Microsemi: Switchtec PCIe switches provide 16 GT/s PCIe connectivity

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon and Alibaba Cloud sign MoU on Internet of ThingsNext DDC: SBC chosen by NRL for DARPA robotic mission Microsemi announced sampling availability of its Switchtec Gen 4 PCIe switches, enabling customers to build next-generation high performance, low latency interconnect solutions in high growth markets including machine learning, data center servers and storage equipment. The new generation of PCIe switches offer high density and reliability as well as low power. With significant intellectual property reuse from our Gen 3 to Gen 4 PCIe switches, customers can leverage much of their Switchtec management software, drivers, firmware, and development tool investments—providing a lower risk, quicker time to revenue solution.The Switchtec Gen 4 PCIe switches are GPU-optimized with low pin-to-pin latency and low latency variation for optimal machine learning workload performance. Other features include up to 100 line-rate capable PCIe lanes as well as an integrated high-performance cut-through direct memory access (DMA) engine. High-reliability features include hot- and surprise-plug support, end-to-end data integrity and best-in-class debugging with the ChipLink diagnostics tool.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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Watch: MS Dhoni, KL Rahul in full flow at nets ahead of India’s World Cup 2019 opener

first_imgFormer India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was in his elements in Southampton on Monday as he batted in full flow in the nets ahead of Team India’s opening match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa on June 5.MS Dhoni went big in the nets session as he hit a few balls out of the park while also worked on his defensive shots at the same time.Dhoni has been in terrific form with the bat this year both for India and Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. The 37-year-old has amassed 327 runs in 9 ODIs for India at a staggering average of 81.75 with four half-centuries while in the IPL this season he scored 416 runs in 15 games at 83.20 with three fifties with CSK finishing as the runners-up..@msdhoni hitting them out of the park, nice and easy #TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Y2CKjBfOUKBCCI (@BCCI) June 3, 2019This is Dhoni’s fourth 50-over World Cup and probably his last and he remains as vital cog in the wheel for Team India being the most experienced player in the side.Virat Kohli will be looking up to Dhoni for advice during the games as he has been doing in white-ball cricket ever since taking over the captaincy.Apart from Dhoni, Karnataka batsman KL Rahul was also seen grinding it out in the nets in Southampton. Rahul more or less settled the debate on who would bat at No.4 for Team India after his magnificent hundred in the warm-up match against Bangladesh on May 28.#TeamIndia batsman @klrahul11 sweating it out in the nets ahead of the first #CWC19 fixture at The Ageas Bowl. pic.twitter.com/0uOf1a1iViadvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) June 3, 2019Rahul hit a classy 108 from 99 balls after walking into bat when India lost both their openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, cheaply in overcast conditions. His century was followed by Dhoni’s brutal 113 off 78 balls as India posted 359 for 7 and then bowled out Bangladesh for 264 to win the match by 95 runs in Cardiff.India’s spin-twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal both bagged three wickets each in the game while Jasprit Bumrah picked two.India lost it’s first warm-up match against New Zealand but bounced back in style against Bangladesh. Kohli’s side will be up against South Africa, who are yet to taste success in the tournament having lost against hosts England and Bangladesh in their first two games.Also Read | MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly standout Indian captains, says Michael ClarkeAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni hits rapid hundred in warm-up against BangladeshAlso Read | Used to call MS Dhoni a terrorist but he became a saint: Former teammatelast_img read more

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Notre Dame Will Be Favored In All But 2 Games This Coming Season

first_imgNotre Dame football players in a huddle.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)After playing ten games against Power 5 schools in 2018, Notre Dame will only play nine Power 5 opponents in 2019. But two of those games stand out as ones where the Fighting Irish might just meet their match.Betting odds from the FanDuel sports betting app show that Notre Dame will be favored in ten of their 12 regular season games this year. The two they’ll be underdogs in will be road games: at Georgia and at Michigan.The Georgia Bulldogs are favored in their game by a whopping 11.5 points. The Wolverines are favored by a strong 5.5 points.Despite boasting a better record than either of those schools last year, the Fighting Irish have not beaten the Wolverines in Ann Arbor since 2005, and lost to Georgia at home in 2017. #NotreDame will be a distinct underdog at both Georgia and Michigan this fall. @D_Farmer tries to find logic behind why by so much … https://t.co/6bBJKvoMrk— Notre Dame on NBC (@NDonNBC) May 31, 2019Both of those college football powerhouses are widely expected to compete for spots in the College Football Playoff next year. The other ten opponents on Notre Dame’s slate are, for the most part, not.As for Notre Dame, if the team has any hopes of making a second straight trip to the event, it’ll need to win at least one of those two games – along with the other ten games on its schedule.The College Football Playoff selection committee has yet to admit a two-loss team into the tournament.last_img read more

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Defence and Aerospace Company Expands Halifax Workforce

first_imgL-3 Communications Canada, an industry-leading defence and aerospace company, is expanding its Halifax operations to create an additional 210 positions for Nova Scotians over the next five years. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has reached a payroll rebate agreement with L-3 Communications Canada to accelerate the growth of its Halifax operation. “The province of Nova Scotia is pleased to be a partner in the growth of one of the world’s leading defence and aerospace companies, L-3 Communications Canada,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “The announcement also signals an enhanced aerospace industry in the province, and expanded opportunities for Nova Scotians.” Canadian Defence Review magazine has named L-3 Communications Canada’s number one ranked defence company. The company is projected to bring in a substantial amount of new business to Nova Scotia. The company’s expansion plan includes targeting growth in the Department of National Defence’s Maritime helicopter support; maintenance, repair, and overhaul; electronics manufacturing; and integrated systems for security applications. “We have seen tremendous growth in Nova Scotia’s defence and aerospace industry,” said Economic Development Minister Richard Hurlburt. “Targeted support for businesses in these strategic economic growth areas offer significant opportunities for Nova Scotia’s future and provides well-paying job options for our youth.” “Nova Scotia has many strategic assets that make it the ideal location to grow our operations,” said Anthony Caputo, president of L-3 Communications Canada. “With its skilled workforce, unrivaled infrastructure, competitive costs, and advantageous geographical location, Nova Scotia is uniquely suited to provide all the required conditions for a highly effective operation.” NSBI’s payroll rebate is set at a maximum of $2,480,000 over a five-year period. The earned rebate will be invested incrementally as the company achieves its employment goals. “The defence and aerospace sector is a natural business asset for this province,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “Nova Scotia’s business case for this type of operation is unbeatable. NSBI is pleased to play a role in helping industry-leading companies like L-3 Communications take advantage of these positive conditions, and to gain ground in increasing the number of high-quality career opportunities available in our province.” L-3 Communications Canada is an international defence, aerospace and public security company with a strong focus on military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, navel ship systems, sensors, communications, electronics systems. L-3 Communications Canada is headquartered in Markham, Ont., with six operating divisions across the country employing more than 3,000 high-technology personnel in four provinces (Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta). L-3 Communications Canada currently employs 150 people at its location in Enfield, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps companies in Nova Scotia meet their growth potential through business advisory, export development and financial services.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img QUEENS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8 will have alternating lane closures for ditching and culvert installation until Tuesday, June 8. Traffic control consists of a flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cheticamp River Bridge Cheticamp River Bridge on the Cabot Trail will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Exit 24 On Monday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 8, Exit 24 on Highway 104 will be detoured to Exit 25 for construction of the roundabout. North Foord Street, south of Highway 104 by the ramps, will be restricted to a single lane until Tuesday, Aug. 31 to allow for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Foord Street and Exit 24. The first phase of work consists of replacement of the sanitary sewer and installation of catch basin. Traffic control will be on site. Expect delays and use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-752-2946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103, between Exits 5 and 6, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-7994 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Seven sections of Highway 105 between Exit 6 and Exit 8 are reduced to one lane for construction and repaving. The work is expected to last until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 -30- DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 31 to Exit 32 will be reduced to one lane for repaving and shoulder work until Thursday, July 15. Traffic delays are expected. Cyclists are asked to use caution. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CONTINUING WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3 Trunk 3 will have alternating lane closures for ditching and culvert installation until Friday, June 18. Traffic control consists of a flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 Highway 106 at Exit 2, Granton-Abercrombie Road, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Wednesday, June 30. Traffic signals on site. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge Repairs to the Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive are expected to continue until the end of June. Traffic on the bridge will continue to be one lane until repairs are completed. Residents of Coxheath and Westmount are encouraged to use the interchange on Coxheath Road to get to Highway 125 during the construction period. Local Area Office: 902-563-2245 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure The Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is open to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, west of Exit 22 for about nine kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail replacement, patching and paving until Saturday, July 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-7311 HANTS COUNTY: Route 236 Route 254 in Kennetcook to Route 236 Northfield Road will be reduced to one lane for about 7.5 kilometers for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Traffic control persons will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 4 A 6.5 kilometre section of Trunk 4 from Wentworth Collingwood Road to Barclay Loop will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, repaving and bridge repairs until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends if required. Local Area Office: 902-447-3160 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 between Exit 8 and Exit 9 will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, widening of the twinned sections and paving until mid-June. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-541-5603.center_img ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic On Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane for repair work on the Pomquet River Bridge, near Heatherton, until Wednesday, June 30. Temporary traffic signals are on site, but delays are possible. Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Larry Uteck Interchange Detour ramps are open for traffic on Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) at the Larry Uteck Interchange. The detour provides two lanes in each direction around the construction site. Speed limit on the detour is 80 km/h. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101, Wentworth Road Highway 101, from Exit 5 to Exit 5A (Wentworth Road Overpass included), will be reduced to one lane, stop-and-go traffic, for cold planing and repaving until Saturday, July 31. The Wentworth Underpass will also have stop-and-go traffic for concrete repairs for the same time period. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10 will have alternating lane closures for ditching and culvert installation from Monday, June 8 until Friday, June 11. Traffic control consists of a flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until further notice for replacement. Detour from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, near Exit 26 in Sutherlands River will have a speed zone reduction to 70 km/h for ongoing construction work for the Highway 104 twinning project. It is in effect until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 NEW WORK HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2/Mill Village Road Trunk 2 from Gibb Road to 244 Interchange, about 2 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control persons will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 A 7.2 kilometre section of Highway 106, from Highway 104 north to Exit 2, including westbound ramps on Highway 104 and ramps at Exit 1A and Exit 2 on Highway 106, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, installation of rumble strips, patching and repaving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic delays are expected and motorists should use caution when travelling through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m., to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday and from 6:30 a.m., to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Corsen Bridge, two kilometres before Ingonish, continues to be reduced to one lane. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Clamshell Road Clamshell Road will be closed to replace culverts until Friday, June 11. A detour is available via East Petpeswick to Trunk 7 and then to West Petpeswick. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 INVERNESS COUNTY: Red River Road Red River Road will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Wednesday, June 30. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Exit 15 westbound to Exit 13 will be reduced to one lane for shaping and paving of crossovers until Saturday, July 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, from about two kilometres north of Catalone Gut Road, south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120last_img read more

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BAKU UN officials call on business leaders to help build inclusive societies

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, head of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body tasked with promoting harmony among nations, was among the main speakers at a business symposium ahead of tomorrow’s official kick-off of the 7th Global Forum.The Alliance’s Global Forum Baku 2016, will bring together nearly 3,000 participants, including Heads of State and Government, political officials, civil society representatives, religious and youth leaders, who will share their perspectives and solutions under the main theme on ‘Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal.’The private-sector contributions to interfaith understanding and peace can help unravel many political and economic tensionsAddressing business leaders today, Mr. Al-Nasser spotlighted the role of the private sector in dealing with, among others, interfaith issues, the refugee crisis, and the link between corporate diversity and business sustainability.“The private-sector contributions to interfaith understanding and peace can help unravel many political and economic tensions,” he said, emphasizing the urgent need to raise the universal level of understanding and partnership amid the growing political and economic dissonance.Interfaith models embrace four key items: tolerance, interreligious and intercultural dialogue, the culture of peace and combatting violent extremism, he said. The private sector and philanthropists highly contribute to promoting the values of peace and inclusive societies through partnerships with international organizations, governments and inclusive religious leaders.Turning to the refugee crisis, he said that the private sector can provide humanitarian aid and support refugees in their resettlement and professional integration. Throughout Europe, the support of the private sector can help migrants get jobs.Mr. Al-Nasser also said diversity and inclusion should be at the core of any corporate sustainability strategy as these values can drive greater results for corporations. Companies must build their culture based on such drivers.’Smart businesses understand success depends on success of societies’ Also addressing the business symposium was Ursula Wynhoven, Chief of Governance and Social Sustainability of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative to promote responsible practices and UN values to the global business community and in the UN system.She said that although the main responsibility for political and social stability and addressing poverty and inequality rested with governments, the private sector can play an important complementary role in helping to build and maintain inclusive societies through their workplace, marketplace and the communities where they operate.“Smart businesses understand that their success depends in large measure on the success of the societies where they operate,” she said.Recognizing that companies cannot operate successfully in societies that fail, fostering respect and understanding, embracing diversity and promoting inclusion are beginning to be understood as prerequisites for long-term business success.“We call on business to act responsibly by respecting universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, as well as to look for opportunities to support UN goals whether through their core business, social investment, advocacy and/or partnerships,” she said. read more

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Hundreds of Vietnamese men women and children flee to Australian shores

first_imgMore: Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes> NEARLY 40 YEARS after hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese fled the country’s Communist regime by boat, a growing number are taking to the water again.This year alone, 460 Vietnamese men, women and children have arrived on Australian shores — more than in the last five years combined. The unexpected spike is drawing fresh scrutiny of Hanoi’s deteriorating human rights record, though Vietnam’s flagging economy may also explain why migrants have been making the risky journey.The latest boat carrying Vietnamese cruised into Australia’s Christmas Island one morning last month, according to witnesses on the shore. The hull number showed it was a fishing vessel registered in Kien Giang, a southern Vietnamese province more than 2,300 kilometers from Christmas Island, which is much closer to Indonesia than it is to the Australian mainland.Many Vietnamese who have reached Australia have been held incommunicado. The government doesn’t release details about their religion and place of origin within Vietnam, both of which might hint at why they are seeking asylum.Truong Chi Liem, from the Villawood Immigration Detention Center on the outskirts of Sydney, would not reveal details of his case but said, “I’d rather die here than be forced back to Vietnam”.Taken on April 14, 2013, Australian customs officials search Vietnamese asylum seekers after their arrival on Christmas Island, Australia. (AP Photo)The 23-year-old left Vietnam five years ago but who was detained en route in Indonesia for 18 months. He said Vietnamese simply looking to make more money shouldn’t attempt a boat journey, but he also said, “If a person is living a miserable life, faced with repression and threats by the authorities there, then they should leave.”Some Vietnamese reach Australia via Indonesia, following the same route that the far more numerous asylum seekers from South Asia and the Middle East have blazed for more than a decade. Others set sail from Vietnam itself, a far longer and riskier journey.In separate statements, the Australian and Vietnamese governments said the overwhelming majority or all of the arrivals were economic migrants, which would make them ineligible for asylum. Several Vietnamese community activists in Australia and lawyers who have represented asylum-seekers from the Southeast Asian country dispute that categorization or raised questions over the screening process Australia uses.Those activists and lawyers also raise concerns about what will become of the migrants, saying that while Australia doesn’t want to keep them, Vietnam doesn’t want to take them back.“Vietnam’s attitude is that, ‘These are people who will never be our friends, so why should we take them back?’” said Trung Doan, former head of the Vietnamese Community in Australia, a diaspora group.In a statement, the Vietnamese government said it is “willing to cooperate with concerned parties to resolve this issue.”Asylum-seekers are a sensitive issue for Vietnam because their journeys undermine Communist Party propaganda that all is well in the country. They also hark back to the mass exodus after the Vietnam War.On April 14, 2013, a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers are taken by barge to a jetty on Australia’s Christmas Island. (AP Photo)Those Vietnamese who fled persecution by the victorious Communists in the immediate aftermath of the war triggered a global humanitarian crisis. Their plight resonated with the U.S. and its allies, and they were initially given immediate refugee status. In 1989, they had to prove their cases pursuant to the Geneva Convention, and acceptance rates quickly fell as a result. Nearly 900,000 Vietnamese did make it out by boat or over land, with the United States, Canada and Australia accepting most of them.Vietnam remains a one-party state that arrests and hands long prison sentences to government critics, including bloggers and Roman Catholic activists. Human Rights Watch alleges torture in custody is routine. Christian groups have reported on alleged suspicious deaths in custody.Little is known about the background of those that have made the trip this year.Peter Hansen, a lawyer and Vietnam expert who advised in some appeals involving recent arrivals from Vietnam, said the small number of cases he was aware of didn’t involve intellectuals, bloggers or political dissidents most targeted in the current campaign by the government. But he cautioned that current Australian guidelines on the validity of claims from Vietnam didn’t take into account the reality of persecution against certain religious sects in specific parts of the country.Neighboring countries like Cambodia have continued to receive small numbers of asylum-seekers since the 1990s. Many thousands of Vietnamese have left the country to work in Asia or beyond, either illegally or as exported labor. Many don’t return after their contracts end.Australia appears to be the destination of choice, but the country is already facing a record number of asylum-seekers this year. Under public pressure, the Australian government has made it more difficult for people to be considered for asylum and often detained migrants on isolated islands away from lawyers. Critics say Canberra is avoiding its responsibilities under the U.N. refugee conventions by taking these measures.Australia can’t simply put the migrants on the first plane to Hanoi. They need to have travel documents issued to them by Vietnamese authorities, who must first confirm their identities.Of the 101 Vietnamese who arrived in Australia in 2011, only six have so far been returned to Vietnam. Very few, if any, have been granted asylum, according to lawyers and activists.- APRead: Calls for Direct Provision to be overhauled>last_img read more

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Meet the Cast of Netflixs Jupiters Legacy Superhero Series

first_img Mark your binge-watching calendars: Netflix just unveiled the cast for its new Jupiter’s Legacy superhero series, which includes Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, and other high profile stars.On Monday, Netflix announced the Jupiter’s Legacy cast in a press release. Jupiter’s Legacy, which is based on the graphic novels of the same name by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, will premiere on Netflix in 2020.Josh Duhamel will play Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian. An amazingly powerful superhero who’s also the longtime leader of the Union of Justice.#JupitersLegacy #JupitersLegacyNetflix pic.twitter.com/OAYHCSVrbd— Jupiter’s Legacy (@JupiterLegacy) February 9, 2019Jupiter’s Legacy highlights the world’s first generation of superheroes, who received their powers in the ’30s. Except, things get tricky for their superpower children, who try to live up to the accomplishments of their otherworldly parents..@joshduhamel @mslesliebibb @MattLanter @bendanielsss @ElenaKampouris Andrew Horton, and Mike Wade will star in #JupitersLegacy, an epic new superhero series from @stevendeknight and @mrmarkmillar pic.twitter.com/lKmjmG1Xa2— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) February 11, 2019Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian (Duhamel), is the leader of The Union superhero team who struggles to adapt to modern society. Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty (Bibb), one of the most powerful female superheroes on Earth and The Utopian’s wife, tries to balance his ideals with the violent world they reside in. Also stirring up family drama is Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave (Daniels), The Utopian’s older brother who isn’t afraid to engage in bloody conflict.Chloe Sampson (Elena Kampouris) and Brandon Sampson (Andrew Horton) are the unstable offspring of The Utopian and Lady Liberty. Chloe wants to get away from her abnormal parents, while Brandon, who’s training to take over The Union, struggles to live up to his dad’s mythical presence. Both siblings have different motives in the upcoming superhero drama.Other cast members include Mike Wade, who plays Fitz Small/The Flare, an important team member of The Union, and Matt Lanter as George Hutchence/Skyfox, a villain who aims to destroy The Union and the planet.Follow Jupiter Legacy’s Twitter account for more updates on the Netflix Originals superhero series.More on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019Zack Snyder Is Directing Netflix’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Zombie Thriller11 Cool Korean Shows We Want Netflix to Bring Over Stay on target What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer last_img read more

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Real Madrid blame Monaco for failing to sign Mbappe reveals Vasilyev

first_imgAS Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that Florentino Perez blams him for failing to sign Kylian Mbappe for Real MadridThe teenage sensation is one of the biggest young prospects in world football right now following a sensational World Cup campaign that saw Mbappe score four times for champions France.The 19-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain last year on a season-long loan deal from Monaco, which became permanent this summer after the Ligue 1 champions splashed out €145m plus €35m in add-ons.But PSG were not the only ones who wanted Mbappe and Vasilyev has now revealed that Perez still has regrets over his failure to bring the young striker to Madrid.“Every time I meet with Florentino (Perez), he tells me of his regret for the Mbappe situation,” said Vasilyev, as quoted by Football-Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He puts the blame on me for not selling him to Madrid…but it was up to the player!“Relations between us and Madrid remain strong though, and we both wish the player, who is a future Ballon d’Or winner for sure, was at our own club!”Mbappe scored 21 goals in 44 appearances in his first season with PSG.And he made more history on Saturday by becoming the first teenager to reach the 30-goal mark in Ligue 1 for 45 years after netting a late brace in PSG’s 3-1 win over Guingamp.last_img read more

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Sol Bamba asks fans to kick racism out of football

first_imgThe Cardiff City defender hopes the supporters can report racist incidents in order to kick racism out of football.Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba hopes racism can be forced out of football soon.But to do so, the footballer believes fans should do their part and report any racist incidents.“What upset me is that only one in three reports it. I think we need to do more because unfortunately, people think, if we report it, nothing’s going to come out of it. That’s the problem,” Bamba told Sky Sports.“There’s no place for it in this game now, or society in 2019. I think as a whole, we have to do more.”“I feel like we made progress, but we’ve gone back now. Recently a few incidents happened in games, in Italy and here. We made two steps forward and now three steps back,” he added.“It has to be completely gone now because there’s no place for it in the game.”“People have to make sure they report it, and when they do, there has to be a punishment,” he explained.“Football’s a beautiful game. We want to talk about goals and celebrations, but if they don’t do it right, the club has to be punished and the fans have to be punished.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The punishment has to be drastic. Proper punishments, no two-match bans, because that doesn’t make any difference,” Bamba concluded.Sol Bamba started his professional career in Paris Saint-Germain in 2004.He has also played in Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Leicester City, Trabzonspor, Palermo, and Leeds United.He joined Cardiff City in 2016.Bamba has suffered racism all through his life and he hopes he can live to see it kicked out of the football world.Crazy happy with this win, fighting with all the love we have for this club. A deep thought for Emiliano 🙏🏿💐💙 lets keep it that way lads !!! @CardiffCityFC #latewins #bestwins pic.twitter.com/xa2pcw9gXt— Sol Bamba (@Sol14Bamba) February 9, 2019last_img read more

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Study says crossborder economies produce billions

first_imgStudy says cross-border economies produce billions Posted: July 13, 2018 July 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The binational economic zone spanning San Diego and Imperial counties as well as Baja California produced $24.3 billion in foreign exports the last year data was available, according to a newly released study.Research conducted by the World Trade Center San Diego and UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies also claims that $6.2 billion stayed within the “Cali Baja mega-region” during 2013.The information comes as the Trump administration considers renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the president has repeatedly maligned as unfair to the U.S.“Against the backdrop of rapid changes in global production, a newfound ‘trade war’ with China and renegotiations of trade agreements,” economic prosperity relies upon border-spanning trade and production, said Nikia Clarke, World Trade Center San Diego executive director.“An integrated North American economy creates opportunity on both sides of the border. For every 10 jobs an American multinational creates in Mexico, it creates 25 in the United States,” she said. “As we look at a global economy where 95 percent of the world consumers live outside of North America, the ways we partner with Canada and Mexico to produce goods, services and technology is crucial to our economic future.”The impact of cross-border commerce isn’t limited to Southern California, according to the study.It says Mexico is California’s largest export market, with annual exports totaling $26.8 billion. Overall, data indicates Mexico supports more than 566,000 jobs in California.The study also says 51 percent of trade within the mega-region is in services, including computer systems design, scientific research, software publishing and data publishing.The region also produces commodities, according to data, including medical devices, semiconducters, aerospaces parts as well as audio and video equipment. The regional manufacturing sector directly employs 418,300 workers.“It is clear that the cross-border economic relationship plays a critical role in the Cali Baja mega-region in spurring economic growth, advancing technology and enhancing lives on many levels,” said Melissa Floca, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies associate director. “These findings underscore the importance of continued cooperation between Mexico and the U.S. to enhance the value we create as a region in services and advanced manufacturing.” Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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The top 10 most read stories 613 June 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 6 and 13 June 2019 were:Sainsbury’s appeal to dismiss equal pay claims proves unsuccessfulBNP Paribas wins Grand Prix at Employee Benefits Awards 2019Tesco to increase pay by 10.45% for hourly store and customer service staffSalesforce, Gap and PayPal UK among 2019’s Best Workplaces in the UKGovernment introduces recruitment and retention allowance for judgesEXCLUSIVE: Almost nine in 10 employers feel responsibility to provide financial wellbeingWincanton awards 19% pay increase for Kettering-based Argos warehouse staffSheriff’s captain loses job for using jail inmates to build workplace barbecueDefined benefit pension deficit increases to £240 billion as of May 2019Consumers’ association recommends new mothers receive a £2,000 pension bonuslast_img read more

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Heat Pumps Tap Oceans Thermal Energy

first_imgEngineering consultant Andy Baker says the thermal energy in the ocean is clean, efficient, unlimited. (Photo by Robert Woolsey. KCAW-Sitka)Download Audio Using seawater to heat large buildings in Alaska is no longer a pipe dream.Andy Baker, an engineer with YourCleanEnergy LLC, helped design an ocean-sourced heat pump system for the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward which will pay back the community’s investment in less than nine years — just in fuel savings.Baker spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce about practical applications for a technology that has quickly moved from theory into reality.There’s a big difference between talking about an innovative heating system that’s on the drawing board, and talking about one that’s now used in places like Seward, NOAA’s research lab in Auke Bay, and the Whistler Village and Convention Center in Vancouver.Baker described how the thermal energy carried in the current along Alaska’s coastline originated on the equator. Resurrection Bay, which supplies the Seward SeaLife Center, has a staggering amount of energy available.Baker tried to describe it in terms Alaskans might understand:“Here’s the real ah-ha picture. This was taken by the CEO of the SeaLife Center in 2009. In November, the seawater temperature is 50 degrees, the outdoor air temperature is 22. You see the latent heat of that body of water. It’s just a big hot tub steaming off. This bay is two miles wide and 11 miles long. So we’ve calculated the volume of the bay, and we know it raises 15 degrees in temperature over each summer season. We calculated how much heat that was, and if you tried to heat that bay using the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, you would have to burn it for 50 days, 600,000 barrels a day, at 85-percent efficiency. So it’s 20 percent of TAPS, in just one bay.”The disparity between ocean and air temperatures in the fall in Seward is because of the warm current. The difference isn’t quite as extreme in Sitka, but the result is the same: A basically limitless supply of seawater at a stable temperature that never freezes.Baker says the taxpayer-owned SeaLife Center turned off its two oil-fired boilers in 2012 and began to realize savings of $10,000 a month in fuel, or $120,000 a year. This will pay back the original investment in a little under nine years.Air-source heat pumps have been gaining ground in Sitka. Blatchley Middle School has heat pumps, the remodeled Harrigan Centennial Hall is slated to get them, and dozens of homeowners have installed residential versions.Only the Sitka Sound Science Center has been actively pursuing seawater heat pumps, and has installed an upgraded seawater intake for its aquarium that can be adapted to heat pumps.Baker says there’s a common misconception that heat pumps circulate corrosive seawater. Not true. The seawater raises the temperature of a coolant loop through a heat exchanger, and then is returned to the ocean.And for corrosion-resistance, the heat exchanger — like the one in Seward — is made from titanium.“And so this is really the star of the system,” Baker said “There’s no moving parts. That’s a $28,000 unit. It’s about 7-feet tall. There are 126 plates in it. In advance of it is an in-line filter that traps particles, so we don’t have clogging in the plate exchanger. And the Science Center here is looking at having a similar system — similar hardware, but on a smaller scale. And this is one of the most important investments. If you do this right and size it right, you’ll have plenty of heat coming into your system.”Baker also discussed expanding a seawater system beyond a single building — into a neighborhood district. The concept is already in use in Scandanavia. It functions like any utility, electricity or drinking water, but it this case it would be a coolant loop. Residents could connect heat pumps to it, or not. And cities understand pipes.“For the city it just means that they’re not in the heat business, they’re just pumping a loop of cold water around. That’s something you already do with your water system.”Baker touched on some other advantages of seawater-sourced heat pumps: Unlike air-source, they don’t become inefficient as the air cools down. Just the opposite. The greater the difference between the air temperature and the water source, the better they perform. There’s also no pollution — especially when the electricity is coming from hydropower.Baker said that liability — which can be mitigated in other forms of alternative energy like biomass — is off the table for seawater heat pumps. He cited other tangible benefits like more jobs for people to run and maintain neighborhood districts, and lower costs for residents and businesses in the winter. But he said not all benefits would be tangible.“If you do a project like this, people will start to identify your town with that innovation. People respect that. They look for that leadership.”Baker says that the Seward project benefited from two grants from the Alaska Energy Authority’s emerging technology fund. He described the Alaska Renewable Energy grant fund as “more problematic,” since it assigns communities like Sitka and Juneau lower fuel costs than elsewhere. Baker felt that if the AEA accurately reflected the cost of oil in its grant formula, Sitka would have had seawater heat pumps last year.last_img read more

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UFO Moviez Q3 results Demonetisation likely to hit companys ad revenues

first_imgUFO Moviez, a digital cinema network and in-cinema advertising platform, is expected to post modest growth in advertisement revenues for the December quarter (Q3, FY2017) due to demonetisation. Revenues for Q3 likely declined on year-on-year basis, according to a brokerage.Read: Shah Rukh’s Raees vs Hrithik’s Kaabil: SRK’s film leads in advance booking raceThe company is scheduled to declare its Q3 results on February 2, 2017. The UFO Moviez stock closed at Rs 409 on Friday on the BSE, down 1.03 percent from its previous close.”We forecast advertisement revenue to see a modest growth of 1.9 percent YoY impacted by demonetisation. We forecast in-cinema advertisement revenue to grow by 3.7 percent YoY lead by, a 7 percent YoY growth in the government segment,” analyst Urmil Shah of IDBI Capital Markets & Securities said in a note on Friday.”Further, due to decline in VPF revenue and hardware sales, we forecast over-call revenue to decline by 3.3 percent YoY to Rs 1,397 million (Rs 139.7 crore),” the analyst added. In the corresponding quarter last fiscal (Q3, FY2016), the company had reported 14.8 percent rise YoY in advertisement revenues to Rs 40.6 crore. Its net profit and sales stood at Rs 19.7 crore and Rs 145 crore, respectively, for that quarter.Business/revenue modelThe company has three sources of revenues — film distribution income, leasing of digital cinema equipment to exhibitors, and advertisements (in-cinema). The revenue mix is ~45 percent from distribution, ~24 percent from lease and ~31 percent from advertisements (H1, FY2017).The ad revenues have a potential to rise rapidly in multiplexes as compared to single-screens. “The time of ad per show in single screens still lags behind the average ad minutes in multiplexes, which are nearly 4.5x that of single screens. As the ad minutes in UFO screens begin to increase, it will have a multiplier effect on revenues,” ICICI Securities had said in a note in December 2015.Revenues from commercials placed at cinema halls is a big money spinner. “The in-cinema advertisement revenues in India have grown from Rs 1.40 billion in 2011 to Rs 6.27 billion (Rs 627 crore) in 2015 according to KPMG – FICCI Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Reports. In-cinema advertising is expected to be one of the fastest growing advertising verticals in India,” UFO Moviez said in its FY2016 annual report.At the end of September 2016, UFO Moviez had 5,055 screens in India and 1,675 screens across West Asia, Israel, Mexico and the US.Hindi films that were released during Q3 or at the end of Q2 included Dear Zindagi, Befikre, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shivaay, MS Dhoni and Kahaani 2. In 2015-16, the company digitally delivered 1,738 movies in 25 languages to 5,034 screens with an aggregate seating capacity of approximately 2.15 million viewers in India and in Nepal.Caravan TalkiesThe company has another business vertical, Caravan Talkies, which is an open movie viewing experience for India’s rural population situated in media dark areas. “A sundown show is played at villages typically at a weekly marketplace. Each caravan visits seven villages a week in a close circuit. Caravan Talkies remains operational for eight to nine months a year except during monsoons,” according to UFO Moviez.Other sources of income for UFO Moviez include Club Cinema (movie screenings of recently released films in clubs and community centres at private screens) and NOVA Cinemas (under which local entrepreneurs get to own and operate NOVA CINEMAS branded theaters in various part of the country).last_img read more

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Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused

first_img Citation: Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays (2013, May 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-russian-evidence-notion-lightning-cosmic.html (Phys.org) —Russian physicists Alex Gurevich and Anatoly Karashtin claim, in a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, they have found more evidence to support their idea that lightning is caused by cosmic rays. The notion was first proposed by Gurevich back in 1992, and has been a source of debate ever since. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: Runaway Breakdown and Hydrometeors in Lightning Initiation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 185005 (2013). prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i18/e185005AbstractThe particular electric pulse discharges are observed in thunderclouds during the initiation stage of negative cloud-to-ground lightning. The discharges are quite different from conventional streamers or leaders. A detailed analysis reveals that the shape of the pulses is determined by the runaway breakdown of air in the thundercloud electric field initiated by extensive atmospheric showers (RB-EAS). The high amplitude of the pulse electric current is due to the multiple microdischarges at hydrometeors stimulated and synchronized by the low-energy electrons generated in the RB-EAS process. The series of specific pulse discharges leads to charge reset from hydrometeors to the free ions and creates numerous stretched ion clusters, both positive and negative. As a result, a wide region in the thundercloud with a sufficiently high fractal ion conductivity is formed. The charge transport by ions plays a decisive role in the lightning leader preconditioning.via Physics Synopsis Journal information: Physical Review Letterscenter_img Image: Wikimedia Commons Scientists detect dark lightning linked to visible lightning No one really knows what causes lightning to form and strike—the prevailing view is that it comes about as a result of collisions between ice crystals in clouds and hail stones. But because clouds and the lightning they produce are unpredictable and hard to pin down, no one has been able to prove this theory. Another theory, proposed by Gurevich twenty years ago, says that lightning is formed from the collisions between cosmic rays and water droplets present in thunderclouds. Now he and a colleague claim to have found evidence to support this idea.Gurevich suggests that cosmic rays entering thunder clouds cause the air in them to be ionized, resulting in a lot of free electrons floating around. The electronic field already present in the cloud, he continues, leads to the free electrons being boosted to higher energies. When the electrons present in the air collide with water atoms, more electrons are released, setting off what he describes as an avalanche of high-energy particles that eventually give way to a “runaway breakdown”—a discharge that is witnessed as a lightning strike.As with other theories regarding the origins of lightning, Gurevich’s ideas haven’t been proved. But he hasn’t been sitting still. In this new effort, he along with Karashtin have been measuring and analyzing radio waves in storm clouds as lightning occurs. The idea is that if such strikes are due to interactions with cosmic rays, there should be measurable amounts of radio waves given off.Gurevich and Karashtin set up equipment to monitor storm clouds over Russia and Kazakhstan—recording radio waves emitted during 3,800 lightning strikes. In analyzing the data, they found that hundreds, and perhaps even thousands of short radio wave pulses occurred just as a bolt of lightning was about to form. Perhaps more importantly, they matched the models Gurevich had built years before. There was on hitch however, the amount of energy delivered by the cosmic rays in the model don’t happen often enough in the real world to cause lightning strikes in most every thunderstorm.Gurevich and Karashtin say the discrepancy can be explained by the addition of energy into the system by free electrons passing near hydrometeors (bits of hail or water droplets). When that happens, very small discharges result, adding to the total charge. Taken together they say, enough energy is added to cause the cascade that leads to lightning formation. 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.last_img read more

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Stronger people have sharper brains

first_imgIf you thought hitting the gym only builds your physical strength, think again. A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that stronger people perform better in brain functioning tests. Muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are, said the study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.”Our study confirms that people who are stronger do indeed tend to have better functioning brains,” said study co-author Joseph Firth from NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUsing data from the 475,397 participants from all around Britain, the new study showed that on average, stronger people performed better in brain functioning tests that included reaction speed, logical problem solving, and multiple different tests of memory.The study, which used UK Biobank data, showed the relationships were consistently strong in both people aged under 55 and those aged over 55. Previous studies had only shown this applies in elderly people. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe findings also showed that maximal handgrip was strongly correlated with both visual memory and reaction time in over one thousand people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.”We can see there is a clear connection between muscular strength and brain health,” Firth, who is also an honorary research fellow at the University of Manchester, said. “But really, what we need now, are more studies to test if we can actually make our brains healthier by doing things which make our muscles stronger – such as weight training,” he added.Previous research has already found that aerobic exercise can improve brain health.last_img read more

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Cancun thieves arrested in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Four Cancun men who made it their mission to rob a newly opened meat shop in Playa del Carmen have been arrested.An Emergency 911 call was made earlier this morning regarding a Maxicarne butcher shop in the subdivision of Villas del Sol in Playa del Carmen.According to preliminary information, agents of the municipal police managed to arrest the alleged thieves and a taxi driver belonging to the Andrés Quintana Roo Syndicate of Cancún in the vicinity of the Galaxias del Carmen II in Playa del Carmen.Reports say when police stopped the Cancun taxi, five people were inside, however, one managed to escape. The one who escaped was said to be armed. Police began a search operation to find the thief, closing a lane on Colosio Avenue. They also surrounded the Solidaridad road arch with Flor de Ciruelo street.The search extended to the vicinity of the Los Olivos subdivision, however, they came up empty handed.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Immigrants find themselves torn between hope defeat on Obamas plans

first_imgRelated posts:Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’ Obama to request $1 billion from Congress to help Central America New immigration program seeks to reunite Central American families in US Central American leaders offer plan to slow child migrant surge In the U.S. city of Baltimore on Thursday, an undocumented mother from Mexico named Jessica Mejía, 31, was praying that President Barack Obama’s executive action would protect her from deportation along with several million other illegal immigrants.Mejia said her greatest wish is to have a work permit — and to become legalized like her boyfriend, who was granted “deferred action” on deportation two years ago, and their 5-year-old son, who was born in the United States“This is my great hope,” said Mejía, who went to a branch office of the CASA de Maryland immigrant advocacy group in anticipation of Obama’s announcement.“If I can get a work permit, I can complete the picture of my life. I can study art. I can do more and know more people, not just my boyfriend and my son,” she said. “It would change everything in my life.”But in Washington’s Lafayette Square, where a group of “Dreamer Moms” has been fasting across from the White House for more than two weeks, undocumented immigrant María Reyes, 68, was crushed when she asked Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., whether there was any hope that she and the others would be included.Grijalva sighed and shook his head.“It’s a step, in general, but the goal we are seeking will not be realized,” he said in Spanish.Reyes, a Mexican who lives near Oakland, California, has two children who came to the United States illegally and were given temporary relief through Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But that was not enough to protect her entire family, she said. Now, she said, it seemed that Obama’s new announcement would also fall short.“It’s a small bandage for a large wound,” Reyes said.Mejía and Reyes were among the winners and losers in the executive action that Obama outlined Thursday night. As the White House gradually released details ahead of the announcement, it appeared that Mejía could qualify for a three-year deportation reprieve that will be granted to parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. And Reyes and other parents of the 600,000 “Dreamers” granted reprieves by Obama’s 2012 executive action will not receive legal status.Related: Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’In the hours before Obama’s announcement, millions of undocumented immigrants across the Washington region and the nation awaited the news with equal measures of excitement, anxiety and confusion.They gathered outside the White House and in Latino community centers from Los Angeles to Miami to Hyattsville, Maryland, speculating endlessly over the still-unreleased details of his plan.Many remained torn between hope and defeat, wondering whether they would qualify for an executive action that could literally transform their lives.What minimum age would the president set for U.S.-born children who could confer legality on their parents? How many years would he require parents to have lived in the United States? What new age limit would he set for the Dreamers — those who arrived illegally as children? What kinds of documents would they need to prove their case?For some immigrants such as Marío Juárez, 40, a painter from Guatemala, the answers to those details was irrelevant, because there is no chance he can qualify for relief.On Thursday morning, Juárez was one of a dozen men in thick jackets and scarred workboots waiting for day-labor jobs in a parking lot in Arlington, Virginia. All had come from Central America and Mexico, and many had lived and worked in the United States for years.All of them knew about the president’s imminent action — and all of them knew it would have no impact on them.“I’m happy for all those families who will be able to stay together now, but there are a lot of guys like me who came with the same dream. Now we’re being left out,” said Juárez, who has spent the past 12 years working odd construction jobs and sending money back home to his wife and three children.Recommended: Ellis Island in reverse: Where deportees go when they get home to GuatemalaA few feet away, José Medina, 62, nursed a cold cup of coffee. He said he had fled El Salvador in 1990 and obtained temporary protection as a war refugee but lost it because of paperwork problems and never found a way to become permanently legal.“It’s hard being alone here,” Medina said, mentioning that his sister in Maryland had become legal but that she had not been able to help him.”If people are criminals they should be deported, but not if they do honest work,” he added. “We are all out here on the corner because we don’t have work permits. Now maybe we never will.” U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to announce executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House on Nov. 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Jim Bourg/AFP/PoolSee also: Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador after a quarter-centuryAccording to several recent surveys of the undocumented immigrant population, about 3.7 million adults live with U.S. citizen or resident children, and 6.5 million live with no children at all. Of those, several hundred thousand may qualify for protection as “childhood arrivals,” a category Obama expanded.But several million, such as Juárez and Medina, will fall outside the tent, either because they never sought to obtain permanent legal status or tried and failed. In interviews Thursday, several day laborers in Arlington, Virginia and Hyattsville, Maryland said they had not been able to parlay temporary refugee status into permanent residency. Others said they had children born in the United States but were divorced or estranged from the mother.A few of the laborers, especially those who had joined unions or other groups, said they had been closely following the news of Obama’s pending action but did not yet know the details. Some were still holding out hope of being included.“I wish the president would help all 11 million of us, not just 5 million, but something is better than nothing,” said Antonio Chávez, 52, a Salvadoran construction worker who has been in the country for 20 years but had lost his original refugee protection long ago because of legal complications.One immigrant who has little doubts of qualifying is Rosario Reyes, 36, of Gaithersburg. She is the mother of a Dreamer, Ricardo, 19. and a U.S.-born child, Victor, 6.After days and nights of fasting with other Dreamer Moms in Lafayette Square, she said she planned to stay there and watch the president’s speech on her mobile device. But even as she smiled with happiness, her expression changed as she glanced at Maria Reyes and another protester sitting on a bench.“I am also sad because so many don’t have citizen children like I do. It’s not fair,” she said.One of the women, Karina Núñez, said she immigrated from Uruguay and settled in Connecticut with her two grown children. Because neither one of them was born in the United States, she will not be eligible for legalization under the details of the executive action.“What is the message they are sending?” she said. “Have your kids here? I pay taxes, and I should have the same rights.”Immigration activist Francisco Díaz did not hesitate to question Grijalva about the president’s action when he approached the small group of immigration demonstrators in front of the White House.“What will happen with Secure Communities?” he asked. The controversial program calls for local law enforcement to help identify immigrants for deportation and forward their information to federal authorities. It is designed to target violent criminals and repeat offenders, but critics have said it’s been used to incarcerate and deport those accused of minor infractions. The Obama administration revamped the law this year, but Díaz said the program continues to wreak irreparable havoc on immigrant families across the country.“It will be eliminated,” Grijalva said, eliciting muffled claps from the gloved hands of the Dreamer Moms gathered near him. “It has brought about more problems than solutions.”Díaz, 42, who lives in South Florida, followed up with another question, asking the congressman how he felt about the action.“For me, I don’t know whether to be happy or…” Grijalva started saying when Díaz interrupted: “Es agridulce,” he said. “It’s bittersweet.”The congressman shook his head.© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Personal Travel Managers revel in Club Med Cherating Beach Famil

first_img Club Meddiscover more here An absolute highlight – personal travel managers releasing baby turtles into the wild during Club Med Cherating Beach famil. From left to right: Irena Bryant, Michelle Michael-Pecora, Tanya Tyler, Jane Fowler, Luke Skarbek, Jason Smith, Pru Gallagher and Maisie NoonanPersonal Travel Managers revel in Club Med Cherating Beach FamilA select group of personal travel managers recently enjoyed a five-night Club Med Cherating Beach Malaysia experience. The famil included a night in Kuala Lumpur as part of an exclusive TravelManagers educational, hosted by Club Med and Malaysian Airlines.Escorted by Club Med representative Luke Skarbek, participating personal travel managers were Victoria based Maisie Noonan; New South Wales representatives Tanya Tyler, Jane Fowler, Michelle Michael – Pecora, Jason Smith and Irena Bryant with National Partnership Office representative Pru Gallagher.Located just a forty-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur, the personal travel managers all agree Club Med Cherating Beach with its beautiful beaches, unique experiences and genuinely friendly people make for a fantastic holiday experience.TravelManagers personal travel manager Tanya Tyler feeling very relaxed in the zen poolTyler representative for Riverview believes the all-inclusive concept provides a great value for money holiday option.“Club Med just offers so much and the great thing is that you can do as much or as little as you like. I certainly made the most of their huge range of activities and really got involved! With an all-inclusive concept that it’s quite easy to over indulge so the yoga and fitness classes along with the flying fox and rope course was a great way to stay in shape but also have lots of fun. With meals and drinks including cocktails, all part of the price, it’s the perfect way to holiday.”The standout highlight for Noonan, as reflected by all of the personal travel managers was the once in a lifetime opportunity to release baby turtles back into their natural habitat.“Club Med Cherating Beach has a turtle hatchery and being able to witness the turtles walk into the ocean for the very first time was truly a magical experience. It is definitely an activity I will be recommending – it is seasonal so be sure to check first before promising clients.”Club Med Cherating Beach is designed as the ideal family holiday destination for children of all ages.“Club Med offer fantastic kids’ club facilities with an array of unique activities to keep even the most active children entertained. The Little Circus where children experience the joys of the circus and petit cooking school were two standout activities where you could see the kids having an absolute ball,” says Michael- Pecora.Michael- Pecora also highlights that adults who are looking for a relaxing getaway are also well catered for at Club Med Cherating Beach.“The adults only zen pool area offers exactly what you would expect – peace, tranquility and relaxation. With its mesmerising views out across the beach to the ocean and lush jungles beyond, it was simply a wonderful place to escape to. For couples I would highly recommend dining at the specialty restaurant at least once as provides a pleasant change for the daily buffets that are part of the all-inclusive price.”The personal travel managers also took the opportunity to explore Cherating Village outside of Club Med.“I can highly recommend the local tour to see the fireflies, it was an incredible experience and again something truly unique that you don’t get to see every day. It’s well worth venturing out to try the local cuisine outside of Club Med, it’s very affordable and the seafood is amazing,” says Smith.The TravelManagers’ personal travel manager educational programme is backed up by strong state and national support, which includes a national partnership office with local business partnership managers.“TravelManagers national partnership office provides access to virtual office technology, training, marketing, fares and ticketing as well as 24/7 access to all mid and back-office processes. Combined with six state based business partnership managers and valuing key preferred supplier relationships, personal travel managers have access to the broadest and most in-depth support nationwide. This type of behind the scenes central and local state-based support is crucial,” says Michael Gazal, TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager.For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About TravelManagers Travel Managers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 490 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases. Club Med Cherating Beach Malaysiabook with a Personal Travel Manager herecenter_img Source = TravelManagers Australia – Club Med Cherating Beach Malaysialast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Lucky for the Cardinals, Mathieu was available to them in the third round, and smartly by the Cardinals, they drafted him. By now, it’s obvious the Arizona Cardinals got themselves a steal when they selected Tyrann Mathieu in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.The defensive back from LSU slid that far because of a series of off-the-field issues that ultimately led to him being kicked off his college team. It was enough for NFL teams to shy away from a former Heisman Trophy candidate who had earned a reputation for being a playmaker on the field. Comments   Share   The Cardinals took a chance on him with the 69th pick in the draft, and were rewarded rather handsomely. Mathieu’s rookie season was cut short by a late-season knee injury, but in 13 games he tallied 68 tackles along with 2 interceptions, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. The “Honey Badger” proved to be an invaluable member of the team’s sixth-ranked defense, and has people believing his future is very, very bright.And if the draft could be done over again, SI.com’s Don Banks believes he’d be a first-round pick, going 14th to the Carolina Panthers.Mathieu went down with a torn ACL and LCL in Week 14, otherwise he’d be even higher in our re-drafted first round. The Cardinals used their third-round pick perfectly, shifting him between slot cornerback and free safety, with great results. With Carolina just out of the money in terms of the draft’s three best defensive tackles, adding a playmaking force to its sometimes suspect secondary would be a valuable consolation prize. And can you imagine the practice-field battles between Steve Smith and Mathieu? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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