first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam has registered a complaint against a porn site that used a variant of its uniform resource locator (URL) or web address.The party unit was alarmed when internet users found a website using the domain that offered pornographic content.“We informed the Special Branch of the police, whose cyber cell is expected to follow it up,” a BJP leader said.Some in the BJP did not rule out any mischief by “vested interests” but spokesperson Roopam Goswami said the party’s IT cell traced the site to Kenya.“I think someone created a fake website to malign the party. This objectionable site is registered in Kenya and has tweaked our web address,” Mr. Goswami said.The State BJP’s URL is, he said.last_img read more

first_imgDoha: The seasoned Tejaswini Sawant secured India’s 12th Olympic quota in shooting by qualifying for the final of the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions event at the 14th Asian Championships here on Saturday.The 39-year-old Sawant earned the Tokyo quota by finishing fifth in the qualifications with a score of 1171. Out of the eight finalists, six have already booked their Tokyo berths, paving the way for Sawant to earn an Olympic quota.Provided she is picked in the final shooting squad for next year’s Tokyo Games, it will be here maiden Olympic appearance.Sawant, who also competes in the 50m rifle prone, has won many medals, including gold at the World Championship, World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.In 2010, she became the world champion in the 50m rifle prone event in Munich with a world-record equalling score. She was the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Worlds. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicsAsian Shooting ChampionshipsTejaswini Shankar First Published: November 9, 2019, 6:59 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_img Brazilian Grand PrixCharles Leclercformula onemax verstappen First Published: November 17, 2019, 2:01 PM IST Sao Paulo: Charles Leclerc blamed himself and apologised to Ferrari on Saturday after qualifying fourth on the grid for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.The Monegasque driver, who is set to take a 10-place penalty after taking a new engine, said he had made a mistake during his best lap, which had cost him three-tenths of a second, and wrecked his hopes of taking pole. “I don’t think pole position was out of reach today,” said Leclerc. “But I am very disappointed with myself as I made a mistake which cost me three-tenths.”I didn’t do the job in the car so ‘sorry to the team’, but with my grid penalty it was always going to be very tough.”So, I will be in full-on attack mode tomorrow. I enjoy the first from the back and I will really try to ensure I do a good job for the team.”Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed his second career pole for Red Bull and will start ahead of Leclerc’s team-mate four-time champion Sebastian Vettel on the front row.Vettel said: “I had a bit a wobble in the exit of the last corner of my first run, but I think Max improved his time so fair play. It’s his pole.”I am happy with the front row and look forward to see what we can do tomorrow in the race.”We got better and better through this qualifying, which was the target and we were improving so we will see how it plays out.”Red Bull and Mercedes look stronger in managing the tyres, but we have the speed and the power. I am cautiously optimistic – and it should be a good race.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementKasper Schmeicel is extremely unlucky to walk out on the losing side after such a heroic performance against Croatia today. However, it is his Croatian counterpart who has etched his name into the history books by becoming only the second keeper to save 3 out of 5 penalties in a shootout. Denmark have now lost two out of their last three penalty shootouts at a major tournament.Earlier today, the match got off to a flyer. Mathias Jorgensen gave his country the best possible start scoring a goal just 58 seconds into the match when Croatia failed to clear a long thrown in from Denmark. Croatia hit right back in less than a couple of minute’s time through Mario Mandzukic. Both the teams were poised at 1-1 with less than 5 minutes played. By the end of the first half, Croatia looked more dangerous when they had possession sparking attacks whenever their star midfielder had possession of the ball. Time and time again Luka Modric proves us why he is the best central midfielder in the world. His intricate passing and excellent dribbling skills were vital to trigger a Croatian attack.The Danes defended well throughout with Eriksen and Poulsen trying to attack every now and then. A conservative approach by both the teams in the second half made it less interesting than the first half. Just like the previous match, this match would also go onto extra time to find a winner. With just 6 minutes left for the second half of extra time to end, Croatia got a penalty when Rebic was bought down by goalscorer Jorgensen from the back. A confident Luka Modric stepped to take the penalty and seal the victory for the Croatians. But Leicester’s Kasper Schmeicel had other ideas. A brilliant save denied Modric and Croatia to seal the match for the match onto penalty shootout.Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties with Monaco’s Subasic saving 3 of Denmark’s penalties. This victory means that the Croatians set up a quarterfinal clash with hosts Russia. This brings to an end quite an exciting day of football. Tournament heavyweights Argentina, Germany, Portugal, Spain are all knocked out even before the quarterfinal stage. Today has truly been a day for keepers.Watch the highlights of #CRODEN here :Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018 : Dramatic shootout win for Russia sees Spain exit the tournament.Football: Argentine Legend announces retirement after losing 4-3 to Les Bleuslast_img read more

first_imgChennai, Sep 3 (PTI) Bengalurus Aishwarya P M edged past local girl A Ryhana Bee to clinch the third round of the Honda All Ladies Race in the National Championship that got underway at the Madras Motor Race Track here today. Aishwarya clocked over the four laps to win top the honuors, whereas A Ryhana Bee, who was close on Aishwaryas heels throughout the race clocked to finish at second place. Shruthi from Chennai finished third with a total time The super women in the ladies race garnered a lot of interest as seven racers from across India competed for top honors in the third round of the first ever full-fledged season for women riders at the Honda One make Race. Congratulating the winners, Mr Prabhu Nagaraj, vice president, Customer Service, HMSI said, “It is really exciting to see these girls come in to each round with renewed vigour and passion; fight it out with such intensity. This augurs very well for women in motorsports and makes motorcycle racing a truly diverse and equal opportunity sport.” The grid for Hondas flagship CBR 250R Team Championship saw Indias top notch 13 racers. Team Ten10 Racing were the early pace setters in the CBR 250R Open category as its riders Mathana Kumar and Hari Krishnan R clinched the first 2 podiums in the Race 1. The excitement-filled race was keenly fought between the two, having Trichys Mathana Kumar eventually ahead, with a timing of 00:12:20:800 minutes. Hari Krishnan finished a close second with a timing of 00:12:22:051minutes. Ananth Raj P finished third with a timing of PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAs India celebrate the National Sports Day today, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has dedicated the day to the sportswomen of the country.”We must all dedicate this #NationalSportsDay to the sportswomen of our country for making us proud in their respective fields. #LoveSports,” Tendulkar tweeted.We must all dedicate this #NationalSportsDay to the sportswomen of our country for making us proud in their respective fields. #LoveSports sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 29, 2017Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings by congratulating all sports lovers across the nation and expressed hope that sports and sportsmanship to always shine in the country.Prime Minister Modi also paid a rich tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, who was born on August 29, 1905. His birthday is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.”I pay tributes to the exemplary Major Dhyan Chand, whose legendary sporting skills did wonders for Indian hockey,” he added.I pay tributes to the exemplary Major Dhyan Chand, whose legendary sporting skills did wonders for Indian hockey.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2017Tribute to the finest hockey player of all time, Dhyan Chand. #NationalSportsDay Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 29, 2017Tributes to the greatest hockey player of all times and India’s greatest sportsman, Major Dhyanchand on #NationalSportsDay . Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 29, 2017last_img read more

first_img Continue Reading Previous Würth introduces another MagI³C power moduleNext Renesas supports development of systems with multirate control Maplesoft announced a new release of MapleSim, the advanced system-level modeling tool. From digital twins for virtual commissioning to system-level models for complex engineering design projects, MapleSim helps organizations reduce development risk, lower costs, and enable innovation. The latest release provides new tools for developing digital twins, in addition to greater connectivity with other modeling tools, and expanded modeling scope.MapleSim is used across a wide variety of applications and industries, including the creation of physics-based digital twins for virtual commissioning. Identifying the optimal motor size required to drive a mechanism is one of the most important goals of simulation with digital twins, and MapleSim 2018 provides tools that make this task easier. The new 1-D Motion Generation App allows engineers to create motion profiles that adhere to defined velocity and acceleration constraints. They can define the desired motion of the joints, and then run the simulation to discover the torques and forces required to create that motion.  This information can then be used to correctly size the motors, ensuring optimum performance at minimal cost.MapleSim is a natural environment for modeling multidomain systems that supports the rapid creation and testing of initial concepts. With MapleSim, engineers can try out more ideas in less time, identify and prevent unexpected interactions between different domains, and generate computationally efficient models. New features in MapleSim 2018 further enable this work with more connectivity options and increased modeling scope. MapleSim 2018 provides greater toolchain connectivity with the ability to import models from even more software tools.  With the expanded FMI support, engineers can import models defined using FMI 2.0 Fixed-Step Co-Simulation, as well as FMI Model Exchange. Other improvements include enhanced Modelica support for easy access to more 3rd party component libraries inside MapleSim. In addition, the MapleSim Heat Transfer Library from CYBERNET offers improved tools for studying heat transfer effects and preventing overheating, while the MapleSim Hydraulics Library from Modelon and MapleSim Pneumatics Library from Modelon add-ons can both now take into account temperature effects during simulations. MapleSim is available in English, Japanese, and French.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

first_imgThank you for your feedback. Share on Messenger Show Was this helpful? Share on Twitter Quick guide Horse racing tips for Monday 16 April Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share via Email Davy Russell bounces back from O’Leary sacking to win Grand National Grand National 2018 Share on LinkedIn features There is, of course, an element of risk attached to any horse race and it is inevitable that a horse will suffer a fatal injury in the National eventually. But we are now at a point where the effect of the changes to the fences before the 2013 renewal is becoming increasingly clear.The new fences look like the old ones and the race itself looks little different, while the number of finishers has risen slightly over the past six runnings compared with the six years from 2007, from 38% to 43%. This in itself is good news, as more punters are getting more of a run for their money.But the most significant difference, as might be expected since the fences are now more forgiving, is in the number of fallers. Proper statisticians may flinch at this point, because half a dozen years is not, admittedly, an extended sample, but the effect does seem obvious and unmistakable. Between 2007 and 2012 there were 57 fallers in the National from 240 starters. Since the changes to the fences there have been 32 from 236.Fewer fallers, inevitably, also means fewer horses being brought down in their wake. The ratio of falls to riders being unseated, meanwhile, has shifted from 1.4:1 to, in effect, 1:1 because the number of unseats is virtually unchanged. It appears that mistakes that were once bad enough to cause a fall are now more likely to unship the jockey, while lesser errors that might have been 50-50 to unseat in the past are more likely to leave the rider sitting tight and going on to complete, or pull up when their chance has gone.In other words the redesigned fences – which received unqualified approval when they were unveiled six years ago – have worked precisely as the organisers intended and reduced the rate of fatal injuries in the National much closer to the rate of just below 0.4% of starters in the rest of National Hunt racing. Since you’re here… Hide … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Share on WhatsApp The sunshine at Aintree on Saturday also added to the generally positive mood around the big race, especially after a damp and chilly Ladies’ Day on Friday. It was not, perhaps, welcomed quite so warmly by ITV’s senior executives, however, as sunny weather was cited as a reason for a slump in the National’s audience figure last year, the first since it grabbed a monopoly on terrestrial racing coverage from Channel 4.The theory is that on one of the first spring-like Saturdays of the year, many potential viewers preferred to be outside with their families rather than stuck in front of the TV. It seemed to be borne out last year by a big drop in the total audience on Saturday afternoon, of which the National took a peak share of 62%.The peak viewing of 8.5m for this year’s race was a 3.6% increase on last year’s peak of 8.2m, although the peak share of total viewers while the National was being run was down slightly, at 60%. It was still well short of the 10m viewers for the last National on Channel 4 in 2016, however, and even further adrift of the 12m peak that John Baker, Aintree’s managing director, suggested would be “at the low end of expectations” when the contract was signed.Last year’s ITV coverage is up for a Bafta next month and this year’s also seemed to be well received. Both racing and ITV will hope earnestly for a spike in the figures next year, however, before negotiations start in earnest on a possible extension to the £30m contract. The news on Sunday morning that Saint Are, now a veteran of five Grand Nationals, was well enough to return to Tom George’s stable after Saturday’s race at Aintree capped another great weekend for the sport’s most high-profile event.For the sixth year running since the old wooden cores in the fences were replaced by more forgiving plastic, every horse returned to its yard afterwards and, where the last National on heavy ground was a grim, attritional spectacle, the race this year produced a close finish and a popular winner in Tiger Roll.“He had a good, comfortable night,” George said of Saint Are on Sunday morning. “They looked after him well at Aintree. His lad stayed up with him and the vets checked him every few hours. He’s eaten his breakfast and he’s ready to come home. He walked out brighter this morning, I just think he was a bit shaken [when brought down at The Chair]. He’s feeling good about it and we’re looking forward to getting him home.” Horse racing tips Aintree Grand National meeting 2018 – in pictures Aintree Horse racing Support The Guardian Read more Windsor 2.20 Maygold 2.50 Blown By Wind 3.20 Sevenna Star 3.50 Bombero (nb) 4.20 Mobsta (nap) 4.50 Lady Alavesa 5.25 Bakht A RawanKelso 2.10 Delire D’Estruval 2.40 Geronimo 3.10 Tikkandemickey 3.40 Buffalo Ballet 4.10 Las Tunas 4.40 Whisperdale 5.10 Lastin’ MemoriesTips by Greg Wood. View gallery Grand Nationallast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canada Revenue Agency says so many Canadians get calls from scammers pretending to be tax enforcers that real tax agents are having trouble reaching people.The CRA and the RCMP said in a briefing in Ottawa on Wednesday that they are trying to crack down on call centres loaded with fraudsters who phone Canadians, tell them they owe back taxes, and threaten they had better pay the money back. Some people are so used to receiving the fraudulent calls that they assume any communication from the tax-collection agency is bogus.With help from police in India, the Mounties say they have dismantled three major operations there and arrested a dozen people here in Canada who are involved in the scheme. The RCMP has counted 4,000 victims who have lost $15 million. Virtually none of the money has been recovered.Tammy Branch, a director-general at the tax agency, says the CRA will never call or leave voicemails using aggressive language or threatening arrest.Branch says agents will sometimes phone when they’re looking for more information or if someone owes taxes or money to a government program. But the CRA says it will never demand immediate payment via e-transfer or Bitcoin, or communicate via text message.Staff-Sgt. Ken Derakhshan of the RCMP says falling victim to a scam can be financially and psychologically devastating. The RCMP says newcomers to Canada, especially those who don’t speak English or French, can be especially vulnerable.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously reported that CRA requests for payment are “always in writing.”last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi Electoral Office (CEO) has received several complaints about the AAP government departments and BJP-ruled MCDs starting work on projects before the model code of conduct came into force, but seeking formal approvals later, an official said.The office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has shot off a letter to head of departments, saying the projects that actually started on the ground after obtaining all necessary permission, before the poll code came into force, can be continued. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe model code of conduct (mcc) came into force on March 10 when the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for the Lok Sabha elections, which will be held in seven phases starting April 11. According to the letter, the CEO office has received various complaints and references from the ECI, public representatives about formal approvals being given to those projects after the model code of conduct came into force, but their ground work started before the announcement of dates of Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”It is also mentioned in some cases that in order to avoid MCC compliance, the new works have been started before March 10, 2019, however, their formal approvals etc. have been taken subsequently after the MCC has come into force,” stated the letter. The CEO office had on Thursday said over 2.25 lakh banners have been removed from across Delhi while 74 FIRs and complaints have been filed in connection with poll code violation. Of the 74 FIRs and daily diary entries lodged, nine are against the AAP (six FIRs, three DD entries), six against the BJP (four FIRs, two DD entries), one against the Congress (one DD entry), one against the BSP and 57 are under the head of others/non-political.last_img read more

The Elections Commissioner said that if a final decision is taken before the end of October with regards to the elections then the elections can be held on January 5th next year.Another discussion with regards to the election is to take place on July 26th. (Colombo Gazette) Jayasuriya noted that concerns are being raised over the delay to hold the elections on schedule. The Elections Commissioner, Attorney General and other officials also attended the discussion. A discussion headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was held today on holding the Provincial Council (PC) elections as soon as possible.The discussion was attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, opposition leader R. Sampanthan, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha and party leaders from the opposition and minority parties. read more

first_imgSamsung dévoile son Galaxy Pocket, un mini smartphone Android Samsung vient de présenter un nouveau smartphone entrée de gamme. Le Galaxy Poket est comme son nom l’indique un mini smartphone, qui embarque la version 2.3 d’Android, Gingerbread.En attendant le tant attendu Galaxy III, dont la sortie est prévue au premier semestre 2012, Samsung vient de dévoiler un nouveau smartphone à la taille réduite. Baptisé Galaxy Poket, il affiche des mensurations de 103,7 x 57,5 x 10,2 mm pour un poids de 97 grammes seulement.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le mini smartphone entrée de gamme est équipé d’Android 2.3 et offre un écran de 2,8 pouces d’une résolution de 320 x 240 pixels. Il embarque un processeur cadencé à 832 MHz et dipose d’un appareil photo de 2 megapixels. Le Galaxy Poket apporte 3 GB de stockage extensible jusqu’à 32 GB via des cartes microSDHC. La quantité de mémoire vive n’est en revanche pas précisée par la firme coréenne.En matière de connectivité, le petit Galaxy dispose du WiFi, du Bluetooth 3.0, d’un modem HSPA à 3,6 Mbps, ainsi que d’un module GPS. Pour l’heure, son prix est encore inconnu, mais ses caractéristiques laissent présager un tarif très abordable. Quant à sa date de sortie, elle est seulement annoncée pour “un peu plus tard dans l’année”.Le 6 mars 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Defense Department would be required to prepare force structure plans and an infrastructure assessment that could be used to determine the level of excess capacity in DOD, according to the conference report for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill released Tuesday.The bill language does not directly link the analysis to a justification for a new BRAC round, but a summary acknowledges that a new capacity study is needed in light of the department’s repeated requests to hold a new round of base closures.“The conferees are mindful of DOD concerns that excess basing capacity is a financial drag on the department,” according to a summary from the House Armed Services Committee.“They are also cognizant of the fact that the most recent capacity survey is more than a decade old, does not reflect the impacts or cost of the most recent BRAC round, and does not account for the probable future force posture. The NDAA proposal directs a new capacity study that reflects the current threat profile and makes conservative assumptions about future end strength,” the summary states.The final bill language closely follows a provision in the House version, which directs the department to include the capacity study with its FY 2017 budget request and calls for it to submit:force structure plans for each of the services;an assessment of the probable threats to national security;end strength levels and major military force units;an inventory of worldwide installations;a description of the infrastructure necessary to support the force structure plans;a discussion of categories of excess infrastructure and infrastructure capacity; andan assessment of the value of retaining certain excess infrastructure to accommodate contingency, mobilization and surge requirements.The bill also directs the Government Accountability Office to review the force structure plans and infrastructure inventory within 60 days after it is submitted by DOD.As expected, the compromise version of the annual defense policy measure retains the prohibition against holding a new BRAC round included in the House and Senate versions of the legislation, a view reinforced in the committee summary.“Conferees are concerned that once an asset is lost through the BRAC process, it can never be regained, or is prohibitively expensive to replace. Hence, they are deeply skeptical that BRAC is in the country’s national security interest,” it states.The text of the conference report and a summary are available on the committee website.last_img read more

first_imgJoar Ulsom at the Rainy Pass checkpoint getting gear on and readying to leave. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media)It’s one of the snowiest years in recent memory along a notoriously bare stretch of the Iditarod trail. In recent years, low-snow and a bald, icy trail conditions have made for a perilous run down the Dalzell Gorge through Rohn and across the Farwell Burn on the way to the village of Nikolai. But this year, checker Damian Dennis says that hasn’t been a problem.Listen now“We just got dumped on within the last week. Got about six, seven inches of fresh snow,” Dennis said.The conditions made for a less eventful run for many of the first mushers into Nikolai Tuesday morning. Mitch Seavey said it was the most snow he’d ever seen in the area during an Iditarod. Wade Marrs had to stand on the seat of his sled to keep his boots dry going through some overflow, but was otherwise unperturbed. Ryan Redington was the first musher into Nikolai, and says the hardest part for his team was punching through a trail that was just barely there.“A little soft, breaking trail, windblown,” Redington said.After the Rohn checkpoint, the trail narrows through the Buffalo Tunnels, so called because a local bison herd has been known to travel through the area. Then the land opens up along the Farewell Burn, speckled with spindly black spruce before eventually meeting the top of the Kuskokwim River.Joar Ulsom says the roughly 70-mile stretch into Nikolai had some unpleasant soft patches and overflow that dampened dog booties, but overall he’s grateful for the snow cover.“I mean the whole gorge, the burn, I’ve never ever seen snow in the burns before, but this year we had snow,” Ulsom said. “So that was pretty nice!”Ulsom had all 16 of his dogs still on the line when he pulled in, looking energized and alert. All the other mushers who arrived early into Nikolai had big teams, as well. That power will be important for the slog ahead.With deeper, windswept snow, dog teams have to work more than they would on a hard-packed, faster trail. Weather over the area, and up on toward checkpoints like McGrath, Takotna, and Ophir is expected to stay precipitous, potentially making for slower, more draining runs in the stretch ahead.last_img read more

first_imgMedak: The tenure of Medak Municipal council ended on Tuesday. The administration will continue under the special officer rule. Election fever gripped in the town. People are eager to elect their representatives for the next term in two months.last_img

first_img Share Listen Listen 00:00 /00:59 Photo via Pixabay X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /07:55 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Texas also saw a slight increase in the number of undocumented workers, though their overall share of the workforce was down.“Texas is also attracting U.S.-born workers and legal immigrant workers and those numbers are growing more rapidly,” according to Cohn. She said economic opportunity is likely what’s driving immigrants and others to come to the state.Using the interactive graph below, you can see undocumented population trends in Texas, the United States and other states, since 1990.The study comes as the Trump administration railed against Central American arrivals at the U.S. border and threatened to close it down. ….All will stay in Mexico. If for any reason it becomes necessary, we will CLOSE our Southern Border. There is no way that the United States will, after decades of abuse, put up with this costly and dangerous situation anymore!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2018Pew data also shows the median length of time an undocumented immigrant has lived in the U.S. is 15 years. X A new Pew Research Center study shows the undocumented population nationwide has dropped to its lowest number in a decade, down to 10.7 million people in 2016. The decline is partly due to a sharp decrease in the number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants arriving to the United States.However, the nationwide trend does not extend to the border state of Texas, though California, Arizona and New Mexico did see a decline in the unauthorized population since 2007.“Nationally, we’re seeing a decline in the number of unauthorized immigrants but in Texas the number was stable,” Pew researcher D’Vera Cohn told Houston Matters in an interview. The undocumented population in Texas was 1.55 million people in 2007 and 1.6 million people in 2016, creeping up 3% over those ten years. By contrast, in the 12 years prior to 2007, Texas’ unauthorized population doubled. last_img read more

first_imgIn the TV segment, which Trump retweeted late Monday night, Lou Dobbs reiterated unproven claims that Google was censoring political advertisement and showing biased search results. Dobbs was then joined by Breitbart News editor-at-large Peter Schweizer, who claimed that Google was “gonna go all in” on election interference in 2020.Trump went on to tweet Tuesday morning that he had recently been visited by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who had tried to assure him that the company wasn’t looking to influence the 2020 election. “It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee,” Trump tweeted, adding that the alleged interference was “very illegal.”A Google spokesperson responded Tuesday to the allegations with the following statement: “The statements made by this disgruntled former employee are absolutely false. We go to great lengths to build our products and enforce our policies in ways that don’t take political leanings into account. Distorting results for political purposes would harm our business and go against our mission of providing helpful content to all of our users.” Sacha B. Cohen’s Disgust at President Trump Fueled ‘Who is America’ Popular on Variety Trump Attorney Seeks Retraction of Lawrence O’Donnell’s Russian Loan Report In other posts, he mused whether the extreme-right Traditionalist Workers Party was run by “actual neo­-Nazis,” and suggested that a racist skinhead group should rebrand themselves as “The Helpful Neighborhood Bald Guys.” Relatedcenter_img Trump’s tweets were apparently prompted by a segment that aired Monday night on “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” In it, Dobbs interviewed former Google employee Kevin Cernekee, who alleged that Google executives were looking to “control the flow of information to the public, and make sure that Trump loses in 2020.”Cernekee rose to prominence after he was featured in a Wall Street Journal profile last week, in which he alleged that Google fired him for his conservative views. The company has denied this, and said that Cernekee was fired for downloading large amounts confidential information with the help of personal devices.Since the publication of the Journal story, a report in the Daily Caller has shown that Cernekee wasn’t merely sharing conservative views while at Google. Instead, Cernekee was using Google’s internal message boards to raise money in defense of white nationalist Richard Spencer. President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to attack Google, and allege without evidence that the search giant was looking to influence the 2020 election. “We are watching Google very closely,” he tweeted. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Once Upon a Time Builds Fun Lore Around a Seattle LandmarkOnce Upon a Time’s Final Battle Was the Happiest Ending After the end of last week’s episode, it looked like trouble was heading for Storybrooke. Suddenly, there were two villains running around. Would the Evil Queen and Gideon work together? Would Emma and Regina be forced to handle each threat alone, putting themselves in greater danger? As it turns out, no. As it turns out, it only took one episode for Regina to deal with her evil half for good.The flashbacks this time around gave us some backstory about the Evil Queen. Back in the Enchanted Forest, she was conducting raids for Snow White. Tinkerbell appeared and offered her a different path. She offers her a way to find her true love instead of focusing on hate. The Queen scoffs at the idea but spares Tinkerbell to prove that she does love her people. We soon find out that Tinkerbell isn’t the only person who thinks the Evil Queen needs to get… love. Her father says he’s found a way to find Snow White, but it turns out he’s been working with Tinkerbell. He leads her to Cupid’s arrow, which will lead her to the person she loves most. Jeez dad, mind your own business.The Evil Queen has no time for love but realizes that love and hate are closely related. She corrupts cupid’s arrow and directs it to find the person she hates most. She’s outraged when the arrow heads straight for the castle. How dare Snow White rob her while she’s away? But Snow is not in the castle. The arrow led the Evil Queen to her own mirror. That’s pretty harsh.Tony Perez as Prince Henry, Lana Parilla as the Evil Queen (Photo: ABC/Jack Rowand)Meanwhile, in Storybrooke, the Evil Queen and Robin are working together to escape. Robin wants to go to New York, but as filming there is expensive, the Queen has a better idea. She’ll send him back to the Wish world she created. At least he knew who he was back there. He agrees, but there’s something he has to do first. The Queen brings him to a graveyard and instructs him to start digging. That seems uncharacteristically dark for Once Upon a Time, but it turns out Robin is just digging up a small box. Inside are the sheers that can separate a person from their fate. Remember those? From all the way back in the fall? The Queen reveals her plan is to sever her connection with Regina. That would allow The Queen to kill Regina without dying herself.Elsewhere, everyone is fawning over Emma’s ring, but the engagement doesn’t last too long. Because this show loves to torture Captain Swan fans, the engagement is called off less than a single episode after the proposal happens. Hook, while saying goodbye to Captain Nemo (oh yeah, he’s been hanging around Storybrooke this whole time), shares his troubles about the secret he’s been keeping from his fiance. Nemo, like literally everyone else in town he’s talked to about this, says he should be honest with her. So of course, he does the opposite. He puts the memory in a dreamcatcher and Emma catches him trying to burn it. To no one’s surprise, she is less angry about Hook’s past but furious that he tried to hide it from her. Because he didn’t trust her enough, to be honest, she gives the ring back.Colin O’Donoghue as Captain Hook. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Back in the more interesting part of Storybrooke, we finally get to the big Evil Queen vs. Regina battle. The Queen, who has sent Robin back to the Wish realm, confronts Regina and severs the bond between them. A short, fun swordfight ensues with the two women magically throwing each other across the room. Regina traps the Evil Queen and takes her heart out. Just as she’s about to crush it, she sees herself in the broken mirror, tying in nicely with the flashback. Rather than becoming a person she hates again, she takes out her own heart and presses the two together. Regina trades some love for some hate, effectively making the Evil Queen and Regina, the same person in different costumes.They convince the rest of the town to give the Queen a second chance, and Henry uses his author powers to give her a happy ending. He sends her to a place where “she could get a fresh start.” That turns out to be the Wish realm with Robin. She finds herself outside the bar where Robin is drinking. She sits down at his table, and he offers to buy him a drink. Will she return as a villain? It’s possible, but for now, she has her happy ending. At least some version of Regina gets to end up with Robin.Sadly, the same can’t be said for Hook and Emma just yet. Hook moves his stuff out of Emma’s house and prepares to join Captain Nemo on the Nautilus while he figures things out. Just as he’s about to board, Deus Ex Snow White appears to tell him what’s been going on with the Queen and Regina. She reminds him that love can fix anything and Hook decides to stay in Storybrooke. Unfortunately, when he tells Captain Nemo of his decision, the Nautilus submerges unexpectedly. Gideon (oh yeah, he’s still here) appears and reveals he gave the order for the Nautilus to ship out. For what he’s planning, Hook can’t be with Emma. Jerk.Giles Matthey as Gideon. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)After two fun, exciting Once Upon a Time episode in a row, this week’s was a letdown. The flashbacks didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know, and the entire episode felt like it was just here to get the Evil Queen out of the way. Gideon is the main villain of the season now, and even in snake form, the Queen was just a distraction. The problem was it all felt too easy. The Evil Queen comes back, and in one episode, they find a simple solution that makes everybody happy. I hope she doesn’t come back as a villain in the future. Now that she and Regina appear to be the exact same person, she’s a lot less interesting. The focus on getting the Evil Queen business squared away also pushed the Hook-Emma story into the background. Their breakup should have been a bigger deal. Instead, it was a minor detour before we got back to the episode’s main plot. Let’s hope that the return of Aladdin and Jasmine will get things back on track next week.last_img read more

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. We may soon be able to harness Earth’s wasted heat for energy. If you’re thinking “Wait, don’t we already do that with geothermal?!” this isn’t quite that.Almost everything we know of gives off at least a little bit of heat in the form of infrared radiation. This isn’t quite the same thing as the heat that you feel, as these signals are electromagnetic waves. And that means that in the same way that we can use an antenna to gather up radio signals, we can pick up these transmissions and use them to generate an electrical current. If enough antennas are put together, that current could translate into a tremendous amount of power. And when I say that, I really mean it.Millions of gigawatts effectively “leak” from the Earth each second. The heat from you, your pets, and every object around you is constantly generating a tiny bit of radiation. It’s safe, of course, but with every single object on Earth giving off just a bit, there’s a lot of untapped potential here. Which is exactly what lead researcher Atif Shamin wanted to study.By constructing specialized antennas that rely on a bizarre, but well-known phenomenon called quantum tunneling, Shamin’s team was able to collect a tiny amount of power using otherwise wasted infrared rays.An associate professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, Shamin designed a new type of diode and antenna that can handle the frequencies. Until now, the issue has been the physical creation of such antennas. Because infrared signals oscillate so quickly, whatever device you use to collect them has to be on the nano-scale, something that’s hard to build and even harder to test.“There is no commercial diode in the world that can operate at such high frequency,” Shamin said in a statement. “That’s why we turned to quantum tunneling.”Instead of trying to make the antenna work at these high frequencies, the team used two nano-antennas in a bowtie-like arrangement. There is a small, nano-scale overlap between the two, bridged by a small insulator. Normally, with this configuration, nothing would happen. But, because electrons can tunnel, under very specific conditions, the team was able to generate a tiny amount of power.Explaining the process is challenging to anyone without at least a few university physics courses under their belt, but in the simplest terms, if a gap is small enough, sometimes, particles will spontaneously jump it. In this case, these particles are electrons. Originally coming from the electromagnetic waves of the infrared rays, and then essentially retooled to be used as electricity by the mechanism.Right now the process is horribly inefficient and requires a ton of advanced materials and a specialized lab just to produce the equipment. But Shamin believes there’s potential. “This is just the beginning – a proof of concept,” he added.In time, it’s possible that we could coat all kinds of things with these antennas and recapture wasted heat from heavy industry, or collect the heat from cities for use as power. There’s huge potential, though that will likely be limited by how well we can manufacture many super-tiny, super-precise systems. Right now, we’re a long way off, but it’s cool stuff regardless. Stay on targetcenter_img Watch: ‘Fighting’ Male Pythons Spotted By Australian Snake CatcherHubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous Glow last_img read more