CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers warms up before the start of the Tigers’ football game against the Furman Paladins at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made a change at the quarterback position when he benched former starter Kelly Bryant in favor of freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence. It didn’t take long for Bryant to announce his plans to transfer from Clemson after the fall semester.As Bryant eyes a transfer for the spring semester, a few programs have been mentioned as possible transfer destinations. Over the weekend, Bryant was in Chapel Hill for a visit with North Carolina.Bryant has one more official visit on his schedule. The former Tigers quarterback set an official visit Arkansas later this season.He outlined his interest in the Razorbacks program today with Arkansas sportscaster Bo Mattingly. Bryant said he’s excited for the opportunity to visit the team.Bryant: Chad Morris is the guy that recruited me to Clemson. That relationship is really strong. I’ve been talking to him, and it feels like we’re picking up right where we left off when I was in high school.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) October 17, 2018The relationship between Bryant and Arkansas head coach Chad Morris could be the deciding factor in Bryant’s transfer decision.Missouri and Louisville are also reportedly in the running to land the star transfer.Stay tuned.
Dhruv Saxena May 3, 2019 ISSUE DATE: May 13, 2019UPDATED: May 3, 2019 17:09 IST We took the Porsche 911 and BMW X4 for a spin to find out what lived up to the hype. And what didn’t.I grew up hearing statements like The Porsche 911 is the greatest sportscar ever. Everyone who had driven one automotive expert or otherwise seemed to be echoing the sentiment.While a regular school-going like me was no one to contest those claims, but the charm of the 911 seemed lost onI grew up hearing statements like The Porsche 911 is the greatest sportscar ever. Everyone who had driven one automotive expert or otherwise seemed to be echoing the sentiment.While a regular school-going like me was no one to contest those claims, but the charm of the 911 seemed lost on me. For starters, it wasn’t the sort of car that evoked the same emotions a Ferrari or a Lamborghini (which adorned my bedroom walls) did. Primarily because it didn’t boast an outrageous exterior, scissor doors or an ostentatious interior. And with no access to any car of its kind, my judgment relied on the headlining numbers and the 911 with its relatively humble power and torque figures never caught my fancy. But hey, so many people can’t be wrong, right? Buyers can choose from a long list of customisation options for the interior trim and upholstery Fast forward to 2019, I found myself sitting behind the wheel of a new-generation Racing Yellow 992 Carrera 4S in the pit lane of the Buddh International Circuit getting ready to head out for a lap. Three corners in and I already knew why people wax lyrical about the 911. The grip, the balance, the composure, everything just ties together so well. It builds up your confidence with every corner with a steering that tells you exactly what the tyres are up to, brakes that are set up just right and the new 8-speed PDK gearbox that always has the car in the right gear. For the next lap, I was handed the rear-wheel drive Carrera and that proved to be even more fun. Quite obviously, this one was more willing to stick its tail out and it did on occasion before being reined in by the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) to make sure I didn’t make a fool out of myself by pointing in the wrong direction.advertisementSitting behind the rear axle is a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine churning out 444 bhp marking an increase of 30 bhp over its predecessor. In the Carrera S guise, the 911 can hit 100 kmph from a standstill in just 3.7s. The 992’s face features full LED lighting, a sharper bumper and hood recesses that are inspired by the 911s of yore. At the back the changes are more prominent with a light bar that brings the 911 in line with what has become a Porsche styling signature. The five-dial analogue instrument console makes way for a more digital affair. The central analogue tacho is flanked on either side by customisable screens that can display all manner of data. I love every bit but one the stubby gear selector. A 10.9-inch display takes centrestage and overall the luxury quotient remains high with a superb fit and finish and generally high levels of quality all around. With the 992, Porsche has improved upon an already stellar package with better performance, at least on the track, improved driving dynamics and a plusher interior but with the magic of the 911 still very much intact.Four FusionBMW X4 HEAD TURNER The BMW X4 will definitely get you thatsecond (and third) glanceBMW may have drawn the ire of many for the X6 and the X4 owing to their controversial styling, but the car maker had the last laugh. Over the last decade, close to half a million units of the X6 and the smaller sibling, X4 have been sold globally clearly indicating that people haven’t just accepted SUV-coupes but the market now has a healthy appetite for them.Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder holds so true for the X4. The nose is not too different from the X3, but post the A-pillar, things change drastically with a plummeting roofline. The rear section of SUV-coupes tends to be the most controversial bit. In the X4’s case, at least for me, this is the part that I love the most. The rather fetching posterior with its subtle ducktail spoiler and the lovely LED detailing of the tail lights make the rear three quarters the BMW X4’s best angle. Sure, some of you might disagree with me and I’m not one to impose my opinions, especially when it comes to styling, but no one can deny that the X4 is a definite head turner.The dashboard has been lifted straight from the X3 with identical switchgear and layout with the steering wheel and all black theme, courtesy the M Sport X trim, being the only noticeable differences. Equipment wise, the X4 comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, the BMW Display Key, gesture control for the infotainment unit that can be accessed via the 10.25-inch display and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio setup.advertisementUnsurprisingly, a direct consequence of the sloping roofline is compromised rear headroom as compared to the X3.Our test car came with a 2.0-litre in-line 4 petrol with turbocharging churning out 252 bhp and 350 Nm helping the X4 to 100 kmph from a standstill in 6.3 seconds. That’s pretty quick. It’s actually just 0.3 seconds slower than the 3.0-litre in-line 6 diesel variant which has more power and 270 Nm more torque. The third engine option is a 2.0-litre diesel with 190 bhp of max power and 400 Nm of peak torque on tap. Gearbox duties are handled by the ubiquitous 8-speed torque convertor from ZF which is quick and jerk-free. BMW is a pioneer of sorts when it comes to sporty SUVs and the likes of the X4 are a testament to that. The X4’s dynamic capabilities belie the high-riding body style.So, if you’re someone with around Rs 70-odd lakh to spare and looking for something that will have people craning their necks to get another glimpse of what just drove past them then, by all means, go ahead and indulge yourself.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments The greatest everWe took the Porsche 911 and BMW X4 for a spin to find out what lived up to the hype. And what didn’t.advertisement Next
New Delhi: Rapper Divine, set to amp up the cricket fever in Manchester with a live performance of his ‘SockThem’ anthem, is excited about taking his love for the sport to the next level. Memories of playing gully cricket are still fresh in the mind of the “Mere gully mein” singer, whose real name is Vivian Fernandes and whose life inspired Bollywood hit “Gully Boy”. “Definitely a lot of people have heard of me, and heard about my story, my music. There is no platform quite like Bollywood,” Divine said, telling IANS of how the success of the Ranveer Singh-starrer gave a push to his visibility. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography Ahead of the India versus Pakistan match at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, PUMA and Bharat Army are getting the cricket fever rolling. Divine, who has created the SockThem featuring India skipper Virat Kohli for the ongoing cricket series, will perform it at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on Saturday evening. From playing gully cricket to singing a self-created cricket anthem in the middle of the World Cup, the journey makes Divine nostalgic. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “I never thought I would be doing the things I have gone on to accomplish. So every milestone, and every step of the journey so far feels like a dream. I have worked very hard for everything but to find myself around people I look up to and admire, and at an India-Pakistan match at the World Cup is unbelievable. “It has really been exciting to work with PUMA and Virat for the SockThem anthem, and performing it live for cricket fans is going to be just an amazing experience,” he said. With the anthem, he said he wanted to capture the resilience and confidence that the Indian cricket team embodies, and qualities that he felt are essential for overcoming any challenge. As for his own cricket memories, he said: “I love cricket, and I have spent hours and hours of my childhood playing the sport. And here I am at the World Cup.” What’s next on the anvil? “All my focus is on ensuring my debut album is done right and that I can present it in the best possible way. Alongside that I’m working on a few exciting projects with the talent and team at Gully Gang Entertainment.”
Next week, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign will bring together more than 125 youth and advocates from 26 states for its annual Champion Summit, a three-day event to train and mobilize the next generation of grassroots leaders in the fight against malaria.United States National Security Advisor, Ambassador Susan Rice, along with soccer star Abby Wambach, will speak to the Nothing But Nets Champions, inspiring them to use their voices in their communities and help ignite progress against this deadly disease.During the Summit, Champions will learn the necessary skills to help build awareness about malaria and how to talk with their elected leaders about the power of funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.Summit participants will hear from additional speakers including: • Kelly T. Clements, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR • Alan Court, Senior Advisor, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria • Thon Chol, Refugee Advocate & Malaria Survivor • Ivan Blumberg, CEO, Athletes For Hope • Dr. Andrew Baldwin, US Naval Officer, Ironman Triathlete, Humanitarian, ABC’s “The Bachelor” • Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation • Chris Helfrich, Director, Nothing But Nets • Donya Nasser, U.S. Youth Observer to the UNEvery two minutes, a child dies from malaria. Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting this disease caused by a single mosquito bite. Now in its tenth year, the campaign has raised $60 million and delivered nearly ten million nets through its UN partners to protect refugees and families across sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. Since 2000, there has been incredible progress made to defeat the disease – more than 6.2 million lives have been saved, and child mortality rates have decreased 71% in sub-Saharan Africa.Recently in his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called to end the scourge of malaria and urged Congress to increase funding. President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request called for $874 million for PMI, a $200 million increase, and $1.35 billion in vital funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.When: February 21 – 23, 2016Where: Washington Marriot Georgetown, 1221 22nd St NW
Advertisement TORONTO, June 28, 2017 – Hot on the heels of last week’s @CTV_PR #MeetTheRacers team announcements on Instagram and Twitter, CTV unveiled two new innovative viewer experiences ahead of the epic fifth season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning July 4 on CTV and CTV GO.First, CTV revealed today a new game, RACE PLAY, that integrates race action from the broadcast into in-show polls and trivia, prompting viewers in real-time to answer on their second screens – mobile devices and desktop – during all original broadcasts across the country. Powered by CTV.ca, viewers can weigh in on pivotal moments throughout the episode, such as what Detour to take, and predict the order teams hit the mat. The results will appear on a leaderboard on their second screen so viewers can see how they stack up with the rest of the country. Fans who create an account will have their answers count towards a season-long leaderboard. 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THE AMAZING RACE CANADA VR360 experience is produced by Tyger Shark Inc. with the financial participation of the Bell Fund.“With RACE PLAY and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA VR360 experience, we’re engaging RACE fans like never before, while also extending the brand across multiple platforms,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming.“It’s been a lot of fun integrating RACE PLAY and the VR360 experience into the show,” said Executive Producer John Brunton. “Whether it’s inviting viewers right to the starting line or testing their knowledge of the Racers and the places we visit, we are thrilled to deliver a new and layered viewing experience to audiences for the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment To get to know the roster of Racers competing on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit http://www.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada/Teams and explore the team pages presented by Chevrolet. The site features videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content. For full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras, head to the site after the Season 5 premiere on July 4.Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA averaged 1.9 million viewers per week, making it the #1 series of the summer for four consecutive years and a Top 20 program in Canada in 2016.Hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 5 will see Racers travel across Canada and beyond, tackling non-stop challenges in the country’s favourite summertime adventure. Canadians can also look forward to special challenges and storylines to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation throughout the season.This season’s grand prize is a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition for each of the winners, a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world for two, $250,000 in cash, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. Racers will also be competing for special leg prizes, awarded to the first team to cross the mat in each of the episodes leading up to the finale.Encore presentations of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV.Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all five seasons, and BMO, which enters its third consecutive season as a partner. New partners this year are Sinorama, Canadian Tire’s Woods brand, and Campbell’s.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@CTV_Television@AmazingRaceCDA @jonmonty#AmazingRaceCanada #MeetTheRacersFacebook:Facebook.com/ctvFacebook.com/AmazingRaceCDAInstagram:@amazingracecdaSnapchat:Follow amazingracecdaAbout Insight ProductionsInsight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer. Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted. The Amazing Race Canada, The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration; The JUNO Awards 2016 and How To Change The World collectively took home 14 Canadian Screen Awards in 2017. Smash hit and Top 20 series Big Brother Canada delivered huge audiences, and was one of the highest engaged Canadian TV programs on social. Past productions include Intervention Canada, Project Runway Canada, Battle of the Blades, Ready Or Not, Falcon Beach, The Truth About Alex, and Canadian Idol. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. In 2015, Insight received the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s inaugural Icon Award in recognition of its 35th anniversary.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.Source: Numeris, Summer 2016: May 23 – Sep 11, 2016. 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NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:Bank of America Corp. (BAC), down $1.55 to $26.99Banks fell more than the rest of the market as bond yields dropped sharply, which makes it harder to make money from lending.Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), up 43 cents to $90.05High-dividend stocks like utilities held up relatively well as traders sought out lower-risk investments.Cronos Group Inc. (CRON), up 57 cents to $10.74The marijuana producer confirmed it’s in talks about a potential investment by the U.S. tobacco company Altria Group.AutoZone Inc. (AZO), up $55.61 to $880.07The Memphis, Tennessee-based auto parts retailer reported earnings that beat Wall Street’s forecasts.Dollar General Corp. (DG), down $7.60 to $104.10The discount retailer said it expects lingering costs from hurricane season to hurt its results through the rest of the year.Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. (HOV), down 12 cents to $1.10Homebuilders fell after luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers issued a cautious assessment of the housing market.United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), down $8.50 to $106.77Morgan Stanley analysts said the market is underestimating the negative impact on UPS and Federal Express from Amazon Air.RH (RH), up $13.48 to $137.13The furniture and housewares company reported earnings that came in far ahead of what analysts were expecting.The Associated Press
Extensive cordon and search operations of the military conducted across the country with assistance of the Police has resulted in the recovery of some National Thowheeth Jama’ath t-shirts, bank slips and other items.The Army media unit said that troops in Kandy recovered swords, National Thowheeth Jama’ath books and documents, four NTJ banners, seventeen NTJ T-shirts, five NTJ recruiting applications, six fake birth certificates, six fake NICs, eleven fake passports, eleven fake vehicle number plates, one fake driving license, six suspicious bank slips, sixteen mobile phones, eighteen sim cards, three memory cards, one motor bike, seventy-six NTJ CDs, four video cameras, fifteen cassette recorders and two boxes (600) blood collecting syringes.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that Monrovia is relatively “quiet” today. An inter-agency assessment mission has visited areas in the city where displaced persons have congregated in large numbers. Team members visited five sites, including the sports complex where an estimated 30,000 people are living under extremely difficult conditions. In all locations, OCHA said that the priority needs are water and sanitation, food, shelter, medical services and protection.Efforts also are being made to assist some 300 Ivoirian and Sierra Leonean refugees who have congregated at the Monrovia headquarters of the UN refugee agency.On the political front, the peace talks bringing together the Government and Liberian parties were expected to formally get underway today in Akosambo, Ghana. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is represented by Abou Moussa.
by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 2, 2013 3:24 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,419.57 up 24.17 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up a penny, or 0.21 per cent, at $4.79 on 6.74 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 31 cents, or 4.10 per cent, at $7.87 on 5.12 million shares.Touchstone Gold Ltd. (TSX:TCH). Miner. Up half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at two cents on 4.88 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 24 cents, or 1.17 per cent, at $20.72 on 4.73 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up nine cents, or 1.44 per cent, at $6.32 on 4.66 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (922.49 down 12.40 points):LX Ventures Inc. (TSXV:LXV). Computer hardware. Down 19 cents, or 25 per cent, at 57 cents on 5.08 million shares.Brilliant Resources Inc. (TSXV:BLT). Miner. Unchanged at seven cents on 3.35 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down $1.07, or 6.08 per cent, at $16.54 on 3.62 million nshares. Multiple reports say founder Peter Munk plans to soon step aside as co-chairman. The company refused to comment Monday, except to say it will provide an update after a board meeting Wednesday.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 56 cents, or 4.51 per cent, at $12.99 on 3.07 million shares. Two representatives of American activitist investor Carl Icahn will join the board of the Calgary-based oil and gas producer. Talisman has seen a number of changes among the board of directors and senior management over the past year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Mr Yegian and his team predicted a “mechanical tradeoff” exists between the elbow and shoulder joints which “would… It may feel strange, look bizarre, and attract puzzled glances, but running with your arms straight may be as efficient as bending them at the elbow. He subjected the question to scientific testing after his interest was aroused when he saw a straight-armed jogger pacing through the campus. “If straight arms are better for walking, why aren’t they better for running, and vice versa?”, asked Andrew Yegian, a PhD candidate at Harvard University. The surprising findings emerged after an academic researcher questioned the unthinking, near-universal habits of both walkers and runners. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that they would launch the Origin game store and social network, a direct-download game marketplace and social service for gamers who play EA titles. The new store is available now, and already has over 150 EA titles in it. In the future, EA will publish all of its new games, including Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, and games from partner studios in the Origin store.Origin will be a web store and a downloadable application for your computer. The Origin store will function a lot like Steam and Games for Windows, in that there’ll be an application on your system that will manage installations, licensing, updates, and new purchases for you electronically. The app will also keep track of your achievements, let you connect with other people who play the same games, and share what you’re playing with friends.AdChoices广告If all of that sounds familiar, it should: EA is taking direct aim at those competing services with Origin. Back when Steam first launched, it was untested and both gamers and publishers were unsure if digital distribution would even work, or whether anyone would be willing to give up physical media. Steam has clearly been a huge success, something that Microsoft can’t claim with Games for Windows, but that likely has more to do with the Games for Windows client than the concept of digital distribution.One area Origin will go that Steam and Games for Windows do not is onto mobile devices. EA plans to give gamers with smartphones who play EA games on their devices a way to connect with Origin, find their friends, and play multiplayer games with them. They even tipped there’ll be a mobile version of Battlefield 3 that will be playable using Origin. EA also plans exclusive content, game releases, downloads, and easy purchasing through the Origin store.The big question that goes unanswered with all of this news however is whether or not EA will pull its game library from other digital download stores because they’re launching their own. Many gamers already have both Steam and Games for Windows on their systems, and Mac users have adopted Steam wholeheartedly. We’ll have to see if EA moves to force people who want their games to install Origin to buy and download them.Read more at Origin via BusinessWire
Convertible notebooks are cool, but the hinge designs that allow you to flip or rotate into tablet mode always seem to be a bit of a sticking point. Asus has a solution: slap a secondary display onto the back of the primary one.From the keyboard side, the Taichi looks like a pretty standard laptop. It’s got a 13.3-inch Super IPS+ display with a native resolution of 1920×1080 which is topped by a webcam, a generous trackpad, and a chicklet-style keyboard complete with the updated, angular Windows logo key. Asus is packing in Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i7 processors, 4GB of RAM, speedy SSDs for internal storage, USB 3.0 ports, and micro DVI and mini VGA outputs.Close the lid of the Asus Taichi and you can fire up Windows 8 in Metro mode on the 13.3-inch tablet display on the back side. It offers the same resolution, and a second webcam is provided so that you can still make Skype video calls without having to revert to notebook mode.Asus is also preparing an 11.6-inch model of the Taichi, and you’re not going to sacrifice screen real estate if you go with the more diminutive version. Both of its panels offer 1920×1080 pixels, too.Asus says that despite cramming in two displays the Taichi weighs no more than the Asus Zenbook, which weighs about three pounds. That’s great for a laptop, but a three-pound tablet isn’t going to be ideal for extended periods of handheld use. It’s an intriguing design, however… Now we just need to wait for Asus to announce pricing for the two Taichi notebooks to see if their versatility is going to come at a steep premium.More at Engadget
Des braconniers tués dans une réserve en Afrique du SudMardi dernier, les gardes du parc national de Kruger en Afrique du Sud ont tué trois individus suspectés de braconnage sur des rhinocéros.C’est la seconde fois en moins d’une semaine que les gardes du parc national de Kruger, la plus grande réserve animalière d’Afrique du Sud, tirent sur des braconniers de rhinocéros.Samedi dernier, deux individus suspectés de braconnage avaient déjà été tués près de la frontière avec le Mozambique. Mardi, la sécurité du parc s’est de nouveau retrouvée confrontée à une bande de cinq braconniers armés. Bilan : trois morts et un blessé. À lire aussiVoilà à quoi ressemblent les cris de petits rhinocérosL’Afrique du Sud abrite plus de 90% des rhinocéros blancs et noirs du continent. Mais ces dernières années, le braconnage des animaux a pris une dimension inquiétante. En 2010, les autorités africaines ont enregistré plus de 300 affaires de ce type, soit une augmentation de près de 10% en comparaison à l’année précédente. Et malgré les menaces de poursuites, les récompenses promises aux braconniers alimentent de plus en plus le phénomène.L’explication vient du renforcement de la demande de cornes de rhinocéros. En Asie, celles-ci sont très prisées pour leurs propriétés médicinales et se vendent facilement sur le marché noir. Selon les derniers chiffres, le prix de la corne aurait désormais atteint 35.000 livres, soit près de 40.000 euros par kilogramme.Ainsi, plus d’une vingtaine de rhinocéros ont déjà été abattus en Afrique du Sud depuis le début de l’année, selon l’agence des Parcs naturels sud-africains. Les autorités africaines appellent à une réponse mondiale pour tenter d’enrayer la tendance et protéger les rhinocéros déjà menacés d’extinction. Le 8 février 2011 à 10:35 • Emmanuel Perrin
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Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe. Photo: AFPZimbabwean police are investigating former ruler Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, accused of smuggling ivory worth millions to underground foreign markets, a state-owned weekly reported Sunday.The Sunday Mail said investigators from the parks and wildlife authority handed documents to police showing that the former first lady “spirited large consignments of ivory to China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States among other destinations.”Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba confirmed receiving a report but declined to elaborate when questioned by AFP.The Sunday Mail said the report accused Grace Mugabe of ordering officials to grant her permits to export the ivory as gifts to the leaders of various countries.“Once outside Zimbabwe, the ‘gifts’ would be pooled together with other consignments of the product and routed to black markets,” The Sunday Mail reported.A senior official in the presidency, Christopher Mutsvangwa, told the paper the government was tipped off by an unnamed whistleblower.“Police and whistleblowers laid a trap for suppliers believed to be working for Grace Mugabe,” Mutsvangwa said.“The culprits were caught and that is how investigations started. When we were confronted with so much evidence, there is no way we could ignore.”The paper said police may question the former first lady soon.Grace Mugabe was tipped alongside the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe since independence from British colonial rule in 1980 until he was forced to step down in November 2017 following a military takeover.She earned the sobriquet “Gucci Grace” for her lavish lifestyle.Zimbabwe has suffered rampant poaching of elephants, targeted for their ivory tusks which are used for ornaments and medicines.At least 400 elephants died from cyanide poisoning in Hwange, Zimbabwe’s biggest national park in the northwest of the country, between 2013 and 2015.But parks director-general Fulton Mangwanya said poaching had declined since Mugabe’s ouster.“Poaching levels have dropped sharply in Hwange because the market has been disturbed,” The Sunday Mail quoted him as saying.
By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFROIn the second act of an Emmy Award winning career former, WUSA TV-9 sports anchor Dave Owens is working with high school students in Prince George’s County on a video project that is grooming a new generation of high school broadcast journalists by producing a weekly show.Through the lens of their peers, stories of P.G. County student-athletes are brought into focus weekly with the web based series “PG-13.” Viewers are taken behind the scenes while students are preparing for and competing in athletic events throughout the county.Former, WUSA TV-9 sports anchor Dave Owens. (Courtesy Photo)This marks the third consecutive year that Owens will advise students. The students are developing their own style of short form programming.These vignettes, between four and seven minutes long, allow the students to go in depth for more than just scores and highlights from the past week’s games. Owens is developing the lost art of broadcast storytelling in students who are accustomed to fast pace shock value content on the Internet.“Our ability to produce longer form pieces allows viewers to see the depth and multi-dimensions of our subjects, giving them a deeper understanding and appreciation of their experiences,” Owens tells the AFRO.The show is a public private partnership between Owens’ company – Visionary Media Productions – and Prince George’s County Public Schools. Last year they produced 25 episodes chronicling fall and winter sports. The students produced 13 football episodes featuring Wise High School’s run at a perfect season. They also produced an episode on Eleanor Roosevelt’s tradition of excellence in class and in competition and the grassroots restart of the Bladensburg athletic program. Production has already begun for 25 new episodes that will start being posted September 10.“I think these relationships will become more important for municipalities to take control of the narrative in their community in the future,” Owens said. “There just aren’t as many resources at local TV stations as newsroom staffs continue to shrink with companies downsizing so it’s becoming more difficult for them to get out and find those good stories to tell these days.”High school and sports coverage have been hurt the most by corporate downsizing of local TV news operations. Prince George’s County athletics has been virtually absent from television unless on the local community access or public school channels that few cable subscribers watch. Owens recognized that audiences who are engaged by this programming are getting their information via smartphones, tablets and computers in this new era of communication. This is why he established “PG-13” and focused on a digital distribution model.“I just felt like we had to meet the audience where it is these days,” Owens said. “People are thirsty for this type of programming and this allows the audience to access it when they want to.”Owens settled on the name “PG-13” because he initially wanted to focus on the 13 most important stories in the Prince George’s County beyond high school sports. However, with over 100,000 views over an entire production season, it has begun changing the perception of P.G. County’s school system through its local acclaim.“It’s not like we’re [HBO’s NFL] “Hard Knocks” but we know that people are watching and there’s value in our program,” said Owens. “We’ve got to convince parents they don’t have to pay private schools for their kids to get a quality education.”
These were only 25 out of the hundreds of Super Nintendo games ever released, and there are more that could have easily made it on this list. So, what are some of your other favorite Super Nintendo games? What did the system mean to you? Let us know in the comments below. It’s hard to believe, but it has been 25 years since the release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. To say that the SNES revolutionized gaming would be a gross understatement. This powerful machine allowed developers to create games that no one could have imagined. Besides having a robust and varied library, the console featured several hardware innovations, particularly with its controller, which is the basis for all modern controllers on the market.Given how expansive the SNES library is, it’s extremely difficult to create a list comprised of only 25 games. I asked folks on social media to tell me what their favorite SNES games were and used their answers to come up with this list. What you’ll find below are some of the very best games on the SNES or any other system. These are titles that, even after so many decades, have withstood the test of time. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past1/25A Link to the Past brought the Zelda series back to its roots while building upon the original title to create the template for all other games in the series (and action-adventure games) to follow. The two massive over-world maps were expertly crafted and contained some of the best level designs of all time. The highlights were the dungeons, which featured just the right amount of challenge without being too annoying. This game is every bit the classic many claim it to be.<><>
Ad Astra, the rocket company founded by Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang, announced a $10 million contract with NASA to develop deep-space propulsion technology. Spread out over three years, the public-private partnership will help Ad Astra develop its VASIMR prototype engine for in-space travel around the Earth, to the moon or – one day – on a mission to Mars.The funding, awarded through NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP), will help the Houston-based company demonstrate the engine’s ability to operate for up to 100 hours continuously. The company says previous tests have proven its success for short durations of less than a minute.Some of the project’s development will take place at the company’s facility in Liberia, the capital of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste, including thermal simulations and erosion measurements for the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket.“We are thrilled by this announcement and proud to be joining forces with NASA in the final steps of the technology maturation,” said Chang, Ad Astra’s chairman and CEO, in a statement.Engineers designed the VASIMR engine as a scalable, high-efficiency, low-weight solution to space propulsion. The plasma engine is not strong enough to lift a spaceship into orbit, but it can propel ships or cargo already in space faster and more efficiently than chemical propulsion systems, such as the fuel used in traditional rocket launches. VASIMR uses plasma, an electrically charged gas that can reach extreme temperatures, and magnets to release controlled pulses of thrust.José Antonio Castro, chief scientist at Ad Astra’s Liberia office, told The Tico Times that the technology could be applied to a variety of space missions. Potential missions include keeping the International Space Station from falling to Earth or removing large space debris from Earth’s orbit that poses a risk to astronauts and satellites. The plasma engine could also be mounted on a rocket to deflect asteroids heading too close to the Earth. Eventually, the rockets could be used to ferry cargo to the moon or deep space missions to Mars and beyond.Castro said that if the company secures enough additional private investment and all goes well, the rocket could be operational in three years.Other recipients of the NextSTEP funding included Aeroject Rocketdyne Inc., and MSNW LLC of Redmond, Washington, according to a statement from NASA.“It’s very satisfying for us at the company,” Castro said. “It’s a recognition of Franklin’s vision for NASA to put us on the same level as much larger companies. It’s a big boost to our confidence.” (Courtesy Ad Astra Rocket Company) Facebook Comments Related posts:Ad Astra’s deep space rocket moves into new testing phase with help from NASA NASA selects Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket for $50 million contract Franklin Chang’s VASIMR plasma engine readies for key test Ex-NASA astronaut Franklin Chang talks about ‘The Martian,’ Hollywood’s take on his VASIMR engine
Cathay Pacific www.cathaypacific.comCathay Pacific unveils new aircraft liveryCathay Pacific Airways today marked another important milestone for the airline as it unveiled a new livery that will be progressively introduced onto all the aircraft in its fleet. The livery was showcased on one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft at a special event held at Hong Kong International Airport.Addressing guests at the event, Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “Today represents the beginning of a new era for Cathay Pacific. We are very happy and proud to unveil our new aircraft livery which represents our journey into the future and also celebrates the many great things we have achieved over the past seven decades as the home carrier of Hong Kong.”Mr Chu said that the new livery is a continuation of the work that began last year to refresh Cathay Pacific’s brand identity. “The livery is a vital part of our brand image – a symbol of the company’s values displayed on our most important physical asset. The livery represents Cathay Pacific in and out of Hong Kong and every time our aircraft take off or touch down in our network of destinations around the world,” he said.“Creating a new livery is much more than a cosmetic exercise. This new look is the latest – and most significant – development in our ongoing efforts to improve the overall customer experience at Cathay Pacific. It is also a highly visible representation of the huge investments we are making in new aircraft and products as part of our ongoing commitment to build Hong Kong’s position as an international aviation hub.”Guest of Honour at the event was Professor Anthony Cheung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, who officiated at the livery unveiling ceremony together with Ivan Chu. More than 300 guests were in attendance at the event, held in the hangars of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO), including aviation and trade officials, members of the Marco Polo Club loyalty programme, guests from the Hong Kong public, and Cathay Pacific staff. In addition to seeing the new livery unveiled, all guests enjoyed a unique behind-the-scenes experience where they could explore the aircraft inside and out and chat with the airline’s operations teams.In recent years, Cathay Pacific has made huge investments in new aircraft and new products to provide a rewarding experience for its customers. The airline has also worked hard to build Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s great aviation hubs, growing its network and building connectivity to oil the wheels of commerce, tourism and trade.Cathay Pacific sees the livery as a symbol of its commitment to its home city as well as a visible representation of its promise to offer a Life Well Travelled to customers. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a richer travel experience, the airline promises a number of important upcoming developments including the introduction of the new Airbus A350 fleet, further enhancements to its products and services, and the continued expansion of its network.The update to the livery is part of a series of ongoing improvements to Cathay Pacific’s customer experience. These include not only the new livery, but also the website and mobile app, as well as major enhancements to the airline’s airport lounges in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Manila, Bangkok and beyond. CX New Liveryview more here Cathay Pacificbook and fly here Source = Cathay Pacific
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