Kirk Herbstreit Names His Top 5 Games Of Week 2

first_imgESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has named his top five games on college football’s Week 2 slate, which is set to kick off today.The second full weekend of the 2019 college football regular season is highlighted by Texas’ home bout against LSU, though there are several notable contests.Herbstreit has ranked his top five games on the schedule today.Texas-LSU does come in at No. 1. We’re in Austin, TX for @CollegeGameDay and @LSUfootball vs @TexasFootball but there’s a full slate of great games this weekend!Here are the games I can’t wait to watch…which ones are you most excited for? pic.twitter.com/glSvfzdtiw— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 6, 2019A couple of these contests will have major College Football Playoff implications, with the losers of Texas-LSU and Clemson-Texas A&M having uphill battles the rest of the way.We can’t wait for kickoff.Which games are you most looking forward to on college football’s Week 2 slate?last_img read more

Naaz Joshi Making India proud

first_imgThough Section 377 was decriminalised by the Supreme Court of India in September 2018, people of the LGBTQ community are still struggling to make a space for themselves in the society. One such individual, who belongs to this section of society – Naaz Joshi fought back all the odds and left no stone unturned to make the country proud. Naaz has become the World’s first transgender to win ‘Miss World Diversity’ pageant for three consecutive years now. In an exclusive interview, she shares the struggles of her journey, experiences of the contest, and much more. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain Being a transgender, how was your experience in ‘Miss World Diversity’ contest? Did you face any kind of inequality during the show? It gives me immense joy and pleasure to represent my country at the international platforms. I feel there are problems in everyone’s life (being born like this is mine), but overcoming those problems and emerging as winner is what we all should focus on. I have been participating in the contest for past four years now and every time I go they are new expectations and challenges. But speaking of the inequalities, I think I haven’t faced the amount of inequality anywhere in the world, except India. I personally feel that my community is more accepted by citizens of other countries than ours. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWhat is the idea of beauty for you? Opposite to the Indian concept of beauty! According to them, people who are fair are beautiful. I feel it’s the heart that decides the beauty of a human being. Since the time I was born, I have seen my mom using fairness cream. I think it is important that we educate our society about the notion of beauty – which is beyond looks. Tell us something about the initial years of your life – how did you deal with the identity, what problems did you face? I was born in 1980, in a middle class family. My mother was a Muslim and Dad was Hindu. At a very early age, I witnessed various ups and downs – I was sent to my uncle’s home, I was raped at the age of 11, and I worked at dance bars till the age of 18. I came to Delhi in the year 2002, where I did my three years fashion designing course from NIFT Delhi. Then, I worked with designers like Ritu Kumar and Ritu Beri. After that, I started working for a massage parlour and there I met the man who gave me my first break in modelling career – Rishi Taneja. He made biopic on my life and it was showcased at various places. During that time only, one of the news magazines decided to put my photo on its cover in 2015, and I became India’s first transgender model. Post that, I started my own company which organises beauty pageants every year, and since then I have been working for women empowerment. How do you think decriminalising LGBTQ in India will bring a change for your community? After section 377 has been scrapped from our country, there have been changes in the society. I see that now, lesbians, gays and bisexuals are very much accepted in our country, however for the trans women; we still have a long way to go. I am hoping that discrimination against transgenders will decrease too.last_img read more

Moncton council to decide on whether to restore water fluoridation

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – Despite pleas from dentists to restore fluoride to the water supply in Moncton, N.B., at least one city councillor says he’ll vote against it when council meets to make a decision next week.Moncton ended fluoride use in 2011, and local dentist Suzanne Drapeau-McNally says she has seen a dramatic increase in tooth decay among young children ever since.“Children who previously had no cavities, all of a sudden come in and have a higher number of decays,” Drapeau-McNally said.Moncton city council was supposed to make a decision this spring, but Coun. Shawn Crossman asked that the decision be delayed until Sept. 18 to gather more information.Crossman said he spent the last seven months reading studies and listening to the public, and hasn’t seen any evidence to prove that fluoride prevents tooth decay.“There’s nothing there that says fluoride is stopping tooth decay, absolutely nothing,” he said.“There’s a much bigger picture here. Sugar is a factor, what do our diets look like, what is the person’s overall health? There are other factors that contribute. Fluoride is not going to solve everybody’s problems.”Crossman said in fact he has seen information that fluoride can be harmful to very young children.Drapeau-McNally said fluoride is a natural element that protects tooth enamel against the acids that cause tooth decay, and she’s seen no studies to show negative impact of 0.7 parts per million of fluoride in public water supplies.“We have public health across the world and none have found evidence that community water fluoridation is harmful to health,” Drapeau-McNally said.“I remain solid that the scientific studies show the results are conclusive — it is a win situation to add fluoride to our Moncton water,” she said.Last year, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health and the New Brunswick Dental Society’s board both came out in support of fluoridation.“The value of water fluoridation should not be underestimated. The studies are clear and unequivocal and the benefits of fluoridation are well documented for all individuals in the community regardless of age, education, or socio-economic status,” they wrote in a joint statement.While federal and provincial governments set guidelines for fluoridation, the decision to use fluoride is left up to municipalities.Brantford, Ont., became the first Canadian community to add fluoride in 1945, and many others followed. Health Canada reported in 2009, the last time it counted, that about 45 per cent of the population was drinking fluoridated water.Big cities including Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Halifax and Winnipeg fluoridate. Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver don’t, along with Waterloo and Windsor in southern Ontario.City council in Saint John, N.B., voted against fluoride in 2014.Crossman said he hasn’t done a poll of other councillors, but believes most will support his decision when council meets on Monday.— By Kevin Bissett in Frederictonlast_img read more

Casablanca Crime Rate Dropped by 1078 Since 2016 DGSN

Rabat – General Directorate from National Security has shown that the crime rate in Casablanca has decreased during the first seven months of the current year, down 10.78 percent compared to the same period in 2016.The DGSN noted that this period was marked by a clear decrease in crime indicators, as the number of registered cases reached 52,867, against 59,316 during the same period of 2016, or 6,449 fewer criminal cases.Casablanca police arrested 62,575 individuals, 45,847 of whom were arrested in the course of committing various offenses, while 16,728 others were subject to national investigation for different criminal cases. According to a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), these operations focus on cases related to violence which affect national security, specifying that 2,197 wanted persons were arrested in related cases to violence, including 239 individuals involved in sexual assaults and 1,844 in robbery cases.For violent crimes, which are “directly related to the sense of national security,” the DGSN indicated that, during the first seven months of 2017, they did not exceed 12.51 percent of the overall crime rate, a significant decrease of 6.54 percent. Meanwhile, the rate of stopping this type of crime reached 81.59 percent, meaning the arrest of 4,487 suspects, including 650 minors.Recorded cases and arrests are divided between the Anfa police districts with 7,957 cases and 8,775 arrests, Mers Sultan-Al Fida with 3,717 cases and 3,989 arrests, Ain Sebaa-Hay Mohammadi with 6,794 cases and 6,416 arrests , Ben Hassani with 5,072 cases and 3,301 arrests, Ain Chok with 3,801 cases and 3,093 arrests, Bernoussi-Zénata with 6,771 cases and 5,760 arrests, Ben Msik with 3,138 cases and 3,301 arrests, Médiouna with 990 cases and 963 arrests, and Mohammedia with 5,632 cases and 6,553 arrests. read more

UN humanitarian official urges action to address disasters

7 June 2007The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today urged action on plans to cope with disasters as delegates from 120 nations meeting in Geneva wrapped up a conference which warned that some of the world’s greatest cities are at risk. “At least half of the countries of the world have started to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action agreed by 168 nations in Kobe, Japan in January 2005. But we want every country to take up the challenge,” said John Holmes, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, who chaired the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction.“There is still a huge amount to do,” he said. “International effort must concentrate on those countries that are most vulnerable to natural hazards. But, too often, international funding for risk reduction is inadequate and uncoordinated.”Over the past 30 years the number of storms, droughts, and floods has increased threefold and the number of people affected by disasters has increased fivefold, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).It said that eight of the world’s ten most populous cities are now prone to earthquakes while 1 billion people live in unstable, overcrowded slums. The effects of climate change are expected to increase the risks significantly, OCHA warned. Tokyo, Mumbai, Shanghai, Jakarta and Dhaka are examples of rapidly-growing cities that are simultaneously vulnerable to earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis and storm surges, the Office said. The meeting brought together a wide range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in emergency relief, development and education. “For the first time,” said Mr. Holmes, “everybody – the UN, the NGOs, the private sector, academic institutions, disaster experts and local authorities – are working together.”Among the initiatives launched at the Global Platform is an initiative which will unite three UN agencies and bring new expertise to help nations and communities confront disaster. A Forum for Cities was announced by four UN agencies to address natural hazards and urban vulnerability.“Disaster risk reduction policies are urgent, necessary, efficient and effective. They are the best tools we have to save lives and assets and are the best investments countries, cities and local communities can make,” said Mr. Holmes. read more

Treasure deposited into dam of the Moragahakanda reservoir project

President Maithripala Sirisena today deposited treasure into the main dam of the Moragahakanda reservoir project.The foundation stone for the Moragahakanda project, the biggest multi-functional irrigation project, was laid by President Sirisena in 2007 when he was the Minister of Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services Development. When completed the project will provide irrigation facilities to 81,422 hectares in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, provide potable and industrial water supply to Anuradhapura and Trincomalee towns and generate electricity by hydropower while opening up 5000 hectares of new land for agriculture development in Northern, North Central, Eastern and North Western provinces. The Project will generate 25MW hydro-power to the national grid. Increasing inland fish production, provision of potable and industrial water requirements, Eco tourism and effective flood control are the other targets of the project. A considerable portion of work of these projects has been finalized. About 60 percent of headworks of the Moragahakanda project has been finished and it is due to be completed in 2018.The total development cost for both sites totals to approximately Rs. 48.145 billion (approximately US$370 million) and is being carried out by Australian SMEC Holdings and Sinohydro of China. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Police Commission lacks controlling power says exchief

Although personality was a factor, the fault basically lay in structural deficiencies of the commission itself, the professor explained. Sri Lanka’s Independent Police Commission lacks powers to control the police force, and the Commission has had to seek appropriate powers, says Prof. Siri T. Hettige, who resigned from the chairmanship of the commission recently to take up a teaching assignment at Heidelberg University in Germany for a semester, The New Indian Express reported.Hettige, a Professor of Sociology at Colombo University, told Express on Friday, that for the first year of the commission’s work, there were no problems with the police establishment and the commission was able to formulate and launch several schemes to tone up the quality of policing in Sri Lanka. But in the second year, cooperation from the police establishment was not forthcoming, he said. “The commission had written to the Constitutional Council (which appoints the Independent Commissions) to make structural changes to give us the independence and control which we presently lack,” Hettige said. “I resigned the chairmanship as I should not be away for so long.” (Colombo Gazette) The Constitutional Council and the various Independent Commissions were set up under the 19th constitutional Amendment in 2015. One of the Amendment’s aims was to free various wings of the government from political meddling in recruitment, disciplinary and other matters and ensure that established norms are followed.Prof. Hettige made it clear that he has not resigned from the commission as such, and would return as a member after his teaching assignment abroad gets over in four months. read more

Fuel tanker expected to arrive on Wednesday

Long queues were seen at most fuel stations in Colombo and the suburbs today as a fuel crisis continued.The crisis arose after the authorities had to reject a shipment of poor quality fuel last week. (Colombo Gazette) A fuel tanker is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on Wednesday while the existing fuel stocks is enough only till Thursday, Petroleum Resources Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today.The oil tanker expected to arrive on Wednesday will have 40,000 metric tonnes of petrol.

UN meeting pledges to attack measles worldwide

The “Cape Town Measles Declaration” issued today calls upon governments to undertake largely vaccine-oriented programs which it says, could shortly save the lives of a half million children a year, if carried out. The meeting was organized by WHO and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).”We can do it – we’ve done it before – in Afghanistan, Angola, in countries devastated by conflict and drought and every other form of disaster,” said Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF. “In just three years, and against great odds, we’ve cut the number of children dying from measles by almost 25 per cent. It’s one of the most dramatic declines in disease mortality in history. But the next 25 per cent will be harder. With the political and financial support of donors and governments around the world, we can, together, save many more lives.”A WHO statement said, “We must control this disease to meet the Millennium Development targets of a 67 per cent reduction in under-five mortality by 2015.” The goal was set by the Millennium Summit of the UN General Assembly in 2000.”When 30 million children are affected and 745,000 children die every year, you have to think big,” said WHO Director-General Lee Jong-wook. “Since the launch of the WHO-UNICEF strategy to reduce measles deaths in 2000, we have delivered measles vaccine to more than 200 million children globally. We know the strategy works. An additional half a million children are alive today because of all the partners’ efforts. But if we’re to prevent more deaths, we must do more. And we’ll need help from governments and from the international community.”The WHO statement said, “The campaign against measles has been dramatic – hundreds of thousands of children saved, the virus almost banished from the Americas and transmission cut drastically in many African countries, where the Measles Initiative Partnership has been the driving force behind the campaign. WHO and UNICEF have identified 45 countries as the highest priority for mortality-reduction strategies, accounting for 95 per cent of global deaths from measles.” read more

CBS remained mostwatched network last week but AEs Duck Dynasty was mostwatched

CBS remained most-watched network last week, but A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ was most-watched show by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Aug 20, 2013 2:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – CBS continued to rule among viewers last week, scoring 11 of the top 20 prime-time shows.But the most-watched program of the week was “Duck Dynasty,” A&E’s hit unscripted series about Louisiana bayou brothers who manufacture duck calls. It summoned 11.77 million viewers for its season premiere.Falling to second place was CBS’ summer thriller, “Under the Dome,” with 10.36 million viewers, after previously claiming the top spot.But CBS’ reign as the most-watched network held firm. Overall it averaged 5.37 million viewers, logging its eighth consecutive week in the lead, despite the continuing standoff between the network and Time Warner Cable, which has blacked out CBS stations to 3.2 million customers in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.ABC, with 4.12 million viewers, took the runner-up position. Fox had 3.7 million, Univision had 3.06 million, ION Television had 1.33 million, Telemundo had 1.22 million and the CW had 960,000 viewers, according to the Nielsen Co.Disney Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.49 million viewers in prime time. USA had 2.7 million viewers, A&E had 2.18 million, and History had 2.06 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.2 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 6.9 million, and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million viewers.For the week of Aug. 12-18, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 11.77 million; “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.36 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 9.51 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 8.79 million; “CMA Music Festival,” ABC, 8.30 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 8.09 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.43 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.71 million; “Unforgettable,” CBS, 6.57 million; “Big Brother 15” (Sunday), CBS, 6.48 million.___ABC and Disney Channel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is owned by CBS Corp.; CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp.; Fox is a unit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.; NBC, Telemundo and USA are owned by Comcast Corp.; ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks; A&E and History are owned by the A&E Television Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

Ukraine PM promises financial stability after Moscow deal

Ukraine PM promises financial stability after Moscow deal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s leadership on Wednesday praised a Russia-financed bailout as a guarantee of financial stability, while opposition activists claimed the deal is likely to worsen economic troubles as the country’s dependence on Moscow increases.Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday pledged to buy $15 billion worth of Ukrainian bonds and sharply cut the price of natural gas in an effort to relieve political pressure on Ukraine’s embattled president, Viktor Yanukovych.The Ukrainian economy risks a default next year, and over the past months Yanukovych has actively lobbied both Russia and the European Union for a financial life jacket.His decision last month to opt for a deal with Russia triggered a wave of demonstrations that have crystallized into a large, round-the-clock protest camp in Independence Square in Kyiv, the country’s capital.Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told a Cabinet meeting that the deal with Russia ensures “people’s confidence in a stable life,” while an association agreement with Europe would have given Ukraine a “New Year’s present” of “bankruptcy and social collapse,” according to the Interfax news agency.The deal with Moscow, which apparently includes access to Russia’s market and large orders for Ukraine’s manufacturing industry, did little to appease the protesters, who have demanded that Yanukovych and Azarov resign and snap election be held in 2014.It is unclear what Putin asked in return for his financial support, but reports suggest that Moscow wants Ukraine to purchase more natural gas and import Russian coal.Putin said Tuesday that the two sides did not discuss Ukraine’s joining the Moscow-led Customs Union, which includes Belarus and Kazakhstan and many Ukrainians feel is an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. Opposition critics fear that in bailing out Ukraine, Putin might have asked Yanukovych for a commitment to join the union in the future. by Maria Danilova And Gary Peach, The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2013 2:52 am MDT read more

CRTC issuing first fine under antispam law 11M penalty for CompuFinder

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 5, 2015 11:11 am MDT OTTAWA – The CRTC is preparing to mete out a $1.1 million fine against a company it accuses of “flagrantly” flouting Canada’s anti-spam legislation.Quebec-based corporate training company Compu-Finder has 30 days to contest the CRTC’s ruling.The Compu-Finder case represents the first time the CRTC has sought to impose a financial penalty under the anti-spam law, which came into effect in July.The CRTC alleges the company sent commercial emails to consumers without their consent and did not allow recipients to unsubscribe from the mailings. The investigation was based on reports of four apparent violations of the law last year between July and September.“This case stood out because of the flagrant nature of the violation,” said chief compliance and enforcement officer Manon Bombardier.“They have not made any effort to change their business practices…. People were unsubscribing and they were still getting emails, and some even made additional efforts to contact the company to say, ‘I unsubscribed, I’m still receiving emails,’ and despite those additional efforts they were still getting emails.”Bombardier said the CRTC has received more than 245,000 complaints since the first phase of the anti-spam law kicked in. Consumers continue to submit about 1,000 complaints a day, she said.Compu-Finder was flagged for investigation as it accounted for more than one quarter of the spam complaints received that were related to training companies.Bombardier said the company was notified of the CRTC’s investigation and was given the opportunity to come into compliance with the law.Complaints about Compu-Finder date back well before the spam law went into effect.Blog posts as early as 2008 on the website of Montreal newspaper La Presse detail fruitless efforts to stop a flood of emails from the company.A spokesperson for Compu-Finder was not immediately available.Bombardier said she did not have any figures on complaints filed under the second phase of the anti-spam law, involving computer programs, malware and spyware, which came into effect in January. CRTC issuing first fine under anti-spam law, $1.1M penalty for Compu-Finder read more

Warring parties in Yemen must take all feasible precautions to minimize harm

“Targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure in Yemen continues during the holy month of Ramadan despite my repeated calls and the calls from the international community, including the UN Security Council, to all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights laws, said Jamie Mcgoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, in a press statement.On 17 June, at least 22 civilians, including six children, were reported killed and injured in a series of air attacks on a market in Sa’ada Governorate, near the border with Saudi Arabia. “There were no reported military targets in the proximity of the market at the time of the attack, and no warning was issued to civilians in the area,” said Mr. McGoldrick.On 19 June, the power lines to the main water supply system in Dhamar City were damaged as a result of military activity, affecting one million people who rely on this water source and putting them at greater risk of death, given the current fast-spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen.Following the attacks on the market in Sa’ada, the European Union and others in the international community have expressed concern over the reported deaths of civilians, noting that this is a stark reminder that Yemeni civilians are the ones bearing the brunt of a war that has devastated their country.“The disregard for the loss of civilian lives and damage to civilian infrastructure at a time of great need, due to the combined effects of the cholera outbreak and the looming famine, continues to shock me and must end,” underscored the Humanitarian Coordinator.“Wars have laws and I implore that all parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to comply with international humanitarian and human rights laws,” he continued. “The warring parties must distinguish between the civilian population and combatants at all times and between civilian objects and military objectives; and must take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians and civilian objects.” Mr. McGoldrick urged those influencing and arming the parties to use their position to end the conflict and to stop fuelling the violence. “The humanitarian crisis is Yemen is entirely man-made and it is immoral to allow hardship and deprivation to continue. We must give hope to millions of Yemenis by showing that the world is not indifferent to their suffering,” he concluded. read more

Microsoft to launch ownbrand Windows 8 tablet

first_imgAt the moment, the tablet market consists of Apple’s iPad 2 and everyone else. Apple runs iOS and everyone else runs Android, alongside the odd occurrence of Windows. There is no stronger brand out there in the tablet market than Apple and iOS, though.Microsoft has realized this and is now apparently considering launching a tablet that carries its own name. So instead on a collaboration with someone like HP or Asus that sees a tablet running Windows but sporting the partner’s name on the device, this would be a purely Microsoft hardware and software product just like iPad 2 is for Apple.AdChoices广告The rumor this is going to happen has come from “the upstream supply chain,” meaning those who work in the hardware industry and see the deals being done for future product manufacturing runs. Apparently, Microsoft is set to team up with Texas Instruments primarily to make this happen. The final product will be a tablet running Windows 8 and released in 2012.Such a move would see Microsoft basically copy Apple’s hardware, software, and revenue model pretty closely. The Microsoft tablet hardware would run Microsoft software and apps would be bought through the new Windows Store that is shipping with the new OS. Microsoft even has its own stores to act as huns for showing off the device, just like Apple.The project is meant to be low profile and by no means set in stone at the moment. However, the fact that Microsoft is considering this route shows just how successful Apple’s model has been.Read more at DigiTimesMatthew’s OpinionImitation is the best form of flattery, and in this case, it is the right thing for Microsoft to do in my opinion. Apple has shown the lock-in of producing your own hardware, system software, and a controlled app ecosystem works well enough to put billions in the bank.The fact Microsoft isn’t the first to do this means there is no chance of some form of anti-trust lawsuit to rear its head again. Competitors are doing this so Microsoft has every right to follow them.The big losers in all of this will be Microsoft’s Windows partners. How can a HP or Acer compete in the Windows 8 tablet market when Microsoft is producing its own? Imagine Apple allowing other manufacturers to use iOS on their tablets. It just wouldn’t work. But then we are assuming Microsoft can produce a tablet to the same standard as Apple, which may not happen.last_img read more

Audi is going to tell drivers when traffic lights will go green

first_img <> Increasingly, driving is becoming a tedious experience. There’s too much traffic, ever more complex road systems to navigate, and a lot of wasted time just waiting to drive. And it’s that waiting time Audi has decided to make more bearable. More specifically, the time you spend waiting for the traffic lights to go green.The 2017 models of the Audi Q7, A4, and A4 allroad vehicles will have the option of Audi’s connect PRIME feature, which hooks cars into the traffic infrastructure system of specific cities. When driving into one of these areas the car will receive real-time traffic information over an LTE connection.Over time this will see a range of traffic information presented to drivers, but for now it means you’ll know exactly when traffic lights are going to go green. The time remaining will flash up on the dash as a countdown timer which slides to focus on a reminder of the speed limit in the dying seconds before you can drive off.For drivers, it should be a welcome relief from staring at the red light urging it to change. It should also allow them to better prepare to push the gas pedal and not hold up the traffic behind them. More longer term it could also see traffic lights going green sooner as they react to what traffic is on the roads. How many times have you sat at an empty junction waiting for the lights to change?For traffic infrastructure information to work effectively all cars need to be hooked up. Until that happens the advantages it brings will be nice-to-haves, but limited. As we move to self-driving cars such systems will become a necessity while at the same time allowing passengers (former drivers) to no longer care about traffic lights at all. They’ll be too busy doing other activities during the journey. 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi A4 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUV 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUV 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUV 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUV 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUV 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUV 1/162017 Audi Q7 SUVlast_img read more

Clark College hosts Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit

first_imgClark College will host a traveling museum exhibit and a guest speaker in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The exhibit will focus on the events of 1968, the year King was assassinated, and how they shaped American culture.Professor Griff, one of the founding members of hip-hop group Public Enemy, will give the keynote address at 1 p.m.The event is free, but Clark asks guests to bring a nonperishable item for the Clark College Penguin Pantry and the Share House Backpack Program.last_img

Florida woman arrested for twerking resisting officer

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — A north Florida woman ended up in jail after police said she refused to stop twerking on her car.Gainesville Police responded to a noise complaint just after 3 a.m. Saturday, and found 35-year-old Danielle Jefferson dancing to loud music.Jefferson refused the officers’ request to turn down her music, and began twerking on her car, according to a report by the Independent Florida Alligator.Police gave Jefferson 15 minutes to comply with a noise warning notice. Jefferson soon started dancing again, and allegedly told police they could arrest her if they wanted.The officers issued her a citation and handed the paper to her to sign. She crumpled it and threw it at the chest of one of the officers. Jeffreson was then arrested for resisting an officer without violence.After her arrest, Jefferson told police she thought one of the officers was “cute” and wanted to keep him around to “argue.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Mysterious UFO lights spotted in Ohio residents clueless

first_imgYouTube: MrMBB333A number of flying balls that apparently looked like unidentified flying objects (UFO) recently appeared in Cincinnati, Ohio, and these sightings have pulled the residents of the area to a state of panic. A video clip of the incident has now gone viral on the internet, and it has made many people speculate that aliens have visited the earth.In the initial moments of the clip, four flying objects can be seen moving in a line across the grey clouds, and within a few minutes, they slowly start disappearing from the scene.After uploading this clip to his YouTube channel, popular conspiracy theorist MrMBB333 suggested that these could be flying ships that use cloaking technology.”Something comes in from the left, they appear to be in a straight row and at a slight angle. It was still daylight, so if they were some sort of physical craft, which I’m sure they probably were, how come you couldn’t see them?” said MrMBB333 in his video.After watching the video, viewers of MrMBB333 also put forward their theories to explain the weird sighting.”There is obviously something going on in the skies supernatural, and it seems to be more and more often just like the earthquakes volcanoes, etc,” commented Gray Wilson, a YouTube user.”Reminds me of the movie Independence Day,” commented Steve Girouard, another YouTuber.The new UFO sighting in Ohio is reported just a few days after a metallic flying UFO was spotted very near to Area 51. Interestingly, the sighting happened just a couple of months before the planned Area 51 raid, and it made many people believe that aliens have paid a visit to the secretive military base. Popular UFO researcher Scott C Waring also analyzed the video in Area 51, he assured that the flying object above Nevada is a perfect metallic disc.last_img read more

Controversy over dress code notice in girls hall

first_imgPoet Sufia Kamal HallControversy has arisen over the dress code for the girls at Dhaka University’s Poet Sufia Kamal Hall.The students said that a notice had been posted up around the hall, prohibiting the girls from wearing T-shirts with shalwars (loose pyjamas) in the hall premises. It said girls could at no time, day or night, wear indecent clothes (T-shirt over shalwar) in the hall.No one could enter the hall office for any work in such an outfit. If they did, the hall authorities would take action, it said.However, in the morning today, Thursday, fresh notices were posted up around the hall, these also being signed by the ‘hall authorities’.Thursday’s notice declared that other than in the students’ rooms, verandas, bathrooms and personal spaces, proper dress must be worn when entering the offices/hall office.Read more: DU women’s hall bans shalwar with t-shirtThe previous notice had gone viral on Facebook, creating a controversy. The hall authorities said that they hadn’t issued the previous notice and that the girls had issued it themselves. They said that they had issued the later notice.The correspondent waited from 10:00 till 10:45 in the morning for comments from the hall authorities, but the hall provost, Sabita Rezwana, was in a board meeting.-A woman official of the hall, claiming to be a senior administrative officer, sent an SMS to the provost about the reporter waiting to meet her and even spoke to her.The provost said she was busy and did not know when she would be able to come to the hall.When the hall official claiming to be senior administrative officer was asked about the dress code controversy, she replied, on condition of anonymity, “This has been said for a long time, but some girls don’t listen.”-She refused to say anything further, other than that there were more persons in favour of the notice than against it.In the afternoon, the hall’s residential teacher Fahmida Yasim told Prothom Alo over cell phone, “We have to work with about 2,200 girls, their parents, guests and others. Today’s notice deals with the hall’s internal affairs. But the hall authorities will not take responsibility for the notice which went viral on Facebook.”She said that the notice on Facebook may have been deliberately posted up by certain students and the matter would be probed. “We have issued a rejoinder to Prothom Alo for publishing a report in this regard.”last_img read more

US Congressman John Lewis Advocates For Gun Control During Visit To Houston

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Al OrtizU.S. Congressman John Lewis participated in a forum about gun control held at Texas Southern University.U.S. Congressman John Lewis participated in a forum about gun control held Tuesday at Texas Southern University, along with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.Both lawmakers advocated for more background checks and Lewis, who is an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, said it is possible there will be another massive sit-in like the one he started back in June.At that time, he and other members of Congress were trying to force a vote on gun control in the U.S. House of Representatives.– / 4“I cannot stand here right now and tell you that before we leave and we go back for the lame duck session that we will not have any action. If the spirit moves us, if the spirit tells us to stand up by sitting down, we would do it,” Lewis said during a press conference held after the forum.Several women who have lost children because of gun violence shared their stories with the audience during the event.Kathy Blueford-Daniels, who is a member of the group Black, Latino, Asian, Caucasian Mourners of Murder, was one of them.Her son Patrick Charles Murphy was killed in 2006.Blueford-Daniels supports background checks, but says future laws must also address other issues, such as situations that involve “people buying guns out of the back of cars, from the homeboys, at gun shows, etcetera.”Lewis and Jackson Lee also said they are worried about the Texas law that allows students with gun permits to carry their firearms on university campuses. Listen Share X 00:00 /01:12last_img read more