CanadaUS trade talks take a break for long weekend

first_imgNegotiations between Canada and the U.S. about reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement have ended without an agreement.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said negotiators would meet again next week in an effort to reach an agreement.“We’re not there yet,” Freeland said.For now, the U.S. plans to move forward with a deal with Mexico on terms reached earlier in the week.It’s not clear what this means for the NAFTA.The White House had placed a Friday deadline to provide Congress with the necessary 90 days’ notice that it intended to enter into a new trade agreement and still have the new deal signed by December 1, the day Mexico’s new president takes office.Canada’s dairy market quotas appear to be a stumbling block, with U.S. officials saying Canada had made no concessions on agriculture and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he was standing firm on the issue.last_img read more

National Park Service Illuminates 100 Years From Brooklyn Bridge Park

first_imgOn August 22, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will illuminate the iconic New York City skyline, continuing the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.With the help of Bill Nye, Questlove, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell – and with a nod to the innovative spirit of Thomas Edison National Historical Park – the event at Brooklyn Bridge Park will inspire new generations to discover America’s treasures, our national parks. The event is the third in the summer long Park Exchange series for the NPS Centennial, and is part of the #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque movement.Through a partnership with One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park, the event will allow participants to control the color of the One World Trade Center Spire for the first time ever by working together to solve interactive, collaborative puzzles on a giant digital circuit board. For those who want to follow the excitement remotely, the Statue of Liberty’s webcam of New York Harbor will offer views of the city. The festive day will feature music by Ramblin’ Dan and Questlove, appearances by Bill Nye, Secretary Jewell and park rangers, along with family-friendly activities exploring science and innovation. Interactive stations will encourage visitors to discover national parks and ways to make their own connections to parks.Across the country, National Park Service sites will join the celebration using Facebook Live as they complete a “virtual park circuit.” The circuit will start and end at the Brooklyn Bridge Park event site in New York, with park rangers throughout the country exploring different concepts of innovation, one park at a time. Each park will in turn tag the next one in the series and the circuit will be completed with a return to Brooklyn for the last live post. More information about the Virtual Park Circuit can be found online here.“To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will bring the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison National Historical Park to New York City and connect the innovative spirit to parks across the country,” said Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of National Park Service. “National parks reflect the innovative spirit of America, because after all, they embody one of our nation’s most revolutionary ideas – that some of the most beautiful landscapes, iconic historic sites and culturally significant places should belong to every American. As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service this month illuminating the Manhattan skyline reflects this innovative, progressive American spirit and lights the way for the National Park Service as we enter our second century of service.”“The National Park Service protects over 84 million acres of US soil, from beautiful landscapes like Yellowstone National Park to important monuments like Stonewall National Monument,” said Bill Nye, Centennial Ambassador for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. “The event on August 22nd is the perfect invitation for everyone, from every generation, to be involved with our national parks.”The public is invited to join the centennial festivities at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22. The free celebration will include:• 1:30 – 3:30 PM – Ice cream social with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Musical performance by kid-friendly band, Ramblin’ Dan • 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM – Surprise musical performance • 7:45 PM – Opening Remarks with Bill Nye (Centennial Ambassador for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Will Shafroth (National Park Foundation President), Regina Myer (Brooklyn Bridge Park President) • 8:00 – 10:00 PM – Guest celebrity DJ set by Questlove • Family-friendly activities like sand-art, corn hole, temporary tattoos, games, prizes and learning stations with National Park Foundation Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque partners American Express, Subaru, and Coca-Cola. There will also be interactive stations: ◦ American Express – and its nonprofit partner Games for Change will host an interactive game experience showcasing the new iOS game ­Save the Park ­where you play as a park volunteer and experience the conservation activities that support the national parks. They will also host a special “Smart Parks Game Jam” in which participants will learn the basics of game design and prototype games that encourage people to use technology to interact with parks, showing how games can inspire environmental stewardship and civic engagement. Games will be played by judges and winners will receive prizes provided by Games for Change. ◦ Subaru of America who will be on-site to raise awareness of its National Park Zero-Landfill Initiative, an effort to significantly reduce waste going into landfills from all national parks, while educating attendees on how they can help keep the parks beautiful for another 100 years. To further divert waste from landfills, Subaru will also be collecting soft drink and water bottle caps that will be recycled into a park bench and donated to an organization or park in need. ◦ The Coca-Cola Company will showcase their partnership with the National Park Foundation and the parks by highlighting the Active Trails initiative. Active Trails promotes getting community members outdoors and active in parks, deepening connections with local communities, and inspiring the next generation of park visitors and supporters.“It’s not often that someone – or something – celebrates 100 years on this planet. It’s super cool the National Park Service is celebrating its centennial by having me DJ their 100th birthday party,” said DJ Questlove, who will be playing a set at the New York Park Exchange event.“We launched the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement to encourage a new generation to seek out our country’s incredible national parks,” said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. “As we draw closer to this milestone anniversary, it is thrilling to see these connections taking root. Millions of people across the country are discovering that national parks are relevant to their lives in many ways. The National Park Foundation is committed to continuing these efforts as we enter the next 100 years of protecting and sharing these treasures.”Some of the most admired companies in the world are supporting the National Park Foundation’s efforts for #FindYourPark, including American Express, Budweiser, Subaru, REI, Humana, and Disney. Additional partners include Coleman and Coca-Cola.For each of the three Park Exchange events, a national park experience is conveyed to – or exchanged with – one of America’s urban centers. The first exchange in May brought the majesty of Redwoods National and State Parks to the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and projected the giant trees on the side of the iconic University of Texas Tower. In June, an exchange event brought a traditional second line parade from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park to another musically rich city Chicago. A calendar of events taking place across the country to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial can be found at FindYourPark.com/Find.The host and a partner for the New York Park Exchange event, Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline; its mission is to create and maintain a world class park that is a recreational, environmental and cultural destination enjoyed by the residents of, and visitors to, New York City.last_img read more

Princess Lalla Hasna Inaugurates Rabat Hassan II Park

Rabat – After cutting the inaugural ribbon, Lalla Hasna toured the park’s facilities, which include an amphitheater, a musical fountain, an administrative building, a playground, two skate parks, a 10-meter climbing wall, three mini football pitches, three basketball and volleyball courts, and a football field.The princess is King Mohammed VI’s younger sister and chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection. At the park, she posed for souvenir photos with children and young artists and athletes who presented musical, juggling, and acrobatic shows.The director general of the Rabat-Sale Urban Agency, Khaddouj Guenou, gave Lalla Hasna a book titled “Rabat, Garden City.” Upon her arrival at the park on Sunday, the princess reviewed a unit of the auxiliary forces and was greeted by Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi Alami; the wali (governor) of the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, Mohamed Mhidia, and the director general of the local authorities, Khalid Safir. read more

Encana reports US245M Q1 loss on restructuring and unrealized hedging loss

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA) CALGARY — Encana Corp. reported a loss of US$245 million in its latest quarter as it was hit by restructuring costs and an unrealized hedging loss.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the loss amounted to 20 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31.That compared with a profit of $151 million or 16 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.Encana says its adjusted operating profit for the first quarter totalled $165 million or 14 cents per share, compared with an operating profit of $156 million or 16 cents per share a year ago when it had fewer shares outstanding.Analysts on average had expected a profit of eight cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In its outlook, Encana reiterated its capital spending target of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion and reaffirmed its production targets, including approximately 15 per cent liquids growth from its core growth assets. read more

Moroccos Police Arrest 5 Suspects for Alleged Links to Drug Trafficking

Rabat – The judicial police in Benguerir, near Marrakech, arrested five people, on October 2, on suspicion of links to a drug trafficking network.The suspects were in possession of large quantities of drugs, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement.The mastermind of the network, aged 30, was the subject of several national search notices. Police arrested him along with four accomplices, including a minor. The suspects were in possession of 512 kilograms of kif, a type of cannabis, 94 kilograms of cured leaves, and six kilograms of cannabis resin.Police also seized several knives and two motorcycles. Security services put the suspects in custody for further investigation.Read Also: Morocco’s DGSN Arrested 420,348 People for Drug Trafficking in 2019The operation is part of Morocco’s crackdown operation against drug trafficking and smugglers.On Monday, September 30, police seized 6.4 tons of cannabis resin in Guelmin, southern Morocco.DGSN shared statistics in September, emphasizing that its staff arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January  1 to September 15.Police have arrested 331,252 people for possession of drugs, while 89,096 were arrested after public prosecutors put out arrest warrants, the DGSN added.During the same period, police seized 112 tons and 1438 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives. Police also seized 1,161,000 psychotropic pills, 44 kilograms of cocaine, and six kilograms of heroin.Read Also: Morocco Seizes 6 Tons of Cannabis Resin in Southern Morocco read more

Group calling itself LTTE denies links in Rajivs killing

The LTTE is represented by Lathan Suntharalingam and Kuruparan Kurusamy. The statement notes that the LTTE believes the pre-planned murder of the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, is the result of a conspiracy motivated by the purpose of dismantling the strong relationship between the Indian government and the LTTE.“We ask for an immediate cessation of this allegation of defamation upon the LTTE concerning the murder of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. As a result, we hope to put an end to the infamy on the LTTE on an international platform and that the International Community would at last end the ban on the LTTE that prevent our People to breathe the air of freedom,” the statement added. (Colombo Gazette)Download (PDF, 191KB) In a media statement, the LTTE said that it never intended to demolish the leadership of India nor attack India.“We never turned our guns towards any person nor leader who was not part of Sri Lanka. We never planned any attack against any non-Sri Lankan leader. We never developed any action against any national leader of India,” the newly formed LTTE said. Both Suntharalingam and Kurusamy have been very active members of the Tamil diaspora community, supporting the now militarily-defeated LTTE. A new organisation operating mainly from Switzerland using the name “The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)” has denied being directly involved in the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.The newly-formed LTTE promotes itself as a political group shunning violence while pushing for Tamil concerns to be addressed. read more

TT Education Minister wants school ban on phones with cameras enforced

Asked about why the student was screaming when the act was being performed on him, Augustine said one must understand the context in which the incident occurred.“People don’t know. The screaming was part of the play and children do scream and carry on. He may not have liked it…what I’m saying is he was not assaulted, he was not hospitalised, he was not traumatised,” he said.He added: “People are not willing to step back and think. Everybody is rushing to say…rape…abuse….not everything is that, particularly when the clip is so short. They need to ask appropriate questions and find out and you cannot hide anything today.”He assured there were no cover-ups on the part of the school, saying, “Everything is out there.”He also said he himself had nothing to hide.Augustine said the families of both boys were satisfied the matter was appropriately handled, adding that boys were “back to school and normal.” (Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia has once again made the call to principals to enforce the ban on cell phones with cameras in all schools. The only cell phones which will be allowed into schools will be those without cameras.Education Minister Anthony GarciaGarcia made the call in the wake of an incident involving two Form Two students at Fatima College, Port-of-Spain, who were recorded in an act being described as a children’s prank.The video, which was subsequently posted on social media, incensed many, with some expressing the concern one of the boys had been sexually assaulted by the other.Yesterday, Garcia said the latest incident had driven home why the cell phone ban should be enforced. He said the videotaping of incidents in schools could have dire consequences, adding that the two students “could be labelled for life.”“They were engaging in child’s play…a normal thing for boys that age to engage in that kind of play,” Garcia said.He said the parents of the students had also agreed it was child’s play and were satisfied no harm was done.Garcia said the ban on cell phones with cameras in schools had been the ministry’s policy for the past ten years but it was up to the principals to ensure this was done. He said it was also the responsibility of school supervisors to liaise with principals to ensure the policy was carried out.Pressed on why principals had not been enforcing the policy, Garcia said it was not for him to answer but rather the various school administrators, as this was part of the operational aspect.Meanwhile, the principal at the centre of the latest incident which sparked Garcia’s latest edict, Fatima College Fr Gregory Augustine, said it was unfortunate because someone in the class filmed the incident, which was against school regulations as cell phones with cameras were not permitted.In speaking about the incident, Augustine said, “I am really amazed in the kind of interest that people have in a two-second video and that people can come to a judgment from two seconds.“This is a boy playing the fool. He was spoken to and that’s it. He acted foolishly, imprudently and he was spoken to with his mother.”He said it was unfortunate the “foolish play” was being termed as “rape” by some who saw it on social media.“I really don’t understand…how people could form an opinion from two seconds…and for people to come up with a thesis. I really find it odd and we need to be much more discerning,” Augustine said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T PM offers to wave immigration regulation for DominicansSeptember 22, 2017In “Regional”Indigenous wear matter being investigated, says subject MinisterMay 30, 2018In “Business”T&T shakes up tuition aid programmeAugust 4, 2016In “latest news” read more

Kevin Owens back in the ring preparing for return Dean Ambrose on

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Kevin Owens just noted on Twitter that he is already back in the ring and worked a match with Adam Cole, presumably at the WWE Performance Center.Owens noted it was his first time wrestling Cole in nearly five years and had fun giving the match a “star” rating at the end of his tweet.I just wrestled @AdamColePro for the first time in 4 and a half years. There was exactly one spectator.He gave it 51.25 stars. — Kevin (@FightOwensFight) February 1, 2019As reported earlier, WWE started hyping that Owens would be returning to Monday Night RAW soon back in December. He’s expected to be ready after WrestleMania.Dean Ambrose on the road with WWEWWE.com is currently advertising Dean Ambrose for RAW live events this weekend in Canada and the live RAW taping this Monday night in Portland.So while reports broke last week that Ambrose gave his notice (something WWE confirmed in a statement to Wrestleview), it would appear he will continue on the road with the company at live events and TV tapings until April.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs John Cena Retired?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Is John Cena Retired? Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live center_img WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Becky Lynch Delighted Ronda Rousey Left WWE Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE NXT Results – 9/4/19 (Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles) Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE Will Use Roman Reigns To Improve RAW`s Rotten Ratingslast_img

Weekend poll shows 65 of locals still oppose Japan IR bill

first_img IRs to benefit as Japan’s LDP pushes through foreign workers bill Load More Actor Takuro Tatsumi declines request to run in Osaka gubernatorial election A poll conducted by Kyodo News over the weekend following passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Japanese Diet on Friday found that almost 65% of respondents remain opposed to its enactment.According to the telephone poll, 64.8% of people questioned said they opposed passage of the bill with just 27.6% showing support. The long-awaited IR bill sets out the basic ground rules for Japan’s first integrated resorts including the provision for three separate locations across the country. RelatedPosts Osaka IR plans in jeopardy if LDP wins Despite the ruling Liberal Democratic Party having pushed hard for casino resorts in order to boost tourism to Japan, the concept has been a controversial one due to widespread public opposition – largely on the back of negative media coverage.As well as bidding for an IR license, one of the enormous tasks facing potential IR candidates will be to help sway public opinion – a task they have been largely reluctant to take on so far.last_img read more

AirIT launches employee engagement and development programme

first_imgAir-IT has launched a new employee engagement scheme to support the wellbeing and personal development of its staff.The initiative, provided by The Dream Manager Programme, provides 12 monthly coaching sessions led by trained staff members.The 90-minute sessions have been designed to help employees with their personal and professional ambitions and aspirations, covering core topics such as goal setting and planning, financial management, communication and relationships, total wellbeing and professional development.The sessions are conducted during business hours, and are supported by regular communication via email, text and postcard.More than 60% of employees have opted to take part in the voluntary programme thus far.The scheme aims to ensure the managed service provider remains an employer of choice. It also aims to support the wellbeing and personal development of staff, while helping the organisation to achieve its business objectives.The programme will sit alongside professional development and team-building initiatives currently offered by the organisation, such as charity fundraising challenges and events.Todd McQuilkin, managing director at Air-IT, said: “This is a really unique and exciting programme; it’s going to help us embed high staff morale and enable our employees to become the people they’ve always aspired to be, in their jobs and personal lives.”Paul Driver, HR lead at Air-IT, added: “It’s about strengthening our existing culture and helping people get to the places they want to be, so we are a more cohesive team.”last_img read more

NPFMC Tightens Limits on Chinook Bycatch

first_imgThe Bering Sea pollock fleet is about to face tougher restrictions when it comes to salmon. This weekend, federal regulators agreed to tie the cap on Chinook bycatch to the health of Western Alaska’s runs.Download AudioWhen the North Pacific Fishery Management Council first set up a hard limit on Chinook salmon, they set it in stone.Now, they’ll check each year to make sure at least a quarter-million salmon got out of the Bering Sea and back up the river system. Otherwise, the pollock fleet will lose a quarter of their Chinook limit.Council member Sam Cotten represents the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He introduced the measure.“At this point, any additional fish returning to those rivers improves the ability to meet escapement goals, which is necessary for the long-term sustainability of the stock — and the people reliant on that fishery,” Cotten said.After a string of subsistence fishing closures and historically bad returns, the council was under pressure to act.The final vote was unanimous, but there was still some disagreement. Member Bill Tweit of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said the initial cut was too steep. He carried an amendment to bump it up to 45,000 Chinook. Any more than that, and vessels will be forced to stop fishing.The pollock industry was almost universally opposed.Captains and fleet managers said they’ve started to see more salmon up on the fishing grounds. Until they make it back to the Unalakleet, Upper Yukon, and Kuskokwim rivers, the runs will still look bad — and the bycatch limit will drop down with them.Under those conditions, Donna Parker of the Arctic Storm Management Group said she believes the pollock harvest is likely to get shut down.“And you’re going to shut it down without a benefit to rebuilding those rivers,” Parker said. “It has been demonstrated [that] this will not impact the reproductive productivity of the rivers.”A clear estimate wasn’t available from the North Pacific Council’s scientists — in part, because it’s hard to say what happens to a salmon on its way upstream. The ecosystem’s still being researched.The financial impacts were an immediate concern. About 100 boats fish for pollock in the Bering Sea. It’s the largest, most valuable harvest in the country, and almost all of it is landed in the eastern Aleutian Islands.Frank Kelty is a resource analyst for the city of Unalaska, where pollock makes up well over half the local tax base.“Every king salmon in that area in Western Alaska is important,” Kelty said. “But we could have a major impact to a fishery and communities in my area that I don’t think is justified to change what we have in place now.”Over the last few years, trawlers have been getting fewer Chinook on accident — down to around 13,000 fish or 2 percent of the total population. Using excluder nets and rolling closures to seal off the areas where there’s the most salmon has made a difference.The North Pacific Council voted to expand both of those measures. They also increased the amount of pollock that’s up for harvest in the winter, when bycatch rates are lowest for Chinook and chum salmon.They’re a new priority. They may not be as threatened as Chinook, but chums are still an important source of food and income in Western Alaska.Tribal leaders from the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Association of Village Council Presidents spoke on behalf of the region at the council meeting.But Joe Garnie was one of the few residents who managed to make the trip to Anchorage from his village just outside of Nome. Garnie said things have changed in Teller.“For the last 12 years, I’ve not caught one king, so I’ve had a forced closure on my king fishing,” Garnie said. “And I made the adjustment. I’m still here. I’m still healthy.”In time, Garnie said the pollock industry — and the people who rely on it — will learn to make their own adjustments.The new restrictions on bycatch won’t go into effect immediately. They still have to be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. And the North Pacific Council also wants a look to make sure the regulations match up with their intent.last_img read more

Kumail Nanjiani Plays an Unusual Orc in Shadow of War

first_img The Big Sick and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani will be lending his talents to the upcoming Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The actor/comedian plays an orc called The Agonizer. That name may sound intimidating, but as you’ll see in the video below, this orc is different from what you would expect.As Nanjiani explains, The Agonizer is an orc with a tendency of second guessing himself. Nanjiani does more than just lend his voice to the character. The actor’s face was fitted with special motion tracking technology that transferred his performance into the game. The Agonizer might be humorous, but he still fits nicely into the dark and gritty world of Shadow of War.Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will once again play as Talion/Celebrimbor. Now known as the Bright Lord, the heroes are taking the fight directly to the Dark Lord, Sauron. To accomplish this seemingly impossible task, players must amass an army of orcs, uruks, and monsters. The game also features an enhanced Nemesis System, which will make every playthrough different for each player.Expect Shadow of War to be released on October 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning that if you purchase it on Xbox, you can also play it on PC (and vice versa). It will also be enhanced for the Xbox One X. This will surely entice folks to purchase it for Microsoft’s upcoming console.I was a huge fan of Shadow of Mordor and am anticipating Shadow of War. I was lucky enough to actually play some of it during E3. If you want to know what I thought, make sure to check out my hands-on impressions of the game.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive Stay on targetlast_img read more

Cesar Herada designs oil sucking drones to help clean the seas after

first_img As it turns out someone with some serious skills also wanted that. Cesar Herada, a researcher who has formerly been associated with Ushahidi and MIT’s Senseable City Lab, has created the Protei oil-spill cleaning drone. The Protei oil-spill cleaning drone is designed to be a semi-autonomously device that can sail into the sea and scoop up the oil in a spill, leaving the oil in the container and the water in the ocean. How is this accomplished? With the help of powerful oil-sucking booms that are built into the device. The oil-sucking boom is detachable, and each one is able to hold up to two tons of crude oil per trip. The advantage to using one of these devices is that no humans have to be exposed to toxic substances in order to clean up the mess. © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Oil spills represent a significant danger to the oceans of the world. Many of us watched the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and wished that there was a simple way to clean it up. Citation: Cesar Herada designs oil sucking drones to help clean the seas after a spill (2011, April 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-cesar-herada-oil-drones-seas.html Explore further More information: sites.google.com/a/opensailing.net/protei/ The Protei drones are also able to be modified for other types of disasters. In the future modified versions of the Protei drones may possibly be sent in to detect the levels of radiation in water supplies, or to collect samples of other potentially polluted waters. The designers have also mentioned that there may be some commercial uses for the Protei drones as well, but they did not give any specifics on this point. Clean-up tools may help protect wetlands from Gulf of Mexico oil spill The best part is that Protei is an Open Source Hardware project. This means that its design will be available to the public, so it can be built by anyone. The remote controlled Protei is relatively inexpensive to produce and inflatable. 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

5 Things You Can Learn From a Poorly Designed Website

first_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens 3 min read My son has just started middle school, and along with becoming oriented to an unfamiliar school environment, he now has “homework like never before,” and it is not just the amount of homework.His teachers no longer send home printed homework sheets. Students are expected to visit the teachers’ individual websites to download assignments, study guides, and watch lectures. And while going online is not normally a problem for technophile middle schoolers, it becomes a problem when the websites are poorly designed.Visitors come to a website to satisfy goals, to perform tasks, and to get answers to questions. If users cannot find what they’re looking for on a website, they will go elsewhere. But my son can’t go elsewhere. He has no choice but to muddle through the unclear navigation and bad design to find what he needs. It is maddening.Still, you can learn a lot from being forced to use a poorly designed website, including ways to improve your own or a client’s.1. Do everything you can to reduce the number of clicks.From the “Sixth grade homework” page, where he was told all assignments would be linked, he has to click through three pages to reach the math assignments. Those math assignments should be directly linked from the main page. When navigating, site users don’t want to stop and read along the way. They want to keep moving until they find the right link.2. Make the links meaningful.Links should be descriptive. Don’t tell readers to “Read more,” “click here,” or “more.” Tell them what they will read if they click. “Math homework October 6-10” is an example of a descriptive link.3. Make copy easy to scan with subheads and bullets.Lists make information easy to grab and help people skim through the information. If possible, keep lists short. But if your list must be long, use white space to break it up.4. Heading content should be concise and descriptive.It should stand out from the rest of the text. Well-written headings facilitate scanning so users can find exactly what they need. They can also make the information less dense and more readable, allowing users to get a quick overview of the page.5. Keep in mind that less is often more on the Web.Eliminate distracting site features such as flash animation or scrolling text. Use animation where it helps, not just for show. Listen Now October 17, 2014 This story originally appeared on PR Dailylast_img read more

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