first_imgKarna budget proposes “Compete with China” schemeBengaluru, July 5 (PTI) A “Compete with China” scheme totake on Chinese made goods and spare parts was announced inthe state budget today by Karnataka Chief Minister H DKumaraswamy, who termed it as an “industrial revolution.”He said a total of eight lakh jobs are expected to begenerated in some districts under the scheme, for whichgovernment would provide Rs 14,000 crore investment in thecoming years RPT years.He said large-scale production of various commodities byChina, in great demand the world over, has resulted in solarpower goods, electrical lighting goods, bathroom fittings,electrical goods and electronic toys being available even forthe common man.The tremendous development in manufacturing in China inthe past two decades has seen goods from that country floodingthe Indian market, due to which industries are on the vergeverge of closure, he said.”In line with ‘Produce or Perish’ we are now requiredtoincrease our production. With this perspective, I am thinkingof implementing the Compete with China scheme,” hesaid.This envisages setting up a “Program Mission Unit” underthe leadership of successful entrepreneurs. Spare parts wouldbe manufactured at the village level, assembled at taluk leveland malls would be opened to market them, Kumaraswamy said.The Chief Minister, who also holds the Finance portfolio,outlined the scheme while presenting the Congress-JD(S)coalition government’s maiden budget.Quoting examples of programmes that can be implementedinvarious districts, based on resources and professional skillavailable in each area, he said Kalaburagi districtwould bedeveloped as “Bharath Solar District”.advertisement”The solar panel, inverters, capacitors and luminatorsfor the production of solar power will be produced only inKalaburagi district,” he said.Pointing out that the electrical light industryin Indiais valued at about Rs 46,000 crore, he said Chinese LED lightshaveoccupied this market and proposed that manufacturing ofhousehold LED lights be developed inChitradurga district.Other plans included one to develop Hassan district asbathroom floor tiles and sanitary goods manufacturing districtand setting up a cluster for manufacture of toys in Koppaldistrict to compete with Chinese mechanized toys.Noting that 80 per cent of global demand for ICBs andchips are met by Taiwan and that there was a huge demand forICB chips in India too, he said there are plans to set up amanufacturing unit at Mysuru.Emphasis will be given to thetextile industry in Ballaridistrict and a mobile phone components unit was planned to beset up at Chikkaballapur, he saidKumaraswamy saidgovernment planned to invest Rs 2,000crore in four years to set up a sports and fitness goods unitin Tumakuru district, with an im of creating one lakhjobs.To manufacture agricultural implements and protection ofagro products in Bidar district,government intended to provideRs 2,000crore capital in the next four years to companies whocome forward to manufactureagricultural implements.To implement these schemes,expert workers trained for sixmonths to two years are needed, for which training schoolswould be opened in the first phase, Kumaraswamy said.The budget has provided Rs 500 crore for training thisyear in seven districts and in the next four years, Rs 2,000crore would be given in the form of equity share capital toprivate institutes participating in this industry, he said.Private institutes would have to invest Rs 3,000crore,the Chief Minister said,adding, there would thus be a total ofRs 5,000 crore investment for each district.”By this industrial revolution, a total of eight lakhjobs will be generated in each district. An investment of Rs14,000 crorewill be provided by the state Government inthecoming years RPT years,” he added. PTI KSU RA APRAPRAPRAPRlast_img read more

first_imgCrews are trying to determine how quickly crude oil leaking from derailed railroad tanker cars near Doon, Iowa will reach cities downstream.One or more of 31 tanker cars on the derailed train is leaking into floodwaters surrounding the tracks near Doon in Sioux County.The train derailed around 4:30 a.m. Friday.It’s not yet clear how many tankers are leaking or how much oil has escaped.Ken Hessenius with the Iowa Natural Resources Department says his crews will try to determine how fast the oil is being carried downstream by the rain-swollen Little Rock River.It joins the Rock River a few hundreds yard west, which courses south into the Big Sioux River.That empties into the Missouri River at Sioux City.He says towns supplied by shallow wells near the Rock River have been alerted about possible contamination.Photos by Sioux County Sheriff’s Drone——————————————————–Some residents in the Sioux County town of Doon have been evacuated following a train derailment that caused a crude oil leak.The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says residents living along a rural road south of Doon have left their homes.Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep in neighboring Lyon County says the train derailed between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Friday just south of Doon.He says it’s unclear how much oil has leaked.It’s also unclear how many cars derailed and what caused the derailment.Floodwater along the Little Rock River is running over a road north of the track.Evacuations have occurred downstream at Rock Valley, where the Rock River is expected to crest later Friday.APlast_img read more

first_imgManchester United Martial hoping to avoid Man Utd rotation after rediscovering form and confidence Chris Burton 23:26 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anthony Martial Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Anthony Martial Premier League The France international forward has come back into favour and is looking to maintain his award-winning performance levels through regular game time Anthony Martial has told Jose Mourinho that he is relishing regular game time and is hoping to avoid rotation at Manchester United.The France international forward started the 2017-18 on the fringes of the fold, with much of his action seen from off the bench.He proved himself to be a useful impact option, amid an early flurry of goals, but regularly expressed a desire to take in more starts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho has handed him those opportunities of late and Martial – who has found the target three times in 2018 – is eager to remain involved, even if the games continue to come thick and fast.He told MUTV: “We all like it when we’re playing every three days, that’s football at the highest level these days.”We’re always ready and prepared and, what’s more, we have the squad to cope with the amount of games, so it’s an exciting period ahead.”United’s next outing will see them face Newcastle in Premier League competition on Sunday.Attention then switches to the FA Cup and a fifth round date with Huddersfield, with that contest followed by the first leg of a Champions League last-16 encounter with Sevilla.If the Red Devils are to continue to compete on multiple fronts, then they will need the likes of Martial to maintain their current standards.The 22-year-old has seen his efforts recognised with the club’s Player of the Month award for January, with that particular prize having now been claimed on three occasions in 2017-18.Martial puts that down to playing with confidence, with there a belief in his game at the moment which allows him to deliver on his undoubted potential.He added: “I feel really good at the moment, I’m training hard and, to be fair, with the matches and results since the new year, we’ve made a decent start, so I hope we can continue in the same vein.”It’s a real honour for me that the supporters have voted for me. I think now it’s the third time it’s happened this season. I just hope I can keep this run going and maybe even try and win a few more of them!”last_img read more

first_imgDabo Swinney on the beach for a Clemson beach party.Clemson Beach PartyPlaying in the College Football Playoff isn’t all business and hard work. There’s room for fun and games as well, which it looks like the Clemson Tigers are finding time for today.After practice, Clemson hit the sands for a team beach party. Looking at the photo and video documentation of the event, it sure looks like they had a good time. Great to see Dabo leading #AmazingGrace, @JordanLeggett16 and team to victory in beach volleyball! #ClemsonFamily pic.twitter.com/vgSu4InFJM— Jim Clements (@ClemsonPrez) December 28, 2015The Tigers had some time to relax and enjoy the beach this afternoon! @ClemsonFB #ALLIN #CapitalOneOrangeBowlpic.twitter.com/eonXqeWVvl— Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 28, 2015Sun, water, sand, jet skis, volleyball, burgers, music… What a time to be a Tiger. #ALLIN at the @OrangeBowl https://t.co/c3tOTvZivK— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 29, 2015How about Dabo with the spike in beach volleyball?No one got hurt, the weather was great and everyone had fun. Looks like winning all around for the Tigers.last_img read more

first_img Reuters Mexico CityAugust 7, 2019UPDATED: August 7, 2019 22:50 IST Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth F1 world championship title in Mexico last year (Reuters Photo)Formula One drivers will rev up their race cars again for the annual Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City’s mayor said on Wednesday, after a cut in government funding put the future of the widely attended race in question.Mexico had signed a five-year contract for annual Grand Prix races in 2014. But after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December, he said the deal would not be renewed because public funds were needed for other tourism booster projects such as building the “Mayan Train” on the Yucatan Peninsula.Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said a group of business people would help cover the costs, which local authorities have said are about $45 million a year.”I want to give you all the good news. … Formula One is staying in Mexico,” Sheinbaum said in a video posted on Twitter, adding that the head of the governing body FIA would sign a new contract on Thursday.”The city isn’t investing a single public resource,” Sheinbaum said. “It’s good news for the city, it brings tourism, it brings income.”Formula One has held the Mexican Grand Prix every year since 2015, drawing a total of 1 million people. The competition previously ran in Mexico between 1963 to 1970, and again from 1986 to 1992.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow F1Follow Mexican Grand Prix Next Private donors revive F1 race in Mexico after government cut fundsFormula One has held the Mexican Grand Prix every year since 2015, drawing a total of 1 million people.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNova Scotians will see early improvements to highways this year because of three road-paving contracts awarded by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The projects, with a total value of $5,030,246, are spread over three counties with 24.9 kilometres of paving. All three projects are scheduled to be completed this summer. The projects are: — Halifax Regional Municipality: A $2,393,460 contract awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. for repaving 8.8 kilometres on Route 333 from east of the intersection of Macdonalds Drive; — Pictou County: A $1,887,486 contract awarded to S.W. Weeks Contracting Ltd. for repaving 9.8 kilometres on Highway 104 from the end of the twinned section to exit 27A near Sutherlands River. Also included are repairs to the Thorburn and Pine Tree Road overpasses; — Yarmouth County: A $749,300 contract awarded to Aberdeen Paving Ltd. for repaving 6.3 kilometres on Route 335 east from the intersection of Green Grove Road. “Already this year, we’ve awarded more than $33 million in paving contracts throughout Nova Scotia with more to come when the budget is finalized,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “These contracts represent an important investment in our road network across the province.” The projects are part of government’s commitment to better roads and infrastructure as outlined in the speech from the throne. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Madrid – Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida reiterated, on Wednesday in Madrid, Morocco’s dynamic commitment to international and regional efforts to find a solution to the Libyan crisis as part of a global approach. Speaking at the ministerial conference on Libya’s stability and development, Bouaida underlined Morocco’s resolve to integrate itself “with dynamism” in efforts meant to find a solution to the Libyan crisis as part of a global approach which brings together the security, political, humanitarian and development dimensions as a means to ensure stability and progress in the country.The official also expressed Morocco’s will to assist Libya in addressing its challenges to turn the country into a reconciled, strong, democratic State that is capable of contributing to Maghreb integration and achieve the aspirations of peoples in the five Maghreb countries for union and development. Bouaida underlined the need to respect Libya’s territorial unity and national sovereignty and emphasized the importance of adopting dialogue between the Libyan actors as a means to settle political differences and promote understanding over the new constitution which guarantees the building of State institutions and protects its resources.She noted that division and deterioration of the security situation as well as the worsening of violence in Libya threaten democratic transition and might drag the country into violence that will impact its Maghreb, Mediterranean and African environment.The Conference is attended by UNSG representative for Libya, representatives of Euro-Mediterranean Countries Group “Med 7”, of “5+5 Forum” and the Group of neighboring countries. It is also attended by representatives of Tunisia, Mauritania, Algeria, Egypt, Niger, Chad, Sudan, France, Cyprus, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Malta, the EU, the Union for the Mediterranean (UpM), the Arab League and the UN. read more

Rabat – An accident took place along the A1 highway between Rabat and Casablanca, killing three women, the youngest 20 and the oldest 44, and injuring one person.The accident’s only survivor was Moroccan singer Hatim Idar, who was seriously injured and immediately taken to a hospital, Moroccan television channel Medi1 TV reported.The accident involved the collision of two cars near the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium. Idar reportedly was driving one of the cars, while the three women killed were in the other car. Read Also: 3 Guinean Students Die in Car Accident in RabatThe civil protection services, police, and local authorities arrived at the scene soon after the accident. One of the women died in an ambulance before it could reach the hospital. read more

Clinton had told the Sri Lankan Minister that if there was no progress in Sri Lanka the US government will go forward. The US State Department says the government must fulfill its obligations made to the international community on human rights related issues. Nuland said that the US is working with several governments on the resolution on Sri Lanka submitted at the UN Human Rights Council yesterday.“It is not a surprise to the Government of Sri Lanka that we are doing this. We made clear publicly and privately that this was a response to the fact that we just didn’t see the kind of movement that was necessary. We didn’t see promises fulfilled. So we’re being very transparent with the Government of Sri Lanka, and we’re expecting strong support for the resolution that we’ve put forward,” she said. The US government says it had alerted the government last year on the possibility of taking action on Sri Lanka if there was no progress on human rights related issues.US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that Sri Lanka had been alerted last year by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she met External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris. Asked if the submitted the resolution will be a victory for pro-LTTE groups who were lobbying for action on the government, Nuland said the best response the Sri Lankan government could give to such claims is to fulfill its obligations.“Well, the best thing that the Government of Sri Lanka could do for its own people and to undercut the claims of these groups would be to fulfill the obligations that it made to the international community to take the process forward. So that hasn’t happened, and we are taking more measures in the Human Rights Council to make clear that progress has been insufficient,” she said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the country plans to have a ‘unique financial and business district’ in Colombo when the sea reclamation project by a Chinese firm is resumed.“Hopefully if the Port City projects get underway, I think there will be some sort of landfill there that could have the makings of a special financial and business district which will be a unique one in South Asia,” Wickremesinghe told a gathering celebrating 30-years of the formal establishment of the Colombo Stock Exchange. The 1.4 billion US dollar Chinese Port City was to be constructed between the Southern edge of the new Colombo South Port and the Fort Lighthouse.The total area of sea to be reclaimed is 252 hectares. The Minister for Megapolis Champika Ranawaka also told LBO in an earlier interview that a port city is included in the Megapolis design, in close proximity to the China Port City, and plans would be harmonized. (Courtesy LBO) Sri Lanka’s much talked Chinese port city project was under water for a long period of time as the new administration has questioned project approvals by the last regime. The builders of Sri Lanka’s Chinese-funded port city project told LBO in an earlier interview that discussions are ongoing and they await a positive reply from the government after the suspension of work citing environment concerns by the new administration which came in to power in January. read more

Prosecutors: Former DuPont worker stole confidential files NEWARK, N.J. – Federal prosecutors say a former DuPont employee stole more than 20,000 confidential files from the firm to help bolster a consulting business he started shortly before his retirement.Anchi Hou was put on house arrest after making his initial court appearance Friday. The 61-year-old from East Brunswick is charged with theft of trade secrets.Prosecutors say Hou copied and stole the files last year from DuPont’s manufacturing facility in Sayreville.The files included formulas, data and customer information related to developments in flexographic printing plate technology. Hou also allegedly took photos in restricted areas of equipment and layouts used to make DuPont products.Hou faces 10 years in prison if convicted. A telephone number for him could not be located Saturday and it’s not known if he has retained an attorney. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2017 11:43 am MDT Last Updated Apr 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

first_img“At that particular time we were literally like brother and sister, we were best friends, unbreakable.”The whole relationship fell apart when we started to renegotiate our contracts because I always felt that we worked together as a team and that is how it should be. Johnny Vaughan at the Chiltern Firehouse on July 27, 2015 in LondonCredit:Mark Robert Milan/GC Images Denise van Outen arrives at the Gala Dinner following The Costa Smeralda Invitational Golf Tournament at Pevero Golf Club, Costa Smeralda on June 27, 2015 in Olbia, Italy Denise Van Outen at the Brit Awards in 2000Credit:Rex “I knew at that point it would never be the same in that working environment.” 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. Johnny Vaughan at the Chiltern Firehouse on July 27, 2015 in Londoncenter_img Van Outen said: “Obviously I gave it a second go but a similar thing happened again, but it’s hard because I loved him so much and I still do.”I could still be angry about it now but I have seen him since and whenever I see him, because I love him so much and he makes me laugh so much, more than anyone I’ve ever met, I just forget about it.”We were really, really good friends, I just don’t know if it would ever be the same again.” Denise Van Outen has spoken about how her friendship with The Big Breakfast co-host Johnny Vaughan was “tarnished” when they fell out over pay.The pair shot to fame as the presenting double act on the morning TV show but Van Outen has said she quit when she felt like their relationship would not be the same again.The TV star told ITV’s Loose Women: “You put so much trust in a person and I’ve had it in the past in the 90s. I can talk about it because it’s been public, I had a big fall-out with Johnny Vaughan, who I did The Big Breakfast with. “We created it together and not just us, the rest of the team working on the show. I always had that mentality that it’s about all of us.”I know there were other influences involved and agents and everything but he was negotiating separately from me, his contract, which I found out, obviously confronted him and I realised then at that point our friendship had gone in two different directions and for me it was tarnished and that is why I left the show. Denise Van Outen Denise van Outen arrives at the Gala Dinner following The Costa Smeralda Invitational Golf Tournament at Pevero Golf Club, Costa Smeralda on June 27, 2015 in Olbia, ItalyCredit:Gettylast_img read more

Prince Harry has begun a two-day trip to Zambia, following in the footsteps of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who toured three African nations earlier this month.The Duke of Sussex was greeted by official and a traditional dance performance on his arrival to the country. He was then welcomed by Zambian President Edgar Lungu to the State House in the capital Lusaka. The Duke emphasised the growing economic ties between the UK and Zambia during a reception which celebrated the relationship between the two countries. read more

← Previous Story BLOG: Laszlo, Siarhei and Filip – Handball Kings without crowns Next Story → “BLACK MONTH” FOR COACHES WITH SWEDISH PASSPORT: HC Erlangen sack Robert Andersson The Spanish national team coach Jordi Ribera calls 18 players for the upcoming EHF week in which his team will face Germany in two friendly matches. Spaniards will try to reach the form before the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia, where they defend European silver won in Poland 2016.Here is the players for the next action…Goalkeepers:Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas (F.C. Barcelona, Spain)Rodrigo Corrales (Paris Saint-Germain, France)Sergey Hernández (Helvetia Anaitasuna, Spain)Left wings:Valero Rivera (F.C. Barcelona, Spain) Ángel Fernández (BM Ciudad de Logroño, Spain)Left backs:Iosu Goñi (Pais D’aix University Club, France)Arnau García (Fenix Toulouse Handball, France)Dani Dujshebaev (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenia)Viran Morros (F.C. Barcelona, Spain)Playmakers: Raul Entrerríos (F.C. Barcelona, Spain)Daniel Sarmiento (St. Raphaël Var, France)Right backs:Alex Dujshebaev (PGE VIVE Kielce, Poland)Eduardo Gurbindo (HBC Nantes, France)Right wings:David Balaguer (HBC Nantes, France)Kauldi Odriozola (C.D. Bidasoa, Spain)Line players:Gedeon Guardiola (Rhein Neckar Löwen, Germany)Diego Piñeiro (Abanca Ademar León, Spain) Adrià Figueras (BM Granollers, Spain)PHOTO: France 2017 Jordi RiberaSpain read more

first_imgDESPITE THE AMOUNT of traction it’s received in recent months, the legal status of Bitcoin has been murky at best.Most governments are unsure how to approach the digital currency, and most have ruled out using it in the near future.Wanting to see how different countries approached Bitcoin from a legal standpoint, the US Law Library of Congress put together a report looking at 40 countries (and the EU) where Bitcoin has been used and their stance towards it. The countries include: The main finding was Bitcoin has a long way to go before it’s recognised legally by most countries. Only a few countries such as China and Brazil have specific regulations that can be applied to it – the Chinese government declared it illegal while Brazil passed a law which paves the way for its future use.The rest of the countries listed are choosing to monitor the currency for now since it’s still unregulated.The report noted that the biggest concern among governments is the kind of impact Bitcoin will have on national currencies, the implications of its use for taxation, and its potential for criminal use.With regards to Ireland, it noted the government saying the threat to the Exchequer was “likely to be small.” It also said the Revenue Commissioners are monitoring Bitcoin’s development and considering its implications for possible taxation.The report concluded that its findings “reveal that the debate over how to deal with this new virtual currency is still in its infancy.”Read: So what’s the next step for Bitcoin? >Read: Bit-convicts? Online exchangers charged with money laundering > Alderney, Argentina, Australia Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom.last_img read more

first_imgDes icebergs pour lutter contre la sécheresse en Afrique ? Le projet de transporter un iceberg depuis l’Antarctique jusqu’en Afrique pour lutter contre la sécheresse prend forme. Grâce aux progrès réalisés en informatique, des simulations ont pu être mises au point et un essai grandeur nature devrait avoir lieu en 2013 ou en 2014.C’est dans les années 70 que l’ingénieur français Georges Mougin a eu pour la première fois l’idée de faire dériver des icebergs de l’Antarctique vers l’Afrique pour lutter contre la sécheresse. Mais, le projet s’avérait quasiment impossible à réaliser, du moins jusqu’ici. En effet, selon la version anglaise du magazine Wired, ce rêve est aujourd’hui devenu un peu plus réaliste grâce aux progrès réalisés dans le domaine de l’informatique.Il y a près de 30 ans, l’ingénieur avait en fait envisagé, avec l’explorateur Paul-Emile Victor, d’attacher un iceberg de plus de six millions de tonnes à une corde et de le remorquer jusqu’en Afrique. C’est ainsi qu’avec l’aide du prince Saoudien Mohammed al-Faisal, il avait créé la compagnie ITI (Iceberg Transport International), mais à l’époque, les moyens étaient insuffisants et les technologies inadaptées, le projet avait donc dû être abandonné.Ou plutôt reporté, jusqu’à ce qu’en 2009, Georges Mougin découvre Dassault Systèmes, une entreprise française spécialisée dans la conception de logiciels de simulation algorithmique. Il a alors réalisé une simulation prenant en compte tous les paramètres importants de l’opération. En envisageant le poids de l’iceberg (soigneusement sélectionné), sa trajectoire, sa vitesse, celle du bateau, les courants, le prix du carburant etc., il a ainsi été possible de voir si cette entreprise était réalisable et même d’évaluer son coût.Un iceberg de 7 millions de tonnes au Sahel À lire aussiLes images d’un incroyable phénomène sous-marin aperçu sous l’Antarctique (Vidéo)Après des mois et des mois de recherches, l’équipe d’ingénieurs baptisée IceDream et travaillant avec lui, affirme donc que le projet est aujourd’hui réalisable. Remorquer un iceberg de sept millions de tonnes de l’Arctique (aux alentours de l’île de Terre-Neuve) jusqu’aux côtes du Sahel prendrait à peu près 141 jours et coûterait deux millions d’euros au moins, rapporte slate.fr.Pour éviter que celui-ci ne se fissure, il faudrait alors l’envelopper dans une bâche isolante, bien qu’il fonde de toute façon d’environ 38% de sa masse avant d’arriver à destination, ont calculé les chercheurs. Mais selon le magazine américain Popular Science, la lutte contre une sécheresse importante nécessiterait en réalité un iceberg plus de quatre fois plus volumineux (30 millions de tonnes d’après lui), ce qui permettrait de faire boire un million de personnes pendant un an. Quoiqu’il en soit l’équipe IceDream affirme que le modèle tient la route et que les données brutes restent valables. Ainsi, Georges Mougin souhaite procéder à un essai grandeur nature d’ici 2013 ou 2014, a précisé le magazine américain Fast Company.Le 16 août 2011 à 18:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state’s higher education system. African-American attorney Julius Chambers, who endured firebomb attacks in the 1960s and 1970s as he fought segregation, founded the UNC Center for Civil Rights in 2001, serving as its first director. Now conservatives on the state Board of Governors, which sets policy for the 16-campus system, want to strip the center of its ability to file lawsuits, removing its biggest weapon.Proponents say the move isn’t ideological, but that the center’s courtroom work strays from the education mission of the country’s oldest public university. Critics say one of the South’s leading civil rights institutions would be defanged. The proposal is “strictly, certainly and undoubtedly ideological,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill law professor Gene Nichol wrote via email.Nichol was dean of the law school, where the center is housed, when it was founded. He said in the email that he encouraged Chambers to found it at UNC.Nichol also headed UNC’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, which the board closed two years ago by saying it didn’t serve its academic mission. It was one of about 25 UNC-affiliated centers shuttered after a review of the 240 centers in the campus system.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Beach Firefighters broke out the heavy equipment to save a trapped pigeon.A firefighter rescued a pigeon in distress from a building on 16th Street and Alton Road.The bird was tangled in wires and hanging upside down, Thursday afternoon.After the bird was freed, some good Samaritans took it to a vet to be examined.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was taken to the hospital after, police said, he was shot in the buttocks in Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday night.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the shooting on the 3200 block of Northwest 48th Street in the Brownsville neighborhood, at around 8:15 p.m.Officials said the victim, a man in his early 40s, was conscious and breathing when he was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.Police have not given any details about a subject in the shooting. The motive remains under investigation.Stay tuned to WSVN 7 News and wsvn.com for updates on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe industries that will be there include; healthcare, seafood, state agencies, and oil and gas. Rebecca Lunsford, Peninsula Job Center Supervisor: “We have 51 employers and training providers scheduled for the job fair. We have an assortment of jobs represented.”  Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-job-fiar-.mp3VmJennifer-on-job-fiar-.mp300:00RPd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The annual Kenai Peninsula Job Fair will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. There will also be opportunities for individuals to speak with apprenticeships, as well as training and internship opportunities. The Kenai Job Fair is on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be held at the Sports Complex in Soldotna. The event is free and open to the public. Lunsford reminds those participating to bring in a resume, and dress for a possible interview: “We’ll have a layout for them so they can take a look if there is a particular field they are interested in.”last_img read more