first_imgOTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2017 – Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston invite the public to watch Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 on the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, as part of Rideau Hall Movie Nights. This film is being presented free of charge courtesy of leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville.“Rideau Hall Movie Nights gives Canadians the opportunity to feel proud of our talented, homegrown film industry,” said the Governor General. “Filmmakers and actors have a unique ability to both entertain and make us reflect on our lives and it’s important that we celebrate their skills and success. Celebration happens here—what better place to do this than on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the home of the people of Canada.”Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is a bilingual Canadian film written by Patrick Huard, directed by Alain Desrochers and coproduced by Jessie films and Item 7. The comedy features the duo Colm Feore, Patrick Huard, as well as Lucie Laurier, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Erik Knudsen, Mariana Mazza, Andreas Apergis, Marc Beaupré, Noam Jenkins, Jameson Kraemer, Neil Crone, Hamza Haq and Catherine Saint-Laurent. In the highly anticipated movie, David Bouchard (Patrick Huard) and Martin Ward(Colm Feore) are once again forced to work together. This time, the Quebec investigator is under Ward’s command, since Ward is now a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer. The unlikely duo has the mission of dismantling a stolen car ring, which in fact fronts for something much, much more sinister. Through their experiences, Bouchard and Ward discover that the enemies are not always whom you think. They also realize that as time goes by, some things change, while others stay exactly the same. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter The film was selected by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General in consultation with Canadian film industry partners, in order to best showcase Canadian feature films in the National  Capital Region. More details about Rideau Hall Movie Nights will be announced at a later date.About Rideau Hall Movie NightsRideau Hall Movie Nights feature English- and French-Canadian films, screened on the grounds of Rideau Hall. Members of the public are invited to bring their blankets, settle in with some free popcorn and watch these films under the stars.The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is partnering with Canadian organizations who are committed to promoting Canada’s cultural vitality: Bell Media; Canada Media Fund; Canadian Film Institute; Canadian Media Producers Association; Entertainment One (eOne)/Les Films Séville; Eye on Canada; the National Capital Commission; and Telefilm Canada.Learn more about Rideau Hall Movie Nights online at www.rideauhallmovienights.ca. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #GGMovie.Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

OSHAWA, Ont. — General Motors Canada and Unifor are squaring off before the Ontario Labour Relations Board about whether union workers have engaged in illegal strikes as part of a campaign to stop the closure of GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.GM says it filed an application with the board seeking to “stop any further illegal activities” after several labour actions by union members.Unifor says in its filed response that it denies any violations of the law and that incidents were discrete and quickly resolved.GM’s allegations focus on several incidents where union members halted work or engaged in demonstrations, including on Nov. 26 when the company announced the closure and Jan. 9 when it confirmed it would not reconsider its decision.Unifor says in a statement that it stands behind the fight to save jobs that depend on the plant, and expects GM to stand up to commitments in the collective bargaining agreement that the company won’t close the plant until Sept. 2020.GM declined to comment beyond confirmation of its filing.The Canadian Press read more

Junior setter Sanil Thomas sets the ball during the second set of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterThe No. 7 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (21-5, 11-3 MIVA) will continue its march through the MIVA tournament when it battles Lewis University (19-10, 9-5 MIVA) for a spot in the MIVA finals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Arena. Ohio State and Lewis have faced off twice this season and split the pair of matches — each winning at home by a final score of 3-0. The most recent match was March 31 at St. John Arena in which the Buckeyes had the home advantage and redeemed their earlier loss against the Flyers.If history is prepared to repeat itself, the Buckeyes should feel comfortable knowing they have home-court advantage.“That’s a huge advantage for us. Clearly, the last time we played we handled them fairly well,” head coach Pete Hanson said. “It was here in this building and, you know, I think the guys are in a good frame of mind.”Junior setter Sanil Thomas anticipates that this match might not be as easy as the last team the two teams faced off against one another. Unlike last time, both teams have something big for which to play.Not only will the two teams be playing for a spot in the MIVA finals, but the winner will put itself in a good position to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.“We know they’re going to play hard, but we’re going to see if we can match that energy,” Thomas said. “We know that if we play to our level it’ll be a good match. We’re hoping for their best and preparing as much as we can.”The winner of Wednesday’s matchup will advance from the semifinals into the finals to face the winner of the game between No. 11 Ball State and No. 8 Loyola. Like Ohio State and Lewis, Ball State and Loyola split the season series against one another with each winning on their respective home courts. Each team has a drastically different style of play, but Hanson said he expects Loyola to have the upper hand given that it will be playing on its home court in Chicago. “That’s the rubber game between those two teams. Each team won on their own home court and, again, Ball State is at Loyola so you would have to give the advantage to the home team, Loyola, but this is sports and anything can happen,” Hanson said.Thomas said the matchup between the two will be an intriguing one to follow. Though Ball State is a much more defensive team that does not beat itself, Thomas said Loyola will play a physical brand of volleyball that keeps them aggressive most of the time.While Hanson has looked ahead briefly to the potential matchup that could lie on the other side of the semifinal clash with Lewis, he understands the importance of focusing mainly on what is directly ahead of him and his team.Right now, he feels the team will just need to keep its focus on its own gameplay and continue to improve to have a chance against the Flyers.“We lost two five-set matches — one to Loyola, one to Ball State — where we were ahead 2-0 in both of those matches, took a 10-minute break and then kind of lost our momentum,” Hanson said. “I just want to make sure we get to Saturday and we play somebody on Saturday.” read more

first_imgParents of skiving school students are set to be charged for GCSE exams if their children miss too many classes.A secondary school in Essex is planning to charge £65 per subject for children who have an attendance of under 90 per cent.That is the equivalent of missing just 20 days of lessons in an academic year. 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. Pupils were told in an assembly that they need to meet these expectations and letters were sent to their homes.The principal of Colchester Academy Fiona Pierson said: “Since sending this letter out we have seen an improvement in Year 11 attendance of 1.1 per cent.”In addition, the number of students who have an attendance figure below 90 per cent has decreased by over half.”Both of these improvements will have a significant impact on the successes these young people will experience in the future and that is my aim.” Colchester Academy Fiona PiersonCredit:SWNS Colchester Academy Fiona Pierson She said: “I am extremely sympathetic to student needs and there are some who have an attendance figure below this 90 per cent mark who will not be asked for a financial contribution.”However, there is now a small minority of parents who will be approached. I have not received any resistance from parents, I think the approach has been measured.”The school was rated as requiring improvement in its last Ofsted inspection in 2015 and had been in special measures.A key finding was GCSE pupils were not making enough progress.Last year a grammar school in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was accused of ‘money grabbing’ after asking parents if they could cover the cost of some of their children’s GCSE exams.However, unlike those planned by Colchester Academy these charges were not compulsory. In the correspondence sent to parents, Ms Pierson explained how she is not prepared to enter students for exams if they have not shown enough commitment.To justify this she pointed out “the financial position of the public sector at present”.However she also explained how “exceptional circumstances where there may be medical evidence to explain the level of absence” would make parents exempt of penalties.last_img read more

first_imgGreek officials called off an emergency at Athens International Airport late on Friday after the warnings received by an anonymous caller turned out to be a hoax.The caller alerted authorities to the threat of possible hijackings of airlines flying from London to Athens.Security services were on alert after the caller signalled the warning by calling a shop inside the airport. The caller said that there her possible hijackings of three planes flying from London to the Greek capital.Security was immediately alerted. The planes were led to an isolated section of the airfield where passport and security checks were conducted while sniffer dogs searched the inside of the aircraft for possible explosives. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

first_img This is the only detachable mobile workstation that can be configured with a 4K UHD DreamColor, 4,096-level Wacom EMR pressure-sensitive display. A workstation Nvidia Quadro GPU means it can run certified applications. Plus, it doesn’t skimp on connections.The only serious portability competitor the ZBook really has is the Wacom MobileStudio Pro, which is much heavier. So if you can “suffer” with a “paltry” 4,096 levels of sensitivity (compared with the Wacom’s 8,192 levels) and slightly slower performance, the ZBook model is much better all around for portability. It has a great design, including a comfortable detachable keyboard that automatically reconnects via Bluetooth when you remove it. The matte display covers 100% of the Adobe RGB gamut and does so with excellent accuracy and built-in profiles. Plus, the chemically etched display adds a little more friction, making the stylus feel more precise and natural compared to the typical glossy surface.Drawbacks: You’re limited to the one, single-button stylus so it’s no good for many 3D professional graphic designers. If you can’t compensate by reprogramming the QuicKeys on the sides of the tablet, this model might not work for you. Plus, it’s relatively heavy, and while the battery life is good for its components, it won’t get you through the day.As for color, the 8-bit+FRC (10-bit simulation) display only covers about 70% of the P3 gamut. Also people have complained about light leakage at the edges of the display. Sarah Tew/CNET With the Surface Studio, you’re paying for flexibility: the big, 28-inch broad-gamut touchscreen display that you can lay flat for different viewing angles and draw on with a pressure-sensitive stylus. The Microsoft Dial’s an extra perk if you like a fourth input device when you work (in addition to mouse, keyboard and stylus). The system was updated in 2018 with discrete graphics, to a GeForce GTX graphics card, the 1070.Drawbacks: Pressure-sensitive stylus technology has evolved in the past couple years, and it still only offers last-generation Nvidia GPUs and relatively slow mobile CPUs. It’s very expensive for that, especially given that this generation is an investment. Plus, Microsoft has intimated that it plans to release the display as a standalone in 2019, which means you could attach it to a more powerful system. $674 OLED displays have a combination of color gamut (100% P3) and contrast that IPS panels are struggling to match, but need calibration to keep your colors from chaos. The 15-inch Razer Blade is sleek and powerful — it’s got all the Nvidia Studio specs, just lacks the logo, and you can download the more creative-application-focused Studio driver yourself.  After a quick calibration with an i1Display Pro, the Razer nailed the white point and grayscale tracking, the keys to getting proper color. Plus, they’re solidly built, well-designed laptops that perform well. Drawbacks: Razer gear is always expensive, and the 4K display kills the battery life; it lasted just under 3 hours in our testing. That’s one area in which the excellent IPS displays, like the MacBook’s, has an advantage over OLED.(You’ll have to configure it yourself, but if you select the RTX 2080 Max-Q option the OLED display appears as a choice.) Best Buy Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Razer Blade 15 Advanced OLED Apple iPad Pro 2018 $3,299 at Razer For 3D design and coding Comments See It Laptops Tablets Desktops News • Get an 11-inch iPad Pro for $650 (save $150) Sarah Tew/CNET The Surface Pro 6 offers 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and runs full Windows 10, plus it supports the Microsoft Dial, which can substitute some functions when you don’t have access to the keyboard for your shortcuts. There’s also an option to use the sRGB color space instead of the default make-colors-pop setting. And it boasts better battery performance that previous models.If you plan to use it for painting rather than sketching, don’t skimp on the processor when you buy. Go full Intel Core i7 to get the better CPU and more storage if you can afford it. Complex brushes, color mixing and textures can slow you down if you don’t have enough processor power. Configurations vary in pricing depending on memory and storage.Drawbacks: At 12.3 inches, it’s portable but small, especially if you want to use the Dial. It can also get expensive, and you’ll have to pay extra for the pen, Dial and keyboard.It’s a bit low on ports, too — if you need to present your work, you may need a dongle for HDMI, though there’s a mini DisplayPort to connect to a monitor, and it lacks USB-C.  See It $3,300 at Amazon Read Razer Blade 15 Advanced review Now playing: Watch this: Sarah Tew/CNET A big 17-inch screen with an 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 in a slim Max-Q design, this is a powerful system that weighs less than six pounds — and since Nvidia hasn’t released any mobile Quadro RTX chips yet, the gaming-oriented GeForce GPUs are your only option for portable cutting-edge graphics. Unless you settle for less power on the road and plug into an external GPU at the office. Asus’ is one of the fastest of the Max-Q 17-inch models we’ve tested. If you don’t need the GPU power as much as the CPU and screen size, you can drop to the RTX 2060 configuration and save some money.Drawbacks: It’s expensive, heavier than some of the competition, and there’s no Core i9 configuration option, which means you’re gaining better real-time operational fluidity by sacrificing rendering speed. Because it’s the consumer GPU, you may not be able to take advantage of some advanced features that are limited to workstation GPUs in 3D software and no 10-bit color in graphics applications. The battery life isn’t great and the touchpad is in an odd position on the right side. Read iPad Pro review Read Microsoft Surface Studio review Preview • Apple’s newest iPad Pros hands-on: The iPad X we expected HP ZBook x2 Apple For artists on Windows As long as you’re OK with tablet apps rather than desktop applications and don’t need the flexibility of a full operating system, the iPad Pro has the power and battery life for a lot of the sketching, photo and video-editing capabilities you need. It can also feed into desktop apps for the rest.It has a great Retina display for color work, and a fine-feeling pencil for sketching. Apple improved the design over earlier models as well, letting you wirelessly charge the Apple Pencil just by attaching it through a magnetic strip on the tablet for longer battery life. It also swapped the Lightning connector for a more flexible USB-C version. I wish the Pencil had an option for a softer nib, but it seems to be good enough for a lot of people.Apple recently announced that it was splitting the operating systems for the iPhone and iPad with the next version, scheduled for the fall; at that time the iPad Pro will get iPadOS, which introduces capabilities that will make it a lot more useful for creative work. These include a file system which will support the ability to connect to cameras (and thumb drives) for browsing and downloading and the ability to use the iPad as a second screen via Sidecar — a screen with Apple Pencil support.Drawbacks: The Pencil 2 and keyboard add to the cost of what’s already a fairly expensive proposition. The company’s new iPad Air, which has similar chops to the original iPad Pro and supports the original Apple Pencil but is faster and starts at $499, may be an attractive — and cheaper — alternative. You may not be able to use some of the iPadOS features, though, because it has a Lightning, not a USB-C connector. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review • iPad Pro 2018 review: A powerful, beautiful tablet that needs a software overhaul See it $3,499 at Microsoft Store A convertible version of the also-excellent XPS 15, the two-in-one offers the same great display but adds tablet flexibility you might want for drawing and sketching as well as the convenience of flipping the screen for presenting to clients. The 4K display is gorgeous but will quickly drain your battery.The Precision 5530 is the workstation equivalent, with the same excellent display options and design, but incorporating better security and more powerful options, including a Core i9 or Xeon CPU and up to 32GB RAM. The Radeon Vega WX GL graphics aren’t very powerful, but they are workstation-class and it has a 4K, broad-gamut and color-accurate touchscreen display. Drawbacks: The 5530 doesn’t support ECC memory. Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. • Apple Sarah Tew/CNET See at HP $1,215 at Walmart $799 5:40 Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new products. For designers Mobile workstation for illustration For photo- and SDR video editing For art and design Mac Pro: Everything you need to know Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Dell XPS 15 2-in-1/Dell Precision 5530 Read Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review See It $674 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier See All reading • Best laptops, desktops and tablets for designers and creatives in 2019 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See at Dell For artists and photographers Mentioned Above Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Silver, 64GB, 2018) Are you baffled by the multitude of laptop, desktop and tablet options being hurled at you as a generic “creative” or “creator?” Marketing materials rarely distinguish among the widely varying needs for different pursuits. Photo editing? You need a laptop or tablet with a powerful CPU, color-accurate screen and can settle for a midrange graphics processor. For sketching, painting and illustration you want the same, but with a little more oomph in your GPU and likely good stylus support. And for video editing and 3D rendering, you’ll want to pull the stops out for everything you can afford. With these criteria and more in mind, I’ve culled recommendations from products we’ve tested that stand out for performance, design and features appropriate to specific types of tasks.I’ve finally had a chance to check out some OLED laptop displays, and they’re as color-accurate as they’re reputed to be — as long as you calibrate them yourself. For instance, only one came with a factory-calibrated monitor. They still have weak areas — they’re not as accurate at the supersaturated areas of the gamut, which may affect you if you do game design or CGI work — but they’re quite something. Then there’s Nvidia’s new “Nvidia RTX Studio” program. The new initiative is a partnership with laptop retailers to ensure that logo’d systems meet a certain minimum level of specifications for creative work: A GeForce or RTX GPU, Core i7 H series CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a 1080p screen. But I haven’t seen any of these systems yet, so it’s unclear how far the manufacturers are going to improve on these rather low-bar requirements. However, at the same time, Nvidia delivered new drivers which finally opened up true 30-bit color in Photoshop and other Adobe apps to GeForce cards. Woo hoo! Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.  Other developments to take into consideration include:  Apple’s big reveal of its shiny new Mac Pro and wowza Pro Display XDR monitor (with its $1,000 stand). They’re slated to ship in the fall, but I suspect their release will slip to later in the year. If you’re asking yourself, “Should I delay buying until the Mac Pro is available?” my preliminary answer (given that we know nothing about the pricing beyond the base configuration) is “no” for most people. For heavy-duty video editing and a big budget, you might want to wait. But expect to pay more than the $6,000 base configuration, because that comes with a Radeon Pro 580X card, a baffling inclusion in a such an expensive system. It has the same graphics that are in the iMac (not even the iMac Pro) and likely there just because Xeons lack integrated graphics. Plus, the base configuration only has a 256GB SSD, which is barely enough to install Adobe Creative Cloud (an exaggeration, but you get the point).Laptops with Intel’s H-series ninth-gen Core processor are also available now, so you don’t necessarily need a 10-pound luggable to get fast laptop performance. While Intel’s Ice Lake chipsets with integrated Thunderbolt 3 and updated integrated graphics are coming later this year, we don’t yet know when they’ll make their way into higher-end systems. And thus far they’re targeted at lightweight, long battery life models, anyway.There are so many variations of the performance mix individuals need for power-hungry applications, so it’s not only hard to limit suggestions to a handful of certain specs, it’s even harder to recommend specific configurations for each. (And note that I’ve got no budget picks here, but will probably add them in a future update.) So here are a few rules of thumb that should help you make your decisions: Check your software requirements. Some applications require workstation-class components, such as Nvidia Quadro chips rather than GeForce, to access some advanced features. For example, Adobe Photoshop doesn’t support 10-bit color without one (you may think you’ve switched it on but it’s not operational). Unfortunately, that also increases the price.Base the specs on the application you spend the most time in. If your budget demands that you make performance trade-offs, you need to know what to throw more money at. Since every application is different, you can’t generalize to the level of “video-editing uses CPU cores more than GPU acceleration,” though a big, fast SSD is probably a good idea.For desktops, think about going boutique. If you’re not a victim of corporate purchasing standards, getting a custom-built system with longer battery life may be the way to go, though expect to pay a premium. Companies like Falcon Northwest, Origin PC, Digital Storm and Maingear, for instance, are known for their gaming desktops but they build workstations as well. They also offer processors and graphics cards you generally can’t find from more mass-market manufacturers, such as an 18-core Core i9, 32-core AMD Threadripper or Nvidia Titan RTX. Plus, they’ll overclock those parts for you. Some also personalize the cases with custom artwork which should appeal to your artistic sensibility, help you decide what components you’ll need for the software you run and provide more personalized tech support.If you do color-critical work, focus on buying a laptop with hardware calibration. A display that supports color profiles stored in hardware, like HP’s Dreamcolor models, will allow for more consistent color when you use multiple calibrated monitors. They also tend to be better, as calibration requires a tighter color error level than usual. You usually need to step up to a mobile workstation for this type of capability; you can use hardware calibrators such as the X-Rite i1Display Pro to generate software profiles, but they’re more difficult to work with when matching colors across multiple connected monitors. This is true for even the new gaming-systems-cooked-for-creatives such as Acer’s Concept D line.     Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Sarah Tew/CNET $747 iPad Pro Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Read Zephyrus S GX701 review Read Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review Read HP ZBook x2 review Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701 Share your voice $674 at Walmart Tags 4 Acer Adobe Asus Bluetooth Dell HP Intel Microsoft Nvidia Razer Apple Wacomlast_img read more

first_imgHusband Scott Blom and the two youngest Blom children, Zach and Katilyn, were lost last week when their plane went down, apparently in Lake Clark. (Photo courtesy the Blom family)Boat operations have been suspended and aircraft grounded by bad weather with no more signs of a single-engine plane presumed to have crashed in southwest Alaska.Listen NowEfforts have stalled in Lake Clark as poor weather is preventing aircraft from continuing the search for the Piper PA-28 Cherokee.“We are dealing with persistent ice fog off of Lake Clark, and that is hampering the air search,” Megan Richotte, a spokeswoman with Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, said on Monday. “Alaska State Troopers arrived on Saturday, and they were able to fly with their helicopter less than an hour over the lake.”The plane left Port Alsworth at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday but never arrived in Anchorage.Authorities believe it went down in Lake Clark, killing the four on-board.Troopers did not see any new debris in the presumed vicinity of the crash.A boater found items Thursday belonging to occupants on the plane, and on Friday the co-pilot seat and all three wheels were found on the lake, about 11 miles northeast of Port Alsworth.Presumed dead in the crash are pilot Kyle Longerbeam, 25, passengers Scott Blom, 45, Kaitlyn Blom, 14, and Zach Blom, 13.Searchers have been grounded since the trooper flight Saturday, Richotte said.“No one, community members or park aircraft, have been able to fly yesterday or today,” Richotte said.She said the bay around Port Alsworth is frozen, so searching by boat had been limited to 18-foot Lunds. On Saturday the park service suspended boat operations because of the cold temperatures and ice fog.Fundraising efforts for travel and funeral expenses for the two families involved collected more than $30,000 in donations this weekend.last_img read more

first_imgpple’s new iPhone 8 (R) and 8 Plus are seen after they go on sale at the Apple Store in Tokyo’s Omotesando shopping district, Japan, September 22, 2017.REUTERS/Issei KatoUS-based technology giant Apple is planning to tap digital payments business in India, and may launch its in-house Apple Pay service in the near future.With this move, the iPhone maker plans to expand its footprint in the country, Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice-president told Mint in an exclusive interview.”Our head of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, is here with me. And Apple Pay is something that we definitely want in India. The challenge with payment mechanisms is that there isn’t really a lot of global scale. You deal with individual markets at a time… but India is one of those markets where we hope to bring Apple Pay to,” Cue told the business daily. However, the Apple veteran has not given any specific date about the launch.Rather than building a new payments solution from scratch, Cue hinted that to launch Apple Pay in India, it will look for local players to partner and integrate its payment service.”You have some great payment mechanisms today and we will leverage all of that in doing this. That’s one of the advantages that we have with Apple Pay—Apple Pay isn’t trying to come up with a brand new payment vehicle, so the fact that people like Paytm are doing well here is great. The fact that credit cards are doing well here is great. We just need to integrate with the popular ones and make the service available,” the business daily quoted the VP as saying.In February this year, the government of Karnataka had announced Apple’s proposal to start manufacturing operations in Bengaluru. Following this, the company has already started initial production of its iPhone SE model in Bengaluru, Mint reported.”At the Apple level, India is an incredible opportunity… because what we’re seeing is huge advancements in digitization, bypassing older technologies to newer technologies and we think that we have a really great product that can help move things even faster. And that’s the reason I’m here, that’s the reason (CEO) Tim (Cook) came here before. That’s the reason why Tim will be back and I will be back. We view this as a very long-term opportunity but with very short-term gains that we can have here,” added Cue.last_img read more

first_imgBearded man with IS leader al-Baghdadi`s appearance speaks in this screen grab taken from video. Photo: ReutersUS forces have quietly sent at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq, interviews with the men, Iraqi sources and court documents show.Three of the men have been convicted of IS membership and sentenced to death by Iraqi courts, while five have been given life sentences. Four of them told Reuters they were tortured in prison, a claim Reuters was unable to verify.Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) denied that detainees were transferred to their custody from Syria in 2017 and 2018, and denied the detainees’ claims of torture.While the fate of thousands of IS fighters captured in Syria remains unresolved, the roughly 30 suspected foreign jihadists were transferred to Iraq in 2017 and 2018 after they were captured by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to Iraqi court files, US detention records, intelligence and judicial sources as well as people familiar with the matter.The US military’s Central Command, which oversees US forces in the Middle East, declined to comment on Reuters’ findings, but acknowledged the challenges posed by detainees captured by Kurdish militias, whose authority is not internationally recognised”The issue of foreign terrorist fighters in SDF custody in Syria is an extremely complex problem,” spokesman Captain Bill Urban said.The United States wants countries to take responsibility for their foreign fighters through “prosecution, rehabilitation programmes, or other measures that sufficiently prevent detainees from re-engaging in terrorism”, he said.”We remain engaged with a wide range of international partners to ensure that these foreign terrorist fighters never threaten anyone again.”Eight men convicted for their role in IS – from Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, Egypt and Morocco – were interviewed by Reuters during their appearances in Iraqi courts.They said that after being captured in Syria by US-backed SDF forces they were interrogated about their roles in Islamic State by the SDF and US forces. They said they were then held, mostly in solitary confinement, at US military bases in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region or in Jordan before being handed into Iraqi custody.The SDF declined to comment on the question of prisoner transfers, referring Reuters to Iraqi authorities. The SDF has said it wants to get rid of foreign fighters because it is not in a position to put them on trial.Human RightsUS President Donald Trump is pressing European nations to take back their nationals from among more than 2,000 suspected foreign fighters captured during the final battles to destroy the group’s self-declared caliphate in Syria earlier this year.The US and European allies have held talks with Baghdad on a possible bulk transfer of prisoners from Syria to be prosecuted in Iraq since the start of the year, Western diplomats, Iraqi and US officials say.While there is no common European policy on how to handle detained foreign fighters from Europe, Iraq has shown it is willing to prosecute.Prisoner transfers are not prohibited under international law if they come with human rights guarantees, but that applies to transfers between states – not a non-state actor such as the SDF.”The sub-contraction of trials … to an ill-resourced, under-funded, ill-equipped criminal justice system in Iraq can only be described as an abrogation of responsibility,” said Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN special rapporteur for human rights while countering terrorism.Iraqi judicial officials did not respond to requests for comment.But some prisoners have already been sent to Iraq.An Iraqi military intelligence source said foreign IS detainees had been handed over by the SDF to US forces in 2017 and 2018 inside Syrian territory, and were transported by air to Iraq.Among them is Belgian Bilal al-Marchohi, 23, who was sentenced to death on March 18. A spokesman for Belgium’s prime minister declined to comment on his case, but a consular official was present at his trial.Marchohi said he was shuttled between multiple facilities in Syria before being taken to Iraq. He was held by the SDF in a house and a former school, then moved to a facility “where there were only Americans” and next flown – blindfolded and bound – by helicopter to another site. Marchohi said he was kept in solitary confinement, under constant bright lights with few toilet breaks.”The Americans threatened me, my wife and kids,” he said. “They said, ‘we can put a bullet between your two eyes.'”He said he signed a blank confession, which was later filled out by Iraqi authorities to detail his activities in Syria. It appeared to have been changed later to show he was arrested in Iraq, according to his court file, seen by Reuters. In the court file, there is also a reference to his detention by the US military for two months at base in Iraq.The other seven suspected fighters who spoke to Reuters in Iraq said they were also arrested by the SDF, or by the SDF and US forces, in Syria and then held in US detention.Foreign militants like Marchohi – who served in the IS religious police, according to court documents – held elite status within IS ranks. At their trials, judges described the men as battle-tested fighters.German Levent Ozgurt, 24, said he was detained near Aleppo in Syria by the SDF in November 2017 and also flown by helicopter to a US base in northern Iraq, where he was held in solitary confinement.The German foreign ministry said it had no evidence of his transfer from Syria to Iraq.Marchohi and Ozgurt said they were told by US forces that they would be repatriated when their interrogations ended.Instead, they were handed to Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), which they said beat them, held them in stress positions and gave them electric shocks via cattleprods to their genitals.Marchohi showed Reuters scarring he said was from beatings and electric shocks. Ozgurt showed Reuters similar marks on his back at a court appearance where he was sentenced to death on Dec. 4. Germany’s ambassador to Baghdad was present at the trial.The eight detainees also told Reuters confessions used to prosecute them were falsified. Six said they were coerced into thumbprinting the typewritten confessions through torture. Iraqi authorities denied the claims.CTS spokesperson Sabah al-Naaman said any claims that detainees were transferred to their custody from Syria in 2017 and 2018 were untrue, and denied they had been tortured.”IS members know how to tell lies to mislead judges in order to evade prosecutions,” Naaman said.last_img

first_img Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack Stay on target Samsung wants to remotely drive a stake through the heart of every Galaxy Note 7 that hasn’t exploded yet. Unfortunately, not all wireless carriers are willing to let them do it.According to Samsung reports, around 90% of the Galaxy Note 7 devices, they sold have already been returned. It’s easy enough to see why Samsung wants to disable the remaining 10%.They’ve yet to blow up on their owners and destroy yet another car or cause full thickness burns on another thigh, and Samsung would like to keep it that way.The plan they’ve come up with is to push a software update to the affected devices that will prevent them from taking a charge. Once the battery runs down, then, the phones are done. The owner can keep it around as a paperweight or finally stop prolonging the inevitable and take it back to their carrier to trade it in.There’s one hangup, of course, and it’s the same one you run into when you’re waiting for Android updates to get pushed to your phone. Carriers have to agree to push the OTA update to their customers.At least one is refusing to do that: Verizon.According to a company statement, Verizon is unwilling to leave its customers high and dry over the holiday season. “We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation,” they said.Fair point. If someone else’s Note 7 blows up on them, you want to make sure that any nearby paramedics still carrying a Note 7 can still be reached.T-Mobile will start rolling out the update on December 27th. Other carriers are waiting until January: AT&T will push the update on the 5th, and Sprint will follow up on January 8th.last_img read more

first_img Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Toward a better understanding of bilayer graphene Citation: Damaging graphene to create a band gap (2010, November 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-graphene-band-gap.html More information: Ovidiu Cretu, et. al., “Migration and Localization of Metal Atoms on Strained Graphene,” Physical Review Letters (2010). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.196102center_img (PhysOrg.com) — “Graphene offers a lot of interesting potential applications for nanoelectronics,” Florian Banhart tells PhysOrg.com, “but there is no band gap. This is a well-known problem. Without the band gap, switching as needed in electronic devices is difficult.” Banhart, a scientist at the University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, believes that there is a solution to this problem. “Everyone tries to solve this problem, trying to create different properties in order to create a band gap. Our solution is doping with metal atoms attached to reconstructed defects in the graphene.”Working with Ovidiu Cretu and Julio Rodríguez-Manzo at the University of Stasbourg, and with Arkady Krasheninnikov at the University of Helsinki, Risto Nieminen at Aalto University in Finland and Litao Sun at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, Banhart developed a method to modify the properties of graphene. The group’s work is published in Physical Review Letters: “Migration and Localization of Metal Atoms on Strained Graphene.”“The idea is to be able to attach something to the surface of the graphene, changing some of the properties to get a band gap,” Banhart explains. By creating reconstructed defects, we can enhance the activity of the graphene and attach metal atoms firmly, possibly producing a band gap.”Banhart and his colleagues created graphene layers that were then damaged. “We used an electron beam to damage the graphene,” Banhart says. “For this paper, we used tungsten atoms to bond to the graphene. The defects we created made it possible for the tungsten atoms to be trapped by the defects, creating stable bonds.”Reconstructed defects increase the activity seen in graphene, making bonding to other atoms possible. “The graphene surface is normally rather inert,” Banhart explains, “but defects such as pentagonal or heptagonal rings enhance its activity. We saw enhanced chemical activity with the graphene.”Even though Banhart and his colleagues hope that this work will lead to the eventual creation of nanoelectronic devices made with graphene, he points out that they were unable to show definitive evidence of band gap creation. “There is no evidence that we did create a band gap,” he admits. “But perhaps tungsten is not ideal. We used it because it is large, and easy to see with the electron microscope when trapped by the graphene.”Banhart says that the tungsten has served its purpose, showing that it is possible to attach metal atoms to graphene with the help of defects on the graphene’s surface. He also points out that their recent work shows that it is possible to use this technique to modify graphene’s properties locally. “We have shown that our method might be used in the future to control graphene’s electronic properties better.”The next step is to try to trap other atoms using defects in graphene. Banhart would also like to do more tests on the electronic properties of graphene doped in this manner. “It would be good to do more tests of graphene,” he says. “With more experiments, we should be able to begin to model the electronic structure of graphene more accurately. Once we better understand the properties of graphene, we should be able to better manipulate them so that we can get a band gap, and so that we can use them in nanoelectronic devices.” 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.last_img read more

first_imgIn the new study, the researchers from Peking University demonstrated that it’s possible to efficiently build complex ICs on multiple CNTs, even though the CNTs have different properties. They did this using a modular approach, with the basic module being an eight-transistor (8-T) unit built on two CNTs with different electronic properties. The 8-T unit shows excellent tolerance to the property difference between the CNTs and can be used as a building block to fabricate the 8-bits BUS system, which contains 46 FETs on six CNTs. Tests showed that the 8-bits BUS system maintains a strong signal even as it passes through seven cascading logic gates. Explore further Journal information: Nano Letters SEM image of a BUS circuit based on five semiconducting CNTs selected through electrical measurements. The scale bar is 50 µm. Credit: Pei, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society Citation: Forty-six transistors constructed on six CNTs is most complicated device of its kind to date (2014, May 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-forty-six-transistors-cnts-complicated-device.html SEM image of an eight-transistor (8-T) unit that was fabricated on two CNTs (marked with two white dotted lines). The scale bar is 100 µm. Credit: Pei, et al. ©2014 American Chemical Society (Phys.org) —As silicon-based electronics are predicted to reach their absolute limits on performance around 2020, new technologies have been proposed to continue the trend in the miniaturization of electronic devices. One of these approaches consists of constructing field-effect transistors (FETs) directly on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The resulting devices are on the scale of mere nanometers, although their fabrication is still a challenge. As the researchers explain, the method is particularly valuable now because it allows for exploration of the performance limits of CNT ICs while the material problems are still being solved.”This work has laid down a general way to construct complicated integrated circuits using currently non-perfect carbon nanotube materials, which (unlike silicon) are one-dimensional and different from each other,” Lian-Mao Peng, Professor at Peking University and coauthor of the new paper, told Phys.org.The 8-T unit can be used as the basic building block of a variety of ICs other than BUS systems, making this modular method a universal and efficient way to construct large-scale CNT ICs. Building on their previous research, the scientists hope to explore these possibilities in the future.”In our earlier work, we showed that a carbon nanotube based field-effect transistor is about five (n-type FET) to ten (p-type FET) times faster than its silicon counterparts, but uses much less energy, about a few percent of that of similar sized silicon transistors,” Peng said. “In the future, we plan to construct large-scale integrated circuits that outperform silicon-based systems. These circuits are faster, smaller, and consume much less power. They can also work at extremely low temperatures (e.g., in space) and moderately high temperatures (potentially no cooling system required), on flexible and transparent substrates, and potentially be bio-compatible.” New ‘doping’ method improves properties of carbon nanotubes Now in a new paper published in Nano Letters, researchers Tian Pei, et al., at Peking University in Beijing, China, have developed a modular method for constructing complicated integrated circuits (ICs) made from many FETs on individual CNTs. To demonstrate, they constructed an 8-bits BUS system—a circuit that is widely used for transferring data in computers—that contains 46 FETs on six CNTs. This is the most complicated CNT IC fabricated to date, and the fabrication process is expected to lead to even more complex circuits.Ever since the first CNT FET was fabricated in 1998, researchers have been working to improve CNT-based electronics. As the scientists explain in their paper, semiconducting CNTs are promising candidates for replacing silicon wires because they are thinner, which offers better scaling-down potential, and also because they have a higher carrier mobility, resulting in higher operating speeds. Yet CNT-based electronics still face challenges. One of the most significant challenges is obtaining arrays of semiconducting CNTs while removing the less-suitable metallic CNTs. Although scientists have devised a variety of ways to separate semiconducting and metallic CNTs, these methods almost always result in damaged semiconducting CNTs with degraded performance. To get around this problem, researchers usually build ICs on single CNTs, which can be individually selected based on their condition. It’s difficult to use more than one CNT because no two are alike: they each have slightly different diameters and properties that affect performance. However, using just one CNT limits the complexity of these devices to simple logic and arithmetical gates. More information: Tian Pei, et al. “Modularized Construction of General Integrated Circuits on Individual Carbon Nanotubes.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl5001604 © 2014 Phys.org 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.last_img read more

first_imgFull list of roadworks Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter M6, A500 and A50 Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire Moorlands Bridge to close for seven monthscenter_img South Cheshire Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Drivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across Newcastle Borough this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. The following roadworks are taking place in Newcastle Borough between Monday October 22 and Sunday October 28 This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in Newcastle Borough in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 22 until October 28 Newcastle Borough Newcastle Borough: A – M: Aston: Roadworks and road closure on Minn Bank from October 22 until October 23 Baldwins Gate/Blackbrook: Multi-way traffic lights at junction of A53 and A51 near The Swan with Two Necks from October 18 until October 22 Baldwins Gate: Multi-way traffic lights at Newcastle Road/Woodside from October 15 until October 26 Balterley: Two way traffic signals on B5500 Balterley Green Road near Back Lane on October 23 Betley: Two way traffic lights on Main Road near Mere Cottage from October 25 until October 29 Bradwell: Two way traffic lights along Bradwell Lane until November 30 Madeley Park: Two way traffic lights on Manor Road from October 18 until October 24 Mow Cop: Roadworks/road closure on Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop from the junction of Mow Cop Road from September 17 until December 4 Read MorePolice investigate as pupil excluded after shocking video of school fight emerges on social media N – S: Newcastle: Multi-way traffic lights on Higherland and Drayton Street from October 26 until November 8 Newcastle: Roadworks and road closure on A53 King Street near the Borough Arms hotel from October 12 until November 15. Newcastle: Carriageway incursion on B5044 Silverdale Road near Silverdale Motors from October 15 until October 26 Porthill: Multi-way traffic signals on Oakland Avenue and Inglewood Drive from September 17 until November 1 Reginald Mitchell Way: Give and take traffic controls on Reginald Mitchell Way near the A500 from October 25 until October 29 Silverdale: Multi-way traffic lights on High Street from junction with Mill Street to Parkfields Close from September 7 until October 18 Silverdale: Roadworks and Road closure on Hollywood Lane until March 20 2019 Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. 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 .last_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Following recent incidents of pupils being involved in ‘Pens Down / Explosion’ school-closing parties, KwaZulu-Natal police would like to send a stern warning to those who will be attending these parties that they must behave themselves and not get into trouble with the law.Police will be deployed in most hot-spot areas and beaches to make sure that those who use drugs and alcohol in public places will be arrested.In April this year, a number of parties were organised by pupils and at some of these parties, the youth were allegedly using drugs called ‘Mercedes’ and ‘Lacosta’ that resulted in deaths in KwaMashu and other areas.Other pupils were admitted to hospital for treatment after allegedly using these drugs.A man was recently arrested in the Pinetown area for selling these drugs to young people.Our children are precious and we want them to live in an environment that is safe, where they will learn and grow. Drug-taking among young people can endanger their lives and future.We want schools to be safe so that our children can empower themselves with knowledge for their future. Schools and communities have a responsibility to educate our children about the dangers of abusing drugs. Police also encourage the community to continue informing them of the presence of drug dealers, and appeal to the youth to behave themselves. They should not use drugs or alcohol and those who will be found consuming drugs or alcohol will be arrested. Police will be deployed in all recreation parks to monitor and ensure that no alcohol is used in these areas.DID YOU KNOW?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!last_img read more

first_img Videos | Breast Density | April 26, 2018 VIDEO: Developments in Breast Density Legislation and Screening Guidelines ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane speaks to DenseBreast-info Executive Director JoAnn Pushkin read more February 24, 2009 – Healthcare and breast radiology professionals from around the world recently attended the annual meeting of the Aurora Breast MRI Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they highlighted designing more personalized treatments for breast cancer.Participants came not only from Israel, China, Italy, Puerto Rico and across the U.S. The three-day meeting provided the opportunity for dedicated breast radiologists to learn about the latest advances in breast MRI technology and share clinical experience, data and enhance professional development.In addition to renowned breast radiologists, the group heard from distinguished medical colleagues. Aaron Ciechanover, M.D., DSc, of Haifa, Israel, spoke about how his Nobel-prize winning discoveries at the cellular level coupled with genetic research is paving the way toward improved, more personalized treatments for diseases such as breast cancer that could ultimately lead to prevention.Louis Chow, M.D., executive director of the Organization for Oncology and Translational Research and medical director of the Comprehensive Centre for Breast Diseases at the UNIMED Medical Institute in Hong Kong, addressed the role MRI plays in evaluating therapies given to breast cancer patients prior to surgery, radiation and other treatments.F. Lee Tucker, M.D., of Wirtz, Va., a consulting pathologist, spoke about the need for pathology to keep pace with advances in diagnostic imaging and for close cooperation among all medical members of the patient care team.Arthur Lerner, M.D., surgical director at the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center in White Plains, N.Y., talked about recent advances in nonsurgical techniques for treating early invasive breast cancers. He said breast MRI would play an important role in evaluating disease as researchers develop techniques to destroy small breast cancers with heat or extremely low temperatures without removing them from the breast.World-renowned breast radiologists also shared interesting cases and the latest research involving breast MRI. Speakers included Steven Harms, M.D., clinical radiologist with the Breast Cancer Center of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville and medical director of Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc; Elsie Levin, M.D., medical director of the Faulkner-Sagoff Breast Imaging & Diagnostic Centre in Boston; Stephen Feig, M.D., director of breast imaging at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, and Aurora Breast MRI of Orange County; and Rebecca Stough, MD, clinical director of Breast MRI of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.For more information: www.aurorabmrisociety.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Breast Imaging | December 05, 2017 VIDEO: What is New in Breast Imaging Technology Stamatia Destounis, M.D., FACR, associate professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine, attending radiologis read more News | MRI Breast | May 09, 2019 Screening MRI Detects BI-RADS 3 Breast Cancer in High-risk Patients When appropriate, short-interval follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify early-stage breast… read more Personalized Breast ScreeningSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:07Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -12:07 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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first_imgSpirit Airlinesplans to offer four new weekly flights between Houston and Costa Rica starting May 28, the U.S. discount carrier announced Thursday.Flights will run between Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).The carrier’s public relations manager, Irisaida Méndez, said the airline’s rates are, on average, up to 40 percent lower than those of other companies.Spirit launched daily flights to Costa Rica from Fort Lauderdale, Florida in April 2007 and the company opened a reservations center here in 2009. Facebook Comments Related posts:United Airlines announces more nonstop flights to Houston and New York during Christmas season More flights coming: Delta adds Minneapolis and LA routes to Costa Rica Alaska Airlines to open two routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica New charter flights to Costa Rica from Chicago, Minneapolislast_img read more

first_imgNature wonderland: Hoshino Resorts TOMAMUHoshino Resorts TOMAMU offers a world of natural beauty, recreational enjoyment and much more – all year-roundThe new ‘Nature Wonderland’ campaign showcases the wide variety of activities you can experience at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU throughout the year. During the winter season the main attraction is of course skiing and snowboarding, however, there are also other great activities to enjoy such as the ‘Ice Village’. The resort also boast the largest indoor wave pool in Japan (Mina-Mina Beach), over 20 restaurants in Tomamu and a street dedicated to shopping (hotalu street), so there is plenty for everyone to see and do. There are also countless attractions within an easy distance of the resort such as Asahiyama Zoo and Shirogane Blue Pond and many more. We are launching a new website and short movies to enable Australians to discover more about the Nature Wonderland of Hokkaido, Japan.Nature Wonderland website: https://www.snowtomamu.jp/nwl/en/Ice Village meets Winter Wonderland (Snow season)This unique Ice Village only appears during winter at Tomamu. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the pristine wilderness and under the starry night sky, this enchantingly lit frozen Ice Village has plenty to offer; an Ice Hotel, the unique Bar Icewood, the Ice Slide, Ice Skating and even an Ice Chapel. This mystical world of snow invites guests to experience the magic of winter, with temperatures sometimes even reaching -30°C.Ice Village opens from mid-December 2018 – to early March 2019.Terrace of Frost Tree (Snow season)Frost trees are formed by ice from cold winds blowing over the tree branches and only occurs when the temperature falls below freezing. The Terrace of Frost Tree can be accessed by a gondola ride through the Hidaka Mountains. The white trees covered in snow are a magnificent sight that can also be enjoyed from the Tenbou Café at the UNKAI Terrace. There is also a 200m mountain walking trail running between the Terrace of Frost Tree and the Cloud Walk at the UNKAI Terrace for guests to explore.  An exclusive light-up event is held in December during the Christmas season.Immerse yourself in a sea of clouds at the UNKAI Terrace (Green season)One of main attractions at Tomamu during the green season is the UNKAI Terrace. Wake up bright and early to take the gondola up to a height of 1,088m above sea level into a sea of white clouds. Enjoy the sensation of floating among the clouds while lying in a giant hammock in the sky. The hammock’s design takes inspiration from the clouds and can be enjoyed by up to 10 people at a time.  A new attraction at the UNKAI Terrace, Cloud Bar will be open in September 2018. UNKAI Terrace opens from 12 May to 15 October 2018.About Hoshino Resorts TOMAMUHoshino Resorts TOMAMU is the most family-friendly ski resort in Japan. It is particularly renowned for its high-quality powder snow with 29 trails offering a great variety for skiers of all levels. There are two ski-in / ski-out hotels on the property which are the 5-star all-suite hotel ‘RISONARE Tomamu’ and the 4-star hotel ‘Tomamu The Tower’.  Staying at Tomamu also allows easy access to explore other parts of Hokkaido – from backcountry guided tours in winter, to numerous other activities allowing guests to experience the four distinctive seasons of Hokkaido throughout the year.About Hoshino ResortsHoshino Resorts, the leading hotel management company in Japan, was founded in 1904 as a forestry business in Nagano Prefecture, Japan and opened its first hot spring resort in 1914. The company was rebranded by the current CEO, Yoshiharu Hoshino in 1995 as Hoshino Resorts and it has since expanded across Japan with a focus on local culture and tradition. Hoshino Resorts has developed three separate hospitality brands over the years aimed at different audiences. Besides its flagship HOSHINOYA, it also operates the KAI, RISONARE, and OMO. Hoshino Resorts now operates 35 properties around Japan, and 2 properties overseas (in Tahiti and Bali).URL: https://www.hoshinoresorts.com/en/last_img read more

first_img BILOXI, Miss. – Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance.The Sun Herald reports a judgment filed Thursday in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of $10,000 and if he does not, he will owe her $125,000.Byrd’s attorney Tim Holleman says the Florida resident was 21 when Joseph Edgar Foreman, whose stage name is Afroman, punched her while she danced after getting on the stage during the Mardi Gras concert in Biloxi.Afroman had pleaded guilty to an assault charge. He also agreed he will not disparage, slander or libel Byrd. She claimed he defamed her by writing a song about the assault called “Stay off the Stage.”___Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2001 file photo, Afroman, whose real name is Joseph Foreman, poses for a portrait in New York. Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. A judgment filed Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Harrison County Circuit Court says Afroman must pay Haley Byrd in monthly installments of $10,000 and if he does not, he will owe her $125,000. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin, File) Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punchedcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2018 9:05 pm PDT Last Updated May 25, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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