Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan

LONDON — The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death.The university said on Saturday it shared the “international revulsion” the laws induced and that it would reconsider a 1993 decision to confer the honorary degree of civil law by diploma to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.But Oxford stressed that no one had the right “summarily to rescind” the degree.Dozens of protesters raised the rainbow flag of the LGBT rights movement on Saturday outside London’s Dorchester Hotel, which Brunei’s sultan owns. Celebrities including George Clooney, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have supported a global boycott of nine hotels tied to Hassanal.The Associated Press read more

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Satellites can aid in disaster management in AsiaPacific UN says

Six of the ten deadliest natural disasters of the past decade have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for the area, known as ESCAP, yesterday kicked off a three-day symposium to discuss how to effectively use information gathered from satellites.The Regional Symposium on Disaster Management in Bangkok has brought together high-level authorities from 22 countries in the region, which accounted for nearly three-quarters of the some 21,000 natural disaster casualties in 2006. Of the 53 ESCAP members, 8 countries are among the top 10 most impacted in the world.“Effective disaster management relies greatly on effective information management,” said Shigeru Mochida, ESCAP’s Deputy Executive Secretary, said in his opening address to the meeting.Given that receiving information in a timely manner is crucial for risk assessment, mitigation planning, monitoring and early warning, as well as for rescue and relief activities, he added that satellites could play a key role.ESCAP is working with Sentinel Asia, a regional initiative, to share disaster information and to more effectively utilize satellite data for disaster management. 20 March 2008Satellites can help Asian-Pacific nations better prepare for future disasters, the United Nations arm working to advance economic and social development in the region has noted. read more

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UN war crimes tribunals face staffing crisis as end of their mandates

6 June 2011Top officials of the two United Nations tribunals trying key suspects accused of genocide and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda today voiced concern over a staffing crisis resulting from the departure of employees as the courts prepare for the approaching end of their mandates. In a briefing to the Security Council, Serge Brammertz, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said that the remaining staff are shouldering unrealistically heavy burdens.Echoing Mr. Brammertz, ICTY President Patrick Robinson called for the support of the Council and UN Member States at large.“We need your influence and support if we are to complete the work with which you have tasked us. And I must be blunt: if something is not done to alleviate the staffing crisis, the Tribunal will be forever reporting slippages in its work schedule,” said Mr. Robinson.Hassan Jallow, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), also stressed the challenges posed to the tribunal by early staff departures.“As an institution in the final stages of its mandate, we have particular problems that cannot be solved by application of the standard human resources policies,” said Judge Khalida Rachid Khan, the President of ICTR. “In this respect we support President Robinson’s proposal for a limited payment to staff members with five more years of continuous service who remain until the abolition of their posts,” she said.Briefing the Council on the progress in trials and appeals at ICTY, Mr. Brammertz said his office had completed the presentation of its case in all but three cases, and that focus will now turn towards the appellate phase of proceedings.He said steady progress was also being made towards implementing the Security Council’s resolution calling for the establishment of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.The Council set up a mechanism last December to finish the remaining tasks of ICTY and ICTR when their mandates expire, urging them to conclude their work by the end of 2014.The mechanism’s branch for ICTR will begin functioning on 1 July 2012, while the branch for ICTY will commence on 1 July 2013.Mr. Jallow told the Council that a consultative process between the ICTY and ICTR prosecutors has been established and an understanding arrived at between them regarding the structure and staffing of the mechanism.Ms. Khan drew the Council attention to the problem of relocating people acquitted by the ICTR, saying three former suspects cleared of their charges remain in safe houses in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, where the ICTR is based, due to the lack of relocation arrangements.“The challenge to relocation is the unfortunate result of the absence of a formal mechanism to secure the support of Members States to accept these persons within their territories,” she said. read more

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Report on Mannar grave reveals samples from years 14001650 AD

The full report on the carbon dating was submitted to the Mannar Magistrate and made public today. Beta Analytics was selected as the laboratory as it is a recognised and accredited institution that specializes in bomb pulse carbon dating. Radio carbon dating calculates the amount of Carbon-14 in bone and teeth samples and establishes the approximate time when an animal or plant was alive. The carbon dating report on the Mannar mass grave has revealed that the bone samples taken from the site were from the years between 1400-1650 AD.Six bone samples obtained from the Mannar mass grave, located at the Sathosa Building in the Mannar town (Case No B/232/2018), were sent for radiocarbon dating, to Beta Analytics in Miami, Florida, USA. It is a form of testing used in archaeology and forensic science for dating human remains. Where the skeletons are of persons who died after World War II, bomb pulse carbon 14 dating can provide a narrower range of time period in which the deaths occurred.The report from the laboratory, along with results from other examinations carried out by the investigation team headed by Dr Rajapaksa, will help address key questions, including if these human remains, numbering over 300 skeletons as of 22 January, are from one ormultiple historical periods. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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SNC Lavalin shakes up senior management team as it prepares to streamline

SNC Lavalin shakes up senior management team as it prepares to streamline by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 16, 2015 10:58 am MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A man walks past the headquarters of SNC-Lavalin in Montreal on November 6, 2014. SNC-Lavalin is creating a new senior management position as the CEO’s second-in-command, who will help oversee the engineering and construction giant’s ongoing effort to streamline its global organization. Effective immediately, Neil Bruce, who has been president of resources, environment and water for the company, will be SNC’s chief operating officer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin is creating a new senior management position as the CEO’s second-in-command, part of a shuffle of people and responsibilities as the embattled engineering and construction firm reorganizes its business and deals with legal issues.Effective immediately, Neil Bruce _ who has been president of resources, environment and water for the company since 2013 _ will be SNC’s chief operating officer. He will move from London to SNC-Lavalin’s Montreal headquarters.The presidents of SNC’s power and its oil and gas operations will be among those reporting to Bruce, who will continue to report to Robert Card, SNC’s chief executive officer and president.Among the departures announced Wednesday is Hisham Mahmoud, who is leaving as president of SNC’s infrastructure arm on May 1. He was portrayed as a star recruit when he was hired in 2013 from rival AMEC, where he worked with Bruce.Bruce’s accomplishments include his role in last year’s $2.1-billion acquisition of Kentz, a U.K.-based company that will be a key driver in SNC’s plan to be a leading construction and engineering company for the oil and gas industry.“He led the acquisition and very successful integration of Kentz and will add significantly to our operational execution capabilities as our COO,” Card said of Bruce in a news release on Wednesday.SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) said the latest effort to streamline its global operations is designed to improve its “operational efficiency” and better serve its clients’ needs.Analyst Maxim Sytchev of Dundee Capital Markets said Mahmoud’s departure will be perceived negatively.“It highlights the company’s challenge of turning around the division due to legacy contract issues and in general, a more competitive bidding environment,” Sytchev wrote in a report.Sytchev said the infrastructure division has been the culprit of most of the negative changes to profit forecasts over the last two years. He said the changes raise questions about SNC’s earnings guidance.Also among the departures is Rejean Goulet, the company’s general counsel. Goulet will retire in July but continue to assist on legal matters. His interim replacement is Jean-Eric Laferriere, currently senior vice-president for legal affairsSNC has been grappling with a number of events that have spawned criminal and civil allegations against certain former SNC executives. Most of the cases are still before the courts. SNC has said it will plead not guilty to fraud and corruption charges filed against the company in February by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.“Mr. Goulet will continue to assist the company, beyond his retirement date on specific litigation matters, including the recently announced federal charges,” the company said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version wrongly said SNC-Lavalin will plead guilty to criminal charges. In fact, it said it will plead not guilty. read more

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Suspect linked to murder of chief jailor arrested

A suspect linked to the murder of the chief jailor of the Welikada Prison Training School has been arrested.The suspect has been accused of aiding and abetting the murder of the chief jailor of Welikada Prison Training School. The Police said the suspect was arrested in Ambalangoda.The chief jailor, Thilina Ruwan Thihara, was shot dead in Ambalangoda on 03 August.

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Ranil likely to have talks with Indian FM in Maldives

The upcoming IOC will deliberate on developing an effective regional institutional mechanism for implementation of prevailing norms and rules. In continuation with the past, this edition of the conference too will provide yet another opportunity for stakeholders of the Indian Ocean Region to deliberate on building an institutional framework for managing the threats to regional peace and human security.The conference will be addressed by speakers from over 35 countries including the President of Maldives and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.Ministers from 17 countries, officials from 16 countries and scholars from over 10 countries, amongst others, are also expected to be present for the two-day event. Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Foreign Ministers of Singapore, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal and Bhutan are expected to be at the conference, the ANI news service had reported. The theme of the fourth Indian Ocean Conference – IOC 2019 – is “Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges”.The first edition of the conference was hosted in Singapore in 2016 followed by two successive editions in Sri Lanka and Vietnam respectively. Wickremesinghe will also be attending the event together with Foreign Ministers from a few other countries. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is likely to have talks with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the Maldives.Jaishankar is slated to participate in the fourth Indian Ocean Conference 2019, which will take place in the Maldives from September 3 to 4. read more

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UNP Working Committee approves Sajith as Presidential candidate

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe chaired the UNP Working Committee meeting which was also attended by UNP Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake. Meanwhile, Minister Harsha de Silva said that the UNP will now call a convention to confirm the Working Committee ’s unanimous decision in a week.“This is tradition. As always the party confirms the WC decision,” Harsha de Silva said.He said that at the convention the UNP will also move proposals related to devolution of powers, Executive Presidency and electoral reforms and also appreciate the stand Speaker Karu Jayasuriya took during the political crisis last year. Premadasa was picked after the UNP met this morning and reached a decision to nominate Premadasa at the UNP Working Committee meeting. @sajithpremadasa nominated as @officialunp choice for presidential candidate if UNF alliance by @RW_UNP pic.twitter.com/FUpaTGaYis— Harsha de Silva (@HarshadeSilvaMP) September 26, 2019 He said that Premadasa was the most preferred choice to be the UNP Presidential candidate.Wickremesinghe asked the Working Committee if there were any other nominees and there were none so Premadasa was unanimously selected. The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has approved the nomination of UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate of the UNP.The UNP Working Committee convened at the UNP Headquarters at Sirikotha and declared Premadasa as the Presidential candidate. Speaking at the Working Committee meeting, Wickremesinghe said that there was an appeal to ensure the party does not split when picking a Presidential candidate. read more

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Mens Basketball No 19 Ohio State hits the road to take on

Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) sits out the game and cheers with the rest of the Buckeyes due to a dislocated shoulder on Dec. 2. Ohio State won 79-59. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team (7-1, 1-0 Big Ten) will travel to Chicago to take on Illinois (2-6, 0-1 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.The Buckeyes come into the game following a 79-59 victory at home against Minnesota to open the Big Ten season following their first loss of the season to Syracuse the past week. The Fighting Illini limped through a challenging non-conference slate that featured three losses in the Maui Invitational tournament that featured several highly ranked teams such as No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 3 Duke, in November. The Illini fell to No. 1 Gonzaga, Xavier and Iowa State in the tournament by an average of just over 10 points per contest. Projected StartersNo. 19 Ohio State (7-1, 1-0) G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.9 apgG — Keyshawn Woods – Redshirt Senior, 7.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.0 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 7.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.0 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 8.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 14.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.0 apgIllinois (2-6, 0-1) G — Trent Frazier – Sophomore, 14.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 3.4 apgG — Aaron Jordan – Senior, 11.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.9 apgG — Ayo Dosunmu – Freshman, 13.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.1 apgF — Giorgi Bezhanishvili – Freshman, 10.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.5 apgF — Kipper Nichols – Redshirt Junior, 7.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.3 apgUnder head coach Brad Underwood, Illinois has yet to find a full-time starting five this season, something Underwood has said he expects to continue. Illinois features four players that average double-digit scoring averages through the first eight games of the season, led by sophomore guard Trent Frazier, who has started all seven of the games in which he has appeared. Following the injury to freshman guard Luther Muhammad, Ohio State has looked to redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods to fill in the final spot in the starting five. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said he has been pleased with what Woods has brought to the team both on and off the court following his transfer from Wake Forest, although Holtmann admitted Woods did not have his best game in Sunday’s win against Minnesota. Woods will need to bounce back to form and help fellow senior guard C.J. Jackson carry the load in the backcourt for the Buckeyes during Muhammad’s absence.For sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, he will be tasked with matching up against Illinois’ pair of post players in freshman forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili who averages 10 points per game and five rebounds per game, as well as seven-foot graduate transfer center Adonis De La Rosa, who does not often make his presence felt on the stat sheet, but will certainly pose a challenge to Wesson due to his size. The Buckeyes and Illini are scheduled to tip off from the United Center in Chicago Wednesday night at 7 p.m. read more

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Baseball Ohio State defeats Hawaii 64 in bizarre finish

Ohio State freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterIt is rare that a team’s quality control coordinator would receive the game ball after a big win, but that is exactly what happened in Ohio State’s 6-4 win against Hawaii Thursday.Junior pitcher Andrew Magno was on the mound for the save, but it was a save that came in the most bizarre way. Trailing 6-3 in the ninth, a two-out single brought home two runners for the Rainbow Warriors. It appeared the Ohio State lead would be reduced to one run with a runner on first, but the game was called after the runner from second missed the bag rounding third. Magno credited Kirby Pellant, the quality control coordinator, for pointing out the error. “Kirby had the call on that, so I gave him the game ball after the game,” Magno said. “Good eyes on Pellant.” Ohio State (11-10) defeated Hawaii (9-12) 6-4 Thursday. Powered by big-time pitching from freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn and Magno, Ohio State was able to keep Hawaii at bay long enough to produce insurance runs late in the game. Burhenn allowed two runs in an inefficient first inning, but settled down to pitch seven innings to move to 4-1 on the season. “He was definitely able to settle down a little bit and pitch to the bottom of the zone and get his pitches working,” sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler said. Magno was asked to come in the eighth inning, as Ohio State clung to a one-run lead. With two runners on and no outs the lefty was able to produce three-straight outs to maintain the lead.The pressure is not something that Magno shies away from. “I love it. It’s really fun,” Magno said. “I think the first one I had against Florida Gulf Coast just set the precedent for the rest of them.”Magno earned a one-inning save in a 2-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast back on Feb. 18. Dingler made his first start since injuring his hamate bone on Feb. 20. Dingler produced two hits, an RBI and a steal in the win. “[His] presence and production were huge for us,” head coach Greg Beals said. “It’s awfully nice to write Dingler’s name in the lineup.” Down 2-0 after one inning, Ohio State redshirt junior second baseman Matt Carpenter drove in the first run of the game with a triple.On the next at bat, senior left fielder Brady Cherry recorded his team-high 18th RBI of the season with a double off the wall to tie the game 2-2. With runners on the corners and one out, Dingler poked a sacrifice fly ball out to right field to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 lead after one inning. Ohio State freshman third baseman Nick Erwin was able to record the first hit of his career with a two-out RBI single to make the score 4-3 in favor of Ohio State in the fourth inning. Hawaii sophomore pitcher Jeremy Wu-Yelland would finish the game with four runs allowed in four innings.Ohio State’s pitching continued its success in the sixth inning, but with the help of the defense.. A diving play by junior first baseman Conner Pohl to record the first out was topped the very next play by a spectacular backhanded play and throw from Erwin at third. The offense backed up Ohio State’s pitching, as redshirt sophomore designated hitter Brent Todys was able to drive insurance run, with a triple that landed on the third-base line in right field. The Buckeyes continued to do damage with two outs, as freshman center fielder Nolan Clegg made the score 6-3 after a single to right field. “You can’t put a value on two-out hits,” Beals said. “They either mark the scoreboard, or you go out to play defense without any runs.”Ohio State will return to the field at 5:05 p.m. Friday for the second game against Hawaii. read more

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Womens Hockey Ohio State begins season with St Lawrence series

The Ohio State women’s hockey team lines up prior to the start of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19, 2018. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Will Sharp | For The LanternHopes are running high as the No. 9 Ohio State women’s hockey team looks forward to the first puck drop of the season this weekend. The team will face St. Lawrence Friday evening and Saturday afternoon for the weekend series. In the teams’ past meeting, Ohio State split the series with St. Lawrence after a 2-1 Game 1 loss and a 6-1 Game 2 victory. But this time, Ohio State isn’t looking to split.“We paralyzed ourselves because we were in the penalty box an awful lot,” head coach Nadine Muzerall said. “We just did not play what we like to call Buckeye hockey, which is disciplined and competitive.”The Buckeyes are coming off a 20-13-2 record, coming in third in the WCHA conference. On the other side, St. Lawrence is coming off a fifth-place finish in its conference with a 14-15-7 overall record.If Ohio State comes away with a loss in its season opener, it won’t be due to a lack of confidence. In fact, confidence oozes from this team after Muzerall’s four years of crafting the team culture and ethic. “I would say we finally have it down, and we have it where everyone’s buying in, and the staff is bought in, and we’re all very much on the same page,” senior defenseman and team captain Olivia Soares said. “I think coming in freshman year, you can feel how it’s adjusted and feel the difference between the staff and even our locker room and culture that [Muzzerall] has been trying to build and that we’ve been focusing on for four years now.”During her time at Ohio State, Muzerall has led the team to a Frozen Four appearance as well as back-to-back 20-win seasons, both firsts for the program. Now it’s up to the team to build on the momentum it has worked so hard to create. “We want to try to win our conference and then get on to that Frozen Four,” Muzerall said.There are eight freshmen on the team this year, making up one-third of the team. New players always pose challenges for a team, but this incoming class also brings a lot of strengths.“I really like their energy and their conditioning and their speed and their size,” Muzerall said. “They’re like spark-plugs, you know, and we just now have to get them a little more attuned to the actual systems.”Noteworthy returning players for Ohio State include junior forward Emma Maltais and redshirt senior defender Jincy Dunne. Both picked up preseason conference honors when Maltais was voted Co-Player of the Year and Dunne made the All-WCHA team.Maltais led the team with 43 points a season ago, and Dunne’s 68 career points are No. 10 among all-time defensemen at Ohio State.Another key piece of the team is sophomore goaltender Andrea Braendli, whose .939 save percentage this past season is No. 4 in program history.“She was by far the best goaltender, towards the end of the season there, in the nation,” Muzerall said. “We’ve got to let her see the puck, and we’ve got to do our job defensively, but I mean, there’s always so much more security when you know that you have that person between the pipes.”While the Buckeyes return some of their best players, St. Lawrence has lost three of its top four scorers from a season ago.Just one of its returning goaltenders, sophomore Jamie Rainville, saw playing time this past season, and she played just 25 minutes at the end of a blowout win over Rensselaer.Rainville and St. Lawrence will be put to the test when the puck drops on its season opener at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Ohio State. read more

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Suspect held over stabbing death of 14yrold

A former student, attached to the Matthews Ridge Secondary School, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital in the wee hours of Thursday after he was attacked and stabbed to death by his peer.Dead is 14-year-old Joseph Bumbury of Pakera, Matthews Ridge, North West District (NWD). Based on information received, Bumbury and his cousin, Leslie Norton, were reportedly imbibing alcohol in a shop at Flat, Matthews Ridge when they were approached by the 14-year-old suspect.INews understands that suspect immediately attacked Bumbury and dealt him several punches about his body. Seeing this, Norton intervened but was also attacked by the suspect with a knife.The teen suspect reportedly whipped out a knife from his waist and stabbed Norton to his hand which caused him to retreat.Nevertheless, the suspect continued his attack on the now dead teenager by stabbing him several times to his chest and hand. After committing the act, he escaped.Injured Bumbury might have bled to death since he was left for several hours at the scene before Police arrived. The teen was rushed to the Matthews Ridge Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Norton was also taken to the hospital where he was admitted to the medical facility. Meanwhile, detectives visited the home of the suspect and took him into custody.During interrogation, the teen reportedly confessed to the murder by giving them a detailed account of what transpired. More so, he led the detectives to the murder weapon.The suspect also gave Police a written statement under caution in the presence of his uncle. He is expected to be charged shortly as investigations are continuing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related14-year-old arraigned for friend’s murderJuly 2, 2019In “Court”Cop stabbed to death by suspected rapist – two other ranks injuredMarch 1, 2016In “latest news”Teen implicated in Leonora stabbing death caught hiding in Region OneJanuary 12, 2017In “Crime” read more

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sensemetrics DHI partner on IIoT solutions for mine water operations

first_imgsensemetrics Inc., the Industrial IoT (IIoT) company transforming sensor data into real-time business intelligence to enable productivity and safety solutions, has entered into a partnership agreement with DHI A/S under sensemetrics’ Alliance Member Program.Under the agreement, DHI will integrate with the sensemetrics platform to automate data collection into its MIKE Mine software. MIKE Mine is DHI’s state-of-the-art operational software for water management at mine sites. Together, this approach creates a Digital Twin with all virtual components for a “Cyber-Physical” mine water management system. It also provides a continuous value-cycle between the physical system and the cyber equivalent, allowing outcomes of future management actions to be tested, optimised and automated. This maximises opportunities while ensuring effective and safe decisions are made continuously in a highly dynamic and changing environment, minimizing the requirement for human intervention.“We have been successfully working with sensemetrics on multiple applications for mines in North and South America. The speed and ease of access to real-time data from sensemetrics platform was a primary driver in our decision to enter into a strategic partnership with the company,” said Stefan Szylkarski, Vice President at DHI. “Our Digital Twin technologies combined with sensemetrics’ end-to-end IIoT cloud platform enables us to offer a proven, real-time, cloud-based cyber-physical management system for mine water operations. MIKE Mine effectively reduces water management costs and water related risks and improves the overall efficiency of the operation through the automation of reconciliation between planned and actual operating conditions.”DHI will immediately integrate the sensemetrics platform through several of its modeling and management products including FEFLOW, MIKE Operations and the flagship MIKE Mine.“Water is critical to profitability at mine sites worldwide,” said Matt Meehan, CEO of sensemetrics. “As such, we are proud to be working with an industry leader. DHI’s deep experience and advanced technological solutions within the water industry coupled with sensemetrics’ plug-and-play connectivity and IIoT platform solution will make it even easier, safer and more efficient for users in the mining industry to solve challenges in mine water operations.”last_img read more

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Ireland is lovely even in Google Street View

first_imgHARD TO REACH paths along the Cliffs of Moher can now be walked on Google Street View.The company has released images from their Street View Trekker Loan programme, which invites organisations to help collect imagery of hard to reach places across the globe.Interested ‘Trekkers’ apply to borrow Google’s Trekker equipment so that they can help capture images of some of the world’s most amazing locations as they travel.To capture Clare’s sights, Google teamed up with the Clare Local Development Company so that people can now explore these picturesque trails from their phone, tablet or computer. BallycuggeranTaking in one of Ireland’s most famous landscapes, the Cliffs of Moher trail is a 12 kilometre Atlantic coastal walk linking Liscannor to Doolin using roadways and skirting along cliff-top pathways.Now, people can use Street View to view the route for themselves, even taking in the local flora and fauna, including a colony of seabirds such as puffins and guillemots. LoughavallaEoin Hogan, Rural Recreation Officer for Clare Local Development Company and Project Leader said, “Our motivation for getting involved in the Google Trekker Loan programme was to be able to showcase our stunning native landscape and inspire a wider audience to come and visit the county’s trail for themselves.“Over the period of three weeks and 46 kilometres, we collected 21 hours, or 1,260 minutes of footage from six key trails.”You can find out more about Street View here.Read: Two guys faked an axe murder in front of the Google Street View carRead: Google Street View car gets a traditional Dublin welcomelast_img read more

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Job vacancies for professionals up 21 this July

first_imgPROFESSIONAL JOB VACANCIES were up 21% this July compared to July 2013, according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor.It found that there were 9,699 vacancies last month compared to 7,681 in July 2013.Morgan McKinley said the month-on-month decrease of 3% between June and July 2014 (9,537 to 9,277) is normal for the summer months.It also found that the number of professionals seeking jobs in July 2014 (9,500) was up 4% compared to the previous month (9,125) and up 3% compared to last July (9,240). Source: July Employment Monitor via Morghan McKinleyFindingsThe report found that the property sector has rebounded strongly with knock-on positive effects for professional jobs in areas of finance and back office support.Morgan McKinley Ireland Chief Operations Officer, Karen O’Flaherty said, “The pick-up in activity in the property sector is resulting in an increase in demand for financial services positions and back office support. This goes to show that any upturn in an industry as large as construction inevitably leads to the creation of professional, managerial and administrative roles in all geographical regions.”It also found major talent shortages in niche areas in financial services and pharma such as regulation and compliance.O’Flaherty said, “These ‘niche positions’ will become more important in the coming years but our analysis shows that the lack of supply of suitable professionals will continue for some time. As a result, companies will need to put in place internal upskilling programmes to meet their firms’ needs. To ignore this will result in adverse effects for companies growth and survival prospects. In the tech space candidates are in such high demand that any candidate seeking to move job is receiving multiple offers from other companies or being counter offered.In terms of upskilling – the report found that companies need to focus on internal upskilling in order to attract talent as well as to ensure they do not lose out economically in the medium term.O’Flaherty added that, “many employers are recognising the changes in the jobs market and are endeavouring to attract top talent with packages that focus on more than traditional pay and benefits.”Read: Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015>Read: Opinion: ‘I’m not experienced enough to do an unpaid internship’>last_img read more

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Android 40 embarqué dans seulement 7 des terminaux mobiles

first_imgAndroid 4.0 embarqué dans seulement 7% des terminaux mobilesSix mois après son lancement, la dernière version d’Android n’a pas rencontré le succès escompté. Tandis que Google planche sur la prochaine mouture de son OS, Android 4.0 n’équipe en effet à ce jour que 7% des terminaux mobiles.Ice Cream Sandwich ne s’est pas répandue aussi rapidement que ne l’espérait Google. Six mois après son lancement, Android 4.0 n’est embarqué que par 7% des terminaux mobiles, ainsi que le révèle le dernier bilan mensuel du déploiement de l’OS publié par le site Android Developers (lien non disponible). À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Calculé à partir des connexions sur Google Play réalisée entre le 15 mai et le 1er juin derniers, ce taux est une nouvelle preuve du très difficile déploiement de l’OS. La précédente version, Gingerbread, demeure largement préférée sur les terminaux Android, qu’elle équipe à 65%. Celle-ci est suivie d’Android 2.2 Froyo, qui continue de chuter. Elle n’est aujourd’hui embarquée que par 19,1% du parc des appareils Android.Reste désormais à savoir si Jelly Bean suivra la même voie, ou si la future mouture de l’OS de Google parviendra à séduire les constructeurs. Prévue pour l’année prochaine, elle pourrait être officiellement présentée dans quelques jours, à l’occasion de la conférence Google I/O, ou même avant, lors du salon Computex de Taipei, dont le coup d’envoi vient d’être donné. Le 5 juin 2012 à 13:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Voici tout ce quil faut savoir pour éviter de tomber malade au

first_imgVoici tout ce qu’il faut savoir pour éviter de tomber malade au bureauEntre Léa qui se mouche en permanence, Théo qui n’arrête pas de tousser et Ludo qui pense avoir une gastro, la vie au bureau ressemble, en général et en cette saison en particulier,  à un champ de mines microbiennes. Maxisciences vous confie le guide de survie pour ne pas tomber malade à votre tour Près d’1 salarié sur 5 a été contaminé par une maladie infectieuse sur son lieu de travail et/ou par un de ses collègues, selon l’étude « Gestion du bien-être et de la santé des salariés sur leur lieu de travail » commanditée par Kimberly-Clark. C’est dire si la vie de bureau peut s’apparenter à plonger dans un inquiétant bouillon de culture ! Afin que vous ne veniez pas grossir les rangs des statistiques et les salles d’attente des cabinets médicaux, Maxisciences partage quelques gestes à adopter pour éviter de tomber malade. On évite le contact avec certains objets Les poignées de porte, les rampes d’escalier, les boutons des ascenseurs, l’imprimante, la photocopieuse, les téléphones fixes et communs… Nous vous présentons les plus gros nids à microbesde la vie de bureau. Pensez au nombre de personnes, potentiellement contagieuses, qui ont touché ces objets. Oui, cela fait froid dans le dos. Sans tomber dans la parano et vexer quiconque (la susceptibilité étant également l’un des points faibles du quotidien en entreprise), il est possible de contourner ces obstacles discrètement mais sûrement. 1- On utilise un mouchoir en papier pour ouvrir et fermer une porte. Mieux encore, on fait en sorte qu’elle reste ouverte si cela ne gêne personne et ne crée pas de courant d’air2- On emprunte les escaliers (sans toucher la rampe) à la place de l’ascenseur. Formule gagnante puisque cela nous fait faire de l’exercice par la même occasion. Si l’on travaille au 30è étage d’une tour, on demande égoïstement mais poliment à quelqu’un d’appuyer sur le bouton à notre place ou on le fait en s’aidant de la manche de son manteau. 3- On désinfecte avec un produit adapté les touches de la photocopieuse, de l’imprimante et du téléphone. On le fait avant d’appuyer mais aussi après pour épargner aux autres nos propres miasmes. 4- Le meilleur des gestes reste évidemment celui de se laver correctement et fréquemment les mains. Doit-on rappeler que 80% des infections se transmettent par elles ?On nettoie régulièrement son poste de travailSaviez-vous qu’un bureau personnel abrite 10 millions de bactéries, c’est-à-dire 400 fois plus qu’un siège de toilettes ? Et même si, comme l’explique Sally Bloomfield de la London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine dans une interview accordée à New Scientist, « il s’agit généralement de nos propres microbes », il ne faut pas oublier de nettoyer et désinfecter régulièrement son poste de travail ainsi que son matériel : l’ordinateur, le clavier dans lequel se nichent 3.295 bactéries par centimètre carré, la souris, le poste téléphonique… D’autant plus dans certaines entreprises où le « sans bureau fixe » a été adopté. Bien gérer l’open spaceÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?On pense à aérer régulièrement son bureaus’il est fermé mais surtout si l’on travaille en open space. Selon une étude danoise, les employés des open space ont présenté, en moyenne, huit jours d’arrêt maladie dans l’année contre un peu plus de quatre pour ceux qui se trouvent dans un bureau individuel. On a donc deux fois plus de risques de tomber malade lorsqu’on travaille dans l’un de ces grands espaces communs.D’où l’intérêt de renouveler l’air régulièrement afin de chasser les virus en ouvrant les fenêtres. Si l’on partage un réfrigérateur et/ou un four à micro-ondes avec ses collègues, il est indispensable que chacun prenne le soin de jeter tout aliment/plat resté depuis trop longtemps dans le frigo et de désinfecter régulièrement les appareils pour éviter la propagation de bactéries. Surtout, lorsqu’on est contagieux, on reste chez soi et on respecte son arrêt maladie afin de ne pas contaminer ses collègues.  Par M.MLe 9 janvier 2019 à 17:18 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

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Corbin vs Styles on Smackdown Live Mike Kanellis on battling addiction

first_img Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE RawVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:51/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:48 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Twitter Google+ Ronda Rousey Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Corbin vs. Styles on Smackdown LiveAdvertised for tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live from Grand Rapids is Baron Corbin defending his newly won WWE United States Championship against AJ Styles, Becky Lynch vs. Carmella and the latest involving The Usos capturing the Smackdown tag team titles.Tonight will also feature the fallout from Hell in a Cell on Sunday where Sami Zayn surprised everyone by helping Kevin Owens secure a win over Shane McMahon.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of Smackdown tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Mike Kanellis on battling addictionWWE is featuring a new video focusing on Mike Kanellis talking about keeping his addition to prescription pills hidden from his wife (Maria Kanellis) and his family. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWEs Becky Lynch Invited To RAW How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Bryan Cranston Sat On A WWE Champions Lap On Broadway Without Even Knowing It WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Becky Lynch Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Videos Articleslast_img
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Urban Surf 4 Kids and local law enforcement host surf camp for

first_imgUrban Surf 4 Kids and local law enforcement host surf camp for orphan youth and foster kids July 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Carlos Amezcua, Posted: July 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Carlos Amezcua Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Urban Surf 4 Kids partners with law enforcement agencies to host a surfing camp for orphan youth and foster kids.Deputies, officers, state or federal agents will catch a wave with the kids, teach a child to surf or just play on the beach. It’s about quality time for a day of sun, surf and fun.Some of the children have never been to the beach so this is an opportunity to expose them to water sports. It’s also a chance for the children to engage with positive role models and know deputies and officers are always here to help them.There will be a paddle out to honor all fallen law enforcement lost in the line of duty. So far this year, we’ve lost 75 deputies, officers and agents across the country.  In 2017, 135 were killed in the line of duty.For more information, click here. last_img read more

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Vancouver PDs revived response teams take proactive approach

first_imgPolice were knocking, but no one was home.“Vancouver Police. We have a search warrant,” one officer yelled outside an apartment near Fourth Plain Boulevard. When no one answers, officers break down the door with a ram and enter.A woman peers through the window of a nearby apartment to see what is going on. Others start to take notice of the noise and the convoy of police cruisers parked nearby.The officers are a part of the Vancouver Police Department’s newly re-created Neighborhood Response Teams or NRTs, which investigate street-level crime around the city, including such offenses as forgery, property crime, drug problems, graffiti and other things.The group, which came together in early January, works with neighborhood police officers, crime analysts and officers from other agencies to identify crime hot spots and trends and catch career criminals. The department shifted a few officers from patrol to the unit in hope they would be able to help stop some crime from happening instead of having patrol officers respond after it does.That afternoon, they were serving a search warrant on an apartment where they believed there were drugs and possibly weapons. Inside, they found marijuana and methamphetamine, said Sgt. Steve Dobbs, who runs the East Precinct team. Detectives also searched a car that was tied to a series of fake checks being cashed around the county, found a stolen car, made seven arrests and worked with Neighbors on Watch volunteers to look for stolen vehicles in problem areas.last_img read more

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