LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A father on trial in his son’s death suggested Wednesday that he and his wife would have been better off going directly to hospital rather than handing the child over to an ambulance.David and Collet Stephan are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to their boy Ezekiel in 2012. The 19-month-old died of bacterial meningitis seven years ago.His parents had treated him with herbal and alternative remedies before they sought medical attention.Court has heard the couple made two 911 calls on March 13, 2012. The first was when Ezekiel had stopped breathing, but he seemed to recover, so David Stephan turned down an offer for an ambulance.Within the hour, the Stephans were on the phone with a dispatcher again as they drove from their southern Alberta home near Glenwood to meet an ambulance on the highway.David Stephan, who is representing himself in court, spent hours cross-examining paramedic Ken Cherniawsky, who met the Stephans while they were on the way to the nearest hospital in Cardston.Cherniawsky testified Tuesday that the ambulance wasn’t properly equipped with either the right-sized valve mask or endotracheal tube for a patient of Ezekiel’s age.“Yesterday it was identified it was approximately 8 1/2 minutes without oxygen whatsoever. No chest rise. No chest fall. Correct?” Stephan asked Wednesday.“Yes,” Cherniawsky replied.“Would it have been better to have just kept on driving to hospital with Collet doing the CPR than for him to end up in an ambulance and go 8 1/2 minutes without oxygen?” said Stephan.“No. If a patient, regardless of whether it’s a pediatric or an adult, if they’re in cardiac arrest, the evidence-based, definitive treatment which proves to have the most success is defibrillation … and the ambulance had the equipment available,” said Cherniawsky.He said there was no chance of it working on the toddler because he had already flatlined.Cherniawsky also told the court that there was no damage done to Ezekiel from the time he was received into care and taken to hospital.Earlier this week, naturopath Tracy Tannis and friend Terrie Shaw testified that they suggested the parents take their son to see a doctor when he failed to recover from what the family thought was the flu.Two protesters were standing outside court in Lethbridge, Alta., early Wednesday. Dr. Bill Shields, a urologist, was holding a sign that read “Ezekiel Had A Right to a Life” while his wife Roberta’s placard read “Health Care Is Not Evil.”“I don’t believe how they treated their child is anywhere near (how) I would or anyone I know would have treated a child that sick,” said Shields.David Stephan said outside court that it hurts to hear public criticism and “to have salt rubbed in the wound on a regular basis.”It is the second trial for the Stephans, who now live in Grande Prairie, Alta. A jury found them guilty in 2016, but the Supreme Court overturned the convictions last year and ordered a new trial.— Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterBill Graveland, The Canadian Press
TOKYO — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has appeared in a Japanese courtroom for a hearing ahead of his trial on accusations of financial misconduct.Thursday’s session is the first in a series of hearings to iron out logistics for the actual trial, the date for which has not been set.Ghosn was arrested in November and charged with underreporting his income and breach of trust. He was released on bail in March, be rearrested on April 4 on fresh accusations.He was released again April 25 on an additional 500 million yen ($4.5 million) bail.Ghosn has maintained his innocence, denouncing his arrest as “a conspiracy” by some at Nissan Motor Co.His bail conditions forbid him from contacting his wife. Prosecutors say that’s to prevent evidence tampering.The Associated Press
27 June 2008The United Nations advocate for the protection of children caught up in armed conflict will leave tomorrow for a six-day visit to Afghanistan during which she will launch a system to monitor and report on violations of child rights in the battle-scarred nation. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, will be accompanied by Louis Georges Arsenault, Director of the Office of Emergency Programs in New York for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). During the visit, Ms. Coomaraswamy will inaugurate the monitoring and reporting mechanism called for by the Security Council in a resolution adopted in 2005 that called for scrutinizing six grave violations against children in situations of armed conflict. They are the killing or maiming of children, recruitment or use of children as soldiers, rape and other grave sexual abuse of children, abduction of children, attacks against schools or hospitals, and denial of humanitarian access for children. The mechanism has already been set up in a number of strife-torn countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Sudan. In assessing the impact of conflict on Afghanistan’s children, the Special Representative will pay particular attention to the issues of attacks on girls’ schools, children associated with anti-Government elements, including the Taliban, and their detention for alleged association with these groups. She is expected to take up these issues when she meets with Government officials, religious and tribal leaders, the UN Country Team, members of civil society and children affected by conflict.Meanwhile, the top UN humanitarian official had an opportunity to learn about the various challenges related to refugee resettlement as he travelled to Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, on the second day of a five-day visit to the country.Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes visited two sites for Afghan refugees who have returned home from Pakistan. In one site, where former refugees returned two years ago, some important basic aid has been provided, including drinking water, a school, a mosque, and shelter, thanks to the combined efforts of the Government and the aid community, according to news release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The second site, which hosts more recent returnees, exhibited more “rudimentary conditions.” Those living there were unable to return to their areas of origin, due to lack of land, and are awaiting further assistance on the current site, which the Government has made available for them.Mr. Holmes, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, also met with the humanitarian regional team in Jalalabad and the Governor of Nangarhar, with whom he discussed the situation of the people of Nangarhar, including that of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: Nov. ’17 $2.70 higher $500.30; Jan. ’18 $2.80 higher $505.70; March ’18 $2.80 higher $509.50; May ’18 $2.40 higher $511.90; July ’18 $2.00 higher $513.90; Nov. ’18 $1.60 higher $479.60; Jan. ’19 $1.60 higher $480.40; March ’19 $1.60 higher $483.10; May ’19 $1.60 higher $483.10; July ’19 $1.60 higher $483.10; Nov. ’19 $1.60 higher $483.10.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $141.00; March ’18 unchanged $141.00; May ’18 unchanged $141.00; July ’18 unchanged $141.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $141.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $141.00; March ’19 unchanged $141.00; May ’19 unchanged $141.00; July ’19 unchanged $141.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $141.00.Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 131,280 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 131,280.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump’s budget.The proposed cuts come even as farmers are facing their fourth straight year of falling income, and could particularly affect farm states such as Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska that helped Trump win the November election.“Clearly, this budget fails agriculture and rural America,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a statement.The proposed budget would cap the amount of money the U.S. government provides to help farmers pay insurance premiums and eliminate insurance coverage for lost revenue when crop prices and per-acre yields fall. That would reduce the federal insurance program’s budget by $28 billion over 10 years.Trump has also proposed reducing subsidies to farmers, cutting those programs by $9 billion by decreasing the maximum income level from $900,000 to $500,000 for a farmer to be eligible. The budget would also cut 5,263 jobs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a 5.5 per cent reduction in staff.Farmers, economists and agriculture experts say it is important to support the agriculture sector, which makes up about 11 per cent of U.S. employment, or about 21 million jobs, and contributes nearly $1 trillion to the nation’s domestic productivity.“The strength of the agricultural economy has implications for rural America, but also for the larger U.S. economy,” Robert Johansson, the USDA’s chief economist, told senators last month.Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the leading Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, warned that the proposed cuts “would have a disproportionate impact on small towns across our country and leave those communities in crisis.”But some people say there’s no need for farmers to worry just yet.“What I’ve been telling farmers is let’s just relax a bit before we panic. It’s going to be hard for Trump to get anything done. That’s become really obvious,” said Brent Gloy, a former Purdue University agriculture economist who now works full-time on his family’s corn, soybean and wheat farm in southwest Nebraska, where Trump had strong support.Indeed, Republican U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, who owns a farm in Iowa and is a member of the agriculture and budget committees, doesn’t expect the crop insurance cuts to make it through Congress. Grassley considers Trump’s budget a non-starter, much like the budget proposals of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who also suggested farm program cuts that never materialized.“Most budgets are dead on arrival,” Grassley said during a recent conference call with reporters. “I don’t say that to be negative about any of the three presidents I’ve said it about.”Farmer Harold Wolle, who lives in a Minnesota county where 55 per cent of voters chose Trump, makes the same point and says it’s too early in the process for Trump supporters to be disappointed.“We’re fortunate that Congress writes the budget, not the executive branch,” said Wolle, who is president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.Subsidies for crops and crop insurance have sustained grain farmers in recent years as prices plummeted for wheat, corn and soybeans thanks to favourable weather that boosted harvests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in February net farm income is expected to fall 8.7 per cent this year to $62.3 billion, half of the $123.7 billion income posted in 2013.The Trump administration says the proposed cuts help fulfil a campaign promise to balance the federal budget.“I believe the people knew what they were doing when they elected President Trump president,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in conference call with Iowa reporters. “I see it as an opportunity to demonstrate to the American people we can do more with less and we will do more with less. We’re going to be winning in the end.”Iowa farmer Chris Petersen, who voted for Hillary Clinton in November after supporting Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, actually supports some cuts to farm subsidies, saying they promote the overproduction of certain crops.“I believe in protecting agriculture and farms of all sizes up to a certain size. It’s a national food security issue,” said Petersen, who raises hogs, cattle and vegetables, which he sells to local residents and restaurants. “But it comes to a certain point where it’s just on steroids basically and there needs to be more management.”At the same time, he says Trump supporters from depressed rural areas who thought they were electing someone who would help them should have known better.“You get what you voted for,” he said. “People better be thinking about rural economies, the rural people, jobs, stability and changing things around so it works better for rural. A lot of people didn’t think this out too good.” Farmers decry Trump plans to cut agriculture subsidies by David Pitt, The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2017 8:35 am MDT Last Updated Jun 3, 2017 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 photo, Chris Petersen walks past a tractor on his farm, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump’s budget. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The first attacks in the Nigerien territory, particularly in the Diffa region, occurred in February 2015. Since that date, around 30 security incidents have been recorded, with an upsurge of Boko Haram attacks since April 2016. According to an update issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), one of the deadliest attacks carried out by the terrorist group took place on 3 June when the group targeted a military position in Bosso. Nigerien authorities stated on public media that 32 soldiers were killed and around 70 others wounded by hundreds of assailants. As a consequence, the population of Bosso town and Yebi are moving to safer areas in the departments of Bosso (Toumour), Nguigmi, and Diffa (Diffa and Kitchandji). No official figure on population movements is available; however, OCHA reported that the attacks in Yebi and Bosso could displace around 40,000 people. The first reports from the field indicate that displaced people are in urgent need of food, shelters, protection including psychosocial support, health care, non-food items as well as adequate water and sanitation conditions. The findings of the UN’s planned rapid assessments will reportedly help estimate the number of people in need of emergency assistance. Meanwhile, national authorities and humanitarian actors are in the process of mobilizing substantial relief assistance to assist people affected by these attacks. Health care is being provided to the wounded in the regional and military health facilities, while an international non-governmental organization (NGO) has deployed an ambulance to Bosso health center.
After sending Ohio State baseball packing in a Thursday night game, the Purdue Boilermakers scrapped their way to a Big Ten title – literally. The Boilermakers defeated Indiana, 6-5, Saturday at Huntington Park to clinch the school’s first Big Ten Baseball Tournament championship since the tournament began in 1981. The Boilermakers took a 6-5 lead against the rival Hoosiers in the ninth inning, but a chaotic scene ensued when Purdue second baseman Eric Charles slid into third base and was tagged out to end the inning. After the play, players from each team left their respective benches and started a brawl in front of the Indiana dugout. Indiana coach Tracy Smith said it was an incident where testosterone got the best of players on each team. “The young whippersnappers wanting to buck up, all of them on both teams,” Smith said in a postgame press conference. “I’m 47 years old, so I kind of sit back and think someone is going to get hurt, me. You just realize that you’re dealing with 18, 19, 20-year-old kids who don’t have a lot of perspective.” Smith said it was tough for his team to refocus and try to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth after the fight, but was more worried about the ramifications the fight had on the Big Ten conference. “To me, it was not good for our conference,” Smith said. “How it started, how it happened in the middle and how it finished I think is a big-time black eye for our conference. I’m embarrassed for our conference, but it was important that win, lose or draw, Indiana was going to shake hands at the end of the game because that’s much more important than a baseball game.” After the game, no Indiana players were made available for comments and when the Purdue players spoke, coach Doug Schreiber told them not to answer questions about the brawl. Before the fight, Schreiber was coaching Purdue from the third base coaching box and was caught in the middle of the brawl. A punch was thrown and hit an Indiana player during the fight. During the postgame press conference Schreiber was asked if he threw the punch. “Absolutely not,” Schreiber said. “I had a hold on Charles. I had a hold of Charles the whole time, guaranteed. If anybody wants to say or prove anything else, bring it on. That’s very unfortunate and people are going to say things; that’s absolutely not the truth. I grabbed my player and was holding my player and he was defenseless.” Schreiber said he will not allow people to think he threw the punch. “Anybody who wants to implicate that, I’ll go after legal issues,” Schreiber said. “Guaranteed, 100 percent if they want to try to defame me. That’s ridiculous.” During the game, Charles was kicked out for a flagrant slide, as Schreiber said the umpires described it to him, but no other players were removed after the fight. Both coaches said more suspensions might be forthcoming. Despite the fight, Purdue emerged the regular season and tournament champs, a feat never accomplished by the Boilermakers. The No. 15 Boilermakers (44-12, 17-7 Big Ten) won the regular-season championship and many of the Big Ten’s individual awards as well. Schreiber won Big Ten Coach of the Year and junior catcher Kevin Plawecki won Big Ten Player of the Year and was named to the First Team All-Big Ten team. Senior pitcher Joe Haase won Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-Big Ten honors. The Boilermakers won their first regular-season title since 1909 and Plawecki said it was nice to win the tournament. “It feels good because we won the conference in the regular season,” said Plawecki, the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. “Then for us to come out and win it in the tournament, you can’t really ask for much more but to come out and prove it that way.” Senior outfielder Andrew Dixon said winning the tournament left him speechless. “We’ve had a great year so far,” Dixon said. “Our goal at the beginning of the year was to break the wins record and we did that. Next goal was to win the Big Ten outright and we did that. Next was to win the Big Ten Tournament and we did that (Saturday). So we’re just checking things off the list and we’ll see what happens moving forward. We’re really excited with what we’ve accomplished so far, but in no means are we ready to be done.” Purdue was selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and will host a regional in Gary, Ind., according to a release from the Big Ten on its website Monday. Purdue will play Valparaiso in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals, which begin Friday. During Purdue’s run through the Big Ten Tournament, the Boilermakers knocked off Ohio State (33-27, 11-13 Big Ten) 5-4 Thursday for their first win of the tournament. The loss was OSU’s first loss of the tournament. Then a 6-2 loss to the Michigan State Spartans knocked OSU out of the tournament. OSU scored first, with two runs in the top of the fifth, but the Spartans scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game. The Spartans scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-2 lead and added another run in the eighth. The Buckeyes, playing their third game in 24 hours, were out of starting pitchers and turned to true freshman Trace Dempsey against Michigan State. The start was just the second of Dempsey’s career and he went four and two-thirds innings allowing two runs on five hits and four walks with two hit batters. OSU coach Greg Beals said he was proud of the effort the team gave, but was disappointed with how the season ended. “Game two didn’t go the way we wanted to,” Beals said. “We started to run out of gas. Tough 24 hours, going from 7:05 (Thursday) to noon (Friday), a doubleheader. I was really proud with how our guys competed in this tournament, but I felt like we ran out of gas (Friday) and that’s no excuse.” The Michigan State game was the second game Friday for the Buckeyes. Game one was a 6-2 win against Nebraska. Junior shortstop Kirby Pellant led the Buckeyes with two triples. The Buckeyes lost to Purdue Thursday night in a 5-4 game against the No. 1 seed. The Buckeyes were tied 2-2 in the seventh before Plawecki hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Purdue added an insurance run in the eighth and the Buckeyes scored one in the ninth to make it a 5-4 final. For the No. 6-seed Buckeyes, the tournament began Wednesday with a 12-5 win against No. 3-seed Penn State. The Buckeyes trailed 5-1 going into the sixth inning before scoring two in the sixth, three in the eighth and six in the top of the ninth inning. The tournament was Beals’ second tournament appearance in as many years with OSU. In the 2012 tournament the Buckeyes went 2-2, compared to 1-2 the year before. Beals said he is pleased with the direction of the program, but expects more from his team. “On a scale of one to 10, I’d call it a six,” Beals said of how successful a season it was for OSU baseball. “I think par, maybe. I have very high expectations and we need to keep working for that. We need to get tougher; we need to get physically tougher. We need to get mentally tougher, we need to get deeper in our program and if we have more depth and we’re going to do that. With depth we’ll get physically tougher, and practices will be harder with more competition in practice. We just need to beef up the depth in the program in my opinion.”
A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing a motorcycle Thursday night on Interstate 205.Emergency personnel responded around 7:15 p.m. to the southbound side of the interstate near the state Highway 14 onramp. There, they found a man down in the road, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Kevin Stromberg said.While the man was conscious and able to speak, he was taken to a hospital with injuries considered to be serious, Stromberg said. The man’s identity was not immediately released.Washington State Patrol was investigating the crash at the site.
Former Bahamas PM warns new Govt to remain “humble” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas May 8, 2017 – Urban Renewal Deputy Director Michelle Reckley says the Free National Movement (FNM) has “stooped to an all time low” following a fake news report accusing her of tampering with ballot boxes.Yesterday, Reckley said FNM incumbent MP for East Grand Bahama, Peter Turnquest had gone to the Central Police Station with two lawyers supposedly to report the fraud. There were also rumors on social media that Reckley and her husband had been arrested for ballot box tampering. “Yesterday he made a total you know what of himself. Very, very disgraceful and had to come back and say there’s no truth to it,” said Reckley.However, assistant parliamentary commissioner, Reno Smith has cleared the air on the issue stating that neither Reckley nor her husband were guilty. “They were in no way present. They were not in the vicinity of the police headquarters at all. On election day all ballot boxes are empties for everyone to see and touch. Even there were secret compartments in the boxes all of the political operatives are allowed to touch the boxes,” Smith said. Smith assured the public that the process is transparent.Reckley said that she has had enough of the FNM’s Grand Bahama campaign which she claimed has been constantly attacking her character.#MagneticMediaNews#MichelleRickley#fakenews Bahamas Min. Finance vs opposition on Civil servant pay Forthcoming appointments at ZNS, Training Agency leaked Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, fnm, michelle reckley, Peter Turnquest
Limited details known at this time- updates will be posted as they are made available. Currently the Division of Forestry has taken over control of the fire . According to Dobson they suspected cause of the fire was lightening. CES Fire Marshal Brooke Dobson: “Call came in as a smoke investigation. Units arrived on scene at 5:52. They confirmed it wasn’t threatening any structures and/or road system. The fire is stated to have been in the wetlands area so there isn’t much of a concern. All our units cleared at 6:08 except C2.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services and the Division of Forestry are on the scene of a fire out at MP 71 of the Sterling Highway, near Watson Lake.
Share Twitter via @Abc13HoustonDee Ann HaneyA Galveston County Grand Jury has indicted Texas City Commissioner Dee Ann Haney on two counts of manslaughter. Haney was involved in a crash last year that killed two men, 58-year-old Duoc Van Le and his son, 32-year old Hong Phuc Le. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement the charges against Haney can result in probation or up to twenty years in prison. Haney is accused of having driven after consuming muscle relaxers and a sedative and failing to maintain her lane. The District Attorney’s office says Haney is currently free on bond.Meanwhile, Haney is facing re-election in the May 5, 2018 uniform election. She faces two opponents.
Journal information: ACS Nano The researchers, led by Chunyi Zhi, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, have published a paper on the new yarn battery in a recent issue of ACS Nano.So far it has been challenging to develop high-performance wearable batteries due to a lack of materials that are both highly conductive yet strong and flexible enough to be woven into fabric. By addressing these issues, the new yarn battery exhibits one of the best performances to date, including a power density similar to that of supercapacitors, as well as an energy density and capacity similar to that of conventional batteries.”We utilize highly conductive and weavable yarns to fabricate a yarn battery with state-of-the-art performance in terms of capacity, energy density, power density, and rate capability,” Zhi told Phys.org. “The yarns are further weaved to make a wristband battery to power various personal electronics.”The core of the yarn battery consists of highly flexible micrometer-sized stainless steel filaments, onto which metals are deposited (zinc as the anode, nickel cobalt hydroxide as the cathode). A gel electrolyte is then coated around the entire piece of yarn. A new low-cost battery offers a hefty voltage and sustained energy capacity As the researchers explain, each material contributes to the good performance of the overall battery: The stainless steel yarn is strong enough to be woven and knitted by both machine and hand, and its conductivity also provides good long-distance electron transport. Synergistic effects between the nickel and cobalt metal ions boost the capacity and energy density values above those that would be possible using either metal alone.By the numbers, the battery delivers power densities of 2.2 W/cm3, and 33 mW/cm2 for the whole battery. It has energy densities of 8 mWh/cm3, and 0.12 mWh/cm2 for the whole battery. All of these values are among the highest reported to date. The battery’s capacity, 16.6 mAh/cm3, is the highest value so far reported for a fiber-based energy storage device, to the best of the researchers’ knowledge.After bending and twisting for 1,000 cycles, the battery retains 80% and 70% of its initial capacity, respectively. The researchers explain that the capacity loss is due to the formation of cracks on the electrodes when deformed.To demonstrate the battery, the researchers wove the conductive yarn into a large conductive cloth, which could be used as a wristband battery to power electronic devices such as watches and LEDs. They expect that the yarn battery will have applications for wearable electronics, smart garments, and in healthcare in the future.”Next we plan to make textile batteries that are washable, water-proof, and durable, in order to be closer to commercialization,” Zhi said. The flexible, conductive yarn can be woven or knitted into cloth, which can later be used to power various electronic devices. Credit: Huang et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society (Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated rechargeable batteries by using highly conductive yarns that have a diameter and flexibility similar to that of a piece of cotton yarn. The new yarn battery can be woven into fabric and worn as a wristband or other type of clothing to power watches, LEDs, pulse monitors, and other small personal electronics. A wristband made of cloth woven from the new yarn battery can power a watch (left), LEDs (upper right), and a pulse sensor (bottom right). Credit: Huang et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society More information: Yan Huang et al. “Weavable, Conductive Yarn-Based NiCo//Zn Textile Battery with High Energy Density and Rate Capability.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03322 Explore further © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Watches, LEDs powered by yarn battery (2017, August 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-powered-yarn-battery.html 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.
Rami Tabari, Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoForbes15 Cities With the Worst Drivers in AmericaForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Rami Tabari, on As someone who constantly reviews each and every breed of laptop, from the most-premium gaming laptops to luxurious business notebooks, I still haven’t found the perfect one for me.I have come close, with laptops like the Dell XPS 15 and the Razer Blade 15. Those are both great systems, but they don’t exactly hit the mark in all the categories I need. 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Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dream-gaming-laptop?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Here’s what my dream gaming laptop looks like:DesignLet’s start with the basics: a 15-inch laptop, weighing just under 5 pounds and measuring 0.7 inches thick. A premium aluminum chassis is a necessity.I love the Razer Blade 15’s external design, as it has a tight, sturdy body, so we’ll use that as a base. However, instead of Mercury White, we’ll paint it silver, like the XPS 15. I do love the Mercury White, but I prefer a more discreet, businesslike design.For the interior, we’ll also take more of a business approach and use some elements from the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5. We’ll go with a black keyboard with two top-firing speakers on either side of it. However, for bezels, no laptop does it better than the new XPS 15, and that’s because Dell made its own tiny, proprietary, top-facing webcam to maintain the display’s InfinityEdge design.SpecsThis baby is going to be outfitted with, at the very least, an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.These are pretty standard specs for thin-and-light gaming laptops, but if I wanted to go nuts, I would want to ramp up the storage to a 1TB SSD — but not just any SSD. I’m talking about a devilish MacBook Pro-level SSD — you know, the one with 2GB-plus transfer speeds. Apple doesn’t have a monopoly on fast SSDs, so get to work, laptop makers.DisplayFor the display, I’m a reasonable man. All I want is a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, matte panel that utilizes Nvidia G-Sync technology and has a refresh rate of 144 Hz. I’m not asking for 4K or even OLED, but what I want is a reasonably bright and vivid panel.I’d like to see a minimum of 150% of the sRGB color gamut covered, which is totally plausible, as we’ve seen with the Lenovo Legion Y7000 and the Dell G5 15 SE. In regards to brightness, however, I want at least 350 nits, which we did clock on laptops like the XPS 15.Keyboard and TouchpadIt’s easy to request a thick, comfortable keyboard, like the one on the Area-51m, but we’re not going to get a keyboard that badass in a laptop that’s only 0.7 inches thick. However, the perfect keyboard for my dream laptop isn’t a gaming one; instead, it’s one directly from HP’s EliteBook line.The EliteBooks sport some of the best keyboards and touchpads around, especially for business laptops. I need something that’s not only comfortable, but also agile enough that I can blast through articles in no time. The EliteBook x360 1040 G5 has the most tactile and responsive keyboard I’ve tested so far on a thin notebook. The only thing I would change would be to give it full-size arrow keys and function keys.I would also take everything about the EliteBook’s touchpad, as the premium glass design makes that pad incomparably soft. However, I’d make my touchpad as big as the Razer Blade 15’s 5 x 3-inch version, which extends to the very edge of the deck. And Windows 10 Precision drivers are a must. (I can’t believe I have to say that.)AudioI just want something that doesn’t sound like it’s coming out of a tin can. As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder’s dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge. But seriously, getting a good pair of speakers in a gaming laptop is harder than I’d like to admit, which is why I mostly listen to audio via headphones. However, if I had to choose, I’d go with the top-firing Bang & Olufsen speakers in the HP EliteBook 840 G5. Those speakers had a great handle on bass, and the sound was full and accurately depicted the depth in any song I played.Battery LifeI want 8 hours of battery life. Just hear me out. I know battery life can be touch and go, especially because a lot of gaming laptops can barely achieve 3 hours. But we’ve recently seen some pretty wild numbers on strong, thin gaming laptops.The Razer Blade 15 nailed 5 hours and 2 minutes on the Laptop Mag battery test, and even better than that, the Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic survived a ridiculous 6 hours and 58 minutes on a charge. Both gaming laptops come armed with RTX 2070 GPUs, so while 8 hours might seem like a stretch right now, we’re really only an hour away from that paradise.OutlookLets recap: My dream laptop is a thin-and-light 15.6-inch gaming notebook with strong overall performance, a vivid 144-Hz display, a punchy keyboard, a pair of bangin’ speakers and workday-long battery life.What I want will probably be expensive and a pain in the ass to make, but it is possible. Most of my requests have appeared in some form or another in other laptops.Look at it this way: If we’re getting ridiculous dual-screen laptops and foldable notebooks, my request isn’t too far-fetched. So, let’s see who can make my dream gaming laptop first.
Related posts:La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, world’s toughest mountain bike race, starts Thursday Costa Rica’s Román Urbina inducted into Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Costa Rica’s Laurens Molina wins Los Angeles Marathon Costa Rica tops Russia 4-3 in road friendly The three-day mountain bike race they callthe most grueling in the world concluded Saturday as Colombian Luis Mejía won the men’s overall title for the second consecutive year. Mejía, who is the first foreigner in the Ruta de los Conquistadores’ 24-year history to win back-to-back titles, completed the agonizing, 253-kilometer journey from Costa Rica’s Pacific to Atlantic sides in 10 hours and five minutes.The Colombian rider finished just minutes ahead of Costa Rica’s Josep Betalú, who actually won Saturday’s heat after coming in narrow second-place finishes on the two prior days.“This is victory goes out to all my teammates and family,” Mejía told reporters after crossing the finish line. “This year was pretty hard. I think that I came better prepared and I had a great race that we ran well, and got the results we wanted.”Angela Parra, another Colombian who, like Mejía, was on the CBZ Asfaltos – 7C Santa Cruz team, was the top female finisher in the competition and finished Day 3 with a time of 13 hours and 42 minutes, a full hour ahead of the next woman cyclist.On Friday, Olympic triathlete Leonardo Chacón was helped by two fans after passing out near the route’s conclusion in Santa Ana. Still, Chacón managed to finish in the top 25 on the second day of competition. Chacón, who just had recent success at an international triathlon in Hawaii, finished 14th in Saturday’s final leg. Facebook Comments
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Sydney airport has experienced its busiest July on record, boosted by an increase in domestic and international passenger numbers.The rise in arrivals and departures was driven by increased capacity for both international and domestic airlines, including Scoot, AirAsia X, Emirates, Tiger and Jetstar. Overall the number of domestic passengers increased by 2.6 percent to 2.1 million and international passengers increased 3.6 percent to 1.1 million for the month of July, according to Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather.Ms Mather revealed there was a significant growth in Singaporean (54 percent) and Malaysian (45 percent) nationals arriving in Sydney, with Chinese passengers also continuing to grow at 12 percent for the month.
(AP photos) Top Stories Our NFL team stands trial this Sunday. So does Arizona’s rookie head coach. So does the entire organization.So does our status as a rising sports town.The Cardinals are 0-2 and rank among the worst teams in the NFL. This is not opinion. This is fact spawned from statistics, scoreboards and viewers swearing off an offense that struggles to reach midfield.The Diamondbacks can’t score, either, and don’t seem to care. Their September tank job is nearly complete. Before plummeting to new depths on Tuesday, they had posted a 4-12 record in their first 16 games of the stretch run. The Cardinals are facing a similar crisis. Head coach Steve Wilks said the team will scale back its offense. He also said it will get more creative with its play calling. If that sounds like a contradiction, it’s because the new head coach is scrambling.Two games into his tenure, Wilks is already on a hot seat. Not with team president Michael Bidwill. With football fans in Arizona who properly wonder how an NFL team can look this bad, who wonder if the former defensive coordinator is in over his head.Same with general manager Steve Keim. His draft record has been increasingly spotty. The team defended its subpar group of wide receivers against all evidence to the contrary, until the problem became too obvious to ignore. His best defenders keep ending up elsewhere, and he still hasn’t solved the offensive line or the cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.Meanwhile, Josh Gordon was snapped up by the Patriots, a team that has reportedly made 28 transactions involving a wide receiver since league business commenced in March.The heat is also on offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who was fired as offensive coordinator in Denver midway through the 2017 season. I thought McCoy was a perfect fit in Arizona, a seasoned wingman who could ease the burden on a rookie head coach, a flexible sort known to play to his strengths. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cardinals are staring at the same kind of numbers, a team that will be lucky to go 4-12. Our collective faith has been shaken.Related LinksDiamondbacks’ low point of season sinks further with loss to CubsThe Consensus Week 3: Cardinals fall after Los Angeles debacleWin or lose, ASU coach Herm Edwards doesn’t find sleep easy to come byCardinals dead last in several statistical categories: By the numbersThe Diamondbacks are looking at an inglorious end. The legend of Archie Bradley has been derailed. Paul Goldschmidt recently heard MVP chants from the crowd at Chase Field, except they were directed at Cubs star Javy Baez.Just before that awful moment, Baez took a baseball bat to the dugout bathroom, causing significant damage in frustration. It was more emotion than the Diamondbacks have shown all season.So what in the world went wrong?On Aug. 17, the Diamondbacks held a 1.5-game lead in the National League West. The Cardinals smothered the Saints in New Orleans, a meaningless but dominant preseason display that filled our tanks with false optimism. The Suns won the draft lottery earlier in the summer. Devin Booker had his contract. The Valley was lifting off to a new kind of future, anchored to a pair of draft-day coups in Josh Rosen and Deandre Ayton.Look at us now. The Diamondbacks might finish with a losing record. The Dodgers could clinch the division at Chase Field once again. Mounted police could be forced to defend the sanctity of our pool, enduring another round of national ridicule. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires But the early results are indefensible. Former kicker Jay Feely said McCoy was partially to blame for not having a philosophy or identity to lean on in tough times like this. And on Wednesday, a popular website offered this advice to all fantasy football players:“Find someone other than David Johnson.”It’s too late for the Diamondbacks, a team that faces a major overhaul in the offseason, a franchise that squandered a division title and a chance at rare civic momentum. Arizona hasn’t posted successive postseason berths since 2002 — one-hit wonders once again.It’s getting late for the Cardinals. They face the ascending Bears on Sunday, offering another serious challenge for Arizona’s anemic offense. Through two weeks, NFL quarterbacks have posted 114 touchdown passes, the most in 17 years. The Cardinals have none, the only team incapable of exploiting handcuffed defenses in 2018.They get another chance to change the narrative on Sunday. They will be playing before an audience that will be cheering loudly for the opponent. Just like that, our bright future feels suspiciously like our pathetic past.Reach Bickley at email@example.com. Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. 71 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBA Strike – Alternative Flights and AdviceBritish Airways have today announced dates of their forthcoming cabin crew strikeSpain Strike AdviceHere’s some advice on how the Spanish strike may affect you flightBA Xmas Strike: CancelledThe BA Xmas Strike has been cancelled. Unite union members planned strike actionUpdated: 1st June 2010When are the BA strikes?Unite will be taking the strikes up till the 9th June 2010.Need strike advice? If you can’t find the information you need on this page, visit Skyscanner’s BA strike advice forumWhich BA flights will be affected?BA is doing its best to ensure as many flights run as possible and is striving to minimise disruption, but inevitably some flights will be cancelled or delayed.London Gatwick: BA expects all flights to operate normally.London City: BA expects all flights to operate normally.London Heathrow: Check with BA to see which flights are affected.To check your rebooking options or change your flight visit BA’s strike page.What should I do?Contact BA to see if your flight is affected. If it is, do not go to the airpot. Contact BA with regards to rebooking your flight.Got questions about the BA strike?Visit our BA Strike Help forum where Skyscanner staff are on hand to help answer any questions you have.Need alternative flights?Find flights from Heathrow
7. The Salt RoomWhen The Salt Room opened in February 2015 on King’s Road it became an instant favourite – its uninterrupted sea views from the terrace, or through the huge glass windows, are the perfect accompaniment to the fish-focused menu. The Josper charcoal grill cooks up moist whole fish, lobster and Black Angus steaks (from £18) while the fruits of the sea platter features oysters, langoustines, prawns, mussels, clams and cockles – plus lobster (£40) or crab (£35). There’s also Sunday lunch on Sundays from 12–4pm. 8. Brighton Beer DispensaryFrom real ale, to craft beers and all of the porters in between, this Dean Street drinking den is the best in Brighton for a proper pint, run by local brewers Brighton Bier. You’ll find up to ten ales on tap at any one time (always at least one by Brighton Bier) – the 5% South Coast IPA perhaps, or the 3.3% Thirty Three range of pale ale, red and black. Burgers, chicken wings and roast dinners line the stomach and there’s a good range of whiskies too. For more on where to find the best pints in the UK, read about these terrific craft beer pubs. 6. OhSo SocialThere’s no bad time to call into OhSo Social. During the day you can sit on the beachfront terrace and munch on fish and chips (£9.95) washed down with a craft beer, while night times see the resident DJs tempting you onto your feet on the dancefloor. Find this cool beach spot on Kings Road Arches, with prime tables enjoying beautiful panoramas over the water towards the pier. There’s no door charge and you won’t be kicked out until 2am on Saturday nights. For more ideas on where to party post-World Cup match, check this list out. 4. Terre a TerreVeggies rejoice, there is innovative vegetarian cuisine to be found in the UK, and it’s right here in Brighton at this award-winning restaurant on East Brighton Street. The menu is extensive, with plenty of small plates ripe for sharing. Try the savoury churros or hot smoked tofu before moving on to mains such as aubergine dengaku (soft sake-baked aubergine served with numerous accompaniments) or the potato, onion and garlic rosti. Mains cost around £15.5. The CricketersBrighton’s oldest pub was immortalised by Graham Greene in his novel Brighton Rock and today keeps the Victorian era alive with its low lighting, thick carpets and traditional wooden bar. Fancy a spook with your supper? The Cricketers offers a special three course menu if you go on one of the ghost walks of the lanes (every Tuesday to Saturday night from 7:30pm). There’s decent pub grub at lunchtimes (try the burger for £11) and a pleasant courtyard bar. 10. FanzoneBrighton will open a dedicated and family-friendly Fan Zone on its beach, just east of Brighton Pier, during the first weekend of the tournament. From Friday 18th until Sunday 20th of September the free to enter zone will feature big screens where you can watch the games, grab a bite to eat from various food and drink stalls, as well as enjoy a few activities yet to be revealed. Opening hours are 4–11pm Friday, 11am–11pm Saturday and 11am–8pm Sunday. How to get to the gamesThe nearest station to Brighton Community Stadium is Falmer, served by trains from Brighton and Lewes. There will also be a shuttle bus running from the Fanzone, near Brighton Pier, to the stadium. If you’re driving you’ll need to use the Park and Ride service – £15 per car including a free shuttle to the stadium. Only blue badge holders will be able to park at the venue itself. Going to any of the games this Rugby World Cup? Check out our handy guides to some of the host cities:Top 10 places to eat and drink in ManchesterCheck out our Top 10 pick of places to eat and drink in the city of Oasis and Manchester United – ideal for 2015 Rugby World Cup visitors.Top 10 bars and restaurants in London for rugby fansOur tips for 10 best places to eat and drink in London post-World Cup match.Top 10 places to eat and drink in Cardiff for rugby fansTravelling to Cardiff for the 2015 Rugby World Cup? Take note of our top tips on where to eat and drink in the Welsh capital.Top 10 places in Gloucester for scrummy scran during the RWCIt’s rugby-mad Gloucester’s time to shine as it welcomes the Rugby World Cup.Exeter’s 10 best rugby pubs and fan friendly restaurantsWith its cosy pubs and buzzing local student community, Exeter is set to prove Devon can party come the Rugby World Cup.6 of the best places to eat and drink in Leicester whether you like rugby or notCelebrate Rugby World Cup victory in one of these six top pubs and restaurants in Leicester.7 incredible rugby stadiums around the worldGet set for the Rugby World Cup with our world tour of where to see rugby at its very best.Written by Helen Ochrya for Skyscanner.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Café CohoNeed a coffee to kickstart the rugby packed weekend? There’s nowhere better than this local chain of stylish cafés. Take your pick from two locations – they have a spot on Ship Street and another right next to Brighton train station on Queens Road. The house blend in both is Revelation from Union Hand-Roasted, but there are always plenty of guest grinds available too, so ask the friendly baristas for their recommendations. Accompany your caffeine with a brunch of eggs Benedict or the pancake tower with bacon and maple syrup.2. Chilli PickleMore sophisticated than your average curry house, this authentic Indian restaurant (on Jubilee Street) serves up delicious fresh tandoori dishes, curries and biryanis. At lunchtime the best bet is the thali, a main dish served with rice, vegetables, dal, pickle, chutney, salad, raita, pappad and baby naan bread – a complete meal, served on a tray, from £11.50. There’s a separate kids menu too.3. Riddle & Finns, The BeachBook ahead to dine under the seafront arches at this popular champagne and oyster bar, the sister restaurant to the original Lanes location. Seafood is the order of the day, with starters running the gamut from sashimi to sautéed squid and mains including dressed crab (£9.25) and whole gambas. For a real blowout order the fresh lobster platter (£45). RelatedTop 10 places to eat and drink in Cardiff for rugby fansTravelling to Cardiff for the 2015 Rugby World Cup? Take note of our top tips on where to eat and drink in the Welsh capital.Top 10 places to eat and drink in Gloucester for rugby fansIt’s rugby-mad Gloucester’s time to shine as it welcomes the Rugby World Cup.12 top places to drink and party post-match during the Rugby World CupNot ready to call it a day after the rugby? Discover the best post-match party spots! 9. Gelato GustoKids screaming for ice cream? Head to the North Laine for Brighton’s best scoop, made daily on the premises from fresh milk and cream from a local Sussex dairy. Flavours change constantly but expect at least 20 to choose from: perhaps sea salt caramel, blueberry and dark Ecuadorian chocolate or syrup sponge pudding (or all three) will take your fancy? New guest flavours are introduced every week. There’s a range of desserts too, from affogato and banana split to hot fudge sundae and even a gelato burger, made with a brioche bun (£3.50).
This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan, left, and Lucas Hedges in a scene from “Lady Bird.” The film was nominated for the top honor for the GLAAD Media Awards. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Five feature films including “The Shape of Water” and “Call Me By Your Name” have been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards, one year after it found only two films to honour for gay-inclusive story lines and characters.The other wide-release films nominated Friday are “Battle of the Sexes,” ”Lady Bird” and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.”Last year’s nomination of only two films by the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group was its fewest nominations for major releases since 2003. It is the 29th year GLAAD has bestowed awards for projects that provide “fair, accurate and multi-dimensional” depictions of LGBTQ characters.GLAAD also nominates work in various other media, including television, music, journalism and comic books. Winner announcements are spread between two ceremonies: April 12 in Los Angeles and May 5 in New York.Netflix led television nominees with seven nods. The networks ABC, CBS and NBC each received six nominations.Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Kesha and Sam Smith are among 10 nominees for outstanding music artist.Jay Z’s song and music video “Smile,” which featured his mother coming out as a lesbian, were singled out for a special honour.GLAAD is also for the first time honouring children and family shows featuring inclusive programming, announcing nominations for episodes of the Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” and “Doc McStuffins” as well as Amazon’s “Danger & Eggs,” Nickelodeon’s “The Loud House” and Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe.”“What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis wrote in a statement.___Online: www.glaad.org/mediaawards___For full coverage of awards season, visit: https://apnews.com/tag/AwardsSeason by The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2018 8:16 am PDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ land GLAAD nominations
June 30, 2014On Tuesday, June 24th, nearly 40 students from ASU’s SummerBridge program visited Arcosanti for the morning. The students are all rising 9th graders in ASU’s Preparatory High Schools, and will be attending the downtown Phoenix campus or the polytechnic campus this fall. [photos by Sue Kirsch, text by Kate Bemesderfer]For their summer program, they are investigating “author’s effect,” and this week, the emphasis is on architects. Having already visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, the young scholars came to Arcosanti ready to explore the relationship between Paolo Soleri’s writing and the Arcosanti project itself. Tour guides Travis Shappell and Kate Bemesderfer gave each group a customized site tour (including some behind-the-scenes peeks), answered questions, and provided additional reading material (including an image of a page from one of Paolo’s own sketchbooks) from “Quaderno 11: Arcosanti.” The students displayed their intelligence and curiosity throughout the morning, asking questions and taking photos to gather information for what are sure to be some impressive essays!