first_img___Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?BALTIMORE (AP) — Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression. Wall Street’s sustained slump has been fueled by investor concerns about lower corporate profits, higher corporate debt, a festering trade war between the United States and China and a broader global slowdown. So is a U.S. recession imminent? Not necessarily.___Stocks waver as plunging oil prices pull energy stocks lowerNEW YORK (AP) — After two days of huge losses, U.S. stocks ended the day back where they started on Tuesday. Energy companies sank as crude oil plunged 7 per cent, but technology and consumer-focused companies climbed. U.S. crude oil fell to its lowest price since August 2017, and it has now fallen almost 40 per cent since early October. Investors are worried that supplies continue to increase and that demand is slowing as the global economy weakens. The plunge in oil prices has crushed energy company stocks in recent weeks.___Grocery delivery, with no human drivers, is underwaySCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The nation’s largest grocery chain is trying to leap into the driverless delivery market. Kroger announcing Tuesday it will deliver milk, eggs and apples with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to within a mile of one Arizona supermarket, it represents a significant step forward for industries trying to lower delivery costs of everyday and those trying to launch self-driving cars on public roads. But Tuesday’s launch also highlighted some of the many challenges that are still ahead.___Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant commentsATLANTA (AP) — Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson’s show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. “poorer and dirtier.” It’s the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy. So far, the biggest advertisers are sticking with him. Fox News says ad revenue has shifted to other shows. Carlson says his show was “not intimidated” by criticism.___Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport carsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel that could move people faster than subways. Musk plans to unveil the test tunnel Tuesday, as well as the autonomous cars that will carry people through it. He’s also set to show off elevators he says will bring users’ own cars from the surface to the tunnel.___Trump administration moves to ban bump stocksWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. A senior Justice Department official says bump stocks will be banned under the federal law that prohibits machine-guns. The devices became a focal point of the national gun control debate after they were used in October 2017 in Las Vegas, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.___FedEx plans buyouts after weak international 2Q shippingMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx Corp. delivered a disappointing earnings report Tuesday and said it plans to offer buyouts to some of its workers and reduce spending to make up for weak international shipping, especially in Europe. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had a fiscal second-quarter profit of $935 million, or $3.51 per share. That’s up $775 million, or $2.84 per share, a year ago. But the 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were expecting earnings of $4.05 per share.___UK ramps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasseLONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is ramping up preparations for the possibility the U.K. could leave the European Union in 101 days without a deal, urging thousands of businesses and millions of households to make sure they are ready for the worst. With the country’s departure set for March 29, it remains unclear whether British lawmakers will approve the divorce agreement the government has negotiated with the EU.___EU officials, firms meet African leaders to talk investmentBERLIN (AP) — European officials and companies met with African leaders in Vienna Tuesday for talks intended as a springboard to increase investment in Africa. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country currently holds the European Union presidency, said that investments of around 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) would be possible as a result of guarantees and other arrangements presented at Tuesday’s meeting.___The S&P 500 index inched up 0.22 of a point to 2,546.16. The Dow industrials added 82.66 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 23,675.64. The Nasdaq composite gained 30.18 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6,783.91. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies lost another 0.97 of a point, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,377.18.Benchmark U.S. crude plunged 7.3 per cent to $46.24 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, sank 5.6 per cent to $56.26 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline fell 4.2 per cent to $1.35 a gallon and heating oil lost 4 per cent to $1.75 a gallon. Natural gas jumped 8.8 per cent to $3.84 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more


6 April 2011United Nations staff, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today mourned the loss of at least 40 of their colleagues who perished in the line of duty over the past week with a wreath-laying ceremony at the world body’s Headquarters in New York. Since last Wednesday, the UN has lost staff in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Darfur region of Sudan. “The roster of the fallen, in recent days, has been shocking and profoundly sad,” Mr. Ban said at the ceremony, which also included a moment of silence. “We stand in solidarity with their friends and families, united in sorrow, but united also in our mission.“Like those who have gone before, they gave their lives to the most noble of causes: helping those in need, working for peace,” said the Secretary-General.On 30 March, Captain Sultan Al Shraah of Jordan, a member of the police contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), was killed on patrol in the capital, Port-au-Prince.The next day, Zahra Abidi of Sweden died after being hit by a stray bullet in Abidjan, the strife-torn commercial capital of Côte d’Ivoire. She was an information analyst with the UN mission in the West African nation, known as UNOCI. Last Friday, three international staff and four international security guards serving with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) were slain in Mazar-i-Sharif when a crowd of around 3,000 people protesting against the burning of a Koran in the United States attacked the UN offices in the northern city.The three staff members killed were Joakim Dungel, a human rights officer from Sweden; Filaret Motco, a political affairs officer from Romania; and Lieutenant Colonel Siri Skare, a military adviser from Norway.The four Nepalese Gurkhas who were guarding the UN centre and were also killed were Dil Prasad Gurung, Chhabi Lal Purja Pun, Narayan Bahadur Thapa Magar and Min Bahadur Thapa.Then on Monday, a UN aircraft – carrying both UN and non-UN personnel – crashed on landing in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, killing 32 people on board. One passenger survived the crash and remains in hospital, according to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUSCO).And just yesterday, the joint UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reported that one of its peacekeepers was killed after being abducted by armed men in the north of the war-wracked Sudanese region.In the wake of these recent tragedies, Mr. Ban has instructed his senior managers to undertake an immediate review of security needs and policies. read more


In a rare gesture of solidarity and understanding, perhaps for the first time in the most recent past of Sri Lanka’s military history, a five member delegation of the US military saluted the memory of Sri Lanka’s war heroes during a solemn ceremony at the tri-service National War Heroes monument in Battaramulla today.The five member US military delegates, headed by Major General Roger J. Noble of the Australian Army serving as Deputy Commanding General, North for the United States Army Pacific Command (USAPC) Headquarters in Australia were in Sri Lanka to attend the just concluded Army-organized ‘Colombo Defence Seminar – 2017’ sessions during August 28 – 29. The US military delegation, on arrival at the venue, were received by Colonel Anil Illangakoon, Colonel Administration of the Directorate of Personnel Administration, representing the Army. Colonel Lanka Amarapala, Liaison Officer for the delegation was also associated with the brief wreath-laying ceremony. At the National War Heroes monument premises, troops of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police, remained vigil as proceedings got to a start with the head of the delegation, Major General Roger J. Noble walking up to the memorial with a floral wreath.Major General Noble, amid solemn military honours placed the floral wreath and saluted Sri Lanka’s war heroes who had laid their lives for defence of the country while fighting against terrorism. Accompanying US Army officers followed suit and revered the memory of those war heroes. Major John Meyer, Major Miles A Baker and Captain Jeremy Dixon of the US Army were among other US delegates who paid respects to the war heroes at the wreath-laying ceremony, together with Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Hess, Defence Attaché at the Colombo US Embassy. Sounding of the Last Post in keeping with military traditions and accord of formal respect signalled the culmination of the brief memorial service. Several senior officers were associated with the brief commemorative ceremony. read more


He also condemned some statements made by the IGP over the incident. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to meet with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Methodist Church Bishop Asiri Perera and others over the Anuradhapura Methodist church attack.The Methodist prayer centre was attacked on Palm Sunday. Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted saying the Police must take swuft action over the incident. “IGP story that this is ‘library’ converted to a church n reason for neighbours to react absolutely not true according to Bishop. IGP, religious freedom has to be guaranteed. PM n relevant officials meeting Bishop Asiri tomorrow. IGP story that this is ‘library’ converted to a church n reason for neighbours to react absolutely not true according to Bishop. IGP, religious freedom has to be guaranteed,” Harsha de Silva tweeted.A group of about 25 people had threatened the Bishop and then attacked the church with stones and firecrackers. (Colombo Gazette) read more


Global manufacturing output remains sluggish – UN industrial reportNoting that the world manufacturing output rose by 2.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to same period last year, a new UNIDO report cautioned that the uncertainty around political developments in the US and Europe with potential impact on global trade arrangements is likely to create risks to global industrial growth.Read more Kazakhstan: UN experts call for release of imprisoned human rights defendersCalling on Kazakh authorities to release two human rights defenders who are in prison for having organized peaceful protests in April and May against proposed legal amendments, a group of UN independent human rights experts stressed that free and peaceful exercise of rights should never be criminalized.Read more UN rights experts call on China to investigate disappearance of prominent lawyerA group of UN independent human rights experts have urged the Chinese Government to investigate the whereabouts and fate of a prominent human rights lawyer, who represented clients in a number of high-profile cases, including Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan protesters and victims of the 2008 milk scandal, and has disappeared since 21 November.Read more read more


first_imgNot every product launched out of Mountain View is a runaway success from the get-go. You need only look as far as Google Buzz, Google Health, and Google PowerMeter to know that. Could Google TV really be headed for a similar fate?If Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca’s sentiments are any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. De Luca recently told analysts and investors that the company’s implementation of Google TV — the Logitech Revue — was an epic mistake. De Luca went so far as to say that the Google TV software was nowhere near ready for public use, referring to it as a beta product on one slide during his presentation.Logitech, he said, believed that Google TV was going to revolutionize the industry right out of the gate. De Luca has clearly come to the conclusion now that Logitech’s faith in Google TV was grossly misplaced. Even with an estimated street price of $300, Logitech expected folks to queue up to buy the Revue. In reality, it’s been a tough sell even at the $100 price point. And once current inventory has been depleted, it’s the end of the line for the Revue. Logitech won’t be building a successor.Coupled with “miscues” in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, De Luca blames the Revue for over $100 million in lost profit. Some day in the future, De Luca thinks Google TV could be a winner. Logitech won’t be testing the waters again until Google can prove that it’s got what it takes to blow away consumers in their living rooms. Maybe all it will take is access to some high-budget porn.Still think you’d like to take a chance on Google TV right now? Pick up a Revue on the cheap and see how the recent update to Honeycomb has improved things.More at The Vergelast_img read more


first_imgThe McGraw-Hill Companies has named Gregory Hamilton president of Aviation Week magazine, replacing Tom Henricks, who is leaving the company. Most recently, Hamilton served as publisher of strategic media at Aviation Week. The CFO Alliance, a peer group for senior level financial executives, appointed Ronald Fink as director of content. Over the last two decades, Fink served as including executive editor of Financial Week, deputy editor of CFO Magazine, CFO.com, and Financial World and senior editor of U.S. Banker. ReadyMade magazine named Liz Armstrong as online editor. Most recently, Armstrong served as editor of Vice magazine’s Vice.com. Women’s Health named Jill Percia associate beauty editor. Previously, Percia served as associate account executive at ShopPR. Before that, she was an associate beauty and fitness editor at CosmoGirl.E-media strategy and operations firm Go Forward Media appointed Rob Powell director of technology and development. Powell most recently served as director of interactive at Cygnus Business Media.Rolling Stone publisher Wenner Media added Craig Mura to its team as an account director. Mura previously served as a director of non-endemic business at Source Interlink Media’s Motor Trend, Automobile and Hot Rod magazines.Atlantic Media’s National Journal supplemented its fast-growing edit team once again by naming Edmund Andrews managing editor for economics, taxes and budget.  Andrews most recently served as senior Washington correspondent at the Fiscal Times. Before that, he served as an economics correspondent for the New York Times.Courtney Murphy was promoted to creative director at Hearst’s Good Housekeeping. Most recently, Murphy served as design director.Also at Hearst, Town&Country named Sarajane Hoare as a guest fashion director, overseeing the fashion editorial for the March 2011 Spring fashion issue. Hoare previously served as a fashion director of the London Observer, British Vogue, Frank magazine and Glamour (U.S.).last_img read more


first_imgOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo Go Edition) Storage8GB storage, expandable up to 128GB Xiaomi has been reigning leader of the smartphone business in India for more than a year now and one of the primary reasons for the continued success can be attributed to cost-effective pricing. Thanks to aggressive pricing and street smart promotional activities it has gone widen the gap between rivals since it overtook Samsung in late 2017 and now, in a bid to further guarantees it position, announced Redmi Go for Rs 4,499, the company’s most affordable phone to date.Xiaomi’s Redmi Go has already made its global debut in the Philippines last month and also available in other select regions of South Asia. Xiaomi Redmi Go will go on sale in India on March 22 on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home at 12:00 pmRedmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)For the uninitiated, the Redmi Go sports a 5.0-inch HD screen and comes with sturdy polycarbonate shell on the back. Under-the-hood, it houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM, 8 GB storage (expandable via microSD) and a 3,000mAh battery, which is enough for the device to run for a whole day under mixed usage.As far as the photography hardware is concerned, Xiaomi Redmi Go features an 8MP primary camera with F.20 aperture with LED flash on the back and a 5MP selfie snapper on the front.It can be noted that Redmi Go will come with a dedicated microSD card slot, meaning device owners need not compromise second SIM slot for extra storage. They can have two SIMs and also be expand the mobile’s storage up to 128GB. Xiaomi Redmi Go is the company’s most affordable phone in India to date.Xiaomi India Press KitThe notable aspect of the new Redmi Go is it runs Google’s special Android Oreo 8.1 Go edition. Though it is one generation old OS, it will still be good enough for the phone to perform normal day-to-day tasks and this type of devices are largely targeted to those who are plan to migrate from a keypad-based feature to touch screen and also those planning to buy the second phone.Xiaomi Redmi Go will be available for Rs 4,499 on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home from 12:00 om, March 22 onwards.As part of the launch offer, Reliance Jio customers will get extra 100GB data and Rs 2,200 cash back on the Redmi Go. It can be redeemed with multiple data recharge transactions.One more thing… Xiaomi Mi Pay is compliant with UPI and is powered by ICICI bank in India.Redmi India/Twitter (screen-grab)Xiaomi also launched the official contact-less payment service Mi Pay in India. It has received approval from National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and is powered by ICICI bank in compliance with Unified Payment Interface. With Mi Pay, users can make all online payment transactions be it buying products on e-commerce sites, pay power, cable or DTH & water bills and is supported by almost all banks in India.Also, Xiaomi announced its commitment to the central government’s ambitious initiative ‘Make in India’ with opening seventh mobile manufacturing plant (1 million square ft footprint), which will be managed by Flex Ltd in Tamil Nadu.Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Go:ModelModelXiaomi Redmi GoXiaomi Redmi GoModelDisplayXiaomi Redmi Go5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screenAspect ratio: 16:9Brightness: 380 nits, 72% NTSC colour gamutContrast ratio: 1000:1ModelOSXiaomi Redmi GoAndroid 8.1 (Oreo Go Edition)ModelProcessorXiaomi Redmi Go1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core with Adreno 308 GPUModelRAMXiaomi Redmi Go1GBModelStorageXiaomi Redmi Go8GB storage, expandable up to 128GBModelCameraXiaomi Redmi GoMain: 8MP with LED flash, F2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel sizeFront: 5MP with F2.2 aperture, 1.12µ pixel sizeModelBatteryXiaomi Redmi Go3,000mAhModelNetworkXiaomi Redmi Go4G-LTEModelAdd-onsXiaomi Redmi GoDual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Type 2 micro USB port,ModelDimensionsXiaomi Redmi Go140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mmModelWeightXiaomi Redmi Go137gModelColours Xiaomi Redmi GoBlack/BlueModelPriceXiaomi Redmi GoRs 4,499 Dimensions140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm ModelXiaomi Redmi Go Weight137g Network4G-LTE Main: 8MP with LED flash, F2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel sizeFront: 5MP with F2.2 aperture, 1.12µ pixel size RAM1GB Cameracenter_img Processor1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core with Adreno 308 GPU Battery3,000mAh Close Add-onsDual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Type 2 micro USB port, Display5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screenAspect ratio: 16:9Brightness: 380 nits, 72% NTSC colour gamutContrast ratio: 1000:1 Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Colours Black/Blue PriceRs 4,499last_img read more


first_img Close What is Nillu Nillu challenge trending in Kerala? IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/1:01Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?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 …center_img Tik Tok, which has become a rage among school-going teenagers and college students in India, may get banned in India if the central government agrees to the suggestion from the Madras High Court.Madras High Court, which was hearing a batch of Public Interest Litigation (PILs) by the citizens and lawyers, agreed that the Tik Tok was making children vulnerable to age-inappropriate content on its video sharing platform. Tik Tok may get banned in IndiaTik Tok app/Google Play store (screen-grab)The order copy in possession with the Reuters also noted that there is a strong possibility of children meeting strangers on Tik Tok app and this ‘dangerous aspect’ cannot be ignored. In February, there was a huge uproar in the Tamil Nadu, as several Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) urged the central government to ban Tik Tok, as it promotes pornography and ruin the Indian traditions. Nagapattinam’s Thamimun Ansari, an MLA of ruling party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) during a debate at Tamil Nadu legislative assembly  (Fort St George)  said TikTok was degrading Indian culture, encourages pornography and also causing law and order problem in the state. As the people’s representative, it’s their responsibility to ban such nefarious mobile app, Ansari added.Here’s the official Tik Tok response to high court order:”At TikTok, we are committed to abiding by local laws and regulations. We fully comply with the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011. We are currently awaiting the official order by the Honourable High Court of Madras and once received, we will review and take appropriate action regarding this matter. Maintaining a safe and positive in-app environment at TikTok is our priority. We have robust measures to protect users against misuse, protect their privacy and digital wellbeing. This includes easy reporting mechanisms that enable users and law enforcement to report content that violates our terms of use and comprehensive Community Guidelines. In order to better coordinate with law enforcement agencies, we have appointed a Chief Nodal Officer based out of India.” Tik Tok said to International Business Times, India Edition.Last month, several cities in Gujarat banned the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile), as it would affect students from studying for the exam. Also, the Rajkot City Police passed an order to arrest anybody played the battle royale games between March 9 and March 31. Close to 20 youths were arrested during the month-long ban. Rajkot City Police of Gujarat has enforced total ban of PUBG Mobile in the city for two months.Rajkot City Police/Twitter (screen-shot)On the bright side, Tik Tok has made positive changes to its video sharing platform to curb cyberbullying in India.Tik Tok app-maker ByteDance has released the new user-defined word filter that blocks any filthy comments in the video-sharing app. Tik Tok users can self-define 30 Hindi and English words and if required they can re-assign the word as and when they want. Users can add words in the ‘Filter Comments’ section of the Tik Tok.last_img read more


first_img Share Al OrtizMETRO officials and other executives related to organizing Super Bowl LI posed in front of one of the buses that will announce the event on its windows. Al OrtizThe Wheatley High School music band performed before METRO officials held a press conference to announce their plan for Super Bowl LI. Al OrtizCarrin Patman, Chair of METRO’s Board of Directors, underlined their goal is to ease transportation in the greater Houston area during Super Bowl week. Al OrtizThe Wheatley High School dance team performed before METRO officials held a press conference to announce their plan for Super Bowl LI. Al OrtizMETRO buses will announce Super Bowl LI on its windows.Houston expects thousands of football fans, visitors and members of the media to come to town because of Super Bowl LI next year and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) wants to provide efficient public transportation when the city hosts one of the biggest sporting events of the year.METRO officials held a press conference at the organization’s headquarters in downtown Houston and they explained they will operate in a high frequency mode, which means they will use more trains, buses and shuttles.METRO will offer expanded services starting on Saturday January 28th.The light rail trains will run at least every six minutes on the Red Line, which goes from METRO’s Transit Center in north Houston to the NRG Park complex, where NRG Stadium is located, and goes through downtown Houston.There will also be additional shuttles connecting downtown Houston with other parts of town, such as The Galleria area, and METRO recommends using its app to plan trips.Super Bowl LI is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th, 2017.last_img read more


first_imgStay on target It’s official. We’ve found the cutest things ever. Earlier this week, researchers named three new salamanders as the smallest four-legged creatures known to science. They can easily fit on a dime, and that’s had some really strange effects on their physiology.Animals aren’t built to be small, and things can get kinda cramped when you’ve got to pack in a spine, a brain, sex organs, etc. These three new species in the genus Thorius, have some bizarre anatomy as a result of their tiny size.These creatures, like most amphibians, have extremely long tongues that they launch at tiny insects. Their tongues can stretch half the length of the body. But packing something so large into such a small head comes with some… sacrifices. Its brain is pushed back, almost into the salamander’s neck, and some of the bones we’d expect to find in the skull are completely missing.Even stranger are the salamanders’ sex organs. While many types of tissue can compress or miniaturized without much issue, sex organs have to be above a certain size to function at all. Speaking to Gizmodo, Harvard University biologist and study co-author James Hanken said, “As a result, the gonads occupy a relatively large proportion of the total body volume… in some females, much more than half the volume of the trunk is occupied by yolky eggs inside the oviducts; the rest of the visceral organs are pushed aside.” The weird anatomy of the Thorius species is fascinating, and maybe a little hilarious, but, of course, these adorable amphibians are in danger. They are disappearing rapidly likely due to the loss of their habitat and climate change. Poisoning from pesticides and the chytrid fungus, responsible for the decline of many other amphibians in South America, are also possible culprits.“There is no simple solution, but there are long-term solutions: lessen and hopefully stop global warming and other climate change, preserve vast tracts of forest, eliminate dangerous pesticides and herbicides,” Hanken Said to Gizmodo.Historically, environmental groups have tried to use adorable animals as their poster children because they know that people are more likely to donate money to help save pandas than, say, algae — even though the latter is probably a lot more important to its local ecosystem. So I propose that we make these insanely tiny and cute critters the new poster-children of climate change. Maybe then something will get done. Incredible Images From Space Capture the Death of a GlacierEating Less Meat Can Fight Climate Change, According to UN Report All image credits: James Hanken<><>last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will replace the bamboo railings in phases to ensure accident free travelling in New Town.The decision was taken following a discussion between the police and HIDCO authorities, where the former requested to replace the bamboo railings with steel ones, as some pedestrians have a tendency to cross streets by breaking the fencing. Such incidents increase the chance of road accidents.Accordingly, HIDCO officials got in touch with the Kolkata Architecture Foundation (KAF) to make the design of the railings, keeping in mind the beauty and aesthetics of New Town. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA preliminary design made by KAF has been put up at the roundabout of Eco Space/Gitanjali Park of TCS. The design will be further improved and then will be given a coat of paint. The steel railings will be then put up in areas following discussion with the police.It may be mentioned that New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has already taken steps to ensure uninterrupted flow of traffic on Biswa Bangla Sarani, by initiating drives against stray cattle. A shelter has been set up where the stray animal will be kept and modalities are being prepared about their maintenance.Also, four underpasses are being constructed at the 3rd rotary, considered to be the busiest crossing in New Town, for smooth flow of traffic and safety of the pedestrians on Biswa Bangla Sarani.last_img read more


first_img This story appears in the March 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Acceptance of quick-response (QR) codes–those square bar codes that connect consumers to a website, video or special offer–is increasing at a rapid clip. Digital market research firm comScore found that roughly 20.1 million people scanned QR codes with their phones in a three-month average period ending October 2011, vs. 14 million in June 2011. As the technology grows more popular–and websites such as Delivr.com, qrcode.kaywa.com and QRStuff.com make it easy for even small-business owners to get onboard by generating QR codes for free–placement and functionality of the technology is getting more creative. Here’s how a few ‘treps are putting them to use.Scans into leadsWhen WebiMax, a Mount Laurel, N.J.-based search engine optimization firm, placed its first QR code on a banner at the 2011 Search Marketing Expo in New York, company founder Ken Wisnefski was impressed that it was scanned by 250 people. That led him to refine his QR strategy to track people who arrived at the company’s website via seminars, trade shows or marketing materials. WebiMax has also embedded its e-mail within the code, so scanners can immediately contact the sales department.QR-logo mashupWith the release of each new book, LJS&S Publishing in Orlando, Fla., plants QR codes on posters, mugs, yo-yos and T-shirts to help market the work. For the company’s new science-fiction thriller The Immune by Doc Lucky Meisenheimer, the company went one step further and inserted an image adapted from the book’s cover into the center of the QR code. The code became both a graphic illustration and a working link to the book’s website.Bumper stickersMike Podlesny of Burlington, N.J., experimented with a QR code on a bumper sticker to promote his gardening business, Mike the Gardener Enterprises. The code links to his “Seeds of the Month” YouTube video. Podlesny offered the free sticker to fans on his Facebook page–4,000 requests and counting–and the video has since notched 1,200 views.One-stop connectionGina Freize, founder of Venissimo Cheese, which has four Southern California locations, uses QR codes as a way for people to quickly subscribe to the company’s Facebook page, online newsletter and to each individual store’s Twitter feed. Freize says the codes brought approximately 100 new contacts and subscribers to her customer database within six months. Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals March 13, 2012 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more


first_img(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a ways to go before it reigns supreme.In October, a group of researchers at California’s NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) pitted a professional human drone racer, Ken Loo, against an AI-piloted drone. They set out to test two years of research into drone autonomy, which was funded by Google.The researchers built three custom drones with algorithms that were outfitted with Google’s Tango, a platform that uses computer vision to help devices navigate the world around them. The camera-based localization and mapping tech could reach far beyond drone racing, one day even potentially helping robots autonomously navigate the space station.Each drone was capable of reaching speeds up to 80 mph, but the winding racecourse limited the drones to just 40 mph. (Not quite as fast as the drone pilot who zipped through a moving train car, but still speedy.)“We pitted our algorithms against a human, who flies a lot more by feel,” said Rob Reid of JPL, the project’s task manager, in a news release. “You can actually see that the AI flies the drone smoothly around the course, whereas human pilots tend to accelerate aggressively, so their path is jerkier.”[embedded content]While the autonomous drone flew more consistently, it just didn’t measure up to the human pilot’s skill. On the official laps, Loo averaged 11.1 seconds and the AI-piloted drones averaged 13.9 seconds.Better luck next time, AI.last_img read more


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