The Conduit 2 gameplay videos impress

first_imgThe original Conduit game on Wii was heralded as an enjoyable, yet flawed experience. But importantly, it showed the potential of what was possible on the Wii for first-person shooters. Now it looks as though The Conduit 2 may deliver what the first game should have been.These two gameplay video show both the single and multiplayer games. What’s clear is the game looks great and runs fast demonstrating developer High Voltage Software knew exactly what needed fixing. While the Wii can never match the 360 or PS3 on graphics, any gamer will tell you graphics mean little if the gameplay is rubbish.While those who played Conduit may be a bit apprehensive about investing time and money again, Conduit 2 should certainly be on your “to watch” list as we head towards release sometime in 2011.Read more at CVGlast_img

The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected Judges grill lawyers

first_img Feb 8th 2017, 7:10 AM ‘The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected’: Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban During a hearing yesterday, government lawyers argued that Trump’s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns. Share7 Tweet Email Short URL THE US JUSTICE Department faced tough questioning as it urged a court of appeals to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, put on hold in a legal challenge last week.The latest twist in the showdown comes four days after a federal judge suspended Trump’s decree, re-opening US borders to the thousands of refugees and travellers who had been suddenly barred from the country.Three judges from an appellate court in San Francisco chaired an hour-long telephone hearing followed online by more than 130,000 people – a record, the court said – and broadcast live to millions more on television.ConcernsDuring the high-stakes hearing, a lawyer for the government argued that Trump’s immigration curbs were motivated by national security concerns and that the federal judge had overstepped his authority in suspending them.“This is a traditional national security judgment that is assigned to the political branches and the president,” Justice Department lawyer August Flentje argued.He said Trump had acted within his constitutional powers and those delegated to him by Congress in issuing the January 27 executive order in the interest of the United States.The hearing was focused on whether to lift the suspension of the ban, not on the constitutionality of the decree itself – a broader battle that looks likely to go all the way to the Supreme Court.The appeals court would probably rule later this week, a court spokesman said.The three-judge panel often appeared skeptical during the hearing, with Judge Richard Clifton at one point calling the government’s argument “pretty abstract.”The judges questioned Flentje about the evidence connecting the seven targeted countries to terrorism, and pressed him on whether the ban amounts to religious discrimination, as its opponents claim.Is it a Muslim ban? The White House insists the decree is in the interest of national security, giving the new administration time to beef up vetting procedures to keep potential terrorists out of the country.Its detractors claim it violates the constitution by discriminating against people on the basis of their religion.A lawyer representing the states of Washington and Minnesota — which brought the federal lawsuit against Trump’s ban with support from numerous advocacy groups — urged the judges to keep the decree on hold while the case runs its course.“It has always been the judicial branch’s role to say what the law is and to serve as a check on abuses by the executive branch,” Solicitor General Noah Purcell said.“That judicial rule has never been more important in recent memory than it is today, but the president is asking… to reinstate the executive order without full judicial review and throw this country back into chaos,” he added.The states’ counsel also came under sustained questioning, with Judge Clifton, a George W Bush nominee, appearing unconvinced by his arguments that the ban amounted to religious discrimination.“I have trouble understanding why we’re supposed to infer religious animus when in fact the vast majority of Muslims would not be affected,” he said, pointing out that less than 15 percent of the world’s Muslims were affected.Purcell argued that the states were not required to show that all Muslims would be affected but only that the ban was “motivated in part by a desire to harm Muslims.”Experts believe the argument to reinstate the ban is facing an uphill struggle.Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, said although it is uncertain which way the judges are leaning in the case, he would be surprised if they side with the government.“He (Flentje) really had trouble with many of the questions and I don’t think his answers satisfied the judges who were asking them,” he said.“He just didn’t seem as well prepared as I would expect a lawyer for the US government to be,” he added.Trump’s executive order barred entry to all refugees for 120 days, and to travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, triggering chaos at US airports and worldwide condemnation. Refugees from Syria were barred indefinitely.‘We feel confident’ Appearing to lay the groundwork in case of a setback, the White House earlier on Tuesday sought to play down the significance of the upcoming ruling.“All that’s at issue tonight is the hearing is an interim decision on whether the president’s order is enforced or not until the case is heard on the actual merits of the order,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.“That’s why I think we feel confident.”Hosting a group of American sheriffs at the White House on Tuesday, Trump hammered home the rationale for his decree as “common sense.”He has lashed out at the Seattle judge who suspended his order, James Robart, as a “so-called” judge — a slur that drew criticism from his own Republican camp — and sought to pin blame on him, and courts in general, for potential future attacks on US soil.“Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril,” he tweeted on Sunday. “If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”- © AFP 2017.Read: White House accuses media of ‘under reporting’ terror attacks>Watch: Donald Trump will NOT be allowed address the British Parliament, speaker says> By AFP 95 Comments Image: Evan Vucci/PA Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 7:10 AM 16,844 Views Image: Evan Vucci/PA last_img read more

Un jour dans la vie diffusé ce soir sur You Tube

first_img“Un jour dans la vie”, diffusé ce soir sur You TubeEn juillet dernier, des milliers d’internautes participaient à “Un jour dans la vie”, un projet cinématographique lancé par deux figures hollywoodiennes, Ridley Scott et Kevin MacDonald : tout le monde était invité à mettre des vidéos sur You Tube décrivant les instants de leur vie, à une date bien précise. Depuis, un film de 90 minutes a été réalisé grâce à ces témoignages. Il sera diffusé sur la plateforme de partage de vidéos ce soir. 80.000 séquences, soit 4.500 heures de rushes à trier ! C’est ce que Kevin MacDonald, réalisateur primé aux Oscars, a reçu, de la part des internautes du monde entier. Ces derniers avaient été invités à filmer un moment de leur quotidien à une date bien précise : le 24 juillet 2010. En collectant ces vidéos amateurs, la vedette hollywoodienne, qui a également travaillé avec Ridley Scott sur ce projet, souhaitait réaliser un “film communautaire”. Leur objectif  ? “Il s’agit d’encapsuler des instants dans la vie des gens, de montrer la connexion qui peut se faire entre des personnes qui résident en différents endroits du monde mais peuvent vivre la même chose le même jour”, avait confié l’été dernier, Kevin MacDonald. Ainsi, il a voulu offrir un aperçu de notre monde. N’importe quel instant pouvait être capturé par une caméra. Au lancement de cette opération internationale, ils avaient précisé : “Vous pouvez filmer l’ordinaire, comme un lever de soleil, un trajet pour aller au travail, ou bien l’extraordinaire : les premiers pas d’un enfant, la réaction à un décès ou à un mariage”.Le film de 90 minutes n’est pas sorti en salles mais a été projeté au Festival du film de Sundance 2011, le plus célèbre rassemblement du cinéma indépendant américain, qui s’est ouvert le 20 janvier et se clôturera dimanche. Néanmoins, les internautes qui souhaitent découvrir les séquences choisies et montées par les équipes de Kevin MacDonald et Ridley Scott, sont invités à se rendre sur la page You Tube du film (lien non disponible) ce soir, à 19 heures. Le 28 janvier 2011 à 11:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Does Indeed Have a Battle Royale

first_img ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition’ Gives You Less Ga…The SCUF Vantage Black Ops 4 Controller is for Serious Call of Duty Players Stay on target Last month, reports began to circulate about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 not having a traditional single-player campaign. Instead, the game would focus on the franchise’s ever-popular multiplayer modes. The most interesting part of the reports said Black Ops 4 would contain its own version of battle royale. Today, all of these rumors have pretty much been confirmed during the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal stream.Today’s presentation began with a trailer for multiplayer. Unlike Black Ops 3, this mode is more “boots on the ground.” Don’t expect robots or much in the way of futuristic technology. We see each of the mode’s different characters and what their special abilities are. There was a particular focus on shields, which can be used both for defense and offense. More than previous multiplayer modes, this one is all about keeping players engaged in the action. Being able to heal oneself during the middle of a fight is one way for players to remain in the game.Weapons are more customizable than ever. Each one has their own set of attachments, which help make them unique for each player. Operator mods help guns go beyond core functionality, and the true predictive recoil system gives each weapon a different feel. As explained during the stream, every weapon can be seen as its own character.Though the game doesn’t have a traditional campaign, story elements are woven into each of the multiplayer modes. For example, there is a solo mode where players can play as one of the specialists from multiplayer. Here, they’ll not only learn how to play as each player class, but also learn about the characters’ backstories.It wouldn’t be a proper Call of Duty experience without zombies. Though Black Ops 4 gives players the opportunity to team up with friends to fight off undead hordes, it’s doing so in a new way. The four main characters, Scarlet, Bruno, Diego, and Shaw, must travel through time in order to stop an evil organization hellbent on destroying the world. In the trailer, we see the heroes fighting zombies in Ancient Rome (perhaps inspired by the abandoned Call of Duty: Roman Wars concept?), the doomed Titanic, and Alcatraz. These settings constitute the three launch-day zombie modes: IX, Voyage of Despair, and Blood of the Dead (respectively).The zombie modes will have a new feature named Callings. These post-launch updates have seasonal content, limited-time challenges, and more. Players can also make the zombie experience their own via the mutation system. Here, they can adjust difficulty settings, zombie speed, player damage, and other gameplay elements. A new mode called Zombie Rush is tailor-made for newcomers who may find the traditional zombie mode intimidating.It’s no surprise that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming to PC. What is unexpected is the fact the game will be exclusive to Blizzard’s The port is being handled by Beenox and features dedicated servers, uncapped framerate, 4K resolution and HDR support, and a redesigned user-interface. The controls have also been tweaked for players who prefer to play with keyboard and mouse. Players can take advantage of features like friend lists.Last but not least is the announcement of a battle royale mode called Blackout. According to the developers, this map is 1,500 times bigger than Nuketown. Based on today’s presentation, it appears this oversized map is composed of famous maps from the previous Call of Duty titles. Though this battle royale mode is similar to PUBG and Fortnite, it is designed to feel like Call of Duty. It still has the signature controls, and fluid gameplay players have come to know. Players can use different vehicles and engage each other on land, sea, and air. Unfortunately, there was no actual gameplay shown for this mode. We can assume we’ll see it in action during E3.Expect Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to land on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 12.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Memphis Depay hits back at transfer claims Get your facts straight

first_imgDutch winger Memphis Depay has hit out against media outlets for misquoting him in saying that he’s keen on a transfer to a big European club.Following a failed spell at Manchester United, Depay has re-established himself as one of Europe’s most promising youngsters following an impressive two years at French side Lyon.But the Netherlands international was quoted in an interview with Dutch magazine Helden saying that he wants to move to one of the best clubs in Europe in either “Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich”.These comments prompted Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to retort that Depay is welcome to leave and that it would suit him well.However, Depay has now taken to social media to announce his words were misquoted and added that the interview was done two months ago.“It’s really sad that other people, blogs and websites change my words just to put people against me!” Depay wrote on Twitter.“The real ones know. I would never say anything bad about Lyon, they are the club that gave me the opportunity when I needed it!Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“The blogs and several websites just take a short quote out a big interview I did with Helden Magazine 2 MONTHS AGO! and make it look bad so and change my words, but once again if you been [sic] in this football industry for a while you will know.“I really like Lyon and people see me in the streets all the time! I also mentioned that Lyon play better football then most of the clubs with big names!“So before you try to call me names or attack me, make sure you get your facts straight instead of running with the rumours.”Depay has managed six goals and 13 assists in 29 appearances for Lyon across all competitions this season.I really like Lyon and People see me in the streets all the time! I also mentioned that @OL play better football then most of the clubs with big names! So before you try to call me names or attack me make sure you get your facts straight instead of running with the rumors #Ivory— Memphis (@Memphis) January 30, 2019last_img read more

One Take LIVVIA Shouts Out Britney Spears Sofi Tukker More

first_img One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Facebook Watch One Take With Logic One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take: LIVVIA Shouts Out Britney Spears, Sofi Tukker & More Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Prev Next Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 18, 2018 – 3:30 pm Watch: One Take With LIVVIA Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Superfruit Twitter Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Dorothy News One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Afrojackcenter_img Email One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: LIVVIA Does The One Take Challenge one-take-livvia-shouts-out-britney-spears-sofi-tukker-more Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messenger One Take With The Mrs Watch: One Take With MØ One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With The Mrs One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Logic LIVVIA played One Take,’s fun interview series that puts artists in the hot seat to answer as many rapid-fire questions as they can about music, life and everything in between in only 60 seconds.We found out the first album she bought, how she describes her fashion sense, the best part about touring, the last song she listened to, and her favorite city on the west coast. And it turns out, some questions are just impossible to answer. One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With The Mrs One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal The singer/songwriter lets us in on the first album she bought, her fashion sense, favorite part about touring, and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 18, 2018 – 3:31 pm Not long ago, we sat down with indie singer/songwriter LIVVIA to discuss her recent graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, her single “Catch A Body” and what we can expect next. But while she was here, we also put her to the test. One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves last_img read more

Brave browsers grand plan will pay you to view privacyrespecting ads

first_img Share your voice Laptops Software Internet Internet Services Blockchain Advertising Brave browser Privacy Cryptocurrency Comments Tags The Brave web browser will let you sign up to see a handful of ads each day and, for a while, keep the lion’s share of their revenue. Brave What if online ads weren’t the distracting, privacy-invading, malware-laced, battery-gobbling mess they’ve become? What if they could even fund worthy websites?That’s what startup Brave hopes to accomplish with a major new phase of its browser business. Brave began its existence three years ago by blocking all ads by default. On Tuesday, it’ll start offering anyone using the developer version of Brave the option of seeing privacy-respecting ads. And, in a few weeks, when Brave 1.0 arrives on personal computers, Brave will give those users 70 percent of the ad revenue.”We think we can make advertising great,” Brave co-founder and Chief Executive Brendan Eich said in an exclusive interview with CNET about the new phase of the company’s business.It’s a tall order. A respectable 5.5 million people use Brave each month, but that’s a tiny fraction of the billion-plus who use the dominant web browser, Google’s Chrome. To be successful, Brave will not only have to attract a lot more people to use its browser and to embrace its ads, it’ll also have to convince partners in the advertising and publishing industries that the complications of the technology are worth it. Advertisers are expected to spend $132.32 billion on US digital ads this year, according to tracking firm eMarketer. It’s a vast, entrenched industry.Plenty of online companies — Facebook and Google to name two — have offered consumers real value for free by showing ads. So fixing ad tech is a worthy goal. But many of us have lost faith in ads, and hundreds of millions of us now block them altogether.Separately, ads and ad trackers take their toll on computing power, battery life and network usage. And then some ads are just plain bad. About one in 200 ads is a form of malware, and more than one in 100 video ads is fraudulent, according to a December report from security company Confiant.Sure, we could pay our way to a healthier internet. Spending money on paywalls and subscriptions is a great way to get online video, news and music without ads’ downsides. But honestly, how many services are you going to pay for on top of your phone bill, broadband, Netflix, HBO Now, Spotify and Amazon Prime? We don’t generally bristle at ads in magazines and newspapers, and some of us even tune into the Super Bowl to watch them.How Brave’s ad system worksThe first phase of Brave’s ad system won’t actually pay anybody anything, but instead will just get the system on its feet. Actual payments are scheduled to arrive in several weeks with the release of Brave 1.0. When it kicks in, you’ll get 70 percent of the ad revenue. Brave collects the rest. A slider will let you pick how many ads to see each day, from one to 20. Just seeing an ad generates a bit of revenue, but clicking on it generates more.How much money? As a lower bound, perhaps $5 per month if you see 120 ads, Eich estimated. “We aim higher,” he added Tuesday on Twitter.The Brave Rewards system is designed to reduce ad fraud, malvertising, and privacy invasion.The Brave Rewards system seeks to reduce ad fraud, malvertising and privacy invasion. Brave It’s an opt-in system. So unless you enable it, you’ll just keep getting the regular ad-blocking Brave. “If enough opt in, that could become the main revenue of the company,” Eich said, adding that he thinks it’s possible that 40 percent of users could sign up.Initially, Brave’s ads will target you based on website context, inferring your interest in ad-related subjects by the content of websites you visit. In coming months, Brave plans more sophisticated targeting, based on things like the text you type into search engines. “Search queries are still a hot intent signal,” Eich said, meaning they’re a good predictor of where you might be spending money. What’s different about Brave’s system is that all the targeting is done inside the browser. Publishers and advertisers don’t know anything about you; they aim for particular keywords that the browser can match internally. All the outside parties see is confirmation that people saw their ads.This first phase of Brave’s ads is just between the advertisers and you. Later this year, Brave plans another phase in partnership with publishers. There, ads will appear on the websites you visit, not just in separate tabs. In that phase, publishers will get 70 percent of the ad revenue, you’ll get 15 percent and Brave will get 15 percent, Eich said.”We’re trying to align interests with a transparent fee schedule,” Eich said. “That takes a lot of the fear out of it.”For now, the system works only on Brave for personal computers. Phone users will get it, but Brave doesn’t have the necessary payment plumbing yet. The next step on that path will be the inclusion of a digital wallet in the Android version of Brave, scheduled for this month, Eich said.Catering to the crypto crowdBrave’s initial ads are supplied by networks, including BuySellAds and TAP Network, and by three cryptocurrency-focused companies that might be interested in Brave’s techie audience: AirSwap, Fluidity and Uphold.Why the crypto connection? Because Brave relies on it and already used it successfully to raise startup funding for the company in 2017.Brave created a payment system called Brave Rewards that uses a cryptocurrency-like payment technology called the basic attention token (BAT) that enables low-cost financial transactions between advertisers, publishers, Brave and you. Bitcoin, the highest profile cryptocurrency, hasn’t fared well over the past year, but BAT is intended to facilitate payments, not to be some kind of hype-pumped investment vehicle.Already, Brave can be used to send BAT payments to website publishers, Twitch game streamers and YouTubers. By default, if you’ve opted into the system, Brave sends the funds monthly based on how often you spend time with the various creators. But you can also tip specific people or assign fixed contributions to creators and publishers you like.Today, Brave sends monthly BAT grants to Brave users that then are distributed to creators who’ve signed up to receive them. The idea with Brave’s ad system is that the ad revenue will substitute for the grants, Eich said. For now, only creators can convert their received BAT into real-world money, but later Brave plans to let ordinary Brave users do so as well.Ad blockers are a problem for website publishers. Brave wants to build an ad ecosystem where some of the ad revenue you receive will be redirected to websites you visit.Ad blockers are a problem for website publishers. Brave wants to build an ad ecosystem where some of the ad revenue you receive will be redirected to websites you visit.  Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET Brave also hopes to let people use BAT for premium content like a news article you’d like to read without having to pull out your credit card for a subscription. Some have signed up to receive contributions if not necessarily to show Brave’s ads. The most notable names are news sites such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vice and Slate.Tough sellConvincing people to sign up for the whole system is one of Brave’s challenges. If nothing else, it’s a lot to digest. Big publishers will have to learn to accept a very different ad system, and Brave will have to convince creators and publishers to sign on. Tens of thousands have joined up so far, though.One example of the difficulties arose in December when YouTuber Tom Scott, who has 1.4 million subscribers, objected to Brave’s ways. Brave users can contribute BAT to publishers and creators even if they haven’t signed up for Brave, holding the tokens in escrow for a year in case they do sign up. Otherwise, the tokens return to the user growth pool Brave uses to generate interest in the BAT system.Scott didn’t like the system. “I don’t ask for donations or crowdfunding on any platform … If someone’s asking you for money or suggesting that you can donate to me, it’s not true and you should stay well clear,” he tweeted. “This warning is prompted by a company called Brave, who’ve been taking cryptocurrency donations ‘for me,’ using my name and photo, without my consent,” he added in a follow-up tweet.Brave scrambled to make changes after the concern. Two days after Scott’s complaint, Brave issued an update to “clearly indicate which publishers and creators have not yet joined Brave Rewards so users can better control how they donate and tip,” the company said. “Moreover, creators that have not verified with Brave will no longer have their YouTube or Twitch channel images appear within Brave Rewards.”And last week, it made another change: Contributions and tips to unverified publishers are now held in the browser and transferred if the recipient signs up within 90 days — or otherwise returned.Scott tweeted Tuesday that he’s mollified: “These are good changes, and they fix the complaints I had!”But evidently it’s not a simple matter to try to rebuild online advertising. Eich hopes for the best.”It’s going to be a bumpy ride,” Eich said. “We can make a better world.”First published Jan. 15, 9 a.m. PT.Update, 10:54 a.m. PT: Adds Twitter response to Brave changes from Tom Scott. Update, 1:13 p.m. PT: Adds estimate for how much money you could expect to earn. Update, 3:09 p.m. PT, clarifies that ad keyword matching doesn’t send information outside the browser.Blockchain Decoded: CNET looks at the tech powering bitcoin — and soon, too, a myriad of services that will change your life.Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work. 6last_img read more

Elon Musk SpaceX Raptor rocket engine ready for Starship

first_imgIn the meantime, Musk has dropped insider looks at heat-shield testing and now the Raptor preparations, showing that development on Starship is moving ahead at a rapid pace.SpaceX will need to keep the rocket pedal to the metal if it wants to make its proposed 2023 date with the moon. 16 Photos On Feb. 4, Musk uploaded a couple of videos of the test firing to his Twitter account, and, it goes without saying but, you wouldn’t want to be standing behind this thing when it’s ready to blow. Raptor risingThe Raptor has been under development for years, but Musk said in December that the latest version is “radically redesigned.” Musk spilled a few geeky details on the test engine’s thrust and how it’s geared toward reaching the moon as fast as possible. FilmMagic/Getty Images We know what SpaceX’s next-generation Starship looks like. Now Elon Musk has shared a series of new looks at the Raptor engine that’ll one day rocket it off our planet — including a sublime display from its first test firings.Musk first posted a pair of images to Twitter on Feb. 1 showing a Starship Raptor engine and saying SpaceX was preparing to fire it at SpaceX’s Texas facility. One of the images included a worker standing near the engine, giving us a good sense of its scale. First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Share your voice Design requires at least 170 metric tons of force. Engine reached 172 mT & 257 bar chamber pressure with warm propellant, which means 10% to 20% more with deep cryo.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2019 The moon goal is an important one. SpaceX and Musk announced last year that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had bought up all the seats for a planned 2023 Starship mission to travel around the moon.Musk says Starship will eventually have seven of the new engines. SpaceX currently has a “hopper” prototype of the stainless-steel Starship meant for takeoff and landing tests, with hopes of unveiling an orbital version by midyear.Musk has been openly engaging with SpaceX fans on Twitter. One asked if he’s finding rocket engine design easier or harder over time. “Well, my past mistakes do seem extremely dumb, especially the ones where I mistakenly thought I was smart,” Musk replied.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Those images were just a warm-up. Musk posted a blazing-hot view on Thursday of the engine in action, saying, “Raptor just achieved power level needed for Starship and Super Heavy.” Musk envisions a future in which Starship carries humans all the way to Mars and helps establish an outpost on the red planet. SpaceX suffered a setback in January when high winds in Texas toppled the nose cone off the Starship prototype. Musk said at the time it’d take several weeks to repair the damage.  Elon Musk unveils assembled SpaceX Starship and it’s glorious SpaceX blasts Starship heat shield with industrial flamethrowers First published Feb. 1, 8:20 a.m. PT.Updates Feb. 3 at 8:12 p.m.: Adds test-firing images and videos from Elon Musk’s Twitter account; Feb. 7 at 10:22 a.m.: Includes new test-firing image and details from Elon Musk’s Twitter account.  NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Tagscenter_img Initially making one 200 metric ton thrust engine common across ship & booster to reach the moon as fast as possible. Next versions will split to vacuum-optimized (380+ sec Isp) & sea-level thrust optimized (~250 ton).— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2019 Well, my past mistakes do seem extremely dumb, especially the ones where I mistakenly thought I was smart— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2019— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2019 Raptor just achieved power level needed for Starship & Super Heavy— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2019 Sci-Tech 7 Starship shines Musk says the Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket designs require an engine that can put out at least 170 metric tons of force. The most recent SpaceX Raptor test showed the engine reached 172 metric tons of force. Preparing to fire the Starship Raptor engine at @SpaceX Texas— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2019 Comments Burn, baby, burnStarship is meant to eventually be paired with a Super Heavy rocket, formerly known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Super Heavy will use up to 31 Raptor engines, though Musk says initial tests will probably involve fewer engines “in case it blows up.” Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship Elon Musk Space SpaceXlast_img read more

New Act aims at resurvey of land in State Pilli Subhash

first_imgAmaravati: The Deputy Chief Minister (Revenue) Pilli Subhash Chandrabose said that the state government aimed for resurvey the entire lands with new technology called Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS). Addressing a Press conference at secretariat here on Thursday, he said the government has estimated an expenditure of around Rs 1,600 crore for the entire project and pilot project will be initiated at Jaggayyapet. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us He said that the state government introduced the revenue reforms to maintain land records in a transparent manner. He observed that the revenue system in the state has paralysed and there is an urgent need for immediate measures to protect the interests of the land owners. The Dy CM stated that due to problems in the agriculture sector, at least 3 lakh agriculture workers in the districts like East and West Godavari migrated to Hyderabad to take up other works. They are settled as construction labourers or in other works. He stated that the government is trying to create confidence among such people in the state and brought the new Land Title Act. He said that if the governments create confidence among farmers and tenants then they will continue cultivation. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us The Minister, earlier addressed Joint Collectors’ conference and directed the officials to create awareness among all the farming community across the state about the scheme. The Deputy Chief Minister stated that the government has decided to distribute housing lands for the eligible poor. He said that at least 25 lakh families are without houses and all of them will be provided with the houses. Reacting on the reservations under EWS and the failure of state government in implementing it for the ongoing recruitment, he said that the issue is in courts and government could not solve it until the matter disposed off.last_img read more

Divisions That We Suffer From Today Began With Vietnam Says Ken Burns

first_img“Vietnam is the most important event in American history in the second half of the 20th century”,   filmmaker Ken Burns explains about his documentary series The Vietnam War,  which he co-directed with Lynn Novick and presented in Houston on Wednesday.Both Burns and Novick had a conversation with Houston Public Media prior to the preview to talk about their 18-hour series,  which contain new and unpublished footage of the war and show the conflict from many different perspectives, including veterans from both sides, the political context in both countries, and the unresolved grief around the issue. “A good deal of the divisions that we suffer from today began, and metastasized badly during the Vietnam period, and we haven’t really been able to put them to bed”, says Burns. “It still divides us, as it does the Vietnamese people…” Sharelast_img

DC GOP Voters Favor Rubio Kasich Over Trump

first_imgU.S. Sen. Marco Rubio won 10 delegates in the D.C. Republican primary. (Courtesy Photo)While billionaire Donald Trump may be winning primaries in many states, he came up significantly short compared to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the District Republican primary. Rubio edged past Kasich in the March 12 primary at the Loews Madison Hotel in downtown D.C. With a total of 2,839 voters, Rubio had 37.3 percent of the vote to Kasich’s 35.54 percent with Trump falling way behind with 13.77 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bringing up the rear at 12.36 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Dr. Ben Carson each got less than one percent of the vote, even though they were long gone from the race. The results mean that 10 delegates to the Republican National Convention, to take place from July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio, will be pledged to Rubio. Kasich will have nine and the three District members of the Republican National Committee, who are automatic delegates – Jill Homan, Jose Cunningham and Bob Kabel – are likely to support Rubio because he was the top vote getter. Black delegates elected to represent the District in Cleveland are Rich Counts, Laurent Crenshaw, and Jennifer Higgins. Six percent of District voters are Republicans. The city has never supported a Republican candidate for president since 1964, when the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted the District the right to vote in national elections. Political experts and District historians say the city’s Black population and the progressive bent of its Whites are why it’s a Democratic stronghold. Herbert Harris, a resident of Ward 7, waited almost 50 minutes in line to vote for Kasich and was one of the few Blacks casting a ballot. He said the former Ohio U.S. representative has the qualifications and experience to be president. “Gov. Kasich has legislative experience and he understands how Washington works” Harris said. “He has years of experience on Capitol Hill. He is mature and understands what is expected of a president.”While Trump got no delegates from the D.C. Republican Party, he has a supporter in African American Amone Banks, a resident of Ward 5 and a former Democrat. “I like his ideas about bringing jobs back to the U.S.,” Banks said. “I also like what he says because he takes a strong stance on issues, is funding his own campaign, and [is] not beholden to special interests. My wife disagrees with me and we argue, but I’m with Trump.” Georgetown University student Ra’Mond Hines wants Cruz to live in the White House next. “I agree with him on a number of issues such as the Constitution should be interpreted strictly and his ideas on controlling immigration,” Hines, a member of the university’s College Republican Club, said. “Blacks should consider voting for Cruz because he will support small businesses and he will dialogue with the Black Lives Matter movement.”last_img read more

Can Denis Villeneuves Dune Survive in a Star Wars Universe

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… As winter continues, let’s talk about a hot and harsh desert planet.Today’s media landscape is pretty much dominated by professional fan-fiction. Instead of making movies and TV shows inspired by past franchises we love, new generations of creatives cut out the middleman and just make updated versions of those same old franchises. Nothing dies, but nothing else is allowed to be born.Star Wars is the ultimate, omnipresent example of this. We’ve been picking apart its influences for decades. However, Star Wars isn’t cool just because it references Kurosawa and Flash Gordon. It’s cool because it synthesizes those inspirations into a fresh new form. But now, instead of getting new things inspired by Star Wars, we’re just getting more Star Wars. When the movies are good, that’s fine, but it’s hard not to mourn the future creative visions that could have been. If anything, we’re just going further backward. Need convincing? They’re officially make another Dune movie.Last month, production company Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights to Frank Herbert’s landmark sci-fi novel Dune. Recently, we learned that Denis Villeneuve will direct. After Blade Runner 2049, it seems Villeneuve wants to be the Herbert West Re-Animator of important but dead sci-fi properties. The project could fall apart, but let’s imagine we could be watching a new Dune movie in the next few years. What is the value of a new take on Dune in our current Star Wars status quo?Dune, of course, had a massive impact on science-fiction, whether or not you think it’s actually any good. One of the most obvious examples of its influence is the original Star Wars movie. Both star young men from illustrious bloodlines stranded on harsh desert worlds who tap into their latent mystical powers to deal a crushing blow to a tyrannical intergalactic emperor. Plus there are giant worms.I read through Dune back when I was unemployed (a great time to read it) and half of the appeal was just seeing all of these elements that in my mind were totally Star Wars things. Realizing these connections was as illuminating as reading a history textbook. The rest of the appeal came from space witches and harvesting space opium from space Afghanistan.A lot of Dune is in Star Wars, and Star Wars is a great movie. So logic dictates a Dune movie should also be great. But history keeps proving this wrong. Kyle MacLachlan’s tweet summary of the 1984 Dune movie may be delightful, but no amount of David Lynch weirdness can make the movie itself actually worthwhile. In 2000, the SyFy Channel (spelled correctly at the time) adapted the first three books of the Dune saga as a pair of miniseries. They even snagged some good actors like William Hurt, Susan Sarandon, and James McAvoy. But are these fondly remembered? I could be wrong here, but is there a rapid, unironic fanbase for any of these Dune adaptations?To date, the best Dune adaptation is the one that failed to get made. Jodorowsky’s Dune is a wonderful documentary about eccentric director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Sisyphean quest to adapt Dune in the 1970s after bursting onto the scene with weirdo cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He tortured his son to make him a swordfighter. Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger were going to be in the film. Orson Welles was going to play an evil, cosmic, technological orb a decade before Transformers: The Movie.The documentary’s true purpose is to show how even if an artistic endeavor technically never happens (and based on the surreal scale of Jodorowsky’s ambition that movie was never going to happen) it can still have value and presence in the real world by influencing other things. Jodorowsky and his team brought a lot of ideas to the project that weren’t in the book. Most of them didn’t even read it. Those ideas, which were pitched to film studios, found their way into later movies like Alien, The Terminator, The Fifth Element, and, you guessed it, Star Wars.Meanwhile, Jodorowsky adapted some of the material into his own comic book, the acclaimed L’Incal. It has a psychedelic childbirth driven by sheer shared spiritual willpower and a bird made of concrete. What more could you want? The Neon Demon’s Nicolas Winding Refn, who very much understands the tension between the new and the old in art, tried to turn the graphic novel into a movie. However, once again Jodorowsky’s take on Dune failed to hit the big screen. It exists only in our collective creative consciousness, which seems appropriate given the man and franchise.So to recap, Dune’s legacy on film is a combination of bad adaptations that actually happened and promising good adaptations that died so other good sci-fi movies could live. With that kind of track record, what hope can we have for a new Dune movie? Maybe something good will happen. After all, Villeneuve is a great director, and in the past two years we’ve seen shockingly excellent reimaginings of similar urtext properties Mad Max and Doom. But I can’t shake the feeling Dune is the next John Carter, a foundational piece of genre media unfairly yet undeniably rendered inert by the future it helped create.Moreover, I hope we learn the lesson that Star Wars, L’Incal, and the other children of Dune did and build new art atop the bedrock of our old artistic influences. We must not fear breaking out of our creative comfort zone. After all, fear is the mind-killer.last_img read more

Aerosol Overcap Market with top Countries data Regional Growth Overview Technology

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Ford Wants This Creepy Robot to Bring Its Autonomous Deliveries to Your

first_img Register Now » 2 min read May 22, 2019 This story originally appeared on Engadget Autonomous deliveries and self-driving vehicles may be the future, but there are still a few gaps that need to be addressed — namely that it’s not always possible for people to leave their homes to retrieve deliveries from the roadside (and if you’re hungover and ordering take out, you definitely don’t want to). Ford is working on a solution for this final stretch, though, and it’s come right out of a sci-fi movie.”Digit” is a two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door. Announced earlier this year but now operational, the robot folds up in the back of a self-driving vehicle, ready to unfurl itself in a Lovercraftian manner when it arrives at the delivery destination. According to the press release, “Digit not only resembles the look of a person, but walks like one, too.” We’ll let you make up your own mind on that one.Digit can lift packages that weigh up to 40 pounds, walk up and down stairs and across uneven terrain, and can maintain its balance in the event of a bump. It makes the journey from the car to the door by tapping into data obtained by the self-driving vehicle. The car builds a detailed map of its surroundings, then wirelessly shares that with Digit. Through this data exchange, Digit and the vehicle can even work collaboratively to identify the most efficient delivery pathway.Digit looks creepy, there’s no two ways around that. But it might not be that long before you see the robot — or some kind of iteration of it — scuttling around your neighborhood. After all, a number of U.S. states have formally permitted the use of delivery robots on sidewalks, and numerous other companies are working on — and have launched — their own autonomous delivery solutions. None of them look quite like Digit, though. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 10, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor Shine Medical Technologies Breaks Ground on U.S. Medical Isotope Production Facility Shine Medical Technologies Inc. broke ground on their first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wis. U.S… read more News | July 18, 2011 Cardinal Health Launches Molecular Imaging Collaboration Center Prototype fluidic system for zirconium-89 purification. Image taken through a hot cell window at the Department of Radiology, University of Washington. Image courtesy of Matthew O’Hara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Image courtesy of Amen Clinics News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read more Image courtesy of MR Solutions.center_img News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019 Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (… read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 14, 2019 Researchers Create New Method for Developing Cancer Imaging Isotopes A team of researchers at the University of Washington announced they developed a new automated system for producing… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2019 Blue Earth Diagnostics Expands Access to Axumin in Europe Blue Earth Diagnostics announced expanded access to the Axumin (fluciclovine (18F)) imaging agent in Europe. The first… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more July 18, 2011 — Cardinal Health opened The Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging on Monday in Phoenix. The center is a new, first-of-its-kind collaboration laboratory that will expedite the development of nuclear imaging agents that treat complex diseases like cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders. Cardinal Health’s industry-leading scientists, engineers and manufacturing experts will leverage state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure at the newly renovated and expanded 25,000-square-foot campus to help pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions accelerate the development, testing and commercialization of new radiopharmaceuticals and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents. They will also leverage the center to improve the manufacturing and dispensing process for imaging agents. The center brings more than 20 new, high-tech jobs to Phoenix, including roles for radiochemists, engineers, scientists, product development managers, project managers and quality and regulatory personnel.  The campus will house large-scale facilities to produce positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents. When injected into the body, these specialized radiopharmaceuticals, called biomarkers, detect and trace abnormal cellular functions that are associated with a variety of diseases. Visible using sophisticated imaging scanners, these biomarkers make it easier for physicians to non-invasively diagnose critical, life-threatening diseases in their earliest stages. They can also improve physicians’ ability to track the effectiveness of patient treatment plans.“The launch of the Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging is a strategic investment in the future of the molecular imaging and pharmaceutical industries,” said John Rademacher, president of Cardinal Health’s nuclear and pharmacy services. “By helping pharmaceutical companies and academic research institutions accelerate innovation and reduce the time it takes to get new imaging agents to market, we can more accurately diagnose diseases earlier in their onset. Ultimately, our goal is also to drive better patient outcomes by helping physicians track how well patients are responding to treatments.”The center will also house stand-alone laboratory space to allow the company’s partners to conduct confidential radiopharmaceutical and PET biomarker experiments. It will also provide access to the quality and regulatory expertise that is critical to earning U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of new imaging agents, and will house a global training facility for Cardinal Health’s nuclear pharmacy services business.At the center, Cardinal Health will leverage its considerable expertise in lean six sigma methodology – capabilities that simplify processes and eliminate process waste – to improve the quality, reliability and scalability of PET manufacturing.  Rademacher says these steps are critical to helping the industry develop large-scale commercial production capabilities that can more easily ramp up to meet growing market demand for new radiopharmaceuticals.Once new PET drugs are FDA-approved, pharmaceutical companies and research institutions will also have access to Cardinal Health’s industry-leading network of manufacturing facilities and its nationwide network of more than 155 nuclear pharmacies. More than 100 of these nuclear pharmacies are “PET-enabled” to prepare and dispense high-energy PET imaging agents in unit dose form to more than 90 percent of the U.S. patient population. Key features of The Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging include:Collaboration laboratory: The center will house “collaborative laboratories” where Cardinal Health will bring industry innovators together with its experts in the fields of scientific research, technology, quality and regulatory affairs and manufacturing. These cross-functional teams will increase the speed of innovation by finding new ways to decrease the time it takes to secure FDA approval of new imaging agents and by sharing best practices for commercialization.State-of-the-art PET manufacturing facility: The center will house the latest technology in PET manufacturing, including dual cyclotrons, which can be used to produce large quantities of radioisotopes. It will also contain production facilities that allow for the simultaneous radiosynthesis of multiple imaging agents, for both commercial and research purposes. Fully functional, confidential, private guest laboratories: The center will have dedicated, fully equipped laboratories where guest researchers can conduct experiments that will produce, test and develop radioactive products, with the goal of supporting more rapid deployment into large-scale, multi-site clinical trials. Global PET Production Control Center: The center will also make it easier for pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions to monitor the production of their drugs at any of Cardinal Health’s PET manufacturing sites during multi-site clinical trials. The center’s PET production control center will provide video access to each of Cardinal Health’s PET manufacturing sites, effectively serving as a “mission control,” where partners can trouble shoot, offer technical assistance and more efficiently deploy resources against manufacturing challenges.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Building partially collapses in Ukraine 2 dead

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) – A section of a five-story apartment building collapsed in western Ukraine early Sunday, killing two people and injuring one, officials said.Emergency workers helped 18 other residents, including a 4-year-old child, climb down from the balconies of eight apartments on the undamaged side of the building.Other residents who escaped the disaster were being fed at a soup kitchen set up at the site by the emergency workers and many were being taken to a city hotel for lodging. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories The cause of the disaster was not immediately known, but Ukraine’s Channel 5 TV said authorities suspect unauthorized repair work being done in the building’s basement.Buildings frequently collapse in Ukraine, where infrastructure is outdated and safety rules are often neglected.Sunday’s disaster occurred at about 4 a.m. in the western city of Lutsk, 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Lviv city, which is currently co-hosting the European football championship.The Emergency Situations Ministry said the kitchens and living rooms of apartments were destroyed when the load-bearing structure running through them collapsed.Yekaterina Nakonechnaya, a resident whose husband was killed, said she and her daughter were talking in their apartment when they saw sand running out from beneath wallpaper. “I said: `Our flat is so old, it seems like mice are already living here.’ And as I was saying this, bang and that was it.”She said she survived in a corridor of the apartment and her daughter in the bedroom.Television footage showed a giant gaping space in the gray building, which was constructed in 1971.Lutsk Mayor Mykola Romanyuk said the disaster could have been much deadlier if the bedrooms also had collapsed. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 5 treatments for adult scoliosis The vital role family plays in societylast_img

French president rails against Uber amid taxi tensions

first_imgPARIS (AP) — France’s president wants Uber’s cheapest car service shut down and its vehicles seized, but Uber refuses to stop the service until a ruling by the country’s top court.The standoff, and a violence-marred taxi strike that upended Paris travel, reflects larger tensions in France over how to regulate fast-moving technology and stay globally competitive while ensuring labor protections. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like The company faces similar legal challenges and criticism from taxi drivers’ associations around the world.Furious taxi drivers in France say the low-cost UberPop service is ruining their livelihood. Uber drivers have been repeatedly ambushed, sometimes with customers inside.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home France’s top security official, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, said Friday that Uber is facing multiple investigations. He spoke to RTL radio a day after striking taxi drivers attacked Uber livery cars and setting fire to tires on a major artery around Paris.Some taxi drivers continued the protest Friday, but the strike did not appear to seriously disrupt morning travel around Paris, and no violence was immediately reported.Uber’s cheapest service, called UberPop in France, was banned here, but Uber officials insist they will continue their activities until France’s highest court rules on the service.Cazeneuve called that “cynical and arrogant.”French President Francois Hollande said Friday, “The UberPop group must be dissolved and declared illegal, and the vehicles must be seized.” But he said that the executive branch can’t do that without further action through the courts.Hollande, speaking at an EU summit in Brussels, accused Uber of not respecting “the social and fiscal rules.” French authorities are frustrated that Uber doesn’t pay the same taxes and social charges as traditional taxis do.Uber argues that the French taxi system is outdated and needs reform to keep up with apps and geolocalization, and that traditional taxis are just trying to quash competition. 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

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