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The University of Akron Jazz Quartet in Concert in Fez

Rabat – Four of the seasoned and talented faculty members of the University of Akron will be holding a Jazz Quartet Concert this weekend in Fez. The concert will be held on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the American Language Center-ALIF garden.The Quartet, made up of four members from the Akron School of Music, started performing together in 2005. They toured in Chemnitz, Germany at jazz festivals, night clubs, and universities. They have recorded an album of jazz renditions of hymns, spiritual, and sacred songs titled “I Love to Tell the Story.” Professor Jack Schantz, the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Akron, has toured both the United States and Japan with various orchestras. He was Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra from 1992-2009 and has been teaching at the University of Akron since 1996. He has recorded with Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, and Oscar Peterson.Tim Powell, bassist for Playhouse Square Center Productions, has worked with Akron since 1993. He has recorded with Harold Danko, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Augustine, and Rosemary Clooney.Pianist and producer Rock Wehrmann has recorded with Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea. He owns a company, Sudden Realizations, which produces music and designs sound for films.Mark Gonder is a drummer and has been with Akron since 1996. He has recorded with Pat Pace, the Jazz Unit, and the Jack Schantz Quartet. He has also toured internationally with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras.In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Annex Auditorium. It is a free concert and open to the public. read more

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Wartime rebels who broke the ban by displaying keep calm and carry

first_imgBut when a newspaper recommended the Manley’s poster as a gift, demand went through the roof.Ironically, given its suppression sixty years earlier, the poster was soon being displayed across government departments – and even No. 10 – along with schools, hospitals, shops and offices.The slogan – whose appearance coincided with the vogue for retro 1940s paraphernalia – was subsequently adapted and even parodied on countless artefacts.Design historian Susannah Walker has said that while the original poster campaign was a “resounding failure” and was “reflective of a misjudgement by upper-class civil servants of the mood of the people”, the slogan is now seen as “a distillation of a crucial moment of Britishness”.Researching the story of the poster, Mr Hooley discovered that the original print run was completed in the very day war was declared, on 3 September 1939.“To discover the photograph and see this rare example of the poster being used as originally intended was wonderful,” he said. With its simple five word exhortation it has become symbolic of the British spirit of steady defiance in the face of Nazi aggression.So much so that its Keep Calm and Carry On slogan has in recent years been reproduced on everything from mugs and coasters to T-shirts and tea towels.But in fact this evocative red and white poster was banned by Britain’s wartime government and did not see the light of day until years later.Now, however, the only known photograph has been discovered of one of the few posters which survived the Government ordered destruction being used for its intended purpose.It shows scientists working at a Government weapons research laboratory in Bedfordshire with the poster hanging on the wall behind them, despite the ban. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. They must have been sent the poster and put it up in their lab, despite orders for the copies to be pulpedPaul Hooley The posters were designed to help the war effortCredit:AFP/Getty  The poster has become incredibly popular in recent years Credit:Alamy Keep Calm and Carry On Poster Far from using it to boost the population’s blitz spirit, civil servants had ordered the pulping of 2.5 million copies of the poster before it could be distributed around the country.The men from the ministry believed that to what modern readers might seems like a soberly steadfast message would prove to be counter-productive.They took the view that telling people to keep calm might be regarded as patronising or even encourage them to suspect there was in fact something serious to panic about.Yet, as this picture shows, this group of scientists managed to salvage on of the posters before they were destroyed and use it stiffen their resolve in their work  developing ways of beating Hitler.It’s not known how this particular poster survived destruction of most of the print run, but it may be that the laboratory technicians and scientists pictured had already been sent a copy and felt – for all the fears it might be considered patronising – that in fact it summed up how they felt they should conduct themselves. Draft versions of the three posters were completed on 6 July 1939, and were agreed by the home secretary of the day, Samuel Hoare, in August. They were to be ready to send out within 24 hours of the declaration of war, with some 2.45m copies passed to local distribution centres by early autumn 1939.However, civil servants quickly began to express doubts about the wording, particularly when they received feedback through reports from the Mass Observation organisation.One Treasury official said he feared that “the population might well resent having this poster crammed down their throats at every turn”. Waterfield himself came to believe that the slogan was “too commonplace to be inspiring” and feared that “it may even annoy people that we should seem to doubt the steadiness of their nerves”.The entire campaign was scrapped after just four weeks and in April 1940 stocks of the Keep Calm poster were pulped as part of a government effort to recycle paper. Few copies of the poster’s original print run of 2.5 million were thought to have survived the pulping order.But in 2000 Stuart and Mary Manley, the owners of a second hand book shop, Barter Books, in Alnwick, Northumberland, came across one of the posters while rummaging through a job lot of books bought at auction.They framed the poster and displayed it in their shop, and in reaction to requests from their customers began reproducing it in small quantities for sale. Winston Churchill Stuart Manley, of Barter Books, with an original copy of the wartime posterCredit:North News & Pictures The photograph was discovered by Paul Hooley, a retired printing firm owner and amateur historian, when he came into possession of a local newspaper’s photographic archive.The photograph was taken sometime after the outbreak of war  by the Bedfordshire Times at one of three possible secret locations in Bedfordshire. These were part of Military Defence 1 – known as Winston Churchill’s Toyshop – where scientists with links to the Bletchley Park listening centre worked to devise new weapons. Mr Hooley said: “I was looking through the photos and by chance came across this picture of men in white coats working with the poster behind them.“They must have been sent the poster and put it up in their lab, despite orders for the copies to be pulped.”The poster was one of three designed by the Ministry of Information in the summer of 1939 as a message from the King to his subjects to reassure the public and prevent widespread panic.The other two posters read “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory” and “Freedom Is in Peril. Defend It With All Your Might”.Dr Henry Irving, a historian at Leeds Beckett University who has written a Government blog on the subject, said the key words “Your Courage” were suggested by a civil servant named AP Waterfield, as being the most effective as “a rallying war cry that will bring out the best in every one of us and put us in an offensive mood at once”. Stuart Manley, of Barter Books, with an original copy of the wartime posterlast_img read more

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Stonehenge tunnel would spoil the view for drivers says former National Trust

Highways England is expected to seek Government approval later this year with a view to beginning construction in 2021. The tunnel would then open to the public in 2026. The plans are backed by heritage groups Historic England, the National Trust and English Heritage, which runs the visitor centre. In a statement the three groups said: “This is a once-in-a generation opportunity to reunite this severed ancient landscape, to give people the opportunity to tread pathways used by our ancestors, to visit and appreciate the monuments and see and hear wildlife without the intrusion of the traffic and noise from the road.”We will continue to engage with Highways England and with international heritage advisors and others to help to achieve the right solution for the World Heritage Site.”Last week the International Council on Monuments and Sites criticised the plans, saying the tunnel was too short and that the dual carriageways either side would destroy archaeological treasures.  Plans for the tunnel were detailed earlier this year and a public consultation ended last week.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Stonehenge tunnel must be abandoned because it will deprive drivers of the view, the former chairman of the National Trust has said. Sir Simon Jenkins, who held the role between 2008 and 2014, said that the standing stones were best enjoyed at a distance by drivers passing on a nearby road. In a letter to the Times, the journalist and author criticised plans to build a 1.8 mile tunnel passing near the stones to ease congestion on the nearby A303. The £1.6bn plan is also designed to restore the tranquil setting of the World Heritage Site. But Sir Simon said that despite the “assumption” that Stonehenge “belongs to archaeologists and to English Heritage”, most people who enjoy the stones do so from their cars as they pass by. “The stones look magnificent from this distance. They have no need of close inspection. They can be appreciated at a glimpse, without need of visitor centres, car parks, coaches and multimillion-pound tunnels.”Why should the overwhelming majority of those who enjoy Stonehenge be deprived of this pleasure at vast public expense to satisfy a profession and a quango?” he said. A £27m visitor centre opened at the site in 2013 and visitors can travel to the prehistoric monument by shuttle bus. A footpath allowing them to see the stones for free also opened at the end of last year. read more

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29 Police officers graduate from University of Guyana

By Asif Hakim, Lance Corporal 22739During the University of Guyana 52nd Convocation and Conferral of Honorary Doctorate Degrees which was held at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday November 10, 2018, a total of twenty-nine ranks of the Guyana Police Force graduated with Masters, Degrees and Diplomas in various disciplines.Recently retired Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud DSM also graduated with a Commonwealth Master of Public Administration.Commissioner of Police, Leslie JamesPolice Commissioner Leslie A. James DSS, DSM during his recent visits to the respective Police Divisions, and who is also pursuing a Master in Public Administration at the said institution, urged the ranks to pursue higher learning and commended those who already did so, either from the University of Guyana or other tertiary institutions.Commissioner James underscored that “I  would like to see each member of the Force rigorously pursuing higher learning, after all, an educated workforce can turn around the image the Guyana Police Force currently, has”.Among those who graduated were three Superintendents, a Deputy Superintendent, three Assistant Superintendents, a Cadet Officer, an Inspector, three Sergeants, twelve Corporals, a Lance Corporal and four Constables.The ranks are as follows: –COMMONWEALTH EXECUTIVE MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION1. Superintendent Brian Eastman2. Superintendent Dion Moore3. Superintendent Khali PareshramBACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (CREDIT)1. Assistant Superintendent Rockwell DelphBACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (PASS)1. Deputy Superintendent Lonsdale Withrite2. Inspector Troy Benn3. Sergeant Marlon Kellman4. Sergeant Melissa Williams5. Corporal Andy Bissessar6. Corporal Travis Cush7. Corporal Oseana Alleyne8. Lance Corporal Raulwin Jack9. Constable Timhol WilliamsBACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIAL WORK (CREDIT)1. Sergeant Fredericka RoachDIPLOMA IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (DISTINCTION)1. Assistant Superintendent Omesh Arjune2. Corporal Adony Munroe3. Constable Anneca ArmstrongDIPLOMA IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT (PASS)1. Assistant Superintendent Seecharran Singh2. Cadet Officer Waylon Wallace3. Corporal Orlan Alleyne4. Corporal Earl Cornelius5. Corporal Arletta Richmond6. Constable Lisa WilliamsDIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTANCY (PASS)1. Constable Kanesha HaywoodDIPLOMA IN BANKING AND FINANCE (PASS)1. Corporal Tracey JoyceAdditionally, there were four Ranks of the Special Branch/Intelligence arm of the Force who graduated with Master of Public Administration (Pass), Bachelor of Social Science Management (Distinction), Diploma in Public Management (Distinction) and an Associate of Social Science Social Work (pass). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related7 Police Officers awarded 5-year scholarships to study in RussiaOctober 5, 2018In “latest news”Top Cop says Police reforms to be visible by March 2019October 25, 2018In “latest news”Leslie James replaced as Crime ChiefMay 18, 2015In “Politics” read more

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Masters Handball World Cup 2018 in five categories

← Previous Story Iceland beat Sweden in first “warm-up” night for EURO 2018 Next Story → Sagosen leads Norway to win over France – Danes beat Poland in thriller Organizers of the second Masters Handball World Cup 2018 announced that competition will be held in five categories! The TOP event in masters handball for all those which handball activities didn’t stop with the end of proffesional and semi-proffesional careers, will be held in beautiful city of Omis near Split on Adriatic Coast in Croatia.Mens will compete in +35, +42 and +50a category, while girls will play in categories +30 and +40. Masters Handball World Cup attracted teams from 10 countries in first edition last May, while organizers expect much more for the upcoming year.Teams from Brazil, Germany and countries of Balkan region already registered for the new handball challenge.http://mhworldcup.com/en/Follow on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/MastersHandballWorldCup/ read more

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Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist do his phone court hears

first_imgFORMER NEWS OF THE World editor Andy Coulson emailed a senior journalist at the disgraced tabloid ordering him to “do” a celebrity’s phone, the trial over Britain’s phone hacking scandal heard today.Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, denies conspiring to illegally access celebrities’ voicemail messages in a scandal that forced tycoon Rupert Murdoch to shut the paper in 2011.The trial heard yesterday that Coulson had been having an affair with fellow defendant Rebekah Brooks, his predecessor as editor and a close Murdoch confidante, for much of the time the pair are accused of involvement in hacking.Brooks and Coulson, both 45, are among eight defendants denying charges in the high-profile trial at London’s Old Bailey court.On day three of his opening statement, prosecutor Andrew Edis said Coulson, as editor between 2003 and 2007, must have known his journalists were routinely hacking phones to glean stories for a tabloid that prided itself on its celebrity scoops.“Does he know about phone hacking? He says he doesn’t. We say: ‘Oh yes, he did’,” Edis told the jury.The court heard that in May 2006 the paper was planning a story about television personality Calum Best, the son of late Manchester United football star George Best.Coulson had emailed Ian Edmondson, the tabloid’s former head of news who is also on trial, and instructed him: “Do his phone,” the prosecutor said.Edis told the jury of nine women and three men that they would have to decide what that meant.Prince Harry ‘targeted’Prince Harry, the youngest son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, was the target of a successful hacking operation by the paper in 2005, the prosecutor said.Edis read a transcript of a voicemail message the prince left to an aide asking for help with an essay he was writing at Sandhurst military academy, in breach of the academy’s rules.The paper subsequently ran a story about Harry, now 29 and a helicopter gunner with the British army, “based entirely” on the voicemail message, the jury was told.On occasions, the prosecutor went on, the tabloid hit the wrong targets – such as when it hacked the phone of a hairdresser named Laura Rooney, falsely believing she was related to the England football star Wayne Rooney.Coulson is also accused along with former royal editor Clive Goodman of paying a policeman for a palace phone directory containing senior royals’ contact details.Edis showed the court an email exchange which he said provided the “clearest possible evidence” of this crime.Goodman emailed Coulson saying the policeman was selling the “extremely useful” directory for £1,000 ($1,600, 1,200 euros), Edis said. A payment for £1,000 was subsequently authorised.Prosecutors revealed Coulson’s 1998-2004 affair with Brooks on the grounds that it showed they “trusted each other” and would have shared details about hacking at the paper.In a letter found on Brooks’ computer, dated 2004, she wrote to him: “I tell you everything, I confide in you.”Pictures of Brooks and Coulson were splashed across Britain’s newspapers on Friday, turning the tables on a pair whose paper was renowned for exposing celebrity infidelities.Coulson married in 2000, while Brooks wed her first husband, actor Ross Kemp, in 2002. Her current husband Charlie Brooks, whom she married in 2009, is on trial alongside her accused of helping her conceal evidence about hacking.Murdoch shut down the News of the World in July 2011 amid a huge outcry over revelations that it illegally accessed the voicemail messages of a murdered schoolgirl as well as hundreds of celebrities.Three senior journalists at the paper — Greg Miskiw, James Weatherup and Neville Thurlbeck — pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hack phones ahead of the current trial.Prosecutors argue that Brooks, Coulson and the tabloid’s managing editor Stuart Kuttner must have known about hacking because they were keeping a close eye on its budget, and obtaining hacked information was expensive.Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who has previously been jailed for hacking, was paid £100,000 (€116,000) a year to work with an investigations team that routinely used hacking, prosecutors say.- © AFP 2013Read: Court hears Brooks and Coulson had six-year affairRelated: Three former News of the World journalists plead guilty to phone hackinglast_img read more

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Popemobile Could Go Solar

first_imgThe Popemobile is one of the most iconic vehicles in the world, making it a prime candidate for a green makeover. Pope Benedict XVI has recently stated that he wants to change the car from a standard gas guzzler to a solar powered electric vehicle.Currently, Pope Benedict drives around in a modified Mercedes Benz M-Class SUV, with a special viewing area on the back, so everyone can see him as he passes. There’s no word yet though on what kind of electric he may be switching to. But the news shouldn’t be that surprising, as Pope Benedict has been in charge of several green initiatives at the Vatican, including adding photovoltaic cells to the building roof in 2008 and the addition of a solar cooling unit in 2009.Via USA Todaylast_img read more

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Tabac les prix augmenteront encore en novembre

first_imgTabac : les prix augmenteront encore en novembre France – Selon l’édition du jeudi 9 septembre du journal Le Figaro, le prix du paquet de cigarettes augmentera de 6% en novembre prochain. Une hausse censée pousser les fumeurs à arrêter, mais qui devrait aussi profiter à l’État.Un accord aurait été passé fin août entre le ministère de l’Économie et les fabricants de cigarettes : les parlementaires devraient ainsi voter en octobre une augmentation de 6% du “minimum de perception” sur le tabac (le montant minimal de taxe perçu par l’État). Cette mesure est prise dans le cadre du projet de loi de financement de la Sécurité sociale (PLFSS) pour 2011. À lire aussiPourquoi prend-on du poids quand on arrête de fumer ?Les  industriels du secteur, soucieux de maintenir les différences de prix entre haut et bas de gamme, répercuteront cette hausse sur tous leurs produits. Les marques les moins chères devraient ainsi passer de 5,10 € à 5,40 € le paquet, tandis que les Marlboro, les cigarettes les plus vendues en France, passeront de 5,60 € à 5,90 €.Le tabac, qui avait déjà augmenté de 6% en novembre dernier, avait rapporté à l’État 3 milliards d’euros de TVA  et 10 milliards d’euros d’autres taxes en 2009. Une manne qui devrait augmenter de 400 à 500 millions d’euros en 2010.Le 9 septembre 2010 à 12:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Worlds Smallest Mona Lisa Is Made From DNA

first_imgStay on target The world’s smallest recreation of the famed Mona Lisa has been “painted” with DNA.Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) used the homegrown DNA origami technique to create a sort of canvas that can display any image—including the legendary smirking sketch.Here’s your science lesson for the day: Single-stranded DNA comprises a sequence of smaller molecules called nucleotides, abbreviated A, T, C, and G. Two single strands can bond together to form double-stranded DNA—but only in very specific ways: A with T or C with G.AdChoices广告These base-pairing “rules,” Caltech explained, make it possible to design DNA origami (developed in 2006 by alumni Paul Rothemund).Artistic interpretation of a three-step “fractal assembly” of the Mona Lisa from DNA origami tiles (via Olivier Wyart)Each individual square of DNA origami requires one long single strand, plus a number of shorter single strands, or staples, that bind to multiple designated places on the long sequence.Once combined in a test tube, the staples “pull regions of the long strand together, causing it to fold over itself into the desired shape,” according to a press announcement.The next challenge: getting loads of small square origami tiles to self-assemble into one large DNA canvas that resembles the Mona Lisa.Why not just design each tile with unique edge staples that can bind only to specific tiles, forcing each into a unique position in the superstructure, you may ask.Well, it’s not that simple. As described by senior postdoctoral scholar and lead researcher Grigory Tikhomirov, that would require creating hundreds of unique edges, “which would be not only very difficult to design but also extremely expensive to synthesize.”“We wanted to only use a small number of different edge staples but still get all the tiles in the right places,” he added.The key is to assemble the tiles in stages—like you might construct small regions of a jigsaw puzzle before combining them to make a full picture. The team calls this method “fractal assembly,” because the same set of assembly rules is applied at different scales.“Once we have synthesized each individual tile, we place each one into its own test tube for a total of 64 tubes,” graduate student Philip Petersen said. “We know exactly which tiles are in which tubes, so we know how to combine them to assemble the final product.”The world’s smallest Mona Lisa, made out of DNA (via Qian laboratory)While the number of required DNA strands was about the same as Rothemund’s original origami, the final Mona Lisa structure is actually 64 times larger than the smiley face designed more than a decade ago.“The hierarchical nature of our approach allows using only a small and constant set of unique building blocks … to build structures with increasing sizes and, in principle, an unlimited number of different paintings,” Tikhomirov said.Which, in theory, makes this method fairly affordable.Caltech researchers also created an online software tool that allows other scientists to create DNA nanostructures using fractal assembly.The work is detailed in a paper published today by the journal Nature.There is no word on whether this version of the Mona Lisa will hang in The Louvre next to Leonardo da Vinci’s original. We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Protesters who shut down trains in Bellingham arrested

first_imgBELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — BNSF Railway says five people who blocked the main rail line in Bellingham during a protest against oil and coal trains have been arrested.KOMO-TV reports that the group of demonstrators was arrested early Sunday after holding up two Amtrak trains and four freight trains. The tracks have since reopened.The protest began Saturday afternoon and at least two people had chained themselves to a stopped train.Another protester was on a tripod over the tracks and held a sign that read: “Fight for what you love.”The group Deep Green Resistance took to a website raising money for the protesters’ legal expenses to praise the group for their actions.last_img read more

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Thieves burglarize two homes in Miami as residents sleep

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are on the lookout for a duo accused of going on a stealing spree in Miami.Authorities said a man and woman broke into at least two homes while the residents were inside sleeping.Both crimes happened in November at two apartment buildings.The crooks targeted people’s valuables and vehicles.If you have any information on the burglaries, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between November 15, 2018 and November 21, 2018:Thursday, November 15Jeannita Syle (19, Dorchester) was arrested on a warrant.Friday, November 16NoneSaturday, November 17NoneSunday, November 18NoneMonday, November 19NoneTuesday, November 20Michael A. Ferretti (24, Westford) was arrested for OUI Drugs; Marked Lanes Violation; Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle; & Possession Of An Open Container Of Alcohol In Motor Vehicle. (4:08am)Wednesday, November 21Not Published Yet Due To Holiday(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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MercedesBenz waves goodbye to the SLC roadster with Final Edition models

first_imgIt’s been 23 years since Mercedes-Benz launched the original SLK roadster, with its pointy taillights, folding hardtop and Sunburst Yellow paint. But time hasn’t been too kind to the SLK — now called the SLC — and the sun will finally set on Mercedes’ little two-seater next year.To celebrate the SLK and SLC’s long run, Mercedes will offer two new Final Edition models, both of which will hit US dealers sometime in 2020. The SLC300 Final Edition will be painted in Selenite Gray and will come with an AMG-styled front bumper. The SLC300 will also get gloss-black exterior accents, and dark-finish, 18-inch, five-spoke wheels.The Mercedes-AMG SLC43, meanwhile, will wear a new Sun Yellow paint, reminiscent of the original color that we all remember from the original SLK. It’ll also receive the same Final Edition exterior cues as the SLC300, but its 18-inch wheels will have yellow rim flange.Enlarge ImageHere’s your last chance to buy an SLC, punk. Mercedes-Benz It’s important to note that, while the photos accompanying this article show a yellow SLC300, that’s a European-spec car. “In the US market the SLC300 Final Edition will be available in Selenite Gray,” according to a Mercedes statement issued Tuesday.Aside from the visual upgrades, the Final Edition SLCs are mechanically identical to the current models. That means there’s a 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 engine under the hood of the SLC300, producing 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The AMG SLC43 ups the ante a bit, with a turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 engine that puts out 385 horsepower and 384 pound-feet. The SLC300 will sprint to 60 miles per hour in a Mercedes-estimated 5.8 seconds, while the AMG SLC will do the same run in 4.6 seconds.It’s unclear if the Final Edition models will command a lot more money than their standard counterparts, but we’ll know more closer to the cars’ arrival on US soil next year. For now, look for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition to greet the world at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Farewell, little guy. Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better The Mercedes-Benz SLC goes out in style 16 Photos reading • Mercedes-Benz waves goodbye to the SLC roadster with Final Edition models Geneva Motor Show 2019 More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice See All Convertibles Luxury carscenter_img Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz 0 Mercedes-Benz Tags Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh • Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboardlast_img read more

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South Korea News Agency North Korea Threatens To Cancel US Summit

first_img Share APNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen at Peace House of the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea on April 27.South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said North Korea is canceling a high-level meeting between the two countries and is threatening also to cancel a summit with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.The two Koreas were set to hold a meeting Wednesday at a border village to discuss setting up military and Red Cross talks to reduce border tension and restart reunions between families separated by the Korean War.Yonhap said North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported that Wednesday’s meeting was canceled and that Pyongyang was questioning whether next month’s summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump can also take place as planned.Yonhap said the two-week military exercise between the U.S. and South Korea started Friday.last_img read more

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Finley Wolfpack Roll Over Louisville 5210

first_imgStory Links Live Stats Next Game: KENTUCKY 11/24/2018 | 7 p.m. Postgame Quotes Full Schedule Roster Postgame Notes Matchup Historycenter_img Listen Live ESPN2 Preview PDF Box Score LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Carolina State cruised to a 52-10 victory over Louisville Saturday.The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-3) rolled up 518 yards and 45 straight points on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s second-worst defense. Kelvin Harmon caught seven passes for 100 yards and a score.Reggie Gallaspy Jr. added two rushing touchdowns and caught a scoring pass from Finley. Gallaspy’s 1-yard plunge with 56 seconds left in the first half capped a 13-play, 80-yard drive and made it 17-3.NC State then took advantage of two short fields on its first three drives of the second half to extend the lead to 31-3 with 9:10 left in the third quarter.Louisville interim coach Lorenzo Ward made his debut after Bobby Petrino was fired Sunday. The Cardinals (2-9, 0-8) marched 40 yards on its opening drive to take a 3-0 lead on a Blanton Creque 32-yard field goal, but the Wolfpack controlled the game from there. It marked the fourth straight game, and sixth this season, the Cardinals gave up 50 or more points.PASS OUTJust before the game, Louisville announced that starting quarterback Jawon Pass would sit out the first quarter ”for missing a team obligation.” Wade ended up keeping his sophomore off the field until 11:03 remained in the third quarter. As a result, redshirt freshman Malik Cunningham got his second start of the season.Cunningham ran 14 times for 100 yards and a touchdown but left the game for good late in the fourth quarter with an apparent hand injury.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina State: After letting a 10-point lead slip away late against Wake Forest nine days ago, the Wolfpack came out Saturday with a much improved effort from its offense. Rather than settle for field goals, like they did against the Demon Deacons, the Wolfpack cashed in touchdowns on six of the seven drives that reached the red zone.Louisville: The beginning of the Wade era saw a more inspired effort by the team initially, but bad fundamentals continued to haunt the Cardinals. The defense had 12 men on the field for a third-and-7 play at the Wolfpack 28. Eight plays later, NC State scored its first touchdown. On offense, the Cardinals had a second quarter drive where they got to the Wolfpack 13. However, two false starts and a holding penalty thwarted the drive, which ended with a 36-yard missed field goal try. The wheels fell off in the second half.UP NEXTNorth Carolina State: The Wolfpack make the short trip to Chapel Hill next Saturday to play North Carolina.Louisville: The Cardinals conclude their season next Saturday with a home game against their archrival, No. 20 Kentucky.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Researchers capture possible first picture of Tatooine type planet orbiting binary stars

first_img(Phys.org) —An international team of space scientists led by Philippe Delorme of Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France has taken a photograph of what might be a very large planet orbiting two suns. In their paper they’ve uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the team describes how they compared the objects in their photograph with data previously captured by telescopes in 2002, to derive the orbital motion of the system. In so doing, they have found they’ve captured on film either a very large planet, or a brown dwarf circling binary stars. Explore further © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Researchers capture possible first picture of ‘Tatooine’ type planet orbiting binary stars (2013, March 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-capture-picture-tatooine-planet-orbiting.html Mysterious Planet-like Object Challenges Simple Definition, Reveals Its Surprising Identity Journal information: arXivcenter_img 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. 2MASS0103(AB)b in November 2012, with NACO in L’ band. The green arrow shows the position of the companion in 2002. The light-blue circle identifes the expected position of the companion if it had been a background source. Credit: arXiv:1303.4525 [astro-ph.SR] More information: Direct imaging discovery of 12-14 Jupiter mass object orbiting a young binary system of very low-mass stars, arXiv:1303.4525 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1303.4525AbstractThough only a handful of extrasolar planets have been discovered via direct imaging, each of these discoveries had tremendous impact on our understanding of planetary formation, stellar formation and cool atmosphere physics. Aims. Since many of these newly imaged giant planets orbit massive A or even B stars we investigated whether giant planets could be found orbiting low-mass stars at large separations. Methods. We have been conducting an adaptive optic imaging survey to search for planetary-mass companions of young M dwarfs of the solar neigbourhood, to probe different initial conditions of planetary formation. Results. We report here the direct imaging discovery of 2MASS J01033563-5515561(AB)b, a 12-14 MJup companion at a projected separation of 84 AU from a pair of young late M stars, with which it shares proper motion. We also detected a Keplerian-compatible orbital motion. Conclusions. This young L-type object at planet/brown dwarf mass boundary is the ?first ever imaged around a binary system at a separation compatible with formation in a disc.via Newscientist The name Tatooine comes from the fictional home planet of Luke Skywalker of the Star Wars movies—it had two suns in its sky, providing audiences with surreal and iconic images. But it appears, that’s as close as the planet in the movie comes to the one found by the team studying a photograph taken last year using the Very Large Telescope sitting atop a mountain in Chile. The real one, named 2MASS0103(AB)b, is colossal—approximately 12 to 14 times the mass of Jupiter. It appears to be made of gas as well, and it may not even be a planet at all, but a brown dwarf—a failed small star.The researchers note that the dividing line between a brown dwarf and a planet is still being drawn by scientists, thus, they can’t say for sure which the object in their image really is. They theorize that because it orbits so close to its stars—approximately 12.5 billion kilometers—it likely came into existence as material from the disc surrounding the stars clumped together due to gravitational instability, rather than via core accretion as is common with other planets. In this case, it would seem to be too big to have grown via accumulation of new material striking its surface.To confirm whether the object in their photograph is indeed a planet, rather than a brown dwarf, the researchers will next focus their attention on learning more about its chemical makeup—if it turns out to be a planet after all, that will lend credence to the instability theory of its origin. Either way, in studying the newly found system, researchers will almost certainly gain new insights that are likely to be helpful in identifying similar bodies in the future.last_img read more

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Meet the friends of music

first_imgBOMBILLAZTell us about yourselves. How did you guys come together/start off?Well, what comes to us, we mostly still define ourselves as just a group of friends and this is how and where it all started from as well.  But to give this occasion a timeframe then, it was a year 2007 when the first track as a demo was realised and as a surprise for all of us, actually it did very well and got Bombillaz on a map straight away. The song was called Raggamasta. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ What was the first big break for you guys?Continuing a story, I guess the beginning of a Bombillaz could also be listed us our breakthrough which was also recognised as a ‘Demo of the year’ award by Estonian radio station Radio 2. Was a great honour for us. How would you define your musical philosophy?  ‘Don’t make music that you wouldn’t want to listen to yourself’ In our country, how easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think about the main issues are? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn context of Estonian music scene, it is relatively easy to stand out and get noticed which directly benefits from the small size of the country (yes, there is only 1.3 million of us). However, that also plays a downside role in the game which means the music industry is small and tight. That results that most of the musicians have to be involved with numerous projects as it is very hard to live well, feed the family and pay taxes by just playing in one band. Tell us a bit about your music, what do you think defines you guys?In Estonia they sometimes call us ‘The sunshine band’ which we guess sums it up quite well. Where’s us, the Bombillaz, there’s always a party under a sunshine. We like to think we go together quite well. What/Who inspires you?A big pipe and a good meal-what else you really need right. But other than that, most definitely different cultures!HANSRAJ PROJEKTTell us about yourselves. How did you guys come together/start off?4 of the 6 members in Hansraj Projekt i.e Sajal Sharma, Nirupan Sinha, Prateek Narsimha and Vaibhav Ahuja were already students of The Hansraj College and were playing in their respective bands Raagleela and Freewill. It was only this year that our keyboardist and Indian Vocalist Anirudh Varma and Saptak Chattopadhyay came into the college through the Extra Curricular Activities Category. The need for a college band was prevalent and hence the 6 of us decided that a ‘project’ so to say should be started with the name The Hansraj Projekt. It not only defines the 6 of us and what we do but also all the student musicians who are yet to come to this college and grace it with their talents.What was the first big break for you guys?The first big break for The Hansraj Projekt was IIT Bombay’s annual cultural festival Mood Indigo where the band got the Best Band tittle at the Battle of the Bands.How would you define your musical philosophy?Our musical philosophy is: ‘Music is art, art is imagination and imagination is limitless’Tell us about your best tracksOne of our very first re-arrangements of a traditional Hindustani Bandish set in Raag Yaman and another original composition called Batiyaan which literally means ‘spoken words’  are two tracks which we really are satisfied with, because of the essence and variety of tones and background setting that both the songs get as the whole band contributes their individual parts very systematically.SAGE AND THE COMETSTell us about yourselves. How did you guys come together/start off?We all got together in Sri Venkateswara College. Aashish was already playing with Fire Exit but back then the line up and music were very different. When the vocalist and bassist left, he asked Aditya and me to try out, and this was the beginning of a completely new sound. During a college competition, Aashish and Aditya played with Varun, who they loved and we asked him to join us. With the second album, our sound changed even more and we also decided to rename the band since it was a long time coming so we’re Sage and the Comets now! What was the first big break for you guys?We had been playing gigs in the city for a few years, but in 2009, we got selected for Channel V Launch Pad and I think with that we sort of evolved drastically. So in terms of a ‘big’ break I think it would be that. We didn’t get to the finals, but the experience of traveling together and being on a show just magnified everything for us!How would you define your musical philosophy?Well for the longest time we had been playing music to please people. Lots of hard songs, complicated stuff and even covers just to get audiences to be happy. But with the new album, I think we’ve discovered a love for simplicity and in just creating and experiencing music together. I think in the process we’ve just taken whatever route has come to us naturally. So it’s difficult to categorise our music, because each song is a different story altogether. Tell us about your best tracksAmongst the new songs, Taking Shape which is a very mellow piano based song has hit it quite well with listeners. Its a simple composition that we just came up with and people seem to have liked it quite a bit. From the first album, Vacuum is one song that people have remembered and sung along with.TRITHATell us about yourselves. How did you guys come together/start off?I met Tritha in 2010, on the Neemrana production Hair where she was singing while I was doing the sound. We immediately clicked musically, and decided to create a new kind of fusion sound, based of course on Indian Classical music, but this time blended with Western punk and psychedelic sounds, rather than classic rock or pop ones. What was the first big break for you guys?The first one…? mmmmm the first one would have been in June 2010, when Tritha performed in the biggest church in Paris (St Eustache) on World Music Day. The audience was mesmerized and that was the beginning of Tritha’s special connection with France. How would you define your musical philosophy?Nietzschean. In our country, how easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think about the main issues are?The main issue right now in the country is the lack of good live music venues. I miss Blue Frog in Delhi. Tell us a bit about your music, what do you think defines you guys?Our music is free. On stage we never play the same thing twice. Just like in Indian Classical Music each musician knows the basic progression of what is going to happen, and improvises within that structure. The key is to listen.What/Who inspires you?People who follow their dreams… and succeed. e.g. Dave Grohl! What suggestions/advice would you have for newbies in music?Careful, make sure you’re 100 per cent serious and dedicated. Else better keep music as a hobby. The road is long.WHEN: 14 March, 7:30 pm onwardsWHERE: Garden of Five Senseslast_img read more

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Jamaica rebounds with more than 2 million visitors since January JTB

first_imgJamaica rebounds with more than 2 million visitors since January: JTB Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — Jamaica is posting overall market growth of 5.4% for the first six months of 2018, with stopover tourist arrivals up by 5.9% and cruise by 4.8% over the same period last year. For the period January to June 2018, Jamaica recorded more than 1.25 million stopover arrivals and over 1 million cruise arrivals. The island welcomed over 100,000 more visitors year-on-year and earned a sizeable increase in foreign exchange earnings. Stopover arrivals accounted for US$1.459 billion in earnings and cruise accounted for $100.6 million, totaling $1.556 billion, an increase of 7.3%.The JTB says quick, decisive and sustained initiatives led by Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism Donovan White successfully mitigated the possible negative outcomes that could have resulted from the enhanced security measures implemented in the parish of St. James.The State of Public Emergency, issued Jan. 18 for Montego Bay and the surrounding St. James Parish, followed an uptick in crime. In response the Canadian government revised its travel advice for Jamaica, advising Canadian travellers to stay in resort areas and not venture off-property.During a press conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James this week, Minister Bartlett reported that “the strong on-the-ground marketing engagements which brought us face to face with key stakeholders here and around the world, have helped to not only stave off any fall-out from these measures, but also increased growth in arrivals to our shores.”Speaking about the marketing activities that were engaged to keep Jamaica top of mind, Director White said: “It has been all hands on deck as teams locally and overseas spread the message of destination Jamaica’s commitment to providing exciting and authentic experiences to all visitors. As we ramp up our digital marketing strategies among a range of other initiatives, we are confident that the value of our tourism product will continue to attract visitors.”Minister Bartlett reiterated that “while the implementation of enhanced security measures did stir a whirlwind of concerns locally and internationally, several overseas partners welcomed the initiative as a necessary step and continue to support our nation’s security apparatus in their efforts to make Jamaica a safe place for all.” Thursday, July 19, 2018 center_img Tags: Jamaica, Statistics Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Parents of 43 missing students in Mexico wage hunger strike

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Parents of 43 students who disappeared last year began a 43-hour hunger strike on Wednesday, a day before meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of the case’sone-year anniversary.The families of the 43 missing students gathered under a white tarp in front of Mexico City’s cathedral at the historic Zócalo square and declared the start of their protest at 7 p.m.Holding signs with the pictures and names of their sons, they sat as a doctor examined them to make sure they could take part in the nearly two-day fast. They were to spend the night there under tents.“For 43 hours, we will only drink water and we’ll be fasting when we meet with the president,” Nardo Flores, whose son Bernardo is among the missing, told AFP.It will only be the second meeting between the parents and Peña Nieto since last year’s tragedy, which turned into the biggest crisis of his administration and caused his approval rating to dip.The Mexican leader and the families will come face-to-face at 1 p.m. on Thursday in a museum at the city’s vast Chapultepec park.Vidulfo Rosales, the parents’ attorney, said they will call on Peña Nieto to order a new investigation and for authorities to present the 43 missing students alive.“I don’t know if I can handle the fast. I’m diabetic. I’ll do all I can,” said Genovena Sánchez, whose 21-year-old son Israel Caballero is among the missing. “I’m doing this to get my son back.”Wearing a straw hat, Epifanio Álvarez held a picture of his son.“Today is very special. Today my son turns 23 and wherever he may be, we are looking for him,” he said.A deputy interior minister, Roberto Campa, said the meeting between the parents and Peña Nieto will be “complicated” as it involves the sensitive issue of Mexico’s thousands of disappeared.“I’m confident that we will have a productive meeting, which will produce agreements to obtain the two main objectives, which are getting to the truth and getting justice,” Campa told local radio. Relatives of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa arrive at the Zócalo in Mexico City, on Sept. 23, 2015. Alfredo Estrella/AFPOfficial investigation questionedThe students, from a rural teacher college in the southern state of Guerrero, disappeared after they were attacked by local police in the city of Iguala.Prosecutors say police then delivered the young men — who had gone to Iguala to hijack buses to travel to a protest elsewhere — to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang, which killed them and incinerated their bodies.But the official investigation was questioned by independent experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, who said there was no evidence that the students were burned in a funeral pyre at a garbage dump.Only one student was positively identified among charred remains while the attorney general said last week that there was a possible match for a second one.The parents and other students from their teacher college will lead a protest in Mexico City on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the mass disappearance.The demonstration follows violent protests in Guerrero, where demonstrators ransacked a government building and clashed with riot police earlier this week. Facebook Comments Related posts:Independent probe doubts 43 Mexico students cremated Mexico’s 43 missing students continue to haunt President Peña Nieto – and they should Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing students Mexico missing students case file shows contradictionslast_img read more

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