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TransCanada says no material change expected from US pipeline tax change

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says a recent U.S. tax ruling that eliminated a tax break for owners of certain interstate pipelines will have no material impact on its operations.Shares in TransCanada had come under pressure following the decision.The statement by the company follows a similar comment by Enbridge Inc. last week that said it did not expect a material change due to the ruling.The decision by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to no longer allow master limited partnerships to recover an income tax allowance from cost of service tariffs came in response to a 2016 court ruling that found its long-standing tax policy could result in double recovery of costs.TransCanada says about half of its U.S. natural gas pipelines 2018 revenues come from negotiated or discounted tariffs and therefore would not be materially impacted by the regulator’s actions.It says that percentage is expected to increase to about 65 per cent in 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP, TSX:ENB)last_img read more

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New Brock position among first of its kind in Canada

Brock International has created a new role that aims to help students bridge their cultural differences.Earlier this month, the University welcomed Trecia McLennon as its new intercultural communications co-ordinator — a position responsible for implementing intercultural competency and awareness programming at Brock.“I help people deal across differences,” McLennon said. “That can mean differences in race, language and cultures, the whole spectrum of diversity.”In the new role, she will work with students to develop and enhance their intercultural skills and knowledge, helping to bridge differences and foster a culture of inclusion and respect.“It’s about supporting the person, helping them to see things differently,” she said, adding her aim to to help students “be more global in their perspective.”Among the first of its kind at a Canadian university, the new full-time position stems from the University’s commitment to provide transformative student experiences inside and outside of the classroom while also focusing on creating globally competent graduates.The position is also integral for maintaining Brock’s strength as a destination for international students, as it creates an environment of belonging, where students feel welcomed and valued for their cultural background.“Intercultural competency equips students with the tools and skills to succeed in a rapidly changing, highly diverse and competitive education structure and global economy,” said Leigh-Ellen Keating, Director of Brock International. “It increases students’ ability to work together effectively, learn from their diversity and take advantage of the plethora of experience around them.”Brock sees the world inside its classrooms every day and is actively taking steps to celebrate and take every advantage of the globalized environment the University has created.As Janet Bennett of the Intercultural Communication Institute and renowned expert, intercultural consultant and co-creator of the developmental model of intercultural sensitivity states, “a more culturally aware community fosters innovation from diversity and will support academic excellence and research.”Jamie Mandigo, Brock’s Vice-Provost for Enrolment Management and International added that “with the ability to effectively work with culturally different others being consistently rated as a top skill for employees for 2020 and beyond, this enhanced intercultural competency will help students succeed in their professional lives as well.”McLennon previously worked as an assistant professor in the school of International Studies at the University of Ulsan in South Korea, as well as an instructor of Global Management Studies at Ryerson University.Brock stakeholders wanting to learn more about how they can improve their capacity to work across differences are encouraged to reach to out to McLennon at tmclennon@brocku.ca or x6211. read more

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Ohio State baseball sweeps Siena in weekend series

Sophomore infielder Craig Nennig (7) hits the ball during a game against Siena March 14 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 8-5.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerA winless team was exactly what the Buckeyes needed.Returning from a road trip to Oregon after losing three of four games — two losses to Oregon and one to Oregon State — the Buckeyes played host to the Siena Saints (0-17, 0-0) in their home opener.After giving up four runs on two errors in its Friday win, the Ohio State’s baseball team (11-6, 0-0) shored up their defense and had strong outings from the bullpen to win two more games Saturday against Siena to complete the sweep.Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer started on the bump in the second game for the Buckeyes and did enough to claim the victory going 5.1 innings and gave up just one run on seven hits. The Buckeye offense gave him confidence early by putting four runs on in the second.After a leadoff double by sophomore first baseman Zach Ratcliff, redshirt-sophomore infielder Ryan Leffel drove him in with a single. Later in the inning, with the bases loaded, junior catcher Aaron Gretz scored on a passed ball by Saints sophomore pitcher Bryan Goossens. With men on second and third and one out, sophomore infielder Troy Kuhn drove both of them in with a shot to center, but was thrown out trying to round it into a triple.With the score 4-1 in the top of the sixth, the Saints were threatening with the bases loaded and only one out. The Buckeyes turned to freshman pitcher Travis Lakins and he responded in a big way turning a 3-6-1 double play to get out of the inning with no damage.The bullpen didn’t allow a hit for the rest of the game and the offense added three more runs in the eighth to seal the 7-1 victory for the Buckeyes.“I’m always looking for a real good pitch to hit,” Kuhn said. “But really I have the same swing every time … it was a pretty good weekend.”Senior pitcher Greg Greve was given the ball to start the first game and found himself in some early trouble giving up a two-out RBI double to Saints senior outfielder Andres Ortiz.The Buckeye bats had Greve’s back, though, plating two on a single by redshirt-junior first baseman Josh Dezse in the bottom half of the frame.The Saints tied things up in the fourth on an RBI single from freshman catcher Patrick Ortland and then both teams traded runs in the fifth to keep the tie going into the sixth inning.Unfortunately for the Saints, Buckeye freshman relief pitcher Tanner Tully came in and dealt smoke for the final four innings. Tully pitched perfectly retiring all 12 batters he faced.“I was just throwing strikes, trying to get batters out,” Tully said after the last game Saturday. “I keep letting them hit it, but they kept hitting it to our guys.”Meanwhile, the Buckeye offense finally woke up in the eighth, taking the lead for good. They scored four runs capitalized by a two RBI triple from freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson to give Tully and the Buckeyes a 7-3 win.After the impressive outings from Lakins and Tully, coach Greg Beals said he began to think about bumping them up to the starting rotation.“Our relief pitchers did a great job today, no question about that … Tully and Lakins have been really good,” Beals said. “Two freshmen that are getting good experience, those guys are fun to watch develop. We have to figure out whether our relievers are going to be starters.”Tully and Lakins looked like starters Saturday. Tully threw 51 pitches during his four innings of work, while Lakins showed poise getting out of a bases-loaded jam.Tully said his time as a starter will come later, but for now he is just trying to help the team.“I don’t really feel like a freshman anymore. Just trying to go out there and throw,” Tully said. “Maybe as I get older (I’ll start).”Beyond pitching, Beals is still looking for improvement on the offensive side of the ball. While putting up big numbers in a single inning is nice, he said he wants to see his batters put up a fight every at-bat, no matter what the situation is.“We need to find that fire starter every inning and get ourselves going. This has been very indicative of how we’ve been all spring … big inning then a bunch of zeros,” Beals said after the games Saturday. “We give our opponents’ pitching too easy of innings … we have to chase those guys.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to action Tuesday against Akron at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. read more

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Boring women including barbed wire collector and brown sign fan allowed in

first_imgIt is arguably the world’s dullest calendar, its glossy pages celebrating traffic cone collectors and roundabout enthusiasts instead of rippling muscles and celebrity status.But avid buyers of the Dull Men’s Club calendar might notice something a little different this year as, for the first time ever, “boring” women will also be gracing its pages. We are pleased to have these ladies who are passionate about every day, unglamorous things in the calendarLeland Carlson The couple have also made a 60ft-long underground station with curved walls so Mr Searle can display all of his signs.”I have always found Stuart’s signs and merchandise fascinating and the way he sets everything out in their correct settings,” Mrs Searle said.”We have people come to visit the collection and I like seeing the look on people’s faces when they see the station in our garden. I’ve helped Stuart to paint the station and it looks wonderful, we’re really pleased with it.”Meanwhile, Ms Gottfried admits mini golf is an “addiction” as she revealed she has visited 716 courses in the last nine years with her husband Richard, 36.“We’ve sometimes played on 50 courses in one week. We’re both quite competitive and we always try to see who can get the most holes in one,” she said.It was a 2001 trip to Texas that inspired Jacky Smith’s barbed wire passion. A visit to the Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire museum led to her wanting to find out more about the fencing and she new buys new varieties from dealers and attends barbed wire conventions. Mini golf fanatic Emily Gottfried, 34, who is obsessed with the game Mini golf fanatic Emily Gottfried, 34, who is obsessed with the gameCredit:Leland Carlson/Geoff Robinson Photography Dawn Searle, 59, who has embraced her husband Stuart 's (left) passion for collecting advert and railway signs, and helped him to build a life-size railway station in their back garden Admitting that her family find her hobby “rather strange”, Ms Smith claims she could “talk about barbed wire all day”.The women are joined in this year’s calendar by a number of “dull” men, including village pump spotter Dick Williams, 68, from Cheltenham; Wilfred Maw, 60, from Cumbria, who makes cutlery sculptures and Dave Shaw, 61, from Stockport, Cheshire, who repairs vintage radios.Mark Dabbs, 41, from Walsall, West Midlands, is also pictured. He has spent £50,000 and 25 years travelling to 45 countries visiting tombstones.The other men in the calendar include Ian and Stuart Paton who grow award-winning giant pumpkins near Lymington and Mark Leigh, from Surrey, who photographs lost gloves.The Dull Men’s Club was started in New York in the 1980s before branching out to the UK and elsewhere in the world.The Dull Men’s Club Calendar Great Britain 2017 is now available to buy from Stanfords bookshops in London and Bristol and on their website. Speaking after the launch of the £9.99 calendar, the women all revealed how they came to love their mundane hobbies.Ms Hone, a restaurant and pub manager who is married and has a young son, said she first started taking an interest in brown signs at university.“Soon after leaving university I quit my job, saved up some money and spent a year travelling around Britain following brown signs,” she said. She now also runs a website where she has compiled a list of all the brown signs in the UK.Ms Walker, 49, found her love for pencils – a “humble tool” – while working at the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria, five years ago. “People are unaware of all that goes into the manufacture of the pencil and it is remarkable,” she said.Prefabs caught Ms Blanchet’s eye after she moved from France to London in 2002. She regards her hobby as “like recording a British national treasure”, while Mrs Searle embraced her husband Stuart’s passion for collecting advert and railway signs and helped him build the 62ft-long station in their garden. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. British buyers will be able to peruse pictures of Miss March, also known as pencil enthusiast Dawn Walker, and Miss August, a 72-year-old barbed wire collector from Dorset.Amanda Hone, 36, who has an obsession with brown tourist signs, Elisabeth Blanchet, who loves prefabricated houses, Dawn Searle, 59, who has built a life-size railway station in her back garden, and mini golf fanatic Emily Gottfried will also be featured.They were all discovered after Leland Carlson, the assistant vice-president of the club, spent a year travelling around Britain to find the women with the dullest hobbies.“We are pleased to have these ladies who are passionate about every day, unglamorous things in the calendar,” he said. “They are truly celebrating the ordinary.” Dawn Searle, 59, who has embraced her husband Stuart ‘s (left) passion for collecting advert and railway signs, and helped him to build a life-size railway station in their back gardenCredit: Leland Carlson/Geoff Robinson Photography last_img read more

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Microsoft secures Android patent license deals with Acer and Viewsonic

first_imgMicrosoft is no stranger to making money off patents. Since early 2010, the company’s legal team has been knocking on the doors of Android OEMs. The goal: strike licensing deals for Microsoft patents that are being infringed upon by the Android implementations shipped on millions of smartphones and tablets.Even at seemingly small dollar amounts like $4 per device, the licensing fees pile up in a hurry — and deals with the likes of HTC, Huawei, and ZTE have provided a nice boost to Microsoft’s bottom line. At the end of August, Microsoft decided to go after Google’s Android BFF, Motorola.Such a bold move — coupled with previous successful strikes — sends a clear message to other Android OEMs, and Microsoft has capitalized on its patents again as a result. This time, it’s Acer (who makes the sexy-but-underwhelming Ferrari Liquid E pictured above) and Viewsonic signing on the dotted line.A Microsoft spokesperson said that they’re please the companies are “taking advantage of [Microsoft’s] industry-wide licensing program” to address Android’s IP issues. That’s an interesting statement, since previously most of the talk had been about modifications made by the OEMs causing the infringement issues — not Android itself.It could just be a simple semantic slip-up, and ultimately it doesn’t matter if Android does infringe on Microsoft patents. Since it managed to make more money off HTC than it did off its own Windows Phone 7 licenses in the early going, Microsoft is probably quite content to continue seeking deals with the people actually making and selling Android devices and waiting for the residual money to roll in.More at the Microsoft News Centerlast_img read more

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Temperatures of up to 21 degrees and sunny skies in store for

first_imgTemperatures of up to 21 degrees and sunny skies in store for most of the week It will be pleasant all week – but the weekend is looking a little rainy. Monday 13 May 2019, 7:38 AM May 13th 2019, 7:38 AM Image: Shutterstock/liseykina By Conor McCrave Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4631945 8 Comments 20,644 Views Image: Shutterstock/liseykina WARM WEATHER AND sunny skies are forecast for Ireland this week but showers are set to make a return next weekend.Most of the country experienced clear blue skies with temperatures climbing into the mid-teens at the weekend.Conditions are set to heat up further this week and it looks like the rain will hold off.According to Met Éireann, temperatures will climb to between 15 and 20 degrees today “with moderate to fresh southerly breezes” and those conditions are forecast to last until Friday. “It will be coolest on south and east coasts and warmest in Connacht,” Met Éireann said. Although cooler conditions of 5 to 8 degrees will settle in at night, average daytime temperatures will reach between 16 and 21 degrees tomorrow.This will continue for most of the week and more “dry and good sunny spells” are expected on Wednesday and Thursday.Early indications suggest a break in the sunshine will come on Friday, and it will be between 12 and 17 degrees over the weekend. Showers are forecast to arrive in the east and the south, and will spread westwards on Friday afternoon.“Saturday and Sunday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, these will be heaviest on Sunday with longer spells of rain possible,” the forecaster said. Share39 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Geek Deals Save 18 on a SainSmart Robot Car

first_imgWant to jump into the world of robotics? Maybe you want to teach your kids about the basics of electronics. This awesome little Arduino kit from SainStore is a great place to start. • SainSmart Robot Car for $77.99 (List price: $95.99)With your purchase, you’ll get a MEGA 2560 micro controller board, an Arduino Sensor Shield, a 4WD aluminum mobile robot platform, a dual H bridge DC motor driver, and an ultrasonic module HC-SR04 distance sensor. Assemble these parts together, and you’ll have a real robot spinning around the kitchen.If you’re looking for a neat project for the summer, this little robot car is a good jumping off point. Once you tackle this, you’re ready to try out even more exciting electronics and robotics projects with the like of Arduino and Raspberry Pi.Normally, this kit would sell for about 96 clams, but you can save $18 immediately when you order from StackSocial. Order now, and you can expect it by June 12 in the US or internationally.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.com.last_img read more

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Razor wire is most visible result of 210M deployment

first_img Posted: November 21, 2018 Razor wire is most visible result of $210M deployment Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter AP (AP) – The towering metal fence that divides the United States and Mexico at the edge of the Pacific Ocean has an imposing new feature: row upon row of razor wire.The wire that’s typically used in battlefields and on prison barriers is the most visible result of the $210 million military deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border, creating an imposing sight for the crowd of Central American migrants gathering in Tijuana.Soldiers and contractors have been installing different versions of the sharp wire barriers all along the border — on the fence, at ports of entry and on the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas to name a few.“This is what it really looks like – no climbers anymore under our administration,” President Donald Trump tweeted along with a photo of the fortified section in Southern California.Military officials say they have more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) of wire available to string up at strategic locations. Here are some questions and answers about the wire:___WHAT IS THE WIRE?It is called concertina wire, named after the musical instrument and its expanding and contracting bellows. It resembles barbed wire that’s commonly used to corral cattle, but it comes in flat coils that can quickly expand like its namesake, making it easier to store, transport and install.It has been the wire of choice for militaries around the world since World War I.Made in factories today using galvanized steel, concertina wire consists of sharp flat blades. It’s used to secure businesses, prisons and other government installations.Critics have blasted Trump’s military deployment at the border as an expensive political stunt — and question why active duty troops are needed for tasks that contractors could perform.According to figures reported to Congress on Tuesday, the Pentagon estimates the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. That includes money for active-duty troops and National Guard troops.What’s not clear is how much has been spent on materials like razor wire.A ton of razor wire can go for several hundred dollars while a single roll can be bought online for as little as $30.___WHERE IS IT BEING INSTALLED?An initial 22 miles (35 kilometers) of concertina wire was shipped to the border when the first troops began to deploy to California, Arizona and Texas a month ago. Military officials said at the time they had more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) of wire available.It’s clear it won’t be strung along every mile as it would take 13 times that amount to span the U.S.-Mexico border. The border stretches about 1,950 miles (3,138 kilometers) from the Pacific Ocean to South Texas where the Rio Grande dumps into the Gulf of Mexico.It’s up to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to tell the military where to put the wire. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said the short-term objective has been to get enough wire and other barriers in place as requested by border officials.A Defense Department spokesman, Army Col. Robert Manning, told reporters earlier this week that more than 4 miles (6.8 kilometers) of wire obstacles had been installed by soldiers in Arizona and California.The focus has been in the San Diego area, where it can be seen by migrants waiting on the south side of the border. It also has been put up at the Otay Mesa port of entry in California and at less populated spots near crossings in Nogales and Douglas, Arizona, and in Laredo, Hidalgo and Brownsville, Texas.___HOW IS IT INSTALLED?Combat engineers — whose duties on the battlefield include setting up tactical obstacles to prevent the enemy from moving freely — are using their expertise to string wire on border walls and to erect temporary fencing.Forklifts, tractors and other heavy equipment are used to move the coils to where the wire needs to be installed.Wearing heavy gloves, crews space out the coils as if they were stretching a toy Slinky and the concertina is then affixed to the tops of walls or fences using bits of wire. In some spots, metal stakes are driven into the ground and used to support the wire.___DOES IT WORK?U.S. Customs and Border Protection released video last week showing a man cutting through wire that border agents had placed just hours before on a fence near Yuma, Arizona.Arizona Border Patrol agents for several months have been overwhelmed by the arrival of large numbers of Central American migrants traveling as families. During a 48-hour period last week, agents in the Yuma area apprehended more than 650 people who crossed illegally.Customs and Border Protection officials have argued that additional barriers and the deployment of National Guard and military troops have helped to free up agents. November 21, 2018 AP, last_img read more

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Missouri couple share in 588 million Powerball prize

first_imgDEARBORN, Mo. — Cindy Hill, a laid-off office manager who lives in a small town in Missouri, called her husband Thursday with urgent news that would change everything: “We won the lottery.””What?” he asked.“We won the lottery,” she repeated. But Mark Hill, a 52-year-old mechanic who works at a meat processing plant, is the kind of person who carefully checks the prices for everything he buys, and he needed proof. This is the “Show-Me State” after all.He drove to his mother’s house, where his wife was waiting with their quick-pick ticket, and confirmed for himself that the numbers matched those drawn for a record $588 million Powerball jackpot that they’ll share with an unknown winner who bought a ticket in Arizona.Missouri lottery officials officially introduced the Hills as winners Friday in front of reporters and townspeople gathered at the high school in Dearborn, which is about 40 miles north of Kansas City. The announcement was not a surprise. The Hills’ name began circulating Thursday, soon after lottery officials said a winning ticket had been sold at a Trex Mart gas station and convenience store on the edge of town.The Hills chose to take their winnings in a lump sum, not annual payments. Lottery officials estimated the cash payment at about $385 million, or about $192.5 million for each ticket.last_img read more

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Firefighters rescue baby ducklings out of storm drain

first_imgFirefighters came to the rescue to a flock of baby ducklings.The baby ducks fell through the grate of a storm drain near 52nd Avenue and Northwest 31st Avenue, Tuesday afternoon.Firefighters used a hose to flush them from one drain to another, where a net was waiting to catch them.The ducklings were then reunited with their mother.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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New poll says Oprah would beat Trump in presidential election

first_img(WSVN) – A new poll says Oprah Winfrey would beat President Trump if the 2020 election were held today.The Rasmussen Reports survey found that 48 percent of likely voters in the U.S. would choose Winfrey, while 38 percent would opt for Trump. The poll said 14 percent were undecided.The poll says 76 percent of Democrats support Winfrey, along with 22 percent of Republicans and 44 percent who say they are unaffiliated with any political party. Meanwhile, 66 percent of Republicans threw their support behind Trump, along with 12 percent of Democrats and 38 percent who were unaffiliated.More women have a favorable opinion of Winfrey than men, with 52 percent of women choosing her in the matchup with Trump, compared to 43 percent of men.Rasmussen says the survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted between January 8 and 9, beginning the morning after Winfrey’s appearance at the Golden Globes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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120 Teens Confirmed At St Thomas St Dorothys Last Weekend

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to the 120 teens who received their confirmation from the Parish of the Transfiguration last weekend:Grace Elizabeth ArditoMolly Mary ArditoThomas Eric BaldiJulia Shirley BarryJared Francis BenoitChristopher Anthony BernazaniJason Paul BerubeGrace Elizabeth BrisboisAntonia Elena BrunettoErika Hannibal ByrnesBridget Patricia CallahanHannah Rebekah CallahanPatrick Steven CallahanLeah Dismas CamaraDomenic James CaplesSean Joseph CarlanSamuel Paul CedroneAlison Maryann CelataDavid Anthony ClementeDylan Nicholas ClericoKyle Leonard CollinsGerald Joseph Copson, Jr.Makayla Elizabeth CostaRobert Michael CourtneyThomas John CoxScott Christopher DackoLauren Maria D’ArcoMia Rose DeMarcoOlivia Catherine DennettMatthew Joanne DeSarioPeter Anthony DiAdamoMolly Elizabeth DuganBrian Michael DunfeyRyan Leo DunnAva Catherine ElliottNeal William FerreraJulie Anastasia FiguciaAllison Ann FischerAlex Joseph FitzlerJohn Leonard GaglioneAndrew Michael GallucciBrian Anthony GallucciDerek Robert GallucciColin Russell GatesVictoria Vitus GemellaroKaitlyn Mary GillespieHanna Davina GriffinMadison Joellyn GuyJoseph William HansenJessica Marie HaydukJustin Joseph HealeyMichael Richard HersomHayden James-Paul KaneJason Joseph KanihanJustin Nicholas LaFauciAnne Grace LagunillaDaniel Salvatore LuongoSean Paul LydonAshley Christina MacGilvrayIsabel Teresa ManningSophia Anne MaynardKelly Cathleen McClymerDaniel David McConologueChristopher John McElligottAidan Nicholas McGrathKatherine May McLaughlinCatia Cecilia MeloDevin Michael MilanoMatthew Andrew MillerAllison Millie MoodyTimothy Valentine MorrisEvan Sebastian MunroShannon Sebastian MurphyAbigail Jacqueline MurrayJenna Mary MurraySean Matthew MurrayKiara Veronica NadeauAndrew Thomas O’BrienPatrick Daniel O’Mahony, IIIHannah Magdalana ParrMatthew Enrico PendenzaPaul Louis PelletierConor Francis Xavier PetersonNicolas Calogero PiazzaKristin Maria PicancoEmily Emily PintoAnthony John PreziosoLiam Daniel PrigmoreDanielle Grace PucciaAlessia Fortunata PuccioJordan Veronica QuickAnnika Therese ReddivariSophia Delia RegoDenizio Edward RicuperoSean Paul RileyShane George RobertsCaroline Maureen RooneyJared Frederick RussellEmma Patricia RyanAshley Natalia SalernoAnthony Sebastian SavageColby Michael ScaplenColin Colin ScherrifAlyssa Carol SchuurmanRebecca Genevieve SeeMichael Michael SipseyKayla Sylvia SmithZachary Edward SmithStephen Joseph SmolinskyAlivia Jane SteenElizabeth Bernadette StokesKatelin Peter StoneDwight Nicholas Storer, IVNicholas Nicholas SullivanJenna Sally SweeneyLucas Prince TeaboJordana Maureen TravisNathan Patrick VibberEvan Richard WitaliszPatrick Andrew Xavier(NOTE: Cover photo from Jamie Boudreau of Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related180 Teens Confirmed At St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’s This WeekendIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”130+ Teens To Be Confirmed At St. Thomas & St. Dorothy’s This WeekendIn “Community”last_img read more

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Huawei Nova 4 pushes the new holepunch notch trend further

first_img Apple No escaping the notch: 15 phones with screen notches Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Following CNET en Español’s exclusive report on Dec. 6, Huawei has officially announced the Nova 4 — one of the first in a wave of phones with a circular “notch” that’s expected to debut in 2019.In contrast to the wide “eyebrow” notch originated on the Essential Phone and popularized by Apple’s iPhone X, the Nova 4’s front-facing camera sits in a small, circular cutout in the upper-lefthand corner of the display. The O-shaped hole is nearly invisible when the phone is off or the display is showing a black image.Like the eyebrow notch, this O-shaped design is part of an effort to expand a phone’s usable screen space to the edges while leaving room for the front-facing camera and other important sensors. Slimmer bezels around the phone gives people more screen space for reading news and watching videos, without having to increase the size of the device.screen-shot-2018-12-17-at-9-41-38-am Huawei Huawei is one company that’s experimented with alternatives to the traditional notch. The P20, introduced in March, lets you turn off the notch in the phone’s settings. And the company has another phone with a hole-punch design in the works with the Honor View 20 — which like the Nova 4, has a 48-megapixel camera — scheduled to debut in China on Dec. 26 and globally on Jan. 22.Samsung has its own hole-punch design, called the Infinity-O display. Rumored to appear on the forthcoming Galaxy S10, it’s also in use on the Galaxy A8S. Lenovo may use a similar O-shaped cutout on its rumored Z5S.For now, the Nova 4 is on sale exclusively in Asia, but the company plans to unveil it in the US in January at CES 2019.screen-shot-2018-12-17-at-9-40-36-am Huawei Nova 4 specs:6.4-inch display (2,310 by 1,080-pixel resolution)Screen-body ratio of 91.8 percent48-megapixel rear camera, 25-megapixel front-facing cameraKirin 770 processor8GB RAM128GB storageRear-mounted fingerprint sensor18W fast charging over USB-C3,750-mAh batteryFour colors: red, black, white and bluePrice: 3,339 yuan ($490, £385 or AU$675) Comment Tags Preview • Huawei hopes Nova and Nova Plus will be shining stars of the midrange phone market Phones • Sep 1 • 7 phones with the best battery life: iPhone XR, Note 10 Plus and more 15 Photos Share your voice Huawei Novacenter_img reading • Huawei Nova 4 pushes the new ‘hole-punch’ notch trend further How to hide the notch on the Pixel 3 XL See All Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Now playing: Watch this: 1 1:28 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Huawei Lenovo Samsung Applelast_img read more

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50 electric charging stations to come up in Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is going to set up electric charging stations in 50 places across the city with the help of EESL. EESL Managing Director Sarath Kumar and GHMC chief engineer Suresh Kumar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the presence of Mayor B Rammohan and Commissioner M Dana Kishore at GHMC head office here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, mayor said that state government introduced electric vehicles in the city to curb the air pollution and he said that EESL would set up the electric charging stations in 50 places across the city.last_img read more

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Two arrested Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLAs murder

first_imgKolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy was among the four people booked on Sunday in connection with the killing of Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas in West Bengal’s Nadia district, a senior police officer said. Of the four people named in the FIR, two have been arrested, an officer of the West Bengal Police told PTI. Biswas (41), who represented Krishnaganj constituency in the state assembly, was shot from point blank range by unidentified assailants Saturday evening inside a Saraswati puja marquee at Phoolbari area in the district bordering Bangladesh. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose He was immediately taken to a local hospital where doctors announced him “brought dead”. “So far, we have arrested two persons in this case and detained another three. A country-made revolver used to shoot the MLA has also been recovered. “As per our primary findings, it seems that the victim was fired from behind and the act was the result of a well-planned plot,” the officer said. Asked about the chances of the assailants fleeing the area, the police officer said the state police have been put on a high alert. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “Nadia shares border with Bangladesh and there could be a possibility of them (assailants) trying to escape to the neighbouring country. Police have been put on high alert to check the movements along the border,” he said. Roy, a former TMC member of Parliament, joined the BJP last year after his relations soured with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Claiming that the attack was a conspiracy by the BJP, TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said Saturday that those involved in the killing will be punished after a full- fledged inquiry. He also said the saffron party was trying to create disturbances ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and resorted to “politics of murder” by singling out leaders having mass bases. The allegations were termed “baseless” by Roy and BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.last_img read more

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The Industries That Will Want Googles New Goggles Most

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The term virtual reality is bandied about a lot. But with the exception of a few bulky, expensive headsets, most VR devices just use your phone’s screen and processor — and they don’t let you do much more than passively watch 360-degree video.Google’s Daydream View VR is different: It’s the first phone-based headset to let you do stuff. The gadget wirelessly syncs with the new Google Pixel smartphone (the only compatible device for now) to a Wii-like controller to create a virtual extension of your hand. Use it to move through Google Street View, swing a simulated baseball bat and interact with virtual worlds.Related: Why Virtual Reality Is VitalIt won’t let you walk around a physical space and have your movements translated into VR — for that, you still need an expensive rig — but the Daydream will be of interest to folks like architects, 3-D designers and advertising tech firms keen on immersive experiences. And its soft fabric shell and light weight (about a half pound) keeps you comfortable through long trips into the Matrix. ($79; vr.google.com)  December 5, 2016 Register Now » This story appears in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min readlast_img read more

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Guaido vows to oust Maduro as thousands of Venezuelans protest

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomats Europeans, Latin Americans to meet on Venezuela crisis Crowds cheer Guaidó as opposition leader returns to Venezuela Read: Int. Contact Group declarations on Venezuela following meeting in Costa Rica Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed Tuesday to take Nicolas Maduro’s place in the presidential palace “very soon,” as thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas to protest.“We need an office to work in, so very soon, and when we have the armed forces totally on our side, we’ll go to find my office there in Miraflores. Very soon,” Guaido told supporters, who chanted back: “Yes, you can!”Demonstrators banged pots and sounded car horns at the protest in a square in the east of the capital. Many waved large banners calling on Maduro to go.“The situation is very difficult, we are hoping that this government will change. We’ve had enough of this chaos!” said one of the demonstrators, Miguel Gonzalez.“With courage and strength I asked you to believe in yourselves, that Venezuela would emerge from the darkness, that the end of the usurpation is very close,” said Guaido, who is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries.Venezuela’s state prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, told reporters he would place Guaido under investigation for “his alleged involvement in the sabotage of the Venezuelan electric grid.”It is the first government move against the U.S.-backed Guaido since his return to Venezuela last week after defying a travel ban to visit several allied South American leaders.‘Electricity war’Maduro has blamed a devastating multi-day blackout plaguing Venezuela on Washington, and declared “victory” in what he called an “electricity war” triggered by the Pentagon.He also called for support from allies including Russia and China as well as the United Nations in investigating the U.S. “cyber attack” he said was responsible for the blackout.While Maduro pointed the finger at Washington, critics have long blamed the government for failing to maintain the power grid.Guaido, 35, is seeking to capitalize on public anger over the blackout, which has piled misery on a population suffering years of economic crisis and shortages of food and medicine under Maduro.The youthful opposition chief — locked in a power struggle with Maduro since declaring himself interim president on January 23 — has branded the socialist leader a “usurper” over his re-election in May, widely dismissed as neither free nor fair.Outlining the case against Guaido, Saab said the opposition leader had disseminated a series of messages that have “stoked violence.”“At this moment, he appears as one of the intellectual authors of this electrical sabotage and is practically calling for a civil war in the middle of this blackout,” Saab said.’New sanctions’The U.S. kept up the pressure, with special envoy Elliott Abrams saying Washington would soon impose “very significant additional sanctions” on institutions doing business with Maduro’s government.It has already targeted a growing list of individuals and companies linked to the Maduro government, including state oil company PDVSA.At Guaido’s urging, the opposition-dominated National Assembly declared a “state of alarm” on Monday to pave the way for the delivery of international aid, 250 tons of which has been stuck for a month at Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil.However, with Maduro controlling the military and security services — which are currently preventing aid from entering the country — he has no means of enforcing it.Maduro used the military to begin distributing food, water and other assistance in several districts on Tuesday.Marshalled by security forces, crowds formed impatient lines at water trucks in some areas, as they waited to fill containers. But tensions were running high amid the shortages.“I saw people lining up for a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of rice, and the shopkeepers had to fire shots in the air to keep the lines under control,” Alberto Barboza, 26, told AFP in the oil capital Maracaibo.“I heard a lot of shooting,” said Barboza, adding that a local bakery and a tire shop were looted.The blackout has left millions without running water. Many people lined up to buy bottled water in Caracas supermarkets, but most are reduced to desperate means — besieging fountains in public parks and any available water sources around the capital.‘Active resistance’Maduro had called for armed grassroots groups known as colectivos to hit back against what he called attacks encouraged by the U.S. against the country’s electrical grid.The opposition says the colectivos have been armed by the government and act as militia.Power has been restored to some areas since the weekend, but service has been intermittent and often drops out.Businesses and schools remained shuttered on Maduro’s orders, as they have been since the blackout began.Luis Carlos Diaz, a well known Venezuelan journalist who was detained Monday, was released Tuesday and will be charged with hacking the electrical grid in connection with the blackout, the national press union said.As the situation worsened, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Washington is withdrawing all its remaining personnel from the US embassy in Caracas. All non-emergency staff were ordered to leave on January 24.The State Department said all U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Venezuela “should depart” the country, citing “crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure and arbitrary arrest and detention of US citizens.”This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Agents go Rogue with roomsXML

first_imgMay the service be with you learn more about roomsXML.com hereSource = roomsXML.com There were 2 Jedi cars in attendance As in 2015, the event was supported by “501st Legion” who, for a charitable donation will support a Star Wars event. This year guests were also treated to a visit by the “Rebel Legion”.  For their trouble, roomsXML donated $2,000 to Project Karma.Sasha from roomsXML says “They are such a fun group of people, giving up their time and giving the kids and their parents a thrill.  It’s a great cause.”But wait, there’s more.  Mark explains“As we only had limited spots competition for the tickets was pretty intense. One very excitable agent sent a picture of himself in his Darth Vader costume next to his customised number plates of “Jedi”.“Jeff Dimond from FBI Travel said the plates were because of his name…but he’s a top sport.  He came as Darth and for that, on behalf of roomsXML and FBI Travel, we donated a further $1,000 to Project Karma.For 2017, may the Force be with you. Erica from FBI Travelcenter_img roomsXML treats agents to a premiere of “Rogue One”For the second year running, roomsXML treated agents and their kids to the new “Star Wars” movie at the Lido cinema in Melbourne.  Some proclaiming it the best Star Wars movie ever (which is a big call).Mark Luckey, roomsXML MD says “You can’t talk about Star Wars without a long time ago quote….I remember going to the Elizabeth Cinema in 1981 to see Empire and it was fun seeing my daughter petrified with the new movie.  It’s come a long way and great to share it with my family and 75 guests.” Mark and Rosetta from roomsXML with Mark’s daughter Jess Jeff from FBI travel and Sasha and Rosetta from roomsXMLlast_img read more

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3 is also the minimum number of games by which t

first_img“3” is also the minimum number of games by which the Cardinals lead their NFC West opponents. 12,000Fitzgerald’s 22-yard reception in the first half put him over 12,000 career receiving yards. At 31 years and 77 days of age, he’s now the second-youngest player to achieve the honors (Randy Moss was 30 years and 306 days old). 22-yd rec put @LarryFitzgerald over 12k rec yds; at 31 yrs, 77 days is 2nd youngest to 12k (Randy Moss 30y-306d) pic.twitter.com/lNgXHE76pG— MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) November 16, 2014 0 Comments   Share   A monster sack by Jerraud Powers followed by a wrap-up by Larry Foote and botched Lions snap set up another three-and-out for Detroit. Defensive mission accomplished. And finally, the offense returned the favor. An 11-yard zinger from Stanton to Larry Fitzgerald got the Arizona first down with two minutes left, and Detroit’s lack of timeouts sealed it. The Arizona Cardinals defense did just about everything it could to win Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Calais Campbell and his crew were undoubtedly sore after the 14-6 victory, during which they allowed only 262 total yards and 11 first downs and forced 10 three-and-outs. Two quick first-quarter touchdown passes from Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton (who started in lieu of an injured Carson Palmer) to a previously quiet Michael Floyd put Arizona up early. Detroit could only answer with two field goals and at 14-6 the score stayed. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo With just over 11 minutes left in the game, a Cardinals punt was stopped at about the half-yard line. Yet as Arizona’s Justin Bethel gained possession of the ball and realized he was falling backward into the end zone, he shoveled the ball to a teammate, who then tipped it right into the hands of Detroit’s Jeremy Ross for a 49-yard return. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians challenged the play, arguing that Bethel had possession of the ball at the 1. After a review, Arians won the challenge and the Lions had to start from the 1.And once again, the Cardinals defense saved the rest of the team’s score-starved behinds by making a huge stop on Detroit’s resulting fourth-and-one. Yet again Arizona could not capitalize offensively, and so after a three-and-out, the defense jogged back on the field once more. Seems almost unfair to ask anything more of the defense, but that’s where the Cardinals are at. Do they have one more stop in them?— Adam Green (@theAdamGreen) November 17, 2014 Arizona will face the Seahawks (6-4) on the road on Nov. 23. Top Stories What did the Cardinals’ victory look like by the numbers? 6-0Arizona has now won every single home game thus far in 2014. The six victories at University of Phoenix Stadium have helped with the 91-game sellout streak. Additionally, the Cardinals sit at an NFL-best 9-1 for the first time since 1948 and have won their last six consecutive games. 9-1 for the first time since 1948. #DETvsAZ pic.twitter.com/cUEwVcFVFB— NFL (@nfl) November 17, 20146:06Arizona’s two quick touchdowns — the second at 6:06 in the first quarter — were followed by a scoring drought for the rest of the game. In fact, as Arizona Sports 98.7 FM‘s Craig Grialou pointed out, Stanton’s game looked a little like this: — 6-8 for 129 yards and two touchdowns in his first two possessions— 8-13 for 91 yards and two interceptions in his next six possessionsDespite this, Stanton had a career day, completing 21 of 32 passes for 306 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. 2-54Floyd’s only two receptions of the day were both for the only two touchdowns Arizona would score. John Brown was Stanton’s target of choice with five receptions for 69 yards — an average of 13.8 yards per catch. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 3Detroit had previously acquired a reputation for fourth-quarter comebacks — they had three on the season before they came to Arizona. The Lions’ attempt at a fourth fourth-quarter comeback this season was solidly stopped by the Cardinals defense, who completely shut out Detroit in the second half. Peterson w/@PaulCalvisi postgm, “(Bowles) is probably the best halftime adjustor I’ve ever been around” #DETvsAZ— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) November 17, 2014 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Missing man found

first_imgA man who had been missing since Wednesday in Limassol was found after police issued a missing person bulletin, police announced on Monday.27-year-old Christakis Papanastasiou was last seen at home at 6pm on Wednesday.According to the police announcement he is in good health.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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