Search continues for Toronto DJ who went overboard Sunday night in Lake

first_imgTORONTO – Emergency crews are searching Lake Ontario for a Toronto DJ who fell overboard.Toronto police say they received a call at 9:44 p.m. Sunday from a friend of a man in his 20s who went overboard near Bluffer’s Park in the city’s east end.A man who says he is the victim’s uncle told reporters the missing boater is 27-year-old Partheepan Subramanium, an IT professional from Sri Lanka who also performs as DJ Brownsoul on the side.The uncle also said he helped raise the boy since he was 10 years old.Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says their marine unit responded and remains on scene, but the man hasn’t been found.She says the Canadian Coast Guard is helping out with a search helicopter and boat.Douglas-Cook says it remains unclear how the man fell into the water.last_img

Ethiopian crew followed procedure but unable to control jet Report

first_imgAddis Ababa: The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month killing 157 people, repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing, but were unable to regain control of the jet, according the investigators’ report released Thursday. The initial report, unveiled by Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges, cast further doubt on the system controlling the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model, which has been grounded worldwide for almost a month. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer, but was not able to control the aircraft,” said Dagmawit Moges, unveiling results of the preliminary probe into the crash. The report recommends “the aircraft flight control system shall be reviewed by the manufacturer,” she said. “Aviation authorities shall verify that the review of the aircraft flight control system has been adequately addressed by the manufacturer before the release of the aircraft for operations,” she added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe release of the report came after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a review of the certification of the automated flight control system on the 737 MAX. Boeing is reviewing the report. The Ethiopian Airlines flight was headed to Nairobi on a clear morning on March 10 when it plummeted nose-first into a field outside Addis Ababa just minutes after take-off, having reportedly experienced erratic steep climbs and descents.last_img read more

African war crimes suspect transferred to International Criminal Court

3 July 2008Belgian authorities today transferred Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and rape, to the Court’s detention centre in The Hague. Belgian authorities today transferred Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and rape, to the Court’s detention centre in The Hague. Mr. Bemba – President and Commander in Chief of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), an armed group that intervened in the 2002-2003 armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) – is alleged to be criminally responsible for five counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity committed on the territory of the CAR from 25 October 2002 to 15 March 2003. “Justice is coming for the victims, for the victims of the Central African Republic, for the victims of massive sexual violence worldwide,” ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said, welcoming the transfer of Mr. Bemba.He thanked the Belgian authorities for their efforts relating to the arrest and transfer of Mr. Bemba. “The case of Jean-Pierre Bemba is a text book example of how cooperation should work; it is such cooperation, by all States parties, which makes this Court, 10 years after the adoption of the Rome Statute, a reality,” he said. Mr. Bemba’s initial appearance before the Pre-Trial Chamber is scheduled for tomorrow. read more

UN climate change chief urges governments to accelerate talks on emissions reduction

Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said States needed to agree on the strengthening of international conditions to allow nations to work together to make deeper global emission cuts.“This means confronting the open political question of the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the only agreement today that captures binding commitments by industrialized countries,” Ms. Figueres told a news conference at UN Headquarters.The Kyoto Protocol is an addition to the UNFCCC that contains legally binding measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and whose first commitment period is due to expire next year. Negotiations on the second commitment phase of the Protocol continue.“What governments have very clear before them is that they’re already facing the possibility of a regulatory gap [on the new phase of the protocol] and the more they delay that, the more firm the regulatory gap will be. So I don’t expect that they will choose to extend that. My sense is there will be a lot of political commitment… but that is really going to be the top political issue for this year,” she said.Governments also needed to design the new climate institutions that will provide adequate and efficient climate support to developing countries, including the green climate fund, the technology mechanism, and the setting up of the climate change adaptation committee, she added.Outside of the negotiations process, Ms. Figueres said there were encouraging climate change trends, including a move, even by large economies towards new policies that promote low-carbon growth. The private was also increasingly investing in low-carbon business and renewable energy, she added.“So in Durban, governments need to take further steps to drive both of those very important trends and faster,” she said.She voiced concern that “the pace of the negotiations is going slower than science demands and the level of ambition is lower than science demands.” 12 May 2011The top United Nations climate change official today urged governments to step up the pace of negotiations on the further reduction of emissions of the hazardous greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, ahead of the next UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, in December. read more

India urged to sponsor resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

“It has disseminated wrong information about what is happening on the ground. It has continued to mislead the international community by saying that there is peace between Sinhalese and Tamils, assured that the former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) combatants have been rehabilitated and that the army has returned most lands belonging to the Tamils. These are not facts. And, the Indian government is siding with the Sri Lankan government,” alleged Mr. Thirumavalavan. Thirumavalavan told journalists in Chennai that the Maithiripala Sirisena’s regime in Sri Lanka has been consistently misleading the international community on the status of the Tamils and their rehabilitation. Echoing Thirumavalavan’s views, MDMK leader Vaiko demanded that a plebiscite be conducted in the Northern and Eastern regions of Sri Lanka, where Tamils are in a majority.“In an e-mail to the United Nations general secretary and the UNHRC’s Commissioner, I have explained the history of the conflict and underscored how Sri Lankan Tamils have been subjected to injustice. In my statement, I have also presented evidence for the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan armed forces in the final stages of the war,” said Vaiko. (Colombo Gazette) As a regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is set to meet in Geneva in March, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi in India Thol. Thirumavalavan urged the Indian Government to sponsor a resolution at the council that would ensure that there is an international investigation led by international judges into the alleged war crimes in the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009.He said that VCK, SDPI, Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi, Tamil nationalist parties and Periyarite groups will soon protest outside Central government offices to urge the Indian Government in this regard. read more

Sierra Leone UN mission warns of looming humanitarian crisis

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) today warned of a looming humanitarian crisis if the flow of Liberian refugees and Sierra Leonean returnees continued unabated over the next few weeks. Over the last three months, the situation in Liberia has precipitated a steady flow of Sierra Leonean returnees and Liberian refugees into Sierra Leone, according to the Mission. Since the beginning of June more than 17,000 refugees and close to 8,000 returnees have arrived in the country. UN and other agencies would soon be unable to respond appropriately to the needs of the new arrivals and there would be a “serious humanitarian crisis” in Sierra Leone, UNAMSIL said. Meanwhile, the chairman of the UN Security Council sanctions committee on Sierra Leone, Ambassador Adolfo A. Zinser of Mexico, continued his visit to the country. Yesterday he visited the district headquarters town of Kenema and Koidu in the diamond-rich district of Kono to assess the current peace process and political developments in Sierra Leone. read more

Louisville names Norton as Cardinals health care provider

Louisville student-athletes will also have online and mobile access to a nurse practitioner for non-urgent ailments. Athletic director Vince Tyra called it a “great day” in a release announcing the partnership. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville has named Norton Healthcare as the Cardinals’ official health care provider.The partnership announced Thursday will provide medical support for all 23 sports programs, including physicals and network access to physicians, orthopedic surgeons and neurologists. Norton Sports Health will also help fund athletic trainers on the sidelines, campus training rooms and imaging equipment. The region’s largest health care provider will also offer mental health services with access to counseling and performance specialists.- Advertisement –

Louisville sluggers Cardinals pour on runs early hold off Buckeyes late

One day after being shut out by the Louisville Cardinals, the Ohio State baseball team was left wondering where its bats have been.The explosive hitting returned Wednesday for the Buckeyes, though they lost their second-straight game to the Cardinals (38-7, 14-4 in the Big East), 10-8, as throwing errors once again cost OSU (24-17, 8-7 in the Big Ten).Louisville third baseman Phil Wunderlich hit his 18th home run of the season, a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off of OSU pitcher Brett McKinney to take a 9-5 lead.OSU catcher Dan Burkhart, who hit 5-for-5 on the afternoon, had an RBI single in the sixth inning, and center fielder Michael Stephens added another RBI single later in the inning to cut the deficit to 9-7.The Buckeyes closed the deficit to 9-8 after right fielder Brian DeLucia scored on a double play.In the eighth inning, Louisville shortstop Adam Duvall added an insurance run to push the final score to 10-8, singling home center fielder Drew Haynes who reached base on a throwing error.“I liked the way we competed a little bit,” OSU coach Bob Todd said. “But we dug ourselves in too deep a hole.”The error was OSU’s third of the game, which has been an Achilles’ heel for the team during a 3-8 stretch.Despite allowing eight runs in the first three innings, the Buckeyes responded with a Burkhart solo home run in the first, two runs in the second and two more off of an RBI double from shortstop Cory Rupert in the third to stay within reach at 8-5.“It was a good feeling to finally get a zero off the stats,” said Burkhart, who hit his first home run of the season Wednesday.Both starters, OSU’s Eric Shinn and Louisville’s Bob Revesz, failed to pitch more than two innings, as the teams combined for 10 runs in the first two frames.McKinney went three innings, giving up only the one home run to the Cardinals.DeLucia suffered a pinky finger injury in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch.“Right now, it’s just a bruise” DeLucia said. “But I will know more tomorrow.”After only registering five hits in Tuesday night’s 6-0 loss, the Buckeyes pounded out eight runs and 14 hits on the afternoon.“Putting up eight runs should give our hitters confidence for the weekend series against Illinois,” Burkhart said.With the win, Louisville coach Dan McDonnell has won five straight contests against OSU in his three years as coach of the Cardinals.“They’re in the top 10 for a reason,” Todd said.OSU will host a three-game series against conference foe Illinois at Bill Davis Stadium beginning at 6:35 p.m. Friday. read more

iPod touch gets 4inch display and touch loop

first_imgAlongside the iPhone 5 being unveiled and the iPod nano getting a major redesign, the iPod touch also got a makeover.The popular personal media player has also made the leap to a 4-inch display just like the iPhone 5, and at the same time has slimmed right down. The new touch is a mere 6.1mm thick and counts as the lightest iPod touch ever developed weighing in at just 88 grams.Inside you will find an A5 chip, so it isn’t on a par with the performance of the new iPhone, but you’re still getting a proven dual-core processor that pushed the iPhone 4S along at a speedy pace.You’ll also be glad to hear Apple has decided to include an iSight camera on the back along with LED flash. It’s a cut down version of the iPhone camera, rated at 5MP and capable of recording 720p video. It includes all of the other features of the iPhone iSight including autofocus, backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, face detection Panorama mode, and FaceTime. Apple also stated that iPhoto now works on the new iPod touch.Wireless compatibility includes both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for 802.11n and you can use AirPlay mirroring, too. Siri is also a standard feature now, and Apple has introduced 5 color choices for the casing.Even though there’s a larger display, faster wireless, and a HD camera on board, the battery life is still excellent. You’ll get 40 hours of music playback or 8 hours of video on a full battery. Recharging gets the battery to 80% in 2 hours.Overall an impressive update, but Apple had a surprise up its sleeve in the form of a brand new feature. On the back of the iPod touch in the lower left corner is a little circle. This is called the touch loop and can be pushed to allow you to connect a bracelet so as to keep the device safely attached while you play a game, watch a video, or listen to music.This new 5th generation iPod touch will be available in 32GB and 64GB configurations for $299 and $399 respectively. The 4th generation touches will remain on sales at $199 and $249 for 16GB and 32GB models. You can expect to pick up the new iPod touch in October.More at Applelast_img read more

Microsoft chasse le botnet Zeus

first_imgMicrosoft chasse le botnet ZeusLe logiciel malveillant est l’un des pires de sa génération…Microsoft le traque et aurait saisit plusieurs serveurs liés à ce botnet.Le géant américain de l’informatique vient de l’annoncer. Après avoir enquêté plusieurs mois, certains de ses experts, accompagnés de professionnels en tous genres (US Marshals, services financiers…) auraient procédé à des raids en Pennsylvanie et en Illinois, vendredi dernier, pour saisir des serveurs infectés par Zeus. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce cheval de Troie (et non pas le dieu grec) fut découvert en 2007 et est devenu très rapidement une plaie pour le monde du Web: usurpation d’identité et des transactions bancaires…stockées sur des serveurs zombies.C’est donc main dans la main avec la justice que la firme de Bill Gates travaille. Elle surveille actuellement 800 noms de domaines qui pourraient être associés au développement de Zeus et à ses infrastructures. 39 personnes seraient également soupçonnées de la propagation du botnet.En 5 ans de carrière, Zeus aurait déjà permis de subtiliser 100 millions de dollars rien qu’aux USA. Ce n’est pas moins de 13 millions d’ordinateurs qui en seraient affectés…Le 27 mars 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Montesano man sole survivor of boat sinking in Alaska

first_imgANCHORAGE, Alaska — After overshooting their destination on southeast Alaska’s Baranoff Island, the three high school friends in the borrowed aluminum fishing boat turned around and realized they were facing strong winds and big waves. They gunned it for shore — to no avail.The water swamped the 24-foot vessel in a harrowing ordeal that apparently left just one of them alive, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Dennis Monroe, 46, and Fred Swenson, both of Montesano, were on a fishing and camping trip with John Reid of Sitka, Alaska, Thursday evening. They had planned to meet up with three other men about 15 miles from Sitka, on their way to Baranoff Island’s southern tip.They missed the rendezvous spot, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen, and when they aimed for shore the boat swamped 200 yards out.The three, all wearing lifejackets, managed to climb into a small raft, but the waves tossed them out. Monroe and Swenson made it to a rock about halfway to land, where they could see Reid struggling in the water before being swept out of sight, Ipsen said.The rising tide forced them from the rock, and only Monroe made it to shore.“When he turned around, he saw Fred,” Ipsen said. “And then it’s dark, and he didn’t see him anymore.”Monroe spent a cold night clad only in a tank top, jeans, and his life jacket, Ipsen said. The next day, he found a reflective fishing lure and used it to signal for help; he was ultimately picked up by a fishing boat, the Otter, and driven back to Sitka.The Coast Guard, Canadian officials and volunteer boats searched for the remaining two friends. One fishing boat aiding in the search Saturday found Reid’s body, which was retrieved by a Coast Guard helicopter, but searchers were unable to find Swenson before calling off the mission Saturday night.last_img read more

Waymo CTO In a natural disaster selfdriving cars must recognize their limits

first_img Comments 2 Waymo’s CTO discussed what self-driving cars would do in natural disasters. Waymo Even in an ideal situation, getting a car to safely shuttle a passenger around without a human driver is an insanely difficult task. The software-controlled vehicle has to account for traffic lights, pedestrians and other cars. But what happens when things become completely chaotic, like during or after an earthquake or other natural disaster? Traffic lights are out, other drivers are panicked, debris is everywhere and people are running around hysterically. Waymo, the self-driving car arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says it’s taking steps to be prepared for that kind of scenario. “We’re doing parts of the technology development that will help us get there,” Dmitri Dolgov, Waymo’s chief technologist, said during a press event Wednesday. “There are a number of signals we can use to figure out, just like a human driver, what to do in that situation.”He said the self-driving fleet has already encountered bits and pieces of what the cars might experience during a natural disaster, even though those things would be amplified in an actual emergency. For example, the cars encounter broken traffic lights fairly frequently. And in construction zones and during accidents, there are changes in the road conditions that don’t show up on maps.”You have to reason through these kinds of new situations in real time, the first time you’re seeing them,” Dolgov said. Waymo will have to think about those different sets of circumstances as the company ramps up its efforts to bring its robocars to market. On Tuesday, Waymo announced it’s partnering with Lyft to offer autonomous car rides to people in the Phoenix area. In the next few months, it’ll deploy a 10-car fleet with human operators behind the wheel. The safety of self-driving cars was called into deeper question last year after an autonomous car from rival Uber, which had a human operator in the driver seat, killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The victim was walking with her bike at night outside of a crosswalk, police said at the time. In a natural disaster, conditions would become even more unpredictable. Waymo cars would have to “be more defensive and be more conservative,” Dolgov said. “Recognize the limitations of your system, as well as the limitations of others.” Waymo Google Self-driving cars Alphabet Inc. Tags Car Tech Share your voicelast_img read more

KPBSD Schools Receive Threatening Automated Phone Calls

first_imgTwo Kenai Peninsula Borough schools received threatening phone calls the afternoon of Wednesday, May 13th, which were later determined not to be credible. That’s according to a release from the district.The school district sent out the release at about 3:30 p.m. It stated that both Skyview Middle School and K-Beach Elementary School received automated telephone calls with threatening messages just after 1 p.m.According to the district, the schools went into “stay-put” mode under advisement from Alaska State Troopers while the nature of the threats was determined.That means all exterior doors are locked, students were brought into the buildings, and classes continue as usual. The “stay-put” mode lasted less than an hour.Troopers responded to Skyview while Soldotna Police went to K-Beach.The district says it sent an automated message to parents and guardians just after 2 p.m. with information about the threats and the schools’ response. The messages went out to families in Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling, and Nikiski.The district says law enforcement later determined the two calls were not credible threats.This comes on the heels of similar threats two weeks ago to central peninsula schools. That time, the district waited until school was out the day of the threat to contact parents. They did so via their Facebook page and did not release much information about either the threat or the school’s response. Parents took to social media to criticize what they considered a slow, incomplete, and confusing public notice from the district.In an interview last week with KBBI, school district spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff said she was out of town during that incident and coordinated the public information response remotely. She said then that in retrospect, she wouldn’t have used Facebook, but would have gotten in touch with families directly.“I would have conveyed it directly from the district office and used our voice-activated system to let parents know that this was happening,” said Erkeneff.Unfortunately, the district got that opportunity. They did use the voice system and got the message out much faster than before.The district notes that there may be an increased law enforcement presence at schools for a while and parents are asked to contact school principals with any questions.last_img read more

Fight The Opioid Epidemic All Agree But Strategies Vary Widely

first_img Share Will Stone / KJZZThe rising number of opioid-linked deaths led Arizona to declare a public health emergency in 2017. Needle exchange programs are not explicitly permitted in Arizona, but one such service operates underground, giving out clean needles and naloxone, a medicine widely used to counter effects of an opioid overdose.It’s no secret why drug users come to George Patterson in a mall parking lot just outside Phoenix to get their clean needles, syringes and other supplies on Tuesday afternoons, instead of heading to the pharmacy down the street.“It’s really low-barrier the way we are doing it,” Patterson says. “All you have to do is find us.”Patterson asks for no IDs, no signatures and no questions — all of which can dissuade IV drug users from seeking out clean needles or the overdose reversal drug naloxone, Patterson says. He’s among the volunteers who run Central Arizona’s only syringe exchange program; it’s called Shot in the Dark.“A lot of [the drug users he sees] have trust issues — understandably — with the health care industry, with what’s going to be put on their record,” Patterson says, as he hands out the medical supplies from the trunk of his car.Will Stone / KJZZGeorge Patterson is one of the volunteers who run Phoenix’s only syringe exchange program, a mobile program called Shot in the Dark.While many states have syringe exchanges, only some have laws that explicitly permit syringe exchanges — and Arizona isn’t one of them. Shot in the Dark operates quietly, without public funding. The group sets up in different corners of the Phoenix metro area for a few hours at a time, Patterson says, and struggles to keep up with demand.“There are still a lot of people that don’t know even know about it,” says one man who uses the service. “It shouldn’t be so hidden.” NPR agreed not to use his name because his drug use is illegal.States across the U.S. are pouring resources into fighting the opioid epidemic. According to state data from 2016, two people died every day in Arizona from opioid-related overdoses. Deaths due to heroin tripled between 2012 and 2016.“It’s a problem that knows no bounds,” Arizona’s Republican governor, Doug Ducey, said in January during his State of the State address. “It affects men and women, young and old, rich and poor.”Ducey has declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency — a move that a handful of other states have made, too. In Arizona, the designation allowed public health officials to begin tracking overdose data in real time and set in motion a multiagency effort to combat the epidemic.But some public health advocates, including Patterson, feel the governor’s declaration hasn’t necessarily translated into more help for people on the street using drugs.“Instead of focusing on ways that you can connect with the IV-drug using population — show them that their health matters, and prevent all the people who are likely never going to stop using IV drugs,” Patterson says, “they, like, leave them out here to pick up dirty needles out of parks and give themselves diseases.”Needle exchanges are based on a concept known as harm reduction — they seek to reduce the negative consequences of drug use without forcing abstinence. The U.S. Surgeon General has determined such programs don’t promote drug use and do improve health outcomes, including lower HIV rates.But that hasn’t convinced some of Arizona’s most influential law enforcement figures.“It’s a well-intentioned, misguided program,” Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says. “We don’t have a free-case-of-beer-a-month program for alcoholics,” he points out. “It sends the wrong message — and it’s not providing the treatment.”This is a common argument against syringe exchange programs — that they enable drug use. Proponents of harm reduction, however, point to research showing that people who use these programs are actually more likely than others to seek treatment.Despite his lack of faith in needle exchange programs, Montgomery says he is sympathetic to people who are addicted to opioids — he is not out to prosecute drug users when he doesn’t have to.“Law enforcement really does look at ‘treatment first’ as an option for those who are addicted,” Montgomery says. He points to a pretrial diversion program that is expanding statewide, and the Arizona Angel Initiative, which lets drug users turn to the police and opt for treatment.Expanding those kinds of programs is part of the state’s wide-ranging Opioid Action Plan, which treatment specialists helped craft.The 100-page policy roadmap recommends improving access to treatment and naloxone, as well as enacting a Good Samaritan law that gives immunity to those who call 911 to report an overdose.But the plan also proposes more regulation of doctors and their prescribing practices, including a five-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions for patients who are taking the drug for the first time.That kind of focus on prescribers is “misguided,” says Dr. Jeffrey Singer, an Arizona surgeon, and senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.“Our policies right now are aimed at the supply side,” Singer says. “And all they are doing is driving the death rate up. They’re not driving use down.”Opioid users are increasingly turning to heroin and fentanyl, Singer says. He points to research that shows the rate of opioid prescriptions has fallen in recent years while the deaths associated with illicit drugs continue to rise.Singer believes even labeling the state’s opioid crisis as a public health emergency could backfire.“That tends to create a sense of panic,” Singer says. “History has shown us every time we have a panic we end up passing laws and doing things in haste that are not well thought out.”Singer thinks Arizona should embrace harm reduction strategies like syringe exchanges, instead of tamping down prescribing.“My job is to save lives and to ease suffering,” Singer says. “The law enforcement people need to have that same attitude. We’ve got to take personal biases out of it and just focus on the goal, which is less death and less disease.”Earlier this year, the Arizona Department of Health Services asked a group of treatment providers who were working on the state’s action plan for their top recommendations. Legalizing syringe exchanges was one of the group’s priorities, according to interviews and draft documents obtained by KJZZ News.But that priority didn’t make the final version of the plan; only a broad reference to using “harm reduction strategies” survived.A spokesperson for the department says the recommendation was omitted because it “doesn’t directly reduce opioid-related overdoses or deaths.”This story is part of a reporting partnership with NPR, KJZZ and Kaiser Health News. You can find Will Stone on Twitter at @WStoneReports.Copyright 2017 KJZZ. To see more, visit KJZZ.last_img read more

iOS 5 lets Apple TV become a games console

first_imgiOS 5 isn’t out until later this year, but Apple kicked off the information dump about what to expect from its latest mobile operating system at WWDC last week. Since then a developer preview has been launched allowing those wanting to experiment the opportunity to do so.As well as having a notification bar, Newsstand, Twitter integration, readibility button in Safari, Reminders, a split keyboard, and Mail and Camera updates officialy confirmed, developers are finding other hidden feature too. We’ve heard about texting shortcuts and 1080p video encoding, but this latest developer-discovery tops them all.Ben Dodson, a freelance developer based in London, has been playing with the AirPlay wireless features of iOS 5. What he discovered is you can use Apple TV as a makeshift games console with the help of an iPad 2.AirPlay Mirroring mode allows you to display whatever is on your iPad 2 through Apple TV and on your larger TV display. This is all done wirelessly, with near instant feedback making ir pretty seamless.That on its own is very cool, but the streaming functionality extends to apps too. So you can play games through your Apple TV while they run on your iPad 2. But it gets even cooler than that. You can also add an iPhone or iPod touch into the mix as a controller unit for whatever game you want to play, the only prerequisite is the game supports TV-out.So, with iOS 5 your Apple TV could take on the role of a games console with big screen output. An app is run on an iPad 2 and AirPlay Mirroring shows the output on your TV using Apple TV. Then you pull out an iPhone and link it in to become the controller for that game. All this is done wirelessly and allows you to have a gaming experience akin to a console, but using all your Apple gadgets together.Read more at Ben Dodson’s blog, via CVGlast_img read more

Dolores Makes Her Own Story in Westworld

first_imgStay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019Eerie ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Trailer Introduces Newcomer Aaron… I keep waiting for a mediocre episode, but Westworld does not let up. They’ve created a story with multiple mysteries and can move at least one forward in a meaningful way with each episode. This week was no different and had so much going on it’s hard to know where to begin talking about it. Let’s just jump right in.Dolores arrives with Logan and Willia to Pariah, a town full of outlaws and outcasts. Logan describes the experience of this town as much more raw and less designed-by-committee than the rest of the park. William looks at the crime he’s surrounded by and concludes that whoever designed it didn’t think much of people. Logan reveals that what he’s really looking for is a war. There’s supposed to be one happening at the edge of the simulation, but he’s never made it that far. He hopes he can with William.Dolores sees one of the corpses in Pariah, and it reminds her of a past life, where she stood in a field in front of a church, surrounded by bodies. William begins talking to her again, and she picks up on his mention of “the real world.” He says she’s not supposed to respond to things like that. William starts to think she knows the true nature of the park.During a Day of the Dead celebration, Dolores faints and finds herself speaking with Dr. Ford. Ford asks if she remembers Arnold, the person who created her. She tells him she doesn’t, but Ford insists she must. He puts her in analysis mode and asks her what the last thing Arnold said to her before he died. She says Arnold asked her to help him destroy this place. When Ford leaves her, she says to someone who isn’t there, “He doesn’t know. I didn’t tell him anything.”Evan Rachel Wood (Credit: John P. Johnson)When she wakes up, she joins William and Logan to meet with an outlaw named Alonzo with ties to the Confederados, former confederate soldiers who haven’t given up the fight. They’re given a mission to steal some nitro from some union soldiers. On the mission, William tries to ensure that everyone lives, for Dolores’s sake. But when one of the union soldiers walks toward Dolores with a gun, William shoots all of them.The Confederados celebrate with an orgy, in case you forgot this was an HBO show. The Confederate general tries to enlist them in his army, but William refuses to go any further. He doesn’t want to play the war game. Logan taunts him, saying that he’ll never be a threat to anyone. That he’ll never rise higher than the upper-middle management job he’s got. William lunges at Logan, but backs off and finds Dolores has gone.Dolores wanders the halls and sits down at an empty chair. She starts talking to a vision of herself who tells her to find the maze. She tears a metal string out of her arm in a real creepy body horror sequence that is sure to inspire some nightmares. She finds William, who has grown disillusioned with Westworld. Dolores tells him they can escape, that she’s following a voice in her head and needs him to help her.They escape out the back but run into the Confederados. It turns out Alonzo has replaced the nitro with tequila and smuggled the real stuff out. The Confederados threaten to shoot them both. William shoots one but is outnumbered and overpowered. Dolores pulls out her gun and shoots all four of the men in one of the coolest moments of the show. William asks her how she did that; she replies she re-imagined her story as one where she didn’t have to be the damsel. Hell yeah, Dolores.Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores guns down the confederados. (Credit: John P. Johnson)Dolores leads William onto a train. There, they find the outlaw with all the nitro. After a brief standoff, they decide to work together for now. The outlaw tells them his name. It’s Lawrence. As they walk into the next car, Dolores pauses to look at the box containing all the nitro. The maze is drawn on top.Meanwhile, the Man in Black brings Lawrence to a tree and says the path they’re on isn’t for him. He cuts Lawrence’s throat, strings him up in a tree and drains his blood into a bag. He fills Teddy’s body with the blood, reviving him. He tells Teddy that they’re going to find Dolores and Teddy follow him. They stop for a drink and are met by Dr. Ford. We learn why The Man in Black has been doing these horrible things to the Hosts. He felt the park never had a decent villain, so he thought he’d provide one. He’s intrigued by Wyatt of the new storyline and wonders if Ford’s finally made someone who’ll stop him from reaching the maze. Ford asks him what he thinks he’ll find there. The Man talks vaguely about purpose and wonders if Arnold left something behind in the park before he killed himself.Ed Harris as The Man in Black (Credit: John P. Johnson)Elsie sees the Host who tried to kill her being taken away to be burned. She convinces the mechanic about to toss the Host into the incinerator to let her inspect it first. She finds a satellite uplink in the Host’s arm and concludes that someone is using the hosts to smuggle data out of the park.While all this is going on, Felix, one of the park’s mechanics, has been cleaning up Maeve and wonders why her knife wound is so surgical, like someone had been looking for something. We also learn that he’s smuggled a bird out of the park and is trying to learn how to program behavior. Even in the future, everyone should know how to code. As he figures out how to make the bird behave like it’s supposed to, Maeve comes alive and tells him they need to talk.This episode was packed so full of surprises and action you needed to take a minute after it was over just to process everything you saw. Watching Dolores begin to change her story was one of the most satisfying moments of the show, and I’m excited to see where she goes from here.Having Alonzo be Lawrence was also interesting, as it seems to play into the dual-timeline fan theory where William eventually becomes The Man in Black. That still seems unlikely, though, as Dolores only met William after Teddy went off to find Wyatt, who is a new addition to the park even to the Man in Black. So what is Lawrence’s deal then? Did they just put him there right after the Man killed him? Or are there multiple versions of Lawrence running around the park? And who was Dolores talking to when she was alone? Was it simply Bernard or did Arnold leave behind an A.I. consciousness of himself? My money’s on the latter, but we’ll have to wait and see what Westworld has in store.last_img read more

Class XII girl sexually abused by uncle

first_imgKolkata: A girl was sexually abused by her own uncle in Regent Park area in South Kolkata on Thursday night.Police have arrested the person, who is originally a resident of Bangladesh, and had come to South Kolkata to visit his relatives’ residence. According to police sources, the victim, who is a student of class XII, was alone in the house when her uncle entered into her room on the pretext of having a glass of water.He bolted the door from inside immediately after entering the house and sexually abused her. He also threatened the victim of dire consequences if she spoke to anybody about the incident and left the house. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWhen the girl’s mother returned home and found the room in a rummaged condition, the former narrated her what had happened. A complaint was lodged immediately with the Regent Park police station and the police managed to arrest the victim’s uncle. Police have already recorded the statement of the victim and conducted the medical examination of the victim. “We have initiated a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act,” an investigating officer said.last_img read more

Eating wild mushrooms can lead to liver failure

first_imgForaging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, says a study. “Distinguishing safe from harmful mushrooms is a challenge even for mycologists,” said, Adina Weinerman, Division of General Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, with co-authors.The study focuses on a previously healthy 52-year-old immigrant woman of Asian descent who had foraged for wild mushrooms in a local park with her husband. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The woman suffered from severe abdominal pain and gastrointestinal distress, and eventually required a liver transplant. She had brought samples of the mushrooms — the toxic species Aminata Bisporigera — she had eaten.The results were outlined in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). People with poisoning from toxic mushrooms go through three phases. Gastrointestinal symptoms including pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrohea (within six-24 hours after ingestion), is followed by a false ‘recovery’ period in which the patient appears to improve.In the final phase, the patient’s liver begins to fail, leading to multiple-organ failure and potentially death. Foraging is becoming increasingly popular, and people need to be aware of the associated risks of misidentifying mushrooms. Mushrooms of the Amanita genus, which includes over 600 types, cause most deaths from mushroom poisoning.last_img read more

Dome Music Festival returns to Uvita

first_imgFrom the print editionThe Dome Drive Thru Restaurant in Uvita on the southern Pacific coast will host the second annual Dome Music Festival on April 28.  Last year, the one-day festival took place in June and celebrated the grand reopening of the Dome Drive Thru. It proved a local success, and owners Mike Allen and Brent Thomas agreed that Uvita needed a yearly dose of the best music around. Best Time Ever Productions has brought national and international talent to this year’s Dome Music Festival. DJ Philippe Chapuy has a large local following and will unite drum and bass with house and dance music to liven up the crowd. Ojo de Buey from San José will headline the event, drawing people with their smooth Latin reggae fusion and sending out positive dance vibes to listeners.  Also in attendance will be Jami Sun from the U.S. state of South Carolina. She’s an original rock-n-roller and a master on the guitar. Polishing off the line up is The Ben Fagan Trio, also from South Carolina. The trio has become well known in the Costa Ballena area and will bring a danceable island funk flavor to the festival. Jami Sun and The Ben Fagan Trio will be touring together after the festival; their next stop is the Jazz Café in Escazú.Admission to The Dome Music Festival is ₡5,000 ($10) per person. Drink and food tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. The Dome Drive Thru Restaurant is located in the center of Uvita, along the Costañera Highway. Arrive early to enjoy the 5-7 p.m. happy hour featuring the opening musical performances and drink specials.-Zoe Longworth Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Spains Iberia to start new budget airline

first_imgIberia The board of Spanish airline Iberia is planning to establish a low cost airline to help improve the carrier’s profitability, however their plans could lead to industrial action.Iberia who is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG) has plans to establish a budget carrier to take on short and medium-haul flights, the Financial Report reported. According to Selpa the Spanish pilot union, Iberia was considering outsourcing some of the roles relating to its domestic flights and threatened it could take strike action.This could mean a second case of Industrial action for IAG after British Airways cabin crew, also owned by IAG went on strike last year after the company cut staffing on long-haul flights.The carrier’s performance is also being threatened by intense competition from Europe’s leading low cost airlines Ryanair and EasyJet. Iberia has reported an operation loss of €78 million in the first six months of this year, while BA reported a profit of €210 million.Royal Bank of Scotland analyst Andrew Lobbenberg said both IAG and Iberia were eager to move on with the restructuring of the Spanish flag carriers short and medium-haul operations.“We expected this plan to prompt industrial action and we have only been surprised that the process has taken so long.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more