NEB suggests noise reduction for ferries and other vessels in BCs Salish

first_imgCALGARY — A reconsidered National Energy Board report endorsing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline suggests potential limits on whale-watching boats and noise reduction efforts for ferries that ply British Columbia’s Salish Sea.The shipping route that is a critical habitat for southern resident killer whales would see a seven-fold increase in tankers carrying diluted bitumen to offshore markets if the federal government approves the project.The board’s latest report makes 16 new recommendations for the government, including reducing noise of ferries and incentives and requirements for quiet vessel design.Robert Steedman, chief environmental officer with the National Energy Board, told a news conference the recommendations are broad and “not necessarily prescriptive.”He says the solutions the government will want to examine are complex and all activities on the Salish Sea would have to be considered.The board has already made 156 recommendations on the controversial project, and Steedman says some of the latest ones relate to underwater noise generated by marine vessels and the possibility ships could strike marine species or disrupt their communication and behaviour.“The recommendations relate to the entire system of marine navigation and marine traffic in the area and the panel feels strongly that as the recommendations are implemented they will offset the relatively minor effects of the project-related marine traffic and in fact will benefit the entire Salish Sea ecosystem,” he says. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Akhilesh Yadav meets Mayawati after Priyanka meets Bhim Army chief

first_imgLucknow: The chiefs of Uttar Pradesh alliance partners SP and BSP met here on Wednesday hours after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi paid a surprise visit to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a Meerut hospital.SP president Akhilesh Yadav met BSP chief Mayawati after newly appointed Congress general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia met Azad. When contacted, Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said the two leaders met to discuss joint public meetings and rallies, being planned for the Lok Sabha polls. Meetings are being held constantly as the election is round the corner and the poll campaign has to be launched full scale after Holi next week, he said. The alliance has left two seats for the Congress in the state and will honestly support it on them, said Chaudhary. Meanwhile, a senior SP leader, who did not wish to be named, claimed Priyanka Gandhi’s visit to the Bhim Army chief was in reaction to the BSP president ruling out any alliance with the Congress. “But Mayawati is not someone who will yield to any kind of pressure. This alliance will not come under pressure. It has already given two seats to the Congress,” he added. Mayawati had Tuesday snubbed the Congress by slamming doors on it for any electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls anywhere in the country.last_img read more

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Lady Titans defend rugby title

The lady Titans of Holy Trinity wore out the pitch Friday as they handily defended their Norfolk County rugby title.The score was 36-0 in Holy Trinity’s favour at the half as the Titans cruised to a 66-5 win over Delhi and another Zeldon Cup.As the score suggests, Holy Trinity has a powerful running game.At any time, several members of this team are capable of busting through the pack and leaving defenders choking on their dust. One of them is co-captain Daniella Michaud, who also serves as the team’s conversion specialist.“It’s definitely a dynamic team,” Michaud said. “We look out for each other on and off the field. We do a lot of team bonding.”Co-captain Caitlyn Mahaffey agreed. Mahaffey said “We’re good at the rugby skills and the non-rugby skills.” She defined the latter as “communication and respecting each other.”“We all sacrifice for the greater good of the team,” she said.Titan Kehanna Phillips, of Delhi, said this focus on cohesion is critical to the team’s success.“We’re like family,” she said. “We’ve all made sacrifices for this team in ways that we don’t even understand.”Coach Ian Fitzgerald believes he has one of the top girls’ high school rugby teams in the province. The only loss the Titans suffered this year was a 5-0 defeat at the hands of last year’s Ontario champions from Oakville Trafalgar.“It was a battle,” Fitzgerald said of that match. “It was awesome. It was back and forth the whole game. Oakville Trafalgar won the provincial championship last year by a score of something like 71-0. It was crazy. These girls have potential to battle for the Ontario title.”The Titans will have another opportunity to test their mettle May 24 when they travel to Guelph for the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association (CWOSSA) finals.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Senior UN envoy in Saudi Arabia for talks on Middle East peace

Mr. Roed-Larsen has already met Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and other officials to discuss the Quartet road map and the Saudi peace initiative, both of which seek to achieve a negotiated solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, according to a UN spokesperson in New York.At the conclusion of his three-day visit to Riyadh tomorrow, Mr. Roed-Larsen is slated to depart to Jordan to meet with that country’s Foreign Minister, said Marie Okabe. “Both Saudi Arabia and Jordan are key regional countries consulted by the Quartet, the diplomatic group consisting of the United States, European Union, Russian Federation and the UN,” she added. read more

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Arriving in DR of Congo UN peacekeeping official predicts challenge in upcoming

The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, commended the Congolese for their participation in the constitutional referendum last year. He also noted that the organization of the national elections planned for June would be a big challenge for the Congolese as well as the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC).During his 10-day visit to the DRC, Mr. Guéhenno plans to meet with political leaders, including President Laurent Kabila, and to visit the troubled eastern part of the country.In recent days, hundreds of MONUC troops have been, backed by helicopter gunships, have been helping the Congolese army to dislodge militia said to have been looting and enslaving locals in the east.The blue helmets have been working to protect civilians as the army works to drive out Hutu rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) who have been operating for the past decade in the heavily forested area north of Bukavu, the main city of the South Kivu region.The Hutus moved across the border in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide of Tutsis and moderate Hutus by extremist Hutus, in which 800,000 people are estimated to have died. read more

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Parents should enforce no seconds policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity

first_img 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. In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obese Dr Russell Viner, also of UCL, said parents often did not notice that their children had a weight problem until it was too late.“At what point to parents notice their child is overweight? It’s not until it’s extreme obesity. It’s equivalent to adult bmi of 40 which is morbidly obese.“And even when they realise there is a problem they just think there child is overweight, when they are already obese.”Recent figures from the National Child Measurement Programme for England show record numbers of children are leaving primary school obese.Nearly one in five 10 to 11-year-olds was obese in the last academic year, with more than one in three (34.2 per cent) now described as overweight or obese.In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obese, meaning they had a body-mass index of 30 or above, a sharp rise on the 19.1 per cent the year before. Her comments follow years of research conducted by UCL which found that children who eat more are genetically programmed to be less able to resist food and need more to feel satisfied.Dr LLewellyn said some children were born with ‘greedy genes’ and those who inherit them will have a larger appetite and so are more likely to gain excessive weight.She said that the influence of genes could already be seen at just three months old with some children wolfing down milk, while other mothers struggled to get their children to feed.“Contrary to common opinion that toddlers are good at regulating their food intake, some are not and they are much more susceptible to overeating,” she said.   Malnutrition now equals obesity. It is a reversal of hundreds of thousands of years of human history where poverty was linked with under nutrition.Dr Russell Viner, UCL In 2015-16, 19.8 per cent of Year 6 children were obesecenter_img Parents should enforce a strict ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent their children becoming overweight, an obesity expert has advised.Dr Clare Llewellyn said most youngsters became obese because they were eating an average of just 12 calories extra per meal, an amount so small as to be unnoticeable to parents.But the tiny amount adds an extra 2,500 calories each month to their diet, which led to youngsters putting on weight up to seven per cent quicker than other children of the same age.Dr Llewellyn, a lecturer in behavioural obesity research at University College London, said parents needed to be strict about portion sizes and never offer seconds. Speaking at an obesity meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine in Central London, Dr Llewellyn said: “Overweight children get 12 calories extra calories every time they eat. At this stage as a parent 12 calories is completely invisible to the naked human eye.“You can intervene. What this data indicates is that all parents should be being vigilant about portion control, so a no seconds policy.“The best indicator of whether you need to be more vigilant is how quickly your child is growing. One of the huge issues at the moment in the UK is that there is very little concern about rapid growth in infancy and much much more concern about failure to thrive, which is completely understandable because failure to thrive can be incredibly serious.“But actually as time goes on what we realise is that as time goes parents do need to be educated about what a healthy growth rate looks like and if a child is crossing centiles upwards that’s something that does need to be addressed.” Dr Viner said said medical students needed to be told to be as aware of children eating too much as too little and called for a return to measuring youngsters as they were growing up.“Malnutrition now equals obesity,” he said.  “It is a reversal of hundreds of thousands of years of human history where poverty was linked with under nutrition.“Much of risk of obesity is programmed within our first year. I believe we must go back to more routine measuring and weighing of children.“In the 1950s people got free exercise and activity at work. Our children got free activity going to school. There was human locomotion.“Now we’ve moved from a situation where we got activity for free at work to having to pay for activity, and so poverty equals obesity.” Show more last_img read more

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BIG NIGHT IN PORTO KIF stopped by Portuguese champion

← Previous Story KIELCE IN CRISIS: Dunkerque beat Polish champions! Next Story → Celje wins Balkan Classico – Veszprem easy day against Russians fc porto andebolhandballkif kolding kobenhavnPorto handball 4. Orlen Wisla Plock6303163:154(9)6 5. FC Porto Vitalis7205161:188(-27)4 1. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn7502173:165(8)10 3. KS Vive Targi Kielce7403206:188(18)8 1. THW Kiel6501180:166(14)10 After two fantastic wins over Polish Vive Targi Kielce, Danish champion KIF Kolding Kobenhavn are stopped in Portugal! Portuguese champion FC Porto beat Danish best team 27:24 (15:11) and gain the new three points…FC PORTO VITALIS: Alfredo Quintana (g.r.); Gilberto Duarte (5), João Ferraz (4), Alexis (1), Ricardo Moreira (1), Hugo Rosário (2) e Hugo Santos (2)Hugo Laurentino (g.r.), Pedro Spínola (8), Wilson Davyes (3), Tiago Rocha (1) e Miguel SarmentoKIF KOLDING KOBENHAVN: Kasper Hvidt (g.r.); Torsten Laen (1), Lasse Anderson (3), Bo Spellerberg (7), Jacob Pedersen (1), Cyril Viudes (3) e Albert Rocas (4).Soren Westphal (g.r.), Lukas Karlsson (4), Lars Jorgensen, Joachim Boldsen e Thomas Bjorn Theilgaard (1).STANDINGS: 6. Dunkerque HB Grand Littora…7106163:185(-22)2 read more

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Here is the lead single from a group of UN ambassadors album

first_imgRead: Dublin need a great All-Ireland fan song and want your helpRead: These incredible marching band performances will blow your mind WHEN YOU ARE stationed in New York as your country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, you are given a certain platform.However, some people feel that just talking isn’t enough to get their message across.Some ambassadors have taken to singing in aid of a more peaceful world.The results aren’t a million miles from when our own politicians had a go at the singing business.In the video, Romanian Permanent Representative Simona-Mirela Miculescu is joined by Canadian Guillermo Rishchynski, Cape Verde’s Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Eduardo Ulibarri of Costa Rica, and Marlene Moses of Nauru.Together, the five have created the greatest girl/boy group since Hearsay and have recorded 12 songs, including an original.Obviously, they did it on their own time and not that of the UN. And we’re glad they did.Other popular tracks that have been, ahem, reimagined include ABBA’s “I Have a Dream”, which has had a Brazilian machado rhythm added, “What a Wonderful World” and the leadoff single “Heal The World”.The CD is available at the UN Bookstore, as well as on iTunes and Amazon.Proceeds from the album will go to support youth assemblies organized annually at the UNIf you do just one thing today, watch this live version of “Heal The World” and watch the Romanian ambassador get really, really into it.Miculescu has experience, though. She was once the lead singer of a pop-rock band called Symbiosis.last_img read more

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7inch BlackBerry PlayBook 3G and 10inch model coming this year

first_imgThis isn’t the first time we’ve heard about a PlayBook 2 or the arrival of an additional model with a larger display, but N4BB has reported that they’re really coming this time. Really.TechCrunch speculates that the 7-inch will feature the exact same hardware as the original PlayBook — but that it will finally be upgraded to include 3G connectivity. That’s been rumored to be coming for a long time, too, but 9 months after the debut of the Wi-Fi only tablet it’s still the only option on store shelves.While the addition of 3G seems like a no-brainer if a new 7-inch model is in the pipe, the lack of other changes is a bit harder to believe. A lot has changed over the past eight months, and a dual-core 1GHz processor isn’t an eye-popper anymore. With PlayBook OS 2 on the way next month — and the arrival of native email, calendar, and contacts apps — RIM can’t afford to launch the new version with an old chip. A bump to something in the 1.2-1.5GHz range seems reasonable enough.As for the 10-inch model, details are very scant at the moment. Apart from the size of its screen, all that sources have revealed at this point is that it will pack an LTE chipset made by Qualcomm. It’s probably safe to assume that the 10-inch PlayBook will stick to the same aspect ratio as the 7-inch model, but it could certainly pack more than 1024×600 pixels into its larger display.BlackBerry World is coming up in May, and there’s a very good chance if the new PlayBooks are going to be unveiled soon that RIM will do it during the three-day conference in Orlando.More at N4BB and TechCrunchlast_img read more

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ERT returns today

first_imgGreece’s revived public broadcaster ERT will begin TV and radio programs on Wednesday.ERT was shut down in June 2012 and replaced with the smaller NERIT by the previous government but the SYRIZA-led coalition has decided to switch to the previous format.It was announced that Panos Haritos, an ERT correspondent in the Middle East, will present the evening news, which starts at 9 pm (Thursday 4am AEST).Radio broadcasts will also begin on Wednesday at 6 a.m (1pm AEST).A total of seven stations will take to the airwaves.They will include the Voice of Greece, aimed at an international audience, particularly diaspora Greeks.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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The End is Nigh in New Doctor Who Season 10 Trailer

first_img The BBC on Monday dropped another exclusive look at the upcoming season of Doctor Who. And there’s one question on everybody’s lips: Was that a glow of regeneration?The 30-second trailer, which offers little new, ends with a pained-looking Doctor hunched over, his outstretched hand emanating a familiar wibbly-wobbly radiance.Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi announced his impending retirement from the TARDIS early this year, suggesting it’s “time for me to move on to different challenges.”But the 58-year-old Scotsman is “still [the Doctor] for a long time,” he reminded fans in January. Another 265 days, to be exact.The 2017 Christmas special—an annual tradition since the show’s revival in 2005—will allegedly see the regeneration of the character into its 14th reincarnation. So why is he changing already?BBCThe tease is likely a false alarm. After all, it is possible for the process to fail: In season nine episode “Heaven Sent,” the Time Lord is badly burned by the Veil, preventing a proper regeneration.Still, the Doctor does not look happy to see his powers kicking in.As usual, the BBC is keeping a tight lid on season 10. This week’s trailer features a recycled voiceover with many of the same shots we’ve seen before.BBCBBCThere are, however, a few new nods to Mondasian Cybermen, revamped Ice Warriors, and Missy (who appears to be dabbing), wearing a marshmallow-like doohickey in her ear.BBCCould it be some sort of cyber-tech? Or is she just trying to dampen the sound of our heroes saving the day?BBCBBCAlso look out for the soggy Dalek woman emerging from the floor in a puddle of creepiness, and an android bug burrowing through wood (any relation to that smiling tree person?)—among other friends and foes.BBCBBCDoctor Who season 10 returns to BBC America on April 15, followed by the series premiere of Patrick Ness-helmed spin-off Class.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

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139th St I5 offramp to be closed tonight

first_imgConstruction work will close the offramp connecting northbound Interstate 5 to Northeast 139th Street overnight tonight, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.The closure will last from 10 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Friday, according to WSDOT. Workers plan to install a new overhead sign and replace seals on a bridge expansion joint, but the work is weather dependent, the agency said.The work is part of the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project, which marked the opening of the new interchange at 139th Street earlier this year.last_img read more

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Seismic work in ANWR Can they do that

first_imgThe coastal plain, or 1002 area, is shown in orange. Map: USGSThe Interior Department, as the Washington Post reported last week, is trying to let industry into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to conduct seismic exploration on the coastal plain. The prospect has environmentalists crying foul. But is it legal?Listen nowWhen Congress was redrew the map of Alaska’s federal lands in 1980, it couldn’t decide whether the flat part along the coast of the Arctic Refuge should be wilderness or oilfield. So it said it would decide later. That was in the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. Congress also called for a report on what might be there, with seismic work to inform that report.That was done. Congress got its report in 1987. And for 30 years, the Interior Department maintained any more seismic work – like drilling – would require an act of Congress.David Hayes was the Deputy Interior Secretary in the Clinton and Obama administrations. He said a formal memo on the subject by the Interior solicitor in 2001 was crystal clear.“It was quite definitive that the window was closed,” Hayes said.But then in 2013, the state of Alaska claimed that the window was still open because, if you take a close look at ANILCA, the law does not provide a date saying when authority for seismic work would expire.U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason decided in favor of the Obama administration in 2015. She said when you look at the context of the law it was “reasonable” to read ANILCA as saying the authority for seismic work was a one-time deal and the window closed in 1987.The judge did not say that was the only reasonable interpretation. And we may find out if a very different interpretation can pass judicial muster, too, because there’s been a sea change in management at Interior.The attorney who argued the state’s case, David Bernhardt, is the new deputy secretary of Interior. The department is now moving to rewrite its rules to allow more seismic exploration on the coastal plain. Hayes, the former deputy, said this is folly.“They’re picking a fight that makes no sense to pick,” Hayes said. “And it’s going to be a big distraction and for what purpose?”With oil prices low, Hayes said no oil company is going to want to go to the expense.Alaska Oil and Gas Association President Kara Moriarty calls that argument a red herring.“You don’t know that until you put … it out for an opportunity to shoot the seismic,” Moriarty said.Moriarty said it would be good to get equipment back in to shoot seismic waves into the coastal plain, because technology is so much better than it was in the 1980s.“Why do we not want to know what’s there?” Moriarty said. “Why wouldn’t Americans want to know what your resources are in a more concrete way?”According to an Aug. 11 memo, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been ordered to begin work on an environmental assessment as well as new regulations that extend the date for seismic work.One person who will be following it closely is attorney Brook Brisson at Trustees for Alaska, a law firm that intervened on behalf of environmental groups in the state’s case to allow more seismic.“The Department of Interior’s consistent position for 35 years has been that ANILCA allowed only that one-time exploration program,” Brisson said. “Interior has said this over and over for decades.”last_img read more

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MPs will exert pressure on Centre to achieve SCS Reddappa

first_imgChittoor: As per the instructions of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohana Reddy , under the leadership of Vijayasai Reddy and Mithun Reddy , all the 22 YSRCP MPs will exert pressure over the Centre for achieving special category status, says Chittoor MP N Reddappa. There is no question of compromising with the Central government as far as SCS demand is concerned, he said. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Speaking to press persons here on Sunday, Reddappa admitted that great injustice has been done to the state in respect of budget allocations by the Union government. “We have clearly protested over the poor allocation of funds in the Central Budget. We will continue to express our resentment in the regard. We are committed to strive for achieving special category status and Jagan Mohan Reddy is a capable leader to get SCS in any way,” he reiterated. He came down heavily on previous TDP Government for neglecting the welfare of the SCs,STs,BCs and Minorities. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us He lauded that Chief Minister has given significance to these sections by offering Dy.CM posts. Grama Secretariat Scheme will be a role model in the country and Jagan Mohan Reddy is very particular to remove corrupt elements in the administration and governance, he added. Earlier, he inaugurated Deputy Engineer Irrigation Office here in which Chittoor MLA A Srinivasulu was also present. The MLA stated that YCP has won all the three MP and MLA seats expect Kuppam in the district in the last elections and Chief Minster is keen to develop Chittoor district on par with Kadapa district. All the ongoing schemes will be continued in the district. HNSS water will be supplied to western parts of the district and priority will be given for developing Chittoor as model city, he further said. Executive Engineer Krishnamurthy , Local YCP leaders and others were present.last_img read more

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Cellphone user in 200metre radius of exam centre to be arrested

first_img.Banning the use of mobile phone in a radius of 200 metres around the examination centre to prevent the leakage of question papers in the ongoing SSC and equivalent examinations, the government has ordered immediate arrest if anyone is found with a cellphone.The higher and secondary division of the education ministry issued a couple of directives upon the authorities concerned on Monday in this regard, reports UNB.As per the directives, legal action, including arrest, must be taken if anyone is found with mobile phones in and around a 200-metre radius of the examination centre.It will have to be ensured that examinees enter the centres and take their seats 30 minutes before the start of the test. “No candidate will be allowed after that time.”On Sunday, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission instructed all the internet gateway operators to slash the internet limit as well as mobile phone operators to suspend the internet from 8:00am to 10:30am on the exam days.However, on Monday, the authorities withdrew the decision and asked the operators to keep the service uninterrupted.The SCC (Secondary School Certificate) question papers have been leaking out from the very first day of the examination. The question papers are being found on social media sites and mobile phone before the start of the examinations.last_img read more

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Death toll in Banani fire climbs to 25

first_imgFirefighters recover a body from the blaze-hit Banani FR Tower, Dhaka, on 28 March. Photo: Abdus SalamAt least 25 people were killed so far and 73 people sustained injuries in Banani FR Tower fire in the capital city that broke out on Thursday afternoon.Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Gulshan Zone) deputy commissioner Mushtaq Hossain confirmed the death toll in a media briefing in front of the blaze-hit building on Friday morning.A helicopter carries water to drop on a burning office building as Bangladeshi firefighters on ladders work to extinguish the blaze in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPMushtaq also said 24 bodies have already been handed over to the family members.A number of people jumped off the FR Tower to their deaths in a desperate bid to save their lives from the blaze as the devastating fire broke out at the 22-storey building at Kamal Ataturk Avenue in the capital’s Banani around 1:00pm on Thursday.last_img read more

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McDonalds McTrax is a paper tray that doubles as a full music

first_imgCall it a marketing ploy, because it is, but a a few thousand lucky McDonald’s customers in the Netherlands got to create some sweet beats while chowing down on their Quarter Pounders.The fast food giant partnered with ad agency TBWA/Neboko and the visual/digital production house This Page Amsterdam to create the McTrax – a place mat that doubles as a digital sampler and plays through your iPhone. Perfect for DJs and six-year-olds, and anyone in between – this is just what you want when sitting down to enjoy a peaceful Happy Meal.But how can even a powerhouse like McDonald’s afford to give away a music pad with every meal? It’s quite easy, and cheap, actually.The technology behind it is pretty cool, and something that’s been around for the better part of last century. The entire place mat is printed on regular paper with the help of conductive ink. All the buttons are “wired” together by silver and carbon inks, with the circuits printed in place at the same time. It’s the very same process they use in creating RFID tags you find on tickets at amusement parks or subways, or as Comic Con is experimenting with as a way to manage traffic flow into the main show floor.Conductive ink is so commonplace these days you can even get it in pen form, and use it for basic circuitry repairs. On the consumer level, it runs $10-$25 for a pen or jar of the stuff, and there’s even DIY options that will cost you a whole whopping $1 to make!So for McDonald’s to do this small scale promotion, it certainly was worth the investment to get people talking and making music to upload with all their social media tags. Of course, you would have had to be in the Netherlands during the promotion to score one of these paper mats. And while you can find people selling them in the aftermarket, don’t expect it to work.While conductive ink itself is pretty durable, one of its other uses has been to replace stick antennas on cars with printed ones on the back windshield. Once it’s been laid down on a paper surface, it doesn’t work so well. The less rigid the surface it’s printed on, the less conductive the material becomes – say like you fold up or crinkle a piece of paper. It’s like breaking a circuit in half.So keep that in mind before you shell out $50 for a Beats By McD’s place mat, you may just be getting a piece of art at that point.last_img read more

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Watch out for the Bikers

first_imgToday, Delhi’s men are doing something that nobody thought of, they are asking women to take charge of their lives. How?Realising that their women are yet not safe in the Capital, a Delhi based biker group Bikers for Good are organising a ride cum rally from South Extension till Kingdom of Dreams on Sunday morning. The ride is called I’m Power- Delhi Bikers Empower Women.This ride also marks the second anniversary of the group. The ride has been planned by the founder of the group Mohit Ahuja. ‘It is practically impossible to be with our women all the time, to protect them. The government doesn’t seem to show interest towards taking serious action. Looking at the recent cases I feel all that has happened in the name of women empowerment till date has gone waste as it is mere education given to the men,’ he said. The ride has been gaining a considerable amount of support from the people looking forward to attend it and most of these are men. All the bikers are invited with their female friends. However, going against stereotypes of Men being ‘Bikers’, the ride consist of both men and women riding together for the common cause. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With this ride, Bikers for Good is raising many issues like female sexual abuse, their safety and also they are asking the government for more practical solutions regarding women safety. Talking about the same Ahuja says, ‘There is only one solution to this problem, arm the women! If every woman has the power to protect themselves, then we don’t need women empowerment. If the government can distribute free condoms, medicines and vaccines in government hospitals and dispensaries, then why not pepper sprays?’Never before have Delhi’s men given the baton in the hands of the women and asked them to be their own saviours. Bikers for Good looks at distributing free pepper sprays to these women, highlighting the fact that they can take responsibility for themselves rather than depending on anybody else.last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts has been a bright spot for a lowly offense so far this season.While Ken Whisenhunt’s squad is still trying to find its groove offensively, Roberts has quietly stood out. The 24-year-old wideout has 20 catches for 268 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 and could be poised for a breakout year.“The season has been going real well,” Roberts told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Wednesday. “My first two years I’ve been growing and this year what everybody has been saying is ‘have your come out year.’ But I don’t really see it like that. I just try to take every game one step at a time and try to keep playing well.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The third-year Cardinals receiver credits his maturity on the field for the increased touches and production.“I think I just improved the most in consistency,” Roberts said. “Being consistent in all my routes, catching the ball consistently and when the quarterback sees that and the coaches see that they give you more leeway with things, they give you more responsibility and with responsibility comes a lot more catches.”He also praises franchise wideout Larry Fitzgerald for teaching him how to run precise routes in this league.last_img read more

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first_imgSt. Regis Hotels & Resorts and world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten proudly announce plans to debut Fern, the latest signature restaurant from his global restaurant company, Culinary Concepts, at the St. Regis Resort & Residences Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico . Now under development and scheduled to open in fall 2010, the $172 million resort will feature 139 luxurious guest rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views, 25 Residences, the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, a world-class Remède Spa, oceanfront swimming pools, Fern, the restaurant and a recently opened 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., marking the island’s foray into the five-star-luxury market with its inauguration.“Chef Jean-Georges at the helm of our new restaurant adds a star amenity to Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club. His legendary cuisine is the perfect complement to the Bahía Beach luxury experience,” said Federico J. Sánchez-Ortíz, president of Interlink Group, LLC, the development managers of Bahía Beach.“I am very excited about becoming a part of the new St. Regis Resort, Bahía Beach in Puerto Rico,” added Jean-Georges. “I love the Caribbean, the rainforest, the beaches and the warm people.”At The St. Regis Bahía Beach, Jean-Georges will blend his world renowned repertoire of distinctive dishes with traditional Puerto Rican ingredients such as papaya, mango, yuca and coconut. He will also feature the bounty of local fresh fish such as grouper, wahoo and dorado.Born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, Jean-Georges’ earliest family memories are about food. He trained in a work-study program at the Auberge de l’Ill and as an apprentice to chef Paul Haeberlin, later working with Paul Bocuse and master-chef Louis Outhier at L’Oasis in the south of France. With this impressive three-star Michelin training, Jean-Georges traveled to Asia for positions in the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.It was during this time spent working and traveling in Asia where Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East. His signature ‘vibrant cuisine’ abandons the traditional use of meat stocks, instead featuring intense flavors and satisfying textures resulting from the use of vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jean-Georges’ culinary vision and execution have defined both professional standards for the industry and the way in which Americans eat.Chef Jean-Georges is the author of four cookbooks, including his best-selling Jean-Georges. Since earning a total of 12-stars from the New York Times for his four New York City restaurants, Chef Vongerichten has received numerous culinary awards, including, “Best Restaurant in the World” for his Vong restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Robb Report, a prestigious Three- Star rating in the Michelin Guide, “Chef of the Year” by Esquire Magazine and “Best New Restaurant” and “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Restaurant Awards.The St. Regis Resort and Residence Bahia Beach is set within a community committed to the preservation and enhancement of the environment and is adhering to the highest standards of sustainable and conservation-oriented development. An example of this stewardship is the recent designation of Bahía Beach as a Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, the first resort in the Caribbean to earn this distinction.Designed to blend seamlessly with the lush foliage and towering coconut palms, The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach’s luxurious junior suites and one-bedroom accommodations will feature spectacular views from private open terraces of the sparkling sea to the north and the mountainous El Yunque National Rainforest to the south.Adjacent to the site of The St. Regis Resort and Residences Bahia Beach are the first of 25 St. Regis Residences, Las Estancias, majestic estate homes designed in a tropical plantation architectural style on spacious lots overlooking the ocean, golf course, lakes and El Yunque. One of the first to purchase an estate home was Carlos Beltrán, superstar outfielder of the New York Mets.In addition to the 25 St. Regis Residences, Las Estancias estate homes, the first Las Verandas golf villas were recently completed and are now occupied. New residential products currently under development include Las Olas oceanfront town homes and Las Ventanas villas within easy walking distance of Bahía Village.www.bahiabeachpuertorico.comlast_img read more

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