APTN National NewsThe Edmonton police chief Rod Knecht says gun violence in Alberta’s capital is on the rise.The news comes after four shooting deaths in a month.Knecht says the force is preparing some new initiatives to address the problem.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.
TEHRAN, Iran – In a story Feb. 4 about the Iran nuclear deal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that President Donald Trump re-certified the agreement in January. Trump did not re-certify the deal, but extended sanctions waivers, and said he would not do so again the next time they come up for renewal, in May, unless his concerns are addressed.A corrected version of the story is below:Iran says Trump’s hostility to nuclear deal scares investorsIran says President Donald Trump’s hostility to the 2015 nuclear deal is dampening foreign investment in the energy sector despite the lifting of sanctionsIran says President Donald Trump’s hostility to the 2015 nuclear deal is dampening foreign investment in the energy sector despite the lifting of sanctions.Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh told reporters on Sunday that the uncertainty over the future of the agreement, which Trump has repeatedly threatened to scrap, is scaring off potential investors.Trump extended sanctions waivers in January but said he would not do so again when they come up for renewal in May unless his concerns are addressed.Iran hopes to attract more than $150 billion to rebuild its energy industry after years of sanctions. Last year it signed a $5 billion gas deal with France’s Total SA and a Chinese oil company to develop a massive offshore gas field.
25 January 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged to mobilize national leaders in a drive to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of anti-poverty targets for the year 2015 – when they come to United Nations Headquarters in New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate in September. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged to mobilize national leaders in a drive to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of anti-poverty targets for the year 2015 – when they come to United Nations Headquarters in New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate in September.“We are at the mid-point of a great campaign to end world poverty, set forth in the Millennium Development Goals. Too many nations have fallen behind. We need fresh ideas and fresh ideas and fresh approaches,” Mr. Ban told a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum.The Secretary-General repeated his recent calls for attention to the poorest of the world’s poor, known as the ‘bottom billion.’“They are the forgotten ones, the nearly 1 billion left behind by global growth,” he said.Mr. Ban illustrated the urgent need for action with stark statistics showing that one child dies of hunger every five seconds; for two thirds of the world a glass of ordinary drinking water is a luxury; and 1 million people die from malaria every year.“That is why I am launching, together with global leaders, a new initiative,” he said. “This September, the UN will host a high-level meeting on the MDGs, with a special focus on Africa.”The aim, he said, is to “bring together world leaders and, together, demand action.” Last year, Mr. Ban used a similar forum to spur action on climate change. “This year, we will do the same for the bottom billion,” he pledged.“This is a sacred cause. The fight against global poverty and human suffering is a moral imperative.”
“Let us remember that clear majorities of Israelis and Palestinians want a negotiated, two-State solution,” Mr. Annan said in a message delivered by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Angela Kane. “It is the responsibility of all parties to respond to that urgent and deeply-felt need. “Regional partners have an important facilitating role in this process. Indeed, a two-State solution is crucial not only for the security and prosperity of Israelis and Palestinians, but for the stability of the region as a whole,” he added. He noted that the two-day meeting, convened by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, was taking place at a time of continuing tension and voiced the hope that the Palestinian Government would move closer towards the principles outlined by the so-called diplomatic Quartet earlier this year.After the Hamas movement won elections in January, the Quartet – the UN, European Union (EU), Russia and the United States – called on it to commit to non-violence, recognize Israel and accept previous agreements and obligations, including the Road Map plan for a two-State solution sponsored by the four partners.At the same time Mr. Annan noted that Israel was considering a withdrawal from the West Bank, saying that such a step could help achieve the two-state objective if negotiated and coordinated with the Palestinian side. “If not, it may complicate efforts at achieving this goal and prejudice final status issues,” he warned.Referring to the “deeply troubling” humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory exacerbated by the cut-off of much donor aid to the Government until Hamas accepts the Quartet’s terms, he said work by the four on an EU proposal for a temporary international mechanism to deliver aid to the Palestinian people had been completed and assistance would soon begin reaching those in need.“In the meantime, Israel should take steps to improve the humanitarian situation, in keeping with its responsibilities in the occupied Palestinian territory and obligations arising from previous agreements,” he added. “I also urge international donors to help avert a humanitarian crisis by responding without delay to the latest consolidated appeal.”Earlier this year the UN revised the appeal upwards by 80 per cent, from $215 million to $385 million. The meeting has brought together internationally renowned experts, including Israelis and Palestinians, representatives of UN Members and observers, parliamentarians, representatives of the UN system and other intergovernmental organizations, the academic community, representatives of civil society, and the media.The three plenary sessions will deal with the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem; the peace process and challenges ahead; and international efforts in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace. In another development, the World Health Organization (WHO) today voiced concern that a significant proportion of children in the Gaza Strip are suffering from rickets, a nutritional disorder caused by vitamin D deficiency. A recent WHO-supported study found that over 4 per cent of all children aged between 6 and 36 months were suffering from clinical rickets.
“Witnessing the potential impact that mines can have on people and communities, years after the end of conflict, brings home the humanitarian importance of the UN’s de-mining efforts in Cyprus,” Mr. Craig said. Mr. Craig’s mission led him on a two-day familiarization visit with the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), where he toured an active minefield – recently identified by the UN Mine Action Service. He was also briefed on mine clearance activities by Lieutenant Sovannara Leang, who leads a twenty-strong team of Cambodian peacekeepers from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The two UN forces are deployed together as part of an inter-mission co-operation agreement. Having filmed years ago in Cambodia, the Global Advocate, best known for his role as 007 in the James Bond films was familiar with the widespread contamination of mines found in that country. Mr. Craig was impressed to see Cambodian de-miners offering their expertise to help the people and peace process in Cyprus as he witnessed first-hand the difficult and risky work in manual demining and explosive ordnance disposal by UN peacekeepers. “For these peacekeepers to take their expertise, gleaned over the last 40 years in Cambodia, and make it available to the people of Cyprus, half-way around the world, is truly inspiring,” praised the James Bond actor.Mr. Craig also visited an area recently cleared of mines in the UN buffer zone and the UN protected area in Nicosia, where he was briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of Mission, Lisa Buttenheim, and UNFICYP’s Force Commander, Major General Kristen Lund. “The fact that the UN Global Advocate chose to come to Cyprus for his first mission, at a time when demining demonstrates positive momentum in the peace process, is significant. His visit draws attention to the UN’s long expressed goal of achieving a mine-free Cyprus for all,” said Ms. Buttenheim.Over the last decade UN de-miners have removed more than 27,000 landmines from the buffer zone in Cyprus. A total of 74 minefields – or 9.7 square kilometres of land – have been cleared throughout the buffer zone to international mine action standards, set and monitored by the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The cleared area can now be put to productive use. It is estimated today that thousands of landmines still remain in Cyprus, with large areas possibly still contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance.“I very much hope that I will be the first and last Global Advocate to see landmines on this beautiful island,” said Mr. Craig.
Updated 11.20 PMNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…Astronaut Chris Hadfield is given a signed Ireland Rugby Jersey by Frankie Sheehan at the Convention Centre Dublin. (Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire)IRELANDA man and a woman held over the death of 63-year-old Thomas Horan in Dublin will both appear in court tomorrow.Irish Water spent €50 million on consultancy fees last year.New opinion polls showed a small drop in Government support and 38 per cent backing for the legalisation of marijuana.Heads of St Vincent’s Hospital met with the Director General of the HSE to discuss executive pay, but refused to give any details on what was discussed.An Bord Pleanála blocked a proposed wind farm in Cloghan, Co. Offaly.Fáilte Ireland say Eirgrid did not consider tourism factors in selecting the route of new electricity pylons.A man’s car was rammed yesterday and cash was stolen from him after a casino win in Limerick.RSA Insurance said that irregularities in Ireland totalling €72 million “would not happen again”.Fianna Fáil published a bill to reform the Seanad.The Church of Ireland has “no current plans” to follow the example of Anglican leaders in England and introduce a devil-free baptism service.Lenders have restructured almost 50,000 mortgages according to new figures.Children setting fires has become a problem in a Dublin special care home.The IMO has called for guidelines for psychiatrists in dealing with new laws on terminations.INTERNATIONALNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a news conference today. (Pic: AP Photo/Mel Evans)#US: Potential US presidential candidate Chris Christie fired his Deputy Chief of Staff and apologised over a scandal where his staff may have closed highway lanes to penalise a mayor for not supporting him.#UK: Armed police in London are to wear cameras to record their actions following controversy over the killing of Mark Duggan.#FRANCE: The highest court in France has reinstated a ban on a show by controversial comic Dieudonne. [BBC]INNOVATION#CES2014 saw a number of 3D printers announced this week. Here’s the pick of the bunch.Intel is to drop to drop the McAfee name to help distance itself from founder and will be rebranded as Intel Security.PARTING SHOT (Pic: Tumblr)It’s getting close to the weekend so you may be thinking of leaving the office a little like this obviously irked individual. That’s Jessica, one of range of ‘Sassy Birds’ on the newly created Tumblr page. Warning: Contains high levels of sass. [Tumblr]Here’s what happened yesterday>
Can’t wait for early 2013 to sneak a peek at RIM’s next-gen hardware? Luckily you won’t have to — as you can see, someone’s gotten her hands on an all-touch L-Series prototype running BlackBerry 10 and has been kind enough to post a photo on Instagram.This definitely isn’t one of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phones. The placement of the speaker and its shape are both different, and the front-facing camera has been relocated as well. While you can’t make out much of the phone’s body, you can see enough of the top corner to notice that it’s not a scaled-down BlackBerry PlayBook Best Price at Amazon you’re looking at. In fact, those more sharply-rounded corners look very similar to the leaked roadmap slides of the BlackBerry London that surfaced way back in February of this year. The tone-on-tone shell is gunmetal and gloss black, again matching up nicely with the previous London leak.BlackBerry 10 also looks to be shaping up nicely from the few touches visible here. The multi-paged homescreen shows a few additional apps, including Facebook and DocsToGo — a natural inclusion since RIM owns the developer and the suite already ships on the PlayBook. There’s also an app called Story Maker, which looks to be built for video editing (functionality that was previously leaked) or slideshow creation. On the dock, sandwiched between phone and camera functions, is a search button. That likely ties in to the new Siri-like voice commands in BlackBerry 10 that were pushed to some Dev Alpha users just last month.Progress looks good so far, and it’s too bad that the once-mighty RIM isn’t going to have the new hardware and OS on the market in time for the 2012 holiday shopping rush alongside Windows Phone 8 and the iPhone 5.More at Crackberry
Turquoise seas, impressive mountains, scrumptious food and crisp wine are among the things that brought 17 million tourists to Greece in 2013. More are expected this year but Athens will not feature high up on their list of destinations during the summer. In fact, the Greek capital feels a somewhat lonely place in August as locals and tourist scamper off to the islands. In some ways this makes the height of summer the best time of the year to be in Athens to enjoy its myriad attractions, even though the city’s intensity drops a few notches under the searing August sun.The heat means that mornings are the best time to visit the sites. The Acropolis is open from sunup to sundown. With a 6 euro ticket for students (12 for adults), you will be able to see the Ancient Agora, the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and the Roman-era Herod Atticus Theatre. Tours can be relatively cheap and informative. The walking tour with Athens Backpacker organisation, for instance, is only 6 euros and lasts three hours. In general, tours range from 10 euros to 40 euros and usually include a tour of all the archeological sites that are within metro and walking distance.The Acropolis Museum is included in some of these tours but if not it should definitely be part of your itinerary. For only 5 euros, you will be able to see some of the most fascinating artefacts the world has to offer. You can also enjoy an air-conditioned break at the museum’s restaurant. The Acropolis Museum will also be hosting a special event for the full moon on August 10.You may also want to check out sites like www.alternative-athens.com and www.bigolive.org for alternative and unique tours. Alternative Athens specialises in giving tours of a different nature, ranging from cool food tours to street-art and bar-hopping walks. These tours usually last for three hours and cost about 40 euros per person. Big Olive focuses more on art, architecture and literature tours that last about two hours and cost around 40 euros per person.If you want to experience Athens on your own, you can head to Monastiraki or Syntagma square to enjoy some shopping, or relax at a cafe or restaurant. The Athens Flea Market by Monastiraki metro station is a long pedestrian street filled with quirky shops full of handmade leather sandals, jewellery, instruments and many souvenirs. The long pedestrian Ermou Street, which connects Monastiraki and Syntagma, is home to international brands and has great sales during the summer. For even more up-market shopping, head to Kolonaki, where there are also numerous cafes and eateries.If you want to sink your teeth into something traditional, then Thanasis and Bairaktaris, located on Monastiraki Square, are among the most famous kebab and souvlaki joints in Athens. If you are in the mood for fish or seafood, Mikrolimano, near Piraeus port, provides a picturesque backdrop for some finer dining. For a more modern (and expensive) take on Greek cuisine, you can try Funky Gourmet in Kerameikos, which has received rave international reviews. Classics such as Strofi and Dionysos at the foot of the Acropolis are also on the pricey side but offer great views as part of the package.For a quiet evening, head up Mount Lycabettus, which offers great views over the city and wonderful sunsets. If you decide to walk up the hill, you can reward yourself with an cold beer at the restaurant at the top. Other cafes with beautiful views of the city are A for Athens (part of a hotel) and 360, both on Monastiraki Square. The side streets around Syntagma, home of the Greek Parliament, are also full of side streets with bars and cafes such as the Thea Terrace Bar and Baba Au Rum (which has the largest selection of rum from all over the world), among other selections. Gazi and Psyri are also hubs for nightlife, home to many popular and alternative bars.If you are in the mood for a late night, Athens has numerous nightclubs that stay open into the early hours of the morning and are mainly concentrated on the southern coast.Beating the heat is not hard to do as the greater Athens area is surrounded by dozens of beaches. They range from small, rocky secluded beaches to popular sandy stretches with beach bars and sun loungers. Rafina, Porto Rafti, Mati, Schinias and Loutsa (Artemida) are on the eastern coast of Attica. Many public and private buses leave from the Aghia Paraskevi Square and the Nomismatokopio metro station. If you want to stay closer to the city, Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni on the southern coast are easy to get to but many organised beaches along this part of the coast charge an entrance fee. You may have to pay separately for umbrellas and sun loungers. The tram from Syntagma Square stops at several beaches along the southern coast, including Glyfada and as far as Voula. Public buses go to Varkiza and Vouliagmeni, while there are also regular routes to areas such as Sounio, where you can combine a swim with a visit to the Temple of Poseidon.Even in August, when many of the city’s residents have headed off on their holidays and visitors are usually just passing through, Athens offers a wide range of things to do. It’s no coincidence that most of these popular attractions are in practically every guidebook about Athens – after all, they offer a glance at the history, beauty and uniqueness of the city. In fact, you wonder why more tourists don’t stick around.Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Economies d’énergie : les Bretons ont été bons élèves l’hiver dernierBretagne, France – Le dispositif EcoWatt vise à économiser l’énergie lors des pics de consommation hivernaux. Mis en place pour la seconde fois l’hiver dernier, il a bénéficié d’une notoriété accrue et d’une plus grande mobilisation des particuliers, lui permettant aujourd’hui d’offrir un bilan positif. L’ouest est victime d’une alimentation électrique fragile, entraînant des risques de coupures électriques. En Bretagne, RTE (Réseau de transport d’électricité) a reconduit cet hiver l’opération EcoWatt. Pour la saison 2009/2010, la population impliquée a été deux fois plus importante que l’année dernière. Plus de 18.500 personnes sont désormais inscrites sur le site www.ouest-ecowatt.com. Mieux encore : 90% d’entre elles relaient les alertes et les informations qu’il dispense à leur entourage. Le dispositif web a par ailleurs été élargi avec la création d’une page et d’un groupe sur Facebook, ainsi que d’un compte sur Twitter.Au-delà de ce cœur de cible, les Bretons sont plus de 76% à déclarer avoir eu connaissance de l’opération appelée EcoWatt, contre 45% en janvier 2009. Par ailleurs, entreprises et collectivités locales ont été nombreuses à se mobiliser, en faisant connaître EcoWatt à leurs concitoyens et surtout, en adoptant elles-aussi les gestes synonymes d’économie d’énergie.Au cours des différentes vagues de froid, RTE a ainsi pu constater une diminution de la consommation d’électricité en Bretagne, qui a atteint environ 1,5% aux heures de pointe, suivant les jours de la semaine. Cela représente l’équivalent de la consommation d’une agglomération de 60.000 habitants.Au total, onze alertes ont été déclenchées cet hiver dont sept alertes rouges. La fragilité de l’alimentation électrique en Bretagne demeure donc. Sur l’année 2009, la consommation d’électricité en Bretagne est restée identique à celle de 2008 quand la France enregistrait, au niveau national, une baisse de 1,6%. Le 19 avril 2010 à 15:54 • Emmanuel Perrin
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Law enforcement is investigating after an argument over a woman took to the streets in the form of shots fired from a BB gun, road rage and fighting in the roadway early Friday morning.The incident began when a man later identified as Robert Brown, 32, shot a pellet gun at the residence of Noel Patterson, 8520 N.E. Benton Drive at about 4:30 a.m., Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Randall said.Police then received multiple 911 calls of incidents of road rage for vehicles that were later associated with the pair, Randall said.The dispute culminated when a resident in the 8200 block of Northeast 69th Street called 911 at about 5 a.m. to report two men were fighting in the street, Randall said.During the fight, Patterson was reportedly shot by the BB gun in the face and Patterson fled in his vehicle, Randall said. A short time later, a passerby found him slumped over the wheel of a vehicle near Northeast 87th Avenue and Northeast 63rd Street, he said. Patterson denied medical treatment for his wounds.Deputies searched for Brown and eventually found him hiding in the backyard of a residence in the 8600 block of Northeast 62nd Street, Randall said. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.Both men are claiming to be victims, Randall said, so deputies are interviewing the pair and witnesses to determine what other charges may be appropriate.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Lebanon County commissioners have formed a local defense group to shield Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard training center in southeastern Pennsylvania, from possible cuts in a future BRAC round.The commissioners earlier received a $25,000 grant from the state to organize a local group to promote the installation, which employs 2,000 personnel.The commissioners will lead the local defense group with the support of a committee made up of staff members from Fort Indiantown Gap, county planners, local elected officials, business leaders and other stakeholders. The group’s first assignment will be to conduct a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis of the post, reported the Lebanon Daily News.“The BRAC criteria traditionally focus on military value. What do we provide to the military,” said the installation’s public affairs officer Lt. Col. Dale Waltman. “Every installation will lose jobs and money into the community. So that’s not our focus. Our focus, in DOD’s eyes, would be, what value does Fort Indiantown Gap bring to the Department of Defense?”
NEW DELHI: On Saturday officials have confirmed that Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been seeking medical help at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) since August 9, has been put on life support. Mr. Jaitley has been put on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation). On Friday, Mr. Jaitley was visited by President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Harsha Vardhan and other senior officials from the ministry. Health Minister Dr. Vardhan said, “Doctors at AIIMS are doing the best they can.” AIIMS officials have noted that Mr. Jaitley was now stable and recovering. The 67-year-old Mr. Jaitley is under the care of a team of an endocrinologist, nephrologist and cardiologist.
New Delhi/London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson, drew his attention to vandalism of the Indian High Commission by a violent Pakistan-led mob on August 15. The British PM regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the mission, its personnel and visitors. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us During the phone call, Modi raised the issue of challenges posed by vested interests pursuing their motivated agenda, including by violent means. On August 15, Indians and people of Indian origin gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day of India were abused, and pelted with eggs and water bottles by a huge mob of Pakistan-sponsored protesters, who included separatist Sikhs. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us Stones were thrown at the Indian mission, and the Indian tricolour was damaged by the Pakistan-led mob that was protesting India’s revoking the special status of Kashmir. The police were outnumbered by the protesters. Also pointing out that terrorism had plagued all parts of the world, including India and Europe, Modi stressed the importance of effective steps to ward off the threats posed by radicalisation, violence and intolerance, particularly in the context of the expanding footprint of terrorist organisations such as ISIS, a statement said. Advertise With Us According to a Downing Street readout of the conversation, Johnson told Modi that Kashmir is a bilateral issue. The British Prime Minister “made clear that the UK views the issue of Kashmir is one for India and Pakistan to resolve bilaterally”. “He underlined the importance of resolving issues through dialogue,” it said. Modi also congratulated Johnson on his election to the office, and expressed his readiness to work with him for strengthening the strategic partnership between India and the UK, according to a PMO statement. Johnson also extended his congratulations to Modi on the latter’s emphatic electoral victory for the second term in his office. Both leaders agreed that as the world’s pre-eminent democracies, the two countries have much to contribute together to effectively addressing the many challenges faced by the world today. The two leaders looked forward to interacting during the G-7 Summit in France’s Biarritz on August 25. The Downing Street readout said that the two leaders agreed on the importance of the UK-India partnership and the need to build on it further, particularly through trade and economic ties and through the living bridge that links our countries. Prime Minister Modi said there are immense possibilities for the UK and India which would increase prosperity in both countries. Ahead of the G7, both the prime ministers agreed on the importance of working together to tackle climate change and other threats to biodiversity. They looked forward to meeting at the summit this weekend to discuss this and other issues, it said.
A winter storm that is bringing blizzard conditions to the Northeastern United States is bringing some flight cancellations to Houston.According to the airline tracking website FlightAware.com, 26 outbound flights from Bush Intercontinental have been cancelled, while 40 inbound flights have been cut. According to Bill Begley with Fly2Houston, Bush typically handles about 1,200 flights per day, so the snow storm has affected about five percent of the daily traffic at the airport.Most of the cancellations have been United Air Lines flights. United has cancelled 497 flights today, or about 22% of its daily traffic. Most of the cancellations involve flights to or from Boston or New York. Overall, 875 into or out of Newark have been cut, 686 flights at Logan International, 540 flights at LaGuardia, and 331 flights at John F. Kennedy airport have been cancelled today. Share The National Weather Service is predicting up to eight inches of snow today in New York, and up to 17 inches of snow in Boston.
No Man’s Sky will be released tomorrow for the PlayStation 4. However, some have been playing the game for a few days now thanks to stores that have broken the street date. One gamer that paid $1300 for his copy a few weeks ago has even finished the title in 30 hours. All of these early players have no doubt seen and done a lot of things in the game, but come tomorrow, all of their progress will be erased — forcing them to start over from scratch.An 824MB patch for No Man’s Sky will go live sometime today. It will make certain adjustments to the game such as adding three new endings, increasing the chances for players to meet each other, universe creation, AI, trading, and more. This patch is not compatible with existing save files, meaning that those who have been playing the game must start from the beginning in order to experience all of these changes.Hello Games is making it very clear that it doesn’t want people playing the game early. Beyond this patch, it has also initiated a number of server wipes that force current players to have to start over again. On top of that, the exploit that was used to complete the game in 30 hours no longer exists. Though No Man’s Sky is an open-ended game, its developers want players to experience it in a specific way and have taken steps in order to ensure their vision is preserved.For a full rundown of everything in the No Man’s Sky day one patch, make sure to head over to the game’s official site.
Kolkata: The largest cold store warehouse facility in the country was inaugurated in Howrah on Thursday.The new cold storage which has been constructed through financial assistance from the UK government has a capacity to store 85,000 tonne of food products. Crystal Logistics Cool Chain limited, a cold chain logistics company inaugurated the expansion of its cold storage warehouse in Howrah with a capacity of 11,000 pallets, up from 5,000 pallets earlier, a press statement issued by the British Deputy High Commission Office in Kolkata said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeApart from holding a huge amount of food products, the new warehouse will also improve market access which will help in increasing household income of the people. The fund is provided by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to help low income states with equity partnerships for small infrastructure development. Senior representatives from DFID inaugurated the facility. Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata said: “I am delighted that the UK is supporting this expansion of an important business district in Bengal. The development of the cold chain infrastructure will allow more agricultural and food products to reach wider markets.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to a senior official of the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, the increased cold storage capacity will benefit players across the marine value chain linking fishermen to large exporters. It will enable the prevention of food waste by creating infrastructure that can house seasonal and perishable food products. Various products which are stored and shipped through the facility will cater to the exporters and institutional consumers. The Department for International Development (DFID) India is a United Kingdom government department responsible for fostering development partnership between the UK and India. The goal of the department is to eliminate world poverty and promote sustainable development.
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To help you choose, we’ve broken down the differences below and come up with some recommendations.Surface Go: Best for Modest Users If you’re looking for a simpler system, Microsoft’s latest Surface — the Surface Go — is right for you. Starting at $399 before its accessories — such as detachable keyboard and pen — the Surface Go is Microsoft’s answer to iPads and Chromebooks. It’s less-speedy, though, making it ideal for casual internet use, including web browsing, email writing and social media activity. In our Surface Go review, we found Microsoft’s detachable to have an impressively colorful display, a comfortable keyboard complete with a full-on touchpad, and strong overall performance for the price. However, the 2-in-1’s somewhat short battery life holds it back.AdvertisementPros: While the Surface Go feels like a well-built device, its $399 price is its strongest weapon. That’s nearly half the price of the entry-level Surface Pro. And unlike the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, it features a USB Type-C port, and doesn’t require Microsoft’s $80 Surface Connect to USB-C Adapter.Cons: That Intel Pentium CPU means you’re not going to be running demanding apps, such as Adobe’s Photoshop, smoothly on this device. Also, the Surface Go’s tablet screen has pretty thick bezels, which make it look a bit outdated. Lastly, it arrives running Windows 10’s S Mode, which limits you to the Windows Store apps, though that’s easy to disable.The Surface Go is available from Microsoft.Surface Pro 6: Best for Mainstream Users and DesignersA tablet with a kickstand that attaches to Microsoft’s keyboards to form something that resembles a laptop, the Surface Pro 6 is the jack-of-all-trades in this lineup. Its battery life falls right in the middle of the Surface pack, with 9 hours and 20 minutes on a single charge. Microsoft’s latest flagship detachable starts at $899 with a powerful Intel 8th-gen quad-core processor, and comes in a slick new matte black color scheme (unfortunately, there’s still no USB-C). It’s a great pick for mainstream consumers and casual artists who don’t want to spend over $1,000 for a laptop.Pros: The Surface Pro is the lightest of Microsoft’s devices and one of the least expensive. It also provides the best tablet experience, as the Surface Book’s detachable screen only lasts for a couple of hours on a charge when it isn’t docked. Surface Laptop vs Surface Pro vs Surface Book: Which Is Right for You?Microsoft’s Surface notebooks give users chance to experience Windows 10 as its creators intended. 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Buying Guide and Advice Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. 13 Ways to Make a Slow Laptop Faster Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips Which Graphics Card Do You Need? Laptop Guide Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops: What Should You Buy? Weight (pounds)1.15 pounds1.7 pounds2.8 pounds3.7 pounds Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice A Guide to Computer Ports and Adapters Next Tip »» Henry T. Casey, on Which Laptop Features Are Worth the Money? 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Which CPU is Right For You? Cons: Unfortunately, the Surface Pro 6’s price doesn’t include a keyboard, so you’ll spend at least $129 extra for an attachable Surface Type Cover ($159 for one covered in the luxurious Alcantara). And even after you buy one, it’s still not as lap-friendly as the Surface Laptop and Book, which offer a more traditional design. The Surface Pro 6 is available from Microsoft.Surface Laptop 2: Best for Students, Writers and Business UsersStarting at $999, the Surface Laptop 2 can only be used as a clamshell, which makes it ideal for users who don’t need tablet mode at all. The latest version of Microsoft’s flagship laptop promises up to 85 percent better performance with its 8th-gen Core i5 and Core i7 processor, and sports an improved keyboard built to put the MacBook to shame. The Surface Laptop 2 also introduces an attractive new matte black color option, but, like the Surface Pro 6, still lacks a USB-C port.Pros: Students, essayists and bloggers will likely prefer the Surface Laptop, the best Microsoft notebook for typing. The Surface Pro will bounce around if you try and use its laptop-mode on your lap, and the Surface Book costs $500 more. Unlike that expensive Surface Book, the Laptop offers a cushy Alcantara-covered keyboard. The Surface Laptop — which comes in platinum, burgundy red, cobalt blue and matte black, is also the best option for those looking for a notebook that stands out from the crowd. The Surface Book only comes in silver (the sold-separately Type Covers for the Surface Pro are available in the same colors as the Surface Laptop, except for the gold option).Cons: The Surface Laptop’s limited design makes it the only member of the family to not offer a detachable tablet display (though its screen supports ten-finger touch input). You also have to spend at least $1,299 to get it with what we consider decent specs: a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Also, those fancy colors are also restricted to the $1,299 model.The Surface Laptop 2 is available from Microsoft.Surface Book 2 : Best for Video Editors, Anyone with Deep PocketsThe Surface Book is the best of the bunch, earning its higher price. Not only does its detachable design give you a real laptop (no kickstand here) and a full-fledged tablet, but it’s the Surface with the most graphics power, which many creative professionals require. So, if you can afford to spend at least $1,499, this is your best choice. And if you need to do professional video editing or 3D modeling, you’ll have to get the Surface Book with Performance Base, which starts at $2,399.Pros: The Surface Book provides the best of both worlds: a high-res tablet that you can use on its own and a notebook that balances well on your lap. It also has over 12 hours of battery life if you use it with an integrated GPU.Unlike every other Microsoft notebook, the Surface Book can also be purchased with a discrete graphics card. Video editors can get the notebook with an Nvidia 965m GPU, which reached 78.5 fps on the Cinebench OpenGL graphics test, a rate more than twice as fast as we saw in systems with Intel integrated Iris graphics.Cons: Starting at $1,499 without discrete graphics, $1,899 with a low-end GPU and $2,399 with an Nvidia 965m chip, the Surface Book is restricted to those with a mountain of cash to burn. 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Alibaba, the ecommerce leader and multinational conglomerate surprises the advertising market with a smart copywriting tool, AI-CopyWriter. The digital marketing and big data arm Alimama developed artificial intelligence-powered copywriting tool. The tool is backed with powerful deep learning mechanism and natural language processing technology to deliver thousands of marketing content in just couple of seconds. This AI copywriting tool runs through the tens of millions of sampled data in the back end and generates copies for products in just few seconds. The tool delivers high efficiency with more than 20,000 copy lines in single second, reducing the repetitive copywriting jobs of advertising and marketing teams. This mind-blowing product is simple to use. One simply needs to insert the url link of a product page and the smart copy engine returns with results of numerous innovative copy ideas with just a button click away. According to Alimama, the AI Copywriting tool has been validated through the Turing test and can generate tens of thousands of copy lines in one second. This tool is capable of providing tone-specific copy lines such as funny, loving, poetical or a promotional one along with a adjustments of their word characters. Prior to this tool, the team at Alimama innovated a smart banner designer tool for small and mid-sized businesses which they can use to redesign and resize the advertising banners on e-commerce platforms with just a slide of a mouse. The team also recently released a smart video editing tool powered with AI technology, through which advertising and promotion teams can generate a quick 20 seconds video in almost less than minute. The tool has already been proven very successful by renowned apparel chain Espirit, US fashion brand Dickies and by website aggregators such as Taobao and Tmall. “The AI copywriter is a really amazing tool. Based on a massive database of existing copy and advanced AI technologies, the tool can reduce the repetitive and tedious copywriting workload for our teams.” says E-Commerce Head – Asia Pacific market at Esprit. Read Next Google’s translation tool is now offline Adobe to spot fake images using Artificial Intelligence Microsoft start AI School to teach Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
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