RedOne Produces Album for Rai Star Faudel

Rabat – After producing an album for Khaled, the King of Rai, Moroccan producer, RedOne, is collaborating with “the Prince of Rai,” Faudel, on his latest album.Faudel, who has been absent from the musical scene for a while, will release a new album produced by RedOne. The two artists made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday in Casablanca.The new album, representing the fruit of two years of work, will contain more than 20 titles. Faudel promises to unveil the album’s first single to the public at the beginning of Ramadan. “All day, all Night” will be sung in Arabic, said Faudel, explaining that he is “very happy” to collaborate with a producer as “wonderful” as RedOne.Originally from Tetouan, RedOne is a producer and arranger as well as a composer. To date, he is considered to be one of music’s most popular producers.RedOne has won two Grammy Awards and three Brit Awards. His repertoire includes work with the likes of Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Khaled, Pitbull, Shakira, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Mika and Christina Aguilera.Faudel first captured public attention with his hit song, “Tellement je t’aime,” almost 20 years ago. It continued with the collaborative project “1, 2, 3 Soleils,” with Khaled and Rachid Taha. He ended up pursuing his solo career, and released four albums in the 2000s.He suffered criticism for supporting Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign in 2007, which lead to a dip in his fame. This collaboration with RedOne could give his career a new lease on life. read more

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Peace committee to meet

The police said that the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) is investigating the incident. The SLMC leader’s media spokesman Dr. A. R. A. Hafeez told the Colombo Gazette that the IGP had told the Minister a peace committee will be formed and it will meet in Grandpass today to ensure such a situation does not arise again.Minister Hakeem had instructed the IGP to ensure tight security for the area following last night’s incident, the SLMC spokesman said. Several houses in the area were also damaged during the mob attack and at least seven people including two policemen were also injured. (Colombo Gazette) Report by Easwaran Rutnam A peace committee will convene in Grandpass today to discuss the violence which erupted last night when a mob attacked a mosque in the area.Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem had returned to Colombo last night after cutting short his election campaigning in Kandy and spoke to IGP N.K. Illangakoon on the incident. Buddhists and Muslims clashed at Grandpass after the mosque was attacked and a police curfew was imposed till 7 this morning. read more

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Ranil says his wife gets higher salary than him

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his wife, Maithree Wickramasinghe, gets a higher salary than him.The Prime Minister told Parliament today he backs proposals to increase the salary of Parliamentarians. He said he also has no objections to Parliamentarians being given vehicles to carry out their work in their electorates.Meanwhile, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that MPs need to be given better housing. He said that while private companies are erecting new apartments in the city, nothing is being done for the MPs. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Silent protest staged in Colombo over attack on Methodist Church

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Methodist Church Bishop Asiri Perera and others over the incident this week.At the meeting he advised the IGP to take action over the attack and provide protection to the church. (Colombo Gazette) Leaders from other religions also extended support to the protest. A group of about 25 people had threatened the Methodist Church Bishop Asiri Perera on Palm Sunday and then attacked the church with stones and firecrackers. A silent protest was staged in Colombo today over the attack on a Methodist Church in Anuradhapura.Clergy and members of various Christian denominations attended the protest staged near the Colombo Methodist Church. Photo courtesy Veerakesari online read more

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Sudan UN human rights officials to meet abuse victims local officials in

The two senior United Nations human rights officials dispatched by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan to examine how civilians can be protected from continuing attacks by armed militias will visit camps for displaced persons, speak to abuse victims and hold talks with local officials, the UN announced today.The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour – who begins a weeklong mission to Darfur tomorrow with Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Juan Méndez – unveiled details of the mission in Geneva.Mrs. Arbour’s spokesman José Luis Díaz told reporters the High Commissioner and Mr. Méndez will travel to Darfur’s three states to meet victims of human rights abuses, inspect camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and hold talks with local officials and staff from UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Mr. Díaz said the pair will head on Monday to El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur State, before travelling to South Darfur and then West Darfur later in the week. The mission is then expected to return to the capital Khartoum on Friday before heading back to Geneva.Mr. Annan announced the trip yesterday, saying the two officials were not going to Darfur to decide whether genocide has taken place, but to recommend what can be done to protect civilians now and in the months ahead.In a statement, Mrs. Arbour said: “My colleagues have been very active in the field monitoring the situation and working with our partners. Along with the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, we will be looking at what more can be done to prevent further violations so the people of Darfur no longer have to fear massacres, rape, forced displacement and other abuses.”More than 1.2 million Sudanese are internally displaced and another 200,000 are living as refugees in neighbouring Chad because of brutal and often deadly attacks by Arab-dominated Janjaweed militias against the mainly black African local inhabitants.The Janjaweed, which are allied to Khartoum, began their attacks after two rebel groups – the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) – rose up against the Sudanese Government in Darfur early last year.Meanwhile, the Security Council has scheduled a meeting at 3pm tomorrow to discuss a draft resolution, sponsored by the United States, on the Darfur crisis. read more

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US factory output fell 08 per cent in January autos appliances and

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2014 7:48 am MDT WASHINGTON – Harsh winter weather led to a steep drop in U.S. factory output in January. Manufacturers made fewer cars and trucks, appliances, furniture and carpeting, as the recent cold spell ended five straight months of increased productionThe Federal Reserve said factory production plunged 0.8 per cent in January, reversing gains of 0.3 per cent in both December and November. Automakers lost days of production because of snowstorms, as their production plummeted 5.1 per cent, the report said.Factory output rose a modest 1.3 per cent over the past 12 months.Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, fell 0.3 per cent in January. Output for utilities rose 4.1 per cent last month as the freezing temperatures boosted heating demand.Factories responded to the weather by running at a lower 76 per cent capacity, a 0.7 percentage point drop over the month and 2.7 percentage points below the long-run average.The repeated battery of winter storms has slowed down the pace of economic growth, ending momentum that has boosted gross domestic product in the second half of last year. Cold weather last month delayed shipments of raw materials and caused some factories to shut down.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported earlier this month that its index of manufacturing activity fell to 51.3 in January from 56.5 in December. It was the lowest reading since May, although any reading above 50 signals growth.Factory orders also fell 1.5 per cent in December, according to the Commerce Department. That could have contributed to less output in January.The figures suggest that U.S. manufacturing is slowing after strong gains at the end of last year. Auto sales approached 15.6 million last year but buying has since decelerated. Businesses are spending cautiously on machinery and other large factory goods. The slowdown means that economic growth in the first three months of this year will probably come in significantly below the strong 3.6 per cent annual pace in the second half of 2013.The economic forecaster Macroeconomic Advisers projected Thursday that growth this quarter would be 1.7 per cent. US factory output fell 0.8 per cent in January; autos, appliances and furniture decline FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, workers assemble ovens at the new Electrolux home cooking appliance factory in Memphis, Tenn. The Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File) read more

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US factory output jumps 1 per cent in July autos furniture textiles

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2014 7:35 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.Manufacturing production rose 1 per cent in July compared with the prior month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Factory output in June was revised slightly higher to a 0.3 per cent increase. Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has risen 4.9 per cent.Demand for autos surged 10.1 per cent last month, the largest increase since July 2009. The broader increase in manufacturing points to stronger growth across the economy, suggesting that manufacturers expect the pace of business investment and consumer spending to improve in the coming months.“Manufacturing will continue to add to the recovery throughout 2014 and into 2015,” said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services.Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, rose 0.4 per cent in July, dragged down by a 3.4 per cent drop in production at utilities.Several other reports suggest that factory production improved this summer.Manufacturers added 28,000 workers last month, according to the government’s jobs report. That builds on the 23,000 employees that factories added in June, a sign that companies expect demand to continue its upward swing.Separately, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported that its manufacturing index climbed to 57.1 in July. That’s the highest level since April 2011 and up from 55.3 in June.Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing activity is growing.The increase in the index led Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, to conclude that “manufacturing payrolls may soon start to rise by close to 50,000 a month.”Factory orders rose a seasonally adjusted 1.1 per cent in June compared with the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Orders had fallen 0.6 per cent in May after three straight monthly gains.An 8.4 per cent jump in demand for commercial aircraft drove much of the gain, yet orders also picked up for machinery, iron, steel, computers and electronics.Rising factory output should help the current economic expansion to continue.The U.S. economy shrank at a 2.1 per cent annual rate in the first quarter, although it bounced back at an annual clip of 4 per cent in the second quarterMost analysts expect the economy to expand at a roughly 3 per cent rate in the second half the year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory output jumps 1 per cent in July; autos, furniture, textiles and metals lead gains read more

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Stock markets slide after latest European Central Bank stimulus plans

TORONTO – Fresh moves by the European Central Bank on its stimulus plans left traders feeling underwhelmed on Thursday and helped pull down North American stock markets.Toronto’s S&P/TSX index closed the session down 139.15 points at 13,324.67, while the Canadian dollar rose 0.06 of a cent at 74.97 cents U.S.The ECB announced a reduction in one of its key interest rates as part of an attempt to stimulate lending, but the bank’s cut on commercial bank deposits to negative 0.3 per cent, from the previous 0.2 per cent, was widely received as disappointing.The announcement caused the euro to jump three per cent against the dollar — a large move.Meanwhile in the United States, the Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen delivered more comments to solidify expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike later this month.“The ECB not doing a huge amount today kind of clears the runway for the Fed to do a liftoff for interest rates later this month,” said Colin Cieszynski, chief market strategist at CMC Markets Canada.“The way Yellen has been talking this week … they’re going to give it serious consideration.”On Wall Street, the Dow Jones plunged 252.01 points at 17,477.67, the broader S&P 500 index declined 29.89 points to 2,049.62 and the Nasdaq lost 85.70 points to 5,037.53.European stocks also had one of their worst days in months. Germany’s DAX plunged 3.6 per cent, its biggest drop since September. France’s CAC-40 index lost 3.6 per cent and the U.K.’s FTSE lost 2.3 per cent.In commodities, the February gold contract rose $7.40 to US$1,061.20 an ounce, helping make the TSX gold sector one of the sole gainers of the session, rising 1.8 per cent.The energy sector dropped nearly 0.1 per cent as the January crude contract settled $1.14 higher at US$41.08 per barrel and the January contract for natural gas was ahead 1.6 cents at US$2.18.Canada’s six biggest banks finished reporting their latest financial results on Thursday, wrapping up another blockbuster period of results. Overall, the banks posted an 11.4 per cent increase in profits to $8.61 billion, despite concerns that a sluggish domestic economy could slow momentum.The TSX financial sector dropped 1.2 per cent.On Friday, the latest data on the U.S. jobs market is forecast to show 200,000 new jobs created in November, according to economists.Canada will issue its November labour force survey, which is expected to show a drop of 30,000 jobs as the oil sector continues to make sweeping cuts to improve results and temporary employment from the federal election winds down.— with files from The Associated Press.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the energy sector dropped nearly one per cent. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 8:14 am MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 4:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stock markets slide after latest European Central Bank stimulus plans read more

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US home construction fell 9 per cent in September

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Oct 19, 2016 6:48 am MDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US home construction fell 9 per cent in September WASHINGTON – Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a second straight month in September, with a plunge in apartments offsetting gains in single-family homes. Building activity was weak in all parts of the country except the Midwest.Construction tumbled 9 per cent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.05 million units, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. It was the slowest pace in 18 months. Construction had fallen 5.6 per cent in August.The weakness last month reflected a 38 per cent drop in construction of apartments, which overshadowed an 8.1 per cent rise in single-family construction.Despite the two months of declines, home construction has been one of the bright spots in the economy this year. Builders have been scrambling to keep up with rising demand amid continued strong job gains and low mortgage rates.The September performance was weaker than expected. Analysts had been forecasting a rebound. But they noted that the smaller apartment segment of construction is often volatile from month to month.“Given the volatility of the multifamily sector, there is not enough in this report to suggest the steady uptrend in housing starts is changing yet,” economists at Contingent Macro Research said in a research note.Applications for building permits, a good sign of future activity, posted an increase of 6.3 per cent in September. It was the biggest one-month gain since last November, pushing activity to an annual rate of 1.22 million units.By region of the country, construction starts rose 6.6 per cent in the Midwest, the only region showing a gain. Construction fell 31.5 per cent in the Northwest, 15.6 per cent in the South and 4.4 per cent in the West.A survey of builder sentiment on Tuesday showed that builders’ confidence about the future eased back a bit this month after surging to the highest level in nearly a year in September. read more

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Westminster debate support for UK motor industry

Business minister Ian Pearson MP responded to the debate recognising government’s ongoing dialogue with the industry but saying state aid must only be an exceptional measure in exceptional circumstances. Following an industry meeting with Lord Mandelson on 27 November, SMMT is awaiting an official government response to the proposed measures.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Possible government support for the UK motor industry was debated in Westminster Hall this afternoon (17 December 2008) following a proposal by Sandra Gidley MP. On behalf of the industry, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called for government to support the UK automotive sector from dealers to vehicle manufacturers, through to the supply chain. The package includes allowing manufacturers’ finance companies access to the Bank of England’s special liquidity arrangements, loan facilities, a review of motoring taxation and support for training, research and development.  Following the debate, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: ‘The motor industry is facing unprecedented market conditions which are having a direct impact on UK jobs and manufacturing. Normally strong companies are facing a bleak future purely as a result of the global banking crisis. It is now vital for UK government to follow the lead of other EU countries and act immediately to demonstrate its commitment to the motor industry and manufacturing as a whole.’ read more

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Presidents Forum brings Brock alumni together

President Jack Lightstone, left, teamed up with former Brock president Terry White at an alumni gathering in Calgary. More than 50 Brock University alumni and friends gathered in the Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary on Feb. 27 for the first President’s Forum of the year, as part of Brock’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations. As the alums caught up with old friends and enjoyed a lively social gathering, they were entertained by the presence of two Brock presidents who set the tone for a good party. Brock’s current President Jack Lightstone teamed up with one of his predecessors, Terry White, as the pair told tales from Brock’s past and spoke of plans for its future. White was president at Brock from 1989-96, before leaving to become president at the University of Calgary. “We are immensely proud of you all,” Lightstone told the alumni gathered in Calgary, “and I implore you to maintain and indeed strengthen your ties with your alma mater. And if there is any way you can come back to the campus for the 50th anniversary celebrations – or for that matter at any time – please, come home to Brock.” Throughout the 50th anniversary year, a series of Brock President’s Forums and alumni events are scheduled for several Canadian cities. The next Forum takes place Thursday, March 27 in Burlington. So far, more than 150 alumni have taken part in 50th anniversary celebrations. Information regarding the anniversary activities, including Homecoming weekend Sept. 18-21, can be found online. read more

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Bengals receiver AJ Green out for the season with injury

CINCINNATI — Bengals receiver A.J. Green will be sidelined for the rest of the season with an injured toe on his right foot.The Bengals placed him on injured reserve Wednesday. Green got hurt on Oct. 28, missed three games with the injury, and returned last Sunday against Denver. He aggravated it while running a route, and he’s getting medical opinions on whether he should have surgery.Green finishes with 46 catches for 694 yards — both career lows — and six touchdowns.The Bengals also activated cornerback Davontae Harris from the injured reserve list on Wednesday. Harris suffered a knee injury in September.Cincinnati (5-7) has lost four straight and six of seven. The Bengals play the Chargers (9-3) in Los Angeles on Sunday.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLJoe Kay, The Associated Press read more

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John Bercow orchestrated row over Donald Trumps UK visit government sources believe

first_img“Bercow did this to win Labour, SNP and Lib Dem support for staying on,” a senior member of Theresa May’s Government said. “He has orchestrated the whole thing.” 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. It had previously been expected that Mr Bercow would stand down next year.But after making his comments about Mr Trump, Mr Bercow has been supported by numerous MPs from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP, who said they would oppose any attempt to oust him.It means it is likely that Mr Bercow will be able to remain in post for years. It is understood that Mr Bercow has told friends and allies he wants to remain in post until at least 2020. Cabinet ministers have told the Telegraph that they believe Mr Bercow (centre) intentionally created the row as part of a plot to ensure he stays on as Commons Speaker until at least 2020Credit:Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Lord Fowler, the Speaker of the Lords, expressed anger that he was not consulted by Mr Bercow about his statement. He suggested that he and Mr Bercow should be stripped of their ability to “effectively veto” foreign leaders from addressing Parliament. John Bercow “orchestrated” a row over Donald Trump’s visit to the UK to allow him to stay in post as Commons Speaker until 2020, government sources believe.Mr Bercow was accused of violating his political impartiality after he said on Monday that he wanted to prevent the US President from addressing Parliament during a forthcoming state visit.He said he wanted to stop Mr Trump from speaking in Westminster Hall because of his “racism and sexism”.It prompted one Conservative MP, James Duddridge, to table a motion of no confidence in Mr Bercow, which has been formally supported by two Tory backbenchers.However, Cabinet ministers have told the Telegraph they believe Mr Bercow intentionally created the row as part of a plot to ensure he stays on as Commons Speaker until at least 2020. Allies of Mr Bercow said that he had simply been responding to a point of order in Parliament by Stephen Doughty, a Labour MP, calling on officials to withhold permission for an address to Westminster Hall by Mr Trump.But a number of Conservatives claim that Mr Bercow knew the question was coming and had pre-prepared his remarks.Mr Bercow drew a furious response from ministers on Monday when he told MPs: “We value our relationship with the United States. However, as far as this place is concerned, I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons.”Before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall. After the imposition of the migrant ban by President Trump, I am even more strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall.”center_img A number of Conservatives claim that Mr Bercow knew the question was coming and had pre-prepared his remarks A number of Conservatives claim that Mr Bercow knew the question was coming and had pre-prepared his remarksCredit:Paul Grover for the Telegraph Cabinet ministers have told the Telegraph that they believe Mr Bercow intentionally created the row as part of a plot to ensure he stays on as Commons Speaker until at least 2020. Alec Shelbrooke, a Tory MP, on Friday voiced support for Mr Duddridge’s motion, saying that although Mr Trump’s “faith-based migrant ban” is “discriminatory” and “wrong”, Mr Bercow had “politicised the office of Speaker and his position is untenable”.However, Labour MPs defended Mr Bercow.Kate Osamor said: “John Bercow has my full support and I won’t be voting for a motion of no confidence.”And Seema Malhotra, a former shadow minister, said: “Lots of support for Speaker Bercow, who does his job with impeccable fairness and honesty.”Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, has written to the Speaker to stress his support for him. Bercow did this to win Labour, SNP and Lib Dem support for staying onSenior member of Theresa May’s Governmentlast_img read more

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T Rex could not have outrun a speedy human scientists conclude

first_imgResearchers at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, looked at almost 500 species, ranging from molluscs to whales, to find out how size was related to speed.Zoologist Dr Myriam Hirt, of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, said: “Palaeontologists have long debated the potential running speeds of large birds and dinosaurs, that roamed past ecosystems. Humans could outrun a Tyrannosaurus RexCredit:Jurassic Park So if acceleration time in the anaerobic phase exceeds the amount of energy that can be made available to muscles, the maximum achievable speed reaches an upper limit.Dr Hirt said: “Put simply, small to intermediately sized animals accelerate quickly and have enough time to reach their theoretical maximum speed, whereas large animals are limited in acceleration time and run out of readily mobilisable energy before being able to reach their theoretically possible maximum.“In nature, the fastest running or swimming animals such as cheetahs or marlins are of intermediate size.”The team found maximum speed falls rapidly as animals grow beyond average size.For huge animals such as T Rex, which weighed up to nine tons, the time required to accelerate to faster speeds outstrips the time available for acceleration. However humans could not have run away from a velociraptor  Humans could outrun a Tyrannosaurus Rex “This is consistent with theories claiming Tyrannosaurus was very likely to have been a slow runner.”Under Dr Hirt’s hypothesis, animals have only a finite amount of time to accelerate from a standing start before they can accelerate no longer.They find this is because the acceleration phase requires muscles to function anaerobically, without oxygen, during which only limited stores of energy are available.Larger animals take longer than smaller ones to accelerate to their maximum speed.center_img However humans could not have run away from a velociraptor Credit:Jurassic Park  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. The research was published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. Its name may translate as ‘king of the tyrant lizards’ but Tyrannosaurus Rex could not have outrun a speedy human, scientists have concluded, making a mockery of Jurassic Park.Although it was previously thought the dinosaur could sprint at around 45mph, German scientists have discovered that the lumbering beast was so massive it would have struggled to accelerate beyond a medium trot.In fact, researchers calculated that T Rex could only have clocked a running speed of 16.5mph, just one mph faster than the average human, and a 11 mph slower than Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth.And the dinosaur certainly would not have been capable of keeping up with a moving Jeep, as shown in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.However even Bolt could not have out-run a velociraptor, who would have been one of the fastest dinosaurs with the ability to run at 34 mph.last_img read more

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Eliminating brake dust particle emissions

first_imgAdvanced Braking Technology (ABT) manufactures the “safer vehicle braking system”, the multi-award winning SIBS® (Sealed Integrated Braking System). SIBS failsafe brakes are widely used in light commercial vehicles for the mining industry, operating in some of the harshest conditions in the world. The SIBS system is a single rotor, enclosed, wet braking system which reduces brake operating temperatures, reduces wear and, ABT claims, “totally eliminates the generation of fine dust particle emissions.“Environmentally friendly SIBS brakes provide unparalleled safety, increased productivity and are highly adaptable.”last_img read more

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Vote for the Worlds Best Mens Coach in 2011

After more than 11000 Handball fans Worldwide chose Laszlo Nagy and Heidi Loke for the World’s Best Players in 2011, there is a new opportunity to heard your opinnion. Handball-Planet.com organising the First Voting Contest for the World’s Best Men’s coach in 2011. Our Jury consisted of journalists from several European countries with International background made a list of the six coaches. They were the best in the EHF Champions League, domestic Leagues or with their National Teams at the World Championship in Sweden.Nominated coaches for the World’s Best Men’s Coach in 2011:Ulrik Wilbek (Denmark NT)Alfred Gislason (THW Kiel)Martin Schwalb (HSV Hamburg – 2010/2011)Dagur Sigurdsson (Fuchse Berlin)Claude Onesta (France NT)Xavi Pascual (F.C Barcelona)VOTE until 3rd of January! ← Previous Story Noddesbo tips another good Denmark display at the EURO 2012 Next Story → Vote for the World’s Best Women’s Coach in 2011! read more

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Pelican tech might give future iPhones slimmer better 3D cameras

first_imgWould you like a better camera in your smartphone? With existing technology, there’s not a lot that can be done: a postage stamp sized sensor just isn’t going to be very sensitive to light, especially without a decent, high-quality lens. But California startup Pelican Imagining has an innovative idea on how they can change all of that: instead of using just a single lens and a sensor, their camera uses an array of smaller modules united with a computational algorithm to combine those sensors’ data into a single image.AdChoices广告The Pelican array camera uses a process called light-field photography to achieve its effect while maintaining an extremely thin sensor, but there’s more to light-field photography than just stitching a bunch of smaller images together. Some of this functionality is terribly neat. For example, you could take a photo of a tree and then, after the photo was taken, you could change the image’s depth of field, blurring a background or putting a subject into sharp focus. This might be the first type of camera where you can adjust lens settings after you snap the shot.In addition, Pelican’s camera tech is promising to give high resolution images with low ISO results even in low-light situations. Pelican also says that thanks to the way the Pelican array can be used to measure 3D motions, the tech could also be used to enable gesture-controls on tablets.This is very neat stuff, but it won’t matter unless a handset maker puts it into an actual product. We’re hopeful that they will, sooner rather than later, because this is terribly neat and could finally save us from the hegemony of crappy cameraphone pics.Read more at Pelican (Via Gadget Lab]last_img read more

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Gigabytes Brix mini PC fights Intels NUC with Core i7 power multiple

first_imgDesktops aren’t exactly the hot new thing these days, but the companies that make them are still forging ahead, delivering useful new designs to the customers that want them. The pressure might not feel great if you work for a PC manufacturer, but if you are a potential buyer there are some advantages. Just check out Gigabyte’s new Brix mini PC, which offers features we could only have dreamed of in the nettop days. The Brix, which is the size of a few stacked CD cases, offers buyers a lot of power as well as a number of configuration options.The four Brix models – Core i7 down to CeleronThe Brix will ship in four models, from the Core i7-powered XM1 down to the Celeron-ified XM14. All the processors are dual-core with reasonable clock speeds, run DDR3 RAM (up to 16GB), have 802.11n WiFi, and utilize USB 3.0. Every model is mountable (with either 75x75mm or 100x100mm VESA) and have both DisplayPort and HDMI video output.Pricing is not yet available, but I’d expect the Brix line to map closely to Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC), though that does have fewer models available for sale. The Core i3 NUC — the primary retail offering — currently sells for about $300 for the kit, which includes the CPU, case, motherboard, and mounting hardware. Brix models, which will likely range from being cheaper than the NUC to more expensive, also are “DIY PC kits”, which means buyers need to add their own storage and memory.Gigabyte has left us all waiting to learn more about pricing and availability, but so far the Brix series looks like a compelling offering. If you are in need of an ultra-compact PC and are happy with Ivy Bridge at a time when Haswell is likely just weeks away, the Brix line almost certainly has a model for you. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Gigabyte Brix Gigabyte Brix It’s small super smallGigabyte Brix The front of the BrixGigabyte Brix Cutaway shot of the coolingGigabyte Brix Cutaway shot of the Brix’s gutsGigabyte Brix Front and back of the BrixGigabyte Brix VESA mounted on the back of a displayGigabyte Brix The four Brix models – Core i7 down to CeleronGigabyte Brix It’s small super smalllast_img read more

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Manasis Dance School celebrates Grandparents Day

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Staying true to its annual memorial of Dimosthenis Manasis’ grandparents Fotini and Dimosthenis Manasis, the acclaimed dance school hosted a colourful and full program of music events at Oakleigh’s Kingston Hall last Sunday.The event began a few years ago as a small “open class” dance lesson, where families were welcome to come and watch a lesson in progress, giving every students’ yiayiades and pappoudes the chance to feel special.“Grandparents Day was established to show our appreciation for our grandparents and other special people in our lives,” Dimosthenis Manasis said.“Throughout the duration of the concert each year, the project[ed] AV slideshow acts as a sentimental backdrop to the whole event, screening wedding photos of the grandparents of our students’ families; memories spanning across four generations.”Each class, from three-year-old beginners to senior students, performed a medley of Greek dances to the sound of traditional Greek folk music from talented students as well as other special guests.Neos Kosmos’ photographer Kostas Deves was there to capture the feel of the celebrated event.last_img read more

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Police fatally shoot man after exchanging fire in Longview

first_imgA man died early Wednesday morning in Longview after he ran into an occupied home and exchanged gunfire with police.Longview police officers were dispatched shortly before 3 a.m. to El Patio Mobile Home Park in the 600 block of California Way for a report of an unwanted subject.Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies also responded to assist the local officers, according to a Facebook post by the Longview Police Department.When officers found the man, he displayed a firearm and fled, according to the police department.Then, the man “forced his way into an occupied residence. The occupants were able to leave the residence safely,” police said.Once inside the home, the man started shooting toward officers, who returned fire and fatally wounded him, police initially said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.last_img read more

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