Japan prosecutors file new allegation against Nissans Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — Japanese media say prosecutors have added a new allegation of breach of trust against Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, dashing his hopes for release on bail.Ghosn, along with another executive Greg Kelly, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with underreporting his income.The fresh allegations were filed Friday, a day after a court rejected prosecutors’ request for a longer detention of Ghosn and Kelly. Their lawyers were hoping they could get them released on bail.Kyodo News service and other Japanese media reported that prosecutors added the third allegation that Ghosn caused Nissan a loss of 1.8 billion yen in 2008.The Associated Presslast_img

RapeAccused Saad Lamjarred Thanks Fans for Support After Release

Rabat – Following his release from jail last week, Saad Lamjarred shared a photo of himself soaking in a luxurious pool on Sunday, December 9, writing: “Thank you allah (sic) Thank you to my fans , media , journalists , artists, friends, lamjarred and Regragui families for your notable support ..I love u (sic) all .. mum and dad god bless u (sic) both, I love u (sic).”The singer added “And life goes on,” promoting his new song “Baddek Eih,” which will be released on December 17.Lamjarred ended his post, saying, “It’s good to be back to u dear fans,” and a hashtag praising King Mohammed VI in Arabic: “#LongLiveTheKing.” Read Also: Moroccan Singer Saad Lamjarred is Out of Jail, AgainCharged with two counts of rape, the 33-year-old singer was released on parole on Wednesday, December 5, after his second arrest on August 26 in Saint-Tropez in southeastern France, when a young French seasonal worker filed a rape charge against him.Following the Saint-Tropez incident, Lamjarred paid €150,000 bail and was let out on probation.On September 18, Lamjarred went back to jail after the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal’s decision after the prosecutor’s office in Draguignan appealed his release.The singer is already on trial for the sexual assault of French national Laura Prioul in 2016.Upon his release, several Moroccan celebrities congratulated Lamjarred through social media posts, welcoming him back, including Moroccan singer Miryam Labiad who shared an Instagram story, saying: “Thank goodness, Welcome back.” read more

Iowa State Is A Contender Finally

Iowa State’s five-game winning streak coincides with Campbell’s decision in early October to play true freshman quarterback Brock Purdy, who spurned a scholarship offer from Alabama. Purdy’s Total Quarterback Rating of 85.0 trails only Shea Patterson of Michigan (85.2), Kyler Murray of Oklahoma (95.3) and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama (95.8).Purdy has an elite target in Hakeem Butler, the successor to recently graduated star receiver Allen Lazard. At 6-foot-6, Butler is a ball-hawking skyscraper who ranks second nationally in yards per reception (22.7) and share of receptions resulting in a first down or touchdown (86.1 percent). Add in a bruising tailback like David Montgomery — a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection from a season ago who has amassed 1,108 yards after contact over the past two seasons, the fifth most of any running back — and the Cyclones have a frightening offensive triumvirate. In the seven seasons under Paul Rhoads, Campbell’s predecessor, Iowa State never ranked in the top 50 in offensive efficiency, but the team is on track to crack it for the second season in a row.But the pulse of Iowa State’s success is in the dominant defense installed by Campbell and defensive coordinator Jon Heacock. This season, the Cyclones rank 13th in defensive efficiency at 79.22 — 8.79 points higher than any previous season in the previous 10 years and 30.62 points higher than their average over that stretch. Iowa State leads the Big 12 in rushing yards allowed per attempt (3.1), opposing passer efficiency rating (125), yards allowed per play (4.94) and opponent drive score percentage (25.9 percent), among other metrics.The Cyclone defense displayed its chops on Oct. 13 against West Virginia, which touts a top-five passing offense (337.3 per contest) and top-10 scoring attack (40.89 per contest). Will Grier, a likely Heisman finalist, was held to a season-low 100 passing yards, and the Mountaineer offense managed just 7 points. (West Virginia finished with 14 total points, but 7 came by way of a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown.) “We didn’t do anything right,” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said afterward.Iowa State’s toughest assignment left on the regular-season schedule comes Saturday against No. 15 Texas, before the Cyclones close with matchups against Kansas State and Incarnate Word.2The last game was added after Iowa State’s first scheduled game was canceled because of bad weather. But that last game, scheduled for Dec. 1, would be canceled if Iowa State can reach the conference championship.For decades, conference foes worked Iowa State like a speed bag on Saturdays, turning Jack Trice Stadium into a virtual burial ground. Opposing coaches like Tom Osborne at Nebraska and Hayden Fry at Iowa inflicted substantial punishment, year after year. But under Campbell, the cardinal and gold have shown that they won’t be pushed around. FiveThirtyEight’s Elo rating pegs the Cyclones higher than it does Central Florida, a team largely crowdsourcing its playoff candidacy but that does have the nation’s longest current winning streak. A win Saturday in Austin, a game some consider to be the program’s most significant in the past decade, wouldn’t vault Iowa State into the playoff conversation. But it would rubber-stamp a growing notion: The Cyclones — yes, those Cyclones — are finally ready to contend.Check out our latest college football predictions. For most of the century-plus that Iowa State has been playing college football, the Cyclones have toiled in misery, the doormat of virtually every conference they’ve been a part of. That neighboring programs at the University of Iowa and University of Nebraska rose to national prominence, in part at the expense of the Cyclones, no doubt made this fact more painful for the faithful in Ames.But despite losing to Iowa in the first game of their season, the No. 16 Cyclones are the class of the region this year.At 6-3, Iowa State’s record doesn’t jump off the page, but coach Matt Campbell has turned the program around. In 2017, Campbell’s second season on the job, the Cyclones snapped a seven-year streak of losing records and capped the season with a win in the Liberty Bowl — just the fourth bowl victory in school history.Now currently on a five-game winning streak against conference foes,1A feat never before accomplished by the team. including two wins over ranked opponents, Iowa State has a chance to play in the Big 12 championship game if it beats Texas on Saturday and Kansas State next week, and West Virginia loses either to Oklahoma State or Oklahoma. The Cyclones haven’t won a conference title since before the television was invented, last doing so when they were a part of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Even being ranked this late in the season has the Cyclones on the brink of another accomplishment: The team has finished a season in the Associated Press rankings only twice in school history — and never higher than 19th. By comparison, their rival to the west, Nebraska, has finished 48 seasons in the rankings.Iowa State is 12.89 points better than the average team this season, according to Sports Reference’s Simple Rating System. That would be the team’s third-best season of all time and the best mark since 1976. Not bad for a program that, through the 1990s — despite having a transcendent talent at running back — averaged an SRS of negative-4.7 and won less than 26 percent of its games.Campbell, at least at podiums, is hardly satisfied. “I think what’s exciting is that I sit here right now knowing that our best is still out there,” he said after the team’s most recent win. read more

Reducio Spellbindingly tiny Harry Potter manuscript goes on sale for £120k

first_imgThe manuscript was written and illustrated by J.K. RowlingCredit: BNPS In the 20th anniversary year since the first Harry Potter novel was published, the vendor has decided it is the right time to sell the prized possession and it is due to be sold by auctioneers Bloomsbury of London. Despite being 13-years-old, the mini manuscript remains in perfect condition.The hardback book has a green cover with gold features and Rowling’s words and drawings are in black ink.Its current owner, a private collector, acquired it in 2004 for about £10,000. “The record for one of the first edition copies of the book sold recently for over £100,000 and that has sent prices mad.”There are very few of those surviving but this is a completely unique one-off and we’re really expecting it to build up some fantastic interest.”The sale takes place on December 14. The manuscript was written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling They have given it an estimate of between £80,000 to £120,000.This huge increase in price from 13 years ago is mainly down to it being the 20th anniversary of the novel’s original release.center_img A tiny Harry Potter manuscript written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling as a one off has emerged for sale for a whopping £120,000.The book, that measures 1.6ins by 2.4ins, was created by Rowling as part for charity in 2004.Just 31 pages long, the unique book is full of short extracts and drawings associated with her first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.Included in the pages are hand-drawn images by Rowling of a broomstick, a cauldron, a wand and a witch’s hat.There is also a list of books Harry required for his spells and what uniform he would need for Hogwarts as well as a reminder to parents that “first years are not allowed their own broomsticks”.Rowling finished the Tom Thumb-style manuscript with the words “From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by me”. Several first edition copies of the book have sold for huge sums already this year, with a world record £106,000 achieved for a hand-signed edition last month.Clive Moss, of Bloomsbury, said: “This is the first complete book of its type and is incredibly rare and unique.”It dates back to 2004, when there had only been three Harry Potter movies released. This pre-dates much of the Harry Potter lunacy that was to come.”The current vendor is a private individual who bought it at a charity event 13-years-ago and this is the first time it’s come out since.”It is in perfect condition and is exactly the sort of thing that will get the serious Potter fans very excited.”At the moment with the 20th anniversary, Philosopher’s Stone items are sky-rocketing in price and we’re really hoping to get some good interest in this over the next few weeks.”We’ve set a guide price of between £80,000 and £120,000 but no one knows where the current crazy prices are going to end, so who knows what it could make. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Show more last_img read more

Vive Kielce win Veszprem city handball festival

Telekom Veszprém – Orlen Wisla Plock 41:42Telekom Veszprém: Mikler, Alilovic – Manaskov 4 (1), Schuch, Ilic 6 (2), Tonnesen 3, Gajic 5 (3), Nilsson 2 (1), Nagy, Accambray 4, Győri 3, Ugalde, Marguc 5 (2), Ancsin 1, Blagotinsek 4, Sulic 1, Jamali 2, Lékai 1Orlen Wisla Plock: Wichary, Borbély – Daszek 7 (5), Duarte 3, Krajewski 1 (1), Racotea 5, Ghionea 4 (3), T. Gebala 1, Ivic 5 (4), Darabochia 4, Mgebala 4, Zabic 3 (1), Mihic 1 (1), De Toledo 4, Wolowiec, Olkowski The Polish Vive Kielce won the first trophy of the season on prestigious Veszprem Handball City Festival organized as a part of celebration of 40th Birthday of Telekom Veszprem, one of the handball powerhouses. Kielce beat the biggest rivals Orlen Wisla Plock 33:28 (18:15) in famous “Holly war”.Vive Kielce – Orlen Wisła Płock 33:28 (18:15)Vive: – Julen Aguinagalde, Darko Djukić – po 6, Michał Jurecki 5, Manuel Strlek 4, Dean Bombac, Krzysztof Lijewski – po 3;Orlen Wisła – Sime Ivić 6, Dan Emil Racotea 4, V Valentin Ghioena, Michał Daszek, Lovro Mihić – 3. Telekom Veszprém: Mikler, Alilovic – Manaskov 6, Schuch, Ilic 6 (1), Tonnesen 1, Gajic 3, Nilsson, Nagy 1, Accambray, Ugalde 1, Marguc 3 (1), Ancsin, Terzic 1, Blagotinsek 1, Sulic 2, Jamali 1, Lékai 3 Telekom Veszprém – RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko 29:27 (14:10) RK Celje Pivovarna Laško – KS Vive Kielce    30:33 (15:14)RK Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak 2, Panjtar, Dobaj; Vujović 1, Jurečič, Malus 3, Razgor 2, Suholežnik 1, Marguč 6, Mitrović 3, Kodrin, Anić 2, Dujshebaev 3, Mačkovšek 3, Mlakar 4, Bećiri, OcvirkKielce: Szmal, Ivić; Jurecki 2, Bis, Kus 1, Aguinagalde 3, Jachlewski 1, Štrlek 3, Janc 5, Lijewski 4, Jurkiewicz 1, Zorman 3, Mamić 5, Bombač 1, Djukić 4 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko: Lesjak, Panjtar – Dobaj, Vujovic, Jurecic 4 (1), Malus 3, Razgor, Suholeznik, Marguc 4 (3), Mitrovic 2, Kodrin, Anic 2, Dujshebaev 3, Mackovsek 2, Mlakar 5, Beciri 2, Ocvirk It was expected that Veszprem and Kielce play for the trophy, but Poles from Plock made surprise 42:41. ← Previous Story IHF Super GLobe 2017: Fuchse Berlin and FC Barcelona Lassa to fight for the trophy Next Story → VIDEO: Dibirov’s awesome empty-net goal fail Telekom Veszprem beat old rivals RK Celje PL 29:27 in the battle for the third place. read more

Public asked to avoid St Jamess Hospital emergency department due to unusually

first_img Short URL By Paul Hosford Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 9:20 PM 30 Comments Image: RollingNews.ie Feb 28th 2017, 9:20 PM 14,834 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share90 Tweet Email Image: RollingNews.ie Public asked to avoid St James’s Hospital emergency department due to ‘unusually high’ demand The hospital says that it is seeing an “unusually high” number of patients. ST JAMES’S HOSPITAL has advised those seeking treatment that waiting times are extremely long tonight.The hospital says that it is seeing an “unusually high” number of patients.The Dublin hospital said in a statement:“St. James’s Hospital is currently experiencing an unusually high number of attendances at their Emergency Department.“This is resulting in long waiting times. While the Emergency Department remains open, the public are requested where possible to attend their GP or out of hours GP services in the first instance.”Similar demand has been seen on individual dates in the last month in other Dublin hospitals.Read: Grace: The four missed opportunities to make her safe http://jrnl.ie/3264312 last_img read more

Department warns that people who illegally burn land risk prosecution

first_img By Orla Dwyer File photo: Burned land Image: Shutterstock/praphant ravee Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 8:15 AM A STRONG WARNING has been issued about illegal burning of land during the closed season of 1 March to 31 August by the Department of Agriculture. People who burn agricultural and eligible forestry land after 1 March risk facing prosecution. Land burning is used by farmers to get rid of old vegetation, promote new grass growth and improve upland grazing. Burning land between 1 March and 31 August is an offence under the 1976 Wildlife Act. “Both farmers and the wider public, whether it be at work or in enjoying the countryside, should at this time of year be mindful of the damage caused by burning, particularly given the current very dry weather,” said the Department in a statement. The DAFM forest fire danger rating level is at condition yellow which means people should be more aware of fire risks in the countryside.“The Department asks all countryside users to be vigilant, to report any suspicious activity to An Garda Síochána, and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire and Emergency Services via 112/999 service.”Illegal burning can render neighbouring lands ineligible for payments and area-based schemes. Land identified as being burnt during the closed season could be inspected by officials from the Department.   Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11,934 Views 15 Comments Share2 Tweet Email center_img Mar 3rd 2019, 8:16 AM Short URL File photo: Burned land Department warns that people who illegally burn land risk prosecution Burning land between 1 March and 31 August is an offence under the 1976 Wildlife Act. Image: Shutterstock/praphant ravee https://jrnl.ie/4519872 last_img read more

Zaroulia might lead Golden Dawn

first_imgAfter the arrest of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and other leading MPs’ of the neo-nazi party, they now face charges of belonging to a criminal organisation, it is expected that the new leader of Golden Down will be Eleni Zaroulia, an MP and the wife of the arrested leader. Ms Zaroulia, who so far is not facing any charges is the most trusted person by her husband Nikos Michaloliakos. She has been described as a woman with an iron will for power and has already ticked off a number of Golden Dawn officials and supporters.The assassination of the hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Down supporter has led to a steady declining in influence of the neo-nazi party, who attracts most of its support from men and from young voters. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

March Comes In Like a Lion anime premieres October 8 announces live

first_imgWe love slice of life stories, and this fall we are getting one of the best of them all adapted into anime and a live action movie.March Comes in Like a Lion (Sangatsu no Lion in Japanese) is a deeply intricate and emotional tale of a high school boy named Rei Kiriyama, who is an accomplished competitive shogi player (alos known as Japanese chess or the Generals’ Game).Although Rei is a shogi phenom, he lives an isolated life, having been shunned by his adoptive family, and unable to make friends at school.He meets the Kawamoto family (and their many, many house cats), who become his support group and open his eyes to the strength of having friends. Besides taking a serious look at the world of competitive shogi, the manga offers readers a beautiful glimpse at the struggles of a young man trying to figure out who he is and what is important to him.Directing the anime is Akiyuki Shimbo, who also helmed Puella Magi Madoka Magika and Bakemonogatari. The theme song will be performed by anime opening fan favorite, Bump of Chicken.It was also announced that two live action films for March Comes In Like a Lion will premiere in 2017 in Japan, with actor Ryunosuke Kamiki (Bakuman, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) as the lead role of Rei Kiriyama. The film is being directed by Keishi Otomo, who also directed all three of the acclaimed Rurouni Kenshin live action movies.March Comes In Like a Lion is written by Chika Umino, famous for creating Honey and Clover, which has been adapted into an anime series as well as a live action film, and won numerous manga awards since its start. March Comes In Like a Lion has also won several awards, including the esteemed Grand Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.We are super excited for the series to debut, and the live action films. It’s sure to be an emotional roller coaster of youthful feels. Hop on, kids.last_img read more

Hollywood cop drops by birthday party fulfills 6yearolds wish

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hollywood Police officer stopped by a birthday party, but it wasn’t to tell revelers to keep the noise down.Jacob, who turned 6 years old this weekend, wished to have a police officer visit him on his special day. The last thing he expected on his superhero-themed bash was to have an actual real-life hero show up. HPD OFFICER SURPRISES BDAY BOY 🎉👮‍♂️Jacob’s birthday wish was to have a police officer stop by his superhero-themed party. That’s just what Officer Guzman did!🎉 👮‍♂️He stopped by to wish this 6-year-old #birthday wishes from everyone at #HPDFL.#hollywoodfl #happybirthday pic.twitter.com/OxUceiZVSE— HollywoodFL Police (@HollywoodFLPD) June 23, 2019Enter Officer Guzman, who made that dream a reality.Photos tweeted out by officials show Guzman letting Jacob wear his police gear and even sit in his police cruiser, as he delivered warm birthday wishes from everyone at the Hollywood Police Department. last_img read more

Watch Meghan Trainor Releases Video For Let You Be Right

first_imgNews Email Trainor has yet to reveal the title or release date of her upcoming album, but she has released two additional and equally colorful singles ahead of the LP, including “No Excuses” and “Can’t Dance.” She first announced new music in February.In the meantime, watch for Trainor on the debut of “The Four: Battle For Stardom” on June 7. Scheduled to air on Fox, the new reality TV music competition show will feature the former Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee alongside fellow judges Sean “Diddy” Combs and DJ Khaled and host Fergie.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more The GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter has offered up a preview of her upcoming studio album with a flashy video for one of its singlesRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 4, 2018 – 11:05 am Meghan Trainor wants to keep us up to date while we wait for her upcoming third studio album, so on June 4 she released the music video for the single, “Let You Be Right.”While the title might imply the GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter might be handing over her power to a partner, the stylized video shows anything but acquiescence. “Let You Be Right” features a small all-female cast who back Trainor up in a sequenced dance routine in a gym. Meanwhile, Trainor tantalizes and twirls on her own against various backdrops lit by disco balls and video games. Watch: Meghan Trainor Releases Video For “Let You Be Right” center_img Facebook Watch: Meghan Trainor’s “Let You Be Right” watch-meghan-trainor-releases-video-let-you-be-right Twitter last_img read more

Japan executes last 6 cult members of sarin attack

first_imgJapan`s justice minister Yoko Kamikawa speaks at a news conference about the execution of six more members of the doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo, in Tokyo, Japan on 26 July 2018. Photo: ReutersJapan executed six more members of the doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo on Thursday that perpetrated the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995.All 13 members of the cult that were on death row have now been executed, after Chizuo Matsumoto, the cult’s former leader who went by the name Shoko Asahara, and six other members of the group were hanged on July 6.The attack killed 13 people and injured at least 5,800 people, some permanently, shattering the nation’s myth of public safety.The Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth cult, which mixed Buddhist and Hindu meditation with apocalyptic teachings, staged a series of crimes including simultaneous sarin gas attacks on subway trains during rush hour in March 1995. Sarin, a nerve gas, was originally developed by the Nazis.”It was unprecedented level of extreme and serious crimes which must not happen again and terrified not only people in Japan but also foreign countries and shook the society,” Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa told a news conference.”I ordered executions based on extreme careful consideration.”last_img

Maxwells demon extracts work from quantum measurement

first_imgThe new Maxwell’s demon extracts work from a system by making a quantum measurement. Credit: Elouard et al. ©2017 American Physical Society © 2017 Phys.org The team of Alexia Auffèves at CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes have published a paper on the new Maxwell’s demon in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”In the classical world, thermodynamics teaches us how to extract energy from thermal fluctuations induced on a large system (such as a gas or water) by coupling it to a hot source,” Auffèves told Phys.org. “In the quantum world, the systems are small, and they can fluctuate—even if they are not hot, but simply because they are measured. In our paper, we show that it is possible to extract energy from these genuinely quantum fluctuations, induced by quantum measurement.” In the years since James Clerk Maxwell proposed the first demon around 1870, many other versions have been theoretically and experimentally investigated. Most recently, physicists have begun investigating Maxwell’s demons that operate in the quantum regime, which could one day have implications for quantum information technologies.Most quantum versions of the demon have a couple things in common: They are thermally driven by a heat bath, and the demon makes measurements to extract information only. The measurements do not actually extract any work, but rather the information gained by the measurements allows the demon to act on the system so that energy is always extracted from the cycle.The new Maxwell’s demon differs from previous versions in that there is no heat bath—the demon is not thermally driven, but measurement-driven. Also, the measurements have multiple purposes: They not only extract information about the state of the system, but they are also the “fuel” for extracting work from the system. This is because, when the demon performs a measurement on a qubit in the proposed system, the measurement projects the qubit from one state into a superposition of states, which provides energy to the qubit simply due to the measurement process. In their paper, the physicists proposed an experiment in which projective quantum non-demolition measurements can be performed with light pulses repeated every 70 nanoseconds or so. Since recent experiments have already demonstrated the possibility of performing measurements at such high frequencies, the physicists expect that the new Maxwell’s demon could be readily implemented using existing technology. In the future, they also plan to investigate potential applications for quantum computing.”This engine is a perfect proof of concept evidencing that quantum measurement has some energetic footprint,” Auffèves said. “Now I would like to reverse the game and use this effect to estimate the energetic cost of quantum tasks, if they are performed in the presence of some measuring entity. This is the case in a quantum computer, which is continuously ‘measured’ by its surroundings. This effect is called decoherence and is the biggest enemy of quantum computation. Our work provides tools to estimate the energy needed to counteract it.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—Physicists have proposed a new type of Maxwell’s demon—the hypothetical agent that extracts work from a system by decreasing the system’s entropy—in which the demon can extract work just by making a measurement, by taking advantage of quantum fluctuations and quantum superposition. More information: Cyril Elouard et al. “Extracting Work from Quantum Measurement in Maxwell’s Demon Engines.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.260603, Also at arXiv:1702.01917 [quant-ph]center_img Physicists read Maxwell’s Demon’s mind Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Maxwell’s demon extracts work from quantum measurement (2017, July 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-maxwell-demon-quantum.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

This Man Made His Smartphone DistractionFree And It Changed His Life

first_imgSeptember 17, 2014 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Jake Knapp, a blogger and design partner at Google Ventures, knew he had a problem. His smartphone, he said, made him “twitchy” with anxiety — to the point where he could not put it down. Without enough willpower to resist an avalanche of distracting apps, it felt as though his life were disappearing at lightning speeds.And Knapp is far from alone: A majority of Americans, for instance, would rather give up sex than their smartphones, according to a recent study. And just last week, a theme park in China implemented a separate walkway for phone-addicted pedestrians.So Knapp concocted an experiment to make his phone distraction-free. And what began as a trial run has evolved into a full-throttle lifestyle transformation. One year later, he writes via Medium, there’s no looking back.How did he do it? First, Knapp removed every app on his iPhone that could theoretically lead to endless content streams. He enabled a restriction in settings to get rid of Safari, deleted all of his email accounts and also pushed a wiggly X on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times.Related: Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)While the newly scant screen was instantly soothing, there were certain apps that Knapp chose to keep — including Phone, Messages, Camera and other “non-distractors” like Dropbox, Google Maps and Uber. Of course, unmovable features like Passbook and Game Center also remain fixed.The payoff of the rejiggered homescreen? “Times on the bus when I would’ve checked email, I listen to music or just look around,” Knapp observes. “At home, the phone becomes part of the stereo, and nothing more. At work, I set the thing down a lot.”“The weird part is this: This experiment was supposed to be a hardship. Now? It feels like the easy way out.”Read Knapp’s full account of the experiment here — where he’s also collaging images of readers’ homescreens who are attempting to follow suit.Related: Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians 2 min readcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Machete and nunchuks among small arsenal seized in two separate traffic stops

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive or message us on  our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive . (Image: CMPG) Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice seized a machete, nunchuks, knives and other weapons after stopping a vehicle in Stoke-on-Trent late last night. The ‘small arsenal’ of weapons were found late on Thursday evening (February 27) after the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) carried out a routine traffic stop on Clough Street in Hanley. One person was arrested as a result. Shortly before 1am this morning, the CMPG said:  “The danger faced by front line officers every day is real. “This small arsenal was found from a routine traffic stop by CMPG Officers in Stoke-on-Trent. “One in custody and some dangerous articles taken off the streets.” Police also seized a second set of knives during another stop in Stafford in the early hours of this morning. One motorist was also caught weaving in his lane on the A500 while eating a Twix McFlurry. center_img Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more

Watch First day of school blues

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Today (January 11) is the first day of school and as usual, there were tears and smiles to mark the occasion.Many children were returning to school, while for others it was their first time ever! There were even some parents who let a few tears roll down their faces.Other children were excited to be at this place called school, where they could meet new friends, play with new toys and learn all kinds of interesting new things.Another year of productive schooling has begun!DID YOU KNOW?last_img read more

Shingletown Calif – Destination winery Anselmo V

first_imgShingletown, Calif. – Destination winery Anselmo Vineyards & 7 Hills Ranch has announced that it has officially opened its doors to the public. The opening marks the start of a new era in the property’s rich history and introduces a new, exciting destination for wine enthusiasts and adventurers alike.Anselmo Vineyards proudly produces, harvests and bottles a variety of exceptional wines on its spectacular 2,400 acre property, including an award-winning 2006 Merlot and a “Majorette”; a base of Merlot combined with Petit Syrah and Cabernet Franc grapes.Equally unique is Anselmo’s “St. Pe’ de Bigorre Blanc”; a 75 percent Gewurztraminer, 25 percent Sauvignon Blanc.Guests are invited to taste Anselmo’s array of wines in the new luxurious tasting room, which is just steps from the winery itself. The tasting room was decorated by interior designer, Kathryn Waltzer, who was inspired by the spirit of the old west and the new world. A wine tasting patio provides a place for visitors to relax and enjoy the fine wines and exquisite natural surroundings. The grounds of Anselmo Vineyards & 7 Hills Ranch include: sprawling fields of pasture, hay, and livestock, a 200-foot waterfall; and spectacular views of Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta and the Trinity Mountains. The ranch also offers leisurely horseback rides and hiking for those who wish to take advantage of the beautiful setting. Fly fishing, camping and hunting will be offered in the near-future.last_img read more

TORONTO — A play based on IrishCanadian writer Em

first_img TORONTO — A play based on Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue’s “Room” is heading to Ontario theatres next year.Having racked up plaudits as a novel and film, Donoghue’s haunting tale of a young boy and his mother held in captivity has been adapted for the stage as a new play with songs.Produced in partnership with the U.K.’s Covent Garden Productions, the show will launch at the Grand Theatre in Donoghue’s hometown of London, Ont., in March 2020.The production then heads to downtown Toronto for a March to April run at Mirvish’s CAA Theatre as part of the production company’s upcoming season, which also includes the Canadian premiere of Broadway musical sensation “Hamilton” at the Ed Mirvish Theatre between February and May of next year.Mirvish’s 2019-2020 lineup features other new musical imports, such as “Girl from the North Country” inspired by Bob Dylan’s songbook, the Tony-winning “The Band’s Visit,” “Anastasia” from the duo behind Broadway classic “Ragtime,” and “Piaf/Dietrich” starring Canadian actors Louise Pitre and Jayne Lewis.Other offerings include “Indecent” by acclaimed playwright Paula Vogel and “Us/Them,” which tackles the 2004 siege of a Russian school from the perspective of two children.Theatre-goers can also revisit familiar hits with new productions of “Hello, Dolly!,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera” as well as Opera Atelier’s revival of “Mozart’s Don Giovanni.” The Canadian Press Play based on ‘Room,’ musical smash ‘Hamilton’ to hit Mirvish theatres by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 6, 2019 3:01 am PDTcenter_img FILE – The cast of the Chicago production of “Hamilton,” is shown in a handout photo. Plays based on “Room,” and the musical smash “Hamilton” are to hit Mirvish theatres next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Joan Marcus MANDATORY CREDIT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Limassol embraces Street Life Photos

first_imgLimassol city centre was buzzing on Saturday during this year’s Street Life Festival, which turned the popular streets of Saripolou and Athinon into works of art. Walls, pavements and abandoned houses became the canvas and the inspiration for street and graffiti artists from all around the world.  Hand in hand with the artworks, street performers strutted their stuff and traders sold their wares from 50 stalls.  All proceeds are going to the Theotokos Foundation, for people with special needs (Photos: CNA) You May LikeBusinessPlus.meThe 25 richest people on earthBusinessPlus.meUndoBuzzsteackStrong Differences Between American Fillet or Steak TartarBuzzsteackUndoTheHealthyLifeTips.com20 Simple Protein Powder Recipes You Must TryTheHealthyLifeTips.comUndo Modi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoClear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Man arrested on suspicion of possessing anabolics

first_imgPolice arrested a 46-year-old man in Nicosia on Monday in connection with the alleged possession of anabolic substances and drugs.Drug squad officers searched the suspect’s home at around 8pm.They said they seized 51 vials and two tablets containing anabolic substances, a small amount of a white substance which police believe to be 1.3 grammes of cocaine, and traces of the same substance in a piece of glass.Two laptops, two hard drives, a surveillance system consisting of two cameras and an electronic DVR recorder, and some documents were also taken in for examination.The suspect faces charges of illegal possession of a medicinal product without the appropriate licence, illegal possession of anabolic substances, and illegal possession of drugs.You May LikeNovelodgeThe One WD40 Trick Everyone Should Know AboutNovelodgeUndoNeckHammockQuickly Relieves Neck Pain With This!NeckHammockUndomnn.com by Georgia-Pacific#SeeHer: This female forester is comfortable in her skin (and muddy boots)mnn.com by Georgia-PacificUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoHeroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more