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JamaicaEye Not Infringing on Privacy Rights

first_imgStory Highlights The Ministry of National Security is assuring citizens that its national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme – Jamaica Eye – is not infringing on their right to privacy. “What we are really asking for is access to public-facing camera feed, as the Government has a responsibility to protect persons and to monitor those areas,” she said. Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Legal Officer, Ministry of National Security, Tonelle Beecher, noted that the programme is voluntary “and not something placed on you mandatorily”. The Ministry of National Security is assuring citizens that its national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme – Jamaica Eye – is not infringing on their right to privacy.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Legal Officer, Ministry of National Security, Tonelle Beecher, noted that the programme is voluntary “and not something placed on you mandatorily”.“What we are really asking for is access to public-facing camera feed, as the Government has a responsibility to protect persons and to monitor those areas,” she said.“We continue to operate within the law, and we have no intention of breaching the law as it relates to implementing the programme,” she added.Clause 34 of the Data Protection Act (DPA) provides exemption for the purposes of using data in the prevention and detection of crime, as well as the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.Senior Director of Modernisation and Strategic Projects in the Ministry, Arvel Grant, told JIS News that “as we roll out the programme, we continue to review (our procedures) and to ensure that we are not breaching the law in establishing the programme”.He noted that the feeds are being monitored at the Joint Information and Operations Centre at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), with request for footage being accommodated through an established security protocol.He explained that private citizens will not be able to make requests for the footage from JamaicaEye.However, persons making police reports may indicate if they saw a CCTV in the vicinity of an incident, whether it is an accident or crime. Based on this, the police can request footage.Implemented in March 2018, JamaicaEye is a public-private partnership designed to network CCTV cameras owned by the Ministry and accommodate feed from privately owned cameras.It is geared at improving public safety and emergency response, by providing useful footage in relation to criminal activity, accidents, natural disasters and other incidents.last_img read more

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Province Announces School Construction Progress

first_imgThe province is moving forward with its commitments from the 2003 School Capital Construction Report, Premier Rodney MacDonald and Education Minister Karen Casey announced today, April 26. “Building and renovating schools reflects our commitment to create winning conditions that will help us achieve future prosperity,” said the premier. “We are providing public school students with the education they will need to move on to college, university or the workforce.” Speaking at the East Richmond Education Centre in St. Peter’s, Richmond Co., the premier announced that renovations will proceed to expand the gymnasium and cafeteria, upgrade classrooms with new technology, and prepare for the addition of a new wing of classrooms. When the renovations are finished, all students will be in one building rather than two, as is now the case. The premier also said progress was being made on projects in Sydney, Cheticamp and Port Hawkesbury. Ms. Casey visited the Annapolis Valley to announce progress in renovations of local schools. She met with board officials, school staff and students at Middleton High School. “I was extremely impressed by the students from Middleton who came to the legislature a few weeks ago to ask me about renovations to their school,” said Ms. Casey. “I committed to them that we would complete the design work and issue a tender in this fiscal year, guaranteeing that construction could start next spring.” Ms. Casey confirmed that planned renovations of Kings County Academy have been upgraded to new-school status and the project will begin in 2007-08. She also announced improvements to St. Mary’s Elementary in Aylesford, and Somerset and District Elementary in Berwick.last_img read more

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No winning ticket for Friday nights 60 million Lotto max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – Once again the $60 million Lotto Max jackpot has gone unclaimed.No winning ticket was sold for last night’s big prize.The draw also offered 50 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each, 33 of which were claimed by a total 45 winning tickets, meaning several will be shared.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on June 8 will remain at approximately $60 million, but the number of Maxmillion prizes will rise to 52.last_img

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Morocco Reaps Bountiful Agricultural Harvest in 2018

Rabat – Heavy rain in Morocco has produced an “exceptional” harvest this agricultural season, according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.The Ministry of Agriculture published a statement on Tuesday to announce harvest statistics for the 2017-2018 season.According to the statement, Morocco harvested 10.3 billion kilograms of cereals this year, exceeding the harvest of the previous season by 7.3 percent. The ministry credited “good rainfalls and the performance of technical tracks promoted by the Green Morocco strategy” for the successful season.Of cereals, Morocco harvested: 4.91 billion kilograms of common wheat, 2.42 billion kilograms of durum wheat, and 2.92 billion kilograms of barley.The ministry explained that “this production has been achieved in a 4.5 million-hectare area planted with grain, compared to the 5.4 million hectares in the 2016-2017 season.”The decrease in planted areas “was due to the delay of rainfall in the fall season,” added the statement.The ministry noted that despite the delay, the Green Morocco strategy and new technologies improved Morocco’s agricultural yield.“The exceptional harvest is also due to the evolution of the season in excellent climatic conditions characterized by abundance, regularity and good distribution of space and time for precipitation and moderate temperatures throughout the planting season.”The 2017-2018 season recorded a cumulative rainfall of 402.3 mm, compared to 362.6 mm during an average season.The harvest averaged 2,290 kilograms per hectare, representing an increase of 27 percent compared to the previous season and 7 percent compared to the 2014-2015 season, when a record production of 115 million tons was recorded.According to Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, this season is marked by “generalized growth.” In a statement to Le360, Akhannouch described the 2018 harvest as a “historic record.” read more

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Downtown halfway house closing

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 It’s the beginning of the end for a controversial halfway house in downtown Hamilton. The York Boulevard location directly across the street from Copps Coliseum, City Centre Mall and Farmer’s Market houses convicted sex offenders and violent parolees. Last month, it was announced that cutbacks to corrections officers would allow those living there to sign in and out as they please. But now there’s word the location will close permanently by the end of next year. Lisa Hepfner has been following the developments has the details.First let’s qualify this decision because the Salvation Army building here isn’t going anywhere. The first two storeys are a homeless shelter and most of the men you see regularly standing around in front are residents of those shelter beds. The federal parolees live in 24 beds on the top floor and don’t really mix with the other residents. They have their own smoking area out back, their own security, their own staff. They are the offenders who get out of jail and are turned down by other halfway houses run by boards and organizations.The city asked Corrections Canada to come Wednesday and speak to council. Councillors were concerned because, as you mentioned, the government had plans to remove three corrections officers from the halfway house, and replace them with people with fewer qualifications.There have been incidences over the years, most prominently, in 2004 an offender left the halfway house, walked across the street, and repeatedly stabbed a woman who worked in a framing store, almost killing her. around the same time, there was a sexual assault allegation. since then there have been parolees who left the house without permission and one incident where a parolee was arrested for harrassing and threatening phone calls.So Wednesday, the city wanted to know how Corrections Canada was going to secure the safety of people in downtown Hamilton. But councillors, like Terry Whitehead, were surprised by what they did hear: “To our surprise, when they came in, we did ask a number of questions. They indicated that by the end of 2014, they wont be renewing the lease at that location. We asked if they would go elsewhere in Hamilton, they didn’t answer but what they did say was telling. They indicated that it wouldn’t be fair for the partners theyre negotiating with to divulge that information at this time. I asked, are you talking to Hamilton, they said no. The highest risk individuals are the ones usually housed in Canadian corrections facilities. There are only 3 in Ontario; Kingston, Toronto and Hamilton. We’ve had ours for 20 years.”I spoke with Col. Robert Ward who runs the booth centre for the Salvation Army. He thinks the halfway house has been a good partnership. These inmates have to go somewhere and to him it seemed a good fit to have them share Salvation Army space. He pointed out that the incident at Jackson Square was nearly 10 years ago. But he’s not concerned since the Salvation Army is already talking to others about funded programs they could put in that space when corrections Canada moves out, so he doesn’t expect any financial impact. read more

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Suzuki helps drivers Survive the Winter with SMMT exhibition

SMMT is supporting Suzuki, in association with road safety charity, Brake, to warn motorists of the risks of poor vehicle maintenance at its latest SMMT exhibition. To celebrate the launch of its ‘Survive the Winter’ campaign, Suzuki will take up a two-week residence with a Swift 4×4 and SX4 S-Cross at SMMT’s Westminster headquarters.The campaign has been brought about as Suzuki claims that nearly a fifth of motorists whose vehicles have known issues do not plan on having them repaired before winter. Of this group, 22% claim that fixing the fault isn’t worth the repair bills.Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, said, “This survey suggests some drivers are feeling the pinch, but sacrificing car maintenance is a false economy and could lead to tragedy.“It’s especially important for drivers to be vigilant at this time of year, by carrying out regular basic checks themselves, especially ensuring tyres, lights, wipers and washers are in good condition, and seeking advice from a mechanic about any concerns.”Suzuki and Brake’s campaign, which will be rolled out through Suzuki dealerships nationwide, will allow drivers of any brand of car to partake in a comprehensive safety check. Brake also provides comprehensive advice on vehicle maintenance and bad weather on its website.Alun Parry, spokesperson at Suzuki, said, “Cold conditions have a serious impact on driving conditions and it is absolutely essential that drivers are ready for winter and their cars are up to scratch – before the winter weather really sets in. Plus, it will mean your car is more fuel-efficient and have greater value when you want to sell it on.”Click through to find out more about Suzuki and Brake’s Survive the Winter campaign or follow @SuzukiCarsUK #survivethewinter on Twitter.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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UK suppliers further buyers confirmed for Meet the Buyer 2014

An additional six buyers have confirmed their attendance to SMMT Meet the Buyer 2014, taking the number of OEMs looking to locally-source components to 24. UK automotive supply chain companies are being urged to capitalise on the once-a-year opportunity to expand their business, as the invite-only event approaches.Held on 25 June at ExCeL London, Meet the Buyer 2014 will match UK suppliers with potential buyers based on their sourcing requirements. Using the Automotive Supplier Finder, SMMT invites supply chain companies meeting particular sourcing demands to the event.Six previously unannounced buyers have confirmed their attendance, including Cummins, Mazda and McLaren. RBS will also sponsor the event and provide one-to-one funding discussions with suppliers.The list of confirmed buyers for 25 June is:Aisin EuropeAllard Motor CarsAston MartinBMWBroseCAB AutomotiveCumminsDenso ManufacturingFaureciaFord EuropeFutaba IndustrialGeneral MotorsJaguar Land RoverLearLeyland TrucksLuKMazdaMcLarenNissanParker HannifinPenso UKPtech (Powertrain Technology)Sears ManufacturingTATA MotorsToyotaTRW To register interest in this year’s Meet the Buyer, e-mail supplychain@smmt.co.uk or fill out the online form here.Having registered your interest, make sure to update your company profile on the Automotive Supplier Finder using the editing tool.For more information on SMMT’s Meet the Buyer events, click here, or e-mail nhuggett@smmt.co.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 6 November 2015

DOWNLOAD1. Scotland: Clean air strategy launched2. New car market stabilises in October after record 43 months of growth3. CV market strong as van demand rises for ninth month in 20154. Labour Party announces Departmental Committee Chairs5. Nadhim Zahawi MP: New Role as Prime Minister’s Apprenticeship Adviser6. EEF – Manufacturers’ verdict on UK innovation support7. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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UNCDuke Really Is College Basketballs Best Rivalry

UNCDuke Really Is College Basketballs Best Rivalry

IndianaKentucky1966-2016491930183818851857 WINSELO RATINGS 5IndianaKentucky613288436 13GeorgetownVillanova456251205 Among top Elo rivalries, UNC-Duke stands out Related: Hot Takedown ELO RKTEAM ATEAM BTOTAL GAMESPROXIMITYEVENNESS BaylorKansas1952-201733429172819871844 DukeMichigan1964-201430228195517751856 KansasTexas1960-201733267200318471920 15ArizonaUCLA338705287 TEAM ATEAM BSEASONSGMSTM ATM BTM ATM BHARMONIC MEAN Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 11Florida StateNorth Carolina518741788 GeorgetownSyracuse1958-2017834043183718511842 4DukeNorth Carolina230155 6DukeMichigan823750703 8DukeGeorgia Tech378643736 ArkansasKentucky1950-2017381127178319881877 RANK (OUT OF 843) DukeN. Carolina1950-20171748193186418761864 1KansasTexas792784772 12DukeNotre Dame834772729 14Georgia TechNorth Carolina355632686 When Did Sports Become So Political? Add it all up, and it’s difficult to find a rivalry that combines so many different measurable factors of animosity between two schools. None of the rivalries with an Elo rating in the same neighborhood as the Tar Heels and Blue Devils have played anywhere near as often3The other Research Triangle rivalries — both Duke and North Carolina versus N.C. State — are the only ones that come close., nor do any have the physical proximity, nor are any as closely matched recordwise. It’s a set of conditions custom-built for hate — and that’s without even considering less-quantifiable factors, such as the cultural divide between a public university (UNC) and a private one (Duke), the fact that most UNC students are from in-state while most Duke students are from outside North Carolina, or the many memorable incidents that have stoked the rivalry over the years. KentuckyN. Carolina1950-2017351520183418721849 10GeorgetownSyracuse40156082 DukeGeorgia Tech1956-2017866521196317481846 9BaylorKansas792756825 3KentuckyLouisville705144543 Best college basketball rivalries since 1950, according to Elo KentuckyLouisville1951-2017402614191918451877 7KentuckyNorth Carolina765626291 Min. 50 years between initial and most recent meetings, and at least one game played every two years.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group 2ArkansasKentucky730771667 The fifth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will close out their ACC regular season on Saturday the same way they always do — with a game against the Duke Blue Devils, ranked No. 17. The two teams’ longstanding feud is almost always mentioned first when people discuss great college basketball rivalries. But what’s in a rivalry anyway? A good one is a bit like a good obscenity — you know it when you see it. It’s an extra charge in the arena when the opponent comes to town; an unwillingness to give an opposing player the benefit of the doubt; a vilification of the other team’s coach as an evil mastermind.But all that’s tough to measure, and measuring things is sort of the point of what we do around here. So I gathered data on some of the factors we can quantify, to put at least a few numbers on what makes Duke-Carolina so intense — and to see if any other pairings have the stats to contend with Tobacco Road’s finest for the sport’s top rivalry.One obvious place to start is with the quality of the teams involved. I took every pair of teams that has played each other at least once every other season1On average. for at least a half-century, and sorted them by the average harmonic mean of the two teams’ Elo power ratings whenever they played. (I used the harmonic mean to make sure both teams hold up their end of the bargain in terms of high ratings.) By that measure, North Carolina and Duke have the fourth-best rivalry since 1950, which is when our dataset starts tracking Elo:2Unfortunately, that data does only cover a little over half the history of the rivalry. But in this case that’s OK, because Duke-UNC didn’t really become the high-stakes rivalry we now know until the mid-1950s, when both teams started to emerge simultaneously as national powerhouses. Of course, rivalries are about more than just how good the two teams are. In the case of Duke-Carolina, it’s also about the sheer number of times they’ve played each other: 243 games in total (not including Saturday’s tilt), including 174 since 1950 — second only to the 198 editions of the “Civil War” staged between Oregon and Oregon State. And those games have been close, with UNC coming out on top overall, with a 93-81 record against Duke over the span of those 174 contests. In terms of proximity to a perfect .500 split, that’s in the top 18 percent of all 843 rivalries in our sample.Proximity also plays a major role in Duke and UNC’s hostilities. Aside from the 14 rivalries in our dataset that involve teams from the same city — think Saint Joseph’s and Temple in Philly, or UCLA-USC in Los Angeles — North Carolina and Duke are the 16th-closest pair of schools, with only about 10 miles separating them. Saturday’s regular-season finale in Chapel Hill won’t serve as the de facto ACC regular-season championship, like it has at times in the past. (UNC can do no worse than a tie with Notre Dame for No. 1 in the conference standings, while Duke can’t win the conference.) But, as always, it will pit two of the nation’s top teams against each other in a preview of the kind of high-caliber matchup each squad will face on the road to the Final Four. And maybe that’s what stands out most about this rivalry: Both teams are always in the national championship hunt. (Famously, you have to go back to Feb. 25, 1955, to find a Duke-UNC matchup in which neither team was ranked nationally at tipoff.) So no matter who wins, we’ll be spending a lot of time with both the Tar Heels and Blue Devils over the next month. read more

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Womens volleyball returns home to face ranked opponent

Senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger serves the ball during a game against Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 5 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For The LanternAfter playing away from home for over a month, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team turns its focus to a ranked opponent.OSU is scheduled to host No. 15 Illinois (11-4, 3-1) on Wednesday at St. John Arena.The Buckeyes (11-5, 2-2) are coming off a weekend in which they won back-to-back matches at Iowa and Nebraska.Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell and senior setter Taylor Sherwin each received Big Ten weekly awards. Campbell was named Player of the Week, while Sherwin was named Setter of the Week.Both players are set to go up against a Fighting Illini team that is led by two of this season’s Big Ten Player of the Week honorees in senior opposite side hitter Liz McMahon, a native of Liberty Township, Ohio, and redshirt-junior outside hitter Jocelynn Birks. The team is also led by a two-time Freshman of the Week in defensive specialist Brandi Donnelly.Going into Wednesday’s match, Sherwin said the team doesn’t need to make many adjustments, as the Fighting Illini are very similar to the Cornhuskers. They do, however, stand out for one reason.“They (don’t) run as quick of an offense,” Sherwin said.Freshman outside hitter Ashley Wenz said the squad has the capability to continue having strong performances if it can keep up its focus.“We’re a great team,” she said. “We just need to (focus) on certain little aspects of our game to make it great.”The Buckeyes’ match against the Fighting Illini is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.Following Wednesday’s match, the Buckeyes are scheduled to face No. 24 Northwestern (13-2, 3-1) in Columbus on Saturday. That match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and is set to air on Big Ten Network. read more

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Kinect hack lets you play the piano almost anywhere

first_imgIf you enjoy playing the piano, then this Kinect hack may be up your alley. Thanks to help from Openkinect.org, a couple of programmers by the names of Peter Morton and Matthew Yeung have created a Kinect virtual keyboard that lets users play the piano just about anywhere they please.As you will see in the demonstration the project called, “Keyboard Anywhere” lets people play the piano at their desk or on the floor with very little adjustment of the virtual playing space. So people can tickle the invisible ivories at their desktop, on the wall, or even on the floor with no lag from motion to sound activation.But of course, this project wouldn’t be complete without a recreation of the floor keyboard scene with Tom Hanks in the movie, “Big.” So here are Peter and Matthew giving it a go by playing “Heart and Soul” on their Kinect piano.via YouTubelast_img read more

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HP a voulu vendre Palm pour 12 milliards de dollars

first_imgHP a voulu vendre Palm pour 1,2 milliards de dollarsSelon des informations exclusives, Hewlett Packard n’est pas parvenu à revendre Palm et webOS comme il le souhaitait. Un échec qui ne surprend pas quand on sait que le géant a proposé un montant identique à celui qu’il avait payé pour acquérir Palm. HP a t-il vraiment voulu vendre Palm et l’ensemble de ses actifs dont webOS ? Si tel est le cas, le fabricant n’aurait pas vraiment mis toutes les chances de son côté. En effet, selon les informations divulguées par VentureBeat, Hewlett Packard aurait proposé 1,2 milliard de dollars pour le rachat de Palm et du reste soit… exactement ce qu’il avait payé en avril 2010 pour acquérir Palm, relève ZDNet. À lire aussiHP va licencier 270 salariés travaillant sur WebOSHP aurait donc fait mine d’ignorer la perte de valeur de l’acquisition qui ne peut être niée après l’échec de la tablette TouchPad et l’absence de réelle évolution du système d’exploitation webOS. Mais ce n’est pas la seule exigence étonnante du fabricant. Malgré la vente, HP demandait à conserver l’accès à webOS à ses imprimantes. Des demandes qui n’ont pas convaincu Amazon, Intel, Samsung et Facebook avec qui le fabricant se seraient entretenus. Au vu de son échec, HP a finalement dû se résoudre à conserver sa division et à libérer le code source de webOS, désormais accessible aux développeurs. Enfin, et il s’agit cette fois d’une bonne nouvelle pour la firme, Meg Withman, la PDG d’HP a déclaré que de nouvelles tablettes verraient le jour en 2012. Le 29 décembre 2011 à 19:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Konami brings together all of Metal Gear Solid V with The Definitive

first_imgKonami wants to squeeze as much profit as it can out of Hideo Kojima’s last ever Metal Gear Solid game, and so, we’re getting a rather predictable one final release of Metal Gear Solid V in the form of a Definitive Experience collection.If you haven’t picked the game(s) up for whatever reason, then it’s actually been worth waiting for. Metal Gear Solid V has a lot of content that was split over multiple releases in both physical and digital form. We first got Ground Zeroes, which was a 2 hour experience for $40 and could actually be completed in just 10 minutes.After that we got the main game called The Phantom Pain, which also unlocked access to the online multiplayer experience Metal Gear Online and had a lot of DLC packs released. There was also extra missions released for Ground Zeroes. The image below shows you just how much extra content there is available:Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience collects together Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Online, and all the DLC packs into a single package which will cost $49.99. The release date is set for October 11 and you’ll be able to pick it up for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s also important to not that Konami has thankfully put all the content on the disc, so no downloading will be required.As a collection, The Definitive Experience offers a lot of content to play through. And with the age of the game now (12 months), I really can’t see that $49.99 price point holding for very long and especially if Konami intends to flood the market with stock. Don’t forget, they’ve already sold over 6 million copies of The Phantom Pain worldwide and Ground Zeroes has experienced heavy discounting for months. <>last_img read more

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La Jolla Cove Swim Club kicks off New Years Day Polar Bear

La Jolla Cove Swim Club kicks off New Years Day Polar Bear

first_img Posted: January 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For more than 30 years The La Jolla Cove Swim Club has put on their Polar Bear Plunge to kick off the new year.Some come to swim off the La Jolla shores and others to share the joy of the New Year, warmth of good friends, and great potluck food. January 1, 2019 Allie Wagner, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter La Jolla Cove Swim Club kicks off New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge Allie Wagner last_img read more

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Shriners Circus To Hold Military Appreciation Night On April 16

Shriners Circus To Hold Military Appreciation Night On April 16

first_img(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Aleppo Shrine Circus.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: Feztival of Trees Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 22-24In “Community”Wilmington’s Shriners Auditorium To Host Huge Car Show On August 25In “Community”PHOTO OF THE DAY: Protest At Shriners Carnival Over Treatment Of AnimalsIn “Photo of the Day” WILMINGTON, MA — The 68th Annual Aleppo Shriners Circus at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) will include a Military Appreciation Show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7pm. There will be special seating for military and veterans, with a discounted admission of just $5. (Must present Military/VA ID.)The Aleppo Shriners and the Royal Hanneford Circus will feature:Circus animals from around the world in the center ring such as camels, zebras, ponies and elephantsDuring the intermission, there will be animal rides, moon bounces, and face painting by the circus performersThe Aleppo Shrine Circus Clowns will perform a skit to the delight of all.The show will end with “The Human Cannonball!”At each show there will be a grand prize of a stuffed animal along with gift certificates to the lucky winnerThere will also be novelty sales, circus food court, popcorn, animal rides, and fried doughlast_img read more

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Minister Malla Reddy inaugurates 10 reservoirs

Minister Malla Reddy inaugurates 10 reservoirs

first_imgHyderabad: Around ten reservoirs built in Ghatkesar mandal as part of the Rs 748 crore worth drinking water project to provide drinking water to the villages near the Outer Ring Road (ORR) has been opened.Malla Reddy, Minister of Labour, Employment,Women and Child Development has inaugurated the newly built reservoirs in Ghatkesar mandal on Monday. There are around 29 new reservoirs in Ghatkesar mandal and 16 already started long back and ten more have started on Monday by Minister. Project director D Sridhar Babu, Project higher officials and other concerned officials were present at the function.last_img

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Pawan Kalyans Jana Sena announces 3rd list for Lok Sabha elections in

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:10/0:51Loaded: 0%0:10Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:41?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Pawan Kalyan celebrated Jana Sena formation daycenter_img Pawan KalyanTwitterTelugu actor Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena party on Tuesday announced candidates for one more Lok Sabha seat and 13 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.Bellamkonda Saibaba will contest from the Ongole parliamentary constituency. With this, the party has announced a total of nine Lok Sabha seats.The party also announced 13 candidates for the Assembly elections, taking the total number of for the Assembly polls to 77.Pawan Kalyan’s name did not figure even in the latest list. He, however, tweeted on Tuesday that he will contest from two seats.”General body is in their final discussion from which two constituencies, I should be contesting. Hopefully, they will let me know in an hour or later,” he said in the tweet.Elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled for April 11. Polling for all 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana will also be held on the same day.Jana Sena has decided to leave two Lok Sabha and seven Assembly seats each for the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).Though it also decided to have seat adjustment with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), it is yet to make a formal announcement.Jana Sena has already declared candidates for two Lok Sabha candidates in Telangana.last_img read more

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How infants brain decodes social behaviour

How infants brain decodes social behaviour

first_imgInfants’ brains can understand what they are observing and thus can copy other people’s action, finds a new study providing the first evidence that directly links neural responses from the motor system to overt social behaviour in infants. Babies understand what they are observing.There is a direct connection between observing others, understanding what others are doing, and learning how to act  abilities which are often disrupted in developmental disabilities, including autism, the researchers said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Like adults, infants show this response when acting themselves and when watching others’ actions, suggesting that the motor system of babies may play a role in the perception of others’ actions, the researchers pointed out.“Our research provides initial evidence that motor system recruitment is contingently linked to infants’ social interactive behaviour,” said lead author Courtney Filippi, doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago in the US. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe findings showed that recruiting the motor system during action encoding predicts infants’ subsequent social interactive behaviour, the researchers stated.“This understanding on the part of a baby involves not just seeing the other person’s action, but also involves the baby’s own motor system, which is recruited when he or she chooses the same toy,” said Helen Tager-Flusberg, professor at Boston University in the US, who was not involved in the research. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, showed that by the middle of their first year of life, babies begin to understand that people act intentionally. “Here we looked at the development of social cognition, social behaviour, and the motor system, all of which are critical for human development and are often disrupted in developmental disabilities, including autism,” explained co-author Amanda Woodward, professor at the Chicago University.For the study, the team involved 36 seven-month-old infants, whose brain activity was measured using electroencephalography (EEG), during an experiment, where each infant had to observe a person reaching out to a toy.Babies’ brain activity predicted how they would respond to the person’s behaviour.When the infants recruited their motor system while observing the person grasp the toy, they subsequently imitated him.When they didn’t imitate the person, there was no detectable engagement of the motor system in their brain activity as they watched him.last_img read more

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6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

first_img Top holiday drink recipes “There’s no indication that the six missing persons could have been anywhere else, so we have to assume that they are still inside,” he said.Firefighters and investigators were able to enter the building in the morning and hope to confirm the men’s fate later Saturday, he said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona BERLIN (AP) — Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturday.The men were on a company trip with dozens of colleagues when the fire broke out overnight in a converted farmhouse in Schneizlreuth, southeast of Munich. The town, near the border with Austria, is a popular tourist destination in the Bavarian Alps.Of the 47 people staying at the place, 41 were able to flee, said police spokesman Juergen Thalmeier. Seven of them had to be hospitalized. Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in the Bavarian town of Schneizlreuth , Germany, early Saturday May 23, 2015. Police in Germany say six people are missing after a fire at a guesthouse in Bavaria. In a statement Saturday, police said the fire broke out overnight in a converted farmhouse in the town of Schneizlreuth, southeast of Munich near the border with Austria. Of the 47 people staying at the guesthouse, 41 were able to flee. ( Ferdinand Farthofer/aktivnews/dpa via AP) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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