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Over Six Tons of Cannabis Seized in Southern Morocco

Rabat  –  Six suspects were arrested by Agadir’s judiciary police following the interception of a truck, which was carrying 6.6 tons of cannabis (marijuana).Investigations led to the arrest of six people, including the truck driver, the vehicle owner and the main suspect, said national police (DGSN) in a statement.Investigations are still ongoing to determine possible links between this ring and other criminal organizations and to arrest those involved in the traffic.With MAP

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Sri Lankans arrested in India

The group had decided to purchase a boat from fishermen in Puducherry and board a ship sailing to Australia this week. Seventeen persons who had moved to India after 1990 gathered at Jothiraja’s house. Locals who developed suspicion informed the police. The Indian police foiled an attempt made by a group of Sri Lankan nationals to migrate to Australia by sea.The police said the group, a majority of whom gave a slip to authorities manning the Sri Lankan Refugee Open Camp area at Subramaniyapuram, Tirunelveli, assembled at the house of Jothiraja of Oothukadu near Wallajahbad, who also came to India from Sri Lanka in 1983 as a refugee and later secured Indian citizenship, The Hindu newspaper reported. The 11 men in the group and Jothiraja were remanded to judicial custody. The women and children will be sent back to their camps. read more

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Barton Jail inmate dead

Ontario’s correctional services ministry confirms that an inmate at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre died after using drugs inside the jail.Other inmates suggest Marty Tykoliz, 38, overdosed on a powdered methadone.The death is now a Coroner’s investigation, with Hamilton Police investigating how the drugs were brought into the Barton Street Jail. Guards have complained in the past that drug smuggling into the facility is a problem.

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Robots made famous on YouTube could be headed to circus

BOSTON — Animal-like robots that started out as a military-funded research project might be shipped off to the circus instead of the battlefield.Cirque du Soleil says it’s in talks with robot maker Boston Dynamics about using the four-legged Spot robot in its live shows.The agile robots walk, gallop and jump. They have become famous on YouTube but haven’t been applied commercially since the company was founded in 1992.That’s changing this fall. The Waltham, Massachusetts, robotics firm revealed in a YouTube post this week that Spot is now in mass production and shipping to select customers for such uses as monitoring construction sites or inspecting energy facilities.Cirque du Soleil says it’s still in the “ideation” stage and evaluating Spot’s potential in live entertainment.The Associated Press read more

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FEATURE The UN General Assemblys Third Committee – social humanitarian and cultural

The Assembly makes a big splash every year in late September when world leaders come to UN Headquarters in New York City to present their views about pressing world issues over a number of days, in what is known as the General Debate.However, the issues and themes under discussion by the General Assembly lend themselves to more effective discussion in smaller settings covering different topics. So, once the Debate is over, the General Assembly’s six Main Committees select their officers and get down to dealing with the items on the Assembly’s agenda – in 2012, the Assembly had nearly 170 items on it, most of which were carried over from previous years.All Member States take part in each of the Committees’ discussions and the agenda is divided up thematically. The issues are debated, corresponding resolutions are voted on and then forwarded to all UN Member States – in the so-called General Assembly Plenary – for a final decision.Here, in the third of a series providing a snapshot of the Main Committees, the UN News Centre takes a look at the Third Committee.*****Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Declaration of Human Rights poster in English. (November 1949). UN PhotoIt was 9 December 1948. Eleanor Roosevelt was speaking to the General Assembly: “We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind, that is the approval by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recommended by the Third Committee.” The next day that document – often referred to as a Magna Carta for people across the world – entered the annals of history as one of the instruments that would bring the most sweeping change to post-war societies. Adopted some three years after the United Nations itself was created and World War II ended, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the founding documents of the world body. Without constituting a binding treaty per se, this instrument today has the force of law and continues to serve as a living legal document, 64 years later.  Back then, Mrs. Roosevelt thanked the members of the Third Committee for their work. Today, the Third Committee’s efforts continue on of the most fundamental of all UN objectives – the protection and promotion of human rights. Ambassador Henry L. Mac-Donald of Suriname, Chair of the General Assembly’s Third Committee, addresses the Committee’s 48th meeting. (November 2012) UN Photo/Paulo FilgueirasThis subject matter ensures that the Committee – which covers humanitarian, social and cultural affairs – inspires some of the General Assembly’s liveliest debates every year during the months of October and November. Reviewing the entire spectrum of human rights-related subjects lies at the heart of its mandate; as Member States pronounce their very different views on a wide range of topics.With a particularly tight schedule of meetings in 2012, the Third Committee had no less than 73 topics for debate. Of this slate, more than half were related to human rights, making this Committee’s agenda possibly the busiest of the six Main Committees. Presided over by Ambassador Henry L. Mac-Donald of Suriname, this year’s session was no exception.“In the course of the last few years, the Third Committee’s deliberations have become less contentious,” said one senior UN press officer assigned to cover the body’s deliberations. UN General Assembly adopts four resolutions recommended by the Third Committee.(November 1965) UN Photo/TC“Progress has been made, for example, on issues like the situation of human rights in Myanmar, which has been on the agenda for several years, but which drew several comments from Member States welcoming the advances that have been made this year with democratization,” he added. This turn of events was confirmed when the President of the United States, Barack Obama, visited that country on 19 November, a fact that many could hardly have imagined a few years ago.The very next week, the Third Committee, in an unprecedented move, endorsed the steps taken by Myanmar, opening the way for a possible removal of the agenda item from its consideration in upcoming sessions.Tomas Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, and one of many UN independent experts to brief the Committee. (October 2012) UN Photo/JC McIlwaine“Instead of having to defend their record on human rights, Myanmar suddenly finds itself in a position to begin attracting foreign direct investment,” remarked the press officer. A key part of the Committee’s activities involves receiving reports from the world body’s Special Rapporteurs, sometimes also known as Independent Experts.The mandate of these individuals or committees derives from the so-called ‘Special Procedures’ created by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to look into the human rights situations in particular countries or with regard to specific human rights violations. These human rights mechanisms include specific committees that monitor the implementation of individual conventions by States parties, as well as extra-conventional mechanisms, or the ‘Special Procedures’ such as independent experts who report in their personal capacity or as members of working groups.In 2012, some 38 Special Rapporteurs presented their reports to the Third Committee, on subjects ranging from the situation of indigenous peoples and torture, to extra-judiciary, summary and arbitrary executions to the independence of the judiciary.The President of the Human Rights Council, Laura Dupuy Laserre, also raised the issue of the financial shortfall facing the Council, given that the work of the Special Rapporteurs, the creation of independent inquiries and requests for technical assistance to build capacity in countries, show no signs of abating.Laura Dupuy Lasserre, President of the Human Rights Council, presents the Council’s report to the General Assembly. (November 2012) UN Photo/Rick BajornasBesides Myanmar, the human rights record of three other countries – Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and, more recently, Syria – were topics of discussion at the Third Committee’s deliberation.In addition, with respect to the situation of the people in the occupied Palestinian territory, the Committee also came up with a draft urging the Assembly to give recognition to an independent Palestinian State. Subsequently, the Assembly granted recognition to Palestine as an Observer non-Member State in the General Assembly.Among some of the other strong actions taken by the Committee was a historic vote calling for an end to female genital mutilation, urging for practitioners to be punished, and for victims to be protected.Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself welcomed a Third Committee vote in favour of the call for a moratorium on the death penalty.“Some 150 countries have either abolished the death penalty or no longer practice it.  The vote in the Third Committee should encourage Member States who still practice the death penalty or retain it in law to follow suit,” the UN chief said. read more

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Mens Soccer Ohio States season comes to an end with 31 loss

Ohio State junior defender Osman Fofanah dribbles past Rutgers defenders during the second half of the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 3-2. Credit: Cody Mefferd | For the LanternThe Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-15-2, 0-8-1 Big Ten) saw one of the toughest seasons in program history come to an end on Saturday afternoon at the hands of Northwestern (6-8-5, 1-5-3 Big Ten) in the No. 8-No. 9 seed matchup in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes went ahead early in the 17th minute on a goal from redshirt junior forward Jake Scheper, his second goal of the season.Scheper took a pass from junior defender Osman Fofanah and volleyed a lob shot past Northwestern’s sophomore goalkeeper Miha Miskovic. It was all Northwestern from there on out. The Wildcats found three goals from their midfield to seal the victory. Junior midfielder Sean Lynch, senior midfielder Camden Buescher and junior midfielder Matt Moderwell tallied the goals for Northwestern.Buescher and Moderwell are the two leading scorers for the Wildcats, and they provided the punch that is expected from them, as they iced the game with goals in the 78th minute and 88th minute respectively. Ohio State took the early lead not only on the scoreboard, but on the stat sheet. The Buckeyes outshot Northwestern 7-4 in the opening 45 minutes. Five minutes after the Scheper goal, Northwestern found the equalizer when Lynch scored his first goal of the season to tie it at 1-1. Despite the match being tied at the half, the opening 45 minutes seemed to put the Buckeyes in a good position to win just their second match of the season, allowing them to live and fight another day. Saturday’s match turned out to be a tale of two halves. Northwestern found its footing and pulled away from the Buckeyes, outscoring Ohio State 2-0 in the second half and outshooting the Buckeyes 7-5. Miskovic and Ohio State redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried both made three saves on the afternoon. Northwestern will advance to play No. 1 seed Indiana in the Big Ten quarterfinals. read more

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Poll Should there be a vacant property tax

first_img 134 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3278331 Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Poll: Should there be a vacant property tax? Recent figures show that there are close to 200,000 homes lying empty in Ireland. By Cormac Fitzgerald Poll Results: 25,500 Views IRELAND IS IN the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis.Compounding the issue is the number of properties that lie vacant across the country.Recent figures show that there are close to 200,000 homes lying empty in Ireland, which amounts to 27 for every one person in emergency accommodation.The Peter McVerry Trust has suggested that a tax on properties that have been vacant for over one year – based off the value of the local property tax in the area – could result in an additional 892 units being built each year.The charity is arguing strongly for a tax to be introduced on vacant homes.So, what do you think: Should there be a vacant property tax? Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 8:51 AM Don’t know (619)center_img Share51 Tweet Email Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Yes (8863) YesNoDon’t knowVote Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL No (5180) Mar 9th 2017, 8:51 AM last_img read more

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Suède les côtes polluées par un cargo accidenté

first_imgSuède : les côtes polluées par un cargo accidentéLes côtes suédoises sont actuellement victimes de pollution au carburant à cause d’un cargo islandais qui s’est récemment échoué en Norvège. Le cargo est actuellement en route vers le Danemark pour être réparé.Le 17 février dernier, le cargo Godafoss s’échouait dans un parc naturel marin en Norvège. Accidenté, le bateau perd aujourd’hui du carburant, et pollue les côtes suédoises alors qu’il est actuellement en chemin pour le Danemark afin d’être réparé. Les garde-côtes, cités par Goodplanet.info, ont fait savoir : “Le Godafoss, qui s’était échoué près de Hvaler non loin de la frontière suédo-norvégienne, a quitté la zone par ses propres moyens hier soir (lundi 28 février, ndlr). Au cours de la journée, du pétrole a fui du navire tandis qu’il naviguait le long de la côte ouest de la Suède, et il fuit toujours”.Lorsque le bateau a embarqué au début de son voyage, il transportait pas moins de 800 tonnes de mazout. Une bonne partie du carburant s’est déjà écoulée dans le parc naturel norvégien, mais l’embarcation comptait encore à son bord lundi soir 90 mètres cubes de mazout. De son côté, et alors que ses équipes sont actuellement en train de nettoyer les nappes de pétrole, le responsable des garde-côtes suédois s’insurge, expliquant ne pas comprendre pourquoi le bateau a été autorisé à reprendre la mer, et cela même si c’est pour être réparé au Danemark.Le 2 mars 2011 à 19:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Government Scientists Barred From Attending Climate Wildfire Conference

first_img Yes, children, it’s time to talk climate again. This time, because a couple of scientists were prevented from telling others just how bad things are getting.William Jolly, a US Forest Service ecologist, had been scheduled to give a presentation at the International Fire Congress, a professional conference to discuss fire prevention and research hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE). The EPA, led by Trump appointee, Scott Pruitt, didn’t allow Jolly to attend. Likely because his presentation was about how climate change affects wildfire severity around the globe.Karin Riley, another ecologist, was also supposed to attend the conference. She was at the same lab, working for the Human Dimensions Science Program, also studying the relationships between climate change and wildfire. But Riley’s case is even more bizarre as she is also the vice president of the AFE board of directors.While it’s troubling that this happened at all, strongly indicating continued antipathy between Trump’s team and the overall scientific community, this has also now become a pattern. Just last week the EPA blocked three scientists from speaking at a conference on climate change.It cannot be said for certain that Pruitt and pals blocked Jolly and Riley, as these permissions are usually the choice of local or regional bosses, as opposed to appointees in Washington, but the latter does have the final say.“Our frontline supervisors and managers weigh a variety of factors including cost, frequency of employee travel, conference location, the number of other employees attending, among other factors in making our business decisions about conference attendance,” Forest Service spokesman Mike Illenberg told Scientific American. “Based on their recommendations and resource availability, Forest Service Leadership gives final approval.”Regardless, there’s a strong case to be made that because this is taxpayer funded science that involves the safety of the planet, it’s something that the public not only has a right to know, but is entitled to.“It’s kind of weird that they would make it hard for a government scientist to take part in this because managing wildfire is a huge challenge logistically and financially on a vast array of federal lands,” University of California and moderator for the conference, Anthony Westerling told Scientific American. “These scientists, by participating in these kinds of society meetings, share their thoughts and hear other people’s thoughts, which is important because their work is supposed to form how these lands are managed and how we prepare for and adapt under climate change.”Given the fact that wildfires have seen a dramatic uptick in the past few years, and that the US is currently in its worst ever fire season — with millions of acres scorched already — these sorts of presentations are important not just for understanding, but also to save countless lives. Fires like the ones the US and other countries aren’t just devastating, they’re a symptom of a larger problem that needs to be addressed right the hell now.According to the Forest Service, of the 110 scientists who asked to attend, 12 were approved. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Brikama Champions survive scare

first_imgBy Sulayman BahFortune FC, Brikama league champions, Tuesday came out unscathed surviving a scare that took them until in post-match penalties to jettison Greater Tomorrow FC.Regulation time wrapped up with either side tied goalless as a determined Greater Tomorrow stood their ground occasionally planning upsets.But Fortune who stole the headlines the previous campaign was forced to deal with pockets of resistance from the opponents and it wasn’t until on penalties that they managed to break their adversaries’ stiffness.Victory ensured them a place beyond the last 16 round of the nawettan league. They were joined by Fabou who rid themselves of Conge Bi on 5-3 kicks.Elsewhere in SK West, Bengazi brushed aside Cambel Town on a 2-1 score as the SK West nawettan Knock Cup hots up.Madac stole the showdown to grab a spot in the next round after beating Kanifing Layout on 5-4 penalties while Latrikunda tore Tigers 4-3 on post-match kicks following a one-all stalemate in regular time.Pencha got shocked on a 2-0 score by Sankum in an earlier kick-off with Erinjang going through on penalties. Jarinton also did just what they thought of Sticklers as Konge Bi hammered Uprising 2-1.last_img read more

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Not high in line with WTO rule Government sources rebut

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s tariffs are not that high compared to other developing countries, government sources told Reuters on Thursday, reacting to United States President Donald Trump’s call to withdraw what he said were very high tariffs. Earlier Trump tweeted that he looked forward to meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit in Japan, but said that for years India had put “very high tariffs against the United States”. Adding: “This is unacceptabltrue and the tariffs must be withdrawn!” Also Read – Chinmayanand case: Woman tells Supreme Court she wants to stay in Delhi Advertise With Us Read | ‘India’s tariff hike unacceptable, must be withdrawn,’ says Donald Trump This month, India slapped higher tariffs on 28 US products in retaliation for Washington’s withdrawal this month of tariff-free trade for certain Indian goods. India’s tariffs are in line with the World Trade Organization rules, the government sources said, adding that US tariffs on some items were much higher than India’s.last_img read more

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Devs Sony NGP might launch on November 11th

first_imgWhen a Japanese console maker like Sony announces a new console, you expect them to launch in Japan first. Nintendo certainly did with the Nintendo 3DS, and Sony has never launched a new console anywhere besides Japan first. However, if new rumors are anything to go by, they might be considering a different launch approach with the upcoming NGP, or PSP2. According to reports, Sony’s NGP could actually arrive in Europe or America before Japan.MCVUK’s sources are apparently third-party licensees, and they say that Sony has set development deadlines for key Western releases to ensure that NGP projects are completed before the end of the summer and ready for a fall deployment. It’s suggested that that “deployment” would culminate in a November 11th release date.Because MCVUK’s sources are European licensees and they are being pressed to finish key Western releases in time for fall, it looks likely that either Europe or America will get the NGP before the end of the year. However, in a previous interview, Sony said that their goal was to get the NGP released in at least one territory by holiday 2011.The thinking here is that Sony is probably not going to be able to manage a global release of the NGP before the end of the year. The NGP is an expensive piece of kit, Sony’s probably going to sell the first units at a loss, and it’s going to be hard to supply enough NGPs for a global launch. Consequently, it is thought that Sony’s push to get European developers to get their games finished by the end of summer is indirect confirmation that the NGP will release in Western territories before Japan.We’ll see. I don’t personally foresee any universe where Sony is not going to launch in Japan first, but I’m at least hopeful that this news means Sony might be able to pull off a global NGP release this year after all.Read more at MCVUKlast_img read more

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Sine Mora EX is Sad Mature Star Fox

first_imgStay on target If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.When you think of a video game starring talking adult animals shooting each other in space ships, chances are you’re thinking about Nintendo’s Star Fox series. But that also applies to Sine Mora EX, an extended version of the 2012 shoot ‘em up by Suda51’s Grasshopper Manufacture, now available on Nintendo’s own Switch console/handheld hybrid. However, despite these funny similarities, Sine Mora EX has its own fascinating and almost depressing original ideas helping stand out in the furry space shooter subgenre.Shoot ‘em ups, maybe more so than any other arcade genre, value intense twitch action and sheer speed. They’re short bursts of pure skill, moving and shooting with your hands faster than your eyes and brain can react. So you wouldn’t think they’d be fond of ponderous storylines.AdChoices广告And yet Sine Mora EX wants you to know all about its deadly serious dieselpunk world full of sad gazelle ladies and alligator men cursing the empire (literally, this game is rated M) that continues to slaughter their children for endless war. Stages are bookended with somber voiced monologues, and even if I never really cared about what they were saying, I was charmed by the straight-faced ridiculous of the presentation.Like a true gritty Christopher Nolan military movie, Sine Mora EX is also obsessed with the passage of time. The plot spans two different timelines, the lore involves prophets who manipulate time, and the signature gameplay mechanic is time control. That’s where the game gets interesting beyond its surface absurdity.Sine Mora basically plays like a classic 2D shmup such as R-Type or Gradius, not a 3D one like Star Fox. You (or you and a friend) steer the ship around the screen shooting and trying not to get shot by waves of enemies big and small with brutal patterns to memorize.However, along with shooter staples like upgradeable guns and limited special attacks like bombs and wide-reaching lasers, with a push of a button you can also stop time. This lets you easily weave between walls of screen-filling projectiles that define these “bullet hell” games. You can’t do this forever, though, so be smart with your resources.Time itself is also a resource to manage, in that time is your health. You start each mission with a certain amount of time to complete it. Killing enemies extends your time while getting shot shortens it. And checkpoints “stabilize your time mass” to make sure you aren’t took weak or too strong going into a new area. It’s like the Justin Timberlake movie In Time.Time also changes how you approach situation is a really cool way. If you play too safe, you’ll actually hurt yourself by wasting more time than you save. But rushed, sloppy play also wastes time for the opposite reasons. So you constantly have to gauge that pressure and find the balance. Resist punishing negative feedback loops. Know when to chase that extra power-up or just let it bounce away. The best levels find creative ways to mess with your pacing, challenging you to stay concealed in floating garbage or consider the timing of flaming pillars.These time mechanics are layered on top of a well-produced modern shoot ‘em up. The perspective is 2D but the realistic graphics are all fully polygonal with pleasing depth-of-field effects separating the clean and lovely backgrounds from the fast foreground action. The camera smoothly loops around colorful industrial environments, and the bizarre bosses are all appropriately towering and terrifying.As for other modes, after you encounter a boss in the campaign, even if you don’t beat it, you can practice learning its patterns in a separate mode, which is a nice quality of life feature. You can also replay any mission you’ve already completed, and they’re short enough to be digestible for portable Switch play. Challenge mode has you tackling parts of the campaign with specific requirements, and there’s even a little somewhat throwaway competitive multiplayer mode where you try to blast your friend in a tight arenaFairly or not, shmups are seen as smaller experiences with arcade roots too old to be taken seriously as full priced current AAA games. But Sine Mora EX’s presentation and new gameplay ideas, however strange, feel modern for a genre whose last biggest innovation was Ikaruga’s color-swapping 15 years ago. So if you’re interested in a 2D Star Fox for adults (no, not those kinds of adults), then give Sine Mora EX a shot.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Sine Mora EX is a 2D shoot ’em up by Grasshopper Manufacture.2. There’s a somber storyline about anthropomorphic animals the game takes surprisingly seriously.3. Freeze time to weave between bullets and damage towering bosses. 4. Time is also your health. You lose it when shot and regain it when you shoot others.5. Despite its retro gameplay, Sine Mora EX has a lovely modern presentation.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 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Tesla Unveils Autopilot System But Dont Let Go of the Wheel Just

first_imgOctober 15, 2015 3 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Newer Tesla Motors Model S sedans will be able to steer and park themselves under certain conditions starting Thursday, the carmaker said, although Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk cautioned that drivers should keep holding the steering wheel.New “autopilot” features, designed for cars built after September 2014, will be available for customers in the United States, Tesla said. European and Asian owners must wait another week. Tesla will provide the features through an over-the-air upgrade.Musk cautioned that autopilot functionality was in beta mode and full “hands-off” driving was not recommended.”We’re being especially cautious at this stage so we’re advising drivers to keep their hands on the wheel just in case,” Musk told reporters at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. “Over time there will not be a need to have your hands on the wheel.”Reporters who took Model S sedans with the new features for a test drive and took their hands off the wheel saw a notice saying “hold steering wheel” illuminate on the dashboard.In more difficult navigating conditions, an audio alert will come on and if that also is ignored, the car will slow and eventually stop, Tesla said.For drivers, “We’re very clearly saying this is not a case of abdicating responsibility,” Musk said. “That will come at some point in the future but … this is still early days.”Instructions to owners say “autosteer is a hands-on feature. You must keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times.”Tesla, which this month unveiled its Model X SUV, has been the U.S. pioneer in luxury electric cars charged by batteries. Its expertise in software has made it a leader in self-driving features, which more traditional carmakers have been slower to develop.Musk estimated that within three years, cars will be able to drive “from your driveway to work without you touching anything,” but regulatory approval could take years.He said regulators would need data showing that self-driving cars work.Teslas already on the road will help the autopilot constantly improve and become more reliable, he said.”The whole Tesla fleet acts like a network. When one car learns something they all learn it,” he said. “As … more people enable autopilot, the information about how to drive is uploaded to the network. Each driver is effectively an expert trainer in how the autopilot should work.” Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Ever wondered what it would be like to fly through

first_imgEver wondered what it would be like to fly through the skies with the wind in your hair? Well, windowless airplanes are set to bring you one step closer to living your ultimate dream – or nightmare?!UK developers are working on replacing conventional airplane windows with smartscreen panels that will give you a bird’s eye view of everything going on outside of the aircraft.Apart from thrilling some flyers and unnerving others, the new lighter, streamlined designs will cut fuel consumption and, as a result, help reduce airfare dramatically.Made using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) the screens will be fitted to the inside of the fuselage and display hi-definition images captured by cameras on the plane’s exterior. This technology is based on elements that already exist in your mobile phone and televison.Alternatively, it has been suggested that the onboard screens may be used to provide in-flight entertainment or information about your destination.So when will we see this future vision of flight in action? Developers based at the Centre for Process Innovation in the north-east of England claim that windowless planes could be a reality within a decade.Tell us what do you think? Would you feel nervous travelling on a ‘windowless’ airplane?http://www.youtube.com/embed/afGL5GX6avsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlying-themed films: 10 best plane movies of all timeWe celebrate Flight’s Oscar nomination by bringing you the 10 best films about flying and air travel, and stuff, of all time.7 of the weirdest travel stories of 2014Pigs on planes, windowless flights and other wacky travel stories from the last 12 months.Best Views from the SkiesFind out which routes to book to get the best views from your plane windowlast_img read more

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SAN FRANCISCO – Pokemon Go is moving into a diff

first_img SAN FRANCISCO – “Pokemon Go” is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its menagerie of digital critters.An upcoming game update relies on built-in Apple software called ARKit that gives the iPhone’s new ways to serve as a portal into augmented reality.AR is a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings such as parks and streetscapes.The new approach, announced Wednesday, adds depth to the playing field and lets Pokemon monsters grow or shrink to fit their environment. The game’s creatures will now flee when they detect sudden movement or if players approach too quickly.John Hanke, CEO of “Pokemon Go” creator Niantic, believes iPhones equipped with Apple’s AR software now offer the best way to play the game.That’s an ironic twist because Niantic spun out of Google, whose Android software powers most of the smartphones in the world. Hanke played a key role in build Google Maps, one of the most frequently used apps on Android phones.Apple’s AR technology works on iPhones dating back to the 2015 iPhone 6S, a line-up that encompasses an estimated 200 million to 300 million devices, including iPads.“Pokemon Go” has offered an AR option since its release 17 months ago, but Apple’s technology is more advanced than what the game has been using.Apple is hoping app makers will find compelling ways to deploy its AR tools, helping to hook the masses on a technology that so far has been embraced by a sliver of smartphone users. If AR takes off, many analysts believe Apple will branch out in a few years and release a new line of devices designed specifically for AR. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2017 6:09 am PDT Last Updated Dec 20, 2017 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Pokemon Go’ unleashes its critters in Apple’s AR playgroundlast_img read more

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Mother and daughter victims of serial killer buried in Nicosia

first_imgFriends and relatives of murder victims Livia Bunea and her daughter Elena Natalia, 8, and also members of the search and rescue crews who found their bodies in the Mitsero red lake where they were dumped in suitcases by a serial killer, attended their funeral on Thursday afternoon in Arediou in the Nicosia district.The 36-year-old from Romania and her daughter were buried almost three years after they were reported missing on September 30, 2016.Present at the funeral were a small number of family members but also friends, police and fire service officers and the diver who discovered the suitcases, one on April 28, and the other a week later. The mother and daughter were two of seven victims murdered by the suspected serial killer Nicos Metaxas, 35.Also present was the justice minister, the Romanian ambassador and the head of the fire service, Marcos Trangolas, who was also in charge of the search for the bodies. All seven bodies of the self-confessed killer have now been recovered, the last one on Monday at the Memi lake in Xyliatos, that of Sierra Graze aged 6, the daughter of one of the other victims, Mary Rose Tiburcio from the Philippines.The state said it would be shouldering the costs of the funerals while the Arediou community council agreed to provide burial space for Livia and Elena Natalia free of charge.The murders of mother and daughter were detailed in the handwritten confession of the suspect who claims they were his first victims.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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