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Curfew relaxed in Assam’s Hailakandi, internet down

first_imgThe Hailakandi district administration in Assam relaxed the indefinite curfew for three hours on Sunday, even though internet services remained suspended in the entire Barak valley. District Magistrate Keerthi Jalli ordered relaxation in curfew in the district from 12 noon to 3 p.m., as no untoward incident was reported in the last 24 hours. The curfew, along with prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC, will remain in force till 7 a.m. on Monday in the district, Jalli said.“The overall law and order situation will be reviewed and a decision will be taken whether to lift the curfew after 7 a.m. tomorrow (Monday),” another senior official said. During the three-hour relaxationof curfew, most shops remained closed and only private vehicles were seen on the roads. Internet services were suspended in Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar districts since Friday night. Following clashes after a person had died on Friday, curfew was imposed in Hailakandi and later extended to the the entire district, as authorities apprehended breach of peace and tranquility.last_img read more

Parliamentary panel rules out passage of Lokpal Bill in Monsoon Session

first_imgThe Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which has been looking into the Lokpal Bill, has ruled out the possibility of the passage of the anti-corruption law in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament, as demanded by Team Anna.Even as Team Anna started a fresh round of agitation on Wednesday seeking the passage of a strong Lokpal Bill, the chairman of the parliamentary panel, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, said, “We will not be able to meet the deadline of the last week of the monsoon session. The committee was constituted a bit late… We will broad base suggestions.”Indicating that the government was not bothered by Team Anna’s latest onslaught, Chaturvedi said, “Activists have there own agenda and I don’t want to appeal to them. They cannot challenge the independence of the House. The House is supreme… Other views too need to be respected. There is no point appealing to them. They can do what they like.”Reacting to the Congress leader’s remark, veteran activist Anna Hazare said, “They have always done this. They don’t have the will and they don’t want to bring the Lokpal Bill. Does it take one-and-a-half years to bring such a bill?””Even after repeated assurance from the prime minister, the government is still not creating the Lokpal body. It is not that we like to sit on anshan every now and then,” he said justifying the need for another round of indefinite strike, which started at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.Hazare’s key aide Arvind Kejriwal said Team Anna was resolute to fight a conclusive battle with the government to tame corruption by facilitating the creation of a Lokpal body. “It will be a decisive battle against corruption. We will not get up before we get a solution this time,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Taylor Swift pulls out of Melbourne Cup gig

first_imgBecoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers But it sparked a backlash on social media and a push by the Campaign for the Protection of Racehorses, which claimed she had “put money before compassion” and was “endorsing animal abuse”.More than 6,500 people signed an online petition urging her to cancel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40In a statement late Saturday, promotor Mushroom Events cited scheduling issues as the reason for Swift’s no-show.“Changes to her Asian promo schedule have made it logistically impossible for her to be here,” it said. The Campaign for the Protection of Racehorses applauded the decision.“The pressure on Taylor Swift to cancel her performance was significant,” it said on Facebook.“Her fans did not want to see her supporting animal abuse. Whilst the reason being used by the racing industry is a scheduling mix-up, it appears to us that she has responded to those calls.”Six horses have died at the Melbourne Cup since 2013, including one last year when Irish five-year-old The CliffsofMoher was euthanised after suffering a fractured right shoulder during a race that has been run on the first Tuesday of November since 1876.“Obviously, this (Swift pulling out) is disappointing for everyone,” said Victoria Racing Club chief executive Neil Wilson.ADVERTISEMENT “We understand how important the pre-Cup entertainment is and we look forward to providing an update (on other acts) shortly.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel03:47Solon calls out discrepancy in BuCor’s data on freed convicts due to GCTA02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue ‘It was breathtaking’: Man City crushes Watford 8-0 in EPL This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift arrives for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)Pop superstar Taylor Swift has pulled out of a performance at the Melbourne Cup, with animal rights activists taking credit after a campaign to highlight cruelty to racehorses.The Grammy Award-winner was announced as the headline act for the “race that stops a nation” earlier this month and was due to sing two songs from her latest hit album “Lover”.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? View commentslast_img read more

TFA Discipline Protocol – Promoting a safe and abuse/harassment free environment

first_imgThe following memo provides a brief overview for all 2014 X-Blades NTL and Elite Eight competition participants and spectators regarding on-field discipline and expectations associated with conduct. The Touch Football Australia (TFA) Board and Management reaffirm TFA’s position on the key requirement of enforcing and supporting a safe and harassment-free environment for all participants. In particular, we commit to providing a positive participation experience where all parties are afforded respect and courtesy for the role they fulfil within the game.As a sport and organisation we do not condone or tolerate any form of abuse or harassment. This should be a minimum expectation of all participants in the sport. To this end, we will be providing a clear guideline for enforcement throughout the 2014 X-Blades NTL and Elite Eight competitions, particularly associated with instances that occurs on-field.This expectation applies to all tournament participants including players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators. It is linked to all organisational policies as well as the responsibility code, which will be available and promoted clearly throughout the events.In particular, we wish to provide for our referee community and staff an environment which is free from such abuse or harassment. Both parties are enforcing rules associated with the event and should be able to do so in a way which is afforded due respect by all participants.TFA recognises the vital role referees play in our great game, and supports their right to be respected whilst doing so. To that end ‘zero tolerance’ will apply to any form of abuse or harassment of referees and officials.The Protocol will be partnered by a Video Campaign created by Touch Football SA, the South Australian Government and the Office for Recreation and Sport which will be accessible via the TFA YouTube Channel or you can view in the window below. For more information, please click on the memo attached as well as the Discipline Protocol document. Related Filesdiscipline_protocol_-_memo-pdfdiscipline_protocol-pdfRelated LinksTFA Discipline Protocollast_img read more

Collective Retreats is like having a High-End Hotel in some of Nature’s Wildest Spots

first_imgJohn Muir wasn’t wrong when he said we should “…break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” But in an age of comfortable beds, indoor plumbing, and world-class chefs, sleeping on the rocky, cold ground and digging latrines can add some dirt to your already-smog coated spirit. Collective Retreats, however, offers the best amenities of hotels while still immersing you in the great outdoors, leading to a resplendently clean spirit.You may technically be sleeping in a tent, but at Collective Retreats it’s the Ritz Carlton of tents. They offer spacious canvas tents, complete with hardwood floors, a king size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, carefully curated books and maps that pertain to your location, even an antler chandelier over the bed (because it’s also got electricity). They also tack on an en suite bathroom that hosts a shower with hot water, sink, mirror, and plush Turkish towels.Don’t worry about packing hotdogs and granola bars. Breakfast is always included, offering anything from pancakes to heart-healthy yogurt. Throughout the day, your tent is stocked with local coffee, bottled water, and snacks. At night, you’re invited to sit around the crackling campfire and make s’mores. They also have lunches you can buy, but dinner is where it gets really exciting. You could buy the boxed BBQ dinner, or, reserve the farm to table three-course meal. The chef uses local, seasonal ingredients and you dine by the light of billions of stars.The concierge is there to help you as much or as little as you want when figuring out your activities. You could hike, fly fish, horseback ride, canoe, paddleboard, swim, relax, hell, take a cooking class with one of their chefs or get a massage in your tent. The team at Collective Retreats is so obsessive about their locations, they personally scout it out, finding the best trails, hidden spots, the choice places to look for wildlife– it’s way more impressive than just knowing where the city’s best sushi spot is.Each location has a camp of tents but they’re spaced at least 100 feet apart, so you don’t feel crowded. While there is a communal aspect to the nightly s’mores, there’s no pressure to engage with other people if you don’t want to. Or, rent the whole place– they’re fully capable of hosting weddings, company retreats, family reunions, etc. Kids and pets are most welcome (except no pets at the Vail location since it is a working ranch).So, where can you do all this luxurious spirit cleansing? Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana, just on the edge of Yellowstone (you also get access to the Moonlight Basin club for pool, spa, and golfing). In Vail, you’ll be staying on a 1,000 acre working ranch (where there’s also a winery). Sonoma is a new location opening in the fall of 2017 that’s deep in the heart of wine country, providing you with easy biking to some of the nation’s best vineyards. The Vail retreat is open from May to October and Yellowstone is June through the first bits of October. You’ll definitely want to book early– at least three months ahead of time: more if it’s a holiday or you have a big group.Collective Retreats are designed with nature in mind, allowing you to unplug and recharge in the wild. They just allow you to also get a luxury-hotel-worthy night’s sleep. This All-Black Cabin is Like a Pair of Binoculars Taking in the Canadian Wilderness Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Editors’ Recommendations This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway last_img read more

EU Helps Fund Extension of Polish LNG Terminal

first_imgThe Polish government and the Polskie LNG company have reached an agreement on the extension of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Świnoujście, in north-western Poland on the Baltic Sea coast.According to the European Commission, on April 24 the parties signed a grant agreement under which around EUR 128 million (USD 142.6 million) from the European Regional Development Fund would be invested in extending the terminal, which is the only facility of its size in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.“The extension of the Świnoujście terminal will help diversify natural gas supply sources and improve the country’s energy security. This is a new example of the Energy Union in motion, supported by Cohesion Policy,” Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, said.We are investing €128 million to extend an #LNG terminal in north-western Poland on the Baltic Sea coast.It will help diversify natural gas supply sources and improve the country’s energy security.More here → https://t.co/uXwsHhAYzZ #CohesionPolicy pic.twitter.com/nbQZbIkzNA— European Commission (@EU_Commission) April 24, 2019The current investment comes on top of more than EUR 250 million of Cohesion Policy funds already invested in the terminal and more than EUR 2 billion invested in Polish energy infrastructure since 2007.The terminal expansion project is on the European list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI). Together with the Baltic Pipe project, for which a EUR 215 million EU grant was signed just last week, the new LNG terminal in Świnoujście will open Poland’s gas market to new suppliers enhancing the diversity and security of energy sources in Poland.The Baltic pipe will allow, as of 2022, the shipment of gas from the North Sea to the Polish market and further to the Baltic States and neighbouring countries. At the same time, the pipeline will enable the supply of gas from Poland, via the LNG terminal, to the Danish and Swedish markets.last_img read more

Séances dinformation prévues pour les candidats aux conseils scolaires

first_imgL’année scolaire tire à sa fin pour les élèves et les enseignants, mais ce n’est que le début pour les Néo-Écossais qui considèrent se présenter aux élections des membres des conseils scolaires en octobre. Le gouvernement et l’Association des conseils scolaires de la Nouvelle-Écosse organisent des séances d’information à l’intention des candidats à compter d’aujourd’hui, 14 juin, au bureau du Halifax Regional School Board. Les séances d’information sont offertes à l’intention des candidats possibles aux conseils scolaires, afin de leur permettre d’apprendre le rôle et les responsabilités des membres élus ainsi que l’impact positif qu’ils ont sur le système d’éducation publique. La Nouvelle-Écosse compte sept conseils scolaires régionaux et un conseil scolaire provincial. Les conseils scolaires régionaux ont des limites géographiques précises, alors que le Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) offre des services d’éducation en français à l’échelle de la province. Les membres des sept conseils scolaires régionaux sont basés sur les districts électoraux des conseils scolaires, et ils comptent un représentant régional afro-néo-écossais élu par les électeurs afro-néo-écossais. Tout candidat au CSAP doit être un ayant droit, selon la définition dans la loi sur l’éducation (Education Act). Les membres d’un conseil scolaire régional peuvent inclure un représentant mi’kmaq nommé. Les élections municipales et les élections des conseils scolaires auront lieu le 15 octobre. Les séances d’information auront lieu jusqu’au 23 juin. On invite tous les Néo-Écossais à y assister. Une séance sera offerte en français, et des séances en français et en anglais seront disponibles en ligne après le 23 juin. Des ressources supplémentaires à l’intention des candidats aux conseils scolaires peuvent être consultées aux adresses suivantes : www.schoolboardelections.ca, https://www.facebook.com/NSschoolboardelections/?fref=ts et @SchoolBoardElec (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Un cimetière acadien datant davant la Déportation reconnu comme propriété du patrimoine

first_imgLa Province a reconnu aujourd’hui, 18 septembre, l’importance culturelle et historique d’un cimetière acadien datant du XVIIe siècle. Lena Metlege Diab, ministre des Affaires acadiennes et de la Francophonie, au nom de Leo Glavine, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, a dévoilé une plaque de propriété historique au Cimetière Sainte-Famille à Falmouth. « Ce monument nous rappelle le riche patrimoine et la longue histoire des Acadiens, souligne Mme Diab. Il nous rappelle aussi la résilience et la détermination du peuple acadien, un peuple qui continue de communiquer sa culture dynamique, sa langue et ses traditions à tous les Néo-Écossais et qui contribue grandement à faire de la Nouvelle-Écosse la province forte, plurielle et dynamique que nous aimons tous. » Le Cimetière Sainte-Famille, utilisé par les Acadiens de la région de Pisiquid, est tombé dans l’oubli après leur expulsion en 1755. Il a été retrouvé en 1996 à la suite de travaux dans la région. Des fouilles archéologiques, menées par le Musée de la Nouvelle-Écosse, ont mis au jour les limites du cimetière qui contient environ 300 tombes. « La désignation du Cimetière Sainte-Famille comme lieu du patrimoine de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un jalon important sur le long chemin qui mène à la préservation de ce lieu acadien d’intérêt découvert par accident en 1996 », ajoute Susan Surette-Draper, présidente des Amis de Grand-Pré. C’est l’organisme communautaire Les Amis de Grand-Pré qui s’occupe de l’entretien du cimetière.last_img read more

Meteorological observatories for guidelines on weather for farmers

first_imgKolkata: In a unique initiative, the state agriculture department is installing as many as 180 meteorological observatories in the agricultural farms and research stations across the state to study the weather conditions beforehand and issue guidelines to the farmers as to what measures have to be taken.Weather system is one of the most important factors that determine the production of various crops in the state. Each meteorological observatory has a rain gauge station. One of the main objectives of the new initiative is to study Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujathe weather conditions of the state and to disseminate information among the farmers relating to weather. These meteorological observatories will record temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and also the direction of wind. The weather data collected from these observatories will not only serve the research and extension wings of the state agricultural department but also fulfill the needs of various other departments, administration, universities, research organisations as well. The feedbacks given by these observatories will also be utilised for crop insurance by the farmers. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt may be mentioned here that due to unpredictable weather, the farmers often incur huge losses due to damage caused by a shortage of rainfall, hailstorms or excessive rainfall. It would be immensely handy for them if the agriculture department provides them prior information relating to various weather aspects. Incidentally, in the past two months farmers from various districts in South Bengal faced inconveniences as a scarcity of rainfall damaged their crops. The department has already taken up elaborate scheme to spread awareness among the farmers about the ill effects of environmental hazards caused due to indiscriminate and non-judicious application of chemical pesticides. The plant protection wing of the directorate under the Agriculture department has been implementing ‘Bio Village Demonstration Programme’, a seed treatment campaign to overcome various environmental hazards. The department is also promoting bio fertilizers through awareness. The plant protection wing is also taking necessary steps to combat threats to different crops due to environmental hazards and bad weather thereby safeguarding the interest of the farmers. To ensure the quality of pesticides, measures are being taken for examining pesticide samples. Analysing the quality of pesticide samples are done in various government run laboratories in the state.last_img read more

Canadian TV crime drama Cardinal returns to its elements

first_imgThere is a pervasive sense in Cardinal — the excellent detective drama that returns for a second season on CTV on Thursday Jan. 4th — of hidden things.In Season 1, a murder victim’s body was hidden in the ice of an inhospitable northern Ontario winter; in the second, set in summer, the forest obscures evidence of crimes and the people who commit them while a young woman’s amnesia clouds details of the gunshot to the head that she survived.There are also unexplored depths in the series’ main characters: detectives John Cardinal and Lise Delorme, played by American actor Billy Campbell and Quebec actress Karine Vanasse. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Delorme is an observer, Vanasse says in a phone interview: “She doesn’t talk that much, but she really sees through people, through situations. . . . She doesn’t reveal herself entirely at first and I admire that.“That might be a way to protect her. It’s also what makes her a great detective.”Likewise Campbell, interviewed while shooting scenes in Toronto, says Cardinal’s depths attracted him to the role. Karine Vanasse and Billy Campbell star as detectives Lise Delorme and John Cardinal in CTV’s Cardinal. (BELL MEDIA) center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Hundreds of students miss NEET exam in K’taka due to train delay

first_imgNew Delhi: Hundreds of students from Karnataka missed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday as their train reached Bengaluru an hour after the scheduled reporting time for the exam, officials said.Over 13 lakh students had registered for the exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses which was conducted by the HRD Ministry’s National Testing Agency (NTA) for the first time. The exam was conducted successfully in rest part of the country, officials said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe 16591- Hampi Express en route Bengaluru reached the city at 2.30 pm due to which hundreds of candidates could not appear in the exam, they said. Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took to twitter saying, “Mr. @narendramodi, You pat your own back for others’ achievements but will you also take the responsibility for your cabinet min’ incapabilities. Hundreds of students in Karnataka may not be able to take up NEET because of delay in the train services”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadOn Saturday, the HRD Ministry had announced the postponement of the NEET exam in Odisha in view of the Cyclone Fani. The NTA had on Friday announced changes in some centres owing to the Lok Sabha elections and advised students to download fresh admit cards. As per the official guidelines, students appearing for NEET were supposed to be dressed in light clothes with short sleeves worn with salwar/trouser. The NEET dress code barred students from wearing any outfit having big buttons, brooch/badge and flower. The NTA had notified candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory frisking before entering the examination centre using metal detectors. The answer keys for the entrance examination will be available by the night giving students an opportunity to evaluate their performance.last_img read more

UN experts in Iran to discuss concerns of nuclear programme

21 February 2012A five-member group of experts from the United Nations atomic energy watchdog is today continuing its visit to Iran, where the members are holding talks with officials about international concerns over the country’s nuclear programme. The talks in Tehran are “aimed at resolving all outstanding issues in relation to Iran’s nuclear programme,” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported today in a press release.“We hope to have a couple [of] good and constructive days in Tehran,” said Herman Nackaerts, the deputy director general for safeguards at IAEA and the head of the mission, before the team left Vienna – where the agency is headquartered – late on Sunday.“This is, of course, a complex issue that may take a while, but we hope it will be constructive,” he said, adding that the agency hopes “to have some concrete results after this trip.”IAEA experts also visited Tehran last month to discuss issues of concern, which focus on the clarification of possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme.Iran has repeatedly stated that its nuclear programme is for the peaceful purpose of providing energy, but some countries contend it is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.The Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions against Iran, citing the proliferation risks of its nuclear programme and its continued failure to cooperate with the IAEA. read more

Security Council extends UN mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina until 15 July

The Council move followed a series of intensive consultations as its members tried to resolve an impasse after the United States rejected on Sunday, 30 May, a draft resolution renewing the mandate of UNMIBH and authorizing the continuation of the multinational stabilization force (SFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Immediately following the rejection of that draft, the Council adopted a technical, rollover text, extending UNMIBH’s mandate for three days, until midnight on 3 July. Explaining his negative vote on Sunday, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States linked it to his country’s concerns about the risk of “politicized prosecutions” of US peacekeepers before the International Criminal Court (ICC), whose jurisdiction the United States Government did not accept. The Rome Statute of the court, which will prosecute war crimes, genocide, or crimes against humanity, came into effect on 1 July. read more

UN refugee agency alarmed by refugees stuck on the border of Iraq

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it was alarmed because conditions are worsening at the camps as winter approaches. The refugees have canvas tents for shelter and will have to rely on simple cooking stoves for warmth during the colder months.A spokesman for UNHCR, Kris Janowski, told a press briefing in Geneva that the largest group in the camps are Iranian ethnic Kurds who fled the Al Tash refugee camp in Iraq, with Palestinians who lived in exile in Iraq the second biggest group.Mr. Janowski said the UNHCR is appealing to all concerned parties to find a home for the refugees, who do not want to return to Iraq.“Jordan has already set a positive example by accepting almost half the original group. Now a solution must be found for the rest…We do not consider Iraq to be conducive for return,” he said.Many of the 427 Palestinian refugees remaining in UNHCR’s care have expressed a desire to travel to the West Bank, Gaza Strip, or Israel, Mr. Janowski said, adding that the UNHCR was ready to discuss this with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.“We also believe that other states in the region can play a part in helping to find a place for these 427 persons….Resettlement outside the region will be considered if all regional options fail.” read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markles wedding to have special role for Armed

first_imgPrince William and Kate Middleton had the full pomp and ceremony for their 2011 weddingCredit:Eddie Mulholland 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. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to BelfastCredit:PA “I am particularly pleased to hear that members of the Armed Forces who have a close relationship with Prince Harry will be taking part. Servicemen and women from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force will all be honoured to offer their support.”A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle are pleased that members of the Armed Forces will play such a special role in their wedding.”The military, and these units in particular, hold a great significance for Prince Harry and the couple are incredibly grateful for their support.” Musical support to the street liners will be provided by the Band of the Irish Guards. Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support bringing the total number of Armed Forces involved with the wedding to more than 250. Prince William and Kate Middleton Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, said: “I am proud that members of the Armed Forces have been asked to take part in the ceremonial celebrations taking place on the royal couple’s wedding day.”It is a happy occasion for the whole country and reminds us of the role the Armed Forces play in marking important events in the life of the nation. The regiments Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan are to have a “special place” at the Royal wedding, with more than 250 men and women lining the streets, the Ministry of Defence has announced.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they are “incredibly grateful” for the support of a selection of regiments and units which have a personal link to the Prince, following his decade in the Army.Their wedding will include the spectacle of Household Cavalry troopers in their gleaming breast plates and plumed helmets lining the staircase at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle where the couple will be married on May 19.Streets within the precincts of the castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, which has the Prince as Commodore-in-Chief, and the Royal Marines, where he is Captain General.The 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, where Prince Harry served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, will also be represented, as well as The Royal Gurkha Rifles, his comrades in Afghanistan in 2007, and RAF Honington, where he is Honorary Air Commandant. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Belfastlast_img read more

Olafur Gudmundsson is back to IFK Kristianstad

← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen are back on winning track! Next Story → Norway and Hergeirsson together until 2020! IFK KristianstadOlafur Gudmundsson The Icelandic back Olafur Gudmundsson (25) will join IFK Kristianstad with the contract until end of the season 2015/2016! Icelander who has 59 appearances for the national team left German TSV Hannover Burgdorf with the aim to get more minutes on the court in the rest of the season.The Swedish TOP team won two matches at the first eight matches at the VELUX EHF Champions League. Gudmundsson already was a part of the team in period 2012-2014.Gudmundsson’s career:FH Hafnarfjörður ( – 2010)AG Kopenhagen (2010 – 2011)Nordsjælland Håndbold (2011 – 2012)IFK Kristianstad (2012 – 2014)TSV Hannover Burgdorf( 2014-2015) read more

Quand limagerie 3D dévoile linvisible

first_imgQuand l’imagerie 3D dévoile l’invisibleGrâce à l’imagerie en trois dimensions, une technologie de plus en plus pointue, il a été rendu possible de voir des insectes vieux de plusieurs dizaines de millions d’années ou encore un citron vieux de 2700 ans, détruit au cours d’un rite funéraire.Grâce aux récentes avancées technologiques en matière d’imagerie tridimensionnelle, il est désormais possible de faire parler des échantillons que conservent les paléontologues. Si, jusque là, il était impossible d’observer l’intérieur des minéraux, la seule méthode consistait à procéder à un découpage de l’objet d’étude en fines lamelles. Chaque tranche était ensuite photographiée mais cela amenait nécessairement à la destruction de la roche et du fossile.À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesDésormais, la numérisation en 3D donne accès à la matière et aux structures internes des objets sans les altérer. Les chercheurs voient enfin devenir réalité, leur rêve consistant à pouvoir observer des “trésors cachés dans des écrins scellés par la matière et le temps”. Concrètement, il devient ainsi possible d’observer les graines du “plus ancien citron connu dans l’ouest de la Méditerranée”. Ce qui est surprenant est son aspect de fruit carbonisé.La technique qui est utilisée en parallèle, la tomographie aux rayons X, permet d’obtenir une définition exceptionnelle des moindres détails. L’objet est scanné sur 360 degrés et les densités différentes permettent de reconstituer par ordinateur le volume global de la structure. Même principe que dans l’imagerie médicale (radiographie et IRM), il devient possible de reconstituer en trois dimensions les os des jambes des hommes de Neandertal par exemple.”Le fossile qu’on voit dans les musées, le public pense peut-être que c’est un fantôme grossier de l’animal observé. En fait, atome par atome, chaque structure de l’animal est conservée”, précise un paléontologue du Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. Le cerveau d’un homme de Cro-Magnon a ainsi été reconstitué à partir d’un crâne.Le 14 décembre 2010 à 13:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

ASA Kudos this Week…Dennis Bogaards

first_imgScreenshot of Dennis Boggards Facebook post showing an aerial view of his farm using his new drone.Kudos goes to Dennis Bogaards, Pella, Iowa, for showing us the latest capabilities in dronetechnology and how to incorporate it within your farm business.The 3D image of your farm is awesome! Thank you for keeping us up-to-date on the latest technology available for farmers.Way to go Dennis!Dennis Bogaards is a former ASA Director from Iowa. His family farm consists of 450 acres of soybeans and 550 acres of other crops. They also sell ag technology equipment. Dennis has a degree in mechanics and is passionate about telling the story of ag and conveying positive messages about Genetically Modified Organisms.To stay up to date on what Dennis is up to and connect with him via Twitter @dbogfarm and Facebook: Flying The Farm.last_img read more