New Delhi, May 3 (PTI) Four Indian naval ships including two stealth frigates will take part in a trilateral exercise next month near the South China Sea which will see India, US and Japan playing war games in East of Okinawa.Defence sources said the two frigates along with a tanker and a corvette with integral helicopters will take part in Malabar Exercise which will be held from mid-June to the end of the month.Reacting sharply to Indias move in December last year of including Japan in the Indo-US Malabar naval exercises on a permanent basis, China had said that Tokyo will not “provoke confrontation” and “heighten tensions” in the region.China is in a territorial dispute with the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam over the South China Sea issue. There are overlapping claims over the waters in that maritime region.The US, which had been pushing for Japans inclusion, has said the exercise is an important element for assessing the maritime capabilities of all the three countries.The US has in recent months ramped up its warnings over what it calls Chinas growing “militarisation” in the South China Sea.American warships and aircraft have undertaken number of operations in the region to challenge Chinas moves even as the US hopes to stitch Asian military powers into a closer cooperation.The US has also been pushing for a quadrilateral security dialogue involving itself, India, Japan and Australia. PTI SAP KND ZMN KND
Spanish club Zamora have released one of the most baffling kits of the season!The club currently play in the Spanish fourth division, but have gone viral after their third kit was presented online.Zamora’s new offering is produced by Kappa, and features an entire circulatory system, with the team’s logo in place of the heart. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A series of veins also runs all around the shirt, as well as a motto on the back of the shirt.GRACIAS 😍 | Más de 1.000.000 de personas ya han visto el traje del zamora en todo el mundo. No sabemos como agradecer toda esta difusión. #VosotrosHacéisElZamora #trajeZamora pic.twitter.com/0KO7FsFfK5— Zamora CF (@ZCFoficial) October 10, 2018In Spanish, it reads: “La sangre, ese líquido rojizo que transporta vida por nuestro cuerpo, que nace y fluye del corazon para alimentar nuestras emociones y sentimento.”That loosely translates to “Blood, that reddish liquid that transports life through our body, that is born and flows from the heart to nourish our emotions and feelings.”Zamora posted a tweet thanking fans for their response to the kit, writing: “Thanks! More than one million people have already seen the Zamora shirt around the world.”Zamora have lost just once this season, but it remains to be seen if this kit will spark fear into opposition hearts – it has certainly circulated around the internet!
Wayde van Niekerk retained his world 400 metres title in dominant fashion on Tuesday as he stormed to victory in 43.98 seconds but there was almost as much interest in the empty lane alongside him where Botswana’s Isaac Makwala should have been.South African Van Niekerk, the Olympic and defending champion and world record holder, ran a controlled race and was even able to ease down over the final strides as he secured the first half of what he hopes will be a 400/200m double.Steven Gardiner, 21, of the Bahamas was a clear second in 44.41 and 20-year-old world junior champion Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar blasted through at the end to snatch bronze in 44.48.Makwala, third-fastest in the year this season, was scratched from the race earlier on Tuesday having also been withdrawn from Monday’s 200m heats after vomiting before he got on to the track.He insisted he wanted to run but IAAF officials ruled him out for public health reasons and refused him entry to the stadium amid a swathe of nanovirus and gastroenteritis cases that have affected about 30 athletes from a selection of countries.In his absence, Van Nierkerk looked an even shorter-odds favourite and duly delivered, barely seeming out of breath when he crossed the line with his thoughts already turning to the 200m.”I’ve got a good team to help me recover and its back to work tomorrow,” he said.Van Niekerk had huge sympathy for Makwala.”It was definitely a heartbreaking moment,” he said. “I saw him just before the 200 heat and the only thing I could think of was just wrapping my arms around him and telling him he should get well soon.advertisement”As much as we want to win gold medals, we also want to go out there and have best guys on the track with us. It’s such a massive pity. He’s a strong athlete, I’ve seen him break through a lot of challenges. So I have a lot of sympathy for him.”I wish I could give him my medal to be honest, but this is sport. We need to go out there and fight for our opportunities and it could’ve happened to any one of us. We all have tough times, we just need to get up and fight harder.”Long-striding Gardiner, who set a national record 43.89 in the semis, could not quite reproduce that on a cold London night but looks equipped to challenge Van Niekerk in the future.Haroun, who switched nationality from Sudan to Qatar two years ago, was last with 70 metres to go but edged past Baboloki Thebe of Botswana (fourth) and Jamaica’s Nathon Allen (fifth) in the final metres.Fred Kerley had scraped into the final as a fast loser but finished last as the United States failed to medal in the event for only the second time since the championships began in 1983.
To shave or not to shave? With the spring heat finally here for good, that is the question many bearded men have a difficult time answering. Do you go clean-shaven and risk the baby-face jokes that are bound to ensue? Or will you brave the heat and humidity in exchange for an itchy and sweaty beard? Both options sound unpleasant, but fear not. There is a happy medium that can be achieved if you take the right steps to groom your facial hair properly.We talked to professional barbers Ramsay Gorosieta and Damien Reyes for some insight and tips on how you can take your winter beard into spring. Gorosieta and Reyes are barbers at Birds Barbershop in Austin, TX, and both have several years of experience in cutting hair and shaping beards. Birds Barbershop was recently awarded Best Barber Shop in Austin, TX, by The Manual, so these guys definitely know a thing or two about proper grooming.Grooming ProductsIf you’ve been growing your beard all through the winter months, be sure to do your spring cleaning. Pick a quality beard oil and add that to your grooming arsenal. They fight the dryness and itchiness that plagues many and provide the moisture to keep your beard looking right. Gorosieta went local and highly recommended Woodsman Beard Oil by Bearded Bastard. The 1 oz. bottle is made by hand in Austin, TX, scented with Texas cedar, and produced with natural oils that keeps facial hair soft and moisturized.While beard oils are probably the most popular option, Reyes says there are two products that are even better. “Your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Most people forget that it’s hair and needs to be kept just like the hair on our heads.” Heat causes sweat, and sweat causes stench. So remember, hair is hair and whether it’s on your scalp or your face, both deserve to be treated the same. Try something like Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo. It comes in a solid form as a 100% natural bar, and is made with Kunzea oil which does wonders on irritated skin and halts the itch.Trimming and TaperingTapering is a popular hair trend that many men have adopted, and it can also be done when trimming your beard. Rather than long on the top and short on the sides, the beard will be longer at the chin and tapered up the sideburns and neck. Your winter beard is likely to be long, so determine how much you want to trim, set your guard, and taper up for that happy medium. The guard is likely to be the biggest factor in finding your happy medium. Be sure to adjust your guard as you taper to fade your beard into your hair. If you try this at home, Gorosieta says, “Raise your jawline and taper towards your neck.” Reyes concurs, “Taper in the sides on the cheeks, but keep the length on the chin.” Tapering requires a good tool so it’s worth investing in a trimmer that gets the job done. Try the Phillips Norelco Beard Trimmer 7300. It comes with 19 length settings, a long lasting battery, and a contour comb that provides a much more even trim.Visit Your BarberWho is man’s best friend? A man with a dog would likely pick his dog. A man with a beard would pick his barber. Your barber knows everything there is to know about your hair. Whether it’s wavy and curly or straight and fine, he knows it all. Would you trust anyone else hovering over your hair with a pair of scissors?Gorosieta is probably a best friend to a lot of folks in Austin. He says that in order to keep your beard shaped, you should visit your barber every 4 to 6 weeks or whenever you come in for a routine haircut. If you are a part of the “high and tight” movement and prefer to have your beard tapered with your hairstyle, Gorosieta says you should drop by every two weeks for an edge up.It’s much easier for a barber to shape your beard than attempting to do so at home. Achieving a symmetrical neck and jaw line are difficult to do standing in front of a mirror. If you opt to skip the barbershop and try at home, Gorosieta says, “To get a symmetrical neck/jaw line, start by picking the length at the Adams apple. Then, follow the jawline from the bottom of the sideburns down to the spot picked. Don’t forget to keep your cheeks clean. Shave starting at the sideburns and work your way to the mustache. It is easiest to have your barber get a clean symmetrical line and then keep up with it at home as needed.”As long as you follow these guidelines, choose the right products, and visit your barber routinely, you can take your winter beard into spring without having to lose it. How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations
Islamabad: Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari was sent on a 11-day physical remand by an accountability court on Tuesday, a day after he was arrested in a multi-million dollar money laundering case. A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested the 63-year-old co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party from his house here on Monday hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected his bail plea. He was presented before accountability court judge Mohammad Arshad Malik, who granted the NAB 11-day physical remand of Zardari and ordered that he be presented before the court again on June 21. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’During the court proceedings, the NAB requested 14-day physical remand for Zardari, which was opposed by his counsel Farooq H Naek. NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi informed the court that fake bank accounts were opened with the help of bank officials. Abbasi said that Zardari had been arrested and his remand was necessary for investigation. Zardari also moved an application through lawyer Farooq Naek for additional facilities during detention, which also include a request for servant. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaTalking to the media outside the court, Zardari said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was “selected” leader and not elected. He claimed that interior minister Ijaz Shah ordered his arrest. Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are two of the main accused in the money laundering scandal which utilised fake bank accounts to channel illegally gained funds out of Pakistan. According to the NAB officials, the duo made transactions of Rs 150 million through alleged fake bank accounts. The arrest warrants were issued on Sunday by the NAB, the anti-corruption watchdog, which is probing them in the fake bank accounts case. Strict security arrangements were made for Zardari’s appearance in court on Tuesday and around 1,500 security personnel were deployed. At least 300 policemen were deployed outside the NAB headquarters, while roads leading to accountability court remained closed for all kind of traffic. Prior to his arrival at the court, a three-member team of doctors conducted a medical examination of the former president. According to the NAB sources, Zardari was found to be fit for physical remand. Zardari, the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013, has denied any link with the fake accounts. He has said the allegation was part of a vilification campaign by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party to malign opposition leaders. He was elected as a member of the National Assembly from the NA-213 Nawabshah seat of Sindh province in last year’s general election. Zardari’s arrest prompted a strong reaction from the Opposition and sporadic protests by PPP workers in various parts of the country, mostly in the party-ruled Sindh province.
New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday challenged senior BJP leaders J P Nadda and Vijay Goel to compare the top 10 government schools in BJP-ruled states with the ones under the AAP government and then debate. The challenge by Sisodia comes in response to Bharatiya Janata Party working president J P Nadda’s claims, on Saturday, that the ruling AAP in Delhi had become “a laughing stock”, as he exuded confidence that his party will form the next government in Delhi as the city needs a leadership with “serious vision”. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! In retort, Sisodia said the BJP’s working president was ridiculing the people of Delhi, by calling the AAP-led Delhi government a laughing stock. “I challenge @JPNadda & @VijayGoelBJP to choose top 10 govt schools of BJP education model from any BJP state. I’ll choose top 10 govt schools of Kejriwal education model. I’ll visit your schools, you can visit ours. Let’s then debate- what’s laughing stock and what makes one cry (sic),” Sisodia tweeted. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Addressing BJP Delhi leaders on Saturday on the second day of the state working committee’s meeting, Nadda asked them to work together for the Delhi assembly elections due early next year. Referring to the 2015 Assembly election results, where the Aam Aadmi Party had won 67 of the 70 seats, Nadda claimed the people of Delhi were now realising what the leaders had actually done. “They (AAP) have become the laughing stock. Delhi, being the national capital, needs a leadership which has a serious vision for the city,” he said. Nadda claimed the people were not happy with the the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. “I am fully confident that we will succeed in Delhi,” the BJP working president said. Reacting sharply to Nadda’s words, the Delhi deputy minister said, “By calling the choice made by the people of Delhi a subject of ridicule. I want to remind him about what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his maiden speech in the new Lok Sabha. He said that when some people make fun of the elected government, they are making fun of the people of the country. Perhaps Nadda-ji’s views differ from the prime minister’s.” Stating that the BJP has governments in a number of states and in a few for decades, Sisodia sought to compare the schools being run by the BJP and the AAP governments. “Delhi schools posted the best result in Delhi’s history this year with 94 per cent pass rate. What is the best result in your states? Delhi has the highest portion of the budget (for education), at 26 per cent, do any of your states have such a high allocation for education? Show us even one state run by the BJP where the school infrastructure has been developed, which can be compared with the Kejriwal model,” he said. Sisodia claimed children from Gurgaon in Haryana and Noida, Loni and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh were coming to Delhi to study in schools run by the AAP government. The BJP has formed the state governments in both Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The AAP leader alleged the BJP has failed to improve the school education system in its states. “Is it a joke that Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party government has successfully regulated private school fees, and the CM of a neighbouring state had recently said private school fees can’t be controlled? Is it a joke that Delhi has 25 per cent budget for education? Or that Delhi school teachers go abroad for training?” he added. Sisodia said, “At least Kejriwal’s education model is making you laugh but look at the BJP’s government schools it will make you cry!”
New Delhi: Intelligent traffic system does not discriminate between violators of law whether it is a central minister, chief minister, bureaucrat or a journalist, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday while asserting hefty fines for traffic rule violations are aimed at curbing road accidents.He also stressed that there should be no fear of hefty “challans” if someone is abiding by the law. Post imposition of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, from September 1, hefty challans for traffic rules violations by the police have hit the headlines. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Why is this fear of challans if one is following traffic rules. People should rather be happy that India’s roads will become safer like abroad where people strictly abide by traffic norms. Is human life not precious,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told PTI in an interview. Gadkari said stringent rules were “much needed” as people had taken traffic laws very lightly and there was neither fear nor respect for law. “I am sensitive to this issue. Ask the family members who have lost someone near and dear in road accidents. 65 per cent of the road accidents victims are in the age bracket of 18 to 35 years, ask their families how they feel. I too am an accident victim and it is a well-thought-of step with consent from almost all political parties whether Congress, Trinamool or TRS,” he said. He said there are people who have not even been once fined as they follow traffic norms asking why others cannot emulate them. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAsked there have been multiple instances of hefty penalties where challans issued surpassed the cost of the vehicle, the minister said they were slapped multiple fines on account of multiple offences and instances had come to his notice where offenders lacked licence, pollution clearance, insurance etc. “Intelligent traffic system does not discriminate. If you violate the law, you will have to pay penalty whether you are central minister, Chief Minister, bureaucrat or a journalist. There have been instances in my knowledge where CMs and others have been slapped with challans.” He appealed to the people to use the digital platforms like DigiLocker or mParivahan to carry Driving Licence, Registration Certificate or other documents in ‘electronic form’ which are valid under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and present them to traffic police if asked. These electronic records available on DigiLocker or mParivahan are deemed to be legally recognised at par with the original documents as per the provisions of the Information Technology Act and the Motor Vehicles Act. As per the Motor Act, the owner/driver has to produce the documents — licence or certificate of registration etc to the authority on demand. About states, he said that all the states are on board and have started implementing the new provisions and Tamil Nadu could play a role model as implementation has resulted in 28 per cent drop in accidents in the state. PTI
Gazing into the camera next to the words “I Am Joan Jett, and I Am a Vegetarian”, platinum-selling America musician, Joan Jett, unveiled her new ad on Sunday at a star-studded event in Florida.Joan Jett’s New PETA AdShe was joined by punk-rock icon Iggy Pop, who presented the Blackhearts’ leader with the Nanci Alexander Activist Award, named for the founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida and owner of the gourmet vegan restaurant, Sublime, where the event took place.“Joan takes every opportunity to talk about the importance of being kind to animals, and she’s among the most dedicated activists I’ve had the pleasure of knowing”, says PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk. “People listen when this star talks. She’s had a positive influence on countless fans.”Just like us, other animals are highly social, form strong bonds with their friends and families and mourn when they lose a loved one. They can experience joy, love, pain and fear. Yet on factory farms, pigs, chickens and other animals are crowded together in their own waste, and many are driven insane. Most never see sunlight or breathe fresh air. When they are still very young, they are loaded onto lorries bound for the abattoir, where they ride a conveyor belt to the person or machine with the knife. Many are still conscious and terrified when they face the final incision.To view PETA UK ads featuring Jett and Iggy Pop and to take the 30-day pledge to be vegan for World Vegan Month, visit PETA.org.uk.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was injured in a fall while cross-country skiing in Switzerland over the winter holidays and has cancelled meetings in the next three weeks, her spokesman said Monday.Steffen Seibert told reporters that Merkel had suffered a fractured pelvis and must lie down as much as possible. She will work from home during this period.
Casblanca- Held every two years in Morocco’s Red City, the Marrakech Biennale is a Moroccan festival that promotes inter-cultural and inter-artistic exchange. This year, the Southern Pearl city will host the fifth edition of this festival.Marrakech will host the fifth edition of the Marrakech Biennale from February 23 to March 30. Many international artists from all corners of the world will take part in this event.This year’s edition of the festival will include three artistic categories: visual arts, literature, film and video. The Israeli artist Keren Cytter is among the artists who will participate in the Visual Arts category.But Cytter’s presence in this event “seems to bother those who speak out against the normalization of relations with the Jewish state, even artistically.”In a statement to the daily Akhbar Al Yaoum on February 6, the Secretary General of the Moroccan Observatory against normalization, Aziz Hannaoui, said that “Cytter is from Tel Aviv, which means that she is an Israeli, and hosting her in Morocco is normalization.’Several comments expressing opposition to Sitter’s presence in Marrakech Biennale appeared in Moroccan social media, and some suggested that they were considering organizing a sit-in against the inclusion of “Israeli art” in the festival. Maintaining balance between artistic disciplines and providing an international focus on Morocco’s burgeoning artistic scene are the two major principles of the Marrakech Biennale.According to Marrakech Biennale’s official website, this event aims “to promote inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary exchanges through an educational approach that addresses art professionals, students and the general public.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Rabat – Cecil the lion, one of Zimbabwe’s most famous and loved creatures in Hwange National Park, was shot and killed by an American hunter with a bow and arrow earlier this month.The 13-year-old lion was part of an Oxford University project and wore a GPS collar.Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, USA, is being held responsible for killing the lion, and has said that he “deeply regrets” killing Cecil. Palmer is believed to have paid $55,000 for the privilege to shoot and kill the lion with a bow and arrow. Cecil was shot on July 1.“I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt,” he said. “I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst and farm owner Honest Ndlovu are charged with poaching offenses for not having the required hunting permit. The two Zimbabwe men could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.According to police, Walter Palmer could face poaching charges as well.Conservation groups in Zimbabwe and animal-lovers around the globe are in outrage over the killing, due to the lion’s fame and for the way in which he was killed.Hunters illegally lured Cecil outside of the confines of the park using bait, wounded the lion with a bow and arrow, and killed him the next day with a gun, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.Soon after, Cecil was beheaded and skinned.“Cecil was the most confident lion you ever met,” Brent Stapelkamp, a long-time researcher for Oxford University’s project, told The Telegraph. “He knew he was the biggest on the block.”Cecil was often identified by his black-tinted mane and large size, and recognized for his apparent confidence and comfort around park visitors.“You could get to two or three photographs of him, without him moving, and he was used to safari vehicles. He was a total lion experience.”According to David Macdonald, founding director of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, it’s important to note that research has shown that if one male is killed, “the resulting perturbation” can lead to the deaths of other males and to the deaths of his cubs.Since the news of the incident, more than 300,000 people have signed an online “Justice for Cecil” petition, calling on Zimbabwe’s government to stop issuing hunting permits for endangered animals.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
After being closed Wednesday as a result of freezing rain and poor conditions across Niagara and Hamilton, Brock University will re-open with normal operations Thursday.All classes and activities planned for during the day and Wednesday evening at Brock University’s main campus, as well as those at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Hamilton campus were cancelled.As conditions were expected to improve overnight, Brock is scheduled to resume normal operations Thursday, Feb. 7, unless otherwise announced.Watch Brocku.ca for further updates.
AMES, Iowa — Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 15 with 10 rebounds and Iowa State rolled past North Dakota State 81-59 for its fourth straight win.Nick Weiler-Babb scored 11 points with eight rebounds for the Cyclones (7-1), who shot 50 per cent from the floor.Iowa State wasn’t pushed hard in this one. The Cyclones cruised to a 16-point halftime lead and then opened the second half with a 10-2 run to jump ahead 53-29. Back-to-back buckets by Shayok made it a 67-37 game with just over 12 minutes to go.Iowa State’s Cam Lard and Zoran Talley, each of whom started the season with seven-game suspensions, returned against the Bison. Lard had two points and two blocks and Talley — wearing a black mask to protect a broken nose — had four points and two assists.The pair hooked up on an alley-oop dunk with about 11 minutes left, giving Lard his first points of 2018-19 in emphatic fashion.Rocky Kreuser had 13 points to lead the Bison (2-7), who made the score respectable with a late 19-2 run as Iowa State coach Steve Prohm tinkered with his lineup.THE BIG PICTURENorth Dakota State: After playing at No. 1 Gonzaga (and losing 102-60), against Drake in Minneapolis and in Ames, the Bison could use a home game. They’ll get one on Saturday.Iowa State: Lard didn’t start after doing so a year ago. Prohm opted to stick with Jacobson, who came into play averaging 17 points and 7.7 rebounds a game. Lard made his first appearance at the 10:46 mark of the first half and promptly blocked a shot, a specialty of his. But Lard played just four minutes in the first half, and when he went back in the game it was essentially over.UP NEXTNorth Dakota State hosts Eastern Washington on Saturday.Iowa State plays at No. 18 Iowa on Thursday. The Hawkeyes got blown out by No. 10 Michigan State 90-68 on Monday — and star freshman Joe Wieskamp hurt his ankle in the loss.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Luke Meredith, The Associated Press
L’iPhone OS 4.0 doté de la fonction multitâche ?États-Unis – D’après le site internet AppleInsider, Apple pourrait intégrer au futur iPhone OS 4.0 la fonction multitâche pour les applications tierces ainsi qu’une nouvelle fonction semblable à Exposé.La fonction multitâche existe déjà sur l’iPhone pour quelques applications liées au système d’exploitation iPhone OS, mais Apple dit avoir volontairement limité ses possibilités dans le but d’économiser l’énergie du smartphone. Son utilisation avec les applications tierces est donc pour le moment impossible. Apple serait pourtant parvenu à mettre au point cette fonctionnalité tout en préservant la batterie de l’appareil. Le site internet sous-entend également qu’une fonction similaire à Exposé permettra à l’utilisateur de basculer d’une application à une autre sur son iPhone. Le futur smartphone devra être capable de supporter ces nouvelles possibilités, tout en maintenant son ergonomie et sa simplicité d’utilisation qui font aujourd’hui tout le succès du célèbre appareil. L’arrivée de l’iPhone OS 4.0 risque bien de se faire attendre. Le 12 mars 2010 à 16:30 • Emmanuel Perrin
Allemagne : un cratère de 30 mètres se forme dans la nuitDans la nuit de dimanche à lundi, un cratère de 30 mètres de diamètre et de 20 mètres de profondeur s’est formé à Schmalkalden, dans l’est de Allemagne. Le trou a surpris les habitants dans la nuit et a englouti une voiture. C’est un habitant de cette zone résidentielle qui a alerté les secours, vers 3 heures du matin hier. Il raconte avoir entendu des bruits étranges à l’extérieur. Au total, six maisons et 25 personnes ont dû être évacuées. Il n’y a eu aucun blessé.L’agence allemande DAPD a pu avoir des précisions auprès de Lutz Katschmann, du service de géologie et de l’environnement du Land de Thuringe. Il précise que la raison de cet effondrement de terrain n’était pas connue dans l’immédiat. Personne ne s’attendait à ce qu’un cratère vienne engloutir une partie de la ville.Les autorités comptent combler le trou avec du gravier.Découvrez le cratère en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/crat%e8re/un-cratere-immense-se-forme-en-allemagne_art10113.htmlLe 2 novembre 2010 à 14:20 • Emmanuel Perrin
La Chine entend revoir ses normes de qualité environnementaleA l’occasion du septième Forum international de l’environnement et du développement de Chine, le gouvernement a annoncé son intention de réévaluer ses normes de qualité environnementale. De nouveaux seuils de pollution portant notamment sur l’air, l’eau, le sol et le bruit, seront mises en place dans les cinq prochaines années.La Chine vient d’annoncer son intention de réévaluer les normes de la qualité de l’environnement du pays, et ce au cours des cinq prochaines années, rapporte le site Radio Chine Internationale. De nouveaux seuils d’émissions polluantes dans les secteurs industriels clés seront mis en place, a déclaré le vice-ministre de la Protection de l’Environnement Zhou Jian à l’occasion du septième Forum international de l’Environnement et du Développement de Chine.Les normes concernant la qualité de l’air, de l’eau, du sol, mais aussi la pollution sonore seront révisées, tandis que des campagnes spéciales seront lancées pour faire face aux problèmes environnementaux auxquels est exposée la population chinoise. Parmi les problèmes urgents à traiter, la pollution de l’eau potable et le traitement des déchets, a souligné Zhou Jian.En outre, la question des émissions de gaz à effet de serre a été abordée par le ministre chinois des Sciences et Technologies, Wan Gang, lors de la quatrième réunion ministérielle du Forum sur le leadership en matière de séquestration du carbone (CSLF). Il a assuré que la Chine souhaitait déployer des efforts communs avec les autres pays pour développer les technologies de captage et de stockage du CO2.Le 23 septembre 2011 à 16:01 • Maxime Lambert
Boeing’s first crewed test flight to the International Space Station will be longer than originally planned to complete additional microgravity research, maintenance, and other activities while the Starliner craft is docked to station, NASA announced today.NASA and Boeing have agreed to extend the duration of the flight test after completing an in-depth technical assessment of the CST-100 Starliner systems. They are now targeting the crew flight test, with astronauts on board, to late 2019, after delaying the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test to August.“NASA’s assessment of extending the mission was found to be technically achievable without compromising the safety of the crew,” said Phil McAlister, director of the commercial spaceflight division at NASA Headquarters. “Commercial crew flight tests, along with the additional Soyuz opportunities, help us transition with greater flexibility to our next-generation commercial systems under the Commercial Crew Program.”Boeing technicians lower the Starliner upper dome to the lower dome before bolting and sealing the pressure vessel. (Photo Credit: Boeing)Boeing also will fly a Pad Abort Test, which will demonstrate the abort engines can push the spacecraft about a mile up and a mile out from the test site, before those two orbital flights to demonstrate the company’s ability to safely carry astronauts away from a launch vehicle emergency, if necessary, NASA said.“The uncrewed flight tests provide a wealth of data for us to analyze every phase of flight,” said Steve Stich, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program deputy manager. “They offer a phenomenal opportunity for us to evaluate the end-to-end performance of the systems, and really set us up for flight tests with crew. Our Boeing and NASA teams are making tremendous progress without compromising safety as we prepare for launch.”Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, which is designed to be reusable up to 10 times, is nearly complete, according to NASA. “The Starliner team is working to complete all of the critical testing and integration on the spacecraft to ensure the shortest possible time between the completion of the uncrewed flight and the first launch of crew, and then to operational missions to station.”Boeing’s Chris Ferguson helps NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Mike Fincke train for a spacewalk. (Photo Credit: Boeing)NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Mike Fincke and Boeing’s Chris Ferguson are continuing preparations for the Crew Flight Test at Johnson Space Center in Houston. They are training on Starliner’s and the space station’s systems, and are now focusing on becoming a longer duration crew.Mann and Fincke are training for upcoming spacewalks, and Ferguson is training to support them from inside the station.The delays mean NASA’s other Commercial Crew Program partner, SpaceX, could be set to send crews to the space station well before Boeing. In March, the company completed an uncrewed flight test, known as Demo-1, to the space station. SpaceX now is processing the same Crew Dragon spacececraft for an in-flight abort test. The company then will fly a test flight with a crew, known as Demo-2, to the station.More on Geek.com:NASA Astronaut Eric Boe Is Pulled From Boeing’s Starliner Test FlightSpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to Space StationBoeing Unveils ‘Wingman’ Drone That Could Fly Alongside Fighter Jets Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System
The latest candidates vying for a seat on the Vancouver City Council this year are feeling a lot of love for the city.“We have a rich history, and I’m committed to making the future of the city of Vancouver even brighter by bringing effective leadership,” said Scott Campbell, the government and community affairs liaison with Waste Connections, who plans to run for Position 1 on the council.“I wanted to give something back to Vancouver, my community I love so much,” said Steven Cox, who is retired from a career in the U.S. Army and plans to run for mayor.Greg Henderson, who is also running for mayor, said he decided to run because “it’s not enough to just love your city. You’ve got to make it a better place than when you set foot in it.”And Michelle Beardshear said that if she’s elected as a city councilor she would continue to strengthen the community and make sure “all the great things about Vancouver are available and accessible to all.”Also runningThe latest list of candidates expressing interest in one of four seats on the nonpartisan council join a growing number of community members who say they are in the running.