking to rob him. Police are now hunting down four men and have issued wanted posters, in connection to the case which has fuelled strings of angry commentary on social media and which has attracted the attention of popular news networks which are reporting on the crime.  Newman was here on holiday, with his family.  That family, led by wife, Tiffany Newman raised money on a Go Fund Me account and had Newman medically evacuated to Broward Health Medical Center in Florida by late Friday.  The Ministry of Tourism reported that they were willing to pay for the airlift, but the fast acting family had already raised the reported $15,000.  A Tourist Board staffer stayed by the side of the family throughout the ordeal, ensuring the entire family was flown back to the US as soon as possible to be with Mr. Newman.  Tiffany Newman told ABC News, ““It caused damage to his liver, but the main issue was that it hit his inferior vena cava and right kidney vein. He lost a very large amount of blood, so he received lots of transfusion… The surgeon also had to remove his right kidney, and his left kidney function is being monitored closely. “Up to news production time, no one was reported arrested for the crime.The Ministry of Tourism said, “We are shocked and saddened regarding the incident that occurred on one of our islands, in the early morning of June 23, involving a visitor to the destination. He and his family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers while doctors continue to monitor his recovery.A criminal act, whether against a resident or visitor, is never something taken lightly and there is a heightened and concentrated effort to identify the individual(s) responsible. The Turks and Caicos Islands are a popular and peaceful destination known for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere and this type of occurrence sends a ripple through the entire community. The safety, of all those on the islands, are always our top priority and remains as such.  The Ministry of Tourism is in complete cooperation with our acting police commissioner who has increased visible security.  We ask that everyone cooperate with authorities as needed.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between October 7, 2018 to October 14, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierRehab facility sparks debate again by Lizzie McDermottChalifour named new community liaison officer by Cassia BurnsGrand opening of Memory Loss Cafe on Wednesday, Oct. 17 by Sheryl WalshWilmington man arrested for assault by Cassia BurnsJoe Schneider gears up for Nov. 6 election by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunBan on plastic: It’s in the bag by Kori TuittWilmington assistant town manager leaving for N. Andover by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Customer Service Representative at Security InnovationFull-Time Supply Chain Coordinator at SirtexFull-Time (Temporary) Pest Control Technician at Mosquito Shield of the North ShoreFull-Time Compliance Services Associate at Sovos CompliancePart-Time Rising Stars Summer Intern at Sovos ComplianceFull-Time Financial Controller at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Equipment & Service Sales at Dock & Door Handling ServicesFull-Time New Product Coordinator at Analog DevicesPart-Time Kitchen Exhaustive Service Technician at Cochrane Ventilation Inc.Full-Time Laborer at Super Service Today(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

KPCC president congratulates BJP for Lok Sabha elections win heres how Twitter

first_imgDinesh Gundu RaoTwitter [Representational Image]Being the only state in South India that had favoured the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Karnataka has surely seen some ups and downs in its political history. But Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao’s tweet congratulating the BJP for its victory has certainly sparked a row.The BJP has given an outstanding performance in Karnataka as the exit polls had predicted. And this victory for the saffron party means a clean sweep in the state. Maybe that’s why Dinesh Gundu Rao resorted to the final political play of applauding the BJP’s victory through social media.”Congratulations to BJP for a resounding victory, both in India and Karnataka. In a democracy people’s verdict is sacrosanct. I wish Mr Modi the very best and hope in his second term as PM will build a stronger, more prosperous and inclusive India,” read the tweet by Rao. Why though? twitterThat would be good! Why this drama? Was he actually right? This tweet comes just two days after Shivajinagar MLA Roshan Baig accused Rao of Congress’s defeat in the state. Baig had also asked the Muslim community in Karnataka to join hands with the NDA if needed.Many people have reacted to this tweet by saying that Rao accepted defeat with grace, while some have blamed the age-old dirty politics and power play in the party that has led the UPA government’s defeat.Here are some reactions:-last_img read more

3 abducted Rohingyas rescued 3 more missing

first_imgRohingya refugee camp in Cox`s BazarPolice rescued three injured Rohingya men from a hilly jungle near the Chakmarkul camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Monday morning, but three of their fellows are still missing.The rescued are Mohammad Alam, 45, of Balukhali camp, and Abdul Khaleque, 23, and Mohammad Anwar, 33, of Kutupalong camp. Their throats were half-slit.The trio and their missing fellows were asked to get on a battery-run three-wheeler from Ukhia upazila’s Balukhali camp as they were promised jobs as day-labourers, Teknaf Model police station officer-in-charge Ranajit Kumar Barua told Prothom Alo.They were first taken to Chakmarkul camp and then to a nearby jungle, Ranajit said, adding that the abductors probably half-slit their throats to instill fear and realise ransom.On information, his team conducted the drive and rescued the three, the OC said.The rescued Rohingya men were primarily treated at a local hospital and then shifted to the Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital around 11:00am as their condition deteriorated. Police are conducting further drives in the hilly areas to rescue the missing Rohingya men.Two among the three rescued can hardly speak, but another cannot speak at all as his vocal cord has completely been slit, the OC added.Last month, Rohingyas and local criminals abducted a driver of an auto-rickshaw and demanded Tk 500,000 as ransom. Later, police rescued the driver.Cox’s Bazar additional police superintendent Mohammad Iqbal Hossain told Prothom Alo that the Rohingyas were committing various crimes.He thinks Rohingyas are involved in this incident as well.As many as 19 Rohingyas were killed in the past one year, all being murdered by fellow Rohingyas, Iqbal said.last_img